"The nations of the world
will have to unite, for the next war will be an interplanetary war.
The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against
attack by people from other planets."
-- General Douglas MacArthur -1955
(From Above Top Secret
by Timothy Good)
November 1896 - Lights and Airships
- "When the mysterious light first appeared it was
seen moving rapidly from the northeast and heading in a southwesterly direction.
As it neared the southern boundary of the city of Sacramento it turned
directly toward the west and after passing the city went south, being distinctly
visible for upward of 20 minutes."
- -From the San Francisco Call, Nov 26, 1896--This light
was observed by many prominent individuals including Deputy Secretary of
State George A. McCalvy, District Attorney Frank D. Ryan, and E. D. McCabe,
the governor's personal secretary.
- November 26, 1896 - Early
- "[The Airship] looked like a great black cigar with
a fishlike tail....The body was at least 100 feet long and attached to
it was a triangular tail, one apex being attached to the main body. The
surface of the airship looked as if it were made of aluminum, which exposure
to wind and weather had turned dark....The airship went at tremendous speed.
As it neared Lorin it turned quickly and disappeared in the direction of
San Francisco. At half past 8 we saw it again, when it took about the same
direction and disapeared."
- -From a description by electrician Case Gilson who allegedly
observed the airship with three other men. Reported in the Oakland Tribune,
Dec 1, 1896
- November 21, 1950
- "The matter is the most highly classified subject
in the United States government, rating higher even than the H-bomb. Flying
saucers exist. Their modus operandi is unknown but concentrated effort
is being made by a small group headed by Doctor Vannevar Bush."
in a Top Secret Canadian government memorandum, 21 November 1950
quoted in 'Above Top Secret'
- November 3, 1954 - Flying Saucer Seen In Strange Maneuvers
Maroc-Presse reported that
one of its employees, Mr. E., driver of a delivery truck, "a man of
sane judgment and excellent eyesight," observed an object flying over
the Beth River.
- "I am positive it was not an aircraft or any
known machine but a circular, flat craft which had the appearance of copper.
It flew normally for some time, then it suddenly flipped over. Therefore,
I was able to see the whole disk and was amazed when it came down into
a field where it landed on edge, very gently. Almost immediately it rose
into the sky at great speed, resumed its horizontal position and was soon
lost to sight."
- The Jacques Vallée "Magonia" UFO landings
- November 14, 1954 - UFOs Disable Certain Engines/Electronics
- For quite some time, no diesel engines had been affected
whatsoever, but only those operating by internal combustion. For example,
a UFO passed over two tractors in Forli, Italy, on November 14, 1954, one
tractor with a diesel engine, the other with an internal combustion engine.
The engine of the diesel tractor continued to operate, but the other tractor's
engine stopped and could not be started until the UFO had vanished (4).
There are other cases, particularly in the United States, where diesel
trucks' engines were not affected by a UFO, but their headlights or radios
ceased to function. Since at least 1974, though, this dichotomy has not
remained intact. On March 21 of that year, a diesel truck in Spain was
totally disabled in the presence of a UFO (5). This case and others that
probably exist are perhaps another indication that the UFO phenomenon varies
- (Source: http://www.100megsfree4.com/farshores/ufotran2.htm
- November 25, 1956 - Flying Discs On Radar/ Horses
- At 4:30 a.m. near Hot Springs, South Dakota a USAF fighter
jet from the 54th Fighter Squadron made three passes at a brilliantly lit
UFO that was bobbing up and down. On the third pass the UFO was picked
up on radar by the 740th ACW squadron. East of Pierre, South Dakota on
highway 34, two police officers sight a UFO that plays a game of cat-and-mouse
tag with their patrol car. At around 7 p.m. on the same day Mary Whelan
was walking a colt on her farm in Reading, Minnesota when it was spooked
by six disc-shaped objects that flew over in a semi-circle. Others horses
were also frightened when these UFOs made 5-6 more passes in formation
following the same maneuver. The discs gave off a green light as they flew
past. (from -- Minneapolis Star, November 28, 1956; Leonard Stringfield,
CRIFO Newsletter, January 1957, p. 2; Jay Rath, The M-Files: True Reports
of Minnesota's Unexplained Phenomena, p. 47).
