Tuesday, 11 December 2018

UFO Report:
“The 1972 UFO Chronology”


Created: 15 March 2007
Updated: 5 April 2012
(NICAP.org)

Quote from the UFO report:
“This is a 7-page chronology of UFO incidents and events for 1972. I had taken a job transfer in 1971 which took me away from my NICAP subcommittee team at Vincennes, Indiana, and was now in contact with Walt Andrus working as a State Section Director for MUFON at Hillsboro, Illinois. By now the Air Force UFO project Blue Book had been closed down for two years, but rumors shown to be true indicate they were still collecting reports (those which could affect national security) under a different system (see Bolender memo), one that had been in place long before the official closing. The effect of the media hype, which was the planned result of the Air Force officially ducking out of the UFO business, may have taken a toll on reporting by civilian sources. But this printout shows something was still going on. One of the most impressive incidents I was directly involved in was one by my younger brother who was somewhat of a skeptic at the time. (See October 9).

Our thanks for all these chronologies must go to our documentation team: Richard Hall (the original 1972 chronology from UFOE II), William Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson (archive researcher), Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns), and Jean Waskiewicz (online NICAP DBase [NSID]).
 
Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

March 8, 1972; Muskegon, MI
A large number of witnesses, including police officers, FAA officials, U.S. Coast Guard personnel and numerous other Muskegon citizens observed a brightly colored UFO around 9:15 P.M., in the sky above this Michigan township. The object, according to most witnesses, appeared to give off a bright yellowish-white light and it traveled slowly across the sky. Witnesses stated the object seemed to stop and slowly change colors at various times during the period of observation The Coast Guard, which indicated many of its own personnel had witnessed the UFO, also indicated that channel 16, a UHF band used by Coast Guard, was filled with a strong code signal that could not be deciphered. Government officials later said that an investigation would be conducted and that they were under orders not to comment on the case until it was completed. The Air Force was contacted by the Michigan States Police at the time of the sighting. (Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR, May 1972, page 3)”


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Satellite photo of Muskegon, Michigan (tageo.com)
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UFO News Article:
“George Airmen Sight a Bright Orange Object”


20 June 1972
(The Sun, San Bernardino, California)

Sources: UFO Research Committee, Seattle, Washington and AFU.se

The whole article:
“Two airmen verified each otehr’s [sic] report yesterday (19 June 1972) of seeing a ‘bright orange object’ about 1 a.m. that seemed to be 375 feet in diameter as it sank behind a building southwest of their security-police beat at the base.

The airmen, Gary Corley and Randolph Wogoman, said the UFO (unidentified flying object) sighting apparently went unobserved by anyone else. They reported it to the air police, and to the Victorville Sheriff’s Office and Adelanto Police Department.

No evidence was found of the object having landed, it was reported by the base information office.”

George Air Force Base was located within the city limits, 13 kilometres (8 miles) north west of central Victorville, California.


Wikipedia article: “George Air Force Base”:


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USGS digital orthophoto of George Air Force Base in California (text by Wikipedia) (wikimedia.org(wikimedia.org photo)

Monday, 10 December 2018

UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Category 9, RADAR
George AFB / Apple Valley, CA
Radar Case (BBU 1176)
May 1, 1952
George AFB, California”


Updated: 23 February 2016
(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:
Fran Ridge:
The principle witness to the phenomena had been a Lt. Colonel who was Wing Director of Personnel of the 146th Fighter-Bomber Wing headquartered at George Field so it was no wonder the case sparked an immediate reaction by the High Command. This is apparently #1 on Major Dewey Fournet’s ‘motions study’ UFOs cases as presented to the Robertson Panel in January of 1953, whereby he deduced that UFOs were guided by intelligence and the flight characteristics indicated that the intelligence was beyond ‘us’. This is a Project Blue Book unknown and later information (15 Feb 2006) seems to indicate that this might classify as a radar/visual case. (see Lt. Col. link below)

Brad Sparks:
May 1, 1952; George AFB, California (BBU 1176)
10:50 am. An Air Force officer and a group of airmen in a separate location observed a formation of five white disc-shaped objects, three in front and two behind. The trailing objects darted around in zig-zag motions. Suddenly the objects switched to a tight V-formation, made an almost 90-degree turn and sped away over the mountains. The five objects were sighted at George AFB and from a golf course 4 miles away. Observer: S/Sgt David Darbyrsira 146th Air Police Squadron sighted the 5 objects at at George AFB, at 1050 hours PDT, about one hour after a cloud from an atom blast was sighted in the direction of Las Vegas.”

