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CASE 1954 : Strange facts leading to BOAC Labrador Sighting

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posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 12:53 AM
for those who are fluent in real UFOLOGY , they know by heart the BOAC stratocruiser sighting UFO case

for those who are new to UFOLOGY you can read the full statement and investigative document here

The summary of the encounter is quoted below :

This observation was made by crew and passengers of a 4-engine Boeing Stratocruiser of the British Overseas Airways Corporation. Flight 510-196 was a luxury flight bound for London departing New York at 17:03 local on June 29, 1954 with 51 passengers aboard. Four hours later at sunset, 19,000 ft (5,791 m) over Labrador, Newfoundland, and en route for Goose Bay, an apparently huge shape-changing UAP [3] and a swarm of small attendant objects was seen against the bright sky off the left wing. The strange display persisted for 18 minutes.

Whats so strange about this sighting is the event leading to it, as stated by the pilot. He said he was asked by the flight control to delay his OUTBOUND flight. He said its strange to have a delay on the outbound leg since usually its the inbound leg that was delayed.. read quote below :

A final note concerns Capt. HOWARD's recollection (1967; 1982) that soon after departing New York the Centaurus was kept in an unusual - indeed, unique in his experience - 10-minute holding pattern by Boston ATC before being allowed to proceed to Goose by way of a diversion to the East of Boston. No explanation was given.

as a side note, there is unconfirmed 3rd party witness that may have connection to the reason of that delay :

after the sighting Capt. HOWARD received a letter from an American doctor who had been holidaying in a Massachussetts lakeside cabin on that evening. They had heard a "roaring" noise and looked up to see seven dark objects - one large and six small - heading NE across the lake. Capt. HOWARD wondered if these might be the same seven "strange things" he had seen, and if so, whether they were responsible for Boston ATC radar re-routing his aircraft away from the area.

Assuming that the delay have any connection with the later BOAC sighting, did flight controllers know something or being ordered by someone (military/intel) to prevent civilian aircraft moving into certain areas that have anomaly detected ? i understand military and civilian got different air corridors and everyone stay on their respective pathways, unles its an emergency.. but a 10 minutes no explanation wait time is a bit strange in this case, given the following incident with the phenomena.

posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 06:39 AM
one fact i forgot to add :

when the BOAC was put on hold for 10 minutes, it was capt howard's suggestion to traffic control that he be allowed to take a detour from his original route. it safe to say if capt howard dont ask for detour the 10 minute hold will last even longer and still no explanation from traffic control on what cause the hold up

posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:27 PM
reply to post by milomilo

Looks like a mothership and 6 of its little birds caused the holdup.

posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 06:44 PM

Originally posted by spiritualarchitect
reply to post by milomilo

Looks like a mothership and 6 of its little birds caused the holdup.

it would seem to indicate that but there are some questions that i cant get out of my mind :

- if BOAC was told to hold by someone because of the phenomena , then that someone must certainly be monitoring the said phenomena (or following it via radar or any other means) long before the BOAC departure time. This someone must be military related , since military can order civilian air controller to avoid traffic into certain areas without explanation. Why all the secrecy ? someone somewhere must have the radar plot / recording on the incident (if its tracked by radar)..
- Werent there quite a few UFO phenomena sightings over the general area ? IIRC there's quite a record on phenomena sighting recorded by NICAP

as for UFO phenomena itself, i believe its not extraterrestrial, but its purposefully act/behave to influence people to think that they are from outer-space. anyone who read contact reports from the beginning know the patterns of these phenomena..


posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 06:53 PM
Note for comparison, another UFO Phenomena sighting over the general area (a wide general area) : this incident happened 3 years before the BOAC incident.

Bethune/Gander UFO Incident, Feb.10,1951 Newfoundland, Canada

February 10, 1951, Off Newfoundland, Canada On February 10, a US Navy flight, Atlantic/Continental Air Transport Squadron one, located at USN Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland, was out of Keflavik, Iceland at 49-50 degrees north latitude and 50-03 degrees west longitude about 150 kilometers [90 miles] west of Gander, Newfoundland out over the Atlantic Ocean.

The aircraft was probably bound for Gander to refuel judging by its position and course of 230 degrees true, though the report does not mention this. US Naval Reserve Lieutenant Graham Bethune, copilot of Flight 125, was occupying the captain¹s seat on the left side of the cockpit in the passenger plane when he first sighted a huge object [at least] 300 feet in diameter on a near collision course with their aircraft.

The copilot stated in his official report, "...I observed a glow of light below the horizon about 1,000 to 1,500 feet [330-470 meters] above the water. We both [the pilot as well] observed its course and motion for about 4 or 5 minutes before calling it to the attention of the other crew members. ...Suddenly its angle of attack changed. Its altitude and size increased as though its speed was in excess of 1,000 miles [1,670 kilometers] per hour.

It closed in so fast that the first feeling was we would collide in mid air. At this time its angle changed and the color changed. It then [appeared] definitely circular and reddish orange on its perimeter. It reversed its course and tripled its speed until it was last seen disappearing over the horizon."

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