Summary: Against the backdrop of political upheavals and an economic slump in the country, there were smiles among a group of extra terrestrial watchers here who claimed there had been an increase in UFO sightings last year.
UFO Sightings Peaked Last Year
by Clarence Chua
PETALING JAYA: Against the backdrop of political upheavals and
an economic slump in the country, there were smiles among a
group of extra terrestrial watchers here who claimed there had
been an increase in UFO sightings last year.
The Centre for Malaysian UFO Studies (Cenmyufos), which looks
into reports concerning 'unidentified flying objects' said there
was also a reported case of alien abduction near Tambunan,
Sabah, early last year.
Ufologist Ahmad Jamaludin, the centre's co-ordinator, said there
had been six UFO sightings last year compared to only three in
2000. Three of the sightings were reported in Sabah, two in
Kedah while the other was in Penang.
He said the most sensational UFO encounter was reported in
February when a man living near Tambunan claimed that he met a
square-headed alien who wanted to take him away.
The man later went missing for 11 days.
This could be the first reported UFO abduction in Malaysia.
"Although the 11-day period was a little odd (as most UFO
abduction victims usually go missing for two to three hours or
up to five days only), the fact that there were some UFO
activities around Kota Kinabalu at that time could lend some
credence to the claim," said Ahmad.
Reports from the Sabah capital mentioned of a saucer-shaped UFO,
with flickering lights, being sighted before it disappeared
behind a hill.
In another sighting, purportedly videotaped by a man living
there, a bluish UFO flying in the night skies was recorded.
Ahmad said that in May, several villagers in Kedah claimed they
saw a lighted object descending from the sky one night and
landing at their kampung in Baling.
"I investigated the case, interviewed several witnesses and
prepared a video clip on the UFO landing over Baling for an
upcoming television programme," he said.
Ahmad, who has been studying UFOs since 1978, said his research
on the phenomenon showed there was a close link between the UFO
sightings and Earth's seismic activity.
Explaining further, he said: "Gravitational forces emitted by
objects in space cause the Earth's fault lines to shake, causing
earthquakes and, at the same time, act as a guide for UFOs to
"There is a cycle in UFO sightings. It will peak every 10
years," he said adding that the most recent cycle peaked last
He expected only two to three sightings a year from this year
until the next wave peaks in 2009 (give or take a year).