On 2/25/04, Jerry interviewed George Ritter. George and Jerry
discuss the amazing video and still photos of UFO's entering and leaving through
a "portal" in a field on his property at high speed in Fostoria, Ohio and
George's equally amazing close encounter and abduction experience during his
military service. George has had numerous close encounter and abduction
experiences during his life. The photos, which continue to be a source of
controversy, and the stories behind them and his military abduction experience
are posted below.
News from George
10/24/04: George and his UFO videos are featured in a TV News story.
to see the story. Click on the video links on the left sidebar of the page
displayed to see the interview and photos .
What is going on on George's property? It looks to me like from what I
see on film that there is most definitely something "Dimensional" going on in my
area and probably in many others, someone wants to give us enough of a genetic
boost to bring us up a notch and someone else wants us right where we are,
during abduction "time dilation" occurs for you, because for you there is no
time and to the person who is returned there is missing time and a confused
memory because of screen memories placed there by the abductors, I feel that
with some of these aliens we have a very old connection or kinship so to speak
and they are good. There is a bad side, because there has to be good vs. evil.
George Ritter - and that's my take on it.
The Photos - On this page, the photos and video stills are presented
without bias. Also presented, is information about what camera equipment has
been used and what capabilities that equipment has. This is not your typical
amateur set up. You make up your own mind, but get all the facts first before
making a premature and uneducated judgments.
The George Ritter UFO Video Frame and Photo
Gallery All photos are displayed on this site with the express permission of
George Ritter and are copyrighted by him. 6/12/05: New photos have been added to
the front of the gallery.
Craft hovering over power pole
Craft ascending over power pole
Enhanced Bell Shapped Craft
Enhanced Bell Shaped Craft
Disc Shaped UFO Behind Tree
UFO Behind Tree
UFO Behind Tree
UFO with Wings (?)
UFO with Wings (?)
Crop Duster Plane with UFO
Crop Duster Plane with UFO
Crop Duster in Sunbeam
Two Disk UFOs
Bird in Sky with UFO Nearby
UFO Hovering in Cloud
Bird in Flight
Two Birds Close and Far
Cross Shaped UFO
Cross Shaped UFO
UFO Above and Behind Silo
UFO Behind Trees
UFO from Video
UFO in Motion
UFO in Motion
Moving at high speed (>1000 mph?) parallel to ground captured on videocam.
Ejecting two small discs. (2004)
Passing behind tree moving at high speed toward the ground.
Color highlighted to show detail
Negative of prior image to enhace detail
Flying towards the ground behiind silo.
Negative image to show detail.
UFO appears in background above far wing.
Negative image shows solid object in front of cloud.
No UFO, but a beautiful image.
Flying at angle towards thew ground in parallel on left and right of image.
UFO Circled. See next image for closeup enlargement.
Disk, triangle or box shaped craft? Detail seen on side and top of object. Apparent energy field of some sort distorting air below object.
Caught closup on videocam in the "Blurfo" Zone
Bird in foreground in focus and second bird seen in distance where UFOs seen in other images.
Videocam captures be in flight in the "Blurfo" zone.
UFO with short wing-like appendages.
Traveling at lower speed. A nmber of images of this disk shapped craft were captured. This is one selected image.
Composite of several video frames of the object in motion.
Negative of composite of several video frames of the object in motion. More detail shown and it is apparent that object is passing behind power lines and is in distance rather that closup in the "Blurfo" zone.
Docuemtation for one of George Ritter's professional quality video cameras used to capture UFO images, as well as the local birds and bees.
Craft hovering over power pole
George's military abduction experience
As described in the interview with Jerry Pippin
The document below is provided courtesy of Linda Moulton Howe
October 24, 1999 Findlay, Ohio This week, I interviewed a man who
fought in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 and then came back to California to finish
his service, as he said, "in the Combat Developments Experimental Command at
Hunter Liggett Military Reservation eighty miles from Fort Ord in the middle of
the Mojave Desert."
