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Magic Wand

Cover-up! Lights 'not of this world' mystery finally solved

Mysterious lights in the sky witnessed and photographed by an Air Force colonel who described them as "not of this world" apparently have an explanation of this Earth after all, WND can reveal.

Officials say the colorful illuminations seen Jan. 9 over western Arkansas came from special military flares that slowly parachuted to the ground as part of an Air Force training mission involving A-10 aircraft pilots at nearby Fort Chaffee, a base used for testing weaponry.

"We were flying A-10s in that area and they were using flares," Jessica D'Aurizio, chief of public affairs at the 917th Wing of the Air Force Reserve at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, told WND.

She says the flares, which stay lit for about five minutes, produce nearly 2 million candlepower.

Comment: Yeah, right. And the Roswell UFO crash was a weather balloon.

Magic Wand

911 callers report lights in sky in Charlotte - with photo

©CHARLES MILLER; cropped and lightened by Charlotte.com for clarity
His account: Last night just after 8:30, I was in the backyard smoking a cig and saw a light coming in toward Kings Mountain from the south-southeast. ... I went in the house and got my camera and came back out in the front yard to shoot it.

Emergency dispatchers around Charlotte handle wacky 911 calls each night. But Wednesday, agencies got the same type of unusual call:

A hovering light was in the sky.

Others described it as a plane that might be in trouble. A blueish glow. A fire in the sky. A light moving too slow to be a plane.

The calls came into Iredell, Lincoln, Mooresville and Huntersville emergency dispatchers around 8 p.m. -- with even a dispatcher's dad calling in a sighting and one Lincoln County officer reportedly seeing it.


Jacques Vallee, Critical Thinking, and Intelligent UFOlogy

This is yet another preface to our upcoming series on UFOlogy - the first was our UFOlogy Library. In the past month, I've received many emails from people who would rather see Brainsturbator move in a different direction. Some of these messages have been eloquent and polite, some of them have been very confrontational - but they all make the same point: on a planet where over 10,000 children die every single day due to starvation, disease, abuse or warfare, what the fuck am I doing talking about aliens?

Well, first off, I'm not talking about aliens. The UFO phenomenon is way stranger than mere extraterrestrials. And that's precisely why I'm interested in it, and why I will continue to cover it - it's located at the center of nearly all that is weird and unexplained in the human experience. This is slippery territory, and it's very easy to get tripped up on your own assumptions, it's very easy to make mistakes - huge, retarded mistakes.

Bizarro Earth

What's Up? UFO Observed in Western Iran

Tehran - A radiant Unidentified Flying Object was again observed in the sky of Central Sepidar in the vicinity of Bouyer Ahmad in western Iran from 19:10 to 20:30 hours local time (15:40 to 17:00 GMT) Wednesday.

Witnesses told FNA that the object has been observed for more than an hour.

In a similar incident last Monday, an Unidentified Flying Object was witnessed in the same area and at the same time.

Witnesses also said that the UFO has been as big as a ball, with a yellow ray and a bright reddish color in the center.

They also stated that the object has been flying at a very low altitude.

Officials declined to comment on the event.

Magic Wand

Skyfish and Solar Entities

They may be all around us... in the sky, in the water, even in our homes. They have been captured only on film and videotape. No one knows what they are, where they come from, whether or not they are alive, and they have never been touched or seen at rest.

They are called "rods," "skyfish" and sometimes "solar entities." Although the video evidence is compelling that they are quite real and probably living creatures, they are completely unknown to science - a fascinating and baffling mystery.


Bad Guys

The encrypted Military communication channel of NASA deals with extraterrestrial UFOs - as common in Space as planes in the sky

It is interesting to know NASA is completely quiet about it. Whenever Astronauts detect an alien ship trailing the Space Shuttle or other missions, they switch to the encrypted Military communication that is closed to common public.

Evidence has come up which now points to the fact that there are thousands of alien space ships that control the space around the earth. The alien ships follow the terrestrial missions closely. The astronauts see them all the time but asked to keep quiet about the same.

Bizarro Earth

On the surface of it, UFOs could lurk

For nearly 60 years, rumors have circulated of strange flying objects emerging from the ocean off our coast and disappearing in a fantastic flash of speed and light.

Sailors, fishermen, dockworkers, police officers, coastal residents and others have reported eerie otherworldly ships emerging from and submerging into local waters.

UFOs, it seems, have established an underwater base somewhere in the deep, dark recesses between the Channel Islands and the coastline between Long Beach and Santa Barbara.

Despite a tendency to scoff at such conspiracies, I decided to do a little investigating. You know, just to be sure.

To learn more, I contacted UFO researcher Preston Bennett of Los Angeles, who appeared on the recent History Channel special Deep Sea UFOs.

Bizarro Earth

Ice Chunk Crashes Through Delaware Co. Home

A Delaware County family narrowly avoided injury after a chunk of ice came crashing through their home Wednesday evening.

The incident happened shortly after 8:00 p.m. in the 1300 block of Donna Drive in Woodlyn.

Ed and Penny Myers said they were getting their 4-year-old daughter ready for bed when the icy object tore a 3-foot through the roof.

"There was this explosion in the room. At first I thought it was the T.V. shattering and glass, then I looked up and saw the hole in the ceiling and I was afraid the whole ceiling was going to collapse," said Penny.

Bizarro Earth

Air Force colonel reports lights 'not of this world' - Snaps images above Arkansas

In the wake of reports of unidentified objects flying over Chicago's O'Hare Airport, a retired Air Force pilot has his own mystery with a rash of bright, colorful lights he photographed hovering in skies over western Arkansas last week.

©Col. Brian Fields
Mysterious yellow lights in triangular formation seen Jan. 9 near Van Buren, Arkansas. The red lights at right are from a local radio tower

"I believe these lights were not of this world, and I feel a duty and responsibility to come forward," Col. Brian Fields told WND. "I have no idea what they were."


Before O'Hare: The Heathrow UFO

The revelations that in November of last year a UFO was spotted by personnel at Chicago's O'Hare Airport have created an undoubted frenzy within the media on a scale that hasn't been seen for a long time. Yet, UFO encounters at prominent airports are nothing new. In fact, they are positively old-hat.

I could ramble on for hours with regard to all of the cases I have in my files; but for now, one such report will suffice.

Between 7.25 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. on the evening of February 25, 1959, an unidentified flying object was sighted hovering over London (now Heathrow) Airport by four separate witnesses. One of those fortunate enough to have seen the UFO was an Air Traffic Control Officer at the airport, who studied the phenomenon with binoculars for several minutes, before checking with operators to see if any unexplained air-traffic had been monitored.

Although nothing untoward was picked up on radar, one of the witnesses stated that the UFO resembled "the reflection of a searchlight on the clouds." He was keen to stress, however, that the sky had been entirely devoid of cloud cover at the time of the encounter.