Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:32:44 -0500
From: fran ridge <nicap@insightbb.com>
Subject: Kuwait Oil UFO/E-M Incidents; Nov. 9 - Dec. 14, 1978
To: EMCAT



The following jpg file contains the resized FOIA documents below and is now housed on the NICAP site for security reasons.


But before you read the text......

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT "UFO" DOCUMENTS
REVIEWED AND RELEASED 7 FEB 2000

Jim Klotz:
 
28-March-2000 - Although we have waited long periods of time for FOIA responses before, we were surprised to receive a packet of documents from the State Department in response to a FOIA request dated August 30, 1994.

The packet included 22 communications between various Embassies and the Secretary of State in Washington DC, which range in date between November 1973 and January 1994.  Some of these deal with space hardware such as satellites and rocket boosters which were observed burning up in as they re-entered Earth's atmosphere , or fragments of which were discovered on the ground.  One telex from the Secretary of State to the Embassy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa, dated in November 1973 dealing with an "object" which had been found bearing "Cyrillic characters."  The subject of this one telex is "Project Moondust."

Whether or not some or all of these documents have been released before is unknown to us, but all of these items bear a review authority notice dated 7 Feb 2000.

I have selected several of the more interesting reports to present below.  By "more interesting," I mean those which did not include positive indication of the source of the object(s) reported.   Among those reports excluded are several that have to do with the Grenadan initiative to create an agency within the United Nations to address the subject of UFOs.

- Jim Klotz

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The Kuwait Oil Field incident file has been extracted and presented below for web search purposes:


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PAGE 0l                  KUWAIT  00486     290820Z
ACTION NEA-07
INFO OCT-01 EUR-12 IS0-00 OES-09 NASA-02 NSF-02 DOE-15
  SOE-02 CIAE-00 PM-05 H-02 INR-10 L-03 NSAE-00
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R 290606Z JAN 79
FM AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 2864
INFO AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
AMEMBASSY DOHA
AMEMBASSY LONDON
AMEMBASSY MANAMA
AMEMBASSY MUSCAT
SECDEF WASHDC
USCINCEUR
USICA WASHDC

UNCLAS  KUWAIT  0486

CINCEUR ALSO FOR POLAD

E.O. 12065:   N/A
TAGS: MPOL, PINS, MASS, SOPN, TGEN, KU
SUBJECT:   "UFO" SIGHTINGS CAUSE SECURITY CONCERN IN KUWAIT

1.   A SERIES OF "UFO"SIGHTINGS ON NOVEMBER 9 CAUSED THE GOK TO APPOINT AN INVESTIGATORY COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS FROM THE KUWAIT INSTITUTE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (KISR).  THE COMMITTEE'S REPORT WHICH WAS RELEASED JANUARY 20 DESCRIBED EIGHT SIGHTINGS FROM NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER 14. A NUMBER OF THE EARLY SIGHTINGS TOOK PLACE NEAR A KUWAIT OIL COMPANY GATHERING CENTER NORTH OF KUWAIT CITY. RELEASE OF THE COMMITTEE'S REPORT WAS SOMETHING OF A MEDIA EVENT AS IT COINCIDED WITH JAN 21 FRONT PAGE STORIES OF YET ANOTHER "UFO" SIGHTING OVER KUWAIT CITY, WHICH INCLUDED PHOTOGRAPHS IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS.
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2.   THE KISR COMMITTEE REJECTED THE NOTION THAT THE "UFO'S' WERE ESPIONAGE DEVICES BUT REMAINED EQUIVOCAL ABOUT WHETHER THEY WERE OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL ORIGIN.  THE KISR COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE, RATIB ABU ID, TOLD EMBOFF THAT THE SCIENTISTS DID NOT KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THE PHENOMENA TO SAY WITH CERTAINTY THAT THEY WEREN'T "SPACESHIPS," THE REPORT WENT

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: SAM A. MOSKOWITZ
DATE/CASE ID: 7 FEB 2000 199404243

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ON TO RECOMMEND THAT THE GOVERNMENT TAKE ALL POSSIBLE MEASURES TO PROTECT KUWAIT'S AIR SPACE AND TERRITORY AS WELL AS THE COUNTRY'S OIL RESOURCES.

3.   SOME LOCAL WAGS HAVE MADE LIGHT OF THE FIRST UFO SIGHTINGS WHICH CAME NEAR THE END OF THE LONG AND TRADITIONALLY EXUBERANT HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS OF ID-AL-ADHA. HOWEVER WE HAVE LEARNED RECENTLY OF AN EVENT COINCIDENT WITH ONE OF THE UFO SIGHTINGS WHICH HAS CONFOUNDED SOME OF OUR MOST LEVEL-HEADED KUWAITI FRIENDS, AND MAY HAVE BEEN WHAT PERSUADED THE GOK TO MAKE A SERIOUS INVESTIGATION OF THE MATTER. A SENIOR KUWAIT OIL COMPANY (KOC) OFFICIAL TOLD US THE THE "UFO" WHICH FIRST APPEARED OVER THE NORTHERN OIL FIELDS SEEMINGLY DID STRANGE THINGS TO KOC'S AUTOMATIC PUMPING EQUIPMENT.  THIS EQUIPMENT IS DESIGNED TO SHUT ITSELF DOWN WHEN THERE IS SOME FAILURE WHICH MAY SERIOUSLY DAMAGE THE PETROLEUM GATHERING AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND IT CAN ONLY BERESTARTED MANUALLY. AT THE TIME OF THE "UFO'S" APPEARANCE THE PUMPING SYSTEM AUTOMATICALLY SHUT ITSELF DOWN AND WHEN THE "UFO" VANISHED THE SYSTEM STARTED ITSELF UP AGAIN. THIS EVENT WAS NOT ADDRESSED BY THE KISR COMMITTEE REPORT.

4.   EVEN THOSE WHO ARE NOT INCLINED TO BELIEVE IN
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VISITORS FROM OUTER SPACE DO TEND TO THINK SOMETHING STRANGE HAS BEEN GOING ON IN KUWAITI AIRSPACE.  THERE HAS BEEN SPECULATION, FOR EXAMPLE, ABOUT HELICOPTERS OR HOVERCRAFT BRINGING REFUGEES OR MONEY OUT OF BELEAGUERED IRAN. AT THE LEAST, THE PHENOMENA HAVE STIMULATED A NEW DEGREE OF INTEREST AMONG TOP KUWAITI OFFICIALS IN THE COUNTRY'S AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM, WHICH DID NOT REACT IN ANY WAY TO THE "EVENTS" IN THE KOC NORTH FIELD BECAUSE IT WAS CLOSED DOWN FOR THE NIGHT (SEPTEL).
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ACTION NEA-11
INFO OCT-01 EUR-12 ADS-00 OES-09 CIAE-00 INR-10
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R 080805Z   JUL 80
FM AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 6566
INFO AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
AMEMBASSY DOHA
AMEMBASSY LONDON
AMEMBASSY MANAMA
AMEMBASSY MUSCAT
SECDEF WASHDC
USCINCEUR VAIHINGEN GE

C O N F I D E N T I A L    KUWAIT 3223

CINCEUR ALSO FOR POLAD

E.O.  12065:   GDS 7/8/86   {DICKMAN, F.M.)  OR-M
TAGS:  EAIR,  PINS,  TGEN,  KU
SUBJECT:  (U) INVESTIGATION OF UNUSUAL "LIGHT PHENOMENON" SEEN IN KUWAIT'S SKIES

REF:   79  KUWAIT  0486

1.   (C) ACCORDING TO A RELIABLE SOURCE, KUWAIT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR IS INVESTIGATING REPORT BY SENIOR KUWAIT AIRWAYS PILOT OF AN UNUSUAL "LIGHT PHENOMENON" ON JUNE 20, 1980.  THE PILOT, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR H. SHAMLAN, SAID THAT "DURING DESCENT THROUGH APPROXIMATELY 15,000 FT AND BEFORE REACHING WAFRA VOR, WHILE OPERATING FLIGHT NUMBER KU542 FROM CAIRO TO KUWAIT, THE CREW AND I SIGHTED A HUGE BALL OF BRIGHT LIGHT SHAPED LIKE A HEMISPHERE (HALF A MOON SHAPE) ESTIMATED DIAMTER TO BE AROUND TEN MILES, WITH THE FLAT BASE OF THE SPHERE APPROXIMATELY
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THE SAME LEVEL AS THE AIRCRAFT, I.E. 15,000 FT.
       "ITS POSITION WAS NORTHWEST OF THE CITY OF KUWAIT AND STEADILY MOVING EASTBOUND AT A SLIGHTLY LESSER SPEED THAN MY AIRCRAFT WHICH WAS 320 KNOTS AT THAT STATE.
       "WHEN I TURNED NORTH AT WAFRA, THE PHENOMENON WAS STILL CLEARLY VISIBLE AND REMAINED SO UNTIL WE DESCENDED BELOW THE HAZE LAYER AND STARTED APPROACH TO THE RUNWAY.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: SAM A. MOSKOWITZ
DATE/CASE ID: 7 FEB 2000 199404243

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         "   THE CREW OF FLIGHT KU 708, WHO WERE 90 MILES AWAY FROM KUWAIT, REPORTED SIGHTING THE SAME PHENOMENON. MY SIGHTING AND THE KU 708 SIGHTING WERE REPORTED TO KUWAIT CENTRE, WHO COULD NOT PICK UP ANY TRACE OF IT ON THEIR RADAR NEITHER COULD WE PICK IT UP ON OUR WEATHER RADAR."

2.   (C) THOUGH A TIME FOR THE SIGHTING WAS NOT GIVEN, IT MUST HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO 2100 HOURS LOCAL TIME, ASSUMING BOTH FLIGHTS WERE ON TIME. KU542 WAS SCHEDULED TO HAVE ARRIVED AT KUWAIT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FROM CAIRO AT 2110 HOURS, WHILE KU708 WAS DUE IN FROM KHARTOUM AT 2055 HOURS.

3.   (U) ABOVE REPORT IS REMINISCENT OF REFTEL'S REPORT OF JANUARY 1979 AND NOVEMBER 1978 ON UFO SIGHTINGS IN KUWAIT'S SKIES. ACCORDING TO SENIOR KOC OFFICIAL, UFO WHICH APPEARED OVER NORTHERN OIL FIELDS IN NOVEMBER 1978 DID STRANGE THINGS TO KOC'S PUMPING SYSTEM. SOME WAGS ARE BLAMING CURRENT KUWAIT ELECTRIC POWER FAILURES (SEE KUWAIT 3220) ON UFOS.

4.   (C) ADCM, WHO KNOWS OPERATIONS DIRECTOR SHAMLAN, ASSESSES HIM AS LEVEL-HEADED, COMPETENT INDIVIDUAL, WHO ALMOST CERTAINLY REPORTED ACCURATELY UPON WHAT HE OBSERVED THIS PAST JUNE. KUWAIT MINISTRY OF INTERIOR HAS BEEN GIVEN TASK OF INVESTIGATING REPORT. ITS INTERVIEWS
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WITH INHABITANTS OF WAFRA AREA (ALSO AN OIL COLLECTION CENTER) HAVE NOT YET PRODUCED ANYONE WHO ADMITS SEEING THE PHENOMENON.
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