Archive for December, 2006

President Ford Called for UFO Investigation

images-3.jpgFormer President Gerald Ford passed away this week at 93. But a quick jump in our time machine revealed his connection to the UFO world in the wake of his tragic passing.

According to UFO.About.com, the former president said when he was a Congressman in 1966 that a wave of sightings in Michigan could be “swamp gas.”

He also called for a firm explanation that the U.S. Air Force had provided the public so far and recommended a committee to investigate the sightings saying, “I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs, and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment of the subject.”

Xmas Lights Spotted Over Swindon

Here’s a festive bit of UFOlogy: a Swindon man’s Christmas lights have been spotted as UFOs.

According to the Swindon Advertiser, Simon Maddison says his lights are always mistaken for UFOs year after year after year.

The lights are used to guide guests to Christmas parties. “I’m not surprised people thought it was a UFO, it emits 10 different beams and moves across the sky.”

Not a UFO Over Pittsburgh, So What Is It?

Attention, Pittsburgh: that thing you saw in the sky the other night? It wasn’t a UFO.

According to WTAE, the unidentified flying object seen in the Pittsburgh skies was not a UFO, but several agencies are in dispute over what it actually was.

Dozens of people reported the shower to local police and news stations. The National Weather Service said they thought it was part of the Gemini Meteor Shower that occured a week before the sighting, and NASA said it was a rocket launched from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

UFO Horse Bones eBay Sale on Hold

images-2.jpgWere you looking to buy the bones of the first horse ever to be mutilated by an alien for the one you love this Christmas? Try a fruitcake.

According to metro.co.uk, Frank Duran tried to put the bones of Skippy the Horse on eBay, but the sale was halted after arguments over ownership surfaced.

The bones were discovered in 1967 in Alamosa, Colo. The skin and flesh had been “neatly” removed from the skeletal remains. A UFO sighting at the same time fueled rumors that aliens had done the dirty work.

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