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Betty & Barney Hill Abduction Case

The first abduction case to be brought to the publics attention was back in 1964. Betty and Barney Hill reported seeing a UFO and experienced a period of missing time while on a long car journey. When they started suffering from bad nightmares they sought help from psychiatrist Dr Benjamin Simon who hypnotised them as to find out what was the root of the nightmares. Under hypnosis they both seperatly described how they were abducted by Aliens and shown around the spacecraft before under going medical examinations. Betty also spoke of the origin of the aliens which were of the zeta reticuli system but at that time it wasn't discovered until 1969. Afterwards they both went public about their experience and it was then when Alien Abductions were born.


Black Triangles

One subset of the UFO phenomenon has broken through to the mainstream. These are the infamous triangular craft. The reports are simply too many and too clear. The sizes of these triangles have ranged from small to immense. Most are slow-moving and low-flying; occasionally people describe them as boomerang-shaped instead of triangular. The fact that they fly so low, and so slowly, is a problem that demands an explanation, both scientifically and politically. Complicating the matter are the many witnesses who describe exceptional speed and maneuverability relating to these triangles, such as flat pivot turns or incredible acceleration. (Richard Dolan)


CE-5 and Human-Initiated Contact

CE-5 (Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind) is a term describing a fifth category of close encounters with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ETI), characterized by mutual, bilateral communication rather than unilateral contact. Evidence exists indicating that CE-5s have successfully occurred in the past. -- "CSETI has... succeeded in intentionally establishing contact with extraterrestrial spacecraft, on two occasions at very close range, and with multiple witnesses present." CSETI is the only worldwide effort to concentrate on putting trained teams of investigators into the field where 1) active waves of UFO activity are occurring, or 2) in an attempt to vector UFOs into a specific area for the purposes of initiating communication. Contact protocols include the use of light, sound, and thought. Thought - specifically consciousness - is the primary mode of initiating contact.


COMETA Report

In 1999 an important document was published in France entitled, UFOs and Defense: What must we be prepared for? ("Les Ovni Et La Defense: A quoi doit-on se préparer?"). This ninety-page report is the result of an in-depth study of UFOs, covering many aspects of the subject, especially questions of national defense. The study was carried out over several years by an independent group of former "auditors" at the Institute of Advanced Studies for National Defense, or IHEDN, and by qualified experts from various fields. Before its public release, it has been sent to French President Jacques Chirac and to Prime Minister Lionel Jospin. The report is prefaced by General Bernard Norlain of the Air Force, former Director of IHEDN, and it begins with a preamble by André Lebeau, former President of the National Center for Space Studies (Centre National D’études Spatiales), or CNES, the French equivalent of NASA. The group itself, collective author of the report, is an association of experts, many of whom are or have been auditors of IHEDN, and it is presided over by General Denis Letty of the Air Force, former auditor (FA) of IHEDN.


Crop Circles

Crop circles celebrated twenty five years of age this year. This little known fact will come as a surprise to most people. It will also be somewhat of a revelation to many that when this phenomenon began on that fateful night in Warminster, England, it was in very modest terms in the form of a simple, elegant circle of pressed wheat some 30 ft in diameter. Two and a half decades and some 9000 formations later, crop circles have grown into complex mathematical fractals, in lengths up to three quarters of a mile, in area coverage as large as 36,000 square ft, and in geographic location. Crop circles- or agriglyphs- can now be found in most countries around the globe. The issue is that no man-made crop circle has satisfactorily replicated the features associated with the real phenomenon which has baffled scientists and researchers.Worldwide, some 4000 crop circles have been created by a force totally at odds with modern science. (Freddy Silva, History of Crop Circles, The Crop Circular)


General / Mass Sightings

The number of documented general sightings in the modern age numbers approximately 120,000, of which 20,000 have been described as landings. Numerous surveys and opinions polls conducted over the last 50 years consistently report that between 5%-10% of the US population has seen what they consider to be a UFO. According to the United Nations, since 1947, approximately 150 million people have been witnesses to UFO sightings throughout the world


GEPAN / SEPRA / GEIPAN (France)

Since 1977, the national space agency of France CNES has been helping civilian and military authorities understand the precise nature of Un-identified Aerospace Phenomena (PAN). The unit involved is the Rare Aerospace Phenomena Study Department (SEPRA) based at the CNES technical centre in Toulouse. Since 1977, the department has developed a precise analytical methodology and today has accumulated a considerable database. The SEPRA database is comprised of more than 2200 different cases, with some 6000 eyewitness accounts and approximately 100 sightings from aircraft.


Government Cover-Up

"The infrastructure needed to maintain and expand the level of secrecy which can deceive presidents and CIA Directors and senior congressional leaders and European Prime Ministers and the like is substantial - and illegal. Let me be clear, the entity which controls the UFO matter and its related technologies has more power than any single government in the world or any single identified world leader. The current state-of-the-art in secrecy is a hybrid, quasi-government, quasi privatized operation which is international - and functions outside of the purview of any single agency or any single government. ‘The Government' - as you and I and Thomas Jefferson may think of it - is really quite outside the loop. Rather, a select, tightly controlled and compartmentalized ‘black' or unacknowledged project controls these matters. Access is by inclusion alone and if you are not included, it does not matter if you are CIA Director, President, Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations or UN Secretary General, you simply will not know about or have access to these projects." Dr. Steven M. Greer, Understanding UFO Secrecy


Humanoid Cases

There are at least 4,000 humanoid cases (researched by Albert Rosales), also known as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CE-III), a term coined by J. Allen Hynek. Humanoid" means "having human form or characteristics." The term "Close Encounter of the Third Kind" means seeing or coming in contact with an entity of unknown origin. The encounter may or may not be related to the sighting of an unidentified craft.


Illinois UFO Sighting

This famous UFO case involved the sighting of a huge unidentified triangular-shaped UFO by police officers and others in the early morning hours of January 5, 2000, over the state of Illinois. The officers, from a number of small Illinois towns, were able to track the unknown object and maintain radio contact with each other during the event. Their in-depth testimonies have been fully documented by investigators.


JAL Flight 1628 Over Alaska

In November, 1986, a Japanese crew of a jumbo freighter aircraft witnessed three unidentified objects while flying over Alaska, USA. This sighting gained international attention when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it was going to officially investigate this sighting because the Air Route Traffic Control Center in Anchorage, Alaska, had reported that the UFO had been detected on radar. Captain Terauchi was featured on numerous radio and TV programs and in People Magazine. Within a few months of these events he was grounded, apparently for his indiscretion of reporting a UFO, even though he was a senior captain with an excellent flying record. Several years later he was reinstated. The UFOs in this case were tracked on both ground and airborne radar, witnessed by experienced airline pilots, and confirmed by a FAA Division Chief.


Men in Black (MIB)

One of the most unusual aspects of the UFO mystery is the Men in Black (MIB) phenomenon. It involves the subtle intimidation of UFO witnesses by strange visitors dressed almost entirely in black. Years of amassed evidence points to a definite trend that is no mere illusion. The identity of the MIB is just as elusive as anything else to do with UFO's. Governement agencies, the CIA, as well as alien entities have been put forward as answers.


Project CONDIGN (UK)

"The British Government have long denied they have carried out any secret study of the UFO phenomenon. But they were wrong. Between 1996 and 2000 the Ministry of Defence paid a security-cleared expert... to carry out a study and draw up a secret report on the potential threat posed to the UK by “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” – UFOs. The report asserts “that UAP exist is indisputable...[they] clearly can exhibit aerodynamic characteristics well beyond those of any known aircraft or missile – either manned or unmanned.” But the study attempts to explain the phenomena [as natural phenomena]." The 4 volume, 460 page report of the study – formerly classified SECRET - was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Dr David Clarke and colleague Gary Anthony, and published on the UK MoD website on May 15, 2006. The classified study, completed in March 2000, was codenamed Project Condign. (source: Dr. David Clarke - http://www.uk-ufo.org)


Public Opinion Polls on UFOs

Numerous public opinion polls from the last 50 years, and from multiple different countries, report very consistent and similar findings: 50% of the population believes in the reality of UFOs; and 5% of the population has seen a UFO.


Speed of Light Limit

Scientists have long believed nature has a speed limit. It's the speed of light -- 186,000 miles (299,300 kilometers) per second. And the principle that nothing can go faster would mean most science-fiction tales of interstellar travel are impossible. At that speed, it would take us many generations to reach even the closest galaxies. Now, however, physicists are coming closer to finding out how, in some situations, light may actually travel faster than that. And, there seems to be ways to theoretically circumvent the light speed barrier for purposes of interstellar travel - even within the framework of current physics.


Sturrock Panel

Some supposed UFO sightings have been accompanied by unexplained physical evidence that deserves serious scientific study, an international panel of scientists has concluded. It is the first independent scientific review of the controversial topic in almost 30 years, directed by physicist Peter Sturrock of Stanford University. The panel cited cases that included intriguing and inexplicable details, such as burns to witnesses, radar detections of mysterious objects, strange lights appearing repeatedly in the skies over certain locales, aberrations in the workings of automobiles, and radiation and other damage found in vegetation. The 50-page review, being released today, asserts that the scientific community might learn something worthwhile if it can overcome the fear of ridicule associated with the topic and get some funding for targeted research to try to explain these occurrences.


Travis Walton Abduction Case

In November 1975, a group of six tree-trimmers were driving home from work in a truck in the Sitgreave-Apache National Forest in Arizona, USA. The driver stopped the truck when he noticed that a flying saucer was hovering about fifteen feet above some nearby trees. Travis Walton approached the craft on foot, despite the objections of his workmates. He was then knocked to the ground by a blue and white light. When the men in the truck saw this, they were terrified and sped off down the road leaving him for dead. Once they had calmed down, they returned to that spot and couldn't find any sign of Travis or the flying saucer. Five days later, Travis was returned to earth wondering what had happened to him for the past few days.


UFO Landings

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed, or it's occupants were witnessed. There are hundreds of credible reports, many with multiple witnesses, of humanoids in association with landed spacecraft.


UFOs in Malaysia

No country in the world seems to lack manifestations of the UFO Phenomenon. Malaysia, situated geographically in the heart of South-East Asia, has its share too of this baffling and controversial mystery.


key articles, documents & resources

Best UFO Information and Research Resources

Dimitris Hatzopoulos

This page is a collection of selected UFO resources: real UFO picture and video galleries, video documentaries, technical data, scientific studies, books, portals, newsfeeds, blogs and forums. In short, by combining info from many diverse sources, our goal is to offer a "starting point" for in-depth info and gems of real value in a labyrinth of (often false) information published on the fascinating subject of UFOs.

Canada's UFO History

Alberta UFO Study Group (AUFOSG)

COMETA Report on UFOs - Part 1 (PDF) PDF Document

Part 1 of the complete French report on UFOs published in 1999, entitled "UFOs and Defense: What must we be prepared for?". This ninety-page report is the result of an in-depth study of UFOs, covering many aspects of the subject, especially questions of national defense.

Crop Circles: A Brief Synopsis

Canadian Crop Circle Research Network (CCCRN)

Crop Circles 101: an outline of the current state of knowledge about the phenomenon, including history, the scientific evidence, related anomalies and other types of circular phenomena.

GEIPAN - Offical website of France's UFO research program (2006)

Official website of GEIPAN, the new resumed version of France's GEPAN/SEPRA UFO study project. This program is an official French government project, and is conducted under the official French space agency CNES (the equivalent of NASA in the US). The new director, Yves Sillard, was a former director of CNES, and has numerous other high positions and achievements to his credit. (The site is in French.)

GEIPAN - Official website with background info about GEIPAN (English)

Official website of GEIPAN, the new resumed version of France's GEPAN/SEPRA UFO study project.

GEIPAN Official Website Containing Released Case Files (in French)

France became the first country to open its files on UFOs Thursday when the national space agency unveiled a website documenting more than 1,600 sightings spanning five decades.

Hessdalen - Description of the phenomena

Project Hessdalen

There can be a big difference in how the Hessdalen phenomena look like. The difference is so big that there might be different kind of phenomena we are facing. These differencies can be seen both in the pictures and in the description from the observers. The phenomena can be organised in different types, based on how it looks like, the movement and how it behaves.

Hessdalen - Pictures of the phenomena

Project Hessdalen

Some pictures of the phenomena and from the fieldwork.

Italian Committee for Project Hessdalen

Many key, technical articles and documents related to Project Hessdalen and the Hessdalen Phenomenon.

MoD’s UFO Study – 'The Condign Report' – Background

Dr. David Clarke

Dr David Clarke, senior lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, learned of the existence of the classified Project Condign study in January 2005. Dr Clarke and Gary Anthony made a request using the FOI in September that year. The report was released by the MoD in April 2006. Here is an in-depth background article by Dr. Clarke on Project Condign.

NIDS Investigations of the Flying Triangle Enigma

National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS)

A new report on the current wave of flying/black triangles. Summary: The United States is currently experiencing a wave of Flying Triangle sightings that may have intensified in the 1990s, especially towards the latter part of the 1990s. The wave continues. The Flying Triangles are being openly deployed over and near population centers, including in the vicinity of major Interstate Highways. The behavior of these Triangular aircraft does not conform to previous patterns of covert deployment of unacknowledged aircraft. Neither the agenda nor the origin of the Flying Triangles are currently known.

Offical UFO Investigations in France: the GEPAN/SEPRA Project (Sturrock Panel Report on UFO Physical Evidence)

F. Louange and J-J Velasco, Sturrock Panel Report - Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports - Appendix 1

For more than 20 years, the French space agency has conducted a non-military but official investigation into UFO reports. In its first phase, the project was named GEPAN and its focus was primarily on UFO reports. Subsequently, the project was renamed SEPRA and was assigned a more general responsibility for studying all atmospheric reentry phenomena. This appendix gives a brief summary of the history, mission, operations and achievements of this project.  R

Official French Gov't UFO study project to resume with new director

Various sources - October, 2005

The French Government, and its offical national space agency CNES, will restart its official UFO study program. The French gov't has had an offical program to study UFOs for several decades, called GEPAN / SEPRA. It was closed recently, but after an audit, it will now be restarted, with a new director, Yves Sillard.  R

Project Blue Book Archive

The Project Blue Book Archive is a new web-site which will provide free online access to the National Archives Blue Book microfilm collection, and has so far posted about 10% of the Blue Book microfilm. The Blue Book Archive provides a fully searchable interface to high-resolution document scans relating to the US government's investigation of the UFO phenomena. Also available are high-quality CD-ROMs of the microfilms, which can be purchased directly from the website.

Project Condign

Nick Pope, Daily Express (UK), 15 May 2006

On 15 May 2006, under the Freedom of Information Act, the Ministry of Defence published a formerly secret report on UFOs. Much information about UFOs has already been released, both at the National Archives and on the Ministry of Defence's website. But the release of this latest study is different and totally unprecedented.

Project Hessdalen

Erling P. Strand (Østfold University College), Project Hessdalen

Excellent overview article on Project Hessdalen, by project leader Erling P. Strand. "Project Hessdalen acquired its name from the small valley of Hessdalen. In December 1981 did the inhabitants start to see strange unknown lights in Hessdalen. It was a high observation rate until the summer of 1984. In one week there could be as many as 20 observations. Project Hessdalen came into being on 3rd June 1983 when people from UFO-Norway, UFO-Sweden and Foreningen for Psykobiophysic came together to discuss what to do with the activity in Hessdalen."

Project Hessdalen - Offical Website

Project Hessdalen was established in the summer of 1983. A field investigation was carried out between 21.January and 26.February 1984. Fifty-three light observations were made during the field investigation. This is the official website of Project Hessdalen, with reports, articles, photographs and other resources.

Project Hessdalen (PDF) PDF Document

Erling P. Strand, Project Hessdalen

Strange unknown light phenomena started to show up in Hessdalen December 1981. There could be up to 20 observations a week. This period lasted until late 1984. Today there are in the order of 20 observations a year. Project Hessdalen ran a field investigation in 1984 and 1985, and are now running Hessdalen Automatic Measurement Station (AMS). Many pictures and instrumentation readings have been obtained. PDF version of this overview article, with images and photos.

Project Hessdalen 1984 - Final Technical Report

MSc.EE. Erling Strand, Project Hessdalen

The report first gives an introduction to the project. Telling about the history of the lights and the running of the project. Then it lists all the instruments, and the arguments for using these instruments. Then it presents the results. All the details about the measured data are in the appendix. The fourth chapter discusses what we learned during the project part 1, and what we should have done differently. At last, there is a conclusion.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Gordon Cooper, Mercury Astronaut & Believer in UFOs, Dies

UFO Evidence

Gordon Cooper, one of the nation's first astronauts, died on Monday (Oct. 4, 2004). He was 77. In his post-NASA career, Cooper became known as an outspoken believer in UFOs and charged that the government was covering up its knowledge of extraterrestrial activity.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Russian Researchers Say Debris of Alien Device found in Siberia

UFO Evidence

This page contains complete coverage of the possible discovery of extraterrestrial object at the Tunguska site. The wreck of an alien device has been found at the site of an unexplained explosion in Siberia almost 100 years ago, say Russian scientists. The scientists, who belong to the Tunguska space phenomenon public state fund, said they found the remains of an extra-terrestrial device that allegedly crashed near the Tunguska river in Siberia in 1908.

Sturrock Report - Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports (PDF) PDF Document

Peter A. Sturrock, Stanford University, in Journal for Scientific Exploration

The purpose of this four-day workshop was to review purported physical evidence associated with UFO reports, with a view to assessing whether the further acquisition and investigation of such evidence is likely to help solve the UFO problem, namely the determination of the cause or causes of these reports.

Symposium on UFOs: Hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 1968

Proceedings of the symposium convened by the House Committee on Science and Aeronautics in 1968. Participants included J. Allen Hynek, Dr. James MacDonald, Carl Sagan, as well as prepared statements by Stanton Friedman and UFO skeptic Donald Menzel.

Ted Phillips' Physical Trace Catalogue

by Paul Fuller

These selections from the Ted Phillips Trace Catalogue originally appeared in several editions of the Crop Watcher magazine. and were compiled by British researcher, Paul Fuller. (Contains a selection of cases from Ted Phillips' Physical Trace Catalogue). The catalogue was published in 1975 by CUFOS and its proper title is Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings, A Preliminary Catalogue.

The Crop Circle Phenomenon: History, Science and Related Anomalies

Canadian Crop Circle Research Network (CCCRN)

Crop Circles 101: an outline of the current state of knowledge about the phenomenon, including history, the scientific evidence and other related anomalies.

The French Report on UFOs and Defense: A Summary

Gildas Bourdais

On Friday July 16, 1999 an important document was published in France entitled, UFOs and Defense: What must we be prepared for? ("Les Ovni Et La Defense: A quoi doit-on se préparer?"). This ninety-page report is the result of an in-depth study of UFOs, covering many aspects of the subject, especially questions of national defense.

The Hessdalen Mystery Lights

Philip Mantle

It was the LITS (‘light-in-the-sky’) in Hessdalen that attracted the attention of UFO researchers from Norway and Sweden in the early l980’s, and since then many others from around the world. The Hessdalen LITS were the first to be subjected to scientific scrutiny using a whole host of hi-tech equipment. Hessdalen really was the scene of "Science vs. The UFO". R

The Project Condign Report: Official Website for Complete Report

UK Ministry of Defence

The UK Ministry of Defense has published the results of a once-highly-classified official investigation into the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects. The full report of "Project Condign," which is entitled "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in the UK Air Defence Region", is available at this site for download in PDF format.

The Project Condign Report: the Executive Summary

UK Ministry of Defence

The Findings and Recommendations of the Project Condign report are contained in this Executive Summary.

The Project Condign Report: Volume 1

UK Ministry of Defence

The Main Report (Volume 1) describes the Background, Methodology used, the Data Base and the Statistical Analysis. For downloading purposes, please note that Volume 1 has been split into several sections.

The Project Condign Report: Volume 2

UK Ministry of Defence

Volume 2 - Supporting Technical Point Papers covering topics relevant to an understanding of the phenomena. Volume 2 is also split into several sections for easier download.

The Project Condign Report: Volume 3

UK Ministry of Defence

Volume 3 considers classified radar performance data and contains an assessment of relevant technologies in the context of potential military applications and an assessment of UAP as potential hazards to aircraft. Volume 3 is also split into several sections.

UFO Interference with Vehicles and Self-Starting Engines

James M. McCampbell (MUFON 1983 UFO Symposium Proceedings / NICAP)

Disruption of automobile engines by UFOs is a familiar phenomenon. Less well known are instances where an engine that had been killed comes back to life again when the UFO departs, that is, the engine restarts itself without assistance from the driver. Twenty- seven such cases are summarized. A key observation by a mechanic whose engine had been stopped by a UFO suggests a mechanism by which self-starting might be understood.

UFOEvidence.org Case Directory: Triangle Shape

UFO Evidence

Selected cases of triangle-shaped UFOs, including the "large black triangles," as well as other triangular-shaped objects.

UFOPOP: Flying Saucers in Popular Culture

The purpose of this website is to preserve and show how popular culture has depicted UFOs [and especially flying saucers]. The site is intended to preserve and display, for anyone interested in the subject and for students of popular culture, the imagery of UFOs and Flying Saucers presented in popular culture. Features a Gallery of over 1,000 comic books withcovers that display images of UFOs and Flying Saucers.

UFO-Related Human Physiological Effects

John F. Schuessler, Journal of Scientific Investigation

A significant number of UFO reports contain information suggesting that human physiological and psychological damage, animal reactions, and physical trace effects are caused by the UFO encounter. If this assertion is true, then we have an opportunity to provide the "proof" of reality sought by most researchers if we properly amass and utilize the results of the investigations. Important to researchers is the availability of historical data in a conveniently usable form. This document provides the first edition of a subset of the overall database - a catalog of UFO-related human physiological effects.

Valuable UK UFO Project

Isaac Koi, UFO Updates Mailing List, 13 May 2006

As detailed below, I consider the Condign Report to be a very useful and valuable document. The report is valuable as a case study of the risks inherent in scientific research being conducted in secrecy, including the risks of inefficiency and ineffectiveness. R

other articles & documents

1967: The Overlooked UFO Wave and the Colorado Project

Richard Hall, MUFON 1978 UFO Symposium Proceedings

A major wave of UFO sightings occurred in 1967; even by official Air Force figures it was the 4th largest in terms of sightings reported, yet no one talks about it. The special significance of the 1967 wave is that it occurred during the one full year of investigations by the University of Colorado UFO Project.

A Catalogue of Australian and New Zealand Abduction and Potential Abuction Cases

Keith Basterfield, Oct 1997

A collection of abduction and possible abduction cases from Australia and New Zealand.

A Catalogue of Australian UFO Entity and Humanoid Related Reports

Keith Basterfield, Australian Ufologist, 1998

This document integrates several previous works, and has been updated with cases reported as at 1st October 1997. It utilises the classification system outlined in 1976 by US researcher, David Webb, in ã1973-Year of the Humanoids.ä Webb currently maintains a computer listing of humanoid cases called HUMCAT.

A Catalogue of Australian UFO Entity and Humanoid Related Reports

Keith Basterfield

This document integrates several previous works, and has been updated with cases reported as at 1st October 1997. It utilises the classification system outlined in 1976 by US researcher, David Webb, in ã1973-Year of the Humanoids.ä Webb currently maintains a computer listing of humanoid cases called HUMCAT.

A Chronology of Certain EM Events

Mark Rodeghier, from "UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference", CUFOS, 1981

As a means of introducing the reader to the EM data, and as an interesting exercise in itself, this article presents here a list of "firsts;" that is, within the category of EM events, the first appearance of an important or unusual characteristic. R

A Consistent Feature in UFO Descriptions

Mark Cashman

I believe that I have found several occurrences of what is identifiably the same type of object based on a fairly obscure but noticable common feature (protruding tail). Of these, two are photographic cases, and four are accompanied by a drawing.

A Critique of the Paranormal UFO Theories of Vallee and Keel

Mark Cashman, The Temporal Doorway

In the study of UFOs, two theories of the origin of UFOs stand out - the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) and the paranormal hypothesis (PNH). While I do not currently find that the data is sufficient to support either theory, I believe that paranormal theories of UFO origin have had a significant effect, and that, in general, that effect has not been beneficial to the advancement of the study of UFOs. I would not claim that paranormal theories of UFOs are invalid, but I would tend to say that they are unprofitable, in the sense that they predict everything, and, thus, nothing.

A Cyclic Period that Correlates with Alleged UFO Crash Retrievals

Joseph W. Ritrovato

This article will now look at many different stories of crashed aerial vehicles of unknown origin that occurred over a period of more than a century. Curiously, these events appear to be related in one striking manner. During the course of my studies into UFO waves, I discovered that a significant number of reported UFO crashes appeared to occur during or near waves or flaps that related to a cycle determined to have been 3.19 years in length.  R

A Definition Of The Unidentified Objects Of Today

Jim Rayner

A sighting is considered unidentified when a report does apparently contain all the pertinent facts necessary to suggest a valid hypothesis concerning the cause or explanation of the report but the description of the object or its motion cannot be correlated with any known object or phenomena meteorological astronomical or natural.

A Field Guide to Skepticism

Dean I. Radin, from The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena

This chapter does not argue against skepticism. On the contrary, it demonstrates that critical thinking is a double-edged sword: It must be applied to any claim, including the claims of skeptics. We will see that many of the skeptical arguments commonly levelled at psi experiments have been motivated by non-scientific factors, such as arrogance, advocacy and ideology.

A Long-Term Scientific Survey of the Hessdalen Phenomenon

Massimo Teodorani, Journal of Scientific Exploration, 1 June 2004, vol. 18, no. 2

"The balls of light which appear in the Hessdalen valley in Norway are exemplary of anomalous atmospheric luminous phenomena that occur frequently at some locations on Earth. The apparent correlation of luminous phenomena with magnetic perturbations, radio emission, and radar tracks, found by Norwegian researchers, led some Italian physicists and engineers of the EMBLA Project to reanalyze the Norwegian data." Abstract of the article available online, full article available for purchase and download.

A Mock Congressional Hearing: The Ruppelt Record

Francis Ridge & Jerry Washington, (NICAP)

It is in that spirit of truth and honesty that we've cooked-up the following exchanges from a mock hearing, circa 1956, during which Capt. Ruppelt (utilizing his actual quotes) testifies before a skeptical Congress. The Committee Chairman, Senator "Mo Lasses" - a man more interested in grandstanding than anything else - has the floor.

A New Start on the Whole UFO Problem? Review of Hynek's 'The UFO Experience'

Joachim P. Kuettner, Astronautics and Aeronautics, November 1973

"The UFO Experience" no doubt represents the best and most objective introduction to the UFO problem available.

A Position Statement of the Swedish national UFO organization UFO-Sweden

UFO Sweden

Position statement on UFOs by UFO Sweden.

A Preliminary Study of Sixty Four Pilot Sighting Reports Involving Alleged Electro-Magnetic Effects on Aircraft Systems

Richard F. Haines, Ph.D. and Dominique Weinstein

This preliminary report presents the findings of a comprehensive review of over fifty years of pilot reports in which permanent or transient electro-magnetic (EM) effects occurred on in-flight aircraft systems allegedly as a direct or indirect result of the relatively near presence of one or more unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). From a total of 1,300 reports fifty seven (4.4%) were found that involved E-M effects. The most commonly reported UAP shape is round or oval. Interestingly, most of the E-M effects occurred when the UAP was nearby the aircraft. These findings are potentially important and deserve further in-depth study and confirmation by obtaining additional high quality aviation reports.

A Report on the Motivations and Activities of Extraterrestrial Races – A Typology of the most Significant Extraterrestrial Races Interacting with Humanity

Michael E. Salla, PhD, Exopolitics.org

There are an extensive number of extraterrestrial races known to be currently interacting with Earth and the human population. In a 1998 interview, Clifford Stone, a retired US army Sergeant who served in the US Army for 22 years and participated in covert operations to retrieve crashed extraterrestrial ships and extraterrestrial biological entities (EBE’s), revealed there were a total of 57 extraterrestrial races known to the US military.

A Review of Col. Philip J. Corso's Book, "The Day After Roswell"

Stanton Friedman, 1997

Over the past few months I have been asked over and over again what I thought about this book. I had done some preliminary checking on Corso a few years back when I first heard of him via the Army History Institute.

A Review of MIB (Men in Black): A History

Linda Murphy, From 'Astronet Review' No. 1 February 1992

A lot of people have heard of something about "MIBs" without really knowing any of the details. The purpose of this article is to acquaint readers with MIBs history, how they are related to the cover-up allegations, along with associated reference material and names of files which contain more current thoughts on the subject. R

A Revival of the 61-Month Wave Theory

Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D.

The Knowles family CE-II encounter with an ovoid-shaped UFO on the Nullarbor Plateau in Western Australia January 20th was right on target in terms of time and place, according to the 61-month wave cycle first proposed by Dr. David Saunders back in 1971. At least two other UFO encounters of major importance occurred that same night in Australia and Tasmania. If the indications are correct and this is not an isolated incident but the beginnings of a major UFO wave, we will have to reconsider the significance of this long-term prediction... R

A SETI Dialog

SETI League

The following questions were posed to SETI League executive director H. Paul Shuch, by Manchester University's Prof. Ian Morison, coordinator of SETI activities at the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank. R

A Shortage of Planets

NASA Astrobiology Institute, March 5, 2001

When they turned the Hubble Space Telescope on a distant globular cluster of stars, astronomers expected to find fifteen or twenty planets. They found zero. R

A Tribute to Hinduism - Vimanas (PDF) PDF Document

A Tribute to Hinduism

In the Vedic literature of India, there are many descriptions of flying machines that are generally called Vimanas. India's national epic, The Mahabharata, is a poem of vast length and complexity. There are no physical remains of ancient Indian aircraft technology but references to ancient flying machines are commonplace in the ancient Indian texts. Several popular ancient epics describe their use in warfare. Depending on one's point of view, either it contains some of the earliest known science fiction, or it records conflict between beings with weapons as powerful and advanced as anything used today.

A Young Steven Spielberg Meets the President (Reagan)

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

On June 27, 1982, a year after Reagan entered the White House, Ronald Reagan made one of his most famous alien remarks when he hosted Steven Spielberg in the White House. Spielberg was at the White House to present a private screening of his soon to be released movie called "ET: The Extraterrestrial."

Abductees Speak: Memoirs of Shadows - by Laura

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D.

From my earliest memory I knew beyond a doubt that my life was different than other children's lives. I feared the visitors that would come to my bedroom unseen by my parents in the night.

Abduction by Aliens or Sleep Paralysis? (Skeptical)

Susan Blackmore, Skeptical Inquirer Magazine, May/June 1998

A Roper Poll claimed that nearly four million Americans have had certain "indicator" experiences and therefore had probably been abducted by aliens. But a study of 126 school children and 224 undergraduates shows knowledge of aliens is related more to watching television than to having the relevant experiences.  R

Abduction Experiences In Latin America

Inexplicata

It is curious that while instances of alleged abduction by UFO aliens are rife in North America, they should be considerably less virulent in the Spanish-speaking regions of the world. This is made all the more curious due to the fact that one of the earliest cases, and the one most readily memorable, is without question the Antonio Villas-Boas abduction (Brazil, 1952).  R

Abductions: A Report on the Roper Analysis Data

Geraldo Fuentes, ViewZone Magazine

In the typical "alien abduction," the victim is paralyzed by some unknown force, taken to a small circular room, and then examined and probed by a number of large-eyed, gray skinned, hairless, short creatures. Tissues and cells are sampled and subcutaneous implants are often installed. R

Abductions: The Boundary Deficit Hypothesis (Skeptical?)

by Martin Kottmeyer, Magonia

As claims about the reality of alien abductions multiply, the assertion is increasingly heard that psychology offers little or no insight into how such experiences could occur if they are unreal. Abductees are normal people.

