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UFO Magazine Issue # 356, Issue date, 04-27-09

X-Conference Focuses on 'EXO" Rather than 'ECO'
UFO Depiction
By Dan Zak

Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Extraterrestrials exist and they visit Earth routinely, according to people who know this for a fact.

Moving on.

What does this mean for Washington, for America, for the planet? It means, according to the roughly 400 people attending the fifth X-Conference last weekend, that politics isn't local anymore. It's galactic. It's universal. This is exopolitics.

In the banquet hall of the Hilton in suburban Gaithersburg, Md., there are no alien costumes. There are Ph.D.s, ex-military men, activists and concerned citizens. They sit in on lectures with such titles as "Obama and Disclosure." They browse tables stocked with books such as "Exopolitics: How Does One Speak to a Ball of Light?"

They talk about black budgets and quantum cosmology. They watch the last 15 minutes of "The Abyss," during which Ed Harris swims hand in hand with a jellyfish-like alien.

People in the exopolitical movement want full disclosure of any U.S. government files on unidentified flying objects and extraterrestrials. Only then, they maintain, can mankind deal with the sociopolitical implications of the universe: the rule of law in outer space, the sharing of technology between civilizations, and the physics of one-on-one interaction with ETs.

"No, we're not alone," said Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, speaking first at the X-Conference on Sunday and then at the National Press Club on Monday. "Our sun will burn out in due course, and we have to be off this planet.

Our consumption rate of non-renewable resources is not sustainable. ... Our destiny is to become part of the planetary community. It's time to start thinking in those terms."

Forget "eco." The most urgent prefix today, the X-Conference suggests, is "exo." We need to evolve into an exoculture. We need to be exoconscious, to reframe our minds for interstellar relations and interdimensional experiences.

"If we live off-planet, we have to change our mind and bodies," says Rebecca Hardcastle, a hypnotherapist and exoconsciousness coach from Phoenix, Ariz. "Your emotions, life force and what you've been taught is a belief system that cords you to the Earth. We must change our frame of reference."

Hardcastle, wearing pearls and a black dress, says she has been contacted by ET intelligence since she was 3. She, and others in the exopolitical community, say we must learn remote viewing and teleportation, propagate the practice of ESP, let ETs change us, and integrate technology and consciousness so we can participate in the universe.

What's the secret to moving in that direction?

Diet and exercise and balanced living, says Hardcastle. Yoga and peacefulness, say others. Small steps for man.

To be sure, conspiracy theories and creepy claims are a big part of the X-Conference. Even an audiovisual glitch is a cue for mild paranoia: "Something happened with our system," says a nervous AV guy after a microphone blows out during a lecture. "It happened suddenly, systemwide. Something hit it and took it down."

When California podiatric surgeon Roger Leir takes the microphone, the topic is extraterrestrial implants.

"How many of you have seen a UFO?" Leir asks the audience before showing video of alleged implant extraction surgery.

More than 100 people put up their hands.

"How many think you've been involved with the alien abduction program?"

Five hands go up.

"How many of you think you've been abducted and have never returned?"

There is laughter. There is also a sentiment of acceptance and adaptation. Once we get our act together, once we understand our own selves, the ETs will engage us, says Michael Salla, president and founder of the Hawai'i-based nonprofit Exopolitics Institute, which offers an online semester in galactic diplomacy for a little more than $1,000.

"Humanity is still tribalistic, driven by elite interests rather than global ones," Salla says. "But with Barack Obama, for the first time in our planet's history, we have a global leader. It's a tremendous advance in our global society."

On the TV in the hotel lobby, Obama shakes hands with Hugo Chavez. Later, there's a CNN report on the disclosure of torture memos from Guantanamo Bay. These are good signs of open-minded diplomacy and government transparency, some conference attendees say.

Plus, over the past year, the British government has released thousands of documents pertaining to UFOs, about 5 percent of which are truly inexplicable. The exopolitical movement was also encouraged by Obama's selection of John Podesta, noted champion of UFO disclosure, as his transition chairman.

And Mitchell the astronaut is out in full force, saying the existence of ETs was confirmed to him 10 years ago by a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (who subsequently denied it, but that's how these things go).

The ridicule is ebbing, conference attendees say. The exopolitical movement has gone grass roots; the education and outreach phase is underway. One man at the conference is collecting 4,000 signatures to put forth a ballot initiative for a Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission. Another is calling upon the United Nations to create an "extraterrestrial civilizations liaison."

For Nick Pope, who was in charge of UFO investigations for Britain's Ministry of Defense in the early '90s, the bogeys in the sky are simply a matter of national security.

"If we ignore UFOs because of the baggage that term has in people's minds — because we don't believe in flying saucers — it opens up a gap in our capacity to deal with these things," Pope says. "It's dangerous. We're ignoring a potential air-safety issue."

Exopolitics: It's about air-traffic control. It's about honest government. It's about self-empowerment and healthy living and bold declarations of reaching for the stars. Ask too many questions, though, and you'll see exopolitics is also about a race of humanoids who live under the barren surface of Mars and may, at some point, desire to mooch off Earth's rich resources.

Exopolitics "provides a conceptual framework for dealing with our highly populated universe," says author, lawyer and activist Alfred Webre, who coined the term 10 years ago and has watched it creep into the mainstream.

He also says the Martians are keeping to themselves for now.

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Saucer Lands, Three Beings Appear near Temple, Texas, March, 2009
UFO Depiction
Edited by B J Booth

The following apparent UFO and alien sighting took place at night, near Temple, Texas, on March 22, 2009.

The main witness and his wife were heading southbound on I-35 from Waco, when his wife pointed to a strange light in the sky moving at incredible speed. It suddenly stopped on a dime over a field about a mile or so off the highway.

He pulled his car over to the shoulder of the road as they wondered what it was.

Suddenly it appeared to land in the field, and when it did, they could make out a disk shape but due to the darkness, it was hard to tell the exact shape of the object. It was a cloudy night.

He pulled his binoculars out of the back seat and when he focused in, he saw what did indeed appear to be a saucer-like object on the ground.

At first he dismissed it as a feeder for livestock due to the poor visibility, but soon realized this object had what appeared to be a door of some sort that opened up. From the interior of the craft, a reddish-orange light could be seen.

Then suddenly, 3 men (beings?) walked out of the craft and the door shut.

After about 3 minutes, the craft rose upward ,hovered for a brief time, and then took off northbound at a very high rate of speed and the witnesses lost sight of it.

He then refocused on the field to see if he could see anyone or anything in the field, but visibility was very poor. He did note that the men appeared to have been walking in the direction of a rest stop that was just off of the field near the highway.

He wanted to make a turn, go northbound, and stop at the rest stop, but his wife would not let him, she was getting concerned that the men could in fact, be “aliens.”

He never regained sight of the three figures.

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Unknown Object Witnessed by Family, Maryland - 04-18-09
UFO Depiction
My wife, both kids, and myself we heading down to the Baltimore Aquarium leaving our house in Hagerstown at roughly 6:15 AM. We stopped for gas at the Sharpsburg exit Sheetz prior to getting on the highway, so the sighting probably happened closer to 6:30 AM.

There were absolutely no clouds whatsoever in the visible sky during the time of the sighting, or for most of the day for that matter. It was also fairly light out being peak sunrise.

My son Lucas (almost 3 yrs old), was the first to spot the object. He called out from the backseat "Mommy, look it's the moon." In reaction to our son, my wife and I both looked over. I immediately saw the moon which appeared very clearly being there was no overcast. From my vantage point being the driver of the vehicle, this is all I was able to see. My wife however was in the passenger seat (the same side as our son) and could see the moon, but also something else roughly 1/3 the size of the moon.

At this time, we were heading eastbound towards Baltimore/Frederick on US 70 roughly half way between the Sharpsburg exit and route 40 Hagerstown exit. The moon was located at a position of roughly 2:00 in relation to our car (with directly in front of the car being 12:00) and about midway between the ground and directly above (approx. 45 deg) the object appeared at a position that was approx. 2:30 - 3:00 relative to our position just to the right of the moon but slightly lower in the sky.

The object was close enough to the moon and being the only two visible objects in the sky at the time. We used the moon to approximate the size of the object to be roughly 1/3 the size visually than the moon.

As I said before, my wife was the first to get a solid look at it, but she could not identify it as anything rational. She immediately said something to the effect of "Look at that thing, that is the weirdest thing I've ever seen... what is it?"

I leaned over the steering wheel to see if I could spot it. What I saw I could not explain. First, let me say I have had some limited flight time, in addition to being a member of the Frederick Chapter of Civil Air Patrol as a teen, so I have seen many planes in the sky, at least enough so that I could identify conventional aircraft.

At first glance, the first thing that came to mind was a helicopter due to the shape and that's exactly what I said to my wife before leaning back. My wife however said "There is no way that's a helicopter," so I tried to get a better look.

Upon further inspection, I realized it was definitely not a helicopter. The shape at first appeared like a giant, reddish, orange pork chop (hence the helicopter connection), however, I realized that the larger side which gave it the pork chop shape was actually light reflecting from the sunrise, more so off one side then the other, making the object appear larger on one side.

It seemed to be a large cigar or pancake-shaped craft made of some highly reflective material.

The object appeared stationary or moving very slowly the entire time of the sighting, which only lasted about 10 min or so. The size and clarity of the object is what was so odd. My wife starred at it in amazement for a solid 7-8 mins increasingly getting more and more excited.

At first our feelings were that of interest or confusion while we tried to make sense of what we were seeing. I thought maybe it was even the space station or satellite, but it didn't move like that. My second thought was a star or planet, as it was early morning and I have seen a planet increase in brightness before disappearing giving the illusion that something was moving.

However upon closer inspection of the shape of the object this notion was quickly dismissed as it was too misshapen to be a point of light unless it was being refracted by something, which is still a possibility.

At this point we were extremely excited knowing this was definitely out of the ordinary even if could be explained later by conventional means, it was still something you don't see everyday. At this time we are convinced that this is something out of the ordinary, and I immediately yelled to her to grab the camera.

My wife went for our video camera which was on the floor between her legs next to our still camera (we were heading to the aquarium so we had both with us). This is where things got weird. My wife quickly pulled out the camera and turned it on (this entire process took maybe 10 - 15 seconds tops.)

I leaned back into driving position losing site of the object, and that quickly everything was gone. The only items left in view were the moon and some planes or jets way off to our left (on the opposite side of the car). We made no turns on this stretch of highway, and at no time was our view obstructed.

The object we observed was completely gone without a trace in less than 15 seconds time, after almost 7-8 minutes of continuous observation. This left both of us in awe and completely dumbfounded.

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Through Alien Eyes!
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I was at a Spring Fling party with a group of friends recently. I was minding my business enjoying a bite to eat sitting in a corner with my plate resting upon my knees.

I was listening to a conversation when an obnoxious fake laugh followed by a belittling comment lifted loudly over the conversation concerning a comment someone made about a recent UFO sighting seen over the ocean.

The loud scoffing man made the woman who brought up the UFO sighting feel humiliated and she immediately backed down. It was a scene that plays out over and over all over the world by those who experience these events and the dunder heads that refuse to accept or understand the world and space they live in.

I usually take dunder heads to task who do this to those who have a healthy curiosity about their environment but this night I just continued to enjoy the snacks on my plate. I made this decision frankly as I had met the loud mouth who was insulting this woman before and knew I had a better chance of finding intelligent life in the wooden chair I was sitting on. So I kept chewing.

A friend of mine who also heard the rude exchange over the UFO remark sat down next to me as I continued to taste my assorted snacks. She leaned over and whispered to me -

" Can you imagine what the aliens must think of us, honestly we are so dumb- we must give them a real laugh.”

My friend then gave me pat on the arm and got up and went back to the party. I thought about her comment and knew she was never more right about anything than she was with that remark.

Years ago I knew a writer who told me of an experience she had that she called her ‘Mission in Life Event.' This writer was a lost time and abductee survivor who I met at a small gathering of people who had shared similar experiences in my area.

This group of experiencers was only able to meet a few times before the members split apart due to re- locations, illness, and other normal life happenings. During the meetings I was fortunate enough to attend I often spoke with this woman who was the retired writer.

She told me she was going to come out of retirement and write about her opinions of where our society was heading. She told me it was not really her own idea but that of the aliens she encountered who suggested strongly that she should do this.

I was extremely curious to what she had to say as I found her to be a level headed extremely intelligent woman and really wanted to know what her abductors had directed her to write about.

She was a bit reluctant to tell me the details of her experiences but did admit that the aliens she had encountered were not happy with the course the human race was taking. She told me they felt we were far too violent, as well as ignorant compared to other life forms in our universe.

She added that a main reason the visiting Aliens keep us at arm's length is the fact we are so naturally violent and primitive. She claimed they had been visiting for a very long time, but did not see any great headway in our becoming less aggressive and warlike.

She claimed the aliens suggested strongly to her that we have to start to take control of our own fate and people like her were being asked to start taking action by talking or in her case, writing in order to reach society before it was too late.

I found my conversations with this woman very interesting. I know she started to write small articles for our local town papers on the condition of the human race. However, I moved to another state shortly thereafter and lost all contact with this woman. I found out that she passed away a few years after we had that conversation, but I never did forget what she told me.

I think about the enormous differences in technology and science that stand between our civilization and those advanced enough to visit us. We are barely able to move beyond our own back yard as we now begin to reach out to space in our own solar system.

I cannot begin to conceive of how advanced those who freely travel the universe must be compared to us. I have been a long time believer that much of the technology we have developed came by way of a helping hand of these advanced civilizations.

Graphic Considering the idea they may view us as primitive killers may be the reason we are given a helping hand with our technical advancement in small increments. I am sure seeing how we behave towards our fellow humans has them concerned. They must wonder how we would get along with the rest of the universe if given the ability to reach them!

I believe that is why although we have made incredible advancements in the last hundred years, we are still kept in the dark concerning the entire Alien activity and or agenda on planet Earth.

I often wonder if we are the lowest level of intelligent life in the cosmos, or if there are cave men or tribes somewhere else giving us at least one foot up on the ladder of intelligent life forms? I wonder about these things more and more as I watch the news each day.

I also wonder how many other life forms also struggle with the same killing instincts that take place with mankind. I wonder often what we would do as a species if we were forced to face and fight other beings for this planet. Would we be able to stop fighting each other in order to save our own kind from another form of life?

I wonder how we must look to others viewing our world as they watch us in a constant state of conflict, war and hate. I feel embarrassed for mankind as I learn of the last attack or bombing, last horrific murder of a child or group shooting of some nut that decides to wake up and kill those around him over his bad grades or language difficulties at work.

I visit the Internet and listen to groups of fellow humans spewing long sickening rants of hatred about every subject from religion to politics and beyond. We seem to have evolved into a mass of hate-filled, ranting, foul animals that want only to attack, scream, and demand instant gratification.

Somewhere along the line we lost our ability to think or want to work for a better life, and world for our children or continuation as a species. Can you imagine what those who are able to visit us from other places in this universe must think of us?

I watched Michio Kaku give an interview on a TV news show. He talked about how we are just now starting to understand and develop the science to use teleportation, like in Star Trek, as a real concept. He talked about our entering this area of science but also made it clear that it may be decades before we are able to fully understand or use this as a working method of moving objects through space.

I have listened to and spoken with enough humans to know that many have no idea we are entering this type area of advanced science. Many humans have little or no understanding of their own solar system or galaxy, much less teleportation of matter in the fashion of Captain Kirk!

I find it very hard to imagine that with us being so behind those that are visiting us technology wise, that we have much chance of being considered more than a passing colorful primitive planet.

We are the same to ET as we would be to a planet that is covered in rain forest and populated with dinosaurs or cave men. We may be an interesting view out a porthole window - but not a place to want to spend the night.

I do not know if with the advancement of technology comes a decrease of violence and hate. I do know that I have been told on my own journey through the paranormal by more than one person that have had encounters with other life forms that we are considered a highly dangerous species.

I am sure that many areas of this universe have species that also are violent and considered dangerous. I doubt we are alone with that title. I am sure there are many others who have evolved past those aggressions and watch in curiosity those who continue to struggle.

However, I cannot help wish we were one of the civilizations of the cosmos that were able to climb past our barbaric and uncivil ways. I think that type of civilization would be a much better world to experience life. That is just my opinion, as I have grown tired and weary of both the hate and violence. It disgusts and shames me.

I think we can all imagine how we appear to Alien eyes if we are honest and truthful. I think we all can understand why becoming an active part of our civilization is not top on the alien ‘Things to Do' list.

Maybe years from now if we begin to rise above the killing and fighting, we will become advanced enough to deserve more attention from the other advanced life forms. For now I think the aliens like things just as they are. The Aliens visit our planet and will continue to do so at their pace. They will continue to examine and interact with us on their terms. I realize that we are being visited and abducted for reasons known only to those taking us. I also think that this may not change until we change.

I see no reasons for them to increase contact with us as they seem to come and go as they please. They abduct us when needed and keep us firmly kept in the dark to more information or contact with them.

I do not think we are as important to the Aliens as we seem to think we are. They come and go, take and toss back what and whom they want. I do not think we are very important members of the cosmos at this point in time.

I believe they deal with us for whatever reasons they may need. Past that, I think most visiting life forms look at us, shake their heads, and move on. I do not think they are anxious to join the civilization of man until we stop being our own worst enemy.

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Academia Examines an Alien Encounter
Betty and Barney Hill pose in an undated photo
By CLYNTON NAMUO

New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent

A DISC-LIKE CRAFT, unearthly creatures with almond-shaped eyes and, sometime later, dormant memories of abduction coaxed forth via hypnosis.

This is not the synopsis of an "X-Files" episode, though it very well could be. It is the story of Betty and Barney Hill, two of the most celebrated, and some say credible, supposed alien abductees in history.

Staunch civil rights activists who campaigned for Lyndon B. Johnson and sat at his inauguration as invited guests, the Hills' lives changed on Sept. 19, 1961, when they were allegedly abducted and taken aboard an alien craft while driving home to Portsmouth from Montreal.

The alleged encounter eventually turned the Hills into international celebrities as it hit the press. Although Barney died in 1969, Betty spent the next few decades immersed in UFO culture until her death in 2004.

"It was amazing they had no interest in UFOs prior to this event," Betty's niece, Kathleen Marden, said.

Now much of the Hills' belongings are on display, warts and all, at the University of New Hampshire's Diamond Library in Durham. The school plans to host a forum on the couple's lives today at the Memorial Union Building.

Artifacts available at the library include volume after volume of diaries Betty Hill kept of her supposed UFO sightings throughout the years, a letter naming Barney to New Hampshire's civil rights committee as well as the dress Betty wore the night of the alleged encounter.

That dress is considered a holy grail of sorts because it is stained with an unknown substance that Betty believed to be alien material. To this day, scientists have not been able to identify the substance.

"She really maintained confidence that if the dress was preserved, one day science would catch up," said David Watters, director of UNH's Center for New England Culture.

One of the few stipulations Marden included when she donated the collection to UNH was that the dress be made available for scientific testing. It is written into the gift agreement.

The exhibition is simple, basic really, and includes a single wall in the library's special collections section, but the real treasure trove is Betty's collected works.

There are diaries, star charts, transcripts, photos and more, all related to UFOs.

Betty recorded every sighting in her diaries, from blinking lights in the sky to unknown sounds. She seemed to see and hear UFOs everywhere.

This is the Betty Hill many people knew later in her life: a woman consumed by UFOs.

David Watters, left, director of University of New Hampshire's Center for New England Culture, shows photos Betty Hill took of what she believed to be UFOs. (CLYNTON NAMUO) "Over time, I think she started to associate with some credulous individuals and they convinced her that UFOs disguised themselves as conventional aircraft," Marden said of her aunt.

Marden said she once went with her aunt and some friends to spot UFOs and they saw many in the night sky, all of which Marden believed to be planes.

"To me they were identified flying objects," she said.

Marden said she became so concerned after Betty Hill began speaking out about her new experiences that she finally took her aunt aside and told her it threatened to undermine her credibility. After that, Betty quieted down, Marden said.

It is that initial encounter that has launched countless science fiction stories, movies and TV shows, including a TV movie in which James Earl Jones played Barney and Estelle Parsons played Betty.

Those who knew the Hills seem to fall into two camps: those who believe their story and those who believe the couple believed the story.

"I do believe that Betty and Barney did have a close encounter with an unidentified flying object," said Marden, who authored the book "Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World's First Documented Alien Abduction."

Watters falls into the other camp.

"I don't believe in UFOs, but Betty Hill, I had no reason to believe she's lying," he said, adding, "She seemed salt of the earth to me."

No matter what happened that night, the Hills' legacy endures to this day.

Barney was a co-founder and the first executive director of Rockingham Community Action, a leading nonprofit, and both were members of the NAACP. Barney even marched on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

One thing few know of is the couples' sense of humor, said Dudley Dudley, an old friend of the Hills who learned of their encounter before it became public in 1965.

"Among the things they said, Barney said, was that he pictured in some galaxy far away some guy doing his PhD work who was relying on the information from their encounter," She said. "He's sitting there and thinking, 'Now the male of this species is black, the female of the species is white, their offspring was brown and has four legs.'"

The Hills never had children together. The "child" in question? Their dachshund.

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1983 UFO Encounter, Bend Oregon
UFO Depiction by Eyewitness
August 27, 1983, Bend, Oregon

Location: Central Oregon Elevation 4000, along Big Lake Road, South of the road junction and Santiam Pass, Hwy 22 to Bend, Oregon. Right Big Lake Campground and lake. Mt. Washington Elevation 7,100 ft to the SE. 3 miles.

As I was standing in the middle of the road looking at the pre-dawn sky of brilliant stars and Polaris, I noticed what seemed like a fireball low in the trees north along the road. There were huge flames all about the object and suddenly it veered to my right and rapidly gained altitude to about 22 Degrees above the horizon. (Polaris is about 45 Degrees altitude)

The flames went out and I was looking at this object broadside. It was clearly delineated twice as high as its width. I could see its thickness (about 1/2 its width) as well as the top was angled about 15 degrees to the right. An extremely bright ablation tail formed from each of the four visible edges and formed smooth curves top and bottom (like a scimitar blade) joining some distance back.

This tail became so bright the sky turned briefly to blue then faded to black once again with the brilliant stars in the background. I could see brown smoke trailing in the bright yellow -orange light.

The object was clearly visible by an orange glowing rectangular seam at its middle and at all of its edges. There were a few orange sparks from the top and leading edges. 3 to 4 four seconds later and perhaps at a bearing 45 Deg. NE. Altitude still at about 22 Deg. It disappeared into the night sky except for a faint wisp of trailing smoke.

The road was lined with alpine firs and tent camp sites were to my right. The camp site of my friends and my self was to my right about 40 ft . The lake shore about 100 ft. The four of us were heading out on a roped accent of the Mt. Washington spire early this morning at sunrise. My friends were asleep and did not witness any of this and I did not say anything to them as I did not want to "spook" our day and some tricky climbing later on.

This is not the usual UFO case as you can see. But, there are very puzzling aspects regarding this sighting. First is I have difficulty justifying my ability to see an object possible as distant as the space station for example. If I assume 3/8th at 24in (arm length) and taking the sighting angle of 22 +,- Deg vertical angle the size of this object boggles the mind.

A minimum a 2500 feet in length and more likely more than a mile in length. OR, the object dipped to perhaps just ten miles altitude above ground. Why didn't it burn up? The shape was maintained thru out its visibility. I estimate it to be traveling at near the escape velocity of earh, or 25,000 mph.

It appears to be free falling and deflected to my right after approaching at a very low angle to the earth. Then perhaps headed either into earth orbit, or back into space. With only one witness, determining which would be additional conjecture.

About the Witness:

I am a retired civil engineer and land surveyor and belong to the Portland Oregon Chapter of The American Meteorological Society as a "weather enthusiast" (have kept weather records for the past twenty years.

I have had a life long interest in UFOs and have read a good sampling of the most well known authors such as J. Allen Hynek's, The UFO Experience, UFO Exist by Paris Flammonde, Alien Contacts & Abductions-Jenny Randles, The Andreason Affair-Raymond E. Fowler, Communion-Whitley Strieber, The Monuments of Mars- Richard C. Hoagland, UFO Magazine from time to time, endless surfing of UFO Internet sites.

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Arizona - Multi-Colored Lights
04-21-09 - I went out on the patio to sit and enjoy the cool night air. I noticed a bright light in the sky southeast from where I was. It was spinning and flashing blue, white, and orange-red lights. Also moved in all directions, but seemed to maintain a course at the same elevation from ENE to WSW.

Over the course of time watching, I noticed that when a plane came by, it reacted to it and a beam of light shone from the object to the plane. Perplexed and mystified, I yelled for my Mom to come look and she could instantly notice the object in the sky.

She was just as dumbfounded as I was. We stared at it till it disappeared. We discussed it during the time we were watching it, and decided that it couldn't be a plane, helicopter or any heavenly body.

Overall, the object seemed to move slowly, but in reality it traveled half the distance of the sky in an hour & 20 min. The strangest thing about the object was the fact that it made so many erratic movements. From up and down to side to side, sometimes slow and sometimes quick.

My Mom and I were both amazed and felt somewhat euphoric. Like we were seeing something that you only read about or see on TV, it was right in front of us for an hour and twenty minutes. source: www.mufon.com

Oklahoma - Blue/Orange Object
04-21-09 - My husband and I were heading east bound on NW 50th street by car. I noticed something that sounded like a flare being fired and looked up. The object I saw was blue and orange, and was moving extremely fast but was at the same distance from me as a plane would be.

I first thought it was a meteor until it stopped completely and then made a turn to the south. I was shocked, I am typically pretty skeptical of things like this, and wanted to disprove it in my mind, but I was unable to when it moved the way it did.

I have never seen anything quite like it. I was shocked by it, and my husband just looked at me and said, "I told you so, ha ha." I didn't see it again all morning even though I was out driving. I was able to prove it wasn't a meteor shower as we drove out to the country and were unable to see anything at all the resembled a meteor. source: www.mufon.com

Tennessee - Photo of UFO in Storm
04-10-09 - On the night two tornados ripped through Nashville, I took several photos of the city. In the last picture, a UFO is hovering above the buildings in central Nashville city.

It wasn't there 4 seconds earlier in picture I took. It's huge & from what I've seen, the best picture of a UFO above a city ever taken.

I still have the picture in my camera to prove it's not a fake. I'm not sending it on this site where it can be claimed by who knows who. I'm calling around to see who wants to examine my photo & camera. Let me know if you are interested. This is no bullshit, I host a show on Discovery Channel, which is why I don't give out my address. source: www.mufon.com

Texas - Object Splits into Two
Kaufman - This morning at roughly 6:30 am I saw something (appeared to be one item that split into 2 parts). Each had a tail several miles long. Both the objects and the tails were bright blue.

Object appeared to be traveling very fast, and I had less than 2 seconds to view it. I would guess it was traveling easily 2,000 mph+. Anyway I was wondering if anyone else saw it. source: Rick, www.ufocasebook.com


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