Tuesday, 22 January 2019

UFO Case Directory
(SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT):
“Object Evades Crew of Airliner
Feb. 19, 1956
Houston, Texas”


(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:
Brad Sparks:
Feb, 19, 1956; Houston, Texas (BBU 3977)
6:07 a.m. (CST). Crew of Eastern Airlines Super Constellation saw intense white light, moving 4-5 times the speed of the airplane, evaded by the pilot. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Feb. 19, 1956; Houston, Texas (BBU 3977)
At 6:07 a.m. CST, an Eastern Airlines Super Constellation airliner broke out on top of cloud cover at 1,500 feet and the crew observed an intense white light approximately 1000 feet above the airplane. The pilot veered the plane to the left as the object continued on to the right at approx. 285 degrees. The object moved away rapidly at 4-5 times the plane’s speed of 250 mph. The object was at about 4,000 feet at this time.”

NICAP.org presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.


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Satellite photo of Houston, Texas (tageo.com)
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U.S. Government UFO Document:
“PROJECT 10073 RECORD CARD:
DATE: 12 February 1956/
LOCATION: Goose Bay, Labrador”


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

Source: NICAP.org

Quote from the document:
“One object color green with red, rapidly circled a/c also radar contact, 15 minutes later, radar contact again no movement and as a/c closed on object at 8 miles distant, it faded out. Follow up report to come.

No additional info on follow-up report. UNIDENTIFIED.”

The witnesses in one of the two U.S. Air Force F-89D interceptors were pilot Bowen and radar observer Crawford, according to NICAP.org. The second F-89D interceptor also had radar contact, and aircraft controllers on the ground observed the UFO on radar. The unknown object was observed visually for about one minute (see the U.S. Air Force document on Page 2).

The case is listed as “Unknown.”


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U.S. Air Force Northrop F-89D-45-NO Scorpion interceptors of the 59th Fighter Interceptor Squadrons, Goose Bay AB, Labrador (Canada), in the 1950s. 52-1959 in foreground, now in storage at Edwards AFB, California (text by Wikipedia) (wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)



















Satellite photo of Goose Bay, Canada (tageo.com)
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UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Green & Red Object Circles Jet,
Tracked on Radar (BBU 3969)
Feb. 12, 1956
SW of Goose Bay, Labrador”


(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:
Dan Wilson:
At 10:55 local time two F-89’s were on a routine training mission when one fighter (with pilot Bowen and radar observer Crawford) had visual and radar contact with an object which rapidly encircled the the F-89D. The color of the object was predominatley green with red and seemed to be flashing. The object was estimated to be 3/4 mile away and was observed for about one minute. The other fighter aircraft also had radar contact. About 15 minutes later an object was observed on radar 38 miles SW of Goose Bay by aircraft controllers. No movement. The fighters were vectored upon the object and had radar contact but faded when the aircraft got within 8 miles. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)”

NICAP.org presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.


Wikipedia article: “CFB Goose Bay”:


Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay (IATA: YYR, ICAO: CYYR), commonly referred to as CFB Goose Bay, is a Canadian Forces Base located in the municipality of Happy Valley-Goose Bay in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is operated as an air force base by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Its primary RCAF lodger unit is 5 Wing, commonly referred to as 5 Wing Goose Bay.

Cold War history

1950 – The Rivière-du-Loup Incident

Goose Air Base was the site of the first US nuclear weapons in Canada, when in 1950 the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command stationed 11 model 1561 Fat Man atomic bombs at the base in the summer, and flew them out in December.[12] While returning to Davis–Monthan Air Force Base with one of the bombs on board, a USAF B-50 heavy bomber encountered engine trouble, had to drop, and conventionally detonate, the bomb over the St. Lawrence, contaminating the river with uranium-238.

1954 – Construction of the Strategic Air Command Weapons Storage Area[4]

Construction of Strategic Air Command's Weapons Storage Area at Goose Air Base was officially completed in 1954.[13] The area was surrounded by two fences, topped with barbed wire. It was the highest security area in Goose Air Base and comprised

* One guard house
* One administration building
* Three warehouses (base spares #1, base spares #2, supply warehouse)
* Six guard towers
* One plant group building
* Five earth covered magazines for non-nuclear weapon storage
* Four earth covered magazines for ‘pit’ storage (constructed with vaults and shelving to store pit ‘birdcages’)

Design and layout of the Goose Air Base weapons storage area was identical, with only slight modifications for weather and terrain, to the three Strategic Air Command weapons storage areas in Morocco located at Sidi Slimane Air Base, Ben Guerir Air Base, and Nouasseur Air Base, which were constructed between 1951 and 1952 as overseas operational storage sites. The last nuclear bomb components that were being stored at the Goose Air Base weapons storage area were removed in June 1971.[14]

1958 – Construction of the Air Defence Command ammunition storage area[4]

Construction of the Air Defence Command ammunition storage area at Goose Air Base was completed in 1958.[15] This extension to the Strategic Air Command weapons storage area was built directly beside the previously constructed area, with a separate entrance. The buildings built within the area were:

* Three storage buildings
* One guard house
* One missile assembly building.

The storage was being built to accommodate components of the GAR-11/AIM-26 "Nuclear" Falcon, which is normally stored in pieces, requiring assembly before use.

1976 – Departure of the USAF Strategic Air Command and closure of Goose AB[4]

The former U.S. facilities were re-designated CFB Goose Bay (the second time this facility name has been used). The value of the airfield and facilities built and improved by the USAF since 1953 and transferred to Canada were estimated in excess of $250 million (USD).[citation needed]. By 1976 all Strategic Air Command assets had been stood down, and only USAF logistical and transport support remained.

Hosted deployments of units from:

Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) 1942–2005[1]
United States Air Force 1942–1976”

Wikipedia article: “Northrop F-89 Scorpion”:


Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The Northrop F-89 Scorpion was an American all-weather interceptor built during the 1950s, the first jet-powered aircraft designed for that role from the outset to enter service.[3] Though its straight wings limited its performance, it was among the first United States Air Force (USAF) jet fighters equipped with guided missiles and notably the first combat aircraft armed with air-to-air nuclear weapons (the unguided Genie rocket).”

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Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada
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U.S. Air Force Northrop F-89D-45-NO Scorpion interceptors of the 59th Fighter Interceptor Squadrons, Goose Bay AB, Labrador (Canada), in the 1950s. 52-1959 in foreground, now in storage at Edwards AFB, California (text by Wikipedia) (wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)

















Satellite photo of Goose Bay, Canada (tageo.com)
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UFO Report:
“The 1956 UFO Chronology”


Created: 19 January 2006
Updated: 21 February 2018
(NICAP.org)

Quote from the UFO report:
“This is a 9-page report on an on-going project involving a number of people. Without the help of Rebecca Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson, and Jean Waskiewicz, and Brad Sparks’ (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns), the entire project would have been impossible. 

Francis Ridge
NICAP Archivist & Site Coordinator

Aug. 8, 1956; 20 miles S of Quartzsite, Ariz. (BBU 4270)
11 p.m. (MST). Attorneys W. B. Buttermore and J. W. Smith saw a blue-white pulsating light fly fast, straight and level. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

Aug. 27, 1956; Juniata, Penna. (BBU 4348)
9:55 p.m. Mrs. R. S. Pope saw a bright disc with a clear dome fly vertically, then N. A very cold breeze seemed to emanate from the object. (Berliner)

Sept. 4, 1956; Dallas, Texas (BBU 4379)
9 p.m. USMC T/Sgt. R. D. Rogers and family saw a large star, changing to red color, remain stationary for 20 mins, then move W at 200 knots (230 mph). (Berliner)

Sept. 14, 1956; Highland, North Carolina (BBU 4399)
1 a.m. Scaly, N. Car., policeman O. S. Gryman saw 14 yellow-to-red round objects with tremendous exhaust fly in a vague formation from SW to E to NE and back again, while swooping up and down. (Berliner)

Nov. 30, 1956; Charleston AFB, South Carolina (BBU 4543)
12:48 p.m. USAF aerial navigator Maj. D. D. Grimes saw an unspecified object fly at an estimated 100 ft altitude over water. No further details. (Berliner)

Dec. 31, 1956 [Jan. 1, 1957?]; Guam (BBU 4577)
2:10 a.m. USAF 1st Lt. Ted Brunson, flying an F-86D jet interceptor, saw a round, white object fly under the jet, which was unable to turn as sharply as the object. (Berliner; FUFOR)”


Wikipedia article: “Charleston Air Force Base”:


Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“Charleston Air Force Base (IATA: CHS, ICAO: KCHS, FAA LID: CHS) is a United States military facility located in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force’s 628th Air Base Wing (628 ABW), a subordinate element of the Air Mobility Command (AMC).[2] It is part of Joint Base Charleston, which combined Charleston Air Force Base with Naval Support Activity Charleston.”

History

On 16 February 1954, Air Defense Command established the 444th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron as a tenant unit on Charleston flying F-86D Sabre fighter aircraft as the east coast’s air defense against airborne invaders. Soon after, the base achieved permanent status and with that declaration MATS began various facility construction projects to further improve upon the base’s status. Meanwhile, the 1608th received its first C-121C Constellation appropriately named ‘City of Charleston’ on 16 September 1955 (tail number 54-153). Shortly thereafter the base was designated as an aerial port of embarkation, giving Charleston AFB more prominent role in MATS. Tactical Air Command and the 456th left Charleston on 16 October 1955, which also ended the base’s association with the C-119 Flying Boxcars.”

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Monday, 21 January 2019

U.S. Government UFO Document:
“REPORT NR.: IR-1-56 –
SUBJECT: (Unclassified) Unidentified
Flying Objects Reporting (UFOB)”


Date: 31 August 1956
(Project Blue Book, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)

Source: NICAP.org

Quote from the document (not written in U.S. Department of Defense document format) (Page 4):
“ORIGINATING AGENCY: 81st Fighter Bomber Wing, England

Most significant are the reports of three courses of UFOBS tracked on the Bentwaters GCA Radar. These UFOBS flew courses as follows: 1 group of 12 to 15 UFOBS FROM a point 8 miles SW of Bentwaters to approximately 40-45 miles NE of Bentwaters at an estimated speed of 80 to 125 miles per hour; a single UFOB was tracked by the Bentwaters GCA from approximately 25 miles SE of Bentwaters to approximately 15 miles NW of Bentwaters at a speed estimated at more than 4,000 miles per hour; a third UFOB was reported as tracked by the Bentwaters GCA from approximately 30 miles E. of Bentwaters flying a westerly course to about 30 miles west of Bentwaters at an exceptionally high speed.

The GCA Operators making these radar sightings were of the opinion that malfunctions of the GCA Equipment did not cause these radar sightings.

The following information was obtained from USAF personnel assigned to RAF Station, Bentwaters, England concerning visual and radar sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects in the vicinity of their assigned station during the period 2120Z to 2220Z, 13 August 1956. The reliability of all the following sources of information is estimated to be usually reliable.”

The document, REPORT NR.: IR-1-56, is presented on Pages 4-9.

The acronym, UFOB, stands for “unidentified flying object.” It was created by the U.S. Air Force. The term is defined in the document, Air Force Regulation 200-2 (AFR 200-2).


Wikipedia article: “Lakenheath-Bentwaters incident”:


Wikipedia article: “RAF Bentwaters”:


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Map of RAF Bentwaters, RAF Woodbridge, UK, and the 
December 1980 UFO landing site (2.bp.blogspot.com image)

Sunday, 20 January 2019

UFO Case Directory (RADCAT):
“Several Incidents of R/V at Bentwaters
Aug. 13, 1956
Lakenheath/RAF Bentwaters, England”


(NICAP.org)

The whole UFO case report:
Francis Ridge:
44 documents. This is undoubtedly one of the most important UFO events in the Blue Book files, but was not listed among the official ‘unknowns’. The case impressed Dr. James E. McDonald and Dr. J. Allen Hynek, and even more notably, the Condon Committee. This is another intercept mission where a pilot, faced with an unknown form of reality, was very frightened by his nocturnal encounter.

The Condon Report:
‘... this is the most puzzling and unusual case in the radar-visual files. The apparently rational, intelligent behavior of the UFO suggests a mechanical device of unknown origin as the most probable explanation of this sighting. However, in view of the inevitable fallibility of witnesses, more conventional explanations of this report cannot be entirely ruled out.’

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 13, 1956;  RAF Bentwaters, England, UK (BBU)
9:55 p.m. Extremely high speed radar-visual approximately 18,000 mph E-W radar track of brilliant white light, from about 30 miles E to 30 miles W passing directly over the radar site, ‘streaked under’ C-47 at 4,000 ft near base. Radar track provides height-finding data confirming extremely low altitude, roughly 2,000 ft, also estimated by ground visual observers. 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Radar-visual of hovering-darting objects that outmaneuvered Venom NF-3 jet interceptor beginning at 12:01 a.m. Later attempted intercepts at about 2-3 a.m. were unsuccessful. (Sparks)”

NICAP.org presents U.S. government (U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.


Wikipedia article: “Lakenheath-Bentwaters incident”:


Wikipedia article: “RAF Bentwaters”:


Wikipedia article: “RAF Lakenheath”:


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The RAF Lakenheath airfield, UK
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Saturday, 19 January 2019

UFO Article:
“Larry Hatch, UFO Database
Creator, Remembered”


By David B. Marler, 3 January 2019
(OpenMinds.tv, Tempe, Arizona)

California resident Larry Hatch, who passed away on 3 August 2018, has created one of the most impressive UFO databases in the world.

He worked in the computer industry as an engineer, according to the article.


“*U* UFO Database by Larry Hatch” (docs.wixstatic.com):


“*U* UFO Database Site Map” (larryhatch.net):

(Source: Internet Archive (archive.org), San Francisco, California)

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UFO News Article (Blog):
“USOs — the new frontier”


By Billy Cox, 14 January 2019
(De Void, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Florida)

Among other comments, Billy Cox reports on four U.S. Navy unidentified submerged object incidents (USS Zellers, May 1968; USS Monrovia, 23 May 1968; USS Forrestal, July 1974; USS Nimitz, 14 November 2004) and presents an interview with Robert Powell of the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU).


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Robert Powell, U.S. UFO Researcher
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UFO News Article:
“ ‘Project Blue Book’ Is Based on
a True U.F.O. Story. Here It Is.”


15 January 2019
(The New York Times, New York City, New York)

The article reports on History’s UFO TV docudrama series, Project Blue Book.


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Dr. J. Allen Hynek, U.S. Astronomer, the U.S. Air Force’s
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