List of reported UFO sightings
Second (2nd) millennium BCE
|Date||Name||City, State||Country||Description||Sources||Hynek Scale|
|ca. 1440 BCE||Fiery disks||Lower Egypt||Ancient Egypt||It was reported by the scribes of the pharaoh, Thutmose III, that "fiery disks" were encountered floating over the skies. It was later recorded on the Tulli Papyrus.||||1|
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|343 BCE||Torch in the sky||Open sea, between Greece and Sicily||Ancient Greece||According to Diodorus Siculus, the Greek general Timoleon sighted a torch in the sky while he was sailing with his fleet. The torch guided the Greek ships until they reached Sicily.||||1|
|214 BCE||ships in the sky||Rome, Italia||Roman Republic||Livy records a number of portents in the winter of this year, including navium speciem de caelo adfulsisse ("an appearance of ships had shone forth from the sky").||Livy's Ab Urbe Condita Libri||1|
|74 BCE||flame-like "pithoi" from the sky||Phrygia, Asia||Roman Republic||According to Plutarch, a Roman army commanded by Lucullus was about to begin a battle with Mithridates VI of Pontus when "all on a sudden, the sky burst asunder, and a huge, flame-like body was seen to fall between the two armies. In shape, it was most like a wine-jar, and in colour, like molten silver." Plutarch reports the shape of the object as like a wine-jar (pithos). The apparently silvery object was reported by both armies.||||1|
|66 BCE||sparks of growing light||Rome||Roman Republic||The Roman author and naturalist, Pliny the Elder, described a "spark" that fell to earth, becoming as large as the moon before returning to the sky.||||1|
|70||signs in the sky during the siege of Jerusalem||Jerusalem, Iudaea||Roman Empire||A bright light over the Temple in Jerusalem. On a later day, "ὤφθη μετέωρα περὶ πᾶσαν τὴν χώραν ἅρματα καὶ φάλαγγες ἔνοπλοι διᾴττουσαι τῶν νεφῶν καὶ κυκλούμεναι τὰς πόλεις" ("there appeared in the air over the whole country chariots and armed troops coursing through the clouds, surrounding the cities").||The Jewish War||1|
|ca. 150||100 foot "beast" accompanied by a "maiden"||Via Campana, Latium et Campana||Roman Empire||On a sunny day near the Via Campana, a road connecting Rome and Capua, a single witness, probably Hermas the brother of Pope Pius I, saw "a 'beast' like a piece of pottery (ceramos) about 100 feet in size, multicolored on top and shooting out fiery rays, landed in a dust cloud, accompanied by a "maiden" clad in white. Vision 4.1-3. in The Shepherd of Hermas.||||3|
|196||angel hair||Rome||Rom Emp||Historian Cassius Dio described "A fine rain resembling silver descended from a clear sky upon the Forum of Augustus." He used some of the material to plate some of his bronze coins, but by the fourth day afterwards the silvery coating was gone.||||2|
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|776||Flaming shields of reddish color||Sigiburg, Throtmanni||Francia||According to a section from the Annales Laurissenses maiores, Saxons besieging the Sigiburg Castle, encountered a craft bearing "the likeness of two large flaming shields reddish in color" floating overhead, thus frightening off the invaders.||||2|
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|815||Magonia||Lyons, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes||Francia||The Carolingian archbishop, Agobard of Lyons, described in his De Grandine et Tonitruis ("On Hail and Thunder") of a "certain region called Magonia from whence come ships in the clouds", and how he prevented the stoning death of "three men and a woman who said they had fallen from these same ships."||||1|
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|1561-04-14||1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg||Nuremberg||Holy Roman Empire||The 1561 celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg has been interpreted by some UFO authors as an aerial battle of extraterrestrial spacecraft.|
|1566-08-07||1566 celestial phenomenon over Basel||Basel||Switzerland||A broadsheet published in 1566 depicted numerous spherical objects appearing out of the sun. This event is depicted in a 16th-century woodcut by Samuel Coccius (Samuel Koch) and Samuel Apiarius.||||1|
|1595-10-15||Strange comet-like object that stayed fixed on the sky and which wasn't found in any catalog of known comets||Târgoviște||Wallachia||About the time of Michael the Brave's attack on Târgoviște which was occupied by the Ottoman Army there were reports of a bizarre "comet" that appeared in the city, staying pinned on the sky and shining over the Wallachian camp. Reportedly, it stayed there for about two hours before vanishing.||;mentioned by a Transylvanian newspaper and an Italian-language report||1|
|1609-09-26||Shiny object like "a bowl/washbasin" making "a thunderous sound" and flying "fast like an arrow"||Ganseong-gun, Wonju-mok, Gangreung-bu, Chuncheon-bu, & Yangyang-bu; Gangwon-do Province, Kingdom of Joseon (all of them located in present-day Gangwon Province (South Korea)).||Kingdom of Joseon||Belatedly recorded in the Annals over a month late, on September 26, 1609, over "clear and cloudless" skies (three places recorded Sa hour (9-11 AM), one recorded Oh hour (noon), and one recorded Mi hour (1-3 PM)), a shiny object resembling "a bowl" or "a washbasin", suddenly appeared over the skies, made "a thunderous sound" and flew "fast like an arrow", and that "heaven and earth shook". It looked "as if it would land", but then it "tilted and rose", and then "it disappeared into sparks", with a comment that "it looked as if it was in the air by some energy".||Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, Diary of Gwanghaegun of Joseon||1|
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|1801||Hull||East Yorkshire||United Kingdom||In 1801, as reported in the Hull Packet, a fiery object is said to have appeared suddenly over the Humber, an immense moon-like globe with a black bar across the centre of its face. For a moment it bathed Hull and the Humber in a mysterious blue light. Then, it split into seven smaller fireballs and vanished.||||Nocturnal Lights|
|1803-02-22 or 03-24||Utsuro-bune at Haratono-hama||Eastern shore||Japan||On February 22 (or March 24) in 1803 local fishermen reportedly saw a vessel drifting in close-by waters. They say when they investigated it, "a beautiful young woman" they described as having red and white hair and dressed in strange clothes appeared. The fisherman claim she held a square box "that no one was allowed to touch" and she spoke to them in a language they never heard before. Modern UFO believers think this story was a credible document of a close encounter of the third kind in early Japan. Historians and Ethnologists consider it to be folklore.||||3|
|1883-08-12||José Bonilla Observation||Zacatecas Observatory, Zacatecas||Mexico||On August 12, 1883, the astronomer José Bonilla reported that he saw more than 300 dark, unidentified objects crossing the sun disk while observing sunspot activity at Zacatecas Observatory in Mexico. He was able to take several photographs, exposing wet plates at 1/100 second. It was subsequently determined that the objects were high-flying geese.||||0|
|1886-10-24||Maracaibo||Maracaibo||Venezuela||A letter from the US consulate in Maracaibo, Venezuela, was printed in the December 18, 1886 issue of Scientific American reporting a meteorological occurrence described as a bright light accompanied by a humming noise that caused occupants of a hut to become ill.||||2|
|1896–1897||Mystery airships||United States||Numerous reports of UFO sightings, attempted abductions that took place around the United States in a 2-year period.||1, 2 and 3|
|1897-04-17||Aurora, Texas, UFO incident||Aurora, Texas||United States||A tale of a UFO crash and a burial of its alien pilot in the local cemetery was sent to newspapers in Dallas and Fort Worth in April 1897 by local correspondent S.E. Hayden.||||3|
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|1909||Mystery airships||Otago||New Zealand||Strange moving lights and some solid bodies in the sky were seen around Otago and elsewhere in New Zealand, and were reported to newspapers.||||1|
|Miracle of the Sun||Fátima, Santarém District||Portugal||Thousands of people observed the sun gyrate and descend. This was later reinterpreted by Jacques Vallée, Joaquim Fernandes and Fina d'Armada as a possible UFO sighting, but not recognized as such due to cultural differences.||||1|
|1940s||Foo fighters||Over World War II theaters||Small metallic spheres and colorful balls of light repeatedly spotted and occasionally photographed worldwide by bomber crews during World War II.||||2|
|1941||Cape Girardeau UFO crash||Cape Girardeau, Missouri||United States||First responders and a Baptist minister allegedly view crashed spacecraft and alien bodies. Military arrives and swears witnesses to silence.||||3|
|1942||Hopeh Incident||Tsientsien, Hebei||Republic of China||Photographs show what is reported to be a UFO.||||2|
|1942-02-24||Battle of Los Angeles||Los Angeles, California||United States||Unidentified aerial objects trigger the firing of thousands of anti-aircraft rounds and raise the wartime alert status.||||2|
|1946||The Ghost Rockets||Mostly in Scandinavia, but also other European countries||Numerous UFO sightings were reported over Scandinavia, causing the Swedish Defense Staff to express concern.||||2|
|1946-05-18||UFO-Memorial Ängelholm||Ängelholm, Kristianstads County||Sweden||Gösta Karlsson reports seeing a flying saucer and its alien passengers. A model of it is now erected at the site.||||3|
|1947-06-21||Maury Island incident||Puget Sound near Maury Island, Washington||United States||Harold A. Dahl reported that his dog was killed and his son was injured by debris in an encounter with four to six flying doughnut-shaped objects. He also claimed that a witness was subsequently threatened by the Men in Black.||||2|
|1947-06-24||Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting||North of Mount Rainier, Washington||United States||The UFO sighting that sparked the name flying saucers. This sighting is considered as the start of the "Modern UFO era".||||0|
|1947-06/07||1947 UFO sightings||mostly Washington||United States||Several UFO sightings reported after the sighting of Kenneth Arnold.|||
|1947-06||Roswell UFO crash||about 30 mi north of Roswell, New Mexico||United States||United States Army Air Forces allegedly captured a crashed flying saucer and its alien occupants. The find was soon explained to be a weather balloon but regained attention since 1978 after investigation of S. T. Friedman.||||3|
|1947-07-23||Bauru Close Encounter||Bauru, São Paulo||Brazil||José Higgins, a topographer, reports a close encounter with three humanoid figures emerged from a UFO.||||3|