Abductions: The Truth

John C. Thompson

Until clouded abduction reports are placed in the true paranormal arena they belong, ufologists cannot expect mainstream scientists to seriously investigate UFO sightings. There is no proof that extraterrestrials are kidnapping people. There are tens of thousands of credible anomalous airborne sightings by equally amazing numbers of impressive and reliable witnesses to suggest many UFOs are real. Ufologists need to work with what they have the best chance to scientifically prove.  R

About Richard Dolan

Richard Dolan

Around 1994, the UFO problem began to interest me. I had always possessed an average level of interest in the subject. I owned exactly one book on it, and caught an occasional documentary on television. In other words, I knew nothing of value whatsoever about the problem of UFOs, very much like most people.

Accomplice: Vimanas

Accomplice

An inspiration behind Accomplice’s scarcars such as Karloff’s loco vimana, the VIMANA are spacecraft, land leviathans, airplanes and interdimensional craft described in great technical detail in the ancient Vedic literature of India. Some were said to be as fast as thought itself.

Advanced Aliens: Why ET Will Be More Advanced than Humanity

Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI

Any beings capable of bridging the vast distances between the stars would be able to clean our clock when it comes to science and engineering. Visitors from other worlds – should any appear – would be enormously ahead of us from a technological viewpoint. It may surprise you to learn that the same is true for any aliens we might tune in with our SETI experiments.  R

Advances in our Understanding of Life

Jack D. Farmer, NASA, 2001

Over the past two decades, advances in a number of scientific disciplines have helped us better understand the nature and evolution of life on Earth. These scientific developments also have helped lay the foundation for astrobiology, opening up new possibilities for the existence of life in the Solar System and beyond. R

Agents of the Dark

'The Unexplained' No. 39

Rarely - if ever - do the threats of the mysterious Men In Black, following a close encounter, come to anything. So what could be the purpose behind their visits? R

Aircraft / UFO Encounters Prior to 1942

Jan Aldrich, Project 1947

Aviators reported few encounters with unusual aerial phenomena prior to 1942. After consulting much of the literature, talking to UFO historians, and visiting Dr. Richard Haines, here are the few known cases. Some are of very doubtful reliability.

Aircrew Survey Project Results (PDF) PDF Document

NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena)

This paper presents the results of a confidential aircrew survey presented to 298 currently rated and flying commercial pilots employed by a U. S. airline. Out of the 70 completed surveys, 23% of pilots said they had seen something they could not identify in flight.

Alexander UFO Religious Crisis Survey: Development of Questions and Analysis of Responses

John Alexander, Ph.D, NIDS (National Institute for Discovery Science)

Would irrefutable proof of intelligent extraterrestrial life in the universe have any effect on religious ideology in the U.S.? The UFO Community maintains there are several reasons the U.S. government has withheld information on the UFO phenomenon (and its component aspects). A reason prominently offered is that there would be a religious crisis in this country. Yet, in my research I could find nothing to substantiate this premise. This conundrum led to the hypothetical question: if a mass UFO landing were to take place how would pastors, priests and rabbis address the event to their congregation? What if, in the weeks that followed a face-to-face contact, we found out (as the UFO Community's leaders proclaim) these obviously technologically superior beings had no religion?

Alexander UFO Religious Crisis Survey: The Impact of UFOs and Their Occupants on Religion

Conducted by Victoria Alexander, (NIDS / Bigelow Foundation)

The Alexander UFO Religious Crisis survey addresses just one of many problems facing the UFO Community: how would organized religions in the United States react to confirmation of contact with an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. The results of this pilot survey are straightforward and remarkably simple. The theologians surveyed would not feel their faith and the faith of their congregation would be threatened. The following results, based upon a 23% return (230 surveys) should have a significant and meaningful impact on the UFO Community, its doctrines and attitudes.

Alien Abduction? Junk Science Calls It Sleep Paralysis

Budd Hopkins

Junk Science is the proper designation for the many outlandish, irrelevant and unsupported hypotheses debunkers have employed over the years to dismiss UFO abductions (some of which I will discuss in future articles). Non-junk Science - the real thing, based upon the scientific method - begins by amassing and studying all the accurate, relevant data before any serious hypothesizing takes place.

Alien Abductions - Events During a Typical Abduction Experience

Davy Russell, X-Project

The following is a presentation of events which occur during a typical alien abduction. This information was obtained from many abduction reports that I have studied.

Alien Autopsy Film Review - Kevin Randle

Kevin Randle

To understand the autopsy footage, it is necessary to look beyond it. For example, we can look at the story of how the film fell into the hands of UFO researchers.  R

Alien Discussions: Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference, by Andrea Pritchard, et. al. (Book Review)Held at MIT, Cambridge

Michael D. Swords

This is a formidable book (almost 700 pages) about a controversial, difficult, and confusing subject. That line should indicate why it will not be well read by our academic colleagues. However, for anyone with the slightest serious interest in the topic, it should be. Persons wishing to immerse themselves in the many dimensions, layers, and schools of thought about alleged UFO abductions cannot find a more eclectic and stimulating pool.

Alien Investigators: A Look at the SETI Institute

Space.com, 09 May 2000

Based in Mountain View, California, the SETI institute is the most prominent organization involved in the search for intelligent life beyond Earth.  R

Alien Life? Astronomers Predict Contact by 2025

Hillary Mayell, National Geographic News, November 14, 2003

Earthlings could make contact with extraterrestrial beings by the year 2025, two astronomers predict in a new book. The authors say it's unlikely space aliens look like Hollywood's ET—little, green, and hairless—and that while aliens are highly unlikely to pay Earth a visit, they may be sending radio signals across space to let us know they exist. R

Alien Zoos

Preston E. Dennett

Most UFO investigators agree that UFOs are conducting a long-term study of our planet and its inhabitants. UFOs have been seen hovering over military installations, nuclear bases, reservoirs and other sensitive structures. Even more revealing is the fact that they have been seen collecting plants and animals of all different kinds. R

Amazing Soviet-Era UFO Sightings In & Over Water Bodies

Paul Stonehill

The Russian Ufology Research Center has a collection of "hydrosphere aspect" sightings The secret files of the Soviet Navy contain much valuable information on UFO sightings. Soviet military researchers quite thorough. The files have been largely inaccessible, even after the fall of the USSR. But I was able to collect some interesting information.  R

An Analysis of The 3/30/90 Belgian Radar Data

Mark Cashman, Temporal Doorway

The data gathered from an airborne radar during the intercept of a UFO on 3/30/90 in Belgian airspace provides a unique opportunity to analyze the three-dimensional flight profile of a possible UFO.

An Interview with Ann Druffel

Brent Raynes

ANN DRUFFEL began investigating UFOs back in 1957 with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). She is the author of How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction, Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald’s Fight For UFO Science, and was the coauthor of The Tujunga Canyon Contacts.

An Introduction to UFOs

Davy Russell, X-Project

An introduction and overview of the UFO phenomenon and related subjects.

Anatomical anomalies in crop formation plants (PDF) PDF Document

W. C. Levengood, BLT Research Team (published in Physiologia Plantarum)

In the present paper. evidence is presented which indicates that structural and cellular alterations take place in plants exposed within the confines of the 'circle' type formations. differences which were determined to be statistically significant when compared with control plants taken outside the formations. These transformations were manifested at the macroscopic level as abnormal nodal swelling. gross malformations during embryogenesis, and charred epidermal tissue. Significant changes in seed germination and development were found. and at the microscopic level differences were observed in cell wall pit structures. Affected plants also have characteristics suggesting the involvement of transient high temperatures.

Ancient Artwork: A Spiritual Quest to Comprehend

Siriusly

Classic silvery discs, emanating beams of light are seen in many famous Renaissance Era paintings. Athough not always obvious, the resemblance is uncanny.

Anomalistics - On Some Unfair Practices towards Claims of the Paranormal

Marcello Truzzi, 1998

The reception of unconventional or extraordinary claims in science has come under increasing attention by sociologists and historians. Scientific anomalies have sparked scientific revolutions, but such claims have had to fight prejudices within science. This essay offers scattered reflections on the adjudication process confronted by protoscientists (science "wannabes") wishing admission into the scientific mainstream. My comments here are not intended in support of proponents of the paranormal (for I remain a skeptic, as defined below) but to help produce a more level playing field and a greater fairness that might help all scientists.

Anomalistics: A Spectrum of Belief

William S. Moulton, 1990 (Skeptical Investigations)

There is a wide spectrum of levels of consensus and belief, and of the conditions required to achieve them.

Another Side to Researchers and Witnesses

Dennis Balthaser, 01/01/01

One of the most interesting things about doing this [UFO] research as I do it, is getting to know the other researchers or witnesses better and learning about their other interests or talents.

Apollo Moon Conversations Show NASA Coverup

From "Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon" by Don Wilson (posted by James Shannon on IUFO list)

The following are excerpts of conversations from Apollo Astronauts on the Moon to Mission Control - which show that the Astronauts came across some strange and hard-to-explain structures and unusual sightings of unidentified craft - while on the surface of the Moon. The following Apollo Astronaut conversations were mostly taken from the out-of-print book "Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon" by Don Wilson (Dell, 1975):

Are There Too Many Landings?

Mark Cashman, The Temporal Doorway

One of the cornerstones of both the Paranormal Hypothesis (PNH) and the Control System Hypothesis (CSH) is the contention by Vallee in several references that "there are too many landings". R

Are UFOs Created by Humans?

Richard Vizzutti / Ufology UK

I'm sure that you have read about a scientist named Nikola Tesla. It was his work in science that had brought about modern day UFOs. He and Viktor Schauberger were the superstars of this new flying disc technology. In WWll, the Nazi's had relied heavily on Tesla's research to create what bomber pilots called "Foo Fighters," or "Kraut Balls."  R

Are We Alone?

Dennis Balthaser

When becoming involved with the subject of ufology at any level, we are faced with the fact that things are seen in the sky by different individuals, that are not explainable as anything we know about, or have seen before.

Are We Alone? Where are our Nearest Neighbors?

Edward Weiler, NASA Astrobiology Institute, August 6, 2001

Edward Weiler, NASA's Associate Administrator for Space Science discusses the search for life in the Universe. Are we alone? R

Area 51, A History and Update

Dennis Balthaser

For a place that doesn’t officially exist, Area 51 has been referred to by a lot of names over the years. This article provides a history and overview of the secret military installation at Area 51.

Area 51: Still Above the Law

Dennis Balthaser, 10/05/03

Since 1955 the United States has developed and maintained a secret military base 85 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, known by several names, such as Groom Lake, Dreamland, the Box and the most popular name, “Area 51.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order on August 19, 1955, restricting the air space over Groom Lake, Nevada, which is still heavily in force today.

Arguments against Psychosis Explaining the ‘Alien Abduction’ Scenario

Brian P James

Over a period of four years from 1999 to 2003 I unfortunately had the opportunity to study the effects of such psychoses first hand, and from this I believe there is a very strong argument against this simply explaining the alien encounter experience/scenario.

Assessment of the UFO phenomenon by GEPAN (1978)

Claude Poher, GEPAN Report to the Scientific Committee, June, 1978

Positive conclusions from the GEPAN Report to the Scientific Committee, June, 1978: "In 60% of the cases reported here, the description of this phenomenon is apparently one of a flying machine whose origin, modes of lifting and/or propulsion are totally outside our knowledge." R

Astrobiologists Find Evidence of Early Life on Land

NASA/Ames press release, January 18, 2001

Scientists with NASA's Astrobiology Institute have discovered evidence that microbial life emerged on land between 2.6 billion and 2.7 billion years ago, much earlier than previously thought. R

Atmosphere of an Extrasolar Planet Detected for the First Time

Leslie Mullen, NASA Astrobiology Institute, December 5, 2001

Astronomers have made the first direct detection and chemical analysis of an atmosphere of a planet that exists outside our solar system.  R

Atmosphere or UFO?: A Response to the 1997 SSE Review Panel Report (PDF) PDF Document

Bruce Maccabee

Radar and radar-visual sightings were among the various types of UFO sightings discussed by the review panel sponsored by the Society for Scientific Exploration in the Fall of 1997. This paper, a response to the panel opinion, demonstrates that careful consideration of atmospheric effects is not sufficient to explain at least some of the radar, radar-visual, and photographic sightings that have been reported over the years.

Australian Abductions: A Catalogue of Cases

Keith Basterfield

Extensive catalogue of cases compiled by Keith Basterfield, with brief descriptions of the cases.

Australian Military and Government Role in the UFO Controversy - Part Two

Bill Chalker (1996)

An in-depth review of Australian military and government involvement in UFOs.

Australian UFO Physical Trace Cases-A Review

Bill Chalker, The OZ Fles

Including a catalogue of Australian physical trace cases compiled by Keith Basterfield & Bill Chalker.

Australian UFO Research 2003 In Review

Diane Harrison, The Australian UFO Research Network

Australian UFO Research Networkers are to be congratulated for their contributions to Australian ufology throughout 2003. 2003 was a year filled with exciting new ufological ventures and adventures. R

Australian Ufology

Bill Chalker

Australia has a rich history of organised interest in the UFO subject. This paper provides an overview and history of Australian ufology.

Beyond Great UFO Photos: An Inquiry Into the Billy Meier Case

Michael Horn, UFO Magazine, Volume 14, No. 3

A nondescript farmer in Switzerland purports to have taken the most stunning group of UFO photographs ever. Since the advent of his claimed contacts with ETs from the Pleiades in the mid-'70s, Eduard Billy Meier and his photographs have been alternately revered and reviled, depending on whom you talk to. For the first time in UFO Magazine, a Meier aficionado gets into fundamentals, not photos: "Pleiadian" philosophy—and prophecy.

Billy Meier Case: A Refutation of false Claims and Distortions by Korff

James W. Deardorff, Research Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University

In his book, Spaceships of the Pleiades: The Billy Meier Story (Prometheus Press, 1995), Kal. K. Korff makes masses of claims against the reality of Eduard Meier’s contact experiences. Thus the reader who is unfamiliar with the research by Wendelle Stevens, Lee & Brit Elders, Thomas Welch, Jim Dilettoso and Gary Kinder on the Meier case, and unfamiliar with Korff’s background, may mistakenly think Korff’s claims are valid simply due to their sheer number.

Biochemical traumatology as a potent tool for identifying actual stresses elicited by unidentified sources: Evidence for plant metabolic disorders in correlation with a UFO landing (PDF) PDF Document

by Bounias, Michel C. L. (1990), J. Scientific Exploration, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 1.

Following an accurate testimony of a "UFO" landing, samples of a wild strain of Alfalfa were collected at the epicentre and at various increasing distances of the trace left on the ground 4 and 40 days after the observation. A

Black Special Access Programs

Bernard Haisch, Ph.D.

The three-tier standard government security clearance levels are well known: confidential, secret and top secret. However just having a clearance at one of these levels does not automatically give access to any information at that level.

Blue Book UFO Reports by Ships at Sea: Analysis of the Blue Book Ship Database (PDF) PDF Document

Antonio F. Rullán

The objective of this study was to better understand the Project Blue Book UFO report database from ships at sea. The study focused on UFO reports that were submitted by ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to the USAF Project Blue Book. Ships submitting reports to Blue Book included Navy, US Coast Guard and Commercial Vessels.

Boy In Holland Claims To Have Witnessed Crop Formation

Nancy Talbot, Director, BLT Crop Circle Research Team

"This event is in southern Holland - and it's concerning again this boy, Robert van den Broeke, who has the ability somehow to know when these things are getting ready to happen and who has been in the middle of a formation when it occurred - this was a couple of years ago. R

Bush Says UFO Promise Still On

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

Therefore, when Cheney arrived in Roswell a few months later, many thought it was a sign of positive things to come. Cheney, to the disappointment of many UFO watchers, simply made his speech with no mention of E.T.s or anything remotely close, and flew on to Wyoming. Disclosure didn’t come, but the UFO hopefuls still remained optimistic.

Calling Occupants (The Giant Rock Conventions)

Gregory Bishop and Kenn Thomas, Fortean Times 118 (January 1999)

Gregory Bishop with Kenn Thomas remembers George Van Tassel's Annual Giant Rock Interplanetary Spacecraft Conventions in the Mojave Desert in the early 1950s. for 23 years, other worldly inspired Americans and the great names of contactee ufology gathered there to commune with Space Beings. R

Calling the Debunkers Hand

Dennis Balthaser, 08/01/03

Another Roswell Incident anniversary has recently passed and after 56 years we still have not been told what really happened on the high plains of New Mexico in 1947. The debunkers and skeptics continue to bring up the same excuses they have been using for 25 years, but when their theories are challenged they refuse to admit they are wrong.

Can SETI Succeed: Carl Sagan and Ernst Mayr Debate (PDF) PDF Document

Here we present both sides of the philosophical and scientific debate. First, one of the most prominent evolutionary specialists of this century, Ernst Mayr of Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, delivers the main arguments of the uniqueness hypothesis. Mayr notes that, since they are based on facts, the various degrees of uniqueness are a problem for SETI, not a hypothesis. The late Carl Sagan of The Planetary Society and Cornell University's Laboratory of Planetary Studies responds to Mayr's statements and expresses the optimist's view.

Canada's Flying Saucer Observatory

Nick Balaskas (UFO Updates mailing list 13 May 2002)

Last month my friend Mike and I drove out to Smiths Falls to check out the huge collection of government surplus electronic and scientific equipment at 'W. J. Ford Surplus Enterprises' located in Smiths Falls, about an hour's drive west of Ottawa.  R

Canadian Program Director Discusses Communication With Aliens

PresidentialUFO.com

In a just recovered 1961 interview with television station CJOH, the former head of the official Canadian Government UFO investigation, Wilbert Smith, was asked a number of questions about what he had learned during his days of investigating flying saucers for the government.

Canadian Program Director Discusses Communication With Aliens

PresidentialUFO.com

In a just recovered 1961 interview with television station CJOH, the former head of the official Canadian Government UFO investigation, Wilbert Smith, was asked a number of questions about what he had learned during his days of investigating flying saucers for the government.

Carl Sagan - Background and Bibliography

Paradigm Clock

A brief biography of Dr. Carl Sagan, as well as a recommended bibliography.

Carl Sagan Requested US State Dept. UFO Info

Associated Press, Sept. 30, 1997

Reference in this press article to Carl Sagan requesting information about UFOs from the State Department. R

Catalogue of Australian and New Zealand Abduction and Potential Abduction Cases

Keith Basterfield

A collection of abduction and possible abduction cases from Australia and New Zealand.

CEFAA (Chile) Aviation-Related UFO Case Files

NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena)

Thirteen reports from the Committee for Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (CEFAA), an official agency of the Chilean Air Force that investigates UFO sightings.

Center For UFO Studies Response To The Air Force’s 1997 Report 'The Roswell Report: Case Closed'

Mark Rodeghier

In June of this year, the Air Force released their second massive report on the now well–known Roswell incident that occurred in and near Roswell, New Mexico in early July, 1947. The first Air Force report in September 1994 concluded that the debris found by rancher Mac Brazel was from an Army Air Forces balloon–borne research project code named MOGUL. In the statements below, we detail the errors, omissions and faulty reasoning in the Air Force report.

Characteristics of IFOs and UFOs

Don Berliner, UFO Briefing Document

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Chat with UFO Investigator Nick Pope

ABC News, Nov. 20, 2001

ABCNEWS’ Chris Wallace interviews Nick Pope, an official with the British Ministry of Defense, known as “the real Fox Mulder” from The X-Files, for his investigations into the UFO phenomenon in the latest edition of ABCNEWS.com’s Internet Exposé UFO2000: The Search Continues.  R

Chronology of Anomalous Events During STS-48 Mission

Vince Johnson, Houston UFO Network

The following is a chronology of the anomalous events of STS-48.

Chronology of UFO History

FUFOR (Fund for UFO Research)

Very good timeline of UFO history, from the Fund for UFO Research

Classified Documents Validate US Military/Presidential UFO Involvement

Dr. Robert M. And Ryan S. Wood, Majestic Document Researchers

The Majestic documents investigation team has just released three leaked classified UFO documents. Actually, there are two one-page memorandums to President Truman and a memo from General Hoyt Vandenberg along with supporting authentication material.  R

Close Encounter with Dr. J. Allen Hynek - An Interview With The Dean

J. Allen Hynek with Dennis Stacy, 1985

For over two decades, from 1948 to 1969, Dr. J. Allen Hynek was a consultant in astronomy to the United States Air Force. The subject of his advice, however, was not the fledgling space program or even the moon and stars above, but Unidentified Flying Objects. In 1973 he founded the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) and had serves as Director and editor of its journal, "International UFO Reporter." The following is an interview with Hynek by researcher Dennis Stacy.

Close Encounters (by Airplanes) With Unknown Missiles

Clas Svahn and Anders Liljegren, AFU Newsletter #37, Jan. '92 - Dec '93 , Archives for UFO Research, Sweden

On several occasions civilian aircraft with hundreds of passengers have encountered unknown cigar- or missile-shaped objects. A few unexplained collisions in the air have resulted in the loss of human life. AFU Newsletter reviews a dozen incidents from the last decade. All indications point to the reported cases being just a tip of an iceberg.

Close encounters (UFOs in Japan)

METROPOLIS (English-language Japanese magazine), October 31, 2003, #501

The skies above Japan are alive with extraterrestrial activity, according to the nation’s foremost UFO research group and its fearless leader. Matt Wilce examines the evidence. R

Close Encounters of the Australian Kind

Keith Basterfield, UFO Research (NSW) UFO Reporter

Keith Basterfield, author of UFOs: the Image Hypothesis, investigated the Mundrabilla incident, and has recently provided an Australian perspective on UFO abductions.

Close Encounters with Mysterious 'Men in Black': Part 1

Albert K. Bender, Nexus Magazine, Volume 5, #2 (February - March 1998)

In 1953, American UFO research pioneer Al Bender was visited by three strange men, dressed entirely in black, who transported him to their craft but warned him against making any of their revelations public. This article is an excerpt from his classic book: Flying Saucers and the Three Men, first published in 1963. R

Close Encounters with Mysterious 'Men in Black': Part 2

Albert K. Bender, Nexus Magazine, Volume 5, #2 (February - March 1998)

In 1953, American UFO research pioneer Al Bender was visited by three aliens, dressed in black, who transported him to their Antarctic base but warned him against making any of their revelations public. This article is an excerpt from his classic book: Flying Saucers and the Three Men, first published in 1963. R

Comments On The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis To Explain UFO Data

Mark Cashman, The Temporal Doorway

There are several levels of theorization relating to the ETH. At the first level of theorization, we have the OEH - the objective existence hypothesis, which states: "UFOs are an objectively existent phenomenon, not a subjectively (i.e. psychologically or culturally) existent phenomenon." At the second level of theorization we have the ETH (and others, including the paranormal hypothesis). The basic ETH may be formulated as "UFO sightings are observations of technological objects which derive from an intelligent, non-terrestrial source." At the third level, we have theories of origin and intent. This article considers the second level hypothesis.

Comprehensive Assessment of the UFO/ETI Phenomenon

CSETI / Steven M. Greer, MD

A comprehensive analysis of the UFO phenomenon, as well as original research and experiences of members of the CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence) CE-5 Initiative Working Group, has enabled us to make some specific conclusions about UFOs, Extraterrestrial Intelligence and their motives. The summation of this analysis, which follows, is intended to assist both groups and individuals in their efforts to understand this complex subject. We have recorded only those conclusions for which we have a high level of certainty.

Comprehensive Assessment of the UFO/ETI Phenomenon

CSETI / Steven M. Greer, MD

A comprehensive analysis of the UFO phenomenon, as well as original research and experiences of members of the CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence) CE-5 Initiative Working Group, has enabled us to make some specific conclusions about UFOs, Extraterrestrial Intelligence and their motives. The summation of this analysis, which follows, is intended to assist both groups and individuals in their efforts to understand this complex subject. We have recorded only those conclusions for which we have a high level of certainty.

Conceptualizing UFOs

Richard H. Hall

Analyzing UFO data and reasoning about it has been extremely controversial due to a number of factors, primarily disagreement about which data are mutually agreed upon as requiring explanation. In this article I attempt to provide a conceptual framework and guide for thinking about and theorizing about UFOs.

Confessions of a Fortean Sceptic

Jerome Clark, Magonia 12, 1983

In this piece from 1983, well before the revival of the Roswell case, Jerome Clark talks a lot of sense about belief and scepticism, and warns us about "Soldiers' Tales, or the Horrendous Secrets I Learned in the Services". Wise words, even more relevant today after the outpourings of Roswell rumours.

Conspiracy Or Indifference?

Nick Pope

Nick Pope details the British Government’s policy and knowledge in relation to UFOs, and examines the evidence for a cover-up.

Conspiracy Or Indifference?

Nick Pope

Nick Pope details the British Government’s policy and knowledge in relation to UFOs, and examines the evidence for a cover-up.

Context and Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life

Richard C. Hoagland

One of the things I have tried to understand, as my research and that of others has revealed ever more suggestive data, supportive of the phenomenal idea that these objects in the Viking images could in fact be artifacts, is the curious "historically anomalous" position of the agency which took the pictures in the first place: NASA. R

Conversations with Kenneth Arnold

Bob Pratt

UFOs have been around for more than half a century, if not many centuries, but the “Age of Flying Saucers” didn’t start until 1947. On the afternoon of June 24 that year, an Idaho businessman and private pilot named Kenneth Arnold was flying in his single-engine plane near Mount Rainier in the state of Washington when he saw nine strange objects flying through the sky. This article by Bob Pratt recounts his conversations with Kenneth Arnold. R

Conversations with Major Donald Keyhoe

Bob Pratt

Donald Edward Keyhoe was one of the most prominent people in the world of UFOs in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. His influence on ufology was great. His five books and numerous magazine articles about UFOs convinced countless thousands of people that UFOs are real. Because of him, many of those readers became UFO researchers themselves who are still active today. This article by Bob Pratt recounts his conversations with Donald Keyhoe. R

Correspondence with Dr. Thornton Page regarding the CIA Robertson Panel

CUFON

While doing other research, we discovered that there was only one surviving scientist-member of the Scientific Advisory Panel On Unidentified Flying Objects, (commonly known as "The Robertson Panel.") This person was Dr. Thornton Page. We were able to exchange letters with Dr. Page. We believe that these letters, and the other material provided by Dr. Page, provide a unique view into the Robertson Panel and surrounding circumstances, and Dr. Pages' views and actions relating to the subject of UFOs.

Credibility

Dennis Balthaser, 03/01/99

Credible, according to the dictionary is defined as, "1. capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement, and 2. worthy of belief or confidence ; trustworthy: a credible witness". Volumes could be written merely on that one word as it relates to the 1947 Roswell Incident.

Crop Circles in Sweden Tickle the Imagination

Clas Svahn, UFO Sweden

When the circle phenomenon came to Sweden the summer of 1993 it did so with a bang.

Crop Circles: 'Signs from Above' or Human Artifacts?

Jacques Vallee

The early formations were simple circles, then circles with satellites. In later years more and more sophisticated and precisely-drawn geometric figures appeared. All the significant formations were observed in an area in close proximity to major research facilities of the British defense establishment, often in controlled airspace.  R

CSICOP "Science Cops" at War with Cold Fusion

Eugene F. Malove, Sc.D., Infinite Energy magazine #23, Jan-Feb, 1999

The collective wisdom of the so-called Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) is that cold fusion— and any other claim about an anomalous energy source not taught in the sacred halls of academe— is scientific heresy worthy of mockery and rebuke.

CSICOP: The Paradigm Police

Richard Milton, Alternative Science

In an imperfect world, we all suffer from a gap between how we see ourselves and how others see us: between what we'd like to be and what we are. But in 30 years of journalism I haven't found a more striking gulf between self-image and performance than CSICOP -- the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

CUFON Interview of Kevin D. Randle

Kevin Randle / CUFON

Ten-question interview/survey with UFO researcher and author Kevin Randle, including questions about the state of ufology today, and views on general aspects of the UFO phenomenon.

CUFON Interview of Larry W. Bryant

Larry Bryant / CUFON

Ten-question interview/survey with UFO researcher Larry Bryant, including questions about the state of ufology today, and views on general aspects of the UFO phenomenon.

CUFON Interview of Michael D. Swords, Ph.D

Michael D. Swords, Ph.D. / CUFON

Ten-question interview/survey with UFO researcher Michael Swords, including questions about the state of ufology today, and views on general aspects of the UFO phenomenon.

CUFON Interview of Richard F. Haines Ph.D.

Richard F. Haines / CUFON

Ten-question interview/survey with UFO researcher and author Richard Haines, including questions about the state of ufology today, and views on general aspects of the UFO phenomenon.

CUFON Interview of Richard Hall

Richard Hall / CUFON

Ten-question interview/survey with UFO researcher and author Richard Hall, including questions about the state of ufology today, and views on general aspects of the UFO phenomenon.

CUFON Interview of Thornton Page, Ph.D

Thornton Page, Ph.D / CUFON

Ten-question interview/survey with scientist Thornton Page, including questions about the state of ufology today, and views on general aspects of the UFO phenomenon.

Curious, Creative and Critical Thinking

Peter Sturrock, Center for Space Science and Astrophysics, Stanford University

In this essay, I will argue that scientists need at least three modes of thought that I call "curious," "creative" and "critical." These requirements, though they may be quite general in their applicability, come sharply into focus when one deals with anomalies within mainstream science or with anomalous phenomena that seem to reside outside of science as we know it.  R

Danger from the Skies - A Review of David M. Jacobs' Book 'The Threat'

Greg Sandow

In "The Threat," David Jacobs says the aliens are about to get us. But does he have any evidence? (A book review.)

Debunkers vs. the UFO Menace; or, Is Ufology Tantamount to Communism?

Jerome Clark, 1992

To this day not a single significant CSICOP figure has disavowed Klass' charges or chastised him for making them. Instead CSICOP has reserved all its criticism for those who, like me, have raised the issue. Publicly CSICOP pretends to believe that my portrayal of these events is false.

Declassification! Military UFO Records Released: The Spanish Experience

Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos

In the history of UFO research in Spain from 1947 to 1997, one event is of out-standing importance: the release by the Spanish Ministry of Defence of previously secret Air Force UFO archives, a process which started in 1992. I was privileged to play a part throughout this process which has made the official files literally an open book which anyone may read.

Defining Life

By Leslie Mullen, Astrobiology Magazine, Jun 19, 2002

What is life, exactly? This is a question that keeps biologists up at night. The science of biology is the study of life, yet scientists can't agree on an absolute definition. What about a computer program that learns and evolves? Can a wild fire - which feeds, grows, and reproduces - be considered a living entity? R

Detection and Identification Of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) Using Existing Technology PDF Document

John F. Schuessler, MUFON

For the past fifty years, civilian UFO organizations have been collecting, categorizing and archiving UFO reports. By using proper investigative techniques they have amassed an incredible amount of information. A major portion of this database is drawn from eyewitness testimony, supplemented by films, videotapes, and electronic signal detection. The various U.S. Government projects (Grudge, Blue Book, et al) used the same techniques. As a result, political and scientific entities have casually dismissed the evidence as inconsequential. All the while, various agencies of the United States government and the governments of other countries were using all sorts of advanced technologies for Cold War purposes. For the most part, few of these advanced technologies were used to address the UFO issue. The purpose of this paper is to urge responsible governmental organizations to reassess their position and to allow all available technologies to be used to eliminate the UFO mystery.

Disclosure and Transformation: Why disclosure of the ET/UFO subject matters

Steven M. Greer, M.D.

Amid the clamor of a world hurtling towards the next century, a great secret has been kept from humanity which may hold the key to our future. This secret is hidden in plain sight and yet remains unacknowledged by most. It is discussed widely in popular culture - but its import and meaning remain elusive.  R

Disclosure Project Testimony Menu

The Disclosure Project

Overview and photos of several key witnesses of the Disclosure Project.

