As a UFO/Paranormal Investigator, December is my favorite month out of the year because there’s always one guaranteed UFO-type sighting, which occurs late December 24th. But what about the month of December in general, have there been some popular unusual events in the past? Yep, and here’s a few good ones worth mentioning.
December 9th, 1965, the Kecksburg UFO Incident.
( A model of the crashed object, originally created for the show Unsolved Mysteries, and put on display near the Kecksburg fire station. Image courtesy Wikipedia. )
In Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, United States, a large fireball was seen by thousands in at least six U.S. states and Ontario, Canada. It streaked over the Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario area, reportedly dropped hot metal debris over Michigan and northern Ohio, starting some grass fires and caused sonic booms in Western Pennsylvania. It was generally assumed and reported by the press to be a meteor after authorities discounted other proposed explanations such as a plane crash, errant missile test, or reentering satellite debris. [ref. Files Mufon.com]
December 26th, 1980, the Rendlesham Forest Incident,
also known as “Britain’s Roswell”.
(Images courtesy Forestry Commission, England)
Lt. Col. Charles Halt stated, around 3:00am on the 26th of December, strange lights were reported by a security patrol near the East Gate of RAF Woodbridge apparently descending into nearby Rendlesham Forest. Servicemen initially thought it was a downed aircraft but, upon entering the forest to investigate they saw, according to Halt’s memo, a strange glowing object, metallic in appearance, with colored lights. As they approached, it moved through the trees, and “the animals on a nearby farm went into a frenzy”. The craft left three impressions or depressions on the ground that were visible the next day. One of the servicemen, Sgt. Jim Penniston, later claimed to have encountered a “craft of unknown origin” and to have made detailed notes of its features, touched its “warm” surface, and copied the numerous symbols on its body. The object allegedly flew away after their brief encounter. Penniston also claimed to have seen triangular landing gear on the object. [ref. Files Mufon.com]
December 29th, 1980, the Cash-Landrum Incident.
( Photo of newspaper article courtesy, blueblurrylines.com )
The evening of December 29th, Betty Cash and Vickie and Colby Landrum, were driving home to Dayton, Texas after dining out. Around 9:00 p.m., while driving on a isolated two-lane road in the dense woods, they originally observed a light over the trees that came closer revealing a diamond-shaped object. Cash got out of the car to investigate and noticed the heat was strong enough to make the car’s metal body hot to the touch. The object moved higher in the sky, soon to be surrounded by 23 helicopters as it flew out of sight. Later that evening all the cars occupants suffered symptoms from ionizing radiation contact.
December 12th, 1985, the famous Whitley Strieber abduction Incident.
(Photo courtesy Whitley Strieber website.)
Whitley Strieber writer, states he was abducted by aliens from his cabin in upstate New York the evening of December 26th. Based on his personal experience, he wrote the popular book, Communion.
December 12th, 1964, the Hook Island Sea Monster.
(Purposed “colored” picture of Robert Le Serrec’s Hook Island sea monster,
courtesy Scientific American.)
Robert Le Serrec and his family were crossing Stonehaven bay, heading to Hook Island, Queensland, spotted a large, tadpole-like monster about 30 feet long. The family said the creature had eyes on the top of its head, pale looking with slit shaped pupils. It was black in color, with traverse stripes, and the skin appeared to be smooth. They took multiple photos which today is still being debated.
December 1st, 1987, the Ilkley Moor Alien Incident, Yorkshire, U.K.
( Photo courtesy Philip Spencer, pulled from un-named source, internet.)
Philip Spencer, a retired policeman was walking across the moor to his father-in-laws house, wanting to take pictures of some strange lights seen on the moor. While loading his camera he saw a strange looking creature through the fog. The small being was on the slopes of the moor, and Spencer took a photograph of it. He then ran towards the being trying to chase him down when he saw a flying craft with a top dome, rising up from the moor grounds. It quickly disappeared into the sky. He couldn’t get a photograph of the craft, but was able to photograph the small being. The photo shows a grainy image of the bi-pedal creature, but not clear enough for definitive proof of the being. Philip Spencer relinquished all rights of the photo for analysis, and had never made any money from it.
December 11th, 1999, the Lake Murray Monster of Papua New Guinea.
(Photo courtesy, Papua New Guinea’s Lake Murray Lodge.)
Villagers traveling in a canoe reported seeing a large creature wading in the shallow water near Boboa. The creature was described as having a body as long as a large construction truck with a long neck and long slender tail. It’s hind legs were as wide as coconut palm tree trunks, and had two smaller forelegs. The head resembled the shape of a cow’s head with large eyes and sharp teeth as long as fingers. The skin was similar to a crocodile’s skin, and it had large triangular-like scoops on its back.
Bermuda Triangle Incidents.
December 30th, 1812, Theodosia Burr Alston
( Aaron Burr, photo courtesy biography.com )
Theodosia the daughter of former United States Vice President Aaron Burr, was on board the sailing ship, Patriot, which sailed from Charleston, South Carolina to New York City never to be seen again. Even though this incident is towards the out-skirts of the Triangle, some consider it related to the Bermuda Triangle phenomenon.
December 5th, 1945. Flight 19:
(Photo source, Bermuda Attractions)
One of the most talked about Bermuda Triangle incident, five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers of US Navy went missing while flying over the Atlantic. They were scheduled to go due east from Florida Naval base for 120 miles, then north for 73 miles, and then get back to a final 120-mile route which would return them to the naval base. They never arrived. Two rescue Martin Mariner aircraft with a 13-man crew were sent out to search for them, and one of the Martin Mariners never returned and never seen again. This event is still a mystery today.
December 28th, 1948 Flight DC-3 Disappearance:
(Photo source, Bermuda Attractions)
On the night of December 28th, a Douglas DST airliner traveling from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami, Florida, carrying 29 passengers and 3 crew members, never made it to its final destination. Only 50 miles south of Florida, the aircraft has never been found.
December 15, 2008 Britten-Norman Trislander.
(Photo source: Britten-Norman)
Trislander took off from Santiago for New York on December 15, 2008 at around 3:30pm with 12 persons on board. After about 35 minutes from take off, the aircraft fell off the radar. A massive search operation was launched by US Coast Guards, but the aircraft was never traced again. Its last known location was about 4 miles west of West Caicos Island. No debris has ever been found.
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