Monday, July 23, 2012

Top Worldwide 18 Mass UFO Sightings

Mass UFO Sightings



It’s one thing for skeptics to dismiss a sighting of a UFO by a single individual, who might be mistaken, delusional or simply a teller of tall tales. It’s more difficult, however, to disregard sightings in public places and a large number of witnesses. Here are 17 of the most prominent documented mass UFO sightings in history.

In many of these cases thousands of witnesses viewed these craft, and the sightings generated thousands of telephone calls for the police and military. Oddly enough the debunkers, who did not witness any of these events came out in full force, telling the public and officials that thousands of people were suffering "temporary mass psychosis."




Object Hovers Over Tennessee College Campus 1853

1. On June 1, 1853 a luminous object was seen by many as it hovered over a Tennessee college campus.  As the sun rose over the campus of Burritt College, numerous students—who apparently were early risers in those days, too—were startled to see two luminous objects in the sky. According to professor A.C. Carnes, who reported the incident in a letter to Scientific American, the first had the appearance of a small new moon, while the other resembled a large star. The small object then vanished, while the bigger one changed shape, first into a globe and then into an elongated shape parallel with the horizon. The smaller light then became visible again, and increased rapidly in size, while the other object shrank. The two objects continued fluctuating in a similar fashion for the next 30 minutes.  “The students have asked for an explanation, but neither the President nor Professors are satisfied as to the character of the lights,” wrote Carnes. While he himself speculated that the occurrence might have been caused somehow by atmospheric moisture, the incident remains a mystery.



The Aurora Texas UFO Crash - 1897

2.  April 17, 1897 at about 6 a.m. that morning, according to contemporaneous Dallas Morning News account, citizens of the small town of Aurora were awakened by the appearance of what the writer referred to as an “airship.” The craft reportedly malfunctioned and stalled, and crashed into a windmill on the property of a local judge, scattering debris over several acres. “The pilot of the ship is supposed to have been the only one aboard and, while his remains were badly disfigured, enough of the original has been picked up to show that he was not an inhabitant of this world,” according to the Morning News account.   Skeptics long have dismissed the account as a hoax. But in 1973, a United Press International reporter located a 91-year-old resident, Mary Evans, who recalled her parents visiting the crash site, and telling her that the body of the UFO pilot had been buried in the town cemetery. To read the full Aurora Texas UFO Crash Story.



Battle Over Los Angeles - 1942

3. February 25, 1942: The Battle of Los Angeles. In the early morning hours, radar operators spotted an unidentified object 120 miles west of Los Angeles and watched anxiously as it zoomed to within a few miles of the southern California coast and then inexplicably vanished from their screens. Sometime after that, an artillery officer along the coast reported what he described as 25 aircraft flying at 25,000 feet, and a few minutes later, other observers saw a balloon-like object carrying what appeared to be flares over nearby Santa Monica. Then, anti-aircraft batteries spotted what witnesses later described as swarms of objects flying at various altitudes, at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. Fearing that the city was under attack by the Japanese, they fired 1,400 rounds of ammunition at the bogeys. But apparently, none of them hit anything, because no wreckage subsequently was found. Officials initially ascribed the incident to a combination of a false alarm and mass hysteria. But UFOlogists have speculated over the years that the gunners might have been shooting at extraterrestrial spacecraft. To read the full UFO Battle Over Los Angeles Story.



Saucer Appears Over Kentucky - 1948

4. January 7, 1948: Saucer Appears Over Kentucky. Early in the afternoon, dozens of residents of the Madisonville, KY area telephoned police to report that they had seen what a news account later described as “a circular object hovering overhead and giving off a brilliant glow.” State police then alerted Air Force officials at Goodman Field, an air base at Fort Knox.  15 minutes later, the airfield’s tower crew spotted the UFO as well, and used the radio to ask a squadron of P-51 fighters already aloft to investigate. Squadron leader Capt. Thomas Mantell, Jr. an expert pilot who had won the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery during World War II, responded that he had spotted the UFO and was in pursuit.  “I’m closing in now to take a good look,” Mantell reported in his last radio transmission at 3:15 p.m. “The thing looks metallic, and is tremendous in size.” Three minutes later, Mantell crashed and was killed. The official conclusion was that he had run out of oxygen, but UFOlogists have long doubted that explanation. To read the full Thomas Mantell UFO story



White House UFO Incident - 1952

5. On July 29, 1952, International News Service (INS) announced that the Air Force had ordered its jets to shoot down any flying saucers. The order was confirmed by an AF spokesperson. The order came on the heels of a flood of flying saucer reports, particularly along the East Coast, climaxing in overflights of Washington D.C. that were picked up on radar, with jets being ordered to intercept. On the afternoon of July 29, the Air Force called an emergency press conference to debunk the sightings and quiet the panic. It was the largest press conference since WWII. Leading the press conference were Generals John Samford, USAF chief of intelligence, and Roger Ramey, USAF director of operations, who was in charge of jet scrambles. In July 1947, Ramey had headed the 8th Army Air Force in Fort Worth, Texas, and led the debunking of the Roswell crashed flying disk, saying it was simply a mistaken weather balloon. Samford and Ramey were called the Air Force's top two saucer experts.



Operation Mainbrace - 1952

6. September 13-25, 1952: This case has multiple military credible witnesses from multiple countries (USA, England, New Zealand, Denmark etc) possible Presidental sighting and "military photos" never released to the public. This case involves UFOs and USOs (Unidentified Submerged Objects), you could not ask for much more believable evidence then Operation Mainbrace.
At 11:00 am on September 19th 1952, a British Meteor jet aircraft encountered a UFO at Topcliffe, Yorkshire, England. As the jet approached for landing, a silvery object was observed following it. The disk-shaped object was said to have rotated on its axis while hovering, and was also observed by personnel on the ground. When the jet began circling, the UFO stopped and suddenly took off at high speed. The incident was one in a series of sightings during Operation Mainbrace. To Read the full Operation Mainbrace UFO story



10,000 Witnesses See UFO - Italian Stadium, 1954

x7. It's 27 October 1954. A reserve game between Fiorentina and nearby rivals Pistoiese is under way at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. A crowd of around 10,000 has gathered to watch. Among them is Gigi Boni (second left in the picture) a lifelong Fiorentina fan who in later years would become the co-ordinator of the club's supporters group.

Now in his eighties Boni still has vivid memories of watching in disbelief as UFOs hovered above the stadium."I remember clearly seeing this incredible sight. They were moving very fast and then they just stopped. It all lasted a couple of minutes. I would like to describe them as being like Cuban cigars. They just reminded me of Cuban cigars, in the way they looked."
The stadium fell silent as the players and fans stood transfixed, staring at these strange objects in the crisp blue autumn sky. Follow this link to read the full story on the Franchi UFO Mass Sighting.



Fiery "Craft" Seen Over Texas -1957

8. This case is perhaps the most important mass UFO sighting and vehicle interference events in the United States. On the evening of November 2, 1957, Patrolman A. J. Fowler, officer on duty at Levelland, Texas, received the first of several strangely similar phone calls. The first was from Pedro Saucedo, who, with companion Joe Salaz, had been driving four miles west of Levelland when a torpedo-shaped, brilliantly illuminated object rapidly approached the car... as the object passed close over the car, the truck headlights went out, and the engine died. Officer Fowler reported that a total of 15 phone calls were made to the police station in direct reference to the UFO. To read the full Levelland Texas UFO story.




The Kecksburg UFO Crash  - 1965

9. Dec. 9, 1965: The Kecksburg Incident. Numerous residents of the small Pennsylvania village about 40 miles from Pittsburgh saw an object  that some witnesses described as streaking green fire across the sky before it crashed in a local field, just before 6 p.m. that evening.  Local resident Bill Bulebush, who was working on his car when he saw the object, described it as acorn-shaped and about twice the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. He said that it glided slowing before making a U-turn and going down. A local fireman, James Romansky, later described the downed craft as having hieroglyphic-like writing around its bottom ring. He only got to examine the craft for about 15 minutes, before government and military officials arrived and ordered everyone from the scene, and posted armed guards around the perimeter.  Subsequently, there was speculation that the object may have been a Soviet satellite, but UFO researcher Clifford Stone, who spoke years later to former Soviet officials, said they insisted that the object had not been one of theirs.  After investigative journalist Leslie Keen filed a Freedom of Information Act suit, NASA revealed in 2009 that documentation on the case was missing. To read the full Kecksburg UFO Crash story.



