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According to multiple surveys over the last several decades and from different countries: 5-7% of people have seen a UFO, and 10-15% know someone who has seen a UFO.

At least several hundred thousand (estimated) UFO sightings have been documented over the last 50 years, and the total number of UFO sightings is estimated to be in the millions. At least several thousand sightings are reported each year. Only a small percentage of those who see a UFO report the sighting.

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1975 - long beach, California, United States

Huge flying object over Long Beach

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2015 Feb - twin falls, Idaho, United States

Crashed in back yard. Video link

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April, 14, - Dayton , Minnesota, United States

I really didn't see the object I was taking pictures of the sky and I look at the picture and that's when I could see the object.

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February, 12, 2012 - Chino Hills, California, United States

Encounter with an Extraterrestrial in my bedroom.

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BLUE BOOK LIES

Much less innocent was the LIE told by Secretary of the US Air Force, Donald Quarles, on October 25, 1955, as quoted in an official press release about a large study concerning UFOs. “On the basis of this study, we believe that no objects such as those popularly described as flying saucers have overflown the United States. I feel certain that even the Unknown 3% could have been explained as conventional phenomena or illusions if more complete observational data had been obtained.” That the two supposedly factual statements (3% Unknowns, incomplete observation data), are bald faced LIES is easily demonstrated by this table where the data are compiled from “the study” whose title was NOT given in the press release (Project Blue Book Special Report No. 14,” Ref.

 

5) and which was not distributed, though the press release got very wide coverage.

Categorization of UFO Sightings Reports
In Blue Book Special Report # 14

DESIGNATION NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Balloon 450 14.0
Astronomical 817 25.5
Aircraft 642 20.1
Miscellaneous 257 8.0
Psychological Manifestations 48 1.5
Insufficient Information 298 9.3
UNKNOWN 689 21.5
TOTAL 3201 100.0


Note that the UNKNOWNS, rather than making up 3% of the 3201 sightings investigated, comprised 21.5% and that there was a completely separate category “INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION.” The definitions are as follows:

UNKNOWN — This designation in the identification code was assigned to those reports of sightings wherein the description of the object and its maneuvers could not be fitted to the pattern of any known object or phenomenon.

INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION — The identification category was assigned to a report when upon final consideration there was some essential item of information missing…. It is emphasized that this category was not used as a convenient way to dispose of what might be called poor unknowns.”

Here is the quality distribution of the same 3201 sightings. Note especially that the better the quality of the sighting the MORE likely to be listed as an UNKNOWN. A statistical comparison between UNKNOWNS and KNOWNS showed that the probability that the UNKNOWNS were just missed KNOWNS was less than 1%.

QUALITY DISTRIBUTION OF UFO REPORTS
In Blue Book Special Report # 14

Sightings No. % Unknowns % Insufficient Info %
EXCELLENT 308 9.6 108 35.1 12 3.9
Good 1070 33.4 282 26.4 33 3.1
Doubtful 1298 40.5 203 15.6 150 11.6
Poor 525 16.4 96 18.3 103 19.6

 

It should further be noted that the press release not only didn’t mention the title (surely some reporter would have asked what happened to the other thirteen reports) but did not mention who did the work, namely Battelle Memorial Institute (a very highly respected Research and Development Organization) in Columbus, Ohio. Apparently the press never asked about either the title or the organization. Amazingly, the three-page summary that was released with the press release gave none of the information in the more than 240 charts, tables, graphs and maps that are in the report. Here was a Cosmic Watergate totally ignored by the media

Another typical Government UFO LIE was uttered by Dr. Donald Menzel, a professor of Astronomy at Harvard. However, I had discovered in his papers at the Harvard Archives after receiving the required permission from three different people to view them, that he had a TOP SECRET Ultra clearance with the CIA and a very long history of work for the National Security Agency, the CIA, and many other companies. He said in Physics Today “All the non-explained sightings are from poor observers.” Menzel was earning his pay as a member of Majestic 12.

