Thursday, 14 November 2013
UFO Journal Issue:
Vol. V, No. 1, September-October 1969
(National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena,
Washington, D.C.) (ufodocarchive.org)
The issue contains the articles, “SUBMERGING UFO REPORTED,” “UFO CLEARING HOUSE RECOMMENDED,” “BOOK COVERS HEARINGS,” “HIDDEN REPORT – Pilot ‘Dog-Fights’ A UFO,” “NICAP BOOK READY SOON,” “English Documentary” and “NICAP PANEL STUDIES OCCUPANT REPORTS”:
Quote from the article, ‘HIDDEN REPORT – Pilot ‘Dog-Fights’ A UFO’: “The former AF pilot is now a captain on a major airline. Because of the airline’s policy, he had to remain anonymous as he described – off camera – his 12-year-old sighting.
At the time of the encounter, he and another AF pilot were flying F-86-D jet interceptors over the central San Joaquin Valley of California. After the Castle AFB tower asked if he could detect a UFO he saw a circular, luminescent object which he estimated as between 50 and
in diameter. As be tried to close in, with the second F-86, the UFO dived into
In an attempt to box in the unknown object one pilot flew above the cloud, the other below it. A ‘dog-fight’ between cloud layers resulted, with the UFO ascending and descending vertically ‘at quite a speed.’
For a brief period, the captain reported, he got a radar lock-on to the object. As this happened, the UFO appeared to contract and fade away. At other times, he said, the object apparently would allow them to approach to a certain distance and then maneuver up and down to keep them from getting too close. Near the end of the encounter, the UFO reversed the chase pattern, following the second F-86 before finally disappearing upward into the clouds.
Details of the sighting were reported to Castle AFB.”
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