Monday, 14 December 2020

UFO News Article:
“Strange Object Maneuvers Near
Nuclear Shipbuilding Disturb Navy”

14 November 1973

(The Register, Santa Ana, California (not Pascagoula, Mississippi))

Source: Water UFO (waterufo.net) (Carl W. Feindt)

Quote from the article:

“As a first step in an apparently highly serious operation to determine the cause and nature of a submerged, metallic, beam-emitting, disappearing-reappearing, course-changing object seen maneuvering Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, in the Pascagoula River, the U.S. Navy Friday dispatched to the site of the mystery Lt. Cmdr. Craig Dorman of the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory at Panama City, Florida. These columnists learned Monday that this Navy concern stems from the proximity of the observations to the Navy nuclear shipbuilding activities approximately 200 yards away.

In a comprehensive report being written by Dorman and to be released next week, the Navy is expected to disclose that it has absolutely no idea what the object is (or was) in the Pascagoula River.”

http://www.waterufo.net/item.php?id=461

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UFO Case Report (E-mail):
“Subject: Skylab III Case, in Orbit,
over SW Indian Ocean, Sept. 20, 1973”

By Francis L. Ridge, 13 November 2012

(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:

http://www.nicap.org/docs/730920skylabIII_docs.pdf

Fran Ridge:

In 1973 we had no large orbiting space station circling the Earth at a time when one of the largest UFO flaps to hit the planet was in progress. A document that was found indicates that the location was over the southwestern Indian Ocean during revolution # 1863. Astronauts Alan Bean, Owen Garriott and Jack Lousma spotted what they described as a red "satellite", which they photographed and mentioned during a subsequent debriefing. We have radio conversation (transcript only) with Houston CapCom about 4.5 hours after the sighting of this object. There was no man-made satellite that could explain this sighting and hence the object was truly anomalous.

Tasked with everything from maintenance to experiments both scientific and medical, the crew of Skylab III faced a number of crises during their short tenure (July 28, 1973, to September 25, 1973,) all of which were thankfully resolved and one occurrence of a possible otherworldly nature which never was explained, an unidentified object that followed the space lab purportedly undetected by NASA or NORAD.

A few days before returning to Earth and while out of radio contact, Garriott took photos of an anomalous object from Skylab's wardroom window. The first recorded mention of the incident was between the astronauts and CAPCOM some four and a half hours later:

LOUSMA: "Did you tell him about that satellite we saw?

BEAN: Yes, we saw a great satellite. We didn't know if we told you about it.

LOUSMA: The closest and brightest one we've seen.

BEAN: Huge one.

LOUSMA: We've seen several. It was a red one.

CAPCOM: No, you may have told somebody, but it wasn't this team. I don't remember hearing about it.

LOUSMA: I guess we didn't report it. It was reflecting in red light and oscillating at, oh, counting it's period of brightest to dimmest, about ten seconds. It led us into sunset. That was about three revs ago, I think. Something like that, wasn't it Owen?

(NOTE: Astronaut Owen does NOT respond to this question, and the topic of conversation abruptly changes. There is no information available regarding whether or not this sighting was brought to the attention of Mission Control prior to this radio contact 4.5 hours after the event).”

I also reported about this UFO case report on 18 November 2015.

http://www.nicap.org/reports/730920skylabIII_report.htm

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Sunday, 22 November 2020

UFO Case Report (E-mail):
“Subject: Pacific Ocean,
350 miles S. of Valparaiso Port,
South America; Oct. 24, 1969”

By Carl W. Feindt, 8 September 2010

(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:

“The following report has been extracted from the Carl Feindt Water UFO web site for security purposes. To get to the original page with potentially more current working links, click on the link below, hit "Enter", click on "List of Sightings", then select "radar" in the search box. 

http://www.waterufo.net/

10-24-1969

An extraordinary UFO incident off Chile

by Bill Chalker

Bill Chalker, an industrial chemist by profession, is one of Australia's leading UFO investigators. He lives In New South Wales.

