Boomerang-shaped Object Seen over Davison, MichiganSat Jun 30, 2012 11:08220.127.116.11Boomerang-shaped Object Seen over Davison, Michigan
Published: 11:32 AM 6/28/2012
Davison, Michigan - 06-07-12
Shape: Triangle - Duration: several minutes
Between 11:00 - 11:30 PM, I saw a huge boomerang-shaped object fly silently over head at an incredible speed heading north.
I was sitting on my back porch with my dog, when I noticed a huge boomerang-shaped object flying from south to north at what appeared to be an incredible speed. There was no noise or wind, it just passed over us.
It passed through some clouds and re-emerged as it passed overhead. I got up and ran to the side of my home and watched as disappeared into the night sky.
The object had no lights, no sound, was a dull grey color and shaped like a huge boomerang; if I had guess as to the objects size; maybe as long as an aircraft carrier.
I watch the International Space Station fly over all the time; this was much closer to the Earth and moved at least five times faster.
It was not bright like the ISS. I saw it from the ground looking up, so I have no idea how tall it was, but it was wider than my house; much wider.
I do not expect anyone to believe me, because other than seeing lights moving through the night sky like the ISS, I’ve never seen anything this big, or so low, so I’ve never believed any of the reports of flying saucers.
I am wondering though, if anyone else saw what I saw on 6/7/12 at around 11 PM EST in Michigan heading in a northerly direction?
Thank You for your time.
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UFO Frenzy was Sparked in Washington 65 Years Ago
Published: 9:27 AM 6/28/2012
Seattle History: UFOs near Seattle
A July 5, 1947 story about a UFO in Lake City. (seattlepi.com file)
In the summer of 1947 – 65 years ago this week – Seattle had UFO fever, sparked in part by a headline on the front page of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Stories that started that summer have been told and retold, even here by the P-I staff. Several people are sure the sightings were nothing extraterrestrial. Some conspiracy theorists think there was a cover-up.
Either way, the tales are tailor made for Coast to Coast AM – and listeners to the late-night radio show covering UFOs are familiar with it.
On June 26, 1947, the P-I ran an Associated Press story from Pendleton, Ore., telling the story of pilot Kenneth Arnold seeing "nine bright, saucer-like objects flying at ‘incredible’ speed at 10,000 feet altitude."
Arnold, a U.S. Forest Service employee, reported seeing the discs weaving in and out of formation between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams. If one dipped, Arnold said, the others did, too.
"It seems impossible," he told a reporter, "but there it is."His account generated worldwide publicity and launched the flying-saucer frenzy – helped by the P-I headline, "Mystery Discs Hurtling in Sky." Rewards were offered for evidence. A pastor said "flying saucers" signaled the end of the world. A man found bleeding from the head claimed he was hit by a flying disk.
That summer, a group of "witnesses" in Seattle met with P-I editors to argue that they could not all be crazy. The paper’s files filled with the names of hundreds of citizens reporting saucer incidents. Within two months, the P-I ran at least 50 separate stories on flying disks.
On July 4, 1947, a Lake City man claimed to have caught a photo of one.
Yeoman Frank Ryman, off duty from his job with Coast Guard public relations, said he saw a shiny disc flying across the Seattle skies. Ryman rushed into his home in Lake City, at that time outside the Seattle city limits in King County.
"I grabbed my Speed Graphic (press camera) and field glasses and ran back outside," the 26-year-old told the P-I. "The disc came over about 9,000 or 10,000 feet. It was flashing brilliant silver in the sun.
The picture, he said, was taken while the disc was directly overhead. He used Super-XX film, a 1/50 shutter speed with a f 22 lens opening.
"There was no noise," he said, adding he watched it with binoculars. "No sound of engines. And I am positive there were no wings or fins in sight. It definitely was not a plane."
After spotting the object and talking with neighbors, Ryman called the Post-Intelligencer and rushed to the newspaper’s darkroom at Sixth Avenue and Wall Street.
"Enlarged many times the disc showed up clearly as a slightly blurred whitish object," the newspaper’s account read. That day, the P-I ran several reports of flying objects. In Twin Falls, Idaho, 35 flying discs were reported in a 20-minute period. A United Airlines pilot, Capt. E. Smith, also reported seeing three to five discs at 7,500 feet over Ontario, Ore., the night of July 4. A deputy sheriff also told the P-I he saw a flying disc that day on his trip north from the Clark County Courthouse.
"Yesterday alone, hundreds of people between San Diego and Seattle reported seeing the plate-like gleaming objects winging northward high in the sky at near supersonic speeds," the P-I’s front page story read.
On June 21, 1947 – about two weeks before the Lake City incident – Harold Dahl was salvaging logs near the shore of Maury Island. Dahl said that at 2 p.m. he saw six doughnut-shaped aircraft, about 100 feet in diameter.
He said five of the metallic aircraft, which didn’t appear to have signs of propulsion, circled above one, which dropped to about 500 feet and spewed what he thought was 20 tons of metal and molten rock. Dahl reported to co-worker Fred Crisman that the falling debris injured his 15-year-old son, killed their dog and damaged the boat’s wheelhouse.
It was three days later when Arnold reported seeing the flying saucers.
