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August 5, 2010

RAF UFO encounters may have been covered up by Churchill and Eisenhower

RAF UFO encounters may have been covered up by Churchill and Eisenhower

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This article is misleading.

  1. Letter(s) written by one member of the public in 1999 claimed that Eisenhower and Churchill discussed and covered up a UFO report. The Cabinet Office (not the MOD) reviewed its records in 1999 and found no records to confirm the claim. There was no investigation in the light of the National Archive publication, and there is no suggestion that there are numerous files that relate to the claim.
  2. There was not a public inquiry. The Ministry of Defence received (and responded to) numerous inquiries and UFO reports from members of the public.
     
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

In light of documents released by the National Archives, The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense has investigated claims that Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower may have orchestrated a cover-up of an Unidentified Flying Object sighting by the Royal Air Force.

Numerous public inquiry files suggest that great concern was had for the proposition that former Prime Minister of The UK, Churchill and then US General Eisenhower, knew of an unknown metalic object approaching RAF aircraft off the British coast during World War II. One inquiry noted a discussion between Churchill and Eisenhower overheard by Churchill’s body guard by the apparent grandson of the body guard (whose name was blacked out).

The inquiry read, “During the discussion with Mr Churchill, a consultant dismissed any possibility that the object had been a missile, since a missile could not suddenly match its speed with a slower aircraft and then accelerate again […] Another person at the meeting raised the possibility of an unidentified flying object, at which point Mr Churchill declared that the incident should be immediately classified for at least 50 years and its status reviewed by a future prime minister”.

Further records showing Churchill’s general interest in UFOs were released alongside many other public inquiry files that concluded any UFO sightings were no threat to British airspace and minutes from a Joint Intelligence Committee meeting in 1959, where UFO sightings were a major theme.

Sightings made by officials and civilians were discussed at the Joint Intelegence meeting and 16 cases were singled out, 10 were identified as technical faults, misinterpretations and hoaxes – while 6 remain unidentified.

The unit of the Ministry of Defence that dealt with UFOs was closed last year.



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November 25, 2008

UFO spotted in Sacramento during Friday Night Football

Filed under: Cleanup,Disputed,UFO — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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  • 18 July 2008: MUFON releases report on UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas
  • 24 January 2008: Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says
  • 16 January 2008: UFO sightings reported in Texas town
  • 3 May 2007: Britain’s Ministry of Defence to release UFO files
  • 27 April 2007: Pilots spot ‘UFOs’ near the Channel Islands
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Air 10, which is a helicopter for a Sacremento, California based television station, had spotted a UFO – yes – a UFO while it was carrying out its duties. Those duties were that it was helping the TV station broadcast a sporting event called “Friday Nights Football”, which is a series of high School football games. The pilot commented that the thing was unknown and was of a undetermined distance from the UFO. The last time that a helicopter had encountered a UFO was in the UK when a UFO nearly hit a helicopter. The UFO was also reported by several people on the ground, who done so in a manner to avoid being ridiculed (See Robertson Panel and Operation Mockingbird), such as being called crazy, “nuts”.

Recent information indicates that the “UFO” may be some kind of promotional matter.

Sources

  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=50924&provider=top – TV station’s helicopter spots UFO while filming “Friday Nights” football games. Witnesses also spot UFO
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=51021&catid=2 – UFO claimed to be a promotional advertisement
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UFO spotted during “Friday Night Football” – Sacremento, California

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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  • 16 January 2008: UFO sightings reported in Texas town
  • 3 May 2007: Britain’s Ministry of Defence to release UFO files
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Air 10, which is a w:helicopter for a Sacremento, California based television station, had spotted a UFO – yes – a w:UFO while it was carrying out its duties. Those duties were that it was helping the TV station broadcast a sporting event called “Friday Nights Football”, which is a series of high School football games. The pilot commented that the thing was unknown and was of a undetermined distance from the UFO. The last time that a helicopter had encountered a UFO was in the UK when a UFO nearly hit a helicopter. The UFO was also reported by several people on the ground, who done so in a manner to avoid being ridiculed (See w:Robertson Panel and w:Operation mockingbird), such as being called crazy, “nuts”.

