Friday, 13 December 2019

UFO News Article:
“Tokyo Air Leader Refuses to
Comment On ‘Disc’ Reports”

22 February 1952
(Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada)


The whole article:
“Lt. Gen. O. P. Weyland, Far East Air Forces commander, said
today his headquarters could ‘add nothing’ to an Air Force
announcement that ‘flying discs’ had been seen over Korea by
B-29 bomber crews.

The crew members wish to remain ‘anonymous,’ Weyland said.”

My comment: Notice how the United Press journalist comments (‘add nothing’ and ‘anonymous’) on Lt. Gen. Weyland’s statement. This is good journalism. Where have the critical journalists (except Billy Cox (, Leslie Kean and George Knapp) that cover the UFO issue gone?

A USAAF B-29 Superfortress (text by Wikipedia)
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Map of the Korean peninsula (
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UFO News Article:
“ ‘Strange Object’ Sighted in Skies by Pilots –
Seen Over Big Delta Wednesday”

12 December 1952
(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska)


The whole article:
“Three airline pilots reportedly disclosed yesterday they sighted a mysterious unidentified object ‘that looked like a landing light’ traveling through the air at ‘a very high rate of speed’ Wednesday evening [10 December 1952] in the vicinity of Big Delta.

Reliable news sources say the object was reported as flying at an estimated altitude of 15,000 feet, some 6,000 feet above the passenger plane.

Called Control

The crew, upon sighting the object, immediately contacted air defense control by radio and reported the strange light. Yesterday afternoon the pilots were taken to Ladd field for a two-and-a-half hour interrogation by high officials there.

The pilots, following a request by the military, made absolutely no comment on the incident and the air force was unwilling to make a public statement.

Denies Report

One news source said the mysterious flying object was picked up by a Ladd field radar installation, but the base public information office denied the report with the terse release: ‘We have had no reports of any radar pickup like that.’

The air force said information gathered from the airline pilots was forwarded to high command for further evaluation. All future press releases will come from there, they added.”

My comment: Here – we once again have U.S. military officials who admit that they sent a UFO report to “high command.” It is not the first time we have seen this.

NOTE: A U.S. Air Force pilot sighted a UFO (Project Blue Book
case) over Ladd Air Force Base [Ladd Army Airfield] on
8 December 1952. Radar also showed the UFO (see link below).

Wikipedia article: “Big Delta, Alaska”:

Wikipedia article: “Ladd Army Airfield”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
Ladd Army Airfield (IATA: FBK, ICAO: PAFB, FAA LID: FBK) is the military airfield located at Fort Jonathan Wainwright, located in Fairbanks, Alaska. It was originally called Fairbanks Air Base, but was renamed Ladd Field on 1 December 1939,[4] in honor of Major Arthur K. Ladd, a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps who died in a plane crash near Dale, South Carolina on 13 December 1935.[5][6]



The major use of Ladd Field was primarily cold-weather testing of aircraft and equipment. Only Interior Alaska offered the consistently cold temperatures needed. However, the Attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 forced the temporary halt on testing at Ladd since the military needed all aircraft for the defense of Alaska.

World War II

When the Air Force was made a separate branch in 1947 the name was changed to Ladd Air Force Base. For many years, it would be one of two Air Force bases in the Fairbanks area.

Cold War

From the late 1940s into the 1950s, Ladd AFB served as the northern hub for Air Force activities in Alaska. As headquarters first of the Northern Sector of the Alaskan Air Command and later of the 11th Air Division, Ladd was centrally involved in the Cold War missions of the Alaskan Command and in the transient missions of other military units, including the Strategic Air Command (SAC).

Ladd was not exclusively an Air Force site. The Army was also present to provide antiaircraft (AAA) support and base defense. At Ladd, Cold War activities fell mainly into three time periods: an early phase from 1946–1950; a buildup and support hub phase from 1950–1957; and a transfer phase from 1958–1961, when the installation was turned over to the Army.

During 1946-1950, personnel from Ladd laid some of the groundwork of the early Cold War with strategic reconnaissance and Arctic research projects. Among other missions, they made initial assessments of the Soviet presence in the Arctic; more fully developed the practice of polar navigation; extended Arctic topography; tested cold weather equipment, clothing, and human performance, as well as maintained the area air defenses of the region.

In 1948, as Cold War tensions heightened, the Army's 2nd Infantry sent ground defense soldiers to Ladd.

From the onset of the Korean War in 1950 and continuing through 1957, Ladd saw intense use. It became a busy operations and logistics center with significantly expanded facilities and personnel strength.

As the northern region headquarters of the 11th Air Division, the base was the logistical support center for Alaska's new defense projects. Ladd supported Aircraft Control & Warning (AC&W) sites and forward operating bases such as Galena, Alaska, the northwestern segments of the Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line), and the White Alice communications network (WACS).”

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Aerial view of Big Delta region [Alaska] (text by Wikipedia)
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