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UFO Photographs: 1970s

May 23, 1971  -  St. Lorenzen, Styria, Austria

Background Information / Description:

On May 23, 1971 at about 12:30 P M, one of the most convincing photographs of a UFO was taken by one Rudi Nagora, a Munich musician. Nagora, along with his wife, were vacationing near St. Lorenzen, Styria, Austria.

After finding a suitable place to park his car, Nagora left his wife inside the vehicle while he scouted the general area before the two of them ventured out. Suddenly, he heard a "whizzing" sound coming from above. Looking up, he could clearly see a shining, silver disc which was between him and the cloud plane. The object was moving in a zig-zag pattern. He ran back to his car, told his wife what he had seen, and grabbed his camera.

Pointing his Agfa-Click camera at the object, he took a full roll of 12 exposures, capturing several stunning images. Now out of film, Nagora could see the object come even closer, and then shoot straight up, disappearing through the clouds.

After the approximately 5 minute sighting and film taking session, Nagora took his film back to Munich. UFO researcher Engineer Adolf Geigenthaler heard about the photographs, and began an investigation into the sighting. After careful examination, Nagoras photos were deemed legitimate by several reliable experts. The photos have never been debunked, and still testify today that we are not alone.

(B J Booth)
original source: Michael Hesemann


23 May 1971, 12.30 p.m.
St. Lorenzen/Styria, Austria:

During his vacations in Styria, the Munich musician Rudi Nagora and his wife explored the area around St. Lorenzen. Looking for a nice landscape, they were driving around with their car to park it somewhere and go for a walk. About noon Nagora stopped at the edge of a field, in a parking bay, left the car to inspect the area, when his wife waited inside the car. In this moment his attention was drawn by a whizzling sound coming from the sky above. He looked up and saw a shining, silver disc, moving in front of the clouds in a kind of zig-zag pattern. Immediately he ran back to the car, telling his wife and grabbing his Agfa-Click camera. He put it up, tried to catch the disc and snapped one photo after the other, twelve in total, until the film was full. In this very moment the disc came down for a moment, approached the witness, before it was shooting straight up and disappeared through a hole in the clouds. The sighting lasted for about five minutes.

Later, Munich UFO researcher Engineer Adolf Geigenthaler learned about the case and started an investigation. Nagoras photos were considered authentic by many competent researcherst including GSW, Col. Colman VonKeviczky, Illobrand von Ludwiger, Adolf Schneider and others who carefully analysed them. They belong to the best UFO photos ever taken. In two instances (photo 3-7, photo 8-10) a clear, logical course of the object can be observed what rules out the possibility of a frisbee or hub cap thrown into the air. Furthermore, in one of the photos the object enters a cloud. It obviouly moved in an alitude of 3000-3600 feet!

(c) 2000 by Rudi Nagora. All rights reserved. High quality prints of this series (8x8 inches or 20x20 centimeters) can be ordered for only $5 each/$ 60,-- the series directly from the witness, whom I asked to make them available for the UFO research community: Rudi Nagora, Robert Koch Str.7, D-82008 Unterhaching/Germany

Source / Credit: Michael Hesemann

Source / Credit: Michael Hesemann Original source webpage / article

Photograph ID: 235 ID: 235

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