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1989-03-00; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro


Category: UFO Photo




In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March of 1989 at 5:00pm, a witness observed and made a photograph of a dark, lenticular object flying rapidly about in the sky with broken clouds reflecting the late afternoon sun. The photograph is courtesy of Irini Granchi through A.J. Gevaerd and UFOLOGIA.







1989-05-07; Botswana, Kalahari Desert


Category: UFO Crash


One of the most famous cases (and probable hoaxes) occurred in 1990 with the claim that the South African Air Force had shot a 'flying saucer' out of the sky.


Tony Dodd, a former police officer and co-ordinator of Quest (formerly the Yorkshire UFO Society), claims that in July 1990, he was contacted by Captain James Van Greunen, a special investigations intelligence officer with the South African Air Force.


According to Van Greunen, a UFO and been shot down in the Kalahari desert by two Mirage fighters which were armed with an experimental laser cannon. He provided Dodd with a small dossier of the case. The dossier gave a detailed account of the incident which claims that the UFO which was travelling at 6000 mph and was tracked by NORAD's radar system.


He claims that a special team was sent to the crash site where they found a large silvery disc embedded in the ground. High radiation readings were reported and the craft was carefully shipped back Valhalla, the air base.


It is then claimed that once the craft was inside a hanger a hatchway opened up and out stepped 2 creatures. The aliens were taken to a medical unit where they were examined and described as being 4ft tall, with grey skin, no body hair, over-large heads and huge slanting eyes (sound familiar!). The two creatures were than allegedly sent to Wright Patterson.


For quite some time debate raged between UFOlogist, those thinking that this was just an wild hoax, and those believing this to be an authentic case.


Van Greunen met with Dodd in England but soon afterwards the South African government ordered him home. He later fled South Africa and moved to Germany where he published his story.


The documents that Van Greunen supplied were examined closely and found to be fraudulent. Most people now believe this to be another example of a clever hoax, which after the initial excitement was later proved through close investigation to be a hoax.






1989/05/07 KALAHARI DESERT,S. AFRICA: "Downed SCR + OIDS flown to USA..."






UFO Crash Retrieval


From: QUEST INTERNATIONAL (c/o 15, Pichard Court., Temple Newsam., Leeds, L515 9AY., ENGLAND U.K.) --


A major British UFO research organization consisting mainly of retired Police, Security and Military personnel, and its investigation of what may well be the most documentable case of the crash-retrieval of an unidentified flying disk to date: On the 7th of May, 1989, NORAD installations allegedly tracked an unidentified object as it entered African air-space. The South African Air Force is also said to have tracked the craft by radar, traveling at a calculated speed of 5746 nautical miles per hour. The incident was related by a South African Intelligence Worker, who along with documentation of his military position, also sent documents and transcripts to two QUEST INTERNATIONAL investigators, Tony Dodd and Henry Azadehdel, telling of the event. Also, several RECORDED telephone conversations with high-ranking military and government officials were obtained which strongly suggest that "something" did in fact happen over South African terrain. Some of these recorded conversations involved military officials in South Africa who strongly reprimanding the intelligence worker-turned-informer over the phone. This was due to the fact that the informer had left South Africa for Britain, where he stayed at the house of the researchers, and then later went into hiding.


QUEST INTERNATIONAL director Graham W. Birdsall has stated that the documentation and the individuals involved in the incident are of such a nature that the event must have taken place, or the International Intelligence Community is collectively perpetrating a hoax concerning a recovered flying disk. Birdsall strongly suspects that the incidents did take place, due to the weight of evidence. Following is part of a word-for-word transcript given to the researchers by the informant, describing what he alleged to be the actual top secret report of the initial tracking of the object:


"...The object entered South African air space at 13.52 GMT. Radio contact was attempted with object, but all communications proved futile. As a result two armed Mirage fighters were scrambled. A short time later the object suddenly changed course at great speed which would have been impossible for conventional aircraft to duplicate.


"At 13.59 GMT, Squadron Leader ----- the pilot of the fighter reported that hey had radar and visual confirmation of the object. The order was given to arm and fire the experimental aircraft-mounted Thor 2 laser cannon. This was done.


