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The 6 Most Famous UFO Sightings in History
switched ^ | Jun 20th 2009 | Kendra Cunningham

Posted on 06/20/2009 12:34:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Anything's possible in this age of Photoshop and CGI, but before all that came some pretty crazy pictures. Whether you believe or not, these possibly extraterrestrial newspaper sensations, seen by many and photographed by few, mark some of the world's greatest mysteries.


TOPICS: UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: jpb; kooks; roswell; spaceproctologists; ufo

The Battle of Los Angeles Los Angeles, 1942: Just three months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, this incident occurred between February 24th and 25th, when an unidentified flying object was spotted over Los Angeles. Assumed to be another air strike from Japan, the UFO sparked a massive anti-aircraft military attack. The the true identity of the object is still unknown today.

The Lubbock Lights An unusual formation of lights flew over Lubbock, Texas in 1951. Spotted by three professors from Texas Technical College and later photographed by a student, the 'UFO' featured 20 and 30 lights that flew overhead in a "V" formation. The sighting was so popular and highly publicized that the photos and story appeared in Life Magazine in 1952.<>P

The Washington D.C. Incident First spotted on an air traffic controller's radar, seven objects moved in unusual flight patterns that witnesses called bright orange lights. The most publicized sightings occurred in consecutive weekends with the objects moving over the White House. The incident was so publicized it prompted President Truman to demand an explanation.

Ghost Rockets Sweden, 1946: Over 2,000 "Ghost Rockets" were sighted over from August 9th to August 11th by hundreds of witnesses. The rockets were assumed to be meteors, but UFO talk arose because many sightings occurred during broad daylight while the rockets were described as moving slowly and horizontally, and, sometimes, were followed by strange noises.

The Belgian UFO Wave This series of sightings lasted from November 1989 to April 1990, with 143 witnessed accounts on the first night. The unknown objects were tracked on radar by the Belgian Air Force and described as black triangles with bright lights that would change color. The Belgian Air Force still offers no explanation for the objects.

Roswell, New Mexico The most famous UFO incident and suspected Government cover-up occurred in 1947. Recovered debris from an alien aircraft (or experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon as is claimed) was found in the desert of New Mexico, beginning one of the biggest controversies and mysteries in U.S. history.


1 posted on 06/20/2009 12:34:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Just proves the truth is out there but we’ll never hear it


2 posted on 06/20/2009 12:40:38 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: JoeProBono

“Skully!”


3 posted on 06/20/2009 12:40:57 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: JoeProBono
#7....


4 posted on 06/20/2009 12:42:06 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: JoeProBono

5 posted on 06/20/2009 12:42:33 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Dallas59

Hey, that skirt.... that’s one of the old tablecloths that my Mom gave me way back when.


6 posted on 06/20/2009 12:45:11 PM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: JoeProBono

Strange, I have a couple of early UFO books by that Marine colonel, whats his name, that don’t even mention Roswell. These came out like 50 or 49, as I remember.

parsy, who also read the UFO book by Jung


7 posted on 06/20/2009 12:48:08 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: parsifal

Perhaps he didn’t read The Roswell Daily Record?


8 posted on 06/20/2009 12:52:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: parsifal

“Strange, I have a couple of early UFO books by that Marine colonel, whats his name, that don’t even mention Roswell. These came out like 50 or 49, as I remember.”

Roswell wasn’t a UFO sighting. It wasn’t a sighting it was crash debris, and it’s no longer unidentified (it was a top secret Mogul balloon).
http://www.roswellfiles.com/storytellers/KentJeffrey1.htm

The rest of those sightings, and many more, are quite extraordinary mysteries.
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Hamlet Act 1, scene 5


9 posted on 06/20/2009 12:58:22 PM PDT by devere
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To: JoeProBono

I think his name was Kehoe. Just indicative that back then Roswell was no big deal.

parsy, who hopes there are nice aliens out there


10 posted on 06/20/2009 1:00:23 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: Dallas59

I think I am going to make one of those wooden grandma butt’s that folks put in their gardens paint it black with a big belt and loud colors and put her name on it.


11 posted on 06/20/2009 1:00:29 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: theDentist

Those are MY kitchen towels...I’ve been missing them since January.....


12 posted on 06/20/2009 1:00:30 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Gator113

13 posted on 06/20/2009 1:05:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: devere

I watched that on History channel. The little markings on the rods, etc.

parsy, who loves Monster Quest and believes in big foot.


14 posted on 06/20/2009 1:07:23 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: JoeProBono

That’s kinda what I have in mind, but I will make it such that it’s clear that it represents the knuckle dragger. Mine might have extremely large and long arms reaching down to the soil.

It’s just my attempt to join this proud moment in American history and the Obama worship.... and needs to be in before ACORN shows up to ask about the water flow of my toilets.


15 posted on 06/20/2009 1:11:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: parsifal

I believe the Marine was Donald Keyhoe. He wrote with a reporter named Frank Edwards. And you are right. I read a lot of that stuff as a teen, listening to Long John Nebel in NYC and Roswell was never mentioned. The earliest after Kenneth Arnold was Capt Thomas Mantell and his Mustang in Kentucky in summer 47. But that was probably a balloon


16 posted on 06/20/2009 1:14:48 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: parsifal

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2271647/posts


17 posted on 06/20/2009 1:43:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: xkaydet65

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2259395/posts


18 posted on 06/20/2009 1:44:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I read that post. Interesting.

parsy, who is in communication with the planet Drapus 7


19 posted on 06/20/2009 1:53:46 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: JoeProBono

How about Mt. Rainier, June 24, 1947, that really kicked off the UFO era.


20 posted on 06/20/2009 2:09:35 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

21 posted on 06/20/2009 2:13:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Only six?


22 posted on 06/20/2009 2:36:11 PM PDT by stormer
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To: JoeProBono

10 pm - 2 am PT

Man with Horse Soul
Ian Punnett welcomes James “Jason” Wentworth, who believes he is really a horse living inside a human body. He’ll share his story of how he came to understand his condition and his remarkable dealings with other horses.


23 posted on 06/20/2009 2:47:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

24 posted on 06/20/2009 2:50:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Quix

25 posted on 06/20/2009 4:07:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: theDentist

Seriously, horizontal stripes across THOSE hips???
What is she thinking?


26 posted on 06/20/2009 5:14:55 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: RebelTXRose

Verticle, Michelle... VERTICLE. As my sister said: “No stripes unless she has the hips of a 12 year old.”


27 posted on 06/20/2009 5:40:49 PM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Dallas59

Damn, that is one big ass old...well that is one big ass.


28 posted on 06/20/2009 5:43:23 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: JoeProBono

My horse neigh-ing imitation is moderately good.


29 posted on 06/20/2009 8:23:59 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Dallas59; Joya

ping


30 posted on 06/20/2009 8:24:57 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JoeProBono; DCPatriot

Good post.

Thx.

DCPatriot—ping the list at whatever level you see fit, if you care to bother.

Blessings,


31 posted on 06/20/2009 8:25:56 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JoeProBono; Quix

The saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ definitely applies here. I can talk all day about the washington sighting, but show this picture to someone, and they will pay a LOT more attention than they ever would to just words. (are there more pictures of the washington incident?)

Do either of you know of a published (preferably large-format) book discussing some of the more famous UFO cases which include pictures including/like the above?


32 posted on 06/20/2009 8:35:53 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: WoofDog123

Sorry, I don’t know of better pics of the Washington DC incident(s)

Nor do I know of a quality large format book.

Please let me know if you come across such.

Blessings,


33 posted on 06/20/2009 8:40:52 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JoeProBono

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D326UXwubKA&feature=related

found this pretty quickly. Film of the Washington 1952 UFO incident.

This was in 1952. This might be very quick series of stills or actual film, I have no idea how fast the objects were seen to move relative to how the piece is timed.


34 posted on 06/20/2009 8:40:52 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: JoeProBono

*


35 posted on 06/20/2009 8:43:52 PM PDT by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: Quix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D326UXwubKA&feature=related

re washington UFO incident


36 posted on 06/20/2009 8:50:00 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: WoofDog123; JoeProBono; Quix

re the youtube clip above, apparently it has only recently appeared, there are comments by folks apparently knowledgable about extant material on the incident about its authenticity, though the comment that it does appear to be technicolor (which would have existed atthis time) appears. As far as motive for surfacing now if real, death of original owner (or cameraman/other who saved film from other fate) or subsequent owner certainly is high on list.

This incident had thousands of witnesses over multiple nights. The only question on the footage is its own authenticity, not the event itself having occurred.


37 posted on 06/20/2009 8:56:16 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: WoofDog123

RIGHT YOU ARE, of course.

Thanks for the link and your kind posts.

UFO PING LIST—PLEASE SEE THE YOUTUBE VID LINK ABOVE RE THE 50’S WASH DC MASS OVERFLIGHTS.

Blessings,


38 posted on 06/20/2009 9:02:03 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: WoofDog123; ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; airborne; A knight without armor; albertp; areafiftyone; ...

WOOOOPS

THIS POST REF’D # 36 HAS THE LINK . . . I may as well put it here . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D326UXwubKA&feature=related


39 posted on 06/20/2009 9:04:00 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: WoofDog123

Heading to bed.

You, Las Vegas Dave, DCPatriot; JoeProBono . . . whichever of you care to bother . . . have the con.

Blessings,

Good night.


40 posted on 06/20/2009 9:09:03 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: WoofDog123

THIS MAY BE OF INTEREST ON THE TOPIC OF DC OVERFLIGHTS IN 1952:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread469194/pg1


41 posted on 06/20/2009 9:15:23 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JoeProBono

I just had a sudden, horrifying vision of these garden decorations at the White House... I think I need a drink...


42 posted on 06/20/2009 9:25:38 PM PDT by redhead (Obama: Lame Duck in 2010. Check out the Half-baked Sourdough! (shameless blog plug!))
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To: Quix

Thank you.


43 posted on 06/20/2009 9:36:40 PM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: JoeProBono

UFO days are 2-5 July this year in Roswell and Jefferson Starship is playing and they say everyone will be there.

http://www.roswellufofestival.com/


44 posted on 06/20/2009 9:38:31 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: lilylangtree

45 posted on 06/20/2009 9:41:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JoeProBono

I remember somw family eyewitness reports regarding the Lubbock Lights. Cars on the highway lost all battery power, radios and headlights went out, engines died while driving as they passed overhead near stoplight intersections.


46 posted on 06/20/2009 9:42:39 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Joya

You’re welcome.


47 posted on 06/21/2009 12:25:50 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Cvengr

YUP.


48 posted on 06/21/2009 12:26:14 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: theDentist

Somebody should hang a wide load warning sign on the back...


49 posted on 06/23/2009 9:33:37 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: JoeProBono

I saw a similar formation to the Lubbock lights photo c. in the mid-60’s about 10 pm one night. It stayed in formation and moved slowly towards the southeast. It has continued to be a mystery to me to this day. I was around 9 or 10 at the time.


50 posted on 06/23/2009 9:40:45 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Don't take yourself too seriously. No one else does.)
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