Monday, 16 October 2017

UFO News Article (Blog):
“Still looks like rain”

By Billy Cox, 13 October 2017
(De Void, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Florida)

Billy Cox reports about the 24 October 1968 Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, UFO case and Tom DeLonge’s company, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science.

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Aerial view of Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Google Searches:
Focus On Glenn Ryder’s Involvement
In the Hickson/Parker UFO Incident

The Charles Hickson/Calvin Parker UFO incident occurred in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on 11 October 1973.

Glenn Ryder was a Jackson County Deputy Sheriff at the time of the Pascagoula UFO incident.

(Search term: Glenn Ryder Pascagoula UFO) (All)

(Glenn Ryder Pascagoula UFO) (Videos)

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Satellite photo of Pascagoula, Mississippi (
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

UFO Article:
“There I Was: The X-Files Edition”

14 March 2015
(, U.S.A.)

The article reports on the 14 November 2004 USS Nimitz UFO incident (occurred about a hundred miles south west of San Diego, California).

Wikipedia article: “USS Nimitz”:

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) (
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UFO News Article & TV News Report:
“I-Team: Public company
launched to investigate UFOs”

11 October 2017
(CBS KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada)

George Knapp reports on Tom DeLonge’s company, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science.

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Friday, 13 October 2017

UFO TV Talk Show (Audio):
“Dick Cavett Show on UFOs 11-2-73 -
Interview with Charles Hickson”


The TV talk show discusses the 11 October 1973 Charles Hickson/Calvin Parker UFO case (occurred in Pascagoula, Mississippi).

I also reported about this TV talk show on 9 June 2016.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

UFO Article (Blog):
“The Newhouse Utah Movie - Part Two”

By Kevin D. Randle, 24 December 2013
(A Different Perspective, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Delbert C. Newhouse, a U.S. Navy Warrant Officer and Chief Photographer, filmed several manoeuvring UFOs over Tremonton, Utah, on 2 July 1952, at 11:00 a.m.

Quote from the article:
“Well, as I have said, repeatedly, nothing is simple in the world of the UFO. Skeptics have made a big deal out of a letter written by Dr. James McDonald in which he quotes from his 1970 interview with Delbert Newhouse that he, Newhouse, was ‘…positive they had cut the first 10 or 20 feet [of the film], which were shot when the objects were very much closer…’ There was also discussion by Newhouse that he had not received the original film back and that seems to be borne out by various letters and memos contained in the Project Blue Book files.

However, this does seem to strengthen, to a degree, Newhouse’s statements to McDonald some twenty (or 18) years after the fact. He said the film was altered, he said that frames were missing, and he was correct about both those things.”

The fact that the U.S. Air Force tampered with both the 1950 Nicholas Mariana film and the 1952 film recorded by Delbert C. Newhouse – seems to point towards that the U.S. Air Force or another U.S. government agency/group collects and keeps the best UFO evidence.

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Freeze-frame from the 2 July 1952 Delbert C. Newhouse UFO film
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

UFO Newsletter Issue:
“U.F.O. Historical Revue”

No. 7, September 2000
(UHR, Stoneham, Massachusetts)

This issue focuses on the question of tampering (by the U.S. Air Force) with the 15 August 1950 (or 5 August 1950, according to some sources) Nicholas Mariana UFO film.

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Film freeze-frame of the August 1950 Great Falls, Montana, UFOs
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

UFO News Article:
“The farmer who saw and the Mountie who believed: Sask.’s most famous UFO sighting”

29 September 2017
(Regina Leader-Post, Canada)

The article reports on the Edwin Fuhr UFO encounter.

Fuhr, a 36-year-old farmer, sighted 5 UFOs in Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada, on 1 September 1974, at around 
10:30 a.m.

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Edwin Fuhr points to where he saw one of the UFOs
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Sunday, 8 October 2017

UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Radar/Visual At Air Force Radar Site
Sept. 1, 1952
Yaak, Montana”


The whole UFO case report:
Brad Sparks:
Sept. 1, 1952; Yaak, Montana (BBU 2023)
4:45 a.m. Visual sighting by 2 USAF enlisted men, radar tracking by 3 men using FPS-3 radar set. 2 small, varicolored lights became black silhouettes [of ‘dark, cigar-shaped object’?] at dawn, flew erratically. 1 hours. (Berliner; cf. Ruppelt p. 194)

Loren Gross:
A newsman from Oleans, New York, a Mr. Bob Barry, interviewed a S/Sgt. William Kelly who was stationed at the Yaak radar installation in 1953. According to Sgt. Kelly, on one occasion UFOs appeared on the site's radar screens exhibiting changes of direction as many as five times a minute. Some course changes w«re 90 degrees and speeds were measured as high as 1,500 mph. Six blips at one time appeared on the radar scopes and the strange targets came within 10 miles of the GCI site. So close was the indicated range the radar personel left their windowless operations room to check the sky with the naked eye. Sure enough, six objects could be seen in the sky an estimated 10 miles away. When first spotted, the six UFOs were in an in-trail formation, and shortly thereafter the six UFOs changed to an in-line abreast grouping. Finally, the UFOs switched to a vertical stack. Sgt. Kelly said he remembers tracking the UFOs on the radar executing vertical climbs that exceeded the limit of the site's height finding equipment (This was probably 100,000 feet). 19. (UFOs: A History, 1953: Aug-Dec.,  Pg.5; 19. Hall, UFO Evidence, Pg. 85)

Mike Swords:
Ruppelt was very high on this case as it is listed as one of the prime cases brought before and discussed by the Robertson panel (*). James McDonald also has file on it. (Ruppelt probably mis-remembered and put it (book) one month early [it is September 1, instead of August 1).”

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Saturday, 7 October 2017

UFO News Article:
“Airmen report flying saucer”

7 October 1952
(News, Adelaide, Australia)

Source: Trove, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT,

The whole article:
“Two French airmen have reported having sighted a luminous, cigar-shaped object, probably travelling at between 1,300 and 1,800 m.p.h., as they flew over the Mediterranean coast.”

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Google Website Searches:
Focus On China Lake Naval Station UFO Incidents

Many U.S. Navy personnel and civilians have observed UFOs in China Lake, California, through the years, according to the book, Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald’s Fight for UFO Science (written by Ann Druffel). Many of the sightings were made during the 1950s and 1960s.

The address of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake
1 Administrative Circle, Ridgecrest, California.

Website: National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (

(Search term: “China Lake”)

(“Ridgecrest California”)

Website: UFO DNA (

(“China Lake”)

(“Ridgecrest California”)

Commander, Navy Installations Command ( article:
“Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake”:

Quote from the article:
NAWS China Lake provides and maintains land, facilities and other assets that support the Navy’s research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E) of cutting-edge weapons systems for the warfighter.”

Wikipedia article: “Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake”:

USGS orthographic image showing the main runways at NAWS China Lake (text by Wikipedia) ( photo)

Indian Wells Valley, showing Ridgecrest, California and the China Lake area (text by Wikipedia) ( photo)

Satellite photo of Ridgecrest, California (
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Thursday, 5 October 2017

UFO Article:
“Subject: Case 35 (Condon Report),
Vandenberg AFB, Oct. 6, 1967”

By Francis Ridge, 3 June 2009

Quote from the article:
“This is one I had missed, probably because  it was selected by the Condon Committee and because the explanations given appeared to indicate it wasn’t that good a case. It’s a good thing I read about it in Ann Druffel’s ‘Firestorm.’

According to her report (page 399) the incident began when Vandenberg AFB radar detected a very large stationary object some miles over the Pacific off the Northern California coast. Later, radar detected numerous small, but strong, targets traveling eastward in irregular flight. The location and time of Case #35 was listed in the Condon Report as ‘South Pacific, Fall 1967.’

The Vandenberg incidents, therefore, possibly represented a ‘carrier craft’ releasing numbers of smaller UFOs. Large UFOs like this had appeared off the California coast from time to time, reportedly hovering for hours some miles at sea. If the Vandenberg main object was a ‘carrier craft,’ the Vandenberg reports and the China Lake aviator sighting could possibly be linked. In McDonald’s files, no indication had been found that he managed to track down the NWC aviator sighting.”

Wikipedia article: “Vandenberg Air Force Base”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“Vandenberg Air Force Base (IATA: VBG, ICAO: KVBG, FAA LID: VBG) is a United States Air Force Base 9.2 miles (14.8 km) northwest of Lompoc, California. It is under the jurisdiction of the 30th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).

Vandenberg AFB is a Department of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters (Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, Atlas V, and Delta IV) and reusable boosters (SpaceX's Falcon 9). Wing personnel also support the Service's LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation program.

