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The Walesville Incident / F-94 Crash
July 2, 1954
Walesville, New York


Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe:
On July 1, 1954, an AF F-94,  a two-man jet, was scrambled to chase a UFO near Walesville, New York. When the pilot tried to close in, a sudden, unbearable heat filled the cockpit. Half-dazed, the pilot and radar officer bailed out. The jet crashed in the street, killing two children and their parents. These odd phenomena, high radiation, mysterious heat and electrical interference may be side effects of gravity control devices.  (Keyhoe, "I Know The Secret of the Flying Saucers")

Fran Ridge:
On 21 Feb 2005 I started a file on the Walesville crash for the NICAP site. The preliminary lead from Keyhoe and description above may not be totally accurate but this isn't just a jet crash with a UFO later added. The BB files list a UFO sighted at Walesville, NY on July 2. There is no evaluation given at all on this one. Also, when Jan Aldrich searched files on crashes he found that the jet had been diverted from a training mission to an active Air Defense mission.  Numerous newspaper clippings sent to me by John Schuessler on 7 Feb support a blaze in the cockpit. Press reports state that a Pentagon spokesman said that the "unidentified plane was about 75 miles northeast of Rome, on the edge of the Griffiss patrol zone, when the JETS intercepted it." This indicates that more than one interceptor was involved. Dan Wilson also provided information he found on the case.

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