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Saturn's Moon Enceladus -- Makes the Case for Life
Image: Ice geysers erupt on Enceladus, bright and shiny inner moon of Saturn. Shown in this false-color image, a backlit view of the moon’s southern limb, the majestic, icy plumes were discovered by instruments on the Cassini spacecraft during close encounters with Enceladus in November of 2005. Eight source locations for these geysers have now been identified along substantial surface fractures in the moon’s south polar region. Researchers suspect the geysers arise from near-surface pockets of liquid water with temperatures near 273 kelvins (0 degrees C). That’s hot when compared to the distant moon’s surface temperature of 73 kelvins (-200 degrees C). The cryovolcanism is a dramatic sign that tiny, 500 km-diameter Enceladus is surprisingly active. Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA.
Thoughts on Enceladus as a home to life have kept the astrobiological debate lively, an unexpected but welcome development from the Cassini mission. The interest is understandable: Cassini has shown plumes that seem to be the result of some kind of geothermal venting, with liquid water and geothermal energy sources all possible drivers for the formation of life. We don’t exactly know what’s going on here, but the possibility of a hydrological cycle — liquid, solid, gas — has kept theorists active, as witness a research note by Christopher Parkinson (Caltech) and team.
The combination of a hydrological cycle, chemical redox gradient and geochemical cycle give favorable conditions for life on Enceladus. To our knowledge, these conditions are not duplicated anywhere else in our solar system except our planet. Compared to Mars, Titan and Europa, Enceledus is the only other object in our solar system that appears to satisfy the conditions for maintaining life at present, even if the ability of life to evolve there is uncertain.
We have compelling evidence supporting the view that Enceladus has active hydrological, chemical and geochemical cycles, which are essential ingredients for originating and sustaining life. Planetary protection issues aside, if life does not yet exist on Enceladus, the artiﬁcial introduction of terrestrial life to this environment would be an interesting, and most likely successful experiment."Enceladus: Cassini observations and implications for the search for life," in Astronomy & Astrophysics 463 (2007), pp. 353-357 (available online).
Air Marshall Sir Peter Horsley Claims He Met ET
In Timothy Good’s excellent new book, "Alien Base Earths Encounters with Extraterrestrials" he reports on Air Marshal Sir Peter Horsley, former Deputy Commander in Chief of Strike Command, a war hero who flew Mosquitoes against the Germans, who has held one of the highest ranks in the RAF who in 1954, had a two hour meeting with an apparently extraterrestrial man in London.
In his fascinating autobiography, "Sounds From Another Room", Sir Peter devotes a lengthy chapter to the subject of UFOs, including details of his investigations into sightings reported by pilots; details which he relayed to Prince Phillip, who shared his interest in the phenomenon. He was equerry (advisor) to Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip for seven years. Another enthusiast was air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Barratt, who retired from the RAF at the end of the war. Barrett introduced Sir Peter to a friend of his, a General Martin, who believed that flying saucers were extraterrestrial vehicles from another planet whose inhabitants were trying to warn us of the perils of nuclear war. Sir Peter was not convinced.
One day in 1954, General Martin phoned Sir Peter, inviting him to meet a Mrs. Markham that night at her London flat in Smith Street, Chelsea. Morning There, in a dimly lit room, he was introduced to a ‘Mr. Janus.’ Without any preliminaries, writes Sir Peter, ‘Mr. Janus dived straight into the deep end by asking me to tell him all I knew about UFOs. He listened patiently… At the end I thought I might be equally as direct and asked Janus what his interest was? He answered me a quite simply, "I would like to meet the Duke of Edinburgh." Somewhat taken aback, Sir Peter replied that this would not be easy. But it was here the strangeness of it all started – the man’s extraordinary ability to read my thoughts.’ Asked why he wanted to meet Prince Phillip, Janus replied: ‘He is a man of great vision. . . who believes strongly in the proper relationship between man and nature which will prove of great importance in future galactic harmony… perhaps you and I can discuss the subject first and you will be able to judge whether I’m dangerous or not. ‘Sir Peter devotes 14 pages to the ensuing two hour discourse, of which selected excerpts follow.
