UFO Fleet Video
Ok, I admit it; I’m spooked by the latest footage of UFOs out of Daejon, South Korea (still image at left). I’m prepared to believe that most supposed sightings are visual misperceptions on the part of the witnesses who get Venus confused with a UFO. It happens. But with more and more people around the world carrying cell phones with cameras built-in, the evidence for the presence of genuine unkowns is mounting. Fast. Amongst the best examples of UFOs caught on camera by a startled person who happened to look up and had the presence of mind to hit the record button, is this YouTube entry of the UFO Fleet over South Korea Have a look and see what you think. HERE
UFO Fleet Video
If the Korean video were a one-off we could question the reality of the recording. But it’s not unique. One of the best documented cases of a fleet of UFOs was the case of The Phoenix Lights witnessed by thousands of people over a prolonged period in March 1997. The night of the first major sightings over Phoenix co-incided with what many people in the US Southwest hoped would be an opportunity to see the Hale Bopp Comet. Consequently, there were far more people watching the night sky than would ordinarily be the case. In itself, I find that to be an interesting “co-incidence” but that is a subject for another time.
The Phoenix Lights
On the evening in question the skies over Phoenix were clear, ideal for comet spotting. However, the expected event was soon overshadowed by the appearance of between seven and ten lights that seemed to be hanging still in the sky in a sort of formation with the lights roughly equal distances apart. When the lights continued to “hang” in the sky, observers on the ground grew uneasy. The area between Phoenix and Tucson had a well traveled flight path with both liners and small craft making their way between the urban centers daily. The proximity of Air Force bases and other military installations meant that the local population were familiar with the sorts of air traffiic common to the area. But nothing like these enormous, silent lights standing still in the sky could be explained by the usual air traffic. Calls began pouring in to Sheriff’s offices, military bases and airport traffic control centres reporting these anomalous lights. No one, it seemed, had any explanation for them. There were no scheduled military flights in the area nor were there any mass releases of “weather balloons” that would in any case be carried by the upper level winds and would not just “hang” in the sky. Nor were there any flares released by the military, and in any case, they would flicker for a short time and finally burn out in the atmosphere with any unburnt remnants falling to earth. No such flares were observed that night.
A local member of the Phoenix city council, Frances Emma Barwood, who did not witness the lights herself, was moved eventually to carry out her own informal investigation when she found that she couldn’t answer a question put to her by the local media: Who is investigating this case? Shouldn’t the city council at least be talking to some of the thousands of witnesses who overcrowded the emergency phone lines on the night of March 13, 1997? Councilwoman Barwood did just that. Several hundred interviews later, she had amassed a body of information that it made no sense to ignore and yet the military and all levels of government seemed determined to exactly that.
Another local Phoenix resident, Dr. Lynne Kitei, had been at home on the night of March 13, 1997 when her attention was drawn to the unfolding drama in the skies above her city. Armed with a 35 mm camera, Dr. Kitei recorded first-hand evidence of the odd lights. At times they seemed to be standing still whilst at others they moved slowly and sometimes changed positions. Disturbed by this anomalous event, Dr. Kitei found that no one in an official position had an explanation for it. By the following day, the media were reporting the sighting and interviewing those few witnesses who were not intimidated by the not so subtle attitude of ridicule of the reporters. Why could they not simply report what people from all over the area had seen without the patronising editorialising? Dr. Kitei decided to look into the matter for herself. For the next seven years, she amassed seven hundred pages of information gleaned from hundreds of interviews including military and police officers who insisted on anonymity if they would talk at all. Doctors, Sheriff’s department deputies, lawyers and lawmakers, dentists and waiters, teachers and school board members, all had seen the lights and all were frustrated with the lack of answers – or even interest – on the part of those who should have been bending every effort to determine what thousands of witnesses had seen. The result of her seven years of research was a book followed by an award-winning documentary that did the job “officialdom” should have done. The documentary has been recently re-released with the addition of interviews, comments from astronauts, and rebuttals to the so-called “de-bunkers” who, despite the overwhelming evidence, still insist that lights must have been a hoax. The Phoenix Lights: Beyond Top Secret is, if anything, even better than the original documentary. I think it is well worth seeing.
Remember, that in 1997 cell phones were still a novelty in the US and none had cameras in them so the witnesses to the Phoenix Lights could only document their observations if they happened to have a fairly heavy, unwieldy NTSC video camera charged up and ready to use or a still camera with a lot of film and a zoom lense within easy reach! Not many people lived with that sort of technology constantly to hand. Today, an event like the Phoenix Lights would be documented by thousands of digital images captured on our cell phones.
As I was looking for footage of ufo fleets which I presume must be scarce as hen’s teeth, I happened on a site that was new to me. It’s put together by one Darren Ashmore in the U.K. He strikes me as a serious amateur UFO researcher. (What other kind is there when the “official” line is that UFOs don’t exist?) He seems to be methodical and persistent just quietly doing his infra-red recordings of the night sky and putting on his site only the most interesting footage captured by his cameras. I have attached two links to his published footage on You Tube. The one that captures images of 19 UFOs in a loose formation has to be watched in its entirety to be appreciated. The second film Close Encounter of the 5th Kind seems to have caught a UFO either being pursued or in pursuit of another craft. Ashmore does us the ultimate favour of not providing a running commentary and best of all does not add any sound effects. Many sites have impressive footage but then undermine their own credibility by heavy-handed use of ”metal” or percussion sound tracks that require a high degree of masochism to listen to. I think this site is one that deserves watching so from time to time I’ll check in and have a look and if there is anything particularly interesting, I’ll post a link. For now, the links to two of his offerings can be found HERE.
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