(CNN) -- Earth Day may fall later this week, but as far as former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell and other UFO enthusiasts are concerned, the real story is happening elsewhere. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, shown after his Apollo mission in 1971, claims there "is no doubt we are being visited."
Mitchell, who was part of the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission, asserted Monday that extraterrestrial life exists, and that the truth is being concealed by the U.S. and other governments. He delivered his remarks during an appearance at the National Press Club following the conclusion of the fifth annual X-Conference, a meeting of UFO activists and researchers studying the possibility of alien life forms. Mankind has long wondered if we're "alone in the universe. [But] only in our period do we really have evidence. No, we're not alone," Mitchell said. "Our destiny, in my opinion, and we might as well get started with it, is [to] become a part of the planetary community. We should be ready to reach out beyond our planet and beyond our solar system to find out what is really going on out there."
Mitchell grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, which some UFO believers maintain was the site of a UFO crash in 1947. He said residents of his hometown "had been hushed and told not to talk about their experience by military authorities." They had been warned of "dire consequences" if they did so.
But, he claimed, they "didn't want to go to the grave with their story. They wanted to tell somebody reliable. And being a local boy and having been to the moon, they considered me reliable enough to whisper in my ear their particular story." Roughly 10 years ago, Mitchell claimed, he was finally given an appointment at Pentagon to discuss what he had been told. An unnamed admiral working for the Joint Chiefs of Staff promised to uncover the truth behind the Roswell story, Mitchell said. The stories of a UFO crash "were confirmed," but the admiral was then denied access when he "tried to get into the inner workings of that process." The same admiral, Mitchell claimed, now denies the story.
"I urge those who are doubtful: Read the books, read the lore, start to understand what has really been going on. Because there really is no doubt we are being visited," he said. Edgar Mitchell states, 'All truth passes through three stages - First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.' "The universe that we live in is much more wondrous, exciting, complex and far-reaching than we were ever able to know up to this point in time." Snip Thanks to CNN http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/04/20/ufo.conference/index.html
TETON -- Stace Tussel writes, “In August of 2002, I heard about a new crop circle - in Idaho and couldn’t resist the opportunity to drive from Denver to tiny Teton that greeted me with a hot, dry, windy, exhilarating mess of dust and wheat chaff. The first day, I was able to get a general feel for the formation, but I was tired, hungry, sticky, and unable to do my work with several visitors milling about. It was quite an impressive crop circle, with twelve circles and rings in all. Camcorder in hand, I documented each step. and noted the distinct starting swirl at the edge of a circle. A farm family offered me dinner and a place to clean up and rest overnight. I was up and out the door before 8 AM, knowing I had hours of work ahead of me, measuring and diagramming the intricate formation.
Walking through the wheat I was alone in the daunting formation, so I took a few minutes to revel in the energy before getting started. My rucksack held a pencil, notebook, tape measure, compass, dowsing rods, zip-lock bags, scissors, and permanent marker. I needed to examine each component, noting its lay pattern and swirl direction, taking measurements and compass bearings. Then, I’d have to painstakingly collect numerous samples. I left my camcorder, 35mm camera, and binoculars in the middle of the large central circle and was working in the southernmost circle. I looked up to see a small UFO observing me! The disk was the diameter of a basketball and about fifty yards above me. I was frozen, jaw dropped, gazing in wonder at what was apparently a “probe” type of saucer. The small craft hovered and moved gently in the air directly overhead, completely silent. Against the deep, early morning blue of the sky, the dull grey of the disk didn’t stand out; instead, the intensity of the two colors was virtually identical. I was looking in the right place at the right time, so it was very clear to me.
I got the distinct feeling it was observing me working so I sprinted like I haven’t since high school into the central circle to grab my camera. It probably took ten seconds to get to the middle, and when I looked up, the UFO was gone. Of course, my first thought was that I scared it away. Perhaps my jackrabbit sprint made it think that it scared me instead - I don’t know. But it was gone, even though I scanned the vast blue sky for several minutes afterward. Remarkable synchronicities were reported by others who were involved in the observation and study of the Teton formation, and anomalous lights were seen over the area. I feel this formation was probably non-human made.
What about the flying saucer? I assume it something to do with the formation’s creation, or was it simply observing me. Time may provide us some clues....but just perhaps, the connection between people, UFOs, and crop circles will remain a delightful enigma to entertain our developing, inquisitive minds. And perhaps an inter-intelligence dialogue, with a language all its own, is meant to be at the heart of the mystery. Thanks to Stace Tussel
SOUTHAVEN PARK -- In 1992, a ufo crashed in Shirley Long Island. Many witnessed the event near Sunrise Highway and Southaven Park was closed for three days. Brookhaven National Labs investigated and a flatbed truck brought a large object to the lab. My brother, who worked in the lab at the time, told me and my mother that they had an alive alien at the lab. He told me this shortly before he died in 2006. I offer you this report from the paranormal investigative group.
The LIUFON Press reports, “The actual crash occurred at 7 pm, on November 24th, 1992. A man was driving east on Sunrise Highway and saw a large craft, tubular in shape with two large bright blue lights on each end with a bright white light in its center whose structure was composed of a dull metallic gray texture." He saw the object make a very tight right angle, cross the highway, and crash into the woods of Southaven Park. When it hit, the object emitted a dazzlingly white beam that turned night to day for a moment. He turned around and came back on the other side of Sunrise Highway to backtrack and find the source of the crash. He saw helicopters near the exit to William Floyd Parkway. Neither the helicopters nor the personnel that came to block off the westbound exit to William Floyd bore any markings or insignia and the men were dressed in plain black. Finally he drove west on Victory which was closed off later, and reached the second turn on Gerard Ave. This street and its neighbors would soon report all manner of electrical glitches, phones ringing, and TV static. The witness saw a huge fire back in the woods.
At the same time someone also driving east on Sunrise saw an oval shaped object fly over the town dump hill, “on a descending course 30 degrees to the horizon which was leaving a green ionization trail as it passed". The oval craft may have been scouting out the local area because there was an incident "reported over Islip Town which was seen on the Channel 12 News in March 1992. Some researchers say even now that there are areas of Southaven that have the trees bent as if almost torn out of the ground at some point in their growth. On a scouting mission we think we found such a site. We also found a good aerial shot of the area that shows a large roundish area that has no trees at all. Thanks to the LIUFON Press Release on August 3, 1998 and MUFON CMS.
PLAYA DEL REY -- On April 19, 2009, I woke up at 4 AM, and noticed a light moving across the sky and then disappearing. When I woke up this morning I walked out on my patio I noticed the moon had a bright object next to it that was very large and was not moving. I ran and got my camera and zoomed in to find what looks like a space ship of some kind!
When I zoomed in it shape shifted and started moving off towards the west of Los Angles LAX Airport and disappears in a poof. But I did see it flying off into the distance at the end of the clip I recorded. Then it came back into site again and I recorded it for about ten minutes changing its shape very slowly. Thanks to MUFON CMS
SAN FRANCISCO – I happened to be outside in my backyard at 9 pm, on April 16, 2009, and spotted three orbs that flew from south to north. They were about the height of a helicopter flying in a slight triangular formation, but not fully in sync as one or two would wobble out of formation briefly. I see planes fly above from SFO everyday and the orbs were white, but not twinkling or flashing. I knew immediately these were not aircraft or birds and they produced no noise. Thanks to MUFON CMS
MISSION VIEJO -- Upon returning home from a walk with my son on April 16, 2009, at 8:23 PM, we looked up at Saddleback Mountain and saw a bright glowing blue light on one of the canyon rims. Then another on a canyon rim to the west. We watched these lights for forty minutes and one would fade out, then the other would get brighter, then both would go out, then both start glowing again. Finally they each split into four separate lights and swirled around the hillside to rejoin the glowing blue light. Thanks to Brian Vike - HBCC UFO Research: http://www.brianvike.com
BOULDER -- I was relaxing having a cigarette on April 1, 2009, at 1:15 AM, and looked up to see two orbiting red spherical objects slightly west of the Boulder Municipal Airport. They were orbiting each other so I called the police. As the phone was ringing I saw a solitary green sphere floating right over the airport emitting occasional green bursts of light. As I watched, I told the police what was going on. Then the large orb detached two smaller green orbs that chased the two red orbs off to the north. All the time there were aircraft passing by at normal altitude. Strangely I could not hear the trains I normally hear this time of night going by on the tracks just under half a mile away. I am a firm believer in UFOs and have twice before seen silver doughnut shaped UFOs. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
