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The UFO disturbed the US Air Base during the cold war

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UFO sightings of a US military base during The Cold War

Now the appearance of unidentified flying objects in US airspace has again begun to attract attention. Similar incidents have occurred before.


Unidentified flying object attacks airbase

Several nights in a row in 1975, unidentified flying objects invaded the airspace over us air force base Loring in Maine. This airbase was subordinate to Strategic Air Command, SAC, two squadrons of KC-135 Stratotanker military refueling aircraft and a squadron of B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons were stationed here. The location of the easternmost base in the continental United States made it possible to quickly complete tasks that were plentiful during the cold war.

 UFO sightings

A strange incident occurred on the evening of October 27: base security personnel noticed something in the sky near the Northern border of the base that was later described as an"unidentified helicopter". The device flew at a low altitude, about 40-50 meters, had a red navigation light and a white flashing beacon.

The "helicopter" was apparently interested in a specially protected area where nuclear weapons were stored. In an attempt to establish visual contact and to identify the object it was sent helicopters to the National Guard, but their attempts were not crowned with success. The airbase was immediately put on high alert. After detecting the so-called "helicopter", air traffic controllers on the tower in Loring found another unidentified flying object that circled 15-20 km North-East of the base. This device was also not identified, despite numerous attempts to establish radio communication on both civilian and military frequencies.

The first unidentified object eventually headed North and flew towards the city of Grand Falls, located in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, and the second simply disappeared, possibly landing or falling below the radar range.

The next night, October 28, another unknown aircraft appeared over the base, this time without lights. Again, National guard helicopters were sent to investigate but were unable to establish visual contact. In an operational report published after the incident, officials wrote that the unknown "helicopter" "showed clear intentions to explore the area of storage of nuclear weapons."

These incidents continued until October 30. In response to a series of incursions, the Loring air force base command increased security and coordinated with the Canadian authorities so that American interceptors could pursue intruders into the airspace of a neighboring state if they tried to hide there again.

tanker at Loring air force base


One of the witnesses to the appearance of UFOs at Loring air force base was Arthur Bierce, who served there from 1970 to 1976. He remembered this event very well. At the time, Bierce served as the base's security shift supervisor. During the night duty, Arthur saw an object that was moving towards the warehouses with nuclear ammunition and immediately reported what was happening to the command. Bierce described the object as a " helicopter." In response, he received orders to shoot down the aircraft if it crossed the restricted area. However, the "helicopter" did not violate the borders of the base. In the following days, the unidentified object appeared three more times.

Other eyewitness accounts, such as Michael Wallace, a former KC-135 pilot who served at Loring air force base, do not support Bierce's view that the object looked like a helicopter.

The former pilot claims that he and several hundred other airbase personnel were informed of a "silent glowing object" hovering over the base. The object was able to move very quickly along straight horizontal and vertical trajectories and had the ability to change the direction of movement without a visible turning radius. According to him, the base staff openly called this object a UFO.

One day, while practicing air refueling with F-4 Phantom fighters, Wallace received a very unusual order-to leave the formation, turn off the lights, turn off the radio and go to the base. He could hear strained voices on the radio as pilots and air traffic controllers tried to track the object, which was flying back and forth over the base at an incredible speed. It ended pretty quickly-air traffic controllers said that the object disappeared from the radar. Later, Michael spoke to the pilot who was sent to intercept an unidentified object, who told Wallace the following: "I can't talk about it, and I don't think you'll believe me."

In the months following the Loring incident, similar events began to occur at other air bases in the United States. However, there is no evidence that these incidents are related. In November 1975, personnel at Malmstrom air force base in Montana, another base of the U.S. strategic air command, saw bright lights in the sky that seemed to be accompanied by the noise of jet engines. To identify the object, two interceptors were alerted to the air, but they could not catch up with the UFO. In January 1976, a cannon air force base in Eastern new Mexico reported two unidentified flying objects about 25 meters in diameter, gold or silver in color with a blue light on top, red on the bottom, and a hole in the middle. On January 31, 1976, security personnel at Eglin air force base in Florida noticed lights near one of their radars.

Later, on July 30, 1976, security patrols at Fort Ritchie base in Maryland noticed three oblong objects of a reddish hue near ammunition depots. Numerous documents have been declassified under the freedom of information act that shed light on the Pentagon's response to the mysterious incidents at Loring and other bases, some of which are mentioned above.

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Unsolved mystery

The 1975 incident at Loring base shows that almost half a century ago, some of the most strategically important us facilities were highly vulnerable..

While a number of reports describe UFOs as "helicopters", numerous eyewitness accounts further confuse the understanding of what happened — they describe the noise of jet engines, incredible speed and maneuverability, and the bizarre outlines of the fuselages. To make matters worse, the pilots were not able to visually identify these objects.

Whether the series of incidents over Loring air force base were committed by some helicopter pilots with unknown motives, or some cold war strategy game, or something even more unusual, remains a mystery. But any of these versions is fascinating in itself.

One thing is clear: for at least four consecutive nights in the fall of 1975, extremely strange events did occur in Loring, witnessed by hundreds of military personnel. Although personal observations may differ greatly, the main properties of these events are confirmed by numerous official documents that once lay on the tables of the highest military and political leadership of the United States. Some day the veil of secrecy over these incidents will be revealed to us.

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