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Old 03-09-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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I live in northern Ky currently and last month there was a strange report from Falmouth, KY, where multiple witnesses saw a strange craft, that appeared to have capabilities way beyond anything the US has, and was cigar shaped, so it was agreed this was a UFO, but the strange thing was, all these witnesses also saw military fighter planes following it and they had some kind of 'strange equipment' on the front of the planes, Im not sure what this equipment was, but the witnesses seemed to think it was for recording or somehow 'measuring' the UFO.

I have seen many reports of UFO sightings where the witnesses claim to see military planes following these crafts, Im just curious if there is some kind of protocol for military pilots regarding these kinds of encounters? or anything in the handbook that deals with this topic? Surely with all the UFO sightings over the decades, the military has some kind of idea of what they are, and seems logical to me they would at least give the pilots some special instructions on how to handle this, what to do, what not to do, etc.

Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I live in northern Ky currently and last month there was a strange report from Falmouth, KY, where multiple witnesses saw a strange craft, that appeared to have capabilities way beyond anything the US has, and was cigar shaped, so it was agreed this was a UFO, but the strange thing was, all these witnesses also saw military fighter planes following it and they had some kind of 'strange equipment' on the front of the planes, Im not sure what this equipment was, but the witnesses seemed to think it was for recording or somehow 'measuring' the UFO.

I have seen many reports of UFO sightings where the witnesses claim to see military planes following these crafts, Im just curious if there is some kind of protocol for military pilots regarding these kinds of encounters? or anything in the handbook that deals with this topic? Surely with all the UFO sightings over the decades, the military has some kind of idea of what they are, and seems logical to me they would at least give the pilots some special instructions on how to handle this, what to do, what not to do, etc.

Thanks for any help!
An old F-86 pilot here. From in the late 1950s -1963.

No special instructions ever given, during my era. Most of us viewed Keyhoe's 1958 book as either nonsense or very creative writing. Although he claimed we were given special instructions when encountering UFO's I never received any and do not recall meeting any pilot who did. Maybe that was something for the academy boys and something those of us, that came from the aviation cadet program were not privy to.

Unusual sightings were common but were nearly always the planet Venus seen in the day time. First time you see it, While you are in a steep, high speed climb, it can be quite unsettling. More than one pilot tried to shoot it down.

Another phenomenon experienced at high altitudes was seeing "Foo-Fighters" or phantom fighters. A strange effect at high altitude when Cosmic Radiation (Gamma Rays) unhampered by the atmosphere, stimulate the optic nerve and you see bright fast moving lights.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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I live in northern Ky currently and last month there was a strange report from Falmouth, KY, where multiple witnesses saw a strange craft, that appeared to have capabilities way beyond anything the US has, and was cigar shaped, so it was agreed this was a UFO, but the strange thing was, all these witnesses also saw military fighter planes following it and they had some kind of 'strange equipment' on the front of the planes, Im not sure what this equipment was, but the witnesses seemed to think it was for recording or somehow 'measuring' the UFO.

I have seen many reports of UFO sightings where the witnesses claim to see military planes following these crafts, Im just curious if there is some kind of protocol for military pilots regarding these kinds of encounters? or anything in the handbook that deals with this topic? Surely with all the UFO sightings over the decades, the military has some kind of idea of what they are, and seems logical to me they would at least give the pilots some special instructions on how to handle this, what to do, what not to do, etc.

Thanks for any help!
My thoughts about the KY sightings.


I would suspect the KY sighting was a PREDATOR drone and the following planes with the strange instruments were fighter pilots learning how to control the drones and getting first hand observation as to how the drones act. On hands training for when they will be flying the Drones from thousands of miles away from the drone.

A good outline of Drone Pilot training can be found HERE

A picture of a PREDATOR landing



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Old 03-12-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Multiple fighters flown, with most time, more than 50%, in the F-16. The only time I ever saw "unexplained" things in the sky I had a student in my front seat, and he attempted to rejoin not on his flight lead but Venus. He could not explain why it was, but there's a physiological condition known as autokinesis in which a stationary light, when stared at for a time, looks like it's moving.

For intercepts, there was a protocol to follow, but if UFOs were/are as fast as claimed, even a clean Block 50 F-16 would be left in the dust like a minivan racing a Corvette. I never received any training or instruction regarding how to intercept and shadow anything except for Bear bombers and civilian drug runners, and don't personally know anyone who received any. Perhaps an old Conehead reads this and can shed some light?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:46 PM
 
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They say that the UFO technology has been back-engineered for the military so quite possibly these fighters were 'escorting' the UFO which was not alien in origin.

OP - I do believe you, of course, but do you have a link to any stories which report this incident as I would like to read them just out of interest.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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They say that the UFO technology has been back-engineered for the military so quite possibly these fighters were 'escorting' the UFO which was not alien in origin.

OP - I do believe you, of course, but do you have a link to any stories which report this incident as I would like to read them just out of interest.
Kentucky UFO | Examiner.com
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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Just a few thoughts and some boring videos.

I suspect a very earthly origin for nearly every UFO. You, Me and every body else in the USA is and has been under very close scrutiny for a number of years. Seems odd that you never see any UFO pictures on the government spy junk that keeps a close watch on us.

I'm a bit upset over what I see as a loss of our privacy. I believe UFOs are real and a product of Earth Technology


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Old 03-13-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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I live in northern Ky currently and last month there was a strange report from Falmouth, KY, where multiple witnesses saw a strange craft, that appeared to have capabilities way beyond anything the US has, and was cigar shaped, so it was agreed this was a UFO, but the strange thing was, all these witnesses also saw military fighter planes following it and they had some kind of 'strange equipment' on the front of the planes, Im not sure what this equipment was, but the witnesses seemed to think it was for recording or somehow 'measuring' the UFO.

I have seen many reports of UFO sightings where the witnesses claim to see military planes following these crafts, Im just curious if there is some kind of protocol for military pilots regarding these kinds of encounters? or anything in the handbook that deals with this topic? Surely with all the UFO sightings over the decades, the military has some kind of idea of what they are, and seems logical to me they would at least give the pilots some special instructions on how to handle this, what to do, what not to do, etc.

Thanks for any help!

I would assume many witnesses saw this since downtown Cincinnati is right across the river.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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My thoughts about the KY sightings.


I would suspect the KY sighting was a PREDATOR drone and the following planes with the strange instruments were fighter pilots learning how to control the drones and getting first hand observation as to how the drones act. On hands training for when they will be flying the Drones from thousands of miles away from the drone.

A good outline of Drone Pilot training can be found HERE

A picture of a PREDATOR landing



SOURCE
I highly doubt they mistakenly identified this UFO and saw a drone, if you read the description of the UFO, this would have to be one VERY large drone and like nothing we have seen so far, plus it was a disc, so no wings. Ive never seen any drones that would explain the size, abilities and lights on this UFO.

Besides this UFO sighting, I have read hundreds of reports where people see military fighters or choppers in the area after the UFO, either following it or a distance behind it. Im pretty sure they MUST give some kind of information to the pilots as to what they are going up for and whats involved, this sort of thing has happend way too many times for it to be a random thing
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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I highly doubt they mistakenly identified this UFO and saw a drone, if you read the description of the UFO, this would have to be one VERY large drone and like nothing we have seen so far, plus it was a disc, so no wings. Ive never seen any drones that would explain the size, abilities and lights on this UFO.
I rather doubt if any of us in the general public knows what the government has flying over us. Even while I was in the air force, I did not know every type of aircraft we had in use.

The U2s on at least a few occasions were mistaken as being alien craft. Keep in mind they flew at such high altitude they could not be heard nor seen with the naked eye. although on occasion an image of the sun reflecting off them may have been seen I imagine that would appear to be a glowing very fast moving disk.

The first time I saw a U2 I did not believe it was an aircraft. It was at a much higher altitude than I could reach and really had no tell-tale signs I could identify, from my angle I did not see any wings.

Another thing I did not know until many years after I left the AF was that many F-86s were converted to be unmanned air craft and used as Targets.

Interesting blog HERE

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I remember visiting China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in Ridgecrest, Calif., back in the early '80s, and saw old Air Force North American F-86 Sabre jet fighters flying around the area. I couldn't figure that one out; F-86s gained fame in the Korean War in the early 1950s during dogfights in famed Mig Alley. These aircraft were hopelessly obsolete even 30 years ago when I was visiting China Lake.

The people there told me those F-86s I saw in the sky had no pilots in them, but instead were remotely operated -- much like a radio-controlled model plane. Navy fighter pilots in what were new aircraft like the F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter used those remote-control F-86s to practice locking weapons on target during air combat maneuvering exercised. Occasionally, I heard, they used to blow those remote-control F-86s out of the sky, but I never saw them do it.
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Anyhow Drones are nothing new. We really do not know everything the Military has done. Some Drones are and have been pretty big rascals. Not all, Perhaps most drone, are not shaped like traditional airplanes.




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Besides this UFO sighting, I have read hundreds of reports where people see military fighters or choppers in the area after the UFO, either following it or a distance behind it. Im pretty sure they MUST give some kind of information to the pilots as to what they are going up for and whats involved, this sort of thing has happend way too many times for it to be a random thing
Which is very typical of what you will find when the military is using air craft it is not ready for the general public to know about.

I could tell some very funny stories about U2s during the nearly 5 years they were flown before the public knowing they existed. They always had a fighter escort when they came for a landing approach. Main purpose was that in the event of a crash the location would be sealed off immediately and the wreckage removed before anyone even knew what happened.
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