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UFO Casebook Magazine 491, Issue date, 01-09-12

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Gloucestershire's UFO Files Revealed
UFO Depiction
Published: 4:06 PM 12/31/2011

"CALLER reports that she has seen a spaceship and it was really close to the houses. Described as big with lights all round it."

This was just one such call fielded by police, back in February 2010.

An Echo request, made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, revealed there have been a series of alien and UFO reports to Gloucestershire police in the past three years.

On May 11, 2009, in Cheltenham, one 999 operator received a call and noted: "Saw a UFO travelling from Up Hatherley to Bishop's Cleeve area.

"Very fast, changing colours from green and red and then possibly orange. Very pleasing to the eye and exciting. Travelling due north or north north-east."

On October 21, 2009, the following was reported: "Large disc flying in the sky, yellow and pink.

"Darting in and out of the clouds at high speeds. Caller given UFO hotline number."

In March 6, 2010, in Gloucester, the following was reported: "Caller sighted two UFOs last night and tonight she has seen at least three or four.

"They are now letting men out to come down. Advised caller we would let her know if we see any...."

Elsewhere in the county, this report was taken from a caller in the Stroud area on May 22 2010: "Road obstruction, caller has come home to find an alien car parked on his driveway."

Churchdown's Dave Cosnette, who co-founded UFO and paranormal website Cosmic Conspiracies, said he expected there to be even more sightings at this time of year.

He said: "Over new year there will be plenty of reports I'm sure, but most will turn out to be those Chinese lanterns.

"Last Christmas there were quite a few reports." He added: "Gloucestershire isn't a bad place to see UFOs actually, we get our fair share.

"The thing is, knowing who to report a sighting to. The MoD used to take calls, but not anymore.

"I suppose people could report it to the police, at least then it would be logged."

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Constabulary said: "Where appropriate information has been sent to the Ministry of Defence in the past, although in some cases people have simply mistaken aircraft, including the police helicopter, for UFOs.

"Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity which is not an emergency should contact 101."

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/gloucestershireuforeports.html

source & references:

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Gloucestershire-s-UFO-files-revealed/story-14287443-detail/story.html

Unknown Objects Caught on Maryland Camping Trip Photo
Published: 4:02 AM 12/31/2011

Maryland - 06-30-11

My parents were camping in Fort Washington, MD, and my mom was taking a picture of the lake.

I was going through her photos on her phone and noticed the lights in this one. I asked her if she was inside and maybe it was a reflection, but she said she was on top of a hill outside.

She also didn't notice them when she took the picture. I thought it was strange. I have no explanation forit.

Camera - Apple iPhone 3GS

Maryland-

(click on image for full size)

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/mdcampingtrip.html

source & references:

Submitted to www.mufon.com

Whitley Strieber: Brushes with the Paranormal Haven't Lessened over the Years
Whitley Strieber
Published: 01/4/2012 6:25 AM

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

By: Jeff Ayers, The Associated Press

"Solving the Communion Enigma: What Is to Come" (Tarcher/Penguin), by Whitley Strieber:

In his new book, "Solving the Communion Enigma: What Is to Come," author Whitley Strieber tries to explain the strange happenings surrounding his life since he wrote "Communion" 25 years ago.

"Communion" chronicled what Strieber claimed was his abduction by alien beings and the events that followed. He wrote two more books about his experiences and received thousands of letters from people who said similar events occurred in their lives.

He also became a laughingstock among his friends and lost his financial stability. His wife, Anne, supported him, though it was difficult for her to understand what he was experiencing.

Strieber reveals that brushes with the paranormal haven't lessened over the years. He uses his personal connections and in-depth research to rationalize his experiences.

The UFO culture is hard to grasp, but Strieber tries his best to tie together diverse subjects such as cattle mutilations, crop circles, strange implants and the afterlife. He even questions whether the aliens he claims abducted him were from outer space or another dimension.

What it boils down to is whether the reader believes Strieber. Are his experiences real? Strieber doesn't resolve the issue conclusively, and the majority of the stories in "Solving the Communion Enigma" have been told on his radio show, "Dreamland."

Still, there's enough compelling material to make even the rigid skeptic ask questions.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/strieberbrushes.html

source & references:

http://www.unknowncountry.com/

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/whitley-strieber-writes-that-brushes-with-the-paranormal-havent-lessened-over-the-years-136650498.html

1986 - Close Encounter with Triangle UFO over New Jersey
UFO Depiction
Published: 4:10 AM 1/5/2012

Manahawkin, New Jersey - 01-11-96

I had a second floor apartment in a section of Manahawkin called Beach Haven West. It was maybe 500-800 feet from RT 72, and right before you get on the bridge to LBI.

Where I was in my apartment I would be overlooking the marshes to the north of RT 72.

I had broken my leg badly, literally in half, in October and was in a cast from my toes to my hip. My girlfriend had left for the night, and I was lying in bed watching TV.

I had a long bedroom, and the window I was facing was to the north. I noticed a flicker of amber light thru that window, but thought nothing of it. Maybe it was a helicopter.

I continued to watch TV, and every couple of minutes I could see that amber light kind of go up and down slowly. The light was getting bigger.

This went on for awhile, and I started to think maybe they were looking for something in the marsh, but didn't see any spotlights. It had been out there for a good 20 - 30 minutes by now. Now I'm watching the light more than the TV. It barely looks like its moving, gaining and losing a minimum amount of altitude, but enough for me to be watching it.

I thought to myself, "Ok, it'll get closer, the house will shake, it'll be a helicopter."

After a couple of minutes it was getting closer and there were no green and red flying lights that I can see. At this point, even if it was a helicopter I had to see what's going on.

It took a couple minutes to get out of bed and to the window; it was not easy, I was in a lot of pain, and I was having complications I didn't know about till I had to go back to the doctor.

I opened the window and propped myself up on the sill. At this point, I knew it wasn't a helicopter, and I knew it wasn't a plane. Helicopters are out here all the time; Coast Guard, Mosquite Commission, etc. I also grew up 5 minutes from JFK airport.

When we were talking on the phone back home, every 4 minutes you'd have to tell whoever you were talking to, to hold on while the planes went overhead because you couldn't the other person.

I know what a plane looks like. There also a big military presence out here; Warthogs, bombers, you name it.

Anyway, the light kept getting closer and I can start to see how low it was, and how slow it was going; literally nothing more than 20-30 mph.

At this point, it was about 2-3 miles away over the marshes to the north and headed straight for me.

It was getting close enough now that I saw it had more lights, the amber was the forward bottom of it, and a red and green to the other corners. It was much bigger than the lights on an airplane would be and steady, not flashing. Now, I had to get outside.

On crutches and HURTING, I hobbled out of the room thru the kitchen and onto my small screen deck. I wanted a clearer view than thru the screens and I had to hobble down a step or 2 outside the deck to get a wide open unobstructed view.

This thing was getting closer and on a path to go directly overhead.

I can start to make out a shape and it was a triangle, and it looked BIG. I watched it go over the marsh heading south, and watched as it crossed over RT 72 and eventually right over me.

It was a HUGE, black triangle with three lights, one on each corner, and not much of anything else. It passed literally 100-200 feet overhead, if a had a gun I could have hit it easily. It made NO sound.

It was literally only moving about 30 mph, a plane would be crashing into my house and a helicopter would be rearranging my dishes in the cabinets. It took about 30 seconds from when it hit Rt 72 to the time it went over my house and I had a clear view the whole time.

No, I didnt have a camera, at the time the throw-away cameras were my thing, but I didn't have one. If I did I would have the best UFO pictures to this date. It was amazing.

Thanks to MUFON CMS system.

KEN PFEIFER WORLD UFO PHOTOS

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/njtri1986.html

source & references:

Submitted to www.ufocasebook.com

WWW.MUFONNJNEWS.COM

Multiple UFOs Captured on CCTV over New Hampshire
Published: 8:25 AM 12/28/2011

Southampton, New Hampshire - 2005

Uploaded by id001277 on Jul 17, 2011

On the 26th August 2005 at 23:45 I was working in Southampton next to the airport as a security officer.

It was a beautiful clear and warm summer's night and I was just getting ready to start a patrol of my site when a delivery driver arrived at the main gate.

Once inside the gates the driver commented on a strange light that seemed to be following the nearby motor way, as he described this light it appeared in the sky over towards Fords Motor Company, about 600 ft from where we were standing.

As we watched, the object crossed the motor way and moved silently over head and behind my building. At this point the driver had unloaded his load and drove off site.

As soon as I had locked the main gates, I returned to my office and spun the CCTV camera's around towards the direction of the light.

After a few seconds of searching I found the object. This is what I filmed.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/southamptonnh2005.html

source & references:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX5usvoxevM&feature=youtu.be

Archived Case of the Week

1966 - The Wanaque Reservoir Incident
UFO Depiction
Published: 3:27 AM 10/23/2010

January 11, 1966 started like any other mid-winter day in the small suburban town of Wanaque, New Jersey.

The air was clear and cold, kids were enjoying the holiday vacation from school, and residents of the Passaic County borough went about their usual daily routines.

Little did they know that before the day was over something would happen, something fantastic and unexplainable, that would change the lives of many of the townsfolk forever.

It all started in the early evening of that Tuesday night. It was about 6:30 PM, and the winter sun was already long gone over the western horizon, past the great Wanaque reservoir, and behind the darkened Ramapo mountain range.

