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Filer's Files
By George Filer

MUFON Eastern Region Director
February 11, 2009

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Dedicated to 5 year old Georgie Filer V whose motto was “Be Happy” and Eddie Pedrick my grandsons who drowned

In Special Reports, this week's files cover: Smallest of 300 Extrasolar Planets Found, Moon Microorganisms Found by Russians, Hieroglyphics and the UFO Phenomenon and A Picture We May Not Wish to Gaze Upon by David Jacobs, PhD.

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena were spotted over: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington. UFOs were also seen in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, St. Martin, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Turkey, and the UK/ England/Scotland.

These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that the over two hundred UFOs reported each week represent technologically advanced spacecraft conducting surveillance of Earth. I personally became interested in UFOs when I chased one over England when flying for the US Air Force. I've been investigating them ever since. The US Air Force under Project Blue Book investigated UFOs for more than twenty years, we continue this research. I believe God has spread life throughout the universe and UFO's are visiting us in ever increasing numbers.

Special Reports

Smallest of 300 Extra-solar Planets Found

A new world is far hotter than ours was found by French astronomers using the COROT space telescope to detect the new planet as it transited its parent star, dimming the light from the star as it passed in front of it. The host star is located 457 light-years from Earth, where one light-year is the distance light will travel in a year, or about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion kilometers). COROT-Exo-7b is located very close to its star, orbiting once every 20 hours. Its temperature is high, ranging from 1,832 to 2,732 degrees Fahrenheit Malcolm Fridlund, ESA's COROT Project Scientist said, "For the first time, we have unambiguously detected a planet that is 'rocky' in the same sense as our own Earth," "We now have to understand this object further to put it into context, and continue our search for smaller, more Earth-like objects with COROT.",2933,487485,00.html

Editor's Note: According to NASA scientist Paul Hill book, “Unconventional Flying Objects,” a space ship traveling at a speed of v/c 0.999999 from COROT-Exo-7b covers one light year in distance in on board crew time in 12 hours and 35 minutes, a piece of cake for an operator who can make that speed. Page 265. According to Einstein time is not a constant factor and is greatly shortened for the space traveler. The primary scientific argument against UFOs is that the distances are too great in space for alien space ships to reach us. I suggest alien technology as proved they can reach us.

Moon Microorganisms Found by Russians

The Soviet Union's Luna 16 spacecraft returned from the moon's Sea of Fertility to Earth with 101 grams of lunar regolith in an hermetically sealed container on September 24, 1970. In February 1972, Luna 20 used a drill to collect more samples and take hundreds of photographs. Further study of the photographs was later undertaken by two biologists at the Russian Academy of Sciences. They noticed particles in the photographs were virtually identical to fossils of known biological species.

Zhmur and Gerasimenko saw the fossil's unmistakable resemblance to modern spiral filamentous microorganisms like Phormidium frigidum, found in growing stromatolites in Shark Bay, Australia. They announced their findings of moon microfossils and in several carbonaceous meteorites from far beyond the moon at a Denver Conference in July 1999. These fossils are solid evidence for ancient life elsewhere in space.

Editor's Note: I spoke with Dr. Gilbert Levin who developed the Labeled Release (LR) experiments for NASA's 1976 Viking Landers on Mar's who states, “New evidence, together with the review of the old, leaves the biological interpretation standing alone. The scientific process forces me to my conclusion, the Viking LR experiment detected living microorganisms in the soil on Mars”. Science does not seem to want to overturn the Theory of Evolution by admitting there is life in space as proved by examination of numerous meteorites and soils on both Mars and the Moon.

Hieroglyphics and the UFO Phenomenon

Kristen Ann Winslet MUFON Field Investigator - (STAR Team) writes, “Hieroglyphics is picture-writing the way Egyptians wrote a long time ago. Hieroglyphics means 'sacred Symbols.' There are only 24 symbols in the hieroglyphic alphabet because there is no x and no c. You use different letters to substitute for the ones that aren't in the alphabet. Hieroglyphics can be read up and down, right to left, and left to right. The way to tell how to read them is to look which direction the figures are pointing and read that way. Hieroglyphics have also been discovered from other ancient civilizations: Cretans, Anatolians, Mayans, Chinese, Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians."