Janus began by pointing out that man was ‘now striving to break his earthly bonds and travel to the Moon and the planets beyond’. He continued: But flight to the stars is Man’s ultimate dream, although knowledge of the vast distances involved in interstellar flight makes it appear only a dream. Yet perhaps after a hundred years or so… exploration of his own solar system may be complete and it is just not in Man’s nature to stop there…Just as tribes found other tribes and Christopher Columbus discovered on his travels unknown centers of ancient civilizations so Man in his journeys through the universe may find innumerable centers of culture far more ancient than his own…He will discover a wealth of experiences infinitely more startling and beautiful than can be imagined: and infinite variety of agencies and forces as yet unknown: great fields of gravity and anti-gravity where objects are accelerated across space like giant sling shots, even other universes with different space and time formula.
Why does Man reach for the stars? His energies have never been solely directed towards material benefits alone. From the beginning of Man’s history he has striven… towards a spirituality and grace of which he was aware but could not fully comprehend. This drive to reach out beyond himself has been the motive power behind some of Man’s finest achievements… So Man invading space for material gain or personal glorification alone will gain nothing, but Man searching to enrich his own spirituality and nature will come closer to understanding that God is Universal.
A Dark Age
"The Earth is going through a Dark Age at the moment," Janus went on. "Material processions count more than a Man’s soul." Like a child, Man is preoccupied with his technological toys, which he believes will bring him riches and happiness. This shows up in the superficiality of his culture and a careless disregard for nature. In his greedy quest for more complex machines Man is prepared to sacrifice almost anything - his natural environment, animals and even his fellow humans. The dreadful specter of blowing up his world hardly makes him falter in this headlong rush. Thanks to Timothy Good, "Alien Base Earths Encounters With Extraterrestrials" P.25-26. Story continued next week.
Peru -- Ancient Cloud People City Discovered
By Daily Mail Reporter -- A lost city discovered deep in the Amazon rainforest could unlock the secrets of a legendary tribe. Little is known about the Cloud People of Peru, an ancient, white-skinned civilization wiped out by disease and war in the 16th century. But now archaeologists have uncovered a fortified citadel in a remote mountainous area of Peru known for its isolated natural beauty.
An ancient Chachapoyas village located close to the area where the lost city was found. It is thought this settlement may finally help historians unlock the secrets of the 'white warriors of the clouds'. The tribe allegedly had white skin and blonde hair - features which intrigue historians, as there is no known European ancestry in the region, where most inhabitants are darker skinned. The citadel is tucked away in one of the most far-flung areas of the Amazon. It sits at the edge of a chasm which the tribe may have used as a lookout to spy on enemies. The area where the lost city was discovered by a team of archaeologists.
The Chachapoyas, also called the Warriors of the Clouds, were an Andean people living in the cloud forests of the Amazonian rainforest in northern Peru. The Amozonian Andes constitute the eastern flank of the Andes, which were once covered by dense Amazon vegetation. The main encampment is made up of circular stone houses overgrown by jungle over 12 acres, according to archaeologist Benedict Goicochea Perez. Rock paintings cover some of the fortifications and next to the dwellings are platforms believed to have been used to grind seeds and plants for food and medicine. The Cloud People once commanded a vast kingdom stretching across the Andes to the fringes of Peru's northern Amazon jungle, before it was conquered by the Incas.
A mummy of a baby from the Chachapoyas culture with a possibly enlarged head. The tribe later sided with the Spanish-colonialists to defeat the Incas. But they were killed by epidemics of European diseases, such as measles and smallpox. The term Chachapoyas, or 'Cloud People', are best known for the Kuellap fortress on the top of a mountain in Utcubamba, which can only be compared in scale to the Egyptian pyramids, or Machu Picchu retreat, built hundreds of years later.
Some pottery found in the area dates back to 1000 years B.C. This tribe built a fortress on top of a mountain and their mummies are different than the surrounding tribes.
Two years ago, archaeologists found an underground burial vault inside a cave with five mummies, two intact with skin and hair. Chachapoyas chronicler Pedro Cieza de Leon wrote of the tribe: 'They are the whitest and most handsome of all the people that I have seen, and their wives were so beautiful that because of their gentleness, many of them served to be the Incas' wives and to also be taken to the Sun Temple. 'The women and their husbands always dressed in woollen clothes and in their heads they wear their llautos [a woollen turban], which are a sign they wear to be known everywhere.'
