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The purpose of this blog is the creation of an open, international, independent and free forum, where every UFO-researcher can publish the results of his/her research. The languagues, used for this blog, are Dutch, English and French.You can find the articles of a collegue by selecting his category. Each author stays resposable for the continue of his articles. As blogmaster I have the right to refuse an addition or an article, when it attacks other collegues or UFO-groupes.
Deze blog is opgedragen aan mijn overleden echtgenote Lucienne.
In 2012 verloor ze haar moedige strijd tegen kanker!
In 2011 startte ik deze blog, omdat ik niet mocht stoppen met mijn UFO-onderzoek.
UFO'S - MET HET LAATSTE NIEUWS OVER UFO'S BOVEN BELGIË EN IN ANDERE LANDEN...
UFO's in België en de rest van de wereld In België heb je vooral BUFON of het Belgisch UFO-Netwerk, dat zich met UFO's bezighoudt. BEZOEK DUS ZEKER VOOR ALLE OBJECTIEVE INFORMATIE ww.ufo.be.
Verder heb je ook het Belgisch-Ufo-meldpunt en Caelestia, die prachtig, doch ZEER kritisch werk leveren, ja soms zelfs héél sceptisch...
Voor Nederland kan je de mooie site www.ufowijzer.nl bezoeken van Paul Harmans. Een mooie site met veel informatie en artikels.
MUFON of het Mutual UFO Network Inc is een Amerikaanse UFO-vereniging met afdelingen in alle USA-staten en diverse landen.
MUFON's mission is the analytical and scientific investigation of the UFO- Phenomenon for the benefit of humanity...
Je kan ook hun site bekijken onder www.mufon.com.
Ze geven een maandeliiks tijdschrift uit, namelijk The MUFON UFO-Journal. Since 02/01/2013 is Pieter not only president (=voorzitter) of BUFON, but also National Director MUFON / Flanders and the Netherlands. We work together with the French MUFON Reseau MUFON/EUROP.
4K UFO footage - United Kingdom - Mid Wales
4K UFO footage - United Kingdom - Mid Wales
This footage was captured on the 20th of May 2018. It was captured by a drone that carried a 4K camera. The object seems to flying over a populated area. The object looks like a small silver disc that is hoovering above the area. The camera operator only noticed the object after he reviewed the footage.
UFO spotters looking out over the Forth Valley in central Scotland where unexplained sightings are said to be frequent.
(Credit: Colin McPherson/Sygma/Getty Images)
In 2017, several news organizations revealed the existence of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a U.S. government funded investigation into unidentified flying objects from 2007 to 2012. This secret $22 million program, however, was not the first of its kind. In fact official government UFO studies began in the 1940s with Project Sign providing some of the most credible videos of aerial phenomenon to date. The 2017 revelation that the U.S. government was actively researching UFOs reignited world interest in UFOs and aliens. Let’s revisit five of the most believable UFO sightings of the 21st century.
1. The Lights Above the New Jersey Turnpike (2001)
It takes a lot for motorists to stop alongside a highway to look towards the sky, but on July 14, 2001, drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike did just that. For around 15 minutes just after midnight, they marveled at the sight of strange orange and yellow lights in a V formation over the Arthur Kill Waterway between Staten Island, New York, and Carteret, New Jersey. Cataret Police Department’s Lt. Daniel Tarrant was one of the witnesses, as well as other metro area residents from the Throgs Neck Bridge on Long Island and Fort Lee, New Jersey near the George Washington Bridge. Air traffic controllers initially denied that any airplanes, military jets or space flights could have caused the mysterious lights, but a group known as the New York Strange Phenomena Investigators (NY-SPI) claimed to receive FAA radar data that corroborated the UFO sightings of that night.
2. The USS Nimitz Encounter (2004)
On November 14, 2004, the USS Princeton noted an unknown craft on radar 100 miles off the coast of San Diego. For two weeks, the crew had been tracking objects which appeared at 80,000 feet and plummeted to hover right above the Pacific Ocean. When two FA-18F fighter jets from the USS Nimitz arrived in the area, they first saw what appeared to be churning boiling water in an oval shape underneath the surface. Then, in a few moments, a white Tic Tac-like object appeared above the water. It had no visible markings to indicate an engine, wings, or windows, and infrared monitors did not reveal any exhaust. Commander David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight of Strike Fighter Squadron 41 attempted to intercept the craft, but it accelerated away, reappearing on radar 60 miles away—it moved three times the speed of sound and twice the speed of the fighter jets. This encounter was one of the stories reported along with the news of AATIP.
3. O’Hare International Airport Saucer (2006)
Flight 446 was getting ready to fly to North Carolina from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, when a United Airlines employee on the tarmac noticed a dark grey metallic craft hovering over gate C17. That day, November 7, 2006, a total of twelve United employees, and a few witnesses outside the airport, spotted the saucer-shaped craft around 4:15 p.m. The witnesses say it hovered for about 5 minutes before shooting upward where it broke a hole in the clouds, enough that the pilots and mechanics could see the blue sky. The news report became the most read story on Chicago Tribune’s website to that date and made international news. However, because the UFO was not seen on radar, the FAA called it a “weather phenomenon” and declined to investigate.
4. The Stephenville Sightings (2008)
The small town of Stephenville, Texas 100 miles southwest of Dallas, is mostly known for its dairy farms, but in the evening of January 8, 2008, dozens of its residents viewed something unique in the sky. Citizens reported seeing white lights above Highway 67, first in a single horizontal arc and then in vertical parallel lines. Local pilot Steve Allen estimated that the strobe lights “spanned about a mile long and a half mile wide” traveling about 3,000 miles per hour. No sound was reported. Witnesses believed the event was reminiscent of the Phoenix Lights sightings of 1997. While the U.S. Air Force revealed weeks later that F-16s were flying in the Brownwood Military Operating Areas (just southwest of Stephenville), many townspeople didn’t buy that explanation, believeing that what they saw was too technologically advanced for current human abilities.
5. East Coast GO FAST Video (2015)
Leaked in 2017 along with the news of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, was a video that revealed an encounter between an F/A-18 Super Hornet and an unidentified flying vehicle. Seen along the East Coast on a Raytheon Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) Pod, the craft was similar to that spotted off San Diego in 2004: It was a fast-moving white oval about 45-feet-long without wings or exhaust plume. The pilots tracked the object at 25,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean as it flew away and simultaneously rotated on its axis. Whether the vehicle was a product of another country’s technology or alien airship remains a mystery.
For more, watch the season premiere of Ancient Aliens Friday, April 27 at 9/8c on HISTORY.
GRAND CANYON UFO CRASH SITE – THE 4000 YEAR OLD SECRET
GRAND CANYON UFO CRASH SITE – THE 4000 YEAR OLD SECRET
Over the last few months I have stumbled upon several articles relating to a possible Grand Canyon UFO crash site. We decided to gather what little we could find on the subject and cover the case in the article below.
See what you think…
Several months ago a specialized team of experts were apparently hired to examine debris found at the Grand Canyon. When they arrived at the scene they were said to have discovered the body of a UFO that had rested there for over 4,000 years.
The team of experts were thought to be the core of a secret joint military task force on UFOs.
The craft they located was constructed out of an unknown metallic substance and also showed signs of low levels of radiation. Once found it was quickly removed to a secure military location.
A California based astronomer named Dr. Henry Leaumont claims to have inside information on the Grand Canyon UFO crash site. He believes that the craft was of a decent size and able to carry about twenty individuals of a certain height.
He also believes that the carbon dating on the ship indicates that it crashed around the 2,000 B.C. period.
Inside The Vessel
When experts finally managed to get inside the craft they discovered that the cabin area was designed for humanoids of about 4-5 foot in height. There were machines that resembled oxygen tanks and there were signs of old supplies ( food and water ).
The vessel was atom powered and had a steering system that was based on magnetic steering.
The UFO was apparently located in an area known as Comanche Point – it was lodged deep inside a limestone formation.
When the experts carried out a thorough search of the area they determined that the inhabitants of the vessel lived near it for years after the crash.
Nearby Indian caves show paintings of strange humanoid creatures with bulbous heads. These illustrations are thought to depict the creatures from inside the craft.
The experts believe that the all the alien life disappeared from the surrounding area about 50 years after the initial crash landing. They have no idea what might of happened to the beings that had lived around the fallen vessel.
The Grand Canyon UFO Crash Site
Dr. Henry Leaumont goes on to explain that the craft measured approximately 50 feet widewith a length of at least 100 feet.
He also claims that the American government are doing all they can to keep this amazing find from the public.
What are your thoughts on Dr. Henry Leaumont’s claims? Please leave your opinions in the comment section below.
In the 1840s the topic of germ theory in medicine was laughable and considered fringe thinking. Then in 1850, a prickly Hungarian obstetrician named Ignaz Semmelweis told his doctor colleagues in Vienna Medical Society’s lecture hall, “Wash your hands!”
Over the next few years, thanks to the pioneering work of Louis Pasteur and later Robert Koch in the 1880s, the science of germ theory finally established firm footing and became less laughable in the field of medicine.
Prior to 1900, the experts said the idea of a man flying in heavy aircraft was laughable. But on Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright proved them wrong.
In 1940, professors at major American technical colleges thought rocket science was the stuff of science fiction. When U.S. Army engineers visited Robert Goddard, an American rocket pioneer, they saw no practical application to his rocket research in warfare. Yet the German Nazi Reich demonstrated rocketry’s practical applications in warfare–in spades.
In the late 1940s, aviation engineers said that the sound barrier could not be broken. But on Oct. 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager flew the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 and broke the sound barrier.
For the past 70 years, we’ve been conditioned to think that the topic of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) was an absurd notion. We were told that people who report UFOs are delusional. But for years trained observers have reported them. In recent months, we’ve seen declassified military video showing us aerial phenomena. Major news organizations are starting to take this topic much more seriously.
The problem is that within the Defense establishment and governmental circles like Congress, they still think that UFOs are a laughable subject. Being politically safe in their minds means they can stick their fingers in their ears and sing “La La La,” while unexplained science and advanced technology flies circles around our best aircraft.
Being safe in their minds means they should ignore the fact that this unexplained aviation technology is regularly loitering around our world’s most advanced defensive technologies, no matter whether it’s ours, the Russians or the Chinese.
You would think that after disasters like Pearl Harbor and the events of 9-11, our political and military leadership would have learned a lesson and say, “Hey maybe we better stop laughing at UFOs and look at their potential threat and try to understand what we are dealing with.”
Where are the forward-thinkers, the people who can imagine the unthinkable?
If you have a UFO sighting to report, use one of the two national database services: the National UFO Reporting Center or the Mutual UFO Network. Both services respect confidentiality.
Cheryl Costa is the 2018 recipient of the International UFO Congress, “Researcher of the Year” award.
How UFO sightings have captured human imagination for centuries
How UFO sightings have captured human imagination for centuries
For centuries, mankind has reported seeing UFOs in various parts of the world. The alleged sightings have captivated the public imagination and raised questions about life beyond our planet.
Early cave drawings, ancient texts and centuries-old paintings appear to depict or describe human contact with extraterrestrial beings and UFOS, or unidentified flying objects. For instance, the 1710 painting by Dutch artist Aert De Gelder appears to show a UFO illuminating the baptism of Jesus Christ.
In modern times, purported sightings of UFOs have captured headlines and newscasts worldwide. Most recently, media attention turned to an audio recording released by the Federal Aviation Administration in which two pilots flying on different aircraft above Arizona in late February report having close encounters with a mysterious object.
According to the FBI, a “rash of sightings” of UFOs swept the United States in 1947, after World War II amid a heightened interest in aerospace flight and technology. The FBI says it helped investigate the claims between 1947 and 1954.
“Although the newly formed U.S. Air Force was the primary investigator of these sightings, the FBI received many reports and worked for a time with the Air Force to investigate these matters,” the agency says on its website, where records of some of the reports are published.
Perhaps the most famous incident took place northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, in the summer of 1947, when a foreman of a ranch came across mysterious debris, including metal rods and paper-thin, metallic-looking scraps. The man, William Brazel, reported the strange wreckage to the local sheriff, who contacted the nearby Roswell Army Air Field.
Maj. Jesse Marcel and other intelligence officers were sent to recover the materials, according to the Roswell Daily Record.
A public information officer for the Roswell Army Air Field then released a statement saying officers had retrieved a “flying disc,” which had crashed on the ranch near Roswell.
Military officials later retracted the statement after investigating the debris, saying it was actually remnants of a downed weather balloon.
“I am sure what I found was not any weather observation balloon,” Brazel told the newspaper in an interview in July 1947.
LAS VEGAS - Fuzzy videos captured by military pilots caused a media splash over the last six months, but what were those objects in the sky?
Since the Pentagon's release of three UFO videos, armchair experts have speculated that maybe the objects are birds or balloons or something mundane.
But now, the I-Team has obtained an in-depth report prepared by and for the military, and it analyzes the so-called Tic Tac UFO using the most sophisticated sensor systems in the world.
(This image is from U.S. military footage of the Tic Tac.)
Over a two-week period in late 2004, an unknown, 45-foot long Tic Tac shaped object played cat and mouse with the U.S. Navy off the coast of California. The mighty U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier, and its support ships including the U.S.S. Princeton, carrying the most sophisticated sensor systems in the world, repeatedly detected recurring glimpses of the Tic Tac but were unable to lock on.
On Nov.14, F-18s were ordered into the area and saw it up close. Veteran pilot Dave Fravor, commander of the elite Black Aces unit, says the Tic Tac reacted to the presence of the F-18s then took off like a bullet fired from a gun.
"It takes off like nothing I've ever seen. One minute it's here, and off, it's gone," said retired Navy pilot David Fravor.
In the explosion of media interest that followed the Pentagon's release of the Tic Tac video along with recordings of two other encounters, Commander Fravor expressed the opinion that the technology was far more advanced than anything known on earth.
But in the months since the release, the Pentagon has clammed up. It has declined to release official documents about the Nimitz Tic Tac encounter, or similar incidents.
(This image is from U.S. military footage of the Gimbal UFO incident.)
"There are many many Nimitz incidences that are equally compelling, that are told from the eyes of people like Commander Dave Fravor," said Luis Elizondo, former Pentagon intelligence officer.
