Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: Beware The “Trickster” Radar Bogeys

When it comes to Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, the subject is met by the irritating shrill of the “Noisy Negativists” screaming, “where’s the proof”?, “where’s the evidence”?, “how come we don’t have a piece of a flying saucer”? Good, straight, to the point questions actually. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being skeptical. Questioning everything is a good thing, as long as one excludes…

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Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: Beware The “Trickster” Radar Bogeys

When it comes to Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, the subject is met by the irritating shrill of the “Noisy Negativists” screaming, “where’s the proof”?, “where’s the evidence”?, “how come we don’t have a piece of a flying saucer”? Good, straight, to the point questions actually. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being skeptical. Questioning everything is a good thing, as long as one excludes their emotions, beliefs and preconceived notion’s of the question at hand and start from the beginning, with a clean slate. Do the research first, then you can come to your own conclusions.

I’m very fortunate regarding this matter because I, along with millions of other folks around the globe, had my own sighting (Read All About It Here), and I’m not at war with myself debating UAP reality. I know the enigma is real because I, along with probably hundreds of others in Mississauga, circa 1980, saw it with our own eyes. It was as real as a passing train. As real as an airliner flying overhead. Therefore I don’t need to look for evidence of UAP reality, my eyes made up my mind up for me already. But for others out there, scientists and everyday folks alike, finding evidence of this phenomenon is understandably paramount. The question is, what are we dealing with here? What is this UAP business all about?

Now unlike these so-called UFO experts who’ve never witnessed the phenomenon themselves, yet seem to have all the answers, I’m not going to blindly propose UAPs are extraterrestrial spacecraft piloted by aliens visiting us earthlings from other stars. Even after all these decades of reminiscing, reliving the experience, reading, researching and watching countless documentaries, I still don’t know what this “Enormous Ferris Wheel” in the sky was or what it represents. Actually, I think the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis is the least likely explanation (Read More Here). I surmise it’s something far more profound and unexpected. But what the hell do I know anyway. I’m just Joe Citizen who witnessed something like out of a Science Fiction movie that was totally astonishing. Don’t believe me?
I don’t care.

So let’s go back to the question, where’s the evidence? Well I hate to rain on the Nay Sayers parade, but the evidence is there…it’s everywhere! Cave drawings from the dawn of Man, in The Bible, even ancient religious paintings, if one were to take the time and look for it. In modern times, I’m talking about physical trace evidence like broken tree branches, unusually high radiation in soil samples, circular patterns and impressions on the ground at landing sites. I’m talking about the electromagnetic disruptions and interference in cities, automobiles and aircraft. I’m talking about the countless photographs and videos taken by educated professionals in various high-ranking positions and so on and so on.

To me, the most impressive, irrefutable evidence of UAPs are found in cases involving multiple witnesses on the ground and in the air simultaneously, by civilians, the police, military personal etc., accompanied with radar targets painted from the ground in conjunction with airborne radar. I mean really, what more evidence do we need? Criminals in a court of law have been convicted on far less circumstantial evidence!

I found a reputable site called NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena) run by Dr. Richard F. Haines . The research organization specialize in both current and historical UAP incidents and observations. They are specifically interested in those cases involving concerns for aviation safety.

Dr. Richard F. Haines has compiled a catalogue of over 3400 aviation related UAP cases. He has conducted a comprehensive review of UAP reports by U.S. air traffic controllers and pilots from the past 50 years. A result of this effort is Richard’s paper “Aviation Safety in America-A Previously Neglected Factor”. It contains analyses of over one hundred reports of UAP involved in near misses, close pacing, disrupted avionics, and collisions. These events either occurred to US aviation professionals on domestic or foreign flights, or foreign aircrews operating in US airspace.

I’m not an author or a writer, just a one finger typer therefore I’ve listed a very brief example of some fascinating cases which I hope will be of value to some. If you’re interested and are willing to take the time, just Google these cases for a more detailed reports because it would take me forever to write it.
Yup, gotta do the research!

Enjoy

Aircraft Visual Radar Cases

Multiple Pilots Witness Large Object Near Guernsey, United Kingdom

April, 23, 2007 – Guernsey, United Kingdom

Two experienced airline pilots on separate flights saw something up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on Monday afternoon. ‘It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000 ft. up and stationary,’ one of the pilots said. “At first, I thought it was the size of a 737. But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.”

