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Mysterious Cloud Engulfs East Sussex, Sends Scores To The Hospital

Mysterious Cloud Engulfs East Sussex, Sends Scores To The Hospital

     The bizarre gas cloud swept in over Beachy Head and left 150 in hospital with stinging eyes and noses, breathing difficulties and being sick.
By & Crick and Gemma Mullin
The Scottish Sun
8-28-17

Authorities yesterday said it would take time to find out what caused the puzzling chemical mist and where it came from.

Holidaymakers and locals were hit as they enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend sunshine at Birling Gap beneath Beachy Head, East Sussex on Sunday.

It was quickly ruled out that it came from the UK mainland due to onshore winds.

It was then feared it had come from chemical industries in Dieppe or Le Havre, northern France – but this was also discounted due weather patterns.

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Solitary Cloud-Shrouded UFOs Reported Near Nuclear Weapons Facilities

Solitary Cloud-Shrouded UFOs Reported Near Nuclear Weapons Facilities

     Retired U.S. Air Force Captain Michael T. Crowley recently contacted me and wrote:

Briefly, I started my Air Force career in February 1966 and ended it at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming, in December of 1992. I was a weather observer my first four years on active duty, then worked as a navigator on C-141s until January of 1976, when I exited the service under a program offered to a few rated-officers. Its main selling point was that you would be allowed back into the Air Force, no questions asked—assuming you were still physically qualified—in three-to-four years. That program was infamously named Palace Furlough. The economic downturn in 1979 allowed me to exercise its premier clause and I returned to active duty in October of that year with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.


By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
2-26-16

Due to multiple problems with the exit program in 1976, I was subsequently passed-over for promotion and traded my officer’s commission for Staff Sergeant stripes in 1985. I wasn’t bitter, just a bit confused about the promotion procedures in place at the time. As I said, I eventually ended up at Warren in ’89, until my final exit in ‘92. I was in the 320th Strategic Missile Squadron and worked as a Facility Manager (FM) at Launch Control Facility (LCF) Juliet-01 during that period.

The event I am about to describe occurred in the spring of 1991. One of the jobs required of FMs at LCFs was mowing the lawn inside the chain link-fenced area which contained all of the structures on the LCF proper. During one of the weekly grass mowing sessions, something rather peculiar happened. A cloud formation—really just one rather large cloud at about 3500-feet altitude—approached from the southeast and was still forming as it moved directly over the LCF. By that time, it had dropped much lower in the sky, perhaps to a thousand-feet base altitude. I then noticed that a couple of [Security Policemen] had stepped outside of the main LCF building and were looking up at the cloud, which was by then lit-up with what appeared to be in-cloud lightning.

As I got off the mower, one of the cops motioned to me and pointed up. I stopped the mower and looked where he indicated. The cloud was at that point still forming and moving in the direction of the LCF. There was literally no wind, just dead calm. The cloud was rumbling and carrying on something fierce. I thought for a moment that we had better take shelter or at least get near the building, but then I remembered that all LCFs bristled with lightning rods. So I just watched the light show for awhile, along with most of the guys at the LCF who weren’t resting or sleeping.

Now remember, I was an ex-weather observer and also had about three thousand flying hours under my belt, so weather patterns and cloud formations were quite familiar to me. There had been no low or mid-level cloud activity anywhere in the vicinity of the LCF prior to my getting on the mower and the weather forecast showed a low—very low as I remember—chance of any precipitation that day and for the next couple of days.

The cloud rumbled more than anything; no big thunder claps that I recall and no cloud-to-ground lightning. It was lit up internally and you could see flashes of color—red, yellow, orange and even blue—which I had never seen up until then, and haven’t seen since in an active thundercloud. Even stranger was that it stayed more-or-less directly over the LCF. It got bigger and lightning danced around on the surface and inside; you could see a glow.

The show lasted for about two hours. Then I got back on the mower—you’re not supposed to do that in thunderstorm weather—and finished the job. It didn’t rain a drop on the LCF and I didn’t see a rain-shaft anywhere else. In fact, we seemed to have the only cloud in the area.

It was a weird but interesting experience. I just thought that I’d pass it on. Maybe you have been contacted by other veterans who witnessed something similar.

Ramey AFB, October 1962

I thanked Crowley for his information and sent him a link to another USAF veteran’s account of a very similar experience. That individual had been a Security Policeman stationed at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Unfortunately, he wishes to remain anonymous. Nevertheless, a high-level Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) staffer has informed me that the veteran’s DD214—his service record—had been examined and it confirmed his security guard status at Ramey in October 1962. The account he provided appears here:

During the Cuban Missile Crisis, our B-52s, KC-135s, and U-2 [spy] planes formed a net around Cuba in the air and the navy controlled the seas. Transport troop carriers were parked on the taxiway ready to drop [paratroopers] on missile sites in Cuba.

At 5:30 a.m., while waiting for relief on the taxiway, I noticed off in the distance, over the Caribbean Sea, an unusual cloud with flashing lights within it. My canine flight and I watched this and radioed each other, to try to figure out what it was, because the trajectory of the cloud was headed towards the no-fly zone. The relief [flight] arrived, and we were picked-up and driven across the active runway, still watching the object headed towards the parked B-52 alert area. [NOTE: Those bombers were designed to carry thermonuclear H-bombs but may have held conventional ordnance at the time. –RH]

When we arrived at the armory within the restricted area, the cloud was there. It was drifting thirty-feet above the ground, approximately six-feet thick and 30-feet in diameter. Dark wisps of cloud and lights swirled around the object. The only [part of the object] that was visible were the lights spinning inside the dark swirling cloud, like a carousel. Green, orange, yellow and blue. Our entire alert crew came out of the mole hole to watch. There were many mechanics, other flight crews and airmen observing as well. The object passed us and headed towards the U-2 hanger, which was strictly off-limits. My only concern was that nobody shot at whatever this object was. We all had our firearms, standing there watching it until it disappeared.

After the incident, I went off-duty for three days leave. Nobody told me not to talk about it. The only person I told was my mother. After the Ramey Air Force Base was decommissioned, I told my sons.

Clearly, a “cloud” containing rotating colored lights, moving just 30-feet above the ground for an extended period, could not have been a meteorological phenomenon. Moreover, the other incident, at F.E. Warren AFB, also does not seem to involve a naturally-occurring weather event. So, based on these two accounts, it seems that artificial cloud-shrouded UFOs will occasionally maneuver near and hover over nuclear weapons facilities.

I suspect that other such incidents have occurred over the years and would very much like to hear from other Air Force veterans who may have witnessed something similar. I may be contacted at ufohastings@aol.com. All accounts will be kept strictly confidential unless I am granted permission to publish them.

NOTE: Watch the two trailers from Robert Hastings’ soon-to-be released documentary film, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed below:

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UFO Sighting Makes Headlines in Seguin, Texas | VIDEO

UFO Sighting Makes Headlines in Seguin, Texas

By www.wwmt.com
9-29-15

     SEGUIN, Texas (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Texas woman says she saw a star change shape a couple of times, then flatten out to a disc shape.

She never uses the acronym “UFO,” but she did report it to the local branch of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). […]

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Cloud-Like UFO Filmed Over Philadelphia | VIDEO

Cloud-Like UFO Filmed Over Philadelphia 7-5-15
Credit: Hector Garcia

Lee Speigel By Lee Speigel
The Huffington Post
7-10-15

     It may look like a cloud at first, especially when you see it as individual screen shots (shown above). But when you look at the following video shot by Philadelphia resident Hector Garcia over the July 4th weekend, you might think twice about this being a simple mass of floating water particles or vapor.

As Garcia focused on the object, he described seeing “sparkling lights in it.”

WARNING: Video contains profanity.

The cloud-like object was seen moving slowly through the sky and tumbling in such a way to reveal a transparency effect and twinkling lights within it. That’s some talented cloud.

Garcia told WTXF FOX 29 News that he went outside on July 5, looked up and noticed the odd object, so he caught it on his cell phone.

“As soon as I started recording, it starts to move and come down,” Garcia said. “As I zoomed in on it, it starts to swerve and starts going to the side, and I’m still looking at it and I don’t know what it is. I was shocked.” . . .

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Creators of UFO Hoax Come Forward

Creators of UFO Hoax Come Forward

By Stuart Anderson
www.portsmouth.co.uk
9-23-14

THE creators of a UFO hoax who set social media buzzing have come clean.

     Several images of an unidentified object hovering over Portsmouth did the rounds last week, sparking speculation that the city could be the landing site of an invasion of green-skinned aliens.

But the explanation for the flying saucer has turned out to be not quite so dramatic.

The photos were faked in a publicity stunt to draw attention to an upcoming science fiction and fantasy festival. . . .

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‘UFO’ Photographed Over the Skies of Portsmouth (UK)

‘UFO’ Photographed Over the Skies of Portsmouth (UK) 9-16-14

UFO NEWS: ‘UFO’ Photographed Over the Skies of Portsmouth (UK)

By Priya Mistry
www.portsmouth.co.uk
9-18-14

PEOPLE have spotted a strange flying object in the skies of Portsmouth and believe it could be a UFO

     A grey-spherical object has been seen floating around in the sky, and claims it could be a cloud, an airplane or a bird have been shot down by those that have seen it.

Johnny Blackwell, 23, of Trevor Road, Southsea, said: ‘I don’t believe in UFOs, but when I saw this I didn’t know what it was.

‘It didn’t look like a cloud, and it was moving very fast.

‘It was a grey, disc-like shape, which I know sounds like a stereotypical UFO, but that’s what it looked like.

‘I don’t know much about military crafts, but this was very fast-moving and very odd to see.’

Johnny, a television and film production student at the University of Portsmouth, said he saw the object at around 7pm on Tuesday.

Other people have taken to Twitter to talk about the ‘UFO’. . . .

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‘Green Beam’ UFO Sighting Over Hinckley

'Green Beam' UFO Sighting Over Hinckley 7-27-14

By Sian Young
www.hinckleytimes.net
8-7-14

Two witnesses have come forward separately to say they saw a very bright beam of light descend out of the sky.

     A UFO has been reported by a number of residents in the borough.

Two witnesses have come forward separately to say they saw a very bright beam of light descend out of the sky on the eve of Sunday July 27.

Norman Willis, 61, of Rugby Road, Burbage recalls seeing the peculiar light at around 11pm. He said: “I had just finished watching a film and I went into my back bedroom to have a look at the sky. It was clear except for one white cloud.

“It was fairly dark but the sky and stars were clear to see. All of a sudden a bright green beam came down out of the cloud for about three seconds before disappearing. It was a continuous beam down. . . .

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Alleged UFO Image from Brazil

A couple weeks ago I was sent a link to the image below. The sender wanted to know my thoughts.

 ufobrazilcloud

I sent the photo on to Antoine Cousyn, an imaging analyst who devotes considerable to to analyzing alleged UFO photographs. He is part of what I believe is a company (IPACO) which develops software for image analysis. Antoine replied back and told me that, while the image did not appear in any way tampered with or hoaxed, he speculated the following:

From a meteorologic POV, lenticular clouds can have a large range of shapes/colors/position within other clouds and comparatively to the sun position. As far as I know and in some rare cases, they can indeed be associated with a cumulo-nimbus or cumulus congestus cloud. The opinion of a professional weather forecaster could be interesting though.

It turns out that Atoine’s suspicion was correct. Other photos of the same (non) object have since surfaced, from different angles and slightly different times of day, showing that what we have is an unusual lenticular cloud formation, embedded within other clouds.

Here is a link to the Google group discussion of the other evidence. (I’m not sure if you have to have a Gmail or Google account to view it). It has some amazing pictures of similar lenticular clouds, along with the new shots of the alleged UFO. Here is a screenshot. You can click on the link to go to the same Google group discussion and download the individual photos if you like.

 cloudscreenshot

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