The Missouri Democrat dated October 19, 1865 gives an account of the sighting of an unknown flying object under the headline of “A STRANGE STORY-REMARKABLE DISCOVERY.” The story was reported by one James Lumley, who was a trapper. The report stated that “if” what Lumley reported was true, it would shake the foundations of the scientific world. Lumley claims that in the middle of September, he was trapping in the mountains at a location about 75-100 miles above the Great Falls of the Upper Missouri River.
Just after sunset, Lumley saw a “bright, luminous, body” in the skies. This body moved very quickly to the East. After five seconds, the unknown object burst into pieces. He soon heard a thunderous explosion followed by a “rushing sound.” This explosion shook the ground. He could smell Sulphur in the air. Though impressed by what he had seen and heard, the next day would bring even more remarkable discoveries.
About two miles from his campsite, he could see a path cut through the forest. Whatever had come through the area had leveled everything in its path. He soon discovered the cause of the great destruction, a giant object which was made of a rock-like material.
This object had been driven into the side of a mountain after ripping through the forest. This was much more than an asteroid or comet: the object was divided into compartments. Also, hieroglyphic-like symbols could be seen carved into the object’s surface. He also discovered fragments of what appeared to be glass, and strange liquid-like stains located in several places on the object.
Almost humorously, the newspaper account ascertains that the object “had” to be a meteor which was used by extraterrestrials. Their theory was that these other-worldly beings traveled on meteors, and would eventually land on Earth, and put mankind into wholesale servitude. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Pilot describes moment an Airbus with up to 220 people on board came dangerously close to crashing into ‘UFO’ as it came into land. Plane narrowly avoided the ‘blue and yellow’ object at 3,500ft.
Drama happened 13 miles outside Glasgow Airport. Nothing else was noticed on the radar at the time. Object passed beneath the plane before crew could avoid it.
The plane was less than 10 seconds away from hitting the object as it flew over Baillieston on the outskirts of Glasgow at 3,500ft and prepared to land.
Despite an extensive investigation, the UK Airprox Board – which investigates reports of near misses – was unable to identify the ‘blue and yellow’ object which passed below the Airbus 320.
The pilot was clearly shocked and reported that there had been a ‘high’ risk of collision following the incident on December 2 last year.
He told his control tower: ‘We just had something pass underneath us quite close. Have you got anything on in our area.’ They replied: ‘Negative. We’ve got nothing on radar and we’re not talking to any traffic either’
The unidentified flying object passed directly beneath the plane before either of the crew had a chance to take action to avoid it.
Both pilots described the object as ‘blue and yellow (or silver) in colour with a small frontal area but that it was “bigger than a balloon”.’
The airline involved has not been identified by the report authors. Several companies fly in Airbus 320 planes from the airport, and they can seat up to 220 people – although the number of seats varies.
Approach: The plane was 13 miles away from Glasgow Airport (pictured) when it came within seconds of colliding with the unidentified object.
The report authors said they had not been able to work out what the object was.
They wrote: ‘The controller stated that he was not talking to anyone else in that area and that nothing was seen on radar. Search action was taken with no result and the A320 pilot stated his intention to file an Airprox.
‘Additionally, a further detailed review of individual radar sources did not yield any conclusive radar data that matched the A320 pilot’s description of the encounter.
Near miss: A diagram in the report which shows the pilot’s direction of travel and the unidentified object which is marked as ‘CPA 1246’
PILOT REPORTS ‘UFO’ AS HE LANDS AT GLASGOW AIRPORT
This is a transcript of what the A320 pilot told the control tower.
A320: ‘Glasgow Approach [A320 C/S]’ Air Traffic Control: ‘[A320 C/S] pass your message’ A320: ‘Er yeah we just had something pass underneath us quite close and nothing on TCAS have you got anything on in our area’ Control: ‘Er negative er we’ve got nothing on er radar and we’re n-not talking to any traffic either’ A320: ‘Er not quite sure what it was but it definitely er quite large and it’s blue and yellow’ Control: ‘OK that’s understood er do you have an estimate for the height’ A320: ‘Maybe er yeah, we were probably about four hundred to five hundred feet above it so it’s probably about three and a half thousand feet. ‘…we seemed to only miss it by a couple of hundred feet it went directly beneath us … wherever we were when we called it in it was within about ten seconds’… couldn’t tell what direction it was going but it went right underneath us”’ Control: ‘do you suspect it might have been a glider or something like that’ A320: ‘well maybe a microlight … it just looked too big for a balloon.”
