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Las Vegas 1962

 

First sighted from Oneida, N.Y. A very large glowing red object at high altitude was seen headed across the American continent. It was confirmed on radar. A further sighting came in from Gridley, Kansas.

 

NORAD spokesman at Colorado Lt Col. Herbert Rolph advised reporters that it was not a meteor. A spokesman at Nellis confirmed this. The Air Defence Command alerted bases including Nellis and Phoenix. There were further sightings from Montana and Utah. Jet fighter interceptors took off from Phoenix. The UFO passed directly over Nephi, Utah on an east-west course. Witnesses heard the thunder of fighter aircraft.

 


An incident on April 18,1962, involving a UFO that had been tracked from New York, through Kansas to Eureka, Utah, was well documented. The Air Force spokesman admitted that the object had landed, and during the 42 minutes that it was on the ground near the power station there was no power, but it was restored when the UFO left. The object was pursued by jet interceptors summoned from Phoenix and Stead Field in Reno until it exploded over the Mesquite Range in Nevada in a brilliant glare that was visible over five states.

 

One of the most intriguing crash reports to have surfaced over the years is a report of a crash that occurred in the Air Force Base of Nellis AFB, Nevada in 1962. For many years this case was thought of nothing more than a rumour amongst UFO researchers. However, reports and statements from many eyewitnesses slowly emerged, enough so, for researchers to start digging for more information.

 

The object was first spotted over Oneida, New York and was heading in a westerly direction. There were also reports of the object in Kansas, Colorado and Eureka, Utah. The object was the seen in the town of Reno, Nevada and was seen to 'turn' and head towards Nevada, where it disappeared over the Nellis Air Force Base. The object was also tracked at several radar sights.

 

The object was reported by over a thousand people, most of whom, assumed that the object was a meteorite. Various newspapers covered the story the following morning although most of them concluded also that it must of been just a very spectacular meteorite.

 

However, Air Defence Command, after watching the object for several hours scrambled several fighters (not something that they do for meteorites normally !).

 

It was claimed the object came down near Eureka, and at the same time the town experienced a total blackout. However, the object was then seen to take off again, and as it did the power came back.

 

The object was also seen at various times by several commercial airline pilots who reported that the object was below them, again unusual for a meteorite.

 

The official air force explanation was that the object witnessed was a meteor. However, this does not explain why fights were scrambled, why the object changed course, why the object appeared to land and then take off again.

 


1962 Mothership Nuked over Nevada, U.S.A.

 

TIME: 7.3O pm April 18 1962

 

First sighted from Oneida, N.Y. A very large glowing red object at high altitude was seen headed across the American continent. It was confirmed on radar. A further sighting came in from Gridley, Kansas.

 

NORAD spokesman at Colorado Lt Col. Herbert Rolph advised reporters that it was not a meteor. A spokesman at Nellis confirmed this. The Air Defence Command alerted bases including Nellis and Phoenix. There were further sightings from Montana and Utah. Jet fighter interceptors took off from Phoenix. The UFO passed directly over Nephi, Utah on an east-west course. Witnesses heard the thunder of fighter aircraft.

 

A sudden blinding flash lit up the streets of Reno. It was seen from California where it was identified as a nuclear air-blast in Nevada. The object vanished from the radar screens at a point about 7O miles NW of Las Vegas. The flash was situated above the Mesquite Range. The craft was not seen again.

 

A story carried by UP said an object had "landed" near the Eureka power station which had been put out of operation for about forty minutes. A spokesman at Stead AF base, Reno, confirmed this but used the term "impact" in relation to the object's coming to earth. It is likely a nearby EMP had knocked out the power station.

 

The A.E.C. said no nuclear tests of any sort were being conducted. On April 30 1962 X-15 pilot J. Walker photographed 5 or 6 objects. On July 17 a further sighting of small craft was reported by X-15 pilot Maj R. White. They may have been searching for the mothership.

 

The Las Vegas "Sun" investigated the story thoroughly and several other regional papers carried the news.

 

ACKNOWLEDGE: Lawrie Williams wlmss@peg.apc.org

 

REFERENCE: Frank Edwards "Strange World" Ace N.Y. 1964

 

Source: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/AndyPage/lasvegas.htm (dead link)

 

 



 

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