Friday, 29 November 2019

Google Website Searches:
Focus On UFO News Articles From the Year 1950


A big thanks and kudos must go to Ancestry.com LLC and all the people who have done the newspaper article clipping job.

Website: Newspapers.com (owned by Ancestry.com LLC, Lehi, Utah):

(Search term: “Unidentified Flying Object” “1950”)

(“Unidentified Flying Objects” “1950”)

(“UFO” “1950”)

(“UFOs” “1950”)

(“Flying Object” “1950”)

(“Flying Objects” “1950”)

(“Flying Saucer” “1950”)

(“Flying Saucers” “1950”)

UFO news article:
“Air Guard Members Wary Of Identifying
Strange Object Over Key Field”

14 April 1950
(The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi)

Source: Newspapers.com

The whole article:
“Not that they were afraid of being criticized or disbelieved, but members of the 153rd Fighter Squadron Thursday would neither confirm nor deny the identity of flying object sighted at 8:25 Wednesday night [12 April 1950] over Key Field as a flying saucer. However, several pilots confirmed sighting an unidentified object ‘of extreme speed’ identified only by a white flickering light, not a normal aircraft light, as it raced south-southeastward.

The object ‘definitely out of propeller type aircraft classification’ due to its speed, was seen but 15 seconds during its flight near Key Field.

Several F-47 Air National Guard fighter planes were in the air and were radioed to proceed toward the southeast quadrant to get a view of the lighted but otherwise unidentified flying object. These planes were in the area within 30 seconds, but failed to sight the intruder the object was at an estimated 2,500 feet altitude. The light followed a straight course, bearing southward and slightly east on a horizontal plane, indicating it was a piloted or controlled object rather than a meteor.

‘It was definitely not propeller driven due to the speed,’ veteran pilots observed. ‘It could have been a jet plane but there were no regular red and green running lights and the flickering light streak was unexplained. Also jets generally fly at a much higher altitude.”

NOTE: Key Field was a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base, according to NICAP.org.


Wikimedia article: “Meridian Regional Airport” [Key Field]:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian_Regional_Airport

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
Meridian Regional Airport[1] (IATA: MEI[3], ICAO: KMEI, FAA LID: MEI) is a public use airport located at Key Field,[2] a joint use public/military airfield. It is located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) southwest of Meridian, a city in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, United States.[2] The airport is owned by the Meridian Airport Authority.[2] At 10,003 feet (3,049 m), Key Field is home to the longest public use runway in Mississippi.[4] It is mostly used for general aviation and military traffic, but is also served by one commercial airline with scheduled passenger service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

Air National Guard use

Key Field is home to the Mississippi Air National Guard's 186th Air Refueling Wing (186 ARW), at the Air National Guard enclave, Key Field Air National Guard Base. Operationally gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC), the 186 ARW operates a fleet of KC-135R Stratotanker aerial refueling and cargo aircraft.[4]

Key Field is also home to the Mississippi Army National Guard's 111th Army Aviation Support Facility, Company B. The 111th operates a fleet of CH-47 Chinook helicopters, a multipurpose transport/cargo helicopter capable of carrying 55 troops and gear or can also sling-load up to 25,000 pounds.[4]

Navy T-45 Goshawk aircraft from nearby NAS Meridian and Air Force T-6A, T-1A and T-38C aircraft from Columbus AFB also frequently practice approaches and other procedures over Key Field.

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) capabilities are provided by the Air National Guard. Due to their mission as an air refueling wing, the ANG ARFF assets provide the entire airport with firefighting capabilities that will rival any airport in the Southeastern United States.”























Aerial image of Meridian Regional Airport, Mississippi
(text by Wikipedia) (wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org image)














Satellite photo of Meridian, Mississippi (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Military Radar At Knoxville
Tracks Eleven Objects
October 12, 1950
Knoxville, Tennessee”


(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:
Bruce Maccabee:
October 12, 1950; Knoxville, Tennessee (BBU)
11:25 PM. A military radar unit at Knoxville Airport suddenly detected 11, ‘and possibly more,’ unidentified targets moving over the restricted flight zone at Oak Ridge. This time action was taken. At 11:30, the radar station commander scrambled an F-82 fighter. It was in the air nine minutes later. The fighter was vectored toward two targets and, according to the radar, closed with the targets, but the pilot saw nothing. Ground observations also failed to detect anything in the sky. No unusual objects were seen visually or on radar for the next two days. Then the ‘dam broke.’ On October 15, at 3:25 PM, three Oak Ridge security guards and a caretaker saw an exceedingly strange object. (See Oct 15 below)

Fran Ridge:
See actual FBI document below, cleaned up by Jean Waskiewicz. For a chronological list of events surrounding Oak Ridge in 1950, see Oak Ridge Page below.”

