Monday, 11 March 2013

UFO News Links For Monday 11th March 2013


UFO Lands On Nova Scotia Beach
Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal Activity, Bigfoot, Mothman, UFOs and Other Unexplained Phenomena

UFOs - scientific research: Was there radar observation of the Westall object?

UFO Conference keynote speakers to interview on Coast to Coast AM Thursday – Monitor

Amazing UFO Stories AND Strange UFO Videos: 1976 - UFO Event Injures Three Women

Don’t jump to conclusions about things in the sky – Gadsden Times

Spaceports: Moon mining race under way

The UFO Trail: Seeking Witnesses to Casselberry July 4, 2004 Case

Nevada: Riding the UFO trail – New Zealand Herald

A Different Perspective: Cedar Rapids Engineer Sees Disks - Beats Arnold by a Day?

Fascination with UFOs began at young age for Greensburg man | TribLIVE

Grant Cameron’s Research On UFOs and U.S. Presidents Gets Recognized By International UFO Congress – Huffington Post

Death Rays: Fiction to Fact | Mysterious Universe

The search for ET is a detective story without a body – New Scientist

BBC News - Antarctic Lake Vostok yields 'new bacterial life'

Topic: UFO - Today's Guest, Eric Melcher - The Ashland City Landing (Video)

 
Published on 8 Mar 2013 By Topic UFO
 
Host Rick Scouler welcomes author Eric Melcher to discuss his new fictional book "The Ashland City Landing" which probes the question: How would humans really react to an ET landing.....

UFO TV: UFOs In Presidential Politics - Grant Cameron (Video)

 
Uploaded on 25 Nov 2010 By UFOTVstudios
 
This LIVE presentation looks at the history of UFOs in presidential campaigns, UFOs in elections, how some candidates have stood on the UFO issue, and news on the UFO files being released by government agencies and institutions.

Grant Cameron (Canada) became involved in extraterrestrial-related phenomena research in May 1975 with a personal sighting near Carman, Manitoba about 25 miles north of the Canada-US border. Over the next 18 months hundreds of sightings were reported, and Grant spent months photographing a series of strange objects and interviewing hundreds of witnesses who were involved. Thus began a 28 year commitment to the subject of UFOs. Grant later moved on to research the work of the legendary Wilbert B. Smith. Smith headed up the Canadian government's flying saucer investigation known as Project Magnet. Cameron later teamed up with T. Scott Crain to research and write the book "UFOs, MJ-12, and the Government," published by MUFON.

Cameron then turned his research interests to the relationship of U.S. Presidents to the extraterrestrial issue. He made countless trips to the U.S. National Archives and most of the Presidential archives looking for relevant documents. A major contribution of his work was a FOIA submission to the White House Office of Science and Technology which yielded nearly 1,000 pages of disclosure documents from the Clinton administration.

This LIVE presentation was given at the X-Conference and features Grant Cameron.

The X-Conference is produced by X-PPAC (Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee) and The Paradigm Research Group, who's mission is to educate Congress, the Press and the Public about the Government imposed "Truth Embargo" and to bring about formal acknowledgment by the U. S. Government of an Extraterrestrial presence engaging the Human Race - Full Disclosure. UFOTV is pleased to present what will be all of the presentations that were given by all the invited speakers at each of the X-Conference events. Stay tuned as we continue to upload further video coverage.

We apologize for the commercials during this online presentation. As stated on our main channel page, the advertising revenue from this program helps to cover the heavy production costs of putting on the yearly X-Conference event.

White Cigar Shaped UFO Follows The NASA Space Station, Allegedly Caught On Live Cam. (Video)

Mac: Since posting yesterday this footage has been proven to be fake.  Please see bottom of post:
 
 
Published on 9 Mar 2013 UFOvni2012
 
 
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A video of a large cylindrical UFO supposedly caught by the International Space Station (ISS) has been getting a lot of attention online. It is a very convincing video; however, it appears to be yet another UFO hoax.
 
The video, posted to YouTube on March 9, is titled, Amazing GIANT UFO Near The International Space Station, March 2013 HD. It is alleged to have been videotaped from NASA’s live ISS video stream, and shows a large cylindrical object in the distance, near the earth, moving slightly slower than earth’s rotation. At first glance, it is exciting. However, as pointed out by Disclose.tv user WillEase666, if you go look at the original video on the ISS Live Feed, the UFO is not there.
WillEase666 writes:
I hate having to debunk my own thread, but I hate people who make fake NASA UFO videos even more!
… the video is from Thursday, March 7 at 10:11am.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29806957
If you stop the original video at exactly at 01:20:34 and you will see the “ufo” simply is not there…nice try though.
He also posted this picture with a screenshot from the original ISS video feed and the alleged UFO one.
 
