Skip to comments.The 6 Most Famous UFO Sightings in History
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.
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.
Just proves the truth is out there but we’ll never hear it
Hey, that skirt.... that’s one of the old tablecloths that my Mom gave me way back when.
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
Perhaps he didn’t read The Roswell Daily Record?
“Strange, I have a couple of early UFO books by that Marine colonel, whats his name, that dont 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).
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
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
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.
Those are MY kitchen towels...I’ve been missing them since January.....
I watched that on History channel. The little markings on the rods, etc.
parsy, who loves Monster Quest and believes in big foot.
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.
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
I read that post. Interesting.
parsy, who is in communication with the planet Drapus 7
How about Mt. Rainier, June 24, 1947, that really kicked off the UFO era.
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Seriously, horizontal stripes across THOSE hips???
What is she thinking?
Verticle, Michelle... VERTICLE. As my sister said: “No stripes unless she has the hips of a 12 year old.”
Damn, that is one big ass old...well that is one big ass.
My horse neigh-ing imitation is moderately good.
DCPatriot—ping the list at whatever level you see fit, if you care to bother.
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?
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.
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.
re washington UFO incident
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.
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.
THIS POST REF’D # 36 HAS THE LINK . . . I may as well put it here . . .
Heading to bed.
You, Las Vegas Dave, DCPatriot; JoeProBono . . . whichever of you care to bother . . . have the con.
THIS MAY BE OF INTEREST ON THE TOPIC OF DC OVERFLIGHTS IN 1952:
I just had a sudden, horrifying vision of these garden decorations at the White House... I think I need a drink...
UFO days are 2-5 July this year in Roswell and Jefferson Starship is playing and they say everyone will be there.
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.
Somebody should hang a wide load warning sign on the back...
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.
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