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The Istanbul sighting is an important one for many reasons. There are over 12 witnesses, including Dr. Roger Leir who have been able to substaniate
the video. A serious attempt to debunke the video has been done bye several well known photographic experts. So far nobody has been able to
demonstrate that the recordings are product of tricks or some type of manipulation. I am not endorsing this case, but I simply feel that those who
seek the truth in ufology need to put this in their notes and file this case.
This case developed in the location of Kumburgaz between the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. Its main witness was a night guard named Yalcin Yalman, while
on duty who registered on video these strange objects that appeared at sunrise like floating or changing while in flight over the sea coast of
Many special effects/imaging experts tried to debunk the footage including: Prof. José Atenas, an expert in graphics and video, with more than 30
years of experience on television. Prof. phD. Zeki EKER Director National Council For The Study Of Science And Technology (TUBITAK) and National
Observatory , and Mario Valdes- Santiago Chile. Other analysis were done by video specialists, image edition and special effect companies from Japan,
Russia and Turkey, all ending up with the same conclusions that what is being filmed is reality and the video had not been tampered with.
Short Documentary Video
(Audio)Dr. Roger Leir Describes Turkey UFO
Report by Prof. phD Zeki EKER
33 Minute Segment
Mario Valdes Image Analysis
Turkey UFO Various
The camera was based on the NTSC System with a diaphragm set at the maximum of 1.8. Canon DM-GRI-A. It's a 3CCD 20x optic 100x with a tele-converter
mounted on a 58mm adapter. Tele-objective is a Sony brand vci hgd 1758 model lens, x 1.7.
Yalman Explains the Camera
This case developed in the location of Kumburgaz, Istanbul between the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. The video was taken by a night guard named Yalcin
Yalman. One singularity of this case was that the images were made with a camera that had an adaptor for close ups of 200X optical, achieving a great
amount of detail of the objects. During this period several minutes of close range video were taken of metallic ufos floating or changing while in
flight over the sea coast of Marmara. The curious thing is how they changed appearance into an outline of orange globes. As you overlay both the shape
seems to match each other.
This case made big news in Turkey and in other countries as well. It also started a great debate between the official members of the Turkish
scientific community. Other analysis were done by video specialists and special effect companies from Japan, Russia and Turkey, all ending up with the
same conclusions that it remains unexplained. In Chile, professor José Atenas, an expert in graphics and video with more than 30 years of experience
on television, was asked to technically examine the videos. In his appreciation, José Atenas also came to the same conclusions that the images are
authentic. So far nobody has been able to demonstrate that the recordings are product of tricks or some type of manipulation. Therefore, the debate
has concentrated more over the nature and origin of the objects filmed by Yalcin Yalman.
During 2007 the first video was taken on a beach on the coast of Istanbul. The lack of background and horizon made it difficult to verify one way or
the other. What the witnesses needed to do was capture the horizonal reference point so the video can analyzed with greater detail on the exact
location of the object.
In 2008, in what seems to be a regular occurance in Turkey alot of ufos were reported to Haktan Akdagan the chairman of Sirius UFO Research, Turkey's
version of MUFON. Yalcin, who was still armed with his 200x optical lense camera kept a watch at a facility known as the "Yeni Kent Compound"
located near the Sea of Marmara. The 2008 video includes video from the day and at night, however most of the footage was taken at night. Nobody has
done an accurate measurement of the distance, however my rough guess is several hundred feet away. 2008 Original Video
During 2009 between May and June, several glowing objects and a metallic ufos were seen again by over a dozen witnesses hovering over the Sea of
Marmara. Several credible people, such as Roger Leir, were at a ufo conference in Turkey at the time and happened to attend Yalcin to one of his video
taping sessions. According to those witnesses who have come forward with their story they saw a ufo in the air that Yalcin was filming. They did not
see any evidence of a staged prop, model, or a hoax. A 33 minute segment of the video starting at (night) 4:59 a.m., until after (sunrise) at 5:32
a.m., it becomes clear that we are looking at an object several hundred yards away in the horizon over the sea. This is important because some people,
including myself, thought at first it could be a model or prop very close to the camera, but the object is a real authentic metallic ufo several feet
away over the seat
Roger Leir is not a hoaxer.
On Coast to Coast Roger Leir said:
"it was two years in a row. I was there both times looking through the viewfinder of the camera. Now the camera was mounted on sticks and it had a
200 mil lense and an electronic dobuler so we were able to push very very close on the craft. Now just as a background the craft was lit by a moon
that was very very bright in the sky and so that illuminated the exterior portion of the craft" "it was sent in an proven that it was not a hoax and
what was being seen was reality"
Listen to Roger Leir’s Testimony
(Audio)Dr. Roger Leir Describes Turkey UFO
Dr. Roger Leir Lecture on Turkey UFO Video
At first, the videos were analyzed and made public by the SIRIUS UFO organization, directed by the researcher Haktan Akdogan. Sirius UFO Space Science
Research Center firstly, spoke with all the witnesses separately then did the detailed analysis of the full footage of 2 hours 30 mn. long videos with
the participation of the members of a science board. They enlarged the video images, did all the detailed analysis, checked their pixels, and went
through the all footage frame by frame. After doing all the necessary analysis which went on for several weeks. SIRIUS released the following
Haktan Aktagan, SIRIUS Space Research:
--"the objects sighted in the aforementioned footages that have a structure that is made of specific material are definitely not made up by any kind
of computer animation nor are they any form of special effects used for simulation in a studio or for a video effect therefore in conclusion it was
decided that the sightings were neither a mockup or hoax. And it is concluded that these objects in the sightings that have physical and material
structures do not belong in any category such as; planes, helicopters, meteors, Venus, Mars, satellites, fire balls, Chinese lantern, fire balls,
wheather ballons, natural or atmospheric phenomenon. etc. and but rather fall into the category of UFO’s. The incident went on several times
intermittently before the very eyes of the residents of "Yeni Kent Compound", filmed by a night guard named Yalcin Yalman. The detailed analysis of
a certain portion of these extraordinary videos showed that three different objects were captured at the same time."
Haktan Aktagan Video Explanation Part 1
Haktan Aktagan Video Explanation Part 2
SIRIUS UFO and Space Research (english website)
SIRIUS UFO and Space Research Website
The government sponsored National Council For The Study Of Science And Technology (TUBITAK) and National Observatory (TUG) got interested in analyzing
the original footage, with the intention of determining that the video was nothing more than a hoax, gambling on the idea of scale models or toys, or
CGI. The original tape was handed to the TUBITAK representatives on live TV in their own headquarters. Once the analysis concluded, they gave an
official report, from which I took the following fragment:
"The objects observed on the images have a structure made of a specific material and definitely itís no any kind of CGI animation or in any means a
type of special effects used for simulation in a studio or for video effects. So the conclusion of this report is that the observations are not a
model, maquette or a fraud". At the last part of the report, it’s concluded that the objects observed have a physical structure and are made of
materials that do not belong to any category (airplanes, helicopters, meteors, Venus, Mars, Satellites, artificial lights, Chinese lanterns, etc.) and
that it mostly fits in the category of UFO’s (Unidentified Flying Objects and of unknown origin).
The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey
Report by Prof. phD Zeki EKER
2008 Original Footage Video
2009 Original Footage Video
2008 Daylight Video
2009 Daylight Video
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