|Official FAA Cockpit Recordings of Pilot UFO Sightings
Commercial Pilot's During UFO Contact in Mid-Air
FAA air trafic control recordings of commercial pilot's during UFO
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Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 Incident
|On November 16th or 17th, 1986, a Japanese
crew of a JAL cargo jumbo freighter aircraft witnessed three
unidentified objects while flying over Alaska, USA.
The Boeing 747 cargo
plane was on a routine flight from Paris to Tokyo cruising at 966 km/h
(600MPH) at an altitude of 10 600 m (35,000ft).
The plane was heading towards Anchorage, Alaska to re-fuel when at 17:11
Captain Kenji Terauchi reported seeing three large objects 610 m
(2000ft) below, describing the largest as resembling a shelled walnut.
Captain Terauchi further described the largest craft as twice the size
of an aircraft carrier, after several minutes observing the objects the
crew noticed the objects matched the same speed as freighter aircraft.
The two smaller objects veered 305 m (1000ft) in front of the craft so
much so that the captain said he could feel the warmth of their glows.
Military radar picked up the two objects trailing the JAL flight and the
FAA requested military intervention, the military did not take any
action however the objects stopped trailing JAL 1628 and the airline
arrived safely in Anchorage at 18:20.
Captain Terauchi cited in the official FAA report that
the object was a UFO. However, for reasons unknown, the FAA did not
pursue the case in depth.
The US Air Force's KC135 jet flying from
Anchorage to Fairbanks saw the same object in January 1986 flying from
Anchorage to Fairbanks, saying that the object was 12 m (40ft) from his
The object then disappeared out of sight. Both sightings especially the
initial sighting have received special attention from the media, as
evidence that UFOs in this case were tracked on both ground and airborne
radar, witnessed by experienced airline pilots, and confirmed by a FAA
Captain Terauchi of
JAL flight 1628 was equally convinced that he had encountered an
extraterrestrial craft in the skies above Alaska.
The Valentich Disappearance
The Valentich disappearance describes an event on October 21st, 1
978 when 20-year-old Frederick Valentich disappeared in unknown circumstances while piloting a Cessna 182L light aircraft over Bass Strait to King Island, Australia.
During a 127 mile (235 km) training flight, Valentich advised Melbourne
air traffic control he was being accompanied by an aircraft about 1,000
feet (300 m) above him.
He described unusual actions and features of the aircraft, reported that
his engine had begun running roughly, and finally reported before
disappearing from radar that "That strange aircraft is hovering on top
of me again. It is hovering and it's not an aircraft".
No trace of Valentich or his aircraft was ever found, and a Department
of Transport investigation concluded that the reason for the
disappearance could not be determined.
The report of a UFO sighting in Australia attracted significant press
attention, in part due to the number of sightings reported by the public
on that night.
Ken Williams, a spokesman for the Department of Transport, told the
Associated Press that "it's funny all these people ringing up with UFO
reports well after Valentich's disappearance."
Neil Daniels: Airline Pilot, November 2000
Mr. Daniels is a pilot with over 30,000 of flight time spanning 59
years. He entered the Air Force and became a B-17 pilot surviving 29
combat missions. After leaving the Air Force he worked for United
Airlines for 35 years.
He tells about the time in March of 1977 when he
was flying a commercial flight from San Francisco to Boston. The plane
was on autopilot when by itself it began to bank left. He looked out
the window and noticed a brilliant bright light. The first and second
officers both saw it also. They were perplexed because all three
compasses reported different readings.
Schultz UFO Incident
One case sited in this report is that of Captain Phil
Schultz. On a clear day in 1981, Captain Schultz was piloting TWA flight
842 from San Francisco to John F. Kennedy Airport over Lake Michigan.
In his written report presented to Dr. Haines, he described seeing a
"large, round, silver metal object" with six jet black "portholes"
equally spaced around the circumference, which "descended into the
atmosphere from above."
Expecting a mid-air collision, Schultz and his
first officer braced themselves for an impact. The object suddenly made a
high speed turn near the aircraft and departed.
Schultz did not inform TWA about the incident, but instead filled out a
detailed report for Haines. He also invited Haines into the cockpit of
his airplane while on the ground, and reconstructed the event there to
assure accuracy. Haines made a sketch of the event to Schultz's
specifications, drawn to scale.
With extensive jet combat experience in
the Korean War and afterward, Captain Schultz had never believed in
UFOs. But he stated at the time, "We have nothing that can do what that
Air Shuttle 5959 UFO Incident
On February 28th, 1996. Midwestern United States. Air Shuttle 5959
enroute to Cleveland, and Mesaba 3179 flying from Detroit, Michigan
reported a UFO with a bright, pulsating light between cloud layers at
10,000 feet. Incident recorded on Air Traffic Control radio.
UFO Files - Black Box UFO Secrets
Go to the limits of human experience...and beyond. From the fringes of
the galaxy to our own backyards, the UFO FILES searches for evidence of
life beyond our world.
Tracing the long, convoluted history of UFO
encounters and research, this unique series opens new windows into the
UFO Files reveals for the first time the
cockpit and control tower audio recordings of pilot and astronaut
confrontations and sightings of unidentified flying objects high in our
From a detailed account of one of the very the first reported
pilot case, the Arnold case in 1947, to recent recordings over New
England and Texas, to NASA recordings and video from 2005.
features interviews with pilots, witness and experts, including UCLA's
Joseph Nagy, actor Ed Asner, and pilot/UFO researcher Don Berliner.
Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs in American History
February 24th, 2005, ABC's Peter Jennings broadcasted a 2hr Prime-time
special on UFOs titled "UFOs: Seeing is Believing."
This segment features the American history of UFOs, starting with the
1947 UFO sighting by Kenneth Arnold, a businessman and pilot, when the
term "flying saucer" was first coined.
On June 24, 1947, Arnold was flying from Chehalis,
Washington to Yakima, Washington in a Call Air A-2 on a business trip.
He made a brief detour after learning of a $5000 reward for the
discovery of a U.S. Marine Corps C-46 transport airplane that had
crashed near Mt. Rainer.
The skies were completely clear and there was a mild wind. A few minutes
before 3:00 p.m. at about 9,200 feet (2,800 m) in altitude and near
Mineral, Washington, he gave up his search and started heading eastward
towards Yakima. He saw a bright flashing light, similar to sunlight
reflecting from a mirror.
Afraid he might be dangerously close to another aircraft, Arnold scanned
the skies around him, but all he could see was a DC-4 to his left and
behind him, about 15 miles (24 km) away.
30 seconds after seeing the first flash of light, Arnold saw a series
of bright flashes in the distance off to his left, or north of Mt.
Rainier, which was then 20 to 25 miles (40 km) away.
they might be reflections on his airplane's windows, but a few quick
tests (rocking his airplane from side to side, removing his eyeglasses,
later rolling down his side window) ruled this out.
The reflections came from flying objects. They flew in a long chain, and
Arnold for a moment considered they might be a flock of geese, but
quickly ruled this out for a number of reasons, including the altitude,
bright glint, and obviously very fast speed.
He then thought
they might be a new type of jet and started looking intently for a tail
and was surprised that he couldn't find any.
They quickly approached Rainier and then passed in front, usually
appearing dark in profile against the bright white snowfield covering
Rainier, but occasionally still giving off bright light flashes as they
flipped around erratically. Sometimes he said he could see them on edge,
when they seemed so thin and flat they were practically invisible.
According to Arnold said that one of the objects was rather crescent
shaped, while the other eight objects were more circular, but initially
Arnold's descriptions were they resembled saucers skipping on water no
mention of the actually looking like saucers. At one point Arnold said
they flew behind a subpeak of Rainier and briefly disappeared.
Knowing his position and the position of the (unspecified) subpeak,
Arnold placed their distance as they flew past Rainier at about 23 miles
(37 km). Using a dzus cowling fastener as a gauge to compare the nine
objects to the distant DC-4, Arnold estimated their angular size as
slightly smaller than the DC-4, about the width between the outer
engines (about 60 feet).
also said he realized that the objects would have to be quite large to
see any details at that distance and later, after comparing notes with a
United Airlines crew that had a similar sighting 10 days later, placed
the absolute size as larger than a DC-4 airliner (or greater than 100
feet (30 m) in length).
Army Air Force analysts would later estimate 140 to 280 feet (85 m),
based on analysis of human visual acuity and other sighting details
(such as estimated distance).
Arnold said the objects were
grouped together, as Ted Bloecher writes, "in a diagonally stepped-down,
echelon formation, stretched out over a distance that he later
calculated to be five miles".
Though moving on a more or less level horizontal plane, Arnold said the
objects weaved from side to side ("like the tail of a Chinese kite" as
he later stated), darting through the valleys and around the smaller
They would occasionally flip or bank on their
edges in unison as they turned or maneuvered causing almost blindingly
bright or mirror-like flashes of light.
The encounter gave him an "eerie feeling", but Arnold suspected he had
seen test flights of a new U.S. military aircraft. As the objects passed
Mt Rainer, Arnold turned his plane southward on a more or less parallel
course. It was at this point that he opened his side window and began
observing the objects unobstructed by any glass that might have produced
The objects did not disappear and continued to move very rapidly
southward, continuously moving forward of his position. Curious about
their speed, he began to time their rate of passage: he said they moved
from Mt. Rainer to Mount Adams where they faded from view, a distance of
about 50 miles (80 km), in one minute and forty-two seconds, according
to the clock on his instrument panel.
When he later had time to do the calculation, the speed was over 1,700
miles per hour (2,700 km/h). This was about three times faster than any
manned aircraft in 1947. Not knowing exactly the distance where the
objects faded from view, Arnold conservatively and arbitrarily rounded
this down to 1,200 miles (1,900 km) an hour, still faster than any known
aircraft, which had yet to break the sound barrier.
It was this supersonic speed in addition to the unusual saucer or disk description that seemed to capture people's attention.