9 dec. 2014 – A 49-a aniversare a Incidentului OZN de la Kecksburg


Stan Gordon near the mockup of the Kecksburg UFO.
Stan Gordon near the mockup of the Kecksburg UFO.

Incidentul OZN a avut loc la 9 decembrie 1965, la Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, Statele Unite ale Americii. O sferă mare de foc, strălucitoare, a fost văzută de mii de oameni în cel puțin șase state din SUA și Ontario, Canada. Aceasta a brăzdat cerul în zona Detroit, Michigan / Windsor, Ontario şi se pare că au căzut resturi metalice incandescente în Michigan și nordul Ohio-ului, [1], provocând unele incendii de iarbă [2] și un boom sonic în zona metropolitană Pittsburgh.

December 9, 2014-The 49th Anniversary of the Kecksburg, PA UFO Incident
The Kecksburg UFO Incident: You Can Help Solve it.
By Stan Gordon
(Originally published in the July 25-27, 2014, Old Fashioned & UFO Festival booklet.)
http://www.kecksburgvfd.com

It is hard to believe that we are approaching 49 years since the UFO incident occurred near Kecksburg on December 9, 1965. I was 16 years old when it occurred that day so long ago. I remember quite well as news about a brilliant fireball seen over Canada and several states was breaking on Pittsburgh area radio and TV that evening. More startling was news that the military was also arriving in the Kecksburg area and were going to search for whatever had fallen.
Apparently hundreds of people from around the Pittsburgh area and elsewhere jumped into their vehicles and sought out the wooded location in Mount Pleasant Township to try to obtain a look at a mysterious object that had reportedly fallen into the woods. Among the crowds were also reporters from newspapers, radio, and TV stations from the Pittsburgh region.
The next day the story made the front page of area papers and was also printed in newspapers all across the country. The news also indicated that the search found nothing in the woods and the official explanation was that bright object observed in the sky by multitudes of people was only a meteor, but nothing had fallen to the ground. Word at that time was circulating around the area that some locals that night had observed a military flatbed tractor trailer truck carrying a large tarped object out of the area.
I started making inquiries the next day trying to learn more detail but information was scarce. During the years since the incident occurred, I have had the opportunity to interviews hundreds of people who have information about the case. Among those I talked with were former Kecksburg volunteer firemen who took part in activities dealing with the incident that night. I talked with people who went down into the woods soon after the object fell who came across that mysterious metallic acorn shaped object with odd hieroglyphic-like symbols that was semi-buried down in the wooded ravine.
A former military source told me he was a part of the Air Force security team that guarded the object when it arrived from Pennsylvania during the early morning hours of December 10, 1965, at Lockbourne Air Force base near Columbus, Ohio. It then continued its journey to Wright-Patterson Air Force base. Many of the people that I interviewed about the case were former residents from around Kecksburg and the Mount Pleasant area.
Sadly many of those people are now deceased, and others are getting up in age and not in good health. As we approach the 50th anniversary of this historical local event that has reached international interest, it’s time for those of you who were involved that day in 1965 to share what details you recall with me so it can be recorded for historical reference.
More importantly, I believe from information that has surfaced over the years that some local people still have in their possession black and white photos of the object down in the woods, as well as pictures of military personnel and trucks taken that evening in 1965.
Before it is too late after so many years, won’t you share this information and evidence with your neighbors and community and help solve this mystery? Anyone contacting me can remain anonymous. I am interested in the details of what you recall and any evidence or photos that will give us clues as to the origin of that mysterious object that fell near your local community so many years ago.
I can be reached via e-mail at paufo@comcast.net. Please write to me at P.O. Box 936, Greensburg, Pa. 15601.

December 9, 2014-The 49th Anniversary of the Kecksburg, PA UFO Incident

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Comentarii sceptice de Robert Sheaffer

The Kecksburg, Pennsylvania „UFO Crash” –
actually the Great Lakes Fireball of December 9, 1965

The fireball that started the Kecksburg ‘UFO crash’ story
Robert Sheaffer – The Debunker’s Domain

The train of the Great Lakes Fireball, seen across at least six states and Ontario, that started the Kecksburg ‘UFO crash’ story. Photo taken 9 December 1965 4:43 p.m. E.S.T. by Richard Champine of Royal Oak, Michigan. Location: 2 miles east of Pontiac, Michigan, approx. 45 seconds after event.

Living up to its name, the Science Fiction Channel (now called SyFy) premiered a sensationalist „documentary” on October 24, 2003, claiming that a „UFO crash” in Kecksburg was „a second Roswell.” Later the case was on UFO Hunters as well.

In 2014, Discovery Canada, in its utterly sensationalist tabloid-journalism series Close Encounters, re-enacted wild claims about a large acorn-shaped object crashing, that was then seized by government agents and hauled away. See my Blog entry about this, Discovery Canada Serves up the Kecksburg Crash Yarn.

The reality is that a brilliant fireball meteor was widely seen at that time, and studied extensively by scientists. Several scientific papers were published about it in astronomical journals. The supposed „crashing UFO” reported from Kecksburg matches exactly with the great fireball in time, and in direction.
Astronomers Von Del Chamberlain and David J. Krause of the Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University in East Lansing did an in-depth study of the reports of the Dec. 9th fireball from across a wide area of the U.S. and Canada. They published a scientific paper in the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Aug. 1967- Vol. 61 no. 4, pp. 184-90). This object was in fact over a hundred miles from Kecksburg, „disappearing at a point over land some 15 miles south-east of Windsor [Ontario]”. (Witnesses typically greatly underestimate the distance to brilliant fireballs such as this. See „UFOs Explained” by Philip J. Klass.) „The usual rash of early reports gave ‘landing sites’ for the object ranging from western Michigan to Pennsylvania… Loud sonic booms were heard in the Detroit-Windsor region.” Using photographs of the object’s trail from two different locations, Chamberlain and Krause were able to calculate the orbit of the meteor before it entered the earth’s atmosphere. You can retrieve the full article on-line here .

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Chamberlain published a second scientific paper about the fireball: Chamberlain, Von Del, 1968: Meteorites of Michigan, Geological Survey Bulletin 5, East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Department of Conservation, Geological Survey Division, pp. 1-5.

Another article about it, titled „Great Lakes Fireball”, was published in the February, 1966 issue of Sky and Telescope magazine, page 78. See part of the article here. In it, G. W. Wetherill, a professor of geophysics and geology at UCLA who investigated the incident, is quoted: „The fireball was observed by many people in Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and to a lesser extent in neigboring states. In newspaper accounts, a great many supposed impact sites were reported, both in southwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Fragments were claimed to have fallen in Ohio and Michigan.
These imagined happenings arose from the impossibility of estimating the distance of an object in the sky. Almost everyone who saw the fireball thought it was much closer than it really was. When it disappeared behind a house or a tree many people thought it had fallen only a few hundred yards beyond.”

Robert Young’s article debunking the Kecksburg claim was published as far back as the Spring, 1991 issue of The Skeptical Inquirer magazine (Vol. 15 no. 3): „Old-Solved Mysteries: The Kecksburg Incident.” ( Purchase back issue for $6.25. ). An updated version of „Old-Solved Mysteries” begins on p. 177 of the book The UFO Invasion, edited by Kendrick Frazier, Barry Karr, and Joe Nickell. (Prometheus Books, Buffalo, NY, 1997).

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Incidentul OZN din Munții Berwyn


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Incidentul OZN din Munții Berwyn a fost o presupusă prăbușire a unui OZN în Marea Britanie. Ambele incidente, atât cel din Munții Berwyn cât și cel din Pădurea Rendlesham au fost numite Incidentul Roswell britanic.
Incidentul OZN din Munții Berwyn a avut loc la 23 ianuarie 1974 în Munții Berwyn în Llandrillo, Merionethshire, North Wales.

Un număr neobișnuit de lumini s-au observat pe cer. Evenimentul a fost urmat de o agitare dramatică a pământului. S-a considerat că s-a prăbusit un avion sau un meteorit. Într-o oră, poliția a cercetat Munții Berwyn și a fost ajutată de o echipa de salvare a aviației britanice de la Anglesey. Nimic nu a fost găsit și toate căutările au fost anulate la ora 2 pm în ziua următoare.

Dovezile științifice indică faptul că evenimentul a fost generat de un cutremur[1] combinat cu observarea unui meteorit luminos observat pe scară largă deasupra Țării Galilor și nordul Angliei.[2].
Institutul de Științe Geologice engleză Institute of Geological Sciences a raportat că a fost un cutremur cu o magnitudine 3,5. Cutremurul a fost simțit la 8:38 în acea noapte pe o arie largă din nordul Țării Galilor și în depărtare pâna la Liverpool. Nu a fost identificat imediat ce a fost, până la ancheta poliției. Cu toate acestea, amploarea șocului a fost de așa natură încât la locul impactului craterul rezultat a fost suficient de mare pentru a fi vizibil cu ușurință. Luminile neobișnuite pot să fi fost pur și simplu de la meteorit, dar poate fi inclus, de asemenea, fenomenul cunoscut sub numele de lumina de cutremur[3].

