Tuesday, 11 December 2018

UFO Report:
“The 1972 UFO Chronology”

Created: 15 March 2007
Updated: 5 April 2012

Quote from the UFO report:
“This is a 7-page chronology of UFO incidents and events for 1972. I had taken a job transfer in 1971 which took me away from my NICAP subcommittee team at Vincennes, Indiana, and was now in contact with Walt Andrus working as a State Section Director for MUFON at Hillsboro, Illinois. By now the Air Force UFO project Blue Book had been closed down for two years, but rumors shown to be true indicate they were still collecting reports (those which could affect national security) under a different system (see Bolender memo), one that had been in place long before the official closing. The effect of the media hype, which was the planned result of the Air Force officially ducking out of the UFO business, may have taken a toll on reporting by civilian sources. But this printout shows something was still going on. One of the most impressive incidents I was directly involved in was one by my younger brother who was somewhat of a skeptic at the time. (See October 9).

Our thanks for all these chronologies must go to our documentation team: Richard Hall (the original 1972 chronology from UFOE II), William Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson (archive researcher), Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns), and Jean Waskiewicz (online NICAP DBase [NSID]).
Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

March 8, 1972; Muskegon, MI
A large number of witnesses, including police officers, FAA officials, U.S. Coast Guard personnel and numerous other Muskegon citizens observed a brightly colored UFO around 9:15 P.M., in the sky above this Michigan township. The object, according to most witnesses, appeared to give off a bright yellowish-white light and it traveled slowly across the sky. Witnesses stated the object seemed to stop and slowly change colors at various times during the period of observation The Coast Guard, which indicated many of its own personnel had witnessed the UFO, also indicated that channel 16, a UHF band used by Coast Guard, was filled with a strong code signal that could not be deciphered. Government officials later said that an investigation would be conducted and that they were under orders not to comment on the case until it was completed. The Air Force was contacted by the Michigan States Police at the time of the sighting. (Reference: UFO INVESTIGATOR, May 1972, page 3)”

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Satellite photo of Muskegon, Michigan (tageo.com)
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UFO News Article:
“George Airmen Sight a Bright Orange Object”

20 June 1972
(The Sun, San Bernardino, California)

Sources: UFO Research Committee, Seattle, Washington and AFU.se

The whole article:
“Two airmen verified each otehr’s [sic] report yesterday (19 June 1972) of seeing a ‘bright orange object’ about 1 a.m. that seemed to be 375 feet in diameter as it sank behind a building southwest of their security-police beat at the base.

The airmen, Gary Corley and Randolph Wogoman, said the UFO (unidentified flying object) sighting apparently went unobserved by anyone else. They reported it to the air police, and to the Victorville Sheriff’s Office and Adelanto Police Department.

No evidence was found of the object having landed, it was reported by the base information office.”

George Air Force Base was located within the city limits, 13 kilometres (8 miles) north west of central Victorville, California.

Wikipedia article: “George Air Force Base”:

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USGS digital orthophoto of George Air Force Base in California (text by Wikipedia) (wikimedia.org(wikimedia.org photo)