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UFO News Article:

13 September 2008
(The Sun, London, UK)

Sources: UFO Newsclipping Service, Bainbridge Island, Washington and

The whole article (Page 7):
“AN RAF expert yesterday revealed how he tracked a whole fleet of ‘spaceships’ on military radar — but the Ministry of Defence told him to keep quiet.

Wing Commander Alan Turner, 64, said colleagues sat stunned when 35 super-fast vessels appeared on their screens.

Wing Cmdr Turner, who was a chief operator of the RAF’s radar system for 29 years, said the craft were equally spaced and shot from 3,000ft to 60,000ft at almost 300mph.

Incredibly, every few seconds one of the UFOs would suddenly vanish from radar and be replaced by an identical vessel moments later. No aircraft at the time were able to maintain that rate of climb or hold such a formation.

Wing Cmdr Turner – awarded an MBE in 1984 – said six military radars, plus operators at Heathrow, filed reports on the unexplained phenomenon in 1971.

Three days later, a representative for the Ministry of Defence visited the RAF base to instruct them to ‘never speak about the incident again.’ Wing Cmdr Turner, right, who retired from the RAF in 1995, said: ‘UFOs are a fact and I don’t care who knows because I tracked them on military radar units.

‘What I saw defied all logic and was, quite frankly, extraordinary.

‘It wasn’t just me. More than 30 pairs of eyes of RAF staff and radar operators at Heathrow Airport witnessed the same thing.

‘It’s arrogant to believe that we’re the only ones in this universe.’

The dad of three, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, was a radar supervisor at the now disused RAF Sopley base, Dorset, in 1971. Wing Cdr Turner said: ‘I instantly knew this wasn’t a convoy of military planes.

‘The only craft we knew that had that rate of climb were supersonic lightning aircraft but they wouldn’t have been able  to hold such a perfect formation and they also make a lot of noise. No one heard a thing on the night in question.’

Wing Cmdr Turner is guest speaker at the Close Encounters  conference in Pontefract, West Yorks, next month. Philip Mantle, of UFO Data magazine, said yesterday: ‘His testimony is remarkable.’ ”

The Sun presents a map drawn by Commander Turner. The  map charts the flight of the UFOs in between key sites like RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire, and the VOR aircraft navigation station at Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire.

The UFO incident occurred on 21 April 1971.

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UFO Report:
“UFOs Are Stalking and Intercepting Dummy Nuclear Warheads During Test Flights –
Retired U.S. Air Force ICBM Targeting Team
Chief Says The Big Sur Incident Was Not An
Isolated Case”

By Robert L. Hastings, 23 August 2011

Quote from the UFO report:
“Thousands of declassified U.S. government documents and hundreds of military veterans have confirmed the reality of ongoing UFO activity at American nuclear weapons sites. Seven of those veterans participated in my September 27, 2010 press conference in Washington D.C., which CNN streamed live.

I have investigated the UFO-Nukes Connection since 1973 and have interviewed nearly 130 former or retired U.S. military personnel about their experiences at ICBM launch facilities, weapons storage depots, nuclear bomb test sites, and missile test ranges. A summary of their dramatic testimony may be found in my book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, which is available only at my website,

One of the most remarkable cases, known as the Big Sur Incident, involved the inadvertent motion picture filming of a UFO that approached, circled, and—using four beams of light—shot down a dummy nuclear warhead in flight as it raced downrange over the Pacific Ocean to a designated splashdown site near Kwajalein Atoll. Although the exact date is uncertain at this point, because the documents are still classified, the available evidence suggests that this event occurred sometime in September 1964.

The former U.S. Air Force officer in charge of filming the interrupted test flight, former Lt. (now Dr.) Robert M. Jacobs, broke the amazing story in 1982 and has publicly discussed it countless times since then, most recently on the Larry King Live program in July 2008.

Jacobs’ account has been entirely corroborated by another officer, retired Major (later Dr.) Florenze J. Mansmann, who carefully studied the Top Secret film at Vandenberg AFB, California prior to its confiscation by CIA agents. Mansmann said that his frame-by-frame analysis of the footage, using a magnifier, revealed that the UFO—which appeared to the unaided eye as small, white dot—was actually a domed, disc-shaped craft that had pivoted on is vertical axis before emitting each beam of light.

Shortly after releasing the fourth bright burst, the UFO raced out of camera frame while the stricken warhead began to tumble, eventually falling into the ocean hundreds of miles short of its target. Private letters between Jacobs, Mansmann and two other individuals, in which the amazing event is discussed in detail, are available for review.

However, significantly, independent confirmation of UFO activity during missile launches at Vandenberg has appeared in, of all places, The New York Times. On June 17, 1974, the prestigious newspaper carried this story:

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Experts at an Army missile base say they are puzzled about strange ‘ghost ships’ picked up by powerful radar scanner in the Pacific during a tracking exercise last summer.

There has been little official comment on what the scientists found during the exercise, but Major Dallas Van Hoose, an Army spokesman, confirmed recently that ‘some unexplained aerial phenomena’ were observed during the exercise last August [1973]. Scientists, many of whom are reluctant to be named in interviews because of general public skepticism over unidentified flying objects, say privately they have been unable to find any explanation for the ‘ghost ships.’

‘We have never seen anything precisely like this before,’ said one ballistic missile defense expert who works for an Army agency here and who is familiar with the advanced radar used to test missiles and warheads. Huntsville houses the Army’s ballistic missile defense systems command which tests in the Kwajelein [sic] Atoll region of the Marshall Island Trust Territory held by the U.S.

Last August the Air Force launched a Minuteman ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force base aimed for the Kwajelein missile range which is used by the Army, Air Force, and Navy. The radar experts in the Pacific found they were also tracking an unidentified flying object next to the ICBM’s nose cone. Radar picked up an inverted saucer-shape object to the right and above the descending nose cone and watched it cross the warhead’s trajectory to a point which was below and to-the-left of it before the phantom ship disappeared. The ghost ship was described as being 10-feet high and 40-feet long. Two separate radar systems saw it at the same time which may eliminate the probability that there was a malfunction in one of the radar systems. It was also reported that 3 other identical objects were seen in the vicinity—the same size, shape, and dimensions. One scientist said the data indicated that the phantom ship ‘flew under its own power’ but could not explain what sort of ‘power’ was involved.

So far none of the experts here believe the ghost ship was a natural phenomenon caused by freak weather conditions or echoes commonly seen on radar screens.”

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