Pilots, FAA, Radar Confirm UFOs Near Airport
Bismarck, North Dakota
November 26, 1968

Richard Hall:
Alvin Bell, Chief Flight Controller and Jack B. Wilhelm, Air Traffic Controller, Bismarck, North Dakota, International Airport, and Robert K. Watts, chief pilot, Capital Aviation Corp., airborne in the vicinity in a Cessna aircraft, all observed a bright round white light moving northerly at moderate speed at 5:40 p.m. on November 26, 1968. A second similar object was then noticed moving south. The northbound object then stopped, the other reversed direction and sped back and took position next to the first. The two objects hovered about 10 seconds, then both shot away at high speed to the north or northeast disappearing in seconds. Mr. Watts was a Military Air Transport System ferry command pilot in World War II and had 30 years commercial aviation experience.

During the sighting the control tower operators called the FAA Flight Control Radar Installation at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, Montana. Radar operators confirmed that they were tracking the objects, which were moving erratically at high speeds, and were about 10 miles (16 km) north-northeast of Bismarck. Weather was clear, 29 degrees, visibility unrestricted, 10 knots southerly winds. A report on the incident was given to NICAP by Major Vollie E. Griffin, Electronic Warfare Officer, at the Bismarck Strategic Air Command detachment.13

Source: Volume II, The UFO Evidence, A Thirty-Year Report, Richard Hall, (2001), page 130