|The ATC scope boys said they had a “huge bogie” on the radar for more then 30 minutes. When they scrambled the old F-5’s at NAHA AFB, the object moved away quickly. (Illustration)|
| I was in the USAF from 1966 to 1969, 3.4 years total. I was sent to school at Sheppard AFB for about 6 months….
I was sent to a radar site on the southern tip of Okinawa to operate a prime power plant….
One night in 1967 we were working the swing shift and we stayed at the NCO Club until closing, which was close to 1:00 am. A co-worker and I David M. Jxxxxx were eating a late night snack; we had no alcohol that night. When we walked out the side door with a small girl who worked at the NCO Club (she was going to get her mop and buckets to clean the club) she exclaimed, “Ok somi yo!” (Oh my god!) She went back inside and stayed inside.
I walked with David and he said he would go get his new 35mm camera. He ran back to our barracks and I slowly walked that direction staring at this large orange colored light. It was a typical misty evening that shrouds this small mountain peak that time of year. I walked along and got to the end door of the barracks and then as I turned my head to look at David—this object just disappeared.
As he came out the second floor door, he said his camera was out of film. The radar observers working at that time were closed mouth, when we asked later that day, what did they see. Later on as time passed we got bits and pieces of information.
The people of the local islands were seeing all kinds of light that night. KSBK got many sighting reports as well as ours that early AM. KSBK went off the air at 3:00 AM or so if I remember. The scope dopes, as we called the ATC scope boys said they had a “huge bogie” on the radar for more then 30 minutes. When they scrambled the old F-5’s at NAHA AFB, the object moved away quickly. This bright light was seen all over this area and even in Taiwan that night.
They estimated that it was over 200 ft in diameter based on the ping they were getting.
When we observed the light it was difficult to estimate the size or distance as there was a misty light rain. I t was about 35 degrees above the surface and it was past the end of this escarpment of the radar site hilltop
YOZA Dake Air Station was then the longest reaching radar at this island. Raytheon had recently modified the old dish and added new panels and it had the longest over the horizon look for any site at that time as we were looking for anything Russia might launch at the USA or at this huge military encampment we had during the Vietnam War. There was over 60,000 there and or passing through.
The old Major who ran the site was telling people that the “Bogie Book” was full of unidentified objects seen on radar.
I was later sent to Offut AFB Sac HQ and I was told by some people bout th Holliman AFB UFOs that shut down some missile silos.
I was assigned to work with AFB portable generators for stand-by power. We had to go out to a site where there was a long wave radio transmitter and these guys said they saw many weird lights at night near Silver Creek, Nebraska.
The radio was designed to transmit signal all over the world in the event WWIII was to ever happen. The antenna tower was half wave and was the tallest in the world at that time.