reply to post by Skyfloating
An incident occured in Ethiopia in 1970.
Dr Hynek received a
report relating to the incident.
It happened during the morning in broad daylight with multiple witnesses. At 11:30am villagers were disturbed by a loud noise from the forest. The
noise grew louder and louder before what was described as a red glowing ball screamed towards the village. It impacted and destroyed several houses as
it flew past.
It traveled a further 150 yards before turning around and almost doubling back itself along the road. The asphalt on the road was melted and cracked
by the heat...
The object returned once more, demolishing a stone wall and more houses before coming to halt outside the village.
This happened in a small town, Sela'i Da'iro in Ethiopia in the early 1970s.
At 11:30 a.m. in Saladare, Ethiopia a red glowing ball of fire swept through the village, destroying houses, uprooting trees, and melting asphalt.
It seemed to hover in place and then back-tracked. It caused eight serious injuries and the death of a little girl. (Source: J. Allen Hynek & Jacque
Vallee, The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, p. 160)
Other than the links provided earlier, the account of Saladare/ Sela'i Da'iro originated in Hynek and Vallee's book; The Edge of Reality: A
Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects. In the book the incident is described...
This is one of the few documented cases where harm has been caused by something we must regard as a UFO. It was certainly flying, it was obviously
an object, and it certainly was unidentified.
Hynek classed it as CE2
Close Encounters of the Second Kind are those in which, additionally, the UFO has some tangible effect on the environment, for example by leaving
an imprint in the ground where it lands or by interfering with the normal functioning of a car engine
In summary, I think it's a very interesting case on several levels. It wouldn't be unusual for a village to be damaged in a war torn country.
Possibly a missile? Dr Attal Makk's presence could well be in a humanitarian capacity. His name is absent online. This is understandable given he was
there in 1970 and may have ended his career before the WWW took off.
An area that had been at war for ten years should include people that have no problem in identifying missiles or other ordnance. That Hynek and Vallee
were satisfied with the accounts authenticity adds to its interest but it still seems inconclusive. Then again, they always do...
In the Ethiopian incident a young girl died and several people were injured, in this incident a security guard turns his weapon on a UFO and is
In Brazil, 1970 a security guard at the Barragem do Funil
through the drizzly rain as he kept watch. At 9:45 he became aware of an object some distance away on the dam. As he approached, he noticed several
windows with different color lights flickering from within.
Almiro became quite frightened, drew his revolver and fired at the object. Instantly he felt intense heat, he went numb and a prickly feeling of
pins and needles took hole of him. He fell down, attempted to get up again and run. Still holding his gun, he took his whistle and started calling for
help. He stated that after firing his first shot, the lights grew brighter and there was a noise. A blinding ray was emitted after he had fired his
second shot from his double barrel. Link
Letter relating to the elements of the incident.
Where the object had allegedly landed was a round, dry area on the concrete that had been sheltered from the rain by what?
[edit on 13-4-2009 by Kandinsky]