Thursday, 31 May 2012

UFO News Article:
“Close encounter …
Venice residents describe mammoth UFO”,
18 September 1980 (Sarasota Journal, Florida)

Two police officers, two Venice residents and a tow truck driver together watched a very large UFO (followed by a similar smaller UFO) over Venice, Florida on the early morning of 17 September 1980 (at 1:55 a.m.), according to the Sarasota Journal:,2038202 (Page 1A),2040491 (Page 2A)

Quote from the article:
“They were not alone. Less than a mile away, eight people on the Venice fishing pier felt vibrations and heard a loud rumble as a huge object floated over them and headed out to the Gulf of Mexico.”

At approximately the same time (beginning at around 12:45 a.m.), UFO sightings were reported in Lake, Orange, Sumter and Lafayette counties (Florida), near Memphis (Tennessee) and in Southern Georgia.

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Satellite photo of Venice, Florida (
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UFO News Article:
“UFO Reported In Indiana, Pa.”,
1 November 1977 (The Pittsburgh Press, Pennsylvania)

The Pittsburgh Press reports about two Pennsylvania UFO incidents:,31237

The incidents occurred in Erie County (North East Borough and Millcreek Township) on 29 October and in Indiana on the night of 31 October 1977.

“Indiana, Pennsylvania” (

Satellite photo of Indiana, Pennsylvania
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UFO TV News Magazine Report:
“Observação de OVNIs” (“Observation of UFOs”)

(Unknown Date)
(Fantástico, Rede Globo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Rede Globo reports on some of the UFO observations that have been made in Ribeirão Branco (State of São Paulo):

The TV report contains UFO videos.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

UFO Book:
“Report on the UFO Wave of 1947”
by Ted Bloecher

The book was published in 1967:

The updated version is produced (2005) by the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP).

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UFO News Article (Blog):
“A snowball’s chance?”
by Billy Cox, 23 May 2012
(De Void, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Florida)

Billy Cox reports on the UFO views of retired U.S. Army Colonel John B. Alexander:

The article focuses on the 1980 Cash/Landrum case.

Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum and Colby Landrum, Vickie’s seven-year-old grandson, sighted a UFO over the Piney Woods, near the town of Huffman, Texas, on 29 December 1980, at around 9:00 p.m.

Twenty-three U.S. military helicopters were trying to encircle the UFO, according to the witnesses. They sighted two types of helicopters, double rotor CH-47 Chinooks and Bell-Hueys.

All three UFO witnesses suffered severe physical injury as a result of the encounter with the UFO.

Dr. John B. Alexander, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
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UFO News Article:
“UFO sighting by RAF pilot dubbed ‘Saucer Sam’ in
left aviation minister ‘convinced’ we are not alone”,
27 May 2012 (Daily Mail, London, UK)

This is an article on the UFO (metallic, disk shaped) sighting of RAF Flight Sergeant Roland Hughes during a training mission over West Germany in 1952:

The unknown object was also caught by RAF radars, which confirmed it was travelling at speeds far greater than possible
for any aircraft of the time, according to the Daily Mail.

Roland Hughes, RAF Flight Sergeant
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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Staff Member Profile:
“Korpsoverste” “Chef de Corps” (“Corps Commander”)
(Belgian Air Component, Evere (Brussels), Belgium)

The Belgian Air Component gives an overview of the career of Lieutenant Colonel Johan Van Durme: (Dutch) (French)

English translation:

Quote from the article:
“One of the highlights was an A-scramble on Saturday night with the QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) of 1 Fighter Wing Beauvechain on UFO hunting.”

Ensign of the Belgian Air Component
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UFO Paper:
“Vague d'OVNI sur la Belgique –

Un dossier exceptionnel – Ed. SOBEPS”
(“UFO wave over Belgium –

An outstanding file – Ed. SOBEPS”)
by Major General Wilfried De Brouwer,

Belgian Air Component, 1991

The UFO paper was solicited by the civilian Belgian UFO research group, SOBEPS:

English translation:

Colonel Wilfried De Brouwer, Belgian Air Component was the Chief of Operations for the Air Staff during the 1989-1990 Belgian UFO wave. De Brouwer was promoted to Major General in 1991.