The Dropa Stones were discovered in the mountains on the border that divides China and Tibet, called Baian-Kara-Ula. An archaeological expedition in 1938, led by Chi Pu Tei, trudged into the barely accessible mountain range, and found caves with pictograms of the heavens and stone discs dated between 10,000 and 12,000 years old. The 716 discs were transcribed by Dr. Tsum Um Nui in 1962. After years of study he broke the code that tells the story of a space probe from a distant planet that crash-landed in the Himalayas whose occupants called themselves, Dropa. The Dropas were unable to repair their disabled spacecraft and were stranded on Earth.

Hieroglyphics and The UFO Phenomenon: So, is it possible that all of these hieroglyphics might have come from the same source ? A place from beyond the clouds - aliens ? It seems that the most plausible explanation would be that a civilization not of this earth has brought them here. But this is not enough evidence to arrive at such a conclusion . . or is it ? Well, the theory of Occam's Razor states that the simplest explanation is usually the correct explanation. We must then ask yet another question . . . Could we, the human race have come from another world ? Why would so many civilizations cut off from one another thousands of years ago all use similar writing to communicate? If we are to put trust in ancient text, if we are to have ‘faith' that these writings are true, than we must come to the conclusion that we have been and are being visited by intelligent life not of this earth and what better place to look for proof than in the Bible. Ezekiel I, 4 - 28 " And I looked and behold a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. "

PROOF OF ALIEN CULTURES: The three photographs are taken from two different places on the globe and yet all show elongated skulls that cannot be of human origin. If one looks at all of the evidence, we must admit that we truly are not alone. Thanks to Kristen Ann Winslet MUFON Field Investigator - NJ (STAR Team)

A Picture We May Not Wish to Gaze Upon by David Jacobs, PhD

The abduction phenomenon is something so strange, so unusual; it is very difficult to gain an understanding of it. When I was a UFO researcher strictly examining the outside shells of anomalous objects in the sky, most people thought the abduction phenomenon was purely and totally psychological. Even though there was, of course, the Barney and Betty Hill case. The Hills were obviously not 1950s-style contactees which primarily meant charlatans. One was required to have a lot of evidence to accept the idea that not only were there complex individuals inside the UFOs, but they were kidnapping humans. Furthermore, the Barney and Betty Hill case had embarrassing elements in it, such as a sperm sample taken from Barney, and a needle put in Betty's navel (which she said was a pregnancy test, although it almost certainly was not). When more abduction cases were reported and researchers began to study them, the Hill case provided a model for understanding what was happening. What happened to the Hills, and to others, seemed to suggest an experimental model; this was a learning situation. Aliens were running tests on humans to understand our physiology and our mental processes. The experimental model fit and there was little reason to doubt it. The model became so strongly accepted it seemed to explain most of the evidence from 1966 to the early 1990s. I fully accepted this model in the first seven years of my abduction research. Then as the evidence mounted, I realized the experimental model was not holding. The evidence did not explain how this could be an experiment when they are doing certain procedures on people repeatedly around the world. For example, how many times does one have to run an experiment to learn that when people see horrible scenes of death and destruction, they experience anxiety?

