In 1976, as part of America’s bicentennial celebrations, the

In 1976, as part of America’s bicentennial celebrations, the residents of Lake City, Pennsylvania raised $6000 to build a UFO Landing Port. Explained Jim Meeder, the businessman who organized the effort, “We said to ourselves, ‘Let’s not look backward 200 years. Let’s look forward 200 years.’ Everybody else was restoring railroad depots and things like that. We wanted to do something different.”
The landing port consisted of “a grass-covered mound five feet high and 100 feet in diameter, bordered by red and blue lights.” A representative from the Tucson, Arizona Aerial Phenomenon Research Organization checked it out and said approvingly that he was relieved it wasn’t “a schlock thing.”
Twelve years later a reporter from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune checked back and found that the landing port hadn’t been visited by a UFO yet, but the town was using it as a helicopter landing pad for lake rescues.

Sixty years ago a soccer match ground…

UFOs-croppedSixty years ago a soccer match ground to a halt when unidentified flying objects were spotted above a stadium in Florence. “They were moving very fast and then they just stopped. It all lasted a couple of minutes.” Ten-thousand fans were watching the game in the concrete bowl of the Stadio Artemi Franchi. But just after half-time the stadium fell eerily silent – then a roar went up from the crowd. The spectators were no longer watching the match, but were looking up at the sky, fingers pointing. The players stopped playing, the ball rolled to a stand-still.