Thursday, April 28, 2011


Robert Thomas Rothchild, Jr.
For me, moving from the east coast to the western desert of the United States was quite a change in landscape and attitude. Walking down the street of Las Vegas Blvd. and seeing guys wearing handguns around their waist made me realize that it was very different from the streets of New York. Knowing the history of the western desert and the many sightings of UFO's, I was excited about the chance to witness one for myself. I would often spend many nights just looking up into the desert night hoping for the chance to see what so many others had done so over the years.

After a few months of seeing nothing but airplanes and stars, the time came for a chance encounter for me and a UFO came about. The night was clear and crisp allowing you to really span the horizon, as well as seeing high into a vertical view that was awesome. After a few moments of my eyes adjusting to the darkness a pinnacle of light was moving across the sky just above the horizon. At first it appeared as an airplane, but the way it was darting across the backdrop of the stars it became very clear to me this was no usual streaking of lights. When I realized it was neither a plane or shooting star the moment was very surreal and I had to remind myself that I was watching a piece of technology that clearly was alien.
The way in which this object was moving up and down left to right was truly amazing. It was defying anything that was known to mankind by seemingly darting about our airspace. The most eerie thing about the experience was how silent and fluid it operated within my eyesight. It was a moment in time that is frozen in my memory, and it gave me great pleasure in knowing that we are not alone in the universe.
List of UFO Sightings from Wikipedia
Nevada Highway renamed due to sightings
Date↓Name↓City, State↓Country↓Description↓Kind of Close Encounter↓Sources↓
2001-03-19STS-102 The Washington SequenceSpace Shuttle Discovery while in orbitOuter spaceVideo broadcast during mission STS-102 allegedly recorded by Jeff Challender shows a flash of light and three objects which performed movements which included starting, stopping, accelerating, and making sudden angled turns. Lan Fleming compared the timing of the flash of light and a course change of one of the objects to the timing of shuttle thruster firings and concluded that the flash and the movement of the object could not have been caused by thruster firings.1[111][112][113][114]
2001-07-15NJ Turnpike/Carteret Lights IncidentCarteret, New JerseyUnited StatesAt least 15 people, including 2 police officers, stopped their cars along the New Jersey Turnpike to view stunning, unexplained light formations in the night sky.1[115][116]
2002-01-14Paintsville UFO/Train CollisionPaintsville, KentuckyUnited StatesA train struck a UFO that was hovering over the tracks. The train was heavily damaged, along with two other railroad cars.1[117]
2004-03-052004 Mexican UFO IncidentMexicoA drug-smuggling air patrol recorded on infrared camera what some claimed to be UFOs. The footage was released by Jaime Maussan. Others suggest the objects are oil platform burn-off flares.1[118]
2004-10-31The Tinley Park LightsTinley Park, IllinoisUnited StatesA sequence of five mass UFO sightings, first on August 21, 2004, two months later on October 31, 2004, again on October 1 of 2005, and once again on October 31, 2006, in Tinley Park and Oak Park, Chicago.1[119][120][121]
2005-04-27Washington, D.C.United StatesThe White House was evacuated when a UFO entered restricted air space, then disappeared. It was explained as: "probably a cloud or several birds".1[122]
2006-11-07Chicago O'Hare UFO sighting 2006Chicago, IllinoisUnited StatesUnited Airlines employees and pilots claimed sightings of a saucer-shaped, unlit craft hovering over a Chicago O'Hare Airport terminal, before shooting up vertically. The FAA initially denied having received reports, but information gained by means of the Freedom of Information Act revealed otherwise.1[123]
2007-02-02Islington, London, EnglandUnited KingdomTen to fifteen UFOs are spotted.1[124]
2007-02-16KaliningradRussian FederationA student records a UFO on his video camera.1[125]
2007-03-03New DelhiIndiaA green fireball was seen over Delhi by ten pilots.1[126]
2007-03-07New DelhiIndiaTwo UFOs were detected near the prime minister's residence.1[127]
2007-03-10Cleveland, OhioUnited StatesUFO seen over a peace rally.1[128]
2007-04-23Channel IslandsTwo airline pilots on separate flights spot UFOs off the coast of Alderney.1[129]
2007-05-02Sutton, EnglandUnited KingdomJohn Gregory spotted a UFO after 10 pm. As he was observing the sky he noticed a very bright object, which at first he considered to be a star. Later he began to doubt this, and was very surprised by the very unusual and clear phenomenon, which was visible for miles around. The image, which seemed to be shaped like a face, nose and mouth, remained for about 20 minutes and then just vanished.1[130]
2007-05-11Massillon, OhioUnited StatesAt 10:40 pm, Rosemary Lyons and a co-worker were taking a smoke break outside the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, located at 2935 Lincoln Way West, when they witnessed a UFO. They estimated its size as 60 feet (18 m) in diameter. Lyons: "The first thing I said was 'Oh my gosh. Look at that,' We saw it for 20 to 25 seconds. It was round and luminous underneath. It wasn't a plane, it wasn't a helicopter, it wasn’t a blimp and it wasn't a balloon. It made absolutely no sound. It was flying over just carefree – like it was no one's business."1[131]
