Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Egg-Shaped UFO Seen Over Two States in 1897 | UFO CHRONICLE

Egg-Shaped When Seen in Wisconsin - Chicago Tribune 4-10-1897

Mysterious Aerial Visitor Appears in Two States Within a Period of Half an Hour

     The airship made its appearance in Wausau last night about 10 o'clock and was viewed by at least 100 citizens. It came from the southeast, passing over the city going northwest. Lights could be seen, which appeared to be shaped like an egg.
By Chicago Tribune

Larry Hatch, UFO Database Creator, Remembered

Larry Hatch, UFO Database Creator, Remembered

     In reflecting on the past year, we often think of those individuals we have lost. In the field of UFOlogy, it is no different. Indeed, in recent years, we have lost many pioneers in this field of inquiry. One such pioneer was a man named Larry
By David Marler
Hatch who passed away on August 3rd, 2018. Unfortunately, many were not familiar with his passing or the legacy he has left this field of study.


Larry created from the ground level one of the most robust UFO databases up until that time – the *U* UFO Database. This was a database that the public could use on their home PCs. The *U* Database itself could do queries based on word search, geography, or UFO characteristics. There was also an impressive UFO mapping tool that visually displayed any relevant UFO cases based on your search criteria. This was amazing considering the database was written in a DOS-based environment.

The Real-Life Secret UFO Study Behind 'Project Blue Book' The New TV Series

The Real-Life Secret UFO Study Behind 'Project Blue Book' The New TV Series

     In the 1950s and 1960s, the US Air Force secretly investigated more than 12,000 reports of unidentified flying objects. The findings on the vast majority of those sightings were uneventful: people misidentifying common objects like
By Adam Epstein
planes, lights, birds, and comets; hoaxers looking to make a name for themselves; small towns succumbing to hysteria (okay, that one is kind of eventful). But 701 sightings still remain unidentified to this day.

Monday, January 14, 2019

'More UFO Research' says Former Senator Harry Reid

'More UFO Research' says Former Senator Harry Reid

     Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants his former colleagues in the upper chamber to increase the government's efforts in studying unidentified flying objects.
By Owen Daugherty
The Hill

Reid told Nevada radio station KNPR Thursday in an interview that he was about to talk with a key senator to discuss establishing a way for military members to report suspicious sightings without facing backlash.

“What we found in the past is that these pilots, when they see something strange like this, they’re prone not to report it for fear that the bosses will think something’s wrong with them, and they don’t get the promotion,” Reid said Thursday in the interview. “So, many, many times they don’t say a word to anybody about these strange things.”

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Project Blue Book - Episode 1 Mangled By 'History' Channel

Project Blue Book

     So on January 8 we finally saw the much-awaited first episode of Project Blue Book on the Channel that once showed History. It was expected to be sensationalized, and poorly-acted. Those things it was. Where it exceeded expectations, however, was in the degree that it distorted the facts of what was, in fact, a historical incident, freely mixing sensational but fictional elements with a classic UFO incident. Public discussions of this case will now be hopelessly polluted by the made-up elements that people will now firmly believe to be part of the actual story.

By Robert Sheaffer

News Account of The 'Real UFO Event' Portrayed in Project Blue Book Series

Pilot Chases 'Disc' in Sky (Gorman) – San Francisco Chronicle 10-1-1948

     A national guard fighter pilot Saturday told a story of a 30-minute encounter with a mysterious flying object over this city in the darkness–and his account was supported by two control tower operators and another flier.
By San Francisco Chronicle

In a signed statement for air force intelligence, the pilot, Lt. George Gorman of the 178th fighter squadron, North Dakota air national guard reported he chased and did aerial maneuvers Friday night with a lighted, disc-like object which outran and out maneuvered him.

Friday, January 11, 2019

New Mysterious Radio Bursts From Deep Space, Is It Aliens?

New Mysterious Radio Bursts From Deep Space, Is It Aliens?

Mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space ‘could be aliens’

     Astronomers have detected mysterious, ultra-brief repeating energy bursts from deep space for only the second time in history, and some experts suggested they could be evidence of advanced alien life.
By Mattha Busby
The Guardian

The origin of fast radio bursts (FRBs), millisecond-long pulses of radio waves, is unknown, but most scientists say they are generated by powerful astrophysical phenomena emanating from billions of light years outside our galaxy, the Milky Way – such as black holes or super-dense neutron stars merging together.

Some, however, including Prof Avi Loeb, from the Harvard-Smithsonian centre for astrophysics, have posited more outlandish theories, suggesting they could be evidence of incredibly advanced alien technology.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Evidence Left Behind After Report of UFO Stirs Official Interest

Evidence Left Behind After Report of UFO Stirs Official Interest - Arkansas Gazette 9-16-1973

     On Sept. 10, Ress Clanton said he saw a golden egg-shaped object [UFO] descend to earth, burn a hole in the ground and disappear in a cloud of steam–the high point thus far in a two-week-long outbreak of unidentified flying object reports.
By The Arkansas Gazette

UFO Group in Partnership with Chilean Government

UFO Group in Partnership with Chilean Government

     A UFO organisation with links to the Chilean government is investigating eight reports of strange phenomena across New Zealand skies this year and says sightings are increasing.
By Michael Hall

UFOCUS NZ director Suzanne Hansen told RNZ there was an emerging pattern of reported sightings of UFOs throughout the country, involving 'corridors' and 'hotspots' and that many sightings seemed to be associated with seismic events.