Saturday, 21 December 2013

UFO Documentary Film Series Trailer:
“Unsealed: Alien Files: Battle of Los Angeles”


(Discovery Communications, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland)

The so-called Battle of Los Angeles occurred on 24/25 February 1942:
















The famous Battle of Los Angeles photo

UFO News Article:
“Seen a UFO? – Then talk to Tom”


15 February 1978 (Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Deseret News reports on the UFO research work of Tom Vawter:

Quote from the article:
“Tom Vawter, a U.S. Air Force airman at Hill Air Force Base (located just south of Ogden, Northern Utah), is an investigator for the UFO center (J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies) during his off-duty hours.”

Wikipedia article: “Hill Air Force Base”:







(cufos.org image)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

UFO Journal Issue:
“UFO Investigator”


Vol. II, No. 12, September-October 1964
(National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena,
Washington, D.C.) (ufodocarchive.org)

The issue contains the articles, “ ‘UFO Evidence’ Response Mounts,” “IMPRESSIVE EVIDENCE IN N.J. LANDING CASE,” “The Big Job Is Still Ahead,” “SCIENTIST SUPPORTS UFO INQUIRY,” “Socorro Analysis,” “UFO SIGHTING WAVE PERSISTS,” “NEW YORK & MONTANA FLURRIES” and “Close-Range Sightings Near Boston”:


Quote from the article, “The Big Job Is Still Ahead”:
“Since the AF cannot disprove our documented proof of UFO reality and censorship, it is again trying to discredit NICAP. The following official reply to questions about the NICAP Report shows how the AF UFO spokesman, Maj. Maston M. Jacks, avoids discussing our documented evidence:

‘The AF feels that to attach undue significance to the UFO phenomena would only encourage private UFO organizations and provide grist for their claims and contentions.’

Major Jacks’ letter (copy at NICAP) also shows how the AF is trying to hide the powerful, unsolved AF cases cited by NICAP:

‘The unidentified reports,’ states the AF spokesman, ‘remain active until they are identified and at that time they are removed from the unknown category.’ ”






(nicap.org image)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

UFO Journal Issue:
“UFO Investigator”


Vol. I, No. 3, January 1958
(National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena,
Washington, D.C.) (ufodocarchive.org)

The issue contains the articles, “Did the Air Force Deceive the Public About November Sightings?”, “Air Force General Admits UFO Sightings Kept From Public,” “METAL OBJECT FROM SKIES RUSHED TO ATIC FOR ANALYSIS,” “SPHERICAL OBJECT CLIMBING TOWARD MOON REPORTED BY SWEDISH GOVERNMENT,” “NATIONAL AVIATION TRADES ASS’N URGES MEMBERS TO REPORT UFOs,” “COVER-UP SUSPECTED IN REPORTED AIR-UFO CHASE – Civil Aeronautics Board Disapproves UFO Pursuits by Airliners,” “British Astronomer Agrees on Conspiracy of Silence About UFO’s,” “DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS DENIES UFO ‘SHOOT TO KILL’ ORDER,” “Serious Flaws in AF Special REPORT 14 Revealed by NICAP Analysis,” “AIR FORCE DENIES UFO WITNESSES MUZZLED DESPITE ORDER AT DALLAS,” “OFFICIAL AIR FORCE STATEMENTS ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS,” “FOREIGN UFO GROUPS AND PUBLICATIONS” and “THE FLYING SAUCER STORY – A History of Unidentified Flying Objects – Part III”:


Quote from the article, “DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS DENIES UFO ‘SHOOT TO KILL’ ORDER”:
“In an official statement to NICAP, Vice Admiral Thomas S. Combs, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, has denied published reports of a Navy ‘shoot to kill’ order applying to Unidentified Flying Objects The press account, originally published in the Fullerton, California, NEWS TRIBUNE, has recently been revived because of an official admission by the Air Technical Intelligence Center that Air Force pilots have fired on UFOs. (Air Force comments on this ATIC statement are discussed elsewhere in this issue of ‘UFO INVESTIGATOR.’)”






