Friday, 5 October 2012

Cornwall UFO Research Group - 2012 Annual Ufo Conference

By Cornwall UFO Research Group
 
 
The 16TH Annual UFO Conference, 'Out of this World' will be held on Saturday 13th October 2012. Doors open at 9.15am & talks start at 9.50am & finish at 6.00pm
 
Venue: Truro College Fal Building (Lecture Theatre)
 
Speakers:
Nigel Grace: Miles Johnston: Richard Lawrence: Richard Lennie:
 
Tickets £19.00 in advance or £22.00 on the door.
 
Tickets can be purchased from the c.u.f.o.r.g website,where you can also download a booking form.
 
For more information on speakers please visit the C.U.F.O.R.G website:
For any further information or to book tickets please contact Dave or Elaine on 01872 276381.  There is plenty of 'free' car parking & disable access. Refreshments are available.
 
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Mac:  I was sincerely looking forward to attending this event myself but due to unforseen circumstances will not be able to.  Best of luck guys I hope all goes well!
 


Unidentified Glowing Object Caught on Video over Norfolk, England

By Ufo Casebook
UFO Image
UFO over Ranworth Broad, Norfolk, England
Originally published on Sep 23, 2012 by ScientistX1
There is nothing special or unique about this file. It shows a glowing object moving from left to right below the existing cloud cover.

My interest in this is that I can rule out a number of things that it is not, but cannot specially assign a conventional object to it. Am I missing something? So what do you think it is?

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Glowing UFO Orbs During Thunderstorm In Guadalajara, Mexico (Video)

By Scott Waring

 
 
Date of sighting: October 1, 2012
Location of sighting: Guadalajara, state of Jalisco, Mexico
This fleet of glowing orbs was seen in the capital city of Guadalajara, Mexico this week. We can even see lighting coming down near it possibly being caused by the UFOs themselves.
 


Declassified at Last: Air Force’s Supersonic Flying Saucer Schematics

 
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A cutaway sketch of a 1950s design proposal for the USAF's Project 1794.
All photos: National Archives

Officially, aliens have never existed but flying saucers very nearly did. The National Archives has recently published never-before-seen schematics and details of a 1950s military venture, called Project 1794, which aimed to build a supersonic flying saucer.
The newly declassified materials show the U.S. Air Force had a contract with a now-defunct Canadian company to build an aircraft unlike anything seen before. Project 1794 got as far as the initial rounds of product development and into prototype design. In a memo dating from 1956 the results from pre-prototype testing are summarized and reveal exactly what the developers had hoped to create.
The saucer was supposed to reach a top speed of “between Mach 3 and Mach 4, a ceiling of over 100,000 ft. and a maximum range with allowances of about 1,000 nautical miles,” according to the document.

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A cutaway sketch of an alternative design proposal for the USAF Project 1794 prototype.

If the plans had followed through to completion they would have created a saucer, which could spin through the Earth’s stratosphere at an average top speed of about 2,600 miles per hour. Wow. It was also designed to take off and land vertically (VTOL), using propulsion jets to control and stabilize the aircraft. Admittedly the range of 1,000 nautical miles seems limited in comparison to the other specifications – but if you’d hopped on the disk in New York it could’ve had you in Miami within about 24 minutes.
The document also hints that the product development seemed to be going better than planned; “the present design will provide a much superior performance to that estimated at the start of contract negotiations.”
It begs the question – why was the project dropped? Why aren’t wars being fought with flying saucers? The cost of continuing to prototype was estimated at $3,168,000, which roughly translates to about $26.6 million in today’s money and wouldn’t have been an insane price for such advanced technology. The problem with the other flying saucers developed under the same program (see video) is pretty clear. They didn’t get anywhere near 100,000 feet in altitude, more like five or six if you were lucky – so the military finally pulled the plug in 1960.

Mac: Source, http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNFHMwhSgu-SjMgyAEKD-A1OKQOdqQ&url=http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/10/the-airforce/

NASA considering a space station beyond the Moon

 

Reports indicate that NASA wants to build a space station beyond the far side of the Moon.

This space station, dubbed the “Gateway Spacecraft” would be positioned approximately 38,000 miles from the Moon in a location known as EML-2, or Earth-moon Lagrange Point 2. The website io9 explains that, “At this spot, the combined gravities of the Earth and Moon create an equilibrium point, that would allow NASA engineers to position the spacecraft with a minimal amount of power required to keep it in place.”

NASA has high hopes for this outpost to be an international project. In a cost-saving effort, construction of the outpost would utilize spare parts from the International Space Station, as well as Russian and Italian hardware.

Artist’s conception of an Orion capsule at the L2 point on the farside of the Moon.
(Credit: Lockheed Martin)
 
This space station would be useful because, as io9 states, the outpost would “serve as a staging area for future missions to the Moon, Mars, and potentially beyond.” Space.com reports that early missions to Earth-moon L2 “can support robotic operations on the far side of the moon, to explore unique geological features like the enormous and ancient South Pole-Aitken Basin, or to deploy radio telescopes in the quiet zone,” according to Josh Hopkins, a space exploration architect for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.
If things go according to plan, construction on the “Gateway Spacecraft” could reportedly begin as soon as 2019.


UFOS: The Way Newspapers Used To Do It

 

One of the frustrating aspects of covering the paranormal is its treatment in the mainstream media, if the media covers the paranormal topic at all. You’ll be hard pressed to find a ghost story without a mention of “Ghost Busters,” a Bigfoot report without a reference to “Harry and the Hendersons,” or a UFO story without the term “little green men” or the “X-Files” theme playing in the background.
But there was a time when major metropolitan daily newspapers took UFO reports seriously, such as this encounter near Kansas City, Missouri, that appeared in the 18 February 1967, edition of The Kansas City Star. Stella Holcomb, a mother of seven in her early thirties, looked out the north living room window of her Prairie Lee Lake, Missouri, home at 7:50 p.m. when she saw something that shouldn’t be there – a saucer in the sky.

“It was as big as a house, oval shaped, and had red, green and blue blinking lights,” she told The Star.
Holcomb’s husband Don, a member of the Kansas City Fire Department, and neighbors on their cozy cul-de-sac at the north end of the lake, Nadine Wagner and Marlene Morris, were in the living room when Holcomb saw the light in the sky.
“Sure, we saw the thing,” Morris said in the newspaper account. “We saw it coming in like a star and we all jumped in the Holcomb’s station wagon. Us three women and thirteen kids.”
Don Holcomb had to report to work, so the women and children pursued the craft.
 

“The thing came from the west like a big red ball,” Stella Holcomb said. “It turned south, then west right out there back of our house. I’d say about a half mile away.”
The craft then moved west and seemed to descend into the tree line near the bottom of a hill.
“We thought it landed,” Holcomb said. “That’s why we jumped into the station wagon and followed it.”
Several teenagers who had gathered for a service at the Prairie Lee Baptist Church across the road stood outside to watch the UFO. Holcomb drove her Rambler station wagon west on her paved street, then down a rural dirt road, chasing the craft.
It hovered about forty or fifty feet above a pasture about 300 feet away from the cars.
“As soon as I slammed on my breaks, the kids piled out of the car and started running across a small ravine towards the fence,” Holcomb said. “As soon as they reached the fence, the UFO started moving away.”
Although the adults couldn’t make out many details of the craft because of the bright lights it emitted, Mark Morris and Earl Holcomb, who ran to the pasture fence, said through the flashing “red, green, blue and white lights,” the craft was “round like a saucer.”
As the group stared at the house-sized saucer, smaller craft began to circle above it.
When it began to move away, the women called the children back into the car and the chase began again, going onto U.S. 50 highway before Holcomb’s station wagon began to have car problems and they returned home.
The ship followed them. When Holcomb pulled into her driveway around 8:30 p.m., the craft descended and landed behind a grove of trees about a quarter mile away from the house.
 

“I know it was on the ground because I could see the lights shining through the trees,” she said.
Holcomb called nearby Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base and within a half hour a military airplane circled the area above her house. Air Base Capt. James Stethens kept Holcomb on the telephone, relaying what she saw to the pilot of the airplane searching the area; but the pilot never saw the glowing saucer or the smaller lights that had again become airborne.
“It zipped over, around and under the plane,” Holcomb said. “I can’t see how he could help but see it. But he said he didn’t.”
Someone at the Air Force base did. “The Air Force did say they spotted an object on radar,” Earl said.
While Holcomb spoke to Capt. Stethens, Wagner, her husband and three children drove to the shelter house of the nearby lake and watched the craft hovering, and the Air Force plane circling over it.
A Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at the Holcomb house at 9:42 p.m. and saw the patrolling plane, but couldn’t see the UFOs.
“I am not a drinking woman and I am not silly, and I sure don’t know how to explain this sort of thing, but a lot of people saw the same thing I saw,” Holcomb said. “I’m beginning to wonder, could it be that just certain people can see these flying objects?”
Follow-up calls to the base by the nearby newspaper The Independence Examiner, failed to reach Capt. Stethens to confirm the Air Force’s response to the call. Richards-Gebaur closed in 1994.