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 from books, newspapers and periodicals relating to this event and other sightings reported on UFOs.

I am not the John Callahan formerly of the F.A.A. and a participant of the recent Disclosure Committee meeting in Washington D.C. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with him.

The United States Air Force defines a “UFO” as:

“Any airborne object which by performance, dynamic characteristics, or unusual feature does not conform to any presently known aircraft or missile type, or which cannot be positively identified as a familiar object.”

This is a pretty formal description to say: “We don’t know what the hell it is.”

Our Government doesn’t want the public to think they aren’t in control of everything, so when unusual things started showing up in the heavens above, they needed to have answers. They launched programs aimed at giving the public confidence they were on top of it. Project Grudge and later Blue Book were created to answer and define any reported sightings. The program was ended in 1970.

I will research as many of these reports, by newspaper accounts, books, and official Air Force declassified documents. These reports will be focused in the Northern California Central Valley where there is a concentration of Air Force Bases. These bases are or were:

Chico Army Airfield (Chico)
Oroville Army Airfield (Oroville)
Beale AFB (Marysville)
McCellan AFB (Sacramento)
Mather AFB (Rancho Cordova)
Travis (Fairfield-Suisun) AFB (Fairfield)
Hamilton AFB (San Rafael)
Castle AFB (Atwater)

As you would imagine there have been many sightings and reports in this area. UFOs seem to be interested in the military presence and the Central Valley of California certainly fills that bill.

It is only right to begin this site with an event that became the very first documented actual unsuccessful Alien Abduction Attempt in history, by beings from an airship.

It took place on the outskirts of Lodi, California: November 1896. There have many edited versions of the event, but I will present it in full. There are newspaper articles from that week and I will post information I found in my research.

So sit back and enjoy a bit of history. My next posting will begin the story.

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
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