This is my “Close Encounter” series. Each 22 minute video consists of two well documented cases each, (26 in all), investigated by MUFON.
Most of these cases are of a “High Strangeness” Nature.
This is my “Close Encounter” series. Each 22 minute video consists of two well documented cases each, (26 in all), investigated by MUFON.
Most of these cases are of a “High Strangeness” Nature.
Part 1: FIRE IN THE SKY: DECEMBER 9, 1965: It’s early evening in rural Pennsylvania when several dozen witnesses report seeing a fiery object falling through the sky and landing in nearby woods. Volunteer Firefighter, Jim Romansky, is called to the scene to investigate what they think is a crashed plane. As Romansky combs the woods near Kecksburg, he spots a glowing acorn shaped metallic object. As he moves in to investigate the strange craft, the military orders Romansky and any other civilians to leave the area. The military denies ever finding a craft in the woods that night.
Part 2: ARIZONA OBJECTS: MARCH 13, 1997: Thousands of people in Phoenix, Arizona are stargazing in search of the Hale-Bopp comet, which is supposed to be visible in the night sky. Instead, hundreds of witnesses report seeing strange lights flying in a formation, while hundreds more report boomerang and triangular-shaped crafts the size of three football fields flying low and soundlessly over their homes. The U.S. Air Force immediately denies anything
unusual in the airspace that night.
By T. Blank
Part 1: HOLY SHIP: AUGUST 11, 1972 – A number of Christian youth have assembled for a retreat on a hillside in Taize, France when they see what they think is a falling star. But the ‘star’ lands on a hill opposite them, and is making a vibration sound when it lights up. It appears to emit solid beams of light for over two hours. Some of the teenagers walk closer to the object and shine their flashlights, but the beams of their flashlights bend as though they are being repelled by the object.
Part 2: BELGIAN WAVE: NOVEMBER 29, 1989 – Two Belgian police officers are on routine patrol close to the German border when they see an empty field lit up by intensely bright lights. At first, they think it is a helicopter. But as they get closer, they see a large triangular-shaped craft moving slowly across the
field. As it moves away, they decide to chase it. They follow the craft to a lake where it hovers and shoots out what appear to be red balls of light. Thirty different groups of witnesses, including three separate teams of police officers report seeing this low flying object in the sky that night. It becomes the
first of many sightings between 1989-1990 throughout Belgium.
One of the most widely witnessed and well-documented UAP sightings in U.S. history occurred on January 8, 2008 in the rural farming community of Stephenville, Texas. Known widely as the Stephenville Lights, the sighting of the brightly-lit mile-wide object was witnessed by dozens of local citizens including a pilot, county constable, and several business owners. One witness told reporters it was a life-changing experience. Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw was a mile long and half a mile wide told the press, “It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts.”
Part 1: SCHOOL’S OUT: APRIL 6, 1966 – It’s 11am at the Westall School in Melbourne, Australia when a classroom of students playing outside see a saucer-shaped object in an adjacent field. Word quickly spreads and hundreds of students and teachers observe the strange craft as it touches down, metres away. One student jumps the fence and tries to make contact when it suddenly takes off. The incident lasts for 20 minutes. The children are told never to speak of the incident, and it is kept a secret for over 30 years.
Part 2: CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: NOVEMBER 25, 2009 — On a short drive home from his work near Port Jervis, New York, John Hudson is singing along to Christmas carols when he notices strange lights in the sky. He describes a cigar-shaped object, 200 feet in length, with five multi-coloured lights. As the object passes over his car, his car dies and so does his cell phone. When it finally disappears, his car and cell phone start up again. Investigators believe the effects on his vehicle and cellphone were due to some kind of electromagnetic interference.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the phenomenon is the apparent electromagnetic effects it has on aircraft, automobiles and power grids. One of the most interesting and well documented events was from Levellend, Texas, USA. (Read About It Here).
I came across another case from the well-respected Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
I’m posting this case because the phenomenon was seen by many residents from Jackson, Mississippi in 1978 and the electrical disturbances on the automobiles and houses in the neighborhood.
