Friday, 16 November 2018

UFO Case Directory
“CIRVIS Report / V-Formation Seen By Pilot
April 14, 1952
La Crosse, Wisconsin”


The whole UFO case report:
Fran Ridge:
Originally listed as Las Cruces, this is actually La Crosse, Wisconsin. I took the liberty of correcting this on Brad’s BB listing.

Brad Sparks:
April 14, 1952; La Crosse, Wisconsin (BBU)
12:35 p.m. CIRVIS Report. Unidentified CAL (Central Air Lines) pilot saw several light colored objects fly in V-formation. (Berliner) Objects sighted from ground, tremendous speed.”

No radar return of the unknown object was registered. And no EMI was registered. presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.

Project Blue Book listed the case as “UNIDENTIFIED.”

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UFO Audio:
Republic of Ireland Air Traffic Control Recording:
The 9 November 2018 Airliners
UFO Incident Over Ireland

Source: Dublin Aviation (YouTube channel)

At least three airline pilots reported sighting UFOs over or off the south western coast of Ireland on 9 November 2018, at approximately 6:47 a.m.

It is possible that the unknown objects could have been debris from a meteor – but both the British Airways Boeing 787 pilot and the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 pilot reported that the objects veered from their path. In addition – the Virgin Atlantic pilot said that the objects climbed away. Again, debris from a meteor neither veers from its path nor climbs away after descending.

Video text:
“Air traffic control audio of a sighting of a very bright object travelling rapidly across the sky above Ireland has emerged. Numerous pilots in the airspace notified Shannon ATC about the mysterious object. The Irish Aviation Authority said they are investigating the incident.

Credit to for the audio.”

Quote from the audio (text):
“BAW94: Just two came up on our left hand side and then rapidly veer to the north … we saw a bright light and then it disappeared at a very high speed.

VIR76X: Virgin 76 I saw two bright lights, 11 o’clock, seem to bank over to the right and then climb away at speed at least from our perspective.

VIR76X: A meteor OR another object making some kind of re-entry. Appears to be multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory … very bright from where we were.

SNN ATC: OK, just so you know that other aircraft in the air have also reported the same thing, so we’re going to have a look and see.”

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

UFO News Article:
“Listen As Multiple Airline Pilots Report Very High-Speed Unidentified Objects Over Ireland (Updated)”

12 November 2018
(The Drive, U.S.A.)

At least three airline pilots reported sighting UFOs over or off the south western coast of Ireland on 9 November 2018, at approximately 6:47 a.m., according to the article.

A British Airways Boeing 787 (callsign: Speedbird 94) pilot recounted that the unknown object emitted a very bright light. The UFO had flown along the left side of the 787 before veering to the north.

The pilot of a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 (callsign: Virgin 76) reported that two very bright objects went from 11 o’clock off the airplane’s nose before climbing away at high speed.

A Norwegian Air Boeing 737 pilot also was involved in the discussion.

Shortly after the UFO incidents had occurred, “experts” were already talking about probable debris from a meteor. Some “experts,” just like UFO debunkers, never take the time (or wish) to look at the evidence.

It is possible that the unknown objects could have been debris from a meteor – but debris from a meteor neither veers from its path nor climbs away after descending.

This is an interesting UFO case – because NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 (25 October-23 November) is underway in Norway. Throughout the years – UFOs have been seen many times during large military exercises. It is only a relative short distance from Southern Ireland to the area where the Exercise takes place. Please note that this is only speculation on my part. To my knowledge, no UFO incident has occurred in Norway during Exercise Trident Juncture 2018.

Wikipedia article: “Exercise Trident Juncture 2018”:

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

UFO Report:
“The 1978 UFO Chronology”

Created: 15 September 2007
Updated: 21 February 2017

Quote from the UFO report:
“This is currently a 23-page chronology of UFO incidents and events for 1978. Our thanks for these chronologies must go to Richard Hall (the original 1978 chronology from UFOE II), Dan Wilson (archive researcher), and Jean Waskiewicz (online NICAP DBase [NSID]. You will note the many foreign reports that we are now being able to access. Our special thanks to Dan Wilson for getting those to us. As more come in, this page will be updated. Previous chronologies (1947 to 1969) involved the expertise of two other team members: William Wise (Project Blue Book Archive) and Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns).

