Thursday, 31 January 2013

UFO Article (Blog):
“The Extraordinary 1968 Minot B52 UFO Encounter –
a remarkable example of a latent and almost lost scientific opportunity”
by Bill Chalker, 31 January 2013
West Pennant Hills (Sydney), Australia)

Bill Chalker reports about the 24 October 1968 Minot Air Force Base, 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)
UFO Article (Blog):
by Bill Chalker, 31 January 2013
West Pennant Hills (Sydney), Australia)

In this article, Bill Chalker mentions Clyde William Tombaugh, George Dodwell and Dr. John Dawe’s UFO sightings:

Clyde William Tombaugh,
U.S. Astronomer
“Presentation to the French Air and Space Academy,
Paris, September 26, 2012”, January 2013
(NARCAP, Temecula, California)

The lecture, titled “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Flight Safety: There is a Relationship, was presented by Dr. Richard F. Haines, NARCAP informs:

Dr. Richard F. Haines, former NASA Senior Research Scientist, NARCAP Chief Scientist and UFO Researcher ( photo)

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

UFO Mailing List Post:
“The UFO Guy Comes To Boise
by UFO UpDates, 4 December 2004
(UFO UpDates, Toronto, Canada)

The mailing list presents 10 November 2004 Boise Weekly article that focuses on the UFO researcher Robert L. Hastings’ upcoming lecture (on 15 November 2004) at Boise State University, Idaho:

Robert L. Hastings,
U.S. UFO Author,
Lecturer & Researcher
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UFO News Article: 
“Researcher Urges U.S. Military Veterans to Divulge
Their UFO Sightings at Nuclear Weapons Sites”,
30 January 2013 (The Sacramento Bee, California)

The Sacramento Bee presents an article by Robert L. Hastings:

Robert L. Hastings,
U.S. UFO Author,
Lecturer & Researcher
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

UFO News Article: 
“UFOs sighted across border”, 
12 November 1973 (Bangor Daily News, Maine)

The article reports on two late 1973 New Brunswick, Canada UFO incidents:

Dozens of people sighted a UFO over Sackville.

A few days before the Sackville incident, two people watched a UFO over the Moncton area. And a man who was driving from Amherst to Moncton said he sighted a bright, silent UFO.

Moncton is situated 38 kilometres (24 miles) north-west of Sackville.

Satellite photo of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
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UFO Website:
“Belgisch UFO-meldpunt”

The Belgian UFO reporting centre is located in Meulebeke, Belgium:

English translation:

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UFO News Article:
“326 UFO-waarnemingen gemeld in 2012”,
(“326 UFO sightings reported in 2012”),
3 January 2013 (De Morgen, Brussels, Belgium)

“Belgisch UFO-meldpunt,” the Belgian UFO reporting centre, received 326 UFO reports in 2012, according to the article:

English translation:

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TV Programme Announcement:
28 January 2013 (Voyager, Rai, Rome, Italy)

Rai, the Italian state broadcaster, informs its viewers that Voyager (TV news magazine) will report on the UFO testimonies of dozens of military pilots on the fourth episode:

English translation:

Roberto Giacobbo,
Italian Journalist, Author &
TV Host, Voyager, Rai 2
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Sunday, 27 January 2013

U.S. Government UFO Report (Catalogue):
“Summary of Sightings of Unknown Phenomena,
17th District OSI” (Selected Cases)
(Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 
U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)

Quote from’s “1949 UFO Chronology and the Grudge Report” (
“This chronology is currently a 29-page report and a very important year in UFOlogy.  I want to thank all the members of the A-Team who made this possible.  To look at and/or print all the 1949 Blue Book monthly summaries, click here. Otherwise the monthly listings are inserted within this chronology by month. Note: There are 209 entries in the 38-page La Paz catalog, the ‘Summary of Sightings of Unknown Phenomena, 17th District OSI’.  But in the 1949 group there were 144 sightings and the only ones listed here are the reports with some important details to make them extraordinary. Also, brief case descriptions giving the category number, name of witness, and source in brackets (M=military), are NICAP UFO Evidence entries that haven't been located. Finally, I want thank Loren Gross for thoughtfully and diligently collecting data many years ago for his UFO Histories and supplemental notes, in particular here the year 1949. And a big thanks to CUFOS and Mary Castnor for housing them on the CUFOS site.”

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations presents UFO sighting reports from 1943 through early 1950:

Wikipedia article: “U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations”:

Wikipedia article: “Lincoln LaPaz”:

The emblem of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) ( image)
U.S. Government UFO Report:
PROJECT NO. 10073, 5 MAY 1955”
(U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)

The PDF was produced by The Project Blue Book Archive, with the generous support of PROJECT 1947, The Sign Historical Group and the Archives for UFO Research, News and Information Service, informs:

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U.S. Government Journal UFO Article:
The Inspector General (TIG) Brief, Number 26,
Volume XI, 24 December 1959
(U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)


The Inspector General Brief reports on Air Force Regulation 
200-2 (AFR 200-2):

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U.S. Government Journal UFO Article:
The Inspector General (TIG) Brief, 
Number 21, Volume XVIII, 14 October 1966
(U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)

Source:, U.S.A.

