Monday, 18 June 2012

Baltic Sea ‘UFO’ Mystery Deepens With Dive

By Belinda McCallum

A strange object spotted during a sonar survey last year continues to baffle Swedish treasure hunters who have now dived the site.
The Ocean X Team normally look for shipwrecks in search of historic artifacts and antique wines, but decided to investigate their discovery, which some believe to be a UFO, more closely.
Located at a depth of around 85 meters (280 feet) in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, the rounded object is about 60 meters (195 feet) in diameter.

YouTube screenshot of the 'UFO' captured in a sonar image. (The Epoch Times)
YouTube screenshot of the 'UFO' captured in a sonar image. (The Epoch Times)

It is actually mushroom-shaped with the rounded part raised about 3 to 4 meters (10 to 13 feet) above the seabed. Leading to the object is a downhill trail more than 300 meters (328 yards) long which the divers described as a runway.
An egg-shaped hole at the top of the disc appears to be some sort of opening. Nearby are strange stone circle formations that look rather like small fireplaces and appear to be covered in soot.
“During my 20-year diving career, including 6,000 dives, I have never seen anything like this,” said team member Stefan Hogeborn in a statement. “Normally stones don’t burn.”
“I can’t explain what we saw, and I went down there to answer questions, but I came up with even more questions.”
According to the divers, the object has rounded sides and rugged edges.
“First we thought this was only stone, but this is something else,” said Peter Lindberg, co-founder Ocean X Team, in the statement. “And since no volcanic activity has ever been reported in the Baltic Sea the find becomes even stranger.”
“As laymen we can only speculate how this is made by nature, but this is the strangest thing I have ever experienced as a professional diver.”
The divers took samples which are now being examined by scientists, alongside expert analysis of sonar imagery to ascertain what the object might be.

New crop circle in Camponogara Venezia Italy

Published on 14 Jun 2012 by

"Volando nei cieli di Camponogara VE ecco che compare una cosa mai vista."

Translated with Bing: "Flying in the skies of Wheaton that pops up such a thing ever seen."

Ufo Over Brazil (Video)

Published on 17 Jun 2012 by

"UFO Investigation (Alien Real Contact) Brazil OVNI Case 2012/ Atlantic Ocean - OSNI Video - Black triangles are a class of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) with certain common features which have reportedly been observed from the 1940s to the present. Media reports of black triangles originally came from the United States and United Kingdom, but phenomena consistent with these reports have been reported as exceptional occurrences throughout recorded history, using the language of the times.
Reports generally describe this class of UFOs as enormous, silent, black triangular objects, hovering or slowly cruising at low altitudes over cities and highways, usually at night and making no attempt to evade detection. These objects are often described as having "running lights", either bright white lights or pulsing colored lights that appear at each corner of the triangle."

UFO Sighting over Fort Myers, FL Caught on Video

By Ufo Casebook
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San Carlos Park, Fort Myers, FL
Originally published on Jun 12, 2012 by DDSDTV
Here is another video sighting that needs more information. All we know is that it was taken recently in Florida.
The video is quite short, and the object in question is seen only briefly. As a result of this, we have copied the segment with the object, and extended it by time so that our readers can get a good look.
Check this out and see what you think.

What plans do we have for after aliens make contact?

By Esther Inglis-Arkell

What plans do we have for after aliens make contact?

What if aliens actually turn up and want to communicate with us? Everything would change. We'd all remember exactly where we were, the moment we found out that humanity really isn't alone. And then what?
What do we do next? More to the point, does anybody have any plan for what to do, after we find the aliens we've been wondering about for centuries?
People first started looking for aliens in the 1700s, when telescopes really started getting good. Many were so sure that life was out there, they believed it existed on all observable planets, moons — and even the sun.
As they analyzed the celestial objects around Earth more carefully, it became accepted that life was less common than everybody had thought. And as they began appreciating the space between the stars, they began to understand that searching out life was more of an undertaking than anyone had previously thought, that it might be impossible. But in the Space Age, when people started putting up telescopes and satellites that might see far enough and wide enough that they might find life wherever it is, the expectation returned that we'd find someone out there. And with it came the need to plan.

NASA summed up its only first contact-related plans in a simple report entitled Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis.

Like any good science nerd report, it begins with categorization. There are three general types of contact that would require planning: beneficial, neutral, and harmful. For their purposes, "beneficial" means absolutely any contact that the human race came out okay from. This could range from merely noticing alien news broadcasts to being saved from falling into the sun by alien altruists to being able to quickly and efficiently deal with alien aggressors.
Neutral means finding aliens that are so different, or so bureaucratically tedious (and remember, these are government workers talking about tedium), that any contact with them wouldn't be worth the effort. Harmful could range from a space plague to them accidentally smooshing us beneath their flying saucers.
Responses to the first and second scenario are, respectively, are break out the champagne, and be disappointed. The third scenario isn't really a response so much as a warning. No one should send out detailed signals about the biology of humans, lest anyone send out biological weapons. We also want to be cautious about stepping into a galactic culture that we don't know much about. If we expand rapidly, and brag about our reach, we may either step on the toes (or the whatever-they-have) of a civilization we're contacting, or threaten a civilization that we haven't detected, but that happens to be allied with a civilization that we're contacting. Don't give anyone a reason to send out a first strike.
Well, that's not much of a plan. In fact, no government has official plans for what to do about contact with alien life. This oversight was criticized at a recent meeting of the Royal Society in London — many of whose members are a little worried that some government somewhere might fly off the handle and respond to alien first contact, bringing doom upon us all. They want any alien contact to be reported to, and voted on, by the United Nations. This is one decision we have to make as a planet.
But what about private organizations? SETI is the only such organization that has a plan in place for any contact with alien life. In fact, they have a whole Post Detection Taskgroup, which has to be the only taskforce on the planet which produces minutes that anyone might want to read. Not surprisingly, the first point of the protocol involves going to SETI for confirmation. To be fair, they do have the set-up for it. And it would be embarrassing if it were, say, a local radio station being mistaken for alien signals. After that, it would be okay to go to the United Nations and the International Astronomical Union, and they would organize a massive press conference, at which the discoverer would announce preliminary findings. While the data used to confirm the discovery would be released, the coordinates would be kept secret until the United Nations could gather information on the broadcaster and decide whether or not to respond.
More importantly, though, what's your plan? What would you do if someone announced intelligent alien life tomorrow? Go to church? Cry? Stockpile food supplies for the riots? Save up your precious germs and bacteria to use as biological weapons against invaders? Or would you try to hack into SETI's system to find out the coordinates, build a radio signal, and try to be the first person to talk back to the alien civilization?
Second Image: NASA

“Alien language” presented by CIA & Disney

By Robbie Graham

Nordic aliens in Disney's Race to Witch Mountain (2009).

One of the most eyebrow-raising cases of government involvement in a Hollywood UFO movie in recent years is that of Race to Witch Mountain (2009), which apparently received extensive support from the CIA – albeit in an ‘off the books’ capacity – despite its plot drawing extensively from UFO mythology (with references both to Area 51 and Roswell) and its presentation of a sinister government UFO cover-up.

In 2010, the film's director, Andy Fickman – a self-described “UFO enthusiast” born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico – told me that, although he personally shaped the majority of the film’s UFO-related content, at least some of it was the result of CIA input. The director claims that, in a highly unusual production arrangement, he and his crew were closely assisted by an active employee of the CIA whose advice extended to designing the alien writing seen in the flying saucer during the film’s climactic scenes. 
Race to Wicth Mountain: inside the flying saucer.
Despite my best efforts, Fickman has been unwilling to reveal to me the identity of his CIA advisor, but claims he’s a former Air Force Technical Intelligence Officer, that he had been “very active in Hollywood,” and “had a lot of connections in the computer world and [experience in] satellite imagery.” Fickman said of his CIA advisor:
All of the on-camera alien language in terms of their spaceship and everything – that was all designed by him in the sense [of what] the mathematics of communication would be, so you know... there would be a similar mathematical equation that the government probably has if they were to ever come across an alien race. So a lot of the things we ended up using were things he was bringing to me... and the next thing you know, that’s what I had on screen.

The alien “language” to which Fickman refers appears onscreen in Race to Witch Mountain in the form of holographic symbols aboard the Nordic aliens’ flying saucer. Some are simple, some are more elaborate. Presented below are three of the most frequently recurring symbols that appear in the climactic scenes of the movie...

The question, of course, is what do these symbols mean? Besides them bearing a passing resemblance to certain crop formations (the authenticity of which is debatable), it is difficult to ascribe any significance to them beyond the fact that they were designed by an alleged CIA operative.

Has the CIA, in cooperation with Disney, presented us with real alien symbols / language? If so, to what conceivable end? In all likelihood, the symbols mean nothing, but it would be remiss of me not to throw them out there for feedback. Your comments are welcome.

More information on CIA involvement in Race to Witch Mountain can be found in my article UFOs and Disney: Behind the Magic Kingdom.

Unknown Object Caught on Video from Colorado

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Published on Jun 11, 2012 by ufosindeutschland
This video was dubbed "UFO Amazing Star Family Contact." There is little information given except that it was taken in Colorado on June 9, 2012.
The video itself is somewhat puzzling. You can hear some comments on the original video, which is very shaky, yet some of the close-ups are quite clear and stable.
For what it's worth, the footage is interesting. We have edited the original for content. You can see the full length file at:
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