Monday, 4 November 2019

UFO Case Directory
“Marine Fighter Asked To Check On Amber Object
Jan. 28, 1953
Eltoro [El Toro] Marine Base, California”


The whole UFO case report:
“9:00 p.m. PST
Duration 5 mins
aircraft marine fighter
United States
mult observers
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 28, 1953; El Toro Marine Air Base, Calif. (BB)
9:00 p.m. PST. A bright object was first observed at the El Toro Marine Air Base by a tower operator who said it was at about 1000 feet over the field and moving in a westerly direction. The tower operator then ordered an all weather jet fighter which was coming in for a landing to make an investigation. The pilot, Major Harvey N. Patton and his radar operator Sgt. Rothblatt began to chase the object. Just before getting this message Patton had seen the object which was moving at various elevations and was amber. The Marine jet chased the object described as a round amber light for approximately 5 minutes until the jet ran low on fuel and was forced to turn back to the base. Major Patton said that during the chase his altitude ranged from 3,000 to 4,000 feet. At first Patton sighted an amber colored object and turned to pursue it. Patton picked up speed toward Newport Beach and at this time the object turned and swung northwest toward Long Beach. A few minutes later Edward S. Downs, Civil Aeronautics tower controller at the Long Beach Airport spotted what he described as a an orange object resembling a ball of fire at an altitude of several thousand feet near the airport. The object was traveling west out over the ocean. (Number of observers: Two in the air, (pilot and radar operator), and two tower controllers on the ground. Many others on the ground.)” presents two news articles (Project Blue Book (U.S. government) documents) that pertain to the UFO case.

Wikipedia article: “Marine Corps Air Station El Toro”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
Marine Corps Air Station El Toro (ICAO: KNZJ, FAA LID: NZJ) was a United States Marine Corps Air Station located near Irvine, California.

Before it was decommissioned in 1999, it was the 4,682-acre (19 km2) home of Marine Corps aviation on the West Coast. Designated as a Master Jet Station, its four runways (two of 8,000 feet (2,400 m) and two of 10,000 feet (3,000 m)) could handle the largest aircraft in the U.S. military inventory. While it was active, all U.S. Presidents in the post-World War II era landed in Air Force One at this airfield. The El Toro "Flying Bull" patch was designed by Walt Disney Studios in 1944.[2] It survived virtually unchanged until the close of the Air Station.”

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Cropped version of this file El Toro Marine base 2011
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UFO Video Interview:
“Tic Tac Witness Ryan Weigelt Interview”

Published: 20 October 2019
(The Nimitz Encounters (YouTube channel))

Video text:
“Meet navy vet AD1(AW) Ryan Weigelt. Ryan was present on the USS Princeton (CG-59) during the tic tac encounters of November, 2004. He was a helicopter maintenance training instructor. As a member of the squadron assigned to the ship with HSL-43 Detachment 5, the ‘Battlecats’, Ryan was a LPO or leading petty officer, training up to 20 people pre-deployment on the operations and maintenance of the SH-60B Seahawks. Ryan’s navy career spanned 15 years before he left the service in 2012. His extensive expertise in Sea Hawk system maintenance and operations covers all aspects of the anti-submarine helicopters. During the workups off San Diego, Ryan witnessed several very unusual events that lend credence to the reports from the other navy vets as told in the Nimitz Encounters documentary. Listen as Ryan recounts those events for the first time. I conducted this interview Friday October 11th. Ryan has provided me with his DD-214 Military Separation Papers and I have photo’s proving his navy career. He was an aviation machinists’ mate petty officer first class, anti-submarine warfare operator.”

The YouTube channel is run by U.S. filmmaker David C. Beaty.

The November 2004 USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11 UFO incidents occurred about a hundred miles south west of San Diego, California. The main UFO incident occurred on 14 November 2004 (Fravor and Slaight).

To my knowledge, nine U.S. Navy personnel, Sean Cahill, Kevin M. Day, David Fravor, Patrick J. Hughes, Omar Lara, Jim Slaight, Jason Turner, Gary Voorhis and Ryan Weigelt, have talked about the UFO incidents on the Internet.

Sean Cahill was the Chief Master-at-Arms aboard the USS Princeton.

Kevin M. Day was a radar operator aboard the USS Princeton.

David Fravor, who chased the UFO (resembled a white Tic Tac), was flying his F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighter. It was not Fravor who filmed the 14 November 2004 Tic Tac UFO. The UFO was filmed a while after Fravor’s incident.

At the time of the UFO incident, Fravor was the commanding officer of the VFA-41 Black Aces, a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron.

P. J. Hughes was an aviation technician aboard the USS Nimitz.

Omar Lara was a Flight Decker in Air Ops aboard the USS Nimitz.

Lieutenant Commander (later Commander) Jim Slaight was the pilot of the second F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighter.

Jason Turner was a Petty Officer Third Class (in Supply) aboard the USS Princeton.

Gary Voorhis was a Fire Controlman Petty Officer Third Class aboard the USS Princeton.

AD1(AW) Ryan Weigelt, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Petty Officer 1st Class, was present on the USS Princeton during the November 2004 UFO encounters.

A large number of UFOs were recorded on radar on and off for several days during the November 2004 U.S. Navy exercise, according to USS Princeton radar operator Kevin M. Day.

Gary Voorhis experienced that the unknown objects “zoomed around at ridiculous speeds and angles and trajectories,” and that “it (the UFOs) was moving faster than our radar could register.”

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