Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Continental Airlines Pilot Reports UFO - FBI Investigates (May 26th 2008)

The FBI are investigating this incident although all early reports tend to suggest that it was little more than an amateur ‘rocket enthusiast’.

Is this public announcement of an imminent investigation because the fact that a smoke trail was present and it’s a relatively safe bet that this was the result of an amateur rocketeer?

The main reason for the investigation if early media reports are to be believed isn’t to identify the UFO but rather to assess exactly how close the object was and if it posed any kind of threat.

No doubt model rocket enthusiasts will bear the brunt of this investigations as it has already been reported that those in and around the Houston area have already been approached and questioned by the authorities.

Or is this an all too convenient explanation? Unfortunately (and with the information available) as well as being the most convenient it's also undoubtedly the most likely....



HOUSTON -- The FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration said they are investigating a report from a Continental Airlines pilot, who told air-traffic controllers that a possible model rocket with a flaming tail and a trail of smoke was flying ahead of the plane shortly after takeoff Monday.

Although the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is involved in the investigation, officials said they believe the object was a model rocket.

FAA spokesman Roland Herwig stated: " We don't know for sure what the object was. But we think it might be somebody doing model rocketing…..The pilot saw the rocket and some people saw the rocket's trail. Building rockets is a legitimate hobby, but hobbyists have to let the FAA know what they're doing. "



The pilot spotted the object flying at 5,000 feet about 11 miles east of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston . Flight 1544 continued its trip from Houston to Cleveland after reporting the object to air traffic controllers. Scott Wilson, a spokesman for the FBI's Cleveland office, said in a story in The Plain Dealer that the plane wasn't in danger and landed safely. Continental Airlines spokeswoman Kelly Cripe declined to discuss what crew members had seen aboard the Boeing 737, which carried 148 passengers. The plane did not change course and was not damaged.

FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said::

"We don't know if it was a rocket or what…..We will interview everyone and determine the validity of what was seen. "

Robert Morehead, an engineer and president of the Amateur Spaceflight Association in Houston , said model rockets routinely can reach as high as 40,000 feet. He said model rocket enthusiasts are supposed to notify the FAA if a rocket is entering controlled airspace.

Laura Brown, an FAA spokeswoman in Washington D.C. told the Chronicle that model rockets have crossed paths with planes before but have never struck them. She also said that the Memorial Day holiday weekend was a good time for a launch.

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Saturday, 26 January 2008

MUFON Investigators Report on Stephenville, Texas UFO Witnesses (Video)

Dallas (Fort Worth), Texas Mufon Investigator's Report

Terry Groff of, “The Dallas - Fort Worth Mutual UFO Network” wrote about the recent Mufon investigation:

It was sheer madness in Dublin , Texas on Saturday.

A team of MUFON investigators met with approximately 40 witnesses amid the circus that was the hottest thing to hit Dublin , Texas since they opened the oldest Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant in the world in 1891. (They still use the original formula)

Our team consists of:

  • Ken Cherry - Texas State Director
  • Robert Powell - Director of Research, Field Investigator (FI)
  • David Keel - State Section Director (SSD), FI
  • Mike DeGroff - SSD, FI
  • Steve Hudgeons - Assistant State Director (ASD), Sr. FI
  • James Shatley - ASD
  • Myself - FI
  • Gary Neitzel - FI
  • Paula Schermerhorn - FI

(Gary Neitzel was unable to go to Dublin but will be employed on subsequent interviews)

I rode down to Dublin with ASD James Shatley. We could tell we were approaching Stephenville with the myriad of business marquees saying things like "Aliens Welcome" and "ET prefers Purple Tacos", We saw no such signs in Dublin but I'm sure they were there.

We arrived shortly before noon and it seemed relatively quiet. The meeting was hosted by the local Rotary Club who graciously offered their hall for our use.

We walked in and there were only a handful of people there including our team. I thought to myself that perhaps this might be easier than we first thought. There was media there including NBC and FOX but there wasn't a crush of curiosity seekers... yet.

UFO Sketch Presented To Mufon Investigators
UFO Sketch Presented To Mufon Investigators

Just before 1:00 pm the madness began. Ultimately there would be around 500 people filling the hall designed for 200 people. We had the usual suspects that we quickly put in their place, particularly anyone who attempted to come in wearing tin foil hats. They were instantly told to remove them.

I was truly worried that the media would scare away many witnesses and I was right. Many did leave or never showed up because they were afraid of over-exposure. Yet, many did stay and we interviewed around 40 witnesses from all walks of life and age ranges. I personally interviewed a Grade School Teacher, an Anaesthesiologist, a College Instructor, a Rancher, an Escrow Closer, a Day Care Worker and a retired Agronomist.

After a brief introduction of our team we began the interview process. We secured a separate room but it was far from secluded. We didn't allow the media in the room with a couple of exceptions, but the room was still exposed through the open double doors and there were constant cameras poking through the door to get their shots. I did see my face on the evening news in Dallas.

I noticed that this event drew people out that otherwise would not have reported what they saw, mainly because they didn't know how or to whom. Oddly, none of the witnesses I interviewed were witness to the event(s) of January 8th - all were from December '07 - none of which correlated with the others. My witness' reports consisted of a Black Triangle, Neon Green Orbs, repeating orange explosions and one CE3 in the witness' bedroom. This witness also stated that they had been being abducted for years but it had been more than 10 years since the last.

This investigation is ongoing and our intention is to return to Dublin in about a month to do more interviews in which the media will not be invited nor allowed to attend. We plan to publish our results in the April issue of The MUFON UFO Journal.

Source: The Dallas - Fort Worth Mutual UFO Network

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Sunday, 20 January 2008

Multiple Witnesses to UFO - Stephenville, Texas (January 08th 2008)

The first most of us heard of the recent Texas UFO reports was when Associated Press (see above post) ran a story called, “Dozens in Texas Town Report Seeing UFO” on Monday (14th Jan) even though it was referring to UFO sightings that occurred the previous week on (January 08th 2008).

It has been very interesting to watch how the story propagated throughout the internet and is quickly becoming one of the most publicised UFO events of recent times. The independent witnesses already number quite a few and more are still surfacing along with corroborating video footage and photographs.

Out of the 30+ witnesses who have been identified there's a few which have to be classified as extremely credible, that's not to say the other witnesses aren't as credible but rather that the publics perception tend to favour the former. These witnesses are Erath County Constable Lee Roy Gaitan, local business owner and pilot Steve Allen and an airport technician, I feel their credibility is a little more pronounced due to the fact that the Constable is for all intents & purposes a, “Trained observer” and the other two witnesses are experienced with aircraft which surely makes them less likely to misidentify a terrestrial aeroplane for an extraterrestrial craft. Also several civilians including business owners and reportedly a teacher all gave accounts which seem to concur on the basics of the sighting.

The general consensus of the witnesses was most definitely had seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast, also noticeable and mentioned by some of the witnesses were alternate red and white flashing lights as well as the fact that the object was extremely large and moving extremely fast!!

Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.

Maj. Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station in Fort Worth , said no F-16s or other aircraft from his base were in the area the night of Jan. 8, when most people reported the sighting. Lewis said the object may have been an illusion caused by two commercial airplanes. Lights from the aircraft would seem unusually bright and may appear orange from the setting sun.

Officials at the region's two Air Force bases — Dyess in Abilene and Sheppard in Wichita Falls — also said none of their aircraft were in the area last week.

