A few of the cases we cover in our lectures…

Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina – 1975

Depiction of the Robeson County/Lumberton UFO Encounter in 1975. Image by Dale Hendrickson (website)

In 1975, J. Allen Hynek sent journalist Lee Speigel to North Carolina to investigate a series of unusual UFO sightings by numerous law enforcement personnel. Speigel and several police and sheriff’s oYcers experienced a dramatic close encounter with an unexplained aerial craft. This was eventually acknowledged as America’s 5rst well-documented, multiple- witness triangle-boomerang-shaped UFO incident. This painting by Dale Hendrickson illustrates that event.

Royal Canadian Police Case, 1978

In October 1978, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) oYcer Jim Blackwood responded to a call regarding a strange object off of the coast of Clarenville, a Canadian town on the east coast of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. When he got there he, along with about a dozen other witnesses, saw something he could not explain. Blackwood recently posted a TV interview from 1978 in which he describes the incident. Read more.

Warren, Minnesota, 1979 – Val Johnson Squad Car Case

One of the most credible UFO (unidenti5ed `ying object) encounters in American history unfolded in Minnesota in 1979. Marshall County Deputy Sheriff Val Johnson never claimed that he saw aliens or spaceships—merely that a force he could not identify collided with his car, cracking its windshield and leaving him unconscious. Johnson’s reasonable testimony and the evidence left behind on his vehicle made the event a popular case among those who study unidenti5ed aerial phenomena. Read more.

This case is included in this recent story on UFOs in Minnesota: