The McMinnville UFO photographs were taken on a farm near McMinnville, Oregon in 1950. The photos were reprinted in LIFE magazine and in newspapers across the nation, and are often considered to be among the most famous ever taken of a UFO.
” Reporting on incoming UFO cases allows early news on selected reports to reach a wider audience, but does leave a wide door open that does not include expert analysis on identifiable objects that are man made or produced by Mother Nature. The few incidents of hoaxing is also a possibility.
This story opens at 2:30 p.m. on November 8, 2012, near Rachel by the “black mailbox spot at Area 51” – a slice of UFO coverage that may have already been over-reported during the past few decades with an endless supply of documentaries and network television summaries ” [extract from article].
” (I was looking from) the 63rd Street overpass over the 205 and I saw off toward the south three red-orange lights that were drifting easterly slowly that then seemingly vanished. As I continued to watch, I observed four more red-orange lights rising up from a single point on the horizon, separated by about 45 seconds each ” [extract from article].
” Either way, this is a rare convergence of science and journalism, one so desperately missing from America’s unending conundrum with The Great Taboo. Between now and the long wait before the next time, we’ll continue to choke down the sort of “X-Files” swill ladled out by the likes of Fox 4 in Naples ” [extract from article].
He said the media were narrow-minded as they portrayed all UFO spotters mad and accused the government covering up a lot of things.
He added: “They [the media] portray people interested in the subject as mad. The media are only interested in entertainment value when they don’t have much else to report on ” ” [extract from article].
“ Malcolm Robinson, who lives in the Old Town, Hastings has taken part in a documentary about the Livingston UFO “attack” which took place in 1979.
He will explain the bizarre case of local forester Robert Taylor who reported encountering an extraterrestrial spacecraft in woodland.
Mr Taylor, who died in 2007, reported a UFO hovering above a small clearing in the wood and two small mine-like objects dropped from beneath the craft which proceeded to roll across the grass and attack him ” [extract from article].
” On Nov. 20, 2012, Scottish Television (STV) Glasgow reported how Strathclyde Police records released under the United Kingdom Freedom of Information Act include “144 official records of people calling about supernatural sightings,” including UFOs and ETs ” [extract from article].
” Extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects are the day to day business of SMERF, the Springbrook Mountain Extraterrestrial Response Force.
Andre Clayden, a ‘serious’ astronomer and self-described middle man between ufologists and alien spotters, takes calls through the night about strange events in the sky; objects that change colour and direction, make sounds and generally confound and excite their audience ” [extract from article].
Although not a UFO sighting i thought it would be of interest :
” Did the Mars rover Curiosity sniff signs of life last week? It’s not clear yet, but scientists have definitely seen something interesting. Everyone is keeping mum, but potential findings by the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, one of Curiosity’s prime life-hunting instruments, have Mars-watchers on the edges of their seats ” [extract from article]. Other references can be found at Time , and space.com (among many others). The reading smight not be available for a while though.
“ The photographer explained that he was at Gila Bend, Arizona conducting a sunset photo shoot. “I was concentrating on shooting the sunset. Suddenly, my eye caught a strange object flying over the hills. I turned my Nikon d7000 camera to capture the object. The camera uses a 105mm lens on a tripod and I managed to shoot five pictures,” he shared ” [extract from article].
” The 6-foot wide metal cylinder partially made of titanium steel was found near Otradnensky, a village two thousand miles from Moscow. Locals have labeled it as space junk, a UFO fragment, or the fuel tank of an American ballistic missile ” [extract from article].
” Great instincts, but let’s be clear. No, you didn’t talk to all the experts. Please interview more than one. Also: Those platoons of amateur videographers you showed standing watch at Federal Heights, the prescribed vista for shooting UFOs — have they caught anything? Did you look at their footage? And sorry, you DO know what else to do, you even mentioned it on the show: conduct some triangulating camera work ” [extract from article].
” To be totally truthful, you can’t tell whether this is a spaceship, or just a bunch of clouds which look like one. It’s a big universe out there, with many mysteries beyond the scope of human comprehension. Regardless, this encounter still raises some interesting questions, because it happened on Florida’s “Space Coast,” on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s certainly an alarming sight, whatever it may be ” [extract from article].
