Between 1989 and 1990, just
after the Russian UFO wave, over 2500 witnesses reported seeing
enormous, usually triangular shaped craft over Belgium. The
sightings originated in the Dutch area of Europaen and eventually touched the
entire country. Reports were made by
pilots and policemen and were confirmed by radar at Glons and Semmerzake. The UFO's over Belgium were
described as huge, triangular - or rectangular - shaped devices.
On November 29, 1989, a large
craft with triangular shape flew over the town of Europaen. Two of the many
witnesses were members of the Gendarmerie.
Two F-16's from the Belgian air force of 12,100 personnel and
four F-16 fighter planes, were dispatched on December 2, 1989 and again on March
30, 1990. The scramble in March was witnessed by many citizens. After 'locking on' to the craft three times and witnessing it
apparently evading and playing 'hide and seek', the pilots watched it descend
1800 feet in one second. The craft then left the area in a flash. This incident
took 75 minutes and was reported by thousands on the ground including
UFO activity led to an agreement, instigated by the Government,
between the Military, Police and Air Force to immediately convey any
reports of unusual aerial activity. Sightings continued into the winter of 1990.
Most witnesses described seeing dark, triangular objects with white
lights at the corners and a flashing red light in the middle. Many
of the objects were said to have hovered, with some of them accelerating
to a very high speed. Most of the objects no sound, but some were
said to have emitted a faint humming like that of an electric motor.
- This wave was a boom for UFO
investigative associations like SOBEPS (abbrev/trans - Society Of Belgian
Studies of Celestial Phenomena), which work hand in hand with the Belgian
Army, and which have finally produced a long awaited book, edited by SOBEPS
researchers featuring photos analyzed by the military authorities which
deemed the images authentic. There is also film footage of the recent craft
by a Mr. Alfarano currently being analyzed. However, many ufologists and UFO
watchers believe SOBEPS to be "too close" to the Army to be truly
objective and are skeptical of their operations. Other independent UFO
research organizations have emerged from the schism, including CEEPA
(abbrev/trans - European Study Center of Aerial Phenomena) and UIU
(abbrev/trans - Union of Inter ufology), of which I am a member.
here to view a short video on the 1989-1990 Belgian UFO flap
- New UFO Wave Hits Belgium
The Triangles Are Back!
- A Report by Dieter Bosh/Belgium
Edited by James Neff
- They're Back
- 2001 saw a considerable
upswing in UFO activity in Belgium and France, including the elusive black
triangles. In mid-October a young lady reported a strange UFO in the Avioth
area of northern France. She described it as being a very dark, square
shaped UFO with four lights, one at each corner.
- (note: in the now famous
January 5, 2000 Illinois Triangle sighting, the massive object tracked and
followed by several police officers and state troopers across a wide swatch
of the state was reported by one observer to appear perfectly square,
"like a floating building, and just about as tall, maybe three stories
high" -- as well as similar Israeli and South American reports of
"square" craft with similar antigravitic properties and unusual
- Further reports of the object
or similar objects came in from Charleroi, Belgium, just across the border.
- In December 2001, the UFO
sightings became widely recognized, making the TV news and popular
newspapers, reporting "A new wave is hitting Belgium." One of the
more popular Belgian papers, "La Derniére Heure" (The Last Hour)
on December 19th featured a report about the return of the triangles, with
new reports of blue lighting on the underside of the craft, as well as
orange and yellow. Belgian TV produced extensive coverage of the new UFO
flap, interviewing two young men in Namur, not far from Charleroi, who
reported a very close encounter with a silver, cylindrical shaped UFO.
Triangles are being reported with varying lighting structures; red, green
and blue lights, as well as UFOs that are orange in color.
- Many of the Belgian UFO
organizations believe the triangles and other craft to be US military
related considering the presence of SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied
Powers Europe), part of the NATO military construct in the theatre. So close
to the intense battle zones of Kosovo a few years ago, and now Afghanistan
as well as other recent regional troubles, the flaps seem to center around
the French Belgian border, and even craft similar to the "Adamski"
style flying saucer have been reported in the area (which has been the case
even for decades). But these current triangle craft are extremely swift,
utterly silent, almost magical in their maneuvers and often very close to
the ground and residential roof tops -- they are, as called, "Belgian
- Several close friends who have
had the massive ships drift over their homes have challenged the military
authorities on talk radio programs to overfly their homes without making the
windows rattle like the black triangles have, if these are truly
'conventional aircraft' being mistaken for something altogether more
fantastic. They don't, of course, because they can't. The stealth and other
craft used by US military in Europe, during the war in Kosovo, and now
Afghanistan, are clearly not the same craft at all.
