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UFO Casebook Magazine 476, Issue date, 09-26-11

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American Soldier Reports Unknown Lights in Iraq - with Video
UFOs over Iraq
Published: 2:49 PM 9/23/2011

Iraq - 2003

What I am about to share with you has only been witnessed by three people. Let me begin with some background info.

In March 2003, the lights in Kirkuk, Iraq, were first observed. (please leave the exact location out of the official report until the war is over).

A little history lesson if you already do not know; the Kurds control Kirkuk and want to make it a part of Kurdistan, over 50 percent of the oil in Iraq is processed in Kirkuk.

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, the British forces swept through Kirkuk.

The main US forces pushed North from South, while the British pushed South from the North.

Here is my observation of these lights.

3:00 AM - Iraq time - just a normal night no problems at all, I get off shift and travel to the main base for a shower (when I travel I go in that exact direction the sighting occurred nothing observed.

3:45 AM - Iraq time- I receive a knock on my door by a Sgt telling me to check something out.

I look at what he is pointing out, and my first reaction is that it is a space shuttle being launched. 30 seconds later I realize it is not moving, then I start thinking it is a missile. 30 seconds later it does not move.

At this point I realize that this light is strange.

A description of the light - A large vertical streak in the sky at 45 degree angle from where I observed it, pulsating. It looked like someone cut a hole in the sky from another dimension, it was unreal.

At this point I tried to radio HQ to ask if they have observed the same light. My comms were cut off at this point; a half hour ago they were working fine, now they were dead.

Now we became afraid - here we are all alone in Iraq and we have this giant light pulsating over us.

I grabbed the NVG (night vision googles). This is when things got weird.

There was only one light visible to the naked eye, but when I put the nvgs on there were 15 other streaks visible.

We observed these lights for 3 hours until the sun came up making nvgs useless.

I have no way to prove it, but after this night at 6:30 AM, I was on a hill discussing what I had seen at night with a Sgt when I observed an orb in very high altitude - higher than a commercial plane, flying very fast.

All I can say is that it looked like a drunk pilot flying a plane at 50 thousand feet in the air at tremendous speeds.

The object wobbled all over the place flying very fast, definitely not a plane I have ever observed.

thanks for your time,

American soldier, name withheld

here is my channel on youtube:


Unfortunately my hard drive has crashed and I'm trying to recover my other videos. Believe me, being in the military in a war zone I have seen everything.

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An Alien Encounter in Gulf Breeze, Florida
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:06 PM 9/22/2011

Gulf Breeze, Florida - 03-15-10

Longitude: -87.1638574 - Latitude: 30.3571438

Shape: Other, Unknown

Distance: 20 feet or less

I fell asleep in my recliner at approximately 9:00 PM. My dogs slept on both sides of my chair on the floor.

My boyfriend was on the couch next to my recliner and he was asleep also. At approximately 3:00 AM, I awoke to a horrific, jabbing pain in my mid-lower back right on my spinal column.

Upon awakening, I can vividly remember sitting up and grabbing my back at the same time. As I turned to sit all the way up I saw a "large human like figure" turn away from me and proceed to walk toward my front door with some sort of very large, clear syringe he placed on his right hip like a gun would be placed for carrying purposes.

I remember trying to scream out, and pointed at the same time but "nothing" would come out of my mouth no matter how hard I attempted to shout. I could not produce even a whisper.

It was as if he possessed some sort of power over my actions until he was out of my sight.

He never once turned around where I could see his face, but he was all "black" and "soldier like" in his walk, like on a mission he needed to complete.

He was very muscular and strong in appearance. I remember immediately grabbing my arms and saying to myself, "Oh my God, I am not dreaming, this really did happen and this alien creature just inserted something into my back; or took something out."

I had no further pain from that episode and could not bring myself to even tell my boyfriend about it for approximately 6 months thinking my family would think I was insane.

One of the weirdest things about the situation was that both my dogs never even budged, nor did my boyfriend wake up during the incident. I was in total disbelief, yet not scared for some odd reason, maybe because he never showed his face, I don’t know.

However, to this day, I don't know if he possibly abducted me during the night and had just finished bringing me back to consciousness by inserting some sort of medication to awaken me or not.

I "do know" for a fact that he had just finished using that large syringe on me because I watched his motions intently and he was walking away and at the same time placing that syringe to his hip "holster.

The last thing I saw was him walking towards the front door, but right before he got to it he veered to the air-conditioning vent as if he had come from it, possibly from underground. I wonder.

I then faded out for approximately 30 minutes and awoke with a very clear, vivid remembrance of this event. I never believed or even thought something like this could be true, but I now KNOW they are out there and in OUR homes at their own leisure!

They are "quiet," "meticulous," "strong," "unafraid," and I think "curious" in nature. They seem to be in a "time zone" that only they are familiar with, and seem to have that mastered so well as to quietly appear as they "need or want to" then disappear without a trace.

Things are still happening here in Gulf Breeze and now in my new residence as "glowing type" foot prints are appearing continually everywhere on my carpet during the night!

I am not a storyteller and would LOVE to take a polygraph so badly. People believe me; I do not know if there has been some sort of government cover-up about this UFO issue, but why would we have full-grown aliens walking around right now in our homes of all places. They had to grow to get that big, so there has to be many, many more of them, right?

OMG! I do not know why "I" am being targeted as an "experiment" to "him" or "them," but it is not ending for me, I really am not scared because I have never lost faith in my God above, he has his hand on me, but I really, really need some help on this other issue.

I am not a gossip or yapper, and would not be writing this if it were not true, but heed my words now: we ARE being watched and experimented on. I just don’t know why or what they want.

Be safe and please believe this is no joke folks, I now know they DO exist.

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The Mystery of the Invasive Red Orbs
UFO Depiction
Published: 3:55 PM 9/23/2011

Written by Chris Holly

Years ago, one of the first articles I wrote was about my own strange encounter with a red orb. This event took place in the early 1970’s while I was living in the town of Babylon, New York, located on the south shore of Long Island, New York.

I was married at the time. It was late summer. I was in my bedroom on the second floor of our home getting ready for bed. It was about 11 o'clock that evening.

The bedroom had a large window on one wall adjacent to the bed. The window looked out over a small grove of pine trees standing between our house and our neighbors’ house.

The trees stood between 30 to 40 feet high. I glanced out the window as I changed into a long tee shirt I slept in at the time.

As I went about the business of preparing for bed I thought I saw something outside the window out of the corner of my eye. I stood up to get a better look. In the tree at the center of my window, one of the biggest trees up near the top, sat a large glowing red orb, just hovering there.

I looked at it as my mind tried to figure out what I was seeing. The orb was about a three foot circle similar in size to a hula hoop. I had never seen anything like it before.

I wondered if my neighbor had placed some type of light in the tree. I wondered why he would do that, as its only purpose seemed to be to illuminate my bedroom.

I looked at it and realized it seemed to be moving slowly in a clockwise rotation. I also felt a little dizzy. I heard my husband in the kitchen and called for him to come into the bedroom to look at this thing.

I told him there was a strange light in the tree just outside the window. I was now sitting on the bed. He walked into the bedroom, handed me my nightly cup of tea and walked over in front of the window. I heard him whisper, “What the hell is that?”

I stood up next to him at the window. He was fully dressed in jeans and a tee shirt and I was wearing my nightshirt with my cup of tea in my hand. We stood staring at this strange glowing red orb slowly moving in the tree.

It had a deep red color and a semi-transparent depth making it multi-dimensional, yet without a fixed shape. I couldn’t determine exact dimensions as the light distorted the size of the orb from second to second making it appear to pulsate as it hovered within the tree.

I would like to give a detailed explanation of what happened from that point onward but that is not how this experience played out. The next thing I recall is waking up the next morning on top of my bed next to my husband.

We were both groggy, feeling as if we had huge hangovers. We apparently had not been under the covers the night before as we were lying on top of them instead. The bed was still made. I was in my nightshirt, but wearing my robe now as well.

My husband was fully dressed in his jeans and tee shirt. We remembered the red orb but had no memory of lying on the bed or falling asleep. My husband recalled getting very dizzy and apparently blacking out.

He also vaguely remembered that he and I had walked out on to our deck the night before after viewing the strange red orb, but he could not recall any details. I could only remember looking out the window. We were confused and felt very odd.

As soon as we woke up that morning my husband immediately walked outside to see if he could find whatever might have caused that red light.

We searched the yard. We searched our neighbors’ yard. We found nothing unusual. My husband climbed up into the tree where the red orb had been hovering. He found nothing at all.

We walked over to the neighbor’s house and asked them if they had been using a bright red light the night before or had seen one there? They acted as if we were a bit nutty. We could not figure out what that red orb had been or why we could not recall anything from the point of seeing the orb until morning.

We never saw that red orb again, nor was its presence ever explained. I do not know what happened that night and I have no idea what that red orb was or why it affected us the way it did.

The reports of orbs being seen over the years has grown since the night I encountered that red orb. I have spoken to a few people who have seen glowing red or orange orbs about the same size that have also been spotted lurking in the night looking down at the world.

I recall reading reports of those who have experienced orbs not only in less populated areas but in crowded cities. Recently I had an interesting phone call from a man who told me of a family who witnessed a large triangle-shaped craft hovering high above a populated area in the mid-west that was releasing smaller red orbs that would float down and seem to hover outside of the homes and apartment windows of those living in them.

It appeared almost as if the orbs were peeping toms simply looking into the people's houses.

I have to wonder if many of the orbs that have been reported have been objects that were released from larger crafts. Another thread that seemed to be running along with orb sightings being dropped from a larger object is that the far larger craft or mother ship was often described as triangle in shape and black.

There have been other sightings of large crafts of different shapes reported as well that have seem to be related to orb sightings. One interesting similarity concerning larger craft sightings is that they have been described as solid black with little or no lighting or markings making them hard to distinguish against the night sky.

A few months ago a paranormal investigator I know who is located in Canada told me he had a very strange experience with a dark shadow type craft slowly gliding along the electric wires and poles late at night near his home.

He too reported the craft he witnessed as solid black and hard to distinguish. He told me that the shadow it cast on the ground as it silently floated along the tops of the wire poles was how he was able to distinguish its shape.

I clearly remember the hunting trip I wrote about where the group of hunters encountered a huge black craft hovering above a group of large electric towers that were grouped with a radio transmitting tower and cell phone tower deep in the woods on the east end of Long Island, New York.

That large black ship had a long laser type ray running down into the towers attached to the wires below. It was one of the most important reports I have ever reported and one that stands out above most others.

Clearly the group of hunters walking in the dark woods just before dawn witnessed something extremely unusual. The craft may have gone unnoticed if it had not had the bright ray attached to the towers and wires.

The men were able to make out the crafts outline as it blocked out the stars and natural light so the outline of the ship was defined.

Many theories were talked about concerning that sighting. Some referred to the incident as a feeding UFO. Others argued that they felt it more likely the object was downloading and or uploading information by way of that group of towers.

I now have to wonder if that craft was not borrowing a charge to energize the orbs that so many have been seeing dashing about our night skies.

The thing that bothers me is that I now tend to think that the orbs may be used as a form of spying on us in our natural habitat.

It may be a way to watch us, record us and possibly hunt us. The orbs may not only report where we are and what we are doing, they may also be able to numb us and take us if desired.

I clearly recall the article I wrote about the middle-aged couple who fought off a large beach ball size blue orb that came after them in their backyard. The man had the presence of mind to fight off the object with a shovel until the couple could escape back inside their home.

The man reported that when he made contact with the orb with his shovel that it burst into thousands of pieces of light that quickly reformed into its original form. However, a few good hard smacks with the old heavy iron and wood shovel did seem to persuade the orb to leave.

Should we be more diligent when sightings or orbs are reported? Should we be taking care to quickly retreat from these things as well as investigating the sky above us when they are seen to see if they are part of a larger craft?

If these things are happening I think we all need to pay attention and try hard to find witnesses to these events, record them if we are able and to report them to your local authorities as well as local TV media.

You do not have to give your personal information to do these things. You can call in and simply ask the authorities and media in your area what those odd lights are over the locations you’re seeing them.

It is easier to ask them what you are seeing instead of telling them it is a UFO. Simply ask what is that huge black thing in the sky and what are those lights coming out of it? Let them seek out the answers.

The point is we need to start taking care of ourselves by speaking out about all the strange events going on around us and to us. I for one did not like that red orb looking into my bedroom that night long ago.

I am less happy it seemed to have contact with us against our will which I cannot fully recall. Not knowing who or what was intruding in to my life and home is a terrifying experience.

I think it is time we all consider our own safety and start to take whatever actions we can think of to involve as many people as possible to many of the strange events many of us seem to be encountering.

At this point I feel any method needed should be used to wake us up and get us moving towards the truth of what really goes on out there right over our heads and now looking into our homes.

I hope you all pay close attention to your surrounding and favor being fully alert and in the moment in this world instead of engaged with cell phones and every other object you seem to get your hands on that numb you to the real world around you.

Do try to keep present and do try to focus on the real world. Too many strange things are happening to far too many people. It is time to wake up and learn the facts of life of what is going on right in front of our noses.

Remember it is only a matter of time before you find you are the one alone looking in to the cold eyes of the unknown. Let us all be aware that odd things happen all the time and it is long overdue for us to start to find the reasons and truth to all the strangeness around us.

Copyright © 2011 Chris Holly all Rights Reserved

Chris Holly’s Paranormal World - http://endlessjrny.blogspot.com/

Email chrisholly61@yahoo.com Phone: 631-887-4818

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The Rhodes Flying Saucer Photograph
Rhoades Photograph
Published: 10:16 AM 9/24/2011

We've dealt with the William Rhodes UFO photo from July 7th, 1947, at this blog and elsewhere earlier.

Anthony Bragalia has provided commentary on the photo.

Hayden Hewes also evaluated the photos (two) in a UFO Report article [October 1978, Page 40 ff.], from which the image above comes.

There are several elements in the Rhoades story that intrigue...

First there is the date of the photos -- July 7th, 1947 -- the time frame of the Roswell incident. Rhodes took his photo(s) in Phoenix, Arizona, where he lived.

Men in Black, allegedly, visited Mr. Rhodes and supposedly warned him about discussing the photos -- that "would be considered and act of espionage" they told him.

Air Force records indicate that the military took the matter seriously, as AF records show [INCIDENT 40, July 7, 1947, 1600 hours, Phoenix, Ariz] Mr. Hewes reports.

An analysis by John A. Clinton, for the Air Force, adjudicated the photos were faked.

But William Spaulding of Ground Saucer Watch disagreed, writing that the Rhodes photos were bona fide, showing a large object (30/35 feet in diameter), about 4000 feet from Rhodes' [box] camera. The object had a light source, not a hole in the middle as some saw it, and appeared manufactured, with venting holes on the back side.

Kenneth Arnold reportedly said, "On June 24th when I made my observation of the nine flying disks, the second one from the bottom looked just exactly like the piture that [a Captain Davidson] drew [for Arnold of the Rhodes craft].

The photos were taken from him by two members of the intelligence community Rhodes said, and they were never returned or found, Rhoades attempting a lawsuit to retrieve them, which was never brought to fruition.

The Rhodes story and photos fascinate some visitors and contributors here, and I can see why; The date of the photography, the men in black, the contrary evaluations of authenticity, the Arnold insinuation, and Rhoades credibility among other elements in this old episode.

More to come?


Rhoades, 1947

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Multiple Unknown Objects Seen over Wrightsville, Georgia
UFO Depiction
Published: 11:08 AM 9/11/2011

Wrightsville, Georgia - 02-07-11

Country: US

Longitude: -82.719859 - Latitude: 32.7293279

Shape: Bullet/Missile, Circle, Sphere, Star-like

Distance: Over one mile

I was with some friends and we decided to go to a local playground near a school where they have taken down all the trees for the kids.

It was light when we got there, and it turned dark rather quickly I remember, but we never thought anything of it.

As soon as it turned dark, I wanted to sit around and look at stars as I normally do because I have a dream to be an astronomer, so we did.

I noticed a few lights that were moving in the sky and with the amount of air traffic out this way I didn’t think it was anything unnatural.

As I continued looking up, more starting appearing and as it caught my eye I started noticing the lights would come on then go off after a few seconds.

They would blink as if in a code, then another would simultaneously blink.

Then all of a sudden, I saw what appeared to be about what had to be over 10 or 15 lights, all going in different directions in the sky, all blinking in different patterns.

I watched the flight path to see if it could be identified as a jet, but I don’t think I know of a jet yet that can take right angle turns and slow down almost to a stop instantly after zooming across the sky.

We continued to watch these lights until they all dispersed and we retreated back to my house.

After the strange appearance we went to lay on my roof to look at the stars again to see if we could find anything else.

Two things happened while on the roof. Both I encountered, but only one of these did one of my friends’ see.

Then one we both saw was a bright flash in the sky just behind a thin cloud cover you could mostly see behind. Now this light was more of a strobe light or a really powerful explosion of light off a high powered projector, but it was in midair as if it was cloud to cloud lightning. But this was not lightning and this cloud could not have produced it being as thin as it was.

My friend's girlfriend, who was up at the moment, wasn’t looking but claims to have seen in her peripheral vision a bright flash.

Now the one I saw and they didn’t is when I was laying down looking up and they were kissing. I know it seems like it’s made up, but I don’t have time to be typing all this making this up.

while they were kissing, I saw a long missile-shaped ship with a transparent bottom shoot overhead towards the light, and I could have sworn I saw more than one, but it was so fast if you blinked you would most likely miss them.

Anyway, this happened all in the same night. And even before all this happened I have been seeing strange lights floating, flying and just disappearing all in the sky.

I hope you find my story credible because I have never told anyone.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2011/wrightsville020711.html

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Submitted to www.mufon.com

Archived Case of the Week

Washington, D.C., August 1, 1966-Oblong Object Descends over House
On July 31 and August 1, 1966, there was a flurry of sightings in the general area of Washington and Baltimore.

Prince Georges County police watched lighted objects maneuvering erratically across the sky. In Baltimore, residents of the Country Ridge housing development were awakened early in the morning of August 1 by barking dogs.

At least two families saw a hovering, egg-shaped object with flashing lights on the top and bottom.

The object made a loud whirring or whining noise, according to the Baltimore News-American (8/1).

That night, physicist Vasil Uzunoglu, a consultant on micro-electronics, was driving north and east on the Capital (Washington, D.C.) Beltway about 10:55 p.m. (EDT).

He had passed Andrews Air Force Base when, out of his open left window, he saw a light descend and appear to hover briefly, then move rapidly to the east.

Minutes later an oblong object "like a submarine" descended over a house to his left. This time the UFO was much closer, its apparent size as large as the house.

Dr. Uzunoglu slowed his car and looked at the object, now an estimated 200 feet away, for about ten seconds.

At this point it showed details of structure: a peaked top with a red light; an apparently rounded undersurface with red lights; and a large yellow revolving light slightly off-center.

"I could see clearly the top of the body, which was a dark, non-shining material with no sharp edges," he told NICAP. "The most striking part was the eye-like object off-center to the right, with two distinct yellow regions. . . (The lower region) was revolving, blinking or scanning. . . "

Dr. Uzunoglu turned his attention to the highway again, noting that no other cars were in sight. When he glanced back again, the object was moving south "at a very high speed and comparatively low elevation."

He said it disappeared in seconds.



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