Discrediting Witnesses and Researchers

Dennis Balthaser, 01/09/03

We have a major need in the Ufology community to clean up our own act, and I think we should do that by putting an end to the name calling and accusations being thrown around.

Do Nuclear Facilities Attract UFOs?

Donald A Johnson, PhD / Nuclear Connection Project

On numerous occasions, UFOs have been reported over nuclear power plants as well as nuclear research facilities and nuclear weapons storage bunkers at military bases. (1) A good percentage of these reports occurred at highly restricted government research and production facilities, such as Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Hanford AEC, and Savannah River AEC. Highly trained government scientists and military personnel, who had been granted top-secret military clearances, made many of these reports.

Dogon Theory of Creation

Crystalinks

The Dogon people are an indigeous tribe who occupy a region in Mali, south of the Sahara Desert in Africa. There are about 100,000 members in the tribe.

Dogons & Sirius

Michele Bugliaro Goggia, Ufopsi

An African tribe, the Dogons, lives in the Mali Republic and has known precise informations about the Sirius star system for 3000-4000 years.

Dr. Carl Jung And The UFOs: The Real Story!

Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, Volume 46/4, Winter 2001, pp. 7-11.

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Dr. Thornton Page's Review of The "Condon Report"

Thornton Page, American Journal of Physics, October 1969

In one sense, the Condon Report lives up to its title Scientific Study, because physical principles and available data are applied meticulously to more than 56 selected, well-documented "cases" (UFO sightings), with the result that 33 cases are explained. however, as several other reviewers have noted, this leaves unexplained a larger proportion than the 10% or so which caused all the ruckus and forced the Air Force to fund the Colorado Project in the first place. Hence, it may be argued that Condon's carefully written conclusions (the first five pages of the Report) do not logically follow from the case studies.

Drake Equation - Background Information

SETI Institute

How can we estimate the number of technological civilizations that might exist among the stars? While working as a radio astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Dr. Frank Drake (currently on the Board of the SETI Institute) conceived an approach to bound the terms involved in estimating the number of technological civilizations that may exist in our galaxy.

Drake Equation Naeye Sayer

Terence Dickinson, The Sunday Toronto Star, Dec. 7, 2003

In 1961, American astronomer Frank Drake developed his famous equation for estimating the number of technologically advanced civilizations in the galaxy. However, more and more scientists are having their doubts about the optimistic numbers and a substantial number of researchers consider the equation as obsolete as a black and white television from the '60s.  R

E.T. and God: Could earthly religions survive the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe?

Paul Davies, The Atlantic Monthly, September 2003

The discovery of just a single bacterium somewhere beyond Earth would force us to revise our understanding of who we are and where we fit into the cosmic scheme of things, throwing us into a deep spiritual identity crisis that would be every bit as dramatic as the one Copernicus brought about in the early 1500s, when he asserted that Earth was not at the center of the universe.  R

EMBLA 2002: An Optical and Ground Survey in Hessdalen (PDF) PDF Document

Massimo Teodorani, Ph.D. and Gloria Nobili

A two-weeks scientific expedition to Hessdalen, aimed at investigating on field mysterious atmospheric light-phenomena, was carried out in August 2002 by the physics section of an italian team of scientists.

Encyclopedia Britannica Article on UFOs

Dr. Thornton Page, The New Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, 1974-1984

The complete article entry on UFOs in the Encyclopedia Britannica, written by scientist Dr. Thornton Page, member of the CIA Robertson Panel and co-host of the AAS Symposium on UFOs.

Engineers Praise Disc Performance

Francis Ridge

I have maintained a small file throughout the years, of statements by scientists and engineers regarding the use of a saucer shape for space travel and flight within the Earth's atmosphere.

Enquiries into Official Involvement with UFOs in Australia

In 1982 Bill Chalker was the first civilian researcher to gain direct access to the previously classified RAAF UFO files during several visits to the Canberra headquarters of the Directorate of Air Force Intelligence.

Estimates of Optical Power Output in Six Cases of Unexplained Aerial Objects with Defined Luminosity Characteristics (PDF) PDF Document

Jacques F. Vallee, Journal of Scientific Exploration

An analysis of six cases of unexplained aerial phenomena observed by qualified observers over a twenty-year period in various parts of the Earth and in known physical conditions yields estimates of optical power output ranging from a few kilowatts to thousands of megawatts. This paper surveys the methods by which this parameter can be derived from witnesses' statements, it discusses the various hypotheses one could propose to account for the observations and it calls for a broad re-examination of sighting files in an effort to apply this methodology to a larger sample and to better understand the luminosity characteristics of the reported objects.

Ethical Implications of the UFO Abduction Phenomenon

Budd Hopkins

I will concentrate instead on what information we can derive from their accounts that might bear on the question of the moral nature of the UFO phenomenon. Are the UFO occupants, as they are described by their abductees, good or bad, friends or foes, or is the situation just not reducible to such terms?

Everywhere, by Stealth

by Richard M. Dolan

Every day, spectacular events occur in the skies, in space, in the oceans, and on the ground. Astonished witnesses around the world see them. For many, the shock of something so extraordinary, so inexplicable, is a consciousness-shattering experience, never forgotten. Yet few people tell anyone what they saw, save perhaps a close friend or family member.

Everywhere, by Stealth

Richard M. Dolan

Every day, spectacular events occur in the skies, in space, in the oceans, and on the ground. Astonished witnesses around the world see them. For many, the shock of something so extraordinary, so inexplicable, is a consciousness-shattering experience, never forgotten. Yet few people tell anyone what they saw, save perhaps a close friend or family member.

Evidence of Martian life dealt critical blow

NASA Astrobiology Institute, November 23, 2001

There may have once been (and perhaps still is) life on Mars, but the evidence for it is barely stirring. R

Excerpts from The Threat by David Jacobs

David Jacobs (credit: Paul Nahay)

The Secret Agenda: What the Aliens Really Want... And How They Plan to Get It.

Exotic Earths

David Lamb, NASA Astrobiology Institute

New astronomical techniques are vastly increasing what we know about extrasolar planets. Scientists have already found a large number of Jupiter sized bodies, but what about Earth-like planets in other solar systems? R

Explain This

Dennis Balthaser, 8/09/01

As I continue my research into the truth behind the 1947 Roswell Incident; (which the United States Air Force claims was a balloon with dummies), Area 51; (which according to the government is nothing more than a test facility for newly developed aircraft) and Underground Bases, (which are only facilities for commercial use), I continue to be amazed at the responses we as tax payers and citizen's of this country are supposed to condone.

Exploring The Myth of The Men In Black

Andrew Lunn, British UFO Research Assoc. and ISUR

This article explores the myth of the MIB(Men In Black). It is mainly based on MIB research regarding incidents after 1976 in England. R

Extraordinary Claim? Move the Goal Posts!

Patrick Huyghe, The Anomalist 3

If you've heard it once, no doubt you've heard it a million times. "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." But as the arguments fly over what exactly constitutes the necessary proof, there's often some hasty rewriting of the rules of the game.

Extrasolar Planets with Earth-like Orbits

Leslie Mullen, NASA Astrobiology Institute, August 8, 2001

Scientists are discovering extrasolar planets with Earth-like orbits. Could it be possible for Earth-like orbiting planets to habor life just like Earth? R

Extraterrestrial Contact: The Evidence and Implications

Steven Greer, MD - CSETI and The Disclosure Project

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Extraterrestrial Psychology

Richard Hall, 1998 (NICAP)

If we suppose that UFOs carry visitors from elsewhere (extraterrestrial intelligences, or ETIs for convenient shorthand), why are they here? Does the accumulated data provide any clues as to their interests or purposes? Seeking answers may be akin to tea-leaf reading, but we now have 40 years of descriptive information. If we analyze the circumstances of UFO sightings it might be possible to discern some patterns that reveal something about ETI psychology.

Eye and Skin Irritation in UFO Reports

Mark Cashman, The Temporal Doorway

A number of UFO cases contain reference to apparently related physical symptoms regarding the eyes and skin. This article attempts to relate known information about similar physical reactions from the medical literature to the UFO effects. While specific cases are referenced in this document, the collection of the relevant information about possible physical effect sources in one place is also an important objective of this paper.

Famous UFO Crashes

Strange and Paranormal Activity

An overview of well-known UFO crashes, with background and descriptions of each case. R

FAQ's about alien abductions

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., International Center for Abduction Research

Dr. David Jacobs answers questions from readers and website visitors regarding the alien abduction phenomenon and his research.

Father Gill and the Night Visitors

Loy Lawhon, About.com

According to J. Allen Hynek, during the years 1958 - 1959 there were over 60 UFO sightings reported in the Papua New Guinea area, with many of these sightings occurring in the area of Mount Pudi, near the mission station at Boianai. R

Fifty-Six Aircraft Pilot Sightings Involving Electromagnetic Effects

Richard F. Haines, Ph.D., MUFON 1992 UFO Symposium Proceedings / NICAP

Reports of anomalous aerial objects (AAO) appearing in the atmosphere continue to be made by pilots of almost every airline and air force of the world in addition to private and experimental test pilots. This paper presents a review of 56 reports of AAO in which electromagnetic effects (E-M) take place on-board the aircraft when the phenomenon is located nearby but not before it appeared or after it had departed. Reported E-M effects included radio interference or total failure, radar contact with and without simultaneous visual contact, magnetic and/or gyro-compass deviations, automatic direction finder failure or interference, engine stopping or interruption, dimming cabin lights, transponder failure, and military aircraft weapon system failure.

Finding Distant Worlds

Leslie Mullen, NASA Astriobiology Institute

We know that there are at least 75 planets outside our own solar system, orbiting their distant stars. Although we have never seen any of these planets with our own eyes, several different techniques exist to detect these extrasolar planets. R

Findings of a Magnetic Signature in some Crop Circles

Colin Andrews - 18th August 2000

An estimated 20% of crop circles show no evidence of being made by people, while 80% do. On Wednesday the 9th of August, I announced on national television and radio the outcome of an ongoing investigation into aspects of the crop circle mystery.  R

Fire Fighters, Disaster Control and the UFO Potential

Dennis Balthaser, 03/01/03

The Fire Officer’s Guide used to train Firefighter’s at the National Fire Academy in Maryland contains a chapter on UFOs. I couldn’t help but ask myself, if all these rumors about UFOs were untrue, why would firefighters be trained on this subject?

First World UFO Forum - Brazil - 1997

A. J. Gevaerd, Editor da Revista UFO

Information about, including attendees, the First World UFO Forum held in Brazil in 1997. Forum Purpose: To discuss and comprehensively analyze the worldwide increasing of the UFO phenomena in the planet, drawing the attention of the general population, scientific and governmental authorities and departments to the UFO research. R

Flying Saucer Fiasco

John G. Fuller, Look Magazine, May, 14, 1968

The extraordinary story of the half-million-dollar "trick" to make Americans believe the Condon committee was conducting an objective investigation.

Flying Saucer Working Party - British MoD program to study UFOs

British Ministry of Defence / Nick Pope website

The Flying Saucer Working Party was set up in October 1950 by Ministry of Defence Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Henry Tizard, who felt that UFO reports should not be dismissed out of hand without some serious study. He duly authorised the setting up of a small study team to look into the phenomenon. This is the group's final report, which was released to Georgina Bruni and a handful of other researchers in 2001 by the MOD, following requests made under the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.

Flying Saucers - Secret History

Tim Matthews

The case for man-made UFOs is stronger than ever whereas the evidence for "alien flying saucers" is wholly untenable. We have introduced here a new line of research and a new perspective on UFO reality. Beyond the fantastic claims and mystification of UFOs by too many UFO "researchers" the painful truth is that flying saucers were, and are, a tremendous human technical achievement.

'Flying Triangle' sightings on the rise

Leonard David, Space.com, September 2, 2004

The National Institute for Discovery Science, or NIDS, has cataloged the Triangle sightings, sifting through and combining databases to take a hard look at the mystery craft.  R

Flying Triangles - Why indeed they may be subject to a 'D' Notice (UK)

Omar Fowler, Flying Saucer Review, Autumn 2000

We heard talk last year and rumours that the British media, including the BBC, had received official instructions not to publish any reports about black triangular UFOs, and in due course I received from a long-established FSR reader, Larry Robson, of Stratford-upon- Avon, the following report. As it is useful background information, I am publishing the entire text of it as a prelude to what our Triangle expert Omar Fowler has to say about this matter! R

FOIA Request Frustrations

Dennis Balthaser, 05/01/00

The Freedom of Information Act law, enacted in 1966, is without a doubt one of the best tools available to obtain information. Over the years, many documents previously kept from the public have been disclosed through FOIA requests. Most researchers that I've talked to however, share my experience in that many times the information takes months or years to obtain, if in fact obtainable. Many times it is still cataloged as secret or not available due to National Security concerns, and some information is still "blacked out", or delay tactics are used in their responses.

Former White House chief of staff supports openness of info about Area 51

October 23, 2002, Las Vegas Review Journal

The federal government should conduct a review of what information could be made public about the top-secret Area 51 air base in Nevada, former White House chief of staff John Podesta said Tuesday.  R

FOTOCAT News October 2003

Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos (UFO Updates 17 Oct 2003)

LATEST COUNT The latest tally of FOTOCAT shows 4,000 entries! Considering an estimate of 10,000 of the total number of photographic cases world-wide between 1947 and 2003, it shows the big progress accomplished to date. R

France opens secret UFO files covering 50 years

AFP (Agence France Press), Mar. 22, 2007

France became the first country to open its files on UFOs Thursday when the national space agency unveiled a website documenting more than 1,600 sightings spanning five decades.  R

France puts secret UFO archive on Web (Associated Press, 3-2007)

John Leicester, Associated Press, March 23, 2007

France is the first country to put its entire weird sightings archive online, said Jacques Patenet, who heads the space agency's UFO cell - the Group for Study and Information on Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena.  R

French Gendarmerie Nationale is an official source of reports for SEPRA

UFOs at Close Sight

This document explains the relations between the French Gendarmerie Nationale (a part of the French army who deals with civilian police missions. A Gendarmerie Nationale's official duty is to collect and transmit to the SEPRA scientific panel any testimony, proof, picture, related to the UFO phenomenon. Gendarmerie takes great care of this, they never mock anyone reporting a ufo!

French Get a Look at Nation's UFO Files (Washington Post - 3-2007)

The Washington Post, (March 23, 2007)

The voluntary decision by France's National Center for Space Studies to dump more than 100,000 pages of witness testimony, photographs, film footage and audiotapes from its secret UFO archives onto its Internet site, http://www.cnes.fr, for worldwide viewing is an unprecedented move among Western countries.  R

Full Account of NICAP UFO EVIDENCE Analysis Summary

NICAP, UFO Evidence

Weighing all the facts, we conclude that the pictures appear to be authentic. They definitely are one of the potentially most significant series of UFO photographs on record

G.E.P.A.N. (1977-1988) (in French)

R.R.0

History of the official French government program to study UFOs.

Galactic Habitable Zones

Leslie Mullen, Science Communications, NASA Astrobiology Institute, May 18, 2001

Our Milky Way Galaxy is unusual in that it is one of the most massive galaxies in the nearby universe. Our Solar System also seems to have qualities that make it rather unique. According to Guillermo Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington, these qualities make the Sun one of the few stars in the Galaxy capable of supporting complex life. R

Getting Inside Your Head: Media, Mind Control, and Marginalization of UFOs

Richard M. Dolan

Why is serious coverage of UFOs absent in the mainstream media? This article attempts to answer that question. It describes how big media and national security interests have converged, and how this relates to the subsequent banishment of serious information about UFOs from "official culture" (as I have often called it). This is one of the longer pieces in here, and will be featured in the February/March 2003 issue of UFO Magazine.

Getting Inside Your Head: Media, Mind Control, and Marginalization of UFOs

Richard M. Dolan

Why is serious coverage of UFOs absent in the mainstream media? This article attempts to answer that question. It describes how big media and national security interests have converged, and how this relates to the subsequent banishment of serious information about UFOs from "official culture" (as I have often called it). This is one of the longer pieces in here, and will be featured in the February/March 2003 issue of UFO Magazine.

Getting to Level 2

Mark Cashman

The problem with Klass, as opposed to the position of the properly skeptical ufologist, is that he won't accept the contention that there are unexplained UFO reports which are challenging and interesting; while our properly skeptical UFOlogist has no problem with accepting both that many reports can be explained and that there are challenging and interesting UFO reports which cannot be explained prosaically.

Hessdalen - Nordic UFO Mystery

Emma Ojanen, Cropo Circle Research, Enigma Issue 17

For years we have been talking about Roswell, Area 51 and other Big World mysteries related to UFOs without realising that we have our own enigma in Northern Europe ˜ in a place where everyone can freely travel and, which is openly shown on the Internet. Hessdalen lights have been seen ever since the 1940's and now it is, as we know, the only place in the world, where UFO phenomenon is monitored by a camera around the clock.

Hessdalen - Valley Of Enigmatic Lights

Science Frontiers, No. 155, Sep-Oct, 2004

Science Frontiers first mentioned the Hessdalen Phenomenon in 1995. (SF#98) Nearly a decade has passed, and many more visual and instrumental data have been amassed by Norwegian and Italian researchers. R

Hessdalen Lights

Flavio Gori

Peder Skogaas, a 65 Hessdalen inhabitant, tell me that in the beginning persons reporting those lights decided to remain silent with people outside the valley to not appear to be lunatic.  R

Hessdalen Lights

Udayavani (Karnataka, India regional newspaper)

Hessdalen is a valley in central Norway. It lies southeast of Trondheim and about 30 kilometres northwest of the town of Roros. The whole valley stretches 12 kilometres in length and has only around 200 inhabitants. The valley is special for one very unusual thing - strange and mysterious nocturnal lights. R

Hessdalen Lights

Brendan Kilmartin, posted on The Supernatural World

In December l981, unknown lights suddenly started to appear in the skies above Hessdalen. As no official institute with governmental support in Norway seemed to be interested in these strange lights, five individual researchers began their own research project: Project Hessdalen. R

Historical UFO Quotes

Mattweb

The following quotes and excerpts are from various sources. I can't be certain of the validity or the accuracy of translation in all of them, but these are some of the more interesting ones I have come across and thought they should be included.  R

Historical Ufology

Dennis Balthaser, 09/09/99

Never before in the research of Ufology, has there been a more important time for obtaining the truth than today. With the explosion of technology we’ve seen in recent years, and anticipate in the future, it is more important than ever, that all information related to this subject be verifiable.

History of State UFO Research in the USSR (Skeptical)

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)

In the mid-1970s various government organizations involved in the study of UFOs stepped up their investigation of the alleged phenomena. As a result, public interest in the topic increased considerably. The UFO debate became a prominent social phenomenon in the country, especially among the scientific and technological intelligentsia.

How do they get here?

This section will deal with some of the ideas regarding how the UFO's actually travel from their civilisation to our planet. One of the main arguments against the reality of the extra-terrestrial nature of UFO's is that sceptics claim, and quite rightly, that the distances involved are just too vast to make space travel a viable option.  R

How Far is ET?

Seth Shostak, Special to Space.com

How many light-years is it to the nearest alien civilization? In 1960, when Frank Drake made the first modern effort to eavesdrop on radio signals from ET, he trained his antenna on two relatively close stars, Epsilon Eridani and Tau Ceti: respectively 10 and 12 light-years from Earth. He picked these backyard buddies for several reasons.  R

How Presidents Have handled The Topic Of UFOs

Robert Barrow, Argosy UFO, Winter 1977-78 (Grant Cameron)

Two men voiced their concern over the existence of UFOs before assuming the highest elective office in this country: Former President Gerald R. Ford and President Jimmy Carter. R

How Scientists Tracked a Flying Saucer

Commander Robert B. McLaughlin, USN, True Magazine, March 1950

In its January (1950) issue TRUE said that the flying saucers are real and interplanetary. Its story was widely supported by the nation's press and radio.TRUE's findings are here confirmed by Commander McLaughlin, a rocket expert at White Sands Proving Ground, who worked independently of this magazine's investigation. He reveals how a troup of Navy men and scientists tracked a flying disk with a precision instrument and tells of flights he and others witnessed.

How to build a UFO

Ufology UK

In the 1950's and into the 60's the bell shaped UFO was seen in many parts of the world, and continues today. George Van Tassel, George Adamski, and others who have made contact with the occupants of these bell shaped crafts have offered some insights into how they are built. The following information is based on their testimony.  R

Human-like ufonauts reported in many countries

Scott Corrales, MUFON UFO Journal, Jan 2002

Some early UFO cases involving occupants, such as those in the ’50s and ’60s, involved more often than not creatures that resembled human beings in most respects. In the Grey-and-Reptoid-haunted 1980’s, 1990’s, and today, it is almost heretical to suggest that any other possible form of occupant can emerge from a UFO. But human ufonauts remain an intriguing part of the picture, and their very existence has suggested very disturbing possibilities to certain investigators.

Hynek UFO Classification System

Ufopsi

The name comes from Dr. Joseph Allen Hynek, the astronomer who can be considered the first to have applied a scientific approach to the UFO phenomena.

Hypnotised abductees; Seeing truth or building confabulations? (skeptical of hypnosis)

Paul Novak, X-Project

Hypnosis has become a most popular tool in the field of abduction research. The understanding of its intents and abilities by the general public though are still widely relegated to the earliest erroneous notions of its being a trancelike state with suggestability and retrieval of repressed memories being the most noteable of these traits. Research into the validity of hypnosis and its traits has been done for 200 years yet the only truly revealing research has taken place in the last 30 or so odd years. Research which has shown a much different facet of its nature.

Indian Point Close Encounter

Excerpt from: Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings

A thirty-five-year-old New York State Power Authority police officer that worked as a security guard at the Indian Point nuclear reactor complex located on the Hudson River at Buchahan, New York just south of Peekskill, tells his incredible story.  R

Inside Revelations on the UFO Cover-Up

Richard Boylan, Nexus Magazine, Volume 5, Number 3 (April - May 1998)

In this interview, Dr. Michael Wolf, a scientist who has worked in highly classified projects, makes startling disclosures about the United States Government's agenda on UFO's and ET's. R

Intelligent Life in the Universe: What Role Will It Play in Our Future?

Allen Tough

How important is extraterrestrial intelligence? How diverse? Is it helpful, benign, or hostile? What are its capacities? How should we respond? What will be the long-term consequences of contact? Can life and intelligence survive forever?  R

Interstellar Travel - Ideas Based On What We Know

Warp Drive, When? - Marc Millis, NASA Glenn Research Center

A brief description of some ideas that have been suggested over the years for interstellar travel, ideas based on the sciences that do exist today.

Interstellar Travel - Ideas Based On What We'd Like to Achieve

Warp Drive, When? - Marc Millis, NASA Glenn Research Center

A brief description of some ideas for interstellar travel that have been suggested more recently which will require major breakthroughs.

Interstellar Travel - Some Emerging Possibilities

Warp Drive, When? - Marc Millis, NASA Glenn Research Center

Some more advanced concepts relating to interstellar travel based on emerging physics.

Interview with CNES spokesman regarding closure of SEPRA

Gregory Gutierez, May 28, 2004

Some news about the destiny of the french SEPRA. An interview with Arnaud Benedetti, who's in charge of the official communication of the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES). R

Interview with David Jacobs On "The Threat"

UFO Journalist Sean Casteel

Finding what he believes to be the answers was not a happy event for Jacobs. He told us recently that he now approaches the subject with an attitude of dread and deep concern about the future of humanity and the planet we call home.

Interview with Dr. John E. Mack

SciFi.com, October 2002

SciFi.com interview with Dr.John E. Mack, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a leading authority on the transformative and spiritual aspects of alien encounters. R

Interview with Dr. John E.Mack, October 2002

SciFi.com moderated online chat

Transcript of an interview with Dr. John Mack, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a leading authority on the transformative and spiritual aspects of alien encounters. Dr. Mack answers such questions as "Where do you think aliens come from?" R

Interview with Marc Davenport

Brent Raynes

Marc Davenport is the author of Visitors From Time: The Secret of the UFOs. Marc has researched and investigated UFOs for some 30 years.

Interview with Russian scientists regarding UFOs

Clas Svahn, UFO Sweden

Two Russian scientists, professors Sergey Chernouss and Vladimir Pivovarov, both working with the Polar Geophysical Institute near Murmansk and members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, have also been investigating Russian UFO-raports for several years. In an interview with UFO-Swedens magazine UFO-Aktuellt they describe their work and thoughts about the UFO phenomena.

Introduction to UFOs

FUFOR - Fund for UFO Research

Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) constitute the #1 worldwide scientific mystery of the last half century. They have been seen by hundreds of thousands of people in almost every country. They have been tracked on radar and photographed. They have left impressions in the ground, and burn marks on witnesses.

Introduction to UFOs

Greg Sandow

When I tell people I've done UFO research, they react in many ways, most of them interested and sympathetic. But often they ask an irresistible question. Have I heard any crazy stories?

Introduction: An Overview of the Majestic Documents

Majestic Documents Website, Robert Wood

Majestic Documents.com is a groundbreaking look at the United States UFO program called Majestic and the top secret government documents that tell the story of presidential and military action, authorization, and cover-up regarding UFOs and their alien occupants. A remarkable work of investigative journalism, this website is the first to authenticate top secret UFO documents that tell a detailed story of the crashed discs, alien bodies, presidential briefings, and superb secrecy. Special attention is paid to the forensic authentication issues of content, provenance, type, style and chronology. The story the documents tell leaves the reader with little doubt that the cover-up is real, shocking, and at times unethical.

Is anybody out there? (newspaper article in Canada)

The Edmonton Sun, June 17, 2001

Canadian UFOlogists search earth and sky for answers to the age-old mystery of whether we are alone or not Is anybody out there? R

Is There a Case for UFOs?

Don Berliner, The Fund for UFO Research, 2002

About the only point that can be made concerning UFOs without the risk of starting an unpleasant controversy is that they are supremely controversial. Any discussion of their nature, their origins, their significance and, indeed, their very existence, has led to long-term arguments that have yet to reach any generally agreed-upon conclusion.

Is There a Case for UFOs?

Don Berliner, The Fund for UFO Research, Inc.; 2002

About the only point that can be made concerning UFOs without the risk of starting an unpleasant controversy is that they are supremely controversial. Any discussion of their nature, their origins, their significance and, indeed, their very existence, has led to long-term arguments that have yet to reach any generally agreed-upon conclusion

Italian conference to study Hessdalen

Jonathan Tisdall, Aftenposten (Norway)

The small Italian town of Cecina is establishing ties with the Norwegian village of Hessdalen. Hessdalen is world-renowned for its inexplicable light phenomena. A flurry of sightings in the early 1980's was skeptically received, but Hessdalen is now the focus of serious researchers who are willing to risk the taint of the unknown. R

Jacques Vallee Discusses UFO Control System

Jerome Clark, FATE Magazine, 1978

Noted scientist-UFO researcher proposes a startling theory about what UFOs may be, how they behave and what we can do about them. Interview by Jerome Clark. R

Jimmy Carter, the Nobel Prize, and Extraterrestrials

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

The most recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, former President Jimmy Carter, has long been interested in the peaceful co-existence of humans on this planet. If historic records are any indication, however, it appears that the former President has long held a similar interest in peaceful relations with extraterrestrials who might be visiting this planet, since his sighting of a strange unidentified object in Leary, Georgia in 1969.

John Lear - UFOs and Aliens

Edited by Branton

During the late 1980's and early 1990's, John Lear, a Lockheed L-1011 Captain and son of the famous inventor of the Lear Jet, started coming forward with some startling revelations concerning the subject of aerial phenomena and Unidentified Flying Objects.  R

John Podesta : Clinton’s X-Files Man

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

The difference between the average man’s 50th birthday party, and Podesta’s, is that Bill and Hillary Clinton hosted Podesta’s party. The theme of the party was extraterrestrials, or more accurately "The X-Files" a TV fictional drama about the government conspiracy to cover up the existence of extraterrestrial life. The reason for the X-Files theme was that John Podesta was a man openly obsessed with the show. Reporters referred to Podesta as "the unofficial leader of the X-files Club in the West Wing of the White House."

KGB's 'Blue Folder' Reveals Shootings, Landings in USSR

Vadim K. Ilyin, MUFON Journal 2001

With the coming of "glasnost" it became known that the most formidable department of the USSR had been collecting documents concerning UFOs in the so-called "Blue Folder"-KGB documents that were taken off the security list in October 1991 upon the inquiry of Russian cosmonaut Pavel Popovitch. Many copies of such documents are kept in the archival depository of the Russian Geographical Society's Ufological Committee. The fact of UFO existence was more than once confirmed by Soviet military men. UFOs were observed from the ground and from the air, as well as registered on the radar screens.

Kidnapped by UFOs? - Budd Hopkins' Abduction Cases

PBS NOVA - Kidnapped by UFOs?

Budd Hopkins' cases -- people who believe they have been abducted by aliens. Excerpts from interview by PBS NOVA.

Kidnapped by UFOs? - Interview with Budd Hopkins

PBS NOVA - Kidnapped by UFOs?

Interview with Budd Hopkins, leading abduction researcher and author.

Lack of Evidence is the Most Important Objection to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (Skeptical)

John Harney, Magonia, October 22

IT IS generally agreed that most UFO reports can be explained if sufficient and accurate information about them is available to investigators. It is said, though, that a small number of reports remain unexplained despite careful investigation, and that it is reasonable to suppose that these are sightings of extraterrestrial spacecraft. This is known as the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH).

LIFE Magazine - April 7, 1952 - Have We Visitors From Space?

H. B. DARRACH JR. and ROBERT GINNA, LIFE Magazine - April 7, 1952

The Air Force is now ready to concede that many saucer and fireball sightings still defy explanation; here LIFE offers some scientific evidence that there is a real case for interplanetary saucers.

List of UFO Books (up to 1987)

Joshua Shapiro

This list of books comes from my book, "UFOs, Space Brothers and the Aquarian Age" (1987) and thus is not up to date.

List of Worldwide Major UFO Waves: 1896 to the Present

UFO-WAVE / UFO Research Malaysia

Chart showing major UFO waves throughout history. R

Listing of Australian Crash Retrieval Stories

Australasian Ufologist

Stories of UFO crashes form a persistent part of the UFO controversy. Whether they contribute ultimately to UFO folklore or fact will be a matter for history. With the prominence given to the Roswell saga I have put this report together to encourage feedback on this colourful area.  R

Looking Ahead to the Past

Dennis Balthaser, 9/01/00

One of the things I've always enjoyed about researching the Roswell Incident, especially since I moved to Roswell in 1996, was the number of locations, structures and buildings that could be seen or visited in the area, which had a direct or indirect connection to the incident in 1947. Whenever other researchers, friends, family or media personnel visit me, I always take them to some of these locations.

Looking to Lasers, Microwaves and Anti-Matter for Space Travel

Leonard David, Space.com, 26 November 2003

As the 21st century unfolds, radically different forms of air and space vehicles will replace the clunky machines of today, whisking passengers at ultra-high speed around the Earth and outward into space. Laboratories scattered around the world are delving into novel and exotic forms of propulsion. Breakthrough physics could well make possible ambitious human treks across interstellar distances.  R

Lumieres Dans La Nuit

Leading serious French UFO journal.

Majestic 12 Follies Returns (skeptical)

Barry Greenwood, UFO Historical Revue, #3 Jan 1999

I was surprised to find in late 1998 that attempts were being made by several individuals, primarily a Dr. Robert Wood, an engineer, and his son Ryan, a marketing and sales specialist in the computer industry, to resurrect the MJ-12 controversy. They have claimed to have received new documents supporting the notion the U.S. government actually investigated alien spacecraft beginning in the 1940s, under the banner of "Majestic-12, supposedly a panel of eminent scientists and government officials.  R

Mars May have Orbiting Space Base, says White House Advisor (1960, Einsenhower / Phobos)

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

The Martian moon Phobos, generally accepted as a celestial body, actually may be an artificial satellite launched long ago by an advanced Martian race, according to Dr. S. Fred Singer, special advisor to President Eisenhower on space developments.

