The Belgian Wave refers to a series of UFO sightings that occurred in Belgium between 1989 and 1990. It is considered one of the most significant and well-documented UFO cases in modern history.
The wave began on November 29, 1989, when two police officers in the small town of Eupen reported a large, triangular-shaped object with bright lights hovering silently in the sky. Over the following months, similar sightings were reported by civilians, police officers, and military personnel across the country.
The most notable incident took place on the night of March 30, 1990, when multiple witnesses, including police officers and radar operators, observed a large triangular object moving slowly and silently across the sky. The object was described as having three lights at each corner and a red blinking light in the middle. It was estimated to be about 130 feet (40 meters) in width. The Belgian Air Force was alerted, and F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to intercept the object. The pilots reported locking their radars on the object but were unable to obtain a visual confirmation due to the object’s rapid maneuvers and evasion tactics.
The Belgian Wave garnered significant media attention and public interest. The Belgian military launched an official investigation known as Operation “Gespot” to study the sightings. They set up a specialized unit called the “Belgian UFO Wave Analysis” to collect data and analyze the reports. The investigation involved the collaboration of the military, civilian researchers, and renowned ufologists.
Witness testimonies, radar data, and photographs were extensively studied. The Belgian authorities released a series of official reports detailing their findings. The reports concluded that the sightings were credible and unexplainable by conventional means. They ruled out known aircraft, weather phenomena, and secret military operations as possible explanations. The Belgian military also released dramatic infrared footage captured by an F-16 pilot, showing a triangular object flying at high speeds.
The Belgium UFO Wave had a profound impact on public perception of UFOs and sparked debates about the existence of extraterrestrial life. It remains a significant case in ufology due to the large number of witnesses, the credibility of the observers, and the level of government and military involvement in the investigation.