Hi Ken : I was taking photographs of the Teign Estuary and the surrounding area when I spotted an object that was way off in the distance. Whatever the object was it appeared to be stationery and was hovering above a field. I took a photograph and then zoomed in on the object to see what it could be. The object was black and appeared to be oval shaped. I could not discern any more detail other than that. I was looking right at it through the viewfinder of my Nikon P900 camera when it just suddenly disappeared. It was really strange the object made no movement whatsoever so I was really perplexed by how it had just vanished like that. Then to my surprise a black helicopter appeared from out of nowhere behind me and went roaring over head which really startled me as I had not heard it approaching. I quickly took some photographs and watched as the black helicopter flew towards the area where the object had been. I watched on in amazement as the black helicopter flew around circling the precise area where just a minute ago the oval shaped object had been hovering stationery. The black helicopter circled the area for about two minutes before it then flew off at speed heading towards Teignmouth. It was pretty clear to me that whoever was inside of that black helicopter must of had prior knowledge of the black oval shaped object.
They must of known it would appear at this location at that time. It was very strange. It seems that someone is still monitoring UFO activity in the U.K. Could it be the government or could it be a private organisation with ties to the U.N.? Who knows…? The photographs were taken 12:53 PM on the 26 of June 2020, at the Teign Estuary Devon England. All the best John.
We were chatting outside, around 9pm. The sky was still very clear and clear. It was I who spotted the first of the bright objects in the sky, as if the sunlight was reflected on their surface. We counted 4. They were all moving in the same direction, at approximately equal distance. We thought of balloons because there was no noise.
They were very high, cloud height, North direction I would say. We didn’t have a telescope so I opted for the super zoom of my Pentax. My neighbor was able to take 7 photos before the objects were too far away. When you zoom in as much as possible on the small object in the center of the photos, you can clearly see that these are not balloons. There is an elongated shape and a kind of base. We really have the impression of seeing reactors and on one of the photos, we even distinguish different colors (white, red, green) … We thought of military drones but we don’t see any fins on photos. So we ask ourselves lots of questions.
I specify that we lost the 4th object of sight. The first was ahead and the other two followed. We can say that the formation of the 3 was in a triangle. They have always followed their trajectory, no random flight. We also thought of space debris … but the objects had the same shape. The sighting ended when they were no longer within sight.
NOTE: The MUFON investigator guessed that they were balloons and closed out the case as IFO….identified flying object.
I DISAGREE WITH THOSE FINDINGS. GUESSING IS NOT INVESTIGATING...…. KEN PFEIFER
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.
Many of the subscribers to the newsletter already have received the
informational packet which contains the eight-page fax message from the
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) regarding the peculiar and
dramatic UFO sighting, flash, and explosion that occurred over McMinnville,
TN, at 7:30 p.m. (local) on Saturday night, January 7, 1995.
For those of our readers who may not have read the original fax the
Center received from TEMA shortly after the incident, a brief summary is
as follows: In the vicinity of Shellsford and Irving College, TN, both
on the outskirts of McMinnville in Warren County, TN, many citizens reported
to the local “911” emergency switchboard that they had witnessed
strange lights – red, green, and blue – below the thin overcast, which
descended slowly and almost vertically to earth. The red light visible
was the largest, with at least two smaller green lights above it. They
were reported by many witnesses to be like “roman candles” (a
type of 4th of July firework). Some of the witnesses who called the Warren
Co. “911” switchboard described the objects as “huge,”
and although different witnesses described the lights slightly differently
from one another, they all agreed that multiple, brightly lighted, bizarre-looking
objects were descending slowly toward the ground. Some reported that one
or both of the two green “clusters” of lights “exploded
into fragments.” Then, after the colored lights descended low enough
to disappear from all observers’ line of sight, an intense white flash
occurred which was bright enough to be blinding. At least one person stated
that he had heard the explosion concommitant to the flash.
The fax then goes on to state that at least one individual who had seen the flash from the explosion rushed to the local airport and took off in a private aircraft in attempt to assess from the air the damage he assumed would have been caused by an explosion of that magnitude. Remarkably, he observed nothing noteworthy – no fires, or other damage – and returned to the airport after several minutes of searching the area. NOTE: The above image is real but from another sighting.
At approximately 2145 hours on Thursday night, December 29, 1994, a
mother (with her six children) was driving north on the Zaring Cut-Off
Road in southeastern Washington State, just 5 miles north of the Snake
River. Several of her children suddenly started shouting, and called the
mother’s attention to three extraordinarily bright lights above a recently
harvested wheat field off to the right (east) side of the road. At first
they thought the lights were the landing lights of an airliner at low altitude,
perhaps making a forced landing in the field, and flying directly toward
them. Then one of the older children suggested the lights were the headlights
on a “semi” (an 18-wheel truck), but they almost immediately
realized that description didn’t fit, either.
Suddenly, the family began to see the objects that were attached to
the three lights, and they were awed by the vision! They saw three coal
black, delta-shaped craft, with articulating structures on their noses,
from which the blinding lights were radiating. They appeared to be scanning
the ground ahead of them. The objects, apparently locked in tight, unwavering
formation, slowly drifted across the road (and car) at very low speed,
slowly turned left (south) and proceeded south parallel to the road the
family was on.
The mother submitted an excellent 3-page report, together with a drawing
of one of the crafts she reportedly witnessed that night. In addition,
she submitted a detailed drawing of the area and the approximate flight
path of the objects.
Drawing of La Crosse, Washington ship provided by witness
The mother reported that the objects were right above their car, they
gave off a barely perceptible humming sound (“…like an electric
refrigerator…”), and they were close enough that a “person
with a good throwing arm could have hit them with a rock.” When I
talked with her on January 01, 1995, (Our first call of the year), she
was still seemingly upset by the experience. She volunteered that she was
frightened to either drive, or even go outside, after dark, which is not
uncommon among people who have had recent UFO experiences.
(Note: Ships of quite similar shape have been reported to the Center from all over the country)
In the late hours of 30th December 1978, an Argosy freight plane left Wellington, New Zealand – the pilot was Captain Bill Startup, a very experienced flyer and the co-pilot was Bob Guard. The air crew were accompanied by an Australian T.V. unit from Channel 0-10 Network.
The purpose of the flight was to try to capture a UFO on film – for some weeks UFOs had been sighted over Cook Strait.
When the aircraft was flying over the Pacific Ocean, to the northeast of South Island, the pilots observed a strange object in the sky; they endeavoured to verify their sighting with radar confirmation at Wellington air traffic control.
Quentin Fogarty, T.V. reporter, stated that he saw a row of five bright lights which were pulsating and grew from the size of a pinpoint to that of a large balloon. The whole sequence was then repeated, the lights now appearing over the town of Kaikoura, between the aircraft and the ground.
At this stage, David Crockett, cameraman, was wearing the headphones and was warned by Wellington control that an unknown object was following the Argosy – the pilot immediately turned the plane 360 degrees in order to ascertain what had been behind them. The people aboard the aircraft saw nothing but yet once more Wellington control warned them:
“Sierra Alpha Eagle, you have a target in formation with you… target has increased in size.” At this, the crew and passengers saw lights outside of the aircraft but were unable to film them because of interference by the plane’s navigation lights.
When the navigation lights were turned off, however, everyone aboard the aircraft saw a big, bright light which Crockett was able to capture on his “hand-held” camera.
In order to do this Crockett had to exchange seats with Bob Guard, causing the resultant filming to suffer from the effects of camera shake.
However, he managed to obtain 30 seconds of decent footage.
Startup then turned the plane completely around once more and the object was not visible but Wellington control maintained that its echo was still evident on radar. As the Argosy approached Christchurch, the fuel gauge went haywire but apparently this was not necessarily something unusual and they tuned in on the UFO off Banks Peninsular.
Wellington control now had the object on radar while the aircraft landed at Christchurch.
At 2-15 a.m. 31st December, the aircraft set off on a return flight and very quickly two strange objects came into view. Crockett observed one of the objects through his camera and described a spinning sphere with lateral lines around it and one of the objects appeared on the aircraft’s radar for four minutes.
As the aircraft approached the end of its flight, two pulsating lights were observed – one suddenly falling for about 1,000 feet before eventually stopping in a series of jerky movements.
The presence of this object was confirmed by Wellington air traffic control.
The resultant film taken during these two flights was shown all over the world – the BBC giving it priority on the main evening news programme.
Despite the fact that the filmed events were also evident on ground based radar, sceptics were driven to extreme and strange lengths to explain the filmed evidence, including the lights from shrimp boats, top secret U.S. remote controlled planes etc.
It should be noted that the Royal New Zealand Air Force was so concerned about the event that Skyhawk jet fighters had been put on full alert in order to intercept the UFOs.
Following the broadcasting of the film by the B.B.C. and the subsequent investigation, the Daily Telegraph (U.K. newspaper – noted for businesslike and scientific observations) remarked:
“The scientist who suggested that all (on the aircraft) were seeing Venus on a particularly bright night can be safely consigned to Bedlam (insane asylum)!
Size of Object(s): 75-100 feet in diameter
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude: 50-75 feet
Shape of Object(s): disk
Color of Object(s): silver/white metallic
It was one warm summer Friday around 10:00 PM in the evening in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. I was brushing the swimming pool with a long pole and attached brush so that the kids could swim the following day. The pole requires you reach up to push down. I was standing on a high platform next to and overlooking the pool and about 4 feet over the rest of the pool area. As I reached to upper end of pole, I saw a craft approaching the house from about 1-2 blocks away and from the West and heading South East.
I knew right away that it was not a helicopter or plane. It seemed flatter and wider and with lights in a circumference of the main frontal area. I ran towards the house and called my family to see it. Only my wife came out. By that time it was directly over our house and pool.
It was approximately 75-100 feet above us. We stood along side of the pool deck. It made no sound whatsoever, and it was at a complete stopped over us for about 40 seconds. The only motion was a slight wobble and when it moved and tilted downwards at an angle. I took this as some form of acknowledgment. During the entire time, we were frozen in disbelief. It is a strange sensation knowing that what you are seeing is not supposed and very foreign. It was like seeing a Greyhound Bus floating over your house!
The craft was about 75-100 feet in diameter. It had small porthole and lights around it in the upper dome section, it was solid, metallic and shiny. There was a dome in the upper section attached to the body with no visible separation, as if it were molded as one solid craft. The under section was concave towards the center and had two rectangular shapes along side each other and the length of the concave under-section.
The rectangular shapes were about 7-10 feet in width and as along as the craft’s concave underside center. I also noticed ski like devices on the front and on each side of the front leading edge window.
What caught my attention was that the devices were not in the center or the “center of gravity” for the craft’s length and design but very forward. The skis were S shaped with the top of the S facing forward but a design I could not replicate.
Upon the craft leaning in a downward motion we could see a window or cockpit like glass that was situated in the underside, it was on the front lower edge of the round craft. The rectangular window was approximately 4 feet in height and possibly 12-15 feet in length. There was a glow of soft orange and blue lights from the inside but we could not see anyone or any controls.
It remained at a forward and downward angle for about 10 seconds. We both had the sensation of being watched. As it was angled, I noticed that light was emanating from the upper section that was not facing the swimming pool lights. Thus, it seemed to generate light through skin of the craft as the lights that first attracted me faced forward and were much lower than the upper section of the craft.
My wife and I did not say anything to each other during the experience but she kept saying “oh my God” over and over again. The craft then left slowly at 30-40 MPH. I jumped on a wall around our property to continue seeing for at least 7-miles. I instructed my wife not to discuss it, to draw what she saw and then we would compare drawings.
They matched, although mine had more detail and accuracy.
My background include Group Propulsion Systems and later as an executive with several major computer companies. What we saw was close, real, solid, and a beautiful designed craft. I know from my aeronautical engineering background that mankind has no such technology
Eyewitness-ED TOWERS. Witness Background … Certified in Group Propulsion Systems, Studied Aeronautical engineering, degree in business management. Executive in computer companies, cofounder of international management consulting company serving large European companies, real estate investor. Retired. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
August 27, 1979-Deputy Sheriff Val Johnson of Marshall County was on duty that night, driving not far from the North Dakota border, when at around 1:40 a.m. he saw a light through his side window. It was obviously not on a road and looked too glaring to be a car headlight.
He first thought it might be a small plane on or very near the ground. He turned left on another road to try to get closer to the light to identify it. Suddenly, the light moved toward him, travelling so fast that it almost instantaneously was upon his car (covering an estimated mile and a half).
Johnson was blinded by the brilliance of the light and heard glass breaking, then lost consciousness.
When he returned to consciousness, the car was stalled and had skidded across the highway. He felt sluggish and shaky. He radioed headquarters, at 2:19 a.m., to request assistance. Soon another deputy arrived, who called an ambulance.
The doctor who examined Johnson found him to be in a mild state of shock.
His eyes were irritated as if Johnson had suffered “mild welder’s burns,” and Johnson couldn’t stand to be exposed to any bright lights.
