Incident at Roswell and Other U.F.O. Histories

Caroline Grimm

ROSWELL, New Mexico - January 5, 2019 - Yes, the UFO Museum at Roswell was campy, but there was more to it than just stuffed aliens, plastic flying saucers and news clippings.

When we arrived there were only a few visitors, and we could walk around easily. But it soon became crowded with families. Caroline and I toured the place in about one hour. We came to the last stop; the research library. It's an amazing collection, and it was the least visited while we were there. I suspect it's always the least visited because, well, it looks like a research library, a place where you actually have to dig through the files to find interesting, little publicized facts. Lots to look at, lots of information. I briefly looked through some of the files, knowing I could only scratch the surface.

What do I think happened at Roswell? Two alien probes were scouting the area because the Roswell Army Air Field base housed nuclear weapons. One or both malfunctioned and crashed.

What do I personally think about aliens visiting Earth? Are we alone in the Universe? In a word, no.

To be the only intelligent life-form in this endless universe is a very lonely prospect. But, on the other hand, if we are indeed not alone and there are other life-forms that are much more powerful out there, that too is potentially terrifying realization.

As you will see by reading the reports I've gather below, which are very, very small percentage of the total reports historically - worldwide, something has been, and is going on. Is it mass delusion or mass denial? Government cover-up or wishful thinking?

The UFO/ET topic is worthy of open scientific inquiry, until there is a broad consensus based on evidence rather than emotional speculation or even religious belief. If there have indeed been extraterrestrial visitors on Earth either in the past or in the modern era, it would greatly benefit humanity to know all we can about them and their intentions. This will present an enormous opportunity for humankind, promising to help us understand our place in the universe.

- Michael Corthell


Summary of the Roswell UFO incident

In mid-1947, a United States Army Air Forces balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Following wide initial interest in the crashed "flying disc", the US military stated that it was merely a conventional weather balloon. Interest subsequently waned until the late 1970s, when ufologists began promoting a variety of increasingly elaborate conspiracy theories, claiming that one or more alien spacecraft had crash-landed and that the extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military, which then engaged in a cover-up.

In the 1990s, the US military published two reports disclosing the true nature of the crashed object: a nuclear test surveillance balloon from Project Mogul. Nevertheless, the Roswell incident continues to be of interest in popular media, and conspiracy theories surrounding the event persist. Roswell has been described as "the world's most famous, most exhaustively investigated, and most thoroughly debunked UFO claim".

Research Library

Read on and I will highlight some of what I've found out and what is known and unknown(at this time). First we go back to ancient India.


Vimana: Ancient Flying Machines of India

The VIMANA are spacecraft, land leviathans, airplanes and interdimensional craft described in great technical detail in the ancient Vedic literature of India. Some were said to be as fast as thought itself.

In the ancient Vymanka-Shastra (Science of Aeronautics), there’s a description of a Vimana: “An apparatus which can go by its own force, from one place to place or globe to globe.” The Hakatha (Laws of the Babylonians) states that “The privilege of operating a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from ‘those from upon high’. We received it from them as a means of saving many lives.” The Sifrala contains over one hundred pages of technical details on building a flying machine, with words which translate as graphite rod, copper coils, crystal indicator, vibrating spheres, stable angles, etc. 

Author Mike Corthell in front of the UFO Museum in Roswell

Groom Lake Area 51 'Dreamland'

The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range. According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the correct names for the facility are Homey Airport (ICAO: KXTA) and Groom Lake, though the name Area 51 was used in a CIA document from the Vietnam War. The facility has also been referred to as Dreamland and Paradise Ranch, among other nicknames. The special use airspace around the field is referred to as Restricted Area 4808 North (R-4808N). 

Alien Crop Circles

A crop circle or crop formation is a pattern created by flattening a crop, usually a cereal. The term was first coined in the early 1980s by Colin Andrews. Crop circles have been described as all falling "within the range of the sort of thing done in hoaxes" by Taner Edis, professor of physics at Truman State University. Although obscure natural causes or alien origins of crop circles are suggested by fringe theorists, there is no scientific evidence for such explanations, and all crop circles are consistent with human causation.

The number of crop circles has substantially increased from the 1970s to current times. There has been little scientific study of them. Circles in the United Kingdom are not spread randomly across the landscape but appear near roads, areas of medium to dense population and cultural heritage monuments, such as Stonehenge or Avebury. In 1991, two hoaxers, Bower and Chorley, took credit for having created many circles throughout England after one of their circles was described by a circle investigator as impossible to be made by human hand.

Formations are usually created overnight, although some are reported to have appeared during the day. In contrast to crop circles or crop formations, archaeological remains can cause cropmarks in the fields in the shapes of circles and squares, but they do not appear overnight, and they are always in the same places every year.

Abduction of Betty and Barney Hill

Betty and Barney Hill with their dog, Delsey.
Barney and Betty Hill were an American couple who claimed they were abducted by extraterrestrials in a rural portion of the state of New Hampshire from September 19 to September 20, 1961. It was the first widely publicized report of an alien abduction in the United States.

The incident came to be called the "Hill Abduction" and the "Zeta Reticuli Incident" because the couple stated they had been kidnapped by aliens who claimed to be from the Zeta Reticuli system. Their story was adapted into the best-selling 1966 book The Interrupted Journey and the 1975 television movie The UFO Incident. In September 2016, plans were announced to make a film based on the events, with an unknown release date.

Most of Betty Hill's notes, tapes, and other items have been placed in the permanent collection at the University of New Hampshire, her alma mater. In July 2011, the state Division of Historical Resources marked the site of the alleged craft's first approach with a historical marker.

MYSTERY IN MAINE: The Allagash UFO Abductions

Called “undeniable evidence of alien intervention” this documentary features interviews with the men who report being abducted by aliens while canoeing the Allagash in Northern Maine in 1976.

The story of four young men (twins Jim Weiner and Jack Weiner with friends Charles Foltz and Charles Rak) venturing into the Maine wilderness and returning changed men has been told many times in many forms from the 1993 book by Raymond E. Fowler “The Allagash Abductions: Undeniable Evidence of Alien Intervention” to features on unsolved mysteries and “Abducted by UFOs”.

What Were the Mysterious “Foo Fighters” Sighted by WWII Night Flyers?

Toward the end of World War 2, mission updates from the 415th Night Fighter Squadron took a mysterious turn. Along with details of dogfights over the German-occupied Rhine Valley, pilots began reporting inexplicable lights following their aircraft.

One night in November 1944, a Bristol Beaufighter crew—pilot Edward Schlueter, radar observer Donald J. Meiers, and intelligence officer Fred Ringwald—was flying along the Rhine north of Strasbourg. They described seeing “eight to 10 bright orange lights off the left wing…flying through the air at high speed.” Neither the airborne radar nor ground control registered anything nearby. “Schlueter turned toward the lights and they disappeared,” the report continued. “Later they appeared farther away. The display continued for several minutes and then disappeared.” Meiers gave these objects a name, taking a nonsense word used by characters in the popular “Smokey Stover” firefighter cartoon: “foo fighters.”

Why ''Flying Saucer''?

A flying saucer (also referred to as "a flying disc") is a descriptive term for a supposed type of flying craft having a disc or saucer-shaped body, commonly used generically to refer to an anomalous flying object. The term was coined in 1930[1] but has generally been supplanted since 1952 by the United States Air Force term unidentified flying objects or UFOs. Early reported sightings of unknown "flying saucers" usually described them as silver or metallic, sometimes reported as covered with navigation lights or surrounded with a glowing light, hovering or moving rapidly, either alone or in tight formations with other similar craft, and exhibiting high maneuverability.

While disc-shaped flying objects have been interpreted as being sporadically recorded since the Middle Ages, the first recorded use of the term "flying saucer" for an unidentified flying object was to describe a probable meteor that fell over Texas and Oklahoma on June 17, 1930. "Some who saw the weird light described it as a huge comet, a flaming flying saucer, a great red glow, a ball of fire."The term "flying saucer" had been in use since 1890 to describe a clay pigeon shooting target,which resembles a classic UFO shape.

Kenneth Arnold's Sighting

Arnold's sighting was followed by thousands of similar sightings across the world. Such sightings were once very common, to such an extent that "flying saucer" was a synonym for UFO through the 1960s before it began to fall out of favor. A lot of sightings of the cigar-shaped UFO were reported following it.[3] More recently, the flying saucer has been largely supplanted by other alleged UFO-related vehicles, such as the black triangle.[citation needed] In fact, the term UFO was invented in 1952, to try to reflect the wider diversity of shapes being seen. However, unknown saucer-like objects are still reported, such as in the widely publicized 2006 sighting over Chicago-O'Hare airport.

List of reported UFO sightings

This is a partial, but extensive list by date of sightings of alleged unidentified flying objects (UFOs), including reports of close encounters and abductions. The first listing is from 1440 BCE and the most recent is from November 8, 2018. Interesting information.

