This UFO sighting in Oregon is very substantial due to being backed up by US air control and pilots.
On October 25, a strange craft was seen — in broad daylight — flying amongst the heavy traffic of the United States’ air corridors above the state of Oregon.
Pilots radioed in reports of an aircraft flying outside known registered flight plans. It wasn’t responding to radio calls. It had no collision-avoidance transponders. But it was always just outside clear sight.u
On the ground, air traffic control was also seeing strange things. Its radar was intermittently tracking an unregistered object moving at unusually high speeds.
It was cause for real concern.
After all, 9/11 showed the potential havoc aircraft flying “dark” could achieve. US Air Force F-15 interceptor fighters were scrambled to take a look.
‘The War Zone’ blog of the website The Drive was the first to run the story.
They discovered comments from the pilots that they had seen something strange. It also obtained confirmation — of sorts — from the US air base that launched the fighters. In all the ‘The War Zone’ got a massive amount of documents and hours of audio recordings through a freedom of information request.
Amid the accounts of phone calls, radio exchanges and pilot interviews is an enticing picture of what a substantive UFO report looks like, and how authorities struggle to make sense of what is going on.
The US state of Oregon is in the country’s detected tearing through the air above Northern California by radar stations in Oakland. It was 4.30pm. It was unexpected. It was travelling “very fast at 37,000”.
It wasn’t supposed to be there.
At this point the recordings reveal the US military was also aware of the odd aircraft. Air traffic controllers are told the Air Force was examining the radar track.Then the unknown flying object did something potentially dangerous.
It took a sudden turn into a crowded stream of commercial airliners.
There it disappeared from radar.
But not from sight. Worried commercial pilots began calling in reports.
Concerned and confused, for the next 30 minutes pilots and controllers tried to make sense of what was going on.
The audio recordings tell the tale of an obviously bemused controller responding to pilots. He directs other pilots on where to look. He asks if any of their air safety proximity sensors were detecting it.
The military was also aware: references to elements of the US air defence command NORAD can be heard — “WADS” and “Bigfoot”. Fighters are ordered into the air from the McChord Air Force Washington.
What was the aircraft? Where was it going? What was it doing?
From reports we can gather the aircraft was big, white and flying 37,000 feet. It was going at the same speed as commercial planes, did not show in the radar and emitted no signal and it never strayed closer than the edge of visual range.
The radar and audio recordings reveal the F-15 interceptor fighters took to the air out of Portland. Dubbed “Rock” flight, these fighter aircraft are just some of those kept at a high alert status around the United States for incidents such as these after 9/11.
Strangely, they head south even as reports from commercial airliners indicate the strange craft was to the north.
One pilot calls air traffic control for an update: what’s going on?
The controller responds the UFO must be in “stealth mode or something”.
But by now it has slipped out of sight.
Losing touch with such an unregistered aircraft is no small thing.
Here the War Zone notes some unusual aspects of the Federal Aviation Authority recordings released under freedom of information requests.
“There were a few strange areas where conversations went mute and it’s not clear if this was edited or just an anomaly,’
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the redacted components appear to be responses to requests for information about the military activities.
“When the Manager In Charge is asked if he was asking for military assistance by another FAA controller, the tape goes blank,” War Zone reports. “The same inquiry is heard moments later, and it goes silent again before another call begins.”
And again later, another “blank” occurs as pilots are asked about what they saw.
During a call with United 612 there are some odd “dead” moments in the audio, but the pilot is heard describing the encounter, stating that he was too far away to make out the type.
The pilot of Southwest 4712 was a little more forthcoming.
“This was a white aeroplane and it was big. And it was moving at a clip too, because we were keeping pace with it, it was probably moving faster than we were.”
So what could such an explanation be?
The US state of Oregon is in the country’s northwest. It’s alongside the state of Nevada. And Nevada is the site of the ultra-secret US Air Force testing facility, Area 51 (or more officially Groom Lake).
Could it be the top secret B-21 Raider (picture below)- the next generation stealth plane? Or another top secret aircraft?
But a test pilot first allowing themselves to be detected on radar, and then entering a highway of commercial airliners in plain sight, is unprofessional in the least.
And the US is no longer the only nation with stealth technology. Russia. China. Both have caught up and — in an increasingly belligerent world — are likely to “send messages” through overflights such as this.
So when it comes to the idea of ET taking a wrong turn at Albuquerque, it beggars belief that such a superintelligence capable of travelling vast interstellar distances would let itself be seen — if it didn’t want to be. So the mystery continues…