Reme Baca, Jose Padilla. And they'd like to have the part they have from the wreckage examined more closely. They are not eager to surrender it to anyone, however. "I've heard from others that if you give it up to the government, you stand a good chance of not getting it back," Reme said. A second piece, which Reme likened to the "tin foil in a cigarette pack," is gone. "I used it to stop a leak in a brass pipe under a windmill at our house in San Antonio in the early 50s," he said. "I used it to fill the stripped threads on two pieces of pipe." Reme said he regrets using it now, but it was handy. "I kept in for years in an old Prince Albert (tobacco) can in the pump house, and it was the nearest thing available." Reme said the foil stopped the leak in the pipe for years. The windmill is now gone and the property is no longer owned by the family.
See also: Crash , Debris , ET
A number of people watched as a "projectile trailing luminous smoke" slammed into a beach leaving a yard wide, shallow crater containing a slag-like material, some of it reduced to powder. A newspaper reporter found a cylinder about twenty or thirty meters in diamerter. Military authorities investigated, produced ambiguous results, and finally accused the witnesses of imagining things.
See also: Crash , Smoke
Doughnut-shaped UFO. Harold Dahl, Fred Crisman and others. One of the craft, which seemed to be experiencing some kind of mechanical difficulty, showered some light-colored metallic flakes and hot slaglike material over the boat of Harold Dahl, Fred Crisman . Two officers, Captain William Davidson and Lieutenant Frank M. Brown, arrived from Hamilton Air Force Base, California to investigate their claims. The slag like material was found to be slag from a local smelting plant. A B-25 aircraft for the return flight to Hamilton Air Force Base with a box containing the slaglike material which Crisman had given officers, the aircraft engine burst into flames and the plane crashed 30 minutes after take off.
See also: Doughnut
He told me the craft did not appear to be made of metal as we know metal on earth. He said it seemed to be created from something biological, like skin...His inspection of the debris had even him puzzled: very thin, aluminum colored, like silvery chewing gum wrappers. Very light and extremely strong. The interior of the craft was nearly bare of equipment, as if the creatures and craft were part of a single unit. -- Clark C. McClelland
See also: Wernher von Braun , Crash
It was hearing him describe a metallic substance as thin as aluminum foil that when wadded into a ball would unfold itself, taking on its original shape with no sign of a crease or a fold. -- William P. Cone, Ph.D. on Bill Brazel Jr.
It was hearing Major Edwin Easley, the provost marshal of the 509th Bomb Group tell me that the craft was of extraterrestrial origin. -- William P. Cone, Ph.D.
Bruno Facchini showing one of the fragments
he picked up on the site on the next day.
Source: Italian newspaper "Domenica del Corrierre."
The police went on location and saw the ground traces, and Facchini or the police handled the debris who were sent to the research institute for the studies of metals in Novara. The institute examined the samples and merely said they were heat-resistant, antifriction metal, which were commented as "would be ideal in space flight to face the burn-up as the craft entered the Earth's atmosphere," although it is not clear who made that comment.
The next year, some of the debris are examined again by Renato Vesco, from Genova, one of the very first Italian private UFO investigator, and Vesco concluded the samples are essentially bronze with an elevated percentage of pond and some traces of lead.
Bruno Facchini found metal pieces, residue from a UFO repair operation he claimed to have witnessed. Nothing abnormal showed up on the analysis from Experimental Institute for Light Metals. The fragments under consideration are thus of a 'led bronze', with a high content of tin.
From: Alien Base by Timothy Good (3)
See also: Sphere , Beam , Buzz , ET , Heat , Injury , Landing Mar , Repair
A glowing chunk flew off, and the pilot saw it glowing all the way to the ground. He radioed his report, and a ground party hurried to he scene. The thing was still glowing when they found it an hour or so later, the entire piece weighed about a pound. The segment that was loaned to me was about a third of that...There was iron rust - the thing was in reality a matrix of magnesium orthosilicate. The matrix had a great numbers - thousands - of 15-micron spheres scattered through it.
See also: Disc , Glow , Project Second Storey
Witness Barbara Hudson. "One side was a dull metallic color, similar to aluminum, and the other side was a pale lavender color. The outside rim of the jagged chuck of metal seemed to be glowing a blue shade, exactly as it had done in the sky."
See also: Barbell-Shape , Cover Up , Crash , Explosion , Glow
Robert B. Willingham. Recovered debris: yellow tint, silver, looked like it was made out of stainless steel, holes on one side of debris, the size of a regular man's hand.
See also: Disc , Nocturnal , Aeronautics , Crash , Harassment , Heat , ET
Three fisherman saw a flying-disk plunging towards the ocean. Just as it seemed to about to enter the water , turned sharply upward and exploded into thousands of fiery fragments. The fisherman were able retrieve some metallic debris which had fallen near the beach. After chemical analysis it was announced the metal was magnesium of a higher purity than attainable in purification methods known to mankind. Utlilizing the best techniques known to purify magnesium at that time would have required repeated sublimation of the metal under a very high vacuum. Engineer James Harder has described the magnesium as having a close-packed hexagonal crystalline structure. The strength of this alloy may be relevant in the context of spacecraft construction. Walter Walker and Robert Johnson, metallurgists has found that the metal was solified, the grain runs in a single direction. No studies in directional graining were carried out before 1957 lends support to the fishermen's claims.
See also: Disc , Crash , Explosion
Sonic boom accompanied the fall of a fiery object from the sky.
The pieces were retrieved and analyzed. While there was nickel present it was insufficient for the metallic objects to be meteoric in origin. Further experiments resulted in a number of unusual reactions not consistent with the normal charecteristics of terrestrial metal.
Two photographs of Joe Simonton with one of the "alien pancakes". (source of first photo: Vilas County News-Review, April 27, 1961)
Joe Simonton. In response to all this, the Air Force dispatched its civilian UFO investigator, J. Allen Hynek. Hynek at the time was an astronomer at Northwestern University. He later became convinced that UFOs are real, and founded his own investigative agency, which took over NICAP's files after that group folded. Thanks to Hynek, a Northwestern University committee and the Air Force's Technical Intelligence Center analyzed one of Simonton's pancakes and found it to be made of flour, sugar and grease; it was rumored, however, that the wheat in the pancakes was of an unknown type.
See also: Disc , ET , H2O , Hover
The whispering or muted talk was mainly about the metal-like material from the crash site and the unique properties of this; apparently very light, flexible and seemingly indestructible, of unknown origin...and nothing lke it on Earth.
Marianne Hatzenbuhler. To her surprise, she also found an apparent piece of cable. Says Hatzenbuhler, "The outer part of it looked like the wrapping, something like a brown paper towl, only it wasn't like our paper towl. It felt rather like that, and was dark brown in color. It seemed to be a wrapping for a cable, tubular. And in the center of it - it had been cut laterally - you could see the strip, maybe an inch wide, more or less, something that looked like finely shredded aluminum strips laid in there, and it was as long as the piece of paper, and that the color and feel of aluminum, although it wasn't aluminum. It didn't behave like aluminum. Aluminum will crumple and this didn't crumple. You couldn't crease it. It was inside, strips of this, laying inside the paper. You could remove the inside, for the outside paper had been cut along the length of the piece, but it was all together."
Unfortunately, this crucial piece of evidence has become lost.
*Five more figures exited the newly landed craft and joined the others who were now working hard to cut long sections of what appeared to be heavy, dark cable.
See also: Animal Reaction , ET , Hum , Landing Mark , Landing Struts
John Reeves. In the May/June issue, Jerome Clarke provided an in depth look at the 1965 John Reeves case in which it was suggested that Reeves claimed to have communicated with the aliens, received a written document from them, and even been photographed by them. The documents given to Reeves by the aliens were taken by the Air Force for analysis...The original documents had been thinner and on paper that reacted like flash paper when touched by a match...The deputy was sure that the papers given back to Reeve [by the Air Force] were not the same ones that they had taken away.
Harold Butcher. Harold discovered a purple liquid oily-smelling substance and gave a sample of it to the state police who turned it over to Capt. James A. Dorsey and five others from the Niagara Falls Air Force Base, who came to investigate the report the following afternoon.
Project Blue Book unidentified (Case #9806).
See also: Football , Animal , Beeping , Interference , Landing Trace
Sen. Barry Goldwater, a brigadier-general in the Air Force reserve, tried to check out the rumor that at Wright-Patterson there was a secret "Blue Room" where UFO remains were kept. When he asked his friend Gen. Curtis LeMay about the story, LeMay gave him "holy hell," Golwater would tell the New Yorker (April 25, 1988), informed him that he did not have the necessary clearence, and warned him never to bring up the subject again.
See also: Base , Crash
For example, one informant was a woman who worked at Wright-Patterson for a number of years. Possessing a high security clearence, she was given access to much classified material. In due course she retired and subsequently learned that she was dying of cancer. Before her death she confided to a ufologist (remarking, "Uncle Sam can't do anything to me once I'm in my grave") that her work had included the cataloging of all incoming UFO material. She processed about 1000 items, she claimed, seeing to it that they were photographed and tagged. Some of the items were from the interior of a crashed UFO which had been brought to the base.
