Posts Tagged ‘UFO’

UFO group uses FOIA’s on FAA. Resulting documentation shows a UFO traveling over 2000 mph was captured on radar.

July 15, 2008

FORT WORTH, Texas — An enormous aircraft without transponders traveling up to 2,100 mph — at one time zooming toward President Bush’s Crawford ranch — is similar to the mysterious object dozens reported seeing, according to radar documents examined by a group that studies unidentified flying objects.

“This shows ample evidence of UFO activity,” said Kenneth Cherry, Texas director of the Mutual UFO Network, which has been studying phenomenon earlier this year in Stephenville and Dublin, about 75 miles southwest of Fort Worth. “They were turning at angles not possible by military aircraft.”

His organization, called MUFON, requested documents from the Federal Aviation Administration, nearby military bases and other agencies under the Freedom of Information Act.

FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said Monday that he had not seen the radar information provided to MUFON and could not comment on it or the group’s interpretation of the data.

MUFON requested reports from the night of Jan. 8, when several dozen people in Texas dairy country — including a pilot, county constable, business owners and former air traffic controller — reported seeing a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast.

Some folks reported seeing military jets chasing it, which also was confirmed in the FAA radar documents.

After talking to witnesses, MUFON investigators ended up looking into 300 reported UFO sightings spanning several weeks and said most were probably planets, cloud formations or stars.

But Cherry said the FAA radar data, which was examined by a radar expert and an engineer who works with MUFON, indicates that some reports do not have logical explanations.

“When you look at that, combined with the witness reports — that’s as close to evidence of UFOs as I’ve seen,” he said.

The object was between 524 feet and 1,000 feet long, according to a MUFON report released earlier this month. It’s unclear if radar picked up the same object at different times or more than one object, Cherry said.

The object was within 10 miles of Bush’s ranch about 8 p.m., but the president was not there that night. MUFON only requested information until 8 p.m. that night, so it’s unclear where the object went after that.

At times when radar picked up a slow-moving object and fast-moving object, it was at the same time and place as witnesses’ accounts, according to the report. At one time, the object accelerated to 532 mph in about 30 seconds and decelerated to 49 mph in 10 seconds, the report stated, based on radar information.

“The authors cannot comment on the source or origin of this object, but it is clear to the authors that the unknown object was real and not imaginary,” they said in the MUFON report.

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Larry King interviewed witnesses from Texas as well as the History Channel’s UFO Hunters. Ck. out the video below.

Man mistakes moon for UFO, calls police to report the “bright, stationary object.”

July 5, 2008

Source with Audio of Emergency Call

Police called out to a 999 call about an unexplained object in the night sky solved the mystery straight away for their operator – “it’s the Moon, over.”

But the emergency call meant the officers were sent out to a house in the valleys area of south Wales.

They were told a “bright stationary object” was spotted above the unnamed caller’s home.

A recording of the call has been released as part of a police campaign asking people to use 999 appropriately.

The Control Room conversation, which took place in May, was recorded – and below is a transcript:

Control Room: “South Wales Police, what’s your emergency?”

Caller: “It’s not really. I just need to inform you that across the mountain there’s a bright stationary object.”

Control room: “Right.”

Caller: “If you’ve got a couple of minutes perhaps you could find out what it is? It’s been there at least half an hour and it’s still there.”

Control: “It’s been there for half an hour. Right. Is it actually on the mountain or in the sky?”

Caller: “It’s in the air.”

Control: “I will send someone up there now to check it out.”

Caller: “OK.”

The mystery was soon solved, as the exchange between control and an officer at the scene, makes clear.

Control: “Alpha Zulu 20, this object in the sky, did anyone have a look at it?”

Officer: “Yes, it’s the moon. Over.”

Control room staff also dealt with a stream of unsuitable calls on the 999 number during an “extremely busy period”, said a spokesman.

Another caller rang asking for help when they wanted to vote for Rhydian on the TV programme X-Factor.

‘Real emergencies’

Another wanted a pound for their supermarket trolley.

Following the calls, South Wales Police has changed the way it answers the phone.

Instead of saying “South Wales Police, how can I help?”, control room staff now say “South Wales Police what is your emergency?”

Since the change, they have reported a 10% drop in 999 calls.

Superintendent Kevin O’Neill said: “There is no doubt in my mind that the public have taken on board the message we sent about making inappropriate 999 calls and thought twice about dialling the number in a non-emergency situation for which we are extremely grateful.

“Thanks to the public we have been able to answer calls, concerning real emergencies, quicker,” said Supt O’Neill.

Between January and June 2008, the force answered 86.4% of calls within 10 seconds compared to 76.2% in the same period last year – an improvement of just over 10%.

The change in the greeting is being monitored by Cardiff University researchers Professor Martin Innes of the Universities Police Science Institute and Dr Frances Rock of the Centre for Language and Communication.

Mars Phoenix lander collects soil samples, transmits images

June 14, 2008

About three weeks after it landed on Mars, the Phoenix lander has collected particles that offer a snapshot of millions of years of life on the Red Planet, the team behind the probe said Friday.NASA’s 420-million-dollar lander has also possibly located ice and is half way to offering scientists on Earth a 360-degree view from its landing site in the Martian polar region, with rocks and hills fading into the dusty distance.

“We’re getting about twice the data volume we were told to expect,” said Peter Smith, Phoenix principal investigator at the University of Arizona.

The team is hoping to find evidence of the existence of water and life-supporting organic minerals in the polar region, on the basis that the similar areas on Earth preserve traces of climate change and signs of life.

More here.

This is exciting, but are we really so arrogant that we forgot what happened the last time NASA received images from Mars? We never learn….