Massive Uncritical Publicity for Supposed `Independent UFO Investigation' Demonstrates Media Gullibility Once Again (Skeptical)

Robert Sheaffer, Skeptical Inquirer magazine (September/October 1998)

On Monday, June 19, 1998, all of the major media outlets were suddenly filled with accounts proclaiming that an independent panel of scientists had taken a fresh look at the UFO question, and had concluded that the matter needed to be taken seriously after all. R

Media Control and the Presidents Interest in Ufology

Dennis Balthaser, 10/18/01

The general public has a hard time accepting the statements I make from time to time, that the news media is controlled to some degree by the government, and that the President of the United States is not totally informed about the UFO situation.

Media Control and the Presidents Interest in Ufology

Dennis Balthaser, 10/18/01

The general public has a hard time accepting the statements I make from time to time, that the news media is controlled to some degree by the government, and that the President of the United States is not totally informed about the UFO situation.

Media Play (PDF) PDF Document

Steven Greer, M.D., Director, The Disclosure Project / CSETI

Conventional Wisdom has it that we live in a free and open society with a free press, which plays the role of a key check and balance on government secrecy and abuse. This and other fantasies, foisted on a gullible public, have enabled runaway illegal secret projects to get away with murder, and they are now on the verge of planeticide - the killing of an entire planet. The truth is that we have free media - so long as it is inconsequential.

Memoirs of Shadows by Laura

David Jacobs, Ph.D.

Men in Black - Where Do They Come From

James A Hill

It has often been reported after making an unidentified flying object report that those, that have made the report have often been harassed and intimidated by the enigmatic, Men in Black or M. I. B. as they are more commonly known. R

Men In Black, An Investigation

BoB Oechsler (reprinted on totse.com)

Among the attachments included here are responses to questions submitted regarding CURSE.TXT, Guardian, "Original Guardian", Alien Liaison book reference authored by Timothy Good, etc. and the following file listings. R

Men in Black: The UFO Terrorists

Anne Jablonicky, UFO UNIVERSE Vol.1, No.3, Nov.,1988

The "Men in Black" - or "MIB" for short - have had this ominously evil effect on dozens of other level-headed individuals. But let me explain in more detail for those not aware of the regin of terror that has gone on in the UFO field, almost totally undetected for so many years. R

Metal Artifact And UFO Sighting, Nov 11, 1956, Ekberg and Sjoberg, Isle Of Vaddo, Sweden

Mark Cashman / Illobrand von Ludwiger

Walter Stender first learned about the occurrence and the interesting metal object found at Vaddo in 1974.

Military Nuclear Specialists Testify To UFO Reality

The Disclosure Project

Several military and intelligence witnesses who were Strategic Air Command ...SAC) and other nuclear specialists have come forward with testimony proving that UFOs are real and appear to be concerned about our nuclear weapons.

Military UFO Quotes

Mattweb

UFO-related quotes from military officials. R

Mind-Body Problem

Greg Sandow

But amusing as all this is -- I could tell crazy UFO tales all day long -- it's not the crazy stories that matter. It's the sane ones. To understand the UFO phenomenon, you need to hear firsthand accounts, from reasonable people who aren't looking for publicity, like the woman in her twenties and the older married couple, who -- in separate incidents -- told me they saw something really huge pass overhead in silence, flying low, at treetop height, some years ago in the Hudson Valley (an area with many reports of such sightings).

Missionaries to Mars? The religious implications of the search for life in the Universe

David Wilkinson, The Plain Truth, Apr-May 2004

Will Christians have to hold a closing-down sale if extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) is found elsewhere in the Universe? Or has there already been the passion of the Christ on different worlds?  R

MoD's UFO Study - 'The Condign Report' - 1997 Policy Reviewed

Dr. David Clarke

Periodically the MoD’s Air Staff have reviewed their procedures for handling UFO reports and responses to inquiries from members of the public, MPs and the media.

MoD's UFO Study - 'The Condign Report' - Intro/Commentary

Dr. David Clarke

Introduction/commentary on 'The Condign Report'.

MoD's UFO Study - 'The Condign Report' - Summary of Contents

Dr. David Clarke

Summary of the contents of 'The Condign Report'.

More Planets

Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, Volume 45/4, Winter 2000

In FSR 45/2 mention was made of recently discovered planets outside of our own Solar System. In May of this year European astronomers using the European astronomers using the European Southern Observatory (ESO) at La Silla (Chile) announced the finding of eight more "probables" orbiting around other stars in our Galaxy, *thus taking the total so far to 43*.  R

More Recent UFO Book List (through 1995-1996)

Joshua Shapiro

This is an updated Book List from the earlier page we posted that shared a list of books that were included in UFOs, Space Brothers & the Aquarian Age. This list was first compiled April 28th, 1995, from various sources, and has been periodically updated.

More Top Secret Majestic UFO Documents Arrive This Summer

Ryan Wood, October 1999

During the summer of 1999 Timothy S. Cooper continued to receive alleged TOP SECRET MAJESTIC UFO documents both by mail and in person from several sources. Overall, the classified documents received from 1994 to present comprise over 2,100 pages of leaked documents and photographs with over 200 pages stamped TOP SECRET/MAJIC or an equivalent derivative.

My 10 Favorite UFO Cases

Dennis Balthaser, 7/01/02

UFO researcher Dennis Balthaser lists his 10 favorite UFO related cases. 'The list of my 10 favorite UFO cases is not in any order as far as importance to me, but rather ten of the cases that I personally feel are worth further investigation or research, based on the information already known.'

Mysteries - Myths - Motives

Richard F. Haines, Introduction, Flying Saucer Review Index, 1995

An essay from the introduction to a published index of the leading UFO magazine, Flying Saucer Review.

Mysteries of Wow

Seth Shostak, SETI Institute, Astrobiology Magazine

In August 1977, a sky survey conducted with Ohio State University's "Big Ear" radio telescope found what has become known as the 'Wow' signal. Registering an enormous signal strength, the shape of the signal had the characteristic rise and fall expected for its short 72 second lifetime. But a hitch remains: the signal has not been retrieved from other sky surveys, making it more anomaly than confirmable cosmic source. R

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Panel Review of the Condon Report

National Academy of Sciences / Sign Historical Group

A positive review and endorsement of the University of Colorado Report on UFOs (Condon Report). - The charge to the Panel was "to provide an independent assessment of the scope, methodology, and findings of the (University of Colorado) study as reflected in the (University's) Report."

Nazi UFOs

Kevin McClure, Fortean Times, July 2003

Stories of the scientific advances of the Third Reich have circulated for decades. KEVIN McCLURE explains that the flying saucer legend ain’t exactly rocket science.

Nazis and ET technology - reality or delusion?

Hal McKenzie, Cosmic Tribune

I took the opportunity to visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. following the X-Conference in Gaithersburg, MD, on April 16-18. Considering the number of speakers at the conference who spoke of a Nazi connection to ET technology and exopolitics, it brought home the seriousness of the spiritual battle confronting us. R

NCP-02: The NEPA and UFOs

Loren Gross, APPENDIX, "UFOs: A History 1952 November December"

In General Twining's famous "Flying Saucers Are Real" letter of September 1947, he directed that information collected about the phenomenon be sent to a number of agencies, with one of them being the NEPA project or "Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft."

New Documents 'Will Revolutionize UFOlogy'! (UFO Cover-Up By Mussolini)

Alfredo Lissoni, Flying Saucer Review, Volume 46/3, Autumn 2001

The discovery of some documents from the fascist era of Italy opens up new horizons for research on UFOs, and compels students of this subject to amend the official history of the flying saucers. Under "Il Duce", Mussolini, there was a secret government commission of enquiry, known as the RS/33 cabinet, which studied the UFOs.  R

New website on UFOs in India - UFOINDIA.ORG (press article)

Ramesh Kumar, Khaleej Times, 29 November 2003

A new website that addresses Indians across the globe has a sole purpose. To document and discuss UFO sightings. The initiative of former journalist, Prashant Solomon, the site is called www.ufoindia.org, and endeavours to document sightings by those based within India and without. R

News article: 'Air Force closes study of UFO's'

New York Times, December 18, 1969

Article appearing in the New York Times reporting the closure of U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book. R

Norwegian UFO Guide Has Seen Hessdalen Phenomena 58 Times!

Udresfeavifen / Norway | Arne R. Dahl - Apr 29.02 (reprinted on FarShores)

Bjarne Lillevold was one of the first to discover the strange light phenomena in his hometown. Today the Hessdalen Phenomena are known around the world.  R

Obituary: Astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh (1906-1997) - UFO Witness

David Levy

Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of the planet Pluto, died on Friday, January 17. Below is a brief biography of Tombaugh provided by his close friend and fellow sky-searcher, David Levy. R

Obituary: Gordon Creighton, Editor, Flying Saucer Review

Flying Saucer Review, Volume 48/2, Summer 2003

Government service occupied most of the working life of Gordon Creighton, but he perhaps made his greatest mark as an authority on unidentified flying objects. His conviction that extraterrestrials were visiting Earth seemed oddly at variance with the more orthodox worlds of diplomacy and Whitehall. R

Observations of Unidentified Submarine Objects in Norway

Ole Jonny Brænne, UFO-Norway

In the waters of Norway (and Sweden, too) there have been observations of unidentified submarine objects for a long time, going back before World War II. In what follows we will take a look at this peculiar phenomenon and report sightings og objects coming up from or going down into lakes and rivers.  R

Observations on Ufology

Walter T. Sheets, 2000

The year 2000 finds UFO investigators and researchers continuing to confront anomalous UFO events via case investigation and interviews with honest, credible and observant American citizens. To those who have studied the serious UFO literature, there is no such thing as 'believing in UFOs'.

Observed Appearance Of UFOs From Witness Sketches

From "UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors?" by Ray Fowler (reprinted by Mark Cashman)

Witness sketches from selected cases in the New England area, collected by investigator Ray Fowler.

Official British Government UFO History - Part 2

Nick Pope & Georgina Bruni

Our world exclusive article in last month’s issue of UFO Magazine provoked exactly the sort of debate that we expected, with all sorts of comments and questions being raised. We thought it would be helpful to pick up on a number of these points, make some other more general observations and update readers on what is an ongoing area of research.

Official International Government UFO Organizations, Programs, and Case Files

NARCAP (National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena)

Information regarding official, government, international research organizations examining unidentified aerial phenomena. Includes information on CNES-SEPRA in France, CEFAA in Chile, OIFAA in Peru, and the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Official Reticence

Wilbert B. Smith, official and independent Canadian UFO researcher

I am often asked if I can give an answer to the official reticence in the matter of flying saucers. I am afraid that there is no single reason, only a combination of circumstances, each contributing in their own way to a situation which would be ludicrous if it were really not so pathetic.

Official Roswell Incident Report

United States Air Force

The 1994 official (skeptical) report of Air Force research regarding the Roswell Incident. R

Official UFO Study Programs in Foreign Countries

Condon Report, Chapter 3

This chapter from the Condon Report discusses official UFO programs in countries other than the United States. R

Officially Released Documents Confirm The Contents Of The Majestic 12 First Annual Report

MagisticDocuments.com, Sept. 9, 2002

The Majestic Documents investigation team has just posted five new documents to the website that support the authenticity of the "Majestic 12 First Annual Report."

On Pseudo-Skepticism

Marcello Truzzi

Over the years, I have decried the misuse of the term "skeptic" when used to refer to all critics of anomaly claims. Alas, the label has been thus misapplied by both proponents and critics of the paranormal. Sometimes users of the term have distinguished between so-called "soft" versus "hard" skeptics, and I in part revived the term "zetetic" because of the term's misuse. But I now think the problems created go beyond mere terminology and matters need to be set right. Since "skepticism" properly refers to doubt rather than denial--nonbelief rather than belief--critics who take the negative rather than an agnostic position but still call themselves "skeptics" are actually pseudo-skeptics and have, I believed, gained a false advantage by usurping that label.

On Witness Intimidation - The Debunker's Basic Weapon

Budd Hopkins

After decades of dealing with debunkers' attacks upon anyone reporting UFO abductions, I am still amazed at the ill-informed and often cruel nature of these published assaults. I am not referring here to diatribes against investigators like myself, because, as Harry Truman pointed out, to be in the kitchen involves a certain amount of heat. Instead, I mean attacks against the abductees themselves, the innocent men, women and children who have dared to report their suspicions of ongoing UFO

Overview of Anomalous Phenomena Associated with the 1908 Tunguska Event

Science Frontiers #100 (Jul-Aug 1995)

N.V. Vasilyev has prepared a lengthy review of the 1908 Tunguska "event," which is usually ascribed to a wayward comet or meteorite. Vasilyev's data is based upon 167 reports, mostly in Russian. They show once again that this was no ordinary impact event, as illustrated by the following observations. R

Panspermia Q and A: Leading Proponent Chandra Wickramasinghe

SPACE.com, 27 October 2000

Astronomer Chandra Wickramasinghe is director of the Cardiff Centre for Astrobiology. He is a former student of Fred Hoyle, with whom he co-developed the modern theory of panspermia. Wickramasinghe, who proposed in 1974 that dust in interstellar space and in comets was largely organic, is currently developing methods for detecting life processes in space. R

Passenger Plane Sightings

Space 2001

Statistics show that across the world UFO sightings occur at a rate of around one every two or three minutes. Not surprising then that pilots of commercial airliners should be high on the list of people to have most witnessed them. R

Patterns of UFO Abductions

Budd Hopkins

"Anyone familiar with the subject is aware that UFO abduction reports almost always include accounts of physical examinations performed inside the craft. The abductee usually lies naked and immobile on a flat table while one or more of a wide variety of physical operations are carried out. There is, however, one virtually universal detail in these procedures that has never, to my knowledge, been commented upon in the literature: the abductee never seems to feel any degree of shame or embarrassment about his or her nudity."

Peak Months in Worldwide UFO Waves

UFOCAT 2002 / UFO Sweden

A statistical table showing peak UFO waves throughout the world during the last 50 years.

Phil Klass vs. The "UFO Promoters"

Jerome Clark

He is a man with a mission - to debunk UFOs and discredit those who investigate them.  R

Philip J. Klass UFO Research Collection

American Philosophical Society

An electrical engineer and senior editor for Aviation Week and Space Technology, Philip Klass began investigating UFOs in 1966 after participating in a panel discussion on the subject for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Klass Collection relate to his forty-plus years of investigating UFO sightings, and includes correspondence with many of the leading UFOlogists, both pro and con. The collection contains case files, subject files, and correspondence. In addition, Klass' SDI material is included.

Phoenix Lights (Altered Dimensions)

Altered Dimensions

On March 13, 1997, one of the most massively witnessed UFO sightings occurred in the skies over and around Phoenix, Arizona. Witnessed by thousands of people and photographed by hundreds, there is no doubt that something was seen over the skies of Phoenix that night. The question remains - what did they see?

Photograph of United Nations meeting on UFOs, July 14, 1978

United Nations (reprinted by CUN Italia)

Photograph of the UN meeting on UFOs, 1978, including the Secretary General of the United Nations at the time, Kurt Waldheim, and leading UFO researchers. R

Physical Analyses in Ten Cases of Unexplained Aerial Objects with Material Samples (PDF) PDF Document

Jacques F. Vallee, Journal of Scientific Exploration

A survey of ten cases of unexplained aerial phenomena accompanied by material residues shows a broad distribution of natural elements, many of which are metallic in nature. They can be roughly described as belonging in two categories: "light materials" of high conductivity such as aluminum, and "slag-like materials" reminiscent of industrial byproducts. Most of those cases under consideration strive to meet four criteria: 1) the literature gives sufficient ground to support the fact that an unusual aerial phenomenon occurred, 2) the circumstances of the actual recovery of the specimen are reported, 3) there is data to suggest that the specimen is in fact linked to the observed aerial object, and 4) physical analysis has been performed by a competent laboratory of known reliability. In several instances the sample is available for continuing study by independent scientists.

Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports (Sturrock Panel Report, PDF) PDF Document

The purpose of this four-day workshop was to review purported physical evidence associated with UFO reports, with a view to assessing whether the further acquisition and investigation of such evidence is likely to help solve the UFO problem, namely the determination of the cause or causes of these reports.

Possible Electric Propulsion Systems for Flying Triangles PDF Document

Richard Alexander and Adam Whaley, 1997

Our research into the Flying Triangle "UFO" (which we are becoming convinced is actually a family of such vehicles, and which do not all necessarily use identical propulsion systems or have similar uses) has lead us to believe that the most likely main propulsion system that is employed by craft, similar to that seen in West Wales in November 1996, is of an electrical nature.  R

Possible life on Mars raises theological implications

CNN, August 7, 1996

A humbling possibility. That's the way some officials in the country's religious communities are describing NASA's recent discovery. Theologians say the possibility that life exists on Mars moves beyond an "anthropocentric worldview" -- one that places humankind at the center of the universe. R

Preliminary Findings Of Project MILAB

Helmut Lammer, Ph.D

Researchers in the field of mind control suggest that these cases are evidence that the whole UFO abduction phenomenon is staged by the intelligence community as a cover for their illegal experiments [2]. The open-minded researchers who are trying to gain respect for abduction research ignore these stories, since they represent only a minor fraction of the cases in their files.  R

Preliminary Study of Sixty Four Pilot Sighting Reports Involving Alleged Electro-Magnetic Effects on Aircraft Systems

Richard Haines & Dominique Weinstein, NARCAP

This preliminary report presents the findings of a comprehensive review of over fifty years of pilot reports in which permanent or transient electro-magnetic (EM) effects occurred on in-flight aircraft systems allegedly as a direct or indirect result of the relatively near presence of one or more unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). From a total of 1,300 reports fifty seven (4.4%) were found that involved E-M effects. The most commonly reported UAP shape is round or oval. Interestingly, most of the E-M effects occurred when the UAP was nearby the aircraft. These findings are potentially important and deserve further in-depth study and confirmation by obtaining additional high quality aviation reports.

President Carter, Daniel Sheehan, and Donald Menzel : The Congressional Research Service UFO Studies for President Jimmy Carter

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

Shortly after President Carter came to power in January 1977, Daniel Sheehan, then General Counsel to the United States Jesuit National Headquarters - National Office of Social Ministry in Washington, D.C., was reportedly approached by Marcia S. Smith, Director of the Library of Congress’s Science and Technology Division of the Congressional Research Service.from 1984-1985. Sheehan reported that he was asked by Smith "to participate in a highly classified major evaluation of the UFO phenomena, and extraterrestrial intelligence."

President George Bush (Sr.) and UFOs

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

Of all the Presidents that have been faced with the UFO problem, George Bush seemed, on the surface, to be the best qualified President to have been given the secret. He spent a year as Director of Central Intelligence, the head of the entire United States Intelligence Community for President Ford. Then as DCI, he was in charge of giving intelligence briefings to Jimmy Carter during his transition to the Presidency in 1976.

President George W. Bush and UFOs

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

The second strong indicator that Bush was not open to UFO disclosure came from the experience of John E.L. Tenney, the co-founder of M.A.I.N, or the Michigan Anomalous Information Network. His efforts to get campaigner George Bush to talk about UFOs met with the same failure that Peter Robbins had experienced.

President Gerald Ford and UFOs

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

Prior to becoming President Gerald Ford was a Representative representing Michigan in the U.S. Senate, and also Minority Leader in the Senate. In 1966 Michigan experienced hundreds of UFO sighting. The reports of weird dancing light produced quite a furor.

President Harry S. Truman and UFOs

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

President Harry Truman is the first President to have to deal with the UFO phenomena publicly. There may have been sightings and/or UFO crashes before Truman, but nothing that had to be dealt with publicly. More importantly, Truman was the first President who had to deal with the public relations problems that go along with the UFO phenomena.

President Jimmy Carter and UFO's

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

President Jimmy Carter has often been referred-to as the "UFO President" due to the fact that he publicly claimed to have had a UFO sighting prior to becoming president. Moreover, he was the only president on record to actually file a UFO sighting report related to his sighting. Thirdly, on at least one occasion while campaigning for president, Carter declared that, if elected, he would "make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and scientists."

President Jimmy Carter's Actual UFO Sighting Report

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

Many internet sites display a UFO sighting report related to President Carter's 1969 UFO sightings. The NICAP report, however, is only a retyped version of the original report which was filed with the International UFO Bureau in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Below you will find the original handwritten report made by the Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter in 1973, along with the letter written to him by Hayden Hewes, the Director of IUFOB at the time, asking for the report. This copy was found at the Carter presidential library in Atlanta.

President John F. Kennedy and the UFOs: Was JFK silenced for knowing too much?

Jim Marrs, 06/08/2000

President John F. Kennedy may have had more than the usual knowledge about UFOs, according to several credible sources. R

President John F. Kennedy and UFO's

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

As with many other U.S. presidents, there was a report that Kennedy had sighted a UFO. The event occurred in 1963, while boating off Hyannisport on Cape Cod. The object was "disc-shaped, about 60 feet in diameter, with a grey top, and shiny bottom." It hovered above the water for 40 seconds, emitting a low pitched humming sound. Then it flew straight up in the air and was gone. Kennedy swore those present to keep the incident secret.

President Reagan saw UFO, often spoke of a world united because of alien invasion

UFO Universe, 1998

Supermarket tabloids, that strange breed of sensationalistic American journalism, have been talking for most of the decade about Ronald Reagan's fascination with things like astrology and space aliens. Little attention was paid to the matter ... after all, the stuff was printed in the tabloids and nobody sane is supposed to believe in them. Yet truth is becoming stranger than fiction in the case of Ronald Wilson Reagan and some of his more curious remarks.  R

President Richard Nixon and UFO's

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

Even though the Nixon Presidency was short and rocky, a number of UFO stories and related space developments did take place. Nixon, for example, was the President who was able to take credit for an achievement dreamed of and initiated by President Kennedy. He presided over the landing of the first men on the moon in July 1969. Nixon described the Apollo 11 mission as the "greatest week in the history of the world since Creation," a statement that brought criticism from his close friend Billy Graham.

President Ronald Reagan and UFOs

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

A question remains, however, as to how much of the UFO secret was given to Reagan the President. Reagan like the many Presidents before him had tens of thousands of issues being dealt with below him in the government. Only the most critical items were brought to the Oval office for his attention.

Press article: 'British skies UFO-free for last 30 years'

Agence France Presse, May 15, 2006

AFP press report: "None of the numerous UFOs reported over Britain in the last 30 years was a flying saucer, the government said as it released previously secret defence files probing mysterious aerial sightings." R

Press article: 'UFO study finds no sign of aliens'

BBC News, May 7, 2006

BBC press report. "A confidential Ministry of Defence report on Unidentified Flying Objects has concluded that there is no proof of alien life forms. In spite of the secrecy surrounding the UFO study, it seems citizens of planet Earth have little to worry about. The report, which was completed in 2000 and stamped "Secret: UK Eyes Only", has been made public for the first time." R

Press article: 'UFOs? No such thing, secret U.K. study finds'

Reuters, May 8, 2006

Reuters press article on the release of the declassified report of Project Condign. "The Ministry of Defense confirmed on Sunday a secret study completed in December 2000 had found no evidence that “flying saucers” or unidentified flying objects were anything other than natural phenomena." R

Project 1947: A Progress Report

Jan L. Aldrich, UFO Magazine (Mar-Apr, 1996)

Project 1947, an examination of the beginning of the UFO era, had as its main goal screening 1,000 North American and 400 foreign newspapers during the main concentration of UFO activity in 1947, 24 June through 15 July. Since this project started in February of 1995, thousands of cases have turned up. The number of 1947 newspapers screened worldwide is now well nearly 5000!

Project 1947: Filling in the Gaps

Jan. L. Aldrich, MUFON Journal, April 1996

The amount of published UFO information is truly staggering. In North America there are probably well over 300,000 newspaper stories! Carrying on the early work of Ted Bloecher whose research found over 850 reports from 1947, PROJECT 1947 is a modest attempt to expand on the foundation that Bloecher laid down when he wrote Report of the UFO Wave of 1947.

Project Blue Book 1951-1969

Michael Hall, Project Blue Book Research Center

Overview and history of the United States Air Force's Project Blue Book, the official study of UFOs.

Project Blue Book Archives Go Online - Annoucement

William Wise, UFO Updates, 1/9/05

The purpose of this email is to introduce you to the Blue Book Archive. In brief, we have created a web-site which provides free online access to the National Archives Blue Book microfilm collection. Moreover, these documents have been rendered searchable so as to increase the utility of this material to researchers.

Project Blue Book Member Biographies

Project Blue Book Research Center

Project Bluebook "Unknowns"

Don Berliner, Fund for UFO Research

The unexplained UFO reports from the files of the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book UFO investigations. Compiled by Don Berliner, for the Fund for UFO Research. Contains the original 700 Project Bluebook 'Unknowns', i.e. UFO sightings and cases from Project Bluebook that remained 'unidentified' after investigation' (out of 12,000 cases). Includes brief summary descriptions of the sightings.

Project Embla (PDF) PDF Document

Bjørn Gitle Hauge, International Conference on Engineering Education, August 6 – 10, 2001 Oslo, Norway

The Embla project was born in 1998 as a joint research program between Istituto di Radioastronomia, Bologna, Italy and Østfold College, Norway. This project is carried out by scientists and engineering students from Italy and Norway. The goal of project Embla is to study the electromagnetic behavior of the unexplained luminous phenomena occurring in the atmosphere in a remote Norwegian valley, Hessdalen.

Project Grudge

Loy Lawhon, About.com

Brief overview of U.S. Air Force Project Grudge. R

Project Hessdalen - Automatic Measurement Station (AMS)

Project Hessdalen

A brief description of the Project Hessdalen station, with information on the cameras and other sensors that are part of the Automatic Measurement Station.

Project Hessdalen in journals

Project Hessdalen

Articles on Hessdalen in scientific journals and other magazines.

Project Hessdalen Researchers To Step Up UFO Hunt

Aftenposten - Norway / Rense.com, 6/30/01

Researchers studying mysterious light phenomena in Hessdalen will now add radar and three new cameras in order to document the distance and speed of the regularly observed UFOs.  R

Project Magnet

Alberta UFO Study Group

In 1950 the Canadian government authorized a short-lived program designed to study UFOs. Here is the program's report by Wilbert B. Smith, Engineer-in-Charge, Project Magnet.

Proposal For New "UFO Classification Guideline"

Barry Taylor, UFO Researcher, Australia

Because of the many Researchers around the world using video footage to educate and inform other researchers and the general population of these events through Video Productions, Print Media, Seminars, Conferences and over the Internet, we now need to eliminate the evident confusion when describing individual UFO sightings, particularly multiple object sightings.

Prosaic Explanations: The Failure Of UFO Skepticism

Dr. Bruce Maccabee

Could some UFO sightings actually be manifestations of Other Intelligences (OIs) or Non-Human Intelligences (NHIs) such as extraterrestrials (ETs), visiting the earth and interacting with human beings? Or are all reports of such sightings simply mistakes, hoaxes, or dreams of the hopeful believers? It all comes down to explanation.

Pursuit of Project Aquarius

CUFON

Irrevocably connected to the Paul Bennewitz case is a document which has been called many things including "bogus." It is usually known as either "The Aquarius Document," or "The NASA (or NSA) Telex." The name of a supposedly highly secret UFO related project, "Aquarius" appears in an unverifiable Telex.

Q. And A. With David Jacobs On "The Threat"

Sean Casteel

Temple University professor David Jacobs, Ph.D., the author of the highly regarded books "The UFO Controversy In America" and "Secret Life," has spent more than 30 years researching UFOs and alien abduction. But it was only recently that he came to feel he had solved the mystery to his own satisfaction. Finding what he believes to be the answers was not a happy event for Jacobs.

Radar Tracks, Blips, and Blobs

Maj. Donald Keyhoe, From the TRUE Report On Flying Saucers, 1967

In 1952, the Director of AF Intelligence admitted more than 300 cases of radar tracking and visual sightings confirmed by radar. In the ensuing years, there have been at least 2,000 additional radar cases in the U.S. alone. When the full story of the UFO's is written, radar will prove to have supplied indisputable technical evidence which finally convinced many previous skeptics.

Radar Visual Sightings

Space 2001

Radar sightings of UFO's are remarkably common, and also the most authentic. The word of expertly trained operators, backed up by tangible echo returns from unidentified intruders is hard to deny.  R

RADCAT: Radar Catalogue: A Review of Twenty One Ground and Airborne Radar UAP Contact Reports Generally Related to Aviation Safety

Martin Shough, United Kingdom 2002 (and NARCAP)

For the Period October 15, 1948 to September 19, 1976. Electro-magnetic effects that are possibly related to UAP.

RADCAT: Radar Catalogue: A Review of Twenty One Ground and Airborne Radar UAP Contact Reports Generally Related to Aviation Safety (Part 1)

Martin Shough, United Kingdom 2002 (and NARCAP)

For the Period October 15, 1948 to September 19, 1976. Electro-magnetic effects that are possibly related to UAP.

RADCAT: Radar Catalogue: A Review of Twenty One Ground and Airborne Radar UAP Contact Reports Generally Related to Aviation Safety (Part 2)

Martin Shough, United Kingdom 2002 (and NARCAP)

For the Period October 15, 1948 to September 19, 1976. Electro-magnetic effects that are possibly related to UAP.

Reasons to disclose

Stephen Bassett, August 17, 2000

In a June 14 Alien Zoo column the question was asked, “What does the ‘politics of UFOs’ mean?” The answer: making the case to the general public why their personal vital interests and their nation’s vital interests are served by a comprehensive and truthful disclosure of the facts known to their government relating to the extraterrestrial presence. Events intervened delaying a follow-up column making that case, until now.

Recap: Phoenix Lights Flying Triangle

UFO Updates Mailing List, Fri, 17 Oct

What further analysis on this dramatic series of sightings has been published over the last 2.5 years?  R

Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Joseph L. Spradley, Department of Physics, Wheaton College (in PSCF 50, September 1998)

Recent SETI literature reveals that this effort is sustained by quasi-religious motivations, but both the possibility and improbability of alien contact have theological implications relating to Christology and human significance.

Reported UFO Geometries

From "The UFO Evidence" NICAP, 1964 (reprinted by Mark Cashman)

A graphical overview of various typical UFO shapes.

Reports and Statements by NASA Astronauts on UFOs

UFOs at Close Sight (ufologie.net)

Quotes by astronauts regarding UFOs.

Researching Alien Abductions

C. Leigh Culver, Cl.H.

This article will discuss useful methods that may be used in researching and obtaining data concerning apparent abductions or close encounters. The use of hypnosis as well as other research adjuncts will be discussed.  R

Revelations of an MJ-12 Special Studies Group Agent

Michael Wolf

Some of the more relevant points brought out in Michael Wolf's trilogy, THE CATCHERS OF HEAVEN. R

Reverse-Engineering Roswell UFO Technology

Jack Shulman, Nexus Magazine, Volume 6, Number 4 (June-July 1999)

Computer company chief Jack Shulman argues that the transistor could never have been invented so suddenly at AT&T in late 1947 without input from top secret Government projects, that some have identified to him as being from alien spacecraft.  R

Review of Kevin D. Randle's Case MJ-12

Stanton Friedman

The reality of Operation Majestic 12 (MAJIC 12 or MJ-12), and the highly classified documents associated with it, has been a disputed question in ufology for more than eighteen years. For the average person with an interest in conspiracies and UFOs, Randle's book would at first appear to be the definitive work on the subject. A much more careful review of this book, in conjunction with reading such other sources as References 1-5, leads one to a very different conclusion: namely that "Case MJ-12" is more a work of propaganda than of investigative journalism.

