1986

  • 1986.0000 Deardorff's "leaky" embargo

     

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    Deardorff's "leaky" embargo
    During 1986, Jim Deardorff publishes an article on a possible extraterrestrial strategy for Earth, involving a “leaky” embargo.

     

     

     

     

  • 1986.0000 Eberhart on Contact Movement

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    During 1986, George Eberhart writes “UFOs and the Extraterrestrial Contact Movement”

     

     

     

  • 1986.0000 Klass on Condon

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    During 1986, an article entitled “The Condon UFO Study: “A Trick or a Conspiracy?” by Philip J Klass was published in “The Skeptical Inquirer” magazine.

     

     

     

  • 1986.0000 Parnell's thesis

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    During 1986, June O Parnell completes a doctoral thesis on the personality characteristics of persons who claim UFO experiences.

     

     

     

  • 1986.0000 SETI tritium search

     

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    SETI tritium search
    During 1986, Francisco Valdes and Robert Freitas report negative results in a search for emissions at 1.516701 GHz due to tritium leaking from orbital fusion reactors or propulsion systems.

     

     

     

  • 1986.0000 “Project Pennine”

     

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    “Project Pennine”
    During 1986, “Project Pennine” was set up by David Clarke and Andy Roberts to investigate alleged sightings of mysterious lights over the Pennine Hills.

     

     

     

  • 1986.0128 Challenger disaster

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    On 28 January 1986, the space shuttle Challengerexplodes on launch.

     

     

     

  • 1986.0519 Jet chase in Brazil

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    On 19 May 1986, there was a radar/visual incident in south-eastern Brazil, allegedly involving Ozires Silva and jets being scrambled.

     

     

     

  • 1986.1117 JAL Flight 1628

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    The Japanese Airlines (“JAL”) Boeing 747 cargo plane (JAL Flight Number 1628) sighting occurred on 17 November 1986 over Alaska, in the vicinity of Fort Yukon, involving Captain Kenju Terauchi.

    This incident is Case 89 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 32 of the books covered by that article.

    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”.

    This incident has featured in a list of twenty UFO cases produced by Bruce Maccabee in 1999 in response to a challenge to produce “the best evidence for an extraterrestrial origin for the UFO phenomenon”.

    This incident has featured in a list by Paul Kimball of his nominations for the top 10 cases.

    This incident featured in a list by James Carrion, the International Director of the Mutual UFO Network, of the “top 10 cases” in an interview in 2006.

    This incident has also featured in a list of cases produced by British ufologist Gary Heseltine 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.

     

     

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