In addition to its military mission, the base also leases launch pad facilities to SpaceX (SLC-4E), as well as 100 acres (40 ha) leased to the California Spaceport in 1995.

Established in 1941, the base is named in honor of former Air Force Chief of Staff General Hoyt Vandenberg.

Vandenberg Air Force base will serve as one of two Pacific bases to defend against possible North Korean or Iranian missile threats. The program will have interceptor missiles that will launch to take down intermediate-range ballistic missiles that pose a threat to the United States.[3]”

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Aerial view of Space Launch Complex 6 (1985), 
Vandenberg Air Force Base, California 
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Radar/Visual & Sighting Lines Intersect
July 30, 1967
Kernville, China Lake NAS, California”


The whole UFO case report:
Brad Sparks:
July 30, 1967; Kernville, China Lake NAS / Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS), and Edwards AFB, Calif.
10:17 p.m. (PDT). George Petyak and wife Brownie in Kernville first sighted bright yellow star-like light at about 65 degree elevation to the E [towards direction of Walker Pass and China Lake], later joined by a second similar object appearing to try to ‘steer’ the first onto a ‘definite course.’ A second independent observation from China Lake NAS where object was seen [visually and/or on radar] to the W over Walker Pass (about 20 mi distance) [towards direction of Kernville] was reported to Edwards AFB ­ thus visual sighting lines intersected from opposite directions.  Controller (Mr. Buckley?) at Edwards used RAPCON (Radar Approach Control) radar (or Boron AFS FPS-35) search radar.and confirmed visual reported by China Lake but tried to dismiss 100 knot (115 mph) target as merely civil aircraft that ‘frequently’ fly over the area [but light aircraft try to avoid mountain passes]. Kernville witnesses reported by phone during sighting to Boron AFS ADC radar site (with FPS-35 long-range search radar) then Lt. Smith at Edwards AFB where RAPCON radar tracked unidentified target near Lake Isabella S (or SE?) of Kernville witnesses [by 5-10? mi] for ‘several sweeps’ at about 10:30 p.m. PDT traveling S at 50-60 mph. Kernville witnesses reported one object in the E joined by the second object, both appearing like bright stars but moving in circles relative to actual star background in clear sky; used binoculars from time to time though which UFO appeared bright blue. First seen to their E but traveling S, disappearing suddenly in clear sky at 11:30 p.m. PDT in the direction of Lancaster [S to SSE] at about 50 degree elevation, estimated height about 30,000 to 40,000 ft. (Sparks; McDonald list; Saunders/FUFOR Index; Condon Rpt p. 122) 1 hr 15 [13?] mins 2 + 1? + 1? Witnesses RV, binoculars.

It is in the Condon Report p. 122 where it is absurdly dismissed as a mysterious ‘reflected image’ with no reflecting surface only ‘turbulent air’ -- a ridiculous Menzelian debunking. The witnesses saw it up at a high 50 to 65 deg angle above the horizon in clear air where there is no possibility of mirage-like grazing angle reflection (has to be within 1 deg of horizon). And apparently it was seen and/or tracked by China Lake looking back at their direction with the UFO(s) right in the middle over Walker Pass -- Kernville witnesses looking E at them and China Lake looking or tracking W.”

Wikipedia article: “Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake is a part of Navy Region Southwest[3] under Commander, Navy Installations Command and is located in the Western Mojave Desert region of California, approximately 150 miles (240 km) north of Los Angeles. Occupying three counties – Kern, San Bernardino and Inyo – the installation’s closest neighbors are the cities of Ridgecrest, Inyokern, Trona and Darwin. The main gate of the installation is located at the intersection of Inyokern Road (Highway 178) and China Lake Blvd. in the city of Ridgecrest.”

USGS orthographic image showing the main runways at NAWS China Lake (text by Wikipedia) ( photo)

Monday, 2 October 2017

UFO Report:
The COMETA Report

Source: Internet Archive (

The 1999 French COMETA report was entitled “Les OVNI et la défense: A quoi doit-on se préparer?” (“UFOs and Defence: What must we be prepared for?”).

The UFO study was carried out over several years by an independent group of mostly former members of the Institute of Advanced Studies for National Defence (IHEDN).

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Saturday, 30 September 2017

UFO News Article:
“Canada’s best-documented UFO
sighting still intrigues, 50 years on”

21 September 2017
(CTV News, Toronto, Canada)

CTV News reports on the 4 October 1967 Shag Harbour, Canada, UFO incident.

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Map of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
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