Wednesday, 15 February 2012

UFO News Links For Wednesday 15th February 2012

Katy Perry’s confusing UFO sighting – Divine

The Big Study: Close Encounters of the First Kind: Do we really care?

Flying saucers lit up the sky – Wisconsin State Journal

The Other Side of Truth: Three Questions about UFOs

Bizarre tree looks like ET – The West Australian

UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: A MUFON Investigator Shares A Case

How Do You Talk to an Alien? – Big Think

More on those Wailing Beach Boxes | The Orange Orb

NASA Top Secret Triangle TR-3B Frightens Bolivia Residents? – DBKP

The Haunted Skies Project: Daily Mail 10.2.62

Scientists solve mystery of stone circle on top of ridge of Coast Mountains – Vancouver Sun

The Georgia Guidestones

Falling Skies Are Here: 5 Alien TV Shows – Screen Junkies

piglipstick: The List OF 75 US Senators Who Voted To Let 30,000 Drones Shoot Americans In The Streets

Search for Habitable Alien Planets Hampered by Gravity – International Business Times AU

Scientists drill two miles down to ancient Lake Vostok

NASA scales back hunt for life on Mars – New Scientist

Enormous Slow-moving UFO Spotted in the Sky Above Toronto

Classified Document Confirms: Father Of Nuclear Medicine & Air Force’s Medical Chief Discussed 1940’s Flying Saucer Crash

Update: Abductee Exposes Reptilian Activity

Silver UFO Streaks across Cloudy Michigan Sky (Video)

By Tom Rose
February 14, 2012 06:45 PM EST

A UFO video has popped up on YouTube with a slightly suspicious origin, but nevertheless has enough going for it to ask the question: what is it?
Some of the tip-offs include a YouTube user who has posted other unidentified flying object videos in the past and the fact that the UFO in question is merely a streak of light obscured by a cloudy day over Troy, Michigan.

There's no audio on the video, and the camera is locked down at tire level in a nondescript parking lot. Don't most of these videos suffer from shaky-hand syndrome? In fact, for more than half the video, it appears as if the scene is actually a still photo with some trickery added.
But then traffic in the area starts to move, and it's clear that the scene is videotaped and not a static picture. Then it comes to the OVNI itself.
A spherical streak of light flies across the sky, making a straight line through the horizon. Easy enough to fake, perhaps, but it doesn't explain what the object is. It does rule out what it isn't, though.
It isn't a plane, jet, helicopter or Chinese lantern. It looks very much like a meteor, but it's flying too straight and even-keeled for that. So what is it?

UFO tree house hotel sighted in Sweden; offers travellers an ‘out of this world’ stay


Beam me up Scotty! A UFO hotel has landed in Sweden as part of a hotelier’s ambitious project to build some of the world’s most unique accommodation.

UFO tree house hotel sighted in Sweden; offers travellers an 'out of this world' stay

Don’t worry, we’re not being invaded by aliens. This UFO isn’t from outer space – it’s actually a tree house, and it’s looking to abduct guests willing to pay for an out of this world experience.
The UFO is the latest addition to the Treehotel’s portfolio of quirky accommodation in northern Sweden, designed by Swedish architects.
The ‘spaceship’ is built for a family of four, with separate bedrooms, a bathroom and living area contained within 30 square metres of space.
Getting beamed up to your pod isn’t part of the experience; instead you will need a head for heights as the only way up is by ladder.
If you’re not into sci-fi, the treehotel’s other unusually themed treehouses include a ‘birds nest’, perched four metres off the ground with luxury touches such as underfloor heating, and the futuristic ‘Mirrorcube,’ with mirrored walls and a private balcony….if you don’t mind seeing your own reflection when you step outside in the morning.
It’s no surprise that a night in such unique accommodation isn’t cheap.
A room at ‘The UFO’ in northern Sweden costs a little under 4,000 Swedish Kronor (£380) per night for two people.
Do you love the idea of sleeping inside a spaceship?

UFO Hunters - UFO Storm (Video)