The Inspector General Brief reports on Air Force Regulation 
80-17 (AFR 80-17, 19 September 1966):

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

UFO Book Chapter: 
SECTION III: Air Force Observations”,
1964 (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, Washington, D.C.)


Quote from the chapter:
“Before the issuance of Air Force Regulation 200-2 in 1953 (see extracts), a large number of significant UFO sightings by active Air Force personnel were made public.”

(date range: 29 August 1942-20 May 1961):

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UFO News Article:
“Special Cameras May Help Solve Saucer Mystery”,
30 July 1952 (Spokane Daily Chronicle, Washington)

The article (includes comments by U.S. Air Force Major General John A. Samford) reports on the July 1952 Washington, D.C. UFO incidents:

In this issue, the Spokane Daily Chronicle also presents five other UFO articles.

In the article, “Plane Attack Reported,” U.S. Air Force Captain Charles Tracy (former Assistant Wing Operations Officer of the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Lawson Air Force Base, Columbus, Georgia) reveals that a veteran USAF pilot flying a F-51 fighter jet was ‘attacked repeatedly by a flying saucer’ in the summer of 1951. The incident occurred over Augusta, Georgia.

The pilot was Lieutenant George Kinman.

Earlier post on George Kinman’s UFO encounter:


Major General John A. Samford, U.S. Air Force
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Thursday, 24 January 2013

UFO News Article:
“UFO sightings reported in gulf”,
9 February 1988 (The Gainesville Sun, Florida)

On 8 February 1988, the official Qatar News Agency reported that a UFO was sighted over the northern part of the Qatar peninsula on the night of 7 February, according to The Gainesville Sun:

Quote from the article:
“The agency said a number of men and women gave the same description of a ‘bright revolving disc with changing colors that emits a low hissing sound.’ ”

Qatar Google Satellite Map (

Map of Qatar 
(Grolier Interactive, Inc./ image)
UFO News Article: 
Wisconsin’s Flying Saucer of 1897;
A Huge Glowing Object Reported
Seen in Skies | UFO CHRONICLE”
(The UFO Chronicles, 23 January 2013)

The UFO Chronicles presents a The Milwaukee Journal article dated 9 August 1952:

Quote from the article:
“First reports of a huge, cigar shaped object giving off a bright light, and with no discernible motive power came Mar. 29, 1897, when the New York Herald reported that it had been seen ‘by a majority of the residents of Omaha (Nebraska).’ 

The unknown object was seen over Green Bay, Milwaukee and Appleton.

Map of Wisconsin (
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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

U.S. Government UFO Documents:
“FOIA Document Archive:
National Security Agency’s UFO Files [159 Pages]”


The Black Vault is run by John Greenewald, Jr.:

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Aerial view of the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland ( photo)
UFO News Article:
“Justices let security agency remain mum –
High Court repels UFO case”,
8 March 1982 (Eugene Register-Guard, Oregon)

The Eugene Register-Guard informs about the lawsuit that the Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, a New York City-based group, brought against the National Security Agency:

Related post:


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UFO Article (Blog):
“Navy looks into UFO story” 
by Keith Basterfield, 22 January 2013
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)

Keith Basterfield presents a newspaper article and RAAF files on a late 1970 Northern Tasmania, Australia UFO case:

Quote from the article:
“The Navy has asked for a report on the sighting of an unidentified flying object near Binolong Bay in Northern Tasmania.”

The article also reports about five Royal Australian Navy UAP files.

The official badge of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)

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Map of Tasmania, Australia (
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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

UFO Radio Interviews:
Terry Hansen/James Fox 
(Unknown Dates)
(Dark Matters Radio, U.S.A.)

Host Don Ecker presents interviews with Terry Hansen and James Fox:

Terry Hansen,
U.S. Journalist, Author,
UFO Lecturer & Researcher
UFO News Article:
“FAA explains Amherst UFO sort of”,
22 January 2013 
(WSHM-LD CBS 3 Springfield, Massachusetts)

CBS 3 Springfield reports on the 8 January 2013 Amherst, Massachusetts UFO case (involves the Federal Aviation Administration):

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Monday, 21 January 2013

UFO Mailing List Post:
“Important PolySci Paper On Government ‘UFO Taboo’ ”
by Brad Sparks, 3 August 2008
(UFO UpDates, Toronto, Canada)

Brad Sparks presents a review of Dr. Alexander Wendt and 
Dr. Raymond Duvall’s paper (lecture), “Sovereignty and the UFO,” 
which was published in the August 2008 issue of Political Theory:

Brad Sparks, U.S. UFO Lecturer & Researcher
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UFO News Article (Blog):
“UFOs On the Record: debunkers beware”
by Billy Cox, 10 August 2010
(De Void, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Florida)

Billy Cox gives his views on Leslie Kean’s book, “UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record”:

Quote from the article:
“Her reasoning is sharpened by two political science professors, Dr. Alexander Wendt of Ohio State University, and the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Raymond Duvall, who contribute an essay, “Militant Agnosticism and the UFO Taboo.” They make a strong case that “the problem of UFO ignorance is fundamentally political before it is scientific.”

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