Originally posted by shots
Just a couple of observations here.
I perfectly understand (and commend) your skepticism about an audio file of unknown provenance. There are a number of hoaxed audio recordings that
have been doing the rounds on the Internet for several years.
In the present instance, however, I think it is rather important to note that queries about the audio recording were raised with the British Ministry
of Defence and that the Ministry confirmed the details of the incident with one of the pilots involved.
I don't think anyone in this thread (or the earlier thread in relation to the same incident) has posted a link to a relevant British Ministry of
Defence memo dated 22 March 2007.
I think this memo is important to the points made by you, schuyler and others regarding whether the audio recording is credible or not (and to your
list of various points of "Red Flags" for considering the recording to be suspect).
The author of the Ministry of Defence memo, a member of the Defence Flying Complaints Investigation Team, spoke with LATCC(Mil) on 7 March 2007 and
with the pilot with the call sign (c/s) of GATOR 2 [493rd FS, 48th FW, RAF Lakenheath] on 20 March 2007.
The pilot confirmed that he had seen an object. He reported that the object had been "drifting with the wind" and was "between the size of a
grapefruit and a soccer ball".
After 3 passes, the object was dismissed as something that "may have fallen off a weather balloon".
It may help if I give a link to this memo:
Relevant MOD memo
That memo forms the substantive part of the content of the Freedom of Information Act response at:
this page of the
In relation to the reference in the title of this thread to the "scramble" of jets, and the subsequent discussion in this thread about the
"scrambling" of jets to investigate a "UFO", it is also important to note that the memo above states that the relevant pilot "confirmed that he
had identified an object on radar and decided to investigate. He was not tasked to do so by any ATC agency".
[edit on 20-8-2007 by IsaacKoi]