Sources

  • http://www.news10.net
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=50924&provider=top – TV station’s helicopter spots UFO while filming “Friday Nights” football games. Witnesses also spot UFO
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UFO spotted during “Friday Night Football” – Sacremento, California

Filed under: UFO — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Other stories on UFO-related events
  • 18 July 2008: MUFON releases report on UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas
  • 24 January 2008: Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says
  • 16 January 2008: UFO sightings reported in Texas town
  • 3 May 2007: Britain’s Ministry of Defence to release UFO files
  • 27 April 2007: Pilots spot ‘UFOs’ near the Channel Islands
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Air 10, which is a w:helicopter for a Sacremento, California based television station, had spotted a UFO – yes – a w:UFO while it was carrying out its duties. Those duties were that it was helping the TV station broadcast a sporting event called “Friday Nights Football”, which is a series of high School football games. The pilot commented that the thing was unknown and was of a undetermined distance from the UFO. The last time that a helicopter had encountered a UFO was in the UK when a UFO nearly hit a helicopter. The UFO was also reported by several people on the ground, who done so in a manner to avoid being ridiculed (See w:Robertson Panel and w:Operation mockingbird), such as being called crazy, “nuts”.

Recent information indicates that the “UFO” may be some kind of promotional matter.

Sources

  • http://www.news10.net
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=50924&provider=top – TV station’s helicopter spots UFO while filming “Friday Nights” football games. Witnesses also spot UFO
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

UFO spotted during “Friday Night Football” – Sacremento, California

Filed under: UFO — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Other stories on UFO-related events
  • 18 July 2008: MUFON releases report on UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas
  • 24 January 2008: Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says
  • 16 January 2008: UFO sightings reported in Texas town
  • 3 May 2007: Britain’s Ministry of Defence to release UFO files
  • 27 April 2007: Pilots spot ‘UFOs’ near the Channel Islands
…More articles here
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Air 10, which is a w:helicopter for a Sacremento, California based television station, had spotted a UFO – yes – a w:UFO while it was carrying out its duties. Those duties were that it was helping the TV station broadcast a sporting event called “Friday Nights Football”, which is a series of high School football games. The pilot commented that the thing was unknown and was of a undetermined distance from the UFO. The last time that a helicopter had encountered a UFO was in the UK when a UFO nearly hit a helicopter. The UFO was also reported by several people on the ground, who done so in a manner to avoid being ridiculed (See w:Robertson Panel and w:Operation mockingbird), such as being called crazy, “nuts”.

Recent information indicates that the “UFO” may be some kind of promotional matter.

Sources

  • http://www.news10.net
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=50924&provider=top – TV station’s helicopter spots UFO while filming “Friday Nights” football games. Witnesses also spot UFO
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=51021&catid=2 – UFO claimed to be a promotional advertisement
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

UFO spotted during “Friday Night Football” – Sacremento, California

Filed under: UFO — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Other stories on UFO-related events
  • 18 July 2008: MUFON releases report on UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas
  • 24 January 2008: Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says
  • 16 January 2008: UFO sightings reported in Texas town
  • 3 May 2007: Britain’s Ministry of Defence to release UFO files
  • 27 April 2007: Pilots spot ‘UFOs’ near the Channel Islands
…More articles here
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UFO

Air 10, which is a w:helicopter for a Sacremento, California based television station, had spotted a UFO – yes – a w:UFO while it was carrying out its duties. Those duties were that it was helping the TV station broadcast a sporting event called “Friday Nights Football”, which is a series of high School football games. The pilot commented that the thing was unknown and was of a undetermined distance from the UFO. The last time that a helicopter had encountered a UFO was in the UK when a UFO nearly hit a helicopter. The UFO was also reported by several people on the ground, who done so in a manner to avoid being ridiculed (See w:Robertson Panel and w:Operation mockingbird), such as being called crazy, “nuts”.

Recent information indicates that the “UFO” may be some kind of promotional matter.

Sources

  • http://www.news10.net
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=50924&provider=top – TV station’s helicopter spots UFO while filming “Friday Nights” football games. Witnesses also spot UFO
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=51021&catid=2 – UFO claimed to be a promotional advertisement
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

UFO spotted during “Friday Night Football” – Sacremento, California

Filed under: UFO — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Other stories on UFO-related events
  • 18 July 2008: MUFON releases report on UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas
  • 24 January 2008: Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says
  • 16 January 2008: UFO sightings reported in Texas town
  • 3 May 2007: Britain’s Ministry of Defence to release UFO files
  • 27 April 2007: Pilots spot ‘UFOs’ near the Channel Islands
…More articles here


To write, edit, start or view other articles on UFOs, see the UFO Portal

UFO

Air 10, which is a w:helicopter for a Sacremento, California based television station, had spotted a UFO – yes – a w:UFO while it was carrying out its duties. Those duties were that it was helping the TV station broadcast a sporting event called “Friday Nights Football”, which is a series of high School football games. The pilot commented that the thing was unknown and was of a undetermined distance from the UFO. The last time that a helicopter had encountered a UFO was in the UK when a UFO nearly hit a helicopter. The UFO was also reported by several people on the ground, who done so in a manner to avoid being ridiculed (See w:Robertson Panel and w:Operation mockingbird), such as being called crazy, “nuts”.

Recent information indicates that the “UFO” may be some kind of promotional matter.

Sources

  • http://www.news10.net
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=50924&provider=top – TV station’s helicopter spots UFO while filming “Friday Nights” football games. Witnesses also spot UFO
  • http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=51021&catid=2 – UFO claimed to be a promotional advertisement
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July 18, 2008

MUFON releases report on UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas

MUFON releases report on UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas

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Friday, July 18, 2008

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  • 5 August 2010: RAF UFO encounters may have been covered up by Churchill and Eisenhower
  • 18 July 2008: MUFON releases report on UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas
  • 24 January 2008: Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says
  • 16 January 2008: UFO sightings reported in Texas town
  • 3 May 2007: Britain’s Ministry of Defence to release UFO files
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On January 8, 2008 in Stephenville, Texas, one of the larger UFO sightings in the United States occurred. A few days ago the UFO investigative organization Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) released a 77-page report on the sighting. MUFON is a UFO investigative organization in the United States. Founded in 1969, it now has 3,000 members and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The MUFON report, entitled “Special Research Report Stephenville, Texas” was written by Glen Schulze and Ropert Powell. Shulze has radar experience from working at the White Sands Missile Range. Powell has a chemistry degree and has extensive experience with semiconductors from working for Advanced Micro Devices.

The report is an analysis of radar records from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Weather Service, obtained through several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and comparing them to witness accounts.

Shulze/Powell concluded that the radar data confirms the witness observations of an object, as well as the Air Force’s statement that said ten aircraft were operating in the area. They say that it is too difficult to say what the witnesses saw, but that there was something there. Twice, they say, radar picked up an object travelling at nearly 2,000 mph, and at other times it showed a slow moving object.

George W. Bush and Germany’s Angela Merkel in front of Prairie Chapel Ranch in November 2007.

Much media attention has been focused on the report’s observation that radar records show one of two objects moving directly toward the Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford. This is the home of United States President George W. Bush, which has been nicknamed the Western White House. They did not draw any conclusion as to why such movement was observed.

The authors also concluded that military air activity was heavy at the time, but that the radar records show no overt action toward the unknown object. They express concern about the possibilty that this could have been a terrorist aircraft with no transponder.

Shulze/Powell stated that they felt that they had been stonewalled in some of their FOIA requests by some government agencies. They encouraged the government to more readily provide more information about the incident.

Location of Stephenville within Texas.

The Stephenville incident on January 8, saw dozens of witnesses reporting a large object in the evening sky that hovered above the community before it took off at high speed. Steve Allen, a pilot, observed the object from the ground and described it as being a half-mile with flashing strobe lights. He also said that it was pursued by two fighter jets, when it disappeared at a speed he estimated to be 3,000 mph.

“I don’t know if it was a biblical experience or somebody from a different universe or whatever but it was definitely not from around these parts,” Allen said.

Another witness was local law enforcement officer Leroy Gateman who reported it as a red glowing object suspended 3,000 feet in the air. “It was so fast I couldn’t track it with my binoculars,” said Gateman.

Rick Sorrells says he saw the object while deer hunting in the woods. “You look at the trees, and it was right here,” he told ABC News. He estimated it to be the length of “three or four football fields,” though he could not be entirely sure due to his vantage point.

Sorrells has later claimed that military helicopters have since overflown his property at low altitude and that he has been getting strange phone calls. He also claims that an unknown man came to his door, even once told him that,”Son we have the same caliber weapons you have, but we have more of them.”, after Sorrells grabbed his rifle, and, “You need to shut your mouth about what you saw.”

“I’m trying to decide whether or not to open the door,” Sorrells said to the Empire-Tribune. “We’re just standing there face to face looking at each other. I’m thinking he’s dressed for the elements and the dogs are raising such a ruckus he must know he’s in danger of being caught. That’s when I realized he wanted me to see him.” The man then turned away and walked into the woods.

The United States Air Force initially said witnesses must have seen reflections coming from commercial airliners. However, they later clarified that ten F-16 Fighting Falcons had been on a night-time training mission in the area on January 8.

“In the interest of public awareness, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs realized an error was made regarding the reported training activity of military aircraft,” said the statement.

