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Strange Light Phenomena In The Skies Over New Zealand

According to latest news from New Zealand, people have been witnessing strange unexplained lights in the skies on several occasions this week.

For the moment the lights remain of unknown origin.

The mystery lights were visible on Monday or Tuesday night on October 29 or 30. The sightings took place Challenge petrol station on Malfroy Rd and there  were at least four witnesses who state that five glowing orbs were moving slowly across the road toward Sunset Rd for about 30 seconds before they disappeared  behind trees.

The New Zealand Herald reports that “A Challenge petrol station employee, who only wanted to be known as Michelle, said she and at least three others watched  the orbs, which appeared about 8pm just before dark.

“A customer came in and asked ‘can you see that?’, we were all wondering what was going on.

“They were all perfectly round with a larger orange-coloured orb leading about four smaller orbs all in a line about the same distance apart.  They were moving on an angle before they disappeared behind some trees.”

Michelle said the glowing orbs were in the sky about 200m to 300m away from the service station forecourt and they watched them for about 30 seconds.

“There’s no way they were lights from a plane, they were too big and were not flashing. Our first thought was it was something military but there was no noise and they were just floating there.

“We were all a bit freaked out but we weren’t imagining things. I’m not one to sensationalise things … I was reading the paper every day to see if anyone else had seen them.”

Michelle said they all knew they had seen something strange but she had not talked about it since.

“People might think I’m a bit mad, but I was in the air force and I know what an aeroplane looks like,” she said.

In another recent sighting, a Lake Tarawera resident who wished to remain anonymous, said he photographed a bright orange orb as it slowly moved across the  lake about two months ago.

The man, who lives on Spenser Rd, said he and his wife watched a colourful floating orb for about five minutes before it floated off to the right of Rainbow  Mountain heading toward Tauranga.

“We saw it heading from roughly a southern position heading north low in the sky. It appeared to be a rotating ball with varying colours.  It was not along any flights paths that I see airplanes on either.

“It continued going north at a steady, relatively slow speed, so I had time to get out the camera but unfortunately the picture isn’t that great.”

The man said he was left with a strange feeling he had seen something out of the ordinary.

During a number of separate sightings this month a rural Rotorua resident filmed what he described as a “blinking ufo object and big bright  sphere object” as well as a “bright light ufo, strange skies ufo and fireballs”.

The man uploaded his films to the video sharing website YouTube identifying himself as horsefarmer1000.

In one of the videos there is also an obvious meteor shower at the end and satellites in the sky. But, there are some floating, flashing lights  in the videos which do not look like an aeroplane or helicopter.

One of the videos has had more than 3280 views with the filming taking place on November 4 and November 8.

Horsefarmer1000 declined to be interviewed by The Daily Post but links to his films were sent to New Zealand UFO investigation organisation Ufocus NZ.

Ufocus director Suzanne Hansen said she had watched the videos but said without speaking to the person it was difficult to say what was going on.

“I did not see anything that could not be explained in conventional terms.

“If people believe they have captured a UFO on film, we are able to send it to the United States for photographic data analysis with either a  physicist and optical data analyst, or a retired Nasa scientist, who assist Ufocus NZ in our work.

“We think this is a more credible way of ascertaining its veracity than posting it on YouTube.”

However, Ms Hansen said the organisation had received some very detailed sighting reports in the Rotorua/Tauranga/Kaimai area in the past year.

“In December 2011 we received a report from a small group of witnesses who observed an object, which was not an aircraft, which came to within  15m of their position and “followed” them for a couple of kilometres.

“In March of this year, we received a report from a scientist who had a similar experience at a Northland beach and who provided an identical  description to that given by the December 2011 witnesses.

She said in June, a person onboard an aircraft approaching Tauranga from Rotorua saw a silver/white disc-shaped object at a low altitude above  the treetops and in July a retired commercial pilot saw a large silver spherical object accompanied by two white/silver V shaped objects over Tauranga Harbour.

Ms Hansen said there had been numerous reports in the Bay of Plenty and throughout the country, of very large orange balls of light.

“It is interesting to note that when the December 2011 witnesses first sighted an anomalous light, it was a large orange orb. As it came closer  they were able to see the object within this orange glow.

“At close proximity the object had “switched off” the glow and the witnesses were able to see considerable detail.”

