UFOs of the Turbulent Thirties !

My co-author John LeMay and I have been writing a series of books about UFO cases that happened in the U.S. prior to 1940. We began with cases from the early 1800s and have just released our latest book, UFOs in the Turbulent Thirties, available on Amazon as a paperback, hardcover, and e-book. This 211-page volume looks at many major UFO sightings that happened in America from 1930 to 1939! The book is available at: https://bit.ly/3OgIV2G.

It seems that “flying saucers” would be the farthest thing from the minds of Americans in the 1930s, and yet a new book proves otherwise. UFOs of the Turbulent Thirties discloses many astonishing UFO sightings that took place from 1930 – 1939, as America suffered through the Great Depression, gangsters roamed large cities, and the nation was on the verge of joining World War II. The new book is available at https://amzn.to/3ggAJCO.

UFOs of the 1930sThe book by UFO researchers Noe Torres and John Lemay is the eighth n a series covering the history of American UFO sightings from the year 1800 to 1939. Although UFOs did not fully enter the public consciousness until 1947, Torres and LeMay’s books have disclosed thousands of significant encounters during America’s formative years.

“Thousands of books have been written about UFO sightings in the 1940s and afterward,” Torres said, “But our books are among the very few that focus on cases prior to 1940. This latest book proves that the 1930s was a particularly active period for UFO and alien encounters throughout the U. S.”

Included in the book is the amazing story of Nazi Germany’s efforts to reverse-engineer flying saucer technology and thereby conquer the world. In fact, according to the authors, the Nazis believed they were descended from extraterrestrials and were therefore entitled to exploit these advanced technologies, including experiments into time travel! Nazi experiments on rockets began in 1934.

Also out of the 1930s came the idea of a race of extraterrestrials with Reptilian features. Some Nazi intellectuals believed a master race of Reptilians lived in underground bases on Earth and had developed a powerful liquid energy source known as “Vril.”

While UFOs began grabbing headlines in the 1940s, the thirties saw thousands of accounts of major sightings throughout the U.S. Mysterious “Ghost Fliers” lit up the skies all over the country, appearing to be much more advanced than the aircraft of the time period.

The book also includes a truly astonishing story of alien bodies and a recovered UFO that were supposedly stored beneath the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. in 1935! Also covered is an apparent mass alien abduction of an entire tribe of Eskimos from the shores of Angikuni Lake. UFOs of the Turbulent Thirties is available at https://amzn.to/3ggAJCO.



America in the 1920s was a country on the move, with airplanes becoming more sophisticated, technology progressing rapidly, and medicine conquering many diseases. But rarely mentioned by history books were the frequent sightings of unidentified flying objects. These unusual stories are told in the new book UFOs in the Roaring Twenties: American Sightings 1920-1929, written by UFO researcher Noe Torres and Roswell, New Mexico, historian John LeMay. The 248-page volume is available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book at https://amzn.to/3H2VL08 or from the authors’ web site.

In the 1920s, manned flight had finally become commonplace. Aviators such as Charles Lindbergh “slipped the surly bonds” and began exploring the heavens. But even as humans sought to conquer the skies, they often encountered strange “airships” that clearly were not manmade and that exhibited amazing aviation technology that exceeds even the aircraft of the 21st century!

The decade of the twenties started with a bang, as a mysterious UFO crash took place near Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in June 1920. A young scientist named Lincoln LaPaz investigated what witnesses described as an “airplane falling in flames.” LaPaz later looked into many famous UFO cases, including the 1947 Roswell UFO crash.

Another mysterious UFO crash took place in July 1920 in the woods outside of Iowa City, Iowa. Although local residents assumed that an airplane had gone down, the evidence found at the crash site told a different story. The crashed ship had no “engine” in the conventional sense!

Bethel, North Carolina, had its own close encounter in September 1920 when a UFO landed in the middle of a cotton field. It was described as a large, metallic-silver object “like two pie pans placed together, lip to lip.” Out of the craft stepped two “little bald” humanoids, shocking the eyewitnesses.

Texas experienced its own unique UFO case in October 1920, when four flying discs were spotted by fishermen just north of Freeport. The witness said the UFOs looked “like two big silver plates set edge to edge.”

These are a few of the many strange stories in the new book UFOs in the Roaring Twenties: American Sightings 1920-1929, written by Noe Torres and John LeMay. Available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book, the new release may be purchased from Amazon at https://amzn.to/3H2VL08 or from the authors’ web site.