Colonel Wilfried De Brouwer, Belgian Air Force, presents anomalous radar readings at a 1990 press conference
(De Brouwer (retired in 1995) later became a Major General)
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UFO TV Talk Show:
Debat OVNI (UFO Debate),

25 March 1990 (RTBF, Brussels, Belgium)

Host Baudouin Cartuyvels interviews Leon Brenig (physicist), Michel Bougard (President of SOBEPS), André Lausbergh (astrophysicist) and Wilfried De Brouwer (Colonel, Belgian Air Component) regarding the 1989-1990 Belgian UFO wave: (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

The TV programme contains UFO videos.

Colonel Wilfried De Brouwer, Belgian Air Component (Air Force) was the Chief of Operations for the Air Staff during the 1989-1990 Belgian UFO wave. De Brouwer was promoted to Major General in 1991.

SOBEPS (now replaced by COBEPS) was a civilian UFO research group.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

UFO News Article:
“Belgian military investigates UFO reports”,
9 December 1989 (The Item, Sumter, South Carolina)

The Item reports on the first UFO sightings that were made during the 1989-1990 Belgian UFO wave:,1873951

Quote from the article:
“Since Nov. 29, dozens of people and police officials in the northeastern Liege province said they’ve seen luminous objects in the sky, with some of them describing a flying platform scanning the surface with three huge searchlights, while others talk of dancing lights.

During the same period, air traffic controllers ‘found radar blips on the screens that could not be immediately explained,’ said Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Michel Mandel.

At the time of the sightings there were no authorized low-level flights in the region.”

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Friday, 25 May 2012

UFO Article (Blog):
“Chile: ‘It can no longer be concealed.

UFOs are a hazard.’ ”,
22 February 2007 (

Inexplicata reports on Chilean Army Captain Rodrigo Bravo’s presentation at the 2007 international UFO conference in Viña del Mar, Chile:

Rodrigo Bravo is a pilot for BAVE (Spanish acronym for Aviation Brigade of the Chilean Army) and an official member of CEFAA.

Las Ultimas Noticias (Chile) is the source of the article.

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UFO News Article:
“Revela Ejército chileno

encuentros de sus pilotos con ovnis”
(“Chilean Army discloses pilot-UFO encounters”),
8 February 2007 (El Universal, Mexico City, Mexico)

The UFO information was disclosed by Chilean Army Captain Rodrigo Bravo during an international UFO conference in Viña
del Mar, Chile:

Inexplicata has translated the article into English:

Rodrigo Bravo is a pilot for BAVE (Spanish acronym for Aviation Brigade of the Chilean Army) and an official member of CEFAA.

Captain Rodrigo Bravo,
Chilean Army
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UFO Article (Blog):
“Chile: A History of Chilean Ufology”
9 November 2009 (

Inexplicata informs on the book, “Historia de la Ufología en Chile”:

The book is written by Juan Guillermo Prado (interviewed in the article) and the late Luis Altamirano.

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UFO News Article & Documentary Film Trailer:
“NatGeo Channel circles the globe for ‘Chasing UFOs’ ”,
24 May 2012 (, Springfield, Massachusetts) reports about the National Geographic Channel’s new UFO documentary film series, “Chasing UFOs”:

The NatGeo Channel is sending the UFO investigators, Erin Ryder, Ben McGee and James Fox, out to circle the globe chasing UFOs, according to the article.

