Wednesday, 4 May 2016

U.S. Government UFO Document:
U.S. Navy Letter To UFO Researcher Robert Todd

12 June 1978
(Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida)


In this letter, Naval Air Station Jacksonville responds to Robert Todd’s request for information about the UFO sightings that occurred at the Pinecastle Electronic Warfare Range, Ocala National Forest, Ocala, Florida, on 14 May 1978.

The letter is written by N. P. Young, Public Affairs Officer:

Quote from the document:
“2205 – Received a phone call from a lady in Silver Glenn Springs wondering if we had flare drops and was informed we had no operations.

2215 – Received a phone call from a man in Silver Glenn Springs wondering if we had aircraft flying in the area. He was informed that no aircrafts were operating in the area.

2220 – TD2 Collins from MSQ 102 went to the tower to check visual siting of any aircraft, then went to operate MSQ 102 to scan the area.


Excerpts from Pinecastle Electronic Warfare Range Duty Officer Log relative to UFO sightings.”

Wikipedia article: “Naval Air Station Jacksonville”:

Mid-1940s photo of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, 
Florida ( photo)

UFO Case Directory:
“Category 9, RADAR –
Radar Confirms Unidentified Lights –
May 14, 1978 –
Pinecastle Electronic Warfare Range, Florida”


The whole UFO case report (by Dan Wilson):
“May 14, 1978; Pinecastle Electronic Warfare Range, Florida
At 10:00 and 10:10 p.m. local time, the Pinecastle Duty Officer at the U.S. Navy Pinecastle Electronic Warfare Range received two calls from unidentified civilians reporting a UFO with red, green and white lights. The control tower was notified and the watchstander observed stationary lights at an estimated altitude of 1600 feet in the area reported by the callers. Orders went out to activate the MSQ-102 Radar. After a 20 minute warm up the radar detected a unidentified blip ‘fluttering’ over the CD Tower. The tracking computer was put on the unidentified target which was showing very little movement. The target was observed for approximately one hour when it began to move at about 400-500 knots. The radar operator said he tried to ‘train’ the radar on the object but it accelerated rapidly, evading his efforts to lock and track it on the computer. When he caught up with the object, it reversed direction and started back toward Pinecastle. The radar operator finally locked on the object after it had practically stopped moving. Shortly after the target broke radar lock. Collins, the radar operator had been operating radar for most of his eight years of service. A total of eight Naval personnel visually observed red, green and white lights of the object from the control tower for over an hour.”

Related post:


Pinecastle Bombing Range, Ocala National Forest, Ocala,
Florida ( photo)

Satellite photo of Ocala, Florida (
( photo)