Saturday, 27 February 2016

UFO Article:
“Subject: Minuteman II ICBM Deployment
to SAC Bases in 1966 And The UFO Sightings”

By Daniel Wilson, 19 October 2006

Quote from the article:
“In 1966 the Minuteman II ICBM was deployed to 5 SAC bases, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Minot Air Force Base, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, and Whiteman Air Force Base. Malmstrom Air Force Base was also selected as the location for an additional Minuteman squadron, and LFs and LCFs were consequently constructed at this base. The first Minuteman II was deployed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, in August 1965.

In early 1966 UFOs were being reported at these same SAC bases.”

Map of SAC Military Bases, U.S.A. (
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U.S. Government UFO Document:
DATE – TIME GROUP: April 1966 (not 1959)/
LOCATION: Grand Forks, North Dakota”

(Project Blue Book, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)

Source:, Lindon, Utah

Quote from the document:
(Project Blue Book (Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio) memorandum) (Page 2):
“Call from SSgt Levy ext 6621 or 6622, Grand Forks, N Dakota regarding observation of approximately ten days ago by (blacked out text) of McHenry, North Dakota. Phone through exchange Tolna, (blacked out text). He is a farmer and saw this object near the Minuteman I-37. Sighting 60 miles ESE of Grand Forks AFB. Looked like glass Bulbs inside of a ring. The sound was like a tractor back firing. He has made sketches of it  It was at 8 pm that he observed the object. This man had reported it to Minot but they hadn’t done anything about it so he called Grand Forks and told them he had reported it to Minot and was worried cause the UFO was near the Minuteman site. He hadn’t thought anything about it at first but then got to thinking it was near the Minuteman site. SSgt Levy said the whole thing was pretty well confused and the man had wanted to hear from someone on his observation to fill out forms or something of the kind. Informed Sgt Levy that we would send this man a form 164 to complete. Sgt Levy is going to send us a report of his conversation and how the mess got into his hands. He would inform the man that he was going to be sent some forms to fill out, and that he was sure this would please him.

(Letter from Department of the Air Force, Headquarters 4th Strategic Aerospace Division (SAC), Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota to Project Blue Book, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio) (Page 3):
1. Following is a written recount of a telephone call between this directorate and the UFO Center. This is the information offered to the Center.

2. A call was received at Grand Forks AFB Base Operations on Wednesday morning, April 13. It was from a Mr. (blacked out text), a farmer, of McHenry, N.D., telephone number Tolna (blacked out text). His farm is located 7 1/2 miles north and 2 miles east of McHenry. The farm is approximately 1 1/2 miles away from a Minuteman II missile site, I-37, and this is the reason he made the report, because he was worried that the sighting was in the vicinity of the site. Sometime between 3-7 April 1966, he made a sighting at 8 p.m. in the evening. All he could tell was that the object resembled glass bulbs in a ring and made a sound like a farm tractor backfiring. He didn’t make the report at first, but later changed his mind because of the Minuteman II silo.


Director of Information”:

McHenry, North Dakota, is located 123 kilometres (76 miles) south-west of Grand Forks.

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U.S.G.S. orthophoto of Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota
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Satellite photo of Grand Forks, North Dakota (
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