Westfall UFO Encounter, 200 Students Australia-1966

10. April 6, 1966 -The Westall UFO encounter is an event that occurred on 6 April 1966 in Melbourne, Australia. Around 11.00 am, for about 20 minutes, more than 200 students and teachers at two Victorian state schools allegedly witnessed an unexplained flying object which descended into a nearby open wild grass field. The paddock was adjacent to a grove of pine trees in an area known as The Grange (now a nature reserve). According to reports, the object then ascended in a north-westerly direction over the suburb of Clayton South, Victoria, Australia. 
This is one of the most compelling UFO cases on record, it has been referred to as Australia's Roswell. It does appear the military has some knowledge and involvement with this incident and went to great lengths to cover up the truth for many years. This group of students held a 40 year anniversary of this event in 2006. The skeptics claimed that this was some type of secret military aircraft but this type of technology is not available today let alone forty years ago. At this juncture it appears that it was a genuine UFO operating with the consent and knowledge of the Australian Military. To read the full Westfall Mass UFO Encounter. click here.


Portage County Police Chase - 1966

11. April 17, 1966: The Portage County UFO Chase was an unidentified flying object encounter that began in Portage County, Ohio on the morning of April 17, 1966, when police officers Dale Spaur and Wilbur Neff observed a metallic, disc shaped object flying in the skies. They pursued the object for about half an hour, ending up in Pennsylvania before losing sight of the UFO. Several other police officers became involved in the chase, and several civilians reported witnessing the same object, or a similar object in about the same area, during this time.
The UFO encounter earned significant mainstream publicity, and probably inspired a scene in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where three Indiana police cruisers are depicted chasing several UFOs into Ohio, eastbound across state lines. To read the full Portage County UFO Chase story.




The Hudson Valley, New York Incident -1983

12. March 24, 1983: V-Shaped Lights in the Hudson Valley. The suburban area, about an hour’s drive north of New York City, was the scene of more than 5,000 UFO sightings from 1982 through 1986, perhaps one of the biggest clusters of incidents in history. One night, March 24, stands out because of the sheer volume—more than 300 residents called a local UFO organization’s hotline that night, reporting that they had seen large v-shaped array of lights that moved slowly and almost silently through the sky. Some witnesses got close enough to say that the craft was big enough to be a “flying city.”  Hunt Middleton, a local resident who had just stepped off a bus from New York City at 7:30 p.m., described a row of six or seven extremely bright lights. “They were all blinking on and off, and were red, blue, green and white. I knew it was not any type of conventional aircraft because the lights were stationary. It was just hovering there in the sky.” Middleton said that he watched the object for five minutes, before going inside his house to get his family to come out and see it. By then, it was gone.  To read the full Hudson Valley UFO Incident.



The Belgium Wave - 1989-1990

13. November 1989 - April 1990: The Belgium UFO wave refers to a series of sightings of triangular UFOs. The UFO Sightings peaked with the events of the night of 30/31 March 1990. On that night unknown objects were tracked on radar, photographed, and were sighted by an estimated 13,500 people on the ground – 2,600 of whom filed written statements describing in detail what they had seen. Following the incident the Belgian air force released a report detailing the events of that night. The Belgium Air Force two scrambled F-16s attempted nine separate interceptions of the targets. On three occasions they managed to obtain a radar lock for a few seconds but each time the targets changed position and speed so rapidly that the lock was broken. During the first radar lock, the target accelerated from 240 km/h to over 1,770 km/h while changing altitude from 2,700 m to 1,500 m, then up to 3,350 m before descending to almost ground level – the first descent of more than 900 m taking less than two seconds. Similar maneuvers were observed during both subsequent radar locks. To read the full Belgium Wave UFO Story. 



The British UFO Mystery - The Cosford Incident-1993

14. The first sighting took place in Somerset at approximately 8:30 pm on March 30, 1993 followed by another sighting in Quantock Hills at 9:00 pm. For the next two days hundreds of reports poured into local police stations and the MoD. Many of the reports were filed by police officers and military personnel. It has been confirmed that many more people in all walks of life, police, military and the public saw the UFO but made no attempt to report it to the authorities. The vast majority of the reports described a triangular shaped craft with white lights at each point. To read the full Cosford UFO Incident story 



62 Children See UFO & Aliens - Africa - 1994

15. September 16th, 1994 at approximately 10:15am, 62 children from Ariel School, a private primary school in Ruwa (about 20 km from Harare) in Africa were in their playing field for the mid-morning break. Suddenly, they saw three silver balls in the sky over the school. These disappeared with a flash of light and then reappeared elsewhere. 

This happened three times and then they started to move down towards the school with one of them landing (or hovering) over a section of rough ground made up of trees, thorn bushes, and some brown-grey cut grass with bamboo shoots sticking up out of the ground. The children are not allowed in this area although it is adjacent to their playing field and is not fenced off, because of snakes, spiders and perhaps other harmful creatures. To read the full 62 African School Children Mass UFO Sighting story. 




The Phoenix Lights - 1997

16. March 13, 1997: The Phoenix Lights. On that evening, thousands of people in Nevada and Arizona reportedly saw what many described as an immense, V-shaped object outlined by seven lights. Others, however, reported seeing orbs and triangles in the sky as well. Police departments in Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale and other Arizona cities were jammed with calls from residents.  One witness, a man in his thirties named Dana Valentine, said that he and his father both watched as the lights passed 500 feet directly above them. "We could see the outline of a mass behind the lights, but you couldn't actually see the mass," Valentine says. "It was more like a gray distortion of the night sky, wavy. I don't know exactly what it was, but I know it's not a technology the public has heard of before."  The military later claimed that National Guard pilots had released diversionary flares while on a training run, but not everyone accepted that explanation. To read the full Phoenix Lights UFO story here, and here.



New Jersey Turnpike UFO Incident - 2001

17. July 14, 2001: UFO on the New Jersey Turnpike. Multiple witnesses, including a local off-duty police officer, watched in wonder as an array of yellow lights flew in formation in suburban New Jersey near New York City late in the evening of July 14, 2001 into the early morning of the following day. A short time later, at around 12:30 a.m., another witness, Carteret police Lt. Dan Tarrant, reportedly received a call at home from his 19-year-old daughter, who was out with friends and had seen strange lights in the sky. Tarrant told the Record and ABC News that he then stepped outside to take a look.  As Tarrant subsequently told ABC News, what he saw was astounding:  “16 golden-orange colored lights, several in a V-type formation. Others were scattered around the V."    Tarrant told the Record, a local newspaper, that the mysterious lights flashed across the sky for about 10 minutes, then faded one-by-one into darkness. To read the full New Jersey Turnpike UFO story.



The Chicago O'Hare UFO Incident - 2007

18. This is one of the many UFO cases on record that is simply hard to deny. Witnessed by hundreds of United Airline workers plus airport employees including, baggage handlers, pilots, tower personnel, ground staff. While this happened sometime ago (Nov 7, 2006) it remains a sighting that is realistic, undeniable and well documented. To read the full story about the Chicago Mass UFO Sighting.




The Stephenville Lights - 2008

19. January 8, 2008: The Stephensville Lights. In the evening, about out 40 local residents, including a local amateur civilian pilot and a police officer, witnessed a UFO that hovered over the farming community for about five minutes before streaking away into the night sky. Police officer Lee Roy Gaitan told National Public Radio that he was walking to his car when he saw a luminous object that reminded him of pictures of erupting volcanos, suspended 3,000 feet in the air. Another witness estimated that the UFO was a half-mile wide, a mile long, and” bigger than a Wal-Mart.” To read the full Stephensville Lights UFO story.




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