NORAD Command Director's Log (1975) Pages 1 through 4

             1.   A copy of your letter dated 22 August 1977 was received
             in this headquarters for direct reply on 19 September 1977.
             The following Log entries have been extracted for release:

                    a.  NORAD Command Director's Log (1975).

             19 October/0630Z:   Command Director called by Air Force Opera-
                                              tions Center concerning an unknown heli-
                                              copter landing in the munitions storage area
                                              at Loring AFB, Maine.  Apparently this was
                                              second night in a row for this occurrence.
                                              There was also an indication but not
                                              confirmed, that Canadian bases had been over-
                                              flown by a helicopter.

             31 October/0445Z:   Report from Wurtsmith AFB through Air Force
                                              Ops Center - incident at 0355z.  Helicopter
                                              hovered over SAC weapons storage area then
                                              departed area.  Tanker flying at 2700 feet
                                              made both visual sighting and radar skin
                                              paint.  Tracked object 35NM SE over Lake
                                              Huron where contact was lost.

             1 November/0920Z:  Received, as info, message from Loring AFB,
                                              Maine, citing probable helicopter overflight
                                              of base.

             8 November/0753Z:  24th NORAD Region unknown track J330, heading
                                              SSW, 12000 feet.  1 to 7 objects, 46.46N
                                              109.23W.  Two F-106 scrambled out of Great
                                              Falls at 0745Z.  SAC reported visual sighting
                                              Sabotage Alert Teams (SAT) K1, K3, Li
                                              and L6 (lights and jet sounds).  Weather
                                              section states no anomalous propagation or
                                              northern light.  0835Z SAC SAT Teams E3 and

  L4 report visual, K3 reports target at 300
                                                             feet altitude and L4 reports target at 5
                                                             miles. Contact lost at 0820Z.  F-106s
                                                             returned to base at 0850Z with negative
                                                             results. 0905Z Great Falls radar search
                                                             and height had intermittent contact.  0910Z
                                                             SAC teams again had visual (Site C-1, 10
                                                             miles SE Stanford, Montana).  0920Z SAC CP
                                                             reported that when F-106s were in area,
                                                             targets would turn out lights, and when
                                                             F106s left, targets would turn lights
                                                             on.  F-106s never gained visual or radar
                                                             contact at anytime due to terrain clearance.
                                                             This same type of activity has been reported
                                                             in the Malmstrom area for several days
                                                             although previous to tonight no unknowns
                                                             were declared.  The track will be carried
                                                             as a remaining unknown.

                             b.  24th NORAD Region Senior Director's Log (Malmstrom
             AFB, Montana).

             7 Nov 75 (1035Z) - Received a call from the 341st Strategic Air
             Command Post (SAC CP), saying that the following missile locations
             reported seeing a large red to orange to yellow object:  M-1,
             L-3, LIMA and L-6.  The general object location would be 10
             miles south of Moore, Montana, and 20 miles east of Buffalo,
             Montana.  Commander and Deputy for Operations (DO) informed.

             7 Nov 75 (1203Z) - SAC advised that the LCF at Harlowton, Montana,
             observed an object which emitted a light which illuminated the
             site driveway.

             7 Nov 75 (1319Z) - SAC advised K-1 says very bright object to
             their east is now southeast of them and they are looking at it
             with 10x50 binoculars.  Object seems to have lights (several)
             on it, but no distinct patern.  The orange/gold object overhead
             also has small lights on it.  SAC also advises female civilian
             reports having seen an object bearing south from her position
             six miles west of Lewiston.

             7 Nov 75 (1327Z) - L-1 reports that the object to their northeast
             seems to be issuing a black object from it, tubular in shape.
             In all this time, surveillance has not been able to detect any
             sort of track except for known traffic.