I am very happy to announce the release of my new book, The Real Cowboys & Aliens: The Lost Cases, co-written with my friend John LeMay of Roswell, New Mexico. When John and I finished our three book series, covering UFO & paranormal sightings of the 1800s, we found ourselves with many additional cases that we we left out of the original three books. Although these “Lost Cases” were not included in the previous books, they are no less worthy of publication – so we have put them all together in one more volume of our “Real Cowboys & Aliens” series!!! Be sure to grab your copy at: https://amzn.to/3x5Dwmg

Here is the introduction to the book: The world of Ufology has undoubtedly seen some strange cases over the years… but none so strange as these. Some the authors overlooked, others were simply too strange to include in the main series, until now. If you loved the first three books in The Real Cowboys and Aliens series, then prepare for a new set of revelations in The Lost Cases! After reading this book, you’ll ask yourself: What did Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa have to do with the infamous crystal skull of doom? How close did the Confederate Army come to building a fleet of airships during the Civil War? What’s behind the mystery of the Moon-Eyed People of the Southeastern United States? How did a Missouri town attempt to profit off of a recent airship crash nearly fifty years before Roswell tried the same thing? Were strange rains of blood and animals from the sky the result of UFOs carelessly emptying their craft of abducted specimens? And, could it be that some of the airships were in fact the creations of a secretive group known as the Sonora Air Club in the 1850s? The book is also available for the Kindle at: https://amzn.to/3kTlkr6.


For years, UFO researchers have been puzzled by accounts of strange lights in the night sky reported by survivors of the RMS Titanic tragedy on April 15, 1912. Floating on lifeboats in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, the eyewitnesses said they saw lights hovering overhead, as if stars had descended from the heavens to view the spectacle of the sinking ship. This may have been one of the first major UFO sightings of the 20th century, according to Noe Torres and John LeMay, authors of the new book Early 20th Century UFOs: American Sightings, 1900-1919, released in April 2021 to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The book is available for purchase from Amazon in print form at https://amzn.to/3uB2HLh. It is also available as an e-book at https://amzn.to/2RkoHM9.

This strange story related to the Titanic is one of many UFO tales revealed by Torres and LeMay in their new book. Although the early 20th century is not normally considered to have been a hotbed of UFO activity, the authors say there were actually many notable sightings. According to Torres, “Though the idea of UFOs piloted by extraterrestrials didn’t truly begin to seep into the public consciousness until the late 1940s, people all across America reported seeing strange craft in the early years of the 20th Century.”

Among the unsolved mysteries included in the book is the remarkable story of puzzling radio messages received by American inventor Nikola Tesla, who believed they were coming from other planets. Newspapers throughout the world reported that Tesla was convinced he had intercepted messages from extraterrestrial beings.

One hundred years before the COVID-19 pandemic, our planet was ravaged by another deadly virus, the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 and 1919. As Torres and LeMay point out, one of America’s most celebrated scientists of his time, Thomas Edison, believed that the Spanish Flu was possibly “from outer space.” To Edison, the fact that residents of remote islands, having no contact with the outside world, got the flu suggested that the disease may not have originated on Earth.

These are just a few examples of some really bizarre UFO-related phenomena from the first decade of the 20th Century. Torres and LeMay have received critical acclaim for their book series titled The Real Cowboys and Aliens, which covered the time period of 1800 to 1899. Their latest book is available for purchase from Amazon in print form at https://amzn.to/3uB2HLh. It is also available as an e-book at https://amzn.to/2RkoHM9.


Coming of the AirshipsFor two years between 1896 and 1897, the skies of North America were invaded by a wave of airships. Some looked like UFOs as we know them today, while many more resembled futuristic dirigibles. Most were piloted by humanoid beings, including a few “Men in Black,” while others were inhabited by bizarre beings that could only be described as not of this earth. In addition to airships, this book also covers otherworldly beings from gilled-spacemen and toga-clad aliens to what might be an early day Chupacabra. Though you have probably already heard of the alleged airship crash in Aurora, Texas, in 1897, did you know that there were many other alleged airship crashes in places like Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Iowa Falls, Iowa? This shocking new book is now available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book from Amazon.com. Order your copy today!

After reading this book you’ll ask yourself: Did a Martian crash-land in Lanark, Illinois? Was the dream of a little girl taken aboard a space craft by “little men” just a dream, or the repressed memory of an alien abduction? What was the airship that one witness described as “Noah’s Ark returned to Earth”? Did an Illinois storekeeper really manage to photograph an airship, and if so, where is the photo today? And finally, were the humanoid pilots of the airships inventors from the time period, aliens in disguise, or time travelers from the future just trying to “blend in?”

Be sure to order your copy of our brand new book from Amazon.com. This new, 226 page book, available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book, is the third in a new series of UFO books by Torres and LeMay, serving as the follow up to The Real Cowboys & Aliens: Old West UFOS, released early in 2020, which covered UFO cases that occurred between 1865 and 1899.




In the mid to late 1800s, America’s farmers, ranchers, and cowboys looked up into the sky and beheld “signs and wonders” that rival any UFO sighting of the modern era, according to the authors of The Real Cowboys & Aliens: Old West UFOs, available from Amazon at https://amzn.to/2OBGgCu. The new book by UFO researcher Noe Torres and Roswell, New Mexico, historian John LeMay is a follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 book The Real Cowboys & Aliens, with a greatly expanded number of cases.

According to Torres and LeMay, denizens of the 19th century witnessed huge aerial vessels flying overhead and bizarre humanoids that could only be described as “not of this Earth.” They witnessed UFO crashes, so-called “Men in Black,” technology that seemed from the far future, alien abductions, mile-long airships, underwater UFOs, and much more.

Author Noe Torres said, “In this book, you will discover that truth is stranger than any fiction created by Hollywood screenwriters. You will be shocked to learn of this hidden history of the Old West. We have stories where giant swords fall from the sky, families psychically transport themselves to Mars, aliens emerge from the water rather than the sky, and the ‘Men in Black’ ride around in futuristic vehicles.”

Old West UFOsIn reviewing this book, UFO researcher Nick Pope says, “If you think the UFO mystery began in 1947 with flying saucers and the Roswell crash, think again. This fascinating, data-rich book explores a wealth of intriguing incidents that were formerly interpreted through the lens of folklore, but which could now lead to a fundamental reappraisal of the greatest mystery of the modern age. With the focus on the Nineteenth Century, this delightful tome shines a light on a slice of American history that shows truth really can be stranger than fiction.”

This 308 page book is the second in a new series of UFO books by Torres and LeMay, serving as the follow up to The Real Cowboys & Aliens: Early American UFOs, released in October 2019, which covered UFO cases that occurred between 1800 and 1864.

The Real Cowboys & Aliens: Old West UFOs, which contains copious photos and illustrations, is available via Amazon, in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats at the following web page: https://amzn.to/2OBGgCu.



Early American UFOsLong before the first airplane took flight, when nothing but birds should have been in the skies, the early residents of the United States witnessed bizarre unidentified flying objects of all sizes, shapes, and descriptions. They encountered strange beings that clearly were not human, including “Men in Black” and possibly time travelers. They saw huge motherships, underwater UFOs, and other unexplainable wonders. Some of America’s most famous early historical figures, including Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, George Washington, shared an interest in UFOs and extraterrestrials. Contained within these pages is the “other” American History that you were never taught in school!

Order your copy today from Amazon using the link provided — The Real Cowboys & Aliens: Early American UFOs. The Kindle edition is available at https://amzn.to/2JKkfzn.

Best-selling author Donald Schmitt says, “What Torres and LeMay have clearly defined in this suspenseful thriller tome, is that the UFO accounts portrayed throughout this exhaustively researched work, remain in a separate class…. Aside from a rare hot-air balloon or dirigible, there was nothing else in the air back then… or on the ground; the witnesses are clearly describing something which precedes the Wright Brothers technology…. The simple fact that such cases exist in an era where the sky above us was still pristine and H. G. Wells had yet to conquer the Earth with Martians should captivate us all….”

Order your copy today from Amazon using the link provided — The Real Cowboys & Aliens: Early American UFOs. The Kindle edition is available at https://amzn.to/2JKkfzn.


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Author Noe Torres is happy to announce the release of an updated edition of his book Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash, now available from Amazon in both English and Spanish. This book remains the best selling book among tourists visiting Roswell, New Mexico – for which Noe is very grateful. Special thanks to Gene Frazier at the Roswell Landing shop (205 N Main St, Roswell). Order your copy today from Amazon using the link provided below:

Ultimate Guide To the Roswell UFO Crash, 3rd Edition: How to Visit All of Roswell’s Mysterious UFO Landmarks


AuroraAuthor Noe Torres has written a stage play, “Aurora: Spaceship Crash in an Old West Town,” based on the reported crash of a UFO in Aurora, Texas in 1897. Although it is fiction, Noe kept it very close to the actual events. He wrote this play with the intent that it could be staged in Aurora as a tourist attraction. Now it is available in published form through Amazon. A special thanks to Dr. Toni Wheeler and the other folks in Aurora for allowing Noe to be a part of their “Aurora Alien Encounter” festival in 2016. Grab your copy today by going to https://amzn.to/2GKQVVj.



Author Noe Torres appeared in an episode of “Mysteries of the Outdoors” (Season 2, Ep. 1, “Strange Attractions”), which he filmed in 2016 at Big Bend National Park in West Texas for Travel Channel. Noe, Brad Newton, and Ruben Uriarte were invited to participate in the filming at Big Bend. We were very pleased at how the episode turned out! The show is currently available on demand on YouTube (see link below) for a fee ($1.99 for SD or $2.99 for HD). Check it out!


Authors Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte are proud to announce the Amazon Audible audiobook release of their book Aliens in the Forest: The Cisco Grove UFO EncounterAliens in the Forest: The Cisco Grove UFO Encounter, narrated by Matthew Wiens. Matthew and the authors worked closely over several months to create the most gripping storytelling possible in audio format. Torres said “Matthew is a wonderful narrator and has done a tremendous job with our book. Ruben Uriarte and I were both amazed at how good the narration sounds. Major kudos to Matthew!” The book is available from Amazon via their Audible audiobook service using the Amazon links provided.

Noe and Ruben’s book The Coyame Incident: UFO Crash Near Presidio, Texas brings the “Coyame” case up to date based on the six years of additional research since the publication of their first book Mexico’s Roswell. Pick up your copy of the book: CreateSpace.com or from Amazon.com.

The Coyame Incident: UFO Crash Near Presidio, Texas is also available for the Amazon Kindle. Click here for more details.

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