When it comes to Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, the subject is met by the irritating shrill of the “Noisy Negativist’s” screaming, “where’s the proof”? “where’s the evidence”? “how come we don’t have a piece of a flying saucer”? Good, straight, to the point questions actually. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being skeptical. Questioning everything is a good thing, as long as one excludes their emotions, beliefs and preconceived notion’s of the question at hand and start from the beginning, with a clean slate. Do the research first, then you can come to your own conclusions.
Now unlike these so-called UFO experts who’ve never witnessed the phenomenon themselves, yet seem to have all the answers, I’m not going to blindly propose UAPs are extraterrestrial spacecraft piloted by aliens visiting us earthlings from other stars. Even after all these decades of reminiscing, reliving my own experience, reading, researching and watching countless documentaries, I still don’t know what this “Enormous Ferris Wheel” in the sky was or what it represents. Actually, I think the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis is the least likely explanation (Read More Here). I surmise it’s something far more profound and unexpected. But what the hell do I know anyway? I’m just Joe Citizen who witnessed something like out of a Science Fiction movie that was totally astonishing.
So let’s go back to the question, where’s the evidence? Well I hate to rain on the Nay Sayers parade, but the evidence is there…it’s everywhere! Cave drawings from the dawn of Man, in The Bible, even ancient religious paintings, if one were to take the time and look for it. In modern times, I’m talking about physical trace evidence like broken tree branches, unusually high radiation in soil samples, circular patterns, and impressions on the ground at landing sites. I’m talking about the electromagnetic disruptions and interference in cities, automobiles, and aircraft. I’m talking about the countless photographs and videos taken by educated professionals in various high-ranking positions and so on and so on.
To me, the most impressive, irrefutable evidence of UAPs are found in cases involving multiple witnesses on the ground and in the air simultaneously, by civilians, the police, military personnel etc., accompanied with radar targets painted from the ground in conjunction with airborne radar. I mean really, what more evidence do we need? Criminals in a court of law have been convicted on far less circumstantial evidence!
I found a reputable site called NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena) run by Dr. Richard F. Haines . The research organization specializes in both current and historical UAP incidents and observations. They are specifically interested in those cases involving concerns for aviation safety.
Dr. Richard F. Haines has compiled a catalog of over 3400 aviation related UAP cases. He has conducted a comprehensive review of UAP reports by U.S. air traffic controllers and pilots from the past 50 years. A result of this effort is Richard’s paper “Aviation Safety in America-A Previously Neglected Factor”. It contains analyses of over one hundred reports of UAP involved in near misses, close pacing, disrupted avionics, and collisions. These events either occurred to US aviation professionals on domestic or foreign flights, or foreign aircrews operating in US airspace.
I’m not an author or a writer, just a one finger typer, therefore, I’ve listed a very brief example of some fascinating cases which I hope will be of value to some. If you’re interested and are willing to take the time, just Google these cases for more detailed reports because it would take me forever to write it. I’ve included the source’s, of each case, to copy and paste into the search bars of your browser.
Yup, gotta do the research!
Aircraft Visual Radar Cases
Multiple Pilots Witness Large Object Near Guernsey, United Kingdom
April 23, 2007 – Guernsey, United Kingdom
Two experienced airline pilots on separate flights saw something up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on Monday afternoon. ‘It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000 ft. up and stationary,’ one of the pilots said. “At first, I thought it was the size of a 737. But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.”
Source: The Guernsey Press & Star – St Saviour, Jersey, – April 26, 2007, ID: 1148
Case Type: PressReport Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Witness Photo, Radar, Multiple UAPs, Witness Sketch
Mexican Air Force Pilots Film 11 UAPs
March 2004 – Over Campeche state, Mexico
Mexican Air Force pilots filmed 11 unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state in Mexico, a Mexican Defense Department spokesman confirmed. A videotape was made widely available to the news media. The lights were filmed using infrared equipment. They appeared to be flying at an altitude of about 3,500 meters (11,480 feet) and surrounded the Air Force jet.
Source: Associated Press / Jaime Maussan ID: 263
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Radar, Military, Pilot/Aircrew, Photo, Multiple UAPs, Witness Photo
Chinese Air Force Pilot Chases ‘Mushroom-Shaped’ UAP
October 19, 1998 – Changzhou, China
The [Chinese] air force had a prolonged up-close encounter with a UAP last month that one fighter pilot described as “just like ones in foreign movies,” a government-controlled newspaper reported Thursday. At least 140 people on the ground also saw the object. They described an object with a mushroom-shaped dome on top and a flat bottom covered with bright, continually rotating lights.
Source: AFP (Agence France Presse) – November 1998 ID: 1074
Case Type: PressReport Features: Group Sighting, Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar, Body Lights
America West Airlines Flight 564 UAP
May 25, 1995 – Bovina, Texas, United States
A Boeing 757 piloted by Captain Eugene Tollefson and First Officer John J. Waller, was passing near Bovina, Texas. Captain Tollefson left his seat to look [at a line of regularly flashing lights]. As the lightning flashed behind the lights, it silhouetted something that to the observers appeared to be a large, dark, cigar-shaped object between 300 and 500 feet in length.
Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com ID: 225
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Radar
Belgium Triangle UAP Sightings
October 1989 – Belgium
From October 1989 throughout 1990, hundreds of reports of lighted objects, frequently described as enormous and triangular in shape were recorded in Belgium. Air Force supersonic F-16 jets chased these strange objects, which were simultaneously tracked by both airborne and ground radars. The Belgian Government cooperated fully with civilian UAP investigators, an action without precedent in the history of government involvement in this field.
Source: Don Berliner ID: 1125
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Body Lights, Military, Mass Sighting, Witness Sketch, Radar, Police
Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 Over Alaska
November 17, 1986 – Alaska, United States
In November 1986, a Japanese crew of a jumbo freighter aircraft witnessed three unidentified objects while flying over Alaska, USA. This sighting gained international attention when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it was going to officially investigate this sighting because the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Anchorage, Alaska, had reported that the UAP had been detected on radar. The UAPs, in this case, were tracked on both ground and airborne radar, witnessed by experienced airline pilots and confirmed by an FAA Division Chief.
Source: Loy Lawhon ID: 287
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Radar
Jet Chase Over Brazil
May 19, 1986 – Brazil
As many as twenty UAPs were seen and tracked by ground radar and at least six airplanes. Unidentified radar returns were tracked by airports in São Paulo and the Integrated Air Defense & Air Traffic Control Center (CINDACTA) in Brasilia. Two F-5E and three Mirage jet fighters were scrambled from Santa Cruz AFB in Sao Paulo State and Anápolis AFB in Goias State.
Source: Don Berliner, UAP Briefing Document ID: 51
Case Type: StandardCase Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Multiple UAPs
Retired Chilean General In Air Encounter With Large ‘Banana-Shaped’ UAP
1978 – Antofagasta, Chile
Retired General Hernan Gabrielli Rojas had squared off against a gigantic UAP while engaging in a training flight in the skies of northern Chile. According to the military man, the object was the size of 10 or 15 aircraft carriers, and its presence was picked up by the radars aboard two F-5 jet fighters as well as the Cerro Moreno airport in Antofagasta.
Source: Inexplicata, Scott Corrales, editor / Ovnivisión (Chile) / Revista TOC / Terra Chile ID: 997
Case Type: PressReport Features: Military, Pilot/Aircrew, Witness Photo, Radar
F-4 Jet Chase Over Iran 1976
September 18, 1976 – Tehran, Iran
One of the best documented UAP-aircraft incidents, when a UAP was observed flying over the restricted airspace of Tehran, Iran. Two U.S.-made F-4 Phantom II jet fighters of the Imperial Iranian Air Force were scrambled, but as the pilots closed in on the target, their communications and weapons systems were suddenly jammed. The incident was confirmed by high ranking officers of the Iranian Air Force and later documented by several agencies of the U.S. military.
