Thursday, 14 February 2013

UFO News Links For Thursday 14th February 2013

Alien Encounters In Connecticut:
Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal Activity, Bigfoot, Mothman, UFOs and Other Unexplained Phenomena

Alien hunters hit rock bottom – The Australian

UFOs - scientific research: Paul Dean's National Archives of Australia search

How to Find Aliens (Alien Plants, Too) by Probing a Planet’s Colors – Time

UFOs spotted over Apalachicola - Local News -

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists are helping search for alien life forms – Edmonton Journal

The UFO Trail: Questions on Disclosure

Glasgow council sets out detailed alien encounter response – Public Service

UFOs - scientific research: Predicting the future of UAP research

Americans Expect A Human Mission To Mars In 20 Years – Popular Science

Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Argentina: The Museo del Ovni Reopens

UFO spotted over Loscoe? – Ripley Today

A fleet of 'bird-like' UFOs in Mexico

Planet color may suggest alien life – Space Daily

Lights Whizzing By Jamnager Refinery Leave UFO Rumors In Their Wake

Scientist Explains the Weird Shiny Thing on Mars – Universe Today

Were Those UFOs in the Sky Over Des Moines Sunday Night?

Hitler and the Ark.

PHI Emergency Management Solutions Announces a New Line of Emergency Preparedness Kits with an Alien InvasionTheme

PHI Emergency Management Solutions released their new line of Alien Invasion Survival Kits. These kits are complete 72 hour Grab-n-Go bags suitable for any emergency. These kits meet or exceed the United States government recommendations for emergency kits and have a theme that appeals peoples sense of adventure.
(PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Gilbert Colon, Senior Vice President of PHI Management Solutions announced that PHI’s new line of Alien Invasion Survival Kits is ready for sale. These kits, he said, are based on our successful series of Zombie Apocalypse Kits and are a fun way to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

Ralph Huber, Company President, said that the kits are available for both retail and wholesale purchase. Huber added that they are actively looking for retail distributors of their emergency kits and can even produce custom branding for any retail outlet.
Jim Moody, Vice President of Emergency Management and Training, added that despite the theme, these kits are high quality 72 hour kits designed for home and auto use. "We have found that our themed emergency kits are our most popular products. They all have the emergency items recommended by the U.S. government on the website but also appeal to the sense of adventure in all of us. We believe that our kits are better than the rest because we took the time and designed them to be the best. If you have to use your kit during an emergency, you do not want the bag to fall apart. That is why we started with a high quality military grade pack and made the rest of the components both dependable and reliable for when you need to count on them in an emergency. "
Huber said that these kits can be purchased on line at or on the PHI Management Solutions website He also added that prospective dealers can send an email to to get more information about how to become a distributor.
The PHI team is composed primarily of veterans with over 90 years of combined service. Each member of the team has proven themselves through combat command and has extensive experience in disaster response and planning. Team members have commanded response forces and/or participated in several disaster responses to include the 2005 crash of a civilian airliner in Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina 2005, Southwest New Hampshire Flooding in 2005, New Hampshire Statewide flooding in 2006, Epsom, NH tornado response in 2007, the 2008 New England Ice Storm, 2009 Anthrax Response in Durham, NH, the 2010 NH Wind Storm, Hurricane Irene in 2011, the October 2011 New England Snow Storm and Super Storm Sandy in October 2012.

UFO TV: Alien Contact A Global Phenomena (Video)

Published on 12 Feb 2013 By UFOTVstudios

EBE Award Winner! Best Film - International UFO Congress Film Festival. Featuring Whitley Strieber, Bud Hopkins, Dr. John Mack MD, Professor David Jacobs, Astronaut Dr. Brian O'Leary, Leah Haley, Derrel Sims, Dr. Roger Leir, Nick Pope, Dr. Maria Szilegy, Dr. Rauni Luukanen-Kilda, Dr. Louis Turi, and abductee's from 10 countries.

Extensive research shows that alien abductions are occurring all over the world. In the production of this film, investigators traveled to ten countries in a daring attempt to uncover the truth. In this breathtaking program both witnesses and internationally respected researchers present the facts about this shocking and alarming phenomenon.

Strange implants of an unknown technology are removed from an abductee's. A British policeman is abducted by two aliens, one of which he photographed. Strange landing marks and magnetic anomalies are found on the ground after abduction experiences. A man from Nazareth suffers from severe inflammations after being covered with a yellow dust during an abduction. Includes detailed accounts of UFO and Alien abductions from the United States, Great Britain, France, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Australia and Brazil.

Parental discretion is advised.

UFO Filmed by Pilot Over Costa Rica (Video)

A UFO was filmed by a pilot flying over Costa Rica. The silver, rounded orb flew past his airplane at an incredible rate of speed. What is it?