Editor's note: Incredible tales of military UFO encounters and cover-ups are legion in the ufological literature. Most depend on the testimony of a single informant. This one is no exception and for that reason must be viewed, unless and until verifying evidence comes forward, as no more than an interesting anecdote. We are publishing it not because we consider it "evidence" of anything -- it clearly is not --but because it resembles other such stories in a remarkable way. That means that either the claimant is drawing on a body of widespread folklore or he, like other claimants telling like tales, is speaking the truth. Chile, a military dictatorship, does not have a Freedom of Information Act to which inquirers seeking verification can turn. Readers who might have access to information that could shed light on this claim are urged to write IUR.

Because of a series of chance events and an overseas trip, I had the opportunity to interview an alleged witness to an extraordinary event that supposedly took place in the Pacific Ocean, about 350 miles to the south of Valparaiso Port, off the coast of Chile. The incident involved a Chilean Naval destroyer and was witnessed by crew members and the commander of the vessel. Up to six UFOs, including one large object, were observed. The objects were verified on radar and observed visually. As the main object moved over the ship, the vessel's power went out.

As extraordinary as the event itself is its alarming aftermath. According to my informant, a cover-up followed and the witnesses were held in confinement in port for two days, subjected to intense psychological pressures to force them to believe they saw nothing out of the ordinary.

The name of my informant cannot be revealed. He says, however, that he was on duty during the incident and observed the whole event. The location of the interview, even the country in which it took place, also cannot be given. The witness fears that disclosure of either detail could cause him to be recalled to active service in the Chilean Navy. Although he has already served his term of service, he is concerned that enforced military service could be used as a form of punishment.

I must point out that from the very beginning I have been skeptical of many UFO cover-up claims. From my experience as the first civilian researcher to have comprehensive access to the Royal Australian Air Force UFO files, however, I have become more open-minded about such allegations. In this regard I was willing to consider the testimony of my Chilean informant, who to all appearances was sincerely frightened by the events he described to me. That does not mean I have become a 'believer,' only that I believe such claims deserve a fair hearing.

The event

Just after midnight, on or about October 24, 1969, a Chilean Navy destroyer, a week out of dry dock at Talcahuano Port (where the ship's axle had been removed and replaced), was navigating at 20 knots and heading north 20 degrees portside from NNW). The incredible events that followed took place over the next eight minutes.

At 12:43 A.M. the radar officer reported a long-range flying contact. A minute later the “contact" was at 400 miles. Because of the "object's" speed, the operator suspected a malfunction in his equipment. In the next minute the contact was approximately 150 miles away closing from 331 degrees of true north. But the operator and officer in charge during the late night duty (an officer of second-class rank) speculated that the contact was a "plane flying southeast” --but at 213 miles in a minute: 12,780 mph!

The officer in charge advised the ship's commander, who asked that an eye be kept on the object.

At 12:47 the contact was only 12 miles away. Suddenly the single contact became six “targets.” The “thing spread .... Little dots appeared in the fire of the light on the radar....”

The officer in charge informed the commander just as the objects making the returns came into view. Both eyewitnesses and radar were reporting six objects approaching the ship. The commander came up to the ship's bridge to see what was going on.

It was a fantastic sight. One massive object and five small objects were approaching at high speed. The “big thing looked like a big box [with] semicircles in the side” looking as if they had been scooped out. It was bathed in brilliant light. “The thing must have been metallic,” my informant told me. “It was bigger than the destroyer, which was about 110 meters long.” He thought it might be at least twice the length of the ship but it was difficult to tell because “the light was bright."

The five smaller objects were egg-shaped and appeared to be no bigger than eight feet long and five to six feet wide. They were bluish in color.

At about 2000 yards out from the destroyer the smaller objects left the proximity of the larger object. Three went portside and two went starboard. The smaller objects at times seemed to be flying in "elliptical circles backwards and forwards between the big one and our vessel ....

"The main thing did not change direction -- if it had been in the sea there would have been a collision."