” UFO sightings are reported quite frequently in any given week, but confirmations are scarce. But if it does no harm to anyone, why kill the curiosity? The truth is (still) out there, as fans of X-Files would say. What readers can do is simply take each UFO report, video, and blog entry with a grain of salt ” [extract from article].
” Highlights from this intriguing historical record include a Royal Air Force sighting (both visual and on radar), a bright light with a triangular-shaped wing that defied explanation by local police and air traffic controllers as well as cigar-shaped objects seen by a Telegraph reporter ” [extract from article].
” If you really knew how much behind the scenes research that goes on that we never hear about, it would amaze you. I am ex-military and have been around many Top Secret pieces of technology I cannot discuss. At one point, I held Top Secret Clearance when I was in the Army as a result of my duties. I now realize that I haven`t seen but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our government`s new technological advances, military weaponry and their capabilities ” [extract from article].
” Thieme joined “The UFO History Group” consortium of researchers/writers, including Michael Swords and Robert Powell, who spent four years delving into the response the U.S. government and other world agencies have given the UFO phenomenon. The group used government documents and other archival sources to explore what military and intelligence insiders think about UFOs and their possible threat to world security.
The book includes Wisconsin UFO sightings – a 1951 report from St. Croix and Marinette in 1956.
“UFOs and Government” readers might find the book unsettling for what it reveals about how governments operate and about the UFO phenomenon itself ” [extract from article].
” On Monday or Tuesday night on October 29 or 30, at least four people at the Challenge petrol station on Malfroy Rd witnessed five glowing orbs move slowly across the road toward Sunset Rd for about 30 seconds before they disappeared behind trees.
A Challenge petrol station employee, who only wanted to be known as Michelle, said she and at least three others watched the orbs, which appeared about 8pm just before dark ” [extract from article].
” Three red lights moving over Washington State generated reports from towns about seven miles apart during the evening hours of November 27, 2012, making this west coast state one of several reporting the same odd light pattern, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database ” [extract from article].
” Now you can be a part of documenting sightings in our area – by clicking on our interactive map on to find out more and posting your own stories. You can also view video footage of alleged spaceship sightings.
The possibility of the existence of aliens has fascinated the human race for centuries, and our area is no stranger to bizarre happenings above our heads ” [extract from article].
” Chinese skywatchers marveled this month over mysterious rings of light in the night sky, and now sharp-eyed skywatchers are saying those UFO sightings were sparked by a European Ariane 5 rocket that launched two telecommunication satellites from French Guiana ” [extract from article].
” The lights were reported March 13, 1997, during a three-hour period, between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. in a space of about 300 miles, from the Nevada-Arizona line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson. There were two distinct events — a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over Arizona and a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area ” (extract from article).
Below i have added links and videos to this event: There were those that believe that the phenomena was of alien design, those who believed that they were military flares; others who believed they were a stealth blimp. Will we ever find out what they really were ?
For an interesting report on the Pheonix Lights please see NUFORC.org
” At approximately 6:55 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, March 13, 1997, a young man in Henderson, Nevada, reportedly witnessed a V-shaped object, with six large lights on its leading edge, approach his position from the northwest and pass overhead. In his subsequent written report to the National UFO Reporting Center, he described it as appearing to be quite large, approximately the “size of a (Boeing) 747”, and said that it generated a sound which he equated to that of “rushing wind.” It continued on a straight line toward the southeast and disappeared from his view over the horizon.
This sighting is perhaps the earliest of a complex series of events that would take place during the next 2-3 hours over the states of Nevada, Arizona, and possibly New Mexico, and which would quickly become known as the “Phoenix Lights” sightings. It involved sightings by tens, or perhaps even hundreds, of thousands of witnesses on the ground, and it gave rise to a storm of controversy over what had caused the event ” (extract from article).
Also a very informative article entitled:
ADDENDUM TO THE REPORT ON PHOENIX LIGHT ARRAYS
by Bruce Maccabee, originally posted Sept. 30, 1998; updated to March, 2002 can be seen here ….in which he believes they were flares?
one large article against flares and other usual suspects (ie swamp gas, meteors,ect) being the cause, is steve Lantz in “The Pheonix Lights…. Debunking the Debunkers“.
