Photo from Darlington, Perth, Australia on April 29, 2013
George A. Filer III New Jersey State Director
MUFON Eastern Region Director
May 15, 2013
In special reports, this week’s files cover: NASA Disc Photo, Steven Bassett Put Together a Great Citizens Hearings on Disclosure, Star Trek into Darkness, Ray Fowler is Well, Israel’s Airstrike on Syria Effective, Sympathy and Gratitude, and Victoria and Liz Were the Light of the World.
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
Sightings of UFOs were also reported in: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chili, New Zealand, and England in the United Kingdom.
The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that the over a thousand UFOs reported each month represent technologically advanced spacecraft conducting surveillance of Earth. I personally became interested in UFOs when London Control ordered me to intercept one over England while flying for the US Air Force. Under Project Blue Book, the US Air Force investigated UFOs for more than twenty years; and we continue this research.Dedicated to 5 year old Georgie Filer V whose motto was “Be Happy” and Eddie Pedrick my grandsons who drowned and my two beautiful daughters Elizabeth Lynn died March 8, 2013 and Dr. Victoria Anne Filer died April 27, 2013.
The image has sparked intense debate among UFO believers and skeptics alike. Some believe the image is evidence that NASA is not being entirely honest with us while others are of the opinion that the anomaly can be put down to lens flare. "Apparently NASA astronauts thought this was interesting enough to take some photos of it and one accidentally made it onto the NASA public site," Waring added.
An unidentified flying object has been captured hovering above the Earth's surface in an image uploaded to the NASA website, sparking feverish debate among citizens.
An image taken from orbit that was featured on NASA's website shows a potentially otherworldly extra.
The impressive shot was taken from high above where ribbons of cloud cover can be seen far below. Eagle-eyed Internet users however managed to see something else in the frame - a small disc-shaped object towards the top of the picture. "Look carefully at the NASA photo above and not only will you notice a UFO in it but if your computer screen brightness is higher, you will also notice that there is a glowing aura around the UFO," said UFO researcher Scott C Waring.
Thanks to Chuck Harris
Steven Bassett Put Together a Great Citizens Hearings on Disclosure
Six former Congress members were convinced about UFOs, but not the news media.
National Press Club Hearings on Disclosure
Alexandra Petri, Published: May 3, 2013 in Washington Post stated in part, “The activist Stephen Bassett observed that this subject is a third rail for media and public officials. “You can be gay and have five wives and you can do anything and get out of the closet on it and it’ll be no problem but this… watch out, your careers on the line. The social opprobrium attached to this issue was launched in 1953… little green men ha ha ha ha ha.”
“It’s not just the government doing the embargo,” he adds. “We are doing it because we have been brainwashed to laugh at it.” At a certain point it became impossible to argue.
Daniel Sheehan, a panelist, suggested that the Pope and the Queen of England be the first to tell us (“they’re the same age”) although “If they were to make an announcement that indeed UFOs are visiting…the younger generation would push for an earthling orientation.” Thanks to the Washington Post.
Note: The Queen’s husband Prince Phillip has been interviewing aircrews who spotted UFOs for years.
Thousands of Airline Pilots Witness UFOs
WASHINGTON Captain Jim Courant at left sat next to me at the Citizens Disclosure Hearings and stated Airline pilots often see unidentified flying objects, but very few report it because of ridicule and possible loss of their jobs. According to the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, (NARCAP) there have been over 3,500 documented sightings of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” by military, commercial, and civilian pilots. Captain Jim Courant, a commercial pilot for over 31 years, says there are many more sightings that are just not reported.
“It is almost astounding how many people are in the know on this subject,” he said, speaking before the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 3.
Courant has been researching and studying the phenomena of UFOs for years. He has collected over 3,000 books on UFOs and extraterrestrials, and hosted a television series on the issue titled “New Perspectives” which ran for three years.
He still flies for a commercial airline and because of his exposure on television has become known as an authority on UFO’s and extraterrestrial encounters. He has been contacted, and still is, by many commercial airline and military pilots who are happy to discuss their UFO’s encounters privately but do not want to talk publicly, fearing ridicule and in some cases retaliation.
“They are afraid,” not so much about their status or their retirement benefits, but “they are more afraid for their families,” he said.
He described the experience of one pilot who was flying a 747 over the Pacific in 1980, when he came across a UFO in front of him. “You won’t believe what we saw,” the pilot had said, according to Courant. “This thing was bigger that a 747.”
Courant said the pilot told him that when he got to his destination in Japan, he “was debriefed and told never to talk about it again.”
Courant told the hearing about his own encounter with a UFO. In 1995, he was flying near Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he and his co-pilot saw a blue green oval shape approaching from the left. “In a flash of burning white light, the object suddenly shot up at a 45 degree angle,” he told the hearing. Four other pilots reported to the air traffic control tower that they had also seen the object.
“One pilot said it must have been a meteor,” Courant recounted, adding, “I got on and said ‘Since when does a meteor go back up?’” When asked about his co-pilot’s reaction in a telephone conversation following the Disclosure hearing, Courant said, “He refused to discuss it and has never flown with me again.”
Courant said pilots have reported seeing a variety of craft that appear suddenly and move at speeds impossible with present technology. Reports include cigar shaped craft, triangular craft, and some that are the size of an aircraft carrier or larger.
He says airline pilots are “very serious in their profession” and not likely to make exaggerations.
The website NAPCAR, co-founded in 1999, by Dr. Richard F. Haines, a recognized specialist in UFOs and a former Chief Scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, has been effective at documenting over 3,500 sightings by military, commercial pilots, but Courant says more needs to be done. UFO sightings are only “the tip of the iceberg” in terms of what has been experienced and what is known about extraterrestrials, he said. “There are certain things I have been privy to, but I can’t get into that here,” he told the hearing.
Courant said it was time for the United States government to come clean with what its agencies have documented and learned through decades of extraterrestrial encounters.
New Star Trek Into Darkness movie- When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1408101/mediaindex?page=2
Ray Fowler is Well
Ray Fowler writes “Thought I should let you know that I am very much alive and very, very healthy. My doctor tells me that I will live to be 100 so please refrain from informing people of my death” Best, Ray Fowler who writes about the Paperback Edition of Watchers II!
This is the fourth book in a fascinating series which follows the longest and most well-documented case of interaction between aliens and human beings. The first three volumes describe the strange interactions between a couple and the alien presence involving mysterious unmarked helicopters, strange paranormal experiences and time loss abductions.
The book reveals the paranormal metaphysical and spiritual dimensions of what the abduction encounter is pointing toward. It is a whole new understanding of what reality and life is all about for human beings. It reveals the positive side of alien contact- the opportunity to gain new insights into the spiritual dimensions of reality and to discover how aliens have played a major role in the development of our religious history. Thanks to Ray Fowler
Israel’s Airstrike on Syria Effective
Israel’s airstrike on Syria was timed to precede a- rebel offensive against President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces according to Egyptian and Jordanian intelligence sources. Al Qaeda-led forces are allegedly advancing on Damascus in coordination with the air strikes. Last week’s strikes target was Fatah 110 missiles, which have very precise guidance system with a better aim than anything Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah has in its arsenal. Israel will not allow sophisticated weapons to flow from Syria to the Lebanese Hezbollah militia.
The main concern for the Lebanese Hezbollah movement is that the collapse of the Syrian regime and its replacement by one led by the overwhelmingly Sunni opposition that will undermine its dominant role in Lebanon. The movement has long relied on Syria for the transshipment of arms supplied by its chief ally, Iran.
This photo released by the Iranian Defense Ministry, claims to show the upgraded surface-to-surface Fateh-110 missile at an undisclosed location, in Iran. The Fateh-110, or "Conqueror" in Farsi, is a short-range ballistic missile developed by Iran. The Islamic Republic unveiled an upgraded version last year that improved the weapon's accuracy and increased its range to 300 kilometers (185 miles). Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said at the time that the solid-fueled missile could strike with precision, making it the most accurate weapon of its kind in Iran's arsenal.
Reports indicate Israel's weekend airstrike on Jamraya Military Research Complex near the Syrian capital of Damascus killed at least 42 Syrian soldiers, based information from military hospitals. Some reports claimed at least 100 Syrian Army troops were killed.
Apparently, Syria’s sophisticated air defense system has been “substantially” degraded during two years of civil war. The air defense system is was the chief reason the US declined to establish a no fly zone over Syria.
In the weeks preceding the airstrike, the Syrian Army had scored notable victories against FSA rebels taking back much of Homs a major industrial center the third largest city in Syria of 653,000 people. Thanks to Reuters.
Sympathy and Gratitude
Dr. Marco Polo writes,“Dear Maj. Filer: You should know that your loyal readers are praying for you and for your loved ones. We know how it feels to lose so many near and dear to you, and those of us who trust in the Lord know that He has His reasons, and those reasons are always for the best. Still, you are here and I want you to know that you are not alone.
We who follow Filer's Files weekly are so grateful to you for your commitment and courage to doing this vital work. A great shadow looms over America if she tries to hide this secret much longer. Those who love freedom are not afraid of the light of truth. Our blessed Lord Jesus spoke about Truth and preached Truth. He was not afraid for He knew that Truth frees us from ignorance and sin.
Anyhow, sir, thank you sincerely for all you do and have done. May God and Christ bless you forever, and may Life be sweeter for you.” Best regards, Dr. Marco Polo, Psychologist. Toronto Canada
Victoria and Liz Were the Light of the World
My lovely daughters Vic and Liz both passed away during the last few months due to illness. I’m suffering from the agony of separation from them and they are greatly missed. They gave me the gift of faith and realization that there is a Giver of life.
And I think faith is a gift that provides strength and happiness.
Victoria and Elizabeth Filer
As Vicky approached death I assured her that the body of evidence shows she was not coming to the end of existence, but to the beginning of another journey. The Bible names God as the source of immortality, who created us in His likeness, and that His plan is to welcome His children eventually into His eternal home.
There will be a Memorial Service for Dr. Victoria Anne Filer at 3 PM Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Come Alive New Testament Church, 240 Old Marlton Pike Medford, New Jersey.
You are all invited.
Sightings in the United States
Arkansas Moving Lights
WALDRON -- On April 6, 2013, we decided to go back and see what we could see, since I just purchased a very nice Nikon D5200 DSLR camera, tripod, wide-angle lenses and large SD card. We wanted to capture something on film, so, I took my dad and two sisters out for a few hours of photography.
After not seeing anything, and taking 196 time-lapse fifteen second photos, I got home and began looking at the pictures. There was an odd streak and I brightened the image and saw a lot more streaks. Nothing can account for the luminescence captured since there was very little light. This is only one of 200 photos that show movement. I did brighten the image to see more detail.
My father and I first witnessed odd objects in the night sky at Poteau River Site 13 Lake Hinkle Dam (just Southwest of Waldron, Arkansas) in the late 1990s on a night fishing trip. Thanks.
Hacienda Heights -- I am a state licensed branch 3 (WDO Inspector #43953), or better known as a "Termite" Inspector. I take pix during my inspections to document my findings. Later on May 10, 2013, while going over the inspection pictures I noticed an anomaly in one of the last shots I took while facing west.
I am not claiming this to be a ufo, but it seems to have solidity and was silent. To be honest, it looks a lot like a drywood termite swarmer (IRONIC), but a bug would not show up like this unless it was huge---not to mention, dry wood termites don't start their swarming season until September. I was using my IPHONE 5 to take the pictures. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Denver -- A man in, Colorado videotaped a fast-moving UFO several times during November 2012. He sent the video to local news channel FOX 31 who sent their own camera crew to attempt to videotape the UFO, which had been appearing at the same location and time of day. The FOX 31 cameras did succeed in capturing the object on November 8, 2012. Thanks to Frank Chille http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8X6zquGFnk
MIAMI -- My friend looked up at the sky this morning on May 15, 2013, and noticed the sun had a perfectly circular rainbow around it.
He captured it on a digital camera and noticed in the picture the presence of a small white orb just to the right of the sun. It is a clear photo that should be examined further.
Thanks to MUFON CMS
Illinois Rectangle and Orbs
URBANA – The witness phoned me and we talked for an hour. She states, “It was January 2002, on a cold, crisp clear night while I was in Grad School at the University of Illinois and was walking my dogs with a friend. We got to the south side of my building and saw five objects traveling northeast in a group in various patterns. They moved smoothly and silently. They started firing what looked like red laser beams straight out in front of them, straight down, and diagonally downward. The beams seemed to disintegrate after a bit.“
On the second pass, the last and fifth object was very low and the size of a football stadium! It was immense and passed directly over us with a barely audible hum heading northeast. It was a large rectangle with tapered corners at the front (see my sketch). The bottom was grey steel material. It had intricate grooves, nooks and crannies. It looked extremely sophisticated with a round hatch door in the middle of the bottom surrounded by multicolor lights. It was like the Gravitron Amusement Park Ride. As it passed over us, the hatch opened and an extremely bright white light flashed on and started strobbing, as if taking photographs.
My friend and numerous students on their balconies saw it. The rectangle circled to the left and it passed us again. I felt terribly frightened, and was surprised there was no news coverage
I called the Champaign airport control tower and Rantoul Air Force Base who said they saw nothing. I called my friend who was Marine and commercial pilot who told me we do not have the technology for what I described, and it would not have been silent. I’m a devout Christian, and I believe that God will protect me from whatever that was. My husband who is an engineer believes me and we know it was not manmade. I find it fascinating and terrifying. Thanks to MUFON CMS
JOLIET – My roommate and I were getting ready for bed at 1:29 AM, my roommate called me over to the window and we saw a orange light shaped like orbs moving north on May 12, 2013. It stopped near our house high in the sky but still large enough to see. It stopped above our neighborhood and split into five similar balls in a triangle formation. We then got his brother and went outside as the orbs rotated to face east and then moved off into the distance and out of sight. We all were a little shaken by what we saw but none of us were freaking out. We then contacted a friend who lived close by and he saw the same exact thing and was able to get a picture. Thanks to MUFON CMS
MADISON -- I saw what looked like the moon but it was reddish orange and the moon was on the other side of me on May 13, 2013. It reminded me of the sun setting two hours before and had the shape of a crescent moon. I went inside to plug in my camera and when I came back out I couldn’t see it. One minute later my son saw it again that looked like a black full circle on the inside and orange on the outer ring looking like an eclipse.
I was able to get a few pictures before my camera died while it looked like a crescent moon but I wasn’t able to get one of the full circle. I lost sight of it has it dropped down like the sun does at sunset. I am often taking shots of the stars and moon but I haven’t and clue what it was that I and my 13 year old son seen. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Massachusetts Unknown Aircraft
QUINCY (CBS) – A mystery in Quincy continues to deepen: Who is flying around the city from dusk to dawn, for the past ten days or so? “It’s frightening, not just weird, but frightening,” said one resident of the Wollaston section. Every night for nearly the last two weeks, residents have spotted a low-flying aircraft doing loops over the city. WBZ has learned the FAA knows what’s going on, but the agency isn’t telling. “I mean it is strange. I don’t know if they’re looking for somebody, I have no idea,” one resident told WBZ. It’s not the state or local police doing the flying, and the FAA is giving out little information, even to city officials. “It’s frustrating, it really is,” says City Councilor Brian Palmucci. I asked, ‘Is it a law enforcement flight? Can we tell people that?’ He said, ‘I can’t tell you.’” Thanks to Claude DiDomenica* http://secretaryofinnovation.com/ Note: These are Possible Homeland Security Flights.
Michigan Jets Chase a Strange Object
On May 8, 2013, my wife and I stepped on our south facing deck when my wife said, “Is that a satellite?” Pointing to a bright star in between small round clouds, I said no but looked straight up and in between the clouds there were three small clusters of lights in a triangle shape. My first thought was that it was three jets in a real tight formation. I said they must be military. The lights were a dim red, not blinking or anything. I couldn't tell the speed as the little round clouds covered the lights at 9:47 Pm. For the five seconds I observed the lights, they didn't appear to be moving very fast and heading north. While I was looking straight up and my wife said, “Look northeast.”
Out of the clouds came a bright solid light heading southeast fast! I looked up over the house to see white blinking lights of two jets that were in pursuit of the object. The object flew out of sight to the southeast while the jets followed. The time was May 8, 2013. I called The National UFO Reporting Center and TV 7@4 News but no one else had called. NOTE: The above image is a rendering. Ken Pfeifer MUFON NJ www.worldufophotos.org
Slater – I’m at home and can see the changing shapes of lights in the sky ever since March 28, 2013. The small lights fly into larger lights and are hanging in the sky.
The small lights fly in straight jerky lines, swirling lines, shooting off and coming back, and taking different shapes and flying from one large "light" to another large "light". The image is typical. Thanks to MUFON CMS
New Jersey Ball of Fire
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -- I noticed an object flying above the Atlantic City Expressway that I realized was too close to be a star on May 9, 2013. It was a very bright yellow and light was emanating from it. I quickly turned to my sister and said "What in the world is that?" She mentioned that she had seen one before a few winters ago. By this time the kids are looking out the window and they are beginning to panic.
After looking at the object for a few seconds, it shot out a ball of fire that left a trail of light and gradually came to a complete stop below the main ball of light. When the fireball stopped it completely changed to a yellow color just like the first craft, after a few seconds, both balls of light completely disappeared. We were shocked and noticed how fuzzy the radio had gotten. After a few seconds the radio station we were listening to was back to normal.
Earlier in the day we saw military drones flying in the area for four hours and two military cargo planes and jet fighters. Thanks to MUFON CMS
New York Roller Coaster Light
BAYPORT -- I was indoors on April 6, 2013, when I heard my older sister calling me frantically, “Look A UFO!” (I am 61 and my sister is 63). When I got outside I was looking at a roller coaster ride up in the sky about 50 feet above the distant treeline. A roller coaster ride though has a beginning and an end which I couldn’t see. When this roller coaster just kept traveling, I thought - wait a minute, that’s not possible. I realized something was wrong.
The objects were reddish orange balls and seemed to be in groups of 4-6 connected in groups that were part of a train that undulate up and down. They emitted a glow like trail from each of the group of balls.
They were going up and down, side-ways and moving in a direction - very much like a roller coaster would, except much more exaggerated as they got closer, or moved in a direction. They were coming from the South shore. This train of roller coaster lights moved slightly west, towards us. I ran to get a digital camera, and started to take photos. They seemed to slow down and spread apart always moving but some of the lights froze as I took pictures. They regrouped after a few seconds and flew north,- until the lights seemed to fade out.
They were about 100 feet altitude about a mile away. We saw commercial jets that flew slower and looked primitive compared to how these other objects traveled. I was very nervous and took three photos and called 911 and I was instructed to call some government agency that dealt with reports of terrestrial air plane problems. Thanks to MUFON CMS
North Carolina Triangle
New Hanover County -- Jim Sutton writes, “This was taken by and sent to me by a friend Jack Smith in New Hanover County.
"Jim says, “I got this about 3:50 PM this afternoon on May 12. 2013"
Thanks to Jim Sutton
Forest Grove – On May 6, 2013, about 9:15 pm, I was taking an evening walk after sundown when I noticed a slowly moving light in the sky above the northwest horizon. At first I thought it was the headlight of a private aircraft at a few thousand feet altitude, but it had a strange color. After a minute or so, I realized it had no red or green nav lights, nor any flashing lights; just a bright steady coppery colored light. It was close to the color of a sodium vapor street light similar in size to Venus but much brighter. It traveled in a steady, straight line to the southeast. There was no sound that I could hear.
Once it passed overhead the light became somewhat flicking but of the same color and intensity and disappeared behind some trees. The event lasted five minutes from when I first observed it.
I am inclined to think it may have been a rocket, or a spacecraft re-entering the atmosphere but I checked the news and web sites and found nothing. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Texas Triangle Pattern
North Richland Hill -- UFO/orbs/triangle formation witnessed hovering for a period of over an hour on May 4, 2013. After hearing a loud boom I rushed outside to investigate.
Not claiming boom was related, but very ironic timing if it’s not related directly in my line of vision after walking out front was the UFO, essentially commanding my attention.
I have had reoccurring dreams for many years about seeing lights in the sky from the same vantage point, so that helped to command my attention.
The more I observed it, and the more others around me observed it, it became quickly apparent that it was not an aircraft. A couple days later that I discovered the triangle pattern, and coordinated maneuver while editing the footage. That was when the full truth finally sunk in. I have at least five witnesses from three vantage points of video footage to back me up. My wife and I even viewed the object through binoculars and clearly saw the strange light patterns through the binoculars as well. Even while witnessing these objects in person, I didn’t fully see or comprehend the multiple objects in formation. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Sugar Land -- Took photo of severe storm. Nothing was visible to the eye. Didn’t notice "lights" until later when looking at picture. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Suffolk -- Taking photographs of a cloudy sky I captured this anomaly on May 12, 2013.
I did not notice the object while taking the photo.
Thanks to MUFON CMS
We were walking through the woods at night on May 12, 2013, looking in the sky and our friend pointed it out an alien UFO or something. It was a black triangle shaped object and in the corner of all three edges of the triangle was a bright white light. It suddenly appeared literally out of nowhere and then drifted to the side before it stopped in mid flight and started to hover.
Then its three triangular lights changed to one single bright white light and disappeared. We were so scared because we were in the middle of the woods and we started freaking out and were terrified. It just disappeared right in front of us! Thanks to MUFON CMS
Burlington -- On May 4, 2013 around 9:35 PM my husband went out to our car and immediately ran into the house screaming my name. When I got outside I saw almost directly over our home bright orangish orbs. I watched for a minute and realized they were not Chinese lanterns. But these “orbs,” were following one another in a horizontal line. After seeing three groups of four, the last group had an orb that stopped mid air and went another direction. After it left the pack it stopped again, dropped and disappeared from the sky.
Some neighbors were having an outdoor BBQ and were screaming out asking: “What was that?” We got into our car and attempted to follow the orbs but they shot away and disappeared. Thanks to MUFON CMS
MATERIAL – I already sent this photograph to you showing strange objects.
My name is Marcela. The photograph shows two sets of lights with a triangle of lights at the top.
Maqui Q [ firstname.lastname@example.org]
launceston – The witness reports seeing a long grey metallic cylinder shaped UFO that is rounded at both ends with even spaced things on side, like large rivets. These could be windows or portholes. The hovering cylinder was over head facing west at about 2,000 feet high on a bright sunny day on January 10, 1954. With the earth revolving to the east it was slowly moving west.
When my father came in for lunch I said, “What is that?”
He looked up and said, “I don’t know.” I have always wondered what it was and after lunch it was not there. I was about six years old then. Thanks to MUFON CMS
DARLINGTON, PERTH – Rob Hartland writes, “This website was created to share images of unusual craft (UFOs) that I have been
photographing in the day-time sky over our house in Darlington in the Perth Hills of Western Australia since early November 2012.” We don’t see these craft with the naked eye but detect them on the digital images when viewing and enlarging them on a computer screen. I use a compact digital camera, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100, which has a 20 megapixel / 1 inch CMOS sensor to take high resolution images which are later enhanced using a photo-enhancing program like Adobe Photoshop.
These craft are fast-moving and fly at fairly high altitude as I usually focus the camera on the edges of mid- to high-altitude clouds. I usually take a series of 20 to 30 photos on continuous shooting mode with a fraction of a second between each photo. When captured, most of the times these craft are present in only one and occasionally two of the series of 20 images. I usually take about 300 images at a time, especially when there are wispy high-altitude clouds. On some days there may be craft present in more than 5% of the photos, although many are too small for enhancing so I only look for the really good ones.
The big question is who is flying these craft? In some images it almost looks like you can see occupants. Thanks to Rob Hartland www.whispyclouds.net
Toronto -- On May 8, 2013, at 7:45 pm, the plane West Jet flight 629 was descending to Toronto Pearson Airport for landing, and traveling at 361 mph and 5500 feet according to the information/entertainment display screen behind the seat.
I was looking out the window and saw an
object that flew from the front to the back of the aircraft. I couldn't tell if the object was stationary or moving. A boy about 7 years old sat behind me was also looking out the window and asked, "What is that?"
The object was in clear view a 1000 feet below the right side of the plane. It was square, had no wings, beige in color, and relatively big. By comparing the object with the jet engine view, the cross section of the object is about 10% of the jet engine air intake diameter. The whole event lasted for a second. It was an amazing sighting and a second seemed quite a long time. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Montreal -- I was driving along Champlain Boulevard in LaSalle and noticed a plane in the sky with another object beneath it on May 7, 2013. My first thought was that it was a helicopter, but it was really going fast. The plane was flying at 45-50 degrees above the object was like 25-30 degrees above the horizon. This object descended really fast like it just dropped, to about 10 degrees above the horizon and flew at a really fast clip to the north. I watched it for about three minutes before it disappeared. I kept thinking that I don't recall planes flying that low at that speed over a city. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Residents of Argentina and Chile looked into the sky last night and saw this huge group of lights in the sky.
Was it an alien space craft or perhaps a group of well controlled meteorites?
Published on May 11, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7b7Hcx1qlY
New Zealand Strange lights spotted
CHRISTCHURCH -- Published May 12, 2013 by Shahra Walsh. The release of "wish lanterns" at a birthday celebration for a cancer sufferer may explain "strange" lights seen in the skies last night. The Chinese Lanterns were released in Fendalton for Danelle Wakefield who has a rare shoulder cancer .
A witness saw "strange lights" over Bryndwr last night and states. "My husband and I were leaving our property on Aorangi Road at 8 pm when we saw strange lights in the southern sky. When I first looked they appeared to be fireworks, however they were not as they remained bright orange in color and in a formation of 12 lights moving at the same rate," she said. The pair saw the lights head north in two groups.
"We turned the car engine off and stood on the road looking at them as they moved slowly, steadily and silently.”One of the lights trailed behind the rest and moved faster than the others horizontally in an easterly direction."
The couple took a video of the lights on their mobile phone and say the lights appeared to travel just above the clouds. "As they passed overhead their orange glow slowly dimmed and they went to a grey color and could be seen to be circular in shape. There were no flashing wing tip lights to indicate an aircraft." Katie Ferguson and her flat mate also saw the lights. "He saw 12 lights [and] yelled out. I raced out to look and I could see six orange lights hovering in the same place. "They were in two groups of three, then they distanced themselves from another and moved rapidly away," she said.
Nathan Hanna said the lights traveled north against the easterly breeze. One even appeared to move independently in an opposite direction at one point. "I can't say what the UFOs were, but can safely say they weren't lanterns," he said.
Shropshire -- Darren Perks writes, “I wanted to share this video I took in Shropshire at the end of April 2013, so that you could share it with your readers of the files.” In the video a star like object moves quickly from the top of screen to the bottom through a series of stars.
Please see the video here on my YouTube: http://youtu.be/uM_y3hA5UTI
It is highly unusual for satellites to behave in this way although I'm not ruling them out. But they are unidentified as they were too high for any conventional or military aircraft. There were moving in space and the digital night vision equipment I was using was easily able to pick them up and track them. I film allot of things like this in the skies above the UK and this is just one example. Hope you can use it and thanks for your time. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Photo from Niland, California on April 25, 2013
George A. Filer III New Jersey State Director
MUFON Eastern Region Director
May 7, 2013
In special reports, this week’s files cover: Citizens Hearings on Disclosure was Excellent,
Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick Praises Testimony at Hearing, Sen. Mike Gravel Says White House Is Hiding UFO Evidence, Hearing Testimony, Discovery of Water on Mars, Strange Polish Stones, Star Trek into Darkness, Israel Attacks Syria, and Space Shuttle STS 61 C videotapes Triangle.
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.
Sightings of UFOs were also reported in: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany and England and Scotland in the United Kingdom.
The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that the over a thousand UFOs reported each month represent technologically advanced spacecraft conducting surveillance of Earth. I personally became interested in UFOs when London Control ordered me to intercept one over England while flying for the US Air Force. Under Project Blue Book, the US Air Force investigated UFOs for more than twenty years; and we continue this research.I believe the God of the universe has spread life throughout the cosmos and UFO's are visiting us in ever-increasing numbers.
Dedicated to 5 year old Georgie Filer V whose motto was “Be Happy” and Eddie Pedrick my grandsons who drowned, and daughter Elizabeth Lynn died March 8, 2013. and Dr. Victoria Filer who died April 27, 2013.
Citizens Hearings on Disclosure was Excellent
On the right is Steven Bass who arranged the excellent Citizens Hearings on Disclosure. I was impressed by all the speakers and the retired Congressmen and Congresswomen. I wish they were still in office, but I will be sending them my weekly files and hope they will pass them on to their friends. The main ballroom of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. was converted to look like a Senate hearing room for the five day hearing,. The Hearing Committee included former Senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), former Congresswomen Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.), Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Mich.), Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), and former Congressman Merrill Cook (R-Utah). These intelligent people have seen the evidence by forty experts and know the phenomenon is real.
I had a pleasant conversation with Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick who told me she was very moved by the testimony of pilots as well as from the other witnesses during the week.
She said, "I've heard some of the most intelligent, scientific and universal knowledge on the topic that I didn't know I was going to witness. Yesterday, we heard from 12 different countries who have hundreds of years of scientific intelligent information on this subject.
"It behooves us, as human beings, in what is known as the greatest country in the world, to participate in that discussion. To not act like something exists and then to further act like it's a joke, we do a disservice to our ancestors, to God and to the people of the world. "I want the world and the universe to continue. And if there is something out there -- and I'm not a scientist -- there's a whole lot we don't know. I think it's ignorant of any people not to seek out what we need to know to continue the universe. "I was convinced before this morning's panel that there probably is something out there, and I'm willing to work the rest of my life to see that, if it is, how we can enhance the universe to see that we all have a better quality of life."
I personally provided Testimony on the Pilot’s Panel with commercial airline pilot James Courant.
Sen. Mike Gravel Says White House Is Hiding UFO Evidence
By Ashley Davis, Fri, May 03, 2013
During a meeting held by UFO advocacy group Paradigm Research, six former congress representatives were paid $20,000 to reveal their thoughts about UFO sightings and extraterrestrial visits.
Former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska) said, “I believe that the White House is hiding the truth about "extraterrestrial influence that is investigating our planet."
"It goes right to the White House, and of course, once the White House takes a position, 'well there's nothing going on'…it just goes down the chain of command, everyone stands toe," he said.
Gravel pointed out that many former military officers, like retired Air Force Capt. Robert Salas, have seen UFOs and observed them disabling nuclear weapons.
"The smoking gun of the whole issue, which is when they saw hovering space craft in Wyoming and South Dakota over the ICBM missile silos that the missiles couldn't work," Gravel said.
"What we're faced with here is, in areas of the media, and the government too, an effort to marginalize and ridicule people who have specific knowledge."
After he was asked about the fact that he was given money to make a speech, Gravel insisted it did not influences his agreement with the testimony.
"This is an opportunity which I've taken to focus on this issue for an entire week and the preparation I made in coming to it, for my enrichment that's very important," he said. NY Daily News
I spoke with all these panel members who had excellent presentations. Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center, who recounted eyewitness reports of UFOs hovering motionless and able to change direction more quickly than earthly technologies would seem to allow. Peter Robbins, a researcher and lecturer, who told about the Rendlesham Forest Incident in the U.K., where U.S. Air Force personnel said they witnessed a UFO. Gary Heseltine, a former U.K. police detective, who has collected sightings from police officers stated, "I now have over 425 cases involving over 940 British police officers," Heseltine told the panel. "Over 70 percent of these cases are multiple-witness-officer cases."
Linda Moulton Howe, a researcher and filmmaker who studies livestock mutilation, brought slides of horses and cattle that had been stripped of flesh and their organs removed surgically, and were left on soft patches of earth without any surrounding tracks. Howe said.
"Ranchers have seen the glowing discs put beams down. Ranchers have seen the animals rise," Thanks to Chris Good.
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The Discovery of Water on Mars
Dan Travers writes, “After I came to the Discovery of Life on Mars website, I then scrolled down to this landscape photo on Mars. The West Valley of the Columbian Basin in the Gusev Crater has what looks like a creature or statue in the sitting position when zoomed in. The photo was taken by the "Mars Exploration Rover Spirit" in November 2007.”
Because of the Creature, I often looked at this photo and I decided to zoom in on the mountain in the distance just out of curiosity. Zooming in it appears to be a lake. You can see that it seems to be lower than the surrounding landscape in which is indicative of land around water. I increased the brightness and contrast to bring out any detail. There are ripples in the water as to indicate wind is hitting on its surface.
Nine days later, I found an even "larger resolution" and at closer range, it is more of a "Hill", than a mountain. Also, it’s more of a "Pond", rather than a lake. On the website that says "The Discovery of Life on Mars" under the INTRODUCTION area, is written and underlined: photograph by NASA-JPL was PIA10214.
It takes a while to down load the photo. It is about little over two and a half times larger than the other one. The other one is 5,000 by 1,367 Pixels and this one is 12,756 by 3,487.
Here, the photo of the immediate landscape, the hill, the pond and a small portion of the sky. On this page, because this is the original color and it’s at a distance and therefore, had to zoom in, is a bit dark. In my personal binder book, it is in two sections because; it is a little larger than the enhanced previous one of brightness and contrast change.
Over time, NASA has continued to dismiss that there is liquid water on Mars. I wonder what their excuse will be about this one. There have been apparently other people that have found liquid water on Mars, however to my knowledge, no response for these people from NASA. I just happen to "so far to my knowledge", be the first one to find it in this area by "ZOOMING IN". Thanks to Dan Travers of Montrose, New York, MUFON UFO Researcher and Amateur Astronomer,
Strange Polish Deposited Stones
Nancy Talbot sent this eyewitness UFO case in Poland resulting in apparently deposited "stones" subsequently determined to be vitrified soil. Multiple "drilled" holes (some quite deep) in general area were also discovered in conjunction with UFO sightings. In each case the soil removed was missing altogether: .
