Top 100 UFO Sightings

Top 100 UFO Sightings

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“Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers, which are cited to justify it.” – President John F. Kennedy

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” — President Harry S. Truman

  1. Roswell Crash, New Mexico, USA (1947)
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    The Roswell UFO incident took place in the US in June or July 1947, when an airborne object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Explanations of what took place are based on both official and unofficial communications. Although the crash is attributed to a secret US military Air Force surveillance balloon by the US government, the most famous explanation of what occurred is that the object was a spacecraft containing extraterrestrial life. Since the late 1970’s, the Roswell incident has been the subject of much controversy, and conspiracy theories have arisen about the event. Roswell has become the most publicized of all alleged UFO incidents. On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer Walter Haut, issued a press release stating that personnel from the field’s 509th Operations Group had recovered a “flying disk,” which had crashed on a ranch near Roswell. Later that day, the press reported that Commanding General of the Eighth Air Force Roger Ramey had stated that a weather balloon was recovered by the RAAF personnel. In 1978, physicist and ufologist Stanton T. Friedman interviewed Major Jesse Marcel who was involved with the original recovery of the debris in 1947. Marcel expressed his belief that the military covered up the recovery of an ET spacecraft. His story spread through UFO circles, being featured in some UFO documentaries at the time. In February 1980, the National Enquirer ran its own interview with Marcel, garnering national and worldwide attention for the Roswell incident. Additional witnesses added significant new details, including claims of a large-scale military operation dedicated to recovering alien craft and aliens themselves, at as many as 11 crash sites, and alleged witness intimidation. In 1989, former mortician Glenn Dennis put forth a detailed personal account, wherein he claimed alien autopsies were carried out at the Roswell base.
    Links: Top Ten Military Bases, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_incident,
  2. Lights Over DC (1952)
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    The 1952 Washington, D.C. UFO incident, also known as the Washington flap or the Washington National Airport Sightings, was a series of unidentified flying object reports from July 12 to July 29, 1952, over Washington, D.C. The most publicized sightings took place on consecutive weekends, July 19–20 and July 26–27.

    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_Washington,_D.C._UFO_incident,
  3. Rendlesham Forest Incident (1980)
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    The Rendlesham Forest incident is the name given to a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights and the alleged landing of a craft or multiple craft of unknown origin in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, in late December 1980, just outside RAF Woodbridge, used at the time by the US Air Force. Dozens of USAF personnel were eyewitnesses to various events over a two- or three-day period. It is the most famous UFO event to have happened in Britain, ranking amongst the best-known UFO events worldwide. Along with the Berwyn Mountain UFO incident, it has been compared to the Roswell UFO incident in the US, and is sometimes referred to as “Britain’s Roswell.” The Ministry of Defence denied the event posed any threat to national security, and stated that it was therefore never investigated as a security matter. Later evidence indicated that there was a substantial MoD file on the subject, which led to claims of a cover-up; some interpreted this as part of a larger pattern of information suppression concerning the true nature of unidentified flying objects, by both the US and British governments. One person to take this view was eyewitness and Deputy Base Commander Colonel Charles Halt. Another was former NATO head and UK Chief of the Defence Staff Lord Peter Hill-Norton, who stated whatever happened at this USAF base was necessarily of national security interest. However, when the file was released in 2001 it turned out to consist mostly of internal correspondence and responses to inquiries from the public.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendlesham_Forest_incident,
  4. Trans-en-Provence Case (1981)
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    The Trans-en-Provence Case is one of the rare cases where an unidentified flying object is claimed to have left physical evidence, in the form of burnt residue from a field. The event took place on January 8, 1981, outside the town of Trans-en-Provence in the French département of Var. It was described in Popular Mechanics as “perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time.”
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-en-Provence_Case,
  5. Sun Craft?
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    This mysterious object was filmed interacting with the sun in a very strange way.
    Links: Top Ten Suns, Top Ten Stars,
  6. UFO in the Rings of Saturn
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    Pictures taken by Voyager 1 in 1980 apparently show a very large craft in the rings of Saturn. A book entitled “The Ringmakers of Saturn, by Ames National Laboratory Research Scientist, Norman Bergrun, attempts to address what is going on in the rings. To watch the very insightful interview with Norman Bergrun, click on the link below.
    Watch Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHmgZymhJL8,
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  7. Turkish UFO Sighting? (2008)
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    The 2008 Turkey UFO sightings were a series of videotaped and documented UFO sightings by the 42-year-old Yalcin Yalman, a night guard in Turkey. He claims they occurred between May and September 2008, mostly while the sky was dark (between 8:00pm and 5:00am), though some of the video is taken at dawn, out over the Sea of Marmara. Many witnesses confirmed the two and a half hours’ worth of video, leading the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center to dub it the “most important images of a UFO ever filmed.”
    Links: Top Ten Turkish Attractions, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Turkey_UFO_sightings,
  8. NASA Craft Photos
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    This is a copy of a NASA photo, owned by Japan’s Space Program, of two massive objects and a Mothership. The Cigar-shaped mothership appears to have two circular objects either entering or exiting the larger craft.
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  9. Chicago O’Hare Airport UFO Sighting (2006)
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    The Chicago O’Hare UFO sighting occurred on November 7, 2006, when witnesses reported seeing a saucer or disc-shaped UFO. At approximately 16:15 CST federal authorities at Chicago O’Hare International Airport received a report that a group of twelve airport employees were witnessing a metallic, saucer-shaped craft hovering over Gate C-17. The object was first spotted by a ramp employee who was pushing back United Airlines Flight 446, which was departing Chicago for Charlotte, North Carolina. The employee apprised Flight 446’s crew of the object above their aircraft. It is believed that both the pilot and co-pilot also witnessed the object. Several independent witnesses outside of the airport also saw the object. One described a “blatant” disc shaped craft hovering over the airport which was “obviously not clouds.” According to this witness, nearby observers gasped as the object shot through the clouds at high velocity, leaving a clear blue hole in the cloud layer. According to the Chicago Tribune’s Jon Hilkevitch, “The disc was visible for approximately two minutes and was seen by close to a dozen United Airlines employees, ranging from pilots to supervisors, who heard chatter on the radio and raced out to view it.” Both United Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first denied that they had any information on the O’Hare UFO sighting until the Chicago Tribune, which was investigating the report, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The FAA then ordered an internal review of air-traffic communications tapes to comply with the Tribune FOIA request which subsequently uncovered a call by the United supervisor to an FAA manager in the airport tower concerning the UFO sighting. The FAA official stance was that the sighting was caused by a ‘weather’ phenomenon and that the agency would not be investigating the incident. Many witnesses interviewed by the Tribune were very “upset” and alarmed that federal officials declined to further investigate the matter.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_O%27Hare_International_Airport_UFO_sighting,
  10. Green Fireballs (1940’s)
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    Green fireballs are a type of unidentified flying object which have been sighted in the sky since the late 1940’s. Early sightings primarily occurred in the southwestern US, particularly in New Mexico. They were once of notable concern to the US government because they were often clustered around sensitive research and military installations, such as Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratory, then Sandia base. Furthermore, the strange green balls of light appeared suddenly and were reported many times per month near such New Mexico installations, but hardly anywhere else. Meteor expert Dr. Lincoln LaPaz headed much of the investigation into the fireballs on behalf of the military. LaPaz’s conclusion was that the objects displayed too many anomalous characteristics to be a type of meteor and instead were artificial, perhaps secret Russian spy devices. The green fireballs were seen by many people of high repute including LaPaz, distinguished Los Alamos scientists, Kirtland AFB intelligence officers and Air Command Defense personnel. A February 1949 Los Alamos conference attended by aforementioned sighters, Project Sign, world renowned upper atmosphere physicist Dr. Joseph Kaplan, H-bomb scientist Dr. Edward Teller, other scientists and military brass concluded, though far from unanimously, that green fireballs were natural phenomena. To the conference attendees, only the green fire ball source was unknown, their existence was unquestioned. Secret conferences were convened at Los Alamos to study the phenomenon and in Washington by the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. In December 1949 Project Twinkle, a network of green fireball observation and photographic stations, was established but never fully implemented. It was discontinued two years later, with the official conclusion that the phenomenon was probably natural in origin. Green fireballs have been given natural, man-made, and extraterrestrial origins and have become associated with both the Cold War and ufology. Because of the extensive government paper trail on the phenomenon, many ufologists consider the green fireballs to be among the best documented examples of unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_fireballs,
  11. Foo Fighters (1944)
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    The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in WWII to describe various UFO’s or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theater of Operations. Though “foo fighter” initially described a type of UFO reported and named by the U.S. 415th Night Fighter Squadron, the term was also commonly used to mean any UFO sighting from that period. Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy. Career US Air Force pilot Duane Adams often related that he had witnessed two occurrences of a bright light which paced his aircraft for about half an hour and then rapidly ascended into the sky. Both incidents occurred at night, both over the South Pacific, and both were witnessed by the entire aircraft crew. The first sighting occurred shortly after the end of WWII while Adams piloted a B-25 bomber. The second sighting occurred in the early 1960’s when Adams was piloting a KC-135 tanker.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_fighter,
  12. Gorman Dogfight, Fargo, North Dakota (1948)
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    The Gorman UFO dogfight was a widely publicized UFO incident. It occurred on October 1, 1948, in the skies over Fargo, North Dakota, and involved George F. Gorman, a pilot with the North Dakota National Guard. In 1956, USAF Captain Edward J. Ruppelt wrote in his bestselling and influential The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects that the Gorman Dogfight was one of three “classic” UFO incidents in 1948 that “proved to [Air Force] intelligence specialists that UFO’s were real.” However, in 1949 the US Air Force labeled the Gorman Dogfight as being caused by a lighted weather balloon.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorman_dogfight,
  13. Milton Torres UFO Encounter (1957) and the Del Rio UFO Crash (1955)
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    The Milton Torres 1957 UFO Encounter is a case reported by a former jet pilot in the US Air Force, Milton John Torres, of Miami, Florida. On May 20, 1957, the 25-year-old Torres was ordered on a mission to intercept and shoot down a large UFO that had been picked up by radar in the skies over East Anglia, UK. Torres, flying a North American Aviation F-86D Sabre jet approached the object and prepared to fire upon it. As he locked on his weapons, the UFO suddenly zoomed away at a high rate of speed. The details of this case were first made public in a release of UFO-related case files by the British government in October 2008. This case shares some similarities with the Del Rio, Texas UFO Crash of 1955, which also involved an aerial encounter between an F-86 Sabre and a UFO.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Torres_1957_UFO_Encounter,
  14. RAF Bentwater UFO Encounter (1980)
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    Larry Warren was a security officer at Bentwaters Air Force Base in the UK. He was present during an event in 1980 when an extraterrestrial vehicle landed, hovered, and interacted with Air Force personnel on the base. Afterwards, the many personnel who had witnessed the events were intimidated, debriefed and forced to sign documents telling a false version of the story. Warren’s testimony is corroborated by multiple other military witnesses who have been identified. Click on the link below to watch the interview about his experience.
    Watch Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYU_tr5K5ws,
    Links: http://www.educatinghumanity.com/2013/10/bentwater-ufo-incident-security-officer-interview.html,
  15. Warren Air Force Base UFO
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    “In Washington last September, six former Air Force officers and a former enlisted man stepped forward to say that they’d seen or had been directly involved with UFO sightings at nuclear missile sites. These sightings began at the dawn of the Cold War and continued through the 1970’s. At this press conference, organized by UFO researcher Robert Hastings, these men told the media that they were encouraged not to speak of these sightings by their superiors, and in some cases, were required to sign secrecy oaths. Now, Hastings is saying three more witnesses are speaking to him about a more recent UFO sighting — and it revolves around a serious communications scare at F. E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming last October, when the military acknowledged that it had lost contact with 50 of its nuclear Minuteman III missiles. “We’ve never had something as big as this happen,” said a military officer who had been briefed on the event, according to the The Atlantic. “We can deal with maybe 5, 6 or 7 at a time, but we’ve never lost complete command and control and functionality of 50 ICBMs.”” – Huffington Post