I have had a very interesting e-mail from Fred Ewers ( who gave permission for his name to be added to this blog post).
” Dan, I am a semi-retired man 63 years of age and my wife and I recently (Nov 18,08) had a life changing experience. We saw an awesome display of large lights in the southern sky over Stephenville. I determined the lights to be approximately 8miles south at an altitude of approximately 5,000 ft.
The measurement from left to right was 1 to 2 miles in width. The lights had to be 50+ feet in diameter. First there were three very symmetrical horizontal lights, then a space was skipped and another three identical lights appeared to the west.
The first three went off and then came back on and then they all went off. Entire time lasp was maybe 15 seconds. The lights took on the appearance of port hole windows of a ship if you can imagine with bright light amber fluorescent lights inside. The lights were soft, no glare or prisms as car lights produce. Instantly on and off. Were not military flares as the military wants residents to believe.
We THINK we are anxious to find the origin of these lights.
Thank you. Fred Ewers Stephenville, Texas USA “
In a later correspondence, Fred mentioned that:
” No one at this point in time has the ability to come up with an answer. Who or whatever is responsible will eventually show up and I believe it could change the world. I failed to mention that the exact same lights appeared last Thursday night at about the same time and place. Numerous educated drug free citizens saw them for 20+ seconds“.
My thanks to Fred for coming forward to report this.
Did you see these lights as well?
Would you like to describe what you saw? and where you were at the time, the size and shape of the UFOs, approximate height, and how long the sighting lasted for; or to even just add a comment here.
At this time, apart from MUFON and some other websites, it is quite hard to find other recent sightings around Stephenville, apart from Matt Collin’s recent sighting.
Whatever is going on, it would be nice to try and get a sensible answer, as too what everyone is seeing…. if the UFOs are military or otherwise.
It is evident however, that whatever it is, is not going away.
For those of you who think Fred might be making it all up, well all i can say is, that you have to take all you receive in all honesty, until proven otherwise, and i do.
I would also welcome any theories, as too what it is that Fred saw….
In the Empire Tribune it mentions activity from last Thursday also (which has only just come to my attention, after writing the above).
” County residents are once again seeing more than just stars in the night sky. Reports of large, orange lights started pouring into law enforcement Thursday night.
Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said the county dispatcher reported six calls between 7:33 and 7:44 p.m. coming in from various areas in the county. From Highway 108 to Highway 67 and out to CR 454, callers reported clusters of large orange or amber lights ” (extract from article).
The last paragraph mentions that “ United States Air Force Reserve Major Karl D. Lewis with the 301st Fighter Wing said people most likely saw a training exercise.
“F-16s from the 301st Fighter Wing/457th Fighter Squadron continue to train in the Brownwood Military Operating Area (MOA) during the day and night for training operations. We were conducting our normal training in the Brownwood MOA on February 5th,” Lewis said ” (extract from article).
Is this plausible….. do you believe this as an explanation?
” At about 7:15pm this evening on the horizon in the North West, there they were 3 hovering bright red lights.
Nothing like I have ever seen.
They would sporadically appear and disappear in different locations in the same part of the sky ” (extract from article). I also noted in the comments section below this, that others also had ufo sightings.
For instance Rogena mentioned, “I too, saw several red lights in a row, slowly moving South to North. I am south of Cisco and would place the objects (during my sighting on Jan. 30, 09, between 7:20 to 7:25 p.m.), to have been possibly North of the Dublin area. I have made a report to MUFON.com “.
Another guy Jonathan ” I have seen these lights a few times around the area. This is no joke. There is some reason why they are choosing this area of Central Texas to visit. I never believed in UFO’s until I saw one near Clairette about 4 months ago that I reported to MUFON“.
” Matt said the object appeared about 25 to 30 degrees off the horizon in the northwest sky toward Stephenville. He said he could definitely see a dark mass between the sets of lights.
“I’m not sure how close or far away it was,” Matt said. “It could have been over Chalk Mountain. But, it was definitely in the direction of Stephenville.”