Editor's Clarification since radio broadcast and posting of this report:
Hunter Liggett Military Reservation is located between Monterey and Paso
Robles, California, not in or near the Mojave Desert. This fact was brought to
my attention by several earthfiles.com visitors. I confirmed the location now
called Fort Hunter Liggett on a map and called George Ritter.
He said, "I came out of Viet Nam and went straight to Fort Ord on the ocean.
But for the assignment with that Experimental Command, we were bussed for two
hours into a desert that I was told was the Mohave Desert. Coming from Findlay,
Ohio, I didn't know anything about California and have always assumed that was
the desert we were in. I know we passed Soledad prison and Lockwood on our way
to where we had guard duty."
Looking on a map, Soledad is on Route 101 and Lockwood is at the edge of
Hunter Liggett Military Reservation which was first built in 1940 after the U.
S. Army purchased the land from William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper tycoon.
Straight east of Lockwood is the Salinas Valley, the Cholame Hills, the Diablo
Range hill country and San Joaquin Valley north of Bakersfield. The Mohave
Desert is much further south. Mr. Ritter says to the best of his memory his
Experimental Command's location was described as in the Mojave Desert, but now
does not know why if it was two hours by bus from Ft. Ord. If anyone else has
information about the fall 1967 time period in relationship to Hunter Liggett
Military operations, please contact me.
On the night of October 24th, 1967, he and three of his Army colleagues were on
guard duty at the Experimental Command site. Something happened that convinced
him the U. S. government is hiding knowledge about non-humans interacting with
earth, but he thinks everyone should know. His name is George W. Ritter now
retired in Findlay, Ohio.
George W. Ritter, Specialist Four Infantry, U. S. Army, honorably
discharged from the Armed Forces on September 25, 1968, speaking about an
encounter on October 24, 1967: "I was on guard duty one night with three
other guys. And we were standing there talking and I said, 'Look at that, you
guys! What the hell is that?' We watched it and it was about the color of a
cigarette ember at night. And it was moving from left to right.
It was way far away and small. Kind of looked like the size of a star, only a
different color, like an orange, reddish-orange. And it got bigger and brighter
and started giving off this like orange fluorescent tail. While it was moving
and leaving the tail behind, five little ones dropped out of the bottom of it.
And they got in a V formation. And we're standing there and wondering what in
the heck we're looking at?
So, the five little ones get in a V formation and head straight for us and the
other one just keeps on going. So in no time at all, they are right on top of
us. They were right over our heads and we're standing there and I'm looking up.
They look like they are red hot. But I couldn't feel any heat.
HOW MANY WERE YOU LOOKING AT?
Five in a V-formation. And the other one had passed off from left to right - it
looked like it got bigger and brighter leaving a trail. It was like it had to do
something in order to get bigger and brighter when it dropped these little discs
off and that's when it opened up a hatch or something that let out the lights.
They're (five discs) right on top of us and I could hear just before they got
right to us, I could hear an echoing blip. It was like an electronic beep,
LIKE A SONAR?
Yeah, kind of like water dripping into a large pool of water with an echo sound.
That's exactly what it sounded like. I think that was the beginning of the
abduction as far as I'm concerned. Because it froze us in place. We couldn't
The next thing I know, I'm lifted up into one of these things, but I don't see
my friends anywhere. They are not around. Then I seen this, it was a grey, I
WHAT DID IT LOOK LIKE?
A typical looking grey, big black eyes, paralyzing eyes, those all-knowing eyes!
The first one I saw, I thought to myself, 'Oh, my God, I'm going to die.' And
instantly, this voice comes into my head and says, 'You're not going to die.
You're going to be all right. We're not going to hurt you. We're going to do
some things and then we're going to let you go.'
