Navy fighters spotted UFO-like craft off East Coast in 2015

A video has surfaced of Navy F/A-18 fighter jets encountering an unidentified aircraft off the East Coast in 2015, media reports said. Fighter jet surveillance video shows it encountered the object roughly four nautical miles away over the ocean, according to reports from USA Today and The Washington Post. >> Read more trending news  Dayton Daily News left a message with a Defense Department spokesperson Monday for comment. In December, the Pentagon confirmed to Dayton Daily News and other outlets it investigated service members claims of reported UFO sightings decades after Project Blue Book headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base concluded. Related: Pentagon has $22 million program to investigate UFOs In the 1960s, Project Blue Book was an Air Force program that investigated worldwide reports of unidentified flying objects. The investigations, which concluded in 1969, found no threats to national security or evidence of extraterrestrial vehicles, the Air Force has said. Related: Air Force’s UFO program looked for extraterrestrials, found silliness The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program inside the Pentagon ended around 2012, according to the Defense Department. The $22 million program ran between 2007 to 2012, The New York Times reported late last year. At the time, the Pentagon released two videos of an encounter between Navy F/A-18s and unidentified aircraft off the West Coast in 2004. Related: Wright-Patt was ground zero for UFO investigation program To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, a private scientific research organization, released the latest Defense Department declassified video of the 2015 incident, USA Today reported. Related: One of the Air Force’s original UFO hunters dies at 101 Christopher Mellon, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence in two prior presidential administrations and an adviser to the To the Stars Academy for Continue Reading

NASA video: Bright, colorful UFO paces International Space Station

“‘The ISS is being monitored by aliens’: Conspiracy theorists spot yet another UFO hovering above the space station” … That’s from the Daily Mail. The baseline story is this: A recorded archive on NASA’s Ustream channel of the Aug. 3 live video feed from the International Space Station shows a pinkish, bright something or other floating above the Earth near the station. The ISS camera captured the image (all visible in the video above and gallery below) as it was panning right. That’s it. The video was posted to YouTube and certain social media characters bandied it about as evidence that we’re being watched by aliens and NASA is covering it up. A few news orgs also picked up the story. Here’s what the UFO enthusiast said about the video on YouTube: ‘NO COLOURS HAVE BEEN ALTERED IN THIS OR ANY OF MY VIDEOS ! ‘ THE NEWS MEDIA ARE TRASHING THIS. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CHECKOUT THIS NASA LINK – AT 7 minutes in – UFO During a period when the camera is moving for a few minutes, Nasa captures a distant pink and gold object. Caught August 3rd, 2015. We need them to maybe start pointing the ISS cameras outward and stop treating people like children. We wondered, how easy is it, really, to find these images of lights — zooming and blinking — in videos recorded live from the space station. After a couple hours of scrubbing through dozens of hours of footage, we found our own UFO on footage from Aug. 23 and it looks a lot like the one discovered on Aug. 3. The footage is from around midday. In it, a “light” or reflection of sunlight appears near the International Space Station and stays in an exact relative position with the station for minutes at a time, appearing and brightening and then disappearing several times. Remember, the ISS is traveling at roughly 17,000 mph. (The images and Continue Reading

85 UFO Sightings In New York City Over Past Two Years

New York City experienced 85 UFO sightings in the past two years, according to the New York Post Saturday. The information comes from a database collected by the National UFO Reporting Center based in Washington state. The organization takes submission of UFO sightings by phone and online. “Do I believe in UFOs? I absolutely believe . . . I believe what the data says,” Peter Davenport, the center’s director told the Post. “Read the cases and you come to the realization that these objects we’ve been calling UFOs for 70 years are being seen across the country and around the world on a daily basis.” New York City’s borough of Manhattan experienced the most sightings — racking up 27 since 2016. The details of the sightings run the gamut from a paltry amount of information to much more descriptive. “[I was] Looking out my 5th-floor apartment window in Astoria, Queens, which overlooks the East River and Manhattan's Skyline of the Empire State Building. All of the sudden, I see 2 triangles made up of lights floating by in the sky. There 1 second gone the next. One triangle was made of red lights and the other craft made of blue,” reads one entry from Oct. 20, 2017. The bulk of sightings are mysterious lights viewed in the sky, sometimes for a few seconds, sometimes for much longer.  “Three very bright lights in sky, still. One would move away, then rejoin. Often a pair would be so close as to look as one light. Hovered over Queens … for at least 15 minutes. I saw from more than a mile away and the lights were very big and bright. Very still,” reads one report from the New York City borough of Queens from Nov. 1, 2017. Davenport said that reliable and clear photos of these mysterious UFO sightings are hard to come by because people typically only have a few seconds to react. The sightings the organization compiles are self-reported, meaning there are only verified by the Continue Reading

Mysterious objects filmed near International Space Station send UFO watchers into frenzy

