Thursday, 7 March 2019

UFO Report:
“The 1982 UFO Chronology”

Created: 15 January 2008
Updated: 9 December 2016

Quote from the UFO report:
“This is the currently chronology of UFO incidents and events for 1982. Our thanks for these chronologies must go to Richard Hall (the original 1982 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: Rebecca Wise (Project Blue Book Archive) and Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns).

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

April 29, 1982; near Plattsburgh Air Force Base, NY
11:40 PM. A woman named Mary E. Boule saw a silent dome-shaped object near Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The object had a turquoise blue light on top and portholes. It flew low at 400-500 feet altitude, and definitely entered the air base’s restricted air space. (Source: CUFOS files, letter from witness).

Nov. 27, 1982; Palatine, IL
5:00 AM. In the suburbs of Cook County, there was a vehicle encounter between three police officers and a domed disc-shaped object 30 feet in diameter, which emitted a light beam toward the ground. It began when a luminous object with brilliant illumination brightly illuminated a police patrol car, then changed direction when pursued. The white domed disc was later seen to the east, with a light beam extended toward the ground, as it descended behind the tree line. The entire episode lasted about three minutes. (Sources: Mark Rodeghier, International UFO Reporter, March 1983, p. 10; Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, pp. 188 & 315).

Dec. 31, 1982; Kent Cliffs, NY
11:54 PM. In the lower Hudson River Valley a police officer and his wife spotted a delta-shaped UFO making a faint, low frequency hum. The colored lights on the object switched off and three bright white lights lit up the ground. He was able to shoot some movie film of the UFO, but the images are of low quality. (Source: J. Allen Hynek & Phil Imbrogno, Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, p. 6).

Late 1982-early 1983: New York State and Connecticut
‘Night Siege’ boomerangs, continuing for a long period of time (section VIII).”

Kent Cliffs, New York, can be found at these coordinates (Google Earth):
41°27'25.30"N 73°45'13.92"W.

Kent Cliffs is located 4 miles (7 kilometres) north west of Carmel, New York.

Wikipedia article: “Plattsburgh Air Force Base”:

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UFO News Article:
“In Elbert County –
‘Close Encounters’ encountered by couple”

Vol. 90, No. 144, 11 June 1982
(Douglas County News-Press, Castle Rock, Colorado)


The whole article:
“ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ may have been an exciting film to view – but unexplained phenomena in the night sky can be rather frightening. Just ask Elizabeth area residents Mike and Sue Hopkins, who were witnesses to an unexplained event May 27 (1982).

The couple was traveling down County Road-5, near the LeRoy Evans ranch, when they suddenly viewed a brightly lit object hovering approximately 20 feet off the ground.

‘It was unexplainable,’ Sue reported, ‘a UFO, I’d say. There was no other description for it.’

Sue described the object as having ‘three big white lights, two straight across from each other, but wide across and another up high.’

‘On the bottom there was a row of lights: red, yellow, red, then two bright white ones – I mean really, really bright,’ she continued.

Sue said the object ‘sounded like a jet, but it was really, really low – no more than 20 feet above the ground.’

‘My husband stopped the car. I asked him why he stopped and he said, ‘Because it’s coming right toward us.’ ’

‘The lights were incredibly bright,’ Mike confirmed. ‘It was pitch dark and I said, ‘What the heck is that?’ We stopped and watched, then it banked. It sounded like a jet motor, but only when you got up close. When it crossed over real close to us, it sounded like a jet, but it was going incredibly slowly. Where I was, where it turned, was only about 300 yards and by that time that thing was going too fast to be any airplane I know of. I don’t see how it could’ve been a plane. It was low, just clearing the tops of the trees.

‘A helicopter makes a lot of noise when it banks and out here on a quiet night sound travels forever. A jet or helicopter would have been very distinct. There was no sound until it started banking,’ he explained.

The couple received a further surprise when they arrived home, there were pictures ‘all over the place the kids had drawn on napkins’ of an unusual object – bright lights and all – which had flown over the house.

‘The kids were a little nervous. They said it passed over close to the house four time [sic], headed east and turned. My son said it was so close when it crossed over the house, he could have thrown rocks at it. When they went to the back door and ponted [sic] out where it turned, I said, ‘That’s where we saw it.’ If I didn’t know better I’d say it turned almost deliberately, banked,’ Mike added.

‘We had just seen this thing – it was a UFO, there’s nothing else to it. The kids wre [sic] home, we just stepped in the door and the kids were scared to death,’ Sue continued.

‘Jeff, the youngest was kind of upset,’ Mike agreed. ‘He kept telling us to carry in all the dirt you can – remember the movie? I knew I’d seen something, the kids just backed up that I’d seen something.’”

The article contains a drawing of the UFO (drawn by Brian Hopkins, 13).

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UFO News Article:

24 December 2017
(Newsweek, New York City, New York)

The article reports on the U.S. Department of Defense’s UFO programme, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) (ran from 2007 to 2012).

The programme was run by Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring. Elizondo is now the Director of Global Security & Special Programs for the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science.

After 2012, Elizondo oversaw UFO work for five more years before resigning in October 2017, according to Newsweek.

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