• West Virginia witness reports 'vibrant white' cigar object

    By Roger Marsh, Examiner on February 28th, 2012

    A West Virginia witness reports watching a slow moving, "vibrant white" cigar-shaped object that quickly moved to the north on February 27, 2012, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    The witness was outside of work smoking when the object's color first came into view.

    "It was very, very white; vibrant I would say," the witness stated. "Even when passing under the clouds it continued to have the shinny effect."

    The slow moving object did not appear to have wings.

    "I saw a distinguished shape. It had no wings at all; no markings and ...

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  • Travis Walton abduction witnesses reunite

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 26th, 2012

    The 2012 UFO Congress wrapped up its annual meet today in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Among the highlights of the conference was the reunion of three of the seven witnesses in the 1975 Travis Walton UFO incident.

    UFOGRID interviewed all three witnesses, including Travis Walton.  

    The interviews will be posted to UFOGRID in the coming days.

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  • Nothing mysterious about Oregon metal boxes

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 20th, 2012

    The "strange metal boxes" story out of Oregon, won't go away.

    The sole source for this highly questionable story, Dave Masko, continues to post increasingly incoherent reports about mysterious metal boxes that have washed ashore in a remote area of the Oregon coast, an area with a history of UFO sightings.

    As UFOGRID has reported, Masko is using unattributed sources for his articles, and has offered no compelling evidence to back up his claims.

    The only attributed source quoted in Masko's articles that UFOGRID could track down is William Hanshumaker, a Public Marine Education Specialist at the Oregon ...

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  • UFO Congress convenes this week

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 20th, 2012

    The 2012 UFO Congress gets underway this week in Arizona.

    UFOGRID will be covering the event from Fountain Hills, and bringing you updates and breaking news.

    Over 20 speakers from around the world will be presenting their latest findings about UFOs and related topics.

    Speaking publicly for the first time in the United States, is Chilean Air Force General (Ret.) Ricardo Bermúdez.  He has served as Director of the Committee of Studies of Anomalous Aerial Phenomenon (CEFAA), the Chilean government’s official organization for the study of unknown aerial phenomena.   

    Other highlights include Travis Walton, who will be speaking with ...

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  • Astronaut's golden anniversary of first orbit

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 20th, 2012

    NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic first earth orbital flight for the United States.

    The Soviet Union had already sent the first man into orbit, and the space race was well underway.

    The US-Soviet "Space Race" was a politically motivated, open checkbook program during the cold war.  Ostensibly, it was a race to send humans to the moon, but a darker motivation was the desire to reign supreme in the heavens, at a time when nuclear missile tipped intercontinental missiles were a new concept, and the threat of an all out nuclear war was very ...

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  • Large Triangle UFO spotted over Minnesota

    By Roger Marsh, Examiner on February 19th, 2012

    A large, triangle shaped UFO was observed Friday night by a mother and daughter in Minnesota.

    Roger Marsh of the Examiner reports:

    A Minnesota woman reports encountering a "large, black triangle" hovering at 500 feet while driving along County Highway 10 in Mounds View on February 17, 2012, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. 

    "I saw lights that seemed quite close to the ground," the witness stated. "I told my daughter, kind of jokingly, look, a UFO. Since I had to also keep an eye on the road, she said, 'no, that is the ...

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  • NASA budget announced amid agency flux

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 17th, 2012

    NASA announced its proposed 2013 budget this week, amid a tight fiscal environment that is forcing project cut backs.

    Adding to the flux is that for the first time in decades, the U.S. space agency does not have a working, manned space rocket. Astronauts must rely on Russia to get to the International Space Station, until a commercial launch industry takes off. 

    It's a natural transition similar to the development of the federal highway system, which was built with public funds because it was too large of an investment for private enterprise.  As the government builds a superhighway ...

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  • Bright lights hover over Mississippi coast

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 17th, 2012

    A witness in Pass Christian, Mississippi, took a video of a double lighted object hovering over the Gulf of Mexico this week.