Rather than an experimentally-based endeavor, the evidence began to conform more to a “program” model. As a program it has a beginning, a middle, and an end, and it is goal-directed. The ultimate objective of this program has eluded both Budd Hopkins and me. We do not know why this phenomenon is happening. But, we have an enormous amount of information about what is happening, how it is happening, what the plans are, and how they have been developing it over the years. It is something I find extremely disquieting. From the beginning, this program had many facets. One was a strong reproductive aspect, and another was a neurological feature. Budd Hopkins had discovered egg harvesting and sperm extraction taking place in sterile-looking environments. Oftentimes I found these procedures were accompanied by a strange procedure in which an alien might stare into an abductee's eyes from a distance of a few inches away or closer. The abductee is unable to avert his or her gaze. They feel something happening inside of their minds. They “see” both static and flashing images. Emotions are generated of one sort or the other. Memories are looked at. A whole world of neurological patterns is happening in their minds while this kind of neural engagement is occurring?which I unfortunately called “Mindscan” in my book Secret Life. I have regretted using that term ever since, because it sounds so “science fiction-y” but, in a sense, everything is “science fiction-y” about this phenomenon.

The taking of sperm and ova, the insertion of embryos into the woman, and the extraction of fetuses from her, are also commonly reported aspects of abduction activity. After these types of procedures, a small alien might take an abductee into a room filled with tanks containing a liquid in which fetuses are suspended?an incubatorium. For some reason when a woman is shown these tanks she is led to believe this is a gestation area in which the fetuses are growing and some of them might be hers. Budd Hopkins also first discovered the “baby presentations” in the early 1980s. These entail aliens taking an abductee into another room onboard a UFO and having the abductee hold one or more babies in sequence. Sometimes abductees are required to feed the babies. Thanks to the Journal of Abduction Research to be continued.


California - Reflective Object

San Marcos - On January 31, 2009, at 11:20 AM, looking east at a crescent Moon thru my binoculars, a reflective object became visible. It shone brightly, disappeared and reappeared in my field of view. It was slowly moving west. Some of the time it had a very bright metallic shine, others, not reflective but light and dark. After a few minutes of watching it fade in and out of sight, I saw it pretty clearly as it had moved almost directly overhead at 10 to 15 thousand feet.. It remained for a minute or so, and appeared to be under some kind of control, as if it were gathering data by shifting position slightly. It could appear and disappear in slight increments of distance. A commuter jet approached from the east and the object disappeared as I looked directly at it, and didn't come back into view. Thanks to Brian Vike - HBCC UFO Research:

Connecticut - Flying Triangle

Marlborough -- On February 8, 2009, at 10 PM, witness stated that he saw a very large triangular shaped object that was flying slowly. He said that the object had several white lights. He described these lights as configured in a "weird array." After watching the object for awhile he got in his vehicle and drove in the direction of it to continue his sighting. He described the object as a "Hudson's Valley Triangle."

Note: The witness is comparing his sighting to a wave of sightings in the Hudson's Bay area in the 1980s. The book Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings by J. Allen Hynek, Philip J. Imbrogno, and Bob Pratt contains a concise analysis of these sightings. These triangles were unidentified in 1980s and they are still unidentified today although it is suspected that they are of military origin. Listen to Recording of Witness Report (MP3)

This is a depiction of the craft.

Georgia - Videos

I have several videos of objects that first appear as stars, but when I look closely they blink. I got out my camera with a 35x optical 800 xs digital and these objects are changing colors from yellow, blue, red, orange, etc. They are moving upwards. They will be bright one minute and lose color the next. There are several at a time. Some look like balls changing colors. I have filmed them for several nights now. Tonight I again found them and it was bright red orange but in a horseshoe shape. I have video of all the sightings. Sometimes If I am filming one, while I'm watching, another one will pass by. I have video of these colorful things moving quickly and I struggle to keep them in my view. Others seem to float or glide.

