1980

  • 1980.0000 Eberhart's Geo-Bibliography

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    During 1980, George Eberhart writes “A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies”.

     

     

     

  • 1980.0000 Gert Herb astronomers survey

     

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    Gert Herb astronomers survey
    During 1980, the results of Gert Herb’s survey of amateur astronomers regarding UFOs were published in the Fall issue of the CUFOS Bulletin

     

     

     

  • 1980.0000 Movie “Hangar 18”

     

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    “Hangar 18”
    The MovieHangar18”(1980) was directed by James L Conway. A novel by Robert Weverka and Charles E Sellier was based on Steven Thornley’s screenplay.

     

     

     

     

  • 1980.0000 Music “No Doubt About It”

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    During 1980, the group “Hot Chocolate” release the hit song “No Doubt About It”, inspired by a UFO sighting.

     

     

     

  • 1980.0000 Pellet stream propulsion

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    During 1980, Cliff Singer proposes pellet stream propulsion for an interstellar craft.

     

     

     

  • 1980.0000 Tipler's replicating probe argument

     

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    Tipler's replicating probe argument
    During 1980, Frank Tipler’s article entitled “Extraterrestrial Intelligent Beings do not Exist” is published. It is followed by several further articles by Tipler and considerable discussion of those articles.

     

     

     

  • 1980.0525 Howe's "A Strange Harvest"

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    Linda Moulton Howe’s “A Strange Harvest” is broadcast by KMGH-TV in Denver.

     

     

     

  • 1980.0530 GSW's lawsuit dismissed

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    On 30 May 1980, a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) lawsuit against the CIA by William Spaulding and Ground Saucer Watch (“GSW”) for release of withheld UFO documents was dismissed.

     

     

     

  • 1980.0600 “Operation Animal Mutilation”

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    A report entitled “Operation Animal Mutilation” (dated June 1980) was prepared by Kenneth M Rommel, District Attorney’s Office, New Mexico on animal mutiliations.

     

     

     

  • 1980.0611 Adamski's body on coal tip

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    On 11 June 1980, the body of Zygmunt Jan Adamski was found on a coal tip in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. This has been linked by some researchers to UFO sightings in the area.

    The spelling of the relevant individuals name various from source to source (e.g. – Jenny Randles says Zigmund Jan Adamski, Mantle says Zygmund Adamski, Blundell says Zygmunt).

     

     

  • 1980.0906 Smithsonian UFO debate

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    On 6 September 1980, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC hosted a UFO debate.

     

     

     

  • 1980.1129 Alan Godfrey encounter

     

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    Alan Godfrey encounter
    On 29 November 1980, Police Constable (“PC”) Alan Godfrey, stationed in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, allegedly had a close encounter and interacts with a human-like figure called “Joseph”, some robots and a dog early in the morning (near the end of his night shift).

    This incident is Case 56 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 51 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident has also featured in a list of cases produced jointly by British ufologists Dave Clarke and Andy Roberts for the Fortean Times in 2007 as part of a survey of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most.

     

  • 1980.1200 Alexander's "New Mental Battlefield”

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    During December 1980, an article entitled “The New Mental Battlefield” by Lt. Col. John Alexander was published in Military Review.

     

     

     

  • 1980.1227 Rendlesham Forest incident

     

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    Rendlesham Forest incident

    Charles Halt and others were involved in a sighting in Rendlesham Forest during the night of 27-28th December 1980.

    There had been a separate incident in Rendlesham Forest involving Burroughs, Penniston and Cabansag early in the morning on 26th December 1980.

    This incident is Case 18 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 89 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident came first in an online poll conducted in March/April 2006 by Paul Kimball of “the UFO case with the ‘best evidence’ ever”.

    This incident featured as the third best incident in a documentary produced by Paul Kimball entitled “Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Cases”, purportedly based on the results of a survey conducted by Paul Kimball in 2005/2006 of “a select group of the world’s leading UFO researchers”.

    This incident featured in a document (“the Rockefeller Briefing Document”) endorsed by Dr Mark Rodeghier (President of CUFOS), Richard Hall (Chairman of FUFOR) and Walter Andrus (President of MUFON) as containing “the best available evidence for the existence of UFOs”.

    As part of a survey by the Fortean Times in 2007 of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most, British ufologist Nick Pope described this incident as “probably the world’s most significant UFO case”.

    As part of the same survey by the Fortean Times in 2007 of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most, this incident featured in lists of cases produced by:

    • Stanton Friedman
    • jointly by British ufologists Dave Clarke and Andy Roberts
    • British ufologist Jenny Randles
    • British ufologist Gary Heseltine

     

  • 1980.1229 Cash/Landrum incident

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    On 29 December 1980, Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum, and Colby Landrum had a sighting near Huffman, Texas. (Commonly referred to as the “Cash/Landrum incident”.)

    This incident is Case 30 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 68 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident came fourth in an online poll conducted in March/April 2006 by Paul Kimball of “the UFO case with the ‘best evidence’ ever”.

    This incident has also featured in lists by various UFO researchers of the top UFO cases, including the following:

     

     

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