             7 Nov 75 (1355Z) - K-1 and L-1 report that as the sun rises, so do
             the objects they visual.

             7 Nov 75 (1429Z) - From SAC CP:  As the sun rose, the UFOs dis-
             appeared.  Commander and DO notified.

8 Nov 75 (0635Z) - A security camper team at K-4 reported UFO
            with white lights, one red light 50 yards behind white light.
            Personnel at K-1 seeing same object.

            8 Nov 75 (0645Z) - Height personnel picked up objects 10-13,000
            feet, Track J330, EKLB 0648, 18 knots, 9,500 feet.  Objects as
            man as seve, as few as two A/C.

            8 Nov 75 (0735Z) - J330 unknon 0753.  Stationary/seven knots/
            12,000.  One (varies seven objects).  None, no possibility,
            EKLB 3746, two F-106, GTF, SCR 0754.  NCOC notified.

            8 Nov 75 (0820Z) - Lost radar contact, fighters broken off at
            0825, looking in area of J331 (another height finder contact).

            8 Nov 75 (0905Z) - From SAC CP:  L-sites had fighters and objects;
            fighters did not get down to objects.

            8 Nov 75 (0915Z) - From SAC CP:  From four different points:
            Observed objects and fighters; when fighters arrived in the
            area, the lights went out; when fighters departed, the lights
            came back on; to NCOC.

            8 Nov 75 (0953Z) - From SAC CP:  L-5 reported object increased
            in speed - high velocity, raised in altitude and now cannot tell
            the object from stars.  To NCOC.

            8 Nov 75 (1105Z) - From SAC CP:  E-1 reported a bright white
            light (site is approximately 60 nautical miles north of Lewistown).
            NCOC notified.

            9 Nov 75 (0305Z) - SAC CP called and advised SAC crews at Sites
            L-1, L-6 and M-1 observing UFO.  Object yellowish bright round
            light 20 miles north of Harlowton, 2 to 4,000 feet.

            9 Nov 75 (0320Z) - SAC CP reports UFO 20 miles southeast of
            Lewiston, orange white disc object.  24th NORAD Region surveil-
            lance checking area.  Surveillance unable to get height check.

            9 Nov 75 (0320Z) - FAA Watch Supervisor reported he had five
            air carriers vicinity of UFO, United Flight 157 reported seeing
            meteor, "arc welder's blue" in color.  SAC CP advised, sites still
            report seeing object stationary.

            9 Nov 75 (0348) - SAC CP confirms L-1, sees object, a mobile
            security tem has been directed to get closer and report.

            9 Nov 75 (0629Z) - SAC CP advises UFO sighting reported around
            0305Z.  Cancelled the flight security team from Site L-1, checked
            area and all secure, no more sightings.


10 Nov 75 (0215Z) - Received a call from SAC CP.  Report UFO
            sighting from site K-1 around Harlowson area.  Surveillance
            checking area with height finder.

            10 Nov 75 (0153Z) - Surveillance report unable to locate track
            that would correlate with UFO sighted by K-1.

            10 Nov 75 (1125Z) - UFO sighting reported by Minot Air Force
            Station, a bright  star-like object in the west, moving east,
            about the size of a car.  First seen approximately 1015Z.
            Approximately 1120Z, the object passed over the radar station,
            1,000 feet to 2,000 feet high, no noise heard.  Three people
            from the site or local area saw the object.  NCOC notified.

            2.  HQ USAF/DADF also forwarded a copy of NORAD document for
            a review for possible downgrade and release.  We have deter-
            mined the document if properly and currently classified and
            is exempt from disclosure under Public Law 90-23, 5 USC 552b(1).

            3.  The decision to withhold release of this document may be
            appealed in writing to the Secretary of the Air Force within
            45 days from the date of this letter.  If you appeal, include
            any reasons for reconsideration you wish to present and attach
            a copy of this letter.  Address your letter as follows:
            Secretary of the Air Force, thru HQ ADCOM/DAD, Peterson AFB Co

            TERRENCE C. JAMES, Colonel, USAF    Cy to:  HQ USAF/DAD
            Director of Administration                                       HQ USAF/JACL