County Constable Gaitan said:

"I didn't see a flying saucer and I don't know what it was, but it wasn't an airplane, and I've never seen anything like it…..I think it must be some kind of military craft — at least I hope it was. I saw two red glows…..They glowed, and then they kind of faded and glowed again. And I looked again. I thought, 'That's just not right.' What was so astonishing was the speed that this thing took off…..I mean, it took off so fast…..It wasn't an airplane…..It wasn't a meteor, because it wouldn't have been bouncing around. It wasn't just one light…..I had never seen anything like that – never….. They danced around, appeared, reappeared…..I sat there watching three or four minutes, got my binoculars from the car …..I was having trouble keeping up with them. We counted nine or 10 of those strobe lights. They were spread out in the sky, about a half a mile, a quarter of a mile. And after a while, they formed a formation, not a single line; they were still flashing, but not bouncing around like they had been. And then it took off—it appeared they were attached, because they all left at the same time. Shot off in the northeast direction, at a very high-rate speed, I couldn't even keep up with the binoculars…..I'm thinking they were some kind of military manoeuvres, maybe some kind of experiment.”

By the time his 8-year-old son Ryan came outside, the red glow had turned bright white and Ryan adds that it looked faster than any jets he's seen.

Angela Joiner, a local newspaper reporter says that it's the talk of the town right now and several of the witnesses she sees every day, knows them personally and is absolutely sure that they all believe what they saw and that they are speaking the truth.

Steve Allen, Mike Odom and Lance Jones were out admiring a beautiful Texas sunset Tuesday evening when they saw something none of them can explain. Allen called it an unidentified flying object. And, because he's been a private pilot for more than 30 years, he has a little more experience judging air speeds and distances than most.

The phones haven't stopped ringing at Steve Allen's trucking company in nearby Glen Rose. He's the guy who was out Jan. 7 watching the sunset at a friend's house near Selden when they all saw some weird flashing lights.

He indicated that the craft was difficult to see, but based on the lights that appeared to be on the edges of the thing he estimated it to be about one mile long and a half-mile wide. The lights went from corner to corner. It was directly above Highway 67 travelling towards Stephenville at a high rate of speed - about 3,000 miles per hour is what I would estimate. No mention of how thin this thing was, but it's a large craft to be sure, and a fast one, something we certainly don't have in our military -- at least not that we're aware of anyhow.

Steve Allen, a 50-year-old pilot, was at a campfire with friends and says the object was a mile long and half a mile wide. “I don't know if it was a biblical experience or somebody from a different universe or whatever but it was definitely not from around these parts,” Allen said.

Allen drew a sketch of the object, which he said travelled at amazing speed without making a sound. While drawing, Allen told Von Fremd that he saw “an arch shape converted in a vertical shape, and then it split and made two of them, and then these turned into just fire and it was gone.”

While town officials search for a logical explanation such as an army aircraft, residents say the UFO was too big, too quiet, and flew too low to the ground to be a plane.

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Stephenville, Texas - 1st Reports Of UFO Sightings (Jan 08 2008)

The first News article published on the current Texas UFO flap started with this article and then Peter Davenport of NUFORC published their two witness accounts (see post above).


STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — In this farming community where nightfall usually brings clear, starry skies, residents are abuzz over reported sightings of what many believe is a UFO.

Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.

"People wonder what in the world it is because this is the Bible Belt, and everyone is afraid it's the end of times," said Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw last week was a mile long and half a mile wide. "It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts."

While federal officials insist there's a logical explanation, locals swear that it was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object's lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane. People in several towns who reported seeing it over several weeks have offered similar descriptions of the object.

Machinist Ricky Sorrells said friends made fun of him when he told them he saw a flat, metallic object hovering about 300 feet over a pasture behind his Dublin home. But he decided to come forward after reading similar accounts in the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.

"You hear about big bass or big buck in the area, but this is a different deal, " Sorrells said. "It feels good to hear that other people saw something, because that means I'm not crazy."

Sorrells said he has seen the object several times. He said he watched it through his rifle's telescopic lens and described it as very large and without seams, nuts or bolts.

Maj. Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing at the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station in Fort Worth , said no F-16s or other aircraft from his base were in the area the night of Jan. 8, when most people reported the sighting. Lewis said the object may have been an illusion caused by two commercial airplanes. Lights from the aircraft would seem unusually bright and may appear orange from the setting sun.

"I'm 90 percent sure this was an airliner…..
With the sun's angle, it can play tricks on you."

Officials at the region's two Air Force bases — Dyess in Abilene and Sheppard in Wichita Falls — also said none of their aircraft were in the area last week. The Air Force no longer investigates UFOs.

About 200 UFO sightings are reported each month, mostly in California , Colorado and Texas , according to the Mutual UFO Network, which plans to go to the 17,000-resident town of Stephenville to investigate.

Fourteen percent of Americans polled last year by The Associated Press and Ipsos say they have seen a UFO.

Erath County Constable Lee Roy Gaitan said that he first saw red glowing lights and then white flashing lights moving fast, but that even with binoculars could not see the object to which the lights were attached. "I didn't see a flying saucer and I don't know what it was, but it wasn't an airplane, and I've never seen anything like it," Gaitan said. "I think it must be some kind of military craft — at least I hope it was."

Source: Angela Brown – AP

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Stephenville , Texas 1st UFO Reports - NUFORC (Tue 08, Jan 2008)

STEPHENVILLE , TEXAS , TUESDAY, JANUARY 08, 2008

A very peculiar object was reported to NUFORC recently, which reportedly was seen by many people near Stephenville , Texas . We have not spoken with any of the witnesses yet, but an article from the Associated Press was released over the internet on the date of this posting, January 14.

Peter B. Davenport, Director, Natl. UFO Reporting Center
Posted: 21:30 hrs. (Pacific), Monday, January 14, 2008



Report #1:

Flashing strobes, silent, flames out the back side and jets chasing it! On 1-8-2008 at 6:15 pm cst. my friends and I was watching the sunset when several strobes or flashing lights coming from the east at about 3500 foot agl heading west toward Stephenville , TX . Estimated speed was about 2000 to 3000 mph.

The strobes made several changes of flash patterns and configurations. The flight duration lasted about 3 minutes. The front two strobes was about 1/2 mile a part and the back ones was about 1 mile back from the front strobes. The back side of the flashing lights came to a vertical flashing. Then there was 2 separate vertical flames about 1/4 mile apart for several seconds and the craft was gone.

We never head ANY noise from the craft! They headed west towards Abilene , TX . Then about 10 minutes later here came the craft again with 2 jets chasing. They were headed east towards South Ft. Worth, TX, at about 4000 ft. agl. The jets were unable to catch and went off into the distance at FULL throttle.

I am a pilot and have been fling for 30 years and have never seen anything like this. I also fly several times a week in the area. The craft is NOT from around these parts!

The witnesses are 1. ((male name deleted) 254-((number deleted)), rancher/trucker 2. ((male name #2 deleted)) 254-((name deleted)), delivers mail for the U.S. Postal Service 3. ((male name #3 deleted)) (myself) 254-((number deleted)) or cell 817-((number deleted)) owner of a large transportation/trucking firm.



Report #2:

1 MILE LONG BY 1/2 MILE WIDE TRAVELING AT EST 3,000 MPH BEING CHASED BY MILITARY AIRCRAFT. NOT WITNESSED BY ME. KNOW THAT CREDIBLE PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED. MILITARY AIRCRAFT WERE CHASING THE SECOND APPEARANCE. A COMPLETE ARTICLE IS IN THE STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE TRIBUNE 1-10-08 EDITION. THIS ONE IS FOR REAL!

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Thursday, 10 January 2008

New "Silver Orbs" UFO Video From Rio Bravo, Mexico (Jan, 2008)

UFO Video - Rio Bravo, Mexico

Another presentation and brief analysis by Ana Luisa Cid, you may remember the recent, “Costa Rica UFO - Teletica Channel 7 - (Nov 20th, 2007)” which was a stunning (YouTube) UFO video with subsequent analysis.

