Friday, 21 October 2016

UFO News Article:
“Local resident attempts to clarify flying saucrs”

1 September 1971
(The Val d’Or Star, Canada)

The article reports on the UFO research work of John Ferguson.

Quote from the article:
“Mr. Ferguson began his book last year and has included not only events from around the world, but reported UFO sightings from northwestern Quebec.”

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

UFO News Article:
“Workman sees mysterious object
above the sea near Cicerata”

2 February 2007
(Gazzetta del Sud, Messina, Italy)

Source: Water UFO (

The whole (translated) article:
“Two days ago a mysterious object, possibly a submersible craft, was seen in the early hours of the morning over the sea near Cicerata. At around 4:45 am Domenico Giarrotta, a 51-year-old married workman from Via Torquato in Barcellona, was driving home from Milazzo along the Barcellona coastal road when a light coming from the direction of the sea caught his attention. He parked his car and around a kilometer from the shore he saw an off-white circular object that was around twenty meters in diameter and emitting a bright red light.
At that moment another car arrived on the scene. The driver, from Novara di Sicilia, stepped out of his car and asked Giarrotta what he thought was happening, but neither one of them could come up with a satisfactory explanation for the strange circumstances. According to the description given by the two witnesses, the immense white ball had red lights that glowed and sparkled, and it remained immobile above the water. After around five minutes it started moving and slowly disappeared under the water, after which the whole area was plunged into darkness. Domenico Giarrotta and the other driver went home, puzzled and shocked.
They reported the event to the Port Authority in Milazzo. Domenico Giarrotta told us: ‘I was returning from Milazzo at around 4:45 am, when about a kilometre away from the shore I saw a huge white ball that turned flame red.’ The motorist from Barcellona added: ‘It looked like a truck engine; it was round, a fiery red color and gave off an intensely bright light. There was another driver who was there and saw it too. We watched, intrigued and amazed, and as we were watching and talking the strange object lowered and disappeared into the sea. The sea was calm and remained calm. The sighting lasted around four or five minutes, then the huge white ball disappeared into the sea. I had never seen anything like it. The thing that amazed me was that a vast area of sea was illuminated by the red light that the object was giving off. Initially it seemed like an optical illusion. But then the other motorist and I realized it was all really happening. I don’t know, maybe it was a submarine, even if it was a strange shape and size and gave off a bright red light.’ ”                                                                                            

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Google Website Searches:
Focus On Newspaper/News Media Articles
Reporting On Water-Related UFO Incidents

Website: Water UFO ( UFO case report:


The whole case report:
A series of New Jersey police sightings after a reported disc landing in a reservoir -- important because police and several newspapers openly rejected an attempted ‘hoax’ explanation.
The action began on September 15. At 5 p.m., two shiny discs were seen over Oradell, N.J. At 6 p.m., two shiny, round UFOs were sighted by former Navy flying officer J. J. McVickers just across the state line. At 7:50, NICAP member Victor Cipolla saw a glowing object descend toward Oradell, and other witnesses saw it dart back and forth near the reservoir. At 7:55, three teen-aged boys saw a bright, oval-shaped object land in the reservoir with a loud splash. A man working nearby also heard the splash, according to police. After a moment the strange device took off, climbed silently at high speed.           

As McGuire AFB began an investigation, new reports came in. On September 21, four Hawthorne police officers watched a device with two beam-like headlights hover over a quarry. Officer George Jediny, in a report to NICAP, said the UFO -- which he sketched as a disc -- seemed to revolve. The quarry night watchman, Wm. Stocks, said the UFO had also appeared the night before. When he drove a Jeep nearer to check up, the object maneuvered to keep out of the headlights. (Similar reaction often reported.)
Just after midnight, September 24, the same or a similar device was seen over the quarry by over a dozen Hawthorne police officers and the chief reporter of the N. J. State Press, George Della Penta. When a police-car spotlight was pointed up at the UFO, it began to move. Before it left, Mr. Della Penta shot 18 feet of color film. (Analysis not completed.)
Later, Oradell police received a letter signed ‘The Bergenfield Pranksters,’ purporting to be from some boys who said they faked the sightings with aluminum-coated model aircraft supported by helium balloons. This was promptly rejected by the police and newspapers that checked the facts, among them:
The Newark Evening News, Science Writer Philip Del Vecchio: ‘It would have been impossible for them (the Bergen County boys) to put their model planes so high that they could be seen in Hawthorne... No object such as they could have put together could have moved at the lightning speeds attributed to the UFO. The light... could not have been produced by amateurs. This newspaper makes an appeal to other residents ...with the assurance that reports will be treated with dignity.
The Hawthorne Observer, rebuking those who accepted an unsigned letter from a town miles away, said it was time to treat the reports seriously.
The Riverdale Sunday Trend: ‘Suppose the real hoax is the letter purporting to explain the whole thing?’
The Hawthorne News Record: ‘To imply so flippantly that our police officers spent almost half an hour looking at a balloon and then watched it speed away at an incredible rate -- all in quite an opposite direction from Oradell--is insulting.’
The Newark Sunday News: ‘Flying saucers are still a big mystery...are seen with great regularity by sane and logical inhabitants of the planet Earth. What they are and where they come from and what their mission is has not yet been satisfactorily explained.’

Regardless of the final outcome, these New Jersey sightings have shown that an increasing number of newspapers no longer accept quick brush-off answers to sightings by competent witnesses.                                            

This reference: UFO Investigator (NICAP), Vol. 11, No. 6, October/November 1962, pp. 3-4. With thanks to the Donald E. Keyhoe Archives.              

NOTE: There are many more references to the 15th’s sighting, but only three have a reference to the water. I have highlighted these in yellow below.-CF-”

I also reported on this case in 2011:

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Monday, 17 October 2016

UFO Article/U.S. Government UFO Documents:
“from the (-x) files of the fbi” (1947)

(Saturday Night Uforia)

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Canadian Government UFO Documents:
“Canadian UFO Reports”

3 March 2015
(The Black Vault, U.S.A.)

John Greenewald, Jr. reports that the documents (received from the Department of National Defence (DND)) were obtained under the Access to Information Act (AIA) in Canada.

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UFO Article/
Canadian Government UFO Documents:
“Air Force Instruction 10-206 –
The Vanishing UFO Regulation”

13 April 2016
(The Black Vault, U.S.A.)

John Greenewald, Jr. presents several North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) UFO documents (CIRVIS UFO case reports).

The documents were obtained (under the Access to Information Act (AIA)) from Canada’s Department of National Defence.

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Saturday, 15 October 2016

Google Website Searches:
Focus On News Media Articles Reporting On Police Department/Sheriff’s Office/Law Enforcement Officer Involvement In UFO Incidents

Website: Saturday Night Uforia (

(Search term: Police Department)





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UFO news article:
“Air Liner Crew Confirms Flying Discs Over State”

5 July 1947
(The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon)

Quote from the article:
“The first ‘saucers’ sighted were said to be ‘right over’ Oaks amusement park. Don Metcalfe, Oaks employee, told William LeRoy, park superintendent, that he had seen them.

An ‘all car’ alert by Portland police radio brought reports from Patrolman Earl Patterson, in car 13, and Patrolmen Walter Lissy and Robert Ellis, in car 82, that they had spotted them.”

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UFO News Article:
“New Series Of Sightings Of UFOs Here”

2 April 1977
(The Gettysburg Times, Pennsylvania)

The whole article:
“Burton Woods jumped from his bed when he heard it coming. He raced to the porch of his home and watched the tear-shaped flying object hover nearby for about five minutes.

‘It had a high-pitched whine, like when you twirl a rope over your head,’ said Woods.

Then he snapped some pictures of what he thought was the Goodyear blimp.

