Scorpion-shaped UFO seen in the skies over Los Cristianos, Spain [photos]
Examiner.com- In one of the most unusual recent UFO sightings, a scorpion-shaped object was spotted in the skies above Los Cristianos, Spain on Saturday, August 21, 2011. Jamie O'Rourke saw the unidentified flying object near his home around 8:00am and managed to snap several photos before the object disappeared.
An Internet search for scorpion-shaped kites did not reveal anything like the bizarre object seen in the photos on the left side of this page. A similar search for scorpion-shaped UFOs also revealed nothing. The strange unidentified flying object photographed in Los Cristianos seems to defy logic or explanation at this time.
You can see from the photos that this UFO was elongated in shape and dark in color. It had two protruding appendages on one end that resembled the pincers or claws of a scorpion. On the opposite end, the UFO had a long tail that looked like the tail or stinger of a scorpion.
UFO Global Reporting Center has the scoop on this UFO sighting on their blog. They reported: "One of our [UFO Global Reporting Center's] subscribers Jamie O'Rourke (FaceBook) sent us these images. Jamie took these images near his house around 20th Street, about 8:00am on August 21, 2011."
‘There was never any UFO’, official says about Chongqing airport shutdown
Paranormaloldpueblo.com- There was never any UFO involved in the shutdown of Jiangbei International Airport, according to an unnamed government official in Chongqing.
Want China Times reports that the official told a reporter that the incident was only “an airspace control exercise.” When the reporter further probed the official about airspace control, the official replied : “I am not authorized to share this and it is inconvenient for me to say.”
Want China Times is the English news website of the Taiwan-based China Times News Group.
Shanghai Daily initially reported on August 18th that a UFO shut down operations at Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing. To ensure safety, planes were “dramatically diverted away from the airport”, their report said. Their report also stated that airport workers thought the object in question was a sky lantern or a large balloon.
eChinacities.com reported on August 19th that the initial reports of the UFO in Chongqing originated from the microblogging site Sina Weibo. The blog reports were accompanied by a photo of an object in the sky, which does not resemble a sky lantern or large balloon in any way.
According to their website, eChinacities.com “is privately funded and is in no way affiliated with government agencies in or outside of China”.
The photos that originated from Sina Weibo were later examined in the United States by Benjamin Radford, deputy editor of the Skeptical Inquirer. It was Radford’s conclusion that the object indicated in the photo was “just an unusual cloud”.
No report has yet been offered to explain the initial opinion formulated by airport workers, and relayed via Shanghai Daily, that the object was either a sky lantern or large balloon. On a related note, it has not been addressed why these same airport workers were not informed of any airspace control exercises that required the diversion of several flights.
UFO Spotted Over Chinese Airport
Foxnews.com- CHONGQING, China – Planes were dramatically diverted away from a major Chinese airport after reports of a UFO circling a runway, the Shanghai Daily reported Thursday.
The mysterious object was spotted Wednesday afternoon floating high above Jiangbei International Airport in the city of Chongqing, an important aviation hub for southwestern China.
Worried officials diverted several flights to other airports before it disappeared about 50 minutes later and air traffic was allowed to return to normal.
The Chongqing government has not offered any explanation for the UFO, Shanghai Daily said. However, skeptical airport workers believe it was a sky lantern or a large balloon, the newspaper said.
Wednesday's scare mirrors an incident in July last year when Xiaoshan airport in the eastern city of Hangzhou was closed after baffled air traffic controllers spotted a UFO on their radar screens.
The object vanished but footage of a strange glowing orb streaking across the night sky was posted on YouTube, sparking global interest in the supposed close encounter.
UFO sparks search on shores of Loch Ness
STV.tv- Emergency services were called out to investigate reports of a 'round, balloon-like' object falling from the sky near the village of Dores.
A mysterious flying object above Loch Ness sparked a large-scale search by emergency services.
Police, coastguard officers, a lifeboat crew and an RAF search and rescue helicopter scoured the around Dores, on the southern shore of the loch, following reports of an object falling from the sky at about 8pm on Saturday.
Northern Constabulary said the object was described as being "round, balloon-like in shape and blue in colour".
The search was carried out amid fears that a parachutist or hang-glider could have crash-landed in the remote area, but after three hours no trace of an aircraft or parachute could be found and the search was stood down.
One local resident, Denise Rooney, told STV's Facebook page she had noticed an object in the sky while having a barbecue in the hills above Dores.
She said: "I pointed out a white globe that I thought was a star initially but it moved across the sky. It was very far away. Could have been anything and it was on a steady path.
"I just remembered thinking I could see it but not hear it and it was an unusual flight path from that direction."
Rescue workers said the alarm was raised in good faith and commended members of the public who called out the emergency services.
Loch Ness RNLI crew member Martin Douglas said: "A member of the public reported seeing a hang glider or microlight descending into the loch.
"The RNLI lifeboat crew spoke to people on the shoreline who stated that they had seen a balloon-like object just above the tree line near Dores."
His colleague Vivian Bailey added: "Speed of arrival on scene was essential and we were able to link our search efforts with those of the Coastguard and RAF, something we practice regularly.
"We believe the reports were based on sightings causing genuine concern and we commend the actions of the members of the public that contacted the emergency services."
A police spokeswoman said: "Northern Constabulary and HM Coastguard responded to a report of an object falling from the sky on the south side of Loch Ness approximately two to five kilometres south-west of the village of Dores.
"The object was described as being round, balloon-like in shape and blue in colour.
"An extensive search was carried out by police, coastguard, Loch Ness lifeboat and RAF search and rescue helicopter 137, with nothing untoward being found."