From: Erol Erkmen <andromeda.nul> Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 18:25:43 +0200 Archived: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 15:48:43 -0500 Subject: A 'Squadron' Of UFOs Over Turkey Were Leonids Turkish UFO Researchers Dismiss Sightings As Meteor Shower In an e-mail report to UFO UpDates filed by Turkey UFO and Paranormal Events Research Organization [TUVPO], the multiple sightings of bright flying objects seen in that country on November 1 have been identified as belonging to the Leonid Meteor Shower, which peaks this month sometime between November 17 and 20. Members of TUVPO's Afyon branch followed up on both the sighting reports filed by the pilots of four aircraft in the vicinity at that time of the incident, and additional eyewitness sightings from cities that included Antalya, Balikesir and Afyon. http://www.tuvpo.com/124.jpg (147 Kb.) Photographs were obtained of the event, including this one taken by Halil Yalcin, and these have been examined by the scientific advisers of TUVPO, plus Prof. Dr. M.E.Ozel and Dr.Hafez Keypour, of the Turkish National Observational House. As a result of these findings, TUVPO has closed its file on this event.
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