AIRPROX Admits – Plane and UFO in near collision

Airbus-A320

A report by the UK AIRPROX Board has concluded that a passenger aircraft preparing to  land at Glasgow Airport, Scotland, had a near miss encounter with a UFO. The pilot and co-pilot of the Airbus 320 observed the ‘ufo’ pass some 300 feet beneath the aircraft and calculated the risk of collision as high. The incident which happened on December 2nd 2012, was reported to aviation authorities by the pilot thereby triggering an AIRPROX investigation. The Airbus was descending at 4,000 feet when the ufo, described as ‘Blue and yellow in colour with a small frontal area’ loomed ahead. The pilot dismissed the idea of it being a balloon.

The investigation was unable to determine what the Airbus encountered, but was able to reject the idea that it was any readily identifiable flying object as they would all have been discernible on radar with the possible exception of a glider (although they discount the idea of it being a glider as thermal currents were not conducive to gliding and no glider was known to be flying in the area).

A transcript of the Pilot talking to Air Traffic Control has been released;

A320: “Glasgow Approach [A320 C/S]”

EGPF: “[A320 C/S] pass your message”

A320: “Er yeah we just had something pass underneath us quite close [1255:30] and nothing on TCAS have you got anything on in our area”

EGPF: “Er negative er we’ve got nothing on er radar and we’re n- not talking to any traffic either”

A320: “Er not quite sure what it was but it definitely er quite large [1255:40] and it’s blue and yellow”

EGPF: “OK that’s understood er do you have a an estimate for the height”

A320: “Maybe er [1255:50] yeah we were probably about erm four hundred to five hundred feet above it so it’s probably about three and a half thousand feet.”

Search action was initiated but nothing could be found or traced.

The Airprox report concluded: “Investigation of the available surveillance sources was unable to trace any activity matching that described by the A320 pilot. Additionally there was no other information to indicate the presence or otherwise of activity in the area.”

The report said the Airprox board had been of the opinion that the object was unlikely to have been a fixed wing aircraft, helicopter or hot air balloon, given that it had not shown up on radar.

It was also thought that a meteorological balloon would be radar significant and unlikely to be released in the area.

A glider could not be discounted, the report said, but it was unlikely that one would be operating in the area because of the constrained airspace and the lack of thermal activity because of the low temperature.

Similarly, the board believed that a hang-glider or para-motor would be radar significant and that conditions precluded them, as they did para-gliders or parascenders.

The report stated: “Members were unable to reach a conclusion as to a likely candidate for the conflicting aircraft and it was therefore felt that the board had insufficient information to determine a Cause or Risk”.

UFO filmed in daylight over Brisbane

This morning (19/04/13) A witness has described seeing a ufo resembling a ‘disk or sphere’ hovering over Brisbane cultural centre before it moved off across the river. It took him a few minutes to realise he could video it on his phone. He snapped two stills images before switching to video. It WAS NOT a helicopter and the witness entertained the idea it might be a ‘drone’ of some kind. After finding it difficult to focus upon it he stopped videoing but at that moment the ufo appeared to ‘transform’ into what he could only describe as the ‘arm of a crane’ and swooped low behind the cityscape and disappeared from view. The incident occurred at 8.03am and was filmed from Victoria Bridge Brisbane. A fuller report is currently being compiled and will appear here when this page is updated later.

More than a feeling…

…it’s solidarity.

Boston

Wikileaks Reveal – King Hassan of Morocco sought UFO answers from the USA.

Wikileaks made over 1 million United States of America diplomatic documents available to the public today. Although it will take many months (possibly years) to unravel the ramifications of the release, one cable which caught my eye today however was from the American Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, to the Department of State concerning  ‘Unidentified Flying Objects’ which traversed Morocco on the night of the 18th/19th September 1976.

No less than the Chief of the Gendarmerie was despatched to ask the Americans what it could have been and was it anything to do with them? The short answer would appear to be ‘No’. Not only was the Chief of the Gendarmerie seeking answers from the Americans, in this instance King Hassan II was too. It seems thousands of people would have witnessed the objects described as ‘silvery’, ‘circular’ and ‘tube shaped’, but hundreds reported the objects all with a high degree of similarity.

The American Ambassador himself (named only as Anderson) felt obliged to add a personal comment to his communique – “I FRANKLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THESE SIGHTINGS, ALTHOUGH I FIND INTRIGUING THE SIMILARITY OF DESCRIPTIONS REPORTED FROM WIDELY DISPERSED LOCATIONS. IN ANY EVENT, I WISH TO BE ABLE TO RESPOND PROMPTLY TO KING HASSAN’S REQUEST FOR INFORMATION, AND WOULD APPRECIATE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO ASSIST ME IN THIS.”

ANDERSON

Read the original document at this link - https://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1976RABAT05209_b.html

The Nuremberg ‘UFO War’ of 1561

 

Hans Glaser Woodcut

 

Anyone with an interest in Ufology alights on this case eventually. No one can claim “Photoshopped” when dealing with a 16th Century woodcut and the accompanying text from the Nuremberg Gazette (an early broadsheet).  The text lends weight to the idea that the townsfolk did indeed witness an extraterrestrial event above Nuremberg.

The date was 4th of April 1561 and the good folks of Nuremberg awoke to find what appeared to be an aerial battle taking place high above them. I’ll let a contemporary account take up the rest of the story;

The “dreadful apparition” filled the morning sky with “cylindrical shapes from which emerged black, red, orange and blue-white spheres that darted about.” Between the spheres, there were “crosses with the color of blood.” This “frightful spectacle” was witnessed by “numerous men and women.” Afterwards, a “black, spear-like object” appeared. The author of the Gazette warned “the God-fearing will by no means discard these signs, but will take it to heart as a warning of their merciful Annunciation with St. Emidius Father in heaven, will mend their lives and faithfully beg God, that he avert His wrath, including the well-deserved punishment, on us, so that we may, temporarily here and perpetually there, live as His children.” (Nuremberg Gazette).

It seems the entire event began at dawn and lasted an hour. Dozens if not hundreds of orbs, crosses and tubes fought it out in the sky before one group flew off toward the sun and another crashed to the ground producing ‘steam’. Now many centuries later what can we say about this most baffling event?

Nothing to my knowledge (with the exception of an incident in Basle Switzerland 5 years later – for which there is another commemorative woodcut), comes close to replicating what happened that day. Was this truly a battle between extraterrestrials? No known natural phenomena satisfactorily explains it. It ranks high as an all time classic ‘Ufo sighting’ and although the event was to take on religious/spiritual overtones the description for those of us who believe aliens traverse our skies is mind boggling.

Nuremberg Gazette

 

For those who can read old German I enclose a copy (above) of the original document ‘The Gazette’. I have read just about everywhere I go on the internet that the woodcut and the written article were produced 5 years later in 1566. This is demonstrably untrue – The Central Library of Zurich lists both items as having been created in 1561 – the year of the event (see below).  The woodcut was reproduced within the Broadsheet in 1561 meaning it couldn’t have been created in 1566 (although this does not rule out a second one being crafted in later years). The print run of the woodcut and the Gazette appeared ten days later on the 14th of April.

Gazette creation date

It has been posited that what the townspeople may have been suffering from was Ergot poisoning (which causes hallucinations) but the effects were well known at the time and one can’t help but feel they would have realised it afterward (in which case the woodcut may have been of a Baker hanging from a gallow’s as ergot poisoning is caused by a fungal infestation on bread).

Useful Links for further reading/research

http://ufoevidence.org/cases/case486.html

http://www.zb.uzh.ch/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergot

 

Planet Flipside