NICAP.org presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.


Wikipedia article: “George Air Force Base”:


Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“George Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base located within the city limits, 8 miles northwest, of central Victorville, California, about 75 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California.

George AFB was closed pursuant to a decision by the 1988 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission at the end of the Cold War. It is now the site of the Southern California Logistics Airport.

Established by the United States Army Air Corps as an Advanced Flying School in June 1941, it was closed at the end of World War II. It was again activated as a training base by the United States Air Force with the outbreak of the Korean War in November 1950. It remained a training base throughout the Cold War and in the immediate post-Cold War period, primarily for the Tactical Air Command (TAC) and later the Air Combat Command (ACC), training USAF, NATO and other Allied pilots and weapon systems officers in front-line fighter aircraft until being closed in 1993.

Since 2009, the California Air National Guard’s 196th Reconnaissance Squadron (96 RS) has operated an MQ-1 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) training facility at the Southern California Logistics Airport.[2]”

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UFO Article:
“Major Fournet’s Motion Study List”


(NICAP.org)

Quote from the article:
Fran Ridge:
Some time ago we reconstructed the (Albert M.) Chop clearance list showing 42 formerly classified UFO reports given to NICAP’s Maj. Keyhoe. This new list, the one we refer to as Fournet’s Motion Study list, is an attempt to reconstruct the one Maj. Fournet took before the CIA panel in January of 1953.”


Index of /motionstudy

(NICAP.org)


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Major Dewey J. Fournet, Jr., U.S. Air Force
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Fournet Motion Study Images (nicap.org)
(U.S. Air Force/nicap.org image)

UFO Report:
“Intelligence Summary:
Subject: Maj. Fournet’s Motion Study”


From: Dr. Michael D. Swords
Date: 23 March 2009
Updated: 2 January 2017
(NICAP.org)

Quote from the UFO report (the introduction):
“I came across page 8, and there was part of Dewey Fournet’s famous but not seen ‘motions study’ of UFOs as presented to the Robertson Panel. According to what one can reasonably assume by looking at the page, Dewey presented 17 cases [from which he deduced that UFOs were guided by intelligence and the flight characteristics indicated that the intelligence was beyond ‘us’.] This number rings true as Ed Ruppelt says that Dewey sifted his cases down to between ten and twenty. The page shows arrangements of UFOs in the chosen cases, and given the strong likelihood that most if not all of them were 1952 cases on Dewey’s watch, they might be specifically identifiable.”


Index of /motionstudy

(NICAP.org)


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Major Dewey J. Fournet, Jr., U.S. Air Force
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Fournet Motion Study Images (nicap.org)
(U.S. Air Force/nicap.org image)

UFO Study Directory:
“The Fournet Motion Study Directory”


Created: October 2006
Updated: 20 August 2016
(NICAP.org)

The whole article:
Fran Ridge:
In October of 2006 Jan Aldrich brought up the ‘Ten Lost Documents’. Item #1 was the Fournet Motion Study. Brad Sparks had already found the CIA documents that were the key to the puzzle and had identified two of the motion study cases right off. This, then, is the directory for the famous ‘motion study’ by Maj. Dewey Fournet. This study is significant and it is similar to the earlier 1948 ‘Estimate of the Situation’ and illustrates once again the reason why the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis was seriously considered. And as always, the study was not stopped as it went up, but was rejected at the top. As we identify the cases used in the MS we will provide links to them at the bottom of this directory. But first, the history of the Motion Study begins with Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, at that time the head of the Air Force Project Blue Book. (See link below) By March 23, 2009 I had begun work on the UFO Intelligence Summary for the Motion Study cases, the current copy is the end result of that search. This is an on-going project to identify and document all 17 cases listed.

