Saturday, 30 September 2017

UFO News Article:
“Canada’s best-documented UFO
sighting still intrigues, 50 years on”

21 September 2017
(CTV News, Toronto, Canada)

CTV News reports on the 4 October 1967 Shag Harbour, Canada, UFO incident.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017

UFO Journal Article:

U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. 1, No. 11, December-January 1960-1961

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

Source: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (

Quote from the article:
“The nationwide Air Force debunking campaign, launched in December to avoid Congressional hearings on UFOs, now has backfired severely on AF Headquarters and its official UFO spokesman, Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Tacker.

Col. Tacker’s chief aim, as he unguardedly admitted in a national broadcast on Dec. 5, is to discredit NICAP and its director. This officially-approved attack proves that NICAP is recognized as the biggest threat to UFO secrecy, because of the documented evidence confidentially given to Congress.”

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

UFO Journal Article:

U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. 1, No. 7, February-March 1959

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

Source: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (

Quote from the article:
“The Akron-Canton Satellite Tracking Group has reported an unidentified object which was following the Vanguard ‘weather’ satellite in its orbit of the earth. Members of the group emphasized that it could not be the rocket booster, which had been sighted earlier. They said they had no explanation for the strange object.”
Wikipedia article: “Project Vanguard”:

Wikipedia article: “Vanguard 1”:

Vanguard 1 with its six solar cells attached (text by Wikipedia)
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Monday, 25 September 2017

UFO News Article:
“ ‘Come clean on UFO cover-up’ ”

21 September 2017
(The Herald Sun, Melbourne, Australia)

Source:, 23 September 2017

Text by The UFO Chronicles:
“An American documentary maker has urged Australian authorities to lift the lid on one of the nation’s most baffling UFO reports.

James Fox said the sighting at a Melbourne school in 1966 remained one of the most riveting examples of UFO encounters anywhere in the world.

More than 200 people, mostly schoochildren, reported seeing an object hover over the school in an incident that many believe became the subject of an elaborate cover-up in 1966.”

One of the Westall High School (Clayton, Melbourne, Australia) UFO witnesses points to the spot where the UFO landed
(Bill Chalker photo)

Sunday, 24 September 2017

UFO Database:
“Category 4: Animal Effect Cases”

30 November 2012

Text by Francis Ridge:
“The NSID listing above is a comprehensive list with many links to case material. Incidents involving Distant Encounters (Cat 1), Close Encounters (Cat 2), E-M (Cat 3), Medical Effects (Cat5), Trace Cases (Cat 6), Entities (Cat 7), Photographic Cases (Cat 8), Radar (Cat 9), Radiation (Cat 10), or Sightings From Aircraft (Cat 11), are listed on their appropriate pages at Evidence by Categories. If you find an important case that is NOT listed, please email me at:

This page represents the work being done by Joan Woodward (Animal Reaction Specialist) and Jean Waskiewicz (NICAP's Computer Database Specialist) and is under construction.

Joan Woodward’s excellent report us linked below. This is summarized version from the original paper, Animal Reactions to UFOs: A Preliminary Investigation from the Animals’ Perspective, MUFON Special Publication, July 2005, 60 pp, published as a submitted paper in the 36th Annual International UFO Symposium, (2005) pp. 229-278.

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator”

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Friday, 22 September 2017

UFO News Article:
“Magazine Revives Controversy –
Flying Saucers Again”

3 April 1952
(Eugene Register-Guard, Oregon)

Quote from the article:
“The United States Air Force was reported by Life Magazine Thursday to be taking a new, serious interest in ‘flying saucers.’

‘The Air Force is now ready to concede that many saucer and fireball sightings still defy explanation,’ Life said in an 11-page articles entitled, ‘Have We Visitors From Space?’

IT SAID the Air Force now maintains constant intelligence investigation of unidentified aerial objects and ‘military aircraft are alerted to attempt interception.’ ”

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

UFO News Article:
“Flying Discs No Joke Now In Air Force”

16 April 1952
(Ottawa Journal, Canada)

Source:, 25 April 2015

Quote from the article:
“The Air Force, which once laughed off flying saucer reports as products of over-ripe imaginations, today ordered its intelligence experts to study the cases of several discs reported over North Bay in the past four months.