They're unidentified, flying and out of this world. For the third time in the last week, mysterious objects spotted near the International Space Station have put extraterrestrial enthusiasts in a frenzy. The first sighting of several white orbs was seen on Aug. 4 by eagle-eyed UFO watchers hooked on monitoring NASA's live webcam, as first reported by the Houston Chronicle. Blogger Scott Waring, of UFO Sightings Daily, was one of the first to point out the Aug. 4 appearance while describing it as a "glowing disk." "I took a screenshot of the UFO and enlarged it. It has a long line down its middle and a dome on its top, but is rectangle (sic) on its lower bottom," Waring wrote of the video on his website. Adding to some believers' excitement is that halfway into the video clip — as the object appears to get nearer and nearer — the camera cuts to a blank, blue screen. "Really neat that you caught them going to blue screen as the object comes closer you can almost imagine the person that sensors saying, 'oh-no not another,'" one impressed YouTube viewer commented on the video. They added that the video "screams we're guilty of hiding the truth." The second video, posted by Waring after its collection by a so-called "ufologist" with website Streetcap1, shows a white light glowing while above the earth's domed atmosphere on Aug. 7. It gradually disappears. The latest video posted on Tuesday by Streetcap1 shows a cluster of white dots that appear over the edge of the space station. After about one minute the dots — approximately four in number — fade completely away. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE AUG. 4 VIDEO HERE, THE AUG. 7 VIDEO HERE, OR THE AUG. 12 VIDEO HERE Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Roswell UFO website allows visitors to upload pictures, video of other-worldly sightings

ROSWELL, N.M. — A new website supported by a Roswell museum gives people a chance to prove that we are not alone in the universe. The Roswell Daily Record reports that the recently launched allows anyone on Earth to upload photos or videos of sightings or encounters with what they believe are UFOs. The website is based in New York and is from a partnership with the Roswell-based International UFO Museum And Research Center. The user-friendly website allows people to share recordings on social network sites or watch the latest scientific news or other videos. Program designers say they hope to complete a smartphone app to upload videos and photos to the site. So far, witnesses have posted sightings from Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

A UFO sighting in Spring Grove

  It was sometime around 1970 that Bill Hoover had an experience that changed the way he sees the world, and the universe, and, well, everything. He was working the night shift at the P.H. Glatfelter paper mill in Spring Grove. His entire family worked at the paper mill, as did a lot of the people he grew up with in the Pigeon Hills, just outside the mill town.He had worked previously on a fruit farm and had done some other stuff before going to work at the paper mill, an inevitability in those parts, Glatfelter being the primary industry in town, its reason for existing, pretty much. He was a wastewater treatment plant operator. It takes a lot of water to make paper, and the mill cleansed the water it used in the process in a series of three wastewater plants, consisting of large pools and sludge beds just outside of town.Part of his job was to periodically drive from the plant – he drove a company Jeep – to the wastewater plant, dip out some water samples and drive them back to the lab for testing. The plant ran three full shifts back then, and even though it was the middle of the night for most people, the plant operated at full steam.   Related: UFO sighted in York? Sure, why not.  That night, he had driven down to the treatment plant and was scooping water out of one of the sludge beds for testing when he heard something. It sounded like a vacuum cleaner, a low humming noise. It was coming from above. He thought, "This is not normal." He looked up and this, well, thing was right above him. It was triangular with three white, translucent globes anchoring the corners. Along one of the sides of the triangle were two bright lights; they looked like headlights. The three globes had bright red points of light in their centers.   He had never seen anything like it. He had no idea what it was. It hovered overhead for a Continue Reading

70 years ago at the Shore, UFOs filled the sky

Seventy years ago this summer, something crashed in southeastern New Mexico that has since become part of American folklore.Almost everyone knows the story of the farmers who in 1947 recovered pieces from “a flying disc” outside Roswell. That of course was how the Army itself in a news release described the unidentified flying object that appeared to have crash-landed at a ranch there in June or July of that year.In the 1990s, the U.S. Department of Defense revealed the material came from a high-altitude balloon that was part of Project Mogul — a top secret program in the late 1940s — that used such balloons to listen for Soviet nuclear weapons tests high in the atmosphere. But that, of course, didn’t end the conspiracy theories from those who believe — to paraphrase — that the truth is still out there.What almost no one knows about the events of June and July 1947, is that during those two months there had been a rash of UFO sightings all over the United States that had led to a kind of hysteria across the continent — including here at the Jersey Shore.“Flying Discs Cause Wonder,” read a July 5, 1947, headline in the Asbury Park Press; three days before the Roswell Daily Record reported its now famous headline: “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch In Roswell Region.”On July 5, the Press published dispatches from across the country – Philadelphia, Seattle,  eastern Michigan – of strange accounts of “flying discs” and “flying saucers” ranging from ordinary people to Coast Guard personnel.Indeed, almost every other day that July there was a story in the Press about this bizarre phenomena that had captured the zeitgeist of post-war America.On July 9, the first local account of a UFO sighting came from the Osbornville section of Brick Township.Cliff Carlson called the Press the night before to report that he had seen “one of Continue Reading

Former members of Congress hold weird faux UFO hearing in Washington, after the price is right

WASHINGTON — What are a former U.S. senator — and five former House members — doing in a place like this? The former lawmakers, including former Sen. Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), listened with “open” minds and full pockets for several hours Tuesday at a simulated congressional hearing taking testimony that extraterrestrials “are here.” “I came here being very skeptical, but I also recognize that I don’t know much about it,” said former Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.) The six are being paid $20,000 each, plus expenses, by a group called the Paradigm Research Group, which insists UFOs are real and the government has been covering up their existence. The group’s executive director, Stephen Bassett, told the Daily News that he initially contacted 55 former members of Congress with an offer of $10,000, among them former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who famously recounted a UFO citing. After few responded, Bassett said he doubled the pay. That helped, he said. The six former lawmakers are not exactly grilling witnesses in the faux hearing, being held at the National Press Club building. They spent the first two days of testimony asking questions that assumed accounts of UFO sightings from panel witnesses were true. Witnesses Tuesday included retired U.S. Air Force members recounting first- or second-hand experiences with unidentified objects between the late 1960s through 1980 at U.S. nuclear facilities in England and western states. The sightings are cited by believers as evidence of alien interest in nuclear arms. The members "swear-in" witness, announce "recesses" and assume other trappings of actual congressional hearings, minus staff and power. In the process they effectively act in a film produced by Bassett's nonprofit, Paradigm Research, that will use the footage to mimic an actual hearing. The result is a motley crew. Gravel is best known for a long-shot Continue Reading

Erin Ryder and her team research close encounters in ‘Chasing UFOs’

Erin Ryder, one of three trained investigators who seek answers in the new series “Chasing UFOs,” has a long history with the subject matter. “I grew up in a family that was really open to all this stuff,” she tells the Daily News. “The UFO phenomenon was because I grew up in the Hudson Valley, just north of New York City, which was the site of one of the most widely witnessed episodes of UFO activity ever. “Thousands of people observed this boomerang-shaped craft from 1982 all the way to 1995,” Ryder adds. “And some of those witnesses were my family members, one of my grandfathers. So it’s just been in my blood and my family line for a really long time. And I think there’s something about the mystery of it that really intrigues me.” In the first episode, airing Friday at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel, the investigators visit Stephenville, Tex. In January 2008, hundreds of the city’s residents reported seeing unidentified flying objects. The investigators hold a town meeting, where witness after witness shares a story of what was seen. A pilot explains something he saw up close: “This was not a shooting star … My estimation is it was about a half a mile wide and a mile long.” Ryder and a team of experts go into the field one night to make their own observations. She spots something that “looks like a flying saucer” in the sky, and cameras capture blinking lights that shoot around to form a circle. The team determines the lights don’t belong to any terrestrial craft, and Ryder declares on the show, “For the first time in my life, I really, really am tempted to say that I believe UFOs exist.” The 31-year-old labels herself a “skeliever,” however. “It’s a way I’ve combined skeptic and believer, because until I have concrete evidence, I’m going to still kind of teeter in the Continue Reading

Mystery shiny objects floating over Manhattan spark UFO frenzy

A mysterious shiny object floating high over Manhattan's West Side set off a flurry of reports and wild speculation Wednesday that a UFO was flying over the city. Police and the FAA said they began getting flooded with calls starting at 1:30 p.m. from people reporting a silvery object hovering high over Chelsea. Law enforcement sources said they believed the object was likely some sort of balloon, but as of late Wednesday they had not confirmed exactly what it is. A Daily News reporter could see a tiny, silver dot floating approximately 5,000 feet above 23th St. and Eighth Ave., where dozens of people gathered late in the afternoon to catch a glimpse. "It's been hovering there for a while. I'm just kind of baffled," said Joseph Torres, 49, of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, who spotted the object after leaving a movie. "How can it be ordinary? There is something going on." Despite clear skies, it was not easy to make out the tiny object shimmering overhead. "You really have to look up to see it," said one witness, who gave only his first name, Rico. "It's a little crazy. I guess that's why they call it an unidentified flying object because they don't know what it is." Not long after the first sightings, messages began appearing on Twitter linking to a month-old press release announcing the publication of a book by a retired NORAD officer predicting that UFOs would buzz the earth's major cities on Oct. 13. The Federal Aviation Administration said it received several calls to its operations center but after reviewing radar data, the agency could not find anything out of the ordinary. "We re-ran radar to see if there was anything there that we can't account for but there is nothing in the area," said spokesman Jim Peters. "There was some helicopter traffic over the river at that time and we checked with LaGuardia Tower. And they said they had nothing going low at that time." "Nothing that we can account for would prompt this kind of response," he said. Continue Reading