Monday, February 25, 2013

Case Overview

 "The objects in the footage have the structure of a specific material that
 is definitely not made up by any kind of computer animation, balloon, prop, 
model, or special effects used for simulation in a studio."
The Science and Technology Research Board of Turkey 

This unidentified disc shaped object was witnessed over the sea in Turkey
 and filmed from a distance. There were multiple witnesses.

The Turkey UFO incident involved multiple dates over three years between 2007 and 2009 when various objects including round, disc, and cigar shaped craft which hovered over the sea. During that time reports of unknown aerial objects were reported across Turkey on a repeated basis and a series of videos were taken by a local resident Murat Yalcin. The objects were seen by many people who live in Turkey over several days and nights. They filed reports with SIRIUS UFO Research which is Turkey's primary UFO organization. The video was recorded with a camera that had a tele-converter adapter capable of filming at 200 times optical achieving a great amount of detail. One thing that makes this case credible is that it was analyzed by "The Scientific and Technology Research Board of Turkey" and "TUG National Observatory" which reviewed the footage with the goal of discovering a hoax but were unsuccessful. The film has been studied by experts from Japan, Chile, Brazil, and Russia. After several attempts nobody has been able to successfully debunk the videos. To the current date they remain unidentified.

The objects were not close to the camera but were filmed from a distance away.

 The events of 2009 took place between 5-13 and 5-17 and were the third straight year of sightings that Yalcin recorded on video. Again the light source was coming from the moon during clear weather conditions and a cloudless sky. The objects in the video were witnessed by multiple people. Some were residents, others were fishermen, and many were attending an International UFO conference that was taking place in Turkey at the time. This is when respected UFO researcher Roger Leir witnessed the craft with 7 to 8 other people. He describes what he saw in the following audio: Roger Leir Interview

The location and vantage point of the camera.

 2008 Original Footage - Part 1

2008 Original Footage - Part 2

2008 Original Footage - Part 3

 The 2008 footage was taken between 5-22 and 9-28 during day and night. Yalcin was a night shift employee at the Yeni Kent building located on the shore which gave him a good vantage point. When something unusual began to happen out at sea it caught his interest and he stayed after work, sometimes for several hours catching it on film. He was using a 300 mm lens with a 200x zoom tele-prompter adapter. The 2008 incident was widely discussed in the Turkish media and gained interest from the scientific community.

 June 8, 2008 Footage

- Multiple Sightings Over 3 Year Period
- Various Shaped Craft

SIRIUS UFO Space Science Research Center 

 At first, the videos were analyzed under the direction of noted researcher Haktan Akdogan. SIRIUS UFO and Space Science Research Center firstly spoke with all the witnesses separately and then did the analysis of the videos. With participation of the members of their science board they enlarged the video images. They did all the detailed analysis, checked their pixels, and went through frame by frame. Haktan Akdogan stated: "After doing all the necessary analysis which went on for several weeks, the board came to a definite conclusion with no doubt that these are 100% genuine videos. 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 UFOs."  

Video Explanation By Haktan Akdogan and Murat Yalcin
The director of the Turkey UFO organization and the primary witness Murat Yalcin
discuss the details of the video.

Camera Details:

The camera was a MiniDV Canon DM-GRI-A based on the NTSC system with a diaphragm set at the maximum of 1.8. 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.

This is a map of the Sea of Marmara and shows the nearest land object in the field of view. The distance from the camera to land ranges between 27 miles and 34 miles.

This is the approximate location of the orange lights seen on July 2, 2008 and a daytime 
photo taken from the same location.

2007 Original Footage

The 2007 video begins on 6-20 and films several days before ending on 8-31. During that time round, disc, and oval shaped craft were seen and filmed maneuvering over the sea while occasionally changing direction. The same thing happened again in 2008 and 2009.

May 14, 2009

 This newly discovered video was taken on May 14, 2009 outside a UFO conference taking place in Istanbul, Turkey. A crowd of witnesses can be seen accompanying Yalcin Yalman. Yalcin is the person who filmed the majority of the video seen in this blog. The date is important because it happened after May 13 and before May 17 which is right in the middle of the 2009 flap. As mentioned before there were multiple witnesses to the Kumburgaz sightings.

The Panel of Scientists Released Their Report on National Television

At first the scientists in Turkey were highly certain that it was a hoax. At that point Haktan Akdogan, who had already analyzed the videos frame by frame and confirmed their authenticity, challenged TUBIAK representatives on television to check themselves. When they were finished they released their report in a two page document which is translated below.

The National Council for the Study of Science and Technology 

 On January 31, 2008, a MiniDV format video cassette holding 35 minutes of footage was brought over to "TUBITAK" The Science and Technology Research Board of Turkey (a Scientific Institution owned by the state that is highly reliable and influential) National Observatory (TUG) by Mr.Tolga Ozdeniz, the Editor of "Reporter" that has been aired on ATV Channel. The footage on the cassette was said to have been recorded by a Canon GL1 MiniDV digital camera on a beach of a holiday village in Kumburgaz/Istanbul by an amateur. 

