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Unidentified Objects Photographed near Rachel, Nevada
Rachel, Nevada - 03-15-10
Published: 3:57 AM 3/19/2010

near Rachel, Nevada - 03-15-10

On March 15, my wife and I had just visited the Little ALeInn on Highway 375 in Rachel Nevada. We left and drove back down 375 and pulled off the road just about a mile past Mailbox Rd.

I believe the time may have been approximately 9:00-10:00 PM (PST). In one of the videos my wife mentions 12:00 Central time; this was the end of the sighting.

I parked the vehicle at more or less a forty-five degree angle to the road with the headlights pointed towards the glow of Las Vegas in the sky. This glow also illuminated the mountains and landscape (silhouette etc.).

We had pulled off the road to see the stars in the remote sky; we were not there to catch a sighting (13 years married with no break from the kids-type trip).

We were in a hurry to get back to Vegas, but decided to stop along 375. We initially left the car running and lights on with my wife sitting in the passenger seat.

I left the car and came around to her side and proceeded to watch the horizon. Once we both saw how many stars there were, I told her to turn off the car and step out with me.

We had both been standing there for just a few minutes trying to get both the digital cameras and the video camera to pick up what we saw. Just then I noticed a bright object (not a shooting star) high up in the sky headed towards Vegas.

This object was very small or very high, but did not exhibit normal characteristics of a plane. There were no flashing strobes or sound from engines etc. This object being small, and disappearing quickly, did not really grab my attention. However, moments later from the same direction the object disappeared from came two lights flashing.

They seemed motionless and as if they were affixed to each other. In other words, it seemed that they were attached by a bar or direct line etc.

They flashed for a while before I even considered pointing the camera at them. There are many cattle crossing lights of similar color along 375.

It finally dawned on me that those lights had to be miles away and could not possibly be the same type of lights; these lights were much brighter and intense.

I pointed the video camera at the objects and could not pick them up until I turned on night shot. The two larger lights were very visible; in addition to this, were two other smaller lights that could not be seen with the naked eye. We watched these objects move from left to right going in the direction of Rachel.

As the two primary objects (PO) moved in this direction you could see other smaller lights moving around them. They would zip from one point to another. As they shot away their illumination would dim.

In all probability, there were probably more objects out there than we captured or even saw. I based this on the fact that after watching the video, you can see objects you could not see with the naked eye.

The PO traveled from the direction of Vegas until they were almost perpendicular with 375 before we lost sight of them. We waited for a few more minutes and then decided to leave.

We had only gone about a mile or two when my wife screamed “There they are again.”

This time the PO were only a few miles from us (I am guessing about this, their contrast in the night sky made this hard to tell but they were definitely very close to us).

In the video I try to use the ground as both a reference and to help make the camera focus as it should. As you will see in the video, based on the ground etc. it seems that they were right on top of us, but I could not figure out why we were not being dowsed by the light.

Also, I did not see any report of this light on the ground. It was as if the light did not travel or radiate like normal lights. This was very strange for something so bright and intense.

The PO made very slow movements. The additional smaller objects seemed to jet around the larger ones and were more agile. In one of the videos I think I see something like electricity or sparks coming from the PO.

Now the strangest thing was that the PO seemed to merge with each other right before they “blinked” off or out.

Also strange is that I heard my wife say they are gone, but she says this at least a second or two before they “blink” out again on the camera (not sure why there was a delay between her eyes and the camera).

In the stills there seems to be a structure present.

As far as feelings went, I think we were just in amazement of the objects. When they reappeared closer to us the second time I think we were both a little frightened. It seemed to be checking us out.

We got a little more worried about the remote location and the fact that there were other objects moving around the PO. I do believe that if we stayed there, the objects would have come closer.

I had no feeling whatsoever that the event was over with when we left. These objects were clearly doing something related to that general locale. We decided to leave based on the fact that each time the lights went off, they came back on closer.

Rachel, Nevada - 03-15-10

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UFO Attacks over Slough?
Slough, March 17
Published: 9:51 AM 3/16/2010

written by Gareth McPherson

A baffled father-of-three is trying to work out if he saw a series of UFO attacks above Slough.

