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{75} part 2 - United Kingdom UFO Network

From: United Kingdom UFO Network <ufo@holodeck.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 20:39:43 +0000
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Subject: {75} part 2 - United Kingdom UFO Network

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9.00 pm. Witness, 3 miles north of Glandwr (7 miles south of
Cardigan) saw a bright flash of light outside. Went out of the house
to investigate and saw intermittent very bright flashes, approx 2
seconds in duration. They were seen in a northerly direction which
lit up the surrounding cloud. The weather was clear and definitely
not lightning. There was a 5 minute pause between the groups of

9.30 pm. Cardigan Bus Depot. Witness saw flashing blue, red and
yellow lights which lit up the surrounding white clouds very clearly.
The flashing lasted about 10 minutes and was accompanied by
"crackling like static". Not a storm.

Aberystwyth Area

8.50 pm. A witness in Rhydyfelen, just south of Aberystwyth, saw an
object out of his living room window. It was travelling extremely
fast and very low over the roof tops. The object appeared to have a
white light at the front and a red light to the rear, this appeared
to merge as the craft was moving so fast. No sound was heard, the
object moved very rapidly and out of sight towards the sea (W).

9.10 pm. Witness in Rhydyfelen saw a brilliant white column of
light, "about 10 times higher than it was wide", for 2/3 seconds
about 2 miles out into Cardigan Bay. It was reported to the police as
she felt it could be a distress flare. No ships or boats were at sea
at the time. The following day the local police reported that they
had been contacted by police in Hereford to say that an identical
column of light had been seen there at the same time - no further
information available.

Time unknown (before 9.30 pm). Sub-editor with local paper talked to
someone in Aberystwyth who had seen a bright light in the sky

10.30 - 11.00 pm. Two witnesses at Llanbadarn Fawr saw a large grey
mass flying along the valley tops of the Rheidol Valley. The object
was emitting a slowly pulsating streak of light. It flew in an arc
out into Cardigan Bay where it was seen to hover in a pillar of
light. The object made several circles of Aberystwyth during the 30
minutes it was observed. Diameter of circles was approx. 15 - 20
miles. Movement of the object described as being a mile or so at a
time on each pulse of horizontal light (much brighter than sheet
lightning.) The flashes were between 1 - 3 seconds long, sometimes
there were multiple flashes between 3 - 7 seconds in duration. No
sound was heard. The object's speed was said to be much faster than a
normal jet, almost too fast for the naked eye to track. Object
finally disappeared off towards Nant-y-moch and the Hafren Forest.
Weather described as hazy with 25% cloud cover, dry with a light
breeze and near freezing temperature.

Cardigan Bay Coast

Time unknown. Two witnesses in Aberaeron contacted the local
coastguard on seeing bright flashes going off in Cardigan Bay.
Coastguards arrived after flashes had stopped and assumed the
flashes were lightning. No storm was reported in the area.

Time unknown. Witness at Llangrannog reported seeing bright white
flashes going off over Cardigan Bay every few seconds.

5.30-6.30 pm several separate witnesses saw 2 RAF Hercules transport
planes flying low, they were following each other closely together
and at moderate speed. They were seen near New Quay travelling up the
coast (S-N) towards Aberystwyth. n.b. this single report is included
for information but is not considered to be related to the other
sightings neither do we consider that the Hercules were mistaken for
the FT by any witnesses. There is a possibility that they might have
been sent as 'decoys' to conveniently account for any forthcoming
UFO reports but admittedly, we have no evidence to support this.

8 - 9 pm (uncertain) witness left his house at top of the hill in
Ffosyffin, he saw the horizon brilliantly lit up about 20 miles out
to sea. The white light seemed to have a "central core" and was
"sitting over the horizon". There was continuous illumination for 30
secs-1 minute. He called his father who also witnessed the light and
shortly afterwards they spoke to several others who had also seen the

9.10 - 9.15 pm Driver going North to Aberystwyth at Llanrhystud saw
a bright white flash that lit up the sky for two seconds.  Definitely
not lightning. No sound.

10.10 pm. Driver at Llanon, coming south on coast road, saw an
enormous burst of white light to his right (i.e. seawards), like a
1,000 fireworks going off at once. No sound.

Teifi Valley

9.0  - 9.30 pm.(approx). Bright flashes of light seen behind Adpar
hill by witnesses in Newcastle Emlyn (i.e. to the East).

9.30 pm.(approx) Driver and four passengers were on route to
Llanybydder from Pencader, approx 1 mile from home when they spotted
a moving  white light low over the tree tops moving an NE direction.
Initially thought this was a shooting star but it was too low and
lasted too long and was too slow. As object moved across sky it
changed to an orange colour before disappearing in a brilliant white
flash. Witnesses thought it may have been a plane crashing so
investigated area but nothing was found. No sound heard.

9.20 pm. Bright flashes of light seen westward of Llanfair Clydogau
by witness while driving, seen approx 700 feet above sea level (NE of
Lampeter). Had a panoramic view over the area.  Particularly noticed
two very bright flashes close together.

9.45 pm. Driver in the vicinity of Llandewi Brefi (NE of Lampeter)
saw a bright white flash illuminate the sky and the surrounding area
and was almost blinded by it. Then saw a second flash, not so
intense, further to the north. Thought the light had come from an
adjacent field about 100 yards further on the right and had the
impression that there may have been a rectangular object. Clear
night, no thunder or other noise heard.

Shrewsbury / Welshpool / Machynlleth

Driver going home from Birmingham to Aberystwyth area. 10.00 pm saw
a bright green "star" descending vertically on the horizon in the
direction of Shrewsbury (i.e. to the West). Further along the A5
came across a police diversion due to what looked like deliberately
spilled pile of sand. Diversion took them through Shrewsbury and back
on to the A5 and thence the A458. As they approached the Trewern
Bridge (5 miles NE of Welshpool) they saw the first in a series of
extremely bright, bluey white flashes that projected upwards from
behind the hills to their right (i.e. North). The flashes continued
every 4/5 minutes until they reached the east side of Welshpool, when
they seemed to be left behind. Witnesses bewildered! 30 minutes
later, in the Mallwyd area, 3 very bright flashes dazzled witnesses.
This time flashes came from in front of them (i.e. West) as well as
behind the hills to their right (i.e. North). Witness also reported
seeing several military helicopters flying in a "hurried fashion"
during the drive home - exact location unknown.

Subsequent Investigation

As one of the initial explanations for the flashing lights had been
that there was an electrical storm in the area, the Met Office were
contacted. According to their records there was no report of a storm
that night, although they said they could not rule one out. No
witnesses in the entire area heard any thunder that evening, nor was
there any rain. Weather was generally described as "clear", with
patchy cloud. It seems impossible that a storm could traverse such a
wide area and not give any rain or thunder. Furthermore,  many
witnesses described the flashes as coming from ground level and the
range of colours and length of flashes is atypical of a storm.
Conclusion is simple.  No storm.

As much of the area is designated as a Military low-flying and
missile testing area it seemed a good idea to contact the Ministry of
Defence. They simply trotted out the usual line about there being "no
UFO sighting reported in the area at the time that was considered to
be of defence significance" and that "there was no unusual air
defence activity, no penetration by hostile military aircraft of the
UK Air Defence Region, no unknown aircraft activity on any military
radars and that no Quick Reaction Alert Aircraft were scrambled".
Incidentally, such quotations as worded above would prove useful if
and when such time arises as a new technology craft is announced as
the MoD could simply truthfully say that, "yes - it was not
unidentified" (we knew), and "yes - it was not of defence
significance" (it was one of ours)! With a 'secret-technology'
hypothesis the answer would both be true and logical whilst neatly
sidestepping the real issue - another indication of the usual modus
operandi of the MoD.

The MoD did inform us that two air-to-air missiles had been fired
from Aberporth testing station that morning but this, of course,
would not have been at the relevant time. There also seems to be a
contradiction in there being a ground-based firing range firing an
air-to-air missile but this may well have been a typographical error.
In any event, the missiles would probably have been fired from land
or sea along the Cardigan Bay coast into Cardigan Bay and certainly
not towards land. Interestingly, the Aberystwyth Police informed us
that two RAF Hercules aircraft had been seen in the area on the day
but unfortunately they could not confirm the time for this. Hercules
are known for low-flying in this area and may be responsible for some
UFO sightings involving small flashing aerial lights. However, to our
knowledge, they have never been associated with the huge brilliant
white flashes nor the Flying Triangle-type-craft as seen by many
witnesses. It is interesting that the MoD did not report the
existence of the low flying Hercules.

We were unable to find out if there were any civilian aircraft,
blimps or so forth in the air. However, it would seem unlikely for
them to be around during the night at low altitude in a designated
RAF low-flying area. Aberystwyth police claimed that a civilian pilot
on an inward bound transatlantic flight contacted Air Traffic Control
at Heathrow asking about bright flashes of light but ATC referred us
to the military ATC at West Drayton and no information on this has
been forthcoming.

Initial news reports on the radio on the following day claimed that
local police and the RAF "UFO Unit" were investigating UFO reports
from West Wales, the Midlands and Herefordshire. We were unable to
get further information as to the source of this news.  It is
possible that the witness in Hereford, mentioned above, may have been
responsible as he is a radio producer for the local radio station.
It seems unbelievable that this news would have been given out if
there had been an easy explanation for the sightings. None of the
local police stations contacted gave any indication of having been
contacted by a "RAF UFO Unit" or of there having been any official
enquiry. So officially we drew a complete blank - nobody was willing
to give us information other than to follow the official line that
nothing happened that night. None of the police stations contacted
reported having received any calls from the public (other than
Aberystwyth with one single report) nor that any of their officers
had seen anything unusual whilst on duty that night.

And yet we have 18 reports, many of them by multiple witnesses of
seeing something very unusual happening in the skies of mid and west
Wales on the evening of 21st November 1996. Although it is possible
that the two earliest reports are unrelated to the main events
(although Omar Fowler subsequently informed us that there had indeed
been elliptical craft - with tailfins - sighted in the Midlands only
a week or two prior to our report!) it still leaves 16 reports which
are all unexplained, other than that they all are consistent with the
Flying Triangle "UFO" reports that have been compiled by various
sources, in particular Omar Fowlers Phenomena Research Association.

Correspondences of reports on 21st Nov sightings with other reports.

Shape. Two reports of witnesses clearly identified the outline of a
triangular craft. One of those reports also gave the rounded corners
which are sometimes characteristic of these craft.

Sound. In general there was no sound associated with the reports,
with the exception of the low overflight at Penparc, when a loud
rumbling noise was heard. This is typical of other reports, the
Flying Triangle is normally silent unless one is directly underneath
it and it is flying slow and low.

Lights. These can be divided into three groups: white flashes,
coloured flashes and orange glow. One of the most outstanding
"trademarks" of Flying Triangle reports are brilliant, almost
blinding white flashes. These usually, but not always occur when the
craft rapidly accelerates or decelerates. These often occur in pairs
as it appears the craft often hovers or flies very slowly for 5
minutes or so before taking off in a flash at tremendous speed only
to "stop on a sixpence" 5 seconds later. Several witnesses saw two
closely timed flashes, some distance apart. Besides these flashes,
several witnesses saw flashing red and blue lights. Note that normal
aircraft operating at night have continuously flashing anti-collision
and navigation lights, which are red, white and green. These are
never extremely bright and do not go on only every 5 minutes or so.
Whatever the Flying Triangle is, it does not conform to standard
aeronautical practice! There are numerous variations between observed
lights coming from FT's but blue and red are quite common, along with
green, yellow and white. Lights in the tips are also a common feature
as is a white light on the leading tip and an orange one in the
centre. Finally the yellow/orange glow that direct observers of the
craft saw, just prior in two cases, to its taking off in a flash.
Again this is standard for the FT, it would appear that the
orange/yellow glow could represent some form of "Charging-up" of the
air around the craft to enable rapid acceleration.

