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GCI Tracks Uncorrelated Target Over Alaska
January 28, 1955
Fairbanks, Alaska


13 August 2009
Loren Gross:
Midnight.  Scramble bell sounded. Letter to APRO:
"While I have never actually observed any unexplained aerial phenomena, I was in­volved in an 'occurrence' while a member of the Air Defense Command stationed at Fairbanks, Alaska. My pilot and myself were on number one alert on the night of January 28,1955, when the scramble bell sounded at 12:01. GCI radar had an unknown track with a heading of (as I recall) 135 degrees. The target, at first report was travelling at 2,800 knots; in the space of some ten minutes the targets' speed had been recomputed as 3,200, 3,600, and finally 4,800 knots. The target crossed our interception track while still out of range of the airborne radar and out of sight visually. Another pilot who was in the air at the time told me that he saw a 'blood red' glow in the sky in that part where the unknown should have been. There may or may not have been any connection between the glow and the radar track. The Air Force dismissed the incident as electronic disturbance on the scopes, (emphasis mine)   This object was above 30,000 feet altitude, as I recall climbing at that altitude and we were still climbing when we gave up the chase." (Letter: To: APRO. From: Herbert B. Johnson, Jr. Rt. 1, Box 244, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. 55744. Date: 6 March 67. APRO files. Photocopy in Loren Gross files).

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