A Short List of   DISCREDITED UFO SIGHTINGS

Dead Canary        
As of March 2006 ..                               Return to:   *U* UFO Home


The items that follow were exposed as hoaxes, pranks, misidentifications and other non-events.
In a few cases, hoaxers later confessed their activities.

Some cases were delisted from the *U* UFO Database after subsequent findings.
These and others come back from the dead long after they were exposed or convincingly trashed.
Hopefully this list will save a few of us some time rehashing the same red-herrings.

This list is NOT intended to be comprehensive,   a lifetime of work would not be enough.
Nor is this a list of junk sightings, night-lights, flying triangles by the score, every balloon since Montgolfier etc.,
.. clearly a waste of bandwidth.

You will not see Roswell, Rendlesham, and other debatable events listed here, nor obvious Adamski style fakery and so forth.
Instead I list notable sightings from the literature which sensible people might have taken seriously,   but now appear to be entirely bogus.
I also include a few silly ones,   Enjoy!

I have probably trashed sightings here which some still consider to be valid.    My sincere regrets.
The greater danger is an ocean of canards and misidentifications which I must have missed.
This list will grow as time permits,   few if any deletions are anticipated.

The credit for exposing false sightings goes to the many researchers and field workers who have done the real work, not me.
Any errors and omissions are mine.    Clearly, this is only a representative sampling.
If you know of a sighting in the literature that you feel is thoroughly disproven, not just suspect, please email me.

Larry Hatch

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! 1585 BC?   The famous TULLI PAPYRUS of Pharaoh Thutmose III.   ( which nobody can find )
   A gross distortion of mis-translated document,   hastily copied from an fractured relic offered at an excessive price by an Egyptian "Antiquarian".
   in the 1930s.    Even the script was from the wrong Egyptian era.     A twelve-dollar treasure map purchased from a street vendor in Barbados
    has better provenance,   yet the Tulli Papyrus keeps coming back like the Mummy's Revenge.

! 1290 AD   Ampleforth (and/or Byland) Abbey, England: Monks see shining silver disk hover nearby. /Desmond Leslie .. Gabriel Green,
   and many copycats ever since.    " .. a joyous fabrication by two schoolboys at Ampleforth Abbey Public School
    who had perpetrated the myth in a letter to The Times on 9th February 1953."   Dr. Christopher Evans   -and- Samuel Rosenburg

! 1790/06/12   ALENCON, France:  Sphere lands.   Odd man exits and runs to woods.   Sphere disintegrates etc.  /r203 p.66 J. Keel
   No such event per diligent searches..    Likely invention of Alberto Fenoglio.     /Christian Piens, Chris Aubeck, Edoardo Russo.

! 1864/06/xx   HOLDREGE,Nebraska .. see 1884/06/06

! 1882/11/17   LONDON, BRUSSELS .. seen widely:  Extraordinary Aurora Borealis takes on disk and cigar shapes.
    Maunder and other well known astronomers witness.     Widely misinterpreted .

! 1884/06/06?   HOLDREGE or BENKELMAN,NE: ( Actually about 7 miles South of Lamar,NE )
    4 Cowboys see B1azing cigar crash:   Broken wheels, cogs, machinery.   Much detail, all fake.
    Cr. Jerry Clark: Spaceship and Saltshaker; IUR Nov-Dec 1986. -and- his encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, pp 259.

! 1896-97/04/19   LEROY=YATES CENTER, KS: 3 figs/airship lasso calf.
     ADMITTED HOAX by local liars club.     Still appears in new UFO potboilers.

! 1897/04/17   AURORA, TX:  CGR hits Judge Proctor's WINDMILL:   Fragments all over.     Alien dies.
    Actual residents ( still alive in 1960 ) recalled no such event.    Judge had no such windmill.   /r98#10
    A newspaper hoax to prevent the railroad from bypassing town!  /Larry Robinson.

