The Colored Lights:
Beckner - Right, okay. How 'bout the colors of the lights? Is that also...
Tamefuji - Humm, might Captain, maybe for different thing and Mr. Fukuda maybe different thing, but ah, ah I say it was aircraft so I thought but actually I think...
Beckner - Okay
Tamefuji - ... I think salmon, just like Christmas assorted...
Beckner - Okay, okay assorted.
Tamefuji -... and uh, I remember red or orange, hum, and a white landing light, just like a landing light, and ah weak green, blinking.
Beckner - Blinking
Tamefuji - How should I say - looks like this, (hand-signs were made by Mr. Tamefuji) moving like this in one....
Beckner - Swinging?
Tamefuji - Yes, and ah, ah if there was, there are ah, how should I say, very good formation flight....
Beckner - Close formation flight?
Tamefuji - Yes close.
"it must not be less than 40 times per minute but no more than 100 times per minute."
Re: The Amber/White Lights
Terauchi - This light was amber and whitish, but when it came to here it was only amber... white light. Why I don't understand. (Japanese) right.
Fufii (interpeter) - First of all it's like amber and whitish color, came closely it seems like all output exhaust positions of the jets, all these Challenger
Gordon - Look like something like after burners.... okay okay, like each one of these was an individual exhaust
? - Yes
Gordon - Okay
Terauchi - So this light is special like Challenger, yes like Challenger took off amount of flame going on, we can't see Challenger by this flame.
The Enormous "Mothership"
Tsukuba - When we saw the first one in front of us, we did not change the heading, but the second one("mothership") it was really hard to see it, so we changed heading(360 degree turn). I think the object was with us when we changed altitude, I could not see. The captain said it was there, so I felt like it was there.
Beckner - Did the intensity of the lights change?
Tsukuba - The first lights I saw was unchanged until they disappeared. The second one, it was so hard to see. In my mind, I am not certain whether it was lights of a distant town or a strange object.
No, it doesn't seem likely they saw experimental aircraft, because what professional in their right mind piloting a top-secret experimental aircraft would be pacing and then toying around with a commercial 747, or any aircraft for that matter?
Furthermore, here's what Dr. Bruce Maccabee has to say about the FAA's 'explanation':"The press release did not mention that the "split return effect" was contradicted by the fact that the extra echo did not come back with every sweep of the radar and by a statement by an airtraffic controller who said that they rarely, if ever, get a split image in the area where the JAL jet was flying."
Furthermore, these radar operators were so concerned that they were ready to immediately scramble military aircraft to intercept the unknown craft following the 747. Does that sound like the behavior of radar operators who are looking at ambiguous radar data?
The reality that we're confronted with here is that you have no idea what you're talking about. It's hilarious that you assumed that I wasn't familiar with this case. Well, you're free to unassume that now.