by Robert Stanley
click images to
Copyright WGA 2002
July 16, 2002 a
blue, sphere-shaped UFO lands briefly on the Capitol Building roof
lower right of dome then takes to the air.
were captured approximately 30 seconds apart.
The time codes
on the above images are approximations.
As I write this article in June of 2005,
the official American policy of plausible deniability, distraction
and public dissuasion regarding UFOs is now more than 50
This policy is currently supported by nearly all
politicians, Pentagon officials and members of the media regardless of their
political or religious affiliation.
The policy began to emerge in
1942, due to increasing numbers of UFO military encounters during
World War II. However, the current policy didn’t achieve its mandate
until the year 1952 as dramatically growing numbers of UFO sightings
worldwide were viewed by a range of responsible American leaders as
the beginning of a possible alien invasion.
In 1952, during the month of July, many of the of the world’s
newspapers reported that dozens of strange, spherical, glowing, unidentified
aircraft were sighted by hundreds of eyewitnesses above the nation’s
Capitol. These objects had registered on radar as they flew over Washington, D.C., and F-94 jets were scrambled to
intercept, but they were easily out maneuvered by the UFOs. The UFOs
reportedly were loitering in the area for many hours through the
night on at least two occasions and were able to mysteriously appear
and disappear at will.
There were very few photographic images taken of those events, but
they are impressive. And yet, when those strange glowing unidentified
aircraft returned again exactly 50 years later in July of 2002 only
a few media sources reported a brief, failed UFO intercept that
F-16’s had experienced. Most Americans had no idea that this was
just the tip of the iceberg.
In fact the events that occurred during 2002 were even more
enigmatic than those of 1952 because of the incredibly clear, high
resolution nighttime photographs that were taken. Color images
captured on high speed film by a professional photographer show
conclusively that during the month of July 2002, on the 4th
and the 16th, there were a number of UFOs flying over the
restricted air space of the Capitol Building and the Washington
Monument. And as incredible as it sounds, they provide evidence that
on July 16, UFOs encircled and landed on the Capitol Building roof
and the surrounding park area late that night!
Here’s what happened. On July 16, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a
professional Washington, D.C. Photographer was shooting an album
cover for a Recording Artist using the reflecting pool and Capitol
Building as a background. Based on the two images that were taken
and the testimony of the D.C. Photographer, there were no other
people seen on the Capitol Building grounds at that time. However,
what is clear from these two images is that there were at least five
UFOs that penetrated restricted air space in that location.
At least two of these vehicles actually landed for a brief period.
As that was occurring, one of the other UFOs entered the reflection
pool and submerged while yet another UFO hovered nearby over the
water emitting an eerie looking energy field that reflected light
beneath it. All of the Photographer’s images were captured with a
Nikon F-5 camera equipped with a very expensive, distortion free,
AF-ED 600 mm F 2.8 lens mounted on a tripod.
The exposure time was
of a second on high speed film – ISO 1600. The ISO meter on the
camera was set at 1200 to slightly overexpose the film and increase
the overall density of the image.
After taking the two pictures in front of the Capitol Building, the
D.C. Photographer then moved to a different location on the edge of
the Capitol Building’s Lower Senate Park. He estimates that 20
minutes elapsed before taking the next and final shot of the
evening. That image’s exposure time was 3 ½ minutes. Hovering in the
sky, just above a commercial building, there are a number of UFOs —
some are grouped in a triangular formation. Near the ground there
are two UFOs in the distance. However, floating in the air in front of the
D.C. Photographer, there are two oval shaped, semi-transparent
spheres of energy that he believes were UFOs equipped with some type
of advanced optical stealth device. The amount of alien activity
that took place that night was mind-boggling.
The large formation of UFOs parked above the building emitted
a strange energy. The highly complex signature of their energy fields
was clearly captured on the film due to the long exposure time and
their close proximity to the camera. Just prior to leaving the area,
the UFOs generated a “wormhole” in space. Unfortunately, this
incredible image came at a price. The D.C. Photographer’s fingers
were burned by radiation and took about a year to heal.
During one of our conversations he explained that,
“I was positioned underneath these
objects. And according to my images they warped out or whatever
they did, and went back to wherever they came from in the time
of that exposure. At that point there is an image that shows a
center set of UFO formations in lateral and upward motions. I
felt that I was caught in the thrust of something … like I was
hit by a mist, but there wasn’t any moisture. Soon after that I
noticed I had very fine, pinhole-sized burns in my fingernails …
and my arms felt like they were charged with some kind of
Just ten days later, on July 26, 2002,
FOX News correspondent, Shepard Smith, reported that,
“The nighttime skies over the
nation’s capitol came alive with blue and orange lights
streaking across the sky, so say a lot of panicked people who
called in to a radio station, no joke here. American fighter jets in
hot pursuit ... NORAD confirmed to FOX News that two F-16s did
scramble, but found nothing! A mystery in the sky above Andrews Air
Force Base ... that’s the one the president uses.”