(nicap.org image)

UFO News Article:
“What About Saucers? –
One in 17 Objects Seen ‘Unexplainable’ ”


18 May 1953 (Reading Eagle, Pennsylvania)

The article informs about the UFO investigative activities of the Air Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC), U.S. Air Force:


Book Chapter: “A History of NASIC (National Air and Space Intelligence Center): Chapter Two: Air Technical Intelligence Center and the Soviet Threat” (nasicaa.org):

http://www.nasicaa.org/chapter02.pdf













The seal of the Air Technical Intelligence Center, U.S. Air Force
(wikimedia.org image)

UFO News Article:
“Flying Saucer Boom Nuisance To Air Force –
Queries Interfere With Intelligence Work,
Samford Says”


1 August 1952 (The Portsmouth Times, Ohio)

The Portsmouth Times presents a statement by U.S. Air Force Major General John Samford:















Major General John Samford, U.S. Air Force
(google.com photo)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

UFO Book (Excerpts, Tables and Responses):
“UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry”


(NICAP.org)

The book (published by Anomalist Books (San Antonio, Texas) on 5 July 2012) is written by Michael D. Swords and Robert Powell, with Clas Svahn, Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, Bill Chalker, Barry J. Greenwood, Richard Thieme, Jan L. Aldrich and Steve Purcell:


248-249
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS & 1957”:


“249-252
Operation Moonwatch”:


252-256”:


“TABLE 1: 1957 UFO Sightings from Blue Book”:


“TABLE 2: 1949-1979 UFO Vehicle Interference Cases from CUFOS”:


“Responses”:
















(4.bp.blogspot.com/theufochronicles.com image)

UFO Article (Blog):
“Flying Saucer Review Volume 6:
The Phenomenon”


By Dr. Michael D. Swords, 16 April 2010
(The Big Study)

The article contains a report on the 13/14 August 1960 Red Bluff, California UFO incident:


The incident was witnessed by two California Highway Patrol officers and several other police officers and citizens.

The oval shaped UFO was first sighted descending towards the witnesses before abruptly stopping.

Quote from the article:
“It shot back up 600 feet and hovered. It was glowing and looked like a 150 foot long football. It occasionally put on shows of non-inertial motions with very erratic changes of direction and speed. It seemed to be metallic under the glow and had big light beams at each end. It seemed to be playing cat-and-mouse with the police as when they approached, it moved away, but when they stopped it approached. At greater distances, many other policemen and citizens witnessed the thing. There was a confirmed-then-denied mention of radar tracking. The patrolmen had fairly constant static on their radios.”

“Red Bluff, California” (City-Data.com):

http://www.city-data.com/city/Red-Bluff-California.html






















Satellite photo of Red Bluff, California
(tageo.com image)

Friday, 13 December 2013

UFO Article (Blog):
“A Forgotten Piece of 1959 Research”


By Dr. Michael D. Swords, 4 April 2010
(The Big Study)

The article focuses mainly on two UFO polls conducted by John Lester of the Newark Star-Ledger:


Quote from the article:
“The mention was about a poll that Lester made of 50 commercial pilots about what they felt about UFOs and the way the government was handling the subject and treating the witnesses.

Lester did a much more ambitious poll than the one with the pilots. Taking a full month to accomplish it, he contacted 1000 government radar operators around the US and asked several questions: Had they seen UFOs? Did their radars track them? Were they ‘real targets’? What did they think about all this? Lester's results were far more stunning [for me] than the pilot responses.”














Diagram of the UFOs tracked by Washington’s National Airport radar scope on 20 July 1952. At A, 7 objects approach the Nation’s capital from the south. At B, some are seen over the White House and Capitol. At C, they appear over Andrews Air Force Base. At D, one UFO tracks an airliner. At E, one is seen to make a sharp right angle turn. Source: UFOs  A Pictorial History From Antiquity to the Present, by David C. Knight. (McGraw Hill Book Co., 1979.) (rense.com image)

UFO Article (Blog):
“DISCLOSURE???”


By Dr. Michael D. Swords, 3 February 2011
(The Big Study)

Michael D. Swords informs about different types of UFO disclosure:

Quote from the article:
“A few words about Type One. This has been going on for a very long time. It was the primary agenda item of NICAP, Major Keyhoe, Richard Hall, and many of the Giants of ‘ancient’ UFOlogy. It was an extreme irritant in the hide of the intelligence community and particularly the Air Force, and required a special Pentagon/Wright-Pat hit-team to thwart them in the late fifties and early sixties. The released insider documents describing this ‘team’s’ struggles to head Keyhoe off are the clearest statements of government deliberately blocking UFO inquiry that any conspiracy theorist would desire.”






(nicap.org image)

UFO Publications:
“UFO Studies, Research Papers and Books”


(NOUFORS, Sudbury, Canada)

Northern Ontario UFO Research & Study presents the following UFO reports, research papers and books:

* “PROJECT BLUE BOOK  SPECIAL REPORT NO.14, May 5, 1955”

* “ELECTRO-MAGNETIC EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS by Washington, D.C., Subcommittee of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), June 1960”

* “THE UFO EVIDENCE, 1964 (book by NICAP)”

* “ADVANCED VEHICLE CONCEPTS RESEARCH, May 2, 1968”

* “UNITED STATES AIR FORCE PROJECTS GRUDGE and BLUEBOOK REPORTS 1-12, June 1968”

Dr. James E. McDonald publications:
* “STATEMENT ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS, 
July 29, 1968

* UFOs  An International Scientific Problem

* UFOs  Extraterrestrial Probes?

* UFO ENCOUNTER 1

* Science in Default

* UFOs and the Condon Report

* THE PROBLEM OF THE UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

* UFOs OVER LAKENHEATH IN 1956

* THE 1957 GULF COAST RB-47 INCIDENT

* THE KIRTLAND AIRFIELD UFO

* UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS: GREATEST SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM OF OUR TIMES?

* Science, Technology, and UFOs

* Letter to the United Nations Outer Space Affairs Group Meteorological Factors in Unidentified Radar Returns”

* “RAND Document, November 27, 1968”

* “UFOLOGY, 1976 (book by James M. McCampbell”

* “THE UFO ENIGMA, 1983”

* “The Case for the Extraterrestrial Origin of Flying Saucers” 
(paper by Stanton T. Friedman):

http://www.noufors.com/UFO_studies_research_papers_&_books.html

(noufors.com image)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

UFO News Article:
“Coverup charged on UFOs”


14 November 1983 (Spokane Chronicle, Washington)

The article focuses on the November 1983 “A Cosmic Watergate?” conference:


Quote from the article:
“LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Lawrence Fawcett says he was a skeptic about UFOs until the afternoon he saw one the size of a Boeing 747 tap a power substation in Manchester, Conn., and blow out the town’s electricity.”

Lawrence A. Fawcett was a Connecticut police officer.











The late Lawrence A. Fawcett, U.S. UFO Author & Researcher
(ufo.com.br photo)

U.S. Military UFO Reports, UFO News Articles & National Wire Service Reports:
“the battle of los angeles”


(Saturday Night Uforia)

Several UFOs were first sighted over Los Angeles, California on the night of 24 February 1942.

Excerpt from the Wikipedia article, “Battle of Los Angeles”: “Air raid sirens were sounded throughout Los Angeles County at 2:25 a.m. and a total blackout was ordered. Thousands of air raid wardens were summoned to their positions. At 3:16 a.m. on February 25, the 37th Coast Artillery Brigade began firing 12.8-pound anti-aircraft shells into the air at the object(s); over 1400 shells would eventually be fired [1]. Pilots of the 4th Interceptor Command were alerted but their aircraft remained grounded. The artillery fire continued sporadically until 4:14 a.m. The objects were said to have taken about 20 minutes to have moved from over Santa Monica to above Long Beach. The "all clear" was sounded and the blackout order lifted at 7:21 a.m.”

It was the contemporary news agencies who named the UFO incident, The Battle of Los Angeles:















The famous Battle of Los Angeles photo

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

UFO Article & Documentary Film Series Trailer: “New UFO show set to premiere
on Discovery Canada”


By Jason McClellan, 10 December 2013
(OpenMinds.tv, Tempe, Arizona)

The documentary series is titled “Close Encounters”:

http://www.openminds.tv/new-ufo-show-set-premiere-discovery-canada/25398

(wikimedia.org image)

Mystery Documentary Film Series Trailer:
“THE UNEXPLAINED FILES” (2013)


31 October 2013
(Discovery Communications, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland)

“Missing Pilot”:

This is a documentary trailer on the 21 October 1978 Frederick Valentich disappearance. On this date, Valentich was flying from Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne to King Island, Tasmania.















The Australian article on the 21 October 1978 Frederick Valentich case (4.bp.blogspot.com image)

U.S. Government UFO Documents:
“Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)
Related Documents DoD: UFO Packet”


(Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff,
FOIA Requester Service Center,
United States Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.)

The “UFO Packet” (foi/homeland_defense/UFOs/) web page contains the U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet titled “INFORMATION OF UFOs,” which announces that the Air Force ended its UFO investigations on 17 December 1969 (Page 26):


The web page also contains the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)/Joint Staff (JS) document called “DDO TALKER (AS OF 091400 EST NOV 75).”

The document’s full text reads as follows (Page 55):
UFO SIGHTING

(U) Unknown sightings vicinity Malmstrom AFB, MT (See MFR).
A follow-up with NORAD at 090430 EST provided no additional
Information. (LTG Smith indicated his continuing interest in
phones with DDO OT #4 on 8 November 1975).














The seal of the United States Department of Defense (wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org image)

Monday, 9 December 2013

UFO News Article & TV News Report:
“ITV programme to revisit
famous Suffolk UFO sighting”


20 November 2013 (ITV, London, UK)

ITV reports on the December 1980 Rendlesham Forest UFO case:

(2.bp.blogspot.com image)

UK Government UFO Documents:
“Selected Documents: Rendlesham Forest/
Flying Saucer Working Party”


(nickpope.net)

Quote from the web page:
“The Flying Saucer Working Party was set up in October 1950 by Ministry of Defence Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Henry Tizard”:


Quote from the “Flying Saucer Working Party” document:
“Investigation of incidents in the United Kingdom

10. During the summer and autumn of 1950 the British press gave considerable publicity to reports of alleged sightings of luminous bodies travelling at high speed, usually after dark, but occasionally in daylight. The Air Ministry also received a number of letters from members of the public with similar reports.”











Nick Pope, the former Head of the UK MoD's UFO Office

(1991-1994), UFO Author, Lecturer & Researcher

Sunday, 8 December 2013

UFO Documentary Film Excerpt:
“UFOs, New Mexico, and the Farmington Armada”


30 June 2008 (YouTube channel: Paul Kimball)

Text by Paul Kimball:
“In this slightly re-edited clip from the 2004 documentary ‘Aztec: 1948,’ Stan Friedman, the late Karl Pflock, and reporter Deborah Mayeux of the Farmington Daily Times discuss UFOs seen over New Mexico in the late 1940s, and the Farmington Armada case from 1950.”


The 1950 Farmington (New Mexico) UFO incidents occurred on 
16 and 17 March, NICAP.org reports: “The Farmington Invasion”:


Related post:

UFO News Article:
“Hundreds Witness Mystery Flight
Of Flying Discs In New Mexico”,
18 March 1950 (Lewiston Morning Tribune, Idaho):


“Farmington, New Mexico” (City-Data.com):

http://www.city-data.com/city/Farmington-New-Mexico.html






















Satellite photo of Farmington, New Mexico
(tageo.com photo)

UFO Audio Interview:
“UFO Encounters – March 16, 1950
near Clearfield, PA – Dr. Craig Hunter”


10 December 2008 (Eyes On The Skies Productions)

Dr. Craig Hunter observed a large, disk shaped UFO at close range:


Related post:

UFO News Article:
“A 2-Minute Close-Up View -
Scientist Sees Flying Saucer Spinning Near Clearfield”,
16 March 1950 (The Pittsburgh Press, Pennsylvania):


“Clearfield, Pennsylvania” (City-Data.com):

http://www.city-data.com/city/Clearfield-Pennsylvania.html






















Satellite photo of Clearfield, Pennsylvania
(tageo.com photo)

Saturday, 7 December 2013

UFO Case Reports:
“UFO CASEBOOK: 1950”


(NICAP.org)

Quote from the web page:
“This selection of ‘UFO CASEBOOK’ contains the Blue Book ‘Unknowns’ and will soon provide the best links to these cases (where available). Appropriate additions to these and other Casebook files, in particular, those filed AFTER Blue Book closed down in December of 1969, will eventually be provided by reputable private researchers and official UFO organizations.

Francis Ridge

NICAP”:

http://www.nicap.org/1950.htm

Related posts:

ufo-newsmagazine-articles-book-excerpt.html







(nicap.org image)

UFO Report Chronology:
“UFO Sightings in 1950”


(UFO DNA, U.S.A.)

Many of the 1950 UFO incidents were witnessed by military personnel:


Quote from the web page:
“22 January 1950 04:40 (a.m.) – Kodiak, Alaska, USA – US Navy patrol plane and USS Tillamook encounter a ‘threatening’ radar target and electromagnetic effects”

NOTE: Each UFO case report contains a link to a map of the location of the UFO incident.





















Satellite photo of Kodiak, Alaska
(tageo.com image)

UFO Report:
“1950 UFO Chronology
and Graphic Evidence of UFO Reality”


Created: 22 December 2005,
Updated: 13 November 2013
(NICAP.org)

Quote from the web page:
“This is a 21-page report on an on-going project involving a number of people. With the help of William Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), and Dan Wilson (digging out the cases from my checklist), the task becomes much easier. But without Brad Sparks’ updated list, the Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns, the entire project would have been impossible. And our thanks also go to Jean Waskiewicz who created the online NICAP DBase (NSID) that helped make it possible to link from the cases to the reports themselves.

