Do UFOs really exist?
Not only are they real, claim some top researchers, the entities that pilot them have bases all over the world.
UFO bases have been pinpointed on every major continent including Antarctica. One of the largest is claimed to be hidden in the Andes mountain range of South America.
North America has a major base too located in one of the Great Lakes: Lake Erie. Evidence suggests the base is underwater.
Amateur photo of lake UFO snapped in 1952.
Lake Erie a hot spot for UFOs
It's true that strange things have been occurring in and around Lake Erie for more than 100 years. The great airship flap of the 1880s occurred throughout the American Midwest and Northeast, the radial patterns of their flight paths often tracked back to a point in the Lake Erie region.
Classic saucer UFO photographed near Cleveland, 1954.
In more modern times it's been suspected for decades that Lake Erie—a hot spot for UFO sightings since the early 1950s—harbors a base.
Squadron of 'scout craft' UFO's photographed over lake.
Back when UFOs were still called flying saucers sightings were rife in the Lake Erie area. Disc shaped craft were seen at all hours. Daylight sightings were common. Many eyewitnesses said they saw saucers rising from the lake or diving into it. The infamous US Air Force Project Grudge—later Project Bluebook—launched investigations several times to research sightings of otherworldly craft near Lake Erie. Their conclusions appeared in cut and dried reports buried within with columns of statistics.
The ominous 'Men in Black' investigated some Lake Erie sightings.
The more interesting investigations were conducted by nameless, ominous men who only identified themselves as "representatives of the United States government." Those men interrogated witnesses and tried to intimidate them into silence. Some of those men later became known in flying saucer circles as the "Men in Black."
Of course the results of their investigations were never released.
Today, most people think of Men in Black as two entertaining comedic films, but back in the 50s no one was laughing.
Frame of video taken of craft hovering over Lake Erie.
Men in Black often appeared after sightings near Lake Erie and it was back then that prominent flying saucer investigators such as Major Donald Keyhoe, Gray Barker and Morris Jessup focused some of their attention on the mysterious comings and goings of the unidentified aerial craft haunting Erie.
National organizations such as the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) and National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) also had thick files on sightings in and around the growingly eerie Lake Erie.
Researcher Robin S. Swope recently compiled a very impressive case book of stunning sightings occurring around southern Lake Erie over the past few years.
In his book, A Hidden Underwater UFO Base in Lake Erie Swope describes sustained UFO flaps and many sightings of massive craft plunging into the lake.
Artist depiction of incredible U.S. Coast Guard sighting.
He spotlights an amazing encounter between the U.S. Coast Guard and a UFO. They witnessing a mammoth craft landing on the lake and launching a flurry of small scout ships. Of course, as is the norm, the mainstream American media chose to ignore the incident concentrating there attention on the travails of Britney Spears.
The record of incidents since 2000 has ticked upwards and it's safe to say that more UFOs are being tracked, seen and encountered in the Lake Erie area than during all previous years.
Swopes writes in a blog post that "Recently places on the western part of the lake such as Sandusky and Cleveland have been hotbeds of UFO activity and similar lights have been filmed, making them a Youtube sensation.
"These UFOs have been investigated by world-famous UFO researchers [and] Cleveland ufologist Aaron Clark in the March 8, 2007 Cleveland Plain Dealer declared that 'Some believe there's a UFO base on the bottom of the lake.'"
If you've sighted a UFO in the Lake Erie area, please report it to the National UFO Reporting Center here. You may also report sightings using their hotline telephone number: 206-722-3000 (they ask you call them only if the sighting has occurred within the last week).