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    "THE bizarre cluster of shiny objects in the sky that brought bustling New York City to a standstill has the internet abuzz with talk the event was foreshadowed as a UFO phenomenon."


    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/ufo-pan...#ixzz12PMbPxb8

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    UFO Over Denver...

    UFO Mystery over Denver
    May 18, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mystery in the sky over the Mile High City.
    A unidentified object flying over Denver nearly caused a mid-air collision Monday night. As far as investigators know the object did not show up on radar. Investigators believe the object, whatever it is, could pose a serious safety hazard to planes. Radio transmissions from LiveATC.net confirm a nervous-sounding pilot reported a strange object at 5:17 p.m. Monday.

    The pilot is heard telling air traffic control: "A remote controlled aircraft, or what? Something just went by the other way ... About 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft." The corporate jet, a Cessna Citation 525 CJ1, was flying at 8,000 feet above sea level over Cherry Creek when the mystery object came close enough to make any pilot nervous. "That's an issue because now we have something in controlled airspace that poses a danger," former NTSB Investigator and aviation analyst Greg Feith said.

    Feith listened to the air traffic recordings and believes the object could be one of three things:

    - A military or law enforcement drone.
    - A remote controlled aircraft.
    - A large bird.

    "Was this an unmanned vehicle that was part of some sort of law enforcement operation? Was this somebody that had flown a large model aircraft inadvertently into the airspace? Or was it just a bird that caught the pilot's eye so he believed it was an aircraft but could have been a very large wing span bird," Feith said. Any one of those things can be catastrophic if it collides with an airplane.

    Three years ago, a bird strike took down a commercial airliner that managed to land safely in the Hudson River. All the passengers survived. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says investigators will talk to the pilot and look at other clues. "The threat is there from a collision standpoint. We'll do as much as we can here to try to track back what time it was. Probably talk with some remote-control clubs, that type of thing," Fergus said. The mission of investigators now is to identify that mystery object before another close call, or worse.


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    Granny wishes dey'd quit stoppin' by here, gettin' into her 'special brownies' alla time...

    What do declassified 'UFO' documents say about alien life?
    July 21, 2012 - Alien spacecraft and little green men remain elusive figures in the latest trove of official UFO files released July 12 by the United Kingdom government.
    There's no smoking gun anywhere in the 6,700 pages, which represent the ninth collection of government UFO files made public by the U.K.'s National Archives in Kew. But the new batch, which contains documents dating from 1965 to 2008, are full of interesting tidbits nonetheless. For example, the files recount the story of a hotel owner on the Welsh coast who said she spotted a UFO in 1977. She claimed to see an object the size of a minibus fall from the sky and land in a field at the back of her property. As she watched, two "faceless humanoids" clad in silver suits emerged from the mysterious craft, unnerving her so much that she asked the local authorities to investigate. Somewhat surprisingly, they did. An officer from a nearby Royal Air Force base checked out the field, and other military personnel made some inquiries locally to get to the bottom of the mystery.

    While the investigation didn't produce any definitive results, it did zero in on one likely explanation, said David Clarke, senior lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University and author of the book "The UFO Files: The Inside Story of Real-life Sightings" (The National Archives, 2009). "It turned out that they suspected, as a result of this investigation, that someone had been involved in a practical joke, and that they'd borrowed a firefighting suit that had been on display in a local shop," Clarke said in a video produced by The National Archives to accompany the new release of UFO files. "It was sort of white with a big black visor over the face," Clarke added. "This person had been walking around in this suit late at night, and maybe this had been what caused some of these weird sightings."

    The new batch of documents also reveals what it was like to work at the U.K.'s UFO Desk, a Defence Ministry organization that assessed UFO reports for intelligence value before it shut down in late 2009. The job wasn't quite as exciting as it perhaps sounds, according to a document written by a UFO Desk officer. The idea of investigating unidentified flying objects "tends to suggest to the public that there are top secret teams of specialist scientists scurrying around the country in a real life version of 'The X-Files' . [but] this is total fiction," the officer writes. In reality, much of the work consisted of performing Internet searches, the officer added, according to National Archives officials.

    The files also reveal a healthy dose of skepticism among governmental UFO investigators in the U.K. For example, in a 1978 briefing, one officer throws cold water on the thought that aliens may have visited our planet many times in the recent past. "One is driven to the conclusion that a visit to an insignificant planet, such as the Earth, of an uninteresting star (the sun) would probably not occur more than once in 1,000 years or so, even if one assumes that every intelligent community makes, say, 10 launches a year," Clarke said in the video, reading the officer's report and paraphrasing his reasoning. "He basically says that, therefore, claims of thousands of visits in the last decade by alien spacecraft to planet Earth is just too large a number to be credible," Clarke added.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/...#ixzz21LfmtQ3a

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    Mebbe dey lookin' fer the Blarney Stone...

    Ireland a hot spot for alien activity
    Sunday 28th April, 2013 - Ireland is a hotspot for alien activity and pilots in the country have risked death to avoid spacecraft crashes, UFO experts have claimed.
    Carl Nally, founder of UFO and Paranormal Research Ireland, revealed that he has spoken with Irish pilots who have had near misses. He claimed that they've met several pilots who have come into contact with the UFOs, The Sun reported. "Most of them say that, as they were coming in to land, they were diverted around this cloud, which had a solid object inside it," the paper quoted him as saying.

    One aircraft was even damaged. Nally said that a detective got footage of a triangular-shaped flying object shooting beams into the ground in Dunboyne, Co Meath, on his mobile phone. Nally and fellow UFO enthusiast Dermot Butler, with whom he founded UPRI in 1998, also reckon the Tuskar Rock air tragedy 45 years ago was caused by aliens. A total of 61 people died when an Aer Lingus plane mysteriously crashed off the Wexford coast in 1968. The pair has written a book about the incident, called States of Denial.

    Conspiracy theorist Nally noted that many strange things are happening all the time out at Dublin Airport. In the wake of apparent UFO sightings in Cork and Dublin, Nally wants the Government to follow in the footsteps of France, Germany and the UK and release it's X Files' official documents about suspected paranormal activity. Last week a YouTube video of UFOs seemingly hovering over Cork went viral. The spooky footage shows a string of glowing orbs drifting at dusk last December. And though sceptics reckon it was just sky lanterns, Nally argued that it could be a case for Mulder and Scully. (ANI).


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