This was a very important year in UFOlogy. Some of the best photographic evidence was obtained that year: April 23, Red Bud, Illinois; April 27, White Sands, New Mexico (Cinetheodolite film taken by camera tracking station); May 11, McMinnville, Oregon (Trent photos); May 24, White Sands (Cinetheodolite films); June 27, Louisville, Kentucky (Hixenbaugh movie film); August 15, Great Falls, Montana (Mariana color film); August 31, Alamogordo, New Mexico (Project TWINKLE film). Even more important is the fact that the April 27 White Sands tracking was a successful triangulation!!!

Then there were all the sightings and radar-jamming and radiation incidents at Oak Ridge (in particular, Oct 29 & 30th). The Oak Ridge story included the FBI being put on ‘immediate high alert’.

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator”:

http://www.nicap.org/waves/1950fullrep.htm






(nicap.org image)

UFO News Article:
“Planes Make Futile Chase Of Flying Disk”


19 September 1950 
(The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa-Northport, Alabama)

Hundreds of Poplar Bluff, South-Eastern Missouri residents sighted a UFO on the afternoon of 18 September 1950, The Tuscaloosa News informs:


Quote from the article:
“Police, airport and radio station personnel said ‘just about everyone in Poplar Bluff’ saw the mysterious object for five or six hours yesterday afternoon.

Civil Aeronautics Authority workers at Maiden, 28 miles southeast of here, plotted its southeasterly course from 4. p.m. until dark.

A National Guard sergeant at Memphis finally confirmed that the F-51’s climbed to 39,000 feet but could not make contact with the object. He did not say whether the pilots actually saw the object.”

“Poplar Bluff, Missouri” (City-Data.com):

http://www.city-data.com/city/Poplar-Bluff-Missouri.html




















Map of Missouri (lib.utexas.edu)
(lib.utexas.edu image)

UFO News Article:
“More Flying Disk Stories Heard;
Now Over Carolinas”


10 March 1950 (The Bend Bulletin, Oregon)

The article contains reports on two March 1950 mass UFO sightings:


On 10 March (according to NICAP.org), a disk shaped UFO hovered over Orangeburg, South Carolina for 15 minutes, then disappeared leaving a vapour trail (night-time sighting) and a bright, disk shaped UFO was sighted over Van Nuys, Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley), California on 8 March (according to the website, UFO DNA).

Quote from the article:
“Another flying saucer was reported yesterday by residents of Van Nuys, Calif., who told police they saw a bright disk flying about 400 feet in the air. All witnesses said they were sure it was not an aircraft of any known variety.

Composer Eddie Coffman and actor Reed Hadley and his wife said they studied the disk through a telescope. Coffman said it appeared to be 50 feet in diameter and have a dark smudge on the top.”

“Orangeburg, South Carolina” (City-Data.com):


Wikipedia article: “Van Nuys, Los Angeles”:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Nuys,_Los_Angeles






















Satellite photo of Orangeburg, South Carolina
(tageo.com photo)

Thursday, 5 December 2013

UFO News Article:
“Flying Disk Reported at Sioux City”


31 March 1950 (The Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, Iowa)

A UFO, described as looking like a straightedge ruler and as a disk, was sighted over Sioux City, Iowa on 30 March 1950:


Quote from the article:
“The object was seen by at least eight persons, including several members of the Iowa air national guard unit here.

Dr. Fred M. Bohmker, 30, a veterinarian, said he saw the object at about 9:30 a.m. while pursuing his hobby of watching wild geese in migration.

‘One particular flock of geese went overhead, but an object remained above their path of flight,’ he said. He declared he watched it through binoculars and ‘all I could think of was a straight-edge ruler.’

Two other persons with Dr. Bohmker also saw the object. They were Sam Baker, about 28, and Harlan Hyde, about 48.

Cpl. Richard Kjos, 21, a member of an air national guard unit, said he saw the object a little later. ‘It followed a T-6 (training plane) right into the traffic pattern. It was white – awfully white – and was blurred around the edges, mist-like.’

Kjos said the object appeared to be ‘quite high’ over a highway near the air base.

Both the corporal and other members of the national guard unit who saw the object said it appeared to be controlled because it ‘made a smooth even flight.’

They said it travelled slowly for a time and then streaked away at high speed. Some of the guardsmen described the object as ‘like a dime turned on edge.’ ”

“Sioux City, Iowa” (City-Data.com):

http://www.city-data.com/city/Sioux-City-Iowa.html






















Aerial view of Sioux City, Iowa
(airphotona.com photo)






















Satellite photo of Sioux City, Iowa
(tageo.com photo)