Until last year, Elizondo ran AATIP, a secret Pentagon assignment that quietly evaluated UFO incident reports. He chafes at the armchair experts who claim the Tic Tac was a balloon or bird, a mistake by the pilots or a technical glitch.
"Let the data speak for itself," he said. "Let the information we receive from electro optical data; electro mechanical mechanisms be the tool in which we look and compare what the eyewitness testimony is saying."
Elizondo is not authorized to release such information, but the I-Team obtained some of it anyway. Earlier this year, we made a whirlwind trip to Washington for a debriefing arranged by former Senator Harry Reid. While in D.C., the I-Team obtained copies of unclassified documents related to the UFO encounters, including the Tic Tac. The analysis was compiled in 2009 with input from multiple agencies. It confirms the Nimitz group had several interactions with AAV's, Anomalous Aerial Vehicles.
The report lists the advanced sensors involved at the time, AN/SPY, capable of tracking a golf ball at 100 miles, the E-2C Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning aircraft, as well as shipboard radars and sensors on multiple F-18s which interacted with the Tic Tac, and with something else.
Pilots reported a large disturbance just under the surface of the ocean, round and 100 yards across. It appeared as if the Tic Tac was rendezvousing with the underwater object.
Among the key findings in the report -- the AAV is not something that belongs to the U.S. or any other nation. It was so advanced, it rendered U.S. capabilities ineffective. It showed velocities far greater than anything known to exist, and it could turn itself invisible, both to radar and the human eye. Essentially, it was undetectable, and unchallenged.
(This image is from U.S. military footage of the Tic Tac.)
The report including statements from seven F-18 pilots as well as radar operators on the ships. Despite the seriousness of the encounter, the pilots faced ridicule after their encounters. The Navy's initial report was buried, not forwarded to command. It was decided the AAV was not a threat.
Five years later, a more comprehensive assessment was compiled but was never made public and has been seen by few, even inside the Pentagon.
Former intelligence official Chris Mellon opined in the Washington Post that the Pentagon's unwillingness to discuss these encounters or share information with other military branches is a threat to national security, comparable to when the CIA and FBI failed to share information prior to 9/11
The analysis report is not dated and has no logo, but four separate people who are familiar with its contents confirmed to the I-Team it is the real deal and was written as part of a Pentagon program.
Another highly classified version was also written but is unlikely to ever be released.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m not busy researching or reading about strange phenomena, I like to kick back and enjoy a TV show or movie about some of my favorite subjects –– whether it’s catching Ancient Aliens, Curse of Oak Island or Finding Bigfoot during the week or making time on the weekends to watch an oldie but a goodie from the Area 51 movie archives.
Here are some of our favorites that, like the UFOs they describe, have flown under the radar. All three are based on true stories.
The crash at Roswell, for many UFOlogists, is the grandaddy of the whole phenomena. Whatever happened back on Mac Brazel’s New Mexico ranch back in 1947 touched off a series of events that forever changed the way we look at the skies, as well as how we look at our own government.
This is a serious film with serious actors. Kyle MacLachlan and Martin Sheen each do an outstanding job with the material which is presented in a series of flashbacks at a military reunion 30 years after the crash. The storytelling is intelligent and compelling; this isn’t a dry documentary. If you care about why Roswell was such a big deal, you need to see this movie.
If you don’t know Whitley Strieber, you owe it to yourself to check him out. He’s the author of horror/paranormal classics The Wolfen (werewolves) and The Hunger (vampires) as well as the book behind this movie, Communion. But Communion isn’t a work of fiction, or is it?
Christopher Walken, Haunting in Communion
In Communion, published as non-fiction, Strieber claims he was abducted from his cabin in upstate New York on the evening of December 26, 1985 by non-human beings who may or may not have been of extraterrestrial origin. Although the book is seen as an account of alien abduction, Strieber himself merely refers to the beings as “the visitors,” a name meant to suggest that the beings witnessed as part of these events may exist in reality or only in his own mind—a twist worthy of Philip K. Dick.
The movie is bizarre, disturbing and deeply uncomfortable to watch, which is precisely why you need to see it. If you have even a passing interest in the alien abduction phenomenon or in the permeable veil between sanity and insanity, you will enjoy Communion. Plus, it stars one of the most bizarre and haunting actors of all time, Christopher Walken, in the main role.
Strieber has gone on to be a luminary in the paranormal research world. See his latest at Unknown Country or listen to him at Dreamland.
Fire in the Sky is a completely different look at the UFO abduction phenomenon. Where Communion is cerebral and introspective, Fire in the Sky is grounded in the real world of human jealousy, rivalry and frailty.
In 1975, Travis Walton was driving home from his logging job in the White Mountains of Arizona with some of his co-workers. That evening, they encountered an unidentified object in the sky. Walton gets out of the truck to have a look and is struck by a beam of light from the object, sending him flying backwards with great force. His co-workers flee the scene; when they later return, Walton is missing.
What ensues is a cross between a missing persons investigation and a murder mystery, with back-and-forth between the police and the loggers who stick to their UFO story. Walton finally turns up days later alive—naked, dehydrated and babbling—at a gas station.
We finally learn Walton’s ominous fate in a horrifying flashback to what happened aboard the craft. It is everything that alien abduction nightmares are made of.
Is a new type of UFO appearing across the globe? Last month, Mysterious Universe reported on a floating “humanoid” UFO seen in Brazil, that had strange similarities to other “humanoid” UFO’s filmed and photographed in different parts of the world. A new video has just surfaced, this time in Houston, Texas, that shows a ‘floating tower’ shaped UFO in steady flight across the night sky. While there is no mention of a humanoid nature to this UFO in the video, the shape is undeniably similar.
The video, as reported by the Daily Star, was shared to MUFONand picked up by the YouTube channel TexasUFOs. It shows a shape longer than it is wide, floating perpendicular to the ground. It moves at a constant, steady rate. The object doesn’t seem to be making any sound, but it is hard to tell over the ambient noise with no knowledge of distance from the camera. According to the Star, the witness described the UFO like this:
Object was moving north-northwest and was keeping the same elevation and didn’t move like balloons.
Much larger, vertical structure like a floating tower with a pointed tip at the top.
Some comments suggested that the object is a drone carrying some sort of “contraption”, though what that could be is hard to say. The Daily Star headline suggests that it’s some sort of top secret military drone. Other than YouTube comments, however, there doesn’t seem to be any base for those claims.
Pareidolia is the recognizing of familiar patterns, like a humanoid shape, where they’re not. Rorshach inkblot tests are a great example.
A similar sighting was also reported earlier in April, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Filmed on a beach, the video shows another ‘floating tower’ or ‘humanoid’ UFO hovering in the sky. When compared with the Brazil ‘humanoid’ case or the Sydneyand Abu Dhabi cases it’s easy to see the similarities between these and the two recent sightings in the USA. It’s impossible to say with any certainty what these objects are. The ‘humanoid’ shape is almost certainly a case of pareidolia, but because of that it’s even easier to see the similarities.