I should also point out that subsequent annual USAF Project Blue Book Press releases consistently LIED by using a sneaky tactic of not including those cases still under investigation at the end of the year in their annual tabulation and by suddenly deciding that any one-witness UNKNOWN would have to be dumped in the Insufficient Information category, no matter how competent the witness. Obviously sightings that are still under investigation at the end of the year are more likely to be Unexplainable than those quickly identified. Testimony from one witness has been used to provide the death penalty for a convicted murderer. When the numbers are put back in the tabulations, again the percentage of UNKNOWNS was around 20%. Anybody searching for a cancer cure would be delighted if 20% of the drugs being tested actually did much more good than harm. Anybody with cancer would probably be satisfied if one drug worked.

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immins, Ontario, DAILY PRESS, 29 July 1952, page 1

More "Flying Saucers" Are Watched By Many

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Police and military observers and hundreds of civilians reported seeing three "flying saucer" objects over south central Indiana between midnight and dawn yesterday.

State police at Indianapolis, Seymour and Connersville posts, and army and air force observers at Camp Atterbury said they watched the objects for several hours.


Sudbury, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 27 September 1954, page 6

Blue Rain, Flying Disc In Kirkland District

KIRKLAND LAKE (CP) - A provincial police constable patrolling Highway 11 at Ramore, 25 miles north of here, said he saw an elliptical object Friday night, flying at 1,000 feet and emitting an intense white light.

Constable Florian Grabowski said it was moving slowly northward over the railroad tracks.

"Suddenly, as I was stopping the car to get out and see if I could hear any sound, it disintegrated in a shower of light particles which fell over the tracks."

At about the same time, blue rain fell in Kirkland Lake. William Martin said he noticed large blue drops on his window during a heavy rain. In 15 minutes, they faded gradually and finally became clear, he said.


North Bay, Ontario, DAILY NUGGET, 1 November 1958, Page 1

Saw Flying Saucer, 4 OPP Officers Say

WALKERTON, Ont. (CP) - Four provincial policemen of the Walkerton detachment reported seeing a flying saucer from two different points in Bruce County early Friday.

The four officers made notes of their observations and were in constant contact by police radio.

They calculated the object hovered about three miles northeast of Paisley at a height of about 3,500 feet. From their observation points 20 miles apart.

The predominent color, Constable Edward Johnston said, was white, but it constantly changed to other shades, and at times looked as though there were four lights coming from it.


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 29 April 1964, page 1

Mysterious Flying Object Prompts Probe by Expert

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) - An astronomer from the Dearborn Observatory at Northwestern University was here today to examine the secluded hill where a Socorro policeman reported seeing a mysterious, egg-shaped flying object.

Dr. J. Allen Hynek was sent to New Mexico after a rash of reports that unidentified flying objects had been seen in the state.

Policeman Lonnie Zamora said the object he saw Friday was brilliant white. He said there was a red marking on it like an upside down V with three lines across the top, through the middle and at the bottom. He said that from a distance there appeared to be two figures in white coveralls outside the object. It flew off with a roar when he approached, he said.

Since Zamora's experience at least six reports have been made to authorities including one from a youth who said he fired several shots at something about 100 feet in the air near Moriarty.


North Bay, Ontario, NUGGET, 15 April 1966, Page 5

UFO sighting confirmed by OPP constable

OWEN SOUND (CP) - An unidentified flying object with blinking red, green and white lights was seen in the sky over Parry Sound Thursday night by at least two persons, one a provincial police constable.

Mrs. George Labben saw the object through binoculars and called the police. The constable also reported sighting the object.


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 18 April 1966, page 15

U.S. Police Officials Follow Flying Object; 'Somebody Controls It'

RAVENA, Ohio (AP) - "We were closer, closer than I ever want to be again," said a deputy sheriff who chased an unidentified flying object from Ohio into Pennsylvania.

Hundreds of persons in both states reported seeing the "brilliant and shiny" object early Sunday morning.

Police Chief Gerald Buchert of Mantua, about eight miles north of Ravena, said he took a picture of the object from his front yard but the air force told him not to release it.

Buchert said it looked like "two table saucers put together."