Source: Don Berliner, UAP Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence ID: 200
Case Type: MajorCase Features: E-M Effects, Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military
UAPs ‘Escort’ Mexican Aircraft
May 2, 1974 – En route from Guerrero state to Mexico City, Mexico
Carlos Antonio de los Santos Montiel was flying en route from Guerrero state to Mexico city in his Piper Aztec 24, he became aware of three objects positioned extremely close around the plane. He heard a noise from below as if one of the objects had collided with his plane. He then noticed that the aircraft controls and landing gear were frozen.
Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 24 No. 2 (Aug 1975) ID: 311
Case Type: StandardCase Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Vehicle Interference, Multiple UAPs, Witness Photo
Domed Disc Near Airliner, Confirmed By Radar
February 14, 1973 – McAlester, Oklahoma, United States
A domed disc near cargo airliner, confirmed by the airplane’s airborne radar. The object was disc-shaped with a transparent dome on top, and a silvery, highly polished surface. The object reacted to the sweep of the plane’s radar. Pilots from the airliner saw two or three shadowy entities moving around inside the object.
Source: Richard Hall / UAP Casebook ID: 15
Case Type: StandardCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Radar, Humanoid/Occupant
Chilean Navy Ship Encounters large UAP; Tracked On Radar
October 24, 1969 – Chile
The incident involved a Chilean Naval destroyer and was witnessed by crew members and the commander of the vessel. Up to six UAPs, including one large object, were observed. The objects were verified on radar and observed visually. As the main object moved over the ship, the vessel’s power went out.”
Source: Bill Chalker ID: 1016
Case Type: StandardCase Features: Military, Water-Related, Radar, Multiple UAPs, Humming, E-M Effects, Body Lights, Group Sighting
Sheriffs Watch High-Performance Discs (The Michigan Sightings / ‘Swamp Gas’ Case)
March 14, 1966 – Dexter-Hillsdale, Michigan, United States
Washtenaw County sheriffs and police in neighboring jurisdictions reported disc-shaped objects moving at fantastic speeds and making sharp turns, diving, and climbing and hovering. At one point, four UAPs in straight-line formation were observed. Selfridge AFB confirmed tracking UAPs over Lake Erie at 4:56 a.m. Their stories were backed up by more than 100 witnesses
Source: FUFOR (Fund for UFO Research) ID: 778
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Police, Radar, Witness Sketch, Group Sighting, Mass Sighting
Red Bluff Incident
August 13, 1960 – Red Bluff, California, United States
California Highway Patrol Officers Charles A. Carson and Stanley Scott were on patrol when they sighted what they thought was an airliner about to crash. When the UAP had descended to about 100 or 200 feet altitude it suddenly reversed direction and climbed to 500 ft. Description: round or oblong surrounded by a glow (color not mentioned) and having definite red lights at each end. They continued to watch the UAP as it performed “unbelievable” aerial feats. (NICAP, 1964)
Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com ID: 107
Case Type: MajorCase Features: E-M Effects, Radar, Police
Object Tracked On Multiple Radar Flying At 5,000+ MPH
January 1958 – Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
“I was on duty as a radar ATC operator and observed on my radar an object flying at 5,000mph+ and making impossible 90 degree turns. I coordinated and confirmed sighting with at least 3 other radar sites.”
Source: UFOEvidence.org ID: 334
Case Type: RawReport Features: Radar, Military
The RB-47 UAP Encounter
July 17, 1957 – Gulf Coast Area, United States
An Air Force RB-47, equipped with electronic countermeasures (ECM) gear and manned by six officers, was followed by an unidentified object for a distance of well over 700 mi. and for a time period of 1.5 hr., as it flew from Mississippi, through Louisiana and Texas and into Oklahoma. The object was, at various times, seen visually by the cockpit crew as an intensely luminous light, followed by ground-radar and detected on ECM monitoring gear aboard the RB-47.
Navy Sees ‘Flying Saucers’ On Radar Screen
December 16, 1954 – Goulburn, Australia
Navy pilot has reported seeing two “flying saucers” flash past him while he was flying over Goulburn, N.S.W. Radar officers at Nowra Fleet Air station picked up the objects on their screen.
Source: Daily Telegraph December 16th, 1954 ID: 22
Case Type: PressReport Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military
The ‘Sea Fury’ Incident
August 31, 1954 – Nowra, Australia
One of the most controversial radar-visual reports of the fifties occurred on August 31st, 1954. The story leaked out in December 1954 and made front-page headlines. The official navy file on the event remained classified until the Directorate of Naval Intelligence released a copy upon my request in 1982. During his 1973 visit to Australia, Dr. Hynek was able to interview the pilot involved in this famous incident.
Source: Bill Chalker ID: 66
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military
The Kinross Air Force Base Incident (Jet Disappears While Chasing UAP)
November 23, 1953 – Lake Superior, Michigan, United States
On the evening of 23 November 1953, an Air Force radar controller became alerted to an “unidentified target” over Lake Superior, and an F-89C Scorpion jet was scrambled from Kinross AFB. Radar controllers watched as the F-89 closed in on the UAP, and then sat stunned in amazement as the two blips merged on the screen, and the UAP left. The F-89 and it’s two-man crew, pilot Felix Moncla and radar operator Robert Wilson, were never found, even after a thorough search of the area.
Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com ID: 610
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar, Witness Photo
Ellsworth Air Force Base UAP Incident
August 5, 1953 – Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, United States
Shortly after dark on the night of twelfth [sic], the Air Defense Command radar station at Ellsworth AFB, just east of Rapid City, had received a call from the local Ground Observer Corps filter center. A lady spotter at Black Hawk, about 10 miles west of Ellsworth, had reported an extremely bright light low on the horizon, off to the northeast.
Source: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, Former Director of Project Blue Book ID: 41
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Radar, Pilot/Aircrew, Military
B-29 Radar Visual, Multiple Witness Observations
December 6, 1952 – Gulf of Mexico, United States
When watching the radarscope, Coleman observed two UAPs which he tracked at a speed in excess of 5.000 miles per hour, quite impossible for planes of the day.
Source: UFOs at Close Sight (Patrick Gross) ID: 16
Case Type: MajorCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar
The Haneda AFB Case, Japan, 1952
August 5, 1952 – Haneda US Air Force Base, Near Tokyo, Japan, Japan
This is one of the cases that the Colorado Project has considered “explained” – a star and an anomalous radar propagation. Not so. On the contrary, as a careful study of the records shows, it is a very interesting case of anomalous flying objects in the sky who fly under intelligent control and cannot be of human origin.
Source: UFOs at Close Sight (Patrick Gross) ID: 10
Case Type: StandardCase Features: Radar, Military
F-86 Intercepts And Shoots At Saucer-Shaped UAP
1952 – United States
In the summer of 1952, a United States Air Force F-86 jet interceptor shot at a flying saucer. This fact, like so many others that make up the full flying saucer story has never before been told… The object was definitely round and flat saucer shaped. The pilot described it as being “like a doughnut without a hole.”
Source: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, ‘The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects’ (Credit: NICAP.org) ID: 1024
Case Type: StandardCase Features: Pilot/Aircrew, Military, Radar
The Bethune / Gandor Air Encounter
February 10, 1951 – Gandor, Newfoundland, Canada
US Naval Reserve Lieutenant Graham Bethune, copilot of Flight 125, first sighted a huge object [at least] 300 feet in diameter on a near collision course with their aircraft. “A rough estimate would be at least 300 feet in diameter, over 1,000 miles per hour in speed, and approached to within 5 miles of the aircraft.”
Courtesy of ufoevidence.org
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