The Saucers That Time Forgot: UFO Cattle Abduction, Twin Falls, Idaho, Sept. 7, 1956
Flying Saucer tales that UFO history has overlooked or would rather forget.
|Nampa Idaho Free Press Sept. 10, 1956.|
Flying Saucer tales that UFO history has overlooked or would rather forget.
|Nampa Idaho Free Press Sept. 10, 1956.|
Here’s a strange UFO case that the RCMP investigated back in the 1970s, and that was rediscovered years later by Halifax UFO researcher Chris Styles, who included it in a presentation at the 2004 MUFON Canadian UFO Symposium.
That’s the official report. Styles tracked down the Websters. In his 2004 MUFON paper, he noted:
“In the fall of 1996 I met with Mrs. Webster and her son… At the time of the interview the family still lived in the same house. Mrs. Webster recounted the same story as that in Pharand’s narrative. There were no added embellishments in its second telling. My impression, at the time, was that the Webster’s UFO sighting had been a strong ‘nuts and bolts’ case. And that might have been the end of it.”
But then Styles, good investigator that he is, visited the other witnesses to the event, the Bedfords. Constable Pharand referred to them in his 1976 report, but did not provide their account of what happened.
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For those seeking answers from the universe, they left with answers … and many more questions.
Astronomer, science writer and UFO researcher, Chris Rutkowski, delivered an engaging talk on UFOs and alien abductions, as part of the Dream Big event being held this week (Mar. 10 – 13) at the University of Manitoba.
As co-author of the annual Canadian UFO Survey that collects and explains all reported UFO sightings in Canada, Rutkowski released his world renowned survey’s most recent data, showing more UFO sightings were recorded in the past two years than ever before in Canada.
Using humour and science, and wearing his signature Marvin the Martian necktie, Rutkowski delivered an inspiring presentation to an audience of about 100 people. He spoke with energy and enthusiasm as he described the different kinds of UFO sightings there are in Canada every day of every year.
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Let me put it to you straight. For 35 years, I have been exploring and investigating UFOs and UFOlogy (both the serious endeavor and the silly speculative fare that fills popular culture) and…well, UFOs are real: They fly, they evince technologies we don’t understand and they have been around for years.
Above all, despite voluminous and overwhelming evidence to support those assertions, to raise this subject as worthy of historical and scientific investigation is to invite ridicule, the shaking of pitying heads, derision and hostility and embarrassed silence.
Still, I persist in believing, as Francis Bacon said in 1620, that if something deserves to exist, it deserves to be known, not rejected out of hand with prejudice. The scientific method, principles of historical analysis and an open mind ask that much.
No subject has been more marginalized and maligned than this topic. By “unidentified flying objects” I mean not the many things commonly mistaken for them — balloons, Venus, sprites, ball lightning, secret craft, etc. — I mean anomalous vehicles that for decades have been well-documented by credible observers (“Credible people have seen incredible things,” said Gen. John Samford, U.S. Air Force chief of intelligence in 1953), to which our government responded with the formulation and execution of policies in light of genuine national security concerns.
I was recently privileged to be included as contributing editor and writer on a team that produced the book, “UFOs and Government: An Historical Inquiry” over five years. The research/writing team was led by Michael Swords, a professor of natural science (now retired) at Western Michigan University and Robert Powell, a nanotechnologist formerly with AMD. The book is regarded as an “exception” to the dreary field by Choice, the journal that recommends works for inclusion in university collections. Choice suggested that all university libraries should have it (to date, 45 have it in their collections, including four in the University of Wisconsin system, as well as many Wisconsin public libraries).
The almost-600 page book is well-grounded with nearly 1,000 citations from government documents and other primary sources so it is “bullet proof.” There is virtually nothing speculative in it. We document the response of governments from the 1940s forward to events they took quite seriously — and which readers, judging on the evidence and data, will take seriously as well.
Richard Thieme of Fox Point is a writer and professional speaker (www.thiemeworks.com). In addition to “UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry,” he has written “Islands in the Clickstream (2004)” and “Mind Games (2010)” and contributed chapters to several books.
The above is not the new illustration – check out the original link for a wide variety of Feschino’s illustrations of the Flatwoods / Strange Creek / Frametown Monster(s).
When Mrs. May and the boys encountered the “Flatwoods Monster” on the Fisher Farm at about 8:00 p.m. on September 12, 1952, the being was enclosed in the entire suit, making it the reported twelve feet. The color of the upper and lower torso areas was described as looking like the color of aluminum. Feschino concludes this spacesuit consisted of various parts described below:
1. OUTER HELMET. A black ace-of-spades shaped outer helmet that sat upon the shoulders of the upper torso area. This outer helmet also had a clear glass-like barrier located at the front of it. The entire helmet was approximately three feet high and about three feet wide at the base.
2. INNER HELMET. Set inside the black outer helmet, was a red-colored interior helmet that had two large porthole eye openings. It was “worn” by the occupant. The neck area consisted of some sort of collar covering and this inner helmet rotated upon this collar.
3. UPPER TORSO. The upper torso of the structure was about three feet wide at the top and flared toward the waist area. Attached to the upper portion of the torso were a pair of antennae-looking devices, which were said to resemble small mechanical toy-like hands.
4. LOWER TORSO. The lower torso flared out from the waist area to the bottom area. The bottom area was said to be approximately four feet across. Set upon the lower torso were thick pipes situated vertically and equally spaced around the lower torso. They were described as being silver in color and as thick as a fireman’s hose. The pipes seemed to be the exhaust outlets for the propulsion system capable of lifting the large fabricated unit.
Now, through separate documentation and other testimonies, Feschino was able to track the flight path of the “Flatwoods Monster” after it departed Flatwoods just after its encounter with Mrs. May, her two sons, and the other boys. It had reboarded its damaged craft, followed the Elk River southwest, and then flew into the secluded region of “Frametown” where it landed on James Knoll, approximately seventeen miles away. About one full day later, George and Edith Snitowsky encountered the “Frametown Monster” on the following night at about 8:00 p.m.
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New music — and beyond
New Music Festival includes U of M musicians and scholars on theme “Beyond”
January 31, 2014 — Playing off music icon Frank Zappa’s declaration that “Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth is not beauty, beauty is not love, love is not music. Music is the best,” this year’s WSO New Music Festival explores the theme “Beyond” through unusual music, art and scholarship. The 23rd annual festival showcases its final events on Jan. 30.
The world renowned Winnipeg festival regularly features Desautels Faculty of Music musicians — students, faculty and alumni — and this year is no different. The University Singers performed some of the music, as did the university’s string, flute and wind ensembles. Last night, music composition student Zack Bales performed along with U of M music alumnus Sarah Kirsch. Tonight the XIE, the eXperimental Improv Ensemble directed by Gordon Fitzell, performs as part of the pre-concert at 7:15.
In addition to including several university musicians, this year it’s added additional events to explore the theme.
One such event is a panel that will precede the evening of music on Friday evening. Both of the musical pieces imagine other dimensions: Four Seasons Recomposed by Max Richter rewrites the past by reworking Vivaldi’s iconic work The Four Seasons; Valentin Silvestrov’s Requiem for Larissa, written in memory of his late wife, imagines the afterlife.
The panel, which takes place at 6:00 p.m. at part of the pre-concert, takes as its topic a “wide range of the ‘beyond’ from pure science to belief.” It features Shelley Sweeney, head, U of M Archives & Special Collections, associate professor of physics and astronomy Jayanne English and writer, alumnus and ufologist Chris Rutkowski.
Science writer, educator and ufologist Chris Rutkowski, an alumnus employed at the university as a media communications officer, will speak on how the term “paranormal” itself means “beyond normal experience.” With a background in astronomy, he’s been studying reports of UFOs and writing about his investigations and research and has published eight books including The Big Book of UFOs (2010). Rutkowski believes that we are now in the “Steven Spielberg Generation — able to visually interpret the universe in a different way, imagining fantastical things in ways not technically possible by previous generations.”
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Watch radar composite video here: youtube.com
Video of radar data during the January 8, 2008, UFO incident in the Stephenville, Texas, area. This video superimposes a map under the radar animation and provides annotations to show witness locations and the unknown tracks on radar.
The radar analysis and information shown is from “Stephenville Lights: A Comprehensive Radar and Witness Report Study” by Glen Schulze and Robert Powell. Please refer to the report for details of the witness reports and analysis:
Radar animation provided by Rob Jeffs and RADARplot as seen here:
Law enforcement witness illustrations courtesy of StephenvilleLights.com.
For more information, visit our Stephenville Lights Information Page:
Written by Grant Cameron Friday, 19 July 2013 20:45
In my book “UFOs, Area 51, and Government Informants” I spent a lot of time looking at the evidence that backed the idea of an inside control group known as MJ-12. The idea of this MJ-12 group started to appear in the early 1980s, through a researcher known as Bill Moore. Moore had written a book known as the Roswell Incident which sold many copies and was the forerunner of the modern obsession with the Roswell crash.
Days after Moore released the book he was contacted by US intelligence which started to tell him the story of MJ-12, the super-secret group that had been established by President Harry Truman to deal with the extraterrestrial presence on earth. Moore was fed information by both USAF master sergeant Richard Doty and a second person attached to the CIA that Bill Moore gave the code name Falcon. Later 10 more intelligence sources would come forward to provide information to Moore. It is believed that some of these may actually have been ex-CIA directors.
The Moore involvement with the MJ-12 story culminated in a document release made in 1987 by Moore and two other researchers by the names of Jamie Shandera and Stanton Friedman. The document, marked Top Secret Restricted, purported to be a briefing document presented to then President-elect Dwight Eisenhower about the 12-person group of high level scientists and military officials who made up the elite Top Secret MJ-12 committee.
In “UFOs, MJ-12 and Government Informants” I wrote that I believed the document had been a leak of true and false material that had been authorized by present day MJ-12 type group to desensitize the public about how the flying saucer problem had been handled by the White House.
I also wrote that although some of the material in the document did not appear to be correct (like the failure to mention that there was a live alien recovered at Roswell), there were lots of evidence that indicated that this mythical MJ-12 group mentioned in the document had existed. The reason for altering the document was to avoid breaking the law by releasing classified material and to protect the overall UFO program that needed to remain classified. The evidence indicating that there actually was an MJ-12 group included the following items;
My co-author T. Scott Crain had come across a woman (USAF NCO) who had been on a 1979 declassification team in Okinawa, Japan. While declassifying documents in a General’s office the team came across a document that she told us may not have been the same document but appeared to contain all the same material. This woman was hassled when we first released the book in 1991
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Scientists from across the globe are attending the Mutual UFO Network Symposium this weekend at the JW Marriott Hotel to talk about extraterrestrials and all things unexplained in the cosmos, Friday 19, 2013.
Friday, July 19, 2013 | 4:31 p.m.
In a tiny conference room at the JW Marriott Hotel, about 15 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, the scientists spoke of extraterrestrials.
Addressing a small pack of journalists from all manner of media, the panel of 10 experts provided a whiff of their forthcoming keynote speeches, scheduled for this weekend’s Mutual UFO Network Symposium, a two-day dive into the unexplained.
“We hope to bridge the gap between science and ufology,” said Jan Harzan, state director of network’s Orange County bureau. “They’re one in the same.”
Ufology is the study of unidentified flying objects. And that’s the subject of this symposium.
It’s there that Don Donderi, a retired psychology professor from McGill University and UFO consultant, will describe the implications of making contact with extraterrestrials. What impact could that contact have on public policy? What about the future of planetary life as we know it?
Donderi built his argument from a few simple statements.
“Some of what people report as UFOs are extraterrestrial vehicles. Some of those extraterrestrial vehicles have crews. And some of those crews catch and release humans to study,” Donderi said. “Propositions one and two, I believe, are established beyond reasonable doubt.”
That last statement, though lacking a wealth of scientific evidence, is supported by numerous anecdotes about abductions and interstellar experiments.
“Finally, I’ll come to what I think we should do about it, which is first to start a public discussion,” Donderi said. “And second: treat UFOs as trespassers.”
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