Aug 02, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

UFOs at Reunion Island Where Possible MH370 Wreckage Found

The media this week trumpeted the discovery of debris from a Boeing 777 that is possibly the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The place where the debris was found is the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion, which is also the location of Piton de la Fournaise (“Peak of the Furnace” in French), one of the most active volcanoes in the world and one that is erupting just as investigators swarm to the island. If those names sound familiar, it may be because Reunion Island has had numerous UFO sightings and multiple encounters with an alien species known as the Michelin Men – so named because of their tire-mascot-like shape or spacesuits. Is there a connection? Are aliens drawing the searchers to the wreckage? Or are they protecting their secret volcano location?

According to various UFO sightings records, the first Michelin Man sighting on Reunion Island occurred in 1968 when Luce Fontaine saw a five-meter-wide an oval object with a translucent center and two humanoids carrying what looked like diving suits.

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A sketch made by an artist of the UFO and aliens in collaboration with the witness

The most famous sighting was in 1975 when a 21-year-old man reported hearing “bleep-beeps” in his ear for days that eventually led him to a flying saucer and three Michelin Men aliens. He watched the craft depart and there were numerous other sightings of a UFO that day.

Other sightings without aliens at Reunion Island include a UFO near a plane in 1977, a green object surrounded by a bright blue light witnessed by hundreds of people in 1978, a UFO seen at the time on an eruption in 1985 and a UFO sighting by one person in 2005. This video is from a sighting in 2014.

Besides UFOs, the Michelin Men and Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island has also been a hotbed of shark attacks, with over 18 in four years, including seven that were fatal.

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The Piton de la Fournaise erupting

As of this writing, there has been no verification that the debris found at Reunion Island is from the MH370 flight. Should we not also seek answers as to why the debris suddenly appeared on this mysterious island where no one was looking before? Is there any connection between the missing flight, the UFOs, the Michelin Men, the active volcano and possibly even the shark attacks?

Lots of dots to work with here.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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