UFO sightings reach near-record numbers in Canada
The number of UFO sightings reported in Canada during 2013 was 1,180. According to UFOlogy Research, this is the second highest number of sightings recorded in the past twenty five years.
The Winnipeg-based group compiles data to publish its annual Canadian UFO Survey. The 2013 survey, which was published on Monday, March 10, explains that 2013 was bested only by 2012, when approximately 2,000 UFO sightings were reported. UFOlogy Research director Chris Rutkowski suggests that 2012′s incredible spike in sightings was likely an anomaly due to the excitement surrounding 2012 and the Mayan Calendar, causing more people to report mundane lights in the sky as UFOs.
Based on the survey, more than forty percent of Canada’s 2013 UFO reports were in Ontario. And the typical sighting lasted approximately thirteen minutes. But more interestingly, based on the data, approximately fourteen percent of Canada’s 2013 UFO reports were classified as unexplained.
As the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation explains, although the Canadian government and its various federal agencies used to track and investigate UFOs, “it’s now up to civilian volunteers to report what’s going on up in the sky.”
Although Canada’s 2013 UFO reports reached a near-record high, the number pales in comparison to the number of UFO reports in the United States. According to the Mutual UFO Network, there were 6,457 U.S. UFO sighting reports filed in 2013. . X
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Posted by Anonymous on March 2, 2014
An international aerospace company has picked Roswell as a drone training ground.
No, they’re not UFO’s, they’re UAV’s. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in other words drones. And come summer unmanned drones will be flying the New Mexico sky. An international company, Strategic Aerospace, is setting up a drone pilot training center in Roswell.
The program will start with 30 air force academy graduates. They will eat, sleep, and fly drones for three months straight at the airport. The drones are battery operated and can’t stay in the air longer than 20 minutes.
“They never go over 400 feet, but they’re 80 knots. They’re pretty fast little things,” said Captain Bruce Oaster of Strategic Aerospace International. And believe it or not, they only weigh 35 pounds.
“It’s all lightweight plastic. It’s like the plastic airplanes you used to put together as a kid,” said Oaster.
Only these cost $100,000 apiece.
Pilots will practice take-offs and landings, controlling the flights from a remote control on the ground.
About three will be in the air at a time.
After pilots fly these for three months, they will earn certification.
“There’s countless jobs now coming on the market in agriculture, security, surveillance, law enforcement, the military, they fly pipelines,” said Oaster.
The company says the drones will only be flying over a limited area at the airport. The company assures they won’t be flying all over Roswell and definitely won’t be flying over homes …
The links between the military and UFOs are numerous and curious.
Posted by Anonymous on February 25, 2014
A number of people have asked, if there is a government UFO cover-up, why haven’t documents relating to them turned up in the massive intelligence leak by Edward Snowden. Well, in a new document released at ‘The Intercept, the new website devoted to publishing information about the leaks, the flying saucers have arrived. Though where they’ve turned up might be cause for concern for the Fox Mulder’s out there.
That document is a Powerpoint presentation from the British intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), titled simply enough “The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations”, in which three of the fifty slides are images of ‘UFOs’. Unfortunately, there is no text related to the images, so there could be a number of reasons for them being included – from pointing out people’s belief systems, through to them possibly being part of actual psychological operations (psy-ops). The only clue might be that the images are listed under a heading of “Influence and Information Operations”.
Besides the UFO references, there are a number of allusions to magic, from the mission statement to produce “cyber-magicians”, to another slide listing the historical involvement of professional magicians with psy-ops, through to finishing with an image of Teller beside a quote, “Conjuring with Information”.
Glenn Greenwald has written some commentary on the latest release of documents, pointing out how they show intelligence agencies are intentionally manipulating online discussions:
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.
Returning to the topic of UFOs, writer/film-maker Mark Pilkington is well-acquainted with the dual topic of UFOs and intelligence agency deceptions via the intensive research he did for his book and related documentary Mirage Men. On his blog, Mark notes that “it’s clear that [intelligence agencies] consider the UFO subject, its attendant beliefs, and the vocal community surrounding it, to be a useful field of operations for their activities”. He also points out that not much has changed in the last six decades, given the similarities between the newly released document and a research paper released in 1950 titled “Exploitation of Superstitions for Purposes of Psychological Warfare” – right down to the listing of magicians who have participated in psy-ops.
If you’d like to learn more about this subject, take a look at the lecture Mark gave a couple of years ago (embedded below), titled “The Abuses of Enchantment: Folklore and Deception in the Disinformation Age”:
As Greenwald points out, “these GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online… Claims that government agencies are infiltrating online communities and engaging in “false flag operations” to discredit targets are often dismissed as conspiracy theories, but these documents leave no doubt they are doing precisely that… No government should be able to engage in these tactics”. …
The second image is one of the German “Virl” craft, if you believe that alternate history. See this:
The image was supposedly taken by near St Austell, Cornwall at around 5pm on August 1, 1995 by an unnamed witness:
Spotting a UFO is not the kind of sight-seeing you expect to find when you go on holiday. But that is exactly what one man chanced upon without even realising it when he thought he was taking a picturesque photograph of the sea. The witness had been taking a stroll in Black Head at Trenarren near St Austell, Cornwall at around 5pm on August 1, when he pulled out his camera to capture a snap of the sea. In a strange twist, it was not until he later downloaded the photograph from his digital camera onto his computer that he noticed the mysterious ‘flying object’ hovering above. The photograph of the circular object has now been unveiled at the Cornwall UFO Research Group (CUFORG), which was founded by Dave Gillham in 1995. He said: ‘The person who took the photo never saw anything in the area while taking the photo. ‘It was only when he got home and downloaded it onto his computer that he saw an object – a disc shaped craft, hovering just above the sea. ‘There appear to be two trails of water beneath the object which looks as though they are falling from it in to the sea. ‘It could be that the object has just emerged from the sea.’
Posted by Anonymous on February 21, 2014
A Rhode Island witness at Warwick reported encountering a silent, hovering, triangle-shaped UFO along a dark roadway about 6:20 p.m. on February 17, 2014, according to testimony in Case 54136 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was driving home along East Warwick Avenue when he noticed lights over a nearby field and first thought it was an airplane about the crash.
“But then as I got closer I realized it wasn’t moving and slowed down trying to figure out what I was looking at.” the witness stated.
The witness brought his vehicle to a complete stop.
“I was staring right at a large ship. I knew this was no plane or blimp or anything I’ve seen in my life. It was so shiny like fresh polished chrome and was triangular and had a smooth curve on the top that was shiny, but very dark like black.”
The witness described the object’s lights.
“There were red lights that stayed on and white lights that were so ultra white on the sides, it seemed like it only illuminated the craft. Nothing around it was illuminated and the reflection from the white like pulsated off the craft as well as green lights that did the same, but at the bottom. When I was further up the road the lights seemed to span out in the air. When I was stopped it was just the craft pulsating.”
The witness realized the object made no sound and was confused.
“There was no noise at all. At first I was confused and when it sunk in what it was, I was in awe and then felt very uneasy. I got nervous. It’s a very dark road and I saw headlights in both directions, so keeping my eye on it constantly and looking back, I made a U-turn to go back and tape it.”
The witness then looked away from just a few seconds, and looking back the object had disappeared.
“I felt a little scared. I drove all the way back down the road very slowly. There was nothing in the field or in the sky, not even a light in the distance. There were two people who were walking down the road who were now running. I was completely freaked out at this point and turned around and went back down the road again to go home, and still not a thing in sight. There were two people walking and at least three other cars passed. There are houses on the road and also a high school. I hope more witnesses come forward. It was truly an experience to be so close and get such a good look. I have goose bumps writing this.”
Warwick is a city in Kent County, RI, population 82,672. No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on February 18, 2014. Rhode Island has a UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Rhode Island had a one UFO report in January 2014 – the 47th highest reporting state – while California had 102 reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
Awesome description, but how did this triangle manage to find the one person in Rhode Island without a cell phone camera? Take a picture, video. and then call the local cops.
It is probably some secret military craft, hopefully ours. Worse is if it belongs to another government. What freaks me out is the reptilian possibility.
Posted by Anonymous on January 24, 2014
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Posted by Anonymous on December 10, 2013
“More than 1/3 of Americans believe in UFO’s and one in 10 Americans believe that they have seen a UFO according to a study by National Geographic Channel. UFO sightings are reported all over the planet by thousands of people. The real question is whether UFO’s are interstellar vehicles visiting Earth? Most UFO sightings can be classified as misidentified aircraft, planets or other aerial phenomena, but not all of them. There is a small percentage of UFO sightings that can’t be explained by any known aircraft or natural phenomena. It is this small percentage of UFO sightings that create an exciting possibility. Over the years real UFO sightings have reported simultaneous electromagnetic disturbances. The UFO Detector is designed to sense these electromagnetic disturbances and signal their detection flashing 16 LED’s simultaneously and beeping. The elegantly designed transparent plastic case is a handsome sculptured conversation piece that’s allows one to see the electronics inside the case. Suitable for display on a desk, shelf or bedroom dresser.”
Amazon seems to be doing quite well with the product since there are currently more than a hundred reviews on the site with an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. And, most are about what would be expected:
“I am very satisfied with this product and will recommend it to all of the human race” writes James O’Brien.
R. J. Reid reports: “This little gizmo is a bargain at twice the price and much more accurate than the voices in my head.”
And “This amazing device gives ample warning and is HIGHLY ACCURATE. I had a pretty good idea of when there was abnormal activity in my area. BUT NOW, DAMN. Every time that I notice distorted sensory emissions, bang, the detector is going off! WOOT WOOT WOOT!” says They Are Everywhere.
But, as with just about any mass produced product these days, it’s not all raves. Cyphis complains that “I don’t know if this is a scam or if mine was broken, but it doesn’t work and I am still getting abducted by UFO’s on a regular basis.” …
Posted by Anonymous on December 10, 2013
The annual Kennedy Center Honors reception isn’t normally a place to break news, but President Obama opted Sunday to publicly mention Area 51 — the installation where the government is supposedly storing UFOs and alien life, the inspiration for innumerable conspiracy theories.
The reason: Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine and her claims to have seen UFOs and extraterrestrial beings.
“Now, when you first become president, one of the questions that people ask you is, ‘What’s really going on in Area 51?’” Obama said to chuckles at the White House event.
“When I wanted to know, I’d call Shirley MacLaine.”
Obama added: “I think I just became the first president to ever publicly mention Area 51. How’s that, Shirley?”
The other Kennedy Center honorees were musicians Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, and opera star Martina Arroyo.
NEWS: Kennedy Center honorees saluted
As for MacLaine and Area 51, Time magazine noted:
“The president couldn’t resist the opportunity to joke about the decades of conspiracy theories surrounding mysterious lights and aliens at the Nevada installation. …
“The official use for the Nevada Test and Training Range and Groom Lake — the formal name for the facility commonly known as Area 51 — is far less otherworldly. It’s been the testing ground for government programs, including the U-2 spy plane and various stealth aircraft.”
Posted by Anonymous on December 10, 2013
The FBI began experimenting with drones in 1995, but didn’t view them as a viable option for video surveillance until a full decade later. Since then, however, the agency appears to have slowly but steadily moved forward in building its drone program. Now, details of that program have been revealed in a series of recently released documents sent to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington CREW, an advocacy group that issued a Freedom of Information Act request in June. Though CREW was interested in learning what company provided the FBI’s drones and where the purchases’ funding came from, that information is largely redacted. Even so, the documents do reveal quite a bit about the program’s development, including how the FBI has been using drones and what it plans to do with them in the future.The documents show that the FBI’s first operational drone deployment was in October, 2006. Drone use was “limited over the next four years,” the documents read, noting that funding issues and compliance with Federal Aviation Administration FAA regulations were major limiting factors. While the FBI’s Technical Response Unit oversaw its drone program at first, the program was transferred to its Video Surveillance Unit in 2009, at which point drone “inventory and missions began to increase.” The documents suggest that this wasn’t so much a matter of the new unit utilizing them more, but that agents began to better understand what drones were capable of.
Posted by Anonymous on September 26, 2013
In order to have an “unidentified flying object,” the origins of said object must be unknown. And yet, technically, we know how to identify UFOs – or at least as pop culture has imagined them. They are flying saucers covered with lights that float through the air like spinning plates. Or something. Some people spend their lives looking for one, others fear what would happen if they were abducted by one.
Yet, artist Peter Coffin has built one.
“The question I get excited about is “Well, why did you make the UFO in the first place? Isn’t a UFO something that people don’t make? Isn’t it supposed to be an alien thing?”” Coffin told WIRED. “Does it make it more real or less real at that point because it’s man-made?”
Coffin didn’t build his UFO because he’s particularly interested in alien spacecraft. Instead, his flying saucer, which flew over Station to Station“s Barstow event Tuesday, is meant to be thought-provoking – to make people contemplate why we look to the skies hoping to see UFOs, even if we’d be horrified to actually see one. (You know, because it could mean an invasion.)
Think about it. Some folks, like the team at the SETI Institute, scan the heavens actively seeking out life elsewhere in the universe. Other people would spot a flying saucer and immediately feel terrified by whatever life forms might be inside. Hollywood does the same thing: sometimes intergalactic visitors are E.T., cute and cuddly and obsessed with Reese’s Pieces, while others are predatory monsters looking to drain Earth of its resources or enslave its people. …
Walking onto the build site for the UFO before the test run in Barstow – which was actually conducted in a nearby cemetery – Coffin smiled like a kid when he saw his creation again. “It’s going to be great to see this thing fly.” Folks from Cinimod Studio and Prolyte Group, which helped Coffin design and build the contraption, scurried around affixing lights and GoPro cameras to the 1,800-pound aluminum structure and securing its on-board computer. They make it look easy, but Cinimod Studio founder Dominic Harris noted there wasn’t much prior art for something like this. “This was massively over-engineered,” he said. …
Human built circular winged aircraft have been around for a long time, but that is supposed to be a secret. You are supposed to think “Aliens!” if you see one. I’m not saying they are all manmade… But some are and if you make a good one–Coffin has nothing to worry about, his circular lit platform is held up with wires using an unseen helicopter or balloon–you have an accident and then your design never got of the ground, never actually flew, nothing to see here folks.
Posted by Anonymous on September 21, 2013
What caused the sudden rush of these most powerful leaders of the Western World to go to Afghanistan, this report continues, was to directly view the discovery by US Military scientists of what is described as a “Vimana” entrapped in a “Time Well”
that has already caused the “disappearance” of at least 8 American Soldiers trying to remove it from the cave it has been hidden in for the past estimated 5,000 years.
What an amazing load of unsubstantiated wishful thinking about what we must reasonably assume are ancient works of fiction. Belief in outrageous claims without evidence is a solid definition of crazy. I have a few Vimanas around here somewhere…