- March 25, 1948 - The Aztec, New Mexico UFO Crash &
- It was the columnist Frank Scully who first alerted the world
to sensational stories of recovered flying saucers and little Aztec Crash
Site Area men in his best-selling book Behind the Flying Saucers
published in 1950. Scully claimed that up to that time there had been four
such recoveries, one of which was alleged to have taken place around Aztec,
New Mexico, when sixteen humanoid bodies were recovered together with their
undamaged craft. According to Scully's informants, the disk that landed
near Aztec was 99.99 feet in diameter, its exterior made of a light metal
resembling aluminum but so durable that no amount of heat (up to 10,000
degrees was applied) or diamond-tipped drill had the slightest effect.
The disk apparently incorporated large rings of metal which revolved around
a central, stabilized cabin, using an unfamiliar gear ratio. There were
no rivets, bolts, screws or signs of welding. Investigators were eventually
able to gain entry. Scully was told, because of a fracture in one of the
portholes, which they enlarged, revealing a knob inside the cabin which
when pushed (with a pole) caused a hidden door to open.
- Sixteen small humanoids, ranging in height from 36 to
42 inches, were supposedly found dead inside the cabin, their bodies charred
to a dark brown color. Scully was told that the craft landed undamaged,
having landed under its own guidance. The craft was eventually dismantled,
the investigators having discovered that it was manufactured in segments
which fitted in grooves and were pinned together around the base. The complete
cabin section, measuring 18 feet in diameter was lifted out of the base
of the saucer, around which was a gear that fitted a gear on the cabin.
These segments, together with the bodies, were then transported to Wright
Field (Wright Patterson AFB). Some of the bodies were later dissected and
examined by the Air Force, and were found to be similar in all respects
to human beings, with the exception of their teeth, which were perfect.
- According to important information published by William
Steinman in 1987 there is a large grain of truth in the Aztec story, and
he has managed to acquire some astonishing supportive evidence. Like Scully,
he is unwilling to divulge his sources, which inevitably lays him open
to charges of fabrication. Steinman discovered that the Aztec disk came
to earth on 25 March 1948, having been detected by three separate radar
units in the southwest, one of which was said to have disrupted the craft's
control mechanism. The area of impact was calculated by triangulation and
this information was immediately relayed to Air Defense Command and Gen.
George C. Marshall, then Secretary of State, who allegedly contacted the
MJ-12 group as well as the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit (IPU) of the
Army Counterintelligence Directorate. The IPU operated out of Camp Hale,
Colorado, at this time, Steinman claims, and its main function was to collect
and deliver disabled or crashed disks to certain specified secret locations.
The craft was recovered within hours by the IPU scout team about 12 miles
northeast of ufo landing spotAztec. General Marshall ordered Air Defense
Command to go off alert status, and the radar units were advised that there
had been a false alarm. Marshall then gave orders to the commander of the
IPU to organize a recovery team and contacted Dr. Vannevar Bush - the.
head of MJ-12 to gather together a team of scientists to accompany the
IPU to the crash site.
For further info and the complete story
- March 1950 - NICAP Reports - UFO Activity For March/1950
- March 8, 1950--Dayton, Ohio. A round UFO seen by the
crew of a TWA airliner, was tracked on radar, and chased by two F-51s.
- March 10, 1950--Orangeburg, S.C. Disc hovered over city,
- March 13, 1950--Clarksburg, Calif. Saucer-shaped object
descended, hovered with swaying motion, moved away.
- March 13, 1950--Mexico City, Mexico. Airport observers
saw 4 UFOs, one through theodolite.
- March 16, l950--Dallas, Texas. Navy Chief Petty Officer
at Naval Air Station saw a flat oval UFO pass under a B-36 bomber.
- March l7, 195O--Farmington, N. Mex. Retired Army Captain,
others, saw dozens of discs gyrating in sky.
- March 18, 1950--Nr. Bradford, Ill. Private pilot watched
illuminated oval pass his plane.
- March 20, l950--Nr. Little Rock, Ark. Chicago & Southern
Airlines pilots watched a circular UFO with "portholes" arc above
- March 26, 1950--Reno, Nevada. CAA control tower operator
saw maneuvering light source.
- March 26, 1950--Nr. Washington, D.C. Former Air Force
aircraft inspector dove his plane at disc which zoomed up into overcast.
- National Investigtions Committee On Aerial Phenomena
- March 17, 1950 - The Farmington UFO Armada
- Farmington Daily Times
Saturday, March 18, 1950,
Vol. 61, No. 194
- (front page banner headline)
- HUGE 'SAUCER' ARMADA JOLTS FARMINGTON
- Crafts Seen By Hundreds
- Speed Estimated at 1000 MPH, Altitude 20,000 feet
- For the third consecutive day flying saucers
have been reported over Farmington. And on each of the three days their
arrival here was reported between 11 and noon.
- Three persons called the Daily Times office to report
seeing strange objects in the air just before noon.
- Persons along Main Street once again could be seen looking
skyward and pointing.
- High winds and a dust storm prevented clear vision.
- Fully half of this town's population still is certain
today that it saw space ships or some strange aircraft -- hundreds of them
zooming through the skies yesterday. Estimates of the number ranged from
& quotes several to more that 500. Whatever they were, they caused
a major sensation in this community, which lies only 110 air miles northwest
of the huge Los Alamos Atomic installation.
