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UFO Casebook Magazine 493, Issue date, 01-23-12

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Emenegger/Sandler/UFO Landing Film - Holloman AFB
Alleged Frame Capture of Film
Published: 5:48 AM 6/12/2009

The Emenegger/Sandler Saga: The story begins in 1973, when Robert Emenegger and Alan Sandler, two well-connected Los Angeles businessmen, were invited to Norton Air Force Base in California to discuss a possible documentary film on advanced research projects.

Two military officials, one the base's head of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the other, the audio-visual director Paul Shartle, discussed a number of projects. One of them involved UFOs. This one sounded the most interesting and plans were launched to go ahead with a film on the subject.

Emenegger and Sandler were told of a film taken at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, in May 1971. In October 1988, in a national television broadcast, Shartle would declare that he had seen the 16mm film showing "three disc-shaped craft. One of the craft landed and two of them went away."

A door opened on the landed vehicle and three beings emerged. Shartle said, "They were human-size. They had an odd, gray complexion and a pronounced nose.

They wore tight fitting jump suits, [and] thin headdresses that appeared to be communication devices, and in their hands they held a 'translator.'

A Holloman base commander and other Air Force officers went out to meet them" (Howe, 1989).

Emenegger was led to believe he would be given the film for use in his documentary. He was even taken to Norton and shown the landing site and the building in which the spaceship had been stored and others (Buildings 383 and 1382) in which meetings between Air Force personnel and the aliens had been conducted over the next several days.

According to his sources, the landing had taken place at 6 a.m.

The extraterrestrials were "doctors, professional types." Their eyes had vertical slits like a cat's and their mouths were thin and slitlike, with no chins." All that Emenegger was told of what occurred in the meetings was a single stray "fact": that the military people said they were monitoring signals from an alien group with which they were unfamiliar, and did their ET guests know anything about them? The ETs said no.

Emenegger's military sources said he would be given 3200 feet of film taken of the landing. At the last minute, however, permission was withdrawn, although Emenegger and Sandler were encouraged to describe the Holloman episode as something hypothetical, something that could happen or might happen in the future.

Emenegger went to Wright-Patterson AFB, where Project Blue Book had been located until its closing in 1969, to ask Col. George Weinbrenner one of his military contacts, what had happened.

According to Emenegger's account, the exchange took place in Weinbrenner's office. The colonel stood up, walked to a chalkboard and complained in a loud voice, "That damn MIG 25! Here we're so public with everything we have. But the Soviets have all kinds of things we don't know about.

"We need to know more about the MIG 25!"

Moving to a bookshelf and continuing his monologue about the Russian jet fighter, he handed Emenegger a copy of J. Allen Hynek's The UFO Experience (1972), with the author's signature and dedication to Weinbrenner.

"It was like a scene from a Kafka play," Emenegger would recall, inferring from the colonel's odd behavior that he was confirming the reality of the film while making sure that no one overhearing the conversation realized that was what he was doing.

The documentary film 'UFOs Past, Present & Future' (Sandler Institutional Films, Inc.) was released in 1974 along with a paperback book of the same title. The Holloman incident is recounted in three pages (127-29) of the book's "Future" section.

Elsewhere, in a section of photos and illustrations, is an artist's conception of what one of the Holloman entities looked like, though it, along with other alien figures, is described only as being "based on eyewitness descriptions." (Emenegger, 1974).

Emenegger's association with the military and intelligence he had met while doing the film would continue for years.

UFO Casebook Splash

Side by Side Lights Seen over League City, Texas
UFO Depiction
Published: 2:39 PM 1/13/2012

League City, Texas - 01-07-12

Shape: Side by Side Lights - Duration: 1-2 minutes

Time: 11:20 pm driving home after my 3 to 11 pm shift on this Saturday night, surely I could have not foreseen what I have witnessed and about to share.

I travel north toward home on this stretch of Highway 3 here in League City. In the distance about 2 miles head on, a pair of bright, white lights positioned side-by-side in the sky catch my eye.

The spacing between led me to believe they are mounted on each wing of an aircraft.

My first thought was, knowing there aren’t any airports near, that someone hijacked a commercial airplane. The lights looked like something you would expect from such aircraft, and it’s altitude was low enough as to land within moments on the stretch of highway.

As I head toward its direction, it didn’t seem to get closer, or farther from me. However, the lights shifted west, left of me from now not over the road.