AND AT THIS POINT, YOU'RE A PART OF THIS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT EXPERIMENTAL
COMMAND AT FT. ORD CALIFORNIA. YOU HAD BEEN THERE WATCHING WITH THREE OTHER MEN
THESE APPEARANCES OF THE HALF A DOZEN RED-ORANGE GLOWING OBJECTS THAT CAME OVER
YOU. DO YOU KNOW WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY MOVED SOME WAY? OR YOUR
OTHER MILITARY COMRADES HAVE BEEN MOVED AWAY? WHAT HAS HAPPENED THAT YOU ARE
I am on the ship. I realized that, but I don't remember how I got on there. And
I don't know where the other guys are.
YOU'RE IN THE SHIP AND THE MEN AREN'T AROUND YOU AND YOU HAVE BEEN SCARED
BY THIS GREY ENTITY WHO IS NOW SAYING THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HARM YOU. WHAT
The first time I really got a good look at this thing, I realized I was laying
flat on my back and I was naked. And this grey thing bent over the table and put
his head right up to mine and I'm telling you what - everything I'd ever known
or experienced or every lesson I had ever learned - all of a sudden, he knew
exactly what I knew.
TAKING YOUR MIND OUT...
Borrowing my tapes or something, you know? It was a strange feeling.
DID THIS ENTITY PUT BACK IN YOUR HEAD ANY INFORMATION?
I'm not exactly sure if that entity did. But I was constantly being reassured
that I wasn't going to die and I was all right. Nothing was going to happen me.
I was going to be returned. I wouldn't remember any of that.
BUT YOU HAVE REMEMBERED.
Yes, I have remembered. And I found out through some hypnosis with Budd Hopkins
that they spent some time looking at my feet, maybe because my feet were
callused. But they seemed to be interested in my feet. And they moved up to my
right thigh. And I got an injection from the right side in my thigh. I know it
was an injection because I knew what an injection felt like and that's what it
was. I'm sure of it. I couldn't really look right down and see what they were
doing because I couldn't move my head. All I could move was my eyes. But I knew
I was flat on my back and I knew I was naked because I was cold. And at one time
I saw the tips of my toes.
DID YOU EVER GET ANY TELEPATHIC COMMUNICATION ABOUT WHY THEY WERE GIVING
YOU A SHOT?
No. But all the communication was telepathic. All of it. I never opened my mouth
and neither did they.
DID ALL THE ENTITIES AROUND YOU LOOK IDENTICAL? OR WERE SOME DIFFERENT AND
COULD YOU DESCRIBE THE DIFFERENCES?
There were three other smaller ones, but the one that bent over me was
definitely a little bit different. Maybe a little taller. But he seemed like he
was the boss. He was running the show or whatever was going on. And there was a
weird misty light in there, sort of the orchid color of black light like it was
shining through a fog or something.
DID THE TALLER GREY BEING ALSO HAVE THE LARGE BLACK EYES?
DID THEY ALL HAVE THE LARGE BLACK EYES?
DID YOU EVER HAVE AN IMPRESSION THAT THOSE BLACK EYES MIGHT BE SHIELDS
OVER YET A DIFFERENT EYE UNDERNEATH THE SHIELDS?
I couldn't see through it, but I thought about it and sometimes I thought they
were almost like sunglasses that weren't connected and didn't have any ear rod
pieces on them.
COULD YOU ALSO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY RIDGES OR WRINKLES ON THE GREY ENTITY
YOU THOUGHT WAS IN CHARGE? OR WAS THE SKIN ENTIRELY SMOOTH?
It seemed like it was smooth, but it was cold in there, colder than heck.
DID THEY HAVE ANY CLOTHING ON?
No. When Budd showed me a picture of an entity that had on a black turtle neck
sweater - that's the guy. That one looks more like the ones I was with than any
other pictures I've ever seen. Whitley Strieber's Communion book - that face is
too symmetrical - it's not round enough. Their faces are egg shaped or
So, anyway they gave me a shot in the thigh near my groin area. I didn't like
them messing around like that, but there was nothing I could do about it. And
then one of them came up to my left side and put his whole hand, it felt like,
inside the upper left side of my chest.
