Saturday, 11 October 2014

American University to hold UFO panel discussion


One of the most prestigious universities in the United States has announced that it will hold a serious panel discussion on UFOs, hosted by former CNN anchor, and UFO witness, Miles O’Brien.
Often UFO researchers and enthusiasts voice their concern that mainstream establishments do not take the UFO topic seriously. Well, once in awhile events like the one scheduled at American University take place and suggest that things might be changing.
American University recently announced that it will hold a panel discussion called UFOs: Encounters by Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials. It includes ” four prominent national figures,” and is based on the Honors Colloquium, Alien Contact: Science and Science Fiction, by professor and filmmaker John Weiskopf.

The events page for the panel includes a video from Weiskopf describing the event (seen above). He says, “This panel gives you an opportunity to hear from leading investigators, and from eye witness Colonel Charles Halt, the Air Force Deputy Base Commander near Rendlesham Forest. He stood 20 feet away from a UFO, and he recorded the event.”
Along with Halt, the panel will also include investigative journalist and author Leslie Kean. The title of the event is taken from her New York Times best-selling book UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record.

Leslie Kean being interviewed by Chilean media during a visit in 2012. General Ricardo Bermúdez, head of CEFAA, Chile’s official department of UFO investigation, stands to her right. (Credit: DGAC)

Other panelists include author Thomas Carey, one of the leading experts on the Roswell incident, and Dr. Richard Haines. Haines is the co-founder of the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NICAP), and is a former NASA researcher. Haines served as the Chief for Space Human Factors Office at NASA’s Ames Research Center from 1986-88.
As you can see, all of the panelists are people who either had their own UFO experience or research the topic. Although skeptical, none of them are skeptics. The discussion appears not to be a debate, but rather, the presentation of compelling evidence for the serious investigation of the UFO phenomena.
I am sure many will feel that American University holding such an event is quite shocking. Weiskopf appears to be aware of the novelty of the event. In the video he notes, “There has been no program likes this.”

The choice of the moderator is also very interesting. The tone of a panel is set by the moderator, who can easily sway the focus to be comedic, or incredulous. However, the moderator in this case is beloved and credible, and perhaps one of the more prominent figures to have admitted that he also has seen a UFO.
The moderator for the event, Miles O’Brien, is a former anchor for CNN, and has largely specialized in science, technology, and aerospace. Recently, he has won the hearts of many with the amazingly positive attitude he has had towards the loss of his left arm due to an accident.

Miles O’Brien (Credit: PBS)

O’Brien shared his UFO experience on CNN after the airing of one of a series of news reports on UFOs he had put together. He introduced the piece mentioning that the believed in UFOs, and after the piece played, one of his co-anchors asked him about his UFO comment.
He explained:
Well, you know, I saw something that was very odd about 20 years ago with my wife. We’re in Maine. It was dusk. We saw what looked like, you know, a planet, you know, bright planet, but then it took a 90-degree turn and took off at about Mac 20. And I’m a pilot. I know speed. It was amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it. Could have been a meteor. Could have been some block program. Could have been something else.

The panel at American University will be held on November 12, 2014 from 7:30 – 10 pm. According to a tweet by Kean, it will be free and open to the public.
The panel is made up of some of the most respected, credible, and well spoken individuals to ever research the UFO topic, and with a beloved moderator who has also had his own UFO experience, the event is sure to make people who had not thought much of the topic to a closer look.

UFO or Drone Over Pro - Democracy Protest In Hong Kong 2014

Published on 5 Oct 2014 By Mac's UFO News

Spacing Out! Ep. 92 - Police and NORAD investigating UFOs in Colorado?

Published on 10 Oct 2014 By Open Minds Production
Police and NORAD said they were investigating a mass UFO sighting in Colorado. But they now claim otherwise. That and other UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!

Is Bigfoot an alien? UFO conference to consider various possibilities at upcoming conference

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

YOUNGWOOD, Pennsylvania — Bigfoot, traditionally, is viewed as a simple creature of the woods while UFOs are considered sophisticated visitors from outer space.
Yet, could there be a connection between the two?
Speakers will discuss this possibility at the upcoming Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) of Pennsylvania's seventh annual Pittsburgh UFO-Creature Conference, slated for Nov. 8 at the Westmoreland County Community College near Youngwood.
"There are two different fields of thought with Bigfoot: one that Bigfoot is flesh and blood and, two, that he is inter-dimensional or alien," said Fred Saluga, MUFON's West Virginia state director and Pennsylvania regional director, who is scheduled to speak with Brian Seech, director of the Center for the Unexplained, in a presentation called "Bigfoot and Mysterious Creatures."
A native of Luzerene Township now living in New Cumberland, West Virginia, Saluga, 65, is one of several presenters who will speak on a variety of topics at the conference. Many of them are appearing on television shows. They include journalist Nick Redfern, who appears in "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel, Derrel Sims, who appears in "Uncovering Aliens" on the Discovery Channel," PA MUFON director John Ventre, of Greensburg, who appears in "Hangar 1" on the History Channel and "Alien Mysteries and Close Encounters" on the Discovery Channel. Seech also appears on "Monsters and Mysteries" on Destination America.
Ventre said as a result of the shows, membership and case reports to MUFON have grown higher nationwide. In Pennsylvania, interest was already strong enough to support three annual conferences that take place in Westmoreland County, Erie and Philadelphia.
"We get six cases a week, about 300 a year," said Ventre.
But the shows make it easier for people to discuss their own experiences.
"I think people are starting to come out now with shows like 'Hanger 1,'" said Saluga, 65, a former police officer who is starting a group called the Bigfoot Research Project in Pennsylvania. "Before, everyone was afraid to say anything. The more you get into this, you realize there's so much in the world we don't understand."
MUFON has been investigating unexplained occurrences since its founding in 1969.
"Pennsylvania is one of the biggest states for reports," said Bob BeHanna, 39, of Uniontown, who is state Section 6 director for PA MUFON.
And many of those cases involve Bigfoot.
"Fayette County has been notorious for Bigfoot sightings for many years," said Saluga, noting people have made reports in Uniontown, Dunbar and along the Chestnut Ridge.
But a Bigfoot creature has never been captured, which leads some to wonder if it might be a ghost or an alien.
"It's like someone put him down and then picked him up. Is that possible for a flesh-and-blood animal?" asked Saluga.
"If you think about it, we'd have found something if it was flesh-and-blood," said BeHanna.
To further that argument, investigators say there are incidents where Bigfoot and a UFO have been seen in the same area.
One happened in the countryside near Uniontown on Oct. 25, 1973, when witnesses saw a glowing object in the sky that landed in a pasture and two Bigfoot creatures came out of the woods.
In another Fayette County episode that took place in the mountains in 1974, a woman reported shooting a Bigfoot that she discovered at her backdoor. The creature disappeared.
While no creatures have been captured, investigators have found strange tracks in areas where Bigfoot has been sighted. Saluga has a cast of a large, four-digit track made in 1979 in Pittsburgh's North Park.
While some may scoff at the idea that Bigfoot could be an alien, Saluga said, "Until we find out what they are, there are no experts."

Milky Way Galaxy 'Home to 3,000 Alien Civilisations'

