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Greetings sky watchers.  What a fun week we’ve had since our last installment.  We had the President "dis" we believers and aficionados of the phenomenon and Donald Trump, but that’s ok, I’m willing to take one for the team personally, but I did hope the President’s performance would have made The Donald demand the government completely disclose what exactly did happen in Roswell.  You know he made him produce the birth certificate…never mind.

Back on October 13th  New York was treated to an UFO display that was actually predicted by a retired and unfortunately recently passed away Canadian Air Force officer Stanley A. Fulham.

A mysterious shiny object floating high over Manhattan's West Side set off a flurry of reports and wild speculation Wednesday that a UFO was flying over the city.

Police and the FAA said they began getting flooded with calls starting at 1:30 p.m. from people reporting a silvery object hovering high over Chelsea.

New York Daily News link

Interestingly the same day these UFO balloons as the official explanation happened all three of New York’s airports had to close due to “the radar facility filling with natural gas” , however that’s not the subject of this weeks The Week, no this time we go to Japan which is currently having it’s own sighting wave.

The UFO appeared in the May 8, 2011 at around 15:00 this man shot a UFO "sightings and filming locations are Kitashinzyuku 3-chome. witnessed by more than 20 people. When the first witness Do not you have enough equipment 100? were hordes of reducing while moving gradually, when shooting has been reduced to about 20 aircraft. I is reflected in Shows formation machine a few in the picture " and description posted on YouTube has been.

I spoke to Mr Anderson Ukagatta top are familiar to the aliens in this matter, "being reflected in this video, you're flying objects such as white grains. Numerous flying objects of this type There appeared to be well, I have witnessed cases in Japan, America and Europe as well. Also the same type of UFO that I think these people are riding as a UFO space, why not flying can understand what we should not. We are a 100% receiver. Speaking of can we look at just about that. mankind to do anything they can not meddle, "he said.

If anyone can translate this better than google I sure would appreciate it

What has obviously struck me is how similarity in the appearance of the sightings are between what’s happened in Japan over the last week and New York back in October.

And now for the YouTube round up

Since when did we test so many missiles in the middle of Arizona and what is that at 21 seconds the missile appears to be headed for?  Keeping in tune with the Japan theme followers of this series will recall there was a very similar launch looking intercept in the last editions comments.  As your old college professor would say compare and contrast

There were lots of people to catch this guy in  Russia and others like it.

A real pretty display here near Lake Eerie and Cleveland.  I  might have to do a round up around Cleveland they seem to have had regular sightings for sometime now.

Anyhow see you next week UFO fans

Namaste Friends!

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  •  Aliens are worried about (11+ / 0-)

    a radiation-caused Godzilla arising from the waters of Fukoshima.

    They are searching for signs of overgrown lizards and will take action if necessary.

  •  Friends of Mrs. Hatoyama dropping by for tea? (5+ / 0-)

    Wife of former PM claimed she visited Venus with UFO help:  http://boingboing.net/...

    If anyone should be afraid of Smiting By Gojira, it would be the executives of TEPCO, currently seeking a bailout:  http://www.rawstory.com/...

    "A city for sale and doomed to speedy destruction if it finds a purchaser!" -King Jugurtha of Numidia

    by LucyandByron on Tue May 10, 2011 at 05:22:37 PM PDT

  •  The first video (5+ / 0-)

    were actually skydivers. I saw a news brief reporting it.

    •  No the skydivers were El Paso (3+ / 0-)
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      The first video is in New York City and the explanation was balloons from a lady in Queens holding a party at a pre-school.

      Here's El Paso

      This happened in College Station a few days before and was way more cool.

      Every moment in life contains an off ramp. Never be afraid to use it.

      by Adept2u on Tue May 10, 2011 at 05:33:25 PM PDT

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      •  Explanation for College Station "UFO"s (3+ / 0-)
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        This video is incredibly popular, and its popularity is why we know what it actually was.  Guy with the handle maicodoug was flying RC Gliders with LEDs down the street from these drunk (probably stoned) kids.  I live about half a mile from there, and it would be the perfect location for that sort of thing.

        And in case you need proof, he has two videos uploaded of the event.  I don't know how to embed youtube videos, so here are the links:

        10-10-10 Ready for Flight

        10-10-10 UFO Warm Up

        All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Schopenhauer

        by BlueberryTomatoSoup on Tue May 10, 2011 at 07:11:09 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah (2+ / 0-)
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          I've seen the explanation, and it is actually plausible as the mythbusters would say.  Those things were far too local, but it was a neat experience during that mid early October wave.

