Unexplained – UFOs

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On sept. 26, 1870, The London Times reported a strange elliptical object was seen to cross the face of the moon, “like a crow in flight”!

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Mt. Washington in the Winter of 1870 – 1871.

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Aug 1. 1871, the citizens of Marbeille, France, sighted a large round device moving slowly across the sky!

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“Boules brillantes”, St. Petersburg, 1888

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1893 – On two consecutive nights during the month of february, captain Charles Norcock of H.M.S. Caroline saw unusual lights in the sky while sailing between Shanghai and Japan. The globe-shaped lights cast a reddish reflection, trailed smoke and maneuvered in both formation and single file, when pursued. The eerie lights fled… or vanishd without trace!  The most intriguing aspect of this strange event is the date, for the inexplicable sighting of objects in the sky oceurred in 1893… ten years before the world’s first airplane flight.

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In 1897, a strange aerial machine with red, green and white lights was sighted by astronomers and thousands of americans in several midwestern states!

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On feb. 24, 1904, a mysterious “flying light” above the atlantic moving at tremendous speed

was seen by crew members of the USS supply and was attested by LT. Frank H. Schofield, USN.

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In 1907, a weird torpedo-shaped machine was reported circling the area at Burlington, Vermont… The machine dropped a glowing object which ecploded before it reached the ground. The machine sped away after this incident and whatever it was was never explained.

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Ghost Rocket, Sweden, 1946

1947:

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Literary thousands of sightings over the United States began when a civilian pilot spotted a weird craft over Mount Rainer.

Kenneth Arnold, a Boise businessman, was flying his private plane from Chehalis to Yakima, Washington, when he saw a bright flash on his wing.

Looking toward Mount Rainier, he saw nine gleaming disks outlined against the snow, each one about the size of a C-54.

“They flew close to the mountaintops, in a diagonal chainlike line,” he said later. “It was as if they were linked together.”

The disks appeared to be twenty to twenty-five miles away, he said, and moving at fantastic speed. Arnold’s estimate was twelve hundred miles an hour.

“I watched them about three minutes,” he said. “They were swerving in and out around the high mountain peaks. They were flat, like a pie pan, and so shiny they reflected the sun like a mirror. I never saw anything so fast.”

The date was June 24, 1947. On this same day there was another saucer report. which received very little notice. A Portland prospector named Fred Johnson, who was working up in the Cascade Mountains, spotted five or six disks banking in the sun. He watched them through his telescope several seconds. then he suddenly noticed that the compass hand on his special watch was weaving wildly from side to side. Johnson insisted he had not heard of the Arnold report, which was not broadcast until early evening.

The Roswell Incident

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For six decades, controversy about unidentified flying objects has raged over the alleged crash of a flying saucer near Roswell, New Mexico.

“Something very, very unusual crashed into the New Mexico desert on the second of July in 1947. And whatever it was, the United States government went to the site and recovered the object,” says William Moore, another prominent UFO investigator and an expert on the so-called “Roswell Incident”.

“The Air Force issued an official press release, stating that they had recovered the wreckage of a crashed flying saucer. And that press release literally went all over the world and made headlines,” says Moore. “Clearly something crashed. The question is: ‘What was it?'”

The U.S. military soon retracted its story, stating that what had crashed was a weather balloon. Decades later, the official explanation changed to a top-secret test for monitoring nuclear explosions in the Soviet Union. But alleged witnesses say they handled the remains of an alien spaceship and its crew.

1948:

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Captain Thomas Mantell died mysteriously in the skies south of Fort Knox. But before his radio went silent, he sent a strange message to Godman Air Force Base. The men who heard it will never forget it. Crowded into the Godman Field Tower, a group of Air Force officers stared up at the afternoon sky. For just an instant, something gleamed through the broken clouds south of the base. High above the field, three P-51 fighters climbed with swift urgency. Heading south, they quickly vanished. The clock in the tower read 2:45. Colonel Guy Hix, the C.O., slowly put down his binoculars. If the thing was still there, the clouds now hid it. All they could do was wait. The first alarm had come from Fort Knox, when Army M.P.’s had relayed a state police warning. A huge gleaming object had been seen in the sky, moving toward Godman Field. Hundreds of startled people had seen it at Madisonville, ninety miles away. Thirty minutes later, it had zoomed up over the base. Colonel Hix glanced around at the rest of the men in the tower. They all had a dazed look. Every man there had seen the thing, as it barreled south of the field. Even through the thin clouds, its intermittent red glow had hinted at some mysterious source of power. Something outside their understanding. It was Woods, the exec, who had estimated its size. Hix shook his head. That was unbelievable. But something had hung over Godman Field for almost an hour. The C.O. turned quickly as the loud-speaker, tuned to the P-51’s, suddenly came to life.

“Captain Mantell to Godman . . . Tower Mantell to Godman Tower . . .”

The flight leader’s voice had a strained tone.

“I’ve sighted the thing!” he said. “It looks metallic–and it’s tremendous in size!”

The C.O. and Woods stared at each other. No one spoke.

“The thing’s starting to climb,” Mantell said swiftly. “It’s at twelve o’clock high, making half my speed. I’ll try to close in.”

In five minutes, Mantell reported again. The strange metallic object had speeded up, was now making 360 or more.

At 3:08, Mantell’s wingman called in. Both he and the other pilot had seen the weird object. But Mantell had outclimbed them and was lost in the clouds.

Seven minutes dragged by. The men in the tower sweated out the silence. Then, at 3:15, Mantell made a hasty contact.

“It’s still above me, making my speed or better. I’m going up to twenty thousand feet. If I’m no closer, I’ll abandon chase.”

It was his last report.

Minutes later, his fighter disintegrated with terrific force. The falling wreckage was scattered for thousands of feet.

When Mantell failed to answer the tower, one of his pilots began a search. Climbing to 33,000 feet, he flew a hundred miles to the south.

But the thing that lured Mantell to his death had vanished from the sky.

The Air Force Project “Saucer” report of April 27, 1949, released just after the first Post article, makes these statements:

Five minutes after Mantell disappeared from his formation, the two remaining planes returned to Godman. A few minutes later, one resumed the search, covering territory 100 miles to the south as high as 33,000 feet, but found nothing. Subsequent investigation revealed that Mantell had probably blacked out at 20,000 feet from lack of oxygen and had died of suffocation before the crash. The mysterious object which the flyer chased to his death was first identified as the Planet Venus. However, further probing showed the elevation and azimuth readings of Venus and the object at specified time intervals did not coincide. It is still considered ‘Unidentified.

Agust 30th -1951 -The Lubbock Lights

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Actually the Lubbock Lights, as Project Blue Book calls them, involved many widespread reports. The first word of the sightings reached ATIC late in September 1951. on the evening of August 25, 1951, an employee of the Atomic Energy Commission’s supersecret Sandia Corporation and his wife had seen a UFO. About dusk they were sitting in the back yard of their home on the outskirts of Albuquerque. They were gazing at the night sky, commenting on how beautiful it was, when both of them were startled at the sight of a huge airplane flying swiftly and silently over their home. The airplane had been in sight only a few seconds but they had gotten a good look at it because it was so low. They estimated 800 to 1,000 feet. It was the shape of a “flying wing” and one and a half times the size of a B-36. The wing was sharply swept back, almost like a V. They couldn’t see the color of the UFO but they did notice that there were dark bands running across the wing from front to back. On the aft edge of the wings there were six to eight pairs of soft, glowing, bluish lights. The aircraft had passed over their house from north to south. No one else had reported the UFO, but this could be explained by the fact the AEC employee and his wife lived in such a location that anything passing over their home from north to south wouldn’t pass over or near very many other houses.

On August 30, 1951, a young student in ‘Texas saw a group of lights shooting through the evening sky. Before they disappeared from sight he had the presence of mind to lift the 35-mm camera he was carrying and take a picture of them in flight. The Air Force examined the negative of this photograph and pronounced it genuine. The photo shows twenty luminous bodies in flight, each one more brilliant than the planet Venus. The lights are arranged in a geometric flight pattern. with one larger light off to the side. They showed a series of lights in a V shape, very similar to those described as being on the aft edge of the “flying wing” that was reported from Albuquerque. His story was that on the night of August 31 he was lying in his bed in an upstairs room. He, like everyone else in Lubbock, had heard about the lights but he had never seen them. It was a warm night and his bed was pushed over next to an open window. He was looking out at the clear night sky, and had been in bed about a half hour, when he saw a formation of the lights appear in the north, cross an open patch of sky, and disappear over his house. Knowing that the lights might reappear as they had done in the past, he grabbed his loaded Kodak 35, set the lens and shutter at f 3.5 and one tenth of a second, and went out into the middle of the back yard. Before long his vigil was rewarded when the lights made a second pass. He got two pictures. A third formation went over a few minutes later and he got three more pictures. The next morning he took the roll of unexposed film to a friend who ran a photo-finishing shop. He explained that he did all of his film processing in this friend’s lab. He told the friend about the pictures and they quickly developed them. He said that the lights had appeared to be so dim that he was sure he didn’t have anything on the negatives; had he thought that he did have some good pictures he would have awakened his friend to develop the negatives right away. When he developed the negatives and saw that they showed an image, his friend suggested that he call the newspaper.

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The Sutton Monster. Thousands of people saw a glowing object flash across West Virginia.  Near Sutton, in that state, Mrs. Kathleen May, her three young boys and a young national guardsman, Gene Lemon, thought they saw the object land on a nearby hill. The grop were terrified to see a huge man-like figure, at least 9 feet tall, with a sweaty, red face, protruding eyes a foot apart. The monster’s body glowed a dull green and amitted hissing sounds. The frightened woman and boys ran back to town where she immediatedly notified the sheriff. The sheriff found no evidence except pieces of material like black plastic and hos dog howled and ran from the spot.

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Passaic, New Jersey 1952

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Trindade Island 1958

1966:

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March 23, 1966 – In Oklahoma, an electronics expert of Shappard AFB found his car blocked by an unearthly craft parked across the highway with two humanlike persons apparently making repairs! They soon flew away without explanation!

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March 26th, 1966 – In Brazil, Indiana, a family said was no “joke” when they sighted a sacher shaped like a “cup” turned upside-down hovering overhead for 15 minutes.

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Spain 1967

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Belgium 1991

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Space Shuttle Atlantis 2006