U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker Airplane
Encounters Large UFO, Alaska, 30 January 1987
Two and a half months after the JAL Flight 1628’s UFOs encounter (the previous post), a similar incident occurred over Alaska. A U.S. Air Force Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker flew inbound from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska to Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska. At 20,000 feet the airplane crew sighted a very large disk shaped UFO that was similar to the one encountered by the JAL Flight 1628. The UFO moved to within 13 metres (40 feet) of the KC-135.
And as can be determined by the U.S. Air Force Pilot’s question 5:29 minutes into the video, it's apparent that he has been briefed about the JAL Flight 1628’s UFO encounter.
The answer by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) official was also very interesting. He said, “It’s very rare seeing the lights (UFOs) up there”. He thereby admitted that UFOs were seen from time to time, albeit rarely!
And the silly notion that the U.S. government (here the FAA) is not investigating UFO sightings or is not interested in UFOs, can once and for all be ruled out by listening to the message the U.S. Air Force Captain received from the FAA (8:17 minutes into the video). The FAA message to the U.S. Air Force Captain said, “Call the local FAA office in Anchorage after you have landed at Eielson Air Force Base”. Then the Captain asked, “That’s concerning the object we were looking at?” “Affirmative”, answered the Eielson Air Force Base official.
So anyone who wants to define the UFO phenomenon as being a myth must first find plausible explanations for several thousand cases that involve UFO sightings, films and photographs made by highly credible, top government officials from around the world. And then you have the UFO radar data.
Segment from the documentary, “UFO Files: Black Box UFO Secrets” (The History Channel) (The KC-135 crew’s UFO encounter can be seen 6:55 minutes into the video):
(Source: franklee00 (YouTube channel))
Less than 24 hours later (31 January 1987), the Alaska Airlines Flight 53 encountered several very large disk shaped UFOs that trailed them. The UFOs eventually flew away from the airplane, moving about a mile a second!
Quote from the Wikipedia article:
U.S. Air Force Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker