Fata Morgana & the Quest for UFO Evidence

 “Fata Morgana”, sounds like the name of a sorceress from legendary stories of King Arthur & the Knights of The Round Table, and believe it or not, that’s indeed where the term’s origins lay! However it is also the scientific name for a natural phenomena that could explain a small amount of UFO reports in… Continue reading Fata Morgana & the Quest for UFO Evidence

Mothman

Mothman is a legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from 15 November 1966 to 15 December 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated 16 November 1966, titled “Couples See Man-Sized Bird…Creature…Something”. Mothman was introduced to a wider audience by Gray Barker in 1970,… Continue reading Mothman

Reflections about UFOlogy

Some of the conclusions offered by editor Charles Bowen in the UFOlogy anthology Encounter Cases from Flying Saucer Review (1977) include the first paragraphs from the final chapter “Beliefs.” We believe that “flying saucers,” or UFOs, do exist: the evidence of sight, radar and sound indicates that either might be metallic, or might give the… Continue reading Reflections about UFOlogy

The Trent Farm Photos – Analysis

(This paper was originally published in the proceedings of the 1976 UFO conference of the centre for UFO studies. This  version has been modified slightly in April 2000 for this Publication. This is the first of two technical and historical papers on The Trent photo case that were presented to and published by The centre… Continue reading The Trent Farm Photos – Analysis

Unusual Aerial Sightings – Australian Government Records

“UNUSUAL AERIAL SIGHTINGS” A SEARCH THROUGH THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S RECORDS SYSTEMS Compiled by Keith Basterfield On behalf of the Australian UFO Research Association @2011   Excerpt: Between  June  2003  and  June  2008  a  major  search  was  undertaken  to  locate  and  examine Australian  Government  files  relating  to  “Unusual  Aerial  Sightings”  (otherwise  known  as “Unidentified Flying Objects”  –  UFOs.)  Although the… Continue reading Unusual Aerial Sightings – Australian Government Records

The Warminster Mystery

The books of UK reporter Arthur Shuttlewood (1920-1996) provide insights on the topic of unidentified flying objects and human contact with people from beyond our earthly realm, a subject  considered in previous blog articles about Orfeo Angelucci, Truman Bethurum and Daniel Fry, among others.  Shuttlewood’s first book The Warminster Mystery (1967) chronicles momentous experiences as… Continue reading The Warminster Mystery

West Coast gets UFO fever

Reported in NZHerald – 8th August 2013. UFOs are the talk of the West Coast after reports of one man’s ‘close encounter’ at Rutherglen on Tuesday night. Although no other witnesses have come forward about the sighting; in which Matthew Robert Haisty claims to have come across a UFO parked on the road right outside… Continue reading West Coast gets UFO fever

North a UFO hot spot [The Northern Advocate]

Have you seen any UFOs in Northland? The truth may be out and about in Northland with numerous reports of strange phenomena above the region – from curious lights, mysterious craft and even a possible alien landing, and video footage being sent overseas for expert analysis. Suzanne Hansen, network director for Ufocus NZ research, which… Continue reading North a UFO hot spot [The Northern Advocate]

Rotorua UFO ‘sighting’ goes viral on YouTube

Sightings of unidentified flying objects in Rotorua skies have sparked an online discussion about paranormal activity in the Bay of Plenty. A video uploaded to YouTube claims to have images of UFOs above Rotorua. It has had more than 131,500 hits since being uploaded by someone with the username Horsefarmer1000. The video blurb states it… Continue reading Rotorua UFO ‘sighting’ goes viral on YouTube

UFO News: What Are The Waituhi Lights? (Video)

In the latest UFO news, a father and daughter from Waituhi, New Zealand shot some video of strange lights in the night sky on Friday and are now appealing to the public for help in identifying the unidentified flying objects. Kharma Jones and her father Matthew spied the noiseless, hovering aircraft while on a walk… Continue reading UFO News: What Are The Waituhi Lights? (Video)

UFO sightings in Taranaki & Waikato skies.

 CLOSE ENCOUNTER: Aaron Sellwood and his family saw the unidentified flying object on Tuesday night. A Hawera family had a close encounter amid a spate of sightings of mystery lights speeding through Taranaki and Waikato skies. A flaming ball dancing above Hawera left residents in stunned awe on Tuesday as it zig-zagged through the night… Continue reading UFO sightings in Taranaki & Waikato skies.

UFO sighting over Dunedin, New Zealand two consecutive nights

A resident of Dunedin, New Zealand has captured video of a UFO, or UFOs, hovering in the sky for two consecutive nights. The UFO sightings took place on the evenings of Sunday, March 13, 2011 and Monday, March 14, 2011. The video of these recent UFO sightings is broken into two parts, one for each… Continue reading UFO sighting over Dunedin, New Zealand two consecutive nights

Secret UFO files revealed

Secret Defence Force files reveal hundreds of UFO sightings, details of a top level Government investigative body, and previously unseen reports into the infamous Kaikoura mystery. More than 2000 pages of formerly classified files were released yesterday The files include: Sketches of a “spacecraft” sighted over the Wairau Valley. Letters from a Wellington mechanical engineer… Continue reading Secret UFO files revealed

‘I was ordered to shoot down UFO’

An American jet fighter pilot has spoken of the day he was scrambled to try to shoot down a UFO in British airspace more than 50 years ago.Lieutenant Milton Torres was based in Britain on May 20, 1957 when he received the order: get up there, arm all weapons and fire on sight.He climbed into… Continue reading ‘I was ordered to shoot down UFO’

Origin of Hawke’s Bay ‘UFO’ finally revealed

An object that mysteriously smashed through the roof of a house near Hastings, forcing a light plane to land for a mechanical check, apparently came from a wood-splitter. The incident occurred about a month ago when a Whakatu resident called police and said a chunk of iron had ended up on his living room floor,… Continue reading Origin of Hawke’s Bay ‘UFO’ finally revealed

Hole in Roof from Unknown Object [Hawkes Bay-NZ]

Photograph-George Cunningham and the hole in his ceiling. Photo / Hawkes Bay TodayExperts are mystified by an unidentified flying object that crashed through the roof of a Hawke’s Bay home.Nightshift worker George Cunningham woke about 5pm on Wednesday to find a fist-like hole in his lounge ceiling and a piece of rusty iron on the… Continue reading Hole in Roof from Unknown Object [Hawkes Bay-NZ]

43 Year Old New Zealand Navy Photo Shows UFO

More than 40 years after an official Defence Force photographer snapped an image of the navy cruiser Royalist, debate is raging over the unidentified flying object in the background. The print is believed to have languished since being taken in February 1965, but a plan to display it by the Devonport Navy Museum has sparked… Continue reading 43 Year Old New Zealand Navy Photo Shows UFO

UFO website will record mysterious encounters

By Errol Kiong Scientists are welcoming a new website that encourages people to record their UFO sightings. Veteran Hamilton air traffic controller and pilot Graeme Opie is behind the UFO Focus New Zealand Research Network, which aims to document sightings of unidentified objects in the sky. He says the network has received 48 reports of… Continue reading UFO website will record mysterious encounters