- The objects appeared to play tag high in the air. At
times they streaked away at almost unbelievable speeds. One witness did
a triangulation sighting on one of the objects and estimated its speed
at about 1,000 miles an hour, and estimated its size as approximately twice
that of a B-29.
- Farmington citizens stood in the streets yesterday watching
the first reported mass "flying saucer" flight ever sighted.
Traffic was slowed to avoid hitting sky gazers. The office of the Farmington
Daily Times was deluged with calls from persons who saw the objects.
- A Red Leader
- Scores described the objects as silvery discs. A number
agreed they saw one that was red in color -- bigger and faster, and apparently
- Clayton J. Boddy, 32, business manager of Farmington
Times and a former Army Engineers captain in Italy, was one of those who
saw the startling objects.
- Boddy was on roadway when all of a sudden I noticed a
few moving objects high in the sky.
- "Moments later there appeared what seemed to be
about 500 of them," Boddy continued. He could not estimate their size
or speed, but said they appeared to be about 15,000 feet high.
- Boddy's account was confirmed by Joseph C. and Francis
C. Kelloff, retail grocers from Antonito, Colo., who were in Farmington
to inspect the site of a proposed new store, and by Bob Foutz and John
Burrell of Farmington. The Kelloffs said the objects appeared to be flying
- One of the most impressive accounts came from Harold
F. Thatcher, head of the Farmington unit of the Soil Conservation service.
Thatcher made a triangulation on one of a number of flying craft, He said
if it had been a B-29 it would have been 2,000 feet high and traveling
more than 1000 miles per hour.
- Knows Engineering
- "I'm not a professional engineer," Thatcher
said, "but I have engineers working under me and I know how to work
out rough triangulation on an object."
- Thatcher emphatically denied an earlier report that the
objects could have been small pieces of cotton fuzz floating in the atmosphere.
- "It was not cotton," he said, "I saw several
pieces of cotton fuzz floating around in the air at the time, but I was
not sighting on any cotton."
- The "cotton" report was started by State Patrolman
Andy Andrews, who quoted several Farmington Residents as asserting it was
cotton they saw. The residents denied Andrew's report.
- The first reports of flying saucers were noted a few
minutes before 11 a.m. yesterday. For a full hour thereafter people deluged
the Times with reports of the objects.
- A second large scale sighting occurred at 3 p.m. At that
time, Mrs. Wilson Jones, 27, and Mr. Roy Hicks, 33, housewives reported
seeing objects to the north of Farmington, flying in perfect formation.
Others reported the same sight.
- Johnny Eaton, 29, a real estate and insurance salesman,
and Edward Brooks, 24, an employee of the Perry Smoak garage, were the
first to report the red-colored sky object.
- Not Airplanes
- Brooks, a B-29 tail gunner during the war, said he was
positive the objects sighted were not airplanes. "The very maneuvering
of the things couldn't be that of modern aircraft," he said.
- John Bloomfield, another employee of Smoak's garage,
said the objects he saw traveled at a speed that appeared to him to be
about 10 times faster than that of jet planes. In addition, he said the
objects frequently made right-angle turns.
- "They appeared to be coming at each other head-on,"
he related. "At the last second, one would veer at right angles upward,
the other at right angles downward. One saucer would pass another and immediately
the one to the rear would zoom into the lead."
- Marlow Webb, another garage employee, said the objects
to the naked eye appeared to be about eight inches in diameter as seen
from the ground. He described them as about the size of a dinner plate."
"They flew sideways, on edge and at every conceivable angle,"
he said. "This is what made it easy to determine that they were saucer-shaped."
None of the scores of reports told of any vapor trail or engine noise.
Nor did anyone report any windows or other markings on the craft.
- In general Farmington accepted the phenomenon calmly,
although it was reported some women employees of a laundry became somewhat
(Source: http://www.aztecufo.com/farm.htm , Artwork - James
- March 21, 1950 - Eleanor Roosevelt Takes Interest
In UFO Sighting
- On Feb. 12, 1950 NBC premiered a weekly
Sunday afternoon interview series, Today With Mrs. Roosevelt. Her
first guests: scientists Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer. In
March of 1950, Mrs. Roosevelt had as a guest on her program an Arkansas
airline pilot who witnessed a flying saucer at close range. Mrs. Roosevelt
took his testimony quite seriously.
- (Click here to read a transcript of the interview Jack
Adams had with the former first lady on this historic moment in unbridled,
- AP news wire report ---
LITTLE ROCK, March 21 -- (AP) -- Arkansas' first flying saucer in
nearly three years was reported last night--and by a veteran airline pilot.
- Capt. Jack Adams of Little Rock, pilot of a Chicago &
Southern Airlines plane en route from memphis, Tenn. to Houston, Tex.,
radioed the C & S operations office here that he had sighted the object
near Stuttgart, Ark.
- On landing here a few minutes later, Adams described
the object As circular and "about the size of a DC-3."
- At Houston Adams said: "The object, I'd judge, was
about 1000 feet in front and above us. We were headed almost due west and
this object crossed our course from the south. It was headed due north."
- Excerpt / transcript from NBC's "Today With Mrs. Roosevelt"
of March 20, 1950
- Adams, who was more than 7000 hours in the air, said
the disc Appeared to be about 100 feet in diameter and was traveling at
a terrific rate of speed--"500 to 600 miles an hour."
- "There was a bright white light flashing intermittently
from the top of the thing," he said, "and around the edge were
what appeared to be ports, something like windows in an airplane.There
was a light coming from the ports, but not a bright one."
