Friday, 30 June 2017

UFO Documentary Film Transcript (Excerpt):
“UFO også i Norge?”
(“UFO also in Norway?”)


Transcript of the interview with Major Espen Steffensen, Royal Norwegian Air Force.

Transcript in Norwegian:
Intervjuer: “Mange lurer på hvordan Det norske forsvaret stiller seg til UFO-meldingene. Kommer det inn slike meldinger til Forsvaret? Og i tilfelle, blir disse registreringene tatt på alvor?

Espen Steffensen er major. Han har i 10 år vært engasjert med UFO-jobbing som en del av tjenesten sin i Luftforsvaret – og har i denne perioden gransket ca. 20 UFO-saker.”

Espen Steffensen: “Ja da, jeg har stelt med dette i både Nord-Norge og i Sør-Norge, og har hatt dette som en bijobb. Forsvaret tar imot meldingene (UFO-meldingene) og behandler de og sender de videre til Forsvarets overkommando.”

Intervjuer: “Dere tar dette alvorlig?

Espen Steffensen: “Vi tar det absolutt alvorlig! Og det er ganske viktig at vi prøver å finne svar på de spørsmålene som stilles, og gjør en objektiv jobb på dette her – og gir en tilbakemelding til den personen som rapporterte til oss. Rapportene mottas da ved for eksempel Forsvarets overkommando. Og man går ut og prøver så å finne ut hva er det som er sett. Vi tar kontakt med Flykontrolltjenesten ved flyplassen og med våre egne radarstasjoner for å finne svar på dette.”

Intervjuer: “Og slik finner Forsvaret en naturlig forklaring på de fleste UFO-sakene – men det blir likevel noen igjen man ikke kan forklare – selv med Forsvarets avanserte utstyr til disposisjon.”

Espen Steffensen: “Det er blant annet et tilfelle over Vestfold (fylke) for noen år siden – hvor det ble observert en sigar-lignende gjenstand. Og vi kunne ikke finne ut noen ting via radar eller Luftkontrolltjenesten hva det var for noen ting som var over Vestfold i det unike området. Det var en episode over Sarpsborg for noen år siden hvor det også ble observert en UFO-lignende gjenstand som vi aldri fant ut hva det kunne være for noen ting.”

Intervjuer: “Hvordan tedde den seg?”

Espen Steffensen: “Den fløy over byen og var vel også sigar-lignende. Men våre radarer har ikke observert den. Og Flykontrolltjenesten hadde ikke kjennskap til den.”

Intervjuer: “Forsvarets blikk er altså også rettet mot UFO-fenomener. Hvorfor er dette så viktig for Forsvaret?”

Espen Steffensen: “Det er jo blant annet alvorlig på grunn av rikets sikkerhet. Og det er også veldig viktig på grunn av forhold til sivile.”

Intervjuer: “Hvorfor er det viktig i forhold til rikets sikkerhet?”

Espen Steffensen: “Det er jo klart at vi har våre radarer som ser hva som foregår i luftrommet over oss. Og vi vil jo helst ikke at ukjente ting skal komme inn over Norge uten at vi har identifisert det.”

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Transcript in English (translated by Google Translate):
Interviewer: “Many are wondering how the Norwegian Armed Forces react to UFO reports. Are there any such reports sent to the Armed Forces? And in the event, are these registrations taken seriously?

Espen Steffensen is Major. For 10 years he has been involved in UFO work as part of his service in the Air Force – and during this period he has examined approximately 20 UFO cases.”

Espen Steffensen: “Yes, I have been doing this in both Northern Norway and Southern Norway and have had this as an extra job. The Armed Forces receive the reports (UFO reports) and treat them and pass them on to the Armed Forces Command.”

Interviewer: “Do the Air Force take this seriously?”

Espen Steffensen: “We absolutely take it seriously! And it is quite important that we try to find answers to the questions asked and do an objective job on this – and provide feedback to the person who reported to us. The reports are then received by, for example, the Defense Command. And you go out and try to figure out what is seen. We will contact the Air Traffic Control at the airport and with our own radar stations to find answers to this.”

Interviewer: “And so, the Armed Forces finds a natural explanation of most of the UFO cases – but there are still some things you can not explain – even with the military’s advanced equipment at their disposal.”