LITERALLY PUT IT INSIDE YOUR CHEST SOME HOW?
Inside my chest cavity, yes.
BUT WITHOUT DOING SURGERY ON YOU?
Yes. It was just like he reached in there and did something and withdrew. I
wasn't freaking out, but I was trying to figure out what the hell they were
doing. Anyway, after they messed around with my feet, gave me a shot and did
something in my groin area, they got me dressed. The reason I knew I was naked,
I saw my toes and I couldn't figure out how they got my boots off so fast
because they were laced up and tied tight. But then, the more I realized that I
figured there must have been some sort of time dilation involved here.
Otherwise, I couldn't have lost three hours in what seemed like three
minutes. When they were all done, they took me to another room and there was -
I'm going to say it was an angel. That's the only thing I know how to say it was
because I've never seen an angel before. Always been told that angels would come
as a light source or as a light being. That's exactly what this thing was. It
was the source of its own energy.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE IT IN MORE DETAIL FROM HEAD TO TOE?
It didn't have a form. It was just a ball of light energy that was so bright and
so loving and caring, I just knew it was an angel. Unless I was completely
fooled. But it told me some things. It told me that in the near future - God
only knows what that is to them - that something wonderful was going to happen.
This light being told me that I had had syphilis, that I was cured now, and I
argued with it and I said, 'No, that's impossible because I got checked before I
left Vietnam. And I didn't have it or I would never have left the country.' And
the thing seemed to think my arguing with it was amusing.
IT WAS COMMUNICATING WITH YOU IN YOUR MIND?
That's the way they all do. They all did it.
WHEN IT WAS COMMUNICATING WITH YOU IN YOUR MIND, DID YOU ALSO HAVE IMAGES
GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND AT THE SAME TIME?
Not that I can remember. But I'm sure there could have been screen memories put
in there. They thought they could do just about anything they wanted to.
WHEN THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING WONDERFUL WOULD HAPPEN, DO YOU HAVE
THE IMPRESSION THAT THAT RELATED TO THE ENTIRE WORLD OR TO YOU ONLY?
To the entire world. But they wouldn't tell me what it was. And they told me
that this was a reminder that I had to keep my end of our arrangement that was
made long ago.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO BE WHAT?
That some time, somewhere, I cut some kind of deal with them or made to believe
that. And they were just checking on me and reminding me that I would keep my
end of the arrangement and that was that. The next thing I know, I'm standing on
the ground again right where I was before right next to my friends and they are
not there. I am still looking up. The objects are gone. And we're just standing
YOUR MILITARY COLLEAGUES ARE THERE?
Yeah. They had to have seen all of this because when I told them, 'Hey, we're on
guard duty and under our general orders and the oath we took, we have to turn
this into the Sergeant of the Guard. Our general orders say we have to report
everything strange and unusual. And this is strange and unusual.'
So, we went to my Sergeant, Sergeant Palmer, who was at the time a Platoon
Sergeant and I told him exactly what happened. And he looked me straight in the
eye and he said, 'Ritter, keep your mouth shut about this. Do not tell anyone
anything about it. Everything will be just fine.' And I said, 'No, Sergeant
Palmer, I can't keep my mouth shut.' I reminded him of my oath, my general
orders. He said, 'Look, I see these things out here and other people have seen
them out here and if you don't keep your mouth shut, you're going to the psycho
ward.' So I said, 'Fine, so be it. Send me to the psycho ward.' And they did!
THEY PUT YOU IN THE PSYCHO WARD?
Yes. I was in the psycho ward for two months.
ON WHAT GROUNDS?
That I had reported a UFO I guess. It's OK to see them, but not to report them.
At least in the military.
THAT WAS IN OCTOBER OF 1967.
Yes, ma am.
YOU WERE IN FOR TWO MONTHS.
And basically, in order to get out of there I had to convince them that I saw
something but didn't know what I saw. And Jesus, I didn't tell them I was on the
YOU NEVER TOLD ANYONE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE WITH THE GREY ENTITIES ON SOME
SORT OF CRAFT?