Certainly we can say that, in the last 12 months, there have been at least five sightings of UFOs that share a strange tower shape. There have been comparisons drawn between these and the fabled “Black Knight” satellite of UFO lore. We have to be careful, however. As our drone technology increases, it will become increasingly more common to see unidentified things in the sky, and just as there’s a divide between interpreting classic flying saucer UFOs as either alien spaceships or top-secret military craft, so too will there be a divide between seeing UFOs like these as mysterious and unexplained or as previously unseen drones, either military or civilian.
The Black Knight satellite picture that was captured by NASA
Then there’s that supremely strange possibility that whatever the UFO phenomenon is, it changes how it presents itself based on the culture and expectations of the present day, demons and fairies become little green men, become grays, become floating humanoids. Maybe our species will always see strange things in the sky, ever slightly out of the reach of explanation.
Beyond time and space. NAZI UFO 1935-1945, Secret Nazi Experiments.
Beyond time and space. NAZI UFO 1935-1945, Secret Nazi Experiments.
For decades, a rich mythology has developed around the claim that Nazi Germany’s engineers secretly developed one or more super-sophisticated saucer-shaped aircraft and unmanned disc-like missiles.
Tat this technology was appropriated by the US or the Soviet Union in the post-war period. The names Schriever, Miethe, Habermohl, Belluzzo are associated with some of these stories, and the locations of the secret plants where these craft were allegedly built range from Prague to Stettin to shadowy underground factories in the legendary “Nazi southern redoubt.”
Abandoned 1943 Nazi Concrete ‘Rings’ in Russia.
Abandoned 1943 Nazi Concrete ‘Rings’ in Russia.
Sometimes it happens that a finding at first glance fits into a complex puzzle, and may even serve as evidence that the story is true. So it happened with concrete rings discovered on the coast of the Barents Sea. According to many it is ex-starting devices for Nazi ufo
For more than 70 years these places, 170 kilometers to the North of Murmansk, were considered confidential. Nowadays a strict regime of access operates also. These mysterious objects were built during World War II by the Germans.
They are located near the village of Liinakhamari, in the Pechenga district, close to the Barents Sea. There are different stories about their purpose, one says that it is a platform for artillery guns, but they are aimed back from the Gulf, to where the Soviet warships could appear, another says that they are launching pads for the Wehrmacht’s unknown flying objects.
Not only ufologists and conspirators, but also local people swear that the mysterious ring built in Murmansk Nazis who have tested their miraculous weapons.
It has come about primarily known project Dier Glocke, or bell. The machine working on the basis of antigravity, driven by a mysterious substance Xerxum 525, whose existence, although never confirmed, but it was written about him already so many books and filmed so many
documents that simply must exist. At least it sees conspirators. Now circular concrete rings look like they just started from there Die Glocke or more of the entire range of anticipated
Nazi ufo. Proponents of conspiracy theories cheered because they were able to find them by evidence that the Nazi secret projects existed.
At the end of World War II, when the defeat of Nazi Germany was almost certain, the US Army began to discover secret underground laboratories and factories throughout the territories. Missile systems, new cannons, jet planes, an atomic bomb, this is just a fraction of what has come to the surface. German advanced technologies and research were miles away from the rest of the world.
Secret Nazi Experiments.
But what happened to the best scientists of the Third Reich and state-of-the-art research? Workers in secret factories used prisoners from concentration camps. Almost everything that has been found in these strictly classified places has come to an end in the US. This in essence reflected the world’s power from non-human research. But what did the Germans also prepare, and what were their plans, which never saw the light of the world?
German UFOs During World War II, flying plates were developed. This fact is really incredible, although research has probably never achieved the desired results. There are theories that should have been used to transfer a planned atomic bomb.
Atomic bomb Official testimonies say that the Germans were far from developing a real atomic weapon. So they told the Nuremberg court. On the other hand, what is the fact? In 1945, Kurt Diebner’s scientific team had to test the atomic bomb at a German shooter in the Jonastal Valley, where we can now look for increased radioactivity. There are also several witnesses gathered by German historian Rainer Karlsch in the book Hitler’s Bomb. Other sources say that Hitler considered nuclear physics to be a Jewish science, and he did not want to share anything with nuclear research.
The project led by renowned rocket scientist Hermann Oberth had planned to create 22 miles above the ground a huge mirror that would be 100 meters wide and the Nazis would be able to burn any city on the sunny rays or arrange a nice weather on the Rimsko Seme. The metal sodium colossus was supposed to be (fortunately) finished up to 50 or 100 years after designing it.
In 1946, one year after the war, 27 US military ships, 4,000 soldiers and 400 scientists flocked to the shores of Antarctica. After two weeks, however, they have suffered huge losses, and so far this megalomania action is only talking about harmless research. Even after almost 70 years we still wonder what is hiding in Nové Švábsko? It was during the Second World War, when the Germans declared part of Antarctica as their territory and was named after New Swabia, and there were many mysterious German submarines that did not go back on its shores. Allegedly, there have been research institutes in newly-discovered warm lakes. But what really happened there?
Too many unanswered questions, many concealments and few answers. It is definitely a phase of history that needs to be deeper. But it could be a dangerous game.
Astronomers observed an unknown object moving at four times the speed of light and emitting radio signals
Astronomers observed an unknown object moving at four times the speed of light and emitting radio signals
A neighboring galaxy, Messier 82, was found 8 years ago to be firing off radio waves at alarming speed.
Described as a starburst or cigar galaxy, M82 is about a dozen light years away. In 2010, the radio waves were observed at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in England. It is reportedly traveling at four times the speed of light. Unfortunately, it is yet to be identified.
It was considered that it could perhaps be a supernova, but this was deemed unlikely due to the fact that those emissions generally diminish after weeks while the unknown object has kept on strongly over time. Also, the UK telescope system MERLIN determined a change of direction which suggested it’s movement to be superluminal.
Scientists also determined it was in the wrong location for a black hole and therefore it was more likely to be a microquasar. Again, this idea was turned aside due to the fact that microquasar emit x-rays in massive numbers and the readings on x-rays did not support it.
"We don’t know what it is"
This leaves it as an unidentifiable object, although there is still the thought that it could be a black hole outside of the usual location for this phenomenon. One scientist, Dr. Paul LaViolette, determined that it may actually be a superwave, that is an emission of cosmic ray radiation that is moving quickly out of a nucleus. This superwave theory has been generally disregarded due to the notion that cosmic rays only follow a linear trajectory.
This particular scientist went on to determine that the origin of the radio waves is likely to be the core, and the emissions which are just reaching us visually now were likely from as much as 80 years ago. He speculates further on M82 itself, why it has such a high level of supernovae activity. He determines this may be due to a superwave or two traveling through the disc and setting off a chain reaction that causes these phenomena.
Dr. LaViolette is considered a “scientific rebel”. He has published many papers on Physics and Astronomy including his own Ph.D. dissertation that deals directly with superwaves. He addresses this subject again in other papers, specifically relating unusual supernova activity in the Milky Way with superwaves, and what is happening in M82, along with the effect on Earth and our solar system such waves can create.
His theory has not yet been accepted by the scientific community and therefore the unusual, speedy radio waves of the starburst galaxy remain classified as unknown.
Bright ball of light in extreme acceleration towards space, is seen in two UFO videos from 2010. The unknown object starts as a bright ball of light but ends up very dim on the top of the acceleration before it disappears.
The video above was uploaded by Youtube user ufowatcher5150 on May 14th 2010. See the video to end to see it accelerate.
Bright ball of light in extreme acceleration
This bright ball of light shows extreme acceleration that can not be done by our existing technology. Not as we know of. Some governments may have advanced technology in black projects that is not known to the public. Some of these could coincidentally end up on some of the many video camcorders out there.
The alternative explanation could be space aliens in their spaceship leaving earth. A more down to earth explanation would be some kind of meteorological phenomenon we don´t know about yet – just apart from what we can see in the video.
I have seen an object travel a lot faster than this refering to the UFO sighting, landing and first contact article. So I know by my own eyes, that there is a possibility for those who look up often, to see accelerations like these. The UFO in the video above accelerates to speeds way over what we are used to see in the skies.
Reaching speed of light towards space?
The UFO is seen reaching extreme speed supposedly towards space. Notice how the light from the object fades when it reaches a certain speed. Could this be because it reaches speed of light? No, this is not light speed.
Speed of light is much faster than this and the object would disappear immidiately. Speed of light is 299.792.458 meter per second, so it would just blink out and disappear. The distance to the Moon is for example 384.400.000 meters, so an object travelling with speed of light from Earth, would be at the Moon in 1,28 seconds. What we see here is not light speed.
Another UFO video from uploader
I found another UFO video from Youtube user ufowatcher5150 that also shows extreme acceleration. The footage is from the day after on May 15th 2010. It shows exactly the same, a big ball of light that accelerates to an extreme speed.
The second video above is also an acceleration. And it makes me a bit nervous, because isn´t it too good to be true to record this twice.!? The video has not been flipped horizontally and re-uploaded. It is indeed two different videos. Both videos with UFOs in extreme acceleration seems legit to me, but I cannot be 100% sure.
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The Mystery Behind The ‘Best’ UFO Sighting In Space: The Gemini IV UFO
The Mystery Behind The ‘Best’ UFO Sighting In Space: The Gemini IV UFO
During the Gemini IV mission, astronauts James McDivitt and Ed White circled the Earth 66 times and leaving a mark in history as the first multi-day space flight by the United States. During the mission, the astronauts photographed a mysterious, cylindrical-shaped object which is hailed by many authors as one of the best UFO images ever taken.
In June of 1965, Brigadier General, James McDivitt, the commander on the Gemini IV mission and Ed White pilot of the Gemini IV took part in the first multi-day space flight by the United States, designed to show that it was possible for humans to remain in space for extended lengths of time.
The Gemini IV mission was the SECOND manned spaceflight in NASA’s Project Gemini and was the tenth manned American Spaceflight.
For a period of four days, Astronauts James McDivitt and Ed White circled the Earth 66 times. The mission marked the first spacewalk ever performed by an American astronaut. Ed White floated free outside the Gemini spacecraft—tethered to it—for around 20 minutes.
In addition to the above, the Gemini IV mission was also one of the very first space missions by NASA in which a number of scientific experiments were performed in space. Astronauts James McDivitt and Ed White used a sextant to investigate the use of celestial navigation for lunar flight in the Apollo program.
However, the mission would later also become famous because of a strange image snapped by astronaut James McDivitt, as the Gemini spacecraft was orbiting our planet.
The Gemini 4 UFO
Millions of people around the globe claim to have witnessed strange things in the sky.
Today, if we make a quick search on Youtube, we will find countless videos and images of alleged unidentified flying objects, that promise to offer the ultimate evidence of alien visitations on Earth.
But despite this ample material evidence, the truth remains a profound enigma.
If we are to look for UFO sightings, and potential evidence of an ‘alien presence’ on Earth, then the best and most reputable people we ought to ask these questions to are probably Astronauts.
There are dozens of reports associating Astronauts with UFO encounters. Whether we take a look at NASA’s Apollo missions, or those predating Apollo, it seems we always end up digging up something worthy of mention.
Many UFO experts claim how one of the best images of a UFO was taken precisely during the Gemini IV mission when astronaut James McDivitt, command pilot of the two-man Gemini IV spacecraft photographed something in low orbit around Earth.
This image, according to an article by UFO Evidence even baffled the super-skeptical Condon Committee in 1969; a photograph from his flight has been widely hailed as one of the “best UFO photos ever made.”
But despite the fact that many authors consider the image snapped by McDivitt as one of the best UFO images out there, the former NASA astronaut never made much of his sightings, suggesting that he saw some unidentified but still man-made piece of orbital debris.
NASA has always remained skeptical about the sighting of strange objects like the one snapped by McDivitt. In fact, NASA insisted that there was nothing at all mysterious about the object snapped by the former astronaut and that it was clearly terrestrial in origin, and most likely belonged to either the Americans or Soviets.
Some skeptics even suggested that it may have been McDivitt’s booster rocket.
Here’s McDivitt’s account of his UFO, as he summarized it on the Dick Cavett Show in November 1973 (as reported in FATE magazine, June 1974), “I was flying with Ed White. He was sleeping at the time, so I don’t have anybody to verify my story. We were drifting in space with the control engines shut down, and all the instrumentation off (when) suddenly (an object) appeared in the window. It had a very definite shape — a cylindrical object — it was white — it had a long arm that stuck out on the side. I don’t know whether it was a very small object up close or a very large object a long ways away.”
“There was nothing to judge by. I don’t know how big it was. We had two cameras that were just floating in the spacecraft at the time, so I grabbed one and took a picture of (the object) and grabbed the other and took a picture. Then I turned on the rocket control systems because I was afraid we might hit it. At the time we were drifting — without checking I have no idea which way we were going — but as we drifted up a little farther the sun shone on the window of the spacecraft.”
“The windshield was dirty — just like in an automobile, you can’t see through it. So I had the rocket control engines going again and moved the spacecraft so that the window was in darkness again — the object was gone.”
“I called down later and told them what had happened, and they went back and checked their records of other space debris that was flying around, but we were never able to identify what it could have been. The film was sent back to NASA and reviewed by some NASA film technicians. One of them selected what he thought was what we talked about, at least before I had a chance to review it. It was not the picture — it was a picture of a sun reflection on the window.”
The Gemini 4 UFO and images of the USS Trepang
Curiously, in 2015, a number of images appeared on the internet that were allegedly snapped by the USS Trepang.
The images allegedly show a mysterious, unidentified object which, according to a number of UFO researchers eerily resembles the alleged UFO photographed by James McDivitt, during the Gemini IV mission.
The images of the UFO snapped by the USS Trepang SSN 674 were taken in March 1971.
The images made available thanks to John Greenewald from “The Black Vault” and Alex Mistretta are full Page Scans from “Top Secret Magazine.”
You can find the original scans, thanks to Reddit user SquizCat.
Some authors argue how the object seen by the crew of the USS Trepang SSN 674 are similar to the object snapped in space by the Gemini IV crew, raising questions whether there is a possibility that astronauts James McDivitt and Ed White actually saw the same object in space.
Stranger Things: Nine Alleged US Combat Drones Recorded on Camera in Texas
Stranger Things: Nine Alleged US Combat Drones Recorded on Camera in Texas
A video filmed in Dallas showing unidentified objects in the night sky has prompted netizens to believe that the United States may have been testing a “secret project.”
The footage, recorded by Alfredo Cruz, has baffled the Internet, with many laying out conspiracy theories as the man witnessed a bizarre phenomenon that he described as the military “testing secret spaceships they don’t tell us about.” Someone else next to Cruz, however, pointed out that the objects looked like UFOs, having counted nine of them.
YouTube enthusiasts have come up with various theories on what they actually saw:
“The US military are 20 years in front any other country with advanced technology. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s them!” wrote a user under nickname Nicky Boy.
Another user, theenitehawk, voiced a similar point of view:
“Military ufos [sic], they do have technology like this, watch out.”
“It’s the way they all move at the same time in the sky, synchronized flight formation, weird,” said Joanne B.
In March, an aircraft passenger noticed an unusual orange triangle in his pictures of the rising sun in Texas, with many UFOmaniacs on the web labeling the phenomenon a “strange, flaming-looking triangular UFO.” Others, however, speculated that the mysterious craft could have been the TR-3B, a purported secret government plane that can allegedly go undetected on air traffic radars.
Une famille de Mareeba, une ville située de l’État de Queensland en Australie, a raconté avoir repéré un étrange OVNI se comportant de manière incohérente au-dessus de Kennedy Highway vers 21h le jeudi 10 mai 2018.
Saphira Mueller a d'abord pensé que cette lumière était une fusée éclairante ou un ballon. Toutefois, elle a été incapable d'expliquer les incroyables caractéristiques physiques de cet objet non identifié. En effet, il était capable de prendre des virages en épingle à cheveux avec une aisance extraordinaire tout en accélérant subitement.
« Je n'ai jamais rien vu de tel dans ma vie », a déclaré Mme Mueller.
« Moncompagnonet ma fille étaient avec moi, ils ont ététous les deuxsurpris. »
Elle a dit qu'au départ l'objet se déplaçait lentement, mais qu'ensuite les choses sont devenues … étranges.
« Il se déplaçait dansdesdirectionsvraiment étranges :enhaut,sur lescôtés,enbas. »
«Ilbougeait si vite ... Je pensais que mes yeux me jouaientuntour. »
Le co-organisateur du festival Cardwell UFO, Nic Zynaras, a déclaré que l'extrême nord du Queensland était devenu, ces dernières années, une « zone chaude » non officielle pour les observations d'OVNI.
« Toute la régionconnaît une certaineactivité », a déclaré M. Zynaras.
« Les observations sont souventattribuées ou non à desOVNI. »
Il a dit que les objets vus par les observateurs défiaient souvent les lois de la physique.
« L'inertie[de ces OVNI]tuerait les occupantsà bordselon nos normes delaphysique.Ils sont capables de foncerà des vitesses qui défient la logique », a déclaré M. Zynaras.
« Parfois, ils disparaissent etpartent sans laisser de trace. »
Il pense que ces objets pourraient être d'origine militaire, extraterrestre ou même inter dimensionnel.
« Ils vont à des vitesses différentes, certains brillent, d'autres pas. »
Il a dit que le festival d'OVNI qui a lieu au mois d'octobre est une chance de comparer les nombreux témoignages recueillis un peu partout.
« Nous constatons que beaucoup de gens ont vécu des expériences similaires. »
Ni l'Autorité de la sécurité de l'aviation civile ni Airservices Australia ne tiennent de registre des observations d'OVNI, ce qui rend les enquêtes des ufologues plus difficiles …
The modern understanding of the Pentagon's relationship with unexplained flying phenomena has become remarkably more pointed in the last six months since the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Programwas uncovered. Its disclosure came in between our own exclusive reporting on two very strange and well-documented encounters with strange aircraft operating in U.S. airspace. Now, new documents are coming to light that show the Department of Defense's own spy agency was also interested in subjects that border on science fiction and the even the paranormal, including warp drive, extra-dimensional manipulation, dark energy, and other highly exotic forms of space travel.
The documents were first discovered by George Knapp's I-Team, part of Las Vegas CBS affiliate Channel 8 News, which has been investigating the government's supposed connection with 'UFOs' for decades. Recently Knapp has been digging deeper into Bigelow Aerospace—which is located in Las Vegas—and its starring role in the previously classified program. It is no secret that Robert Bigelow, a former real estate developer turned inflatable space station entrepreneur, has been highly interested in UFOs, but the depth of the company's official relationship with the Defense Department regarding the topic was something entirely unheard of before the disclosure of the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program occurred in December 2017.
Abbreviated AATIP, that effort, and its funding, sprang from Nevada Senator Harry Reid's interest in the topic, along with that of a Defense Intelligence Agency official. The program, which eventually cost $22 million and ran roughly between 2008 and 2012, began after Bigelow won the contract, apparently to investigate UFO sightings, along with pretty much everything else that goes along with the topic for better or worse, on behalf of the military.
A team of nearly 50 scientists, analysts, and investigators were assembled to work on the program, which was originally and very cryptically dubbed the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications (AAWSA) Program before gaining its more recent moniker. The contract between the DIA and Bigelow made sure not to spell out its focus, instead referring to exotic technologies without mentioning UFOs. The I-Team writes:
"The agreement with DIA did not mention UFOs at all. It used more generic terms such as future threats and breakthrough technologies, and specified 12 focal points including, lift, propulsion, materials, versions of stealth as well as human interface and human effects."
AP Real estate mogul and Bigelow Aerospace chief Robert Bigelow.
The modern understanding of the Pentagon's relationship with unexplained flying phenomena has become remarkably more pointed in the last six months since the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program was uncovered. Its disclosure came in between our own exclusive reporting on two very strange and well-documented encounters with strange aircraft operating in U.S. airspace. Now, new documents are coming to light that show the Department of Defense's own spy agency was also interested in subjects that border on science fiction and the even the paranormal, including warp drive, extra-dimensional manipulation, dark energy, and other highly exotic forms of space travel.
It was under the AAWSA name that the organization funded at least two studies into advanced propulsion and space technology research that border on the fantastical. The first of these studies, dated March 29, 2010, deals with "advanced space propulsion" for faster-than-light travel, discussing theoretical physical constructs such as "spacetime-altered regions" and "gravity/antigravity" forces. The second study, which the AAWSA program published on April 2, 2010, covers similar ground, but also includes discussions about "dark energy" and "extra dimensions."
The AAWSA experts did this work under the auspices of DIA's Defense Warning Office, which makes good sense, at least conceptually. This organization first came into being in 2002 and is "charged with identifying sources of increasing threats to U.S. interests in critical regions," according to an official briefing.
DIA VIA LAS VEGAS CHANNEL 8 One of the figures from the March 2010 report.
"This office will also identify opportunities to affect adversary behavior prior to and in the early stages of a crisis." that presentation notes. In 2003, these tasks expanded to also include work "to provide the earliest possible warning of technological developments that could undermine U.S. military preeminence."
UFO sightings are often indications of advanced and secret military aircraft research and development projects. Having a team of experts try and determine if any of the reports translated to real programs, especially those that potential opponents such as Russia or China might have been working on, would be well with DIA's mandate for the office.
That AAWSA team would have delved into known developments in associated fields would also make sense in this context. If America's adversaries were rapidly advancing toward practical warp drives and other advanced propulsion and space research, DIA would definitely want to know in order to help inform U.S. policy responses.
