- February 25, 1942 - US Military Fires On UFO Over
- Known as the Battle of Los Angeles, the details
of this remarkable UFO encounter are such that Rense.com has produced extensive
reporting on the subject for over 3 years, as more and more evidence and
information come in from researchers and those enthralled with the event.
Caught in a drove of search lights, the distinctly saucer shaped craft,
and apparently unphased by circumstances, sustains anti-aircraft batteries
2,000 rounds of 12 pound, high explosive shells without effect. Six persons
as a result of the shelling.
- To read about the astounding 'Battle of LA,' see the
- Battle of Los Angeles
The LA Black-Out, 1942 - Battle of LA
Secret US Army Doc on Battle of LA
Further Analysis Of LA Photo
- February 1948 - A Classic American 40's UFO Encounter
- The following is an account described in the Circleville
Herald March 1957 about his sighting which is considered a very historical
event by ufologists.
- After keeping his own story within his circle of friends
and relatives for several years 'because nobody in those days seemed ot
consider flying saucers anything but jokes', Stevenson revealed full details
of his experience to the Herald in 1952. That was the year of the big wave
of UFO sightings, including Washington, D.C. overflights in July. Bruce's
story led to widespread discussion here on the subject of 'saucers', and
also attracted a fair amount of good natured kidding.
- He felt so deeply on the subject that he still offered
to "...swear on the Bible that I saw what I say I did." He felt
this way: "They can believe whatever they want to believe, and I know
what I saw on my farm that night."
- "That night" happened to be a bitterly cold
one in February 1948. Glancing out a window while taking a drink of water
about 2 a.m., Stevenson noted a bright glow all over the vicinity of his
farm buildings and hurried outside expecting to find them afire. Instead,
he relates, he saw a large "flying saucer" gliding very slowly
over the vicinity of his hog house and tool barn. "It was so close
to the roof of the tool house that I was afraid it was going to knock off
the forge flue." Stevenson said. "From where I watched it, it
moved without a sound along the roof of the tool house. I'd say I was only
about 100 feet from it. The moon was very bright and the ground was covered
with snow, making it seem all the brighter." Standing in the Herald's
front office one day recalling his memorable night, Stevenson said it seemed
as though the 'saucer' was only about as far away as the balcony on the
Elk's building directly accross Court St.
- Stevenson has told his story many times over since he
first unfolded it for the public in the Herald. He says he remembers very
- (a) the strange disc maintained its very slow speed and
low altitude until it faded from sight far off to the farmer's left, while
he stood in frank amazement, too startled in the brief interval to run
and awaken other members of the household.
- (b) the dazzling orange-amber glow which originally attracted
his attention was suddenly reduced to a dull amber glow inside the dome
of the saucer just a moment after he came outside and began watching the
- (c) the whole object was shaped much like a broad dinner
plate turned upside down, with a deep sauce dish or cup - also inverted
- as its dome.
- (d) the dome was of something that looked like plexiglass
and the broad edge - which was pretty wide - was of shiny silver, blinking
or flashing all around the edge as though a silent propeller or something
- (e) the diameter of the base of the saucer looked about
60 feet, the silver edge about 12 feet wide, and the dome about eight feet,
rising pretty steep from the shiny silver part.
- (f) the position of the saucer did not permit a view
of the under-section.
- (g) a wide silvery brim section had little holes of some
kind along the edge.
- (h) and lastly, how within a mile or two of the Stevenson
farm, there have been apparently authentic reports or saucers or strange
lights in the sky at least twice since Stevenson had the experience "I'll
never forget as long as I live".
- February 13, 1948 - UFO Crash, Recovered Bodies &
- "Three radar units tracked
a falling UFO. Secretary of State George C. Marshall requested a search
party be dispatched from Camp Hale in Colorado. A helicopter team found
a crashed 30-foot disc 12 miles northeast of Aztec, New Mexico and recovered
2-12 badly burned humanoids. The disc is stored in Hangar 18 at Wright-Patterson
AFB near Dayton, Ohio." This report was confirmed by ex-CIA agent
Virgil Armstrong as authentic. Interviews with Armstrong on the subject
can be found in several UFO documentaries. Much of the information about
this case is sketchy, at best, including the precise date, though all sources
seem to agree on 1948. Armstrong is well known for his statements that
US intelligence had determined that Hitler possessed flying saucer technology
as well as working saucers for warfare, some equipt with laser weaponry.
