Wednesday, 20 September 2017

UFO TV Talk Show:
“James Fox: Searching For The Truth
Of Extraterrestrial Life | Studio 10”

(Network TEN, Pyrmont, Australia)

Published on YouTube: 12 September 2017
Source: Studio 10 (YouTube channel)

Network TEN presents an interview with the UFO documentary filmmaker James Fox.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

UFO Article:
“Snippy The Horse: The Birth of a Meme”

By Christopher O’Brien, 13 September 2017
(Our Strange Planet (

The horse mutilation occurred near Alamosa, South Central Colorado (San Luis Valley) in early September 1967. 

The real name of the horse was Lady. 

Related posts:“Cow+Mutilations”

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Map of Colorado 
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Monday, 18 September 2017

UFO Book Index:
“Index of /dox/Firestorm”


Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald’s Fight for UFO Science is written by the veteran UFO researcher Ann Druffel.

The book was published by Wild Flower Press (Columbus, North Carolina) in 2003.

Related posts:

The late Dr. James Edward McDonald, U.S. Physicist &
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

UFO Lecture (Audio):
Dr. James Edward McDonald

Source: UFO Archives (YouTube channel)

Audio text:
“Dr. James E. McDonald addresses the AAAS Symposium in 1969. This is his famous, Science in Default presentation.”

Wikipedia article: “American Association for the Advancement of Science”:

The late Dr. James Edward McDonald, U.S. Physicist &
UFO Researcher ( photo)

Saturday, 16 September 2017

UFO Radio Interview:
Australian Radio Interview of
Dr. James Edward McDonald

Source: UFO Archives (YouTube channel)

Audio text:
“Dr. James E. McDonald comments regarding his tour on Australian radio.

NOTE: James E. McDonald’s Australia and New Zealand tour took place in June/July 1967.

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The late Dr. James Edward McDonald, U.S. Physicist &
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Friday, 15 September 2017

UFO News Article:
“Deputies Spot Flying Saucer Over County”

4 January 1952
(Register-Pajaronian, Watsonville, California)

Source:, 19 February 2016

Quote from the article:
“Flying saucers are with us again.

Watsonville police, Monterey county sheriff’s deputies and witnesses from here to Greenfield sighted a weird cigar-shaped object rushing through the sky about 5 a.m. Friday, throwing sparks as it made a leisurely 10 mile circle of the area.

First report of the saucer came at 5:10 a.m. when deputy sheriff’s in two cars sighted it over the city of Monterey.

Deputies Al Bolman and Jim Mattney were patrolling in one car and reported it first. A few minutes later Lieut. Thomas Martin and deputy Ed Atkinson, also in the area spotted it.

Watsonville police George Brautovich and Jesse Ojeda told officers who relieved them they saw ‘something like a ball of fire’ and watched it fade away.

‘At first we thought it was an airplane on fire,’ the deputies reported. ‘But it was throwing sparks and flame from both ends, cruising along apparently under control at about 1,000 feet.’ They estimated its speed at more than 700 miles per hour.

The craft swung in a wide arc over Monterey Bay and then headed for Fort Ord.

Military police were alerted at the fort, but personnel were unable to pick the saucer up on radar, they reported.

After leaving the Fort Ord area the saucer was seen cruising along the west side of the Gabilan range of mountains. At 5:24 a.m. Greenfield police reported that officers and citizens in that area had spotted the flying machine.

It was last seen shortly thereafter dropping below Johnson’s canyon east of Gonzales.

At the naval air station at Monterey, Lt. Comdr. Paul McGinnis said a telephone call from the Register-Pajaronian was ‘the first I’ve heard of the aircraft.’

Comdr. McGinnis said that ‘considering the large number of military airfields in the area it is very possible that a large jet plane was in the area.’

The defense command would not say whether any unscheduled aircraft were authorized to fly over the Monterey-Fort Ord area at that hour.”

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

U.S. Government UFO Document:
“UFOs and Related Subjects: An Annotated Bibliography, Lynn E. Catoe, Prepared by the Library of Congress, July 1969”

Request date: 9 November 2014
Released date: 12 November 2014
Posted date: 15 December 2014

Source of document:
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC-R)
ATTN: FOIA Requester Service Center
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 0944
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6218

Source:, U.S.A.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UFO Report:
“The 1952 Sighting Wave: Radar-Visual Sightings
Establish UFOs As A Serious Mystery”

Created: 15 December 2005
Updated: 4 February 2017

Quote from the web page:
Fran Ridge:
This is a very comprehensive and qualitative effort. Without the help of Rebecca Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson, Brad Sparks, Jean Waskiewicz, Bill Schroeder and others, this could not have been done. (Items on the Chop clearance list are coded ‘CCL’). But none of this would be complete without the story behind the wave of 1952, as told by none other than Richard Hall.

On March 2, 1950, a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) meeting focused on establishing goals for a minimum air defense by 1952. The following month at a USAF Commanders Conference at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico,  planners familiarized commanders with the thinking behind the plan of minimum defense as well as with its contents. Referred to as the Blue Book Plan, it stipulated that a minimum air defense could be in place by mid-1952. It was estimated that July 1, 1952, as the critical date when the Soviets would pose a dangerous threat. General Charles Cabell expected the Soviets to have between 45 and 90 atom bombs and 70 to 135 Tu-4 bombers (copied B-29s) by that time. Was there a nuclear connection between this threat and the massive UFO sighting wave of 1952 and the events over Washington in July?

Richard Hall:
The summer 1952 UFO sighting wave was one of the largest of all time, and arguably the most significant of all time in terms of the credible reports and hardcore scientific data obtained. Electromagnetic (EM) effects and physical trace evidence were  more prominent in other waves, but 1952 (and 1953) featured recurring radar detection of UFOs, often from both ground and airborne radar, visual sightings by jet interceptor pilots sent up to pursue the mysterious objects, and cat-and-mouse chases in which the UFOs seemed to toy with the interceptors. Further, Air Force investigators who plotted the sightings noticed that they were concentrated around strategic military bases, and this clearly posed a threat to national security since their origin was unknown. Senior generals in the Air Force concluded that UFOs  were interplanetary in origin, and broadly hinted this belief in LIFE magazine for April 1952.”

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UFO Map: North America 1952
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Monday, 11 September 2017

UFO News Article:

22 May 1952
(Catholic Weekly, Sydney, Australia)

Source: Trove, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT,

The whole article:
“A nun and an Italian army officer saw a ‘flying saucer’ in the sky over Asti, near Turin, according to a report published by the Vatican newspaper, ‘Osservatore Romano.’

The ‘saucer’ was described as being about the size of a car steering wheel. It was visible for a minute.”

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“Item 2.102: FOIA Request to the
U. S. National Reconnaissance Office”

23 March 2011
(Larry W. Bryant’s UFOview, Newport News, Virginia)

Wikipedia article: “National Reconnaissance Office”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a member of the United States Intelligence Community and an agency of the United States Department of Defense. NRO is considered, along with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), to be one of the ‘big five’ U.S. intelligence agencies.[2] The NRO is headquartered in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia,[3] 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Washington Dulles International Airport.

It designs, builds, and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the United States government, and provides satellite intelligence to several government agencies, particularly signals intelligence (SIGINT) to the NSA, imagery intelligence (IMINT) to the NGA, and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) to the DIA.[4]

The Director of the NRO reports to both the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense[5] and serves as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology). The NRO’s federal workforce consists primarily of Air Force, CIA, NGA, NSA, and Navy personnel.[6] A 1996 bipartisan commission report described the NRO as having by far the largest budget of any intelligence agency, and ‘virtually no federal workforce,’ accomplishing most of its work through ‘tens of thousands’ of defense contractor personnel.[7]”

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Saturday, 9 September 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“The former Department of Supply,
Dr Michael J Duggin, and ANZAAS”

By Keith Basterfield, 9 September 2017
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)

Quote from the article:

I have previously written a number of times about the former Australian Department of Supply and files which it held on UAP; and the 1971 ANZAAS UAP symposium.

We know from examining previous government files, that there was discussion within the Department of Defence, in May to July 1971, about the RAAF handing over investigation of UAP to the Department of Supply, or at least the Department of Supply taking a look at a limited number of cases per year from a scientific perspective. (For example NAA files series A703 control symbol 554/1/1/30 Part 2, p.164.) What we have never found out is, what area within the Department of Supply had expressed this interest? Does a December 1971 internal Department of Supply memo give us a clue?

Sydney researcher Bill Chalker, included images of an internal Department of Supply memo, on his blog, which was of great interest to me.

