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  • UFO Magazine Issue # 314, Issue date, 07-07-08

    New UFO Witness Reopens 1970s Mystery of the 'Welsh Roswell'
    UFO-Scene from Britain's Close Encounters
    3:26 PM 7/1/2008

    Photograph shows a scene from Channel Five documentary Britain's Closest Encounters reveals a flying saucer hovered for 10 minutes above the mountains in North Wales in 1974 before disappearing.

    One of Britain's greatest UFO riddles refuses to go away as a new witness emerged today - 34 years after the alleged 'close encounter'.

    The Government is said to have covered up 1974's event in North Wales, where scores of residents reported a massive tremor, strange lights in the sky and secret-service-style 'men in black' scouring the area.

    It has been dubbed the 'Welsh Roswell' after the famous U.S. case in which aliens were allegedly found by authorities in New Mexico.

    UFO believers claimed aliens crash-landed in the Berwyn mountain range and their bodies were transported by the MoD to top-secret Wiltshire research base Porton Down.

    No new details of the alleged incident emerged in May when hundreds of MoD documents about UFO sightings were released.

    But now, fresh claims by retired gamekeeper Geraint Edwards, of Llandderfel, Denbighshire, have reopened the debate.

    He told the makers of a new Channel Five documentary - being broadcast tonight - that a flying saucer hovered for 10 minutes above the mountains on February 15 1974 before it disappeared into space at impossible speed.

    He said: 'It was definitely a flying saucer. It was a pity I didn't have a camera because it was there for at least 10 minutes, just hovering.

    'We were on the way down to play darts when something caught our eye in the south-east, so we stopped.

    'It looked like a rugger ball, but the ends of it were more pointy. When it took off, it just went like lightning on the same line as it hovered.

    'I wrote it down in my diary. It was 6.45pm on the Friday night.

    'If we were coming back from the pub, people would be saying, "They've had one or two." But we were going TO the pub.'

    Three weeks before, on January 23, 1974, the villages of Llandrillo and Llandderfel, near Corwen, were rocked by a tremor measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale.

    Reports of coloured lights and objects in the sky immediately afterwards, and unusual military activity in the following weeks, fuelled speculation that a UFO had crash-landed.

    Sceptics maintain the explanation was an earthquake and a coincidental meteor shower. The 'men in black' are explained as being seismologists researching the quake.

    They also insist that a bright, twinkling moon-sized 'orb' seen by Mr Edwards's former neighbour Pat Evans was just a lamp carried by poachers on a nearby mountainside.

    But one of the poachers has now told the Five documentary they had finished for the night by that time and their lights were switched off.

    Farmer Huw Lloyd, 48, who was a teenager at the time, said: 'Whatever it was, it was kept quiet. I think there are things we should know about. And things that have happened have been covered up.'

    Firefighter Adrian Roberts, who was thrown from his settee by the tremor in January 1974, told the programme makers: 'What are they hiding? There was a lot of military action in the area. Areas were secluded off from the public. It was about three months before anyone was allowed to go near the site.

    'What people have seen and reported simply could not be made up.'

    Retired North Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Elfed Roberts, who was a sergeant at the time of the UFO incident, was rushing to Llandrillo moments after the tremor with his superior when they saw the mysterious lights.

    He said: 'As we were driving, all of a sudden we saw this green light in the sky ahead of us and it seemed to be an arcing light, but it was very sudden, totally unexpected, different to anything ever seen before.'

    Also see the UFO Casebook's The Wales UFO Crash.

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    Venezuela: Photograph of UFOs near Cerro El Avila
    INEXPLICATA-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

    by Hector Escalante

    June 22, 2008-Caracas-Venezuela, 06/21/08. On Saturday, June 15, in the afternoon I was able to photograph fortuitously two objects with a strange appearance in the vicinity of Cerro El Avila around San Jose, Cotiza, while attempting to record the wake of an aircraft after it crossed the skies over Caracas.

    The vehicle moved in a southeast-northeast direction and viceversa, generating a sort of "gaseous tissue" in the heights, white in color and of broad dimensions, which took approximately 30 minutes to vanish.

