Wednesday, 30 August 2017

UFO Journal Articles:
Focus On the Controversy Around
Edward J. Ruppelt’s Revised UFO Book


(National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, Washington, D.C.)

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

NICAP’s newsletter, U.F.O. Investigator, gives an in-depth look into the controversy around Ruppelt’s book.

Article No. 1: “CAPT. RUPPELT REVISING HIS UFO BOOK – 
Air Force Rumored to be Pressuring Former project chief” 
(by Major Donald E. Keyhoe, Director of NICAP) 
(U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. 1, No. 8, June 1959)


Article No. 2: “RUPPELT REVERSES STAND ON UFOs” 
(U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. 1, No. 9, March 1960)

http://cufos.org/UFOI_and_Selected_Documents/UFOI/009%20MAR%201960.pdf

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The late Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, U.S. Air Force,
Head of Project Blue Book (1952-1953)
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UFO Journal Article:
“UFO CHASE BY AF JETS REVEALED TO NICAP”


U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. 1, No. 8, June 1959
(National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, Washington, D.C.)

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

NICAP reports on a 1958 radar-visual UFO case.

The two UFOs were chased by two U.S. Air Force jets.

http://cufos.org/UFOI_and_Selected_Documents/UFOI/008%20JUNE%201959.pdf

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Google Website Searches:
Focus On UFO Incidents Involving
Radar Tracking of UFOs


Website: National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP.org), Temecula, California

(Search term: “Radar”)

(“Radars”)

UFO report:
“Radar Catalogue: A Review of Twenty One Ground and Airborne Radar UAP Contact Reports Generally Related to Aviation Safety for the Period October 15, 1948 to September 19, 1976”

By Martin Shough (UK), 2002

Source: National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP.org), Temecula, California


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Monday, 28 August 2017

Google Website Searches:
Focus On UFO Incidents Involving
Radar Tracking of UFOs


Website: Comisión de Estudio del Fenomeno OVNI Republica Argentina (CEFORA.com.ar), Victoria, Argentina:

(Search term: “Radar”)

Website: Visión OVNI (visionovni.com.ar), Victoria, Argentina:

(“Radar”)

(“Radares”)

(“Radars”)

Website: Portal Fenomenum (fenomenum.com.br), Brazil:

(“Radar”)

(“Radares”)

(“Radars”)

Website: Revista UFO (Brazilian UFO Magazine) (ufo.com.br), Campo Grande, Brazil:

(“Radar”)

(“Radares”)

(“Radars”)

UFO case report:
“CASO FEDERICO MACHAIN”
(“FEDERICO MACHAIN CASE”)

29 March 2009
(Comisión de Estudio del Fenomeno OVNI Republica Argentina (CEFORA.com.ar), Victoria, Argentina)

In June 1965, Lieutenant Federico Machain, Argentine Air Force, chased a UFO (in his NA airplane) over the Punta Indio Naval Air Base (Spanish: Base Aeronaval Punta Indio), Argentina.

The UFO was also recorded on radar.

http://www.cefora.com.ar/archivos/46

English translation (by Google Translate):


Wikipedia article: “Punta Indio Naval Air Base”:

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

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Satellite photo of Punta Indio Naval Air Base, Argentina 
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Google Website Searches:
Focus On UFO Incidents Involving
Radar Tracking of UFOs


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

(Search term: “Radar”)

(“Radars”)

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

(“Radar”)

(“Radars”)

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

(“Radar”)


(Radars”)














“Diagram of the UFOs tracked by Washington’s National 
Airport radar scope on 20 July 1952. At A, 7 objects approach
 the Nation’s capital from the south. At B, some are seen over
the White House and Capitol. At C, they appear over Andrews
Air Force Base. At D, one UFO tracks an airliner. At E, one is
seen to make a sharp right angle turn.” Source: UFOs – 
A Pictorial History From Antiquity to the Present, by David C. 
Knight. (McGraw Hill Book Co., 1979.) (rense.com image)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

UFO Article:
“The ‘Other’ Rendlesham Forest UFO Encounters”


By Nick Redfern, 9 June 2017
(Mysterious Universe, St. Leonards, Australia)


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Map of RAF Bentwaters, RAF Woodbridge, UK, and the 
December 1980 UFO landing site (2.bp.blogspot.com image)

Monday, 21 August 2017

UFO News Article:
“Air Force Pacts for Saucer Probe
But Can’t Wait To Discount UFOs”


18 October 1967
(The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, California)

Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside, California (http://cdnc.ucr.edu)

Quote from the article:
“To get back to Flying Saucers—Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), that is:

The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) knows what it thinks about them. A recent issue of the NORAD News Service, published in Colorado Springs, carried an article headlined somewhat this way:

UFOs NOT SAUCERS, NO THREAT Says NORAD

This might strike you as a bit presumptuous, considering that: 
—NORAD’s boss, the U.S. Air Force, last year contracted (for $313,000) with the University of Colorado to conduct a scientific investigation to find out just what the—just what in the world UFOs really are.