Thanks to World News. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1091550/Ancient-city-discovered-deep-Amazonian-rainforest-linked-legendary-white-skinned-Cloud-People-Peru.html Thanks to Victor Martinez
Editor’s Note: Archeologists feel the claim of blond people is false.
Arizona - UFO Photo
CATALINA -- I heard the sheriff's airplane overhead, and went out to see what was happening and saw they were circling, in a wide clockwise pattern, passing my place heading north when I spotted a large dark brown object. It was moving northward fast, silently, and at a constant speed, with bright lights. I rushed inside to get my Nikon D-80 camera, with 70 to 300mm VR zoom lens, and double checked to make sure the camera was on its most sensitive setting with infrared.
Returning outside, the object was now in the far north, with sheriff's airplane following. I took three free-handed pictures, of lights clearly not of an airplane. I was only able to see the lights from it, and could no longer see the actual vehicle, as I did before. There are other lights on the bottom right outside of this photo, one is a gray-red-brown, the other different shades of blue with white. After a friend with a doctorate in physics looked at the emailed pictures, he was convinced I took pictures of a triangular shaped type of UFO that's been spotted around the world lately. What I initially saw was not triangular shaped, but appeared boxy, like a small collection of large, interconnected boxes and the sheriff's airplane. Thanks to MUFON CMS
California – Flying Triangle
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY -- Maybe you can help me. I have a friend who took a picture with her digital camera this past Saturday December 6 while driving down the Pacific Coast Highway. She wanted a picture of the sunset. She claims there is nothing there when she took the pic. She gave it to me to study, (Since I have a small background in film school) But was wondering if you could take a look at it. Any Feedback would be highly appreciated. Thanks to MUFON CMS
COLTON -- The witness left a voice mail message and summarized his sighting. He was quite excited by what he saw on December 6, 2008, at 6:45 PM, about 75 miles east of Los Angeles. He and his wife saw a huge triangular object moving northward towards San Bernardino. The witness observed the object through his telescope. He was certain that many others saw and probably reported the object. (At this time we have only received this sighting.)
Comments: This report has just been received. The witness will be contacted for further details regarding the sighting. These silent large triangular objects are frequently reported. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest http://ufosnw.com
Florida - Ball Photo
TAMPA --Florida Footage taken by filmcrew on January 20, 2008. UFO over Tampa.The object seen on Utube conducts multiple maneuvers.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPo-OFUnbMc&feature=related Thanks to MUFON CMS
Michigan - Flying Triangle With Blinking Lights
GRAND RAPIDS -- I was driving home with my 16-year old daughter who noticed a bright light in the sky ahead of us and asked if it was the North Star. I looked for a few moments, then told her that no star was that bright. The light was 250-300 feet above ground and as we got closer, we could see two white lights and two red lights blinking intermittently. I said, "Must be an airplane, but airplanes don't hover." As we neared, the lights were lower than first appeared, or perhaps had moved closer to the ground and were blinking. Driving 30 mph, I was actually "catching up" with it.
I told my daughter we're going to pass right under it as the object was still hovering in one spot. As we passed underneath, we could see that the object was triangular with round corners, the body was metallic, and corner of the triangle had a brightly colored light. One light was green. One light was red and the third light was probably white. Directly connecting the large corner lights were smaller red and white lights that blinked in a row. The front of the triangle (the longer side) had an amazing glow from it, as if from interior lights. As we passed under my daughter said, "That’s a UFO!" I quickly turned my car around, but the object was now moving at a ridiculous speed away from us. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Mississippi - Disk
HAZLEHURST -- The witness phoned and reported his sighting about one hour after it occurred on December 7, 2008, at 6:05 PM. He stated, "I saw a disk shaped object in the sky nearly overhead of my home with a red light on the front left side and a yellow light on back." The object was moving south and I lost sight of it as it moved over the horizon. The object emitted no sound. He stated that he has been viewing these objects for the past several days.
Comments: I spoke at length with the witness. He was quite excited by what he saw and says that he has been viewing similar sightings for the past several days. His wife and grandmother have also seen the objects. The fact of continued sightings somewhat reduces the veracity of these sightings as no other reports have recently been received from this area. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest http://ufosnw.com
New Jersey – UFO Photo?
