Monday, 24 July 2017

UFO News Article:
“Tasmania Sees Flying Saucer”

28 December 1950
(Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, Australia)

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

The whole article:
“Three members of the Wynyard Aero Club claimed they had seen a ‘flying saucer’ on Sunday (24 December 1950).

They said it was circling over Mt. Hicks, near Wynyard airport, at high speed.

The members are Messrs. R. Dobson, P. Morris, and K. Winter.

They said the saucer made no sound and left no vapor trails.

They watched it for about three minutes.”

Satellite photo of Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia (
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Google Search:
Focus On the 13 July 1969 Van Horne, Iowa,
UFO Landing Trace Case

Quote from’s “The 1969 UFO Chronology” (
“Neighbors of the family contributed the remarks that their dogs were making a racket that evening. Van Horne stands as one of the best ‘landing effects’ cases on record. This is because it has multiple witnesses, an immediate corroberation of the trace by someone who knew exactly the state of his farm fields, no desire for publicity [in fact a parent who blocked almost all of it], no motivation [in fact, a loss of valuable crop], multiple, early-on-scene investigators with good track records for straight-shooting, and a fairly large and mysterious effect. On some scales of rating ‘trace’ cases, this might be #1.”

Wikipedia article: “Van Horne, Iowa”:,_Iowa

Van Horne, Iowa, is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area, according to the Wikipedia article.

The 13 July 1969 Van HorneIowa, UFO landing imprint 
(CE2 case – soybean crop)
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Satellite photo of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (
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Friday, 21 July 2017

UFO Case Directory:
“Category 1, Distant Encounters
Amber Disc Stops, Reverses Direction
April 12, 1952
North Bay CFS, Ontario, Canada”


The whole case report:
Brad Sparks:
April 12, 1952; North Bay CFS, Ontario, Canada (46.30° N, 79.46° W). (BBU 1108)
9:30 p.m. At 2230 local time, Warrant Officer E. H. Rossell and Flight Sergeant Reg McRae, observed a bright amber disc in the sky. The disc came in from the southwest and moved across the RCAF Station airfield at North Bay, stopped and moved off again in the reverse direction. It then climbed at an angle of 30 degrees at terrific speed and disappeared.

Dan Wilson:
This was a sighting that got the attention of the Canadian Government and prompted them to begin a UFO investigation, Project Second Story. This area of Ontario has had many UFO sightings over the years. The reason might be is that Sudbury, Ontario, just west of North Bay, is very rich in nickel deposits. The International Nickel Company INCO is located here. Tons of nickel powder was shipped to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for use in the barriers in the gaseous diffusion process in the enrichment of Uranium 235 at the K-25 plant. See: ‘Nickel Powder/Nuclear Weapons, The Untold Story,’ below.”

Wikipedia article: “CFB North Bay”:

Aerial view of Jack Garland Airport (the airport houses CFB North
Bay) (text by Wikipedia) (  ( photo)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

U.S. Government UFO Document:
DATE: 12 April 52/
LOCATION: North Bay Ontario, Canada”

(Project Blue Book, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)

Source:, Lindon, Utah

Quote from the document:
“Amber color. Round - no tail. Sudden reversal maneuvers.

Came in from south. Twice speed of F-86 at low level, stopped and reversed direction.”

The UFO was sighted by Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) personnel.

The case is listed as “Unknown.”

Satellite photo of North Bay, Canada (
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

UFO Article:
“A few words about the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek”

By Jan L. Aldrich
(PROJECT 1947, Canterbury, Connecticut)

Related posts:

Dr. J. Allen Hynek, U.S. Astronomer, the U.S. Air Force's Scientific Consultant on UFOs (1948-1969), UFO Author, Lecturer & Researcher ( photo)

Google Website Searches:
Focus On the Book, Mystery Stalks the Prairie


The 1976 book (published by T.H.A.R. Institute, Raynesford, Montana) by the authors Roberta Donovan and Keith Wolverton explores the animal mutilation phenomenon.

In this post, I focus on the animal mutilation-UFO connection evidence that is reported on in the book.

Unmarked helicopters are sometimes also reported to be flying over or near (or even landing) where an animal mutilation incident has taken place, according to experienced animal mutilation researchers.

(Search term: “Unidentified Flying Object”)

(“Unidentified Flying Objects”)



(“Strange Flying Objects”)


(“Three Lights”)




Related post:

Sheriffs Keith Wolverton and Pete Howard (right)
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Monday, 17 July 2017

Newsletter Quote:

Number One, January 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:

The following listing can in no way claim to be complete. As always, we suspect that we are unaware of many mutilation incidents. Some are reported to law enforcement agencies, but do not surface in the press; others are not reported ‘officially’ at all. We are fortunate to have learned of a few such occurrences through word-of-mouth. It will be noted that in 1977, as in the previous year, mutilations were occurring spottily but steadily, but with nowhere near the intensity of the extensive and inexorable wave of 1975, when hundreds of possible mutilations were reported. Nevertheless, we can draw attention to one important fact – they have yet to cease:


ColoradoCostilla County; 3 cows; unidentified helicopter; nocturnal revolving lights.”

