Hello ATS, this thread will be of the 1976 Tehran, Iran UFO case which was a very famous UFO case.
The incident started at 0030 hours on September 19, 1976, at the Imperial Iranian Air Force command post which received four telephone reports of an
unusual object in the sky. However, this was not from pilots, but from civilians who saw the objects. The reports show that the objects were not stars
as they were much brighter than normal stars. Helicopters have been ruled out, as there were no helicopters in the airspace at the time.
After the report, General Yousefi, who was assistant deputy commander of operations, was called to clarify the situation. His initial explanation was
that it was a star, but after consulting with the Mehrabad International Airport control tower, and actually looking at the object himself, he chose
to send a F-4 Phantom II jet fighter out of the Shahrokhi Air Force Base to see what the object is.
At 0130 hours, the F-4 was launched to investigate the object. When the object was no more than 20 miles from the F-4, all
communication and instrumentation was lost. The captain of the F-4, Mohammad Reza Azizkhani, had no choice but to turn away and head back to the
At 0140 hours, another F-4 was sent to investigate the object, this time the captain was Lieutenant Parviz Jafari. By the time the object was roughly
27 miles from the aircraft, the missile radar had locked on to the object. The signature of the object on the radar was similar to a Boeing 707's.
When the object was 25 miles from the aircraft, the object began to move, it was clear that this was not something
The brightness of the lights was so great, that the pilot could not estimate the size of the object. The lights were flashing various colors: Red,
blue, red, and orange. The lights appeared to be arranged as a square.
As the F-4 was in pursuit of the object, both moving south, a small object had detached itself from the original object and was now heading directly
towards the F-4, causing Jafari to think it was attacking him. Because of this, Jafari had attempted to engage the missile system and launch an Aim-9
sidewinder missile towards the smaller object. However, weapons control, all instrumentation, and communications went down before the missile could
The pilot then made a turn and a negative G dive to quickly get out of the path of the object. The object apparently followed him for roughly 3 or 4
miles before it changed direction and rejoined the original object.
All instrumentation, and communications were brought back when the object ended it's pursuit. Soon after, another object had detached itself from the
original object, and pummeled straight down towards the ground. However, the object did not hit the ground, instead, it slowed down considerably just
before reaching the ground, and had apparently landed. The F-4 was then flown at a lower altitude to investigate the object. The object had landed
near the Rey Oil Refinery.
As the F-4 was approaching the runway, the object was observed to be following the aircraft on the approach, though had presumably left when the
aircraft had landed.
A passenger aircraft near the area also had a loss of communications, possibly while the F-4 was attempting to chase, or was chased by the
Reportedly, the air traffic control crew witnessed the object fly over the control tower, even though not seeing the object on radar. And again, the
electrical equipment was affected.
To sum it up: Air traffic control, and aircraft electrical equipment were all affected by the objects, an object actually detached from the original
object, and started pursuing the F-4, the object fell at great speed, but yet came to a smooth stop and landed, the original object had lights
configured as a square or possibly rectangle, the object actually followed the aircraft on approach, and a passenger aircraft was affected as well,
presumably by the object.
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This is a very interesting case; it was very famous, and the crew had much credibility. One of the best UFO cases.
Thank you for reading.
edit on 24-5-2013 by extraterrestrialentity because: Added photo of document.