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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 417, Issue date, 07-26-10

(Published: 5:04 PM 7/22/2010)

Uruguay: Strange Object Photographed During Parade
UFO - Uruguay Parade
Published: 07-21-2010

Soccer Fan Took Photo from Avenida Libertador

The Uruguayan Air Force is currently analyzing an image depicting a strange object in the sky during the welcoming ceremony for the Uruguayan soccer team on Tuesday, July 13. The photo was taken on Avenida Libertador.

“Since the bus that carried the players was passing by my workplace, I went out for a few minutes to welcome them and take a few photos. I took some photos of them and before leaving, I took a few panoramic shots of Avenida Libertador, because it was truly impressive to see so many people in one place, celebrating.

"At night, when I downloaded them to my computer, I saw that there was a strange dot in the sky in one photo. When I enhanced it, I saw that the dot was semicircular in shape and had several orbs underneath it,” the author of these images to EL PAIS, preferring not to disclose their name.

The Air Force, through the Comisión Receptora e Investigadora de Denuncias de Objetos Voladores No Identificados (CRIDOVNI) received the image yesterday for analysis and to determine whether the “spot” may be an actual UFO.

Coronel Arial Sanchez, the Comission’s director, told El Pais that no anomalies were recorded on July 13 in the national airspace, which was “very controlled” due to the fact that jet fighters belonging to the Air Force participated in the Uruguayan soccer team’s festivities.

In any event, Sanchez says that a scientific investigation will be carried out with Air Force professionals and that the endeavor will yield precise data on the provenance of said object.

“We have never dismissed the extraterrestrial hypothesis, but we also know that they could be physical particles or luminous manifestations,” acknowledges the colonel.

The Air Force analyzes an average of four photos per month, showing strange objects. At least three monthly reports are received from people who claim having seen a UFO.

“There are some images that do not merit an analysis, because information is missing or because an insect or bird is readily seen in the photo. The photo or video is not a determining factor in any case, rather, simply a contribution, as there currently exists the potential to make hoaxes.”

CRIDOVNI has analyzed 2100 cases in the past thirty years, and no explanation was found for 40 of them.

“We have found truly strange objects, especially those reported by pilots or observers.”

(Translation (c) 2010, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Guillermo Gimenez)

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source & references:

Diario El Pais

http://www.elpais.com.uy/100721/pciuda-503130/ciudades/fuerza-aerea-investiga-foto-de-ovni-tomada-durante-la-caravana-celeste

Could Puffin Island be Home to Underwater Alien Base?
Depiction
Published: 10:45 PM 7/21/2010

by Rhodri Barker, Bangor and Anglesey Mail

Could Puffin Island be home to underwater alien base?

THE truth is out there – and a group of UFOlogists are hoping local people will help them find it.

The UFO Investigations and Research Unit, based in Shrewsbury, have turned their attentions to Anglesey in their quest to gather information on extraterrestrial phenomena.

Phil Hoyle, who runs the unit, said: “We are currently investigating numerous sightings that have taken place around Anglesey and, in particular, near Puffin Island.

“Many witnesses, some ex-military and professional people, have witnessed unconventional lights entering or leaving the sea around Puffin Island.”

In January, 1974, a number of people claimed to have seen large, structured objects leaving the sea near the island, and similar sightings have been sporadically reported up to the present day, said Mr Hoyle.

“The people who have contacted us have all been unrelated, but have all told us the same thing,” he said.

“We would be very interested to hear from anyone who might have additional information regarding these as yet unexplained sightings.

“Someone might have seen something last week or seen something 50 years ago, but if other people have seen the same thing it will hopefully make them realise that they’re not crazy.”

Victims of abduction near Shrewsbury were told by the humanoid beings who contacted them that they came from a base under the sea near Puffin Island, said Mr Hoyle.

The area has been suggested as the location of Cantre’r Gwaelod, the legendary ancient sunken kingdom.

Anglesey’s ancient past means the island could be a UFO hotspot, said Mr Hoyle.

“There is definitely a link; we’ve found an 80% increase in UFO activity over ancient sites compared to anywhere else, including Anglesey.”

Mr Hoyle said he had visited Anglesey and taken a boat around Puffin Island after hearing of the sightings, but that the investigation was still at an early stage.

In January, the Mail reported a number of sightings of strange objects in the skies over Anglesey, and an incident in 1977 – when pupils at Ysgol Rhosybol saw a strange object hovering overhead – made national headlines.

Anyone with information should call the Mail on 01286 685438 or Phil Hoyle on 01743 245574.

rhodri.barker

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source & references:

http://www.theonlinemail.co.uk/bangor-and-anglesey-news/local-bangor-and-anglesey-news/2010/07/21/could-puffin-island-be-home-to-underwater-alien-base-66580-26885889/

Abductee Dazzles Audience with Tales of Otherworldly Encounters
Photo provided by Janet Sailor - Jesus Payan wows listeners as he tells them of his multiple abductions by extraterrestrials
Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:16 PM MDT

By Eric Fincher, Staff writer - efincher@sangrechronicle.com

ANGEL FIRE — Standing over six feet tall, and weighing around 400 pounds, Jesus Payan is a mountain of a man and looks every bit the hard-nosed character he portrayed in the TV series Breaking Bad.

But being an actor is only one aspect of Payan’s life, he has also had close encounters of the fourth kind — alien abductions. Payan says he believes the visitations started when he was around four-years-old and have been happening ever since.

“Things would happen,” Payan says. “Like there would be shadows in the corners of my room that were darker than the dark itself.”

Payan said he thought he was paralyzed, as the mysterious beings pulled the bed sheets off of him. Like other alien abductees, Payan has no memory of the events.

“It’s like nothing ever happened,” Payan told audience members. “All I can remember are the events before the abduction and then the next morning.”

As the son of a military father, Payan has lived all over the world. He was born in Spain and has lived in various countries and parts of the U.S. An abduction that really stands out was when Payan was living in Las Cruces, NM., in a home, which he had taken over, but was unable to get the electricity turned on due to an outstanding bill left by the previous owners who’d abandoned the home.

“I ended up taking over a family, the mother had run off with her boyfriend and gave me guardianship over the kids. For the most part, we were living in the dark,” he says.

One evening, Payan says he saw a strange light outside his window.

“When I looked out, there was a big black eye staring back at me,” Payan says. “I screamed like a little girl. Here’s a big 400 pound man screaming like a girl, that must have come from way down.”

Payan says when he got back in his bed and crawled under the covers, he could feel his body being pulled off the bed before he blacked out. In the past, Payan says he was normally missing for one evening. This time, Payan says he was missing for three days but has no memory of what happened during the lost time. Payan says he isn’t the only one in his family who has been visited by extraterrestrials.

In another incident, Payan mentions he received a knock on the door by some neighborhood kids telling him there was a UFO flying over his house.

“When I went outside, sure enough, there was a white, glowing sphere hovering above my house,” he says. “It then flew off into the distance and broke into three separate spheres and formed a triangular formation and started spinning.”

Payan says his mother and father, cousins, nieces and nephews have all been visited by extraterrestrials.

“My dad (a career military man) is still having trouble coming to terms with this,” Payan explains. “He doesn’t like to talk about it, he simply says the devil came to visit him one night.”

His mother on the other hand was affected in a different way; Payan says his mother’s belief in God was kicked into overdrive after her encounter.

Payan admits he is not 100 percent sure why the “grays”, as the visitors are known in the UFO community, are trying to make contact with humans. However, he says the grays are curious and that’s one of the reasons they are making contact.

Another reason, Payan believes, is to teach and train mankind. Payan says from the small bits and pieces he remembers from the abductions he recalls the grays are usually showing him things.

“I’ve lived in many parts of the world,” Payan says. “The abductions seem to follow me whereever I go.”

The actor was in town as part of the Alliance Studying Paranormal Experiences (ASPE) to talk with locals about his experience with alien abductions. The Breaking Bad bad guy gave detailed accounts of multiple abductions. Payan, wants to use his knowledge he has learned to educate others. One of the ways he plans to do this is through movies. His connections in Hollywood enable him to do things others can’t.

“I believe this is my duty,” Payan explains. “I want to make movies that are family friendly that show what’s going on around us.”

Payan has had roles in 16 films to date. But acting is just one of the activities Payan in involved with; he’s a rapper, tattoo artist, writer, stuntman, singer, DJ, producer, sculptor, and UFOologist.

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

source & references:

http://www.sangrechronicle.com/articles/2010/07/21/angel_fire/doc4c472ec1c9b6d272517649.txt

NUFORC Director Takes Scientific Approach To Study Of UFOs
Peter Davenport
Published: July 16, 2010 at 8:09 am

Author: Tim Brosnan

One might ask why Peter Davenport, after 16 years at the helm of the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) and thousands of UFO sighting reports (and countless crank calls) into his tenure, persists in such a decidedly not-for-profit, largely thankless enterprise.

Technorati put that question to Davenport and got a healthy dose of good old fashioned professorial fury in reply.

“We’re dealing with the most significant scientific question that has ever confronted man,” says Davenport, whose C.V. includes degrees in Russian, genetics, biochemistry and international business from Stanford and the University of Washington.

“Are we alone, or are we not? From my point of view, the clear and resounding answer is that we’re not. If I were to stop what I’m doing, it would contribute to the government’s apparent desire to keep the American people in the dark.”

Davenport’s passion is shared by many in the field, though his credentials set him apart from most. A former Russian translator, flight instructor, college instructor and fisheries observer aboard Soviet fishing vessels, he founded and later cashed out of BioSyn, a 300-employee biotechnology company based in Seattle, before assuming the NUFORC directorship in 1994.

He now runs NUFORC’s 24/7 hotline and database out of his home, a two-bedroom apartment in Washington state roughly seven miles from the decommissioned Minuteman missile facility he owns and may one day occupy.

Or maybe not.

“I’m not quite the hermit that I thought I was when I purchased the site,” Davenport says. “It’s quite remote.”

The scientific approach

Throughout Technorati's one-hour interview , two things were made abundantly clear. The first is that Peter Davenport is, above all else, a scientist. He declines to speculate about anything, including people’s motives or any fact that he can’t verify.

The other is that Davenport is exasperated with the consistent failure of journalists, scientists, and government officials to come to proper grips with the evidence that pours into NUFORC on a daily basis.

“When I look at the events in Washington, DC and across this nation, I get profoundly alarmed,” Davenport says. “It’s almost as if it’s a government that has no interest in serving the American people. I used to live in the Soviet Union as a Russian translator. What we routinely laughed about 31 years ago is now happening in the United States.”

Another issue that has caused Davenport considerable consternation is the lack of interest in a method he’s proposed for proving, once and for all, that American airspace is teeming with solid objects cable of maneuvers that would liquify any terrestrial occupant subject to the laws of physics as currently understood.

“I’m flabbergasted that nobody proposed this before I did,” Davenport says. The method he proposes, as outlined in a paper posted to the NUFORC web site, is passive radar.

Passive radar’s passive reception

“The concept hit me before Martin Luther King weekend in 1995. I thought, ‘Oh my God, we can detect UFOs with existing equipment. This isn’t pie in the sky.’”

Davenport estimates that his idea, which involves detection of existing FM signals reflected from moving targets, would cost roughly $750,000 to implement.

“I got a call from a senior official in the CIA congratulating me on the paper. He said that a good portion of his career had been dedicated to building clandestine radar systems using so-called passive radar.”

Congratulations are not a form of payment accepted at the hardware store, however, and funding thus far has been difficult - nay, impossible - to come by.

“I’ve been tearing my hair out,” Davenport says. “We could end the UFO debate right now, but everybody goes back to sleep. I’ve been to (aerospace billionaire and MUFON “Star Team” patron) Bob Bigelow on two occasions. He got very excited, but I’ve yet to receive a penny. I’ve done everything in my power, except jumping off a high building or bridge, to try to fund this thing.”

Yet Davenport keeps plugging away, frequently irritated, occasionally snubbed, but undeterred over the long haul. Even when running for public office, which he’s done twice without success, he makes no bones about what he considers to be the biggest issue of all.

“I wear my scientific interests on my sleeve and I point out to people that we’re dealing with the ultimate scientific question. This is an abiding interest to me and it should be an interest to everyone on this planet.”

Those to whom it is of interest, according to Davenport, include “people with positions of considerable responsibility” within the government, some of whom he says have told him point-blank that UFOs “are what they appear to be, namely very sophisticated craft under intelligent control."

“It’s time to awaken people from their Ichabod Crane-like slumber,” Davenport says. “It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.”

And that, coming from a man in Davenport’s line of work, is saying a great deal.

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

source & references:

http://technorati.com/technology/article/nuforc-director-takes-scientific-approach-to/

Geordie Engineer Who Built a Real Flying Saucer
Skyship
Published: 6:07 PM 7/18/2010

by Ray Marshall, Evening Chronicle

IT was on April 17, 1975, when the crowd of journalists present in a massive RAF hangar to witnessed an amazing sight – a flying saucer taking flight.

