Midwest UFOs and Beyond

Midwest UFOs and Beyond

by Tom Baker

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Overview

Midwest UFOs and Beyond by Tom Baker

Are we alone in the universe? Is there intelligent life among the stars? Have we been visited by beings from other dimensions? Are UFOs real? Are they abducting people? Take a look at the UFO phenomenon from the earliest recorded history to the multiplicity of sightings and contacts that occur daily in the Midwest and beyond. Explore the effect the UFO phenomenon has on average people and speculate where it might be heading. Learn about a mysterious cigar-shaped airship from the 1890s manned by two men riding bicycle contraptions. Meet a nurse in a Midwest bar warning people to get out of Roswell as she was witness to the autopsy of the "little creature" - she died later in a supposed military "accident." Find out about the Men in Black, visit conspiracy theories, investigate animal mutilation, and read about obscure sightings of extraterrestrials, including bedside visitations, car chases, abduction encounters, and more. Both longtime and new UFO enthusiasts will be delighted by this analysis. Keep your eyes on the Midwest skies!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764343902
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 08/30/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tom Baker is the author of Haunted Indianapolis with John Titchenal, Indiana Ghost Folklore, Scary Urban Legends, and Midwest Maniacs, as well as novels and short pieces. He has had his own personal experiences with UFOs in the Midwest.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Foreword: The Footsteps of the Mystery John Pickman 8

Introduction: An Enigma 11

Chapter 1 Ancient History 15

UFOs in the Bible 18

Ancient Astronaut Theories 20

UFOs and the Native Americans 22

UFOs and Fairy Folklore 25

Wizards of the Air 28

In Japan 29

Chapter 2 History Into the Modern Age 31

Mystery Airships of the Midwest 32

Charles Fort, Ghost Rockets, and Green Fireballs 34

The Battle of Los Angeles 36

Foo Fighters 37

Nazi UFOs? 38

Kenneth Arnold 40

Chapter 3 Green Fireballs Over New Mexico 42

Chapter 4 UFO Crashes, Contacts, and Men in Black 43

Frank Scully 43

The Roswell Incident 44

Saucers Over Washington 47

Adamski and the Contactees 49

Projects Sign, Grudge, and Blue Book 53

The Robertson Panel 54

Sky Watchers and Flying Saucer Clubs 55

Chapter 5 Cultural Invasions 58

Chapter 6 Accounts from the Midwestern States 61

Springfield, Missouri: Adolph Wencke Episode 61

Kansas: Alexander Hamilton Episode 62

St. Louis, Missouri: Joseph Joslin Episode 64

Springfield, Missouri: "Golden-haired Girl is in It" 65

Missouri: The Reedsburg Encounter 66

Lincoln, Nebraska: "Get Thee Behind Me, Satan!" 66

Hubbell, Nebraska: February 22, 1922 67

Mount Pleasant, Iowa June 3, 1920 67

A UFO Crash in Missouri?: Cape Girardeau, 1941 68

Rapid City, South Dakota: August 13, 1953 70

Michigan: November 23, 1953 71

Bismark, North Dakota: 1953 72

Ann Arbor, Michigan: Story of a Contactee 73

Branch Hill, Ohio: March, 1955 74

Glenwood City, Wisconsin: 1960 74

Eagle River, Wisconsin: Joe and the Space Pancakes 75

Minot, North Dakota: November, 1961 76

Cedar Falls, Iowa: August 1965 76

Gallipolis, Ohio: 1966 77

Washtenau County, Michigan: 1966 78

Vicksburg, Michigan: March 31, 1966 78

Ravenna, Ohio: April 17, 1966 79

Bagley, Minnesota: April 22, 1966 80

Ashland, Nebraska: December 3, 1967 81

Edina, Missouri: January 8, 1969 83

Garrison, Iowa: July 13, 1969 84

Delphos, Kansas: November 2, 1971 84

Iowa: June 6, 1972 86

Mansfield, Ohio: The Coyne Incident - October 18, 1973 87

Hartford, Indiana: The Donathan CE3 - October 22, 1973 88

Frederic, Wisconsin: December 2, 1974 89

Fargo, North Dakota: 1975 UFO Abduction 89

Marshall County: Near the North Dakota Border 90

Marion, Indiana: 1990 91

Van Buren, Indiana: Summer of 1990 93

Plymouth, Minnesota: November 27, 1990 94

Illinois Police Sighting: January, 5, 2000 95

Warren, Michigan: March 22, 2001 97

Washington, Missouri: March 29, 2001 97

Westville, Indiana: April 4, 2001 98

Canton, Ohio: April 7, 2001 98

St. Louis, Missouri: April 5, 2001 99

Riverview, Michigan: April 11, 2001 99

DePere, Wisconsin: April 11, 2001 99

Middlefield, Ohio: April 13, 2001 100

Evansville, Indiana: April 13, 2001 100

East Lansing, Michigan: April 13, 2001 100

Rothschild, Wisconsin: April 13, 2001 100

Gaylord, Michigan: April 14, 2001 101

St. Louis, Missouri: April 21, 2001 101

Press-Citizen, July 7, 1920 a City [Iowa] Press-Citizen: Highway 283, Five Miles South of Norton, Kansas 101

Eagle Butte, South Dakota: March 5, 2011 102

An Unprecedented Wave of Sightings in Missouri: 2011 103

Chapter 7 The Wheel in the Sky 106

"Night Gaunts" 106

Phillip K. Dick and the "Pink Moment" 107

"The He-Man Alien Hatin' Club" 109

Synchronicity 110

Aliens or…Something Else? 111

Dayton, Texas: The Cash/Landrum Case 112

Southwest and Midwest: Cattle Mutilations and Crop Circles 113

Bob Lazar and Area 51 116

Budd Hopkins and The Abduction Explosion 117

Some Possible Alien Races 120

I Wish I Could Have Covered 122

The Oldest Trick in the Galaxy? 124

Some Celebrated UFO Cases 137

The Aurora Texas UFO Crash of 1897 137

Captain Thomas Mantell 138

The Chiles-Whitted Affair 139

The Maury Island UFO Mystery 140

The Hopkinsville Demons 142

Antonio Villas Boas 144

Papua, New Guinea, 1959 144

Betty and Barney Hill 146

Lonnie Zamora 148

Incident at Exeter 148

Mothman 150

Betty Andreasson 152

The Pascagoula Fisherman 154

Travis Walton 155

Whitley Strieber and Communion 156

Afterword 159

Appendix: The Original Introduction 160

Endnotes 169

Bibliography 176

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