The latest entries are provided by A-Team member Mike Swords.
Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator”

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UFO Case Report:
“On This Day: August 8”

(, Drums, Pennsylvania)

The whole UFO case report:
1978 - At 9:40 p.m. in Belton, Missouri several military personnel witnessed the flyover of a UFO that was tracked on radar. The encounter lasted 45 minutes. A cattle mutilation had been discovered earlier that day in Elsberry, Missouri. (Sources: (1) Allan Hendry, International UFO Reporter, September 1978, p. 3; UNICAT database, case 145; (2) Elsberry Democrat, August 10, 1978).”

The UFO incident occurred east of Richards-Gebaur Air Reserve Station, according to the International UFO Reporter (

On This Day is hosted by The web page is run by Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D., a U.S. industrial/organisational psychologist, test developer and UFO researcher.

Wikipedia article: “Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport”:

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

UFO News Articles:
Focus On the April-June 1978 St. Charles County/
Lincoln County, Missouri, UFO Incidents and Cattle Mutilations

Sources: U.F.O. Newsclipping Service, Plumerville, Arkansas and

Many of the UFO incidents and cattle mutilations occurred in the Elsberry area.

Links UFO Sightings To Cattle Mutilations

20 June 1978
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri)

Quote from the article (Page 18):
“Recent incidents of cattle mutilation and reported sightings of UFOs have left Elsberry residents mystified and a little jittery.

Sam Mayes and Henry Hagemeier, two Elsberry farmers, found cattle mutilated in fields on their farms Saturday. The incident is the fourth in the area within the last two months.

Police Chief John Livengood said he believes the mutilation is related to a reported UFO sighting in the area last weekend.

Water Superintendent Manford Hammond said he spotted a large bright object ‘shaped like two saucers placed upside down on each other’ hovering above a wooded area southeast of town about 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

‘It was like something right out of a Buck Rogers comic strip,’ Hammond said. ‘It wasn’t an airplane, and it wasn’t a balloon; it wasn’t like anything I’d ever seen.’

Hammond reported the incident to police, and by Monday afternoon, Livengood  said, about a half dozen other residents had reported similar sightings.

‘I think the mutilations and the sightings are too much of a coincidence not to be related,’ Livengood said.

One farmer, who found a mutilated heifer June 8, reported seeing lights in the sky near his property June 10, 11 and 12, Livengood said.

Livengood said he had contacted UFO researchers in Chicago and St. Louis to act as consultants in the police investigation of both incidents. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department also is conducting an investigation.

Livengood said similar incidents involving mutilation and UFO sightings occurred three years ago in Foley, Mo., about six miles south of Elsberry.

Livengood said he saw a UFO at that time.

Mrs. Hagemeier said there were no tracks in or out of the field where the slain cattle were found. She said a grassy area surrounding the carcasses ‘had been beaten down in a perfect circle.’

No cause of death had been determined for the mutilated carcasses, which were all found within a four- to six-mile radius of each other, spokesmen said.”


Cattle mutilations, flying lights puzzle Missouri town

21 June 1978
(St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Missouri)

Quote from the article (Page 19):
“The mysterious mutilations of five head of cattle on four farms since April 26 and reports of strange lights have residents of this farming town (Elsberry, Missouri) about 50 miles northwest of St. Louis perplexed and frightened.

FARMERS AND LOCAL authorities aren’t certain about the first two possibilities but not all believe the ‘clean, surgical-type cuts’ found on all of the animals was the work of scavengers.

No blood was found and no tracks, either human or animal, were evident. Farmers interviewed said they have never seen anything like it.