The video below, posted to YouTube, is a Costa Rican TV broadcast report in Spanish. But the translation in the description tells the story. The pilot was filming out the window with an iPhone when the silver orb whizzed past. But, he claims, he did not notice it at the time.

A closeup of the saucer-like object doesn't help much to identify what it is, but it doesn't resemble any known aircraft. And it cannot be a bird as it is much too large and flying much too fast.

The UFO is rounded, silvery and doesn't appear to have wings. It's not showing aviation running lights and there is no exhaust plume exiting the tail. The craft does resemble many other unidentified flying objects filmed in the area in the last few years, which is considered to be a hotspot for sightings.

Published on 30 Jan 2013
Footage captured by a pilot over costa rico appears to show an unidentified flying object. The footage corresponds to a flight on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In the video we see a rapidly moving object below the aircraft.

The video was captured by the commercial pilot Joseph Daniel Araya, who has more than 500 flight hours. Araya says he was recording with his cell phone when suddenly the camera screen saw the object moving, When he looked out of the aircraft there was nothing, said the pilot,

To find an answer to what happened we went to Jose Alberto Villalobos, astronomer and UFO researcher Alexis Astua.

Villalobos estimated that the object on the screen could have a length between 7 and 10 meters. Its speed could reach 3600 kilometers per hour, seven times more than the ship from which the footage was captured,

Meanwhile Astua does not rule out a UFO but also a secondary reflection theory.The sighting in the South is not strange, since in this region there are constant reports.

UFO Activity at Popocatepeti Volcano Reported in Mexican Media

Is there a UFO base under the Popocatepetl volcano south of Mexico City? And if not, what are the white lights that keep entering and exiting the lip of the giant crater?
Last week, a Mexican news station showed footage which is going to blow your mind. You can clearly see more than one glowing white orb traveling at a high rate of speed into the volcano.
What is your opinion? Is this footage simply clever computer-generated trickery? Or, on the other hand, could these anomalous objects indeed be spaceships, and they are covertly using the mountain to conceal an alien base? This isn't the first time people have noticed interesting happenings around the mysterious Popocatepetl crater.
It seems like Mexico has gone UFO-crazy lately. Every week there is another sighting in the skies of that country. But, you have to give credit to their media, because they are not afraid of covering paranormal activity. If more journalists in the United States were covering UFO encounters, perhaps the American public would get more answers.

Tom Cruise faces an alien race in 'Oblivion'

Tom Cruise in 'Oblivion' (2013)

Tom Cruise appears in a new image from upcoming sci-fi Oblivion.

Joseph Kosinski's (Tron: Legacy) film stars Cruise as a veteran soldier who is sent to a distant planet to destroy the last vestiges of an alien race.
After he rescues a female stranger from a fallen spacecraft, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about the war and his mission.
Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough and Melissa Leo are among the supporting cast of Oblivion.
Speaking to Digital Spy recently, Riseborough described Oblivion as "a really beautiful story" and "a very unsettling piece of film".  Oblivion will be released on April 12.

Major UFO Convention Returns to the Phoenix Area This Month

The International UFO Congress, the largest annual UFO conference in the world, will be celebrating its 22nd year this February 2013 in the Phoenix area. The International UFO Congress is a leading organization for the research and documentation of UFOs, the search for extraterrestrial life, and related information.
The conference will be held at the Fort McDowell Resort and Casino February 26th – March 3rd. It begins on Tuesday the 26th with the EBE Film Festival, an all-day event which is free to the public and features various UFO and related films. Conference presentations begin the following day. Conference admission will be sold in packages for those many guests who make a week of the event, along with à la carte options available for those who just want to check it out for an afternoon. Arizona students will receive a 40% discount when they present a valid student ID at the door. The vendor room, film festival, and skywatch are free and open to the public.
The conference will feature more than 20 speakers and wide variety of exhibitors from around the globe, and covers a large variety of topics related to the UFO phenomenon including sightings, technology, government cover-ups, exopolitics, black projects, crop circles, alien visitation, space, and more.
Panel presentations on Ancient Aliens, Investigating UFOs, and Ufology in the 21st Century will feature authors, researchers and TV personalities and provide the audience a chance to interact with speakers and ask the pertinent questions.
“We strived to pull together a more diverse and interactive line-up this year,” conference co-organizer Maureen Elsberry says, “with both topics and speakers that the general public as well as seasoned UFO researchers can take away something new from. We’re not asking you to believe every speaker you hear, were asking you to keep an open mind.”
One of the most exciting events this year will be the free Night Vision skywatch on Friday March 1st led by Ben Hansen, the lead investigator from the popular SyFy show Fact or Faked. Night Optics USA, a Bushnell company, will be providing some of their latest military-grade technology for the watch.

“We’re going to have literally every genre of night vision equipment you can think of…we probably plan on coming with $30-50k worth of equipment,” said Hansen. “Hopefully we’ll catch something, the last time I did this I recorded something up in Utah that was pretty crazy and I still don’t know what it was.” Night Optics USA will also have a tent in the vendor room all week at the event where people will be able to test the gear in a fun and interactive display.
The event will also feature a cocktail party with local British Invasion band, The Rave, the EBE Film Festival Awards Banquet, and a performance by local musicians the Austen Mack Quartet.
For more information visit: International UFO Congress
About the International UFO Congress:
The International UFO Congress is an Arizona based organization dedicated to the dissemination of information related to many areas in ufology. It was established in 1991 and hosts an annual conference which is the largest of its kind in the world. It features presentations given by authors, researchers, experts, enthusiasts, and those who have witnessed paranormal or anomalous phenomena from all over the world. It also provides a forum to discuss the experiences and findings. This event usually has over 20 Speakers, a Film Festival, tons of vendors as well as experiencer sessions. Topics generally covered are abduction, UFO sightings, UFO crashes, crop circles, paranormal experiences, government conspiracy and much more.

UFOs and UAVs: Known, Unknown, or Drone?


By Micah Hanks

One of the persistent problems with the study of UFOs over the last several decades involves how easily misidentification of known (or at least manmade) aerial objects can occur. In addition to misidentification of “knowns,” there are also the “unknown” aircraft that are occasionally seen taking to the skies, which no doubt constitute a great number of UFO reports–if not the majority of unexplained aerial phenomenon, in truth. But someplace between the known and unknown quantities here are the ever-popular drones.
The explosion of aerial drone technologies into our culture has led to quipping of a wide variety of new catch-phrases and cultural memes, such as “Attack of the Drones,” and “Drone Wars” that incorporate a touch of Star Wars “fandemonium.” The widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles is not relegated only to covert stealth craft used by government agencies, however; a number of civilian drone models that are beginning to see popular use are beginning to reshape the way people will see the skies in the coming decades.
In terms of the technologies being employed, there are definite reasons why drone technologies are on the rise today (thus my reason for ongoing discussion about them on this website). And hence, the pertinent question here is, how will this also shape the future of ufology?


Our world is becoming more and more influenced by the use of synthetic technologies, a number of which have proven a bit vexing in terms of their influence on the study of unidentified flying objects. Take, for instance, this video which has made quite a stir recently, showing a pair of saucers that are all-too-obviously CGI… and yet what’s not so obvious is the fact that virtually everything else in video is also a computer-aided rendering. Such use of computer technologies that employ realistic-looking animation like this have already made the serious study of UFO film or footage to be nearly obsolete, in a sense, as it is virtually impossible to distinguish between the potential “real” craft appearing on film, and the CGI renderings that sometimes occur. And yet, as more drone technologies continue to be deployed on both a military and civilian level, even real-time observation of strange objects in the skies (particularly at night) is becoming more difficult.


So why are we seeing what many would liken to being a “drone explosion?” Quite simply, the technology being implemented in newer drone models didn’t exist until the last few years. “Five years ago the Parrot (drone) couldn’t have existed,” a recent Time article wrote of the advent of newer drone technologies. “Five years ago there weren’t cameras as tiny and sharp or chips as tiny and fast. Batteries weren’t as light and didn’t last as long. Smart phones and tablets still had a long way to go, as did the hyperminiaturized sensors with which (drones like the Parrot are) studded: an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer and a pair of ultrasound altimeters.”
With all these new gadgets that drone technologies are able to implement, they not only are becoming more popular for use in areas outside military and surveillance; they are also becoming more affordable for recreational purposes (yes, there are such things as recreational drones, the likes of the French made AR. Drone 2.0, fitted with cameras that can be controlled with so little as a smartphone). And each of these UAV craft has its own distinctive shape, size, and range of capabilities just as well.


At present, while most drone craft bear obvious similarity to small planes or helicopters, within the next few years this may not remain the case. One of the key problems associated with the study of UFOs over the last several decades involves how such craft might be capable of moving at such an incredible rate of speed, and yet without harming anyone piloting the craft from within. In the case of unmanned aircraft like the popular military drones in use today, these objects may eventually be capable of maneuvers that any piloted craft simply could never undertake under conventional circumstances.
Once we have small, unmanned aircraft that literally behave like the craft in classic UFO reports, there will be obvious advantages to any individual or organization putting such craft to use; although there will also be inherent problems for tomorrow’s serious ufologist, in terms of trying to distinguish the “unknowns” in a field that very well could continue to mimic an elusive technology that has evaded us for decades… or possibly more. Thus, could the implementation of advanced UAV technology in the coming years effectively render the study of UFOs obsolete, in at least some regard?