- Brussels has been well visited
by UFOs recently, and that's where my personal sightings have come from,
making me a true believer. A massive UFO show occurred here (the same time
Mr. Alfarano shot his footage). The UFO I saw was quite massive (the only
other possibility considering its size would have to be a Zeppelin), silver
in color, sending out strange green orbs almost like a laser show. Oddly
enough, on this same day, people reported the peculiar square shaped UFO as
well, some even stopping their cars along the roadside to watch.
(Speculation: Could the "square" UFOs be two triangles together?)
- I will be informing the Jeff
Rense website about the current UFO activity here in Belgium as it unfolds.
- Note: 'The Last Hour'
newspaper is apparently subscription based and a copy of the report could
not be obtained through their website at http://www.dhnet.be, though we are
attempting to get a translated version. We wish to thank Dieter Bosh, a
member of UIU, for his excellent reporting and willingness to share what
information he has on the Belgian UFO flap of 2001...and 2002! - ed
Black Triangle video in mpeg format can be seen at
-- AREA -X
We requested a
translated copy of the article presented in the Belgian newspaper "The
Last Hour" of December 19, 2001 and Patrick Moncelet, an independent
UFO researcher, kindly translated the piece along with some personal
- "UFOs Seen In
The Hainault Skies, Just Like In 1989"
- The "Centre Europeen
d'Etudes des Phenomenes Aeriens" (Quevy) is looking for witnesses.
- HAINAULT - Whatever
happened on the 6, 9, 10 and 15 December in the Hainault skies? Several
recent accounts concern unidentified observations in the Mouscron's sky and
along the French border between 22 p.m. and 4.30 a.m. Those observations
recall the belgian flap between 1989 and 1991. The "European Study
Center of Aerial Phenomena" (= CEEPA) based in Quevy-le grand, the
equivalent of the SOBEPS, is currently investigating.
- Christian Daubioul, the
Center's president, says that several witnesses have seen one or several
large triangles of a dark color, absolutely motionless and silent. One of
these witnesses is a policeman from Mouscron, living in the Blommes
district, about 400 m away from the border.
- "My first observation was
on Thursday , 6 December. Parking my car in the garage, I noticed something
unusual happening in the sky. Then I saw two triangles, one on the east
side, the other on the west. On the three corners of the triangles were blue
lights... I observed them with my bare eyes, and with binoculars. I also
call my spouse to see the phenomena".
- He still has this to add:
- "On Sunday, 9 December, I
saw again the two triangles. They were in the exact same spot, apart
from the fact that one of them was higher than the other. Then I went back
to bed. Around 7.30 a.m., only one of the triangles remained in the sky. But
since then, I never saw them again".
- Let it be known that this
witness saw an identical phenomena in the sky twelve years ago, at about the
same time of the year (that was on the 24 of December). He even went to
report his observation with the SOBEPS.
- A lady living in the border
district of Mont-a-Leux observed a similar phenomena on 15 December at about
6.40 a.m., just before sunrise.
- Totally absorbed by the show
behind her window, she saw an imposing mass sliding above her street, before
disappearing from her field of vision.
- Christian Daubioul thinks that
these cases deserve attention, however he has no clear explanation:
"One may think, given the actual war with Afghanistan, that these could
be drones under testing... Many things are happening at the military level.
But we are still looking for an explanation. Up to now, only the satellite
re-entry hypothesis has been discarded".
- Comments from Patrick
* A long study has been made of those mysterious trianglular UFO's" by
the Belgian Air Force in cooperation with the Sobeps, but nothing
definitive has come out of it, public opinion in Western Europe is still
divided between the UFO angle, and secret military planes.
- * As a ufologist with 40 years
experience, it is my opinion that the triangular UFOs cannot be secret
military drones or planes, for various reasons, the most obvious being the
fact that such secret projects would not be allowed to fly over
populated areas of Belgium (or other countries as well), where they could
easily be spied upon and at the mercy of a failure and a subsequent crash.
Also one must not forget the unusual performances shown by these triangles,
like total silence even at very low altitudes, hovering for long periods,
etc. Clearly there is something else at stake than simple secret planes,
even the dirigible theory had to be discontinued.
- * It is a fact that most of
triangles cases happen over Belgium territory, and there does not seem to be
any explanation to this either.