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Daily UFO Headlines 4/27/2017

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Susan J. Palmer – New UFO Religions – April 24, 2017

Palmer-hsOpen Minds UFO Radio: Susan Jean Palmer is a sociologist of religion who lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is an Affiliate Professor at Concordia University in Montreal and a Research Fellow and Member of the Religious Studies Faculty at McGill University. Her research in the field of new religions has been funded by Canada’s Social Science and the Humanities Research Council. She is the author of Aliens Adored: Rael’s UFO Religion (Rutgers 2004), a sociological analysis and ethnographic study of the largest UFO “cult” in the world. She also wrote The Nuawaubian Nation (Ashgate 2011), a study of a Black Nationalist sect whose leader claims to be an extraterrestrial. She has written 11 books in total and is very interested in prophet-founders of UFO religions.

In this interview, we discuss Susan’s aforementioned books, and other UFO religions around the world. We also discuss their importance and influence on society and mainstream religions.

You can see purchase Susan’s books on Amazon.com.

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Australian witness photographs cylinder UFO

An Australian witness at Eungella reported watching and photographing a cylinder-shaped object moving about 500 feet overhead in a straight line without noticeable sound, according to testimony in Case 82637 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was outside with his wife and son at 6:50 a.m. on March 14, 2017, when the incident began.

“My son looked up at the sky, pointed and said, ‘moon?’”the witness stated. “My wife and I looked to see what he was pointing at and we saw a white, cylindrical or rectangular object above the clouds and travelling from south to north at a fast rate.”

The witness immediately noted the direction of wind in the area.

“The wind was blowing in the same direction; however, this object did not look like a balloon, but a solid, reflective structure.”

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness quickly ran inside the house and retrieved his wife’s tablet, turned the camera on, and zoomed in on the object, managing to take three digital photos and one short video.

“My wife suggested the object might be a glider, but no person was seen and it did not have the shape one would expect to see. This was definitely cylindrical or rectangular in shape. It was also quite high, at least 400-500 feet or more above us, and made no sound or noise we could hear. The object appeared to be quite big, possibly 10-20 feet in length or longer, and was moving in a straight-line. We live in a sparsely populated area with thick rainforest, so this was a strange sight to see. This object was witnessed by me, my wife and son. The entire event lasted not more than 5 minutes before sighting of the object was lost over the trees.”

Eungella is an Australian township nestled on the edge of the Clarke Range at the end of the Pioneer Valley 80 km west of Mackay, and 858 km northwest of Brisbane.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

MUFON Australia Field Investigator Kent May closed this case as an Unknown.

“The witness submitted directly to me the photographic and video evidence,” May stated in his report. “Unfortunately, the video footage is not good enough to submit, but is kept on file for future reference. Due to the speed of the object the UFO was constantly moving in and out of the video camera view finder. The photographic evidence was uploaded to image detecting websites and the images appear to be genuine. The witness has been cooperative and I find him to be a credible witness. Due to the distance of the object being rather close, no searches where conducted for satellites. There are several other UFO sightings posted over the past years in the same area of Eungella. The submitted sighting was witnessed by the witness, his partner and their child. I have no doubt in believing what the witness saw was described to the best of his ability.”

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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Documentary About UFOs Over US Nuclear Bases Now on Amazon Prime

This film documentary is about UFO incidents involving multiple military witnesses at U.S. nuclear weapons facilities. It is based on the research of Robert Hastings, one of the serious people in ufology. The documentary — widely praised for the quality of the research behind it — has been out for a while and is only now available on Amazon Prime.

The content of the documentary is serious material whether one agrees with any conclusions drawn or not. Cases involving prolonged, dramatic UFO encounters over some of the nation’s most sensitive nuclear bases have only come to light after de-classification. Many of the principals involved in the incidents are still alive and have provided detailed testimony of the events in addition to documentation obtained after de-classification. Prior to the documentary Hastings chronicled this evidence in a lengthy book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites.

 

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Dr. Ellen Tarr Has Some Good Questions for the FREE UFO Experiencer Survey Folks

This post over at the information-rich UFO Chronicles website drew my attention for reasons I can’t fully divulge right now: “Questioning Alien Abduction Research Methodology.” The post leads to another post by Dr. Ellen Tarr, accurately describes as “a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Immunology [and] an Associate Professor at Midwestern University.” I’ve corresponded with Prof. Tarr in regard to her recent paper on the misunderstandings over (and abuse of) Rh-Negative blood factor. Seems some “researchers” out there want to associate this blood factor with alien hybrids and nephilim offspring (eye-rolls are appropriate at this point). Dr. Tarr graciously gave me a copy of her presentation, which is awaiting publication — hence I can’t get into its details here, at least right now. But take note, all you out there who think such misguided thoughts about Rh-factor blood. Tarr not only shows these ideas to be absurd; she shows the whole thought process about Rh-Negative to be woefully uninformed. You might want to recant early before her work appears in publication. Just a heads up.

