The Future of UFO research

November 6, 2012

The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP), an organization involved in UFO research, affirmed that the occurrence of “significant UFO events” has dropped notably over the past 2 decades. In addition, they said that this trend  has become so extreme that the UFO debate now focuses on only a handful of events, including claims that flying saucer crashed at Roswell in New Mexico in the 1940’s.

The same organization noted too a change in the nature of reported sightings and added that over the past 30 years classical sightings have been largely displaced by claims of UFO abductions.

A comparison has been made. While in 1972 UFO crashes were unknown or disregarded, in 2012 they effectively dominate the subject.  Assap added that the subject become influenced by conspiracy theories whose implications take ufology into extreme and alarming directions.

By contrast, Nick Pope told the Sunday Telegraph that there is a future for the subject. He stated that “There’s a quantity versus quality issue here”.

Channel 4 News Science Editor, Tom Clarke, explains why UFO watchers should not give up hope just yet.

It is perhaps inevitable that ‘traditional’ UFO enthusiasts would have to abandon the faith. The little green men in flying saucers and unexplained lights in the sky just have not stood up to scrutiny. The same advances in science and technology that made them seem plausible have failed to confirm they exist.

But to me it seems a shame that the UFO hunters may be giving up at a time when we are closer than ever to finding life in other worlds.

Rather than hearing cries from distant aliens, radio telescopes found equally incredible messages from beaming pulsars and the faint echoes of the big bang itself.

In 1992 the idea of planets beyond our solar system – so called extrasolar planets – was purely theoretical. But now astronomers are now finding real lost worlds almost everywhere they look. As of the beginning of this week 843 planets in 665 planetary systems have been discovered… and counting.

Few of these planets are suitable for life as we know it, but many are close. Just last month an Earth-sized planet was discovered orbiting our nearest neighbouring star Alpha Centuri. And statistically, the odds of a world similar to ours aren’t bad at all.

Based on data from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope there could be 500 million Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.

Estimates of the number of galaxies in the universe vary quite a bit, but we are talking hundreds of billions – you get the general idea. What’s more, the chemicals that make up the likely building-blocks of carbon-based life are being found in the furthest reaches of space.

This summer, Danish scientists discovered sugar molecules just floating in space around a star 400 light years away. And now too, we have unprecedented power to reach out and find life directly.

This week the Mars curiosity rover began the rather odd task of sniffing for methane on the surface of Mars. Detecting it could indicate the presence of belching bacterial life-forms within the soil.

So far, not a whiff. But the truth is out there.

So, what is your opinion about this subject?

Source: Channel 4

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UFO News

August 24, 2012

Hi everyone!

On my last post I wrote about a lecture of Andrew Hodrien on BUFOG about Psychology and Ufology

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On BUFOG Blog they posted that Andrew was only able to get through the first part of the lecture due to the sheer amount of info he had to share. In this way, they have decided to have him back in October, in order to let him lecture about the second topic.

Meanwhile, the day of the 1st Portuguese Vigil UFO finally came! So you can’t forget your UFOaholic App to record any sighting!

So if you are a UFO hunter or a UFO lover and want to record your own UFO sighting, what if we extend this vigil to more countries?

Let me know what are you planning!

Until then, to motivate you all, I leave you here an outstanding UFO report sighting from yesterday night in Scituate, MA, US.

