I apologize if this has already been posted somewhere; I did several searches and this thread was the only thing that came up.
It relates to a much later sighting in the same area that took place in 2008. Mods please feel free to delete if this has been posted but I tired
several searches and I couldn't find anything.
This event took place on February 14th, 1973.
An airline DC-8 cargo flight was en route from St. Louis to Dallas on February 14, 1973, at about 2:30 a.m. At a point near McAlester, Oklahoma,
the copilot noticed what he first thought was another aircraft just below the leading edge of the right wing about 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) away.
The object was on the same course and speed, keeping a constant position. Only its steady amber light seemed unconventional.
Suddenly the object rose straight up like an elevator, made a sharp turn and approached the plane, taking up a position about 300 yards (270 meters)
away and slightly above them. It was disc-shaped with a transparent dome on top, its silvery, highly polished surface reflecting the moonlight.
Besides some stubby protrusions no other features were visible.
The captain switched on the weather radar and it confirmed that something real and solid was there. When the radar beam hit its surface, the object
reacted immediately, ascending straight up, then moving sideways over the DC-8 and briefly out of sight.
The object reappeared quickly, descending straight down and taking up a new position just below the leading edge of their left wing. It then dropped
below and behind the plane, abruptly reappearing only about 300 feet (90 meters) below them.
Looking down into the dimly lit dome, the pilots saw two or three shadowy entities moving around. The object then darted out in front, performed
various oscillatory motions and another sharp (noninertial) turn before speeding out of sight. It disappeared off the radar scope at a distance of 50
miles (80 km).16
by Richard Hall:
Source: Volume II, The UFO Evidence, A Thirty-Year Report, Richard Hall, (2001), page 131
Very interesting to put it shortly. Pilots observe an object for quite some time making very unusual maneuvers at tremendous speeds. And all this time
the UFO is being tracked on radar.
The objects pacing of the aircraft and apparent reaction to the radar beam would seem to indicate the object was under intelligent control—possibly
alien control (note the shadowy figures observed near the end of the sighting).
What do you all think of this?
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