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The 1957 Merom “Light Beam” UFO Incident

First Published: October 18, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes 1 comment

A UFO incident from Indiana in November 1957 is not only memorable due to it occurring in the middle of a mini UFO wave, but because the main witness would go on to suffer medical complications from the incident, even requiring a stay in hospital. Even more unnerving, he would receive a visit from the United States Air Force in the aftermath of the sighting. And after listening to his encounter, would tell him he was not to speak to anyone else about the incident…

The 1994 Newport Chemical Depot UFO Incident

First Published: October 14, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes

A brief UFO sighting in the early hours of a September morning, witnessed by two security officers at the Newport Chemical Depot is yet another example of a connection between nuclear materials and facilities and these alleged cosmic visitors from elsewhere in the universe. What is this apparent interest in this aspect of humanity and should it be something that concerns is…?

The Karnes City Uranium Mine UFO Sighting

First Published: October 11, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes

A little-known UFO sighting from Karnes City in Texas in the summer of 1971 may well have be overlooked by many, even inside UFO circles. However, the fact it occurred over an active uranium mine connects it to other similar incidents over other similar locations in different parts of the planet – and, in some cases, different eras in time. Perhaps further long-term study might reveal not only a pattern to these UFOs with an apparent interest in such facilities, but also might suggest a reason why they are happening in the first place…

The 1977 Flora, Mississippi UFO Encounter

First Published: September 13, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 8 minutes

A sighting just outside the small town of Flora, Mississippi in the winter of 1977 would draw a considerable amount of attention at the time. When we look at the sighting today in retrospect – over 40 years later, no less – it would appear that a mini-wave of sorts was underway. One that spread over to the neighboring state of Louisiana to boot…

The 1981 Queens “Bell” UFO Incident

First Published: August 5, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes 1 comment

A bizarre and little-known UFO sighting from the fall of 1981 in the Corona district of Queens was witnessed by at least ten people and would feature in local newspapers in the weeks that followed. However, not only does the case remain unsolved, no extensive investigation appears to have taken place. Furthermore, a similar sighting around six months earlier over nearby Montauk could very be connected…

The Amarante UFO Incident

First Published: August 3, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 14 minutes

A UFO encounter from Autumn 1981 from the north east region of France is one that is almost unheard of outside of French UFO circles. It is, though, potentially one of the most important UFO cases on record. Not least as it demonstrates the importance of investigating thoroughly the location of UFO sightings. Physical evidence was left behind following this particular sighting. Evidence that just might tell us a lot of the technology on display…

The Strange And Intriguing Val Johnson Case

First Published: August 2, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 8 minutes

The case of Val Johnson from the summer of 1979 remains unsolved four decades after it occurred. It also remains a topic of focus for researchers from fields ranging from UFOs to the paranormal and the supernatural. That something took place on the lonely country road in the state of Minnesota is without doubt. What it might have been, however, remains the focus of investigation still today…

The Cherry Creek UFO Landing

First Published: July 22, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 8 minutes

Although it was seemingly thoroughly investigated at the time, an apparent UFO landing encounter in the summer of 1965 in Cherry Creek New York remains relatively little-known, and most certainly unexplained. As we will examine, there were several similar sightings in the New York region around the same time as the Cherry Creek landing incident. It isn’t that much of a stretch of the imagination to think they may be connected…

The 1879 Mothership UFO And Early New York Close Encounters

First Published: July 1, 2019 - Last Updated: September 7, 2020 - Reading Time: 11 minutes

In the modern age of UFO sightings and encounters, the state of New York is one of those locations with an abundance of such incidents to its name. However, these incidents date back centuries. And very likely, they go back even longer before the settlers came over from Europe. Indeed, the Empire State has a long and rich history of mysterious and strange occurrences…

The Deadly Grouse Mountain UFO Encounter

First Published: June 23, 2019 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 17 minutes 5 comments

A fatal crash resulting in the death of an active United States Air Force pilot has long rumoured to have been caused by the pilot’s instructions to pursue a UFO. There are several very similar incidents on record, each with very similar results. Is the Grouse Mountain crash the result of another intercept mission by the United States Air Force? And have they successfully covered up the circumstances for over half a century…?

The Kinross Incident – The Disappearance Of Felix Moncla And Robert Wilson

First Published: May 26, 2019 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 17 minutes 1 comment

The incident of 23rd November 1953 would see not one, but two members of the United States Air Force vanish seemingly without a trace in a matter of seconds. What’s more, the actual events of that mysterious evening are still unexplained. The two pilots are technically considered dead – but what happened to them? What bizarre and otherworldly fate awaited them and just what did the United States Air Force know of the incident that the public don’t…?

UFO Encounters Over The Yukon

First Published: April 28, 2019 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 20 minutes 1 comment

The Yukon region of Canada is perhaps one of the most discreet and understated UFO hot-spots on the planet. And what’s more, such encounters go back decades, very likely, centuries. Indeed, the Yukon region of Canada, much like the American state of Alaska – which for all intents and purposes are the same stretch of land – has a long and still active history of UFO and alien encounters. So active, in fact, that the UFO community can’t ignore the region any longer…

The Algerian War Incident – UFO Sighting Over The Foreign Legion

First Published: April 12, 2019 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 8 minutes

Like many other conflicts of the twentieth century, the Algerian War had its fair share of UFO sightings. One in particular in the summer of 1958 stands out from the rest. Not least due to the obscure nature of the events that would follow the main witness. Just what did happen that evening at an outpost of the Foreign Legion…?

The Wayne City UFO Chase, The Ronnie Austin Encounter

First Published: April 7, 2019 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 18 minutes

An incident through Wayne City in Illinois in the summer of 1963 would see a strange, glowing, object following a teenage couple as they drove home from the drive-in movie theatre. After dropping his girlfriend at her parent’s home, the object would then actively pursue driver, Ronnie Austin, following him right the way to his family’s farm house, leading to further witnesses in what would prove to be but one such incident in a discreet wave of UFO sightings in Illinois at the time…

The 1972 Kera UFO Incident

First Published: April 5, 2019 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 8 minutes

A case from Japan in the summer of 1972 remained relatively unknown until the early 2000s when it was “fictionalized” in a comic strip for a UFO magazine. So popular was the comic that UFO enthusiasts and researchers began to take an interest in the case, eventually reopening an investigation in 2007. Just what did the five teenage boys witness in a rice field, not just once, but on several occasions…