On November 29, 1989, the start of the now famous Belgian UFO wave got started. The wave lasted from late 1989 through 1991, with the peak of the wave in March and April 1990. Most of the sightings took place in Eupen and Wallonia, not far from Brussels. (photos above: left Wikipedia and right photo: latest-ufo-sightings.net)
What makes this UFO wave different from others? Over 13,500 witnesses, with 2,600 filing written statements about what they saw and making sketches. The actions of the military, well, very different. The military didn’t try to cover it up – they actually helped in the investigation and handed over evidence to the public. That’s what makes this one so different – and so real.
The UFO sightings were all described as triangular in shape, with lights on each end and one light in the middle. The UFOs made no noise. The Belgian UFO wave has been featured on Unsolved Mysteries, both the original and the new version of the show. Countless articles have been written about these series of events, which was witnessed by thousands for months and months.
Now the top photo looks a bit iffy to me. But if you look at the sketches and drawings, the shapes do match the photo. But, this particular one looks more like a computer generated image—but of course—I’m no expert. However, the next photo is real, and was taken from the one and only video of the sightings, a screen shot from the video. (photo: ufoevidence.org)
This is one famous UFO photo. It actually shows what the witnesses saw. Pretty awesome. Others also took photographs, but physicists stated that infrared light was making it impossible to get a clear photograph of the crafts. But one anonymous person got video of it. Great job! This was taken over the city Petit Rechain, Belgium in April 1990.
The video below (which is NOT in English) is about one of the incidents in which two F-16’s were scrambled to identify the objects. They even got locks on it. But a cat and mouse game ensued for about two hours. The UFOs displayed such advanced maneuvers that it would have killed any human. The objects were described as the size of a football field. No noise. Moved slowly and seemed to float. One witness saw a laser beam shoot out the front of it. Other (military) witnesses saw two laser beams, one on each end of the object, and a small ball of light descend from beneath the craft. They said it seemed as though they were taking samples of something, just checking things out. Watching us. They watched the craft hover in the sky for over 30 minutes. More than one craft was seen at a time. Some saw two crafts and some saw three, with different colored lights. The objects, on radar footage, showed incredible maneuvers. It climbed to over 10,000 feet within seconds and then back down to 500 feet again in seconds. It traveled at 100,000 mph. No human could have survived that type of maneuvering.
The objects were seen for months. They were tracked on radar and had 4 radar confirmations from different stations. Witnesses also saw the UFOs at the same time and places where confirmed radar hits were. That’s when F-16’s were scrambled to identify the craft. The Belgian Air Force and military even handed over the radar footage to the public for analysis. They couldn’t explain the sightings either.
Skeptics say it was just atmospheric changes occurring. Belgian skeptic, Marc Hallet, who wrote an essay on the sightings, says it was nothing but a mass delusion. Really? Okay, if so, then I guess they should fire all of their military and send all the people to shrinks. Not only that, they should throw away all their cameras and videos –since they must have been delusional as well.
Belgium’s highway system is quite brilliant at night. It is easily visible from high altitudes. Some have suggested the UFO’s were following the highways for some reason. We will never know for sure, of course.
Belgium has since had another wave of sightings in 2001. For more documents and articles related to the Belgian UFO wave, UFO Evidence has quite a list of links, with the final military report, radar analysis, sketches, articles, and so forth related to this case.