In view of this interest, I have transcribed the text of the memo below. I will then provide some comments about the contents, and the broader context.

The memo

This is an internal memorandum to Mr T F C Lawrence, Deputy Secretary, Research and Engineering, Department of Supply, from  C N Gerrard, Radar and Electronic Tracking Group, dated 2 December 1971. The subject was ‘Regarding recent symposium on UFOs.’

3. The general feeling of those present was that there is a residue of sighting reports which indicate that some strange phenomenon exists; and that this warrants scientific investigation.”

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Newsletter Quote:

Number Four, Summer 1978
(Project Stigma, Paris, Texas)

Source: Archives For the Unexplained (, Norrköping, Sweden

Project Stigma was run by the late animal mutilation researcher Thomas (Tom) R. Adams.

Quote from the newsletter issue:


Skagit Co., Washington: It appears that, proportionally, the number of horse mutilations are increasing. In the last week of December, a classic horse mutilation occurred in Salt Lake City, Utah. In early January a prized thoroughbred was killed, but not mutilated, in Carroll Co., Arkansas. Leading up to that event, a notable wave of UFO sightings occurred in Carroll County. Benton County, Arkansas adjoins Carroll Co. on the west (see April, May). The Carroll Co. horse was apparently killed by a single blow to the snout. A veterinary pathologist was impressed by the fact that the killer had to know just how and where to strike the blow once, in order to quickly kill the animal. The Salt Lake City horse, which was mutilated, suffered a similar blow to the skull. Details on the Skagit Co. horse death remain sketchy. An investigator in an adjacent county bas not had much success in getting information from Skagit County authorities.

March and April

Goochland Co., Virginia: Investigators have wondered about the relatively small number of mutilations which have been reported from the southeastern United States, which certainly contain their share of livestock. In 1978, it seems that more reports are beginning to emanate from the South. At least 9 cattle, and perhaps as many as 17, were found ‘dead and mutilated in a bizarre fashion’ on the Virginia State Farm (a state correctional center) near Crozier in a 3-week period in March and April. No incidents occurred outside the State Farm. In fact, the mutilations were discovered in two separate, non-adjoining pastures owned by the State Farm. Autopsies were conducted on some of the animals, but no cause of death could be discerned. Ears and udders, primarily, were the parts excised from the carcasses which, according to Goochland County Sheriff's Captain Mavin Clements, decomposed very rapidly. Reports of UFO sightings and landings occurred from the area around the State Farm during the 3-week period. Several Farm guards reported seeing bright, noiseless, meandering nocturnal lights, some of which appeared to land behind nearby hills. Project Stigma interviewed a witness who lives less than a half-mile from the State Farm. On a late Sunday night or early Monday he observed a white light which descended below a low knoll between his residence and the Farm. The percipient was struck by the clarity and brilliance of the light and the lack of any sound. This occurred ‘during the time’ that the mutilations were being discovered, although it is not known whether any mutilations occurred on that specific night.


Two classic, definitive cattle mutilations occurred on the weekend of April 22-23, 1978 - in Natrona County, Wyoming and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. We can report on these incidents in more detail than most, as they were subject to more scrutiny and examination than is usual.

Natrona County, Wyoming

Rancher Vern Robinett’s 400-lb. yearling heifer had been seen alive and well on Friday, April 21, 1978. A neighbor later reported having seen the animal down sometime on Saturday, the 22nd, but Robinett did not discover the animal until Tuesday, the 25th.

During weeks preceding the mutilation, UFO sightings were numerous north and south of Casper. A deputy reported witnessed UFOs and was able to record their sound on a cassette recorder.

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

In June o! 1976 at least 3 cattle mutilations were reported in northern Rio Arriba County. An interesting and well-documented case occurred in a pasture approx. 12 miles from the town of Dulce. At  that site were numerous circular ‘tracks’ or impressions in the ground, primarily in straight lines, plus a set of three different indentations in a tripod arrangement. For a summary of the event, the reader is directed to the November/December 1977 issue of Beyond Reality Magazine (P.O. Box 428; Nanuet, NY 10954) and the article, ‘Cattle Mutilation: Witchcraft Rituals or Space Invasion’ by Howard and Lovola Burgess. Dulce area residents had reported UFOs, including a sighting on the night of the mutilation. One investigator, while revisiting the site, observed a large black object which glided away just above the ground. Unusual images which were not visible to the naked eye later turned up on photos taken in the area of the mute site. And, excessive radiation was detected within the round (4-inch diameter) indentations.

Manuel Gomez, owner of the cow victimized in June o! 1976, has become a ‘favorite’ of the mutilators, with at least 4 o! his cattle falling victim to the siege. Gomez ranches as well as operates a store on the outskirts of Dulce, near his house. The mutilation which occurred late on April 23rd or early on the 24th took place, not at the pasture 12 miles SE of Dulce as in 1976, but in a field less than a mile from the Gomez residence in Dulce. The 11-month-old bull vas seen alive Sunday evening and discovered by Gomez early Monday morning, the 24th. At about 11:00 PM, Sunday night, a Department of Game and Fish officer observed a large orange light on a ridge behind the Gomez property; also, a neighbor reported hearing an apparent helicopter flying low in the area the same night.

The 4-inch tracks were back. The carcass lay in a lane in the middle of the pasture, and down the lane for a considerable distance were the imprints. They "went back and forth a couple o! times,’ then stopped about 100 feet from the carcass. Five other bulls and a flock of sheep were in the pasture and unharmed.

Approximately 4 days before the April discovery of the Gomez cow, a helicopter landed near the Gomez store and home. The occupants said they had run out of gas while aiding the State Police in searching for two lost boys. They bought gas from the pump at the Gomez store, paying with a credit card that indicated they were associated with a helicopter rental service in southwestern Colorado. The problem was: the State Police claimed that the chopper was not aiding them in any way.


At presstime, it would seem that no further known mutilation activity has occurred in the Casper, Wyoming area. The same cannot be said for New Mexico. About a week after the Dulce mutilation of April 23rd or 24th, and about 10 miles from town, a cow belonging to an official of the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation was found mutilated. It appeared that a belt or harness had been placecl around the animal behind the front lege. Several ‘pod marks’ were found several hundred feet away. It has been theorized once again that the animal was picked up in the area of the indentations, mutilated, and then dropped where it was found. It bas been reported that during that approximate period of time unidentified orange airborne lights were seen in the area.

On May 14, 1978, State Police announced that they were investigating the apparent mutilation of two cows and a calf on the ranch of Julius Ferran near Coyote, New Mexico, in southern Rio Arriba County. There was a report that rains washed away any tracks or ground markings. However, one investigator claims to have photographed peculiar round ‘footprints’ at the site.

Back to the Dulce area – two more mutilations (the ‘usual’ parts taken) were reported there in late May. A front leg was broken on each, no strap or harness marks were visible, and if there were ‘pod marks,’ they had been obliterated by numerous other cattle tracks.

On June 14, 1978, Project Stigma investigators Gary Massey and Tom Adams, while on vacation in southern Colorado, were advised of another mutilation in the Dulce area. Accompanied by Colorado investigators David Perkins and Cari Seawell, we arrived in Dulce to examine the site on Thursday, June 15th. It bas been estimated that the mutilation occurred late Monday, the 12th or early Tuesday morning – which would have been two years to the date since the June 1976 mutilation. Plus, this
latest event transpired in the same pasture, the animal having been found less than 300 yards from where the 1976 cow finally fell. And yes, the owner of the animal was, once again, Manuel Gomez.

There were indentations in the hide of the animal’s legs which suggested the presence of a clamp or similar device. Flies were present on the carcass but it was obvious that other predators must have had better things to do.


A pilot who grew up in the area around Nara Visa, in northeastern New Mexico. Told Project Stigma of the time in 1975 when he and three friends took infrared cameras in the personal airplane to the Nara Visa vicinity. As livestock mutilations plagued the region, residents had been steadily reporting either unmarked and unidentified helicopters and/or strange meandering nocturnal lights. One night, while the UFOs were being seen in abundance, the foursome took to the air. Their efforts were coordinated with ground observers who could see both the airplane and the UFOs. Those on the ground tried to direct the plane to the area of the strange lights, but the four in the airplane could not see the UFOs at all. They flew around the area for two hours as the frustrated ground observers told them where the lights appeared to be – but the four hapless occupants of the airplane were never able to see the objects/lights.”

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“Spain: Ministry of Defense Investigated
at Least 8 UFO Cases in 70s-80s”

21 July 2017

Source: Planeta UFO and Alicante Press
(Date: 21 July 2017)

The emblem of the Spanish Armed Forces
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