On the evening of 15th October 1972, police helicopter pilot, Pat Spafford was on night patrol duty from the skies of Pasadena, California, where he overlooked the mountains and foothills of this largely picturesque part of the United States.
Beneath him, the roads crisscrossed each other, interspersed with the greenery and urban trails of the woodlands. Such sprawling coliseums for the modern gladiators as the Rose Bowl also commanded his attention, with even more contemporary towers reaching ever upwards from the ground below.
Matisoft (left) and Spafford (right)
As Spafford and his flying partner, Al Matisoft surveyed the area below them, each of them noticed strange flashing lights in the distance near the foothills of the mountain ranges. They believed it was a military helicopter, possibly a Sikorsky one. Strangely, however, it was hovering relatively low to the ground over a residential area.
As the police helicopter approached the mysterious aerial vehicle, though, it suddenly rose in the air before heading towards the west of their location. The pilots each agreed to follow it and investigate further.
As they moved in, however, the craft appeared to descend quickly, “as if it was going into auto rotation”. As the patrol unit got closer, however, they could see a “large, round, and rotating” object. It had the appearance of a “big bunch of balloons tied together” and the pilots would estimate it was traveling around 60 miles per hour.
Spafford would announce over the helicopter’s intercom system that “a UFO” was in front of them.
I’m Going To “Light It Up!”
At the same time as Spafford was reporting the sighting to the switchboard desk, Matisoft would shut down the main lights and switch to their “night star” search lights. This was “standard operating procedure” for activating the search lights.
The two pilots, however, would disagree in the moment about their course of action. Spafford would switch the running lights back on in response to Matisoft stating he was going to “light it up!” Spafford, being the higher ranking, insisted they simply observe.
They continued to watch the craft, its lights still flashing, for several moments as it continued west but at the same speed as the helicopter and so maintaining the same distance.
As this was happening, a dense fog was beginning to roll in over the area from the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Once again, so as to avoid getting lost in the fog, standard procedure was for them to return to base at Bracket Field in nearby Pomona. They would continue westward, however, keeping the object within its range and their sights.
Sudden Acceleration Over The Rose Bowl
Below them, the details and yard lines of the field at the Rose Bowl stadium were clear to the pilots such was their altitude. Just in front of them, the strange disc-shaped craft passed over the stadium. However, shortly after doing so, it began to increase its speed dramatically. In fact, “in just a few seconds” the object had vanished into the distance, well beyond the skyscrapers and glass towers of downtown Los Angeles.
Both pilots were shocked at the pace of the craft, stating it was clearly traveling at a speed “faster than supersonic”. After taking a moment to gather their senses and thoughts, Spafford would head back to base. Once on the ground, they would begin investigating the incident, beginning by contacting other airports and control towers in the area.
However, no airports – military or commercial – had anything out of the ordinary on their radar screens. And none of the air force bases – at least officially – were conducting any type of experiment or test flight. It is perhaps worth noting that when Matisoft contact Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he had the distinct impression that not only were they not being fully honest in their responses, but that they were “expecting” such reports.
Despite a lack of further supportive evidence, the pilots would agree to submit an incident report, and so placing the encounter officially on record.