Dale Spaur, Portage County deputy sheriff, said he and his partner, W. L. Neff, "were close" to the object in separate cars and chased it 86 miles for 90 minutes, from near Ravena to Conway, Pa., near Pittsburgh.

Spaur said he clocked it at speeds up to 103 miles an hour. From the ground Spaur said it looked like the head of a flashlight, about 40 feet wide and 18 feet high.

Spaur said the lines of the object were distinct. "Somebody had control over it," he said. "It wasn't just floating around. It can manoeuvre."

The deputy said the chase slowed down near Rochester, Pa., when the cars "got tangled up in a mess of bridges . . . but when I came out from under the bridge it came down and waited for us, just as though it knew these two cars were following it."

"I know nobody's going to believe it, but it's true," he said.

Spaur said the only sound coming from the object was a steady, faint humming, like an electric transformer. Near Conway, Pa., Spaur said the object began hovering and "was going for altitude, straight up."

He said the object disappeared after he and others went to a police station to telephone air force officials.

The federal aviation agency's air traffic control centres at Oberlin and Pittsburgh said they spotted no unknown objects on their radar.


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 1 March 1967, page 1

Police Chief Reports UFO Over Stryker

BLIND RIVER - An object, bearing red and green lights and shining "brilliant white," hung "like a star over the treetops," of Stryker Township near here Tuesday night.

It was seen by Mrs. J. D. McLean of Stryker, Hernson Alan and son-in-law James Collins who is police chief of Blind River.

Mrs. McLean said she watched spellbound as the object hovered motionless near her home. She phoned McLean and Collins who rushed to the scene, and who both observed the phenomenon. McLean rushed in his car to get a closer look but the object moved away.

Later Collins received a telephone call from Sault Ste. Marie which reported the unidentified object had been sighted over the Soo city hall shortly after its appearance at Blind River.


Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 1 March 1967, Page 37

Police Sight UFOs

GRAND HAVEN (UPI) - It isn't often that sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are confirmed by police officials. But Tuesday night, most of the reports were made by police in Southwestern Michigan.

Ottawa County Sheriff Bernard Grysen and five of his deputies were among more than one dozen persons reporting reddish-orange objects in the dark, but clear sky over Ottawa County along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Grysen was reluctant to discuss his sighting because of the publicity surrounding many of the sightings made in Michigan in recent months.

"I've heard so many kooks talk about them, I don't like to say much about it," he said.

But he did describe a reddish-orange object that hovered low over Lake Michigan a short distance from his cottage. He said it moved quickly from side to side before disappearing.

Police officials in three counties bordering Ottawa County, Allegan, Muskegon and Kent, said they had received no UFO sighting reports. One deputy in Muskegon County said he had watched an "exceptionally bright star" for several minutes but added there was movement and no color.

Ottawa Deputy Dave Heerspink reported sighting the object, or objects, at three different times at three different spots in the county Tuesday night.

"It looked like a cluster of lights with the centre intensely bright and the outer edges reddish in color," Heerspink said. "It seemed to be kind of oval shaped, more or less."

Heerspink said he was listening on his two-way radio when the first report came in from other deputies.

"I heard them asking if other cars saw it," he said, "and then I spotted my first one of the night."

The deputy said he came in to the station to pick up a pair of binoculars after making his first sighting and then spotted a second one with the binoculars. Heerspink said he saw a plane go by and the object he was looking at "was definitely not a plane."

Heerspink said he had never spotted a UFO before Tuesday night and had always wondered just what people were reporting.

"Maybe someone else knows more about these things. If they do, maybe they can explain it," he said. "At least now I know what other people have been talking about."


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 25 September 1967, page 1

OPP Officer Chases 'Strange White Light'

WHITBY, Ont. (CP) - A provincial police officer today reported seeing a "strange white light" and chasing it for several miles along the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway.

Five officers of the Whitby division said they saw the light which appeared to be about 450 feet above the highway.

The officer said he followed the light for several miles before it suddenly stopped, then sped away at "terrific speed," disappearing over Lake Ontario.


