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1991.0000 Roper abduction polls
Roper abduction polls
, three polls were conducted by The Roper Organization, with funding provided by
, relating to “alien abductees”. Conducted during July, August and September
. (Commonly referred to as “the Roper Poll”).
1991.0000 SETI funding criticisms
SETI funding criticisms
, Representative Ronald Machtley of
proposes elimination of SETI funding from NASA’s budget, asking “If, in fact, there is a superintelligent form of life out there, might it be easier just to listen and let them call us?”. Silvio Conte of
supported that motion, stating that to find evidence of these “rascally creatures”, “we only need 75 cents to buy a tabloid at the local supermarket”.
1991.0421 Alitalia near miss
Alitalia near miss
On 21 April
, the pilot of Alitalia Flight AZ 284 reports a near collision with a unidentified flying object during his descent into Heathrow airport
1991.0608 Paraguay radar/visual
On 6 June
, there was a radar/visual incident in
1991.0711 Mexico eclipse sightings
On 11 July
, there were UFO sightings in
during a total solar eclipse.
1991.0812 Mandelbrot crop circle
On 12 August
, a crop circle resembling a Mandelbrot set was found in Ickleton, Cambridgeshire (south of
) by farmer Hugh Raybone and noticed the following day by pilot Steven Cherry-Downes.
1991.0830 Air Force Regulation 190-1
Air Force Regulation 190-1
On 30 August
, Air Force Regulation 190-1 (“AFR 190-
) provided a statement to be used by the US Air Force to respond to queries regarding UFOs.
1991.0909 Doug and Dave article
On 9 September
newspaper published a story entitled “The Men Who Conned The World” on its front page about Doug Bower and Dave Chorley (commonly referred to as “Doug and Dave”) of Southampton, England and their claim that they had hoaxed crop circles. Asked by the
newspaper about a crop circle (constructed by Doug and Dave whilst being recorded), Pat Delgado reportedly stated “In no way could this be a hoax. This is without doubt the most wonderful day of my life”.
1991.0915 STS-48 shuttle video
On 15 September
, the STS-48 "UFO" video tape was filmed during a mission of Space Shuttle Discovery.
1991.1000 Witness Support Group
Witness Support Group
’s Witness Support Group (“WSG”) was formed.
1991.1027 Equinox crop circle hoax
On 27 October
, a British television channel (Channel 4) broadcasted an Equinox documentary showing, inter alia, a circle crop being created by the
on land owned by farmer Martin Pitt near Marlborough, England. The circle was described by Terence Meaden as “… too hard to copy … genuine in every way” and by
as “… really a cracker”.
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