Evening PM Eye-witness sighting report: On the evening of November 3, 1997, I was sitting on the back porch reading an article in the daily newspaper and talking with my wife. Just as we were preparing to go inside, a distinct feature in the sky caught our eyes. It appeared to be an oval shaped object moving parallel to the ground. The object had a bright blueish coloured lining around the outside of it. The core, if you will, was a redish orange colored. As it moved, we observed a second smaller object depart from the larger one. This was a small circular shaped aircraft and it was a solid blue. I can also remember a very discrete high pitched ringing, if you will. After about ten to fifteen minutes of observation, the smaller object, which had been circling the larger this whole time, seemed to connect or enter back into the larger object. As soon as this happened the oval shaped object proceeded to shoot straight up. It didn’t shoot up so fast that it disappeared instantly though. It seemed to gradually disappear, as if it were exiting the atmosphere. This whole sighting lasted around twenty minutes and left us in awe. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
A Zimbabwe witness at Harare reported watching with flashing, sequential lights hovering and making abrupt direction changes, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness was called outside by his wife at 6:30 p.m. on April 8, 2017, and asked to look north. “I was immediately able to make out three flashing, alternating beams of light,” the witness stated. “I initially thought it was an aero plane slowly disappearing into the distance, obscured by the clouds. I soon noticed that the lights were emanating from a hovering source or object whose shape I could not see as the object was obscured by the clouds.” The hovering object began to move. “After about seven minutes, the object moved upwards in a leftward direction, lights still flashing and hovered again for about three minutes before moving slowly in a straight, northwards direction before the lights faded and disappeared. After noticing the abrupt upwards and leftward movement in a straight line, as well as the sudden hovering action after that, I can say that was the point I was convinced that what we were observing was a UFO.” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Hi Ken: Take a close look at this rather remarkable photograph, these are real extra-terrestrial entities that were captured high above the town, floating stationary in their anti-gravitational craft when I photographed them with my camera which was a Sony HX-300 if I’m not mistaken. The alien to the right was looking out from a large window and seemed totally unaware that I was observing it through the viewfinder of my camera when suddenly a small reptilian alien put its head around the side of a wall inside the craft like it could somehow telepathically sense me watching them from a safe distance. I immediately took this photograph capturing them before they turned off all the lights within their craft only leaving the outline of their ship visible in the moonlit night sky. After a while, they soon flew off heading in the direction of Torquay.
I was left with a photograph that shows two different extra-terrestrial beings standing within their anti-gravitational craft. This is quite remarkable and I have done a re-analysis of the photograph and have cut out the aliens removing the background, showing greater detail of how they actually looked. I seem to remember that it was around quarter to eleven when this sighting took place and I was looking out from my open bedroom window at the time. I can still remember being really excited that aliens were real. Since this encounter, I have gone on to witness and photograph thousands of UFOs within my area of Devon. Unfortunately, however, I lost this photograph and I have been looking for it for several years now, so when I finally found it on a hard drive that I had safely stored away I was elated and very excited to share it online with the UFO community. I have lived a life encountering these beings and their incredible technological craft for decades now, and this photograph is yet further proof of their existence and continued observations of us here on Earth. This photograph was taken back some time in 2015, at Newton Abbot, Devon, England. All the best John.
In March of 1997 I was hired by a Native American Elder to take over and run his small multi aged elementary school in Angel Fire, New Mexico. I had been familiar with New Mexico because every year my then husband and I traveled to that area for our yearly vacation. We also spent our honeymoon there. Now newly divorced I had the opportunity to move there which is what I always dreamt of. The plan from the Elder was that I would travel in his pickup truck from Ohio, where I had been living and teaching at the time, with only what I could fit in his truck, to NM and I would take over renting his cabin tucked back on a very rural area in Angel Fire. The excitement was unbelievable. When I arrived 3 days later. I was greeted by him and his woman who was also a Medicine Woman. I was to live with them for 3 weeks while they prepared my position taking over the school and make their transition. It was the Elders plan to leave NM and continue with his lectures and book writings.
That was the reason for me taking over the school. During those three weeks the Elder and the Medicine Woman decided they needed to teach me a bit about ufo’s and extraterrestrials. I realized the Elder was involved with that area of life because I had gone to his lectures and read his book. I learned that Native Americans have this amazing respect for aliens and their way. He actually worked with certain groups in order to learn from them, they from him and create community. At night, they would ask me to come outside and sit on the picnic table so they could teach me the differences between planes, jets, satellites, military and alien ships. It was all about the shapes, movements and lighting. It was very interesting. I was never afraid and always a believer. Soon the Elder and his woman had gone. I was there alone and knew no one in Angel Fire or Taos, just the students and parents of the school and one woman the Medicine Woman introduced me to at a ceremony.
It was right after that Spring Renewal ceremony in April that strange things began to happen. I would be standing in the bathroom looking into the mirror with the door open and out of the corner of my eye in my peripheral vision I would see blurry dark figures walking by or major flashes of light. It became a regular thing, and it was bothering me. It was as if there were others in the cabin with me, but I knew no one was coming in and I never had guests. There was never a landlord or Maintenace guy around. There were no neighbors. Things began getting stranger when sleeping at night, lights out, I would get that feeling like people were standing over me watching me. Quickly I would open my eyes and sit up and there would be three Grays on three sides of my bed watching me. I knew what they were, and they were the Grays. When I put on the light they were gone. Just like that, gone! I began to sleep with the light on at all times, blankets tucked up high on my neck and honestly would try to keep myself awake as long as possible.
It became a really scary, horrible situation for me. There was no one to talk to and no one I could tell. I could not tell anyone. They would think me nuts. I kept trying to convince myself this was not happening. This went on for 2 weeks. Finally, I had a talk with the Grays giving them permission to stay as long as they did not hurt me. I knew they were curious and wanting to learn things from me. It got very intense, and I became a mess and emotional and desperate. I did not know what to do so I called the Medicine Woman who was now living in Santa Fe and started to tell her that I had no idea what was happening to me. It was like she knew immediately what was going on and came up to speak with me. I explained to her what was going on and she got angry and said the Elder forgot to tell the Grays to stop showing up!!! She said he works with them. Our cabin was like a weigh station for them. But when he moved, he was to tell them not to come anymore. He did not. She also said that he asked the Light People to stay in order to protect me. A process of smudging and clearing the cabin was underway. It was my job now to get rid of them and she taught me how. It took a bit, and it was like a physical battle of taking a stand of losing my fear and my mental chatter. In time it was as if they just never came back. The Medicine Woman gave me a bigger scare by telling me if you do not get rid of them, they will take me and they are about to!!! That was all I needed to hear. I left soon after, moving to a new place in Taos. The last night they were there I was really struggling, and an angel appeared to me and whispered in my ear, “it’s almost over. You are almost through it. It is almost done”. I never told anyone of this until recently. There are times I still want to justify or prove false what went on. I know it is my truth. I finally feel like sharing it and connecting with others who have similar experiences. Thank you.
On Friday 16th September, at approximately 10:15, 62 children from Ariel School, a private primary school in Ruwa (about 20 km from Harare), were in their playing field for the mid-morning break. Suddenly, they saw three silver balls in the sky over the school. These disappeared with a flash of light and then reappeared elsewhere. This happened three times and then they started to move down towards the school with one of them landing (or hovering) over a section of rough ground made up of trees, thorn bushes, and some brown-grey cut grass with bamboo shoots sticking up out of the ground.
The children are not allowed in this area although it is adjacent to their playing field and is not fenced off, because of snakes, spiders and perhaps other harmful creatures. One can soon disappear from view while walking here, and there is only one very rough track used by tractors in an attempt to clear this area.
There is a line of electricity pylons and according to one boy, the object followed along this line prior to landing. There is also some controversy as to whether the object landed on the ground or hovered above it.
On Tuesday, 20th September, I went out to the school with a BBC reporter and their television equipment, as well as my son and Gunter Hofer, a young man who builds his own electrical equipment, a Geiger counter, a metal detector, and a magnetometer, to try and see if the object left any traces behind.
The headmaster of the school is Mr. Colin Mackie, who was most cooperative, and although he had never been involved with UFOs or a believer in them, said that he believed the children had seen what they said they saw. I was able to interview about 10 or 12 older children and this was recorded for BBC television.
One eyewitness, Barry D., said he had seen three objects flying over, with flashing red lights. They disappeared, and reappeared almost immediately, but somewhere else. This happened about three times.