    The objects were photographed with a Panasonic Lumix digital camera, 6.0 mpix, and maintained a considerable distance with regard to the flight trajectory followed by the aircraft.

    (Translation (c) 2008, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Hector Escalante)

    Cerro El Avila, Venezuela-UFO

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    UFOs and the Interdimensional Hypothesis
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    Monday, June 30, 2008 UFOs and the Interdimensional Hypothesis UFOs AND THE INTERDIMENSIONAL HYPOTHESIS By Scott Corrales

    In 1994, a number of European UFO researchers and authors met at the Santo Espíritu del Monte monastery in the Andalusian city of Valencia, Spain. Many of them couldn't help feeling like conspirators plotting the overthrow of an unreasonable political regime: they had gathered at this retreat for the purpose of furthering an alternative approach for the study of the UFO phenomenon. Admittedly, this was hardly innovative, but it was their intention to officialize their intention as a declaration, much in the same manner of those patriots who met in Philadelphia in 1776.

    The Project Delphos Manifesto, as it would come to be known, hoped to promote among its signatories the adherence to a single line of research aimed at proving that a considerable number of UFO sightings were of an interdimensional or paraphysical nature -- directly the opposite to the tenets of the ETH or Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.

    The initiative was spearheaded by French investigator Pierre Delaval, whose group, the Comission d'Etudes Ouranos, has long championed the belief that mankind has long been under the scrutiny of a non-human intelligence from another dimension or level of existence; Spain's Pedro Valverde and Ramón Navía, co-sponsors of the initiative, expressed the belief that "an extraplanetary force interferes in human affairs and with human minds, thwarting natural evolution since the beginning of time."

    Project Delphos intended to go farther than any other research initiative ever had before, setting for itself the almost impossible goal of discovering the manner in which non-human intelligences had evolved on their respective dimensions and how it was possible for them to affect our own physical reality. In order to achieve this, a number of multiple fronts would have to be opened -- everything ranging from psychotronics to channeling -- in the hopes that "the invisible might be made visible," as stated by the organizers. But the use of these tried methods (albeit questionable) would not suffice for these purposes. It would be necessary to develop a new generation of technological devices capable of assisting in the detection of all manner of alterations (electromagnetic, thermal, etc.) which would assist in the physical detection of the phenomenon.

    Ramón Valverde summarized it thus: "an intelligence that needs a certain mental activity and a support-vehicle-body that isn't necessarily a dense physical structure [...] these intelligent creatures have taken advantage of our need to believe in something greater than ourselves, and our belief in a spiritual level, in order to usurp its functions. If we manage to understand their goals, it may be possible to avoid being manipulated by them."

    The Ten Commandments of Project Delphos

    1. The UFO phenomenon is partially or wholly alien to the problem of extraterrestrial life, to which it has been associated almost always. 2. Many manifestations of the UFO phenomenon enter the realm of the paraphysical, a level whose highly-subjective nature can elude conventional scientific analysis.

    3. Large networks of researchers in both America and Europe have managed to gather enough information to prove that many of the phenomena classified as UFO belong to the realm of the paraphysical.

    4. There is a sufficiently abundant case history of phenomena that can be classified today as UFOs, and which constitute a protohistory of the phenomenon within the framework of ancient mythologies and the origin of religions which have become institutionalized in the present.

    5. These manifestations are merely one of the multiple facets of a plane of existence or hidden universe, alien to our material world, that is subject to the laws of space-time.

    6. Their interference in human affairs must be inserted within the context of a real occult conspiracy, possibly aimed toward a new world order.

    7. It can be concluded that the UFO phenomenon and other unexplained manifestations occur within the parameters of a vast plan of deception.

    8. It can be concluded that this plot or conspiracy has interfered, and continues to interfere with, humanity's normal evolution and that of our psychic ability by means of trivializing the occult in a strategy essentially aimed at the young.

    9. This course of action encompasses psychic manipulation, altered states of consciousness, personality modification, telepathic control, etc.

    10. The continued presence of the UFO phenomenon and its interference throughout history is proof positive of an intention and a strategy at the command of a force. The line of action proposed by the members of Project Delphos seeks to counteract this subversive action, which takes place at both the physical and mental levels.

    Interdimensionality Examined

    For all its lofty goals, many observers of the UFO scene will remain unimpressed by Project Delphos, and will find fault with the items set forth in its manifesto, particularly the a priori judgements of the existence of a global occult conspiracy, the avowedly hostile aim of the phenomenon, etc. which have not been kindly viewed by U.S. researchers and are generally consigned to the vast pile of "crank" literature available on the subject.

    But the fact of the matter remains that this initiative by European researchers offers an organized counterweight to the mechanistic nuts-and-bolts alternatives which have come to prevail in ufological debates since the early 1980's. Nevertheless, pursuing such an effort is tantamount to performing a high-wire act, trying to maintain a balance between the status-quo ETH (extraterrestrial hypothesis) and the "UFOs as demons" view espoused by extremist religious groups.

    UFO Casebook Image The first order of business is necessarily tackling the concept of "other dimensions" or "planes of existence" -- a relatively simple task for the science fiction author or fantasist, but a considerably harder job when trying to apply such concepts to the physical world.

    For purposes of this article, it will be assumed that the reader is aware of the properties of the first, second and third dimensions (the latter which is our own). A dimension can be defined as being the magnitude measured in one direction -- width, length or thickness -- employed to define a position in space. The oft-mentioned fourth dimension is a dimension of time as it applies to length, breadth and thickness in a space-time continuum.

    As illustrated charmingly in Edwin Abbott's Flatland, a tale of life a two dimensional universe, it is easy for us to imagine how a two dimensional world would look like and how its inhabitants would react to the incursion of a visitor from our own reality. Conversely, it is hard for us to imagine what the fifth, sixth, seventh or higher dimensions would look like, much less its inhabitants. The late Carl Sagan presented viewers of his Cosmos television program with a lucite representation of the fourth dimension known as a tesseract or hypercube, but even this falls far short of illustrating such a reality.

    The interdimensional theory of UFOs asks us to believe in the existence of creatures from these improbable points of origin. This seemingly unreasonable request is somewhat tempered by the global belief in another dimension or level of existence generally known as "heaven" and the less pleasant one known as "hell". Renowned researcher Dr. Greg Little has masterfully identified each of these places as the ultraviolet and infrared ends of the electromagnetic spectrum, respectively.

    Ufologist Salvador Freixedo prefers to speak of "planes" or level" since he admits being confused by the thought of dimensions. His layman explanation of the concept remains the most satisfying to the unspecialized reader: he envisions reality as a high-rise apartment building, with each level or dimension being a floor in the building. Occupants may share the structure, but ready access from one level to another is possible only through clearly defined communication paths (elevators, stairwells). It is only upon occasion that occupants of the different levels coincide with one another, such as when they are in the building's lobby or entrance. He argues that certain places on our world, which boast heavy paranormal activity, are precisely those points in common which we share with the denizens of other realities.

    Freixedo takes his argument one step further, stating that we could not possibly guess what the nature of the errands of these other dimensional creatures could be. He cleverly invokes the image of a squirrel running along a telephone wire, completely oblivious to its nature and the myriad phone calls it handles every day, the crews which monitor it, etc. The squirrel merely sees is as a convenient means of getting from one place to another. When human eyewitnesses see UFO occupants engaged in strange maneuvers, are we reduced to the role of the unsuspecting squirrel?

    Perhaps nothing can sum up this situation as the following quote from another Spanish paranormalist, Juan G. Atienza: " The UFO laughs at all of this, as we would laugh if we could see the desperate two-dimensional figures on the surface of a piece of paper. The UFO heals the sick, creates messiahs, brings messages of peace, removes the contents of skulls, sneers at supersonic aircraft and carries in its belly an entire zoo of beings ranging from Apolloesque, Hyperborean angels dreamed up by a devotee of Aryan philosophies to the elemental chimeras of childrens' tales and hagiographical accounts involving small demons with horns and even spiked tails. Technology? How absurd!"

    Greetings from Another Dimension

    While the stage of the modern UFO era was set by clearly physical events, such as the Kenneth Arnold sighting and the putative Roswell Crash, subsequent sightings and encounters would indicate that the phenomenon might not be as substantial as it originally seemed. Ufologist Allan Hendry concurred with this position when he enumerated the "alternate mechanisms to the ETH in the realm of the paranormal" ("The UFO Message-Part II", Saga UFO Report, Feb.1980). These events included UFOs and their occupants having the ability to disappear, more akin to ghosts than solid vehicles; reports of transparent, ghostly humanoids; instances of telepathic communication with UFO occupants; psychic experiences arising from UFO sightings or contact with occupants; instances of levitation by UFO occupants and/or their instruments; the ability of UFO occupants to walk through solid matter, and the sudden physical paralysis experienced by UFO witnesses in certain cases. We shall strive to provide a few examples of these in the following paragraphs.

    In his book Situation Red - The UFO Siege, the late Leonard Stringfield included a case of a morphing UFO which remains a classic: on September 3, 1975, in Tujunga, California, a couple known as the Cromwells heard a helicopter flying overhead. Mrs. Cromwell took this as a warning that a brush fire had erupted in the area and remained watchful of the developments. Both she and her sister-in-law managed to see the helicopter in question and notice that a bright, circular object appeared to hover over its rotors. Using binoculars, the women were able to distinguish a "light pattern" whose colors were bluish-green at the top and bright red at the bottom. To compound the strangeness of the situation, the object remained motionless in the sky while the helicopter maneuvered below. The object then proceeded to change shapes, from circular to diamond, to chevron and then into a classic "flying saucer" configuration. As it departed, the helicopter followed.

    The questions which arise here are obvious: was the helicopter a military aircraft intercepting the UFO? Was it a projection of the UFO, or was it also a cleverly concealed UFO? All three hypotheses have been considered in a number of books and magazine articles, and while we may think along the lines of the clever "cloaking devices" which have become part and parcel of science fiction movies, questions about the solidity of these devices still remain.

    Much the same happened in a Swedish case from 1959 told by Anders Liljegren in the UFO-Sweden Newsletter.Gideon Johansson ran out into the night to see if he could ascertain the reason an area-wide power failure in Mariannelund. He witnessed a glowing object making a slow descent through the trees and coming within a few feet of the ground. The startled onlooker was able to see that it was a craft of some sort, having a high transparent dome which revealed the presence of two occupants "with high-crowned heads and big, beautiful eyes." Tge occupants appeared to engage in what Johannson took to be repairs and the object soon disappeared "like a ghost in the night".

    UFO Casebook Image Some of these putative vehicles from an intelligent civilization on another planet have a propensity for exhibiting behavior best associated with poltergeist phenomena. Researcher Peter Guttilla mentions the case of one Grace Groswalther of Salyer, CA, who witnessed a "glowing hat-shaped UFO" fly silently over the treetops before losing itself in the direction of another nearby town. According to Groswalther, the effects of the flyover manifested themselves as houselights switching on and off, dead telephone lines, and violent, incessant pounding sounds against her home's walls and roof. Phenomena of this type are often encountered by parapsychologists.

    In October 1973, a number of Native American fishermen belonging to Canada's Quamichan tribe on Vancouver Island were witnesses to a strange object a few hundred feet away from their position. According to testimony appearing in the Canadian UFO Report, the object had three red lights rotating on its upper "deck" and intermittent lights moving counterclockwise on its lower surface. A white beam of light, resembling a searchlight, moved up and down the surface of the Cowichan River, terrifying the onlookers. But what truly astounded the Quamichan fishermen was the fact that the discoidal object changed shape into that of an airplane, making the characteristic engine sounds of an aircraft. It flew over the witnesses vanished beyond the treeline.

    The Mind-Benders

    While morphing UFOs may lead us to question the solidity of the entire phenomenon and its interplanetary nature (disregarding Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law which states that the technology of any sufficiently advanced will be indistinguishable from magic), the occupants which often emerge from these vehicles hardly resemble what human logic would consider to be teams explorers from another planet.

    In 1975, during a particularly heavy period of UFO activity in Puerto Rico, Orlando Franceschi, an ambulance driver for a Catholic hospital in the city of Ponce had returned home after 8 p.m. on the evening of April 17 when he realized that "something" was roaming around his back yard. Whatever it was, it caused Franceschi's dog to jump into the air in a furious attempt at jumping over the fence and away from the patio. Thinking that some children may be playing a prank on him, Franceschi went outside to take a closer look, arming himself with a shovel. The curious homeowner was soon faced by a creature he would later describe as a "zombie." The entity allegedly had long, pointed ears, a long nose, lipless mouth and appeared to have grayish, ashen skin. It had black spots for eyes, and a jawline reminiscent of an ape's. It ambled toward the human with a jerky, stiff gait.

    Taking no chances whatsoever, Franceschi struck the five foot tall intruder with the shovel. The creature suffered no ill effects from what Franceschi himself considered to have been a terrific blow. It merely backed off, allowing the human to strike it a second time with the garden tool, also without visible effect. When the ambulance driver was about to deliver a third shovel-blow, he felt himself becoming paralyzed and helpless. The zombie-like creature disappeared before his eyes.

    This high-strangeness case might cause proponents of the ETH to cry foul, since there was no UFO present during the event. However, its importance lies in showing that whatever the creature was, it was solid enough to resist two blows from a gardening implement and insubstantial enough to disappear before the eyes of its assailant. The following case is almost similar, but throws in a UFO.

    On June 4, 1972, a group of young men and women visited Wallacia, in Australia's New South Wales, for a lakeside picnic. At around 6 p.m., when they decided to reenter their vehicle to depart, they found themselves looking at a surprising object, resembling two saucers joined at their edges and with three landing struts, in a stationary position not far from their automobile. The craft pulsated with glowing lights.

    Panic seized the four men and two women in the group: some experienced piercing headaches and others heard an increasingly loud hum coming from the object. To worsen the situation, their car's engine erupted in flames, causing them to flee from the scene. But as the frightened picnickers tried to run for safety, they found themselves confronting a large, indistinct figure heading toward them: it had broad shoulders and arms ending in pointed "hands". In a last desperate effort, the humans concealed themselves in the grass as the creature glided past them, vanishing into thin air when it reached their stricken automobile.

    UFO Casebook Image Since the late 1980's, researchers into UFO abduction experiences have been challenged by the increase in reports of tall reptilian creatures known by a variety of names such as Reptoids, Dracos or Alligator Men. This order of beings differs from the ubiquitous Greys and more elusive Nordics (the former impersonal and aloof, the latter greatly concerned with abductee welfare) in their outright hostility and highly sexual nature. Certain researchers have tried to establish links between these entities and those which have traditionally contacted by means of black magic in many cultures. Reptoids have been characterized as masters of illusion and disguise, passing themselves off as Nordics, Greys or even human beings, before reverting to their true form. Investigator Eve Francis Lorgen has expressed her belief that such creatures are interdimensional rather than extraplanetary, and further adds that many of the abductees she has dealt with believe that certain Reptoids --clad in black hooded robes or capes--are indeed the hidden controllers behind the abduction phenomenon. This belief has been echoed by other students of the phenomenon who have gone as far as to claim that human evolution has been directed by the Reptoids.

    The exploits of these unknown quantities transcends national borders. Mexican ufologist and author Luis Ramírez Reyes, who has had his share of unusual experiences, discusses a case brought to his attention in the early '90's by a colleague who visited the town of Tepoztlán (now a prominent New Age destination) and heard the following story: an elderly woman, Concepción Navarrete, had lost her teenage son to reptilian creatures who traditionally haunt Tepozteco Hill, a forested summit crowned by a small pyramid.

    Mrs. Navarrete's son enjoyed running up to the top of the hill since his earliest childhood, particularly when the presence of strange nocturnal lights caused blackouts in Tepoztlan. He finally vanished altogether one day, never to be seen again, and his mother was certain that his disappearance was related to the presence of the strange lights. One morning, she noticed a "very strange being" standing not far from her modest home. It had its back to her, and gave the impression of being "a giant iguana", standing erect and over six feet tall, with green scaly skin.

    The reptilian creature made a sudden about face, presenting an entirely different appearance. "He resembled a blond, friendly American" explained Navarrete, who was terrified out of her wits. The shapeshifting Reptoid told her not to be afraid; no harm would come to her and that her son was safe and well-cared for. Navarrete turned to a passing man to cry for help, and when she turned back to look at the shapeshifter, it had disappeared.

    Noted ufologist Linda Moulton Howe has gathered information on the interdimensional nature of a possible conflict between these non-human factions. Several of her sources indicate that the hostilities between the Greys and the Nordics have led the latter to seek refuge in "other dimensions inaccessible to the Greys." In a 1989 article appearing in UFO Universe, Dr. Jean Mundy best summarizes the interdimensional nature of these entities: "Some of the many creatures that inhabit the universe are native to the physical dimensions we are familiar with...Other creatures inhabit paraphysical realms, usually alluded to as "etheric". These realms consist of physical matter, but in forms that are less dense, more malleable, and more durable than matter in the chemical universe...These interpenetrating universes have been recognized for millennia world-wide by the esoteric traditions of every major religion and school of thought." Conclusion

    Veteran UFO researcher and author Jacques Vallée suggested the possibility that the UFO phenomenon could have an earthly nature without being related to any human agency, or even extraplanetary without involving the need for any conveyances. This seemingly contradictory notion can be explained through developments in physics which account for the elusive "dimensions" which are the occultist's stock in trade. Vallée cites the work of scientists such as Michio Taku and Jennifer Trainer, who manifest the need that traditional physics requires the existence of five dimensions in order to account for the Big Bang theory. Theoretical physics believes that our universe originally had ten dimensions, six of which collapsed or "curled up", leaving us with the four dimensional one in which we exist.

    In his book Alien Agenda, author Jim Marrs quotes as statement made by a leading physicist: a number of investigators claim to have found evidence of the existence of what they have come to term the "top quark", providing a model for a ten-dimensional universe in which time travel into the remote past is a possibility and in which holes in very fabric of space enable travel to other parts of the universe. According to the article, the seemingly immovable and eternal visible universe in which we all live may simply be one of many universes existing side by side "like so many soap bubbles in a cosmic froth." Can we even begin to guess at what kind of intelligent life may have developed in any of these parallel dimensions or other universes?

    While it is true that our notion of what bona fide interplanetary explorers should behave has been conditioned by the literary genre of science fiction, the entities involved with the UFO phenomenon hardly resemble the ambassadors of an advanced galactic society: their vehicles have radiation leaks that cause damage to their landing sites; the purpose of dentures, clocks or other items appears to elude them; they perform crude operations on terrified abductees with implements that do not match the capabilities that a society capable of crossing the voids of space should rightfully possess.

    Perhaps we would do well to heed the admonition--smacking of gallows' humor--offered by Arthur C. Clarke in his book Report on Planet Three and Other Speculations: it's not a flying saucer unless you can see the Mars license plate.

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    UFO Tape Recording of Shanghai, China UFO Revealed
    By Li Xinran | 2008-6-30 | NEWSPAPER EDITION

    AN audio recording of a pilot who saw an unidentified flying object 17 years ago in Shanghai was revealed on the weekend.

    The tape was recorded in the cockpit of flight 3556 from Shanghai to Ji'nan, Shandong Province at 6:15pm on March 18, 1991. Numerous people in Shanghai reported seeing the UFO fly over the city's northwest, and it was seen by witnesses in Wuxi, neighboring Jiangsu Province.

    The dialogue between the pilot and control tower was released at a UFO forum on Saturday in Shanghai, the Nanjing-based Jinling Evening News reported.

    From 6:12pm to 6:26pm, the UFO followed the flight, varying its form, velocity and altitude, the tape revealed. Flight controllers urged the pilot to change routes several times to avoid colliding with it, according to the newspaper.

    The control tower saw the orange flying object first but no trace of the UFO was recorded by airport radar, the newspaper said.

    "I saw an unidentified flying object 7 nautical miles away in front of me after taking off. I was heading to 280 degrees and the object was like a ball of fire, about 3 to 5 meters long," said the pilot on tape.

    "It was flying fast toward the northeast and flew further away after I swung to the left. It then turned around and headed toward 100 degrees south, and lowered its altitude.

    "I tried to avoid it while it changed its route to the north, when it transformed itself into a long black object and again lowered altitude before rising. It then appeared as a black rectangle and a round ball flying first to the northeast, then the northwest, before rising again."