In August 1998, Mrs. Kuss thought she was seeing a meteorite, but the object was descending too slowly, at 2:00 Am. It even "stopped" for awhile, and would then continue its descent. The fiery object, which was 150 meters in front of her windows, appeared to be only 3-4 meters across.
" It was glowing like a piece of [hot] iron in a field.” She told her family about it the morning and showed them where it landed. The object was retrieved by her 11 year old grandson Milosz, who found 10 to 15 "stones" placed in an "irregular" circle on top of the grassy area. They were the size of a basketball or slightly smaller. There were no traces of anything burnt. He took smallest stone in the middle of the irregular ring of stones, the other green stones like a green glass bottle were too heavy for Milosz to lift back to the house.
A day or two later he took a wheelbarrow to pick up the rest of the "stones," but they were all gone. I don't think they were taken by people, but by an object that landed here. Milosz reported a few additional details, in particular the fact that the one stone with sharp edges he had retrieved "glowed green" on these edges for about half-a-year:
There were also deep holes in the ground. http://www.bltresearch.com/eyewitness/polandufo.php
The piece Milosz recovered was more black than green by 2003, but still had multiple fluorescing light-green inclusions which were visible in good light
Thanks to Nancy Talbott
BLT Research Team Inc. P.O. Box 400127 Cambridge, MA.02140
Israel Attacks Syria
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 4, 2013
Israeli warplanes struck weapons inside Syria that were bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, American and Israeli officials say.
The attack, which reportedly took place Friday morning, was the second such strike this year; further raising fears that Syria's two-year civil war could spill over into neighboring countries.
News of the strike comes as graphic evidence emerges of what a watchdog group says are scores of deaths in fighting and mass executions by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in and around the coastal city of Baniyas. Hundreds are reportedly fleeing amid fears of further sectarian-fueled violence. Israeli officials told The Associated Press that the targets of the strike were sophisticated "game-changing" weapons, including long range ground-to-ground missiles.
Israel has repeatedly warned that it would not hesitate to act to prevent its enemies from getting their hands on weapons, particularly chemical weapons.
"Syria has large amounts of chemical weaponry and missiles. Everything there is under [regime] control," Gilad said.
Israeli jets also bombed a military research facility north of Damascus Sunday and missiles hit an ammunition dump containing chemical weapons in the Qaysoun Mountains on the edge of Damascus. Heavy explosions shook the city according to rebel spokesman as Israel struck Iranian-supplied missiles that were en route to the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon. TV showed a fireball rising into the sky after Sunday's strikes. Syria responded angrily to the air strikes warning that the attack "opens the door to all possibilities." Israel has not claimed responsibility, but moved anti-missile batteries to the north and shut down the air space to civilian flights as tensions rise. Thanks to ABC.
Space Shuttle STS 61 C videotaped this object
STS-61 was the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, and the fifth flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The mission launched on 2 December 1993 from Kennedy Space Center restored the space borne observatory's vision, marred by spherical aberration, with the installation of a new main camera and a corrective optics package. The flight also brought instrument upgrades and new solar arrays to the telescope. With its very heavy workload, the eleven day mission was one of the most complex in the Shuttle's history and snapped this photo of a triangle in space. Astronaut Musgrave who was on the mission was rumored to going to talk at the Citizens Hearing. Thanks to NASA.
I’m Sorry to say my Daughter’s Dr. Victoria Anne Filer and Elizabeth Lynne Filer passed On
My lovely daughters both passed away during the last few months due to illness. I’m suffering from the agony of separation from them and they are greatly missed. The world will be darker place without them even though I have accepted they have moved on to a better place. They gave me the gift of faith and realization that there is a Giver of life.
Victoria and Elizabeth Filer (right)
And I think faith is a gift that provides strength and happiness. I discovered I can be sort of happy of even now. It’s not always easy, but you can choose to be content, and in the vast majority of circumstances there’s no one who can stop you from happiness except yourself.
I was blessed seeing them born and going on to be with the Lord.
Benjamin Franklin probably said it best,
"Finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or
other, always exist."
The truth is happiness doesn’t come from wealth, perfect looks or even a perfect relationship. Happiness comes from within. This is why, if you truly want to be happy, you need to work on yourself. I just lost both my lovely daughters that have caused me great grief, but I believe they are up there with the Lord helping in my mission in life to expose the truth about the UFO phenomenon. Our lives are a marvelous succession of wonders and I was blessed to have them. I still have my memories, a loving wonderful wife and son.
Remember to let your loved ones know you appreciate and love them; life is more fragile than you know.
In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:2-4
There will be a Memorial Service at 3 PM Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Come Alive New Testament Church, 240 Old Marlton Pike Medford, New Jersey. You are all invited.
Sightings in the United States
Montgomery – I was driving over an overpass on I-65 with clear skies when I noticed a bright object on May 6, 2013, as I went around a curve in the road. Object had a white center increasing yellowish hue to edges with thin red outline. I was traveling at 35 MPH with the two miles in front of me at 5,000 feet AGL. Object moved away from my direction of travel in a straight line increasing to over 4,000 mph. Object turned increasingly red as it moved away and turned completely red at last visible location. Visually it was about the size of a basketball when first observed and was the size of a star when visibility was lost. Best guess of total distance object traveled before losing visibility is about 15 miles. It either stayed at same altitude or descended slightly. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Niland -- My husband and I had just gotten married in Las Vegas and we were on our honeymoon sight-seeing in the nearby states. We arrived in Slab City at Salvation Mountain on April 25, 2013, at about 2:30 pm. I gave a donation and turned to take a picture of the awesome man made mountain. It was then that I started scrolling through the pictures and saw a UFO. I did not see it. I screamed and giggle hysterically because I had FINALLY caught a UFO after looking towards the sky for years.
My new husband thought it was a helicopter, so I enlarged and zoomed in on this awesome photo and even he HAD to say it was no helicopter! We drove to Roswell and acquired the MUFON brochure and here I am. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Clermont -- My friend and I saw six weird lights in the sky in the same general area on May 4, 2013. We were on a side road off of highway 27 just north of the Citrus Tower at 8:37 PM. They were silent and seemed pretty close. I snapped this picture and you can see three of them in the picture. We have no clue what it could have been.
Note: The photo shows three of the lights in triangular formation. It is not known if the lights were part of a craft or were separate. Thanks to William Puckett, Director http://www.UFOsnw.com
Fall river -- Around mid afternoon I was sitting in my backyard with two other people when I noticed a Cessna type aircraft overhead on May 5, 2013, While looking at the plane I noticed that at much higher elevation there were three round like objects. One was red the other two were white and all were reflecting sunlight.
They were heading south at first then the red one slowed down considerably and the two white ones continued on in close proximity to each other before one changed direction rather abruptly and accelerated west.
The other maintained its speed and continued south. I lost sight of the red one while it was still pretty much overhead. The strangest thing was the direction change and acceleration. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Minnesota Cloud Face
McGregor – He spotted among many photos ‘’taken on March 29, 2013, from 2:19 until 2:40 PM, this strange face in the clouds. The witness states, ‘I am finding ufos nearly daily
I think it is you people who need to study my photos on Facebook. For the last two years there are thousands of shots of these UFOs. I know I am not the first contact. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Montana Cow Mutilation –
BROWNING -- William Puckett reports, “I called the witness regarding a sighting of “strange lights” in the sky that occurred on April 19, 2013.” She said that, “These strange behaving lights have recently been noted on many nights and have been witnessed by family members.”
The witness was assisting her brother-in-law and sister with calving” operations five miles south of Browning and all cows were checked and fine at 4:30 AM. At 7:10 AM, after sunrise the animal was found mutilated and her calf was also dead. The only blood found was around the mouth where precision cuts had been made. Predators would not touch the animal. The witness snapped several photos a few hours after the mutilation was noted. No “UFO” activity was noted at the time of the mutilation but unusual nocturnal lights had recently been noted on several nights. Correction this report was from William Puckett, Director http://www.UFOsnw.com
I was just reading this below and the drawing of the UFO that Commander Bethune reported over Iceland looks like the one I saw here in New Jersey. More than any other drawn picture, artist's rendering, or photograph I’ve seen in your newsletter, which I have been reading since I saw a UFO the summer of 2011. It wasn't as big as the one they saw, but the description of how the lights change based on how much power is being used really interested me. The one I saw did not change the lights colors, and they stayed red the whole time I was watching it. Also, the pattern of lights coming from all over the UFO is what I saw. And there was a "hazy" effect, same as reported in your article. You published what I had seen in the summer or the fall of 2011. I just wanted to tell you about the similarity of what I saw to what he is reporting. My drawn picture was not so good. Please don't publish this unless you contact me first. I don't want to use my real name. Thanks Barb
New Jersey in front me 250 feet up.
EGG HARBOR -- I was sitting on my back porch watching the doves in the trees on April 9, 2013, I saw a small object coming from the left about 250 or 300 feet off the ground across the trees in front of me above my house. It then looked like a bird to me at first then it looked like balloons and then it got closer, I could see what it was, it looked gun black, about 10 feet round and 6 to 8 feet tall. It looked like a thread bobbing, it flew across the sky, the same speed and until it went out of my sight. It took about 30 seconds to go from left to right, absolutely no noise, it blew my mind. I could not believe I saw that in the sky. I live two miles from FAA center in New Jersey. I have seen every plane that the Air Force has flown over my house, it was not a plane. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Woodbridge -- I was standing on my porch and looking up at the sky on April 28, 2013, when out of nowhere this odd shaped thing flew over my house. At first I thought it was some sort of falling material. I just watched as it with no sound no light and no emission. This has not been the first time I’ve seen a ufo by my house but this was very odd and was so much different than the others. It’s hard to explain. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Granbury -- Walking out to my car after work. (Parking lot at the Waterview Senior Living Center next to the Hilton. There was a red light blinking in the sky and it caught my eye that kept changing colors on January 17, 2013. The object was triangular/boomerang shape that seemed to have three distinct sides with a hollow center. Its motions were up and down and side to side. It was silent but very fast. I was perplexed as to what it was and became somewhat giddy with an adrenaline rush when I realized I could not identify the object. I lost sight of the object when it just disappeared. One second it was moving erratically and changing colors, the next it was just gone. I got in my car and went home. Thanks to MUFON CMS
I got up early to take a picture of the grass I cut so after I snapped a picture on April 23, 2013, something told me to look up to the left then my heart stopped and I felt scared.
It was a saucer picking up or dropping something I had chills and wanted to leave my cousin was stuck but saw it then it move so fast or vanished right there and we ran but I took a picture if you blow up in the upper left above the tree it’s there but I can make out the beams and all. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Worldwide UFO Sightings
Atlantic Ocean – 1:30 AM GMT (9:30 PM ADT)
47.00N 050.00W -- A three man crew was flying a FEDEX MD-11 from Paris, France to Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday night about 0130Z, at FL340, heading 280 Magnetic on 28 April 2013. We noticed an object almost directly in front of us and about 45 degrees from the horizon that went from dim to bright, to dim again and then disappeared.
This only went across about two inches of sky as we looked at it, lasted about twenty seconds, was very bright and then was gone. It was very high and obviously in space. We really couldn’t decide on whether it was coming toward us, or going away. The moon was bright off our left side and behind, but visible from the left window. The sun was on the other side of the earth.
We assumed that we saw a meteor ricochet off the atmosphere and didn’t think anything of it. Both of us sitting in the cockpit saw it. Then, a short time later, we saw it again in the same area of sky, same duration, same brightness. We thought that it couldn’t be another meteor, so our next thought was that it was the space station and we were seeing it being reflected off the sun. But it happened fairly close to the last sighting and we thought that it couldn’t have gone around the earth in that amount of time. Then, we saw it again. This time I started my clock to time the event.
Then, we saw it again. It had only been 8 1/2 minutes. Our second pilot came into the cockpit and we briefed him on the sighting. We darkened the lights, and at about the 8 1/2 minute timeframe, we saw it again. We ended up watching this thing come and go every 8 1/2 minutes, (plus or minus a few seconds) for almost 2 hours. The final sightings were about 42.00N/070.00W and about 03:30Z, two hours later. Though we were traveling about 6 miles a minute westbound, and the earth was rotating, the object kept getting lower on the horizon until it wasn’t visible anymore. I did get a short video of it from my iPad, but it doesn’t show much, and the object wasn’t as bright as our earlier sighting. I have never seen anything like this in my 19,000 hours of flying and can only assume that it’s some sort of government object, but for it to be repeatedly seen for so long and so consistent, is a mystery. Thanks to William Puckett, Director http://www.UFOsnw.com
DARLINGTON – This photo was taken by Rob Hartland over the Perth Hills on April 29, 2013. The Sunday Times newspaper in Perth has published this story with photos.
The huge email response from people in Perth, Australia-wide and overseas has been extremely positive and encouraging. Some people have sent me their personal stories of UFO sightings as well as some of their own images. I encourage everyone to have a go and see what you can capture in your own photos and let me know if you capture any really good ones. See here: Sunday Times article 28th April 2013
Gawler – On April 30, 2013, at 19:27 hours I seen a bright orange light that at first I thought was the space station but it was too bright for that and then another two appeared. They were going north and went into a triangle formation, one of them had a light fall from it, that one then flew east and the other two went north. I’m not one to believe in little green men, but what I saw last night just changed my way of thinking. My friend on Face Book told me her uncle also saw the lights. Thanks to Stephen Holland
Western Australia -- My family and I were on a several day trip from Melbourne, and one of our stops was in a small town just over the border of Western Australia in January of 2013. Later just after 9 pm, at the camp site, I was standing outside, a few meters away from our caravan where the rest of my family was asleep. Using my phone star map to look at the constellations while holding my phone above my head, I could track what was on the screen to what was in the sky. I saw two rows of blinking lights consisting of three blue, white and red lights running parallel moving east, until the lights morphed into only one row and flattened out. They spun and blinked in and out of view. It then did a hook turn and was coming straight for me.
It got bigger and was heading toward me and was so real that I screamed and started crying.
I ran back to our caravan and woke up my parents before a tree blocked my view and the object disappeared. It had been a solid shape because the outline had been clearly visible and the stars had been blocked. It was completely silent and many lights and was too large to be an airplane. I believe it had been a UFO. Thanks to MUFON CMS
SAULT STE MARIE -- The night of May 6th, 2013, around 10:30 PM, I was in the back yard looking up at the clear night sky talking on the phone when I saw what appeared at first to be the V-shape of Canada Geese. There was no sound of their honking and the shape did not change. As it came closer I realized that it was a silent triangular shaped craft with dim lighting on the leading edge flying north. The altitude was hard to judge but it looked to be 3-4 thousand feet up. I mentioned the sighting to my girlfriend, whom I was talking to. The triangle disappeared behind a tree. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Croatia Orange Light
OSIJEK -- I opened a window before I went to bed and seconds later I stared at the window at clear night sky and suddenly a bright orange light appeared 500 meters from my house on April 25, 2013. It followed a straight path glowing at a constant speed for two seconds. At first I thought it was a meteor but realized there is no burning glow or tail. Before I could make any sense of it - it disappeared - only to make itself visible once again. A moment later, it rapidly turned and continued going straight forward with an elevated path!
After two seconds it disappeared again. There was no noise the whole time. I never saw a UFO before, I studied astronomy and I know how celestial objects behave. I stared for about ten minutes searching for the object and decided to share this with the world. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Denmark Big Star
Aalborg – I have seen a lot of movements in the sky lately and the object moved with constant speed and then went slowly really, really bright on May 2013. This was the most memorable out of all the sightings I've experienced. That is why this is my very first report also. Previously I've just seen flying orbs and huge stationary flashes in the sky, like signaling that they are out there.
I was sitting in front of my apartment building and saw at first like normal star but it moved with constant speed and during its flight it started to get bigger and brighter. Its brightness can be compared to full moon in a clear night. It went slowly back to its previous size and disappeared.
Thanks to MUFON CMS
Chatuzange-le-Goubet – On March 29, 2013, I have a panoramic view from my home on top of a high hill and on a clear night and saw a glow in the sky. Without turning on the lights in my house I saw lights for more than 20 minutes. Returning to my room I saw a bright triangle in the sky without contours. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Germany Flying Rods
COLOGNE -- This afternoon I originally wanted to photograph the moon and was looking for the best focus, as I suddenly discovered nearby a fast-flying object on March 27, 2013. I shot a few pictures successively and there were two different objects. One object flew from the top down, and a minute later, another object that flew from the bottom upwards.
I photographed these objects from my apartment where I live in Cologne. It happened in the east while taking pictures, I thought they were quite normal planes or jets, but then I saw something else in the photos. In the photos they look like flying double-or triple-rods, and do not look like the famous flying objects. In some of the photos you can see many small unidentified flying objects that accompanied the large UFO's. When I saw the result in the photos, I was very excited and decided to report my sighting. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Shropshire -- Multiple UFOs were caught on film briefly passing east over the north of Shrewsbury, UK on May 1st, 2013. They were caught on film with a Pulsar Recon 550 digital night vision monocular, but could not be seen with the naked eye. They are not sky lanterns as they did not glow or flicker or give of a bright enough light, but they could be birds. This is unlikely but cannot be ruled out.
You can see in the footage that a civilian airliner was also traversing the sky at the same time and at 1 minute 25 seconds there is a small shooting star entering the atmosphere. Weather was calm with no wind and no clouds. Aircraft and balloons have been ruled out here so they remain unidentified. Once again this shows just how useful night vision equipment is when viewing in low light and dark conditions. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Scotland Airliner Has Narrow Miss with UFO'
GLASGOW -- The aircraft had been flying at 4,000 feet with its landing lights on, when a passenger aircraft had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over Glasgow. The Airbus A320 was making its final approach to Glasgow Airport on December 2, 2013, when an object passed about 300 feet underneath it.
The pilot of the aircraft said the risk of collision with the object, which did not show up on radar, had been "high". A report by the UK Airprox Board investigators was unable to establish what the object had been.
The Airprox report included a transcript of the conversation that took place between the aircraft and the controller at 12:55 PM:
A320: "Glasgow Approach [A320 C/S]"
EGPF: "[A320 C/S] pass your message"
A320: "We just had something pass underneath us quite close [1255:30] and nothing on TCAS have you got anything on in our area"
EGPF: "Er negative we've got nothing on radar and we're not talking to any traffic either"
A320: "Not quite sure what it was but it definitely quite large [1255:40] bigger than a balloon and it's blue and yellow"
EGPF: "OK that's understood do you have a an estimate for the height"
A320: "Maybe [1255:50] yeah we were probably about four hundred to five hundred feet above it so it's probably about three and a half thousand feet." The pilot asked the controller at Glasgow Airport if he was "talking to anything in the area" as he had "got quite close" to a blue and yellow aircraft, travelling in the opposite direction, which had passed just below him.
The controller stated that he was not talking to anyone else in that area and that nothing was seen on radar.
Air traffic control said they had no trace of any other objects in the area at the time of the incident, although the radar at Prestwick did spot an "unidentified track history" 1.3 nautical miles east of the A320's position 28 seconds earlier.
- Once the aircraft had landed, the pilot told the Glasgow Aerodrome Controller: "We seemed to only miss it by a couple of hundred feet, it went directly beneath us. Wherever we were when we called it in it was within about 10 seconds. Couldn't tell what direction it was going but it went right underneath us." BBC News - Airliner 'had narrow miss with UFO' www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22365368
Members were unable to reach a conclusion as to a likely candidate for the conflicting aircraft”
End Quote Airprox Board report
The Airprox report concluded: "Investigation of the available surveillance sources was unable to trace any activity matching that described by the A320 pilot.
A glider could not be discounted, the report said, but it was unlikely that one would be operating in the area because of the constrained airspace and the lack of thermal activity because of the low temperature.
The report stated: "Members were unable to reach a conclusion as to a likely candidate for the conflicting aircraft and it was therefore felt that the board had insufficient information to determine a Cause or Risk".