‘But when I got a real good look at it, I realized it was like nothing I had ever seen before in my life.’

Woods is the latest north-central Pennsylvania resident to report sighting an unidentified flying object (UFO).

The film he shot from his mobile home in Clearfield County was turned over to the Pennsylvania Center for UFO Research here, which is looking into a series of UFO sightings in the area last week. It will be developed over the weekend.

Woods described the object as having the shape of a teardrop, about 150 to 200 feet long.

‘It was a brownish-gray color and had a bright glossy green panel on the bottom. I got so close I could have clobbered it with a baseball,’ said Woods, who never believed in UFO’s before.

‘We feel he really did see an unidentified craft,’ said Joan Jeffers, executive director of the Pittsburgh group, which is allied with the National Center for UFO Study in Illinois.

‘Intuitively I feel the man is telling the truth because most people are not very well versed on the effects of close encounters with UFOs,’ she said.

Among the after-effects Woods described were headaches, blurred vision and general fatigue.

‘Based on information gathered over the years by other people who say they have been exposed to UFOs, these symptoms are typical,’ Mrs. Jeffers added.

Last week scores of people in the Punxsutawney-Dubois area reported strange lights and objects. A number of state police officers, including one who followed an object and watched it for about a half-hour, were among those reporting the sightings.”

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

UFO Article (Blog):
“ ‘OPREP-3’ – A Classified US Military
Reporting Channel For UFO Incidents? – Part 5”

By Paul Dean, 10 October 2016
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, Melbourne, Australia)

Quote from the article:
“Recently, in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this series, I have highlighted the use of the US military’s OPREP–3 system to report apparent UFO events which have occurred over military installations, and, in air defence environments. OPREP–3 is short for ‘Operational Reporting – 3,’ one of a number of distinct categories of operational report channels. A December, 1993 dated Instruction, titled ‘Joint Reporting Structure Event and Incident Reports,’ and promulgated by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), establishes that:

‘The OPREP–3 reporting system… …is used by military units at any level of command to report significant events and incidents to the highest levels of command.’

As I have previously outlined in this series, both Loring AFB and Wurtsmith AFB were, in late 1975, the scene of unusual and unexpected ‘over flights’ or ‘intrusions’ by objects variously described as ‘unidentified helicopters,’ ‘unknown helicopters,’ ‘unidentified flying objects,’ ‘unknown objects’ and ‘UFOs.’ Both these bases were under USAF Stratigic Air Command (SAC) control, and both held nuclear weapons. These events were reported, via the OPREP–3 channel, to the National Military Command Center (NMCC), the Strategic Air Command Headquarters (SAC HQ), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), the USAF’s Major Command Coordination Center (MCCC), the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD), the USAF’s Air Force Intelligence Service, (AFIS), the 8th Air Force’s Headquarters (8AF HQ), and a number of other components within the US military and intelligence community. Also, other SAC bases, including Malmstrom AFB and Minot AFB, plus Canada’s Falconbridge Air Station, were likewise intruded on by unidentified aircraft, or, at minimum, some sort of unusual phenomena. As the months went on into 1976, other USAF installations, including Fort Richie AFB, Cannon AFB and Eglin AFB were the scene of similar aerial disturbances. Judging by tantalising references in officially released records, there may have been similar events at other US military installations too.

In this Part 5, I will be highlighting never–before–seen US military documents which demonstrate, unmistakably, a considerable level of investigation done into the 1975 ‘over flights.’ I will not attempt to assemble the entire investigative history that was performed by interested commands and agencies, as such an undertaking would probably require a book–length treatment, and, many of the documents involved remain classified, or, will have been presumably destroyed. Rather, I will present, and briefly discuss, a mixture of records which simply provide a snapshot of government UFO investigation, evaluation, and very high level concern.”