|1948||The Green Fireballs||United States||Objects were reported over several United States military bases; an official investigation followed.||||2|
|1948-01-07||Thomas Mantell||Kentucky||United States||US Air Force sent a fighter pilot to investigate a UFO sighting over Fort Knox, Kentucky; his aircraft crashed and the pilot was killed while pursuing the UFO.||||2|
|1948-07-24||Chiles-Whitted UFO encounter||Alabama||United States||Chiles and Whitted, American commercial pilots, reported that their airplane had nearly collided with a UFO||1|
|1948-10-01||Gorman dogfight||North Dakota||United States||A US Air Force pilot sighted and pursued a UFO for 27 minutes over Fargo, North Dakota.||||1|
|1948-10-15||Fukuoka Incident||Kyushu Island||Japan||The radar of a F-61 Black Widow detected a target below the aircraft. While the aircrew tried to intercept it, the pilot saw the object, which appeared as a stubby cigar; then the object accelerated and disappeared.||||2|
|1949||Aztec, New Mexico, UFO incident||New Mexico||United States||An alleged retrieval of a grounded UFO and its occupants from a plateau in New Mexico||3|
|1950-04-09||Fort Worth sighting||Fort Worth, Texas||United States||A UFO was sighted and photographed at 5.30 p.m. The examination of the photos made by experts of USAF revealed that the alleged UFO images were crimps in the negatives.||||2|
|1950-04-24||Varese Close Encounter||Abbiate Guazzone, Lombardy||Italy||A factory worker reported that he sighted three "humanoids" near a craft and one "shot him with a beam".||[unreliable source?]||3|
|1950-05-11||McMinnville UFO photographs||a farm near McMinnville, Oregon||United States||A farmer took pictures of a purported "flying saucer". These are among the best known UFO pictures, and continue to be analyzed and debated to this day.||||2|
|1950-08-05 or 15||Mariana UFO incident||Great Falls, Montana||United States||The manager of Great Falls' pro baseball team took color film of two UFOs flying over Great Falls. The film was extensively analyzed by the US Air Force and several independent investigators.||||2|
|1951-08-25||Lubbock Lights||Lubbock, Texas||United States||Several Lights in V-Shaped formations were repeatedly spotted flying over the city. Witnesses included professors from Texas Tech University and photographed by a Texas Tech student.||||2|
|1951-09-10||Fort Monmouth UFO Case||Monmouth County, New Jersey||United States||At Fort Monmouth Base, a radar operator picked up an unknown target. Seventeen minutes later, the crew of a T-33 saw a discus-shaped unidentified object.||||2|
|1952-07-12 to 29||1952 Washington, D.C. UFO incident||Washington, D.C.||United States||A series of sightings in July 1952 accompanied radar contacts at three separate airports in the Washington area. The sightings made front page headlines around the nation, and ultimately lead to the formation of the Robertson Panel by the CIA.||||1|
|1952-07-14||Nash-Forteberry UFO Case||Norfolk, Virginia||United States||W. Nash and W. Forteberry, pilots of a DC-4 airliner of Pan American Airways, sighted eight large, round, glowing red objects.||||1|
|1952-07-16||1952 Salem, Massachusetts UFO incident||Coast Guard Air Station Salem||United States||Coast Guard photographer Shell Alpert took a photograph of four roughly elliptical blobs of light in formation through the window of his photographic laboratory. A Coast Guard press release described the lights as "objects", however Seaman Alpert subsequently issued a statement saying, "I cannot in all honesty say that I saw objects or aircraft, merely some manner of lights."||||1|
|1952-07-24||Carson Sink UFO incident||near Carson Sink, Nevada||United States||Two pilots saw three unusual Delta wing aircraft flying in a V-formation over Carson Sink.||||1|
|1952-07-29||Miami UFO movie||Miami, Florida||United States||Ralph Mayher, stationer in Miami as a member of Marine Corps, took a movie film of a reddish UFO. The main portion of the film was submitted to USAF for analysis.||||2|
|1952-07-30||Oldenburg UFO Encounter||near Oldenburg, Lower Saxony||West Germany||Roland Hughes, a RAF pilot, reported that he have sighted a "silver metallic disc" while he was returning to Oldenburg base after a training mission over West Germany.||||1|
|1952-09-12||The Flatwoods Monster||Flatwoods, West Virginia||United States||Six local boys and a woman report seeing a UFO land, and saw a spade-headed creature near the landing site.||||3|
|1952-12-06||Gulf of Mexico UFO Encounter||Gulf of Mexico, 100 mi. south of Louisiana coast||United States||The crew (three men) of a B-29 bomber tracked on the radar 5 high speed objects. After ten minutes the objects merged into a larger object which appeared on radar as a huge blip and moved off.||||1|
|1953-05-21||Prescott Sightings||Prescott, Arizona||United States||Three Prescott residents sight a total of eight craft at Del Rio Springs Creek, 20 miles north of Prescott.||||0|
|1953-08-12||Ellsworth UFO sighting||Bismarck, North Dakota||United States||A UFO appearing as a red glowing light is witnessed by 45 people. The sighting takes place for two nights.||||1|
|1953-11-23||The disappearance of Felix Moncla and Robert Wilson||near the Soo Locks over Lake Superior||United States/Canada||U.S. Air Force pilot and radar operator and their F-89C disappeared while pursuing an unidentified radar return.||||0|
|1953-12-16||Kelly Johnson/Santa Barbara Channel Case||Seen from Agoura, California, and from aircraft flying over Pacific Ocean||United States||Legendary Lockheed aircraft engineer Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, designer of the F-104, U-2, and SR-71, and his wife observed a huge Flying Wing over the Pacific from the ground in Agoura. Meanwhile, one of Johnson's flight test crews aboard an WV-2 (see EC-121) spotted the craft from Long Beach, California. USAF concluded these trained observers had seen a lenticular cloud, even though Johnson considered and ruled out that explanation.||||1|
|1954-08-16||Tananarive UFO incident||Tananarive||Madagascar||At 5:00 p.m. a green ball was seen in the sky and disappeared behind a hill. It reappeared a minute later and flew over the higher part of Tananarive. When the object flew in front of them, some witnesses could see a lentil-shaped device with silvery metallic aspect enveloped in electric luminous gas.||||1|
|1954-08-29||Prince Christian UFO sighting||Prince Christian Sound||Greenland||At 11:05 p.m. the crew of a Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4 saw 3-4 dark, lens-shaped objects veer North and change position in formation.||||1|
|1954-09-15||Manbhum UFO sighting||Manbhum, Bihar||India||A UFO was seen in the afternoon by about 800 people living in three villages in Manbhum district of Bihar. According some witnesses the UFO was shaped like a saucer about 12 feet in diameter and grey in colour.||||1|
|1954-09-12 to 1954-11-30||Autumn 1954 European UFO wave||South and west of Europe||France, Italy and other countries||In the autumn of 1954 there was a great wave of UFO sightings in the countries of the south and the west of Europe. Most of the sightings occurred in France, followed by Italy. This wave was the first large-scale European UFO wave.||||1,2 and 3|
|1955-08-21/22||Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter||A farmhouse near Hopkinsville, Kentucky||United States||After the sighting of a disc-shaped aircraft a group of strange, goblin-like creatures are reported to have repeatedly approached a farm house and looked inside through the windows. Members of the two families present shot at them several times with little or no effect. The encounter lasted from evening to dawn.||||3|
|1956-07-24||Drakensberg Contactee||Drakensberg||South Africa||A well-known photo series depicting a supposed UFO, was taken on 24 July near Rosetta in the Drakensberg region. The photographer, meteorologist Elizabeth Klarer, claimed detailed adventures with an alien race, besides having had an alien lover, Akon, who would have fathered her son Ayling.||||1, 5, 7?|
|1956-08-13||Lakenheath-Bentwaters incident||Eastern England||United Kingdom||Some UFOs were picked up by radar over the airbases of Lakenheat and Bentwaters. At Lakenheath some luminous object were sighted by ground personnel.||||1|
|1957-05-03||Edwards Air Force Base flying saucer filming||Edwards Air Force Base (about 22 mi northeast of Lancaster, California)||United States||Jack Gettys and James Bittick, who were filming base installations on behalf of test pilot and later astronaut Gordon Cooper, observed the landing and departure of a silent flying disk. Their film evidence was sent to Washington, D.C.||||2?|
|1957-05-20||Milton Torres 1957 UFO Encounter||East Anglia||United Kingdom||U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Milton Torres reports that he was ordered to intercept and fire on a UFO displaying "very unusual flight patterns" over East Anglia. Ground radar operators had tracked the object for some time before Torres' plane was scrambled to intercept.||||2|
|1957-07-17||The RB-47 UFO Encounter||Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas||United States||Often listed as a "top ten" ufo case, a U.S. Air Force RB-47, equipped with the most advanced monitoring equipment of the era, was tracked for 700 miles by a ufo.||||2|
|1957-09||Ubatuba UFO Explosion||Ubatuba||Brazil||Two fishermen watched a UFO crash and explosion, and retrieved fragments of the object.||||2|
|1957-09-04||Portugal "mothership" sighting||Between Granada and Portalegre||Spain / Portugal||The crews of 4 fighter-bombers watched a large luminescent UFO and smaller attendant UFOs during a nighttime flight at 25,000 ft.||||0|
|1957-10-16/17||Antonio Vilas Boas Abduction||Near São Francisco de Sales, Minas Gerais||Brazil||One of the very first abduction claims. Farmer Antonio Vilas Boas claimed to have been abducted and examined by humanoid aliens while working in the fields at night. He also claimed to have had sex with an alien woman aboard the egg-shaped aircraft.||||4|
|1957-11-02||Levelland UFO Case||Levelland, Texas||United States||Numerous people describe seeing a glowing, egg-shaped object and a cigar-shaped object which caused their vehicle's engines to shut down.||||2|
|1957-12||Old-Saybrook UFO incident||Connecticut||United States||Reports of an elliptically-shaped UFO with square ports.||||3|
|1958-01-16||Trindade UFO Incident||Trindade Island||Brazil||9 Separate sightings and 7 photos of UFO's were reported in the Trinidade Island during the meteorological and geological expeditions in the island.||||2|
|1959-02-02/03||Dyatlov Pass incident||Kholat Syakhl, Sverdlovsk Oblast||Soviet Union||Mysterious deaths of experienced cross-country skiers in the Urals are due to official investigation believed to have been caused by an unknown "compelling natural force". Some claim relation to unidentified orange spheres.||||2|
|1959-06-26/27||Father William Booth Gill sighting||Boianai, Territory of Papua and New Guinea||Australia||Missionary and many natives saw several UFOs, one of them seeming to be repaired by four human-like occupants; witnesses and aliens waved at each other. The case was investigated by J. A. Hynek and accompanied by other sightings.||||3|
|1961-04-18||Eagle River Close Encounter||Eagle River, Wisconsin||United States||Joe Simonton, a farmer, reported that he sighted three dark-skinned aliens in a craft landed in his farm.||||3|
|1961-09-19||Betty and Barney Hill abduction||South of Lancaster on Route 3, New Hampshire||United States||The first widely publicized alien abduction experience. The Hills saw a huge flying disk while driving home in their car at late evening and were abducted and medically examined by small extraterrestrials.||||4|
|1962-05-12||La Pampa Province sighting||La Pampa Province, Route 35, Km 72||Argentine||At 4,10 three truckmen, Valentino Tomassini, Gauro Tomassini and Humberto Zenobi saw an object on the ground in a field near the road while they were travelling to Jacinto Aráuz. The object looked like a railroad car and was illuminated. As their truck came close it, the object rose up with a flame coming from the lower part and divided into two parts, which flew off in different directions.||||1|
|1964-04-24||Lonnie Zamora incident||Socorro, New Mexico||United States||Police officer Zamora reports a close encounter.||||3|
|1964-09-05||Cisco Grove Encounter||Cisco Grove, California||United States||Hunter Donald Schrum claimed he saw a flying white light in the forest and was pursued by men as well as "robots". Condon Committee investigators were skeptical of Schrum's story because of its inconsistencies.||||3|
|1965 to 1967||Charles Hall||Las Vegas, Nevada||United States||Charles Hall claimed that while working at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada he had contact with tall white aliens who often traveled to Las Vegas casinos for entertainment with CIA agents.||||3|
|1965-03-09||The Incident at Exeter||Exeter, New Hampshire||United States||Numerous reports of UFOs in Exeter, New Hampshire.||||2|
|1965-07-01||The Valensole UFO incident||Valensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur||France||Peasant Maurice Massé saw a landed spherical object and was paralyzed by two grey-like occupants.||3|
|1965-07-03||UFO sightings in Antarctica||Deception Island||Antarctica||At 7.20 P.M. nine meteorological observers of Chilean Scientific Station watched in the sky a yellow-red object travelling at high speed. After about 20 minutes in Argentine Scientific Base 17 people observed a lens-shaped disc.||||1|
|1965-09-16||1965 Craft Landing||Pretoria–Bronkhorstspruit||South Africa||Police constables Lockem and de Klerk observed a landed, copper-coloured craft on the Pretoria–Bronkhorstspruit freeway. It was described as being 30 feet (9.1 m) wide and left a 6 feet (1.8 m) wide imprint on the asphalt after a rapid, fiery ascent. The incident was confirmed in a press release by Lt. Colonel J.B. Brits, district commandant for Pretoria North||||2|
|1965-12-09||Kecksburg UFO incident||Kecksburg, Pennsylvania||United States||Mass sighting of a falling brilliant fireball dropping debris and causing sonic booms, followed by a cordoning-off of the probable crash site, alleged intimidation of a reporter by men in black and cover-up and the unresolved death of said witness.||||2?|
|1966||The Mothman Prophecies||Point Pleasant, West Virginia||United States||A wave of reported sightings of a winged humanoid are connected to other mysterious events including sightings of UFOs.||||3?|
|1966-03||Michigan Swamp Gas Sightings||Washtenaw County & Livingston County, Michigan||United States||Widely reported wave of sightings attributed to swamp gas by J. Allen Hynek.||||2|
|1966-04-06||Westall UFO||Clayton South, Victoria||Australia||A sighting reported by hundreds of people. Witnesses of "The Clayton Incident" still gather for reunions.||||0|
|1966-04-15||Catalina Island UFO||Catalina Island||United States||Cameraman Leman Hanson shot 10 seconds of 16 mm color footage of a UFO.||||2|
|1966-04-17||Portage County UFO chase||Ohio||United States||Several police officers pursue what they believe to be a UFO for 30 minutes.||||1|
|1967-01-25||Betty Andreasson Abduction||South Ashburnham, Massachusetts||United States||A woman claims to have been taken aboard UFOs by aliens many times over a number of years.||||4|
|1967-05-20||Falcon Lake incident||near Falcon Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba||Canada||A man is reported to have been burned by the exhaust of a landed cigar-shaped object.||||3|
|1967-08-29||Close encounter of Cussac||Outside Cussac, Auvergne||France||A young brother and sister claimed to have witnessed a brilliant sphere and four small black occupants while herding cattle outside their village.||||3|
|1967-09-07||Snippy the Horse Mutilation||Near Alamosa in the San Luis Valley, Colorado||United States||Widely considered to be the first unusual animal death to be related by its witnesses to UFOs and aliens.||||2|
|1967-10-04||Shag Harbour UFO incident||Gulf of Maine near Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia||Canada||A large lit object was reported to have crashed into waters near Shag Harbour. A Canadian naval search followed, and officially referred to the object as a UFO. Some military persons involved claim the unknown object to be an alien spacecraft. There were other UFO sightings in the area at the time.||||2?|
|1968-02-18||Vashon Island incident||Vashon Island, Washington State||United States||Three men reported seeing a shiny saucer shaped craft, which froze a pond over which it had hovered.||||2|
|1968-08-07||Buff Ledge Camp Abduction||North of Burlington at Lake Champlain, Vermont||United States||Two teenage employees of a summer camp reported sighting UFOs over the lake and claimed to have experienced missing time.||||4|
|1968-11-28||The Sverdlovsk Midget||Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg)||Soviet Union||Near Sverdlovsk discovered a falling object in the Roshevski forest.[clarification needed]Some claimed that about the UFO and a Soviet Alien-autopsy survived some film reel.[clarification needed] About the incident made a documentary film with Roger Moore.[clarification needed]||||1|
|1969-01-06||Jimmy Carter UFO incident||Leary, Georgia||United States||Later U.S. president Jimmy Carter's sighting of a UAP, which he didn't believe to be of extraterrestrial origin and is, contrary to him, thought to be Venus.||||1|
|1970-01-01||Cowichan District Hospital UFO||Duncan, British Columbia||Canada||Nurse Doreen Kendall claims she looked out a hospital window and saw a UFO containing occupants seated at a control panel. Another nurse called over by Kendall saw only a bright, featureless light.||||3|
|1971-11-02||Delphos UFO Incident||Delphos, Kansas||United States||Ronald Johnson, a 16-years-old living in the family farm, claimed he saw a bright object hovering above the ground at 7.00 p.m. He called his parents, but when they arrived the object vanished into the sky. The Johnsons saw a glowing ring on the ground in the place where the object was howered.||||2|
|1972-06-27||1972 UFO sightings in the eastern Cape||Fort Beaufort||South Africa||A craft was observed near Fort Beaufort in the eastern Cape, which attracted the attention of the military.|||
|1972-11-12||1972 UFO sightings in the eastern Cape||Rosmead||South Africa||A school headmaster seems to have arrived at a still smouldering UFO landing site in the town of Rosmead|||
|1973-05||The Judy Doraty Abduction||at a road from Alta Loma to Texas City, Texas||United States||While under hypnosis, Judy Doraty claimed to have been abducted by aliens and to have witnessed a cattle mutilation.||||4|
|1973-09-20||Skylab 3 UFO Encounter||space station Skylab 3 in Earth orbit||outer space||Blurred photographs of an unknown object were taken by astronauts.|||
|1973-10||Jeff Greenhaw||Alabama||United States||Alabama policeman Jeff Greenhaw claims he encountered a creature dressed in a shiny metal costume while investigating a UFO report.||||3|
|1973-10-11||Pascagoula Abduction||Near Pascagoula at the Pascagoula River, Mississippi||United States||Two men fishing on the river claimed to be abducted by strange-looking humanoids.||||4|
|1973-10-17||Eglin Air Force Base Sighting||Florida||United States||An unidentified object was tracked by a Duke Field radar unit during the same time period, and within the same area, that 10 to 15 people observed four strange objects flying in formation between Milton, Florida, and Crestview, Florida, along Interstate 10, according to Eglin officials. Reports from the base indicated that a bright glowing ball of light could be seen travelling parallel with an Air Force C-130 aircraft but at a much higher altitude.||||2|
|1974-01-23||Berwyn Mountain UFO incident||Llandrillo, Merionethshire, North Wales||United Kingdom||An alleged UFO crash involving lights in the sky moments before a large impact shock. The cause of the incident was however soon revealed as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.||||0|
|1974-05-31||1974 Abduction Event||Beitbridge||South Africa||Travellers Peter and Frances MacNorman claimed an abduction event on 31 May, which would have started near Fort Victoria in the current southern Zimbabwe, and which would have continued to the vicinity of Beitbridge on the South African border.||||4|
|1974-08-25||Coyame UFO incident||Coyame, Chihuahua||Mexico||An alleged mid-air collision between a UFO and a small airplane, near the town of Coyame, Chihuahua, close to the U.S.-Mexico border. Some people believe that a UFO crashed and was secretly recovered, but according to local residents, UFO rumors arose after Mexican military authorities conducted a search to recover drugs and money scattered across the landscape in the wreckage of a plane piloted by a U.S. resident in 1980.||||4|
|1975-01-12||Stonehenge incident||North Bergen, New Jersey||United States||A UFO was allegedly sighted in North Hudson Park by a man, George O'Barski, while he was driving home at 2:45 AM.||||2|
|1975-10-30||Wurtsmith AFB||Near Oscoda, Michigan||United States||USAF security personnel reported an unidentified craft flying within exceptionally-secure Strategic Air Command airspace over a B-52 base housing nuclear weapons and delivery systems. An incoming KC-135 tanker was later ordered to commence pursuit over Lake Huron. The object or objects, last seen back over the base's weapons storage area, were never identified.||||1|