NICAP.org presents U.S. government (Project Blue Book, U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.


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“Y-12” Area at Oak RidgeTennessee
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Satellite photo of Oak RidgeTennessee (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

UFO Article (Blog) & Radio Interview:
“X-Zone Broadcast Network -
Colonel Charles Halt”


By Kevin D. Randle, 21 November 2019
(A Different Perspective, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Colonel Charles I. Halt talks about the December 1980 Rendlesham Forest, UK, UFO case.

The Rendlesham Forest, UK, UFO incidents occurred on
26 December (reported as 27 December by Charles I. Halt)
and 28 December 1980 (both early hours), according to an
article (rendlesham-forest-mod-article) by Nick Pope called
Rendlesham Forest - MoD Article.”
The twin bases of RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge were
joint Royal Air Force-U.S. Air Force bases at the time of the UFO incidents.


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Colonel Charles I. Halt, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
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Aerial view of RAF Bentwaters, UK
(whale.to photo)


Aerial view of RAF Woodbridge, UK
(controltowers.co.uk photo)














Map of RAF Bentwaters, RAF Woodbridge, UK, and the 
December 1980 UFO landing site (2.bp.blogspot.com image)

UFO Interview:
“YOUTUBE EXCLUSIVE -
Bob Bigelow talks to George Knapp about UFO’s -
Aug 2019 - Mystery Wire”


28 August 2019
(Mystery Wire (YouTube channel), KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada)

Video text:
“Bob Bigelow, Bigelow Aerospace and George Knapp talk about UFO’s and other topics in a YouTube Exclusive interview.”

The video was published on 22 November 2019.

My comment: A big thanks and kudos to Robert T. Bigelow for placing the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) website on Archive.org.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDjObsuz86A

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(Mystery Wire/youtube.com image)

Sunday, 24 November 2019

UFO Radio Interview:
“The Search for Unknown Aerial Phenomena
Off the West Coast, with Kevin Knuth”


13 November 2019
(UAlbany News Podcast, University at Albany, New York)

Kevin Knuth talks about the new Oregon-based non-profit group, UAP eXpeditions.

Knuth, a former NASA Ames research scientist and Associate Professor of Physics at University at Albany, State University of New York, is the leader of the UAP eXpeditions’ team of scientists.

‘The goal of the expedition is to give us some ground truth,’ Knuth told Motherboard. ‘We aim to try to observe these objects directly, and record them using multiple imaging modalities.’

UAP eXpeditions is headed by U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer (radar operator) Kevin M. Day. Day was aboard the USS Princeton during the November 2004 USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11 UFO incidents (occurred about a hundred miles south west of San Diego, California). Other team members include USS Princeton’s former Chief Master-at-Arms Sean Cahill and veteran UFO researcher Bruce Maccabee, according to several credible sources.

The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O’Carroll.













Kevin Knuth
(Kevin Knuth/youtube.com photo)

UFO News Article:
Article On UAP eXpeditions,
a Silicon Valley Startup Group


28 October 2019
(CIOReview, U.S.A.)

UAP eXpeditions is a new Oregon-based non-profit group. It is headed by U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer (radar operator) Kevin M. Day.

Day was aboard the USS Princeton during the November 2004 USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11 UFO incidents (occurred about a hundred miles south west of San Diego, California).

The leader of the UAP eXpeditions’ team of scientists is Kevin Knuth, a former NASA Ames research scientist and Associate Professor of Physics at University at Albany, State University of New York. Other team members include USS Princeton’s former Chief Master-at-Arms Sean Cahill and veteran UFO researcher Bruce Maccabee, according to several credible sources.

‘The goal of the expedition is to give us some ground truth,’ Knuth told Motherboard. ‘We aim to try to observe these objects directly, and record them using multiple imaging modalities.’
















