Friday, 5 August 2016

U.S. Government UFO Document:
DATE – TIME GROUP: 27 January 65/
LOCATION: Plum Tree Island, Virginia”

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

Source:, Lindon, Utah

Quote from the document (Page 1):
“One object with 3-7 lights. Size about 75 feet across 10-15 feet high. Lights were amber red and either light red or orange. Lights appeared to rotate with object. No trail or sound. Lights flashed. Elevation about 75 ft on azimuth of 020 degrees. Observer in Hampton Virginia, object over Plum Tree Island. Object flew zig-zag path and landed on shore, remained there for about 5 minutes. Object then took off to the north, turned right and departed to East at high rate of speed.”

Wikipedia article: “Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“As it was previously used as a bombing range, there is a good deal of unexploded ordnance about, as a consequence of which only the 200-acre (0.81 km2) Cow Island part of the refuge is open to the public.”

Web page: “Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge | Virginia” 
(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service):

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Aerial view of Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia
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UFO Case Directory:
“Category 1, Distant Encounters
Zig-Zagging Object Lands / Takes Off
Jan. 27, 1965
Hampton (Plum Tree Island), Virginia”


The whole UFO case report:
Dan Wilson:
Jan. 27, 1965; Plum Tree Island (Hampton), Virginia (BB)
6:00 p.m. EST. A NASA research engineer, A. G. Crimmins (located at Hampton) observed an object that was approximately 75 feet across and 10 to 15 feet in height. The object had 3 to 7 lights colored red and orange. The object appeared to rotate. The object first appeared at an azimuth of 20 degrees and a maximum of 75 feet of elevation. The object moved approximately 1/4 mile west of the original position on a zigzag course and then appeared to land on the shore. It remained fixed for approximately five minutes. The object then took off to the north and then turned right to depart to the east at a high rate of speed. The object was viewed through 20-power binoculars. There were apparently other reports of similar sightings in the same area at approximately the same time. (UFOE II, Section IV).

Fran Ridge:
Jan. 27, 1965; Plum Tree Island (Hampton), Virginia (BB)
While in the process of documenting the Jan. 23, 1965 E-M case at Lightfoot, Virginia (N. of Williamsburg) I found that among the witnesses in this mini-flap there were two NASA research engineers, A. G. Crimmins and Maj. John Nayadley, a retired AF jet pilot. ‘I watched it through binoculars,’ Crimmins stated. ‘It was zigzagging as if searching for a landing spot. I could see flashing lights on the edge or rim of a rapidly rotating disc.’ The UFO made a touch landing, then climbed steeply out of sight. Without any checkup, AF Headquarters hurriedly explained it as a helicopter the NASA engineers failed to recognize in their excitement. Too late. HQ learned that Langley AFB had ruled this out – no helicopters were flying in the area. (NICAP files)” presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.

Satellite photo of Hampton, Virginia (
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UFO Report:
“NICAP UFO investigator Mar-Apr 1965”


The whole UFO report:
“On Jan. 27, Maj. John Nayadley, a retired AF pilot who is now a NASA research engineer, sighted a fast-moving object at Hampton, Va. At first, its speed led him to think it a ‘shooting star.’ But when it came closer, he saw it was a V shaped object with blinking red-orange lights on the outer edges. The sighting was fully confirmed by another NASA engineer, A. G. Crimmins, Jr., who saw the UFO maneuvering close to the ground.

‘It was zigzagging as if searching for a landing spot,’ said Mr. Crimmins, in his report to NICAF (read: NICAP). ‘I watched it through 20 x 50 binoculars and I could see the same flashing lights. They appeared to be on the edge or rim of a rapidly rotating disc.’

After a brief touch-landing, the flying disc took off and rapidly climbed out of sight.

The AF quickly explained the UFO as a helicopter. When an investigator from Langley AFB questioned Crimmins, he said that ‘no helicopters were flying at that time.’

But AFHQ still uses this false answer, ridiculing an experienced AF pilot and a NASA engineer as too befuddled or excited to recognize an ordinary ‘whirly-bird.’

Soon alter this case broke, Maj. Hector Quintanella [sic], UFO Project chief, came to Richmond to debunk the numerous recent Virginia sightings. Playing up frauds, delusions and fake photos, Quintanella combined ridicule, evasion or denial of documented facts and claimed not a single UFO report had ever been proved true.”

The late Major Hector Quintanilla, Jr., U.S. Air Force,
Chief Officer of Project Blue Book (1963-1969)
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