Trying to make sense of this, I was thinking these lights were merely lighted beacons to signal airplanes; for what seemed to be twenty seconds they remained stationary.

Having realized I had not noticed the pair of lights during the last four days I traveled this bit of road, they shifted back over the highway; then seem to be consumed by cloud cover.

By this time myself and three other vehicles reduced speed to about fifteen miles per hour to more closely investigate what it is we were seeing. The strange pair of lights emerged but now on the right side off the road.

What seemed to take 5 seconds, they maneuvered into a top and bottom position, then side-by-side once again before disappearing for good.

If you can imagine a plane performing a slow barrel roll and remaining upside down, puzzling as it may, I am certain this was not normal aircraft; but that it was from out of this world.

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1989 Alien Abduction in Oklahoma
UFO Depiction
Published: 1:03 AM 1/11/2012

Katoosa, Oklahoma - 07-25-89

My son and I were driving south on Keatonville road returning home from visiting my cousins. I pulled to the side of the road and stopped to light a cigarette.

After doing so, I noticed some strange looking lights in the sky very near us.

My son and I then observed two brightly colored orbs of light; one blue, one red. They seemed to be going into and out of a small cloud, visible one moment and obstructed the next.

That's when we saw it. We watched in shock and disbelief as the disc-shaped craft emerged from the small cloud and silently and swiftly ascended to less than fifty yards from our car.

It continued to slowly move to about thirty yards from us. They were close enough for me to see them looking at us through windows. They seemed to be somewhat small from that distance, then a sudden fear overcame me and I remember attempting to drive off as fast as I could.

Then the next thing we remember is we are still in the car, the cigarette has burned up in the ashtray, the car is not running now, and we are sitting slumped over in the seats.

I looked up and watched the craft leave the area. I started the car and we drove home as fast as we could. We both felt like we had been asleep or drugged or hypnotized.

We checked in with my cousin upon returning home and he confirmed our hunch about the missing time; at least thirty minutes, maybe forty-five minutes were missing, not to mention the cigarette I didn't get to smoke.

Three days later I removed from my own finger a triangle-shaped object that looked semi-transparent, like silicone but it was harder than a rock.

The object was a little smaller in size than a B B.

The craft seemed to float unaffected by earth's gravity. When it left, it moved off slowly at first, then accelerated so fast that it seemed to vanish.

There were no clouds in the sky that night except for the one it came out of. Visibility was very good.

We had a close encounter of the Third or possibly the Fourth kind. I went from skeptical to a absolute believer in the first five to ten seconds of the close up visual of the craft with the litte beings peering at us.

We decided we didn't talk about it outside of each other for fear people would not be able to believe the truth. I am getting older now and I think it's time to tell the truth.

GOD be with us all

Thanks to MUFON case file system.



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Triangle UFO Reported over Puerto Rico
Published: 9:42 AM 1/19/2012

Puerto Rico - 01-18-12

It was between 8:40 - 8:45 PM. I was on my apartment with my wife watching TV. We live on the sixth floor.

We usually see a lot of air traffic since the International Airport is very close by and we're used to watching planes flying around.

I was looking to the outside and I saw these three, huge, gold/copper lights in the distance along with two blinking/pulsating red lights (one on top and one under the ship).

I told my wife to take a look since the lights configuration didn't look like the regular airplanes we are used to seeing at night.

She confirmed that it was a very different light configuration and the flight path, while being close to the regular path for other planes, was somehow different.

The flight speed seemed to be very slow compared to other planes we've seen flying past. I kept watching and the object began to turn. I was amazed of its size.

It was a little bigger than a 787. While the object was turning, its cruising speed was very slow; slower than the commercial airplanes we've seen fly by. I could easily see it was triangular.

The three huge lights formed the triangular shape, while on top and above the object on its center you could easily see a big, red pulsating light.

Both red lights pulsated at the same time, while the other lights were static. I tried to follow the object for as long as I could, but other buildings blocked my view. It was the biggest ship I have ever seen flying.

P.Rico - 01-18-12

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The Ancient UFOs Seen On Earth
Aerial battle over Nuremberg April 4, 1561
Published: 9:51 AM 1/1/2011

When reading a while back about UFOs it always stuck in my mind that on New Year's Day in 1254 the monks at St.Albans in England sighted 'a kind of ship flying' in the sky that was 'large, elegantly shaped and of a marvellous colour.' The UFO phenomenon isn't something new.

