Browsing: The Unexplained

A Brief History On December 24, 1980, a series of mysterious lights and aircraft were sighted in the area of Rendlesham Forest (Sussex England) and allegedly covered up by British authorities. Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find the incidents continuing for about 3 days, with plenty of eyewitnesses, include U.S. Air Force personnel from the nearby RAF Woodbridge airbase. Witnesses claimed seeing a variety of phenomena, from strange lights to seeing unexplained flying objects, to actually touching a UFO!  British authorities claimed that there was no need for alarm and that the incidents were not worth investigating.  Obviously, this claim…

A Brief History On December 17, 1969 the U.S. Air Force shut down Project Blue Book, its investigation of UFOs. Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find the late 1940s spawning a spate of UFO sightings.  The U.S. Air Force conducted Project Sign in 1947 to study these reports, and Project Grudge in 1948.  In 1952, Project Blue Book became the exhaustive investigation we know of today, the brainchild of Air Force generals who demanded a more thorough approach. Lasting until 1969 (mere months after the first moon landing), Project Blue Book had investigated over 12,000 reported incidents!  The final report…

A Brief History On December 5, 1945, a flight of U.S. Navy TBM Avenger torpedo flew into history, providing grist for the paranormal mill that the Bermuda Triangle became! Digging Deeper The training flight of Avengers took off from Naval Air Station (NAS) Ft. Lauderdale at around 1410 hours (military time) for a routine navigation training flight.  Oddly, although necessary for over water navigation (remember, maps would not help!) each airplane was missing its clock.  Assuming the pilots had wrist watches, the flight took off as normal.  Things seemed to be going as planned, with a practice bomb drop about…

A Brief History On December 4, 1872, in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Iberian peninsula, the American brigantine Mary Celeste was found by the British brigantine Dei Gratia sailing east without its crew toward the Mediterranean. Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find this most famous case of an unexplained derelict vessel to have started when the ship first known as the Amazon was launched in 1861 from Nova Scotia.  107 feet long, 16 feet wide and displacing about 282 tons, the Mary Celeste (as it was renamed by its new American owners in 1869 after her purchase in 1867)…

A Brief History On November 24, 1971 a man known only as D.B. Cooper jumped with a parachute from a Boeing 727 into history as the only unsolved airplane hijacker! Digging Deeper Digging deeper, we find a white male, mistakenly identified as D.B. Cooper, getting on a flight out of Portland, Oregon heading to Seattle, Washington on Northwest Orient Airlines. Carrying a briefcase and wearing a suit, D.B. looked like a typical businessman of perhaps just over average height and early middle age.  Cooper handed a note to a stewardess who plopped it into her purse without giving it a…

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