posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 04:14 PM
AIR FORCE BASE
Aviation research and development has flourished in Dayton, Ohio
where large flying fields were established in 1917. First, McCook
Field was built at what is now the intersection of State Route 4
and Interstate 75. Then Wilbur Wright Field was established where
the present runway is. In 1924, Wright Field was established on
land donated by the community.
On July 6, 1931, Wilbur Wright Field was renamed Patterson Field
after Lt. Frank Patterson, who had been killed there in the crash
of a DH-4 while flight testing the synchronization of machine gun
and propeller. In 1948, the fields became one installation, Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base.
Today, as in the early 1900s, Wright-Patterson is where weapon
systems of the future are conceived, tested, modified, and tested
again until worthy of acceptance as part of the most responsive
deterrent force in the history of military aviation.
Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow. That is what Wright-Patterson is all
about. A heritage of a legendary past spurs aerospace logisticians,
engineers, and scientists in a quest to "keepem flying", faster,
higher, further, and safer than man has ever flown before.
Recently, Wright-Patterson AFB has become very well-known among
UFO researchers and theorists due to its connection with the Roswell
incident of July 1947. This is one of the locations, alongside the
Groom Lake/Area51 installation in Nevada, where wreckage of a crashed
UFO as well as alien bodies were shipped. Wreckage of the craft
was shipped directly to Ohio aboard a B-29 after the mysterious
crash and placed in the infamous Hangar 18.
The crash of a 100ft in diameter saucer with 16 dead aliens aboard
near Aztec, New Mexico in 1948, had its remains sent to Wright-Patterson
AFB shortly thereafter.
Wright-Patterson has become a haven for UFO folklore and stories,
mainly due to its history with the controversial subject of alien
landings, sightings and government conspiracy.
From 1947 to 1969, the Air Force investigated Unidentified Flying
Objects under Project Blue Book. The project, headquartered at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base, Ohio, was terminated 17 December 1969. Of a total
of 12,618 sightings reported to Project Blue Book, 701 remained
Some believe Wright-Patterson to be a top-secret UFO monitoring
and research station, which considering its past programs, doesn't
seem unreasonable at all.
Interesting points relating to Wright-Patterson AFB
In a book by Jean-Charles Fumoux in 1981 entitled "Preuves
Scientifiques OVNI", the author relates how Leon B. Visse, an
alleged expert on histons (elements connected with cellular genetic
material) was invited in 1959 to a military compound at Wright-Patterson
AFB, where he was asked to perform an experiment on the histonic
weight of particular cells. Visse was later taken into a special
room where he viewed two humanoid corpses.
A researcher known as Tommy Blann interviewed a Colonel "X"
who said, "In the earlier years they had taken some bodies to
this base, but later it depended on where they were found. They
had a hell of a time setting up procedures for this operation,
as well as getting craft out of the area without it being observed.
Usually this was done at night time." Colonel"X" also told Blann
that he believed that in more recent years the bodies were flown
outside the U.S. to a secret naval installation on an island in
Senator Barry Goldwater was denied access into a building at
Wright Patterson AFB because it was classified Above Top Secret