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Indonesian metallic UFO caught on video

An Indonesian witness at North Jakarta reported watching and videotaping a metallic object under 500 meters with an apparent diameter of 5 meters, according to testimony in Case 68460 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Cropped and enlarged still frame taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged still frame taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was outside in a basketball field with his wife and son at 5:42 p.m. on July 17, 2015, when the incident occurred.

“First noticed the object when pointing out the hunting bats and swallows to my son,” the witness stated.“It was on my south and moving towards the northwest direction. First impression of the object was that it was somewhat spherical and moving at a constant speed and constant altitude. Altitude was from the best of my judgement around the 300-500 meters high, and moving slowly and constantly throughout the event at about 50 meters per minute.”

Cropped and enlarged still frame taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged still frame taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness described the object.

“As it drew nearer to my location, the shape looked more like a slightly vertically squashed sphere, akin to a red blood cell. It had a metallic sheen because it clearly reflected the orange glow of the setting sun. Upon longer inspection, the shape seemed to be constantly, slightly distorting and bobbling because the reflected sunlight was not consistent, although the object largely held its original shape.”

The witness tried to guess the object’s size.

“Judging from the distance and altitude, my best guess is the object is at least 5 meters in diameter. After about a minute after noticing the object, I used my iPhone 5S to video the object as best as I could, although limited phone memory cut short the duration of the video. After I finished recording, the object started to slowly make a very wide arc to the left, without changing speed or altitude, and changed direction southwesterly, which means moving away from my location.”

Cropped and enlarged still frame taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged still frame taken from witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness attempted to follow the object on foot.

“I then started to walk/jog and chased the object for about 1-2 minutes over 150 meters, then ceased because I didn’t want to leave my wife and son behind in the basketball field. The object then slowly moved away and disappeared over the treeline after a couple more minutes.”

The witness thought that the object was unusual.

“What drew me to the object in the first place was that I never saw anything like it before. During the sighting and afterwards, considering the things I saw, my impression largely is that the object is probably man-made, maybe a stray weather balloon that drifted with the wind. The few things bugging me is the shape of the object, which is like a red blood cell, the definite metallic sheen of the surface, and the changing of the direction of the object, albeit slowly. Video is also not very supportive because of the maximum zoom, large distance to the object and me constantly moving around. Would really like to have somebody from MUFON to contact via phone or email to exchange ideas on this.”

North Jakarta skyline. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

North Jakarta skyline. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Cheryl Lee Vanagelis for MUFON International closed this case as an Unknown.

“In the video you can see at normal speed a flash which is an orb on the left-hand side moving to the right and touching the triangle morphed, and then releases itself and moves at lightspeed to the left and disappearing,” Vanagelis wrote in her report.“In slow motion the flash and orb do not appear. You’ll need to adjust brightness and gamma. I see a ‘cloudwalker’ morphing into a small boomerang shape for a milli-second, and then morph back into a ‘cloudwalker shape,’ before it stretches and flies off fast. I can also see atmospheric activity surrounding it. Unfortunately, the video is not able to snapshot and increase size without pixilation of the picture.      Based on my studies on these types of UFOs, it is a good capture of a ‘cloudwalker’ possibly energizing or feeding off the dimensional cloaking layer.”

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Michigan witness says low flying UFO reflected ‘rainbow of colors’

A Michigan witness at Ypsilanti reported a sphere-shaped UFO hovering just 30 feet over the roadway about 8:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve that seemed to refract a rainbow of colors, according to testimony in Case 73533 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness first saw the hovering UFO along Textile Road in Ypsilanti, MI, near the intersection with Cherrywood Drive, pictured. (Credit: Google)

The witness first saw the hovering UFO along Textile Road in Ypsilanti, MI, near the intersection with Cherrywood Drive, pictured. (Credit: Google)

The witness was driving eastbound along Textile Road near Cherrywood Drive on December 31, 2015, with his wife and son as passengers when they noticed an object hovering over the road.

“The portion of the object that was visible was orange in color, however, in total it looked that it was much larger with the majority of the object shrouded in a mist,” the witness stated.“My wife felt that the object was higher in the sky and well above the trees, but I perceived it to be only feet above the road at treetop level or just below treetop level.”

The witness drove directly under the glowing area of the object.

“I looked at it carefully as I slowed the car. The glowing portion of the object was very obscured and displaying multiple colors. I think the best way to describe it would be as if you were looking through a lens shrouded in a mist which refracted the light into a rainbow of colors.”