A (Still) Unexplained Case With Ambiguous Loose Ends
The two officers would initially remain silent regarding the incident following their reports. However, as talk got around their department, including several “jibes” aimed their way, they would speak openly to anyone who might ask them about it. Over the years, particularly Matisoft, they would continue to do so. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
“I saw a stickman entity when I was a kid through the door hole in my parents’ flat. I was going to the elementary school so this must have happened in early to mid 90s. Possibly around 1993-1995. This happened in Turkey, city of İzmir. It was a sunny afternoon in April and I was waiting for my friend to come and play PC games together. I heard a sound coming from the apartment’s corridor and thought my friend arrived. Went to the door to peek through the door hole. I saw a stickman-like figure standing in front of our neighbor’s door. It was not black. It looked like it was made out of clean light brown wood. It had black spheres for hands, feet and head. Visually its body, limbs and the black spheres were identical to giant matchsticks in color and proportion. Even weirder, it was wearing a yellowish fedora hat with transparent dark fabric hanging from the edges. I could still see that it had no facial features through the thin fabric. I was very confused but kept watching it and it did not move for about five seconds. Then it made a slightly quick wavy movement with its arms (like the motion is carried from one arm to the other) and that scared me off. My mom was at home so I ran to her and told her that there’s something in the apartment. We saw nothing when we checked back. Later I discarded it as an optical illusion since I saw this through the door hole. Maybe there was some dirt or a bug with long legs on the door hole lens. Years later I found about the stickman, hatman and shadow people phenomenon and that really creeped me out. Arethrid. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
“I saw a very large black triangle craft in January of 2000 while hunting for wild pigs on a family farm in southern Illinois. I was there with my brother in law and father in law and the farm was his uncles. The hogs had destroyed crops each year and it was ruining their income. To get as many of them as possible we set up tree stands and corn bait to kill as many as possible. It’s legal in every state to do that. At around 4 am or 4:30 I observed a huge dark object coming south southwest and it was blocking out most of the sky and stars. I never heard any sound. It came almost directly over me at about 500 to 1000 feet and had to be at least large enough to sit a pro football stadium on top without seeing it. It went passed me and stopped directly over where my wife’s brother was. It didn’t move for at least a couple minutes. I was talking to him on a hand held radio and he was in complete panic. I was too but I was also intrigued by it. This was not man made. I know that because it continued Southwest and started doing this step up maneuvering then shot off at a speed I can’t estimate. As we went to check on my father in law I saw it moving across the sky at what had to be several thousand miles per hour. Then shot up into space and disappeared. My father in law couldn’t even speak. We tried to get what he saw and he was in shock. When the object was sitting still earlier I had looked at it through my rifle scope and it had a strange texture to the outside shell. The only source of light coming from it was at the rear and it was an odd glow. I served in the Marines in the Air Wing and my father in law was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. We weren’t familiar with anything remotely close to that craft. When he finally calmed down back at the house, he too felt it was not human made. I totally agree with you and I don’t feel these triangle UFO’s are black projects. They wouldn’t look like that and be so huge with no sounds and flown in areas where people could observe them. I later read in the newspapers that 5 separate police departments saw the same craft and so did several civilians giving the same report.” Frank Pitts. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
SPECIAL NOTE: The “St. Clair Triangle”, “UFO Over Illinois”, “Southern Illinois UFO”, or “Highland, Illinois UFO” sighting occurred on January 5, 2000 over the towns of Highland, Dupo, Lebanon, Shiloh, Summerfield, Millstadt, and O’Fallon, Illinois, beginning shortly after 4:00 am. Five on-duty police officers around these locales, along with various other eyewitnesses, sighted and reported a massive, silent, triangular craft operating at an unusual treetop level altitude and speeds. One of the police officers even managed to get a single, yet ambiguous polaroid photograph of the object. The incident was examined in various television shows including the ABC special Seeing is Believing with Peter Jennings, an hour-long Discovery Channel special UFOs Over Illinois, an episode of the Syfy series Proof Positive and a half-hour-long independent documentary titled The Edge of Reality: Illinois UFO, January 5, 2000 by Darryl Barker Productions. Sufjan Stevens sang about this incident in the song “Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois” on his 2005 album Illinois.
On this particular day, sometime in May 1992, Francovich was taking her two large dogs – each of which was trained to attack if necessary – through the lime trees of a deserted stretch of the Miami countryside. Far from the sun-kissed bodies and party atmosphere of downtown Miami, though, here was serene and quiet.
That was until a loud noise from somewhere behind her like “someone chopping down a tree with an ax”. She turned around, and in front of her was a strange “humanoid being” with “grayish pink skin” and approximately just under five feet tall.
She would recall how it looked “plastic” from a distance until she looked closer and could then tell it was “wearing snug-fitting, metallic looking clothing”. This was so tightly clad to the creature that it “clearly showed the shape of its body”. She would state to Moulton Howe:
The most alarming thing that caught my attention immediately was the head!
She would continue that the upper skull was much larger – disproportionately so – than the lower half. What really stood out, though, was the “huge, black, almond-shaped eyes”. These had no whites or pupils to them, just deep black. Where one would expect the nose and mouth to be were considerably smaller than a humans.
Furthermore, although she could see something similar to ears, they were essentially flat to the creature’s head.
Two Halves Of A Body That Simply Didn’t Match
When Francovich went on to describe the creature’s body, she would state it was “as startling as the head”. She would claim to Moulton Howe:
…the upper torso did not match the lower torso. The arms were very long, without what we muscle tone, very skinny, extending into very long hands (which) were six-fingered…!
She would go on to state that she checked the digits several times – again using her experience of studying primates – and was particularly fascinated that the creature had five fingers AND a thumb. And what’s more, the thumb was in the same location as the human thumb resides.
Overall, the creature had a “very slender frame”, at least the top half. Except that is for a “little pot-belly” that jutted out slightly.
However, when Francovich would begin to describe the creature’s lower half, she specifically pointed out how “over-developed” it was by comparison to the upper half. She would continue:
The thighs were actually over-developed. Coming down to the calves they looked like exactly like the legs of a well-trained athlete…The feet were small, I mean too small for the rest of the body!
On its feet was something similar to shoes made from the same metallic material as the tightfitting bodysuit.
Well it is pure speculation on our part, this description of such an out of proportion body is an interesting detail, and one that brings to mind some of the conspiracies regarding the depiction of the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Akhenaten, whose body had very similar dimensions, and who some ancient astronaut theorists have suggested was an alien-hybrid creature.
A Strange Creature, The Likes Of Which She Had Never Seen!
Francovich would state that although she had worked closely with many animals – some of them dangerous in the extreme – she had “never seen a being like this”. She would go on to state how she would feel “shell-shocked” by the sightings.
However, not because she sensed danger, as she “had no time to think about that”, but because she had no idea what she was looking at. For all the creatures and experience she had, during which she had been around the vast majority of species in her part of the world, this new figure was something completely new.
She would also state that she had the profound feeling that the strange creature was just as shocked as she. She would state:
We both were at a dead stand-off, just staring at each other!
Throughout all of this, Francovich’s two dogs had sat patiently by her feet. While she didn’t know if this was because of some kind of mental control over them by the creature, she remained certain that “something out of the normal was taking place”.
She would recall how the very moment they saw the strange figure they immediately lay submissively on the ground. In fact, they had the look of sleeping dogs to Francovich.
The two continued to stare at each other for several moments. Francovich tried to take in as much detail as possible while maintained the safe distance between them. Then, the strange creature began to run.
A Strange Tunnel Out Of Nowhere From “Densely Growing Vines!”
Instead of turning around and running herself in the opposite direction, Francovich stood and stared at this bizarre creature. And more specifically, the way it ran. She would compare its movements to that of a gazelle, which were similar to someone on a pogo stick. She was elaborate:
…leap, leap, leap, with very little effort. This is exactly how this being ran. It would actually spring!
She would estimate that it “easily” jumped to a distance of three feet with each leap.
This is another discreetly interesting detail from Francovich. Several other close contact witnesses have made very similar assertions as to the way such creatures move. Furthermore, if we look back to the legends of Spring Heeled Jack from the 1800s England, its movements, as the name might suggest, were extremely similar.
After a moment, she too began to run. However, she ran in the same direction as the creature, almost “neck and neck” with it. The two dogs followed, remaining just behind her heels. This would continue for a distance equivalent to “several city blocks”. The entire time she would keep her sights on the creature.
Then, out of nowhere, a “tunnel” appeared out of the “densely growing vines”. She would state to Mouton Howe that:
…he darted right into it and disappeared!
She would continue that as soon as it vanished a “wall of stench” of a combination of sulphuric acid and formaldehyde. In fact, the intensity was so bad that it “burned the lining” of her nose.
Although she couldn’t explain why, she “knew instantly that there were others” inside the tunnel. What’s more, there was:
…a lot of them (and) I knew they were waiting for me to follow…!
It was then she would stop dead and turn around. And run.