Wanaque Patrolman Joseph Cisco was in his cruiser when a call from the Pompton Lakes dispatcher came over his police radio. It was a report of a "glowing light, possibly a fire."

Then as if right out of a sci-fi movie Cisco heard the words:

"People in Oakland, Ringwood, Paterson, Totowa, and Butler claim there’s a flying saucer over the Wanaque."

"I pulled into the sandpit, an open area to get my bearings," Cisco recalls. "There was a light that looked bigger than any of the stars, about the size of a softball or volleyball. It was a pulsating, white, stationary light changing to red. It stayed in the air; there was no noise. I was trying to figure out what it was."

Wanaque Mayor Harry T. Wolfe, Councilmen Warren Hagstrom and Arthur Barton, and the Mayor’s 14-year-old son Billy were on their way to oversee the burning of the borough’s Christmas trees, when they heard the reports that something "very white, very bright, and much bigger than a star" was hovering over the Wanaque Reservoir.

They decided to pull into a sandpit near the Raymond Dam at the headworks to meet Officer Cisco and get a better look at the ‘thing.’

The Mayor’s son Billy spotted the object at once, flying low and gliding "oddly" over the vast frozen lake "like a huge star." "But it didn’t flicker," Billy told reporters the next day. "It was just a continuous light that changed from white to red to green and back to white."

"The phenomenon was terribly strange." Mayor Wolfe would later recall. He described the shape of the unidentified object as oval, and estimated it to be between two and nine feet in diameter.

UFO Wanaque The next thing that officer Cisco remembers is his patrol car’s radio "going bananas," as calls from all over a 20-mile radius flooded into the police headquarters. Cisco radioed Officer George Dykman, who was on patrol nearby. Just as Dykman received Cisco’s message, two teenagers came running up to his patrol car frantically pointing at the sky and shouting "Look, look!"

At that moment Wanaque Civil Defense Director Bentley Spencer drove up with CD member Richard Vrooman. "The Police radios are all jammed up!" Spencer said excitedly. Dykman and Spencer gaped at the sky along with Michael Sloat, 16, and Peter Melegrae, 15. "What the heck is it?" Dykman wondered out loud. "Never seen anything like it in my life."

Back at the sandpit Joseph Cisco’s radio crackled as another unbelievable message came across the airwaves: "Something’s burning a hole in the ice! Something with a bright light on it, going up and down!" Then another transmission fought its way through the din: "Oh boy! Something just landed in front of the dam!"

Spencer and reservoir employee Fred Steines raced to the top of the 1,500-foot long Raymond Dam where they described seeing "a bolt of light shoot down, as if attracted to the water... like a beam emitted from a porthole."

Patrolman Cisco, Mayor Wolfe and Town Councilmen Hagstrom and Barton climbed to the top of the dam to get a better look.

"There was something up there that was awful bright." Hagstrom recalls. "We don’t know what it was. We thought it was a helicopter, but we didn’t hear a motor. It looked like a helicopter with big landing lights on. We got goose bumps all over when we saw where the hole was."

According to John Shuttle, another Councilman who witnessed the UFO, there was no doubt about it: "It was there." He said. "I saw it, a brilliant white object, two to three feet across, and its color - no, not color, shade - it kept changing."

UFO Wanaque JANUARY 12, 1966

One day after the initial sightings of the UFO, Patrolman Jack Wardlaw reported seeing a "bright white disk" floating in the vicinity of his home in the Stonetown section of Wanaque, just west of the reservoir.

"It seemed like only a block away, above Lilly Mountain, maybe 1,000 feet up," Wardlaw said. "Don’t ask me what it was. But I do know it wasn’t any helicopter, plane, or comet. It shot laterally right and left. It stopped. It moved up straight. And then it moved down and disappeared in the direction of Ringwood to the north."

Wardlaw described the object as "definitely disc-shaped and at certain angles, egg-shaped."

Sgt. David Sisco said that he was on patrol at about 6:30 that evening when the UFO noiselessly hovered into view.

"It glided, then streaked faster than a jet," he told reporters, "and when it rose, it went straight up."

Reservoir guard and former Wanaque policeman Charles Theodora and Sisco went to the top of the dam to take a look at the bright light.

"We looked across the water and saw a cylinder-shaped object," Theodora remembers.

"It was moving back and forth like a rocking chair motion. We were astonished."

A few minutes later the object shot straight up into the night sky, until it was indistinguishable from the other stars. Theodora said that he didn’t hear a sound while the light show was going on.

"I didn’t believe in UFOs, I thought they were a lot of bull. And then I saw it. It was a breathtaking sight; something I’ll never forget."

After the January 1966 sightings, radar was installed atop the reservoir dam.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/1966wanaque.html

source & references:

http://www.weirdnj.com/

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