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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 545, Issue date, 01-21-13

Expert Observed UFO Activity in Dunedoo, New South Wales
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:36 PM 1/17/2013

By Jenalyn Villamarin

In the past two weeks, a man from Dunedoo, New South Wales has been spotting over 50 unidentified flying objects (UFOs) across the night sky. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted an expert to observe the weird UFO activity in the area.

UFO Research NSW President Mariana Flynn personally went to Dunedoo and observed the UFO activity there upon hearing the man's reports. "I was there for two nights and I spotted nine lights in the sky. We know that they were not satellites and they were not planes so what were they?" the UFO expert mused.

Mariana Flynn examined the man's video footages and listened to his reports. "Two of the lights that he's seen on a regular basis always travel together, one behind the other. Some of them pass each other and others appear on their own," Flynn shared.

The expert noticed another light consistently seen in the footage. "It's green and pulsates and looks a little bit like a mushroom that has also been described by a man on the Central Coast," Flynn revealed.

Mariana Flynn noted that some of the objects seen in the sky may not be UFOs but the expert was not able to give a definite explanation about the sightings. "The fact that he's seen so many is pretty amazing. And while we have to be careful not to assume that it's a UFO straight away, not all of them can be explained," the expert stated.

The man's recorded video helped in identifying two objects that appear to be man-made aircrafts. "We know that the military are producing some very advanced crafts these days, like the one I saw in the paper a few days ago. I couldn't say for sure that every sighting this man has seen has been the real thing but he has some pretty amazing footage to back himself up," Ms. Flynn said.

There are other UFO sightings accounted in Australia. In North Queensland, Cardwell and Townsville residents witnessed unidentified lights in the night sky.

"There were two large orange lights. No beam and no noise. It was absolutely silent and they were moving slowly across the sky towards the north-west," witness Greg Smith shared.

"My sister rang me and said to look outside. I went and looked and there were two lights. We watched it for a few minutes and then it disappeared," Phil Mulley, another witness, stated.

To contact the editor, e-mail: editor@ibtimes.com

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/activitynewsouthwales.html

source & references:

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/425388/20130118/ufo-sightings-expert-observed-activity-dunedoo-new.htm#.UPmJrSdqYXg

Video - Broadview Womans Claims to Have Captured UFOs
UFO Image
Published: 4:40 PM 1/17/2013

Australia, January 17, 2013

Originally published by SharePlanett on January 17, 2013

UFOs Caught on Video over Broadview. A Broadview businesswoman says video she caught from her backyard shows UFOs flying in the air.

(Editor's Note: A news broadcast from Broadview with a report on a video taken by a local woman who claims that she caught UFOs with her video camera. The UFOs were moving across the sky during daylight.

Check it out and see what you think.)

The Star-gods Revealed - by Leonard Farra
Book of Enoch
Published: 11:56 AM 1/18/2013

Some people, who have not read my books, The Pleiades Legacy (the Old World) and The Pleiades Legacy (the New World), have asked me what they are about. Well, the answer is that they reveal a revolutionary picture of the early history of civilised man based on what the Ancients claimed happened to them.

According to many early sources, civilising extra-terrestrials visited Earth and taught man many useful arts, such as agriculture, and how to live in villages. Some sources say that the visitors had the form of tall white men and that they wore long white robes. The Ancients worshipped them as gods and white became universally associated with purity. In many early countries, white animals were sacred and priests who served the gods often wore white robes.

The reader might find this story hard to believe but the fact is that it has had a major impact on many aspects of human life right through to the present. These include early religious beliefs, legends, festivals, folk customs, geometric and animal symbolism, sacred architecture, numerology, star lore, allegorical stories, the astronomical alignments of numerous early sites, sayings and even place names.

Allegorical texts, such as The Book of Enoch, an ancient Jewish religious work, and the Book of the Hopi, suggest that some people misused the technology given to them by their non earthly visitors and used it to attack their enemies. The later retaliated and very soon much of the world was involved in conflict- I.E. the wars in the 20th century were the Second and the Third and this one was the first.

When they learned what was happening, the star-gods returned and destroyed the feuding people with a great flood. There are literally hundreds of flood stories around the world and the traditions associated with many of them suggest that they refer to a catastrophe that occurred on this planet 5,000 years ago.

Early Sumerian writings reveal the number of space craft that visited Earth and later Middle Eastern traditions indicate how they were represented in symbolism and sacred architecture and how they were also alluded to in religious rituals.

These sources also reveal that there was a link between the ‘star-god’ religions of Ancient Sumeria, Babylon, Assyria, Egypt, and other parts of the Middle East, Asia, and West Africa. They show that in Egypt, the white garmented, civilising god, Osiris, who later became the God of the Dead, was at the centre of that country’s Afterlife beliefs and that, under a variety of names, he was renowned as a civiliser in numerous early cultures. Pyramids, such as Egypt’s Great Pyramid, Babylon’s famous Etemenanki, and the royal pyramids in Assyrian palaces, were part of the star-god religion which also influenced some of the traditions of the Classical Civilisations of Greece and Rome and mystical cults, such as Mithraism, which Rome adopted from the East.

The sky-god religion became interwoven with certain aspects of Astrology with which some of the Roman emperors were deeply involved. The architectural layout of Rome’s Coliseum, and the Pantheon, for example, and the spectacular chariot racing events at the Circus Maximus, were all based upon astrological, sky-god linked, traditions.

As I previously mentioned, in other articles, many early people associated the star-people with the Pleiades. These stars, which are 440 light years from Earth, were featured in religious traditions throughout the Old World. Religious sites were aligned to their rising and people associated them with the Flood and the great civilisers of man. The story of the visit of the star-gods resulted in numerous legends, over the years, such as the tales of lost flooded lands in Medieval Europe. Plato’s story of Atlantis, which has occupied the minds of many scholars, over the years, might also have been based on the Flood legend.

With regard to the New World, its earliest known civilisations also date back five thousand years and people in Central and South America, such as the Aztecs, Maya and Incas, had similar Pleiades linked star-god religions to others in countries thousands of miles away in the Old World.

The sacred architecture, and symbolic designs, used to represent the craft of the star-people in the Old World, were also used in parts of the Americas. In Europe, some of the remaining star-god traditions, and customs, were suppressed when Christianity came on the scene and especially in the 12th century, in the era of the crusades, when the Catholic Church in France began a campaign against heretics which spread to other parts of Europe.

In Dorset, in England, a church was built inside a ‘pagan’ earth circle and there is also evidence, expressed in symbolism, of Christianity replacing earlier star-god linked traditions in some of the English churches built in that era. Hundreds of years later, a similar thing happened when the Europeans colonised the New World.

In Mexico, the Spaniards built the Metropolitan Cathedral over the Aztec’s Great Pyramid, in Tenochtitlan, (now buried under Mexico City), and in the Incan Capital city of Cuzco, they built the Church of Santo Domingo over the Coricancha temple. Both these sacred structures were astronomically aligned.

They symbolically stood at the centre of the empire and they were part of the same sky-god religion. In Mexico, the Spanish priest, and inquisitor, Bishop Landa forced Mayan nobles to give up their religion and he burnt thousands of Mayan objects of worship and codices recording their beliefs and astronomical data.

Fortunately, a few of the codices survived, or were written after the Spanish conquest, for there is a wealth of cryptic, and allegorical, data in texts such as The Popul Vuh which has confused scholars because they did not appreciate that it was related to the sky-god religion.

Machu PicchuDuring the course of my research, I have been able to decode the secret religious traditions associated with some of the early archaeological sites in the Americas such as Machu Picchu in Peru, Tiahuanaco in the Andes, Teotihuacan in Mexico, and the Mayan site of Chichen Itza, in Mexico, where many people flocked on the 2012 December solstice to witness what some thought was the end of the world. Chichen’s famous pyramid, and many other structures at the site, and in other Mayan cities, were associated with the sky-god religion and it was the Hawaiian version of it which resulted in Capt. Cook being killed when he arrived in Hawaii.

In both the Old and New Worlds, there were inner traditions, and rituals, for initiates and rulers, and outer ones for the general public and when Western scholars began recording the traditions, and legends, of North American Native peoples, they either spoke to the wrong persons or those who knew the ‘inner truths’ kept them to themselves. Because of this misunderstanding, the outer allegorical stories, about the visit of the ‘star-people’, have been recorded in books on mythology. Initiates, however, who were told the inner truths by their elders, kept them to themselves and many Native Americans are awaiting their return.

What I have reported above is only a part of a huge, complex, puzzle which re-interprets the history of early civilised man. Many Native American tribes, for example, say that their people were survivors of the destruction of the ‘previous age’, by water, and various sources suggest that this was the Great flood, that occurred 5,000 years ago and which was, reputedly, caused by the sky-gods.

Furthermore, there is a ‘thread, or Key’ which runs through many of the early sky-god religions, traditions, and legends the tail end of it is still with us today. The titles of many films, and books, for example, are related to a series of stories, told by many people over the centuries, which date back five thousand years to the star-god era. The same sort of thing happened with some sky-god symbols.

One of them, the spikes rising from the headdress of America’s famous Stature of Liberty, dates back to Ancient Egypt. It was later adopted by the Etruscans, and Greeks, and it was used as a symbol in Christianity. However, few people now place any significance on it because its original meaning has long since been forgotten.

Bibliography:

Daniel GBrinton - Myths of the Americas
EAWallis Budge - The Book of the Dead
Joseph S Ellul - Malta’s Prediluvial Culture
Leonard Farra - The Pleiades Legacy (The Old World)
The Pleiades Legacy (the New World)
WmRFix - Star Maps
David Freidal, Linda Schele, Joy Parker - Maya Cosmos
Raphael Girard - Esotericism of the Popul Vuh
Pierre Honore - In Quest of the White God
Alan LKolata - The Tiwanaku
Rodolfo Lancini - New Tales of Old Rome
Jack Lindsay - Origins of Astrology
Leonardo BDal Maso - Rome of the Ceasars
Christian O’Brien - The Genius of the Few Plato
Timaeus and Critias, Zenaide Aragozin - The Story of the Nations Chaldea
William Sullivan - The Secret of the Incas
Robert Temple - The Sirius Mystery, The Book of Enoch
David Ulansey - The Origins of Mithraic Mysteries
Frank Waters - The Book of the Hopi

Leonard’s books can be purchased from Blurb.Com including as Ebooks.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/stargodsrevealed.html

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submitted to www.ufocasebook.com

High Intensity Light Moves over San Francisco
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:34 PM 1/17/2013

San Francisco, California - 01-16-13

At approximately 5:00 am January 16, 2013, while standing in my backyard, I noticed a light with the intensity of a star traveling from the southeast toward the northwest at a constant rate of speed.

I initially thought it was a "satellite" (constant rate of speed, looks like a star, moving in a straight line across the sky).

After about 8-10 seconds the object immediately changed direction heading south.

A second or two later the objects light intensity increased by 10 to 20 times brighter, what I can only explain as a "burst."

This "burst" continued every 2 seconds or so until it traveled past the roof line of my house and out of view. I thought about it all day and decided to file a report.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/sanfranciscoca011613.html

source & references:

submitted to www.mufon.com

Archived Case of the Week

1956 UFO in South Africa Filmed by Air Force-Still Unexplained
KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

By Adriana Stuijt

Published 03-14-09

This photograph of a UFO was taken on July 17, 1956, above Rosetta in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa by the wife of an Air force officer. It has never been explained.

Twenty three lights moved steadily in the night-sky of Witbank, South Africa on Friday March 6 2009 -- and scores of residents in nearby Middelburg also saw them. They called in the police, who filmed the odd formation of lights on their cellphones.

Mrs Hetta Malan of Middelburg was one of the many Middelburg, South Africa, residents who spotted the formation that Friday-night. It was moving steadily towards the nearby mining town of Witbank, she told the Afrikaans-language newspaper Beeld.

And police inspectors Chris Gatzonis and Awie Labuschagne of the Middelburg police station even filmed the lights, alas the images on their cellphones were poor. The footage, shown on the Beeld newspaper website, can be seen here.

"We were on active duty and driving across the bridge at Aerorand in Middelburg. First we saw five orange lights, moving in formation going in the direction towards Witbank. Later only two were left. Then the clouds moved in front of them and we lost sight of them,' said Chris Gatzonis. This was the first time the lights were spotted.

And last weekend, the two police officers saw similar lights again -- this time they counted a pattern in formation of 23 lights, coming back from Witbank.

Many UFOs in South Africa

South Africa has had numerous UFO sightings over the years. - and many were seen by skilled observers.

One of the most famous incidents occurred on September 17, 1965 by police constables John Locken and Koos de Klerk, who were were patrolling on the Pretoria-Bronkhorstspruit road, shortly after midnight - not very far away from the latest sighting in Middelburg last weekend.

On September 17, 1965, these two patrolmen were shocked when their van's headlights illuminated an unusual object on the road ahead of them. Right in the middle of the highway sat a disc-shaped UFO.

Copper Colored Disc:

The patrolmen estimated the diameter of the object at about 30 feet, and it was of a copper color. Within a moment, the disc-shaped object began to rise up from the road, shooting flames from below through double tubes of what the patrolmen thought were engines.

Flames on the Asphalt:

The two men reported their sighting, and in part of the report, Constable Locken said: 'Its lift-off was quicker than anything I have ever seen." The men also reported that the flames were three feet tall above the road, and the great heat from the exhaust kept the asphalt afire for a time after the object had flown away.

Road Caved In:

After the asphalt had cooled, the road was blocked off and the area of the sighting more closely examined by a large group of policemen. It was found that part of the road had actually caved in under the heavy weight of the UFO. There was a burned area of about 6 feet in diameter, which would indicate the approximate size of the engine ports.

The official governmental investigation was done by Lt. Col. J.B. Brits, District Commandant of Pretoria North police station at the time.

Highly Secret Nature:

After the investigation was completed, Lt. Col Brits was interviewed by a Pretoria newspaper. He was quoted in the paper as stating: "... the case of the UFO landing was considered as being of a highly secret nature and an inquiry is being conducted in top circles." Case Remains Unsolved:

There were trace element samples taken from the area of the landing, and sent for scientific analysis to the police forensic laboratories in Pretoria -- but the results of these tests were never released to the public. It is quite obvious that something very unusual landed in South Africa, left landing traces, and was seen by two reliable witnesses.

Unfortunately, it is quite certain that no further details will be released, and the mystery of what exactly landed in South Africa on September 17, 1965, will remain unsolved.

A photograph of an overflying UFO was also taken by the wife of an Air Force Officer, a couple of high standing in the community, in KwaZulu-Natal. Many other incidents were also reported in the Karoo desert north of Cape Town over a period of at least twenty years.

Heidelberg in 1967

Andre Jordaan of Pretoria writes that he has actually seen UFOS in broad daylight, at the opening of the Higher Volks School in Heidelberg in South Africa in 1967, together with more than 1,000 pupils."We saw these strange objects carrying out incredible high-speed manouvers which we still cannot emulate today,' he said.

And because we all saw it together it could not have been hallucinations. Two weeks later, my mother told me about seeing a similar craft early in the morning from very close up while it flew across the defence force military camp where we lived.

"Only after she told me, did I tell her what all the pupils had seen two weeks earlier - so she could not have been influenced by our earlier experience. If I hadn't experienced this myself, I would probably be quite sceptical about such events. I feel privileged that I witnessed this event.'"

Conspiracy theories abound:

And some people say UFO's were experimental oscillation designs from nazi Germany by an Austrian forester called Viktor Schauberger, who worked on the so-called "Repulsine' project. see

One thing everybody does however agree on: nobody knows what these mysterious lights and machines really are.

What are they?

Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, are merely the popular term for any aerial phenomenon whose cause cannot be easily or immediately determined, says Wikipedia.

"Both military and civilian research show that a significant majority of UFO sightings are identified after further investigation, either explicitly or indirectly through the presence of clear and simple explanatory factors,

The United States Air Force, which coined the term in 1952, initially defined UFOs as those objects which remain unidentified after scrutiny by expert investigators, though the term UFO is often used more generally to describe any sighting unidentifiable to the reporting observer(s).

Popular culture frequently takes the term UFO as a synonym for alien spacecraft. Some investigators now prefer to use the broader term Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (or UAP), to avoid the confusion and speculative associations that have become attached to UFOs.

Only a small percentage are hoaxes

"Studies have established that only a small percentage of reported UFOs are actual hoaxes, while the majority are observations of some real but conventional object - most commonly aircraft, balloons, or astronomical objects such as meteors or bright planets - which have been misidentified by the observer as anomalies.'

A small percentage of reported sightings (usually 5%-20%) are classified as unidentified flying objects in the strictest sense. The first reports and official investigations of UFOs began during World War II with sightings of so-called foo fighters by Allied airplane crews, There were widespread sightings of European "ghost rockets" in 1946.

UFO reports became more common after the first widely publicized US sighting - reported by private pilot Kenneth Arnold in 1947 - which gave rise to the popular terms "flying saucer" and "flying disc".

Since then, millions of people believe that they have seen UFOs, and tens of thousands of such reports have been catalogued.

Although various conspiracy theories and pseudosciences revolve around UFO sightings, no support for non-natural explanations of UFOs has emerged from within mainstream science.

1956, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa-commonly called 'The Drakensberg photos'

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2009/1956southafricaphoto.html

source & references:

original photograph © South African Air Force

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/269197

http://www.ufocasebook.com/bestufopictures.html

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