ONE CURIOSITY THAT is baffling authorities are tree limbs taken from the site where the cow and calf were found. The limbs are covered with hundreds of dead flies stuck or frozen in some manner to the branches.

Since the first mutilated cow was found April 26 on the farm of John Mayes, about one mile west of Elsberry, some residents of the town claim they have seen strange orange balls of light and other moving lights in the sky which alternate in color from blinking red to green to orange.

Forrest Gladney, a cattle farmer living 12 miles southwest of Elsberry, found a 200-pound calf mutilated in a pasture about one-eight of a mile behind his farmhouse June 8.

AGAIN THERE WERE no signs of blood, and buzzards and other scavengers didn’t come near the carcass and the body ‘was still limber,’ the farmer noted.

Gladney, his wife Hazel, and 4-year-old daughter Judy witnessed the appearance of strange lights about 9 p.m. Friday night ‘that were not helicopters or airplanes,’ the farmer said.

‘The wife and girl saw them first. A big orange light came from the north and went around to the south. Then there were two other blinking lights that changed in color from red to green and orange. They sat still for a while and then circled around before they sped off faster then a jet. There was no sound,’ Gladney said.”


Police Draw No Conclusions In Cattle Mutilation Inquiry

24 June 1978
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri)

Quote from the article (Page 17):
St. Charles County sheriff’s deputies say they will keep an open mind in investigating what is reported to be the fifth incident of cattle mutilation in the western part of the county in two months.

Elsberry police and some residents have linked the mutilations with reported UFO sightings in the area.

He (Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Runyon) said he could find no evidence that vultures or other animals had been feeding on the carcass.”


Elsberry residents looking to the skies for answer to cattle mutilation mystery

24-25 June 1978
(St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Missouri)

Quote from the article (Page 20):
“Miss (Ruth Ann) Lilley (Elsberrry resident) said her German shepherd, ‘Sergeant,’ has been acting strangely for the last two months, barking in the middle of the night ‘for no reason.’

‘I can’t get him to shut up, and he’s not a barking dog,’ she said.

RAY BURCHETTE said, ‘I’ve been around here since 1935 and I’ve never heard of anything like it. Some of the people are scared.’

Elsberry Police Chief John Livengood said he has received nearly a dozen reports of UFO sightings since last Sunday night.

The most recent was Tuesday night, when Margaret Watts, the editor of the Elsberry Democrat, said she and four other persons spotted ‘an orange light about the size of a volleyball’ hovering west of town about 10:30 p.m.

FOR THE LAST 70 or 80 years there have been reports of cattle mutilations throughout the country, but in recent years the reports have increased.”

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Saturday, 10 November 2018

UFO News Article:
“Mutilations – what’s the answer? -
Predators …or UFOs?”

2 November 1980
(The Greeley Daily Tribune, Colorado)

Sources: U.F.O. Newsclipping Service, Plumerville, Arkansas and

Quote from the article (Page 19):
“The call comes into the sheriff’s office shortly after 8 a.m. on a bright, sunny, summer morning. The caller is a rancher from a remote part of the county. He tells the sheriff or a member of the investigations department of the sheriff’s office that he has just found a cow in a pasture a mile or so away from the home headquarters of the ranch.

The cow has been mutilated.

That scene has been repeated thousands of times over the past five to six years in at least 40 states and foreign countries, according to David Perkins, director of Animal Mutilations Probe, based in Farisita, about 20 miles northwest of Walsenburg in south-central Colorado.

Perkins is one of a handful of private investigators who has devoted countless hours in the investigation of the mysterious circumstances surrounding mutilations. County sheriffs in most States west of the Mississippi River have put in several hundred hours probing the incidets, which usually involve a cow with part or all of the senses organs, i.e., an eye, the tongue, and an ear, as well as the reproductive organs, missing.

Usually, there is no sign of struggle, the body will be void of blood and there will be no blood where the animals have been cut. And there are no tracks around the animal, other than its own.

Predators often don’t touch the carcass of the animal, and, in some cases, the carcass seems to decompose much faster than what is normal.