Source: The Guernsey Press & Star – St Saviour, Jersey, – April 26, 2007 ID: 1148

Case Type: PressReport Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Witness Photo, Radar, Multiple UAPs, Witness Sketch

Mexican Air Force Pilots Film 11 UAPs

March, 2004 – Over Campeche state, Mexico

Mexican Air Force pilots filmed 11 unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state in Mexico, a Mexican Defense Department spokesman confirmed. A videotape was made widely available to the news media. The lights were filmed using infrared equipment. They appeared to be flying at an altitude of about 3,500 meters (11,480 feet), and surrounded the Air Force jet.

Source: Associated Press / Jaime Maussan ID: 263

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Radar, Military, Pilot/Aircrew, Photo, Multiple UAPs, Witness Photo

Chinese Air Force Pilot Chases ‘Mushroom-Shaped’ UAP

October, 19, 1998 – Changzhou, China

The [Chinese] air force had a prolonged up-close encounter with a UAP last month that one fighter pilot described as “just like ones in foreign movies,” a government-controlled newspaper reported Thursday. At least 140 people on the ground also saw the object. They described an object with a mushroom-shaped dome on top and a flat bottom covered with bright, continually rotating lights.

Source: AFP (Agence France Presse) – November, 1998 ID: 1074

Case Type: PressReport Features: Group Sighting, Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar, Body Lights

America West Airlines Flight 564 UAP

May, 25, 1995 – Bovina, Texas, United States

A Boeing 757 piloted by Captain Eugene Tollefson and First Officer John J. Waller, was passing near Bovina, Texas. Captain Tollefson left his seat to look [at a line of regularly flashing lights]. As the lightning flashed behind the lights, it silhouetted something that to the observers appeared to be a large, dark, cigar-shaped object between 300 and 500 feet in length.

Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com ID: 225

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Radar

Belgium Triangle UAP Sightings

October, 1989 – Belgium

From October 1989 throughout 1990, hundreds of reports of lighted objects, frequently described as enormous and triangular in shape were recorded in Belgium. Air Force supersonic F-16 jets chased these strange objects, which were simultaneously tracked by both airborne and ground radars. The Belgian Government cooperated fully with civilian UAP investigators, an action without precedent in the history of government involvement in this field.

Source: Don Berliner ID: 1125

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Body Lights, Military, Mass Sighting, Witness Sketch, Radar, Police

Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 Over Alaska

November, 17, 1986 – Alaska, United States

In November, 1986, a Japanese crew of a jumbo freighter aircraft witnessed three unidentified objects while flying over Alaska, USA. This sighting gained international attention when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it was going to officially investigate this sighting because the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Anchorage, Alaska, had reported that the UAP had been detected on radar. The UAPs in this case were tracked on both ground and airborne radar, witnessed by experienced airline pilots, and confirmed by a FAA Division Chief.

Source: Loy Lawhon ID: 287

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Radar

Jet Chase Over Brazil

May, 19, 1986 – Brazil

As many as twenty UAPs were seen and tracked by ground radar and at least six airplanes. Unidentified radar returns were tracked by airports in São Paulo and the Integrated Air Defense & Air Traffic Control Center (CINDACTA) in Brasilia. Two F-5E and three Mirage jet fighters were scrambled from Santa Cruz AFB in Sao Paulo State, and Anápolis AFB in Goias State.

Source: Don Berliner, UAP Briefing Document ID: 51

Case Type: StandardCase Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Multiple UAPs

Retired Chilean General In Air Encounter With Large ‘Banana-Shaped’ UAP

1978 – Antofagasta, Chile

Retired General Hernan Gabrielli Rojas had squared off against a gigantic UAP while engaging in a training flight in the skies of northern Chile. According to the military man, the object was the size of 10 or 15 aircraft carriers, and its presence was picked up by the radars aboard two F-5 jet fighters as well as the Cerro Moreno airport in Antofagasta.

Source: Inexplicata, Scott Corrales, editor / Ovnivisión (Chile) / Revista TOC / Terra Chile ID: 997

Case Type: PressReport Features: Military, Pilot/Aircrew, Witness Photo, Radar

F-4 Jet Chase Over Iran 1976

September, 18, 1976 – Tehran, Iran

One of the best documented UAP-aircraft incidents, when a UAP was observed flying over the restricted airspace of Tehran, Iran. Two U.S.-made F-4 Phantom II jet fighters of the Imperial Iranian Air Force were scrambled, but as the pilots closed in on the target, their communications and weapons systems were suddenly jammed. The incident was confirmed by high ranking officers of the Iranian Air Force and later documented by several agencies of the U.S. military.

Source: Don Berliner, UAP Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence ID: 200

Case Type: MajorCase Features: E-M Effects, Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military

UAPs ‘Escort’ Mexican Aircraft

May, 2, 1974 – En route from Guerrero state to Mexico City, Mexico

Carlos Antonio de los Santos Montiel was flying en route from Guerrero state to Mexico city in his Piper Aztec 24, he became aware of three objects positioned extremely close around the plane. He heard a noise from below, as if one of the objects had collided with his plane. He then noticed that the aircraft controls and landing gear were frozen.

Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 24 No. 2 (Aug 1975) ID: 311

Case Type: StandardCase Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Vehicle Interference, Multiple UAPs, Witness Photo

Domed Disc Near Airliner, Confirmed By Radar

February, 14, 1973 – McAlester, Oklahoma, United States

A domed disc near cargo airliner, confirmed by the airplane’s airborne radar. The object was disc-shaped with a transparent dome on top, and a silvery, highly polished surface. The object reacted to the sweep of the plane’s radar. Pilots from the airliner saw two or three shadowy entities moving around inside the object.

Source: Richard Hall / UAP Casebook ID: 15

Case Type: StandardCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Radar, Humanoid/Occupant

Chilean Navy Ship Encounters large UAP; Tracked On Radar

October, 24, 1969 – Chile

The incident involved a Chilean Naval destroyer and was witnessed by crew members and the commander of the vessel. Up to six UAPs, including one large object, were observed. The objects were verified on radar and observed visually. As the main object moved over the ship, the vessel’s power went out.”

Source: Bill Chalker ID: 1016

Case Type: StandardCase Features: Military, Water-Related, Radar, Multiple UAPs, Humming, E-M Effects, Body Lights, Group Sighting

Sheriffs Watch High-Performance Discs (The Michigan Sightings / ‘Swamp Gas’ Case)

March, 14, 1966 – Dexter-Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

Washtenaw County sheriffs and police in neighboring jurisdictions reported disc-shaped objects moving at fantastic speeds and making sharp turns, diving and climbing, and hovering. At one point, four UAPs in straight-line formation were observed. Selfridge AFB confirmed tracking UAPs over Lake Erie at 4:56 a.m. Their stories were backed up by more than 100 witnesses

Source: FUFOR (Fund for UFO Research) ID: 778

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Police, Radar, Witness Sketch, Group Sighting, Mass Sighting

Red Bluff Incident

August, 13, 1960 – Red Bluff, California, United States

California Highway Patrol Officers Charles A. Carson and Stanley Scott were on patrol when they sighted what they thought was an airliner about to crash. When the UAP had descended to about 100 or 200 feet altitude it suddenly reversed direction and climbed to 500 ft. Description: round or oblong surrounded by a glow (color not mentioned) and having definite red lights at each end. They continued to watch the UAP as it performed “unbelievable” aerial feats. (NICAP, 1964)

Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com ID: 107

Case Type: MajorCase Features: E-M Effects, Radar, Police

Object Tracked On Multiple Radar Flying At 5,000+ MPH

January, 1958 – Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

“I was on duty as a radar ATC operator and observed on my radar an object flying at 5,000mph+ and making impossible 90 degree turns. I coordinated and confirmed sighting with at least 3 other radar sites.”

Source: UFOEvidence.org ID: 334

Case Type: RawReport Features: Radar, Military

The RB-47 UAP Encounter

July, 17, 1957 – Gulf Coast Area, United States

An Air Force RB-47, equipped with electronic countermeasures (ECM) gear and manned by six officers, was followed by an unidentified object for a distance of well over 700 mi. and for a time period of 1.5 hr., as it flew from Mississippi, through Louisiana and Texas and into Oklahoma. The object was, at various times, seen visually by the cockpit crew as an intensely luminous light, followed by ground-radar and detected on ECM monitoring gear aboard the RB-47.

Navy Sees ‘Flying Saucers’ On Radar Screen

December, 16, 1954 – Goulburn, Australia

Navy pilot has reported seeing two “flying saucers” flash past him while he was flying over Goulburn, N.S.W. Radar officers at Nowra Fleet Air station picked up the objects on their screen.

Source: Daily Telegraph December 16th 1954 ID: 22

Case Type: PressReport Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military

The ‘Sea Fury’ Incident

August, 31, 1954 – Nowra, Australia

One of the most controversial radar visual reports of the fifties occurred on August 31st, 1954. The story leaked out in December, 1954, and made front page headlines. The official navy file on the event remained classified until the Directorate of Naval Intelligence released a copy upon my request in 1982. During his 1973 visit to Australia, Dr. Hynek was able to interview the pilot involved in this famous incident.

Source: Bill Chalker ID: 66

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military

The Kinross Air Force Base Incident (Jet Disappears While Chasing UAP)

November, 23, 1953 – Lake Superior, Michigan, United States

On the evening of 23 November 1953, an Air Force radar controller became alerted to an “unidentified target” over Lake Superior, and an F-89C Scorpion jet was scrambled from Kinross AFB. Radar controllers watched as the F-89 closed in on the UAP, and then sat stunned in amazement as the two blips merged on the screen, and the UAP left. The F-89 and it’s two man crew, pilot Felix Moncla and radar operator Robert Wilson, were never found, even after a thorough search of the area.

Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com ID: 610

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar, Witness Photo

Ellsworth Air Force Base UAP Incident

August, 5, 1953 – Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, United States

Shortly after dark on the night of twelfth [sic], the Air Defense Command radar station at Ellsworth AFB, just east of Rapid City, had received a call from the local Ground Observer Corps filter center. A lady spotter at Black Hawk, about 10 miles west of Ellsworth, had reported an extremely bright light low on the horizon, off to the northeast.

Source: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, Former Director of Project Blue Book ID: 41

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military

B-29 Radar Visual, Multiple Witness Observations

December, 6, 1952 – Gulf of Mexico, United States

When watching the radarscope, Coleman observed two UAPs which he tracked at a speed in excess of 5.000 miles per hour, quite impossible for planes of the day.

Source: UFOs at Close Sight (Patrick Gross) ID: 16

Case Type: MajorCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar

The Haneda AFB Case, Japan, 1952

August, 5, 1952 – Haneda US Air Force Base , Near Tokyo, Japan, Japan

This is one of the cases that the Colorado Project has considered “explained” – a star and an anomalous radar propagation. Not so. On the contrary, as a careful study of the records shows, it is a very interesting case of anomalous flying objects in the sky who fly under intelligent control and cannot be of human origin.

Source: UFOs at Close Sight (Patrick Gross) ID: 10

Case Type: StandardCase Features: Radar, Military

F-86 Intercepts And Shoots At Saucer-Shaped UAP

1952 – United States

In the summer of 1952 a United States Air Force F-86 jet interceptor shot at a flying saucer. This fact, like so many others that make up the full flying saucer story has never before been told… The object was definitely round and flat saucer shaped. The pilot described it as being “like a doughnut without a hole.”

Source: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, ‘The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects’ (Credit: NICAP.org) ID: 1024

Case Type: StandardCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar

The Bethune / Gandor Air Encounter

February, 10, 1951 – Gandor, Newfoundland, Canada

US Naval Reserve Lieutenant Graham Bethune, copilot of Flight 125, first sighted a huge object [at least] 300 feet in diameter on a near collision course with their aircraft. “A rough estimate would be at least 300 feet in diameter, over 1,000 miles per hour in speed, and approached to within 5 miles of the aircraft.”
Courtesy of ufoevidence.org

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Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: Astronomer Observes Bright Object Shooting Off In 3 Seconds

I occasionally post a UAP report which I believe to be a genuine sighting because of the high…

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Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: Astronomer Observes Bright Object Shooting Off In 3 Seconds

I occasionally post a UAP report which I believe to be a genuine sighting because of the high quality nature of the observer. In this case, a highly educated, amateur astronomer observes an unknown aerial object which shoots off “at incredible speed to infinity. Within 3 seconds it was gone.”, a common description of the phenomenon observed. Enjoy.