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Summary:
http://www.uk-ufo.org/condign/berwart.htm
In Llandrillo, North Wales, United Kingdom, on January 23, 1974, an extremely compelling UFO event began. Many of the residents of the village heard an extremely loud noise. Most of the citizens thought that an explosion had occurred-possibly a plane crash. Those who ventured outside on this cold night were astonished to see blue and orange lights near the Cader Bronwen mountain.

Witness Statements:

There would be many eyewitness accounts of what was seen. The press immediately investigated the occurrence, and interviewed those close to the scene of the lights on the mountain. The first newspaper accounts made this statement:

„There was a huge explosion a few minutes after 8:30 PM. From various accounts, this preceded, some say, by up to two or three minutes, a violent shaking of the ground, like a medium-sized earthquake-objects inside houses were knocked off shelves.”

Area Cordoned Off:

The scene of the area near the mountain would closely resemble the Kecksburg, Pennsylvania crash of 1965. Local police would arrive at the scene first, soon followed by the Royal Air Force. The area in and around the crash site was zoned off, with no one allowed to enter. A search and rescue effort would be ongoing for several days, with no information being related to interested bystanders or press personnel.

Group of Men:

An employee of a hotel in nearby Bala would come forward with a very interesting story. He stated that a group of men had checked into the hotel, and stayed during the search of the mountains. They did admit that they were involved in the mission, but could not talk about what they had seen or found at the site. Another account was given by a nurse who lived in Llanderfel, also close to the scene of the crash. Local police had asked for the assistance of the nurse at the crash site. She was told a plane had gone down in the area.

A Glowing UFO:

Being rushed to the scene, and not being able to get a sitter for her teenage daughters, she was forced to take them along. Driving on B4391, at 10:00 PM, the road was deserted. As she reached the foot of the mountain chain, she was shocked at what she saw… a glowing UFO. She and her daughters would later relate their story to the press. They saw a UFO, which was almost intact. It was a large, circular object, and glowed an orange color.

Escorted from Site:

They were within a couple of hundred yards of the object, and were certain of what they saw. They also saw emergency personnel-local police and military, close to the object. The nurse was instructed to immediately leave the area. She told the authorities that she was ordered to the site, but was quickly escorted from the area.

Investigation Covered Up:

For several days, all roads leading to the crash area were closed to everyone but authorized personnel. The nurse was told by local shepherds that they were not allowed to tend their flocks during the operation at the mountain. Most of the citizens that lived near the area of the mountain crash were convinced by what they saw that a military cover-up was being conducted. It is still a mystery as what exactly happened on January 23, 1974 near the Berwyn Mountains of Wales.
http://www.uk-ufo.org/condign/berwart.htm
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Alien Bodies Recovered After UFO Crash In Wales?

A top-secret Government research base was used to store alien bodies after their UFO crashed in a remote Welsh valley, it was claimed yesterday.

The mysterious craft came down in the Berwyn Mountains, Clwyd, according to a new book by top UFO investigator Nick Redfern.

In a chilling echo of the infamous Roswell Incident in New Mexico, scores of troops were dispatched on a secret mission to recover the wreckage.

One soldier, quoted in the book under the pseudonym James Prescott, was ordered to Llandderfel with four others and loaded two oblong boxes into their armoured truck.

They then ferried the bodies back to the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down near Salisbury, Wilts, under strict orders not to stop for anything.

Retired Mr Prescott, who is too afraid of reprisals to be named, said: „Once inside, the boxes were opened by staff at the faculty in our presence. We were shocked to see two creatures which had been placed inside decontamination suits.

„It was obvious the creatures were not of this world and, when examined, were found to be dead.

„The bodies were about five to six feet tall, humanoid in shape, but so thin they looked almost skeletal with a covering skin.

„Although I did not see a craft at the scene of the recovery, I was informed that a large craft had crashed and was recovered by other military units.”

Farmer Huw Lloyd, 39, was a boy of 14 watching TV at home in nearby Llandrillo on the night of the crash in January 1974. He said there was a huge bang followed by a tremor and a blinding blue light.

Huw recalled: „I was amazed at how quickly the police responded and how many people came here.”

The incident has remained classified and the Ministry of Defence refuses to comment.

Details were uncovered by expert Mr Redfern after years of research and are published in his book Cosmic Crashes.

http://www.rense.com/ufo5/wales.htm

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Incidentul OZN de la Coyame


coyame_UFO3Incidentul OZN de la Coyame este un raport privind o coliziune dintre un mic avion și un OZN care ar fi avut loc pe 25 august 1974 lângă orașul mexican Coyame, Chihuahua, aproape de frontiera cu Statele Unite.

Pe 24 august 1974, un radar al defensivei aeriene a Statelor Unite a detectat un obiect necunoscut, care se deplasa cu viteza de 4.000 km/h. Obiectul se afla în Golful Mexic, lângă orașul Corpus Christi, Texas. Apoi, rapid, obiectul și-a schimbat direcția spre Coyame. Între timp, un planor zbura dinspre El Paso spre Ciudad de México. Radarul american a detectat atât OZN-ul cât și avionul până la un moment când ambele au dispărut în același punct. Guvernul mexican a trimis o echipă de recuperare, în timp ce autoritățile americane au început să asculte activitățile mexicanilor.
Armata SUA a oferit servicii de recuperare guvernului mexican, dar au fost respinse. În baza aeriană unde se afla radarul american, s-au pregătit patru elicoptere și o echipă de recuperare la Coyame. Fără nicio autorizație din partea guvernului mexican, americanii au intrat pe ascuns în Mexic. Atunci când echipa de recuperare a Statelor Unite a sosit la fața locului, a observat un obiect ciudat metalic, împreună cu resturile avionului și, la câțiva metri, un vehicul de armată mexican cu patru persoane ucise în el, din motive necunoscute. Vezi un raport detaliat pe site-ul Anei Luisa Cid CAZUL Coyame.

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On 25 Aug 74, at 2207 hrs, US Air Defense radar detected an unknown object approaching US airspace from the Gulf of Mexico. Originally the object was tracked at 2,200 (2,530 mph) knots on a bearing of 325 degrees and at an altitude of 75,000 feet, a course that would intercept US territory about forty miles southwest of Corpus Christi, Texas.
After approximately sixty seconds of observation, at a position 155 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, the object decelerated to approximately 1700 (1,955 mph) knots, turned to a heading of 290 degrees, and began a slow descent.

It entered Mexican airspace approximately forty miles south of Brownsville, Texas. Radar tracked it approximately 500 miles to a point near the town of Coyame, in the state of Chihuahua, not far from the US border. There the object suddenly disappeared from the radar screens.

During the flight over Mexican airspace, the object leveled off at 45,000 feet, then descended to 20,000 feet. The descent was in level steps, not a smooth curve or straight line, and each level was maintained for approximately five minutes.

The object was tracked by two different military radar installations. It would have been within range of Brownsville civilian radar, but it is assumed that no civilian radar detected the object due to a lack of any such reports. The point of disappearance from the radar screens was over a barren and sparsely populated area of Northern Mexico. At first it was assumed that the object had descended below the radar’s horizon and a watch was kept for any re-emergence of the object. None occurred.

At first it was assumed that the object might be a meteor because of the high speed and descending flight path. But meteors normally travel at higher speeds, and descend in a smooth arc, not in „steps.” And meteors do not normally make a thirty-five degree change in course. Shortly after detection an air defense alert was called. However, before any form of interception could be scrambled, the object turned to a course that would not immediately take it over US territory. The alert was called off within twenty minutes after the object’s disappearance from the radar screen.

Fifty-two minutes after the disappearance, civilian radio traffic indicated that a civilian aircraft had gone down in that area. But it was clear that the missing aircraft had departed El Paso International with a destination of Mexico City, and could not, therefore, have been the object tracked over the Gulf of Mexico.

It was noted, however, that they both disappeared in the same area and at the same time.

With daylight the next day, Mexican authorities began a search for the missing plane. At Approximately 10:35 hours, there came a radio report that wreckage from the missing plane had been spotted from the air. Almost immediately came a report of a second plane on the ground a few miles from the first. A few minutes later an additional report stated that the second „plane” was circular shaped and apparently in one piece although damaged. A few minutes after that the Mexican military clamped a radio silence on all search efforts.

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The radio interceptions were reported through channels to the CIA. Possibly as many as two additional government agencies also received reports, but such has not been confirmed as of this date. The CIA immediately began forming a recovery team. The speed with which this team and its equipment was assembled suggests that this was either a well-rehearsed exercise or one that had been performed prior to this event.
In the meantime, requests were initiated at the highest levels between the United States and Mexican governments that the US recovery team be allowed onto Mexican territory to „assist.” These requests were met with professed ignorance and a flat refusal of any cooperation.

By 21:00 hrs, 26 Aug 1974, the recovery team had assembled and been staged at Fort Bliss. Several helicopters were flown in from some unknown source and assembled in a secured area. These helicopters were painted a neutral sand color and bore no markings. Eye witness indicates that there were three smaller craft, very probably UHl Hueys from the description. There was also a larger helicopter, possibly a Sea Stallion. Personnel from this team remained with their craft and had no contact with other Ft. Bliss personnel.

Satellite and aircraft overflight that day indicated that both the crashed disk and the civilian aircraft had been removed from the crash sites and loaded on flat bed trucks. Later flights confirmed that the convoy had departed the area heading south.

