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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 554, Issue date, 03-25-13

UFO: Military-like Jets Pursue Flying Entity over Ontario
UFO Depiction
Published: 12:58 AM 3/21/2013


An ex-Canadian Military Recon Paratrooper have reported sighting a UFO being chased by military jets over Grafton, Ontario on 9 March, 2013 at 12:00 AM.

This report has been obtained from a testimony included in the database of Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

The witness begins the report by describing the location and time of the sighting.

“I was on Lake Ontario south of the Village of Grafton on the shoreline. At 10:30pm EST.”

The witness then describes the number of objects that he saw. He also talks about their direction, altitude, shape and position.

“I noticed 3 lights over the Lake due west about 5-8 miles out in a line formation but at different levels. The light on the left was the lowest then the middle light was higher and the far right was the highest. They seem to form at perfect line.”

The witness further describes his connection with the military and talks about his interest in aircrafts and flying.

He also analyzes the lights emitted by these objects and based on that he concludes that they were not aircrafts.

“I’m an ex Canadian Military Recon Paratrooper and I try to learn everything I can about aircraft and flying. So at first what I saw almost looked like para-flares dropped from an aircraft.

At this point I noticed that the lights were not descending at all. I also noticed that the lights were changing colors from blue to blue-green to red to turquoise. I know para-flares are orange”

He then talks about the duration for which he was able to view them. He also talks about fast changes in altitude and direction of those objects, during that time.

“I continued to watch them for about 3-5 minutes. Then I noticed the far left light increased it altitude about 1000- 2500(10 degrees) feet within a matter of 2 seconds.

"At the same time the far right descended altitude about 500-1000(5 degrees) feet. The center light did not move it during this.”

The witness then tells us how the lights remained in the same formation for a while and then disappeared. “So now the lights still are just as bright but the far left is the highest and center and far right are at the same level. The light stayed at this formation for about another 8-10 minutes then disappeared. It’s not like the lights burned out.”

The witness further talks about the speed at which they disappeared. He also talks about the appearance of fighter jets.

“When I lost sight of them it was like they were moving away at a high rate of speed. About 45-60 minutes later around 11:00pm EST, I heard fighter jets.”

The witness tells us about what he was doing when he saw the jets and also talks about their direction and altitude.

“I was still outside and looked again to the west and saw 2 fighter jets around the same altitude in full after burner flying CAP (Combat Air Patrol).”

He also provides us with a description of the military jets and tells us that they were probably Canadian F/A-18 fighters.

“The after burners came and when. The aircraft had no navigation, landing or strobe lights. A few times I have seen the Green formation combat light during one of their turns. The Military Fighter Jets had twin engines that I could see while they were in afterburner power. I assume they were Canadian F/A-18 fighters.”

The witness further describes why the appearance of fighter jets puzzled him.

“The only issue is that I am about 50km from Canadian Forces Air Force Base Trenton. This base does not have fighters stationed there. It’s an air lift wing using C-17s,C-130s,Airbus A319s and twin engine hueys for the search and rescue. The closest Canadian Air Base that has fighter aircraft is about 500km away.”

The witness then tells us about the duration for which the fighter jets remained at that location and describes how they disappeared. He also tells us how the public relations denied the presence of military aircrafts in that region, when contacted.

“The Fighter aircraft stayed in that area only for about 10 minutes then climbed to a higher altitude and headed due west. I contacted the Public Relations Office at CFB Trenton and asked about military aircraft flying in that area.

He reported that no military aircraft were flying that night over the lake. Only military aircraft was a C-130 about 80 miles north of me around 8 pm EST.”

The witness finally tells us how he is certain that the objects that he saw initially were not aircrafts.

“I know what I saw was not an aircraft of any sort. I have been around a lot of civilian and military aircraft my whole life so I can say I know what I am looking at was not aircraft.”

The above quotes were edited for clarity.

MUFON requests the readers to keep in mind that many reports of UFO sightings can be explained scientifically as natural phenomenon.

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Voyager 1 Enters Unknown Region Beyond the Solar System
Voyager 2
Published: 12:49 AM 3/21/2013


The probe Voyager 1, launched into space by NASA for 35 years, appears to have finally crossed the frontier of the solar system and is moved by an unknown region leading to interstellar space, according to a new study released by the American Union Geophysics and will be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Thus, the ship would have left the heliosphere, the bubble of charged particles emitted by the sun in all directions and envelops our solar system to enter a new field that has never before seen a human artifact.

On August 25, 2012, Voyager 1 saw drastic changes in radiation levels to about 18,000 million miles from the sun trapped cosmic rays in the outer heliosphere and almost disappeared, while the galactic cosmic ray radiation - cosmic coming from outside the solar system, soared to levels not seen since the launch of the Voyager. "In just a few days, the intensity of the radiation trapped in the heliosphere decreased, and the cosmic ray intensity rose as expected if you leave the heliosphere," says Bill Webber, professor of astronomy at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

In the article, the authors state that the Voyager 1 seems to have left the main region dominated by the Sun, revealing hydrogen and helium, a characteristic spectrum of what can be expected in the interstellar medium.

However, Webber says, scientists are still debating whether Voyager 1 has reached interstellar space or into a separate region beyond the solar system.

"It's out of the heliosphere normal, I would say that," said Webber to mediate the dispute. "We are in a new region. And all you're measuring is different and exciting."

The Voyager 1 and its twin, the Voyager 2 , were launched 35 years ago from Cape Canaveral with a mission to explore the solar system. The 2 is about 15,000 million km from the Sun between the two have explored the giant planets in our system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and 48 of its satellites.

Their batteries are designed to run until 2025.

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Bo Jiang, Former NASA Contractor, Arrested By FBI On Plane To China
Bo Jiang
Published: 3:23 AM 3/20/2013

NORFOLK, Va. -- A Chinese national who worked at NASA's Langley Research Center has been arrested on a plane bound for Beijing on charges of lying to federal agents.

Bo Jiang made his initial appearance Monday in Norfolk federal court. It wasn't immediately clear whether Jiang had an attorney.

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf says Jiang wasn't employed by NASA, but worked at the Hampton, Va. facility for the National Institute of Aerospace.

An affidavit says Jiang was under investigation for possible violations of the Arms Control Export Act.

The affidavit says Jiang was arrested aboard a plane at Dulles International Airport on Saturday when he failed to disclose all of the electronics he was taking with him.

The affidavit says Jiang had previously taken a NASA laptop to China that contained sensitive information.

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1966 - Close Encounter on a Dark Road in South Dakota
UFO Depiction
Published: 1:02 AM 3/21/2013

South Dakota - 1966

I have seen so many TV shows and read so much about different UFO sightings and 99% of the time, it is a light miles away, or something so vague, nobody would have a clue what it was.

The sighting we had was a long time ago, so you are probably not interested anymore, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

I was in 7th grade. My friend was spending the night at our farm and we, along with my parents were on our way to a small town about 7 miles from us.

We were 1/2 mile north of our farm, going north, when we noticed a very bright light to the east/southeast of us, probably a 1/2 - 1 mile away.

It appeared to be very close to the ground and either hovering or moving very slowly. My Dad said it had to be a helicopter and possibly a game warden or similar.

About another 1/2 mile to the north was my uncle's farm and there was a big hill that the road cut through. We went in an approach into a field where we could get up to the top of the hill.

We watched the object, still distant slowly moving to the northwest. We watched it for 2-3 minutes, and then the bright light went out and we couldn't see it anymore.

We watched for a couple more minutes, seeing nothing and then it appeared again northeast of us, still heading northwest.

Ken Pfeifer, World UFO Photos

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Archived Case of the Week

1955 - US Senators See Flying Saucers In Soviet Russia
UFO Depiction
One of the most powerful U.S. senators in modern history actually eye-witnessed two UFOs while on a fact-finding trip through Russia in 1955, and the U.S. government kept the sightings a secret for more than three decades.

The incredible encounter is detailed in 12 TOP SECRET CIA, FBI, and Air Force reports-and declassified in 1985. Those startling reports reveal that Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. (D-GA), then chairman of the Armed Services Committee-was on a Soviet train when he spotted a disc-shaped craft taking off near the tracks.

