2020 Presidential Candidates and UFO Disclosure

Presidential candidates sometimes promise UFO disclosure to garner votes. Maybe the 2020 candidates should make a campaign stop in Elmwood, WI this summer for our annual UFO Days festival, the last weekend of July.

Recently, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar said that, if elected president, she’s going to bring more transparency to government investigations into UFOs. “I think we don’t know enough … And I think one of the things a president could do is to look into what’s there in terms of what does science say; what does our military say.” Read More

Rise in UFO Reports in 2019

I have never seen a UFO or flying saucer or nocturnal light that I thought might be extra-planetary. Not until May of 2019, at my home on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior.

It was Memorial Day weekend, and my wife, our son, and our daughter-in-law were out on the deck stargazing. I was inside with the grandson. Suddenly I heard their voices excitedly calling for me to join them.

I hurried out, grandson in hand, and there in the sky I beheld it! Wonder of Wonders! A fleet of unidentified flying objects streaking across the sky in a linear formation. I confidently declared, “It’s either a new technology we have never before seen or something extraterrestrial.” Read More

MN MUFON Featured on TPT

Twin Cities Public Television released a feature on the Minnesota chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). The public television station brought their cameras to one of the organizations monthly meetings in New Brighton last fall to capture footage for an episode of the “MN Niche” segment. Those sharing an interest in aerial phenomena enough to attend a MUFON meeting or become members of the organization certainly qualify as a unique “niche,” so the title fits. 

The short video segment, just under five minutes, offers a quick montage of clips from the meeting interspersed with short interviews including Tom Maher, the MN Mufon State Director, and several other notables from the chapter. You can watch the video here. Read More

Flying Saucer on MN North Shore

The year 1979 was a big year for UFOs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Several of the stories featured on UFOdays.net focus on the local UFO Flap of 1979. Here’s one from a reliable witness, along with his sketch of the encounter.

Jeremy Liebig (yes, that is his real name, and, no, it does not reduce his credibility) had an eerie encounter with glowing orbs near Minnesota’s North Shore in the early 2000s, but it wasn’t his first UFO encounter. His first sighting on the North Shore occurred when he was just six years old, not long before the Val Johnson story and the ensuing UFO Flap of 1979.

That fall, Jeremy recorded the incident in his elementary school journal. Read More

When You See Those Flying Saucers

UFOdays.net has a new favorite song: “When You See Those Flying Saucers.”

It’s a hit from 1947, the year that the flying saucers made their dramatic debut over North America. The song has long since passed into the public domain. Someone created a video by adding clips from the 1956 movie “UFOs: The True Story of Flying Saucers.” The clips accurately depict the national mood during the 1947 UFO wave. We’ve added a historical note on the front end and subtitled the video with the lyrics.

Flying Saucers first burst into public notoriety in June of 1947 when pilot Kenneth Arnold’s story about nine glinting saucer-like craft passing Mount Rainier at tremendous speed was picked up by newspapers all over the country. It turned out that Arnold’s sighting was neither the first nor the last. Read More

Orbs of Light Haunt MN Campers

Minnesotans Report Strange Encounters with Glowing Orbs of Light

Enter the words “glowing balls of light” or “white orb of light” into a Google Search engine and it’s going to lead you to a 2006 UFO story from Northern Minnesota titled “Bright White Orb of Light: Have You Seen These Too?” The story is posted by Kate P. on the new-age website exemplore.com. Kate P. identifies herself as “a dental hygienist, pyrography artist, avid gardener, writer, vegetarian, and world traveler.” In addition, she may be one of the world’s foremost authority on the strange phenomenon of the ghostly hovering orbs of light that account for a large number of UFO sightings.

Bright Orb in the Night

Kate’s story happened thirteen years ago, in the summer of 2006, on a camping trip with her family somewhere along the one of the hiking trails in the forests of Northern Minnesota. The family was not far from Lake Superior and the famous Highway 61. Read More

UFOs at Halfmoon Lake and Draper, WI

Forty years ago this month, a UFO flew over the Bass Lake district near Draper, Wisconsin. It happened on Friday, November 2, one week after a similar encounter at Halfmoon Lake. The November 8, 1979, Sawyer County Gazette out of Winter, Wisconsin publicized a sparse account of Bass Lake area sighting:

A UFO was reported in our area last Friday night by several of our area residents. They describe seeing a large, round, blue object with red lights and another object under it. The object was seen along Hwy 70 and it moved toward Draper and then returned to the Bass Lake district and then back toward Draper. Joe Paulick of Loretta along with three or four other people stopped their vehicles to observe the object near Hwy B and 70. If any of our readers saw this object please let us know, we are sure that Joe and the others would be interested in your description of the U.F.O. Read More

Ladysmith Man Collects More than 80 UFO Reports

Chester Golat of Ladysmith, WI collects UFO reports. He claims to have collected over 80 of them from reliable witnesses. He says, “It’s not up to me to believe all of them. Just to get the reports. And that’s what I do. I get their story. I have most of them on film or video.” Not every witness Golat interviews is willing to be recorded, but they share their stories without the camera running.

Golat’s UFO experiencers are ordinary people from a vicinity of Wisconsin that, for unknown reasons, happens to be frequented by mysterious unexplained aerial phenomena. The visitations occur all over west central Wisconsin, from the Elmwood Encounters immortalized in the annual UFO Days festival to the unusual phenomena in the area of Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Barron, and Ridgeland as documented in a 2004 Fate Magazine article titled “Valley of the UFOs.” In the late 1970s, a local investigator with Dr. Allen Hynek’s Center for UFO Studies documented a flap of sightings with encounters in Baldwin, Dresser, New Richmond, Balsam Lake, and Halfmoon Lake. Read More

UFOs Accidental Apocalypse

UFOs could trigger India-Pakistan Nuclear War

UFO activity over Indian and Pakistani nuclear sites could trigger a nuclear war. That’s the subject of a recent book titled Accidental Apocalypse: UFOs and National Security, by Sabir Hussain, director of the Indian Society for UFOs (INSUFOS).

India and Pakistan continually teeter on the brink of war with heavy nuclear arsenals pointed at each other. Hussain’s book posits that UFO activity over India-Pakistan nuclear sites might easily be misinterpreted by the respective military warning systems, possibly triggering a nuclear war. Hussain cites numerous examples from the long history of UFO interaction with nuclear weapon sites as evidence of the problem. There’s a pretty consistent pattern of UFOs nosing around our nuclear arsenals and throwing military bases into panic.

In view of the cold-war-like brinkmanship between the India and Pakistan, Read More

Former Navy and NASA personnel launch UFO Research Group

A Silicon Valley investment group, several scientists, and some Navy veterans are trying to track UFOs off the coast of California. They have launched a new non-profit UFO study group with some impressive clout, credible researchers, and deep pockets. An article from VICE Motherboard has the details.

The new group, called UAP eXpeditions, is founded by U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Kevin Day, who served on the USS Princeton as a radar operator during the 2004 Nimitz encounters. That’s the same incident during which Commander David Fravor’s flight crew encountered the so-called “Tic-tac” object, and it’s the same incident that produced the Tic-tac gun camera footage.

The new non-profit organization has funding from Silicon Valley investors who, ultimately, hope to profit from the research. Read More