A humming noise was audible when the large object got to within 300 yards. It was at this point that the power went out. For a couple of seconds all instruments went dead as the huge craft passed overhead.

At this point the commander came on to the bridge, asking, "What the hell is that?” My informant remarked that the commander "was very calm, because probably he knew what he saw. We didn't.

"You could see the whole thing, the light was so strong. You could see the water, the funnel head, the head of the ship, the towers, everything... Everybody on the bridge was sort of listening to the noise. I don't know how long this thing took to go across."

The bright red lights underneath the main UFO seemed to be moving back and forth inside the "box,” shining through a half-circle or crescent shape on the bottom of the object. On the side were what looked like "corn cobs," with green or turquoise pulsing lights. These lights, my informant said, "went right through your head."

The large object passed over the powerless ship. When it was 200 yards away, everything returned to normal. The smaller objects, never coming closer than 500 to 1000 yards, flew around the ship and joined up with the larger object on the other side.

The main object continued on its way until it Was about two miles beyond the ship. At that point, along with (we assume) the smaller-objects, it vanished. "It was like somebody opened a big door; then it closed and it was darkness. The only thing that was left behind was like floating little bits of metallic paper."(!)

At least eight minutes had passed. Three persons had tracked the UFOs on radar. Five persons saw the objects themselves. The ship's commander ordered everyone to keep silent about what they had seen.

The cover-up

The "cover-up" started immediately, According to my informant, the officer in charge (the second-class officer) had made several entries concerning the UFO incident in the ship's log.

The entries at midnight and on either side of the UFO entries-were routine. Duty proceeded normally for the rest of the morning.

Awakening after he had retired from his shift, the officer rechecked the log, only to find normal entries in what appeared to be his own handwriting. The UFO incident was not mentioned. The officer had been left-handed but an accident had forced him to use his right hand. Because writing was difficult for him, he had to press down hard on the paper. He had to press down so hard, in fact;-that the outline of what he wrote was always visible on the page. But when he checked, it was not. In other words, someone had forged his handwriting but neglected this telltale physical detail.

At 6:45 that morning the destroyer arrived in Valparaiso Port. After eating breakfast, the men on duty during the UFO event were asked to report to the commander. He told them that some people were coming to talk with them and that they were to go with them. The visitors turned out to be two Chilean Navy officers and four Americans in civilian clothes. The Americans, who spoke Spanish, were identified as naval attaches with the U.S. embassy.

The six witnesses were taken to a mine- or torpedo-storage area at the port. Each was taken to a separate room.

My informant was directed to explain what happened last night. When he told them, they said, “No, you didn't see that!"

“I said that's what we saw," my informant related to me. "They started getting very cranky. They said, 'No, you didn't see it. You didn't see anything. You know nothing.'

“I spoke to the highest-ranking officer there, a tactic commander in the Chilean Navy: 'Are we under arrest or what?' He said, 'No you are not.’ “

Asked why they were there, the Chilean officer replied, 'You are under orders. These people just want to talk to you, to put you on the right track.”

My informant claimed, "While the men never asked us to go through the story in detail, they knew what had happened by the questions they asked. They also had the radar-plot blueprint." They were more interested in securing his silence than in getting information about the event from him.

For two days the harassment continued. “Every two hours,” the informant said, “this guy would come up. 'What do you think now?' he'd say... We had arguments. They didn't have any right to do what they were doing.”

My informant threatened to complain when he got out. He was told that if he did so, that would be the end of him. He did not see the other witnesses at any point during the two day interrogation. He was not allowed to sleep until he signed a document. Finally, after he had done so, he was put in a jeep and driven to another location. One week later he was transferred unexpectedly from destroyer duty. He never saw the others again.

Discussion

As I listened to this man tell his story, I was struck with the passion of his tone. If he was making this up, he was an excellent actor.

