- 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
- With gratitude for your dedicated success, Mike Farrell
& Barry Taylor UFO Researchers New South Wales, Australia 11-28-99
- PROPOSAL FOR NEW "UFO CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINE"
- As the Director of Project GUFONE 2000, (Global UFO NewsVideo
- 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"
- Please consider the following proposal by Barry Taylor
for general and accepted usage.
- Thank You for your consideration and feedback,
- Mike Farrell <firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Project
GUFONE 2000 P.O.Box 2526 Port Macquarie New South Wales Australia 2444
- http://www.fan.net.au/~tkbnetw/new/mikes.htm http://www.flex.com.au/~eagle1/in8.htm
- PROPOSAL FOR NEW "UFO CLASSIFICATION GUIDELINE"
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 <email@example.com UFO Researcher Australia