See also: Base , ET , Crash
The object was said to have dropped some material from the craft, which Vallee would call a “liquid metal” substance, a common thread in some of the more dramatic UFO cases that Vallee has investigated.
The craft had allegedly “dropped a small object, which when recovered was reported to be composed of solder, aluminum and magnesium. I would like to examine those artifacts an do some analysis on the material. One of the metals often found in artifacts recovered from UFOs is aluminum. But there is something very special about this type of aluminum. I challenge the Board of Regents at Colorado University to allow my fellow scientists to have a sample of this specimen. With one test, we can verify if the material is extraterrestrial or not. Aluminum of this purity can not be produced here on earth due to some peculiar qualities found in Al.
See also: Disc
Patrolman Herbert Schirmer. A few hours later, Chief Bill Wlaskin would visit the alleged encounter site and find a small metallic artifact. Chemical analysis revealed it was composed of iron and silicon. Investigators from the Condon project out of the University of Colorado speculated that it was probably “ordinary corroded earthly waste.”
See also: Disc , Antennae , ET , Hover , Siren Noise , Missing Time , Tilt
Mr. and Mrs. L. According to the witnesses, they found a strange substance of whitish color where the robots were seen moving about, and close to their pre-fabricated shed. A sample is with Dr. Walker, APRO's Consultant in metallurgy and if analysis yields anything pertinent to the report, it will be included in our Follow-Up column in a future issue. Members must keep in mind that such analysis is done on a volunteer basis and that all of our consultants have positions in industry or education which have to take priority over APRO work; therefore, results may not be immediately forthcoming. Also, since the beginning of the fall, 1973 "flap," many samples of various kinds have been forwarded to Headquarters and lab work is always slow in yielding results.
See also: Disc , Dome , Animal Reaction , Buzz , ET , Hover , Landing Mark
Farmer Leonard Tillapaugh was almost killed when a small flying object struck his tractor. Analysis of object conducted at Northwest University and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico. Absence of nickle ruled out meteoric origin, chemical composition consistent with known compositions of common cast iron, establishing the fragment as a manafactured object. However, it was such poor grade that the cost of producing such a substance would have been greater than its value. The Los Alamos scientist were unable to identify its origin.
Sir Eric Gairy: Prime Minister of Grenada. The reef mentioned above is located to the northeast of the island of Grenada
The fact that Sir Eric said that one of the alien metal boxes that was found on the beach with the alien body contained specimens of fish and sea plant life does bring to mind the possibility that the alien met with a disaster after visiting this unique marine reef. Or maybe he was part of a expedition to restock the reef.
See also: Crash , ET , Specimens
Referred to LIUFON (Long Island UFO Network) investigators by George Dickson, the scientist, "Dr. Nick," claimed he had been involved with UFO crash/retrieval incidents since the 1970s. He said that the wreckage and alien bodies were recovered and sent to Brookhaven labs for study.
See also: Crash , Debris , Star Wars
On October 21, LIUFON (Long Island UFO Network) held an official press conference revealing their assessment that a UFO had been shot down by the military and transported to Brookhaven Labs.
See also: Crash , ET Threat , Star Wars Weapon
LIUFON (Long Island UFO Network) learned that he wreckage was allegedly taken directly to nearby Brookhaven National Laboratories for study.
See also: Cylinder , Sphere , Triangle , Beam , Crash , Radiation , Star Wars Weapon
Carlos de Sousa. There he saw strewn fragments of various sizes of what looked like very thin tin foil. He picked one of the fragments up that measured around 2-3 feet and was amazed as he bent it many times and when released, the material took it’s original shape without any marks. Or creases. It was so light, it floated like a feather.
Going on further, he saw a helicopter, two army trucks, one ambulance, three cars and as many as 30-40 soldiers searching the area down the hill. Carlos stated that the smell all around was terrible, something like ammonia with ether and at times like that of putrid water as well. One of the soldiers approached him, took the material from him and abruptly asked him to go away and forget everything. He tried to talk with the soldier, but was intimidated and the soldier told him, "You did not see anything. That’s none of your business and you will not tell anyone about it. Now disappear from here. Go, Out!" Other soldiers came in his direction and proceeded to intimidate him.
See also: Cigar , Crash , Harrasment , Interference
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Other traces of great interest involve powdery material & liquids. -- Ted Phillips.