Whatever happened to good old circular flying saucers? While accounts of them continue to show up in police reports, newspapers, YouTube, etc., it seems like these days, there are more and more sightings and videos of triangular UFOs — V-shaped, Dorito-shaped unidentified objects.
The earliest known reports of these unusual triangles can be traced to the Dutch East Indies in the late 1890s, around 10 years prior to the Wright Brothers’ first powered airplane flight in 1903. Triangle UFOs were also reported from Scotland and England in 1895.
So who or what was behind the controls of these large, silent, black objects? And who, indeed, is still piloting them today?
“One of the most unusual characteristics of these things is their ability to seemingly divide from one triangle into two, or for these triangles to come together and merge into one. There are a number of reports of that. Coupled with it is the ability for these things to morph or change shape right before the witnesses’ eyes,” says David Marler, pictured below, who has investigated the history of triangle UFOs for over 20 years.
Marler, author of “Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation” (Richard Dolan Press) is featured in the “Close Encounters” episodes of this week’s Science Channel’s “Are We Alone?” series.
What initiated Marler’s research was a wave of triangle UFOs in 1990 that occurred in Belgium, where military authorities publicly confirmed the sightings and endorsed the fact that strange vehicles were operating in their skies — extremely similar to flying triangles seen by many police officers in southern Illinois in 2000.
“The similarities were uncanny, both in the way they described the objects as well as how the objects flew,” Marler told The Huffington Post. “In southern Illinois, we had neighboring municipalities and towns where law enforcement were in touch with each other, and that mirrored sightings by gendarmes in Belgium [10 years earlier] who were in radio contact and letting neighboring officers know that it was heading in their direction.”
According to Marler’s research, the multiple witness, Lumberton, N.C., UFO wave was the first concentrated, well-documented event of triangular UFOs.
And then there was the famous case of the Phoenix Lights, which took place on the night of March 13, 1997.
Crowds of people reported a gigantic, silent craft moving in the skies around Phoenix before taking off silently at a blazing speed. Among the witnesses were police officers, pilots, military personnel and — the public found out 10 years after the fact — Arizona Gov. Fife Symington.
When news of the boomerang-shaped UFO came on television, Symington decided to get into his car and check it out for himself.
“I was expecting to see something in the distance, but was awestruck when this thing went overhead. It was moving steadily and quietly,” Symington told The Huffington Post in 2011.
Ten years went by before Symington confessed his own 1997 close encounter.
“I was confronted by good citizens who were really upset with me, and I didn’t realize the depth of their anger. It just really bothered my conscience, so I felt I really needed to square with the truth and that’s what I did.
“I think, if you hold a high public office, that the minute you start talking about UFOs or extraterrestrials or anything of that nature, the media immediately tees off and ridicules it. I often refer to the media culture in our country as the culture of ridicule.
“So, everybody reaches for their ridicule gun first before they seriously address the issue when it comes to the matter of UFOs. If you’re an elected official, you really need to be careful about what you say, because the media can just totally destroy your credibility.”
Watch this video of an alleged triangle UFO over Paris, France, in 2009.
With so many reports of triangle UFOs going back to the 1950s, Marler wonders if military experimental aircraft can account for all of these sightings.
“We have worldwide reports by, not just civilians, but law enforcement and key military people in the Danish, Belgian and Chilean air forces. At some point, you have to step back and state that there’s a consistency in the reports, and they’re not just military. What they are, I don’t know.
“The historical argument clearly demonstrates this is not something man-made.”
A massive alien spacecraft, around the size of the US state of Idaho, has been spotted near the sun by ufologists in recent NASA pictures. They say the object definitely has a structure.
The video released by Youtube user Streetcap1 shows the original NASA image of the sun captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) on July 15, 2015.
“This UFO is awesome! Every time I try to ask NASA about these UFOs on Twitter, they ignore me. They have never answered me and refuse to talk about these giant UFOs near our sun,” said a statement from the UFO Sightings Daily, a website devoted to possible UFO detections on or above our planet.
According to the website, whose slogan is “the truth is within our grasp” (echoing the X-Files’ “The Truth is Out There”), the alleged alien craft is about the size of Idaho (216,000 square kilometers).
UFO Sightings Daily cited an eyewitness who said the object, which is definitely not a space rock or a piece of space junk, “has structure and for NASA to dismiss it as nothing is an insult to people’s intelligence. If they post data then they must expect UFO hunters to find anomalies and share them.”
Express.co.uk, Jul 21, 2015 UFO hunters claim ANOTHER huge alien mothership is draining Sun of energy in NASA images.
Our planet seems to be a popular tourism destination for aliens, according to UFO Sightings Daily website. It has recorded about 113 alien faces on the earthand about 231 building on the moon. The site says it has the scoop on why UFOs create crop circles and how alien spaceships are sometimes captured on live TV.
NASA’s SOHO project is a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. Launched in 1995, the project is designed to study the internal structure of the sun, its outer atmosphere and the origin of solar wind – the ionized gas that blows throughout the solar system. The project has become the number one comet finder, charting over 2,700 comets sightings since observations began.
A video posted to YouTube on June 21 – claiming to show three UFOs leaving the Earth’s atmosphere, and accusing NASA of deliberately cutting its feed from the Space Station – has been going viral.
The video, titled “UFO Mysteries: UFOs, Angels Or Biological Creatures Seen Leaving The Earth?” is said to be footage from the livestream of NASA’s International Space Station.
The footage of three lights, combined with the alleged suspicious timing of camera difficulties, has many declaring we now have “definitive proof” that aliens exist. Further, many claim it proves a government coverup of a mysterious alien species.
The truth, however, may be far less exciting.
In the YouTube video, a small speck of light can be seen rising from the atmosphere, followed by two more very small and faint lights, also rising away from the Earth.
The feed then cuts out, with the message: “Please stand by. The High Definition Earth Viewing experiment is either switching cameras, or we are experiencing a temporary loss of signal with the International Space Station.”
Now, these specks very well could be some alien visitors, just leaving dinner at Roswell, but there are also alternative explanations.
The light may have been satellites, space debris, a glitch, or even glimmers of sunlight. The ISS completes an orbit of Earth every 92.91 minutes and moves at 17,100 miles (27,600km) per hour, so it is not unlikely to run into any of these things.
While the ISS camera runs 24/7, it often cuts out or switches cameras, sometimes even temporarily shutting down the feed.
The new viral video surfaced approximately a week after UFO hunters claimed to find a pyramid on Mars, thus proving the planet was once inhabited. Scientists have scoffed at their claims, saying it is actually a rock that is roughly the size of a car.