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The Paraguay River Encounter – First UFO Sighting In 1846 Brazil?

First Published: August 22, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes

A bizarre incident over the Paraguay River in November 1846 us largely agreed to be the first recorded UFO incident in Brazilian history. However, when we examine reports from other countries’ UFO records of the pre-twentieth century, we find several that occurred in the 1840s from around the globe. These encounters are spread far and wide, however, might it be that these similarly timed sightings share a connection of some kind to each other…?

The Lost Five Days Of Corporal Armando Valdes

First Published: August 18, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 3 comments

The UFO incident and apparent abduction of Corporal Armando Valdes remains one of Chile’s most well-known and fascinating UFO cases. One that the Chilean authorities would even acknowledge as having taken place. Just where Valdes vanished to for an apparent five days is very much still open to debate. As is just what caused his disappearance in the first place…

The Trancas Incident – UFO Encounter In The Argentine Countryside

First Published: August 10, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 3 comments

The Trancas Incident of October 1963 is not only one of the most famous UFO encounters in Argentina’s long UFO history, but it would also go a long way to inspiring much of the storyline and scenery of the famous Hollywood blockbuster ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ released a decade and a half later. Just what happened that evening in the quiet countryside of Argentina remains a mystery, but the encounter is arguably one of the most credible on record…

The Crestview Elementary School UFO Incident

First Published: August 6, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 8 minutes 8 comments

The multiple witness UFO sighting over the Crestview Elementary School in southern Florida is another one that perhaps owes the rejuvenated interest in the case to the Internet, which would certainly play a role in witnesses seeking out each other, and consequently, putting together a fuller picture of what happened that afternoon, in full view of dozens of students and several teachers. And if it was perhaps part of a wider range of strange activity taking place in the south Florida region at the time…?

The Baker Family UFO Encounter Over Lake Erie

First Published: August 2, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 1 comment

The Baker family were driving home past Lake Eire as usual one Friday evening in March 1988 when they would experience an incident that change all of their lives. Furthermore, the incident would eventually be witnessed by two members of the Ohio Coastal Guard. What’s more, the entire Lake Eire region is one of the biggest UFO hot-sports in the United States…

The Bexleyheath UFO Landing

First Published: July 25, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes

In the summer of 1955, in the middle of the afternoon on a busy road in Bexleyheath in London, England, a spinning disc-like object landed in full view of shocked onlookers. Following a fre brief moments it would then take off and venture out into the skies over the London. UFO investigators at the time expressed their opinion that the incident was not a hoax. Nor was it a prank. That an official investigation by the UK government didn’t take place was, in their view, baffling…

The Contra Costa County UFO Landing

First Published: July 4, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 4 comments

Although it is little known now, and a “slow-burning” case at the time in that it would take almost a year before investigators and researchers to an interest in the incident, but an encounter in the West Pittsburg area of Contra Costa County, California, involved not only a sighting but an apparent landing of a strange craft. Furthermore, strange entities, who the witnesses would claim were “not people” but “something else” emerged from this landed cosmic craft…

UFO Encounters Of The Korean War

First Published: June 30, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 9 minutes 1 comment

The Korean War of the early-1950s is one that is often overlooked by history, sandwiched as it is in between the horrors that were World War Two and the Vietnam War. However, aside from the very real horrors witnessed there as in any other conflict zones, there were many UFO sightings and encounters witnessed by multiple American soldiers on numerous occasions…

The Piedmont UFO Incident and The 37th Parallel Conspiracy

First Published: June 25, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 7 minutes

For much of 1973 the United States experienced a surge of UFO activity. Just one of those sightings would feature half a high school basketball team, who after returning home following a close playoff defeat with members of their coaching staff, would witness a bizarre, brightly lit craft moving overhead and landing in a nearby field. Furthermore, the sighting would be corroborated by several other witnesses…

The Tehran UFO Jet Chase Incident

First Published: May 17, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 8 minutes

Perhaps one of the most credible and authentic UFO encounters would unfold over the skies of Tehran in Iran in the late-summer of 1976, when several military jets would actively pursue several strange objects over the country’s capitol. Not only that, but the events were witnessed by thousands of citizens below, as well as being captured on film, which eventually, in the Internet age, allowed many of us to witness the events ourselves…

The Mindalore Incident And Persistent UFO Activity South Africa

First Published: April 28, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 10 minutes

South Africa, as beautiful and historic a country as it is, is perhaps not one of the first place many of us will think about when the subject of UFOs and aliens is brought up. However, South Africa has been subject to some of the most fascinating sightings in the history of ufology. And from an ancient astronaut perspective, this is where the first missions to mine gold took place. It would, then, make sense for sightings to occur there today in contemporary times…

The Cowichan Hospital Encounter

First Published: April 21, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 1 comment

Perhaps one of the most little-known UFO incidents took place in the early hours of New Year’s Day 1970 in British Columbia, Canada, when the several staff members on the night shift at Cowichan District Hospital would witness a strange craft, with occupants, at extremely close range. What made the sighting even more credible, were the corroborating sightings in the same region in the hours that followed the incident…

The 1973 Mansfield Coyne Helicopter UFO Incident

First Published: April 16, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes

Still considered to be one of the most genuine and authentic UFO encounters, the incident over Mansfield, Ohio in October 1973 – when much of the United States was experiencing a wave of strange aerial sightings – would see four experienced and respected military pilots witness an object seemingly from out of this world at extremely close range. Furthermore, multiple residents on the ground would also witness the events, which officially, remain unexplained to this day…

The Bone-Chilling Deadly UFO Encounter Of Joao Prestes Filho

First Published: March 30, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 2 comments

A UFO encounter from Brazil in 1946 is without a doubt one of the most harrowing and horrifying close encounters on record. 44-year-old Joao Prestes Filho would experience a sudden and agonizing death following an attacker “not from this world” would captivate UFO researchers and investigators in the years that followed. Just what did happen to Filho, and was it extraterrestrial in nature…?

The Long UFO History Of The Bass Strait Triangle

First Published: February 5, 2018 - Last Updated: September 8, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes

Not only is the Bass Stait, which runs between the south eastern coast of Australia and the island of Tasmania, a place where numerous ships and planes have seemingly disappeared without a trace, it is also a hot-spot of UFO activity. And what’s more, it has been for some time. Might it be that the two strange phenomena share a connection with the other…?