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Posted: 7/28/2002 8:47:13 AM EST
[url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8131-2002Jul26.html[/url] By Steve Vogel Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, July 27, 2002; Page B02 For Renny Rogers, it was strange enough that military jets were flying low over his home in Waldorf in the middle of the night. It was what he thinks he saw when he headed outside to look early yesterday that floored him. "It was this object, this light-blue object, traveling at a phenomenal rate of speed," Rogers said. "This Air Force jet was right behind it, chasing it, but the object was just leaving him in the dust. I told my neighbor, 'I think those jets are chasing a UFO.' " Military officials confirm that two F-16 jets from Andrews Air Force Base were scrambled early yesterday after radar detected an unknown aircraft in area airspace. But they scoff at the idea that the jets were chasing a strange and speedy, blue unidentified flying object. "We had a track of interest, so we sent up some aircraft," said Maj. Douglas Martin, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado, which has responsibility for defending U.S. airspace. "Everything was fine in the sky, so they returned home." At the same time, military officials say they do not know just what the jets were chasing, because whatever it was disappeared. "There are any number of scenarios, but we don't know what it was," said Maj. Barry Venable, another spokesman for NORAD. Radar detected a low, slow-flying aircraft about 1 a.m. yesterday, according to a military official. Controllers were unable to establish radio communication with the unidentified aircraft, and NORAD was notified. When the F-16s carrying air-to-air missiles were launched from Andrews, the unidentified aircraft's track faded from the radar, the military official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Pilots with the D.C. Air National Guard's 113th Air Wing, which flew the F-16s from Andrews, reported nothing out of the ordinary, NORAD officials said. "It was a routine launch," said Lt. Col. Steve Chase, a senior officer with the wing, which keeps pilots and armed jets on 24-hour alert at Andrews to respond to incidents as part of an air defense system protecting Washington after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Rogers remains convinced that what he saw was not routine. "It looked like a shooting star with no trailing mist," he said. "I've never seen anything like it." © 2002 The Washington Post Company
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 8:54:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 8:58:32 AM EST
correct me if i am wrong, but isnt this alread been posted once?
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:05:56 AM EST
It may have been posted before, I didn't see it. I just saw it when i was looking through some news links and posted it here, Oh well...
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:08:47 AM EST
Glad you posted it I hadn't seen it.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:18:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By Citabria7GCBC: correct me if i am wrong, but isnt this alread been posted once?
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... Yes Here: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=135914[/url]
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 12:49:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2002 2:05:35 PM EST by platform389]
Military officials confirm that two F-16 jets from Andrews Air Force Base were scrambled early yesterday after radar detected an unknown aircraft in area airspace. But they scoff at the idea that the jets were chasing a strange and speedy, blue unidentified flying object.
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Probing air defense network to determine capabilities preceding invasion("These USA humans seem to have the best defense equipment of all, we must carefully determine their true abilities in order to be successful").[IMG]http://www.uniquehardware.co.uk/server-smilies/contrib/sarge/Oogle_anim.gif[/IMG] Wonder if Alien recon ships are armed.[IMG]http://216.40.241.68/contrib/ruinkai/wscared.gif[/IMG] Theme music from Twilight Zone playing in background...
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 12:52:51 PM EST
What is really weird about this whole thing, is you could almost have this discussion with a straight face. Ben
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 1:48:25 PM EST
One other possibility, before everyone puts on their tin foil hats and starts cleaning their rifles- Many, many times in the past, when the airforce has conducted experiments with unmanned aircraft and cruise missiles, they have escort planes flying along the entire flight path. In my mind , if this guy really saw a blue glow, it was the exhaust from some type of unmanned vehicle or missile during a long range test. Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 2:00:47 PM EST
The shadow reading I took from Stone Hinge this morning seems to indicate that it was in fact, an intergalactic alien craft. Tin foil beanie donned...fire control ready...light 'em up at will!
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 2:48:46 PM EST
Oh yeah... A Raptor can leave a Viper in the dust specially at low alt. Weird that it had a blue glow since the Raptor's exhaust should be semi masked. Must have had after burners insted of supercruise on. Were the F-16s shooting long exhaust too? When I use to work at South West Air Defense Sector (before consolidating with NWADS) we scrambled on Navy jets all the time. If aliens are out there, you know they are scared of us, they may have lasers or whatever but my H-Bar with 75 grain Hornady Amax will do a number on them, just in case though, I will keep my 270 handy. UFOs... he, he, he.... josh [:D]
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