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‘Nebraska Sightings’

1884: Nebraska May Have Had Its Own Roswell

THINK ABOUTIT CRASH REPORT Date: June 6, 1884 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Max, Nebraska Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: The Daily Nebraskan – Lincoln, Nebraska, USA http://tinyurl.com/29eo6y Summary/Description: On June 6, 1884, the Nebraska Nugget published a story of a cylindrical object that crashed on the prairie and left bits of machinery and gear wheels behind, glowing from the heat. Full Report By John Wenz Very few people have heard of Max, Neb. A cursory look at the Google Map of the town shows just how small… Read More

1958: Strategic Air Command officers watch UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 8, 1958 Sighting Time: 6:40 pm Day/Night: Location: Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: 10+ minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): dull orange-red color Number of Witnesses: 10 or 20 Special Features/Characteristics:  Source: NICAP / Richard Hall (1964) from NICAP case file Reported: Summary/Description: At SAC headquarters in 1958, a group of officers, airmen and missile engineers observed an elongated UFO with satellite objects for about 20 minutes. According to the report filed by Major Paul A. Duich, USAF (Ret.), “all except a… Read More

1961: Hovering Cigar-Shaped Object

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: November 22, 1961 Sighting Time: 7:00 p.m. Day/Night: Location: Near Grafton, Nebraska Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: 10 minutes. No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Cigar Color of Object(s): reddish Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: NICAP / Richard Hall, 1964 (original case in “The Honeywell World,” Jan. 1962) Summary/Description: A Minneapolis Honeywell metallurgist, Melvin C. Vagle, Jr., and his wife saw a cigar-shaped UFO while driving along U.S. Highway 81. “At the lower end. . .… Read More

1966: Close sighting of circular craft; missing time

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 5, 1966 Sighting Time: 21:00 Day/Night: nighttime  Location: Columbus, Nebraska Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: CE1 Duration: 30 minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 100 ft. Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): green lights, red lights and some yellowish lights on the bottom Number of Witnesses: Single Source: NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center, Peter Davenport, Director)          Summary/Description: From the witness: “He looked up and a round craft was directly over him at around 100 ft. in the air. It was not very large in size, completely circular, and had green lights, red lights and some yellowish lights on the bottom. There seemed to be some sort of lines in the bottom,… Read More

1967: Police Officer Herbert Schirmer Abduction

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: December 3, 1967 Sighting Time: 2:30 AM Day/Night: Night Location: Ashland, Nebraska Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: time lapse of some 20 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): about 25 feet long Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): a row of blinking red lights Number of Witnesses: Single Source: http://www.mysterious-america.net/classicufo61.html; Dr Roy Craig, Dr Fred Ahrens, Dr Leo Sprinkle, Ralph & Judy Blum, Eric Norman & Loring Williams Summary: Sgt. Schirmer was on patrol when he encountered a UFO hovering above the road, which shot up when he flashed his high beams at the object. Soon, Schirmer realized he… Read More

1968: Disc-shaped domed object over Omaha, Nebraska

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May 12 1968 Sighting Time: 9 pm Day/Night: Night Location: Omaha, Nebraska Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: 15-20 minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): 35 to 50 feet Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center), Peter Davenport, Director Original Source Summary/Description: “Directly over the restaurant’s parking lot, at an altitude I estimate at no more than one hundred feet, was a UFO. The object was circular, with a flat bottom and an opaque dome on the top. I estimate the diameter of… Read More

2004: Analysis of Airline Pilot UFO Sighting – Midwestern U.S.

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date:  March 25, 2004  Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night  Location: Midwest U.S.  Urban or Rural: Hynek Classification: RV (Radar / Visual) Observation supplemented with radar. Duration:  No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary: In the early evening hours of March 25, 2004 a Northwest (NW) Airlines Airbus 319 on a flight from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Los Angeles, California radioed air traffic control in Minneapolis , Minnesota and reported two flights of two unidentified aircraft (total of four aircraft).  The pilot said that the unidentified aircraft were about 15 miles in front of him and traveling in a westerly direction.  (The unidentified aircraft were traveling… Read More

2003, Ashland, Nebraska UFO Video

An extremely compelling video of an unknown flying object was recently sent to me by my good friend and UFORA member Kim Shaffer, Director of MUFON, Tennessee. The video was taken in Ashland, Nebraska on November 30, 2003. The film shows a dark, oval object which makes some maneuvers that nothing I know of can make today. The report was first filed through the NUFORC, and MUFON made an investigation. Kim has been kind enough to send me the original NUFORC and MUFON reports. I have made a short clip for your viewing. (B J) The original NUFORC report goes as follows: “About 12:45 PM my husband yelled for me to come outside, what I saw was shocking and… Read More