    Links: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/07/ufos-at-nuclear-missile-site-eyewitnesses-afraid-to-talk_n_881802.html,
  16. UFO Shoots Down Missile
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    According to retired Air Force member Robert Jacobs, on one occasion he was witness to a UFO disarming a missile in mid flight by shooting it with a beam of light. He was later told by his superiors that he was never to speak about the event again.
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  17. Kaikoura Lights (1978)
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    The Kaikoura lights is a name given by the New Zealand media to a series of sightings that occurred in December 1978, over the skies above the Kaikoura mountain ranges of the northeastern South Island of New Zealand. The first sightings were made on 21 December when the crew of a Safe Air Ltd cargo aircraft began observing a series of strange lights around their Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy aircraft, which tracked along with their aircraft for several minutes before disappearing and then reappearing elsewhere, the ufo was very large and had five white flashing lights that were visible on the space ship. Some people say that they could see some little disks drop from the space ship and then disappear (they were never found). The pilots described some of the lights to be the size of a house and others small but flashing brilliantly. These objects appeared on the air traffic controller radar in Wellington and also on the aircraft’s on-board radar. On 30 December 1978, a television crew from Australia recorded background film for a network show on interviews about the sightings. For many minutes at a time on the flight to Christchurch, unidentified lights were observed by five people on the flight deck, were tracked by Wellington Air Traffic Controllers, and filmed in color by the television crew. One object reportedly followed the aircraft almost until landing. The cargo plane then took off again with the television crew still on board, heading for Blenheim. When the aircraft reached about 2000 feet, it encountered a gigantic lighted orb which fell into station off the wing tip and tracked along with the cargo aircraft for almost quarter of an hour, while being filmed, watched, tracked on the aircraft radar and described on a tape recording made by the TV film crew. A spate of sightings followed the initial report and an Air Force Skyhawk was put on stand-by to investigate any positive sightings.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaikoura_lights,
  18. Kenneth Arnold UFO Sighting, Mount Ranier, Washington (1947)
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    The Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting occurred on June 24, 1947, when private pilot Kenneth Arnold spotted a string of nine, shiny unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier at then unheard of supersonic speeds that Arnold clocked at a minimum of 1,200 miles an hour (1,932 km/hr). This was the first post-War sighting in the US that garnered nationwide news coverage and is credited with being the first of the modern era of UFO sightings, including numerous reported sightings over the next two to three weeks. Arnold’s description of the objects also led to the press quickly coining the terms flying saucer and flying disc as popular descriptive terms for UFOs.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Arnold_UFO_sighting,
  19. Mantell UFO Incident (1948)
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    The Mantell UFO incident was among the most publicized early UFO reports. The incident resulted in the crash and death of 25-year-old Kentucky Air National Guard pilot, Captain Thomas F. Mantell, on 7 January 1948, while in pursuit of a UFO. Historian David Michael Jacobs argues the Mantell case marked a sharp shift in both public and governmental perceptions of UFOs. Previously, mass media often treated UFO reports with a whimsical or glib attitude reserved for silly season news. Following Mantell’s death, however, Jacobs notes “the fact that a person had died in an encounter with an alleged flying saucer dramatically increased public concern about the phenomenon. Now a dramatic new prospect entered thought about UFOs: they might be not only extraterrestrial but potentially hostile as well.”
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantell_UFO_incident,
  20. Chiles-Whitted UFO Encounter (1948)
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    The Chiles-Whitted UFO encounter occurred on July 24, 1948 when two American commercial pilots reported that their Douglas DC-3 had nearly collided with a strange torpedo shaped object flying near them. It was an important UFO sighting for several reasons: it was perhaps the first that occurred at close distance (allegedly within a few hundred feet); and it was reported by two very experienced pilots, Clarence Chiles and John Whitted. Both pilots had been decorated for their service as airmen during WWII, and both were regarded as valuable, respectable employees of Eastern Air Lines. Chiles, in particular, was highly esteemed by his peers and by his employer. It was a pivotal case for the personnel of the US Air Force’s Project Sign, and was a main reason they championed the extraterrestrial hypothesis as the best explanation for UFO’s.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiles-Whitted_UFO_encounter,
  21. Tehran, Iran UFO Incident (1976)
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    The 1976 Tehran UFO Incident was a radar and visual sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) over Tehran, the capital of Iran, during the early morning hours of 19 September 1976. During the incident, two F-4 Phantom II jet interceptors supposedly lost instrumentation and communications as they approached, only to have them restored upon withdrawal; one of the aircraft also supposedly suffered temporary weapons systems failure, while preparing to open fire. The incident, recorded in a four-page US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report distributed to at least the White House, Secretary of State, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), remains one of the most well-documented military encounters with anomalous phenomena in history, and various senior Iranian military officers directly involved with the events have gone on public record stating their belief that the object was not of terrestrial origin.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Tehran_UFO_incident,
  22. Gordon Cooper (1951 and 1957)
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    Gordon Cooper, an American test pilot, aeronautical engineer and astronaut, claimed to have seen his first UFO while flying over West Germany in 1951, although he denied reports he had seen a UFO during his Mercury flight. In 1957, when Cooper was 30 and a Captain, he was assigned as a test pilot and project manager to Fighter Section of the Experimental Flight Test Engineering Division at Edwards AFB in California. On May 3 of that year, he had a crew (Jmaes Bittick and Jack Gettys) setting up an Askania Cinetheodolite precision landing system on a dry lake bed. This cinetheodolite system would take pictures at one frame per second as an aircraft landed. According to his accounts, later that morning they returned to report to Cooper that they saw a “strange-looking saucer” like aircraft that did not make a sound either on landing or take-off. According to his accounts, Cooper realized that these men, who on a regular basis have seen experimental aircraft flying and landing around them as part of their job of filming those aircraft, were clearly worked up and unnerved. They explained how the saucer hovered over them, landed 50 yards away from them using three extended landing gears and then took off as they approached for a closer look. Being photographers with cameras in hand, they of course shot images with 35mm and 4×5 still cameras as well as motion picture film. There was a special Pentagon number to call to report incidents like this. He called and it immediately went up the chain of command until he was instructed by a general to have the film developed (but to make no prints of it) and send it right away in a locked courier pouch. As he had not been instructed to not look at the negatives before sending them, he did. He said the quality of the photography was excellent as would be expected from the experienced photographers who took them. What he saw was exactly what they had described to him. He did not see the movie film before everything was sent away. He expected that there would be a follow up investigation since an aircraft of unknown origin had landed in a highly classified military installation, but nothing was ever said of the incident again. He was never able to track down what happened to those photos. He assumed that they ended up going to the Air Force’s official UFO investigation, Project Blue Book, which was based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He held claim until his death that the US government is indeed covering up information about UFOs. He gave the example of President Harry Truman who said on April 4, 1950, “I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth.” He also pointed out that there were hundreds of reports made by his fellow pilots, many coming from military jet pilots sent to respond to radar or visual sightings from the ground. In his memoirs, Cooper wrote he had seen other unexplained aircraft several times during his career, and also said hundreds of similar reports had been made. He further claimed these sightings had been “swept under the rug” by the US government. Throughout his later life Cooper expressed repeatedly in interviews he had seen UFOs and described his recollections for the documentary Out of the Blue.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Cooper#UFO_sightings,
  23. Shag Harbour UFO Incident (1967)
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    The Shag Harbour UFO incident was the reported impact of an unknown large object into waters near Shag Harbour, a tiny fishing village in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on October 4, 1967. The impact was investigated by various civilian (Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Coast Guard) and military (Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force) agencies of the Government of Canada. The RCN conducted at least one underwater search to attempt to locate the remains of any associated objects. The Government of Canada declared that no known aircraft was involved and the source of the impact remains unknown to this day. It is one of very few cases where government agency documents have formally declared an unidentified flying object was involved. Several military witnesses that were interviewed, including a RCN diver involved in the search, have claimed an extraterrestrial spacecraft was responsible. It was also claimed by several of the witnesses that units of the US armed forces were involved in the search. The case was also briefly investigated by the US Condon Committee UFO study, which offered no explanation.
    Links: Top Ten Crashed/Recovered ET Spacecraft, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shag_Harbour_UFO_incident,
  24. Manises UFO (1979)
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    The Manises UFO incident took place on 11 November 1979, forcing a commercial flight to make an emergency landing at the Manises’ airport in Valencia, Spain. A TAE’s (former airline) Supercaravelle was the first aircraft involved in the incident. Flight JK-297 had taken off from Salzburg (Austria) with 109 passengers on board, and had made a refueling stop on the island Mallorca before setting course towards Las Palmas. Halfway through the flight, Pilot Francisco Javier Lerdo de Tejada and his crew noticed a set of red lights that were fast approaching the aircraft. These lights appeared to be on a collision course with the aircraft. The captain requested information about the inexplicable lights, but neither the military radar of Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid) nor the flight control center in Barcelona could provide any explanation for this phenomenon. In order to avoid a possible collision, the captain changed altitude. However, the lights mirrored the new course and stayed about half a kilometer away from the plane. Since the object was violating all elementary safety rules and an evasive maneuver was deemed impossible by the crew, the captain decided on going off-course and made an emergency landing in Manises’ airport. This was the first time in history in which a commercial flight was forced to make an emergency landing because of a UFO. The flight crew reported the lights abandoning the pursuit just before the landing took place. However, three new UFO signals were detected by the radar, each one with an estimated diameter of 200 meters. The objects were seen by several witnesses.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manises_UFO_incident,
  25. Brazilian Air Force Intercepts UFO (1986)
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    Brazilian Air Force allegedly detect and intercept UFOs in southeastern Brazil.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  26. Eglin Air Force Base Sighting (1973)