Richard Gibbons, who lives in Sussex Place, photographed black dots darting around the afternoon sky followed by explosions at the end of last month.

The 44-year-old said it 'freaked him out a bit'.

"These black dots were darting around looking like they were attacking this star and then you'd see these explosions," he said.

"It looked like something out of Star Wars."

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http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/article-15374-ufo-attacks-over-slough-/

Italian Postcards: A Renaissance UFO?
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Published: 10:28 AM 3/16/2010

Italian Postcards: A Renaissance UFO?

On your next trip to Italy, visit Palazzo Vecchio in Florence to see what may be a Renaissance UFO.

The Palazzo della Signoria, better known as Palazzo Vecchio, is situated right in the heart of Florence. Built in 1299 by Arnolfo di Cambio, it is still today the city’s town hall and houses the office of the Mayor. But it is much more than that.

It is also a fascinating museum that, sometimes, tourists fail to visit in their hurry to reach other more famous museums nearby, like the Uffizi Gallery.

They will usually stop to photograph the building with its impressive tower and turrets from outside in the square and they may even wander into the frescoed courtyard known as the Cortile di Michelozzo but too often that’s the extent of their visit, distracted by too many other attractions.

Instead Palazzo Vecchio offers two floors as well as a mezzanine floor filled with remarkable paintings and sculptures by Michelangelo, Donatello and many others as well as the lavishly furnished private rooms where Medici family members lived and worked like the beautiful Chapel of Eleonora of Toledo, the wife of Cosimo I with its paintings by Agnolo Bronzino or the fascinating Map Room with its painted panels representing the world as it was known in the sixteenth century.

A little less famous but holding a mystery all of its own, try not to miss the Chamber of Hercules on the second floor. You will find representations of Hercules, one of the most famous heroes of ancient mythology are strongly present throughout Palazzo Vecchio as the Medicis, in their quest for power, identified with his courage and endeavours to overcome all the adversities in his way.

However, in this Chamber dedicated to him, you will not only see the ceiling decorated with frescoes of his twelve labours but also a famous nativity painting of a Madonna and Child. This painting is popularly known as the ‘Madonna of the Ufo’ or the ‘Madonna of the Flying Saucer’.

Painted in 1450 by Jacopo del Sellaio, the picture shows, in the centre, the Madonna in adoration of the baby Jesus who is propped up by the infant, St John the Baptist. Far in the background of the picture, behind the Madonna, on the left, there is a shepherd with a barking dog at his feet.

The shepherd is looking and pointing upwards into the sky at what appears to be an oval-shaped flying object.

According to the American UFO Research Coalition, this painting is one of the oldest documents testifying the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrial beings. Others do not agree.

For example, after considerable research, the art historian, Diego Cuoghi, who is also a member of Cicap (Comitato Italiano per il Controllo delle Affermazioni sul Paranorma - Italian Committee for Investigation of Claims on the Paranormal) has concluded that the object in question is simply a comet of the Nativity star.

How much more fun it will be for you to make up your own mind.

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http://www.t5m.com/deirdre-pirro/italian-postcards-a-renaissance-ufo.html?fmt=news

Google Street View Captures UFO over Suffolk Castle
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Published: 10:23 AM 3/18/2010

IT has captured images of swearing Suffolk folk, picturesque county beauty spots, a giant invading bug - and now Google Street View appears to have snapped a UFO hovering over Orford Castle.

The image, spotted by reader Adrian Chambers, show what looks to be a dark circular shape suspended in the air near the famous landmark.

It can also be spotted hovering above the village as one takes a virtual wander down Castle Hill road.

Street View went live for most of the country last week after a year of work to capture 360-degree images using car-mounted cameras across the UK. It also appears over houses in the village.

Since its launch it has already thrown up some rather amusing and controversial images across Suffolk.

In one shot, a van driver can be seen making an offensive hand gesture at the camera, while another appears to be showing a giant bug on the verge of invading Stowmarket from the air.

In Ipswich, a driver is being spoken to by police officers as the Google car sidles past.

The internet service sparked controversy when it first went live in other parts of the country because of its apparent intrusion of privacy.

Campaign group Privacy International said last year: “The Holy Grail is to know as much as possible but to protect to the greatest extent privacy rights.

“Google's halo has slipped for the very reason that it believes in the first part of the equation but not in the second.”

Google believes it has countered that argument by blurring faces and number plates. It also says there are no images that are not already visible from public areas.

The UFO can been seen 'hovering' to the left of the castle

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http://www.eadt.co.uk/content/eadt/news/story.aspx?brand=EADOnline&category=News&tBrand=EADOnline&tCategory=xDefault&itemid=IPED18%20Mar%202010%2013%3A17%3A38%3A850

Strange Lights Prompt UFO Sighting Appeal in Dundalk
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Published: 4:52 PM 3/17/2010

STRANGE . . . a previous UFO sighting in Bay Estate, Dundalk, was reported to a website in 2008. Are these mysterious sightings related to some sort of UFO, or is there a much more prosaic explanation?

By James Rogers

A DUNDALK mother has appealed for witnesses to a potential UFO sighting near her home in Bay Estate on Sunday March 7.

Kelsi Adams from Willowdale contacted The Dundalk Democrat last week after spotting a strange light in the sky that she claims spooked her children.

Now she is appealing for anyone else who noticed anything suspicious to come forward.

She said of the night in question: "We watched from our home in Bay Estate, a light which was orange and quite large, more like a ball of fuzzy light or something on fire, travel up from the back of the houses facing us beside the school.

"It went quite high in the sky but remained in one place for a few minutes in between both rows of houses, where the light started to get smaller until it dissapeared completely.

"About ten minutes later, another light exactly the same travelled the same path, went directly to the same position in the sky and grew smaller until it dissapeared. This was between 7pm and 8pm.

"We haven't seen anything like it before, and haven't seen anything like it since. I was just looking on the net to see if anyone else had reported anything similar as my children were spooked out by it," she said.

Anyone who spotted the strange light near Bay Estate on Sunday March 7 can contact The Dundalk Democrat by emailing news@dundalkdemocrat.ie or by emailing Kelsi at Natane@Rocketmail.com

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http://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/dundalknews/Strange-lights-prompt-UFO-sighting.6156952.jp

Archived File

Coyne Helicopter / UFO Incident

Coyne Helicopter Depiction
UFO still puzzles 30 years later- Coyne Helicopter / UFO Incident. Soldiers encountered something strange in 'Coyne Incident'

By Russ Kent, News Journal

The following article appeared in the Nov. 4, 1973, edition of the Mansfield News Journal. It was written by a United Press International reporter.

CLEVELAND -- Army Reserve helicopter pilot Capt. Lawrence Coyne is a military commander who doesn't believe in unidentified flying objects (UFOs) or little green spacemen. But after a near miss two weeks ago between his helicopter and a "big, gray, metallic-looking" object in the sky over Mansfield, he doesn't know what to think.

"I had to file an official report in detail to the Army on this thing," he said.

"Coyne is a member of the 316th Medical Detachment stationed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. He was returning from Columbus at 11:10 p.m., Oct. 18, when the UFO showed up near where the Air National Guard has a squadron of jet fighters based.

He said a check turned up that none of the unit's F-100 Super Saber Jets were in the air when the UFO appeared. Coyne said when he first encountered the UFO, his helicopter was cruising at 2,500 feet. He had the controls set for a 20-degree dive, but the craft climbed to 3,500 feet with no power.

Lawrence Coyne / copter "I had made no attempt to pull up," he said. "There was no noise or turbulence, either."

Coyne said a red light appeared on the eastern horizon, and was first spotted by his crew chief, Sgt. Robert Yanacsek.

"The light was traveling in excess of 600 knots," Coyne said. "It came from the horizon to our aircraft in about 10 seconds. We were on a collision course."

The pilot said he put his helicopter into a dive.

"At 1,700 feet I braced myself for the impact with the other craft," he said. "It was coming from our right side. I was scared. There had been so little time to respond. The thing was terrifically fast."

There was no crash.

"We looked up and saw it stopped right over us," Coyne said. "It had a big, gray metallic-looking hull about 60 feet long." "It was shaped like an airfoil or a streamlined fat cigar. There was a red light on the front. The leading edge glowed red a short distance back from the nose. There was a center dome. A green light at the rear reflected on the hull."