Idaho - Fighters Shoot at UFO Ash Falling

Mountain Home Air Force Base -- My Husband was driving our truck and I was following driving our car headed south on Highway 51 about 40 miles south of Mountain Home AFB, on February 21, 2008, about 7 PM. Up to the east were two bright glowing lights or flares drifting my direction. I flashed my lights and my husband pulled off and we watched the orange lights in motion behind the clouds. A couple of jets came from the west really low and made sonic booms that vibrated through us. They went toward the lights and fired, then flew back over us. Then two more jets flew over firing at the orange lights. Sonic booms and what we believe were weapons being fired. That second time there was a huge boom the sky lit up momentarily like daytime! Seconds later, two more jets went around the other side of the cloud and came back west. From the area in the sky where all the activity was, there came down mostly orange colored streaks and irregular shaped "pieces" trailing what looked like embers behind. We estimate the object that was fired upon was about 300 feet up and about 1/4 mile east of the road. We began to travel south and there was a "rain" of large leaf sized ashes, like snow drifting slowly down over us.

We drove in fog to the small town of Owyhee, Nevada, as it began to snow. The next morning our faces felt burnt and we looked like we had got too much sun. Our eyes were puffy and tender and swelled up for over a month. We tell ourselves that it was most likely a military training exercise, we are also concerned that we may have witnessed something that wasn't supposed to be seen. Thanks to Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research and host of the Vike Report UFO Eyewitness radio show. email: HBCC UFO Research *HBCC UFO Research Blogs* F-15s from the 366th Fighter Wing are stationed here.

Kentucky - Orbs

HENRY COUNTY -- The photographer claims to have hundreds of similar photos of orbs.

Thanks to MUFON CMS

Editor's Note: Shooting with flash can pick up dust in the air. Although some orbs are associated with spirits.

New Jersey - Flying Triangle

MORRISTOWN -- My Mother and I were driving home on a quiet stretch of road near all the orchards around 6:30 PM on January 10, 2009, and she said, “Those can't be the water tower lights." That's when I noticed we were going to drive right under them. Driving closer we saw through the trees it wasn't just one, but three! All three in a V-like formation, the one at the top had five lights, one just a bit lower and to the right had three, and the one to the lower left had two! All different aircraft! We stopped to watch these things. They hovered there for a while. We saw two normal easily identified airplanes fly past, and knew these things were mysteries. We were just amused watching these things. Slowly the things started moving forward, but we knew it wasn't a blimp because we could see the strange outline. Thanks to MUFON CMS

MARLTON -- We had another weird occurrence on February 4, 2009, at 7:26 PM, when my wife and I both witnessed a craft that made four passes low over our area and seemed to originate from the east. I tried to get a better clarification using my Minolta 7X35 binoculars but, the craft was moving very quickly and looked like a boomerang with all white lights. The next or third flyby it looked more saucer shaped again with all white lights. The strangest part is that it was very low over the woods and within minutes we saw 8 or 10 very bright lights bouncing and moving thru the woods at incredibly fast pace, 8 or 12 feet off the ground with absolutely no noise. I tried to focus on them with my binoculars but the lights were intensely bright (bluish-white). After that all has been quite. Thanks to Ed.

Morristown -- On February 7, 2009, at 8 PM, my fiancé was out on our terrace when she called me to see three very bright red lights in a triangle shape. There have been reports in the past several months of sightings. After a minute or so, the three lights formed a single line and began to move slowly north towards the Parsippany area. I looked at the clouds and they were moving southeast, so I didn't believe the wind was moving the object since they were moving north. Once over the Parsippany area, they formed a triangle again and hovered. The lower red light moved up to one of the red lights while the other red light stayed in place. Then it moved back down to its original place, forming a triangle again. Then the red lights moved into clouds and disappeared. Thanks to MUFON CMS

Ohio - Flying Orbs

Cincinnati - On February 6, 2009, I was working in Evanston about 2:40 PM, and flying east was a jet leaving a contrail that was breaking up. Then I noticed three or four white objects that looked almost like balloons fly out of the contrail perpendicular and northward. I thought what are those; they were too high for birds or balloons and traveling fast. I got my camera from the car and set the lens to 5x and started to take pictures. They looked like playful white pearls.

I watched through the tree branches and then over towards 1-71 there was a random formation of orbs and some traveled in lines. I counted 27 but there might have been more. A few of them were a red color that might have been a reflective color. Some were veering towards one another but not in the same direction I watched them until they were gone Thirty seconds later, one more came flying behind them trying to do catch up. They were heading in the direction of Wright Paterson AFB in Dayton.