Four airmen stationed at the North Bay base told their superiors they saw flying discs float silently over the local air station and an RCAF statement said there was no reason to doubt the statements.

All of the men were described as veterans with several years experience identifying conventional aircraft.”

Wikipedia article: “Royal Canadian Air Force”:

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The badge of the Royal Canadian Air Force
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Satellite photo of North Bay, Canada (
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

UFO TV Talk Show:
“James Fox: Searching For The Truth
Of Extraterrestrial Life | Studio 10”

(Network TEN, Pyrmont, Australia)

Published on YouTube: 12 September 2017
Source: Studio 10 (YouTube channel)

Network TEN presents an interview with the UFO documentary filmmaker James Fox.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

UFO Article:
“Snippy The Horse: The Birth of a Meme”

By Christopher O’Brien, 13 September 2017
(Our Strange Planet (

The horse mutilation occurred near Alamosa, South Central Colorado (San Luis Valley) in early September 1967. 

The real name of the horse was Lady. 

Related posts:“Cow+Mutilations”

Satellite photo of Alamosa, Colorado (
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Map of Colorado 
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Monday, 18 September 2017

UFO Book Index:
“Index of /dox/Firestorm”


Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald’s Fight for UFO Science is written by the veteran UFO researcher Ann Druffel.

The book was published by Wild Flower Press (Columbus, North Carolina) in 2003.

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The late Dr. James Edward McDonald, U.S. Physicist &
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Sunday, 17 September 2017

UFO Lecture (Audio):
Dr. James Edward McDonald

Source: UFO Archives (YouTube channel)

Audio text:
“Dr. James E. McDonald addresses the AAAS Symposium in 1969. This is his famous, Science in Default presentation.”

Wikipedia article: “American Association for the Advancement of Science”:

The late Dr. James Edward McDonald, U.S. Physicist &
UFO Researcher ( photo)

Saturday, 16 September 2017

UFO Radio Interview:
Australian Radio Interview of
Dr. James Edward McDonald

Source: UFO Archives (YouTube channel)

Audio text:
“Dr. James E. McDonald comments regarding his tour on Australian radio.

NOTE: James E. McDonald’s Australia and New Zealand tour took place in June/July 1967.

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The late Dr. James Edward McDonald, U.S. Physicist &
UFO Researcher ( photo)

Friday, 15 September 2017

UFO News Article:
“Deputies Spot Flying Saucer Over County”

4 January 1952
(Register-Pajaronian, Watsonville, California)

Source:, 19 February 2016

Quote from the article:
“Flying saucers are with us again.

Watsonville police, Monterey county sheriff’s deputies and witnesses from here to Greenfield sighted a weird cigar-shaped object rushing through the sky about 5 a.m. Friday, throwing sparks as it made a leisurely 10 mile circle of the area.

First report of the saucer came at 5:10 a.m. when deputy sheriff’s in two cars sighted it over the city of Monterey.

Deputies Al Bolman and Jim Mattney were patrolling in one car and reported it first. A few minutes later Lieut. Thomas Martin and deputy Ed Atkinson, also in the area spotted it.

Watsonville police George Brautovich and Jesse Ojeda told officers who relieved them they saw ‘something like a ball of fire’ and watched it fade away.

‘At first we thought it was an airplane on fire,’ the deputies reported. ‘But it was throwing sparks and flame from both ends, cruising along apparently under control at about 1,000 feet.’ They estimated its speed at more than 700 miles per hour.

The craft swung in a wide arc over Monterey Bay and then headed for Fort Ord.

Military police were alerted at the fort, but personnel were unable to pick the saucer up on radar, they reported.

After leaving the Fort Ord area the saucer was seen cruising along the west side of the Gabilan range of mountains. At 5:24 a.m. Greenfield police reported that officers and citizens in that area had spotted the flying machine.

It was last seen shortly thereafter dropping below Johnson’s canyon east of Gonzales.

At the naval air station at Monterey, Lt. Comdr. Paul McGinnis said a telephone call from the Register-Pajaronian was ‘the first I’ve heard of the aircraft.’

