”CHASING UFO’S” TV SHOW ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IS A JOKE
It’s been said there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but when the stars of your own show give it a thumbs-down, that might be the exception.
The National Geographic Channel premiered “Chasing UFOs,” an eight-episode reality TV show last month, focusing on a trio of investigators traversing America in search of the truth of unexplained UFO reports, alleged alien abductions and reported military cover-ups.
On the heels of less-than-positive reviews and viewer comments, two of the show’s stars — James Fox and Ben McGee — revealed their own dissatisfaction with “Chasing UFOs,” complaining that the show had placed more emphasis on entertainment value than a serious look at the UFO subject.
Fox: “I know how disappointed all of you are. I am too. It’s not the show that was sold to both myself and scientist Ben. Two months into it, we were off to a great start; good locations, solid witnesses and some opportunities for Ben to apply his field research as a geologist at some crash sites. Very exciting stuff. Unfortunately, when we actually got out in the field, we began to realize that they were more interested in poking around at night than allocating the time necessary during the day as, apparently (so we were told), Americans love watching others sneak around at night from the comfort of their couches. For the most part, it was gratuitous nighttime baloney. … I promise I’ll either quit or change my position within the show because at least I can make it all make some sense. The show does get a bit better further down the road, but not a lot. … My credibility and reputation has, deservedly, taken a serious hit.”
McGee: “When we were brought onboard, the project certainly had a much harder inclination than its final realization, and as a career scientist, I was excited that NatGeo was at the helm (unaware of their desire for a major shift in programming flavor). Our intentions were very sincere. … James and I both had expectations and (for our own reasons) hopes of an ultimately serious product. We both saw the project heading in a different direction as time went on and were powerless to influence it. Injecting science into mainstream media is also problematic, and I am suffering heat in my own circles for the lack thereof on the show.”
KEN’S NOTE: I cannot even watch the show. I may get through the first investigation but then I have to jump out a window. Bill Burns UFO show a few years ago was watchable but this one is the pits. You feel that UFO’s do not exist after watching the show. ” Debunkers in plain sight ” should be the name of the show. Goverment sponsored hog wash is all it is.
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TRIANGLE SPOTTED NEAR ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDS MARYLAND
8-18-72 ABERDEEN MARYLAND
There were three lights on the object . There was no sound from the craft. It was treetop high in its flight. It was triangular shaped, with three amber colored circular lights. One light had each point of the triangle. I noticed the object off to my right as I was driving east on Route 7, between route 543 and route 40. The object was hovering, and there was no sound. The color of the object was black. The lights did not illuminate the object or the ground below. I saw the object several times. When I got to route 40 and looked back to see the object off to my right as I turned west on route 40 there was nothing to see, the object was gone. Thinking back it was similar in appearance to a stealth bomber.
KENS NOTE: The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) is located on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), the nation’s oldest proving ground, established in 1917. It is located in the northeast portion of Maryland in Harford County, on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. ATC consists of about 79,000 acres of land and water, with low-lying marshes, flat meadows and woodland, and gently rolling hills. The waters of the Chesapeake Bay, the Gunpowder and Bush rivers, as well as numerous creeks and ponds, comprise nearly half of the area owned or leased by the installation, which has about 103 miles of shoreline. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
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PHOTO OF A MYSTERIOUS OBJECT OVER CHINA
JULY 2012 CHINA
Heilongjiang residents said they saw an unidentified flying object on Friday, the second time in a week such observations have been reported in the northeastern province.
Zhang Wei and Dai Guobin, workers at a sand processing plant in Zhangjiadian village in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang, said they witnessed a black flying object, the shape of an eagle and larger than an airplane, at noon on Friday.
The object hovered in the sky about 500 to 1,000 meters from the two workers for about a minute and then flew off, according to Zhang and Dai.
Zhang reported it to Chen Gongfu, 70, a retired professor from the school of astronautics at the Harbin Institute of Technology.
Zhang told China Daily that he was not sure if the object the two saw on Friday was the same one reported Sunday in the Phoenix Mountain National Forest Park, which is about 200 kilometers away from the sand factory.
Chen, who is studying the UFO reports in the forest park, said he has talked to at least four eyewitnesses who said they saw the same flying object at different times and locations.
Li Hui, a tourist, said she saw a luminous flying object hovering low in the sky at 3:42 pm on Sunday when a photographer was taking her picture at a viewing platform in the park.
Li was quoted by Harbin Daily as saying that she unconsciously looked back after taking a picture and saw a floating, shiny object.
But the flying object was taken in a picture by the photographer, Wu Chunyan, who also saw the UFO and quickly pressed the shutter.
The photo clearly shows a luminous object.
Chen, the retired astronautics professor, said the object looked a lot like a moth when he first saw the picture, but he ruled out the possibility as more eyewitnesses in different locations said they also saw the flying object.
