Form: 97 BB
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 12:36:44 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Report and Analysis of Fort Monmouth Incident
Cat: 11
To: Francis Ridge <nicap@insightbb.com>


 Transcript of these five pages can be found at the bottom of this page.
 
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Report and Analysis of Fort Monmouth Incident
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
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          EASTERN AIR DEFENSE FORCE, STEWART AFB, NY

           TO:    T53-12028-A
           ATIC - 130935

           RADNOTE

           FOR INT-V/S T.C. ERICKSEN                           FROM INT - BAUMGARDNER

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          REF YOUR RADNOTE TARE EASY THREE TWO SIX X ONE FOUR SEP FIVE ONE X

          FOLG IS NARRATIVE OF TARE DASH THREE THREE PILOT FIRST LT

          WILBERT S ROGERS AND SECOND PILOT PAREN BACKSEAT PAREN MAJOR

          E BALLARD X ONLY, EVALUATION MADE THIS OFFICE INDICATES OBJ

          MIGHT POSSIBLY BE EXPER ACFT BELONGING TO GRUMANN X REPUBLIC

          OR FAIRCHILD X EASTERN SEA FRONTIER DUTY OFF WHEN QUERIED ON

          POSSIBILITY NAVAL EXPER ACFT FROM GRUMANN WOULD MAKE NO COMMENT

          PRO OR CON X  I INTERVIEWED BOTH PILOTS AND THEY ARE INTELLIGENT

          X SERIOUS MINDED OFFS BOTH ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE AS TO WHAT THEY

          SAW AND BOTH ABSOLUTELY DISCOUNTING ANY POSSIBILITY THAT OBJ

          COULD HAVE BEEN CANOPY REFLECTION X CONVENTIONAL ACFT OR ANY

          OTHER OBJ EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED IN ROGERS ACCOUNT X MAP BEING FWD

          BY MAIL X FOLG IS NARRATIVE OF ROGERS QUOTE WHILE PARTICIPATING

          IN TRNG FLT FR DOVER AFB DEL TO MITCHEL AFB NY OVER ASBURY PARK

          NJ CMA I SIGHTED AN UNIDENTIFIED OBJ OVER SANDY HOOK CMA NJ X

          I WAS PILOT OF A TARE DASH THREE THREE TYPE ACFT  CRUISING AT TWO




          ZERO THOUSAND FT MAKING GOOD AT FOUR FIVE ZERO MPH X AT THE TIME

          OF SIGHTING OF THE OBJ CMA MAJOR BALLARD WAS MAKING A POSITION

          REPORT TO SANTINI CONTROLLER X WHILE MAJOR WAS MAKING HIS

          POSITION REPORT I STARTED TIMING THE OBJ FR THE TIME I SAW

          IT AND FOLLOWED IT IN A DESCENDING TURN TO THE LEFT X ABOUT FOUR

          FIVE SECONDS AFTER I FIRST SIGHTED THE OBJ X I CALLED MAJOR

          BALLARD AND POINTED THE OBJ OUT TO HIM X THE OBJ CONTINUED A

          PORT TURN X DISAPPEARING OUT TO SEA SOUTH OF ASBURY PARK NJ X

          FR THE TIME I FIRST SIGHTED THE OBJECT UNTIL IT DISAPPEARED X

          TWO MINUTES ELAPSED WITH THE OBJ COVERING A DISTANCE OF ABOUT

          THREE FIVE MILES X THE SIZE OF THE OBJ WAS APRX THAT OF A FTR

          PLANE THREE ZERO TO FIVE ZERO FEET IN DIAMETER X THE OBJ WAS

          SILVER OR METALLIC IN COLOR X HAD NO MARKINGS X EMITTED NO

          EXHAUST OR TRAIL X MOST OF THE TIME DURING WHICH I HAD THE OBJ

          IN SIGHT X IT APPEARED TO BE CIRCULAR IN SHAPE X HOWEVER X AT

          ONE TIME I SAW IT EDGEWISE WHERE IT GAVE A FLAT APPEARANCE X

          THE DESIGN OF THE OBJ COULD BE SAID TO BE IDENTICAL TO A DISCUS

          AS IS USED IN TRACK EVENTS X I COULD NOT SAY WHETHER OR NOT THE

          OBJ WAS SPINNING X THROUGHOUT THE TIME OF MY OBSERVATION THE OBJ



          WAS TO MY LEFT AND CONSIDERABLY BELOW OUR ALT X WHEN FIRST

          SIGHTED I WOULD JUDGE THAT IT WAS BETWEEN FIVE AND EIGHT THOUSAND

          FEET OVER SANDY HOOK X AS IS NOTED ON THE ATTACHED MAP X IT

          APPEARED TO BE DESCENDING WHEN I FIRST SAW IT AT SANDY HOOK

          AND APPEARED TO LEVEL OUT IN FLT JUST NORTH OF RED BANK NEW JERSEY

          AND CONTINUED ON AT THE SAME ALT UNTIL IT DISAPPEARED X AT THE

          POINT OF OUR FIRST SIGHTING OF THE OBJ I STARTED A DESCENDING THREE

          SIX ZERO DEGREE TURN TO THE LEFT FROM TWO ZER THOUSAND FT

          TO ONE SEVEN THOUSAND FT X GAINING AIRSPEED FROM FOUR FIVE ZERO

          MPH TO FIVE FIVE ZERO MPH ON A COURSE PARALLELING THAT OF THE OBJ

          UNTIL IT WAS LOST FROM SIGHT X IN OUR TRNG AND DAILY PRACTICE AS

          INTERCEPT PILOTS WE MUST NOTE ACCURATELY THE TIMES AT WHICH THE

          OBJ OF THE INTCP IS FIRST SIGHTED X I DID THIS AUTOMATICALLY

          WHEN I FIRST SIGHTED THE OBJ OVER SANDY HOOK AND NOTED THE TIME

          TO BE APRX ONE ONE THREE FIVE EASY DOG TARE X ONE ZERO SEPT

          FIVE ONE X ALTHOUGH WE WERE ON A DIRECT COURSE FOR THE DESTINATION

          OF MITCHEL AFB AT TWO ZERO THOUSAND FEET AT THE TIME OF THE

          SIGHTING X I WAS SO AMAZED AT THE SPEED OF THE OBJ THAT I IMMED

          STARTED THE TURN TO THE LEFT AND WAITED FOR MAJOR BALLARD TO GET



          THROUGH WITH THE RADIO CONVERSATION HE WAS HAVING WITH SANTINI

          SO I COULD POINT THE OBJ OUT TO HIM X AS SOON AS HE COMPLETED THE

          RADIO CHECK IN X I CALLED THE OBJ TO HIS ATTN AND WE BOTH WATCHED

          IT MAKE A NINE ZERO DEGREE TURN TO THE LEFT AND KEPT IT UNDER OBSER-

          VATION TOGETHER WHILE IT COVERED APRX TWO ZERO MILES AND DISAPPEAR-

          ED OUT TO SEA X  THE OBJ APPEARED TO BE BANKING AS ITS COURSE

          DESCRIBED A GRADUAL NINE ZERO DEGREE TURN TO THE LEFT X UNQUOTE

          PAR FOLG IS NARRATIVE OF MAJOR BALLARD QUOTE LT ROGERS POINTED

          OUT THE OBJ TO ME X I SIGHTED THE OBJ NEAR FREEPORT NJ X THE

          OBJ WAS IN A BANK TO THE LEFT TURNING TO APRX ONE TWO ZERO DEGREES

          X  I SAW THE OBJ WAS ROUND AND SILVER IN COLOR X LT ROGERS

          CONTINUTED A PORT TURN AND I LOST SIGHT OF THE OBJECT AS IT

          DISAPPEARED OUT TO SEA X UNQUOTE PAR DIR INTEL EADF CONCLUSION

          CLN FR THEIR TIME CHECK X THEY MADE AN EST THAT THE SPEED OF THE

          OBJ WAS APRX ONE THOUSAND MILES AN HR X AFTER ROGERS SIGHTED

          THE OBJ HE BROKE IN ON THE END OF RADIO CHECK DASH IN BALLARD

          WAS MAKING WITH GROUND STA AND POINTED OUT THE OBJ X GROUND STA

          OVERHEARD THE CONVERSATION AND ROGERS DESCRIBED THE OBJ TO

          THE GROUND STA WHILE IT WAS STILL IN SIGHT UNTIL IT PULLED AWAY



          FROM THEM AND OUT OF SIGHT WHILE ROGERS WAS MAKING APRX

          FIVE FIVE ZERO MPH

 (The following is handwritten on this page below the above text)

           PILOT DESCRIPTION OF OBJECT WAS AS FOLLOWS:

           SIZE THAT OF F-86, DISC SHAPED, ROUND AND FLAT,

           SILVER IN COLOR, STEADY IN FLIGHT WITH NO

           VISIBLE MEANS OF PROPULSION.  THE OBJECT OBSERVED

           FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES BELOW AND TO LEFT

           OF T-33.

           END OF ITEM