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Chronology Of 1973 World-Wide UFO Wave

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 09:04:41 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 09:04:41 -0400
Subject: Chronology Of 1973 World-Wide UFO Wave

Source: The NICAP Website - Mount Vernon, Indiana


April 15, 2007

The 1973 UFO Chronology
A World-Wide Wave

Released: April 15, 2007

This is a 35-page chronology of UFO incidents and events for
1973, a major, world-wide sighting wave. Our thanks for these
chronologies must go to our documentation team: Richard Hall
(the original 1973 chronology from UFOE II), William Wise
(Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson (archive researcher),
Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book
Unknowns), and Jean Waskiewicz (online NICAP DBase [NSID].

In January of 1973 I was transferred from Hillsboro, Illinois to
Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and set up the UFO Filter Center to log UFO
reports in the midwest for the MADAR (UFO detection) Project.
The states included in the study were: Missouri, Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Therefore this chrono is
probably more comprehensive for those states. Most of the NL
(nocturnal light) cases that I logged from the UFO Filter Center
calls were not used in this chrono, so what you see are the more
notable cases. Here is a sample of one of the message slips
hastily completed regarding a sighting that COULD have been of
value had it been investigated, but I was unable to get enough

As evidence for the nuclear connection continued to mount,
world-shaking events were taking place which led to the
Arab/Israeli War, fought from October 6 to October 26. The war
had far-reaching implications for many nations.

The 1973 sighting wave was concentrated in the last half of the
year, and featured the largest number of humanoid occupant
sightings in many years. Several abductions were reported during
this period (see Section XIII, UFOE II). The sightings peaked in
mid- to late October, with October 17 representing perhaps one
of the most extraordinary single days for "high-strangeness"
cases in UFO history (see Section XII). Dr. Richard Haines
provided this Table 1, 116,   Table 1, 117  of aircraft
incidents in 1979 (Ref. 8).

Note: In regard to Humanoid Reports, there doesn't appear to be
any cases as solid as a military radar-visual triangulation
case, nor any military multiple-witness incidents, nor any
humanoid cases involving radar-visual tracking, or where any
astronomers or PhD scientists have seen humanoids and UFO's? It
is important for us to list them, however, but only those
incidents where UFOs were observed at the time or supporting
evidence warrants.

And, finally, at the end of each month, I placed the link to
"raw" reports received by the National UFO Reporting Center in
Seattle, Washington.

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

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