This following formations chart is a new CIA release in 2001 of a better copy of the same chart released by CIA in poor shape in 1978.

Mike Swords:
22 Oct 2006
I came across page 5 and there was part of Dewey Fournet’s famous but not seen ‘motions study’ of UFOs as presented to the Robertson Panel. According to what one can reasonably assume by looking at the page, Dewey presented 17 cases [from which he deduced that UFOs were guided by intelligence and the flight characteristics indicated that the intelligence was beyond ‘us’.] This number rings true as Ed Ruppelt says that Dewey sifted his cases down to between ten and twenty. The page shows arrangements of UFOs in the chosen cases, and given the strong likelihood that most if not all of them were 1952 cases on Dewey’s watch, they might be specifically identifiable. #6 is, for instance, almost certainly, Nash-Fortenberry. Ruppelt gives two of the cases in his book, and a third in the draft copy pre-cutting. These probably could be matched up, too. Has this document already been seen for what it is?, and has someone already identified the 17 cases? .

Jan Aldrich:
Someone should try to identify the cases from the illustrations [which is what we did above - Fran Ridge]. I would expect that one should try to fit modern ones first. Fournet had something is his briefcast call Operation Interloper. Whatever it was it represented cases that he encountered on his own and were not AF cases or were published in other sources like the African Airlines case at Mt Kilaminjaro (sp?). The case count for Operation Interloper was over 20, but Fournet’s briefcase only contain a few of them. Some of the Interloper cases were pre 1947. Fournet told Keyhoe that he should request a complete list of 1952 unknown cases from the AF, he would find best evidence there.”


Index of /motionstudy

(NICAP.org)


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Major Dewey J. Fournet, Jr., U.S. Air Force
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Fournet Motion Study Images (nicap.org)
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Sunday, 9 December 2018

UFO Audio Interview:
“Westall teacher discussing the UFO encounter - Andrew Greenwood testimony 1966 [QUFOSR]”


Source: QUFOSR (YouTube channel)

Video text:
“This video contains audio of James E McDonald interviewing Westall high school teacher Andrew Greenwood who witnessed the UFO on April 6 1966. The interview occured on June 28 1967. This is the only known sighting report by an adult regarding the infamous Westall UFO incident. I don’t think this has ever been posted online before and it is a huge piece of evidence for the case.”


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UFO News Article & Audio Interview:
“Teacher reveals creepy details of
Aussie UFO sighting in rare audio”


2 December 2018
(news.com.au, Surry Hills, Australia)

The article reports on Westall High School teacher Andrew Greenwood’s 6 April 1966 UFO sighting.

Greenwood was interviewed by U.S. physicist and UFO researcher Dr. James E. McDonald on 28 June 1967. McDonald visited Australia in 1967.

Over 300 students and some staff witnessed the UFO incident, according to the article.


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Shaun Matthews, one of the Westall UFO witnesses,
photographed at Grange Reserve, where he sighted the UFO
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UFO Article (Blog):
“UAP dives at car - the 27 July 1965 Carnarvon,
Western Australia – incident”


By Keith Basterfield, 17 February 2015
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)

Quote from the article:
NICAP version of the Carnarvon incident:

‘Australian encounter.

During the first week of August, two residents of Nedlands, West Australia jumped from their car, fearing a UFO was about to hit it. It was close to 8pm, and Dr Antonin Kulka, formerly a physician in Europe, and Mrs Audrey Lawrence were driving near Carnarvon when a flying object dived towards their headlights. Dr Kulka hurriedly stopped and switched off the lights. As he and Mrs Lawrence ran to the side of the road, the UFO stopped and hovered over the highway.

‘It was rocking gently’ Dr Kulka said later. ‘And its orange color as it dived had changed to a fluorescent green, glow.’

The doctor's bull terrier, usually first out of the car when it stopped, was crouched in the back seat, hackles up. It refused to budge.

Dr Kulka said the object was shaped like a ‘squashed football.’ ‘I had the fear that whatever it was, it was not man-made’ he reported after the UFO had left the scene.

The sighting appeared partly confirmed by resident Ron Butler owner of nearby Mooka station. Butler said that his entire camp had been lit up by a greenish glow when ‘something’ passed over it, though he could not be sure of the time.’

(The source of the NICAP article, which appeared on page 4 of the Aug-Sep 1965 issue of the NICAP ‘The UFO Investigator’ newsletter, was not given.)

Details from McDonald’s interview:

James E McDonald’s hand written notes (courtesy of Dr Michael Swords’ file collection) showed that McDonald interviewed both witnesses by telephone on 4 July 1967. His notes included the following information, which greatly expands on the NICAP material.”


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Satellite photo of Carnarvon, Australia (tageo.com)
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Friday, 7 December 2018

Google Website Searches:
Focus On UFO Incidents Involving
UFOs Ascending Straight Up


Website: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS.org):

(Search term: “Straight Up”)

(“Straight Upward”)

(“Straight Upwards”)

Website: National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP.org):

(“Straight Up”)

(“Straight Upward”)

(“Straight Upwards”)

Website: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC.org):

(“Straight Up”)

(“Straight Upward”)

(“Straight Upwards”)

Website: UFO Casebook (ufocasebook.com):

(“Straight Up”)

(“Straight Upward”)

(“Straight Upwards”)

Website: UFOINFO.com:

(“Straight Up”)

(“Straight Upward”)

(“Straight Upwards”)

Website: UFO DNA (thecid.com/ufo):

(“Straight Up”)

(“Straight Upward”)

(“Straight Upwards”)

Website: Archives For the Unexplained (AFU.se), Norrköping, Sweden:

(“Straight Up”)

(“Straight Upward”)

(“Straight Upwards”)

UFO case directory:
“Category 1, Distant Encounters
Light Shoots Straight Up
Oct. 10, 1952
Otis AFB, Massachussetts”

(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:
Brad Sparks:
Oct. 10, 1952; Otis AFB, Mass. (BBU 2155)
6:30 p.m. USAF S/Sgt and 2 other enlisted men saw a blinking white light move like a pendulum then shoot straight up. 20 mins. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Oct.10, 1952; Otis AFB, Mass. (BBU 2155)
6:30 p.m. EST. USAF S/SGT Richard W. County, A/1C James M. Barren and A/2C Edward P. Robinson observed a blinking white light that flew upward and then started a pendulum like action, then shot straight up at a terrific rate of speed. The length of the observation was  approximately 15-20 minutes. Project Blue Book EVALUATION: UNIDENTIFIED.”

NICAP.org presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.


Wikipedia article: “Otis Air National Guard Base”:


Quote from the article, “Otis Air National Guard Base”:
Otis Air National Guard Base (IATA: FMH, ICAO: KFMH, FAA LID: FMH) is an Air National Guard installation located within Joint Base Cape Cod, a military training facility located on the western portion of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. It was known as Otis Air Force Base prior to its transfer from the active duty Air Force to the Air National Guard. In the local community, it is more commonly known as Otis Air Base or simply Otis. It was named in honor of pilot and Boston surgeon Lt. Frank ‘Jesse’ Otis.

Wikipedia article: “Otis Air Force Base BOMARC site”:


The whole Wikipedia article:
“The Otis Air Force Base BOMARC site was a Cold War USAF launch complex for Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc surface-to-air missiles.[1] Equipped with IM-99Bs (56 missiles: 28 solid-state, 28 liquid-state), the site had 28 Model IV ‘coffin’ shelters, on 60 acres (24 ha).[2]

The site was run by the 26th Air Defense Missile Squadron, initially part of the Boston Air Defense Sector, 26th Air Division.”

Otis Air National Guard Base is located near Mashpee, Massachusetts.

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Photo of Naval Auxiliary Air Facility Otis, circa 1943
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A CIM-10B Bomarc missile at the launch ready position at the Otis Air Force Base BOMARC site. (text by Wikipedia) (wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)