A Mississippi witness recalls an extraordinary encounter with three UAPs that moved slowly along a Jackson street at 100 feet with multiple observers, according to testimony in Case 61533 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The events unfolded along Warner Avenue about 6:30 p.m. on October 15, 1978, as the witness was delivering newspapers with his mother and sister.
“I had a paper route and delivered the Jackson Daily News, an evening paper in Jackson, MS,” the witness stated. “I had approximately 150 houses on my route so my father would normally take me on my route. But it was volleyball season and my father taught math, history, and coached volleyball at a local high school, so during volleyball season he usually got home too late to take me on the route so my mother had to take me.”
The witness was a paperboy back in 1978 when multiple UAPs flew slowly over his neighborhood. Pictured: The intersection in Jackson, MS, where the object was seen in 1978. (Credit: Google)
The witnesses’ mother did not like to be the driver because she had recently purchased a new Buick Limited.
“I paid my older sister to fold and rubber band the papers for me and when my mother took me on the route my sister had to throw the left side and I threw the right side. Anyone with a paper route knows it’s really difficult to throw papers with a new driver because they don’t know which houses to slow down for. I was 13 and my sister was 14 at the time.”
The group had turned onto Warner Avenue from Utah Street. The witness had to get out of the vehicle because his papers were landing on the wrong lawns.
“Right before I got out of the car my mother’s radio went to static. I threw the five houses on foot and was walking back to the car when I noticed everyone on the street starting to come outside. They were asking each other who had power – apparently power for that entire street had went off.”
The witness then noticed residents of the street pointing into the sky.
“Then about 10 houses down from the yard I was walking through I noticed two elderly women pointing up in the sky at something. I looked briefly at what they were pointing at and I just dismissed what I say as a low Goodyear Blimp flying with the advertisement lights on the side. The Goodyear Blimp was a common site in Jackson during that time. I climbed through the window of the backseat to get into the car because if I opened the door all the papers would fall out of the car. But my mother’s car had shut off and would not crank back up.”
The witness got out of the car again and asked his mother to pop the hood to check the battery.
“That’s when I noticed every single car on the street that was running had stalled. There were now more neighbors outside pointing up at the objects and I looked again and it was not about 100 feet away from us heading toward us and only about 100 feet above the ground. And instead of it being one large blimp like I originally thought, I could now see that there were three separate objects, one behind the other about 50 feet apart in a single line moving very slowly down Warner Avenue.”
The witness first thought the UAPs were one object and possibly the Goodyear blimp. Pictured: The street in Jackson, MS, where the object was seen in 1978. (Credit: Google)
The witness described the three objects.
“The first one was shaped like a pentagon and was gun-metal black and had blue lights around its perimeter with a pulsating red light in the middle. This object was so close I could not see the top of it. It shined a very bright, intense white light on one of the houses and then walked the light down towards our car, like a police helicopter does…but it was totally silent. This thing was so close to me I could have it with a tennis ball.
“The one behind it was also shaped like a trapezoid and I could see the second ‘story’ or layer of this craft and there was a white section that looked like windows and I could see beings moving through this section. It had orange and green lights on its perimeter but I don’t remember if it had a pulsating red center light like the first one.
“The first one was so close to me I could see patterns in fixtures in its underbelly. The second one did not shine a light down like the first one did until it passed over our car and was a good 100 yards away. The second object appeared to be jet black.
“The third object was shaped more like a diamond and it had blue and green and white lights and this object was actually ‘tumbling’ slowly or rotating slowly on its horizontal axis. It was seemed to have a jet black surface as opposed to gun-metal like the first one.
“Behind the third object was a small red ball of light moving along with the three objects. It took me a couple of minutes before I realized that these objects were not some kind of quiet airplane or some kind of new blimp with a new shape.”
The objects seemed to be in no hurry to move away.
“These three objects were in no hurry whatsoever and almost seemed to be ‘parading’ for us. They went about two-thirds of the way down Warner Avenue and then began a very slow ascent up and to the right in the direction of the full moon. Once the objects were approximately a mile or two away, all the power came back on the street and my mother’s cars headlights came back on and she restarted the car. These objects were in view for 20 to 30 minutes and in no hurry whatsoever.”
