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Review of UFO Cycles Measured in Days

Updated on March 29, 2015
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MUFON UFO Journal author (March 1995, June 1996). Self published on UFO Window website from 1997 to 2002. Hubpages articles began late 2011.

Early Picture of John Keel with Famous McMinnville UFO Photograph of May 11, 1950
Early Picture of John Keel with Famous McMinnville UFO Photograph of May 11, 1950 | Source

Just want to clear up a few things because, in the course of several reassessments regarding the periodicity of my proposed UFO day cycles, I have made several modifications of the information related to it in a few of my earlier hubs.

Here's how I see things at this point:

This hub will be addressing a topic that has become a bone of contention with me. At first, it was my belief that any UFO cycle measured in days, or at least one of them, would lead from where it first presented itself, but now I have a different view. Author and researcher John Keel (1930-2009), back in March for the years 1966 and 1967 discovered a weekday anomaly which he referred to as the Wednesday phenomena. I confirmed that something was going on for that day of the week during that particular month in both of those years. However, not being convinced that he had enough data to declare Wednesday to be the official 'UFO Day of the Week' (every week), I decided to look for a period or periods that shifted in time faster or slower than exactly one week. I'll return to my observations and conclusions regarding Keel's original hypothesis at the end of this hub after sharing some of my findings.

Back in the mid '90s I thought that I had it figured out with two cycles of a bit less than a week between peaks (well actually one cycle was nearly two weeks in length as I recall). When I revisited the subject this year I threw them both out and started from scratch and came up with two cycles of just over one week that I feel much more confident about.

I am now going to give as exact a formula based on the data as I have available at the present time. 'Cycle A' involves a week that is nearly 3 hours and 30 minutes longer than our regular week. My estimate is that it advances 1.87 days every 91 days (or 13 weeks which is roughly 3 months). It is my belief that the UFOs tied to the peaks in this cycle are possibly occupants of our planet (probably alien transplants) from 3,000 years into our future. They are also probably from a higher dimensional plane that causes them to normally be invisible to us (even when they are manifesting in our own time). As of now (January 23, 2012), the last peak occurred on Thursday/Friday.

'Cycle B' involves a week that is 11.36 minutes longer than our typical week. That cycle peaks a day later every 2.43 years (at least that is the best estimate at this time). It is my belief that the UFOs tied to this cycle are possible advanced aircraft (likely back-engineered) and piloted by human citizens of our planet from 150 years into our future. At this time the peak of this cycle is occurring on Saturday/Sunday.

Cycles A & B peak together on the same day of the week (plus six hours) every 11 months (actually a few days short of that). The last peak was in early May, 2011, with the next time they peak in unison estimated to be Saturday/Sunday in mid April, 2012.

Times/dates to watch: Friday, January 27, 2012 at approximately 4pm (the closest day cycle peak to the expected date of January 26, 2012, for the 3.19 year UFO crash cycle peak; the effects for this later cycle is almost 5 months on either side of its peak date). Since the peak effect for the day cycle concerned here (Cycle A) lasts about 21 hours before and after the peak time, the day before and after January 27th should also have more than the average number of sightings (but more likely the day before than the day after since the day after does not include nighttime hours). Friday and Saturday March 2-3, 2012 when cycle A peaks and coming just 2-3 days before Mars comes closest to our planet in its orbit (there is a correlation between such times and heightened UFO activity, give or take a few months, but also occurring on the same day in October '73). Saturday and Sundays from late March through early May (corresponding to both day cycles peaking in unison).

Now back to John Keel's Wednesday Phenomena theory. First of all, after discovering my day cycles and refining it based on peak days in the data, I could make both cycles fit a good number of peak periods, but not for Wednesday in March of 1966 or 1967. After much consideration, and still not believing that there is an actual Wednesday peak effect normally, I think that I may have an answer.

John Keel was not your typical UFO researcher. He took it all very personally and metaphysically as well. He, like Jacques Vallee, thought that there is an aspect to the phenomena that typically is not caused by aliens in nuts and bolts spacecraft, but rather a non-physical superior intelligence that is toying with us (like a human child would toy with bugs). For the aspect of Ufology that he was tinkering with, he got more involved than Vallee who observed things more scientifically, objectively, or at arms length. Keel got wrapped up in his subject, took a more dangerous path, and perhaps came close to madness in the process. What I believe may have been happening to Keel was that the intelligence he was trying to track down turned the tables on him. He was no longer the observer but the observed and the greater and more powerful intelligence put on a mock show for him to throw him and everyone else who would study his writings off the scent. I believe that the Wednesday phenomena was staged by that other worldly intelligence to mask the true cycles that I have discovered. A red hearing to throw a wrench into the works.

Strangely, I too had an event staged for me while having a smoke atop a roof in downtown San Francisco on March 5, 1997. It was also a Wednesday and just 8 days before the famous Phoenix lights sightings in Arizona. I had published two UFO related articles in the MUFON UFO Journal during the previous two years and was putting the final touches on my third, wanting them to print that as well. The third article involved my 3.19 year UFO crash cycle that I had discovered. While standing in a doorway that lead from the stairs to the rooftop, I caught sight of two small (about foot long) oval objects of gun metal gray color zipping from north to south at my eye level about 100 feet from me. They were flying together and, remaining close to each other, did a loop maneuver in front of me and then continued south. I was wishing I had some binoculars as I watched them fly away into the distance. I then looked straight ahead again pondering what I just saw, when another two similar objects flew by in the same direction but without the maneuver. I then noticed an unmarked helicopter flying unusually low above me. Strangely, when I thought about it shortly after that, I didn't recall hearing any noise. I then put out my cigarette and descended the stairs thinking how very strange that just was.

Similarly, like for Keel, this Wednesday event didn't fit the cycles that I eventually proposed. Also, the event had a lasting effect on me. In short order I felt compelled to create a web site devoted to UFOs. There was also the Heaven's Gate mass suicides later that month which effected me greatly (a cult that was literally suffocated by the subject of UFOs). I began to feel less sure of myself and put off getting my article ready for publication. My work situation became more strained. I found myself on the edge of instability and had to watch my step. It would seem that UFOs had thrown a wrench into the works for me. Or as Homer Simpson might say: "Pesky Aliens!"

Getting deeply involved in the UFO subject now, after a lapse of more than a decade, I am beginning to get that old "you better watch your step" feeling again. Hmmm, reminds me of an Elvis Costello tune...

I'll sign off sharing a couple of links that give MUFON's rundown of UFO activity in the United States during the months of November and December of 2011:

© 2012 Joseph Ritrovato


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