by Robert Stanley
from UnicusMagazine Website
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Copyright WGA 2002
July 16, 2002 a blue, sphere-shaped UFO lands briefly
on the Capitol Building roof lower right of dome then takes to the air.
These images were captured approximately 30 seconds
The time codes on the above images are
As I write this
article in June of 2005, the official American policy of plausible
deniability, distraction and public dissuasion regarding UFOs is
now more than 50 years old.
This policy is
currently supported by nearly all politicians, Pentagon officials and
members of the media regardless of their political or religious
began to emerge in 1942, due to increasing numbers of UFO military
encounters during World War II. However, the current policy didn’t achieve
its mandate until the year 1952 as dramatically growing numbers of
UFO sightings worldwide were viewed by a range of responsible American
leaders as the beginning of a possible alien invasion.
1952, during the month of July, many of the of the world’s
newspapers reported that dozens of strange, spherical, glowing,
unidentified aircraft were sighted by hundreds of eyewitnesses above the
nation’s Capitol. These objects had registered on radar as they flew over
Washington, D.C., and F-94 jets were scrambled to intercept, but they were
easily out maneuvered by the UFOs. The UFOs reportedly were
loitering in the area for many hours through the night on at least two
occasions and were able to mysteriously appear and disappear at
There were very few photographic images taken of those
events, but they are impressive. And yet, when those strange glowing
unidentified aircraft returned again exactly 50 years later in July of
2002 only a few media sources reported a brief, failed UFO intercept that
F-16’s had experienced. Most Americans had no idea that this was just the
tip of the iceberg.
In fact the events that occurred during
2002 were even more enigmatic than those of 1952 because of
the incredibly clear, high resolution nighttime photographs that were
taken. Color images captured on high speed film by a professional
photographer show conclusively that during the month of July 2002,
on the 4th and the 16th, there were a number of UFOs
flying over the restricted air space of the Capitol Building and
the Washington Monument. And as incredible as it sounds, they
provide evidence that on July 16, UFOs encircled and landed on the Capitol
Building roof and the surrounding park area late that night!
what happened. On July 16, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a professional
Washington, D.C. Photographer was shooting an album cover for a Recording
Artist using the reflecting pool and Capitol Building as a background.
Based on the two images that were taken and the testimony of the D.C.
Photographer, there were no other people seen on the Capitol Building
grounds at that time. However, what is clear from these two images is that
there were at least five UFOs that penetrated restricted air space
in that location.
At least two of
these vehicles actually landed for a brief period. As that was occurring,
one of the other UFOs entered the reflection pool and submerged while yet
another UFO hovered nearby over the water emitting an eerie looking energy
field that reflected light beneath it. All of the Photographer’s images
were captured with a Nikon F-5 camera equipped with a very expensive,
distortion free, AF-ED 600 mm F 2.8 lens mounted on a tripod.
time was one-fifteenth of a second on high speed film – ISO 1600. The ISO
meter on the camera was set at 1200 to slightly overexpose the film and
increase the overall density of the image.
After taking the two
pictures in front of the Capitol Building, the D.C. Photographer then
moved to a different location on the edge of the Capitol Building’s Lower
Senate Park. He estimates that 20 minutes elapsed before taking the next
and final shot of the evening. That image’s exposure time was 3 ½ minutes.
Hovering in the sky, just above a commercial building, there are a number
of UFOs — some are grouped in a triangular formation. Near the ground
there are two UFOs in the distance. However, floating in the air in front
of the D.C. Photographer, there are two oval shaped, semi-transparent
spheres of energy that he believes were UFOs equipped with some type of
advanced optical stealth device. The amount of alien activity that took
place that night was mind-boggling.
The large formation of
UFOs parked above the building emitted a strange energy. The highly
complex signature of their energy fields was clearly captured on the film
due to the long exposure time and their close proximity to the camera.
Just prior to leaving the area, the UFOs generated a “wormhole” in
space. Unfortunately, this incredible image came at a price. The D.C.
Photographer’s fingers were burned by radiation and took about a year to
During one of our conversations he explained that,
positioned underneath these objects. And according to my images they
warped out or whatever they did, and went back to wherever they came
from in the time of that exposure. At that point there is an image that
shows a center set of UFO formations in lateral and upward motions. I
felt that I was caught in the thrust of something … like I was hit by a
mist, but there wasn’t any moisture. Soon after that I noticed I had
very fine, pinhole-sized burns in my fingernails … and my arms felt like
they were charged with some kind of energy.”
Just ten days
later, on July 26, 2002, FOX News correspondent, Shepard
Smith, reported that,
nighttime skies over the nation’s capitol came alive with blue and
orange lights streaking across the sky, so say a lot of panicked people
who called in to a radio station, no joke here. American fighter jets in
hot pursuit ... NORAD confirmed to FOX News that two F-16s
did scramble, but found nothing! A mystery in the sky above Andrews Air
Force Base ... that’s the one the president uses.”
correspondent, Brian Wilson, continued the story,
“It’s fair to
say, Shepard that there are a lot more questions than answers at this
point, but something strange was going on in the Maryland night sky.