- Adams said he saw no vapor trail nor any exhaust flame
that might indicate a source of power. It made no noise that he could hear
over the sound of his own engines. "I have no idea what it was,"
he said, "but I'm convinced it was in controlled flight. My guess
is that it's something developed either by the Army or Navy."
- (Source: http://www.presidentialufo.com/eleanor_ufo_interest.htm
- March, 1957 - 3 Pilots Witness Fatal AF Jet &
Flying Saucer Collision
early March, 1957 four single-seat F-86D Sabre jet fighters were returning
from a practice bombing mission on le Shima island off Okinawa in the East
China Sea. The jets, in a trail 1/2 mile apart, were flying under a low
cloud ceiling at 1,500 feet as they made their landing approach to Okinawa.
Without warning, a huge flying saucer with a red-glowing dome dropped directly
into the path of the lead jet. The plane slammed into the canopy at the
leading edge of the saucer and exploded. Fiery debris rained into the sea
below. The saucer, apparently undamaged, hovered momentarily, then lifted
up into the clouds and disappeared. The three surviving pilots gave their
reports of the deadly collision and drew pictures of the UFO for Major
Rudy Pestalozzi, intelligence officer for the Far Eastern Air Force (FEAF).
Pestalozzi included the plots' accounts and drawings in a report to his
superiors. This report, however, may have had any references to flying
saucers deleted by General William Hipps, Command General of FEAF, who
believed that the air force was wasting its time investigating UFOs. The
true content of the report may never be known, as the US Government claims
to have no records of this tragic incident, in spite of the testimony to
the contrary by both Major Rudy Pestalozzi and the three pilots.
- (Source: 'Saucer People'- Kitchen Sink Productions. Artwork - James Neff)
- March 1959 - London Panics Over UFO/H-Bomb Scare?
- A London television announcer sent the city into panic
when he stated that a UFO was hovering over the city poised to drop an
H-Bomb...! at least according to the Italian magazine 'La Domenica del
Corriere' for that year, complete with highly sensational cover graphics.
Further information on this event has yet to be uncovered. On the surface
it sounds like a pretty inconceivable event, but one never knows. (Britain
conducted H-bomb tests at Christmas Island in 1957 two years earlier.)
Submissions on this strange
- March 14-22, 1966 - Michigan UFO Give Cops A Chase
- Backed up by more than 100 witnesses,
including William Van Horn, a civil defense director, and dozens of students
who watched the football-shaped object for four hours as it maneuvered
near the University of Michigan campus, a nearby airport and a local swamp.
- The March 14 sightings caused an uproar and the area
went on a wild UFO chase.
- Three days later on March 17 two Washtenaw County sheriff's
deputies, Sgt. Neil Schneider and Deputy David Fitzpatrick saw three or
four red, white and green circular objects oscillating and glowing near
Milan about 4 a.m. They called Willow Run Airport officials who could not
confirm with radar.
- Local Newspaper Clipping
- Two more Washtenaw deputies, BuFord Bushroe and John
Foster tried to follow the same type of objects in the northern part of
the county on March 20. Livingston and Monroe county residents also reported
seeing the objects.
Detroit News carried the police chase story the next day along with a drawing
of a quilted football shaped object with lights, dome and antennae. (It
was not maize and blue with a big M on it.) Image Frank Mannor and his
son searching the area where the UFO was seen to land. Note the bent grass.
J. Allen Hynek with Washtenaw County Deputy Sheriff BuFord Bushroe
- Dexter patrolman Robert Huniwell said he spotted an object
in the sky at Quigley and Brand roads between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m.. He said
the flying object with red and green flashing lights, came close to the
ground, hovered above a scout car and was joined by a second vehicle on
- Washtenaw County Sheriff Douglas Harvey ordered all available
deputies to the scene. Six patrol cars, two men in each, and three detectives
surrounded the area. They later chased a flying object along Island Lake
Road without catching it.
- Frank Mannor and his family saw the lights from their
McGuiness Road farm. "I got within 500 yards of that thing and it
looked pyramid-shaped. It had a light here and a light there and what looked
like a porthole.
- "I've seen Venus many
times, but I never saw Venus 50 feet above
a road and moving from side to side like this was..."
- (Portage County Sheriff Ross Dustman to United Press International.)
- "It wasn't like the pictures of a flying saucer
and it had a coral-like surface. I've trapped every hole in this county
and I've never seen anything like it."
- Mannor said the vehicle, by its own lights, appeared
to be the length of a car and had a hazy mist under it as it hung above
the ground. Mannor's son, a member of the Dexter High School track team,
and Mannor's wife also witnessed the object. It rose up to the tree tops
and waited awhile and fell back to the ground. It became different colors,
white on the ground, blue, then red in the trees, and then came down and
changed colors again. It sounded like a ricochet of a bullet, and like
a siren, a real high frequency, they said.
- Police Chief Robert R. Taylor and Patrolman N.G. Lee
came to the farm in response to Mrs. Mannor's call and heard the noise.
- "I thought it was an ambulance," Lee said.
The chief's son, Robert, 16, also saw the red vehicle in the sky at about
10:30 p.m. "It was going on in the east pretty slow, and then it sped
up and went west," he said. "It was flashing red and white."
Image Deputy Sheriff Buford Bushroe, who 'lost it in the Trees.'
- Washtenaw County Deputy Sheriff BuFord Bushroe also observed
it. "It looked like an arc. It was round. We turned around and started
following it through Dexter for five miles. It was headed west and we stopped.
We lost it in the trees. Either the lights went off or it took off with
a tremendous burst of speed. It was about 1,500 feet above the ground.
It moved along at about 100 mph. We were doing 70 before losing it near
- Carloads of college students from nearby University of
Michigan and Eastern Michigan University converged on the area after hearing
radio reports of the sightings.
- Mannor was asked if it could have been a college prank.
He vigorously denied the possibility. "They couldn't rig rigging to
it. There was not anything there, There was no way in the world to get
out. There were two scout cars on the hill and more at the house."
- "I know every pothole in this county," he said.
"I've never seen anything like it. There's nothing wrong with my eyes
and my son has 20/20 vision. We both can't be wrong."
- "My wife says we'll move out of here," he said.
"She doesn't like that. I never lock the doors. Nobody ever bothers
- An Adrian College professor offered the theory that northern
lights may be the objects the deputies tried to chase.
- On March 22 dozens of residents of Dexter and Hillsdale
reported more flying objects emitting strange sounds and lights.
(Note: Later, Hynek claimed it was swamp gas! Others in gov't investigation
said it was a satellite.)
- (Sources: http://www.chez.com/lesovnis/htm/portage66news01.htm#doc
- and http://www.detnews.com/history/ufo/ufo.htm
- March 28th 1966 - Gerald Ford Recommends UFO Committee
"In the firm belief that the American public deserves a better explanation
than that thus far given by the Air Force, I strongly recommend that there
be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomenon". - Former President
Gerald Ford, 28th March, 1966
- March 16, 1967 - Disturbing UFO Encounter At Missle
UFO Demonstrates Power To Disable Missles!
- In central Montana, Thursday morning March 16 1967, Captain
Eric Carlson and First Lieutenant. Walt Figel, the Echo-Flight Missile
Combat Crew, were below ground in the E-Flight Launch Control Center (LCC)
or capsule. The Echo Flight LCC was located between Winfred and Hilger,
about fifteen miles north of Lewistown.
- Missile maintenance crews and security teams were camped
out at two of the Launch Facilities (LFs), having performed some work during
the previous day and stayed there overnight. During the early morning hours,
more than one report came in from the security patrols and maintenance
crews that they had seen UFOs. A UFO was reported directly above one of
the E-Flight (LF) or silos. It turned out that at least one security policeman
was so affected by this encounter that he never again returned to missile
"If THEY can turn them off... THEY can turn them ON!"
- Around 8:30 a.m., Figel, the Deputy Crew Commander (DMCCC),
was briefing the Carlson, the Crew Commander (MCCC), on the flight status
when the alarm horn sounded. One of the Minuteman missiles they supervised
had gone off alert (become inoperable) It was one of the two sites where
maintenance crews had camped out on site. Upset, thinking that the maintenance
personnel had failed to notify him as required by procedure when maintenance
work is done on a missile, that the missile was going 'off-alert' status,
Figel immediately called the missile site.
- When Figel spoke with the on-site security guard, he
reported that they had not yet performed any maintenance that morning.
He also stated that a UFO had been hovering over the site. Figel recalls
thinking the guard must have been drinking something. However, now other
missiles started to go off alert in rapid succession! Within seconds, the
entire flight of ten ICBMs was down! All of their missiles reported a "No-Go"
condition. One by one across the board, each missile had became inoperable.
When the checklist procedure had been completed for each missile site,
it was discovered that each of the missiles had gone off alert status due
to a Guidance and Control (G&C) System fault. Power had not been lost
to the sites; the missiles simply were not operational because, for some
unexplainable reason, each of their guidance and control systems had malfunctioned.
- Two Security Alert Teams (SAT, "strike teams")
were dispatched from Echo to those sites where the maintenance crews were
present. Figel had not informed the strike teams that one of the on- site
guards had reported a UFO. On arrival at the LF's, the SAT reported back
to that UFOs had been seen hovering over each of the two sites by all of
the maintenance and security personnel present at each site.
- Captain Don Crawford's crew relieved the Echo Flight
crew later that morning. Crawford recalls that both Carlson and Figel were
still visibly shaken by what had occurred. Crawford also recalled that
the maintenance crews worked on the missiles the entire day and late into
the night during his shift to bring them all back on alert. Not only had
missiles been lost to our deterrent forces, but had remained out of service
for an entire day!
- Because of this unique incident, as an ex-Missileer describes
it: "All Hell broke loose!" Among the many calls to and from
the E-Flight LCC one was to the MCCC of Oscar-Flight which links to the
equally dramatic story of what happened in another LCC that same morning.
- The Oscar Flight LCC was located a mile or two south
of the town of Roy, about 20 miles southeast of the Echo-Flight LCC.
- The following is as told by Robert Salas who was the
DMCCC in O-Flight that morning:
- My recollection is that I was on duty as a Deputy Missile
Combat Crew Commander below ground in the LCC, during the morning hours
of 16 March 1967.
- Outside, above the subterranean LCC capsule, it was a
typical clear, cold Montana night sky; there were a few inches of snow
on the ground. Where we were, there were no city lights to detract from
the spectacular array of stars, and it was not uncommon to see shooting
stars. Montana isn't called "Big Sky Country" for no reason,
and Airmen on duty topside probably spent some of their time outside looking
up at the stars. It was one of those airmen who first saw what at first
appeared to be a star begin to zig-zag across the sky. Then he saw another
light do the same thing, and this time it was larger and closer. He asked
his Flight Security Controller, (FSC, the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)
in charge of Launch Control Center site security), to come and take a look.
They both stood there watching the lights streak directly above them, stop,
change directions at high speed and return overhead. The NCO ran into the
building and phoned me at my station in the underground capsule. He reported
to me that they had been seeing lights making strange maneuvers over the
facility, and that they weren't aircraft. I replied: "Great. You just
keep watching them and let me know if they get any closer."
- I did not take this report seriously
and directed him to report back if anything more significant happened.
At the time, I believed this first call to be a joke. Still, that sort
of behavior was definitely out of character for air security policemen
whose communications with us were usually very professional.
- A few minutes later, the security NCO called again. This
time he was clearly frightened and was shouting his words:
- "Sir, there's one hovering outside the front gate!"
- "One what?"
- "A UFO! It's just sitting there. We're all just
looking at it. What do you want us to do?"
- "What? What does it look like?"
- "I can't really describe it. It's glowing red. What
are we supposed to do?"
- "Make sure the site is secure and I'll phone the
- "Sir, I have to go now, one of the guys just got
- Before I could ask about the injury, he was off the line.
I immediately went over to my commander, Lt. Fred Meiwald, who was on a
scheduled sleep period . I woke him and began to brief him about the phone
calls and what was going on topside. In the middle of this conversation,
we both heard the first alarm klaxon resound through the confined space
of the capsule, and both immediately looked over at the panel of annunciator
lights at the Commander's station. A 'No-Go' light and two red security
lights were lit indicating problems at one of our missile sites. Fred jumped
up to query the system to determine the cause of the problem. Before he
could do so, another alarm went off at another site, then another and another
simultaneously. Within the next few seconds, we had lost six to eight missiles
to a 'No-Go' (inoperable) condition.
- After reporting this incident to the Command Post, I
phoned my security guard. He said that the man who had approached the UFO
had not been injured seriously but was being evacuated by helicopter to
the base. Once topside, I spoke directly with the security guard about
the UFOs. He added that the UFO had a red glow and appeared to be saucer
shaped. He repeated that it had been immediately outside the front gate,
- We sent a security patrol to check our LFs after the
shutdown, and they reported sighting another UFO during that patrol. They
also lost radio contact with our site immediately after reporting the UFO.
- When we were relieved by our scheduled replacement crew
later that morning. The missiles had still not been brought on line by
on-site maintenance teams.
- Again, UFOs had been sighted by security personnel at
or about the time Minuteman Strategic missiles shutdown.
- (Source: http://www.cufon.org/cufon/malmstrom/malm1.htm
- March 4, 1988 - Coast Guard Buzzed By UFOs
- Sheila and Henry Baker were driving home with their three
children about 8:35 p.m., after going out to dinner. As they neared the
waterfront, Sheila noticed something hovering over the lake and they drove
down to the beach to investigate and got out of the car. The moon was bright
and there was ice on the lake; Sheila could hear it cracking like claps
- Plainly visible was a huge, gunmetal gray football-shaped
object that was rocking back and forth, blinding white light emanating
from both ends, but it was silent. Then the object began moving, swinging
one end toward the shore and descending. The Bakers became frightened,
ran back to their car and fled. When they got home, the object was still
visible from a window that faced the lake. The object moved out over the
ice and continued to descend, with red and blue lights now flashing in
sequence along its lower edge. Sheila then called the Eastlake police to
report a UFO, and was finally referred to the Coast Guard.
- Suddenly 5 or 6 bright yellow triangular objects shot
out of the center of the large object and began darting around independently.
Once they stopped and hovered, point up, around the parent object, then
sped away to the north, turned east, then inland toward the Perry nuclear
- At this point Sheila called the Coast Guard, which sent
a team to their house to investigate. Seaman James Power and Petty Officer
John Knaub arrived towing a Boston Whaler, a seaworthy boat. When Sheila
pointed to the main craft and some of the triangular objects still zipping
around it, the men drove closer to the lake to investigate, accompanied
by the Bakers. At the lakefront they could hear the ice rumbling and roaring.
- In their incident report later sent by teletype to the
Coast Guard headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, the men were quoted as saying
that "the ice was cracking and moving abnormal amounts as the object
came closer to it."
- Power and Knaub gave a running report to their base via
the two-way radio in their Chevy Suburban on what they were seeing. The
window was down, and the Bakers overheard them saying words to the effect,
"Be advised the object appears to be landing on the lake...There are
other objects moving around it. Be advised these smaller objects are going
at high rates of speed. There are no engine noises and they are very, very
- One of the triangles zoomed straight toward the Coast
Guard vehicle, a blur of light, then veered east, straight up, and came
down beside the parent object. Two witnesses in separate locations also
reported seeing the triangles. Suddenly the triangles returned and one
by one entered the side of the parent object as it seemed to land on the
ice. The ellipse flashed a series of red, blue, and yellow lights, the
light emanating from the end of the object turned from white to red, and
the triangles re-emerged and hovered above it. The noise from the ice abruptly
ceased, and the lights and triangles disappeared.
- (Christopher Evans, "Space Case: The Night the Coast
Guard Got Buzzed," Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 12, 1992. See also
Coast Guard teletype report on incident.)
- (Source: http:case880304.htm
- March 30-31, 1990 - The Belgium Triangle/UFO Flap
- a. This report gives an overall view of the reports from
the concerned Air Force units and of the reports from ocular witnesses
of the gendarmerie patrols, about the unknown phenomena watched in the
air space (hereafter called UFOs), south of the axis Brussels-Tirlemont,
during the night of March 30-31,1990.
- b. The observations, visual and radar, were of such a
nature that the take off of two F-16 of the 1 J Wing has been decided,
in order to identify these UFOs.
- c. This report has been established by Major Lambrechts,
VS/3 Ctl-Met 1.
- 2. Context.
- Since the beginning of December 1989,
strange phenomena have been regularly noticed in the Belgian air space.
The Air Force has at its disposal several ocular witnesses, most of them
having been informed by the gendarmerie. The Air Force radar stations could
not confirm, in any case, up to March 30-31, these sightings, and the presence
of the UFOs could never be established by the fighters sent in that order.
The Air Force staff has been able to produce several hypotheses about the
origin of these UFOs. The presence or the testing of B-2 or F-117 A (stealth),
RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicles), ULM (Ultra Light Motorised) and AWACS
in the Belgian air space during the facts can be excluded.
- The cabinet of the MLV (Ministery of National Defense)
has been informed about these discoveries. In the meantime, the SOBEPS
(Societe Belge d'Etude des Phenomenes Spatiaux) got in touch with the MLV,
in order that the MLV backed the SOBEPS in its inquiries about this phenomenon.
- This request has been accepted, and after that the Air
Force has regularly cooperated with this society.
- 3. Chronological summary of the events during the night
of March 30-31,
- Note: local time.
- March 30:
- 23 h 00: The supervisor responsible (MC) for the Glons
CRC (Control Reporting Center) receives a phone call from Mr. A. Renkin,
- MDL, who certifies to see, from his home at Ramillies,
three unusual lights towards Thorembais-Gembloux. These lights are distinctly
more intense than stars and planets, they don't move and are located at
the apexes of an equilateral triangle. Their color is changing: red, green
- 23 h 05: The Glons CRC asks the Wavre gendarmerie to
send a patrol at this place in order to confirm this sighting.
- 23 h 10: A new call from Mr. Renkin points out a new
phenomenon: three other lights move towards the first triangle. One of
these lightsis far brighter than the others. The Glons CRC observes in
the meantime an unidentified radar contact, about 5 km north of the Beauvechain
airport. The contacts moves at about 25 knots towards west.
- 23 h 28: A gendarmerie patrol including, among others,
Captain Pinson, is on the premises and confirms Mr. Renkin's sightings.
Captain Pinson describes the observed phenomenon as follows: the bright
points have the dimension of a big star(*); their color changes continually.
The prevailing color is red; then it changes itself in blue, green, yellow
and white, but not always in the same order. The lights are very clear,
as if they were signals: this enables to distinguish them from stars.
- 23 h 30 - 23 h 45: The three new lights, in the meantime,
have drawn closer to the first observed triangle. In their turn, after
a series of erratic moves, they arrange themselves also in triangular formation.
- In the mean time, the Glons CRC observes the phenomenon
- 23 h 49 - 23 h 59: The Semmerzake TCC/RP (Traffic Center
Control/Reporting Post) confirms in its turn to have a clear radar contact
at the same position pointed out by the Glons CRC.
- 23 h 56: After prerequisite coordination with the SOC
II, and since all conditions are fulfilled to make the QRA take off, the
Glons CRCgives the scramble order to the 1 J Wing.
- 23 h 45 - 00 h 15: The bright points are still clearly
observed from ground. Their respective position does not change. The whole
formation seems to move slowly in comparison with the stars. The ocular
witnesses on ground notice that the UFOs send from time to time brief and
more intense luminous signals. In the mean time, two weaker luminous points
are observed towards Eghezee. Those, as the others, have also brief and
- March 31:
- 00 h 05: Two F-16, QRA of J Wing, AL 17 and AL 23, take
- Between 00 h 07 and 00 h 54, under control of the CRC,
on the whole nine interception attempts have been undertaken by the fighters.
Theplanes have had, several times, brief radar contacts on the targets
designated by the CRC. In three cases, the pilots managed to lock on the
target during a few seconds, which, each time, induced a drastic change
in the comportment of the UFOs. In no case, the pilots have had a visual
contact with the UFOs.
- 00 h 13: First lock on the target designated by the CRC.
Position: "on the nose" 6 NM (Nautical Miles), 9000 feet, direction:
250. The target speed changes within minimum time from 150 to 970 knots,
altitude coming down from 9000 to 5000 feet, then up to 11000 feet, and,
shortly after, down to ground level. From this results a "break lock"
after some seconds, the pilot losing the radar contact. The Glons radar
informs, at the moment of the break lock, that the fighters are above the
- +/- 00 h 19 - 00 h 30: The Semmerzake TCC as well as
the Glons CRC have lost contact with the target. From time to time a contact
appears in the region, but they are too few to have a clear track. In the
meantime, the pilots contact on VHF the radio of the civilian air traffic,
in order to coordinate their moves with the Brussels TMA.
- The radio contact on UHF is maintained with the Glons
- 00 h 30: AL 17 has a radar contact at 5000 feet, 20 NM
away Beauvechain (Nivelles), position 255. The target moves at very high
speed (740 knots). The lock on lasts during 6 seconds, and, at the break
lock, the signal of a jamming appears on the scope.
- +/- 00 h 30: The ground witnesses see three times the
F-16 pass along. During the third pass, they see the planes turning in
circles at the center of the great formation initially seen. At the same
time, they notice the disappearance of the little triangle, while the brightest,
western point of the big triangle moves very fast, probably up. This point
emits intense red signals, in a repetitive way, during the manoeuvre. The
two other points of the great triangle disappear shortly after. The clear
points above Eghezee are no longer visible, and only the western brightest
point of the triangle can be observed.