ISS UFO Video Hoax
Screen capture of the actual NASA video on top, and the modified “UFO” video on the bottom. Click image to enlarge. (credit: WillEase666)

Ancient Astronaut Found On Spanish Cathedral? (Video)


Very impressive carving that seems to depict an Astronaut holding a tether of some kind. The carving is part of a decorative mosaic of motifs, that decorate the Ieronimus Cathedral in Spain.
De-bunkers have claimed that this is merely the work of a mischievous builder who worked on the restoration of the cathedral back in 1992, but some local sources reject that theory claiming, the people who have lived here for generations all know about the hombre de las estrellas, (Man Of Stars) Our grandfathers and grandmothers all talked about him, its common knowledge.
Could this be proof of Time Travel, Alien visitation or something else? As always you decide.

‘Little Green Men’ SETI signal in 1967 focus of new scientific paper


A recent paper in the European Physical Journal highlights a case in 1967 in which mysterious radio signals were discovered by radio astronomers. The possibility of the signals being of extraterrestrial origins caused the astronomers to seriously consider how they would release the information to the public, or if it would be best to bury the information in fear of the temptation to contact potentially hostile ETs. In fact, they were so intrigued by the idea of the signal being ET in origin they dubbed it the LGM signal for “little green men.”
The LGM case was unique in that it sparked discussion amongst SETI scientist to set protocols for how to release the discovery of potential ET signals to the public, and how to verify they are indeed ET in origin. It was also unique in that although the signals were mysterious and lead to an important discovery, the discovery was not of a message from extraterrestrials, but instead the group had discovered pulsars for the first time.
The paper, titled, The SETI Episode in the 1967 Discovery of Pulsars, is authored by Alan Penny from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In the abstract, Penny writes, “Although their investigations lead them to a natural explanation (they had discovered pulsars), they had discussed the implications if it was indeed an artificial source: how to verify such a conclusion and how to announce it, and whether such a discovery might be dangerous.”
 
Jocelyn Bell and the radio telescope used to discover the LGM signal.
Jocelyn Bell and the radio telescope used to discover the LGM signal.

The LGM signals in question were received in the winter of 1967 by radio astronomers at the University of Cambridge. One of the graduate students who worked on the project, Jocelyn Bell, was the first to discover the signals. According to Discovery News, one of the reasons it was mysterious is that no signal like it was every recorded before, and it “mimicked the signature of manmade radar transmissions.” Bell wrote in her thesis, “The possibility that the signals were from some intelligent civilization in the universe was not ruled out: hence the unfortunate nickname ‘little green men’.”
Another group member, John Pilkington said, “We were using the resources that we had to examine a weak and unreliable signal that could have been interference, or equipment malfunction, or a previously unrecognized ‘natural’ phenomenon, or LGM [Little Green Men]. They [LGM] were always a possibility, with awesome implications, but they didn’t really drive the investigation.”
The group leader, Martin Ryle, later wrote how seriously the potential ET origins of the signal were taken when he wrote, “Our first idea was that other intelligent beings were trying to establish contact with us.” He goes on to say that, in the beginning, their investigation began producing data that supported the ET hypothesis.
Facing these extraordinary possibilities, they first felt it was important not to leak their suspicions. They felt the ensuing media frenzy would hamper their research. The scientists in the office next door didn’t even hear of their discovery, or their consideration of the idea that they had discovered the first extraterrestrial “Hello”, until their paper came out. Meanwhile, the scientist wrestled with who to contact, how, or even if. Ryle was very concerned with the implications of contacting an ET civilization. In fact, he had written to Frank Drake, after Drake had sent a signal to space, warning it could be “very hazardous to reveal our existence and location to the Galaxy; for all we know, any creatures out there might be malevolent – or hungry.” So the group had seriously considered keeping their discovery secret so that no other scientist would be as fool hardy as Drake and possibly endanger the planet.
After keeping the signal under their hat for several weeks, and seeking verification, the team eventually discovered that the LGM signal was actually an astronomical phenomenon, and this lead to the LGM actually being the first detection of pulsars. Although this wasn’t an extraterrestrial signal, it did inspire the creation of SETI protocols on how to deal with the discovery of actual ET signals.
 
Alan Penny
Alan Penny (credit: University of St. Andrews)
Penny writes:
This episode is an early ‘real-life’ example of dealing with concerns of subsequent SETI work: how to test and confirm a SETI discovery, how to announce it, and whether sending a message out is dangerous. The process they went through remarkably presages many aspects of that codiļ¬ed by the SETI community team 23 years later in the ‘SETI Detection Protocols’ (IAA SETI Group 1990) and 37 years later in proposals (IAA SETI Group 2004) for dealing with sending signals out in the ’Proposed SETI Reply Protocols’.
You can download Penny’s paper here: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.0641v1.pdf

UFO Files - Beyond the War of the Worlds (Video)


In print worldwide for over a century, The War of the Worlds is H.G. Wells at his best. Beginning with its literary origins, we trace the path of this amazing story from riveting magazine serial through the panic broadcast of 1938, and then to major motion pictures. We uncover the long-forgotten 1968 broadcast that again drove thousands into the streets of Buffalo, New York; and gain exclusive access to a new animated feature film. Loaded with state-of-the-art special effects and stunning reenactments, we revisit not only the famous but the obscure, including the radio broadcast in Ecuador that cost 20 people their lives. Filled with vintage film clips and previously unseen interpretations of the Martians, this is one you won't want to miss!

UFOs and Deer Men in Oklahoma

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By Jason Offutt

A line of clouds began to roll into Lawton, Oklahoma, when Kyle Heying stepped outside his work at Dillard’s one summer evening in 2010. When he lifted his camera up to his eye, he didn’t suspect what the clouds would bring. “I took a picture of the sunset,” he said. “There was nothing special in the sky except for a summer thunderstorm that was brewing to the south.”
 
A dark metallic object rides this stormfront approaching Lawton, Oklahoma, in 2011. (Photograph by Kyle Heying)
 
When he prepared the photograph to post on a social media site, he discovered he’d captured something more than clouds. “I did not notice the object until later while reducing the image size and preparing it for posting on my Facebook page,” he said. “I still have yet to identify what it is.”
A sharp, dark mark just under the approaching storm stood out. When Heying enlarged the photo, he found the object appeared to be metallic, and the shape unlike anything that should be flying over Oklahoma. “The object from that evening thunderstorm still does not make sense,” he said. “Everyone who sees it gets confused.”
 
A closer view of a dark, metallic object photographed in at the edge of a 2011 storm front approaching Lawton, Oklahoma. (Photograph by Kyle Heying)
A closer view of a dark, metallic object photographed in at the edge of a 2011 storm front approaching Lawton, Oklahoma. (Photograph by Kyle Heying)
 
Confusion from the object is nothing like what Heying saw in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge just west of Lawton. Heying, who now lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma, has often visited the 59,000-acre preserve to take photographs of the night sky. One night, he saw something he wished he hadn’t. ”I’m an amateur astrophotographer and astronomer,” he said. “A friend of mine and I go to the Wichita Mountains to do a lot of our own … astrophotography if the weather is permitting.”
Heying and his friend arrived in the mountains near dark in early Spring 2012 intending to stay until 1 a.m., but around 10 p.m., something strange happened. “Shortly before 10, the wildlife began to make a lot of movements,” he said. “Normally while out there, we were at the entrance to Boulder Creek which is a popular astrophotography site at the mountains, you will have some longhorn, elk, buffalo, and coyotes in the distance or nearby even for that matter.”
 
Wichita Mountains

The coyotes yipped and howled as normal, but as the night crept near 10 p.m., the coyote sounds grew fewer, and more distant. A herd of Rocky Mountain elk, reintroduced to the Wichita Mountains, hurried by, followed by a small herd of normally aggressive America Bison that skirted the asphalt parking lot where Heying had parked, “by five feet and did not bother us.”
Then the feral hogs came. “We always go armed with either a handgun or one of our rifles for safety,” Heying said. “They are loud and extremely dangerous. They ran right past us.”
 
A large hog

All the animals ran south, then the air changed. “It became deathly silent, and the air became ominous, and we felt an odd pressure; we started packing everything into my trunk quickly,” Heying said. As the two men put their cameras and telescopes into Heying’s car, something rustled in the tall grass just north of them. And it was coming closer. The men jumped into Heying’s car, rifles at the ready.
“We moved to another observation site to the northeast at the base of Mount Scott, the highest point out there,” Heying said. “We did a U-turn in the parking area and as I made the turn my headlights lighted up a human figure with a head I can not easily describe.”
The creature didn’t look human. “It was as though it had the head of a buffalo or an elk, while standing upright with two legs and two arms that were human,” he said. But the eyes were what terrified him. “The eyes were a dark red.”
Terror consumed Heying, and he didn’t know if he were looking at a beast, or a man in a mask. As the car’s headlights moved over the creature, it jerked as if hit. Heying punched the accelerator and tore away from this red-eyed monster. He didn’t slow until he reached Medicine Park, Oklahoma, two-and-a-half miles away. “We were scared shitless,” Heying said. Sitting in the car at the creek that splits the town of less than 400 at the entrance to the wildlife refuge, the silence outside grew ominous.
“Things got even quieter when we stayed there,” Heying said. “While there we heard one ear-piercing screech or scream, almost a hunting screech of some sort that made my hair stand on end and gave me goose bumps even worse.” The scream echoed through the night; Heying is sure it came from Mount Scott, where they’d just been. Where they saw the beast.
“With that we left the mountains completely, we felt as though we were not wanted there that night,” he said. “The way the wildlife acted, the figure that we came across (that) the animals had to have ran from, and then the scream of which I can only find references to happens to be the Banshee.”
It’s been a year, but Heying knows the image of the beast he saw in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge will haunt him forever. “I cannot forget that figure we saw, as well as the scream,” he said. “It was not human but it was not of any wildlife I am familiar with from out there.”