Sightings

The Westall School UFO – Hundreds of students and teachers witness disc-shaped UFO above school in Australia (1966)

In 1966, Australia saw its largest mass UFO sighting in history. For over 20 minutes, more than 300 students, teachers, and others watched as a silver disc-shaped object flew above the school, landed behind it, then took off and sped away. Fifty years later, witnesses to the event still have no explanation for what they saw. April 6, 1966 – the Westall High School UFO On April 6, 1966 at 11:00 AM in a Melbourne, Victoria, Australia suburb known as Clayton South, a class of students and a teacher at Westall High School (now Westall Secondary College) had just completed an outdoor physical education class. It was a sunny, breezy autumn day. As the students filed toward the building, a student noticed an object in the sky.

Best video UFO evidence to date? New Chilean Navy UAP video has experts baffled.

It’s being called the best UFO evidence to date – a 9-minute hi-def/infrared video shot in 2014 by the Chilean Navy. Remarkable for its clarity and duration, the video was declassified in late 2016 after officials admitted they were unable to identify the UAP (unidentified aerial phenomena) captured in the video. The Chilean Navy UFO/UAP video The UAP was recorded on November 11, 2014 at 1:52 PM from a Navy helicopter during a routine daytime patrol mission. It was shot using a WESCAM MX-15 HD Forward Looking Camera which captures both hi-definition and infrared video (in which hot objects appear dark and cool object appear light). The helicopter was flying about 4,500 feet at 152 MPH in clear weather. It was travelling north along the coast just west

Collection of historic vintage UFO photos (before we had Photoshop)

During the Golden Age of UFO sightings, the time between 1940 and 1970, thousands of UFO reports were submitted to officials, many of which were held for decades before being released to the public.  Included in these reports are many notable photographs purported to depict UFO's, or flying saucers as they were known at the time.  Below is a collection of the most popular historic UFO photographs from as early as 1870. UFO over Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. December 29, 1953     This is widely believed to be a photo of the infamous UFO over Westall Scondary College in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, witnessed by more than 200 students and teachers as it descended into an open, grassy field. The only official explanation to date is "experimental craft". 1966   UFO in

Fastwalker UFOs – UFOs travelling over 20,000 MPH are so fast they appear as mere streaks to unaided human eye

They are called Fastwalkers (or Fast Walkers) and travel at speeds well over 20,000 miles per hour making these UFOs mere “streaks” of light to the unaided human eye. Their name comes from a 1984 NORAD incident which tracked an unidentified Fastwalker UFO moving at speeds over 22,000 MPH as it screamed towards earth. The May 1984 NORAD Fastwalker event In May of 1984 at 1400 hours Zulu time, an alert was triggered at the North America Air Defense Command (NORAD) when ultra-sensitive orbiting USDSP military satellites (highly-classified satellites that serve as early ICBM launch detection systems) spotted a mysterious UFO heading towards earth at a mind-boggling 22,000 miles per hour. As is passed in front of Earth and less than 20 miles from the USDSP satellite,

Best evidence to date? High-speed UFO captured on Border Patrol video over Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (April 25, 2013)

One of the most interesting UFO sightings to date came out of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico when, on April 25, 2013 at 9:20 PM, an unknown, high speed object began flying near the Rafael Hernandez airport. The unknown object so alarmed airport personnel that a departing FedEx commercial plane had to be delayed for several minutes until the object flew out of range. Fortunately, at the time of the sighting, a U.S Customs and Border Protection aircraft was in the area and caught the entire event on aircraft's on-board infrared video. The event would have remained secret except only a few months later, in October 2013, an official source (the source was identified and vetted but wished to remain anonymous) leaked the video. The video is unusual in that

Chicago O’Hare International Airport UFO – disc-shaped UFO seen by dozens of credible witnesses (2006)

Note: Unlike most photography used on Altered Dimensions, photos used in this article should be considered “illustrative” only.  None have been successfully authenticated by AD and at least one (the one above) is believed by many to have been digitally manipulated. The 2006 Chicago O’Hare UFO sighting is regarded as one of the most well-documented and widely-witnessed UFO sightings in modern history. Official insisted on labelling the sighting a weather anomaly but witnesses, including over a dozen O’Hare International Airport employees, say the object was as clear as day – a metallic disc-shaped craft hovering over gate C-17 of the O’Hare International Airport. A United Airlines employee sees something strange in the air On November 7, 2006 at approximately 4:15 PM, an airport ramp employee was “pushing back”

Five crystal-clear disc-shaped UFO photos from Albuquerque, New Mexico circa-1962 turn up in grandmother’s photo album

An anonymous couple came forward this week with an amazing set of five crystal-clear photos of a daytime disc-shaped UFO taken sometime between 1961 and 1965 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The man and his wife were going through old personal belongings when they discovered a 50-year-old photo album belonging to his wife’s grandmother. The wife recognized the photos as pictures taken around the time she was born (1962) when her grandfather was a Captain in the United States Air Force and stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She recalled the family living in Albuquerque from 1961 through 1965 (the Sandia Mountains can be seen in the background and indeed appear to be the section of the mountain range located near the Kirkland Air Force Base). The husband

Air Shuttle 5959 and Mesaba 3179 – two airlines simultaneously report disc-shaped UFO over Michigan (February 28, 1996)

On February 28, 1996 at 12:50 AM, during a time when an abundance of UFOs were being reported over America’s Midwest region, two commercial aircraft, Air Shuttle 5959 and Mesaba Airlines flight 3179, simultaneously reported seeing an unidentifiable flying object hovering in the night sky over Detroit, Michigan. The conversation between the two airline pilots and the Cleveland control tower was recorded and revealed that pilot and crew from each aircraft both described seeing a large, brightly-lit, pulsating, disc-shaped UFO hovering in the sky. The incident was never openly covered in the public press and remained relatively unknown for many years afterward. Photographs taken of the object have never surfaced. Air Shuttle 5959 was on routine route to Cleveland while Mesaba 3179, a Bombardier Dash 8 airplane,

The Stephenville Lights – dozens of credible witnesses report seeing glowing orbs in the Texas sky

One of the most widely witnessed and well-documented UFO sightings in U.S. history occurred on January 8, 2008 in the rural farming community of Stephenville, Texas.  Known widely as the Stephenville Lights, the sighting of the brightly-lit mile-wide object was witnessed by dozens of local citizens including a pilot, county constable, and several business owners.  One witness told reporters it was a life-changing experience.  Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw was a mile long and half a mile wide told the press, "It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts." On January 8, 2008 between 6:00 and 9:30 PM CST, around forty witnesses reported seeing very bright lights in the night sky near the cities of Dublin and

President Jimmy Carter’s 1969 UFO sighting in Georgia

  President Carter's 1969 UFO sighting Many are unaware that several United States Presidents have reported seeing UFOs including Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, who reported seeing a UFO while seeking to become Governor of Georgia in 1969. After hearing of the sighting, the International UFO Bureau of Oklahoma City asked Carter to file a report of the incident – which he did. One evening in 1969 (the exact date has been undetermined), Carter was preparing to give a speech at the Lions Club in Leary, Georgia while campaigning for governorship of Georgia. Around 7:15 PM, one of the attendees pointed out a strange bright white light in the western sky. About as “bright as the Moon”, the object first appeared about 30 degrees

Zimbabwe school mass UFO sighting – 62 children independently confirm saucer-shaped UFO and alien sighting

62 Zimbabwe children witness something extraordinary In what is widely considered to be one of the best “close encounter” cases in UFO history, on September 16, 1994, sixty-two children of various races and ethnic backgrounds witnessed an extraordinary spectacle on the playground of Ariel School in the small farming community of Ruwa, Zimbabwe. Students ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old, described (and drew) the same scenario – a fleet of alien UFOs, one of which touched down near their school playground, and two “small gray men with thin necks and huge eyes” who warned the children that humanity should take better care of their planet – or else. Researchers and psychologists, including a noted Harvard University psychiatrist professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, descended

The Maury Island incident – Crisman and Dahl sighting of six UFOs over Maury Island sparks conspiracy and coverup

When it comes to early historical UFO accounts, we often recall the Roswell crash or the Kenneth Arnold sighting, both of which occurred in 1947. Seldom is the 1947 Maury Island incident remembered nor mentioned in publications, and for good reason - many UFO investigators believe the Maury Island incident was a hoax.  Others however, believe the case bore the classic earmarks of an intelligence cover-up operation. Regardless of whether or not Harold Dahl and Fred Crisman spotted six UFOs flying above Maury Island in June of 1947, the Maury Island case incorporates several unusually bizarre, but historically proven facts, including the first reported case of government-sponsored “men in black”, two suspicious crashes of airplanes transporting case evidence back to their home  base, several shadowy

Senator Richard Russell disc-shaped UFO sighting during 1955 Russian fact-finding trip

By 1955, Senator Richard Russell had become one of the most powerful and influential U.S. Senators in modern history. After serving as Governor of Georgia, Russell served for almost 40 years in the United States Senate during which time he was a candidate for President of the United States in the 1948 Democratic National Convention, and the 1952 Democratic National Convention. He was chairman of the Armed Services Committee from 1951 through 1969 and at the time of his death, was the most senior member of the Senate.  His credibility as a witness is beyond question. In 1955, Senator Russell was dispatched to Russian on a fact-finding mission. It was during this trip, just after 7:00 PM on October 4, 1955, while traveling on a Soviet

The Kelly-Hopkinsville encounter (aka Hopkinsville Goblins Case or Kelly Green Men Case) – unsolved since 1955

  The Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter, also known as the Hopkinsville Goblins Case or the Kelly Green Men Case, was a series of UFO/alien sightings that took place in the fall of 1955, the most famous and well-publicized of which centered around a rural farmhouse at the time belonging to the Sutton family, which was located between the hamlet of Kelly and the small city of Hopkinsville, both in Christian County, Kentucky.  Members of two families at the Sutton farmhouse alleged to have seen unidentifiable creatures and other witnesses attested to lights and disc-shaped objects in the sky (some accompanied by odd sounds). The events that occurred are regarded as one of the most significant, well-known and well-documented cases in the history of UFO incidents, and a favorite

Wave of “outer-space” UFO sightings around the Moon and International Space Station [VIDEO]

The years 2012 and 2013 produce a wave of new UFO sightings around the Moon (and the International Space Station) and discoveries of older footage of near-moon sightings, many of which were quite difficult to explain. Outer space sightings are not rare – lunar sightings have been reported by astronomers since the 1700’s and countless tales of UFO sightings by astronauts in space circulated during the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Even astronaut Buzz Aldrin once described a UFO that accompanied them in route to the moon in 1969. Of course anyone who believes intelligent extraterrestrial beings have visited our planet would rightly assume that those same beings would take the time to visit and explore our moon too – and possibly even set up way stations