According to Air Force spokesperson Karl Lewis, the aircraft were from the 457th Fighter Squadron and the error in the initial report was due to an internal communications problem between offices at the base.



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July 14, 2008

MUFON releases Stephenville, US UFO reports, claims government intimidation of witnesses

Filed under: Disputed,George W. Bush,UFO,United States — admin @ 5:00 am

Monday, July 14, 2008

The UFO Investigative Organization MUFON(Mutual UFO Network) has finally released its UFO related reports concerning the Stephenville UFO Incident. Stephenville was the scene of a UFO Incident that attracted National and International attention when it reported UFOs all over the area. Stephenville is located near Dallas, Texas. One of the UFOs were seen with military aircraft on a intercept course, was 1 mi. by 0.5 mi in diameter. Others seen were Flying Triangles, discs (Disks in the US spelling), classic lights, other constructs were also seen. The MUFON reports claim that witnesses and investigators have been and are being intimidated by the US Govt.

Reports of this nature may indicate that the Robertson Panel guidelines and that of Operation Mockingbird guidelines are still being followed, such as ridicule (By publically stating that the people are “nuts”, mentally ill is a good tactical means of ridiculing someone). In 1952, Washington DC was involved in a major UFO incident that resulted in the implementation of the Robertson Panel to ostensibly prevent communication lines from being overloaded with UFO reports in the event of a war with (At that time,a Cold War with the USSR and its allies) another nation that may have developed a radical weapon.

The Robertson Panel guidelines was initiated in 1952, Operation Mockingbird guidelines was initiated in 1948.

One of the UFOs was spotted flying over the Bush’s Crawford Ranch, which is a secured “no fly zone“.

The UFO incident had started on Jan. 8, 2008.

Sources

  • www.mufon.com MUFON’s Official website
  • “MUFON Releases Comprehensive Report on Stephenville, TX Sightings”. UFO Casebook, July 11, 2008
  • Angelia Joiner “The Texas UFO Sightings of 2008”. UFO Casebook, July 11, 2008
  • Schulze-Powell “Special Research Report: Stephenville, Texas”. MUFON, July 4, 2008
  • Independent Reporter Editor Former journalist: “Just in the last five days I’ve received 800 e-mails about UFOs” The Independent Reporter Show, February 21, 2008
  • UFOs spotted over Crawford Ranch – Prez Bush’s Home in Texas
  • Canadian Source about MUFON Report
  • http://www.jointreconstudygroup.blogspot.com/interpreting-mufon-stephenville-radar.html
  • http://www.ufocasebook.com/2008/sorrellssaga2.html – Witness claims Intimidation/Harrassment
  • http://www.empiretribune.com/articles/2008/02/04/news/news01.txt Source of “Witness claims Govt. Intimidation/Harrassment”
  • http://www.jointreconstudygroup.blogspot.com/ufos-over-stephenville-neared-bush.html
  • Witness Intimidation by US Govt
  • More Witness intimidation by US Govt.
  • Compliance with Operation Mockingbird?
  • Reporter FIRED for Reporting UFO Story
  • MUFON Report on American Chronicle.com
  • ABC Article about the Stephenville UFO Incident
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January 24, 2008

Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says

Texas UFOs were actually jets, Air Force says

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

An F-16 fighter jet ascends into the sky.

The strange lights seen by dozens of Stephenville, Texas residents on the night of January 8 are now believed to have been F-16 fighter jets, according to a statement released by the Air Force Reserve.

The press release states that ten F-16s from the Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station in Fort Worth were on a training mission near Stephenville the night of the sightings. The planes were said to have been in the area from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, which is around the time residents reported seeing the lights.

Officials at the Air Force base initially stated that none of its aircraft were in the area that night, but now say they made a mistake in their reporting.

“In the interest of public awareness, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs realized an error was made regarding the reported training activity of military aircraft,” the press release says.

Major Karl Lewis, an Air Force Reserve spokesman, says the error resulted from an “internal communications oversight” at the reserve base. He had previously stated that the lights may have been an illusion caused by two commercial planes and the setting sun.

Lewis did not go into further details. “What we do down there falls under operational procedures that cannot be released because of operations security for our mission,” he said.

The Mutual UFO Network, which investigated the town last weekend, isn’t quite convinced. Kenneth Cherry, the Texas director of the network, said, “I find it curious that it took them two weeks to ‘fess up. I think they’re feeling the heat from the publicity.”

Steve Hudgeons, also of the Mutual UFO Network, said, “If this is a military exercise then I would like to see them get back over there in another 24 hours and repeat that exercise so that we can see them duplicate it.”



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