Around 9:45 PM, I said goodnight to my boyfriend and hung up the phone as I gazed up at the stars, lying in a hammock on my back deck. While we were on the phone I saw two shooting stars and made wishes on them. After I hung up I was finishing my cigarette, I saw another, and two seconds later I saw three consecutive ones, but those three were unlike any shooting star I had ever seen. They had a very short streak which curved sharply. On one of them I wished that I would see an UFO. At that point, I thought about how sharply I could see the stars, how they pulsate and change from blue to red. They all seemed to be randomly blinking at me. I was just examining the sky, appreciating it. A star to my right, towards the SW, caught my attention. It was so bright and pulsated gold and red like no star I had ever seen before. So I continued to observe it for the next few minutes, it was very peculiar. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I began to notice the subtle movements it was making, hovering in small circular motions but not very noticeable unless you were paying attention, up and down left and right, clockwise and counterclockwise. I first thought I was the one moving, but I wasn’t, this was abnormal. I was questioning if I was really seeing what I thought it was, trying to identify what cosmic body it could be, but there was no explanation for what I was seeing. After about fifteen to twenty minutes of observation, I got the attention of my eleven year old sister to come outside and confirm what I was seeing and make sure my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me. She also thought at first it was a star, but then upon further observation, came to a horrifying realization that it was something we had never seen before. Fearfully, she asked me if they were going to land and said she was scared. My mom came outside and we pointed it out to her and she said it was a plane, an actual plane approached on the horizon coming from the NW, at an estimated eighty degrees. My sister exclaims, “THAT’S a plane, mom!” as she points to it. My mom tells us to go to bed and goes inside. I call the Scituate Police Non-Emergency Line and ask if they know of any aircraft in the area and explain what I’m seeing, as the station is within walking distance and would also be in view. The woman tells me they don’t know of any aircraft, like she even asked… Me and my sister continued to watch it for at least fifteen to twenty minutes together after that, trying to find something to film it but nor my phone or my mom’s iPhone camera was good enough to see it. Eventually she went inside and went to bed after giving up trying to convince me to come inside. I continued to watch it for probably less than ten minutes, when all of a sudden it sped away without a sound to the east, behind the trees where I couldn’t see and disappeared. Right then, 2 identical large planes or jets of some sort approached from the NE, in line, very close together, and proceeded to fly through the exact same spot I originally saw the object. I tried to locate it but it was gone. Maybe three minutes later an identical plane/jet to the previous two passed above me. There were a lot of planes throughout the whole sighting, one flying VERY close to the object. I continued to observe the sky, for around five or ten minutes when from the northern horizon a red and gold Saturn like object around the size of an aspirin less than a mile up flew overhead to the S and disappeared from view. There seemed to be an abnormal amount of planes flying about. I then noticed another, smaller star like object near where the first was originally, also moving even subtler, I approximate it was about a mile away. It was very difficult to write this all down, well remember well. I don’t know if it’s from lack of sleep or shock or a combination of the two, but I know what I saw was real. I sat outside for a long time scanning the sky, smoked a joint and then another cigarette. My mom came back outside and I pointed the third object out to her, and she agreed that it was moving and insisted I go to bed. I prayed to God that if aliens did come, they wouldn’t hurt anyone, and not to let them scare the shit out of me. Also, if they wanted to talk to me they could, just don’t let them take me because I need to be with my family. I sat and looked and listened and heard random abnormal noises coming from the woodland, and my own and my neighbor’s yards. From behind a tall, thick row of shrub trees between my house and my neighbors front yard, the solar light stuck in the grass went dark. That struck some fear in me. A strange bug like sound, a clicking, from one single creature was moving radially around me from about ten to twelve feet away, from the backyard and then to the front, shortly after the light went dark. I had this feeling whatever was making the sound was intelligent and tried to interact with it, but with no correlating success. After about maybe seven minutes, the light came back on, which scared me because I had moved around to make sure I hadn’t just obstructed the view with the trees. This is all I can remember at this point. I got the feeling that I was in the presence of something though. I’m just in shock. I went inside at about midnight, and have been writing this since, trying to explain and wondering if that really just happened. Also, if I didn’t feel this was extremely important to write down while it’s fresh or wasn’t absolutely sure these were real sightings or not, I wouldn’t have stayed up until two thirty in the morning writing this when I have to wake up for work in four hours for a nine hour shift. Awesome.

Source: MUFON


UFOaholic New Version Available!

August 1, 2012

UFOaholic Version 1.12 is available… starting now!

What’s New in Version 1.12

  • Camera bug fix for iOS 5.1.1
  • Facebook login issues fixed
  • Minor bug fixes

For those who still don’t know how UFOaholic works and the benefits in using it, check out this video:

Check  the most recent UFO sightings and add new ones with UFOaholic!

Hope it turns out very useful for you all too!


UFOaholic in the news

July 20, 2012

The past few hours have been crazy for UFOaholic!

We are receiving lots of mentions, comments and suggestions all over the web!

It has already been called as a

revolutionary new tool which should make sightings and reporting quick and easy

And there people betting that

pretty soon it will probably have a big impact on the web

As if this was not enough, UFOaholic was referred on a report of WPDE NewsChannel 15, by Ryan Naquin.

Check out the report!

I want to thank everyone who have mentioned and supported the UFOaholic!

However, some blogs and some websites are saying that UFOaholic is free. It must be clarified that UFOaholic  isn’t free, although it is almost free!

You can check it on App Store.

As many people have already done, do not let your sighting being unnoticed!
UFOaholic is available on the app store!


UFO Sightings around the world

July 17, 2012

Hi there!

I’ve been doing some research about UFO sightings and I’d found a lot of records in different countries and cities around the world.

On MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) website, only today I found 17 different sightings, 4 of them of today.

Here you have the description for those:

I was outside and something told me to look up, and thats when I saw A Orange color with A red glow. I told my husband look up and his like what is that never seen anything like that before. Then it just disappeared.

Il, US

UFO hovering and morphing under dense rain clouds. Disk like, looked as though it was slowly rolling and flipping head over heels. Drifted away until clouds obscured view.
Definitely not a bird, plane or helicopter. Had a faint torsion field (for lack of better words) around the object.
I was in my backyard looking southeast of Oakhurst, GA. looking up at the beautiful rain clouds when I spotted the object. It caught my eye because it stood out as something obviously anomalous.

GA, US

First object seen was a flash of light, then it started to move but looked like a star, then it flashed again while moving up and disappeared. Second object seen was flashing white randomly while remaining stationary, a second object flashed near but flash was not as bright. Then a glowing white object flew over my house, but was high in the sky. Then we got scared and ran inside.

AZ, US

I was outside just looking at stars. A red glow caught my attention. Standing still looking thru trees using branches as marker I saw they were moving. No wind or breeze. Then I saw thy went in erratic directions and move 5-10 degrees with north being the origin and shifting 15 degrees to the west. When airplane closer to ground appeared under the red & altering white light the closest light would erratically move. Circle, oval, straight line and fast. When the one light was moving the other 4 were stationary. My wife saw same thing. I was interested and watched for 1-1/2 hr. My wife only watched 15 munites. I gave up about 1:45 to go in and get ready for bed. No structured shape was evident. They were orange/red for 75% of the time the remainder they were more yellow. No wind tonight. This allowed me to use tree branches as marks to verify they were moving. Lightening bugs were out but their light god on and off. The 5 objects never stopped glowing one of the colors.

MI, US

I’d found some reports in Portugal (in UFO Portugal Blog) and in the UK (in UK UFO Sightings website) from the past few days, as well.

The Daily Mail published today an article saying that, according to a leading physicist, we’ll probably have a close encounter with aliens this century.

At least, this is a scientific prediction.

The same physicists warns that this is a matter for governments, who should prepare their citizens for our first extraterrestrial encounter now, rather than Hollywood.

So, how well prepared do you think we are?

Sources: MUFON; Daily Mail


1st National Vigil UFO / 1º Vígilia Nacional VOE 2012

July 12, 2012

Hi there!

I’ve noticed that in Portugal is been organized a national vigil.

Here you have the poster!

The main informations given is that this watch it’s going to happen in 24th and 25th of August, this year. In addiction, says that for more information we can send an e-mail for ufo_portugal@sapo.pt.

On the UFO Portugal blog they add that they recommend an enrollment in order to know which points of Portugal that will be in vigil, sending information  about our name and location.

If you are a UFO hunter or a UFO lover and want to record your own UFO sighting, what if we extend this vigil to more countries?

I leave you this challenge!


UFO sighting in Hollywood

July 11, 2012

Check out this UFO sighting in Hollywood on 8th of July 2012!

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Helicopters investigates UFOs over Hollywood July 8, 2012 ~ a new UFO video on Youtube uploaded Jul 9, 2012, by youtube user WeDreamWeLiveWeLove, shows three lights comming in from the distance and one of the UFOs seem to stop not so far away from the people filming it. Then, after a moment, you start hearing helicopters closing in and then you actually see one of the helicopters investigating the UFO. This is a very intriguing video and I think it´s genuine footage. I don´t see anything in the video that points to a fake. This is just some innocent people enjoying the sudden surprise in the sky, and quite dramatic it is with helicopters investigating UFOs over Hollywood.

 

In the video below, which is the second part of the video above, you see (from the start in the video) the helicopter, apparently a LAPD Police Helicopter, moving very…

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