UFO Buzzed GWB's Western White House Sept 11, 2019 21:03:07 GMT -5
Post by JoannaB on Sept 11, 2019 21:03:07 GMT -5
UFO Buzzed GWB's Western White House
If President George W. Bush had been at his Texas ranch around 8 p.m. on the night of January 8, 2008, he would likely have been alarmed by the enormous, hovering craft with extremely bright lights buzzing his home. Witnesses estimated the unidentified flying object was at least a thousand feet in length, whole others insisted it was closer to a mile long. The craft was flying through restricted airspace, lacked a required transponder and did not respond to attempts at communication.
Multiple people – including a chief of police, police officer, former air traffic controller and private pilot – observed the UFO for at least an hour-and-a-half. The craft caught everyone’s attention because it was apparently doing the impossible: alternately hovering, slowly cruising at low altitude, and suddenly accelerating to in excess of 2,000 miles-per-hour. No known aircraft of any nation is capable of performing such maneuvers, nor does any country have one of such an enormous size.
Steve Allen, the private pilot, told the local paper, “We all flipped out. I didn’t sleep a wink last night.” Allen had been at the home of Mike Odom in Selden when, at approximately 6:15, they suddenly noticed flashing lights about “3,500 feet above ground level.” Allen said the craft was heading toward Stephenville at what he estimated to be “about 3,000 miles-per-hour.”
When President Bush was informed of the “close encounter,” he must surely have expressed frustration at the response of the United States Air Force. Later FOIA requests for radar data and flight logs from Carswell Air Station revealed that a squadron of F-16 Fighting Falcons was in the air nearby for 71 minutes during the incident. So was an AWACS surveillance jet, which flew lackadaisical figure-8s over the area for four hours. Were they tracking the object? Sure. Radar data clearly indicated the craft being “skin painted” by multiple sources, but at no time did the 10 F-16s actually intercept the ship or attempt to force it to land.
Initially, the Air Force denied any jets at all were in the air at the time in question. However, several days later, Maj. Karl Lewis reversed himself and admitted there were indeed 10 F-16s in the vicinity on the night in question. “In the interest of public awareness, Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs realized an error was made regarding the reported training activity of military aircraft,” the news release said. And the UFO? Oh, it was only the lights from the F-16s themselves, the Air Force claimed.
But where are the pilots who were monitoring, but pointedly not intercepting, the UFO? No one has heard from any of them. The national media, after only Larry King mentioned the matter on his nightly CNN show, never expressed so much as a scintilla of interest in whether the president’s home was going to be, or could have been, bombed to smithereens in January of 2008.
If you’ve not heard of this incident, or the Chicago O’Hare sighting above United Gate C-17 of November 2006, or the gonzo flight of Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 above Alaska in 1986, it is because no one in the U.S. media has seen fit to cover these cases, or interview the pilots, radar controllers, base commanders, or anyone else who might have been involved. There is a conspiracy, all right, ... a conspiracy of silence.
Sources: Christopher Carson, American Thinker, April 23, 2015; Matt Frazier and Mark Agee, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 12, 2008; and Glen Schulze and Robert Powell, MUFON, July 4, 2008.