Tuesday, July 8, 2014

On This Day, 67 Years Ago: The Roswell UFO Crash

Today is the 67th anniversary of the legendary Roswell UFO incident. On July 8th, 1947, the Roswell Daily Record newspaper ran the headline, RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region. Even though the U.S. government has tried time and time again to convince UFO believers that the wreckage found on the ranch property of Mack Brazel was just a weather balloon or a Project Mogul gone wrong, the original story printed on July 8th continues to live on in all it's glory. Just a few days before, on June 24, aviator Kenneth Arnold, publicly reported seeing strange "saucer" shaped objects flying in formation over Mount Rainer which coined the term flying saucers.


Here is a timeline of how the public story pans out:


  • On Tuesday, July 8th, at 11:30 am, Roswell Army Air Field commanding officer Colonel William Blanchard (entrusted with the oversight of the first atomic-bomb strike force at the RAAF) reports the recovery of a flying disk.

  • The local newspaper prints the article as follows: 


No Details of
Flying Disk
Are Revealed


Man and Wife
Report Disk Seen


Roswell Hardware

The intelligence office of the 509th Bombardment group at Roswell Army Air Field announced at noon today, that the field has come into possession of a flying saucer.
According to information released by the department, over authority of Maj. J. A. Marcel, intelligence officer, the disk was recovered on a ranch in the Roswell vicinity, after an unidentified rancher had notified Sheriff Geo. Wilcox, here, that he had found the instrument on his premises.
Major Marcel and a detail from his department went to the ranch and recovered the disk, it was stated.
After the intelligence officer here had inspected the instrument it was flown to higher headquarters.
The intelligence office stated that no details of the saucer's construction or its appearance had been revealed.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilmot apparently were the only persons in Roswell who seen what they thought was a flying disk.
They were sitting on their porch at 105 South Penn. last Wednesday night at about ten o'clock when a large glowing object zoomed out of the sky from the southeast, going in a northwesterly direction at a high rate of speed.
Wilmot called Mrs. Wilmot's attention to it and both ran down into the yard to watch. It was in sight less then a minute, perhaps 40 or 50 seconds, Wilmot estimated.
Wilmot said that it appeared to him to be about 1,500 feet high and going fast. He estimated between 400 and 500 miles per hour.
In appearance it looked oval in shape like two inverted saucers, faced mouth to mouth, or like two old type washbowls placed, together in the same fashion. The entire body glowed as though light were showing through from inside, though not like it would inside, though not like it would be if a light were merely underneath.
From where he stood Wilmot said that the object looked to be about 5 feet in size, and making allowance for the distance it was from town he figured that it must have been 15 to 20 feet in diameter, though this was just a guess.
Wilmot said that he heard no sound but that Mrs. Wilmot said she heard a swishing sound for a very short time.
The object came into view from the southeast and disappeared over the treetops in the general vicinity of six mile hill.

Wilmot, who is one of the most respected and reliable citizens in town, kept the story to himself hoping that someone else would come out and tell about having seen one, but finally today decided that he would go ahead and tell about it. The announcement that the RAAF was in possession of one came only a few minutes after he decided to release the details of what he had seen.

  • At around 4:30 pm, that same day, General Roger Ramey, commander of the Eight Air Force and Blanchard's supervising officer, presents an alternate story to the press claiming that it was not a flying disk, but the wreckage of a Rawin target device suspended by a Neoprene rubber balloon. 
And the mystery began. For a deeper investigation on this story, I recommend the book, Witness To Roswell: Unmasking The Government's Biggest Cover-Up.


[source: http://www.angelfire.com/indie/anna_jones1/daily_record.html and Witness To Roswell.]


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

World UFO Day July 2nd


Today is World UFO Day. Join in the awareness of what science has yet to explain. There IS other life in the universe. Visit the official World UFO Day website www.worldufoday.com
Or navigate through past post on Saucer Time to become more aware.

Peace


Monday, June 23, 2014

Crypto Post Monday: Louisiana Bigfoot Photograph

Last night on Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot, a family in Louisiana believed they might of captured a Bigfoot on their trail camera. A trail camera detects heat and motion. Once that is detected, it then snaps a picture. The family noted that the area in which the camera was pointed is off limits to people so, anyone walking in that area would be considered trespassing. Also mentioned was that the picture was taken in the month of June! At first glance the photograph might seem like a man in his puffy hunting gear, but who would be wearing a parka jacket in the summer weather of June?
The Finding Bigfoot team had their big and tall team member, BoBo, stand in the same spot as the creature in the photograph. With this comparison, the team estimated whoever this was in the photograph was about seven feet tall!

There have been several Bigfoot sightings in Louisiana. One hunter said he spotted what he thought was a well camouflage fellow hunter, but as he looked closer through his scope, he realized that was not camouflage, but hair! The hunter revealed he use to make fun of people who believed in Bigfoot until he happen to see one. While contemplating the fame he would receive by being the first man to shoot and kill a real Bigfoot, he admitted he did not pull the trigger simply because the creature looked too human-like.

To better visualize the creature, I traced it's outline in Photoshop and compared it to that of a Bonobo standing up-right. It sure looks like a Bigfoot to me, what do you think?

Original photograph.


Photograph of creature outlined.

Photograph with posterize effect.