Electro-magnetic disturbances. One witness reported that the air
seemed charged with static. Again not uncommon, and perhaps
indicative that the motive power for these craft is not conventional
jet power.

Following lights. Initially this sounded very unusual but Omar
Fowler's booklet actually reports many such lights, sometimes
singular, as in the Penparc report, sometimes multiple.

Speed. Our reports are again very typical of FT phenomena. It would
appear that the craft operate in two modes: hovering or slow (50 -
100 knots) and extremely fast (speed unknown but appears to disappear
"in a flash" with no appreciable transition between the two
(seemingly inertia-free). Again this is not conventionally possible
either in terms of propulsion devices or in terms of the inertial
effect on possible crew members (the g forces would, in a
conventional aircraft would cause a blackout or even totally squash
the crew not to mention the probability of wrecking the machine

Operating height. For some reason these craft spend most of their
time flying at very low altitude. Typical phrases are "just above the
roof-tops", "behind the hills" and so forth. Given the speed that
these craft operate at when accelerating (which most estimate to be
well in excess of Mach 1 - yet no sonic boom!) this would appear to
be extremely dangerous, yet there is no evidence that there is any
way the crew (if any) can see where they are going - no cockpits are
sighted and the edges of the craft appear to be solid. Logos or
insignia are not seen, Neither are any aerials, masts or other
normal distinguishing features. A further consideration is that if,
as seems likely, the craft operates within an intense
electro-magnetic field, then conventional magnetic compasses, radar
and radio would be appear to be useless, so how the craft navigates
and tracks other craft in the area and communicates (if it indeed
does so) remains a mystery. It is possible that navigation is by an
inertial system and that some form of laser or microwave-based
digital pulsed communication system is involved. This may also
account for the lack of IFF transponder response which has been
alleged in other encounters with the craft.

Size. No witnesses were able to give a reliable estimate of the
size. One, possibly of "jet airliner size" in length, is the closest
report given for the 21st November sigthing.  From other sources we
know that many other witnesses have seen craft of this type and shape
ranging in size from 30 feet to 700 feet in length. In some cases
even quoted as "the size of a football pitch"! The accuracy in
judging the size would greatly depend on an accurate judgement on the
height of the craft above the observer. This can be particularly
difficult against a dark sky with no other point of reference
especially if the craft perhaps has some special kind of
non-reflective 'stealthy' coating.

Time and Date. Although these craft have been seen in daytime and
summer, they are most commonly seen in the evening during the hours
of darkness in autumn and winter, as was the case with our reports.


Mid and West Wales were definitely visited by one or more (probably
two) craft of the "Flying Triangle" type on the evening of 21st
November 1996.

Speculation on the Identity of the Flying Triangle "UFO".

There are two schools of thought about these craft. Either they are
"Our Secret Technology", that is they are terrestrial in design,
manufacture and operation or they are extra-terrestrial in some or all
of those aspects.

There can be no doubt that whichever is true, the Flying Triangle is
more typical of other "UFOs" than it is of any publicly known
terrestrial aircraft type in either design, propulsion or use. All
of the reported characteristics of the FT are familiar to anyone who
has studied the 'UFO' phenomenon and their variously differing
designs and characteristics. This similarity would suggest a common
source and/or propulsion system.

Nearly all "UFOs" manage to combine the ability to move practically
silently, apart from a humming/whirring noise when very close to the
observer; the ability to change speed and direction in an instant; a
range of speeds from hovering and very slow upwards to extremely
fast - some claim above Mach 10; they often give off electro-magnetic
effects, including interference with TVs and radios, car electrics
etc; they are often seen to be inside a glowing (usually
red/orange/yellow) field of, presumably electrically charged/ionised
air; their arrival and departure is often spectacularly bright and
rapid and so forth.

