Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Mac's UFO News - April 2012 / Some of the ufo cases that made Mac's UFO News during the month of April 2012.

Fleet Of Orbs Caught Over Japan On Video May 26 2012 (Video)

By Scott Waring

Date of sighting: May 26 and 27, 2012
Location of sighting: Japan

These two videos were taken in Japan this week and both apparently by the same person. I can't find the persons statement about it but as we see these objects look a lot like cloud orbs. They move quickly and playfully as cloud orbs are often seen doing. The shortness of the video has me a bit concerned but it looks authentic.

Silver Orb UFO Spooks Karnak Fisherman (Video)

A silver orb UFO was spotted by a fisherman in Karnak, Illinois, as he was looking for the perfect fishing hole.

The object hovered just long enough for him to get this photo before it zoomed away at what he claims was "a thousand miles an hour."

The video was posted to YouTube by the paranormal investigation channel AlienInformation which normally uploads raw video.

But this incident is being reported more in the M.U.F.O.N. style of investigation, with the witness appearing on camera and just a still photo to show as evidence.

The unidentified flying object is of the now familiar silver orb UFO type which just seems to hover silently, with no flashing lights or identifiable markings, no wings, engines or propellers and obviously not a bird or a weather balloon.

Because there is no video, it's difficult to dispute the story of the fisherman, who clearly believes he saw something strange.

By only being able to take the one photo, it's possible the object zoomed away before he was able to get another shot. So, what is it? Here's the video:

Disc-Shaped UFO Scares Tijuana Residents (Video)

A mysterious UFO sighting last Friday had some Tijuanans wondering if their city was being visited by extraterrestrials. The event was captured on a two-minute, 43-second video and uploaded to YouTube.

The disc-shaped object was sighted at night hovering above a mountain range for several minutes. This video could very well be a fake, but it's still compelling footage. You be the judge.
The strange disc-shaped vehicle is motionless throughout the video, and you can clearly see pulsating lights on the top and bottom of the craft. The camera operator seems very alarmed by what he is viewing, and utters expletives in English several times.
Tijuana is only 20 minutes from San Diego, home to the largest fleet of warships in the world, so people should be concerned any time there is UFO activity in this region. San Diego also hosts Marine and Coast Guard bases, as well as many defense contractors.
Despite the shakiness, the picture resolution is fairly good, and he zooms to give the viewer a better look at the UFO.

UFOs and Phone Interference

There can surely be very few stranger experiences for the researcher of Fortean and paranormal phenomena than when those same phenomena decide to turn the tables and focus their attentions upon the aforementioned researcher. And there is, perhaps, no better example of this than in relation to the mystery of the Men in Black – whose shadowy and creepy activities seem to have consistently targeted UFO witnesses and investigators alike. Including, just maybe, me. Read on…
On last Saturday night’s Coast to Coast show I was interviewed on that very subject: the Men in Black mystery. It was a 3-hour-long episode (1AM to 4AM) in which I discussed with the host of the show, John B. Wells, the many and varied complexities of the legend of the Men in Black.
During the course of the show, we covered a great deal of ground, such as: (A) the saga of Albert Bender (arguably, the one man more than any other who kick-started the MIB mystery), (B) Gray Barker’s significant part in the controversy (largely thanks to his classic 1956 book, They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers), (C) the MIB-Mothman connection detailed by John Keel in The Mothman Prophecies and by the aforementioned Barker in The Silver Bridge (the latter being a book I particularly recommend), (D) the many and varied theories for who – or what – the Men in Black might be, (E) modern day encounters with the MIB, and much more.
But, there was something else too…

Normally, whenever I do a radio show, it goes ahead without a hitch or a glitch. But, not when I’m talking about the MIB. On many occasions now, when that subject surfaces, we seem to encounter endless telephone interference – which is, as many will be acutely aware, an absolutely staple part of MIB lore.
As anyone who has read the work of Keel will know, cases abound where people immersed in the conundrum of the Men in Black have encountered all manner of very bizarre telephone interference, such as hearing strange voices ranting in bizarre or foreign languages, as well as equally weird electronic noises, clicks, and bleeps. And, very often, in the night hours and early mornings when the world is transformed into a very different and mysterious place.
And, indeed, it might be said that last weekend’s Coast to Coast show was just the latest addition to this odd and clearly ongoing situation.
On no less than four occasions during the course of the show, the landline dropped, forcing the producers to call me back. But, the phone didn’t ring out at my end on any of those call-back occasions. So then they tried my cell phone. Which was fine, as I always have that handy for use as an emergency back-up. Well, it was okay for a while. That is, until the cell started dropping and we had to then use another land line.
So, all in all, no less than three phones for one interview – a significant portion of which was focused on the very issue of the Men in Black and telephone interference!

If this had happened only once or twice during the course of my MIB-themed research and interviews, I would put it all down to glitches in the phone connection and nothing else whatsoever. But, as listeners to some of my previous shows on the MIB may know, this happens frequently – even to the point of where I now pretty much anticipate it occurring! One particularly memorable example occurred last year while I was doing Whitley Strieber’s Dreamland show, right at the exact time we were discussing – yep, you guessed right – the MIB and phone-based freakishness.
So, what on earth (or, very possibly, completely off it…) is going on? Of course, the eye-rolling skeptic or smug, know-it-all debunker would very possibly say that because I have extensively written and spoken about the association between the MIB and telephones, I am simply noting every time such a weird event occurs – and then I’m placing more significance on such matters than I should be. Well, I disagree with those smug eye-rollers!
I very rarely get any phone problems when I’m doing radio. So, why should I get far more while doing MIB-based broadcasts? And, more importantly, why should the interference actually occur – as it has on more than a few times – exactly (and I do mean exactly) when I’m talking about that very issue of phone foul-ups?!
Tricksters from beyond the veil? A warning from the stars? Shadowy visitors trying to provoke menace, anxiety and silence? If so, they’re doing a pretty bad job of it, as all that this makes me want to do is tell everyone, and spread the data far and wide. But Ufology has had (and still does have) its weak souls for who such potential, perceived threats just might work.
As for me, I have a message for E.T.: Don’t phone home. Or, at least, quit phoning (or interfering with) my phone! And, while you’re at it, get a life!
There, if that doesn’t guarantee me a face to face visit from the MIB, then nothing will…

Ufo Newspaper Clipping - Daily Mirror 27.10.1967

Las Vegas, Unknown Object Videotaped from Car

By Ufo Casebook
UFO Image
Published on May 18, 2012 by silverstreemz
This was filmed ouside Las Vegas, near Red Rock. It seemed to be following us along the ridge for about 5 minutes, appearing and then dissapearing.
Soon after we started filming, it quickly vanished and we didn't see it again.
The stills at the end are much better quality.
Video has been enhanced by

The truth is out there about UFO in Baltic Sea, Swedish scientists say

Team Ocean Explorer finds UFO in Baltic
Team Ocean Explorer said this image shows 300m "drag marks" around an unidentified -- possibly flying -- object. (Ocean Explorer/Peter Lindberg)

Swedish scientists plan to explore a mystery ripped straight from the “The X-Files.”
Rather than Mulder and Scully, this adventure features Swedish researchers Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg. They too know the truth is out there -- and in mere days plan to visit what they call the “Baltic Anomaly.”
Last summer, while on a treasure hunt between Sweden and Finland, the pair and their research associates made headlines worldwide with the discovery of a 200-foot wide unidentified object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Now a team of oceanographers, engineers and deep sea divers will return to the site Friday, June 1, for a 6 to 10 day trip.
They want to find out once and for all what it really is.
“We don’t know whether it is a natural phenomenon, or an object,” Lindberg, captain of the Ocean Explorer, told “We saw it on sonar when we were searching for a wreck from World War I. This circular object just turned up on the monitor.”
The discovery was a worldwide news event, covered in the popular press, the scientific press and in the blogosphere. Many speculated that the discovery was of a long-lost unidentified flying object (UFO), that crashed into the sea -- evoking Duchovny’s alien-hunting character on the TV show.
Lindberg is clearly aware of the connection: The logo for his “OceanX Team” is clearly meant to evoke the X-Files logo. But is the truth out there this time? He aims to find out.
“We’ll be searching the area in a number of ways,” Lindberg explained. “We’ll use sonar to make 3D images of the bottom, the clay bottom, of that part of the sea. We’ll send down deep-sea divers too. And a camera robot. We’ll also take samples from the sea bed and measure them for toxicities and radiation.”
At this point, Lindberg said, he and his colleagues “don’t know more than anyone else what it is” down there for certain.
But he’s willing to speculate as to the possibilities. The crash debris could be from a meteor, he told It could a naturally occurring gas well discovery -- located interestingly enough in international waters, he added. Or, he muses, it could be the remains of a Russian warship from the late 19th century.
“I don’t think it’s an ordinary stone formation, or cargo dropped from a ship,” Lindberg said. “But it can be a lot of things. If it’s not manmade, and was made by another form of intelligent life, it would be very lucky. I’ve never won the lottery before!”
His colleague, Dennis Asberg, agreed. “If this were a UFO, that would indeed be a strange thing.” He too speculates that it could be a gas well finding, or the remains of a meteor. “I’m just not sure,” he said. “But we’ll see soon.”
Others claim that the object, located 300 feet beneath the surface of the Baltic Sea, may be a natural formation, or even an emerging volcano.
Earlier this year, Lindberg told the media he thought this discovery might be a “new Stonehenge.”
The Ocean Explorer crew includes 13 researchers, including a sonar expert, and a camera crew from Swedish TV that will document the event. Lindberg said he is in negotiations with Microsoft to see if the event can be carried live on the Internet, from the remote location in international waters via video streaming.
“We’re working with Microsoft on that, but nothing is final yet. Tell them we want to do a deal,” he joked.
The exploration is funded by private investors and bank notes that Ocean Explorer has secured, said Lindberg. The initial discovery of the unidentified sea object was made during a trek to find Swedish commercial ships sunk by the German Navy during World War I last summer.