I found the earlier UFO video to be a great deal more convincing than this one but having said that this one is still a great deal better than the vast majority of UFO footage that has recently been posted on the internet. When I say better I mean of course as a full package, i.e. the complete report as undoubtedly there's been quite a few CGI creations posted to YouTube but these are instantly recognisable for what they are and while the footage is visually better, the chances of it being a real aerial phenomena are often zero.....

However, and having said that, I still have a few reservations regarding this particular video as there (in my mind) is a distinct possibility it could merely be birds as I believe the movement and the brightness of the objects has led to similar misidentifications being made in the past.

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology (January 9, 2008)

UFO Video From Rio Bravo, Mexico

Video taken by Jose Alonso Galicia Fabela on Dec 4, 2007 at 16:32 hours.

"It was taken when Alonso left the camera recording on the tripod over his house before going downstairs for lunch. After reviewing the tape, he found what he describes as a "line of silver orbs". It should be noted that this is not the first time that he has left his camera running and unattended while he engages in other activities. He has previously sent Ana Luisa Cid video material that was gleaned in the same manner. To the extent visible in the video, the objects do not travel together, and for this reason we dismiss the possibility that they could be a cluster of balloons, although other possibilities have yet to be examined."

Translation by: S. Corrales, IHU
Source:
Ana Luisa Cid

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Sunday, 30 December 2007

UFOs are seen as a joke but it's almost an absolute certainty they exist.

The South Wales Echo recently ran a story (article below) with the headline, “UFOs are seen as a joke but it's almost an absolute certainty they exist” (Dec 29 2007). As the close of the year approaches it seems that the media are gradually becoming more and more tolerant towards the entire UFO phenomenon.

Of course you'll always have caustic, abrasive comments from news anchors like CNN's Nicole Lapin who when referring to respected former pilots, military personnel and even a former governor recently said:

“When you think of people saying: ‘Oh, Hey, I saw a UFO,' you kinda think of freaks. I'm not gonna lie.”

I hope not Nicole as CNN has previously been such a bastion of truth and well balanced reporting……

On a more worrying note (according to the CNN website), Lapin is currently serving as an ambassador for the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, where she hosts a campaign called "Being Smart is Cool.”

But apart from the occasional snide comment it's still been an interesting year watching as the media ridicule of the subject was strangely blunted and stories seemed to point towards a somewhat reluctant acceptance of the fact that UFO's exist, or the media at least appeared open to, and acknowledge this possibility, which in itself is a considerable improvement.

Anyway, on closer examination of the article in the South Wales Echo it appears that the eye-catching and brazen headline, “UFOs are seen as a joke but it's almost an absolute certainty they exist” is no more than a quote from, “UFO investigator Mr Coggins, 67, of Pontypridd, <who> hypnotises people who have seen UFOs and then experienced periods of missing time.”

And then immediately following Mr Coggins' statement and closing the article is an, “Old faithful” MoD quote, “We believe that rational explanations, such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena, could be found for them if resources were diverted for this purpose.”

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“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values”

Marshall McLuhan

UFOs are seen as a joke but it's almost an absolute certainty they exist.

Dec 29 2007 ( South Wales Echo)

Sightings of unidentified flying objects have soared in the last month, with at least two a week seen by airline pilots in South Wales . Dancing lights, large craft and mysterious flashes are among dozens of UFOs sighted above Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys in the last few years.

And only four days ago, on the night of Christmas Day, a couple saw spherical orange lights in the sky above their home in the capital. According to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act, the Ministry of Defence has looked into 13 reports of UFOs in South Wales in the past three years. Several other sightings have been posted on UFO websites but it is thought that many more go unreported.

David Coggins has been a UFO investigator for 30 years and says there has been a spate of sightings in recent months. He said:

“There have been lots of reports by airline pilots flying in and out of South Wales who are seeing a lot of unidentified craft on a frequent basis, one or two a week…..Generally speaking, they are large triangular shaped objects. It's not just during the night but in daylight as well…..I've come across people who have seen UFOs very close up, from a distance of 12 feet.”

Just three weeks ago, Martin Dupres and two friends had a close encounter when they saw a strange light in the sky in Lisvane at 5pm on Tuesday, December 11. Martin, 43, of Riverside , Cardiff , said:

“I saw an extremely bright light come straight across the sky. Then it faded out but it might have sped up…..It wasn't a satellite or an aeroplane. This thing was not like that. The light shone towards my eyes then carried on. I'm curious, I've never seen anything like it before.”

There was another sighting of a UFO at 4am on September 9 in St Mellons, Cardiff . The witness saw an incredibly bright star but it suddenly started moving up and down and side to side swiftly and then flashing lights appeared around it like cameras. One account comes from a Cardiff man left shaken after he saw three lights dancing around each other before flying away in April 2006.

“I saw something that I never believed I would. I saw what at first I thought was a plane, until it changed direction at such an acute angle. At this point it was by two more lights – they were very blurry, orange in colour. They danced around each other and then moved off……..I don't make silly claims. Quite frankly this has shaken me considerably.”

UFO investigator Mr Coggins, 67, of Pontypridd, hypnotises people who have seen UFOs and then experienced periods of missing time. Mr Coggins, who is featured in the alien encounter book Does It Rain In Other Dimensions, said:

“Strange as it may seem, people who had seen a UFO close up have ended up on the crafts and while they've been on, strange things happen to them such as medical examinations……….They don't remember until they are hypnotised. One man in South Wales had lost one-and-a-half days. He recounted what had happened under hypnosis and when I played him back the tape, he broke down in tears and said ‘did that happen to me?'. It's impossible not to believe in it……..UFOs are seen as a joke but it's almost an absolute certainty they exist and are visiting this earth on a regular basis.”

The MoD examines UFO reports to establish whether what was seen has any defence significance. A spokeswoman said: “We believe that rational explanations, such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena, could be found for them if resources were diverted for this purpose.

Source: South Wales Echo

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Sunday, 21 October 2007

UFO Photographed October 11th, Annecy, France

UFO Photographed October 11th, Annecy, France

Submitted to UFO Casebook

Click on image for larger size.
UFO - Annecy, France

The UFO Casebook recieved the image shown from a witness in France. The witness also states that it was taken on the morning of October 11, near the city of Annecy in France.

UFO - Annecy, France - Emboss Filter
UFO - Annecy, France - Noise Reduction Filter

Source: ufocasebook.com/annecy.html

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Saturday, 20 October 2007

UFO Photographed in San Luis Valley, Colorado (Aug 20th, 2007)

UFO Photographed in San Luis Valley, Colorado (Aug 20th, 2007)

I have recently been in contact with someone who has a couple of rather bizarre images he captured recently. (Real name supplied.) I originally made contact with Belizeman when he posted a lnk to his image on UFOCasebook.com Forums. He also posted them to his Flickr account (Belizeman01)

Original images cropped and slight zoom.
San Luis Valley UFO


Belizeman01 says,

"On my Flickr site are other lights in the sky that I noticed and posted when I got back from vacation from August 20……..I find it very spooky that in three days I noted a half dozen "objects" taken only a few miles apart in San Luis Valley, Colorado. Ranchers tell me it's a radar dead zone because of the three mountain ranges surrounding the valley.

I was at the Zapata Falls lookout point, due east of the Watchtower, across the San Luis Valley. Zapata Falls is located about four miles south of Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado. <The object> maintained a steady course, speed similar to a commercial jet, until it was lost behind a mountain range north of the park.”

