April 13, 2012
By Lee Speigel
“UFO sightings continue everyday all around the world.” –KTRN
Many UFO reports seem to focus on objects described by witnesses as either shaped like a diamond, saucer, or disc, or as very bright — almost blinding — lights.
On the evening of April 5, 2012, over the Costa Mesa area of California, a motorist reportedly saw a diamond-shaped object hovering about a mile away from him.
In his report filed with the Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON, he also claims to have heard a humming sound emanating from the object.
“I saw what appeared to be a diamond-shaped vehicle in the eastern sky approximately one mile from my location,” reported the witness, whose identity is being withheld while the case is under investigation.
“While I was driving, I noticed the vehicle hovering, so I thought it was a helicopter, but it did not have aviation lights, and it was much too big to be a helicopter.”
When the witness pulled off to the side of the road for a better look, he said the object tilted on its side.
“And then I was able to see it was in the shape of actually two diamonds connected in the middle,” he said in the report. “At first I thought it was a hoax, but this vehicle was much too sophisticated to be a toy, and very large. It made a humming noise that I could hear from approximately a mile away.”
The witness added that the UFO had four lights on it that he described as “brighter than the sun lights.”
March 5, 2012
“If you want to see a UFO – visit one of these places. They are out there.” –KTRN
12. Colares Island, Brazil
Known as “the most dangerous place to see a UFO,” there is chilling evidence that this island was attacked by flying saucers in 1977. Coming out of the night, the mystery craft reportedly fired laser-like beams at the island’s population, killing two and injuring nearly 100. The Brazilian military conducted a thorough investigation, but the truth has never been determined.
11. Chile’s UFO Trail
Chile is famous for UFO sightings… which is why the country’s tourism board built the UFO Trail, where adventurers may (or may not) get to see an ET. For serious enthusiasts only, the trek includes four hours on horseback above 10,000 feet before hiking the 19-mile trail. But even if no UFOs show up, hikers will find themselves on a landscape consisting of 200 perfectly sliced granite-like blocks, thought to be a landing site for ancient astronauts.
UFOs are seen regularly along the Pacific Coast Highway, all the way from San Diego to San Francisco. An estimated one million people witnessed a UFO dodging anti-aircraft shells over LA in February of 1942. Add in every sci-fi movie from Close Encounters to Independence Day and the fact that the state always leads the country in unexplained sightings, there’s only one conclusion: if you really want to see a UFO, California is the place to be.
9. Gulf Breeze, Florida
This small city on Florida’s panhandle became famous in 1987 when a man named Ed Walters made public a number of dramatic photographs of UFOs — the result, he claimed, of his own close encounters. While researchers deemed the pictures a hoax, more than 200 other witnesses have since come forward to report UFO sightings in Gulf Breeze, many backed up by photographs and videos depicting UFOs that look exactly like those that Walters had captured.
February 2, 2012
By Daily Mail
The stunning image of a UFO was captured on video last week, but is it an alien craft, or is there a simpler explanation?
Anthony Piceno, of American Fork, Utah, said he was drawn to the sight in the air because it was like nothing he had ever seen before.
His footage of the object later appeared on The Weather Channel.
The video shows the blue craft resembling a spinning top floating in the sky and moving very slowly.
Mr Piceno said: ‘I looked up in the sky and, you know, it was just a different object, it was neon blue, red flashing lights’.
He watched the object floating in the sky for a few minutes, observing how it was ‘just cruising slow’ in the sky.
But as with any UFO sighting, there are skeptics, who have their own ideas about what the flying object really was.
January 17, 2012
By Lee Speigel
“UFO sightings are on the rise. Keep looking up at the skies. If you see something weird, remember to report it to your state’s MUFON chapter. It’s important to report any UFO sighting.” –KTRN
During the first week of 2012, UFO reports streamed in from around the world as numerous eyewitnesses described and videotaped strange things in the sky.
Whether they were balloons, conventional aircraft or misidentified astronomical objects, the new year of UFO sightings is off and running as the worldwide proliferation of digital video cameras and phone cams makes it easier than ever to photograph unusual sights in the sky above us.
The Colorado-based Mutual UFO Network, the largest UFO investigative organization in the world, received many reports of UFOs during the first week of the year from eyewitnesses in 36 out of 50 states.
April 12th, 2011
By: Kase Wickman
As a treat to history buffs, the FBI has launched a blog called The Vault, displaying old memos and documents that might interest the public. The documents garnering the most attention, however, are about Unidentified Flying Objects. And not just any UFO — the FBI has released the long top-secret Roswell Memo and the letter from Agent Guy Hottel that claims that aliens were aboard a UFO that crash-landed there.
The 1947 incident in Roswell, New Mexico has been the calling card for UFO enthusiasts since the late 70s, so the memo’s official publication caused quite the stir.
However, there’s not much cause to think that the government has suddenly changed its position on UFOs by releasing these documents. The documents have been leaked several times before, they’re just in the news cycle now because the FBI reminded the public of them.
More than that, there’s nothing close to admittance of UFOs in the documents: Agent Hottel’s letter is merely a retelling of an informant’s story about alien autopsies — Hottel isn’t even based in New Mexico, lowering the value of the tale even further — and recommends no follow-up investigation. Similarly, the Roswell memo reinforces that the object was a weather balloon, not a “flying disc,” and also recommends no follow-up.
Those who have always claimed conspiracy or government cover-up in relation to Roswell will continue doing so, and outlets such as the International Business Times will publish wide-eyed reports on the memos that have been in front of us all along, but are now collected in one place and acknowledged by the FBI.
In the meantime, the Hottel memo and the Roswell memo are embedded below, courtesy of the FBI, and The Vault’s other memos about “unexplained phenomenon” can be found online for some fun reading.