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Ooops, Did We Just Close An Airport Over A Ufo Sighting?

Picture this: it’s late in the evening on a freezing cold, dark, and windy December night in southern England, and an airport worker at Gatwick — London’s second international airport — sees something fly past in the gloom above the floodlights. The weather and darkness makes it difficult to see what the object was, but the report is phoned in to security. What was it? A flock of birds? A piece of plastic litter caught by the wind and blown through the night? In this case, the call is recorded as a drone. Because the magic D-word has been uttered, a security plan swings into action, the airport is put on a high state of readiness, and flights are suspended.

Gatwick by night, on an evening far less inclement than last week. News Oresund [CC BY 2.0].

Thousands of people across the site are put on alert, watching for the drone. And of course, the drone reports roll in, and the story takes on a life of its own. People who have no idea what a drone looks like in the air are now expecting to see one, so of course when a flock of birds or a plastic bag caught by the wind crosses their peripheral vision they too are convinced that it is the drone. Night turns into day, there is a lull in the reports so the airport re-opens, only to be closed again following a fresh spate of sightings. Flights are diverted all across the country, and tens of thousands of passengers are stranded in the terminals.

No, it’s not a speck of dirt on your screen, it’s a drone! BBC (Fair use)

There follows three days of airport closure drama. No photos emerge despite almost every one of the many thousands of people on the site having a camera phone from which they are Tweeting about the queues in the terminal. There is a grainy video, but it is indistinct, and crucially it doesn’t have anything in it that is identifiable as Gatwick. Meanwhile the police are frustrated in their search for the drone operators, who like their drone, prove difficult to pinpoint

During the third night a pair of arrests are announced, a local couple. The police have saved the day, the culprits are under lock and key. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief, the airport re-opens, and that’s the end of that. Except of course it isn’t, because inconveniently the pair are found to be blameless and released. When pressed during an interview, a police spokesman then makes the embarrassing admission that there is a possibility that there may never have been a drone at all.

YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP

You might imagine that this was the fictional plot of a thriller novel, but sadly not. All of the above is a tale of the last few days of events in the British news, save for most of the first paragraph which is our guess at how the first drone sightings may have happened. At the time of writing there remains the possibility that there could have been a drone over Gatwick, but given the current dearth of evidence it is one that seems tenuous. There are reports of drone wreckage, but since readers with long memories will recall UK police once identified RepRap parts as a 3D printed gun we’ll wait until we see it before we call it that.

If there was indeed a drone then of course we would like to see its operators brought to justice forthwith. But what concerns us at Hackaday are the implications the episode could still have for those of our community with an interest in multirotors. The usual clamour was made for Government to do something about it, and we know that would have meant a fresh set of onerous regulations for responsible multirotor owners while doing nothing about the criminals, because of course criminals have little regard for laws.

So if we are to glean anything from this sorry mess, we must examine it from several angles. Why is there a lack of drone detection technology in place? How should drone reports initially be treated and investigated on the ground? How should they be dealt with in official inquiries, and how then should lawmakers see them? This will inevitably have a British flavour to it because of the incident in question, but the points are just as valid worldwide.

WHEN A DRONE REPORT COMES IN, WE NEED A RELIABLE WAY TO EVALUATE IT

When we are told something new, it passes a process of evaluation in our minds. We look at the source, and weigh up the story itself. If a guy with crazy hair in the street tells us that the aliens have landed and are controlling the Prime Minister with a ray gun, it will probably be discounted. But if Hackaday tells us that someone has hacked a VGA chipset to work as a software-defined radio we’re guessing most of you would be very interested indeed.

When a fresh drone incident is reported it appears that this evaluation process has historically been defective. We have previously discussed official incident reports that come with no physical evidence of a drone, but contain descriptions of drones with capabilities unmatched even by jet fighter aircraft. It seems like any eyewitness report in which the culprit is named as a drone is automatically taken at face value no matter how unlikely it may be. The fact that a report may have come from a pilot is sometimes mentioned as a boost to its credibility, but that is a false assumption. A pilot who is not familiar with either how drones appear from a distance or what the capabilities of a drone are in the air can only be considered an unreliable witness, because while they may know a lot about aircraft they lack the required expertise for this judgement. So what can be done to help boost the quality of reporting and to immediately highlight credible reports while requiring more for dubious ones?

In the case of a near miss in open airspace there may be little effect on ground-based facilities, but at an airport such as Gatwick there can be no chances taken by the authorities. A drone collision on an aircraft on final approach could cause hundreds of fatalities, so upon receipt of a report they must have had little choice but to close the runways. There appears to have been a lack of drone detection technologies in place at Gatwick which means that the only source available to the airport would have been the eyewitnesses themselves, and since we have amply demonstrated the potential for eyewitness reports being unreliable then the current confusion becomes an inevitability. It is imperative that more reliable detection technologies be fitted or developed if necessary. This is especially true when precautionary shut-downs stretch past minutes or hours into world-news-making delays as happened in this instance.

COMPETENT POLICE INVESTIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM ON DRONE REPORTS

The mass media tech story cycle. Our apologies to Gartner. Curve image: Jeremykemp [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ]

Once an incident has started and news of it emerges there is a consequent effect upon members of our community. Legitimate drone fliers away from the airport will find themselves under more scrutiny, and since it is already a common tale to hear of police being called when flying is under way that means they could face harassment and wrongful arrest. Indeed though we do not know all the details of the pair arrested near Gatwick it smacks of their being arrested in a round-up of convenient local drone enthusiasts rather than as a result of meaningful investigation. That the names of the pair were leaked and they became the subject of a media frenzy further shows the danger in which they were placed, as well as the irresponsibility of the reporters who covered their plight.

PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY: WE NEED ACCURATE OFFICIAL INCIDENT REPORTS

Whatever happens in a drone report, whether it be an arrest or an embarrassing debacle, there will inevitably be an official incident report from the Civil Aviation Authority, the regulator of British civilian airspace. This will form the official record of the event, and thus should strive to be as accurate as possible, but here the process falls short for the final time. There appears to be no evaluation step performed on the available evidence and no requirement for physical proof. So if an eyewitness reports behaviors about the drone that no drone ever built could possibly be capable of, it is solemnly recorded as fact. Our previous article on this subject highlights multiple such accounts, and this is an important point because as the official record these reports are what informs legislators. When they make laws pertaining to drones it is imperative that their decisions are based upon accurate evidence, and it is clear that this is not the case. Given that they will no doubt be reviewing drone legislation in the wake of this fiasco it is particularly important that the investigators consult people with specialist knowledge in the field, demand physical proof rather than heresay, and most importantly question accounts that stretch credibility.

It seems obvious that the multirotor hobbyist is caught in a perfect storm of incompetent authorities, deeply flawed investigations, shoddy journalism, and clueless legislators. This incident has laid bare some of the shortcomings, and it is to be hoped that a few lessons might be learned to produce less of a debacle surrounding future drone incidents. It is still a developing story so there may be a breakthrough and the whole narrative will change, and if that turns out to be the case then we hope they find the correct perpetrator this time and send them away at Her Majesty’s pleasure for a very long time. We’re guessing though that every effort will be made to push it as far under the carpet as possible to save red faces among officialdom. As multirotor enthusiasts we must keep the issue of poor investigation alive though, for if we let it be buried once more it will come back to trouble us again.

Source hackaday.com

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A Gigantic UFO Was Filmed By Marines In Arizona?

A giant UFO was captured on video by the US Marines in the famous Arizona desert.

Recently, a video with an alleged UFO over the Arizona desert and a group of Marines who attended the event, has been aired on YouTube’s Section 51 channel, which quickly spread like a foam on the network.