Then on Saturday it was back. This time it was about 9:30 p.m., shortly after Matt appeared on the WB 33 (KDAF-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth) news discussing the sighting he had witnessed two nights before” (extract from article). It also mentions other individual witnesses; it beggers the question, how many more saw it, and didnt report or mention it to anyone; or other sightings on other nights?
For now, it is a UFO (that’s Unidentified Flying Object), clear and simple; however a secret military Installation is nearby (link to an article i wrote a while back) and could hold an answer to the UFO?
Thanks to Matt, this has come to the attention of us all, and i wish him good luck with any new sightings.
Following on from my blog post entitled “million fax to Washington – 77 days to change the World” i had an interesting e-mail fromRobert Stanley, referring to an article he has made available – i refer to it below in full; quite a few people have expressed an opinion that there will be no disclosure on UFOs, and some saying that the US government have nothing of interest on them.
I am going to be honest, and say that i do not know what they have on the UFO subject, but the fact that they have given us nothing of worth, is not helping them at all. This is reflected in the light that the french have given us UFO information, and recently the British government, has started giving us UFO files (the first batch in may, another in November and more on the way).
This is to be commended, and therefore it follows, that the US should at the least, give us what information they have similar to the British government (although this is not disclosure as such, it would be a start). I also wonder, how much the goverments of the world know on UFOs, and whether they have just ignored it, feeling that it will just go away (hopefully).
Therefore i feel it is worth taking part, as the more pressure we can place on those in government, the more likely we are of achieving our goals.
We all have different goals and different expectations, but i believe that we should all unite, and exert pressure, to demand more on what they know about UFOs.
The post by Robert Stanley: [please note: due to the size of my page on this blog, i had to redo the article from Robert Stanley…..i hope i have done it reasonable justice,if not i apologise…please see the original article here ].
November 6, 2008
to PresidentElect Obama
Dear President Elect Obama,
Your campaign was based on a simple, but profound promise — change. There is one important aspect of the current bureaucracy in Washington, D.C., that desperately needs to change — UFO secrecy.
As president elect you have most likely been briefed on the more than 240 alien incursions of the restricted/prohibited airspace over Washington, D.C., that have transpired since 1948. Pentagon intelligence officers may have also briefed you on the failed military intercepts that occurred in this same period.
Some of these hostile intercepts proved fatal to our veteran, combat pilots — a tragic waste of life. However, the attempted military intercepts in 1948, 1952, 2002, etc. are what directly led to the current political stance on this subject — total silence.
Despite the fact that hundreds of people have seen and or photographed non-terrestrial, exotic aerospace craft passing over sensitive areas of Washington, D.C., we are told that officially nothing unusual is going on.
This situation has got to change. However, I am certain that your transition team leaders, specifically John Podesta, will urge you not to address this issue publicly.
However, I was told by Podesta’s people that despite the fact that most of these violation of U.S. airspace by UFOs were witnessed by credible citizens of D.C. and or seen or radar scopes, and or photographed, no one holding political or public office would be willing to officially address the issue.
The reason for the official silence was actually quite simple. No one really knew what to do about it. More importantly, if an elected official were to officially admit anything publicly regarding the ongoing UFO incursions of U.S. airspace… that individual (and perhaps their federal agency) would be held personally responsible by the public to deal with the problem.
During your campaign, you stated your willingness to have a dialogue with all world leaders regardless of their political views. Are you also willing to engage in an open, diplomatic dialogue with the occupants of the unidentified aerospace craft visiting Washington, D.C.? If not, why not?
As reported in my book “Close Encounters on Capitol Hill,” according to NATO’s classified UFO threat assessment in the 1960s, many of the occupants of these exotic space craft are in fact human and that the others species were various types of intelligent humanoids.
More importantly, NATO concluded that these interplanetary people did not pose a direct threat to our national or international security. If that is true, then why should we continue to deny the existence of human beings from other worlds and refuse to engage them in open, diplomatic debate?
In closing, I would like to make it crystal clear that this is an ongoing situation that will not go away simply by ignoring or denying it exists. Exotic, non-terrestrial spacecraft have historically been sighted and or photographed all over the world. But, they are extremely interested in Washington, D.C.
