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Crop circles in a pond? That’s the first impression one might have thought upon seeing the mysterious impressions that formed in the cold water in Eden, N.Y.
Local resident Peggy Gervase was standing on the deck of her home Friday evening when she first noticed a series of perfectly circular holes in a nearby pond behind her house.
“I took a couple pictures of the pond and I put it on Facebook because I’d never seen this before in our pond,” Gervase told Buffalo NBC TV affiliate WGRZ. “It’s eerie, in a way, and cool in a way. It’s crop circles, crop, pond, water, ice circles — just circles.”
Crop circles are widely known as patterns of circular formations that have appeared in the fields of many countries. Explanations ranging from man-made to natural phenomena to alleged extraterrestrials all purport to reveal what created the circles.
It’s the most popular file in the FBI Vault—our high-tech electronic reading room housing various Bureau records released under the Freedom of Information Act. Over the past two years, this file has been viewed nearly a million times. Yet, it is only a single page, relaying an unconfirmed report that the FBI never even followed up on.
The file in question is a memo dated March 22, 1950—63 years ago last week. It was authored by Guy Hottel, then head of our field office in Washington, D.C. (see sidebar below for a brief biography). Like all memos to FBI Headquarters at that time, it was addressed to Director J. Edgar Hoover and recorded and indexed in FBI records.
The subject of the memo was anything but ordinary. It related a story told to one of our agents by a third party who said an Air Force investigator had reported that three “flying saucers” were recovered in New Mexico. The memo provided the following detail:
“They [the saucers] were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only three feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed fliers and test pilots.”
After relaying an informant’s claim that the saucers had been found because the government’s “high-powered radar” in the area had interfered with “the controlling mechanism of the saucers,” the memo ends simply by saying that “[n]o further evaluation was attempted” concerning the matter by the FBI agent.
Ufology, a word not recognised by the dictionary, yet a word well recognised around the world. The study of the UFO phenomena and it’s related subjects. But is Ufology changing and are we starting to see new faces with their own way of investigation?
Since the early 20th century there have been many famous and well known UFO investigators, such as Robert Charroux, Jacques Vallée, Jenny Randles, Stanton Friedman, Jaime Maussan, Robert Dean, Steven Greer, Budd Hopkins and John Mack to name but a few as there are too many to list in this article.
But as modern times move forward and our lifestyles change with it, so does Ufology, and we are now seeing a new generation of UFO investigators. These investigators are fresh and have their own way of doing things, without following the ‘sheep’ of Ufology doing things the way that the older generation like things doing. In other words, ‘enough of the text books’ and boring stuff, lets get ‘hands on’.
It’s quite easy for anyone starting out investigating the phenomena to get sucked in and led by the ways of old, relying on second hand information and research. But now we see fresh ways of doing things with investigators who physically get involved and get outside with their own equipment, getting their own results and information. I’m not saying that the older generation of UFO investigators didn’t do this, but it’s clear that in some respect, many of them simply did not bother to get their hands dirty.
A UFO investigation is underway today after a chef filmed an oval-shaped object hovering over a Scots wood.
Adrian Musat, 40, of Pitlochry, Perthshire, was stunned when he saw the spooky white light floating over Clunie Wood.
He grabbed his video camera and recorded the mysterious light, before sending the tape off to supernatural investigators, the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA).
The father-of-one, who lives with his wife Nicolete and two-year-old son Alex, said: “I have never seen anything like it.
“I watch out the window every day and we have a beautiful view, but I have never seen such a strange thing. It didn’t make any noise.”
Adrian first saw the unexplained sight from his home at 7.30am on the morning of Bonfire Night before it reappeared 10 hours later.
He said the flashing UFO, which was flying above the woodland near Loch Fiskally, was about five metres wide and its colours were constantly changing.
While a definitive explanation has not been found, several elements suggest a prosaic answer.
The supposed UFO appears more or less directly over the research station; it also appears to be nearly perfectly round and about the right size for a balloon. Neumayer-Station III, a scientific research station, carries out tests and experiments in a wide variety of areas, including geophysics, meteorology and atmospheric chemistry.
Weather balloons are used extensively to study and sample the atmosphere at different times and altitudes above Antarctica.
UFO sighting have been reported in dozens of locations across Britain, with silver suited “faceless humanoids” in West Wales and suspicious-looking “men in black” in Lincolnshire, according to Ministry of Defence documents.
The documents, published by the National Archives for the first time today, detail a bizarre list of weird and wonderful alien sightings.
They include abductions, shape-shifting objects at a Chelsea football ground and one report from a 1950s pilot who said his experience of a “brightly illuminated object” had been accepted as “quite routine”.
The 6,700 pages of documents, compiled by the Ministry of Defence in relation to UFOs and extraterrestrials, have now been published online.
One describes a host of alien sighting in West Wales during 1977, with local MP Nicholas Edwards complaining he had been “inundated” with reports from constituents.
A man who was taking pictures of his pet cats was in for a surreal surprise. When he was leafing through the pictures that he had clicked, he noticed a blurred outline of a toddler in the background of one of his pictures.
When he investigated, he learnt that there had been an incident of cot death in the same apartment years ago, reports Daily Mail.
That explained why the television changes channels on its own and why sometimes the lights flickered without anyone playing with the switches.
The man, who lives with his girlfriend, says that they have felt a supernatural presence in the apartment. Their pets also act strangely at times as if they can feel someone’s presence inside the house.
The couple were not scared to learn about the presence of toddler’s ghost whom they have named ‘Johnny Junior’. They do not have any plans to move out as they feel that the ghost is a friendly one and has no plans to harm them.
Alien abductions make for a good sci-fi plot devices, but it’s easy to forget that we walk among people — in the real world — who claim to have been visited, beamed up and probed by little gray men.
New York photographer Steven Hirsch, 63, has met many of these people face to face. He visited this year’s International UFO Conference to meet, photograph and interview people who avow close contact with extraterrestrials.
“I don’t want my audience to have any preconceptions about these people before they see my images and read their words,” says Hirsch of his Little Sticky Legs project. “My interviews barely break the surface of what is going on in their lives … or in their minds.”
Hirsch, who has freelanced for the New York Post for 18 years, makes a habit of shooting fringe members of society and gleaning their thoughts. Past subjects have included those leaving the Manhattan Criminal Court Building and Crustypunks in the parks of NYC.
For his profile photos and interviews, the fast-talking New Yorker actually shuts up and listens.
“I’m not an analyst, my questions are not intended to find answers but to allow people to tell us their stories. Courthouse Confessions, Crustypunks and Little Sticky Legs are all about storytelling. Their stories, not mine,” says Hirsch. “We’ve become desensitized to the TV sound bite. With these projects we can stare at the picture. Stare into their eyes. Feel their angst. It’s a very simple approach. There’s no distractions.”
Reports of alien abduction are a relatively new phenomena, with regular accounts emerging only in the 1960s. Estimates on the number of abductions vary wildly, from millions (unlikely) to thousands (more likely). It’s safe to say there are hundreds of reported cases in any given year.
A UFO caught on tape over France, showing several white orbs flying like no known aircraft, has been enhanced and analyzed. What is it?
The video, shot out a window overlooking an unidentified French city, catches at least five, silvery disk-shaped saucers several miles away on the horizon.As the videographer realizes he’s not looking at airplanes, he zooms in on the objects just enough to see they are not birds and not any kind of aircraft usually flying over a busy metropolitan city.