UFO CLOSE ENCOUNTER OVER McGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE IN NEW JERSEY
McGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE NEW JERSEY
I have looked with interest through many of the accounts online on your website and others and cannot find any account of an incident that took place in the late 1960s. I can’t tell you the exact date, but I was stationed at McGuire AFB, N.J. from July of 1965 until the squadron was disbanded and we shipped out in late May of 1967. At some point during that time the following incident occurred. We had an alert recall go off around 2300 hrs. as I recall, and when we arrived at the squadron area we realized that it was not just a routine alert exercise because the portable radios that a lot of the guys carried around at that time were ordered to be turned off. One of the aircraft that I was assigned to as an MA-1 mechanic was scrambled from the alert barns (another giveaway that it was an actual intrusion of airspace) and in 20 minutes or so from the beginning of the event it returned and we went out to greet the aircraft. The captain, whose name I remember but will not use here, on the way to debriefing was asked what he saw up there. He simply replied that he wanted to continue flying and we took it to mean that he’d seen something. The attack recorder film was processed and it revealed that the pilot had electronically “interrogated” the craft and received no response. He was given permission to acquire “lock on” and did so. The target on the screen indicated that it was traveling at approximately 1500 mph or at the top end of our pursuing aircraft. Once lock on was achieved, within seconds, the target craft began to accelerate unbelievably rapidly and broke lock on and the indication was that the craft had to be traveling at 3000 mph. Within an hour of that we were allowed to turn on our radios and return to the barracks. On the radio there was a DJ on WABC in NYC that took a break from playing the rock of the day to report that there had been an incident of a UFO buzzing Andrews AFB and that it had headed north and fighters had given chase. Later on, a news report said that the mystery craft had headed north across New Jersey and New York and disappeared before Canadian aircraft could give chase. I’ve never seen this account given on any of the sites that deal with UFO sightings and the like. I am wondering if your site has ever heard of this ? I prefer to remain anonymous.
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