UFO SIGHTING REPORT
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE
Cannon Air Force Base Object and Light Beam
Date: Early 1968
This report below was told to me by a fellow who had heard this
story from one of the Military Security Police Officers who he bunked
with at the Cannon Air Force Base at the time of the incident.
The gentleman told me that in 1968 he was a Military Security
Police Officer and was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base which is
located just outside of Clovis, New Mexico. The man said he was sure
that the information he was going to give me was declassified, to a
point. He said at that time the base had the only F111 Flight Simulator
in the United States Arsenal which was located at the Cannon Air Force
Base so they certainly had the Security.
At 1:00 to 2:00 a.m., the Zantop aircraft would be landing. The fellow
said the Zantop was in the same line of work that the Air America was
in, but the Zantop would carry around classified equipment, for example
if some important classified equipment was needed from one of the
manufacturers this aircraft was sent out to collect it.
On one particular night in early 1968 glowing objects were spotted
beyond the fence line of the base and in the distant perimeter. The
staff at the Air Force Base pretty much ignored these lights on the
first night, wondering if it was just someone playing around, or not
thinking a whole lot about it. On the second night a couple of Military
Security Police were up on the flight line when they observed an object
above them and as they watched they saw a white beam of light came down
from the object. (From the person who is relating this story he said to
his understanding the light was attached to the object when first
The two Military Security Police ended up watching the object
leave the vicinity, but the beam of light stayed and moved around the
flight line. The Security Police were in a position to challenge the
beam of light, and when they came near to it ... it skirted them. The
light almost matched the Police Officers moves. The Police challenged
the light on three different occasions only to have it move around them.
One of the Police Officers new someone who was in the air traffic
control tower at the base, the tower people officially said nothing
happened, but unofficially they had observed the entire event. This all
took place on the second night.
On the third night after the strange lights were observed around
the Cannon Air Force Base the beam of light reappeared and went over
towards the building where the F111 Flight Simulator was housed. Around
the building was the Base Security and it was reported that the beam of
light penetrated the building as it was seen inside. Shortly afterwards
the beam of light was gone.
After the three nights of the unusual experiences at the base the
men who were with the Base Security and who witnessed all of this were
talking about what they had witnessed. Eventually folks from the
Internal Security showed up and interviewed all of the Military
Security Police Officers who were there. There were approximately 14 or
15 personal (SAT - Security Alert Team) who were involved in this event
and who were dispersed thoughout the different Air Force Bases. Only
one of the Military Security Police Officers who was a Sgt. remained at
the Cannon Air Force Base. Not one of the SAT members failed their
duties, they were just moved around to other bases because of the
strange phenomena that took place in early 1968. I would guess someone
wanted to keep a lid on what happened the best they could.
Thank you to the ex-military man for relating the story for us all
Also again I would really appreciate hearing from any military men
and women who have been witness to this event, or to other events of
this kind which have taken place over military bases.
Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research