16-year-old Georgina Heap was playing tennis with her mother when she looked up at the sky and noticed a mysterious black ring floating high in the air. The huge black ring was spotted in the skies above Leamington Spa, a spa town in central Warwickshire, England, and remained in sky for about three minutes before disappearing completely. Weather experts are baffled by what they describe as a “real-life X-Files”.
A recently released airline investigative report has revealed that a British airline pilot reported a near-miss with a UFO that occurred last July near Heathrow Airport in London. The pilot described the UFO as a “cigar or rugby ball-shaped”, bright silver, and metallic in construction. He state that the UFO passed within a few feet of the top of his passenger jet. The pilot reported the incident to authorities telling them that he was certain the object, which was travelling at “great speed”, was going to crash into his aircraft and that he ducked as it headed towards him.
North Korea removes and detains 85-year-old Korean war vet from plane – arrested on espionage charges
85-year-old Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, California was about to head home from an organized tour of North Korea when Korean officials boarded the waiting plane and removed him for questioning. Four weeks later, the family has still had no contact with the elderly man. Mr. Newman is a Korean War veteran and his family believes his mention of his service to his handlers in North Korea may have prompted his arrest.
There’s gold in them there crappers! Yesterday, an aircraft maintenance crew at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, India were conducting routine maintenance on a Jet Airways Boeing 737 when they were stunned to find two bags containing a stash of 24 solid gold bars in the airplane’s bathroom.
The fate of infamous explorer Amelia Earhart is still being sought by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR). Beginning in August 2014 and estimated to cost $3 million, the expedition will use two manned submersibles to search the depths of the ocean around the western end of Nikumaroro in the Pacific.
It’s the unusual preternatural cunning that this 9-year-old boy possesses that makes this story so interesting – that and the mockery he made of airport security. Just two weeks ago the young lad was arrested in Minnesota for stealing a 30-foot refrigerated delivery truck and crashing into a police car (his little road trip took him through downtown Minneapolis and down a major interstate highway). Then last week, he managed to evade airport security and gate agents to board a Delta plane to Las Vegas.
Finnair flight AY666 from Copenhagen to Helsinki (HEL) actually took off twice on Friday the 13th with both flights being fairly full of passengers. Pilots for Flight 666 to Hel took great pains to laugh it off. “It has been quite a joke among the pilots. I’m not a superstitious man. It’s only a coincidence for me.”
Opened in 1925 and renowned for its notorious “Hong Kong Turn” and a spate of deadly accidents, the dangerous Kai Tak Airport (also known as the Hong Kong International Airport) was shut down on July 6, 1989. Kai Tak’s runway jutted out into the sea and its descent required a sharp turn between Hong Kong skyscrapers and nearby craggy mountains. Providing the ultimate test for pilot’s skills, accidents were frequent and included planes crashing into the sea and clipping the sides of skyscrapers as they made their approach. Below are a set of pictures that provide ample reasons for its shuttering 15 years ago.
According to admittedly sketchy and incomplete reports, on the morning of June 4, 2013, a Air China Boeing 757 on route from Chengdu to Guangzhou was flying at an altitude of 26,000 feet when suddenly it was struck by an unknown flying object. The collision occurred 20 minutes after takeoff, soon after the aircraft reached cruising altitude. There were no injuries aboard the aircraft but the Boeing 757 suffered major damage to the nose cone of the aircraft. Pilots chose to turn back to the airport in Chengdu where they made an emergency landing, stepped outside, and were stunned to see the extensive damage caused to the plane by the collision.
There’s an interesting video making the rounds today. I see a couple of potential explanations (reversed video, a commercial airlines flying behind the volcano, etc.) but nothing definitive meaning, yeah, it’s a pretty interesting UFO shot. The video was shot on May 30, 2013 at around 8:30 PM local time at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano located about 40 miles south of Mexico City. It’s the latest in a series of UFO sightings that have taken place near the central Mexico active volcano since 2012.
The next time you feel like complaining about turbulence while flying aboard a commercial airlines, consider the situation Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin survived after ejecting from his F-8 jet fighter that was flying Mach .82, at 47,000 feet, above a thunderstorm. To date, Rankin is the only known person to survive a fall through a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud. He paid one heck of a price for his adventure.
A report was released yesterday revealing that a commercial passenger aircraft carrying up to 200 people came with 300 feet of colliding with an unidentified object over Glasgow Airport in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2012. The Airbus A320 airplane was making its final approach to Glasgow Airport when an object suddenly, and unexpectedly, passed about 300ft underneath it. The A320 was descending into Glasgow in clear conditions with the sun behind the aircraft, when both the plane’s pilots saw an object around 100 yards away. The pilot of the aircraft said the risk of collision with the object, which did not show up on his radar, had been “high”.
Man wraps his entire body in plastic in order to protect against religious impurity while flying aboard commercial airline
We don’t much like making fun of anyone’s religion but this must have been some sight to see for passengers of a recent commercial airline flight. A photo of an Ultra Orthodox Jewish man wrapped in a life-size plastic bag aboard an airplane has been posted online and is quickly going viral. It is believed the man may belong to the Kohen sect of Judaism, whose members believe they cannot come in close contact with dead in order to protect their higher-than-average holiness. However, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, leader of the Lithuanian Haredi community in Israel, has recently found a solution to this issue, ruling that wrapping oneself in thick plastic bags while the plane crossed over the cemetery is permissible, which would explain the man’s bizarre protective travel gear.
Interesting video coming from LookNowTV (a YouTube station) showing a purported UFO shooting past a commercial airlines bound for Hawaii (presumably shot sometime in April 2013). Coming from behind the plane, you can clearly see a cylindrical-shaped object fly ahead of the airplane at a speed that looks to be 3-4 times faster than the airplane is travelling. Pretty impressive considering commercial airlines typically fly at speeds of 500MPH or faster.
Another commercial airline passenger captures fast moving UFO zipping past the airplane – Massachusetts (2013)
The footage below was shot from a commercial airplane flying over Massachusetts in January 2013. The camera has panned up from filming the Earth below to capture another jet airplane flying in the distance. As the distant airplane is being videoed, a strange object zips across the screen, starting on the right and moving towards the left. In the audio version of the film, a boy in the background appears to be startled and says, “Whoa, did you see that?”.