By  Hannah Osborne
There are probably thousands of alien civilisations living in the Milky Way, but our chances of ever meeting them are extremely low, an expert has said.
Michael Garrett, head of the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (Astron), made the comments at the International Astronomical Congress in Toronto.
Reported by Discovery News, the astronomer said data collected by Nasa and other space agencies suggests that Earth is one of 40 billion potentially habitable planets in our galaxy.
In addition, another habitable planet is believed to form every year, meaning the chance of alien civilisations existing is very high - there may be around 3,000 alien civilisations already out there according to the study.
However, Garrett said that with the sheer size of the Milky Way, sending out signals and receiving one back from a civilisation advanced enough to possess this technology is unlikely at the moment.
"On average, you'd expect the civilizations to be separated by at least 1,000 light-years in the Milky Way," he is quoted as saying. "That's a large distance, and for communication purposes you need to allow for twice the travel distance, so you're talking about civilizations that have to be around for at least a few thousand years in order to have the opportunity to talk to each other."
He pointed to Earth as an example of how life developed, with extremely simple life forms having been around for billions of years. Intelligent life only arrived much later, he said.
"We don't really know the time scales in which civilizations persist. [Intelligent life only developed] essentially in the last few minutes of the overall evolution of life on the planet. I don't want to be too negative about this, but... my basic conclusion is that Seti (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) signals will be rare in the Milky Way."
While Garrett does not expect to hear from aliens in the near future, experts at Seti are more hopeful.
In March, leading Seti astronomer Seth Shostak said he expects to make contact within the next 20 years thanks to advances in technology.
Speaking to Popular Mechanics, he said the search is still in its infancy, and is limited by equipment and money, but believes we are not far off: "My guess that we'll succeed in the next two decades is based on the fact that with improvements in digital electronics and computers – which are getting better and cheaper, following Moore's law – we will be continually sifting through the sky faster.
"And you can extrapolate how fast we'll be able to search, assuming we have the money, in the next decade or two."

Megan Fox: Aliens have always been here

By Expose Entertainment
 Megan Fox never worries about being cast as the 'pretty girl'.Megan Fox thinks aliens helped build the pyramids.The actress stars in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as journalist April O'Neil, who has to convince people she hasn't dreamt up the unusual superheroes.Even off screen, the 28-year-old has no problem believing there is other life out there."I believe in everything other people find absurd," she told"I believe in aliens. How would they have built the pyramids otherwise?
There are so many unanswered questions and I'm very open-minded. I think anything is possible. Much of what we know now used to be thought of as absurd."In the film, her character is frustrated people don't take her journalistic abilities seriously as she works in the entertainment industry. She could draw parallels to her own life, as she is often cast as the 'pretty girl'. However, it's of no concern to the mother-of-two."I don't worry much about what other people think when it comes to my onscreen performances," she shrugged."That's my job. I never think, 'I deserve an award for this role.' It's all subjective; everyone is entitled to their opinion."Of course it helps to be attractive in the film industry. It's a visual medium. I don't know why I would have a problem with that."
Alongside helping turtles fight crime on screen, Megan raises sons Noah and Bodhi with her husband Brian Austin Green. Starring in the film prompted her to reflect on real-life heroes."I think anyone who is a mother is a hero every day, because they have so much responsibility," she reasoned."When you have a child, you'll never be the same person again because you worry every second of every day."

Viewer video: UFO or military jet training?

Carolina Live / News Channel 15

A tourist in Cherry Grove saw an unidentified flying object from his porch on Saturday night, and he's got video to prove it.
"Up to the northeast there was this light, a round light, probably I would say 20 percent the size of the moon," explained Mick Rudi, 69.
Rudi said he has been coming to the area on vacation since he was a baby and has never seen anything like it.
Rudi said he still can't explain what he saw.
"It didn't move, it just hung there and I watched it and I said what the heck is that? It gradually got smaller and smaller and disappeared over the horizon," he said.
Rudi grabbed his binoculars to get a closer look at the UFO and then decided he needed to record what he was seeing.
"You always see lights out there, there are boats and airplanes flying around, but this was nothing of that. The light itself did not illuminate the surface of the ocean which if it was some kind of a flare, it would have done that," he said.
We took Rudi's video to Jeremy Bass, an aviation expert and owner of Exclusive Helicopters, to see what he thought of it.
"That looked very much like a military jet training and the different color variations appear to be just different heat signatures, as the pilot was asking for different performance levels out of the engine," Bass said after looking at the Rudi's video.
But what about the moment Rudi said he saw the object disappear? Bass said he has an explanation for that too.
"It's not actually disappearing, it's just that that aircraft has now turned and is flying toward the viewer and they're so far away you don't see navigation lights," he said.
Bass added that he's seen that same thing many times before, not only from land but also when he's flown aircraft.
"I have seen the same shot that you just showed me. I can't begin to count the number of hundreds of times. The same look of that in so many different configurations. It's not even questionable. You're looking at a jet out there flying around that they're so far away, it appears that it's doing things that it's not," he said.
Another aviation expert echoed Bass' statements, saying that the object was definitely military.
But Rudi isn't convinced. He still thinks what he saw was out of this world.
"I was fascinated because you read stories about people seeing UFO's and various similar type things and I thought holy cow, I've never seen one and this is my opportunity," he said.
You can watch the video that Rudi shot by visiting the WPDE NewsChannell 15 YouTube page or by clicking here.