Espen Steffensen: “This is a case over Vestfold (County) a few years ago – where a cigar-like object was observed. And we could not figure out anything via the radar or the Air Traffic Service what was flying over Vestfold in this specific area. It was an episode in Sarpsborg a few years ago when a UFO-like object was observed, but we never figured out what the object was.”

Interviewer: “How did it fly?”

Espen Steffensen: “It flew over the city and was also cigar-like. But our radars has not observed it. And the Air Traffic Service did not know about it.”

Interviewer: “The view of the Armed Forces is thus also directed at UFO phenomena. Why is this so important to the Armed Forces?”

Espen Steffensen: “It is, among other things, serious because of the security of the nation. And it's also very important because of relationships with civilians.”

Interviewer: “Why is it important in relation to the security of the nation?”

Espen Steffensen: “It is clear that we have our radars that surveilles what is going on in the airspace above us. And we prefer to identify what objects fly over Norway.”

The interview with Major Espen Steffensen starts at 15:01 minutes into the documentary (source: neti.ws).


Wikipedia article: “Royal Norwegian Air Force”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Norwegian_Air_Force

Wikipedia article: “Vestfold”:


Wikipedia article: “Sarpsborg”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarpsborg













The logo of the Royal Norwegian Air Force
(wikimedia.org image)























Map of Norway (mapsharing.org)
(mapsharing.org image)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

UFO Paper:
“A REVIEW OF SELECTED AERIAL
PHENOMENON SIGHTINGS FROM
AIRCRAFT FROM 1942 TO 1952”


By Richard F. Haines, Ph.D., 1985
(NICAP.org)

One of the cases Haines focuses on is the 24 March 1952 B-29 radar case.

The B-29 flew 60 miles west of Point Conception, California, when the UFO was painted on the radar screen.

The radar return (calculated to be moving at about 3,000 mph) was viewed by a U.S. Air Force B-29 navigator and a radar operator, according to Haines.










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

U.S. Government UFO Document:
“PROJECT 10073 RECORD CARD:
DATE: 24 Mar 52/LOCATION: 60 miles west
Point Conception, California”


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

Source: Fold3.com, Lindon, Utah

The UFO was registered by B-29 (U.S. Air Force) radar (source).

The case is listed as “UNIDENTIFIED.”


Wikipedia article: “Boeing B-29 Superfortress”:


Wikipedia article: “Point Conception”:


Related posts:

realtvufos.blogspot.com/search?q=1952














Boeing B-29 Superfortress
(wikimedia.org photo)

UFO News Article:
“ ‘Britain’s X-Files’ reveal a UFO was spotted floating above Skegness for seven hours but
RAF officials were told to IGNORE it”


27 June 2017
(Daily Mail, London, UK)

The Skegness, UK, UFO incident occurred on 5 October 1996.

The article contains an interview with Nick Pope.



















Satellite photo of Skegness, UK (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

Monday, 26 June 2017

U.S. Government UFO Document:
The Project Blue Book Cases List


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

Source: Fold3.com, Lindon, Utah

The list can be found on Pages 12-476.

https://www.fold3.com/image/9668019

















(ufocasebook.com image)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

UFO News Article:
“Britain's secret 'X-Files' dossier, containing details of 50 YEARS of UFO sightings across the country, has finally been released”


23 June 2017
(Daily Mail, London, UK)

The UK Ministry of Defence has now released its final batch of UFO files.

It is important to remember that the UK MoD announced in June 2013 – that the department had released all its UFO files.
















The badge of the UK Ministry of Defence Combined Services
(vector-images.com image)

UFO Case Reports:
“UFO CASEBOOK: 1952, Aug-Dec”


(NICAP.org)

Quote from the web page:
“This selection of ‘UFO CASEBOOK’ contains the Blue Book ‘Unknowns’ and will soon provide  the best links to these cases (where available). Appropriate additions to these and other Casebook files (*), in particular, those filed AFTER Blue Book closed down in December of 1969, will eventually be provided by reputable private researchers and official UFO organizations.

Francis Ridge
NICAP”


Related posts:

realtvufos.blogspot.com/search?q=1952


(NICAP.org image)

UFO Case Reports:
“UFO CASEBOOK: 1952, Jan-Jun”


(NICAP.org)

Quote from the web page:
“This selection of ‘UFO CASEBOOK’ contains the Blue Book ‘Unknowns’ and will soon provide  the best links to these cases (where available). Appropriate additions to these and other Casebook files ‘*’, in particular, those filed AFTER Blue Book closed down in December of 1969, will eventually be provided by reputable private researchers and official UFO organizations.

Francis Ridge
NICAP”


Related posts:

realtvufos.blogspot.com/search?q=1952


(NICAP.org image)

Friday, 23 June 2017

U.S. Government UFO Document:
“PROJECT 10073 RECORD CARD:
DATE: 25 August 52/LOCATION: Holloman AFB, New Mexico”


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

Source: Fold3.com, Lindon, Utah

Quote from the document:
“Silver in color. Round.”

The UFO was sighted by civilian supervisor Fred Lee and foreman L. A. Aquilar, according to NICAP.org:


The case is listed as “Unknown.”


Wikipedia article: “Holloman Air Force Base”:


Related posts:

realtvufos.blogspot.com/search?q=1952












Rocket Sled Track at Holloman AFB (text by Wikipedia)
(wikimedia.org(wikimedia.org photo)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Google Searches:
Focus On the Wire Services’
Involvement In the UFO Subject


(Search term: “Wire Service” “Flying Saucer”)

(“Wire Service” “Flying Saucers”)

(“Wire Services” “Flying Saucer”)

(“Wire Services” “Flying Saucers”)

(“Wire Service” “UFO”)

(“Wire Service” “UFOs”)

(“Wire Services” “UFO”)

(“Wire Services” “UFOs”)

Wikipedia article: “News agency”:


Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“A news agency (French: agence de presse) is an organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters. A news agency may also be referred to as a wire service, newswire, or news service.”

Wikipedia article: “List of wire services”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wire_services



















Reuters, Bonn, West Germany, 1988
(wikimedia.org photo)

UFO News Article:
“Book tells about Air Force & UFO incidents”


16 June 2017
(Minot Daily News, North Dakota)

The article reports on Captain David D. Schindele’s new UFO book, It Never Happened, Volume 1.

Scindele’s tour of duty at Minot Air Force Base lasted from July 1965 to May 1968, according to the article.

Wikipedia article: “Minot Air Force Base”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minot_Air_Force_Base


















Aerial view of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
(wikimedia.org photo)

Monday, 19 June 2017

UFO News Article:
“The R.A.A.F. Investigates Flying Saucers”


9 January 1954
(The West Australian, Perth, Australia)

The whole article:
“The R.A.A.F. today made its first official statement on flying saucers and revealed that it had been investigating saucer reports since 1947.

A spokesman said that in the past few years hundreds of reports had been received and all were treated confidentially.

Each report is investigated by a R.A.A.F. intelligence officer and 24 questions put to the person making the report are tabulated in a two-page ‘report of aerial object observed’ form.

The reports are not published to prevent people from making faked sightings and so that a true and accurate check can be made on similar observations.

Meanwhile, Melbourne’s spate of flying saucer reports continued today when two more were reported.

One man said he saw a shining circular object about 30 ft. in diameter giving out a red vapour as it passed over Malvern, a Melbourne suburb.

A woman late today said she saw what she thought at first was a large yellow star.

The ‘saucer’ stayed low in the sky and in the same position for some time.”

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/49610401

This issue of The West Australian contains another UFO article:
“ ‘Pinkish Light’ Observed At Bayswater”

The whole article:
“Four people sitting on the lawn of a Bayswater house about 11 o'clock last night saw what they think may have been a ‘flying saucer.’

At first they thought the object—‘a pinkish light moving quite fast’—was a falling star.

However, when it hovered for a few seconds and zig-zagged a little, they discounted this theory.

The object then faded out towards the sea in the Scarborough area after a few minutes.

As there was no noise, and the object was overhead at one time, the four people decided that it could not have been an aircraft.”


Wikipedia article: “Royal Australian Air Force”:














(wikimedia.org image)

UFO Case Directory:
“Category 11, SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
The Sandy Hook / T-33 Incident
Sept. 10, 1951
Sandy Hook, New Jersey”


(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:
Brad Sparks:
11:35-11:37 a.m. (EDT) USAF pilots Lt. Wilbert S. Rogers and Major Ezra S. Ballard flying in a T-33 at 20,000 ft from Dover AFB, Delaware, to Mitchel AFB, New York, on a NNE course at 450 mph saw a silvery metallic discus-shaped 30-50 ft object to their 11 o’clock position below their altitude viewed against the Sandy Point area and silhouetted against the ground. Rogers immediately turned left and descended to intercept the object which then banked, revealing its flat round profile, no appendages, no trail, and curved in more tightly on the turn than the T-33, covering an estimated 30-50 n. mi. in 2 minutes (about 1,000-1,500 mph), and seen projected against the ground near Red Bank and Freehold, New Jersey, as the T-33 descended to 17,000 ft, accelerated to 550 mph and covering about 120° of its 360° turn during the sighting. The object passed within about 8,000 ft distance of the T-33, descending from about 12,000 to 5,000 ft and headed at high speed out to sea near Pt. Pleasant at about 120° heading until disappearance.

