Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?


We always knew they were coming back. After 'Independence Day' redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Release Date: 24 June 2016 (USA) (UK)

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Cast Interview

Have you seen a UFO? You can help with my research

I AM a Brisbane-based researcher and president of UFO Research Queensland, currently documenting the history of sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) in Queensland.
I would welcome hearing from readers who may have had a personal UFO sighting, past or current, or know of such reports from their local area.
I may be contacted by email at or phone our reporting line on 3376 1780.
Our website is where you will find a searchable database going back until 1998 and where you may find some UFO reports from your area.
Our complete collection of over 5000 reports from the public since 1956 has not been transferred as yet to digital format that's why it only holds reports until that year.
There is also a list of other Australian UFO sightings, which may also contain some from your local area.
Take a look at /kbcat/kbmoreintoz.htm for more information.

Sheryl Gottschall
UFO Research Queensland

Possible UFO sighting over Lake Wylie

By Fox 46 Local News

POSTED:JAN 07 2016 11:03PM EST
UPDATED:JAN 07 2016 11:49PM EST
A possible group of 12-15 UFO's were seen above Lake Wylie on Tuesday evening.

A retired U.S. Navy officer says more than a dozen red/orange lights were moving back and forth above the lake. In a report on the National U.F.O. Reporting Center website, he says they circled for 5-8 minutes without a sound.

The National U.F.O. Reporting Center says it has more than 100,000 reports filed of possible U.F.O.'s -- some credible, others not. It believes this report is credible and worth investigation more.

The Center says it is seeing a number of similar cases of red/orange, "fireball-like objects", across the country.

"We can't determine what they are -- that's what makes them so interesting," Director Peter Davenport said. "They're not aircraft, they're not weather balloons, they're not crash dummies, they're not swamp gas -- they're not anything we can point a finger at, which is what makes it so interesting.

"They appear to be something out of the scope of our understanding of events on this planet."

UFO filmed from dash cam over Darwin

Published on 4 Jan 2016
Did we see a UFO on our dash cam? We were leaving a service station in Darwin NT when our dash cam captured a super fast object moving through the sky. We took some screen shots of the video and enhanced them to get a better look at the object which appear at end of the video.

YouTuber Tries Video Editing for the First Time, Accidentally Creates UFO Hoax (Reddit Post - an apology from an idiot)

An Australian YouTuber playing around with video-editing software accidentally created a UFO hoax that was viewed hundreds of thousands of times and sucked in several news outlets. Journalists consulted astronomers and meteorologists, and reported that the unexplained light in the sky was probably ball lightning. Really, it was just a composite someone whipped up in Blender and After Effects.

Over the weekend, Australian National University astronomer Brad Tucker gave the ABC a very plausible and elaborate explanation for the video, trying to make sense of what he was seeing: It had to be a rare combination of an aurora and ball lightning.

"An aurora is when energy from the sun hits the Earth's atmosphere, the energy rubs the Earth's atmosphere with friction and charges the gas," he said. "But the problem is there was no activity from the sun, it was cloudy, we can't see the aurora, so it doesn't really fit."

"The same activity that causes an aurora can actually happen inside our atmosphere if you have a storm with a lot of electrical charge that is rubbing against the gases in our atmosphere, causing it to grow that green or red color," he said.

"Sometimes, if you get a really interesting occurrence, you create something called 'ball lightning.' Normally lightning strikes up and down hitting the ground, but ball lightning is a weird thing where it appears as a ball explosion, sometimes it can even move around in the sky."

It’s a good theory, if you assume the video is real. And Tucker had no reason not to.

"It's probably not Photoshop either,” he said. “Everything kind of fits and it seems right.”

The ABC wasn’t the only news source to pick up the “UFO” video: The Canberra Times and others fell for it, too.

The unintentional hoaxer, “Johnson Thompson,” later released a second video revealing how the whole thing was done: by layering day and night shots of Canberra, then adding sound and lighting effects. Tucker was right about the “aurora” — but it was added in digitally, not caused by energy from an unlikely lightning storm.

He said that he never meant to fool anyone and “didn’t think the video would gain as much attention as it did.”

"I didn't intend for it to be taken seriously, but I made an error in judgement and titled the video as if it was real," he added later on Reddit, in a post called “an apology from an idiot.”

He couldn’t have pulled a better hoax if he’d tried. Not bad for someone who claims he’d just bought After Effects two days before he made the fake video.