Ms Hansen said the organisation had received more UFO sighting reports this year than in any other year.

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NASA in alien life BREAKTHROUGH after DNA discovery

NASA has synthesised an “alien” form of DNA, revolutionising our understanding of what extraterrestrial life may resemble and where it exists.

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) contains the genetic instructions for all known living things. And scientists at US space agency NASA have created an “alien” form of DNA. This DNA could lead breakthroughs in understanding what alien life could resemble.

The NASA discovery suggests there might be unimagined forms of DNA-based life as we know it on Earth.

And alien life on other worlds might be built using different molecular systems of the kind the NASA scientists have synthesised, they have suggested.

The new molecular system will allow scientists searching for alien life to recalibrate what exactly they are actually looking for and where it could exist.

DNA is a complex double helix-shaped molecule stored and then transmitting the genetic information that makes us who we are.

NASA: The DNA discovery revolutionises our understanding of what extraterrestrial life may resemble (Image: Indiana University School of Medicine)

This data is passed from generation to generation in every living thing on Earth, allowing life to continue.

DNA is constructed of four different ingredients, known as nucleotides and are common across all life on our planet.

But DNA could likely vary significantly elsewhere in the universe, the NASA study has shown.

Imagining forms of life that might use different structures – and developing ways of detecting them – is a central part of NASA’s work.

NASA: The researchers call the new creation “hachimoji” DNA 

And this week’s announcement is a huge breakthrough, as the study has has created such a molecule.

Lori Glaze, acting director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division said: “Life detection is an increasingly important goal of NASA’s planetary science missions, and this new work will help us to develop effective instruments and experiments that will expand the scope of what we look for.”

The new research saw scientists create a new kind of molecule system that functions like DNA, but has an important difference.

Instead of DNA’s usual four ingredients, the NASA scientists have created one containing eight.

It has all of the four that are found in life on Earth: adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine.

NASA: The study shows alien life could thrive in environments never previously considered

The NASA scientist have added an extra four synthetic ones, capable of mimicking the structures of the ingredients found in regular DNA.

The NASA researchers call the new creation “hachimoji” DNA – hachi is Japanese for eight, while moji means letter.

Hhachimoji DNA functions the same as our DNA, meeting the same requirements that allow it to store and transmit information.

That has meant that the kinds of molecules that might be storing information in life on alien worlds could be similarly different.

Source www.express.co.uk

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Massachusetts Town Removes Monument to Historically Documented UFO Sighting

In this age of government UFO revelations and presidential candidates promising disclosure of secret UFO files, you would think that the town which claims to be the home of the “only historically documented UFO sighting in the United States” would be proud of a monument touting the event. In this case, you would be wrong.

“The monument was removed at considerable expense to the town. Unfortunately, the party responsible was not responsive.”

The Berkshire Edge interviewed Selectman (a New England term for a member of the local government board) Martin Mitsoff about the removal this week of the Sheffield UFO monument located near the Sheffield, Massachusetts, covered bridge where in 1969 Thomas Reed, then age 9, and his family found themselves “being taken aboard a tarnished circular looking vessel where an image of a willow tree was displayed.” The next thing he says he remembers is being back in the car and a couple of hours had passed.

Sheffield? Looks like a good place to land.

His grandmother reported the incident to the police and found that at least 20 others had also reported seeing a UFO and a local radio station said they received 40 calls from witnesses. Reed claims he took a lie detector test and got a 99.1 truth rating. Based on that, the Great Barrington Historical Society declared the UFO sighting “historically significant and true” and money was raised to create a 6-foot tall, 5,000-pound concrete memorial (you can see photos of the monument and the park here) with an inscription that reads in part:

“This Governor’s Citation [is] in recognition of the off-world incident on Sept. 1st, 1969, which engaged the Reed Family, which has been established.”

Cool! What’s Selectman Mistoff’s problem? Well, the monument attracted graffiti and was discovered to be on government property, so it was moved 50 feet and updated with lights and a bench. Then it was discovered to be on a town right-of-way easement. That prompted a year of meetings and email exchanges which resolved nothing. On June 4, this happened:

“A crew from the town highway department arrived at around 8:30 a.m. with a front-end loader/backhoe combination and hauled away the monument, a bench and a row of crushed stone.”

The story doesn’t reveal where the monument was hauled away to, but Reed considers this to be an act of theft and plans to file charges.