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With the data provided by the Telemundo portal, the images have been able to appreciate a helicopter that transits next to the great flying saucer; however, beneath it there are two small satellite ships, which quickly caused alarm among the people who were present.

THE UFOS

They have a style closer to Hollywood. Similarly, before the images transmitted by the video portal, the comments were immediate and many of the users questioned the veracity of the video, since it fits perfectly with a fiction effect for a Hollywood movie.

In addition, it is claimed that the video that was called A giant UFO is filmed by the US Marines in the Arizona desert. On October 20, it was loaded in the month of October and in a few minutes it was seen 17,000 times, however, in this month it was when it completely exploded on social networks.

So far, none of the people in the video have expressed information about the veracity of the video in which the UFO is shown and users continue to speculate more about it.

The funny thing is that it is not the first time that an unidentified flying object has been captured in video, since a UFO wrapped in a fireball appeared in Germany a while ago, which is a clear example of the threat of invasion about.

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Images of the dark side of the Moon : Chinese probe Chang’e-4 lands on the hidden side of the Moon

If you put together the words moon, extraterrestrials and bases in a sentence, you get the perfect recipe for a theory of conspiracy. The Moon itself is a mysterious place, not only because we know very little about it, but because it has greatly influenced society throughout history. Today we already have enough resources to travel to our nearest natural satellite and explore it as never before, in addition to being able to find the answers to the questions about its mysteries that have fascinated the scientific community for hundreds of years.

But is it possible that in this unexplored place there are structures of extraterrestrial origin? That’s what many people ask, especially since no one has returned since the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. But what many do not know is that, in July 1970, two Russian scientists, Mikhail Vasin, and Alexander Shcherbakov, published an article entitled “Is the Moon the creation of alien intelligence?” The theory proposed by the two experts offered arguments that explained the innumerable enigmas that surround the Moon and its creation. Shcherbakov and Vasin proposed that enormous machines were used to melt rocks and form cavities within the Moon, spreading the molten garbage on the lunar surface.

And they went further by ensuring that what we see is simply a cover. In addition, if we add to the theory of Russian scientists the many images that supposedly show extraterrestrial structures on the Moon, we find one of the greatest conspiracies in history, since NASA would know of the existence of such bases. But it seems that China has decided to reveal the truth about extraterrestrial bases because it has successfully landed a probe on the hidden side of the Moon.

The Chinese probe Chang’e-4 lands on the hidden side of the Moon

The lunar explorer Chang’e-4 has landed successfully on the hidden side of the Moon. In this way, China becomes the first country in the history of humanity to successfully land a probe in this lunar zone. As reported by the China Global Television Network (CGTN), the Chang’e-4 has already sent an image, taken from the south side of the landing site.

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The objective of the mission is to help future space travelers through experiments, such as the creation of a biosphere, which includes silkworm eggs, yeast, and potato seeds. If the experiment works correctly, the ecosystem would be self-sufficient, with the silkworms sprouting the potatoes and creating caterpillars. These, in turn, would produce carbon dioxide, helping the plants to grow as a source of food.

In addition, because the hidden face of the Moon is far from the Earth, there is no interference from radio signals, making it the perfect place to study the universe. The mission is part of China’s ambitious project to explore the resources and potential of the Moon as a space base. And the next step will be a manned lunar mission to the same place.

The definitive revelation

This is the official version, but conspiracy theorists believe that China has another plan: to find secret extraterrestrial bases . They are based on the fact that the hidden face of the Moon has never been explored before and can not be seen by normal telescopes. But apart from the search for extraterrestrial bases, the Chinese lunar mission on the other side of our natural satellite can discover giant crates which are actually the result of the secret bombing of NASA. Experts in the field say that these craters were created as part of lunar mining operations or perhaps to eliminate civilizations from other worlds that inhabited the Moon. Whatever the reason, this theory became popular after NASA deliberately launched a rocket and a satellite to the lunar surface in 2009.

