Fifteen miles away, the two UFOs turned away. On a second approach they came within 10 miles before swerving. Finally, a single UFO raced toward the base. Eight miles distant, it swirled through a 160-degree turn - a fantastic maneuver at such a high speed.
The radar was checked, found to be working correctly. All three CTOs agreed the UFOs were real solid objects. No malfunction or interference could cause such a large, clear blip. Their elliptical shape indicated the UFOs were oval-shaped, and their speeds proved them far superior to our fastest aircraft. They could not be missiles, only some revolutionary type of machine could make such a violent turn and fly in our dense atmosphere without burning up.
Ignoring these expert opinions, the Air Force publicly blamed the UFO tracking on some faulty radar or poorly trained Navy operators.
Donald E. Keyhoe, Director
* The Navy Control Tower Operator (CTO), Bernard
Sujka, signed the NICAP Form 97.