As far as the air defense command is concerned, the NORAD News Service reported, UFOs ‘have never been shown to be anything but natural atmospheric or astronomical phenomena or airborne objects —birds, insects, hardware—seen under unusual circumstances.’ ”


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Sunday, 20 August 2017

UFO News Article:
“One Out of Four In U.S. Believes ‘Saucers’ Real”


20 March 1950
(St. Petersburg Times, Florida)

Quote from the article:
“The Air Force wearily repeated its opinion yesterday–flying saucers are only figments of the imagination.

In Pittsburgh, Herb Morrison, a former lieutenant colonel in the Air Force and a pilot for 20 years, said,  ‘I didn’t believe in flying saucers until I saw them.’

Morrison said he saw five saucers one day while playing golf with six friends.

‘They were definitely not airplanes and two of them even appeared to be flying loose formation,’ he said.”













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Saturday, 19 August 2017

UFO News Article:
“Marine Pilots Spot Eerie Flying Object”


12 February 1953
(Greensboro Daily News, North Carolina)

Source: The UFO Chronicles

The glowing, disk-like object was sighted by four pilots stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina.

One of the pilots, Marine 1st Lieutenant Ed Balacco, saw the UFO near Edenton, North Carolina, while flying his F9F Panther jet.


Wikipedia article: “Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point”:

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


















Satellite photo of Edenton, North Carolina (tageo.com)
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Friday, 18 August 2017

U.S. Government UFO Document:
“SUBJECT: Air Space Violation at Oak Ridge,
Tennessee”


Date: 27 July 1953
(U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.)

Source: NICAP.org

The whole document:
“THRU: Commanding General
Third Army
Fort McPherson, Georgia
ATTN: AC of S. G2

TO: The Adjutant General
Washington 25 D.C.

1. Reference: Section VIII, paragraph 73b, AR 380-5.

2. The following report of unidentified objects by Norman H. Brown, Acting Chief, Review and Analysis Section, AEC, has been received from the Senior Instructor, USAR Instructor Group, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and is transmitted herewith in accordance with directive cited in paragraph 1, above:

‘At approximately 3:00 P.M. on July 19, 1953, an F-86 aircraft was observed flying over the Oak Ridge residential area, making circles at what appeared to the writer to be approximately 2,500 or 3,500 feet. The F-86 flew over the area in this manner for approximately ten or fifteen minutes. The writer, together with his wife, observed the aircraft through a pair of six power field glasses. After the aircraft flew in what appeared to be the direction of Knoxville, Tennessee, a black object moved out of a high white cloud, directly over the area the F-86 had been flying. This object began to travel, at a tremendous speed, in a large circle. This action on the part of the unknown object continued for at least five minutes. During the circle of this object, it appeared at times to be in the shape of a cigar and at other times round.’

‘This object was extremely black in color, having an appearance of a deep black metal exterior with a fine gloss. It did not leave a vapor trail or were there any lights of shine noticed. No sound was heard. The object flew east at a tremendous speed for what appeared to be approximately three miles where it stopped. The object was then joined by two more of these same objects. A formation similar to a spread ‘V’ was formed and the objects, at a tremendous speed flew in an eastward direction.’

3. Further information will be reported as received.

FOR THE CHIEF:
Captain, ASC Asst. Adjutant”


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Satellite photo of Oak Ridge, Tennessee (tageo.com)
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Thursday, 17 August 2017

UFO Case Directory:
“Black Objects Maneuver Over Area nr F-86
July 19, 1953
Oak Ridge, Tennessee”


(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:
Fran Ridge:
July 19, 1953; Oak Ridge, Tennessee
At approximately 3:00 P.M., an F-86 aircraft was observed flying over the Oak Ridge residential area, making circles at what appeared to be approximately 2,500 or 3,500 feet. The F-86 flew over the area in this manner for approximately ten or fifteen minutes. The witness, together with his wife, observed the aircraft through a pair of six power field glasses. After the aircraft flew in what appeared to be the direction of Knoxville, Tennessee, a black object moved out of a high white cloud, directly over the area the F-86 had been flying. This object began to travel, at a tremendous speed, in a large circle. This action on the part of the unknown object continued for at least five minutes. During the circle of this object, it appeared at times to be in the shape of a cigar and at other times round. (Not listed in neither the BB Unknowns nor the updated catalog by Brad Sparks, this incident was mentioned in the MUFON UFO Journal, Issue No. 205.  An Army document was located and is presented by the link below with a transcript.)”