In short all these craft, including the Flying Triangle, appear to
be propelled by an some form of electro-magnetic device which also
could possibly act as an anti-gravity force-field providing for
inertia-free acceleration/deceleration and flight. Rather than this
speculation being a flight of fancy (forgive the pun), it is
understood, for example, that ARCO together with Japanese scientists
test-flew an aircraft 150 miles in Canada in 1987 using a microwave
energy source and that theoretically, an aircraft powered in this way
would be able to fly almost indefinitely provided the power continued
to be beamed at it. It is worthy of note that many reports of the
'next generation' stealth aircraft suggest that they are remotely
piloted vehicles (RPV's) with virtual reality control from the
ground, via satellite or from conventional aeroplanes  such as the
AWACS-type 747 - more probably a combination of the three. This would
alleviate the problems associated with high g-force effects on

It seems bizarre that if this is terrestrial technology that has
been around for 50 years, at least, nobody has been found to be
manufacturing or designing such craft (or paying for them!)
Similarly, they might need to be crewed (unless remotely controlled)
and certainly maintained but again nobody has come forward to claim
to have done so. Furthermore, before such craft would have been built
the underlying technology and scientific theory would need to have
been publicly discussed to ensure that the project was viable.

With regard to the Flying Triangle in particular, these have been
around for at least 10 years in their present designs, and have been
very widely reported when flying around - yet where do they come
from, where are they based? It is believed that British Aerospace
have prototype scaled-down versions of this design operating from
Wharton in Lancashire, but they are a mere 30 feet long and have only
been flying for a year at the most. It seems most unlikely that BAe
would build full-scale aircraft of such an unconventional design,
operate them and then only afterwards, build the scaled down
prototypes! A conjecture that is not generally considered by other
researchers is that the Flying Triangle flight characteristics and
styling are partly or wholly modelled on the assumed manoeuvres and
physical form of extra-terrestrial craft - whether real or otherwise.
The reasons for this possibility could be either to divert public
attention from a top secret military project with obvious earthly
origins and/or to purposefully reinforce a manufactured public belief
system in an extra-terrestrial 'reality'. For whatever reason the
latter may be so, we can only guess as to why. There does seem to be
a mounting body of evidence to suggest that widespread covert forces
exist to spread counter dis-information to actually reinforce a ET
reality. This double-bluff is contrary to the popular belief that the
UK, US and other governments are attempting to hide the reality of an
extra-terrestrial presence. However, regrettably, this alternative
theory is not readily absorbed by the growing body of biased
researchers who seem bent on 'proving' an extra-terrestrial
connection. It may turn out that they are being used to perpetuate
the myth - only time will tell!

It is interesting to note that in 1987 there was some public concern
over a British Aerospace facility in the Hafren Forest in Powis due,
in part, to anomalous "strobe-like" lights being seen over the hill
tops in the area. BAe refused, at the time to inform the locals
about what was going on but did say that they had chosen the site (in
a disused quarry in the middle of a huge forest) due to its distance
from domestic and industrial electromagnetic "smog". We are
currently investigating whether BAe is still operating at the site
and its purpose - it certainly wasn't or isn't a conventional
airfield or manufacturing site!

However, it is possible that the UK Government has given permission
to another government (USA?) for the Flying Triangle craft to be
test-flown over Wales and elsewhere in exchange for technological
know-how or additional defence facilities. It maybe that given the
apparent massive discharges of electro-magnetic energy coming from
this type of craft that it is not permitted to fly in certain
countries, but that the UK is once again acting as the USA's
hand-maiden. With the UK's secrecy laws and culture of denial in the
civil service it would be easier to maintain a "plausible denial" of
FT operations here.

Other considerations include: if they are of terrestrial origin who
has given them permission to fly so low over populated and rural
areas, with a propulsion system that is guaranteed to be spotted by
anyone who is out and about (hardly stealth!) and so low that when
it "flashes" it practically blinds any motorist who has the
misfortune to be nearby. Further, to operate in British skies it
would need to have been granted a certificate of air-worthiness,
which should be publicly available for inspection.

On the other hand some reports of 'close encounters' with purported
Flying Triangle "crews" have suggested that they are flown by USA
military personnel, but how reliable these reports are is a matter
for conjecture and beyond the scope of this report. Elaborate hoaxes
may not be beyond the bounds of possibility.

