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UFO Casebook Magazine Issue 585, Issue date, 10-28-13

Halloween Special - When Cobwebs Rained from Milwaukee’s Skies... and more
UFO Depiction
Published: 4:39 PM 10/23/2013

Written by Jay Rath, Contributing writer

In October 1881, it rained cobwebs in Milwaukee. For pure ickyness, that has to rank high, but Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin have seen plenty of other spooky phenomena.

What better time than Halloween to share alleged area encounters with werewolves, Bigfoot, lake monsters, UFOs and the like?

Strange things have been known to rain from the skies for centuries, often in association with nearby tornadoes or waterspouts, which can sweep up objects and carry them for miles.

Those objects include frogs, fish and, in eastern Wisconsin in 1881, cobwebs. They fell on Milwaukee, Sheboygan and Green Bay, and were so thick “as to annoy the eye,” according to Scientific American magazine at the time.

Strangely, no spiders were found among the webs. A similar cobweb shower occurred in Montreal in 1962.

The sky has held mysteries since ancient times, and it’s only since 1947 that some have been termed “flying saucers.” On the night of April 11, 1897, Milwaukee police officer Harry Moore and several others spotted what was then called a “mystery airship.”

This was well before the first practical airplanes, dirigibles or blimps were in operation. It was “about as big as four ordinary stars,” Moore told The Milwaukee Sentinel. It gave off red, green and white light, “and besides this, it bobbed up and down” before departing southward, he said. Whatever it was, it was seen in Appleton the next evening.

The city’s most recent UFO sighting was around 8:40 p.m. on June 16 of this year. According to the National UFO Reporting Center, a strange diamond-shaped object with fiery exhaust was allegedly seen. “As the flame went from a full flame to just a red glow, I noticed that the object was slowly losing altitude and drifting slowly southeast, toward Lake Michigan,” reported the witness, who claimed to have taped the encounter.

With its blunted corners, “it looked almost like a giant church bell with a flame at the bottom.”

Mysteries also are found in the water. As the 19th century turned to the 20th, “a ferocious looking beast” was sighted in the Milwaukee River. Viewed from the Michigan Street Bridge, it was described as a grayish-green serpent, heading downstream.

It was also spotted by commercial fishermen in the city’s bay. Decades earlier, in 1867, a similar creature was spotted by boat crews on Lake Michigan, just off Evanston.

Wisconsin also has stories of strange two-legged visitors. There are many reports of Bigfoot, for example. Native Americans have several legends about what they called Wisconsin’s “Windigo.” One of the best modern sightings came in July 1964, when Dennis Fewless saw “a big hairy thing” near Delavan.

He was driving late at night when he spotted the creature, which he estimated was 7 or 8 feet tall and weighed 400–500 pounds. It ran across the road on two legs and jumped a barbed wire fence.

“I was awful scared that night,” Fewless later said. “That was no man. It was all hairy from feet to head.” He returned the next day to look for footprints, but didn’t find any. He did, however, see where the creature had passed into a cornfield.

“You know what deer look like, or skunk or bear,” he said. “This didn’t look anything like that at all. As far as I’m concerned it was real, and no one can tell me it wasn’t.”

Others in Walworth County have allegedly seen what they describe as a werewolf. The man-like canine is nicknamed “The Beast of Bray Road” – referring to its most common haunt. Author and journalist Linda Godfrey has collected many reports about the creature.

Robert Bushman and his wife saw it on Nov. 30, 1991, while driving between Elkhorn and Delavan. It was a sunny day, and at first they thought they’d seen a deer. Then they thought it must be a wolf, but it was much too large for that. It “had a terribly unkempt look to its fur — wild not normal,” they later said. “It was black, scraggly looking, (and) like no animal.”

Cherilynn Smage also claimed to have seen the beast that autumn, near Bray Road. She was driving in the tractor lane of a cornfield, taking dinner to her husband. “It was staring at me, on all fours,” she said. Its back was higher than the hood of her Ford Escort, and it fled to the woods.

Sometimes, however, the Beast of Bray Road is aggressive. It reportedly chased two Elkhorn women, Lori Endrizzi and Doris Gipson, who were driving on Bray Road in early 1992. They said the creature jumped onto their car’s trunk and left “deep claw marks.”

Another jumping creature, less frightening but just as puzzling, haunted Waukesha, Pewaukee and Menomonee Falls in the spring of 1978. The area experienced a wave of kangaroo sightings.

The kangaroo was seen at least seven times. Jill and Peter Haeselich saw it from their Pewaukee dining room at 6:15 p.m. on April 12. “It was going pretty quick,” Jill later told a reporter.

“It was hopping. We knew it had to be a kangaroo.”

A similar wave of kangaroo sightings bedeviled the Dodgeville area, in southwestern Wisconsin, in 2005.

All such stories, and those of more classical ghouls and ghosts, are fun to share at this time of year, if only as modern folklore. Still, if you’re the sort that needs absolute proof, visit the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison.

That Dodgeville kangaroo? It was finally captured. You can see it at the zoo anytime.

Happy Halloween!

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/halloween-stories.html

source & references:

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/wisconsin-gaze/when-cobwebs-rained-from-milwaukees-skies-and-other-unexplained-wisconsin-phenomena.html

Dark, Triangle UFO Observed over Arlington, Texas
UFO Depiction
Published: 1:53 PM 10/26/2013

Arlington, Texas - 10-25-13

At night, when it was partly cloudy, I was outside with my sister feeding our dogs when I glanced up to the sky.

