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Article by Henry Wharton
What are UFOs?
Extra-terrestrial intelligences visit our skies in spacecraft which are sometimes, rather clumsily, referred to as “flying saucers”, “cigar-shaped objects” or “UFOs”.
The term “UFO” – “unidentified flying object” – is often inappropriate since many so-called “UFOs” have clearly been identified as vehicles from other worlds. The overwhelming body of evidence for the visitation of extra-terrestrial beings to Earth in this way – including literally tens of thousands of eyewitness accounts – should be enough to convince any sceptic that we are not alone in the universe.
Some people have had spectacular sightings, clearly seeing a craft, and occasionally even extra-terrestrial beings. But most sightings are limited to distant lights in the skies. Often there is a conventional explanation – such as Chinese lanterns. But often there is not. There is nothing irrational about seeing a craft from another planet, and the idea that “we are not alone” is becoming ever more common.
How do you identify a UFO?
Of course not all UFOs are extra-terrestrial spacecraft – each case must be judged on its own merit. However, here are some simple guidelines to help distinguish the sighting of an extra-terrestrial spacecraft from the sighting of a plane, helicopter, ordinary satellite, comet, star etc.
- Did it dramatically change its speed?
- Did it suddenly change direction at a sharp angle?
- Did it change size?
- Did it flicker in and out, as if appearing and disappearing in quick succession, in a way that could not be explained simply by flashing lights? (Many craft do this – possibly because they are moving from one plane of existence to another very quickly).
Britians Most Famous UFO Landing
Pictured below; the alledged spot of the UFO Landing.
In late December 1980, there were a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights near Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, which have become linked with claims of UFO landings. The events occurred just outside RAF Woodbridge, which was used at the time by the United States Air Force.
This location was also the scene of a joint investigation between Luton paranormal society and NPEG a Norwich paranormal group.
25th October 2013
Pictured above; Ivinghoe beacon
Investigation Report 26.10.2018
Pictured above: Deacon Hill in Hertfordshire
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