BRISTOL -- The object hovered for about three minutes on April 4, 2009, at 3:20 PM, and then shot off to the west at great speed. The object was a bluish color with what looked like a row of windows on the side and a single strobe on the front that pulsated. It made no sound. I am an electrical engineer and I was with my two children 11 and 9. I do not believe it was something from this planet. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
ROYAL PALM BEACH -- My husband and I were in our hot tub and looked south to see a triangle shaped craft with three long rectangles on it. We couldn't tell exactly how high it was because the object appeared very large. It was going in and out of the clouds traveling quietly due north. It was a gray metallic color with rectangles in the darkest parts and seemed transparent. This object had no lights on it and crossed the entire sky in twelve seconds. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
CLERMONT -- I was looking out my window when I saw four balls glowing in the sky at 6:19 AM, on April 8, and again at 5:29 AM, and on April 9th, 2009. They seemed to be moving back and forth so I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures. The sighting lasted for about almost four minutes.
Note: The photos suggest that the lights probably were not moving very fast. However, two photos are quite streaked and show "motion blur." The photos were taken with a high quality Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT. The maximum resolution of this camera is 10.1 mega-pixels. The different colors of the balls of light on both nights make it more difficult to explain these photos. Thanks to http://www.ufoinfo.com/
CUMMING -- I was walking my dog and I looked up at a flying Ferris Wheel with red and white blinking lights around the edges. It was spinning and moving very fast on April 1, 1009 at 8:24 PM. The sky was dark so the lights stood out well and the disc shaped object flew much faster than jet aircraft. It had red and white blinking lights around the edges and a smaller light in the center. The spectacular flying Ferris wheel was spinning as it flew and shot quickly through the sky and was gone. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
FRANKFORT -- My fiancé and my friend Ashley were driving down us 30, when we saw strange lights in the sky at 6:50 PM, on April 1, 2009. We stopped and watched the lights turn into a bright red triangle with a red light off the side. It turned in different directions while the triangle maintained its shape. At 6:55 pm, I called Frankfort 911, and they said that there were multiple calls regarding the sightings. I drove towards the UFO and after 30 miles we were into Indiana and the UFO was still just a little too far out of camera range. There were a lot of people sitting on the side of the road taking pictures and watching the lights switch from red to a bright orange about a half inch wide..
We saw six lights coming out of the south with red, white, and blue strobe colors. These were fast movers and may have been Air Force aircraft because they circled the area for over an hour. I called all of my friends and several TV News and they said that they would look at police blotters. We saw the objects for over 2.5 hours. I have never seen anything like it. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
LIVINGSTON – I took these photos out my driver’s side window at 4:40 pm, on April 6, 2009, while watching the road. I was taking random shots for photo reference for my paintings. I discovered these images after downloading them on to my computer. A small UFO was in the first photo and the larger one is in this second photo. They appear to be the same object, moving from southeast to northwest. The mountains run north to south. I was facing south on Highway 89 about five miles south of Livingston.
The trees on the mountain are about 80 feet tall so this UFO must have been pretty big and moving fast. Thanks to MUFON CMS
WOODSTOWN -- Bill Devine called Friday, April 17, 2009, and reported seeing a UFO at 5:25 AM. He was going turkey hunting and driving along Route 40 and near the Yorktown sign and the Davy Crockett Boy Scout Camp Lake he saw a large flashing object about 300 to 500 feet in altitude. It appeared to be a triangle shaped object with several strobing lights. It was closer to a narrow arrowhead design with large hanging objects below it. He estimates it was twenty by thirty feet in size and seemed to be hovering above the large power lines.. Large double power lines travel inland from Salem Nuclear Plant in this location near Yorktown. The image is similar to one seen by Charles Stone who is investigating the case.