! 1909/09/24 1800 hours:   GOTEBORG & Osthammar, SWEDEN:   Large winged CGR passes >W 100m Altitude.
    John Keel: Operation Trojan Horse pg. 110 -and- Michel Bougard: La Chronique des OVNI, p. 217
    Actually, Zeppelin-Z, possibly also seen in Tallinn, Estonia on its way North.   "Conquete de l'aire, Chronologie .. "
    A. Van Hoorebeeck ed., Marabout Univ., 1967, pg. 79.   see: http://users.skynet.be/sky84985/chron6.html

! 1922/02/22   HUBBEL, NE:  Fireball lands.   8-foot creature exits and leaves tracks in snow for miles.     /r2 p32 & /r180 p4.
    Witness William C. Lamb reported multiple bible related UFO sightings (Devils Tower, WY etc.) .. even a UFO crash in 1955.
    Traced to article "Flying Saucers Are Spirits of Themselves." in 1965 Yearbook issue of Duplantier's Saucers, Space and Science.
    Credit: Michael Strainic, Chris Aubeck and Jerry Clark.

! 1945/06/?? Morning:   Near BURBANK, CA:   Well known photo of "Jack LeMonde" (pseudonym) on horseback with a tall-turreted saucer
    over the horse's neck.     Not a hoax, but almost certainly a simple misidentification of a street lamp per this site (in French)
    http://rr0.org/Dossier/1945_LeMonde/   which includes some telling photos.
    Credit: Jerome Beau and his RRO.org website, as pointed out on UFO Updates.

! 1947/03/xx   CENTRALIA, WA:  In the April Fools Day 1947 issue of the Centralia Daily Chronicle, we read of one
    Simon Estes Thompson who was invited aboard a saucer by naked beings from Venus. Apparently not knowing how their craft worked,
    they instead discussed reincarnation, the benefits of vegetarianism and similar new age topics with the contactee.
    Kenneth Arnold interviewed Thompson, so at least his name is not a fiction.     Credit: Luis R. Gonzales Manso (Spain).

! 1947/06/21   MAURY ISLAND, WA: UFO EXPLODES and leaves smelter slag etc.

! 1947/07/07   SHREVEPORT, LA: 1805 hrs: Witness heard whirling sound, smoke and fire.
    A 16-inch disk made of specification AN-A-13T aluminum, 1/16" thickness fell into street.
    Mysterious tube Inside was a fluorescent light starter.. Credit: Kevin Randle

! 1947/10/04   Paradise Valley, AZ:   Crashed SCR and dead greys.    /r120 p394.

! 1948/01/07   SW/FRANKLIN, KY: USAF Pilot MANTELL CRASHES chasing UFO.
    Dozens of calls from Maysville, Madisonville and other Kentucky locations.
    Almost universally dismissed as Skyhook Balloon, then a secret device.
    /r28p220;   /r90p4;   /APRO June'77;   /r89p19;  and numerous others.

! 1948/03/25 Near AZTEC, NM:   ..  or 1948/02/13   or   1948/05/25   ( and/or the same dates in 1949 .. it hardly matters )
    Part of a complex scam involving phony magnetic oilfield locating devices, the "saucer crash" of AZTEC,
    complete with a 'tubeless radio' etc. was invented by con artists Silas Newton and Leo A. GeBauer.
    Hollywood columnist Frank Scully swallowed the story whole.     It is resurrected time and again, even today.
    For a thorough and devastating account, see CUFOS IUR for Sept/Oct 1991.
    See FBI bust of Newton & Gebauer, their conviction and pictures at bottom of this page: Busted!

! 1950/07/23   GUYANCOURT, FR : 'Lucky Blondeau':  SCR+2 beings:     Admitted HOAX per /r30 p655

! 1952/5/07 BARRA di TIJUCA, Brazil:   Famous!   FIVE photos taken of a 60 meter (200 foot) silent Flying Saucer.
    Goes South to sea.   /FSR vol.17 #3 and APRO Bulletin Vol.1 #1, their first issue!
    Shadows on an uncropped photo indicate the Sun about 45 degrees beneath the horizon (underwater)
    at 4:15 PM local time.   A most unlikely arrangement.     Credit: Loren Gross (/r142#1p47) and Brad Sparks.

! 1952/7/31 BERNINA ALPS,Italy : 6 PHOTOS of LANDED SCR : OID/DIVING SUIT EXITS..   /FSR Vol.4 #4 etc.
    Photos of hoaxer Giampiero Monguzzi holding his camera and small models trash this story.
    These appeared in Reynolds News (UK, no date)     which were saved by Murray Bott, who
    kindly passed them to Loren Gross.     (see /r136 #11 pg 61-63)     Case closed.