    An unidentified object was tracked by a Duke Field radar unit during the same time period, and within the same area, that 10 to 15 people observed four strange objects flying in formation between Milton, Florida, and Crestview, Florida, along Interstate 10, according to Eglin officials. Reports from the base indicated that a bright glowing ball of light could be seen travelling parallel with an Air Force C-130 aircraft but at a much higher altitude.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  27. Canary Islands UFO Sightings (1976)
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    The 1976 Canary Islands UFO sighting was a UFO incident that occurred over the Canary Islands on 22 June 1976. The sighting is notable for several reasons: Duration; the encounter lasted over 40+ minutes; Multiple Locations; The UFO was observed in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, Gran Canaria and by a ship at sea.; Multiple Witnesses; The UFO was witnessed by several hundred people, including both civilian and military personnel; and Detail; It is one of the few accounts to include details of the occupants inside the craft. The official report on the incident, by the Spanish air force, was declassified in June 1994, but much of its content had already been released to the public in 1977, after journalist J Benitez obtained a number of military files and used them as the basis of a book on UFO cases.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Canary_Island_UFO_sighting,
  28. Cash-Landrum Incident/Piney Woods Incident (1980)
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           The Cash-Landrum Incident was a reported Unidentified Flying Object sighting from the US in 1980, which witnesses insist was responsible for damage to their health. It is one of very few UFO cases to result in civil court proceedings. It can be classified as a Close Encounter of the Second Kind, due to its reported physical effects on the witnesses and their automobile. Skeptical ufologist Peter Brookesmith wrote: “To ufologists, the case is perhaps the most baffling and frustrating of modern times, for what started with solid evidence for a notoriously elusive phenomenon petered out in a maze of dead ends, denials, and perhaps even official deviousness.”
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash-Landrum_incident,
  29. Japan Air Lines 1628 UFO Incident (1986)
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    Japan Air Lines flight 1628 was a UFO incident that occurred on November 17, 1986 involving a Japanese Boeing 747 cargo aircraft. The aircraft was en route from Paris to Narita, Tokyo with a cargo of Beaujolais wine. On the Reykjavík to Anchorage section of the flight, at 5:11 PM over eastern Alaska, the crew first witnessed two unidentified objects to their left. These abruptly rose from below and closed in to escort their aircraft. Each had two rectangular arrays of what appeared to be glowing nozzles or thrusters, though their bodies remained obscured by darkness. When closest, the aircraft’s cabin was lit up and the captain could feel their heat in his face. These two craft departed before a third, much larger disk-shaped object started trailing them, causing the pilots to request a change of course. Anchorage Air Traffic Control obliged and requested an oncoming United Airlines flight to confirm the unidentified traffic, but when it and a military craft sighted JAL 1628 at about 5:51 PM, no other craft could be distinguished. The sighting of 50 minutes ended in the vicinity of Mt. McKinley.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Air_Lines_flight_1628_incident,
  30. STS-48 Incident (1991)

    A video taken during mission STS-48 of Space Shuttle Discovery while in orbit on September 15, 1991 shows a flash of light and several objects that appear to be flying in an artificial or controlled fashion. NASA explained the objects as ice particles reacting to engine jets, while James Oberg claimed that the flash was from a thruster firing. Dr. Jack Kasher analyzed the movement of the objects in 1996, and found five arguments that the footage could not depict ice particles. However, Lan Fleming found discrepancies in the timestamps in a later version of the video first released by the NASA FOIA office in 1999, leaving some conclusions indeterminate. Lan Fleming analyzed the movements of the objects and the flash of light that preceded the abrupt change in the course of the objects, and concluded that the exhaust plume from one of the shuttle’s reaction control system rockets could not have produced the flash of light. Mark J. Carlotto came to the conclusion that relatively brief firings of shuttle thruster rockets acting on nearby debris particles could not explain the prolonged periods of acceleration indicated by the curved paths of the unidentified objects. Carlotto also noted that at the end of the event, the shuttle’s camera panned down, showing a number of objects moving below the shuttle, and one of the objects appeared to consist of three lobes arranged in a triangular pattern.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO_sightings_in_outer_space#1991,
  31. STS-102 The Washington Sequence (2001)
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    A video broadcast during mission STS-102 of Space Shuttle Discovery while in orbit allegedly recorded on March 19, 2001 by Jeff Challender shows a flash of light and three objects which performed movements which included starting, stopping, accelerating, and making sudden angled turns. Lan Fleming compared the timing of the flash of light and a course change of one of the objects to the timing of shuttle thruster firings and concluded that the flash and the movement of the object could not have been caused by thruster firings.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO_sightings_in_outer_space#1991,
  32. America West Airlines Flight 564 (1995)
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    A 300–400 foot long cigar-shaped UFO with rotating strobe light followed an America West Boeing 757.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  33. Alderney UFO Sighting (2007)
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    On April 23, 2007, captain Ray Bowyer was flying a routine passenger flight for the civilian airliner Aurigny Air Services, when he and his passengers gained progressively clearer views of two UFOs during a 12 to 15 minute period. Bowyer had 18 years of flying experience, and the 45-minute flight was one that he had completed every working day for more than 8 years. Their 80 mi (130 km) journey of 45 minutes took them from Southampton on the southern coast of England, southwestwards to Alderney, being 10 miles (16 km) from France, and the northernmost of the Channel Islands. Their particular flight path had them converging on two enormous, seemingly stationary and identical airborne craft, which emanated brilliant yellow light. A pilot of a plane near Sark, some 25 mi (40 km) to the south, confirmed the presence, general position and altitude of the first object from the opposite direction. Radar traces also seemed to register the presence of an object, which Ray Bowyer believed to be correlated with the position and time of the sighting. A study by David Clarke however, could not establish a definite link, as the radar reflections of passenger ferries may have affected at least some of the readings.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Alderney_UFO_sighting,
  34. Dome of the Rock UFO Sighting, Jersulaem (2011)
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    This amazing event occurred in Jerusalem above the Dome of the Rock. A ball of light hovered in the sky and then descended to a point right above the dome of the rock. It then preceded to quickly rise back into the sky, which turned into a circular light show, ending in the object flasing and blinking out of sight. Watch the video by clicking on the link below.
    Watch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsRd7xWj_Tg,
    Links:
  35. Mexican UFO Incident (2004)
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    On May 13, 2004 Jaime Maussan released his interview of Mexican Air Force pilots showing an infrared video footage from a military air patrol on March 5, 2004 to search for drug-running planes, that shows at least 11 very hot “spheres” moving irregularly with apparent great speed. The objects could not be seen with the naked eye, neither the crew on board nor ground personnel confirmed any radar contact with the objects in question.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Mexican_UFO_incident,
  36. Kolkata UFO Sighting (2007)

    A fast moving object was spotted at 30° in the eastern horizon between 3:30AM and 6:30AM and filmed on handycam. Its shape shifted from a sphere to a triangle and then to a straight line. The object emitted a bright light forming a halo and radiated a range of colors. It was spotted by many people and hundreds gathered along the E.M. Bypass to catch a glimpse of the UFO, triggering a frenzy. The video footage was released on a TV News channel and later shown to Dr. D.P. Duari, the director of MP Birla Planetarium, Kolkata, who found it to be “extremely interesting and strange.”
    Watch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OteuXKafljY,
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  37. Norway Spiral Anomaly (2009) *Possible Failed Missile or Natural Phenomena
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    The Norwegian spiral anomaly of 2009 appeared in the night sky over Norway on 9 December 2009. It was visible from, and photographed from, northern Norway and Sweden. The spiral consisted of a blue beam of light with a greyish spiral emanating from one end of it. The light could be seen in all of Trøndelag to the south and all across the three northern counties which compose Northern Norway, as well as from Northern Sweden and it lasted for 2–3 minutes. According to sources, it looked like a blue light coming from behind a mountain, stopping in mid-air, and starting to spiral outwards. A similar, though less spectacular event had also occurred in Norway the month before. Both events had the expected visual features of failed flights of Russian SLBM RSM-56 Bulava missiles, and the Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged shortly after that such an event had taken place on 9 December.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Norwegian_spiral_anomaly,
  38. Varginha UFO Incident (1996)
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    The Varginha UFO incident was an incident in Varginha, Brazil, in 1996 involving reports of unidentified flying objects and strange creatures (allegedly extraterrestrials) which were supposedly captured by Brazilian officials.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westendorff_UFO_sighting#1996,
  39. Lonnie Zamora Incident (1964)
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    The Lonnie Zamora incident was a UFO close encounter of the third kind which occurred on Friday, April 24, 1964, at about 5:50 p.m., on the southern outskirts of Socorro, New Mexico. Several primary witnesses emerged to report stages and aspects of the event, which included the craft’s approach, din, conspicuous flame and physical evidence left behind immediately afterward. It was however Lonnie Zamora, a Socorro police officer who was on duty at the time, who came closest to the object and provided the most prolonged and comprehensive account. Some physical trace evidence left behind–burned vegetation and soil, ground landing impressions, and metal scrapings on a broken rock in one of the impressions–was subsequently observed and analyzed by investigators for the military, law enforcement, and civilian UFO groups. The event and its body of evidence is sometimes deemed one of the best documented, yet most perplexing UFO reports. It was immediately investigated by the US Army, US Air Force, and FBI, and received considerable coverage in the mass media. It was one of the cases that helped persuade astronomer J. Allen Hynek, one of the primary investigators for the Air Force, that some UFO reports represented an intriguing mystery. After extensive investigation, the AF’s Project Blue Book was unable to come up with a conventional explanation and listed the case as an “unknown.”
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Zamora_incident,
  40. Valensole UFO Incident (1965)
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           The Valensole UFO incident took place on July 1, 1965, in a lavender field next to Valensole in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. The witness was Maurice Masse, a farmer who, according to researchers, would have no reason to fabricate his account of the incident. On the day in question, Masse was doing routine work around his property. When he stopped to rest, he heard a sharp noise, and looked around to see what had caused it. He found a large spherical object the size of a compact automobile. He then saw two small beings near the object, crouching and observing some plants, and wondered what two “children” would be doing in his field. As he came closer, one of the beings saw him and both of them stood. One of them pointed a strange object towards Masse, who was immediately paralyzed, although his senses kept working. The being put down the object it had used to incapacitate Masse, and turning to its companion, began a discussion in an unknown language. This allowed Masse to observe the beings in more detail. They were just above one meter high, with smooth, pale skin. Their heads were large with almost no necks. Their eyes were human-looking, despite the absence of eyelids. They wore dark blue clothing. While the beings conferred, Maurice says he felt somewhat tranquilized. The beings then entered the object, and through a transparent cupola Maurice could see both of them sitting near its controls. The object climbed a meter, flew towards some hills and then suddenly accelerated and disappeared. Maurice remained paralyzed for about 15 minutes, then recovered. He looked at the place where the UFO had landed. It was very humid, and there was a small indentation in the ground. Days later, the lavender within 5-6 meters of this place inexplicably began to die. Masse said that he slept 12 to 15 hours a night for several months after the incident.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valensole_UFO_incident,
  41. Lubbock Lights (1951)
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    The Lubbock Lights were an unusual formation of lights seen over the city of Lubbock, Texas, from August–September 1951. The Lubbock Lights incident received national publicity and is regarded as one of the first great UFO cases in the US.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubbock_Lights,
  42. Exeter Incident (1965)
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    The Exeter incident was a highly publicized UFO sighting that occurred on September 3, 1965 approximately 5 miles from Exeter, New Hampshire, in the neighboring community of Kensington. Although several separate sightings had been made by numerous witnesses in the weeks leading up to September 3, the specific incident, eventually to become by far the most famous, involved a local teenager and two police officers. The Exeter incident remains listed as unexplained by the US Air Force. The November/December 2011 edition of Skeptical Inquirer presents an explanation of the incident, based on details reported by the eyewitnesses.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter_incident,
  43. Phoenix Sightings (1997)
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    The Phoenix Lights were a series of widely sighted unidentified flying objects observed in the skies over Arizona, Nevada in the US, and Sonora, Mexico on Thursday, March 13, 1997. Lights of varying descriptions were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles (480 km), from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson. There were allegedly two distinct events involved in the incident: a triangular formation of lights seen to pass over the state, and a series of stationary lights seen in the Phoenix area. The United States Air Force identified the second group of lights as flares dropped by A-10 Warthog aircraft that were on training exercises at the Barry Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona. Witnesses claim to have observed a huge carpenter’s square-shaped UFO, containing five spherical lights or possibly light-emitting engines. Fife Symington, the governor at the time, was one witness to this incident; he later called the object “otherworldly.”
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Lights,
  44. Stephenville, Texas Mass UFO Sightings (2008)
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    On January 8, 2008, Stephenville gained national media attention when dozens of residents reported observations of UFO’s. Several residents described the crafts as the size of a football field, while others said they were nearly a mile long, similar to the historic Arizona mass sighting of March 13, 1997. Some observers reported military aircraft pursuing the objects. CNN’s Larry King covered the news story in the days following the incident, and according to Steve Allen, a private pilot who witnessed the UFO, the object was travelling at a high rate of speed which supposedly reached 3,000 feet in the air. Allen said it was “About a half a mile wide and about a mile long. It was humongous, whatever it was.” The History Channel show UFO Hunters did an investigation on the UFO sightings. On January 23, after initially denying that any aircraft were operating in the area for operations security purposes, the US Air Force said that it was conducting training flights in the Stephenville area that involved 10 fighter jets. The Air Force said they were merely F-16 Fighting Falcon jets conducting night flights from NAS JRB Fort Worth. Former Stephenville Empire-Tribune staff writer Angelia Joiner, who during this period was the reporter covering the story, resigned from the paper when they ceased covering the topic. MUFON has released reports about the UFO incident here. The report was based on radar data obtained from the FAA. Using the FAA radar information the detailed report tracked the F16 flight paths as well as an unknown object in the same area and time as seen by multiple witnesses. Stephenville lights radar data was obtained by the authors via FOIA requests and with the help of a British programmer Rob Jeffs has been recreated. Inquiries made about the UFO incident have been stonewalled by the USAF.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephenville,_Texas_UFO_sightings#UFO_sightings,
  45. Westall UFO Encounter (1966)
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    The Westall UFO encounter is an event that occurred on 6 April 1966 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Around 11.00 am, for about 20 minutes, more than 200 students and teachers at two Victorian state schools allegedly witnessed an unexplained flying object which descended into a nearby open wild grass field. The paddock was adjacent to a grove of pine trees in an area known as The Grange (now a nature reserve). According to reports, the object then ascended in a north-westerly direction over the suburb of Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westall_UFO,
  46. Levelland UFO Case (1957)
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    The Levelland UFO Case occurred on November 2–3, 1957 in and around the small town of Levelland, Texas. Levelland, which in 1957 had a population of about 10,000, is located west of Lubbock on the flat prairie of the Texas panhandle. The case is considered by ufologists to be one of the most impressive in UFO history, mainly because of the large number of witnesses involved over a relatively short period of time. However, both the US Air Force and UFO skeptics have labeled the incident as being caused by either ball lightning or a severe electrical storm.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levelland_UFO_Case,
  47. Wurtsmith AFB UFO Incident
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    USAF security personnel reported an unidentified craft flying within exceptionally-secure Strategic Air Command airspace over a B-52 base housing nuclear weapons and delivery systems. An incoming KC-135 tanker was later ordered to commence pursuit over Lake Huron. The object or objects, last seen back over the base’s weapons storage area, were never identified.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  48. Grangemouth, Scotland UFO (1991)
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    The photograph shows the underside of a disk-shaped UFO, with a noticeable luminous “corona discharge” at the bottom and outer rim. Some UFO investigators speculated that the neon-light-like glowing areas at its base reveal the position of its 3 propulsion units, placed at exactly 120° apart, to direct the thrust (“thrust-vector control”).
    Links: http://www.hyper.net/ufo-old.html,
  49. Gulf Breeze UFO Sightings (1987)
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    The Gulf Breeze UFO incident is a famous series of UFO sightings that occurred beginning on November 11, 1987. Gulf Breeze was a small city in Florida of approximately 6,000 at the time of a wave of UFO sightings that began in late 1987. News of high-quality UFO photos spread rapidly and worldwide and became the subject of newspaper and magazine articles, television talk shows and feature programs. The “Gulf Breeze UFO Incident” most definitive evidence is a series of photographs and contact claims made by Ed Walters that began, for him, on November 11, 1987. Walters reported and documented a series of UFO sightings over a period of three weeks. The photographs of the craft were unusually clear and initially Walters’ claims generated great excitement. Research by Jerry Black in the early 1990s revealed a trail of suspicious money leading to Walters, giving the initial indications that the case was a hoax. Over subsequent years, new evidence including the discovery of a model in a house once owned by Walters, similar to the UFOs in his photographs, shifted majority opinion to believe that Walters’ photos of the 1987 sightings were faked. The model was found by Robert Menzer, who was quoted stating, “The model was 9 inches long across the top and 5 inches deep. Made of “two nine-inch foam plates attached to two six-inch foam plates; a six inch square blue-color gel (plastic film) and on six inch round orange paper ring, a 3.5 inch long tube, and a 2 inch wide paper ring between the 2 nine-inch plates. There were windows drawn on the model which was covered with drafting paper.” Although Ed Walters was the nexus of the Gulf Breeze sightings, he was not the only person to claim a sighting. According to ufocasebook.com, an estimated 200+ others came forward with sightings, videos and/or photographs during a three-year period. On December 2, 2010, the Syfy series Fact or Faked investigated another UFO video shot in 2009 where the object in the video is similar to the one(s) Ed Walters caught on camera.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Breeze_UFO_incident,
  50. Westendorff UFO Sighting (1996)
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    In Saragonha Island, at Patos Lagoon, Haroldo Westendorff witnessed a cone-shaped UFO, 50 to 60 m tall, with a base as big as a soccer stadium. He flew around the object for some 15 minutes, keeping 100 m of distance. The object was spinning around itself and heading towards the sea. The object was spotted at the radar of Infraero’s room at Pelotas’ airport. The object was not detected by Cindacta II in Curitiba, Paraná, which was responsible for watching the skies of southern Brazil. Westendorff also reported a smaller object coming out of the top of the big UFO, which climbed into the skies at a very fast speed, with the larger UFO following shortly afterwards. The Ministério da Aeronáutica (Aeronautic Ministry) kept a secret investigation of the object seen by Westendorff.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westendorff_UFO_sighting#1996,
  51. Wales UFO Sightings (2008)
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    The Wales UFO sightings were unexplained UFO sightings across South Wales, UK in June 2008.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales_UFO_sightings,
  52. Erasmuskloof Sighting (1996)

    A glowing disc was sighted by Sergeant Becker near the Adriaan Vlok police station, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria. The pulsating light contained a red triangle and emitted bright green tentacles, while a radar operator at Johannesburg International confirmed its presence. A chase ensued involving some 200 policemen and a police helicopter. The helicopter chase was given up at 10,000 ft near Bronkhorstspruit, when the object made a vertical ascent.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  53. Ariel School UFO Sighting (1994)
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    62 children saw a landed round aircraft and a small man next to it near their school.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  54. UFO sightings in the eastern Cape of South Africa (1972)

    The eastern Cape region of South Africa was the scene of UFO activity during the year 1972, when some 25 incidents were claimed, some of which involved multiple witnesses. Two observations of landed craft attracted media attention, while another remained obscure.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_UFO_sightings_in_the_eastern_Cape,
  55. STS-80 (1996)
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            A video taken during mission STS-80 of Space Shuttle Columbia while in orbit as analyzed by Mark J. Carlotto show three different unusual phenomena on December 2, 1996: Two slow moving circular objects; a strange rapidly moving burst of light near the earth’s surface; and a number of fast moving objects in space near the shuttle. The first two can be explained as shuttle debris and an unusual atmospheric phenomenon, respectively. The fast moving objects in space near the shuttle appear as bright streaks, and analysis of their speeds and directions indicates that they are probably not shuttle debris or meteors. An analysis done in 1999 by former Mission Control specialist James Oberg concluded that all the objects were nearby sunlit debris. The report was subsequently endorsed by crewmembers Story Musgrave and Tom Jones. Oberg’s comments on a video of the event reiterate this viewpoint.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO_sightings_in_outer_space#1996,
  56. Mariana Incident (1950)
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    The Mariana UFO Incident occurred in August 1950 in Great Falls, Montana. The film footage of the sighting is believed to be among the first ever taken of what came to be called an unidentified flying object, and was investigated by the US Air Force.
    Watch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogQUnT_ROBQ,
    Links: Top Ten UFO/ET Videos, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariana_UFO_incident,
  57. Craft Landing in Pretoria, South Africa (1965)
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    Police constables Lockem and de Klerk observed a landed, copper-colored craft on the Pretoria–Bronkhorstspruit freeway. It was described as being 30 feet (9.1 m) wide and left a 6 feet (1.8 m) wide imprint on the asphalt after a rapid, fiery ascent. The incident was confirmed in a press release by Lt. Colonel J.B. Brits, district commandant for Pretoria North.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  58. Copely Woods Encounter (1983)

    Hundreds of Basketball-Sized ball of lights were sighted around a neighborhood, leaving unusually obvious marks behind. Budd Hopkins wrote his book “Intruders” about the case.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  59. Belgian UFO Wave (1989-1990) *Human Craft???
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    The Belgian UFO wave refers to a series of sightings of triangular UFOs in Belgium, which lasted from 29 November 1989 to April 1990.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_UFO_wave,
  60. Hudson Valley Sightings (1981) *Human Craft???
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    A wave of reported UFO sightings in the Hudson Valley.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  61. Dudley Dorito Sightings (2007) *Human Craft???
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    The Dudley Dorito UFO sightings concerns multiple sightings of a Black Triangle (UFO) over the West Midlands conurbation of the United Kingdom which began in November 2007. The phrase was coined by the local press after hearing witness descriptions of the object.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Dorito,
  62. Tinley Park Lights (2005)
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           The Tinley Park Lights is a reference to a series of five mass UFO sightings which occurred on August 21, 2004, two months later on October 31, 2004, again on October 1 of 2005, and again on October 31, 2006, in Tinley Park and Oak Forest, Illinois, suburbs of Chicago. Witnesses to each event reported seeing three silent, self-luminescent objects which were red or red-orange in color and spherical in shape, hanging in the night sky and moving slowly about in “formation” for a duration of approximately 30 minutes in each occurrence. The objects in each event were at low to intermediate altitude, and were visible from the ground for approximately 10 miles in any direction.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinley_Park_Lights,
  63. Greifswald Lights (1990) *Human Craft???
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    At 8:30 p.m. a group of people saw 7 luminous spheres in the sky. The spheres took the form of a Y and were witnessed for about 30 minutes.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  64. Middelburg Witbank Sighting, South Africa (2009)

    Two formations of high-flying, orange-red objects, were seen by many witnesses, and video-recorded by some, as they traveled between the towns of Middelburg and Witbank, 25 km (16 mi) apart. The first formation of 7 objects were seen at 21:51 on 27 February, as they flew westwards from Middelburg towards Witbank, South Africa. Due to their altitude they eventually disappeared behind clouds. At 20:00 on 6 March, they were noted again high in the sky, but this time greater in number, 23, and traveling in the opposite direction.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  65. Baviaanspoort Sighting (1991) * Human Craft???
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    A hovering triangular craft with red central light, and white star-like lights on each extremity, was observed by a family at Baviaanspoort, Pretoria. A similar craft was sighted in the nearby Eersterust township on the evenings of 8 and 9 April, either stationary or moving.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  66. Graaff Reniet Sighting (1998) *Human Craft???
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    The Laubscher family videotaped a group of roundish triangular craft passing over the town of Graaff Reinet, at about 25,000 ft. These were changing color and sometimes circled one another, before being overtaken by a much larger, shiny, gold-colored craft. At this point all the objects departed to a cloud bank on the horizon.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  67. Battle of LA (1942)
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    The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great Los Angeles Air Raid, is the name given by contemporary sources to the rumored enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late 24 February to early 25 February 1942 over Los Angeles, California. The incident occurred less than three months after the US entered WWII as a result of the Japanese Imperial Navy’s attack on Pearl Harbor, and one day after the Bombardment of Ellwood on 23 February. Initially, the target of the aerial barrage was thought to be an attacking force from Japan, but speaking at a press conference shortly afterward, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox called the incident a “false alarm.” Newspapers of the time published a number of reports and speculations of a cover-up. Some modern-day UFOlogists have suggested the targets were extraterrestrial spacecraft. When documenting the incident in 1983, the US Office of Air Force History attributed the event to a case of “war nerves” likely triggered by a lost weather balloon and exacerbated by stray flares and shell bursts from adjoining batteries.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Los_Angeles,
  68. Cape Girardeau, Missouri UFO (1941)
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           The Cape Girardeau UFO crash is alleged to have taken place in April of 1941 near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. According to UFO researcher Leonard H. Stringfield, Charlette Mann, granddaughter of Reverend William Huffman of the Red Star Baptist Church, told Stringfield that Huffman was taken to a crash site 10 to 15 miles from the town of Cape Girardeau, and asked to perform last rites over the bodies of three non-human creatures whose bodies were scattered around near a crashed space ship. Huffman and the other witnesses (police, firefighters and local residents) were reportedly warned not to talk about what they had seen by military personnel who arrived and took control of the crash site.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Girardeau_UFO_crash,
  69. Uruguay Craft???

