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If you live in one of the hundreds of areas where multicolored
luminous blobs zip around the night skies like giant fireflies
with a glandular condition, you probably don't need a magnetic
detector. But if UFOs are a rare sight in your community,
there are only three ways to tell when they are coming. The
first method applies only to psychics. If you have some latent
or active psychic ability you may instinctively sense when
a UFO is nearby. Many people do. These mysterious objects
seem to have a strong connection with the psychic world around
us. The second method is networking. In many places, people
simply phone each other and spread the word that UFOs are
buzzing around. When CB radios were popular, the CB bands
were cluttered with UFO reports during UFO waves or "flaps."
If none of the above apply to you, you might try building
a UFO detector. They are simple to make and they really do
work. During the great waves of the 1960s, several companies
manufactured and sold such detectors. Everybody in the flap
areas seemed to have one perched on their mantle or kitchen
table. When the alarm bell sounded they all scrambled for
the door, running outside so they could utter the familiar
cry: "There goes one"
How does a UFO detector work?
It is basically a switch that is activated by a sudden change
in the magnetic environment. We are all wading around in invisible
magnetic fields generated by the Earth, by radio and television
signals, and by pulses from power lines and telephone lines.
An outside magnetic influence suddenly entering our well-established
magnetic environment causes a major disruption. The image
on your TV screen may go bonkers it does occasionally when
an airplane flies directly overhead. UFO Magnetic Disruptions
In thousands of recorded UFO cases, there are incidents where
major electromagnetic disruptions occur-red. Automobiles stalled.
Electric meters ran amok. Compasses and other sensitive instruments
reacted violently. So you need only build a gadget sensitive
enough to detect a sudden change in your magnetic environment,
and it should work on UFOs. It is really nothing more than
an enhanced compass with a bell or buzzer attached. You will
need the following items:
Building Instructions: Step One.
Take your pliers or snippers and cut the coat hanger so you
can bend it into a C-shaped wire about ten inches high. Make
a small hook on the upper end (see illustration below) and
mount it on the board with thumb tacks or nails.
Now take a piece of insulated wire and strip an inch
or so of the insulation from one end and make a loop. Tie
the magnet to the other end. Hang the loop on the hook on
the vertical wire. Make a larger circular loop about one inch
in diameter from another piece of coat hanger. Mount this
on the board as shown. The magnet now hangs down into this
second loop. Strip the insulated wire where it hangs in the
center of the loop.
Now connect the lead wires, bell, and battery as shown. When
the magnet swings, the wire should strike the loop, complete
the circuit and cause the bell to ring. (To save your battery,
remove it when the UFO detector is not in use.) Now all you
need is a UFO.
Put your detector where it won't be disturbed by normal vibrations,
gusts of air, etc. Some people put them under a large glass
jar for protection. When a UFO visits your area, the powerful
electromagnetic waves they usually emanate will cause the
magnet to swing against the wire ring. This could happen at
three in the morning and wake up your whole household. If
your house is already haunted by mundane spooks, be prepared
for non-UFO alarms. Parapsychologists have found that compasses
and other electrical devices respond when a ghost is present.
If you live in a large city, there may be so many electrical
interferences in your building that the UFO detector will
be useless. For example, the elevator could set it off. Readers
who understand electronics can build a much more sensitive
magnetic field distortion detector with transistors, resistors,
If you follow these instructions and build your own working
UFO Detector, send us a photo and report on how it has worked
for you. We will publish your photographs and reports here.