Had the war continued, allied forces might have encountered these advanced
weapons systems and probably met defeat by the Nazis. It remains uncertain
just how much saucer technology was gleaned from the 'brain drain' of Nazi
scientists by the US during and after the war.
- February 18, 1950 - Saucer Crash
- In Copenhagen, Denmark, farmer Christian Sandersen and
his wife claimed to have seen two flying saucers over their farmhouse.
One saucer stayed airborne while the other landed and disintegrated into
thousands of brightly glowing sparks. Little more is known about this particular
( A History of UFO Crashes by Kevin D. Randle.)
- February 18, 1952
- At 6:45 a.m., just before sunup on February 18, 1952,
a photographer named C. E. Redman was driving through Albuquerque, N. Mex.
on his way to photograph a wedding. Stopped for a traffic light, he noticed
two bright things in the sky. "They were hovering above Tijeras Canyon...
The one to the north was on its edge. The other was lying horizontally.
They were bright, bluish white... It was probably the most astonishing
thing I've ever seen. Those things were soundless. They were not jets or
vapor trails. I've seen hundreds of jets and vapor trails." Redman
was questioned later the same day by a LIFE reporter and a prominent scientist,
working together. From his testimony, and from the lay of the land, it
was estimated that the disks were 20 miles away and four miles in the air,
and that they had a diameter of about 136 feet.
- Another witness saw the same objects Redman saw, and
at the same time, but from the other side of town. W. S. Morris, a retired
master sergeant of the Air Force who is now a newsdealer in Albuquerque,
was out to drop off his morning papers when he saw two strange objects
over Tijeras Canyon. "I watched them for 12 minutes. They were a blinding
silver, long and thin, gleaming all over. They hovered, one kind of above
the other to the right. They seemed brighter than the sun, which wasn't
yet over the Sandia mountains. It just touched their bottoms and they glowed
red. They didn't flutter or move. They just hung there. It must have been
20 miles away. Then they just suddenly dropped down behind the mountain,
and the upper one tilted so that I could see its profile. It looked like
a bell pepper-with a bump on top, that is."
- February 1961 - Cosmonauts Transmit Mysterious Message
- The Soviet Union launched a seven day
orbital mission with two cosmonauts, one man and one woman. On February
24, the mission went awry when their space capsule began to malfunction,
losing lights and air. Later, during their attempts to repair their craft,
a curious conversation was recorded. "I'll take it and hold it with
my right hand. Look out the peephole! I have it!," the female cosmonaut
said. The male replied, "There is something! If we do not get out
the world will never know about this!" The pair were never heard from
again. (Due to Russian secrecy about early space flights, it is virtually
impossible to pin down who the two Cosmonauts were, but one was likely
Gennady Mikhailov; the other might have been V Zavadovskiy.
- CORRECTION: Adamski died APRIL 23 or 24th
- February 26, 1965 - George Adamski, Godfather Of Saucer
- George Adamski is a name synonimous with
P.T. Barnum in the world of UFOlogy, though there still remain true-believers
of his wild tales of Venusian scout ships and contacts with golden haired,
human-looking, peaceful space brothers. Adamski authored several popular
books on UFOs and his personal experiences, including Inside The Spaceships,
Flying Saucers Have Landed and Flying Saucers Farewell. George
was never lacking a following of UFOnatics who often followed him into
the desert on trips to meet and greet the aliens and see the saucers first
hand. Most of the outings were really just elaborate sales meetings for
promoting Adamski's materials or hearing him speak. On several occasions,
George took shockingly clear photographs of the Venusian 'scout ships,'
as well as strange looking images of what he called a mother ship surrounded
by illuminated discs. Toward the end of his life, he produced color film
footage of the scout ships, which many regard as ridiculous looking, poorly
- The scout ship is very likely part of a chicken-brooder
or perhaps even a little known patented anti-gravity device developed by
Thomas Townsend Brown, Agnew H. Bahnson and James F. King, who teamed up
to produce electrokinetic levitation. However, there is some evidence that
the engineers had already seen Adamski's craft images in a book from 1954
by Leonard G. Cramp titled Space, Gravity and the Flying Saucer,
which contained several technical drawings of Adamski's scout ship.
