Sky watchers have captured an intriguing photograph of an unidentified aircraft flying over Amarillo, Texas, and veteran aviation journalist Bill Sweetman suggests it could be a secret spy plane. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Mystery-aircraft-over-Texas-draws-speculation-5357331.php
Fifty years ago on April 24 marks one of the strangest encounters in UFO lore: that of police officer Lonnie Zamora’s bizarre brush with an oval-shaped craft that had landed in the New Mexico desert on the outskirts of Socorro. Project Blue Book classified the case unsolved, a perplexing account that turned astronomer J. Allen Hynek from UFO skeptic to believer.
It is well known that Jimmy Carter saw a UFO in 1969 while gathering with about 25 people waiting to attend a Lions Club meeting.
The formless, glowing thing emitted various colors before flying off.
During a recent interview to promote his new book, he made these comments on a New York radio program, The Brian Lehrer Show: “I don’t claim that it came from outer space. But it was unidentified, it was flying, and it was an object … It was a flying object that was unidentified. But I have never thought that it was from outer space.”
Translation: It was likely of earthy origin, either some sort of natural phenomenon or otherwise.
A new book and documentary film, Mirage Men, is something like a non-fiction version of Flying Saucers. It describes a scenario in which there is a well-orchestrated, long-running super-secret disinformation program to divert public attention from covert advanced-propulsion programs. However, unlike the plot of Flying Saucers, this conspiracy theory hinges on reverse-engineered alien tech. Otherwise, it is pretty close.