- November 1964 - Ann Arbor Michigan UFO Photo
- On a chilly November night in
1964, I was taking time exposure pictures of the infrequently clear skies
over Ann Arbor, Michigan. When the 35mm slides were developed, I was initially
disappointed to have not captured any meteors or satellites for my school
- What did appear on the intriguing image was an apparent
formation of UFO's! Needless to say, the science project changed from meteors
to unidentified flying objects...a line of inquiry that fascinates me to
this very day.
Thanks to Bill Stanley for permission to reprint his photo, ©1999
- (Source: for complete analysis, see http://www.stanleysound.com/ufo.html
- November 9, 1965 - Major US East Coast Power Outage
New York State as well as portions of six neighboring states
and eastern Canada were plunged in to darkness for several hours.
- Besides the loss of power, the blackout triggered sensors
that placed the Mt. Weather facility (to house the president in time of
nuclear attack) on red alert.
- There were also a number of reports of anomalous lights,
and speculation that the blackout may have been the related to UFO activity
in some way.
(Source: for full report see,
November 2, 1971 - UFO Leaves Physical Evidence For Kansas
- A very credible UFO encounter occurred in Delphos, Kansas
in 1971. Sixteen year old Ron Johnson, along with his dog, was tending
the family sheep when his attention was suddenly drawn to a mushroom-shaped
UFO appearing in the night sky. It would be on November 2 that Ron would
encounter this craft, which was covered with multicolored lights across
it's metallic surface. Incredibly the UFO was only about 75 feet from him,
and it hovered only a few feet above the ground. Ron estimated the craft's
diameter at 6-8 feet.
- Stunned by what he was looking at, he tried to get a
closer look, but the brilliant luminance of the craft did not allow him
to make out any additional details. Unlike many other UFO reports, Ron
described the craft as making a loud sound, "like an old washing machine
which vibrates." The glow of the object's bottom increased as it began
to shoot up into the sky. Ron would later state that he was temporarily
blinded by the brightness of the craft as it ascended. After he regained
his sight and composure, he ran back to the family house to alert the others.
The bright glow was now high in the sky, as it began to vanish from sight
- Three family members came running around the side of
the house to get a glimpse of the unusual phenomena. They arrived at the
location, and were shocked to see a glowing ring in the ground, right below
where the craft had hovered. Family members would later relate that the
ground around the glow. "felt strange, like a slick crust, as if the
soil was crystallized." Ron's mother's fingers went numb, like she
had been given a local anesthetic. Seeing nothing else of the craft, the
family finally settled down for the night.
- When dawn broke the next day, the family immediately
returned to the sight of the glowing ring, and to their surprise, it was
still there! The inside and outside of the ring were damp from a rain shower,
but the ring itself was amazingly dry. The ring had a crusty appearance,
as though the rain had simply ran off, leaving it bone dry. Slightly over
a month later, after a snow fall, the white ice had melted both inside
and outside of the ring, but the ring itself maintained the snow drift.
Investigators experimented with the ring by removing snow from a section
of it, and pouring water on the exposed part. The soil would not allow
the water to pass through.
- Further experimentation showed the ground under the ring
to be dry to a depth of one foot. The ring itself was composed of a whitish
substance, which was sent to a laboratory for analysis. The findings were
as follows: [it was resolved into fibers which] were vegetal in nature
and belonged to an organism of the order of Actinomycetales, which is an
intermediate organism between bacteria and fungus... family actiniomycete,
genus Nocardia... [and is] often found together with a fungus of the order
Basidomycetes, which may flouresce under certain conditions... one possible
interpretation is that high energy stimulation triggered the spectacular
growth of the Nocardia and of an existing fungus, and caused the latter
to flouresce. The experience of Ron Johnson is still considered as one
of the best documented "ground trace" UFO cases of the past century,
and is considered "unexplained."
- (Source: http://www.ufocasebook.com/Kansas.html
- November 9, 1974 - Pennsylvania UFO Crash?
- A glowing object fell into a small lake outside town.
Three teenagers saw it fall at 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday. They observed a
yellow-white glow under the water that shifted to a point 25 feet offshore.
