NUFORC AUDIO

Listen in on the UFO Hotline from 1974-1977. Here’s hours and hours of authentic UFO-encounter audio entertainment for those long drives on lonely rural highways in the middle of the night.

In 1974, Robert Gribble started the National UFO Reporing Center (NUFORC) near Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The NUFORC’s 24 hour hotline number was distributed to police, airports and military bases, with a request to refer claimed UFO witnesses to the NUFORC. Gribble or his associates took hundreds of telephone calls from people who claimed to have seen UFOs. These recordings were compiled and edited by Wendy Connors, who operated the now-defunct Faded Discs website. Text files summarize each call, including location, date and a brief description of the conversation and claimed UFO encounter. https://archive.org/download/National…

Witnesses range from ordinary citizens to pilots, military personnel, Federal Aviation Administration employees, police and scientists. The UFO cases range from lights in the skies to close-up encounters with flying saucers, cylindrical objects and other aircraft. Other calls include claimed encounters with animal mutilation, large Bigfoot-type beings, amnesia and possible alien abduction cases, or sightings of humanoid UFO occupants. A few calls show how meteors entering the Earth’s atmosphere can be mistaken for something more exotic. Reports come from all 50 states, but lean towards the western half of America. The NUFORC still operates as of March, 2009, now with Peter Davenport as director. Read More

Joe Soucheray on George Wheeler and Elmwood UFOs

Joe Soucheray, Minneapolis Tribune, Thurs. April 17, 1975

Pierce County, Wis.

The road from Ellsworth begins its run into Elmwood on the flat and then dips and turns like a roller coaster until finally Elmwood is in sight, a little movie-set town with a church spire, set in a deep-walled valley cut by the Eau Galle River. At night you can go up on the hills, look down and the lights of Elmwood, Ellsworth and Plum City—the so-called Piece County Triangle—shine like cities seen from an airplane window. Eerie twinklings.

In the early morning of April 7, as he was finishing his rounds up near Tuttle Hill in Elmwood, retired police chief George Wheeler saw a new light the likes of which made him scream and dive into a ditch for cover.

“I thought for sure a plane was crashing,” said Wheeler. “I thought a plane was going to wipe out the town. It was something, the size of a football field, about 1,500 feet off the ground. I hit the ditch and the thing passed over me and I saw a blue flame shoot out of it. It cut across town at a right angle and moved at a fantastic speed, I’d say 1,500 to 1,800 miles per hour if I had to guess.”

“I thought for sure a plane was crashing,” said Wheeler. “I thought a plane was going to wipe out the town.”

Wheeler said he got back into his car and drove to the top of Tuttle Hill. From there he studied the object at length and described it as cigar shaped, 100 yards long, casting a white light on the ground. It was silent, he said. It sped off towards Ellsworth and Wheeler. He hesitantly put in a call to the Ellsworth Village Hall. They told him he wasn’t crazy, people had been making similar reports for about two hours.

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The Phenomenon

We’ve been waiting for director James Fox’s new UFO documentary, The Phenomenon, for a long time. Today we learned it’s going to be released digitally on October 6, 2020. James Fox is the director who brought us the UFO documentaries Fifty Years of Denial (1997), Out of the Blue (2003), and I Know what I Saw (2009). For the last six years, he’s been working on a followup feature-film documentary titled “The Phenomenon.” It’s been subject to numerous delays and frustrations, but it’s finally going to be released, and we can’t wait to get out the popcorn.

Check out the trailer here:

Available Digitally Worldwide 10/6

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SCIENTISTS CALL FOR UFO STUDIES

It’s still happening. Less than a week after the New York Times explosive new article on the subject, a new opinion piece in Scientific American marks a critical shift in the national conversation about UFOs. Ravi Kopparapu and Jacob Haqq-Misra co-author an article titled “‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,’ Better Known as UFOs, Deserve Scientific Investigation.” Read More

The Scoop on UFO Crash Retrievals

The two journalists who gave us the New York Times story about government UFO programs and UFO crash retrievals have released a follow-up piece in the Times Insider. In the article titled “Do We Believe in U.F.O.s? That’s the Wrong Question,” Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal offer a few clarifications. They disavow any type of faith or conviction that UFOs exist because “their existence, or nonexistence, is not a matter of belief … unidentified means we don’t know what they are.”

No one’s going to argue with that. What we want to know about is the controversial claim they made about our government researching extraterrestrial debris and materials from downed UFOs! Read More

UFO Crash Retrievals too Good to be True?

Last week, The New York Times published an explosive story about the Pentagon’s no-longer secret UFO investigations. The revelation of the ongoing secret program to study UFOs is a major story all on its own. But the authors of the article, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean, took it a few steps further by suggesting that the US government is in possession of debris and materials retrieved from crashed alien vehicles.

That’s not a new idea in UFO circles. It’s pretty much an article of faith among UFO folks that the government is in possession of crashed alien spacecraft. This narrative began in 1947 when the Army Air Force made the announcement that they had obtained a crashed flying saucer, only to later announce that the debris was actually the remains of a weather balloon. They later amended the story again, changing it to the remains of a secret spy balloon. Ever since then, the idea that the government is secretly studying the retrieved debris of a crashed flying saucer has been a standard plot line featured in hundreds of Sci-fi movies. It’s been further fueled by people claiming to have worked on studying the artifacts or even working in secret government R&D to reverse engineer exotic alien technology. But is it really true? Skeptics are not convinced, and those making the controversial claims can never seem to offer evidence. Read More

New York Times UFO Crash Retrievals

Government Disclosure about UFOs took another big step forward today with the revelation of an ongoing aerial phenomenon study program hidden away inside the Office of Navy Intelligence.

The cat keeps coming out of the bag in piecemeal Disclosure. A brand-new piece in The New York Times by Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean reveals the existence of an ongoing Pentagon Program to study UFOs, something we first reported on here. Blumenthal and Kean are the same team that broke the 2017 story about the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Their new article is titled “No Longer in Shadows, the Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public.”

We have things flying over our military bases and places where we are conducting military exercises, and we don’t know what it is, and it isn’t ours.

The short feature describes the Senate Intelligence Committee’s call for government transparency on UFO investigations and the organization of a United Aerial Phenomenon Task Force. It also reveals that, despite Pentagon denials, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) formerly headed by Luis Elizondo was never disbanded. Instead, it moved under the jurisdiction of the Office of Naval Intelligence. That’s new information. Read More

It’s Evil. It’s Still Out There

Carole Forster story in Howard Blum’s Out There

“My life has never been the same,” Elmwood schoolteacher Carole Forster told New York Times investigative reporter Howard Blum. “At first we thought the fear would go away. The kids slept that night all together in the living room with the lights on. They kept that up for three years. Sleeping all together. The lights always on. They were always afraid. They still have nightmares.”

This weekend, the last weekend in July, is UFO Days in Elmwood, WI—or it would be if not for the Covid-19 cancellations. Carole Forster’s story, which was featured both in Blum’s 1990 book and on a national television show, is one of the stories that makes Elmwood the UFO capital of the world. Read More

1975 UFO Landing, Mellen, WI

Fifteen-year-old Jane Baker scooped up the two cats, Scamp and Babe, and headed outside to put them in the garage for the night. The rest of the family was settling in. It was 9:00 PM on March 13, 1975. Philip Baker had his shoes off and made himself comfortable in front of the TV for an episode of the private detective series Harry O while his wife sorted seed packs for spring planting.

As Jane rounded the corner of the house, an unexpected bright light drew her attention to the road. A silvery disc-shaped object with a domed top sat on the road just up the hill to the north. She recalled, “I was carrying two cats. I was walking to the garage. And I got by this corner, right by the house here, and I looked, and there was this weird object with funny noises, and it was really bright.” The dome on top of the disk gave off a yellow-white glow. Around the object’s midsection a row of alternating green and red lights blinked on and off. Jane said it lit the whole hill.

She put the cats in the garage and vaulted back to the house, tumbling through the door, “Dad! Dad! Come quick! There’s something out there!”

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World UFO Day / UFOdays.net

Happy World UFO Day!

Here’s to one year of publishing UFO stories. Yes, we started this venture twelve months ago, on World UFO Day. We dedicated the website to covering legit UFO News and to publishing local UFO stories from Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. In addition, we’re all about special days and celebrations associated with the UFO phenomenon, so World UFO Day is right up our alley. Thanks for being being a reader of UFOdays.net, and thanks for sharing our stories with your friends.

So what is World UFO Day? The UFO community can’t even decide when it is, much less what it is. Two dates, just over a week apart, compete for the title of World UFO Day.

July 2, World UFO Day

For reasons that are not entirely clear, July 2 is designated “World UFO Day.” We don’t know who originally created World UFO Day or why they chose July 2. According to the internet, the date was chosen to commemorate the day of the famous Roswell crash in 1947. That theory doesn’t work well because the so-called saucer crash occurred in June, not July. The army announced the recovery of the crashed object on July 8, 1947, and the press release (mistakenly) claimed that the disc had crashed in early July–but it never designated a date. Read More