One Hundred Years of Powered Flight
The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. This week's files investigate One Hundred Years of Powered Flight, Earth is Approaching Saturn, Microbes Spread Throughout Galaxy, Earth Like Planets Common, Artificial Structures on Mars, Pennsylvania - Two UFO's Moving In Clockwise Pattern, West Virginia - Large Ball of White Light Falling Slowly from Sky, Florida – Two Abductions Reported, Ohio - Huge White Cigar Shaped Craft Hovered Above My Yard, Michigan – Flying Triangle Craft Seen Hovering Over Field, Illinois - Red Light Darting Across The Sky, Tennessee - Flying Triangle With Lights Hovering, Texas - Oval With A Red Light At The Bottom, Nebraska - Large Dark Disk Seen In Daylight-Have Video Proof, Arizona - Cigar and Elongated Sphere With Red/White Strobing Lights, California - Saucer With Navy Blue Lights, Canada - Bright Cylinder Exploded And Crashed In The Water, Mexico – Space Craft, England - Orange Lights, Germany – UFO Daylight Digital Camera, Saudi Arabia – White Hovering UFO, Image, Japan - It Was Moving Slowly Around In The Sky, and New Zealand – Bright Lights.
KITTY HAWK -- A hundred years ago today, on December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright with a few witnesses present, first flew a powered aircraft some 120 feet on the North Carolina shore. The Wright brothers built a balanced and controlled glider based upon their observations of pigeons in flight. They had studied the behavior of liquid gases as they move over solid objects and surfaces. Essentially the curvature of the wing causes air to move faster over the upper surface and produces greater pressure underneath the wing creating lift. It took the news media several years to report on the success of the first flight. For the last hundred years all aircraft with the possible exception of UFOs fly using this principle.
Some disc shaped aircraft may also use this principle of flight with the air moving faster over the upper surface causing lift. However, some disc shaped craft have been seen to hover and to fly virtually straight up indicating they have the ability to overcome gravity in some way. A series of interior helicopter blades or fans may account for the lift at least in man-made aircraft. Other discs appear to have some other means of propulsion and lift.
Some key moments in flight that occurred during the last one hundred years are: On September 14, 1939, Igor Sikorsky piloted his first practical helicopter to a height of three feet. In July 19, 1942, the Messerschmitt 262, the worlds first operational jet fighter debuts. On August 22, 1963, the US Air Force X-15 experimental aircraft sets an altitude record of 354,200 feet at a speed of 4,159 mph. The Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) first test flight is launched on April 12, 1981. On July 30, 2002, the first successful test of a hypersonic scramjet engine takes place in Australia. The engine could power aircraft at speed up to Mach 8, or eight times the speed of sound. It is logical to assume the US has an aircraft now flying with these capabilities. On a regular basis South Korean observers videotape a strange aircraft flying over heading towards North Korea. UFOs were observed infrequently prior to 1947, since that time hundreds are observed each month. This would infer that with the development of jet and helicopter engines that a disc could have been developed. Sightings of discs prior to 1940, are unlikely to be man-made aircraft.
Fostoria, Ohio disc videotaped by George Ritter.
Earth Is Approaching Saturn - for our closest encounter with the ringed planet in decades. The best time to look: when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. This week, Mars has gotten a little brighter because of a dust storm. Bright dust clouds on Mars, reflecting sunlight more than the underlying terrain have boosted the planet's total brightness by about 0.17 magnitudes.
An engineer Norman M. Bryden has sent me some extraordinary images of possible extraterrestrial artifacts on Mars. Many of these images show structures that appear as vegetation with root like structures spreading out from them like banyan trees. We know that water exists on Mars and that the seeds of life can spread throughtour the universe. There is no satisfactory natural explanation for these structures, unless we are looking at some sort of growing molds or vegetation.
Astronomers may have shown how microbes from Earth could be spread throughout the galaxy taking life to other worlds. Scientists at Armagh Observatory and Cardiff University say bacteria could get into space on rocks blasted off the planet by an asteroid or comet impact. Their calculations indicate the microbes would eventually leak out of our Solar System to seed other regions. The work is reported in two independent papers published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The implication of the papers is that life could be widespread throughout the galaxy and may not have originated on our planet.