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UFO Magazine Article:
“Aliens observam nossas guerras”
(“Aliens watch our wars”)

By Thiago Luiz Ticchetti
(Revista UFO (Brazilian UFO Magazine), Campo Grande, Brazil)

Foo fighters photographed during WWII
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UFO News Article:
“Police Report Seeing UFOs”

13 August 1974
(Nashua Telegraph, New Hampshire)

The whole article:
“Law enforcement officials from three communities in the Lakes Region area reported Sunday sighting Unidentified Flying Objects.

Police officers from Tilton, Guilford, Belmont and the Belknap County Sheriff’s Office said they spotted the UFOs beginning about 3:30 a.m. in the Sanbornton area around Interstate 93.

Tilton police officers Mike Alden and Mark Paine were the first to report seeing the UFOs and called for other units to respond to the scene.

Alden said the UFOs responded to the officers by their movements and flashing lights when the lights on his cruiser were turned on and off.

There were eventually three UFOs that formed a triangle with the cruisers in the middle and a fourth rose from the woods in front of them and then headed off with a high rate of speed, he said.

Alden said all the objects left the area about 5 a.m. and that they moved as close as 500 feet to the officers.”,2010576

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

UFO Magazine Article:
“O conteúdo das pastas liberadas pelo Ministério da Defesa comprova a ação de UFOs em nosso país …”
(“The contents of folders released by the Ministry of Defence confirm the action of UFOs in our country …”)

(Unknown date)
(Revista UFO (Brazilian UFO Magazine), Campo Grande, Brazil)

The article covers the years 1970-1979.

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Map of Brazil (
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UFO Magazine Article:
“Oficial da Marinha do Brasil
relata avistamento de UFO”
(“Brazilian Navy official reports sighting of UFO”)

31 March 2014 (updated)
(Revista UFO (Brazilian UFO Magazine), Campo Grande, Brazil)

The UFO incident was witnessed by a radar operator aboard Pará (D27) (destroyer) in 1990 or 1991 during Operation Dragon (Operação Dragão), according to the article.

The UFO dived into the sea, according to the witness.

English translation:

 “CT Pará - D 27” (Brazilian Navy web page)

English translation:

Operation Dragon (Operação Dragão) XXVII was held off the coast of the state of Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil, in December 1991, according to the web page.

Wikipedia article: “USS Albert David (FF-1050)”

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The Brazilian Navy leased the ship on 18 September 1989 and she was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 24 January 2001. She was subsequently sold to Brazil and served as the destroyer Pará (D 27) until 12 November 2008 when she was decommissioned. She now sits in reserve.

Albert David earned three battle stars for service in the Vietnam War.”

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Google Website Searches:
Focus On the Brazilian UFO Magazine’s
Articles On the Brazilian Government and
Military’s Involvement In the UFO Issue

A. J. Gevaerd is editor of Brazilian UFO Magazine (Revista UFO, Campo Grande, Brazil).

You will also find articles on other governments’/militaries’ involvement in the UFO issue.

(Search term: Governo (Government))

(Defesa (Defence))

(Forças Armadas (Armed Forces))

(Militares (Military))

(Exército (Army))

(Marinha (Navy))

(Força Aérea (Air Force))

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

U.S. Government UFO Document:
Letter from Commander Robert B. McLaughlin
to Dr. J. A. Van Allen about the
1949 Charles B. Moore UFO Sighting

12 May 1949
(U.S. Naval Unit, White Sands Proving Grounds, 
Las Cruces, New Mexico)


Charles B. Moore, a General Mills meteorologist and balloon expert, and four enlisted U.S. Navy men sighted a fast-flying UFO over the Caballo Dam, three miles north of Arrey, New Mexico (White Sands Proving Ground), on 24 April 1949.

Quote from the letter:
“By coincidence, a few days ago I too managed to see one of these flying saucers along with three other officers during a Wac B firing.”

Dr. J. A. Van Allen was  employed at the Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Commander Robert B. McLaughlin, U.S. Navy
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