‘The Air Traffic Control unit’s own radar replay also showed no surveillance traces in the immediate vicinity of the A320 at the time.’
Once on the ground the A320 pilot gave a further description of the event to the Glasgow Aerodrome Controller.
The pilot said: ‘We seemed to only miss it by a couple of hundred feet it went directly beneath us – wherever we were when we called it in it was within about ten seconds; couldn’t tell what direction it was going but it went right underneath us.’
Asked if he thought it was a glider, the pilot replied: ‘well maybe a microlight – it just looked too big for a balloon.’
But the board ruled out any such aircraft and were baffled.
‘The board initially considered likely candidates for the untraced aircraft. The A320 crew had not been able to assimilate any information regarding the form of the untraced aircraft in the fleeting glimpse they had, reporting only a likely colour,’ it said.
‘Members were of the opinion that, in the absence of a primary radar return, it was unlikely that the untraced aircraft was a fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft or man-carrying balloon.
‘It was considered that a meteorological balloon would be radar significant and unlikely to be released in the area of the Airprox.
‘A glider could not be discounted but it was felt unlikely that one would be operating in that area, both due to the constrained airspace and the lack of thermal activity due to the low temperature.
‘Similarly, the board considered that a hang-glider or para-motor would be radar significant and that conditions precluded them, as they did para-gliders or parascenders.
‘Members were unable to reach a conclusion as to a likely candidate for the conflicting aircraft and it was therefore felt that the Board had insufficient information to determine a cause or risk.’ NOTE: The above image is CGI.
On April 25, 2013, at about 9:20 pm local time, and unknown object at low altitude flew directly across the Raffael Hernandez airport runway at Aquadilla, Puerto Rico, causing a delayed departure of a commercial aircraft.
There was no squawking transponder signal to alert the aircraft tower, nor was there any communication with the tower to prevent a dangerous situation with departing or arriving aircraft.
Fortunately, an airborne U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft captured the object on infrared video. An original copy of a thermal video was obtained from an official source on October 20, of the same year.
There was no classified information found in the report. The 3-minute video detailed the flight of the unknown object that crossed twice into northwestern Puerto Rico from the Atlantic Ocean and returned into the ocean into which it submerged. Thanks to http://www.ufocasebook.com
While driving east on Newman Springs Road (rte 520) in Lincroft, NJ in front of the main entrance to Brookdale Community College, I observed a cluster of relatively fast moving, multi-colored blinking lights (approximately 6 or 7). The colors of the flashing lights were red, white, yellow, green, blue and perhaps silver. One or two of the light’s colors were repeated. I observed this cluster to the east of my position and heading on a southerly course taking them to the general area of NWS Earle (Naval weapon Station – Ammunition Depot) located in Colts Neck, NJ.
The altitude to the best of my estimation was between 1000′ and perhaps 2500′ (hard to estimate because it was dark out and the object(s) were moving at a relatively high rate of speed. I would have to estimate the speed to be perhaps 150-200mph depending on altitude and distance. Interestingly, I believe that the object may have been following Normandy Road that runs from the Naval pier located in the Leonardo section of Middletown Twp. on a somewhat meandering course to the south. This road is approximately 13.2 miles long and is used by the US Navy to transport ammunition to and from Naval ships that tie up to the pier. The area has also been a bit of a hotbed of UFO related activities over the years. These lights were in a strange configuration that appeared to be a randomized cluster of independently blinking, multicolored lights. These lights did not have the aspect of being navigational lights and the apparent object’s rate of speed precluded a cluster of balloons with lights attached. Being that I was driving, I could not follow this object on its course (no roads easily accessible in such a short period of time) so after about 1 minute they disappeared from my view to the south (I.e., towards Colts Neck, NJ and Naval Weapon Station Earle) NOTE: The above image is real but from another UFO case file.
This case is under investigation by Field Investigator Howard Levy of MUFON New Jersey.
The term “flying saucer” was made popular by a journalist covering Kenneth Arnolds’s sighting of nine flying disks in June of 1947. The journalist misquoted Arnold, who did not describe the objects as saucer shaped, but describes their strange movement as similar to a saucer thrown on water and bouncing several times: they “flew like a saucer would if you skipped it across the water.”