The entire event lasted between 20 and 30 minutes.
Family members rarely spoke about the events of that October day.
Jackson is the capital of Mississippi, with a population today of 173,514.
Photo of Jackson, MS, taken from the International Space Station. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Courtesy of Roger Marsh, a UAP writer, author, playwright and independent filmmaker. He is editor of the monthly MUFON UFO Journal for the Mutual UFO Network and is the National UFO Examiner at examiner.com. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks.
On occasion I will post interesting UAP activities from one of the worlds largest and most professional UAP research organizations. MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). Here is a fascinating case from MUFON’s “Sighting Of The Month”.
Although this incident occurred in 1967, I decided it was worthy to print because of the number of competent, multiple U.S. Air Force military witnesses coupled with two separate radar installations including three Marine F-4 Phantoms in pursuit of the bogeys. The UAPs were tracked at an astonishing 5000 mph!
UAP SIGHTING OF THE MONTH
On or about March 31, 1967 two US Military Air Defense Radar Operators tracked a total of eight unidentified targets over coastal areas of southern Florida. The operators and radar stations were separated by approximately 100 miles. These two distinct radar sites were located at Homestead AFB, Florida and the Army Air Defense Battery on Key West, Florida. The radar tracking and observation lasted for approximately four hours. Two separate UAP flight areas were identified, one off of the east coast near Miami, Florida (Flight Area A) and the second just south of the Florida mainland and north of Key West, Florida (Flight Area B).
The only visual object description was from a member of the Army Air Defense launch crew who commented the one object was moving so fast it was like a meteor, but was flying level. Based on the radar return the primary witness estimated the size of one UAP as between 31 and 100 feet.
DF stated; It was late March 1967. I was a buck Sergeant In the United States Air Force. I was stationed at the 644th Radar Squadron, Richmond Air Force Station, Florida. The radar squadron was just north of U.S. Highway 1 in Miami, Florida. I was working a twelve hour shift from 7pm To 7am. I was speaking with WS about 10pm, when I received a priority telephone call from NORAD Headquarters. They advised that four unidentified aircraft had been picked up on Canadian radar passing over mid Canada and heading south along the east coast of the United States at a very high rate of speed.
I notified the duty officer and waited for my radar to paint the four unidentified aircraft. The radar showed four targets coming into range at approximately 5000 mph and decelerating to approximately 1500 mph. I had WS on my telephone and advised him as the situation developed. Bill advised that he had the four aircraft on his radar. We both watched the aircraft flying grid patterns for approximately four hours. At approximately 2am, Bill told me that one of the aircraft had broken formation and was flying toward his site. I lost contact with Bill a few moments later.
WS stated; it was late March of 1967. I was in the army at that time, and assigned to an air defense center in Key West, Florida. I spent many of my nights in a radar control center watching the various screens. My second cousin was also in the scope dope business. He was in the Air Force at the time and worked in a radar station in Homestead, Florida, just outside Miami.
We spent many an evening conversing on the air defense net, although our conversations rarely had anything to do with air defense. My cousin called me one night on the net and advised me that something unbelievable was happening in South Florida. He opened the net so I could monitor the traffic regarding the incident taking place. I pulled my headset to my ears as I listed to various NORAD stations tracking a UAP just off the coast of Miami.
At the time, Homestead was a SAC base, and any such traffic was a great concern to the Air Force. Although I was about 100 miles from the target under discussion, I had the capability to observe activity in the area with my own radar. I had only to take it off standby. As I was bringing up my antenna, the chatter continued, and referred to three more objects in the sky near Miami. It was also noted that civilian observers had now sighted the objects and the sighting was being reported on local commercial radio.
As my scope came up the first thing I noticed were three Marine fighters departing Boca Chica Naval Air Station, heading north. The UAPs were clearly visible just southeast of Miami. They appeared to be moving just East of North, skirting the Florida Coast. They then turned sharply west, crossing the keys near Everglades National Park on the south tip of the Florida mainland. It only took the Phantoms a few minutes to reach the area of the bogies.