Attacked by a Flying Saucer: A 1979 English Encounter

Occasionally, stories of strange phenomenon are so weird in their specifics that, even once several decades separate them from the present day, they still manage to capture our minds and induce paranoia. The odd story of Robert Taylor is one such incident, which involved the observation of a spherical “flying saucer” that, according to Taylor, may have attempted to accost him.
Taylor’s story began on a November morning in 1979, as he was entering a forest alongside the M8 Motorway, joined only by his trusty dog. Taylor had been carrying out his usual business as an area developmental officer, with intent of observing some sapling trees in the forest nearby. The two had traveled by foot into the forest, and upon reaching a clearing a few hundred feet into the area, Taylor was surprised to see a large, circular object hovering above the ground.
The “craft”, which really was just a large, dark-colored metallic sphere, seemed void of any identifying characteristics, save only the appearance of some kind of rim along it’s center, and a series of “portholes” just above this area. Curiously, the craft somehow also managed to appear translucent in certain areas; Taylor likened this to being what he believed was some kind of an attempt by the craft at camouflaging itself. Despite the strange, seemingly otherworldly technology present before him, Robert Taylor then ensured that his encounter would go down in UFO-history (though he knew it not at the time), and started off in the direction of the craft, hoping for a better look…
Indeed, in retrospect many of us are probably asking how many terrible mishaps we could name that began just like this? One might even wonder if Taylor hadn’t seen any of the more famous film representations of what happened to individuals who approached spacecraft hovering nearby, and thus proceeded with greater caution. On the other hand, this was reality, of course, or so he thought… the potential for bodily harm couldn’t have been like what one might expect to see on the silver screen, right?
Whatever the actual thought process going through Taylor’s mind at the time may actually have been, as he began to near the object, he was startled by the sudden appearance of two smaller metallic orbs, which dropped suddenly from the craft. As they neared the Earth, the two objects produced a number of bizarre appendages, which they then used to make their way across the ground toward him.
Upon reaching Taylor, the strange little metallic spheres began to latch onto the the very surprised surveyor’s trouser legs with their metallic apparatus, subsequently releasing a noxious gas that smelled like “burning automobile brake linings.” Taylor began to feel ill, and just before being dragged directly towards the strange object–now hovering mere feet away from him–Taylor fell forward and blacked out.

If an abduction of any kind had taken place, Taylor certainly seemed to remain unaware of it, though he did suffer a variety of strange aftereffects following his close proximity to the foreign-looking aircraft. Immediately upon awaking, Taylor found himself unable to speak, and had similar difficulty when attempting to walk. Though he eventually made it back to his car, Taylor is alleged to have driven right off the road, and was then forced to attempt getting home on foot. Still noticeably disturbed by this experience, Taylor’s wife was equally concerned when she watched her husband walk in, visibly disoriented and claiming that he had “been gassed.”
Here’s where things get interesting. Taylor was later seen by a doctor, who found only minimal signs of injury following the contactee’s ordeal. Police, however, filed the investigation under a “common assault,” following a report made to area law enforcement by Taylor’s supervisor, a man named Malcolm Drummond. Thus, in addition to garnering widespread attention for his otherworldly encounter, Taylor’s case became the first UFO report that received official investigation under the Scottish Lothian Borders Police.
There are a number of unique elements to this story, including the the behavior of the craft itself, which seemed to be capable of intermittent “transparency” on certain areas, especially around the top of the craft. This reminds us of the often-mentioned UFO invisibility that witnesses describe (don’t worry, these objects generally display intermittent transparency; we’re not suggesting that people are miraculously able to spot invisible UFOs. For a rendering of the object Taylor described, you can visit this website, in addition to a thorough summary of the report that ensued. Additionally, at the aforementioned website, a rather dubious-sounding possible explanation for the encounter that involves Nightshade, a poisonous plant known to grow in the area of Taylor’s sighting; similar “explanations” have suggested that Taylor merely saw the planet Venus, a rare formation of “black” ball lightning, or that he hallucinated and orchestrated fantasy elements he had previously observed during an episode of Doctor Who. A more likely solution might involve light Taylor observed as it reflected off the bellies of low-flying Scottish geese (only kidding, folks).
Regardless of what many have rather critically called dubious circumstances surrounding the encounter, there do seem to be physical elements involved with Taylor’s encounter. Forensic examination of Taylor’s trousers showed that there were small incisions that matched the contactee’s description of physical contact with the smaller orbs, which he likened to resembling “sea mines.” The analysis determined that the damage to Taylor’s trousers appeared to indicate that some sort of physical objects had made contact with him, with possible intent of lifting him upward. Additionally, a variety of impressions in the ground were discovered by Taylor’s supervisor, Mr. Drummond, upon returning to the location.
So what was the strange object that Taylor witnessed that November morning in 1979? More than thirty years later, many of us are still wondering. Was it extraterrestrial technology surveying the countryside, or did Taylor’s possible interest in Doctor Who spur a vivid pseudo-realistic hallucination, which happened to be corroborated somewhat by physical evidence discovered in hindsight?

