A slight departure from the pentagonal shape is the octagonal UFO. According to the Watford City, North Dakota, newspaper, local citizen Barb Ohnsrud and her son Kent saw an eight-sided UFO go over their house on November 2, 1978.
Each witness claimed the UFO was first seen as a bright light that quickly came down from the sky like lightning in a bad storm.
It passed overhead just 60 feet above ground and was moving quite slowly — only 25 mph.
The UFO was 40 feet across, with a large red light in the middle of the bottom surface; blue lights ringed the whole vehicle.
It had no tail, nose or propellers. After the UFO disappeared to the northeast, each of the witnesses made independent sketches.
The pentagonal/octagonal UFOs remain a mystery. No satisfactory explanation has been found to date.
(Editor’s Note: It is interesting to note that some reports of this event say the object was pentagonal, instead of octagonal. If you have ever worked with 3-D, or dealt with shapes, this would be an easy mistake to make.
Turning an object in any direction can give the object a different look or shape. For example, a disc-shaped object seen straight on can appear to be a cigar-shape, etc.) NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Wednesday, January 05, 2000, the National UFO Reporting Center received two
telephone messages (at 0316 and 0351 hrs. Pacific Standard Time) from Officer
Thomas “Ed” Barton, employed by the Lebanon, IL, Police Department.
The messages apprised our Center that a UFO sighting had occurred in St.
Clair County, Illinois, and in surrounding areas, at approximately 0410 hrs.
(Central) earlier that morning.
the same morning, we were able to talk to Officer Barton, who reported to us the
approximately 0410 hrs. (Central) on that morning, he overheard an announcement
by the St. Clair (IL) Emergency Dispatch operator that a citizen had entered the
Highland, IL, police station, and requested that an officer go outside and view
a very peculiar object that was hovering nearby in the sky.
The citizen had witnessed the bizarre looking object on his way to work,
and he apparently refused to leave the station until a police officer had viewed
the object with him.
heard the announcement about the incident over his radio, Officer Barton looked
to the southeast from his location in Lebanon, and noticed two extremely bright
white lights suspended in the sky, close to the horizon. The two lights were
radiating so much light that the spectacle reminded Officer Barton of the
Japanese “Rising Sun” symbol, used on the Japanese battle flag.
A very short period of time later, the two large lights appeared to merge
into one, and the illumination the object was radiating appeared to increase
Barton began driving south and east in attempt to approach the object.
He turned his overhead flashers on, and at times was driving at 75-80
m.p.h. toward the object, which was still generally to the southeast of his
position. After a short period of
time, Officer Barton realized that the object appeared to be traveling toward
stopped his vehicle, extinguished his overhead flashers, and rolled down the
window on the passenger side of his vehicle.
The object approached his location, and passed overhead at an estimated
altitude of 1,000 to 1,500 feet, and within an estimated 100 feet lateral
distance of his position on the ground. It
was headed generally to the west, or northwest, at this time.
The object was distinctly triangular in shape, with three white lights on
the apices of the triangle, and it exhibited a “galaxy” of peculiar lights
on its aft end, including white, hues of red or pink, and perhaps other colors,
passing overhead Officer Barton, the object suddenly turned to its left, without
either banking or yawing apparently, it suddenly accelerated quite dramatically,
and seemed to “streak” to the west, covering approximately 8 miles,
the officer estimated, in approximately 3 seconds.
Officer Barton, in multiple telephone conversations with our
organization, and during at least one radio broadcast, has emphasized how almost
unbelievably quickly the object accelerated and moved a considerable distance to
the southwest in just a few seconds. Its
velocity was almost unimaginable, he reports.
This is one aspect of the case that strongly suggest to us that the
object almost certainly was not of human manufacture.)
radioed St. Clair County Emergency Dispatch, apprising them that he had the
object in sight, and advising them as to the direction it had moved, generally
to the southwest. He recommended
that dispatch contact units to the south and west of his position, e.g. Shiloh,
Millstadt and Dupo, to have the officers there attempt to spot the object from
their vantage points
at least one officer from Shiloh, IL, witnessed the object next, and two other
officers, who have not come forward and who apparently do not wish to be
identified, witnessed the object while they were standing in the cemetery of
their town, as well.
officer from the Millstadt Police Department, Officer Craig Stevens, with whom
NUFORC also spoke, overheard the broadcast, and moved his cruiser to a dark part
of that town to see if he could spot the object in the night sky.
He quickly spotted the object to the west of his location, at
approximately 45 degrees above the horizontal plane, and gauged its size as
“huge.” He estimated that
it was “one or two stories” tall, and perhaps three stories
long.” It had several very
bright lights on it.
Clair Dispatch requested that someone, if possible, attempt to get a photograph
of the object. In response to that
request, Officer Stevens removed polaroid-type camera stored in the trunk of his
cruiser and quickly photographed the object. Because the outside temperature was low, approximately 18-20
degrees (F), neither the camera, nor the film functioned well, so the resolution
of the photograph is not good.
Officer Stevens had taken the photograph, the object appeared to move further to
the west, moving toward Dupo, IL, Cahokia, IL, and St. Louis, MO.
A Dupo police officer may have witnessed the object at that time.
the final analysis, the police departments and communities involved in the
incident include the following: Highland,
Summerfield, Lebanon, Shiloh, Mascoutah, Millstadt, Dupo, and Cahokia, Illinois.
The object was observed by officers from at least the following
communities (in chronological sequence): Lebanon,
Shiloh, (Other?), Millstadt, Dupo, and Cahokia (?).
Force Base: At one point during the
sighting, we estimate, the object was within 2-3 statute miles of Scott Air
Force Base. However, an official
spokesman for that base reportedly made an official statement to the effect that
A) their tower was closed for approximately one hour during the time of the
sighting; B) their base radar had been turned off for unspecified reasons during
the same hour; and 3) none of their personnel was aware of the sighting, and
none had seen the object.
has received several unconfirmed reports that shortly after the incident,
several of the police departments involved in the sighting, and several of the
actual eyewitnesses to the incident, received visits from two, or more,
individuals, who are active employees from the federal government.
They requested that the parties involved in the incident curtail all
their statements to the press. We
are unable to confirm these reports at the time this Summary Statement is being
intercept by military aircraft: NUFORC
has an unconfirmed report from a highly reliable source that jet fighters from a
nearby Air National Guard unit may have been “scrambled” to take a
look at the object. The nearest ANG
unit we are aware of is the Missouri Air National Guard, which flies F-15’s out
of Lambert Field/St. Louis Airport. We
have a second hand report that personnel at the airport witnessed a take-off of
F-15’s at approximately 0420 hrs. that morning.
We have a second report from an individual who remembers having been
awakened at approximately the time of the sighting by the sound of military jets
taking off from Lambert Field.
witnesses: NUFORC has received a
report from a woman who was driving to work that morning and allegedly witnessed
the object. We are awaiting her
written report. Other witnessed
have asserted that they may have seen the object earlier to the north, near Lake
Michigan. We have received no
written reports of such sightings. We
also have an unconfirmed report that the object was video taped during the early
part of the sighting. This fact,
too, is yet to be confirmed.
Media coverage: The incident
has gained wide coverage in the print and electronic media, including the Art
Bell radio talk show (“Coast to Coast”); the Jeff Rense talk show
(“Sightings”); German public radio; many other radio programs across the
country; The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper; Knight-Ridder publications; the
Los Angeles Times; the Chicago Sun-Times; other publications that subscribe to,
or carry releases from, the above media outlets.
6) Investigations: The incident continues to be investigated by members of the Mutual UFO Network (Illinois and Missouri chapter), by the National Institute for Discovery Science (Please see link to their website), Mrs. Barbara Becker of Columbia, MO, and perhaps by other independent individuals and organizations. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Synopsis: From between approximately 2120 hrs. and 2130
hrs. (Pacific Daylight Time), one or more objects, variously described
as a blue-green sphere, an oval of blue-green light, or a disc with six
lights on it, was reported from multiple points throughout western Washington
State. The object was reported to change direction of flight on at
least three occasions, to execute a rolling maneuver on at least one occasion,
to come to an almost complete stop in two locations, to reverse its general
course of travel from south to north, and to change its appearance, including
its color, on at least two occasions. One reliable observer witnessed
the object to pass slowly over the center of Bangor Submarine Base on Hood
Canal, approximately 20-30 miles to the west of Seattle, passing directly
over the underground bunkers where nuclear weapons are thought to be stored.
In excess of a dozen seemingly independent and reliable reports regarding
the alleged sightings were received by the National UFO Reporting Center
between April 22 and May 11.
Summary of Witness Reports:
1. Snohomish County, WA: A 16-yr. old male and his mother, located
approximately 15-20 miles north of Seattle, witnessed a blue-green object
suddenly descend from the sky, hover, and then accelerate to the south-southwest
and disappear in that direction at approximately 2120 hrs. (PDT).
2. Poulsbo, WA: Larry Swanson, a former federal employee and computer
specialist, who resides approximately ¼ mile from the northeast
corner of the Bangor Submarine Base, allegedly witnessed a brightly lighted,
disc-shaped object glide silently over the center of that military facility
at approximately 2122 hrs.. The object tilted somewhat, so the witness
was able to see the ventral side of the object quite clearly, he reports.