The intersection of Textile Road and Cherrywood Drive in Ypsilanti, MI. (Credit: Google)

The intersection of Textile Road and Cherrywood Drive in Ypsilanti, MI. (Credit: Google)

The witness also noticed an object attached to the main object.

“My observation was that I perceived an appendage or mast that protruded from this area of the object and I believe it was generating the mist that shrouded the rest of the object. There looked to be a lot going on with changing shapes, patterns and colors. Again I believe the object was only 20 to 30 feet above us at this time.”

The witness stopped his vehicle along Cherrywood Drive and he and his son got out for a better look – but noticed the object was gone.

“My wife at this time expressed concern that a man on the sidewalk was staring at us, so we got back in the car, turned it around, turned right back onto Textile Road and continued eastbound along Textile Road.”

The group caught up with the UFO again.

Ypsilanti, MI, is about nine miles southeast of Ann Arbor, MI. (Credit: Google Maps)

Ypsilanti, MI, is about nine miles southeast of Ann Arbor, MI. (Credit: Google Maps)

“As we were turning back onto Textile we acquired the object again, only this time it was east of us traveling north crossing over Textile Road. Watching the object as we drove along the highway it changed direction and began traveling in a northeasterly direction. It was traveling slowly and was darting from side-to-side as it moved in a northeasterly direction. Judging size and distance was difficult as my wife believes it was much higher in the sky whereas I’m certain it could not have been much higher than 30 feet above us. Very weird and very strange.”

Michigan MUFON Chief Investigator Daniel Snow is investigating.

Ypsilanti is a city in Washtenaw County, MI, population 19,435. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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2015 UFO News Year in Review – January 5, 2016

John-Podesta-hsOpen Minds UFO News: It is that time again! Now that we move into a new year, it is time to look at the previous year’s UFO news stories. Open Minds UFO Radio host Alejandro Rojas is joined by Podcast UFO’s Martin Willis and The Huffington Post’s Lee Speigel to take a look at their list of top stories from 2015.

To read the stories reviewed in this episode, visit OpenMinds.tv.

For more about Martin Willis, visit PodcastUFO.com.

To read Lee Speigel’s articles, visit his page on HuffingtonPost.com.

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Two UFOs reported flying low over railroad tracks

A California witness at Alameda County reported watching and photographing two unknown objects hovering low over railroad tracks, according to testimony in Case 73496 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Close-up of object in witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Close-up of object in witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was on his way to pickup a girlfriend from work about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, when the objects were first seen.

“As I approached her work I was stopped due to an Amtrak train passing by, but as I approached the crossing (one block away) I noticed an object moving very quickly with a rapidly flashing light that caught my attention.”

The witness first thought he was observing a drone.

“But as I got closer and came to a stop I could see that it was rather large – four feet or so – and much too fast and erratic in its flight to be any drone easily available for the public. Then as the train started to pass, another object, similar in flight characteristics but different in design appeared– but this one had appendages.”

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Close-up of object in witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Close-up of object in witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The two objects seemed to be aware of each other.

“They seemed to interact almost playfully hovering and almost touching while the train passed.”

The witness was able to take several photos at this time.

“As the train was gone a few minutes, they each shot off in different directions rather quickly and abruptly.”

The witness pulled into a parking lot about one block away to wait for his girlfriend.

“I noticed one of the objects hovering about 100+feet in the air near me with a solid light.”

The witness has had other recent experiences seeing UFOs including something seen from a home window.

Cropped version of a witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped version of a witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

“I got up to use the bathroom and noticed a large, very bright apparition through my window, about 75feet in the air. It hovered for around five minutes and slowly moved out of sight in a linear path. I took photos of this as well.”

Alameda County, California, has a population of 1,510,271. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Montana witness reports UFOs look like ‘parachutes’ (Video)

A Montana witness at Billings reported watching and videotaping a group of UFOs that looked like parachutes about 9:15 a.m. on December 12, 2015, according to testimony in Case 73124 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

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Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was in a vehicle stopped at an intersection as he was driving between Walmart and Home Depot.

“Looked like parachutes flying in the sky,” the witness stated. “It looked white. In binoculars it had fire colors. It had no contrails but was still moving westward. It was nothing like I had ever seen and then it faded into the clouds. I’ve never seen objects like this in the sky and knew that I had to report this to MUFON.”

The witness provided one piece of video (seen above), three images and an illustration of the objects.

Witness image #1. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image #1. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image #2. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image #2. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image #3. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image #3. (Credit: MUFON)

Montana MUFON is investigating. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Don Meers – UFOs in Australia – December 21, 2015

Don-Meers-hsDon Meers is an Australian filmmaker who has created and worked on several paranormal documentaries. His latest is called Australien Skies and focuses on UFO witnesses in Australia, including those the film calls “photographic contactees.” These are people who believe they get a sense of when a UFO is going to show up and are able to photograph them when they do. One of these individuals, Damien Nott, claims to have the largest collection of UFO photos and videos in the world.

We talk to Meers about his experiences while investigating UFO witnesses and what inspired him to make the film. He also shares with us the incredible media coverage his film has received since it has been released.

For more about the film, visit AustralienSkies.com.

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California witness videotapes low flying triangle UFO

A California witness at Rancho Cordova reported watching and videotaping a low flying, triangle-shaped UFO that moved toward his vehicle and passed just 50 feet above at 5:43 p.m. on December 13, 2015, according to testimony in Case 73133 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness began videotaping what appeared to be a low flying, triangle-shaped UFO on December 13, 2015. Pictured: Cropped and enlarged still frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness began videotaping what appeared to be a low flying, triangle-shaped UFO on December 13, 2015. Pictured: Cropped and enlarged still frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness and his family were leaving Rancho Cordova and had gotten on a freeway when they first noticed what appeared to be a triangular-shaped craft in the distance.

“In a few seconds, as we got onto the highway, the object had completely changed directions and was heading in our path,” the witness stated.“All of a sudden it was about 50 feet above our car and it went off in the distance heading west when all of a sudden it sped up to incredible speeds and left.”

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The UFO appeared to be hovering at first. The object then moved directly over them at an estimated altitude of only 50 feet. Pictured: Cropped and enlarged still frame from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness submitted one piece of video with the report, which was filed with MUFON on December 14, 2015. MUFON California is investigating the case.

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Rancho Cordova is about 13 miles directly east of Sacramento, California. (Credit: Google Maps)

Rancho Cordova is a city in Sacramento County, California, population 64,776. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Latest UFO Photos and Video! – Open Minds UFO Report

Welcome to the Open Minds UFO Report! We bring you the latest UFO news on a weekly basis, with interviews from news makers and UFO researchers. You won’t want to miss an episode!

Stories in this week’s show:

 

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Argentine Air Force’s UFO study releases their first report

Argentina’s Air Force (FAA) has an official UFO investigation organization which studies photo and video UFO cases. Although they were established in mid-2011, they have just recently released their first report.

The FAA first announced the creation of a commission to investigate UFO reports in late December, 2010. In May, 2011, they officially launched the Commission for the Investigation of Aerospace Phenomena (CEFAe) with a ceremony at the Condor Building in Buenos Aires, the FAA Headquarters where CEFAe is also located.

The Condor Building in Buenos Aires, headquarters of the Argentinean Air Force, where CIFA will function. (Image credit: Elsapucal/Wikimedia Commons)

The Condor Building in Buenos Aires, headquarters of the Argentinean Air Force. (Image credit: Elsapucal/Wikimedia Commons)

Since then, not much has been heard from the organization, until now.

Captain Mariano Mohaupt, press spokesman of the Argentinean Air Force, who presided at CIFA’s launching ceremony. (Image credit: AAF)

Captain Mariano Mohaupt, press spokesman of the Argentinean Air Force, who presided at CIFA’s launching ceremony. (Image credit: FAA)

The website Inexplicata – The Journal of Hispanic Ufology  posted a translated story about a report posted on CEFAe’s website. The CEFAe website is very simple with just a few paragraphs of text explaining who they are and a link to download a form for UFO reports with photos or video. Below that is another simple link to the PDF report of cases they have investigated in 2015.

It is perhaps the most simple and bare website of any government or military on the internet.

The report is a bit more exciting – just a bit – and includes the investigation of 10 cases, most of which were reported in January, 2015. The investigators appeared to find prosaic answers to the cases. All but one of the cases included photos or videos.

One interesting aspect to CEFAe is that it relies on the help of civilian UFO investigators. In fact, most of the cases list who aided in the investigation, some of which are civilians. This adds to the transparency to the process.

We have posted a Google translated version of the report below. The original Spanish version can be found at the CEFAe website here.

Argentina is not the only South American country with an official UFO investigation organization. Uruguay, Chile and Peru also research the phenomenon in an official capacity with dedicated depertments. According to Jose Lay, the Director of International Affairs for Chile’s Committee for the Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA), South American countries take the UFO issue much more seriously than the U.S.

The English translated report…

STUDY OF AEROSPACE PHENOMENA RESOLUTIONS REPORT OF CASES 2015

Sightings cases presented here include all those testimonies CEFAe sent through its website, have occurred since 2015, although functional / administrative reasons, covering the period Nov/2014 – Nov / 2015.

The method of analysis used comprises a combination of several techniques, depending on the photographed or filmed object: from simple observation, and reading data compared to anything known in the aerospace field, to the comprehensive analysis (Compositional, qualitative and technical) of the evidence presented. In order not to incur extensive explanations on the methods used in each case and the details sent by every witness, have only listed the conclusions reached, accompanied by the photographic record or capture video sent by them.

In some cases it has resorted to more than one specialist, in order to extrapolate partial each and arrive at the most precise and accurate conclusions resolutions on the real cause of the phenomenon. They have been used, including, astronomical programs and satellite to exclude natural or technological causes.

While all the cases analyzed here, they have proved compatible with causes known origin, are nevertheless very valuable testimony from the point of view of UFO research, especially in the corroboration of the existence of an overwhelming percentage of IFO (Identifiable Objects) resulting from honest interpretations but erroneous, which have been confused with extraordinary ordinary objects.

Photos and videos received, although it has been resolved as classic “IFO”, have a great educational value for students, also serving as examples of ufology compared internationally.

The cases are grouped chronologically. Most have been titled with the name Witness (who previously gave its consent). Some cases have been captioned Only place and date not count on the consent of the witness for his name is published.

In order to maintain the highest standards of transparency, if they eventually emerge discrepancies with the above conclusions, it is invited to them to be presented who adduce opposition personally, in our office, bringing evidence strong showing otherwise. While everyone has the right to express  freely, any discrepancy poured into social networks or internet forums without personally confronted with our results, it will not be considered an opposition scientifically valid.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CASE FALLS NATIONAL PARK (26 Nov. 2014) ……………………… .. Page. 3

IF DANIEL GIUSIO (1st Jan. 2015) …………………………………………. P. 4

CASE CARLOS PAZ (1st Jan. 2015) …………………………………………… .. p. 5

SERGIO CANTEROS CASE (2 Jan. 2015 Ituzaingó, Ctes.) …… … ………. ……. P. 6

CASE VALERIA ZIVELONGHI (Jan. 3. 2015, Sta. Clara, BA) ……………. p. 7

CASE MARIANA RODRIGUEZ (10 Jan. 2015, ch. Del Monte, CBA) ………….. p. 8

DIB JORGE CASE (10 Jan. 2015 Route 8, alt. Venado Tuerto) ………………………… p. 9

CASE SATURNINO FERNANDEZ (13 Jan. 2015, Salta) ………………………. P. 10

Martin case MUÑIZ (3 Mar. 2015, Quilmes, BA) ………………………………. ……. p. 11

CASE WEST ACCESS (28 Jul. 2015, BA Province) ………………………………. ………. p. 12

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RESOLUTION CASE FALLS NATIONAL PARK (26 / Nov / 2014)

VIDEO CAPTURE SENT BY THE WITNESS:

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Stellarium SIMULATION FOR THE DATA PROVIDED BY THE WITNESS:

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CONCLUSION: The filmed object is compatible with the star “Rigel” (β Orionis) in perfect match with the dial observed: date, time and geographical location Witness

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CASE RESOLUTION: DANIEL GIUSIO (1 / Jan / 2015)

Submitted photo WITNESS:

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CONCLUSION: The photographed object supports three lights regulation of aeronautical use for night flying. In this case the aircraft is facing forward (it is moving toward the witness). While strokes appear “elongated” due to the exposure time of the photo (which not require a tripod to move out), they can be clearly seen lights navigation wingtips: Starboard (green), Port (red) and the (white) center that can match both the lighthouse and to the nose light the top of the tail fin.

Analysis: CEFAe, with the collaboration of Ariel Maderna.

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CASE RESOLUTION: CARLOS PAZ (1 / Jan / 2015)

Submitted photo WITNESS:

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Stellarium SIMULATION FOR DATA SENT BY THE WITNESS

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CONCLUSION: The objects photographed and observed during the time interval They are supported by a combination of ENVISAT satellite pass, the Space Station International (ISS Zarya) and β variable star pulsating Crane, simultaneous coinciding with the observed quadrant date, time and geographical location of the witness.

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CASE RESOLUTION: SERGIO CANTEROS (Ituzaingó, Ctes, 2 Jan 2015)

Submitted photo WITNESS:

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CONCLUSION: The photographed object is compatible with a small ball dimensions, thrown into the air a short distance from the camera. In communication with the witness, the same concerns that went to the beach with their children, carrying only bicycles and spontaneously said “… they wore no ball with them. “This sighting reaches a maximum level of strangeness only if considered related by the witness about how the object appeared and He disappeared (according to him, suddenly and without moving in any direction). The witness states that upon arrival at, “The object was not there and that (after seeing him and get one photo) when he lowered the camera the object was gone. ” Oddly enough, this tiny part of the story suffers from the fit also have a stage ball thrown into the air.

While high shutter speed (1 / 909avo second) has been able to “freeze” the object in the sky, however … the extension thereof and the analysis of pixelated It emerges that the sphere exhibits a faint vertical movement, compatible with high on a parabolic trajectory.

Analysis: CEFAe collaboration with Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos and Ariel Maderna.

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CASE RESOLUTION: VALERIA ZIVELONGHI (Santa Clara del Mar – 3 / Jan / 2015.)

PHOTO SENT BY THE WITNESS:

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Stellarium SIMULATION FOR DATA SENT BY THE WITNESS:

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CONCLUSION: The object photographed (newly discovered by witness after seeing photo processed) it is compatible with the planet Jupiter in perfect match with the quadrant observed on date, time and geographical location of the witness.

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CASE RESOLUTION: MARIANA RODRIGUEZ (Capilla del Monte –

10 / Jan / 2015)

PHOTO SENT BY THE WITNESS:

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CONCLUSION: Although the object that caused the photo is the Cerro Uritorco, the small flying object that was discovered only after the witness see the photo processed (here framed by a golden circle on the part center left of the picture), is compatible with a bird crossing in front of the camera.

Analysis: CEFAe, with the collaboration of Ariel Maderna.

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CASE RESOLUTION DIB JORGE (Route 8 alt Venado Tuerto -. 10 / Jan / 2015)

Submitted photo WITNESS:

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CONCLUSION: The photographed object is compatible with a couple of lights Red stop antenna, photographed in rural areas, at night and with a slight involuntary camera movement.

In communication with the control, it said that while driving his vehicle photo was taken by his wife, from the passenger seat to through the glass.

Several scenarios identical photos were taken by our contributor Ariel Maderna who managed to get very similar lines, allowing reproduce the cause of the sighting.

Analysis: CEFAe, with the collaboration of Ariel Maderna.

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CASE RESOLUTION: SATURNINO FERNANDEZ (Salta – 13 / Jan / 2015)

VIDEO CAPTURE SENT BY THE WITNESS:

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Stellarium SIMULATION FOR DATA SENT BY THE WITNESS:

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CONCLUSION: The filmed object is compatible with the moon through the roof celeste, in perfect agreement with the observed quadrant date, time and location Geographic witness.

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CASE: MARTIN MUÑIZ (Quilmes – 3 / Mar / 2015)

CONCLUSION: This case, unfortunately, has not been solved for failure Witness received any photo or video to accompany his statement. Our method scientist requires the entry of two elements: 1) the witness (Form Filler Data) and 2 °) Test (photo, video or material evidence).

Nevertheless, references testimonial (light circular, about 50 cm. Of diameter, red with sharp edges, sharp turns, that “crossed the street” and then he seemed to “be on the wall”) converge towards compatibility with: “Red Spot ‘ Look or LASER pointer, projected onto the street and then on the outer wall of his building from a distance of over 100 m.

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CASE RESOLUTION: west access (28 July 2015, BA Province.)

Submitted photo WITNESS:

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CONCLUSION: The photographed lights (for very slow moving, as reported by the witness) correspond to a single flying object and are Regulatory support three aeronautical use lights for flight Night located in the center and the port side of a helicopter (see example in lower right corner).

The shift from the north west quadrant corroborates the fact the aircraft showed his left side toward the witness. In these cases, the form of the “triangle” is often changing as the aircraft moves relative to the observer.

The sound that the witness reported having heard during the sighting is consistent with helicopters producing powered engines piston.

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Daily UFO Headlines 12/17/2015

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