Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NASA tracks meteors... and UFOs

NASA's new Allsky cameras seem to be catching more than just fireballs.





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More videos


NASA's Allsky

Special note:  Thanks to the person who put this video together. -SW

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Video of Lunar crater and possible UFO

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Jerusalem's Dome of the rock UFO up close- For real?

Decide for yourself if this latest video is authentic, or a CGI hoax. If hoaxed, then for what purpose? -SW




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Additional Reports of Green Fireball- Update



Depiction of helicopters following green fireball object (Case # 28396).

See Additional Report at the bottom of this post.

In an email to LITS, JJ writes:


I'm from Los Angeles and I saw something just like that a few days ago (maybe Monday?). It was headed West to East around 6:50am. It was north and slightly west of downtown because I was in traffic on the 110 N heading into downtown.

This was around sunrise and I'd never seen a shooting star when it's not strictly night. It's also one of the brightest shooting stars I've ever seen, and it was a greenish tint. I saw IO9 report on this and hoped they had an answer as to what I saw!


I responded and asked:

First, did the object appear to be in our atmosphere and if so, how close to Earth?
Second, did IO9 have an answer?


JJ's response:

Hey!
I would say yes, it appeared to be in the atmosphere. It was pretty low and was visible for a good three - 3.5 seconds. Maybe a fist, fist and a half above the horizon? I'm not sure how far north of me it was, but it was directly aligned with the freeway. Sitting in traffic, I was staring STRAIGHT at it as it ran west to east. I was somewhere between the A and the B points on this map, although I think I was much closer to A than B:


Link to Google map

If you click on "A" it should take you to the street view, which is very close to the view I was seeing.

Io9 unfortunately had no answer. The headline was "Did you see this bright green light zooming overhead earlier this week" and I clicked because I did and wanted to know what it was! They only quoted your site, though. I'd love to know what it was!

-JJ


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New reports submitted to MUFON:


MUFON Case # 28396
Date:    2011-03-23
Time:   21:15 GMT
City:    Fort Worth
State:    Texas
Shape:    Bullet/Missile,Circle,Fireball,Sphere,Star-like
Vallee Index: AN1
Summary:  GLOWING GREEN LIGHT SHOOTING FROM SKY

Report:
SITTING OUTSIDE ON FRONT PORCH WITH MY HUSBAND. HUSBAND NOTICED TO THE SOUTH A FORMATION OF AIRCRAFT WHICH APPEARED LIKE A VERY LOW-FLYING AIRPLANE. AT THE SAME TIME TO THE WEST NORTHWEST I SAW A BRIGHT GREEN LIGHT FALLING IN A SOUTH TO NORTH STRAIGHT PATTERN IN A SLOW DESCENT TOWARD THE GROUND. ITS APPEARANCE WAS SIMILAR TO A SHOOTING STAR, BUT MUCH LARGER, BRIGHT GLOWING GREEN, AND FOLLOWED BY WHAT LOOKED LIKE A TRAIL OF FIRE. I DON'T BELIEVE THIS WAS A SHOOTING STAR. IMMEDIATELY AFTER ITS DISAPPEARANCE INTO THE TREELINE, THE AIRCRAFT TO THE SOUTH GOT CLOSER TO OUR HOME AND TURNED OUT TO BE 3 HELICOPTERS FLYING IN A TIGHT TRIANGULAR FORMATION. THE LEAD HELICOPTER SEEMED TO HAVE A SEARCH LIGHT ON. THE REAR TWO HELICOPTERS HAD NO SPOTLIGHT, ONLY A RED INDICATOR LIGHT ON THE FRONT OF THE CRAFT. THEY CONTINUED IN A NORTHBOUND FLIGHT AND DISAPPEARED.

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MUFON Case # 28401
Date:    2011-03-23
City:    Ft Worth
State:    Texas
Vallee Index: AN1
Summary:  (clarification of event) strange comet in sky

Report:
Just to clarify the details of my sighting of the green sphere or (fireball) in the sky the night of the 23rd: this comes after reading a couple of other Tx reports of the same type of sightings on the same night. Before the actual 5 second occurence, I also saw three craft, and in my perspective, these were small civilian aircraft often seen coming to and from our local small airports, nothing of extrateresstrial origin. These three craft flew from east to west and seemed to be an equal distance apart, going at the same speed across the sky and the green ball event happened within a few minutes after they flew by. This may help to exact my time of sighting. The ball also went from the south to north direction, but from my vantage point did not go as far as I30...Could be more than one ball that night?

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Link to original reports

Note:  Reports are "as is", with no corrections. -SW
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Update - Additional Report:


MUFON Case # 28411
Date:    2011-03-23
Time:   21:15
City:    Frisco
State:    Texas
Shape:    Circle,Fireball
Distance:    20 feet or less
Vallee Index:    MA1
Summary:    Bright Green Fireball with a little white glow   

Report:
While driving on Ohio drive in Frisco the sky was very clear. I saw what appeared to be a green fireball. It reminded me of 4th of July fireworks however it was just one fireball and very large. My 13 year old was in the car and I yelled "look" and we both were like wow. We determined it couldn't be a meteor as we saw a meteor shower two summers ago and it looked nothing like that. We also said why would someone just shoot one firework in the sky and it didn't drop pieces of fire. It just very slowly shot across the sky and went down and just dissappeared. There was also what appeared to be an airplane traveling in the same direction and I was wondering if they saw what we saw.



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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Green Fireball streaks across several states


I received these 2 emailed reports from witnesses in Forestburg & Hutto, Texas.  Both witnesses report a blue to green fireball traveling West to East in the sky.


Forestburg, Texas (North of DFW)
March 23, 2011 9:15PM


Large bright blue spherical light fast from west to east high to low across northern horizon from Forestburg, Texas.  Lots of aircraft followed but could have been regular traffic to DFW; however, more than usual in small airspace.  Wife saw a similar light a few minutes earlier.

There were quite a number of aircraft generally following the flight path of the object/light but kind of irregularly.  That was about a minute after the passing.  The object was much faster than any plane and could have been a meteor but it seemed much closer to the earth and more horizontal from west to east.

The planes were high in the sky and it was difficult to determine even whether they were jet or prop.  There were about 5 of them.  One seemed to be a regular passenger jet and broke from west to southwest toward DFW.  The other four were kind of circling and the movement was to the east in the direction of the object.

The sky was clear.  I saw the object through my north facing window from inside my house.  It was large, fast, and bright with a bluish tint.  I went outside immediately to see more but the object had passed… the planes were up but nothing else.  The planes moved on to the east and disappeared after a few minutes.  Then, there was no activity in the sky at all for the next 20 or thirty minutes when I went to bed.

Wife saw an earlier one I did not see from another window in our living room.  That was about 20 minutes earlier.  She says it was like a still light in the northwest sky and then broke to the east like the one I saw.  She says it could have appeared still but could have been coming directly toward our location then turned to the east.  She didn’t tell me about it until I yelled about the later one I saw as I saw it.  She saw the aircraft as well.

Sheppard AFB is about 75 miles to the northwest of here.  Our home is in the country with no neighbors within at least half a mile.

We don’t make a deal out of unusual occurrences but this was spectacular.

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Hutto, Texas (NNE of Austin)
March 23, 2011 9:30PM


I was driving over a hill in Hutto Texas and saw a bright green blue light in the sky (kinda looked like a shooting star but not the right color). It went for a good distanced and looked to explode, it jumped forward an continued its path out of my sight. I had a friend post a link to your site about a sighting in Hutto. I don't know what I saw, but it was really cool.
I saw the light arounds 9:30. It was traveling roughly west to east. I watched it for about 15-20 seconds until it disappeared behind the hill.

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These sightings were submitted to MUFON and appear to be related to the sightings reported to me.  Reports are "as is", with no corrections.

MUFON Case # 28365
Date:    2011-03-22
Time:   Not noted
City:    Ft Worth
State:    Texas
Shape:    Disc,Oval,Sphere,Other,Unknown
Vallee Index: FB1
Summary: another report to go with yesterdays

Report:
I saw the lights in the sky again from my patio only they were in front of me this time. These arent the first sightings I have had of the object(s). I have just decided to start speaking about it so maybe someone will tell what they are or at least come forward as a witness also.. About last nights sighting, instead of the object being behind my left shoulder as my prior sighting the night before, this one was in front of me in the NW sky and it wasnt as close as the sighting before. I didnt state how far away I thought the object was in last reported sighting but I will estimate it was up to one mile away, maybe closer but up to one mile. In the sighting I will say it was three times that far. The objects are sometimes muliple in the sky, at different locations, just hovering, with multicolored lights that seem to go around the perimiter. I thought maybe its something that monitors the gas wells in the area, but dont know. I am scared to take a picture but if I get the nerve I will post one or send to mufon to view.

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MUFON Case # 28369
Date:    2011-03-23
Time:   20:50
City:    Fort Worth
State:    Texas
Shape:    Egg
Vallee Index:   AN1
Summary: Green Fireball

Report:
I came home from class and walked out on to our apartments balcony where my roommate was. When I got out there I thought I saw a shooting star so I told my roommate who stood up to look at it too. However, it was not like any shooting star any of us have ever seen. It was traveling over I-30 faster than any jet that either of us have ever seen. It was egg shaped and bright green and then instantly turned into a bright red/orange color and then seemed to go a little lower and then disappeared. The weird part about it, is that it did not really seem to have much of a tail at all. It probably lasted about 4-5 seconds. We looked online and what we saw was described as a "green fireball" but the one we saw did not have a tail unlike some of the photos and videos that we had found.

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MUFON Case # 28370
Date:    2011-03-23
Time:   Not noted
City:    Ft Worth
State:    Texas
Shape:    Circle,Fireball,Sphere,Star-like
Vallee Index: AN1
Summary: Strange comet flies through sky

Report:
Well, once again, strange things in the sky, very close, under a mile or so in the distance, I see a comet like object very bright white light that gets larger, maybe up to basketball size, then form a tail and begin to decrease in size and turn into a perfect brilliant green sphere and quickly turn small and disintegrate before ever reaching ground. It was so fast that by the time I could open the door for my daughter to see it had gone..anyone else see this happen?

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MUFON Case # 28372
Date:    2011-03-23
Time:   21:10
City:    Rowlett
State:    Texas
Shape:    Egg
Distance: One mile or less
Location: Suburban
Terrain: Fields
Visibility: Clear
Vallee Index: FB1
Description: Bright white oblong shaped object almost size of the moon. Moving from south to north very fast.   

Report:
Was going north on Dexham rd. toward Hwy. 66 in Rowlett. Saw the object when looking to my left while I was driving. Object seem to appear when I was about half way between Miller rd. and Hwy. 66 (Lakeview Prky.)My wife who was with me saw it at the same time I did. At first thought it was a meteor, but realized it was bigger than any meteor I had seen before and it had an oval or oblong shape and was white in color with what appeared to be light fragments moving in front of the bigger object. The object appeared to be heading in a downward trajectory and disappeared over the horizon very quickly. Our children who were with us and riding in the back seat did not see it at all even though my wife and I inquired if they saw what we had seen. My feelings were of awe and curiosity as I've never seen anything that looked like what I saw.

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MUFON Case # 28373
Date:    2011-03-24
Time:   Not noted
City:    Midland
State:    Texas
Shape:    Unknown
Vallee Index: AN1
Summary: Large flaming object falling from the sky

Report:
First: I had reported a previous sighting to Paranexus minutes before I saw this happen. After making the above report that occurred on March 11, I went outside to smoke and looked at the stars/skywatched for about 15 minutes and was about to go back into my shop but leaned up against my door looking North just for a few more minutes when very suddenly my peripheral vision caught something in the Northeast. I turned to look and was astounded to see a large object falling. I thought I had luckily caught a metiorite but it was falling slower than a metiorite and at a much steeper angle than I expected, so I watched it fall with flames trailing and was actually fearful because it looked like it landed between my town and the next one to the East. I say fearful because everything is so dry here. I almost looked like it could be an aircraft. The flames engulfed the object and trailed long on the end to my left, got smaller in the middle and trailed not quite as long on the other end.I lost sight behind trees and homes close to me, so I couldn't see it hit the ground. I actually said "Whoa" outloud. I debated what I should do for about two or three minutes, and finally decided to get in my truck and see if I could find it or see any fire/police vehicles. I saw nothing except a few civilian trucks just off of the highway that might have been looking for it, but I didn't know if anyone else saw it. On the way home, I stopped and reported what I saw to the county Sheriff because of fire potential. I came home and watched the sky for any planes or helicopters and listened for sirens...nothing. I don't know what else to say but I don't think this was a trivial event. Maybe it landed or hit further than I thought, but I don't think so.
I am a retired Navy/government aircraft mechanic and have seen many metiorites. I have no idea what this was.


*** Possibly related- Sighting in Arizona


MUFON Case # 28371
Date:    2011-03-23
Time:   20:18
City:    Kingman
State:    Arizona
Shape:    Star-like
Vallee Index: AN1
Summary: Looking to the West, object illuminated then disappeared   

Report:
Me and my wife were outside doing our usual horse training exercises. I decided to bring my binoculars and tripod so I could do some star gazing as well. as I was setting up my wife near our garage asked me something, I looked up to the west and noticed a star like object that looked out of place. there are not alot of stars out in that direction where the magnitude is above a 1 or 2. The object was quite bright and stationary. In perhaps 5 seconds, brightened slightly And then faded out completely. The feel of the event was "yep, that was something." I jumped online to see where the ISS was (Not even going over N.America presently), no space shuttle or satellites. The event was short but impressive.

Event occured at 8:18pm Duration lasted about 5 seconds.

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Note:  Something unusual was seen in the skies from Arizona to Texas, with a number of Texas witnesses reporting in.
There are some time discrepancies and some witnesses neglected to give a time of their sighting. 
It is very important to note the exact time and date of a sighting.  It helps to verify others sightings.


Was this a meteor, or was it something else?  You decide.

-SW


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Objects seen in North Central Texas= Update

Depiction of light (object) seen from Breckenridge, TX.


See Update below these reports.

MUFON Case #  28345
Date/Time: 2008-07-04 21:03

City: Ft Worth
State: Texas
Shape: Circle,Sphere,Other,Unknown
Distance: 500 feet or less
Location: City
Terrain: Fields
Visibility: Unknown
Weather: None
Entity Type: Other
Vallee Index: CE1
Summary: spinning multi colored orbs

Report:
my youngest child and I were on the patio of our apartments and all of a sudden in the field adjacent to us, I were mesmerized by some beautiful, spinning, multicolored orbs. These were not fireworks. One way to describe this would be watching some sort of energy, spinning and building up speed in a circular motion, horizontal to the ground, lifting and then lowering after becoming larger as they spun, and smaller around as it lowered again disappearing into the ground. This is so hard to describe, wish i could somehow make a moving diagram for all to see, It was beautiful..almost like a hologram, very colorful orbs. I always look to see if it will happen again, but nothing yet.



MUFON Case # 28358
Date/Time: 2011-03-21 00:00

City: Arlington
State: Texas
Shape: Disc,Unknown
Vallee Index: FB1
Summary: outside on apartment patio(second floor) saw object with colored lights flashing around perimeter

Report:
Well I have been seeing these objects for the past 6 months or more. They are usually just far enough away to question whether or not they are UFOs but last night this one was closest it had ever been...Just about a day after I submitted my report on spinning orbs the object shows itself to me. Its almost as if its letting me know its there because soon after I turned back to look at it over my left shoulder(my back was to the wall with the left side of my face to the outside of my patio) it totally disappeared. I turned to look at it about four times in a total of 5 minutes. I was feeling very uncomfortable so I went to let the dog out of my childs room to stay with me. I had woke my child when I opened the door and asked if he would come lay on a pallet near my bed. He knows i see these and he has seen them but cant confirm what they are either..As he got up I opened patio door to see if it was still there and of course it was but twice as far away SW direction of sky. Just reappeared there. Scares me a little but very curious about them..

A cop in the town right next to us(where my kids go to school) reported the same thing some months ago??????

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Note:  At 12:30 a.m., March 23, 2011 I noticed an extremely bright light in the WSW sky.  This object was located halfway between Procyon (double star) and Betelgeuse (in perspective, right shoulder (our left) of Constellation Orion).
This light/object, at first glance appeared to be a star but it was larger and of a brighter magnitude than either Procyon, or Betelgeuse.
I am wondering if this could be the same object that the witness(s) in Arlington saw?
-SW

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UPDATE: 

A witness writes:
"This the person posting from Arlington and I found this site today.. You have placed the object in the exact location it was sitting. I mean, it is dead on where I viewed it and want to know if you also viewed it from Arlington.

I am the person in Arlington who posted the sighting on March 21st and want to know if you also viewed this while in the Arlington area,, and if not where was your location? I ask this because the animation is dead on. Its shows exact location of this but was definitely in our atmosphere."


Reply:  I am located near Breckenridge, Texas, which is approximately 100 miles west of the DFW area.   The depiction is what I observed on 3/23/11.


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Saturday, March 19, 2011

NASA Spacecraft Snares Mercury

Planet Mercury as seen by the Mariner 10 spacecraft.







Mercury nets spacecraft companion

USA Today
- Mercury was the fleetest of the Roman gods, the messenger of heaven. A tough guy to catch in a race. Catching up to Mercury, the god's planetary namesake, was no easy feat either.

That's why the engineers whose spacecraft this week caught up to the world named for the wing-footed deity, the fleetest planet in our solar system, perhaps deserve some victory laurels.

"We hit it right on all the orbital numbers. It went perfect," says MESSENGER mission engineer Eric Finnegan of the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md.

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Consummating a six-and-a-half year pursuit, NASA's $446 millionMESSENGER spacecraft fell into orbit around Mercury on Thursday evening, following a 15-minute rocket firing. (MESSENGER stands for MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, surely one of the most contrived acronyms in the space agency's Inquisition-like history of torturing names.) To hit its mark, the rocket burn only exceeded its planned time by 4 seconds, Finnegan says. "After six-and-a-half years, we think that's pretty close."

But that's not all. The trip also required one flyby of Earth (in 2005), two flybys of Venus (2006 and 2007) and three flybys (2008, and two in 2009) of Mercury itself, all to set up the spacecraft for its capture by the planet's gravitational pull on Thursday night. The trips were more than just opportunities to glimpse the scenery, they made it possible for the spacecraft to make its trip to the inner reaches of our solar system.

Mercury zips around the sun at 107,000 miles-per-hour, finishing a year in 58.7 days, while Earth circles at a more stately 66,600 mile-per-hour, completing a year in 365 days. Which might make you think that getting your spacecraft to speed up is the ticket to catching Mercury. But it is not so simple.

"When you are falling toward the sun, which wants to pull you in, you are picking up speed and you have to slow down," Finnegan says. Each flyby provided a "gravity assist" in aerospace engineering parlance, a way to pick up or drop some speed from a planet while circling around the sun, without burning any fuel.

Essentially, a gravity assist is a gravitational tug-of-war between a planet and a spacecraft, one that the big guy in the contest always wins in space, just like in life. Spacecraft mission designers have taken advantage of this inevitability since Mariner 10's 1974 visit to Venus. Here's how it works :

•Pass behind a planet as it circles the sun, and the planet's gravity will tug the spacecraft in the direction that both are headed, giving it a speed boost, or gravity slingshot.

•Pass ahead of a planet, and its gravity will pull back against the direction of the spacecraft, slowing the mission down.

NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, now headed right out of the solar system, used the gravity slingshot trick, for 35,700 mph speed boosts from Jupiter on their missions. MESSENGER's braking maneuvers on the other hand were much smaller (Finnegan compares them to "speed bumps") but they were absolutely necessary for the mission. "The majority of the energy we used to navigate was from the gravity assists," Finnegan says. "We could not have loaded enough fuel and still built the spacecraft, it would have been way too heavy, to just use rockets to get to Mercury."

So MESSENGER went like a stone skipping off the surface of a pond, slowing down with each gravity assist as it circled the sun, and shedding enough speed with each pass to put it into perfect position for settling into a gravitationally-balanced orbit around Mercury. In a sense, MESSENGER's final entry into orbit around Mercury was one last gravity assist, where it passed ahead of the planet, then fired its rockets to slow down and most important, line up the spacecraft into a successful planetary orbit.

"Through all the flybys, we effectively matched the speed of the planet," Finnegan says. "We wanted to slow just enough (with the rocket burn) for the planet to gently pull us into orbit."

Not too slow either, or the spacecraft would crash into Mercury. Instead, the planet essentially captured the spacecraft with its gravity, setting it on an egg-shaped orbit that takes MESSENGER to within 120 miles of Mercury's surface, but also sends it farther out in space, about 9,445 miles above the cool nighttime surface of the world, where the craft can cool off. The o rbit also follows an 80-degree tilt, with respect to Mercury's equator, unlike most planetary orbiters, which either circle the equator or poles of a world.

"A lot of the orbit is arranged so we can turn the spacecraft to Earth and transmit everything we find," Finnegan says. And a lot of it is arranged to keep a ceramic sunshade between the sun's 660-degree Fahrenheit temperatures and the spacecraft. "It might be room temperature behind the sunshade," he says.

In one romantic poem of the Middle Ages, Mercury, the Roman god, famously captured a nymph (named Cloris) with a magical net. Just so, Mercury, the planet, has now captured its own attendant. For at least the next year, the spacecraft will plumb the secrets of Mercury on a mission made possible through gravity, a magical net no matter the era.





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Note: If  we humans can send spacecraft to other worlds, then don't you think it stands to reason that a much more advance civilization can do the same... and more? - SW

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The "Supermoon"- March 19, 2011

The full moon of March 19, 2011 became a supermoon when it was at it's closest to Earth.  By the time North Americans get to see it, it will already be further away.


What Makes a 'Supermoon' So Super?


Space.com-  Much ado has been made about the so-called "supermoon" that will take place tonight. Tonight's full moon will nearly coincide with the moon's arrival at the perigee point in its orbit around the Earth, resulting in the closest and biggest full moon in our sky since March 1993.

Or will it?

On Saturday night, the moon will arrive at perigee at 19:09 UT (3:09 p.m. Eastern Time). Its distance from the Earth at that moment will be 221,565 miles. But just over three years ago, on Dec. 12, 2008, which was also the night of a full moon, the moon reached perigee at 21:39 UT (4:39 p.m. Eastern Time) at a distance of 221,559 miles, about 6 miles closer than Saturday night's perigee distance.

So it seems Saturday night's supermoon will actually be just a little less super than the full moon of Dec. 2008.

Despite this fact, Geoff Chester of the United States Naval Observatory says tonight's full moon is still the winner for closeness of a full moon. How is that possible?

A lunar loophole

Chester points out that on Dec. 12, 2008, the moon reached fullness at 16:37 UT, while perigee was at 21:39. That's a difference of just over five hours. So when the moon turned full that night, it was still five hours away from reaching its closest point to Earth; its distance at the moment it turned full was 221,587 miles.

In contrast, today's full moon occurs at 18:10 UT, while perigee occurs at 19:09; the difference being less than an hour. So today, when the moon officially turns full, its distance from Earth will be 221,566 miles.

So even though the moon actually came a little closer to Earth in December 2008, if we compare distances when the moon officially turns full, today's full moon wins out by a scant 21 miles.

But for North Americans ... second place!

In all fairness, we should also point out that on Dec.12, 2008, the moment that the moon officially turned full was not visible in North America because it occurred during the daytime, when the moon was below the horizon.

And that very same circumstance will also occur at the moment today's moon turns full (2:10 p.m. Eastern Time; 11:10 a.m. Pacific Time); the moon will again be out of sight for North Americans.
So back on Dec. 12, 2008 — as will be the case tonight — when millions of people cast their gaze toward the moon, it really wasn’t a "full" moon, but rather a waning gibbous moon. The same case will hold true tonight.

Certainly, to all of us who look up at it tonight's moon, it will appear "full," but keep in mind that the actual moment when the moon's disk became 100 percent illuminated will have already passed many hours earlier. Although not readily perceptible to most eyes, tonight’s moon will be waning or diminishing in illumination. Rather than seeing it fully illuminated, tonight we will see it at about 99.8 percent illumination).

Who's first?

In addition, the moon that North Americans will see with their own eyes tonight will actually run a very close second to that of Dec. 12, 2008, in terms of distance.
From Boston, for instance, when the moon comes over the eastern horizon this evening, it will be 221,580 miles away.

But on Dec. 12, 2008, at moonrise, Bostonians saw the moon ever-so-slightly closer, at 221,559 miles; again, just a scant 21 mile difference. That's because in 2008, the moon took more than five hours to reach its perigee point after it turned full. The moon was arriving at the closest point in its orbit just as darkness had begun to fall and the moon was beginning to appear over North America.

As Geoff Chester has already pointed out above, today's full moon and moment of perigee occur within less than an hour of each other, during the late morning/early afternoon hours for North America.

By the time darkness is falling and the moon begins appearing over the eastern horizon for North Americans, it will have already been slowly receding from Earth and so it will be a little farther away than it was in 2008.

But don't let all this stop you from going out tonight and enjoying the sight of this, the "biggest moon of 2011." The moon is, after all, our nearest neighbor in space, Earth's eternal companion and friend.

And let's face it ... what's 21 miles among friends?

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cocoa, Florida Woman Reports Disc UFO Fly-over, 3/16/2011

Artist depiction





A woman in Cocoa, Florida heard a loud sound and then watched a disc UFO fly slowly over her house and the neighborhood, until it was out of sight.

Here is that "as is", unedited report.








MUFON Case #    28251
Date/Time:    2011-03-16 21:30
City:    Cocoa
State:    Florida
Shape:    Disc
Distance:    Unknown
Vallee Index:    CE1
Summary:    flew over home in neighborhood very low

Report:
i was in my kitchen washing dishes when there was a very loud sound outside overhead.it became louder and i could feel the house almost shake,i ran outside to see what it was and it was an extremely large disc like object that was so low just barely hovering over our house and continued on over the houses in the neighborhood.i originally thought a plane was going to crash because of the loud sound that you could actually feel..but it very slowly just glided overhead.it was far bigger than a plane or jet and the shape was disc like but with no specific color almost appearing clear but yet you could see it was a solid shape.most recognizable about the shape was the middle with a bright lit up triangle with multi color lights.they did not flash anywhere and the lights in the shape of the triangle always stayed lit.i watched it till it was out of sight,,then my adult son came out to see what was going on and then i told him what i saw out there and pointed to the directions from which it came and went.he then told me of this sight and this is how i came to be here telling you what i just saw.i still cannot believe what i have just experienced..i even walked back out there hoping to see it again but of course i didnt.my son asked me why i didnt call him..i explained to him that when i was out there watching it i was in such awe and couldnt take my eyes off of it.if i ran back into the house i would lose track of it.this is the first time i have seen something like this out here.my son also stated that a friend of ours saw the same exact thing with the same exact description roughly 10 years ago.i am amazed at what i just saw..wish i could see it again..funny i didnt feel afraid once i saw it.no photos.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

LITS Investigation in Southeast Texas- Preliminary Report

Photo with inserted depiction of entity, by SW.


Amongst the piney woods of Southeast Texas, there is a bustling little town full of friendly folk and abundant hospitality.  There is also a dark secret which no one seems to know of.  If they do, no one is talking about it.

Preliminary Report:  I arrived Friday, 3/11/2011 to conduct an investigation but when I left, there were more questions than answers.  Due to the nature of the investigation and the witnesses involved, I can not discuss nor reveal the exact location at this time.

My friend and colleague, Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters, along with a colleague of his had already done a remote view of the location.  During my on-site investigation I was able to corroborate their findings.

I myself experienced something, saw something and was physically affected by something while I was there.  I am very sensitive to certain energies and am adept at dousing.  I did a sweep of the area and detected what I felt was a cavern or tunnel underground, crossing below the entire length of the property and extending on for miles.  Other equipment used was an EMF detector and Geiger counter, both showing unusual readings.

I, along with an assistant, witnessed an entity in broad daylight.  While I was the only one to actually see this being scurry up a pine tree as easily as a sprinter running up stairs, we both witnessed it watching us from it's perch among the boughs.  You couldn't have paid me enough to approach this entity, or the woods.

As soon as we drove on site I began to feel ill, with pressure behind my eyes and a nauseous feeling in the pit of my stomach.  No, it wasn't the chicken fried steak I'd had for lunch.  This ill feeling didn't leave me until after we had left for our trip home and were several miles away.

Another odd occurrence on site, was a Geiger counter that was left on a table overnight. I made sure that it was set to 'zero'.  As clouds rolled in and the sky was no longer visible, the day's investigation and a constant feeling of being drained of energy suggested I retire for a short nap.  The time was 02:30, 3/12/2011.

There was a sofa placed in front of large windows, at such an angle that I could lay down and see the entire Eastern sky.  I stretched out and watched the clouds roll in, then drifted off for a bit.  When I awoke, I walked to the table and that is when I noticed that the Geiger counter had spiked and was on "4" mR/hr (milli-Roentgens per hour).  What could have caused this, I don't know.

There has been UFO and possibly alien activity in this location.  I spoke with other witnesses and I found them intelligent and honest.

Also included, is an audio recorded by the witness using a shop made parabolic microphone ("Big Ear") with digital recorder.  This audio is quiet disturbing to some.

I will post a more complete report when all data and photos have been analyzed.

Sunny Williams
Lead Investigator for LITS

Audio recording of sound from the woods in East Texas:






YouTube Link


Same audio, reduced further:




YouTube Link



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Monday, March 14, 2011

Multiple UFO Sightings in Texas- 3/12/2011

Sightings map for March 12, 2011.



Witness submitted depiction for case # 28231






The evening of March 12, 2011 was a busy night for spotting UFOs.  Sightings in Austin, Denton, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Killeen, Mansfield and Powderly, Texas have been reported to MUFON.  Here are those "as is" unedited reports.



MUFON Case # 28216
Date/Time: 2011-03-12 09:44
City:    Austin
State:    Texas
Shape:    Sphere
Distance:    Unknown
Vallee Index:    FB1
Summary: Looked up and saw the UFO shadowing a Jet liner on the co.pilots side. keeping up with the plane in front of the wing but along side like staying even with the cockpit.

Report:
It was about 9:44 am, I had gone to the back yard with my dog. I sat in a chair while
she ran around. There were some small puffy clouds and I looked up facing the North,
I saw an airliner about 22.000ft heading south-east. Then I noticed a small, shinny
object by the plane. it looked like a sphere. I looked at it and at first I thought why is that so close to the plane? I thought it might have been a small plane and it looked like it was close to the plane...then I noticed it was keeping pace with the plane.
I kept watching it and as the plane flew this object along side of it was bobbing
around slightly as it stayed with the plane. It stayed near the section of the plane were
the pilots sit on the co-pilot's side. It was close to the wing but to the front of it.
Then.....it hit me....OMG....it's a UFO messing with this plane and it freaked me out.
then they were heading for a cloud...and they both went in the cloud but only the Jet came out. It was about 30-40 seconds before they went into the cloud.
I watched the cloud for a few minutes to see when or if the UFO would come out. I sat
there for about 5 minutes watching the cloud and I never saw the UFO again.
But were I live, I have lived for 12 years...This is not my first UFO... and I watch the sky
all the time. I know how long it takes a jet high up to cross the sky. And This Jet was
not cruising....it was hauling, like something was chasing it. It stayed in it's South-East
direction. I was shaken by this and just so happens today was a MUFON meeting at
1 p.m..... I was still shaking even in my voice when I got there. There was just something
about this craft being so close to the plane that freaked me out.
In all the years I have lived here and all the planes I have seen fly over....I have never, ever
seen a UFO near any of them and I spend a lot of time watching the sky.

Please let me know if ANY ONE else saw this.

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MUFON Case # 28218
Date/Time: 2011-03-12 22:40
City:    Mansfield
State:    Texas
Shape:    Cylinder
Duration:    00:00:04
Vallee Index:    MA1
Summary: green shape appeared out of nowhere then shot away up to clouds.

Report:
I was walking my dog tonight at 2240 and since it was a beautiful clear night I was looking up at the stars. Out of nowhere, where there had been only stars, a green light appeared and just hovered in the sky. It was a solid green light that had an almost neon-like glowing quality to it - but it was definately a solid green light that did not change it's shape while it hovered. Just as I saw the light, as it was standing still, it shot off amazingly fast leaving a white tail behind and then the light and the white tail just disappeared. As the light was jetting off it changed into a short imperfect cylinder shape like it was stretching and a large white tail was left behind as it moved. The green light moved straight then curved slightly upward and then disappeared along with the bright white tail. I did not hear any noise at all - it simply appeared in a clear sky and I felt as if this object was low in the sky but I don't know what makes me think that since the event lasted just seconds. I have seen many shooting stars and this was an object that was not dependent on gravity for movement - this object moved under it's own power. I am not someone who looks for UFO's as my thinking is if they are intelligent enough to visit us they are intelligent enough to not be seen. Awesome experience and one I will never forget.

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MUFON Case # 28219
Date/Time:    2011-03-13 22:18
City:    Jacksonville
State:    Texas
Shape:    Circle
Distance:    One mile or less
Location:    Lake/River
Terrain:    Woods
Visibility:    Clear
Weather:    Windy
Entity Type:    None
Vallee Index:    FB1
Summary: A 3/4 size of moon white maybe blueish orb in the sky.

Report:
I was playing a video game on the computer and happen to look out the window(which had blinds over the window). I saw a A 3/4 size of moon white maybe blueish orb in the sky that first looked like a meteor but it left no trail. This took much surprise to me. I saw whatever short amount of time I had until it was gone. I was calm for a little while but soon I felt like I was about to have an anxiety attack. It move straight across the sky maybe a little bit of turning.
It just flew away the next half second.

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MUFON Case # 28222
Date/Time: 2011-03-12 23:35
City:    Powderly
State:    Texas
Shape:    Fireball,Sphere
Distance:    Unknown
Location:    Farmland
Terrain:    Fields
Visibility:    Clear
Weather:    Does Not Apply
Entity Type:    Unknown
Vallee Index:    FB1
Summary: Huge! Brilliant- green sphere shaped fireball with large comet-like tail

Report:
It was about 11:35 pm March 12 2011, I came out side to look at the stars and give my dog her massage before bed, I looked up in the SE sky over Powdery, Texas,just E of hwy 271 and I saw what I thought was going to be a shooting star or meteroit as it had a much larger tail behind it. It traved horizontally across the sky with no decention.. I was quite intrigued as to what happened next. A very large brilliant bright green a fireball like sphere appeared in front of the tail. It remained there traveling hoizontally for a few more moments,15-20 seconds and just disappearred tail and all! There was no fading just gone. The whole event encompassed approx.45seconds. The .very large size of the object made the stars appear to be tiny crystals far in the distance. I was awe struck andfound myself repeating " Oh my Gosh What is that?" I immediatly ran inside and told my Mother what Id witnessed. I ve always watched the stars since I was a child and have seen many beautiful things but never anything quite so faboulous and so close.

