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« Reply #30 on: Aug 4th, 2011, 1:06pm »

Mayhaps I should do further research myself before posting... making myself guilty of the very thing I point out in others!

OK.

Point 1... Times Wire Service is an Indian outfit (clicked "Local" and got a bunch of India national stories). I wonder if they are similar to Times of India?

Point 2... Peter Lindberg's team is Ocean Explorer, and you can read about them straight from the horse's mouth! http://www.oceanexplorer.se/index.html

Point 3... I'd like to thank Leslie Horn from PC Mag for actually providing further details to the story (research!), and she in turn cites CNET for story details. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390428,00.asp
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« Reply #31 on: Aug 25th, 2011, 12:58pm »

History Channel Airing a Show Based On Leslie Kean's Book

Not sure this is news to any of us, but it is interesting and a good direction for a broader audience to get acquainted with. It also sounds like additional investigation and details might be given, so more of a follow-up to her book.

History Channel Puts The Strongest UFO Evidence Under The Microscope

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/ufo-evidence-revealed-his_n_934229.html#s129374&title=The_Remaining_Incidents

First Posted: 8/24/11 01:30 PM ET Updated: 8/25/11 11:35 AM ET

• In 1986, a Japan Airlines pilot saw what he described as an unidentified flying object over Alaska closely tailing his 747. He made an evasive move. His career was thrown into turmoil, but he never recanted what he claimed he saw.

• In 1987, a Federal Aviation Administration executive says the CIA warned him not to talk about UFOs because the public would panic.

• In 1997, former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington mocked thousands of people who said they saw mysterious lights over Phoenix, calling out a staffer dressed in a cheesy ET costume at a press conference. Ten years later, he apologized for lying to the media and the public.

What these events have in common is that they are unveiled on a new two-hour History Channel special, "Secret Access: UFOs On The Record," that features in-depth accounts from people who have been willing to risk their jobs and reputations to speak out about their remarkable experiences with UFOs.

"The theme of the program is that UFOs exist, but there's a small percentage of sightings that are significant and haven't been explained," said Leslie Kean, author of The New York Times bestseller UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On The Record, which forms the basis of the History Channel special.

"There is a phenomenon here and there are many high level officials, including pilots and government people, who have been involved with it and who stand behind the existence of UFOs.

"We make the point that we don't know what they are and that there are a significant number of cases that need to be studied further," Kean told The Huffington Post.

One compelling case presented in "Secret Access," which has become known as the Rendlesham Forest incident, involved more than 50 military eyewitnesses stationed at the joint U.S. Air Force/NATO bases, Bentwaters and Woodbridge, in Suffolk in 1980.

As the incident unfolded, numerous UFOs of various shapes and sizes appeared near the bases, according to a voice recording of deputy base commander, Lt. Col. Charles Halt during the event.

"This was something of intelligent control beyond any technology we know," Halt told this reporter several months ago. "It's my firm belief that it was extraterrestrial or from a different dimension."

Then there's the remarkable case involving former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington, which began on the night of March 13, 1997, when crowds of citizens reported gigantic, silent craft moving around in the skies around Phoenix and which took off silently at blazing speeds. Witnesses included police officers, pilots, military personnel and -- as was finally revealed 10 years later -- Symington himself.

The two-term governor was at home, watching television when news came on announcing UFO reports in the nearby area. Symington's security detail had gone for the day, and he decided to get into his car alone and check it out.

"I was expecting to see something in the distance, but was awestruck when this thing went overhead. It was moving steadily and quietly," he told The Huffington Post.

Symington's description of the huge boomerang-shaped craft matched many others who also reported it that night.

After three months of local media coverage, the Arizona sightings finally hit the national airwaves and were dubbed the "Phoenix Lights." With growing public demand for an explanation, Symington -- still tight-lipped about his own sighting -- held a national press conference that would haunt him for years.

Claiming to have the culprit responsible for the Phoenix Lights, the governor introduced his chief of staff dressed as an alien and wearing handcuffs. As his staffer was unmasked, Symington told the press,"This just goes to show that you guys are entirely too serious."

Ten years after his phony alien stunt, Symington finally fessed up about his own dramatic 1997 Phoenix sighting.

"Well, I was confronted by good citizens who were really upset with me, and I didn't realize the depth of their anger. It just really bothered my conscience, so I felt I really needed to square with the truth and that's what I did."

Symington admits there's a taboo about elected officials talking about UFOs.

"I think if you hold a high public office, that the minute you start talking about UFOs or extraterrestrials or anything of that nature, the media immediately tees off and ridicules it. I often refer to the media culture in our country as the culture of ridicule.

"So, everybody reaches for their ridicule gun first before they seriously address the issue when it comes to the matter of UFOs. If you're an elected official, you really need to be careful about what you say, because the media can just totally destroy your credibility."

"Secret Access" isn't the first UFO program presented by the History Channel, according to Julian Hobbs, vice president of development and production.

"History doesn't necessarily believe or disbelieve in UFOs. In this case, what really caught our eye about Leslie's book was this idea that 95 percent of all UFO sightings can be pretty easily dismissed -- it's the 5 percent in which you have literally governors, military officials, pilots -- people normally considered to be level-headed, sane and credible," Hobbs told The Huffington Post.

"There wouldn't be the film without the book. When I read Leslie's book, on which the film is based, it changed my opinion about the fact that I think it's worth further investigation into these phenomena," Hobbs added.

Kean, herself, is optimistic about potential contact with extraterrestrials.

"I would hope that they are benign visitors from other planets -- that they would be something that could in some way benefit our own struggle on this planet," Kean said. "Even if we knew that we were not alone in the universe, somehow that knowledge alone could affect how we perceive ourselves and maybe affect the future of our civilization."

And Symington is much more outspoken on the subject now than he was while governor of Arizona.

"I know what I saw. To me, there's no question that we've experienced extraterrestrial visits and civilizations that are far more advanced than we are," he suggested.

"I don't approach it from a fearful standpoint. I actually like to think that we're not alone in the universe, and I'm not bashful on the subject. I think we're dealing with some fascinating unknowns and someday, the truth will out."

The History Channel presentation of "Secret Access: UFOs On The Record", premieres Thursday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. EDT.

- Lee Spiegel (lee.speigel@huffingtonpost.com)


As bonus material in the article, you can see a slideshow and a video interview along with the press conference given by Symington. Overall, a nice meaty article.
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« Reply #32 on: Sep 15th, 2011, 2:01pm »

CBS News Report of Sighting over Los Angeles

I need to revisit this with audio. I always see this stuff at work and can't hear what's going on, but the quick view looked interesting. Also, news is on CBS site, but uses ABC video footage. Probably a meteor, but the shaky images almost make it seem as if there were directional changes.

Southland Residents Report Seeing Strange Lights In The Night Sky

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/09/14/riverside-orange-county-residents-reporting-strange-lights-in-the-night-sky/?utm_source=home&utm_medium=dl&utm_campaign=men-from-mars

September 14, 2011 11:59 PM

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Residents in and around the Southland reported seeing a series of strange lights up in the sky Wednesday night.

Viewers described shooting lights with many colors and even a tail.

The first reports came from Riverside County around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Within a half hour, several Orange County residents also reported seeing the lights. After about an hour, reports were coming from all over the West.

(from an inset) Jill Padilla's son Juan drew this pic right after seeing the strange lights. (credit: Juan Padilla)
Most said the lights were “blue and green.” A few described the lights as yellow or orange.

CBS2 and KCAL9 first received emails and phone calls from Murrieta, Perris, Irvine, Ontario, Riverside, Lake Forest, Corona and San Clemente.

Additionally, police report they received many calls about the lights.

UPDATE: (8:30 p.m., Sept. 14): Some residents of Arizona have reported seeing the lights as well.

UPDATE: (8:52 p.m., Sept. 14): Residents of Nevada, many in Las Vegas, are also reporting the green-blue lights in the sky.

UFOs? Several days ago, NASA announced a dead satellite would fall to Earth by “September’s end” but so far, no official confirmation if the lights and satellite are linked.

Curt Kaplan of the National Weather Service says the object “was probably a meteor.” The director of the Griffith Observatory concurred. Ed Krupp told us that what was seen tonight was likely “a piece of interplanetary debris that passed through the Earth’s atmosphere and burned up.”

He added, “This kind of thing happens about once a year, or once every few years.”

Some viewer and eyewitness accounts follow:

Anonymous: “I was on my cell outside, in City of industry when I looked up and saw the green, orange falling object about 7:40 p.m. As I saw it my buddy was on his way home on the 91 and he saw it at the same time. “

Bernadette: “I live in Quartz Hill. It was green in color and very large.”

Francesa D: “I live in Chino it looked like a falling star at first and continued on forever with a reddish green tail behind it before it was too low to see anymore. “

Chasen H: “I was on the 405 South and saw a bright light in the east. I thought it was a helicopter with its searchlight on but saw it aim downward, turn green and streak towards the ground. I was at the Carson/Harbor Gateway border at the time.”

Terr: “I am in south Ontario. My daughter and I were in the driveway as we saw the fiery yellow and orange falling. We thought maybe it was a firework of some sort. But wasn’t. It was very bright and pretty big in size. We lost sight of it behind trees.”

Gerardo H.: “My friend in Vegas said a green thing landed on the next block over and the military has it blocked off.

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« Reply #33 on: Nov 3rd, 2011, 1:43pm »

Here's an article on what to look for when looking for interplanetary intelligent life.

CITY LIGHTS COULD REVEAL ET

http://news.discovery.com/space/if-you-look-at-the-earth-from-space-its-pretty-clear-that-theres-intelligent-life-here-because-you-can-pick-out-cities.html

Analysis by Jesse Emspak
Wed Nov 2, 2011 11:42 AM ET


If you look at the Earth from space, it's pretty clear that there's intelligent life here because you can pick out cities on the night side. Abraham Loeb, of Harvard University and Edwin Turner, from Princeton University, are saying that we might find other civilizations the same way.

The reason is that the way we usually listen for aliens -- via radio signals -- may not work that well. One issue is that contrary to popular belief, TV transmissions don't travel all that far. (It would actually be near-impossible to pick up old shows from more than a few light years away).

Our own civilization is actually generating less residual energy as time goes on as communications move to optical fiber. Other civilizations may have done the same, so picking them up actually gets harder as their technology gets better.

The trick is to look for a certain kind of light that would be different from natural starlight. The two note the spectrum of LEDs and streetlights is different from that of the sun. An alien looking at Earth with a sufficiently sensitive telescope would notice that.

The same applies in reverse. Artificial lights will also vary in a different way from reflected light on a planetary surface.

But can we see this on the surface of any known exoplanets from Earth? Current telescopes aren’t sensitive enough. To see a city on another planet the city lights would have to be nearly as bright as the day side, and even here that isn’t the case (yet). But the next generation of telescopes -- such as the James Webb Space Telescope, or the ground-based European Extremely Large Telescope -- may be able to do it.

Loeb and Turner also calculate that existing telescopes can see a city the size of Tokyo, if it were located on an asteroid or dead comet at about 50 Astronomical units from here, in the Kuiper Belt. So another place to look might be on those objects, to see if anyone has been building in our neighborhood.


These links were inset in the article:

http://news.discovery.com/space/the-search-for-extraterrestrial-polluters.html
http://news.discovery.com/tech/top-ten-disruptive-tech-last-century-110929.html
http://news.discovery.com/space/do-aliens-exist-will-they-kill-us.html


Some interesting thoughts on why we might be having trouble detecting other life out there, and what new ways may prove to be more helpful.

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« Reply #34 on: Dec 13th, 2011, 09:50am »

Hi folks. Long time, no say.

Here's an interesting tidbit carried in the UK news.

Russian protesters film UFO over Moscow

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/ufo/8951086/Russian-protesters-film-UFO-over-Moscow.html

3:01PM GMT 12 Dec 2011

Video footage shows an unidentified flying object hovering above protesters in Bolotnaya Square in Moscow. (video in link)

Witnessed by hundreds of pro-democracy protestors in the Russian capital's Bolotnaya Square on Saturday, the unidentified craft drew confused stares.
Clearly not a helicopter, the silent UFO pulsated coloured lights and had five extended tendrils or pylons emanating from the body of the vehicle.
Onlookers, protesting against election results, climbed trees to grab a closer look at the mysterious craft which seemed to be observing the 25,000 people who had made their way down to Bolotnaya Square to protest.

Russia has been rocked by mass protests against elections in early December which pro-democracy organisers say were rigged in favour of Vladimir Putin and his party.


The video was pretty clear, and the hovering object was interesting. It could be a Russian aircraft, but one I've never seen before... It definitely looks weird, and the video looks genuine. Maybe someone could use some of that newfangled software to see if it's bonafide?

Waiting to see how this one gets picked up.
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« Reply #35 on: Dec 13th, 2011, 09:58am »

And here's the follow-up to my above post. Check out the pictures on this. If THAT'S legitimate, then welcome to our scary surveillance society, eh? I know, I know, Russia, right? (pictures and vid in link)

Overblown drone: UK media mystified by Moscow protest UFO

http://rt.com/news/moscow-ufo-protests-drone-685/

Published: 13 December, 2011, 16:12
Edited: 13 December, 2011, 19:31


A UFO spying on Muscovites protesting against parliamentary election fraud? Apparently so – at least that was the best explanation some British news outlets could give to the latest technical solutions in use among Russian bloggers.

“An 'unidentified flying object'…spotted above Moscow during an anti-government protest.”
“Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters…witnessed the 'UFO' hover above them on Saturday.”
“Confused onlookers among the 25,000-strong crowd filmed the strange object on their phones.”
“Onlookers…climbed trees to grab a closer look at the mysterious craft.”


And so on, and so forth.

Well, being among those tens of thousands of “confused onlookers”, the only kind of debate I can recall in regards to the “object” was whether it was the police monitoring the security situation on the scene of mass protests through a drone camera or journalists taking aerial photos for their reports (or broadcasts).

Despite standing quite far from the place above which the drone was hovering, I could still clearly see what it was, and so could the others. Needless to say, nobody was really “distracted by the UFO,” as MailOnline assumes, provided more important distractions were unfolding on the ground, as well as in the air – with a much bigger “FO” (Flying Object) in the form of a police helicopter hovering above Bolotnaya Square.

As for the tree-climbers…well, trees are notoriously convenient for UFO-watching – they would bring you two to three meters closer to an object which is hundreds of meters above your head. And yet, something tells me they may well have been chosen by some to have a better look over the whole scene and avoid the cram amidst the other 40-70,000 people (25,000 according to official figures) who were more likely to be distracted by other mysteries, such as allegedly vanishing ballots and other magic associated with the latest parliamentary elections.

The drone camera, aka “the Moscow UFO”, was launched by the Ridus news agency – an independent community of “civilian journalists”, as they tend to call themselves, which is becoming increasingly popular among Russian bloggers, with anyone potentially being able to contribute to their news reports.

The aerial shots taken by the Ridus drone camera above Bolotnaya Square on December 10 instantly spread throughout the internet. Funnily enough, one of them was published by MailOnline in their UFO article with the following caption: “An aerial view of the rally in Bolotnaya Square during the protest in which the alleged UFO sighting was made.” The copyright mark on the photo cites Reuters.

I wonder how much aliens charge these days for the right to distribute their photos without a reference…

Vitaliy Matveev, RT
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« Reply #37 on: Jan 6th, 2012, 6:16pm »

Like a Monty Python joke sketch, "And Now for Something Completely Different."

The Assad regime now reports that extraterrestrials are in Syria. No, really

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/michaelweiss/100127635/the-assad-regime-now-reports-that-extraterrestrials-are-in-syria-no-really/

By Michael Weiss
Last updated: January 6th, 2012


From this state-controlled website:

Idlib police monitor a ‘space object’ that has entered the atmosphere of Deir Simbel and headed towards Kafr Nabil
120cm tall wearing black clothes and a helmet
A space object, that resembles a human, has entered the atmosphere of the Deir Simbel village, located about 35 kilometres from Idlib and halfway between Jericho and Ma’arrat Naman, where it was flying at a speed approximately 40 kmph.
Syria News obtained a copy of a dispatch from Idlib Police Headquarters to the Department of Operations (Criminal Inspection). It cited witnessed who reported seeing a ‘space object’ spinning and hovering in the village sky, coming from the atmosphere of Sarjeh and then heading towards Ahsem and from there to Kafr Nabil. They said that is was rising and falling above the olive and fig trees.
According to the dispatch, the eyewitnesses completed their description of the ‘space object’ by saying that it was about 125cm long and 40cm wide, it was wearing black clothes and had a red spot on its chest and a helmet on its head. There was a bulge on its chest and back which suggested the presence of a device to help it fly. They pointed out that it was “moving itself in spirals, bending its feet and raising its arms and they did not hear the sound of any torpedo or mechanical engine”.


In other news, Bashar al-Assad is now luring Salafist-Jihadists with trails of Reese's Pieces out of Syrian flower sheds.


I have no comment other than this was in the news and I therefore duly parrot it to you in all its glory.

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And more to come.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/unmanned-skies-drone-science_n_1182070.html?ref=science&icid=maing-grid10|htmlws-sb-nb|dl20|sec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D125413
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The UFO Whisperer...

A bright light in UFO tracking: Brian Vike

http://www.houston-today.com/community/136907273.html

By Andrew Hudson - Houston Today
Published: January 08, 2012 10:00 AM
Updated: January 08, 2012 10:57 AM


A boy across the street from Brian Vike's house was tilting a new-looking telescope at the moon last Tuesday.

Chances are, he saw what any budding stargazer would expect to see—eye-popping views of the massive lava basins and colossal impact craters that scar the lunar surface.

But if Vike's young neighbour ever spots something strange in the Houston sky, something he can't explain, he won't have to go far to make a UFO report.

"Just what I need," said Vike, laughing.

Brian Vike is one of the best-known UFO watchers in Canada. Google "red orange light" or "large circular UFO" and his Vike Factor blog pops up in the top results. The site lists 1,712 sightings reports for last year alone.

"Most people, I really do believe, are genuine," Vike said. "Their seeing something doesn't mean it's extraterrestrial or anything like that. But they are seeing something, and what is it?"

In one report dated New Year's Day, a man from Duncan, B.C. told Vike that his girlfriend had repeatedly told him about the pairs of "strange orbs" she had seen glowing red and orange in the sky.

"I thought she was off her rocker until last night when I seen this myself," he wrote to Vike. "We watched in awe trying to figure out what they could possibly be. An airplane or a helicopter always has beacon lights—these did not!"

Vike said he is scrambling to catch up on more than 300 such reports, all of which came in between Dec. 24 and Jan. 3.

"It's amazing stuff, but most of it's explainable," Vike said. A lot of the glowing "orbs" turn out to be Chinese paper lanterns—thin paper lanterns that can float up hundreds of feet in the air on the heat of a tiny candle.

In fact, Vike said that lantern "sightings" have become a bit of a nuisance since more and more people in Western countries have started lighting them for weddings and holidays. Some people get a little upset to hear that their UFO sighting might be nothing more than a hot paper bag.

"You don't want to tell too many people that because they'll start cursing at you," said Vike, laughing.

Standing six feet tall and wearing a plain black baseball cap, it's hard to imagine anyone getting upset with Vike. He has a friendly, funny manner that would make him a shoe-in for one of the Lone Gunmen—the squad of amateur conspiracy busters who used to make cameos on The X-Files TV show.

But before he flies off into science fiction, Vike has to check off a list of real-world possibilities for every new UFO report. That's the idea, he said—to try and help people discover what they saw.

Vike often starts with websites like Heavens Above, which posts real-time tracking data for satellites, the International Space Station, space shuttle flights and visible meteor passes.

On New Year's Eve, for example, Vike got a string of UFO sightings from across Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado that seemed to follow in the wake of a brightly burning meteor.

Vike also tries to follow launch times at big air bases like the Vandenberg air force base in northern California.

"They'll send up a lot of rockets, space satellites, and military hardware," Vike said. "A lot of people are interested in that alone."

Many people who stumble on Vike's website report things they saw years ago. From 1993, Vike noticed a wave of sightings are most likely from people who saw F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters flying low over North America to fight in the first Gulf War.

"I had a whole whack of reports of triangles coming in along their flight path," he said.

Military jets, northern lights, space junk and comets—those are all sightings that even alien hopefuls aren't likely to be disappointed in.

But Vike said it's easy to be caught off guard by much more Earthly things.

Vike said he once a V-shaped something fly over Houston. He got pretty excited before he heard wings and realized it was a flock of geese.

"At night time, you get town or city lights and they're low enough that the lights hit their bellies and you get that big V-shape," he said, laughing.

Still, other reports don't lend themselves to easy explanation.

This January, a crew from the Canadian Discovery Channel will speak with Vike on camera about a "missing time" case.

Two Kelowna women told Vike that on July 31, 2003, they were walking a dog along a lake and saw three strange lights in the sky. The lights came together in a triangle shape, they said, before dropping and hovering over the highway.

"They claim that they had missing time, and the next morning bruising, bleeding noses," he said. "And they've been very sick since."

What is really interesting about the Kelowna case, Vike said, is that it is one of many strange reports that followed the terrible number of forest fires in the Okanogan that year.

Despite slowing down a bit, and shutting down a larger website that was getting some 2.5 million hits a month, Vike is still in high demand for his UFO expertise. For years, he has fielded calls from the likes of CBC and BBC radio, the Discovery Channel and others.

"I just spent more time on this than anything else," he said. "I think that's why it kept moving along."

Fifty years ago, Vike said he was just like the boy across the street, armed with a 50 mm Sears telescope from his parents and a boundless curiousity.

"Yep—I always look in the sky," he said. "You never know what you're going to see."
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An interesting little account out of Teesdale

UFO was inches from car, say elderly couple

http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/teesdale-news/story,3874.html

Jan 26, 2012
TWO Barnard Castle pensioners say a flying saucer hovered inches from their car as they drove home at night.
Bruce and Priscilla Wetherill, both 84, have described the brief encounter, which happened between Gainford and Barnard Castle, as “frightening”.
They pair say they saw something strange in the sky as they drove past a wooded area near Arlaw Banks.
Mrs Wetherill said: “We saw this thing heading towards us – it was coming right at us and was as low as the car and huge. It was very frightening.
“Bruce kept driving but we both ducked down, expecting it to hit us. I thought, ‘This is it, we’ve had it’.”
The Wetherills said the UFO, which was shaped like a flying saucer, was dark on top but glowed underneath and made no sound.
At the last moment, it lifted up and narrowly missed the car, they said. Mr Wetherill said: “It was an amazing thing – it came so close to us that I thought it was going to crash on us.
“We were waiting for an explosion, but then it disappeared. It all took place in a split-second.”
The 84-year-old said the UFO disappeared into the sky.
“I’m a realist, but I know what I saw and it was unbelievable.
“If I lived to 200 I would never see anything like it again,” Mr Wetherill said.
Mrs Wetherill, who is also convinced about what she saw, said the UFO had steel-like tentacles hanging down.
The couple said the flying saucer came so close that they expected to see scratches on the roof of their vehicle.
But when they investigated, there were none.
Mrs Wetherill said that since the encounter, she has been too scared to drive past the spot at night.
The couple said the incident happened two years ago but they wanted to come forward after a spate of recent UFO sightings in Teesdale, as reported in last week’s Teesdale Mercury.


It's an interesting and detailed story. The irritating thing is, there's no author source... was this an editorial? Are staff writers for the Mercury supposed to be uncredited? What about this so-called spate of UFOs over Teesdale?

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And now! A big thank you to DrDil for a wish granted! I just fear the John Torrances and Alex Delarges that so soon shall stalk between the files of the casebook...
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I want to headline this post something provocative to be funny because it would be misleading, but why even bother? Which is what I thought of the article itself. My reactions after the story.

BREAKING NEWS: Claims of UFO sighting on Baildon Moor after picture taken of gold disc

By Marc Meneaud
10:23am Monday 27th February 2012 in Aire Valley


http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/airelocal/9555535.Man_reports_seeing__UFO__above_Baildon_Moor/

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This photograph - showing a gold object of some kind above Baildon Moor - was sent in to the Telegraph & Argus today.

To some, it might appear it is a frisbee or some such object, but James Hobbs, who took the picture, is convinced it was flying saucer.

Mr Hobbs, who works in Shipley and whose office overlooks the moor, said he heard a "loud vibrating noise" while walking there at about 7am today.

Although the picture could be a frisbee or He said: "It was getting louder and also seemed to be getting closer, I turned around and saw a large gold object in the sky which was some kind of spaceship? I was able to get my mobile phone out of my pocket and take a picture."

In his e-mail to the T&A, Mr Hobbs, who lives in Methley, near Castleford, added: "I am still in a state of shock by the whole experience."

Did you see anything in the sky above Baildon Moor this morning? If so, contact newsdesk@telegraphandargus.co.uk


So, to me this is noteworthy. It's noteworthy in that it SHOULDN'T be noteworthy. Why would any newspaper, even a small one, report on what would seem to most to be a frisbee? Is this an effort at disinfo? Report enough obvious fakes in order to obfuscate more troubling reports? Or is it the opposite? Are people more credulous, and any article with UFO in it generates more interest and sales? I'll see if there's follow-up to this, but I seriously doubt it.

Addendum: sorry folks. Image is currently found on the site of said article. I'm a bit put off by inserting images using the casebook interface. Used to html code "img src=" and that isn't working for me. And neither is clicking the insert image button.

Second addendum: after uploading image to a file sharing service, that link worked. Case closed.

Final addendum: also, why was this Breaking News? And if the guy's cell phone could take that kind of pic, why no snippet of video, which the phone would probably also be able to do?
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BREAKING NEWS: Claims of UFO sighting on Baildon Moor after picture taken of gold disc

By Marc Meneaud
10:23am Monday 27th February 2012 in Aire Valley

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/airelocal/9555535.Man_reports_seeing__UFO__above_Baildon_Moor/




I am not sure about this case. But one of this yellow disk shape ufo was appeared above my roof on 17 Feb 2010 4:47 PM. The object seems vibrating like a kind of signal. This is what I understanding from this picture.
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« Reply #44 on: Feb 28th, 2012, 1:58pm »

Maybe someone would care to contact Leeds/Bradford airport about this.

The area that includes Baildon Moor is only about three mile from the airport and is well inside the airport's controlled airspace.

It should also be mentioned that there are a lot of commuter flights out of the airport around 7 am, so the radar people will have been particularly vigilant around that time.

Just a suggestion.

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