High Strangeness: Giving Thanks for UFOs

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Thanks for UFOs

Well, it's happened again. For the second time in my very short career as a MUFON Certified UFO Field Investigator, one of my cases is in contention for MUFON's "Top 10" list!

It happened before, when a case involving a giant hovering UFO witnessed by a woman and her daughter was named one of MUFON's "Top 10 UFO Sightings" of 2012. It was a pretty cool case, but I'm even more excited about the new one. Well, I say "new," but it actually took place in 1980. It's a mass sighting at Fort McCoy, a military base in central Wisconsin, that involved as many as 50 servicemen.

The witness is now retired and is haunted by the event. He doesn't know what he saw, and realizes he may never know, but he wants to know if any of the other servicemen there that night remember seeing what he saw, a strange rectangular craft with two entities visible through a port in the front of the object.

His story, which you can read here, sure made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. The sketch he sent me of the craft (below) is amazingly detailed and precise. I have spent a lot of time conversing with the witness of the phone and via email, and he has never given me the slightest reason to think that he was making this up or imagining it. This is one of those cases where my gut reaction is very Hynek-like: I absolutely believe that this witness had a real experience, but I have absolutely no idea what it could have been, or what level of reality from which it may have emerged...

I may learn more about the Top 10 selections next week, so I'll keep you posted!


Unknown said...

hmm interesting

Unknown said...

WOW ; my hope is to see one of the other soldiers who were present that night come forward and possibly have a photo of this amazing craft ; i;ve never doubted that its a ufo ; just want to know where from and why that night .... JW

Tom said...

Mark, Been following your posts on this case with great interest. Two things; My gut instinct tells me this is a legitimate serious case worthy of further investigation. And, I believe my own sighting from 33 years ago lines up quite similarly to this one.

Keep on fighting the good fight.

Mark UFO'Connell said...

Thanks, Tom. I am hoping that there will be more to this story over time, 'cause it's a good one.

What was your sighting 33 years ago like?

Tom said...

Well, like this case, there is a lot to it. I'll certainly post the details of it here, if you like. But again, it's not something which can be told in a few short paragraphs.

I did report this sighting to MUFON and an Ohio MUFON investigator called me on the phone. However, and this is 100% true, the call went south when I said something negative about Jaime Maussan, in passing. She, the Ohio MUFON investigator became quite indignant and strongly/inexplicably defended Maussan.

Perhaps there is a way for me to relay my sighting experience, which was quite close, off line somehow?

Up to you.

Mark UFO'Connell said...

Oh man, you must have said something REALLY BAD about Maussan ;)

I'd love to hear the story sometime, if you'd feel comfortable writing to me about it.

Tom said...

Mark, Yup, I'll write you or email you w/all the particulars on my sighting.
Thanks for the interest!

Unknown said...

well ; its been about a year and a half since i submitted my incident while at ft. mcoy wi. and since the new is wearing off now and i havent heard from any of the other soldiers that were there that night i kinda get a feeling someone is suppressing this investigation if there is one ; i mean why do i feel like im all alone in this especially after having gone public . i guess too after such along time had passed before i came forward may have something to do with it ...... its just sometimes when i think about it i feel like someone in authority has shut me down and wants me to remain silent . then i feel better after looking at the whole case again ..... thanks JW.

Mark UFO'Connell said...

Hi Jeff,

with UFOs making headlines again, maybe there will be new interest in cases like yours. I'm still hoping I can do more work on it, so don't lose hope!