Comdr. McGinnis said that ‘considering the large number of military airfields in the area it is very possible that a large jet plane was in the area.’

The defense command would not say whether any unscheduled aircraft were authorized to fly over the Monterey-Fort Ord area at that hour.”

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

U.S. Government UFO Document:
“UFOs and Related Subjects: An Annotated Bibliography, Lynn E. Catoe, Prepared by the Library of Congress, July 1969”

Request date: 9 November 2014
Released date: 12 November 2014
Posted date: 15 December 2014

Source of document:
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC-R)
ATTN: FOIA Requester Service Center
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 0944
Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-6218

Source:, U.S.A.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

UFO Report:
“The 1952 Sighting Wave: Radar-Visual Sightings
Establish UFOs As A Serious Mystery”

Created: 15 December 2005
Updated: 4 February 2017

Quote from the web page:
Fran Ridge:
This is a very comprehensive and qualitative effort. Without the help of Rebecca Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson, Brad Sparks, Jean Waskiewicz, Bill Schroeder and others, this could not have been done. (Items on the Chop clearance list are coded ‘CCL’). But none of this would be complete without the story behind the wave of 1952, as told by none other than Richard Hall.

On March 2, 1950, a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) meeting focused on establishing goals for a minimum air defense by 1952. The following month at a USAF Commanders Conference at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico,  planners familiarized commanders with the thinking behind the plan of minimum defense as well as with its contents. Referred to as the Blue Book Plan, it stipulated that a minimum air defense could be in place by mid-1952. It was estimated that July 1, 1952, as the critical date when the Soviets would pose a dangerous threat. General Charles Cabell expected the Soviets to have between 45 and 90 atom bombs and 70 to 135 Tu-4 bombers (copied B-29s) by that time. Was there a nuclear connection between this threat and the massive UFO sighting wave of 1952 and the events over Washington in July?

Richard Hall:
The summer 1952 UFO sighting wave was one of the largest of all time, and arguably the most significant of all time in terms of the credible reports and hardcore scientific data obtained. Electromagnetic (EM) effects and physical trace evidence were  more prominent in other waves, but 1952 (and 1953) featured recurring radar detection of UFOs, often from both ground and airborne radar, visual sightings by jet interceptor pilots sent up to pursue the mysterious objects, and cat-and-mouse chases in which the UFOs seemed to toy with the interceptors. Further, Air Force investigators who plotted the sightings noticed that they were concentrated around strategic military bases, and this clearly posed a threat to national security since their origin was unknown. Senior generals in the Air Force concluded that UFOs  were interplanetary in origin, and broadly hinted this belief in LIFE magazine for April 1952.”

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UFO Map: North America 1952
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Monday, 11 September 2017

UFO News Article:

22 May 1952
(Catholic Weekly, Sydney, Australia)

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

The whole article:
“A nun and an Italian army officer saw a ‘flying saucer’ in the sky over Asti, near Turin, according to a report published by the Vatican newspaper, ‘Osservatore Romano.’

The ‘saucer’ was described as being about the size of a car steering wheel. It was visible for a minute.”

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“Item 2.102: FOIA Request to the
U. S. National Reconnaissance Office”

23 March 2011
(Larry W. Bryant’s UFOview, Newport News, Virginia)

Wikipedia article: “National Reconnaissance Office”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a member of the United States Intelligence Community and an agency of the United States Department of Defense. NRO is considered, along with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), to be one of the ‘big five’ U.S. intelligence agencies.[2] The NRO is headquartered in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia,[3] 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Washington Dulles International Airport.

It designs, builds, and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the United States government, and provides satellite intelligence to several government agencies, particularly signals intelligence (SIGINT) to the NSA, imagery intelligence (IMINT) to the NGA, and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) to the DIA.[4]

The Director of the NRO reports to both the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense[5] and serves as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology). The NRO’s federal workforce consists primarily of Air Force, CIA, NGA, NSA, and Navy personnel.[6] A 1996 bipartisan commission report described the NRO as having by far the largest budget of any intelligence agency, and ‘virtually no federal workforce,’ accomplishing most of its work through ‘tens of thousands’ of defense contractor personnel.[7]”

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