Updated: Jun 24
UFO/Alien Encounters with Multiple Witnesses
Be Skeptical, Be Open Minded
The problem with incidents that are this old is that much has gone stale. Sometimes however the original eyewitnesses are still alive and able to provide some testimony.
The Varginha UFO incident took place in 1996.
The Ariel School UFO incident took place in 1994.
Fortunately some original videos still exist that can help investigators.
There are actually many documented cases of UFO/Alien sightings by multiple witnesses going back centuries.
Some recent ones include:
The Hudson Valley Sightings 1983 - In late June 1983, some of the evening sky over New York’s Hudson Valley was filled with fireworks, due to early celebrations when multiple witnesses heard a low humming sound coming from a huge disc-shaped craft overhead “about the width of 16 or 17 houses!”
The Cosford Incident Western England, 1993 - Reported by UFO expert Nick Pope, over 100 people reported seeing a UFO on the evening of March 30 and March 31, 1993, over the west of England.
Ellsworth Air Force Base Sighting South Dakota, 1953 - A undetermined number military personnel saw a UFO on the evening of August 5, 1953, near Ellsworth Air Force Base. Reports at the time indicated 45 concerned residents of nearby towns who witnessed the ufo that was also tracked on radar.
These are just a few of many from around the world.
Only a Few People Have This Level of Confirmation! Brazil's Roswell - Paul Wallis & James Fox
Video from The 5th Kind
"The Varginha UFO incident involves a series of events in 1996 when various citizens of Varginha, Brazil reported seeing one or more strange creatures and at least one unidentified flying object (UFO). Stories in the media claimed that one or more extraterrestrial beings were later captured by the Brazilian military. In this video Paul Wallis is joined by James Fox, the producer of the new documentary "moment of contact" to reveal what it was that took place... Including many bonus scenes and evidence from the production. Full documentary available here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/momentofco...
Moment of contact is a documentary that tells the story of the Varginha case, including presenting the supporting evidence and witness testimonies surrounding the UFO incident." from video introduction
ARIEL PHENOMENON | Official HD Trailer (2022) | DOCUMENTARY | Film Threat Trailers
Video from Film Threat
"Ariel Phenomenon explores an African extraterrestrial encounter witnessed by over sixty schoolchildren in 1994. As a Harvard professor, a BBC war reporter, and past students investigate, they struggle to answer the question: “What happens when you experience something so extraordinary that nobody believes you?” Now available to rent at arielphenomenon.com" from video introduction
Lets be skeptical but also use common sense. The reports of multiple witnesses are overwhelming. So we know people are seeing something beyond normal.
I am all for skepticism in the matter of UFOS' etc.
Below is an article that offers mass hysteria as the explanation. And based on what the article implies there was little if any research by those making these claims.
We still have the problem of the lazy scientist or researcher unwilling to put in the time to actually investigate.
Opinions may work for politics but do not in these situations.
The Ariel School Phenomenon: What Really Happened When 68 Children Witnessed A UFO?
On September 16, 1994, 62 students at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, claimed to witness an unknown craft descend from the sky and land in a field nearby.
The incident, which would become known as the Ariel School Phenomenom in UFO circles, started out on a fairly normal day. At break time – while the teachers remained inside for a faculty meeting – some of the children claim to have seen a silvery disc land on a hill just out of bounds. The children reportedly ran to the edge of the school grounds to get a better look, with several claiming that they saw figures emerge from what they described as a craft.
The children described the event – which they reported as having lasted up to 15 minutes – to their teachers after the break had ended, to much (warranted) skepticism. However, when they talked to their parents that night, they had questions that were then asked of the faculty. With this prompting, and the intervention of a local UFO researcher, the headteacher of the school asked the children to draw what they had seen. They came back with pretty similar images of silvery, classic UFO-type crafts, sometimes complete with alien figures standing nearby...
..More sensible explanations – not requiring you to accept that aliens flew here, made a vague message to some school children, and then flew off again – range from mass hysteria to a simple prank on behalf of the school children. One team, documenting cases of mass hysteria in Africa at around this time period, says we should be able to label this and similar incidents as mass hysteria without investigating too much further.
"Time should not be wasted in a fruitless search for environmental precipitants, which by reinforcing behavior may serve to prolong the episode," doctors wrote in the Malawi Medical Journal. "In other words, Mass hysteria should not be a diagnosis of exclusion, after all the physical, chemical and biological factors have been ruled out." from the article: