Date: 11 November 1975.
Source: “Clear Intent: The Government Coverup of the UFO Experience” by LawrenceA. Fawcett and Barry J. Greenwood.
The book was published by Prentice Hall Trade, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey in May 1984.
“Subject: “Wurtsmith and Others” – 1975” (Page 50):
The document text:
“Part I. Since 28 Oct 75 numerous reports of suspicious objects have been received at the NORAD CU; reliable military personnel at Loring AFB, Maine, Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan, Malmstrom AFB, Mt, Minot AFB, ND, and Canadian Forces Station, Falconbridge, Ontario, Canada, have visually sighted suspicious objects.
Part II. Objects at Loring and Wurtsmith were characterized to be helicopters. Missile Site Personnel, Security Alert Teams, and Air Defense Personnel at Malmstrom Montanareport an object which sounded like a jet aircraft. FAA advised there were no jet aircraft in the vicinity. Malmstrom search and height finder radars carried the object between 9,500 ft. and 15,600 ft. at a speed of seven knots. There was intermittent radar contact with the object from 0807532 thru 09002 Nov. 75. F-106s scrambled from Malmstrom could not make contact due to darkness and low altitude. Site personnel reported the object as low as 200 ftand said that as the interceptors approached the lights went out. After the interceptors had passed the lights came on again, one hour after they returned to base. Missile site personnel reported the object increased to a high speed, raised in altitude and could not be discerned from the stars.
Part III. Minot AFB on 10 Nov reported that the base was buzzed by a bright object the size of a car at an altitude of 1000 to 2000 ft. There was no noise emitted by the vehicle.
Part IV. This morning, 11 Nov 75, CFS Falconbridge reported search and height finder radar paints on an object up to 30 nautical miles south of the site ranging in altitude from 26,000 ft. to 72,000 ft. The site commander and other personnel say the object appeared as a bright star but much closer. With binoculars the object appeared as a 100 ft. diameter sphere and appeared to have craters around the outside.
Part V. Be assured that this command is doing everything possible to identify and provide solid factual information on these sightings. I have also expressed my concern to SAFOI that we come up soonest with a proposed answer to queries from the press to prevent overreaction by the public to reports by the media that may be blown out of proportion. To date efforts by Air Guard helicopters, SAC helicopters and Norad F-106s have failed to produce positive ID.”
Comment by Fawcett/Greenwood:
“Note that the Falconbridge report mentioned here contains a few more details than had been available. The November 11 UFO appeared as a “100 foot diameter sphere” and was pockmarked with “craters” on the outside. Hardly a conventional aircraft!
There is also concern in the message that the press would overreact to the stories and that steps should be taken to prevent this. The media hardly reacted to the incidents at the time, and when they did, it usually was in the local press where very limited public reaction could be expected. The “prevent” tactic worked, and the magnitude of the UFO intrusions was recognized only well after the objects have come and gone.
The Air Force was lucky. Had full-blown media coverage been applied to the stories in the same general time frame when they happened, a Pandora’s Box of criticism would surely have resulted over the Air Force’s inability to deal effectively with the aerial invaders.”
The U.S. military’s explanation (helicopters) for the UFO incidents that occurred over the northern tier military bases (U.S. and Canada) in October and November 1975 is clearly unfounded – based on the three sentences I have underlined.
Map of SAC Military Bases, U.S.A. (russ-nancy.com)