So, what to conclude? We are reluctant to suggest the
extra-terrestrial hypothesis in the absence of any positive evidence
but we cannot confirm the terrestrial alternative for similar
reasons. However, a terrestrial alternative does seem the most likely
and logical explanation given the evidence available to-date. Until
further evidence is produced, the jury must remain out on the true
nature and origin of these craft. One thing is most definitely
certain - they exist and they are here!

Current Investigations

We are currently researching the possible propulsion system and
power source/s of the Flying Triangle and hope to publish a further
report on this subject in the future. We are willing to exchange
information with others in this field and would welcome contact with
like-minded researchers.

Our local M.P. Mr Cynog Dafis (Plaid Cymru), has expressed an
interest in our preliminary report and has agreed to actively pursue
the matter further. It is hoped that the issue will be raised through
the House of Commons Parliamentary Questions procedure.

Further Reading

Fowler, Omar. The Flying Triangle Mystery. 1996. Phenomenon Research
Association. 94 The Circle, Sinfin, Derby, DE24 9HR.  Compilation of
Flying Triangle reports, mainly from the UK. Suggests an
extra-terrestrial origin. Matthews, Tim. Stealth, Lies and
Videotapes. 1997. Lancashire UFO Society. PO Box 73, Lancaster, LA1
1GZ. Suggests Flying Triangles are of terrestrial origin and that
British Aerospace are involved in developing a UK version. Sheffield,
Derek. Deadly Concealment. 1996. Blandford. The Henry Root approach
to UFOlogy as the author attempts to get an honest answer out of the
authorities regarding the Belgian Flying Triangle sitings in the
early 1990's.

Adam Whaley & Richard Alexander
The West Wales Paranormal Group.
23rd May 1997

World News

[W 1]******

From: duncan@life.com
Date: 15th May 1997

Two new films to watch out for

Actors Jodie Foster and Tom Hanks are at this moment filming
'Contact' for Warner Brothers. The locations so far mentioned are the
United States, New Mexico and Puerto Rico. It is apparently based on
the late Carl Sagan's book and involves a researcher who discovers an
intelligible radio signal from a distant star.

It is reported that Steven Spielburg is the executive producer of a
new film 'Deep Impact'. It is based on the book 'The Hammer of God'
by Arthur C. Clarke and revolves around the action of three
characters when scientists discover a comet is on a collision course
with Earth.

There are no details as yet of release dates for these films.

[W 2]******

Source: Sunday Mirror newspaper
Date: Sunday 18th May 1997

Fling from outer space

X Files star Gillian Anderson said this week that she'd like to have
sex with an alien. Judging by the look of her ex-boyfriend (pictured
left in one episode) I'd say she already has.

[W 3]******

Source: Strange But True - Teletext
Date: Sunday 25 May 1997

Sightings of the Virgin Mary in the sky were reported in the South
Pacific islands of Western Samoa this week.

Witnesses said they saw the image on the horizon in the early
morning surrounded by bright colours, according to Father Paulino
Kolio, head of the parish of Sanaii island.

Around 100 people also claimed they saw images of the Eucharist and
Holy Grail.

[W 4]******

Source: Teletext World News
Date: Thursday 15th May 1997

Laser beams

USA defence chiefs have protested to Russia after two pilots were
blinded by laser beams fired from a supply ship.

[W 5]******




1 August 1997 sees the much anticipated UK release of this summer's
hottest new film, the sci-fi action comedy blockbuster from Steven
Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, MEN IN BLACK.

'Protecting the earth from the scum of the universe', Men in Black
stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agents K and J - the
universe's best kept secret. Working for a highly-funded yet
unofficial government agency, they provide immigration services an

>From the director of Get Shorty (Barry Sonnenfeld) and the producers
of the box-office smash Twister (Walter F. Parkes and Laurie
MacDonald) ,the stylish and special-effect filled Men In Black is
based on the Lowell Cunningham comic book series and is exe

The Men In Black film soundtrack will be released imminently on
Columbia Records and features the hugely charismatic Will Smith
singing/rapping the title track (and first single) 'Men In Black',
as well as starring in the dazzling accompanying effects driven music
video, which is produced by the Acadamy award winning 'Industrial
Light and Magic' team and which features actors and  characters from
the film. Also forthcoming later this year is the action packed TV
series 'Men In Black', a Columbia Tristar TV production which will
run on the Kids WB! network Stateside.

