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Pilots wary of UFO hunters with laser pointers

This week the former president of a pilots’ association in Australia warned UFO hunters of the dangers of using laser pointers when looking for UFOs. His comments were in response to a post on an Australian UFO hunter’s website that claims UFOs respond by “powering up” when lasers are pointed at them.

Alan Ferguson is a ufologist in the town of Acacia Hills in the Northern Territory of Australia. According to his website, last week he used his method of shining lasers at UFOs and the space craft increased in size by five times before shrinking into a little dot. He wrote, “They often respond by powering up as they show us starseeds they are looking over us.”

UFO hunter Alan Ferguson.
UFO hunter Alan Ferguson.

Ferguson enjoys the interaction. He says, “It was such an uplifting event, I felt so good after it.”

Ferguson’s hobby raises some concerns for Barry Jackson, a pilot and the former president of a pilots’ association. He says that planes in flight will probably not be affected by the laser. However, it can be extremely dangerous for airplanes during landing.

He told NT News, “Most aircraft are landed manually. The pilot is doing all of the work and they need night vision.”

By shining lasers at airplanes there is the risk of the laser penetrating the cockpit and blinding the pilot. Jackson says, “It could have a catastrophic effect … an accident could occur.”

Ferguson told Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper that he agrees with Jackson. He says people who shine lasers at airplanes are idiots and should have the book thrown at them.

“All my associates are very professional in what they do and can see the difference between a UFO and a plane,” explains Ferguson. “Even you would see the difference, no comparison. Especially when they just appear then move off then stop again, no planes do that.”

He further explains that UFOs “are intelligently controlled and (do) not always move across the sky, sometimes stopping, sit there flashing then shoot off in a blur.”

The penalty in the Northern Territory for shining a laser pointer at an airplane is four years in prison. Pilots in nearby Darwin last week reported being flashed with laser pointers. The perpetrators were not found.

Ferguson says he did have UFO hunters visiting him and they did spend time outside looking for them at that time, but he says none of them had lasers. He told the Herald Sun, “I don’t even have a laser myself as I don’t have the time these days due to working long hours.”

Airplanes can appear to fit the characteristics ascribed to UFOs by Ferguson. With the danger of going to jail, or even worse, causing an accident, UFO hunters should think twice before shining a laser at something they see moving in the night skies.

Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

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  1. After firing a high powered laser into the sky hoping to attract a UFO. I had some unexpected visitors. Little creatures similar to Dr. Greer Sirius creatures ransacked my house as I lay paralyzed in my bed watching them.I suspect they were looking for the laser. They had almost every drawer pulled out. I was wide awake but my body felt like t weighed 1000 pounds. My cat jumped on the bed and watched with me. They were zipping around at an unearthly speed and appear to defy gravity at times. Running horizontally across a vertical wall. I could move again when they left. I patrolled the house with a golf club and found where they forced there way in. Lasers definitely spark there curiosity and might get you closer than you care to get.

  2. I was under the impression that they are here to look over us and protect us, so why would they become angry after sending a laser beam into the night sky? Do they become blinded as would an airline pilot? Something does not make sense.

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