Then they came and landed near some gum trees; Barry said the main one (object) was about the size of his thumb nail held at arm’s length.
The reports were similar, although some children were more observant than others.
The consensus of opinion was that an object came down in the area where they indicated, about 100 meters from where they were at the edge of the school playing field.
Then a small man (approx 1 meter in height) appeared on top of the object. He walked a little way across the rough ground, became aware of the children and disappeared.
He, or someone very like him, then reappeared at the back of the object.
The object took off very rapidly and disappeared. The little man was dressed in a tight-fitting black suit which was ‘shiny’ according to one observant girl (11 years of age). He had a long scrawny neck and huge eyes like rugby balls. He had a pale face with long black hair coming below his shoulders.
I had suggested to Mr. Mackie prior to visiting the school and before the children had been interviewed, that he let the children draw what they had seen and he now has about 30-40 drawings, some of which are very explicit and clear, although some are rather vague.
The childrens’ ages vary from 5/6 to 12 years. I have 22 photocopies of the clearer drawings as Mr. Mackie kindly allowed me to page through the pictures and choose those I wanted.
Most of the descriptions are similar but some of the craft are very obviously ‘flying saucers’, and I wonder how many of these children have had access to the media. Others are crude but more or less in this saucer shape.
The children vary in cultures: there are black, white, coloured and Asian children. One little girl said to me, ‘I swear by every hair on my head and the whole Bible that I am telling the truth.’
I could see the pleasure on her face when I told her that I believed her. The smaller children from 5-7 years were very frightened at the time and ran shouting ‘Help me, help me.’
When the older children asked why they were saying this, the reply was, ‘He is coming to eat us.’ I should think this applied more to the black African children who have legends of tokoloshes eating children.
Their teachers were in a meeting and did not come out. When I queried the headmaster about this he said the children always shouted and yelled during their playtime and no one thought there was anything unusual going on. The only other adult available at the time was one of the mothers who was running the tuck-shop.
When the children came to call her, she did not believe them and would not come out: she was not prepared to leave the tuckshop with all the food and money.
Gunter and the men thoroughly examined the ground around where the children had seen the object, but could get no reaction on the geiger counter or any other equipment. If the object was hovering perhaps nothing would show.
I walked, on my own, along the electricity pylons for quite a away, caught up in thorn bushes, trampling blithely over snake holes and discarding all caution. I found no place where some object could have landed and pressed down the foliage. In fact, I should think the bamboo stumps would have been a deterrent. The day was hot, around 33 C.
Dr John Mack was visiting Zimbabwe at the time of the event, and he spent two days at Ariel School with the children. He also spoke to the Headmaster, Colin Mackie, the teachers and some of the parents. John and his fellow researcher, Dominique Callimanopulos, were able to get through to the parents and teachers and convince them that even if they did not believe the children, it was counter-productive to accuse them of lying.
Listen and think about what they were saying, he advised. His particular interest in child psychiatry was also of great use during the questioning and many former hidden memories came to light, something John is sure to make public when he has had a chance to reassess his interviewing.
A man reported seeing, videoing, and photographing an object that was flying horizontally before it hovered for 40 seconds, then flew vertically up and vanished, according to testimony in Case 131240. The witness took at least four still photographs (one of which is shown above) of the UFO during the two-minute sighting, as well as a 26-second video. One of the photographs shows the vertical movement of the object as a streak of light. The witness was on his deck at 9:15 p.m. on May 28, 2023. His CMS detailed description states: “Saw this UAP in the air last night; got some good video and pictures, but I didn’t even realize that I caught [its vertical ascent].” Vermont MUFON Field Investigator Robin Perreault closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle. In his investigative summary, Perreault writes that the sighting is from a very rural area of Vermont, up in the mountains and secluded area. Although there was a small plane in the area, the witness saw the small plane and stated so. It was not the object that he recorded.
The object has no navigation lights at all. It was silent and the witness stated that when it changed its path of direction it shot up vertically with great speed. I will check the databank for other witnesses of the object, but it appears we have a UAV. Although it is hard to see the movement in the video, the witness stated that it was moving at a high rate of speed and then shot up vertically out of sight. If this is the case, then I am going to call this a UAV. I contemplated “unknown other,” but the movement and change of direction point to a vehicle of some kind rather than a stationary unknown object. note: The above photo is from the witness.
There are also calls to remove the stigma for aviators who report UAP sightings and to ensure oversight of government programs that investigate them.
Retired Maj. David Grusch, who went from being part of the Pentagon’s UAP Task Force to becoming a whistleblower, told the House Oversight Committee’s national security subcommittee that he had been denied access to some government UFO programs but that he knows the “exact locations” of UAPs in U.S. possession.
In response to public interest and political pressure, federal and military agencies have shared a trove of information about unexplained aircraft encounters — but many sightings have been found to be of pedestrian origin, from weather balloons to drones, airborne trash, and birds.
On Wednesday, Defense Department spokeswoman Susan Gough issued a statement saying the Pentagon’s inquiries had not turned up “any verifiable information to substantiate claims that any programs regarding the possession or reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial materials have existed in the past or exist currently,” as The Associated Press reports.
Grusch also alleged that the U.S. has retrieved “non-human” biological matter from the pilots of the crafts, adding, “That was the assessment of people with direct knowledge on the [UAP] program I talked to, that are currently still on the program.”
While he refrained from sharing any further information in the public hearing, Grusch offered to disclose details behind closed doors.
Grusch said he hasn’t personally seen any alien vehicles or alien bodies, and that his opinions are based on the accounts of over 40 witnesses he interviewed over four years in his role with the UAP task force.
“My testimony is based on information I have been given by individuals with a longstanding track record of legitimacy and service to this country — many of whom also shared compelling evidence in the form of photography, official documentation, and classified oral testimony,” Grusch said, adding that the trove of evidence has been intentionally kept secret from Congress.
Graves recounted an incident with a flying object off the coast of Virginia Beach in 2014. While flying an F-18, he said, he came upon an aircraft that looked like a “dark gray or black cube inside of a clear sphere” that he estimated to be five to 15 feet in diameter and unlike any aircraft he has ever seen. Grave claimed the UAP could remain stationary despite hurricane-force winds.
He told lawmakers that his squadron submitted a safety report at the time but that he received no official acknowledgment of the incident. According to the former pilot, UAP encounters in that region were “not rare or isolated.”
Graves has since founded Americans for Safe Aerospace, a group that supports aviators who have reported UAPs. He stated that the objects that are reportedly being seen by military and commercial pilots “are performing maneuvers that are unexplainable due to our current understanding of our technology and our capabilities as a country.” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
For decades, NATO forces flexed their muscles against the Warsaw Pact, each nation conducting a dangerous cat and mouse game of testing defences, both in the air and at sea. At its height, Soviet aircraft flew many intrusive flights into the North Atlantic knowing they would be tracked by the many NATO radar/listening facilities stretching from Iceland down to Britain via means of ground, sea and airborne means. NATO’s response was (and still is) swift and efficient in challenging the intruders. The ‘game’ was also enacted at sea as Soviet submarines regularly left their bases in the Barents Sea in an attempt to enter the North Atlantic undetected, but their movements were closely monitored by NATO and the appropriate action taken. Although the Cold War is now a thing of the past and Russian air incursions are few and far between, NATO remains watchful and ready to react at a moments notice. It was during 1970 and 1971 that the Western Alliance became increasingly concerned at a speight of incidents involving UFOs over the North Atlantic Ocean and the Eastern coastline of Britain. As a result, a highly secret and operation was instigated to try to get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all.-
Operation Aeneid was a combined operation involving the RAF, the USAF and members of the Royal Observer Corps. It involved the establishment of secret observation centres around Great Britain, including at least four in Lincolnshire, that were constantly manned throughout the Autumn and Winter of 1970 and the Spring of 1971. A number of UFO sightings were made, including one in broad daylight off the Lincolnshire coast. The latter involved an appearance by a huge UFO, reportedly 180 feet long and accompanied by numerous ball-shaped objects that had a glass-like appearance. These spent several hours hovering over the RAF bombing range at Donna Nook and was witnessed by at least half-a-dozen airmen. During the course of the operation, UFOs were tracked on many occasions and fighter aircraft were scrambled to intercept. During one incident, two aircraft ordered to intercept a UFO over the North Sea suddenly found themselves surrounded by strange unknown craft. In a separate incident, a General Electric Lightning fighter was scrambled from RAF Binbrook to intercept a UFO.
