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She claimed she was there and saw the whole thing. They strung fishing line across the reservoir, taped some cellophane to a straw and simply passed the unit back and forth across the lake. It would light up whenever a car's headlights hit it (there is a winding road that goes completely around the reservoir). When the authorities started to show up, they just cut the line and it all fell invisibly into the water.
Originally posted by MyCigs
The best thing about this has to be the credible witnesses. Oh how I love it when cops and government officials come forth.
"And the strangest part of
it was that there was no noise attached to this object. None whatsoever. It was absolutely
silent. A silent light." "What color was this light?" I wanted to know. "It was a bright white
light. As I said: just like on a locomotive. It was funnel-shaped. It seemed to come out of
some object, like a funnel. In other words, it spread out as if it were focused through a
telescope. It was narrow at one end in the sky and spread out into a very wide beam as it
approached our upper gate house at the dam."
"In other words," I said, "this wasn't just a flat light? It had a shape."
He nodded. "Just like a funnel." "Sort of like an upside down funnel?" I asked. He nodded
again, this time with vigor. "That's just exactly what it looked like."
Originally posted by free_spirit
August C. Roberts and Wendelle Stevens. Incident involving multiple witnesses, the local
Police Department and the Air Force.
Hundreds of spectators at Ringwood and Wanaque sites surrounding the Wanaque
Reservoir watched what was described as a glowing egg-shaped object moving
from place to placeand a times shooting down beams of light.Reservoir guards vividly
recalllater going out on the ice and finding thawed placeswhere the object had
been seen hovering. Mayor Wolfe, some Councilmen, Dam guards and some of the
young teen-age children of the Councilmen were up there on top.
They declared: “Up on the Dam when this object came over and was over the ice, and
put out a flash of light (light beam), and put holes in the ice, he beams of light seemed
to put holes in the ice”
WANAQUE 1966, part one: microcosm of UFOlogy
When you dive into Wanaque, you find that you're not dealing with one "UFO" case but many. For purposes of sanity, it's convenient [though mildly inaccurate] to consider the Wanaque cases to be mainly composed of two clusters of incidents in 1966, one in mid-January and the other almost exactly nine months later in October. In this first swipe at the phenomenon, I'm going to look only at the January incidents.
The second thing that strikes you [very favorably] is that the January cluster has a boatload of witnesses, lots of whom are "in plain sight", and many of whom are policemen. So... good start.
The third thing is that no REALLY good investigation seems to have been made. Because of that, I'm going to begin by saying what the newspapers got from the witnesses and put in their stories. The cast-of-characters above figures prominently in this, and several of them in the October events as well.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
I always find it when people call cops (or govt officials) "credible witness" in regards to UFOs....but on any other thread, cops are idiots, liars, criminals, etc..
WANAQUE 1966: part two.
The Air Force was in top form throughout. They didn't even investigate the case formally as far as I can tell. This did not stop various representatives from voicing their theories that the BOL sightings were planets seen under odd atmospheric situations [maybe some were but that three-arc passage on January 11th... Sheesh!], or helicopters, which didn't exist with strobe beams [which turned out also not to exist], to ECHO satellite spottings, which is so preposterous as to make one wish that you could make citizen arrests on military people for violations of brain function. Yep, the good ol' Air Force was in its prime.
NICAP UFO Investigator - January/February 1966 (pdf)