Alleged Triangle UFO Caught in Bolivian Thunderstorm (Video)

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This video has been seen now around the world. It is a supposed triangle UFO captured during a storm by an amateur videographer in the town of San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia.
The recording is dated from January 17 and the images were filmed in the main square of the town. That day there was an intense electric storm with high winds.
The amateur video caught the silhouette of what was supposed to be a UFO moving through the skies. The UFO appeared after a bright strike of lightning.
At that time began the cries of panicked citizens who witnessed the unknown object and reacted to the intense lightning.
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UFO TV / UFO Secrets of WW2 - President Eisenhower Briefing (Video)

Did President Dwight D. Eisenhower secretly meet with ETs. This detailed research project presents the facts around one of the most enduring "urban legends" of our time and tells the true story of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's ET contact in the early 1950's. Did he meet extraterrestrials face to face? And did he make a top-secret treaty with aliens from another world that would effect our national politics to this day? Could the truth be stranger than fiction? Get the facts about UFO Secrets of World War II. This event if true, may change the way we stare up at the stars for years to come.

Royals & UFOs – Lord Dowding, the spiritualist general (Pt.2)

May 11, 2011

Lord Hugh Dowding (image credit: RAF)

In a previous article I discussed the subject of British royalty and UFOs, identifying the figure of Lord Louis Mountbatten, last Viceroy of India and uncle to Prince Philip—the Queen’s husband and Duke of Edinburgh—as the royal ufologist for at least a while in the decade of the fifties. Prince Philip has indeed acknowledged his own interest on UFOs was first awoken by his uncle and fellow naval officer. In this second part we shall examine some extraordinary stories and claims made by senior military figures, many of whom had close links to the royal family.
Lord Hugh Dowding (1882-1970) is a famous Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command (RAF) during the crucial period of the Battle of Britain in World War Two. He made important public statements on UFOs in 1954, a year when a flying saucer wave hit Europe hard. Author Colin Bennett has called him “a very great Briton of truly mythological status.” Hugh Caswall Tremenheere, 1st Baron Dowding, was also a well known spiritualist, ghost hunter, vegetarian, and humanitarian, who published several books on psychic phenomena like Many Mansions (1943), Twelve legions of angels (1946), The Dark Star (1951), and God’s magic: An aspect of spiritualism (1960). Despite his eccentric beliefs, Lord Dowding had an impeccable military career and was a key of figure in the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Born in 1882 in Moffat, Scotland, he graduated at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich in 1899, serving in various locations of the British Empire in Asia prior to World War I, when he joined the new Royal Flying Corps and was eventually promoted to Brigadier General. He served in several key RAF positions in the period between the wars and was one of three officers representing the Air Council at the funeral of King George V. In 1936, Dowding was appointed commanding officer of the RAF Fighter Command, where he conceived and oversaw the so-called “Dowding System” for the air defense of Great Britain using the new technology of radar, which the English were just developing for the first time. Quoting from his biographical profile from

God's Magic book cover

“As Air Member for Research and Development he was in a position to oversee the development of the eight gun fighters (Hurricane and Spitfire), but even more importantly his previous experience in wireless experiments gave him an excellent insight into possibilities of it’s use in the detection of aircraft. He was able to take these preparations to their logical conclusion when given command of the newly formed Fighter Command in July 1936. He immediately set about developing a system able to make best use of his limited resources and it was this system as much as anything that ensured success in 1940. He established the coastal chain of radar stations (then known as RDF), but the success of radar really lay in the reporting and control system he set up which allowed aircraft to be placed in the right place at the right height in time to meet the threat.”
Dowding retired from the RAF in 1942 as he was not skilled in dealing with political maneuvering at the RAF and Churchill’s cabinet—he was nicknamed “Stuffy”—and his public adherence to spiritualism probably also affected his military career. Retired, Dowding could now concentrate on his spiritualist writings and other eccentric activities like being a member of the Fairy Investigation Society and the Ghost Club. When the flying saucer wave hit Europe in 1954, London’s Sunday Dispatch published a long statement on UFOs by the former Air Chief Marshal on July 11, which we quote in part:
“More than 10,000 sightings have been reported, the majority of which cannot be accounted for by any ‘scientific’ explanation, e.g. that they are hallucinations, the effects of light refraction, meteors, wheels falling from aeroplanes, and the like…. They have been tracked on radar screens…and the observed speeds have been as great as 9,000 miles an hour…. I am convinced that these objects do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nation on earth. I can therefore see no alternative to accepting the theory that they come from some extraterrestrial source…. I think that we must resist the tendency to assume that they all come from the same planet, or that they are actuated by similar motives. It might be that the visitors from one planet wished to help us in our evolution from the basis of a higher level to which they had attained.”

