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UFOs and USOs on the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1950s)

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posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 08:43 PM
I have seen this case mentioned in the USO threads but I would like to focus on it.

[atsimg][/atsimg]USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, first Navy
carrier to carry nuclear weapons.

The witness
Chester Grusinski

In the year 1958, we were on a shakedown cruise when there was a small light that was following our ship. Then the light came right at us; it came in close enough to us so you could see the shape of the object and also sees that there were figures inside of it. The impression that I got was that those figures were not human beings.” -- •Chester Grusinski of Clinton Twp., Michigan.

It headed straight for us, getting bigger and brighter. It was spherical, approximately 75 to 100 feet long. It turned red orange and I could feel the heat on my face.".........Chester Grusinski of Clinton Twp., Michigan.


Sketch by William Scott inserted here for illustration.
This was received by me (-CF-) from Chester Grusinski

and another witness from the sixties!

Harry A. Jordan
U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42
Testimonial for Senate UFO Hearing — Summer 1998
From 1961 to December of 1965 I served in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer escort U.S.S Laffey, destroyer U.S.S. Loeser, and the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42. I served in the Operations Intelligence Division on all three ships. My duties within O.I. Division were to display, analyze, report, and record radar, radio, and electronic emission data within the Combat Information Center. I was trained on Radar and Electronic Counter Measure equipment for both passive and active systems at the Naval station in Newport, Rhode Island in 1963. ...........Late one night while operating off the coast of Sardinia at approximately 0200 hrs. Zulu time I was standing mid watch on a SPA-8 repeater and height finding equipment. My IFF box was enabled and in the process of challenging an aerial contact approaching the ship from a bearing of 012 degrees relative to our course. The aerial contact was detected at 600 miles according to the calibration rings on my scope. I made several adjustments to the calibration settings because I didn't believe I detected such a contact at that distance. The aerial contact was at a height of 80,000 then dropped to 65,000 feet in about 20 seconds where the contact then hovered for about ten minutes.


This is just one of my favorite cases after seeing it on UFO files a few years back, would love to figure this one out!!

posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 10:05 PM
The electronic equipment available in the 60's being able to track an UFO/USO at 600 miles vs what we have today is quit an unbelieveable claim. That or our current operators have been so heavily trained that not a word gets out on these events.

I worked on DECM and ECM for 8 years from 1981-89. Trained at the "factory".
If our equpment can't see it today then it couldnt have been seen then. There are many possible failure modes that can explain this event.

In fact hand held police radar is much better than that available to the Navy in the 60s. Albeit less powerful,,range.

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 10:01 PM
reply to post by awakentired

well thanks for the reply but you think it is just all one big lie?
I think there is somthing to this one I could be wrong.. cheers

posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 01:19 AM
Look, it's not really another witness from the sixties as it was witness to a different incident.

If you are going to link things together like that there are thousands of witnesses from the sixties.

Interesting original report though, do you know if was corroborated from any other sources ?

posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 01:28 AM
reply to post by chunder

yea I know was just a witness from the same ship different time sorry for the confusion
and yea it was said there was many more that were afraid to come but you know how that goes

[edit on 15-7-2009 by paradiselost333]

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