Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hidden Case: After I tell you then three of us will know.

Been sloughing through the "trash paper" {mostly} boxes here at the thankful end of the unsorted SITU mess. Occasionally something worth saving surfaces. Only rarely will that be some kind of encounter incident, but here is one I found yesterday.

This is a UFO incident from the Korean War theatre in November of 1952, near Wonson. A member of SITU was talking to an old friend who had been a captain in the Air Force in the Korean War, piloting Douglas B-26 light bombers. He told her of a UFO encounter, or "something", that happened while on a mission, and she felt that it was interesting enough for him to write it down and send it to Bob Warth. I don't believe that it ever saw print in PURSUIT, but this wouldn't be surprising, given the utter chaos in some of the {non}filing of the era. I checked Blue Book, UFO-DNA, NICAP, and my astounding case reference listing from Hal Haglund, and it was in none of those things. So, even if it has snuck past me in PURSUIT, it's still a rare unknown bird.

As the blogpost title says: it will just be you, me, and the other guy who will know of this..... secrets.... yep, all this power of the unknown just for us............. SNAP OUT OF IT, YOU CLOWN!!!..... ooops, sorry ..... on to the case.

Our informant is piloting his B-26 on a mission to knock out elements of the enemy's supply lines [things like suddenly appearing railroad spurs even], when their attention was taken by an actual fake train with smokepots blowing as if an engine was going somewhere. Our guys in the plane realized that this was a phony, and probably a diversion of some kind in order to get them to waste munitions. While puzzling over whether there was anything anywhere to be seen to shoot at or bomb, a "white light" suddenly showed up 150 feet to the rear of the plane. This light simply stuck in there following them. It was shaped like a thin pear or a fat upright bowling ten-pin. [ look at the {brilliant, eh what?!} pictorial rendition above as "Stage 1"].

Our reporter, as Captain/pilot, decided to make a 270-degree turn and "attack" the intruder. {Stage 2}. As he was doing so, the "Ten-pin" began to move away to the south [they had been both flying due east]. The captain decided not only to chase, but ordered his gunners to get ready to fire. These guns were not able to be controlled by the pilot's position, and could be operated only by the radio operator, who served as the gunner. In a pinch, the navigator/bombadier could also fire the guns.

The Ten-pin changed form into a narrow strip of redlight, and began to pull away [the pilot thought that in the glare of this red light he could just make out a discoid form surrounding the strip]. He ordered the gunner to fire. Nothing happened. He said that this was not mechanical malfunction, because when he looked at the gunner and the navigator, they "were blanked out in such a way that they could neither talk nor respond in any way". They stayed in this blank frozen state for about two minutes, during which time the UFO successfully outdistanced the possibility of successful firing of the guns. When they clicked back in to reality, the pilot got them to fire several rounds, but without apparent effect.

All that was odd enough, but after the mission time period was completed and the plane landed, he could not get his gunner and navigator to remember anything from the two blank minutes of the flight.

Well now.... what are we to make of that?

We can't make much more of it than what it is, of course, but at least we can add some context. Our pilot informer seems to know what he's talking about, for one thing. A subtle hint of that is that people might say: Hah! Those planes were called A-26s not B-26s! Well yeh, but, during the Korean War only, the Douglas A-26 WAS known as the B-26; our guy is exactly right.

Also, troubles with "odd things" following our planes were somewhat common in that exact region at that exact time period. The above pages from Blue Book refer us to one such case. This was an incident, also Korean theatre November 1952, wherein a T-6 pilot saw a silvery round object to his left and turned his plane towards it. The object seemed to show curiosity or mimicry, and turned towards him, whereupon they did a little circling around dance in the sky. Perhaps the object tired of the dance, because after two full turns it decided to shoot off at high speed leaving the T-6 pilot gaping.

The investigating officer said this: "There previously have been a number of unidentified sightings in the CT and DT grid areas of Korea. Of these, at least five sightings have tentatively been identified as enemy balloons. Vectoring an aircraft on a free balloon is actually difficult, and false impressions of rapid movement can easily be made".

Well, OK Sir, but there is another possibility isn't there? That is the possibility that when the pilots say that the objects fly away from them in straight lines at tremendous speeds, they actually mean it AND IT'S TRUE. In both our cases, the UFO does exactly that: a burst of straight line speed which leaves the aircraft behind.

Secrets. that's us! "WE GOT THE POWER!"

Hah! Have some fun, folks.


  1. Prof, in case you haven't seen it here is a recent Scottish near air miss UFO case from the BBC News website

    A passenger aircraft had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over Glasgow, a report has revealed.

    The Airbus A320 was making its final approach to Glasgow Airport on 2 December when an object passed about 300ft underneath it.

    The pilot of the aircraft said the risk of collision with the object, which did not show up on radar, had been "high".

    1. Thanks. Read and downloaded the official air safety material for a file. Amazed me that such an official resource would be available for public observation. What a boon THAT would have been through the hole of UFO research.

    2. Prof, 'hole in ufo research' reminded me: I hoped to speak to you about your (our mutual) concerns regarding information and data from investigators archives being lost as....time passes. I know of at least one physical archive (and 'anomaly library' - open to public in austin, tx thanks to S. Miles Lewis) that has housed some archives. Some might learn something from them. I also understand the trust issue and other larger issues however.
      I'll be attending your SSE talk. Would love to buy you a round (or a breakfast as preferred) if you have the time (and interest) and discuss the issue. Perhaps you would even consider granting a brief interview for a project I'm working on. I include my email address below, for your (p)reference.
      Best wishes,
      Tim Brigham

    3. a]. see you at SSE;
      b]. not into interviews anymore;
      c]. strangely I've never had a drink in my life, but I do eat breakfast.



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