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UFO historian/archivist , 30+yrs (10yr FT) studying the phenomena. Interest: Geology, Arch/Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology
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Sep 12, 2023 78 tweets 36 min read
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Today in UFO History - The Flatwoods Monster Case
September 12, 1952 — Flatwood, WV
1/Around 7:15 p.m., in Flatwoods, West Virginia, two brothers, Edward and Fred May, and their friend Tommy Hyer (ages 13, 12, and 10 respectively) witness a bright object Image 2/cross the sky, coming to rest on land belonging to local farmer G. Bailey Fisher. The boys go to the home of the May brothers’ mother, Kathleen May, where they tell the story of having seen a UFO crash land. From there, Mrs. May, accompanied by the three boys, local children Image
Aug 14, 2023 49 tweets 26 min read
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Today in UFO History - Lakenheath-Bentwaters incident
August 13–14, 1956 — RAF Bentwaters-Lakenheath, England
1/9:30 p.m. A radar-visual UFO sighting begins at RAF Bentwaters [now Bentwaters Parks], Suffolk, England. A blip traveling approximately 4,000– Image 2/8,000 mph on an east-west course is picked up on radar. It moves in a straight line to a position about 15 miles northwest of Bentwaters. Within a few minutes, about a dozen normal targets are spotted 8 miles southwest, moving northeast at about 100 mph. In front of the targets Image
Mar 10, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
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Today in UFO History - JANAP 146(C) Issued
March 10, 1954 —
1/JANAP 146 (C), “Communications Instructions for Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings from Aircraft and Waterborne Sources.” This directive allows waterborne sources for CIRVIS and adds MERINT 2/ reports. Civilian pilots must also report UFOs to the Air Force and refrain from talking about it. [Eberhart]

Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, p. 283;
Mar 10, 2023 14 tweets 5 min read
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Today in Aviation History - First Jet Aircraft To Exceed 1,000 mph in Level Flight.
March 10, 1956 —
British pilot Peter Twiss reaches an official airspeed of 1,132 mph in a Fairey Delta 2 over Chichester, England. Source:
Newsweek (US Edition) 1956-03-26: Vol 47 Iss 13, Page 45;
"Getting the Record". Flight Magazine. Flight Global. 23 March 1956.
[Internet Archive only seemed to mirror the first page of this article]…
Mar 10, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
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Today in UFO History - Violent Humanoid Encountered in Bolivia
March 10, 1968 — bt. Otoco and Uyuni, Bolivia
1/6:00 p.m. Valentina Flores is bringing in her llamas on her farm between Otoco and Uyuni, Bolivia, when she discovers that her sheep pen is 2/covered with a net made of some plastic-like material, and that inside the pen is a helmeted being, 3.5 ft tall, who is engaged in killing her sheep using a tubular instrument with a hook on the end. Flores throws stones at the being, whereupon he walks over to an instrument
Mar 10, 2023 4 tweets 4 min read
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Today in UFO History - Bright Disc
March 9, 1950 — Orangeburg, SC
A publisher and others see a bright disc hover over Orangeburg, South Carolina, for 15 minutes. It speeds away, leaving a trail. [Eberhart] Source:
The UFO Evidence, p. 149;
"Flying Saucer Seen Here; Witnesses Say Real McCoy", The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC), 10 Mar 1950, Pg 10;
"Flying Objects Seen Again", Florence Morning News (Florence, SC), March 10, 1950, pg.1;
Mar 9, 2023 7 tweets 4 min read
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On March 9, 1950 the Los Angeles Mirror publishes a hoax about a flying saucer crash in Mexico City. The following day the witness retracts his statement, and states it was just a story he was told. Ted Bloecher looked at this and concluded he was a liar. Ted Bloecher's transcript of the above article with notes:
Mar 9, 2023 16 tweets 9 min read
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Today in UFO History - DC6-A Crew Take Evasive Action / Fireball
March 9, 1957 — Atlantic Ocean, 350mi NE of Jacksonville, Fl
1/4:33 a.m. Capt. Matthew A. Van Winkle, piloting a Pan American World Airways DC-6A airliner at a point over the Atlantic Ocean 2/approximately 350 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Florida, observes a “burning greenish white round object” to the right of the aircraft that appears to be on a collision course. Van Winkle pulls the plane upward in a climb to avoid the object. This sudden maneuver causes four
Mar 9, 2023 10 tweets 7 min read
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Today in UFO History - The Selfridge AFB Incident
March 9, 1950 — Selfridge AFB, Michigan
1/7:45 p.m. A crew of three radar controllers at Selfridge Air Force Base [now Selfridge Air National Guard Base] near Mount Clemens, Michigan, is busy monitoring the 2/ night flying units of the 56th Fighter-Interceptor Group. 1st Lt. Francis E. Parker, 1st Lt. Frank K. Mattson, Sgt. McCarthy, and Cpl. Melton observe an intermittent target on the height range indicator (HRI) scope of the CPS-4 radar at 47,000 feet altitude and higher. Further
Mar 8, 2023 8 tweets 6 min read
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Today in UFO History - 11 Witnesses see Red Ball Of Fire That Leaves Burned Grass Patch
March 8, 1977 — Gatchellville, PA
1/7:30 p.m. Eleven witnesses in six groups (including Thelma Lowe, Harold Wilson, Sara Green, Mrs. Everett Miller, ImageImageImageImage 2/Mrs. W. E. Runge II, and Robert Smyth) watch a red ball of fire the size of the full moon drift over their houses and alight on the ground south of Gatchellville, Pennsylvania. It leaves a large patch of burning grass (100 feet long by 30 feet wide), with a mysteriously ImageImageImageImage
Mar 8, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
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Today in Intelligence History - Nixon signs EO legitimizing Special Access Programs (SAPs)
March 8, 1972 —
1/President Nixon legitimizes the use of special access controls and the “special access program” is finally made official. These are security ImageImage 2/protocols that provide highly classified information with safeguards and access restrictions that exceed those for regular (collateral) classified information. SAPs can range from black projects to routine but especially sensitive operations, such as COMSEC maintenance or ImageImage
Jan 23, 2023 9 tweets 5 min read
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Today in UFO History - UFO Hovering Over Field Stalls Cars
January 23,1965 — Lightfoot, N. of Williamsburg, VA
1/8:40 a.m. Two separate cars driving in different direction stall out near the intersection of US Hwy 60 and State Route 614 in 2/Lightfoot, Virginia. One of the drivers, Thomas F. Mains, sees a lightbulb- or mushroom-shaped object 75–80 feet tall and 10–25 feet wide, hovering over nearby field about 4 feet off the ground. It is metallic gray, with red-orange and blue lights and is making a vacuum cleaner
Jan 23, 2023 13 tweets 6 min read
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Today in UFO History - First Unknown in RAAF's UFO Files
January 23, 1964 — nr. Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, AUS
1/The landing craft Loellen M. is in the Gulf of Carpentaria between Cape Grey and Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia, when 2/a crew member notices the compass is malfunctioning (“haywire”) and the vessel is off course, He notices an odd phosphorescence in the water on the starboard side about 6 feet away from the ship. It is a ghostly, pulsating white light that is rotating in a clockwise direction.
Jan 22, 2023 25 tweets 14 min read
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Today in UFO History - Donald Keyhoe Cut-off on Armstrong Circle Theater
January 22, 1958 —
1/The “UFO: The Enigma of the Skies” segment of Armstrong Circle Theater airs on CBS.
2/USAF Reserve Lt. Col. Spencer Whedon from ATIC says all UFOs are explainable. Keyhoe comes on and starts reading his script for a few minutes, then shocks everyone by deviating from it, saying “And now, Mr. Edwards, I would like to make a disclosure, something which has never
Jan 21, 2023 6 tweets 5 min read
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Today In UFO History - TBM Chases UFO / 'Maybe it was a spaceship'
January 21, 1952 — Long Island, NY
1/9:50 a.m. A Navy pilot lieutenant commander in a TBM Avenger chases a white, dome-shaped object over Mitchel AFB [now closed] on Long Island, New York. ImageImageImage 2/ It accelerates rapidly, makes a 180° turn, and heads out to sea. He estimates it is traveling at least at 300 mph. It looks like a parachute canopy and has a dark undersurface. Although there is a balloon in the area, but its flight path is completely different. [Eberhart] ImageImageImageImage
Jan 21, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
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Today in UFO History - F-82 Attempts Intercept of UFO Over AEC Plant / Radar
January 21, 1951 — Oak Ridge, Tenn.
1/4:20 p.m. A UFO that appears to be over the restricted area at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, is sighted on the radarscope of an ImageImage 2/F-82 fighter. The GCI gives the go-ahead to intercept the target. The radar set on the F-82 is locked on and the run begins. The interception is unsuccessful, and the fighter returns to base. In all, three passes are made at targets, all with radar indications, but they cannot ImageImage
Jan 21, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
@ArtL7 1/I use a variety of sources to find cases for each day. George Eberhart's UFOs and Intelligence timeline I use alot these days (didnt used to, but its amazing and saves me alot of time). Sometimes I just browse NICAP chronos listings, or Brad Sparks Blue Books Unknown file. Or @ArtL7 2/other case catalogues. Sometimes I stumble across something randomly in a magazine or newsletter for an upcoming date, and make a note of it. Sometimes I just search my files for todays date and see what pops up. Then I try and find every single reference for that case I can
Jan 14, 2023 5 tweets 4 min read
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Today in UFO History - Close Encounter / Loss of Consciousness
January 14, 1980 — Burnley to Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England
1/6:05 a.m. Truck driver William Barrett is on an early delivery run from Burnley to Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, when 2/he hears a deep humming sound. Looking ahead, he sees a machine with flames underneath hovering at a lay-by off the roadside. He slows his truck to a near crawl and moves past the object, which looks like a “toast rack” with curved sides and three red glows emerging from the
Jan 14, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
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Today in UFO History - Missing Time Abduction
January 14, 1976 - East Bethel, MN
1/Mrs. J. Stewart was driving on a highway in East Bethel, Minnesota and when she arrived home she could not account for at least one hour of her time. Under hypnosis she 2/recounted being abducted from her car by a tall figure dressed in white. There were two more such beings in the door of a translucent UFO. bottom bubble of UFO. She recalled at one point that the face of the being was very close to her own face,
Jan 13, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
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Today in UFO History - Vehicle Interference / E-M Effects
January 13, 1959 — Pymatuning Lake, Pennsylvania
1/7:00 a.m. Robert Collins is driving a pickup truck south on Hartstown Road across Pymatuning Lake, Pennsylvania, when he sees a bright light 2/approaching from the east and illuminating the ground. It stops above his truck, hovering 200 feet above it for several minutes. The truck’s electrical system fails, the engine dies, and the headlights and radio go out. The object’s light illuminates an area about 300 feet in
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Today in UFO History - Car Chase and Radio Interference in NSW
January 13, 1958 — Casino, New South Wales, Australia
1/11:45 p.m. Brian Crittenden sees a dome-shaped light with a long narrow light underneath coming directly towards him as he is leaving a 2/friend’s house southwest of Casino, New South Wales, Australia. He jumps into his car and heads home. The UFO chases his car along Benns Road, practically touching the telephone poles. His car radio develops interference when the UFO approaches him. It follows him all the way