Thursday, 12 December 2019

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Focus On UFO News Articles From the Year 1952

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

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UFO news article:
“ ‘Object’ Circles Over Camp Drum”

27 September 1952
(The Ithaca Journal, New York)


The whole article:
“The Air Force has no comment on an unidentified flying object that reportedly paid a half-hour visit to this Northern New York camp.

Military authorities said Friday that the object hovered over the base last Monday night [22 September 1952]. The information at first had been classified as confidential.

Eight soldiers said the object was about 20 feet across and trailed red-orange sparks. It circled rapidly and sometimes hovered, they reported.

Officers from Griffis [Griffiss] Air Force Base at Rome questioned the men on Tuesday. The officers declined comment.”

Wikipedia article: “Fort Drum”:

Quote from the above Wikipedia article:
Fort Drum [located near Watertown, New York] is a U.S. Army military reservation and a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, on the northern border of New York, United States. The population of the CDP portion of the base was 12,955 at the 2010 census.[2] It is home to the 10th Mountain Division.

Fort Drum consists of 107,265 acres (434.09 km2). In this region, winter temperatures can reach as low as −30 °F (−34 °C).[3] Its mission includes command of active component units assigned to the installation, providing administrative and logistical support to tenant units, support to active and reserve units from all services in training at Fort Drum, and planning and support for the mobilization and training of almost 80,000 troops annually.


This section of the article incorporates text taken from a public-domain document prepared by the United States military.[4]

A portion of the present Fort Drum was first used as a military training site in 1908 when it was named Pine Camp; the following year land was purchased to develop the camp as an installation. The army had an earlier presence in the North Country from the early 19th century, prior to the War of 1812.

World War II expansion

With the outbreak of World War II in Europe, Pine Camp was selected by the Army for a major expansion. An additional 75,000 acres (30,000 ha) of land was purchased, displacing 525 local families. Five entire villages were eliminated, while others were reduced from one-third to one-half their size. Three thousand buildings, including 24 schools, six churches and a post office, were abandoned.

By Labor Day 1941, 100 tracts of land were taken over. Contractors went to work, and in a period of 10 months at a cost of $20 million, an entire city was built to house the divisions scheduled to train at Pine Camp.

Eight hundred buildings were constructed, including 240 barracks, 84 mess halls, 86 storehouses, 58 warehouses, 27 officers' quarters, 22 headquarters buildings, and 99 recreational buildings, as well as guardhouses and a hospital. Construction workers suffered during this period, as the winter of 1941-42 was one of the coldest in North Country history.

The three divisions to train at Pine Camp included the 4th Armored Division (Gen. Creighton Abrams was a battalion commander there at the time), the 45th Infantry Division (United States), and the 5th Armored Division.

Pine Camp was renamed as Camp Drum in 1951, named after Lieutenant General Hugh A. Drum, who was chief of staff of the First United States Army during World War I and First Army commander at the start of World War II. During and after the Korean War, a number of units were stationed and trained here to take advantage of the terrain and climate.”

Wikipedia article: “Griffiss Air Force Base”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
Griffiss Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force installation in the northeastern United States, located in central New York state at Rome, about fifteen miles (25 km) northwest of Utica.

Missions included fighter interceptors, electronic research, installation, and support activities, aerial refueling, and bombers. Opened in 1942, the base closed pursuant to BRAC action in 1995 and its airfield is now Griffiss International Airport, owned by Oneida County. In November 1984 the site was added to the National Priorities List because hazardous chemicals were found in soil and ground water. Solvents, lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) had been disposed in landfills and dry wells

Closed 24 years ago in September 1995 by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission decision, it was realigned for civilian and non-combat purposes in 1995, and is now home to the Griffiss Business and Technology Park. Post-closure, two USAF activities remained: the Rome Research Site of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS) of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) as operated by the New York Air National Guard from a small complex of buildings in the Technology Park.” (Watertown Daily Times, Watertown, New York) article about Fort Drum (with photo of the base):

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UFO Report:
“ERNAGE 1989: Les faits et leur analyse”
(“ERNAGE 1989: The facts and their analysis”)

By A. Amond, W. De Brouwer, P. Ferryn and A. Meessen
(Belgian Committee for the Study of Space Phenomena (Comité Belge d’Etude des Phénomènes Spatiaux) (COBEPS), Belgium)

This UFO report focuses on the UFO sighting of Belgian Army Lieutenant Colonel André Amond and his wife, Chantal.

The incident occurred at Ernage, near Gembloux, in Belgium on the evening of 11 December 1989.

The report concludes that the Belgian UFO wave sightings in 1989 and 1990 “can’t be explained in terms of helicopters or other conventional aircraft.” 

Regarding the Ernage UFO case, the report says: “Our conclusion is straight forward: The sighting at Ernage on December 11, 1989 of Lt Col André AMOND and his wife cannot be related to any known aerial vehicle.”

The report translated into English:

Wikipedia article: “Ernage”:

English translation of the Wikipedia article (by Google Translate):

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Satellite photo of Ernage, Belgium (
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Freeze-frame from a video of one of the triangular shaped UFOs which were seen over Belgium during the 1989-1990 UFO wave
(Rai/ image)