A “Different Kind Of Encounter” The Following Day
With her dogs close behind her, she ran for around a mile and a half before finally stopping to take stock of the situation. They then eventually returned home. However, she would bring both dogs back to the area the following day. And this time, they would have “a different kind of encounter”.
As she was running along the same track as the previous day, a black car came up the track and straight towards her. The vehicle would show “government plates”. It came to a stop right next to her, the windows rolled down allowing her to see two men sat inside, each wearing a black suit.
They would ask, matter-of-factly, if she had “ever seen anything strange” in the area. As calmly as she could she shook her head.
Whether they believed her or not she wasn’t sure. However, the man nearest to her in the passenger seat stretched out his arm to offer her a business card. When she looked at it she could see a “raised gold emblem of the White House” but no other significant details that might reveal their identity or department.
Again, a strong feeling would run through her that the two men knew of her encounter with the strange creature. And the tunnel that it vanished into. She also believed that they were not sure if she had or hadn’t seen the said creature or not.
She would keep both incidents to herself for several weeks before eventually telling her husband. With her permission, he would write of her account for the aforementioned Unknown magazine.
More Evidence Of An Extraterrestrial Presence On Earth?
The encounter remains unexplained. However, Florida is perhaps one of the states in America with a persistent abundance of UFO and strange creature encounters. Many such sightings would appear to fall into the cryptology field. Such reports of the creatures as the Skunk Ape, for example, surface often – although these are more Bigfoot-type creatures to gray alien.
However, how many of these sightings may be down to the respective witnesses being mistaken about what they saw. Only instead of rationalizing it to an escaped or wild animal, perhaps at least some are sightings of similar creatures in the area?
And what about the apparent Men In Black presence? While many researchers insist such a group and the US government remain separate agencies with no connection, Francovich insisted that the vehicle in which they drove had “government plates”. Is there a shadow agency within the US government that is aware, even protecting, an extraterrestrial presence in America?
While that is a bizarre and outlandish question for some, we should perhaps consider just how respected a researcher, investigator, and author Linda Mouton Howe is. The fact she chose to involve herself in the case should perhaps speak volumes as to its authenticity. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
My experience was in Iraq, early summer 2008, en route from Mosul to Tal’Afar. I was a UH-60 crew chief in the U.S. Army. Just past the mountainous ridgeline in the desert, we were about 10 min from landing. I sat right seat, one of my first times on mission flying right seat. NVG as well, about 12 midnight. I looked out over the ridgeline to the north in the distance and noticed a sphere, like a perfect sphere, no lights or anything. I was a fresh journeyman so I knew cosmetic blemishes and operational defects and all. I tilted the goggles to offset any reference points, still there. Shook my head left and right with the limited 20 degree view, still there. I thought I’d say something to my pilot at the time that I thought I saw a ufo, as soon as I said that that, it amended its parallel flight path from us, and shot off to the northwest much faster than the 130 knots it was traveling. That was something I’ll never forget. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This case is under investigation by International Director Ken Pfeifer of MUFON Iraq.
In 1951, Mr. M was a 19-year-old corporal based at Nellis Air Force Base and was one of several personnel on sentry duty around the perimeter of the nuclear testing range at Yucca Flat. One particular October morning (either 22nd, 28th, or 30th based on official nuclear test records, with the 30th being the most likely), not long after sunrise (between 6 and 7 am), he was on such duty, with an expected nuclear test detonation around 15 minutes away.
The early morning sky – approximately 6:45 am – was perfectly clear. However, when he looked in the direction of the test site he could clearly see three “silvery elliptical objects” hovering directly overhead. The three objects were identical, with a flat underside and a dome on top. They appeared to be in a purposely triangular formation with one of the crafts in front of the remaining two, which were positioned on either side and behind it.
Mr. M couldn’t hear any sound emanating from the three strange objects. Each of them, however, would shine brightly as their silver exterior reflected the steadily rising sun.
With Mr. M at this stage was another young guard who saw exactly what he was looking at. After witnessing the shining objects for several moments, he would retreat to inform the Corporal of the Guard leaving Mr. M alone.