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 6 February 1969, page 3

UFO Said Sighted in Noelville District By Policeman, Mason Twp. Couple

"There was definitely something up there. I wish I could say there wasn't, but I did see something," said Cons. D. G. White of the Noelville detachment provincial police of a UFO reported last night in Mason Township.

He received what he thought at first was just a crank call while at home eating dinner last night. Two Mason township residents, Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Chartrand, had apparently been watching an unidentified object in the sky for about 20 minutes before they worked up the nerve to call police, and White decided that if there was something there it might be worth seeing.

'HOVERING'

"It was just unusual, that's all I can say. I can't tell you what it was." He said that by the time he arrived at the scene, just south of Noelville on Highway 69, the object appeared to be hovering over trees a mile south of the Chartrand home.

According to White, the Chartrands had first seen the object when an orange glow from it reflected off the snow in their fields. It appeared to be half-way between the house and the trees when they first saw it, he reported.

"It was a little larger than a star, and you could tell that it wasn't by the color. It was first orange, then turned a silver grey, and then back to orange. It was disappearing over the horizon or behind the trees when I last saw it. It was there for about three minutes."

BELL-SHAPED

He said that with the naked eye, it was impossible to tell the shape of the object. White observed it through binoculars and said that it was roughly bell-shaped.

"It was not moving fast, like a plane or a shooting star," White said.

He said he could not tell how far away the object was, or how large it was. He said there was no noise from it, and that it appeared to be moving in a southwesterly direction.

REFLECTION

He said that when the Chartrands first noticed it, it was high in the air, and they noticed its reflection in the snow. He could not determine whether it had passed over the house or whether it was dropping behind the horizon or hovering behind the trees.

White said he called the Canadian Forces Base at Falconbridge. "The man who took the message made no comment on the sighting, and I didn't press the matter. I don't know if they have anything or not."


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 7 February 1969, page 3

Just Another UFO Report, Says Falconbridge Official

The unidentified object observed in the sky over Mason Township Wednesday night is just one of many similar sightings, according to officials at Canadian Forces Base, Falconbridge.

"It was essentially the same as many of the other sightings reported," said Chief Warrant Officer H. W. Grant. "We don't bother much with them. We have orders to take the information and pass it on to the National Research Council in Ottawa."

He added that because of the automatic nature of the equipment at Falconbridge, it would be very unlikely that an operator would have noticed the object if it did appear on the screen.

TO COMPUTER

He said that all data from the Falconbridge station goes directly to North Bay and a computer which picks out any suspicious objects. "The scopes are only used to check the equipment," Grant said.

There was apparently a rash of sightings at one time in the past, and reported sightings have become a common thing for the men at the radar station. Grant said that it is unlikely that the computer had picked up anything suspicious, since it is programmed to pick up planes flying southwards. "It may have kicked out something about this because it didn't fit any programmed pattern," Grant said, but he noted that he had heard nothing about such an occurrence.

The sighting Wednesday night was made first by Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Chartrand, of Noelville, who saw the reflection of the object in the snow on their field.

Cons. D. G. White, of the OPP, went to the scene expecting a crank call, and instead observed the object through binoculars for three to four minutes as it slowly sank behind trees on the horizon.

He said that it was bell-shaped and was first orange, turning a silver grey and then, back to orange again.


North Bay, Ontario, NUGGET, 7 February 1969, Page 9

OPP sees UFO

SUDBURY (CP) - Constable D. G. White of the provincial police detachment at nearby Noelville said Thursday he saw an unidentified flying object Wednesday night after receiving a call from two Mason township residents. "There was definitely something up there," he said. He said an orange-glowing object, which hovered above trees near Highway 69, was not moving fast like a plane or shooting star.


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 14 July 1969, page 19

'Just a Light', UFO Is Reported Near Pembroke

PEMBROKE (CP) - Two police constables and several other persons reported sighting an unidentified flying object near here early Saturday.

"It was just like a large star . . . no body, no form, just a light about 1,500 feet in the sky," said Constable Jack McKay of the Pembroke OPP detachment.