Ground Radar monitors had both the UFO and fighter on screen when suddenly the two ‘targets’ merged into one before separating again. Although voice transmission was lost and later regained, the aircraft crashed into the sea and the pilot was lost. Wreckage was later recovered at sea by the crew of HMS Kiddleston, but the pilot’s body was never found. What remained of the aircraft was later transported to RAF Binbrook – which was unusual. Normally, all wreckage from air accidents are taken to Farnborough for thorough investigation, but on this occasion the rules were changed. Air accident investigators from Farnborough had to travel to RAF Binbrook to undertake their examination. On their arrival at Binbrook, they found the wreckage hidden behind a tarpaulin in a hanger; their usual access to such wreckage was restricted; they were only permitted to perform a cursory examination. They were amazed to discover that many of the aircraft’s flight instruments were missing.
Their removal had been a serious breach of regulations and although told the instruments would be returned, they never were. The investigating team were constantly supervised by five civilians, two of whom were Americans. After only a few hours, the team were told their job was over, to pack up their bags and go. The following day, members of the team were summoned to the main office at Farnborough and told in no uncertain terms not to discuss any aspect of the crash with anyone, not even members of their own families. The reason? National Security. Since then, UFO activity has continued apace in the North Atlantic and North Sea. In recent times, that activity has been reported off the coasts of Lincolnshire, Scotland, Belgium, Denmark and the south coast of Iceland. ‘Confrontations’ have occurred between elements of the NATO fleet and huge triangular objects seen emerging into and from the sea. On 20 December 1992, three UFOs were tracked coming down and entering the sea off the east coast of Iceland.
The following day, Icelandic fishermen off the north east coast were confronted by very large, very fast, “moving underwater craft” which displayed flashing coloured lights. These USOs (Underwater Submarine Objects) appeared to be accompanied by a glowing airborne object travelling south towards the coast of Scotland. As the USOs moved through the water they came into contact with and damaged fishing nets. The fishermen concerned told me they were used to submarine activity in the area, but said these particular craft were definitely not normal submarines. They moved too fast through the water, had flashing lights, and were far larger than anything they had seen before. The fishermen were so frightened by the events they contacted Icelandic authorities who immediately dispatched Icelandic Coast Guard vessels to act as escorts. On 23 December 1992, an Icelandic Coast Guard vessel and two gunboats were ordered to take up station off Langeness, an area where UFOs had been seen entering the water.
The operation was conducted in great secrecy and I was told the crews felt very uneasy. Their role was to observe and report. A short time later, three American warships took up station in the area and were eventually joined by a fleet of NATO warships, including some from Britain. A simple check with newspapers in the week leading up to Christmas of that year will reveal the gathering was described as a military exercise. Few bothered to appreciate that it was extremely strange and unusual for a massive NATO naval exercise to take place so close to Christmas. On 24 December 1992, the crews of two British ‘Hunter Killer’ submarines were recalled from Christmas leave. HMS Tireless and HMS Trenchant put to sea to link up with the NATO surface fleet. At the same time, Icelandic Coast Guard vessels and gunboats were ordered to take up station at Alice Fjord off the east coast of Iceland. British newspapers then put out a story that surface ships had entered the area to track a very large underwater craft, believed to be a new generation of Russian submarine.
I then received further information from contacts that a further four UFOs had been seen to descend and enter the same area of sea. Icelandic sources also confirmed that the entire operation was linked to tracking “unknown underwater alien craft”. Around this time, a massive sea search was put into operation to locate a surface vessel which had reportedly gone missing. The search continued in great secrecy for several days, but without success. Then, on 12 January 1993, smaller Icelandic vessels had to take shelter at Langeness Fjord because of appalling weather conditions which continued for approximately three weeks. The largest ships of the NATO fleet remained at sea. By the 6 February 1993, the weather had improved sufficiently for ships to put back to sea. Icelandic Coast Guard vessels and gunboats were ordered to take up their original positions on picket duty. All was quiet at sea for the next few days, until suddenly all ships in the area received a message from the American Flotilla, comprised of three Destroyers.
The message instructed all ships to stand off and not to approach any closer than three nautical miles. All ships complied. While outside the ‘exclusion zone’ ships radar’s suddenly detected sixteen airborne objects which were then visibly seen to approach the American vessels and then hover directly above them. Crews on outlying boat saw the brightly lit amber coloured objects remain stationary for a short time before they suddenly sped away in unison at great speed. The watching crews were bemused and knew the objects could not possibly have been helicopters, not least because of the poor weather conditions and the fact they were too far from land. On 15 April 1993, all ships involved in the secret operation were ordered to search for yet another American warship which had gone missing. Only two American Destroyers were now visible to the outlying ships. The names of both the remaining American ships had been removed and the crews were seen wearing full battle dress.
Elements of the Russian Navy had now joined the operation and were working in unison with the NATO surface fleet at the mouth of the Barents Sea. On one occasion radio communication between the Russian ships were understood to say: “We are engaging unknown underwater craft.” On 16 April 1993, British newspapers carried the headline, ‘Joint American and Russian Military Exercises About To Take Place’. They announced: ‘For the first time since World War Two, joint exercises involving elite American and Russian troops are about to take place on Russian soil. The area of operation is said to be Siberia. The arrival point of the American troops, was Tiksi.’ Tiksi is the nearest Russian Port to the area where the naval operations were taking place. Due to severe security warnings given to all personnel regarding the leaking of information, no further information was forthcoming. Information about other incidents did continue to reach me however, such as one that took place on 21 April 1993, when the crew of an Icelandic Airlines aircraft, travelling from London to Iceland, became aware that two large balls of white light had joined them as they passed over the coast of Scotland.
The bright “glowing balls” took up position on either side of the aircraft towards the tail. The objects maintained this position all the way to Iceland and only when the aircraft began it’s descent to Keflavik Airport did they depart. During the many months that followed Icelandic fishermen remained nervous and concerned as they repeatedly witnessed strange aerial phenomenon in the sky close to their fishing grounds. On one occasion, several tubular objects with “glowing blue-like fluorescent lights” hovered over fishing boats who then experienced a complete power loss for several minutes. Eventually the objects disappeared and power was restored. At 7.30pm on Monday, 12 February 1996, I received a ship-to-shore telephone call from a fishing vessel in the Denmark Straight, off the West Coast of Iceland. The caller told me that a huge triangular craft had appeared and was hovering low in the sky close to his boat. At that precise moment the transmission was cut off. Approximately fifteen minutes later the caller rang again to say that all electronics on the ship had suddenly failed.
He told me that he and the rest of the crew had seen the triangular object move away from the boat then suddenly descend into the sea. The moment it had disappeared all electronic power was restored. At 9.00pm on Sunday, 18 February 1996, a further call was received from the boats at sea. On this occasion the caller told me that the whole crew were terrified because three huge black triangular objects, accompanied by three independent red balls of light, had come out of the sea and were hovering silently in the air close to their boats. I asked if the balls of light were connected to the triangles and he said, “No they are totally seperate and independent”. The caller was asked if the triangles were showing on the ships Radar. He replied, “No the Radar is not picking them up, the whole crew are standing on the deck watching them.” Were the objects close to the boat? “Yes, they are hovering near the port bow, we’re all scared”. Asked if he could hear any sound coming from the objects, he replied, “No there’s no sound coming from them”. Were there any lights on the triangles? “Yes there are small lights on different parts of them.” He then said, “The whole crew are out on deck watching them”.
Suddenly the transmission was lost and the phone went dead. A short time later the connection was restored and the voice at the other end said, “The objects have now gone, they all descended and went down into the sea”. At 3am. on Monday, 19th. February, 1996 a call was received in the middle of the night, from a fishing boat at sea, off the coast of Iceland. The caller said, ” We have just been watching a gigantic sphere, hovering in the air, not very far from our boats. It slowly moved away from us and then descended and disappeared into the sea. We have no idea what it was.” An hour later the telephone was ringing again and once again the message was from the fishing boat. “There are now six large florescent tube like objects hovering in the air close to our position, they are a blue color and not making a sound. All these strange things are making the crew very frightened, we don’t like all this”. At 10.55pm. on Tuesday, 23rd. April, 1996, a further telephone call was received from a ship which was fishing 200 miles South West of the coast of Iceland.
