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Originally posted by karl 12
Originally posted by Lowneck
Hope I'm not duplicating any previous posts with this link I've just found to superb recent work by Thomas Tulien
Lowneck, many thanks for posting that link my friend, haven't had time to go through all of the article yet but Captain Brad Runyon's witness sketch of the object is certainly a very interesting one!
Will post back when time allows but I think it's got to be said that the USAF explanation for this incident (twinkling stars) has got to be one of the most contrived and intellectualy dishonest ones yet.
All the best mate.
Originally posted by TeaAndStrumpets
Of the visual sightings:
"Just about round, a little oblong if anything."
"Very large, too big for an aircraft."
"Color was a very bright red orange most of the time."
"Initial sighting was one object... joined by one other like object for short time."
"Faintly white oblong halo on one side with an orange spot on the other side and the body appeared to be a bright white light."
"The ability to hover and to change direction and speed abruptly."
In describing the radar sightings:
"Larger than that of a KC-135 during aerial refueling."
"Radarscope echoes were obtained and clearly show the radar echo. As soon as the echo disappeared the B-52 UHF transmitter became operational."
Instructor Pilot Major Partin's AF-117 (filled out within days after the event) also has an interesting drawing, the shape of which basically agrees with Runyon's, and with the labels "orange ball of light" and "a very dim ring of soft white lit."
Minot Daily News, Dec. 6, 1966
The Extraordinary 1968 Minot B52 UFO Encounter – a remarkable example of a latent and almost lost scientific opportunity
Tom Tulien has given me permission to quote from the report. These quotes are just the tip of a very massive UFO iceberg, and perhaps one that could help sink the “the UFO taboo.” There is so much to explore in this fine study.
“In May 2000, we interviewed Minot AFB, B-52 co-pilot, Bradford Runyon. This resulted in years of research, and various collaborations in order to present the 24 October 1968, Minot AFB case study online. This offers the opportunity to critically examine an extraordinary UFO event in some detail, and to learn in the process.““That UFOs exist is indisputable.”
I urge you to study Tom Tulien’s Sign Oral History Project study of the 1968 Minot encounter. I congratulate Tom and his associates for producing such an excellent study.
RC Well, you know it had to have been a UFO. You know, we had nothing that could do the
kind of speed that it had back then and to be able to change directions, I mean, flying
with the plane and changing directions while still maintaining, I mean, you’re going—
TT The plane was going between 230 and 280.
RC OK, yeah, I mean, it’s going like this and then all of a sudden it’s over here, and it’s still
going this way [indicating object motion with hand], I mean, even if we had something
that could go that fast it could not—it’s going to go that fast this way [indicating straight
line motion with hand] and—
TT In one direction.
RC —but it can’t go that way too. And that’s why it was phenomenal
originally posted by: meaningless333
Nice finding karl 12 (S+F).
Department of The Air force
HQ 862nd Combat Support Grp (SAC)
Minot AFB, North Dakota 58701