The research advances the case for modern-day panspermia -- the controversial idea that life started elsewhere in space and came to Earth when it was young. Dr Max Wallis and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe of Cardiff University calculate how debris from Earth, thrown into space as a result of a giant impact, would become incorporated in the frozen outer layers of comets. Eventually, after hundreds of millions of years, some of these comets would reach throughout the universe. Wherever it started, life could have spread across the Milky Way on timescales that are short compared with the 10-billion-year estimated age of our galaxy. This means fossil microbes identified in Martian meteorites life must be widespread throughout our star system and that it is unlikely to have originated on Earth. By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor
Thomas R. Quinn, a University of Washington associate astronomy professor, and Jonathan Lunine, a professor of planetary science and physics at the University of Arizona have written an article for Icarus, the Journal of the American Astronomical Society claiming that the planet-formation model indicates earthlike planets might be common. New research suggests that one thing is pretty certain – if an Earthlike world with significant water is needed for advanced life to evolve, there could be many candidates. In 44 computer simulations of planet formation near a sun, astronomers found that each simulation produced one to four Earthlike planets, including 11
so-called "habitable" planets about the same distance from their stars as Earth is from our sun. This study would indicate millions of Earth like planets likely exist. Other studies indicate life can be transported aboard meteorites.
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PLYMOUTH – The witness sighted the first object moving in a clockwise circular motion in and out of a dark cloudbank at about 3000 feet altitude on December 7, 2003, at 3:55 PM. The object was white in color and moving northeast. The witness went outside to get a better look and spotted a second object that was identical to the first, and moving in the same general pattern. He watched for five minutes when both UFOs simultaneously began to move in a northeast direction behind another cloudbank and out of view. The local T V station meteorologist verified the altitude of the cloudbank. The UFOs were both the size of a dime held at arm's length. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
WILLIAMSTOWN – The witness was driving a friend home at 1 AM, after work on December 8, 2003, and states, “The sky was clear and we noticed a bright ball of light coming almost straight down toward the ground. It fell at a constant speed, very slowly and moved in a straight path and it was a bright white ball of light, with no tail at all. We saw it for three seconds until it was obscured by some high trees. It looked about the size of my pinkie fingernail at arm’s length. It was only a 550 yards away from us. We both saw that it was way too bright, and too large, and moved way too slowly to be a shooting star. We though the object landed, because it appeared to be nearing the ground until it went out of view, but it may not have actually landed." Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
MILTON -- Two of the gals at the local convenience store were telling me that they were abducted. To prove her point to me, one of the ladies sent me an email of your report showing a reported ten minute abduction of another women and her daughter when going over the bridge just down the road on the I-10 Freeway. They told me that at 7:00 PM, they went outside to collect the garbage bags from containers and then threw them away in the dumpster. She said her usual customers had left and they had time to do the 5 minute chore. When they came back in, it was 9:00 PM, and that is the time they get ready to close the store. Cosing time being 10 PM. They were animated about how they lost two hours. Later, just a few days ago, one complained that some fluid was draining out of one her ears, and the other said she had the same problem. One of the ladies had previously told me she went "shinen" one night with her husband (scouting Deer habitats with lights), and a very large triangle flying object with lights and no sound hovered above them and then left going over the trees. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
N. RIDGEVILLE – On November 22, 2003, at 9 PM, a nurse was in the kitchen making bread when she heard a helicopter very close by outside. The observer states, “I went out to see why the noise continued, and there hovering in my front yard not far off the treetops was this absolutely massive cigar shaped light colored "helicopter". It was hovering in an area close to my pond. We live on 16 manicured acres and this thing was clearly visible in the treeless part of my front yard. The thing did not move even one inch in any direction. The loud whirring sound it made was like a weird sounding helicopter. The lights in my house flickered and my dogs were freaking out. Sometimes there was almost no noise at all. It sat there for what I thought was about ten minutes. Later noticed it was actually more like 40 minutes. I called my neighbor to see if she was seeing the same thing and she said she did. I called the police, but they said they had no other reports of helicopters. They said they'd send over a patrolman to check it out, but I never saw any sign of him. The thing eventually moved incredibly slowly towards my neighbor’s house. I could have walked way faster than it was moving. I noticed that there seemed to be no downdraft and no blades.
When it went over the neighbors backyard, it turned east and moved off over my woods and eventually out of sight. There was one round light coming from the bottom center. As it moved off over the woods, it had three lights. One on each end and the same center one. One of them was green, and the other two white. I went back out to the area this morning and noticed nothing out of order. It was clearly and obviously hanging over my yard not far from my pond. Maybe the pilot was looking at the fish in there? Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
STOCKBRIDGE AND WHITMORE LAKE -- On November 30, 2003, three observers saw a light near her house in Stockbridge that would brighten and fade away, then get brighter and then disappear, with no clouds around it. After one passenger was dropped off the two witnesses saw a strange object with pulsating lights over a cow pasture. Each light would pulse three times as it hovered over the car as they were driving, going almost the same speed as we were. The eye witness states, “As it went over us, I saw it had a humped shape on top and it was like a triangle with a light on top and lights all around it. The object teeter-tottered it's way slowly across the sky, rocking back and forth like a plane would with it's wings when it "waves". It looked like a worm wriggling it's way across the sky at 9 PM. Throughout the 25 mile ride back, we saw lights in the six get brighter and fade over and over again... when finally as one got so bright and then it jetted across the sky faster than any plane, and within 5 seconds was gone.
When we arrived back to Whitmore Lake, just over the lake was this saucer shaped object with red lights all around it hovering above the lake. When we pulled into the driveway.. the same craft we saw over the field was right over my house... waiting for us just above the trees. Shaped like a triangle with a large blue light coming very slowly across he sky. I immediately hopped out of the car to grab the video camera but it had already disappeared. Ten minutes later, the lights appeared just above the horizon. I started rolling film. My mother, two of her friends, two strangers and I all saw what were anywhere from 2 to 6 crafts at a time appear and reappear and slowly moving in the distance. They hovered in one spot over a period of an hour. I got about a half hour of footage where you can see the moving lights and pulsating lights that wiggled. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
DEKALB – The observer saw a round, bright red light that resembled a reflector on a bicycle dart across the sky and fall below the horizon at an undeniably super power speed on December 5, 2003, at 4:50 PM. He states, “This encounter took a couple of seconds to occur and gave me ample time to study the object and determine it most definitely was not an aircraft that is known to the general public.” The object took off from a standstill, hover, and jet down as if propelled; not a falling or orbiting object of any kind. After seeing the bright red light, I looked into the sky and saw an alarming number of oddly placed lights in the sky. It was early dusk and there were no stars out. Other people in this area have been seeing things lately and everyone here is talking about low flying planes. A lot more happened during this sighting that took place over 45 minutes, we even experienced slight time loss in that it took 55 minutes to drive 25 miles while we were driving at a constant rate of 60 mph. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
KINGSTON -- On November 30, 2003, there was a triangle shaped object with lights and no sound hovering over the trees on the far side of the house at 6:55 PM. Two witnesses watched a flying triangle glide directly over their house and fly off to the east. The whole thing lasted about three minutes and then it was gone. There was absolutely no noise. I don't know what it was, but I know it wasn't an airplane, weather balloon, or anything like that. Since we moved here a year and a half ago, we have seen many strange things in the sky such as lights, objects, etc. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
BISMARCK – Two friends saw a bright figure from about four miles away and decided to investigate on November 28, 2003, at 11:45 PM. They report, “When we began crossing the Grand Marsh Bridge over the Missouri River, we saw a large object hovering over the river with bright white lights completely around it and one green light.” The one green light made the object look almost triangular in shape, but It could have been spherical. The top of it was slightly rounded and the bottom was flat. My cellular phone failed to function as we went further across the river. The object started to come towards our vehicle and then the next thing we knew, it was going in the opposite direction. The only time it moved quite fast was when we began to follow it, other than that, it moved quite slow and steady. We followed the object for about two minutes afterwards and lost it over a hill in Bismarck, North Dakota. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
ASHLAND -- About 12:45 PM, on November 30, 2003, a married couple saw the shocking and disturbing sight of a very large, dark colored disk shaped object hovering in the sky south of their home. The object seemed to move in all directions (swoop from side to side and upside down) at times it looked as if it were floating, then it would very quickly and smoothly fly further south and then come back. The observers say, “At one point the object seemed to be on it's side with the top facing us while in that position a very bright white light came from the object.” After a couple minutes the object slowly moved further up and further south, my husband ran in to get the camcorder and shot 15 to 20 seconds of footage before the object was blocked by trees and no longer in view. We have shown the footage to several people all were shocked and believe what they saw was a UFO. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
SOUTHLAKE – The observer reports he saw and oval shaped object with a red light on the bottom flying at an angle on December 3, 2003, at 6 PM. When he looked closely with binoculars it seemed to have windows or something on the side. The object did not look like a blimp or a helicopter and it was completely illuminated unlike any airplane would be. It was also much more round than an airplane and it moved really slowly. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- On November 24, 2003, the husband went out to bring in wood for the fire on a very cold day at 1 AM. After a few minutes his wife was called outside to look and saw two UFO`s flying above the adjoining property. It was a clear night, and the craft had slits in the windows, blinking lights and appeared like a veil of sorts was around them.