The boys were kept in a police car for three hours while a number of vehicles
with floodlights and cranes removed a disc-shaped object and put it into
- The following Monday, a railroad lantern and battery
were recovered from the lake and officials called the whole thing a hoax.
Hoax? Or cover story?
(Source: http://www.chez.com/lesovnis/htm/carbond74.htm )
- November 5, 1975 - The Travis Walton Abduction: Real
- On November 5, 1975, a 22 year old logger by the name of Travis
Walton was allegedly abducted by a UFO near Snowflake, Arizona. Witnessed
by six companions, his experience is possibly the most unique and controversial
alien abduction tale in the short history of the phenomenon. Now, some
seventeen years later, Paramount Pictures has brought this incredible story
to the silver screen. On March 12, 1993, Fire in the Sky opened
in theaters across the country. Scripted by Tracy Torme', who also wrote
last year's CBS miniseries on alien abductions, Intruders, the movie is
loosely based on Walton's book, aptly named _The Walton Experience_. "Loosely"
because Torme' has significantly altered the portrayal of Walton's experience
on the UFO from what Walton himself described, because Torme' has created
a fictional UFO investigating organization to replace the real group involved,
and because Torme' combined several real individuals into "composites,"
all for the sake of literary license. However, after examining the full
evidence of the case, he may be forgiven these fictionalizations -- for
how can one be too critical of fictionalizing a work of fiction? Philip
J. Klass, chairman of CSICOP's UFO Subcommittee (which also includes such
noted skeptics as Robert Sheaffer and James Oberg), investigated the Walton
case immediately after it occurred. As detailed in his book _UFOs: The
Public Deceived_ (Prometheus, 1983), in the months following Walton's disappearance,
Klass found significant evidence of "gross deception."
- (Source: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/6583/abduct068.html
November 1976 - UFO Photographed At Sea
Herwang, Indonesia. By 2:00pm, engineer Tony Hartono had taken a series
of photographs of an off-shore oil rig that his employer ARCO was building.
He was shooting from a launch.
- With his last exposure, his took this photo as he looked
at the ocean. The object appeared a yellowish color as it approached quite
near to him after his last photo was snapped.
- November 13, 1976 - Strange Encounter With Pink Eyed
- In 1976, Joyce Bowles, 42, and Edwin Pratt, 58, were
driving near Winchester, England to pick up the woman's son and girlfriend
from a farm at 8:50 p.m. when they notice an orange glow in the sky. They
turned down a narrow lane and immediately their car began to "shudder
and shake as though it were coming to pieces." The car was pulled
diagonally off the road. When the car came to rest they saw a glowing,
orange, 15-foot-long cigar-shaped object about 5 yards in front of their
car, hovering 12-18 inches from the ground. They were both badly frightened
and the driver turned off the engine.
- The UFO appeared to have jets beneath it from which a
vapor was issuing. In the top left portion of the craft was a window, through
which they could see the heads of three men. A 6' tall man with a slim
build, wearing a silvery suit, emerged by passing through the side of the
object. He had long blonde hair, a dark beard, and his skin was pale. Just
as he approached the woman noticed a "whistling noise." Reaching
the car, the man bent over, placed one hand on the roof, and looked inside.
His eyes were pink "like an albino rabbit," and were so penetrating
that when the woman looked away she could still see spots of light as an
after-effect. She also felt that the man transmitted some kind of influence
that caused them to remain calm. The being stood at the side of the car
for 2 minutes, then moved away to the rear of the vehicle. He did not reappear,
and when they again looked forward the UFO had disappeared.
- (Sources: Leslie Harris, FSR, February 1977 (Vol. 22,
No. 5), p. 3.
- http://www.ufocat.com/on_this_day/November14.html )
- November 10, 1977 - Several UK UFO/Alien Experiences
On Same Day
- ONE family claimed to have been abducted by visitors
from outer space while travelling through North Wales on November 10, 1977.
On the same night an elderly man from Llandudno had been frightened by
unusual beams of light in the sky above the Great Orme. The family were
driving near the village of Llandernog, Denbighshire. They saw a purple
triangular craft which then swallowed up their car. The purple object seemed
to vanish. The family had lost several hours but could remember nothing
about what had taken place during that time.
- Meanwhile, another man driving along the Llandernog road
that night claimed he saw a spaceship as big as a football pitch with hundreds
of bright lights emanating from it. The man whose family were abducted
was reportedly instructed by the RAF not to speak publicly about what had
happened to him.
- November 27, 1978 - Astronaut Gordon Cooper Testifies
To UFO Encounter
- "Several days in a row we sighted groups of metallic,
saucer-shaped vehicles at great altitudes over the base [Germany, 1951]
and we tried to get close to them, but they were able to change direction
faster than our fighters. I do believe UFOs exist and that the truly unexplained
ones are from some other technically advanced civilization."
-Gordon Cooper, former USAF pilot and
United Nations UFO debate, 27 November 1978
quoted in 'Above Top Secret'
- November 1984-86 - Soviet "Blue Book" UFO
- One of the documents from the "Blue Folder"
describes a UFO encounter that happened in 1984 in Turkestan Military District.
Anti-aircraft defense system near the city of Astrakhan "notched up"
the object that flew along the Caspian Sea coast at an altitude of 2000
meters above sea level and was heading to the frontier. It did not respond
to the interrogations. Its shape resembled a sphere. Two fighters were
scrambled, but all the attempts to shoot the UFO down failed.
- Moreover, when the object was fired at, it descended
down to one hundred meters above the ground to an altitude that made further
firing by the fighters impossible. It is necessary to mention that despite
the firing, the speed of the UFO did not change. During the flight the
object passed above several military unit locations, and this made it possible
to take photographs.
- When the UFO approached the town of Krasnovodsk, a helicopter
was scrambled to make an attempt to shoot the intruder down, but the UFO
quickly climbed and hovered at the altitude that was inaccessible for the
helicopter. After the pilots had spent all their ammunition the helicopter
descended for landing, whereas the UFO sharply changed its course and headed
toward the open sea. Soon after, the object disappeared from sight and
was lost by radars.
- Disk comes out of object
- In 1985 a radar station under Captain L. Valuev in the
Krasnovodsk region registered an unknown object at an altitude of 20,000
meters. Its dimension was about 1000 meters! The object did not move, but
after some time a small disc having a diameter of approximately five meters
flew out of the large object. This smaller disc-shaped UFO landed at the
- Patrol-boats of Kaspian flotilla rushed to the landing
place of the UFO, but when they approached it at a distance about 100 meters,
the UFO took off and flew away for about a kilometre. Patrol-boats approached
the UFO again, and it again flew away from them. The situation was repeated
five times! Finally the object went up with tremendous speed. Its mark
on the radar screen coincided with the mark of the mother craft, and then
the large UFO went off into Space.
- Another "Blue Folder" report reads: "On
the 25th of November, 1986, at 12:50 Moscow time civil flight control service
as well as the military department of that service in the airport of Magadan
(a city in Eastern Siberia) discovered an unidentified target. At that
time the aeroplane ÀÍ-12 No 11421 was approaching the target
at the altitude of 7200 meters. The captain of the plane was warned by
traffic control service about the situation.
- "When the plane and UFO passed clear of each other
the object turned right in the direction toward Shelekhov bay and raised
its speed to 900-1000 kilometres per hour. The growth of UFO speed continued
and at 13:00 it achieved 3000 kilometres per hour. Retaining this speed,
the object moved away to the shore of Kamchatka, and at a distance of 150
kilometres from the coastline it disappeared from radar screens."
- (Source: http://www.mufon.com/znews_kgb.html )
- November 1987 - The Controversial Gulf Breeze UFO
- Ed Walters, a resident of Gulf
Breeze, Florida and building contractor, photographed in excess of 40 extremely
clear and convincing "flying saucers" over the course of several
years, but the greatest concentration of images between Nov-Dec of '87.
Though examined by photographic experts and said not to be fakes, there
still remains considerable controversy over Ed's photos. Many believe Ed
used a simple reflection technique to create his UFOs. A plastic model
was discovered by a teenager, Tommy Smith (who also claims he helped Ed
fake the photos) hidden in the attic of Walters' home that closely resemble
the strange, "tub like" space craft in his pictures. This was
later disputed as being untrue and claims were made that the model was
planted to discredit Walters. In Ed's book he even had a rather staged
photo of himself shaking his fist at the looming UFO which hovered outside
his patio window, suggesting he was plagued by the ships to the point that
such a photo could have been taken. When Walter's images first came out,
many people noticed that they all had a strange ghost-like qualilty to
them, possibly indicating either superimposure or the image was in some
way reflected onto glass. Quite a number of skeptics reproduced Ed's results
almost exactly using the reflection technique. Nonetheless, experts such
as Bruce Maccabbe called them authentic and even co-authored a book with
Walters. As a UFO case, it simply remains unresolved. Walter's went on
to capture the same UFO on video several times and sticks to his story
to this day. One thing is for certain, the Gulf Breeze area has been, off
and on, a hotbed of UFO activity witnessed by countless others, though
no one else has ever photographed "Ed's" particular UFO to date;
and yet, Ed's got a scrap album packed with the one UFO type. Ed Walters
is the approximate American equivalent of Billy Meier, minus the tomes
of transmitted 'knowledge' from the happy space brethren.
For the pros and cons of the Walter's case:
- * An Introduction to the Gulf Breeze Sightings as Reported &
Photographed by Ed Walters
* Marc Curtis & Others - 'It's a Fake'
- November 29, 1989 - Belgian 'Black Triangle' UFO Wave
- A low flying, utterly silent
black triangle sporting bright lights at its end points and one orange
beacon in the center slowly cruised through the night skies over Belgium,
and was tracked from Leige to the border of the Netherlands and then into
Germany. The large number of eye witnesses along with this incredible photograph
serve to authenticate a remarkable UFO event, and one by which all other
such black triangle events have been measured. The wave of UFOs and black
triangles over this region of Europe continued well into the 1990s and
then after a brief lull resurfaced again in 2001 following almost identical
courses. In 1990 F-16's attempted an intercept...
- Two F-16s were ordered to intercept and identify this
phenomena, and one of the jet's radars locked the object in. It appeared
as a small diamond on the pilot's screen. The pilot reported that only
a few seconds after locking on the target, the object began to pick up
speed, quickly moving out of radar range. An hour long chase ensued, during
which time the F-16s picked up the strange craft's signal two additional
times, only to see it fade from view. The triangular craft seemed to be
playing a cat and mouse game, and finally was lost in the night lights
of Brussels. The pilots of the fighters reported that the UFO had made
maneuvers at speeds beyond the capability of their technology, and once
the radar showed the craft almost instantly drop from 10,000 to 500 feet
in 5 seconds!
For information on the 2001-2002 return of the
Black Triangles over Belgium, see
with personal reports from Dieter Bosh exclusively for Rense.com.
- November 24, 1993 - UFO Crash?
- The incident happened just after 07:00pm on the night
of November 24, according to John Ford, chairman of the Long Island U.F.O.
Network, who said that it has taken his group six months to do a thorough
investigation. It was just recently, though, that his group was able to
acquire the video and the photos. "We knew that something crashed
into the park that night and we have, bit by bit," said Ford, "been
able to finally put the picture together."
- Several motorists who were traveling along Sunrise Highway
that night, according to Ford, contacted his organization and described
what they thought was a plane that was going down into the park. And many
local residents whose homes border Southaven report that they heard loud
rumbling sounds and saw strange lights.
- "Eyewitness accounts have confirmed that a fire
was reported immediately after," noted Ford. "In addition, the
roads around the park were blocked off to travel by county and park police.
The next day, and for a few days after, the park was closed to the public."
- One local resident who lives near the park said that
for a five to six day period after the incident, his house experienced
numerous power surges and the phone would ring strangely without anyone
on the other end. "I ride horses in the park so I'm pretty familiar
with the activities there," said the 45- year-old man who requested
anonymity because of the sensitive nature of his job ("they would
fire me if they thought I believed in flying saucers"). "For
the next few days there were a lot of military helicopters going over the
park --- and I couldn't get in."
- Records show that Southaven Park was closed between November
25 and 28. According to park officials, the park was closed to the general
public that week because it was reserved for duck hunting.