Anyway … The above post leads to Dr. Tarr’s thoughts on the recent research survey by FREE (Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters). I blogged about the survey back in July. Dr. Tarr has some critical things to say about the study in her post, “Not So Fast on the UFO Warm Fuzzies.” Here’s her first paragraph:

On Feb. 19, Motherboard posted an article by Daniel Oberhaus entitled, “This Neuroscientst Wants to Know Why People Who See UFOs Feel So Good.” The interview with Dr. Bob Davis discussed recent results of the FREE (Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters) study. Information about the study as well as results from the Phase 1 and Phase 2 surveys can be found on the FREE website. The finding highlighted in the article and in their first paper is that of 3,057 people studied who have conscious memory of “contact with a physical craft associated with some form of non-human intelligence,” approximately 85% “are being transformed in a very positive behavioral or psychospiritual way.” This is an interesting finding, and even Davis points out that is wasn’t what was expected. However, there are a number of reasons these claims should be interpreted with caution and at least a little skepticism.

The short post is worth the read. I’ve asked FREE for the raw data of the survey, which, not surprisingly, they won’t release. Too many of the questions are, in my view (and I’m certain survey-creation professionals would agree and see even more) far too leading. Why not subject the questions (the whole idea really) to those who specialize in the language of such things? Hmmm.

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UFO Hoaxing Round-Up

I recently found an article on how the recent YouTube Ad / Monetization policies have rocked the “Secure Team 10” UFO Hoax site and came across a list of “related links” that was too interesting to pass up. Seems the UFO Hoaxing community (and those who vigilantly debunk such material) have been busy lately. Check out these links:

UFO Hoaxes at The Touch of a Finger with iPhone App “UFO Camera Gold” | VIDEO

Viral ‘Alien Video’ (Easily) Proven a HOAX

Viral ISS Video is a Hoax | UFO NEWS

Video of UFO Releasing Glowing Orbs – a Hoax | VIDEO

The Kumburgaz, Turkey UFO Case: It’s a Lens Refection!

UFO Hokum – A Phenomenon Unto Itself

 

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Daily UFO Headlines 4/19/2017

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Daily UFO Headlines 4/18/2017

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Flying square object puzzles Philadelphia witness

A Pennsylvania witness at Philadelphia reported watching and photographing a slow moving, square-shaped object moving overhead, according to testimony in Case 82950 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was outside at the corner of Allegheny and Kensington in Philadelphia waiting for the bus at 8 a.m. on April 3, 2017.

“It was a lovely morning and I was looking at the sky and clouds and saw a black object quite high,” the witness stated.“I was facing north/northwest. My first thought was that it was some debris floating on the air currents – but it was not just floating along – it was moving quite slowly from east to west.”

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness described the object.

“The object was dark black, shaped like a wide diamond – or a square object on a corner. It did not appear to reflect light – however, I noticed a light that flashed about four times in the 10 minutes or so I was looking at it.”

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness decided to get a second opinion.

“I asked a young woman, also waiting for the bus, if she saw it – she said yes – I asked her if it looked like a helicopter? She said she didn’t think so. I’m afraid I didn’t get her name, but if I see her again I will ask. I did try to take some photos – but I don’t believe they show much since the object was so high up and I’d think, quite distant. I’m attaching the photos from my phone.”

Please be cautious with all UFO photos until an investigation is complete.

Pennsylvania MUFON Field Investigator Theodore Bloch 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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Indiana witness illustrates UFO moving overhead

An Indiana witness at Anderson recalled a UFO event from 2015 where the object was “as big as a football field” and just 300 feet overhead, according to testimony in Case 82148 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness said the object was as large as a football field moving overhead. Pictured: Downtown Anderson, IN. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The witness said the object was as large as a football field moving overhead. Pictured: Downtown Anderson, IN. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The witness was walking home after a third shift in November 2015 when the incident occurred.

“No cars were out,” the witness stated.“Just me walking down the middle of a major road.”

The witness saw the UFO out of the corner of his eye.

“I turned to the right and saw the huge, stretched, diamond-shaped spaceship. It had orange lights on all sides of it. It was just floating in a straight line heading east. No noise, no fumes. It was massive. Floating 200 feet above me.”

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

The object quickly moved away.

“It slowly flew east and I watched it until it disappeared. Breathtaking moment. Unbelievable.”

The witness provided three illustrations of the event with the report, which was filed on February 17, 2017.

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Indiana, population 56,129. MUFON Indiana Field Investigator Timothy D. Wagner investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.

“This object is not a natural phenomenon,” Wagner stated in his report. “It is possibly man-made. Could be a military secret craft. This can’t be ruled out. The object most likely is not a blimp because if it was 200 to 300 feet above witness, he should have heard the blimp motors. No sound pretty much rules out any conventional aircraft as we know it. Too big to be a hobbyist’s drone. With this limited information, would recommend a disposition of Unknown – UAV.”

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration. (Credit: MUFON)

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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