The caller said, ” You are not going to believe what we have just seen. We were fishing fairly close to a group of American Warships and suddenly there was a blinding flash of light and one of the warships just disappeared in front of our eyes. I know it sounds crazy, but I can assure you it happened a short time ago. Soon after this an American boat came over to us an ordered us and other fishing boats to leave the area immediately. Our Captain didn’t need any telling, he told us to get our boat out of the area as quickly as possible and to return to our base in Iceland. We are now making our way back. The incident has upset us all, particularly the Captain, he has retired to his cabin with a bottle of whisky”. On Sunday, 19 January 1997, A large number of UFO-related events occurred off the south coast of Iceland. Reports were received of large numbers of UFOs gathering over the sea. I can assure readers that these reports were coming from ships at sea, witnesses on the ground and from airline pilots. On Monday, 20 January 1997, airliners attempting to land and depart from Keflavik Airport were delayed because UFOs were seen flying in civilian air corridors.
Only when the UFOs had departed were things returned to normal. Recent information from our Spanish contacts reveal that their fishermen have also reported seeing huge triangular craft and other objects coming out of the sea off the coast of Ibetha. These are currently being investigated. There is no doubt that these extraordinary events are not something recent or new to the areas most effected. They have been occurring since the early 1960s and appear to have continued unabated to the present day. Thirty years ago, pilots and other witnesses described amazing speeds and aerial manoeuvers and cited their apparent ability to operate equally as well in the oceans. Perhaps they are not visitors from another planet, perhaps they have always existed in the darkest, deepest depths of our oceans. If so, could it be that their increasing appearance is tied to the ecological damage we are inflicting on our planet’s surface, as well as in our Oceans? Speculation I know, but an interesting possibility. On the other hand, what if they are indeed visitors from another planet? Why are they here and what are their intentions? They act secretly and come and go like shadows in the night, watching our every move. Why are UFOs seen so often in the vicinity of military bases, nuclear missile sites or in areas of military operations?
An extraordinary UFO sighting was reported one night in March, 1958, during the Algerian War, at a Foreign Legion camp at Bouamama in the Sud Constantinois. The sole witness. Legionnaire N.G., was on sentry duty outside the camp. The site where he was consisted of a fortified emplacement dug out of the ground, lightly armored and equipped with a telephone connected to the camp.
The night was cloudless and the moon was shining. All was silent on the desert landscape. No large-scale operations were being carried out in the area at the time so N.G., who had been in the Legion for three years, was not feeling especially anxious. He was sitting on the ground near the trench and had his rifle. If anything, unexpected happened, he was supposed either to fire his rifle or call the camp by telephone.
Suddenly, at a few minutes after 0.30 hours, something did happen. What it was that happened, we cannot say for sure. The witness remembers seeing a positive, physical phenomenon of enormous size. But he feels that something most unusual happened to him psychologically. And he freely admits that there might well be a difference between what he sincerely remembers and what actually took place.
It began with a whistling noise, the sort of noise you hear if you blow into the neck of a bottle. This sound seemed to him to be coming down from the sky. He immediately looked up, and saw an enormous, roundish object descending. It stopped when it was about 35-40 meters (roughly 100 to 120 ft.) above the ground, and began to hover there, motionless and silent.
He estimated it to be as much as 350 meters wide (1,000 ft.). As seen by him slightly from below, during the arrival and take-off phases, it seemed to be elliptical in shape, quite independently of the perspective effect that makes a disc look elliptical when observed from a point outside the disc’s center-line. Its span might, he thought, have been in the neighborhood of 250 meters. He estimated the distance between himself and the nearest edge of the object at little more than 50 meters (150 ft.).
When I asked Monsieur N.G. to extend his arms towards the ends of the object as he recalled seeing it, he held them out at an angle of about 100 between them. This estimate would fit quite well with the estimates given above of its size and its distance from him.
The object was surrounded by pale green light, and an intense conical beam of emerald-green light was coming from the center of the under-part towards the ground.
Legionnaire N.G. did not fire his rifle, nor did he pick up the telephone. He just remembers staring at the object for 45 to 50 minutes. The pale green and emerald colors were the most beautiful, relaxing and fascinating colors he had ever seen. Legionnaire N.G. had forgotten all about the war. All nervous or psychological tension had gone from his mind. He was just feeling happy.
Then came the noise again, like somebody blowing into a bottle, and the object started rising gently, until it had reached a height of about I(K) or 120 meters. Then it flew offal tremendous speed towards the North-West, climbing as it went.
What the Legionnaire then felt was a sort of sadness at the disappearance of this beautiful sight. After a few minutes this feeling began to fade, yielding place to a return of his ordinary state of consciousness, until his full mental faculties were back. He quickly picked up the telephone and reported what he had seen. To his great amazement however the officer at the camp simply replied in the manner: “Alright. We’ll see about it tomorrow morning.”
Greatly disappointed at the officer’s reaction, N.G. continued his watch until he was relieved by another man in the early hours of the morning. He again reported his experience, and this time more attention was paid to him. Some of his superiors were inclined to believe his story, because N.G., then aged 28, was a well-respected soldier and was considered serious and reliable. The majority however thought it was just a case of psychological trouble caused by the tough conditions of war in the desert.
A careful investigation was carried out at the scene of the sighting. N.G. recalls with a smile that the officers even examined the sand with a magnifying lens. No footprints, no marks, no alien material was found in the area, and no smell either.
Probably more for medical than for “ufological” reasons, the witness was thoroughly questioned by officers. He stuck to his original story, and the affair was considered to be quite amazing. He was sent lo the Military Hospital at Val dc Grace in Paris. There he was kept for a week under dose scrutiny by neurologists and psychiatrists. An electroencephalogram revealed nothing unusual. The conclusion of all the doctors was that N.G. was in a slate of good physical and mental health. He had not been notably affected by the strains caused by wartime service in Algeria. He had no tendency towards drinking and was considered to be competent for service in the Foreign Legion, which means an especially hard way of life. Indeed, no man with a tendency towards dreaming or science-fiction, or with an over-developed imagination or analytical, critical mind would he selected for service in the Legion.
Monsieur N.G., who is today a civilian, is obviously a man with a strong sense of the realities of everyday life and seems to be just the opposite of an over sensitive type or a poet.
What happened that night in Bouamama? It is just as difficult for us to believe in the physical features of the reported sighting as it is for us not to believe in the sincerity of the witness.
Monsieur N.G. obviously is not seeking publicity. He just recounts his experience, in a natural manner, to his own close relatives, and when I met him in May 1970, he looked slightly reluctant for the first few minutes, and then answered my questions without emphasis on any particular feature.
I have been unable so far to find any evidence from military sources regarding his alleged experience. The
Val de Grace Hospital in Paris does not keep documents about patients beyond a period of ten years.
The size of the reported object is so large that, if it actually was where the witness claims to have seen it, it must have been visible from the camp at an angle of about 60 . Yet nobody else reported seeing it. When 1 asked him about the possible reasons for his having been the only witness, N.G. replied that it is in no way astonishing, since most of the men in the camp were asleep in their barracks at the time. There was a legionnaire on sentry duty at the opposite end of the camp, and he could have seen the UFO at an angle of almost 40 ! And yet that sentry reported nothing. Monsieur N.G. does not think that the slope or the irregular pattern of the ground could have been sufficient to render the phenomenon invisible from the camp.
The witness seems to be conscious that something quite extraordinary happened to his mind, but he seems to believe quite positively in the geometrical features of his “sighting.” He says he has had no disease or illness of any kind since the night of the sighting, and no unusual physical or mental conditions. He has never had any other experiences involving flying saucers, cither before, or since, his experience at Bouamama. What happened to him there in 1958 has left him with the belief that “there is something,” and that “something is coming from another world to watch ours.” Regarding his amazingly peaceful state during the sighting, he uses words like: “It was like time running very slowly . . .” and “it was like being in another world.”
Since the experience he had felt a certain degree of interest in flying saucers, and recalls having read about UFOs in newspapers and magazines. In any case, the subject definitely docs not upset him and his experience, however extraordinary it may seem, has not notably changed his life.
The Bouamama case, devoid as it is of physical evidence but so puzzling in many respects, invites comparison with a number of other cases. What she wrote of the witness actually was leaves much to our imagination. It is just one more of those very special UFO sightings which lead us to think that Ufology may somehow be related to some obscure psychic phenomenon. NOTE: The above image is the witness rendering.
Caught up in the war around them, American GIs stationed in South Vietnam in June 1966 rarely had reason to speculate about UFOs — at least until the little-known Nha Trang UFO incident took place.
The Nha Trang incident if thorough documentation can be obtained, could become a UFO “classic” according to one NICAP investigator familiar with the case.
