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UFO Sighting Report

Date:

May, 15, 1961

Location:

nellis afb, Nevada, United States

Summary:

disc appears over end of runway

Date Reported:

1/29/2013 12:38:20 PM

Sighting Time: 

2:30 pm

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

100 plus

Duration: 

approx 3 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

a true saucer, no normal man could stand in it ,but would have to be lying. it was possibly metalic, but looked dusty and dirty like no one had done their housekeepng for some time. there were no lights no antenna, but appeared as two dinner plates were formed together.. it was the classic shape that we would all imagine for a saucer.

Size of Object(s)

relative size - 2 inches. actual size 10 feet? across and only two and i half feet vertically.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

approx 200 to 3oo yards away and only 20 to 30 feet above the ground.

Description of Area / Surroundings

the end of the runway facing towards las vegas

Full Description & Details

in may, 1961 i was on the flightline, nellis air force base, as an airman doing aircraft maintenance. nellis had approximately 95 lines of parking for f100s and f105s at that time. it was a bright, clear day as usual, and the busy flight line and runway was full of activity and the noise of planes taking off and landing. i was in the cockpit of a f100 doing a check when i suddenly realized that this loud and constant noise had stopped. looking at the runway i saw a small, dusty saucer wobbling and correcting its stability sitting directly over the chain-link fence in the glide path of any fighters desiring to land. i watched for a moment and then looked back at the head of the line i was working on and saw a lieutenant standing at parade rest. i climbed down out of the plane and went over to see him and as i walked noticed an officer standing at parade rest at the head of every line. there must have been approximately 80 officers. i approached the officer and asked him, "what do you suppose that thing is,sir?". hhis answer was "a weather balloon". i turned and snickered, wondering why it took so many officers lined down the flightline to protect us from a balloon. i climbed back into my fioo and was finishing my test on my gear when all of a sudden the disc was gone, the officers were gone, and fighter aircraft was landing again. the noise of the flightline resumed and nothing was ever said, like it had never happened.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

no, the military was very responsive and quiet .and the object was definitely a manufactured flying object

Witness Background

n/a

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

i had no real objective thought on the subject.. now i know they exist

Other Comments

about 2 days after the above incident, at about daybreak, a fighter aircraft flew over our base in a zig zag manner and flew so low that the shingles on my old temporary barracks fluttered. i didnt get up in time to see a thing, but i always felt that a pilot was chasing some other craft.

Reported Sighting? 

No

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