Thursday, 15 October 2009

UFO Balloon Lands With Still No Sign Of Missing Boy

Update - Boy Found

A couple of hours after my original Blog post the following was published online:

The six-year-old boy who was allegedly involved in a UFO helium balloon incident has been found safe at his home. *There have been no details as to where the boy has been for past few hours. The incident involved an experimental helium balloon, which was not intended for flight, found speeding through the Colorado sky. It was believed at the time that a six-year-old boy had wandered into the basket of the UFO-looking balloon and the tether had broken releasing the balloon into the air. When the balloon crash landed it was surrounded by emergency services who quickly cut at the balloon to find any sign of the child, however it was discovered he was not in fact there. The boy was found safe at his home by authorities, however there are no details at the moment as to the child’s whereabouts for the past few hours.

*Update: Officials have said that the boy was hiding in a box in his home garage.


A tragic story is unfolding involving the disappearance of a six year old boy.

A small homemade helium balloon resembling a flying saucer and believed to be containing a 6-year-old boy is pictured floating thousands of feet above Colorado, October 15, 2009. The boy is thought to have climbed inside a home-made helium balloon which is described by a Larimer County Sheriff's spokeswoman as "a homemade helium balloon made to look like a UFO."

The reports filtering through from the local media are sketchy at best but current reports are now stating that the balloon has landed and there is no sign of the little boy. If the actual events are being are being reported without error then unfortunately it doesn't bode well for the youngster but here's hoping and Godspeed ……

Balloon lands in Colorado, boy not inside (Thu Oct 15)

DENVER (Reuters) - A helium balloon that flew out of control over Colorado landed on Thursday but a 6-year-old boy who had been thought to be on board was not in the craft, local media said. It was not known where the boy was. The boy, who was not identified, was reported to have climbed into the small homemade craft at his family's home before it floated away and across the Colorado skies at up to 7,000 feet.

Television images showed the silver ballon, resembling a flying saucer and about 20 feet (six meters) across, floating above Colorado before it landed, as authorities scrambled to find a way to bring it down safely. A Larimer County Sheriff's spokeswoman described the craft as "a homemade helium balloon made to look like a UFO." She said the boy climbed into the balloon at his family's home in Fort Collins. The craft then apparently broke away from a pair of tethers holding it to the ground and floated away. Aviation experts said that the boy could survive the flight but would be cold and possibly disoriented at high altitudes.


Fort Collins, CO - A homemade balloon that took off unattended has landed without anyone inside. Initial reports said that a 6-year-old boy may have climbed inside. A representative of the sheriff's department says the child may have fallen out early in the flight. Officials say the balloon is owned by the boy's parents, and that it was tethered behind their home. They say the boy and his older brother were playing outside when the older boy saw the younger one go into a compartment at the bottom of the balloon, which then flew away. The balloon was rotating slowly in the wind during the flight, sometimes tipping precariously. It landed around 3:40pm Eastern Time.


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Sunday, 4 October 2009

UFO Disclosure - Brazil Release More UFO Files

Last week many sites covered the recently posted of the Brazilian disclosure courtesy of A. J. Gevaerd and was as follows:

This is to inform that Brazilian Government has just declassified a new set of significant previously secret UFO documents, now covering the 80s. We already had disclosures covering the 50s, 60s and 70s, all with very important documents and information. So far over 4,000 pages have been disclosed.

The recent disclosure is particularly powerful because it contains dozens of reports of UFOs on May 19, 1986, considered the “Official UFO Night in Brazil”, when 21 spherical objects, estimated 100 meters in diameter – according to military sources – were detected by radars and spotted by civilian pilots, and literally jammed air traffic over the major Brazilian Airports, such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Then, several Mirage and F5 jets were scrambled to pursue them.

As a result of that “invasion”, the Air Force minister brigadier Octavio Moreira Lima went public about it the other morning on the national TV network, declaring all facts openly. The pilots who took part in the pursue and their commanders also spoke freely about the pursuits, which occurred over several hours.

We've had several other disclosures since 2007, all as a direct result of the campaign UFOs: Freedom Of Information Now , promoted since 2004 by the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers . The latest disclosure comprises over 2,200 new pages of formerly secret UFO documents that were given to the Committee and also sent to the Brazilian National Archives.

In late July, hundreds of papers from the Brazilian Air Force's official System for the Investigation of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (SIOANI) have demonstrated how the nation's military authorities dealt with the UFO Phenomena in the 60s and 70s.

Considering that SIOANI wasn't a top secret agency and that even civilian researchers took part in its procedures, the structure and functionality of which proves that Brazil is the first country in the world to officially and publicly admit the reality of the UFO Phenomena, and the first to investigate it openly.

For instance, where have you ever seen color drawings of flying saucers reported by witnesses and investigated by military personnel , such as these ones?


These are only a few links to recently discovered colored drawings of UFOs seen in Brazil and investigated in the 60s and 70s by the Brazilian Air Force's official System for the Investigation of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (SIOANI). Much more is about to be disclosed.

The Brazilian UFO Magazine website –– already has thousands of pages for download, such as over 1,200 pages of documents, 200 photos of SIOANI's activities and Operation Saucer, carried out in the Amazonian region in 1977. Along with documents received by the Committee from other military sources.

Included in the recently revealed documents are the detailed research proceedings carried out in dozens of UFO-related incidents which had not been made public previously. Some of the colored sketches of UFO incidents investigated by SIOANI are here:

Other documents can be found here:

A. J. Gevaerd,

Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine
Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU)
National Director, Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)

There are a couple of links to images in the article and poses the question, “Where have you ever seen color drawings of flying saucers reported by witnesses and investigated by military personnel , such as these ones?

I visited the URL's as well as a few others and above is a selection of the images which I completely agree are more aesthetically pleasing than the normal scribblings proffered, perhaps because due to being somewhat culturally conformant they are best described as the ‘classic' flying saucer shape. (Art imitating life or…..)

But I hasten to add I'm not being dismissive, in fact the complete opposite as it seems as if the “Disclosure Bandwagon” is well and truly rolling and gathering speed, but of course while there's evidently no, “Proof of contact” (as it were) these are undoubtedly exciting times that we're living in as more and more previously classified UFO-related information becomes readily available than ever has before.

I guess the dilemma faced now is whether the broader UFO community will accept that the slew of documents released (& to be released) from several countries do indeed represent disclosure, because sadly it seems unless the documents tout definitive proof of the ETH then there will always be a large faction that doubts this is the case and so subsequently –albeit inadvertently- somewhat undermining the oft unreferenced efforts of the many UFOlogists actively involved in securing, and in some cases policing, the respective release of information.

Well this was what happened in the UK recently and I do sort of understand their gripes because if EVERY country were indeed to declassify their UFO files then this would surely lead to the unemployment of the many UFO ‘celebrities' and more importantly their revenue currently earned from the lecture/conference circuit and of course book sales. (Not to mention Greer et al).

I suspect that they'd still survive though because lets face it, and from what I've seen, the majority of them are peddling belief and rarely bother themselves with mundane things such as independently verifiable fact…..

“Yep, son, we have met the enemy….and he is us”

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