But a Texan farmer, John Martin, used the term “saucer” 69 years earlier to describe the flying object he saw on a hunting expedition in the surroundings of Denison, Texas, on January 2, 1878. In this case also, “saucer” does not refer to the shape, but to the size of the observed object, as its shape was described as that of a balloon. John Martin saw the dark object high in the Southern sky. He first noticed it to be about the size of an orange, that grew in size as it got closer to him. After he had to rest his eyes, it had increased considerably in size and appeared to be going quite fast. When it was over him it was the size of a large saucer and at a great height.
Because this UFO was dark, and not a mysterious light, reflective, or silvery, many scientists believe he saw a solid object against the sky, with the light behind it.
The sighting was reported by the local newspaper Denison Daily News on January 25, 1878, with the title “A Strange Phenomenon.” The article was a first-hand report from the farmer, and its full text is:
“From Mr. John Martin, a farmer who lives some six miles south of this city, we learn the following strange story: Tuesday morning while out hunting, his attention was directed to a dark object high up in the southern sky.
The peculiar shape and velocity with which the object seemed to approach riveted his attention and he strained his eves to discover its character.”
“When first noticed, it appeared to be about the size of an orange, which continued to grow in size.
After gazing at it for some time Mr. Martin became blind from long looking and left off viewing it for a time in order to rest his eyes. On resuming his view, the object was almost overhead and had increased considerably in size and appeared to be going through space at wonderful speed.”
“When directly over him it was about the size of a large saucer and was evidently at great height. Mr. Martin thought it resembled, as well as he could judge, a balloon.
It went as rapidly as it had come and was soon lost to sight in the heavenly skies. Mr. Martin is a gentleman of undoubted veracity and this strange occurrence, if it was not a balloon, deserves the attention of our scientists.”
Of course, old reports somehow lack in accurate information, and no witness interview is possible to get the missing information or check the witness reliability. But these old reports exist, and even lacking of clear data, they sometimes cannot be easily interpreted in terms of commonplace phenomenon.
Who knows? Maybe some even older report can still surface, where a UFO is described as “saucer” – like in some aspect. NOTE: The above image is real but from an old UFO case file.
MAY 31, 2022 …………GAINESBORO PARK, QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA
When the sighting began, the witness was in her car with her daughter near Gainsborough Park, Queensland, at 11:24 a.m. on May 31, 2022. The sighting duration was about five minutes. A screenshot from the video accompanies this case summary. In the Form 1 detailed description of the event, the woman writes: Witnessed an object flying at high speed. Came in from the east. Went south and then came back north really fast. Paused for a second in front of me and reflected light. Video is a second after that. Flew over residential area towards an internet tower. Was middle of the day, no one at the park besides myself and my daughter. Noticed birds flying weirdly, and then this object flying towards me in car. Headed south across the oval and then came back at speed. Paused for a second and that’s when I started filming because I knew it was not a bird. Need someone to analyze footage please and explain the light reflection in the footage and what shape it might be. There was also another craft in the clouds behind. I’m not submitting that footage though. You can hardly see it and can’t determine what it is. But it was lined up with this flying object and moving slowly through cloud. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
A man in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, reported seeing an object that had green lights that were fuzzy, according to testimony in Case 121244. At one point, his wife joined him and saw the UFO for a short period of time. The reporting witness was on a balcony overlooking the ocean at 7 p.m. on March 14, 2022, when the sighting event began. On the early evening of March 14, 2022, two connected green orbs observed due east over ocean in North Myrtle Beach, SC, approximately one or more miles out to sea, hovering at approximately 20 degrees to the horizon. Then a sudden drop to about 10 degrees, followed by a north trajectory over one to two miles in one second or less. This area is extremely familiar to me as I have known the area well over the last 28years, as well as landmarks and distances. Observed also by my wife because I had to show it to her, though she did not see the actual egress of the object but only looked quickly. I have an NSA background and will not comment further on this. But obviously not a drone, not even military, unless they can do over 3000mph or very realistically more than that.
I was a USAF Maj in the 706th Fighter Squadron/926th Fighter Wing (Homebase was NAS JRB New Orleans but we were deployed) at Bagram AB, Afghanistan, flying A-10s in Operation Enduring Freedom. After a night flight at approx 3:30 AM I was relaxing in a folding chair behind our operations tent just looking at the stars. There is no light pollution there, and Bagram is at a high elevation, so the stars are amazing – a good way to chill out after a long combat mission. My Squadron Commander Lt Col Neil McAskill was sitting next to me in a chair, also looking up as we chatted. Suddenly I realized the stars were being blocked out. I then saw the reason – a large, dark triangular shaped craft was flying DIRECTLY over us from W to E, low (approx 500 ft?), silent, slow, grey/black in color, no lights. It just passed over the base and I lost sight as the tent we were behind blocked our view.
