UFO Article (Blog): “Military-UFO Encounters”

By Dr. Michael D. Swords, 6 September 2009
(The Big Study)
Quote from the article:
“People would probably be surprised to find out how many unexplainable military-UFO encounters there have been. Many dozens of them have been formally recorded and there are certainly hundreds more. The reason that we know that latter fact is that a large number of retired servicemen have told us. The picture at the right represents something that is unusual in a whole variety of ways. It’s meant to visualize an event that occurred at a New Mexican aerial location, wherein the base [Kirtland] had a plane up which was ordered to intercept an unknown object. The pilot did so, according to his report, and then got carried away and fired on the UFO–a definite No-No unless the intruder is clearly perceived to be a threat and the use of weapons does not unduly risk anyone or anything of the citizenry. The pilot landed and gave his report which was written up. This was not sent up the line to higher authorities because of the poor judgement of the pilot involved. However, when the base intelligence officer was visited by the chief officer of the Air Force’s UFO project, Edward Ruppelt of Project Blue Book, he told Ruppelt of the 1952 incident and showed him the file. Ruppelt was stunned by the pilot’s behavior, let alone the case, and published it [with the pilot’s name left anonymous] in his book The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects.”


2006 US Geological Survey photo of Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico (wikimedia.org photo)

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