Oh, yeah, I told my Sergeant, but I didn't tell them in the psycho ward because
I didn't want to be in there forever.
THEY WERE KEEPING YOU IN THE PSYCHO WARD ONLY ON THE GROUNDS OF HAVING
REPORTED THE RED-ORANGE LIGHTS?
UFOs and the abduction because they wanted to find out what I knew or
remembered, if anything.
YOU DECIDED NOT TO TELL THEM?
I decided to clam up. I figured if I could convince them I didn't know what I
saw or what happened, I could get out of here. Well, I did. But I didn't drop
the ball. As soon as they got me back to the desert again, I'm out there and I'm
investigating some things, turning over every rock I can, and they warned me
again and I told them to go to hell. I said, 'This is not right. You guys are
covering something up.' And bang! I'm right back in the psycho ward. They kept
me there from January 1968 until my April 1968 ETF.
BUT THAT HAD CONVINCED YOU THAT THEY WERE ACTUALLY USING PSYCHO WARDS AS
PUNISHMENT FOR ANYONE REPORTING A UFO ENCOUNTER?
Not only that, but when people in there found out what I was in there for, I got
reports from other people!
YOU GOT REPORTS FROM OTHER PEOPLE IN THERE THAT THEY HAD SEEN THINGS AND
THEY WERE ALSO IN THERE BECAUSE THEY HAD REPORTED THEM?
Yes, and their family members. This one kid told me that his mother out in
California had seen a UFO come up out of the reservoir and take off. After what
I'd been through, I didn't doubt the kid.
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR THREE MILITARY COLLEAGUES WHEN THE RED-ORANGE THINGS
CAME OVER YOU AND YOU WERE ABDUCTED?
Absolutely nothing. They kept their mouths shut.
DID YOU TALK WITH THEM PRIVATELY OFF THE RECORD AND ASK WHAT THEY HAD SEEN
HAPPEN TO YOU?
I told them, 'What the hell is wrong with you people? Don't you realize what
happened out there? And what's going on here? That we're dealing with something
that's not even from this planet, probably. And they would start to remember
different things about seeing it and as soon as I would wait for an answer, they
totally forgot about it again. And I wondered, 'What the hell is going on?!'
They went to sleep that night and I couldn't sleep for a week. I broke out with
a rash in my groin area.
When they let me out after the first two months was up, I went back to the
desert and I kept digging, nosing around. And they sent the CID out there, the
Criminal Investigation Division.
FOR THE ARMY?
Like I was some kind of criminal. I saw him talking to my Sergeant and they were
pointing at me and this guy was writing stuff on a clipboard.
DID YOU GET AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE?
Yes, I got an Honorable Discharge like everything was normal.
Close up George Walter Ritter's name and date of Honorable Discharge.
WHEN DID THAT OCCUR?
September 25, 1968. I went back to Findlay, Ohio to work in the factory where I
had worked before the Army, but the Army wouldn't allow me to get back to work
and held up my formal discharge for six months.
WHAT WAS THE ARMY'S REASON FOR HOLDING IT UP?
'For the convenience of the government,' I was told.
WHEN YOU ASKED SUPERIORS WHY, WHAT ANSWERS DID THEY GIVE?
They don't answer and you don't ask questions.
TODAY, YOU'RE SPEAKING OUT BECAUSE...
I've been speaking out for a long time. I've been telling this truth to anybody
who will listen to it. I was raised always to tell the truth. I took my military
training seriously and my orders seriously. And that was all I was doing,
following orders. And I was in fact told by my superior officer to forget about
the orders and to keep my mouth shut.
I just couldn't believe it. Why didn't they want anybody to know what is going
on? Or that we were actually being visited by somebody from somewhere else that
had craft like I'd never seen before that defied all laws that I ever knew. How
did they get me from the ground up there without landing?
YOU ARE UPSET BY GOVERNMENT KNOWLEDGE AND COVER-UP?