At that point the CIA had to make a choice; either to allow this unknown aircraft to stay in the hands of the Mexican government, or to launch the recovery team, supplemented by any required military support, to take the craft. There occurred, however, an event that took the choice out of their hands. High altitude overflights indicated that the convoy had stopped before reaching any inhabited areas or major roads. Recon showed no activity, and radio contact between the Mexican recovery team and its headquarters had ceased. A low altitude, high speed overflight was ordered.

The photos returned by that aircraft showed all trucks and jeeps stopped, some with open doors, and two human bodies laying on the ground beside two vehicles. The decision was immediately made to launch the recovery team, but the actual launching was held up for the arrival of additional equipment and two additional personnel. It was not until 14:38 hrs that the helicopters departed Ft. Bliss.

The four helicopters followed the border down towards Presidio then turned and entered Mexican airspace north of Candelaria. They were over the convoy site at 16:53 hrs. All convoy personnel were dead, most within the trucks. Some recovery team members, dressed in bioprotection suits, reconfigured the straps holding the object on the flatbed truck, then attached them to a cargo cable from the Sea Stallion.

By 17:14 hrs the recovered object was on its way to US territory. Before leaving the convoy site, members of the recovery team gathered together the Mexican vehicles and bodies, then destroyed all with high explosives. This included the pieces of the civilian light plane which had been involved in the mid-air collision. At 17:46 hrs the Hueys departed.

The Hueys caught up with the Sea Stallion as it reentered US airspace. The recovery team then proceeded to a point in the Davis Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of Valentine. There they landed and waited until 02:25 hrs the next morning. At that time they resumed the flight and rendezvoused with a small convoy on a road between Van Horn and Kent. The recovered disk was transferred to a truck large enough to handle it and capable of being sealed totally. Some of the personnel from the Huey’s transferred to the convoy.

All helicopters then returned to their original bases for decontamination procedures. The convoy continued non-stop, using back roads and smaller highways, and staying away from cities. The destination of the convoy reportedly was Altanta, Georgia.

Here the hard evidence thins out. One unconfirmed report says the disk was eventually transferred to Wright-Patterson AF Base. Another says that the disk was either transferred after that to another unnamed base, or was taken directly to this unknown base directly from Atlanta.

The best description of the disk was that it was sixteen feet, five inches in diameter, convex on both upper and lower surfaces to the same degree, possessing no visible doors or windows. The thickness was slightly less than five feet. The color was silver, much like polished steel. There were no visible lights nor any propulsion means.

There were no markings. There were two areas of the rim that showed damage, one showing an irregular hole approximately twelve inches in diameter with indented material around it. The other damage was described as a „dent” about two feet wide. The weight of the object was estimated as approximately one thousand, five hundred pounds, based on the effect of the weight on the carrying helicopter and those who transferred it to the truck.

There was no indication in the documentation available as to whether anything was visible in the „hole.”

It seems likely that the damage with the hole was caused by the collision with the civilian aircraft. That collision occurred while the object was traveling approximately 1700 knots (1,955 mph). Even ignoring the speed of the civilian aircraft, the impact would have been considerable at that speed.

This is in agreement with the description of the civilian aircraft as being „almost totally destroyed.” What was being taken from the crash site was pieces of the civilian aircraft.

The second damage may have resulted when the object impacted with the ground. The speed in that case should have been considerably less than that of the first impact.

No mention is made of the occupants of the civilian aircraft. It is not known if any body or bodies were recovered. Considering the destruction of the civilian light aircraft in mid-air, bodies may well not have come down near the larger pieces.

Unfortunately what caused the deaths of the Mexican recovery team is not known. Speculation ranges from a chemical released from the disk as a result of the damage, to a microbiological agent. There are no indications of death or illness by any of the recovery team.

It would not have been illogical for the recovery team to have taken one of the bodies back with them for analysis. But there is no indication of that having happened. Perhaps they did not have adequate means of transporting what might have been a biologically contaminated body.

Inquires to the FAA reveal no documents concerning the civilian aircraft crash, probably because it did not involve a US aircraft.

Sources: http://www.ufobbs.com/txt4/3263.ufo

UBJECT: THE CHIHUAHUA DISK CRASH FILE: UFO3263

To: All Deneb Team Members
From: JS
Date: 23 Mar 92
Subject: Research Findings on the Chihuahua Disk Crash
Text:

On 25 Aug 74, at 2207 hrs, US Air Defense radar detected an unknown
approaching US airspace from the Gulf of Mexico. Originally the
object was tracked at 2,200 (2530 mph) knots on a bearing of 325
degrees and at an altitude of 75,000 feet, a course that would
intercept US territory about forty miles southwest of Corpus
Cristi, Texas. After approximately sixty seconds of observation,
at a position 155 miles southeast of Corpus Cristi, the object
simultaneously decelerated to approximately 1700 (1955 mph) knots,
turned to a heading of 290 degrees, and began a slow descent. It
entered Mexican airspace approximately forty miles south of
Brownsville, Texas. Radar tracked it approximately 500 miles to a
point near the town of Coyame, in the state of Chihuahua, not far
from the US border. There the object suddenly disappeared from the
radar screens.