          Every moment in life contains an off ramp. Never be afraid to use it.

          by Adept2u on Tue May 10, 2011 at 07:13:49 PM PDT

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          •  Are you saying you do or don't believe that (2+ / 0-)
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            they were RC fliers?  Sometimes context can be lost on me over the internet.

            All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Schopenhauer

            by BlueberryTomatoSoup on Tue May 10, 2011 at 07:31:57 PM PDT

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            •  I believe they absolutely could have been RC (2+ / 0-)
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              I only included them because it was part of a big wave of youtubes to hit that week and it was in texas like the El Paso sightings that I have way more confidence in.

              http://adept2u.blogspot.com/...

              That was a fun incident too and in the same week from my personal blog there are a couple of more surrounding that one that get into how I got into it.

              Every moment in life contains an off ramp. Never be afraid to use it.

              by Adept2u on Tue May 10, 2011 at 07:41:38 PM PDT

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            •  not me... (2+ / 0-)
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              ..... half the fun of this stuff is trying to figure out what they are.  Each one of these is a puzzle looking for an answer.  And each answer that checks out is also a potential answer to other instances that are similar.

              So now if we know what RC aircraft with LEDs look like, we can look for similar patterns of activity in other videos.  

              This is also useful for debunking overt hoaxers who use whatever methods to create faked videos and then make wild claims about them.  

    •  balloons. but what's important about this... (3+ / 0-)
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      ... is that you have a bunch of people looking at things that for the moment were unidentified, and their reaction was just one of normal curiosity:  "oh cool!, what's that?"

      Puts to rest the myth that the public would freak out if any of these ever turned out to be ET objects.  

      I'd call it a "teachable moment," and the message that needs to be put across at times like those is, "more funding for NASA!" and "more funding for science education in middle schools and high schools!"  

  •  Not meant to be funny, or insulting.. Have you (3+ / 0-)
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    ever personally seen a flying object that was not of this planet (besides natural ones)?

    Just wondering what the fascination is with UFO's without any hard proof.  If there is hard proof such as physical evidence of lifeforms or materials from such vehicles, then I would like to know why the scientific population does not come out with white papers and reports.

    The floor, is yours.

    Hey Boehner and the Republicans: WHERE ARE THOSE JOBS YOU PROMISED????

    by LamontCranston on Tue May 10, 2011 at 06:09:14 PM PDT

    •  I have and I'm not insulted (3+ / 0-)
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      Join the group and look in one of the earlier diaries.  I discuss in full detail why I know what i saw.  However what I saw could have been extra-dimensional, or perhaps a future version of humanity that can time travel, so I'm not quite willing to say what I've seen was not of this planet.

      Oh and the scientific or whatever population wouldn't say anything for the same reason Winston Churchill gave.

      http://abcnews.go.com/...

      Cause they are worried how people who believe the earth is 6 thousand years old will take it.

      Every moment in life contains an off ramp. Never be afraid to use it.

      by Adept2u on Tue May 10, 2011 at 06:14:36 PM PDT

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    •  "Without any hard proof" (2+ / 0-)
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      Is a very subjective statement. I would argue that at the very least in some instances there has been proof.

      "If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happened-that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death." - George Orwell, 1984

      by Moon Mop on Tue May 10, 2011 at 06:22:26 PM PDT

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    •  why this stuff interests me: (2+ / 0-)
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      The mundane case: useful results.

      It's a persistent scientific puzzle that occasionally generates useful results across a number of fields.

      Attempts by the Air Force to build "flying disc" aircraft in the 1950s and 60s led to the development of "ground-effect machines," which in turn led to hovercraft in the US, Canada, and England, and "wing in ground-effect" machines in the USSR.  Studies of UFOs by an engineer at NACA (predecessor to NASA) led to his development of the "tilt-to-maneuver" concept for flying platforms (which was a contender for use in the Apollo moon missions).  

      Occasionally we get interesting "pure science" findings, for example related to meteors or to unusual cloud formations.

      And anything that gets large numbers of people interested in aerospace and astronomy is a good thing.

      The bottom line: Sputnik and Apollo.

      Whether or not any of those objects are ET technology remains to be seen.  I think it's likely that a very small number of them are robotic survey craft, not much different in concept to the ones we routinely launch into space.  This shouldn't be terribly surprising, and to the generations raised on space fiction, is practically mundane as well.  

      But the implications of the preceding paragraph are the same as those of Sputnik:  that these things are technically feasible, and that we need to maintain an ambitious space program.  

      I'm a ferocious supporter of space exploration and colonization:  live missions, robotic missions, going back to the Moon and building a base, going to Mars and building a colony, and in the long run, terraforming Mars, building colonies around the outer planets, and going to the stars.  IMHO the NASA budget should be increased by a decimal place or more.  

      And if the sight of darting dots in the sky can persuade a decent chunk of the voting public that it's worth doing any or all of that, excellent.  

      It took Sputnik to inspire us to do Apollo.  

      This is the same game on a different playing field.

    •  of course he hasn't (0+ / 0-)

      though he probably sincerely believes otherwise.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Tue May 10, 2011 at 07:49:36 PM PDT

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    •  "Not of this planet", no (or "who knows?") (1+ / 0-)
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      there have been times when I'd see something in the sky, and neither my eye nor my camera were able to determine what it was.  That meets the definition of a "UFO", i.e. something (object) up in the sky (flying), that the viewer cannot recognize (unidentified).

      I just find it interesting.

      Reality has a liberal bias.

      by Hayate Yagami on Tue May 10, 2011 at 09:57:47 PM PDT

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  •  That many objects over Japan (4+ / 0-)
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    can only be one thing, space tourism.

    I've upped my standards. Now up yours.- Pat Paulson -5.13/-3.38

    by Grannus on Tue May 10, 2011 at 06:31:53 PM PDT

  •  Japanese (3+ / 0-)
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    Count me as a complete skeptic who believes there is extra-terrestrial life that will be very clear to us when we encounter it, and so far we have not.

    However, I like languages and cross-cultural learning, so here is an alternative computer translation of the Japanese article you cite:

    Countless UFOs appear in the Tokyo & Shinjuku sky, many people witnessed. As the person who starts shouting been in, that it requires the animated picture which photographed is published to YouTube.

    As for the UFO appearing 2011 May 8th around 15:00, as per the person who photographed this UFO: “as for the sight & photographing place, they are north Shinjuku 3 Chome [in Tokyo]. You witnessed at the number of people which exceed 20 names. The first sight time about 100 it is, it is not, or!? With it was the corps which is said, but while moving gradually, it decreased, when photographing decreased in about 20. Even with image becoming several machine formations has appeared”, that the descriptive text is published to YouTube.

    When story was inferred in top Anderson who is well versed to the extraterrestrial in regard to this case, don't you think? “those where it is projected to this animated picture are the flight object like the white grain. As for the flight object of this type appearing countlessly to be good, there is a sight example even in America and Europe not only Japan, it is. You think that it is UFO of the same type as that, but assuming, that the extraterrestrial is riding in these UFO, as for the reason where it comes flying the expectation which is not something which we can understand. We are to be 100% destination. If you mention the thing which we can do, about looking simply. Cannot interfere at all mankind vis-a-vis them,” that is. The case where in any case, here UFO appears recently inside Tokyo increases. Whether that being the vehicle of the extraterrestrial it is super normal phenomenon but obscurity, in any case Tokyo citizen of Tokyo, it is certain falling (to be to drop, in panic) to be [re] [ru] phenomenon.


    •  Thank you for the translation (3+ / 0-)
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      I might mention there have been lots of people to see things in the we you site, but I understand what you are saying.  I do like to ask people who haven't seen a UFO how much time do they spend looking at the sky.  I'm a long time amateur astronomer so I like to.  I think people would be surprised how much they can see in the night sky if they only looked at it for 30 minutes straight.  I don't know take some nice music out in an Ipod and made a nice evening of it.

      Every moment in life contains an off ramp. Never be afraid to use it.

      by Adept2u on Tue May 10, 2011 at 06:57:25 PM PDT

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    •  Sigh...my sentiments eggzackly. (1+ / 0-)
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      But now I'm hooked. Gonna go out and park in the dark and watch the night sky.

    •  here's WTF. (2+ / 0-)
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      These are interesting puzzles to solve.  Most of them are solved pretty easily.  The ones that aren't are good cause for speculation.  The speculation inevitably turns toward ETs.  And that inevitably brings up the bigger issue of space exploration.

      Think of Sputnik.  "If they can do it, why can't we?"

      Those of us who support a robust space program heartily approve.  Anything that gets people thinking about space exploration is helpful.  For example it would be great to see diaries about China's space program and India's steps toward a space program, written by experts, and in a tone that encourages optimism.  

      As far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier.  

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