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In 1956, sometime between January and September (I can't remember the exact date or month), I was on duty as Watch Supervisor at Lakenheath RAF Station, England, (a USAF base), in the Radar Air Traffic Control Center. It was the 5:00 P.M. to midnight shift. I had either four or five other controllers on my shift. I was sitting at the Supervisor's Coordinating desk and received a call on the direct line (actually, I'm not sure which line it was). Anyway, it was Sculthorpe GCA Unit calling and the radar operator asked me if we had any targets on our scopes traveling at 4,000 MPH. They said they had watched a target on their scopes proceed from a point 30 or 40 miles east of Sculthorpe to a point 40 miles west of Sculthorpe. The target passed directly over Sculthorpe, England, RAF Station (also a USAF Station). He said the tower reported seeing it go by and just appeared to be a blurry light. A C47 flying over the base at 5,000 feet altitude also reported seeing it as a blurred light that passed under his aircraft. No report as to actual distance below the aircraft. I immediately had all controllers start scanning the radar scopes. I had each scope set on a different range -- from 10 miles to 200 miles radius of Lakenheath. At this time I did not contact anyone by telephone as I was rather skeptical of this report. We were using ______ on our radar, which eliminated entirely all ground returns and stationary targets. There was very little or not [sic] traffic or targets on the scopes, as I recall. However, one controller noticed a stationary target on the scopes about 20 to 25 miles southwest. This was unusual as a stationary target should have been eliminated unless it was moving at a speed of at least 40 to 45 knots. And yet we could detect no movement at all. We watched this target on all the different scopes for several minutes and I called the GCA Unit at Lakenheath to see if they had this target on their scopes also. They confirmed the target was on their scope in the same geographical location. As we watched, the stationary target started moving at a speed of 400 to 600 MPH in a north/northeast direction until it reached a point about 20 miles north/northwest of Lakenheath. There was no slow start or build-up to this speed -- it was constant from the second it started to move until it stopped.
Originally posted by vertol
Wow ,nice one ,cannot belive I did not no any of this !
I was there in 1980 tdy at bentwaters ab ,from nellis afb with bran new
f-16's when they came back ,had to have been the nuclear bomb dump,
they had there .bentwaters at that time had A-10's ( non-nuclear a/c )
we were there for a month ,and loaded nuc's on a daily basis ,that was
the main weapon of the F-16 at the hight of the cold war ,that was are forward
operation base from nellis ,the whole month they demonstrated in front of the
base ,with no-nuc's stuff ,the people new what was there....thanx for all that info !.
Originally posted by jkrog08
reply to post by IgnoreTheFacts
Yea but you get rid of that by presenting solid cases like this and many more, what other way is there? I tend to post solid science, documents, and witness based cases referenced by many sources, so we will see.
You can't lead your life concerned with what others will think or how they will react. I am interested in this subject and don't give an Unidentified Flying F**k what other people think
Originally posted by jkrog08
Well this is a passion for me, I will stop at NOTHING to get the truth out to the masses and educate them.
Picture of actual officer drawings on the radar panel courtesy of the Lakenheath Collaboration