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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 588, Issue date, 11-18-13

Cumbria Police Investigate UFO Sighting over Penrith
UFO Depiction
Published: 12:34 PM 11/12/2013

Cumbria police have investigated an alleged UFO sighting over Penrith late last month, a spokesman confirmed today.

As a call-handler at the force’s HQ in Penrith listened intently, a man on the end of the phone explained that he wanted to report something strange he’d seen in the night sky north west of Penrith.

What he’d initially dismissed as a shooting star turned out to be something entirely different, he said.

The man then described seeing an oval object, travelling in a straight line northwards, at around the height of a small aircraft.

Bright white at the front, it had an orange mid-section, with its rear leaving what looked like a trail of sparks.

Cumbria police confirmed today that officers spent an hour investigating the sighting on the night of September 22, speaking to experts at RAF Culdrose in Cornwall, and scientists at Edinburgh’s Seismic Research Centre.

Neither could throw any light on the sighting.

The incident has come at the end of a three-month period which has seen at least a dozen mysterious UFO sightings in the skies over Cumbria, says one enthusiast.

After failing to find any explanation for the latest report – described by police as a yellow light-ball – officers told the caller it must have been a natural phenomenon. But the caller was clearly not convinced, and posted his account of the encounter on an international UFO website.

He described how he first spotted it at 9.45pm as he was about to lock his front door and go upstairs to bed.

The man said: “When I looked out of the hall window, I noticed what a calm, clear night it was and how the stars seemed to be really bright – brighter than I have ever seen them before.

“Then I noticed a bright light heading towards my house. At first, I thought it was a shooting star. Then as it got closer I could make out details that dismissed it as a shooting star. It flew at the height of a small aircraft and was bright, really bright white at the front with orange in the middle.

“What really grabbed me were the sparks coming from the back, nothing like a meteor. It was way too slow for that and the speed was constant and the angle the same. It was not heading towards the ground as a comet would, but steady in its path.”

The man asked police to check for seismic readings over Scotland in case the object later hit the ground. He said police initially suggested it may have been part of a military exercise.

Cumbria Police confirmed the sighting, their investigations of it, and the conclusion of officers that it had been a natural phenomenon, but the force declined to comment further.

Sharon Larkin, of North West Cumbria UFO Investigations, said: “There has been a rise in sightings in Cumbria in the last three months: about a dozen of them – some over the Solway, some over Cockermouth, and others above the Lake District.

“They’ve included bright white lights moving slowly across the sky. We’ve investigated and they’re all unidentified at present.”

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Airline Passenger Recounts UFO Encounter in 2010
UFO Depiction
Published: 3:51 PM 11/15/2013

Atlanta, Georgia - 10-30-10

I was on a Delta flight from Tucson to Atlanta. We were descending and making our turn to the northeast at about 5,000 ft.

I was in the front of wing, window seat on the right side of the aircraft.

We started our turn and the wing began to rise. I was looking out the window almost north at the Chattanooga valley.

I leaned into the window to continue to look out. I saw a sphere that was a solid mass. It looked like it was made of aluminum with no seams. It had a reflective surface and was about the size of a Volkswagon Bug. I would say it was about 500 feet below aircraft.

It came from southwest under the plane and was traveling to the northeast, beyond the wing. It flew in a straight line.

We were reducing speed and the sphere appeared to be at a constant speed. I lost sight of it after about 30 seconds.

I tried to get my wife to move over to see it, but it was too late. I was very excited. I have flown hundreds of times through this area and never seen anything like this.

I am a civil engineer and have worked outside and around the country. I am still not sure I saw a alien craft, but tt was a UFO to me.

I am also the son of an Air Force pilot, and was born on an air base and grew up for 18 years at or near an air force base.

I saw a picture of a UFO in Washington State in 2003 which looked exactly like what I saw. I hope I see another one.

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Possible Submerged Craft Spotted in Vermont
UFO Depiction
Published: 1:34 PM 11/13/2013

Benson Landing, Lake Champlain, Vermont

Summer of 1988 Benson Landing, Lake Champlain, VT, USA. My friend Gordy and I were fishing at the landing this evening and wanted to stay till morning.

Around 3 am our fire died out, the lantern ran out of fuel and it was too dark to look for wood and the risk of rattlesnakes kept us there.

We were talking about packing up & going home. Just then Gordy spotted what appeared to be a tug boat coming down the lake, but the boats have not been in operation for maybe a decade or more.

It had white & red lights on the side of it (all around as it turned later); as it approached we noticed that there were no waves coming to shore and thought this was odd.

Just as it was maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile to the northwest, you could tell it was above the water and started to turn to the right.

Just as it was coming out of the turn and became level, it shot off into space like a bolt of whitish blue light. The light remained for a few seconds afterwards it was gone; very odd.

We decided it was time to go home then & there. We told the story to others at work the next day & they picked on us for being drunk, but neither of us drank anything.

I submitted this incident before, but never saw it listed.

Lake Champlain was also the site of the 1968 Buff Ledge Abduction.

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Chevron-shaped Object Reported in Alaska
UFO Depiction
Published: 9:03 AM 11/14/2013

Alaska - 09-13-13

I was standing outside my trailer smoking a cigarette. As always, I was star-gazing; looking for shooting stars and satellites.

I can’t recall if it made a hiss or a static sound; then I noticed a chevron shape moving in the sky. My first thought was that it was a flock of birds flying south for the winter.

Then I noticed that there weren’t any wings flapping or a break in the formation. Then I thought, "What the hell is that?"

I couldn’t make out much detail of the object; the chevron shape I saw was the leading edge of the craft reflecting light; it was at about 3,000 ft. altitude moving steadily from the northeast, heading southwest.

I followed it by the way it blocked out the stars. The size was the most impressive. As I followed it, it went directly over town; that’s when I noticed that the back of the craft was rectangular.

I knew then it wasn’t ours, or anything I know of in our military’s inventory. And the size was scary, something that big moving so quietly and fast. It flew over a baseball field here. I believe it couldn’t have landed in the field it was so big.

it took a moment or two to realize what I just saw. I felt a little scared, awed, confused, and mostly excited. When I couldn’t see that object or any other in the area, I went back inside and told my girlfriend what I just saw.

I followed the object from first sight to where I had to lean around the front of the trailer to follow it. When it was over town that’s when I noticed the rectangular shape and the width of it.

I don’t recall if I looked away, or if it just disappeared. After I lost sight of it I looked at my cellphone and noted the time and date.

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Archived Case of the Week

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.

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


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