ATLANTIC CITY --This picture was taken on the sky walk of the Pier Mall connecting to Caesars Casino around 5:30 PM, on January 21, 2008. We didn't notice the object when we first took the pictures. The pictures uploaded are the original pictures that were taken from my girlfriend’s 8 MP digital camera. I also took a picture with my camera phone and this object is still in the same spot. I am not saying that it is an alien craft but it is pretty unusual. I have showed all of these pictures to some friends of mine who are familiar with different commercial and military aircraft and they stated that it doesn't resemble anything that they are familiar with?
BLOOMFIELD -- My husband saw a very large shiny object while driving to his store on Washington Avenue in Belleville. He looked at it for a minute or two and went inside the store to update his computer for the next day when he came out it was still there and not moving. He sat in his car for a minute and watched it as it slowly started moving west with no sound. He lost sight of it because of buildings. He has made fun of me for believing, but came home at 3 AM, to wake me up and said, "Honey if you saw it, you would have been going nuts, I just saw a very large object all lit up that looked like an apartment building!" It went up and down and didn’t have straight sides. Newark airport is ten minutes away and they should know something about it. Thanks to MUFON CMS
DENNISVILLE – On December 3, 2008, at 9:30 PM, I was out walking my dog and I noticed what looked like horizontal fireworks in the sky. It lasted for ten seconds. About ten seconds later, it happened again for about ten seconds. I ran inside to get my video camera and I caught just an orange dot by the time it was over. Thanks to MUFON CMS
New Mexico - Small Triangle
ALBUQUERQUE -- I was sleeping when my girlfriend woke me up and told me to go look at the UFO my son had spotted December 3, 2008, from 9:30 PM, till 12:30 AM. He got a phone call from a friend who had called to tell him about it. It seemed to be flying in a pattern but it was not an airplane. I am the daughter of a USAF full bird Colonel retired USAF pilot and I have grown up watching planes. It made no sound, and had one white light and could disappear when it wanted usually in the same place in it's flight pattern. It would also zoom across the city in the matter of a second. I called local news stations and as far as I know they were unable to catch it on film. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/
New York - Strange Phenomena Investigators
NEW YORK -- Oliver Kemenczky writes, In this special presentation, NY-SPI INVESTIGATES chronicles ufologists using cutting-edge technology to investigate claims of UFO sightings and otherworldly experiences. Co-founders Oliver Kemenczky and Ted Davis of the New York Strange Phenomena Investigators (NY-SPI), along with researcher/investigator Dennis Anderson, pursue, review and reveal their findings throughout this special. December 13, 2008 @ 10 PM EST
Originally aired as UFO HUNTERS on SciFi Channel, the program has been uniquely modified for Investigation Discovery (ID). This new "director's cut" version contains never-before-shown scenes so shocking, the other channel was unwilling to broadcast them. Tune in as you see firsthand the passion, dedication and professionalism that drives the NY-SPI team to uncover the truth and to help those affected by the UFO phenomenon.
NY-SPI INVESTIGATES airs on Saturday, December 13 at 10 PM EST on Investigation Discovery (ID), a Discovery network focused on fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition. Web site address: http://investigation.discovery.com/tv/ny-spi/ny-spi.html
Pennsylvania -- In the Middle of UFO Sightings Wave
Allnewsweb reports, "Pennsylvania is definitely in the midst of UFO mania, but the good citizens of the state are not panicking, rather they are simply reporting the unusual craft that tend to make their appearance at night to the police and various UFO related organizations." A week into December and no less than 20 reports have been handed over to various agencies this month alone. Some of the more notable sightings in the last few days are:
On Friday night a family saw two lit up craft that appeared to be disc shaped hovering over farms near the township of Plumstead. The objects then shot up into the night sky. Another man saw a disc hovering over trees on the same day, as he focused on the object it shot off skyward. Another interesting sighting occurred on Wednesday night. One couple spotted a set of bright lights that appeared arranged spherically above a highway. At dawn on the same day a commuter noticed a large multicoloured disc hovering above his car.? Email [email protected]
PLUMSTEAD -- On December 5, 2008, about 7:05 PM, my family was leaving for a night out when we noticed three very bright white lights in the near distance outside the front door of our home. I took some pictures (enclosed) with a digital camera but the zoom didn't do a very good job so the pictures look farther away than we actually saw with our naked eyes. We stood there and watched in amazement and wonder what exactly they were. All three objects were hovering in a fixed spot and then one object would glide in slow motion toward one of the others and stop and then distanced itself further away. They had colorful blinking lights and what sounded like a quite (helicopter propeller) like sound, but quieter. There is naval air base 10 to 15 miles south in Horsham, PA.