Here is what we know; at 1:00 a.m. the folks at NORAD saw
something they couldn’t identify in Maryland airspace, not far from the
nation’s capitol [restricted airspace]. The track it was taking caused
them some concern so they scrambled two D.C. Air National Guard jets to
check things out. Now, D.C. Air National Guard confirms that two F-16s
from the 113th Wing were vectored to intercept whatever it was that
NORAD was worried about.
when the pilots got where they were supposed to be, they said they
didn’t see anything when they arrived on the scene. NORAD would not
provide details about the exact location, direction or speed of the
object they were tracking. Independently, a number of folks who live in
Waldorf, Maryland, which is not far from Andrews Air Force Base and not
far from the nation’s capitol, called local radio station WTOP to say
that about the same time, they witnessed a fast moving, bright blue
light in the sky.
that the light was being chased by military jets. One witness told the
radio station that the jets were right on its tail, ‘As the thing would
move, a jet was right behind it.’
“An investigation is underway.
But National Guard spokesman, Captain Sheldon Smith said, ‘We
don’t have any information about funny lights.’ By the way, this just
happens to be the 50th anniversary of a series of still-unexplained
sightings over the nation’s capitol, a story that made banner-headline
news in 1952.
we’ll continue to watch for this.”
same night, a father and son in Arlington, Virginia, had gone outside to
get their cat off a ledge outside a second floor window around 1:15 a.m.
They were both looking up at the side of the house wondering how to get
their cat down, when two circular white lights flew over their house.
the UFOs were about the size of a baseball held at arm’s length. The
UFOs were visible for about two minutes before moving off, but soon
came back again. This time both UFOs stopped close by, and that’s when the
father and son realized the spheres were small. Both UFOs stopped
for a second, and then one of the objects flew away at a right angle to
its previous path of flight. The other object remained motionless for
about five seconds before continuing on pretty much its original
direction. These were two separate objects flying in tandem at first, and
then separately. They were clearly under intelligent control.
months later, on November 11, 2002, the D.C. Photographer captured
another amazing nighttime photograph of a small UFO. This object was a
metallic sphere about the size of a golf ball that silently defied
gravity. It literally floated over the head of a beautiful blonde model
before swiftly moving off.
One year later, in November of
2003, FOX News reported that Air Force fighter jets were once again
scrambled and that the White House was briefly evacuated on the
20th after “birds” or possibly “disturbances in the atmosphere”
tripped radar that keeps watch on restricted airspace around the
According to FOX News, Federal Aviation Administration
spokesman, William Shumann, said,
“It’s a false
radar target. When the NORAD fighters got to the location of the alleged
violation, they found nothing.”
American Aerospace Defense is the command center for the defense of U.S.
and Canadian airspace. Shumann explained how,
birds or atmospheric disturbances might have caused the false radar
reading, which was initially thought to be a plane flying within five
miles of restricted airspace around the White House. It’s one of those
electronic gremlins that pop-up, but there was no aircraft there.”
So, should we
just forget what happened in 1952 and again in 2002 and
are behind us now and no one was seriously injured, right? But, what if I
told you that “a swarm” of UFOs passed over our nation’s Capitol as
recently as Monday, May 2, 2005, at 8:45 p.m. eastern-time?
According to an eyewitness, a fleet of UFOs once again passed through
restricted airspace undeterred.
Below is the amazing account that
was sent to me by a friend of the D.C. Photographer. I spoke with him on
the phone 24-hours after the event and he was still in shock by what he
had observed. This man, who I will call the “graduate student,” is highly
intelligent and very credible. He is working on his Ph.D. in anthropology
at a Catholic university.
“I was in my
bathroom of my apartment on U Street, NW D.C. looking out the window
when I saw a helicopter with its searchlight on as it cruised at about
400 feet elevation moving west to east over the S street, NW area. This
is a normal thing to see in my hood. I just paid attention because it
had the searchlight on, which is generally only used when they are
looking for bad guys on the ground.
“However, the searchlight of
the helicopter went directly over what appeared to be a very large swarm
of bees. I thought this was very strange, not only to see such a swarm
at that altitude, but also that these objects must have been a lot
larger than bees to see them that distinctly from about 1/8 mile away
and approximately 400 feet up!
“The helicopter continued on its
way as if it did not see anything. Nor did it fix its light onto the
strange swarm. So I began looking more closely at this swarm which was
cloud-like, but seemed to have the distinct shape of a very large
triangle. It was the size of a football field and was much larger than
any aircraft. The wind was blowing west to east at about 10 mph (the
yahoo.com weather page said it was NW 10 mph that night). Either way,
the wind was not blowing westerly — which makes my next point even
stranger. The clouds in the sky were either standing still or moving
toward the east.