James Fox,
Documentary Filmmaker &
UFO Researcher
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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

UFO Paper:
“NCP-06: The Oak Ridge Mini-Flap”
by Lawrence A. Fawcett & Barry J. Greenwood
(Nuclear Connection Project,

The paper reports on the UFO sightings that were made over Oak Ridge Nuclear Laboratory (ORNL) (Oak Ridge, Tennessee) in the period 1947-1952:

Wikipedia article: “Oak Ridge National Laboratory”:

“Y-12” Area at Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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2 UFOs In Boeing 747-8 Flight Test Video?

I discovered the footage in the documentary film, Megafactories: Boeing 747 (National Geographic):

The 2 unknown objects (flying side by side) can be seen (in the upper left corner of the screen, between the clouds) at the moment the narrator says (halfway into the video): “In this clip from August, the pilots purposely put the freighter into a stall.”

I don’t know if the footage is recorded (unknown date) over California, Washington State or somewhere else.

Boeing 747-8F
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UFO Paper:
“NCP-16: National Security,
Missing Files, The Nuclear Key”
by Francis L. Ridge, NCP Coordinator, 27 August 2008
(Nuclear Connection Project,

Francis L. Ridge discusses the UFO-nuclear military facility connection:

Francis L. Ridge,
NICAP Site Coordinator &
NCP Coordinator
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Monday, 21 May 2012

UFO Paper:
“NCP-05: UFOs Continue to Visit Nuclear Energy Site”
by George D. Fawcett

(Nuclear Connection Project,

U.S. UFO author, lecturer and researcher George D. Fawcett reports on some of the UFO incidents that have occurred over U.S. nuclear energy sites in the period 1952-1984:

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UFO News Article:
“UFOs Seen In Indiana”, 

16 October 1973
(The Press-Courier, Oxnard, California)

The Press-Courier reports on the 1973 U.S. UFO wave:,3672066,3681536 (Page 2)

Quote from the article:
“Town Marshal Ron Stucker at nearby Andrews (Northern Indiana) said he saw one UFO south of Huntington and one south of Andrews. He said they appeared to be lights in the sky.

In south-central Indiana, Morgan County Deputy Sheriff Robert Williams said he saw an unidentified flying object that ‘took off from the ground’ Monday night just northeast of Martinsville.

Knox police reported a light in the sky about 2:15 a.m. The Winamac police also reported seeing a UFO, as did the Pulaski and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the Monticello police.”

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Map of Martinsville, Indiana (
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Sunday, 20 May 2012

UFO News Article:
“Frankfort police say they saw UFO”,
20 August 1981 (The Rochester Sentinel, Indiana)

At least eight Frankfort, Indiana police officers sighted a UFO (that changed colours from red to green to white) in the vicinity of Kokomo, Indiana, according to The Rochester Sentinel:,6254841

The UFO was observed for three hours before it sped away.

Quote from the article:
“ ‘It looked like it was over Kokomo, and the Kokomo police called Grissom Air Force Base and Grissom didn’t know what it was either.’

Underwood (Police Chief Paul Underwood) said Grissom personnel tracked the object on radar for about five hours.”

The article doesn’t mention the date of the UFO sighting.

Kokomo is situated 38 kilometres (24 miles) north-east of Frankfort.

“Kokomo, Indiana” (

Satellite photo of Kokomo, Indiana (
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UFO News Article:
“La FAA crea comisión para investigar

oficialmente los fenómenos OVNI”
(“The FAA creates commission to

officially investigate UFO phenomena”),
29 December 2010 (Misiones Online, Posadas, Argentina)

This is an article on CEFAE, the Argentine Air Force’s Commission for the Study of Aerospace Phenomena (“Comisión de Estudio de Fenómenos Aeroespaciales”):

English translation:

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Saturday, 19 May 2012

UFO Radio Interview:
“Have You Ever Seen A UFO?”, 17 May 2012

(612 ABC Brisbane, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, Australia)

612 ABC Brisbane presents an interview with Les Saunders from ACRUFO (Australian Combined Research in UFOs) and the UFO stories of several listeners:

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UFO Magazine Article (Blog):
“Os verdadeiros arquivos X estão no Uruguai”
(“The real X-Files are in Uruguay”)
by A. J. Gevaerd, 23 November 2010
(Revista UFO, Campo Grande, Brazil)

A. J. Gevaerd, Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine (Revista UFO), writes about the international travels he made in 2010:

English translation:

A. J. Gevaerd,
Founder and Editor of
Revista UFO (Brazilian UFO Magazine) &
UFO Researcher
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UFO Magazine Interview (Excerpt):
Colonel Ariel Sánchez Ríos, Chairman of CRIDOVNI,
7 March 2012
(Revista UFO, Campo Grande, Brazil)

A. J. Gevaerd, Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine, presents another interview with Colonel Ariel Sánchez Ríos:

Ariel Sánchez Ríos has been international correspondent of “Revista Brasileira de Ufologia” (Brazilian UFO Magazine) for several years, according to the article.

English translation:

A. J. Gevaerd,
Founder and Editor of
Revista UFO (Brazilian UFO Magazine) &
UFO Researcher
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Friday, 18 May 2012

UFO Caught by KTVB’s Skycam, Boise, Idaho

The broadcast, KTVB News at Six (Idaho's NewsChannel 7), was aired on 21 March 2012:

UFO News Article:
“U.S. aviation body looks into reported ‘UFO’ case”,
18 May 2012 (The Korea Herald, Seoul, South Korea)

The Korea Herald reports that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started an investigation into the
14 May 2012 (at 5:17 p.m.) incident over Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado that involved the pilot of a private airplane and an unknown object:

Aerial view of Denver, Colorado (
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UFO TV News Report:
“Mystery in the sky over Denver”,
17 May 2012 (Early Start, CNN/US, Atlanta, Georgia)

CNN/US reports on the 14 May 2012 (at 5:17 p.m.) (not 15 May) incident over Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado that involved the pilot of a private airplane and an unknown object:

CNN presents an interview with O'Neill and Associates’ Senior Aviation Consultant Steven B. Wallace.

Steven B. Wallace

Thursday, 17 May 2012

UFO News Article & TV News Report:
“Mystery object nearly causes mid-air collision/
Mystery In The Sky”, 15 May 2012
(KUSA NBC 9 NEWS, Denver, Colorado)

9 NEWS reports on the 14 May 2012 (at 5:17 p.m.) incident over Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado that involved the pilot of a private airplane and an unknown object:

UFO Physical Traces:
“UFO Physical Traces Around The World”
(, Sudbury, Canada)

NOUFORS presents some of the most credible UFO landing trace cases:

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UFO News Article:
“Air Force UFO Report Said ‘Things’ Real”,
1 July 1974 (Middlesboro Daily News, Kentucky)

The Middlesboro Daily News reports on a UFO statement by Dr. Arlen Zander (regarding the U.S. Air Force’s “Project Sign”), a physics professor at East Texas State University:,13719

The article continues on page 2 (next page).

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

UFO Radio Debate:
“IRN Presents: The 2012 UFO ‘Cover-Up’ Debate”,
22 February 2012 (Inception Radio Network, U.S.A.)

Inception Radio Network presents the debate between Colonel John B. Alexander, U.S. Army (Ret.) and historian and UFO researcher Richard M. Dolan:

The debate is moderated by U.S. investigative journalist, UFO author and researcher Leslie Kean.

Dr. John B. Alexander, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
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Richard M. Dolan, U.S. Historian,
UFO Author, Lecturer & Researcher
UFO Testimony:
Pilot Stephen Sowerby, British Airways

The 1975 UFO incident occurred during a routine flight from
New York to London:

Pilot Stephen Sowerby, British Airways

Monday, 14 May 2012

UFO TV News Magazine Report:
“ OVNIS sobre el Popocatépetl 2”
(“UFOs over Popocatépetl 2”)
(Unknown Date) (Tercer Milenio, Mexico)

Tercer Milenio keeps reporting on the recent UFO activity over the Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico:

UFO Lecture:
General Ricardo Bermúdez, Chilean Air Force (Ret.),
25 February 2012 (2012 International UFO Congress,
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino,
Fountain Hills, Arizona)

The lecture is presented by CEFAA:

English translation:

The 2012 International UFO Congress was held on 22-26 February 2012.

