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There are at least somewhere between 3,500 and 5,000 UFO physical trace cases.
It wasn't ET 'wat done it
The slur on the driving/flying skills of all extra terrestrials was lifted today – first findings from the forensic examination of the damaged windmill bits are that it definitely wasn’t a collision of any kind. That lets the MOD off the hook too.
We’ve just had the interim report from ENERCON, the manufacturer of our wind turbines, and they say that they found ‘classic signs of fatigue failure’ in the ring of about 30 bolts, that usually hold the blades on.
Interestingly though they’ve ruled out material or other defect in the bolts themselves, judging that the bolt fatigue is more likely ‘effect’ than ’cause’ of the blade loss.
The attention has shifted now to the components on either side of the ring of bolts, the theory being that a failure somewhere else in the chain of components is at the root of things.
Originally posted by zazzafrazz
I'm glad you posted this as the physical evidence is what counts at the end of the day.
On November 11, 1966 the three witnesses were deer hunting when, at 1000, they returned to their camp site. As they approached the area they saw a thin column of smoke rising from the camp location. They found the 12 x 18 ft tent destroyed along with all the equipment stored inside the tent.
The tent was smoldering but no flames or sparks were evident. Shoes and some records were still smoking. Aluminum tent poles were singed but not burnt, aluminum cots inside the tent were melted. The tent was under trees with very dry leaves, they were not damaged or singed, indicating a very concentrated path of heating.
One of the witnesses always carried a camera while hunting so he could photograph wildlife. As they stood in the smoldering remains he noticed a dead tree some distance away which was 15 ft tall, the top 12 inches was on fire. They heard a humming noise and saw an object rising from the valley floor beyond the tree. He raised the camera and was able to take two photographs of the device.
The first photograph clearly displays the ascending object and the top of the burning tree at the lower right side. A cylindrical, tower-like structure is visible at the top rear section. This structure appears to have an opening at its top with a thin protuberance extending from the opening. The object was rapidly gaining altitude and speed as he rolled the filn to the next negative.
The object was in sight for about 20 seconds. The humming became more intense as the object gained speed. It was last seen 40 degrees above the horizon, moving rapidly into the distance. The object was aluminum in color and reflected the cloud diffused sunlight. They could see what appeared to be a dark band or rim around the center. The object was stable in flight. The three men paced the distance to the point of ascent, it was 300 ft. They estimated the diameter at 25 ft and the height at 8 ft. There were no visible traces at the point of ascent.
The two negatives with the UFO images were located at #’s 6 & 7 with hunting and camping negatives before and the three men at the camp site after. The clear image negative (#6) displays the object image with a length of 1/4. Dr. Hynek took the roll of negatives back to Northwestern University. They were checked at Northwestern by photographic experts and determined to be normal in exposure and appearance. The apparent size of the image is correct for an object 25 to 30 ft in diameter at a distance of 300 ft.
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)
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.
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
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.
Physical Trace Cases.
Physical trace reports were labeled Close Encounters of the Second Kind (CE-II) by J.Allen Hynek and involve instances where there was a physical interaction between the UFO and its environment. Usually these involve a landing trace, such as depressed grass or soil, but also burned or broken vegetation, residues, and more exotic traces. There are at least somewhere between 3,500 and 5,000 UFO physical trace cases.
Physical Evidence, Physical Evidence – General, Electro-Magnetic Effects, Vehicle Interference Cases, Physical Trace Cases, Physiological Effects, Radar Cases
Jacques F. Vallee, Journal of Scientific Exploration
A survey of ten cases of unexplained aerial phenomena accompanied by material residues shows a broad distribution of natural elements, many of which are metallic in nature. They can be roughly described as belonging in two categories: "light materials" of high conductivity such as aluminum, and "slag-like materials" reminiscent of industrial byproducts.
Most of those cases under consideration strive to meet four criteria: 1) the literature gives sufficient ground to support the fact that an unusual aerial phenomenon occurred, 2) the circumstances of the actual recovery of the specimen are reported, 3) there is data to suggest that the specimen is in fact linked to the observed aerial object, and 4) physical analysis has been performed by a competent laboratory of known reliability. In several instances the sample is available for continuing study by independent scientists.
Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports (Sturrock Panel): Injuries to Vegetation
Peter Sturrock / Sturrock Panel Report / Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports
Summary: In some cases that involve an apparent disturbance to the soil, there may also be an apparent injury to vegetation. Velasco stated that four such cases have been investigated by GEPAN/SEPRA: the "Christelle" case of November 27, 1979; the "Trans-en-Provence" case of January 8, 1981; the "Amarante" case of October 21, 1982; and the "Joe le Taxi" case of September 7, 1987.