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‘1996: UFO Roundup’

UFO Roundup: Volume 1 Number 2: February 26, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor NEW INFORMATION IN THE 1948 MANTELL CASE Last week’s “Sightings” had an interview with former Army sergeant Quinton A. Blackwell, who was in the tower at Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kentucky the afternoon of January 7, 1948, when Captain Thomas F. Mantell had his fatal encounter with a UFO. During his meeting with Capt. Mantell’s two sons and sister, Blackwell made a startling statement. He… Read More

UFO Roundup: Volume 1 Number 3: March 4, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor Hi, folks! There’s plenty of UFO news this week, so let’s go to press. UFO CONFRONTS POLICE IN RENO At 5:45 p.m. on February 12, 1996, a black or dark gray spheroid UFO flew west out of the desert and passed over Sparks, Nevada. The UFO was described as about 60 feet in diameter with a bright white light in the bottom hemisphere. The beam… Read More

UFO Roundup: Volume 1 Number 4: March 11, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor Not for nothing is this called “the paper that goes home.” There’s a lot of UFO news out there this week, and we’re bringing it right into your living room. UFOs RENDEZVOUS IN DALLAS SUBURB At about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 1996, two teenaged boys in Cedar Hill, Texas looked out an upstairs window and saw a triangular UFO hovering above the prairie… Read More

UFO Roundup: Volume 1 Number 5: March 18, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor Greetings, gang! You’d better put on some asbestos gloves before touching the keyboard. This week’s news is sizzling hot! MORE UFOs SIGHTED IN CANADA’S NORTHWEST TERRITORIES A major UFO flap has erupted around the Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Between March 3 and March 17, residents of Hay River, a town of 3,268 people on the south shore of the frozen… Read More

UFO Roundup: Volume 1 Number 6: March 25, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor The UFO flap in Canada is really heating up. Here’s the latest on the UFO sightings north of the border… UFO SEEN NEAR CANADIAN FORCES BASE Tuesday evening, March 19, 1996, a dazzling “star-shaped” or “diamond-shaped” UFO crossed the Ottawa River into Quebec and startled nine workmen at a brickmaking plant. The sighting took place in Waltham Station, Quebec, a small town on Highway 148… Read More

UFO Roundup: Volume 1 Number 7: April 1, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor Yeah, I know this was supposed to go out last night. Unfortunately, my carrier wouldn’t let me onto AOL. No April Fool in this issue, gang. Just the straight skinny on last week’s UFOs. Enjoy. FREAKY FIREBALL STARTLES CALIFORNIANS At 10:40 p.m. Pacific time, on March 16, 1996, a father and daughter were standing on a hilltop near Midpines, California, 60 miles north of Fresno.… Read More

UFO Roundup: Volume 1 Number 8: April 7, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor BRITISH OFFICIAL CONFIRMS 1956 UFO SIGHTING On April 2, 1996, the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) presented a UFO talk show on its shortwave World Service program. Longtime UFO researcher Jenny Randles interviewed a retired air marshal from the Royal Air Force. The air marshal admitted that the famouse UFO case of August 13, 1956 did indeed take place. “We had radar reports of objects travelling… Read More

UFO ROUNDUP: VOLUME 1 NUMBER 9: APRIL 14, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor UFO SURPRISES AMATEUR ASTRONOMER On Wednesday, April 10, 1996, at 8:30 p.m. Central time, a mother and daughter out stargazing near Huntsville, Alabama spotted a UFO making its approach. The sky was clear, and the temperature a comfortable 50 degrees Fahrenheit, as the Huntsville woman and her six-year-old daughter arrived at their observation sight. Looking into the sky directly overhead, they spied “a fuzzy white… Read More

UFO ROUNDUP: VOLUME 1 NUMBER 10: APRIL 21, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor GREEN FIREBALL SIGHTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA Last night, Saturday, April 20, 1996, at around 10 p.m., a UFO described as a “green fireball” rocketed over the town of North Augusta, S.C. The object was moving at a high speed and travelling at a very high altitude. The eyewitness was a South Carolina teenaged boy. He added that, immediately after the flyover, about seven jet interceptors… Read More

UFO ROUNDUP: VOLUME 1 NUMBER 11: APRIL 28, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor We’ve got some late-breaking news from the California desert this week, so let’s go to press… UFO STARTLES SEVEN PEOPLE ON BACKYARD PATIO Friday evening, April 26, 1996, at 9:17 p.m. PDT, seven people were relaxing on a back patio in Victorville, California, in the desert not far from Edwards Air Force Base, when they spotted what they thought was a meteor hurtling into Earth’s… Read More

UFO ROUNDUP: VOLUME 1 NUMBER 12: MAY 5, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor We’ve had a record-breaking week for UFO sightings. Let’s start off with a case that’s still going down. This one’s hot off the phone, readers, and it’s happening (where else!?) in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. WEEK-LONG UFO FLAP ON BLANCA PEAK From Friday night, April 26, to Friday night, May 3, 1996, a solitary UFO appeared over the eastern side of Blanca Peak, a 14,345-foot… Read More

UFO ROUNDUP: VOLUME 1 NUMBER 13: MAY 12, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor SAUCER HOVERS OVER NEW JERSEY TOWN Sunday night, May 5, 1996, at approximately 10:12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, a party of amateur astronomers set up their telescope on a hillside in Wayne, New Jersey. The group hoped to obtain good views of the planet Venus, then prominent on the western horizon. As the first astronomer peered through the telescope’s eyepiece, he saw “a bright flash… Read More

UFO ROUNDUP: VOLUME 1 NUMBER 14: MAY 19, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor TRIANGULAR UFO SIGHTED NEAR CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA Sunday night, May 12, at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, a 19-year-old male driver heading east on Route 76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, spotted a UFO just north of the highway. He said, “I looked up and saw a huge black triangle. It was not moving. It had a bright light at each tip.” At the time of the sighting, the… Read More

UFO ROUNDUP: VOLUME 1 NUMBER 15: MAY 26, 1996

Editor: Joseph Trainor This week we’ve got two UFO landing stories, both from South America, but first let’s see what’s happening in the USA. LARGE, SLOW-MOVING FIREBALL SEEN IN UPSTATE NEW YORK On Saturday, May 25, 1996, at 10:45 p.m., a couple parked on the outskirts of Lyons Falls, New York spotted a “large fireball” in the sky. “It was pretty impressive,” the male witness said. “It took… Read More