Reports are coming out that Israel may have shot down a UFO. Radar reported an incursion into their airspace from over the Mediterranean, assumed to be a Lebanese unmanned aerial drone. Israel is highly protective of their airspace as at fighter jet speeds it takes about fifteen minutes to reach any significant target and so they tend to take a shoot first and ask questions later position on air defense.
From The Canadian
Israel scrambled fighter jets to intercept a drone last Saturday that crossed deep into Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean Sea, shooting the aircraft down over the country’s southern desert, the military said. Have you noticed that the group responsible for the drone still seems to be unclear?
Some media reports sought to blame the Lebanese Islamic militant group Hezbollah. However, what navy does Hezbollah have to be able to launch such a drone from the Mediterranean sea? UFO Sightings Daily now reports that the drone that was reported to have been shot down by Israel was a UFO of possible alien origin.
UFO Sightings Daily is coordinated by Scott C. Waring, who is a UFO researcher and author who has become an honorary astronomer through his independent investigative research on anomalies in space and on planets like Mars. Mr. Waring had been affiliated with the United States Air Force at SAC base (USAF flight line). He currently owns an ESL School in Taiwan.
Mr. Waring elaborates on his testimony.
“Now news is stating that this is a UAV or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and they decided this by the way it moves as such high speeds from one position to anther with sudden reverse moves that no jet could perform. This still has not been identified an all surrounding countries have denied responsibility. All evidence points to this being a UFO from space [or a different dimension].”
On 19 August 2012 an Israeli witness with his wife reported on MUFON seeing 13 – 16 orbs. Diverse other UFO sightings have been reported by Israelis [Example below]
Yes, some of you might find the video familiar as it was reported right here on GT last year.
Here is the video:
Note that this is a close up but if you watch you will see it is the same event
And a Link to the Article it appears in if you would like to go back and read it.
It is important to note that the video shown in the article from The Canadian is being used only as an example of the sort of sightings that have been happening in Israel, not as evidence of the current claims.
Back to the story. I have not read that Israel itself is claiming that this object was a UFO, and as you can clearly see a jet in the image of the explosion, in close proximity to the explosion, and as fighter pilots are highly trained to identify targets if this were something other than a drone that pilot would know. That does not necessarily mean that fact would be reported. Even examining the poor quality time sequence image, there are narrow bright areas on either side of the object before it is destroyed that could very likely be wings, making this a drone. If that is what they are.
There is more evidence which paints a slightly different picture.
According to the Herald Sun
Israel’s civilian air traffic was halted for several minutes after an unidentified flying object was spotted inside Israeli air space, Israel’s army radio said.
Air force jets were briefly scrambled and Israeli air space was closed, it said, without saying what caused the scare. The closure was lifted several minutes later.
Clearly parts of the story are being blown out of proportion. It seems likely the object shot down was a drone, but there is no mention of closing the airspace for the first incident. It could be an over cautious reaction to an aerial incursion, it could be an anomaly, and it could be something else. No wreckage had been discovered of the object shot down as of my reading of the story, and there are certainly seem to be some questions about the object.