"These studies are so loaded with information," Senator Reid reportedly said at one point, according to Las Vegas' Channel 8. "One thing we learned is over the decades a lot of things happen there's no explanation for. Well there are now.
TOM WILLIAMS/CQ ROLL CALL VIA AP
But the applicability of these studies to the Defense Warning Office's core mission seems dubious, as do portions of the underlying research itself. Neither report suggested that the technology they described was anywhere near practical or that any foreign government was close to achieving a relevant breakthrough.
"This paper has considered the possibility—even likelihood—that future developments with regard to advanced aerospace technologies will trend in the direction of manipulating the underlying spacetime structure of the vacuum of space itself by processes that can be called vacuum engineering or metric engineering," the March 2010 study says in its final discussion section. "Far from being simply a fanciful concept, a significant literature exists in peer-reviewed, Tier 1 physics publications in which the topic is explored in detail."
"The idea that a sufficiently advanced technology may interact with, and acquire direct control over, the higher dimensions is a tantalizing possibility, and one that is most certainly worthy of deeper investigation," the second document concludes. "Of course, this may not be actualized until many years in the future, but consider the many spectacular physical phenomena that are believed to be true at this early point in the 21st century."
What these statements do clearly reflect is the vision of the primary "contractor" for these studies, EarthTech International, Inc., a small firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. This company no longer has a functional website and otherwise has a virtually non-existent presence on the internet. "We strive to translate these ideas into laboratory experiments," according to an archived copy of the company's website from 2017.
Here's a clip from a 60 Minutes segment with Bigelow that was filmed before the revelations about his involvement with the Pentagon's Aviation Threat Identification program were exposed:
A cursory internet search on EarthTech's CEO Harold Puthoff, Ph.D., who authored the March 2010 study, and Eric Davis, Ph.D., another employee who co-authored the other report, quickly turns up a web of links to Bigelow and his other fringe scientific and paranormal investigative endeavors, including the now defunct National Institute for Discovery Science, or NIDSci. You can find a mirrored copy of that entity's website, circa 2008, here. Independent consultant Richard Obousy, who helped produce the April 2010 document, also has connections to the Nevada businessman.
Puthoff is now Vice President of Science and Technology at To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science, a non-profit organization that reportedly is, at least in part, continuing the AAITP's work independently. Luis Elizondo, who was the government head of AAITP and its follow-on guise, is its Director of Global Security and Special Programs.
The full extent of the AAWSA effort, including how many similar studies it funded and at what cost, as well as the later AAITP, still remains unclear. So far, two videos the latter iteration of the group examined in detail have captured the most public attention through the media. F/A-18 Hornet Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) targeting pods shot both of these clips and they feature small "tic-tac"-like objects racing around at high speed over the water.
But the main video and pilot account wasn't new when news of the existence of AAITP first broke. It had been floating around in defense circles for over a decade, but more open disclosure about the origin of the video on an official level, as well as subsequent interviews with the pilot that took it, certainly elevated it to mainstream news.
Beyond that, accounts of Bigelow's special unit's investigation include claims that mysterious material from downed objects was being stored in storage lockers and that the program went far beyond documenting and evaluating eyewitness reports of UFOs. Instead, it took a holistic approach, which may have included evaluating the impact on human biology in association with sightings and other unexplained events and even seemed to have delved into other paranormal domains.
This would seem to match up with the picture of the program's work we now have based on the documents Knapp's I-Team obtained. What we know for sure, beyond the basic facts surrounding the project and information that Elizondo, the guy who led the program on the DoD side, has given to the press, is that some very strange studies resulted from its mandate. Once again, the studies Las Vegas' Channel 8 uncovered are official DIA documents that the United States Government paid EarthTech and other Bigelow associates to produce and kept on file for its own internal use.
If nothing else, the existence of these studies supports the perception that this program went far beyond just trying to interpret and document eye-witness accounts of UFOs and trying to identify what was buzzing around in earth's atmosphere. And they are bound to leave just about anyone wondering if this is what has been released, imagine what else exists that hasn't, whether out of fear of embarrassment or risk to national security.
Although explained as a missle test by the U.S. Navy, a light zooming across the western sky ignited a firestorm of speculation on social media.
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An article from the front page of the Asbury Park Press on March 28, 1966.
(Photo: Asbury Park Press archives)
Fifty years ago, seeing something strange or unrecognizable in the night sky was taken with some modicum of seriousness.
Perhaps this was due to the national paranoia associated with the Cold War. On the contrary maybe it was a reflection of an optimistic zeitgeist. In the 1960s, humankind was at the dawn of a new era, one in which it would no longer be confined to the exploration of one world. This was a time when popular culture was capturing the imagination of a public coming to terms with the idea that we may neither be alone nor the oldest civilization in the universe.
For several weeks in the spring of 1966, there was a wave of UFO sightings across the United States that had made national headlines. The reports were coming from credible eyewitnesses – police officers and firefighters – in addition to ordinary citizens, who all calmly recalled their encounters with fantastic objects in the sky, while occasionally giving pause to express incredulity at their own experiences.
Later that year, in response to this rash of sightings, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite hosted a prime time special, “UFO: Friend, Foe or Fantasy?” That September, “The Byrds” fantasized about such visits from the outer cosmos in the song, “Mr. Spaceman." And, in the fall television lineup that year, a little series called "Star Trek" premiered on NBC.
'UFO: Friend, Foe Or Fantasy'
“Michigan’s weird, blinking lights apparently have extended their appearances to Ohio and Wisconsin,” read an Associated Press dispatch from March 27, 1966. “As before there was no full explanation.”
In Washington, Rep. Gerald R. Ford, R-Michigan, who would be president a decade later, called for a congressional investigation into what was happening. Many Michigan residents felt the number of incidents were “sufficient to justify some action by our government,” Ford said.
On the same day that Ford called for House and Senate committee hearings on the matter, some residents at the Jersey Shore were seeing something strange in the sky over northern Ocean County.
“Space creatures Shore bound? Four residents in Brick say they spotted UFO,” was the headline on the front page of the Press on March 28, 1966.
The previous day, Air Force veteran James Novello, 63, of Brick, watched a brightly-lit, lemon-shaped object seem to hover over his Breton Woods neighborhood on the Metedeconk River.
Novello, who had logged more than 6,000 flight hours in the Air Force, where he had served as a radar operator, told a Press reporter that the object looked to be about 100 feet in length and 70 feet wide, at about a distance of a 1½-miles away and at an altitude of 1,500 feet.
His 13-year-old son, Raymond, had been the first in his family to see the object. The teen had awakened at about 4:30 in the morning on March 27 because of a bright light penetrating through the night sky. He watched it through his telescope before waking up his parents.
“I just don’t know what to say,” Novello told a Press reporter. “Based on our observations, we’re almost positive it couldn’t have been a balloon, an airplane or temperature inversion.”
The family even woke up a neighbor, Joan Clayton, to have a look and share in the experience.
All of them stood in bewilderment for more than an hour at what they were watching. At times, the object seemed to alter its shape and luminosity. They constantly checked with each other to make certain their eyes were not playing tricks on them. Clayton confirmed the account to a Press reporter at the time.