Roswell Theories

In 1947 the United States and other countries were in the midst of a “flying saucer” craze, as people reported seeing strange objects in the sky that they claimed were spacecraft piloted by aliens. It was against this background that a rancher, W.W. (“Mac”) Brazel, discovered some unusual debris near Roswell, New Mexico, in June. The material included tinfoil, rubber strips, and sticks. The following month he took the items to the Roswell sheriff, who in turn contacted the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF). After collecting the wreckage, the RAAF issued an extraordinary press release that stated that a “flying disc” had been retrieved from a local ranch. The Roswell Daily Record immediately picked up the press release, and on July 8 the story was printed with the headline “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region.”

Almost immediately, however, the military announced that the “saucer” had actually been a weather balloon carrying a radar target—a device somewhat like a box kite, made of foiled paper fastened to a balsa wood frame. The Roswell Morning Dispatch noted the new claim in a July 9, 1947, story entitled “Army Debunks Roswell Flying Disk as World Simmers with Excitement.” However, the article also included an interview with Brazel, who did not believe that the debris he discovered was from a weather balloon. (The portions of the debris most puzzling to Brazel may in fact have been from a radar target.)

UFOs in the Bible

Looking at UFOs in the Bible may require a paradigm shift but for those people who are open-minded, they will see humankind and life from a new perspective. Author of “Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in the Holy Bible” and frequent guest of History Channel’s Ancient Aliens series, Reverend Michael J.S. Carter takes ancient astronaut theory to its next developmental step suggesting that our ancient ancestors mistook extraterrestrial visitors for all powerful deities and that off-world intelligences shaped early religious teachings.


UFO Sightings - January 4-8, 2019 Submissions Compilation(Raw Footage)

Inside Area 51 Bob Lazar New Documentary

Area 51, flying saucers from another world - and the program to create a fierce technology. Bob Lazar has lived a wild life. He remains the singular most famous and controversial name in the world of UFOs. The reason you know about Area 51 is because Lazar came forward and told you about it. His disclosures have turned his life upside-down and he has tried to stay out of the spotlight. For this reason, he has never let any filmmaker into the private world of his daily life - that is - until now. Jeremy Corbell’s film will explore Lazar’s claims through the lens of thirty years - providing rare and never before revealed footage - guaranteed to alter the landscape of the debate.

Exeter UFO Incident

The Exeter incident was a highly publicized UFO sighting that occurred on September 3, 1965, approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of Exeter, New Hampshire, in the neighboring town of Kensington. Although several separate sightings had been made by numerous witnesses in the weeks leading up to September 3, the specific incident, eventually to become by far the most famous, involved a local teenager and two police officers. At approximately 2 a.m. on September 3, 1965, 

Norman Muscarello was hitchhiking to his parents' home in Exeter along NH 150. Muscarello, 18, had recently graduated from high school and was about to leave for service in the United States Navy. He had been visiting his girlfriend at her parents' home in nearby Amesbury, Massachusetts; since he did not own a car, he would catch a ride to and from his girlfriend's home. However, at that time of night there was little traffic on the highway, and as he walked he noticed five flashing red lights in some nearby woods. The lights illuminated the woods and a nearby farmhouse. (The farm belonged to the Dining family, who were not at home at the time.) The lights soon moved towards him, and Muscarello became terrified and dived into a ditch. The lights moved away and hovered near the Dining farmhouse before going back into the woods. Muscarello ran to the farmhouse, pounded on the door and yelled for help, but no one answered. When he saw a car coming down the road, he ran into the road and forced it to stop. The couple in the car drove him to the Exeter police station.

At the police station Muscarello told his story to officer Reginald Toland, who worked the night desk. Toland, who knew Muscarello, was impressed by his obvious fear and agitated state. Toland radioed police officer Eugene Bertrand, Jr., who earlier in the evening had passed a distressed woman sitting in her car on NH 108. When Bertrand stopped and asked if she had a problem, the woman told him that a "huge object with flashing red lights" had been following her car for 12 miles (19 km) and stopped over her car before flying away. Bertrand considered her a "kook", but did stay with her for approximately 15 minutes until she had calmed down and was ready to resume her drive.

After arriving at the police station and hearing Muscarello's story, Bertrand decided to drive back to the Dining farm with Muscarello to investigate the field where he had seen the UFO.

1952: UFOs Over Washington, D.C.

By 1952, according to MUFON's Easter, UFO fever was at such a high pitch that sighting reports started to clog telephone networks. The buzz hit a crescendo during two consecutive July weekends with a series of visual and radar sightings over Washington, D.C.

The military explained the wave of sightings on a temperature inversion, which can cause interference with light and radar. Skeptical members of the UFO community, however, see the time frame as the beginnings of a government-orchestrated mission to squelch the UFO phenomenon by making fun of the people who reported the sightings.

Oberg says the government was concerned about the flood of calls - it was interfering with communications. Security experts reasoned that enemies could purposely spread UFO panic to tie up lines of communication as they dropped bombs on U.S. cities. Instead of debunking the UFOs - which was an option studied - the military shored up its communications systems.

To The Stars Academy

To The Stars Academy strives to be a powerful vehicle for change by creating a consortium among science, aerospace and entertainment that will work collectively to allow gifted researchers the freedom to explore exotic science and technologies with the infrastructure and resources to rapidly transition them to products that can change the world.

"I believe what is required now is a more concerted effort by individuals from all branches of learning: in both the “hard” and the “soft” sciences, to be sure, but also in terms of the arts, for the imaginative “thinking outside the box” quality that artists, musicians, and writers bring to the table. (Think of Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick, for example.) For this effort to succeed, we need participation by everyone: every field of human endeavor, every race, every ethnicity, every religion (agnostics and atheists as well), every gender, every age, every political persuasion. No one has a monopoly on truth; everyone has a piece of the puzzle. We are all blind men with the UFO elephant in the room, and we can only know this particular elephant by pooling all of our impressions, all of our resources."

- Peter Levenda, co-author of Sekret Machines non-fiction series Gods, Man & War.


NASA's Alien Anomalies caught on film

In the video below all these examples (with the exception of the second-to-last one) were captured on film by NASA astronauts or Russian Cosmonauts over the past half-century - showing many amazing examples from different eras - Gemini, Apollo, Apollo/Soyuz Test Project, Skylab, STS, the ISS, plus a couple Russian-source additions from their unmanned Zond and Mir Space Station programs as well thrown in to round things out. The second last example is the only one in the compilation that features footage that was not taken in space and is not official-source (NASA or Soviet/Russian Space Agency). That clip shows an LTP (Lunar Transient Phenomenon) event captured through a camera connected to the eyepiece of a terrestrial-based telescope that luckily was being focused on the Moon at the time. In this case, the LTP manifests as an object transiting across the face of the lunar disc. Many thanks to amateur astronomer Alberto Mayer of Italy for doing a wonderful job of filming this stunning event (and for stacking the footage for us all to see). While the examples you will see here captured on film can all be "officially" classified as "unidentified" objects, that absolutely does NOT mean that NASA, the DoD, and certain elements within the scientific community worldwide are completely in the dark as to what these things you are seeing are. Make no mistake: The Powers That Be are indeed aware of far more about our mysterious Universe than they are ever willing to admit to us. We, the plebeian masses of this planet, are being held in a state of enforced ignorance, deemed not worthy of knowing the full truth by those who are REALLY "running the show" down here on Earth. As this video shows over and over again however, there are indeed snippets of that amazing truth that have been left scattered about the official government archives over the decades, there for us to find so we may begin to educate ourselves about what is the most monumental cover up in human history - where the only thing more incredible than the lies is the truth!

Britain's Roswell: what really happened in the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident?

Dubbed “Britain’s Roswell”, the Rendlesham Forest incident, which took place over a series of nights in December 1980, continues to fascinate UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists. It is easy to understand why.

“This was not some vague ‘lights in the sky’ sighting – the UFO actually landed.” 

– Nick Pope, a Ministry of Defence employee from 1985 to 2006.

In late December 1980, there was a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights near Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, which have become linked with claims of UFO landings. The events occurred just outside RAF Woodbridge, which was used at the time by the United States Air Force (USAF). USAF personnel, including deputy base commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles I. Halt, claimed to see things they described as a UFO sighting.

The occurrence is the most famous of claimed UFO events to have happened in the United Kingdom,ranking among the best-known reported UFO events worldwide. It has been compared to the Roswell UFO incident in the United States and is sometimes referred to as "Britain's Roswell".

The UK Ministry of Defence stated the event posed no threat to national security, and it therefore never was investigated as a security matter. Sceptics have explained the sightings as a misinterpretation of a series of nocturnal lights: a fireball, the Orfordness Lighthouse and bright stars.

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