Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Saucers, Soviets, MIB!

My new Mysterious Universe article is on a very odd story, one I uncovered while doing an archival visit a few years back. A mysterious Russian, Flying Saucers, MIB overtones, and weird debris are just for starters. It begins like this...

"A couple of days ago here at Mysterious Universe, I penned an article titled An Extraterrestrial 007? The subject was one of the strangest reports I have ever received of a UFO-themed event in the UK. It prompted one person to email me and ask what is the strangest UFO case I have come across in the United States. Well, I can say for sure that there have been far more than a few of them! But, one that really stands out in the weird stakes is a case that became the subject of an official investigation in the early 1950s, the records on which can be found at the National Archives, Maryland, USA.

"The documentation, declassified under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, dates back to 1952, was prepared by the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations, and is titled “Unconventional Flying Objects Sighted; And Portions Recovered by [Note from Nick: First name deleted] McLean, Friona, Texas.” It’s a deeply weird file that is suggestive of one of three things: (a) that the witness may have been suffering from a degree of dementia; (b) something highly unusual really did occur; or c) maybe it was a bit of both."

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