A computer-generated graphic, provided by the witness, is shown above.
3. Auburn, WA: A man out walking his dog witnessed a perfectly
circular, blue-green ball of light descend from north to south in the western
sky at 2120 hrs. at a very high velocity.
4. Puyallup, WA: A man driving to work witnessed a striking blue-green
ball of light descending at a 30-35 degree angle from north to south in
the western sky at a very high velocity.
5. Shelton, WA: A young father witnessed a blue-green ball of
light streak across the sky to the west of his location.
6. Oakville, WA: A mother and her two sons, driving west on State
Route 12, located to the west of Interstate 5, witnessed a “disc shaped”
object, imbedded in a cloud of blue-green light, streak from north to south
in the western sky. The object appeared to “follow the contour” of
the horizon, dipping down suddenly, and then rising up again during its
rapid flight to the south. The object was reported to generate a
peculiar “tail,” which streamed off the aft end of the object for a fleeting
instant. All three witnesses believed they observed three lights
on the top of the disc, and three lights on its ventral side, as well.
7. Steilacoom, WA: A woman witnessed a blue-green ball of light
streak from north to south in the western sky at 2123 hrs..
8. Vancouver, WA: A husband and wife witnessed a blue-green ball
of light move slowly from north to south in the western sky. Very
peculiar appearance to the object, they reported, with a peculiar looking
“mist” surrounding the object.
9. Portland, OR: A young musician witnessed a blue-green ball
of light move from west to east in the northern sky from his vantage point
in the city of Portland, OR.
10. Vancouver, WA: A male Ph.D. in computer science, driving north
on Interstate 5 witnessed a blue-green ball of light, that seemed to him
to descend vertically ahead of his automobile and hover momentarily above
the highway. The witness added that he had experienced some very
unusual emotional reactions to the event.
11. Yakima, WA: A law enforcement officer witnessed a blue-green ball of light moving at a very high velocity from south to north for approximately 2 seconds. During his sighting, the object suddenly changed its color from green to red. The sighting occurred at 2130 hrs., the witness thought. NOTE: The above image is real but from a Santa Cruz California case file.
National UFO Reporting Center Case Brief off Long Island, NY November 17, 1995
TEXT OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN FAA AND TWO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT
IN THE VICINTY OF LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, ON NOVEMBER 17, 1995, at 2220
LUFT: Uh, Boston, Lufthansa 405/Heavy.
FAA: Lufthansa 405, go ahead.
LUFT: Uh, we just passed traffic on the left wing, uh, about 2,000 to
3,000 feet above us. What traffic was it?
FAA Is this Lufthansa 405?
LUFT: Affirmative, Lufthansa 405. We had opposite traffic on the left
wing. Can you confirm this?
FAA: Lufthansa 405, negative. I show no traffic in your area within,
uh, 20 or 30 miles.
LUFT: It should be now on our tail, about 10 miles… We passed it just
one minute ago, and it was looking strange.
BRIT: Speed Bird 226 confirms that. It was just above us on our left-hand
side about 3 minutes ago.
FAA What altitude does it appear to be at, Lufthansa 405?
LUFT: It was only 2 or 3 thousand feet above us. We are now passing
(Flight) Level 260. That’s confirmed, or not? Lufthansa.
FAA: Lufthansa 405, roger.
BRIT: Speed Bird 226, we confirm that. We had something go past us about
two, well…about one to two thousand feet above on the left hand side.
Uh, looked like a green trail on it, and a very bright light on the front
of it. We assumed it was an opposite traffic.
FAA: Speed Bird 226, roger that.
LUFT: ((Garbled))..Lufthansa 405/Heavy. we are right now about 26 miles
east of “Hotel Tango Oscar ((Hampton??)).” And the Speed Bird
is now ahead, or behind us ((or where))?
FAA: Lufthansa 405, the Speed Bird is in your 12:00 o’clock, and about
30 miles, 40 miles.
LUFT: That was not our traffic. Lufthansa 405 Heavy.
FAA: Lufthansa 405, roger. And the heading of the traffic, was it the
same direction, or opposite direction?
LUFT: Exactly opposite. Lufthansa 405/Heavy.
FAA: Roger. Did it pass off your right side?
LUFT: Uh, left side.
BRIT: Yea, Speed Bird 226 confirms that. We saw the same thing. It certainly
looked like an aircraft initially, but it may not have been one.
LUFT: ((We can’t tell then??)) It was looking very strange, with a long,
uh, light, in the tail.
BRIT: Yea, a big bright white light on the front, and a greenish tail
coming out the back.
LUFT: Can you confirm this, Lufthansa 405/Heavy.
FAA: OK, Lufthansa 405, Speed Bird 226. Thanks, we’ll look into it.
??? ((Garbled transmissions))
FAA: Speed Bird 226, did it go over…did it go overhead. The traffic
go overhead you, or was it below you?
BRIT: It was overhead and off to the left, much the same as ((garbled)).
It actually looked about…opposite traffic, 2000 feet above. That’s what
it initially looked like. But then it did have a very strong trail to it…a
vapor trail, which looked more like smoke. And the light on the front was
very, very bright, and as it went past us, it seemed to ((just?)) disappear
and ((went)) 5 miles behind us.
FAA: Speed Bird, 226, roger. Were you level at 29 at that time?
BRIT: Yea, affirmative.
FAA: Roger. Lufthansa 405, how far off to your side did that pass, the
LUFT: It was pretty close, and like Speed Bird said, it looked like
((four??)) or three thousand feet above on the left wing, just one mile
and, uh, on opposite track… It doesn’t have, …it didn’t have any uh,
lights…((normal)) lights, beacon lights, or red or green lights. Only
a white light in the front, and with a long green light. It looked like
FAA: Lufthansa 405, roger that. Like I said, we had nothing flying in
the area. You are just north of a military operating area, but the traffic
shouldn’t have varied out that far out,…out of the area.
LUFT: Must have been a military. Lufthansa 405/Heavy.
FAA: Roger. Giant Killer, ((garbled)) 59.
GK: Giant Killer.
FAA: Hey, you got anything flying out in the area?
GK: Negative, ((105 is??)) turned over. 0300.
FAA: Well, I just received a couple of UFO reports.
GK: Oh, is that right?
FAA? Yea, I had a couple of guys that reported lights, just moved all
over their heads. I have no traffic whatsoever in the area. They said it
passed within a mile of them, like at 2-3 thousand feet above them, opposite
direction. ((Garbled)) green trail out the back.
GK: It could have been a meteor, or something.
FAA: ((Garbled–Yea, it could have been that…..it passed within a
mile of them.))
GK: Who reported that?
FAA: Well, I got Speed Bird and Lufthansa.
GK: No, we don’t have any aircraft out there.
FAA: OK. NOTE: The above image is real but from another case in Florida.
UFO Reporting Center Case Brief
March 28, l995
This case is so complex and interesting, it warrants having a full newsletter
devoted to describe it completely. However, since the person who reported
the incident occupies a responsible position, and therefore doesn’t want
to be identified, I just touch on it here…
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 28, a person departed work
to drive home, a distance of approximately 15 miles. The observer was suddenly
jolted to full alertness when a “clump of “fog” flew across
the road in front of the car the observer was driving. To condense a very
long and detailed report, that “clump of fog” orbited around
the car six times, stopping just above and ahead of the car’s front, right
fender after its sixth (presumed) orbit. This was only a prelude to subsequent
events, during which the observer vaguely recalls perhaps witnessing two
craft sitting on the ground beside the road the person was driving on.
In strong support of this call from Alaska, the Center has received two articles from newspapers in Florence, OR, and San Francisco, CA, describing sightings on the same night as the alleged sighting in Alaska. The object sighted in Florence, OR, was reported to hover over that coastal town for 10 minutes. The objects in California were reported to be “meteorites” streaking horizontally (!) to the south over the ocean off San Luis Obispo. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
UFO Reporting Center Case Brief
Ides of March Sightings
March 15, 1995
Traditionally, the Center identifies a given sighting by assigning to
it the name of the nearest city, or other geographical feature or landmark.
It the case of the cluster of sighting reports we received over the Hotline
on the evening of March 15, l995, so many states and cities were involved,
we are going to borrow a line from Shakespeare regarding the possible perils
of that date…
The first call we received was from Cannis City, FL, reporting that
two males were walking along railroad tracks near that town and were stunned
to see a luminous, white disc-shaped object streak across the sky, pass
below or near several aircraft in the night sky, appear to ascend back
up into the sky, and disappear to the north. The report seemed to be sincere,
and bore several of the hallmarks that the Center knows to be characteristic
of legitimate reports. However, it was so much like so many other reports
the Hotline receives on a regular basis that we were not yet alerted to
the possibility that other reports were soon to follow…
The third call we received minutes later from a gentleman in Jackson,
TN, who reported witnessing a blue-green “cloud of light” hovering
in the night sky. He had seen it streak from the northwest beneath, he
thought, almost solid overcast, hover for approximately 30 or 40 seconds,
during which time he could almost see some kind of object apparently imbedded
in the cloud of light. The object then began to drift generally to the
southwest, the caller reported, at which time it belched out a large “cloud”
of sparks, and then streaked southwest, quickly disappearing from sight.
Minutes later, we received a call from a sergeant in the Missouri Highway
Patrol communications headquarters in Jefferson City (“Troop F”).
The officer had been on duty that night at his station on the east side
of Jefferson City, when together with two Jefferson City police officers,
he witnessed an intensely bright, green light hover in the sky over Jefferson
City for approximately 5-7 seconds. The object began to descend slowly,
at which point its color changed to yellow, and then it simply disappeared
from sight instantly, like a light being switched off. The patrol officer
reported that their “911” emergency dispatch telephone line had
taken many reports from citizens regarding the same object, and one caller
reported that his cellular phone and radio went dead while the object was
near his vehicle.
While I was speaking with the patrol officer, another call came in from
a retired commercial airline pilot, who resides in Vienna, VA. He and his
wife were driving back to their home in Vienna, just a few miles west of
Washington, D.C., after having picked up their daughter at National Airport.
Their daughter is an airline pilot for the same airline that her father
had flown for, and from which he had retired.
As they were driving west (at a heading of approximately 250 degrees
magnetic) on Westford Avenue (?), approaching the exit for Chain Bridge
Road, the father and daughter both simultaneously observed an bright object,
apparently at some distance from them, streak down out of the sky almost
directly ahead of them, descending at approximately 70-80 degrees from
the horizontal plane. They both expected to observe some kind of explosion
when the object reached ground level, but nothing happened! Rather than
explode, the object simply disappeared from sight–uneventfully– when
it reached the horizon…
The next call came from Fairmont, WV, perhaps a hundred miles (or more)
to the northwest of Vienna, VA. A young woman called to report that, after
visiting with her mother in Westover, WV, she had just sat in the driver’s
seat of her car to leave, when a bright light had streaked silently over
her car at a breath-taking velocity. She added that as she glanced up at
the light, she thought she could make out the outline of an “egg-shaped”
object imbedded in the orb of bright light. The back portion of the object
was bright yellow.
Many other calls were received that night, and over subsequent days,
regarding what appears to us to be the same sighting. Thousands (!) of
calls reportedly were received by radio stations and “911” facilities
in St. Louis, MO, after the object passed over that city, and we received
two very convincing call from western Illinois, as well.
In summary, it appears that one or more egg-shaped objects, radiating
intensely bright green, blue-green, and yellow light, and periodically
spewing out a cloud of sparks, streaked over at least seven states, stopping
from time to time, and the whole event occurred in a matter of minutes!!
I would like to close discussion of the case by extending congratulations to Mr. Tom Eckhardt, and the other UFO investigators, of the Acteon Group in St. Louis for their excellent investigation of this case. From our vantage point, their investigation and documentation of the events that occurred over their state on March 15 was second to none, and we are grateful for their wonderful written report regarding the incident. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
In November and December 1980, the eastern side of Britain was experiencing a major UFO sighting wave. There were chases of UFOs by police cars near the coast, a UFO that overflew an oil rig in the North Sea, and the wave culminated in the famous events on the East Anglian coast at Rendlesham Forest.
Just a month before these landings beside those NATO air bases, one of the most impressive alien abduction cases took place in the small Penninemill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, right in the centre of Britain’s most active window area known locally as “UFO Alley”.
Police Constable Alan Godfrey was on patrol on the night of 28 November 1980. Just before dawn he drove along Burnley Road on the edge of Todmorden looking for some cows that had been reported missing. They were only found after sun-up, mysteriously relocated in a rain-soaked field without hoofmarks to indicate their passage.
Giving up his nocturnal hunt, Godfrey was about to go back to base to sign off duty when he saw a large mass a few hundred yards ahead. At first, he thought it was a bus coming towards him that took workers to their jobs in town and that he knew passed about 5:00 a.m.
But as he approached, he realized that it was something very strange. It was a fuzzy oval that rotated at such speed and hovered so low over the otherwise deserted highway that it was causing the bushes by the side to shake.
The police officer stopped, propped onto his windscreen a pad that was in the patrol car to make sketches of any road accidents, and drew the UFO. Then there was a burst of light, and the next thing he knew he was driving his car again, further along Burnley Road, with no sign of the UFO.
Godfrey turned around and examined the spot where the UFO had hovered. The road was very wet as it had rained heavily earlier in the night. But just at this one location was a circular patch where the roadway had been dried in a swirled pattern. Only when back at the police station did he realise that it was a little later than he had expected – although any missing time was probably no greater than 15 minutes from estimates later taken on site.
Concerned as to possible ridicule, Godfrey at first chose not to make an official report, but changed his mind later that day when he discovered he was not alone. After breakfast that morning, a driver who had been on Burnley Road three miles further out at Cliviger reported seeing a brilliant white object and contacted Todmorden police.
The time matched that of Alan Godfrey’s. Furthermore, a police patrol from an adjacent force (Halifax) had been engaged in a stakeout for stolen motorcycles on the moors of the Calder Valley and had witnessed a brilliant blue-white glow descending into the valley towards Todmorden shortly before Godfrey experienced his close encounter. Their story, when it reached Todmorden police station, formed a second match.
Encouraged by this news Godfrey filed an official report, but was surprised when police chose to release the story to the local newspaper the following week. From here, UFOlogists discovered the case and a lengthy investigation was mounted by a Manchester-based UFO group.
Although Alan Godfrey had no further conscious recall of the missing time, he did have increasingly confused memory of the sequence of events surrounding the sighting (with an unexplained image of seeing himself outside the car during the sighting). There was also puzzling physical evidence.
His police-issue boots were split on the sole, as if he had been dragged along the floor and they had caught on something.
He also reported a previous history of seeing other strange things and having experienced at least one earlier time lapse as a youth—factors that UFOlogists have come to recognise as common with abduction cases.
When sure that all conscious testimony had been recorded, Godfrey agreed to be hypnotically regressed by a Manchester psychiatrist eight months after the incident. He eventually had several other sessions with different therapists, and his recall in later sessions was video-taped.
The doctor refused permission to the UFO group for the first session to be recorded.
The hypnotic testimony is very odd, and Godfrey was never to be sure what really happened. Under regression he told of the bright light stopping the car engine, causing his radio and police handset both to be filled with static and then to be swamped by blinding light as he lost consciousness.
His next recall was of being inside a strange room, more like a house than a spaceship, complete with a most unexpected large black dog. He was studied by a heavily bearded man who telepathically conveyed that his name was “Yosef” and whose clothing was very Biblical in nature.
Assisting Yosef were several small robot-like creatures “the size of a five-year-old lad” and with “a head shaped like a lamp”. They are reminiscent of the “Grays” of UFO lore; although with major differences.
Godfrey was supposedly asked questions, told that he “knew” Josef, and was promised a later encounter. But apparently he was not subjected to the more familiar indignities of abduction stories (especially from the US), such as bodily fluid samples and rectal probes.
Although there were periods of missing memory, the hypnotic recall that did emerge was a curious hybrid of mythic images, UFO case elements and dream like sequences.
When asked his opinion as to the reality status of this hypnotic testimony, Alan Godfrey was refreshingly honest. He told me he was certain that the UFO encounter was real, but he could not determine whether the story offered by hypnosis was a dream, a fantasy, reality, or a mixture of all three.
Unhappily, Alan Godfrey suffered terribly after this encounter. When I first wrote up the investigation (just before the regression hypnosis began) for Flying Saucer Review magazine in l981, I deliberately changed his identity to help protect him; although this was probably futile because the story had already been featured in the local press under Godfrey’s real name.
However, despite my refusal to assist them, a tabloid reporter traced the witness and devoted a front-page banner headline article to the story — read by millions over the Sunday lunch—which led to the officer being called to explain himself before his superiors.
He was forced to undergo medical investigation to determine his “status”, but was pronounced psychologically fit and healthy. Yet after some years feeling that he would never be allowed to forget his sighting, he took advice to honorably resign over an unrelated physical injury incurred during an incident in which he bravely intervened to avert a crime.
Todmorden, both before 1980 and in the years since, has been a hotbed of alien contact activity with several other major encounters having been investigated, including another abduction of a truck driver from Burnley Road only a little further out of Todmorden and on the same highway. written by… Jenny Randles NOTE: The above image is real but from Gulf Breeze Florida.
Shortly after midnight on December 27, 1980, radar screens at RAF Watton in Norfolk showed an uncorrelated object which suddenly disappeared in the vicinity of the Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk. The object was also tracked on radar at Bentwaters RAF, which was located north of the forest. Woodbridge was south of the forest. The bases were reported to have a large stockpile of nuclear weapons, and Woodbridge was the home of the 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. The unit was subject only to the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. The sister bases were leased to the United States Air Force.
Mal Scurrah, radar operator that night, stated:
“We didn’t have the faintest idea what it was. We checked through the air traffic agencies. There should have been nothing in that area at the time. The only thing we could do was send a jet aircraft in to find out what it was. They got to within about a quarter of a mile and the pilot suddenly started reporting that they could see a very bright light in the sky in front of them. It was stationary on the screen and then, in seconds, it moved off at a fantastic rate of speed. Within the space of five minutes, it was reaching 90,000 feet and higher and we lost it off the top end of the radar scope. There’s nothing we have in this day that can perform those kind of maneuvers, the pilots wouldn’t be able to take it.”
