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A Different Shape for UFOs

by Geraldo Fuentes

Petroglyphs in the Oklahoma panhandle describe them as "breast shaped". Roman records call them "flying shields". They have even been compared to huge Mexican hats and flying saucers. Disc shape UFOs have been the dominant style of sightings for a long time. It's what we typically think of when we hear the word "UFO".

In the last few decades, UFO sightings have included some huge triangles, wedges or "v" shapes, orbs and globes of light.

Now it's cylinders, tubes or "cigar" shaped UFOs that are chic and high on the Paparazzi list. This "minimalist" design makes me feel uneasy... the simplicity of a silver metal cylinder seems to contradict the complexity of interplanetary space travel -- at least as I can imagine it. But what else could they be?

The tubular type of space vehicle, if that's what it really is, has been around for a while. It has been a frequent UFO shape described by airline pilots for a couple of decades. The wingless, cigar shaped object is often described as being metallic black or a dirty silver, windowless and sometimes trailing a greenish light from its stern. Their large size seems to confine them to higher altitudes. They are seldom seen near the Earth's surface. Estimates of their length varies from a hundreds meters to over a kilometer. They can hover for hours then rapidly accelerate. These cigar shaped objects have even been observed harboring smaller, saucer shaped craft and orbs.

Here are two typical sightings of cigar shaped UFOs:

The first is reported by British pilot...

The second is from an American pilot...


The two pilots seem to be honest, professional and give convincing testimony. What are these vehicles? Could they be interplanetary motherships, like our aircraft carriers?

Are they from another planet or do they have a terrestrial origin?

The cigar shape is not new

Designs for a cigar shaped craft were found among top secret papers of the Nazis [see top of page] at the end of WWII. Some of the engineers and scientists working on these programs were imported to America under project "Paperclip". But other scientists were unaccounted for, presumably given refuge by the Russians. Of course, there is another theory.

Some believe that the best minds working on this new technology found sanctuary in an underground world, large enough to accommodate the Third Reich, accessible through a secret opening discovered by previous expeditions to Antarctica [*] and with the help of some "other dimensional" beings who had contacted the German Thule and Vril Societies. Supposedly Admiral Byrd hunted and encountered this technology when he led the US Navy on the expedition to Antarctica (Operation Highjump) and abruptly retreated in 1947.


Admiral Byrd in an interview with Lee van Atta of International News Service aboard the expeditions command ship, the USS Mount Olympus, discussed the lessons learned from Operation Highjump which had been terminated unexpectedly by the US Navy. The interview appeared in the Wednesday, March 5, 1947 edition of the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, and read in part as follows:

Admiral Richard E. Byrd warned today that the United States should adopt measures of protection against the possibility of an invasion of the country by hostile planes coming from the polar regions. The admiral explained that he was not trying to scare anyone, but the cruel reality is that in case of a new war, the United States could be attacked by planes flying over one or both poles. This statement was made as part of a recapitulation of his own polar experience, in an exclusive interview with International News Service.

Talking about the recently completed expedition, Byrd said that the most important result of his observations and discoveries is the potential effect that they have in relation to the security of the United States. 'The fantastic speed with which the world is shrinking -- recalled the admiral -- is one of the most important lessons learned during his recent Antarctic exploration. I have to warn my compatriots that the time has ended when we were able to take refuge in our isolation and rely on the certainty that the distances, the oceans, and the poles were a guarantee of safety.'

Safe in their own world, Nazi scientists could have thrived and their progress with anti-gravity technology could have advanced to where they can routinely move among us with amazing speed and stealth. Only when an inevitable glitche happens -- an accidental uncloaking -- do we get a glimpse of the size and complexity of their craft.

Here is a tubular UFO that glows:


Cigar Shape Lightship UFO Videotaped 2010 by ufoblogger



One of the earliest and most spectacular reports from Africa concerns the sighting of a huge cigar-shaped UFO which hovered over famous Mt. Kilimanjaro February 19,1951. The UFO was photographed from an East African Airways plane flying in the vicinity. After remaining motionless for a considerable period of time, the object suddenly climbed steeply and disappeared. The movie film was developed and reportedly showed a clear and sizeable image of the object, according to the Natal Mercury.