UFOs caught on camera over El Paso, Texas

Published on 5 Oct 2014 By HempSaves
This is footage that was taken out of my own camera from inside of an apartment complex in El Paso, TX on Oct. 4th, 2014 starting at 7:16 PM. The second set of footage was taken starting at 7:29 PM. I believe these to be Unidentified Flying Objects because of the strange ways that the lights in the sky were moving. There was no perceivable wind that day, and the temperature was approximately 70-75 degrees, and the sky was clear with only light pollution blocking out the stars, but these lights were much brighter than the stars in the sky, and they were easily visible through the light pollution. The lights took upon triangular and "V" formations throughout the footage, and at a few points, one appears to go up while the other goes down, and one goes left while the other goes right. At certain points, the UFO's began to hover until disappearing into the night's sky. I don't know what these lights were, but I think "Chinese lanterns" is the incorrect answer for some reason, and the local police stated that they hadn't heard any reports of "Golden Knights" or "Chinese Lantern" activities..

Position: I was standing in the NE part of El Paso close to the Walgreens on Dyer/Wren St. I was facing the direction of East to Northeast when I was capturing the footage. Keep in mind that I was facing the direction of land that is owned by the military at Fort Bliss, so maybe it's some kind of advanced military craft. To be honest, I have no idea what these lights were. I scoured the internet for any evidence of Golden Knights and/or Chinese Lantern shows/activities, and I could find nothing, so your guess is as good as mine at this point.

Cigar UFO enters lighting cloud in Puebla Mexico

Published on 9 Oct 2014 By  pisosmadera
08/10/2014 OVNI Cigarro entra en nube Electrica o portal en Cierra Norte Puebla mexico
Bing translation:  08/10/2014 UFO cigar enters cloud electrical or portal Closes North Puebla mexico

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Birmingham: Olton dog walker claims UFO close encounter

A UFO spotted by Matt Law in Hythe, which Richard Westwood says is identical to what he saw over Olton

Man shaken by line of pulsating orange lights in the sky - and is adamant Chinese lanterns were not to blame
Picking his way along a canal towpath Richard Westwood suddenly became aware of a strange, pulsating orange glow in the clear night sky.
The 45-year-old was walking his German shepherd Ted at the time.
He looked up at the inky blackness.
And there, 1,000 feet above, a strange craft throbbed, its lights blazing brighter than the star-spangled canopy.
Richard instantly knew the strange object above Castle Lane in Olton, Solihull, was no plane.