    Nineteen UFOs have been seen in China since 1971, Wang Sichao, a researcher at Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, said at the forum.

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    Heard Around Newburyport, Massachusetts: Calls Pour in to UFO Witness
    By Katie Curley, Staff Writer

    Since Robert and James Mace spotted what they believe to have been a UFO over Interstate 95 last Friday, Robert Mace has been inundated with phone calls.

    "I've probably talked to over 15 people telling me about their experiences," Mace said. "I have to screen my calls now."

    Once news of the sighting spread, Mace heard from one man who did not give his name saying he had seen the exact same thing while golfing at Old Newbury Golf Course around the same time on Friday. Another man, retired from the military, called to tell him about a UFO he saw in Florida and is still affected by.

    Mace said one of the most outrageous calls he received was from a woman who remembers being chased home by a UFO after dining at The Hungry Traveler in Salisbury one night more than 20 years ago and has since dedicated her life to researching UFOs.

    "I'm not really interested in everyone else's story," Mace said. "I just know what I saw, and that it was once in a lifetime."

    Mace notes the first two nights after he saw the object in the sky he had trouble sleeping at night. He is still surprised by local reaction to his story.

    "I'm just amazed by how many people believe in them," Mace said. "I know this world doesn't have the technology I saw, and if we did, we wouldn't have to worry about any other country (threatening us.) It's not a bad experience with everyone calling, I just am not going to spend my whole life talking and thinking about UFOs."

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    Awesome Or Off-Putting: Theories of the Ancient Astronaut
    Ancient Astronauts
    June 30th, 2008 at 16:00 by Shawn Lindseth

    Awesome or Off-Putting is a weekly delve into cryptozoology, ufology, aliens, medical marvels, scientific wonders, secret societies, government conspiracies, cults, ghosts, EVPs, myths, ancient artifacts, religion, strange facts, odd sightings or just the plain unexplainable.

    In today's world, it's not uncommon to talk about human beings orbiting the earth, walking on the moon or sometimes somebody who's done that kind of stuff driving cross country in diapers to possibly murder her boyfriend's true love. A long time ago though - say hundreds or thousands of years - mankind must have thought the only thing living way up in the heavens was God himself.

    Except for the people who already knew of mortals flying beyond the stratosphere. They'd not be surprised by our space-flight accomplishments at all. There's allegedly evidence that some people cite to prove astronauts were around a long, long time ago.

    Some might argue that at least hundreds of years ago our ancestors cruised through outer space in crude, wooden spaceships powered by either sail or steam. Most would argue that we made that up just now.

    There really are, though, vocal proponents that argue for something called an 'Ancient Astronaut' theory. They cite quite a bit of evidence for this too. Of course none of the evidence is so grand it will knock you on your duff, proving once and for all that cavemen knew how to make oxygen tanks - compiled, however, it does make a thought-provoking list.

    Wikipedia sums up part of the 'pro' arguments:

    "Proponents of ancient astronaut theories point to what they perceive as gaps in historical and archaeological records and also what they see as an absence of definitive explanations in certain contexts from the archaeological sciences. Advocates of these theories put forward as evidence their interpretations of various archaeological artifacts, which they deem to have been anachronistic or beyond the presumed technical capabilities of the historical cultures they are associated with. Another common theme relies upon the interpretation of depictions in certain ancient artworks as being representations of actual extraterrestrial visitors as realized by the contacted cultures."

    Some of the artwork talked about there are just anciently drawn pictures or sculptures that in retrospect, look an awful lot like today's basic image of an astronaut. Examples of this can be found in some giant Italian landscape-paintings from around 10,000 BC that seem to depict two beings wearing a circular helmet, or in 'the Great Martian Gods,' which is a picture drawn in the Saharan Desert floor of a gigantic cyclops surrounded by what looks like disk-shaped UFOs.

    The alleged ancient visitations resulted in more than just pictures - the greater portion of the ancient Astronaut theories would seem to be that we are the end result. A long time ago either our ancestors or our owners came to earth, then left us behind.

    Again, Wikipedia has the skinny:

    "Ancient astronaut adherents often claim that humans are either descendants or creations of beings who landed on Earth millennia ago. An associated theory is that much of human knowledge, religion and culture came from extraterrestrial visitors in ancient times: ancient astronauts acted as a “mother culture.”"

    So our folks basically left us, but check in from time to time to make sure we're not at each other's throats. But of course we are at each others throats, so they're not doing a very good job.

    Perhaps we are a grand experiment being studied from afar, planted here ages ago for the sole purpose of seeing the evolution of consciousness and what its development makes us do.

    Or perhaps really ancient people were just into sci-fi too.

    They probably had a Roddenberry in a moose-skin or something. Yes, it's all clear to us now.

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    (last update, 07-05-08)

    California-Fast Moving Object
    08-25-1999-It was 21:35 hours. We were security officers on duty at an orange picking house. (Paramount Citrus) It was a clear night. We both looked up at the same time, and saw a bright, pulsating light shoot out of space. It looked like a sunflower seed head, and half as big as the moon.

    The object sat still in the sky for about 3 minutes, and then shot up the same path it had come from, as fast as the speed of light. We discovered that two hours had passed, and Tom's watch had stopped, but mine hadn't.

    You are the first place I have reported this to, although I have thought about it from time to time. This occurred 10.5 miles from Visalia Northeast around Ivanhoe, California, in the county of Tulare. It was out in the country, with nothing around-no homes, buildings, airports, etc. source: www.ufocasebook.com

    Maryland-Object Passes Overhead
    06-27-08-I was outside in my backyard when suddenly and quiet unexpectedly, there was a definite feeling of something of size and super fast speed passing overhead. It took me a second or two to realize there had just been something, there was no rushing of wind, or movement of trees.

    However, my dog reacted also with some degree of delay (a second or two after the thing has passed by) and began barking and circling while looking to my roof. Something unidentified just happened, certainly no airplane, it didn't feel like that at all. I had this vague feeling of this something being round and flat, yet I did not see anything. source: www.mufon.com

    Pennsylvania-Object Makes No Sound
    06-25-08-What I saw was a fireball-shaped glare with no aftermath or sound whatsoever, and the object was moving very slowly. It has been spotted more then just once.

    My mother Bonnie Lee, and 8 other witnesses had seen the thing fly right over their heads at her job, and when she came home she had drawn the object on paper.

    It also changed form, from a ball-shape to a long-shaped cigar. If anyone else saw this same object, let's bring it to light. source: www.mufon.com

    Texas-UFO Seen Hovering
    06-26-08-It was around 8:45 PM, when I took my kids outside to go swimming. I wasn't really in the mood, but my kids were getting upset so my sister Sid asked me to go sit outside with her so that they could swim.

    So we were sitting around the pool watching the kids and just talking about her upcoming wedding. I would look at her and then the kids. Well, when I was watching my kids I turned to talk to my sister and for some unknown reason I looked up to the side of me.

    There above one of the trees was a UFO hovering. It was orange on the bottom and blue on top. I know it sounds strange, but it just looked like one of the ones always portrayed in movies. I didn't feel scared or anything, but I kept staring at it for another 20 seconds, which is really weird because I am your typical scaredy cat. I do not like hearing or thinking of anything that could be defined as supernatural. I had a feeling that it saw me watching, so it finally took off and darted behind some trees and I lost sight of it. It made no sound.

    I told my sister "I just saw a UFO." She was like "You're kidding!" and asked me questions over and over. After seeing it maybe 5 minutes later, there were about 3 planes flying low in the area. There is an airport near but at this time, never are they that close or so many in such a short time period. source: www.mufon.com

    Jamaica-Object Makes 90 Degree Turn
    01-02-08-My name is B. Smith. I was watching UFO Hunters on History Channel last night about the Texas UFO sightings, and wanted to tell my story. My family and I were in Jamaica on 1/2/2008, we were outside at night around 9:00 PM watching the stars when I saw a light moving across the sky.

    The light was moving north at high rate of speed. The light was going from bright to dim, and at first I thought it was the space station but, all of a sudden, it took a 90 degree right turn and went east and then vanished. It may not be anything but I wanted to share this with you. source: www.ufocasebook.com

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