|1975-11-05||Travis Walton||Near Turkey Springs in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Arizona||United States||Logger Travis Walton reports being abducted by aliens for five days. Walton's six workmates claimed to have witnessed a bright hovering large silvery disk and fled the scene leaving him lying on the ground. He reappeared on 11-10 at late evening in Heber-Overgaard. Walton described the event and its aftermath in the book The Walton Experience (1978), which was dramatized in the film Fire in the Sky (1993) (with the scenes aboard the extraterrestrials' vessel significantly changed).||||4|
|1976-01-06/07||Stanford Abduction||Between Stanford and Hustonville on Route 78, Kentucky||United States||Three women claimed to be abducted after seeing a bright red object and a blue light while driving in a car on the highway.||||4|
|1976-06-22||1976 Canary Isles sightings||Canary Islands||Spain||Several lights and a spherical transparent blue craft, piloted by two beings was reported.||||3|
|1976-08-26||Allagash Abductions||Eagle Lake on the Allagash waterway, Maine||United States||Four campers claimed to have been abducted by alien beings in the Allagash wilderness.||||4|
|1976-09-19||1976 Tehran UFO incident||North of and in Tehran, Mazandaran and Tehran Provinces||Imperial State of Iran||A very bright object similar to a star was seen from Shemiran; after each approach to the UFO the electronic equipment of two F-4 interceptor aircraft of the Imperial Iranian Air Force was disabled, along with ground control equipment in Mehrabad International Airport, an event thoroughly documented in the U.S. DIA report. The Iranian generals involved in the incident claimed the object was extraterrestrial.||||2|
|1977||Colares UFO flap||Colares, Pará||Brazil||Claims of UFOs on a river island investigated by the air force in "Operação Prato" and civilian researchers, among them J. F. Vallée.||||2|
|1977||Broad Haven||Dyfed, Wales||United Kingdom||In the 1970s, the area was the scene of alleged UFO sightings and nicknamed the Broad Haven Triangle||||2|
|1978-05-10||Emilcin Abduction||Emilcin, Lublin Voivodeship||Poland||A farmer in Emilcin is said to have been abducted and medically examined by short, green-faced, humanoid entities speaking an unearthly language in a white, hovering, humming craft. There is now a memorial at the site.||||4|
|1978-10||Clarenville UFO Sighting||Clarenville, Newfoundland||Canada||Constable Jim Blackwood of the RCMP responded to reports of a flying saucer hovering over a harbour near the town of Clarenville. When he arrived at the scene the UFO was present and visible. The craft stayed in the area for approximately an hour and a half, During which Blackwood switched on the roof lights of his police cruiser leading the craft to mimic the flashing lights. The craft took off like a shooting star high in the sky and disappeared.||||1|
|1978-10-21||Valentich disappearance||Victoria||Australia||Contacting air traffic control, an Australian pilot reported seeing a UFO before both he and his aircraft vanished.||||2|
|1978-12-21||Kaikoura lights||South Island||New Zealand||A series of sightings by a Safe Air freight plane; the airplane was escorted by strange lights that changed color and size.||||1|
|1979-01-03||1979 Mindalore Incident||Krugersdorp||South Africa||A mother and her 12-year-old son of Mindalore, Krugersdorp, both claimed an encounter with a group of human-like entities standing beside a craft. One of them encouraged her to depart with them permanently. After she refused, they entered the craft which then shot upwards and disappeared in 30 seconds.||||5|
|1979-08-27||Val Johnson incident||Marshall County, Minnesota||United States||A deputy sheriff spotted a bright light which appeared to have collided with his patrol car and damaged it. The deputy also suffered temporary retinal damage from the "light".||||2|
|1979-11-09||Dechmont Woods Encounter||Dechmont Law near Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland||United Kingdom||A forester, Bob Taylor, was pulled by two spiked globes towards a large spheroid object, which hovered on a clearing. He lost consciousness and afterwards had trouble walking and speaking. He was also constantly thirsty for several days.||||2|
|1979-11-11||Manises UFO incident||Valencia, Province of Valencia||Spain||Three large UFOs forced a commercial flight to make an emergency landing at Manises Airport.||||2|
|1980-12-24 to 28||Rendlesham-Woodbridge Incident||Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England||United Kingdom||A sighting by USAF personnel, which at first appeared to be a downed aircraft.||||2|
|1980-12-29||Cash-Landrum incident||On state highway FM 1485 in New Caney, Texas||United States||A huge diamond-shaped object expelling flame and emitting heat irradiated three witnesses on an isolated road in dense woods, who all required treatment for radiation poisoning. The UFO was escorted by military helicopters including CH-47 Chinooks. The victims have since sued the United States Government.||||2|
|1981-01-08||Trans-en-Provence Case||Trans-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur||France||Retired contractor Renato Nicolai said he saw a flying object shaped like two inverted bowls that reportedly left circular traces on the grass.||||2|
|1981-12-31||Hudson Valley Sightings/Hudson Valley Boomerang||Hudson Valley||United States||A wave of reported UFO sightings in the Hudson Valley which ran until 1987, peaking in 1983-84.||||2, 3 & 4|
|1983-06-30||Copely Woods Encounter||A suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana||United States||Hundreds of Basketball-Sized ball of lights were sighted around a neighborhood, leaving unusually obvious marks behind. Budd Hopkins wrote his book "Intruders" about the case.||||4|
|1985-12-27||Communion||New York||United States||Author Whitley Strieber claims he was abducted by aliens while at his cabin in upstate New York.||||4|
|1986-01-29||Height 611 UFO incident||Dalnegorsk, Primorski Krai||Soviet Union||The inhabitants of the town watched a reddish ball which crashed into a mount known as Height 611. According some ufologist there was an UFO crash.||2?|
|1986-05-19||São Paulo UFO sighting||São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||Brazilian Air Force allegedly detect and intercept UFOs in southeastern Brazil.||2|
|1986-11-17||Japan Air Lines flight 1628 incident||From eastern to south central Alaska||United States||First two square-shaped, then one very large craft witnessed by the crew flew alongside Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 for 50 minutes above Alaska. One of the objects trailing the Boeing 747 was detected by military radar.||||2|
|1987-11-11||Gulf Breeze UFO incident||Florida||United States||Ed Walters, a building contractor claimed to see a UFO and take photos of it.||2|
|1989-09-27||Voronezh UFO incident||Voronezh||Soviet Union||A group of youths claimed to have seen a UFO and a "three eyed alien".||||3|
|1990-03-30||Belgian UFO wave||Ans, Wallonia||Belgium||Reports of large, silent, low-flying black triangles, allegedly investigated by Belgium's military.||||2|
|1990-08-24||Greifswald Lights||Greifswald, Bezirk Rostock||East Germany, Central Europe||At 8,30 p.m. many people saw a group of 7 luminous spheres in the sky. The spheres took the form of a Y and were witnessed for about 30 minutes. Photographic evidence exists.||||2|
|1991-04-07||Baviaanspoort Sighting||Pretoria||South Africa||A hovering triangular craft with red central light, and white star-like lights on each extremity, was observed by a family at Baviaanspoort, Pretoria. A similar craft was sighted in the nearby Eersterust township on the evenings of 8 and 9 April, either stationary or moving.||||1|
|1991-09-15||STS-48 incident||Space Shuttle Discovery while in orbit||Outer space||Video taken during mission STS-48 shows a flash of light and several objects, apparently flying in an artificial or controlled fashion. NASA explained them as ice particles reacting to engine jets.||||0|
|1993-08-08||Kelly Cahill Abduction||at a road in the Dandenong Ranges near Belgrave, Victoria||Australia||Housewife Kelly Cahill reported seeing a large craft and beings with glowing red eyes.||||5|
|1993-11-18||Sasolburg Sighting||Sasolburg||South Africa||Residents of Sasolburg observed a craft arriving from the direction of Vereeniging. The craft departed in a flash in the direction of Parys, but returned some three minutes later. The craft, similar in appearance to a water droplet, was observed to change colour and shape. With time individual lights were distinguished, and the body was determined to be cigar-shaped. While contained in a yellowish to orange glow, it emitted a downward blue light, before once again departing in a flash, upwards. A nearby town resident claimed to have found imprints of a small craft's landing gear some two months later.||||1, 2|
|1994-09||Warrenton Sighting||Warrenton||South Africa||A farmer claimed to have made repeated observations of a noisy, nighttime craft travelling at great speeds, besides what he described as a 'mother ship'. The craft's noise was compared to the sound of a helicopter or Volkswagen Beetle engine. The farmer's general claims were supported by four independent observers.||||1|
|1994-09-16||Ariel UFO incident||Ruwa, East Mashonaland||Zimbabwe||62 children saw a landed round aircraft and a small man next to it near their school.||||3|
|1995-03||South Africa UFO Flap||South Africa||South Africa||A UFO flap swept South Africa from late March to mid April 1995, which was widely reported in the media.||||2|
|1995-05-25||America West Airlines Flight 564||Bovina, Texas||United States||A 300–400 foot long cigar-shaped UFO with rotating strobe light followed an America West Boeing 757||||2|
|1996-01-20||Varginha UFO incident||Varginha||Brazil||Brazilian Armed Forces allegedly captured extraterrestrial being after an UFO crash. The Brazilian government has officially denied these claims. According to a military inquest, a local man with disabilities was mistaken for an alien.||||3|
|1996-07-28||Erasmuskloof Sighting||Pretoria||South Africa||A glowing disc was sighted by Sergeant Becker near the Adriaan Vlok police station, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria. The pulsating light contained a red triangle and emitted bright green tentacles, while a radar operator at Johannesburg International confirmed its presence. A chase ensued involving some 200 policemen and a police helicopter. The helicopter chase was given up at 10,000 ft near Bronkhorstspruit, when the object made a vertical ascent.||||1|
|1996-10-05||Westendorff UFO sighting||Pelotas||Brazil||Pilot observes a UFO emerge from a mother craft||1|
|1996-12-02||STS-80 incidents||Space Shuttle Columbia while in orbit||Outer space||A video taken during mission STS-80 of the Space Shuttle Columbia was analyzed by Mark J. Carlotto. It included three unusual phenomena: two slow-moving circular objects; a strange rapidly moving burst of light near the Earth's surface; and a number of object traces near the shuttle. The first two may be shuttle debris and an unusual atmospheric phenomenon. An analysis of the object traces near the shuttle suggested they were not shuttle debris or meteors, though James Oberg deemed them to be nearby sunlit debris.||||2|
