Two Pilots Saw a UFO. Why Did the Air Force Destroy the Report?

August 16th, 2018
Two Pilots Saw a UFO. Why Did the Air Force Destroy the Report?
Some believed the July 1948 sighting revealed the presence of secret Soviet spy craft in American airspace.Whatever occurred at 2:45 a.m. on the morning of July 24, 1948 in the skies over southwest Alabama not only shocked and stymied the witnesses. It jolted the U.S. government into a top-secret investigation—the results of which were ultimately destroyed.The skies were mostly clear and the moon was bright in the pre-dawn hours as pilot Clarence S. Chiles and co-pilot John B. Whitted flew their Eastern Air Lines DC-3, a twin-engine propeller plane, at 5,000 feet, en route from Houston to Atlanta. The aircraft had 20 passengers on board, 19 of them asleep at that hour. It was a routine domestic flight, one of many in the skies that early morning.Until suddenly, it wasn’t. What the two pilots and their wide-awake passenger saw in the skies about 20 miles southwest of Montgomery, ... read more
Source: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rssPublished on 2018-08-16By Greg Daugherty

 

 

 

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