Saturday, 2 February 2019

UFO Report:
“The 1971 UFO Chronology”

Released: 18 April 2013

Quote from the UFO report:
“This is an 8-page chronology of UFO incidents and events for 1971. Our thanks for these chronologies must go to our documentation team: Richard Hall (the original 1970 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)).

An apparent lull in sighting reports may be the result of the closing of Project Blue Book and the media coverage of this for several years, and may not reflect the actual situation. But this was the calm before the storm of 1973. We wish to caution readers/researchers as to the quality of some of the submittals for this chrono. After consulting the usual sources (NICAP files in particular) we ran a search on the internet to see if we had missed anything important, and in the process located some cases which we have listed as ‘unevaluated’ cases or sources. These are flagged as ‘unevaluated’ and, if anyone has any information that would upgrade these incidents to officially investigated or documented in some way, please let us know.

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

July 18-24, 1971; Quebec, Canada Blackouts
A succession of power failures occurred, coinciding with many observations of UFOs in the same localities, some of them even occurring over and near electric power stations of Hydro-Quebec....The city of Montreal and its surroundings were particularly stricken  by the blackouts which occurred twice in the same week. (Claude MacDuff, ‘Canadian Power Failures and UFO Sightings’; Flying Saucer Review Case Histories, Supp. No. 17. December 1973.)”

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