Wikipedia article: “Costilla County, Colorado”:

Related post:

Map of Costilla County, Colorado (
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Saturday, 15 July 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“Massive Quantity Of Unreleased UFO
Files Held By New Zealand Government”

By Paul Dean, 14 July 2017
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, Melbourne, Australia)

Quote from the article:
“On the 3rd of August, 1985, researcher Timothy Good wrote to the Air Vice Marshal Ewan Jamieson, Chief of the Air Staff, at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Wellington, New Zealand, asking what the New Zealand military’s official stance on UFOs was. In a 6th of September, 1985 reply to Good, Wing Commander S. D. White, writing on behalf of Air Vice Marshal Ewan Jamieson, stated:

New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence is not specifically charged with any formal responsibility for investigating UFOs… …and neither is any other government department. The Ministry does however take an active interest in all such reports and within the limitations of its resources conducts investigations as necessary.’

This official statement, and quite a few others like it, was somewhat misleading.

In March, 2017, I accessed Archives New Zealand, which is that country's official national archive and records repository, and entered a series of keywords into the ‘Archway’ search engine. Using the keywords ‘unidentified flying object,’ ‘ufo,’ ‘unidentified flying objects,’ ‘ufos,’ ‘unknown object,’ ‘unknown objects,’ ‘flying saucers’ and the like, I was surprised to see numerous hits displayed in the results. Of course, New Zealand’s government has already released numerous files, so any search results which included these items were expected. What I didn’t expect was a listing of hitherto unknown files, some of which are ‘restricted’ from public access for decades to come. I should state that these unreleased files were not totally unknown to at least a handful of researchers. British based researcher Isaac Koi, for example, discussed the existence of these records some time ago on the internet forum Above Top Secret, and Keith Basterfield mentioned some of the items in various New Zealand focused blogposts in 2010.

The first file of note, which should have been released in 2010, is titled ‘Intelligence – Defence – Unidentified Sightings.’ The record number for this item is ‘244/1/7’ and the date range spans from 1963 to 1976. The current controlling agency of the file is the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), but the original controlling agency, presumably, will be either a top–echelon division of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), or, one of New Zealand’s armed forces branches. Traditionally, New Zealand’s defence apparatus has, like most nations, always included an Army, Navy and Air Force. Either way, the file metadata gives no clue as to its origin. Moreover, as noted, this file is clearly a MoD item of some sort, and the NZDF is listed as the most recent controlling entity, so the notion that the NZDF released all of its UFO files in 2010 is quite incorrect. Having said that, the file is listed as ‘Open Access,’ so someone in the NZDF has cleared it for release.”

The logo of the New Zealand Ministry of Defence
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Friday, 14 July 2017

UFO Newsletter Issue:

January 1979, Vol. 1 – No. 7
(Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS), Arlington, Virginia)
(Barry Greenwood UFO Archive, Stoneham, Massachusetts)


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Thursday, 13 July 2017

UFO TV News Report:

(Unknown date)
(CBS 2 News, New York City, New York)

Source: UFO Museum (YouTube channel)

CBS 2 News reports on the 15 July 2001 (early morning) Carteret, New Jersey, UFO case.

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Google Website Search:
Focus On the 15 July 2001 Carteret,
New Jersey, UFO Case

Website: UFO UpDates (

Satellite photo of Carteret, New Jersey (
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

UFO Book Quotes:
Quotes From Edward J. Ruppelt’s Book,
The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects


These quotes are mentioned in Terry Hansen’s book, The Missing Times – News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up.

“CHAPTER ONE: Project Blue Book and the UFO Story.13”

“Our policy on releasing information was to answer only direct questions from the press. If the press didn't know about a given UFO incident, they naturally couldn't ask questions about it. Consequently such stories were never released. In other instances, when the particulars of a UFO sighting were released, they were only the bare facts about what was reported. Any additional information that might have been developed during later investigations and analyses was not released.”

(The Missing Times (Page 163))

“CHAPTER TWELVE: 164.The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects”

“…, I knew that this was absurd because any ham radio operator worth his salt could build equipment and listen in on any intercept. The real reason for the press dismissal, I learned, was that not a few people in the radar room were positive that this night would be the big night in UFO history – the night when a pilot would close in on and get a good look at a UFO and they didn't want the press to be in on it.”