To illustrate my point, listed below are some of the most recent eyewitness accounts and photographs from our nation’s capital.
The following violation of controlled airspace took place in Washington, D.C., at approximately 9:00 p.m., on September 23, 2008. According to one of the witnesses, “My family and I were driving down Constitution Street when we first saw three unidentified lights moving very smoothly and rather slowly behind the Freedom statue that stands on top of the Capitol building’s rotunda.When we got to Union Station, we had a better view of the Capitol and the UFOs were still in sight, but now they were going in a different direction. On our way back home, we got the best view yet of these UFOs.
We could see the light on these craft were circular, but since it was night we couldn’t actually see the actual structure of the spacecraft. We went back to Capitol Hill later that night with binoculars, but we didn’t see anything. However when we were there, a security helicopter was flying around the Capitol with a search light.”
Another violation of controlled airspace transpired in Washington, D.C., at 10:06 p.m., on August 17, 2008. According to the photographer/witness, “While standing on a roof top on 13th and N streets NW, I captured a high-resolution image of a spherical UFO that left a trail of energy as it accelerated into the night sky.
I was using a Nikon D700 which is the most advanced digital camera currently available on the market. My sample shows a bright, white, egg-shaped anomaly with blue and red lights that is leaving a trail of residual energy at a 45 degree angle. No noise was heard? The image I obtained is extraordinary!”
Another violation of controlled airspace took place in Washington, D.C., at approximately 8:00 p.m., on August 13, 2008. According to one of the witnesses, “My friends and I were on a trip to D.C. That evening, we were walking west on the National Mall towards the Smithsonian Metro Station when I noticed a strange object in the sky.
It appeared to be cylindrical in shape and dark, gray maybe or a dull metallic color; it was relatively well offset by the colors of the evening sky so it was plainly visible to the naked eye. It seemed to be fairly large and distant and was totally stationary for some time.
After I first noticed it I didn’t point it out until I realized that it had not moved at all for close to thirty seconds. I then pointed the UFO out to my four friends who all saw it, but we could not decide what it was. The general consensus seemed to be that it might be a kite of some sort, but to me it seemed too high in the sky and too large to be a kite.
Also, the area of the sky [which is restricted/prohibited airspace] it was in did not see like a place where anyone would fly a kite of any sort. I pulled out my cell phone to take a picture of the UFO.
The clouds behind the object could be seen clearly on the screen, but the UFO did not appear in my camera despite that fact that as I mentioned before it was plainly visible to the naked eye, a fact that I pointed out to my friends who all saw it. If I recall correctly, I also heard someone in another group that we passed that night mention that they witnessed the UFO.
The strange object remained stationary for several minutes before moving slightly down and to the right and away from our view. The object was perhaps 30 to 40 degrees in the sky to the WNW, generally in the area of the sky between the Washington monument and the White House, but probably more distant.
It particularly struck me as odd because this is not a residential area, and as far as I know restricted air space, also this is the area of the sky were aircraft approach Reagan National airport.”
Another violation of controlled airspace occurred in Washington, D.C., at 8:09 p.m. on August 4, 2007. An anonymous photographer was taking pictures while standing at the Washington Monument which is the center of P51 (prohibited/restricted) airspace of the nation’s capital.
The photographer did not see the triangular UFO while taking the picture. Photographic analysis shows the UFO was emitting an exotic energy field propulsion as it moved through the sky — see image below.
Note how the shape of the objects in 1949 is the same as 2007-2008
Apollo 16 – Compare the triangular formation of UFOsabove to the July 1949 Pentagon photo.
Here is the recent Larry King Live video, on the Stephenville UFO incident ( that took place january 2008 ) that was aired on 11th July, 2008.
****As of this moment (19th august2008)this video has been removed/deleted…. if i can find another link, i will add it ***** if any one can find a link for this elsewhere, i would really appreciate it if you could post it below in the comments…
Thanks to ghf10 for placing this on youtube for us too see…..
The video is divided into 4 parts, but could be made unavailable at any time; i will endeavour to find another link to this, if it disappears…but sometimes this is impossible? so please take this on board..thanks.