On the drive back home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire after a trip to Montreal Québec, Betty and Barney Hill caught sight of a UFO. The object followed them down the highway for some before swooping in over top of their car, producing some strange noises, and suddenly disappearing. But when the Hills reflected on the sequence of events that night, they realized that more had happened than they’d remembered. After undergoing hypnotherapy, the couple recovered memories of being taken aboard an extraterrestrial spaceship and subjected to intrusive medical examinations. This was the first widely publicized UFO case in modern history to involve so-called “missing time,” and it brought the subject of alien abduction to a world audience.
In February, a former radio reporter related his encounter in 1979 at the so-called Bridgewater Triangle in southeastern Massachusetts.
I tracked down the other radio reporter in the car at that time, and there’s some starling new information that will have you wondering what really took place.
“Generally speaking, I thought the people who especially saw — before I spotted this device — I thought people who saw stuff like that were definitely a little nuts in the head. They were crackpots,” said Steve Sbraccia. “Now I have a different attitude about certain sightings.”
Until I tracked him down, now a television reporter at NBC17 in Raleigh, N.C., Sbraccia said he hadn’t really talked about what happened to him and then fellow Boston radio reporter Jerry Lopes on March 23, 1979. After a long day at work, in the same car, they were heading to the Raynham dog track, coming down Route 24 where it meets Route 106 in West Bridgewater.
“And I was driving and I said, ‘Ah gee, you see that?’ As we’re getting off the exit, it’s a strange object in the sky. It looked like sort of a baseball home plate,” Sbraccia said.
“We noticed a couple of other automobiles pulled off the side of the road, and we decided to do the same thing,” Sbraccia said. “To get a good view of the thing, I had to get out of the passenger side and stand next to the vehicle. And when I did, we saw this, this, this thing coming at us with this very bright light very much like this. And it passed directly overhead.”
Sbraccia said it was as big as three Boeing 707s, wingtip to wingtip. It hovered for a couple of minutes, and then took off.
If that first close encounter wasn’t bizarre enough for Steve and Jerry — and apparently many others along where Route 24 meets Route 106 — wait until you hear what happened next.
Sbraccia at the time lived in Newton, Mass., about 30 miles away, and Jerry, about 20 miles away in Braintree, Mass.
“It was about 10 o’clock at night, and I was out jogging, and I saw the, I saw the same thing again. Now, I’m figuring at this point I must be crazy. I must be. How could I see the same thing within two days?” Sbraccia said.
He called Jerry.
“Flash forward two more days from that … and he is coming back from a friend’s house. It’s about 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, he sees the same thing. He sees the light and so forth. But Jerry, because he was mobile and because he was in an urban area, he was able to get to the Braintree police station. He goes into the police station, he talks to the police officers and drags three of them out to the parking lot of the police station, and all four of them sit there and observe the thing,” Sbraccia said.
A reporter for The Enterprise of Brockton picked up the story and discovered that two credible radio news reporters weren’t the only ones who saw this thing.
Steve and Jerry started digging deeper. They checked with nearby Air Force and Navy bases.
“The FAA, no radar returns. Logan Airport in Boston,” Sbraccia said, “no radar returns. That bothered us tremendously.”
And that was that.
Until a few years later, it was revealed the U.S. had stealth technology, the ability to hide aircraft from radar. Its development went back to 1977.
“One of the thoughts I had was ‘Hey, maybe this was some kind of stealth technology that we have.’ The problem that I have with that is the shape and the size of the object. It doesn’t look like anything that we still are flying right now even with stealth technology,” Sbraccia said.
Then in 1990, mass UFO sightings over Belgium — 13,000 reports in all — caught Sbraccia’s eye.
“Several photographs of it were taken,” Sbraccia said. “This is a thing that’s almost identical to what we saw. If you look very closely, there’s that triangle shape, there’s the home-plate shape.”
What if it is “ours” and the public just doesn’t know about it?
“Why would they be flying it over Route 24 in Raynham? Why would they be flying it all over Europe, which would get all the public in a tizzy?” Sbraccia said.
“Is it a UFO from another star system? I don’t know. Is it something inter-dimensional? I don’t know. Is it a time machine? I don’t know. I still don’t know what it was,” Sbraccia said. “Even if like 5 percent of the stuff is real and the other 95 percent is fake or hoax, 5 percent is still a lot.”
“Billions of stars, billions of galaxies … Maybe we’re being visited. Maybe we’re a test lab somewhere,” Sbraccia said. “All I know is that it was something different, something unique, and something that I can’t fully explain.”
We have all heard our share of alien stories and great movies have been made out of them. However at one point or the other you might have asked yourself. Do we have aliens living among us? This is a question that has been there for generation.
However, one thing that is common place in these stories is the sighting of unidentified flying objects or UFOs. Although mostly dismissed as stories for comic books, history has put down many sightings even in ancient times. They are just described differently; some document them as angels, demons, flying dragons and great lights in the sky etc.
Canada is no exception and although there are many photographs of UFO sightings Canada on the internet. 1967 was the year the UFO question was most relevant. Remember this is the year that Canada hosted the world expo. This went to show that Canada was a modern country and most all enlightened.