[W 6]******

Source: News Of The World newspaper
Date: Sunday 11 May 1997

Shiny alien pops up on home video

A video of a glowing orange dwarf with stumpy antennae on it head is
the first film evidence of a living alien, claim UFO watchers.

The creature is shown moving around a half flattened maize field in

UFO follower Sarah Quevaz took the 28 second clip as a space craft
hovered above.

Ken Parsons, chairman of the British Earth and Aerial Mysteries
Society, says the "extremely important" film will be shown at the
Society's Forbidden Knowledge Convention this year.

[W 7]******

Source: Teletext News
Date: Wednesday 14th May 1997

Supersonic pair set for dual

The world's fastest man Richard Noble has announced plans to race
rival Craig Breedlove across the Nevada desert in a battle to break
the sound barrier.

The holder of the land speed record will spend six weeks striving
against his American competitor in a bid to go supersonic and reach
750 mph.

Mr Noble will fly to Jordan next week to prepare for the challenge.

[W 8}******

Source: Teletext World News
Date: Saturday 17th May 1997

Spanish Vultures

Spain. Vultures in Navarre have apparently developed a taste for
fresh meat and have killed a number of sheep, authorities said.

[W 9]******

Source: Teletext world News
Date: Friday 30 May 1997

Flintstones we're the Flintstones

Holland: a pilot who insisted on singing the Flintstones cartoon
theme over his small planes radio has been jailed for interfering
with air traffic control.

[W 10]******

Source: CNN
Date: October 4th 1996

Mysterious flash lights up Western sky

'I've never seen anything like it'

October 4, 1996
Web posted at: 11:45 a.m. EDT

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A mysterious flash lit the Western sky from San
Francisco to central New Mexico, fueling speculation that a UFO
whizzed by, a low-flying plane swooped overhead or a chunk of space
rock fell from the sky.

What the thing was remains a mystery, though an astronomer said it
might have been a "piece of asteroid."

People from California to New Mexico reported the strange flash
shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses said it was an intensely
bright bluish-green light which streaked across the sky for just a
few seconds.

Kevin Mullins with Kern County California Fire Department told CNN
they received several calls from people claiming to have seen the
mysterious light.

Christine Church of Belen, New Mexico, described the object as having
a row of five to six lights lined up horizontally. At first, she
thought it was an airplane about to crash, but when she went out to
investigate she found nothing.

"There was no noise, no crash and the lights were gone," Church told
CNN. "I've never seen anything like it."

A television news helicopter pilot said he swerved to avoid what he
at first thought was a spotlight from another helicopter.

But NASA officials downplayed the sightings saying the object might
have been a falling satellite, and an astronomer at Los Angeles'
Griffith Park Observatory said the flash was probably caused by space
debris burning up as it entered the atmosphere.

"This is probably the biggest flash we've seen in two years," said
astronomer John Moseley. "The meteor was probably a crumbly piece of
asteroid, or possibly a fragment of a comet."

[W 11]******

Source: Somerset News
Date: March 12, 1997

Contact or crisis

At approximately 0137 hours this morning the radio telescope array
at Jodrell Bank detected a ticking, bleeping noise, believed at first
to be a pulsar in the Crab Nebula, however after double-checking with
other radio telescope stations across the globe, it is believed that
the signal is being transmitted from the star Epsilon Eridanus,
almost nineteen light-years from Earth. Further investigation is
believed to be taking place, although no announcements have yet been

[W 12]******

Source: Teletext Strange But True
Date: Monday 1st June 1997

Ice cubes from space

Ice cubes from space the size of a house are plunging into the
atmosphere, astronomers have revealed.

The giant chunks of ice, weighing as much as 20 tonnes have been
pictured by a Nasa satellite.

Luckily, the space ice poses no threat since it melts while still
hundreds of thousands of kilometres above the earth.


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