Thanks to MUFON CMS

Oregon - Two UFOs on Webcam

MOUNT ST HELENS - On February 3, 2009, at 8:25 AM, two sets of lights appeared on the Mount St. Helen's webcam shot. When it refreshed minutes later they were gone. It is not uncommon to see colorful reflections off low clouds on this cam. Likely the lights are just two National Guard F-15 jets heading back to Portland. I grew up in Portland under the shadow of the 1980 eruption, so I check it

Note: I am not sure of the source of these lights, but the witness's hunch that they may be effluents from military jets from the Portland Air National Guard seems reasonable. Thanks to William Puckett UFOS Northwest

Pennsylvania - Triangle Photo

Gallatin -- My wife and I were traveling south on Highway 109; we noticed a strange cloud or object to the southeast. What was so unusual was that the phenomenon was shaped like an eye and the upper edge was a rainbow color. It was pale blue in the center, but you could not see any clouds moving behind it. Also, there were never any heavy clouds moving in front either.

The only clouds that moved in front of this phenomenon were perpendicular and very thin. It seemed that the pencil thin clouds were pulled from the overcast sky and moved over the eye area and then dispersed. We watched this happen approximately seven times. We took four pictures using our Verizon camera phone. The light at the top of the picture is glare from the windshield. Thanks to MUFON CMS

Texas - Three UFO's Sighted

Hooks -- Last night on January 7, 2009, our power seemingly went out and our fan stopped, waking us up. I quickly got up to shutdown my computer, but noticed half the house was without power. It began getting colder in the house so I forced myself to get out of bed to check the breakers; and noticed a flying star moving west extremely smooth straight above me that slowly faded but was still visible. I continued tracking, then it had ten seconds of strong light and ten seconds of faint light. It shifted direction and disappeared again. Then, another light brighter than the first, was flying north to south. I couldn't take it anymore, it was about 5:30 AM, I quickly went inside and got my wife, and she was facing north and saw one! Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Washington - Orange Bright Glowing Object

Tacoma -- My Mother, step brother, boyfriend and sister, were driving on January 19, 2009, at 7 PM, when my sister told us to look at a large bright object that was glowing a light orange and changing colors not like any aircraft we have ever seen. We pulled over and noticed two other objects in a triangle formation with the bright object. We watched for five more minutes and noticed other objects directly beneath the low flying objects we had been observing. The new object began to quickly rise up to the bigger object and vanished. We observed with binoculars and the biggest object and two others remained in the triangular form for about 25 minutes. Ten minutes later, the two dimmer objects disappeared but the bright object remained hovering. An hour later, we saw something on fire with electricity emerging from it, shooting across the sky. Thanks to Brian Vike - HBCC UFO Research:

Worldwide Reports Outside USA

Argentina - UFO Fires the Beam UFO Returns

Alto Rosario -- Residents became witnesses to UFO with glowing white light on January 30, 2009, at 11:30 PM, over the Alto Rosario Shopping Center. It was suspended halfway above the center, engaging in a swinging motion and shooting off beams of light against the ground. Local residents, saw its maneuvers clearly from their balconies and the way it fired beams of light. The object was seen again around 1AM, on January 31.

A second yellow object was seen later moving slowly over the city at low altitude, low enough to cause cars to stop moving. Traffic lights were frozen on “red” and cell phones employed to photograph or record the object were left with grey screens and drained batteries. The object was nothing known to the witnesses. The Vision Ovni team looked into the case as Elias Kolev contacted several witnesses. There is physical and mechanical action involved in the operation of these traffic control lights When there is a power shortage, they enter an intermittent blinking phase. (Translation (c) 2009, S. Corrales, IHU. See video at://

Australia - UFO Turns Red

Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth -- Six witnesses saw a small object which looked like a mammoth bright star cross the sky at quite a speed in the late evening on January 1, 2009. The object then turned red and disappeared. It definitely was not a plane or a comet. UFOINFO -

Illuka, Perth - On January 1, 2009 , about 11 PM, my sister her husband and I were in a spa when straight above us appeared a big bright white light moving north, it was about four time bigger than the brightest star and had no flashing lights at all, like on an aeroplane. The bright light travelled half way across the sky and just faded into an orange trail, then disappeared before us. It did via a slight right towards the end before disappearing. There was no sound at all with this object. Thanks to Brian Vike Director of HBCC UFO Research

Canada - 551 Sightings for 2008

Scarborough, Ontario -- Paul Michael Shishis writes, “I have just discovered this UFO in a photo taken on September 5, 2008, a black morphing UFO witnessed and photographed over Warden Ave, around 12:49 pm. Three days later, while at work, mid morning, there's a loud noise above our work roof. I ran outside and photographed a low flying military C-130 Hercules cargo plane heading towards Lake Ontario with a silver disc shaped UFO under it. Thanks to Paul Michael Shishis

Ajax/Whitby/ Pickering - On January 20, 2009, around 9 PM, I noticed some weird lights on the way to picking up my wife at the Ashburn Golf Club. I got my wife, and we could see a disk with a dome surrounded by a globe of light. I drove home and grabbed my video camera and drove to high ground and started filming. There were four big ones and nine small ones. They were all engulfed in light spheres, but I could easily see their shapes which ranged from disks to spheres to upright cylinders and triangles. I was able to film, but unfortunately only the big ones show up like big pulsing lights. When I started filming they started to move away, but I kept chasing them. I know the drill, because I've done it before and have lots of photos and video shots because the Durham Region is highway for these crafts. The closest one was ninety feet away and 100 feet in diameter. Brian Vike - HBCC UFO Research:

Cyprus -- Bright Orange Object

Limassol -- I was moving north towards Mesa Gitonia when I witnessed an orange like a bright star below the clouds north of Limassol above the hills at 11:45 PM, on January 10, 2009. I continued watching it from the car while driving for five minutes until I arrived home, when it suddenly disappeared. A few minutes later when suddenly it appeared again but less illuminated and flew with a great speed above the clouds and disappeared again. Thanks to UFOINFO -

Germany - Orange Orb Seen

Ramstein Air base -- A group of eight people were outside lighting fireworks on January 1, 2009, and noticed an orange orb in the sky from 10 PM to 12:15 AM. The object moved quickly left and right several times and even came toward us and away again. I estimate the object was a good mile away and made no noise. I was the only UFO interested person among this group and I paid close attention until it disappeared. This event occurred about two miles from the west gate of Ramstein Airbase. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

New Zealand - Photo at Dusk

Nelson - I was at dinner on December 29, 2008, and enjoying the sunset so I took two digital pictures of it. Only later while looking at the pictures on my computer I realized there was something else in the photos. This is when I saw the four lights. Thanks to MUFON CMS

St. Martin Island - Four UFOs

On November 23. 2008, I was on Caribbean on St. Martin Island and took a taxi excursion and I took a lot of pictures of beautiful landscape on one viewing platform. Only while looking through the pictures later did I discover the images of four spheres. The photo on the right is enlarged two of them shined, and one had a steel color. I found these on only one photo, but I made three pictures of the same place in an interval no more than a minute. Thanks to MUFON CMS

Philippines - UFO Photo

Bohol -- This picture was taken back in 2006, at Poblacion Talibon, Bohol, I recently found something fascinating in this picture, at the upper left corner. It's an umbrella shaped object behind the clouds. Thanks to MUFON CMS

Puerto Rico - Huge Brilliant Circles

Cabo Rojo -- I am a chemist, educator and fine arts painter and was taking pictures of my home with my Canon Digital Camera and saw a brilliant circle at the top of the house on December 30, 2008. I shot several photos trying to avoid that white brilliant circle that was moving up in the sky. I shot the third photo and I couldn't see the white circle.

My husband who has a Masters in Economics examined the photos and we were astonished to find a very brilliant circle composed of what seems to be multiple prisms crystals. The structure shows two black holes and it shows three divisions around. The second photo shows the same circle more brilliant and going up in the sky. The third photo by using the zoom of the camera shows many transparent circles in the sky and two around the house. The smaller circles are around the big ones. I took more photos on Dec. 31 and January 1 2009, and some transparent spheres still in the sky. Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Saudi Arabia - Millions See UFO Crash

In Saudi Arabia last week what might well have be a UFO, possibly crashing into earth, was witnessed by literally millions of people in the vicinity. Saudi citizens claim to have witnessed a possible UFO either crashing to earth or simply executing maneuvers. On Wednesday, January 7, 2009, after evening prayers a loud noise was heard in the sky followed by the sighting of an intense large light heading east near the Saudi Arabia's capital city Riyadh. It did not fit the typical description of a meteor at all: it was a blue green color and was shooting out green lasers.

Amazingly for an incident that hasn't even made the news in the West, the object was seen as far away as Kuwait. The complete absence of this story within western media is truly surprising as this was not your average incident involving a few people seeing strange things in the sky, the Saudi police received thousands of calls and people were terrified many began to pray. Locals claim they heard an explosion and felt a large tremor indicating that the object crashed. The Saudi government is reported to have sealed the area. Special report by Michael Cohen

Tanzania - Fireball

Dar es Salaam -- I was standing on my 4th floor balcony on January 9, 2009, from where I saw a huge area of sky above the Indian ocean, when I noticed an unusual bright flying object, which was flying rapidly at jet speed like the planes that leave long contrails. The lights were not blinking, so I shouted to my family to witness the event and my wife to get my Sony handy cam, DCRSR62 which is very powerful with 2000x zoom.

I managed to record about 3-4 seconds of that rapid flying bright object on video and then it just disappeared behind the clouds. I checked on the UFO sighting website, and to my surprise I found that the similar object was caught on video in Scotland too on the very same day. ((NUFORC Note: Source sent several blurry, and show a "squiggly" smear photos. PD)) Thanks to Peter Davenport Director

Turkey - UFO Sighted

IZMIR - I noticed a UFO between a landing plane and the airport runway on February 3, 2009, at 21:47 hours. Then, I got my camera and filmed the object for several seconds but it was a hard course object which moved to a blind point of my view and I had to lean out from my balcony. It looked like plane but it had only one light and it wasn't blinking. I couldn't see any other part of the object but only a light. (Approximate height of the object was 200-500 meters, speed below 200 km/h). This object may be a plane with broken lights or maybe a UFO. Thanks to MUFON CMS

UK - UFO Sightings Double in 2008

Graham Smith UK Daily Mail reports: Officials have admitted the number of UFO sightings more than doubled last year. There was a craft with green, red and white lights. hovering over Parliament for half an hour on February 12, 2008..."

A total of 285 unidentified flying objects were reported in 2008, compared to just 135 in 2007, according to a Ministry of Defence document. The rise in the number of sightings - the biggest since 1998 - was described as 'phenomenal' by experts. The MoD only investigates reports of unidentified flying objects that it considers may pose a risk to national security, and most of the incidents seem just to have been logged and ignored. Many of the sightings appear to be the products of somewhat fevered imaginations. For instance, on May 6 someone reported a 'fast moving green object' on the M6 motorway. On June 28, near Cobham in Somerset, the document notes that someone reported seeing 'something interesting' in the sky and twenty-five amber lights were seen leaving the Heathrow area.