Evidence is scarce.

One outcome of the New Mexico conference (a three-day convention in Albuquerque in April 1979) was a $50,000 government grant to study mutilations. A retired FBI investigator spent not quite a year investigating and determined that animals died of natural causes. Predators were deemed responsible for the disfigurations on the carcasses.

Perkins and (Tom) Adams disputed the conclusion, suggesting instead that unidentified flying objects are involved.

Adams has compiled a catalog of some 200 mutilation incidents that involved flying objects. Some sightings on Adams’ list occurred in northern Colorado in 1975.

On the night of Aug. 21, 1975, officers from the Logan County Sheriff’s Department spent more than five hours chasing unidentified aircraft. The chase began when a helicopter sighting was reported at about 10 p.m. near Stoneham, in extreme eastern Weld.

During the next five hours reports of similar sightings ranged from north of New Raymer, to Merino, Peetz, and Kimball and Bushnell, Neb. The sightings finally died out early the morning of Aug. 22 near Carpenter, Wyo.

On Aug. 25, 1975, more ‘helicopter’ sightings were reported and a mutilated yearling heifer was discovered in Adams County.

On Sept. 3, 1975, the Weld Sheriff’s Department received a report of helicopter sightings northeast of Cornish and when officers responded, at least five distinctive aircraft were sighted, with at least two believed to be helicopters.

At approximately the same time, a New Raymer rancher reported seeing a helicopter land in an arroyo on his ranch. The craft was later seen taking off and leaving the area, flying in a northwest direction.

The next morning, Sept. 4, 1975, a mutilated heifer was discovered near Briggsdale, just north of Cornish.”

The article also reports on the animal mutilation investigation work of Dr. Henry Montheith, engineering physicist at Sandia Labs, a government research area in New Mexico. Montheith revealed that Soviet scientists had queried him about his animal mutilation investigations.

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Friday, 9 November 2018

UFO Case Directory
“Huge Metallic Disc Paces B-25
Jan. 1, 1955
Nr. Cochise, New Mexico”


The whole UFO case report:
Fran Ridge:
Not  very many documents but this is a very interesting case, even listed as an Unknown by the Air Force. This is a flying saucer report and the incident occurred over New Mexico.

Brad Sparks:
Jan, 1, 1955; 30 miles E [W?] of Cochise, New Mexico (BBU 3382)
6:44 a.m. MST. Instructor [Capt. D. F. Ritzdorf ?] and student pilot [F. W. Miller?] flying USAF B-25 bomber/trainer saw a metallic disc, shaped like two pie pans face-to-face, 120-130 ft diameter, pace the B-25, showing both its edge and its face. Only item in case file was summary form. [See Feb. 1, 1955, incident.] (Berliner; cf. NARCAP)”

The UFO incident lasted 5-7 minutes.

No radar return of the unknown object was registered. And no EMI was registered. presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

UFO Article:
“UFOs & NATO: The Mainbrace Affair”

By Nick Redfern, 22 April 2014
(Mysterious Universe, St. Leonards, Australia)

Several UFO incidents were witnessed during the 1952 NATO military exercise, “Exercise Mainbrace” (also called “Operation Mainbrace” by the U.S. DoD).

The locations of the military exercise were the North Atlantic Ocean, GIUK Gap, Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, North Sea, Jutland Peninsula and Baltic Sea, according to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia article: “Exercise Mainbrace”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
Exercise Mainbrace was the first large-scale naval exercise undertaken by the newly established Allied Command Atlantic (ACLANT), one of the two principal military commands of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It was part of a series of NATO exercises jointly commanded by Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, USN, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Matthew B. Ridgeway, U.S. Army, during the Fall of 1952 (14-25 September).”

NOTE: The official name of the 1952 NATO military exercise was “Exercise Mainbrace” ( The U.S. Department of Defense uses both “Exercise Mainbrace” and “Operation Mainbrace” ( (

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Pay of the Northern Flank of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (text by Wikipedia) 
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