Sunday, February 01, 2009

German UFO incident?

UFO over Germany official - says air traffic control

German air force jets were put on red alert and there were dozens of reports of the object as it flew across southern Germany including several airports which were put on emergency standby.

It eventually vanished above Grafenwoehr, an area used by American troops on training exercises.

Raab said: "When it vanished from the radar we believed that whatever it was had crashed - but there was no crash site to be seen.

It will be interesting to see what becomes of this case -- assuming it doesn't succumb to utter obscurity.


Anonymous said...

Oddly enough the acronym for the German flight attendants union is UFO. They just staged a walkout this week. Coincidence???

XiXiDu said...

I'd be interested if the Sun made the story up. You feel like writing DFS and ask?
^The second is the guy who is quoted, there is his e-mail too.

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Intense said...

No, the British tabloid, The Sun, didn't make the story up, although they do consistently slant, exaggerate, and sensationalize such stories; it also seems the Austrian Times article has hyped up "the mystery" in a similar manner--below are some links relevant to the story, although they are in German:

You can plug the first two complete url's above into Google's search box, (the third link goes to translated page, the fourth is in German only), click on the "translate" option, and get a relatively crude machine translation of the German text into English, if you want further details of this case.

This particular UFO story is not likely significant--a flickering track was recorded on radar, travelling over southern Germany at an average of 100 kph (not "high speed" as the A.T. story states), at an altitude of between 3K to 7K feet, and disappeared off radar near a US military training area close to the German/Czech border. This might indicate either an illegal civilian ultralight flight (and without radio or transponder), or possibly a military UAV surveillance drone was operating. No big deal, either way.