The day after Dahl’s sighting, a man in a black suit arrived at his Tacoma home in a black 1947 Buick, Dahl said later. Books by UFO historians say the man in black threatened Dahl, saying that if he cared about his family, he’d never speak of the incident again.
He spoke of it at least one more time in July 1947, when he met with Arnold in a secret meeting in room 502 of Tacoma’s Winthrop Hotel. Arnold wrote about the meeting in his 1952 book, and said they were also joined by Smith, the United Airlines pilot, as well as Air Force Lt. Frank M. Brown and Capt. William L. Davidson.
Smith told The Idaho Statesman that Brown and Davidson were given six pieces of "metal or lava." The chunks were loaded onto a B-25 bomber at McChord Field to be shipped to a California military base, according to the now-defunct Tacoma Times.
It was still dark in the early morning of Aug. 1, 1947, when a fire erupted in the left engine of the B-25. Longview police officers reported watching the B-25 circle over Longview and Kelso, leaving a streak of smoke behind the burning motor.
When attempts to extinguish the fire failed, two other crewmembers – Sgt. Elmer L. Taft and Tech. Sgt. Woodrow D. Matthews – parachuted to safety. Brown and Davidson, who some believe knew there were UFO parts on the plane, stayed with the bomber.
The B-25 crashed into the base of three alder trees. One initial newspaper report said Brown and Davidson’s mangled bodies were thrown clear.
On Aug. 3, 1947, an Associated Press report said the men died investigating flying saucers.
Some people who believe in UFOs are sure there was something suspicious about the crash. Many others say it was a simple tragedy, and newspapers at the time were caught up in the flying disc rumors.
Nearly 60 years later, in April 2007, a Kelso resident went to the crash site. In the north fork of Globe Creek a friend of the Kelso man found a black chunk slightly larger than a softball.
Later that month, University of Washington research engineer Bill Beaty analyzed the black fragment and said it was probably a meteor chunk or old lava "because it’s all full of little gas pockets, and gas pockets have crystals coating the inner walls."
Beaty said he thought Dahl’s Maury Island UFO incident was just an exploding stony meteor, which would have explained what Dahl saw.
In 2007, Dahl’s daughter Louise Bakotich of Aberdeen told the P-I she didn’t know anything about her father’s UFO claim until 2003 when a man from Sacramento sent her research about it. Her brother, Charles Dahl, who was supposedly injured by the falling debris, didn’t confirm the injuries before his death.
The Army and Air Force have repeatedly denied that UFO fragments were on the B-25 flight, and the multiple flying saucer claims have been dismissed.
But some still believe, and the legend remains.
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Maury Island Incident Historical Society - New Theory on UFO Incident
Published: 4:49 AM 6/27/2012
Story and Photos by Scott Schaefer
At a gathering on a Woodmont beach in Des Moines late last week, members of the ‘Maury Island Incident Historical Society™’ (MIIHS), claim that the world’s most famous UFO event – the alleged 1947 crash of an alien ship near Roswell, New Mexico – may have been a US government disinformation campaign to distract attention from two Washington UFO sightings.
Vowing to “always remembering never to forget,” MIIHS Organizer Steve Edmiston spoke to the group of around 30 people on the 65th anniversary of the crash (June 21), and explained his theory in the manner only an experienced lawyer-turned-filmmaker could.
If you’re not familiar with it, the ‘Maury Island Incident’ occurred on June 21, 1947. It is alleged that six flying saucers were sighted off the East Bay of Maury Island by a man named Harold Dahl, who also had what’s considered to be history’s first ‘Man in Black’ experience, complete with threats to safety, on the very next day.
Then, just three days later – on June 24, 1947 – pilot Kenneth Arnold spotted nine UFOs near Mt. Rainier.
Both of these sightings were followed by tragedy – the fatal crash of a B-25 piloted by the two military intelligence officers who had just investigated the incidents, and were carrying secret cargo – a box of the evidence dropped from one of the Maury Island UFOs.
MIIHS contends that after the Washington sightings, the US government was faced with one of two alternatives:
One or both of the Washington sightings were hoaxes.
One or both of the Washington sightings were real.
"We believe the US government chose to eclipse attention from and to discredit the Maury Island Incident by employing a brilliantly conceived disinformation campaign that re-focused the country’s attention from Washington State to the desert Southwest," Edmiston said.
"This was accomplished through the government’s own actions, including press releases, press leaks, denials, and ultimately, operations at the top secret base at Area 51 in Nevada."
Edmiston adds that the campaign began less than three weeks after Maury Island, on July 8, 1947, when the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer issued a press release stating that personnel from the 509th Bomb Group had recovered a crashed 'flying disk' from a ranch near Roswell, sparking intense media interest and launching the legend of the Roswell aliens.
"We have no official position on whether the Maury Island UFO sightings were real,” Edmiston emphasized. “However, the group views attempts to relegate the events to an historical footnote are an injustice to the tragic circumstances surrounding the sighting and the investigation."
The Maury Island Incident Historical Society is a neighborhood association in Des Moines, Washington, dedicated to always remembering never to forget the Maury Island Incident by holding a community bonfire on the anniversary of Harold Dahl’s famous UFO sighting.
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