The images were examined by TUG- National Observatory Image Processing Unit. Because, it would take quite a long time to analyze all of the images, only randomly selected parts were pre-examined. During this process, emphasis was not placed on images produced by optical clarification effects which a number of point light sources generated. Here is a portion of their report: “The objects observed on the images have a structure made of a specific material and definitely are not 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, mock up, 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, or Chinese lanterns etc.)"  TUBIAK National Observatory Report

May 15, 2009 Similarities (Night and Day)
33 Minute Separation

4:59 AM                                  5:32 AM

 2 frames combined for comparison

A segment in the footage dated 5-15-09 was taken at sunrise in the morning. The segment starts with the time stamp of 4:59 AM and continues to film until 5:32 AM. It starts with the background being completely dark and eventually after sunrise it turns daylight. With the camera pointing in the same direction we finally see the horizon and the location of the UFO. For an unknown reason what previously appeared as a metallic oval craft is now 4 red orange pulsating lights  This could be a plasma effect caused by the craft changing configuration or just a reaction to the sun and different environment, however this is only speculation. When combining both the day and night frames and overlaying for comparison, as seen above, the shape matches almost perfectly. Make up your own mind if you think we are looking at 1 object in both frames. There has yet to be any further explanation to explain these anomalies in the video.

Explanation of 33 minute segment

Dr. Roger Leir was a witness

On March 31, 2013 Roger Leir appeared on Coast to Coast with George Knapp and during the interview explained what he saw in Turkey. During 2008 and 2009 Roger Leir was present at a conference among many others at the time of these sightings and reports.

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  1. How can there not be intelligent life outside of earth? We think were so high and mighty and that were the only species that is highly intelligent. Think about all the planets we have yet to discover.

  2. Google: Operation Blue Beam

  3. Good evening,

    I lived in Turkey from 1968 through 1970 and again from 1972 through 1974. My father was in the US Air Force and was stationed at the Karamursel Common Defense Installation (KCDI) for both tours of duty. During our second tour there myself, my brother and sister, and a couple of friends of ours were walking home after dark on summer evening (I believe in 1973) when we noticed a light darting about in the sky to our left (which I assume was the western sky). It was a bright light but we couldn't tell what the craft, if any, actually looked like. It caught our eye because it was literally darting about in the sky. What's more, I consider myself extremely interested in UFO's and have read about and followed them for many years but I only recently remembered this episode. I was about 15 years old at the time.

    The information you provided regarding Cappadocia was very interesting and I look forward to digging up some more info on the underground paths, etc.

    1. See...that's the kind of thing I would be interested in seeing sometime...not on video but in person. Because you say..'darting' across the sky. I mean..what does that? Nothing! Right? To do something like that it would have to be sooo powerful. And it couldn't have been anything that we've invented yet (far as I know). Because anything we would build...that somehow, someway, be able to dart across the sky...It would be LOUD! The engines would be loud and the sound bearier (spelled wrong..sorry). You would hear sonic booms going off. But I assume these machines didn't make any noise (or at least not like that) or else you would have included it into your re-telling of that night.

  4. Interesting things has the documnetary movie "Men in Black" that Medvedev was talking:

  5. Those are some great video clips. I think only fools would doubt the existence of aliens at this point, or that UFOs have been visiting Earth. I think our governments have known this fact for a long time but have been keeping it from us.

  6. This went on for several days, and all we have is one shaky video? There should have been all sorts of cameras and scientists out there after the first or second sighting. Hogwash.

  7. My first response when I saw, I believe it was the May 14 or 15th 2008 vid was, Oh my gosh, that doesn't look real! And I wondered why the camera-person didn't at least show the ground before zooming in on the object. But, later in another video the camera operator did just that and that video was (in my opinion) quite legitamate.
    I am by nature very sceptical about these kinds of videos and sightings. But the more I watch these clips certain things still seem to bar my objectional mind from dismissing this one away.
    1. Like I said...THAT's not what I pictured visitors to travel in...Which is probably why I can't dismiss these things. They look....ugly. In a weird sort of way.
    2. Maybe this is just me but the metal color is strange. First they're a gold color then it's a dull grey. That gold color is very goldish looking. Why? Why would anyone that was trying to 'trick' us...use that color?
    3. Did you all see it when it 'changed' shape? It was very blurry butI believe I saw it specifically 'shed' it's outer shell down to the back of the ship...or maybe that was my eyes..
    4. Of course there is the experts on digital effects and trick photography stepping in. I don't know them...but assuming they are trustworthy (and scientist/analysis data collecting people...really arn't very good liars...that's why they stick to the facts (LOL...JK). In any rate, I don't see any purpose for them to lie to us.
    5. Another thing! Those second type ships...they were stranger than the first one (the one they are saying looks like a disk (but it certainly wasn't a perfect or full disk all I was weird.) But! the other ones were stranger. I mean...once again. At first I would have been tempted to just laugh at the simplisity of their shape. They looked like (four) shapes huddled together. Four spheres just dangling in the air (like balloons) with a thin? wire-like metal connecting four more spheres. Simple right? I know....yet...they wern't balloons. They wern't anything I've HEARD ABOUT that we've invented that can hover in air (outside of a balloon) that's made of metal....It's just weird man...

  8. Quite a fascinating story. How much of it is reality, is another thing. Because, as usual, the denial has been the line repeated by all the govt. in such incidents. And, even if some confirm it to certain degree, more info is never released to public. The interesting factor also is that all these UFOs look like quite similar that too compared to ones which are shown in movies as well. This is definitely puts some shadow over these being actual things. But who knows!