    The unidentified witness reported that the object hovered about a mile off shore for several minutes before it appeared to slowly descend into the water.  The video was posted on February 12, 2012.

    Possible explanations include a sky lantern, though the intensity of the lights and apparent distance makes it a more interesting sighting.  

    The FL-AL-MS gulf coast has a history of similar over water sightings.

    The witness' account:

    This was taken after we had seen what ...

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  • Fireball explodes over South Carolina

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 16th, 2012

    A bright, bluish-white colored object streaked across the South Carolina sky on Monday, February 13, 2012, then exploded and crashed, according to witnesses.

    A local 911 call center in Spartanburg received more than 30 calls from alarmed residents.

    The huge light was recorded by security cameras.

    An astronomer at Greenville's Roper Mountain Science Center was delighted by the sighting.  

    Calling it a bolide meteor, Dr. Charles St. Lucas told a local FOX TV affiliate, "A bolide is a meteor that comes in, heats up and this one broke apart into three or four pieces, and glowed a bright blue-white ...

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  • Prehistoric B.C. stone circle identified

    By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News on February 15th, 2012

    Geologists say that nature has its own style of stone circles.  

    Randy Boswell reports for Postmedia News:

    On a remote, windswept ridge high above the treeline in the Coast Mountains of southwestern B.C., the dull hues of a brownish-green plateau suddenly give way to a bright-white, 50-metre-wide circle of stone.

    It's the kind of sight that fires the imaginations of archeologists and UFO enthusiasts alike: Did some prehistoric aboriginal culture create a place of worship or a primitive astronomical observatory amid the clouds and jagged peaks of the Chilcotin Range, about 300 kilometres northwest of Vancouver?

    Or — why ...

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  • President Eisenhower had three secret meetings with aliens, former Pentagon consultant claims

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 14th, 2012

    Highly regarded UFO investigator Timothy Good alleges that President Eisenhower met repeatedly with extra-terrestrials in 1954.

    According to Good, the U.S. President conducted three secret meetings with "aliens" at New Mexico's Holloman Air Force base, with many witnesses present. Eisenhower and FBI brass arranged the meeting by "sending telepathic messages."

    Good spoke on Frank Skinner's BBC2 current affairs show, "Opinionated."

    Such claims carry weight coming from Good, a prolific author of best-selling books on the UFO phenomenon, including "Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up", "Beyond Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Security Threat" and "Need to Know ...

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  • Young students investigate "crashed UFO"

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 14th, 2012

    A primary school in England is using a "UFO crash site" to stimulate student learning.

    Word went out that a fallen space probe was "discovered" in woods near the school, and students were encouraged to investigate the wreckage to look for clues. They found "slime", "goo" and "eggs."

    The school's teachers are delighted with the results.

    Barbara Jordan of the Runcorn and Widnes World reports:

    RUNCORN children were shocked to discover aliens had crashed outside their school.

    In masks and high visibility jackets, pupils at Westfield Primary School were challenged to become crime scene investigators as they explored the ...

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  • UFO nearly collides with military helicopter, then shines green light on startled crew (1973)

    By Zack Van Eyck on February 12th, 2012

    It has been regarded as one of the most credible UFO encounter reports ever made – and with good reason.  The four Americans who say their helicopter nearly crashed with a high-speed UFO were members-in-good-standing of an Army Reserve flight crew based at Hopkins Airport in Cleveland: the pilot, Capt. Lawrence Coyne; Arrigo “Rick” Jezzi, who was flying the Huey helicopter that night; the crew chief, Sgt. Robert Yanacsek; and crewmen John Healey.

    What Captain Coyne saw through the helicopter windshield


    What became known as “the Coyne incident” began at 11:10 p.m. on Oct. 18, 1973 above the skies ...

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  • New Mexico police officer watches egg-shaped craft take off (1964)

    By Zack Van Eyck on February 12th, 2012

    When Socorro policeman Lonnie Zamora saw a white, egg-shaped craft rise off the ground near the White Sands missile range, some 30 miles northwest of the world’s first atomic blast, one thought occurred to him – run!  