“There was no engine noise and the lights were not moving away from me,” said the painter and decorator.
“This was no plane – or helicopter.”
Richard, who spotted the UFO at 10.30 last Thursday, is adamant he didn’t witness a cluster of Chinese lanterns, either. “Heat rises. The thing that I saw was perfectly still.”
Richard insists that this was a close encounter.
“I observed a set of three red to orange coloured glowing lights, hovering in a line above the trees and canal below,” he said.
“The set of lights eventually moved off together very slowly. They just silently glided away, straight and level in a northerly direction towards Richmond Road following the canal.
“The two outer lights were large and faced backwards – plane lights don’t face backwards. They glowed bright red to orange.
“The centre light was smaller and flickered red to orange. The craft was airliner-size, judging by the distance of the lights along it.”
Richard’s experience is identical to a UFO report lodged by motorist Matt Law in Hythe, Kent, last June.
Descriptions of the mysterious machine are identical.
Matt, aged 29, said: “There is nothing I know which can remain stationary in the sky and make no noise.”
Richard also describes himself as a sceptic, but can find no earthly explanation for the Olton X File.
He added: “I’m not sure what it was, but in 45 years as an Olton resident living near and walking my dog along the canal every night I have never seen a plane follow the line of the canal at any altitude.”
Dave Hodrien, chairman of Birmingham UFO Group, said Chinese lanterns could not be discounted.
The 37-year-old added: “This has all the characteristic hallmarks of Chinese lanterns. People get tricked because they follow air patterns. They flicker and, when carried by the wind, they move in the same direction and in the same pattern.
“You have got to remain a realist. A lot of sightings are mundane things which, under the right conditions, can seem unusual.”
* Did you see the strange light display over Olton? email

UFO In Erie, According To Viral Video

By Brandon Arroyo / WSEE12 

ERIE, PA (WICU/WSEE) -- As the newscast ended on September 26th, as a controversy began. Asking about a mysterious light formation shining in the night sky.

"i have no idea, the top of a building?"

The YouTube video shedding light on this mystery claims the light formation is an "alien mothership". As of Wednesday, that video has now been seen a whopping 78-thousand in just five days.

Brandon Arroyo set out for the location of the scene to see what he could find. When nothing turned up, we turned to you.

"ummm, it's probably, I don't know"

"I don't think every light you see is a UFO"

" I don't know, some type of distortion"

"No one seems too sure what's going on, but the idea of a floating object over Lake Erie seemed a little bit far fetched for me. So i thought the best place to start looking for answers, was the place where the question started, the WICU12 tower cam down here at Millcreek Mall"
After grabbed some new video from the camera and matched it up with the viral sensation, we found the light appears to be on the shore. In contrast to being located in the sky which was the first thought
Was it a boat? Was it a reflection of the moon? Do we technically have an unidentified flying object?

"I'm not sure, why would they come only on top of Erie"

In Erie, Brandon Arroyo reporting. 

National UFO Alert: September reports spike in four states


A September spike in U.S. UFO reports occurred in Maine, Vermont, New Mexico and Oregon, according to witness reporting statistics released October 1, 2014, from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
“The four states were rated in the National UFO Alert Rating System as a UFO Alert 2 which represents 3.01 – 4.0 reports per million residents during the month of September 2014.”
Nevada, Colorado and Indiana were the next highest reporting states showing between 2.51 and 3.0 reports per million residents and listed as a UFO Alert 3.
Only Missouri earned a UFO Alert 4 rating with reports per million residents between 2.01 and 2.5. All other states were listed as a UFO Alert 5 with 2.0 sightings per million residents or lower. These numbers are based on the month when an event occurred, and not the month in which it was reported.
As the highest reporting states per million residents, the actual numbers are: Maine, 4; Vermont, 2; New Mexico, 8; and Oregon, 15.
The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.
The UFO Alert Rating System has previously only reported on the raw numbers by state to rate each state. Beginning October 2014, the rating will change to rank states by population.
Disregarding populations, the top 10 reporting states for September 2014 were: California, 93; Pennsylvania, 32; Florida, 32; Ohio, 31; Arizona, 29; Michigan, 28; Texas, 27; New York, 25; Illinois, 24; and Indiana, 24.
The sphere remains the most-reported UFO shape with 140 September cases, down from 179 August cases; 216 July cases; 156 June cases; 129 May cases; 150 April cases, 131 March cases, 91 February cases; and 240 January cases. Other shape reports include: Circle, 84; Star-Like, 82; Triangle, 64; Disc; 61; Oval, 53; Other, 53; Unknown, 50; Fireball, 33; Cylinder, 20; Diamond, 15; Cigar, 14; N/A, 13; Boomerang, 13; Cone, 10; Flash, 9; Blimp, 7; Egg, 5; Chevron, 4; Saturn-like, 4; Bullet-Missile, 4; Teardrop, 4; and Cross, 2.
The object’s distance from the witness includes: Less than 100 feet, 115 cases; 101 to 500 feet, 75 cases; 501 feet to one mile, 169 cases; over one mile, 218 cases; unknown, 238; and no value stated, 16.
In addition, there were “23 landings, hoverings, or takeoffs reported and 0 entities observed.”
The most interesting UFO reports do not necessarily come from high reporting states – but those states with higher numbers do account for some of the most interesting evidence to study. While UFO sightings seem to pop up randomly around the country, this list is meant to offer a small insight into where Americans are filing reports.
Infographics for this reporting period were created by and include: Most Witnessed Shapes by State, Sightings By Country, Sightings By State, and Sightings Per Million People.