He hurriedly called his military aide and interpreter to the window and they saw the UFO, plus another one that appeared a minute later. The astonished trio reported the sightings to the U.S. Air Force as soon as they were out of Russia.

"The three observers were firmly convinced that they saw a genuine flying disc," says an Air Force Intelligence report, dated October 14, 1955, and classified TOP SECRET at the time.

Senator Russell served 38 years in the Senate. He was its senior, and one of the most influential senators at the time of his death in 1971. He was chairman of the Armed Services Committee from 1951 to 1969, and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1952.

The mind-boggling documents detailing his UFO encounter were made available by the Fund for UFO Research and its chaiman, Dr. Bruce Maccabee. Several key documents were obtained by the group through the Freedom of Information Act.

"These long secret documents are of major importance because they show for the first time that one of the most powerful U.S. Senators witnessed and reported a UFO," said Dr. Maccabee.

The Air Force Intelligence report says Russell and his two traveling companions spotted the UFOs on October 4, 1955, while traveling by rail across Russia's Transcaucasus region.

"One disc ascended almost vertically, at a relatively slow speed, with its outer surface revolving slowly to the right, to an altitude of about 6000 feet, where its speed then increased sharply as it headed north," the report states.

"The second flying disc was seen performing the same actions about one minute later. The take-off area was about 1-2 miles south of the rail line.

" Russell "saw the first flying disc ascend and pass over the train," and went "rushing in to get Mr Efron (Ruben Efron, his interpreter) and Col. Hathaway (Col. E. U. Hathaway, his aide) to see it," the report said.

"Col. Hathaway stated that he got to the window with the Senator in time to see the first (UFO), while Mr. Efron said that he got only a short glimpse of the first. However, all three saw the second disc and all agreed that they saw the same round, disc-shaped craftas the first."

The Air Force report was written by Lieut. Col. Thomas Ryan, who interviewed Senator Russell's companions in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on October 13, after they arrived there from Russia shortly after the sighting.

Russell In his report, Col. Ryan called the sightings "an eyewitness account of the ascent and flight of an unconventional craft by three highly reliable United States observers. He added that Col. Hathaway led off his account of the sightings by saying: "I doubt if your going to believe this, but we all saw it." Senator Russell was the first to see this flying disc we've been told for years that there isn't such a thing, but all of us saw it."

CIA documents show that the agency later interviewed the three eyewitnesses in the Russell party and also a fourth person, unidentified in the reports, who had seen the UFOs. An eyewitness, whose name was blacked out on the CIA report prior to its declassification, said one of the UFOs "had a slight dome on top" and also a "white light on top." The edge of the disc was glowing pinkish-white, he added. The UFO rose "vertically with the glow moving slowly around the perimeter in a clockwise direction, giving the appearance of a pinwheel."

Interpreter Ruben Efron told the CIA that visibility was excellent. As one UFO approached the train, he said, "the object gave the impression of gliding. No noise was heard and no exhaust was heard, and no exhaust glow or trail was seen by me."

After the encounter, Senator Russell told the men with him: "We saw a flying disc. I wanted you boys to see it so that I would have witnesses," according to the CIA documents."

And an FBI memo, dated November 4, 1955, also discusses the sighting and admitted Col. Hathaway's testimony "would support existence of a flying disc."

Dr. Maccabee, of the Fund for UFO Research, believes that Senator Russell and his group never publicly revealed their incredible sightings "because they were no doubt advised not to talk. These documents provide startling new evidence that UFOs exist."

Mr. Tom Towers, in his January 20, 1957, column, 'Aviation News,' for the Los Angeles, CA, Examiner, printed the contents of a letter from Senator Russell, which was in response to a request for information about the sightings in Russia.

Mr. Towers had originally contacted Senator Russell's office by letter with the request that he be given permission to "break" the story.

The Senator wrote: "Permit me to acknowledge your letters relative to reports that have come to you regarding aerial objects seen in Europe last year. I received your letter, but I have discussed this matter with the affected agencies of the government, and they are of the opinion that it is not wise to publicize this matter at this time. I regret very much that I am unable to be of assistance to you." The letter was dated 17 January, 1956.

(Source: http://www.nuforc.org/LB5510.html )


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