Fox D.C. correspondent, Brian Wilson, continued the story,
fair to say, Shepard that there are a lot more questions than
answers at this point, but something strange was going on in the
Maryland night sky. Here is what we know; at 1:00 a.m. the folks at
NORAD saw something they couldn’t identify in Maryland airspace, not
far from the nation’s capitol [restricted airspace]. The track it
was taking caused them some concern so they scrambled two D.C. Air
National Guard jets to check things out. Now, D.C. Air National
Guard confirms that two
F-16s from the 113th Wing were vectored to intercept whatever it was
that NORAD was worried about.
“However, when the pilots got where
they were supposed to be, they said they didn’t see anything
when they arrived on the scene. NORAD would not provide details
about the exact location, direction or speed of the object they
were tracking. Independently, a number of folks who live in
Waldorf, Maryland, which is not far from Andrews Air Force Base
and not far from the nation’s capitol, called local radio
station WTOP to say that about the same time, they witnessed a
fast moving, bright blue light in the sky.
They claimed that the
light was being chased by military jets. One witness told the
radio station that the jets were right on its tail, ‘As the
thing would move, a jet was right behind it.’
“An investigation is underway. But National Guard spokesman,
Captain Sheldon Smith said, ‘We don’t have any information about
funny lights.’ By the way, this just happens to be the 50th
anniversary of a series of still-unexplained sightings over the
nation’s capitol, a story that made banner-headline news in
Shepard, we’ll continue to watch for this.”
Meanwhile, that same night, a father and
son in Arlington, Virginia, had gone outside to get their cat off a
ledge outside a second floor window around 1:15 a.m. They were both
looking up at the side of the house wondering how to get their cat
down, when two circular white lights flew over their house.
estimated the UFOs were about the size of a baseball held at arm’s
length. The UFOs were visible for about two minutes before moving
off, but soon came back again. This time both UFOs stopped close by,
and that’s when the father and son realized the spheres were small.
Both UFOs stopped for a second, and then one of the objects
flew away at a right angle to its previous path of flight. The other
object remained motionless for about five seconds before continuing
on pretty much its original direction. These were two separate
objects flying in tandem at first, and then separately. They were clearly
under intelligent control.
Four months later, on November 11, 2002, the D.C.
Photographer captured another amazing nighttime photograph of a
small UFO. This object was a metallic sphere about the size of a
golf ball that silently defied gravity. It literally floated over the head of a
beautiful blonde model before swiftly moving off.
One year later, in November of 2003, FOX News reported that
Air Force fighter jets were once again scrambled and that the White House
was briefly evacuated on the 20th after “birds” or possibly
“disturbances in the atmosphere” tripped radar that keeps watch on
restricted airspace around the complex.
According to FOX News, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman,
William Shumann, said,
“It’s a false radar target. When the
NORAD fighters got to the location of the alleged violation, they
The North American Aerospace Defense is
the command center for the defense of U.S. and Canadian airspace.
Shumann explained how,
“Flocks of birds or atmospheric
disturbances might have caused the false radar reading, which
was initially thought to be a plane flying within five miles of
restricted airspace around the White House. It’s one of those
electronic gremlins that pop-up, but there was no aircraft
So, should we just forget what happened
in 1952 and again in 2002 and 2003?
Those events are behind us now
and no one was seriously injured, right? But, what if I told you
that “a swarm” of UFOs passed over our nation’s Capitol as recently
as Monday, May 2, 2005, at 8:45 p.m. eastern-time? According
to an eyewitness, a fleet of UFOs once again passed through restricted
Below is the amazing account that was sent to me by a friend of the
D.C. Photographer. I spoke with him on the phone 24-hours after the
event and he was still in shock by what he had observed. This man,
who I will call the “graduate student,” is highly intelligent and
very credible. He is working on his Ph.D. in anthropology at a
“I was in my bathroom of my
apartment on U Street, NW D.C. looking out the window when I saw
a helicopter with its searchlight on as it cruised at about 400
feet elevation moving west to east over the S street, NW area.
This is a normal thing to see in my hood. I just paid attention
because it had the searchlight on, which is generally only used
when they are looking for bad guys on the ground.
“However, the searchlight of the helicopter went directly over
what appeared to be a very large swarm of bees. I thought this
was very strange, not only to see such a swarm at that altitude,
but also that these objects must have been a lot larger than
bees to see them that distinctly from about 1/8 mile away and
approximately 400 feet up!
“The helicopter continued on its way as if it did not see
anything. Nor did it fix its light onto the strange swarm. So I
began looking more closely at this swarm which was cloud-like,
but seemed to have the distinct shape of a very large triangle.
It was the size of a football field and was much larger than any
aircraft. The wind was blowing west to east at about 10 mph (the
yahoo.com weather page said it was NW 10 mph that night). Either
way, the wind was not blowing westerly — which makes my next
point even stranger. The clouds in the sky were either standing
still or moving toward the east.
“This group of objects started to cruise south towards the
National Mall. At this point I yelled for my wife to come to the
bathroom. ‘Get in here now! You have to see this weird thing in
the sky!’ I pointed it out to her and she watched with me as we
tracked it moving east to west over The Mall, over the
Washington Monument, toward the Lincoln Memorial, and off toward
the Pentagon area. Now, mind you, this is exactly the route the
airplanes use to enter D.C. airspace to land at Washington
“One problem though, the planes must approach from west to east
— the exact opposite of what this thing was doing. And this
thing was about 15 times or more the size of a 747… easily! It
also emitted what appeared to be a faint light — which could
have been city light reflecting off of it, but it did seem to be
generating this very faint light almost like it was shimmering
or some weird phasing of light, like when you are seeing a heat
mirage off of hot asphalt. Then, it simply faded off into the
distance and out of our view.
“Again, it was huge, appeared to have a triangular shape (though
the mirage-like shimmering somewhat distorted this), had a
possible illumination effect, and was moving against the wind at
a good speed. It must’ve been moving pretty fast since it
covered ground from Logan Circle area to the Capitol Building
area, across The Mall toward the Lincoln Memorial and then off
to the Pentagon area all within a matter of minutes.
F-16s can do that even quicker I know, but this was not moving
at 10 mph as the wind would suggest if it were a cloud, nor was
it moving in the same direction of the other clouds! OK, so you
tell me what the hell this was?”
Historically, the official answers to
this question have been:
Temperature Inversion Layers
B. Weather Balloons
C. Ball Lightning
D. Swamp Gas
Now compare the May 2 event to
what occurred just nine days later.
The FAA revoked the pilot’s
license of a Pennsylvania man who flew his two-seater Cessna into Washington,
D.C.’s restricted airspace on May 11, 2005, causing a highly
emotional evacuation of the White House and Capitol Building
mid-afternoon. Just how serious was this event? NORAD sent two F-16s
and a Black Hawk helicopter to intercept one Cessna.
The FAA said the flight instructor had his license revoked and must
wait at least a year to apply for a new one and start over with flight
school lessons. Because the instructor was the only licensed pilot
in the aircraft, he was responsible for the restricted airspace
violation. According to FAA spokesman, Greg Martin,
“It’s an extraordinary action that
reflects how seriously we view violations within restricted
The big question regarding this ongoing
alien incursion of restricted airspace is at what point does a
UFO, or swarm of UFOs, represent a threat to national
security? Cleary a two-seater Cessna aircraft is considered a threat
to national security; why not a UFO? Perhaps it is because UFOs have
not taken any overt hostile action toward us … yet? But by the mid
1950s, after studying the matter for years, the U.S. government
concluded that the public’s potential to panic due to waves of UFO
sightings was the only clear and present danger to national
security. And thus the official denial, distraction and dissuasion regarding this matter
Do our current leaders in Washington, D.C. know about this issue?
Clearly, part of their job is to know what’s going on and most are
briefed daily from a variety of sources. One such source is the D.C.
Photographer who has lived and worked in Washington, D.C. for many
years. He is an intelligent, patriotic American who felt it was his
duty to report what had happened to the proper authorities. That’s
why he went to the Capitol Building a few days after the evening of
July 16 and met with members of the detective division of the
Capitol Police. He patiently showed them the UFO images he had taken
on July 4 and 16 and explained the night’s events.
After some careful consideration, he was
told that “no crime took place” therefore the detectives would not
make a report. Undeterred he next sent a copy of his photographs and
a detailed report to the Office of the President, but there was no
reply. He then contacted officials at the Pentagon. Not surprisingly
there has been no official response as yet. He then submitted his
work to National Geographic and eventually met with an assistant art
director who was very excited about the pictures. The D.C.
Photographer did not hear back from him for a month and when he
called National Geographic to inquire about his pictures he learned
that the assistant art director had been fired.
When I spoke by telephone with the public relations officer for the
Capitol Police about the events that transpired the night of July
16, 2002, I was told,
“We can neither confirm nor deny if a report
exists on this event.”
When asked if the Capitol Police are on duty
all night he replied, “Security personnel are stationed around the
area at all times and security cameras are on all the time for
surveillance of the Capitol Building and surrounding grounds.”
Finally, I wanted to know if any representatives worked in the
Capitol late at night after the building is closed to the public.
The officer explained that,
“Members do conduct business at
night and will work as late as required.”
During the course of my investigation of
this incredible case I have discovered an immense amount of material
regarding UFOs and Washington, D.C. As a result, a book entitled
Capitol Offense: Alien Incursions of Restricted Airspace, written by
myself and the D.C. Photographer, will be published later this year.
If you or anyone you know has further information regarding this
case please contact me at:
Saucer-shaped UFO hovering over the reflection pool in
front of Capitol Building
close up of UFO on Capitol Building
July, 2002 - 12:30 a.m.
close up of UFO over Lower Senate Park
close up of UFO over Capitol Building July, 2002 - 12:30
UFOs over Capitol Building’s Lower Senate Park
July, - 2002
1:00 a.m./ July, 2002 12:30 a.m.
close up of UFO landed near
Capitol Building July, 2002 - 12:30 a.m.
4th of July,
2002 - UFOs over Washington Monument and Capitol
look at the three lights over the Washington Monument -
July 4, 2002
close up of blue sphere over Washington Monument
July 4, 2002