We live in a high valley with no trees a mile from the Castle Mountains. The craft were between us and the mountains. They just hovered there for several hours. It was very cold so we could only stay outside for short periods but they were there until about 4 AM. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
SEDONA -- Around 6:30 PM, on December 2, 2003, the witness was standing in the driveway and looked over toward Airport Mesa and noticed a disc or spherical object covered with numerous red and white strobing lights hovering silently 75 feet above the treeline. It remained completely stationary in that position for about three minutes and then slowly descended behind the mesa and out of view. A few seconds later, it came out from behind the mesa and drifted somewhat languidly toward the S/SW. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
SCOTTSDALE -- The object was first observed in the southern sky at 11:15 PM, on December 4, 2003, it moved southeast where it remained static for about two hours. The object emitted brilliant white, blue, and red lights that flashed in sequence. As an aerospace worker with more than 20 years experience in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, I determined the object was not conventional. It remained in a static position for two hours and emitted no sound. As I had no optical devices, such as binoculars, I could not confirm its true shape. I can confirm that the lights observed with the naked eye were aligned horizontally and appeared to flash or pulse in a left to right sequence. My observations were confirmed by my teenage son who also witnessed the event. I placed calls to the local airport and television newsroom to inquire if there had been other reports. There were none made. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
AUBERRY – The observer writes, “My boyfriend and I were in two separate cars traveling on Highway 168, when we both saw a UFO at 11:53 PM, on November 30th, 2003.” We were driving at 65 mph about mile before the "Sierra National Forest" when we saw a beautiful navy blue light and a saucer shaped "object" that came from above the mountains. “It flew low, flying a couple feet from the front of my car and a couple feet behind my boyfriend’s car,” she stated. It came so close to my car that I thought we were going to collide with each other. When we stopped at a gas station in Madera, I asked my boyfriend if he had seen this blue light, too? He insisted he had seen the UFO, but thought it was a helicopter patrolling Auberry and Shaver Lake, flashing it's lights so they could see all the cars. But, I didn't buy what my boyfriend had to say because where we were driving it was totally dark, and I didn't hear anything. I only saw this extraordinary object. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
PORTLAND – The witness was in the back of his house looking at the sky and noticed an odd looking object on November 24, 2003, at 4:10 PM. The object was wobbling slowly and moving slowly north against the prevailing winds, which were blowing east. I would estimate the altitude at 1500 to 2000 feet with the sunlight reflecting from its western edge in the late afternoon. It appeared to be a silver disc with a brown or dark colored center. I would estimate the diameter of the object to be about 25 feet. I could not hear any sound from it. I ran in the house and got my binoculars, which took about 30 seconds but it had disappeared. If it had been some sort of balloon, it would have still been in sight. There was a small private airplane approaching the area where I had last seen the object. I had the distinct feeling, at that point, that this had been an intelligently controlled craft, that had seen the small plane flying in it's direction, and had vacated the vicinity. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
NEW CARLISLE – The eyewitnesses were driving home when they saw a cylinder shaped object in the sky that had a blue glow around it. Suddenly it exploded. This was a tremendous explosion that lit up the whole sky on November 22, 2003, at 7:30 PM. There were huge blue flames as it crashed into the water about 1.5 km off shore. As far away as we were you could see the water splash from the impact. After that there were no flames like there would be if a plane had crashed. I am 100% positive this was not a plane nor a meteorite. Whatever this was it was 300 to 400 feet long, and about 250 feet wide. Honestly I have never seen anything like this before in my life, and I was scared. This object was going south. As soon as this happened we could see two planes in the distance like they were investigating, also.