At 9:45 PM, My family was returning home and saw the same bright white lights and a circular shape but was hard to make out because the lights were so bright and very close to the objects underbelly. They look blurred to the naked ey because they are so bright. It was flying close to the ground over farm fields off Stump & Haring Roads in Plumstead and after trying to follow it for a minute or two with our vehicle, it was gone into the crystal clear, star-lit sky. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Texas - Flying Triangle and Cylinder
DALLAS -- My 14 year old son and I were driving home from a HS football game in Dallas. We were south bound on I-35 between West and Elmott when I noticed an odd light in the sky. It was almost due south. It was a spot of light that was irregular in shape and to the naked eye appeared to be changing both shape and color. It cycled through the pastel colors (light blue, light green, light yellow, light purple and light pink). I brought it to my son's attention to see if he could see the same thing. After watching it for a few miles he described it much as I did above.
As we were passing through Elmott I estimated that it was directly above James Conally Airport. I figured we would be passing it on our left as we travelled further south. It was either moving away from us or it was stationary and much further away than I had estimated. As we approached the north side of Waco I decided we could get a better look if I hopped on Loop 340 which circles Waco. As we rounded the loop headed toward Robinson it became apparent that it was much further away than I had thought.
All the while it continued to cycle randomly through the pastels and seemed to continuously change shape to the naked eye. I decided to pull over so we could get a better look. Standing still made no difference. It still changed shape and color. It was two to four times brighter than the next brightest star. It just twisted and turned and changed color. Through the scope it appeared to have a solid shape but irregular like a rough tear drop shape on a 45 degree slant. You could still see the color changes clearly but it was really tough to focus and hold it in frame. I got my Sony DSC-H1 and a tripod and took multiple pictures on multiple settings.
Virginia –Fast Moving Lights
RENTON -- My name is Megan. I am 16 years old and live in the Firewood area east of Renton. On Thursday, November 6, 2008, at about 9 PM, I was taking my dog for a walk when he started barking and jumping up. I looked up and saw four lights above me that were in a diamond pattern and as big as my thumb nail. They were as bright as car headlights and were a yellow-white color. They lit the area up but didn’t make any noise at all.
The four lights changed from a diamond shape to a straight line before I could blink my eyes. The first one stayed the same color and was the brightest. The others changed, one green, one blue and one red. They were dimmer.
The row of lights started moving slowly to the west then they all moved in different directions at a very high speed. I have never seen anything move that fast. They moved apart in four directions and climbed up through the clouds. The clouds lit up as they went through. The whole thing took place in 15 to 20 seconds. Others had to have seen this. I was scared and went inside. Thanks to Andy and his granddaughter Megan.
Washington - UFO Orbs Investigation
TROUT LAKE – Bruce Maccabee writes, "In last week’s Filer’s Files # 49, the witness photographed multiple orbs on November 14 and 15, 2008, at 7:32 PM, using a simple digital camera with flash. The picture shows nearby branches or stalks of plants lit by the flash silhouetted against a black background. The round images are therefore most likely to be single particles of small clusters of environmental dust particles close to the camera. The images are what I call "flash orbs" which can only be seen in the light of a flash. Particles of different size and different distance will produce images of varying size and brightness. See http://www.brumac.8k.com/orb1.html for a discussion of my research on "flash orbs."
"Flash orbs" can also be photographed during the daytime. The only requirement, besides dust in the atmosphere, is a bright source of light that illuminates the volume of air that is in front of the camera. Thus, for example, one can see dust particles moving about in a bright beam of light such as a sunbeam, as long as the background is relatively dark.
I should point out that "true orbs" are lights that one can see without a source of light. If one sees a light and takes a picture it is likely a "true orb." If one sees nothing but an orb image appears in the final picture (with flash or a beam of light passing in front of the camera), the image is likely to be a "flash orb
Comments: William Puckett writes, "I have seen several photos of these nighttime orbs. The witness said that she saw the orbs in the photo. Most people don't see the orbs that they photograph. Given the response by the witness, I am not sure of the identity of the orb in the above photo. I originally thought that the orb was an anomaly created by the flash setting of the camera. The shutter speed was only 1/45 of a second meaning that anything photographed at night would have to be very bright. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest http://ufosnw.com <
Wisconsin - Orange Lights
WESTFIELD --On November 17, 2008, at about 7:30 PM, my son and I saw orange lights in the sky about 40 miles north of Madison. They would be very bright then fade and then reappear sometimes only one would appear. At other times all three would be lined up vertically, then horizontally, then they would separate into different areas and then group again. I have seen this on numerous occasions. My wife saw them on her break under the same scenario. In my sighting, the lights were north to northwesterly traveling. The lights in her sighting were northeasterly traveling. She works 25 miles south of our home in Portage, Wisconsin. We live outside of Westfield, Wisconsin. I have seen them before, but never so close and not as long. I have read many other reports of the same, but have not seen any videos that are the same as what I have told you.
Comments: The description by the witnesses sounds like that they saw something quite unusual. Horizontal and vertical lined orange lights have been reported this year particularly in Texas. It is not known if these sightings are connected to the Texas sightings. The Texas sightings occurred in late October of 2008. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest http://ufosnw.com
Outside USA Reports
Argentina – UFOs Display Signs
TUPUNGATO -- Diario Los Andes reports, "A tour operator organized a tour to La Carretera and took a photo of the landscape on November 8, 2008. Upon downloading the file to his computer, he saw a strange object. He had it analyzed by [Argentina's] most prestigious ufologist and she confirmed that it was indeed a UFO.
The operator says, "We were traveling on horseback, but no one saw anything." According to the ufologist, it's not a condor, because it would look a lot smaller at that distance. It's not a spot on the camera lens either. It's a UFO larger than a passenger airliner." Thanks to the Diario Los Andes
CHICOANA AGRIGLYPHS – Two weeks ago, the serenity of Chicoana was disrupted when town residents reported a parade of lights in wonderful colors that appeared in the starry skies over the region before swiftly disappearing but leaving strange "drawings" in the wheat fields. From that moment onward, there was no stopping the curiosity seekers. The kids from the Maria Valdivieso School No. 588 had ringside seats for this display, as the building faces one of the three wheat fields that display the signs. Some of them were willing to talk and reportedly saw the UFO hovering directly over the field, and that it displayed lights of many colors.
Fanny, a substitute principal, says: "I saw the lights, but you know where I saw them? Not in the field, but over there, in the back. One stands here Thursday night and sees the road leading to Moldes. They weren’t car headlights because they were higher up. A group of 5 or 6 different lights of a strong reddish or orange hue. She adds that the first to spot the patterns in the wheat field was "...one of the schoolteachers who lives in Campo Alegre. A teacher felt curious and visited a wheat field and saw the agriglyph.
Along with another teacher Fanny adds that they were surprised for several days by the behaviour of the local dogs. "...they barked by day and by night, making a tremendous racket." The owner of a small house near the wheat field told us, UFOs appeared several days in a row, between Tuesday the 23rd and Sunday the 26th and that his wife saw another on Thursday at 4:00 a.m.