I did not get up and try to look again – I was kinda stunned. One of us asked “Did you see that” “yes” “what was that?” “I don’t know but it wasn’t a B-2 or any our ours”. It was NOT a B-2 or any other coalition aircraft. It was not any know military or civilian aircraft. In 2012 when I became a Full Col and assigned as the deputy director in the OUSD(I) SAPCO (with full access to 99% of ALL DoD TS/SCI SAP programs) I can say 100* it was NOT a US secret or developmental craft. Was it Russian? Chinese? Indian? – can’t say but HIGHLY unlikely they would risk a secret aircraft over a hot war zone like Afghanistan, and to this day I have not seen any actual (real) aircraft matching what we saw. I did not see or hear about any other sightings during the rest of my deployment to Afghanistan. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Late on a Tuesday night at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, an employee was taking trash to a dumpster outside the air-traffic-control tower when a mysterious glow caught his attention. A massive V-shaped object was hovering off the ground, light emanating from the bottom.
The lights were what I noticed at first. It was very large as it passed beside me, the witness stated. I was in total disbelief that it was happening. It made no noise at all.
The reported sighting occurred about 9 p.m. on March 1 at Terminal 4 but was just recently investigated and reported by the Mutual UFO Network witness report database. An article on the case first appeared on a UFO website.
The airport employee described the objects movement as it traveled over to the Sky Train Station, when he lost sight of the lights. Although he believed that it was otherworldly, he said he was not afraid.
I didn’t feel anything but shock as I pondered what had just taken place, he reported, along with an illustration of what he saw. This event lasted just about five minutes or so. I felt calm and no sense of danger or apprehension afterwards. Just a sense of wonder and amazement that something so huge could travel in the air and not make any noise.
The airport sighting is just one of hundreds of reports of UFOs in Arizona, making the state one of the top places on the planet for purported alien activity, according to reports compiled by the Mutual UFO Network.
In the last 10 years, I have seen a definite increase in UFO sightings in Arizona, says Jim Mann, the Arizona state director for Mutual UFO Network. This phenomenon is very, very real. We are not alone in this universe. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Over the years, Mexico has proven to be a hot spot for UFO sightings. Pilots have reported seeing a flurry of UFOs and one recent sighting over a mountain provided what one expert called the best close up ever of an alien craft.
Even more recently, a UFO sighting took place during the current tropical cyclone season over the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The object was spotted in the sky by a local resident named Juanito Juan.
Juan says he was taking photos of some ominous, oncoming storm clouds when he spotted a metallic, disc-shaped UFO in the sky.
Looking like the prototypical flying saucer, Juan snapped several photos of the object which appear to show some of its movement in the sky.
This photo was taken today 8/17/22 in the rural area of Tamaulipas by a person who calls himself Juanito Juan, during the afternoon of this day and when he wanted to take some photos of the storm clouds, he noticed this object and took this sequence, incredible images, the caption on a tweet containing the photos reads.
Prominent Mexican UFOlogist Jaime Maussan, who was tagged in the tweet, interviewed the man who took the UFO photos
Maussan later discusses the UFO sighting over Tamaulipas with the witness, Juanito Juan, on his YouTube channel.
There have been many sightings in this place, Juan told Maussan. The people from here in town began to say today, that I have seen something different, but I saw it.
Yesterday, a lady came and told me that she saw it at night, but that it had many colored lights below, that it was not a plane.
Hi Ken: The sun was setting behind me, softly illuminating any aircraft or anything else present within the evening sky, and I knew this was the perfect time to sky watch and see what I could actually capture. I was looking east, where I unexpectedly spotted an object that was slowly moving across that particular part of the sky. I looked through the viewfinder of my Nikon P900 camera in order to get a better look at it, and I could now see that it was a structured craft that was saucer shaped in appearance. I immediately took a photograph capturing the saucer craft as it moved through the air, just as a larger round object seemingly shot by at speed, like it was trying to draw my attention away from the flying saucer. I kept my gaze solely focused upon the saucer because I knew that I had also captured the larger round object within that same photo.
