On April 18, 1962 a Very strange UFO was seen in the sky by thousands of people as it traveled above many different States in North America. the
unidentified flying object that originated from somewhere in the sky near Cuba varied in speed during it's flight path and was tracked by multiple
Radar Stations. Air Defense Command
supposedly watched the object for several hours
and did scramble Jet Fighters from two locations to intercept the UFO.
the object was reportedly seen high up in the sky over Oneida, New York and further sighting reports from different states confirmed the object was
traveling to the west.
in Eureka, Utah it was reported that the object caused a power disruption at a power plant and came down or crashed. another witness closer to the
supposed crash site stated that the object landed and then took off again heading WSW. most likely the UFO did take off again since it was later
spotted north of Las Vegas, Nevada.
the same object was also the cause of more sighting reports in the western part of the Country and because of the irregular flight path it took , some
of the reports conflicted due to some of the witnesses stating the object traveled west while others stated the object traveled east. witnesses of
the event included commercial Pilots, Military Personel, Police officers and civilians and the descriptions of the UFO varied.
the Pilot of a C-119
aircraft that spotted the object while they were in flight described
it as a " long slender object " with the colors being a very bright magnesium white at the front and a yellowish color towards the rear. he also
reported that the object was a darker color when it was lower in altitude and he could see what he thought was a row of windows along the side of the
UFO. Many other people said it was white and yellow and a man from Silver City, Utah did hear sonic booms. other reports state the object was a
Bluish color and gasping sounds were heard as it slowed down and it spurted ahead again. more reports described it as a Red Fireball Meteor.
supposedly the UFO blew up somewhere over Nevada but speculation has it that it was destroyed by the Fighter jets that were chasing it. The next day
reported the incident and the headlines were ' Brilliant Red
Explosion Flares in Las Vegas Sky ' and ' Weird object seen through entire West '.
the lead investigator for project blue book, Allen Hynek
was asked to conduct a study of the
incident and he only interviewed a couple witnesses and filed a report stating the UFO was a bolide meteor.
civilians that inquired about the event were told by a Air Force personel that is was a U-2 spyplane or a weather Balloon.
listed below are Nicap reports and various book and articles about this event.
Front-page story (see MISC-PBB2-1058) says that on April 18,1963, the Air Force Defense Command was puzzled by an aerial object that exploded and
seemed to be a meteor, but had the unique distinction of being tracked by radar 70 miles northwest of Las ''Vegas, Nevada, as well as chased by
jets, before it exploded in Nevada in a blinding flash. An Air Force Defense Command alert reported the object was tracked and traced over New York,
Kansas, Utah, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona and California, so that it's light covered almost as much area as that created by the big
hydrogen space bomb test held later in the Pacific hundreds of miles high.
NORAD had tracked object which had covered 10 states in 32 minutes but changed course over Utah. Now detected on GCA radar at Nellis the object is
moving NE, but the Air Force explains this radar sighting as, a balloon!
Story by George Knapp
begins at the 1:40 mark
possible flight path of the UFO
illustration of what the object may have looked like
so what was it ? a meteor as reported by project blue book files or a U-2 spyplane or balloon as reported by Air Force personel ? why would Fighter
Jets be chasing after meteors or balloons ? i also don't think a u-2 spyplane could land in Utah and take off again.
None of these explanations fit the profile of the strange Flight characteristics of this UFO.
My personal conclusion is , there was an unidentified object flying over the United States that was being tracked on Radar while being chased by Jet
Fighters. this was a real UFO and the Military has a track record of covering up UFO encounters
and this incident is most likely one of their best kept secrets.
What do you think really happened on April 18 , 1962 ?
[edit on 10-1-2009 by easynow]