UFO-Memorial Ängelholm is a shrine dedicated to a
supposed UFO landing in
Kronoskogen, a suburb of Ängelholm, Sweden.
Europe's only such shrine except for the Emilcin UFO memorial in Emilcin, Poland.
The UFO Memorial in Ängelholm
Dedicated in 1963, it is situated in a forest clearing at
Kronoskogen, which had witnessed numerous "large-scale test
flights" in that time period. The UFO-Memorial Ängelholm
memorialises the landing of a UFO, which is said to have taken
place on May 18, 1946 and been seen by the Swedish ice hockey
player Gösta Carlsson. The memorial
consists of a model of the UFO and the landing traces, and is
constructed of concrete
Clas Svahn, chairman of UFO-Sweden
investigated the case and written a book together with Gösta
Carlsson about the incident. According to him there was no
convincing evidence that the event ever took place the way Gösta
Carlsson described it.
In the encounter Gösta Carlsson claims to have received recipes for
natural remedies. Based on this knowledge he started the
pharmaceutical companies Cernelle
which grew to become a success and
made him wealthy. He later founded the first professional
ice-hockey club in Sweden — Rögle
The memorial was recently sabotaged by a large fire under the
momument itself, causing the concrete to crack and the grass
underneath to burn. A fund has been created to pay for the repairs
and the monument is now being restored to its original state.
- , Clas Svahn, Archives for UFO Research Foundation Newsletter,