I moved the camera and followed it across the sky as I took another photograph just as the saucer tipped upward and then shot off up into the atmosphere where it promptly disappeared from view. I managed to capture the saucer within two photographs and the other large round object in just one. On closer examination of the first photograph, I noticed that the large round object had a light blue field surrounding it, which I found rather intriguing. I then examined the saucer where I also saw a surrounding field, which was really quite fascinating. After seeing this there really was no doubt left in my mind that I had captured two anti-gravitational meta-material constructed craft, and what I was actually seeing within the photograph were gravity wave distortions from their technologically advanced propulsion systems. I regularly observe and photograph these alien craft all the time around this area of Devon, and I have been successfully photographing them for over two decades now. These craft are always ever present within the sky as they freely fly around the area keeping a close eye on passing air traffic and the civilian population down below. The photographs were taken at 8:03 PM on the 3rd of July 2022, at Newton Abbot Devon England. All the best John.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2022……NANAIMO BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA
My husband and I heard a jet that sounded much louder and closer than we usually hear, as we are about 25 km from the airport. My husband went out on our 3rd floor balcony to investigate. The jet had passed, but he spotted a green luminescent orb hovering in the SW sky. He called for me to come look and I knew immediately that this was a UFO. We both watched it for about 10 minutes before it flew away into the SW. During the time we watched it, it hovered, changed directions several times, and blinked on and off constantly. We are both believers of off-planet visitors and were thrilled to witness this event.
Date of Sighting: October 17, 1965 Time of Sighting: 7:15 PM PDT Location of Sighting: La Jolla, California
Description: My flying saucer encounter compared with what I have read about other people’s encounters mine is rather tame, and it is old, but I would like to have it on record. I am an engineer having worked for companies involved in the design of aircraft, missiles, outer space vehicles and the like, as well as a math professor, having taught at Long Island University, Brooklyn campus, some 25 years ago.
This is my encounter: My then girlfriend (wife now) lived in La Jolla, California right off the beaches. On Sunday night, October 17, 1965, at 7: 15 PM, we were walking along the edge of the beach only 1 block from our apartment. We were very startled and amazed, when suddenly there came into view 4 flying saucers, going southbound, about 1/2 mile inland and less than 1/2 mile in height. They were flying in a diagonal line formation, were definitely piloted. They were moving and separately undulating up and down as though slightly buffeted by the wind. They emitted no lights and made not a single perceptible sound. We had been easily hearing birds chirping in the distance, but no engine sound or even a sound of airflow was perceptible, and the day was bright and clear and otherwise quiet. We were just out of earshot of the sound of waves hitting the beach.
These vehicles were not birds, not balloons, airplanes, not swamp gas, not temperature inversions, not kites, not anything but saucer shaped vehicles. There could be no way we could be mistaken as everything was in a clear close view. My eyes happened to concentrate on the under rim of the saucers. I saw a dark brown colored rim on the underside of the saucers of perhaps 2 feet in width. The vehicles otherwise were approximately the color of aluminum. I saw 3 hemispheric undercarriages spaced circularly at 120 degrees apart. I saw portholes. My girlfriend’s vision happened to concentrate on the top most portion and she saw yellow light in the portholes. They flew past us at perhaps 350 miles per hour and we had them in view maybe 6 seconds in all. They were less than 1/2 mile from us at the closest point. Based on the angle subtended by the vehicles and my estimate of the distance to them, l would make an educated guess that their sizes were about 150 feet in diameter each and perhaps 20 feet in height not counting the height of their undercarriages.
They flew in the direction of San Diego Airport and seemed to be totally unconcerned at being seen or if it was a danger to them. They appeared to be their own masters. I phoned the San Diego Airport, the Miramar Naval Station and informed them as Well as the local police. The police told me they had not received any calls thus far. Miramar Naval Station recorded my phone conversation. After this encounter, my friend and I found a book in the library called “Flying Saucers from Outer Space”, written maybe in 1955. On one page there was a drawing of a flying saucer. As soon as we saw it, we both said to each other ” that is just what we saw.” My girlfriend became very frightened at this incident. Having worked as a mechanical engineer in the Space industry for 20 years and being well up on every flying vehicle known to man, for one thing I know of no vehicle now or even contemplated, that can fly without a very noisy engine to power it. If there was a noiseless engine it would have been put to very good use a long time ago.
