- In the years 1989-90, just after
the Russian UFO wave, Belgium became very well known throughout the world
for its flap of triangle shaped UFOs and other sightings, beginning in
the dutch area of Eupen and eventually touching the entire country.
This wave was a boom for UFO investigative associations like SOBEPS (abbrev/trans
- Society Of Belgian Studies of Celestial Phenomena), which work hand in
hand with the Belgian Army, and which have finally produced a long awaited
book, edited by SOBEPS researchers featuring photos analyzed by the military
authorities which deemed the images authentic. There is also film footage
of the recent craft by a Mr. Alfarano currently being analyzed. However,
many UFOlogists and UFO watchers believe SOBEPS to be "too close"
to the Army to be truly objective and are skeptical of their operations.
Other independent UFO research organizations have emerged from the schism,
including CEEPA (abbrev/trans - European Study Center of Aerial Phenomena)
and UIU (abbrev/trans - Union of Inter UFOlogy), of which I am a member.
- They're Coming Back!
- 2001 has seen a considerable upswing in UFO activity
in Belgium and France, including the elusive black triangles. In mid-october
a young lady reported a strange UFO in the Avioth area of northern France.
She described it as being a very dark, square shaped UFO with four lights,
one at each corner (note: in the now famous January 5, 2000 Illinois Triangle
sighting, the massive object tracked and followed by several police officers
and state troopers across a wide swatch of the state was reported by one
observer to appear perfectly square, "like a floating building, and
just about as tall, maybe three stories high" -- as well as similar
Israeli and South American reports of "square" craft with similar
antigravitic properties and unusual lighting). Further reports of the object
or similar objects came in from Charleroi, Belgium, just across the border.
- In December of this year, however, the
UFO sightings became widely recognized, making the TV news and popular
newspapers, reporting "A new wave is hitting Belgium." One of
the more popular Belgian papers, "La Derniére Heure" (The
Last Hour) on December 19th featured a report about the return of the triangles,
with new reports of blue lighting on the underside of the craft, as well
as orange and yellow. Belgian TV produced extensive coverage of the new
UFO flap, interviewing two young men in Namur, not far from Charleroi,
who reported a very close encounter with a silver, cylindrical shaped UFO.
Triangles are being reported with varying lighting structures; red, green
and blue lights, as well as UFOs that are orange in color.
- Many of the Belgian UFO organizations believe the triangles
and other craft to be US military related considering the presence of SHAPE
(Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe), part of the NATO military
construct in the theatre. So close to the intense battle zones of Kosovo
a few years ago, and now Afghanistan as well as other recent regional troubles,
the flaps seem to center around the french-belgian border, and even craft
similar to the "Adamski" style flying saucer have been reported
in the area (which has been the case even for decades). But these current
triangle craft are extremely swift, utterly silent, almost magical in their
maneuvers and often very close to the ground and residential roof tops
-- they are, as called, "Belgian Phantoms."
- Several close friends who have had the massive ships
drift over their homes have challenged the military authorities on talk
radio programs to overfly their homes without making the windows rattle
like the black triangles have, if these are truly 'conventional aircraft'
being mistaken for something altogether more fantastic. They don't, of
course, because they can't. The stealth and other craft used by US military
in Europe, during the war in Kosovo, and now Afghanistan, are clearly not
the same craft at all.
- Brussels has been well visited by UFOs recently, and
that's where my personal sightings have come from, making me a true believer.
A massive UFO show occurred here (the same time Mr. Alfarano shot his footage).
The UFO I saw was quite massive (the only other possibility considering
its size would have to be a Zeppelin), silver in color, sending out strange
green orbs almost like a laser show. Oddly enough, on this same day, people
reported the peculiar square shaped UFO as well, some even stopping their
cars along the roadside to watch. (Speculation: Could the "square"
UFOs be two triangles together?)
- I will be informing the Jeff Rense website about the
current UFO activity here in Belgium as it unfolds.
- Note: 'The Last Hour' newspaper is apparently subscription
based and a copy of the report could not be obtained through their website
at http://www.dhnet.be, though we are attempting to get a translated version.
We wish to thank Dieter Bosh, a member of UIU, for his excellent reporting
and willingness to share what information he has on the Belgian UFO flap
of 2001...and 2002! - ed
Black Triangle video in mpeg format can be seen at
-- AREA -X
We requested a translated copy
of the article presented in the Belgian newspaper "The Last Hour"
of December 19, 2001 and Patrick Moncelet, an independent UFO researcher, kindly translated the piece along with some personal observations.
- "UFOs Seen In The Hainault Skies, Just
Like In 1989"
- The "Centre Europeen d'Etudes des Phenomenes Aeriens"
(Quevy) is looking for witnesses.
- HAINAULT - Whatever happened
on the 6, 9, 10 and 15 december in the Hainault skies? Several recent accounts
concern unidentified observations in the Mouscron's sky and along the french
border between 22 p.m. and 4.30 a.m. Those observations recall the belgian
flap between 1989 and 1991. The "European Study Center of Aerial Phenomena"
(= CEEPA) based in Quevy-le grand, the equivalent of the SOBEPS, is currently
- Christian Daubioul, the Center's president, says that
several witnesses have seen one or several large triangles of a dark color,
absolutely motionless and silent. One of these witnesses is a policeman
from Mouscron, living in the Blommes district, about 400 m away from the
- "My first observation was on thursday , 6 december.
Parking my car in the garage, I noticed something unusual happening in
the sky. Then I saw two triangles, one on the east side, the other on the
west. On the three corners of the triangles were blue lights... I observed
them with my bare eyes, and with binoculars. I also call my spouse to see
- He still has this to add:
- "On sunday, 9 December, I saw again the two
triangles. They were in the exact same spot, apart from the fact that one
of them was higher than the other. Then I went back to bed. Around 7.30
a.m., only one of the triangles remained in the sky. But since then, I
never saw them again".
- Let it be known that this witness saw an identical phenomena
in the sky twelve years ago, at about the same time of the year (that was
on the 24 of december). He even went to report his observation with the
- A lady living in the border district of Mont-a-Leux observed
a similar phenomena on 15 December at about 6.40 a.m., just before sunrise.
- Totally absorbed by the show behind her window, she saw
an imposing mass sliding above her street, before disappearing from her
field of vision.
- Christian Daubioul thinks that these cases deserve attention,
however he has no clear explanation: "One may think, given the actual
war with Afghanistan, that these could be drones under testing... Many
things are happening at the military level. But we are still looking for
an explanation. Up to now, only the satellite re-entry hypothesis has been
- For information, CEEPA is looking for additional witnesses,
please call :
0497- 74 49 10.
- CEEPA e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To be consulted:
- F. Sch. and N.D. (= the two authors of this report).
- This article comes from the website http://www.dhnet.be
- Comments from Patrick Moncelet...
- * A long study has been made of those mysterious "TriangleUFOs"
by the belgian Airforce in cooperation with the Sobeps, but nothing
definitive has come out of it, public opinion in Western Europe is still
divided between the UFO angle, and secret military planes.
- * As a ufologist with 40 years experience, it is my opinion
that the triangular UFOs cannot be secret military drones or planes, for
various reasons, the most obvious being the fact that such secret projects would
not be allowed to fly over populated areas of Belgium (or other countries
as well), where they could easily be spied upon and at the mercy of a failure
and a subsequent crash. Also one must not forget the unusual performances
shown by these triangles, like total silence even at very low altitudes,
hovering for long periods, etc. Clearly there is something else at stake
than simple secret planes, even the dirigible theory had to be discontinued.
- * It is a fact that most of triangles cases happen over
Belgium territory, and there does not seem to be any explanation to this
The best to you, to Jeff and to your extraordinary place on the Web,
- Patrick Moncelet / Kota Kinabalu.
- Translated Article & CEEPA