[source: http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/finding-bigfoot  and anthrophoto.com ]

Sunday, May 11, 2014

UFO Sighting in Highland, California 1965


Highland, California, is my home town and right next to the city of Redlands where I witnessed a UFO in October 2000. Recently, another witness from Highland came forward and reported their encounter that happened back in 1965. It was reported on MUFON as follows:

"I had started to unlock my front door when I heard a pulsating, whirring sound I had never heard before or since," the witness stated. "I turned to look in the direction of the sound and saw four bright flood-type lights about two to three feet in diameter pointing straight down. The night was crystal clear but I couldn't see anything but the lights."

"The craft was moving at about 10 mph from west to east over a mobile home park on East 9th St (still there) about 250 feet away. At first I thought someone had invented a new flying power plant that was making such an odd sound."

"As it moved east a tree blocked my view so I moved to regain my line of sight and observed it cross Central Avenue about 75 feet north of East 9th Street over an unpopulated area (at the time), the whirring sound then increased in frequency to a level above my hearing range in about two seconds."

"The lights then began to ascend north-northeast, accelerating from about 10 mph to more than supersonic speed in one second, without any sonic boom, and blended into the stars, and then disappearing completely as it moved away. I had been in the Civil Air Patrol for several years and had training in flight physics so I knew this was beyond any public knowledge of flight. I believe I witnessed an extraterrestrial craft on a close up reconnaissance of human life."

At the time of the witness' sighting, they were 18 years of age. This means still 49 years later they have not forgotten their encounter. I found a few similarities in this report that are similar to my own sighting.

  • The UFOs were spotted over the same general area. (This area is near what was formerly Norton Air Force Base. It is now the private San Bernardino Airport. Spotting a UFO near an Air Force Base could be related or just coincidence.) 
  • The sightings happened to occur in the month of October. 
  • The aircrafts were absent of helicopter blade or jet engine sounds and sonic boom.
  • The UFOs flew away in a split second. 
Most importantly these sightings were 35 years apart yet the technological characteristic were almost the same. If there are man-made air crafts somewhere in the world that can do these amazing maneuvers in the air, their engineers sure have been keeping them hidden from the public for a long time. Personally I have found there is too much evidence to lean towards that possibly.

[source: Roger Marsh editor for the monthly MUFON UFO Journal. http://www.examiner.com/article/california-witness-says-ufo-moved-away-at-supersonic-speed] 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Military UFO Encounter: UFOs at Malmstrom Air Force Base 1967





Who: Captain Eric Carlson, First Lieutenant Walt Figel, Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander Robert Salas

What: A glowing, red, saucer shaped UFO, hovered silently over the Echo-Flight Launch Facilities. Deputy Crew Commander Walt Figel was briefing Crew Commander, Captain Eric Carlson on the flight status when the facilities alert alarm went off. 10 missiles had gone off-line and were inoperable. 

A few miles from Echo-Flight Launch Control Center, Missile Combat Crew Commander, Robert Salas, was at the Oscar Flight LCC. He recalls that Airmen on duty probably spent time looking up at the night sky and would often see falling stars. On this particular morning, one of the airmen spotted a “star” that began to zig-zag across the sky. Then another light appeared and did the same movements, but was larger and closer.  The lights both streaked across the sky directly above, would stop and then change directions at high speed, then return to the above position over the facility. Security phoned Salas twice; first, with the reports of strange lights, but Salas did not take much of an interest.  Security, then phoned again, to report the glowing red saucer sitting in front of them. The phone call ended abruptly when security said that one of the men approached the UFO and was inured. Later it was reported that the man was not seriously injured, but was evacuated by helicopter to the base. With maintenance crews working all day and night, the missiles still remained out of service for the whole day.

When: 8:00 A.M., March 16, 1967


Where: Malmstrom Air Force Base, central Montana


Clearing up possible false claims and confusion 

Eric Carlson, in an interview, said he never saw any UFOs nor did he hear about any being near the launch facilities. Walt Figel also claimed he never saw any UFOs at the base during the missile shut down either, but that when he heard the claims of a UFO being the cause, he laughed it off as a joke. These officers that reported the missile shutdowns were not the same officers and security that reported seeing a UFO during that time. Information as to why the missiles shut down was classified and both Carlson and Figel would never know that information. Any story reporting that Carlson and Figel saw the UFOs would be a false claim. Salas is now an avid lecturer on UFOs after he saw a book that mentioned the incident at E-Flight LCC. He thought the story was now declassified and he could talk about his experiences with UFOs while working at Oscar Flight. Apparently on three different occasions, within the span of two months, this same incident happened at Malstrom where UFOs were spotted and soon after missiles were turned off-line. 

In addition to the incidences at Malmstrom, a year before, a UFO was spotted over the Minot Air Force Base Minuteman missile LCC. The documents for this sighting have been declassified and you can read them below. [source: www.theufochronicles.com




Friday, March 14, 2014

Saucer Time Channel

Hello,

I have been working on a Saucer Time show for Youtube! I will post a link to the channel when it is ready. Hopefully the first episode will be ready in about two weeks. I am thinking of showcasing UFO news flashes, book reviews, historic UFO story coverage (for those who still have yet to discover these stories) and maybe even the occasional Crypto news. Please, feel free to mention in the comments of this post, any other content you would be interested in watching on Saucer Time. Thanks for stopping by to read and watch!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Picture of Earth and It's Moon from Mars Rover Curiosity

Curiosity, the Mars rover, took this awesome picture of Earth and it's moon as seen from the planet Mars. It is a settling picture to know that our planet is just like any other in the universe.

mage Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU