investigator Mar-Apr 1965 p. 4b:
Jan. 27, Maj. John Nayadley, a retired AF
pilot who is now a NASA research engineer,
sighted a fast-moving objectat Hampton, Va. At
first, its speed led him to think it a
"shooting star." But when it came closer, he
saw it was a V shaped object with blinking
red-orange lights on the outer edges. The
sighting was fully confirmed by another NASA
engineer, A.G. Crimmins, Jr., who saw the UFO
maneuvering close to the ground.
was zigzagging as if searching for a landing
spot," said Mr. Crimmins, in his report to
NICAF. "I watched it through 20 x 50
binoculars and I could see the same flashing
lights. They appeared to be on the edge or rim
of a rapidly rotating disc."
a brief touch-landing, the flying disc took
off and rapidly climbed out of sight.
AF quickly explained the UFO as a helicopter.
When an investigator from Langley AFB
questioned Crimmins, he said that "no
helicopters were flying at that time."
AFHQ still uses this false answer, ridiculing
an experienced AF pilot and a NASA engineer as
too befuddled or excited to recognize an
alter this case broke, Maj. Hector Quintanella
[sic], UFO Project chief, came to Richmond to
debunk the numerous recent Virginia sightings.
Playing up frauds, delusions and fake photos,
Quintanella combined ridicule, evasion or
denial of documented facts and claimed not a
single UFO report had ever been proved true.