Note: This witness should know the difference between a conventional aircraft and a UFO. I believe him. The sighting must be “thoroughly etched” in his memory given that he remembers the date of an event that occurred nearly 46 years ago. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This picture taken from my web cam shows an unknown object flying in the sky in front of my house. It was too fast, so I just took two pictures of it, due to the speed the object was traveling. It was the night of 27/01/2004 between 1:00 & 1:30 the early hours of the morning of 27/01/2004 in Lebanon, Beirut City. I thought you might be interested in the photo. The sound of this object was so strange and so strong! I took the picture behind the window’s glass because I was so surprised, and I don’t even know how I caught the object on the cam as it was that fast. I didn’t want to lose it and I felt it is something so strange. I hope you will reply to me soon with more information about that picture, now that you know a few details about it. Also, I was searching for some web sites for pictures showing something strange in the sky like my picture and I have found out that the pictures that I took are very similar to the others UFO photos on the internet. I have found your web address during my search. This this is the second picture where it shows that the object has changed his place and then disappeared.
An important UFO close encounter of the second kind comes to us from Canada. This amazing account details the experiences of Stephen Michalak of Winnipeg. Michalak earned his living as a mechanic, but was an amateur geologist, and while enjoying a few days off, he decided to do some prospecting. He tried his luck in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. This area was by no means new to Michalak. He had spent considerable time in the vicinity of the lake there.
Michalak had followed reports of quartz veins being found in the area around Falcon Lake. There were also reports of silver being found, and Michalak was on the trail of the valuable metal on May 19, 1967. He had traveled by bus from his hometown of Winnipeg to a motel on the Trans-Canada Highway the night before.
Stephen rose early that morning, heading into the vast beauty of the wilderness. Only a couple of hours had transpired before he found a quartz vein by a small brook. After breaking for a quiet lunch, he resumed his work. At about 12:15 P.M. his attention was drawn away from his labors by the sound of geese passing overhead.
Looking up to see them fly over, he was shocked to see two red, glowing, elongated objects descending from the skies. As they came ever closer, their shape was defined more as disc shaped. As he stood mesmerized by the sight, one of the craft abruptly stopped and hovered in midair.
The other continued its downward flight until it landed on a big, smooth rock only about 150 feet from him. The hovering craft began to move away, and as it went, it changed colors from red to orange, and finally gray.
It disappeared into the clouds above him. The landed craft also began to change its color in the same pattern. Finally, the gray turned into what appeared to be “hot stainless steel,” with a golden glow.
Michalak had been wearing his protective welding glasses earlier, and now they protected his eyes from the brilliant purple lights shining through openings in the front of the craft. He could now smell something like sulfur and hear a type of hissing sound. Curiosity overcame him.
He knew he was looking at something he thought he would never see, a craft from another world.
The only emotion more powerful than his curiosity was the gripping fear that held him in his tracks. He did have the presence of mind to sketch the object, never moving a step.
After approximately 30 minutes, he was frightened to see a door open from the side of the object. He could now see inside the craft! The interior was brilliantly lighted.
Pulling all the courage together that he possessed, he moved ever closer to the other worldly craft.
As he reached a point about 60 feet from the mysterious flying machine, he could hear two voices conversing above other sounds coming from inside the object.
Being a multi-linguist, he tried several languages to communicate with whoever… or whatever was inside. All of his efforts failed to draw a response from inside.
Undaunted, he moved even closer. He reached the door and stuck his head inside. He saw a large panel of different colored lights, and other light beams crossing in different directions.
Michalak would later describe the flashing lights as resembling lights on a computer.
He saw no one in the craft and decided not to push his luck any farther. He moved back away from the door. Suddenly, three panels moved together, hiding the door. His attention was now on the exterior of the craft.
He later described the surface as “highly polished colored glass with no breaks or seams in its surface.”
He reached out his hand to touch the polished surface, and his glove was melted. Suddenly the object suddenly moved, and as it did, a vented opening was exposed, like a type of exhaust port. He estimated it’s size as about nine inches high by six inches wide.
Heat was vented through the opening, setting Michalak’s shirt and undershirt on fire. He was now in great pain. He quickly tore off his top garments and turned to see the craft ascending back into the skies. He felt a rush of air as it made its departure. He could still smell the craft after it had disappeared.
Knowing that he needed medical attention, he quickly tried to mark the spot. Using rocks, pinecones, loose dirt, anything he could find, he made a landmark. A severe headache now was complicated by a sick stomach. He broke into a cold sweat and vomited.
On his way back to his motel, he had to stop several times to ease his stomach pain. After being refused help from a passing police officer, he finally reached his motel. It was now 4:00 P.M. He entered the coffee shop and asked someone to recommend a doctor.
The nearest doctor was in Kenora, 45 miles east of Falcon Lake. Because of the distance, he decided to return home instead of making the trip to Kenora. The next bus would not arrive for about four hours, so he rested in his room, and phoned his wife.
He told her only that he was in an accident but was OK. He instructed her to have their son meet him at the bus terminal in Winnipeg. He arrived there at 10:45 P.M. His son took him to the Misericordia Hospital immediately.
He was treated for his headache, nausea, and the grid-like burns on his chest. Theorists came out of the woodwork suggesting that his burns were from a barbecue pit, or some other common object.
Stephen Michalak made not a cent from his story. He paid all of his own medical expenses, including a trip to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for additional treatment.
To defray these costs, he wrote a privately funded booklet on his experience, but it lost money. Ultimately, Michalak was seen by more than a dozen doctors in the United States and Canada.
The site of the experience was investigated by the RCMP, RCAF, other government officials and civilian groups. America’s Condon Committee also joined the investigation.
Nothing conclusive was every offered to debunk the fantastic account of Stephen Michalak. His story is unique in many ways and is accepted as genuine by many UFO groups and investigators. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Four aging Air Force veterans on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 finally spoke about their strange and extraordinary encounters with unidentified flying objects (UFO) during a conference held in Washington, D.C.
Three of the Air Force veterans personally appeared in the hearing while a fourth one was brought into the National Press Club conference via video feed from the Ozark Mountains in Missouri.
Also capturing the attention of Washington were the reports of Navy encounters with unknown flying objects or unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP) that have made national headlines and put UFOs back into political attention for the first time in years.
“I waited 40 years before I opened my mouth, and that’s a long time,” said David Schindele, a retired captain who worked as a nuclear missile launch control officer at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. “I had this terrible secret on my mind for all that time, and I felt such great relief to finally admit to my friends and close relatives what I experienced in the Air Force.”
Veteran Robert Salas told his story about a glowing red-orange craft that hovered at a Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile silo in Montana and his account has been told for decades and has become a part of the growing UFO lore.
Through the years, the government has remained aloof to reports of UFOs flirting with the most powerful arms during the Cold War. But a different Capitol heard the stories of Salas and his fellow veterans this year.
The group claimed that UFOs have appeared since the 1960s and they’re backed up by the current accounts of Navy witnesses and fighter jet footage of UAP.
Salas has also gathered other Air Force veterans who have written witness affidavits describing their own alleged encounters years ago. He claimed that UFOs appeared at different times and put 20 Minuteman ICBMs off-line at different sites.
Schindele, on the other hand, shared that he and his commander visited a missile launch site near Minot in September 1966, and he was told that 10 missiles at silos in the area suffered guidance and control malfunctions when an 80- to 100-foot wide UFO with bright flashing lights lingered over the site.
Salas, who was a first lieutenant stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, in 1967, said he was working as a deputy missile combat crew commander in the underground nuclear missile control room when a flight security controller called in a panicky manner after seeing a large glowing, pulsating red oval-shaped object linger at the front gate.
Robert Jacobs, who graced the conference via video link from Missouri, said he was an Air Force first lieutenant based at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, in 1964 when he set up a telescope video camera to catch an Atlas rocket test.
Jacobs said the video showed a disc-shaped object flying over the dummy warhead as it soared over the Pacific Ocean, circled it and shot it down with beams of light.
He said the film footage was cut and taken by men in gray suits. His commander ordered him not to say anything about it but Jacobs offered the story to media and it was eventually sold to the National Enquirer tabloid.
Graves, in an interview with Bill Whitaker, said that his F/A-18F Super Hornet squadron spotted UFOs southeast of Virginia Beach in 2014. The squadron, which has upgraded radar, zeroed in with infrared cameras on the UFOs.
Another encounter that his squadron recorded on video was a UFO hovering over Jacksonville, Florida in 2015. Graves, who worked for the Navy for more than a decade, confirmed that his squadron regularly spotted UFOs every day for at least a couple of years.
UFOs are a threat to national security
The retired lieutenant believes that UFOs are a threat to national security but agrees that they might be something else. He cited that other pilots think UFOs were one of three things, namely a secret American technology, an enemy’s spy plane or something out of this world.
“I would say the highest probability is it’s a threat observation program,” Graves said, adding that UFOs could either be a Chinese or Russian technology.
“If these were tactical jets from another country that were hanging out up there, it would be a massive issue. But because it looks slightly different, we’re not willing to actually look at the problem in the face. We’re happy to just ignore the fact that these are out there, watching us every day,” he added when asked whether he is worried about the presence of UFOs in restricted U.S. airspace.
The Department of Defense already has a special unit known as the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force that is dedicated to UFO research. It was established in August last year to gain understanding into the origins and nature of UAP, which is the preferred term for UFOs given by the Pentagon.
The task force replaced the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), which secretly existed from 2007 to 2012. The AATIP’s existence was never known to the public until the New York Times wrote about it in 2017. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
While on a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, out on the Veranda, at night, I clearly saw an object. The object was round, possibly a disk shape, I saw the bottom of the object. The object was gun metal in color, similar to a darker metallic color. The craft was approximately 30 to 40 feet in diameter. The bottom of the object had one amber light in the center, covering approximately 30% of the bottom diameter. The light appeared to have a kind of small funnel glow. The craft looked oddly distorted to the naked eye. The craft was about 100 to 150 feet above and away from the cruise ship in about a 75 degree angle to my location. The object moved quickly left about 75 feet, stopped instantly, hovered, then, moved right about the same distance, stopped instantly, and hovered. It did this flying a few times. The object then flew up and over the cruise ship out of sight. My best description of its flight pattern was like that of a bumblebee searching from flower to flower. When it did take off it did so much faster than it was flying before. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
The following abduction occurred at Bebedouro, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in the afternoon of 4 May 1969. 24-year-old José Antonio da Silva, an enlisted soldier, was fishing on a lagoon when suddenly he heard voices, became aware of figures moving behind him, and felt a burst of light strike his leg. He dropped his fishing rod and fell to his knees.
Two beings, about four feet tall, wearing aluminum like suits and what appeared to be helmets, seized him and dragged him to an object sitting on a dirt road. The object was shaped like an upright cylinder and had black platforms at each end. The soldier was taken inside, where the beings put one of their ‘helmets’ on him…
Da Silva felt the craft rise. The beings talked animatedly among themselves in a language he did not recognize. After a long period of travel, he felt a jarring that suggested their craft had landed. The soldier was then blindfolded and led to a large room, where they removed the wrap from his eyes.
A being stood in front of him who was extremely hairy and slightly taller than the rest. His waist-long hair was reddish and wavy.
When the others took off their helmets, they were of similar appearance.
Da Silva watched as the beings, at one point more than a dozen, examined his fishing equipment and took one of every item he had in duplicate. Later the witness noticed on a low shelf the bodies of four human men, one black, and became terribly frightened. Later still, the beings gave him a dark green liquid to drink out of a cubical stone glass.
The dwarf leader then began a strange conservation with the soldier, mostly about weapons, which was conducted entirely with gestures and drawings.
Da Silva also understood that they wanted him to help in their relations with humans. When the soldier refused, the dwarf snatched the crucifix from the rosary Da Silva always carried with him. As the soldier began praying, a Christlike figure appeared to him, making revelations.
Shortly afterwards, Da Silva was blindfolded again and taken back to earth. As the craft landed, he felt he was being dragged and lost consciousness.
He woke up alone near the town of Vitoria, about 200 miles from where he had been fishing. He was dehydrated and hungry but drank from a stream and was able to catch some fish as he still had his rod with him.
Only his identity card, which the aliens had examined, had disappeared. He had a swollen knee where the ray had struck him and three open wounds on his neck where the helmet had rubbed against his skin. He had been away four and a half days.
One of the central questions in this case is how Da Silva travelled the 200 miles from Bebedouro to Vitoria, and where his physical body was during his 4.5-day absence. If there had been witnesses and video equipment at both locations, would they have observed him being taken aboard a craft, the craft taking off, the landing of the craft at the other location, and his emergence from it?
Most of the abduction could easily be a vision. Jacques Vallee points out the striking parallels between the man’s experience and initiation ordeals.
Initiation rituals are characterized by the following general scenes: the candidate is confronted by members of the occult group wearing a special costume; he is blindfolded; he is led by the arm along a rough and difficult route; he is taken into a specially designed chamber with no windows; he is brought into the presence of a ‘master’; he is given a test and made to answer questions; he is shown a variety of symbols designed to remind him of death; the situation suggests he may not survive the ordeal; he is given ritual food or drink; he is blindfolded again and led outside. All these elements are present in the case of Antonio da Silva. NOTE: The above image is CGI.