I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

Well, you had to expect it sooner or later. With the Bigfoot challenge and the James Randi psychic challenge, it was only a matter of time before someone offered big money for proof that an alien race/s have been visiting this little blue (for the time being) planet we call earth.

Driven by the release of a new motion picture based on the now defunct Project Bluebook, filmmaker James Fox will be offering a $100K prize, which we can only conclude is a promotional tool for the movie entitled “701”, named for the number of unexplained incidents cataloged during the Air force’s Bluebook investigation.

As much as I’d love to cover this entire story myself, it looks as though Alejandro Rojas over at Huff Post has it pretty well handled with his exclusive:

James Fox to Announce $100,000 UFO Reward for Proof of an ET Spacecraft (EXCLUSIVE)

Nearly every day, videos, photos and eyewitness accounts of UFOs pop up on the Internet.

Some are hoaxes. Some are quirks in the weather. Some sightings are never explained and forevermore remain UFOs.

The photo above, taken by Hannah McRoberts on Vancouver Island in British Columbia in 1981, is considered one of the most credible UFO pictures.

Still, never has there been widely accepted positive proof of an extraterrestrial spacecraft, though there are those who believe various government agencies around the world have conspired to hide the truth.

Now, however, if someone can prove otherwise, they will be $100,000 richer.

Filmmaker James Fox will make this announcement as part of the promotion for his upcoming movie The 701, inspired by the Air Force’s two-decade UFO study, Project Blue Book.

The massive study into 12,618 UFO sightings, which ended in 1969, was able to explain away all but 701 of these sightings.

Fox, who previously directed Out of the Blue (2002) and I Know What I Saw (2009), will reveal the $100K challenge at the 22nd International UFO Congress (IUFOC), which begins Feb. 27, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

“One of the aspects that sets our film apart is the producers’ commitment to bringing forth never-before-seen evidence. As part of this effort, we’re offering a $100,000 reward for the best proof that some UFOs are alien spacecraft,” Fox told The Huffington Post exclusively.

“This material can be in the form of a photograph, video or film footage or debris from an alleged crash site. But it must be able to withstand scientific scrutiny by our chosen panel.

“Our intent is not to create another television UFO documentary, but to produce a feature film for worldwide theatrical release — ‘The 701’ — the most compelling film ever produced on UFOs,” Fox said.

“701 is the number the government doesn’t want you to know about. The U.S. Air Force had a serious problem, starting in the late 1940s. Technological devices were invading our airspace with total impunity. Glinting, metallic discs, which could accelerate and maneuver in ways hard to imagine, were being seen in incredible numbers by reliable witnesses. Many of them were pilots.”

Fox, one of the co-stars of National Geographic’s Chasing UFOs, will be sharing the IUFOC podium over the five-day event with former nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman; ex-FBI Special Agent (and host of the Syfy Channel’s Fact, or Faked) Ben Hansen; skeptical research scientist Ben McGee; former UK Ministry of Defense officer Nick Pope; and regression therapist Barbara Lamb, among others, presenting a compelling variety of topics, including:

Ancient Astronauts and Technologies
Physics of Space Travel
A New Look At The Cosmos
ET/Human Hybrids
Close Encounters of The 4th Kind: ET Contact(snip)

(snip)Once the $100,000 UFO challenge is announced, it’s expected that many people will submit items they feel are credible contenders for the reward. On the other hand, the ease by which UFO photos can be made these days may account for many of the entries.


The image above is an enlargement from the main picture at the top of the story. Could this be a candidate for a $100,000 payoff? Let the contest begin. Head on over the Huff Post for the rest of this fascinating $100K challenge.

James Fox is best known in the UFO community for his documentary, “I Know What I Saw” as well as appearances on TV and Radio. You can purchase the special 4 DVD set of said documentary and 50% of all proceeds will go toward the Gulf clean up effort. Remember that? Yea, well it’s still being cleaned up.

Here’s the History Channel edition of “I Know What I Saw” (sans all the goodies offered in the DVD offer) courtesy of Youtuber Dante Chazy:

While many have heard of Project Bluebook, there were other investigations throughout America’s history. Many of these were under the umbrella of the allegedMajestic 12“. Projects Sign, Sigma and Grudge are just a few of those included.

It wasn’t until 2011 that the US Gov decided it was time to offer some sort of reparation to alleviate pressure from the private sector. The FBI Vault opened it’s doors on April 11 of that year allowing anyone access to UFO, conspiracy, secret Gov ops, etc… albeit having a large percentage of available content blacked out.

Getting back to the James Fox money challenge, you may be thinking, only $100K? Pfft! Why should I bother? Doing a quick review of your bank account should answer that question. Besides, that paltry sum is just a fraction of what you’ll acquire as the first person to prove visitation by ET. Think of the popularity you’ll gain with the US Gov? Not only that, but you’ll also attract the attention of other governments around the globe as well as certain organizations who will remain *pushes thumb against nose* nameless. Finally, I’m sure ET himself will want to get a piec…err, I mean an audience with you. You see! You’ll be dead*cough* I mean, rich and popular in no time!

