True Ufo Stories
Antônio Vilas-Boas, a 23-year-old Brazilian farmer, was working late at night, in an attempt to avoid the heat of the day. While ploughing fields, he noticed a bright “red star” in the sky. The star began to grow larger, until it was clear that it was flying towards his position.
Once it was close, Boas realised that it was some sort of egg-shaped craft, with a rotating dome on top. The craft landed in the field he was working in, and Boas moved to escape. He initially attempted to drive away in his tractor, but it died after only a short distance. Running on foot, Boas was grabbed by a short humanoid creature wearing a helmet and coveralls that seemed to bark instead of speak.
Three other beings with coveralls and small, blue eyes dragged Boas into the landed craft. Inside the ship, Boas was stripped naked and covered in an alien gel. Shortly afterwards, he was led through a doorway laden with red symbols that he was later able to reproduce for investigators.
After having blood samples taken, Boas was joined by another humanoid creature, though he claimed that this one was naked, clearly female, and highly attractive. The two engaged in sexual intercourse, and Boas stated that rather than kiss him, she had a tendency to lightly bite his chin. After the encounter, the female creature smiled, rubbed her belly, and pointed upwards, which Boas took to meaning that she’d raise their child in space.
Following this, Boas was given a tour of the craft, but was escorted off after he was caught attempting to take an alien device as proof of the encounter. Boas later became a successful lawyer, and swore that the abduction was true for his entire life.
Country: United States
When it comes to alien abduction stories and UFO sightings, the identity of the person telling the tale is hugely important when it comes to identifying the tale’s validity. Therefore, it was a particularly exceptional case when an Air Force Sergeant named Charles L. Moody publically claimed to have been inside an alien craft.
While observing a meteor shower in Alamogordo desert, New Mexico, Moody saw a circular metal craft floating to the ground only a few hundred metres away. While descending, the craft suddenly began to move towards him. Moody ran to his car, but the vehicle would not start. The UFO was now only around 70 feet away, and Moody could see a human shaped form observing him from a window. After hearing a high-pitched sound, Moody felt numb, then saw the craft fly away.
Shaken by the incident, Moody arrived home after a long drive, but was shocked when he saw that the time was 3AM. He worked out that he could not account for around an hour and a half. In the days following the encounter, Moody began to experience lower back pains, and a rash broke out across his entire body.
Moody tried a form of self-hypnosis in order to remember what had happened during those 90 minutes. After a few weeks, he remembered that two tall beings had approached him while he was numb. Although Moody attempted to fight them off, he fell unconscious.
Moody woke up on a table inside the craft, totally paralysed, and a shorter alien telepathically communicated with him, asking if he would cooperate. Moody agreed, and the paralysis ended. After a short tour of the ship, Moody was told that there was a large mother ship above Earth, and that the beings would return to Earth again in two decades time.
In response to Moody’s claims, Charles McQuiston subjected him to his invention, the Psychological Stress Evaluation. Supposedly able to prove whether or not someone is lying, McQuiston concluded that Moody was being totally truthful about his encounter.
Country: United States
In one of the most famous UFO abduction cases ever, Linda Napolitano claimed to have been abducted from her New York apartment, late in 1989. The case is particularly remarkable thanks to the multiple eye witnesses that were also present during the incident.
The event took place on the 30th November, at about 3AM. Linda herself had almost no recollection of what had happened immediately afterwards, and the details were slowly pieced together by a combination of regressive hypnosis and her memory gradually returning.
It soon emerged that she had been taken by three alien “Grays”, who levitated Napolitano out her apartment window, and into a large, floating ship. The story was backed up by two bodyguards of the senior United Nations statesman Javier Perez de Cuellar, who they claim also witnessed the abduction.
Several other witnesses also came forwards to confirm that they saw the event, event including Jent Kimball, who had a assumed it was a movie scene being filmed. Unfortunately, neither Napolitano or UFO researcher Budd Hopkins, who was heavily involved in the case, could convince statesman Cuellar to officially go public with the story.
Reuters, November 28, 2002
The British government will publish files on reported UFO sightings as part of a shake-up of its laws on freedom of information. Among the documents to be published is the "Rendlesham File," which deals with one of the country's best known sightings of an unidentified flying object. R
The Times (London), 20 November 2002
The so-called Rendlesham File, now available for public inspection, is a fat catalogue of increasingly despairing correspondence between the Ministry of Defence and members of the public after the sighting of unexplained lights in Rendlesham Forest, near the RAF base at Woodbridge, Suffolk, in December 1980. R
Ananova News, 2nd January 2002
Official papers have revealed the Ministry of Defence set up a secret flying saucer working party in the 1950s. The papers show the group involved experts from the Directorate of Scientific Intelligence and the Joint Technical Intelligence Committee. R
Interview with Nick Pope, by Michael Lindemann
From 1991 until 1994, Nick Pope worked the "UFO desk" at Air Secretariat 2-A, British Ministry of Defense. His job was to assess UFO reports for any possible defense significance. What he learned gradually convinced him that at least some UFOs were most certainly technological objects of unknown origin, potentially of great significance to the defense of Great Britain. R
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
Nick Pope details the British Government’s policy and knowledge in relation to UFOs, and examines the evidence for a cover-up.
Nick Pope details the British Government’s policy and knowledge in relation to UFOs, and examines the evidence for a cover-up.
Keith Basterfield, Oct 1997
A collection of abduction and possible abduction cases from Australia and New Zealand.
Compiled by Keith Basterfield
This catalogue brings together many of the (Australian) cases where traces have been placed in a UFO context-even if a UFO was not reported in association with the event.
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 particularly perplexing aspect of the UFO phenomenon is the sub-group of reports concerning effects on motor vehicles. This catalogue is intended to gather together, in summary form, those Australian cases which appear to fall in to the sub-group of interest. The search for cases involved the files of most Australian UFO research groups, books, Journals and magazine articles. However, where ever possible original investigation notes have been located and used.
The legends and lore of the indigenous aborigines also provides material suggestive of interactions with anomalous aerial phenomena. Of course, in speculation about such data, it should be realised that the accounts are of historical and anthropological nature and therefore care should be taken not to interpolate too much into them.
Compiled by Keith Basterfield
This catalogue collects, in one place, summaries of reported observations of UFOs, by aircraft crews, or passengers within or from Australia. It has been prepared by combing the files of Australian UFO research groups, their magazines and Journals.
Bill Chalker (1996)
An in-depth, multipart review of Australian military and government involvement in UFOs.
The physical trace phenomenon is an enduring aspect of the UFO mystery, having manifested for the entire duration of the modern era of the UFO controversy. And like the UFO phenomenon itself, it is global in its extent. This range of events appears to substantiate the contention that UFOs possess a physical dimension.
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
Australia has a rich history of organised interest in the UFO subject. This paper provides an overview and history of Australian ufology.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the UFO phenomenon is the photographic evidence which has been put forward for its existence. Here in Australia we have had a wealth of photographs, films and videos put forward over the years. This catalogue brings together all the instances which have come to my attention, and is drawn from books, magazines, the files of various Australian UFO research organisation and the Spanish Anomaly Foundation.
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.
Bill Chalker, UFOIC (1997)
A selection of early Australian UFO reports has been included here. Most of the early accounts would probably have an explanation if more information was available. A number however seem to defy easy explanation.
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.
A document detailing a project devoted to the preservative of Australian UFO history. This part of a much wider programme.
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
Aleksandr Plaksin is a military geophysicist. He is an interesting individual in Soviet UFO history; he played a prominent role in the secret research conducted by the Soviet military. R
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
Anton A. Anfalov M.S. & Philip Mantle
A chronological, detailed listing of UFO crashes in the former Soviet Union, with brief descriptions of the cases.
'Sightings' TV Program
In April of 1979, Cosmonaut Victor Afanasyev lifted off from Star City to dock with the Soviet Solyut 6 space station. But while en route, something strange happened. Cosmonaut Afanasyev saw an unidentified object turn toward his craft and begin tailing it through space. R
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.
This article contains several different incidents and events related to recent UFO developments in the former Soviet Union. R
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.
Nick Paton Walsh, The Observer newspaper, U.K. - March 23, 2003
Yuri Andropov, the former Soviet leader and long-time head of the KGB, had an acute personal interest in UFOs and ordered a 13-year programme that required every soldier in the military to monitor sightings over Russian territory, according to new revelations. R
Pavel Poluyan, Pravda
The last issues of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda (February 5-12) published a series of five articles under a loud headline “KGB Unveiled UFO Secrets”. These publications are based upon materials of a so-called “blue file” that the KGB once compiled concerning activity of Russian ufologists. However, the newspaper unveiled no secrets at all: the publications mentioned just several instances when UFOs were registered over Soviet military objects. What do these KGB documents testify to? Do extraterrestrials actually exist? Or, is it possible that the truth is more prosaic? Researcher from the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk Pavel Poluyan tells about it. R
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.
Don Berliner, UFO Briefing Document
One of the most interesting cases in the KGB file is a multiple-witness CE-I (Close Encounter of the First Kind) at an army missile base in the district of Kapustin Yar, Astrakhan Region, on the night of July 28-29, 1989. The file is surely incomplete, but still offers an interesting glimpse into the maneuverability of UFOs. R
During his lecture at the International UFO Congress in Laughlin/NV on March 6, 2002, Michael Hesemann presented filmed interviews with four Soviet Cosmonauts and four high-ranking Soviet Generals. After he received numerous request for transcripts, here is the translation of their statements. R
Albert Rosales (source: Local Press, V Suhoveeva's testimony, Lenura Azizova)
During reconstruction work in the city of Kiev that was substantially ruined during World War II, construction workers sifting through the ruin's foundations accidentally stumbled upon an extraordinary object at the location where the Kiev conservatory was located. R
Interview with Major-General Vasily Alexeyev of the Russian Air Force. Space Communications Centre, Moscow, 1997 R
Nikolay Subbotin, Emil Bachurin, RUFORS (Russian UFO Research Station)
On September 16, 1989 in the sky above a port the Zaostrovka, on fringe of Perm, occured something strange. Many inhabitants, open mouthes, watched unprecedented battle. Six strange silvery devices reminding combined together plates, coursed behind seventh more dark. R
Baku Sun - Azerbaijan, Aug. 16 2002
The Aug. 1-2 sighting of UFOs over Baku's oil company district, Bayil, as reported by the opposition daily Musavat raised a few eyebrows ? most of them sarcastically. Did it mean that so- called flying saucers run on petrol as well at anti-matter? According to Fuad Gasimov, academician and head of the Seismological Department of the National Aerospace Agency the often-sighted space craft have bases deep in the Caspian, one off the north part of the Absheron Peninsula, the other in the north sector of the Caspian Sea. R
A country with a particularly exciting number of UFO sightings is Russia, and the territories encompassed by the former Soviet Union. Even in the old communist days there was a suprising wealth of interest in the subject, though the official party line always continued to be dismissive on the matter. R
James Oberg, Space.com, August 8, 2000
In an special report obtained by SPACE.com, two of Russia's leading UFO investigators have summarized the results of the Soviet Union's official 13-year study of UFO reports. They maintain that the Western media claims of "secret KGB files" and "captured aliens" are untrue. R
Alexander Dremin, Pravda, Russia, Jan, 2004
Soviet military encountered many UFOs, maybe for this reason in the end of the 60s a secret laboratory of researching "flying objects" was created in the USSR. R
The following is a transcript from ABC News Prime Time Live,a segment about recently released Soviet KGB UFO files. The date on the original files is October 5, 1995. R
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
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.
The Summer 1994 issue of Flying Saucer Review contains an article entitled "Soviet UFO Secrets", by Bryan Gresh. The article also appeared in the MUFON UFO Journal for October 1993. Brian Gresh is stated as being the Senior Vice-President of Altamira Communications Group and an associate of George Knapp, described as a renowned UFO researcher. The article details information obtained by both men during a 10 day visit to Russia in March 1993. R
The Summer 1994 issue of Flying Saucer Review contains an article entitled "Soviet UFO Secrets", by Bryan Gresh. The article also appeared in the MUFON UFO Journal for October 1993. R
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.
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.
Paul Stonehill, June 2001 Update, Russian Ufology Research Center, Author of The Soviet UFO Files (1988)
Pravda, Russia, 9-16-2002 / Anomalia.ru
Eyewitnesses say that they saw an UFO hovering above the exploded reactor - some people saw a spaceship hovering above the fourth generating unit of the Chernobyl plant. Eyewitnesses say that an UFO was there for six hours and that hundreds of people saw it. R
Only a few insiders know that MIR cosmonauts had several UFO encounters - and reported them frankly on camera. R
Graham W. Birdsall
The following extracts were transcribed from a filmed interview with Valery Uvarov, of Russia's National Security Academy, conducted by Graham W. Birdsall, Editor of the UK-based UFO Magazine. R
Nikolay Subbotin, Pravda
it is generally admitted that the UFO question has been studied for a long time by the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Hydrometeorology Committee, and the Defense Ministry R
Paul Stonehill, X-Project
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 Iwas able to collect some interesting information.