Tuesday, 7 November 2017

UFO Report:
“1957 Sighting Wave Chronology –
Close Encounters and Nuclear Connections”

Created: 5 February 2006, 
Updated: 18 June 2017 (as of 7 November 2017)

Quote from the report:
“2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the wave of 1957. This is an extensive report on an on-going project involving a number of people. I would not have been able to do this without the help of Rebecca Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson (archive case researcher), Jean Waskiewicz (NICAP Database), Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns),  Barry Greenwood (newspaper clippings), Mark Rodegher (‘UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference’ [441 Cases], Loren Gross (UFOS A History), and Joan Woodward (Animal Reaction Database).

A major sighting wave year, 1957 is best-known for the Levelland, Texas sightings which began on Nov. 2. However, the key cases are the IFF electronic signaling and radar-emitting UFO cases such as RB-47 (July 17) and several others within a week or two before and after, the radioactivity case at Montville, Ohio (Nov. 6) and the nuclear weapons storage area case at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (Nov 4), all cases of supreme scientific value. Prior to the wave flap, the Sept 20, 1957 radar tracking caused a White House and top intelligence alert. A very important year in UFOlogical history. Throughout this summary are posted key reports from the highly-acclaimed publication, ‘UFOs & Government.’ ”

NICAP.org also presents fourteen binders of newspaper clippings from 1957 on this web page!

I first reported about the UFO report on 8 July 2011.


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