Then, all of sudden, an object caught my sight. This object was a large, dark outlined triangular shaped object that had 5 white lights that were located at the edge of the object.

These lights made a V-shape. This object was flying slightly above the clouds. I noticed its triangular shape when it wasn’t in cloud cover and noticed its dark outline.

The way the object flew was in a straight line, slightly faster than commercial airplanes.

The object, as it flew straight, rotated from when I first sighted it till I lost its sight of about 20 - 30 degrees. I lost sight of the object after it went behind the tree line.

At first, after viewing the object, I felt confused because I thought it was a plane, but the object didn’t make a sound as well as the way it didn’t make a flight path the same as an airplane.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/dark-triangle-ufo-observed-over-arlington-texas.html

source & references:

www.mufon.com

graphic - www.ufocasebook.com

Unidentified Object Recurring in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Skies
UFO Depiction
Published: 7:43 AM 10/24/2013

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - 10-23-13

I moved into our apartment in July 1, 2013 on the 8th floor facing the Ottawa river to the north of the building.

As soon as the sun set we noticed this flashing light appear in the high sky on our very first night. We watched it and noticed that it simply appeared and did not approach as many of the other aircraft do.

Because we are directly below the flight path for Ottawa International Airport, we see many aircraft come and go all the time.

Once it gets dark we can see lots of aircraft (all well below this shape) pass right by it, to no alarm. This intrigued us to no end, because how could they not see this object and not report it.

So we are perplexed by now and thought nothing more of it because if we can see it and they can see it and we are on a major flight path, then there must be a rational explanation. Perhaps it was an observation balloon for the airport.

However, it is now October 23, 2013 and we can attest that we have seen this item in the sky (weather permitting) every single night since we moved in and right until now as I am writing this statement.

We have observed it through binoculars, telescope and video camera, and I am looking at it right now, and aircraft are still passing to and from beneath it, without consequence.

I am hesitant to contact the Ottawa airport or any authorities for that matter. I have observed this object at various times throughout the night from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM, and even to this morning at 6:30 a.m. when it just vanished as I watched.

If you can offer an explanation for this I would be grateful and my wife and I are willing to discuss this with any investigator who should wish to pursue this report.

Thank you and I can see it right now from my balcony just pulsating with the aforementioned colors; however, clouds are rolling in.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/ufo-observed-over-ottawa-canada.html

source & references:

www.mufon.com

graphic - www.ufocasebook.com

Motorist Drives Under UFOs in Humble, Texas
UFO Depiction
Published: 7:07 AM 10/25/2013

Humble, Texas - 10-23-13

I was on my way home from work, on the north east side of Beltway 8 going towards Highway 59. I live in Kingwood, TX which is north east of Houston, TX about 26 miles.

I was traveling along the road with several other cars around me, when I saw about 20 flying objects all flying very low, about highway streetlight level.

The objects appeared to be hovering, but then started moving very slowly towards the southeast. I started slowing down and noticed all the cars around me were also doing the same thing.

It appeared that everyone was trying to take a closer look at what these objects were.

I did not stop, but kept traveling west until I passed under these objects. I did not hear or feel anything, but was a bit scared.

I was listening to music off my iPhone when all a sudden, as I was passing under these objects, my music and iPhone appeared to stop working and after I went past the objects they both came on again.

This freaked me out and I immediately called my parents to let them know what I had just seen. I have never in my life ever seen anything like a UFO and this event caught me totally by surprise.

I hope someone else reports this so that I can confirm that it wasn’t just my imagination.

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/multiple-ufos-observed-humble-texas.html

source & references:

www.mufon.com

graphic - www.ufocasebook.com

Archived Case of the Week

Chilling Footage Captures Aliens Hovering Over Turkish Town
UFO Depiction
Published: 6:45 AM 10/25/2013

In June 2007 in Kumburgaz, Turkey, Yalcin Yalman, a night guard, saw and recorded a strange object hovering over the Sea of Marmara.

The same UFO was seen and recorded by various other Turkish citizens in 2008 and 2009, always appearing around the same time of year.

In an effort to prove that all of the footage recorded of the UFO was nothing more than just another hoax, Turkey's National Council for the Study of Science and Technology analyzed it, sure that they'd discover that scale models, toys, or CGI was used to pull off the impressive trick.

What they proved, however, was quite the opposite of what they expected. After extensive analysis, the council found absolutely no evidence that any part of the footage was a hoax.

"The objects observed on the images have a structure made of a specific material and are definitely not any kind of CGI animation or in any means a type of special effects used for simulation in a studio or for video effects," they said in their official report.

"So the conclusion of this report is that the observations are not a model, marquette [sic], or a fraud."

The footage was also analyzed by professors, special effects companies, and video specialists, who all agreed that the images are indeed authentic. Nobody has yet been able to disprove any of what you're about to see.

Could this be actual video footage of extraterrestrial beings? Watch the video and then let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

permanent link: http://www.ufocasebook.com/2013/alien-video-footage-from-turkey.html

source & references:

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/71557/chilling-footage-captures-aliens-hovering-over-turkish-town#axzz2ijNK83FU

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