TEN MOST COMPELLING
1. "Hudson Valley,"
or the Westchester Wing, NY 1984
of reports, mostly nocturnal, of large, silent, hovering
rotating lights. Reports came from many highly
meteorologists, news reporters, and
in formation" theory still in contention;
by area resident of both the object and a
distinct differences. Intermittent sightings
to this day.
outside Houston, TX 1979
ladies and 5-year-old boy report diamond-shaped object belching
by CH-47-style helicopters. Soon after
strange maladies which were likened to
explains as hoax, saying that the witness'
were not released to him for
outside Corona, NM 1947
crashed in remote location on a large ranch in early July, 1947.
who issued hasty press release saying "Flying
Disk" had been
Press release retracted the next day, and
at which it was revealed the object was, in fact,
a Rawin sonde (a
used to calibrate radar). 30 years later, AF
J. Marcel claimed that the object was "not of
press conference was a sham. Interviews with over
anomalous nature of object.
Mansfield, OH 1974
National Guardsman aboard Bell UH-1H chopper report sighting
on collision course. Pilot-in-Command Capt.
descent mode. Object stops in front of chopper,
travel, after which Coyne discovers that
2000 ft. Klass' explanation of a bolide is not
circumstances, or scientific principles.
Rendlesham Forest, UK 1979
separate sightings of anomalous lights near a NORAD base in the
by deputy base commander, who also taped the
carried out by Air Police detachment. Occurence
some of whom swear a craft was sighted. Invest-
testimony, Britain's Secrets Act, grand-
standing by one
credible witness, and possibly the "Control
Group" -- A US
began looking into the affair, but abruptly halted
and would not
further with UFO researchers.
6. "Washington Invasion,"
Washington, DC 1952
fast-moving objects appear on radarscopes at three separate
Andrews AFB. Interceptors scrambled, but don't
happens the next night, this time objects
Largest peace-time press conference in
explain to reporters that radar traces were
despite absence of proper weather
Film", Great Falls, MN 1954
League baseball coach films two objects streaking across sky
near an AFB.
explanation was that objects were F-100s on
approach to AFB,
shows objects to be travelling much
McMinnville, OR 1950
two photos taken by farmer with Polaroid camera, depict
Foreground objects provide good references for
object to be around 30 ft. diameter, and at least
on foreground structure may be inconsistent
with time of day
by photographer; however, that is immaterial
to analysis of
size and distance.
Snowflake, AZ 1974
woodcutters allegedly witness abduction of their comrade aboard
five days later, fails first lie detector,
after which he
other witnesses pass, one is inconclusive.
suppression of first lie detector results.
sighting," Fountain Hills, AZ 1989
wife and another witness, a friend of mine, stood in my backyard
about 1AM and
a large, silent, hovering object with bright,
strobed in a diamond-shaped pattern. The
object then took
the northeast and vanished in less than a
ASLEEP, DAMMIT!) Interviewed separately,
the same description. Cursory check with area