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Although the US space agency confirmed that the mission was done to determine if the Moon contained water, for the conspiracy theorists it was evidence of a war against an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. In addition, last year the former sergeant of the United States Air Force (USAF), Karl Wolfe, said he had discovered artificial structures on the dark side of the Moon using the data obtained by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LROC). He assured that the structures were definitely not natural, and suggested that the other side of the moon could actually be an extraterrestrial base.

Now we only need to know if China will reveal the truth about extraterrestrial structures on the Moon or continue to hide the truth as NASA has been doing over the years.

Will we definitely know the truth about extraterrestrial bases on the Moon?

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Did Aliens attack in Louisiana with beam weapons? Dec 27,2018 (Video)

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At approximately 1:50 a.M. myself and two other witnesses observed a bright amber beam of light engulf my entire backyard for about 3 seconds. this occurred over Kenner, Louisiana which is about 15 minutes driving distance from the city of New Orleans.

Approximately an hour later at 2:50 a.M. the sky lite up bright colors of green, blue, red, amber, yellow, etc. at this time electrical sub stations across the area caught fire and also telephone poles were seen catching of fire. electricity was surging from pole to pole for miles all over the city of Kenner! i went outside and observed multi colored lights in the sky directly over my house. i could feel a massive amount of energy in the air and we felt an electrical charge over our bodies, that caused our hair to stand up. the wind picked up and a powerful humming sound of energy could be heard over my house.

Above us in the sky were multi colored circular lights that glowed and moved in various patterns. these lights appeared to be part of a massive ufo that appeared to be over a mile wide! the feeling was so intense and powerful, that at one point i ran inside fearing for my safety. the end part of my video has parts missing for some unknown reason.

What we witnessed last night, i believe to be something not from this earth. it was huge and extremely powerful! the occurrence was so frightening, i called 911 to report what i was witnessing over my city. it took about 5 minutes for 911 to answer my call, likely because so many people were calling in to report what they were witnessing in the sky above them. i have a short news clip from a local news station here where people reported seeing multi colored lights in the sky above them. i will upload it here, but i just noticed that the news station has now taken down that video off of their website. the authorities told the news station that the multi colored lights seen in the sky above them, were caused by transformers blowing. i have seen many transformers blow, but what i witnessed last night above me in the sky, was lights from a large ufo craft! not lights from transformers exploding! these multi colored lights were large and moved in different patterns across the sky above me.

The energy, heat and electricity in the air while this was occurring was extremely intense! the lights at homes in my neighborhood were flickering on and off for the entire time this occurred last night. you can see the lights flicker in a video i captured last night, i will upload that footage here in this report.

It took the electrical company over 7 hours to restore the electricity to my neighborhood. sub stations, large wires, and poles were destroyed everywhere around my city! the wood electrical poles were catching on fire and burning all over the city of Kenner!

What myself and many other’s witnessed in the sky over Kenner last night, was a massive ufo that had large multi colored lights over our city. this craft possessed massive amounts of energy and it caused major electrical destruction as it hovered over our area. this was one of the most amazing things i have ever witnessed in my life! at one point i ran inside my house, in fear that i would be somehow sucked up into a large craft and taken away. or that i might be electrocuted while standing outside witnessing what was occurring.

Much of the evidence of what occurred last night is being taken down from news sites! but i captured some amazing evidence that i will upload here in the form of videos. i have had some interesting ufo encounters over the years and i have reported a few of these encounters here on mufon. but what i witnessed last night was the most intense and powerful encounter i have ever witnessed by far! this ufo craft was huge and it caused massive destruction around my city last night! i don’t think what occurred was intentional, but something went wrong when this huge craft came down over my city last night. some of the video footage you will see below is intense and shocking! i will be keeping a close eye on the sky in the days to come! what occurred last night reminded me a lot of the phoenix lights mile wide ufo sightings back in 1997.

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