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SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
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|21:57 GMT GMT
Duration mins +
aircraft not given
No radar contact
June 18, 1982; Gong Heui area, Hebei, China
21:57 GMT. Five Chinese Air Force pilots were on patrol over north China’s military frontier. Jet fighter’s electrical systems malfunctioned; communications and navigation systems failed. Suddenly a pilot encountered a UFO of a milky yellowish-green luminous color, about the size of the full moon. The object grew larger and picked up speed, at which point it looked "as big as a mountain of mist", then black spots were seen in the interior of the phenomenon. One pilot stated in his report : "When I first saw the object, it flew toward me at a high rate of speed as it whirled rapidly. While it was rotating it generated rings of light. In the center of the light ring was fire. In 10 seconds the center of the ring exploded, then the body of the object expanded rapidly." The planes were forced to return to base because of equipment failures. The other 4 pilots also prepared reports. It is not known if gun-camera film was taken. After 30 seconds, the beam of light disappeared completely and was replaced by a yellow sphere with clear edges. This sphere climbed rapidly and increased its size and brightness. The instruments returned to normal when the pilot descended to 500 meters altitude. At 22:01, one of the pilots arrived to his first turn at Cong Huei. Then after he flew for 3 mn toward his second step his radio began to jam, loud noises in the receiver, as if rain clouds and thunderstorm were in front of him, and the voice of the control tower operator became less audible. The radio compass instead of giving the direction of the tracking station direction gave a direction 30° on his right. He climbed to 6,000 then 7,000 meters, then he flew horizontally, but the unusual noises continued to be heard in the receivers and the radio compass was still indicating a wrong direction 30° on the right. The pilot saw a bright object above the horizon and very quickly this object became a beam of yellow light similar to a car headlight and was directed vertically toward the ground, in the same direction indicated by the radio compass. (Sources : Beyond Top Secret, Timothy Good, 1996; Haines Case 49).
Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos:
It corresponds precisely in time with a Russian launch with 'classic' backlighting from western sun. Sadly, the witness reports neglect to describe the direction that the UFO was observed in. I think Oberg has published something about it.
For the satellite to have been visible at those great distances it would have had to have been launched to a height of around 1,000 to 9,000 miles -- not 200 miles or so, the altitude of the low earth orbit Soviet satellite launch. .....Well it wasn't Kosmos 1310 either, which was not even launched in 1982 but in 1981 (Sept 23). Apparently, someone has confused an approximate time of civilian sightings (of no direct bearing on the military aircraft encounters anyway), with the Kosmos satellite numbering! *
Detailed reports and documents
reports/420618china_report.htm (Brad Sparks) *