By the time they returned, numerous other objects had arrived, each seemingly in their own formations, but all over the test site. What is quite bizarre is how the objects were seemingly just there all of a sudden, with none of the witnesses able to state they had seen them actually arrive. In total, the men would count and record 18 identical silver discs.
Mr. M and his colleagues would continue to observe the strange crafts for between “30 seconds to a minute” longer before they suddenly “vanished in seconds” moving upwards at an angle.
The Corporal of the Guard would state matter-of-factly:
If we’re smart, we won’t say anything about this!
It would appear none of them did. That was until Mr. M spoke with Webb 13 years later in 1964. Mr. M would attest that, at least in military circles, he didn’t hear any mention of the incident again.
Was their presence purely coincidence? Or were they there in a surveillance capacity? Mr. M would certainly claim his belief that not only was the sighting connected to a monitoring of human activities, but that the intelligence behind such sightings was, at least to his mind, undoubtedly extraterrestrial. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
A large object with a turquoise hue plummeted out of the sky earlier this summer and plowed into the earth south of Las Vegas near Needles, California.
Eyewitnesses say this was no meteorite, especially since a bunch of helicopters came looking for it and then hauled it away.
The object was seen in the early morning hours of May 14. It appeared to crash into the ground just west of the Colorado River. And that’s when things got interesting for residents of the area.
Somewhere in the rough terrain just west of the Colorado River and south of Needles is a point of impact, maybe some burn marks, created by something that fell from the sky. Frank Costigan saw it because he got up at 3 a.m. to let his cat out — a fiery object that flashed across the sky, but it wasn’t a meteor he says.
“It was bright, bright enough that it illuminated the ground,” he said.
For seven years, Costigan worked as the chief of airport security at L.A.X. He says the mystery object flew out of the north east, heading southwest, traveling very fast, but at one point it slowed down, then sped up again.
“It went behind a hill, and I waited to see if I could hear it crash because as big as it was, it was bound to make noise,” he said.
But he didn’t hear a crash. Hours later, David Hayes, the owner of KTOX Radio in Needles, was coming to work when he spotted an odd formation of dark vehicles getting off the highway. He drew a picture of the lead vehicle, a large truck with a dome on top and a black structure that reminded him of a stealth fighter.
“It seemed like it was some kind of surveillance vehicle — four-wheel drive. It had government plates, U.S. government plates and behind it were a couple of vans that looked like support vehicles,” said Hayes.
The men inside had a military bearing, Hayes said, but weren’t in uniform. He made eye contact with one of the drivers and the guy followed him. Later in the day, one of the vehicles was parked outside the station, seemingly conducting a surveillance of the place.
“These guys staring you down had a ‘Men in Black’ feel to it?” asks Knapp.
“Absolutely. Very serious, serious as a heart attack,” said Hayes.
Coincidentally, Costigan, the ex-cop, works on investigations for Hayes. When he came in to the radio station, he told Hayes about the thing he had seen in the sky, and Hayes told him about the Men in Black.
Then they got another piece of the puzzle — a call from a man who lives in a houseboat on the river, who said he saw the fiery object — that it had crashed about 100 yards west of the river, that it landed with a thump. Hayes says he’s known the witness for years by the name Bob on the river. Bob thought a plane had crashed and tried to call 911 but his cell wouldn’t work, so he moved his boat out into the river, and then heard the helicopters.
In an interview with journalist Linda Howe, Bob says he saw at least five helicopters flying in formation, including a large sky crane. The crane picked up the oval shaped object, still glowing, and flew away, heading in the direction of Las Vegas. One odd detail, the choppers arrived only 17 minutes after the object crashed. He described it to Hayes.
“It was about the size of a semi-trailer, he says, oblong shaped thing,” said Hayes.
Out of the blue, the station got a call from a friend in Laughlin who said the Laughlin Airport had been inundated on the night of the crash with so-called Janet planes. That’s the airline that flies workers to top secret Area 51. Costigan says the airport could not confirm this because no one is on duty after 6 p.m. at night, not even in the tower.
The black vehicles have left Needles. Bob the houseboat guy can’t be found either.
“The fact that there were people here the next day, it was almost like they were doing some sort of cleanup or whatever. The point is, something definitely happened.
The I-Team phoned nearly every agency we could think of to see if they had received any report or knew anything. We were not surprised to learn that no one knew anything.
Here’s the list — police agencies in three states, the Laughlin Airport, the weather service, the FAA and several military bases.
A military watchdog group found a public record showing there was at least one army helicopter in the air in that area at that time. The helicopter, oddly enough, is listed as being attached to a U.S. base in Europe.
We are filing freedom of information requests and will report back when we get responses. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
My girlfriend and I were leaving her house to go to dinner just after 8:00 pm at Woodlake Ave. and Saticoy Blvd. Both of us were seated in my convertible with the top down. I remember there were terrible brush fires just to the north of us near Santa Clarita and the smell of smoke was heavy in the air.
Before I started my car to back out of her driveway I noticed a unusually large object in the northeastern sky that caught my attention. I have always been an airplane buff, I spent hours as a kid listening to my aircraft radio, always at the end of some runway, always one eye toward the sky, built untold plastic models.
So I know planes and can spot and classify military aircraft on sight. I have been to untold air shows and really enjoy the most exotic of aircraft, and what I saw that Friday evening frightened the hell out of me. I pointed it out to my girlfriend and she asked what it was, I replied, “Looks like a friggin’ UFO to me babe!”
Just between her and her neighbor’s house, low in the northeastern sky from up here in the foothills, an absolutely enormous V-shaped craft was lazily headed due north. Its lack of forward speed almost suggested a lighter than air vehicle if it was a reasonably sized craft, but I knew what I was seeing was either a distorted sense of scale, or this “V” had to be several hundreds of feet across MINIMUM!
There were numerous red lights visible from the lower rear, three quarters degree view we had, so we were at i’s “8 o’clock low” from its vantage. As far as the number of lights I cannot say for certain, I am now uncertain if they lined the forward leading edge perimeter, or were line abreast, across the bottom surface, (ventral) at right angle to the center line on the V.
There was a reddish glow emanating or reflecting off of the bottom, almost a shimmering, with some intricate fine detail barely visible underneath, through the reddish glow I first attributed to reflection from the nearby forest fire. There were no visible means of propulsion evident.
I cannot stress the lumbering slow movement of this object away from us ,and when it passed behind a neighbor’s leafless tree, I quickly sped 30 feet out of the driveway to gain a better unobstructed vantage again, away from the tree, no more than 5 seconds, it was gone!
I could not see any possible obstruction that could have prevented visual reacquisition. It just vanished! My girlfriend remembers being very aware then of numerous private and light commercial traffic in the sky, as there is always in the vicinity of the Van Nuys airport. I had this impression as well, but felt it was a result of such intense target fixation observing the object then having no stimulus directly forward tends to widen your perception from the tunnel vision we experienced.
We humans are predator by nature with both eyes fixed forward for expanded depth perception, keyed to movement. I wish I could say I photographed my sighting, but there are seldom good cameras when you need them around. I did make a crude animated .gif file the very next day to try and record the event to the best of my and my girlfriend’s recollection.
I didn’t come forward earlier because I have always scoffed and outwardly derided people who have claimed to have witnessed things like I now have. I didn’t want to be, “one of those people,” but I am now.
I’m not going to pilgrimage out to Roswell or anything or claim abduction stories, but I will share what I saw, and know to be seen by at least me and my girlfriend. Thank God she was there to back me up!
Lastly, this was above a major population area of more than 1.8 million in the valley alone, within easy visual range of one of the busiest private aviation airports in the world, Van Nuys airport. It doesn’t add up?
Casebook Reader Responds
In response to your story about the V shaped UFO over So Cal on November 14th, 2008, (see below), my family and I also saw it that night from our back deck in Calabasas. I immediately reported it to MUFON, and later spoke to them by phone. I also reported it to some other online sites.