His claim that he had been placed in confinement following the sighting was especially interesting to me. In fact, the account sounds exactly like something out of the NBC-television movie The Disappearance of Flight 412, said to have been based on the real life experience of one of the scriptwriters, Neal B. Burger. Burger's experience supposedly took place in 1951. (My informant claimed not to have seen the movie.) A similar story, involving a U.S. Navy man who allegedly was subjected to similar pressures in Panama in 1973, is recounted in Fawcett and Greenwood's Clear Intent (1984).

Such reports, if taken seriously, clearly imply an official desire to suppress at least some UFO experiences. But why?

This reference: International UFO Reporter September/October 1985, pp. 4-6

UFOCAT PRN ­ NONE

South America - Chile

Valparaiso Port: Latitude 33-02 S, Longitude 71-37 W (D-M) [Bahía ­ Bay]

Talcahuano Port: Latitude 36-42 S, Longitude 73-02 W (D-M) [Bahía ­ Bay]

Reference: Chile Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., January 1967”

http://www.nicap.org/reports/691024chile_rep.htm

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UFO News Article & Video:
“COPS AND SAUCERS – Traffic cop films ‘UFO’ hovering in skies while out on patrol in Yorkshire”

Updated: 6 December 2020

(The Sun, London, UK)

The unknown object was filmed between Skipton and Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire, UK, in May 2005, at 9:30 p.m. The police officer was driving along the A59.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13398758/traffic-cop-films-ufo/

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Friday, 6 November 2020

UFO Case Directory
(SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT):
“Object Outmaneuvers 2 Jets Over Pacific
Nov. 14, 2004
100 mi off the coast into Pacific”

(NICAP.org)

Daytime, Afternoon
Duration ??? 
F-18
s (2)
Pacific

Navy pilots and USS Nimitz, USS Princeton
2 observers +
EMI ???
Radar contact

Robert Powell & SCU:

November 14th of 2004; Off coast of Southern California

The U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group Eleven (CSG 11), including the USS Nimitz nuclear aircraft carrier and the USS Princeton missile cruiser, were conducting a training exercise off the coast of southern California when the Navy’s radar systems detected as many as 20 anomalous aerial vehicles (AAV). These AAVs were deemed a safety hazard to an upcoming air exercise and the Captain of the USS Princeton ordered an interception with two F/A-18F Navy jets. This paper examines the publicly available subset of these data: Eyewitness information from the pilots and radar operators; Freedom of Information Act releases of four navy documents; and a Defense Intelligence Agency released video taken by an F/A-18F jet using an AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR). Analytical calculations based on radar notes, testimony from the pilots, and the ATFLIR video are used to derive the velocity, acceleration and estimated power demonstrated by the AAV maneuvers. Calculated AAV accelerations ranged from 40 g-forces to hundreds of g- forces and estimated power based on a weight of one ton ranged from one to nine gigawatts. None of the navy witnesses reported having ever previously seen military or civilian vehicles with these maneuvering abilities. Manned aircraft such as the F-22 and F-35 are limited to nine g-forces and the F-35 has maintained structural integrity up to 13.5 g-forces. Our results suggest that given the available information the AAV’s capabilities are beyond any known technology. The public release of all navy records associated with this incident to enable a full, scientific and open investigation is strongly recommended.

Fran Ridge:

Two F-18 Hornets alerted to UFO in Pacific that had been dogging the USS Princeton for two weeks. F-18’s tried to intercept and object dove from 80,000 feet to 20,000' and hovered over ocean and either dropped out of radar range or shot straight back up. The radio operator on the USS Princeton instructed Commander Fravor and Commander Slaight to investigate. The two fighter planes headed toward the objects. The Princeton alerted them as they closed in, but when they arrived at ‘merge plot’ with the object, so close that the Princeton could not tell which were the objects and which were the fighter jets, neither Commander Fravor nor Commander Slaight could see anything at first. There was nothing on their radars. Then, Commander Fravor looked down to the sea. It was calm that day, but the waves were breaking over something that was just below the surface. Whatever it was, it was big enough to cause the sea to churn. Hovering 50 feet above the churn was an aircraft of some kind, whitish, that was around 40 feet long and oval in shape. The craft was jumping around erratically, staying over the wave disturbance but not moving in any specific direction, Commander Fravor said. The disturbance looked like frothy waves and foam, as if the water were boiling. Commander Fravor began a circular descent to get a closer look, but as he got nearer the object began ascending toward him. It was almost as if it were coming to meet him halfway, he said. Commander Fravor abandoned his slow circular descent and headed straight for the object. But then the object peeled away. ‘It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,’ he said in the interview. He was, he said, ‘pretty weirded out.’ The two fighter jets then conferred with the operations officer on the Princeton and were told to head to a rendezvous point 60 miles away, called the cap point, in aviation parlance. They were en route and closing in when the Princeton radioed again. Radar had again picked up the strange aircraft. ‘Sir, you won’t believe it,’ the radio operator said, ‘but that thing is at your cap point.’ ‘We were at least 40 miles away, and in less than a minute this thing was already at our cap point,’ Commander Fravor, who has since retired from the Navy, said in the interview. By the time the two fighter jets arrived at the rendezvous point, the object had disappeared. The fighter jets returned to the Nimitz.  (CBS News, New York Times, Washington Post)”

http://www.nicap.org/20041114USS_Nimitz_dir.htm 

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Freeze-frame of the Tic Tac (FLIR1) UFO (filmed from a
U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighter (piloted by
Lieutenant Chad Underwood) on 14 November 2004)
(U.S. Department of Defense/disclose.tv/gstatic.com image)

USS Nimitz ahead of USS Princeton (text by Wikipedia)
(wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org image)

F/A-18F Super Hornet (wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)



Fighters were approximately 100 miles from the coast of
San Diego when they were directed to intercept the UFO
(text by Wikipedia) (wikimedia.org image)

UFO TV News Report:
“EYEWITNESS NEWS EXTRA” –
Interview with Francis L. Ridge

1984

(Unknown U.S.A. TV channel) 

Source: NICAP Official (YouTube channel)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_waEf73-QVM



 

 

 

 

 

Francis L. Ridge, NICAP Site Coordinator 

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Friday, 30 October 2020

UFO Website (YouTube Channel):
“NICAP Official”

“About: Description:

This is the Official NICAP YouTube Channel! 

http://nicap.org”

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ad-mPxFsHjA5yoIHvRACQ/videos

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UFO Case Report (E-mail):
“Subject: Key Atomic Base Incident; Fall of 1949”

By Francis L. Ridge, 29 May 2010

(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:

In this case LIFE’s (magazine) informant is an Air Force officer who holds a top military post at a key atomic base. Since his assignment and whereabouts must be kept a secret he has asked LIFE to withhold his name. He has the highest security rating given. Before he took his present assignment, this officer was in command of the radar equipment that keeps watch over a certain atomic installation. One day in the fall of 1949, while watching a radarscope that covered an area of sky 300 miles wide and 100,000 feet deep, he was startled to detect five apparently metallic objects flying south at tremendous speed and great height. They crossed the 300-mile scope, in less than four minutes. The objects flew the whole time in formation. 

EVALUATION

There is no dead-certain explanation of this phenomenon -- radar is as full of tricks as an old – maid’s imagination. However, the officer involved is an experienced observer, well aware of the eccentricities of the instrument. He believes that in this instance he made a legitimate radar contact.

If so, it can be said that the only natural objects known to travel at such a speed are meteors, but meteors do not fly in formation. If the officer picked up machines, they were performing in a manner that rocket experts agree is still beyond the capabilities of [Earth’s] most advanced weapons.

By H. B. Darrach Jr. and Robert Ginna

LIFE MAGAZINE, “Have We Visitors From Outer Space?”, April 7, 1952

http://www.nicap.org/reports/49FALLnmexico_rep.htm 

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The 24 October 1968 Minot AFB, North Dakota, UFO incident: This U.S. Air Force photo shows the B-52 radar screen on which a blip of the UFO appears (Photo: abovetopsecret.com)