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The Fukuoka UFO Incident, Japan, 1948.

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posted on Feb, 23 2010 @ 05:13 PM
reply to post by Tifozi

Tifozi -some marvellous work there mate.

As well as the right angle turn reports (link), theres also this very interesting UFO incident from 1949 where an object was tracked by trained weather observers on a theodolite pulling 20 G's and travelling at 7 miles a I tend to agree with your conclusion that some of these objects may not be ours.

I went through the original Fukuoka reports again and it looks like Project Bluebook was being a bit liberal with the truth when it informed a Congressional Armed Services Committee investigation that "they had no radar cases which were unexplained".

"Ruppelt states that the Fukuoka sighting was one of the first UFO cases where an unidentified was seen on a radarscope; but many have since attained that distinction. Indeed, when one reads the full text of the 1953 Robertson Panel, one of the arresting points is the evident concern with the large number of radar fast-tracks already on record by that date.Despite the existence in USAF records of a number of unidentifieds seen on radar (often with both airborne and ground radar, and sometimes with ground- and air-visual sightings in accord), members of a Congressional Armed Services Committee investigation were told by the USAF Bluebook officer on April 5, 1966, that "we have no radar cases which are unexplained". This was in answer to Congressman Schweiker's pertinent question when the Committee was inquiring into the UFO problem following the 1966 Michigan "swamp gas" episode. Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Air Force scientific consultant for eighteen years and present in the hearing room, did not correct this misinformation."



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posted on Feb, 24 2010 @ 03:01 PM
I'm absolutely blown away by the amount of awesome work done in this thread. This is what makes coming back to ATS each day to check new threads worth it, keep up the awesome work guys, it really is appreciated by guys like myself and others on this forum.

Stuff like this fascinates me.

posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 09:13 AM
reply to post by Jocko Flocko

Jocko Flocko, thanks for the reply -there's certainly been some very interesting posts and Tifozi has done some remarkable work on this one.

Managed to find the official Bluebook document for the case - its interesting as it mentions the object's flight (and radar) information - it also states:

"High rate of acceleration, vertical ascent, cognizance of the F-61's location at all times".



posted on Mar, 9 2010 @ 11:59 AM
Another very strange Bluebook unknown UFO case from Japan four years later:

The Haneda UFO incident

On August 5, 1952, just before midnight, two Air Force control tower operators at the Haneda US Air Force Base near Tokyo, Japan, noticed a brilliant light in the sky, joined others and watched it through 7x50 binoculars.

The UFO approached the base slowly and hovered, plainly visible from the control tower. Behind the brilliant light, the observers could see a dark circular shape four times the light's diameter. A similar body light was visible on the underside at one point. The UFO hovered, flew curves and performed a variety of maneuvers.

The object was tracked by ground radar, and an F-94 interceptor was scrambled. Pilot 1st Lieutenant W.R. Holder was directed to the UFO by that ground radar operators at Shiroi CGI and his 1st Lieutenant A.M. Jones, radar operator in the jet, obtained a radar lock-on while chasing it, although the UFO could not be seen visually anymore.

The UFO was given chase by the F-94, tracked on ground radar also, and went into a series of circular maneuvers, repeated several times. At one point, the UFO suddenly raced away at a clocked speed of 300 knots (about 345 mph), dividing into three separate radar targets at spaced intervals. Contact with the UFO either by radar or visually from Haneda AFB, was maintained for over 30 minutes. During this period, scattered witnesses saw the UFO exactly where radar showed it to be.

Project Blue Book, the official public UFO study by the US Air Force concluded that the UFO belongs to the category "unknown," the euphemism that meant that it could not be anything common.

The UFO maneuvers were so clearly under intelligent control that Major Dewey Fournet, the representative of Project Blue Book at the Pentagon, elected it one of the example that would prove that UFOs are spaceships from some other planet. Subsequently the study of UFO maneuvers to prove they are spaceships was simply dropped.

Later, the Colorado Project, a skeptical UFO study effort conducted for the USAF that did not want to deal with the UFO problem anymore, minimized the details of the sighting. The visual UFO was reduced to "a light that looked like a star" and the radar track which was obviously the track of an intelligent controlled craft was reduced to "false radar echoes caused by a temperature inversion layer."

Professor James McDonald, a world famous specialist of meteorology and atmospheric physics, who disagreed with the handling of UFO cases by the Condon Report, re-evaluated and re-investigated the case and demonstrated how erroneous the Condon Report conclusion on this case - and on many other cases - was.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 12:16 PM
Emails discussing the Fukuoka incident and radar aspects of the case - Brad Sparks:


posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 08:08 AM
Other radar track reports from the same area the year before:

Radar Tracks Incoming Object

Sept. 16, 1947

Fukuoka, Japan


three-page SECRET letter from HQ AAF - pdf

posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:28 AM
Richard Dolan on the Fukuoka object - see 16:50

The story of the Tic Tac UFO of November 2004 is now very well known, and deservedly so. But there is a history of inexplicable objects easily outperforming U.S. military interceptors. Richard and Tracey discuss two forgotten cases from early years: Fukuoka, Japan (1948) and Rapid City, South Dakota (1953). Like the Tic Tac encounter, these were well-observed and recorded incidents of encounters with objects that should not have existed.

posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 10:29 PM
a reply to: karl 12

That's quite close to the Philippines.

I've posted things and videos on here that are more spectacular than what you have had in the states.

Maybe it's because these are largely ignored especially in the past.


How about 1924?

And the old folks back then in 1924 are familiar with the phenomenon and claim it comes and goes from a particular place.

Incidentally, that area is also where there are ancient tales of either an enchanted city or a portal to another world where they have tall "cathedral" like structures (because that's what people at that time could relate it to) whose tall inhabitants rode around in flying carriages (again, cultural frame of reference) who sometimes ABDUCTED people.

Here in southeast Asia, UFOs/USOs are still very much unchallenged.

I suspect China and it's Ally, Russia, are interested in obtaining hardware from e.t. that's why they're so keen on gaining a foothold in these parts.

China even went so far as expressing a desire to build an underwater base in the Philippines.

Russia's Putin's claim that they have these capabilities is a bluff. Russia's observed these things also and concluded they are otherworldly so decided to claim these thing are theirs.

These have been happening for at least over a century.

For whatever reason, they seem to be interested in our Wars and nukes; maybe to take over in the event we bomb ourselves back to the Stone age.

There is something else here with us on this planet.
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