- UFO CENSORSHIP
Originally we had a photo of the Adamski "Scout
Ship" here, side by side with a device for comparison. Only that device
image is now present. Glenn S. Steckling - Director G.A.F. International
/ George Adamski Foundation notified us that we had no right to use the
image and disapproved of the viewpoints expressed here regarding Mr. Adamski.
No matter what side of the issue one falls on the question of Adamski being
a genuine contactee or his photos being real, it should be realized that
groups like the GAF don't want you to think for yourself. They don't want
any opinion but theirs reflected. You're not allowed to scrutinize the
"scout ship" for yourself. They deny the use of the image to
those who do not agree with their position on Adamski. This is not credible
or decent UFOlogy. When certain groups or people don't want you to be able
to think for yourself, judge for yourself, something is seriously wrong.
What is expressed here is an opinion. One can accept or reject it. But
censorship is revolting and only serves to show that someone has something
to hide. Skeptical inquiry is the key to decent, rational UFOlogical research
- So, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Bill Hamilton,
a well known UFO researcher, contends that Bahnson had extensive correspondence
with Adamski, and so modeled his anti-gravity device after Adamski's 'scout
ship.' But that's not the end of the controversy by any means. Adamski
will likely forever be considered a legitimate UFO contactee and his photos
real by tens of thousands who want to believe, and so it is with much of
UFOlogy when strong personalities become more important than the issue
or the evidences.
- Townsend/Brown photos: wayback machine --
- February (March?) 16/17, 1967 - Air Force Conducts
UFO Photo Analysis
- A photograph analysis of a UFO was ordered by Wright
Patterson AFB. The result is unconclusive due to lack of precision in the
data (distances not certain). No evidence of hoaxing was found. The photographs
have been published in black in and white without gray levels in this publicly
released document, so it is impossible to see anything valuable**. Photo analysis was provided
by the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC).
- Nevertheless, this document proves that US military authorities
were investigating UFOs as late as 1967.
- ** UPDATE: 2-16-04 - Photo Located
And Further Info ...
According to http://www.temporaldoorway.com/ufo/analysis/mountclemens/
article on what appears to be the same UFO case, this photo appears with
the following caption:
This fake photo was taken by Air Force investigator Maj. Raymond
Nyls in March 1967 in an attempt to duplicate a photo taken by brothers
Grant and Dan Jaroslaw of Harrison Twp. The UFO is actually a block of
wood hanging by a string from a children's swing set.
Additionally, the following facts come to light that...
- * AF Major Nyls went to the site and re-enacted the photos
to try to triangulate the object for William Powers of Northwestern University.
- * Powers found that the intersecting lines of sight for
the photos did not meet over the lake, and they could have met in the vertical
plane of the swing set frame (there was a noticeable discrepancy, however,
indicating that the measurements may have been incorrect). If this interpretation
were correct, the model was 3.5" in diameter and could have swung
as little as 8" in the wind to account for the measurement results.
- * Nyls made a 3.5" model to duplicate the object
shown in the photos and photographed it in the same location, hanging from
a translucent fishing line. The line did not show and Hynek stated that
this threw significant doubt on the photos.
- * The boys, on the insistence of their father, submitted
to a polygraph test. They were very nervous, and the examiner stated that
"I could not clear them".
The Jaroslaw Brothers - March, 1967 Photo
"We showed our mother the photos and pretended
they were real. But before we knew it, while we were in another room, she
had called the Newspaper. Dan and I for some reason decided to let the
paper have a story. We made it up as the reporter asked his questions.
