Sunday, 20 August 2017

UFO News Article:
“One Out of Four In U.S. Believes ‘Saucers’ Real”

20 March 1950
(St. Petersburg Times, Florida)

Quote from the article:
“The Air Force wearily repeated its opinion yesterday–flying saucers are only figments of the imagination.

In Pittsburgh, Herb Morrison, a former lieutenant colonel in the Air Force and a pilot for 20 years, said,  ‘I didn’t believe in flying saucers until I saw them.’

Morrison said he saw five saucers one day while playing golf with six friends.

‘They were definitely not airplanes and two of them even appeared to be flying loose formation,’ he said.”

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

UFO News Article:
“Marine Pilots Spot Eerie Flying Object”

12 February 1953
(Greensboro Daily News, North Carolina)

Source: The UFO Chronicles

The glowing, disk-like object was sighted by four pilots stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina.

One of the pilots, Marine 1st Lieutenant Ed Balacco, saw the UFO near Edenton, North Carolina, while flying his F9F Panther jet.

Wikipedia article: “Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point”:

Satellite photo of Edenton, North Carolina (
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Friday, 18 August 2017

U.S. Government UFO Document:
“SUBJECT: Air Space Violation at Oak Ridge,

Date: 27 July 1953
(U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.)


The whole document:
“THRU: Commanding General
Third Army
Fort McPherson, Georgia
ATTN: AC of S. G2

TO: The Adjutant General
Washington 25 D.C.

1. Reference: Section VIII, paragraph 73b, AR 380-5.

2. The following report of unidentified objects by Norman H. Brown, Acting Chief, Review and Analysis Section, AEC, has been received from the Senior Instructor, USAR Instructor Group, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and is transmitted herewith in accordance with directive cited in paragraph 1, above:

‘At approximately 3:00 P.M. on July 19, 1953, an F-86 aircraft was observed flying over the Oak Ridge residential area, making circles at what appeared to the writer to be approximately 2,500 or 3,500 feet. The F-86 flew over the area in this manner for approximately ten or fifteen minutes. The writer, together with his wife, observed the aircraft through a pair of six power field glasses. After the aircraft flew in what appeared to be the direction of Knoxville, Tennessee, a black object moved out of a high white cloud, directly over the area the F-86 had been flying. This object began to travel, at a tremendous speed, in a large circle. This action on the part of the unknown object continued for at least five minutes. During the circle of this object, it appeared at times to be in the shape of a cigar and at other times round.’

‘This object was extremely black in color, having an appearance of a deep black metal exterior with a fine gloss. It did not leave a vapor trail or were there any lights of shine noticed. No sound was heard. The object flew east at a tremendous speed for what appeared to be approximately three miles where it stopped. The object was then joined by two more of these same objects. A formation similar to a spread ‘V’ was formed and the objects, at a tremendous speed flew in an eastward direction.’

3. Further information will be reported as received.

Captain, ASC Asst. Adjutant”

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Satellite photo of Oak Ridge, Tennessee (
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Thursday, 17 August 2017

UFO Case Directory:
“Black Objects Maneuver Over Area nr F-86
July 19, 1953
Oak Ridge, Tennessee”


The whole UFO case report:
Fran Ridge:
July 19, 1953; Oak Ridge, Tennessee
At approximately 3:00 P.M., an F-86 aircraft was observed flying over the Oak Ridge residential area, making circles at what appeared to be approximately 2,500 or 3,500 feet. The F-86 flew over the area in this manner for approximately ten or fifteen minutes. The witness, together with his wife, observed the aircraft through a pair of six power field glasses. After the aircraft flew in what appeared to be the direction of Knoxville, Tennessee, a black object moved out of a high white cloud, directly over the area the F-86 had been flying. This object began to travel, at a tremendous speed, in a large circle. This action on the part of the unknown object continued for at least five minutes. During the circle of this object, it appeared at times to be in the shape of a cigar and at other times round. (Not listed in neither the BB Unknowns nor the updated catalog by Brad Sparks, this incident was mentioned in the MUFON UFO Journal, Issue No. 205.  An Army document was located and is presented by the link below with a transcript.)”

NOTE: The directory contains a U.S. government (U.S. Army) UFO document.

Wikipedia article: “Oak Ridge, Tennessee”:

Related posts:,+Tennessee

“Y-12” Area at Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“Holland, MI Radar-Visual UFO Case, part two.”

By Dr. Michael D. Swords, 26 April 2012
(The Big Study)

Quote from the article:
“In part two of this legendary saga, I'm going to try to sketch out how CUFOS and I got involved with the case. That involvement ultimately led to the publication of our findings in the article in the International UFO Reporter above. Those findings encompassed only a small, albeit vital, portion of the case, as other investigators allegedly were getting the mass of the on-the-ground fieldwork data. As said in part one, it turns out that those ‘other’ researchers were either NOT getting the fieldwork data or that data was never utilized and promulgated to the rest of us. We didn't know that at the time, of course.