The extraordinary events of Woodbridge/Bentwaters would begin with the sighting of a gigantic glowing object by three security guards patrolling the twin bases. Receiving permission to check out the strange sightings, they followed the lights into the forest. Their initial interpretation was that a military or commercial aircraft had made a crash landing. The patrol was shocked and frightened to see a saucer-like craft with small, large-headed beings, which seemed to be suspended from the bottom of the craft by a type of beam. The beings appeared to be busy, possibly affecting some type of repair to their craft. The beings seemed at first to be unaware of the three men watching their activities.
The guards, maintaining a safe distance from the craft and beings, were almost transfixed by the activities at the glowing object. They radioed to the base headquarters, reported what they were seeing, and requested emergency help.
Almost immediately assistance arrived, with a fully equipped armed unit, which included senior officers of the base. Later, there would be reports, off the record, that witnesses who ventured closest to the craft encountered strange anomalies. Among these were “reality bending” effects, like time displacement, and surreal atmospheric conditions.
Also, there were allegations that some of the senior officers were able to communicate with strange, alien beings, which floated in bubbles around a triangular-shaped craft. The craft was said to have appeared from a type of low-lying cloud. (“Left At East Gate”) I must state that neither of these facts has been established officially.
Colonel Halt, called out on the second night of the sightings, was one of a group of senior officers to chase the eerie, glowing object into the forest. He would become a key figure in the Rendlesham investigation. He made a cassette of the details of his trek into the woods, and a transcription is given later in this article. Also a copy of the memorandum Halt sent to the British Ministry of Defense is included. Some of the most revealing details of the events of Rendlesham would be given by patrolmen Jim Penniston, John Burroughs, and Larry Warren, who would later co-write a book on the incident, “Left at East Gate.”
Halt was a career Air Force officer, serving in Vietnam and on various bases before arriving at Bentwaters in 1980. He was promoted to base commander in 1984. Halt later served as base commander at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, and was director of the inspections directorate for the Department of Defense inspector general. He retired in 1991.
Though Halt was forthcoming with his accounts of Rendlesham, his life was complicated by constant demands by UFO investigators for more information on the Rendlesham events.
There were many stories told by the men who were present on the nights of the strange events at Rendlesham. One of the most remarkable concerned an underground theater where soldiers were interrogated, debriefed, sworn to secrecy, and threatened.The morning after the most pronounced activity, a type of men-in-black scenario had occurred. Several of the men were whisked away by the official-looking gentlemen, and escorted to the underground facility. Oddly enough, they were shown a number of motion picture films of different UFO recoveries around the world. It was also said that an Alien being was present at one of the meetings.
The spectacular events of late 1980 were kept out of the public knowledge for the most part, at least until 1983. An early UFO magazine article about the events brought only a passing interest, yet the story survived on rumor and speculation until Robert Todd of the Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) secured a copy of an official report of the events through the Freedom of Information Act in 1983. The paper was dated 1-13-81, and had been sent to the British Ministry of Defense by Halt.
The events of Rendlesham have been published in numerous newspapers, magazine articles, and several television shows, including “Unsolved Mysteries,” “Sightings,” and the British program “Strange But True,” among others.
The case, in some respects, is similar to the famous Roswell, New Mexico incident in that its investigation involved almost exclusively military personnel. Though the two incidents occurred in totally different countries, both involved United States manned installations, and were close to top secret military bases. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Hi Ken : The weather wasn’t all that great but I was still sat outside in the back garden sky watching. I was looking around the sky through the viewfinder of my Nikon P900 camera and I hadn’t seen a thing. I had been outside for hours and I was starting to lose hope of seeing anything unusual in the sky, when I decided to look south where I unexpectedly saw a black saucer shaped object that flew up out of some thick clouds. It was moving very fast but I still managed to take some photographs of it before it flew up into the atmosphere and disappeared from view.
I am always seeing strange aerial objects around this area day and night. It’s very strange and I believe it’s because the alien occupants of these craft are heading towards Dartmoor where they like to collect genetic material from sheep and other unfortunate animals that they have killed and mutilated. I believe that once they have collected what they need, they fly back over Newton Abbot heading towards their base which is located some were in the English channel. The photographs were taken at 3:58 PM on the 5th of June 2020, at Newton Abbot Devon England. All the best John.
An extremely haunting UFO sighting which has well stood the test of time was an event which took place in the Piney Woods of Texas, near the town of Huffman. On the chilly night of December 29, 1980, two women and one child encountered a craft of unknown origin, and all three suffered not only emotional trauma, but severe physical injury as well.
A drive through the Piney Woods of Texas at night is a lonely, somewhat spooky one to begin with, but on this particular night, a routine drive turned into a life-changing event for these three people.
Fifty-one-year-old Betty Cash was driving through the woods traveling from New Caney to Dayton on Farm to Market road 1485. Riding with her was her friend, Vickie Landrum, fifty-seven-years-old, and Vickie’s seven-year-old grandson, Colby. They were looking for an open Bingo game, but found all of them closed down for the Holiday season.
They stopped for a meal at a restaurant, and then continued their journey. Soon, the three began to see a light in the distance, and in a few short minutes this light became a glowing object, slowly crossing the tops of the tall pine trees. The area that they were in was densely occupied by pine and oak trees, surrounded by occasional swamps and small lakes.
As they proceeded along their way, their initial thought was that the object was an airplane or helicopter from one of the airfields not too distant from their location. Suddenly, ahead of them loomed an immense diamond-shaped craft, which was hovering over the road ahead of them! At regular, fast intervals, the object would shoot down a stream of reddish-orange flames. Vickie would later describe it as being “like a diamond of fire.”
Being a devout Christian, she had never believed in UFOs or extraterrestrials, and at this moment, she believed that she was witnessing the end of the world.
They could also hear a constant beeping sound as the strange craft spit out its fiery downspout. Frightened, Betty came to a quick stop to keep from running under the craft.
The car’s heater had been running to kill the frosty air of the night, but now the inside of her vehicle was so hot she had to turn off her heater, and leave the car, along with Vickie and Colby. Now outside of the vehicle, they could hear a steady roaring sound coming from the frightening sight ahead of them.
Young Colby became so afraid that his grandmother took him back into the car to comfort him. Betty stayed outside.
In some strange way, she was fascinated with the almost unbelievable vision before her.
As she stood watching the craft, suddenly the sky was full of helicopters. Betty said, “They seemed to rush in from all directions… it seemed like they were trying to encircle the thing.” She assumed that they were from Tomball Airfield, northwest of Houston, or Ellington Air Force Base, south of Houston.
The eerie object now began to lift into the air, and proceed to the southwest, with helicopters in pursuit.
As Betty returned to the car, the door handle was so hot she could hardly open the front door. Her hand was burned getting inside. She immediately turned on her air conditioner to cool off the inside of the vehicle. After the object had left the area, they restarted their vehicle, hoping to get home and never see the craft again.
But after several miles of dark highway, they left the Farm to Market road in favor of the freeway. Ahead in the distance, they could again see the object with its bright lights illuminating the helicopters which were still trying to encircle it.
At this vantage point, the two ladies could actually count the number of copters in the air, 23. Some of them they identified as the double rotor CH-47 Chinook; the others were the faster, single engine rotor type, which they thought were Bell-Huey.
After a fast trip home, all three of the witnesses became extremely sick within the next few hours. Betty’s head and neck were blistered, and soon her eyes were swollen shut. She was also terribly nauseated.
By the next morning, she was almost in a coma. Vickie and Colby suffered very similar symptoms, yet not as severe as Betty’s.
After a couple of miserable days being cared for at Vickie’s home, Betty checked into a hospital where she was treated as a burn victim, remaining for 15 days. Her hair began to fall out, and her eyes swelled so badly she could not see for about a week.
Colby had problems with his eyes, and Vickie was losing her hair also.
In addition, her scalp was numb and painful. All three of the victims were treated for radiation poisoning, and their condition was listed by doctors as life-threatening. Before long, skin sores developed, weight loss began, and skin cancer was diagnosed.
As to the origin of the helicopters, local air bases were questioned, but would not admit to sending any helicopters out that night.
The only public statement made by military officials came from Fort Hood press officer Major Tony Geishauser. In an interview with the Corpus Christi Caller newspaper, he stated that no Fort Hood aircraft were in the Houston area that night.
“I don’t know any other place around here that would have that number of helicopters,” he said. “I don’t know what it could be… unless there’s a super secret thing going on and I wouldn’t necessarily know about it.”
The black top road was badly damaged by the emissions from the craft that night, but it was very quickly repaired. Investigators were at a loss to explain the events of that night, except to say that Betty, Vickie, and Colby had encountered a craft of undetermined origin, or possibly an experimental government craft.
The three unwilling participants in this event sued the U.S. Government for medical damages, but during a congressional hearing, the Department of the Army Inspector General denied any military involvement in the case, and disallowed any compensation for the three unwilling participants in the Piney Woods affair.
There would be several other witnesses to the strange craft / and or helicopters of that night. Among them were:
An off duty Dayton, Texas policeman and his wife who were driving home from Cleveland the same night and saw a large number of CH-47s.
