Increase in UFO Sightings: Is Someone 'Out There'? Jan 3, 2019 2:04:05 GMT -5 Sam likes this
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Increase in UFO Sightings: Is Someone ‘Out There’?
Over the Christmas holidays, Debra Thompson, identifying herself as “Kiawah Island Girl,” posted a video of a strange orange-red UFO on YouTube. “It was about 9:33pm EST of [sic] the coast of Charleston SC,” Thompson wrote. “I have an unobstructed view in all directions. Earlier in the evening I put a light up Christmas tree on outside light up. I went outside to unplug it when I noticed this beautiful red sphere in the sky. I knew it was not Venus, it was in the North West Sky. It was moving toward my direction and also seemed intelligently in control,” and moved around a bit and disappeared into a pin hole, then it reappeared back to its same size in a few minutes.” According to Thompson, she called the local airport and was informed there was nothing on radar and the object was a weather balloon.
The Charleston Post and Courier reported the incident and confirmed Kiawah Island is no stranger to UFOs, particularly around the holidays: On the night of January 1, 2015, a bright orange disc was spotted over Rivers Avenue. Three weeks later, according to MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network), there was an “array of sparks” observed crossing Hamlin Sound near Mount Pleasant. In August 2018, mysterious lights were spotted above Myrtle Beach, which also prompted speculation concerning their origin. And there have been numerous other reports of strange lights and unidentified objects in the sky above the South Carolina coast.
Are There Extraterrestrials Out There? Do aliens really exist? This question has caused debate and controversy for centuries. From Roswell to Suffolk’s Rendlesham Forest, these are the sightings which UFO hunters have hailed as proof of extraterrestrial life. Recently, strange footage emerged of a mysterious object moving and changing shape in the sky over Sweden. The intriguing video was captured by baffled motorists within the city of Gothenburg and sparked rumors of whether the footage is conclusive proof of otherworldly visitors.
UFO/Alien Sightings Through the Years.
According to blogger Sam Monfort, UFO sightings are at all-time high. The self-proclaimed alien expert surmises there have been in excess of 100,000 recorded UFO sightings in the past 100-plus years. And there are many more believers out there. From an “alien autopsy” video from 1995 to a video of fighter jets apparently chasing a UFO over the M5, there are hundreds of photos and videos people have claimed to be proof of alien life. There’s even a clip of a UFO supposedly attacking a Taliban compound, as well as “sightings” throughout the world, including Peckham, England. Most of the videos have been debunked by experts. In the M5 clip, for example, the motorway trucks appear to be models. While the Peckham UFOs were “almost certainly Chinese lanterns,” former Ministry of Defense UFO investigator Nick Pope told The Sun, he added that “true believers wouldn’t be dissuaded” by evidence the videos are fake.
Meanwhile, popstar Peter Andre claims to have seen “several UFOs” on a family trip to the Nevada desert, also the site of America’s famous Area 51 – a highly- classified military base at the center of alien conspiracy theories because of scores of UFO sightings in the area. Then there’s artist Dave Huggins, who believes he lost his virginity to a busty alien called “Crescent” and has fathered 60 “hybrid” babies. Some even believe a painting of Christ’s crucifixion that hangs on the wall of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the Eurasia nation of Georgia is proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago.
In July 2017, new research was published that suggested “free-floating” earth-sized plants could exist and some of them could even be able to harbor animal life. And at the end of August, alien hunters from the Breakthrough Listen project detected “fast radio bursts” emanating from a mysterious cluster of stars – which may have been produced by “extraterrestrial civilizations.”
In October 2017, an Australian woman took a photo of what she believed was a “flying saucer” hovering over the Great Barrier Reef. Far North Queensland is considered a UFO hotspot, with several sightings of mystery aircraft in the sky over the past several decades.
A UFO shaped like a tic-tac stalked a US aircraft carrier for days before vanishing into thin air, according to a Pentagon report which emerged in May of 2018. The object – which could reportedly hover in mid-air and make itself invisible – bamboozled US Navy fighter pilots during a training exercise in the Pacific Ocean in November 2004.
In July 2018 a secret dossier revealed that British spies spent at least 50 years searching for UFOs in the hope of stealing alien technology.
The Roswell Incident. The Roswell UFO incident is a world-renowned conspiracy theory concerning the existence of beings from outer space. In the summer of 1947, a farmer discovered unidentifiable debris on his ranch just outside Roswell, New Mexico. The remains from the crash were examined by personnel at Roswell Army Airfield (now Walker Air Force Base) and on July 6, 1947, the headline on the front page of The Roswell Daily Record proclaimed: “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region.” Many years later, the US Air Force claimed the debris was the remains of a weather balloon, but if this were the case, why didn’t someone say so in 1947? More than 70 years have passed and the debate continues with no end in sight. And every summer, people from all over the world congregate at Roswell’s UFO Festival to celebrate the occasion and experience the location where visitors from the wild blue yonder impacted Earth.
Whatever happened in Roswell, it didn’t end in 1947. Less than a year ago, on February 24, 2018, two passenger jet pilots reported seeing an “object” shoot above them at 40,000 feet – a few hundred miles from the Roswell UFO crash.
Rendlesham Forest. Sometimes dubbed the “British Roswell,” a somewhat similar incident occurred in Suffolk’s Rendlesham Forest in 1980. On the night of December 26, military personnel from RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge, both in Suffolk, saw strange lights in a nearby forest. Three men went to investigate and two of them encountered a small, triangular-shaped craft: they later produced drawings of what they saw. One member of the trio, Staff Sgt. Jim Penniston, got close enough to touch the side of the object. Two nights later, Deputy Base Commander Lt. Col. Charles Halt, USAF, and his team also encountered the UFO and were left baffled by the experience. Thirty-eight years later, in January 2018, formerly unseen footage revealed that at the time of the incident, Halt indicated there were hours in which Penniston and Airman John Burroughs were “unaccounted for” and the two “may have been abducted” by aliens.
UFO Highway. Chuck Zukowski and Debbie Ziegelmeyer, a brother and sister team of paranormal investigators, discovered what they dubbed a “UFO Highway” across America. The siblings believe the 37th latitude is something of a UFO or paranormal highway along which extraterrestrial craft enter and exit Earth. Their theory is now the subject of a book called The 37th Parallel by Ben Mezrich. In a 2006 interview with The Sun, Zukowski explained: “Back in 2006, I was looking at my cattle mutilation investigations – there were huge similarities between them all – most of them were laying [sic] on their right side, they’re laying [sic] east to west and then I noticed that lots of them were on the 37 degree latitude. I called my sister at midnight and I said, ‘Didn’t you have cattle mutilations on the 37 degree latitude in Missouri?’ And she said, ‘Yes’ and we started looking more into it. We soon realized it wasn’t just cattle mutilations – there were all kind of events. We’re up until 2:30 in the morning going through all these cases and started seeing these amazing patterns.” The 37th latitude runs from California through Nevada, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and across to Virginia.
In the meantime, Paul O’Grady is too terrified to go to sleep because he may awaken surrounded by aliens of the outer-space variety. The 62-year-old British news personality even fears he is being watched by extraterrestrial beings from outer space after listening to an interview with 80s pop singer Kim Wilde.
Britain’s Secret UFO Dossier. An official government UFO dossier, referred to as “Britain’s X-Files,” contains a cache of 15 unusual incidents in British skies. It has now been released by the Ministry of Defense, but it is very difficult to obtain the files. The Sun Online exclusively revealed that Freedom of Information requests in relation to the dossier could be blocked by EU law. The University of Manchester and Breakthrough Initiatives are currently running their own £77 million search for alien life, however, experts are yet to find any concrete proof.
NASA and ETs. NASA is the expert in space activity, but has remained notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to extraterrestrial life. However, the agency was previously forced to deny claims from hacking group Anonymous that an alien announcement was imminent. It also has rejected bizarre claims from former CIA case officer Robert David Steele, who said NASA is running a child sex slave colony on Mars.
To date, there is no evidence of life beyond Earth but, when it comes to unexplained events, the finger is frequently pointed toward alien activity. Meanwhile, stargazers received “some very peculiar signals” while observing a distant dwarf star. Those listening at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico were conducting a planet-spotting mission when the strange “pulses” came over the radio between April and May 2017. It wasn’t until two weeks after the project ended that the mysterious signals from Ross 128 (GJ447), some 11 light years away, became apparent.
In December 2017, NASA announced the Kepler telescope had discovered a new planet in a far away solar system, which lies within the habitable zone. The planet, called Kepler-90i, proves that stars can have their own solar systems.
Invasion from Outer Space. The Sun Online spoke to experts concerning what the UK would do if extraterrestrials were to touch down on British soil. Nick Pope, former Ministry of Defence UFO adviser, said he believed “key players would include the Secretary of State for Defence, the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Government Chief Scientist.” This means, in the current cabinet, Brits would be in the hands of Michael Fallon, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach and Professor Sir Mark Walport.
The founder of UFO and paranormal hunters Strange Phenomena Investigations, Malcolm Robinson, adds there is definitely a protocol in place – we just don’t know about it. “They won’t publicly admit it, but I believe that they have a program up their sleeves for the lukewarm possibility of an alien invasion – and I completely believe they have something planned for the event,” he said.
US President Donald Trump has proposed creating a space force, though not for the purpose of fighting alien invaders (i.e., those from out of this world) attacking lower Manhattan. In August, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Trump administration is laying the groundwork for a new space force and eventually a separate military branch dedicated to space. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan called for a similar system, dubbed “Star Wars” by critics, but it never advanced beyond the research phase. At present, the United States is capable of identifying and destroying ballistic missiles of all ranges and, presumably, the same would apply to any alien spacecraft entering Earth’s atmosphere with less than noble intentions.
Sources: Mark Price, The Rock Hill Herald, December 31, 2018; Josie Griffiths, The Sun, November 8, 2018; Fox News, January 2, 2019; Bloomberg, Fortune, August 7, 2018; and the US Department of Defense.
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