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    Links: Top Ten Uruguayan Attractions,
  70. 1960’s “Alien Reproduction Vehicle (ARV)”
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    This craft, which appeared in numerous 1960’s photographs is believed to be an early US military attempt to reverse engineer an extraterrestrial craft.
    Links:
  71. Costa Rican Craft (1971)

    A large disk / shallow cone was auto-photographed in 1971 by a Costan Rican government mapping plane during an aerial mapping mission.
    Links: http://www.hyper.net/ufo-old.html,
  72. 1561 Celestial Phenomenon over Nuremberg, Germany and 1566 Event over Basle, Switzerland
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    The 1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg was a mass sighting of celestial phenomena or unidentified flying objects (UFO) above Nuremberg, Germany. The phenomenon has been interpreted by some modern UFO enthusiasts as an aerial battle, possibly of extraterrestrial origin. This view is mostly dismissed by skeptics, some referencing Carl Jung’s mid-20th century writings about the subject.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1561_celestial_phenomenon_over_Nuremberg,
  73. Skylab 3 UFO Encounter (1973)
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    Blurred photographs of an unknown object were taken by astronauts aboard Skylab 3. Skylab 3 (also SL-3 and SLM-2) was the second manned mission to the first American space station, Skylab. The mission began July 28, 1973, with the launch of three astronauts on the Saturn IB rocket, and lasted 59 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes. A total of 1,084.7 astronaut-utilization hours were tallied by the Skylab 3 crew performing scientific experiments in the areas of medical activities, solar observations, Earth resources and other experiments. The manned Skylab missions were officially designated Skylab 2, 3, and 4. Mis-communication about the numbering resulted in the mission emblems reading Skylab I, Skylab II, and Skylab 3 respectively.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylab_3,
  74. Flame-like Wine Jar Appears from the Sky (74 BC)
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    According to Plutarch, a Roman army commanded by Lucullus was about to begin a battle with Mithridates VI of Pontus when “all on a sudden, the sky burst asunder, and a huge, flame-like body was seen to fall between the two armies. In shape, it was most like a wine-jar, and in color, like molten silver.” Plutarch reports the shape of the object as like a wine-jar (pithos). The apparently silvery object was reported by both armies.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  75. Ellsworth UFO Incident (1953)
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    The Ellsworth UFO case occurred in 1953. On August 5 and August 6, 1953 the US Military investigated a UFO incident in Bismarck, North Dakota. What has become known as the Ellsworth Case is one of the most significant radar-visual cases in the annals of UFO sightings. The event was witnessed by almost forty-five agitated citizens along with military Air Defense System personnel. The object was first sighted by Miss Kellian at 8:00 P.M. on August 5. The description was of a red glowing light making long sweeping movements.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellsworth_UFO_sighting,
  76. Phantom Ships Gleaming in the Sky

    Livy, a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, records a number of portents in the winter of this year, including navium speciem de caelo adfulsisse (“that phantom ships had been seen gleaming in the sky”).
    Links: Top Ten Historians, Top 100 Busts, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  77. McMinnville UFO (1950)

    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. The photos remain controversial, with many UFO researchers claiming they show a genuine, unidentified object in the sky, while many UFO skeptics claim that the photos are a hoax.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMinnville_UFO_photographs,
  78. Portage County UFO Chase (1966)
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    The Portage County UFO Chase was an unidentified flying object encounter that began in Portage County, Ohio on the morning of April 17, 1966, when police officers Dale Spaur and Wilbur Neff observed a metallic, disc shaped object flying in the skies. They pursued the object for about half an hour, ending up in Pennsylvania before losing sight of the UFO. Several other police officers became involved in the chase, and several civilians reported witnessing the same object, or a similar object in about the same area, during this time. The UFO encounter earned significant mainstream publicity, and probably inspired a scene in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where three Indiana police cruisers are depicted chasing several UFOs into Ohio, eastbound across state lines. After interviewing one of the police witnesses, Project Blue Book (the official UFO investigative arm of the US Air Force) determined that the witnesses had chased a communications satellite, then the planet Venus. This conclusion was rejected by the officers involved as ridiculously inadequate, and was furthermore subject to some wider criticism, contributing to the opinions of some observers that Blue Book was a failure as an investigative project. The UFO chase was one of the cases that contributed to the creation of the Condon Committee, ostensibly an independent scientific investigation of UFO’s.
    Links: Top Ten ET Encounter Films, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_County_UFO_chase,
  79. Sasolburg Sighting (1993)

    Residents of Sasolburg observed a craft arriving from the direction of Vereeniging. The craft departed in a flash in the direction of Parys, but returned some three minutes later. The craft, similar in appearance to a water droplet, was observed to change color and shape. With time individual lights were distinguished, and the body was determined to be cigar-shaped. While contained in a yellowish to orange glow, it emitted a downward blue light, before once again departing in a flash, upwards. A nearby town resident claimed to have found imprints of a small craft’s landing gear some two months later.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,
  80. Broad Haven UFO Sightings (1977)
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    In the 1970’s, Broad Haven, UK was the scene of alleged UFO sightings and nicknamed the Broad Haven Triangle in the manner of the Bermuda Triangle, from a headline in the Sun that said Spaceman Mystery of the Terror Triangle. On 4 February 1977, a yellow cigar-shaped craft is believed to have landed in a field next to Broadhaven Primary School. A group of 14 children playing football saw the craft and a silver creature. The headmaster, Ralph Llewellyn, asked the children to draw the craft and he was surprised how similar the drawings were. On 17 February 1977, the same craft was claimed to have been seen by some teachers at the school and by some dinner ladies, one of whom saw a creature make its way onto the craft. The owner of the Haven Fort Hotel in Little Haven claims to have seen an ‘upside-down saucer’ on 19 April 1977 in a neighboring field with two humanoid creatures. Billy and Pauline Coombs at Ripperston Farm saw a 7 ft. creature in a silver suit on 23 April 1977 late at night.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_Haven,
  81. Links: The Universe, Extraterrestrial Civilizations, Planets Believed to be Inhabited,   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UFO_sightings,