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The Istanbul sightings are important for many reasons. There are more than 12 witnesses over many nights including Dr. Roger Leir. A serious attempt
to debunk the video has been done by several well known photographic experts. So far nobody has been able to demonstrate that the video recordings are
product of tricks or some type of manipulation. In my opinion 95% of ufos can be explained and I do not take the position of a believer or a debunker.
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. They seemed to change appearance into orange glowing globes in a short amount of time only several minutes. 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 and National Observatory, and Mario
Valdes from 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 there was no evidence of a hoax and what is being filmed is not a product of a balloon, prop, model, or
Short Documentary Video
The National Council For The Study Of Science And Technology (sponsored by the government) 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 released
their report on a press release, from which I took the following quote: "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)."
Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center
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 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 statement:
Haktan Aktagan, SIRIUS Space Research:--"the objects sighted in the aforementioned footage 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 mock up 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, weather balloons, 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
Haktan Akdagan Video Explanation Part 1
Haktan Akdagan Video Explanation Part 2
TUBIAK Report by Prof. phD Zeki EKER
Mario Valdes Image Analysis
The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey Website
;jsessionid=B7809E5C0656F9DA6ED197EF343F23BB (Audio) Dr. Roger Leir Describes Turkey UFO
33 Minute Segment
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.
Yalcin Explaining the Camera Details
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 horizon 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 occurrence 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 lens 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 Footage 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 sea.
2009 Original Footage Video
Roger Leir on Coast to Coast:
"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 lens and an electronic doubler 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 Witness Testimony:
(Audio)Dr. Roger Leir Describes Turkey UFO
Dr. Roger Leir Lecture on Turkey UFO Video
Turkey UFO Still Frames
2008 Daylight Video
2009 Daylight Video
Turkey UFO Case Blog
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