- 00 h 32: The Glons and Semmerzake radars have a contact
at 110 / 6 NM away Beauvechain, which heads for Bierset at 7000 feet and
- The registered speeds go from 478 to 690 knots. The contact
is lost above Bierset. The Maastricht radar control center has had no contact
with this UFO.
- 00 h 39 - 00 h 41: The Glons CRC mentions a possible
contact at 10 NM from the planes, altitude 10000 feet. The pilots have
a radar contact at 7 NM. Again is noticed an acceleration of the target
from 100 to 600 knots. The lock on lasts only a few seconds, and the planes
as well as the CRC lose the contact.
- 00 h 47: The Beauvechain RAPCON mentions a contact on
its radar, at 6500 feet altitude, position away Beauvechain: 160 / 5 NM.
The GlonsCRC has also a contact on the same position. This one is observed
up to 00 h 56.
- 00 h 45 - 01 h 00: Some attempts are undertaken in order
to intercept the UFOs. The planes register only a few very short radar
- The ground observers see the last UFO disappear towards
Louvain-la-Neuve (NNW). Around 01 h 00, the UFO has completely disappeared.
- 01 h 02: AL 17 and AL 23 quit the frequency of the Glons
CRC and go back to their base.
- 01 h 06: The Jodoigne gendarmerie mentions to the Glons
CRC that has just been observed a phenomenon like the one observed by Mr.
Renkin at 23 h 15.
- 01 h 10: Landing of AL 17.
- 01 h 16: Landing of AL 23.
- 01 h 18: Captain Pinson, who in the meantime has gone
to the Jodoigne gendarmerie, describes his observation as follows: four
luminous white points at the apexes of a square, the center of which is
Jodoigne. The UFO seen towards Orp-Jauche (SW of Jodoigne) is the brightest
and has a yellow-red color. The luminous points move with jerky and short
- +/- 01 h 30: The UFOs lose their luminosity and seem
to disappear in four distinct directions.
- 4. General information.
- a. Meteo. The data mentioned by the Air Force Wing Meteo
regarding the concerned area and during the night of March 30-31, 1990,
- Visibility: 8 to 15 km with clear sky. Wind at 10000
feet: 50/60 knots. A slight temperature inversion at ground, and another,
as slight, at 3000 feet. These data are confirmed in Captain Pinson's report.
He mentions also that the stars were clearly visible.
- b. Because of lack of appropriate material, the ground
observers could not make any photo or film of the phenomenon.
- c. The UFO observed with a telescope is described as
follows: a kind of sphere, a part of which is very luminous; a triangular
shape could also be distinguished (For a more detailed observation, see
Captain Pinson's report, in appendix H1).
- 5. Constatations.
- a. In contradiction with other pointed out UFO sightings,
for the first time a radar contact has been positively observed, in corrrelation
with different sensors of the Air Force (CRC, TCC, RAPCON, EBBE and F-16
radar), and this in the same area as visual observations. This has to be
explained by the fact that the March 30-31 UFOs have been noticed at +/-
10000 feet altitude, whereas in the former cases there was always talk
of visual contacts at very low altitude.
- b. The visual evidences, on which this report is partially
based, come from gendarmes in duty, whose objectivity cannot be questioned.
- c. The UFOs, as soon as seen by the F-16 radar in the
"Target Track" mode (after interception), have drastically changed
- The speeds measured at that time and the altitude shifts
exclude the hypothesis according to which planes could be mistaken for
the oberved UFOs. The slow moves during the other phases differ also from
the moves of planes.
- d. The fighter pilots never have had visual contact with
the UFOs. This can be explained by the changes of luminous intensity, and
even the disappearance of the UFOs, when the F-16 arrived in the neighborhood
of the place where they were observed from the ground.
- e. The hypothesis according to which it was an optical
illusion, a mistake for planets, or any other meteorological phenomenon,
is in contradiction with the radar observations, especially the 10000 feet
altitude and the geometrical position of the UFOs between themselves. The
geometrical formation tends to prove a program.
- f. The first observation of the slow motion of the UFOs
has been made roughly in the same direction and with the same speed as
- The direction differs by 30 degrees from the direction
of the wind (260 degrees instead of 230 degrees). The hypothesis of sounding
balloons is very improbable. The UFOs altitude during all this phase remained
10000 feet, whereas the sounding balloons go on higher and higher, up to
burst at around 100000 feet. It is difficult to explain the bright lights
and changes of color with such balloons.
- It is very improbable that balloons stay at the same
altitude during more than one hour, while keeping the same position between
themselves. In Belgium, during the radar observation, there was no meteorological
inversion in progress. The hypothesis according to which it could be other
balloons must be absolutely dismissed.
- g. Though speeds greater than the sound barrier have
been measured several times, not any bang has been noticed. Here also,
no explanation can be given.
- h. Though the different ground witnesses have effectively
pointed out eight points in the sky, the radars have registered only one
contact at the same time. The points have been seen at a distance one from
another sufficient for them to be distinguished by the radarsalso.
- No plausible explanation can be put forward.
- i. The hypothesis of air phenomena resulting from projection
of holograms(*) must be excluded too: the laser projectors should have
been normally observed by the pilots on flight. Moreover, the hologram
cannot be detected by radar, and a laser projection can be seen only if
there is a screen, like clouds for example. Here, the sky was clear, and
there was no significant temperature inversion.
- (end of report)
(Source: http://www.ping.be/aura-oasis/BelgUFO.htm )
- March 13, 1997 - The Phoenix Lights Event(s)
(1) The Daylight Sightings - The
Jeff Willes Footage
- A few frames from Willes' daylight Phoenix lights video
provided to Rense.com
- When one hears "the Phoenix Lights" almost
everyone generally has one image in mind and one idea; 7 to 9 intensely
bright balls of light forming a slight "V" shape in the night
sky over Phoenix, Arizona on the evening of March 13, 1997. That night
dozens of video-cam operators and thousands of Phoenix residents witnessed
the appearing and disappearing of brilliant UFO(s) which hovered over the
city just beyond the Estrella mountain range, a spectacle so astonishing
that even the national news could not cover it up or blow it off as a flock
of geese or mere space debris re-entry.
- But did you know that video footage
was shot earlier that same day, in roughly the same location, of equally
bright, glowing objects over Phoenix? While the military attempted to scrub
the UFO story in the days following the event with claims of flares being
dropped by nearby Luke Air Force Base, Jeff Willes, a Phoenix resident
and UFO hunter, knew better. He had videotaped the same intensely bright
objects hovering and maneuvering over Phoenix earlier that same day --
these were definitely not flares! (Jeff says that night he did indeed see
flares, so he saw the two different lights and doesn't believe they are
the same thing. His video more than proves this fact).
- Local FOX 10 affiliate put Jeff's
footage and story on the air, interviewing Jeff and featuring the night-time
Phoenix light footage as well. Remarkably, FOX 10 didn't try to make Jeff
look like a nutball, or dismiss the UFO sightings, but presented a curious,
journalistically sound exposé on the anomalous event. I guess it's
a little hard to pan a story that so many thousands of other credible witnesses
also experienced, but this was unusually friendly television coverage.
Perhaps this time, because Jeff was simply not alone -- the whole city
of Phoenix were guests to the many sightings -- and his footage provided
excellent evidence that turned most of the debunking claims of the night-footage
into vapor rather quickly. FOX even offered its viewing audience some of
Jeff's other remarkable UFO footage, as he spends a lot of time outdoors
shooting the skies, watching for UFOs. It has paid off and Jeff has the
goods, as we will see.
- On the 13th of March, Willes was
taking his usual video survey of the Phoenix skies when suddenly strange
spheres of intensely bright light appeared hovering motionless in the sky.
Experienced in shooting UFO footage, Jeff framed the shot with the mountain
range for visual reference and several necessary zooms and pans. The orbs
of light seem to just dangle there, silently in the cloudy sky, slightly
twinkling but by no means strobing, neither did they exhibit any standard
FAA flashing lights. As the minutes passed, one of the objects began to
slowly move off in another direction until it disappeared beyond the looming
cloud bank. The movement was almost imperceptible. The remaining object,
still glowing brilliantly then began to move in the same direction and
Jeff tailed it steadily with his cam until it, too, moved out of sight,
becoming just a tiny glimmer in the distant atmosphere. On Jeff's video,
watching the full sequence in fast-forward mode really reveals the remarkable
movement of these utterly anomalous objects in the sky, and it becomes
abundantly clear they are below the low cloud cover. They very clearly
cannot be jets or planes, balloons, ultra-lights, flares, helicopters,
stars, planets or swamp gas.
- The entire taped event lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Later that evening, the startling appearance of the 7-9 shining UFOs in
the night sky in distinct formation all but serves to verify that what
Jeff Willes was shooting in the daylight came back to hover in the same
spot, only this time with a few 'friends.' Jeff says those lights were
directly over them, while the orbs he shot earlier in the daytime were
captured from the mountains west of the city. Willes footage also seems
to suggest that the Phoenix lights were not attached to one extremely large
object, as some conjecture, but was composed of many individual, glowing
UFOs (unless what Jeff captured were merely scout craft for the location
for a much larger UFO?).
- See the complete report and more images:
- (2) The Night
Sightings - The World Was Watching!
- At approximately 6:55 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, March
13, 1997, a young man in Henderson, Nevada, reportedly witnessed a V-shaped
object, with six large lights on its leading edge, approach his position
from the northwest and pass overhead. In his subsequent written report
to the National UFO Reporting Center, he described it as appearing to be
quite large, approximately the "size of a (Boeing) 747", and
said that it generated a sound which he equated to that of "rushing
wind." It continued on a straight line toward the southeast and disappeared
from his view over the horizon.
- This sighting is perhaps the earliest of a complex series
of events that would take place during the next 2-3 hours over the states
of Nevada, Arizona, and possibly New Mexico, and which would quickly become
known as the "Phoenix Lights" sightings. It involved sightings
by tens, or perhaps even hundreds, of thousands of witnesses on the ground,
and it gave rise to a storm of controversy over what had caused the event.
- The next reported sighting was from a former police officer
in Paulden, AZ. He had just left his home at approximately 8:15 p.m. (Mountain),
and was driving north, when he looked out the driver's window of his car
to the west and witnessed a cluster of five reddish or orange lights. The
formation consisted of four lights together, with a fifth light seemingly
"trailing" the other four. Each of the individual lights in the
formation appeared to the witness to consist of two separate point sources
of orange light.
- The witness immediately returned to his home, obtained
a pair of binoculars, and watched as the lights disappeared over the horizon
to the south. He watched the lights for an estimated 2 minutes, and reported
that they made no sound that he could discern from his vantage point on