The two images were taken 2-3 seconds apart and Belizeman01 says that the camera never left his eye, adding that, “I often shoot off two or three shots rapidly to ensure a good photo, even when doing tripod work.”


Two UFO images animated with a lapse of 2.5 seconds.
San Luis Valley UFO animation

The parallels between the image and a commercial aircraft are also something that has been considered, Belizeman01 is quick to point out that he too can see the similarities between his image and that of a commercial aircraft.

Image after being run through a couple of filters.
San Luis Valley UFO Filter

“Enlarge it less or check out my Flickr site, and more detail is seen. Rotating it a bit and the similarity to a plane is clear. Yet exam how the rudder is now broadside to the direction of flight. The nose appears to be flat; curved up slightly like a ski ramp. In addition, where's the other wing? This was not a damaged plane crashing to earth. I do wonder what the dark, haziness from the centre of the craft is? It looks like an exhaust plume to me, except it was travelling the opposite direction.”

San Luis Valley UFO - aircraft similarity
“Rotating it a bit and the similarity to a plane is clear.”

Belizeman01’s Flickr Account

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Sunday, 14 October 2007

Coast2Coast Fireball UFO

Coast2Coast Fireball UFO

In 1990 mid-summer I was repairing damaged fence line on my North forty in Broken Arrow OK. I usually camp at the site when I have large repairs to do. At about 2:00am my horses started running back and forth and the cattle began caterwauling. I thought coyotes had came for a calf.

Then the animals became dead silent; they didn't even move. It became completely silent, I couldn't hear anything. Then all of a sudden it became almost completely lit up like it was 9:00am, to the north. It looked like the sun was coming up.

I ran back to the camp and grabbed my camcorder and started filming. Please keep in mind that it was around 2:00am and the sun was many hours from rising. I panned the camera around and the look on my animals was strange. They look as if in a trance-- no reaction at all, almost as if they were in a state of shock. The fireball went higher and higher until out of sight. After it was gone, the animals went on as if nothing happened. I could not even guess how far away it was, it looked as if the sun decided to rise at 2:00am. From the time I first saw the light till it vanished was about 5 to 8 minutes.

I have had this video for some time now, but didn't want to bring any unwanted attention to myself. I have shortened up the video clip because of size but the look on the animal's faces gives me a chill to this day.

Source: coasttocoastam.com/gen/page63.html

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UFO Hoaxers And Their Toys

Meet Linn Murphy, a man with perhaps a little too much time on his hands? Linn Murphy has built himself a 3 foot wide reinforced foam flying saucer that’s remote controlled and can hit 40 mph thanks to a tiny electric motor.

This isn’t the first time a, “Hobbyist” has caught the attention of the unsuspecting public. So are they hoaxers, misunderstood, jokers or another name that it’s not really prudent to label them with!!

There is one aspect of these, “Boys with toys” that is perhaps worth delving deeper into, and that would be the sociological aspect and the effects of these sightings on the general public.

The recent flight of Linn Murphy's ring (!!) brought about some rather interesting reports, Orange County’s Mutual UFO Network took several calls about erratic, flying objects. The Web site UFOinfo.com was posting reports of “glowing orbs” in south Orange County.

And interestingly one 53-year-old man reported a large glowing ball that “appeared to drip fire.” It travelled about five miles in a few seconds, he said, and left an “acrid type odour” in the air.

Linn Murphy's ring is powered by a 7.4-volt lithium battery and basically is a foam toy with flashing lights that make it appear to spin. It is propeller driven and his most recent demonstration panicked unsuspecting shoppers, one of whom was a Mr Haywood Bagley, who apparently told his wife:

“I hope they don’t start shooting. If I go down, you get in the car, Baby!!”

Also soliciting such comments as:

“Oh my gosh, did you see it? There was a UFO bigger than my house!”

Lt. Rich Paddock, police chief for Aliso Viejo says:

“We’ve had strange calls – people reporting UFOs and strange sounds in the air. But they’re not doing anything illegal. There’s no ordinance that says it’s illegal to fly a super-double-secret, gyroscopic UFO in county airspace.”

I’m sure people can remember back on the 13th June, 2007 when a UFO was filmed over Salt Lake City, Utah which turned out to be a, “Hyper-Blimp.”

Daniel Geery, a local Utah resident was testing the “hyper blimp”, when he lost control of it. Again eye witness reports say it was up to a 100ft long, where as in actuality it was more like 20ft. He was apparently testing a new propeller which was a bigger drain on the battery than anticipated, resulting in the loss of control.

Here you can see some footage of the Blimp in action.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

UFO Report – Bowdon, Trafford, UK - (Spotted On August 28, 2007)

UFO Report – Bowdon, Trafford, UK - (Spotted On August 28, 2007)

UFO Sighting - Bowdon, Trafford - UK
UFO Sighting - Bowdon, Trafford - UK

August 28, 2007 - A MOTORIST and passenger in Bowdon spotted a mysterious "round and metallic" object in the sky.

The orb was sighted above the A56 near Altrincham on August 28 at about 7pm and the witnesses posted their account on a international UFO research website. The driver said they saw a bright object that did not seem to have a colour. It appeared to be a metallic substance reflecting in the evening sunlight'.

They added it was round and looked big even though it was so high up. As they looked up it seemed to hover completely still and then shot off from a standstill like a bullet fired from a gun'.

Stuart Miller, editor of UFO Review, said this is the first mysterious sighting in the Trafford area for many years. "This could have been a natural phenomenon ..... or it could have been an alien spacecraft from another world. Who knows?"

He explained: "This could have been a natural phenomenon, part of some military activity, a mistake on the witnesses part or it could have been an alien spacecraft from another world. Who knows?" Stuart says the most well known UFO case in recent years involved a passenger aeroplane, just before it landed at Manchester Airport in January 1995.

"The pilot had just come over the Pennines and was flying into Manchester at about 4,000 ft. He saw a lighted object on his right hand side travelling in the opposite direction. It was wedged shaped' and had a black stripe down the side.

"The plane landed safely at Manchester Airport a short time later. Despite exhaustive investigations the reported object remains untraced but there is a radar record - no one really knows what it was."

Source: Thisischeshire.co.uk

UFO Sighting - Bowdon, Trafford - UK
UFO Sighting - Bowdon, Trafford - UK

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Thursday, 30 August 2007

UFO Sighting – Bondad, Colorado – 24th July 2007 – Bright Light Buzzes Truck

UFO Sighting – Bondad, Colorado – 24th July 2007 – Bright Light Buzzes Truck

After a recent post in our UFO Forum I have been corresponding with the witness but this has slowed down lately, so I’m going to post this in the hopes that someone has had, or knows of someone who has had a similar experience.

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Date Of sighting 24th July 2007
Date Reported 25th July 2007

I need advice, really. I found this site through google, and I am hoping you all are serious about this UFO topic. I'm not sure I am in the right forum at this site, if not I'm sorry.

OK here is the deal, I commute between Aztec New Mexico and Durango Colorado. Last night I was coming home (from Durango toward Aztec), through a small nothing town called Bondad in Colorado, and there was something - that I have no explanation for. I drive a big Dodge 2500 Diesel truck, this truck is not affected by much. Something was off to the left in my field of view, right over top of a bluff, it was kind of bright, I thought at first it was maybe a bright light on top of an oil or gas rig. But suddenly it just shot backwards out of my sight, way too fast to be a plane, I mean it SHOT back out of sight, as in there one second, and gone the next, no way was this a plane.

So then I slowed down, quite a lot because I was a bit freaked out. I was slowing down from about 60 down to about 35, thinking what the hell was that thing.

About 10-seconds or so later I saw a bright light in my drivers side rear view mirror, almost looked like high-beams or something. I slowed down a bit more and then whatever that light was, shot right over my truck - so fast that the truck literally almost bounced - and like I said, nothing much can do that to a big 2500 truck, the thing shot over - super bright, it went over so fast that the truck felt like it went through a huge ditch (and there are no ditches on that road), it pushed my truck straight down - I assume wind pressure?? This thing went right over top, blinded me a bit and then it was WAY out in the sky, as in it went from being really close to being a small blip - and then it was gone - MAYBE 2 or 3 seconds went by. Way too fast to be anything man made as far as I know, and I spent 8-years in the Marines out in 29 Palms working with air to ground communications - I was one of those guys who told military jets where to drop ammo (I was a forward observer who called rounds down range) - trust me I have been around plenty of jets and this was NOT a jet - THERE WAS NO NOISE.

So I am really, confused and freaked out. I never took this UFO thing seriously - until now.

I was not able to determine any shape, the light was really way too bright.

All I know is this - it was fast and bright and it shook my truck. If I had to guess at how close this thing was to my truck, I would have to say about 100-yards or so up off the ground, it wasn't super close to me BUT it sure felt like it was. I checked my truck, no marks or anything like that (I was thinking maybe it had left a heat residual or something). I even smelled my truck to see if I could smell anything, maybe like a fuel smell, but there was no odor either. There were no other vehicles in sight at that time, as far as I know I was pretty much alone, no one in front coming toward and no one behind me.

SO I am left confused, and wondering - maybe this UFO thing is real. Maybe you folks can believe in this sort of thing easily - but I couldn't - not without proof, and I would now have to say - that's proof enough for me. Any ideas or similar experiences?? Sorry but I had no camera and even if I did have one there was no way I could have gotten any images of it - way too fast...

Last I knew, earth had an atmosphere, and anything ripping through that atmosphere made a considerable amount of noise, right?? There was no noise at all, I am telling you my windows were down and I would have heard something - but there was no noise and this is what puzzles me the most.

So any feedback would be great, any ideas, any explanations, I'm just mystified at this point.

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My first response

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Hi Durango and welcome to the forums, I would like to thank you for posting your account here. The reason I didn’t reply straight away is I sent you an email regarding your experience, but I felt that I should still reply to you post as you may not regularly check your emails.

Firstly while it is perfectly understandable for you to be freaked out, I really do appreciate your concerns but feel that I must stress that you shouldn’t fret or worry about your UFO sighting.

If you’ve came to this forum looking for a definitive answer as to what you’ve seen then I’m afraid you may be disappointed. These lights in the sky have been spotted by thousands and thousands of people over many, many years.

However. being, “Buzzed” by a UFO is a rare occurrence as the sightings are usually just limited to the lights in the sky. They are also mostly not accompanied by an audible craft noise or are too far away to discern this, and for a UFO to cause a sonic boom is unheard of.

In the Durango area, a UFO was spotted in October 2003 by a sound engineer. This made the news and was even reported in the Durango Herald. While this sighting was a different shaped UFO to the one you witnessed, and it certainly wasn’t as distressing as your experience. I feel it merits a mention due to the characteristics of propulsion; the witness is quoted as saying,

"It wasn't thermalling and didn't make a sound…….There was no heat distortion behind the end. I thought it had to be a military drone at one point but there was no contrail, no propulsion.”

I am not attempting to detract in any way from your personal UFO sighting, but I’m hoping I can allay your fears as you sounded a little upset in your original post.

And more recently in Colorado (2007-02-28) there is this report at the MUFON website which is certainly relevant to your sighting,

“I was driving in a van with my dad then all of a sudden a really bright star like not to high above maybe like 100 ft. and it beamed through the sky soo fast,nothing we humans have made can go that fast,me and my dad were shocked!I lost sight of the object because it was moving to fast.”

Finally, as recently as the 27th of June 2007 a witness reported a similar UFO in Colorado, the witness says that they, “Watched a very small light traveling fast south to north extreme altitude no blinking discernible, suddenly brighten then fade.”

I know this in no way goes towards answering any of your questions, but hopefully it does prove that you are not alone in your experience and hopefully may offer a little solace.

From your post,

"from Durango toward Aztec....Something was off to the left in my field of view.....shot backwards out of my sight....bright light in my drivers side rear view mirror......shot right over my truck....WAY out in the sky"

Does this mean when it shot over you and way out in the sky that it was travelling from North to South?

What kind of degree did the object rise at i.e. was it a sharp climb or a more gradual climb?

What colour (if any) was the light?

Personally I certainly believe that UFO’s exist and as such it is a phenomenon that demands more research. Regarding the craft ripping noiselessly through our atmosphere the theories as to the possible propulsion systems of UFO’s are many and varied.

Also, you may rest assured that you are certainly not the first person for whom the, “The proof of the pudding was in the eating!!”

So take care and I hope to hear from you soon.

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There were a couple more posts in the forum thread HERE. If you know of a similar sighting then please either leave a comment so I can contact you, email me at admin@ufo-blog.com, or post a comment in the forums thread, HERE. If you want to remain anonymous then please email me and discretion is guaranteed.

I don’t know if you’ve heard of, or visited Alienationsam.com. It is ran by, “Sam Willey” and he also has a radio show based on the subject of UFO’s.

Sam has had some excellent guests lately such as B.J. Booth (webmaster of UFOCasebook.com) and the illustrious Stanton Friedman, UFOlogist extraordinaire!!

Sam was kind enough to ask Mr Stanton Friedman if he knew of any similar occurrences to the Durango sighting, to listen to the clip then it is directly below this text.

To listen to the full show then visit here.
Or to visit Sams website, Alienationsam.com, click on his banner below.

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Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Mother and daughter describe Tahoe UFO sighting

Mother and daughter describe Tahoe UFO sighting (Tahoe Daily Tribune)

Charles Sizemore and Jeff Munson ( jmunson@tahoedailytribune.com)
July 6, 2007

Dawn Raimond, a 41-year-old resident of Round Hill, saw something strange in the sky over Lake Tahoe from the deck of her home on the evening of June 19. According to Raimond, she was sitting outside on her deck at about 11:40 p.m. looking at the stars, when she noticed moving lights in the sky.

"The stars starting moving," she said.

The lights were arranged straight up and down, according to Raimond, and then started spreading out. Raimond called her daughter, Raven, 20, outside to witness the strange lights. As the lights came closer to their house, the women were able to make out a strange object with two lights.

"It wasn't an airplane," Raven said.

The dark, triangle-shaped object traveled very fast across the lake toward their home, and then slowed down as it approached her house, Dawn said. The object was completely silent, making no noise. The object came within about 500 feet of their house, according to Dawn, when it came to a stop above the trees. The lights then began getting wider and wider, and then starting fading, Dawn said.

"It disappeared right in front of our eyes," said Dawn.

Dawn isn't sure what the object was, but is sure it wasn't an airplane. People have suggested to her that it may have been an airplane from the Naval Air Station in Fallon, or that perhaps it was a stealth fighter, but Dawn isn't convinced.

"I know what they look like and (there's) no way it was that. It was much bigger than that," Dawn said. What she is sure of is that she saw the object, and that she wasn't seeing things. The Raimonds' sighting comes just over a year after South Lake Tahoe resident Allan Brown saw, and videotaped, a UFO over Lake Tahoe . As reported on June 16, 2006, in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Brown videotaped an object "dancing in the sky" over the lake in the early morning hours last June.