(The Missing Times (Page 161))

Related post:

The late Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, U.S. Air Force,
Head of Project Blue Book (1952-1953)
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

UFO Video Report:
“Aeronáutica libera gravações de
diálogos da ‘noite oficial dos óvnis’ ”
(“Ministry of Aeronautics (Brazil) releases
recordings of ‘official UFO night’ ”)

Source: Planeta Diario Noticia (YouTube channel)

Video text (translation by Google Translate):
“Listen to the audio of the dialogues between the command 
towers of São José dos Campos, São Paulo and Brasília and the 
Air Defense, about the UFO chase.”

Related posts:“19+May+1986”

Map of Brazil (
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Google Searches:
Focus On the UFO Research
Work of Illobrand von Ludwiger

(Search term: “Illobrand von Ludwiger”)

(“Illobrand von Ludwiger” “UFO”)

(“Illobrand von Ludwiger” “UFOs”)

Wikipedia article: “Illobrand von Ludwiger”:

Illobrand von Ludwiger, German Astrophysicist,
Director of MUFON-CES, UFO Author & Researcher
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UFO Article (Blog):
“Australian UFO Science? An internal personal view from a member of the WRE Radar & Electronic Tracking Group (1971)”

By Bill Chalker, 2 July 2017
(The OZ Files, Sydney, Australia)

Quote from the article:
“The evolution of Defence Science in Australia has from time to time thrown up some interesting intersections with the UFO controversy. In my previous post The Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO), the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DST), the Sea Fury Encounter and UFOs I provided a link to my earlier research (2007 - 2008) on the JIO involvement and the legacy of Harry Turner. Part of this was also described in my Australian chapter contribution to the UFO History Group book ‘UFOs and Government’ (2012). Both described some of the material that I found in the UFO files of Harry Turner he kindly shared with me:
‘Other omissions in the JIO file released to Keith (Basterfield) may have been due to typical file attribution effects and file ‘borrowings,’ sensitivities about the material or other matters, rather than any inherent substantial content. For example there is a Department of Supply internal memorandum from the Radar and Electronic Group: ‘Regarding Recent Symposium on UFOs’ which discusses the 1971 ANZAAS UFO symposium. Another describes a sighting by crew of an ANL ship off Pipon Island in 1966. Other similarly miscellaneous content may lurk in other agency files and their presence in the papers of a JIO scientist may be just due to a variant on the ‘lightning rod’ principle.’ ”

Wikipedia article: “Joint Intelligence Organisation (Australia)”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO) was an Australian government intelligence agency, responsible for the analysis of defence and foreign intelligence. The foreign intelligence assessment functions of JIO were assumed by the Office of National Assessments (ONA) in 1977 and the JIO was fully replaced by the Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) in 1990. The JIO was staffed by civilian officers of the Department of Defence, foreign service officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and service personnel from the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy, and the Royal Australian Air Force.[1]

The JIO also maintained the National Assessments Staff (NAS) which supported the National Intelligence Committee (the predecessor to the National Intelligence Coordination Committee) until 1977 when it was assumed by the Office of National Assessments. The NAS was responsible for preparing long–range analytical assessments of international issues.”

Harry Turner, former head of the nuclear scientist section of the Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence (DSTI) within the Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO)
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Sunday, 9 July 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“The Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO),
the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO), the Sea Fury encounter and UFOs”

By Bill Chalker, 28 June 2017
(The OZ Files, Sydney, Australia)

Quote from the article:
“In a series of reviews, Keith Basterfield describes the contents of Department of Defence file 529/1/16 Part 1 titled ‘DSTO records of unidentified aerial phenomena,’ secured through his persistent efforts and the financial support of UFOR(NSW). The contents were especially interesting to me as they confirmed the picture I had determined in my research and interviews with some of the parties described such as Harry Turner, George Barlow and John Farrands. The DSTO file also supplements the picture described in the JIO file release which Keith also facilitated.

The files confirm that the JIO & DSTO involvement were the legacy of Harry Turner who headed up the nuclear scientist section of DSTI within the JIO. His role was pivotal in the continuing dance that DSTO & JIO had with UFOs.”

Wikipedia article: “Defence Science and Technology Group”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The Defence Science and Technology Group (abbreviated as DST Group or DST) is part of the Australian Department of Defence dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs. It is Australia’s second largest government-funded science organisation after the CSIRO. The agency’s name was changed from Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) to Defence Science and Technology Group on 1 July 2015.[1]”

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“Defence Science and Technology
Organisation records on UAP - part four”

By Keith Basterfield, 4 July 2017
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)

Quote from the article:

This post continues my report on the contents of a newly available Australian government UAP file. I am providing a folio by folio description, plus comments to place the documentation into context.”

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UFO Article (Blog):
“Defence Science and Technology
Organisation records on UAP - part three”

By Keith Basterfield, 28 June 2017
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)

Quote from the article:

This post continues my report on the contents of a newly available Australian government UAP file. I am providing a folio by folio description, plus comments to place the documentation into context.”

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