2007-05-12Bangor, County Down, Northern IrelandUnited KingdomOrange colored UFOs were spotted during the evening. Clifford Rossbottom said, "There were three orange globes, nearly in a straight line, ... an absolutely fascinating sight. I watched them for five minutes, and then very slowly, they just disappeared. The only thing I thought it could have been was three high-flying aircraft. If that is not the case, then I have no idea, and the only other thing I can think of is in fact that they were UFOs." Belfast International Airport's air traffic control received calls from people (including the Coastguard) who spotted the objects, but the airport reported no aircraft in the area during the time of the sightings. A company called UFO Balloons later claimed their product was responsible for the events. One month later two similar aircraft were sighted over Buela, Colorado.[132]1[133]
2007-05-27Chilliwack, British ColumbiaCanadaDave Francis and Kelly McDonald witnessed a UFO over UCFV campus. Francis said, "I really think it was a UFO. I don’t really care if anybody else believes me ... it was the craziest thing I ever saw. Whatever it was, they were moving from place to place as a unit [and then] just faded away." McDonald said, "I know that I saw something that wasn’t from here. I’ve never seen anything move that way. It wasn’t birds. [As the UFO approached] it broke apart into 20 or more of these little spheres ... birds don’t dive-bomb in at each other. "1[134]
2007-05-28BangaloreIndiaAfzal Khan told CNN IBN that he photographed a UFO, "Today (Monday) at around 9 pm (IST), I and my brothers saw a bright, slow-moving object which looked like a group of lights moving in a triangular formation in the sky towards west/north-west direction. This object was definitely not an aeroplane as it was moving very slowly. We observed the object from around 9 pm until 9.30 pm before it disappeared into the distance. During this time we managed to take some pictures with my camera. The astronomical/space/science departments of any activity in the sky during the above time can be confirmed. We live in Jayanagar area of Bangalore. Another thing that we noticed during this time was an aircraft that took-off from Bangalore Airport was flying very close to this object. It is possible that the pilot of that aircraft could have spotted this object as well."1[135]
2007-07-23Warwickshire, EnglandUnited KingdomCrowd of 100 persons saw a formation of strange lights in the sky for 30 minutes.1[136]
2007-09-25Kodiak Island UFO IncidentKodiak, AlaskaUnited StatesOn September 25, 2007, around 6:45am, a bright red light was flying fast over Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Within seconds, it travelled to Kodiak Island air space, upwards of 131 miles (211 km) away. Many claimed to have seen it descend behind a mountain. Local troopers and Coast Guard personnel were unable to find traces.1[137]
2007-10-30KolkataIndiaMany people claimed to see a UFO near Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Calcutta. It was also recorded by an amateur videographer. It was like a ball of light which some time hovered, sometimes moved very fast and changed shape and size. The video was broadcasted on local news channels.1[138][139]
2007-11-08LarnacaCyprusUFO reported to have come from the coast inland near a village called Catalkoy in small and rapid zigzags, then stopped and hovered for approximately 30 seconds before making a smooth ascent at 45 degrees east.1[140]
2008-01-01San Diego, CaliforniaUnited StatesNine separate lights were spotted moving in an arc formation across the sky at around half past midnight on New Years Day. Around the globe, many people are said to have reported the same exact lights in the sky. A later Fox News San Diego report by anchor Jim Patten showed these lights to be Chinese New Year floating Lanterns. On February 16, 2008, two individuals reported seeing a large, pulsing orb of light hovering in place above Miramar Air Base.1[141]
2008-01-08 to 2008-02-09Stephenville, Texas UFO sightingsStephenville, Texas, Dublin, Texas, Crawford, TexasUnited StatesUFOs were, and still are, sometimes reported in this area. One was an object that was described as 1 mile (1.6 km) by 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in size, spotted over Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. The Air Force has identified the objects as training fighter jets that went unreported due to a "communications problem".1[142]
2008-05 to 2008-092008 Turkey UFO SightingsIstanbulTurkeyOver a four month span in 2008, a night guard at the Yeni Kent Compound videotaped one or more UFOs over Turkey at nighttime. Many witnesses confirmed the two and a half hours' worth of video, leading the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center to dub it the "most important images of a UFO ever filmed".1[143]
2008-05-14Needles, CaliforniaUnited StatesA flaming object crashed near the Colorado river. Several witnesses claim to have seen five helicopters picking up the strange object after 17 minutes and heading into the direction of Las Vegas.1[144]
2008-06-20Wales UFO sightingsDifferent cities, WalesUnited KingdomAfter media reports of a police helicopter that was almost hit by a UFO, before it tried to pursue it, hundreds of people reported to have witnessed a UFO on the same or preceding days, from different areas of Wales.1[145]
2008-06-21Moscow UFO sightingsMoscowRussian FederationDifferent people and media (including state-owned) reported sightings of 11 orange UFOs. Further confirmation came from Saint Petersburg and Novosibirsk. On June 25 a similar report, now with 13 objects, was claimed in the UK.1[146][147][148]
2008-06-29Weston-super-Mare, SomersetUnited KingdomRoyal Navy aircraft engineer Michael Madden watched a UFO hover above the M5 motorway near Weston-super-Mare for around three minutes before it disappeared at high speed. Madden described the UFO as looking "like alien aircraft in the films".1[149][150]
2008-12-10ZagrebCroatiaBright lights were seen over an insurance building in Zagreb. They were filmed and put on the news. The UFO was actually a misidentified media stunt.[151]
2009-01-05Morristown UFOMorristown, New JerseyUnited StatesA confirmed hoax in Morristown, New Jersey, perpetrated by Chris Russo & Joe Rudy who sent up different sets of helium balloons with attached flares.[152][153][154]
2009-03-18London, EnglandUnited KingdomA group of UFOs appear on a photo, even though they were invisible to the naked eye.1[155]
2009-05-31KolkataIndiaUFOs detected by Kolkata ATC1[156]
June, 2009Wisconsin, Texas, Nevada, Mexico City, TijuanaUnited States, MexicoScattered reports of UFO sightings all over the United States from June 3 to 22, 2009.1, 2[citation needed]
2009-07-07SheffieldUnited KingdomA spinning S-shaped black flying object was spotted in broad daylight in Sheffield, and was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube. A similar white sphere can be seen, later confirmed to be an aircraft.1[157]
2009-08-05Northern EnglandUnited KingdomUFO captured on BBC camera.1[158]
2009-08-16UralRussiaAlleged disappearance of an 11 year old girl in a UFO sighting1[159]
2009-10-20FloridaUnited StatesReport of a nearly 200-foot (61 m)-long triangle-shaped craft spotted flying at 100 feet (30 m) altitude.1[citation needed]
2009-12-092009 Norwegian spiral anomalyFinnmarkNorway and SwedenA large, circular spinning white light with a long blue tail was spotted by thousands of observers for two minutes at approximately 8:45 AM, the morning of December 9. Both the Norwegian media and space center were swamped with calls, and many speculators believe that the phenomena could have been anything from a unique aurora borealis occurrence to a failed Russian test rocket. The following day, Russian authorities confirmed that they did launch a failed Bulava missile December 9th, however the missile was not fired over Norwegian airspace. At the moment there is no evidence to prove that the phenomenon was indeed a failed Russian rocket.1[160]
2010-05 to 2010-122010 Turkey UFO SightingsIstanbul, Alanya, Antalya, AnkaraTurkeyOver a six month span in 2010, there were 1476 incidents reported to "Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center". 371 of these reportedly sightings were recorded digitally as photograph or video. Analyses of these material revealed that 54 of those sightings/recordings were not natural or manmade objects (like Venus, satellite, bird, etc.). This video shows some of these recordings.1[161]
2010-07-09ZhejiangChinaAccording to the Xinhua news agency, after the unidentified flying object was spotted, airport authorities stopped passengers from boarding planes, and outgoing flights were grounded for an hour in Hangzhou, the capital city of China's Zhejiang province. When officials closed the airport, incoming flights were rerouted to other airports. So far, no explanation has been offered to explain the UFO. However, several hours before the airport incident, many Hangzhou residents described seeing a large, brightly lit, elongated object in the sky.1[162]
2010-10-05Australia Alien SightingBilambil Heights, New South WalesAustraliaA teenage boy records what appears to be an alien near his property on the east coast of Australia.3[163][164]
2010-10-13The 13th October 2010 NYC UFO SightingChelsea, New York CityUnited StatesHundreds of people gathered on streets independently of other groups. They saw formations of cylinder-shaped round objects or white lights in the sky above the city. These were floating at such altitude that they were barely visible. An eye-witness claimed there was initially only one cylinder, but later thousands positioned in a tree-like shape. A local news station, Channel 7, and its reporter Jeff Pegues, reported that the FAA had commented to Channel 7 that "our planes aren't being affected by these white lights". A video capture using a telephoto camera showed white round objects, including a group of three white round objects in close formation.1[165][166]
2011-01-04NZ North Coast UFO SightingsNgunguruNew ZealandMystery lights seen in the sky over Tutukaka1[167]
2011-02-20Vancouver Washington UFO SightingVancouver, WashingtonUnited StatesGreen and red blinking lights recorded by video and still photography and witnessed by several residents who live off Southeast 192nd Avenue in Vancouver, Washington. Reported to be stationary with some side-to-side movements.1[168]
2011-03-28Lafayette, Colorado UFO SightingLafayette, ColoradoUnited StatesTriangular formation of red non-blinking lights seen hovering over Lafayette, Colorado. Recorded by video and witnessed by several residents.1[169]

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