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RAPCON Fails To Identify Low Flying Manta Ray
July 28, 1965
Carswell AFB, Texas


Dan Wilson:
July 28, 1965; Carswell AFB, Texas
At 9:40 p.m. local time, a USAF Reserve Major, with a Command Pilot rating and a top secret clearance, with his wife observed a manta ray shaped object fly almost directly overhead at below 1000 feet altitude. The object moved at a constant speed on the same course of 360 degrees.  The object was approximately 40 feet long and had two brilliant white lights pulsating off and on once every second. At no time was there any sound. The object flew directly through the Carswell control zone at low altitude.The Major upon returning to his quarters called the control tower. The sighting was verified by three other persons on duty. The report was submitted because RAPCON could not identify aircraft in the area at the time of the sighting. The report goes on to state: "This sighting was a positive observation, under ideal circumstances, of a definite object of an unconventional nature--possibly of foreign origin, which could be a threat to national security."  All the witnesses' names have been blacked out on the report. This is not usually done with military witnesses. (Dan Wilson)

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