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MUFON Case # 28223
Date/Time: 2011-03-12 22:35
City:    Fort Worth
State:    Texas
Shape:    Circle
Distance:    One mile or less
Entity Type:    None,Unknown
Vallee Index:    FB1
Summary: Moon like globe shoots across the sky from left to right

Report:
I was sitting by my pool facing the east playing my flute. It was a warm evening with good visablity. While I was playing my flute, all of a sudden I saw in the corner of my eye a bright white light coming in to my view from the southeast part of the sky. I stopped playing and watched as this bright white globe streamed across the sky from right to left, (southeast to north), desending from right to left at about a 40 degree angle towards the ground. It was very close, not far away. I did'nt know what it could be. I really didn't have time to think about it, it happened really fast. It looked like it was just above the greenbelt behind my house. It appeared like the full moon, yet it was at least twice as large as a full moon. Also, the moon was behind me and was only partially lit, maybe a 3rd of the moon was lit. So it definitly wasn't the moon. It almost seemed like it was just east of the house next to me, maybe a little further, maybe a 2-4 hundred yards, where there is a green belt that separates our houses from the apartments that are on the top of the hill. As it streamed across the sky, after about 2 seconds it produced two little white flare like jets of fire one on the top and one on the bottom of the globe. The globe then started spinning in a clockwise motion while it was descending. This lasted about 3 or 4 seconds. Then, it fell towards the ground. When it was about to hit the ground I screamed stood up and screamed " Oh My God ", as I expected to hear a large explosion. But it went behind the trees and dissappeared with no sound. I looked at my watch and it read 10:35 PM CST. I want to repeat that this globe was large and moving very fast from left to right at a 40 degree angle downwards. It wasn't the moon, it wasn't an airplane or helicopter. I've never seen a ufo before,and I never expected I would ever see something like this. It's the most incredible thing I've ever seen in my life. In regards to my feelings, I started thinking about the events that are happening around the world. In Japan, New Zealand, and the volcanoe in Indoensia erupting. I started becoming concerned that this was a sign or a warning. I was worried that more was about to happen, but it didn't. At least not last night. These were just my feelings. The experience was very intense and I still have so many questions. That's really all I can convey at this time.

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MUFON Case # 28224
Date/Time: 2011-03-12 22:00
City:    Killeen
State:    Texas
Shape:    Circle,Sphere,Teardrop
Distance:    500 feet or less
Location:    Suburban
Terrain:    Fields
Visibility:    Clear
Weather:    Windy
Vallee Index:    CE1
Summary: I saw a bright , lime-green, circular object just appear silently out of the sky. It looked like it was searching for something and I thought it was a search light at first.. It hovere, zigged and zagged and then continued moving until it just vanished.

Report:
I left my house to take a short drive to our local Walmart Gas Station. Its was a very clear and dark night. I was driving on a country road. No street lights at all on this stretch of road. Im very observant when Im driving at night because we do have a lot of deer running around here and Im always extra careful so I dont have a run-in with one. Out of the sky, directly in front of me I saw a bright lime green sphere. I thought maybe it was a helicopter, airplane or search light. We are military and live near the Ft. Hood Army Installation Base. So we always have some type of training going on and all types of aircraft flying around. I couldnt help but notice it. But there was no sound at all and no lights hitting the ground. It hovered, zig and zagged, took off and disappeared. It was a perfect circle. Like a marble enclosed in a cloud. As it flew away it had a tail which made it look like a teardrop with the cloudy green color making it look like its firey exhaust, and then it just disappeared. Im a Vet and I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. But I know what I saw last night and I will never forget it. It came in silently and left the same way. At least I know that Im not alone and others saw and experienced the same thing last night here in Texas. I kept driving, went to the store and came home as fast as I could. I talked to my Brother who is a Cop and he told me to report it on this site. If I ever have another situation like this, I hope I have a camera to show proof of what my eyes have encountered.

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MUFON Case # 28231
Date/Time: 2011-03-12 22:30
City:    Denton
State:    Texas
Shape:    Circle,Disc
Duration:    00:00:04
Vallee Index:    FB1
Summary: up close being round with bright green/blue smaller circles on the sides and one in the middle

Report:
im a security guard and i had just gotten off of work. With the rock concert event that was going on it was all dead quite when everybody left. i had just sighned off the clock and was waiting for my dad because my car had broke downin in denton texas and he was my ride home. i was just standing leaning back against a truck wen i look across the street pitch black a big circular object comming out of no where like a shooting star and disapearing. at fist i thought it was one of those lights that clubs use to shine in the sky. But it was way too clear, even for me which i didnt have my glasses on and cant see good. it was big but i couldnt see the color of it do to of it being pitch black. Only the smaller circular lights being bright geenish-blue underneathe it that formed a circle and another one in the middle.I couldnt beelieve what i just saw when i asked a lady behind me if she saw it and she said yes, described it perfectly. Later my dad picked me up i didnt talk i was shivering and paranoid about the whole thing. When i got home i stepped inside into the living room i heard a sound like the mesquitto sound and it stopped then i heard a sort of radio wave for a while n stopped. my heart was heating so fast i couldnt sleep all night. i drew a sketch on how it looked like when then i went on google and searched for ufo's and i found one so close to what i saw except the glowing circles where bigger.

Photo

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Note:  Concerning the Mansfield report ("it was definately a solid green light that did not change it's shape while it hovered.") - Comets or meteors/bolides do not "hover".  That would denote that such an object was powered and under intelligent control. 

According to the witness's statement, the object 'hovered', meaning that it stopped in mid-flight and just hung there in the sky.  Therefore, it was not a rock  from outer space.
  Unless... 


Thanks to Edward, who saw the "rock"fly overhead as he traveled down I-30. -SW


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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Earthquake in Japan Headlines the News

Here are just a few of the headlines concerning the earthquake in Japan:

NASA Satellite Photos Show Devastation From Japan Quake and Tsunami

How the Japan Earthquake Shortened Days on Earth


The 'Supermoon' Did Not Cause the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
"And you are sure, how?"

Japan earthquake: As it happened

Waves Hit Hawaii, California; One Man Swept to Sea



Note: My heart goes out to those in Japan who have suffered, or perished during this catastrophe. At the same time I breath a sigh of relief for Hawaii and mainland U.S. Though there was boat and pier damage and one man swept out to sea during the Tsunami, the outcome for U.S. Residents could have been much worse.

Now to top things off,  Japan's Volcano (Shinmoedake) has erupted.  For those living in Japan, this must seem like the end of the world. -SW




Video Link


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Friday, March 11, 2011

LITS Investigations

Everyone,  I will be in the field this weekend, investigating a case here in Texas.  However, I will do my best to keep up with the reports that come in.  Those reports and what I can share of the case I am working on, will be posted just as soon as I return.

Thank you and please stay tuned.

Take care all,
SW

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White Sphere Over Aransas Pass, Texas



Note:
  This report from an Aransas Pass, Texas witness was submitted to MUFON.  It is posted here, "as is", no corrections.







MUFON Case #   28192
Date/Time:    2011-03-10 19:19
City:    Aransas Pass
State:    Texas
Shape:    Circle,Sphere
Distance:    One mile or less
Location:    Town
Visibility:    Clear
Vallee Index:    MA1
Summary:    Sphere of solid white light, moved across sky for few seconds, turned north and dissapeared

I was outside in the backyard taking the dog out, when I noticed an orb of light in the sky, it literally appeared out of nowhere, the sky was black and then it appeared, just a bright glowing orb of solid white light, it came from the west of my location where there is the gulf of mexico.i noticed it immediately because it was larger than any other object in the sky, and it was a solid light, and perfectly sphereical.

when i first saw it, and it was moving, i knew it wasnt a star, and it was too big and too close to be a plane. it was only one color solid white light. also the distance it covered in the time it was in the sky was far too fast than ive seen even a jet cover

the orb moved a short distance heading east so across the sky it moved west to east for about 5-7 seconds, then turned north im assuming, and i saw the light dim and only a small fraction of the light instead, what appeared to be the top section of the sphere, sort of a crescent of light, maybe 1/5th in size of the total sphere, for only a second or two, and then that fraction of light was gone as well and the sky was black again.

now in the second before the sphere became just a fraction crescent of light, it appeared to be 'turning' or changing direction and for some reason it looked almost flat on one side but as it was turning the light shrank into that small crescent, remained for only a second or 2, and then was gone. and then the sky was back to how it was before it had appeared.

this wasnt a plane or any known craft that i have seen. there was no sound when it appeared or the entire time it was moving. there were also at least one other craft in the sky, but it was a plane that looked to be a few miles east of where it appeared and that one for sure and i could tell the difference because the planes had the flashing white and red lights.

the sphere i saw did not flash, or pulse at all and the light itself was larger than any object in the sky at the time, except for the moon. in proportion to the moon it was maybe 1/4th the size of the moon. and it was a perfect circle and looked like a sphere although it could be cylindrical because i only saw the circle of light.

it wasnt in the air long enough for me to even take a picture or tell anyone to come look at it, it was just there, and as i watched wondering if it was a UFO it was gone.

i had never seen something like that which had made me want to report it but what i saw in this incident just felt like something nobody would believe but i wanted to report it anyway.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 8. 2011- Sightings over Hico & Stephenville


Note:  These reports are "as is".

UFO the size of 2 football fields

MUFON Case #  28169
Date/Time:  2011-03-08 00:00
City:    HICO
State:    Texas
Shape:    Circle,Disc
Vallee Index:    FB1


MY BUDDY JUST CALLED ME TO TELL ME HE SAW A UFO IN HICO TX THE SIZE OF TWO FOOTBALL FIELDS, WITH LIGHTS THAT CYCLED ON AND OFF FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. HE SAID THEY WERE UNLOADING SOMETHING FROM THE BACK OF HIS PICKUP TRUCK AND THEY LOOKED TOWARDS THE WEST AND SEEN THIS OBJECT COMING STRAIGHT AT THEM. THEY KEPT LOOKING AT THE OBJECT FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS THEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT AND THEN SHORLTY AFTER TWO HELICOPTERS WERE FLYING AROUND LIKE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE/SOMETHING.



Multiple UFO sightings, Hico, TX

MUFON Case #  28177
Date/Time:    2011-03-08 19:45
Status:    Assigned
City:    Stephenville
State:    Texas
Shape:    Unknown
Duration:    00:05:00
Distance:    Unknown
Location:    Farmland
Terrain:    Fields
Visibility:    Clear
Weather:    Windy
Vallee Index:    AN1


At around 7:45 on March 8, 2011 around 9 miles south of Stephenville, Texas, a relative told me to come outside because he had seen something UFO-like in the sky, specifically amber flashes of light. I went outside and waited. At first there was nothing to be seen, but after five minutes or so I too saw a flash of amber light towards Comanche that disappeared in, quite literally, a blink of an eye. That peaked my interest so I stayed. Then around four-five minutes later multiple flashes of amber colored light could be seen descending in a step light pattern. There were about six flashes of light that vanished in a few seconds. The lights origanted towards the south and ended towards the north. We live in an area prone to fighter jets so I assumed they were flares of some sort.

Then (by my estimation around 6 minutes later) two lights appeared in the sky, they were coming from around Stephenville. They were blinking, and I couldn't tell if they were representative of one craft with two lights (one at either end), or two crafts with one light a piece, but they did remain at a fixed distance and moved at the same speed.

It looked to be a few hundred yards across. It moved slow enough that I could easily see it across the sky, unlike the fighter jets that seemed to be following it.

The unknown craft(s)then made a pass towards Comanche, seemed to make a turn and headed back. I should also note that the craft(s) were wholly silent.

As it was heading towards Stephenville the relative I was with pointed towards the trees directly towards the north of

us. Above the line of trees, a few hundred feet up, was an orb-like "thing" that seemed to be moving in circles. It was a bit hard to see because it gave off no light. That was far more disconcering to be than the previous sighting of the craft(s) with the light because had it not been pointed out I would have had no way of knowing it was there, because it was also silent. I saw it twice in the span of about two minutes.

The craft(s) with the light then came back into sight and moved back towards Comanche. As usual, it was followed by the low rumble of jet fighters. It then disappeared and I did not see anymore of it, though the jets continued to be heard for some time after (which in and of itself is not uncommon for where we live).

I would have loved to document this (especially the rather creepy orb thing) but my phone's screen is cracked and isn't good for much of anything at the moment.

PS: I put down the sightings lasted about five minutes total, but there were gaps of time between each sighting.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

1967- 30 Performing Arts Students Interact With UFO


A performing arts student remembers a 1967 encounter with a UFO.  Here is that unedited report:



MUFON Case #  28144
Date/Time:    1967-06-30 19:30
City:    Center Bridge
State:    Pennsylvania
Shape:    Disc
Summary:    30 students interacted with a UFO

During the summer of ?67 I went to a Performing Arts camp in Center Bridge, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Phil Woods conducted the jazz band and was married to Chan, former spouse of Charlie Parker.

One early evening a girl from the camp and I were headed to a wooded area and we couldn?t help but notice a bright pulsating light in the sky. It was miles off and moved randomly within a small section of sky and then it blinked off reappearing instantly in another small section of sky. From the time we saw it, it steadily got closer. We watched it for a few minutes and then started running back to the main house to tell the others. On the driveway we were met by about 30 students running towards us. They had seen the light and were running to a high field to get a better look, so we turned around and headed for the field, and it got closer and closer. It hovered above and down range a little without making a sound. It looked metallic, with bars of white lights singed with green on the underside edge of the saucer. I remember thinking that I am looking an aircraft that looked similar to the flying saucer from ?The Earth Stood Still?.

After hovering for about a minute or two it moved to the other side of a tree line. It did this in a fluid motion, unlike before when its movements in the distant sky seemed like sometimes it blinked in and out of existence. All of us ran out of the field to the other side of the tree line and there it was hovering closer to us. This lasted for about 20, 30 seconds and then it moved back over the trees. We ran back to the field and were awarded again with the craft hovering closer still.

This continued several more times, each time the saucer hovered closer. When it jumped over the trees again, Baird Parker and I had had enough so we stayed in the field. When the saucer flew to the field again it hovered closer to us than it had before. The others ran back to the field where the UFO continued to hover for a little while and then it started moving off.

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Experience at Dulce Base



My friend and colleague Lon Strickler of Phantoms & Monsters, received a very interesting email today, concerning the D.U.M.B. (Deep Underground Military Base) and genetics lab in Dulce, New Mexico.
Here is an exert from that email. -SW



Reader's Experience at Dulce Base

Lon, I read the letter you posted recently about the Dulce Labs genetics experiments and wanted to share my experiences with your readers. When I was an undergraduate studying genetics in the mid-1970s, I did a 10-month internship at Dulce Labs. My primary duties were on level 1, that is where I spent almost all of my time. But once a week I accompanied one of the junior researchers to levels 5, 6, and 7 to collect data tapes and other documentation. I never got past the "clear zone" on those levels, but on a couple occasions I heard inhuman shrieks and wailing noises on level 6. I was told that level 6 was a psychiatric facility for especially disturbed patients, and that they were known to have emotional outbursts.
On one occasion while we were waiting for someone to bring out the tapes, I heard part of a message come through the intercom, and the words are burned into my memory.

VOICE 1: "CELL 34 COMPROMISED, ENTITY HAS BREACHED CONTAINMENT"

After a pause a second voice came over the speaker:

VOICE 2: "AVAILABLE PERSONAL REPORT TO THE BLUE ZONE FOR C&C. MAXIMUM FORCE AUTHORIZED."

Read the rest of the post at Lon Strickler's Phantom's & Monsters.

Related Links:

Dulce and Other Underground Bases

EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL INSTALLATION IN DULCE, NEW MEXICO

Memory of  Phil Schneider Survivor of 1979 Fire Fight in Dulce, New Mexico


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Monday, March 7, 2011

To boldly go... no longer

Farewell to thee, oh Discovery!




Video Link



Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the space shuttle Discovery. Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts. To bring nations together on the final frontier. To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before,” Shatner said over the “Theme from Star Trek.


Star Date 03072011- The wake-up call by no less than Captain Kirk (William Shatner) himself, noting the last of a long and illustrious career for Discovery.  Marking it's 39th and final mission and 30 years of successful flights, the shuttle Discovery will be decommissioned in the later part of 2011.

Discovery and the International Space Station parted ways on Monday morning, beginning it's final return to Earth. Discovery is expected to land at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday.


Click here for schedule of when/if the shuttle, or the International Space Station will be visible in your area.

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Daytime sighting of sphere over Liberty Hill, Texas






MUFON Case #  28141
Date/Time:    2010-12-14  14:00
City:    Liberty Hill
Texas:    Texas
Shape:    Sphere,Unknown
Distance:    One mile or less
Vallee Index:    FB2
Summary:  Observed this bright lighted object during the day for several minutes before watching it just disappear .

I observed this object in the middle of the day around 2:00pm while working outside of my home in the country near Liberty Hill, Texas.I observed this object which appeared to be a glowing object for a few minutes coming from the northeast. It got my attention as most aircraft around here do not come from that direction. Observed it for awhile trying to determine what it was. As it moved closer and no definite outline of the object was seen, I decided to go for my camera. Had only time for one shot by this time as it just disappeared .It was moving at a slow steady pace and just faded out of sight.

Watched for it to reappear but it did not. The image in the picture is as clear as I saw it. Was a fuzzy glowing object that I would estimate to be about half the size of a small Cessna type aircraft. I am an avid skywatcher and this one was a mystery. Never seen nothing like it.

Original Photo


Note:  I enlarged and enhanced the object in the witness' photo.  The object does appear to have it's own light.  Also note the size of the object in relation to the roof of the building (left hand corner).
This report is "as is" with no corrections. -SW


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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Former Canadian Minister of National Defence- Address to the 2011 International UFO Congress

GLOBAL FRAUD: GLOBAL HOPE

An Address to the International UFO Congress

Fort McDowell Resort, Scottsdale , Arizona

Saturday, February 26, 2011

by Hon. Paul Hellyer, P.C.

Former Canadian Minister of National Defence



Here is an exert from that speech:


The Extraterrestrial Presence and Technology


It is a fraud for the U.S. government to pretend that it is not interested in UFOs.  In fact, it has been a matter of high and probably pre-eminent interest for decades.


An early Canadian ufologist, Wilbert Smith, who was a senior employee at the Department of Transport, where I became minister not long after his retirement, wrote a top secret memorandum to the Controller of Communications dated November 21, 1950 asking permission to set up a group to study the geomagnetic aspects of UFOs propulsion systems.


As part of his memorandum Smith said that he had made discreet enquiries through the Canadian embassy staff in Washington where he obtained the following information.


(a) The matter is the most highly classified subject in the United States

Government, rating higher even than the H-bomb.

(b) Flying saucers exist.

(c) Their modus operandi is unknown but concentrated effort is being made by a small group, headed by Doctor Vannevar Bush.

(d) The entire matter is considered by the United States authorities to be of tremendous significance.

So, Dr. Vannevar Bush, one of America ’s pre-eminent scientists, and a team of experts he had assembled, were already working on back-engineering by 1950.  (Back-engineering is the combined art and science of analyzing an object, in this case parts of a crashed vehicle, in order to determine its characteristics for possible replication or adaptation.)


Many people who are interested in the subject of UFOs use one of the Roswell crashes of July 1947 as their starting line.  Recent evidence, however, confirms that the U.S. Army Air Corps was in the crash retrieval business before that.  Paola Harris, on July 5, 2010 interviewed two men, Jose Padilla and Reme Baca, aged 9 and 7 at the time, who witnessed a saucer crash on Padilla land near San Antonio , New Mexico , in August 1945.  In her new book Exopolitics: Stargate to a New Reality, Paola gives the detailed account of what these men saw as children, the actual crash, the creatures’ appearance, the pieces of the craft they took, the military clean up, and an in-depth analysis of the significance of the case.


I had the opportunity to chat with Reme Baca by telephone recently and the thing that stuck in my mind was that when Sgt. Avila came to ask Mr. Padilla’s permission to enter his land to retrieve the “object,” he referred to it as “an experimental weather balloon.”  That was exactly the same ruse that Brigadier General Roger Ramey used in reference to the Roswell incident two years later.  Apparently there was a considerable lack of imagination on the Army’s part.


In later years the Air Force, that had succeeded the Army Air Corps, became much more sophisticated in its misinformation and disinformation techniques.  These include having the Star Visitors portrayed in movies as sinister beings that we should be fearful of – probably without justification.


Another fascinating case that Paola brought to my attention not long ago was that of Charles Hall, the physicist and information technology professional, who worked as an airman meteorologist at the USAF bombing and gunnery range at Indian Springs, Nevada, in the 1960s. 


Charles worked in close contact with Tall Whites, a species that I had been previously unfamiliar with.  Over a period of months he learned to lose his fear of the aliens who lived, worked and played on Air Force property.


In a two-hour telephone conversation he gave me many of the characteristics of the Whites, described the scout ships in which they travelled and said most of them were assembled in the U.S.   Furthermore, he talked about the mother ship arriving on the nights of the full moon and sliding into its hangar cut into the side of a mountain nearby.


It was all fascinating stuff that included the fact that the Tall Whites were working closely with the USAF and exchanging technology in the mid-1960s.  So it is very difficult to imagine how much has been achieved in 60 years of back-engineering alien technology that was much more advanced than our own.  There is no doubt that myriad scientists, technicians, and many of America ’s most advanced aircraft and weapons corporations must have achieved what would have been classified as miracles just a few years ago.


It is alleged that the U.S. engineers working in one of the vast underground facilities have built vehicles that are virtually indistinguishable from those of other planets.  If this is true, to what purpose will they be put, and will it be for good purposes or military purposes?


The area of discovery that is most relevant to this presentation, however, is the question of exotic energy sources.  Years ago it was reported that both zero point and cold fusion energy had been developed.  These are energy sources that could facilitate the 10-year target date and not only revolutionalize the world for the better, but help preserve it as a happy habitat for Earthlings.


In the unlikely event that these sources are not yet commercially viable, all we would have to do is ask one of the friendly species to help us and they would because they are deeply concerned about our stewardship.  In the event that we are still treating them as enemy aliens, and doing our best to shoot them down, we would have to curb our lust of conflict and adopt an acceptable level of intergalactic civility.

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Recorded at the April 2008 X-Conference at the National Press Club, Washington D.C


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This radio program is over an hour long. Interview with the Hon. Paul Hellyer starts at 37:18. 
Everyone should listen.

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