Marco, who works for the town’s Tourism Office, says "Villa Fanny school teachers took photos that show some black spots, like UFOs flying away. People came from Buenos Aires to study the imprints. They took samples, but I don’t know what the outcome was...They say that when photos are taken, strange objects can be seen in the sky. If one walks through the wheat fields, they look like something heavy rested upon them without harming them. The wheat shoots are still green and yellow. We don’t know about anything in nature that causes such marks. They resemble designs meant to be seen from above. (Translation (c) 2008, S.Corrales. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez and Luis Burgos)
Australia – Disks Photographed
ACACIA HILLS --Territory UFO spotter Alan Ferguson says that mysterious objects have returned to the skies above his Top End property. Mr Ferguson, 43, took this picture at his Acacia Hills home, 50km south of Darwin. He is convinced the black objects that can be seen in the photograph have been flying around his home for years. "I was out taking photos on Sunday afternoon and you can see two of them in one of the shots," he said. "It was a fluke - an absolute fluke." Mr Ferguson attracted publicity around the world in July after the Northern Territory News reported on his UFO spotting exploits. Thanks to John Schuessler and MATT CUNNINGHAM, December 10th, 2008
Canada - A Flying V Formation
OSHAWA, ONTARIO -- Paul Michael Shishis writes: Thanks again Filers Files, I find that Florida’s [August 6th,2008] picture taken of a brilliant white craft is quite similar to the picture taken in Oshawa, Ontario Easter Sunday- March 23,2008.[See attached photo]. Funny again how news of these unknown crafts spreads to all corners of our planet. Thanks to Paul Michael Shishis
BORDER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- I was heading home, cutting through the alley way at Nordel Way and Scott Rd. and was drawn to a whitish illuminated object above. At first sight it registered to me as a few geese or ducks flying southward and then I noticed there was no movement such as flapping wings. I noticed no sound and a perfect formation. I wasn't sure if it was one object slightly illuminated underneath or 3 or 4 flying in perfect formation. I moved towards Scott Road, to get a better view and whatever it was, disappeared within three seconds. It was like someone inserted a spacecraft hologram film clip into my field of view. Even if this was a plane or even a Lear jet, I would have had ample time to see it fade away, but it glided silently across the sky and vanished. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/
Ireland - A White Blue Light
DUNDALK, COUNTY LOUTH – I Walked out of the sunroom at Bay Estate, and glanced up at the night sky on November 2, 2008, at 8:25 PM, and spotted a bright white object. It was steady on, did not flicker, the same size as a the north star but at low altitude. It was about a mile high and was edged in pale blue at times. It was travelling west in a 'perfect horizontal line'. It made no sound and I observed it move across the sky for three to four seconds before it disappeared (or turned off its lights) just before it would have escaped from my view anyway. Definitely not a plane or helicopter, it moved far, far too quickly, but not as quick as a shooting star. My guess is it came in from the direction of the sea as seemed to be heading inland. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/
South Africa - Couple Watch UFO
HENGNOPSPARK, GAUTENG -- My wife called me outside when she spotted the UFO on June 10, 2008, at 10 PM, as it flew over our home at Centurion. It was flying west, at a commercial airplane’s height. I have never seen an airplane flying this direction as we have certain air traffic routes over our home. It had an orange flashing light as well as yellow/white ones (there seemed to be about 3 lights flashing) but the orange was especially bright, once again distracting from the airplane idea. I thought actually at first it may be a firework or fire signal. It slowly went over our home and continued above some thin cloud cover. It was visible through the cloud cover. Suddenly it seemed to stand still for a minute or two. I then realized it was actually getting smaller, thus it was actually moving upwards at an incline. It then started moving round to the north all the while slowly climbing until it looked like a flashing star, after what was probably 10-15 minutes it finally disappeared from sight. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/
UK - England
HUYTON, MERSEYSIDE -- Two UFO's were spotted travelling in a westerly direction, one behind the other on November 22, 2008, at 10:20 PM, parallel to the M62 at a speed comparable with an aircraft climbing after takeoff. They came to a hover somewhere over Netherley before disappearing vertically through the light cloud cover. They could not be observed afterwards above the clouds. Immediately following the disappearance of the first two UFO's, a sole example appeared following the same flight path of the first two. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/
NORWICH -- This is just a sighting of something unusual observed on November 21, 2008. I'm not a UFO hunter or anything. We are close to an airport and some UK and US Air Force bases. The object looks a bit like a beach hat if you zoom in on it. I didn't notice it until I opened the file on my PC. The shot was taken just outside Norwich city centre. Thanks to MUFON CMS
AVELEY, ESSEX -- I have just been to a friend’s house who showed me the photo she had taken on her mobile telephone on November 15, 2008. She was watching TV at home when out of the corner of her eye, she caught sight of something glowing in the sky. There were no flashing lights on it and that it looked like a big ball of orange flame but moving west like an aircraft. She went into the garden and called her husband out to witness it. He could not explain it either. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research http://www.hbccufo.org/
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