Wednesday, 30 October 2013

UFO News Article:
“Salinas Encounters UFO Lights”

27 February 1978 (The Press-Courier, Oxnard, California)

Two air traffic controllers and several other people sighted huge green lights near Alisal (California), a Salinas suburb (located about five miles east of Salinas), on 26 February 1978, at around 7:10 p.m., The Press-Courier informs:

Quote from the article:
“ ‘Something did happen in that area, but what it was is unknown,’ Salinas police Lt. Ray Jackson said today. He said police had no explanation for the lights.

Most reports mentioned four ‘very, very large’ green lights, Jackson said. One person said they were moving at about 50 miles per hour. Another said the lights seemed to be attached to a single object about four stories high, Jackson said.

He (Air Traffic Controller Richard Lockwood) said the light appeared to be two to four miles away, about 30 feet in diameter and about 200 feet above the ground.

‘By the time you could count one-two-three, it had gone down,’ he said. He said he did not think it was an aircraft since it was ‘a solid mass of green.’

Although the sightings were near Alisal High School, Jackson said the lights were reportedly too big to be devised by kids as optical tricks.”

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Aerial view of Salinas, California
( photo)

UFO News Article:
“ ’68 UFO run-in at ND air base still unresolved”

24 October 2008 (INFORUM, Fargo, North Dakota)

INFORUM focuses on the 24 October 1968 Minot Air Force Base (North Dakota) UFO incident:

This U.S. Air Force photo shows the B-52 radar screen on which a blip of the UFO appears ( photo)