Sir Hugh Dowding (far right) with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, in Bently Priory,Sept. 1940. (image credit: RAF)

The Adamski Factor
You can find further extracts of this famous 1954 Sunday Dispatch article in Tim Good’s Above Top Secret, where he also quoted from a 1957 letter from Lord Dowding to the Italian diplomat and ufological pioneer, Dr. Alberto Perego. “What I am interested in is accounts of intelligible contacts between human beings and the occupants of interplanetary ships,” wrote Lord Dowding in that letter. Not surprisingly, in the late 1950s the air chief marshal took an interest in the UFO contactees that were then causing a lot of excitement and controversy in the press. Colin Bennett reveals in his biography of contactee George Adamski, Looking for Orthon, that Dowding “had been fascinated by Flying Saucers Have Landed [the book co-written by Desmond Leslie and Adamski], and he had arranged for Adamski to give a lecture in Turnbridge Wells on April 21, 1959.” Leslie himself gave a lecture for the local Flying Saucer Club in Turnbridge Wells, a town in west Kent, in 1955, where he was “introduced by the indefatigable Lord Dowding,” writes Bennett.

George Adamski

More about Adamski’s visits to the UK is revealed in an important article by former Ministry of Defence [MoD] official in charge of UFO investigations Nick Pope and journalist Georgina Bruni in an article titled, “UFOs – An Official History.” Pope and Bruni wrote that the Air Chief Marshal “was as outspoken as Mountbatten on the [UFO] issue.” After quoting from the 1954 Sunday Dispatch article, they go on to say that, “we have learned from veteran British ufologist Emily Crewe that when contactee George Adamski visited the UK in 1963, Dowding and Mountbatten met him in London and subsequently took him to Broadlands to see the site of Frederick Briggs’ 1955 UFO sighting.” We discussed this CE-III at length in Part 1, providing the actual documents on the case from Lady Mountbatten’s Broadland Archives.
More on the Adamski 1959 visit is revealed in Flying Saucers: A Social History of Ufology, a book written by Dr. David Clarke, an historian and expert on the MoD UFO files, and skeptical ufologist Andy Roberts. According to this book, an attempt was made during this visit for Adamski to meet none other than Prince Philip himself. The arrangements were made by Desmond Leslie, the Irish eccentric aristocrat (his father was first cousin to Winston Churchill), ufologist, author and musician who was also nicknamed the “royal saucerer” because of his contacts with the palace, and who had also served in WWII as an RAF pilot. The go-between Leslie and the royal family was General Sir Frederick (Boy) Browning, another World War Two veteran who served later as the Queen’s Private Secretary and was therefore close to Prince Philip. Gen. Browning’s connections to the aristocracy included his marriage in 1932 to the famous British author and playright Daphne du Maurier. During the war he was in command of the 1st Airborne Division, which played a key role in Operation Market Garden, an allied airborne operation in the Netherlands in September of 1944. After the war he served as Chief of Staff of Lord Mountbatten in India—a link in the ufological bond—and later as Comptroller and Treasurer to Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) between 1948 and 1952.

Elizabeth II with (from left) Prince Charles, Prince Philip, and Princess Anne. (image credit: Encyclopedia Britannica)

General Browning (image credit: RAF)

The Browning-Leslie plan to arrange a meeting between Adamski and the Duke of Edinburgh, however, fizzled and was eventually cancelled for fear that the news would leak. Nevertheless, the fact that this meeting was even planned at one point is quite startling. Dr. David Clarke told Britain’s Sunday Express that, “this alone shows how far these bizarre ideas had penetrated the upper classes and royalty. There’s no doubt from the documentation we have that Prince Philip would have met Adamski if he felt he could have got away with it.”
Finally, there is the interesting testimony of Lord Dowding regarding the case of the extremely obscure figure of the British contactee Cedric Allingham. Allingham was most likely a copycat story of Adamki’s Venusian contacts transported instead to Mars. The biography of the author was kept extremely brief and mysterious and he was said to have died shortly after the publication of his book, Flying Saucer from Mars in 1954. There is rather strong evidence that the true author was a well known English astronomer and science writer Sir Patrick Moore, who published the spoof Can You Speak Venusian?, in 1973 and, incidentally, also coauthored with Desmond Leslie the parody How Britain Won the Space Race. An analysis of the Moore-Allingham allegation goes well beyond the scope of this article, but nevertheless someone—either a real Cedric Allingham or an impersonator—gave a lecture at the same Flying Saucer Club in Turnbridge Wells sometime in the mid-fifities. According to a letter from Lord Dowding to American researcher Len Stringfield, “we got Mr. Cedric Allingham [...] to lecture to our local Flying Saucer Club, and we were all strongly impressed that he was telling the truth about his actual experiences, although we felt that he might have been mistaken in some of the conclusions which he drew from his interview.”
In the third and last part of this series on the Royals and UFOs, we will continue to examine the links between high-rank generals connected or serving with the royal palace and the subject of aliens.