“This group of objects started to cruise south
towards the National Mall. At this point I yelled for my wife to
come to the bathroom. ‘Get in here now! You have to see this weird thing
in the sky!’ I pointed it out to her and she watched with me as we
tracked it moving east to west over The Mall, over the Washington
Monument, toward the Lincoln Memorial, and off toward the
Pentagon area. Now, mind you, this is exactly the route the
airplanes use to enter D.C. airspace to land at Washington National
“One problem though, the planes must approach from west
to east — the exact opposite of what this thing was doing. And this
thing was about 15 times or more the size of a 747… easily! It also
emitted what appeared to be a faint light — which could have been city
light reflecting off of it, but it did seem to be generating this very
faint light almost like it was shimmering or some weird phasing of
light, like when you are seeing a heat mirage off of hot asphalt. Then,
it simply faded off into the distance and out of our
“Again, it was huge, appeared to have a
triangular shape (though the mirage-like shimmering somewhat
distorted this), had a possible illumination effect, and was moving
against the wind at a good speed. It must’ve been moving pretty fast
since it covered ground from Logan Circle area to the Capitol Building
area, across The Mall toward the Lincoln Memorial and then off to the
Pentagon area all within a matter of minutes.
F-16s can do that even quicker I know, but this was not moving at 10 mph
as the wind would suggest if it were a cloud, nor was it moving in the
same direction of the other clouds! OK, so you tell me what the hell
the official answers to this question have been:
Temperature Inversion Layers
C. Ball Lightning
Now compare the
May 2 event to what occurred just nine days later.
The FAA revoked
the pilot’s license of a Pennsylvania man who flew his two-seater Cessna
into Washington, D.C.’s restricted airspace on May 11, 2005,
causing a highly emotional evacuation of the White House and
Capitol Building mid-afternoon. Just how serious was this event?
NORAD sent two F-16s and a Black Hawk helicopter to intercept one
The FAA said the flight instructor had his license revoked
and must wait at least a year to apply for a new one and start over with
flight school lessons. Because the instructor was the only licensed pilot
in the aircraft, he was responsible for the restricted airspace violation.
According to FAA spokesman, Greg Martin,
extraordinary action that reflects how seriously we view violations
within restricted airspace.”
question regarding this ongoing alien incursion of restricted
airspace is at what point does a UFO, or swarm of UFOs, represent a
threat to national security? Cleary a two-seater Cessna aircraft is
considered a threat to national security; why not a UFO? Perhaps it is
because UFOs have not taken any overt hostile action toward us … yet? But
by the mid 1950s, after studying the matter for years, the U.S. government
concluded that the public’s potential to panic due to waves of UFO
sightings was the only clear and present danger to national security. And
thus the official denial, distraction and dissuasion regarding this matter
Do our current leaders in Washington, D.C. know about this
issue? Clearly, part of their job is to know what’s going on and most are
briefed daily from a variety of sources. One such source is the D.C.
Photographer who has lived and worked in Washington, D.C. for many years.
He is an intelligent, patriotic American who felt it was his duty to
report what had happened to the proper authorities. That’s why he went to
the Capitol Building a few days after the evening of July 16 and
met with members of the detective division of the Capitol Police. He
patiently showed them the UFO images he had taken on July 4 and 16 and
explained the night’s events.
careful consideration, he was told that “no crime took place” therefore
the detectives would not make a report. Undeterred he next sent a copy of
his photographs and a detailed report to the Office of the President, but
there was no reply. He then contacted officials at the Pentagon. Not
surprisingly there has been no official response as yet. He then
submitted his work to National Geographic and eventually met with an
assistant art director who was very excited about the pictures. The D.C.
Photographer did not hear back from him for a month and when he called
National Geographic to inquire about his pictures he learned that the
assistant art director had been fired.
When I spoke by telephone
with the public relations officer for the Capitol Police about the events
that transpired the night of July 16, 2002, I was told,
neither confirm nor deny if a report exists on this event.”
When asked if
the Capitol Police are on duty all night he replied, “Security personnel
are stationed around the area at all times and security cameras are on all
the time for surveillance of the Capitol Building and surrounding
grounds.” Finally, I wanted to know if any representatives worked in the
Capitol late at night after the building is closed to the public.
conduct business at night and will work as late as
During the course of my investigation of this incredible case I
have discovered an immense amount of material regarding UFOs and
Washington, D.C. As a result, a book entitled Capitol Offense:
Alien Incursions of Restricted Airspace, written by myself and the
D.C. Photographer, will be published later this year.
you or anyone you know has further information regarding this case please
contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright WGA 2002
Saucer-shaped UFO hovering over the reflection
pool in front of Capitol Building
July 16, 2002
Extreme close up of UFO on Capitol
July, 2002 - 12:30 a.m.
Extreme close up of UFO over Lower Senate Park
Extreme close up of UFO over Capitol Building
July, 2002 - 12:30 a.m.
Group of UFOs over Capitol Building’s Lower
July, - 2002 1:00 a.m./ July, 2002 12:30
Extreme close up of UFO landed near
Building July, 2002 - 12:30 a.m.
4th of July, 2002 - UFOs over Washington
Monument and Capitol Building
A closer look at the three lights over the
Washington Monument - July 4, 2002
Extreme close up of blue sphere over Washington