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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 412, Issue date, 06-21-10

(Published: 3:55 PM 6/17/2010)

MUFON Assistant Director for Missouri Reports UFO Sighting
Depiction
Published: 2:10 PM 6/15/2010

Missouri - 06-14-10

I am the assistant state director for Missouri MUFON. I was driving home from a MUFON meeting last night heading North on I-435 near Raytown when I noticed a very large bright light in the sky North of my position and to my East at approximately 75 degrees off the horizon.

This is close to the area called "TV Hill" where there are several large TV towers, and at first I thought it might be one of the lights on the towers, however, as I approached, I noticed that the object was located before the towers and was too large and too bright to be one of those lights.

It flickered on and off and was just inside the clouds, moving in and out of the clouds so I couldn't get a good look at the shape or structure, but it appeared by be round.

Then the object moved very, very fast (almost too fast to see) across I-435 to my left (West) and settled into an area over Kansas City and again, just inside the clouds.

This time it was located under Venus, which was barely visible through the clouds. The size was huge, it would take a DVD to cover it up held at arm's length.

I probably watched it for a good three minutes while driving. It wavered around, and then appeared to take on a triangular shape just before I had to exit the highway on 23rd Street and head East away from it.

Normally, I would have pulled over to the side of the road to get a better look or maybe a photo, but for some reason I just headed home.

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Unexplained Events at Airports
Depiction
Published: 9:27 AM 6/16/2010

by Harriet Baskas

Fanciful or not, Denver International isn't the only airport said to be visited by aliens. According to Peter Davenport of the Seattle-based National UFO Reporting Center, "There have been many reports which seem to be, in one way or another, associated with airports."

Larry Bowron, now the Transportation Director for the city of Battle Creek, Mich., says back when he worked at the Scottsdale, Ariz., airport he saw something he still can't fully explain hover over the runway and then zip out of sight.

"It looked like a helicopter, but had no lights on it. All of sudden a white beam of light came on and within two seconds it accelerated and was out of my sight.

"There was no sound, yet it moved 100 times faster than anything I'd seen in my life."

Bowron says prior to that experience he was "sort of a skeptic" about UFOs, but "You see something that defies logic and it makes a believer out of you."

Travis McQueen, manager of Indiana's Huntingburg Airport, hasn't seen a UFO, but did go jump in an airplane to take some aerial pictures of mysterious crop circles that once showed up on airport-owned land leased to a local farmer.

He won't say whether or not he believes it was aliens or local pranksters who left their mark in the farmer's bean field, but McQueen did file a report with the local sheriff so that the farmer could file an insurance claim for his lost crops.

Then there's the UFO that may or may not have visited Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on November 7, 2006. Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center says he received documents "that left no doubt as to whether the event occurred, or to its bizarre nature."

He estimates that the disc-shaped object seen hovering above Gate C-17 was observed by no fewer than three dozen people, including aircraft mechanics, airline supervisory personnel and others he calls "highly qualified observers."

The Chicago Tribune and other news outlets published reports about the 2006 UFO incident. Davenport and others call the event "very dramatic" and "very well documented." The only thing officials at O'Hare have ever said about the possible UFO sighting, though, is "No comment."

Have you spotted a UFO or know of an unexplained event at an airport?

Harriet Baskas writes about travel etiquette for MSNBC.com and is the author of the airport guidebook Stuck at the Airport and a blog of the same name. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/hbaskas.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2010/airports.html

source & references:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/experts/baskas/2010-06-16-airport-conspiracy-theories_N.htm

UFO Seen Shooting Beams over Lake Michigan
Depiction
Published: 1:04 PM 6/7/2010

Illinois - 06-04-10

A family member woke up somewhere between 11 pm and midnight, she doesn't remember the exact time. She claimed to hear loud planes flying back and forth in the sky and didn't know what was happening.

Because when planes come into Chicago they turn around over the lake, at first she thought it was that. But this was different.

They were loud, right outside, and flying back and forth. I was sleeping in the other room and heard them as well (though I assumed they were helicopters), but brushed it off and went back to sleep.

I just assumed it was military craft or something of that nature. Anyway, she said that she got up to look out the window and, when she did, the noise from the planes stopped and all she saw was this bright light that looked like it could be another moon.

It was hovering over Lake Michigan. There were light rays pulsating from it - white and yellow. She could not make out the shape of the object because the light was so bright, but she thought it might be circular.

She said it was just hovering there and then shone right in her face. At this point, she claims to have become very frightened and, for some reason, went back to sleep.

She then forgot about this entire event until tonight when she said the memory just came back to her. Weird!

I thought maybe it could have been some kind of military project, but who knows.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2010/lakemichigan.html

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UFOs and Evolution – Is There a Connection?
Depiction
Published: June 14, 2010

Have you seen any flying saucers lately? Many people think they have. Even now, reports of mysterious sightings are circulating in the press and on Internet forums.

The modern UFO boom began in June 1947 when a businessman named Kenneth Arnold reported that while piloting a private plane he had seen nine saucer-shaped objects flying over Mount Rainier in Washington.

Later that years there were rumors of a flying saucer crash in Roswell, New Mexico. According to a popular but false conspiracy theory, US Air Force obtained the corpse of a saucer pilot but covered up the discovery.

The strained relations between the east and west that became to be known as the cold war had just begun and the political atmosphere was conductive to conspiratorial rumors. The number of UFO observations exceeded 850 by the end of 1947.

Later, for instance the Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper and former US president Jimmy Carter have disclosed seeing a UFO.

So what are UFOs? A UFO is an unidentified flying object. Most sightings have a natural explanation, such as a landing airplane, satellite or meteor. Some are hoaxes. But for the ardent UFO fans, some are genuine alien spaceships.

However, UFOs cannot originate from the other planets of our own solar system since scientists have failed to find any evidence of life or little green men on Mars or Venus. The nearest star outside our solar system, Proxima Centauri, is 4.2 light years from us. A space ship traveling at the speed of light would thus take 4.2 years to reach us. Many researchers think that space travel between solar systems is impossible.

Moreover, while a number of Earth-like rocky exo-planets or planets orbiting other stars have been discovered, they are either too large or too hot. It is very improbable that UFOs hail from “super Earths” such as Gliese 581 c, which is hotter than Venus.

It seems that there are some religious ingredients in UFO sightings. For some, belief in UFOs has superseded the belief in biblical Christianity. Little green men are seen as the new age saviors who will prevent earthlings from destroying themselves and their planet.

According to Gary Bates, the author of Alien Intrusion (2004), UFOs often have an evolutionary connection. If life evolved on earth by purely naturalistic means, it should also have evolved on other planets. The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project is an attempt to prove that we are not as special as we think.

Carl Sagan believed that the Earth was just a tiny pale blue dot in the vast cosmos. However, as Guillermo Gonzales and Jay W. Richards write in The Privileged Planet, our planet is anything but ordinary. Our planet looks as though it was designed for life. At best, we can only speculate about other worlds.

We might never get proof of the existence of little green men for a rather simple reason: there might not be any.

Joel Kontinen is a translator and novelist currently living in Finland. His background includes an MA in translation studies and a BA in Bible and Theology. He likes to keep up-to-date on science news and often comments on creation/evolution and origins issues.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2010/ufosevolution.html

source & references:

http://beatriztraxler.2bewriter.com/2010/06/14/ufos-and-evolution-is-there-a-connection/

Sky Watcher Spots Unknown Object over NC, Makes Sketch
Witness Drawing
Published: 11:25 AM 6/12/2010

North Carolina - 06-12-10

I was debating on setting up one of my telescopes for a little astro-photography session. While looking towards Antares in Scorpius to judge the conditions, I saw what at first appeared to be an airplane.

I am within a mile or two of the local airport so I see planes all the time.

What caught my attention was the red flash you usually see on the plane's tail. Once I glanced over to it, I saw a blue glow all around it with a red light in the middle.

It really looked like a gas burner you see on stoves flipped over and flying through the air. The blue glow part of it, however, seemed more like it was contained somehow in a very uniformed pattern and the middle was more an orange color that flashed red on occasion.

The blue was really attractive and reminded me of the blue sparks you see from high voltage power lines when they bump each other and cause a spark.

The red light in the middle flashed once more and the whole object was gone.

It appeared to be very close to the flight path from the airport and was heading in a northerly direction. It was over a nice bunch of trees before it vanished, and did not seem to be more than 500 - 1000 feet off the ground.

It made no noise whatsoever, and I stood still for a few minutes afterwords trying to rationalize what I just saw. Before coming in, a real plane happened to fly over so I was able to rule out the object as being plane, but it also assisted me in estimating its size.

I would say it was about 4 times the size of the single engine small planes that fly from the airport, both in length and width.

Most of the planes are Cessnas, but there are a couple of gulf-stream jets that fly from there too, and it would have been about twice the size of the gulf stream.

I drew a picture as soon as I came in and attached it in hopes someone has seen something similar.

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Archived File

1981 - Germany: The Lintel Lake Incident
UFO Depiction
Summary: A 55-year-old Pole encountered a strange aircraft in vicinity of the Lintel Lake near Rheda-Wiedenbruck city [Germany] in 1981. As it turned out he wasn't the only one witness. Onboard the craft he experienced many unexplainable phenomena involving a close encounter with ET beings. After that strange experience he became a renowned artist.

Every once in awhile a UFO researcher sometimes has to deal with a completely extraordinary story. There are stories that ordinary man would surely reject. But the complete reliability of some stories is very hard to establish and sometimes it isn't impossible at all.

Several months ago I received materials from Germany that according to my opinion, describe an authentic story. It was a report presenting unbelievable encounter with alien beings onboard a UFO craft containing 16 pages.

The witness of that event was a 55-year-old Pole, an emigrant and an artist. The occurrence took place in the middle of August 1981, at about 5 or 6 in the morning.

Mr. X [the witness preferred to be anonymous] as usual, without paying attention to the weather condition went for a stroll in order to observe nature. He used to visit small lake Lintel located 4 km away from Rheda-Wiedenbruck where he lived. Having a bicycle by his side he was walking a wild path.

On the opposite side there was a small harbor with a shed used by sailors. The witness noticed then a fisherman who was behaving in a very strange manner.

Suddenly a gigantic object appeared about 100 - 150 m. away and was hovering silently at an attitude of about 15 - 20 m. It had no windows and resembled a plate turned upside.

Mr. X thought that it was about to fall into water. He began heading toward the harbor observing the object with curiosity and thinking if the fisherman also sees it. But he [the fisherman] soon went away with 2 or 3 men dressed in strange, "sparkling" suits.

At first the witness thought that they were members of Ecological Guard and the fisherman was a poacher caught red handed. The object moved toward the harbor being still at the same attitude. The witness was heading toward the UFO that was circa 100 m. away.

The bicycle was still getting in way because the chain was broken down and the witness wasn't able to ride. The object soundlessly landed on grass near the shed. It was somewhat strange because despite the ground inclination, the object was standing straight. It was about 7 - 10 m. in height and 30 m. in length.

When the witness passed by signs with inscription: "Sailor's area, Strangers mustn't went in", he saw that an elderly woman with a dog appeared at the back of the object.

Mr. X thought that it must be a super modern means of transport and he even assured that he had German Marks for likely trip with it.

It must float over the ground because the dog was walking freely under it. When he put the bicycle on the grass the elderly woman passed next to him heading toward a gate. Mr. X decided to went into the object and ask about the price of the trip and a schedule of flights.

He was assured that it was a terrestrial craft because the presence of the woman with the dog at the place at 6:00 AM seemed somewhat strange to him. The craft had an oval entrance, without door.

The man stepped on a pulled out platform and suddenly could heard a ring of his bike. He turned his sight in that direction and saw a strange being dressed in a costume similar to those of the alleged guards. The being gave him a signal with its hand and he knew that he mustn't approach.

The being [that seemed to be semi-transparent] was observing the bicycle.

The witness thought that someone else also must observe the object because it was gigantic in size and moreover fishermen and other people often visited the area. In Eutersloh [located 7 - 9 km away] is a military air base. Suddenly the witness could smell something strange and felt vertigo. The surroundings were filled with a smell of burning rubber.

He could clearly see the object and the beings, but after awhile he was sitting on an invisible bench… He was under examination of a certain humanoid creature standing in front of him. The entity was staring at him and the man couldn't stand that gaze. He turned his head right and saw the fisherman.

The being almost immediately ordered him telepathically to convey to it his sachet with documents.

After handing it over to the being Mr. X noticed that the fisherman sitting beside began taking off his clothing. Another one being was standing behind him and the witness understood that he must approach it.

"… in my way toward the being I was somewhat light as if there was no floor below. I didn't have a sachet and I didn't even know who I am. I saw a cut off head of a cow without left eye and a half of its horn that was also cut off.

There were some chains in it jaws. There were also childish shoes and glasses. They put me on a some table. I felt lightness as if I was devoid of some internal organs.

The interior part of the object was light with pinkish-violet glow."

Mr. X believed that there must be many separate and transparent rooms in the craft. Then the alien ordered him to went in some misty, blue-grayish room. The witness began taking off his clothes and could feel that his body applied passively a horizontal position. After a while he found himself in a room full of beings dressed in suits.

They were occupied with their tasks and didn't pay much attention to the witness.

They were moving their heads and arms, but no appliances were visible. After some time the witness was dressed up again and received his sachet. He hadn't got a belt and his watch stopped. Being onboard the craft he could see many rather odd things.

Here is a fragment of his description: "I could see many lights and I don't know if in the ceiling or by a transparent floor I saw an enormous city with illuminated tower blocks - sometimes I was observing them from various positions. And maybe I was in a some big machine or over it, somewhere far away when it was a night and everything around resembled very much an illuminated city."

The witness was given a narrow and thin belt being 5 cm wide and 25 cm long. The man noticed that a hand than handed it over was very similar to that of a human - it was five-fingered, but fingers were too long and had no human nails. The room seemed to be completely empty.

The belt in the witness' hand began taking various forms - once it was a square, then a triangle or a wheel. When it was transforming some signs were visible on it. They resemble some of crop formations. But in other instance it [the belt] was transparent.

According to the witness' report, the signs were three-dimensional. Maybe it was a some kind of writing or an alphabet of Aliens? But why he was shown it? Maybe it was just a part of some malicious game? Only aliens know the truth.

Symbol could be regarded at any angle. The witness was still grasping the belt and even tried to bend it, but it was always returning to its original shape. [It isn't a reminiscence of abilities of some metal elements found in Roswell, is it?]

As he said: "Something unbelievable! And additionally something beautiful and amazing! That "thing" was demonstrating incomprehensible knowledge. It was a manifestation of technique." The belt couldn't be hidden in a pocket because it was returning to his original shape.

At one moment the witness took his hands off and the belt that should fall onto the floor simply began lightly hovering in the air and rotating excellently. After a moment it slowly landed on a floor beside Mr. X's legs. He tried to pick it up but in vain because it was as if fasten.

Man looked at alien being that stood nearby and at the same time the belt returned to his hand. It seemed obvious that the being possessed a power over many things.

Suddenly in the man's hand appeared a small, transparent ball as big as a tennis ball [its weight couldn't be estimated]. It sparkled with many colors. When the man hid that ball in his hands it X-rayed them. He was terrified with a sight of his palm bones. He wasn't able to estimate temperature of the ball.

Terrified, he wanted to get rid of it but it began drifting in air in the same way as the belt. It was as if a pumped balloon getting bigger very fast.

After a while it prevented the witness from seeing the Alien who was standing 1.5 - 2 m. away. The man grasped it again and it seemed weightless for him.

The ball was emitting an image from inside - something like a three-dimension show. There were impossible things inside. From a chaos [a multitude of colorful stains divided by lines] there formed some images. There appeared: a tower [measuring pressure] from the town where he lived and then a town hall and a tower block standing in vicinity of his house.

Then other similar elements were seen, for example: church towers, playing fields, parking lots etc. Mrs. X saw even himself holding the ball and looking into it. He wanted to turn it in his hands but it transformed into a big, glass circle [7-10 m.wide] than got smaller immediately and transformed into the original ball.

Then it disappeared unexpectedly. The alien standing in front of the witness wasn't expressing any emotions and his face was expressionless. "I smiled foolishly because it was weird, cool and funny.

I haven't seen something like it before […].

The humanoid was looking at me as a king at a clown. Anyway I found myself unexpectedly on a scrapheap." Mr. X woke up 5 km away from the lake he had been abducted. And that's how his encounter ended. Stunned and suffering a terrible headache he was sitting leaning his back on a wheel of an old bus.

It was as if a terrible hangover. Anyway he hadn't participated in a party but in a something unexplainable. Mr. X looked at a watch in a car standing next to a road and noticed that it was 9 AM.

His watch was broken. He also noticed that he hadn't got the belt and his bike. Taking a bath in his house, the witness noticed that he is tanned and his skin was reddish-brown. His whole body was sunburned:

"I was ashamed of going to the city hall because I could stir clerk's jealousness because when I'm doing nothing more than sunbathing, they must work hard to 4:30 PM."

He was very tired but then he discovered that the mysterious encounter left an impressive mark - he became a painter and this work allows him to live in good conditions since today.

This fact reminds me another one case of 45-year-old man from Pulawy [woj.lubelskie, Poland -PC] that also developed his talent in painting after his encounters with ET. On the same day he was abducted the witness went to that place with his friend.

source and references:

Source: Marcin Mizera - NPN © www.npn.ehost.pl

by: Piotr Cielebias: NOL - Polish UFO Journal © 2006

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