Archive for August, 2007

LA Times Disputes UFOTube Videos

The LA Times did a damaging mini-expose on some recent UFO videos that popped up on YouTube.

Specificially, they take down the famed “UFO Haiti” video caught supposedly by a passing tourist with a mini-camera.

They spotted several imperfections in the video and the story surrounding the video. The chief problems being that no one reported seeing a UFO in the area depicted in the video. They also claim it felt “too real” claiming that the video was able to track the object almost flawlessly. But the biggest giveaway were the trees. They apparently found two palm trees in the background that looked exactly the same. Gotcha.

Suspected UFO Debris Actually Plane Door

A Maryland woman walked her dogs thought she came across the damaged debris of an alien spacecraft. Notice I said she “thought.”

According to the Aero News Network, it was actually just the landing gear door of a CRJ700 airplane from a United Airlines express plane.

So much for eBay. She could always sell it as an industrial strength paperweight.

NARCAP Calls for O’Hare Investigation

Remember that UFO people spotted over O’Hare Airport? Apparently, someone wants the government to investigate it.

According to LiveScience, the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena conducted an investigation of the sighting and found O’Hare as a serious security problem.

They are calling for the U.S. government to investigate the incident “to evaluate whether or not current sensing technologies are adequate to insure against a future incident such as this,” according to the story.

Ministry of Defense Releases More UFO Files

The British Ministry of Defense (or as they spell it, “Defence”) released more UFO files to the public and they are, to say the least, interesting.

According to thisissouthwales.co.uk, only five UFO reports have been made in South Wales in the last decade. Only FIVE in the last decade? Come on, South Wales. You’ve got quotas to meet.

Of course, a spokesman for the Ministry said none of the sightings have any clear cut evidence that UFOs actually exist.

“To date, the MOD knows of no evidence which substantiates the existence of these alleged phenomena.”