Hollywood Aliens: Prototypes for the Real Thing?

Seth Shostak
Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute

As spring eases into summer, the multiplexes are witnessing an all-out alien assault. Within the space of a month, silver screens have shown ships of the U.S. Navy belching ordnance at invading extraterrestrials in Battleship; portrayed black-garbed government agents keeping tabs on ornery aliens in Men in Black III; and are promising the long-awaited back-story of perhaps the most visceral space opera of all time (Alien) in Prometheus.
These fictional tales appeal to us with themes that are long established: The all-powerful enemy with some niche vulnerability that humankind can discover and exploit; the potentially malevolent neighbors who are not what they seem; and the odd strangers who lie in wait, keen to turn us into surrogate mothers thanks to unauthorized breeding experiments.
Extraterrestrial beings offer obvious benefits for the movies' creators. The filmmakers can exploit the possibilities of novel settings and situations, and can fashion their antagonists to be thoroughly repugnant and in possession of technology that would stun DARPA.
Obviously, there is no pretense that Hollywood aliens might accurately reflect actual inhabitants of the galaxy. But is it all just free-form imagination? Can contemporary science say much about whether these cinematic sentients might be ciphers for the real thing?
That may sound like an unanswerable question. After all, researchers haven't yet found any life -- dead or alive -- from beyond Earth. None; not even microscopic life. That fact seems to gives the moviemakers utterly free rein. But not entirely. We know a few things about both astronomy and biology that can help delineate what's plausible when it comes to extraterrestrials.
One thing that every school kid learns is that the distances between stars are vast. This, of course, is a challenge to rocketry -- our fastest spacecraft would take 100 thousand years to travel to even the nearest star. But it's no real impediment to filmic aliens, as they can be presumed to be far beyond our own technical level. After all, they've demonstrated their advanced technology by coming here, for good or otherwise (or, as in the case of Alien, have invaded someone else's world.) Clearly, this automatically implies that any weaponry these visitors wield will also be far beyond the capabilities of our own quaint arsenals. It's not likely that we could really take them on and win. However, if Hollywood were to bow to that fact, it would turn most alien invasion films into short subjects.
The large distances between the stars will also affect the motivation for any extraterrestrials to come to Earth. In some sci-fi, the visitors from afar have opted to visit because they are aggrieved by our nuclear weaponry or our poor treatment of the environment. But our cosmic confreres won't know about either, since the radio and television broadcasts (or for that matter, the reflected light from the greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere) will not yet have reached their world, and alerted them to our bad behavior.
Often, invading aliens decide to drop by because we have some tempting natural resources. Water is a favorite, but so are heavy metals. However, one of the great triumphs of astronomy has been to show that the entire cosmos is composed of the same stuff everywhere. The aliens can find needed raw materials at home, and save the transportation costs.
Most movie aliens also share our body plan -- an upright stance with two arms, two legs, and a nose separating eyes and mouth. Their biochemistry is often similar enough to ours that they can either get some nourishment by eating us, or use us for breeding -- all of which would be remarkable, which is to say unexpected and unlikely. But the movie mavens know that if the aliens are too alien, audiences will have a difficult time reading their intentions, or accepting any interaction between them and us.
The bottom line is that Hollywood aliens are mostly reflections of ourselves, and hardly accurate ciphers for real extraterrestrials.
Even so, sci-fi movies are more than just entertainment: they are remarkably influential in getting young people interested in space and science in general. This is not because these pictures correctly reflect what we know about the universe, but because they are emotionally compelling. The facts might be wrong, but the story telling grabs young minds, and infuses the subject matter with romantic appeal.
The National Academy of Sciences has recognized the significant influence of cinema sci-fi on youth, and has inaugurated a program, known as the Science and Entertainment Exchange, that brings practicing scientists and filmmakers together. That way, not only will Tinsel Town script writers be able to sharpen the fidelity of their product, but they'll also hear of discoveries that might help in the development of novel story concepts.
And that could be beneficial to all concerned because, after all, the hero of a sci-fi story is not a character -- it's the idea.