The patrol car had very peculiar damage. The inside headlight on the driver’s side was smashed but not the one to its immediate left. There was a flat-bottomed circular dent on the left side of the front hood, about a half inch in diameter, close to the windshield.
There was a crack in the windshield on the driver’s side, that ran from top to bottom, with four apparent impacts. The electric clock was running 14 minutes slow, as was Johnson’s wristwatch.
The shaft of the roof antenna was bent over at a 60-degree angle, starting about 6 inches above its base.
The trunk antenna was bent over at 90 degrees, but only near the top. No damage occurred to the car’s regular antenna on the front hood. Essentially, all the damage to the car occurred on the left, or driver’s side.
Investigations occurred immediately, both by the sheriff’s department and by investigators from the Center for UFO Studies. The police determined that Johnson’s car traveled about 950 feet after the first damage occurred.
No cause could be found for the event, including collision with another vehicle or a low-flying plane, a hoax on the part of Johnson, or anything else. In addition, experts from Ford Motors (the vehicle was a 1977 Ford LTD) and a team of engineers from Honeywell examined various portions of the damage.
A windshield expert, Meridan French, from Ford, noted after examining the windshield fractures that “Even after several days of reflection on the crack patterns and apparent sequence of fractures, I still have no explanation for what seem to be inward and outward forces acting almost simultaneously. I can only [conclude]… that all cracks were from mechanical forces of unknown origin.”
No cause could be found for the clock running slow, the peculiar antenna damage, or other physical traces.
Fortunately, Johnson’s eyes healed quickly, and he suffered no lasting effect from the close encounter.
Val Johnson’s own words…
“This is Deputy Sheriff Val Johnson… I report in connection with an incident which happened August 27th, 1979, at approximately 1:40 a.m., western section of Marshall County, approximately ten miles west of Stephen, Minnesota. This officer was on routine patrol, westbound down Marshall County Road #5.
I got to the intersection of #5 and Minnesota State #220. When I looked down south #220 to check for traffic, I noticed a very bright, brilliant light, 8 to 12 inches in diameter, 3 to 4 feet off the ground.
The edges were very defined. I thought perhaps at first that it could be an aircraft in trouble, as it appeared to be a landing light from an aircraft. “
“I proceeded south on #220. I proceeded about a mile and three tenths or a mile and four tenths when the light intercepted my vehicle causing damage to a headlight, putting a dent in the hood, breaking the windshield and bending antennas on top of the vehicle.
At this point. at the interception of the light, I was rendered either unconscious, neutralized or unknowing for a period of approximately 39 minutes.
From the point of intersection, my Police vehicle proceeded south in a straight line 854 feet, at which point the brakes were engaged by forces unknown to myself, as I do not remember doing this, and I left about approximately 99 feet of black marks on the highway before coming to rest sideways in the road with the grille of my hood facing in an easterly direction. At 2:19 a.m., I radioed a 10-88 (Officer Needs Assistance) to my dispatcher in Warren.”
“He dispatched an officer from Stephen who came out, ascertained the situation as best he could, called for the Stephen Ambulance to transport me to Warren Hospital for further tests, x-rays and observation.
At the time the officer arrived, I complained about having very sore eyes. At Warren Hospital, it was diagnosed that I had a mild case of welder’s burns to my eyes.
My eyes were treated with some salve and adhesive bandages put over and instructed to keep them on for the remainder of the day, or approximately 24 hours. At 11:00 a.m., Sheriff Dennis Breckie, my employer, picked me up at my residence in Oslo, and transported me to an ophthalmologist in Grand Forks, North Dakota.”
” He examined my eyes and said I had some irritation to the inner portions of the eye which could have been caused by seeing a bright light after dark. That is all I have to add except to say that my timepiece in the Police vehicle and my mechanical wrist watch were both lacking 14 minutes of time to the minute.” NOTE: The above image is real but from a New York State trail camera.
Sixty-one-year old Robert Taylor was a forestry worker in the Dechmont woods in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland. On the morning of Friday, November 9, 1979, he and his red setter were doing duty in the forest when he was shocked to see a UFO hovering above the ground. The object was totally motionless, and silent. The object was dark gray in color and had a texture to it, with brighter areas reflecting above a duller background. The exterior of the craft seemed to morph from time to time, which made Taylor think it was trying to render itself invisible. He estimated the object to be about 20 feet in diameter and 12 feet tall. It had a ring of a sort around it, which caused it to appear like a brim on a hat. Protruding from the outside of the UFO were stems pointing up, and topped with propellers. All at once, two small spheres came from the object. They made a sound as their spikes moved over the earth. They came to a stop beside him, grabbing his trousers, and began to drag him back to the UFO. The spiked objects were very similar to the UFO, only smaller. Taylor could smell a strong, sickening odor. He lost consciousness. When he regained consciousness, the spheres were gone, but his red setter was still there. The dog was panicky, running around and barking. Taylor tried to calm him down, but found that his voice was gone. He was very weak, and when he tried to stand, he couldn’t. He crawled for a time until he was able to stand again. He finally made it back to his pick-up truck and tried to radio his work headquarters via his two-way, but still could not speak. Attempting to drive his truck back home, he got stuck in the mud, so he started a long walk of about a mile back to his house. He arrived at 11:45 AM. His experience had lasted a little over an hour. Finally, his voice was returning. He had developed a great thirst by the time he was home. Taylor would feel ill for a time after his experience with the UFO and two spheres, and he could still smell the awful odor from the forest. When his wife saw him, she was shocked. He had mud all over him, and his pants were torn. He began to tell her of his ordeal with the UFO. His wife urged him to call the police, but Taylor felt that they would only laugh at him. Instead, he called his job supervisor, Malcom Drummond. Taylor went to clean himself up. Drummond called a doctor, and he drove directly to Taylor’s house. He was so eager to hear Taylor’s story that he questioned him while he was in the tub. Drummond and Taylor both felt that there should be physical proof of the incident in the forest. Since the doctor was coming to check out Taylor, Drummond headed to the scene via Taylor’s instructions, but he could not find the right location. Dr. Gordon Adams would examine Taylor for his injuries. He found two scrapped places on Taylor, one on his left leg, and the other under his chin. Taylor had no apparent head injuries, and his body temperature, blood pressure, and other body signs were all within normal limits. Dr. Adams insisted on Taylor getting a head X-ray to rule out a concussion, and talk to a counselor, but Taylor put off the hospital visit until later. As soon as Drummond returned, Taylor joined him as the two went directly to the scene of the incident in the forest. Ground marking were obvious, and they called the police. Taylor, along with his wife, did go to the hospital for testing, but left when he grew tired of waiting to be seen. He had a trip planned for the weekend to see relatives, and was in a hurry to get things done for the journey. Soon, the press was aware of the Taylor’s encounter, and in just a couple of days, the story was known all over the United Kingdom. Soon, it would be world-wide news, and eventually become the subject of television documentaries, magazines, and books. In time, a plaque would be erected at the site, but it was stolen. The local police department was not experienced in dealing with UFO cases, but they did file a report with interviews of all of those involved. Since an assault was part of the case, the police were obliged to send off Taylor’s clothes for forensic examination. The only unusual thing found was traces of a powder, which was identified simply as contact transfer from the sack the clothes were shipped in. Police did a thorough search of records of military and civilian flight logs, and found nothing was flown over or near the forest that morning. The ground marks at the scene did not match any of the equipment used in the work in the forest. Two types of ground markings were found at the scene. The first marks were two parallel ladder-like tracks, each about 2.5 meters long, and the same distance apart. There were also 40 holes around the tracks. They were 10 centimeters across. In other words, there was undeniable proof that something had been on that spot in the forest very recently. Taylor was known by many people in the area, and they all viewed him as honest and responsible. There is nothing to indicate that he would hoax an incident of this nature. He did have a history of several illnesses, and surgeries, but there was nothing in his medical history that would indicate he had any type of head injury or psychosis that could lead to an imaginary event. A timeline done by a UFO investigator to determine the length of time that Taylor was unconscious proved that Taylor was probably out of it for about twenty minutes, give or take. If we take Taylor’s account as is, he was abducted by something “other-worldly” on November 9, 1979 for about twenty minutes. There has been no evidence presented to repudiate his claims. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
While observing unusual cloud formations, a hexagon shape appeared, first moving slowly then staying still, as other clouds moved past. I retrieved my DSLR camera, a canon rebel T5, and began shooting. This is the Third hexagon shaped UFO I’ve photographed this week in the skies over Port Angeles. The hexagonal shape is precise and perfectly geometric. It cannot be created by air convection currents. They appear to be about 50 feet across and have a variegated surface. They seem translucent as if cloaked partially.
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.