Belgian UFO Wave
Mass Sighting of Large Silent Low-flying Black Triangles



Belgian UFO Wave
Mass Sighting of Large Silent Low-flying Black Triangles

In the late 1980s to early 1990's, the UFO phenomenon found its way to Belgium, where hundreds of people reported seeing a strange formation of lights in the sky. A very interesting picture emerged from the sightings.


The Belgian UFO wave refers to a series of sightings of triangular UFOs in Belgium, which lasted from November 29th, 1989 to April 1990. 

The Belgian UFO wave peaked with the events of the night of March 30th/31st, 1990.

On that night unknown objects were tracked on radar, photographed, and were sighted by an estimated 13,500 people on the ground - 2,600 of whom filed written statements describing in detail what they had seen.

Following the incident the Belgian air force released a report detailing the events of that night.

At around 23:00 on March 30th, the supervisor for the Control Reporting Center (CRC) at Glons received reports that three unusual lights were seen moving towards Thorembais-Gembloux which lies to the South-East of Brussels.

The lights were reported to be brighter than stars, changing color between red, green and yellow, and appeared to be fixed at the vertices of an equilateral triangle.

Citizens of the city of Brussels spotted what appeared to be a large black triangular craft hovering silently over the city for several minutes.

Local police officials arrived on the scene and reported observing the object as it appeared to hover over apartment buildings.

One officer reported that the object released a red glowing disk of light from its center which flew down to the ground and darted around several buildings before disappearing.


At this point Glons CRC requested the Wavre gendarmerie send a patrol to confirm the sighting. Approximately 10 minutes later a second set of lights was sighted moving towards the first triangle.

By around 23:30 the Wavre gendarmerie had confirmed the initial sightings and Glons CRC had been able to observe the phenomenon on radar.

During this time the second set of lights, after some erratic manoeuvres, had also formed themselves into a smaller triangle.

After tracking the targets and after receiving a second radar confirmation from the Traffic Center Control at Semmerzake, Glons CRC gave the order to scramble two F-16 fighters from Beauvechain Air Base shortly before midnight.

Throughout this time the phenomenon was still clearly visible from the ground, with witnesses describing the whole formation as maintaining their relative positions while moving slowly across the sky.

Witnesses also reported two dimmer lights towards the municipality of Eghezee displaying similar erratic movements to the second set of lights.

Over the next hour the two scrambled F-16s attempted nine separate interceptions of the targets.

On three occasions they managed to obtain a radar lock for a few seconds but each time the targets changed position and speed so rapidly that the lock was broken.


During the first radar lock, the target accelerated from 240 km/h to over 1,770 km/h while changing altitude from 2,700 m to 1,500 m, then up to 3,350 m before descending to almost ground level – the first descent of more than 900 m taking less than two seconds. 

Similar manoeuvres were observed during both subsequent radar locks. On no occasion were the F-16 pilots able to make visual contact with the targets and at no point, despite the speeds involved, was there any indication of a sonic boom.

Moreover, narrator Robert Stack added in an episode of Unsolved Mysteries, the sudden changes in acceleration and deceleration would have been fatal to one or more human pilots.


During this time, ground witnesses broadly corroborate the information obtained by radar. They described seeing the smaller triangle completely disappear from sight at one point, while the larger triangle moved upwards very rapidly as the F-16s flew past.

After 00:30 radar contact became much more sporadic and the final confirmed lock took place at 00:40. 

This final lock was once again broken by an acceleration from around 160 km/h to 1,120 km/h after which the radar of the F-16s and those at Glons and Semmerzake all lost contact.

Following several further unconfirmed contacts the F-16s eventually returned to base shortly after 01:00. 

The final details of the sighting were provided by the members of the Wavre gendarmerie who had been sent to confirm the original report. They describe four lights now being arranged in a square formation, all making short jerky movements, before gradually losing their luminosity and disappearing in four separate directions at around 01:30.

On April 1990, a photo was taken of the aircraft, and it remains as one of the most famous UFO pictures to date.

 
The Belgian UFO wave refers to a series of sightings of triangular UFOs in Belgium, which lasted from November 29th, 1989 to April 1990.

Black triangles are a class of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) with certain common features which have reportedly been observed from the 1940s to the present.

Reports of black triangles originally came from the United States and United Kingdom. Reports generally describe this class of UFOs as enormous, silent, black triangular objects, hovering or slowly cruising at low altitudes over cities and highways, usually at night and making no attempt to evade detection.

These objects are often described as having "running lights", either bright white lights or pulsing colored lights that appear at each corner of the triangle.

Two scrambled F-16s attempted nine separate interceptions of the targets. On three occasions they managed to obtain a radar lock for a few seconds but each time the targets changed position and speed so rapidly that the lock was broken.

One of the most famous UFO pictures to date was taken of a triangular craft on April 1990.

Skeptics say there is no background in the photograph and that there is no element which would allow the calculation of the object's size or distance from the camera.

Wim van Utrecht, a Belgian skeptic, has reproduced a copy of the photograph with devices. A computer graphics simulation method to reproduce the photograph was developed by a Belgian mathematician, Thierry Veyt at The University of Liège Laboratory of Astrophysics, wherein the apparent "shake" motion, that results in the lights of the craft appearing blurred or out of focus in the photograph contradicts eye-witness statements.

This, along with the anonymity of the photographer and fact that the image was not produced publicly until 4 months after the alleged event brings the authenticity of the image into question.




The 1989 Belgian UFO Wave

The Belgian UFO wave refers to a series of sightings of triangular UFOs in Belgium, which lasted from November 29th, 1989 to April 1990.

Multiple sightings of large black triangle UFOs were witnessed by thousands of people. Even the military had no idea to what was in the skies over Belgium.

"Black triangles" are a class of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) with certain common features which have reportedly been observed from the 1940s to the present.

Reports of black triangles originally came from the United States and United Kingdom. Reports generally describe this class of UFOs as enormous, silent, black triangular crafts, hovering or slowly cruising at low altitudes over cities and highways, usually at night and making no attempt to evade detection.

These crafts are often described as having "running lights", either bright white lights or pulsing colored lights that appear at each corner of the triangle.


Belgian UFO Flap

Unsolved Mysteries

Since 1989, thousands of people have reported mysterious lights and shapes in the skies over Brussels, Belgium.

Almost all the witnesses describe the same object:
“Basically, what we saw was this big triangle object with three bright white lightings in the corners.”

“In the middle was a flashing red light. It passed by, approaching the roofs, since it was flying so low.”

“You could see three white lights which formed an equilateral triangle.”

The mystery of the Belgian UFOs began on November 29th, 1989, near the small town of Eupen, less than seven miles from the German border.
Gendarmes Heinrich Nicoll and Hubert Von Montigny were on a routine patrol.

Heinrich described what he and his partner witnessed that night:


“As we approached the crossroads at Nuevos Road, our attention was drawn to an unusual sight. We saw a field near the road that was all lit up. It was like lights on a huge football field. We thought it was strange, and we wanted to know what was causing those lights. There was a huge triangular platform, and underneath it were strong headlights. And in the middle was this blinking, pulsating orange light. The whole thing was floating in the air.”

This so called Belgium Flap is probably one of the most well documented UFO cases of all time. It's also very special, since the Government was very forthcoming in investigating the whole thing and the process was completely transparent!

The crafts sighted were the triangular type UFOs which in recent times can be very well attributed to some next generation USAF technology (TR-3B).


 
After appraising the evidence, the Belgian Air Force found it could offer no explanation for the sighting, but did reject the following possibilities:
  • Balloons
  • Ultralight aircraft (ULM)
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
  • Aircraft (including Stealth)
  • Laser projections or holograms
  • Mirages or other meteorological phenomena
 




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