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This cylindrical-appearing UFO was photographed over New York City on March 20, 1950. The photographer's name was deleted from Project Blue Book's files -- as were most names when the material was finally declassified and released. Upon investigating the report, Project Grudge officially labeled it: "the moon"! Some ufologists have speculated that tubular objects of this sort may be "mother ships," purportedly capable of taking on and discharging smaller "craft" in stacks, poker-chip fashion.
Originally posted by internos
reply to post by Camilo1
This is an outstanding case, that always amazed me:
it's great that now we have also available in english data that wasn't available before, thanks to Camilo's hard work.
I humbly suggest to read the whole story before dismissing it as a plane or swamp gas or something like that:
its shape was the one of a BOTTLE, and it crashed in a mountainous region of Bolivia on 1978 so the fact that no one took a photo is quite normal. Not to mention the events that occurred after the crash. This is a mystery. We'd need more cases like this one and less crappy-lossy-copressed videos whatsoever from YouTube
Star and flag from me, Camilo1, iv'e also submitted it to digg
[edit on 28/4/2008 by internos]
Date of Sighting: Unknown
Time of Sighting: Night (Exact Time Unknown)
Duration of Sighting: Unknown
Date Reported: December 27, 2005
Location of Sighting: Southern Lebanon
Number of Witnesses: Several (Exact Number Unknown)
Number Witnesses Interviewed: (Secondary Contact Has Provided Information)
Description (As Related by Another Person Who Knows Cameraman):
Note: Name of cameraman is disguised as LL in the report below.
Look at this - (Thanks, and take care):
Aerosphere reader LL, a former soldier in the Israeli Defense Force, or IDF, sent us
this intriguing picture of what he claims is a UFO.
The picture, according to LL, was snapped during an electrical storm while
he was on duty in southern Lebanon. The picture was taken at night, from the
ground, and LL says many others saw what appears to be lightning striking
an ellipse-shaped object hovering overhead. "The strange thing was that your eyes
weren't able to see for a few seconds and your radio didn't work for 15 minutes.
Other electrical stuff experienced trouble as well," LL told us in an email.
But he admits he doesn't have a clue as to what it was.
Space Shuttle Program Begins with Launch of STS-1
Space Shuttle Columbia lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on April 12, 1981, at 6 a.m. CST (12:00 GMT) to begin the first shuttle mission, STS-1. The primary mission objectives for STS-1 were to accomplish a safe ascent into orbit, check out all the systems on the space shuttle and to return to Earth for a safe landing. All of these objectives were met successfully.
Originally posted by internos
I'd guess that we can rule out the Space Shuttle:
The sighting in question took place three years before, on May 6th, 1978.
On January 31, 1977, it was taken by road to Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, to begin operational testing.
While at NASA Dryden, Enterprise was used by NASA for a variety of ground and flight tests intended to validate aspects of the shuttle program. The initial nine-month testing period was referred to by the acronym ALT, for Approach and Landing Test.These tests included a maiden flight on February 18, 1977 atop a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) to measure structural loads and ground handling and braking characteristics of the mated system. Ground tests of all orbiter subsystems were carried out to verify functionality prior to atmospheric flight.
Following the ALT program, Enterprise was ferried between several NASA facilities to configure the craft for vibration testing. In June 1979, it was mated with an external tank and solid rocket boosters (known as a boilerplate configuration) and tested in a launch configuration at Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A. In 1984, it was used to test the Air Force shuttle facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, including a full mating on the SLC-6 launch pad.
Originally posted by Camilo1
The object had produced a trail of about 300 meters of depth by 500 of wide and 1.5 kilometers in length. The rocks nearby the crash site were melted.
"our men have discovered the object and they have inspected it, we do not have instructions, is a metallic cylinder 12 feet long with some dents, nobody knows what is inside,