July 3, Date that public learned in newspapers: July 8, Location: Many people have heard of the Roswell UFO crash, but very few people know the details of the incident.
Selected Sources Author's Note: A recent report from NIDS, published in August of has now reassessed this hypothesis and brought once again into question, the source of the large, flying triangles, with the following observation: As you read the following analysis, bear in mind the context in which it was written inon the heels of wide publicity for the NIDS DOD hypothesis.
That said, each day that now passes only adds to the case that the January 5, UFO over Illinois was not a military aircraft. And we all know where that leads.
Since that time, the incident has been viewed by many as one of the most substantial UFO sightings in the history of the phenomenon, due almost entirely to the testimonials given by the law enforcement officers involved.
Because of this, the sighting has also been targeted for critical and not-so-critical analysis by UFO investigative organizations, as well as the media and has sparked the curiosity of members of the United States government and the military. As a result of my involvement in the production of a documentary that details this UFO sighting, I have had the opportunity to correspond with some of the witnesses over a period of time and stay in touch with developments regarding the sighting.
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He was stunned by its size, the strange slowness of its movement, the total lack of sound from the object and the light display on the underside, which he approximated to be maybe individual lights spaced evenly across the entire undersurface.
Noll observes the object over Highland, Illinois. Illinois UFO, January 5, " An unrecognizable aerial object was next reported seen at approximately 4: Due to the darkness of the sky at 4: Noll was unable to see a triangular shape.
In his rendition of the object, he drew a rectangular box, which is how the UFO is represented in two accurate television documentaries: The UFO approaches an Illinois police officer at approximately 4: Video Frame from "The Edge of Reality: Officer Barton thought the dispatcher was joking until it was made clear that the call was serious.
He turned on his emergency overhead lights and proceeded south on Rt. Barker's groundwork cleared the way for the Discovery Channel to gain access to the radio tape recordings. While Officer Barton traveled eastbound on Illinois Rt.
He reported the object to be at least twice the size of a C-5 cargo plane foot wingspan. The witness said there were bright lights around the perimeter and the shape triangular could be likened to a boomerang, very wide.
He saw no light at the rear.
It moved very slowly about the speed of a C-5 landing and he could hear a slight sound; likened to a well-tuned V-8 engine at about 40 feet distance. The object moved westerly toward Lebanon. Officer Barton filed a police report with sketches that described a very large triangular-shaped aircraft.I was the weak-willed victim of a tourist trap when I bought this unworthy book, during a pass through Roswell on a cross-country vacation.
I found Roswell to be a really fun town, with a good sense of humor as the locals cash in on their town's notoriety, in a jovial tongue-in-cheek fashion. In , what's regarded as the first modern UFO sighting took place as private pilot Kenneth Arnold, an Idaho businessman, reported seeing nine silvery objects flying in a "weaving formation" near Mount Rainier in Washington.
It’s the mother of all UFO sightings, but no object was actually observed flying in the Roswell incident. In the summer of , rancher William “Mac” Brazel discovered mysterious debris in one of his New Mexico pastures, including metallic rods, chunks of plastic and unusual, papery scraps.
A Brief History of UFOs.
Note: The information below highlights important events related to the UFO phenomenon since the beginning of World War II. Kevin D. Randle, Captain, U.S.A.F.R., is the author of Project Moondust, Conspiracy of Silence, and A History of UFO Crashes, and the co-author of UFO Crash at Roswell and The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell.
A Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve, he is considered the foremost expert on the Roswell incident, and is well known as a serious researcher of extraterrestrial phenomena.
Roswell - 66 years of alien lore. Something crashed into the New Mexico desert in , some still believe it was a flying saucer.