The sighting was detailed in the Nairobi Sunday Post, February 25, 1951, by Capt. Jack Bicknell, pilot of the East African Airways plane. Extracts from Capt. Bicknell's report:

"The Lodestar plane left Nairobi West at 7:00 a.m. At 7:20 a.m., the radio officer (D. W. Merrifield) drew my attention to a bright object like a white star hanging motionless about 10,000 feet above Kilimanjaro. My first reaction was to say nothing. We watched it for three minutes. Then we told the passengers about it. One of them had a very powerful pair of binoculars with him and he began to study it. In the meantime, we put a radio message through to Eastleigh describing it. Eastleigh asked us to check whether it was a meteorological balloon. I then examined it for several minutes through the binoculars. . . [At this point the plane had approached to within about 50 miles of the mountain]...

"Through the glasses I saw a metallic, bullet shaped object which must have been over 200 feet long. At one end was a square- cut vertical fin. Its color was a dull silver, and at regular intervals along the fuselage were vertical dark bands. Its whole outline was clear and sharp and there was no haziness about it at all. . . It was absolutely stationary, and remained that way for 17 minutes. . . [Capt. Bicknell states that two passengers were taking photographs at this time]

"Then it began to move eastwards, rising as it did so. It disappeared at about 40,000 feet. . . The machine left no vapor trail, and it had no visible means of propulsion. . . My impression was that it was definitely a flying machine of some kind."

We may never know their origin and agenda, but UFO enthusiasts continue to record their sightings and regularly post these images to YouTube. Below are some interesting "cigar shape" UFOs, caught on camera, starting with a very recent one (October 2012) that attracted the attention of CNN.




My neighbors small daughter noticed a very bright star that shown in the middle of the day, that didn't move, and brought it to my attention. The sky was clear, free of clouds, and blue. Visibility was unlimited. The temperature was in the upper 60s.

I had 4 visitors at the time and they all called to me to come out and look up at something strange. I got binoculars and was stunned to see a bright object that looked cylindrical, with two bright white fluorescent tubes on its sides, hanging very high in the sky.

I have an 8" Meade SCT telescope and observed it at about 150 power and it was extremely clear, unmoving, or barely moving, hanging very high in the atmosphere. It was so high, it didn't appear to have shape except through binoculars. It moved ever so slightly that I used the telescopes controls to keep it centered, but it never moved more than 10 degrees from the original position in an hour and a half.



I used my Canon digital camera and took about 50 photos of the object through the telescope and then shot some video also. It oscillated between dim to very bright, (sunlike), on a frequency that varied but was of about 30 seconds.

If it was a balloon it would have drifted with the prevailing winds, if it was a satellite, it would have moved west to east in its orbit, and been out of sight in about 10 minutes, if it was a plane it could not stay up without moving that long. A helicopter would have run out of gas and could not have hovered that long. None of those things fit this description.

It appeared to be cylindrical in shape, semi transparent, and had two very bright lines of light, vertically on its outside edges. Being an amateur astronomer, I know my planets and heavenly bodies and it was none of those. After about 2 hours of observing it through my telescope I came in to post my photos on facebook and during that time my wife came in and said it had disappeared.

I am experienced with taking pictures through my telescope and I know about reflections, planets looking like ufos and such. This wasnt even close to any of those events, and I have 5 other witnesses to prove it. They all saw it through my telescope and observed it for over an hour.


A Few Days Later -- Similar Cigar Shape UFO Seen in Mexico!

The next example is from October 26, 2012 and shows a huge, cigar shape UFO entering the active Popocatepetl Volcano, the second highest peak in Mexico. The object's size is estimated at 1000 meters by 200 meters [*]. It has been suggested that it is the same object seen in the Kentucky sighting (described above) in a different configuration. The video is in Spanish but the images are self-explanatory.





October 25th 9:55 pm. We were trying to take photos of Jupiter on our tripod with the self timer so there would be no shake. The first photo looked like there was a greyish bar beside the planet. I thought that perhaps my camera lense had a scratch on it so I took another photo and noticed the greyish bar was still there but had moved lower in the sky.

We brought the camera inside so we could get it on the computer and zoom in. When we zoomed in we saw 2 copper bars connected by different coloured lights. Tried to get more photos after that but it was gone. I could not see the object with the naked eye. Only in the photo. You'll notice in the photo that the "bar" has moved downwards between photos. All the stars are in the same place.

We have a lot of Fireball Orb activity in the area over Lake Ontario. We seem them at least once a month.




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