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Iceland has long been the centre of many stories about UFO incidents and alien sightings, but it was a sequence of events in the winter of 1992 that alerted me to the scale of activity in the Arctic Circle.
Iceland played a crucial role during the Cold War years, with huge radar bases built around its coast to monitor the activities of the Soviet Fleet, slipping out into the Atlantic from their Barents Sea bases. On many occasions, fighter planes were scrambled to pursue blips on the radar that turned out to be encounters with UFOs. Iceland is rich in legend and folklore and its people have many strange tales to tell of small creatures seen on the glaciers, particularly the Snaefellsjokull glacier, where residents leave food out for the little grey people who live under the glacier.
In the winter of 1992, there were dozens of UFO sightings in the north of Scotland, causing a flurry of media interest as literally hundreds of witnesses reported seeing strange shapes and lights in the sky. But there was one incident that did not get reported in the national press. On the 20th. December, near the Orkney Islands, a UFO was tracked on radar and a fighter plane ordered up to intercept it. I heard from a reliable source, that the plane and UFO merged on the radar screen, just as had happened with Foxtrot 94, and that again radio contact was lost. A search and rescue plane took off, and hours later made a mysterious discovery. In a remote inhospitable stretch of the Orkneys the plane was found intact in an area where it would have been impossible to carry out a controlled landing. The pilot was missing.
Originally posted by nullster
The Cold War was the reason there were many more significant UFO sightings in the 1960-70's. justyc posted there was a US base since the 1940's would underscoer the possibilities of sightings of test vehicles do to its remote location.
On a side, since we're headed for the new Cold War and the armament of space, we should see a significant rise in UFO activeties.
Originally posted by justyci've climbed up the volcano which neil armstrong & co supposedly practiced in before going to the moon, although the sudden sandstorm meant i couldnt open my eyes and actually see the crater.
Originally posted by justyciceland would be a perfect place to hide a base as the majority of the country is so desolate and remote and has only recently in history been explored. the scenery in many places is spooky enough as it is without the stories of trolls!! only thing is, what would hidden aliens eat if there was a base hidden there because it couldnt be the locals as they would notice so many going missing, and nothing grows in the middle...