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'68 Narrative Of UFO Events At Minot AFB

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:24:51 +0700 (GMT+07:00)
Archived: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:15:00 -0400
Subject: '68 Narrative Of UFO Events At Minot AFB

A narrative of UFO events at Minot AFB, North Dakota (24 October

This is an exceptionally well written review of the events.
Those who don't care for the topic at hand will enjoy the
photographs of B-52s, ICBM launch pads topside and below,
radar scope photos, ''Looking Glass'' specifics, and many
aspects of SAC that are known to members here at the TLCB.
I will be sending this on to the U-Tapao Alumni Association
and several UFO mailing lists.


(FR) Minot AFB events
Date: Jul 17, 2011 10:07 PM

Tom Ritchford (Swirly) who some of us know, just forwarded
links -

Intro to A Narrative Of UFO Events At Minot AFB:


and some details:



Interesting stuff - especially that "instantaneous move" of
about 2 - 3 miles and then coming to a dead-stop.


[Begin Quote]

Thomas Tulien

In the early morning hours on 24 October 1968, United States Air
Force (USAF) maintenance and security personnel within the
Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) complex
surrounding Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, observed one,
and at times, two UFOs. The Minot Base Operations dispatcher
established radio communications with personnel reporting in the
field, Minot AFB, Radar Approach Control (RAPCON), and the crew
of a returning B-52H aircraft.

RAPCON alerted the pilots to the location of the UFO, which they
observed on the B-52 radarscope maintaining a three-mile
distance throughout a standard 180=C2=B0 turnaround. As the B-52
initiated the descent back to Minot AFB, the UFO closed distance
to one mile at a high-rate of speed, pacing the aircraft for
about 20 miles before disappearing off the radarscope. During
the close radar encounter, the B-52 UHF radios would not
transmit, and radarscope film was recorded.

Following, RAPCON provided vectors for the B-52 to overfly a
stationary UFO on or near the ground. The pilots observed an
illuminated UFO ahead of the aircraft during the downwind leg of
the traffic pattern, before turning onto the base leg over the
large UFO while observing it at close range. After the B-52
landed, both outer and inner-zone intrusions alarms were
activated at the remote missile Launch Facility Oscar-7. The
duration of reported observations was over three hours.

Strategic Air Command (SAC), Offutt AFB, Nebraska, initiated
investigations. In the weeks following, staff at USAF Project
Blue Book, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, completed a final case
report as required by Air Force Regulation 80-17.

[End Quote]


Terry W. Colvin
Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand
Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand
[Terry's Fortean & "Work" itty-bitty site]

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