A Crosby, Texas man who was directly under the flight path, reported seeing a large number of heavy military helicopters flying overhead.
A Dayton, Texas, oilfield worker Jerry McDonald saw a large UFO fly directly overhead while he was in his back garden. He thought it might be a blimp at first, but soon knew it was something more sinister. “It was kind of diamond-shaped and had two twin torches that were shooting brilliant blue flames out the back,” he said. He saw that it had two bright lights on it and a red light in the center.
In a freaky circumstance of luck, corroboration of the unknown object of that night would come in 1981. In April, a CH-47 flew into Dayton for the purpose of a public showing. This allowed local residents to view the machine, both inside and out. Colby spotted the helicopter as it was flying into town, and became very upset.
Vickie took him to the landing site, hopefully to allay his fears. As they reached the Chinook, a long line of locals had already formed, waiting to see the giant machine.
When their turn finally came, Vickie and Colby entered the helicopter.
Accompanied by another visitor in addition to Colby, Vickie began to recount her experience in the Piney Woods. Vickie and the other unnamed witness both claimed that the pilot said he had been in the air the night of the traumatic sighting.
He was sent to check on a UFO that was in trouble near Huffman!
Vickie began to discuss her injuries due to the burns and radiation poisoning. Upon hearing her confession, the pilot quickly clammed up, and moved them out of the craft. The pilot was later found by the UFO group VISIT.
He would only admit that he knew of the Cash/Landrum case, but refused to admit that he had been in the area the night of the sighting. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
The video features Gari Jones and Caz Clarke (Primary Witness) talking about the Pentyrch UFO Incident.
26/2/2016 The UK Military went to Pentyrch near Cardiff Wales in full force to supposedly carry out an exercise over a populated area… however this was a cover story for for an actual real life event involving two witnesses who saw a massive pyramid shaped UFO appear in the fields behind there house.
What you see in the presentation is the complete timeline of these events proving this was indeed an event that happened. MAJOR Thanks to Caz Clarke for coming forward. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
47-year-old Mauno Talasa was eating breakfast with his wife, Martta, at their farmhouse in the village of Saapunki in Finland one January morning in 1971 at a little after 6 am. It was while they were eating that they noticed a bright light heading toward them through their kitchen window. They would recall how the glowing object appeared to be at low altitude and was not moving particularly fast.
Perhaps even more unnerving and bizarre in equal measure, was the fact that the object would land directly outside their kitchen window. Now, with the object being in such close proximity, the brightness was such that it almost blinded the married couple to look at it directly. What’s more, the entire area in the immediate vicinity was now awash from the light blue glow.
The pair continued to watch for several more moments. Then, without any warning, the object took off directly upwards into the sky. It disappeared from sight several moments later. As it did so, the electricity supply would cut out for several moments.
The pair would then go about their normal daily chores, attempting to put the bizarre episode out of their minds. However, when daylight began to fade, they would notice a strange indention in the snow – exactly at the same place where the glowing object had landed. It appeared to be three indentions in total. And what’s more, they were in a very distinct triangular shape. Even more intriguing, part of the snow in the middle of this triangle appeared to have melted.
When the snow melted away, the pair would make an even stranger discovery. The grass underneath appeared to have changed color to a sickly grey-blue. Mr. Talasa would take a sample of the earth in this particular spot.
The following day, he would visit the local newspaper offices. The newspaper would begin to investigate the incident and would soon discover that the Talasas were not the only ones to witness the bizarre events. Not only did their immediate neighbors witness the strange glowing object land and take off from the Talasas’ property, but several other witnesses, some up to 3 miles away, also saw the mysterious object.
There were also several other intriguing details to note. For example, the object could definitely not be explained away like a balloon of any kind due to its movements into a relatively strong wind. What’s more, mainstream scientists who examined the soil samples would suggest something along the lines of a meteorite or a lightning strike to have caused the change in the elements of the soil.
However, we can eliminate the meteor suggestion straight away. Given the number of witnesses, a meteorite would have been easily recognizable to most if not all of them as such. Furthermore, the first sighting in the village was at 5:58 am with the last at 6:15 am with that of the Talasas. Once more, even those who are not experts in weather conditions realize that lightning strikes do not last 17 minutes.
Indeed, as insinuated by the report in The Scandinavian Newsletter report, the scientific establishment appeared to be more concerned with “reputation”, and perhaps even funding we might add, then the genuine truth of such bizarre but obviously real incidents. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Slupsk Military Airport, July 6th 1983, 11:26 am. The Radar localized an UFO object that had transgressed Polish airspace. Mr. Stanislaw Z. noticed the officials. Shortly then alert was announced. In the following minutes captain Praszczalek would go in the direct contact with the UFO.
It is often that military services maintain that they don’t register similar events but it was always clear that also Polish army deals with pilots’ UFO encounters. There are many similar reports and the following one occurred in 1983 in Slupsk. The information was obtained from Mr. Marcin Wawrzak, an UFO enthusiast from Slupsk. It is a relation of a navigator, Mr. Stanislaw Z.
“On July 6th 1983 I was on commanding duty as a navigator. We received information that some Unidentified Flying Object appeared over an airport in Darlowo.”
Slupsk Military Airport, July 6th 1983, 11:26 am. The Radar localized an UFO object that had transgressed Polish airspace. Mr. Stanislaw Z. noticed the officials. Shortly then alert was announced. In the following minutes Cpt. Praszczalek would go in the direct contact with the UFO.
After several minutes, the pilot replied:
“I can see the target. It is steel in color, rotating around its axe, ‘throwing’ as a boomerang, without any exploratory marks, without any engines nor markings” – Stanislaw Z. told.
Cpt. Praszczalek’s report baffled the airport command. It was decided to notify the General Command of Air Forces in Warsaw.
“In 20 minutes the decision came ordering the pilot to use fire. When I passed the command: “Fire!” to the pilot and I deliver limitations, he told: “The object made a sharp turn and disappeared!”
In the following moments chaos reigned onto military radars screens. Navigators began registering thousands of unknown signals. For the next 10 hours military aircrafts were unsuccessfully searching the entire area.
On the next day the Military Special Service members appeared in the base and began their investigation but its final verdict isn’t known. Stanislaw Z. refused to talk about the investigation. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
JULY 24, 1984 ….INDIAN POINT REACTOR NEW YORK STATE
The threat of UFOs compromising reactor security, as
if the nuclear industry didn’t have enough to deal with
already, became a very real concern in 1984.
ficials won’t admit it, several researchers have information That
New York’s Indian Point Reactor complex endured such
a UFO problem during the long siege of sightings that
happened throughout the state’s Hudson Valley area.
The portrayal of the event in this article is based primarily on
the disclosures of unnamed sources.
The summer of 1984 was a troublesome season for
authorities at the Indian Point nuclear reactor complex in
Buchanan, New York.
Two UFO appearances, one of which was verified
by Carl Patrick, director of nuclear information for the New York
Power Authority (NYPA), and later documented by the press and the
1987 book Night Siege, apparently put the normally tight security
of the plant to a severe test.
The first event entailed the brief
flyover of a huge craft, witnessed by three security policemen on
That was followed ten days later by a UFO incident of
unprecedented impact. It was one of hundreds of UFO sightings in
the Hudson Valley, but one the nuclear workers won’t soon forget.
“Here comes that UFO again!” an Indian Point security guard is
said to have yelled on the night of July 24, 1984, alerting other
security personnel by way of the plant’s internal
A UFO, variously described as looking like “an ice cream cone” and “boomerang,” had lazily drifted over to Reactor #3-the only active reactor at the time-lingering about 300 feet above the domed construction for some ten minutes, sending security officials into an uproar.
Now, six years later, the
principal UFO researcher on the case admits that many aspects of
the event remain confusing and undisclosed. And although he’s still
receiving information, Philip Imbrogno calls his own lengthy
“Every time new information comes up or I get a lead on
something, I get very reluctant to deal with it again,” said
Imbrogno, who heads the science department at the Windward School
in White Plains, New York.
“The entire case has caused me quite a
bit of pressure…
The event would indicate that whatever
appeared over there, our state-of-the-art technology in defense was
unable to deal with it.”
He suggests that from what his sources
have said, a military aspect came into play. The Indian Point UFO
represented an intolerable security breach.
Imbrogno says that it is precisely that aspect which has had a
lasting effect, and which has generated repercussions that continue
to this day. But according to the New York Power Authority, which
oversees the reactor complex, Indian Point itself has no direct
Reactor #3 primarily services local and state
facilities in New York City and Westchester County, including local
school districts, the New York City subway systems and some of New
Most importantly, in Imbrogno’s mind, are several
military installations in and around Duchess County, which
allegedly get their power from Indian Point.
According to his
sources, these are primarily satellite receiving stations, and “a
number of other military operations of which we can only guess,”
The official agency overseeing the reactor complex
is the New York Power Authority, although Consolidated Edison has
jurisdiction over Reactor #2 and is sold use of #3 for extensive
transmissions to New York residential users and, perhaps, military
facilities such as Camp Smith, an Air National Guard base located
north of Peekskill. (Reactor #l is inactive.)