|1997-03-13||Phoenix Lights||Phoenix, Arizona||United States||Lights and craft of varying descriptions, most notably a V-shaped pattern, were seen by thousands of people between 19:30 and 22:30 MST, in a space of about 300 miles, from the Nevada line, through Phoenix, to the edge of Tucson.||||1|
|1997-07||Trichardt Sighting||Trichardt||South Africa||A hovering, cylindrical light or shiny cloud, was filmed by Andreas Mathios in the sky above the town of Trichardt, in the current western Mpumalanga province. Besides Mathios, it was independently observed by three other persons around 6:50am. The light suddenly dropped and rose again before disappearing.||||0|
|1998-12-27||Graaff-Reinet sighting||Graaff-Reinet||South Africa||The Laubscher family videotaped a group of roundish triangular craft passing over the town of Graaff-Reinet, at about 25,000 ft. These were changing colour and sometimes circled one another, before being overtaken by a much larger, shiny, gold-coloured craft. At this point all the objects departed to a cloud bank on the horizon.||||0|
|2000-05-08||Warden Sighting||Warden||South Africa||Police inspector Kriel claimed to have observed an approaching UFO while travelling on the N3 freeway, 70 km north of Warden in the eastern Free State province. The orange, oval-shaped light was fitted with two cupolas, one above and another below, and was wide enough to cover four lanes of the freeway. After a close approach the craft receded again. A follow up report claimed that the vicinity is known for moving light apparitions.||||1|
|Date||Name||City, State||Country||Description||Sources||Hynek Scale|
|2001-07-15||Carteret UFO case||Carteret, New Jersey||United States||At least 15 people, including 2 police officers, stopped their cars along the New Jersey Turnpike to view light formations in the night sky.||||1|
|2004-03-05||2004 Mexican UFO incident||Mexico||A drug-smuggling air-patrol recorded on infrared camera what some claimed to be UFOs. The footage was released by Jaime Maussan. The objects were however convincingly correlated with the burn-off flares of oil platforms.||||2|
|2004-08-21 to 2006-10-31||The Tinley Park Lights||Tinley Park, Illinois||United States||A sequence of five mass UFO sightings, first on August 21, 2004, two months later on October 31, 2004, again on October 1 of 2005, and once again on October 31, 2006, in Tinley Park and Oak Park, Chicago.||||1|
|2006-11-07||2006 O'Hare International Airport UFO sighting||Chicago, Illinois||United States||United Airlines employees and pilots claimed sightings of a saucer-shaped, unlit craft hovering over a Chicago O'Hare Airport terminal, before shooting up vertically.||||1|
|2007-04-23||2007 Alderney UFO sighting||Alderney||Bailiwick of Guernsey||Two airline pilots on separate flights spot UFOs off the coast of Alderney.||||1|
|2007-10-29||2007 Kolkata UFO sighting||Kolkata||India||A fast moving object was spotted at 30° in the eastern horizon between 3:30AM and 6:30AM and filmed on handycam. Its shape shifted from a sphere to a triangle and then to a straight line. The object emitted a bright light forming a halo and radiated a range of colours. It was spotted by many people and hundreds gathered along the E.M. Bypass to catch a glimpse of the UFO, triggering a frenzy. The video footage was released on a TV News channel and later shown to Dr. D.P. Duari, the director of MP Birla Planetarium, Kolkata, who found it to be "extremely interesting and strange".||||1|
|2007-11-28 to 2011-12-13||Dudley Dorito||West Midlands conurbation||United Kingdom||The Dudley Dorito sightings concerns multiple sightings of a black triangle over the West Midlands conurbation of the United Kingdom which began in November 2007. The phrase was coined by the local press after hearing witness descriptions of the object.||||1|
|2008-01-08 to 2008-02-09||Stephenville, Texas UFO sightings||Stephenville, Texas, Dublin, Texas, Crawford, Texas||United States||UFOs were, and are sometimes still reported from this area. One was an object described as 1 mile (1.6 km) by 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in size, spotted over Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. The Air Force has identified the objects as training fighter jets that went unreported due to a "communications problem".||||1|
|2008-05 to 2008-09||2008 Turkey UFO sightings||Istanbul||Turkey||Over a four-month span in 2008, a night guard at the Yeni Kent Compound videotaped one or more UFOs over Turkey at nighttime. Many witnesses confirmed the two and a half hours' worth of video, leading the Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center to dub it the "most important images of a UFO ever filmed".||||2|
|2008-06-20||Wales UFO sightings||different cities, Wales||United Kingdom||According to media reports, a police helicopter was almost hit by a UFO, before it tried to pursue it. Hundreds of people reported to have witnessed a UFO on the same or preceding days, from different areas of Wales.||||2|
|2009-01-05||Morristown UFO hoax||Morristown, New Jersey||USA||In the evenining, many citizens in Morristown and other town in Morris County, New Jersey saw five red lights in the sky. After three months, two men from the Morristown area announced they had organized an UFO hoax, meant as a "social experiment".||||1|
|2009-02-27||Middelburg Witbank Sighting||Middelburg - Witbank||South Africa||Two formations of high-flying, orange-red objects, were seen by many witnesses, and video-recorded by some, as they traveled between the towns of Middelburg and Witbank, 25 kilometres (16 mi) apart. The first formation of 7 objects were seen at 21:51 on 27 February, as they flew westwards from Middelburg towards Witbank. Due to their altitude they eventually disappeared behind clouds. At 20:00 on 6 March, they were noted again high in the sky, but this time greater in number, 23, and traveling in the opposite direction.||||1|
|2009-12-09||2009 Norwegian spiral anomaly||Finnmark||Norway and Sweden||A large, circular spinning white light, trailed by a long blue tail over the skies of Norway was spotted by thousands for two minutes around 8:45 am on December 9. The Norwegian media and space center were swamped with calls, and the phenomenon was held to be anything from a UFO to a unique aurora borealis event. The following day Russian authorities confirmed a failed Bulava launch, explaining the anomaly.||||1|
|2010-01-25||Harbour Mille incident||Harbour Mille, Newfoundland and Labrador||Canada||At least three UFOs were spotted over Harbour Mille. The objects looked like missiles but emitted no noise.||||1|
|2010-07-07||Hangzou UFO sighting||Hangzou||China||An Unidentified Flying Object was spotted above Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport at 9.00 p.m. The airport was closed down due to the sighting.||||1|
|2010-07-21||Booysens Sighting||Pretoria||South Africa||Residents of Booysens, Pretoria, observed a triangle of bright lights which hung motionless in the sky for two hours. In each instance the object commenced a slow descent towards the horizon at 20:30. Binocular observation revealed nothing more than a blue and emerald light, with a white light which shone straight downwards.||||1|
|2010-10-23||Warren Air Force Base||Wyoming||United States||UFO sighting coincides with 50 nuclear missiles going off-line.||||0|
|2011-02-20||2011 Vancouver UFO sighting||Vancouver, Washington||United States||Reports of purple and red flashing lights appearing in the sky on the evening of February 20, 2011 were revealed as a hoax by the owner of a large Chinese made kite with lights attached.||||0|
|2011-05-11||Tierpoort Sighting||Pretoria||South Africa||A host of silent, orange lights with consistent luminosity were observed as they traveled faster than a commercial aeroplane over Tierpoort near Pretoria (some 20 objects) and Krugersdorp respectively. On 15 June seven of these objects were observed and some photographed as they crossed the sky in single file over Tierpoort.||||1|
|2014-06-04||Kensington PEI Sighting||Kensington, Prince Edward Island||Canada||While putting out a bonfire late in the evening of June 4, 2014, John Sheppard witnessed unusual lights in the sky over the Gulf of St. Lawrence and captured 22 minutes of it on his cellphone. After reporting the incident to MUFON and their investigation concluding it being a confirmed sighting, CBC covered the event. The next day, CBC released a followup article in which a series of alternate explanations for the event were presented.||||0|
|2014-08-11||Mass UFO sighting||Houston, Texas||United States||Many people in Houston, Texas saw a ring of lights, flying during a thunderstorm and this was captured on video, object seemed to be transparent but the lights were arranged in a circle with a central light visible on some pictures.||||1|
|2014-10-03||Colorado UFO sighting||Breckenridge, Colorado||United States||The police in Breckenridge, Colorado received not only one but multiple reports of UFO sightings over the city. The mysterious objects remained stationary for periods of up to 15 minutes at a time. After that, a flash would appear and the “objects would take off across the mountain ridge”.||||1|
|2014-11-11||Airplane Disc Sighting||Alborz||Iran||Plane passenger records speeding circular 'UFO' zooming beneath the jet he was in as it flies over Iran. According to the Daily Mail, "the most likely explanation is that it is high tech drone being operated by the Iranian military."||||1|
|2015-06-25||2015 Kanpur UFO sighting||Kanpur||India||A schoolboy claimed to have captured photographs of a UFO.||||1|
|2015-11-28||2015 Gorakhpur UFO sighting||Gorakhpur||India||The UFO, what is claimed to be a huge disc-shaped flying object, was reportedly caught hovering over Padri market in Gorakhpur.|
|Historian Cassius Dio described "A fine rain resembling silver descended from a clear sky upon the Forum of Augustus." He used some of the material to plate some of his bronze coins, but by the fourth day afterwards the silvery coating was gone.|
|TAKE ME TO YOUR PETER!|
Since Crowley’s time, several occult groups and individuals following in his footsteps have claimed to have intentionally and successfully contacted "Lam." Most notably, Michael Bertiaux in the 1960’s followed by a group of O.T.O initiates in the 1970’s. (The O.T.O. is the Ordo Templi Orientis, a Magickal order run by Crowley.) These individuals consider "Lam" to be a trans-mundane or extraterrestrial entity and claimed remarkable success in their invocations - if they are to be believed.