Sun Yan, a worker in the park, who was about 10 meters beneath where Li Hui stood, and another worker who was at the gate of the park said they saw the UFO on Sunday. Sun Li, a forest worker, said she witnessed a bright object, as big as a washing basin with gaseous columns on both sides, at around 8 pm the same day, according to Harbin Daily.
Skeptical of the reports is Zhu Jin, curator of Beijing Planetarium, who has been studying UFO reports for years. He said he believes that the flying object was a winged insect.
“It’s quite clear that it was an insect, and you can clearly see its wings. It’s luminous because of the photoflash,” he said. “There is no other possibility as far as my knowledge can tell.”
Harbin Daily reported that the photographer used “forced flash” when taking the picture, meaning the camera’s flash was used despite strong lighting in the background.
“Many people called us and asked if UFOs really visited the park,” Kang Tai, a manager with the park, said on Friday.
Kang, who has worked in the park for more than four years, said that although he personally did not see a UFO, he received UFO pictures taken in the park by tourists several times, most recently in 2011.
In fact, 18 years ago, UFOs reportedly visited the park.
Meng Zhaoguo, a worker in the park, and two colleagues said they saw a strange unidentified object in June 1994.
“I saw the UFO as it just landed in the hillside,” Meng recalled.
Curious, Meng asked a relative to go with him the next day to identify the object.
“I was suddenly pushed back (when I got close to the object) just as if I was receiving an electric shock because I had such an experience in the past,” he was quoted as saying by Heilongjiang Television, “And the object was very noisy.”
Meng said he saw a being from outer space at his home several days later.
As it got closer, Meng said, “my house became extraordinarily bright and I saw it standing in front of me. It was just like us human beings”.
“It pushed me quickly and then ran out.”
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WEIRD UFO CRAFT OVER KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
7-8-12 KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
Viewed to North, direction of travel from east to west. Duration of observation 2-3 mins. My partner and I stepped outside to smoke a cigarette before going to bed. I noticed the super brilliant Orange/Red spherical object just over the rooftop. She also witnessed this event. Orb/object was surrounded in a conical Iridescence, possibly ionization from the atmosphere, which varied in shape aft of the object and decreased in shape and visibility further downrange to the west. Initially the object size at first sighting overhead was the size of a “BB” held at arms length. Appx Altitude was 30-40,000 feet, ceiling:Unlimited. To slow to be meteoric. To low to be a satellite. I am ruling out aircraft military/commercial and this was not an Iridium Satellite flash sighting folks…Anyone else see this? I have uploaded my Photo Shop rendering of the object and it is Spot On! NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
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MILITARY PILOT PHOTOGRAPHES A UFO OVER ITALY
6-18-79 TREVISO AIR BASE ITALY
Pilot Giancarlo Cecconi, in his G-91R fighter is attached to the 14 Group 2nd’ Air Force Fighter Wing is returning to Treviso Air Base, Italy after having carried out a reconnaissance mission on June 18, 1979, at 11:30 AM. The Istrana radar center (TV), registers the presence of an intruder on its radar screens, and gives Cecconi directions to approach the unidentified craft that has penetrated a prohibited area. Having unused film in his aircraft cameras, the pilot activates them and approaches the UFO up to a distance of 70-80 meters and at speeds estimated at 300 knots (450-500 km. The airport ground staff follows the scene with binoculars. The Treviso Control Tower personnel call Cecconi to warn him that the object is discharging a strange “blue trail.” He is in close pursuit at 7,000 feet altitude but does not know its wake. When the Pilot closes on the object it makes up and down movements a 1,000 feet at a time, climbing up to 13,000 feet. Cecconi makes seven to eight passes close to the object and each time takes gun camera film of the UFO resulting in a total of 82 frames depicting the intruder. The apparent UFO is stationary relative to the G-91, but the radar center confirms Cecconi it is moving, course and speed defined. The pilot tries to pass (and resume) just next door, but it does not succeed because the object “appears to operate” in order to get over him in the front angled or otherwise, without the side completely set before him.
The witness recalls a “gas tank” of matte black and the presence of a small white or clear “dome” located on the upper side, of the slightly flattened object. The “dome” is like a kind of shaping or fairing like those found on sports cars. While Cecconi is making yet another tack to get back to doing another round of photographs, Istrana radar calls to report the object suddenly disappeared from theirs and other radars. After a few seconds, the Treviso control tower confirms the UFO has visually disappeared. A few minutes later, the plane lands and the films are removed and quickly developed. The pilot is very curious to see the pictures that came out well, including the white.””dome” The object is a cylindrical tank at least eight meters long (26 feet) with a maximum three in diameter suspended in the sky at thirteen thousand feet high.” The case is important because of the gun camera film, radar, and visual confirmation with several witnesses including a highly respected fighter pilot.
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PHOTO’S OF AN ALIEN CRAFT OVER SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
1-9-12 SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
I had a truly mind blowing experience while on vacation in Sydney at 2230 hours. I arrived at Erskineville station to catch a train home after meeting with a friend who lived locally. As I approached the station I noticed a light in the sky which I took to be a jet plane. I got to the station and noticed the lights again. They began acting strangely, such as flying in a formation at high speed from behind this tall building, shrinking and growing in size in the sky above Erskineville rail station. I put together a slideshow consisting of images I captured on the night and text describing my experience that warm January evening. You can access it here – I heard no sound from the objects whatsoever. Object changed size from a relatively small triangle formation consisting of three lights to a much larger one while retaining the original triangle shape it started out as.
I witnessed the objects/lights on the concourse level of the rail station. It was relatively clear skies with few clouds dotted around. I experienced confusion. Mostly shock and fright! I saw a guy wearing shorts, slippers and I believe a robe of some sort, not a bathrobe. He looked as if he had rushed out his house to look at something of interest, due to his appearance. I noticed him behind me to the right about 20 feet away. He was looking in the direction of the lights. I wondered at the time, if he was there to meet someone arriving on a train or just there to view the lights.
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POSSIBLE ANIMAL MULITATION DISCOVERED IN WISCONSIN
5-4-06 WAUSAU/GREENBAY WISCONSIN
We were driving from Wausau to Greenbay on hwy 29. We left Wausau about 1 hour later and we saw something hovering over the ground to our north. It was glowing red and from it a beam of light shot out and from that 1 beam, 4 beams shot out into a circle and they rotated, then went back to one beam and the process continued. It was like the beams were signaling something also the object was very low to the ground. There is no major airports in this area as indicated on a WI map. There were dead animals along the side of the road also in a box shape, much like the lights were. I looked on the web and there is no spotlights that are like that. After we got past Greenbay, it faded but it seemed to follow us for 2 hrs. Before then both me and my wife were wide awake when we left Wausau but after we saw that, we both became extremely tired. NOTE: The above image is a rendering.
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PHOTO OF A STRANGE CRAFT WITNESSED OVER TEXAS
6-6-12 PIDCOKE TEXAS
Triangle-shaped craft observed just to the south of Gatesville, Texas. On June 6, 2012, at approximately 0525 hours and while traveling northbound on Highway 116 just north of the city of Pidcoke, I had a UFO sighting. I had observed the object as I entered the south side of Pidcoke a few minutes earlier. At that point, I thought it was just an airplane. All I could see was a white light to the left side of the highway. I noticed the object move to the right side of the highway. As I barely passed the north side of Pidcoke, I saw the object much more clearly. It moved back to the left side of the highway in a zig-zag motion. At this time, I realized this was not an airplane. It was a triangle-shaped craft with three very bright white lights underneath the craft. The lights were so bright, that I could clearly make out the triangle shape of the craft. The craft was either moving very slow or virtually stationary in the air. It was flying at a relatively low elevation. The craft also had some sort of beam or scanning light in the front of it that was moving back and forth in a horizontal motion at about a 45 degree angle from the craft. As I passed the craft, I looked back and it disappeared. Pidcoke is a small town in between Copperas Cove and Gatesville. I did manage a quick photo of the object with a cell phone.
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PHOTO’S OF STRANGE ORBS WITNESSED OVER ONTARIO CANADA
7-10-12 PETERBOROUGH ONTARIO CANADA
We had 3 or more anomolies tonight. The first was what we thought was a plane but soon realized it was not. It came in on the angle of a plane but we realized it was not blinking like a plane does, it then went straight up in the sky not on an angle as a plane would to gain altitude. We watched as it ascended straight up into the sky then hover for a second then it veered of to the North West before it disappeared. We were still chatting about that incident which lasted 5 minutes when a Big Orange Red sorta Oblong object appeared in the sky very bright, it travelled from North to South ascending into the sky at an even pace. It was about the size of a Hot Dog Bun if held out at arms length. It also dimmed and brightened as it was travelling across and then went up into the night and disappeared. This incident lasted about 5 minutes in total but we are not done with our story yet, theres more to tell. 5 minutes after that incident the Moon came out of no where from the east very low in the sky almost like it came from out of the water, then rose slowly for a bit then picked the pace up. But the Moon does not rise at 1245 AM in the evening,nor does it look the color it did, a Bright Orangish red too. Unfortunatly all I got was some Pictures of the Moon as The Other Objects would not show up on my camera. Don’t know why, but we also seen a few blinking stars that flickered brightly then dimmed. They never stopped flickering the whole time we were there. Duration of time for flickering and other anomolies 1 hour. My friends also took pics of what they belived to be anomolies but I thought they were building lights. Will add the photos I have including an Orangish Red Moon shot. My friends also claimed they seen a beam like a pen light come down from the sky on the 8 th. of July and it appeared to be moving across the water. We are at our local downtown Marina for all the incidents reported here.
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