Friday, 6 March 2020

UFO Report:
“The 1998 UFO Chronology”

Released: 15 May 2009
Updated: 10 December 2016

Quote from the UFO report:
“Our thanks for these chronologies must go to the A-Team, in [particular], Richard Hall, 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). Other entries are those filed with Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center in Seattle and researcher Michael Swords.

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

April 22, 1998; various cities, WA
UFOs sighted at sub base and nuclear storage facility.

Sept. 20, 1998: Henfield, Sussex, England
2:15 AM Two uniformed police officers, one male and one female were on patrol in the Henfield area on the main A281 Brighton Road when they saw several unusual lights in the sky. Each light was the size of a Jumbo jet aircraft. For scale a large aircraft flew near to the lights. Each light was circular and not connected to the others. They stopped their vehicle to get a better look. As they watched they suddenly saw a beam of light being shone down to the ground approximately 200-300 metres away. It was a rural location with no housing nearby. They drove toward the beam but it suddenly went out. Both the officers were shook up by the incident that lasted in the region of 35-45 minutes. The sighting was officially reported to the MoD. (Source: The 5TH ANNUAL PRUFOS POLICE REPORT 2006, by Detective Constable 1877 Heseltine, British Transport Police)

Sept. 25, 1998; Blackstone, Sussex, UK
Night. Two constables see 5 lights in sky while driving patrol. They get out to watch. Lights are apparently large [one size of jumbo jet]. They contort together in motion like a snake. Moved very fast. Then a bright beam appeared on road ahead. Beam did not seem diminished by misty conditions. Very piercing. Constables shown headlights on it and it disappeared. Inspecting the area they found nothing. UFO investigator Larry Dean quoted. (Lead from Mike Swords, Source: West Sussex County Times, Horsham, UK, Oct.2, 1998)

Nov. 1998; Nr. Benbrook, TX
[no day stated] 5:00 AM. A deputy sheriff was driving to work when he noticed a glowing, pulsing light to his right. He could also see beams, like lasers, shot upwards. A news program on his radio was asking if anyone near Benbrook could confirm lights reported in to them. He called them [all his calls were difficult to get through] and said he was in the vicinity. He mentioned that he'd also seen a small plane apparently flying towards the area and the radio man said that this was their spotter plane. Then the entire electrical system of his car cut out, and he rolled to a stop. [engine out too, obviously]. Even his cell-phone would not work, even though it was only on battery power having nothing to do with the car. He himself felt as though an ‘energy’ had hit him on the top of his head and run right down his body. ‘It felt like someone had poured warm oil over my head’. The feeling left in three minutes. The car was immediately restartable. His radio had lost all its programming. His cell-phone came back on and worked once he unlocked the code. He thought about telling his officer colleagues but decided against it. (Lead from Mike Swords, Source: R. Joseph L. [name left semi-anonymous]. Paranormal.1999)”

Benbrook is a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas.

Wikipedia article: “Benbrook, Texas”:

Wikipedia article: “Blackstone, West Sussex”:

Wikipedia article: “Henfield”:

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UFO Case Report:


The whole UFO case report:
“Synopsis: From between approximately 2120 hrs. and 2130 hrs. (Pacific Daylight Time), one or more objects, variously described as a blue-green sphere, an oval of blue-green light, or a disc with six lights on it, was reported from multiple points throughout western Washington State. The object was reported to change direction of flight on at least three occasions, to execute a rolling maneuver on at least one occasion, to come to an almost complete stop in two locations, to reverse its general course of travel from south to north, and to change its appearance, including its color, on at least two occasions. One reliable observer witnessed the object to pass slowly over the center of Bangor Submarine Base on Hood Canal, approximately 20-30 miles to the west of Seattle, passing directly over the underground bunkers where nuclear weapons are thought to be stored. In excess of a dozen seemingly independent and reliable reports regarding the alleged sightings were received by the National UFO Reporting Center between April 22 and May 11.

Summary of Witness Reports:

1. Snohomish County, WA: A 16-yr. old male and his mother, located approximately 15-20 miles north of Seattle, witnessed a blue-green object suddenly descend from the sky, hover, and then accelerate to the south-southwest and disappear in that direction at approximately 2120 hrs. (PDT).

2. Poulsbo, WA: Larry Swanson, a former federal employee and computer specialist, who resides approximately ¼ mile from the northeast corner of the Bangor Submarine Base, allegedly witnessed a brightly lighted, disc-shaped object glide silently over the center of that military facility at approximately 2122 hrs. The object tilted somewhat, so the witness was able to see the ventral side of the object quite clearly, he reports. A computer-generated graphic, provided by the witness, is shown above.

3. Auburn, WA: A man out walking his dog witnessed a perfectly circular, blue-green ball of light descend from north to south in the western sky at 2120 hrs. at a very high velocity.

4. Puyallup, WA: A man driving to work witnessed a striking blue-green ball of light descending at a 30-35 degree angle from north to south in the western sky at a very high velocity.

5. Shelton, WA: A young father witnessed a blue-green ball of light streak across the sky to the west of his location.

6. Oakville, WA: A mother and her two sons, driving west on State Route 12, located to the west of Interstate 5, witnessed a ‘disc shaped’ object, imbedded in a cloud of blue-green light, streak from north to south in the western sky. The object appeared to ‘follow the contour’ of the horizon, dipping down suddenly, and then rising up again during its rapid flight to the south. The object was reported to generate a peculiar ‘tail,’ which streamed off the aft end of the object for a fleeting instant. All three witnesses believed they observed three lights on the top of the disc, and three lights on its ventral side, as well.

7. Steilacoom, WA: A woman witnessed a blue-green ball of light streak from north to south in the western sky at 2123 hrs..

8. Vancouver, WA: A husband and wife witnessed a blue-green ball of light move slowly from north to south in the western sky. Very peculiar appearance to the object, they reported, with a peculiar looking “mist” surrounding the object.

9. Portland, OR: A young musician witnessed a blue-green ball of light move from west to east in the northern sky from his vantage point in the city of Portland, OR.

10. Vancouver, WA: A male Ph.D. in computer science, driving north on Interstate 5 witnessed a blue-green ball of light, that seemed to him to descend vertically ahead of his automobile and hover momentarily above the highway. The witness added that he had experienced some very unusual emotional reactions to the event.

11. Yakima, WA: A law enforcement officer witnessed a blue-green ball of light moving at a very high velocity from south to north for approximately 2 seconds. During his sighting, the object suddenly changed its color from green to red. The sighting occurred at 2130 hrs., the witness thought.

(This web page produced for the NICAP site by Francis Ridge)

Wikipedia article: “Naval Submarine Base Bangor”:

The whole Wikipedia article:
Naval Submarine Base Bangor is a former submarine base of the United States Navy that was merged with Naval Station Bremerton into Naval Base Kitsap in 2004.[1]


The Naval Support Base Bangor's naval history began in 1942 when it became a site for shipping ammunition to the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. For an expansion and to establish a permanent naval base, the U.S. Navy purchased 7,676 acres (3100 hectares) of land on the Hood Canal near the town of Bangor for approximately $18.7 million. The U.S. Naval ammunition magazine was established on June 5, 1944, for its construction, and it began operations in January 1945.

Beginning in World War II, and through the Korean War and the Vietnam War, until January 1973, the Bangor Annex continued its service as a U.S. Navy Ammunition Depot responsible for shipping conventional weapons abroad.

In 1973, the Navy announced the selection of the Bangor base as the home port for the first squadron of Ohio-class Trident Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines. On February 1, 1977, the Trident Submarine Base was officially activated. Naval Base Kitsap includes the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) which provides maintenance, calibration, missile assembly/test, spare parts, and spare nuclear warhead storage for the Trident II ballistic missiles that are carried by the nuclear submarines.

This Trident submarine base is the sole one for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, with the Trident submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia, for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet being the only other one.”

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Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Bangor, Washington
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UFO TV News Report (Transcript):

26 October 1973
(ABC Evening News, New York City, New York)

Source: Vanderbilt Television News Archive, Nashville, Tennessee

ABC Evening News reported on Indiana and Ohio (the Lawrence Coyne (Mansfield, Ohio) case) UFO incidents and presented an interview with Dr. J. Allen Hynek.

In Fort Wayne, Indiana, air traffic controller Neal Rupert recounted that radar registered a UFO.

Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence J. Coyne, U.S. Army 
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Satellite photo of Fort Wayne, Indiana (
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