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Case of the Month – Case# 49531

 Grand Island, New York. July 5, 2013. 6:30pm ED

An amateur astronomer, who has his masters degree in electrical engineering, observed an incredibly bright light appear to the northeast of his position. His wife, who also witnessed the event, went to grab her husband’s binoculars. With the binoculars the husband was able to clearly make out a grayish rectangular domino-shaped object that had an incredibly bright bank of white lights on its side. The power of these lights was like nothing he had ever seen before. The object dipped downwards and the engineer/astronomer was able to see that on top of the object was an upside down saucer-shaped glowing red circle. The witness dashed inside to get his telescope. He returned just in time to see the object turn towards the north and take off at an incredible speed. Within three seconds it was gone.

A drawing of the object was provided by the witness and is shown below.

UAP

Here is the sighting in his own words: “I was relaxing in my backyard with my family at 6:30 pm when my wife observed an incredibly bright light to the northeast appear. I took a quick glance and wrote it off as the waning sunlight bouncing off of a civilian aircraft which I have seen many times.

Within 20 seconds I knew this was not that as the light remained stationary. I told my wife to grab my binocs so I could keep the object in sight. The object was roughly above the Niagara River by Niagara Falls but at an elevation of 10 – 15,000 feet.

When she came back I could clearly make out a grayish rectangular, sideways domino shape that had an incredibly bright white bank of light on its side. The power of these lights was nothing I have ever seen in my life. The object moved down a few hundred feet then west a few hundred feet and then shot up a few hundred feet and then just hovered for a couple of minutes.

It then dipped downwards and I could see on the top was an upside down saucer-shaped glowing red circle. At this point my adrenaline kicked in and I dashed into the house to try and get my 12″ Dobsonian dragged outside to get a closer look.

As I swiveled the Dob to the target my wife who had the binocs said its leaving. I witnessed the object turn towards the north and take off at incredible speed to infinity. Within 3 seconds it was gone.

I am a seasoned amateur astronomer with 30 years of experience and I know the location of Venus and am familiar with most civilian and military aircraft. This was none of those.”

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Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: Why Look For Earth Like Conditions For Life?

I’ve been saying this for years. Life is extremely tenacious. Just look at life here. From the…

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Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: Why Look For Earth Like Conditions For Life?

I’ve been saying this for years. Life is extremely tenacious. Just look at life here. From the Antarctic to the deep ocean’s thermal vents where there is no sunlight or oxygen, life manages to flourish. Why narrow our search to Earth like conditions? I surmise the Cosmos is teeming with life and we’ll find it in the most hellish, almost impossible conditions.

The Universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it’s stranger than we CAN imagine!

Kepler-22b

In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they’re ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.

So-called superhabitable worlds wouldn’t necessarily look like Earth but would nonetheless have conditions that are more suitable for life to emerge and evolve, according to the study published this month in the journal Astrobiology.

“In my point of view, astronomers and biologists are biased,” says Rene Heller, an astrophysicist at Canada’s McMaster University who is the study’s lead author. “These scientists look for planets that are Earth-like.”

But it’s possible that Earth is actually only marginally habitable by the standards of the universe, says Heller, who points out that our home may not represent a typical habitable world.

He and co-author John Armstrong of Weber State University in Utah have come up with a long list of traits that might make a planet “superhabitable.”

Such planets would most likely be older than Earth and two to three times bigger, the researchers say. And they would orbit stars that are somewhat less massive than our sun.

Any liquid water wouldn’t be in a giant, deep ocean, but would be scattered over the surface of the planets in shallow reservoirs. The planets would need a global magnetic field to serve as protection from cosmic radiation, and they would probably have thicker atmospheres than the Earth does.

“It’s good to start thinking now about how do we sort of rank these planets in terms of their potential to host life,” agrees Rory Barnes of the University of Washington, who uses computer models to explore the habitability of planets outside our solar system. “I think this paper does a really good job of examining the different kinds of features that all come into play when making a habitable planet.”

So far, scientists have detected about a thousand planets orbiting other stars. Current technology usually can’t reveal much about them — just a planet’s size, density and how far it orbits from its host star.

Planets are said to be in the “habitable zone” when their surface temperatures would potentially allow liquid water to exist on the surface.

“That’s all we can really say at this point,” Barnes says. “We don’t have any clue if they actually are habitable, let alone if they are inhabited.”
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Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon: Reporter And An Air Force Veteran Witness An Enormous UAP

I’ve always had a keen interest in people who’ve witnessed giant unidentified aerial objects because it brings back memories and the emotions I felt when I had my experience with a gargantuan circular object over 30 years ago. (Read about it here)

In 1979…

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