During the flight over Mexican airspace, the object leveled off at
45,000 feet, then descended to 20,000 feet. The descent was in
level steps, not a smooth curve or straight line, and each level
was maintained for approximately five minutes.

The object was tracked by two different military radar
installations. It would have been within range of Brownsville
civilian radar, but it is assumed that no civilian radar detected
the object due to a lack of any such reports.

The point of disappearance from the radar screens was over a barren
and sparsely populated area of Northern Mexico. At first it was
assumed that the object had descended below the radar’s horizon and
a watch was kept for any re-emergence of the object. None
occurred.

At first it was assumed that the object might be a meteor because
of the high speed and descending flight path. But meteors normally
travel at higher speeds, and descend in a smooth arc, not in
„steps.” And meteors do not normally make a thirty-five degree
change in course. Shortly after detection an air defense alert was
called. However, before any form of interception could be
scrambled, the object turned to a course that would not immediately
take it over US territory. The alert was called off within twenty
minutes after the object’s disappearance from the radar screen.

Fifty-two minutes after the disappearance, civilian radio traffic
indicated that a civilian aircraft had gone down in that area. But
it was clear that the missing aircraft had departed El Paso
International with a destination of Mexico City, and could not,
therefore, have been the object tracked over the Gulf of Mexico.

It was noted, however, that they both disappeared in the same area
and at the same time.

With daylight the next day, Mexican authorities began a search for
the missing plane. Approximately 1035 hrs there came a radio
report that wreckage from the missing plane had been spotted from
the air. Almost immediately came a report of a second plane on the
ground a few miles from the first. A few minutes later an
additional report stated that the second „plane” was circular
shaped and apparently in one piece although damaged. A few minutes
after that the Mexican military clamped a radio silence on all
search efforts.

The radio interceptions were reported through channels to the CIA.
Possibly as many as two additional government agencies also
received reports, but such has not been confirmed as of this date.
The CIA immediately began forming a recovery team. The speed with
which this team and its equipment was assembled suggests that this
was either a well-rehearsed exercise or one that had been performed
prior to this event.

In the meantime requests were initiated at the highest levels
between the United States and Mexican governments that the US
recovery team be allowed onto Mexican territory to „assist.” These
requests were met with professed ignorance and a flat refusal of
any cooperation.

By 2100 hrs, 26 Aug 74, the recovery team had assembled and been
staged at Fort Bliss. Several helicopters were flown in from some
unknown source and assembled in a secured area. These helicopters
were painted a neutral sand color and bore no markings. Eye
witness indicates that there were three smaller craft, very
probably UHl Hueys from the description. There was also a larger
helicopter, possibly a Sea Stallion. Personnel from this team
remained with their craft and had no contact with other Ft. Bliss
personnel.

Satellite and recognizance aircraft overflight that day indicated
that both the crashed disk and the civilian aircraft had been
removed from the crash sites and loaded on flat bed trucks. Later
flights confirmed that the convoy had departed the area heading
south.

At that point the CIA had to make a choice, either to allow this
unknown aircraft to stay in the hands of the Mexican government, or
to launch the recovery team, supplemented by any required military
support, to take the craft. There occurred, however, an event that
took the choice out of their hands. High altitude overflights
indicated that the convoy had stopped before reaching any inhabited
areas or major roads. Recon showed no activity, and radio contact
between the Mexican recovery team and its headquarters had ceased.
A low altitude, high speed overflight was ordered.

The photos returned by that aircraft showed all trucks and jeeps
stopped, some with open doors, and two human bodies laying on the
ground beside two vehicles. The decision was immediately made to
launch the recovery team but the actual launching was held up for
the arrival of additional equipment and two additional personnel.
It was not until 1438 hrs that the helicopters departed Ft. Bliss.

The four helicopters followed the boarder down towards Presido then
turned and entered Mexican airspace north of Candelaria. They were
over the convoy site at 1653 hrs. All convoy personnel were dead,
most within the trucks. Some recovery team members, dressed
bioprotection suits, reconfigured the straps holding the object on
the flatbed truck, then attached them to a cargo cable from the Sea
Stallion. By 1714 hrs the recovered object was on its way to US
territory. Before leaving the convoy site, members of the recovery
team gathered together the Mexican vehicles and bodies, then
destroyed all with high explosives. This included the pieces of
the civilian light plane which had been involved in the mid-air
collision. At 1746 hrs the Hueys departed.

