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1967 Crestview Elementary School UFO Sighting Seen By Hundreds

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posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 05:49 PM
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I spent several minutes typing up this UFO story out several different ways on ATS's search engine, in an attempt to locate something, but nothing came up, which is very surprising. My apologies if this story was posted before, but I was unable to find anything.

The 1967 Crestview Elementary School UFO Sighting

Back in 1967, three UFOs were spotted coming through several clouds, on a mostly clear day in Florida. Hundreds of students and several teachers witnessed this event at the Crestview Elementary School, located in Miami Gardens, FL.



The larger, oval craft was said to be as large as "a cruise ship," with the other two darting around the larger craft. One of the students stated that the larger craft landed in a field that was near the school.

Afterwards, members of the Miami news press and several military personnel started to interview the witnesses. The story was published in the Miami Herald the following day and stated that the sighting was nothing more than helicopters performing "maneuvers from the nearby Homestead Air Force Base."


I was in the 6th grade at Crestview Elementary School, in Miami, (Post Office, Opa-Locka, Fla,) During recess in April 1967, I and hundreds of others students from Crestview and a few teachers, witnessed 3 oval shaped objects coming through a few clouds, on a mostly a clear day, directly over our heads. My teacher gathered our class into a line. We watched as the two smaller of the three oval objects, appeared to be dancing around the larger oval shaped object coming down towards us. The larger object, seemed to be the size of a cruise ship, but it's shape was oval and cigar shaped and shiny metal like. I saw the large object land in the field near our school. I didn't see where the other two objects went.



Before long, men in uniforms and news press started to interview kids. I listened to a boy who had the same accounting as me. The following day, the Miami Herald told the story and said that it was helicopters on maneuvers from the nearby Homestead Air Force Base. I knew otherwise, and understand now that they had to state that to avoid mass hysteria.

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Another interesting tidbit of information, is that a month before the Crestview Elementary School sighting, "a series of strange events occurred in South Florida involving several unidentified flying objects, U.S. and Cuban military personnel, and hundreds of civilian witnesses." This was written about in a book entitled, "Unknown Down," which is available for purchase on Amazon.




On the night of March 31, 1967, a series of strange events occurred in South Florida involving several unidentified flying objects, U.S. and Cuban military personnel, and hundreds of civilian witnesses. Bill Schroeder, a young Army fire control operator at B Battery HAWK missile site in Key West, tracked several objects on radar traveling at impossible speeds. These “bogeys” evaded both U.S. and Cuban fighter jets scrambled to intercept them. Even more disturbing, the UFOs emitted an electromagnetic countermeasure that disabled B Battery’s electronic surveillance and caused the destruction of one of the Cuban MiG-21s. Told by his superiors the incident was part of a NORAD drill and not to discuss it with anyone, Bill Schroeder lived with this secret for years before finally coming forward with his story. Author Jack Roth shares Schroeder’s incredible account, along with other witness testimony and details that have been brought to light over the years as a result of Schroeder’s persistent research.

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Here's some more information on the March 1967 incident involving the Cuban MiG-21 fighters:


One day in March, 1967, the Spanish-speaking intercept operators of Detachment “A” located at Key West Naval Air Station in Florida heard Cuban air defense radar controllers report an unidentified “bogey” approaching Cuba from the northeast. The unidentified aircraft entered Cuban air space at a height of about 10,000 meters (about 33,000 feet) and sped off at nearly Mach 1 (nearly 660 mph). The Cuban airforce scrambled two MIG-21 jet fighters to intercept. The jets were guided to within five kilometers (three miles) of the UFO by Cuban ground control intercept radar personnel. The flight leader radioed that the object was a bright metallic spheroid disc with no visible markings or appendages. When a try at radio contact failed, Cuban air defense headquarters ordered the flight leader to arm his weapons and destroy the object.



The leader reported his radar was locked onto the bogey and his missiles were armed and ready to engage. Seconds later, the wingman screamed to the ground controller that his leader’s jet had exploded. When he gained his composure, the wing man radioed there was no smoke or flame, that his leader’s MIG-21 had disintegrated in mid air. Cuban radar then reported the UFO quickly accelerated and climbed above 30,000 meters (98,000 feet). At last report, it was heading south-southeast towards South America.

ufo-explorer.com...



Could these two UFO incidents be related to one another? Did they involve extraterrestrial craft? I certainly can't say for sure, but they're both interesting cases that coincidentally occurred in the same general area, with both sightings occurring within a month of each other.

Crestview Elementary School UFO Sighting Video Posted On March 13, 2018:


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posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 05:59 PM
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I remember this story. I don't believe the helicopter story. That's not even a good cover story. All of those kids know the trurt, and the teachers were probably warned by authorities to stay silent. Im sure it affected all of them the rest of their lives



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Instantly reminds of the Westhall UFO in Australia, strangely from almost a year before this event



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

You mention the ATS search engine mate.