NICAP.org presents a U.S. government (U.S. Army) document that pertains to the case.


Wikipedia article: “Oak Ridge, Tennessee”:


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“Y-12” Area at Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“Holland, MI Radar-Visual UFO Case, part two.”


By Dr. Michael D. Swords, 26 April 2012
(The Big Study)

Quote from the article:
“In part two of this legendary saga, I'm going to try to sketch out how CUFOS and I got involved with the case. That involvement ultimately led to the publication of our findings in the article in the International UFO Reporter above. Those findings encompassed only a small, albeit vital, portion of the case, as other investigators allegedly were getting the mass of the on-the-ground fieldwork data. As said in part one, it turns out that those ‘other’ researchers were either NOT getting the fieldwork data or that data was never utilized and promulgated to the rest of us. We didn't know that at the time, of course.

CUFOS got word of this explosion of UFOs over Western Michigan at about the same time that everyone else did, but CUFOS was by that time in its history no longer an organization which did onsite fieldwork except in very special circumstances. Still, CUFOS Director, Mark Rodeghier, decided that this one sounded like we should at least we should dip our toe in the water. He knew that I was not a field researcher, but that I had a friend, an old NICAP member, who used to do that. So that's who he called. My friend began looking into this.

It was instantly obvious that a chaotic circus had immediately commenced. Witnesses, other than the Graves family, were being assaulted in paparazzi fashion and being turned off everywhere. The 911 operator told my friend that he knew of a few witnesses who had seen quite a bit, but who had told him that under no circumstances was he to let out their names. One guy was an ex-USAF colonel who lived south along the coast and who would have been a superior addition to the story. But no way.

The NOAA station manager had told everyone flat that there would be no interviewing any station personnel especially the night operator who took the 911 call. They wanted none of the grief. My friend made contact not only with them [briefly] but went on to talk with NOAA HQ in Washington DC. He made a good impression. Ultimately they called him back and said that he could have the only interview with the staff, BUT he would have to bring that WMU science professor with him when he came [he'd played my ‘PhD card’ to them over the phone]. So I was stuck with a field investigation if we wanted access.”






















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Map of South West Michigan (michigan.org)
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UFO Article (Blog):
“Holland MI Radar-Visual UFO Case,
March 8, 1994, part one:”


By Dr. Michael D. Swords, 24 April 2012
(The Big Study)

Quote from the article:
“This entry if it ever sees the light of e-space is supposed to be about the Holland, MI radar case. That case is the only true UFO case of which I ever participated in an investigation. It surprised me when I searched this blog and found that I apparently never told the story. So, here goes.

The newspaper article at the top is one of probably hundreds which reported these events, and as you veterans know, it made international news due to the involvement of the Muskegon MI NOAA radar station which watched odd things on their scope in real time, all the while being recorded by the 911 operator in Ottawa County.

The map at the left [at least I hope that it ends up somewhere in the vicinity] shows the approximate locations of the NOAA radar station [at ‘A’], the most famous of the observations [by the Graves family, at the pink dewdrop], and several of the other reported sightings, marked with yellow circles, all of which were reported as happening at or VERY near 9:30pm. Rather astonishing. And I believe a little known fact about this case. It was as if Western Michigan ‘lit up’ with UFOs at the same time.”


I also reported about this article on 26 April 2012.

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Aerial view of Holland, Michigan
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Monday, 14 August 2017

UFO News Article:
“1994 Ottawa County UFO
sightings remain unexplained”


21 July 2015
(Grand Haven Tribune, Michigan)

The article reports on the March 1994 South West Michigan UFO flap.

The March 1994 (most of the UFO sightings were made on
8 March) South West Michigan UFO sightings (involved 300
witnesses) were made from Grand Rapids to the Lake Michigan
shoreline between Muskegon and South Haven.

National Weather Service radar registered the UFO activity.


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Map of South West Michigan (michigan.org)
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