Wanaque New Jersey UFO Report

Eyewitness Report on UFO's at Wanaque Reservoir

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Drawing A - Initial Sighting at Wanaque
TEXT for Drawing A - Sighting at Wanaque

Drawing B - UFO Clouds at Wanaque
TEXT for Drawing B - Clouds at Wanaque

1974 Painting "The Mind of the Creator"

1975 Painting of a UFO Energy Beam

1992 Painting titled "Inside the UFO"

4 Sided Outer Space Pyramid

Pyramid Sculpture and Art

Wanaque Area Map

February 3, 2014 - After spending so much time writing and delving into my past, I have recalled almost all of the memories surrounding the Wanaque incident. Only a synopsis of the information was broadcast on 1/30/2014 and many details only came into my recall later. Fuller details are on these web pages that I use to store and re read and recall. I feel confident that I fully know what the incident in Wanaque was about and what was done to me. For now, If there is someone with experience, resources and time to re investigate with me in and around Wanaque N.J. Contact Me Privately Here - I believe there is physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitations in and around the Wanaque area ... and why they were ... and may still be using the area.
On January 23, 2014 - When I was talking to Linda Moulton Howe before the Coast to Coast AM Radio Interview for January 30th, I was referring to my original notes made in 1967.  I mentioned that I had written in bold ink - TRANSMISSION 3 LOUD BEEPS THEN WE LEFT. I told her I did not remember that - or even shining a flashlight on the dark cloudy objects, as I had also written on the page. It also appeared, from my original notes, that over an hour of time was missing from the time of the incident near the reservoir began and the time we left. For Wanaque New Jersey on July 4, 1967, it shows sunrise at 5:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Linda mentioned that some people with "unusual experiences" have opened up with new details dozens of years later. She suggested I keep trying to recall any other details about the incident.

Links with sketches and explanations of the original material are above.
Approximately 3 hours after I returned to New York City on 7/4/1967, I referred to the notes and drawings made at the scene and typed my observations as they were fresh in my memory.
The only exact time was when I asked my brother to check his watch 4:05AM EDT. Other times may be off by a few minutes up until approximately 4:35am. From appx. 4:40am to when it started to get light out are blank.

ufo beam artOn January 25th, 2014 while cleaning out my garage on a Saturday, I pulled down a large cardboard box that was stored high up on a shelf. It was there at least 20 years. It contained empty picture frames and assorted paintings that I had forgotten about. When I looked at two of the oil paintings from 1974 and 1975 I said to myself, this may be another piece of the puzzle. Part of the painting is on your left. The Full painting and other paintings and art are in the links above.

QUICK SYNOPSIS -  I thought I heard some movement and then immediately felt the presence of something in the immediate woods to my left. My car was still vibrating as the rumbling that seemed to come from in the reservoir water which was only 20 feet away continued. At that time I did not concentrate on the dark clouds that were about 500 feet away. I thought I heard some movement and then immediately felt the presence of something in the immediate woods to my left. I DO NOT REMEMBER TURNING MY HEAD - to the left

Fear took over and the hair on my arms stood up. I vividly remember very slowly moving my right hand to the ignition key. Then I started the car and floored the accelerator. When I made the right turn on the bridge over the reservoir...I almost flipped over and just missed the bridge railing. I can still remember that 47 years later. That shook me up further and I slowed down. I remember that is was just getting light out. (The incidents began appx 4:05AM - and ended appx. 5:39 AM)

NOTE -My final drawing when I got home shows 6 dark objects - My notes say "Transmission 3 loud beeps then we left" Till today I don't remember those specific loud beeps...but do remember the continual high speed more code type transmissions from my AM radio which was set below the audible stations.

Up until this day - I felt there was a craft in the reservoir water - an alien presence in the woods to my left - and we were blocking it's path to the craft that was making rumbling sounds from under the reservoir water. The small dark clouds that moved and stopped were connected to the incident - I MAY HAVE TURNED MY HEAD TO THE LEFT. Till today and for over 47 years I can still visualize two deep large dark eyes and a paralysis over my body. I have kept this incident from the public for 47 years.

Before 7/4/1967 -
I had been to the Wanaque area on at least 10 other times...sometimes with others but mostly alone. The reason I kept going back was because of the January 1966 photo I had seen in a news report. It described a UFO over the reservoir shining a beam of light on the frozen water. It was only about a 45 minute drive from NYC to Wanaque in Passaic County N.J. On the initial approximate 9 visits I saw nothing unusual. During those visits, I interviewed an officer in the reservoir guard shack and some bartenders in various bar and grills in the area. If anyone knew the talk in town it was them. There had been many phony reports, including a missing Volkswagen. The town was getting much attention and were being laughed at by outsiders, so I was told. No one would come forward with a sighting report, photos or evidence.

I typically drove around the reservoir and then parked in a quiet cut off parking spot just off the road and about 20 feet from the water. Most times I would sit on the car hood and look at the sky and surroundings. There were no lights nearby to dim my pupils. The dark sky vividly revealed the stars and planets. At the time I was working at WNEW a NYC radio station and was working my way up the career ladder to full time reporter. I was interested in the UFO reports and mass sightings but was somewhat of a skeptic. The only evidence was usually photographs and some films. Some may have been dishes or trash can lids flung into the sky - or doctored films. But some might have be real. How do you truly determine that. Interviews with witnesses were usually non offensive and sometimes the reporter embellished the account to sell an article to a magazine or book. Others may have not. Not many can seriously devote the time and money to separate the real accounts ...from the fanciful ..from the fraud? I decided to investigate for my self during my free weekends. What better location than Wanaque, less than an hour away and so many UFO reports from the area.

The first widely reported sighting of a UFO in Wanaque New Jersey was over the Reservoir in 1966. Witnesses claimed that the bright wide oval object shone a beam of light at the frozen waters of the reservoir leaving a large circular hole.

Months after the Jan 1966 UFO report I began to investigate Wanaque NJ in Passaic County area. I talked with residents at local bar and grilles. Most disliked reporters and were cold to any questions. When I would park and get out of my car to look up at the sky. There were times when passing motorists would yell out the window .. "see any UFO's" etc. I guess they had enough reporters and publicity in their tiny town.

I interviewed the on duty reservoir cop. He asked not to be recorded. He had no hard evidence like photos or recordings. Ben was very comfortable talking with me in the privacy of the security shack at the reservoir. He confirmed the event that was reported on Jan 1966. I drove miles around the area in all directions. I visited the Wanaque area at least 9 times other occasions over a one year time frame ... until July 4th 1967.

I have yet to read and reports of rumblings in the water or transmissions on the radio dial.

To make it brief...we (my brother and I) saw some moving and then stationary objects in the night sky. We also saw appx 30ft wide clouds moving up and down behind the pine trees in the area where we had parked. I also picked up and recorded fast beep like transmissions on my car radio. (di di dit di dit di dididi) I made a copy for my friend to try to have it deciphered. Results were inconclusive (THIS IS DE Y X) (OR could it be translated to) (T H IS IS DE Y X) assuming our alphabet? ...the beeps was repeated over and over...in what was said was very high speed Morse type sounding code. I was told it could not be fully and accurately deciphered. Electronic dots and dashes don't necessarily mean they they can be deciphered in earth language.

P.S. It was during the transmissions that we saw the objects behind the trees appx. 500 feet away (My notes that I made when I returned home said, I shone my flashlight on the objects- Till today I do not recall doing that). I heard the rumbling sound coming from the reservoir about 20 feet away The rumbling made my car vibrate slightly. It continued for over 5 minutes. I thought I heard some movement and then immediately felt the presence of something in the immediate woods to my left. Fear took over and the hair on my arms stood up. I remember very slowly moving my right hand to the ignition key. Then I started the car and floored the accelerator. When I made the right turn on the bridge over the reservoir ... I think the car was only on two wheels ... I almost hit the bridge railing. That shook me further and I slowed down a little. I remember that is was just getting light out. (The incidents began appx. 4:05AM - and ended appx. 5:39AM. From about 4:35 to 5:39 I still cannot account for all time)

A few weeks later....I called the reservoir and asked unassuming questions ..like how many times do they put on the pumps or motors to circulate or test the reservoir water. I was told there were no pumps or motors.

1966 reports said the beam from the object was melting the ice. Were they pulling out water for use.....Making a hole to submerge (in front of witnesses?) ..or looking for something UNDER the water???  I did a little research on Wanaque over the years but there were not many reports or incidents except the 1966 event.

I believe now that about an hour of time is missing.

I had read about the hypnosis done on Betty and Barney Hill and contemplated contacting a similar Doctor about my case. I keep thinking about doing it. At times I feel afraid of what might come out. I have thought about that for over the years. When I felt the presence I felt IT was looking into me and wanted me to turn my head to look in it's dark black eyes to control me physically. I know my experience was that real.  It my subconscious is making it up from books or news about UFO experiences. I also read a few books and articles about the hypnotic process and it appears not the be infallible.

I feel (that the objects behind the pine trees were coming the aid, or hostile... to the rumbling immersed object in the water. We were in the way of the "presence" that was on it's way to the craft in the water. The transmissions and beeps were some sort of beacon or signal)

My notes written at the time say the incident started in the sky at 4:05am. I remember asking my brother to look at his watch and then I wrote down the time. I drove the car to the parking spot and my notes say appx. 4:35am the rumblings and presence was heard and felt.

I did not made a public report after it happened. I did not want to be called a UFO KOOK and possibly lose my job in the 60s. I basically kept it to myself.

I feel relieved finally revealing my incident at Wanaque. My art work was never offered for sale it was boxed up just like my experience at the reservoir. Now for the first time I am back tracking to my paintings, sculpture and hidden memories. There may be others out there who have also been silent about an unusual experience. Contact Me Privately Here

First - read all the events that led up to how the drawing finally came out. Witness Drawing of "Presence" at Reservoir
Alien "Presence" Wanaque

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