Glowing Green UFOs Have Terrorized New Mexico For Decades! What Are They? And What Do They Want?


I was intrigued to find a very detailed article over at History.com about many documented sightings of green glowing UFOs over New Mexico in the late 1940s. I found this interesting because I have seen these strange objects myself in the night skies over "The Land of Enchantment" on numerous occasions. I documented many of these sightings in my crudely written 2010 article: "Classic UFO Case - The Albuquerque Mystery Light - Circa 1980" (Hopefully my writing style has improved some since that time). In that piece I noted two sightings in which a giant orb hovered over Albuquerque. When I looked at the object through binoculars I observed that the orb was not a single craft but a honeycomb like collection of lights. Of course My best friend and I were not the only ones to see the UFO, local police, the Air Force, and the Albuquerque Journal (the local newspaper) we all inundated with calls from eyewitnesses. As you would expect the explanation for the whole thing was ... wait for it ... the planet Jupiter.

Well at least they didn't say "swamp gas".

In my article there was also a sighting of a giant spinning red fireball that streaked across the sky above Albuquerque. I however just missed seeing that one by mere minutes as I exiting my front door to find my friends out in the street shouting and pointing "Did you see that? Did you see that? That was crazy!".

I will add some more information about these strange UFOs at the end of this post.

Why Mysterious Green Fireballs Worried the U.S. Government in 1948

On February 29, 1949, the Los Alamos, New Mexico Skyliner newspaper ran a piece on what it referred to, in typical newspaper parlance, as “flying saucers”—and a possible conspiracy around them:

“Los Alamos now has flying green lights. These will ‘o wisps seen generally about 2 a.m., have alerted the local constabulary and their presence is being talked about in Santa Fe bars. But local wheels deny any official knowledge of the sky phenomena. Each one passes the buck to another.”

The story ended with, “Have you seen a green light lately?”

In fact, a great many had, and would continue to do so—enough to prompt TIME magazine, in November 1951, to publish a piece on the phenomenon called “Great Balls of Fire.” What makes the multiple sightings of “flying green lights” in New Mexico in 1948 and onward such a significant chapter in UFO history is exactly that—there were multiple sightings.

That was unnerving enough. But most alarming—particularly to the United States government—was that the sightings were concentrated around the Los Alamos and Sandia atomic-weapons laboratories. And other highly sensitive military installations, including radar stations and fighter-interceptor bases, weren’t far away. That meant the sightings were reported by typically cool-headed pilots, weather observers, scientists, intelligence officers and other defense personnel, and led many to suspect the fireballs were Soviet spy devices.

Like a meteor—but not

On the night of December 5, 1948, two separate plane crews reported having seen a “green ball of fire,” heading west to east. In one of these instances, the fireball raced head-on toward the plane itself, compelling the rattled pilot to swerve the plane out of the way.

One pilot, sometime later, would vividly describe the green fireballs: “Take a soft ball and paint it with some kind of fluorescent paint that will glow a bright green in the dark… Then have someone take the ball out about 100 feet in front of you and about 10 feet above you. Have him throw the ball right at your face, as hard as he can throw it. That’s what a green fireball looks like.”

When a crew of intelligence officers, led by Dr. Lincoln LaPaz, head of the University of New Mexico’s Institute of Meteoritics, plotted the fireball’s flight path and scoured the area a meteorite would have hit, they found nothing—no meteor fragments, no debris, no craters, no evidence of fire.

The inexplicable sightings continued in the area, with sightings on December 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 28th. December 20th proved a turning point, literally, and a particularly alarming one for those clinging to the theory that these were meteors: The balls of fire descended from the heavens at a 45-degree angle, then abruptly leveled off into a gravity-defying horizontal flight path. And, as LaPaz would note in a letter to the district commanding officer of the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, “none of the green fireballs has a train of sparks of a dust cloud…”

In the years since, there have been reports of green-fireball sightings around the world, from Alberta, Canada to South Africa. In June 2018, a green fireball made an impressive appearance at a concert performance in the Netherlands by the Foo Fighters (coincidentally, the band named for the U.S. pilots’ term for UFOs during World War II). And according to the International Meteor Organization there were more than 170 reported sightings of the fireballs that night, in at least five European countries. The band’s reaction, according to their official Twitter account: “The sky IS a neighborhood.”

I'll skip over the part about these objects as possibly being some form of lightning.

Cold War spy craft…or extraterrestrial probes?