An UFO the size of a 747, that was flat and round with a blue ripple underside was reported above Leeds, West Yorkshire, in February. The dossier was published just one week after it emerged the RAF has tried to shoot down UFOs under instructions from the MoD. Pilots have taken aim at UFOs several times but failed to bring them down. UFO expert Mr. Nick Pope, who worked in the MoD's UFO section for three years, said the 'shoot down' directive had been in place since the 1980s. 'We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down - with little effect to the UFO,' Mr. Pope said. Firing at UFOs was 'not automatic but happens when something in our airspace is deemed to be a threat' he said. 'In the case of UFOs, whether the object is causing a threat is very much a (pilot's) judgment call.'

Nick Pope recently claimed the MoD ordered RAF pilots to attack UFOs. And last month it was claimed that a UFO ripped a 60 feet blade off a wind farm turbine in Lincolnshire. The manufacturer Enercon claims the turbine lost its blade due to a “material failure” in the ring of 30 bolts securing it to the main turbine hub, which then resulted in impact damage being sustained by the second blade.

Little Haywood -- My friend was driving though Cannock Chase about 8 to 8.15 PM, she says the ufo was about 50 feet in front and about 70 feet in the air. It was like a small plane 30 to 40 feet long with a red light down the wings and three gray lights at the end of the wing. It stopped and hovered for a few seconds, then went very quick across to the fields flying lower and just disappeared. She is a level headed person but what can this be? It was not a MOD drone or any plane she has seen near Stafford RAF Base? There was a car in front of her and a car behind her too, so someone else beside her must have seen this! Thanks to Subaru Swift

Nuneaton, Warwickshire -- A bright light was spotted hovering for thirty minutes on January 13, 2009, at 7:30 PM, and zoomed off showing different colors. It was triangular shaped and moving very slowly put staying in the same area. We also viewed it with a night vision scope, binoculars and filmed it with two camera phones and the better camera produced a pulsing effect. We also saw what looked like helicopters flying around. We noticed it was getting lower but and flying very slow. The craft was near the location of the quarry next to a farmer's field. Thank you to UFOINFO for this report.

Beverley/Tickton, East Yorkshire -- On January 9, 2009, from 6:30 to 7:00 PM, we were talking about the recent wind turbine reports (my 7 year old son's first encounter with UFO's in the media). As we were talking what looked like an afterburner of a plane engine ignited and flew parallel to the car for around five seconds before fading from sight. The object was flying towards Beverley. The flames were blue to yellow and a hundred meters or so to our left and looked to be around five meters in length at that distance. It ignited high in the air parallel to us and flew away from us in the same direction we were travelling at speed. UFOINFO -

Scotland -- Orange Light

Sauchie, Clackmannanshire -- I was looking out of my bedroom window on January 1, 2009, at 12:35 AM, when I saw a round orange light with another just behind it. I shouted on my wife to come see the lights and there was another orange light with a small bright white light at the bottom with no noise coming from it. Later at work, I talked a person who lives five minutes from me who saw the same objects. UFOINFO asked the witness to compare his UFO at the website. He states, “I had a look at the balloon website and what we saw was much larger and we could see them coming for four miles as I have a clear view of the Ochil Hills where I first spotted them. If they were balloons I don't think I would have seen them that far away.” Thanks to UFOINFO -

Editor's Note: The balloons are made of flame retardant rice paper with a central wax burner and are generally white or gold floating with the wind for €5.95. They are also available in red, orange, pink, blue and green for €6.95. I wonder if they caused fires like those in Australia?

Venezuela - UFO Over Our Lady of Peace

Merida -- Grupo G.A.B.I.E. writes: Carlos T. submits this photo for analysis on December 13, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. at the monument to Our Lady of Peace (Virgen de la Paz) in the state of Trujillo.

The photograph was taken with a Kodak Retinar 8 mpix camera and shows an oval, cigar-shaped object with well-defined edges and contour. It was almost motionless when the photo was taken. Contour is significant, as well as the polarization contrast. Carlos also says that numerous sighting reports are emerging from Merida. (Translation (c)2009, IHU. Special thanks to Grupo G.A.B.I.E and Planeta UFO)


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