At the flick of a switch the 30ft saucer lifted off and rose at least 30ft into the air, its white, shining skin reflecting the television lights of the onlookers.

But this wasn’t a close encounter of the third kind, it was the launch of Skyship, an ingenious craft designed by Hebburn-born John West and built by his team of engineers.

It was basically a saucer-shaped airship, filled with non-flammable helium to give it lift.

Although this demonstration aroused great interest around the world, especially in the USA where the military studied it, the project never really took to the air.

The fact that it was taken seriously at all was down to the pedigree of its designer, Geordie John West – designer of one of the most iconic ships ever built, the SS Canberra.

John was planning to built saucer-shaped craft measuring some 700 feet in diameter which would be powered by 10 Rolls-Royce engines. They were expected to fly at speeds of 100 knots at around 6,000 feet.

They would have carried a wide variety of cargoes, such as containers, vehicles as well as passengers.

Militarily, Skyship could, in a single lift, carry two infantry battalions of 1,600 men, 70 small vehicles, 14 large vehicles and trailers and about 100 tons of stores – the equivalent of 105 individual aircraft lifts.

John West had made his name when, at the age of 27, he designed the 45,000 ton luxury liner, SS Canberra.

He started his training at Hawthorn Leslie’s, in Hebburn and was educated at Jarrow Grammar School and King’s College, Newcastle.

The Canberra, known as the Great White Whale, became a national icon when, in 1982, she was converted to a troopship in the Falklands War and had the audacity to sail into San Carlos Water, to put British troops ashore.

Despite being an unmissable target Argentine pilots were said to have ignored the massive all-white ship to go after the warships. They said they thought she was a hospital ship.

After the Argentine surrender she repatriated the defeated troops back to South America.

John West won great acclaim for his design of the ship regarded as “the liner of the century” and the ship that shaped the future for luxury passenger vessels.

But the designer had one regret about the ship – the fact that it was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, instead of on the River Tyne.

John was not just innovative in building craft for the sea and the sky, he also had hopes of building complete prefabricated houses in shipyards, ready to assemble on sites.

The system, known as Concept 4, could build houses in half the time of a normal house.

John West was not just a designer of futuristic luxury liners, he proved he could turn his pencil to any sphere of the market.

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source & references:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/history-newcastle-north-east/remember-when/2010/07/14/geordie-engineer-who-built-a-real-flying-saucer-72703-26845724/

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Reader Recounts 1996 Sighting in Boston
Depiction
Published: 8:11 AM 7/17/2010

Boston, MA - Summer, 1996

My name is Nikki and I live in Boston, MA. I have had a few experiences as a preteen that have yet to be explained.

One of the incidents that sticks out in my mind is one that happened summer, 1996. We had just moved into a new apartment, and we lived on the third floor of this house.

I had two large windows in my room, one directly over my bed. After spending the day arranging my room as I wanted, my friend and I decided to tell jokes and such, while looking out the window with my binoculars (we were also trying to see this group of cute boys that were outside all day).

As they departed on their bikes, we started just looking around. We were drawn to this airplane-like object that was kind of hovering, and inching along the sky to the south.

I honestly cannot remember any identifiable sounds that would lead me to believe that this was an airplane or ER helicopter, and the slowness of its motion just made us both feel like something was not right.

We continued to watch this object as it moved behind a large tree, now there were only two large trees and then sky and electrical wires, nothing large enough to really hide this object.

We watched for about 10 minutes and finally this object founds its way behind the trees - there was a little ruffle of the leaves but that was it.

We continued to watch for 30 minutes (I had my stop watch), and nothing came from the other side. It was getting later and we decided to eat and watch some movies. We figured maybe it was our imaginations and thought nothing further of it for the rest of the night.

The next day I did look around the trees and really didn't see anything odd, just some thick clouds. Now I will say that the clouds seemed to collect around this area. I remember my mother saying that the clouds are all gathering into that one spot, must be a party over there, she was being funny but it mad me think.

The following morning around 7:30 AM, I awoke and looked out the window and what caught my eye was the same object making its way from behind the cover of the trees in the same pattern and same movement. Now I cannot confirm that this object left and came back or that it just stayed there, but I saw it leaving 2 days later and something about it has never sat right with me.

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