posted on Jun, 16 2003 @ 11:16 AM
I'd like to bring up a case from UFO history, just to see what you think about it:
In the years since they began to appear in large numbers, there have been several known, documented, and public incidents where fighter craft from
various militaries have engaged in 'hot pursuit' of UFOs (F-106 chase of UFO in 1975, F-5 chase in Brazil, F-4 chase in Iran)... but there have been
relatively few in which the fighter craft have been lost due to action on part of the UFO.
On the night of November 23, 1953, Air Defense Command radar spotted an unknown object flying over Lake Superior at about 500 miles per hour. Being
that this was the northern frontier of the USA, and that the cold war was at its height, the air force scrambled an F-89C all-weather jet fighter,
piloted by Lt. Felix Moncla Jr. and radar operator Lt. R.R. Wilson from Kinross AFB near the Soo Locks, in Michigan, to intercept it. Under radar
guidance, the jet intercepted the UFO at 8000 feet, 70 miles off of Keweenaw Point. Radar operators on the ground watched as the blip of the UFO
approached the F-89, MERGED with it, then dissapeared... An exhaustive search over the next days found neither fighter, nor crew.
The USAF first said that the F-89 had crashed while following a canadian c-47 at low altitude. It then said that the pilot had been overcome by
vertigo... then, finally, it just said that the fighter had simply exploded at high altitude, without cause. Monclas widow was, in turn, told all of
these stories... then was told them again, in different order, when she asked questions later on.
Finally, the Canadian government said it had no aircraft in the area at the time, and certainly no aircraft had collided with an american jet.
So, ATS people, what do YOU think happened? Did Moncla, somehow, experience vertigo while flying on instruments, with a second crewman monitoring
instruments behind him? Did the canadians really have a C-47 in the area, the loss of which they've hid for 50 years? Did the F-89 simply
'explode' because its warrantee was out?
Or were Lts Moncla and Wilson, along with their F-89, captured by an Unidentified Flying Object?