- Although some of the area fire departments were initially
called, they were turned back and the fire was handled by the federally
controlled Brookhaven National Laboratory Fire Department, said Ford.
- Ford's group finally gained admittance into the park
a week later. "We found an area that was burned out and some trees
were bent over," Ford recalled. "A section looked like it had
been plowed over by machinery." But two things were of particular
interest to Ford. "We were getting a higher than normal radiation
reading in the area, higher than regular background radiation, and the
fence line in that area," said Ford, "had no magnetic reading."
Ford explained that metal fences maintain a magnetic charge from the Earth.
- "Something had stripped away the magnetic charge
of the fence."
- Ford later received what he had been waiting and hoping
for: a video film of the crash. "I can't say where I got it from because
these people who supplied the tape are afraid that the government will
go after them." Because of the poor quality of the tape, Ford has
been working with video specialists to try and enhance the quality of the
picture and to produce stills.
- The video, a copy of which was given to South Shore Press,
shows people examining a bright reddish, metallic-type object about four-square
feet that appears to be emitting a white, cloudy gas, and a hissing sound
can be heard --- a sight and sound that resembles dry ice that has been
exposed to warmer temperatures. The next shot shows what appears to be
a person trying to lift up a body near a tree, but the poor quality of
the film makes positive identification impossible. In a final scene, three
uniformed men (wearing dark jackets and rounded caps similar to federal
swat teams) are seen placing a large shiny spread (similar to mylar) over
something on the ground. Ford makes no apologies for the poor quality of
the video: "Things are happening fast and the guy who took the shots
doesn't want to be too obvious." And he confesses that it is hard
to get people to come forward and admit what they've seen. "One of
the major problems in researching UFOs is that people are afraid of sounding
like lunatics when describing strange, unexplained events." But an
even greater fear, notes Ford, is the government. "You get involved
with things that the government doesn't want people to know and they can
make life pretty tough for you."
- What are Ford's conclusions about the Southaven incident?
"We are still very actively investigating this event. We believe that
an extraterrestrial craft, with aliens, crashed that night in the park,
and we are out to prove it."
- (Source http://www.chez.com/lesovnis/htm/southaven93.htm
- November 1, 2002 - Soyeuz Debris? UFO Break-up? Meteor
- Several Pilots witness UFO apparently shattering
into pieces or possibly destroying a meteor before impact on Earth
- REPORT 4:
- TO FLIGHT SAFETY DEPARTMENT ,
- On November 1, 2002, we took
off from Antalya at 05.29 for AYT-DRS flight. As we were climbing up to
24.000 feet, at 22.000 feet and 20-30 nm from Afyon, just before dawn,
in the direction of 10 o'clock, we spotted a mass of light moving from
West due East. Originally, we couldn't understand what it was. As we were
watching its movements we thought that it might be an asteroid. But then,
taking our previous observation into account, we thought that a shooting
asteroid would dissolve in atmosphere in 1-2 seconds. As time passed, we
noticed that the movement of this mass of light was quite slower and the
mass was too enormous to be an asteroid. It flew away in a straight direction
of West-East in a minute.
- When it got closer to 12 o'clock, we realized that it's
quite unlikely for this thing to be an asteroid. From the reddish colour
emerging from it, we thought that it might be an airplane in some state
of emergency or even about to crash . When it came to the position 12 o'clock,
we saw a mass of red light in front of it, small light formations stretching
back behind it and one more blinking light on its rear edge as if it were
the beacon of an airplane. This thing was definitely not an airplane or
an asteroid. It was something like glowing light formations moving together
in a bigger mass of light. When it came to 1-2 o'clock position, the mass
of light disappeared and the small bright formations moved away. Then they
dissolved casting lights. In 5 minutes we saw the trail the object left
behind and were able to take picture of it with a digital camera.
- My personal view is that this was certainly not an asteroid.
Considering what I've observed in the direction of 12 o'clock I can say
that they were unidentified bright objects and formations flying together.
- Bulent Demirturk,
- Pilot, First Officer
(Source: For complete report, see http://www.siriusufo.org/engnews/haber.htm