General Ricardo Bermúdez, Chilean Air Force (Ret.) &
Director of CEFAA ( photo)
UFO Article:
“Desclasificación OVNI: La CEFAA y la CRIDOVNI,

En un Hecho Histórico, Firman un Acuerdo de Cooperación Mutual”
(“UFO Declassification: CEFAA and CRIDOVNI Sign

a Historical Mutual Cooperation Agreement”),
1 April 2012
(Visión Ovni, Victoria, Entre Ríos, Argentina)

Visión Ovni, the Argentine UFO research group, reports on the new research agreement between the two government UFO research organisations, CEFAA (organisation within the Chilean Civil Aviation Department) and CRIDOVNI (organisation within the Uruguayan Air Force):

English translation:

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UFO News Article:
“Flying Saucer Reports Increase as Year Wanes”,
16 December 1954 (Reading Eagle, Pennsylvania)

The Reading Eagle reports on a UFO comment by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, among other things:,731510

Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States
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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Private UFO Video:
The 1997 Rishon LeZion, Israel UFO Video

The video (presented by Israel’s Channel 10) was recorded by
Gil Bar on 21 December 1997, at 5:40 p.m.:

An Israeli fighter jet pilot is apparently checking out the UFO.

Rishon LeZion is situated 12 kilometres (7 miles) south of Tel Aviv.

Friday, 11 May 2012

UFO Web Page:
“The Phyllis Budinger Collection”
(The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project, The Black Vault)

The Black Vault presents several Phyllis Budinger (Frontier Analysis, Ltd.) UFO research reports:

Phyllis Budinger launched Frontier Analysis, Ltd. (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) in March 2000. The laboratory is dedicated to the study of physical traces related to alleged UFO events.

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UFO TV News Magazine Report:
“OVNIS sobre el Popocatépetl”
(“UFOs over Popocatépetl”)
(Unknown Date) (Tercer Milenio, Mexico)

Tercer Milenio reports on the recent UFO activity (25 April 2012) over Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano:

Thursday, 10 May 2012

UFO News Article:
“Comisión de OVNI no encuentra respuesta
a la mitad de los casos denunciados”
(“UFO commission has not found the answers
to half of the reported cases”),
20 May 2007 (LaRed21, Montevideo, Uruguay)

LaRed21 reports on the history of CRIDOVNI (organisation within the Uruguayan Air Force):

English translation:

Colonel Ariel Sánchez Ríos,
Uruguayan Air Force &
Chairman of CRIDOVNI
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UFO Website (Twitter):
“The Black Vault”

(Castaic, California)

The Black Vault ( is owned and run by John Greenewald, Jr.:!/blackvaultcom

John Greenewald, Jr., U.S. UFO Researcher &

Owner of The Black Vault website
(The UFO Chronicles/ photo)
UFO Mailing List Post:
“Official UFO Committee in Uruguay”
by A. J. Gevaerd, 3 June 1998
(UFO UpDates, Toronto, Canada)

A. J. Gevaerd reports on the UFO research work of CRIDOVNI (“Centro de Receptación y Investigaciones de Denuncias de Objetos Voladores No Identificados”) (UFO Reports Collection and Investigation Centre, Uruguayan Air Force), the Uruguayan Government’s UFO research organisation:

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UFO Website:

“Centro de Investigación de Objetos Voladores Inidentificados” (CIOVI) was a Uruguayan civilan UFO research organisation:

Map of Uruguay (
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