UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Nick Redfern's Grusinski MainBrace Photo

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This is one of the MainBrace photos, provided by Nick Redfern (from his Grusinski contact, also seen in the History Channel clip in our previous post about 1952's MainBrace Operation):


There are other (missing) photos.

(I have a magazine article from the 1970s which had different photos, if I recall correctly. But that article is in a very large collection of UFO magazines and will, regretfully, take time to locate.)

As for the photo above, it does resemble a balloon, or even the moon, but the events -- three or more -- indicate something more than a balloon, as has been noted in our prior posting about MainBrace.

We might presume that the "missing photos" are more defined and secreted away by the military (the U.S. Navy and/or NATO) because they show something not as prosaic as a balloon.

The MainBrace event intrigues because the UFO sightings took place over several venues, by various military people, and involved jet plane pursuit(s) -- the photos being supplementary or supportive.

It doesn't provide an explanation of the UFO enigma but does confirm that a strange phenomenon or phenomena was causing a stir in military circles, in 1952.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

UFO Iconoclast(s) addenda

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Here are two of the Lubbock Light(s) photos:



These are not plovers (or birds of any kind).

The images may not be UFOs or they might even be hoaxed, but one thing is certain -- the images are not plovers (or birds) reflecting the light from street lamps.

The plover/bird explanation is ludicrous on the face of it.

Here are some photos of a flying disk taken by George Stock in New Jersey, 1952:




You can see the similarity to the Trent/McMinnville disk (1950), and even more so to the Redbud, Illinois disk photo (1950).

Are the photos an instance of fakery? Or were flying disks of the type pictured common to the time-frame (the early 1950s)?

Operation MainBrace (1952):

While there are photos, squirreled away by the U.S. military, the thrust of that 1952 event consists of several sightings: one where photos were taken from aboard an aircraft carrier, one by RAF jet fighters the following day, and one over Topliffe, an RAF base, the disk or sphere pursued by a jet interceptor.

That a balloon explanation for the sightings seems irrational, there are few other options that are rational.

If the photos taken remain hidden, the nature of the UFO (or balloon) cannot be determined, but it seems that the disks photographed by Paul Trent, the Redbud photographer, and George Stock morphed into a balloon-like sphere.

That is, the phenomenon changed or other flying intruders were circling the globe.


Tuesday, January 08, 2013

UFOs: Operation MainBrace 1952

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CDA (Christopher Allen of the U.K.) mentioned in a comment for our previous posting that he wondered if the photos of an alleged UFO spotted during 1952's military operation MainBrace were extant.

In this History Channel clip about the operation, with William Birnes, Steve Greer, and others, the photos are shown:


This is a particularly interesting UFO event, it seems to me.

More about it should be provided by some of our erudite visitors here I would hope.