The UFO age however originated from its neighbor to the south the USA. However what perhaps best describes how the Canadian UFO experience started is the story of one of Kenneth Arnold a pilot and business man. He described seeing what is commonly known as a flying saucer on June 24 1967. While on route to search for a missing c-46 air force transporter lost near Mount Reiner on his aircraft. Kenneth Arnold recalled seeing a flash of light as he flew over the mountain side.
It was a good day to fly. No clouds just blue skies all the way. At first he recalled he was startled as he thought he was about to collide with another aircraft but there was no aircraft near enough. Then he saw another flash and this time it was clearer. He saw bright objects in formation headed in the direction to Mount Reiner from Mount Baker. He watched in dismay as the objects neither had wings or tails the way normal aircrafts did. Instead the objects were flat and had a fairly circular shape. They also travelled at incredible speed; Arnold using his watch estimated it at 2000 miles per hour. He watched for about three minutes as the objects disappeared from sight over Mount Adams.
This show takes a look at a little-known UFO encounter off Maury Island, Washington which happened two weeks before the famous Roswell, New Mexico crash.
The incident took place shortly after June 21, 1947. On that date, seaman Harold A. Dahl, out scavenging for drifting logs, claimed to have seen six UFOs near Maury Island (which is now a peninsula of Vashon Island, in Puget Sound, near Tacoma, Washington, United States; Maury Island is located directly across a narrow section of Puget Sound from Sea-Tac International Airport and Boeing Field). Dahl, his son Charles, an unnamed hand and Dahl’s dog were on the boat. Dahl reported seeing four, five or six (the initial FBI report says four or five) “doughnut-shaped objects” flying in formation over the area where his boat was. He said he could see blue sky through the holes in the center of the discs, and that there appeared to be port holes lining the inside of the ring. One of the craft appeared to be malfunctioning, Dahl reported, and another craft edged up to it, then retreated. At this point the troubled craft began ejecting objects through the inner port holes. Slag-like material began hitting the boat and damaged the windshield, the wheel house and a light fixture, and killed his dog on the deck. He said his son was also slightly injured by falling debris. Dahl claimed to have taken a number of photographs of the UFOs, and recovered some type of slag ejected from the craft that malfunctioned. Dahl also recovered samples of sheaves of lightweight white sheets of metal that fluttered like “newspapers” out from the inner ring of the troubled UFO to the ground.
The next morning, Dahl reported a man arrived at his home and invited him to breakfast at a nearby diner; Dahl accepted the invitation. He described the man as wearing a black suit and driving a new 1947 Buick; Dahl assumed he was a military or government representative. Dahl claimed the man told him details of the UFO sighting while they ate, though Dahl had not related his account publicly. The man also allegedly gave Dahl a non-specific warning which Dahl took as a threat that his family might be harmed if he related details of the sighting.
Some confusion and debate over Dahl’s statements have occurred. Dahl later claimed the UFO sighting was a hoax, but has also claimed the sighting was accurate, but he had claimed it was a hoax to avoid bringing harm to his family.
On March 25, 1948 a UFO spacecraft of extraterrestrial origin crashed in a place called Aztec, New Mexico. Sixteen alien bodies were discovered dead inside. The alien bodies and all evidence of their spacecraft were soon transported by government officials to Wright Patterson Air force Base where all traces of this event disappeared in secrecy.
This program documents the shocking facts around this disturbing mystery and includes interviews with leading UFO researchers, a walking tour of the crash site, a tour of the secret US radar station that tracked the UFO crash and the story of an intensive government investigation into alien biology and space technology.
“The Maury Island Incident” is a short film based on a long-forgotten UFO encounter that happened off Maury Island, WA on June 21, 1947. This often-overlooked incident happened just two days before Ken Arnold’s Mount Rainier sighting, which spawned the phrase ‘flying saucers,’ and 16 days before the infamous Roswell crash. It also included what is considered by many experts to be the first “Men in Black” encounter as well.
Directed by Scott Schaefer and Written by Steve Edmiston.
The photos captured in Barra da Tijuca Brazil on May 7, 1952 have been debated since they originally appeared in an “Extra” feature booklet with the May 1952 issue of “O Cruziero” magazine. The strange object came from the sea, with great speed, and was viewed for over a minute. It was gray-blue, absolutely silent and without a trace of smoke or flames.
The story of the black knight UFO begins way back in 1899 with a signal which was picked up by Nikola Tesla, coming from space. This signal was picked up again on various occasions in the 1920′s by radio enthusiasts and there were many sightings by astronomers who watched and studied it. It made newspapers in the 1950′s and 1960′s. Pictures were taken in the 1960′s. In the 1970′s the signal was decoded and was a diagram of epsilon bootes star system. This is an amazing story.
It was June of 1965 when Major James McDivitt saw and photographed a glowing egg – shaped object which approached the Gemini IV capsule while orbiting the Earth. There was another UFO reported to Nasa the folowing day. It was seen over the window. The second object was cylindircal – shaped and emmited a silvery light.
In June 1965, Major James McDivitt saw, filmed, and photographed an object, which approached the Gemini IV (3rd June — 7th June 1965) capsule in which they were orbiting the Earth, passing over Hawaii. He stated: “It had a very definite shape – a cylindrical object – it was white – it had a long arm that stuck out on the side.”
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Retired Navajo Ranger speaks about a UFO sighting on the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona that was seen the night before the famous Phoenix Lights. The Phoenix Lights UFO event was witnessed by thousands of Arizona residents on March 13, 1997.