Green UFO Recorded During Montreal Weather Report


By Paul Seaburn

Watching the local weather report is generally just a boring activity between the news and sports, but viewers in Montreal will be paying closer attention to theirs after a glowing green UFO appeared while a reporter was being filmed outside.

The incident occurred on October 2 at 10:38 pm. Weather specialist Colette Provencher of the Montreal news agency TVA was delivering her report from a rooftop when a bright green glowing ball shot into view above her right shoulder. As it dropped in the sky, it turned orange before disappearing over the horizon. Provencher had no idea it happened and the program moved on to a report about a nearby fire. TVA later checked with the local police who stated the fire was not related to the green UFO.

Was this UFO a green fireball? The mystery and controversy surrounding green fireballs dates back to the late 1940s when they began to be spotted regularly in the southwestern United States, especially over – you guessed it – New Mexico. Meteor expert Lincoln La Paz investigated and concluded that they were not meteors but could be Russian spying devices or possibly alien spacecrafts. Enough reliable witnesses saw them that an investigation called Project Twinkle was implemented. It quickly determined that the green fireballs WERE meteors, a conclusion disputed by La Paz, and the project was dissolved after two years.

As for the Montreal green fireball, Sebastien Giguere, scientific and education coordinator for the Mont-Mégantic Observatory AstroLab, said it was a meteor that had been seen that night in many parts of the eastern U.S. and that the green color could just be an indication that it contained magnesium, which burns blue-green. This was disputed by Pierre Hudon, a meteor expert at McGill University, who said he had NO reports of meteors in the area that night and, if it were a meteor, it would have lit up the sky behind Provencher’s head.

Why such disagreement among meteor experts? Is there a secret military base in Montreal? Is the Russian government spying on Canada? Did an alien spacecraft misread its GPS directions to Area 51? This green fireball is a long way from being resolved.

Montreal 'ball of light' mystery deepens

By Kate McKenna, CBC News

Experts say a mysterious ball of light over Montreal last night was not a meteor, raising questions about what that ball of light could be.
The website Lunar Meteorite Hunters reports sightings of the ball of light down the Eastern seaboard, including Quebec, Ontario, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Wyoming and Ohio.
But McGill's meteor expert, Pierre Hudon, says the ball of light could not have been a meteor because when a meteor flies through the sky, the entire sky lights up for several seconds. Hudon says he's received no reports of that happening.
"In Canada we have a network of cameras," said Hudon, "and we didn't receive any reports by camera this morning."
Hudon would not speculate on what the ball of light could be, saying "it could be anything."
The ball of light was captured over the shoulder of weather specialist Colette Provencher during a TVA broadcast at 10:38 p.m. ET Thursday night.