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Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Was CIA Recovered UFO Fragment of Earth Origin or Extraterrestrial?

The incident occurred on May 4, 1966, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Not only was the UFO fragment recovered but the CIA could not determine the “country of origin.” Was it extraterrestrial? The document was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The document reads:

“The report concludes that the fragment was originally part of an electrical component and was constructed of a 0.010-inch-thick laminate of silicon steel.”

Was the object man-made? It is not clear. The CIA could not determine the country of origin.

The records are labeled ‘Poor Original’, indicating that the record they are publishing is the ‘best copy available.’ Despite that, there are some other things that can be deciphered outside of the “unknown country” origin. The physical material of some kind was obtained from a UFO that “fell to Earth” in Kerekere, Democratic Republic of Congo. Its measurements were 2”x 2”x 1” and it comes from some kind of 'electrical component.' In the “conclusions” section of the report, the experts thought it was an electrical component of some kind, but there was nothing that could be used to identify the country of origin. They were also able to determine that the surface appearance and the ‘microstructure’ of the part point to exposure to excessively high temperatures, about 2800+ degrees F. The CIA analyzed the fragment and obtained a chemical breakdown of what it was composed of, which includes carbon, manganese, silicon, nickel, etc.

The CIA had numerous photos of the artifact, whatever it was. However, being a 'Poor Original,' it is almost impossible to distinguish any detail of them.

Could it have simply been a fallen piece of space junk, either a satellite or other type of rocket component? Regardless, they were unable to fully identify it. The inability to determine the source could lead to the belief that it could be an artificial object of extraterrestrial origin.

LINK - PDF document can be downloaded.


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Welcome to Phantoms & Monsters 'Personal Reports' - cryptid & unexplained accounts directly from the archives of Phantoms & Monsters, and the Phantoms & Monster Fortean Research team. Narrated by Lon Strickler. Join us in the chat, discuss, and ask me questions about the accounts.

Featured in this edition:

A young Evanston, Illinois man is at a local self-storage facility. While there, he hears banging sounds and eventually investigates. He encounters a white fleshy red-eyed insect-like humanoid. He is frozen in place and terrified by this unknown monstrosity!

A Chicago woman is at her father's apartment. She is on the balcony taking a break when she observes a 'Glimmer Man' in the tree below her. There is another witness as well. She believes that the entity still inhabits the area and that she occasionally experiences a feeling of dread when visiting her father.

A Lawrence County, Kentucky woman tells her son about a hairy humanoid creature that would come down from the mountain and into her backyard at night. She has seen it twice. She describes it as an 'alien ape man.' Also, two Oklahoma feral hog hunters are set up in a field and using thermal scopes. The eyewitness observes an 8-10 foot tall hairy biped with a dog-like snout literally grab a large hog and rip it in half!

I will describe these incidents and others in detail and answer all questions.

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NEPHILIM GIANTS OF NORTH AMERICA - FRITZ ZIMMERMAN - Archaeologist - Vincent Richardson (Host)

In this episode of 'V' host, Vincent Richardson welcomes archaeologist, scholar, & author Fritz Zimmerman to the show. We hope to see you in the chat. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Fritz Zimmerman is an unaffiliated Scholar with a B.A. in history from Purdue University. Over 20 years of archaeological fieldwork exploring over 700 sites and photographing over 200 mounds and earthworks in the Ohio Valley resulted in the extant giant's tombs being photographed for the first time.

Mr. Zimmerman is one of those rare scholars who have the boldness not only, to tell the truth about the findings that academia doesn't want to discuss but publish his findings as well and make them available to the public.

His books include 'The Nephilim Chronicles Fallen Angels in the Ohio Valley', 'The Encyclopedia of Ancient Giants in North America' 'The Native American Book of the Dead', 'Mysteries of Ancient America: Uncovering the Forbidden', 'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fairies' and more. You can find all his books on Amazon.com.

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In this episode of Phantoms & Monsters Radio, we conduct a Malevolent Hauntings Roundtable with my guests Dave Spinks, Morgan Knudsen, Richard Moschella. Please like, subscribe, and comment.

Dave Spinks has been investigating and researching the supernatural since 1986 due to several experiences he had as a young man. Since that time he has conducted several hundred investigations in the U.S. as well as Europe.

Dave served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years and went on to Work as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer retiring in 2011.  During his paranormal investigations, Dave has experienced many hair-raising and unnerving things as one might imagine.  Having investigated strange phenomena for over 30 years he has built many friendships with some of the most well-known investigators in the field today.

He has been seen on various television shows to include, Expedition X, Terror in the Woods, Paranormal 911, The unXplained, In Search of Monsters, and These Woods are Haunted to name a few. He was also featured in the film Flatwoods Monster (A legacy of Fear) by Small Town Monsters. He has been a featured guest on hundreds of paranormal-themed radio shows and podcasts. Dave is often a featured guest speaker at paranormal conferences around the country. He is also the author of numerous books on topics that include cryptids, hauntings, and ufology.


Co-founding and leading Entityseeker Paranormal Research & Teachings since 2003, Morgan Knudsen's experiences and knowledge have led to researching and co-creating a unique investigative program called 'Teaching the Living' and subsequently has been featured on and hosted numerous specials, live presentations, and TV shows (The Discovery Channel, "A Haunting", T+E, Destination America, The Travel Channel, CBC, CTV, Planete+, TLC, Crime + Investigation, Celestial Tiger networks in China, and Coast to Coast AM). Morgan's programs are now practiced in 3 different countries and are a part of numerous social work and psychology secondary education courses in Canada. She is also a regular contributor to the number one magazine in the UK, Haunted Magazine. Her work has been presented at the Rhine Research Institute and her book, "Teaching the Living: Heartbreak to Happiness in a Haunted Home" is now available.


Richard Moschella is a paranormal investigator, intuitive, and writer from Morris County, New Jersey. He is the owner and team leader of the New Jersey Paranormal Project an organization he founded back in 2007, his goal was to research and investigate spirit. Though the New Jersey Paranormal Project has gotten to work with some of the best experts in the paranormal field, spiritualists, and mediums. 

The New Jersey Paranormal Project can be seen on YouTube and anyone can view the case files and be a part of the investigation. Richard is also a writer, author, and lecturer. His latest book is titled 'Case Files of the Paranormal.'

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A Paranormal Life welcomes Bigfoot Michigan Rob,  host of 'Beyond BMR' & 'Brunch with Bigfoot Michigan Rob.' Bernadette McDaniel (Host)

Bigfoot Michigan Rob is the host of 'Beyond BMR' & 'Brunch with Bigfoot Michigan Rob' on his self-titled YouTube channel.
He had both paranormal and UFO experiences, as well as a Bigfoot vocalizing directly at him.

Rob’s main focus is to be a voice for experiencers who are reluctant to come forward for fear of ridicule or judgment.

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Have you had a sighting of a winged humanoid or huge bat-like creature in the Chicago, Illinois metro area / Lake Michigan region? The entity has also been referred to as the 'Chicago Mothman', 'Chicago Owlman' & 'O'Hare Mothman' or 'O'Hare Batman.' - Chicago / Lake Michigan Winged Humanoid Regional Interactive Map - Please feel free to contact me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com - your anonymity is guaranteed. Our investigative group is conducting a serious examination of his phenomenon. We are merely seeking the truth and wish to determine what eyewitnesses have been encountering. Your cooperation is truly appreciated.





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