“We all saw it, we checked each other’s observations, and we know it’s incredible – but there it was,” Novello said, who telephoned the police.
The following day, officials at then-McGuire Air Force Base in Wrightstown confirmed they were investigating reports of a UFO over the Jersey Shore. An official at then-Lakehurst Naval Air Station said the base had launched two weather balloons that day, though neither one would have coincided with the time of the Brick sightings.
Meanwhile, the New Jersey State Police had received two other reports about the object from other eyewitnesses in Brick, who had seen the same thing at the same time as the Novellos and their neighbor.
“We get a lot of these reports, especially at this time of year when atmospheric conditions make them common, but we can readily explain 99 percent of them,” an Air Force spokesman told the Press. “This one, though, does not fit most quick explanations.”
How Cold War anxiety and citizen science fuelled Canada's massive UFO report files
How Cold War anxiety and citizen science fuelled Canada's massive UFO report files
Canadian government quietly collected thousands of citizen reports of UFO and alien sightings
From the 1950s to the mid-1990s, the Canadian government quietly collected and documented thousands of citizen reports detailing UFO sightings or alien encounters.
Flying saucers. Little green men. Mysterious flashes in the sky.
They're all common elements in reported sightings of paranormal phenomena from around the world.
One might wonder who would take the time to listen to accounts of aliens from people who were otherwise going about their daily business.
It turns out that, for decades, the Canadian government did just that.
Matthew Hayes, a PhD student at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont., has been looking into nearly 15,000 pages of documents detailing UFO sightings that the Canadian government had collected between the 1950s and 1990s.
"I'm not out to prove it one way or the other: whether aliens exist, or whether UFOs exist. I'm really just interested in it as a social phenomenon," he told Ideas.
"What did UFOs mean to scientists and politicians, and to the military in Canada? What did they do about it, and how do they understand it?
The earliest recorded UFO reports date back to shortly after the end of the Second World War. During the war, Canadians might have looked to the sky worried they would spot incoming enemy aircraft. Some people reported sightings to the RCMP.The government came up with a formal questionnaire for investigators to use when people reported a UFO sighting.
Many of the documents Hayes is studying come from the results of this questionnaire. Others are memos between government officials debating what to do with the questionnaire responses.
Among some of the encounters described in the files:
Four separate witnesses in Peterborough described an aircraft about 50 feet (15 metres) long travelling at high speeds at high altitudes. They didn't know what it was, only that it did not look like any kind of airplane they were familiar with.
While cleaning the dishes in her home on the Bloodvein First Nation, Man., a woman observed a three-foot-tall creature with an egg-shaped head, sharp pointy ears and wrinkled eyes. She didn't see a nose or a mouth.
In 1967, mechanic Stefan Michalak described seeing a flying saucer-like object while prospecting around Falcon Lake, Manitoba. The object somehow severely burned and injured him. It's arguably the best-known and most extensively documented encounter with a so-called UFO in Canada.
By 1990, the government's documentation of UFO sightings slowed considerably, according to Hayes. In 1995, Canada shut down the program altogether.
But back in the '50s, officials were much less ready to dismiss UFO reports as crazy stories.
A witness's drawing of an unidentified object found in the archive of UFO reports. (Library and Archives Canada)
As historian Edward Jones-Imhotep explained, paranoia around the unidentified in that era was very real, fuelled in part by stories of aliens but also by more immediate anxieties regarding the Soviet Union.
"If you take a globe of the world in 1950 and you look down on the North Pole, you realize very quickly that the shortest line between the Soviet Union and the United States," he explained.
"So the line that Soviet bombers would take to attack U.S. cities with hydrogen bombs, for instance, passes directly over Canada."
Cold War anxiety, fear
Canada became, rather incidentally, an area of "intense interest" during the Cold War. Its skies had to be monitored constantly and extensively.
That ended up including any citizen reports about unusual phenomena, which may describe anything from a possible Soviet attack to the product of a child's overactive imagination.
But it could also be partly attributed to basic fear: not of actual aliens, for the most part — but fear of the unknown.
"The real fear, it seems, is the fact that these things are simply unidentified," said Jones-Imhotep.
Historian Edward Jones-Imhotep explains that the paranoia around aliens in the late 21st century can be partially explained by real-world anxieties of the Cold War.
"It's the idea that perhaps they're aliens, perhaps are extraterrestrials, but more threatening than that is just the idea that there are things that you don't know about — the things that you can't identify."
From a political viewpoint, fear of the unknown can percolate down to colour citizens' perception of the unknown. The language about aliens in popular culture at the time, which could reflect intrigue or xenophobia, could just as easily be applied to a hostile foreign power.
If you can create or stoke this kind of fear of aliens ... you can also end up translating that same language into fear of the Soviets.-
"They have hostile motives. They can't be trusted. They're up to these secret projects," said Jones-Imhotep.
"If you can create or stoke this kind of fear of aliens, there's a way that you can also end up translating that same language into fear of the Soviets."
Whatever one may think of the veracity of the UFO reports — or of the reliability of the people who made these reports — it's hard not to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the files that currently live in the government's digital archives.
And while the approach might seem scattershot at first glance, it was in fact done with a purpose in mind.
Lorraine Daston, executive director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, describes the project as "an involuntary exercise in citizen science" that covered more ground than any single scientific mission could.
"It's often very difficult to detect patterns unless you have an enormous haul of data," she explained.
"Even though 15,000 [pages] sounds like a large number, if you're scanning the sky every night for a decade, it's not that many. So they're [relatively] rare."
There aren't enough scientists or government inspectors interested in possibly paranormal events to cover all that ground — so they turned to volunteers.
In the end, none of the reports gathered by the Canadian government — or any other government, as far as we're aware — provided undisputed proof that aliens have ever made contact with humans.
But they still provide some insight into the intelligence-gathering strategies of the time. They also provide some entertaining reading.
An excerpt from a 1990 report out of Bloodvein First Nation, Man., where multiple community members alleged to have witnessed 'a U.F.O. and little men.'
(Library and Archives Canada)
Take this note that Hayes found, of a meteorological officer from the Department of Transport describing a 1968 report of an unidentified flying object over Frobisher Bay.
"[The officer] is of the opinion that the object was an experimental or weather balloon at a height of well over 100,000 feet."
It continues: "There have been no reports of landing by little green men or other weird non-world creatures. Furthermore, there have been no reports that all our women are pregnant."
Written by Jonathan Ore. This episode was produced by Nicola Luksic and Tom Howell.
Our guests for this program:
Matthew Hayes is a PhD student in Canadian Studies at Trent University. His thesis centres on the roughly 15,000 pages of UFO-related documents archived by the Canadian government from the early Cold War to 1995.
Edward Jones-Imhotep is an associate professor of history at York University. His work centres on the social and cultural life of machines. He is the author of The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War.
Stan Michalak's father Stefan experienced Canada's most famous UFO sighting at Falcon Lake in 1967.
Chris Rutkowski co-authored the book about the Falcon Lake incident with Stan Michalak. He is a science writer with a special interest in UFO sightings.
Lorraine Daston is the director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. She is the author of numerous books on the history of science and co-editor of Biographies of Scientific Objects.
Massimo Pigliucci is a professor of philosophy at City University New York and author of Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk.
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