Monuments Commemorating Fortean Phenomena & Incidents

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TripAdvisor:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g297904-d554394-Reviews-UFO_Monument-Chiayi.html

... presents a photo of a 'UFO Monument' in Chiayi, Taiwan.

I'm unable to locate any info on this display, so I'm not sure what - if any - Fortean event(s) it may commemorate. :dunno:

Chiayi's Tropic of Cancer (UFO Monument)
Between Chiayi and points south, you'll likely have noticed the Tropic of Cancer located in Chiayi city. It looks somewhat like a water tower, but with windows. Some people think it resembles a flying saucer on legs; others describe it as “a giant concrete mushroom" or most likely a "UFO". In fact, it's the Solar Exploration Center. The tropic of cancer is cutting across 16 countries of the world and Taiwan is one of them which also the largest island located on it.


http://www.maxtourdrivers.net/chiayi-2202520041.html

Official website for the Center :

http://sec235.cyc.edu.tw/

 

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There's supposedly a plaque placed at the scene of the 1979 Bob Taylor / Dechmont Woods / Livingston UFO incident. ...
The local council has gone further in officially recognizing the event and creating a 'UFO trail' at the site.

West Lothian Council create ‘UFO trail’ at site of famous close encounter
The scene of a close encounter with a UFO is set to attract visitors from across the world after being officially recognised by a council.

West Lothian Council has created a “UFO trail” in woods where a forestry worker claimed he was attacked by a craft from outer space almost 40 years ago. ...

West Lothian Council has now placed marker posts and a display board in the woods to point the way to the scene of the baffling incident. It is the only officially recognised UFO site in Scotland.

Tom Conn, executive councillor for the environment, said: “The Dechmont Woods encounter is Scotland’s most famous alleged UFO incident, and has featured in a number of books and TV programmes. The information board will help visitors to Dechmont Law find the exact location of the encounter, as well as give details of Mr Taylor’s report of the incident. ...
SOURCE: https://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/w...l-at-site-of-famous-close-encounter-1-4807498
 

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Here's a sort of 'meta-Fortean' or 'second-order Fortean' monument - a hoaxed memorial to a NY giant octopus attack that never really happened. It is separately discussed in this FTMB thread:

http://forum.forteantimes.com/index...-to-400-killed-in-giant-octopus-attack.61746/
Joe Reginella's made another memorial!

It's a story every native New Yorker knows well: on the night of July 13th, 1977—the same night of the infamous 1977 Blackout—the tugboat "Maria 120" was patrolling Upper New York Bay between Battery Park and Liberty Island when an unidentified aircraft fell from the sky into the water. When two Coast Guard boats arrived to help with the recovery, they discovered that there was no trace of the aircraft—and the entire six-person crew of "Maria 120" had vanished. To this day, no one knows exactly what happened to them, though most historians agree it was an honest-to-goodness alien abduction.

Of course, none of that is true—it's the work of artist Joe Reginella, who has made a hobby of producing elaborate hoaxes like this to have fun with tourists and naive NYers. His latest creation, a memorial to the "NYC UFO Tugboat Abduction," can be spotted on certain days in Battery Park: a bronze statute of a man looking toward the sky with an alien at his feet.




http://gothamist.com/2018/11/26/ufo_abduction_statue_nyc.php
 

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The Frederick Valentich memorial plaque in honour of the young pilot who vanished off Cape Otway, Victoria, Australia in 1978. He radioed in to say a mysterious craft, not a plane was hovering over him before he vanished. No trace of his aircraft was ever found. Many claim he was a victim of a true alien abduction. It is a particularly odd story.
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We also have the Harolt Holt memorial at Portsea, Victoria, Australia. Harold Holt was our Prime Minister from 1966 until his presumed death from drowning in the sea in 1967. His body was never found. One persistent rumour was that he was a spy for the Chinese and swam out to an awaiting submarine and whisked off, never to be seen again. Logic dictates that he simply drowned or possibly the victim of a shark attack (he was swimming in poor weather), but who knows? See below for the memorial at the beach where he was last seen and below that, ironically, the Harold Holt memorial swimming centre (that's Australian humour for you).
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The local council has gone further in officially recognizing the event and creating a 'UFO trail' at the site.



SOURCE: https://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/w...l-at-site-of-famous-close-encounter-1-4807498
Ooh that would be good to visit sometime...

... I've read about it before but never knew exactly where it was so thanks for your map link :)


Reminds me of the Rendlesham Forest UFO trail, which is well worth a walk around. Lovely place.

http://www.postcardfromsuffolk.com/rendlesham-forest-ufo-trail/



The Frederick Valentich memorial plaque in honour of the young pilot who vanished off Cape Otway, Victoria, Australia in 1978. He radioed in to say a mysterious craft, not a plane was hovering over him before he vanished. No trace of his aircraft was ever found. Many claim he was a victim of a true alien abduction. It is a particularly odd story.
And I'd also like to visit this... it is a fascinating and very odd story, as you say.
 

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There's a statue of Ogopogo at Okanagan Lake - on the lake bottom ...
Do you know about the Ogopogo statue at the bottom of Okanagan Lake?
An eight-foot tall, 14-foot long sea monster resides at the bottom of Okanagan lake.

It’s a life-size homage to the legendary N’ha-a-itk, better known to many as Ogopogo. ...

Doug Lundgren, office manager at Diving Dynamics, helped install the statue in the early 1990s with a team and the artist, who he says lived in the Pandosy neighbourhood.

“The statue is fantastic, we take scuba divers down there and the visibility is about 10 or 12 feet, they are looking down and all the sudden they see this green shadow and their eyes just become dinner plates,” said Lundgren.

“We got together a team of divers, towed it across the lake and slowly sank it and then anchored it to the bottom of the lake. One of our biggest concerns was boats putting anchors down and catching him, but that hasn’t happened yet.” ...
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SOURCE: https://www.saobserver.net/news/do-you-know-about-the-ogopogo-statue-at-the-bottom-of-okanagan-lake/
 
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