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UK's RAF will unseal entire UFO archives, records to go online 'within first quarter of 2020'

UFO england 2014
© Cavendish
A UFO hovers over Manchester, England in 2014
The RAF's entire UFO sightings archive is to be declassified this year. The air force's "X-files" are expected to be listed on a dedicated web page by Easter.

It closed down its UFO unit in 2009 after concluding that in more than 50 years they had never deceived any hard evidence of a potential extraterrestrial threat.

An Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "It had been assessed that it would be better to publish these records, rather than continue sending documents to the National Archives, and so they are looking to put them onto a dedicated gov.uk web page."

He added by saying we could expect the records to be published online "some time within the first quarter of 2020".

Comment: RT adds:
After decades of secrecy, the UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) will now publish its entire record of UFO sightings above British territory, in an unprecedented move which is sure to spark even more conspiracy theories.

The archives are comprised entirely of correspondence with members of the public, who have had to file UFO sighting reports with local police since the RAF closed its UFO desk.

The RAF spokesperson was careful not to confirm or deny the existence of aliens, however, merely stating that: "The MoD has no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra terrestrial life and does not investigate UFO reports."

As recently as January 21, there were UFO sightings over London, in broad daylight no less, so the new archives are likely to be a hotspot for X-Files enthusiasts and internet sleuths alike.

"When I worked on the MoD's 'UFO desk' we didn't find definitive proof of extraterrestrial visitation, but there were so many bizarre and unexplained sightings that we didn't entirely rule it out," said Nick Pope, who used to investigate reports of UFO sightings for the MoD.
So, not so significant after all. MUFON and similar organizations probably do a better job than the RAF has.


Magic Wand

Proposed Scottish fish farm rejected - after campaigners warn fishermen could be lured to their deaths by fairies

Flodigarry Isle of Skye

Flodigarry on the Isle of Skye, where a proposed salmon farm sparked a storm over the potential impact on the local sea sprites.
AS complaints about fish farms go some might say those responsible are away with the fairies.

But a group has claimed that the protection of the magical aquatic creatures was a valid reason for opposing plans for a new fish farm on the Isle of Skye. And Highland Council planners have now blocked the 12 cage Organic Sea Harvest salmon farm.

A group calling themselves the Flodigarry Fairies warned the Asrai - which they say have been in the waters off the Isle of Skye, Scotland for over 1,000 years - could die.

They say the sprites are in "fear for their lives" claiming the cages could draw the fairies to the surface and they would melt, in opposing the farm off Skye's north coast.

Comment: Scotland is not the only country where local folklore is taken into account:


Grey Alien

UFOpen for business: Britain's Royal Air Force to declassify X-Files kept in secret for years

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© Pixabay / Stefan Keller
After decades of secrecy, the UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) will now publish its entire record of UFO sightings above British territory, in an unprecedented move which is sure to spark even more conspiracy theories.

The RAF closed down its 'UFO desk' in 2009 after 50 years of reports in which no serious threat was identified. Records from this RAF unit were traditionally sent to the National Archives, where they were kept as classified documents.

Now, however, the most recent reports will be placed in an online archive on a dedicated gov.uk page, according to a Freedom of Information request submitted by the PA news agency.

"It had been assessed that it would be better to publish these records, rather than continue sending documents to the National Archives, and so they are looking to put them onto a dedicated gov.uk web page," a spokesperson for the RAF said.

Question

Canada's Nessie makes another appearance? Footage appears to capture legendary lake monster Ogopogo

ogopogo lake okanagan
© CHROMORANGE / Alexander Bernhard; Wikimedia Commons
Main image: Lake Okanagan British Columbia inset: A statue of Ogopogo in Kelowna.
A father and son enjoying a fishing trip believe they captured footage of the mythical monster dubbed Ogopogo who, legend has it, lives in the murky depths of Canada's beautiful Okanagan Lake.

Tales of the curious creature in the British Columbia lake date all the way back to the 19th century but no concrete evidence has ever been discovered.

Outdoor enthusiast Blake Neudorf believes he and his father finally found some while fishing off a dock in the town of Kelowna.

Comment:


Bizarro Earth

Ominous black ring-shaped 'evil-cloud' looming over Pakistan bewilders residents

O-ring cloud Lahore Pakistan
A mysterious black O-shaped cloud spotted over a city in Pakistan has prompted a torrent of unusual theories from residents and netizens alike, with some suggesting the odd sight is a harbinger of an alien invasion.

Seen floating over Lahore on Tuesday, the "evil cloud" - as some have taken to calling it - left onlookers perplexed, many of whom took to social media to try to get to the bottom of what they had just witnessed.

Comment: Mysterious Smoke Rings or When is a Cloud not a Cloud?

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UFO

Top-Secret UFO files could 'gravely damage' US national security if released, Navy says

Navy UFO video screenshot
© To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science
This infamous video of the USS Nimitz UFO encounter may not be the only one out there...
In November 2004, several U.S. Navy pilots stationed aboard the USS Nimitz encountered a Tic-Tac-shaped UFO darting and dashing over the Pacific Ocean in apparent defiance of the laws of physics. Navy officials dubbed the strange craft an "unidentified aerial phenomenon," but they have remained mum on what, exactly, that phenomenon could've been. Now, unsurprisingly to anyone who's ever considered making a hat out of tinfoil, the military has confirmed they know more than they're letting on.

In response to a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, a spokesperson from the Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) confirmed that the agency possesses several top-secret documents and at least one classified video pertaining to the 2004 UFO encounter, Vice reported.

According to the ONI spokesperson, these documents were either labeled "SECRET" or "TOP SECRET" by the agencies that provided them, and that sharing the information with the public "would cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security of the United States."

Comment: See also:


Attention

Missing 411? Woman mysteriously leaves hotel room in middle of night, body found in lake days later

Kelly Glover 1
© Courtesy of Adam Bremer/Local 10 News
A woman visiting South Florida from Salt Lake City, Utah, was found dead near the hotel where she was staying.

Police were seen early Saturday afternoon removing a body from a large lake that is adjacent to the Fort Lauderdale Westin, located at 400 Corporate Drive.

Authorities later confirmed that the deceased woman was Kelly Glover, who was in South Florida on business and staying at the Westin.

Glover's husband, Adam Bremer, told Local 10 News on Friday that her disappearance was very bizarre.

"Her friend went to bed early (Wednesday)," Bremer said. "My wife was still up. Her friend woke up around 4 a.m. (Thursday), and my wife was nowhere to be found, and the door was left open."

Comment: See also: Missing 411: Unexplained disappearances of people that have never been solved


Question

Mysterious drone swarms appear nightly in US Midwest - no federal agency has an explanation

mysterious drones colorado dec 2019
Local and federal authorities are investigating confirmed reports of mysterious drone sightings in northeastern Colorado and Nebraska that appeared in the night sky this week.

Sheriff's offices in Lincoln, Washington and Sedgwick counties have been getting calls this week about the unknown winged devices after initial reports came out of Phillips and Yuma counties, sheriffs said.

The drones reportedly have 6-foot wingspans and fly between 7 and 10 p.m. in gridlike patterns 150 to 200 feet in the air in groups of six to 10, the Denver Post reported.

Yuma County Sheriff Todd Combs said in a Facebook post Tuesday that the drones are flying in airspace controlled by the federal government, however, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army Forces Command said they don't have any information.

Comment: Business Insider adds that the drones appear in giant swarms and have been flying every night for the past week over Phillips and Yuma Counties. The drones appear and disappear at roughly the same time each night in swarms of at least 17 and up to 30 and appear to measure about 6 feet across.


UFO

Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa, Arizona puzzle residents

Lights over Mesa, AZ
© ABC15
Mysterious lights hovering above the east Valley have many wondering if we've had a close encounter.

"It was pretty bright, it was about straight up over here, and it went straight that way, stopped, and it didn't seem like it was too far," said DJ Maier and Kerri Burnett, describing what they saw.

The couple says they spotted the phenomenon outside their Mesa home on Sunday around nine that night.

They say the object seemed to come from the southeast.


UFO 2

Missing 411? Mystery deepens in death of Michigan mom Adrienne Quintal

Adrienne Quintal
© Facebook
Adrienne Quintal
Foul play does not appear to be a factor in the disappearance of Michigan mom Adrienne Quintal, whose body was discovered over the weekend after she vanished from her family's cabin more than two months earlier, according to new reports.

Quintal's body was discovered Saturday near a dam roughly 300 yards from the Honor, Mich., cabin she vanished from on Oct. 17.

The day Quintal disappeared, the single mom made a desperate call to family members, claiming two men were outside the cabin shooting while she was indoors.

Benzie County Undersheriff Kyle Rosa told local station WPBN Monday that the results of an initial examination of the body seem to indicate otherwise.

Comment: There are a number of profile points in this unfortunate story that align with the Missing 411 data that author David Paulides has collected. See: