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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 386, Issue date, 11-23-09

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UFOs over Heathrow Airport
Depiction
Published: 8:26 AM 11/20/2009

Feltham, Greater London, UK

I work in Feltham near Heathrow airport (almost 1 to 1.5 miles away from the runway). I parked my car in the company car park and was walking towards the Company building entrance. It was the 9th of September 2009, and it was a bright, sunny morning with no clouds.

It was around 8:50 AM, and I could see the usual air traffic of planes coming in to land and planes taking off. But suddenly in the distance in the western sky, I could see a spherical, silver object which was emitting alternate red and blue lights.

I initially thought it to be another plane, but then released that I have never seen a plane in that part of the sky and traveling from west to east.

So I stopped and thought to have a look at the object and my suspicions grew. I was somewhat overjoyed as I thought I was seeing a UFO, but wanted to confirm it before I could tell others. The spherical, silver object was not traveling in a straight line and was making a zigzag motion (like a snake) and I immediately knew that I was watching a UFO, as I have never seen any plane moving in that fashion.

I thought of taking a picture, when suddenly out of nowhere another spherical object appeared near the first one. I was totally confused as I didn’t see that object before and how it suddenly appeared.

I was looking at those objects when I realized that I could see 2 more spherical objects along with the first two. And then more objects started appearing as if they were getting turned ON by someone. It almost felt like someone is turning on different bulbs in a big dark room.

I could sense that they knew that I was watching them as more and more objects started appearing. I could see around 15-20 spherical objects in the sky, and they were traveling from west to east over Heathrow. I tried to capture it on my cell-phone, but didn’t capture them as I was so happy to see a UFO and so preoccupied with it, that I didn’t realize that I had forgotten to click the record button.

They was a couple of people who watched it along with me. None of us had a camcorder or even a proper camera to take a picture. The objects then came overhead and started flickering various lights, red, blue, orange, and white and it seemed as if the objects were moving in a pack and communicating with each other and flying as if they were playing a game.

The objects slowed down somewhat when they were over our heads (as if they knew that we were watching them), and then sped in the eastern direction with speed. They accelerated so fast that I was amazed at their speed. The objects where easily over 10,000 ft above us and I couldn’t see any exhaust or any trail left behind from the objects.

All this happened in 10-12 minutes, and then I went in to the office and told all my colleagues about it. No one believed us and made fun of us, stating that it can’t be true and no such thing exists.

I tried to look at the clip on my cell phone and realized my mistake. The other 2 guys had also not taken a picture of the objects and even they were the subject of fun as we couldn’t prove what we had seen. I was very embarrassed by the constant fun and my mistake, and decided to keep quite about the incident.

From that day I was constantly visiting this website to check if anyone had reported this sighting, and was amazed to know that no one had reported seeing any UFOs on that day as they had passed over a crowded city area in broad daylight.

I am not sure if anyone would believe me or my colleagues when I send this email, but I don’t care as I know that I have seen UFOs and I am very happy with that. I always wanted to see them since I heard about them about 15-20 years ago when I was a teenager and my dream had come true.

Next time if I see them again, I would be probably more careful and would at least take some photos if not a short video clip.

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Man Remembers Bright Saucer UFO over South Carolina, 1980
Depiction
Published: 8:52 AM 11/18/2009

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina - 12-06-1980

My visiting girlfriend and I decided to take a late night walk on the beach. We parked the car and proceeded down a path towards the beach where the brush was grown up and formed a tunnel about 10 feet long to walk through before opening onto the dunes.

Upon exiting the tunnel the dunes, beach and ocean become a vast expanse of visibility. As we walk towards the ocean we notice how still and quiet everything was. The sky was perfectly clear, and the ocean was motionless allowing the reflection of the stars to be clearly seen on the reflection of the water's surface.

A few ships' lights could be observed on the horizon either coming into or leaving Charleston Harbor, though they didn't appear to be moving.

