Author Archives: John V Callahan

About John V Callahan

First let me tell you I am not the same John Callahan from the F.A.A. and a member of the Disclosure Committee. I am writing about historical events that happened in the past. The first is from 117 years ago, about 2 miles from my home. The canal in the header of the front page is very near to the actual site of the alien encounter. Later I will report on UFO sightings in Rio Vista, CA in the 1960

STRANGE AIRSHIP (CHAPTER 5)

“Well after trying in vain to move either of us they turned in the direction of the Woodbridge Canal, near which we were, and as they flashed their lights toward the bridge we beheld a startling sight. There, resting in … Continue reading

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OF INDESCRIBABLE BEAUTY (CHAPTER 4)

“From the description I give I do not want you to get the idea that these creatures were hideous. In appearance they were markedly the contrary. They were posses of a strange and indescribable beauty. I can express myself in … Continue reading

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WEIGHED LESS THAN OUNCE (Chapter 3)

“While they were thus engaged I was enabled to inspect them as well. As I have already stated, they were seven feet in height and very slender. I noticed further, that their hands were quite small and delicate, and that … Continue reading

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THREE STRANGE BEINGS (chapter 2)

Were it not for the fact that I was not alone when I witnessed the strange sight I would never have mentioned it at all. Wednesday afternoon I went out to Lodi and Lockeford in company with Camille Spooner, a … Continue reading

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THE EVENT (CHAPTER 1)

The stage has been set where things have been put in place to present the story as it appeared in it’s day. Here is the Evening Mail Article, Nov 27, 1896: THREE STRANGE VISITORS Who possibly came from the Planet … Continue reading

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Time of Day of the event

To further explore the circumstances surrounding the event, the time of day is important.  In the article Colonel Shaw states that it was:  “I should judge shortly before 6:00 p.m.” It was likely a dark gloomy day late in November … Continue reading

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Weather Report – Nov 25, 1896

The weather at the time of this event, Wednesday Nov 25 1896,  6:00 p.m., has never been reported in anything I’ve researched In order to further investigate the abduction attempt completely, it is a factor to consider. The followling column … Continue reading

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the Woodbridge Irrigation Canal

Pictured in the banner above is a north/north west view of the Woodbridge Irrigational Canal near the intersection of West Lodi Avenue and Lower Sacramento Road. The canal was origionally named “the ditch”. The picture below is from a postcard … Continue reading

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The story that captured my interest

My interest in the Lodi abduction attempt began with the following story in a Lodi Newspaper thirteen years ago: Sunday,12/3/2000 by Jeff Hood LODI HOLDS RECORD IN UFO LORE Lodi’s place in American history is far more important than you … Continue reading

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The Callahan UFO Report

The Callahan UFO Report This webpage is about UFO’s that have appeared in California’s Central Valley. The very first Alien Abduction attempt documented in print happened in Lodi, California, November 1896. I will attempt to present historical information regarding articles … Continue reading

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