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Canadian UFO Sighting Reports - 289 Reported Sightings As Of August 16, 2008

British Columbia leading in the number of reported sighting so far. Total number of Canadian reported sightings so far for 2008 is 289 cases. Running Count

Brian Vike, Director of HBCC UFO Research can be reached at 250 845 2180. But please note, this number is to be used only for anyone wanting to file a UFO report or the media if they would like to contact me. Or you can write to me through the HBCC UFO Research website.

Update takes us through up until August 16, 2008.


Britain UFO group 'serious' over new sightings

UFO team
The UFO team.

Barely a week has passed this summer without one national newspaper or another carrying a story about UFO sightings across Britain.

And now UFOs are claimed to have been spotted over Royston, too.

The Crow was contacted by paranormal investigation group Scope Paranormal, which said that four employees on the York Way industrial estate had spotted an unusual object in the sky at 1am on July 25.


US: UFO sighting: What did Thomasville man see?

Pennsylvania light in sky
©Jason Plotkin
Dave Dietz points out one of the photographs on his computer of the UFO he witnessed and took pictures of outside his Thomasville home last week.

Dave Dietz of Thomasville saw something in the night sky last week, and he's still not sure what.

Dietz isn't some kind of nut. He doesn't have posters of UFOs in his office. He doesn't believe Bigfoot is stalking the woods beyond his Jackson Township home. He doesn't believe in paranormal nonsense.

He's a scientist by trade, an environmental geologist. By avocation, he's an amateur astronomer. His office bookshelves contain tomes about geology and astronomy. There's not an "I want to believe" poster in sight.


UK: Riddle of UFO spotted in sky over Mytholmroyd

Spooky activity has been lighting up Calderdale's skies.

Readers reported seeing strange lights flashing above Mytholmroyd on Monday between 8pm and 9pm.

Chris Granger, 45, of Vale Mill Cottages, Cragg Vale, said he was shocked to see six bizarre lights for two to three minutes before they disappeared.

The ex-RAF avionics technician, said: "The bright yellow lights emerged from the cloud base in pairs and moved towards Hebden Bridge.


Is the search for Bigfoot over?

Is the search over? The supposed Bigfoot can be seen in this screen grab taken from inquisitr.com.

The search for Bigfoot is over, according to two US hunters who say they have found the body of the hairy ape-like creature and will back their claims up at a press conference tomorrow.

Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer say they discovered the body in a forest in northern Georgia, a south-east US state, about two weeks ago.

The pair, who reportedly operate a Bigfoot tracking business, will present "DNA evidence and photo evidence of the creature" at a press conference in California tomorrow.

Comment: Quote from the press release:

August 12, 2008
DNA evidence and photo evidence to be presented at a
PRESS CONFERENCE to be held on
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008
Time: From 12Noon-1:00pm
Place: Cabana Hotel-Palo Alto (A Crown Plaza Resort) 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306

Searching for Bigfoot, Inc. Menlo Park, California
Tom Biscardi, CEO

A body that may very well be the body of the creature commonly known as "Bigfoot" has been found in the woods in northern Georgia.

DNA evidence and photo evidence of the creature will be presented in a press conference on Friday, August 15th from 12 Noon to 1:00pm at the Cabana Hotel-Palo Alto at 4290 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, California, 94306. The press conference will not be open to the public. It will only be open to credentialed members of the press.

Here are some of the vital statistics on the "Bigfoot" body:
*The creature is seven feet seven inches tall.
*It weighs over five hundred pounds.
*The creature looks like it is part human and part ape-like.
*It is male.
*It has reddish hair and blackish-grey eyes.
*It has two arms and two legs, and five fingers on each hand and
five toes on each foot.
*The feet are flat and similar to human feet.
*Its footprint is sixteen and three-quarters inches long and five and three-quarters inches wide at the heel.
*From the palm of the hand to the tip of the middle finger, its hands are
eleven and three-quarters inches long and six and one-quarter inches wide.
*The creatures walk upright. (Several of them were sighted on the same day that the body was found.)
*The teeth are more human-like than ape-like.
*DNA tests are currently being done and the current DNA and photo evidence will be presented at the press conference on Friday, August 15th.


UK: Mystery lights in sky

Strange lights have been spotted in the sky above Huddersfield.

Four people say they saw an unidentified flying object after being woken by a loud noise on Sunday night.

Two people living in Marsh said that at first they thought it was a military aircraft.

But seconds later they saw a bright spherical white light higher up and which had two lights where wing tips might be.

On the same night a Newsome woman was alerted by a noise around the Newsome Road area.

Comment: Fast-flying chinese lanterns???

Isn't that curious?


Australia: It came from the sky

©Marcus Johnson
Marcus Johnson took this photograph... UFO or lens flare?

Marcus Johnson, 39, took this photo of a chopper at the Truscott airstrip in northeast Western Australia, just over the NT border, last week.

On closer inspection he discovered a strange object could be seen flying through the air behind the helicopter.

Mr Johnson, a pilot from Yamba in New South Wales, said he had no idea what the strange lights were.

"It's pretty extraordinary, looking at it,'' he said.


UK: Orange UFOs puzzle Brum

Were they planes or hot-air balloons - or something else? No-one seems to know what was hovering menacingly above the skies of Birmingham.

Many people, including paramedics and police officers, reported sightings of spherical, orange mystery objects flying over Moseley and Kings Heath.

Wayne Dale, an engineer from Hawkhurst Road, Maypole, was walking with a friend when he saw unusual objects moving erratically across the sky.

Comment: There were quite a surge of orange lights seen in the skies over the UK around July 28th and 29th. You can read about some of them here, here and here.


US: 60th anniversary of pilots' close encounter

It was 60 years ago Thursday that two well-respected commercial pilots found themselves on a collision course with a torpedo-shaped unidentified flying object. And that extraordinary encounter would influence the Air Force's early investigation of the whole UFO phenomenon.

During the early morning hours of July 24, 1948, pilot Clarence Chiles and co-pilot John Whitted were flying an Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-3 over the city of Montgomery, Ala. Their airliner was cruising at an altitude of about 5,000 feet and the nighttime flight was pretty much uneventful.

But at about 2:45 a.m., Chiles spotted a hazy red cloud, which looked like aircraft exhaust. It was slightly above them and to the front of the DC-3 by about half a mile. Chiles next saw some kind of aircraft and suspected that it was one of the new jet planes being used by the Army. However, the two pilots quickly realized that this object was not a jet plane and it was coming right at them very fast. The strange object barely missed the DC-3 and passed by them on their starboard side at a distance of about 1,000 feet, according to Chiles's report.


UK: Gran sights UFO over New Forest

A Hampshire camper claims to have spotted a UFO that was travelling "faster than a plane" over the New Forest.

Grandmother Jasmine Percy was packing up her tent to leave Ashurst campsite when she spotted an orange oval disc shaped object that appeared to be on fire.