New UFO Classification
Guide Proposed

Hello Jeff
If you find this report as worthwhile as we like to think it is, please post this on your newspage. We would be most grateful to you, mate!
With gratitude for your dedicated success, Mike Farrell & Barry Taylor UFO Researchers New South Wales, Australia 11-28-99 _____
As the Director of Project GUFONE 2000, (Global UFO NewsVideo Exchange):
A growing problem with describing UFO sightings has been brought to my attention. Many researchers, journalists, magazine publishers, television networks, and video producers are still using vague and often contradictory terms when classifying UFO sightings.
As we welcome the dawn of a new millennium, the time has come to update and clarify the terms we use as researchers to describe and classify sightings of UFO's.
All during the nineties, and especially in the last year or two, we have seen a dramatic increase in new and different kinds of objects captured on amateur and professional video tape.
And yet our language has not progressed enough to keep up with the increased number and diversity of UFO's caught on tape. We are still using vague "old" terms to describe a variety of new and sometimes subtle differences in UFO sightings.
Credit for this timely proposal must go to Barry Taylor, (Australian Independent UFO Researcher and Skywatcher) who has recently captured UFO "clusters" on video, that defy description by currently misused terms. Visit Barry's Homepage to see stills of the new true "cluster" UFO's.
Please consider the following proposal by Barry Taylor for general and accepted usage.
Thank You for your consideration and feedback,
Mike Farrell < Director of Project GUFONE 2000 P.O.Box 2526 Port Macquarie New South Wales Australia 2444 _____
Because of the many Researchers around the world using video footage to educate and inform other researchers and the general population of these events through Video Productions, Print Media, Seminars, Conferences and over the Internet, we now need to eliminate the evident confusion when describing individual UFO sightings, particularly multiple object sightings.
Most descriptions of UFO sightings are self explanatory, but some confusion has arisen determining the difference between "Clusters", "Group Formations", "Triangle", "Boomerang" and "V" formations, and this is what is proposed to remedy.
Once we determine an accepted "UFO Classification Guideline", we will then instantly recognise each UFO sighting report as fitting the appropriate category. This is an essential requirement for accurate record keeping, report filing and verbal description when relaying the information to others. The suggested individual classifications that follow, are derived from personal observations and study of all those listed except the "Triangle Craft"....
1) SINGLE OBJECT Visual features described. (see "Object description" below.)
2) GROUP Two (2) or more objects, with noticeable space between them, in random formation, and sometimes change position within the group in relation to the other object/s.
3) GROUP FORMATION Multiple objects with noticeable space between them, that maintain their position within the group throughout the sighting and because of their positioning, appear to form random patterns.
4) TRIANGLE OBJECT An individual three sided solid object that may have an illumination at each corner when seen at night.
5) TRIANGLE FORMATION Three (3) individual objects spaced out to form a triangle shape and moving in the one direction.
6) BOOMERANG FORMATION Multiple objects with noticeable space between them, positioned in such a way as to form a slightly bent line or typical 'Boomerang' shape, and all objects moving as one within the formation in the one direction.
7) BOOMERANG CRAFT A single solid object of boomerang shape that may have multiple illuminations forming the shape. (Sometimes difficult to establish between single object or formation of individual objects unless outline of craft is established.)
8) "V" FORMATION A tight "V" formation of multiple individual objects, with noticeable space between them, moving 'as one unit' as if 'locked' into the formation.
NOTE Individual objects within the "Boomerang" and "V" formations are often surrounded by a white hazy illumination. This is due to the ionisation of the air surrounding the object. This can give the false impression that the formation is actually a single large object, and should be noted by those responsible for recording such reports.
9) CLUSTERS Multiple single objects, with NO noticeable space between objects and grouped so closely together that they appear like a "bunch of grapes" or "frogs eggs", even balloons tied together, and move together as a 'tight unit.' The objects within these 'clusters' constantly 'roll and tumble' around one another.
Further information: This is a unique feature of these rare 'cluster' UFO's and appear to be new to the scene. This is the main reason why we now have to establish universal "UFO Classification Guidelines," so as to make room for new features we see in UFO multiple object sightings.
The 'CLUSTER' classification as described above should be kept for that specific type of UFO description, because it appears that a specific type of UFO forms this cluster group.
Any multiple UFO sighting where the objects are so close together that they appear to be touching one another, could be classified as a 'cluster.' And if the description does not fit the 'cluster' description above, than 'close group' classification should be used so as not to confuse non-cluster sightings with 'true' cluster sightings.
The special features that the 'CLUSTER' as described above have shown, make this a 'stand alone' classification for that type of event.
The type of objects within these 'clusters' are a unique type of object. They are not discs, plasma balls or structured craft as some may imagine. They are an 'Earth light' type energy sphere, orange, blue, white and sometimes with unusual black objects included. So this makes these 'clusters' unique, and an important study within themselves.
These CLUSTERS have been Videoed my Tom King and Chris Miller in the U.S.A., Barry Taylor in Australia and an anonymous person in Korea. The Mexican footage has been mistakenly (for description purposes only) been called clusters, but are in fact "GROUP FORMATIONS" (see classification above)
There is footage from Mexico showing a line of objects side-by-side which could be classified as a "LINE CLUSTER" (I would prefer "LINE GROUP" -B.T.). But if this line of objects was slightly bent and maintained that form, it would be called a "BOOMERANG FORMATION".
There will always be some sightings that will not quite seem to fit any identical description, so we will have to improvise. But by using a "Guideline" such as we are trying to establish here, all basic multiple object sightings will fit a determined criteria.
OBJECT DESCRIPTION Most object descriptions have been established and are self explanatory.
SPHERE A round ball shaped solid object, either metallic or glowing.
OBOL A round ball shaped illumination, either orange, white or any colour, that does not appear to be a solid object but a "Plasma".
PLASMA A self contained illumination not appearing solid. The illumination appears to have depth and can sometimes change shape and 'switch off' to disappear. The light does not reflect or beam onto nearby surfaces like trees and ground. Object outline is defined and fuzzy.
RADIANT PLASMA Bright illumination from solid object featuring 'spikes' similar to stars. When these objects are video taped, the colour is 'washed out' and shown as a 'flash' of colour underneath the silvery object. ('flash' colour depends on radiant plasma colour)
Your input is welcome in clarification of this terminology.
Please notify if you agree as written.
Barry Taylor < UFO Researcher Australia


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