The latest sighting also comes as people recognize the 60th anniversary of the events of July 8, 1947, in Roswell , N.M. , when personnel from the Roswell Army Airfield issued a press release that they had found the remnants of a "flying disc" that had crashed on a ranch nearby. It was later that day that the Air Force corrected the RAAF, saying that it had been a downed weather balloon that was found. Over 30 years later, Major Jesse Marcel, who had been involved with the incident near Roswell, came forward to say that he believed the US military had covered up the recovery of an alien spacecraft, thus sparking the controversy that lives on today as to what was actually found on that ranch near Roswell.

For more information on Allan Brown's sighting last year and to see his video, visit www.TahoeDailyTribune.com, and do a search for "UFO."

Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune

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Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Chad – Coast To Coast UFO Pictures Update. The Plot Thickens!! (Capitola UFO Pictures)

First the O'Hare Airport, then Guernsey Pilot spots UFO, then Coast To Coast and Chad, then a similar UFO sighting at Lake Tahoe, and now we have yet another incredibly similar UFO at Capitola, courtesy of, “Rajman1977” (Flickr I.D).

Bizarre UFO in Sky

rajman1977 explains that he was visiting his fiancés parents in Capitola. Then while eating dinner back porch they noticed the UFO sort of hovering in the sky, before it finally took off into the distance pretty fast. Adding that, “At one point a car stopped to look as well.” And nobody could figure it out and present was a mechanical engineer.

So after sending a copy to the local paper he uploaded the others to a ,”New” Flickr account. Visit rajman1977's account and view the photos.

Remarkable coincidences? Or maybes the beginning of the end for the UFO debunkers?

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Monday, 21 May 2007

Watch Look North, Leeds UFO News Report – February 2007

Even regional TV is getting in on the UFO act by airing footage that they received from a viewer of a UFO. A Look North weatherman being the recipient, the report also includes a spectacular photo of lenticular cloud formation, a subject which adds a little credence to a couple of UFO debunkers theories, as from a distance they, “Could” appear similar to a UFO.

Lenticular Cloud - Mistaken For UFO's
I've also included a couple of pictures of lenticular clouds,
so you can judge for yourself.
Lenticular cloud - Stamp

Clip also includes second broadcast the following day when it's thought to be debris re-entering the earths atmosphere.



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Watch UFO News Report , “This Morning” (UK TV) Feb 2007

A short report on the UFO phenomenon presented on the UK TV show, “This Morning.” As is par for the course it's a rather watered down and inherently bias viewpoint. It still seems that the fear of ridicule permeates and taints the belief systems of the mainstream media, whose jovial demeanour and dismissive attitudes do nothing to further any serious investigation into this much misunderstood phenomena.

The enthusiasm with which Eamonn Holmes has read his notes on the subject is apparent within the first minute or so of the broadcast, with Holmes claiming there are hundreds of yearly sightings while the report states there is one every three minutes!! (That means approximately. 20 per hour, 480 per day, 3360 per week, 13,340 per month and a staggering 161,280 a year!!)



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Watch News Report, Brighton UFO Sightings Reported on BBC – May 17th 2003

It seems even the UK military are having run-ins with UFO's, as a UFO invades UK airspace.
Or is it swamp gas, oil fields, lighthouse, weather balloon etc. etc. etc.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2007

The Flying Saucer Working Party - UK Government UFO Deception

The Flying Saucer Working Party - UK Government UFO Deception

Before I start with this I feel it's necessary to point out that The Ministry Of Defence (MOD) has always categorically denied that any investigation into UFO's, their origins and their threat level had took place Even when the minutes of this <strenuously denied> non-existent committee came to light in 1999, the report it produced could not be found. The document was conveniently, “Absent” from the catalogue at the Public Record Office (now the TNA). Staff eventually concluded that apparently the document, “Had not survived the passage of time.”

Sir Henry Tizard

The story starts with a man named, Sir Henry Tizard, one of Churchill's most trusted scientific advisors. At the start of the First World War, Tizard signed up to the Royal Garrison Artillery before becoming experimental equipment officer to the Royal Flying Corps. Then the Ministry of Munitions from 1918 to 1919. When the war finished he was made Reader in Chemical Thermodynamics at Oxford where he pioneered the concept of, “Octane Numbers.” Then back to the government and a job as assistant secretary to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research which in turn <among other things> lead to Director of Scientific Research to the Air Force and finally as the Rector of Imperial College, London, (1929-1942.)

1933 saw Tizzard appointed as Chairman of the Aeronautical Research Committee a post which he occupied for most of the Second World War. In the run up to the war Tizard was heavily involved in pioneering radar, then in 1940 after a top secret conference with Churchill in which he had been overruled on an objection to Reginald Victor Jones's view that the Germans had established a system of radio-beam bombing aids over the UK, he commenced on, “The Tizard Mission.” On this mission he introduced British radar developments to the United States and other interested parties. 1948 and a return to the MOD as Chief Scientific Advisor (1948-1952).

It was while Tizard was in this post that he flexed the muscle of Chief Scientific Advisor and stated that, “UFO sightings should not be dismissed without some form of proper scientific study.” It was due almost exclusively to Tizzards insistence that a small Directorate of Scientific Intelligence/Joint Technical Intelligence Committee (DSI/JTIC) working party was to be set up to further investigate the phenomenon.

The infamously named, “The Flying Saucer Working Party.”

It is also worth noting at this point that by mid 1950 there was a war in Korea and Russia had just successfully tested their first atomic bomb, thus creating even more pressure and adding to the question as to who or what was frequently invading British and American airspace in the form of UFO's.

The DSI/JTIC minutes stated,

The Chairman said that Sir Henry Tizard felt that reports of flying saucers ought not to be dismissed without some investigation and he had, therefore, agreed that a small DSI/JTIC Working Party should be set up under the chairmanship of Mr Turney to investigate future reports. It was agreed that the membership of the Working Party should comprise representatives of DSI1, ADNI(Tech), MI10 and ADI(Tech). It was further agreed that it would be necessary at some time to consult the Meteorological Department and ORS Fighter Command but that these two bodies should not be asked to nominate representatives”

The Flying Saucer Working Party Is Born

The Flying Saucer Working Party had five high ranking members. These were selected from the elite Technical Intelligence branches of the Air Ministry, Admiralty, War Office and Ministry of Defence. It's first meeting was in October 1950 and as a result of this meeting, the Royal Navy and the RAF were asked to submit all UFO sightings directly to the Flying Saucer Working Party.

When the National Archives released this information the background was outlined and was as follows:

Terms Of Reference For The Flying Saucer Working Party.


  1. To review the available evidence in reports of ‘Flying Saucers'.

  2. To examine from now on the evidence on which rep orts of British origin of phenomena attributed to ‘Flying Saucers' are based.

  3. To report to DSI/JTIC as necessary.

  4. To keep in touch with American occurrences and evaluation of such.

The conclusions were printed in a document which is dated June 1951. The report on, “Unidentified Flying Objects” was classified as “Secret, Discreet.” After eight months of studying UFO sightings from across the world, The Flying Saucer Working Party concluded that only three warranted further investigation.

The first was in June 1950 a pilot on patrol from RAF Tangmere in Sussex sighted a “Bright circular metallic object” which shot past his Meteor jet fighter at 20,000 feet. During the debriefing process, it transpired that four RAF controllers at an air defence radar station near Eastbourne had, at the same time, tracked an, “Unusual response” that quickly vanished from their screens, moving at terrific speed.

And the other two reports came from the same pilot regarding two different events, with the second being corroborated by several military personnel. The witness, am experienced test pilot who retired from the RAF as a Wing Commander. The report was about an incident which occurred in August 1950. He spotted a,” Flat disc-shaped object resembling a shirt button, light pearl grey in colour, spinning through a series of S-turns at speeds of up to 1,000 miles per hour above the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough.”