The sighting allegedly occurred during one of the most active periods of the Vietnam conflict, and understandably received little publicity at the time. Now, however, with American participation in the war concluded, numerous war-related incidents are beginning to emerge. One of these involves a startling UFO sighting witnessed by possibly thousands of soldiers stationed in Vietnam at the time.
NICAP investigator Raymond Fowler conducted an initial investigation into the sighting and was able to contact an eyewitness to the event.
Nha Trang, at the time of the reported incident, was a heavily defended base in South Vietnam located along the coastline, which has now become an important area of tourism in Vietnam and that nowadays, specifically in this area, many Nha Trang hotels and guide tours are now available for tourists. But in 1966, it served as the home base for more than 40,000 troops, including 2,000 American GIs.
The base was situated in a valley, with warehouses and an airstrip to the east, a fuel storage area and hills to the west, and docks and storage facilities located to the south along the China Sea.
According to the witness, eight bulldozers were operating that night cutting roads around “Hawk Hill,” located less than one-half mile to the west of the American compound. On another part of the base, two “sky-Raider” prop-driven aircraft were warming up on the airstrip located less than a mile to the east. At the same time, a Shell Oil tanker lay anchored in the bay about a mile to the southwest.
The witness, an enlisted soldier holding the rank of Specialist 5, had gathered with an undetermined number of fellow soldiers around 8 p.m. in an open area of the base to watch an outdoor movie.
Outdoor films had become possible only recently, according to the witness, thanks to the arrival and installation of six, new, independently-operated, 100 KW diesel-powered generators. One of these generators had been installed near the compound where the soldiers were seated and was being used to supply power for the movie projector.
The film had been underway for some time, according to the witness’s account, when suddenly, at approximately 9:45 p.m., the sky to the north lit up! The GIs glanced up and saw what at first appeared to be a flare exploding above a ridge to the north.
“At first we thought it was a flare which are going off all the time and then we found that it wasn’t” recounts a letter from the witness mailed home a few days later.
“It came from the north and was moving from real slow to real fast…Some of the jet fighter pilots which were here…said it looked to be about 25,000 feet (in altitude)… then the panic broke loose. It dropped right towards us and stopped dead still about 300 to 500 feet up. It made this little valley and the mountains around look like it was the middle of the day; it lit up everything.
“Then it went up and I mean up. It went straight up and completely out of sight in about 2-3 seconds. Everybody is still talking about it.”
Had the soldier’s letter or his recent account of the incident stopped there, the case would probably not have come to the attention of either NICAP or the officials from Washington that reportedly visited the base the next day. But the letter and the witness’s account of the incident continues:
“That really shook everyone is that it stopped, or maybe it didn’t, but anyway our generator stopped and everything was black. At the Air Force Base about one half mile from here all generators stopped.
The engines on two planes that were the runway ready to take off stopped, and there wasn’t a car, truck, plane or anything that ran for about four minutes.”
In addition, the eight bulldozers working on nearby hills also ceased operating according to the witness.
“A whole plane load of big shots from Washington got here this afternoon to investigate. It’s on the radio over here. Is it at home? I swear if somebody says they saw a little green man I won’t argue with them.”
“Little green man” or not, the case could prove to be highly significant, despite the current lack of additional information.
Compounding this problem is the witness’s inability to recall anything more than the nicknames of those he was serving with at Nha Trang.
Of extreme interest to NICAP, and apparently of equal interest to the “big shots” from Washington,” was the associated EM effects reportedly caused by the strange UFO.
The fact that diesel and gasoline engines scattered throughout the base all ceased to operate at the same time and remained inoperative for more than four minutes provides added mystery to the event.
Included in the list of engines that ceased running at the time of the sighting, according to the witness, were those of the two “Sky Raiders” warming up on the nearby runway. One can only speculate what might have happened had they suffered a power loss while airborne.
NICAP is currently attempting to contact appropriate Army officials in an effort to obtain the names of other enlisted or officer personnel who might have witnessed the event. NICAP is also seeking to determine whether officials from Washington did in fact visit Nha Trang the next day to investigate the sighting. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
During the winter of 1964-1965 at the location of Scotland’s northern most Early Warning radar tracking station, RAF Saxa Vord in the Shetland Isles, a serious and relatively unknown incident took place which was witnessed by ground Radar personnel who were on duty at the time. The case was also documented and recorded by the Royal Air Force themselves. My source reports: Radar Operators observed a stationary return on the early warning radar which gained their interest and curiosity. The object was observed sitting motionless at a height of approximately 20,000 feet. (I asked him how the height of the return was established and he informed me that it was obtained by using the radar’s height finder on the system.) The return was a very strong signal which showed up clearly on the radar as a “real structured object”, but what caused immediate concern was the fact that this particular object could not be readily identified by the personnel on duty.
Seeing as this was during the “cold war”, the personnel had to assume that this anomalous radar return was an incoming hostile as it was now slowly approaching toward the North coast of Scotland from a North Easterly direction. There was no reply from the IFF (which was to inform them if the incoming was friend or foe) so the unknown was treated by the on duty personnel as if it were a hostile, possibly Russian. For an unspecified amount of time, the unknown object slowly continued to approach toward the Scottish coast, a few minutes followed then a QRA alert was sent to RAF Leuchars in Fife, who in turn, scrambled 2 English Electric Lightnings (which were the interceptor aircraft at that time) to intercept and identify the incoming threat. RAF Leuchars was the nearest station at this time to deal with such a request. NOTE: I did ask my source the initial range and distance from the coast, that the radar detected the anomaly from, but he could not answer me due to the fact that it may be giving away confidential and secret information, which we do respect here at UFO Scotland.
Reporting is one thing but spilling official secrets is not our aim. It has to be said that this range information will also be well outdated by now anyway. The two Lightnings were vectored, via ground controllers, towards the incoming bogey but as they approached the locale of the unknown object, my source hinted that the object seemed to become aware of this fact and what happened next suprised them all. The object just proceeded to go vertical,rapidly, directly up and up until it was lost on the height finder on the radar system. I then asked the witness “at what height the Height finder could lose track” and he reported that it was about 100,000 feet. Significant point: It is a well known fact that no aircraft on this planet at that time or during present day, had or have the capabilities of performing these types of manouveres captured on Radar or could even climb to that altitude period. The witness then told me that he believed that the anomaly was definately exhibiting intelligent control and was in his honest opinion “Not one of ours!” At one point, when the unknown was witnessed by the radar operators to go vertical instantaneously, the two operators just looked at eachother, shook their heads and said “NO”.
It was further established during the interview that Ground Radar returns were out of the question seeing as this incident took place over the North Sea and not over land. The case was apparently logged through the official channels and apparently, the scrambled Lightnings got nowhere near their targets. The whole incident still remains unexplained to date and the witness informed me that this particular incident was the only unexplained event that he had ever witnessed during his career and that he did feel that it should be logged as an important sighting pertaining to ufo research and our search for the “REAL TRUTH” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
I was sitting on the back step of a buddies house about 11pm. I saw a dark grey maybe even black, shiney metallic saucer come up out of a corn field about 200 yards away. It came straight up just over treetop height and hovered in place for a second then slowly came towards me moving north east. Not very fast and dead silence. It came to less than 100 yards, right above the neighbors house and the metal highlines. It hovered there for about a minute while I was in complete shock. It looked exactly like you would see in a movie or something. A dark metallic flying saucer with little red lights around it. 50ft diameter is estimate Maybe slightly larger. Large enough to be a space ship for 4 or 5 human sized people no problem. Literally a flying saucer no mistaking it for anything else, in plain sight right outside the back yard. I knew nobody would believe it so I ran upstairs where my buddy had just laid down about 20 minutes before. Told him hey man there’s a UFO in your back yard.
He replied something like get out of here I’m trying to sleep man. I told him I’m dead serious get up and more or less had to drag him out of bed. We ran outside and of course it was gone. He was irritated, thinking I was just messing with him. He went back inside and back to bed. I was really disappointed that nobody got to see it for themselves and I continued to sit outside on the back step, same spot as before. About 15 minutes ago by nothing out of the ordinary. Then out of the same spot in the cornfield I see either another saucer or the same one, take off, slowly raise up to just over tree top level, and hover for about 30 seconds exactly like the first time. Then it began the same north east track to the same spot over the power lines and the neighbors house and hovered exactly like the first time.
I immediately ran upstairs and got my buddy who was extra irritated the second time that I went up to his room. He pretty much told me, ya whatever, get out of here, it’s not funny. I didn’t waste any time trying to convince him the second time and grabbed his arm and pulled him out of bed. Directly across the hall from his room was a bathroom that had a window that looked in that direction. I rushed into the bathroom turned the light off and pulled the blinds up and there it was. Still hovering same spot. An actual flying saucer. My buddies jaw dropped and he just repeated “oh my god dude, oh my god.” Over and over while I replied everytime with “I TOLD YOU SO! “. About a minute passed while it hovered right there then it slowly continued on the same northeast path and it was gone. I never saw anything like it before or ever again.
I am writing this down as I am getting older, and I do not want to forget this stuff. I think it is important, though I am a minor blip in the ever-mounting evidence of UFO’s. As my Parents would often say, “start at the beginning”. So, when I was 5, I was at my neighbor’s house playing until well after dark. I was told to be home by a certain time, and I did not want to get my bottom tanned, so I headed out the door, and through the bushes that divided my house and my neighbor’s house. And then I stopped, had this feeling like ants crawling all over my body and couldn’t move. Next thing I know I am laying on the ground and this huge circular object was slowly floating away to the northwest, it had to be big enough to cover 2 city blocks and could not have been more than a couple hundred feet up. I stood up, like I was jolted, and ran into my parent’s house, trying to tell my Mom and Dad what I saw. I just didn’t know how to describe it. As a teenager, our family went camping. Myself, my 2 younger and 2 older sisters. the eldest married to my brother-in-law Patrick. My parents had divorced by this time.
My older sister Mary and I were often out fishing together, sometimes well after dark. We both saw a large silent object dimly lit underneath move silently over the Flambeau Flowage where we were staying in a cabin. My little sisters Annie and Sandy saw them also, and not just on one night, on a couple nights. There were reports in the local newspapers about people seeing UFOs too. When I was 20, I was living in Jackson Wisconsin (1979-80) and decided to go Ice Fishing one December night. The small lake I was fishing could not have been more than 100 acres in size, and the night started uneventful. At about 1 a.m. The whole lake lit up and I looked up and there was a large glowing circular craft hovering only a hundred or so feet up, and it was almost as big as the lake. I never ran so fast in my life, not knowing the intent but knowing if it decided to land the ice, only about a foot thick would not support it. So, I left my gear and ran to my truck in the parking lot on the farm by the lake and made a bee line for home a mile away.
I told everybody at home what I saw, I was still shaking at home. I could not sleep. I waited for it to get light out and went back to the lake and got my gear, never have been ice fishing since! A whole lot of life has gone by for me, and I have seen more UFOs, including the huge V shaped one that went over all parts of Illinois before heading elsewhere. I was living in McHenry Illinois then, and was a member of McHenry County Emergency Management, and Advanced Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service. I am also a General Class HAM Radio operator, so I am at least moderately technically inclined, so when I tell you that big black V shaped UFO was huge. It was bigger than anything I have ever seen in the air. It blocked out stars and part of the moon as it went silently overhead. Was I abducted as a child? I do not know. I can suspect as much but have no evidence. Some craft, like the large circular ones, scare the crap out of me, while others, like the big V shaped one interest me. You can file this report however you like. I guarantee I will get a photo of one of these someday. I do freelance photography and have a couple good cameras so time will tell. I do have a couple scientific questions for you though. 1 has anyone ever tried to hit one of those things with a focused EMP pulse? Has anyone tried to bounce a powerful but nondestructive laser off one? Has anyone ever tried to use spectrum other than visible light or infrared light ( blue-UV etc) spectrum to image them? NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Just before 4 a.m. on March 19, 1992, Patrolman Luis Delgado, 28, of the Haines City, Fla., Police Department frantically radioed his dispatcher. He said that a light had begun following him after he steered his cruiser down a dark street alongside a citrus grove. He requested assistance. His story, which he would tell fellow officers, is a strange one. Delgado said he noticed a rapidly-descending bright green light in his rearview mirror, and that, seconds later the interior of the car lit up as the light moved to his right and began to pace the car at about 40 miles per hour. When he slowed his patrol car, the light maneuvered in front of him. Though it was so brilliant he had to squint, what he saw behind the glow shocked him. It appeared to be a metallic dome-shaped object, about 15 feet wide, hovering over the road. Delgado pulled his car over to a stop and as he did its engine, lights, and police radio all died. The object continued to hover soundlessly about 10 feet off the pavement and 20 feet in front of his vehicle.
Delgado got out of his car and began stepping backward down the street, feeling panic. He noticed that his breath fogged as if it were a cold morning, yet the temperature was 60 degrees. The object departed silently, and Delgado returned to his patrol car where, he says, the ignition, lights, and police radio all started up again without his assistance. At 3:56 a.m., four minutes after Delgado made his distress call, three patrol cars roared up. Sergeant H.L. Bartley found Delgado sitting in his cruiser with the door open, shaking. Later that morning Delgado underwent both a physical and a psychological examination, neither of which found any evidence of injury or mental abnormality. Sgt. Bartley, now retired from the force, vouches for Delgado’s credibility. “I don’t doubt he saw something strange out there that morning.” More than seven years after the incident Delgado, who has not spoken to the media until now, thinks every day about what happened to him. “It’s still so vivid in my mind. It was the strangest experience of my life.” Mark Rodeghier, Ph.D., scientific director of the Center for UFO Studies in Chicago, calls Delgado’s experience similar to nearly 500 others he has cataloged. “The Delgado encounter fits a pattern we have observed since 1947 of UFOs, whatever they are, adversely affecting engines and electrical systems.” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
I was lying on the terrace with my brother and cousin watching the stars and talking. All of a sudden, my brother tells us to look at the plane lights coming from afar. They looked strange because we were used to a flashing light coming from planes. Anyway, we kept looking at it until something hit us; there were three disks of orange light forming a triangle moving together (afterward we knew it was part of one huge saucer-like shape). The three lights were getting closer. We started to freak out a little because the lights were getting bigger, but we could not see the saucer as a whole. We got up, ran, and hid but still looking at the lights. The lights moved at a speed of 30 km/h when we saw them and suddenly, they zipped away like a shooting star.
We could not believe our eyes and started looking at each other trying to explain what has just happened. As I was really skeptical of everything that had to do with UFO’s or paranormal, I had no answer to that. However, the next day on the Italian channel in the news, they announced that the Belgian Military air force detected a UFO and 2 F16s chased it. An amateur video was shown and there were the three lights we saw. NOTE: The above image is real but from another case file.
A radio transmission from an American Airlines from Cincinnati to Phoenix last weekend might have been ripped straight from the X-Files.
“Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us,” said the pilot at 1:19 p.m. CST on Sunday. “I hate to say this, but it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing moving really fast right over the top of us,” according to audio published on aviation blog Deep Black Horizon.
The blogger, Steve Douglass, intercepted the transmission accidentally as he was trying to pick up another aircraft with a radio scanner. “It was a pure coincidence,” he told The Arizona Republic.
Douglass used two flight tracking websites, Flightradar24 and Flight Aware, to determine that the exact position of the plane was “over the northeast corner of New Mexico west of Clayton, New Mexico” at an altitude of 37,000 feet.
Following a debrief with the flight crew, American Airlines confirmed that the radio transmission came from flight 2292.
Yesterday, the FAA released a short statement: “A pilot reported seeing an object over New Mexico shortly after noon local time on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. FAA air traffic controllers did not see any object in the area on their radarscopes.”
While authorities may never be able to explain what the missile-like object was, it’s not the first time a pilot has spotted unexplained flying phenomena. In fact, it happens fairly regularly.
A remarkably similar incident occurred over the Sonoran Desert three years ago. On February 24, 2018, within minutes of each other, two pilots flying different aircraft — a Phoenix Air Group Learjet and an American Airlines commercial flight — both reported passing a mysterious object, according to audio recordings released by the Federal Aviation Administration to the Phoenix New Timesseveral weeks later.
“Was anybody above us that passed us like 30 seconds ago?” the Learjet pilot asked an air traffic controller. “Negative,” replied the tower.
In November 9, 2018, a British Airways pilot flying over Ireland reported seeing “a very bright light that disappeared at very high speed,” reported The Guardian. A Virgin Airlines pilot confirmed seeing it, too: “Multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory – very bright from where we were.”
Experts say there is usually a very logical explanation for UFO sightings, and the U.S. government has had a famously long history of being tight-lipped on the subject. In recent years, however, there’s been some notable movement on that front.
In 2017, the Pentagon acknowledged the existence of a $22-million Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program that had investigated reports of “unexplained aerial phenomena” from 2007 until it was shut down in 2012. NOTE: The above image is real but from another case file.
In effort to further explore the report of ‘unidentified lights’ and screaming sounds alleged in Morehead, Kentucky, an internet search was conducted to retrieve the address and phone numbers of residents of Adams Lane (law officer earlier contacted had advised of the search taking place near this location).
After a “reverse lookup” was conducted at the internet resource http://www.theultimates.com one residency was identified on Adams Lane in Morehead, Kentucky.
That number was called around 6:30 p.m. this evening (Sunday, November 30, 2003) and I inquired if anyone could help me with information about the report of screaming sounds heard around one week earlier.
The call was received by Dr. Virgil Davis, a U.K. college professor.
“I was here when the screams were heard,” he said. “There were some loud, blood-curdling screams but nobody could find out anything more.”
I then asked if Dr. Davis knew anything about any UFO sighting and he said: “Yes, I saw it.”
Dr. Davis said that he was driving toward his home on Friday, November 21 between 9 and 10:00 p.m. with his 2 sons, 15 and 18-years old (He recalls the specific date, knowing that one son is in college and would not have been home any day except Friday).
While driving, they all spotted a soundless aerial object over a nearby open field that was described as an oval-shaped, white-colored light source as big as a pea held at arms length which moved ‘like a hummingbird would move.’
The object, seen in the dark and clear night skies, was relatively high when first seen and was “coming down, moving in increments as if an elevator would drop and stay there awhile, then drop and stay there awhile,” Dr. Davis said.
After the first 3 or 4 minutes of visual observation, the object began moving around to different parts of the sky. They got out of car to see if they could identify this object and verified to their satisfaction that the object was not a plane, helicopter or aurora borealis.
“My first inclination was to rationalize what this object could have been,” Dr. Davis said. “rather than jumping to conclusions. After we ruled out the various possible explanations we assumed that this was a UFO.”
“I know for a fact that there was no explanation for this object and I’m just glad I had my two sons with me to see it,” he said.
After observing this object for a few minutes, Dr. Davis and his 2 sons got back in the car and drove on to their home under a certain sense of apprehension.
“I would say that our feeling was more a sense of apprehension than fear,” he said, “I did not know what it was we were looking at and had some concern that it might or could have spotted us.”
After driving the short distance to their house, they went to a second floor bedroom and looked out the window to the northwest where they continued to watch the object. It descended lower toward the ground and seemed to be settling in a nearby field where its color had shifted from a white to an orange. As the object got lower and lower to the ground, it became bigger and its color changed to a reddish light.
He said that the size of the object increased from a pea at arms length to a dime at arm’s length, stressing that its size, from his perspective, was “not quite as drastic as a nickel at arms length.”
“There was like a vacuum of silence while we watched this,” Dr. Davis said, “it was like everything was real quiet, at a standstill and then when it became a red color, everything went crazy.”
Dr. Davis said that animals in the area suddenly erupted in a frenzy. His neighbors dog was barking crazily and his German Shepherd dog tried to break its chain.
From his perspective, the object descended to the ground but was not certain that it touched or made contact with the ground as trees prevented him from seeing this with certainty.
“At that point, after this object got red, it just “shot off” like a dart, some kind of acceleration and it just took off to the west. We just stood there dumbfounded.”
He said the sighting lasted for an estimated 10 to 15 minute duration.
“I was very reluctant to call the police about a UFO sighting,” he said, “at that point, we were not going to report this.”
“Right after that my 2-sons went back outside and heard the screaming. It was a female voice. They got in the car and within minutes had called from their cell phone to say that they had been hearing screaming sounds in the field where this thing came down,” he said.
“Approximately 20-minutes after the UFO sighting the police were at my door, there were about 20 officers and a rescue squad over in the field where I spotted the UFO. They were combing the area and had asked me what I knew about someone screaming.”
“Apparently, others had heard the screaming sounds.”
I asked Dr. Davis if he could explain what was heard and he emphasized that he did not hear the screaming sounds himself, that his 2 sons heard the disturbing commotion, along with other residents in the area that notified law enforcement.
Dr. Davis paused from our conversation to check with one of his sons, asking if he could recount the nature of the screaming sounds. He said it was a desperate, blood curdling scream of a female voice that kept saying: “Help me, oh my God, help me!”
“Apparently several people had heard the screaming, I don’t know how long it lasted,” he said.
When the police arrived at his doorstep knocking on his door (an estimated 15 minutes after the UFO departed), Dr. Davis volunteered information about the UFO sighting.
“I took the officer to the side and explained to him that this is going to sound crazy, but I need to tell you what I saw tonight.”
“I told the police about the UFO after they came to the door, I don’t know if anyone else saw the UFO but the officer taking my report took me seriously. He didn’t write anything down while I talked with him,” Dr. Davis said.
When asked if the police officer indicated that anyone else had also witnessed the UFO, Dr. Davis said that the police officer said he had seen a UFO also but was uncertain if he was referring to the same object or a separate, unrelated sighting.
Dr. Davis said that aside from reporting this to the police officer who knocked on his door, he had not reported this sighting to any other person and that he was not the source for the report which was submitted to The National UFO Reporting Center. He was puzzled how the report made it to NUFORC and said that neither he, nor his sons, reported the sighting to anyone.
“I’m still trying to figure out who reported this,” Dr. Davis said after our conversation. He went on to say how he got “freaked out” when the cops came to the door asking about the screaming sounds.
He described the area of his residence as isolated and surrounded by fields and woodland. His road is paved. He emphasized that the screaming sounds came from the immediate area where the unidentified object had come to the ground. “The screaming sounds came from the field, and I have no explanation for it.”
Dr. Davis, who teaches psychology for the Ashland, Kentucky Community College branch of the University of Kentucky, also said that he had previously seen a UFO when he was in his freshman year in college at Morehead State University in 1976. He said the object was similar to what he saw on Friday, November 21, 2003.
Astronaut’s Ed White and James McDivitt were passing over Hawaii in a Gemini spacecraft in June 1965, when they saw a weird-looking metallic object. The UFO had long arms sticking out of it. McDivitt took pictures with a cine-camera. Those pictures have never been released. In December 1965, Gemini astronauts James Lovell and Frank Borman also saw a UFO during their second orbit of their record-breaking 14 day flight. Borman reported that he saw an unidentified spacecraft some distance from their capsule. Gemini Control, at Cape Kennedy told him that he was seeing the final stage of their Titan booster rocket. Borman confirmed that he could see the booster rocket all right, but that he could also see something completely different. During James Lovell’s flight on Gemini 7: Lovell: “BOGEY AT 10 O’CLOCK HIGH.” Capcom: This is Houston, “Say again 7.” Lovell: “SAID WE HAVE A BOGEY AT 10 O’CLOCK HIGH.” Capcom: Gemini 7, “Is that the booster or is that an actual sighting?” Lovell: “WE HAVE SEVERAL…ACTUAL SIGHTING.” Capcom: …”Estimated distance or size?” Lovell: “WE ALSO HAVE THE BOOSTER IN SIGHT !” …… NOTE: The above image is CGI.
AUGUST 13-14,1956.……….Because of the major importance of the 1980 UFO landings in Rendlesham Forest near the RAF / USA joint bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge, another important, well documented UFO sighting at Bentwaters is often overlooked.
Observations of unidentified objects by USAF and RAF personnel, extending over 5 hours, and involving ground-radar, airborne-radar, ground visual and airborne-visual sightings of high-speed unconventionally maneuvering objects in the vicinity of two RAF stations at night make this case a true “unexplained.”. It is Case 2 in the Condon Report and is there conceded to be unexplained.
On the night of August 13-14, 1956, radar operators at two military bases in the east of England repeatedly tracked single and multiple objects which displayed high speed, as well as rapid changes of speed and direction. Two jet interceptors were sent up, and were able to see and track them in a brief series of maneuvers. According to official U.S. Air Force reports, the sightings could not be explained by radar malfunction or by unusual weather.
It began at 9:30 p.m. when Airman 2nd Class John Vaccare, of the U.S. Air Force at RAF Bentwaters, tracked one UFO on his Ground Controlled Approach radar (type AN/MPN-11A) as it flew 40-50 miles (65 to 80 km.) in 30 seconds, i.e. 4,800 to 6,000 mph (7,500 to 9,500 km./hr.).
A few minutes later Vaccare reported to T/Sergeant L. Whenry that a group of 12 to 15 unidentified targets was tracked from 8 miles (13 km.) southwest of Bentwaters to 40 miles (65 km.) northeast, at which time they “appeared to converge into one very large object, according to the size of the blip on the radar scope, which seemed to be several times larger than a B-36 aircraft [the largest operational bomber in history, with a wingspan of 230 feet or 70 m.].” The single large blip stopped twice for several minutes while being tracked, before flying off the scope.
At 10 p.m., a single unidentified target was tracked from Bentwaters as it covered 55 miles (90 km.) in just 16 seconds. This works out to over 12,000 mph (19,000 km./hr.).
Then, at 10:55 p.m., the Bentwaters GCA radar picked up an unidentified target on the same east-to-west course as the previous one, at an apparent speed of “2,000 to 4,000 mph” (3,200 to 6,400 km./hr.). Someone in the Bentwaters control tower reported seeing “a bright light passing over the field from east to west at about 4,000 feet [1,200 m.].”
At about the same time, the pilot of a C-47 twin-engine military transport plane over Bentwaters said, “a bright light streaked under my aircraft travelling east to west at terrific speed.” All three reports coincided.
Soon after, radars at Bentwaters and RAF Lakenheath reported a stationary object 20-25 miles (32-40 km.) southwest of the latter base. It suddenly began moving north at 400 to 600 mph (650 to 1,000 km./hr.), but “there was no build-up to this speed – it was constant from the second it started to move until it stopped.” It made several abrupt changes of direction without appearing to slow for its turns.
Around 11:30 p.m., the RAF launched a deHavilland Venom jet interceptor, from RAF Waterbeach. According to the U.S. Air Force UFO report:
“Pilot advised he had a bright white light in sight and would investigate. At 13 miles [20 km.] west he reported loss of target and white light. Lakenheath (radar) vectored him to a target 10 miles [16 km.] east of Lakenheath and pilot advised (that) target was on his radar and was ‘locking on.’ Pilot then reported he had lost target on his radar.
“Lakenheath GCA reports that as the Venom passed the target on radar, the target began a tail chase of the friendly fighter. Radar requested pilot acknowledge this chase. Pilot acknowledged and stated he would try to circle and get behind the target. Pilot advised he was unable to ‘shake’ the target off his tail and requested assistance.
“One additional Venom was scrambled from RAF station. Original pilot stated: ‘Clearest target I have ever seen on radar.” The following conversation between the two Venom fighter pilots was heard by the Lakenheath watch supervisor:
“Did you see anything?” [Pilot #2]
“I saw something, but I’ll be damned if I know what it was.” [Pilot #1]
“What happened?” [Pilot #2]
“He – or it – got behind me and I did everything I could to get behind him and I couldn’t. It’s the damndest thing I’ve ever seen.” [Pilot #1]
The 1969 report by the Air Force-funded study at the University of Colorado under Dr. Edward U. Condon concluded:
“In summary, this is the most puzzling and unusual case in the radar-visual files. The apparent rational, intelligent behavior of the UFO suggests a mechanical device of unknown origin as the most probable explanation of this sighting. However, in view of the inevitable fallibility of witnesses, more conventional explanations of this report cannot be entirely ruled out.”
USAF Air Intelligence Information Report filed by Captain Edward L. Holt, August 31, 1956.
RAF CONTROLLER ACCOUNT:
This is the little-known but definitive account by F.H.C. Wimbledon, RAF Fighter Controller on duty at RAF Neatishead, Norfolk:
“I was Chief Controller on duty at the main RAF Radar Station in East Anglia on the night in question. My duties were to monitor the radar picture and to scramble the Battle Flight, who were on duty 24 hours a day, to intercept any intruder of British airspace not positively identified in my sector of responsibility.”
“I remember Lakenheath USAF base telephoning to say there was some thing “buzzing” their airfield circuit. I scrambled a Venom night fighter from the Battle Flight through Sector and my controller in the Interception Cabin took over control of it. The Interception Control team would consist of one Fighter Controller (an Officer), a Corporal, a tracker and a height reader. That is, four highly trained personnel in addition to myself could now clearly see the object on our radarscopes.”
“After being vectored onto the trail of the object by my Interception Controller, the pilot called out, “Contact,” then a short time later, “Judy,” which meant the Navigator had the target fairly and squarely on his own radar screen and needed no further help from the ground. He continued to close on the target but after a few seconds, and in the space of one or two sweeps of our scopes, the object appeared behind our fighter.
Our pilot called out, “Lost Contact, more help,” and he was told the target was now behind him and he was given fresh instructions.”
“I then scrambled a second Venom which was vectored toward the area but before it arrived on the scene the target had disappeared from our scopes and although we continued to keep a careful watch was not seen by us.”
“The fact remains that at least nine RAF ground personnel and two RAF aircrew were conscious of an object sufficiently “solid” to give returns on radar. Naturally, all this was reported and a Senior Officer from the Air Ministry came down and interrogated us.”
THE CONDON REPORT CASE:
Lakenheath, England, 13-14 August 1956
The Condon Report:
2230-0330 LST. Weather: generally clear until 0300 LST on the 14th. (For details see Section IV.)
The probability that anomalous propagation of radar signals may have been involved in this case seems to be small. One or two details are suggestive of AP, particularly the reported disappearance of the first track as the UFO appeared to overfly the Bentwaters GCA radar. Against this must be weighed the Lakenheath controller’s statement that there was “little or no traffic or targets on scope,” which is not at all suggestive of AP conditions, and the behavior of the target near Lakenheath – apparently continuous and easily tracked.
The “tailing” of the RAF fighter, taken alone, seems to indicate a possible ghost image, but this does not jibe with the report that the UFO stopped following the fighter, as the latter was returning to its base, and went off in a different direction. The radar operators were apparently careful to calculate the speed of the UFO from distances and elapsed times, and the speeds were reported as consistent from run to run, between stationary episodes. This behavior would be somewhat consistent with reflections from moving atmospheric layers – but not in so many different directions.
Visual mirage at Bentwaters seems to be out of the question because of the combined ground and airborne observations; the C47 pilot apparently saw the UFO below him. The visual objects do not seem to have been meteors; statements by the observers that meteors were numerous imply that they were able to differentiate the UFO from the meteors.
In summary, this is the most puzzling and unusual case in the radar-visual files. The apparently rational, intelligent behavior of the UFO suggests a mechanical device of unknown origin as the most probable explanation of this sighting. However, in view of the inevitable fallibility of witnesses, more conventional explanations of this report cannot be entirely ruled out. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Only about a week after the now-famous Mt. Rainier sighting by private pilot Kenneth Arnold, a United Air Lines DC-3 crew sighted two separate formations of wingless discs, shortly after takeoff from Boise (Refs. 8, 10, 22, 28). I located and interviewed the pilot, Capt. Emil J. Smith, now with United’s New York office. He confirmed the reliability of previously published accounts. United Flight 105 had left Boise at 9:04 p.m. About eight minutes out, en route to Seattle, roughly over Emmett, Idaho, Co-pilot Stevens, who spotted the first of two groups of objects, turned on his landing lights under the initial impression the objects were aircraft. But, studying them against the twilight sky, Smith and Stevens soon realized that neither wings nor tails were visible on the five objects ahead. After calling a stewardess, in order to get a third confirming witness, they watched the formation a bit longer, called Ontario, Oregon CAA to try to get ground-confirmation, and then saw the formation spurt ahead and disappear at high speed off to the west.
Smith emphasized to me that there were no cloud phenomena to confuse them here and that they observed these objects long enough to be quite certain that they were no conventional aircraft. They appeared “flat on the bottom, rounded on top”, he told me, and he added that there seemed to be perceptible “roughness” of some sort on top, though he could not refine that description. Almost immediately after they lost sight of the first five, a second formation of four (three in line and a fourth off to the side) moved in ahead of their position, again traveling westward but at a somewhat higher altitude than the DC-3’s 8000 ft. These passed quickly out of sight to the west at speeds which they felt were far beyond then-known speeds. Smith emphasized that they were never certain of sizes and distances, but that they had the general impression that these disc-like craft were appreciably larger than ordinary aircraft.
Smith emphasized that he had not taken seriously the previous week’s news accounts that coined the since-persistent term, “flying saucer.” But, after seeing this total of nine unconventional, high-speed wingless craft on the evening of 7/4/47, he became much more interested in the matter. Nevertheless, in talking with me, he stressed that he would not speculate on their real nature or origin. I have spoken with United Air Lines personnel who have known Smith for years and vouch for his complete reliability. NOTE: The above image is CGI.