The object was described as a "cylindrical-shaped brilliant light in the sky over Petawawa," a town 10 miles north of Pembroke. Constable McKay, his patrol partner Constable Grant Chaplin, and several others, including three military policemen at the nearby Canadian forces base, reported seeing the phenomenon at about 5 a.m. Saturday.

The Canadian forces radar station at North Bay reported Sunday it is checking the incident.


Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, DAILY STAR, 22 October 1974, Page 2

RCMP Saw Three UFOs over Rockies

TURNER VALLEY, Alta. (CP) - A blazing, white Unidentified Flying Object roaring like a jet aircraft, has been reported hovering near a farmhouse near Priddis, 10 miles west of Calgary, an RCMP officer says.

An officer of the RCMP Turner Valley detachment, said he went to the scene, Saturday, and saw three mysterious objects flit about above the Rocky Mountains.

The officer said in a statement, this week, that "the object is described as being 60 feet in diameter and 25 feet high, giving off a very white light as it hovered about 100 feet from the ground."

Constable Dave Grundy said the UFO was first reported at 2:30 a.m., Oct. 13, by a woman living on a farm near Priddis. The woman did not want her name released.

SEES OBJECTS

Constable Grundy said he went to the scene when the object was again reported last Saturday, at 2:50 a.m. - and this time, he saw it too.

"It was oblong with a crown and windows on the crown giving off a clear light. It was close enough, they (the woman and her children) could compare it in size to their house. Inside was a white, white light. It sounded like a jet engine without the whine. After about two minutes, it took off to the north, then west, very fast, they said."

The constable said that by the time he arrived, the object had flown off to the west, watched by the woman and her children through a telescope. Looking through the telescope, the officer said he saw "three objects jumping around all over the place, in the west, above the Rockies."

"They appeared to be diamond-shaped," the constable said. "That was quite an experience...I saw what I saw."


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 1 November 1975, page 2

POLICE SEE LIGHT

NORTH BAY, Ont. (CP) - An unexplained bright white light which has been sighted several times in the area during recent weeks was active again Thursday night, provincial police say. Police said they received reports late Thursday that an unidentified flying object was sighted over Lake Nipissing. Police, responding to the calls, said they saw the bright white light hovering over Iron Island about 20 miles west of the North Bay government dock. It remained stationary for about three hours, then disappeared.


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 3 November 1975, page 1

Two UFO sightings over Lake Nipissing island leave OPP, civilian observers baffled

STURGEON FALLS (Staff) - Policemen in this community of 6,600, which borders Lake Nipissing have begun seeing things . . . and just don't know what to make of it.

The mystery began Thursday night with the initial sighting of a light hovering over the lake, reported to be moving up and down as well as from side to side but remaining in the same general area.

Gerry Beaucage and Ben Goulet, both of the Garden River Indian Reserve, and Frank Beaucage, 143 Michaud St., Sturgeon Falls, reported the sighting.

The object was seen over Lake Nipissing from the Garden River reserve at 8 p.m.

Intrigued by the report, provincial police Cons. Roger Patrois and Corp. H. A. Wright later went out to the scene to verify the occurrence.

TWO LIGHTS

When they arrived at 11:40 p.m., the object was still there. Using a 50 - mm telescope, the men were able to discover that there were two lights involved and not only one as seen without assistance of the telescope. But they were not able to make out the object to which the lights were attached.

The incident was reported to Canadian Forces Base North Bay for verification. It finally disappeared at 12:55 a.m. Friday.

The base later reported that the source of the light was believed to be a cottage located on Sandy Island. Police do not feel that the explanation is satisfactory, however, as from observing the lights, they feel the source would have been too high in the sky to have been a cottage.

SECOND SIGHTING

Sunday, police again sighted a light hovering over the lake, this time from a point eight miles east of Sturgeon Falls, with the light seen in the southeast.

Cons. J. J. Culkeen made the initial sighting. He observed the light, which seemed to be at a greater altitude than that seen Thursday for a period of about 15 minutes and called the North Bay provincial police detachment.

Cons. Len Decaire drove down to the scene and also observed the object. Intermittent observation was maintained until the object disappeared at about 4:30 a.m., an hour after it was first noticed in the sky.

Police again notified CFB North Bay, but have not yet received any possible explanation of the mysterious light.


Kirkland Lake, Ontario, NORTHERN DAILY NEWS, 11 November 1975, page 2

Police And Armed Forces Personnel Sight UFOs Over Haileybury, Sudbury

SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) - Police reports say unidentified flying objects were sighted early Tuesday over Sudbury and Haileybury, about 90 miles northeast of here.

Reports on the sightings were compiled by regional police, provincial police and staff at Canadian Forces Base, Falconbridge.

Regional police constables Bob Whiteside and Alex Keable said they saw three objects in the sky Tuesday, and later spotted a fourth.

Regional Constable John Marsh said he saw lights in the sky to the southwest while on patrol on Highway 17 East near Coniston, about five miles east of here. He said the object moved in a jerking manner and had pulsating lights.

Four persons at the Falconbridge base said they sighted objects in the sky and on radar. National defence headquarters in Ottawa said four persons at the radar station reported they saw three bright circles with two black dots in the sky early Tuesday. The report says the objects were moving upwards at an altitude between 42,000 and 72,000 feet.

In Haileybury, provincial police said Fred Sauve, a civilian radio dispatcher, spotted a bright object over Lake Temiskaming. Police said Mr. Sauve described the object as bright, white and larger than a star.


Sudbury, Ontario, STAR, 20 December 1975, page 28

Police from three counties pursue UFO

HASTINGS, Fla. (AP) - At least 12 policemen in three northeastern Florida counties searched all night for what was described as a multicolored, unidentified flying object (UFO) the size of three football fields.

"We just don't know what it is yet," a spokesman for the Flagler County sheriff's office said. "One of the deputies actually saw it. But then we lost it."

St. Johns County sent up a helicopter with residents from the tiny town of Hastings who said they saw the object flying sideways and landing in a wooded area.

Witnesses said the object flashed rainbow colors and was three storeys high.

Area residents also joined the search on foot in the area near the boundaries of St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it knew of no planes that had crashed in the area and could not speculate what the object might be, a spokesman said.


North Bay, Ontario, NUGGET, 28 October 1978, Page 17

Officer watches UFO for an hour

CLARENVILLE, Nfld. (CP) - An RCMP officer sat and watched an unidentified flying object for more than an hour earlier this week, another RCMP officer said Friday.

The sighting came after an officer answered a call early Thursday. The officer then observed an oval-shaped object hovering at about 1,000 metres for more than an hour above Random Island, east of here, the spokesman said.

The name of the officer who saw the object was not released. RCMP say that the officer watched the object through a telescope and provided a detailed description of it.

It had a pyramid-shaped fin on the top of an oval-shaped white body and it flashed red, blue, and white lights for more than an hour before "it went straight up and disappeared."

A report on the incident has been filed with the National Research Council in Ottawa.

Meanwhile, a spokesman at the Air Traffic Control centre at the Gander International Airport, said nothing had been logged to indicate that a UFO had been in the area.

"All I can tell you is that nothing has been logged," he said. However, if the object had stayed below 3,500 metres and was relatively small, it could have eluded conventional radar devices, he added.


The Nevada DAILY MAIL, September 9, 1979

Officer suffers after encounter with UFO

MINNEAPOLIS AP - Val Johnson's strange encounter on a dark, lonely road last month has thrust him into the glaring light of nationwide attention and put an emotional strain on his family.

The Marshall County deputy sheriff is scheduled to appear Tuesday on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" program to talk about a baffling UFO experience that he says burned his eyes, damaged his car and stopped his watch.

And Johnson's home in Oslo, Minn., has been flooded with telephone calls from people around the country telling him of similar experiences.

"It's a tremendous strain on the family," said the 35-year-old father of three young children. "My wife's run ragged with phone calls. I hope this drops in a barrel and rests quietly so we can go back to being parents and I can go back to being a little town deputy sheriff."

Johnson said he was on patrol near Stephen, Minn., about 2 a.m. on Aug. 27 when he saw a beam of light above the road. The beam sped towards him, his squad car was engulfed in light and he heard glass breaking. Johnson said he was unconscious for 39 minutes, and when he came to, he realized his watch and the car's electric clock had stopped for 14 minutes.

The windshield was shattered, a headlight and red light atop the car damaged and a thin radio aerial bent back. Deputies responding to Johnson's radio call for help found the squad car sideways on the road. Johnson suffered burns to his eyes which a physician called "welders' burns," caused by extremely bright light.

Because of the damage and the injury, this incident differed from most UFO reports, says Allan Hendry of the Center for UFO Studies in Evanston, Ill.

Tests will be run on the squad car, Hendry said Sunday, and infrared pictures will be taken of the ground around the site of the incident "to see if the intensity of the light affected plants."

Hendry is also intrigued by a similar UFO report that came from Vermillion. S.D., two days after Johnson's close encounter was reported.


Kingman, Arizona, DAILY MINER, September 10, 1979

'It's a tremendous strain'
Close encounter makes him famous

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Val Johnson's strange encounter on a dark, lonely road last month has thrust him into the glaring light of nationwide attention and put an emotional strain on his family.

The Marshall County deputy sheriff is scheduled to appear Tuesday on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" program to talk about a baffling UFO experience that he says burned his eyes, damaged his car and stopped his watch.

And Johnson's home in Oslo, Minn., has been flooded with telephone calls from people around the country telling him of similar experiences.

"It's a tremendous strain on the family," said the 35-year-old father of three young children. "My wife's run ragged with phone calls. I hope this drops in a barrel and rests quietly so we can go back to being parents and I can go back to being a little town deputy sheriff."

Johnson said he was on patrol near Stephen, Minn., about 2 a.m. on Aug. 27 when he saw a beam of light above the road. The beam sped towards him, his squad car was engulfed in light and he heard glass breaking. Johnson said he was unconscious for 39 minutes, and when he came to, he realized his watch and the car's electric clock had stopped for 14 minutes.

The windshield was shattered, a headlight and red light atop the car damaged and a thin radio aerial bent back. Deputies responding to Johnson's radio call for help found the squad car sideways on the road. Johnson suffered burns to his eyes which a physician called "welders' burns," caused by extremely bright light.

Because of the damage and the injury, this incident differed from most UFO reports, says Allan Hendry of the Center for UFO Studies in Evanston, Ill.

Tests will be run on the squad car, Hendry said Sunday, and infrared pictures will be taken of the ground around the site of the incident "to see if the intensity of the light affected plants."

Hendry is also intrigued by a similar UFO report that came from Vermillion. S.D., two days after Johnson's close encounter was reported.

Hendry said Russ Johnson (no relation to Val Johnson) of Vermillion said he was driving alone west of town about 2 a.m. when he, too, saw a light just above the road.

Russ Johnson, 33, told police the object suddenly accelerated toward him and engulfed his car in bright light, Hendry said. He kept his eyes closed as the light approached, but opened them in time to see the light speed away. then suddenly vanish.

Unlike the deputy, Hendry said Johnson suffered no injury and his car was not damaged. Hendry said Johnson told him he was not aware of the Minnesota UFO report at the time.

"Only rarely do I have a repeat experience which happens right on the heels of another one," said Hendry.


UFOs and Law Enforcement Publication
 
Timmins, Ontario, DAILY PRESS, 12 April 1975, page 7

THE UNEXPLAINED
Growing Science Challenge: UFO's

By ALLEN SPRAGGETT

Well, it's official. UFO's exist.

At least, it's as official as the publication of a serious UFO report in the FBI bulletin, "Law Enforcement," can make it. And for many people that will be pretty official, or as good as official.

The article in the February 1975 issue of the bulletin, entitled "The UFO Mystery," by Dr. J. Allen Hynek, is a sober, objective description of the evidence for UFOs. It includes the urgent recommendation that any UFO reports coming to the FBI's attention be directed to Hynek's organization for further study.

CONSULTANTS

The organization called the Centre for UFO Studies (Northfield, Illinois) is run by Dr. Hynek, the world's foremost scientific ufologist, with assistance from consulting experts as such universities of Chicago, Texas, Wisconsin, Utah, Johns Hopkins, and Northwestern.

The latter school, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is where Hynek serves as chairman of the astronomy department. For some 20 years, he was the scientific consultant of UFOs for the U.S. Air Force when it ran what was called Project Blue Book to gather and assess such sightings and reports.

It was his experience with the Air Force, says Hynek, which eventually led him to stop regarding UFOs as fantasy and instead describe them as "the greatest challenge facing science today."

POLICE PURSUIT

In the article for the FBI bulletin, Hynek describes case after case in which police have sighted and even pursued UFOs.

On Oct. 16, 1973, the crew of a Delaware State Police helicopter chased a UFO 14 miles before losing sight of it. At the same time, the mystery object was being monitored on radar by flight controllers at Dover Air Force Base nearby.

Several days later in Adams County, Ohio, two police officers reported a "huge" UFO hovering some 200 feet above the swaying ground, in a familiar "falling leaf" motion.

CONFIRMATION

On Oct. 19, 1973, a Tulsa, Oklahoma police sergeant confirmed another officer's report of a hovering multi-colored object bigger than a Jumbo jetliner.

On Nov. 12, 1973, two Los Angeles policemen reported watching for more than a minute the manoeuvre of a large, round bluish object which suddenly "raced away and disappeared at dazzling speed."

Were all these police officers hallucinating?

WITNESSES

Of course not, says Dr. Hynek. Add their accounts to the hundreds-yes, hundreds more pouring in from military personnel, commercial pilots and similar responsible witnesses and, he says, they add up to an epidemic of "incredible things being seen by credible people."

Are UFO craft from outer space?

Dr. Hynek doesn't say that. Nor, for that matter, does he deny it. He says it's too early to speculate on what UFOs ultimately may prove to be. They may represent a more profound mystery than our human minds can even conceive, much less clearly pose. In the meantime, maintains Hynek, they are undeniably fact, not fiction.

MUTUAL PROBLEM

Something real is going on, he says. "Science and law enforcement are facing a mutual problem as they have many times before."

The problem: Explaining the unexplained.

Hynek suggests that in the event of a UFO report, the FBI or any other law enforcement agency should contact his Centre for UFO Studies at the toll-free telephone number provided for this purpose. (The number is not made public because the UFO hot-line is reserved for police and other official agencies.)

INVESTIGATOR

If the report is substantial enough, an experienced UFO investigator will be despatched to investigate it.

Meanwhile, says Hynek, the police should keep the public off the UFO landing site (if a landing was reported, and they often are) to avoid the obliteration of possibly important scientific evidence.

In most cases, Hynek points out, nobody or no thing is injured or damaged by the UFO. However, he cautions that there are instances - more than the public may realize - in which persons near the UFO "can be temporarily paralyzed or blinded and skin burns can occur; also plants, trees and crops can be damaged, and so forth."

BURNT RING

There are now, according to this leading authority, "hundreds" of mysterious "burnt ring" cases. In these instances, which come from all over the United States and Canada and the world, huge burned or blasted circular areas appear, sometimes as much as 40 feet in diameter, where something appears to have scorched or desiccated the vegetation and soil.

"It's a sort of death ray effect," Hynek said.

Often these burnt rings are associated with eyewitness reports of a UFO hovering or landing on the spot.

The UFO phenomenon is growing, concludes Dr. Hynek in his article for the FBI and science needs the informed cooperation of law enforcement agencies in coming to grips with "this most perplexing modern mystery."

Will it be solved soon?

Or ever? (Copyright 1975, Toronto Sun Syndicate).

Allen Spraggett's new book, the World of the Unexplained, a collection of sensational stories on ESP, life after death, psychic healing, reincarnation and other astonishing and absolutely true phenomena - is now available from this newspaper. Send $1.25 with your name and address to: THE UNEXPLAINED, The Daily Press, Timmins, Box 345, Station A, Toronto.


                     

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OVNI by Yurko Bondarchuk
The Sudbury Daily Star
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UFO THE COMPLETE SIGHTINGS by Peter Brookesmith
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