PITTSGROVE -- I see orange balls or triangles or disc shape ufos just sitting there at 11 PM, almost every other night, the most recent on April 13, 2009. Sometimes they take out the town’s electric power. I see these things right in front of Green Branch Park. He stated that to the south of his home he would see large orange lights. The lights were generally stationary, but would sometimes slowly move. They would "blink out" when cars approached and then reappear. Eventually they just disappear. The lights emitted no sound and showed no propulsion. The witness has taken several photos which he described showed a "wormlike" light pattern. One photo showed an entity (described as like a fairy).
Note: I don't know for sure what the witness is seeing. The fact that the lights have reappeared on several occasions suggests a more likely conventional explanation. New Jersey has been the home of several hoaxes this past year. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest http://ufosnw.com
ASHVILLE -- I was sitting on a bench on the grounds on the Biltmore Estate on April 16, 2009, and noticed a high-altitude jet flying west leaving a contrail with an object slightly above that was blinking and flashing. I noticed that the object was stationary and snapped an image with 70-300mm lens on my digital camera. The pictures aren't terribly crisp, but I have several showing the object at varying levels of brightness.
Two others witnessed the object not moving. I aligned the object with a pergola in order to be certain that the object was not moving for at least ten minutes. During this entire event, the object continued to flash/blink in an irregular pattern. At the end of our tour I was unable to locate the object and sky had clouded up. I feel the blinking/flashing was due to rotation of the shiny object or perhaps thermals in the atmosphere. Thanks to MUFON CMS
FOSTORIA - George Ritter videotaped this large disc shaped object just above the ground recently and sent this email. Note many of the objects filmed appear to be headed into the ground of the field behind this farm. The objects are captured on a non digital RCA VHS video camera shooting towards the southeast in the afternoon sky. The UFOs are flying at speeds near a 1000 mph and appear to enter and leave the ground. They quickly climb to higher altitudes apparently in an attempt to avoid accidents with aircraft.
If the video is correct this area may contain an alien base. Seneca County, Ohio is noted for its underground caverns. Thanks to George Ritter.
A dowsing expert from England believes that a large cavern exists below the field that is located about thirty miles from Lake Erie. One of the largest caverns in Ohio also exists on the Southwest corner of the lake at a distance of thirty miles, but further east. Thanks to George Ritter
JACKSON -- Cycling along McCarty Lane about 9 AM, I became aware of an unusually bright light moving at a moderate speed at low altitude on April 2, 2009. At first I thought it could have been a small military training jet, but there was no sound. I observed an illuminated horse-shoe shaped object travel over the wooded land near the highway. It was around 70 feet in length, 50 feet wide with a height of 15 feet moving at 300 to 400 mph. It was flying quite low, no more than 400 feet. The horseshoe looked as though there was a ring of light surrounding it, like a halo. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
HORSHAM -- I was with my partner returning home from a party in New Britain, driving past the air force base on the County Line road when the field at the end of the runway lit up for a second or more. We were both shocked by the intensity of the light, but assumed it must have been some landing lights on the runway. We were both looking at the base as we drove past. My partner then pointed out that there was a 'thing' at the end of the runway. I looked and there was what looked like a helicopter sized triangle. It was hard to see because it was black/dark, but had a strip of blue light running around the rim of it. It was a couple of hundred feet off the ground at first, but then rocketed into the sky really quickly. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
SOUTH HOLSTON -- My brother called and invited my son and I to go to the lake a gorgeous day on April 17, 2009. I took my Kodak Easy Share 5 megapixel camera as usual and took numerous images.
I didn't even realize that this might be a ufo until I got home and downloaded the photos to the computer. My wife said it is a cloud, but the sky was a beautiful blue with no clouds. And it is probably some sort of light reflection or something. But I have taken about a 1000 pictures up on the lake over the last several years and have never had anything ever show up on it. Thanks to MUFON CMS
KNOXVILLE -- On April 16, 2009, around 9:15 PM, I spotted strobing lights coming up the Holston River from my 6th floor window overlooking Knoxville. The river runs east to west and I first thought it was a plane, but it had strobing lights on both ends and a bright light in the center. Its length was between 50 and 75 feet across between the strobing lights. As it passed over our building there was no tail section and it was completely silent. Its altitude was 200 feet or less. The total time of viewing was six seconds. Later at 10 PM, I saw a white ball of light about 30 degrees above the horizon traveling south. It was about 1/8 of an inch in diameter and really moving fast. Thanks to MUFON CMS
DALLAS – On March 1, 2008, we looked in the sky and there was this light that looked like a comet, but it was not moving. It was around 3 PM and the sun was out so we thought it might be a reflection on the lens, but there couldn't be anything that could stand still that high in the sky and make this light.
It stayed still no matter what angle we shot it at. I know I wasn't the only one watching. Lots of people started taking their cameras out and also started taking pictures. I don't know what this was and would like to know if you something about it.
Thanks to MUFON CMS
BOONES MILL -- Driving home from work around 9:15 PM, on March 20, 2009, I noticed a series of three or four lights above the mountain range a few miles away. I got home about five minutes later and they never moved as rushed to get the best view. On first glance, it seemed the lights were gone, but after a few minutes, a series of bright red lights popped back into view. An airplane flying at such a low altitude, at this distance would be heard. The lights would blink on, and then stay off for roughly ten seconds, then appear again at a higher or lower location. Three minutes later, the object drifted behind the tree-line and disappeared. Thanks to Brian Vike - HBCC UFO Research: http://www.brianvike.com
SUBURBAN -- I decided to take some pictures of the heavy clouds on April 20, 2009, because of the tornado watches at 7:48 pm. I took several pictures of the fast moving clouds with my Cannon PowerShot A410 and noticed a bright white light showed up on the screen of my digital camera. I took the picture and moved the camera to see what made the light, but nothing was there. I looked at the screen and it was gone. The picture has a bright white light and you can definitely see a bright white center with a black ring around it, with a square outer layer. This is the second UFO sighting I have had in the last week Thanks to MUFON CMS
PAW PAW -- My friend and I were star gazing at around 4:30 am, about nine miles outside town when we noticed a point of light moving across the sky. The object wasn’t exactly round like a star, but a rather elongated very short cylinder similar to a grain of rice. The overall size difference wasn’t great but I could definitely tell that this thing had a long side and a short side. I got my friend to look and he remarked, “How unusual it looked!”. After about 10 or 15 seconds the object got much brighter and within a few seconds disappeared completely. It flew much slower than a shooting star and could have been a satellite, because they can brighten when the sun reflects at a certain sun angle. We were discussing about how odd this thing when it got very bright and then disappeared. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
CHEVRON ISLAND -- We were walking on Chevron Island on March 22, 2009, which is located in Gold coast Q.L.D, Australia at 1:12 AM, when we saw an oval shaped fireball. It was moving smoothly and rapidly, but slow enough so we got a very good look at. The first one travelled north until out of sight. Another followed and disappeared above us. It was the most amazing thing we have ever seen, and it has changed our lives forever. UFOINFO - http://www.ufoinfo.com/
RIO DE JANEIRO – I was on holiday, in Cabo Frio, (Cape Cold)" and took some landscape pictures on March 8, 2007, and in one of them the object appears in a perfectly clear blue sky. Two people have looked at the photo. 1) A PhD professor from the University of. São Paulo - Photo Master, Professional Photographer, Director from Fullframe School Photograf, Master in Astronomy, Ph.D. He made a cynical analysis, and supposes a very fast object flew by based on the camera description and experience.
2) An Ufologist from CUB Civil Engineering assumed that this was only a bug near the lens. I have doubts about these conclusions. In photo 4062 - In the sky, above the beach, we see something very small approaching – In Photo 4063 shown here 38 seconds later the object appears. Thanks to MUFON CMS
ITATA -- Unidentified flying objects (Ovnis) are back over Sertões Canindé, Brazil and terrifying the 17,689 residents who are avoiding walking on the roads at night. Home owners, farmers, students, cowboys and drivers say they view blue, red and yellow objects at night. The objects move fast, radiate a strong light that causes enormous heat and emits no noise. Luciana Cristina a student 17, says, a bright object appears from nowhere and radiates a light orange color that can raise the temperature of the body in seconds. We managed to shoot this one on March 28, 2009, at 8:30 PM, that was a light red color, and delivered an intense heat. "It started small, the size of a star with a reddish color. The air was blue and gray after the UFO was gone. "My grandson screamed, “Grandpa, look at the light and when I looked up I fainted due to the heat on my body that was way above normal." It leaves people very afraid." Antonio Cavalcante, 39, stated, “Its silver fuselage is round and long and has blue glass in front and a black chassis and its diameter is about eight meters that took up the whole road and discharged my battery.“" Over 273 appearances have been recorded in Itata since November 21, 2008, until April 8, 2009. Thanks to Scott Corrales
AJAX, NEAR LAKE ONTARIO -- I have a picture to share taken on June 6, 2006,  I remember on that day well because we had a power outage in Scarborough - near 12 pm. I would like to thank Jack from Ajax in sharing his photo of this chevron shaped black object. Jack has observed aerial objects above in Ajax, since 2006. Ajax is about seven kilometers east of Pickering Nuclear Power Plant on Lake Ontario. Thanks to Paul Michael Shishis
LONDON, ONTARIO – I looked over our house and noticed three diffuse red lights in the form of a triangle on April 16, 2009, at 11:12 PM. I followed its movement from about 30 degrees in the south to 45 degrees in the north that took 12 to 15 seconds to travel that distance. The triangle had no visible structure to it and had diffuse red patches about the size of your pinky finger pad held at arm’s length. The sides of the triangle were from the tip of first finger to the second knuckle.. It was flying at about six thousand feet. I’m an amateur astronomer and had my 5 inch make/cass out at the time viewing Saturn. The object made no sound. Brian Vike - HBCC UFO Research: http://www.brianvike.com
BEIJING -- I was just chilling outside of my school and saw three tear drop shaped craft at 7 PM, on April 12, 2009. I like to stay there in the evenings to study when one appeared to crash to Earth. A cool breeze was caressing my face when I looked up and my world fell down around me. I have always been an avid believer in UFO's, and last night I saw three tear drop shaped crafts that seemed opalescent in the bright night sky.. After hovering for about fifteen minutes, they began to move, slowly at first, and after twenty seconds, they shot away as one of them appeared to plummet to the earth. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
MALAHIDE, COUNTY DUBLIN -- Along the coast road looking towards Donnabate there were seven orange lights on March 16, 2009, at 9:50 PM. I could see another orange light rising up slowing from the ground as if it had landed. This light came to a stop near the other lights after it got to a certain height as if it was fixing into a position. They held position for around 15 minutes. When I got home I looked thru my binoculars for a closer view. I have never seen anything like it before. After this all of the lights faded and disappeared.
UFOINFO Note: I asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloons website to see if this is what might have been seen and received the following reply: “I am sure that what I saw was not balloons. These objects were a lot brighter then the flame used in balloons. They did not move or change shape or dim in brightness and they held a fixed position. This is what I saw in Dublin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ5zEa8V9qs&feature=related UFOINFO - http://www.ufoinfo.com/
OSLO -- We were sitting at my friend’s balcony looking out over Oslo Harbor on April 11, 2009, when she thought she saw a satellite at 10:50 PM. She saw it four seconds before me, and I saw it for about ten seconds. It was a ‘V’-formation of about seven dim lights. The seventh light was completely still, but the six others were moving following the "main" lights. The other six lights, three under each wing were spinning around, and then shrinking to one light and then expanding again. The object was the size of a 747 aircraft, or maybe bigger, and the lights were not blinking and constant. The object moved southeast in a half circle and disappeared behind a hill. It was at the same height as an airliner about to land, and was flying approximately 2-3 kilometers from us. This was NOT an airliner and was completely silent, and flying way too slow. Passenger planes fly over Oslo regularly, and they make a lot of sound!. This was something out of the ordinary. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director http://www.ufocenter.com/
Jaime Maussan wrote: Be careful the photographs from Philippines are fakes. We have concluded our analysis, and clearly found that the object is hanging from a rope. I will show this in my TV show very soon. Jaime Maussan
Editor’s Note: Dear Jaime, “Each file carries this: CAUTION MOST OF THESE ARE INITIAL REPORTS AND REQUIRE FURTHER INVESTIGATION. Whenever possible detailed analyses will be carried out. Many photos are birds and unknown flying objects.
PORT OF SPAIN -- Around 1 pm on April 17, 2009, I was a Police Officer attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. I was having lunch when my wife looking east a mile away towards the mountains called out to me, "Mitch, come and look, what the hell is this?" She pointed at a cigar shaped dull metallic object in the clear tropical air, about 150 feet in length, with a height of 40 feet. There were no wings or any other projections attached to this object, which was slowly heading towards the mountains. I continued viewing for about seven seconds whilst it disappeared behind the mountain. This could not be any aircraft known to me. I still have that belief. Except for my wife I have not discussed the incident with anyone. Thanks to MUFON CMS
BLAIR ATHOLL PERTHSHIRE -- A very bright fiery red light was seen travelling slowly in a westerly direction on April 18, 2009 at 10:10 PM, The light was flickering and the object was silent, there was no wind and the sky clear. It's progress was steady, quickly getting fainter and smaller suggesting that it was moving at speed and climbing steeply. If it had not been climbing it would soon have been hidden by the hills. It was soon just a faint dot and gone. Total observation by two witnesses was 2-3 minutes
Later at 10:55 PM, another light was seen, followed 30 seconds by another. They also travelled westerly. Their description is exactly as the first, flickering very bright fiery red and silent. Their progress was also no different, fading to nothing in a few minutes. Total observation 3-5 minutes. The direction of travel was to Kinloch Rannoch some 15 miles away where an earlier observation was reported on January 1. The RAF uses all of the Scottish Highlands for low level flying that is always noisy. Thanks to MUFON CMS
UK/England -- NEWARK, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – I saw an object in the sky coming towards Muskham Round-about and thought that's strange as object was on fire on March 20, 2009, at 9:30 PM. I got out of my car and watched it travel towards the factory. It rose up and went into the steam of the chimney on factory. No noise from object. UFOINFO - http://www.ufoinfo.com/
Newly released Ministry of Defence files revealed how a passenger plane inbound for London’s Heathrow Airport experienced a mysterious close encounter with an unidentified flying object in April of 1991. The incident, which took place over Lydd in Kent as the Alitalia jet was making its descent, resulted in the plane being suddenly buzzed by what the pilots later described as beige, missile-shaped object that shot across their flight path. The story released today via the National Archive states, the Alitalia captain shouted “Look out, look out!” to his co-pilot as the UFO sped past.
With the object clearly seen by both captain and co-pilot, the Alitalia crew immediately relayed the event to Air Traffic Control, which confirmed the sighting by saying: “Yes, we can see an object behind the aircraft quite clearly, primary return.” Dr. David Cooke, UFO expert and journalism lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, explains that the Alitalia incident was investigated by the Ministry of Defence and also by the Civil Aviation Authority. “They checked to see if any real missile had been fired, perhaps by one of the army ranges or by a ship at sea, but ruled out all the usual explanations,” he comments via the National Archive. “The end result was this was a genuine UFO and the file was simply closed: there was nothing more they could do.” The Alitalia encounter is just one of some 19 files involving unidentified flying objects in UK airspace between 1986 and 1992. All of the files, released in the official “Flying Saucer Report,” can be freely viewed online through the National Archive.
While this latest batch of MoD files is likely to stoke the fires of conspiracy and intrigue for UFO-chasers everywhere, any such reaction will probably intensify between now and 2012 as the Ministry is expected to release around 200 more unexplained case files in the next four years. Another file report offered up by the National Archive outlines how a U.S. fighter pilot was ordered to shoot down an unidentified flying object that was monitored on radar over East Anglia. http://ufopressrelease.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ image Salvatore88/Flickr.
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