Brian Butler: It’s always been a bit mysterious what this was to Crowley, or what the creature was at all. You can tell by looking at it that it looks like a gray alien, although it precedes that. So, was it a self-portrait of Crowley on the astral plane? Was it an entity that he encountered? Was it Amalantrah?
When I was in Brazil, it was related to those events that I explained last time. All of a sudden Lam came up [in my consciousness] and I got a communication that I was to contact it. Years ago, when I lived in New York--close to where Crowley was doing those rituals--I did what’s called the Lam Statement, which is written by Kenneth Grant. He became interested in Lam and wrote a bit of his speculations of what Lam was and his relation to Crowley and how to investigate and contact that entity. It’s a pretty simple operation.
I came into contact with an order of alien beings.
It was a long-term process that took maybe a year. You’re dealing with non-human intelligence, an elemental or “alien,” whatever it is. It proceeded like a slideshow, it was in my sleep, they were showing these projections and it took me a while to figure out that’s what was happening. They were gradually preparing me for this communication. And then I got into contact with these beings. I was given a further basic understanding of [Lam's] nature and being. I recorded it with drawings and audio, my relation of what it was.
It could be like a classic gray experience…. How to explain it? It’s all really strange.
So there were these images, they were all very personal, just strange. You read about these things for years, but when you actually experience it, it’s completely different.
You can’t really imagine what it’s going to be like. It’s an entirely different order of being than anything you’d normally encounter in your lifetime. It takes a while. Just the impact on your mind, if you’re not prepared, can be very unsettling. And the classic gray alien contact or experience is extreme terror. I can relate to that, in a way. It’s a very cold, mechanical kind of computer-like intelligence. It’s what we perceive as artificial because it’s not incarnated and it never was. So it doesn’t have empathy or doesn’t relate to that at all.
Yeah. It’s eternal. It’s ancient. And it’s also futuristic. It’s from a dimension that’s beyond what our perception of time is, too. So not only is it not a warm-blooded creature, it’s also transcending the barriers of time and space. There are certain limitations you need to function in the world—such as a body—so it’s impossible for a human being to fully comprehend what it could be, just by nature of being alive. If you don’t retain those things, such as an ego or sense of logic and reason, then you can’t function in society. These entities operate outside of those rules. So it’s very difficult to classify them. We can see a small part of them, but the whole thing is too much, it’s overwhelming. It helps you to evolve, and it also can be terrifying, the vastness of where they’re coming from.
Just like anything, if you’re in contact with it, you sort of absorb it by osmosis. Like with religion, if you’re around a higher level of initiation, it’s going to impact your aura. Hopefully you’ll be raised to their level, rather than them being brought down to yours. In some ways that can be scary or disorienting, because maybe you’re not ready to all at once be presented with it.
It’s been speculated that it has some kind of strong connection with him. Maybe it was one of the Masters of the Theosophicals? Or like a secret chief of the A.A.? He actually thought this was going to cause a big upheaval in Theosophy when this was published.
It was all so marginal.
The moment in time may have seemed marginal, one esoteric religion battling another, but ever since Crowley’s Amalantrah Working lots of people in the US started reporting visitations, or “abductions,” with creatures that looked very similar to Lam. Tomorrow, Saturday, January 21, Brian Butler performs his Union of Opposites Ritual, combining light and sound to create a collective out-of-body experience. Along with his team he'll execute an occult rite inspired by Crowley's Ritual of the Mark of the Beast. If you're in the audience, you're a participant. This happens from 5 to 6 PM at Ruskin Theatre at the Santa Monica Airport in as part of the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair.
|There's a Foo fighter in there somewhere...|
We can also say the military (Air Farce) has their fingerprints all over it.
We are told the government is suppressing it while the government is a primary source for most UFO sightings and leaks... DUH!
We are told we are about to hear a vital disclosure but we've already heard it from "reliable" leakers...sited over and over again and again...
Bob LazarFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bob Lazar Born Robert Scott Lazar
January 26, 1959
Coral Gables, Florida
Occupation Former document photo processorAlleged researcher at Groom Lake testing facility
Owner of United Nuclear Scientific Equipment and Supplies
Spouse(s) Joy White Parent(s) Albert Lazar and Phyllis Berliner LazarRobert Scott "Bob" Lazar (//; born January 26, 1959) claims to have worked on reverse engineering extraterrestrial technology at a site called S4, in the Emigrant Valley and Old Kelley Mine area near the Area 51 test facility. Universities from which he claimed to hold degrees show no record of him.
Education and qualificationsLazar claims to hold degrees from the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1993, the Los Angeles Times looked into his background and could not find any records of Lazar ever having attended either institution nor has he produced his degrees or a copy of his Master’s thesis. UFOlogist Stanton Friedman was able to substantially verify that Lazar took electronics courses in the late 1970s at Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles. His occupation was listed as a self-employed document photo processor.
Los AlamosLazar worked for a time at the Los Alamos National Laboratory facility. He claimed to have worked "in the Meson Physics facility" and to have been "involved with experiments using the 1/2 mile long Linear Particle Accelerator." Although Lazar claimed or strongly implied that he was an employee of Los Alamos, Stanton Friedman claims that he actually worked for Kirk Meyer, an outside contractor. A former acquaintance from his Los Alamos days claims that Lazar was fired for using government equipment to work on his cars.
Legal problems in 1990
Stan RomanekFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stan Romanek Nationality American Occupation Author and UFO enthusiastStan Romanek is an author and UFO enthusiast. He appears in the media, and has spoken at the International UFO Congress, presenting his claim to have been an alien abductee.
BackgroundRomanek says he is an alien abductee, had his first UFO encounter in 2000, and has had many experiences since, including discovering mysterious wounds on his body that glowed under a black light, communication with aliens over a Ghost Box, aliens following over his car or visiting his home, and telepathic communication by aliens. In one account from 2003, he said he woke up and found himself wearing flannel ladies wear, and he suspected he had been abducted and returned in different clothing. It was later, while talking to an attendee at another conference that he suspected that the flannel gown was that of Betty Hill, another alien abductee who said she was abducted in 1961.Dwight Connely, editor of the MUFON UFO Journal, included the Stan Romanek case in his 2004 book The World's Best UFO Cases acclaiming it then as the best current case due to the presence of independent witnesses, markings and injuries on his body, a large burned circle, videos of strange phenomena, and "somewhat complicated mathematical formulas which seem to be well beyond Romanek's ability." Connelly hedges his bet then saying it should only be viewed as a potential long term best case that hopefully will be considered legitimate ten years later.Appearing on ABC Primetime in 2009, Romanek underwent hypnosis by Dr R. Leo Sprinkle, a psychologist who specialized in alien abduction cases. During hypnosis, Romanek wrote out the Drake Equation, which is a formula used to estimate the number of planets in the galaxy that might have intelligent life. It was suggested by Joe Nickell of the Skeptical Inquirer that this was done through simple memorization.
- Messages: The World’s Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Story (2009, Llewellyn Publications)
- The Orion Regressions (2011, Etherean)
- Answers (2012, Etherean)Etherean LLC was registered with the Colorado Secretary in September 2011, with Stan Romanek as agent. Romanek's wife Lisa has also written about his abduction experiences, From My Side of the Bed (2012, Etherean).
PredictionsIn Romanek's book Messages, he claimed to have received communications from extraterrestrials. He claimed an astronomer interpreted drawings Romanek made under hypnosis of planetary alignments as indicating the date September 21, 2012, 4 years ago. Prior to that date, Romanek said he did not know what the significant event indicated by that date was to have been, but speculated it would be when the aliens would make themselves known to humanity, or maybe when the visions he had had of natural disasters would occur.
Boo VideoIn 2008, Romanek appeared on Larry King Live, along with Jeff Peckman, former Denver Mayoral candidate endorsing Romanek's story as part of his campaign for a Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission, claiming to have recorded a video of an alien peeking in his window. This video is now commonly referred to as the ‘’Boo Video’’.In May of 2008 during an interview of Romanek on Coast To Coast AM radio, host George Noory suggested that Romanek take a lie detector test over the authenticity of the Boo Video. Romanek agreed to this test. When it was conducted later that year, Romanek failed on the question "Is the Boo tape a hoax?" Romanek then said he has medical conditions that prevent a lie detector test from working on him.At the 2009 Mysteries of the Universe conference in Kansas City, Romanek said he was set up by Noory to fail.A video expert consulted by Romanek claimed that the Boo Video would have cost $50,000 to fake. A Denver paranormal claims investigations group Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society / Warning Radio said they reproduced the video for about $90.
Missing implantIn 2009 in an interview on ABC Primetime, Romanek said he had physical evidence of his abduction experiences in the way of an alien implant in his leg. When a medical test for the implant was requested, Romanek said it had disappeared.
Child pornographyOn Feb. 13, 2014, Romanek was arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. Romanek's wife, Lisa, has said "Anyone who follows Stan is already aware of the harassment [sic], break-ins, hacking and remote access of our computers for starters that we have experienced" and "We will be taking UFOlogy into the courtroom. We know that this has EVERTING [sic] to do with our being outspoken about the ET/UFO reality." His jury trial is scheduled for July 31, 2017.
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On to the icing on the cake.
Steven M. Greer
|Steven M. Greer|
|Born||June 28, 1955 |
Charlotte, North Carolina
OrganizationsThe International Foundation for the Science of Creative Intelligence (IFSCI). American versions and additions to these organizations included the Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation (SRMF), the World Plan Executive Council which was established to serve as a guide for the movement there  and the American Foundation for the Science of Creative Intelligence, for people in business and education. Active international organizations include the International Meditation Society, Maharishi Foundation, Global Country of World Peace and the David Lynch Foundation.In 2007, the organization's "worldwide network" was reported to be primarily financed through courses in the Transcendental Meditation technique with additional income from donations and real estate assets. Valuations for the organization are USD $300 million in the U.S.A and $3.5 billion world wide.
