March 23, 2007 |
In August 1967, two children outside a village in central France reported seeing "four small black beings" fly from the ground and slip headfirst into a sphere that shot skyward in a flash of light and a smell of sulfur. The alleged extraterrestrial sighting is among 1,600 UFO case files spanning the last half a century that the country's space agency opened to the public.
May 8, 2006 |
Hopes, or fears, that the Earth has been visited by alien life forms have been dismissed in an official report by British defense specialists. The Ministry of Defense confirmed a secret study completed in December 2000 had found no evidence that "flying saucers" or other objects were anything other than natural phenomena.
April 20, 2006 |
THE desert is a place where it is said that time bends, aging slows and the laws of gravity don't necessarily apply. And not just poolside in Palm Springs. Past scrubby fields of Joshua trees down a dusty road in Landers, a gleaming white dome rises abruptly from the jagged, putty-colored horizon, a curious testament to one man's intergalactic vision: the Integratron.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2003 |
When influential Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung said that "California is classic saucer country," he wasn't talking about dinnerware. Jung, whose name is second only to Sigmund Freud's in psychiatry, believed in UFOs, theorizing that flying saucers' round shape was a symbol of unity and healing. And Jung was right about California, at least when it comes to a group called the Aetherius Society, which for more than four decades has met frequently atop Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains.
December 4, 2002 |
The British government tried to cover up one of the country's most famous sightings of an unidentified flying object, parliamentary ombudsman Ann Abraham ruled. But the Defense Ministry said files on the incident had always been available to anyone who asked. The "Rendlesham Files" contain accounts by U.S. Air Force officers at a base near Rendlesham Forest in eastern England, who reported seeing a brilliantly lighted triangular object land in December 1980.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2000 |
Saucers, bathtubs, hubcaps, stars; Russian space ships, men from Mars? Bananas, headlights, silver spoons; Hallucinations or weather balloons? --Unknown author * Close encounters of the strangest kind are, of course, a fact of life in Los Angeles. So, it comes as no surprise that the area was an epicenter for one of the late 20th century's genuinely eccentric preoccupations: unidentified flying objects.