Coyne said the green light swiveled like a spotlight and beamed through the canopy of his craft, bathing the cabin in green light. He said as he and members of the crew stared at the craft his helicopter began to climb without his guidance.

"I had made no attempt to pull up," he said. "All controls were set for a 20-degree dive. Yet we had climbed from 1,700 to 3,500 feet with no power in a couple of seconds with no g-forces or other noticeable strains."

Coyne said the UFO finally moved off to the west and was gone.

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October 18, 2003

MANSFIELD -- Thirty years ago tonight, strange things were happening in the skies over north central Ohio. A close encounter in Mansfield, that has since become known as "The Coyne Incident," is still raising eyebrows among believers and UFO investigators. That evening, in a soybean field on the west side of Galion, Rene Boucher and her brother Brad encountered a bright light in the sky that has lured her from Florida for another sojourn into that field.

It was about 11 p.m. on Oct. 18, 1973, when an Army Reserve helicopter came perilously close to colliding with an unidentified flying object. Arrigo "Rick" Jezzi, 56, who now lives in Cincinnati, was flying the Huey helicopter that night. Three decades later, he is still not sure what happened. Jezzi was one of four members of an Army Reserve unit based at Hopkins Airport in Cleveland on board. The crew was en route to Cleveland from Columbus.

"Capt. Larry Coyne was the pilot," Jezzi said. "I was in the left seat, actually flying the Huey at the time. We were near Mansfield flying at 2,500 to 3,000 feet."

John Healey and Robert Yanacsek were in the back of the Huey, near a cargo door with a Plexiglas window.

"One of the guys in the back reported a red light. He said it looked like an aircraft light on the right horizon," Jezzi said. "I couldn't see it."

Jezzi was flying from the left seat. On the other side of the Huey there was a 12-foot section of fuselage between the side window and the cargo doors. He figures the red light was in his blind spot.

"Then I heard 'I think its coming toward us'," Jezzi said. "The next thing I knew Larry took control of the throttle. We went into a maneuver, a controlled free fall. We dropped about 2,000 feet."

Jezzi said if Coyne had not made the drastic maneuver there would have been a collision.

"It took just a couple of seconds," Jezzi said. "I remember looking up through the ceiling and I saw a white light moving over top of us. I followed it to the left horizon where it disappeared."

Jezzi isn't sure what he saw. It was like no aircraft he'd ever seen. He guessed it was traveling at least 500 knots, twice the speed of his Huey.

"Red navigational lights aren't located in the front of an aircraft," he said. "That's what was moving toward us. I don't know what it was."

The incident was documented by witnesses on the ground. In UFO lore the "Coyne Incident" is regarded as one of the most reliable UFO sightings of all time.

"It caused a lot of hullabaloo," Jezzi said. "The first thing I thought was those Commie bastards. What are they up to."

The next morning two of the other crew members, while being questioned about the incident, sketched drawings of the cigar-shaped craft they observed.

"They both came up with similar drawings," Jezzi said.

The magnetic compass in the Huey never worked right after the incident and had to be replaced. Rene Bouchard doesn't know what she saw in Galion about 60 minutes earlier that same evening.

"I was in high school. My brother was in junior high," she said. "There had been a lot of sightings in the days and weeks before that. Even the governor reported seeing something. We thought we'd give it a try."

She and her brother walked out in the field behind their home and started watching the sky.

"We saw a bunch of stuff that looked like it was maybe 30,000 feet in the air," she said. "But it wasn't anything spectacular. Then I think we both put our heads down for some reason. That's when we saw this brilliant white light. It was as bright as the sun. I don't know what it was but it scared us. We ran for two blocks until we got home."

Rene has since moved to Florida. Her brother is in California. She's back in Galion today and plans to go out in that same bean field to spend part of her evening.

"We really saw something that night," she said. "I don't know what it was. But I'll be back there (tonight). I called my brother and asked him to fly here so he could go with me. He said no. I'm not expecting to see anything. But I'm going to be there."

rkent@nncogannett.com


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