CUFOS got word of this explosion of UFOs over Western Michigan at about the same time that everyone else did, but CUFOS was by that time in its history no longer an organization which did onsite fieldwork except in very special circumstances. Still, CUFOS Director, Mark Rodeghier, decided that this one sounded like we should at least we should dip our toe in the water. He knew that I was not a field researcher, but that I had a friend, an old NICAP member, who used to do that. So that's who he called. My friend began looking into this.

It was instantly obvious that a chaotic circus had immediately commenced. Witnesses, other than the Graves family, were being assaulted in paparazzi fashion and being turned off everywhere. The 911 operator told my friend that he knew of a few witnesses who had seen quite a bit, but who had told him that under no circumstances was he to let out their names. One guy was an ex-USAF colonel who lived south along the coast and who would have been a superior addition to the story. But no way.

The NOAA station manager had told everyone flat that there would be no interviewing any station personnel especially the night operator who took the 911 call. They wanted none of the grief. My friend made contact not only with them [briefly] but went on to talk with NOAA HQ in Washington DC. He made a good impression. Ultimately they called him back and said that he could have the only interview with the staff, BUT he would have to bring that WMU science professor with him when he came [he'd played my ‘PhD card’ to them over the phone]. So I was stuck with a field investigation if we wanted access.”

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Map of South West Michigan (
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UFO Article (Blog):
“Holland MI Radar-Visual UFO Case,
March 8, 1994, part one:”

By Dr. Michael D. Swords, 24 April 2012
(The Big Study)

Quote from the article:
“This entry if it ever sees the light of e-space is supposed to be about the Holland, MI radar case. That case is the only true UFO case of which I ever participated in an investigation. It surprised me when I searched this blog and found that I apparently never told the story. So, here goes.

The newspaper article at the top is one of probably hundreds which reported these events, and as you veterans know, it made international news due to the involvement of the Muskegon MI NOAA radar station which watched odd things on their scope in real time, all the while being recorded by the 911 operator in Ottawa County.

The map at the left [at least I hope that it ends up somewhere in the vicinity] shows the approximate locations of the NOAA radar station [at ‘A’], the most famous of the observations [by the Graves family, at the pink dewdrop], and several of the other reported sightings, marked with yellow circles, all of which were reported as happening at or VERY near 9:30pm. Rather astonishing. And I believe a little known fact about this case. It was as if Western Michigan ‘lit up’ with UFOs at the same time.”

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Aerial view of Holland, Michigan
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Monday, 14 August 2017

UFO News Article:
“1994 Ottawa County UFO
sightings remain unexplained”

21 July 2015
(Grand Haven Tribune, Michigan)

The article reports on the March 1994 South West Michigan UFO flap.

The March 1994 (most of the UFO sightings were made on
8 March) South West Michigan UFO sightings (involved 300
witnesses) were made from Grand Rapids to the Lake Michigan
shoreline between Muskegon and South Haven.

National Weather Service radar registered the UFO activity.

Related posts:

Map of South West Michigan (
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Sunday, 13 August 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“NSA Fully Releases ‘UFOs and the IC
Blind Spot’ Doc Following FOIA Request”

10 August 2017
(The UFO Trail (

Quote from the article:
“We first explored the doc, composed at some point prior to 1979 by an unnamed author, here at The UFO Trail in the January blog post, NSA UFO Docs. Two redacted sections of the seven-page file were noted. The first section provided an example of how human response to perceived unusual phenomena can be detrimental, particularly from a military perspective. Images below show previously redacted pages on the left, with the now fully disclosed pages on the right.

Offering an example of detrimental responses, the author explained how a USAF technician ‘was engaged in first level traffic analysis and intercept processing against Soviet Bloc countries,’ when one of the countries began to report an unusual radar track. It was described as ‘a high flying fast moving object with an erratic flight pattern.’ Although identified as occasionally moving against the wind, the Bloc ‘began reporting the object as a balloon.’

‘The next Bloc nation picked up the object and continued the designation of balloon despite the erratic flight pattern, high speed, and against the wind maneuvers,’ the author continued.

It was further explained that the airman noted a variety of emotional reactions taking place among personnel within the American processing facility. Such reactions included ‘everyone was more edgy and silent than usual,’ as well as ‘aggressive and distracted responses’ to requests for clarification of some of the data.”

My comment:
The previously redacted part (the U.S. Air Force intelligence traffic intercept) of the NSA UFO document is very interesting (and revealing) on four counts.

1. The U.S. Air Force intercepted two Soviet Bloc countries’ intelligence traffic and surveilled how the Soviet Bloc countries’ military or intelligence (or both) communities handled a UFO incident.

2. The psychological reaction of the U.S. Air Force personnel shows that the people in the room were fully aware that the incident was a bona fide UFO incident (not a balloon incident).

3. The NSA was previously unwilling to declassify the portion of the document that deals with the U.S. Air Force’s surveillance of the UFO incident.

4. This is without a doubt not the only UFO incident information the U.S. military intelligence community has picked up while intercepting another country’s intelligence traffic.

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Aerial view of the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland ( ( image)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Google Website Searches:
Focus On UFO Incidents
Involving Humming UFOs

Website: UFO DNA (

(Search term: “Hum”)




UFO DNA UFO case report:
“9 December 1992 21:30
Sidney, Maine, USA

The whole UFO case report:
“Videos. Nocturnal lights over school, loud hum, shape indistinct, zigzagged.

Nocturnal lights were videotaped over a school in Sidney, Maine for three minutes at 9:30 p.m. (not a.m.). The shape of the object or objects behind the lights was indistinct, but there was a loud hum associated with the sighting. The lights zigzagged.

Objects were tracked by radar and sighted visually and videotaped. They zig-zagged through the air. Animal reactions to the objects were reported. More than one light was observed by two witnesses for over three minutes. A humming sound was heard.”

Location (of Sidney) in Kennebec County and the state of Maine
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Friday, 11 August 2017

Google Books:
U.S. Government UFO Document Presented In the Book, The UFO Cover-Up: What the Government Won’t Say

Date: 23 November 1973
(U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.)

Quote from the document:
SUBJECT: Near Midair Collision with UFO Report

1. On 18 October 1973 at 2305 hours in the vicinity of Mansfield, Ohio, Army Helicopter 68-15444 assigned to Cleveland USARFFAC encountered a near midair collision with a (an) unidentified flying object. Four crewmembers assigned to the Cleveland USARFFAC for flying proficiency were on AFTP status when this incident occurred. The flight crew assigned was CPT Lawrence J. Coyne, Pilot in Command. 1LT Arrigo Jezzi, Copilot, SSG Robert Yanacsek, Crew Chief, SSG John Healey, Flight Medic. All the above personnel are members of the 316th MED DET (HEL AMB), a tenant reserve unit of the Cleveland USARFFAC.

3. This report has been read and attested to by the crewmembers of the aircraft with signatures acknowledgeing this report.”

The document can be found on Page 239.

The book is written by Lawrence A. Fawcett and Barry J. Greenwood.

Wikipedia article: “United States Army”:

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Satellite photo of Mansfield, Ohio (
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

UFO Footage:
UFO (?) Over the Owens Valley, CA, In Aerial Video

Source: TVUFOFootage (YouTube channel)

An unknown object (in the upper left corner of the screen) rapidly outdistances the small airplane. Unknown date.

I found this UFO (?) footage while watching California aerial videos. (1/2) (2/2)

The original video:
“Aerial View of Sierra Nevada Mountain Range”
(source: Doug Winston (YouTube channel))
(the UFO footage is at 2:29 minutes into the video):

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

UFO Lecture:
“Hudson Valley UFO Sightings Revisted
(Michael Schratt Talk Danbury Library)”

Source: Danbury Public Library (YouTube channel)

Video text:
“Between 1982 and 1989, over 25,000 eyewitnesses saw a very unusual boomerang or ‘V’ shaped craft flying silently over a four state region which included New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Individuals who saw the object included doctors, lawyers, teachers, firemen, pilots, air traffic controllers, computer programmers, local law enforcement and scientists. This special fully illustrated 90 minute presentation given by Michael Schratt (military aerospace historian) sheds new light to this mystery that continues to surround the Hudson Valley of New York and Connecticut to this day. This talk was taped live on May 6, 2017 at the Danbury Library in Danbury, Connecticut.”

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UFO Article:
“UFOs in the Mainstream Media:
Washington Post Science Writer
Reveals Her Unfamiliarity with the Facts”

By Robert L. Hastings, 8 August 2017
(The UFO Chronicles, 8 August 2017)

Quote from the article:
“Regarding WAPO science writer Sarah Kaplan’s recent review of scientific commentary on the UFO phenomenon, she seems oblivious to a basic maxim: There is a distinct and fundamental difference between merely having an opinion, and having an informed opinion, on any given topic. This holds true for scientists and laypersons alike. Because very, very few scientists have actually studied the UFO phenomenon before holding forth, their pronouncements about it must be viewed for what they really are: Pontification with little or no data to support their dismissive assessments.”

Robert L. Hastings, U.S. UFO Author, Lecturer & Researcher
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