The Edward's AFB encounter of October 7, 1965 is graphically described
on authenticated Air Force radar tapes. One of the witnesses on that
tape was Captain Darryl Clark.
Uh, Lieutenant Fisk [SOUNDS LIKE:
deputy] here. Yeah .
It's a, uh-- What do you think of
Well, I'll tell you. When I first
saw the thing it was approaching the base from the north and it looked
like a fairly, uh, low altitude, probably, uh, 10,000 feet and, uh, I
got a good look at it with the binoculars. It seemed to be
pushing a little cloud in front of it and I thought, uh, well, at
first, you know, looks like a rotating beacon hitting a cloud.
Years later Captain Clark, now deceased,
and he wrote a letter confirming a sighting he said that he had in
1966. The above statement on the Edwards tape shows that, like many
impressive incidents (or many traumatic events) intricate details can
be recalled, even the time of day, but the person may not remember the
year. As one can see, the letter says 1966, but the tape proves it was
1965. It also proves that, for awhile, during the decision to
scramble, nuclear weapons onboard the six alert birds became an issue.
This is also clear earlier in the transcript & recording.
One night in about July or August of
1966 I saw a UFO. I was on
alert at Edwards Air Force Base in California and was senior ranking
officer on duty. At about 0200 hours I got a call from the Senior
Controller from SAGE Center in San Bernardino. He said they had reports
of UFO's and had some radar contacts. He asked if I could get one of
our F-106A's airborne. Our alert aircraft were
armed with nuclear
weapons and were only authorized to fly by order and proper
authentication with top secret authenticators. He declined to go
I grabbed the binoculars and got a better
look. The UFO
was about 10 miles northwest of my position at first sighting.
It continued south until it was almost due west of me. There it
made a 90° right turn and started to blink at a 45 to 50°
All I could see
was the pulsating (not rotating) light and what
appeared to be a small cloud pushed by a vehicle I could not see. .
For the record, here is the actual document, followed by the retyped
The documents and tapes verify that Captain Clark was there at Det. 1
(Detachment 1) Edwards AFB, accurately
reported his incident, that the event took place on October 7, 1965,
and that F-106's had been on alert at George AFB, Victorville (CA) and
were originally carrying
nuclear-tipped missiles. Sometime within 3-1/2 hours,
Alpha Lima Zero One, one of those alert "birds" had its weapon removed
before it was scrambled after the UFOs that invaded restricted areas
over California's air