EDMONTON -- There was a bright light in the sky, as I put on my glasses and saw some blue and red lights on top and bright lights at the bottom. It just hovered up there and it moved really fast. Too fast to be a plane and it finally flew behind us. I looked back and the lights burned out and then it was gone. It had a sound but not like a plane or man made aircraft. Thanks to Peter Davenport
ORILLIA, ONTARIO -- on December 8, 2003, at 6:30 PM, the witness was looking out the window when he noticed a really bright light just above the tree line. It was ten times the brightest star with a big band of black cloud emerging on it. The witness grabbed his binoculars and parked in an open field were the highways merge. The clouds were under it, but the light glare was so immense, it lit up the clouds to an orange color. The witness states, “I watched for about 15 minutes and saw it up close, a disk, perfectly round, with a glowing white aura around it, flying perfectly flat with no spin. It was beautiful and when it crossed over me it was huge, it was the size of a dime at arm’s length. On October 4, 2003, my children 9,7,7 out on a nature walk, pointed out to me, a cigar shaped UFO high in the sky over Oro Medonte.
VERNON, BC -- On November 30, 2003, at 4:45 PM, the witness spotted a bright white light that was moving toward the west and descended into the trees on the hill directly south of Vernon Airport. The bottom of the light "seemed" to turn orange red as if it was shutting down, when just over the lake my eye caught strobing lights moving too fast for a small plane about to land. I saw an "orb ascend quickly" from the lake with pink strobing lights that reminded me of the globes that appear when ghosts are filmed. The sky was still in its final colors of sunset, though the sun was long gone. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director CANADA HBCC Research Hotline 1 866 262 1989 - Free call.
CANCUN – It was just before sunset at 5 PM, on November 26, 2003, when an aircraft flying from northeast to southwest that looked like a spacecraft entering the atmosphere. It was not an airplane. It was leaving a fume trace that was a gold/reddish burning. We lost it in the horizon. It was visible for at least 20 seconds.
HUNTS CROSS, LIVERPOOL -- It was approximately eleven in the evening of on December 2, 2003, at 11 PM. When a friend went outside and a man pointed out a row of three orange lights high in the sky. Our friend came back in and told us so, we went outside to see. As we looked up we saw a row of three orange lights close together, followed by another three (two side by side and one slightly behind). Then another three followed in a triangle formation (two in front and one behind). The three in front seemed to stop and wait, then the second three stopped until the back three caught up. Then, they were obscured by the clouds. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
MUENSTER -- My brother in law in saw, and photographed, an unidentifiable object in day light with his 3.3 mega pixel digital at 1 PM, on December 6, 2003. Altitude undetermined, the object "drifted slowly across the sky." Both of us zoomed, cropped and enhanced it. I have never seen anything like this. I am a licensed pilot, and aerial photographer. This is not a balloon, and it is not something that would be capable of flight as I know it. It’s like a "miss-shaped balloon, with a black hole pointing to the front and down, and a large "gouge" out of it's side. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
PERSIAN GULF – The observer and his 15-year-old son were driving in the desert off road 40 km from Safaniah on December 12, 2003. We saw an airplane from one mile and my son said oh, airplane. I said yes this is a Saudi Aramco airplane. They have a few of them to shuttle their staff and also helicopters using the same route on a daily basis. While we were driving, we saw a hovering plane that did not move at 4:05 GMT. We came close to it and it was maybe 300 meters altitude. So we stopped to see it. I thought it was going to land or had a problem, so we came to complete stop. The plane was still in the same place. I thought it was a Harrier fighter plane (saw them during Gulf war) but this one was white and so beautiful. The minute we stopped, I asked my son to make a right turn towards it and this thing started moving north. We both said oh it is moving now, good, but moving at a high rate of speed. Maybe 10 seconds and it was gone. It was a capsule in shape, and had no windows.
Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
YOKOHAMA -- The object was bright and we saw a yellow flash before it disappeared on December 7, 2003, at 8:10 PM. It hurt our eyes and when it flew away our eyes had bright spots as if we had been staring at a light for a few minutes. There was a yellow trail in the sky. We think that maybe some other people may have seen it. Thanks to Peter Davenport UFOcenter
NORTHLAND/MOEREWA BAY --This happened 9:45 PM, on December 5, 2003, there was a very super bright light that appeared in the sky to the west of where we live and it got even brighter for half an hour, just sitting in the one spot, then it got very dim. Then, this massive light brightened up brighter than it had appeared and just disappeared in a flash so fast. Thanks to Peter Davenport
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