MUFON/BAASS Long term readers of this blog, will be aware that I researched, then published, information about the contract between the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) in the 2009-2010 timeframe. Others, such as US […]
Long term readers of this blog, will be aware that I researched, then published, information about the contract between the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) in the 2009-2010 timeframe.
Others, such as US researcher Curt Collins and Swedish researcher Roger Glassel provided further insight into that contract. In addition, in his book “UFO Investigations: The Age of Disclosure” US researcher and publisher Richard Lang, who was the liaison point between MUFON and BAASS, took a deep dive into the minutia of the contract and the work that he undertook on behalf of MUFON.
As part of my research, I was interested to locate details of the types of cases which were flowing from MUFON to BAASS. Via articles in the MUFON Journal, by Richard Lang, I was able to collate a spreadsheet of over 60 such cases.
It was therefore with delight that I recently came across a 2021 book, titled “Para-Urban Detective” by former MUFON investigator Norman Gagnon. He was a member of MUFON’s STAR (Strike Team for Area Research) Team and a member of the MUFON SIP (Star Team Impact Project.) SIP undertook the actual investigation of cases for MUFON, which were then sent to BAASS.
One part of his book deals with three high strangeness SIP cases, which all appeared on my spreadsheet, but for which I did not have many details. These were:
1. 16 April 2009. Pasadena, Maryland. MUFON case number 16539. (Shown as 17 April on my spreadsheet sourced from the MUFON Journal.)
At about 3.15am a woman was woken from sleep to hear a loud humming noise. She woke up her partner and he checked out the inside of the house trying to locate the source of the noise. Looking through a house window, he saw a large, triangular shaped object “hovering”. It had no external lights, so it was totally black. It had a boomerang shape, and an apparent estimated 300 foot wingspan. It then slowed moved off to the south-east, taking some 17 minutes to disappear from view. A neighbour is also said to have heard the humming sound.
2. 23 August 2009. Manassas, Virginia. MUFON case number 18855.
At about 3.30pm EST two individuals at one address both saw three, silent triangles in the sky. There was no effect on any electronics at all. The objects flew below cloud level and were in the middle of the landing path for Dulles Airport. Duration 2 minutes.
3. 27 November 2009. Richmond, Virginia. MUFON case number 20768. (Shown as 30 November on my spreadsheet.)
At 7.30pm EST a neon green coloured, teardrop shaped object, with a tail which emitted three rapid, white flashing lights, descended behind trees as seen by two people. The trees were 320 feet from the car they were in. The object descended from their right to their left, at about a 45 degree angle. They watched it for 4-5 seconds. It was completely silent. Other local witnesses reportedly saw it.