Here's another old case that deserves, IMO, a complete new investigation, at least to try to clear up odd things about the impressive photos and to
gather the more possible informations about it, before they will be lost.
The description of the case, as it can be found everywhere, whatever the source is:
Date: April 19, 1978
Location: Colfax, Wisconsin, United States
On April 19, 1978, police officer Mark Coltrane was on patrol in the vicinity of Colfax. He then noticed a metallic looking disc raising towards the
the sky at a short distance from the parking space. While the object seemed to move towards him, Coltrane picked up his Polaroid camera, came out of
the car and snapped some photographs. The object was so close in one of the images that it is possible to notice some details of its lower surface.
On April 19, 1978, police officer Mark Coltrane was on patrol in the vicinity of Colfax, a small town with a thousands of inhabitants in
Wisconsin, USA. At midday, he decided to stop the car to eat something, in a small isolated area. He noted that his radio was emitting crackles.
He then noticed a metallic looking disc raising towards the the sky at a short distance from the parking space.
While the object seemed to move towards him, Coltrane picked up his Polaroid camera, came out of the car and snapped some photographs. The object was
so close in one of the images that it is possible to notice some details of its lower surface.
In [the second] photograph the object is starting to move away.
The total observation lasted a few minutes, the object being being lost from his sight when it accelerated and fled in the distance.
Coltrane, shocked by the sighting, remained in amazement for two hours without saying anything, by fear of being ridiculed when he would have to
submit his report to his chiefs.
I've searched at first for ATS threads were the case was mentioned. To my surprise, there's only (Well, I was able to find only...) 3 threads that
briefly evoke it:
- PRUFOS -´Police Report UFO Sightings´Organisation.
from my friend Karl12, back in
November 2008, quoting UFOEvidence
(link hidden as it seems that there's some problems with
it, I can give the full link by PM for anyone)
- Photo Analysis of an Aerial Disc Over Costa Rica 1971
by Firemoon, in October 2010,
(Unfortunately, the site is down...) and
- 7 Photos of a UFO from Wisconsin from the 70's
in July 2011. Zorgon here quote
this blog (angelesovni)
and the same link that Karl12
gave almost two years earlier. (UFOEvidence). Later, on the same thread (p4
gives another new link to the story and photo:
UFOEvidence refers to Ufologie.net as the source of the article (Source: Wendelle Stevens - credit: UFOs at Close Sight (Ufologie.net) )
Unfortunately, since Ufologie.net is down, we can only guess that UFOEvidence copied/pasted the whole article from it, with the original source to be
Angelesovni blog do not provides any useful information as it don't gives its source and as the two photos that illustrates the paper can be found in
greater resolution in UFOEvidence (and maybe elsewhere)
Now, the two interesting links to look at are
that are the only one that shows more photos for the case that are ....b&w
Nawewtech refers to NICAP for the original source, but as the link given leads only to the main page, I had to search by myself for the original NICAP
page and finally, I got it here
As for Unexplainable, it shows the exact same b&w photos that Nawewtech, but gives for source the same as that of UFOEvidence (Source: Wendelle
Stevens - credit: UFOs at Close Sight (Ufologie.net) ).
Now, the photos and the oddities that surround them.
Ufologie.net is the primary source for the colored version of the photos (see above).
As for the b&w photos, seems like it's NICAP, but since Ufologie.net site is down there's no way to check this.
Moreover, photo n°3 is repeated twice on the NICAP site. Is it a mistake? Possibly, as there's a photo n°4 in Nawewtech.
The full set:
A Google Image search for each one of the picture only gives for results the links quoted above.
Now the questions are:
1- Why the two versions, colored and b&w?
2- Why the colored two photos are not on the NICAP site?
3- Is someone knowns how to have access to the Wendelle Stevens archives, if available?
4- Where the colored versions come from?
5- Two of the b&w version photos appears to be cropped versions of the two colored version. If so, where are the full colored version of the other b&w
I'll try to work on all the photos, searching for the best resolution and more information. If anyone have such infos, it will be greatly appreciated!
edit on 3-2-2013 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)