Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 04:19:48 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: March 4 ( or 3rd?), 1968; Syracuse, New York; UFOs Observed / Jets Collide
To: CECAT



There are two items for this date:
1) Syracuse Herald-Journal, UFO report
2) Syracuse Herald-Journal, Midair collision

The text from the files are displayed below for search purposes, and the actual pdf file is presented ftr:

March 3 or 4, 1968, (according to source) Syracuse, New York
Nick Sgouris, while driving to work observed a luminous cigar-shaped object about 20 meters long, flying low over his car. Witness was briefly paralyzed. (Reference: Passport to Magonia, by Jaques Vallee, page 356, gives date as March 3, 1968, and The UFO Evidence, Volume II, by Richard Hall, page 274, gives date as March 4, 1968.)

March 4, 1968, Medina, New York, about 35 miles northwest of Syracuse, two F-100 Super Sabre jets collided in midair the plunged into a cloud cover and vanished over Lake Ontario. Some aircraft parts were found but the rest of the planes or the pilots were never found. (Reference: New York Times, March 5, 1968, page 82, and Niagara Falls Gazette, March 4, 1968 page 1, and later editions of the Gazette.)

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The following pdf file is now housed on the NICAP site for security reasons.


References:
Syracuse Herald-Journal
Monday
March 4, 1968
Page 19, column 4
See attachment:
21220831.pdf March 4, 1968 UFO NY.pdf
GE employee sees UFO
Car came to almost complete stop
By CONNIE SCHREIBER
"I somehow couldn't get out
of the car. It was such a funny
feeling but I couldn't move."
This was the reaction of an
Onondaga Hill resident who
reported seeing an unidenti-
fied flying object early this
morning on his way to work.
"At 6:15 a.m. I was pulling
out of my driveway and began
heading south of W. Seneca
Turnpike when I saw a
cigar-shaped object in the
sky," said Nick Sgouris of
1027 W. Seneca Tnpk.
"It looked more than 50 or
60 feet long with a lot of dif-
ferent colored blinking
lights," the dazed man report-
ed
Sgouris said he was the only
one in the car and that there
were no other cars in the
area.
"The closer the UFO came
to me, the worse my car acted
up," said the General Electric
employee.
He noted that at one point
his car came to an almost
complete stop although he had
his foot on the accelerator.
"When it got closer to me
all the lights but the big yel-
low one in the center of the
object went out and the object
disappeared."
Sgouris said it first ap-
peared on his left side and
headed south towards S. Onon-
daga Avenue.
Sgouris who came to this
country from Greece 16 years
ago, noted that there was no
noise coming from the object
and said he did not notice
what color it was. He said the
object was similar to that of
a tail of an airplane but that
it did not have wings.
"I couldn't have been more
that a few hundred feet from
my house and I wanted to go
call my wife and children to
come and look at it, but I just
couldn't get out of the car,"
he said.
"It was such a funny feeling
and I was very puzzled, but I
just couldn't move. I can't fig-
ure it out," Sgouris said.
When asked if he had read
the special Empire Magazine
issue devoted to UFO's in yes-
terday's Herald-American,
Sgouris said he had but that
his reactions differed from the
other reports.
"I compared myself to what
they said and I can't under-
stand why I couldn't move,"
he continued.
This report follows a series
of other recent sightings in the
Ithaca-Newfield area.

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On March 4, 1968, just before noon, two F-100 jet fighters collided in midair and vanished over Lake Ontario.


Syracuse Herald-Journal
Monday
March 4, 1968
Page 1,column 1
See attachment:
21220818.pdf Two Jets Collide NY.pdf
2 jets collide
over Ontario
MEDINA, N.Y. (UPI) --Two
Air Force F-100C Supersabre
jet fighters collided in the air
near the Lake Ontario shoreline
about 10 miles north of here
shortly before noon today.
The fate of the pilots was not
immediately known. State police
and Coast Guard officials re-
ported unconfirmed sightings of
parachutes.
Both planes were attached to
the 167th Tactical Air Fighter
Group at Niagara Falls Air
Force Base, a base spokesman
said.
The Air Force withheld the
identities of the two pilots.
There were unconfirmed re-
ports that one of the planes
landed on the ground just east
of 30 Mile Point in the town
of Yates, bordering the lake.
The other was believed to have
crashed into the lake.
The Coast Guard said two
helicopters from an Army sup-
port unit in Niagara Falls were
dispatched to the scene along
with Coast Guard men and
equipment from Rochester and
Youngstown State police also
sent men, boats and skindivers
to the area to assist in rescue
operations.
Orleans County sheriff's dep-
uties said the first report of
the crash came from a Lyndon-
ville woman who said her son
witnessed the collision.

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March 4, 1968, Medina, New York, about 35 miles northwest of Syracuse, two F-100 Super Sabre jets collided in midair the plunged into a cloud cover and vanished over Lake Ontario. Some aircraft parts were found but the rest of the planes or the pilots were never found. (Reference: New York Times, March 5, 1968, page 82, and Niagara Falls Gazette, March 4, 1968 page 1, and later editions of the Gazette.)
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Onondaga Hill, New York
UFO reported here on March 4, 1968
at 6:15 a.m.
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Onondaga Hill, New York
UFO reported here on March 4, 1968
at 6:15 a.m.

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Lyndonville, NY
First report of a midair collision of the two
F-100 jet fighters came from here just before
noon on March 4, 1968.
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