For the next few days, I searched the Internet for others who may have seen it, but was unsuccessful. I did find a video shot on November 13th (a year earlier) in 2007, taken by two young women on their way from San Diego to Bakersfield off the 5 Freeway.
It showed the exact same craft we saw.
Earlier this month, I was searching the Net once again, and came across others who saw the triangle on Nov 14. This link shows one report from a family of four in Long Beach, in which one observer, a woman who is a technical advisor for military and police for film and television, saw the craft through high-powered binoculars.
It completely blew me away. She describes it as something out of “Battlestar Galactica,” complete with multi-level docking ports. NOTE: The above image is CGI from the witness.
2018…A BRITISH skywatcher got the surprise of his life when he spotted a UFO flying past the moon and now conspiracy theorists think it could be a secret NASA cover-up.
Video footage shows the moment Jason Callum aimed his telescope at the lunar surface to get a better look at the craters. But what he ended up uncovering left him stunned.
The clip, captured from Bracknell, Berkshire, shows the moment a small black object made its way across the screen, zooming from right to left. Jason attempted to follow its journey, but once the light from the moon had gone, it was impossible to track.
Followers were asked what they thought it could be.
“Looks like a mothership dropping some aliens off,” one viewer claimed. Another added: “Looks like its circling the moon looking for something.” And a third claimed: “Could be the black knight.” The Black Knight satellite is said to be a spacecraft in near-polar orbit of Earth that is of extraterrestrial origin.
The Canadian Government has authorized open public access to thousands of federal government documents concerning UFOs. A total of 9500 digitized documents spanning the years 1947 to the early 1980s have been made available through the Library and Archives Canada website.
Titled “Canada’s UFOs: The Search for the Unknown” the files include correspondence, reports, memos and procedures, some of which specifically deal with UFOs. The files come from Canada’s National Defense Department, the Department of Transport, the National Research Council, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Canada’s release of its UFO X-Files follows closely upon the release at the end of January of Denmark’s UFO files. Britain continues to release thousands of UFO files through a program of gradual releases it began in May 2007 through its national archives with the most recent being on October 2008. The French Space Agency had earlier announced on March 22, 2007, that it was making public its secret UFO files through a government website.
The important difference between the released Canadian UFO files with other country releases is the inclusion of departmental analyses rather than simply reports of UFO sightings. According to Victor Viggiani from Exopolitics Toronto , who has been monitoring the Canadian Government UFO website since its inception, “The Canadian files do not simply list UFO sightings; they describe actions, meetings and inter-departmental memoranda generated by Canadian officials that attempt to make sense of the considerable onslaught of UFO sightings as well as referencing American problems with keeping abreast of UFO sightings.”
For example, a September 1967 memo titled “Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) – Investigations”, was released which stated:
A number of investigations of the reports suggest the possibility of UFOs exhibiting some unique scientific information or advanced technology which could possibly contribute to scientific or technical research.
Another memo details a UFO sighting at Shag Harbor witnessed by member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and six civilian witnesses on the night of October 4, 1967. The memo describes how “[w]itnesses reported seeing an object 60 feet in length moving in an easterly direction before it descended rapidly into the water, making a bright splash on impact.” The report continued: “A single white light appeared on the surface of the water for a short period of time. The RCMP, with help from local fishermen and their boats, endeavoured to reach the object before it sank completely.”
Undoubtedly the most significant documents are those associated with a 1950-1952 classified investigation and analysis of UFOs by a Department of Transportation team led by Wilbert Smith, a senior radio engineer. In his Project Magnet Report, Smith commented extensively on the flight performance of UFOs that were far in advance to anything known at the time:
… it is difficult to reconcile this performance with the capabilities of our technology, and unless the technology of some terrestrial nation is much more advanced than is generally known, we are forced to the conclusion that the vehicles are probably extra-terrestrial, in spite of our prejudices to the contrary.”
While not all of the information made available through the Canadian archives is completely new to UFO researchers, it does provide a comprehensive online archive for the public and media to scrutinize the Canadian Government UFO X-Files. Canada first began to release UFO files through its archive in October 2007, and these have quickly increased to its present level of 9500 files. NOTE” The above image is CGI.