! 1953/1/09 CHRISTCHURCH, NZ:     Newsman with telescope sees red-orange disk hover near Venus.    /r137 #1 & #4.
    *U* Database astronomical routine finds Mars within 1 degree/elevation and 3 degrees/Azimuth of Venus.
    Newsman said nothing about Mars.

! 1953/12/??  Near IDAHO FALLS, ID:   Special team of USAF JETS with 6 gun cameras each, take scads of footage of 16 Saucers!
    per Mel Noel, aka Noel Bryce Cornwall, aka Guy Kirkwood.     /r120 Time Good: UFOs Top Secret, pg 274.
    Claims of USAF service, commercial aviation licenses, academic degrees all bogus.    
    Numerous other spectacular claims by Noel are dismissed by most serious ufologists.

! 1954/02/15  Barrow in Furness, near Coniston, England:   Steven Darbishire photos classic
    Adamski style Flying Saucer!     Big news, story and photo in endless books and journals.
    Darbishire made news again in 2004 by admitting a complete hoax, long suspected by most ufologists.

! 1954/04/27   South of LITTLETON, CO:  Scary green-faced ape-man plays catch with dead chicken!     APRO Bulletin Vol.2 #6

! 1954/09/24   ALMACEDA (or ALMASEDA), PORTUGAL:  Sphere lands.  Humanoids exit.
   Admitted HOAX to draw attention to an isolated village.

! 1954/09/30   MAISONCELLES-en-BRIE, FR: Brilliant mushroom:   HOAX per /r30 p656

! 1954/09/30   MARCILLY-sur-VIENNE, FR aka Nouatre, FR:   PRANK went too far.    Non-event delisted.

! 1954/10/03   CHERENG + MARCOING + QUEND + LIEVIN ++, FRANCE:   Close Encounters with the Moon!

! 1954/10/04   CHALEIX, 24, FR: Landed NATO helicopter with men in khaki suits.

! 1954/10/05   MERTRUD, MARNE, FR:   Man late for work finds a NEW excuse.

! 1954/10/07   St. ETIENNE-sous-BARBOUSE, FR:  3 painters seen as Martians.

! 1954/10/09   LAVOUX, Vienne, FRANCE:  Kid in costume with lights.

! 1954/10/11   MONTBAZENS, FR:  Disk + figure/GND.    Prank played on co-worker.

! 1954/10/11   St. ALBAN, 31, FRANCE: DISK + humanoids.   Journalistic prank in Samedi Soir (weekly).

! 1954/10/12   MONTLUCON, 03, FR:  TORPEDO + BEING on GND:  Prank on credulous man.

! 1954/10/13   BOURRASOLE/TOULOUSE, FR:  Disk and humanoid.     A journalistic prank.

! 1954/10/13   St. AMBROIX, CHER, FR:  Landed UFO + 7 figures.     A journalistic prank / Samedi Soir.

! 1954/10/15?   near LIVORNO, Italy:   Disk lands in field. 2 small red monsters chase farmer.
    /r8 #287 and others.     Well known psychotic per Guiseppi Stilo of CISU Italy.

! 1954/10/15:   Sinceny, Aisne, France:   Farmer fires shotgun at Space Alien repairing flying saucer.     Numerous sources.
    Space Alien was a stranded motorist.   Farmer in deep legal trouble.     Ufologie.net

! 1954/10/17   CAPE MAZZULO, CAPRI, ITALY:   SCR+4 OIDS: HOAX / LDLN.

! 1954/10/26   ALLEYRAT  =  La Madiere  =  La Badiere  =  Vaureille, France:
    Figure in space suit with 2 lites on helmet.     Light beam pushes farmer back.  /r8 #311. + Bowen: Humanoids.
    Witness was a disagreeable blowhard who was beat up by some kids.   Tale invented to explain his bruises per gendarmes. /r30 p670.

! 1954/10/28   TRADATE, Italy:   150 witnesses:   Saucer lands in athletic field.   2 Martians appear.   FSR v16#3 + /r219 + /r8
    Police resolve 2 boy's hoax within hours.     Still found in UFO literature decades later.     Credit: Giuseppe Stilo / CISU Italy.

! 1954/11/??   Between CALAMANDRANA and CANELLI, ASTI, Italy: /Corriere della Sera 30NOV54
    Photo of Saucer near power pole was a publicity stunt for the local wine industry.
    No intent to deceive, but easily misinterpreted or mistranslated. /r138 #10 pg.39

! 1954/11/04   DIEPENBEEK, Limburg, Belgium:   "Flying Saucer lands at Diepenbeek!" says headline in
    Het Belang van Limburg for 6 NOV 1954.     Several witnesses saw what actually happened,
    A radar dish, suspended by parachute, came down in a tree.    U.S. Army markings were clearly visible.
    GESAG #1214.     Credit: Godelieve Van Overmeire.

! 1954/11/11   GRANDVILLARD, SWITZ:  Silver sphere was a balloon. /r107p251.

! 1954/11/19   TAORMINA, Sicily, Italy:   Famous photo of 3 men watching flying Saucer from bridge.
    Shown in countless news articles, UFO books and Journals e.g. /r106 pg.136.
    You have probably seen it yourself.     A long suspected double exposure hoax was
    confirmed in a recent reinvestigation by Antonio Blanco of the CISU group in Italy.

! 1954/12/03   AZUAGA, SPAIN: Square machine lands:    Discredited by Ballester Olmos.

! 1954/12/27   DRAKENSBURG, South Africa:   First of several contacts by noted contactee Elizabeth Klarer
    with scientist AKON from Planet Mekon.     They had a son (Ayling) who stayed on planet Mekon with his alien father.
    Klarer spent 4 months on planet Mekon herself during the pregnancy.

! 1955/01/05   OYARZUN, SPAIN: Metallic Sphere Lands:     Discredited by Ballester Olmos

? 1956/09/05?   FENELTON, east of Butler, PA:     2 men watch 20-inch washtub saucer circle potato patch near ground level,
    30 times in one hour.     There is no telling evidence of a hoax and the case is still listed here.
    Any help with this one will be kindly appreciated.     This is all I have, thanks to Loren Gross:     Fenelton Case

! 1957/09/26   YELLOW FALLS, TX:   300 people see SCR land in abandoned oilfield.   1 meter Figure emerges.  /r8 #404.
   NOBODY can find the place; other details inconsistent.   Story traced to Italy where trail runs cold.

! 1957/12/03 (dates differ) off SAN PEDRO, CA:   Radio Officer Fogl photos classic Saucer with hanging appendages.
   /FSR v5 #1 (Jan-Feb 1959).    Same man later admits HOAX to Gordon Creighton of FSR.

! 1958/12/20   DOMSTEN nr HOGANAS,SWEDEN: SCR + 4 BLOB FIGs: ABDn attempt = ADMITTED HOAX.
      AFU Newsletter #33, JAN-JUN 1988. AFU Sweden, Anders Liljegren.

! 1961/01/21   AKRON, OH:  (Bluebook).   Hovering round object was the Moon.

! 1962/??/??   ALPORTEL, Portugal:   UFO lands on mountain top. Type unknown. Three 3-meter tunnels found
   going deep into mountainside.   Fraud per J.P. Gonzales of Spanish Anomalia Foundation.

! 1962/02/xx   MOSBOROUGH,N.YORKs:  Superimposed models in 6 famous photos.   Lads fess up later.    /r249 p258

! 1964/03/25   HOLLOMAN AFB, NM:   SCR Lands:  OIDs meet USAF men. (source= Richard C. Doty.)

! 1964/08/29   The famous ELTANIN ANTENNA     Photographed in deep Antarctic seas .. the prime "Grid Pole" for endless
    theories, networks and absurd formulae.     Numerology, new-age, ancient astronauts, ley lines, and even crop circles join in.
    cf. Bruce Cathie, Brad Steiger and many others.     Sadly, it was a sponge.     Credit Tom DeMary.

! 1964/12/10   FORT RILEY, KS: SOLDIER GUARDS DOWNED SCR:
   HOAX by Aaron David Kabak aka Dave Aaron.   /r189p201+/r249 p259.   Credit: Jerry Clark.

! 1965/03/02   BROOKSVILLE, FL: 10M SCR!   Aliens photo witness!   Parchment with odd symbols!
    Party games prank:   Post-hypnotic suggestion on "witness".   /Peter Brooksmith via Larry Robinson.

! 1965/03/02   BEAVER, PA :   Boys photo disk.     One Confesses hoax to Mark Cashman in 1998.

! 1965/09/23   CUERNAVACA, Mexico: 1000s of observers: 7 Meter Saucer! Complete power & communications failure.
   /r215 pg.54 and /r3 pg.135     Gross exaggeration of a natural Zodiacal Light display made visible by a power outage.
   Discredited on-site by Luis Ruiz Noguez.     Referral by V-J Ballester Olmos.

! 1966/02/06   ALUCHE, Spain:   Disk lands, traces left: Part of complex and long running UMMO Hoax, finally admitted by
   parapsychologist Jordan Pena in 1992 after being exposed in 1988.   /J.J. Montejo & Carles Berché /Edoardo Russo

! 1966/7/3 or 7/23   LOST CREEK,WV: MOVIE of CLASSIC SCR: Hovers over tree.   /r188 Teets, Bob: West Virginia UFOs Pg 41.
   Grey Barker filmed, while James Moseley drove the car and John Sheets suspended a fake model from a stick.
   Credit: James Moseley & Karl Pflock: Shockingly Close to the Truth! Prometheus, 2002, page 199+ and V-J Ballester Olmos.

! 1966/11/22   DIAMOND PEAK, OR:   PHOTO of blurry split Saucer /FSR v19 #2, is actually a passing road sign. /CUFOS IUR.

! 1967/01/09   Mt.CLEMENS, MI:   CLEVER FAKE PHOTOS fool many.  1 OBS confesses later.

! 1967/03/17   N / MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay:   Astronomers photo Domed Ovoid which offloads smaller objects, blue smoke (no mirrors)     APRO Bulletin ++
   Hoax to promote sale of lens flare photos actually taken 11 NOV 1966 by Juan Reyes Febles.
   Exposed by Boletin CIOVNI July 66-67 pp 1-2, Roberto Banchs and others. cr: V.J. Ballester Olmos

! 1967/05/16   NIEVA,SPAIN:   Figures board SCR in woods:     Discredited by Juan Ballester-Olmos

! 1967/06/01   VALDERAS, Spain:  Fake photos of saucer on 3 legs.     LDLN #166 + FSR June'69++
   Part of complex UMMO Hoax publicly admitted by psychologist Jordan Pena, 1992.  
   Credits: Montejo & Berché via Edoardo Russo and V-J Ballester Olmos.

! 1967/06/03   near TALAVERA de la REAL,Spain 2 Radar stations and ATCS.   2 jets and T-33 Trainer chase triangular UFO.
  /r41p10 & /r226 PHENOMENA bimonthly. No.14.   Object was a French CNES Balloon.    Credit V-J Ballester Olmos.

! 1967/07/03   NANTON, Alberta, Canada:   Color photos of 12m fake saucer. / M. Sachs.

! 1967/07/21   PAMLICO Co., NC:  Small model + eggshell in PHOTO HOAX by Ronnie Hill age 14. /r249p259.

! 1967/10/24   HATHERLEIGH, Devon, UK:   2 policemen follow evasive flying cross thru farm country.
    At least 11 books by David Clarke & Andy Roberts, Peter Fairley, Richard Garrett, Jenny Randles, Timothy Good
    John W Macvey, Nick Redfern, Arthur Shuttlewood .. Phenomenes Spatiaux (France) .. APRO Bulletin (USA) ..
    The cops readily accepted an explanation of Venus by Astronomer Howard Miles at that time.     BBC Interview

! 1968/05/03   CHASCOMUS, ARG:   Mr. VIDAL, his wife AND their car abducted to MEXICO!
    No such person per diligent local investigation.     Complete fiction authored by film producer Anibel Uset.
    Credit: Chris Aubeck et.al.