We both sensed an uneasy feeling at the extreme stillness of the night and the ocean, and were ready to go back home when we noticed what seemed to be a very bright, flickering star very low in the sky over one of the ships in the distance.

While we were observing it wondering if it was a planet or what, it suddenly moved left to right from hovering over one ship to hovering over another one some distance away from the first.

The movement was almost instant and the distance was finger tip to thumb tip at arm's length on the horizon, and 3 fingers at arm's length off the wate'rs surface.The object hovered there for a few minutes, then began to meander back and forth when a bright, white light shown down to the water.

At this point we assumed it must be a search helicopter as it seemed to be searching the waters off the coast. As it was doing this, it also began to come closer and closer to the shore. As it did, it became apparent that this was no helicopter. It slowly moved to within 100 yards of the shore, hovering 50 ft above the water not creating so much as a ripple.

The reflection in the water was perfect, even the stars could be seen reflecting their light. It stopped directly in front of us and sat hovering there a few minutes. It then moved to the right, and sat hovering diagonally from us, still over the water for a few more minutes.

It then moved again and hovered over the beach 100 yards south of us as if observing but keeping i's distance from us. It hovered 50 ft over the beach not creating any disturbance or noise.

It was an incredibly bright, saucer-shaped object with colored lights all over it, blinking in syncopated patterns that changed when the motion of the craft changed. It sat there for a couple minutes as we stood there in awe of what we were seeing. Suddenly it began to move again, this time directly in our direction at the same slow speed.

At this point my blood ran cold as my girlfriend screamed and turned to run the other direction. I too turned, and took a few steps running away from the craft when I turned my head back to get a look at where it was. It was not down the beach anymore, but was hovering over one of the beach houses a couple hundred yards away, cocked at a 45 degree angle. A ring of red lights was flashing around the perimeter of the object with all the other lights out. It sat hovering there for a few minutes before drifting off east over the island to be obscured by the houses.

We sat on the beach waiting to see if it would come back. After a few minutes, we observed 2 of these objects high in the sky flying towards the ocean in like a formation, one behind and below the other. As we watched them fly out over the ocean, they both disappeared before flying out of visible range.

Upon arriving home that evening we called around to see if anyone had reported these objects and found no reports. We chose to not report it at that time. I'm not sure why, probably extreme confusion mixed with a bit of fear. Or a bit of confusion mixed with extreme fear. Not sure which.

It was a profound event which has changed my life in the 29 years since observing it. Knowing something trumps believing in something, and this is scary knowledge which few people are ready to hear about. I've never seen a picture or video or description to match what we saw that night.

Only in the general sense of being saucer-shaped. I've been looking now for 29 years and this craft is still unique in appearance and behavior.

I am trained in electromechanical engineering as well as being a certified lighting designer and an accomplished musician. I also have been a respected salesman in the electrical industry. I served in the Army 75- 78 and have a music degree. My musician skills are recognized by many around the world as extraordinary and I currently teach guitar for a living. I was honorably discharged from the service and graduated college Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. I'm known for my honesty and professionalism and this one very strange event.

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SYDENHAM: Mum and Daughter's Alien Fear over UFO Sighting
Depiction
Published: 4:36 AM 11/16/2009

By Mark Chandler

A mother and daughter had the fright of their lives when they saw two strange orange lights in the sky. Nurse Sue Hentschel was driving her teenage daughter Jessica to a dance class when they witnessed a terrifying vision in the sky.

Their car was stuck in heavy Sydenham traffic on November 2 at around 6.10 pm when they saw two mysterious lights. Mrs Hentschel, of Stembridge Road, Anerley, said: “We saw these two lights which were orange coming towards us.

“My daughter looked up and said ‘Mum, what’s that?’ I didn’t know. I just said ‘What the hell is that? What is it?’”

She says they stared dumbfounded for several minutes as the lights hovered over Hazeldene School. Mrs Hentschel stuck her head out the window to make sure it was not a reflection she was witnessing.

Jessica took photographs of the objects using her mobile phone.

Mrs Hentschel said: “I was looking over at other people’s cars to see if they noticed but everyone was just trying to get home, travelling along in a daze.

“One light moved in front as if they were coming nearer to each other. Then one just shot up into the sky at a million miles an hour. It shot into the atmosphere and disappeared. The other one just turned into an orange dot in the sky.”

Mrs Hentschel says she has never believed in aliens before, but the out-of-this-world experience has completely changed her outlook.

She said: “If it was 1am on a Saturday and I’d had a few glasses of wine I’d understand. I thought crikey, this is really amazing. I’m a total believer now. I think it was some sort of UFO activity, I really do. It really did look like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”

She added: “I don’t know if they were aliens or not. I guess they must have been aliens if something was inside.”

Mrs Hentschel admits the alien encounter has badly affected her 15-year-old daughter. She said: “My daughter’s terrified. It really scares her. “I keep saying to her we’ve been chosen, we’re going to be abducted. “I think I’ve frightened the life out of her.”

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http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/4738918.SYDENHAM__Mum_and_daughter_s_alien_fear_over_UFO_sighting/

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Mike Conley's Tales of the Weird: The End is Near and it's Nothing New
Mayan Structure
Published: November 18, 2009

By Mike Conley | The McDowell News

Will the world come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012?

A new movie now playing in theaters vividly depicts a cataclysmic event that destroys entire countries. The trailer for the movie "2012" urges viewers to "find out the truth."

To help promote the new movie, the studio has created a Web site that is operated by the fictional Institute for Human Continuity. On this fictional but realistic looking Web site, people can register for a lottery number so that they can be among the small group to be rescued from the global destruction.

A NASA official said his agency has received over 1,000 inquiries from people who thought the Web site was genuine. NASA has even gotten emails from teenagers who are contemplating suicide because they don't want to see the world end.

But what is really going on?

What has become known as the 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of different beliefs and proposals, all of which predict that cataclysmic or world-changing events will occur in the year 2012. This could occur on or around Dec. 21, which is said to be the end-date of the 5,125-year-long ancient Mayan calendar.

This idea has been derived from various theories about "ancient astronauts," speculative interpretations of mythology and beliefs in numerology.

Many folks believe that on Dec. 21, 2012, the Earth and its inhabitants will undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation and that 2012 could mark the beginning of a new era of enlightenment or existance.

Others believe that the 2012 year will mark the beginning of the dreaded apocalypse and the world will come to an end. Both ideas have been spread around the world in numerous books, TV documentaries, Web sites and other groups.

Although it is a hot topic now, none of this is new. In 1975, the movie "The Outer Space Connection" was playing in theaters. Narrated by Rod Serling, this documentary dared "to prove the unthinkable. We are not alone in the universe!" The film explored different ideas about how aliens from outer space helped the Egyptians, Mayans and other ancient civilizations build their awesome pyramids and temples. It covered such subjects as UFO sightings and the aura that eminates from people's bodies.

The film also speculated that the Mayans got their long calendar from these extraterrestrials.

In addition, the book version of "The Outer Space Connection" states that aliens would return to Earth on Dec. 24, 2011, a year before the 2012 date. This too is based on the long Mayan calendar.

"The Mayan calendar operates on a 5,000-year cycle," reads one section. "The most recent cycle will end Dec. 24, 2011. We believe that is when the space colonists will return."

I assume that this kind of "return" would not consist of some UFO hovering over a lonely field or road in the middle of the night. This time, the aliens would park their craft in front of the White House or just outside the United Nations building in broad daylight and in front of TV cameras. There would be no doubt about it.

However, various scholars dispute the idea of a worldwide catastrophe happening in 2012 or aliens returning to Earth in 2011. Experts on the Mayan civilization state that the idea of the Mayan calendar ending in 2012 or 2011 is not an accurate version of history. To the modern Mayan people, the year 2012 is largely irrelevant, according to a Web site.

Scientists state that the world will not come to an end in 2012. NASA officials compare the current phenomenon to the fears about Y2K (remember that?). In 1999, many people, even our local officials, were making preparations for what might happen when 1999 switches over to 2000. Nothing dramatic happened then and nothing dramatic should take place in 2012, say scholars and scientists.

Contact Mike Conley at 652-3313, ext. 3422 or e-mail nconley@mcdowellnews.com.

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UFO Debunkers and Fuzzy Footage
Depiction
Published: 16 November 2009

Opinion piece by Michael Cohen - m.cohen@allnewsweb.com

Dinosaurs known as UFO debunkers, perhaps better described as human-supremacists, suppressors of the reality of alien visitation to planet earth, love employing the ‘UFO footage catch 22’, If it is too good it is a computer generated image and if it is a fuzzy blob it is inconclusive.

This way of thinking also infects UFO researchers who will dismiss footage based on the fact that it is too unclear. But how do they think a UFO should look and how could they possibly know?

Aliens, having evolved in different circumstances to earthlings might not have the same set of senses that we do. Even if they do utilise the same senses to perceive the universe they might not rely primarily on sight, for instance. Their craft would operate according to the practicalities of their own key senses.

Our senses might only be able to perceive many of their craft as fuzzy blobs at best. Many witnesses to UFO events describe what they saw in very dramatic terms only to be let down by accompanying footage. Witnesses more dormant senses might perceive what is happening, tricking their eyes but not their cameras.

Many UFO enthusiasts base their knowledge of UFOs on the Roswell tale and a good few unverified ‘whistleblowers’ who allegedly once held top-secret positions in the army or government. They expect bolts, rivets and sheet metal on an alien ship: how absurd. Much of the ‘UFO Industry’ is sadly just big business.

Debunkers of UFO footage are of course doing a free service to powerful cliques that control human existence. For these powers the reality of alien existence is a serious threat. These same debunkers often lump UFO enthusiasts in with conspiracy theorists.

While sadly, many conspiracy theorists promote the most dangerous of ideas, including racism and ultra-nationalism, which should be deplored and avoided at all costs, being suspicious of authority and power is however the healthiest of human conditions. Few humans seek positions of power for altruistic reasons.

Modern day Western civilization is little more than an orgy of selfishness and egoism: The noble concept of individualism twisted into something grotesque. The victims are Third World nations, non-human earth species and the environment.

‘Know-it-all’ debunkers play their part in pushing the idea of human supremacy in this universe. An idea very much essential to the rather debauched Western civilization that rules this world. When benevolent ETs truly give up on us and our self-destructive behaviour goes into overdrive these people might not be so smug.

The Idea of human supremacy doesn’t just suggest a massive waste of space out there. If indeed it is the case it would be the cruellest of jokes.

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http://www.allnewsweb.com/page9599894.php

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The Man Who Shot an Alien
UFO Depiction
One harsh November evening in 1961, Paul Miller and three buddies were on the way home after a hunting trip close to Minot, North Dakota. Suddenly, something they described as a “glowing silo” landed on a nearby field.

They first believed that it was an airplane that had crash landed, but they were forced to change their minds when the object suddenly disappeared.

But when the four decided to drive away, the object reappeared and two humanoids stepped out of the craft.

Miller, who was struck by panic, shot one of the beings, apparently injuring it. The second being fled. On the way home, Miller and his team had a “blackout” and lost track of three hours. They then decided not to tell the story to anyone.

The next day when Miller arrived to his office (at the Air Force), he was visited by three men wearing black suits. They said that they were from the government and they began asking questions about his encounter and Miller later recalled “that it seemed that they knew everything about me, and they probably already knew my answers.”

Instead it seemed that they were more interested in what clothes Miller had worn at the time of the encounter and the men followed Miller home to take a look at them. The men made such a threatening impression on Miller that he didn't dare to tell his story for many years.

Sent by Alexander Gottfridsson

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original source: The Unexplained – An Alien World, Orbs Publishing, London – 1980.1983


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