(Podcast UFO/youtube.com image)

Google Website Searches:
Focus On UFO News Articles From the Year 1957


A big thanks and kudos must go to Ancestry.com LLC and all the people who have done the newspaper article clipping job.

Website: Newspapers.com (owned by Ancestry.com LLC, Lehi, Utah):

(Search term: “Unidentified Flying Object” “1957” -1967)

(“Unidentified Flying Objects” “1957” -1967)

(“UFO” “1957” -1967)

(“UFOs” “1957” -1967)

(“Flying Object” “1957” -1967)

(Flying Objects” “1957” -1967)

(“Flying Saucer” “1957” -1967)


UFO news article:
“ ‘Saucers’ Reported On Coast”

12 July 1957
(Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico)

Source: Newspapers.com

The whole article:
“A private investigative committee said Thursday that Civil Aeronautics Administration control tower operators have tracked four ‘flying saucers’ over California, operating at speeds up to 3600 miles an hour.

Eight members of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, including Rear Adm. Herbert B. Knowles, USN (ret.), certified they had seen the signed radar report.

Admiral Knowles criticized the veil of secrecy that surrounds unidentified flying objects (UFO). He declared: ‘There is a real need to break through the official Washington brush-off and get the truth to the people.’

New Members Named

The NICAP, a private organization, also announced the names of five new board members: Vice Adm. R. H. Hillenkoetter, USN (ret.), former director, Central Intelligence Agency; Lt. Gen. P. A. Del Valle, USMC (ret.); Maj. Dewey Fournet, former air force UFO investigator; J. B. Hartranft Jr., president of the 65,000-member Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn., and Dr. Marnus Bach, noted author and professor of religion, Iowa State University.

These and other new UFO developments were disclosed Thursday in the first issue of the ‘UFO investigator,’ the NICAP’s magazine report to members. Copies also were sent to all members of Congress.

Appeared in March

The radar report certified by the NICAP was made at an airport in the Los Angeles area. The first of the four UFO’s appeared on the tower radarscope shortly before midnight, the night of March 23 [1957].

The NICAP also proposed to Air Force Secretary James H. Douglas and eight-point plan of cooperation to end controversy and public confusion over flying saucers.”

























Map of California (lib.utexas.edu)
(lib.utexas.edu image)

Saturday, 23 November 2019

UFO Statistics:
“UFO Map: North America 1957”


By Larry Hatch
(*U* UFO DATABASE, U.S.A.)

Source: Internet Archive, San Francisco, California

The whole article:
“Out of 592 *U* listings for 1957 worldwide, 368 were in North America. 219 worldwide were in the single month of November.

UFO activity is centered around the height of the Taurids meteor shower. Some misidentifications are inevitable despite all efforts to filter noise like that out.

Active areas include the Southern California desert, Indiana, Northern New Jersey and Massachussetts [sic]. Some states seem entirely untouched by this wave.

Note Los Angeles, CA and Levelland, TX at the same latitude but 1000 miles apart. Seeming alignments run both Northeast and NNW from the El Paso - Fort Bliss area in Texas.”


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UFO Map: North America 1957 (archive.org/larryhatch.net)
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NCP Supplemental Web Page (E-Mail):
“Subject: USAF Strategic Air Command began
Ground Alert Operations on October 1, 1957”


(NICAP.org)

Quote from the web page:
“USAF Strategic Air Command began Ground Alert Operations on October 1, 1957, whereby it would maintain approximately one-third of its aircraft on ground alert, with weapons loaded and crews standing by for immediate take-off.

The beginings of the great UFO Wave of 1957 seemed to have started in October 1957 and continued through December 1957.

In the first week in November 1957, the predicted UFO wave began. As sightings occurred worldwide, the greatest number of sightings seemed to concentrate in the United States, Brazil, and Japan. In terms of numbers the UFO wave of 1957 produced more UFO sightings than any other UFO wave. At this unique period of time the CIA established ‘The Director of Central Intelligence Committee on Overhead Reconnaissance’. Years later this committee evolved into the very spooky National Reconnaissance Office. The NRO’s focus is planet earth.”

The e-mail was sent from Daniel Wilson to Francis L. Ridge on 
17 August 2005.


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UFO Map: North America 1957 (archive.org/larryhatch.net)
(text by larryhatch.net) (larryhatch.net/archive.org image)