! 1968/06/15   BOULOGNE, ARG:   SCR LANDS: TIN ROOF FALLS:   PRANK only.     /APRO Bulletin v17#5 (MAR-APR 1969)

! 1968/08/16   TIVISSA, Spain:   Flying Saucer hovers near ground.   Two octopus beings on 4 or 5 legs seen inside.
    Watches stop. /r50 pg.150: Fraud per J.P. Gonzales of Anomalia Foundation.

! 1968/09/01   MENDOZA Prov., ARGENTINA:   Humanoids scrawl odd symbols on windshield etc.
    Casino workers confess all later. /r249p256

! 1968/09/22   PUERTO SERRANO, Spain:   UFO in woods fires beams and flies away.
    Observer is a contactee.   Case deemed a fraud by Anomalia Foundation.

! 1968/10/11   near SETCASES, Spain:   Mountain climbers see Saucer land. 2 small humanoids emerge.
    Case deemed fraudulent by J.P.G. of the Anomalia Foundation.

! 1968/11/22   FLEURY d/AUDE,11,FR:   Smugglers in helicopter misidentified.

! 1969/07/16   APOLLO-11 nr MOON:   HOAX Invented by NATIONAL INQUIRER.
    Fake transcript, phony reporter etc. /r249p253

! 1969/10/01   LEARY, GA:   Jimmy Carter and others fooled by Venus. NICAP U.I. Feb.1977

! 1969/11/25   ESPARZA, Spain:   "Chemical Engineer" sees 8-meter Saucer land on landing gear.
    FSR v16#2 & LDLN Contacts Lecteurs v3#3.   Case deemed a fraud by Anomalia Foundation.

! 1970/03/28   WARMINSTER, WILTS: NLTS + EME + PHOTOs. etc.
   An elaborate HOAX staged by debunkers fools many.   /r249p257.

! 1970/04/??   nr MADISON,WI:Attorney abducted from car. Missing time. Brainwashed by aliens to enter politics.
   The sole source for this was Warren Smith /r98 #222 pg 112.

! 1970/06/30   (dates differ)   Thor Heyderdahl on raft at sea.   Fooled by Poseidon missile test.

! 1970/10/11   Bogus USAF man:   Photo of Invaders TV model near Palm Springs exposed by NICAP.

! 1971/02/05   KINNULA, Finland:   Two lumbermen find landed saucer and humanoid outside.
   One 'witness' burns his hand when he touches the Alien's boot.
   Ufologists learned in the 1990s that this hoax was authored by a local radio reporter.
   Credit: Luis R. Gonzales Manso.

! 1971/08/16   LOCH NESS, SCOTLAND:   Jan-Ove Sundberg photos UFO+OIDs in non-existent clearing!
   Exorcism and more.   All hokum. /r249p255

! 1972/03/18   Southern FRANCE:   "Electre" Missile launch widely misidentified.
   False UFO reports as far as Corsica, Italy, Switzerland and Austria.
   /UFO Revista di Informazione Ufologica, /CISU Italy,   Issue #7 pp10.

! 1972/08/21   nr MILWAUKEE, WI:   TRUCK EME + OVERHEATS:  SCR/TREES   Source=/r79:
      ADMITTED HOAX per /APRO Bulletin v31#9p5

! 1973/01/11   SW / THAME, England:   Many fooled by flaming F-111 fuel dump.  Solved by BUFORA.

! 1973/08/xx   Bolonia, Tarifa, Cadiz, SPAIN:   Amateur Archeologist (some boy) photos saucer.   Wide publicity by J.J. Benitez.   /LDLN #139 etc.
    Delisted.   Photo was perfect copy of earlier one from Barra da Tijuca in Brazil,   also fake.   Credit: V-J Ballester Olmos

! 1973/10/02   NOBLESVILLE, IN and Allen County:   Police recover 3 - color paper hot-air balloon from back yard.
      Candle provided lift and glow.    Needs new candle.    News Item

! 1973/10/16   BILOXI, MS :   Cab driver caught napping:  Invents clawed creature attack.

! 1973/10/16   GREENWOOD, DE:  5 firemen set fake SCR on hillside with generator + lites.

! 1973/10/16   XENIA, OH :   3 men wrapped in aluminum foil jump out at passing motorists.

! 1973/10/17   FALKVILLE, AL :   Cop + others fake photos of man in Fire Dept. metal suit.

! 1973/10/20   LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY :  Balloon with candles freed over football game.

! 1973/10/21   JONESBORO, AR :   2 men wrapped / aluminum foil jump at motorists.   Each fined $25.

! 1973/10/28   BAHIA BLANCA, ARG:  Famous Dionisio Llanca Abduction.. Probable hoax.
    Ufologists can't find doctors, hypnotists etc.   per /r249p256

! 1974/03/20   EL CAMPILLO near NERVA, Spain:   Huge Cigar lands.   Door opens.   3 Saucers fly inside.
   One SCR chases 'witness'. /FSR v20#3 & LDLN #141.   HOAX per J.P. Gonzales

! 1974/06/14   MEDELLIN near CACERES, Spain:   20 meter Cone-Torus UFO chases car.   2-3 fat figures inside.
   OBJ buzzes farm nearby.     /LDLN #147 & FSR v20#3.   Hoax per JPG.

! 1974/08/12   La BROUSSE, France:  SCR Landing traces W/solder bits = Admitted teenage prank.

! 1974/11/09   CARBONDALE, PA   44-hour fiasco with wide coverage.   Fireball falls into lake?
   Rumored to maneuver under water.   Diver recovers 6-volt railroad lantern.
   Big UFO retrieval and coverup claimed.    Boy confesses tossing lantern into lake.
   10 copycat websites move events from PA to New Jersey.    Credit: Matt Graeber

! 1975/01/05   BAHIA BLANCA, ARG (again).  Events incompatible with witness's claims.
   /R.E.BANCHS /r249p257.

! 1975/06/28?   South of PONTEVEDRA, Spain:   2 Observers?   Saucer low over sea, lands on beach with tripod landing gear.
   Two small humanoids exit.   LDLN #174.   Fraud per J.P. Gonzales.

! 1975/11/16   MOUNT VERNON,IN:   2 people saw bright lights in the distance and reported them as such.
   One witness later claimed a disk with flashing lights, and still later added two vague figures inside.
   Aircraft landing lights.    Details on file: 16NOV75.TXT   Credit: Kevin Randle.

! 1976/02/04   TULSA, OK:  Woman abducted for the 5th time.   Implanted with "genetically purified child."
   Source: /r174 p199 (Wendelle Stevens)          One wonders what it looked like.

! 1977/08/02   Town of CHESTER, IL destroyed by space aliens!
      Town carefully rebuilt by same aliens!   .. says Myron Fass.   /r249p255         Go to your room, Myron.

! 1977/12/18   near PENALVER, Spain:   Truck motor stops.   Odd man leads Driver to Hat-Saucer.
    Physical examination & mental telepathy. nbsp; /r243 pg.77 (Scheussler)
    Case deemed fraudulent by J.P. Gonzales / Anomalia Foundation.

! 1978/01/05   PUIG MAJOR, Mallorca Isl., Spain: NATO Radar Station:   RFI.   Many fast UID Radar blips.
   Apparent press hoax per JPG.

! 1978/01/18   McGUIRE AFB, NJ:  Blue Berets shoot alien dead.  Bodies sent to Wright Patterson AFB    /r122p189

! 1978/02/05   MENDINACELI, Spain: Hunter abducted by large "clown".   CLown takes blood sample from hunting dog.
   /r219 pg.17 & LDLN #199 & FSR v30#3    Fraud per JPG / Anomalia group.

! 1979/03/05   Off CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN:   Fireball spirals up from sea, arcs to the North.   /MJ #140.
    Identified as submarine launch of Poseidon Missile by V.J. Ballester-Olmos    Anomalia Foundation

! 1979/11/11   IBIZA Isl./MANISES,SPAIN: Airline Captain fooled by oil refinery gas flares.     Frequently cited.
    Excellent study by the Spanish     Anomalia Foundation

! 1979/11/26   PONTOISE, France:   Complex 5-day abduction.    Admitted HOAX / J.Vallee.

! 1980/06/08   PORT KELANG, MALAYSIA:  UFOs zap oil refinery.  Miss and burn house instead.   Journalistic hoax.