    “I was scared,” Zamora told news media two days after his April 24, 1964 encounter, admitting that when the craft took off, he ran as fast as he could.

    Zamora said he was chasing a speeder about 6 p.m. when he heard an explosion.  He investigated and spotted the UFO in a dry arroyo about one mile south of Socorro.  

    From a ...

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  • Egg-Shaped Object Seen In Skies Above Levelland, Texas in 1957

    By Zack Van Eyck on February 12th, 2012

    At least nine people, including a sheriff and one of his deputies, reported seeing an egg-shaped UFO near Levelland, Texas, on Nov. 2-3, 1957.

    James D. Long of Waco apparently enjoyed the best view of the object.  Long told a newspaper he was driving in a rural area about 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 3 when he came upon the UFO, which was sitting in the middle of the road.  He said it was about 200 feet long, oval-shaped and glowed like a neon sign. 

    Long said his headlights went out and then his car coughed and died about ...

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  • Stunning New 3-D Moon Map Made From Lunar Data

    By Dave Mosher, Wired on February 10th, 2012

    Dave Mosher reports for Wired:

    Thanks to a new 3-D map of the moon, earthbound viewers can see its landscape with a clarity that only Apollo’s astronauts have previously enjoyed.

    “NASA put out some amazing digital elevation data of the moon late last year, but nobody had released it in true 3-D. So I decided I would,” said Jeffrey Ambroziak, the map’s creator.

    Ambroziak recently launched a Kickstarter project to fund the printing of a full-resolution, two-sided “National Geographic-style” 3-D moon map. The image above is a section of that full map. (No 3-D glasses? Follow Wired ...

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  • Bright red object photographed in Arizona

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 12th, 2012

    Two witnesses in Arizona report observing and photographing a "bright, reddish light" making erratic movements in the early evening of February, 10, 2012.

    Roger Marsh of the Examiner reports:

    An Arizona couple report watching and photographing a "bright reddish light" that moved into their location from the northwest about 7:45 p.m. on February 10, 2012, hovered for a few minutes, and then "rapidly accelerated" to the north, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    "No emissions or appendages were observed," the reporting witness stated.

    No town name was mentioned in the public portion ...

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  • Witness to Travis Walton abduction to speak this month

    By Ted Bonnitt on February 12th, 2012

    Travis Walton's UFO encounter is considered to be one of the most important UFO abduction cases on record.

    A witness to the event will speak publicly for the first time at this month's International UFO Congress in Arizona.

    Walton was a member of a logging crew driving home through in a remote forest outside Snowflake, AZ, on the evening of November 5, 1975, when they spotted a large, saucer shaped craft just off the road and hovering a few feet off of the ground.  

    When the crew stopped their truck to take a closer look, Walton, then 22 ...

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  • North Carolina Brown Mountain lights remain a mystery

    By Julie Fann, News Herald, Morganton, NC on February 11th, 2012

    The "Brown Mountain lights" in Burke County, NC, were the subject of a town hall meeting yesterday in Morganton, NC.

    Reports of the golden lights were first recorded in 1913, and have been sighted off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    Julie Fann reports for The News Herald:  

    No matter how they try, scientists ranging from paranormal investigators to serious physicists are unable to unlock the mystery of the Brown Mountain Lights in Burke County.

    “Artists and scientists alike have congregated around this phenomena,” said Joshua P. Warren, Asheville native turned paranormal investigator who spoke before a crowd of 120 Saturday at ...

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  • Triangle UFO floats close over car in Pennsylvania

    By Roger Marsh, Examiner on February 11th, 2012

    Roger Marsh of the Examiner reports:

    A Pennsylvania witness sitting in a parked car reports looking up after her daughter called out to her and saw a small, triangle-shaped object with three bright, white lights just 20 feet away and about 30 feet in the air that quickly disappeared behind a house, according to February 10, 2012, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

    The woman's brother was unloading groceries from the trunk of the car while the woman and her daughter were inside the car when the daughter called out "Mommy."

    "It just drove straight ...

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