The Hueys caught up with the Sea Stallion as it reentered US
airspace. The recovery team then proceeded to a point in the
Davis Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles north east of
Valentine. There they landed and waited until 0225 hrs the next
morning. At that time they resumed the flight and rendezvoused
with a small convoy on a road between Van Horn and Kent. The
recovered disk was transferred to a truck large enough to handle it
and capable of being sealed totally. Some of the personnel from
the Huey’s transferred to the convoy.

All helicopters then returned to their original bases for
decontamination procedures. The convoy continued non-stop, using
back roads and smaller highways, and staying away from cities. The
destination of the convoy reportedly was Altanta, Georgia.

Here the hard evidence thins out. One unconfirmed report says the
disk was eventually transferred to Wright-Patterson AF Base.
Another says that the disk was either transferred after that to
another unnamed base, or was taken directly to this unknown base
directly from Atlanta.

The best description of the disk was that it was sixteen feet, five
inches in diameter, convex on both upper and lower surfaces to the
same degree, possessing no visible doors or windows. The thickness
was slightly less than five feet. The color was silver, much like
polished steel. There were no visible lights nor any propulsion
means. There were no markings. There were two areas of the rim
that showed damage, one showing an irregular hole approximately
twelve inches in diameter with indented material around it. The
other damage was described as a „dent” about two feet wide. The
weight of the object was estimated as approximately one thousand,
five hundred pounds, based on the effect of the weight on the
carrying helicopter and those who transferred it to the truck.

There was no indication in the documentation available as to
whether anything was visible in the „hole.”

It seems likely that the damage with the hole was caused by the
collision with the civilian aircraft. That collision occurred
while the object was traveling approximately 1700 knots (1955 mph).
Even ignoring the speed of the civilian aircraft, the impact would
have been considerable at that speed. This is in agreement with
the description of the civilian aircraft as being „almost totally
destroyed.” What was being taken from the crash site was pieces of
the civilian aircraft.

The second damage may have resulted when the object impacted with
the ground. The speed in that case should have been considerably
less than that of the first impact.

No mention is made of the occupants of the civilian aircraft. It
is not known if any body or bodies were recovered. Considering the
destruction of the civilian light aircraft in mid-air, bodies may
well not have come down near the larger pieces.

Unfortunately what caused the deaths of the Mexican recovery team
is not known. Speculation ranges from a chemical released from the
disk as a result of the damage, to a microbiological agent. There
are no indications of death or illness by any of the recovery team.
It would not have been illogical for the recovery team to have
taken one of the bodies back with them for anaylsis. But there is
no indication of that having happen. Perhaps they did not have
adquate means of transporting what might have been a biologically
contaminated body.

Inquires to the FAA reveal no documents conserning the civilian
aircraft crash, probably because it did not involve a US aircraft
nor did
To: All Deneb Team Members
From: JS
Date: 2 Mar 92
Subject: Research Findings on the Pinehurst „Abduction”
Text:

Given the small amount of data to go on and the number of years
that have passed since the original incident, very little
importance should be placed on this report. The group first
learned of it through a verbal transmission from an Air Force
Officer. He stated that he had learned of it from a report filed
with the Intelligence Officer at Fairchild AFB a few days after the
event. He admitted that he did not meet those filing the report,
nor was he actually involved with any type of investigation.
Apparently the original report as filed by a civilian was
„humorous” enough to get passed around among some of the officers.

His statement (summarized):

On 24 June 71 a man and his wife came into the base headquarters at
Fairchild and stated that they wished to make a report of a „flying
saucer.” They were turned over to the base Intelligence Officer as
would be proper under AF guidelines for UFO reports at that time.
He allowed them to write down their story but apparently placed
very little importance in their statements for report indicated
that he asked no questions and apparently told the civilians that
their report would be „passed up the channels.” It is not known if
that was ever done, or if that officer, disbelieving the report
because of the possible abduction aspect, merely filed it without
following standard UFO reporting procedure. It is possible that he
did not even file the report, but merely passed it around the its
„amusement” value then trash canned it.

The facts remembered from the report were as follows:

On 21 June 71, Mr John Stacy (23) and his wife, Gloria (23), were
in their home near Pinehurst, Idaho. Their home was a distance
from the town and somewhat isolated. It was after dinner and both
were sitting down, Mrs Stacy watching TV, John reading a book. At
approximately 2215 hrs John’s attention was caught by a light
outside the window, a reddish light of rather deep color. He went
to the window and saw a column of light described as „deep red”
descending to the ground from above. The place where the light
struck the ground was only about a hundred feet from the house and
he could not see from his position what was causing the light.

After showing the light to his wife, he went out the back door,
accompanied by her, to investigate. He took with him a 22 caliber
pistol, the only weapon in the house. He stated that the light was
like nothing he had ever seen and „a little scary.” Once clear of
the roof, they could see that the light was coming from the center
of a circular shape hovering approximately two hundred feet in the
air. The shape was dark, no lights apparent other than the red
beam shining directly down from the center. He estimated the
diameter of the „disk” to be fifty feet.

For a few minutes they both just stood there, staring in wonder at
the thing. Then John realized that it was no longer there. He was
still standing outside, looking at the sky, but there was no object
and no light. He stated that he didn’t remember seeing it go, just
that he was suddenly aware it wasn’t there any longer. And that he
was suddenly chilled.

He turned to his wife but she wasn’t there. He also noticed that
his revolver was no longer in his hand. Puzzled, he went back into
the house, searching for Gloria. She was not present. He then
took a flashlight and searched the area around the house but failed
to find her. Returning to the house, he was about to call law
authorities when he noticed a red flash out of the corner of his
eye. The light had been outside a window. He was going to the
door again when he met Gloria slowly walking back into the house.

He began questioning her about where she had been but she was in a
daze and unable to answer coherently except to say that she felt
she had been „somewhere. n As she recovered she seemed very much
afraid of the outside of the house but could put no words to her
fears. He got her to bed and calmed down. The next day she could
not remember where she had been and seemed anxious whenever he
asked questions.

In the report, John Stacy stated that he had noticed there were red
marks encircling his wife’s wrists and ankles but she could not
explain how they had gotten there. It appeared that the skin was
somewhat raw as if rubbed or chaffed.

On the second day after the sighting, Mrs Stacy told her husband
that she was sure she had been inside the „flying saucer” but still
could not remember anything else. That is when he decided to go to
the nearest AFB and report the incident and inquire as to what it
might have been. It appears unlikely that his questions were
answered by the AF officer who took their statements.

This is the end of the original verbal account, given to a member
of the group in early 1983. It was recorded and filed for possible
investigation but with a low priority due to the amount of time
that had passed.

In 1985 one of the group happened to be not far from Pinehurst and
decided to investigate. The trail was pretty cold by then. Casual
interrogation of long-time residents did, however, reveal two men
who remembered the couple and the incident. Apparently it had been
written up in a local paper. Attempts to locate that paper proved
negative as it had apparently gone out of business years before.

Additional information gathered from the locals include: Gloria
Stacy died in 1980 from causes unrelated to the incident. John
Stacy moved to California right after that.

The original newspaper article described only the dark „saucer” and
a red beam, but not the possible abduction. Apparently the Stacy’s
had decided to not reveal that part. But those who knew them said
that years later John told them several additional facts. Unable
to sleep after the incident, John lay in bed awake for quite a
while. It was then that he realized that it was far later than it
should have been. He knew the time he saw the red light because of
the TV show that was on. But when Gloria returned and they went to
bed, it was over four hours later. Even allowing for two hours as
he searched the area around the house and to calm his wife down
after she returned, that still leaves approximately two hours
unaccounted for.

Also Mrs Stacy had „bad dreams” for quite a while afterwards but
never did remember anything additional about the time she was
missing. For a couple years after the incident she would not leave
the house at night.

There had been no additional incidents with unknowns or anything
that could be related to the original incident, at least none that
were related to the two locals interviewed.

Without the ability to interview the primary witnesses, there is
little that can be made of this report. As it stands, this
incident contains some of the standard elements of abduction cases,
yet differs in some ways. The beam of red light has been reported
only a few times, mostly not in conjunction with abductions. The
missing time element is a key factor, of course. But the marks on
her wrists and ankles suggest some form of physical restraint, not
a common element. A similar occurrence has been related in only
one other abduction, that in which the woman claimed to have been
bound to a chair and left alone for a period of time by the
„aliens.” There is no evidence of any other marks on her body, nor
of any post-abduction symptoms other than bad dreams and a
nervousness about going outside at night. It is possible,
considering the second-hand evidence, that such symptoms may have
simply gone unreported.

This couple apparently felt it their duty to report this sighting
to the AF, or perhaps because they felt that the AF might help
explain to them what had happened. They certainly did not seek
publicity afterwards, in fact apparently avoided it. This argues
strongly in favor of a real incident of some type having occurred.

Some limited attempts have been made to local John Stacy in the Los
Angeles area but have proved negative.

This case is not considered worthwhile for further investigation.

END OF DOCUMENT

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