And said the helicopter was with the U.F.O. Also, we just didn't think
the story would become as big as it did."
From the material released from the CIA via the Freedom of Information
act, the following images were taken; unfortunately, they were photocopied,
so there is little detail. However, the diagram shows the craft shape from
one of the photos, and this photo has been seen on the net before.
| Update: These images are now recognized to be photocopies
of photos of, or by, Major Nyls in an attempt to recreate the Jaroslaw
UFO photo hoax and included in the official investigation by the USAF and
- In February 1967, Brig. Gen. Edward Giller, USAF contacted
Arthur C. Lundahl, Director of CIA's National Photographic Interpretation
Center (NPIC), and proposed an informal liaison through which NPIC could
provide the Condon Committee with technical advice and services in examining
photographs of alleged UFOs. Lundahl and DDI R. Jack Smith approved the
arrangement as a way of "preserving a window" on the new effort.
They wanted the CIA and NPIC to maintain a low profile, however, and to
take no part in writing any conclusions for the committee. No work done
for the committee by NPIC was to be formally acknowledged.
- Ratchford next requested that Condon and his committee
be allowed to visit NPIC to discuss the technical aspects of the problem
and to view the special equipment NPIC had for photoanalysis. On 20 February
1967, Condon and four members of his committee visited NPIC. Lundahl emphasized
to the group that any NPIC work to assist the committee must not be identified
as CIA work. Moreover, work performed by NPIC would be strictly of a technical
nature. After receiving these guidelines, the group heard a series of briefings
on the services and equipment not available elsewhere that CIA had used
in its analysis of some UFO photography furnished by Ratchford. Condon
and his committee were impressed.
- Condon and the same group met again in May 1967 at NPIC
to hear an analysis of UFO photographs taken at Zanesville, Ohio. The analysis
debunked that sighting. The committee was again impressed with the technical
work performed, and Condon remarked that for the first time a scientific
analysis of a UFO would stand up to investigation. The group also discussed
the committee's plans to call on US citizens for additional photographs
and to issue guidelines for taking useful UFO photographs. In addition,
CIA officials agreed that the Condon Committee could release the full Durant
report with only minor deletions.
- February 1974 - French Minister Of Defense Reveals
- "I must say that if listeners could see for themselves
the mass of reports coming in from the airborne gendarmerie, from the mobile
gendarmerie, and from the gendarmerie charged with the job of conducting
investigations, all of which reports are forwarded by us to the National
Center for Space Studies, then they would see that it is all pretty disturbing."
- M. Robert Galley, French Minister of Defense, interviewed
on radio by Jean-Claude Bourret, February 21, 1974.
- February 1977 - Multiple Witnesses of UK UFOs
- Broad Haven, UK was the scene of a UFO flap during the
late 1970's. There were several reported sightings; the most widely publicised
was the strange visitation to a field near to Broad Haven Primary School
in February 1977.
- 14 primary children witnessed a silvery yellow cigar
shaped UFO, and a few also witnessed a humanoid figure in a silver suit.
Following this report there were adult witnesses to a dome shaped UFO in
the same vicinity. There were several more sightings over the following
months, which levelled off considerably after 1977.
- February 4, 1978 - Saucer Photographed In Miki-Cho,
- At 3:00pm on February 4, 1978, Mr. Hirobumi
Matsushita was taking snapshots with a friend when they noticed a shiny
golden metallic colored object flying high above them in the clear blue
sky. There were no clouds and a slight breeze was blowing, but not enough
to raise debris that high in the air. The object seemed to be moving purposefully,
obviously under intelligent control. Mr. Matsushita adjusted his camera
and took several pictures of the strange object before it disappeared.
- http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/3111/ufocases.htm )
- February 19, 1996 - Daylight Saucer Photographed In
- Karagol near Izmir, Turkey. Two young
amateur mountaineers, Cem Arat and Mehmet Safak, both 20 at that time,
were hiking at the Yamanlar Mountain Peak near Karagol. They had finished
school and expected to go to the army soon, so they had taken a camera
to take each other's picture as a memoir of that good old days. All of
a sudden a UFO appeared and was floating in the air, making no sound; they
were so astonished that they didn't know what to do first. "We have
never seen anything like that before", they told Michael Hesemann,
when he interviewed them on the Istanbul international UFO Congress in
December 2001, "it was definitely nothing built on Earth. It could
hover on the spot and increase to tremendous speed, shot up and down, rotated
around its axis, all very fast and completely soundless." Eventually
they remembered their camera and shot some pictures, before the object
disappeared in a blink of an eye. The sighting lasted for about two minutes.
In the following days and weeks the two youngsters returned again and again
to the site, hoping that they would see the object again.
- (Sources: http://www.ufoevidence.org/Photographs/Photo22.htm
- February 2000 - Strangely Shaped UFO Photographed
- Stinson Lake, proximate to a U.S. army training area,
may be an alien or government UFO base, or a focus of investigation or
travel by aliens, one reason being possible mining as the area is rich
in precious minerals. A Mirror ship was photographed directing a beam of
light at the hillside. Two questions that come to mind are: What was it?
And Why was it at an army operations area?
- I was given a photo last night of an object above the
snow covered evergreens in the soupy late afternoon February sky of 2000
at Stinson Lake. It is not a painted object such as blue underneath and
white on top, or black, or part metal and paint...
- It is like a mirror reflecting the milky white sky above
and the forest below color for color, tone for tone, hue for hue with intensity
above surrounding fields at nearest equator and diminishing below surrounding
fields (slightly faded at outer or left and right edges) undeniably displaying
a round or roundish shape.
- There are no wings and no engines noise according to
the photographer. There is a shadow outlining its shape in a clearing below
it and the same shadow is on the underside reflection. There's more.
- After closely examining the object utilizing digital
enhancement techniques, globes are seen underneath with hints of green
and white lights, a possible dome on top which almost completely blends
in with the sky and globular energy field where there are color shifts
in the pixel spectrum where there are no added colors but a reorganization
of existing colors suggesting a mirage effect also seen with the Mexico
videos. The shifted field forms a perfect globe around the object exactly
touching is outer edge no matter the attitude of the craft.
- Sitting back a little from a 600% enlargement on the
monitor screen, a field 'net' effect is obvious. The field appears webbed
like a fish net formed into a globe and transparent white. Further, there
is evidence of a beam of light pointing at a dark round spot also in a
clearing on a nearby hill.
- Above the object is a mushroom shape distortion similar
to the globular energy field but larger, which raises the question of the
portal of origin or a second ship. It was so sudden, the photographer never
had any indication of what was about to transpire as he shot landscape
photographs in the otherwise peaceful environs around him.
- The photographer happened to be at the site near where
the U.S. Army has historically conducted paratrooper and other training.
The Army's conventional presence may well have been replaced by something
extremely advanced. But the sightings have not diminished in that remote
and tranquil location unlikely to be stumbled upon by any tourist.
- Copyright J. Foss 2001 All Rights Reserved
- February 2003 - Wisconsin - Disc With Lights Photographed
- My son and I were visiting a friend of mine in Weyauwega.
I am reluctant to reveal the exact location out of concern for my friend's
privacy as well as my own. However the general location is just North of
Main street on the East side of 110 and South of the train tracks. My boy
was sledding in the snow and I was taking pictures.
- It was in the evening and was starting to get dark pretty
quickly. My son pointed up to the sky and we noticed some lights coming
in from what I believe is the south west. At that point I just pointed
the camera up and took the shots. The object really gave me the impression
of a balloon - except for the lights. They seemed to cycle all different
patterns. The object passed almost directly overhead (picture 1) and then
headed south towards the train tracks (picture 2). As the object passed
I could make out more of a disk shape than a balloon shape. I just remember
my son asking me over and over what it was and I didn't have a clue.
- (Sources: http://www.ufoevidence.org/Photographs/Photo9.htm