And two weeks later the same pilot, this time with FIVE other RAF officers saw yet another disc shaped object which appeared low in the sky in the direction of Guildford and Farnham.

ALL of the group witnessed the UFO performing extraordinary, high speed manoeuvres, including flying in a peculiar, “Falling leaf” motion before shooting off into the horizon, again at a terrific speed. All six were interrogated by a MOD team and were allegedly warned not to discuss the UFO sighting in public.

And The Flying Saucer Working Party's response to these highly trained military officers? Despite the experience and calibre of the RAF witnesses, dismissed the first report as, “Impossible to believe” and probably an optical illusion. Adding that an unconventional object could have flown at high speed and low altitude over a densely-populated area on a fine summer morning without anyone else having reported it.

And the second sighting, the one with five additional witnesses to the second sighting? Well they claimed that this report was heavily influenced by the first report and that this was probably a normal aircraft and only appeared unusual because it had been spotted “Manoeuvring at extreme visual range.”

Doesn't display much faith in their military officers, does it?

The CIA & The Birth Of A Conspiracy

The final report which was given to the Directorate of Scientific Intelligence in June 1951, a special guest at the meeting was the CIA's chief scientist, H. Marshall Chadwell.

It is an important fact to understand that Dr Chadwell was responsible for the US Government's policy of debunking saucer reports in an effort to remove the threat that belief in UFOs was seen to pose at the height of the Cold War stand-off. Indeed, the shadowy workings of the US government are echoed throughout the methods of the Flying Saucer Working Party. It is now known that the CIA planned to strip the UFO subject of its, “Privileged position” in the media by an, “Education programme.“ (Surely that should have read RE-education!! ) And true to form, the British happily embraced this ideology and adopted a very similar stance.

It is widely accepted that this was one of the causes of the huge conspiracy theory that has followed The Flying Saucer Working Party and its findings ever since. It can be argued that if the MOD came clean from the outset then this entire incident would be nothing more than history now. Even the terminology is explained by the US connection and reflected American influence as the acronym UFO was coined by the USAF in the early

1950's although its original inception is credited to a journalist way back in 1947. Pilot Kenneth Arnold started the modern flying saucer craze when he reported seeing several UFOs. He described them as boomerang-shaped, but also noted that they were hopping, like a saucer skipping on the water. A reporter then modified the phrase to, "Flying saucer" and so the era of the flying saucer was born.

DSI/JTIC Report No 7

The culmination of The Flying Saucer Working Party's report was unspectacularly titled, “DSI/JTIC Report No 7.” This six page document was (as we've already mentioned) classified as “Secret, Discreet.” Discreet was defined as follows:

(Discreet) “Contains classified military information of US or joint US/UK origin, which may not be passed to a third country without the permission of the US Government.” The term is now obsolete and has been replaced by the James Bond-esque, “UK/US Eyes Only.”

The report was unenthusiastic about the chances of any of these craft being extraterrestrial in origin with the report summarising that,

“When the only material available is a mass of purely subjective evidence…..it is impossible to give anything like scientific proof that the phenomena observed are, or are not, caused by something entirely novel, such as aircraft of extraterrestrial origin, developed by beings unknown to us on lines more advanced than anything we have thought of.”

Listing several possible causes such as astronomical or meteorological phenomena, mistaken identifications of aircraft, balloons, birds (and great many other natural objects) optical & psychological delusions and/or just plain old-fashioned deliberate, orchestrated hoaxes. It did however have some interesting thoughts on gathering conclusive proof, whether that be either confirming or debunking the theory. They stated that it would be required to,

”Organise throughout the country, or the world, continuous observation of the skies by a co-ordinated network of visual observers, equipped with photographic apparatus and supplemented by a network of radar stations and sound locators.”

However The Flying Saucer Working Party also concluded that such a project would inevitably be an,

“Expensive and singularly profitless enterprise…….We recommend very strongly that no further investigation of reported mystery aerial phenomena be undertaken, unless and until some material evidence becomes available.”


Click on image to download the complete DSI/JTIC Report No 7 (.pdf format)

Flying Saucer Working Party & The Roswell Connection

Debunkers of the Roswell theory found an unlikely ally in the final report. For what was always thought to be the, “Smoking gun” of classified documents, actually turned out to be seemingly solid evidence that nothing happened at Roswell . The report tells how a member of the USAF investigation said that the discovery of a crashed flying saucer and recovery of alien entities had since been admitted <by the original author> to be a complete fabrication.

But let's look at the reality of this, if only a handful of people in the US knew of the retrieval of a crashed UFO as is claimed, then what are the chances of the American correspondent even knowing about the (if any) facts of the case, let alone being in a position to divulge the information to a foreign power?

This evidence simply compounded the already blinkered view of the British who subscribed to the views of the US, i.e. believing that peaks of UFO sightings were merely a ripple effect being felt every time the media covered a UFO story, ultimately (they claimed) indicating the extent to which sightings may be psychological in origin, or even more dismissively, that these sightings were merely the product of Cold War paranoia.

Their report was considered by the DSI/JTIC and it was recommended that in view of its negative connotations and equally negative conclusions should be regarded as a final. It was further suggested that the working party be dissolved with immediate effect. This was agreed, bringing to an end the MOD's first UFO research project. “ OFFICIALLY ” the MOD wouldn't hold another investigation into the UFO phenomenon for over 45 years. However……

UFO Sightings Intensify From 1952

Although the Flying Saucer Working Party was dissolved in 1951 official interest in UFOs continued.

Churchill's official Scientific Advisor Lord Cherwell, who was a great rival and had a long and troubled history with Sir Henry Tizard, said he had personally seen the Secretary of State's minute and that he, “Agreed entirely with his conclusions.”

It was less than four weeks after Cherwell had sealed the fate (or so was thought) of UFO investigation in the UK that NATO was carrying out one of their biggest peacetime exercises (a simulated Soviet attack on Western Europe ). It was during this exercise that yet again, “Flying saucers” were reported by both RAF and Royal Navy personnel, inevitably setting off the relentless and much loathed media machine, this time amidst public cries for a Government inquiry.

It was about this time that the MOD obviously thought enough was enough and decided to, “Close shop.” An action which resulted in orders being sent to all RAF stations invoking the considerable powers which are available under the, “Official Secrets Act.” The ramifications of which forbade service personnel from discussing UFO sightings with members of the public or (more importantly!) the Press.

“The public attach more credence to reports by Royal Air Force personnel than to those by members of the public…….. All reports are therefore to be classified confidential and personnel are warned that they are not to communicate to anyone other than official persons any information about phenomena they have observed.”

Also, during the summer of 1952, UFOs appeared in force above Washington D.C. showing up on radar and outpacing the most advanced jet fighters of the time. In fact the implications reached the higher echelons of the Truman administration and all the way across the Atlantic to Britains government. This prompted Churchill to write the now famous memo to his Secretary of State for Air, The Lord de L'Isle and Dudley , asking,

“What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to?” Churchill asked. “What can it mean? What is the truth? Let me have a report at your convenience.” (This was one of the two incidents on record that first alerted UFOlogists to the existence of The Flying Saucer Working Party and their subsequent report).

The UFO sightings continued from 1952 right through to 1957. A series of UFO sightings involving the military, coupled with an increasing number of reports from the general public forced the MOD to rethink its policy.

In fact, by as early as 1953 the Flying Saucer Working Party's recommendation that all inquiries into UFO sightings should cease was overturned and two Air Ministry Divisions were actively involved in investigating UFO sightings. The divisions concerned were S6, a civilian secretariat division of the air staff, and DDI (Tech), a technical intelligence branch of the Air Ministry. Their brief was to research and investigate the UFO phenomenon looking for evidence of any threat to the UK .

So, it would seem that there are certain aspects of the final report that didn't sit very comfortably with the MOD, otherwise they wouldn't have ordered an even more secretive investigation, or would they?

Could it be that since there was an increasing number of military personnel reporting these incidents it suddenly became of higher importance? Or maybes someone in the MOD was making noises about the lack of interest shown in a subject that held (and still does) profound security implications. We may never know, but we do know that the investigation of UFO's and UFO related phenomena MOST DEFINITELY continued.

© Michael Naisbitt 2007 (UFO-Blog.com)



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Wednesday, 2 May 2007

UK UFO Pilot Sightings Update & Watch Video Of Interview With The Pilot

Well, surprise, surprise the story of two separate UK airline pilots sighting multiple UFO's has conflicting reports and the story is only a few days old!!

The Guernsey Star originally reported that there was NO radar signal and even quoted the air traffic controller as saying, “If the object was stationary, our equipment would not have picked it up because the radar would have screened it out.”

The term RADAR was coined in 1941 as an acronym for
Radio Detection and Ranging.

Radar is a system that uses electromagnetic waves to identify the range, altitude, direction, or speed of both moving and fixed objects such as aircraft, ships, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain, so if the UFO wasn't moving the signature surely would still be visible. And as for the radar equipment, “Screening it out” I find it impossible to believe that air traffic control radar equipment would screen out possible adverse weather conditions as well as possible collision detection with the objects in question which were reportedly up to a mile long! !

Radar works in principle by a transmitter which emits radio waves, which are then reflected by the target and detected by a receiver, typically in the same location as the transmitter. Although the radio signal returned is usually very weak, radio signals can easily be amplified, thus enabling radar to detect objects at ranges where other emissions, such as sound or visible light, would be too weak to detect.

It's only been a few months since the sighting at the O'Hare airport caused quite a stir as it was originally denied by the F.A.A. despite being seen by several independent witnesses including a lot of the nervous airport staff. As the O'Hare UFO shot into the sky it actually displaced heavy cloud cover by creating a hole in the cloud which took quite some time to close back up.

This case is already becoming bigger than this sighting as it transpires that nearly all of the passengers on the flights also seen the UFO. So that's two experienced airline pilots and most of their civilian passengers.

I have also included an interview which the pilot gave in which he says he was quite scared by the experience as well as stating that he has been told that the objects DEFINITELY showed up on radar. The fact that the UFOs could be seen from approximately 40 miles away gives some indication as to the colossal size of the crafts which the pilot still maintains could easily be over a mile in length.


(Original Source,ChannelOnline.tv)

Even former investigator of UFOs for the Ministry of Defence, Nick Pope has said, "While no witnesses are infallible, pilots are trained observers and less likely than most people to misidentify something mundane.”

Also, on The Professional Pilots Rumour Network (PPRuNe) Forums a brand new member signed up and instantly posted a very poor, obviously photoshopped image of a hazy nondescript object which looked nothing like the pilots reports, and also due to the location of the actual sighting was (in my opinion) an impossibility that it was the UFO in question!! The poster claimed it was floating around various emails and whether the poster was just genuinely misinformed, a glory seeker or part of a, “Greater conspiracy” is presently unknown.

And on the back of all of this confusion the current spokesperson for the UK Ministry of Defence said that they would not be investigating this incident adding that while it does monitor air space for any unusual foreign objects which might pose a threat, they would not be carrying out an investigation in this instance?!!?

British military air space starts 40 miles north of Guernsey and French military air space starts 20 miles west of Guernsey and occupies an area of approximately 150 square miles.

So two UFO's which are possibly over one mile in length are reported by two reliable airline pilots and are corroborated by multiple witnesses, then couple this with the fact that they are on the borders of TWO secure no-fly testing areas and the Ministry Of Defence WILL NOT BE INVESTIGATING.

The implications are truly staggering.

  • Do they already know something?
  • Will they be investigating privately?
  • Do they not want to know?
  • Does anybody anywhere care??

Another well documented case involving a civilian flight happened back in 1978 in Australia , on Saturday October 21, 1978, a 20 year old Australian pilot, Frederick Valentich, took off from Moorabbin Airport in Melbourne .

He later contacted air traffic control stating that he had sighted a UFO. As he became increasingly panicked at the proximity of the UFO all communication was lost.

FrederickValentich was never seen or heard from again!!

This has became one of the most puzzling and disturbing cases in the history of Ufology. To this day, the Valentich disappearance remains as puzzling now as it was over 25 years ago.

Bearing this in mind it would appear that the UK Ministry Of Defence are displaying negligence of an almost criminal nature. If this UFO sighting doesn't warrant a full investigation, then what on earth (pun intended) does?!?

Could this be the beginning of, “Full Disclosure?”

These revelations come on the back of a discovery that there is another close (close in cosmic terms) planet which is capable of supporting life, as well as the French releasing their UFO files to the public via the internet (which crashed their servers for the first couple of days such was the public interest).

Also just recently we have also learned that the very same Ministry Of Defence which will not be investigating this case have decided to release 24 UFO files which contain some 7,000 reports plus analysis and correspondence. The archive also contains all 3,000 UFO reports received by MoD between 1987 and 1997. But due to the size of the task in hand it may take quite some time before they are available online.

But hey, it's already been nearly ten years since they decided to release them and it's already been a rollercoaster ride. What with the files been recovered from a basement laden with asbestos and which were previously thought to be unrecoverable and at a reported cost of around £3 million of public funds it seems that the government is definitely gearing up for something.

It would also appear that the logic, flawed thinking and clandestine inner workings of the, “People in the know” could prove to be a bigger mystery than the UFO phenomenon itself!!

Who knows, fingers crossed we may yet see full disclosure in our lifetime………….

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Saturday, 28 April 2007

Two Experienced Pilots Spot UFO, On Different Flights!!

The Ministry of Defence are investigating two separate UK UFO sightings, both from experienced pilots and both reported to air traffic control. Both sightings were reported to be at the same altitude by the two independent sources. Jersey radar posts did NOT pick up the object on the radar.

Captain Ray Bowyer, 50, said he saw the strange object during a flight from Southampton. He was quoted in the Guernsey Press And Star as saying,

“It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary. I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realised it was approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it was the size of a 737. But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.”

Capt. Bowyer goes on to tell of how he saw a second identical object further to the west. “It was exactly the same but looked smaller because it was further away. It was closer to Guernsey. As I got closer to it, it became clear to me that it was tangible. I was in two minds about going towards it to have a closer look but decided against it because of the size of it. I had to think of the safety of the passengers first."

Finally saying that, “I’m certainly not saying that it was something of another world. All I’m saying is that I have never seen anything like it before in all my years of flying.”

Paul Kelly, 31, the air traffic controller who was on duty added that, “If the object was stationary, our equipment would not have picked it up because the radar would have screened it out.”

Reports were sent to the Ministry of Defence for further investigation.

Right on cue we have the debunker/s, this time in the unlikely form of another airline pilot and again reported in the Guernsey Star (two days after original sightings) Flybe’s Troy Queripel says, “There is military air space all around Guernsey and there is a lot of activity in that space. We call them danger areas. My theory is that it could have been some sort of military test aircraft that entered our air space by mistake."

British military air space starts 40 miles north of Guernsey and French military air space starts 20 miles west of Guernsey and occupies an area of approximately 150 square miles.

So which government is flying test aircraft anything up to (and over) a mile in length, the French or the UK?

I’ll leave it for you to decide……..

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