It was NYPA whose officials apparently spent considerable human
energy trying to dissuade Imbrogno from writing about the July 24
event, concerned he would release information vital to the plant’s
“I think other agencies were using (the NYPA) to harass
me,” he said, noting that he was constantly subjected to their
repetitive phone calls, threatening that he would be forced to
appear at a hearing on the incident.
(He was never subpoenaed, but
Imbrogno subsequently, and perhaps coincidentally, was audited by
the IRS four times.)
The compulsion to publish was undeniable; of what may have been
as many as 70 UFO witnesses among Indian Point personnel, a number
quietly sought out Imbrogno, and on the condition of anonymity
provided him with the vital facts which led to the production of
Night Siege (co-written with Bob Pratt and J. Allen Hynek.)
sources involve people who work in security for the plant and also
people in secretarial and janitorial positions,” he said.
“The only problem is that getting anything on paper-
documentation, something official-is very, very hard, I have
unofficial confirmation right now that a number of documents
pertaining to the sighting do exist at the Nuclear Regulatory
Normally, NRC records can be opened to the public
under terms of the Freedom of Information Act, but when he in-
quired, Imbrogno was informed that the documents were being held at
the reactor complex, and as such were protected under national
“It’s a joint sort of thing,” he said, “In
other words, although the NRC is pretty open to the public, if they
want to keep a document classified, they’ll store it with another
agency. I have an inside secretarial source who’s actually seen the
The NYPA’s Patrick denies that any such documentation exists, and dismisses the incident by claiming that
all Hudson Valley UFO sightings were later identified as light
There was no videotape taken by on-site surveillance
cameras, Patrick insists, or audio recording of oral communications,
both pieces of evidence which Imbrogno strongly
feels do exist and are being retained somewhere.
Imbrogno’s sources, a security shake-up ensued the very next day.
“A number of agencies came in, including the NRC and military
personnel, and they supposedly cleaned out everything. You have to
remember that with nuclear reactors, you’re only going to get 10
percent of the real story.
They’re overly terrified of bad
publicity, and are really afraid of the anti-nuclear groups, which
can cause trouble. Anything that happens is immediately covered up,
including UFO sightings.”
Imbrogno further alleges that shortly after the UFO infringement,
a crack in the reactor’s casing was discovered. The public didn’t
hear about such a situation until a year later; the NYPA’s Patrick
denied any “crack,” although he did recall a time when Reactor #2
may have developed an “irregularity.”
Imbrogno says, “[Indian
Point officials] made a public statement that operations were not
affected, that everything was normal. But I’ve been told by several
people that they lost power, the security system dropped, and the
reactor controls went crazy. Apparently it was caused by the UFO.”
No way, says the NYPA.
“Any implication that the sightings of
these [light aircraft] in any way affected Reactor #3 is false”,
Patrick said. Imbrogno’s sources indicate otherwise. Supposedly, a
mass of sophisticated, high-accuracy tracking equipment was
installed at the complex, enabling security to quickly generate a
computer image of whatever aircraft might be affecting the
Apparently such problems are still going on. Patrick
would not comment on what kinds of security equipment protect
Indian Point, but stressed that nothing new has been installed
since the incident.
Imbrogno is also suspicious that the armed security forces at the
site may have had reason to attempt firing on the craft, again an
allegation flatly refuted by the NYPA.
“I know a number of
helicopters with rocket launchers were sent up and followed the
craft for some distance,” Imbrogno commented, citing his anonymous
sources for the info.
“When these helicopters went on their way,
the object moved off and started crossing the Hudson, and
disappeared up north.”
Officials will not talk to Imbrogno, nor answer his letters, he
says. UFO spoke with Cliff Spieler, vice president at the New York
Power Authority. He, like Patrick, basically dismisses the entire
“Having looked into this thing and living two miles from
Indian Point, think the UFO reports are nonsense,” he said.
Hudson Valley UFO sightings] are linked to small planes flying out
of Duchess County.”
At one time, officials speaking for Indian Point made their
position quite clear to Imbrogno, “They said, ‘you can cooperate
with us, or you don’t have to cooperate with us.
If you don’t
cooperate with us, you have to face the consequences, because you
are dealing in an area of national security. The incident that took
place over there involved national security because it was a breach
of security at a nuclear reactor.’ But they weren’t ready to say
who was breaching security!”
In considering the “who,” Imbrogno
took in a number of hypotheses, including the possibility that the
incident was an elaborate test flight of a secret military craft,
such as the B-2 Stealth bomber, or a covertly-planned contingency
test of the plant’s security operations, carried out under the
guise of a UFO overflight.
Nothing is impossible, he’ll admit. But the most tenable answer,
he feels, is that the UFO was an extraterrestrial craft. “I don’t
think our government could be so bold with a craft of the kind that
appeared at Indian Point,” he said.
“Talking to these security
people, and looking into their eyes,” his voice trailed,” . . . they tell a story of this one cop who got up on the roof below
the UFO, and the thing started moving a little bit. He pulled out
his gun, looked at it, then put the gun back in his holster and
The people who were telling these stories are not
familiar with the UFO literature. If I really wanted to go into
this, with no fear of what would happen to me, I’m sure there’s an
incredible story here.
I am still being given
information about certain things going on there-In the nighttime,
people seeing little creatures coming through the walls of the
casing on the reactor, and military personnel indicating ‘we’re
aware of these creatures and we don’t care if they’re from outer
On a newscast on Channel 7 in New York,
they were interviewing one guy, and he said, ‘I saw it going over
the reactor! I think they’re sucking the power from it! That’s what
they’re doing!’ But a civilization that has this type of vehicle-
any intelligence, whatever it is-I’m sure doesn’t need nuclear
Editor’s Note: In a letter to UFO Magazine shortly after this article was
written, Imbrogno added to his remarks.
“It is hard to believe
that people like John Lear and Bill Cooper are revealing ‘top
secret’ information with little or no repercussions.
I just poked my nose a little too deep into an area of national security and got my ears pinned back for it. My next step is to approach this in a legal way by asking for an investigation (preferably by a member of Congress) to find out how and why the security at this government reactor was violated and why information is being withheld.” NOTE: The above image is CGI.
The crew consisted of veteran Captain Kenju Terauchi, co-pilot Takanori Tamefuji, and flight engineer Yoshio Tsukuba.
On November 16, 1986, laden with wine, JAL1628 took off from Paris and flew the first leg of the trip, to Reykjavik. The next day, they continued, flying over Greenland and then across northern Canada without event.
Just after they crossed into Alaska, at 5:09 PM local time, Anchorage Air Traffic Control contacted them on the radio to report initial radar contact. The Anchorage flight controller asked them to turn 15 degrees to the left and head for a point known as Talkeetna on a heading of 215 degrees. They were at 35,000 feet and traveling at a ground speed of about 600 mph.
At about 5:11 PM local time, Captain Terauchi noticed the lights of some sort of aircraft about 2000 feet below and 30 degrees to the left front of them. He decided that the aircraft was probably an American jet fighter from nearby Eielson or Elmendorf Air Force Bases patrolling Alaskan airspace, so he ignored them at first.
However, after a few minutes, he noticed that the lights were keeping pace with his own aircraft, which would be an unusual thing for patrolling jets to do.
It was about seven or so minutes since we began paying attention to the lights (when), most unexpectedly, two spaceships stopped in front of our face, shooting off lights. The inside cockpit shined brightly and I felt warm in the face.
Terauchi said that it was his impression that the two objects he had seen below them minutes before had suddenly jumped in from of him. The craft, one above the other, kept pace with the 747 for several minutes, moving in unison with an odd rocking motion.
After about seven minutes, they changed to a side-by-side arrangement.
Terauchi said that the “amber and whitish” lights were like flames coming out of multiple rocket exhaust ports arranged in two rectangular rows on the craft. He felt that they fired in a particular sequence to stabilize the craft, much like the small maneuvering thrusters on the Space Shuttle.
He also reported seeing sparks like a fire when using gasoline or carbon fuel.
Co-pilot Tamefuji described the lights as “Christmas assorted” lights with a “salmon” color. He said: I remember red or orange, and white landing light, just like a landing light. And weak green, ah, blinking. He also described the lights as pulsating slowly. They became stronger, became weaker., became stronger, became weaker, different from strobe lights.
The lights were “swinging” in unison as if there were “very good formation flight… close” of two aircraft side by side.
He described the appearance of the lights as similar to seeing “night flight head-on traffic,” where it is only possible to see the lights on an approaching aircraft and “we cannot see the total shape.”
He said, I’m sure I saw something. It was clear enough to make me believe that there was an oncoming aircraft.
Flight engineer Tsukuba, who sat behind the copilot, did not have as good a view of the lights. He first saw them “through the L1 window at the 11 o’clock position,” and he saw “clusters of lights undulating.”
These clusters were “made of two parts… shaped like windows of an airplane.”
He emphasized that “the lights in front of us were different from town lights.”
He described the colors as white or amber.
Tamefuji decided to call Anchorage Air Traffic Control, and for the next thirty minutes the 747 and AARTCC were in constant contact regarding the UFO.
During this time, Captain Terauchi asked Tskububa to hand him a camera so that he could attempt to take a photograph of the lights. However, Terauchi was unfamiliar with the camera and could not get it to operate. Tsukuba also could not get his camera to operate due to problems with the auto-focus and finally gave up trying to take a photo.
At this point they began experiencing some radio interference and were asked by Anchorage to change frequencies. Terauchi later said that Anchorage kept asking him about clouds in the immediate area:
They asked us several times if there were clouds near our altitude. We saw thin and spotty clouds near the mountain below us, no clouds in mid-to-upper air, and the air current was steady.
Soon after the exchanges about clouds, the objects flew off to the left. Terauchi said later: “There was a pale white flat light in the direction where the ships flew away, moving in a line along with us, in the same direction and same speed and at the same altitude as we were.”
Terauchi decided to see whether they could see anything on the 747’s own radar:
“I thought it would be impossible to find anything on an aircraft radar if a large ground radar did not show anything, but I judged the distance of the object visually and it was not very far.
“I set the digital weather radar distance to 20 (nautical) miles, radar angle to horizon (i.e., no depression angle). There it was on the screen. A large green and round object had appeared at 7 or 8 miles (13 km to 15 km) away, where the direction of the object was.
” We reported to Anchorage center that our radar caught the object within 7 or 8 miles in the 10 o’clock position. We asked them if they could catch it on ground radar, but it did not seem they could catch it at all.”
At 5:25:45, after spending two minutes looking, the military radar at Elmendorf Regional Operational Control Center also picked up something. The ROCC radar controller reported back to the AARTCC that he was getting some “surge primary return.” By this he meant an occasional radar echo unaccompanied by a transponder signal.
As the 747 neared Fairbanks:
“The lights (of the city) were extremely bright to eyes that were used to the dark. (The cockpit lights had been turned off to eliminate window reflections of internal lights.) We were just above the bright city lights and we checked the pale white light behind us.
” Alas! There was a silhouette of a gigantic spaceship.
“We must run away quickly! Anchorage Center.”
The JAL1628 is requesting a change of course to right 45 degrees.” It felt like a long time before we received permission.”
Just after the plane turned to the right, the AARTCC controller called the Fairbanks Approach Radar controller to find out whether or not the short-range radar had a target near the JAL. The approach radar reported no target other than JAL1628.
The plane came out of the turn and flew toward Talkeetna at an altitude of 31,000 ft, with the object still following.
At about 5:40, a United Airlines passenger jet took off from Anchorage and headed north to Fairbanks. The AARTCC controller decided to ask the UA pilot to try to see the object that was following the JAL flight.
The UA pilot said he would look when he got closer. The controller asked the JAL flight to stay at 31,000 ft, and the UA flight to stay at 29,000 ft. He then directed the UA flight to turn some more so that the planes would pass within five miles of one another.
As the United Airlines jet got closer, the UFO apparently dropped behind, allowing the JAL plane to get far ahead. The United pilot asked the AARTCC to have the JAL pilot flash the headlights on the JAL aircraft so he could locate the plane.
At 5:49:45 the JAL pilot did that. At this point the planes were about 25 miles apart.
When the planes were about 12 miles apart, the UA plane reported seeing the JAL plane and nothing else. But by this time the UFO had apparently disappeared, not being seen by JAL1628, either.
At about 5:51, the AARTCC requested that a military TOTEM flight in the area also fly toward the JAL plane for a look. During the next several minutes TOTEM viewed the JAL plane, but couldn’t see any other traffic. JAL1628 proceeded to Anchorage and landed at 6:20 PM. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
The incident reported below is a well-witnessed event, a case involving at least 12-15 witnesses, five of which were MUFON Field Investigators. Part of the event, which lasted approximately 5-10 minutes., (a 1.5 minute segment) was videotaped.
As a result of recent, intense UFO activity in the Corydon area, we had conducted a field test of our Rapid Deployment Group and ventured to Corydon, Indiana, and talked with approximately 50 witnesses.
The initial investigation/meeting at 8:00 PM our time (9:00 PM their time) lasted about an hour. We then proceeded to an area where these NL’s were being observed. We observed a jet aircraft coming from the west and I requested that a camcorder be used to gauge resolution and serve as a “control sample”. Scott Wilkerson (FIT) conducted the “filming”. There were four lights on the jet.
At approximately 10:20 PM, an object described as brilliant orange, suddenly materialized in the SSE. The suddenness and the brilliant orange, flare-like characteristics were unmistakably unusual. The elevation of the object was approximately 20-25 degrees at the beginning of the sighting.
The object appeared to be an orange headlight and appeared to be either hovering or moving toward the witnesses. At one point there was a rapid descent down to the left, all the time the brilliance varied only slightly.
Several times the light winked completely out, only to flare up again. After about 5-8 minutes, the object went into a flat W-E flight mode at a relatively slow rate of speed at an elevation of 10-15 degrees.
One member, Harold Hartig, a former radar operator (and GOC spotter) for the USAF and FI for MUFON, reported that through 10×50 binoculars, he observed a red light, about 1/200th in intensity compared to the orange light, in-trail.
Later, he reported that at one time the object appeared as two orange balls, undeniable, with a very small sharply focused red light slightly above the gap.
Another observer also reported the red light in trail. Jerry Sievers, Assistant State Director, verified the fact that the configuration in the beginning was defined as a small red light trailing the larger orange mass. The only person to see the red light were the ones using binoculars.
At no time did the red light vary its set distance from the parent object. It was “apparently” part of the same object. However, during the 1.5 minute segment where the object was videotaped, the red light was in the lead as the object headed East.
During this “filming” period the object “winked out” twice. The duration of the “winkout” was approximately the same, leading us to believe that the object passed behind two telephone or power poles. One such transit was verified.
During the last 30-seconds or so a small commercial or private aircraft (not a jumbo jet) entered the immediate area from East to West on an “apparent” collision course with the anomalistic target. Several seconds of videotape document this as it “appears” as a near miss.
Not knowing for sure that the objects were the same distance from us was the only consoling factor. The vertical separation was almost zero. The aircraft “appeared” slightly lower and closer to us when viewed on videotape. Due to curvature of the Earth, however, this may be misleading.
The aircraft was traveling at least twice as fast as the unknown if at the same approximate distance. The ceiling according to Flight Service earlier in the Day was 4,000 broken.
There were some clouds remaining at that time in the South and East. If the aircraft was traveling at 120 knots, the other target must have been under stall speed.
Another orange target was observed by some observers and an attempt to lock-on with the camcorder unit was made without success, due to preoccupation with the primary target.
Later on in the “evening”, at approximately 12:15 AM, another orange target was observed at Elberfeld (near Evansville) by four person from the group. This was reported to be at low altitude (150′ ) and was lost as the car carrying the observers rounded turns blocked by numerous trees.
One of the most unique accounts of alien abduction comes to us from the Ilkley Moor in
Yorkshire, England. The witness and subject of this case is a former policeman named Philip Spencer. Spencer claims that in the early morning of December 1, 1987, he was taken aboard an unidentified flying craft, and after his release managed to snap a picture of one of the alien beings.
The Ilkley Moor is very much as you would picture it. Reminiscent of the setting of the moors of Baskerville Hall in Conan Doyle’s “Hound of the Baskervilles,” it is an eerie place. It has been said that “The Ilkley Moor can scare you to death during daylight, and at night it’s even worse.”
It is a place of mystery. There is the Swastika stone; boulders etched with strange markings; the Badger Stone; and the Twelve Apostles stone circle.
Many times the only living creatures on the moor are the sheep. Ilkley has other legends too, like the hovering lights at night, which bring occasional reports of UFOs. There are strange, swirling lights that are filtered through the fog and seem to have a mind of their own. Possibly some of the mysterious sights can be attributed to the not too distant Menwith Hill Military Base, or the nearby Leeds Bradford Airport.
The activities of these two facilities will not, however, explain what happened to Spencer. There were also stories of strange creatures that roam across the moor at times.
After four years of being a policeman in another city, Spencer had moved his wife and child to the Yorkshire area to be closer to her family. He was walking across
the moor on this December morning heading for his father-in-law’s house and on the way was hoping to get some photographs of the strange light tricks of the moor. To be able to get the images he desired he was using a high ASA rated film to compensate for the poor light in the area.
Unfortunately, the picture that he took was somewhat blurred, but there is no doubt that the creature in the photo is a one of a kind being which basically resembled the small grays.
Along with his camera, Spencer also took a compass to navigate through the fog before sufficient daylight shone through the moor. As he was searching for some photo angles, suddenly he caught the sight of a strange looking being in the slopes ahead of him. He aimed and snapped a picture of the creature which seemed to be gesturing for him to stay away.
It then ran away. Spencer gathered his wits and took off in pursuit of the being. Today he says he doesn’t know why. It was just an impulse reaction. He arrived just in time to get a glimpse of a flying craft with a domed top rise up from the moor and disappear into the sky. Atop the dome was a whitish square. He was not able to get a photograph of the object.
There was silence now. When he saw nothing else of the being or its craft, he began to walk to the nearest village. This walk took about 30 minutes, and during this time, a couple of things became apparent to him. First of all, his compass now pointed south instead of north, and secondly, the village clock showed the time an hour ahead of his…
Spencer was confused now. Did he see what he thought he saw?
To answer this burning question, he headed by bus to the nearest town with instant film development. Sure enough, he had a picture of the creature! It looked to be about 4 foot tall, and had a blue-green tint to its skin. He knew he had something of importance, or at least, he thought he did. He found the proper channels to contact UFO investigator Peter Hough.
Hough knew what he was hearing was a “too good to be true” case, and it worried him, but after meeting Spencer, he was convinced that he was a man of integrity and was not seeking fame or fortune for his picture. There was no reason to not believe what Spencer had told him. Hough began a thorough investigation. The film with the alien picture would be the first thing to undergo professional scrutiny.
The alien picture was first looked at by a wildlife photography expert. The object in the image was not an animal of any known kind. It could not be determined either way if the figure was animate or static. A reconstruction of the original site did establish the alien’s height at or near 4 and one half feet.
The photograph was next sent to Kodak laboratories in Hemel, Hempstead. An analysis showed that the object was indeed part of the original photo, and not superimposed. This conclusion did not, of course, determine what the creature was.
Next, the picture was sent to the United States for computer enhancement and analysis. Dr. Bruce Maccabee, optical physicist with the United States Navy rendered his expert opinion;
He stated that the slow film speed used for the low light conditions made the film too grainy for proper testing. “I had great hopes that this case would prove definitive. Sadly circumstances prevent it from being so,” Maccabee stated.
Something strange was noticed in the picture. Appearing on the hill at exactly the spot where Spencer says the UFO was is a white square. Could it be that he had gotten a part of the UFO in the shot unknowingly? He was not sure.
(Salem, Oregon) – Our UFO sighting was in 1988, but it was years before we told anybody. Amongst ourselves it was rarely mentioned, as if we didn’t want to believe it. Being practical Oregonians, our minds reeled at the possibilities that were unleashed by the occurrence.
Suddenly we had become players in one of the stories that we could only read about before. I know now what others must have gone through when they saw a UFO at close range, the incredulity that other people expressed when we told them. It became a life-changing experience. The universe seems a different place now, less a barren vacuum of space.
Our sighting wasn’t necessarily extraterrestrial, but it was an extremely advanced technology. What that really means is open to conjecture. Most radical departures from conventional wisdom have had to overcome the inertia of the scientific community.
One day we will reach out for the stars, but it is folly to think we will be the first to have done so. I have formed this opinion only since that night in 1988. I was formerly a person who looked at the sky expecting only the usual clutter of planes, stars, and the occasional blinking satellite.
Our encounter was on a crisp fall night like any other, with errands to be completed. The sky was clear and full of stars. My wife and I were returning from the grocery store, driving northward along Fischer Road in Salem, Oregon. It is a residential thoroughfare that parallels Interstate 5. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something hovering over the freeway. The unnatural stillness and lack of visible support for the object had caught my eye.
At first I thought it was a traffic helicopter, which by itself would have been unusual in this area. As I looked closer at the object, the uniqueness of it compelled me to pull the car over to the side of the road and stop. I got out and listened hard for the sound of rotor noise, but there was none.
The fact that it was only about 200 feet away made this highly unusual. The craft had lights about its perimeter, but the exact outline of the body was strangely indistinct, like it had a low profile when viewed from the side.
In an attempt to explain the phenomenon, I initially dismissed it as one of those Harrier jets that can vent the exhaust downward for landing. However, the quietness of the craft and the fact it was over the freeway made this impossible. As human beings symbolic logic is our forte.
It is one of the things that distinguish us from lower primates and other animals. But there was nothing in my experience with which I could represent the UFO in my mind, so I came up with the best that I could, a rather poor representation of what I was actually seeing.
Later this would become more pronounced, a bothersome feeling of something totally alien in my familiar world. My wife was also observing the strange craft. Exchanging glances with her, I got back in the car and we drove on to Silverton Road, turning left and passing under the freeway and several blocks westward to our apartment.
As we turned into the parking lot, we both viewed a sight that is still fixed in my mind like a photograph. There was the hovering craft directly over the parking lot. It had followed us over from the freeway. I had to drive toward it as I pulled into our parking spot. We watched in amazement for a few moments and then decided to get out.
There were no bright lights shining downward, and nobody else was outside at the apartment complex at this hour to view it besides my wife and I.
There was just it and the two of us, as if we had been selected out of a nighttime crowd that was too busy to look upward. One of my impressions at the time was how unusually easy it was for something so remarkable to be otherwise unobserved in the dark sky.
It appeared that the UFO inhabitants had seen us watching them, and they were now looking at us out of curiosity or to see if we represented some kind of threat. At this point the craft was about 70 feet overhead.
I could see clearly it was perhaps 30 feet across, with a triangular shape that was outlined with small round lights. There was no significant sound coming from it, only a faint humming that was barely noticeable.
The way it hovered absolutely motionless made it all the more fantastic. The craft quietly defied all rational attempts to explain it. It was real, a dark gray triangle floating in a sea of stars. We stared at it for what seemed like thirty seconds. By now tension had built to an alarming degree, so we hastened inside our apartment and walked directly across to the patio door to look out.
The craft was slowly moving southward, building speed with deliberate precision. Its ponderous mass floated like it was a feather, disappearing in the night sky. Since we had said little during the event, I asked what my wife had seen as verification. She mirrored my observations. Looking at the clock, we were relieved to see no time was missing.
I feel privileged to have viewed such an amazing phenomenon. We shall never forget it.
Was it a secret military prototype, the implementation of Nikola Tesla’s later theories of gravity repulsion, spawned from his confiscated notes? Perhaps. But at this late date nothing resembling it has surfaced in the news. Or was it something from beyond our solar system, cloaked in darkness and the ignorance of our more primitive world? NOTE: The above image is CGI.
On the 20th January 1988, whilst driving on the Eyre Highway, Nullarbor, Australia, Faye Knowles, her 3 sons, and the family dog, were traveling towards South Australia to visit some relatives.
As they were driving along, they suddenly saw a strange light ahead of them. It was pale yellow and seemed to be zigzagging around. The object then shot straight towards the Knowles family and hovered right in front of the car.
They described the object as looking like an egg in an egg cup.
After swerving and zigzagging themselves to try and get clear of the object, they suddenly realized that the object was now hovering directly above their car.
The Knowles family could hear a high-pitched humming sound as the car was being tossed from side to side by apparently very strong winds.
During this time they also noticed a terrible smell of electrical burning, and the car was filling up with a strange grey mist.
All of a sudden they realized that the car was no longer touching the surface of the road. It seemed to be hovering a few meters up.
After a short while the car crashed back down to earth and crashed off the edge of the highway. Inside the car there was a fine sprinkling of powder, and the strange electrical burning smell.
They reported the incident to both police and UFO investigators, who took samples of the grey powder. The powder contained chemicals very similar to those that NASA uses to coat the surface of the space shuttle.
One theory put forward was that they had been engulfed in a fierce and very unusual form of electrically charged tornado. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Sheila and Henry Baker were driving home with their three children about 8:35 p.m., after going out to dinner. As they neared the waterfront, Sheila noticed something hovering over the lake and they drove down to the beach to investigate and got out of the car.
The moon was bright and there was ice on the lake; Sheila could hear it cracking like claps of thunder.
Plainly visible was a huge, gunmetal gray football-shaped object that was rocking back and forth, blinding white light emanating from both ends, but it was silent. Then the object began moving, swinging one end toward the shore and descending. The Bakers became frightened, ran back to their car and fled.
When they got home, the object was still visible from a window that faced the lake.
The object moved out over the ice and continued to descend, with red and blue lights now flashing in sequence along its lower edge. Sheila then called the Eastlake police to report a UFO, and was finally referred to the Coast Guard.
Suddenly 5 or 6 bright yellow triangular objects shot out of the center of the large object and began darting around independently. Once they stopped and hovered, point up, around the parent object, then sped away to the north, turned east, then inland toward the Perry nuclear power plant.
At this point Sheila called the Coast Guard, which sent a team to their house to investigate. Seaman James Power and Petty Officer John Knaub arrived towing a Boston Whaler, a seaworthy boat.
When Sheila pointed to the main craft and some of the triangular objects still zipping around it, the men drove closer to the lake to investigate, accompanied by the Bakers.
At the lakefront they could hear the ice rumbling and roaring.
In their incident report later sent by teletype to the Coast Guard headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, the men were quoted as saying that “the ice was cracking and moving abnormal amounts as the object came closer to it.”
Power and Knaub gave a running report to their base via the two-way radio in their Chevy Suburban on what they were seeing. The window was down, and the Bakers overheard them saying words to the effect, “Be advised the object appears to be landing on the lake… There are other objects moving around it.
Be advised these smaller objects are going at high rates of speed. There are no engine noises and they are very, very low.”
One of the triangles zoomed straight toward the Coast Guard vehicle, a blur of light, then veered east, straight up, and came down beside the parent object.
Two witnesses in separate locations also reported seeing the triangles. Suddenly the triangles returned and one by one entered the side of the parent object as it seemed to land on the ice.
The ellipse flashed a series of red, blue, and yellow lights, the light emanating from the end of the object turned from white to red, and the triangles re-emerged and hovered above it. The noise from the ice abruptly ceased, and the lights and triangles disappeared. NOTE: The above image is CGI.