Wait a minute! Why doesn’t the governor’s office get involved, since the plaque on the statue is from current Governor Charlie Baker? Doesn’t that make this an official state monument? An earlier story by The Berkshire Edge has a possible answer:

“Tim Buckley, then Baker’s communications director, said in 2016 the citation was issued in error after a persistent Reed repeatedly asked the governor’s staff to put his signature on it. The text of the citation is all in capitals and is poorly written. It appears to have been notarized by a justice of the peace in Connecticut.”

Remember … you promised a monument.

Uh-oh. It looks like the local officials agree with the governor’s former communications director and not with Reed nor the producers of the TV show “Unsolved Mysteries,” which had just been in town to do a segment on Reed and his UFO story. Should Reed try to enlist some UFO disclosure proponents like former US Senator Harry Reid or Tom DeLonge? That might help, but for now it appears the parties have their lawyers aimed at each other and will shoot it out in court.

Has anyone considered asking for help from the crew of the UFO?

Source: Mysterious Universe

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Navy pilots report seeing UFOs

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Helene Cooper
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A US Navy pilot and a weapons system officer from the VFA-11 “Red Rippers” squadron after returning to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf in 2015.

The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.

“These things would be out there all day,” said Lieutenant Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot who has been with the Navy for 10 years and who reported his sightings to the Pentagon and Congress. “Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”

In late 2014, a Super Hornet pilot had a near collision with one of the objects, and an official mishap report was filed. Some of the incidents were captured on video, including one taken by a plane’s camera in early 2015 that shows an object zooming over the ocean waves as pilots question what they are watching.

“Wow, what is that, man?” one exclaims. “Look at it fly!”

No one in the Defense Department is saying that the objects were extraterrestrial, and experts emphasize that earthly explanations can generally be found for such incidents. Graves and four other Navy pilots, who said in interviews with The New York Times that they saw the objects in 2014 and 2015 in training maneuvers from Virginia to Florida off the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, make no assertions of their provenance. But the objects have gotten the attention of the Navy, which this year sent out new classified guidance for how to report what the military calls unexplained aerial phenomena, or unidentified flying objects.

Joseph Gradisher, a Navy spokesman, said the new guidance was an update of instructions that went out to the fleet in 2015, after the Roosevelt incidents.

“There were a number of different reports,” he said. Some cases could have been commercial drones, he said, but in other cases “we don’t know who’s doing this, we don’t have enough data to track this. So the intent of the message to the fleet is to provide updated guidance on reporting procedures for suspected intrusions into our airspace.”

The sightings were reported to the Pentagon’s shadowy, little-known Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which analyzed the radar data, video footage, and accounts provided by senior officers from the Roosevelt. Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official who ran the program until he resigned in 2017, called the sightings “a striking series of incidents.”

The program, which began in 2007, was officially shut down in 2012 when the money dried up, according to the Pentagon. But the Navy recently said it investigates military reports of UFOs, and Elizondo and other participants say the program – parts of it remain classified – has continued in other forms. The program has also studied video that shows a whitish oval object described as a giant Tic Tac, about the size of a commercial plane, encountered by two Navy fighter jets off the coast of San Diego in 2004.

Leon Golub, a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said the possibility of an extraterrestrial cause “is so unlikely that it competes with many other low-probability but more mundane explanations.” He added that “there are so many other possibilities – bugs in the code for the imaging and display systems, atmospheric effects and reflections, neurological overload from multiple inputs during high-speed flight.”

Graves still cannot explain what he saw. In the summer of 2014, he and Lieutenant Danny Accoin, another Super Hornet pilot, were part of a squadron, the VFA-11 “Red Rippers” out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., that was training for a deployment to the Persian Gulf.

Graves and Accoin spoke on the record to The Times about the objects. Three other pilots in the squadron also spoke to The Times about the objects but declined to be named.

The pilots began noticing the objects after their 1980s-era radar was upgraded to a more advanced system. As one fighter jet after another got the new radar, pilots began picking up the objects but ignoring what they thought were false radar tracks.

But Graves said the objects persisted, showing up at 30,000 feet, 20,000 feet, even sea level. Then pilots began seeing the objects.

What was strange, the pilots said, was that the video showed objects accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns – something beyond the physical limits of a human crew.

Asked what they thought the objects were, the pilots refused to speculate.

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