I have no idea if the pilots sighted the targets visually, or electronically. The air channel was not part of the NORAD net. As the phantoms approached the targets they disappeared off the scope. Now there is only one way to disappear when being observed by a PAR (Pulse Acquisition Radar). You must go straight up, or straight down. This cat and mouse game went on all night. There is much too much to type in this report.
Visual observations in Miami included the observation of one large object and three small. This I cannot verify, although I imagine the Miami Herald would have some record of it. To me, they appeared to be flying a search pattern. The way the Coast Guard would search in grids. After about four hours one of the unknowns began moving south directly towards my location. The target was really moving, probably twice the speed of anything I had ever tracked, around 1100 miles an hour. This would provide me with an excellent opportunity to lock onto the target with a different type of radar. This other type of radar, which I probably should not identify, has the capability of bringing back actual sounds of the target. Turbo prop, jet engines, or the thud of rotary aircraft could clearly be heard with this system.
As the target approached it decelerated but was still supersonic. I brought the targeting radar into alignment with it and brought the unit on-line. For a short moment, a very short moment, I could hear a high-pitched whine, similar to a jet engine, but smoother and much higher pitch. At this point the target obviously detected my lock and hit my sight with some type of Electronic Counter Measure. It appeared to reverse the polarity of every piece of equipment on the sight, although I was never able to verify that.
Needless to say this caused an instant shut down of the system and erased a great many taxpayer dollars. As I was exiting the control center the launch crew stated that they had seen the object pass over. It was moving so fast that one of the guys swore it was a meteor, but was flying level. When last seen the object was headed south towards Cuba. It was many years later that I read newspaper articles about a two-week flap in the Miami area. I would also later learn about a Cuban MIG21 that was allegedly destroyed during an encounter with a UAP in March 1967.
The characteristics of the object do not match known aircraft. According to the one Army launch crew member it had an anomalous appearance, like a meteor that was flying a level course. On radar, the objects indicated anomalous movements; broken or interrupted trajectories, and apparition of physical-spatial incongruities; disappearing and reappearing on radar. At least one of the objects demonstrated supersonic speed without producing a sonic boom.
This is a historical case that occurred approximately 47 years ago. The primary witness is a MUFON Field Investigator and he has investigated this case over a several year period.
Checked MUFON CMS database for the months of March and April 1967, no other cases found in Florida.
Checked NICAP database and found 4 Florida cases, 1 case may be related to this case. It was in March 1967, however a specific date and time were not identified. It is the case involving a Cuban Mig-21 destroyed while engaging an unknown target over NE Cuba. Some investigative reports suggest the unknown was an A-12 or SR-71 American Spy Plane.
Note, if memory serves, The SR-71 is a recon airplane without armaments. My words.
Checked NUFORC database and found 1 Florida case from April 01, 1967 that we believe is related. This case was reported in June 2005, but the event date was listed as approximately April 1, 1967 and the location was at the Flamingo Campgrounds near Homestead, Florida. The description of the event has similarities with observations made by the radar operators. The location also matches.
Checked meteor/fireball database and did not find any that matched location and date for this case.
Several newspaper articles were discovered that refer to sightings within a few weeks of this case, however the Air Force determined the many witnesses, three teachers and several students from the Crestview School in Opalocka, Florida, were observing a Coast Guard Helicopter engaged in training maneuvers at an airport approximately 3 miles from their location. The witnesses did not agree with this assessment. The date, time, and objects movements as well as colors seem to match the primary witness’s description of the event. All was documented in the local newspapers.
Witnesses are credible, at the time of the event they were US Military radar operators.
NUFORC Case Posted 6/20/2005 and reported 6/2/2005 location was Homestead, Florida and event date was approximately 4/01/1967. USAF Investigation and Findings document number 1003764 dated 4 May 1967, event date April 7, 1967. Crestview School daytime UAP sightings.
Our conclusion for these objects is UNKNOWN-UAV. They do not match the capabilities of known military or commercial aircraft from that time period.
Fascinating! Isn’t it?
Courtesy Of MUFON