I thought, for a change therefore, we'd look at a dozen of the UFO visits from the distance past.

1504 BC: This is probably one of the earliest written accounts of a UFO - the following description is an excerpt from an Egyptian papyrus under the reign of Thutmose III.

'In the year 22... sixth hour of the day... the scribes of the House of Life found it was a circle of fire that was coming in the sky... it had no head, the breath of its mouth had a foul odour. Its body one rod long and one rod wide. It had no voice... Now after some days had passed, these things became more numerous in the skies than ever.

'They shone more in the sky than the brightness of the sun and extended to the four supports of the heavens... Powerful was the position of the fire circles... It was after supper. Thereupon these fire circles ascended higher in the sky towards the south... It was ordered by the Pharaoh to be written in the annals of the House of Life... so that it be remembered for ever.'

500 BC: In the ancient Indian text Samarangana Sartradhara there is a description of piloted flying machines called vimanas. These were powered by some unknown source and they could 'carry death' to anywhere on earth.

216 BC: Julius Obsequens wrote in his book Prodigorium liber of how 'things like ships were seen in the sky over Italy... At Apri a round shield was seen in the sky. At Capua, the sky was on fire, and one saw figures like ships.'

214 BC: This time in Italy at Hadria 'an altar in the sky' was seen.

66 AD: The historian Pliny the Elder tells of a big spark as 'big as the moon' which fell from the sky - and then returned to the heavens. He also told of how 'a burning shield scattering sparks ran across the sky at sunset from east to west.'

584: St. Gregory, the bishop of Tours in France, recorded various sightings in his Historia Francorum. 'There appeared in the sky brilliant rays of light which seemed to cross and collide with one another.' He also described 'golden globes' which flashed at speed across the skies of France.

793: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle reports, 'In this year terrible portents appeared in Northumbria (England) and miserably afflicted the inhabitants. These were exceptional flashing and lightning and fiery dragons seen flying through the air.'

1170: Roger Niger described 'a wonderfully large dragon' which was 'borne up from earth though the air. The air was kindled into fire by its motion and burned a house, reducing it and its outbuildings to ashes.' This was seen at Osyth, Essex, England.

1180: In Japan something similar to a flying saucer was seen, though they described this as a flying 'earthenware vessel.' The object or UFO was heading in a northeast direction from a mountain in the Kii province. This suddenly changed direction and vanished below the horizon, leaving a luminous trail.

1290: The monks at Byland Abbey in Yorkshire spotted a 'large round silver disk' passing through the skies.

1561: This time the sighting was in Nuremberg in Germany where it was said that there was 'a very frightful spectacle.' During daylight glowing tubes, globes and crosses were seen in the sky and appeared to do battle. This lasted for an hour and some then fell to the earth as 'if on fire.' The image at the top of this post refers to this.

There are many, many other UFO sightings on record from the distant past. We sometimes seem to think of such things as a modern phenomena, probably starting with the Kenneth Arnold flying saucer stories from 1947. But very little in life is actually new - much has already been seen or experienced previously by past generations.

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Archived Case of the Week

1991 Police Helicopter FLIR Footage of UFO Examined
Published: 1:08 PM 1/14/2012

Daytona Beach, Florida

The UFO Hunter team received footage of an unknown flying object captured on an Infrared Police camera on March 1, 1991. The object was invisible to the naked eye.

Sheriff department employees Mark Patterson and Jim DelaRosa captured the enigmatic object. Taken from their helicopter with a FLIR camera, the object appears to be of a barbell shape.

The camera is sensitive to heat, and will capture shapes of objects that the human eye cannot discern.

The team visits Patterson, who details the incident. Patterson called the local ATC, and was told that nothing unusual was showing at the time on radar.

The team also visited Delarosa at his home to get his side of the story. As they looked at the footage, it was brought out that the object in question appeared to be emitting two different heat sources with a lighter middle section.

Another disturbing fact about the sighting is that the two men believe that the object may have been tracking their helicopter.

None of the researchers or retired Sheriff Department employees had ever seen any type of craft that resembled the object capture on March 1, 1991, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Other experts who analyzed the footage ruled out the possibility that the object was a helicopter, or other conventional aircraft.

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(excerpted from History Channel's UFO Hunters)

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