1958: Spiritual Regeneration Movement and FoundationThe Spiritual Regeneration Movement was established in India in 1958 and the Spiritual Regeneration Movement Foundation (SRMF) was incorporated in California, USA in July 1959 as a non-profit organization, with its headquarters in Los Angeles. SRMF's articles of incorporation describe the corporate purpose as educational and spiritual. Article 11 of the articles of incorporation read: "this corporation is a religious one. The educational purpose shall be to give instruction in a simple system of meditation". The SRMF corporation was later[when?] dissolved. SRM offered TM courses to individuals "specifically interested in personal development in the context of a spiritual, holistic approach to knowledge".SRM addressed a smaller and older segment of the population as compared with subsequent organizations such as the International Meditation Society and the Students International Meditation Society. According to British author Una Kroll, SRM was not a community and in the early 1970s the organization "cast off its semi-religious clothing and pursued science in a big way".In January 2012 the Pioneer News Service, New Delhi, reported that several trusts, including the SRM Foundation of India, had become "non-functional" after the death of the Maharishi in 2008 and were immersed in controversy after trust members alleged that parcels of land had been "illegally sold off" by other trust members without proper authorization. In June the dispute was reported to be specifically between members of the SRM Foundation India, board of directors, over control of the foundation's assets, including 12,000 acres of land spread around India. The two factions had accused each other of forging documents and selling land for "personal gains" without the sanction of the entire 12-member board. The two parties petitioned the Indian courts for a stay of all land sales until the Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs could conduct an investigation of the alleged improprieties. The newspaper went on to report that only four years after the Maharishi's death, his Indian legacy was "in tatters". 
1959: International Meditation SocietyIn 1959 the Maharishi went to England and established the British arm of the International Meditation Society with an additional office in San Francisco California, USA. The International Meditation Society was founded in the U.S. in 1961 to offer both beginning and advanced courses in Transcendental Meditation to the general public. As of 2007 it was still an active organization in Israel.
1965: Students International Meditation SocietyThe Students International Meditation Society (SIMS) was first established in Germany in 1964. A USA chapter was created in 1965 and offered courses to students and the youth of society. The UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) chapter of SIMS, which had 1,000 members, was founded by Peter Wallace and his brother Robert Keith Wallace, the first president of Maharishi International University. In the 1970s, SIMS centers were established at "over one thousand campuses" in the USA and similar growth occurred in Germany, Canada and Britain.
1970: International Foundation for the Science of Creative IntelligenceTranscendental Meditation has been utilized in corporations, both in the U.S.A and in India, under the auspices of the International Foundation for the Science of Creative Intelligence and the Maharishi Development Corporation. In India a number of companies provide the TM technique to their managers. These companies include AirTel, Siemens, American Express, SRF Limited, Wipro, Hero Honda, Ranbaxy, Hewlett Packard, BHEL, BPL Group, ESPN Star Sports, Tisco, Eveready, Maruti, Godrej Group and Marico. The employees at Marico practice Transcendental Meditation in groups as part of their standard workday. The USA branch of the organization is called the American Foundation for the Science of Creative Intelligence (AFSCI) and as of 1975 it had conducted TM courses at General Foods, AT&T Corporation Connecticut General Life Insurance Company and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. As of 2001, USA companies such as General Motors and IBM were subsidizing the TM course fee for their employees. The organization has been described as one of several "holistic health groups" that attempted to incorporate elements of psychology and spirituality into healthcare.The Maharishi Corporate Development Program is another international non-profit organization that offers the TM program to people in industry and business. According to religious scholar Christopher Partridge, "hundreds" of Japanese business' have incorporated the meditation programs offered by Maharishi Corporate Development International including Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. In 1995 the Fortune Motor Co. of Taiwan reportedly had a 100% increase in sales after participating in the program. The Washington Post reported in 2005, that USA real estate developer, The Tower Companies, had added classes in Transcendental Meditation to their employee benefit program with 70% participation.
1972: World Plan Executive CouncilThe World Plan Executive Council's (WPEC) international headquarters were located in Seelisberg, Switzerland and its American headquarters in Washington, D.C. The organization name was taken from the Maharishi's "world plan", which aimed to develop the full potential of the individual; improve governmental achievements; realize the highest ideal of education; eliminate the problems of crime and all behavior that brings unhappiness to the family of man; maximize the intelligent use of the environment; bring fulfillment to the economic aspirations of individuals and society; and achieve the spiritual goals of mankind in this generation. It provided courses in the Transcendental Meditation technique and other related programs.[not in citation given]It was founded in Italy in 1972 and by 1992 had organized twenty-five TM centers with thirty-five thousand participants in that country. In 1998 the World Plan Executive Council Australia (WPECA) sought the approval of the New South Wales Labor Council (NSWLC) to allow a resort on property owned by NSWLC.The World Plan Executive Council (WPEC) was established in the U.S. as a non-profit educational corporation to guide its Transcendental Meditation movement. Its president was an American and former news reporter named Jerry Jarvis and the Maharishi is reported to have had "no legal, official or paid relationship with WPEC". WPEC was an umbrella organization and operated almost exclusively on revenues generated from TM course fees. It featured corporate trappings such as "computerized mailings, high-speed communications, links, even a well-turned medical and life insurance plan for its employees". WPEC supervised the 375 urban TM centers as well as several failed resorts that were purchased or leased as "forest academies" for in-residence meditation classes and courses. It had $40 million in tax exempt revenues from 1970 to 1974 and in 1975 it had $12 million in annual revenues but  did not employ any outside public relations firm.In 1985, a civil suit were filed against the World Plan Executive Council, in the U.S.A. by Robert Kropinski, Jane Greene, Patrick Ryan and Diane Hendelclaiming fraud and psychological, physical, and emotional harm as a result of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs. The district court dismissed Kropinski's claims concerning intentional tort and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and referred the claims of fraud and negligent infliction of physical and psychological injuries to a jury trial. The jury awarded Kropinski $137,890 in the fraud and negligence claims. The appellate court overturned the award and dismissed Kropinski's claim alleging psychological damage. The claim of fraud and the claim of a physical injury related to his practice of the TM-Sidhi program were remanded to the lower court for retrial. Kropinski, Green, Ryan and the defendants settled the remaining claims out of court on undisclosed terms. The remaining suit by Hendel, not included in the settlement, was later dismissed because the claims were barred by the statute of limitations. In affirming the dismissal, the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit held that Hendel's claims were time-barred under the discovery rule because "...the defendants made representations which any reasonable person would recognize as being contrary to common human experience and, indeed, to the laws of physics. If, as Ms. Hendel alleges, she was told that meditators would slowly rise in the air, and that some of them were 'flying over Lake Lucern' or 'walking through walls, hovering, and becoming invisible,' and that her failure to go to bed on time could bring about World War III, then a reasonable person would surely have noticed, at some time prior to September 1, 1986, that some of these representations might not be true."In the 1990s WPEC in the USA became the parent company to an American, for-profit, hotel subsidiary called Heaven on Earth Inns Corp. with Thomas M. Headley as its president. The Heaven on Earth Inns Corp. was reported to have purchased nine USA hotels at cut-rate prices that year, including two in Ohio, one in Oklahoma and one in Omaha, Nebraska. The hotels were bought as facilities for TM classes and as income-producing operations for health-conscious travelers who preferred vegetarian meals, alcohol free environments and non-smoking accommodations. The following year WPEC purchased a hotel in Asbury Park, New Jersey and a "shuttered" hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. WPEC also "took over" Chicago's Blackstone Hotel via foreclosure in 1995.The Maharishi Global Development Fund (MGDF) purchased the Clarion Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut USA in 1995 for $1.5 million and sold it to Wonder Works Construction in 2011. In 2006 MGDF's assets were listed as $192.3 million with $51.4 million in income.
1975: Maharishi FoundationMaharishi Foundation is an educational and charitable organization active in at least four countries. The Maharishi Foundation's headquarters resided at Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire beginning in 1978 and later moved to Skelmersdale, West Lancashire, England. According to its website, Maharishi Foundation is a "registered, educational charity" that was established in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom in 1975. Its purpose is to advance public education by offering courses and services for human development including Transcendental Meditation. The foundation is said to promote Consciousness-Based Education and research on Transcendental Meditation by "independent academic institutions" and reported $7 million in revenues in 2010. Similar corporations include the Maharishi Foundation Incorporated in New Zealand and Maharishi Foundation U.S.A. Maharishi Foundation purchased the Kolleg St. Ludwig campus in 1984 for USD 900,000 and it became the Maharishi European Research University (MERU) campus as well as the Maharishi's movement headquarters and residence. The buildings were old, inefficient, in disrepair and did not meet the Maharishi Sthapatya Veda requirements of an east facing entrance. A 2006 report in the LA Times said the Maharishi's organization has been involved in a two year "courtroom battle" with preservationist who wanted to block the demolition of the Kollege St. Ludwig building which "was abandoned in 1978" by its previous owners. A three-story, canvas illustration of the intended replacement building was put up on the front side of the building but local government ordered its removal. According to a 2008 report, the MERU Foundation indicated it would consider leaving the site if permission to demolish the old building was not granted. In 2015, the old buildings were removed completely.By 1996, it was referred to as the "Maharishi Continental Capital of the Age of Enlightenment for Europe". In 1998, the overall redevelopment plan for the location was budgeted at USD 50 million. Aerial photographs show the development of the site. Floodlights illuminated the new building constructed in 1997 and 164 flagpoles carried the flags of the world nations "like a meditation-based United Nations." Local authorities later limited the use of floodlights and required removal of the flagpoles. Tony Nader was crowned Maharaja Raja Raam there in 2001,and it became a "capital" of the Global Country of World Peace. By 2006, the campus had 50 residents and had been visited by John Hagelin and Doug Henning in prior years.In November 2011 Maharishi Foundation USA filed a lawsuit in Federal court against The Meditation House LLC for infringement of the foundation's Transcendental Meditation trademark which are licensed to select organizations. The foundation alleges that its "credibility and positive image" are being used to "mislead customers" while the defendant asserts the foundation has an unfair monopoly on an ancient technique.
1976: World Government of the Age of EnlightenmentThis self described non-political, non-religious, global organization was formed in 1976 by the Maharishi As of 1985 the World Government of the Age of Enlightenment was administrated by its President, Thomas A. Headly. Its purpose was to teach the Science of Creative Intelligence and the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs and to accomplish the seven goals of the World Plan. In addition, the organization gave Maharishi Awards to several outstanding members of the community each year.
1988: Maharishi Heaven on Earth Development Corp.Main article: Maharishi Heaven on Earth DevelopmentMaharishi Heaven on Earth Development Corp. (MHOED) is a for-profit real estate developer associated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and his Transcendental Meditation movement. First founded in Malibu California in 1988, it has sought to build utopian projects in the U.S., Canada, and Africa with a long-term goal to "reconstruct the entire world", at an estimated cost of $100 trillion. The US arm planned to work with developers to build 50 "Maharishi Cities of Immortals" in the US and Canada. The Canadian arm bought and renovated the Fleck/Paterson House in Ottawa in 2002, earning the "adaptive use award of excellence" from the City. A subsidiary purchased land to build Maharishi Veda Land theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Niagara Falls, New York. The Dutch arm negotiated with the presidents of Zambia and Mozambique to acquire a quarter of the land in those countries in exchange for solving their problems.
1992: Natural Law PartyMain article: Natural Law PartyFounded in 1992, the Natural Law Party (NLP) was a transnational party based on the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The party was founded on the concept that Natural Law is the organizing principle that governs the universe and that the problems of humanity are caused by people violating Natural Law. The NLP supported using scientifically verifiable procedures such as the Transcendental Meditation technique and TM-Sidhi program to reduce or eliminate the problems in society. The party was active in up to 74 countries and ran candidates in many countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Israel, and Taiwan.Two of the most prominent candidates were John Hagelin, who campaigned for U.S. president in 1992, 1996 and 2004, and magician Doug Henning who ran for office in England. Electoral successes were achieved by the Ajeya Bharat Party in India, which elected a legislator to a state assembly, and by the Croatian NLP, which elected a member of a regional assembly in 1993. The party was disbanded in some countries beginning in 2004 but continues in India and in a few U.S. states.
1993: Maharishi Vedic Education Development CorporationMaharishi Vedic Education Development Corporation (MVEDC) is a non-profit, American organization, incorporated in 1993 and headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa. Bevan G. Morris is the acting and founding president of the corporation and Richard Quinn is the director of project finance. MVED's primary purpose is the administration of Transcendental Meditation courses and training TM instructors in the United States. Courses in Transcendental Meditation are led by TM teachers trained by MVED. MVED also provides promotional literature to its teachers and TM centers.In 1975 the USA non-profit oversaw five owned properties and hundreds of rented facilities that offered meditation lectures and seminars. One facility located in Livingston Manor, New York housed a 350-room hotel, a printing press and a professional quality video and sound-recording studio. MVED is the sublicensee for many trademarks owned by the U.K. non-profit Maharishi Foundation Ltd. These trademarks include: Transcendental Meditation, TM-Sidhi, Yogic Flying and Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health.In 2004, the lawsuit Butler vs. MUM alleged that MVED was guilty of negligent representation and had direct liability for the death of a Maharishi University of Management student. In 2008, all charges against MVED were dismissed and the law suit was dropped. According to journalist Anthony Barnett, the attacks led critics to question the movement's claims that group practice of advanced meditation techniques could end violence. Maharishi said of the incident that "this is an aspect of the violence we see throughout society", including the violence that the U.S. perpetrates in other countries.MVED has created educational enterprises, such as Maharishi Vedic University and Maharishi Medical Center, and has overseen the construction and development of Maharishi Peace Palaces owned by the Global Country of World Peace (GCWP) in 30 locations in the USA. Maharishi Peace Palaces, Transcendental Meditation Centers, Maharishi Enlightenment Centers, and Maharishi Invincibility Centers provide training and Maharishi Ayurveda treatments as well as serving as local centers for TM and TM-Sidhi practitioners.
1997: Maharishi Housing Development Finance CorporationThe Maharishi Housing Development Finance Corporation (MHDFC) was established in India in 1997 and as of 2003 had 15 branch offices. In 2000 MHDFC began offering seven and 15-year loans and proposed a plan to offer 40-year mortgages. By 2003 the finance company had 15 branches across India, a loan portfolio of Rs104 crore, and the Maharishi University of Management of UK was listed as its majority owner. In 2009 Religare Enterprises Limited acquired an 87.5 percent stake in MHDFC and on that basis MHDFC received the highest quality credit rating from the ICRA in 2010.
1999: Maharishi Solar TechnologyMaharishi Solar Technology (MST) is an Indian solar producer that makes modules, solar lanterns and pumps founded in 1999. MST has a vertically integrated facility for producing photovoltaic panels at Kalahasti in Andhra Pradesh, and is a core producer of the multicrystalline silicon wafers used to make them. MST is reported to be a "venture of Maharishi group" and has contracted with the US-based Abengoa Solar Inc to produce solar thermal collectors. MST's president, Prakash Shrivastava  is a member of the Solar Energy Society of India's Governing Council. According to a press release published in Reuters, MST was included in the "2011–2015 Deep Research Report on Chinese Solar Grade Polysilicon Industry".
2001: Global Country of World PeaceMain article: Global Country of World PeaceThe Global Country of World Peace (GCWP) was declared by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, on Vijayadashami (Victory Day), October 7, 2000. He described it as "a country without borders for peace loving people everywhere". GCWP is structured as a kingdom, with Tony Nader as its current Maharaja or Sovereign Ruler. It became incorporated in the state of Iowa, USA on October 15, 2002 as a non-profit organization with Bevan Morris as its president. The corporation has its headquarters in Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa. It has, or is building, capitals in the Netherlands, Iowa, Kansas, West Virginia, Manhattan, and India. The GCWP has made various unsuccessful attempts at attaining sovereignty as a micronation during the years 2000 to 2002, offering sums in excess of $1 billion to small and impoverished countries in exchange for the sovereignty over part of their territory. It has a global reconstruction program which seeks to rebuild all of the cities and buildings in the world following Maharishi Sthapatya Veda principles.
2005: David Lynch FoundationMain article: David Lynch FoundationThe David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace is a charitable foundation based in Fairfield, Iowa, founded in 2005 and operating worldwide. The Foundation primarily funds at-risk students learning to meditate using the Transcendental Meditation program. Its other activities include funding research on Transcendental Meditation and fundraising with the long-term goal of raising $7 billion to establish seven affiliated "Universities of World Peace", to train students in seven different countries to become "professional peacemakers".
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
|Maharishi Mahesh Yogi|
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1978
|Founder of||Transcendental Meditation movement|
Global Country of World Peace
|Born||Mahesh Prasad Varma|
12 January 1918
Jabalpur, India (now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
|Died||5 February 2008 (aged 90)|
Vlodrop, Limburg, Netherlands
|Disciple(s)||The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Ravi Shankar Michel Corbold  and others.|
Tour in India (1955–1957)
World tours (1958–1968)
Association with the Beatles
XenuFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaXenu (//), also called Xemu, was, according to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, the dictator of the "Galactic Confederacy" who 75 million years ago brought billions of his people to Earth (then known as "Teegeeack") in DC-8-like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes, and killed them with hydrogen bombs. Official Scientology scriptures hold that the thetans (immortal spirits) of these aliens adhere to humans, causing spiritual harm.These events are known within Scientology as "Incident II", and the traumatic memories associated with them as "The Wall of Fire" or "R6 implant". The narrative of Xenu is part of Scientologist teachings about extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in earthly events, collectively described as "space opera" by Hubbard. Hubbard detailed the story in Operating Thetan level III (OT III) in 1967, warning that the "R6 implant" (past trauma) was "calculated to kill (by pneumonia, etc.) anyone who attempts to solve it".Within the Church of Scientology, the Xenu story is part of the church's secret "Advanced Technology", considered a sacred and esoteric teaching, which is normally only revealed to members who have completed a lengthy sequence of courses costing large amounts of money. The church avoids mention of Xenu in public statements and has gone to considerable effort to maintain the story's confidentiality, including legal action on the grounds of copyright and trade secrecy. Officials of the Church of Scientology widely deny or try to hide the Xenu story.Despite this, much material on Xenu has leaked to the public via court documents, copies of Hubbard's notes, and the Internet. In commentary on the impact of the Xenu text, academic scholars have discussed and analyzed the writings by Hubbard and their place within Scientology within the contexts of science fiction, UFO religions, Gnosticism and creation myths.
SummaryThe story of Xenu is covered in OT III, part of Scientology's secret "Advanced Technology" doctrines taught only to advanced members who have undergone many hours of auditing and reached the state of Clear followed by Operating Thetan levels 1 and 2. It is described in more detail in the accompanying confidential "Assists" lecture of October 3, 1968, and is dramatized in Revolt in the Stars (a screen-story -- in the form of a novel -- written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1977).Hubbard wrote that Xenu was the ruler of a Galactic Confederacy 75 million years ago, which consisted of 26 stars and 76 planets including Earth, which was then known as "Teegeeack". The planets were overpopulated, containing an average population of 178 billion. The Galactic Confederacy's civilization was comparable to our own, with aliens "walking around in clothes which looked very remarkably like the clothes they wear this very minute" and using cars, trains and boats looking exactly the same as those "circa 1950, 1960" on Earth.Xenu was about to be deposed from power, so he devised a plot to eliminate the excess population from his dominions. With the assistance of psychiatrists, he gathered billions of his citizens under the pretense of income tax inspections, then paralyzed them and froze them in a mixture of alcohol and glycol to capture their souls. The kidnapped populace was loaded into spacecraft for transport to the site of extermination, the planet of Teegeeack (Earth). The appearance of these spacecraft would later be subconsciously expressed in the design of the Douglas DC-8, the only difference being that "the DC8 had fans, propellers on it and the space plane didn't". When they had reached Teegeeack, the paralyzed citizens were unloaded around the bases of volcanoes across the planet. Hydrogen bombs were then lowered into the volcanoes and detonated simultaneously, killing all but a few aliens. Hubbard described the scene in his film script, Revolt in the Stars: