Mathilda’s Weird World Weblog

July 11, 2008

UFO spotted next to Lancashire tornado, 6 July 2008.

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I’m not joking. What was it doing?

Pat Regan, 51, of Brook Road in Ainsdale, said: “I always take my camera with me when we go out in the country. It was only when we looked at the pictures later and someone pointed it out to us.

“At first we thought it was nothing, probably just an aeroplane or a bit of debris but as we zoomed into it, we thought ‘what is this?’

“It’s a green-brown colour and oval shaped. One of the fellows from the national press said it’s one of the best UFO pictures he’s ever seen – the way it is just there next to the grey funnel of the twister.”

Apparently he was out fishing at the time of the tornado.

July 8, 2008

British UFO sightings at ‘bizarre’ levels

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By Laura Clout
Last Updated: 2:36PM BST 07/07/2008
Whether alien activity or natural phenomena, reports of UFOs have flooded in this summer from across the country.

Plotted on a map of Britain, the sightings can be seen to stretch from Liverpool to Dover and from Llanelli to Derby.

Whatever the explanation, experts agree that the number of suspected flying saucers has hit unusual highs this summer.

Malcolm Robinson, who studies the phenomenon, said: “Something very bizarre is happening in the skies over the UK.”

The founder member of Strange Phenomena Investigations, added: “There has been an unusual number of sightings recently.

“Some experts believe it could be linked to global warming and craft from outer space are appearing because they are concerned about what man is doing to this planet.”

Among mysterious flying objects spotted in recent months was a ‘glowing’ disc spotted above the M5 motorway.

Royal Navy aircraft engineer Michael Madden said he watched the UFO for three minutes before it ‘zoomed off’ near Weston-super-Mare in Somerset.

Earlier, in Basingstoke, witnesses claimed to have seen a fleet of 12 orange objects in the night sky for half an hour.

And in St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan a police helicopter crew gave chase to another UFO after it appeared to veer at speed towards their aircraft.

One UFO spotter however was left red-faced after his report of a mysterious flying saucer in South Wales turned out to be nothing more other-worldly than the moon.

They aren’t kidding. I’ve never seen so many reports in such a short space of time.

Today’s UFO sightings, 7th July 2008

Filed under: Aliens, UFO's — Tags: — mathilda37 @ 12:17 pm

There seems to be a real flap going at the moment. Are the aliens intrigued by our portrayal of aliens of TV and are paying a visit to see if we really are that paranoid? Do the writers of Torchwood know something about UFOs in Wales that the rest of us don’t?

UFO was like a ‘ball of flames’

A MYSTERY UFO was spotted in the sky heading towards Gatwick Airport on Saturday night.

The Parker family from Mutton Hall Hill said they saw an object which looked like a ball of flames.

It appeared to be taking the usual flight path of planes coming in northwards from the continent towards Gatwick or Heathrow.

But it suddenly veered off to the east before going out of sight.

Karl Parker said: ‘It could have been a military flare of some sort as it appeared to go with the prevailing wind.’

Did YOU spot the UFO flying above Abertillery?

Less than a fortnight after reports surfaced about South Wales Police pursuing a “flying-saucer shaped” aircraft, after it zoomed over St Athan Ministry of Defence base in the Vale of Glamorgan, the Gazette received a phone call from an Abertillery man claiming to have spotted a UFO.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said he was amazed to see an unexplainable flashing craft in the sky above his Gladstone Street home.

He said: “About 12 o’clock I was dozing on the chair when my wife woke me up saying to come and have a look at something. So I got up and we could see this thing that looked like a spinning top flying really low. in the sky.

“It was like a carousel with orange and white lights. It wasn’t a helicopter or a plane.”

Before he had a chance to capture the craft on camera it flew over the mountain in the direction of Ebbw Vale.

More sightings of Hounslow UFO

The mystery around a UFO seen swooping through Bedfont skies on Sunday deepens as more people contact us with similar strange stories.

Yesterday Bedfont gran Lynne Martin, of Beech Road, appealed for fellow witnesses after spotting a trio of mysterious lights ‘swooping and merging’ in the skies above her home at 11pm on Sunday night.

Within minutes Isleworth mum Kimberley Eliadef contacted us, adamant she saw something she could not explain in the night sky on Sunday.

“My neighbour thinks we’re all barmy,” she said. “But four of us saw itand so did two dog walkers I met in the park. There were threedisk-like lights following each other and moving away, then meeting inthe middle.”

Ms Eliadef, of Tolson Road, was so intrigued she contacted TwickenhamStadium to check they were not responsible. But a spokesman insistedthey had no major events or lighting checks scheduled on Sunday.

Hounslow resident Harmeet Sethi also spotted the unidentified objectsflying through the air and was so alarmed he contacted the police.

“I saw them with my friend,” said Mr Sethi, of the Great West Road. “Wechecked to see what it was but couldn’t find anything and the policeweren’t interested.

“I tried to take a picture but it wouldn’t come out on my camera phone. I just don’t know what they could have been.”

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said she was ‘not aware’ miltary operations going on in the area at the time of the sightings. She said: “The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.
 
“If required, sighting reports are examined with the assistance of the Department’s air defence experts. Unless there is evidence of a potential threat, there is no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported.”

A spokeswoman for NATs, the main air traffic controller for Heathrow, said: “There was’t any unusual activity at that time of evening.”

UFO sighting in south Norfolk

Lights in the sky: Did you see anything unusual in the sky at the weekend?

A UFO has been spotted in a south Norfolk village.
A Garboldisham resident was walking his dog on the village’s playing fields when the sighting was made.

The man reported seeing a large yellow beam of light that shot across the sky repeatedly for about ten minutes at about 12.30am on Saturday.

He said: “There’s no doubt about what I spotted.

“I frequently walk my dog at night, but this is the first time I have ever seen anything like that.

“It wasn’t a plane or anything, it was definitely a UFO – I got quite scared.”

Garboldisham is midway between Diss and Thetford on the Norfolk-Suffolk border and the sighting is not the first in the area, with Suffolk named a UFO hotspot earlier this year

July 2, 2008

University tests metal to see if it’s ‘not of this Earth’.

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AURORA, Texas — A century-old legend of aliens in Wise County could become part of history.

University of North Texas researchers are analyzing pieces of unsual metallic objects to see if they could have come from a UFO.

Some people believe the metal came from a spacecraft that crashed in Aurora back in 1897.

The History Channel program “UFO Hunters” recently made the discovery while searching in a cemetery.

Because of an agreement with the network, UNT won’t reveal what they determined after examining the evidence, so you’ll have to watch the show when it airs in the fall.

I’m thinking, if it is hinky, we’ll never get to know about it!

July 1, 2008

Yet another UK UFO sighting! June 25th.

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UFO seen above Harborough
A BAFFLED office worker who saw a strange silver ball hovering in the skies above Harborough has appealed for other witnesses to come forward.
Rachael Berry said she saw the shiny, metallic looking ball moving above fields near to the Brampton Valley Way before it disappeared from her sight near Clack Hill.

Miss Berry (33), of Stockwell Close, witnessed the phenomenon from her office at Cps Ltd, in Sovereign Park off Lathkill Street on Wednesday afternoon last week (June 25).

She said: “This thing hovered up and down and across quite slowly. It was too big in scale to be a simple party balloon. It was quite visible in the distance from my office window.

“I would say it was fairly large but nowhere near the size a hot air balloon would be at that distance, and not the shape of one either – it was perfectly round and very, very metallically shiny.

“The ball moved at a good pace but stopped a few times and went up then down a bit then carried on to the left.”

Miss Berry said the ball had a rigid ‘tail’ about 2.5 metres in length hanging down from it and continued to move until appearing to stop above Clack Hill.

She added: “It hovered there and went up and down a few times, then dissappeared. I don’t know if it vanished or came down in the field. I lost sight of it. ”

Miss Berry’s sighting comes in the same week that three soldiers captured footage of UFOs flying above Market Drayton, Shropshire.

And this is not the first sighting of mysterious objects in the skies above Harborough.

In August and September 1996 dozens of people came forward to say they saw UFOs above Welland Park Road, De Lisle Close and Farndon Road.

Scores more reported seeing lights in the sky during the summer of 1997 and in January 2006 the Ministry of Defence released a report detailing a January 2004 sighting of a black triangular aircraft with three lights.

In March last year more than a dozen people contacted the Mail after witnessing strange lights in the night sky above Harborough, but the puzzle was solved after it emerged they were Chinese lanterns released during a birthday bash.

Aliens from prehistory

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So, there are quite a few depictions of what I’d loosely describe as ‘aliens’ in cave art, some of them are pretty ancient.

Sego Canyon Utah, 7,500 BP.

From Tassili, 8,000 BP.

Val Comonica, Italy, c. 12,000 BP.  Kiev ‘alien’ figure, 6,000 BP. This is the most convincing one, in my opinion.

Wandjina’s from Australian cave art. These are meant to be spirits that bring rain. They are meant to be about the same size as children (Greys?).

Legends about the Wandjina say that they once caused a great flood that devastated the landscape and wiped out the human race. Disappointed with the corrupt behavior of humans, the Wandjina opened their mouths and released a torrent of water (Sounds familiar).

After the flood, the Wandjina spread out to different parts of the land. They created new humans and helped them set up a new society. To prevent further floods, the Wandjina kept their mouths closed. In time, their mouths disappeared completely.

There are quite a few medieval depictions, I’ll do them in another entry.

A UFO spotted over junction 21 of the M5.

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Alien UFO by J21

01 July 2008
   
A UFO has been reported over the M5 by Weston.

A Royal Navy aircraft engineer has claimed he saw a disc-shaped object floating before it flew off at high speed.

In a report in the Telegraph 25-year-old Michael Madden says he was with his colleague when he saw the alien craft on Sunday at around 9.50pm. It hovered for around three minutes above junction 21.

Familiar with many types of planes, he said the UFO was like nothing he had seen before in his life.

They really are having a good ole fashioned UFO flap over in Wales.

Fresh claims about ‘the Welsh Roswell’ of 1974

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New UFO witness reopens 1970s mystery of the ‘Welsh Roswell’

One of Britain’s greatest UFO riddles refuses to go away as a new witness emerged today – 34 years after the alleged ‘close encounter’.

The Government is said to have covered up 1974’s event in North Wales, where scores of residents reported a massive tremor, strange lights in the sky and secret-service-style ‘men in black’ scouring the area.

It has been dubbed the ‘Welsh Roswell’ after the famous U.S. case in which aliens were allegedly found by authorities in New Mexico.

UFO believers claimed aliens crash-landed in the Berwyn mountain range and their bodies were transported by the MoD to top-secret Wiltshire research base Porton Down.
 
No new details of the alleged incident emerged in May when hundreds of MoD documents about UFO sightings were released.

But now, fresh claims by retired gamekeeper Geraint Edwards, of Llandderfel, Denbighshire, have reopened the debate.

He told the makers of a new Channel Five documentary – being broadcast tonight – that a flying saucer hovered for 10 minutes above the mountains on February 15 1974 before it disappeared into space at impossible speed.

He said: ‘It was definitely a flying saucer. It was a pity I didn’t have a camera because it was there for at least 10 minutes, just hovering.

‘We were on the way down to play darts when something caught our eye in the south-east, so we stopped.

‘It looked like a rugger ball, but the ends of it were more pointy. When it took off, it just went like lightning on the same line as it hovered.

‘I wrote it down in my diary. It was 6.45pm on the Friday night.

‘If we were coming back from the pub, people would be saying, “They’ve had one or two.” But we were going TO the pub.’

Three weeks before, on January 23, 1974, the villages of Llandrillo and Llandderfel, near Corwen, were rocked by a tremor measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale.

Reports of coloured lights and objects in the sky immediately afterwards, and unusual military activity in the following weeks, fuelled speculation that a UFO had crash-landed.

Sceptics maintain the explanation was an earthquake and a coincidental meteor shower. The ‘men in black’ are explained as being seismologists researching the quake.

They also insist that a bright, twinkling moon-sized ‘orb’ seen by Mr Edwards’s former neighbour Pat Evans was just a lamp carried by poachers on a nearby mountainside.

But one of the poachers has now told the Five documentary they had finished for the night by that time and their lights were switched off.

Farmer Huw Lloyd, 48, who was a teenager at the time, said: ‘Whatever it was, it was kept quiet. I think there are things we should know about. And things that have happened have been covered up.’

Firefighter Adrian Roberts, who was thrown from his settee by the tremor in January 1974, told the programme makers: ‘What are they hiding? There was a lot of military action in the area. Areas were secluded off from the public. It was about three months before anyone was allowed to go near the site.

‘What people have seen and reported simply could not be made up.’

Retired North Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Elfed Roberts, who was a sergeant at the time of UFO incident, was rushing to Llandrillo moments after the tremor with his superior when they saw the mysterious lights.

He said: ‘As we were driving, all of a sudden we saw this green light in the sky ahead of us and it seemed to be an arcing light, but it was very sudden, totally unexpected, different to anything ever seen before.’

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