The island of Crete is considered a charismatic observatory of curious extraterrestrial and unexplained phenomena. Crete is one of the few regions of Greece where a UFO is observed almost every year. But UFOs are not the only extraordinary sights observed in Crete!




On the road to Yeorgioupolis, a few metres from the main road, near the village of Kalamitsi Amygdalou and the church of Saint Antonios, a curious creature has been carved into the rock. Its origin and symbolism have been discussed for several decades now. Albeit, no one really knows how it came into being?




At the edge of Ligaria bay west of Heraklion, just before you turn the corner into Ayia Pelayia you can see this unusual rock formation. If you use your imagination you will see lots more wonderful sights around.




The residents of the small village of Alikampos, in northern Hania, observed this strange object in the sky that hovered for several days.



This incident happened in 1980 in Rethymnon and has been observed by numerous residents. Luminous objects made their appearance in the sky and according to witnesses remained in the same point from seven in the afternoon up to midnight. 



Date: 29 December 1984 Place: 4-5 miles away from Myrtos coast, Ierapetra, south Crete.

Description: At 16:20 an unidentified flying object was seen flying over the sea approaching from SW. The UFO was emitting smoke and after a while made a steep dive and splashed into the sea some miles from the coast creating giant waves “dozens of metres high”. The Port Authorities tried to approach the area of the fall but it was impossible because of the rough sea. No aircraft was reported missing.




During the 5th of May 1975 members of the HUFORC a club specialized in UFO observation, were visiting the village of Varipetro, a few kilometres from the city of Hania, whilst taking pictures of the village,  without realising that an unknown object had been caught on camera in many shots. The pictures have been double-checked and are considered genuine.




CARDIFF - South Wales - A team led by Cardiff University researchers has unravelled the secrets of a 2,000-year-old computer that could transform the way we think about the ancient world. Mike Edmunds and Tony Freeth of Cardiff University led the team who believe they have finally cracked the workings of the Antikythera Mechanism, a clock-like astronomical calculator dating from the second century B.C. Cardiff University is one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities.


The team unveiled its full findings last week at a two-day international conference in Athens, and is publishing the research in the journal Nature. The researchers are now hoping to create a computer model of how the machine worked, and, in time, a full working replica.

Remnants of a broken wooden and bronze case containing more than 30 gears was found by divers exploring a shipwreck off the island of Antikythera (off the coast of Crete) at the turn of the 20th century. Scientists have been trying to reconstruct it ever since. The new research suggests it is more sophisticated than anyone previously thought.


On July 15th 1991, a Britannia Airways Boeing 737 on a holiday flight from Crete to Gatwick, London had an encounter,  at 5:45 p.m. Descending 15,000 feet, the co-pilot caught sight of a "small black lozenge-shaped object" some 500 metres ahead and above. The object was on a collision course, and within two seconds it passed the aircraft's wing at a distance of only 100 metres at less than 10 metres above the wing. The crew felt no impact or wake, and the passengers were not alerted. The pilot assessed the risk of collision as high.

When reported to London Air Traffic Control Centre, the missile was picked up on radar moving away from the aircraft. It was moving at 100 mph in a south easterly direction and was no known traffic since it had no transponder to identify it. Another aircraft was warned since the unknown target appeared to turn and head toward it, but the other aircraft saw nothing. The radar target, however, may have been a helicopter at a lower altitude. "The sighted object was small, some 1.5 feet in diameter, smooth and round. A balloon, meteorological or toy, was suspected, but this does not conform with the radar reports of an object moving at 100 mph - if that was the unknown object. The official report still regarded the unknown object as "untraced."



On the weekend of November 11th and 12th 2000, several people reported seeing a UFO over the island of Crete, which then travelled to Northern Greece. Witnesses reported seeing a bright light just after dusk. The light would approach and then move farther away. The object was enveloped in a green or red cloud-like light and was about the size of a full moon. The sighting was filmed and shown on Greek national television.




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