! 1981/02/13   FUENTECEN, Spain: Dog barks.   Boxy robot barks back.   Traces found in dirt.
    /FSR v28#2.     Hoax! per JPG / Anomalia Foundation

! 1981/03/16   CRACOE FELL, England:  Honest cops tricked by sun's reflection on hillside quartz.

! 1983/07/14   FRUNZE, KIRGHIZ, USSR:  Baby OID recovered from crashed SCR.   Soon dies.   /National Inquirer..

! 1985/07/21   VALGORGUINA, Spain:   30 hours of Missing Time!   Vague figures recalled in hypnosis session later.
    /FSR v31#4.   Abductee is known crackpot-looney per JPG / Anomalia Foundation

! 1986/08/15   BELLUNO,ITALY:   (actually Calazo di Cadori in Belluno Province)   Two campers abducted for 2 hours
    by 2-meter grey humanoids with grey overalls and pointy ears.   /Andrews,George: E.T. Friends and Foes, pg.14 & others
    Hoax per E.Russo et.al. /r209 #3 (CISU UFO Rivista, July 1987)

! 1987/05/30   CROSIA,ITALY:   Noted video image of disk with rectangular knotches.   /FSR v35 #4.
    Image is perfect match with inner support bracket of Telephoto lens assembly!   /r209 #11 (CISU UFO Rivista..) and others.

! 1989/03/14   FRENCH POLYNESIA:   SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY has ALIEN CRAFT under observation..  /r122   (Tim Good)

! 1989/05/07   KALAHARI DESERT,S. AFRICA:   "Downed SCR + OIDS flown to USA..."

! 1989/08/10   ESTEPONA, Malaga, SPAIN:   "Quality 1 hour video of SAUCER .. spins, splits .. vanishes! "
    Stratospheric Balloon sent up by CNES/France, INTA/Spain and Italian Space Agency .. positively identified.
    Credit: V-J Ballester Olmos, Spain.

! 1990/03/(late)   210 miles South of MATARA, SRI LANKA (Ceylon)   Tanker Kim Seng:   per its captain Rasika Mawatha:
    Huge saucer emerges from Indian Ocean.   Causes huge waves and circles ship, aims beams up and down, then submerges again.
    Long lost reference now traced to a 1992 book: Unidentified Flying Objects: Fact or Fiction?   by Lillian Crowner Desguin.
    Original source?   The Weekly World News   (April 10, 1990).
    No independent confirmation of "Sri Lankan newspaper reports" are available at this writing. -LH

! 1992/11/24   SOUTHHAVEN PARK, LI, NY:  UFO CRASH.  TREES MAGNETIZED.   Big coverup etc. per John Ford of LIUFON;
    (later committed after bizarre murder plot.)

! 1993/03/31   Many locations in Ireland and Southern England at 0110 hours plus more in Southern France at 0210 hrs
    (the same actual time allowing for time zones):   the 'Cosford Incident'.     Variously described as fireballs, cigars, triangles etc.
    Positively Identified as a Tsyklon booster (#22586) which broke up on re-entry after a Russian Cosmos 2238 satellite launch.
    Date, times and trajectory (generally Southeast) and descriptions all line up.
    While some reports are inconsistent with space junk, the majority fit right in.

! 1995/02/04   BATON ROUGE, LA:  GOODYEAR BLIMP fools many.  LA MUFON / Barney Garner.

! 1995/03/27   IMNAGA River + SILVERTON, OR:   Balloon flares make big news.  HOAX/MUFON

! 1996/08/17   METAN, SALTA, ARG:  DOWNED SCR + OIDS RECOVERED.   Cyber-hoax?
   Argentine FAO UFO group (misquoted) has NO KNOWLEDGE of incident.

! 1996/08/19   BAIA DOMIZIA, CASERTA, ITALY:   RED UFO =Military BALLOON Crashed at sea.  /CISU

! 1996/08/22   MARINA di MASSA, ITALY.  BOX-KITE set afire by tourists.   Hotel owner saw it all. / CISU

! 1997/08/06   Ciudad MEXICO, MX:   Famous video, saucer passes tall buildings.   Video experts signal obvious fake.

! 2005/06/05   SW PHOENIX, AZ:   Well known video of several nite-lites in circular formation.   Brian Bessent made a complete
   if semi-coherent video- hoax confession on his ufotheatre.com website, now taken down.


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