Saturday, December 02, 2006

UFO Crashes in Siberia

An unidentified flying object has crashed in Krasnoyarsk Region, Siberia, causing a forest fire, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported on Friday.
The crash took place in the taiga between the towns of Yeniseisk and Lesosibirsk, the agency said quoting the local Interior Ministry directorate. The crash was reported by local villagers and traces of forest fire can be seen on the site. Air traffic officials said that no aircraft were scheduled to fly in the region at the time of the crash and no air vessels were missing.
A group formed of police investigators, representatives of the Transport Prosecutors Service and representatives of the aircraft safety watchdog Rosavianadzor has started to the site of the crash from Krasnoyarsk.
Local Emergencies Directorate has sent a helicopter to the site.


UFO falls from the sky

Russian news agencies reported that an identified flying object has fell from the sky in to Siberia district.

Russian news agency RIA-Novosoti has reported that an unidentified flying object has crashed on Krasnayarsk area of Siberia this morning. The crash caused a small forest fire.
The object crashed on an area exactly between Yeniseisk and Lesosibirsk towns in Krasnayarks. Authorities were informed by the residents of the area immediately. Russian Air Force authorities said there were no registered flights detected in the area at the time when the object was crashed. Siberia Emergency Team sent a helicopter to the crash scene for further investigation.  

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mystery of orange UFOs

Bright lights in the skies have baffled police and air-traffic controllers.
The unidentified flying objects have been likened to similar strange orange glows seen over Liverpool and Essex.
Witnesses said thousands of people may have seen the bizarre floating orbs.
Air-traffic controllers at Shoreham Airport and Brighton police said they had received inquiries about the UFOs, with as many as eight seen in the sky at one time.
James Gordon-Johnson, of Preston Park Avenue, Brighton, said he was leaving a restaurant in Shoreham with his brother at 11.30pm on November 18 when he saw "what appeared to be a very big orange light in the sky".
He added: "It was very, very bright but static - it wasn't rising or falling. Another one then appeared in mid-air. Then another.
"It must have been somewhere over Hove Lagoon but the lights were so bright thousands of people must have seen them.
"The next morning I got a phone call from a friend of mine who saw the exact same thing."
Mark Sztopel, from Brighton, told The Argus he saw seven lights moving slowly in an easterly direction across the city at midnight.
He added: "I'm a big plane enthusiast so I know what the lights and characteristics of a plane look like at night, and I can tell you now that these definitely weren't planes."
A spokeswoman for Shoreham Airport said staff had received emails from people inquiring about the glowing objects.
She said: "We closed at 7pm so there was nothing happening here. We've no idea what they could have been."
Police said they also received a report from a man in Hove who said he saw "approximately eight planes coming in over the sea, with no flashing navigation lights, towards Gatwick, in a dead line".
Officers contacted air traffic controllers at Gatwick who said they knew of no movement in the area. Sue Heard, a police spokeswoman, said: "We were called out and made checks to establish it wasn't a known aircraft.
"It certainly seems pretty baffling on the face of it but there was a meteor shower on Saturday so maybe the two are connected."
A cloud of comet dust produced a Leonids meteor shower over the weekend, which managers of Herstmonceux Observatory said peaked on Saturday night with a display of shooting stars.
UFO spotters have also linked the orange lights to sightings in Liverpool and Essex, recently revealed as hoaxes created using open flames suspended under plastic bags to produce mini hot-air balloons.
But Mr Gordon-Johnson, 33, said: "These weren't meteors - there's no way they were meteors. They were far too big and bright and low in the atmosphere.
"They looked like they were about 3,000 or 4,000ft up. As I kept looking at them they just sat there. I was trying to think of explanations but couldn't think of one.
"It was very odd. If it was just a balloon you wouldn't have seen another just appear at the same altitude. There was no sound. Nothing at all."
Original Article : Here

Sunday, November 26, 2006

South Koreans Join Hunt for ET

It seems that there are more different types of searches for extraterrestrial life than ever before. We have sent different types of probes into the universe with information about our little planet, just in case an alien race finds one of them. Of course, there is the ongoing SETI search which began here in America using radio waves. Radio waves have been called the most likely way of making contact, but as of late, there is a movement to use light waves also. With light traveling much faster than sound, the reasoning seems sound to me. I often think of some of the old Sci-Fi shows of the late 1950s and 1960s which depicted one man sitting in front of an archaic looking instrument that showed audio frequencies, hoping for a reply from an alien intelligence who just happened to be monitoring his channel. How they determined what frequency to use, or how to direct their signal is anybody's guess. Although science has grown by leaps and bounds the last few decades, at least at this point and time, the results are no better.

Korea to Search for Extraterrestrial Life tells us that South Korea will soon make their own attempt to contact life outside our planet by going back to the basics of listening for a message from space with a radio telescope. The National Science Museum, which will open in the next few months near Seoul, will be in charge of the program. They will follow suit with America, allowing the public to be a part of it, by sharing computer resources with the general public. Relying on the theory that our youth are the future, youngsters are expected to be a major part of the program. "We expect a large number of youths to take part in the SETI program as there is no minimum qualification required to participate," said Lee Kang-hwan, head of the SETI program. Even though years of negative results seem to discourage us, at least we can wish good luck to the eager South Koreans in their search for that elusive point of alien contact. Hey, maybe they will dial in just the right channel.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Strange Light seen over Plymouth, England

This week I received an interesting report from a British Man named Robb he reported a UFO encounter he had all the way back in the year 1994. He told me that even though the sighting was 12 years ago he still clearly remembers the incident and has never stopped talking about it since. So here is the bizarre account of a light ball UFO seen over Plymouth, England -
"I've looked for so long to find a website I could tell my story to. I know it was 12 years ago, but it was something me my brother and two friends saw in Plymouth, England. It was about 8:30pm in December and we were in an old council grounds, doing what teenagers did, when we caught sight of a stationary white light on the horizon over the moors. Plymouth has the sea with a very big naval base on one side of the city and vast moor land on the other. This light we figured at first to be a plane or something, but due to not moving at all we ruled that out pretty quick. After about 30 seconds it was getting bigger and bigger thus realising it was coming towards us. as we watched this, it swung to its left as if heading towards the naval base at a pretty fast rate, not being something we had seen before, we got pretty excited about this then, but it disappeared behind a cloud and didn't see this again. The next day though someone in school had seen the same thing and reckoned it had indeed flew straight towards the base but veered out to sea and shot off. I've never really told this to people due to the fact I sound like an idiot!"

Sam Willey

UFO Photographed during Carnival

Editor: Black dot has been enlarged and noise has been added using Adobe Photoshop.

Name: Ray GilbertName of
Photo: Carnival Flypast
Date of Sighting: Saturday, June 20, 2006
Place of Sighting: Grantham, England
Ray Gilbert from Montrose Close, Grantham saw his second UFO in as many years on June 20, 2006. Mr. Gilbert was attending the Grantham Carnival and was snapping photos of the various airplanes going through their maneuvers overhead.
He is an amateur photographer and was amazed to see a black object in his photo of a Dakota airplane. He is positive he didn't see it as he captured the photo with his digital camera. He only became aware of the strange object while examining his photos. Commenting on what was in the photo, he said, "When I saw it a chill went down my back and everyone I've told says I should inform the Ministry of Defence. I know it's a UFO and I'm wondering if anyone else saw the same thing."
When enlarging the photo on his computer he claims the object has a flat top and has a red rim!
He states that he saw his first UFO last year while traveling to Lincoln.
Mr. Gilbert adds, "I took more photos of the flypast but this is the only one with a dot on it."

UFO Ignorance II

By 1952 the Air Force was in "full debunking mode," and that summer would offer a grandiose example of how far the Air Force would go to explain away the Flying Saucer (UFO) Phenomenon.
Common folk (those "mildly" knowledgeable about UFOs) have often said, "If they are from another planet, why don't they just land on the Whitehouse lawn?" Ironically, in July of 1952 they came very close to doing just that!
The headline of the Washington Post's Final Edition of July 28th, 1952 declared, "'Saucer' Out Ran Jet, Pilot Reveals." The article went on to reveal a "secret military investigation" of what were described as "glowing aerial objects" that were appearing on radar screens in the Washington area for the second consecutive week. Pilots sent up by the ADC (Air Defense Command) reported that they were unable to overtake the UFOs that were near Andrews Air Force Base.
The Air Force's official response was that they were investigating the incidents and that it was classified as "secret." They further stated, "we have no evidence they are 'flying saucers'; conversely we have no evidence they are not 'flying saucers.' We don't know what they are."
To be clear, the UFOs were not just "blips on a screen" they were simultaneously witnessed from the ground as well as from the air (radar/visual sightings) by the pilots pursuing them in addition to civilian airline pilots.
In an interview with The Alexandria Gazette, James Ritchy, an "air traffic controller and radar specialist" for The Washington Air Traffic Control Center said, "These objects were about 30 miles from the airport when we first made contact with them. We spotted 12 objects, and judged that they were moving in a southeasterly direction at a speed of about 40 mph . . .. The Air Force sent some jet planes up to investigate, and we would help 'vector' the pilots toward the objects . . .."
When we 'vector' a plane onto an object, we are in radar contact with both the object and the plane, and also in radio contact with the pilot of the plane. We keep telling the pilot how to turn to approach the object until he makes a sighting. The first jet pilot to go out Saturday night reported that he sighted a steady white light that appeared to be about 10 miles distant. When we tried to draw closer, it just disappeared . . ..
A commercial pilot got much closer to one of the objects, and reported to us that he sighted a yellow light that appeared to turn red and then yellow again. He reported to us that the object appeared to be about two miles away and the flying parallel with him.
Radar confirmed that he was between two and three miles from the object.
A third pilot sighted two bluish lights and later five more white lights. Our radar continued to show unidentified objects through the night, until 6 a.m. the next morning, but the pilots did not get closer to them."
The pursuit planes used were F-94s with a top speed of 600 mph. The targets (UFOs) were tracked at speeds as slow as 90 mph and faster then that of their pursuers. (Substantially faster, as when planes approached in some instances, the UFOs would simply disappear from radar-presumably retreating faster then it took the "radar antenna" to make a full sweep).
As one might imagine, since this was an ongoing phenomenon (for two weeks) and it was taking place near the nation's capitol, it created quite a hubbub! With telegrams, phone calls and letters by the thousands pouring into the Pentagon, as well as pressure from the constituents of local Congressman, and topping it off with a lot of noise from the media; the powers-that-be needed to do something, and quickly! That something ended up initiating "the largest press conference held since the end of the Second World War."
On July 29th at 4:00 pm in the conference room at the Pentagon, Major General John A. Samford, Director of Intelligence of the Air Force proceeded to engage in the one of the largest cover-ups ever perpetrated on the American public! With him in this machination was Major General Roger M. Ramey, Director of Operations, a veteran in confabulating UFO events (a la Roswell), Colonel Donald L. Bower, Technical Analysis Division, ATIC (Air Technical Intelligence Center), Captain Roy L. James, Electronic Branch, ATIC, Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, Aerial Phenomena Branch, (head of Project Blue Book and future author of The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects) ATIC, and Mr. Burgoyne L. Griffing, Electronics Branch, ATIC.
On the other side of the table were the media's elite, top correspondents from all the major newspapers and national magazines were in attendance; heavy hitters from radio and the new medium, "TV" were also there; in the midst of that crowd was one "Major Donald E. Keyhoe," who had penned, The Flying Saucers Are Real and was a considerable thorn in the Air Force's side.
Samford's opening statement recapped the Air Force's investigation of the UFO phenomenon since 1947; he mentioned the Air Force's concern of possible air born menaces to the United States, talked about Project Saucer (Project Sign) and it's current "more improved" organization. He noted the mass amount of reports that have been analyzed, and quickly put them to rest as some easily explainable phenomenon, e.g., our own aircraft, weather aberrations, hoaxes etc.
His oratory was mild mannered and done in an academic fashion; Keyhoe later commented that the "tension in the crowd was eased" by his simple explanations of the UFOs. Samford didn't shy away from the "20%" of the reports that couldn't be "identified," either, and gave the impression that with more data those could be laid to rest as well.
In concluding he made a point that the Air Force's role was to ensure that UFO sightings didn't pose a threat to the United States; he said there was no pattern to indicate there was one.
At this point the rest of the conference would proceed as a Q & A session with the reporters. As would be expected, the reporters began a barrage of some very poignant questions, but Samford held his ground, and calmly gave rational explanations for the previous weeks UFO sightings and consequent "radar tracks."
When asked about "solid returns" Samford talked about "birds and temperature inversions"; when asked about multiple radar units tracking the same objects, "simultaneously" he mentioned the same phenomenon can pass from scope to scope, and indicated that the timing can be off. (I.e., it wasn't simultaneous). When asked about the "expertise" of the radar operators he politely indicated that even the "best can be fooled."
As you can see, no matter the question Samford and or one of his panel had a very "logical explanation" for the recent UFO phenomenon; even when he left room for further investigation he firmly stated, "there is nothing in them that is associated with materials or vehicles or missiles that are directed against the United States."
The conference lasted an hour and twenty minutes, at it's finale the members of the media had a mixed response, some thought that Samford and his group were on the level, others didn't buy it for a moment, but by and large they would "accept the more feasible explanations" and that is what would "go to print."
The following day the New York Times published an article entitled, "Air Force Debunks 'Saucers' As Just 'Natural Phenomena.'" The Herald Tribune published the same article, and the Post headlined an article, "Saucer Blips Over Capitol Laid To Heat." The "AP" ran with "those stories" and premise was spread across the country.
Some might wonder how the press could be so naïve . . . but those were different times, and we were much more trustful of the powers-that-be. Still, after taking in Samford's explanations, it must have given people pause if they had to board an airplane, since their very lives depend upon the air traffic controllers who apparently couldn't tell a plane, or another solid object from a flock of birds and or heat inversions.

Frank Warren

Thursday, September 07, 2006

While extraterrestrial life may exist, "The Secret NASA Transmissions" video is not proof of it

This is a review of a video called "The Secret NASA Transmissions: The Smoking Gun." The video is called the most popular underground tape among astronauts, and it claims to show video evidence of aliens in space. There's allegedly some form of intelligent life flying around on the NASA videos. I decided to take a look at this video because a lot of people were mentioning it, and they knew that I was interested in evidence of life beyond Earth (even if it's just microbial life on Mars). While it's true that I am curious about things out that run counter to the mainstream, I do not automatically believe those things. In fact, I'm skeptical of everything I hear, see or view. I may be one of very few genuine skeptics taking a serious look at this video, because most so-called skeptics running around the internet today have already made up their minds on everything (they either dismiss all UFOs as nonsense without even bothering to look at the evidence, or at the other extreme, they automatically believe all UFO videos without any sense of healthy skepticism).
For me though, I take a look at everything with an open mind and decide if it makes any sense. And when I view this secret NASA transmissions video, I don't see anything resembling alien life or UFOs, I just see a bunch of space dust, floating crystals, lens effects and camera zooms that are grossly misinterpreted as showing piloted alien spacecraft. And this is from a guy who believes, beyond any doubt, that there is extraterrestrial life beyond planet Earth. It's out there, but as far as I can tell, it's not on this video.
For example, there's one segment in this video that claims to show a UFO in outer space that zooms along at a certain angle and then it suddenly changes course and travels at a different angle. The narrator points this out very excitedly in the video, and I've heard other people talk about this particular sequence. They say, "See? Look! That object changed direction." Well, the truth is, if you look at what's happening in that video sequence -- and anybody who knows anything whatsoever about videography would be able to recognize this -- what's actually happening is that the camera is filming during a zoom function. That is, the lens zooms quickly while an object is slowly making its way across the screen from left to right.
When the zoom stops, it appears that the object that moving from left to right suddenly and miraculously changes its angle of motion. In reality, it was always moving in a straight line, it's just that our frame of reference of it was altered during the zoom of the camera lens. I can reproduce the exact same thing with any video camera. It's very easy to do, and in fact you can see in this video that the camera is zooming because all the stars in the background are zooming too. It's a very abrupt zoom of the camera lens, by the way. It starts suddenly and it ends suddenly, indicating the zoom is undoubtedly motorized (it's not a hand-controlled zoom). This is what makes the object appear to abruptly change direction. In fact, it's just some object floating out there in space, moving along in a straight line without changing direction at all.
But this all gets misinterpreted as "proof" that an object instantly changed direction in outer space. Therefore, it must be an alien spacecraft. Some people, it seems, want to believe in this "proof" so badly that their conscious minds will erase the stars in the background of the video that clearly show the starting and stopping of a camera zoom function. In other words, it's certainly not proof of aliens among us, but it is proof that some people in the UFO community are unbelievably gullible and have absolutely no common sense (or don't understand the laws of physics or basic camera mechanics).
Interestingly, most of the serious UFO folks undoubtedly agree with me. There's far better evidence of UFOs available than what's shown in this video. And the really smart people who follow this topic aren't fooled by camera zoom effects, either. So I don't mean to paint this as something that represents the entire UFO community -- clearly, it doesn't. It's really more of a joke than anything offering serious footage of UFOs. Anybody who takes this video seriously is marching down the wrong path if they want to find hard evidence of extraterrestrial life.
If there's one thing that's missing from a lot of the talk about UFOs today, it's basic skepticism. Having an open mind is great, but you've also got to engage that brain and consider other explanations for what you're seeing on film. One reason the UFO community has so little credibility among mainstream scientists today is precisely because it is steeped in video hoaxes and footage of natural phenomena that are hyped up as proof of alien life. It's sort of like crying wolf one time too many: When real UFOs show up, who will believe it?
A lot of people who've read my work may be surprised by this personal assessment of the secret NASA transmissions video. They might think, "What happened to Mike? I thought he believed in alternative theories?" I do believe in many alternative theories, but I arrived at them all through a process of skepticism. I believe that there is microbial life on Mars right now. There's no question in my mind that there is intelligent life in the universe far beyond what we know about today. I believe in the Drake equation. When you calculate the Drake equation, the result says there should be billions of planets harboring intelligent life in our galaxy alone, not to mention other galaxies. I also believe that NASA is hiding a lot of information, especially about Mars. I believe there is water on Mars and there is microbial life to be found in that water, even if it's largely frozen. Every heard of extremophiles? I think NASA is withholding a lot of information from the public on many subjects. And I'd love to see all that caught on film, but the Secret NASA Transmissions video is definitely not it.
I believe that a lot of what scientists say today about the universe is flat wrong. For example, scientists don't really have a good understanding of what comets are made of. They don't even know what the Earth is made of, or the sun. So, you may find that many of the people who believe in the secret NASA transmissions video are some of the same people that I might tend to agree with on many subjects, but not on this one. I don't see a single thing in this entire video (and I've watched it twice) that is moving in any way that couldn't be explained by the basic physics of common particles. You know, some of this could just be ice crystals. It could be the urine dumps outside the space capsules, it could be space dust, or it could be debris from the capsules. All this stuff is just moving in a constant line of direction, just as things do in space.
At one point in the video, the narrator points to something that's flashing as it moves across the screen, as if the flash itself is supposed to indicate intelligent life. Didn't they consider that maybe it's just a solid piece of metal that just happens to be spinning and rotating? Of course it's going to flash as it moves through space because once an object is rotating and floating around in space, it will not stop rotating on its own. There's no friction in space, so these objects are going to continue to appear to flash in a steady pattern. It doesn't mean they are alive, it just means they reflect light and are spinning. For the life of me, I can't figure out why so many people don't understand basic physics, especially when it comes to looking for UFOs in space. Do I believe that UFOs exist? Do I believe there is intelligent life in the universe? Absolutely, no question about it; they are just not on this video.
The bigger question is this: Is advanced technology flying around our planet? The answer is undoubtedly yes. There may be some super-advanced military technology. Some of it may be some revamped Nikola Tesla technology, who knows? Maybe the Roswell UFO crash was the real thing and there was some technology taken from that crash as portrayed in the movie "Independence Day." There's a lot of weird stuff flying around out there, but again, I don't see any sign of alien life on this video. In fact, I'm glad this video exists and I hope that the producers of this video continue their search, because maybe they will find some really convincing, hard evidence at some point, but right now, all I see is obvious misinterpretations of what people are seeing on their screens.
On the back of the cover of this DVD, there's a large quote at the top that says, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." While I agree with that statement, this video is definitely not the proof. If you believe this video offers proof of aliens among us, you need to retake Physics 101. There's not a single alien on the entire video. Not even a muppet alien.
There is, however, a fascinating array of flashy junk floating around in space that's been caught on film. And if you're interested in watching small particles spin and move in straight lines in outer space, you may love this film

Monday, July 24, 2006

Buzz Aldrin: "WE SAW A UFO"

THE first men to walk on the Moon reported seeing a UFO, a new TV documentary reveals.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon's surface after Neil Armstrong, says space agency bosses covered up their sighting.
And the Apollo 11 astronauts were also careful not to talk ab out it openly.
He said: "There was something out there, close enough to be observed, and what could it be?
"Now, obviously the three of us weren't going to blurt out, 'Hey, Houston, we've got something moving alongside of us and we don't know what it is, you know?
"Can you tell us what it is?'
"We weren't about to do that, because we knew that that those transmissions would be heard by all sorts of people and somebody might have demanded we turn back because of aliens or whatever the reason is."
The documentary, tonight on Five, also reveals that the astronauts had to repair the lunar module with a ballpoint pen after the historic landing in July 1969.
In the cramped conditions, someone's bulky spacesuit had snapped off a circuit breaker essential for starting up the engine.
To this day, Aldrin treasures the everyday object that saved their lives.
He said: "I used a pen, one of several that we had on board that didn't have metal on the end, and we used that to push the circuit breaker in."
The programme also draws on classified documents made public for the first time.

Monday, July 17, 2006

EyeWitness Shares His Family Secret

A man who says he saw wreckage from an extra-terrestrial aircraft and is writing a book on UFOs spoke with CBS4 on Sunday about this weekend's UFO Symposium.
Many years ago Jesse Marcel, Jr. said his father worked for the Air Force and was told to go clean up debris near Roswell, N.M. On his way back to the base he stopped at home to let his son look at the strange pieces of an aircraft."What I saw in the material ... it was some very exotic material ... there was a lot of foil," Marcel said. "There were some beams that had some strange writing on it and I realized right off the bat this was not anything I'd ever seen before."When asked what the symbols on the beam looked like, Marcel said that "there were some mathematical symbols ... geometric forms."Marcel's father was then sent to Fort Worth, Texas, with the debris in a B-29 airplane."When he came back the next day from Fort Worth he sat my mother and myself down and said, 'Don't ever talk about this again,'" Marcel said.Marcel spoke this weekend at the International UFO Symposium at the Marriot Denver in the Tech Center."It's a UFO gathering of interested people investigating UFO events because they're trying to get enough evidence out there to determine if these are really extra-terrestrial craft," Marcel told CBS4.
Marcel's book, titled Roswell: It Really Happened, is set to come out at the end of this year.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

India may be the first country to explain to the world about extra-terrestrial and UFO contacts

New Delhi is in the middle of a big secret internal debate. On one side the largest democracy of the world is eager to explain to its citizens and to the world about the ongoing contacts with the UFOs and extra-terrestrials. On the other hand there are invisible untold international protocols that prohibit doing anything that may cause worldwide fear and panic.
It is well accepted between the UFO and extra-terrestrial experts that all the five nuclear powers are in contact with the beings from other stars for quite some time. Recently India has seen enormous news on UFO contacts and secret UFO bases in Himalayas near the Chinese bases. In Ladak, for example the locals clearly point out the everyday phenomenon of large triangular spacecrafts coming out below the ground and Indian security forces protecting them.
Military officials and politicians have confessed the fact that India has been contacted. India has been told the rules of the Universe.
The current debate is on whether to keep it secret like other countries are doing or in tradition of a total transparent society come out and tell the truth. India is so open and democratic; it is very difficult to keep a secret for long. The biggest concern of the Government today is that unlike in other countries, it will be very difficult to keep it secret for long. If the information comes out through unofficial channels first and then the authorities are pressed against the wall to confess, two bad things can happen. First, it can really cause a panic in the country as well as the world. Second, the way the Indian politics is run, the ruling party will be thrown out of power in no time i it is ever found that the Government withheld such information from the public.
The recent rush of world leaders to India is remarkable. Starting from Russian President Putin to major Senators from America have visited or are planning to visit India. European Union is in deep discussion with India on cooperation. All sanctions against India’s nuclear programs and Indian Space Research Organization are in the process of being lifted. India is cooperating with Europeans and the Americans in space explorations and technology research program. India is also part of World Trade Organization. India is receiving major outsourcing contracts in IT and call-center service work from America and Europe. India’s Forex reserve is at a level never imagined before because of international direct investments from Western nations, Japan, Korea and others. Interestingly, China the arc rival of India changed its posture in the last few years to make India’s friendship and trade a priority. India is slowly getting to the point when it is accepted as a permanent member of the Security Council. All the five Security Council members China, America, Russia, France and UK support India’s inclusion.
When all these factors are added together and analyzed, it seems like India is being told by the world to abide by the hidden protocols and in exchange be recognized as a major emerging superpower.
The debate the country is facing internally is whether to abide by the laws of the world and the Universe to be recognized as a superpower or be truthful to its citizens and the world.
According to sources close to the Government, the UFO contacts is known by quite a few politicians in the opposition and of course by those who are in power.
The military has legitimate concern of not letting the secrets out either.
Recently, India’s foreign affairs minister Mr. Natwar Singh came out and said that for India it was not necessary to become a nuclear power. He is a strong supporter of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, India’s former Prime Minister who initiated the nuclear program in the mid sixties. India first exploded a nuclear device in Pokhran in early seventies. The whole country including people from his own party questioned Mr. Singh for such an irresponsible statement. But on analyzing his statements, it is evident, that based on what he knows now, being a nuclear power really does not matter much because the technologies controlled by the extra-terrestrials are so advanced that all our technologies mean really nothing. But importantly he may be irritated with this controversial ongoing secret debate and what he really meant was that if India was not a nuclear power, the debate on UFO and extra-terrestrials will never be there in India.
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UFO caught on camera

A PLEASANT evening barbecue turned into a sci-fi drama when a teenager spotted a UFO and captured it on film.

For 19-year-old Jamie Crawford it was a dream come true when he was able to reach for his camcorder and record his sighting.An expert has confirmed the images are genuine."I've always wanted to see a UFO and to catch one on tape is a real bonus," said Mr Crawford of Marjoram Walk, Banbury. "I was very excited and shaking like mad while I filmed."We were just serving food in our back garden and I saw something peculiar out the corner of my eye. I got the camcorder and a soon as I zoomed in I thought 'I've caught a UFO'." Mr Crawford said to the naked eye the object was about the size of a thumb nail and glinted in the sun. It was visible for about seven minutes and seemed to float slowly upwards at an angle before disappearing.From his Hanwell Fields home the object was southeast, the same direction of the now disused RAF Upper Heyford airbase. The incident took place at about 7pm on Thursday June 8. Mr Crawford said: "One of my friends was a bit sarcastic at first when I pointed it out in the sky, but then he admitted it was a bit weird."I've always believed in aliens and this has confirmed my theories. I'm not sure what they'd be doing here, maybe monitoring how we live, but I'm going to keep checking the skies." Mr Crawford's video footage was converted to stills by a technician at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College's Banbury campus media department. Kevin Robinson, programme manager for media and performing arts, witnessed the transfer and said the images on the camera looked genuine and reflected real structure, not digital distortion or ghosting.Suggestions in the editing suite included a Harrier jump-jet, Chinook helicopter and squashed fly, though Mr Robinson's personal preference was a Stealth bomber."At that distance and zoom if it was heading towards the camera before banking and heading away it might give the false impression that it was hardly moving," he said. "It seems an awful long way for aliens to come just to watch someone's barbeque, but whatever it was it was definitely there."

Home Secretary extradites UFO hacker

A US request to extradite a British computer hacker accused of the "biggest military hack of all time" has been granted by Home Secretary John Reid.
Gary McKinnon, who is accused of breaking into US government computer networks, has been fighting extradition since his arrest in November 2002.
His family says he has 14 days to appeal against the extradition.
Mr McKinnon told the BBC he was "very worried and feeling very let down by my own government".
In May, a district judge sitting at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London recommended Mr McKinnon be extradited - but the final decision rested with the home secretary.
'Order signed'
A Home Office spokesman said: "On 4 July the secretary of state signed an order for Mr McKinnon's extradition to the United States for charges connected with computer hacking.
"Mr McKinnon had exercised his right to submit representations against return but the secretary of state did not consider the issues raised availed Mr McKinnon.
"Mr McKinnon now has the opportunity, within 14 days, to appeal against the decisions of the district judge/secretary of state."
Mr McKinnon was first arrested in 2002 by the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit for hacking into a series of computer networks used by the US army, navy, air force, and Department of Defense.
The US, in its case for extradition, said Mr McKinnon caused more than $700,000 (£375,235) of damage while exploring the computer networks at various US military institutions.
It said one attack at the Earle Naval Weapons Station took place soon after 11 September 2001 and made it impossible to use critical systems.
The US Department of Justice said it took a month to get systems working in the aftermath of this attack.
Mr McKinnon, who was born in Glasgow, has admitted that he spent almost two years exploring these networks but has said he was motivated by a search for what he called "suppressed technology".
His lawyers had argued he could be sent to Guantanamo Bay as a terrorist suspect.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Corrales Heights woman swears she saw UFO

Charlott Motter has lived in Rio Rancho since 1975 but she hadn't seen an unidentified flying object since the mid-1950s, when she was at a park in the Washington, D.C., area.Of course, she expects skepticism about her story.
Early last month, she said - and she can't recall exactly what time it was, just that it was dark - she walked out onto her patio."Don't ask me why I walked out," the 77-year-old Corrales Heights resident said."I saw about 6-8 white lights and it was hovering," she said of the object, or phenomenon. "It couldn't be a helicopter; a helicopter can hover but it's not quiet."And a helicopter wouldn't be as close to the ground, estimating the object to be "about two houses high," maybe 25 feet aloft, as she guessed by the size of a nearby tree.Motter said she thinks the object, which was west of her, was about an eighth of a mile away.
"I could not detect a shape because of the darkness," she said of the silent object."I wish I could have remained outside longer but, knowing about abductions, I came inside, feeling very lucky having witnessed this phenomenon," she said.The Observer would have been remiss if it hadn't asked if she had been consuming alcohol at the time of the sighting."Hell, no - I don't keep it here and I don't drink when I go to parties, because my tongue swells up. I wasn't on any pills or anything, either," Motter added."I want people to know (UFOs) are in Rio Rancho," she said. "It's the first one I've seen in Rio Rancho. I wish I would have looked at the calendar immediately; when I did (make a note), it was the third of May. It was at nighttime; it was dark. I go to bed about 3 in the morning sometimes."

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Search for crashed 'UFO' on hold

The search for an unidentified object which crashed into the sea at Port Shepstone on Saturday has been put on hold because of rough weather conditions, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Monday.
"The search was called off on Sunday and will only resume once the sea is calm. At the moment the sea is not conducive to diving," said NSRI Shelley Beach Station Commander Eddie Noyons.
"Rescue workers were unable to find oil slicks or petrol or any signs of a wreckage. We are not yet sure what it was that crashed into the sea."
The search for the unidentified object began on Saturday after witnesses reported that an object, possibly an aircraft, had crashed into the sea behind the breaker line off-shore of the Port Shepstone High School, said Noyons.
Police, rescue craft and a fixed wing aircraft were alerted to the scene to investigate.
Full-scale search
"Following a full-scale search of the area covering 12 square nautical miles nothing had been found.
"There are no reports of activity in the area that may be related to this incident and there are no aircraft reported to be overdue or missing," said Noyons.
He said numerous witnesses — including teachers and pupils attending a sports event at the high school, and other bystanders including local fishermen — were convinced they had seen an aircraft go into the water, including seeing smoke and a water plume.
Interviews with the witnesses revealed that some also reported seeing flames.
"Some reported seeing something, an unidentified object, splash into the sea causing a ripple effect of waves, " Noyons said.
Was it just the weather?
Due to the number of witnesses with similar reports, it was presumed that weather activity in the area at the time might have given the impression of something falling into the sea.
"We are not sure what it was as we are still unaware of any missing aircraft, but will continue the search for the unidentified object in about two or three days. The sea was upside down yesterday (Sunday) and is still not conducive today (Monday)," said Noyons.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mystery: Pilot Crashes While Pursuing UFO

It's a mystery dating back to 1947. A UFO allegedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. That story is well documented, but equally puzzling was this mystery regarding a UFO in the skies above Kentucky just a few months after the Roswell incident.
In 1956, a government film addressed this case, a case that'll never be solved because Captain Thomas Mantell from Simpson County, Kentucky, an experienced pilot and World WarII Ace, took the answer to his grave.
It made headlines across the country. January 7th, 1948, 1:30 pm, Kentucky State Police receive reports of a UFO near Godman Air Force Base. The unidentified object is described as a big, bright, shiny star.
Four F-51 Mustangs, on their way to Standiford Air Force Base in Kentucky, are contacted by the tower. They're ordered to investigate a white object, some 300 feet in diameter. One plane returns for fuel and oxygen, the other three approached the object.
Pilot Thomas Mantell says he sees it ahead of him. The planes climbed to 22,000 feet, too high for WWII fighters without oxygen. Two returned to the base, leaving Captain Mantell in sole pursuit of the unknown.
Minutes later, Mantell with another transmission states, "Mantell to tower: it appears to be a metallic object, and it's of tremendous size."
Captain Mantell kept climbing, most likely past 30,000 feet. Radio contact was lost.
Minutes later, less than two hours from the initial sightings, Mantell's F-51 crashed on a farm in Franklin, Kentucky. His watch stopped at 3:16 p.m. His body, still strapped in his plane. By all accounts, he passed out from a lack of oxygen, forcing his plane to plunge to the ground.
Today, a historical marker sits near the site where Mantell's plane went down in Franklin, Kentucky. In fact, it went down on a farm nearby Joe Phillips farm. His son, a school child then, was one of the first on the scene.
William Phillips Jr. recalls, "We heard this real loud boom, you know. It actually shook the house. In fact, the best I remember it was two of them, like an explosion."
Phillips Jr. was six years old and home sick with his younger sister when the crash occurred.
He says, "We ran to the window, and just happened to pick the right window, and see it hit the ground, as it hit the ground."
The news of the incident immediately made headlines. Newspapers reported Mantell had been shot down by a magnetic ray from a flying saucer. The story took on a life of its own.
Mantell was the first person ever to die while pursuing an unidentified flying object.
The military's response - it was most likely a weather balloon.
Phillips Jr. argues, "I can't see that a balloon could move and out run a P-51. The P-51 was the fastest thing the military virtually had in '47."
It's a story that, almost 60 years later, is still talked about in Franklin, Kentucky where Mantell was born and, oddly enough, died, just a few miles from the Simpson County tourism building where he's honored.
Dan Ware, Simpson County Tourism, says, "There are many UFO buffs who stop by to ask and see what we've got, and want to know as much as they can about the story. It continues to fascinate people, even after 50 years."
To this day, people still wonder what Captain Mantell was chasing.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

UFO 'explodes' in China

Beijing - An unidentified flying object, or UFO, passed across the large north-western Chinese city of Lanzhou and apparently exploded in the suburbs, state media said on Monday.
The unusual sighting of two bright trails of light, reported by several witnesses, took place on Saturday shortly before midnight, the China Times reported.
Police, working on the theory that it was a meteorite, went to investigate the matter, but as of early Monday they had found no evidence of what caused the nightly phenomenon, an officer said by telephone.
A taxi driver told the paper he was in his car when everything suddenly became "as bright as day." When he pulled over, he saw a fireball with a tail of about three metres darting across the sky, he said.
One witness who was on the late shift at his company reported the courtyard outside his office was suddenly bathed in a ghostly red light as the object passed overhead, the paper said. Others said they heard a huge explosion and felt as if an earthquake had struck. China has been hit by several waves of UFO sighting in recent years, and the country has a research association devoted to the study of possible extraterrestrial visits.

UFOs spotted over Iran

Tehran - Inhabitants of several towns in northern Iran have reported a string of sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) moving at low altitudes and emitting different colours, the state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
A resident of the northwestern city of Tabriz, Saina Haghkish, was quoted as saying she saw one object flashing red, green and blue moving slowly from the east to west late on Wednesday.
Identical sightings were also reported on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday over the northeastern town of Ghonbad-Kavous, situated on the opposite southeastern edge of the Caspian Sea.
But astronomy professor Ajab Shirizadeh told IRNA that while the presence over the Islamic republic of extra-planetary craft could not be ruled out, the sightings could also be attributed to spy or communications satellites.

UFO 'crashes' into KZN sea

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is monitoring a mysterious situation on the KZN south coast.
"Numerous" eye-witnesses reported an unidentified flying object crashing into the sea on Saturday.
NSRI Shelley Beach station commander, Eddie Noyons, said eye-witnesses had reported an unidentified object - possibly an aircraft - crashing into the sea behind the breaker line off-shore of the Port Shepstone High School.
Police, rescue craft and a fixed wing aircraft were alerted to the scene to investigate.
Noyons said: "Following a full-scale search of the area covering 12 square nautical miles nothing has been found.
"There are no reports of activity in the area that may be related to this incident and there are no aircraft reported overdue or missing."
He said numerous eye-witnesses - including teachers and pupils attending a sports event at the high school, by-standers and local fishermen - were convinced they had seen an aircraft go into the water.
They said they saw smoke and described "water exploding".
Some also reported seeing flames.
Noyons said: "Some reported seeing something, an unidentified object, splash into the sea causing a ripple effect of waves."
Noyons said it was being presumed that weather activity in the area at the time might have given the impression of something falling into the sea.
" We will continue to monitor the situation, which remains a mystery," he said.

Friday, May 19, 2006

UK skies 'UFO free for the past 30 years'

London - None of the numerous UFOs reported over Britain in the last 30 years was a flying saucer, the government said Monday as it released previously secret defence files probing mysterious aerial sightings.The declassified study - "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in the UK Air Defence Region" - concluded that such UAP do exist and are "usually described as coloured lights and sometimes as shapes"."Very occasionally they are reported with sound and even with smell," it added.But it noted that "reports occur because they comprise unfamiliar and unexpected lights, shapes and patterns, in the context in which the observer sees them. The phenomena occur on a daily, worldwide basis".
Man-made objects, such as airplanes, are also often mis-seen or are actually meteors re-entering the Earth's atmosphere causing "bouyant plasmas".Rare weather, atmospheric conditions or other "barely understood" natural events could also be causes."There is no evidence that any UAP seen in the UKADR are incursions by objects of any intelligent (extra-terrestrial or foreign) origin, or that they represent any hostile intent," the unnamed author of the report said."There is no evidence that 'solid' objects exist which could cause a collision hazard."The study, which aimed to assess whether Britain was threatened by UAPs and "should the opportunity arise, to identify any potential military technologies of interest", concluded there was "nothing of defence intelligence value".But it warned Royal Air Force pilots, who are most likely to encounter such phenomena, not to try to intercept UAPs because of the threat of collision.The report, marked "Secret. For UK Eyes Only", was made public following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

UFO report reveals Lancs sightings

Bright green lights above the M6 and a moon-like object hovering in the Preston skies are just two of the 'UFO' sightings to have been reported in Lancashire.
The Ministry of Defence has revealed details of 'sightings' which, it says, proves that UFOs cannot be proved to be alien craft.They say most of the sightings are explicable... the rest 'plasma'.Now the formerly top secret lists of all the sightings that have happened across the country have been made public and Lancashire has had its fair share.In the last four years there have been five cases which would have suited X-File heroes Mulder and Scully.The study, called Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK Air Defence Region, set out to investigate UFOs, but the body of evidence it collected was nothing short of phenomenal.DC Gary Heseltine, who works for British Transport Police and is a UFO enthusiast, has been keeping an unofficial database of sightings dating back to 1901.
He said: "I've had two experiences with objects that I cannot explain in my life and UFOs are fascinating."There have been a number of recorded sightings in Lancashire."These reports that have been released are really interesting, and far from putting people people off the subject I think it will actually raise more questions than it answers. I believe that all these reports are coming from high quality witnesses and at least a percentage of these must prove that extraterrestrial life exists."Under secretary of state for defence, Tom Watson, said: "I am delighted that the Freedom of Information Act has meant that this once secret report has been declassified and made public.
"Download and read the report at

Mystery of stone circle

A man who claims to be able to sense energy fields believes a stone circle and mound close to Preston city centre could be of major historical significance.
David Boyle, 57, who has researched ley lines and stone circles for many years, says the site, close to Lancaster Road, could hide mysteries beneath.
Six concrete stones, around two feet in height, protrude from the mound, and David, who runs the Alien, UFO and Conspiracy Museum in Blackpool is calling for help in finding out the secrets of the site.
He said: "I was walking with friends in Preston when I felt an increasing amount of energy being transferred through me as I approached the site.

"I'm a clairsentient person which means I'm able to perceive energy fields through physical sensations and when I found the stone circle, which I did not know was there, I realised why the feelings were so intense.
"I'm certain the site is at the junction of two or more ley lines and when I stood there, the church spires of Preston in view are in alignment, which lends weight to the idea that the site is significant."
David, who has researched similar phenomena at Stonehenge and Glastonbury, acknowledges the stones on the mound are a relatively recent construction but thinks the mound might have once been the location of a ancient circle or church crypt.
"Why didn't the builders use this area when they built nearby houses? I'm certain the new stones were put there to mark the location of a site a genuine historical interest," he said.

Friday, May 12, 2006

UFO hacker faces extradition to US

A UK court has approved a US request to extradite an unemployed systems administrator who allegedly caused $700,000 in damage by hacking into US military and government computers.
The hacker claims he was simply looking for data about UFO sitings.
Gary McKinnon, 40, of London, is accused of deleting data and illegally accessing information on US government computers between February 2001 and March 2002. Prosecutors allege McKinnon significantly disrupted government computers, causing damage that threatened US military networks.
British investigators seized McKinnon's computers in March 2002. McKinnon admitted to installing remote-access software on computers he targeted in the US.
The US filed an extradition request after British officials decided not to prosecute McKinnon because the alleged crimes occurred within the US.
McKinnon's attorneys fought extradition, fearing that he could be classed as an enemy combatant and be held indefinitely, awaiting trial by a military court.
UK Trial judge Nicholas Evans rejected arguments that McKinnon could be subjected to torture and inhuman treatment in the US. The US says McKinnon will not be held as an enemy combatant.
Evans referred the case to the UK Secretary of State to decide whether McKinnon will be extradited.
McKinnon will appeal the verdict and remains free on bail. Before leaving the court, he hugged friends and relatives attending the hearing.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Max Headroom creator claims he made Roswell alien autopsy film

By Marc Horne - The Sunday Times - April 16, 2006
The creator of Max Headroom, a 1980s television cyber-presenter, has claimed he was one of the hoaxers behind the Roswell film, the grainy black and white footage supposedly showing a dead alien being dissected by American government scientists after a UFO crash.
Alien Autopsy, a movie about the footage, is currently on release across Britain. It stars real-life television presenters Ant and Dec. John Humphreys, a sculptor and consultant on Alien Autopsy who has also worked on special effects for Doctor Who, said it was he who made the models for the alien dissected in the original fake footage.
His confession, 11 years after the Roswell footage was first shown, will raise questions about the role of Channel 4, which unleashed Max Headroom on the world in the 1980s and bought the UK rights to screen the Roswell footage in Britain.
The footage was first exposed as a fake by The Sunday Times, but an estimated billion people still watched it around the world.
Rather than being shot in 1947 near Roswell in the New Mexico desert as previously claimed, the film was actually made at a flat in Camden, north London, in 1995. Philip Mantle, a UFO researcher and author who has been investigating the Roswell hoax for 10 years, said Humphreys had been a prime suspect but had never before admitted involvement.
Mantle, who next month will deliver a lecture at Glasgow University on the Roswell story, said: “I didn’t think it would take so long, but I am delighted this hoax has finally been exposed and the mystery has been solved.”
Humphreys, who is based in Manchester, says he also appeared in the Roswell film as the chief surgeon. The bug-eyed alien models were filled with sheep brains, chicken entrails and knuckle joints bought from Smithfield meat market. After filming, the dummies were cut up and dumped in bins across London.
For a few short weeks the world held its breath after the 91-minute silent film was unveiled by Ray Santilli, a London-based video distributor. He claimed to have bought the footage, shot on 14 reels, from a retired American military cameraman.
Humphreys said the Roswell film was shot by himself, Santilli and three others. He said he spent four weeks fashioning the models from latex using clay sculptures. Humphreys, a graduate of the Royal Academy who has also created special effects for the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp, says he only told his wife about the hoax when he was hired to work on Alien Autopsy.
“It was a very, very strange feeling to know that I had played a key part in it,” he said.
Santilli, who is played by Declan Donnelly in Alien Autopsy, insists he was trying to “re-create” a real Roswell incident. He claims he bought genuine footage that was badly damaged when it was exposed to the air after 48 years in a can. “John was given very precise images to work with and what he did was sheer genius,” he said.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

E.T. true believers to descend on desert 'UFO-ville'

By Benjamin Spillman, USA TODAY

LANDERS, Calif. — "E.T." has been back home for years, and now earthlings claiming contact with space aliens are planning a homecoming of their own Saturday in a section of the Mojave Desert that looks a lot like the moon.
Nearly three decades after a free-thinking Californian named George Van Tassel hosted his final gathering to honor alien visitors, pioneers of the UFO culture are coming back to the site of the nation's earliest extraterrestrial rallies.
They will be coming to see the Integratron, a dome-shaped building said to have been commissioned in 1953 by creatures from outer space; to view the Giant Rock, site of the early rallies; to hear tales by those who say they've had experiences with extraterrestrials; to see demonstrations of "new technologies" by UFO experts; and to enjoy a UFO-themed opera and art exhibits.
"This is where the x-files were talked about before there was The X Files," said Barbara Harris, who is organizing the first formal reunion of alien "contactees" at the site since Van Tassel died in 1978.
"I did not want this history to pass away," she said.
Harris, her husband, Rob, and those helping her want to rekindle the spirit that from 1954 to 1977 attracted thousands annually to this remote desert area about 150 miles east of Los Angeles.
Harris said the philosophy of peace and harmony with aliens fostered during the old rallies is an important counterweight to today's portrayals of extraterrestrials as hostile invaders — E.T., of course, being an exception. Earthling contactees describe "alien people who were here to help humanity," Harris said.
Harris said as many as 500 people — some from as far as British Columbia, Canada, and Montgomery County, Md. — have registered for the reunion, which costs up to $195 and will include a recording studio for early contactees to recount their experiences.
Van Tassel was a test pilot who left Southern California's booming aerospace industry for the desert in 1947. He and his family lived a simple existence in a home a prospector had dug under a seven-story-tall boulder called Giant Rock.
In 1953 Van Tassel claimed to have been visited by aliens who instructed him to build a structure aimed at extending human life to help people take advantage of the wisdom acquired through age. He called it the Integratron, and it became his mission for the next 25 years.
"The Mojave Desert has been UFO-ville since 1947," said Joseph Trainor of Attleboro, Mass.
From 1996 to early 2006, Trainor operated a website about UFO sightings.
Trainor counted the Mojave Desert rallies and sightings among significant postwar developments that still influence UFO culture today. They include alleged UFO sightings in Washington state, Idaho and New Mexico in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
"Giant Rock, I would say, is probably one of the key UFO hot spots in the U.S.A.," Trainor said.
The highlights of the original rallies were speeches by Van Tassel and others who claimed not only to have seen extraterrestrials but to have communicated with them.
Witness accounts and TV documentaries indicate that at their peak, the rallies attracted as many as 10,000 people. Guests trekked to the desert by car or landed airplanes on a small strip called Giant Rock Airport.
There, Van Tassel and other speakers regaled audiences with tales of flying saucer rides and attempts to channel alien messages through their bodies.
"They came from all over. It wasn't just from the United States," said Robert Short of Cornville, Ariz., who attended the early rallies, claims to have been in contact with aliens since the early 1950s, and will be on hand Saturday.
Short, a Christian minister who makes appearances to detail his alien claims, says the gathering Saturday is an important homage to early believers who by speaking publicly risked ridicule from others.
"A lot of them are gone now," Short said. "People are paying tribute to what took place out there."
"It is one of the best things that ever happened as far as an event in my life," Bob Benson, 60, of Wildomar, Calif., said of the reunion, which he plans to attend.
Benson lived near Giant Rock from 1972 until Van Tassel's death. He says he didn't see any UFOs but he believed in the healing power of the Integratron, which he helped build.
The reunion, Benson says, is validation that the work he and Van Tassel did is still relevant.
"You finally realize it is for people," said Benson during a recent visit to the building and Giant Rock. "It is for everybody, it is not just for myself."
The proceeds from the Retro UFO Space Convention will go to a local historical society and to preserving the Integratron, which despite being built without nails, survived a magnitude-7.3 earthquake in 1992.
In addition to raising money, Harris said she expects the reunion will bring new energy to the Integratron by highlighting its UFO past for a new generation of people who still want to learn about the phenomena.
Dan Woodman, 56, of Anaheim, Calif., says he's looking forward to the event.
Woodman, who has had five generations of relatives living full or part time in Landers, remembers Van Tassel and the early rallies.
"I'm seeing the next generation enjoying the story," Woodman said.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Has UFO visited Bridlington?

Did you spot something strange flying over Bridlington on Easter Sunday?

Bridlington UFO fan Paul Sinclair spotted the object over Blackburn Avenue at around midnight and managed to get these photographs.He said: "I cannot explain why or how but I sensed something and looked up into the sky. It was very dark with low cloud cover. "I could see an orange light and a dark oval shape of some kind within the cloud.""I have to say it was strange knowing there was an object of some sort in the sky."Paul runs his own UFO website which details other accounts of sightings in the area. Anyone interested can visit their website at
Have you spotted any UFOs over Bridlington?
Please feel free to post your comments

UFO Sightings Increase For HBCC UFO Research (by Brian Vike)

Recently I have been reading where some believe that UFO sightings are on the decrease, due to the lack of interest and a lack of reported sightings in their areas, in Canada, the United States or worldwide. Personally I found this to be untrue in my case, mainly due to the large amount of reported sightings that I receive here at HBCC UFO Research. As a matter of fact, there is so much material coming in, that HBCC UFO Research has now gone International. The idea behind this is to have UFO investigators scattered all over the world willing to take on and investigate the cases that are sent in.
After reading an article on the decrease in UFO reports, I placed a short and to the point survey/poll on my site, just to get a feel of what others thought. Were sightings of unknown objects on the upswing, or were they indeed decreasing ?
Poll Question: Are UFO sightings on the increase ?
People were asked to check one of three boxes, yes, no or not sure. As of today out of 309 people polled, below are the results.

Yes - 208 votes, 67.31%
No - 31 votes, 10.03%
Not sure - 70 votes, 22.65%

The results give an indication how people feel about this topic.
I started HBCC UFO Research in mid 2000 at which time I only received maybe a handful of UFO sighting reports. 2001 rolled along and things picked up a little and actually I worked on several good cases which took place at the end of that year. One involving the Vanderhoof, BC crop circles and the other a cow mutilation out of the Falkland BC area. The latter one in particular I assisted the RCMP in trying to solve the mystery.
At the beginning of 2002, for whatever reason, it was like night and day. Reports started to come in at a fast and steady pace. Some of the cases were simply amazing and certainly there is no doubt in my mind that something rather unusual was taking place here in the Pacific Northwest in British Columbia. Multiple witnesses for some events, and video footage and photos taken of some of what folks were observing reiterated my thoughts on the matter.
I believe this area did become the UFO capital of Canada for two years running. (2002 - 2003).
A good example for such excellent cases took place in the summer of 2003. On July 22nd, a single report came in with multiple witnesses to a bizarre incident. What appeared to be a solid cylindrical shaped object tuned into two parts, and both parts leaving in different directions. This was the start of what people would call a UFO flap. Reports of unusual objects started to pour in from July 22 onward. From jet aircraft chasing an unknown object down Okanagan Lake, to a large circular craft having wedge shaped objects dropping from it. Green balls of light making some fantastic maneuvers in the night sky, and a major UFO event on July 28, where I ended up receiving information from well over 200 eyewitnesses.
That was followed by a missing time case out of Kelowna, BC where two women stopped at the side of a highway, got out of their vehicle and noticed lights moving across the sky and forming a triangle. As the lights dropped down from above, they became one solid, bright green neon ball of light which sat stationary ahead of the ladies just above the highway. What was to take place was an incredible experience for both women. One was left with bruising , and the other had a large burn mark on her tailbone. There also were eight independent eyewitness to the incident who observed the green ball of light hovering over the highway. After the experience one of the ladies was hospitalized and continues to have resulting medical problems.
Reported sightings kept coming in at a good rate, from 2002 and continue to this day with no slow down in reports of unexplained happenings. HBCC UFO Research took in just over 900 sighting reports in 2005 and cases are increasing each year. This year seems no different... reports keep coming in and it looks like 2006 will be another bumper year.
Many people believe we are interested only in new UFO sighting reports and not UFO experiences that go back many years. Not true. I have personally found that a lot of the older sightings were some of the most incredible experiences that people have had and you sure are welcome to submit your details of such occurrences. Many such accounts can be heard on a double Cd I've compiled. The Cds are audio reports from actual people telling me what they saw.
If you have been witness to something unusual in the day or night sky, please feel free to contact Brian at my website which can be found at: or you are welcome to call me at: 250 845 2189.
Brian Vike
April 25, 2006

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Extraterrestrail type III civilization manipulates the star systems in galaxies

Extraterrestrail type III civilization manipulates the star systems in galaxies. Scientists are finding astonishing evidences with the computer simulation models.
Canis Major dwarf galaxy is one of the closest galaxies to the earth. It is colliding with our Milky Way. Our Milky Way is slowly and systematically taking away the stars from the Canis Major which is a much smaller galaxy.
When simulated in a computer it shows very clearly how our Milky Way have systematically taken stars away from Canis Major and grown approximately 1% more in mass at the expense of the smaller galaxy. Simulations show that, over a period of two billion years, the stream of stars lost from the Canis Major dwarf galaxy are able to wrap around the galaxy three times, giving rise to a complex structure which is seen as a immense ring of stars from Earth.
When the data was put in a knowledge base and the inference engine was asked to reverse engineer the model, it clearly showed how two gravitational sources can interact to transfer stars between them. It was absolutely astounding to note that the transfer is totally organized and controlled. The artificial intelligence system allows back calculating the model with which two colliding galaxies have interacted. They do not crash on each other, one is slowly absorbed by the other.

Secret UFO bases along the interface of the seven large and many small tectonic plates

UFO bases need to be deep under the ground because the UFO crafts need to be close to the mantle of the earth. Servicing of these crafts can be done in that electromagnetic environment only. In addition according to this theory the crust must be as thick as possible in that area. That is only available where one tectonic plate moves on top of another tectonic plate.
The UFO researchers are now predicting that there are many UFO bases at the sub-tectonic level. Most of these are in remote areas or under the ocean. The UFO vehicles according to these researchers are fuelled and serviced in an environment that has much higher electromagnetic flux. UFO bases are along the interface of the seven large and many small tectonic plates meet each other. According to the UFO researchers, the underground UFO bases are deep under the ground where multiple tectonic plates push on top of each other. For example the Indian plate and Eurasian plates colliding against each other along the Himalayas makes it an ideal location.

Why UFOs are so difficult to see and capture in conventional cameras

Computer models have shown that very high intensity electromagnetic flux in a subdued mode does emit unpredictable visible spectrum of light. That is exactly what we humans can see in bare eyes. The glowing light unfortunately does not stay for long because the extra-terrestrial UFOs increase the intensity of the electromagnetic flux for stealth purpose after reaching the desired stable speed. That is the main reason why people sometimes see these glowing lights for a short while, and by the time they try to get a camera or other eyewitnesses, these lights are gone.
The high intensity electromagnetic flux that we are talking about, expressed in Maxwell or Weber is far beyond human imagination. Even the strongest super conductors that we know of are not capable of generating such high intensity electromagnetic flux.
In case of Extra-terrestrial aircrafts, the light that is visible comes from the subdued high intensity electromagnetic flux. The extra-terrestrial UFOs are mostly invisible. But the high intensity electromagnetic flux that surrounds them does emit visible spectrum of light when the flux intensity is brought down somewhat.

Friday, March 24, 2006

UFO Technology Available To All

No, not anti-gravity flight from Roswell but TransModal Synthesis from France…
Audeon have announced the launching of UFO Light, the light version of their flagship product UFO (Unique Filters and Oscillators). As it shares the same synthesis technology and innovative user interface concept as its big brother, Audeon believe that UFO Light is a unique opportunity to get started with TransModal Synthesis for a fraction of the price of UFO.
TransModal Synthesis relies on various synthesis modules including K-Osc, an oscillator model capable of smoothly transitioning between different oscillation modes like harmonic, noisy or chaotic, and Morphilter, a filter allowing continuous transitions between modes (low-pass, high-pass,...). UFO Light offers a subset of the modules available in UFO.
Price and AvailabilityUFO Light is shareware. The registration cost is 19€ ($22 USD).It is currently available as a VST plugin for PC (Windows). A Mac version is planned.
To celebrate the launching of UFO Light, Audeon is offering a temporary discount on its flagship product UFO. Until April 15th, UFO can be purchased for $125 / 109€ instead of the $199 / 175€ regular price.

Russian Researchers Open UFO School for Lovers of Paranormal

Russian ufologists have opened a school where they teach people what to do if they encounter a UFO and where to look for extraterrestrials.
The commotion over UFO sightings in Central Russia’s Togliatti began this summer when crop circles appeared in a field just outside the city. The enormous pictogram in the grass attracted dozens of journalists and hundreds of curious onlookers.
In response to the evident demand, local UFO researchers decided to establish a school where people would learn about the paranormal. Togliatti’s popularity with extraterrestrials makes it an ideal spot for such an institution, a local daily said Thursday.
“We know of several places in Togliatti where UFO sightings are frequent,” chairwoman for the Togliatti Ufology Commission, Tatiana Markova, told the Ploshchad Svobody daily.
“We have studied several of the most popular flying saucer routes. We have often visited the places where UFO’s were sighted and filmed the phenomena we saw, for instance we have lots of video footage featuring the so-called Belgium triangles, they are frequent visitors to our city.”
At the UFO school, experts give students lectures on various types of anomalies, the correct behavior in case of encounter with a UFO, and basic guidelines on UFO-watching. After all the theory is done, the students will go out to practise their skills.
“In late April we will take our students out to see UFOs,” Markova said.
“However we are not going to take crowds of amateurs to UFO sighting spots just to satisfy their curiosity. We expect newcomers to extend our UFO-sightings map,” she added.

Monday, January 23, 2006

New UFO Investigator Extends Realm of Expertise

This month, Lisa A. Shiel completed an in-depth MUFON course to attain certification as an official UFO field investigator. Last week, she launched a formal MUFON investigation by interviewing a Michigan couple about their unexplained aerial sighting over the state's Upper Peninsula. UFO investigation extends Shiel's acknowledged expertise into a new arena.
Lake Linden, Mich. (PRWEB) January 23, 2006 -– Bigfoot expert Lisa A. Shiel has devoted years to researching anomalous creatures, UFOs, and the scientific evidence concerning human origins from the fields of archeology, anthropology, and ancient history. Now, she has completed the Mutual UFO Network, Inc. (MUFON) course of study to earn her certificate as an official MUFON field investigator.
To kick-off a formal MUFON investigation, Shiel recently interviewed an Upper Peninsula couple who observed an unusual, as-yet-unexplained blazing light in the nighttime sky on December 29, 2005.Following years of detailed research into Bigfoot, UFOs, and human origins, Shiel completed the first two volumes in her Human Origins Series of novels – “The Hunt for Bigfoot” (2004) and “Lord of the Dead” (2005) – both published by Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC of Lake Linden, Michigan. She is currently in the final editing stages of a nonfiction book – “Backyard Bigfoot: The True Story of Stick Signs, UFOs, and Sasquatch” – scheduled for publication in March 2006.Shiel’s research and recognition as a Bigfoot expert led to interviews by major metropolitan newspapers and drive-time talk radio shows. Last year, she founded the Michigan Upper Peninsula Bigfoot Organization (MUPBO), the only group dedicated to Bigfoot research in Michigan’s extreme northern peninsula. Surrounded by thousands of acres of dense, sparsely inhabited forests in a remote area of the state, MUPBO’s headquarters is located in quintessential Bigfoot territory.This year, Ms. Shiel extended her expertise into the UFO arena by attaining certification as a MUFON field investigator. The MUFON course included investigation ethics, interview techniques, classification of sightings, common phenomena frequently reported as UFOs, photographic and video analysis, reliability assessments, and investigation tools and techniques.Find out more about Shiel’s MUPBO organization at (or email her at e-mail protected from spam bots) and read her entertaining and educational updates on all aspects of Bigfoot, UFOs, human origins, and ancient history on her Strange Origins Blog at
Based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC publishes fine art prints and books on fiction, aviation history and cryptozoology. The company plans to publish two or three new books per year. Books may be purchased via the company’s website ( or by phoning 906-523-6105 (or 866-686-6706 toll-free).