It used to be the most important tool on the Internet.

Too bad for the last 2 years noone can read it.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: Zcustosmorum
a reply to: shawmanfromny

Instantly reminds of the Westhall UFO in Australia, strangely from almost a year before this event


Ditto, felt like I was reading something very similar to Westall. Was gonna bring it up myself but you beat me to it.

Kind regards,

bally



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Why start a thread with an apology?



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 09:34 PM
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Fascinating; thanks for posting this, shawmanfromny. I had never heard of this one.

The newspaper clips (photo) are fascinating. Lots of detail in there.

More and more, I think this is all clandestine tech someone has had, and has been using it and testing it out for decades.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
Fascinating; thanks for posting this, shawmanfromny. I had never heard of this one.


Same here.


School sightings are fascinating but also risky, maybe because of that thin dividing line between pure innocence (ie, why would they lie?) and actually BEING crafty little liars (ie coz it's childish fun), but the sheer number of witnesses is a crucial factor. I did a thread recently about a flap of UK school sightings in the late 70s - some of which I suspect were outright hoaxes inspired by the first major case that gained so much publicity.

Helicopters seem a ridiculous explanation for a daytime sighting on a clear day. Wouldn't the kids or the teachers have simply said, "Oh, look - three helicopters". They're hardly that anomalous-looking from a distance.

However...


More and more, I think this is all clandestine tech someone has had, and has been using it and testing it out for decades.


There IS that possibility, too.


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posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 11:35 PM
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originally posted by: shawmanfromny
I spent several minutes typing up this UFO story out several different ways on ATS's search engine, in an attempt to locate something, but nothing came up, which is very surprising. My apologies if this story was posted before, but I was unable to find anything.

The 1967 Crestview Elementary School UFO Sighting

Back in 1967, three UFOs were spotted coming through several clouds, on a mostly clear day in Florida. Hundreds of students and several teachers witnessed this event at the Crestview Elementary School, located in Miami Gardens, FL.



The larger, oval craft was said to be as large as "a cruise ship," with the other two darting around the larger craft. One of the students stated that the larger craft landed in a field that was near the school.

Afterwards, members of the Miami news press and several military personnel started to interview the witnesses. The story was published in the Miami Herald the following day and stated that the sighting was nothing more than helicopters performing "maneuvers from the nearby Homestead Air Force Base."


I was in the 6th grade at Crestview Elementary School, in Miami, (Post Office, Opa-Locka, Fla,) During recess in April 1967, I and hundreds of others students from Crestview and a few teachers, witnessed 3 oval shaped objects coming through a few clouds, on a mostly a clear day, directly over our heads. My teacher gathered our class into a line. We watched as the two smaller of the three oval objects, appeared to be dancing around the larger oval shaped object coming down towards us. The larger object, seemed to be the size of a cruise ship, but it's shape was oval and cigar shaped and shiny metal like. I saw the large object land in the field near our school. I didn't see where the other two objects went.



Before long, men in uniforms and news press started to interview kids. I listened to a boy who had the same accounting as me. The following day, the Miami Herald told the story and said that it was helicopters on maneuvers from the nearby Homestead Air Force Base. I knew otherwise, and understand now that they had to state that to avoid mass hysteria.

LINK





Another interesting tidbit of information, is that a month before the Crestview Elementary School sighting, "a series of strange events occurred in South Florida involving several unidentified flying objects, U.S. and Cuban military personnel, and hundreds of civilian witnesses." This was written about in a book entitled, "Unknown Down," which is available for purchase on Amazon.




On the night of March 31, 1967, a series of strange events occurred in South Florida involving several unidentified flying objects, U.S. and Cuban military personnel, and hundreds of civilian witnesses. Bill Schroeder, a young Army fire control operator at B Battery HAWK missile site in Key West, tracked several objects on radar traveling at impossible speeds. These “bogeys” evaded both U.S. and Cuban fighter jets scrambled to intercept them. Even more disturbing, the UFOs emitted an electromagnetic countermeasure that disabled B Battery’s electronic surveillance and caused the destruction of one of the Cuban MiG-21s. Told by his superiors the incident was part of a NORAD drill and not to discuss it with anyone, Bill Schroeder lived with this secret for years before finally coming forward with his story. Author Jack Roth shares Schroeder’s incredible account, along with other witness testimony and details that have been brought to light over the years as a result of Schroeder’s persistent research.

LINK

Here's some more information on the March 1967 incident involving the Cuban MiG-21 fighters:


One day in March, 1967, the Spanish-speaking intercept operators of Detachment “A” located at Key West Naval Air Station in Florida heard Cuban air defense radar controllers report an unidentified “bogey” approaching Cuba from the northeast. The unidentified aircraft entered Cuban air space at a height of about 10,000 meters (about 33,000 feet) and sped off at nearly Mach 1 (nearly 660 mph). The Cuban airforce scrambled two MIG-21 jet fighters to intercept. The jets were guided to within five kilometers (three miles) of the UFO by Cuban ground control intercept radar personnel. The flight leader radioed that the object was a bright metallic spheroid disc with no visible markings or appendages. When a try at radio contact failed, Cuban air defense headquarters ordered the flight leader to arm his weapons and destroy the object.



The leader reported his radar was locked onto the bogey and his missiles were armed and ready to engage. Seconds later, the wingman screamed to the ground controller that his leader’s jet had exploded. When he gained his composure, the wing man radioed there was no smoke or flame, that his leader’s MIG-21 had disintegrated in mid air. Cuban radar then reported the UFO quickly accelerated and climbed above 30,000 meters (98,000 feet). At last report, it was heading south-southeast towards South America.

ufo-explorer.com...



Could these two UFO incidents be related to one another? Did they involve extraterrestrial craft? I certainly can't say for sure, but they're both interesting cases that coincidentally occurred in the same general area, with both sightings occurring within a month of each other.

Crestview Elementary School UFO Sighting Video Posted On March 13, 2018:



It was a German Breakaway Society Craft...those plicks didn't have to KIA the pilot of that jet....only the Germans or some secret society given a Craft by them would murder like that indiscriminately as they violate someones airspace.

I find it despicable that Governments have allowed so many people to suffer the PTSD and many other problems which come from being exposed to this REALITY which our Government has CONSPIRED TO PRESENT AS FICTION thereby CATALYSING THE DAMAGES to these many many people....it is a global travesty that will soon have to be remediated....abductees will have to be compensated …


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posted on Jul, 7 2019 @ 01:00 AM
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a reply to: ConfusedBrit

Indeed you did make a recent thread about this topic mate and there may be one or two parallels with this case.


listverse.com...



originally posted by: KansasGirl

I think this is all clandestine tech someone has had, and has been using it and testing it out for decades.


1909.


Date: July 23, 1909

Location: Kelso, New Zealand

Time: 13:00

Summary: On July 23, a small group of schoolchildren and some residents reported that an airship came down and bobbed around in the sky over the school for a few minutes.
Source: Basterfield, Keith


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posted on Jul, 7 2019 @ 01:13 AM
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Heres some more links for this case


Nuforc Report


Nicap Links



posted on Jul, 7 2019 @ 01:19 AM
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More nuforc Links

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Link2

Link3


2 oval shaped ufo’s

I was 11 years old in 5th grade at Crestview Elementary school. We were escorted out of class by Air Force personnel, to a staging area 2 blocks away to the west. I cut through 2 back yards back to the school to see what was going on when I saw the Air Force with guns in front of the ufo’s. Both were oval shape, and 1 was hovering behind the other maybe 30 feet off the ground. I got chased by a soldier back to the staging area.

I’ve kept this to myself and family for 52 years.



The above account is really interesting and raises many many questions



One more account that i found


n response for information about the event at Crestview Elementary I can confirm the event did happen.

I lived on the same street about a block from the school. I really find it hard to believe there is not more information about this sighting since the witnesses were many.

The Miami Herald did report this event in two editions. One contained details about the event with witness accounts including a teacher and student. My brother is looking for the clippings.

The other story was about spiritualists, ((two names deleted)). I remember the traffic on our quiet street and answering questions about the event to the many curious visitors.

The event occur in a field a few blocks north of the school. I remember the Air Force saying the craft were nothing but helicopters but this was greatly desputed by the teachers and students.

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Not sure how i would feel about teachers teaching my kids if they didnt know how to tell a ufo from a helicopter



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posted on Jul, 8 2019 @ 10:46 AM
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Cheers for sharing!

I always find school sightings interesting. Because they're often not just children - the teachers see the same thing.

I'm sure I read somewhere, some years back that they had started carrying out UFO "drills" for schools in the U.K. and possibly elsewhere too.

Telling them they were helicopters is insulting. If you're going to think of an excuse, think harder! Like a weather balloon



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 08:17 AM
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Regarding the coastguard helicopter debunk I did find it interesting that Major Quintanilla was chief of Project Bluebook at the time - he didn't have the best reputation for objectivity and apparently..



"During Air Force Major Hector Quintanilla's tenure as Blue Book's director, the flag of the utter nonsense school was flying at its highest on the mast".

Dr J Allen Hynek, Chief Scientific Consultant for Air Force Investigations of UFOs from 1948 until 1969

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Crestview also gets a mention in this interview about UFOs over schools.




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