This potential explanation could not have occurred to those on the ground in New Mexico in 1948. After interviewing more than a hundred witnesses, Dr. LaPaz went on to advise the military and the Atomic Energy Commission of his opinion that the fireballs were likely either top-secret “unconventional defensive devices” being tested by the U.S.—or Soviet spying devices.

When Edward J. Ruppelt, director of the U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book UFO investigations, visited the Los Alamos National Laboratory in early 1952 to interview scientists and technicians, he noted that they became particularly animated when the idea of interplanetary vehicles was suggested.

“They had been doing a lot of thinking about this, they said, and they had a theory,” wrote Ruppelt in The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (1953). They thought the fireballs were actually extraterrestrial probes “projected into our atmosphere from a ‘spaceship’ hovering several hundred miles above the Earth.”

Officially, government investigators concluded that the green fireballs were some kind of never-before-seen natural phenomenon. Interest in, and investigation into, the fireballs dropped off at the outbreak of the Korean War.

“Writing these off as natural phenomena did not solve the problem,” says UFO researcher Jan Aldrich, who believes the green fireballs were related to aerial phenomena spotted in Fort Hood, Texas, in 1949. “It just pushed it under the table.”

You can read the rest of the article here - Why Mysterious Green Fireballs Worried the U.S. Government in 1948


Here are a couple of reported sightings that were brought to my attention after I ran my original article. These would seem to back up the assumption that these objects are indeed spying on our military, in this case Kirtland Air Force Base just south of Albuquerque. It should be noted that my best friend's brother, who worked for the US government as a photographer documenting top secret tests at the base, told us that he witnessed some sort of laser weapon being used that could blow up boulders. Of course he could have just been trying to impress us, but I never knew him to make up tall tales, so I always took the report to be a factual one. Oh, and before I forget, it was always rumored that there was a large stockpile of nuclear warheads stored in the adjacent Sandia Mountains.

I can see why you would want to keep the fact that an arsenal of nukes were being stored in the outskirts of a city of some five hundred thousand people under wraps.

Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
8 August 1980
2350 MST

Three Security Policemen on duty in Charlie Sector, East Side of Manzano Weapons Storage Area, observed a very bright light that traveled with great speed and stopped suddenly in the sky over Coyote Canyon. They at first thought the object was a helicopter, but after observing the object perform unusual aerial maneuvers, they felt it could not be a helicopter. The light was observed to land in the Coyote Canyon area. Sometime later they observed the light take off again and proceed straight up at a high speed until it was no longer visible.

9 August, 1980
0020 MST

A Sandia Security Guard was driving east on the Coyote Canyon access road on a routine building check of an alarmed structure. As he approached the structure, he observed a bright light near the ground behind the structure. He also observed an object that he at first thought was a helicopter. As he came closer, he observed that it was not a helicopter, but a round disk shaped object. When he attempted to radio for backup, he found that his radio was not functioning. He approached the object on foot armed with a shotgun, and the object thereupon took off in a vertical direction at high speed.

22 August, 1980

Three other unnamed Security Guards observed a light over Coyote Canyon that behaved in a similar manner as the one seen on 8 August. Coyote Canyon is part of a large restricted test range used by the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Sandia Laboratories

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Painting by Mrs. Lincoln LaPaz of a baffling green fireball seen numerous times over the Sandia mountains east of Albuquerque in late 1952. Mrs. LaPaz's husband, head of the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics, investigated the sightings but couldn't find an explanation. The painting was published in TIME Magazine in November 1951 and in LIFE magazine a few months later, an illustration of the nation's Cold War obsession with UFOs.




Ewan McGregor Is Playing It Real Coy About The Upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie


Despite the fact that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie has been in development for two years now actor Ewan McGregor insists that he has no knowledge of it. This of course means only one thing. McGregor is a honorable person who knows how to keep a secret and keep his trap shut.

From Flickering Myth

In the lead up to the release of this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, it was reported on multiple occasions that Disney and Lucasfilm were working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi Anthology movie.

Last August, it was revealed that Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) was in talks to write and potentially direct the Obi-Wan film, while earlier this year rumours suggested that the movie was actually in pre-production and would start shooting in April 2019 after Star Wars: Episode IX wraps production.

However, in the wake of Solo’s box office failure, Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly taking stock of their Star Wars plans, and while it has been said that the spinoff is still in the works – potentially for Disney’s upcoming streaming service – it appears this is news to Obi-Wan himself, Ewan McGregor.

“I would totally do it, of course,” said McGregor, speaking to The Express during an interview for his new film Christopher Robin. “There’s no plans as such to do it, as far as I know. There must be a good story to tell as they’re doing spin-offs – there’s likely to be a good Obi-Wan between me and Alec Guinness.”

Now, it is of course entirely possible that McGregor is just looking to throw us off the scent, or that Disney and Lucasfilm is yet to commit to the project 100%, and therefore the actor doesn’t want to offer any confirmations until the film has officially received the green light. However, with the studios’ focus now firmly on Episode IX, we may have some time to wait before we find out either way…

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When Gamera Fights A Giant Swiss Army Knife It's Monster Mayhem!


Although the Gamera films aren't anywhere near as good as their rival "Godzilla" films, they are a lot of fun and an over-the-top camp fest.

(That may have been the worst sentence I've ever typed but I'm sticking with it.)

Kudos to Wade Wainio over at Fansided for taking on a movie that essentially pits a giant turtle against a giant pocket knife.

Key events of 1969: The Manson murders. Hippies flocked to the Woodstock music festival. A giant space turtle named Gamera fought Guiron, a monster with a giant blade on its head.

For those not yet born by 1969, it’s hard to imagine how things were. It was a different world, rife with social change, conflict, and giant monsters duking it out for unfathomable reasons on alien planets. Enter Gamera vs. Guiron, then ask yourself where such a movie comes from. Why have boys named Akio (Nobuhiro Kajima) and Tom (Christopher Murphy) encountered a UFO landing in a field? What does Gamera himself (or itself) represent? Is it mere childish nonsense? It’s an oddly thought-provoking topic.

One thing is clear: Gamera may have started as a Godzilla knockoff, but this movie’s central monster is markedly different from that one. Whereas Godzilla is more conventionally monstrous in appearance, Gamera looks more like a turtle (although real turtles don’t have teeth). He can also fly, travels through outer space freely and seems to have a strange affinity for children, saving their lives whenever called upon to do so. Quite simply, Gamera is its own thing, and so are the monsters it battles.

Gamera vs. Guiron also does not delve into simple moral lessons. While it could simply chide the two youngster’s and their need to investigate the alien craft, it’s also what leads them on a spectacular adventure that will mature their minds forever. Being threatened by two Japanese alien babes and a giant knife-head monster will do that to do — and so will bonding with a giant, flying space turtle!

I also wonder if the movie’s more influential than given credit for. For example, the alien women, Barbella (Hiroko Kai) and Florbella (Reiko Kasahara), are trying to eat Akio and Tom’s brains to gain their knowledge. Well, that’s exactly what Josh Brolin’s character threatens to do to his child in Robert Rodriguez’ Planet Terror! Also, the planet the aliens are from is called “Terra,” while the Rodriguez film has the word “Terror” in its title. Maybe it’s only a coincidence, but there’s a plausible influence.

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Worry Not! There Are No Plans For Sucky "Back to the Future" Sequel


It looks like there is one classic movie franchise that won't be ridden into the ground thank goodness!

From Slash Film

Back to the Future is an all-time classic. Which means it’s inevitable that someone will try to reboot it or bring about another sequel at some point. There hasn’t been a new entry in the series since 1990’s Back to the Future Part III, and it seems highly unlikely that a new film will ever happen – at least, not one featuring the original cast. But that won’t stop people from asking the question. Four of the original franchise’s cast members – Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Thomas Wilson – reunited recently at Fan Expo Boston. The group was asked about potential for a 4th film, and Wilson – who played Biff in the series – had an amusing answer (via Mass Live). “Basically, I think America is saying, ‘Come on they’ve wrecked every other franchise with bad sequels, why not this one?'” the actor said. “‘C’mon, we would watch it until it sucks.'” Michael J. Fox went on to imply that Bob Gale, who co-wrote the series with Robert Zemeckis, would likely prevent a future film from happening in order to preserve the integrity of the franchise. That’s probably for the best.

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It may be too late for another Simpson's movie but a Bob's Burgers movie sounds great!


It appears that FOX is about to produce a series of movies based on their prime-time animated series. First on the list is a sequel to the 2007 "Simpson's Movie", which in my opinion is about ten years too late. Then there is a planned "Family Guy Movie", which seems like something that should have been made years ago. I was on the "Family Guy" train in the early days but the endless pop culture homages and randomness (like the never ending chicken fights) got old pretty quick.

That leads us to the planned "Bob's Burgers Movie" which is actually a movie I would plunk down my money to see. I think that the show is absolutely brilliant and it always makes me laugh out load.

Check this bit from Slash Film:

The Simpsons has been in a rut for the last…decade or so. But at one point, it was one of the funniest shows on TV. And while recent seasons have been lacking, the 2007 Simpsons movie was surprisingly good. While the show has continued to soldier on, a second film has yet to make it to the drawing board. Until now. A new report in the Wall Street Journal reveals that Fox is developing a second Simpsons movie. There are also plans for Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy movies. A Bob’s Burgers movie could turn out well. I’m less enthusiastic about a Family Guy film, because it feels as if that show has long run its course. Kind of like The Simpsons, come to think of it…

I echoed a lot of this writer's thoughts about "The Simpson's" a couple of weeks ago in the post: Will The Simpsons Ever Come To A Merciful End?

The Simpsons just keep going and going and going ... ugh.

I'm going to be honest with you, The Simpsons used to be my favorite TV show. I never missed an episode, in fact I used to tape them (on VHS tape ... I know that I'm old) and watch them over and over again delighting in every hilarious moment.

That was in the nineteen nineties.

Here we are in the year 2018 and the show is still on the air despite jumping the shark somewhere around the year 2000. That's about the time that I stopped watching the show. Don't get me wrong, I have tried to watch new episodes from time to time, but after a few minutes I usually cringe at the bad jokes and needles celebrity cameos and switch to something else. It's truly sad to see just how far a once brilliant television series has fallen.

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When The Fantastic Four Try To Return Home They Find Another Superhero Team Has Moved In!


From Marvel Comics

Since the debut of the new FANTASTIC FOUR, more and more details have come out about the places Marvel's First Family were headed and the heroes and villains they were going to meet. During a recent visit to This Week in Marvel, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort revealed that the Fantastic Four may not be the only super team occupying the Baxter Building. Apparently, another hyperbolically-named group -- the Fantastix -- will have a run-in with the FF in FANTASTIC FOUR #4.

Brevoort said: "As we get back to things down on Earth, we introduce a new team of Super Heroes who are operating out of the Baxter Building who are surprised when the Fantastic Four show up on the doorstep, thinking that they still have the rent on the place."

Here's look at the Fantastix on the cover of FANTASTIC FOUR #4:



FANTASTIC FOUR #4, written by Dan Slott with art by Sara Pichelli, goes on sale Wednesday, November 28! Pre-order your copy at your local comic shop!

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Marilyn Monroe Nude Scene From ‘The Misfits’ Uncovered


I have been a fan of classic movies for a long time and I never heard of this.

From Deadline Hollywood

A nude scene long believed lost featuring Marilyn Monroe in John Huston’s The Misfits has been re-discovered. The footage, cut from the film by Huston, was previously believed to have been destroyed.

Author Charles Casillo made the discovery during the research for his book, Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon, out via St. Martin’s Press on Tuesday.

Casillo interviewed Curtice Taylor, son of Misfits producer Frank Taylor, and learned that he has kept the footage in a locked cabinet since his father’s death in 1999.

In a love scene with Clark Gable, Monroe dropped the covering bed-sheet and exposed her body. It would have been one of the first – if not the first – nude scenes by an American actress in a major production in the sound era of film if it had made it into the final version.

Director John Huston refused to include the nude scene, allegedly because he felt it was unnecessary to the story. But Frank Taylor believed that it was important and so ground-breaking that he saved it.

The Misfits was filmed in 1961 and written by Monroe’s then-husband, Arthur Miller. It tells the story of three cowboys vying for the attention of a beautiful woman. It was Monroe’s final film before her death.

What will become of the found footage has not been decided, Curtice Taylor said.

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Large Sea Monster Spotted Off The British Town Of Tynemouth


Why is every strange sea creature called "The Loch Ness Monster"?

THE LOCH NESS MONSTER SAILED FROM SCOTLAND TO ENGLAND

The Siver Telegram (UK)

So says the eyewitness, who spotted the Loch ness monster in the territory of the English County of Tyne and Wear.

According to residents of a small British town of Tynemouth, this is the first time the semi-mythical monster who chose to leave familiar surroundings. Relaxing on the local beach, a man watched by some large creature that had risen above the water. It showed the head and, by assumption, only the long neck, doing something in the same place for a while. However, in the Network, where the British shared their observations disagreed with him.

Users noted that the creature reminds them of the mythical monster of Scotland. It is more likely that it’s just kind of a very long fish. For example, eel or herring king. Also users said the reservoir doesn’t look large enough to fit the Loch ness monster. It is worth noting that sightings of such monsters appear frequently, however, experts advise to carefully study the fauna, before taking the strange creatures for anomalies.

Reflection:

Sightings of strange sea creatures a not that uncommon in the waters surrounding the British isles. For centuries both seaman sailing along the coasts and people enjoying a vacation along the water have spotted animals which more resembled prehistoric monsters than anything in the lists of known sea creatures. Over the past century several such mysterious monsters have reportedly washed ashore in numerous locations along the UK coastline. Many of these unfortunately occurred during the Second World War when the carcasses were quickly disposed of. It's hard to take the time to carefully study the body of a mysterious sea creature while an enemy is trying to bomb you into submission I would suppose, so I really can't blame anyone for that.

According to eyewitnesses what may possibly be the best possible evidence for the existence of living dinosaurs in the ocean off Great Britain was Gourock Sea Serpent which washed ashore in 1942, along the shores of Gourock, over looking the river Clyde.

A council officer by the name of Charles Rankin took it upon himself to take detailed notes concerning this beast. Measuring to a length of over 27-feet, this animal was described by Rankin in great detail. Its most notable features included a small, flattened head that tapered to a point with pronounced brow ridges situated over laterally slit eyes.

The creature’s jawbones were reportedly full of large, pointed teeth. The skull was nestled atop a long neck, which connected to a partially exposed spinal column. The animal’s torso still bore two pairs of what have been described as L-shaped flippers, which were smaller in the fore-potion, than the rear. The spine eventually tapered off into a long, rectangular tail.

According to Rankin, the creature’s skin harbored a multitude of 6-inch long, quill-like bristles and its appearance was reptilian in nature.This reptilian visage — along with the four flippers, sharp muzzle and broad tail — begs one to consider the possibility that this creature might be a relic marine reptile known as the mosasaur.
Since the body washed ashore during wartime, in an area that the government deemed of strategic importance, no photographs of the monster were allowed and it's remains were chopped up and buried in an area that is now the football field of a local private school.

No self respecting Englishman would ever desecrate a soccer field so these remains will likely remain safe from any scientific examination for the foreseeable future. - Ken Hulsey

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So pigs do fly ... if launched from a running Sasquatch.


I hate to say it but I can totally relate with Bigfoot's pain because I'm always tripping over stuff!

From FOX 8 Greensboro NC

A farmer in California claims to have seen a Bigfoot family running on his ranch in the middle of the night.

Jeffrey Gonzalez told KMPH that he isn’t surprised that the unnamed farmer saw five or six sasquatches near Avocado Lake in Fresno County.

“One of them, which was extremely tall, had a pig over its shoulder. And the five scattered and the one with the pig was running so fast it didn’t see an irrigation pipe and it tripped, with the pig flying over,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said there have been three Bigfoot sightings, all in the same area in East Fresno County.

“One of them, which was extremely tall, had a pig over its shoulder. And the five scattered and the one with the pig was running so fast it didn’t see an irrigation pipe and it tripped, with the pig flying over,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said there have been three Bigfoot sightings, all in the same area in East Fresno County.

There have even been several Bigfoot-related incidents in North Carolina.

A group reported a sighting in McDowell County last year. In 2015, a man claimed his pet Yorkie saved him from a Sasquatch in Henderson County.

A North Carolina woman even claims to have invented a spray that will attract Bigfoot. There’s also a Bigfoot museum in Littleton that documents the alleged sightings.

So pigs do fly ... if launched from a running Sasquatch.

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Godzilla vs Kong Turns To Zack Fox For VFX Supervisor


From Screen Rant

While Godzilla vs. Kong is still a few years away, the pre-production continues to move forward as the film has recruited the VFX supervisor from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Godzilla vs. Kong will pit the two giant beasts against each other in 2020 to see who is the true king of the monsters.

After the success of Gareth Edward's Godzilla in 2014, it was announced that Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment would be coming together in order to build a shared universe called MonsterVerse. Among the most exciting of these future films was the film simply titled Godzilla vs. Kong, since it would see two legendary and unstoppable monsters battling it out to see who was top monster. The film was announced back in 2015, before fans had the tease of the future monster universe at the end of Kong: Skull Island. With as many monsters that are expected to be in the upcoming film, the visual effects department for Godzilla vs. Kong is going to have a daunting task ahead of them.

GWW reports that Zack Fox has been added on to Godzilla vs. Kong as the visual effects supervisor, though it's possible he's been hired as a VFX coordinator instead, based on an IMDb listing. Fox has previously worked on films like Christopher Robin and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which both required a huge amount of visual effects to be added in post-production. Fox has been working in the visual effects field since 2004, when he worked as a visual effects production assistant on Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.

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