Fran Ridge:
This case caused a major stir at the Pentagon. Radar case at Fort Monmouth preceded this incident. Before our our research efforts (T-33 pilot reports to the media) all we had was the GRUDGE Report and this final statement by Capt. Ruppelt: ‘The UFO that the student radar operator had assumed to be traveling at a terrific speed because he couldn’t lock on to it turned out to be a 400-mile-an-hour conventional airplane. He had just gotten fouled up on his procedures for putting the radar set on automatic tracking. The sighting by the two officers in the T-33 jet fell apart when Metscher showed how they’d seen a balloon.’ Brad Sparks analysis proves that the T-33 was NOT chasing a balloon. (See below).”

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

http://www.nicap.org/510910sandyhook_dir.htm

Related post:

realtvufos.blogspot.com/2017/06/ufo-news-article-pilots-chase-round.html








Aerial view of Sandy Hook, New Jersey (wikimedia.org)
(wikimedia.org photo)























Map of New Jersey (lib.utexas.edu)
(lib.utexas.edu image)

UFO News Article:
“PILOTS CHASE ROUND OBJECT”


12 September 1951
(Daily Examiner, Grafton, Australia)

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

The whole article:
“Two Air Force jet fighter pilots reported to-day they had chased a mysterious round flying object for 30 miles yesterday without being able to catch it.

They estimated the object was travelling about 900 miles an hour.

One pilot, Lt. Rogers said: ‘I don't know if it was a flying saucer, but it sure was something I’ve never seen before.’

He said they could not have caught it in an F86 Sabre jet, America’s fastest plane.

Lt. Rogers described the object as white or silver coloured and about the size of a fighter plane.

He said they lost sight of the object when it turned out to sea. They first sighted it over Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

The Air Force and Navy have announced that flying saucers previously reported have been weather balloons.

‘This could not have been a balloon because it was descending and no balloon goes that fast,’ Lt. Rogers said.

The two pilots reported the incident to Air Force officials at Mitchell Field. The officials refused to comment on it.”

The incident occurred on 10 September 1951, according to NICAP’s report (nicap.org) on the case.


I also reported on this case on 2 November 2010:

realtvufos.blogspot.com/2010/11/ufo-news-article-air-force-jet-pilot.html








Aerial view of Sandy Hook, New Jersey (wikimedia.org)
(wikimedia.org photo)

Sunday, 18 June 2017

UFO News Article:
“U.F.O. OVER LONDON AIRPORT”


7 March 1959
(The Canberra Times, ACT, Australia)

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

The whole article:
Britain’s Air Ministry yesterday (6 March 1959) recorded a mysterious yellow disc seen hovering over London as a UFO–‘unidentified flying object.’

At least four reliable witnesses saw the ‘object’ between 7.25 and 7.45 p.m.

An air traffic control officer studied it for several minutes through binoculars before checking with radar operators – but they found no image on their screens.

One eyewitness said last night it was like the reflection of searchlights on clouds. However, he added, there were no clouds.

The R.A.F. Fighter Command, which was asked to investigate, gave this official description: ‘Bright yellow light varying in intensity. It stayed in one position for about 20 minutes, then climbed away at high speed.’ ”

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/103093631


















Satellite photo of London, UK (tageo.com)
(tageo.com image)

Google Searches:
Focus On the Work of the
U.S. Air Force’s Base UFO Officers


During the Project Blue Book era, every U.S. Air Force base had a “Base UFO Officer.”

(Search term: “Base UFO Officer”)

(“Base” “UFO Officer”)













(wikimedia.org image)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

UFO Book:
“PROCEEDINGS OF THE
1976 CUFOS CONFERENCE”


(J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS), Chicago, Illinois)

The book consists of several UFO papers.

http://www.cufos.org/books/Proceedings_of_the_1976_CUFOS_Conference.pdf








(wikimedia.org image)