2006 A Year End Wrapup
by Dirk Vander Ploeg
Posted: 18:00 December 28, 2006
This year, 2006, has been a watershed of sorts in the field of UFOlogy.
From the stories I have investigated, to those contributed by writers and those from eyewitnesses, 2006 was indeed a monumental and unforgettable year for ufodigest.com and ufologists.
I was discussing this very thought with Errol Bruce-Knapp, host of The Virtually Strange Network and the radio program Strange Days…Indeed (CFRB Toronto, Canada). Something was in the air we agreed. Sightings, some of a remarkable nature, were being reported monthly if not weekly and this phenomena seemed to be increasing. We could both remember when a single sighting of significance would incur once every few years or at best annually. Now it seemed the floodgates were opening, inch by inch, and month by month.
We suddenly became witnesses other than reporters. Photographic proof was evident of dramatic events. Obscure and blurry dots and streaks of unknown origin were replaced with large objects seemingly posing for the camera. Many of these photographs were taken while the objects themselves remained invisible until the photos were examined.
Some of the objects hovered over lakes or near historical buildings. Others were photographed possibly entering or exiting vortexes, appearing very similar in appearance to aircraft breaking the sound barrier. One tourist in Greece while capturing a panoramic night shoot of the mountains captured a truly remarkable photograph that clearly shows 4 - 7 unknown objects moving from left to right. Extreme close-ups of these photos indicate classic UFO shaped objects. Odd shaped objects, rectangles, cubes, acorns and others have been photographed around the world at air-shows, skydiving and other public events.
The following is just a sampling of some of our more spectacular sightings, reports and articles.
The Kinross Incident
The Great Lakes Dive company announced that they had discovered the wreckage of the F-89 Scorpion aircraft that allegedly crashed in 1953 while investigating an UFO spotted on radar. This particular story, albeit real or hoax, has caused considerable controversy because certain elements of the story can't be validated and other individuals are paranoid that the military industrial complex will fly in, under the cover of darkness, and scoop up the mysterious wreckage. Read more.
According to the Project SERPO reports, (http://www.serpo.org/) it all started with the 1947 crash of a UFO, a small spacecraft, in New Mexico where one injured survivor was rescued and taken to U.S. military facilities. He helped authorities use the communications technology onboard the craft and they were able to use it to contact his home planet. This visitor reportedly died in 1952 while still on U.S. soil. Eventually, and as basically as planned, the visitors did return to Earth and in cooperation with U.S. authorities, landed at an American military facility in the Southwest in 1965. There, the 12-person team boarded one of the visitors' ships to begin the voyage to the Zeta Reticuli star system. This was reportedly part of the basis for Steven Spielberg's movie CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. According to some sources, technical advisors for Spielberg have included former U.S. military intelligence personnel who allegedly have knowledge of these projects. Eight team members returned to Earth in 1978. Read more.
Multiple UFOs Over Greece
Mimi Trifonova was attending an ecological youth exchange in Greece and took a photograph of the sun setting over the mountains to remember the trip. She finally sat down on June 7, 2006, with a friend and decided to sort through the many photographs taken during the trip. She was amazed when she came across this photograph, which is one of three, taken of the sunset over the mountains. What is truly amazing about this photograph is not that it contains a single UFO, but four (4) to seven (7) unidentified objects. Read more.