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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 565, Issue date, 06-10-13

UFO Collided with a Boeing 757 Belonging to Air China
UFO Damages Plane
Published:12:52 PM 6/8/2013


Airplane takes visible damage.

The pilots flying the airplane contacted the control tower requesting an emergency landing due to "mechanical failure," but these images taken by a passenger tell a very different story.

In these images, the damage to the airplane is visible, as the nose of the aircraft shows evidence of a collision; the question here is, what did this Boeing 757 collide with at 8000 meters?

Is it possible that an UFO made contact with this airplane?

Airport authorities immediately opened an investigation and surprisingly came to the conclusion that Air China's Boeing collided with a "bird" at an altitude of 26,000 feet.

We wonder what type of bird would have caused this amount of damage and survive the collision since no blood or any other kind of evidence is visible suggesting that it was a bird that collided with this aircraft.

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The Study of UFOs
UFO Depiction
Published: 3:43 PM 6/6/2013

(Before It's News)

UFOs are a peripheral phenomenon within human life, but it is also an obsession for some and an annoyance for others. Visitors here come from the obsessed crowd and the annoyed crowd.

Some understand UFOs to be intrinsically extraneous to practical human existence but enjoy the phenomenon as a curiosity, as a kind of hobby. And there are ways to look at the phenomenon that eludes those annoyed by the mystery.

Bruce Duensing (and PurrlGurrl while silent lately) think studying Roswell is a total waste of time.

However, Roswell, even though incapable of providing a UFO explanation it seems, is grist for attention. The alleged 1947 incident remains open to scrutiny, as questions remain about what exactly happened that summer.

Just as chroniclers continue to look at events in history or astronomers and physicists look back at the origin of the Universe, those fascinated by the minor enigma of UFOs hark back to old UFO sightings.

It’s a hobby, as I’ve noted.

Mr. Duensing, and others, would wish those who see value in old events to shut up. They are annoyed that others find the topic of old flying saucer accounts interesting.

Bruce and his compatriots would censure or censor chroniclers of old UFO sightings. This, I’ve called elsewhere, is the fascistic approach.

For those who see Roswell as a useless mythology – Gilles Fernandez — seem to forget that the study of a mythology can be interesting and even beneficial in many ways, toward understanding the human condition. Mythologists, such as Carl Jung. Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell, made it their life to study the myths of the past.

While Roswell may not compare to the Greek gods or the Indian pantheon, it does contain elements that clarify, somewhat, how mankind goes about creating its truths.

Embedded in older UFO sightings may be clues as to what UFOs are.

Although Ken Arnold’s sighting, Roswell, Aztec, the Hills abduction, and many others have been filtered by a myriad of scavengers, there remains, possibly, a residue of data or information which may prove to be enlightening in a number of ways.

Roswell is an event composed of several areas of interest such as how people come to remember, how the news media works, how the military operates, et cetera.

Trying to censure those of us interested in Roswell, even as goofy as that may be, strikes me as pathologically controlling.

If some people don’t wish to read about Roswell or other old UFO sightings, they need merely to shun blogs such as this.

If David Rudiak wants to conjecture about Roswell or the Ramey memo, let him. Who are we to deny him his attentive research?

Kevin Randle’s Dream Team aggravates many. But why? Is the Team wasting the time or monies of others? Lance Moody, CDA, and Gilles would curb Mr. Randle and his colleague if they could, stating that Roswell is a lie, a myth, or a confabulated hoax.

So what if it is? As noted above, there is value in studying Roswell from a number of angles or disciplines. What is this fascistic need to keep us, here, from pursuing a topic that has interested since our childhood?

Yes, UFOs are peripheral to the practical life and the topic has ruined some lives by taking hold of a person’s life or livelihood.

But the freedom to be obsessed or stupid is granted to all.

Hoping that the silly among us will behave according to the dictates of those needing to control or small society, rubs me the wrong way.

So, let us behave and think openly, allowing those with whom we part ways, to have their fun and interests, without strictures that try to compress thought, no matter how nutty that thought seems to be.

Is that too much to ask?

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UFOs Sighted over British Scientology HQ
UFO Depiction
Published: 12:32 PM 6/8/2013

London, June 8 (ANI): Three passenger jets had a close encounter with UFOs above Britain's Scientology HQ, it has been revealed.

Their pilots each saw "two flat, silver discs" as they lined up to land at Gatwick Airport, and some flew within 100ft, the Sun reported.

Air traffic control staff then spotted a total of six UFOs on their radar before they suddenly vanished.

The close encounter above the Church of Scientology HQ in East Grinstead, West Sussex, on December 30 last year lasted a full seven minutes.

Oddly it emerged a day later that Scientologists, famously followed by Tom Cruise, carved a message to aliens in hills in New Mexico, US.

Former MoD UFO investigator Nick Pope called the UK sightings "spectacular," adding that the evidence is first rate. He said that the witnesses are experienced pilots and there is radar evidence to back up their stories.

A probe by UK Airprox Board, which examines near misses, failed to find an explanation. Airprox classified the encounter as level D - meaning it is unexplained. (ANI)

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Unknown Object Witnessed over Fullerton, California
UFO Depiction
Published: 3:01 PM 6/8/2013

Fullerton, California - 06-06-13

Around 9:10 pm my co-worker Miguel and I (Omar) were throwing the trash outside getting ready to leave work, when we noticed an object with light far in the distance.

Our work place is next to the Fullerton airport, and we believed it was some kind of plane, but we noticed that it was coming towards our direction fast and descending.

My co-worker believed it was some kind of paper burning, but I noticed that it had a straight pattern when moving forward, as it kept descending towards us.

I ran towards the building and Miguel stayed. I looked back and saw the object flying over Miguel’s head and there was a noise like a jet sound.

The object was about 30 feet tall in an octagonal shape and had lights on front and back. It was about 8 feet wide and it was flying in a standing position.

It looked like the octagonal UFO in the Wartford City Sighting in 1978, but all lights were reddish/orange and it didn’t leave any trails of any kind.

We felt scared; another thing is that it looked like it kept descending, but we couldn’t see the landing site because of the buildings.

It passed on top of the airport coming from the Buena Park city toward the Fullerton downtown side.

It kept a straight motion; never moved and on the side it was dark. It was like a standing octagon flying in a descending way and it was flying in a fast speed.

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Archived Case of the Week

1978 - Octagon UFO Reported over Watford City, North Dakota
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:28 PM 4/8/2003

Watford City, North Dakota - November 2, 1978.

A slight departure from the pentagonal shape is the octagonal UFO. According to the Watford City, North Dakota, newspaper, local citizen Barb Ohnsrud and her son Kent saw an eight-sided UFO go over their house on November 2, 1978.

Each witness claimed the UFO was first seen as a bright light that quickly came down from the sky like lightning in a bad storm.

It passed overhead just 60 feet above ground and was moving quite slowly — only 25 mph.

The UFO was 40 feet across, with a large red light in the middle of the bottom surface; blue lights ringed the whole vehicle.

It had no tail, nose or propellers. After the UFO disappeared to the northeast, each of the witnesses made independent sketches.

The pentagonal/octagonal UFOs remain a mystery. No satisfactory explanation has been found to date.

To aid in this investigation, additional reports and data should be sent to Mutual UFO Network, or other reputable UFO reporting site.

(Editor's Note: It is interesting to note that some reports of this event say the object was pentagonal, instead of octagonal. If you have ever worked with 3-D, or dealt with shapes, this would be an easy mistake to make. Turning an object in any direction can give the object a different look or shape. For example, a disc-shaped object seen straight on can appear to be a cigar-shape, etc.)

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MUFON Journal, 1981

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