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UFO Casebook Magazine 496, Issue date, 02-13-12

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Blue and Green Spheres Seen Hovering over Lead, South Dakota
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:02 AM 2/10/2012

Lead, South Dakota - 02-09-11

I was alone at my parents' house in the Black Hills of South Dakota a little after 8:40 PM on Thursday, February 9th.

I was watching television when the dog began to act anxious, which I interpreted as a need to relieve herself.

I let her out onto the back porch but she did not run off into the trees or leave my side. I stepped out from under the porch roof because I saw light emanating from the area, above the canyon, behind my parents' house.

I saw two spheres, one blue and one green, that I, at first thought, were vehicles moving around on the hill about a mile away from the house on the far side of the canyon.

After a few moments I realized that the angle was wrong and the lights were too high in the sky and too close to be on the ground.

The trees behind our house obscured my view and I could not tell what they were in the distance.

We live in a very secluded area and when you stand outside you can hear the sound of engines if there are trucks or snow mobiles but there was absolutely no sound, which was very unsettling.

I brought the dog back in and went up into the tower at the house to use the telescope to try and see what these were. With the telescope I struggled to keep focused on them, and I could not pick out any distinguishing features.

They still just looked like fuzzy, floating, glowing discs or spheres. They then moved behind the cover of the roof and and went downstairs again to watch them through a window.

The dog was still quite uneasy and was staying very close to my leg. The lights had crossed from being across from the eastern corner of the house to the western end.

The blue light was slightly higher than the green. They appeared to come lower and closer to the house and then move away and over the a hill.

The wind was quite powerful up here today so it is very hard to say whether not they were moving against the wind or faster than reasonable.

I am at a loss as to what I saw. I have never had an experience like this before and I am a devout skeptic, however, I am stumped and a little freaked out.

I would much prefer a reasonable explanation to having seen an alien craft. I would even prefer an experimental aircraft or something.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/leadsd020912.html

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submitted to www.mufon.com

Ancient Astronauts: Why Haven’t They Come Back?
An Ancient Alien
Published: 11:01 AM 12/20/2010

Many people today believe that mankind was visited in ancient times by astronauts from other planets. There is significant evidence that renders this a plausible theory, including monolithic structures such as the pyramids that it is hard to believe were built with ancient techniques alone.

However, if one accepts that ancient humans were visited by extra-terrestrial beings, and also accepts that these beings revealed themselves to humans and even shared knowledge and engineering techniques, this does beg the question: why haven’t they returned? All of the evidence for ancient astronauts existing today is at least 2,000 years old – why did the visits stop.

There are a few theories as to why this is the case:

1) Desire not to interfere further

Of all the theories that are possible as to why there have been no further visits from extra-terrestrials, this is in many ways the most attractive – it’s probably the one we want to believe. This theory says that our ancient astronauts are currently simply observing as from a far, in the belief that further contact could be detrimental to our development as a species. If this theory is correct, perhaps the plan is to reestablish contact with us when we have achieved some technological goal, such as harnessing fusion power or developing faster-than-light travel.

2) Own civilizations have been wiped out

Given our own brushes with cataclysmic war in jus t the last hundred years, it’s not difficult to imagine that similar problems of conflict combined with devastating weapons would also exist on other planets. It’s not impossible therefore that the civilizations to which our ancient astronauts belonged have fallen victim to catastrophic war, and wiped themselves out.

3) Time and distance

If we assume that humans have been visited by extra-terrestrials in the past, this also assumes that the beings in question have mastered faster-than-light travel. We know too much about the planets in our vicinity for the beings in question to have come from them, so they must have come from much further afield. In order for this journey to be able to have been completed in a reason time in human terms, the technology of the craft involved must enable them to travel very quickly indeed.

However, perhaps we don’t fully understand the times and distances involved. Perhaps the beings in question mastered eternal or near-eternal life long ago, meaning that the time elapsed since they last visited us is perceived as a very short time to them. We just don’t know what we don’t know here.

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Physician Reports UFO over Ben Wheeler, Texas
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:25 AM 2/10/2012

Ben Wheeler, Texas 02-01-12

Shape: Sphere - Duration: 30 seconds

Orange, spherical object viewed over east Texas by retired physician.

Orange, spherical object, about the size of a beach ball viewed on an east to west course. It was viewed for 15 to 30 seconds.

Located in rural Van Zandt County near intersection of Texas Hwy 64 and Texas FM 314.

Trailing sparks seen, then it disappeared.

(NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he provided additional information, which we summarize below:)

Witness was looking at the Moon, when he saw a very bright object over his left shoulder. The object was quickly almost directly overhead, and approximately three times the size of a full Moon.

The object coursed to the east, and suddenly just winked out. It was like someone turning off a light switch.

As the witnessed the object from below, he saw a distinct orange color, and not the green color that other witnessed reported seeing from other parts of Texas.

The witness is a medical professional, and we suspect that he is a very capable observer.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/benwheelertx020112.html

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Report of Triangle UFO over Florida
UFO Depiction
Published: 3:09 PM 2/10/2012

St. Augustine, Florida - 01-28-12

Shape: Triangle - Duration: 3 seconds

2 triangle shaped crafts with 5 lights seen with night vision goggles zooming north over the coast of Florida.

Four friends and I were using ambient light night vision goggles on the beach of Anastasia Park in St. Augustine, FL on Saturday January 28th at 11:00 pm.

I was gazing into the stars when something moving extremely fast, crossed my vision.

I wouldn’t have thought much of it, however, the objects were only visible though my night vision goggles and appeared closer than any of the other stars I was observing.

The next thing I noticed was the shape that these lights were arranged in. The 1st object had 5 lights arranged in the shape of an elongated triangle.

This object flew at approximately 80 deg angle over our heads so I was able to get a direct view of the bottom. The other object was in the same shape, but flying at a different angle.

It had to be flying at about 45 deg over our heads, which skewed the shape into a staggered, linear arrangement of the same lights.

They were in my line of vision for approximately 3 seconds before they disappeared from view. They were flying in the north bound direction and came from the south. I had just enough time to pass the goggles to a friend who caught the tail end of their flight and agreed it was not like any of the other stars in the sky.

Both objects were in front of the other stars because the shape around the lights blocked out the other stars it was flying in front of. Meaning the outline the 5 lights made on the 1st object was a dense shape and the lights were not flying separately, they were apart of a whole shape.

Five minutes after spotting these objects and getting the other four friends to point their goggles to the sky another single light (the same size/type of the lights on the other two objects) followed in the same direction and speed as the previous sighting.

It couldn’t have been a satellite because they revolve around our equator with a flight path more like east to west.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/staugustinefl012812.html

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Brother/Sister Witness UFO over Meridian, Mississippi
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:08 AM 2/10/2012

Meridian, Mississippi - 12-24-11

My sister and I were coming back from town at 5:33 PM, December 24, 2011 we were just sitting in the car talking.

Every time I’m out at night I always look out for UFOs because I am a strong believer in those types of things.

Then I see an object from afar that doesn’t have the color patterns a normal plane has, so I asked her if it was a UFO and she said, "I don’t know, but keep watching it," so I did.

As we got closer, I kept getting the feeling that it wasn’t a plane. We just basically were riding along with it for maybe 5 minutes.

My sister was driving and trying to watch the object at the same time. So she was swerving in the road and I took my eyes off the craft for 2 seconds to make sure we weren’t going to crash, and it had changed shape; it now had red and white lights along the edge instead of green ones.

As soon as that happened my sister started crying and saying a few curse words, and I felt completely nauseous and scared.

Then the craft picks up speed and turns left, and by this time it was pretty much right above us, but a little more to the left like over this empty field along that road.

It was hovering, and underneath it were three bright, rectangular white lights.

Since it was hovering we drove past it then we quickly turned around on the nearest road and within two minutes the craft was gone.

I have no idea how, since it was hovering when we passed it and the sky was very clear that night.

Then at midnight the next morning I woke up vomiting. Also three nights before witnessing the object I had a dream about witnessing one.

And I would love to know if it was a coincidence or not.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2012/meridianms122411.html

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submitted to www.mufon.com

Archived Case of the Week

2001 France - UFO/Helicopter Caught on Video
Published: 1:06 PM 2/9/2012

Col de Vence, France- 04-02-01

This is the rare UFO footage of the Col de Vence sighting that occurred on April 2, 2001 in France.

The witness was filming the valley when a strange behaving helicopter came in the valley flying as if it was looking for something.

After the helicopter left, the witness called Patrick had a strange feeling and continued filming the area.

When he reviewed his footage later, he noticed a strange UFO taking off straight upward into the sky. Wondering what it was he had caught on his video, he got the footage analyzed by experts who were unable to explain what the object was.

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