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UFO Casebook Magazine 485, Issue date, 11-28-11

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Highway Encounter - Two Deaths from Radiation
UFO Depiction
Published: 9:39 AM 11/25/2011

Yesterday was Thanksgiving 24, 2011, and I was startled to learn that my late aunt and uncle were either abducted or at least had a ship to vehicle contact.

We had just finished eating when me and my cousin and I started talking about space and UFO stories because we both share a mutual interest in anything to do with space.

When he revealed to me that a month prior to both of my Aunt and Uncle, his parents mysteriously contracted some type of cancer related to high radiation contact.

Now by this time they were in their 70’s and the closest radiation they ever came near would have been microwave oven; a far cry from the radioactive cancerous cells that soon developed both individuals.

My uncle had severe lung cancer I don’t know the exact name but when discovered it was strange as I was always told it was from smoking cigarettes, but he hadn’t had one since the 1950s.

He suffered for a year and finally passed away a horrible and painful death.

Within a year my aunt who was always healthy, never smoked or drank, mysteriously developed some weird cancer that I had never heard of.

She died within 4 months, if that long, of being diagnosed and she didn’t even know who she was when she passed.

I knew nothing of any unusual happenings until yesterday when my cousin informed me to my amazement, because he thought that I knew, but it had been a closely-guarded secret.

Just before my uncle got sick he and my aunt were coming back from a wedding in Florida, keep in mind we live in Virginia.

They said that they noticed a bright light that seemed to be in front of them and seemed to be shadowing them for quite some time.

Then all of a sudden the light rushed toward the vehicle, so bright was it that my uncle slammed on the brakes, both of them throwing their hands up as to shield themselves from the bright light.

All they remembered was they thought their windshield had broken. They soon found themselves on the side of the road in the car as the light vanished as quickly as it had appeared.

The weird thing was they returned home seemingly unharmed by the whatever it was they saw.

However it wasn’t until my uncle started becoming ill that he started having memory recalls of this strange event as did my aunt. Both of whom could have passed any Lie Detector test had they still been alive because they were not ones to believe in anything of this nature.

I was totally shocked when I heard about this, and I am trying to figure out if any other similar reports with similar outcomes have been reported.

I am a FIRM believer that WE are NOT alone, but this is the closest I have come to having any type of contact with anyone that knows personally about a possible UFO encounter.

I myself have never seen a UFO but observed many strange lights in the sky near the Richmond International Airport where I live, but I can’t say with certainty that it was from another place in the Universe.

Thanks for your time and attention.

WCS

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The Russian Navy and USOs
UFO Depiction
Published: 11:34 AM 11/17/2011

The Russian navy has declassified its records of encounters with unidentified objects technologically surpassing anything humanity ever built, reports Svobodnaya Pressa news website.

The records dating back to soviet times were compiled by a special navy group collecting reports of unexplained incidents delivered by submarines and military ships.

The group was headed by deputy Navy commander Admiral Nikolay Smirnov, and the documents reveal numerous cases of possible UFO encounters, the website says.

Vladimir Azhazha, former navy officer and a famous Russian UFO researcher, says the materials are of great value.“Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. Fifteen more – with lakes.

"So UFOs tend to stick to the water,” he said.

On one occasion a nuclear submarine, which was on a combat mission in the Pacific Ocean, detected six unknown objects. After the crew failed to leave behind their pursuers by maneuvering, the captain ordered the sub to surface.

The objects followed suit, took to the air, and flew away.

Many mysterious events happened in the region of the Bermuda Triangle, recalls retired submarine commander Rear Admiral Yury Beketov.

Instruments malfunctioned with no apparent reason or detected strong interference. The former navy officer says this could be deliberate disruption by UFOs.

“On several occasions the instruments gave reading of material objects moving at incredible speed. Calculations showed speeds of about 230 knots, or 400 kph. Moving that fast is a challenge even on the surface, but with water resistance is much higher.

"It was like the objects defied the laws of physics. There’s only one explanation: the creatures who built them far surpass us in development,” Beketov said.

Navy intelligence veteran, Captain 1st rank Igor Barklay comments: “Ocean UFOs often show up wherever our or NATO’s fleets concentrate; near the Bahamas, the Bermudas, and Puerto Rico.

"They are most often seen in the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, in the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle, and also in the Caribbean Sea.”

Another place where people often report UFO encounters is Russia’s Lake Baikal, the deepest fresh water body in the world. Fishermen tell of powerful lights coming from the deep and objects flying up from the water.

In one case in 1982 a group of military divers training at Baikal spotted a group of humanoid creatures dressed in silvery suits. The encounter happened at a depth of 50 meters, and the divers tried to catch the strangers. Three of the seven men died, while four others were severely injured.

“I think about underwater bases and say: why not? Nothing should be discarded,” says Vladimir Azhazha.

“Skepticism is the easiest way: believe nothing, do nothing. People rarely visit great depths. Yet it’s very important to analyze what they encounter there.”

Meanwhile Russian Navy officials have denied the collection of UFO-related encounters exists. A source in the Navy’s service staff said the story may have its roots in the reports of vessel commanders, which describe locating objects of unclear but Earthly origin.

“An illusion of a UFO encounter can result from large fish shoals, floating garbage or natural phenomena,” ITAR-TASS news agency cites the source.

Thanks to RT.com

Ken Pfeifer, World UFO Photos

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www.mufonnjnews.com

All-too-familiar Aliens
UFO Depiction
Published: 9:20 AM 11/25/2011

National Editorial

The first evidence that water might have existed on Mars goes back to 1972 when Nasa's Mariner 9 orbiter took images of a series of canyons over about 4,020 kilometres.

Later missions supported this theory, much to the delight of scientists.

Of course, no direct evidence of extraterrestrial life has been found, but scientists at Washington State University have now devised two rating systems of the moons and planets that have the highest probability of harbouring little green men.

Among them are Saturn's moon Titan and the exoplanet Gliese 581g, a mere 20.5 light-years away in the constellation Libra, the report in the journal Astrobiology proposed.

Should any of these cases be confirmed, the existence of aliens is suddenly not such a ridiculous notion.

The author Arthur C Clarke often lamented fellow science fiction writers' lack of imagination when it came to imagining extraterrestrial beings.

There was no reason, he argued, that they would be in humanoid form, irrespective of the size of their heads or the colour of their skin.

It would seem that scientists are similarly widening their horizons. It was always assumed all life was carbon-based.

Now, however, the possibility that some might be based on other elements, such as silicon, or even on entities unknown to man is openly debated.

Admittedly the new classifications are still light-years away from actually finding alien lifeforms. But until ET comes calling at our door, we will remain sceptical.

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http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/editorial/all-too-familiar-aliens

Now is the Time for a UFO Sighting
UFO Depiction
Published: 10:11 AM 11/26/2011

By Chris Holly

The fall and early winter months have been part of the year that many UFO sightings have been reported. I have had sightings myself during those months over my lifetime.

I have also spoken to many people who have told me that they have had clear sightings during the fall / winter months with October being a prime time for a sighting.

I have had a change in thinking about this and think we many begin to find the reports of sightings changing with the ongoing change in our climate going on around the world. If the cycle of sightings followed seasons we must consider that they too will change as our seasons seem to be changing.

I know for the last few years our yearly cycle of nature has changed dramatically from four distinct seasons to two. In New York or more precisely my area of New York - Long Island, has now become a two season area.

Come April on we have warmer weather with lush flowers. This continues until one day somewhere around November we wake up one day and it is winter. Flowers one day - cold ice the next. One day warm the next day cold and boom, it is winter.

All the in-between seasons are gone. What normally took place in October where I live now only begins to happen in November.

I read constantly all over the United States where the typical weather is being replaced by new and different cycles of nature. I have written before that it is my opinion that our weather changes are man-made manipulation.

Today however, I am not as concerned as why this is happening as I am with the differences it will bring to the world around us.

I long ago realized that UFO activity seemed to be best suited during late summer finding its high point over the fall months winding back down to a normal hum during the other months of the year.

I believe this will continue only differently now as the sightings or activity of the ongoing world of UFO actions change to suit the altered seasons of the planet.

I would not be surprised if the new high time of UFO sightings now switched over to November as its prime time flowing on throughout the winter months.

I also think backing up the new increased activity time for lots of sightings to mid-August would be in order as our seasons shift and twist as the world’s weather flutters and changes.

We can be hopeful that with the changes going on with the planet the humans living upon it may become a bit more involved and aware of what is going on around them.

We are so lost in our own small realities that we seem numb and dumb to what is going on around us. If we as a life form could become united in our awareness of many things that happen around us, above us and below us we would certainly be far more advanced and knowledgeable to our own place on earth not to mention the universe.

Can you imagine if we all looked up while out doing our daily routines what we may begin to see? Instead we stay small and controlled by our cell phones and IPods.

If we could be fully present to the reality around us we would soon learn a great deal more about the world and universe around us. Instead we stay completely unaware of our own surroundings by way of being trained not to be present and instead walking around rather brain dead in our own little self-contained environments.

‘Not seeing the forest for the trees' best describes the human condition presently on earth.

Maybe this year we will slowly shake out our heads and shut off the technology we all walk around with in our hands daily to replace it with conscious observation of what goes on around us each and every day.

Maybe this will be the year we have millions of reports by many people who decided to join reality instead of blocking it out. Now with so many changes happening to our earth it stands to reason we will see changes in the strange and unknown around us as well.

Maybe this will be the year when all of us take the time to look up when someone points out a strange light or unknown craft over heard.

Can you imagine how difficult it would be to dismiss the existence of the unknown objects being seen all over the world if we untied and took the time to not only look for them but record them in mass?

Maybe this will be the year we will all smell the coffee and start paying attention with open minds and curious minds? Obviously our earth is changing.

Surely the odd events that occur on this earth will change too. If we are now in a cycle of high sightings let us all try to be aware and pay attention over the months to come over our heads as well as in front of our faces.

Realizing things are changing we all need to be alert and present to real life around us. Since we are now entering the prime time for UFO sightings I do hope you all take the time to look up and view the sky above you.

Never waste a clear blue sky or a star-filled night. Soak in the beauty as well as keeping an eye open for things that just do not seem to belong there.

I believe so much goes on all the time over our heads that it is only time before we all have a true sighting of something unknown. 'Tis the season to have sightings. You never know when it will be your turn to be the one to next see something completely unexplained.

For now pay attention to your surroundings and keep looking up this winter at that clear winter sky. I have a real intuition that starting November this may be the year for some spectacular sightings of many unknown things.

Copyright © 2011 Chris Holly all Rights Reserved

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

Email chrisholly61@yahoo.com

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1977 - The East Bay UFO Landing
UFO Depiction
Published: 4:38 PM 10/28/2011

West Pittsburg, California - 05-27-1977

Three Contra Costa County, California boys say they saw an object resembling a flying saucer land in West Pittsburg, CA on the night of May 20, 1977. They fled when unknown creatures came toward them, walking like robots and surrounded by smoke or steam vapor.

The Center for UFO Studies, directed by J. Allen Hynek, considered this to be one of only three credible humanoid encounter cases of the year. Since that time there has been some second guessing of this case though it is a lesser recognized close encounter. I have also included 3 other reports during a small flap in 2006-2007 in the same East Bay area of Pittsburg:

Police officers and scientists who interviewed the boys said all three told the same story, in detail, in separate interviews, and said the three boys were genuinely and deeply frightened by whatever they experienced that night.

This incident has now gone down in the record books as one of only three apparently credible cases of a "Close Encounter of the Third Kind" reported in the United States that year, according to the Center for UFO Studies in Evanston, III.

The center, directed by J. Allen Hynek, has a number of distinguished scientists as investigators and consultants.

The center was established recently as "a place where people can report UFO incidents without fear of ridicule and with the assurance that there will be a credible follow-up investigation," according to Richard Haines, a psychologist tor a government agency, who as a hobby helped investigate the West Pittsburg UFO sighting.

Haines was impressed by the depth of similar detail in the separate stories told by the three 14-year-old boys. However, he noted, there is no independent corroborating evidence by other eyewitnesses.

The boys are not expert observers (such as pilots or ship navigators). There were no UFO radar sightings that night. There were no obvious marks on the ground or magnetic changes in the earth at the supposed landing site when Haines visted the location a month later.

There is a chance this could be a hoax or some kind of illusion, he said, noting that there are many possible psychological interpretations of such a story told by boys from broken or incomplete homes who were out late at night, in a strange, dark place.

He noted that the boys reported getting only brief, ill-defined views of whatever it was they encountered. Further interviews under hypnosis probably would not produce more details.

For these reasons, Haines concluded, "I do not believe that the evidence which now exists, as of this time, warrants further investigation."

This incident in Contra Costa County has gone into the international record books. People interested in the question of unidentified flying objects will be talking about it and writing about it for years.

For that reason, it is worth examining in some detail.

As a historic event, the incident at West Pittsburg is one of the last reported sightings of allegedly alien creatures to have occurred in the United States before the advent of the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." The movie made UFO-watching a popular backyard sport in the United States.

The three boys, then 14-years-old, who reported the sighting are:

• Lennie Young, who then lived with his mother, Mary Clark, at 10 Roberts St., West Pittsburg. He now lives with grandparents in Walnut Creek.

Lennie said he is familiar with the area and has spent "many nights" in the meadow where the sighting happened and "knows" that what he saw was not human beings walking in the darkness.

• George Ferrera, son of Muriel Wilder, of 320 First Avenue South, Pacheoo. He had never before been to West Pittsburg and came to town to spend the night with his friend Patrick, who used to live in Pacheco. Police said George was the calmest of the frightened trio on the night of the sightings. His mother said he still has nightmares about the event. "I think he saw a UFO," Mrs. Wilder said.

Patrick Morrison, who then lived at 90 Bay View Avenue (around the corner from Lennie Young) in West Pittsburg. The boys fled in terror to Morrison's home after the sighting. His mother, Wanda Morrison, recently remarried and they now live on Clear Land Circle.

Sometime before 11 PM, the three were at a grassy field north of Willow Pass Road near Mallard Slough Road, in an area between the Santa Fe Railroad tracks and the marsh at the edge of Suisun Bay.

They were considering hitchhiking to the nearby community of Shore Acres or going to "The Pump House," a nearby unauthorized gathering place for local young people.

The pump house, which is near the reported UFO landing, site, is a castle-like structure of concrete and steel, complete with a moat and a bridge, housing the pumps which during some seasons lift fresh water out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for the Treated Water Division of the Contra Costa County Water District.

According to the story the boys later told to Haines and to Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff Douglas Pendleton, they saw a group of bright red lights, apparently joined together, with a blue light flitting like a firefly around the other lights. They said the object flew away rapidly (covering what on the map would be more than three miles in about five seconds) and then came back and landed nearby.

The descriptions vary somewhat, but all remember it having a row of square lights, like windows, with one "window" larger than the others. None of the boys called it a "flying saucer.' Young said it was "round but flat." Ferrera compared it to a flying building. Morrison recalls lights blinking on and off and reflecting from the sides of the flying object.

Then, the boys said, emerging from darkness between themselves and the UFO they saw three creatures 50 to 150 feet away, barely visible in the light from two street lamps and a nearby liquor store.

Lennie Young remembers, "'They were like smoke. They were black. They had no faces. I don't know if they had arms or heads. It was like they had no clothes on. They were walking towards us. They were about 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall.

"I've stayed out all night in that field several times and I know what people look like walking in the dark. They were not people, they were something else."

Pat Morrison said, "They wore weird looking, walking slow. They looked like they were wearing long skirts over their heads. They were black. They walked as if they were linked together," (like figures in a chain gang).

George Ferrera remembers them as "gray objects, with a kind of human shape, but no eyes. They walked like robots.' George's mother said since that night the youth has had nightmares and refuses to go back to West Pittsburg. "His friends had a hard time convincing him to go see the movie 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Mrs. Wilder said.

Haines said that as the boys fled in terror to Pat Morrison's house, they said they looked back, and for a while the figures seemed to be following close behind.

Mrs. Morrison called the sheriff's office.

Pendleton said all three gave the same story and offered to take a lie detector test. The boys did not appear to have been drinking or using drugs, Pendleton said. The deputy said the boys appeared to be genuinely terrified and one boy was shaking badly.

Haines stated that:" I found that the three boys had a consistent story with a level of detail present that does not appear to have been manufactured. If they had made up the story, they would have had to remember it very well. Their fright was very real," Haines said.

He determined that the weather was clear and it was unlikely that the boys were seeing their own shadows reflected on ground fog. He said no American airplanes carry the colors described by the boys. He made a magnetometer survey of the grassy field and found no evidence of magnetic changes or scorched grass or holes at the supposed UFO landing site.

While the pyschologist was making engineering surveys, a well-known engineer was trying to probe into young Ferrera's unconscious memories, but found the boy was not a good subject for hypnosis.

James A. Harder, a professor of hydraulic engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, investigated the West Pittsburg sighting in his capacity as director of research for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization in Tucson, AZ.

Harder said there was no physical evidence at the scene and his talks with the boys Indicated, "There was nothing more we could recover other than what they had already talked about."

Allan Hendry, editor of the International UFO Reporter said, "This is a 50-50 case if there ever was one."

Hendry said he talked to the airport tower supervisors who were on duty at the time at Oakland, San Francisco and Travis Air Force Base and said there were no reports of UFOs-by pilots or on radar that night.

He said two aerial advertising firms in Oakland were not flying at the time.

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FRED GARRETSON - Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA), Apr. 2, 1978

"Eastbay close encounter: Contra Costa UFO rates 'credible third kind' label"

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1977 Flora, Mississippi, UFO Sightings Remain Unexplained
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:48 pm CST March 1, 2011

Witness Describes 1977 Experience

FLORA, Miss. -- One of the most famous UFO sightings in the world happened in Mississippi.

On Feb. 10, 1977, nearly two dozen law enforcement officers witnessed a giant floating object above the tree line in a cotton field off a rural Madison County road near Flora.

A former deputy who said he saw the UFO told his story to WAPT's Darren Dedo. The deputy wanted his identity to be protected, so for the story, Dedo called him Joe.

"I'll tell you what though, most of them around here, you don't realize how many people have had a close encounter with what this is," Joe said.

"It was approximately 15 to 18 feet off the ground, blue in color, kind of metallic blue, portholes around the center of it, shaped like an old spinning top kids use to use."

Madison County sheriff's Deputy Kenny Creel was also there that night. His description of what happened made the Flora incident world-famous. Three decades later, his cousin, Michael Creel, said the deputy is tight lipped about it.

"He didn't really talk about it anymore. He said if he knew it was going to cause such a ruckus, he would have never said anything about it," Michael Creel said.

Dedo spoke with Kenny Creel about the UFO he supposedly saw some 34 years ago. He didn't want to go on camera, but he did tell Dedo by phone that he actually made the whole thing up -- that it was some kind of a joke.

But, others aren't so sure about that./p>

Joe believes Kenny Creel clammed up after the "feds" put the heat on him.

"The CIA told him that he didn't need to talk about it no more," Joe said. "They didn't want it out. I'm not sure what kind of threats were made."

Local UFO researcher Patrick Frascogna has launched a new investigation of the 1977 Flora sightings.

"The initial sighting was Kenny Creel's and James Ray Luke," Frascogna said. "These are credible witnesses in law enforcement."

Joe said people are still seeing UFOs around Flora. In January, he took a picture of something in the sky. He said the sightings are a town secret.

"It's one of those things folks just don't like to talk about," Joe said.

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