Review of Selected Sightings From Aircraft (1942-1952)

Richard F. Haines

A total of 285 aircrew reports are reviewed for the period 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1952. Of the total 68 percent were military, 20 percent commercial, 11 percent private, and 1 percent unspecified. Twenty-nine cases (10.2 per cent) involved some form of electro-magnetic effect; they are reviewed in some detail.

Review of Selected Sightings From Aircraft (1973-1978)

Richard F. Haines

The objective of this paper is to present the results of a review of aerial sightings predominately by pilots for the period 1 January 1973 through 31 December 1978.

Rockefeller Not Believer, But Wants to End UFO Secrets

New York Observer

The following text is excerpted from a story that appeared in the New York Observer on April 8 under the title, "Rockefeller Greets Aliens! A Rich Guy's UFO Dream."  R

Rockefeller Tells Clinton to Tell All About UFOs (press report)

New York Daily News, August 24th, 1995

President Clinton is being pressured to reopen supersecret government files on the world's most baffling UFO incident. The man who wants the secrecy ended is billionaire philanthropist Laurance S. Rockerfeller, a personal friend of the president.  R

Role of a Power Structure Analysis in Ufology

Dr. Jospeh Burkes

It is my assessment that ufology has failed to recognize the importance of how the Extraterrestrial presence profoundly threatens all terrestrial elites. This includes the international corporate, military, political and religious leaders of our planet. Without recognizing and thoroughly analyzing this challenge to terrestrial power, those interested in understanding the phenomenon of Extraterrestrial spacecraft visiting our planet, will be hopelessly confused.  R

Roper Poll Survey on "The Day After Contact"

NIDS (National Institute of Discovery Science)

How would humans react if E.T. landed? That is the question explored by the 1999 Roper Poll Survey, on behalf of the National Institute of Discovery Science.

Roswell Daily Record for July 8, 1947 - Text

Text of original news story reporting on the recovery of a crashed flying saucer, in the local Roswell newspaper. R

Russian Underwater Encounters: What Lurks Beneath The Surface

Paul Stonehill

It is safe to conclude that the Soviets (before), and the Russians (now) are preoccupied with the strange and sinister creatures lurking in their waters.

Santilli's Controversial Autopsy Movie: A Comprehensive Review

Kent Jeffrey, International Roswell Initiative Bulletin #5

The claimed 1947 "alien autopsy" footage, acquired and marketed by Merlin Productions, a small London video distribution company owned by Ray Santilli, has now been seen, and in may cases believed, by tens of millions of viewers in over 30 countries world-wide. Through a selective presentation of the facts and selective editing, programs like Fox network's "Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction" have misled the public by giving the impression that a number of interdisciplinary experts, including pathologists and film-makers, feel that the Santilli footage milt be genuine.

Scepticism

Wilbert Smith

Healthy scepticism is good, but this kind of scepticism is ridiculous. Non-awareness is NOT synonymous with non-existence, and disbelief in something does not in any way detract from its reality. No one can create a fact by making a statement, and no one can get rid of a fact by denying it.

Science is Not Always What Science Programs Do: A Response to NOVA's Program on UFO Abductions

Budd Hopkins

Readers familiar with the writings and lectures of the late Dr. Allen Hynek may recognize in the above title an expanded version of one of his most quoted bon mots, "Science is not always what scientists do." After viewing the recent Nova program which systematically and outrageously distorted the UFO abduction phenomenon and my work in the field, it's fair to say that Nova has abandoned its right to be thought of as either objective, balanced, or scientific.

Science, Secrecy, and Ufology

Richard Dolan, Feb/March 2000, UFO Magazine

Secrecy permeates the UFO field. What does this mean for Ufology as a science? Answer: the field cannot really be handled scientifically within the public domain. The great model is the Manhattan Project. When a project is undertaken at highly classified levels, you will find nothing of value about it within the mainstream. This was true during the development of the atomic bomb in the 1940s; it is true regarding the UFO.

Science, Secrecy, and Ufology

Richard M. Dolan

Secrecy permeates the UFO field. What does this mean for Ufology as a science? Answer: the field cannot really be handled scientifically within the public domain. The great model is the Manhattan Project. When a project is undertaken at highly classified levels, you will find nothing of value about it within the mainstream. This was true during the development of the atomic bomb in the 1940s; it is true regarding the UFO. Published in the February/March 2001 issue of UFO Magazine.

Scientific Braintrust Tackles UFO Mystery

B. Ann Slate, Saga’s UFO Report, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 1974 (Credit: Michigan MUFON)

Recently, without fanfare, some of our most distinguished space and aeronautic experts gathered to exchange data on Unidentified Flying Objects - and their confidential reports show that many scientists have seen aerial phenomena that could only be labeled UFOs R

Scientists Find Clues That Life Began in Deep Space

NASA Ames Research Center, January 30, 2001

Duplicating the harsh conditions of space in their laboratory, NASA scientists have created primitive cells with membrane-like structures. These chemical compounds may have played a part in the origin of life. R

Scientists Find Evidence of Ancient Microbial Life on Mars

NASA Astrobiology Institute, February 28, 2001

An international team of researchers has discovered compelling evidence that magnetite crystals in the Martian meteorite ALH84001 are of biological origin. R

Scientists Hunt For Light Flashes From Extraterrestrial Civilizations

Adapted from a SETI Institute press release

Astronomers are broadening the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) by looking for powerful light pulses coming from other star systems. R

Scientists on UFOs

Mattweb

Quotes on the UFO phenomenon by various scientists. R

Sci-Fi Kecksberg Press Conference Materials

Steven Kaeser, UFO Updates Mailing List

Press coverage of the Sci-Fi Channel's National Press Club event was very limited this past Tuesday. At the event a Press Packet given out (as is usually the case), and it contained written versions of the statements made by those who spoke. I thought that some may find this information of interest and wanted to make them a part of the public record. R

Screen Memories: UFO Mythology and Science Fiction Films

Mark Pilkington

An Exploration of the Relationship Between Science Fiction Film and the UFO Mythology.

Searching for the Truth

Dennis Balthaser, 01/16/99

No longer being affiliated with the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, NM has given me mixed emotions about my chosen field as an investigator and researcher on the subject of ufology.

Searching For the Truth: Defending My Credibility

Dennis Balthaser, 5/01/02

I'd be the first to recognize that any information has to be verified and there are numerous ways of doing that, which would be considered ethical, honest and respectful. Unfortunately there are other ways also, which I have recently experienced. These include; not confronting me directly, questioning my credibility, or worse, ignoring questions I've asked and being selective in responding to those questions.

Secret Diary of Admiral Byrd?

Admiral Richard B. Byrd, Feb. Mar. 1947

I must write this diary in secrecy and obscurity. It con cerns my Arctic flight of the nineteenth day of February in the year of Nineteen and Forty Seven. There comes a time when the rationality of men must fade into insignificance and one must accept the inevitability of the Truth!  R

Secret UFO Report To Churchill Revealed After 50 Years

The Observer (UK), October 21, 2001

Scientists and generals drew up a top secret report on Unidentified Flying Objects and then decided to cover up a wave of rumours and sightings that swept Britain in the 1950s, The Observer can reveal.  R

Secrets of the Saucer Scientists

William F. Hamilton III

In all probability the first saucer scientists were rocket scientists. Without a doubt one of these great men was the pioneering rocket scientist, Professor Hermann Oberth.  R

Secrets of the Vimana

Illuminations

In various kinds of Asian and South Asian texts, we find references to flying machines and aerial vehicles. Chinese and Indian stories tell of peoples or individual artisans who constructed devices for travelling through the air.  R

Selected quotations about UFOs that appear in 'UFOs and the National Security State'

Richard Dolan

Quotations appearing the book ' UFOs and the National Security State' by Richard Dolan.

Selected term papers from Dr. Thornton Page's Science 101 'Flying Saucers' course - PART ONE

Students in Dr. Thornton Page's course, Wesleyan University, 1968

Selected term papers from Dr. Thornton Page's Science 101 "Flying Saucers" course, Spring quarter, 1968, Wesleyan University.

Selected term papers from Dr. Thornton Page's Science 101 'Flying Saucers' course - PART TWO

Students in Dr. Thornton Page's course, Wesleyan University, 1968

Selected term papers from Dr. Thornton Page's Science 101 "Flying Saucers" course, Spring quarter, 1968, Wesleyan University.

SEPRA analyses film of daylight UFO 10m above the ground

UFOs at Close Sight

This article was published on 09.11.1998 in the French newspaper "La Depêche." Sunday evening, an amateur filmed during two minutes a mysterious unidentified object. The video cassette was handed to the CNES of Toulouse which considers the case "exceptional."

SEPRA closed, SEPRA not closed ... Open the archives to the public!

Patrick Gross / UFOs at Close Sight, May 2004

France has a long history of continuing official interest in UFO reports, in the shape of a service of its small NASA-equivalent called CNES, the Center for Space Studies. CNES spokesman Benedetti said that SEPRA as a service does not exist anymore since January 2004. A petition by French ufologists has been organized to safeguard and make publicly available the archives from the official government program. R

SEPRA Going Slowly Down, France 2004

UFOs at Close Sight / La Dépêche du Midi, June 8, 2004

Article in French newspaper reporting on the closure of the SEPRA program. "The rare Aerospace Phenomena Expertise Service (SEPRA), based at the National Center for Space Studies (CNES) in Toulouse, has been closed. While it does not appear in the new CNEW orgchart, activity is continued." R

SETI and the Search for Life

Christopher F. Chyba, SETI Institute

Excerpts from the written testimony submitted by Christopher F. Chyba, SETI Institute, to the "Life in the Universe" hearings held by the House Subcommitee on Space and Aeronautics on July 12, 2001. R

Shining Light on Life's Origin

Leslie Mullen, Astrobiology Magazine

When ultraviolet radiation was more intense than today, and the early Earth had a mix of nitrogen-rich molecules, how did this primordial soup get cooked? And how did it not burn? This kitchen chemistry lesson has a new recipe, according to recent research from Osnabrueck University, Germany and the National Institute of Health, USA. Scientists are asking the question: How did the fittest biomolecules survive, before life itself began? R

Sightings: Men in Black

Paul Greenberg

A professor of humanities and folklore at New York's Julliard School by the name of Peter Rojcewicz didn't tell anybody about his encounter with the Men in Black for years -- for fear of how people would react.  R

Signs from up above

Clas Svahn, UFO Sweden

With this article, the author wishes to shed some light on some of the occurrences when unknown form of writings have been retrieved or observed during or after a UFO sighting. In most of the cases, the contact or the observer has believed the writings to be alien in origin. Proof of this does not exist. On the contrary, in several cases it is clear that the explanation lies elsewhere. Clas Svahn, a reporter for UFO-Aktuellt here offers the reader a few case files to ponder.

Signs of Life: On the Lookout for Extraterrestrial Sweet Spots

Leonard David, SPACE.com, 03 January 2002

Looking for life elsewhere is a tough task for human or robot. The good news is that the scientific skill and tools to search for, detect and inspect extraterrestrial life are advancing rapidly. R

Skeptical Organisations and Magazines: A Guide to the Skeptics

Skeptical Investigations

Includes descriptions of CSICOP, Skeptic Magazine, The Skeptics Society, and the James Randi Foundation

Skepticism With Wonder

Carol Oliver, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, interview in Astrobiology Magazine

The challenge to communicate both the breadth and depth of astrobiology is discussed by Carol Oliver, of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology. As a researcher in communicating science, she considers how best to tell a busy public what it means to explore other worlds for signs of life elsewhere. R

Some Thoughts on J. Allen Hynek

Richard M. Dolan

This article is essentially an excerpt from the new edition of UFOs and the National Security State, with some minor changes. The book version, in turn, is expanded from the first edition. This article will surely irritate some people, but if you study the covert aspects of UFOs long enough, you must at some point reach the figure of J. Allen Hynek. Like so much in this field, Hynek is not as straightforward a subject as he at first glance seems. This article appears in the August/September 2002 issue of UFO Magazine.

Some Thoughts on Keeping It Secret

Bernard Haisch, Ph.D.

Someone's Watching Over Us

Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, USMC (Ret.), The TRUE Report on Flying Saucers, 1967

Since January 1950, when TRUE published my first article on UFO's (see page 6), there has been a tremendous change in the public attitude toward Unidentified Flying Objects. Before, the "flying saucers" were ridiculed by most Americans. Only a small number knew the dramatic evidence - confirmed reports by veteran pilots and other competent witnesses. Even fewer knew of the Air Force Top Secret Estimate of the Situation - that the Flying Saucers - officially Unidentified Flying Objects - were interplanetary vehicles engaged in a long observation of the earth.

South American Encounters

Space 2001

South America has some of the most amazing UFO encounters on record. Especially remarkable is the sheer variety of the sightings which range from straight forward accounts of flying objects to abductions, landings, cattle mutilation, as well as contactee accounts and strange beings that emerge from oddly shaped craft. R

Soviet Saucers (Skeptical)

James Oberg, OMNI Magazine, April 1994

The Russian UFOlogists have failed. The ultimate test of the Russians' ability to perform mature, reliable UFO research is how they treat "the smoking gun" of Russian UFOlogy, the Petrozavodsk "jellyfish" UFO of 1977. The "jellyfish" was a brief wonder in the West before being quickly solved (by me) as the launch of a rocket from Plesetsk.

Soviet Saucers (skeptical)

James Oberg

It was the fall of 1967, and the Soviet Union was in the grip of its first major UFO flap. The extraordinary tales, described on Soviet television, reported in Soviet newspapers, and analyzed in a private nationwide UFO study group soon took on a life of their own. R

Statements by Astronaut Gordon Cooper Regarding UFOs

Paul Nahay

Colonel L. Gordon Cooper, Mercury-9, Gemini-5 Astronaut, Addressing a United Nations Panel Discussion on UFOs and ETs in New York in 1985. The panel was chaired by then Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Includes statements from other interviews.

Steven Greer and the Disclosure Project

Richard M. Dolan, October/November 2001 issue of UFO Magazine

The arrival of Dr. Steven Greer in the world of ufology signifies a marriage of sorts between two antipodes of thought. On the one hand, Greer has raised the banner – trampled and abandoned – that was carried years ago by Donald Keyhoe. This is the fight to end UFO secrecy. Like Keyhoe, Greer has given it an extraordinary effort for more than ten years, focusing on "nuts and bolts" cases, briefing high level government officials, pressing for Congressional hearings, and gathering many people from the military who are willing to put their careers (and worse, some say) on the line to discuss it. This is his Disclosure Initiative, culminating in the press conference of May 9, 2001. For better or worse, it was a historic – that’s right, historic – event in the history of ufology.

Straight Talk About UFO Abductions: A Typical Abduction Event

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., International Center for Abduction Research

Abductions are complex series of events and procedures directed by the abductors to passive or controlled abductees. In a typical or common abductions, humans are taken out of their normal environment by aliens.

Strategies for Collecting Evidence of Intelligent Extra-Terrestrial Activity

A Ph.D. physicist at a U.S. government laboratory in Maryland, Runner-Up, NIDS Essay Contest

This essay, runner-up in the National Institute for Discovery Science essay contest, deals with the question of collecting evidence of extra-terrestrial intelligence (ETI) activity on Earth and to a lesser extent in the solar system.

Stress - As in UFO Research...

Dennis Balthaser, 03/01/01

This type research is full of stress at times, but everyone deals with stress differently. Truth and honesty are to me, of utmost importance in keeping my sanity and being able to pursue the research that I have come to enjoy for the occasional benefits derived from it, without being stressed out in the process.

Stress Management for UFOlogists

John F. Schuessler, International Director, MUFON, May 2000

Since ufologists are human beings, they cannot expect to be stress free. In fact, they experience some unique forms of stress very much like that experienced by explorers, research scientists, and entrepreneurs. How can UFO organizations help their workers deal with stress? Are there some common sense steps available to ufologists for stress relief? This paper provides answers to these questions and more.

Study Finds Huge Increase in UFO Reports in Canada in 2002

Alberta UFO Study Group

A new study by an independent research group has found that more people are seeing UFOs in Canada. The group collected UFO reports from private, public and government sources. R

Studying Intrusions from the Subtle Realm: How Can We Deepen Our Knowledge?

John E. Mack, M.D.

I want to talk with you about what I have been finding over the past now nearly six years in studying the alien abduction phenomenon. In the context of this meeting I wish to talk particularly about the ways that we know, how we actually know anything. What is the appropriate epistemology for a particular subject?

Sturrock Panel Report, "Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports": Project Hessdalen

Peter A. Sturrock

Section on Project Hessdalen from the Sturrock Panel Conference Report, "Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports". R

Summary Of The UFO Phenomenon

Mark Cashman, MUFON Connecticut

If the only strange things seen in the sky were a few oddly moving lights, or some specks glinting in the sun, there would be no UFO problem. But there have been many close observations of these strange objects. In addition, physical traces of various kinds have been left behind, and witnesses have experienced physical and medical effects, including injury and death. Of all of the reported sightings, between 5 and 25% (depending on the sample) remain unidentifiable to expert examination. These are the real UFOs.

Telepathy vs. Channeling

John Carpenter, MUFON

If there is one area of research that gives scientists more laughs, investigators more headaches, and skeptics more ammunition, it is that of mental communication. If there is any type of communication between human beings and otherworldly visitors, it seems to be telepathic 95 to 99 percent of the time. That, in itself, is an incredibly high correlational statistic that places the incidence of this form of communication well above chance or fantasy.

Terminology of UFOs

Don Berliner, UFO Briefing Document

The frequently used term "Close Encounters" was coined by the late Dr. J. Alan Hynek as part of a terminology designed to categorize different types of UFO experiences. There are six main categories R

The "Pentacle Memorandum"

CUFON (Computer UFO Network)

Including Text of Correspondence from Dr. Jacques Vallee. The "Pentacle Memorandum" has been a controversial item since its existence was revealed to the wider UFO community by Dr. Jacques Vallee in his excellent work Forbidden Science. Among other things, this document contains confirmation that Battelle Memorial Institute was working on UFO project(s) at the time of the Robertson Panel, (January 1953), and apparently could exercise some amount of control over the handling of the subject matter.

The 1997 Canadian UFO Survey

Chris A. Rutkowski

An analysis of UFO reports in Canada

The 2002 Canadian UFO Survey

Geoff Dittman and Chris A. Rutkowski

An analysis of UFO Reports in Canada.

The 2002 Canadian UFO Survey: Summary of Results

The most important findings of this study include the fact that UFO sightings have continued to be reported at a more-or-less constant level over the past several years. People still report observing unusual objects in the sky, and some of these objects do not have obvious explanations.  R

The Abduction Conundrum

Greg Sandow

An attempt to look at abductions objectively, with 52 footnotes, due attention to the arguments on both sides, and a little humor, too. But do the aliens really call themselves 'Zorphs'?

The Abduction Phenomenon in Australia

Keith Basterfield, Vladimir Godic & Pony Godic

There has been an apparent lack of well-documented abduction cases in Australia. The authors therefore decided to review the situation on two fronts. First, they undertook an intensive examination of the Australian UFO literature. Second, they undertook to uncover any previously unreported cases. This article documents the authors' findings to date.

The Alien Autopsy Film: Facts vs. Armchair Research

Michael Hesemann, Nexus Magazine, Volume 3, #6 (Oct-Nov '96)

While nobody has been able to present any proof that the Santilli autopsy footage was faked, we have some convincing indications that the film might very well be genuine. If it is a hoax, it is definitely the most ingenious fake of the century.  R

The Alien Autopsy Film: Real or Un-reel?

Joe Longo, President, International Combat Camera Association

The claimed 1947 alien autopsy footage acquired and marketed by Merlin Productions a small video distribution company owned by Ray Santilli has now been seen and in many cases believed by tens of millions of viewers in 30 countries worldwide. The mingling of details and witness testimony from the actual case with scenes from the alleged alien autopsy film raises more questions than answers.

The Attitudes of Canadians Toward the Existence of Extra-Terrestrial Life and UFOs

Geoff Dittman

Survey of several major opinion polls taken of Canadian's beliefs on UFOs and extraterrestrial life. Over the years, a consistently large portion of the Canadian population has expressed a belief in UFOs and aliens. I did manage to locate four professional polls and an informal survey conducted by ufologists. The first poll goes back to 1974, the last to 1997.

The Attitudes of Canadians Toward the Existence of Extra-Terrestrial Life and UFOs

Geoff Dittman

Survey of several major opinion polls taken of Canadian's beliefs on UFOs and extraterrestrial life. Over the years, a consistently large portion of the Canadian population has expressed a belief in UFOs and aliens. I did manage to locate four professional polls and an informal survey conducted by ufologists. The first poll goes back to 1974, the last to 1997.

The best UFO books in english (Hilary Evans, Dennis Stacy)

Anomalia Foundation, Spain - Taken from Hillary Evans and Dennis Stacy, taken from their book UFOs 1947-1997: Fifty Years of Flying Saucers

by Hillary Evans and Dennis Stacy, taken from their book UFOs 1947-1997: Fifty Years of Flying Saucers, John Brown Publishing, London, 1997 R

The Black Triangles

Space 2001

Over the course of the last ten years strange triangular flying craft have excited considerable speculation. Known as "Flying Triangles", or FT's, for short, this enigmatic phenomenon forms part of a global mystery. R

The Bob Lazar Fraud

Stanton T. Friedman, 1997

Incredible claims have been made about Bob Lazar for years. He supposedly is a physicist with an MS in Physics from MIT and an MS in Electronics from the California Institute of Technology. He was a "Scientist" for Los Alamos National Laboratory, and obtained a job back-engineering UFOs at a very secret site at Area 51 in Nevadathrough Dr. Edward Teller.

The camera never lies? The Billy Meier Case (skeptical)

Peter Brookesmith, UFO updates mailing list, January 1997

Massive scientific expertise has vindicated Billy Meier's spacecraft photographs, according to his supporters. These claims however should be pitted against the rather different conclusions of skilled ufologists.

The Case for Extraterrestrial UFOs

Don Berliner, Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR)

While most sights described as UFOs turn out to be misidentified known natural and artificial phenomena, many hundreds do not. It is these that form the core of the UFO mystery. That UFOs constitute a distinct category of describable sights is based on hundreds of highly detailed and consistent descriptions by professionals (especially airline and military pilots) of their close-up, broad daylight observations of unique flying machines.

The Case for Extraterrestrial UFOs

Don Berliner, Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR)

While most sights described as UFOs turn out to be misidentified known natural and artificial phenomena, many hundreds do not. It is these that form the core of the UFO mystery. That UFOs constitute a distinct category of describable sights is based on hundreds of highly detailed and consistent descriptions by professionals (especially airline and military pilots) of their close-up, broad daylight observations of unique flying machines.

The Case for Flying Saucers

Francis Ridge

There is a quantum leap in technology that surfaced a half-century ago that, if exhibited today as in the early phases, has either severely degraded or has been replaced by a vastly inferior one. It doesn't make much sense. It's as if someone wrote a story about evolution and got the chapters mixed up. Either that or ET has sent most of its fleet back home.

The CIA, Official History, and You: A Study of Gerald Haines and UFOs

Richard M. Dolan, UFO Magazine, Dec/Jan. 2001

In the version we were allowed to read, Haines made two basic points. The first was that, although the CIA was concerned about UFOs until the early 1950s, it has since "paid only limited and peripheral attention to the phenomena." Second, Haines stated that from the mid-1950s until the end of the 1960s, "more than half" of alleged UFO sightings in the United States were actually of classified and/or experimental aircraft such as the U-2 or SR-71 spy planes.

The CIA, Official History, and You: A Study of Gerald Haines and UFOs

Richard M. Dolan

Let us be clear: regardless of the reality behind the UFO phenomenon – whether it represented an alien intelligence or human psychosis – the summer crisis of 1948 had many people in the American military and intelligence community thinking about this problem, and considering all solutions, including the extraterrestrial one. In a few brushstrokes, however, Gerald Haines painted a rough sketch implying exactly the opposite of what the historical record actually tells us. The extraterrestrial possibility was never considered, according to Haines. But the historical record (and the many military UFO reports from the 1940s) clearly shows that it was.

The CIA, UFOs, MJ-12, JFK & James Jesus Angleton

Timothy S. Cooper, Nexus Magazine, Volume 7, Number 4 (June-July 2000)

As the CIA's Counterintelligence Chief, James Jesus Angleton had access to the Agency's most closely guarded secrets, including MJ-12 files on UFOs. R

The CNES and unusual phenomena

CNES Web Magazine

Since 1977, the French space agency has been helping civilian and military authorities understand the precise nature of Un-identified Aerospace Phenomena (PAN). The SEPRA database is comprised of more than 2200 different cases, with some 6000 eyewitness accounts and approximately 100 sightings from aircraft. R

The Cold War's Classified Skyhook Program (Skeptical)

B.D. Gildenberg, Skeptical Inquirer, May 2004

Classified high-altitude, long-duration flights of huge Skyhook balloons, which often returned their secret payloads to the surface, began in 1947 and continued for several decades. This secret Cold War program was the likely progenitor of many key aspects of UFO mythology.  R

The Condon Report (Review/Comment)

Bernard Haisch, Ph.D., Astrophysicist

The negative conclusion of the Report is more apparent than real however, since there is a substantial discrepancy between the conclusion in the "Summary of the Study" written by Condon singlehandedly, and the conclusion one could reasonably draw from the evidence presented in the body of the Report.

The Condon Report and UFOs - Review by J. Allen Hynek

J. Allen Hynek, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist, April 1969

Hynek does not agree with the Condon Report and in this review essay he tells why.

The Condon Report: Direct Physical Evidence

Roy Craig, The Condon Report

Several types of physical effects have been presented as evidence that an object of unusual nature had been present at a given location. Such effects consist of: markings on ground, vegetation, or objects with which an UFO, as something from an UFO, reportedly made direct or indirect physical contact; material residue allegedly deposited from or by an UPO; articles or portions of articles manufactured by intelligent beings, but reportedly not produced by known cultures.

The Controversial Trindade Island Incident

Alexandre de Carvalho Borges, Brazilian UFO Magazine

The photographs of a UFO over Trindade Island, on January 16, 1958, are considered a landmark in Ufology worldwide and a very strong evidence of extraterrestrial life existence. However, they still arouse controversy and new criticism. R

The Curious Utterances of the Vatican's Monsignor Corrado Balducci

Gordon Creighton, Flying Saucer Review, Volume 45/4, Winter 2000

This important Catholic prelate was already well known for his previous statement, some time ago, that he believed in the presence of alien intelligences interacting with planet Earth.  R

The Current Status of British Ufology

Steve Gamble, 1992

In September of this year (1992) the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) celebrates its 30th Anniversary. With this in mind, now might be a good opportunity to review British UFOlogy today. R

The Death of James Forrestal: A Study in Subterranean History

Richard M. Dolan

At around 2 a.m. on the morning of May 22, 1949, America’s first Secretary of Defense, James Vincent Forrestal, fell to his death from a small window of the 16th floor of the Bethesda Naval Hospital. The decline and death of Forrestal is an unresolved problem of history. There is no question that he suffered from a spectacular mental breakdown during 1948 and 1949. Exactly why he did so is less certain, but the answer may have relevance to American national security and the pesky topic of UFOs.

The Disclosure Cookbook

Stephen Bassett, November 1, 2000

It is the question most often asked. “How will it happen?” A more important question is, “How should it happen?” Both deserve an answer. Putting optimism aside for a moment, our first recipe serves up an order of “will.”

The Dogon

Loy Lawhon, About.com

The year was 1947. The French anthropologist Marcel Griaule had been studying African culture for 19 years, and had been living among and studying the Dogon tribe of French West Africa for 16 of those years.  R

The Dogon & The Sirius Mystery

UFO Area

The Dogon people say that Sirius star, a main star in the Sirius system, has a tiny, unseen companion star named after Digitaria seed, it is Sirius B.

The Effects of Position and Distance in UFO Ignition-Inteference Cases

Donald A. Johnson, 1983 Journal of UFO Studies

Some reports of UFO sightings involve events in which motorized land vehicles experience ignition or electrical system interference in the presence of a UFO; 276 such reports were collected from the UFO literature. These events were analyzed to determine the role played by position of UFO and distance from UFO to vehicle in the severity of the reported electrical system interference. A highly significant relationship (p .001) was found between position of UFO and severity of effect. A substantial majority of the cases experiencing complete engine failures (stalls) occurred when the UFO was reported either directly in front of or above the witness' vehicle.

The Emerging Picture of the UFO Problem

J. Allen Hynek, Presented at the AIAA 13th Aerospace Sciences Meeting Pasadena, Calif., January 20-22, 1975

This paper intends to present the elements of the UFO problem, today. Truly unidentified reports of events in the air, and close to the ground, exist, events worldwide in origin and appearing to fit a relatively small number of patterns. The data, amenable to study of an interdisciplinary nature, involving a number of scientific disciplines and probably necessitating new departures in methodology, have been imperfectly studied in the past and have been virtually ignored by science.  R

The Formulation and Predictions of the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis

Brian Zeiler

The extraterrestrial hypothesis, or ETH, is formulated consistent with the accepted scientific framework for hypothesis induction. The null hypothesis to explain UFOs is that they are random, disparate misidentifications of atmospheric or artifical terrestrial phenomena. This is called the misidentification hypothesis.

The French GEPAN / SEPRA

UFOs at Close Sight

To this day only one scientific study of the UFO phenomenon as been conducted and it is positive.  R

The French SEPRA: An Interview with Director Jean-Jacques Velasco

UFOs at Close Sight

This interview of Jean Jacques Velasco is an excellent introduction to the work of the french SEPRA Jean Jacques Velasco, member of the french CNES, leads the SEPRA (Service Expertises Phénomènes Rentrées Atmosphérique) which succeeded to the GEPAN in 1988.  R

The Galactic Civilizations: Part V

Astrobiology Magazine

This is the fifth and final part of a series of presentations given at a public forum sponsored by the NASA exobiology branch. The forum, held in Palo Alto, CA, on Tuesday, August 26, 2003, was entitled, "The Drake Equation Revisited." This installment addresses the evolution of machine intelligence and the potential for civilizations that span the galaxy. R

The Government and UFO's: Protocol for Truth

Dan Smith

How well has the government responded to the popular belief that it is concealing evidence of ufo's? Here is what seems to be the standard conservative view: Since there is no basis for the popular belief to begin with, any attempted response on the part of the government is only likely to stir that pot and thus be counter-productive. The opposing view is that by inadequately responding, the government is contributing to the perception of a cover-up.

The Great Siberian Explosion

The UnMuseum

The above dramatization is one of the wilder theories proposed to explain the great Siberian explosion that occurred over central Asia on June 30, 1908. On that day something fell out of the sky. Something that produced the largest explosion in human memory. R

The Great Soviet UFO Coverup (Skeptical)

James E. Oberg, MUFON UFO Journal, OCTOBER 1982

UFOlogy in the Soviet Union has had its ups and downs, and it has been an enigmatic source of puzzlement to Western observers. The publication in 1979 of an official report from the USSR Academy of Sciences takes on remarkable significance, since it plainly states that the officially-denounced UFOs are "real" in a mathematically provable sense. This is exactly counter to the official government line.

The Great UFO Wave: October, 1973 - What Happened?

Kenny Young, UFO Research, Cincinnati

Perhaps one day through future revelation or discovery, history may acknowledge the bizarre blitz of UFO sightings across America which happened in the shadows of Watergate. But for today, most people are unaware of the extraordinary UFO Wave of 1973.  R

The Hessdalen luminous phenomenon: a data analysis

Massimo Teodorani, Ph.D and Erling P. Strand, M.Sc.E.E.

In the period 21 January - 26 February 1984, a group of researchers from "Project Hessdalen", was investigating a luminous phenomenon that was occurring with strong recurrence in the area of Hessdalen in Norway. Various instruments were used in order to monitor the phenomenon. In the present work, an attempt has been done to try to explain such a phenomenon, based on the data achieved during the investigation period.

The Hessdalen phenomena - Theories

Project Hessdalen

It is difficult to find one theory that covers all the different observations that has been done, and which is based on the common knowlegde that exist "today" of our nature and our universe. If we split the observations in different fields, and say that they have nothing to do with each other, it might be possible to discuss possible explanations on some of these fields.

The Humanoid Contact Database : Humanoid Reports - 1994

Albert Rosales

Humanoid Reports 1994

The Humanoid Contact Database : Humanoid Reports - 1997

Albert Rosales

The new millennium was approaching; the so-called "Chupacabra" epidemic was ebbing. 1997 ushered in a sort of normalcy. High strangeness reports still trickled in, but nothing compared to the madness of 1995 and 1996. 1997 ushered in 1998, which was even calmer and kind of boring.

The Humanoid Contact Database : Humanoid Reports - 1999

Albert Rosales

1999 Case Summaries:

The Humanoid Contact Database : Humanoid Reports - 2000

Albert Rosales

2000 Case Summaries

The Humanoid Contact Database: Humanoid Reports - 2001

Albert Rosales

The beginning of the millennium, 2001, brought forth new riddles and more enigmas. Following are the first humanoid encounters reported in the new millennium.

The Humanoid Contact Database: Humanoid Reports - 2002

Albert Rosales

It appears to be a slow start for this year with only one recorded case, again from Chile. We will see what develops later on the year. 2001 was pretty busy but it was a decline from 2000. Maybe we will see another down trend again, later to pick up again in the near future. This seems to be the ever-ongoing trend of the phenomena. Will it always stay the same? Time will tell. Following is a list of known 2002 humanoid cases.

The Humanoid Contact Database: Humanoid Reports - 2003

Albert Rosales

With a slow ending to the year 2002 as far as humanoid reports were concerned, 2003 appears to have started off with a slow start, but things promise to pick up later in the year.

The Ice Documents Press Conference

Dale Goudie and Christian Lambright, National Press Club, June 25, 1987

'We came to Washington, D.C. on a direct challenge that had been made on a National Television Network as to the authenticity of newly released information by the National Security Agency (NSA) concerning Project Aquarius; and other documents released via Freedom of Information Act requests which would indicate that a Project Aquarius truly exists.' The following is the text of the press conference, including referenced documents and related articles as attachments.

The Importance of UFO Waves

Joseph W. Ritrovato, MUFON UFO Journal of June, 1996

In his book UFOs and Outer Space Mysteries, UFO skeptic James E. Oberg proposes a hypothetical test case to demonstrate that there is probably nothing of significance to the UFO phenomena. If one was to search his book for any reference to UFO waves one would come up empty handed. He ignores the subject entirely. The reason, I suspect, is he knows that therein lies possible proof that UFOs are a serious phenomena and distinctly different from simple misidentifications or overly active imaginations.  R

The Intruders' Foundation UFO Abduction Conference, New York 1990

Nick Pope

On 6 May 2000 I took part in the Intruders Foundation UFO Abduction Conference in New York. In terms of the data put forward and the quality of the presentations I believe it was the best such event that I’ve ever attended. The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the conference, bringing the data presented to a wider audience, and provoking some debate.

The John Lear Briefing Scenario: Why the Answer is 'Yes.'

Stephen Bassett

The message was in the form of a question and has come to be referred to as the John Lear Briefing Scenario. It has been circulated extensively on the Internet. Lear asked Art to pretend the U.S. Government had selected Art Bell to make the disclosure decision after being fully briefed on the facts surrounding the extraterrestrial presence.

The Lazar Synopsis

Gene Huff, posted to alt.conspiracy.area51, 12 Mar 1995

This is a synopsis, or maybe booklet, of Bob Lazar's story which is being offered as a ground zero for future dialogue. R

The Limits of Science in UFO Research

Richard M. Dolan, 2002 International MUFON Symposium

Article presented at the 2002 MUFON Symposium, the theme of which was: "Unity in Ufology: Connecting with the Scientific Community."

The Linda Cortile Case

Greg Sandow

An abduction that, supposedly, was witnessed by two federal agents and the Secretary-General of the U.N. -- and that's only the beginning of the most unbelievable UFO case ever vouched for by a major UFO investigator. Could any of it be true?

The Lost Opportunity: 1966 in Retrospect

Richard M. Dolan

As we look back at 1960s ufology standing at the city gates, we might ask ourselves: was there ever a true chance for success? The military and intelligence "handlers" of the UFO problem had resources and capabilities far beyond that of NICAP or any civilian researcher. Fifty years of ufology have shown time and again how civilians have underestimated the resources and resolve of the military-intelligence community to manage this problem. If we today cannot be confident that even the president is fully informed of UFO reality (who can say how much he really knows?), is it realistic to think that private organizations in the 1960s could have done any better? And what about today?

The Lost Opportunity: 1966 in Retrospect

Richard M. Dolan

A historical review of what when wrong during that fateful year, when a breakthrough in the struggle to end UFO secrecy seemed possible. The story remains relevant today, as a new generation of UFO researchers and lobbyists are working toward the same goal. Look for it also in the June/July issue of UFO Magazine.

The Main Obstacle

Don Berliner, The Fund for UFO Research, Inc., 2002

There are two primary and closely connected reasons why UFOs are not treated seriously by the scientific community and the mainstream press. One is their acceptance of the work of the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book UFO investigation of 1948-1969. The other is their acceptance of the report of the University of Colorado's study of UFOs in 1966-1968, paid for by the Air Force.

The Majestic Documents: Introduction to Document Authentication

The Majestic Documents

The intent of this section is to provide the reader with an overview of authentication, not a step-by-step march through all the logic and supporting materials that we have developed and uncovered in this ongoing and authentication effort. We are in the process of writing a book, making a documentary and expanding our research. The goal here is to give you some of the highlights of why the documents are both interesting and genuine.

The Meaning of Life

Lee Siegel, NASA Astrobiology Institute, July 6, 2001

Sitting beneath a dark night sky, looking up at the vast array of stars, what human has not wondered, "Are we alone?" R

The Men in Black

Andrew Mann

While attempting to do a bit of research on the MiB, I have had quite a bit of trouble. Everywhere I looked, I kept getting sites that were all about the Movie "Men in Black." Well, guess what. This article is about the real deal.  R

The Men in Black Phenomenon

Space 2001

One of the most unusual aspects of the UFO mystery is the Men in Black (MIB) phenomenon. It involves the subtle intimidation of UFO witnesses by strange visitors dressed almost entirely in black. The recent movie on the subject trivialised the whole issue, but what is the truth concerning MIB? Is it all just a baseless fantasy or is there really an agency that sends out darkly dressed men to secure peoples silence?  R

The MUFON Conundrum - Observations from the 35th Annual MUFON Symposium - Part One

Michael Brownlee, Special to CosmicTribune.com

Despite an intense interest in the UFO phenomenon and its implications since I was ten years old, I have declined to join MUFON or any other organization that has the acronym UFO in its name. To get an update on rumored positive changes within the organization, I finally decided to set aside my prejudices and experience a MUFON symposium for myself. R

The Nuclear Connection

Richard H. Hall

It was not until I began reviewing reams of literature while doing research for The UFO Evidence, Volume II, in the mid-1990s that a more obvious pattern began to emerge: a strong correlation of sightings with nuclear weapons.

The Nuclear Connection

By Richard H. Hall

It was not until I began reviewing reams of literature while doing research for The UFO Evidence, Volume II, in the mid-1990s that a more obvious pattern began to emerge: a strong correlation of sightings with nuclear weapons.

The Objectivity of Science: Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Skepticism

Rochus Boerner, 2003

The progress of science depends on a finely tuned balance between open-mindedness and skepticism. Be too open minded, and you'll accept wrong claims. Be too skeptical, and you'll reject genuine new discoveries. Proper skepticism must be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Unfortunately, much of what comes out of the "skeptical" community these days is not proper skepticism, but all-out, fundamentalist disbelief. Such skepticism can be called pseudo-skepticism, pathological skepticism or bogus skepticism.

The Paradigm Clock

Stephen Bassett, July 17, 2000

On April 30, 1998, the Paradigm Research Group published to the World Wide Web the “Paradigm Clock.” It includes a chronicle of events that have moved the clock. When the governments of the world, most likely but not necessarily led by the United States, formally disclose to their citizens the presence of extraterrestrial beings, the Paradigm Clock will strike midnight.

The Physical Study of Atmospheric Luminous Anomalies and the SETV Hypothesis

Massimo Teodorani, Ph.D., 3rd World Symposium on Space Exploration and Life in Cosmos (2002)

The work-hypothesis named SETV predicts that exogenous vehicles and/or probes may have reached the Solar System too, including Earth. The possible presence of probes of possible extraterrestrial origin on our planet may be ascertained by using a network of sensing stations which are placed in critical areas. One of them is the norwegian area of Hessdalen, where the two scientific explorative missions of “Project EMBLA” have carried out measurements which demonstrate the existence of all the anomalies of the luminous phenomenon which is present there.  R

The Project Bluebook 'Unknowns'

Don Berliner, FUFOR (NICAP website)

The unexplained UFO reports from the files of the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book UFO investigations. Compiled by Don Berliner, for the Fund for UFO Research. Contains the original 700 Project Bluebook 'Unknowns', i.e. UFO sightings and cases from Project Bluebook that remained 'unidentified' after investigation' (out of 12,000 cases). Includes brief summary descriptions of the sightings.

The Real Wonderland

Richard M. Dolan

Unless you consciously look for such news, you would never know that UFOs continue to be seen by people every day, around the world. The difference between the reality of the phenomena, and how it is ignored, reminds me of what Alice experienced when she jumped down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.

The Robertson Panel Report (The Durant Report)

Advisory Panel on UFOs, Office of Scientific Intelligence, CIA (reprinted by CUFON)

This file contains the text of a document known variably and interchangeably as The Durant Report or The Robertson Panel Report. In truth, the above named items are indeed different items, but the Panel report is contained in the Durant Report, which is a detailed report of the Panel proceedings. It is the REPORT OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY PANEL ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS CONVENED BY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE, CIA January 14 - 18, 1953.

The Role of a Power Structure Analysis in Ufology

Joseph Burkes, MD

It is my assessment that ufology has failed to recognize the importance of how the Extraterrestrial presence profoundly threatens all terrestrial elites. This includes the international corporate, military, political and religious leaders of our planet. Without recognizing and thoroughly analyzing this challenge to terrestrial power, those interested in understanding the phenomenon of Extraterrestrial spacecraft visiting our planet, will be hopelessly confused.  R

The Role of the Media in the Politics of Disclosure

Stephen Bassett, June 2001 UFO Magazine

The greatest scientific discovery in history, the existence of non-human, intelligent life forms with interstellar propulsion technology, has been hidden from the general citizenry for over fifty years. The justification for this has varied from decade to decade and the methodology has at times violated the laws and the Constitution of the nation.

The Role of the People in the Politics of Disclosure

Stephen Bassett, April 2000 issue of UFO Magazine

The politics of disclosure is a call to citizens to step forward and assert their will upon their government at a time when many would see little justification to do so. Such an initiative has no chance to succeed unless the public is absolutely clear as to why.

The Role of the President in the Politics of Disclosure - Part II: The case for and against George W. Bush

Stephen Bassett

Let’s get one thing straight right up front. The politics of UFOs, how the presence of extraterrestrial beings in our world, now, is going to affect you, your government, and every other person on the planet, is not only bipartisan, it’s transcendent.

The Role of the President in the Politics of Disclosure - Part II: The case for and against George W. Bush

Stephen Bassett

Let’s get one thing straight right up front. The politics of UFOs, how the presence of extraterrestrial beings in our world, now, is going to affect you, your government, and every other person on the planet, is not only bipartisan, it’s transcendent. R

The Role of the President in the Politics of Disclosure: Part I: The Decline of the Executive

Stephen Bassett

One of the most important political trends in the second half of the 20th Century is the weakening of the American presidency - important because of its role in the intricate, constitutionally structured checks and balance system mentioned in the first column in this series.

The Role of the President in the Politics of Disclosure: Part I: The Decline of the Executive

Stephen Bassett

One of the most important political trends in the second half of the 20th Century is the weakening of the American presidency - important because of its role in the intricate, constitutionally structured checks and balance system mentioned in the first column in this series.

The Science of UFOs: Fact vs. Skepticism

Richard H. Hall

In-depth report of quality cases and analysis of the UFO phenomenon. "Stereotypes die hard. The myth among scientists that UFOs are a "nonsense problem" without any substance was firmly established more than 50 years ago and persists until this day. The cases used as illustrations in this report are chosen partly to refute the stereotypes and partly to show the recurring patterns and observational details, with special emphasis on the numerous areas of potential scientific research that would be possible if UFOs were accepted as a real phenomenon and funding were available. Strong human testimony establishes clearly that the structured UFOs featured here are a product of technology, not a natural phenomenon. The only remaining question is: Whose technology?"

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: A Short History (DOC)

Amir Alexander, The Planetary Society

Read about the scientific paper that launched the modern search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and about Project Ozma - the first radio search. Learn about support from NASA and opposition from Congress, the long years of waiting, and the tantalizing "Wow!" signal. Follow the visionaries and the skeptics, the dreamers and the realists, as they search for the holy grail that would change human history - contact with an alien civilization!

The Search for the Extrasolar Planets: A Brief History of the Search, the Findings and the Future Implications

George H. Bell, Arizona State University

This paper is an attempt to provide a review of humankind's quest for the discovery of planets outside our Solar System.

The Shocking Truth: Ronald Reagan's Obsession With An Alien Invasion

A. Hovni, UFO Universe, September 1988

This is an article on Ronald Reagan's reputed UFO encounter, and how that encounter may serve to explain his continued interest in UFOlogy and EBEs. R

The South American Military and the UFO Phenomenon

Scott Corrales, Stan Gordon's Anomalies Zone

About the official perception of the UFO phenomenon by the Latin American armed forces, focusing on Argentina, Brazil and Chile. R

The Strange Relationship of the U.S. Government and UFOs

Don Berliner, The Fund for UFO Research, Inc.; 2002

For more than a half-century, the U.S. government has been involved in the UFO mystery. It has mixed brilliant tactics with amazing blunders. The result is an intensified mystery and a steady drop in the public's confidence in its government.

The Threat, by David Jacobs - Excerpts

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., Temple University

The critical question still remains: Why are the aliens so secretive? The answer can be found in the motives and purposes of the Breeding Program. Because the fetus must be protected, the most effective method to prevent the abductee from knowing about the pregnancy is to keep it secret from her. In response to Lucy Sanders's questions one alien was uncharacteristically forthcoming.

The Three Domains of Life

Leslie Mullen, NASA Astrobiology Institute, 2001

When scientists first started to classify life, everything was designated as either an animal or a plant. But as new forms of life were discovered and our knowledge of life on Earth grew, the original classification was not sufficient enough to organize the diversity and complexity of life. R

The Top Ten UFO Movies of All Time

Annotated listing of classic, recommended UFO movies and films, documentaries, and more. R

The Trindade Island Incident, January 16, 1958

Claudeir Covo

It was the beginning of the International Geophysical Year of 1958, and on January 16, upon an invitation by the Brazilian Navy, Almiro Barauna joined the crew of training ship Almirante Saldanha on its way to explore Trindade Island, on the coast of Espirito Santo, a state in the Southeast of Brazil. R

The Trouble with Skeptics

Glenn Campbell

Let us examine the world of the skeptic. This is a person who has dedicated himself to exposing the flawed belief systems of others. I myself am a recovering skeptic, so I understand the philosophy.  R

The Truth About the Condon Report

NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena), The U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. IV, No. 9, SPECIAL (January 1969)

The conclusions of the Colorado University UFO project are fully negative, as we predicted. However, some of the chapters contain strange contradictions of what the project's director, Dr. Edward U. Condon, stated in his two opening sections. Several reports state the probable existence of structured, intelligently controlled, unknown objects capable of precise maneuvers and extremely high speeds.

The truth is out there: that's a scientific fact

The Sunday Herald (Scotland), 2002

Aliens have never had it so good. Their friends the Raelians are claiming to have cloned humans; their PR agent on earth, Steven Spielberg, has just unveiled a new TV mini-series, Taken; and now science is starting to take them seriously. An interest in the existence of cosmic neighbours is no longer the preserve of shadowy conspiracy theorists or sci-fi obsessives: respectable academics are now in on the act.  R

The Tunguska Explosion

UFO Sweden - USSR UFO History

The Tunguska Explosion is by many considered to be caused by an exploding UFO over Siberia, Russia in 1908. Even today people are trying to solve what caused the explosion. Everything from a comet to some unknown phenomena of the nature has been suggested in over 70 essays. R

The Tunguska Meteorite: A Dead-Lock or the Start of a New Stage of Inquiry

N.V.Vasilyev

The very fact of the existence of the so diverse views suggests a situation where the phenomenon in question is difficult to explain in all its aspects. Indeed, profound analysis of the factual data on the phenomenon evidences its structural complexity and seeming contradictoriness which restrict its interpretation in traditional terms. It is thus suitable to dwell upon certain most serious difficulties which are to be coped with in any attempt to construct an integrated concept of the Tunguska phenomenon.

The Tunguska Mystery

Stephen Wagner, About.com

In 1908, something exploded in an isolated area of Siberia. What was it? There are several theories as to what caused the great explosion in the sparsely populated forest at 62 degrees north latitude, but there is no definitive proof for any of them. Nearly 100 years later, the debate about the Tunguska event continues.

The Tunguska Problem: An Anomaly Par Excellence

Vladimir V. Rubtsov, RIAP Bulletin, 2000, Vol. 6, No. 1

What is important is, first of all, the special place occupied by the Tunguska problem both in science and in anomalistics. The volume of well-established empirical facts collected and analyzed in this field, as well as the number of serious theoretical models developed to account for these observations, probably outweighs all those found and proposed in other anomalistic fields put together. R

The UFO Abduction Phenomenon- What Does it Mean for the Transformation of Human Consciousness

John Mack, M.D.

The author describes how he got into the study of the UFO abduction experience, a bit of the history of the field, the phenomenology of UFO abductions, who the abductees are, his use of nonordinary states of consciousness in working with them, some of the physical evidence involved, what effect being abducted has on the abductees, and his interpretation of the meaning of the experience. UFO abductions are not a rare phenomenon and have been estimated to have occurred to three-million Americans. There is a remarkably precise correspondence to the reports. Abductees exhibit relatively little psychopathology.

The UFO Challenge

Stanton T. Friedman, Nuclear Physicist

"Debunkers seem to employ four major rules: A. What the public doesn't know, we certainly won't tell them. The largest official USAF UFO study isn't even mentioned in 12 anti-UFO books, though all the book authors were aware of it. B. Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up C. If one can't attack the data, attack the people. It is easier. D. Do one's research by proclamation rather than investigation.It is much easier, and nobody will know the difference anyway."

The UFO Challenge

Stanton Friedman

"Debunkers seem to employ four major rules: A. What the public doesn't know, we certainly won't tell them. The largest official USAF UFO study isn't even mentioned in 12 anti-UFO books, though all the book authors were aware of it. B. Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up C. If one can't attack the data, attack the people. It is easier. D. Do one's research by proclamation rather than investigation.It is much easier, and nobody will know the difference anyway."

The UFO Challenge

Stanton Friedman

The problem is NOT that there is not enough evidence to justify my conclusions; but that most people, especially the noisy negativists, are unaware of the real, non-tabloid evidence.

The UFO Cover-Up

John Lear

The sun does not revolve around the earth. The United States government has been in business with little gray extraterrestrials for about 20 years. The first truth stated here got Giordano Bruno burned at the stake in 1600 for daring to propose that it was real. The second truth has gotten far more people killed trying to state it publicly than will ever be known.  R

The UFO Evidence - NICAP - A Position Statement

Richard Hall, NICAP

Over thirty years ago I compiled this documentary report (The UFO Evidence - 1964) for the leading UFO investigation group, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) in Washington, D.C.

'The UFO Evidence' by Richard Hall - Introduction

Richard Hall

Over thirty years ago I compiled this documentary report (The UFO Evidence - 1964) for the leading UFO investigation group, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) in Washington, D.C. Few people at that time were aware of the scope and consistency of UFO reports by credible witnesses such as scientists, professional pilots, police officers, and even U.S. Air Force personnel. The Air Force was officially charged with conducting a UFO investigation, but maintained that nothing of any importance was being observed.

The UFO Evidence: Burdens of Proof (Skeptical)

Jim Giglio and Scott Snell, Board Members, National Capital Area Skeptics (NCAS)

The arguments made here are not conclusive. We cannot say with certainty that our planet is not being visited. We can, however, note that those who support the idea of ET visitation have always had a heavy burden of proof, a burden that has only grown heavier as time has passed. We skeptics, who find this idea implausible, have a lighter burden, and it gets lighter with time.

The UFO Guide

Nick Humphries, February 1994

You know the scene : You're reading one of the UFO newsgroups on Usenet and you don't understand many of the terms used. What do you do? Go to the next article? Skip the rest of the articles and go to the next newsgroup even? No. You pick up your UFO Guide and find out what it all means.

The UFO Phenomenon

Mark Cashman, The Temporal Doorway

If the only strange things seen in the sky were a few oddly moving lights, or some specks glinting in the sun, there would be no UFO problem. But there have been many observations of these objects at close range by groups of credible witnesses. In addition, physical traces of various kinds have been left behind, and witnesses have experienced physical and medical effects, including lasting injury.

The UFO Phenomenon in China

Salvador Freixedo, Inexplicata (2000)

As was the case in Russia following Perestroika and Glasnost, there is a similar process underfoot in China since that country's opening to the West: more information has been known about this country's UFO activity over the past two years than for the past fifty.  R

The UFO Report: Condon Study Falls Short

Robert M. L. Baker Jr., Scientific Research, April 14, 1969

This half-million-dollar, 965-page report probably represents the ultimate case against the UFO "cult" – in fact, it was to be the last scientific word on that controversial subject. But, paradoxically, the report contains some evidence suggesting that the UFO phenomenon should be studied further.

The Unexplored Cosmos

Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, interview in Astrobiology Magazine

Cosmos collaborators, Ann Druyan (widow of Carl Sagan) and astrophysicist Steven Soter, talk about the possiblities for finding life elsewhere and the implications for understanding humanity's own place in the universe. R

Theories Regarding the Cause or Stimulus of UFO Waves

UFO-WAVE / UFO Research Malaysia

An overview of various theories regarding the cause of UFO waves. R

Thinking Clearly About the Abduction Phenomenon

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., International Center for Abduction Research

From the beginning of the abduction phenomenon, debunkers, critics, and proponents have organized their knowledge about abductions based on incomplete evidence and culturally determined attitudes.

Thoughts by Jim Rayner

Jim Rayner

UFO is an idea, it is within the largest percentage of our minds - nearly all the world's population know of this subject - today's ghosts poltergeists and all that.

Time Enough for Life

Peter Backus, SETI Institute, on Space.com, 16 October 2003

In our hectic world, we seldom have time enough for life: time for family, time for friends, or time for the pleasures of life. In studying the universe, Astrobiologists face a different problem: which stars might provide time enough for life? The answer depends on the life of the star. R

Top 300 UFO Hotspots in the United States

Donald Johnson & CUFON

These listings are of the top 300 UFO hotspots in the United States. One list is sorted by State and the second sorted by rate of unexplained reports per 10,000 population in 1990.

Top-Secret 1949 Document

Jan Aldrich, International UFO Reporter

In the general correspondence file on UFOs for the Director of Intelligence (Decimal files .009 "Flying Disks" 1949), there were vague references made to this document and other USAF contacts with the Joint Intelligence Committee regarding UFOs.

Trauma, Transformation and Cosmic Awareness: Review of John E. Mack's 'Passport to the Cosmos'

Albert A. Harrison, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Psychiatrist John Mack's Passport to the Cosmos takes a fresh look at the alien abduction experience. This relatively brief, organized and readable work departs in significant ways from Mack's earlier Abductions: Human Encounters with Aliens (Crown, 1994) which was organized around case histories. R

Tunguska Echoes (skeptical)

James Oberg, UFOs & Outer Space Mysteries

A mighty midair explosion over a remote Siberian swamp is still sending echoes around the world, seven decades after it happened, Near the Tunguska River, in the summer of 1908, an object from outer space was annihilated in a detonation as powerful as a modern hydrogen bomb. R

Tunguska Meteor Impact Anniversary

World of the Strange Forums

A mysterious explosion rocked the Jenissei portion of the Siberian forest. People living in the area observed a huge fireball that rose up high in the sky. Many theories have been suggested as to what caused the blast.  R

Tunguska Report

UFO Casebook

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Tunguska: 90 Years After

Vladimir V. Rubtsov, Ph.D., Research Institute on Anomalous Phenomena (RIAP), Kharkov, Ukraine

This summer coincides with the 90th anniversary of the fall of the famous Tunguska space body (TSB). During the last years and decades the TSB investigators have been accumulating a vast amount of information on some TSB-related effects that were not previously studied in detail.  R

UFO Book Reviews

Mac Tonnies

An Independent Summary of the UFO Literature.

UFO Books - The Serious Literature

Compiled by Keith Rowell

This list is a quick guide to the best of the wide range of UFO books. The literature varies from naive believers to fanatic debunkers. This list, however, features the people in the middle: the UFO researchers.  R

UFO Briefing Document - Case Histories: 1989-1990 UFO Sighting Wave in Belgium

UFO Briefing Document

From October 1989 throughout 1990, hundreds of reports of lighted objects, frequently described as enormous and triangular in shape were recorded in Belgium. Air Force supersonic F-16 jets chased these strange objects, which were simultaneously tracked by both airborne and ground radars. The Belgian Government cooperated fully with civilian UFO investigators, an action without precedent in the history of government involvement in this field.

UFO Briefing Document: Summary of Quotations

UFO Briefing Document

Selected quotations on the UFO phenomenon, covering the following topics: The Reality | Extraterrestrial Origin | Secrecy & National Security | Challenge for Today's Science | The Effects of Ridicule R

UFO Cases Which Have Reliably Been Discredited

Mark Cashman, Temporal Doorway

While there are many reliable and genuine UFO reports, there are also hoaxes, misinterpretations and psychologically generated cases which are often referenced as reliable. In some instances, this is because the cases were discredited long ago, or in obscure journals.

UFO Chronology By Year

MUFON of Western Mass.

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UFO Crash List

VJ Enterprises

The following is a preliminary list of UFO crashes throughout the world. Currently, little is known about most of these crashes. However, we are making an effort to post any information that we come across from newsgroups to eyewitness reports.  R

UFO Crash/Retrievals in Chile

Raúl Núñez, Año Cero No.06-119 (Reprinted on UFO Area)

On October 7, 1998 at 15:45 hours, residents of Paihuano, a small village in Valle de Elquí (Chile) underwent an extraordinary experience which keep its 2,500 residents on the edge of their seats.  R

UFO Crashes

Cosmic Conspiracies

The subject of crash retrievals is an important one in Ufology. The potential for obtaining hard evidence of UFOs and occupants is a Holy Grail for researchers, but it has proven as elusive as the chalice itself. Below are a few of the best known cases of "downed" UFOs and encounters with their alleged occupants. All of these cases have been thoroughly investigated, and the evidence is in the public domain for all to see and consider. R

UFO Crashes - Tunguska

The Ultimate Ufologists WWW Page

At 7.00am on 30th June 1908 near the lower Tunguska River, Siberia, a large explosion occurred. The explosion was so massive that it caused damage 400 miles away, and was heard even further. Even the heat that came out from the explosion was felt hundreds of miles away.  R

UFO Crashes & Retrievals

Skywatch International

This is a brief synopsis of UFO Crash reports and military retrievals. Many of these reports have not been investigated and could be the subject of future research. R

UFO Crashes and Retrievals

The Bible UFO Connection

A comprehensive list of possible UFO crashes. We have presented these crash incidents for reference only. The reliability of data available for UFO crashes is shaky at best therefore we are including dates and locations only, at this time.

UFO facts and quotes from CURRENT ENCOUNTERS

CURRENT ENCOUNTERS Mailing List

A compilation of UFO related facts and quotes from the Current Encounters mailing list.

UFO FAQ by Cram

The FAQ is the result of contributions from many people. The FAQ and shortened version, the MINI-FAQ were originally written for the Usenet Newsgroup alt.alien.visitors.

UFO flap in tsarist Russia 1892

By Stefan Roslund/UFO-Sweden

An ambitious ufologist in St. Petersburg by the name of Mikhail Gerstein has read a great number of newspapers from that time and has found many reports concentrated to the period March-April 1892.

UFO Flaps - A Context for Scientific Study

Bill Chalker

One of the more frustrating aspects of the UFO phenomenon is its unpredictability. One of the mainstays of the scientific method is the repeatable experiment. In the case of an unpredictable and elusive phenomenon this is rather hard to organise. Occassionally UFO phenomena occurs in specific localities for an extended period. These are refered to as localised "flaps".  R

UFO History - A Crisis Looms! (PDF) PDF Document

Barry Greenwood, UFO Historical Revue, #9 Feb. 2002

A vast majority of the record of UFOs exists on paper, with the remainder contained on audio and videotape, photographic film, electronic storage (computers), and in the memories of living witnesses and participants. The most fragile of these records of knowledge are the memories of people involved. Once people pass on, that record is lost forever. Even living, illness or age can change an individual memory record irreparably. This is unless one or more of the other media mentioned above preserves the recollections of those individuals.

UFO Mars Correlations

Bruce Rux, "Architects of the Underworld" (reprinted on Siriusly)

"Anine and I are now doing a study of the correlation between the frequency of sightings and the distance of planet Mars," Jacques Vallee wrote in his diary on November 25, 1961, "which comes closest to the earth every twenty-six months. The resulting curve is striking.  R

UFO Organizations in the United Kingdom

UFOINFO

Comprehensive listing of UFO organizations in the U.K.

UFO Patterns & Predictions

Researchers have tried to establish one aspect of the UFO phenomenon; not at the locations where sightings have taken place, but as regards the time of the periodicity of UFOs. The reports of sightings are based on the time factor with possible correlation of their periodicity, to type of physical interpretation that shows a similar periodicity. R

UFO Quotes by Government Sources

Mattweb - Ufology Resources

A collection of UFO-related quotes by various international government officials. R

UFO Quotes: Celebrities and Others

Mattweb

UFO sightings and quotes by celebrities and personalities. R

UFO Research and Christian Faith

Dennis G. Balthaser, June 2004

Over the years at symposiums and in conversations, I've been questioned several times about whether I was a Christian or not, and my answer is always, "Yes I am." Many people seem to have a problem or "hang up" about that, whereas I never have.

UFO Seen In Bahrain Skies

Bahrain Tribune, 10-15-2003

People from around the country have reported seeing an Unidentified Flying Object in the skies of Bahrain emitting strange lights for about a minute at around 11pm on Friday.  R

UFO sightings at ICBM sites and nuclear Weapons Storage Areas

Robert L. Hastings (2006)

Although the vast majority of Americans are completely unaware of its existence, the UFO/Nukes Connection is now remarkably well-documented. Air Force, FBI, and CIA files declassified via the Freedom of Information Act establish a convincing, ongoing pattern of UFO activity at U.S. nuclear weapons sites extending back to December 1948. ...To date, I have interviewed over 50 individuals who were involved in various UFO-related incidents at Strategic Air Command bases or remote sites. I have selected the statements of 20 of those persons for presentation here. R

UFO Sightings Up In Malaysia

The Star (Malaysia), Monday, January 7, 2002

Against the backdrop of political upheavals and an economic slump in the country, there were smiles among a group of extra terrestrial watchers here who claimed there had been an increase in UFO sightings last year. R

UFO Whistleblower Robert O. Dean Speaks Out

Robert O. Dean / Randy Koppang, Perceptions Magazine, May/June 1996

Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Robert O. Dean claims he saw a "Cosmic Top Secret" briefing document on UFOs when he worked on the General Staff at SHAPE (Strategic Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe) in the mid-1960s.  R

Ufological Obstacles

Alfred Lehmberg

Is Ufology impeded? It doesn't seem to go anywhere. I mean... it's been stuck in neutral for the last fifty years for all the valiant attempts to steer it into the mainstream. What keeps ufology in a giggle-factor limbo? What banishes it to the realm of tabloid magazines? R

Ufology - Certified UFOs (Chapter 1)

James McCampbell, Ufology

The possibility that the witnesses may have been telling the truth is strongly suspected when a general uniformity of the reports is noticed. From Chapter 1 of the classic book, 'Ufology', by James McCampbell.

Ufology - Pilots and Passengers of UFOs (Chapter 8)

James McCampbell, Ufology

The observation of strange, human-like creatures in and about UFOs is an integral part of the entire phenomenon and this aspect can hardly be ignored simply because it is a disquieting notion. From the classic book by James McCampbell.

Ufology and Theological Clarifications

Monsignor Corrado Balducci, Vatican theologian

Finally I have obtained an English translation of the unprecedented paper Monsignor Balducci gave me at our historic Meeting in Rome in December (2002). In this seminal work, the Monsignor-theologian, (who is the Pope's choice as Chief Exorcist for the Archdiocese of Rome/Vatican itself), not only makes an air-tight case for the reality and acceptability of Star Visitor contacts with humans, but argues that these Visitors are more highly intellectually and spiritually evolved than humans. (Boylan) R

Ufology and Theological Clarifications

Monsignor Corrado Balducci, Vatican theologian

Finally I have obtained an English translation of the unprecedented paper Monsignor Balducci gave me at our historic Meeting in Rome in December (2002). In this seminal work, the Monsignor-theologian, (who is the Pope's choice as Chief Exorcist for the Archdiocese of Rome/Vatican itself), not only makes an air-tight case for the reality and acceptability of Star Visitor contacts with humans, but argues that these Visitors are more highly intellectually and spiritually evolved than humans. (Boylan) R

Ufology for the New Millennium

Nick Pope

The summer months of 1997 saw ufology in the public eye to a greater extent than any time than I can remember. But despite all this exposure, was the cause of ufology actually advanced? Indeed, are we at all clear what we mean by ufology, and what its aims should be?

Ufology: Electrical Interference

James McCampbell, Ufology, Ch 5

A list of 106 cases of electromagnetic interference by UFOs has been compiled. (1) These examples occurred at scattered locations in North America, South America, Europe, and Australia from August 1945 to November 1963. The age of these reports need not cause concern because they are thoroughly typical of many similar events of more recent years.

Ufology: Physiological Effects

James McCampbell, Ufology, Ch 6

Effects of UFOs upon the principal sensory organs have been explored elsewhere. It was found, in brief, that the visual experience involved images of metallic vehicles, including various structural details, which were sometimes surrounded by vivid displays in brilliant colors or dazzling halos. A study of their noises disclosed several distinct types and suggested the artificial stimulation of auditory sensations within the head. Finally, several unique odors noticed in the vicinity of UFOs were traced to specific chemical compounds that are formed in the atmosphere under the stimulus of radiant energy that is emitted by UFOs. Reception of signals by the eyes, ears, and nose have been accounted for, yet there remains a variety of ways in which the body responds to UFOs at short range.

UFOs & EBEs: More Insider Evidence

Linda Moulton Howe, Nexus Magazine, Volume 5, #5 (August-September '98).

This testimony from a former US Army Signal Corps and CIA officer is the latest to confirm that the US government and military are withholding the facts about extraterrestrial craft and biological entities.  R

UFOs and Extraterrestrials - A problem for the Church?

Monsignore Corrado Balducci, Rome

Msgr. Balducci is one of the best-known and most respected Italian theologians. We publish his paper for the first time in an English translation. It is indeed noteworthy, since it is the very first detailed statement of a senior Roman Catholic theologian and Curia member on the UFO phenomenon. More than that, it demonstrates the openness of the Roman Catholic church in this question and can be considered the first ever complex positive statement regarding the UFO/ET reality from the point of view of a major world religion - with its over 1 Billion faithful, the RC Church is indeed the largest religious community on Earth.  R

UFO's and Mainstream Science

Bernard Haisch, Ph. D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Scientific Exploration, published in THE MUFON UFO JOURNAL, No. 335, March 1996

Even if the UFO phenomenon should turn out to be deeper than we imagine, even should it prove to transcend science as we know it, the scientific approach is the only feasible way in the real, political, economic, technological world we live in to give us some chance to control our dealings with this phenomenon, rather than letting the phenomenon entirely control us... if such it is.

UFOs and the governments of the USA and UK

Armen Victorian, Lobster Magazine, June 20, 2000

In Britain, Air Staff 2 (a), a desk in the Ministry of Defence, manned by junior civil servants such as Nick Pope, J. Palmer, Owen Hartop, Kerry Philpott, and Ralph Noyes, respond to public inquiries.  R

UFOs and the National Security State: An Unclassified History - Introduction

Richard Dolan, UFOs and the National Security State

The UFO problem is a real one. It has involved military personnel around the world for more than fifty years, and is wrapped in secrecy. Over the years, however, enough pieces of the puzzle have emerged to give us a sense of what the picture looks like. What I have tried to do is very simple: to use as many of those pieces as possible in constructing a clear, straightforward, historical narrative of the UFO problem, focusing on the national security dimensions.

UFO's for Real? (About J. Allen Hynek)

Newsweek October 10, 1966

The Air Force has been chasing-and usually shooting down-such stories since the late 1940s. No less a figure than J. Allen Hynek, the Northwestern University astrophysicist and the Air Force's own UFO consultant, believes something's up. "There is a phenomenon here," Hynek says. "I've studied this for eighteen years and it's not all nonsense."

UFOs Seen Over USAF Missile And Nuclear Facilities

George A. Filer

The Disclosure Project reports that several military and intelligence witnesses who were members of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and other nuclear specialists have come forward with testimony proving that UFOs are real and appear to be concerned about our nuclear weapons.

UFOs, Astrophysicists and the MIR Space Station

Rubén Sobrino, INEXPLICATA

Aside from being an experienced webmaster for his own site, "Expedientes Secretos" and for Spain's highly popular "Mundo Misterioso", Rubén Sobrino is a noted ufologist and a member of SEIP-La Coruña. This is his first contribution to INEXPLICATA. R

UFOs: A Demonic Conspiracy

Fr. Thomas Kulp, Flying Saucer Review, Volume 45/3, Autumn 2000

There are still a surprisingly large number of people who seem to take all UFO reports with complete equanimity and, as it were, refuse to see anything "nasty" anywhere in it. Then, on the other hand, there are others, like Father Thomas Kulp, the author of this article, who take the opposite view and hold that every single case, without any exception whatsoever, is something straight out of Satan's bag. R

UFOs: Challenge to SETI Specialists

Stanton T. Friedman

Major news media and many members of the scientific community have taken strongly to the radio-telescope based SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) program as espoused by its charismatic leaders, but not supported by any evidence whatsoever. In turn, perhaps understandably, they feel it necessary to attack the ideas of alien visitors (UFOs) as though they were based on tabloid nonsense instead of on far more evidence than has been provided for SETI.

UFOs: Ignorance Is Bliss

Paul Nahay, June 1, 1999

"I don't believe in UFOs or aliens." So expounded a guest at a recent social gathering I attended. It seems they felt obliged to state this, even though not one word had been spoken on the subject throughout hours of polite Memorial Day weekend conversation. The comment was clearly proffered for my benefit, since this person knew that I am a student of the phenomenon, and an activist in working towards open public disclosure of our government's considerable, unconstitutional, and easily documentable involvement with it. The comment, and the completely unprovoked context in which it was stated, solidified for me the amazing degree to which ignorance is worn as a shield of pride by people in our culture.

UK MoD press release on Project Condign: 'UFOs exist - it's official!'

UK Ministry of Defense

The MOD has today published the results of a once-highly-classified official investigation into the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects. The report concludes that UFOs exist - but are a mixture of natural and-man-made phenomena, rather than evidence of extraterrestrial life.

UK Press Told Not To Report Black Triangle UFOs

UFO Reality, issue 5 / UFO Area

A top BBC executive let slip recently that there is a D-Notice on media reporting of the so-called "Black Triangle." R

UK UFO Groups

UFO Research Midlands

A comprehensive list of UK UFO and Paranormal Organizations.

Uncovering MJ-12

Paranormal News, July 27, 2000

MJ-12, MAJIC, and Majestic 12—by whatever name—is in the news with more frequency, and a relatively new research organization in California may be part of the reason.  R

Underground Bases

Dennis Balthaser, 04/22/99

Belief in a subterranean world has been handed down as myth, tale or rumor for generations from all over the world. Whether these caverns exist within the earth is anyone's guess. With satellite technology evolving to what it is today, it is a fact that many governments have built underground tunnels and facilities for a variety of reasons.

Understanding UFOs and the Media: Puncturing a Myth

Richard Dolan, Phenomenon Magazine, July 28, 2004

Some people in the UFO field have an idea that the “government” is planning open disclosure ever so slowly, ever so gradually, and that a key method for doing this is through the media. I find this unpersuasive for several reasons.

Understanding Witness' Memory Loss

Dennis Balthaser, 11/01/00

As we grow older, several things in our physical and mental being start to change; sometimes without our knowledge, and sometimes obviously with it (as in our physical appearance). Memory loss is one of those changes that I have been studying for several months now as it relates to some of the witnesses of the Roswell Incident.

Unidentified Flying Objects: An Historical Perspective

George W. Earley, 1967, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Conference

The paper presents an examination of the overall UFO scene during the past 20 years [up to 1967]. Several representative unsolved sightings reported in the United States are summarized and the global nature of sighting reports is discussed. Brief mention is made of pre-2Oth Century sightings. The activities of hoaxers, psychotics and liars-for-a-profit are outlined. Attitudes towards sightings and the investigatory efforts of the USAF are examined.

Unidentified Submarine Objects

Space 2001

Unidentified objects are not just confined to the sky. In fact throughout the seas, oceans, as well as lakes and rivers of the world, strange metallic objects have provoked just as much curiosity. In this case they are abbreviated as USO's - Underwater Submarine Objects.  R

Unique UFO archive hidden in warehouse: The story of the APRO archives

Clas Svahn, UFO Sweden

One of the biggest UFO archives in the world is tucked away in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. There were approximately 15.000 UFO cases contained in the archive for the once influential UFO organization APRO. But no one is allowed to have a peek. Here is the story of how this historical material went adrift.

Unusual Aerial Phenomena (Published Scientific Paper by J. Allen Hynek)

J. Allen Hynek, Journal of the Optical Society of America, April 1953 (reprinted on UFOs at Close Sight)

The following scientific paper by J. Allen Hynek is from the Journal of the Optical Society of America, April 1953. R

'USAAF' UFO Research Pre-1947

Wendy Connors, Aug 10, 1999

On a recent research trip to Dayton, Ohio, Wendy Connors and Mike Hall recovered some new information that directly impacts the historical record of Ufology. This information comes from a very knowledgable and inside source to the inner workings of Project's SIGN, Grudge and Blue Book.

USAF-Sponsored Colorado Project for the Scientific Study of UFOs

Michael D. Swords, Ph.D., 1995 MUFON Symposium Proceedings

One of the most significant elements in the history of UFOlogy was the so-called Condon Project, centered at the University of Colorado in 1967-1968. This paper discusses the origin, methodological philosophy and overview of the research problem, the activities, results, and external impacts of this work. The paper finds a complex mix of personalities, attitudes, and theories enmeshed in political and social forces, which predestined the project's conclusions and crippled its ability to make any scientific contribution toward the solution of the UFO mystery. Its resultant impacts were nevertheless formidable, both negatively and positively.

USOs - do they exist?

Christian Pfeiler, UFO + PSI Magazine

If a UFO moves beneath the sea we call it a USO - a unidentified submarine object and there are more sighting reports about such strange submarines than most of us know. R

USOs - do they exist?

Christian Pfeiler

Many people know sighting reports about UFOs - strange objects that fly trough the air of our planet. Only trough the air? It is remarkable that most parts of our world are covered with water and that there is some evidence that the UFOs also use this "matter" to move to most places of the planet without being seen from anyone.  R

Verifying Research

Dennis Balthaser, 11/01/99

Discussion on any subject is good and should be encouraged, as new theories, allegations, and claims are introduced and “kicked around”, however when facts and documentation no longer support that, it’s time to move on to new ideas and thoughts. Such has been the case in recent months on this subject of ufology.

Vice-President Dick Cheney and UFOs

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

Because of Dick Cheney's high White House positions in past Ford and Bush Sr. administrations, the appearance of Cheney's name on the George W. Bush Presidential ticket, led many ufologists to feel that Cheney might represent an attempt by the government to make a disclosure on UFOs.

Victim Mentality In Abductees: An Unacceptable Concept

Ann Druffel, Flying Saucer Review, Volume 45/3, Autumn 2000, pp. 18-21

During a magic 2.5 hours with Art Bell on COAST TO COAST, I fielded intelligent questions from numerous listeners and will presently appear on DREAMLAND with Whitley Strieber. All this demonstrates the interest in the subject of "resisters" who successfully tell the abduction phenomenon, whatever it is, to go away and quit bothering them. R

Video from the STS-48 Space Shuttle Mission - Closeup Version (Quicktime format)

NASA, Space Shuttle Mission STS-48

A closeup version of the UFO video taken during the STS-48 Space Shuttle Mission, showing anomalous objects and behavior.

Video from the STS-48 Space Shuttle Mission (MPEG format)

NASA

This is the main UFO video taken during the STS-48 Space Shuttle Mission, showing anomalous objects and behavior.

Visual Evidence?

B P James

After 50 years of UFO photographs and images, perhaps we have an interesting paradox. As we strive for that elusive one photo, or clip of footage, that actually proves beyond doubt that a UFO is from 'elsewhere', the methods at our disposal actually cast more and more doubt on what that image might show.

Walking a Tightrope

Richard M. Dolan

This article continues some themes I discussed in "What Are They?" This time, I discuss some of the dangers we face as a civilization over the next twenty years; dangers which could well result in an infrastructure collapse. If we can hang on, however, the development of advanced machine intelligence will give us a very wild ride indeed. Either way, the civilization we have now will be unrecognizable -- within the next generation or two. Big changes are coming. There are some relevant UFO themes here, as well. This article appears in the December/January 2003 issue of UFO Magazine.

Water Related Sightings: 1947-1959

Water UFO

Extensive collection of UFO sightings related to water. Includes descriptions of sightings, and reference and source information.

Water Related Sightings: 1960-1965

Water UFO

Extensive collection of UFO sightings related to water. Includes descriptions of sightings, and reference and source information.

Water Related Sightings: 1966-1972

Water UFO

Extensive collection of UFO sightings related to water. Includes descriptions of sightings, and reference and source information.

Water Related Sightings: 1973-1979

Water UFO

Extensive collection of UFO sightings related to water. Includes descriptions of sightings, and reference and source information.

Water Related Sightings: 1980-2004

Water UFO

Extensive collection of UFO sightings related to water. Includes descriptions of sightings, and reference and source information.

Water Related Sightings: The Master List

Water UFO

Extensive collection of UFO sightings related to water. Includes descriptions of sightings, and reference and source information. This is the complete list of sightings.

Water Related Sightings: Undated

Water UFO

Extensive collection of UFO sightings related to water. Includes descriptions of sightings, and reference and source information.

Water Related Sightings: Up Close and Personal

Water UFO

List of close encounter water related UFO sightings.

Western Australian UFO Sightings

Compiled by Brian Richards (2000)

A catalog of Western Australian UFO sightings.

What Are They?

Richard M. Dolan

This is really the first time I have tried to express my thoughts on what exactly is behind the UFO phenomenon. It took me a long time to consider writing such thoughts down; indeed, it took some time to come to this understanding. I offer this piece as a speculation. I do not pretend that I have any better claim to the truth than the next theorist. I will say, however, that I would offer my interpretation against any others, and haven't really found anyone else making this argument. As far as I can tell, the argument I present is unique. As always, I am interested in comments from interested readers. This article appeared in the June/July 2002 issue of UFO Magazine.

What does "The Politics of UFOs" mean?

Stephen Bassett, August 16, 2000

It is a strange phrase - other worldly, ambiguous. It’s also a standing joke which goes like this: the lobbyist/activist is lurking at some soirée or another in Georgetown or Bethesda or the Capitol. Amiable chatting is taking place, harmless banter, until that magic moment occurs when the unsuspecting attendee asks innocently, “Now what is it that you do?”

What is Life?

Johan H Koeslag, Medical Physiology, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)

We consider an egg as alive, but regard the Aurora Borealis as a non-living physical phenomenon. Textbooks of Biology and Physiology offer no explanation. This is strange. No textbook on jet engines would neglect to define a jet engine, nor would a reference work on Mammals fail to remind us what distinguishes a mammal from other creatures.

What Is The Responsibility Of The Scientist?

J. Allen Hynek, Foreword to CHALLENGE TO SCIENCE - UFO ENIGMA by Jacques Vallee, 1966

WHAT is the responsibility of the scientist confronted with observations that seem not only a challenge but sometimes also an affront to science? How does one discharge this responsibility? The UFO phenomena presents us with such a problem. To most scientists who have no acquaintance with the subject, save that gained from scanning the popular press, it is an "untouchable" area. Flying saucers indeed!-the product of immature, imaginative, and even unbalanced minds, the playground of the pseudo-scientist and the quasi-mystic, the haven of the crackpot.

What Radar Tells About Flying Saucers

Donald Keyhoe, TRUE Magazine, 1952

U.S. Air Force and civilian radar experts know enough about temperature inversion to be sure that it doesn't explain the strange objects they've seen on their scopes in Washington, and in other places.

What To Do With Sturrock?

Robert J. Durant / NICAP

Public opinion polls show that over 50% of adult Americans think UFOs are "real," over 70% think the government is hiding information about UFOs, and 40 % think that the government is concealing information proving the existence of UFOs, presumably hardware or bodies. Only one out of three are skeptics.

What UFOs Are and Are Not

Don Berliner, 2002

For more than 50 years, men and women around the world have reported sights in the sky that are strange to their experience and understanding. Their positive identification is one of the major public/scientific challenges of the era, with a significant number of these sights so far defying all reasonable efforts at classification. We take a look at the most common explanations for these sights.

What We Know About UFOs, and Whether It Matters

Richard M. Dolan

This was going to be called "Official vs. Unofficial Culture" but I changed my mind. Essentially, this article is about what we know, why it matters, and why it doesn't. There are differences between knowing the truth and being able to act upon it. Yet, there is reason for optimism. Appears in the April/May 2002 issue of UFO Magazine.

When Disclosure serves Secrecy

Dr. Steven Greer (CSETI), 1999

Ending the secrecy surrounding the UFO/ET subject is a laudable goal. It is long overdue. It would transform the world in ways both simple and profound. And yet it is fraught with danger. There are multiple scenarios attending the disclosure of the UFO subject-and not all of them have the best interests of humanity at heart.

When Disclosure serves Secrecy

Dr. Steven Greer (CSETI), 1999

Ending the secrecy surrounding the UFO/ET subject is a laudable goal. It is long overdue. It would transform the world in ways both simple and profound. And yet it is fraught with danger. There are multiple scenarios attending the disclosure of the UFO subject-and not all of them have the best interests of humanity at heart.

Whither UFOlogy?

Richard H. Hall, 2002

Primarily I suggest the organization of a National Public Fact-Finding Commission made up of prominent Americans who would hear presentations of the data over a period of time, and ultimately issue a report making recommendations. I discuss how such a Commission might be organized, how it would operate, and what it might be able to accomplish.

Who are the Men In Black?

Bufo Calvin

The movie opening this week is based indirectly on a sub-plot of the UFO story. At its most basic, it concerns mystery men who visit UFO witnesses and investigators and advise silence. The variations are many, as are the theories. R

Who's Afraid of UFOs?

Greg Sandow

Many of us -- believers and skeptics alike -- have trouble thinking clearly about UFOs. Is that because we're frightened?

Why Don't The Damn Things Swim so we can turn them over to the Navy

Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt USAFR, TRUE Magazine, 1967 (reprint: UFOs at Close Sight)

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt was the head of USAF's Project Blue Book in its first year, which was initially meant to be an honest and public investigation on the problem of the UFO reports. Long after his retirement from the Air Force, he wrote the following article for TRUE Magazine; which published it in a special issue on UFOs. He told further things which he omitted in the present article, in his book "The Report on the Unidentified Flying Object", 1956.

Why Microbes Matter

David M. Warmflash, NASA Astrobiology Institute

Research of possible microbial life on Mars can lead to advances in biotechnology and medicine while, at the same time, bringing us closer to understanding our origins. R

Why the Abduction Phenomenon Cannot Be Explained Psychiatrically

John Mack, M.D.

...Even psychosocial or cultural explanations, if they were to include all of the major dimensions of the syndrome, would force us to stretch our notions of the collective unconscious to such a degree that the distinctions between psyche and world, internal and external reality, would be obliterated…

Why The Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis Should Be Taken Seriously

Matt Vest

The best hypothesis we have at this moment is the extra-terrestrial hypothesis.  R

Why the UFO Mystery Isn't Solved PDF Document

John F. Schuessler, International Director, MUFON

During the past 50+ years, experts of every kind have tackled the UFO mystery, but to no avail. All have failed in their attempts to supply a plausible answer to the question "what are UFOs?" Every answer given to date has been hypothetical and never proven. I believe that a big part of the problems lies in the fact that UFO investigations are always backward looking. We have dealt with the problem as a history mystery, not a real-time mystery. And nothing is going to change until we become proactive rather than reactive in our approach.

Wilbert Smith, A Crashed Saucer, and the Ultimate Alien Encounter

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

As more and more is made public about the flying saucer research of Canadian Project Magnet Director Wilbert Smith, it becomes more and more apparent that Smith enjoyed a high “need-to-know” on the subject, and at least temporarily held a close relationship with those doing the highest-level research in the United States. Agencies included the CIA, U.S. Navy, FBI, NASA, and the U.S. Research and Development Board.

Zen and the Art of Debunkery

Daniel Drasin

So you've had a close encounter with a UFO. Or a serious interest in the subject of extramundane life. Or a passion for following clues that seem to point toward the existence of a greater reality. Mention any of these things to most working scientists and be prepared for anything from patronizing skepticism to merciless ridicule. After all, science is supposed to be a purely hardnosed enterprise with little patience for "expanded" notions of reality. Right?

websites & organizations

*U* : Worldwide UFO Sightings Maps

*U* UFO Database / Larry Hatch

Maps from the *U* UFO Database by Larry Hatch, including specific maps for major UFO waves throughout the world.

1947 UFO Crashes

UFO Research Cincinnati

This page is a general index of reported UFO crashes from the summer of 1947. The focus of this database is weighted with physical cases, not abounding with "anonymous insider" stories.

Advanced Propulsion Concepts

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

This website has been compiled from version 1.0 of a CD assembled by JPL in 1989 as an overview of advanced space propulsion concepts.

An Expanded Context For Genetic Exploration and Explanation

Neil Freer

This paper, written by a generalist for scientists, is submitted as a brief to inform the reader of an archaeological paradigm, developed over a century and a half, which renders outmoded, corrects and subsumes both the Darwinian evolutionary and creationist models, as related to human history, and provides an expanded, fresh perspective on DNA research.

Ancient Astronauts

UFO Area

Many believe that extraterrestrial life forms have been visiting the Earth since history of human kind began. They came from the sky in their ships.... They showed many proofs of their high technology and intelligence. There are places and monuments on our planet which supposedly were created by those who visited us. This site has many articles on the theory of ancient astronauts.

AUFORN Australian UFO Reports and Experiences

AUFORN / Robert Frola

Archive of the AUFORN Compiled Sighting Reports, from 1998 to present.

Australian UFO Research Network Archives

Representing UFO organizations and researchers throughout Australia.

Best UFO Information and Research Resources

Dimitris Hatzopoulos

This page is a collection of selected UFO resources: real UFO picture and video galleries, video documentaries, technical data, scientific studies, books, portals, newsfeeds, blogs and forums. In short, by combining info from many diverse sources, our goal is to offer a "starting point" for in-depth info and gems of real value in a labyrinth of (often false) information published on the fascinating subject of UFOs.

Bill Chalker's The OZ Files

The website of leading Australian UFO researcher, Bill Chalker. Includes many key articles and documents.

Chronological Catalog Of Interesting UFO Sightings

Mark Cashman, The Temporal Doorway

These are selected cases of general interest or historical value, from the Temporal Doorway online database and catalog of UFO sightings, by Mark Cashman

Crop Circle Research

Serious, Scientific and Rational Crop Circle Research. This web site strives to shatter orthodox scientific arrogance, inform and educate the public, present scientific evidence and confirm that humanity is on the brink of amazing discovery and awareness.

Drake Equation Calculator

SETI Institute

Extraterrestrial Politics in the Clinton White House

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

In-depth, 8-part series documenting President Bill Clinton's involvement with the UFO subject.

Flying Saucery

flyingsaucery.com exists to publish the research findings from veteran fortean researchers David Clarke and Andy Roberts. Since the late 1990s we have been delving deep into UFOlogy in the United Kingdom since WWII.

GEIPAN - Offical website of France's UFO research program (2006)

Official website of GEIPAN, the new resumed version of France's GEPAN/SEPRA UFO study project. This program is an official French government project, and is conducted under the official French space agency CNES (the equivalent of NASA in the US). The new director, Yves Sillard, was a former director of CNES, and has numerous other high positions and achievements to his credit. (The site is in French.)

GEIPAN - Official website with background info about GEIPAN (English)

Official website of GEIPAN, the new resumed version of France's GEPAN/SEPRA UFO study project.

GEIPAN Official Website Containing Released Case Files (in French)

France became the first country to open its files on UFOs Thursday when the national space agency unveiled a website documenting more than 1,600 sightings spanning five decades.

Hessdalen - Pictures of the phenomena

Project Hessdalen

Some pictures of the phenomena and from the fieldwork.

Hessdalen - Short films

Project Hessdalen

Downloadable movies of the phenomena.

History of the Roswell Film

Insights on Roswell, VJ Enterprises

This section contains much of the history of the Alien Autopsy Film beginning in March '95 and into August '95 just prior to the film's release to the public by the Fox Network.

Inconstant Speed of Light May Debunk Einstein

Michael Christie, Reuters - Aug 7, 2003

A team of Australian scientists has proposed that the speed of light may not be a constant, a revolutionary idea that could unseat one of the most cherished laws of modern physics -- Einstein's theory of relativity. R

International Earthlight Alliance: Hessdalen Gallery

International Earthlight Alliance (IEA)

Hessdalen is a 15 km long valley located 120 km south of Trondheim city, in the middle of Norway. There was a three year long outbreak of earthlight sightings there, starting in December of 1981 . Many pictures were taken during that period.

Italian Committee for Project Hessdalen

Many key, technical articles and documents related to Project Hessdalen and the Hessdalen Phenomenon.

List of Possible UFO/ET Craft Crashes and Retrievals

CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence)

This assessment of the situation and the ET's intentions is endorsed by CSETI military and intelligence witnesses, some of whom have been on the retrieval teams. Events listed include those where ET's may have been captured (dead or alive), but craft were not retrieved. Events involving only the recovery of artifacts are listed as well.

Michigan UFO Sightings

Michigan UFOs

An extensive collection of UFO sightings in Michigan, including earlier cases.

MUFON Field Investigator's Manual (contents and excerpts)

MUFON (Mutual UFO Network)

MUFON has established a program to train member volunteers as Field Investigators. The heart and soul of this program is the MUFON Field Investigator's Manual, now in a newly revized fourth edition. This 311-page manual includes instructions for investigating a variety of UFO phenomena.

NASA Astrobiology Institute

Astrobiology is devoted to the scientific study of life in the universe - its origin, evolution, distribution, and future. In 1998 NASA established the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) as one element of its research program in astrobiology.

National UFO Reporting Center

The National UFO Reporting Center, located in Seattle, WA, was founded in 1974 by noted UFO investigator Robert J. Gribble. The Center's primary function over the past two decades has been to receive, record, and to the greatest degree possible, corroborate and document reports from individuals who have been witness to unusual, possibly UFO-related events. The principal means used by the Center to receive sighting reports is its telephone hotline, which has operated almost continuously since 1974. During that period, the hotline has processed many tens of thousands of calls, and the Center has distributed its information to thousands of individuals. The hotline is well known by law enforcement agencies, FAA ARTCC's and flight service stations, National Weather Services offices, military facilities, NASA, and many 911 emergency dispatch centers all across the United States and in many parts of Canada. Those entities routinely direct the calls they receive regarding possible UFO sightings to the Center.

NICAP - Electromagnetic Effects - Articles Index

NICAP, Francis Ridge

Collection of articles and resources on EM effects of UFOs.

NICAP - Electromagnetic Effects Cases

NICAP, (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena) Francis Ridge

The NICAP UFO Evidence (1964) listed 106 cases of E-M Effects. Later, CUFOS compiled a list of over 500 incidents. Dr. Richard Haines catalogued 185 involving aircraft, alone. The cases listed here represent reports in which a distinct UFO was observed at the same time and place that a definite electro-magnetic effect (E-M) such as a car-stalling occurred.

NICAP - Radar Cases

NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon), Francis Ridge

This page is under construction but contains many of the key radar cases, many of them radar/visuals (RV's). The current list (Weinstein) of radar cases exceeds 489; 76 of which are RV's, and contines to grow. The majority of the most recent 39 cases listed were obtained from Richard Hall's Volume II, The UFO Evidence: A Thirty-Year Report. (Catalogue of UFO Radar Cases).

NICAP - Sightings from Aircraft - Military and Civilian

National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon

There are over 3,000 incidents involving sightings from aircraft which have been documented (Haines). And although this page is under construction, it contains many of the best and most important cases.

NICAP Landing/Trace Cases

NICAP (National Investigative Committee on Aerial Phenomena)

A listing of several physical trace cases as well as other physical trace case catalogs, articles and documents.

NICAP: UFO Sightings Listed by Category

NICAP

Extensive collection of special categories and types of UFO sightings compiled by NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerlial Phenomenon), organized by category or special type of sighting. Includes: Close encounters, EM effects, animal encounters, abduction, physical evidence and trace cases, entity cases (CE-III & CE-IV), photo and video evidence, radar cases, radiation cases, and pilot sightings. Mostly compiled from original, early NICAP files.

Northwest Saskatchewan UFO Research Center (NWSURC)

NWSURC formed October 21, 2004 out of necessity of having a center which could collect, research and investigate UFO sighting reports within the province of Saskatchewan. NWSURC is solely operated by Barb Campbell.

Observations done in the Hessdalen area

Project Hessdalen

Reports of observations done in recent years, 1996-2004.

Politics of Disclosure Series

Stephen Bassett, Paradigm Clock

Series of articles on UFO/ET disclosure.

Possible UFO Crash List

UFOs at Close Sight

Here is a list of well known alleged UFO crashes. When information exists within this site (UFOs at Close Sight), you can click the available link in the "notes" column of this table to read it.

Project Blue Book Archive

The Project Blue Book Archive is a new web-site which will provide free online access to the National Archives Blue Book microfilm collection, and has so far posted about 10% of the Blue Book microfilm. The Blue Book Archive provides a fully searchable interface to high-resolution document scans relating to the US government's investigation of the UFO phenomena. Also available are high-quality CD-ROMs of the microfilms, which can be purchased directly from the website.

Project Blue Book Research Center

Devoted to the task of researching the historical aspects of the third official investigation of Unidentified Flying Objects by the United States Air Force.

Project Hessdalen - Articles and Reports

Project Hessdalen

Technical and general reports and articles on the Hessdalen Project.

Project Hessdalen - History

Project Hessdalen

Project Hessdalen - Offical Website

Project Hessdalen was established in the summer of 1983. A field investigation was carried out between 21.January and 26.February 1984. Fifty-three light observations were made during the field investigation. This is the official website of Project Hessdalen, with reports, articles, photographs and other resources.

Project Phoenix (SETI Institute)

Project Phoenix is the world's most sensitive and comprehensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence. It is an effort to detect extraterrestrial civilizations by listening for radio signals that are either being deliberately beamed our way, or are inadvertently transmitted from another planet. Phoenix is the successor to the ambitious NASA SETI program that was cancelled by a budget-conscious Congress in 1993.

Roswell and Other UFO Crashes

Loy Lawhon / About.com

Links to articles and resources on the UFO crash at Roswell, NM and other UFO crash/retrieval cases.

Roswell Film Images

Insights on Roswell / VJ Enterprises

Images from the alien autopsy film.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Gordon Cooper, Mercury Astronaut & Believer in UFOs, Dies

UFO Evidence

Gordon Cooper, one of the nation's first astronauts, died on Monday (Oct. 4, 2004). He was 77. In his post-NASA career, Cooper became known as an outspoken believer in UFOs and charged that the government was covering up its knowledge of extraterrestrial activity.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Russian Researchers Say Debris of Alien Device found in Siberia

UFO Evidence

This page contains complete coverage of the possible discovery of extraterrestrial object at the Tunguska site. The wreck of an alien device has been found at the site of an unexplained explosion in Siberia almost 100 years ago, say Russian scientists. The scientists, who belong to the Tunguska space phenomenon public state fund, said they found the remains of an extra-terrestrial device that allegedly crashed near the Tunguska river in Siberia in 1908.

Symposium on UFOs: Hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 1968

Proceedings of the symposium convened by the House Committee on Science and Aeronautics in 1968. Participants included J. Allen Hynek, Dr. James MacDonald, Carl Sagan, as well as prepared statements by Stanton Friedman and UFO skeptic Donald Menzel.

The Belgium UFO Wave

UFO Evidence

Beginning in late 1989, a definite UFO "flap" converged on Belgium. For some time from that point on, literally thousands of people reported seeing triangular aircraft in the Belgian skies, exhibiting flight characteristics which simply cannot be explained, with regard to mundane terrestrial aircraft. Unlike previous flaps, these accounts generated report after report of what, in essence, was exactly the same type of craft.

The French GEPAN / SEPRA

UFOs at Close Sight

Only once in the world, a government asked a panel of scientist to study the phenomenon in order to come to some conclusions, and gave at least some means toward that end. It happened in France, the scientific group is the SEPRA (formerly GEPAN).

The Great UFO Wave: October,1973

UFO Research Cincinatti

This site is dedicated to presenting details of a most inflammatory UFO happening: a nationwide rash of UFO sightings climaxing in October of 1973. Appearing on the internet 25-years afterwards , this informational resource will recount these stirring events through newspaper articles, journalistic reports and investigative essays.

The Humanoid Contact Database (Compiled by Albert Rosales)

Compiled by Albert Rosales

Having been involved in UFO research one way or another since the early 70’s, my fascination has always been with the UFO “occupant” encounters. I am currently engaged in attempting to catalog most reported encounters with humanoids, entities, beings, etc. So far I have over 4000 cases in my files, many known, many not so well known. I obviously do not believe every single story, but I believe all stories must be told. Many are first hand reports, others are just anecdotes, but all are included.

The International Crop Circle Database

Crop Circle Research.com

The world's first, interactive, fully searchable online catalogue of crop formations. This database hopefully forms the 'definitive' database of crop formations available on the internet. Our archives go back to the 1950's and even earlier. With over 2200 formations logged, our database contains the most comprehensive online database of crop circles in the world.

The John E. Mack Institute

Formerly the Center for Psychology & Social Change founded by John Mack, M.D., the Institute explores the ways in which perceptions and beliefs about reality shape the human condition. Our Research, Clinical, and Educational initiatives examine the nature of reality and experience while providing a safe environment for healing discoveries. Our aim is to apply this emerging knowledge to pressing psychological, spiritual and cultural issues.

The Majestic Documents: Document Authentication

The Majestic Documents

Contains an overview of document authentication procedures and issues, and in-depth collection of essays and articles regarding authentication of the Majestic Documents

The Majestic Documents: Documents Dated 1948–1959

The Majestic Documents

15 Documents

The Majestic Documents: Documents Dated 1960–1969

The Majestic Documents

11 Documents

The Majestic Documents: Documents Dated 1970-present

The Majestic Documents

11 Documents

The Majestic Documents: Documents Dated Prior To 1948

The Majestic Documents

28 Documents

The OZ Files: UFO Sighting reports from Australasia

AUFORN / UFOINFO

A collection of individual reports taken from the AUFORN mailing list.

The Roswell Incident

UFO Evidence

In-depth topic guide to the most famous UFO crash retrieval case in history, the Roswell crash in New Mexico, 1947.

The Triangle Project

The Triangle Project is a private non-profit project researching the light phenomena in Hessdalen, Norway. The phenomena can be observed either high up in the sky or close to the ground, in some cases on the ground. Project Hessdalen was the first attempt to investigate systematically into these phenomena. The Triangle Project is proud to announce that we are conducting our investigations in close cooperation with Project Hessdalen.

The Witnesses of the Tunguska Event

The Vurdulak Conjecture

What must it have been like... to experience firsthand the events of that prodigious morning, June 30, 1908? Fortunately, we don’t have to guess - here are some eyewitness accounts of the Tunguska Event.

They Fly - Michael Horn's Billy Meier Website

The Meier Contacts meet all standards for a preponderance of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. All challenges by scientists and skeptics, to duplicate or debunk the physical and prophetic evidence, have been soundly defeated. The Meier Contacts are, therefore, the most important story in all of human history. This website is by Michael Horn, the Authorized American Media Representative for the Billy Meier Contacts.

UFO Casebook: Project Blue Book Sighting Reports - Full Case Reports by Year

NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon), Francis Ridge

This selection of "UFO CASEBOOK" contains the Blue Book "Unknowns" and will soon provide the best links to these cases (where available). Appropriate additions to these and other Casebook files, in particular, those filed AFTER Blue Book closed down in December of 1969, will eventually be provided by reputable private researchers and official UFO organizations.

UFO Crash Retrieval Conference (2nd Annual, Nov. 12-14, 2004, Las Vegas, NV)

http://www.ufoconference.com/

The 2nd Annual UFO Crash Retrieval Conference, sponsored by the Majestic Documents team, from Nov 12-14, 2004, in Las Vegas, NV. "Last year's event was a huge success, with 15 speakers, over 200 people in attendance, a sold out banquet, and a live broadcast of Coast to Coast AM from the conference hotel."

UFO Map: Australia and New Zealand

Larry Hatch, U UFO Database

*U* has logged 634 ufo sightings for Australia and 191 in New Zealand. In Australia, the busiest years were 1954 (50), 1978 (44) and 1996 (38). Most 1996 reports came via the internet. The 1954 flap came in January, nine months before the French deluge.

UFO related FOIA PDF Documents

Kaeser Konsulting

Under the Freedom Of Information Act, I have obtained a number of UFO related items from various agencies. These are available here, along with other reports and documents, such as The UFO Enigma by Marcia Smith, Project Blue Book Unknowns, and the 1949 USAF Conference on Aerial Phenomena.

UFO Research (NSW)

UFOR (NSW) aims to promote a greater understanding of the UFO phenomenon. To investigate and research UFOs with a developed, logical and structured approach.

UFO Research Australia Research Digest

Australian UFO Research Network / Keith Basterfield, UFORA

Compilation of regularly-issued collections of Australian UFO sighting reports.

UFO Research Queensland

Established in 1956 to receive, research and record sightings. Situated in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

UFO Research Queensland - Sightings Reports

UFO Research Queensland

The UFO Sightings contained in these pages were reported directly to UFO Research Queensland and generally pertain to sightings of anomalous objects in the Queensland and Northern New South Wales region and, to a lesser extent, other areas of Australia and the world.

UFO Roundup Articles: Australia

UFO Roundup / Joseph Trainor

Articles relating to UFOs in Australia from the UFO Roundup archives.

UFO Roundup Articles: Canada

UFO Roundup / Joseph Trainor

Articles relating to UFOs in Canada from the UFO Roundup archives.

UFO Roundup Articles: Russia

UFO Roundup / Joseph Trainor

News and articles relating to UFOs in Russia from the UFO Roundup archives.

UFO Roundup Articles: United Kingdom

UFO Roundup

UFO Roundup is a weekly compilation of UFO related events and stories. This page contains the collection of U.K.-related articles from the UFO Roundup archives.

UFO/Flying Saucer Comic Book Gallery

UFOPOP: Flying Saucers in Popular Culture

A gallery of over 1,000 comic books with covers that display images of UFOs and Flying Saucers.

UFOEvidence.org Case Directory: Triangle Shape

UFO Evidence

Selected cases of triangle-shaped UFOs, including the "large black triangles," as well as other triangular-shaped objects.

UFOPOP: Flying Saucers in Popular Culture

The purpose of this website is to preserve and show how popular culture has depicted UFOs [and especially flying saucers]. The site is intended to preserve and display, for anyone interested in the subject and for students of popular culture, the imagery of UFOs and Flying Saucers presented in popular culture. Features a Gallery of over 1,000 comic books withcovers that display images of UFOs and Flying Saucers.

UFOs in the Press

UFO Evidence

An updated index of UFO-related articles in the local, national and international press.

United States Airforce: The Roswell Report

Wright Air Development Center (U.S. Air Force)

In the mid to late 1990's, the United States Air Force responded to a General Accounting Office inquiry regarding what has become known as the "Roswell Incident" with two reports explaining the Air Force's version of the events.

University of Bologna - Tunguska Research

U. of Bologna, Italy, Department of Physics

A leading mainstream scientific university project that is searching for a (conventional) answer to the Tunguska mystery.

Video clip of Phoenix Lights (CNN) (Apple Quicktime - '.mov' format)

CNN

Brief video clip of one of the videos taken by witnesses of the Phoenix Lights. In Apple Quicktime video format ('.mov' file).

WADC/WADD History - Roswell

US Air Force (Wright Air Development Center)

Some of the evidence presented by the U.S. Air Force in defense of the theory that the aliens were actually anthropomorphic dummies, which came from WADC projects, is described below.

Who's Who In UFOlogy

NICAP

Biographies of some major UFO researchers.

Wilbert Smith: Canada's UFO Pioneer

Presidential UFO / Grant Cameron

Wilbert Smith was the Director of Project Magnet -The Canadian Government UFO Study conducted from (1950-1954).

Wilbert Smith: Canada's UFO Pioneer

Grant Cameron, Presidential UFO

Wilbert Smith - Director, Project Magnet -The Canadian Government UFO Study (1950-1954)

books

Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us Jim MarrsJim Marrs turns his award-winning investigative talents to the enigmas surrounding extraterrestrial life. In Alien Agenda, he offers a comprehensive, shocking explanation that not only confirms the reality of UFOs, but reveals the decades-long disinformation campaign that has kept the truth from us until now. From crop circles to cattle mutilations, from "ancient astronauts" to the Apollo astronauts' reports, from government subterfuge to the compelling evidence provided by army-trained "remote viewers," Alien Agenda synthesizes old findings and new discoveries into an authoritative analysis of how and why aliens manifest themselves in our midst. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Alien Base: The Evidence for Extraterrestrial Colonization of Earth Timothy GoodIn his popular books Above Top Secret, Alien Contact, and Beyond Top Secret, Timothy Good has focused on the worldwide involvement of the intelligence community in UFO research, sightings by witnesses such as military and civilian pilots, and the recovery of alien vehicles. Now this bestselling writer concentrates on reports of actual encounters with extraterrestrial beings, presenting evidence that Earth is actually the base of operations for several alien species. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Alien Conspiracy: Unraveling the UFO/Alien Mystery Chris B. Evans Noted West Virginia ufologist, Chris Evans, reveals his query and analysis of the UFO/Alien mystery in this over five-year writing/research project. He covers the gamut of historic UFO incidents, including the recent and important Andrea Roberts, alien abduction case. Numerous verses from ancient apocryphal scrolls are examined, while contrasting and treating these in light of popular ‘ancient astronaut' and ‘space god theories,' derived from eclectic ancient scrolls. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Alien Contact: The First Fifty Years Jenny RandlesMarking the 50th year after the first reported sighting (1947), this book balances known fact with speculation, and dispassionate reporting with imagination and accepts "official" explanations with a grain of salt. Intriguing, insightful, and sure to generate arguments. One or two cases for each year from 1947-1997 are summarized and illustrated, with insightful commentary from the author. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Alien Contact: Top-Secret UFO Files Revealed Timothy GoodIn his international bestseller Above Top Secret, Good showed evidence that the U.S. and other governments have channeled millions into UFO research. Now, Good exposes the startling results of this research, based on secret government files and scores of interviews with key U.S. millitary, scientific, and intelligence personnel. Photos and illustrations. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Alien Update Timothy GoodCollecting a wealth of recent UFO reports and essays, Good has compiled his findings in this volume. Featuring worldwide UFO data, this informative book includes pieces from Chinese, Russian, European, and South American essayists who share their knowledge and theories. Readers will also find useful listings of UFO organizations, UFO journals and available services. Original. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Beyond Roswell: The Alien Autopsy Film, Area 51, and the U.S. Government Cover-up of UFOs Michael Hesemann, Philip MantleDrawing on top-secret government documents, eyewitness reports, and interviews -- many of which are reproduced verbatim -- the authors piece together, for the first time, the true chronology of events: a first UFO crash near Socorro, New Mexico, in May 1947, in which four aliens were recovered; the autopsy of the first of those aliens in Fort Worth, Texas, which was filmed by an army cameraman (the sensational "alien autopsy" footage that was broadcast in 1995 by Fox Television); and finally, the July 4 crash in Roswell, in which three more badly mangled alien bodies were recovered. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Connecting the Dots: Making Sense of the UFO Phenomenon Paola Leopizzi HarrisInternationally renowned Italian photojournalist Paola Harris has collected 27 fascinating, in-depth, current and informative interviews with the world's most authoritative searchers for extraterrestrial intelligence. Learn about Col. Philip Corso's encounter with ETs. Hear from NASA about the objects that observe the space shuttle. See how the Vatican is preparing us for ET contact. Find out about the evidence on Mars and the paranormal conection. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Cosmic Explorers: Scientific Remote Viewing, Extraterrestrials, and a Message for Mankind Courtney BrownIn his groundbreaking book Cosmic Voyage, Courtney Brown revealed the existence of two extraterrestrial civilizations whose destinies are intertwined with our own. Using a system of subspace surveillance previously exploited by the U.S. military, Cosmic Voyage showed what many have long suspected: we are not alone. . . even here on Earth. Based on unprecedented scientific evidence using Scientific Remote Viewing (SRV), Cosmic Explorers continues the search for extraterrestrial life, and sounds an important warning. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Cosmic Test Tube: Extraterrestrial Contact, Theories and Evidence Randall FitzgeraldThis is a greatly expanded edition of the author's Complete Book of Extraterrestrial Encounters. Fitzgerald, a journalist, provides descriptive summaries of over 150 books on ancient astronauts, UFO contactees/abductees, debunkers and skeptics, and the search for radio signals from space. Publication dates range from 1919 to 1997. Fitzgerald provides introductory context for each of the five topic areas. Books were selected based on their impact on public debate, their contribution to scientific understanding, or their thought-provoking content. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact Jacques ValleeWith his unparalleled knowledge of thousands of close encounters. Vallee — the UFO authority celebrated in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind — constructs an eye-opening, yet ultimately irresistible theory: one that reveals the shocking reality of the ever-present, ever-powerful interdimensional aliens of Earth... and humanity's persistent inability to understand them. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Disclosure Steven M. Greer For the first time ever, over five dozen top-secret military,government, intelligence and corporate witnesses to secret projects tell their true stories which disclose the greatest covert program in world history. This explosive testimony by actual government insiders proves that UFOs are real, that some are of extraterrestrial origin and that super-secret programs have energy and propulsion technologies that will enable humanity to begin a new civilization - a civilization without pollution, without poverty - a civilization capable of traveling among the stars. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Faces of the Visitors: An Illustrated Reference to Alien Contact Kevin D. Randle, Russ EstesIn every corner of the world, over the past century, people have been reporting encounters with a huge array of alien beings -- some tall and human-looking, some hairy and monstrous, some reptilian-looking, and even some that defy conventional description. In Faces of the Visitors,UFO expert Kevin Randle and documentary producer and artist Russ Estes have teamed up to produce an essential reference guide to the most important close encounters, alien contactee cases, abductions, and reported photos of aliens. Each of the over fifty entries is based on actual eyewitness accounts and includes: A detailed drawing of each visitor based on drawings made by (or according to descriptions given by) the people who saw it with their own eyes Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Field Guide to UFOs: A Classification of Various Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Based on Eyewitness Accounts Dennis W. Stacy, Patrick HuygheHere, for the first time, is a comprehensive look at the physical structure of UFOs, a book devoted to identifying and categorizing the dozens of different shapes the UFO phenomenon exhibits globally. From double-ringed to triangle-shaped UFOs, from saucers to cigarshaped craft--and more--this book documents each variant, describes often extraordinary encounters, and even takes the extra step of offering the skeptic's explanation for some of the sightings. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald's Fight for UFO Science Ann DruffelThe authorized biography of Dr. James E. McDonald's research into the UFO phenomenon. McDonald worked in the 1950s and 1960s to raise the UFO issue in the scientific community as a serious problem. This book documents his brave fight for justice and truth, and his untimely and mysterious end. McDonald is a largely forgotten hero in the long and important battle to uncover the truth of the alien presence on Earth. With this landmark work, Ann Druffel places McDonald clearly where he belongs among the great pioneers of UFOlogy Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Forbidden Science: Journals, 1957-1969 Jacques ValleeVallee characterizes the scientific community's lack of attention to UFO research as ``one of the great intellectual failures of this century'' and argues that U.S. government agencies have kept the best UFO data hidden and have shamelessly manipulated the public record. Vallee's journals comprise a fascinating intellectual odyssey that will be enjoyed by anyone interested in open inquiry tempered by rational thought. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
History of UFO Crashes Kevin D. RandleThe renowned co-author of The UFO Crash at Roswell compiles a comprehensive survey of this popular field. Randle uncovers reports of other sightings, stories and documented rumors, and collected witness testimony to other incidents including areas of Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Pennsylvania, over the last five decades. Original. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Invasion Washington: UFOs Over the Capitol Kevin D. RandleOn two consecutive Saturdays in July 1952, the nation's capitol was the site of two of the twentieth century's most remarkable occurrences. Radar picked up what is believed to have been eight alien aircraft racing across the night sky -- traveling at speeds and maneuvering in ways impossible for the era. Despite military coercion, forcing eyewitnesses to change their testimony -- despite the government's suppression of film, photos and official reports -- one fact remains indisputable: they were here. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Open Skies, Closed Minds: For the First Time a Goverment UFO Expert Speaks Out Nick PopeIt's not science fiction. It's science fact. Aircraft are being brought down or disappearing under mysterious circumstances. People are being taken against their will and forced to endure terrifying examinations. Cattle are found butchered and mutilated by lasers. In this chilling exposé of his years spent at the UFO desk of the British Ministry of Defence, Nick Pope opens up his actual government X-files and reveals the uncensored, undeniable facts to support his shattering conclusions... Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception Jacques ValleeThe bestselling trilogy from the world's foremost UFO authority concludes with a powerful and controversial document that separates the facts about extraterrestrial visits from the fabrications. Other titles are Dimensions and Confrontations. (Parapsychology) Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Science of UFO's: An Astronomer Examines the Technology of Alien Spacecraft, how They Travel, and the Aliens Who Pilot Them William R. AlschulerThe Science of UFOs objectively examines reports and claims that have been made about the behavior of purported alien spacecraft and their occupants, evidence of ancient visitations on Earth and other planets, the meaning of species and hybrids in the context of modern genetics, and non-spatial methods of interstellar travel. Current knowledge and theories in physics, biophysics, and space sciences are used in a clear and entertaining way to test and discuss the idea that aliens have arrived on Earth—or at least are maneuvering in our atmosphere—in a manner that defies our current understanding of the universe. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Spaceships of the Visitors: An Illustrated Guide to Alien Spacecraft Kevin D. Randle, Russ EstesIn the last decade, the number of reports of alien spacecraft sightings has skyrocketed. However, the phenomenon of alien encounters is not new. Here, for the first time, two UFO experts, Kevin Randle and Russ Estes, cover the history of UFO sightings, from the ancient to the modern, using research from many different sources, including the Air Force and private UFO groups. Each of the more than one hundred entries is based on actual eyewitness accounts and includes a detailed drawing of each spaceship based on photographs or drawings made by the people who saw it with their own eyes. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Strange Secrets: Real Government Files of the Unknown Nick Redfern, Andy RobertsIn this thoroughly researched compendium of conspiracies and cover-ups, the remarkable findings that have been documented (and supposedly debunked) by the governments of the United States, Great Britain, and the former Soviet Union are finally revealed. For anyone who wants to know the truth -- or the truth behind the truth -- Strange Secrets is the ultimate resource to understanding exactly what the government doesn't want us to know -- and why they want to keep us in the dark. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Swamp Gas Times: My Two Decades on the UFO Beat Patrick Huyghe SWAMP GAS TIMES is a revealing memoir by a journalist who has covered the UFO field for more than twenty years. This honest, behind-the-scenes look at how the media handle UFO stories also examines the dramatic events and major players that have transformed UFO research in the past quarter century. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The Contact Has Begun: The True Story of a Journalist's Encounter with Alien Beings Phillip H. KrapfAccording to the author, alien beings who have been observing the Earth for 1,000 years have decided that the time has come for mankind to be invited into the Intergalactic Federation of Sovereign Planets. In this amazing yet completely true story, former "Los Angeles Times" reporter Phillip H. Krapf tells the story of one person's recruitment as the official chronicler of this event. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Definitive, Illustrated A-Z Guide to All Things Alien Ronald StoryFrom the first-ever recorded incidents of close encounters to the latest, most up-to-date information on worldwide UFOria, this comprehensive A-Z encyclopedic source book features contributions by such leading experts in the field as: Isaac Asimov, Whitley Streiber, Carl Sagan, Erich Von Daniken, Stanton Freedman, ...and many other renowned authorities whose theories and speculations move toward answering the universal question... Are we alone? Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The Hynek UFO Report J. Allen HynekOriginally released in 1977, this just-republished report by the world's foremost authority distills 12,000 "sightings" and 140,000 pages of Project Blue Book "evidence" into a coherent explanation. A U.S. Air Force-sponsored UFO-basher for years, Hynek had completely changed his tune by the late 1960s. Whether you believe in little green men or an official government cover-up policy, The Hynek UFO Report is must reading for your own analysis. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The Mammoth Book of UFOs Lynn PicknettThe Mammoth Book of UFOs provides the ultimate guide to the history and background of the phenomenon, and attempts to interpret the meaning through summaries and true-life accounts about alien abduction, crop circles, and cattle mutilations, as well as through the analysis of the many conspiracy theories that surround UFOs, from alleged Nazi-originated technologies to bizarre CIA plots. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever Richard C. HoaglandIn 1976, NASA sent four Viking spacecraft to Mars to photograph the planet and test for the presence of life. One of the orbiters photographed a mile-long mesa that uncannily resembled a human face. Hoagland takes readers step by step through the NASA images and evidence that a former civilization may have lived on Mars. Photos, maps, and charts. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The Mothman Prophecies John KeelFirst published in 1975, The Mothman Prophecies is a classic in the field of UFO lore, and one of the spiritual ancestors of The X-Files and Men in Black. It recounts a series of reported events that allegedly occurred in West Virginia in 1966, including multiple sightings of a winged creature dubbed "The Mothman." Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The Randle Report: UFOs in the '90s Kevin RandleKevin Randle, a special investigator for the Center for UFO Studies, is considered one of the foremost experts in the field. Evaluating recent examinations of popular current and classic cases such as the alien autopsy footage, the Gulf Breeze UFO photographs, and the Roswell UFO crash, Randle addresses the present state of UFO investigation. With a surprisingly impartial, no-nonsense approach, The Randle Report avoids the popular sensationalism common in today's UFO literature. Randle concludes that the field of UFO studies is evolving, and encourages this change in direction from documentation to investigation. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The UFO Encyclopedia John SpencerCompiled for the world-renowned British UFO Research Association by one of the most respected experts in the field, this extraordinary book is the complete A-to-Z authority on UFOlogy. Using the latest research and findings, the book covers alien abductions, extraterrestrial phenomenon, brilliant hoaxes, and more. 48 pages of photos, 8 in full color. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry J. Allen HynekDr. J. Allen Hynek's "UFO Experience" probably does qualify as the most important study of the UFO phenomenon ever written. Cited by the "New York Review" as "the best brief for visitation", this classic study presents an analysis of UFO reports and concludes that many sightings cannot be easily dismissed. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial Jerome ClarkClark has written the first modern, well-researched and objective encyclopedia of all major UFO sightings since 1947. Each alphabetical entry (Roswell, Lubbock Lights, etc.) is well-written and interesting to read, even if you disagree with Clark's conclusions. With 200 entries in an A-to-Z format, The UFO Book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of its kind. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFO Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence Don BerlinerCompiled here are the most compelling and authenticated UFO cases ever recorded. Fresh from the government's secret files, spanning over a half century of eyewitness testimony, documented sightings, and unexplained phenomena, this groundbreaking compilation presents the chilling evidence that UFOs are real—and that a government cover-up has long suppressed the stunning truth. Complete with excerpts from official transcripts, diagrams, and photos, UFO Briefing Document, funded by Laurance Rockefeller and presented to Congress, contains critical information the public has a right to know....now, before it is too late. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFO Casebook Kevin D. RandleExhaustively researched and thoroughly documented--with newly revealed information buried for years in U.S. government files--The UFO Casebook is the only source tracing UFO history from the first modern sighting to the present day. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon from the Beginning Jerome C. ClarkFirst published in three separate volumes, the UFO Encyclopedia, 2nd edition is now available in a newly revised two-volume edition. The definitive history and reference source on UFOs, the second edition presents 271 updated entries in a single alphabetic sequence. New entries have been added, and coverage for UFO organizations has been updated. Detailed entries cover the cases, the theories, the organizations, the personalities, the government and media responses, the effects on popular culture, the hoaxes, the flying-saucer religious movements, the debunkers, and anything else that is relevant. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFO Evidence: A Thirty Year Report, Vol. 2 Richard H. HallPatterned after the first volume published in 1964, "The UFO Evidence, Volume II" is much anticipated by the research community. The book reports 30 years of UFO sightings since 1964 with related data and descriptive features organized by category. In this report, the sightings are arranged by witness categories. Among the topics discussed are the now strongly established patterns of UFO sightings, the growing evidence worldwide that UFOs represent someone's technology, the history of government sponsored UFO investigations, and political and human responses to UFO sightings. The master chronology is an incredibly complete listing, which also refers the reader to pertinent sections in the book for fuller descriptions. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFO Testament : Anatomy of an Abductee Raymond E. FowlerThis book entails the life of one who has not only become internationally respected as a UFO investigator and author but now as a so-called UFO abductee. Throughout the warp and weft of the author’s UFO and paranormal experiences is the slow but sure realization that he has been investigated since childhood by the very phenomenon he was investigating! Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFO: The Complete Sightings Peter BrookesmithHere, for the first time, is an historical catalog of sightings, presented in an objective style--with neither the passionate claims of the converted nor the skeptical "debunking" that refuses to acknowledge a single shred of evidence. In this comprehensive volume, Peter Brookesmith describes hundreds of UFO reports in chronological order and focuses in detail on the major cases. Each chapter covers a specific area with an analysis of the most intriguing aspects of each period as well as the details of cases in date order. 9" x 13". Color & b&w photos. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFO: The Definitive Guide to Unidentified Flying Objects and Related Phenomena David RitchieThis book brings readers up to date on some of the most recent reports, research and speculation concerning UFOs, including alleged physical evidence of spacecraft and incidents of apparently hostile activity by UFOs, notably in Latin America. There are descriptions of many scientific research projects on the subject and ample coverage of the UFO as a psychological and spiritual phenomenon. Numerous investigations and theories surrounding the UFO controversy are included in this volume, and famous UFO hoaxes are exposed. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941-1973 Richard M. DolanThis book is a unique acheivement in the field of UFO scholarship. This is a thorough historical analysis of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon. Getting past the official pronouncements on the one side, and unprovable assertions on the other, this study gathers together the facts that are known, providing a concise yet comprehensive narrative. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFOs and Ufology: The First 50 Years Paul Devereux, Peter BrookesmithEven though it is half a century since news of flying saucers first made world headlines, we still await any fully recorded, widely observed landing by an alien spacecraft - an event that would surely be the definitive expression of extraterrestrial contact. Those who still look for such an event cover the widest range of our fellow beings - from scientists and journalists to followers of new religions and open skeptics. In this survey, the authors take us on a bizarre 50-year journey that reveals as much about the mysteries of human consciousness as it does about strange things seen in the skies. More and more, the very fabric of ufology seems to be woven from a meeting between the human mind and the mysteries of the cosmos. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors: A UFO Investigator Reports on the Facts, Fables, and Fantasies of the Flying Saucer Conspiracy Raymond E. FowlerA UFO investigator reports on the facts, fables, and fantasies of the flying saucer conspiracy. Exciting, fully documented on-site personal investigations of UFOs. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFOs: The Secret History Michael HesemannThe coauthor of "Beyond Roswell" presents this definitive history of 50 years of UFO research. Using documents, secret files, research reports, and photos, he portrays 50 years of international evidence that may signal the beginning of a new era. 480 photos, 80 in color. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Unconventional Flying Objects: A Scientific Analysis Paul R. HillHere is a book to intrigue both non-technical and more mechanically inclined UFO enthusiasts. Without making a case for the origins of UFOs, Hill argues that their functionality is feasible by applying established principles of physics to existing reports in which an amazingly consistent UFO behavior has been described. In language which is technically sound, but not so advanced that the layman could not understand, Hill works out several possible propulsion systems for these mysterious craft. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Unearthly Disclosure Timothy GoodThe leading authority on UFOs reveals for the first time sensational information provided to him by high level sources who confirm that aliens have established subterranean and submarine bases on Earth and that contact has been made with a select group in the US military and scientific intelligence community. This is a story of alien bases, alien contacts and abductions, genetic mutants, animal mutilations and government paranoia. The most significant evidence has been in Puerto Rico where Timothy Good has focused much of his research. He proves that something truly sensational is happening there. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Unearthly Disclosure: Conflicting Interests in the Control of Extraterrestrial Intelligence Timothy GoodTimothy Good, one of the world’s most respected authorities on the alien phenomenon, reveals for the first time sensational information provided to him by high-level sources, who confirm that contact has been made with a select group in the US military and scientific intelligence community, and furthermore that aliens have established subterranean and submarine bases on Earth. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Visitors from Time: The Secret of the UFOs Marc DavenportNonfiction. A 30-year veteran of UFO research uses numerous examples of close encounters to establish the hypothesis that UFOs use a technology so advanced that they can literally warp the structure of space-time. The most thoroughly documented book available concerning UFOs and time travel. Contains easy-to-understand explanations of the Doppler effect and other scientific concepts. Extensive notes, bibliography, and index. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
Watch the Skies!: A Chronicle of the Flying Saucer Myth Curtis PeeblesWatch the Skies! chronicles the arrival and invasion of the UFO myth in American popular culture. Curtis Peebles recounts in detail the record of sightings, contacts, and abductions over nearly fifty years, among them "The Classics" of 1948, the Invasion of Washington, and the famous "swamp gas" sighting that led to the Condon Report. Drawing on sources ranging from Air Force files to pulp magazines to popular movies such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Peebles shows how mania about UFOs took hold of society in different ways. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...