So, there you have it! Now get out there and start sending those telepathic messages to your ET brethren! Or just wait and I’m sure they’ll be along soon enough…..

Thanks to the following sources for contributing to this article: Huff Post, James Fox, The History Channel and Dante Chazy.

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  • Dung Shooken

    That’s a lid to an ice bucket!

  • Scott_McMan

     Are you contending that they threw the object into the sky and then photographed it? Even with a fast exposure that would be difficult in 1981 by an amateur photog.

    Besides, the story has little to do with that picture.

  • Dung Shooken

    I have never contended anything in my life! I might have proposed, inferred, suggested or even SPECULATED, but never contended.

  • Scott_McMan

     Hmm, you’re first comment leaves little wiggle room, especially with the finality of that exclamation point. Shall I repeat what you said, or would you just like to scan down to it?

    LOL! One thing is certain, you’re not short on dry humor.

  • BW

    Scott, so that you don’t think me completely lacking in manners, -thank you- for the article.  Some comments follow.

    I have to say, though, that these sorts of “offers” with regards to the paranormal are really just a big yawn.  I doubt, for example, anyone would ever be able to provide enough evidence to sway James Randi even if a genuine act of magic bit him on his behind — it just isn’t, er, “in the cards” for Mr. Randi to ever accept, that something so outside of his firm expectation of what reality is, could ever occur.

    Perhaps the offer regarding UFO’s is more sincere.

    I’d also offer that the Fox’s comment about the “late 1940’s” is a bit off.  Foo Fighters are an aspect of the UFO phenomenon that was well documented before military encounters with UFO’s started being hidden from public view by making the events classified information.  Unless I am misinformed, Foo Fighters, a phenomena from the mid-1940’s at latest, were never rationally explained and remained a mystery to the air intelligence personnel of both the Axis and the Allies.  It is worthwhile recalling that the report of the Robertson Panel not only mentioned balls of energy in connection with Foo Fighters, but metallic disks as well.



  • Scott_McMan

     BW, thanks for reading. Even if people insult me, I’d rather they do it after reading an entire article, rather than jumping to the video or photo and then straight to the comments.

    As for these challenges, you hit it right on the head. They mean nothing and you have a better chance of hitting the Powerball. That’s kind of why I was thinking his offer of 100K was more laughable than someone actually collecting any of these prizes.

    Good point made about the Foo fighters as well. I completely missed that.

  • James Randi

    Umm, I believe your reference to a “poultry sum” should be to “a paltry sum”…?  Chickens have little to do with UFOs, to my knowledge.

    James Randi.

  • It’s chicken scratch compared to the $10 million being offered for bigfoot   ;  )

  • BW

     Scott, thanks for the comments.  I should mention why I dislike the offers of money for proof.  While largely harmless, all these offers really do is add yet another element of theater to topics that are IMO already very overloaded in that regard.

    Perhaps I am humorless in this case, but after nearly a full lifetime of on-and-off monitoring of the topic of UFOs, it seems as though the government and the enthusiast community practically compete with each other to see who can introduce more disinformation to the public at large.  Spectacles like the Air Force’s ever changing narrative of “what really happened at Roswell” are IMO a sorry use of tax dollars and darned near an obvious show of contempt for the public the military is sworn to protect.

    Your articles give the topic a fairly sober look without wandering into the various believer and denier cul-de-sacs — thanks again.



  • Scott_McMan

    Holy Cow, you’re right! Boy is my face red! Good thing I’m not a real journalist, I’d be laughed out of the club.

  • Nick Reseda

    THIS IS A TRUE STORY! In 1974, Paradise Valley a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. My sister and I had a UFO Experience. I was 7 years old and she was 9.

    In the fall of 1974 my sister and I were walking to school, it was around 4:00am and completely dark outside. The reason why we were walking to school so early is because in 1974 Paradise Valley was brand new, our new school “Arrowhead” was still being built, so “Indian Bend” had Double Sessions to accommodate all the children. First session was 5am-11am.

    We were walking to school and then we saw a huge golden pyramid floating in front of Shadow Mountain about 50 feet above the ground, right where this “water treatment plant” is located. It was massive 300 feet tall and 300 feet wide at least. I don’t have any memory of anything after that except a generic memory of going to school that day. I have an implant that is in my hand, a little black spot, under my skin. At the age of 7, that moment changed my life. I have been on a quest ever since to find out what that was. When you see the golden pyramid of The Illuminati, that would be the best way to describe the pyramid we saw. Here is a link to a documentary called “The UFO Experience”, there is video of this exact same pyramid in the film.


  • Aaron Water

    The UFO in that photo is a frisbee. I travelled through that area in 1973 on a motorcycle and waited at that same ferry terminal. There is a beach / picnic ground for waiting travellers to the right of the picture. People throw frisbees into the wind and catch them as they glide back. The photographer knew that when she took the photo but didn’t register it to memory at the time because she was using the mountain as the subject. Later upon review she noticed the frisbee and the rest is history. Check this photo: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/CZbcyn6oYmY/maxresdefault.jpg

    The end.