AIRCRAFT/UFO ENCOUNTERS PRIOR TO 1942

By Jan Aldrich Aviators reported few encounters with unusual aerial phenomena prior to 1942. After consulting much of the literature, talking to UFO historians, and visiting Dr. Richard Haines, here are the few known cases. Some are of very doubtful reliability. Jeff Lindell, a major researcher into World War II reports, said he had vague references to sightings by French military pilots in War World I, but he had Continue Reading

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1955: Radar-Visual Sightings, June 1-8: Article

A number of researchers have amassed large files containing UFO reports made by highly skilled military and civilian personnel.  Many of these reports contain eye-witnessed accounts of aircraft UFO encounters, backed by radar reports of the same objects.  Often, multiple radar sites tracked the same objects. The following account of a radar-visual sighting was extracted from a report by Captain Laddie Marin, of the Air Force Special Security Office, Continue Reading

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1994: UFO Sighting of Flight AF-3532

On January 28, 1994, at the beginning of the afternoon, the crew of Air-France flight AF-3532 (Nice to London) observed an unusual phenomenon. UFOCOM asked some questions to the pilot and commander of the flight, Jean-Charles Duboc. INTERVIEW OF COMMANDANT DUBOC: You were a flight commanding officer at AIR France and on January 28, 1994, you have encountered an unusual phenomenon as you were doing the Nice to London Continue Reading

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1995: The American West UFO Sighting – Article

A west bound America West B-757 airliner encountered a UFO with flashing lights along its length on May 25, 1995. The passenger jet was flying over the panhandle of Texas when it observed the unknown object. Thanks be to investigator Walter N. Webb, of the UFO Research Coalition for his thorough investigation of the case. Webb was able to get copies of the FAA voice tapes of chatter between Continue Reading

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Passenger Plane Sightings

Passenger Plane Sightings Space 2001   Passenger Plane Encounters. Statistics show that across the world UFO sightings occur at a rate of around one every two or three minutes. Not surprising then that pilots of commercial airliners should be high on the list of people to have most witnessed them. It is a fact that ever since the beginning of flight and commercial aviation strange craft or disk shaped Continue Reading

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Pilot Sightings

Pilot Sightings Space 2001   Pilot Encounters Considering the mystery of UFO’s is essentially an aerial phenomenon it isn’t surprising that a large percentage of the best sightings are made by military pilots on routine missions! So frequent are these sightings that one expert on the subject believes up to thirty per cent of all pilots have experienced a UFO encounter at some point in their careers! In fact Continue Reading

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When Pilots See UFOs

Dennis Stacy, Air & Space Magazine   People have been seeing unidentified flying objects in the skies for years. But when the eyewitness is up there with the UFO, is the sighting more difficult to explain? By Dennis Stacy for Air & Space Magazine December 1987/January 1988 In the late afternoon of November 17, 1986, Japan Air Lines flight 1628, (1) a Boeing 747 with a crew of three, Continue Reading

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