"Squadron leader ----- reported that several blinding flashes emitted from the object which had started wavering whilst heading in a northerly direction. At 14.02 is was reported that the object was decreasing altitude at a rate of 3000 feet per minute. Then at speed it dived at an angle of 25 degrees and impacted in desert terrain 80 miles north of the South African border with Botswana, identified as the central Kalahari desert. Squadron leader ----- was instructed to circle the area until a retrieval team arrived. A team of Air Force Intelligence Officers, together with medical and technical staff were promptly taken to the area of impact for Investigation and retrieval. The findings were as follows:


1) a crater 150 meters in diameter and 12 meters in depth.


2) A silver coloured disk shaped object 45 degrees embedded inside of crater.


3) Around the object sand and rocks were fused together by the intense heat.


4) An intense magnetic and radio-active environment around the object resulted in electronic failure of air force equipment (causing the crash of one Air Force helicopter).


5) The object was eventually moved to an Air Force Base for further investigation.


6) The terrain of impact was filled with sand and rubble to disguise all evidence of the event having taken place..."


The report indicated that a hydraulic type landing gear was fully deployed, suggesting that electronic malfunction had caused the object to crash, probably due to the Thor 2 laser cannon having been fired at the craft. While the team observed the object at the Air Force Base a loud sound was heard. It was then noted that a hatch on the lower side of the craft had opened slightly and appeared to be stuck. This opening was later forced with the use of hydraulic pressure equipment, at which point two humanoid entities in tight fitting grey suits emerged and were promptly apprehended. The report stated that the entities were of the following description (emphasis ours - Branton):


"HEIGHT: 4-5.5 ft.; COMPLEXION: Greyish blue - skin texture smooth, extremely resilient; HAIR: Totally devoid of any bodily hair; HEAD: Oversize in relation to human proportions. Raised cranium with dark blue markings around head; FACE: Prominent cheek bones; EYES: Large and slanted upwards towards side of face. No pupils seen; NOSE: Small consisting of two nostrils; MOUTH: Small slit devoid of lips; JAW: Small in relation to human proportions; BODY/ARMS: Long and thin reaching just above knees; HANDS: CONSISTING OF 3 DIGITS, WEBBED, CLAW-LIKE NAILS; TORSO: CHEST AND ABDOMEN COVERED WITH SCALY RIBBED SKIN; HIPS: Small narrow; LEGS: Short and thin; GENITALS: NO EXTERIOR sexual organs; FEET: CONSISTING OF THREE TOES, NO NAILS AND WEBBED. NOTES: Due to AGGRESSIVE NATURE of humanoids, no samples of blood or tissue could be taken (One humanoid ATTACKED DOCTOR causing DEEP SCRATCHES ON FACE AND CHEST). When offered various food, refused to eat...


One way passage has been requested for both humanoids to Wright Patterson Air Force Base USA for more advanced investigation and research..."


Many of the details regarding these "humanoids" are actually very similar to other branches of the reptilian race as it has been described by other witnesses. It appears as if the serpent race is composed of several different branches or types, much the same as dogs or other animals retain their distinction but are composed of several different "breeds". Commonly known reptiles are devoid of bodily hair, have prominent cheek bones, large slanted eyes, small openings in place of ears, 3-digit webbed hands and feet -- except in the case of snakes etc. which lost their limbs through atrophication over 1000's of years -- have claws, are covered with "scaly" ribbed skin, and have no external reproductive organs, being egg-layers, and are aggressive and predatory in nature.


The top-secret document indicated that the passage of the object and creatures would be implemented on the 23rd of June, 1989 to Wright Patterson AFB. Actually, sources DO indicate that Wright Patterson DID IN FACT GO ON RED ALERT on that date. Subsequent documents supplied by the Intelligence source to Q.I. indicate that the creatures seemed to have a strong connection with the SAURIAN race which existed in ancient times. The exact wording of one particular document which is now in the hands of QUEST INTERNATIONAL is as follows:


"All informations found aboard alien spacecraft concerning the evolution of alien life forms indicates to an evolution similar to that which we find on Earth PRIOR TO THE EXTINCTION OF THE DINOSAURS... (the findings indicate) a high degree of adaptability. Further physiological and psychological studies performed in South Africa and in the United States points to a simple and complex structure of behavior. It would seem as if these lifeforms CAN NOT FUNCTION INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT GROUP INTELLIGENCE AND IDENTITY TOGETHER WITH A CENTRAL COMMAND. According to additional informations found aboard retrieved craft a separate race is designated superior by them. CONCLUSION:


An in-depth study and analysis of the psychological make-up and behavior prediction is advised. Studies performed on two alien life forms captured has proven that they cannot act independently from own acquired intelligence without access to communication, orders and instructions from a hierarchy or central command..."


Three different aspects of the South African affair in fact coincide very closely with what other sources have revealed concerning these reptil-saurian "alien" creatures: 1) the "saurian grays" are the lower echelon of a hidden reptilian hierarchy... the other or "superior" race that is considered to be superior is a bipedal reptilian-saurian species as well, although they are a different and taller "branch" of the serpent race; 2) the serpent race - saurians - reptilians operate on a "collective consciousness" level as if the individual alien beings are -- to put it in one perspective -- individual "cells" in an immense hive-like mind, or "body" of a single immense creature. Actually there seems to be a COMBINATION of both individuality AS WELL AS "collective" or "group" consciousness operating within these entities. 3) The description of the "aliens" as well as the electromagnetic nature of their craft corresponds exactly with descriptions given in HUNDREDS of separate reports of this nature.


The Intelligence Officer who contacted QUEST INTERNATIONAL and provided them with the information, claims he did so out of concern for the security of the human race as a whole, and although he was pressured into signing a 'National Secrecy Act' form he believes that he would be guilty of treason against the human race if he did not disclose what he knew, and what the governments were trying to hide.





1989-06-??; South Africa


Category: UFO Crash


Need info


2 ET

Disk Intact






1989-07-??; Russia/USSR, Siberia


Category: UFO Crash


Need info


9 ET Living








1989-11-04; Canada, Ontario, Carp


Category: UFO Crash


In 1989 one of Bob Oeschler's sources, who called himself 'Guardian', claimed that in a area west of Ottawa a remarkable incident had taken place on 4th November. According to his source an object was tracked on radar over Carp before it fell towards the ground near West Carleton. The area was immediately sealed off and huge helicopters and military units, specially trained to deal with UFO retrievals were flown in. His source also alleged that the aliens themselves were tracked on Radar.


His source provided a wealth of information. The alien craft used a pulsing electromagnetic field to fly and was built from a matrixed-dielectric magnesium alloy. It also generated cold fusion radiation. He also stated that the alien mission had a malevolent purpose. It was the allegedly the start of an alien invasion.


Although the story sounded too 'crazy' to be true, Oeschler did have some 'evidence'. His source had sent him a package in February 1992. The package contained a video, several documents and maps of the area.


The tape was 30 minutes long with the first 6 minutes showing actual movement, the rest just stills. The video showed strange lights, movements of 'aliens' around the craft and also a full-frontal of an aliens face!.


The video was analysed and it had signs of editing, also the scenes of the craft were duplicated by researchers using a toy remote controlled helicopters, some flashing lights and some flares. They were also able to purchase an alien mask from a costume shop identical to the one in the video.


This case eventually caused Oeschler to resign from MUFON. The case is generally believed to of been a hoax.



1989-11-30; USA, New York, Manhattan


Category: Abduction


Budd Hopkins the famous UFO writer and 'expert' on UFO abductions has dealt with many 'victims' of abductions but in most cases he has obtained no backup evidence that some has actually occurred,(apart from the mental scars).


However, one case which intrigued him was when he received a letter from 2 men, Richard and Dan and claimed to be New York police officers. They claimed to have lived with a terrible experience, one of the men was so shocked that he was on the point of nervous breakdown. The letter said that he would be sitting in his car looking up at an apartment block in Manhattan waiting for 'them' to return.


The letter went on in detail to say how on November 30th 1989, they had seen a young woman in a night-gown float out of her 12th floor windows surrounded by strange little creatures. They then saw the creatures take the women into a saucer-like craft, which then sped away.


The amazing thing was that a women who had visited Budd regarding an alleged abduction lived at the apartment block in question and also reported the abduction on the night in question.


Richard and Dan only contacted Budd once more and provided a few extra details. These included an audio tape, and information as to how their car had stopped for no reason just before the sighting began.


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