SOURCE: FLYING SAUCERS SERIOUS BUSINESS, pgs 67-68
Document by Dan Wilson/Transcription by Rich Vitello
In January of 1965 the ubiquitous Unidentified Flying Objests returned to one of their favorite stomping grounds-Washigton D.C.
About 4:20 p.m., January 11, a group of Army communications specialists in the Munitions Building at Nineenth Street and Constition Ave., N.W., rushed to the windows to watch an interesting spectacle to which they had been alerted by friends in the radar section.
There were twelve of these Army specialists, including Paul M. Dickey, Jr., and Ed Shad, gathered at the windows, here they observed twelve to fifteen white, egg-shaped objects, moving across the sky in erratic fashion at altitudes at 12,000 to 15,000 feet above the Capitol building. And the objects were clearly being pursued by two delta-wing jets, which they easily outmaneuvered in the brief interval the spectacle was in sight from the Army center.
One of the first news sources on the scene was the Washington Star. In addition to the specialists just mentioned, The Star interviewed Sam Webb, Jack McBride, and Sam XXXXXXX. Said the Star. (January 13):
"They agree on the shape and approximate number of the discs and the fact that the things were speeding faster than the jet interceptors."
When the Star inquired of the Defense Department what the objects might have been, the paper was curtly informed that the twelve Army communications specialists had seen NOTHING AT ALL! "There was no such incident. It just did not happen."
Even more intriguing was the experience of a television station which made arrangements to interview the Army group which had seen the strange objects. The interview was to be made on sound film and aired that night.
Word of this development got to the Pentagon and a "spokeman" was rushed to the Army center on the double quick. He found the television crew setting up their gear. The communications specialists who were about to be interviewed were taken into another room and informed that they could not discuss the incident for public consumption. When some of the civilian specialists demanded to know in what in what manner the Pentagon could force THEM to maintain silence, the flustered officer told them that - "since they had observed the objects through a government window they came under the government regulations on the subject!"
There was no television interviews with those witnesses.