Gen. George S. Brown (image credit: USAF)

Some of the documents and statements in
the paper trail come from high-ranking sources. On October 16, 1973, the
USAF Chief of Staff, General George S. Brown, gave a press conference in
Illinois. The USAF had been out of the UFO business since 1970, but the
saucers were back in the news. This was the week when the 1973 UFO flap
peaked: the Governor of Ohio had reported a UFO sighting the day before,
the Pascagoula abduction occurred on the 11th, and the Coyne
helicopter-UFO encounter would take place two days later. So it wasn’t
surprising that the press would ask General Brown’s opinion about UFOs. I
have a copy of the official Pentagon transcript of Gen. Brown’s remarks
and I even saw once the unedited footage of this conference at the CBS
News Archives in New York. Instead of commenting on the recent wave of
sightings sweeping across the nation, Gen. Brown’s attention was drawn
back to Vietnam. These are his exact words:

“I don’t know whether this story has
ever been told or not. They weren’t called UFOs. They were called enemy
helicopters. And they were only seen at night and they were only seen in
certain places. They were seen up around the DMZ [demilitarized zone] in
the early summer of ’68. And this resulted in quite a little battle. And
in the course of this, an Australian destroyer took a hit and we never
found any enemy, we only found ourselves when this had all been sorted
out. And this caused some shooting there, and there was no enemy at all
involved but we always reacted. Always after dark. The same thing happened
up at Pleiku in the Highlands in ‘69. and we found there that they had
moved the radar in and the Army started to work and we finally got that
radar out of there and then they quit worrying about their problem.”



The issue of UFOs fired at as “enemy
helicopters” by both sides, in fact, was widely reported during certain
periods of the war. One occurred in the middle of June 1968, between the
18th and the 23rd. We have in our archives a stack of newswire reports
from the AP and Agence France-Press (AFP), published in South American
newspapers (mostly Brazil and Chile). They call it the fog of war not for
nothing. The affair was truly confusing, so let’s try to decipher it.

The first article, published on June 18,
1968, has the appropriate title of “Mysterious Aerial Craft Cause Problems
in Vietnam.” The AP dispatch from Saigon quotes a military spokesman even
blaming the recent sinking of a Swift boat to “an unidentified object and
not by North Vietnamese coastal batteries,” as previously announced. A new
explanation was given to the press when sightings by American forces
continued on the DMZ: Soviet-made “Styx” missiles that could be fired from
small boats. “Radar Sees ‘Things’ In Vietnam Skies” was the headline on
June 20th. The article added that Phantom F-4 jets were scrambled, but
confusion prevailed. An article two days later stated the radar Bogies
could have been misinterpreted and scramble operations were suspended.

Newsweek reported about this whole
affair on its July 1st issue. Correspondent Robert Stokes was present at
the Dong Ha base when “thirteen sets of yellowish-white lights” were
reported over the Ben Hai River. Jets were scrambled and one pilot
reported downing an object. Reconnaissance aircraft were immediately sent,
but only a burned spot was seen. The loss of the Swift boat was mentioned
again, but this time the South Vietnamese government had a new theory:
“friendly fire” from one of our own fighters.

FOIA DOD military intelligence

We’ve located only two detailed military
intelligence reports among the thousands of UFO documents released by
various agencies under the FOIA. The first DOD Intelligence Information
Report, dated 26 Dec. 1968, deals with “Unidentified Flying Objects” in
the “Laos/Thailand” border area. It was written by USAF Major Dale Fulton,
the Air Attaché in Vientiane, capital of Laos. Besides the Vietnam War
proper, there were other, secret engagements in the neighboring countries
of Laos and Cambodia, and even Thailand had a communist insurgency for a
while, although they were able to quash it.

[The rest of the interesting article is at the above link]


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  1. http://ufoclearinghouse.webs.com/apps/blog/show/9344475-a-possible-mothman-sighting-in-chicago-illinois-

    A possible Mothman sighting in Chicago, Illinois?
    Posted by Manuel Navarette on October 9, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    *We received this sighting on Wednesday, our investigators have already spoke with several of the witnesses and a full investigation is currently underway and more information will be posted as it becomes available.*

    These are the events as they happened on Friday, September 30, 2011 in the area around Miller Park in the University Park neighborhood in Chicago , Illinois . Approximately 1 block from the main campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago .

    Things began like any normal Friday night, I and a couple of friends were going to go out to have a few drinks at a local bar. As I got to my apartment, I jumped into the shower to start getting ready while my roommate went to her room to get ready. I finished and walked out of the bathroom to my room and started to get ready to head out for the night.

    As I started to get dressed I heard my roommate scream loudly, I dropped what I was doing and ran to her room to see if she was alright. I walked in to see her cowering in the corner of her room, white as a ghost and shaking. She was babbling hysterically, saying that something was looking in at her from the window. I looked toward the window and didn’t see anything but the light coming from the other apartments across the court yard. I asked what she had seen and tried to tell her that she might have been mistaken, we live on the third floor of a five story apartment building and there is nothing outside the window but a 30 foot drop straight down to the courtyard below.

    My roommate was hysterical and scared out of her wits; I took her to the living room and sat her on the couch. I then went to my room to put on a robe or a nightshirt on since I was only in my underwear. My roommate didn’t want to be left alone and actually followed me to my room and waited there as I put on a robe and joined her in the living room. After about 20 minutes of calming her down, she finally told me what she had seen in her window.

    She stated that she was getting dressed and when she turned to face the mirror on her dresser, she saw a pair of orange eyes staring at her from the window. She turned around to see two brightly lit orange eyes staring out at her; these eyes were attached to a creature that was staring back at her through the window. My friend lost it and started screaming hysterically and backed herself into the corner. She said she was filled with this overwhelming feeling of complete and total terror, she felt like the creature was looking at her as though she was prey. She said she felt like a rabbit that was about to be pounced upon by an eagle.

    I tried to rationalize with her what she had seen, telling her it could have been an optical illusion, or maybe it was the jitters from a week of hard studying. She dismissed everything, saying that she had seen what she had seen. As I sat there comforting her, my cell phone rang from my room. I got up and ran to my room and snatched it from my dresser top and answered it. It was my boyfriend and one of his buddies and they were talking a mile a minute, it sounded like they were out of breath, as I tried to get him to slow down, I walked past my roommates open door and to my absolute horror, I saw…a pair of glowing red eyes, looking through the window right at me!!

    They stared at me for about 3-4 seconds before what ever it was abruptly left. Like my friend, I totally lost it and screamed at the top of my lungs and sprinted to the living room. My boyfriend was now screaming into the phone “What’s wrong, what’s wrong!”

    Within 2 minutes, he and his best friend were pounding on the door to our apartment, followed shortly thereafter by one of our neighbors who had heard us screaming.Once we assured the neighbors that we were fine and that they did not have to call the CPD for us, we shut the door and I immediately lost it when my boyfriend held me.

    We told him what my roommate had seen in the window and that what ever it was had come back again, that’s when I had seen it. He then began to tell us that he and his buddy were on their way to our apartment to pick us up when they had seen what they describe as a large bat with large glowing eyes. It was perched on top of a basketball hoop in the neighborhood park. They stated that it saw them and had alighted into the air with an audible whoosh.

    He states that there were about 6 people in the park and all of them had seen it when it had taken off. He states that there was no way anyone could have missed it, it was about 6-7 feet tall, dark grey to black and those eyes glowed with the intensity of two glowing embers.

    He says that they saw it easily when it took off and headed away from the park due to both the lights of the city as well as the nearly full moon that night. They lost sight of the creature after about 5 seconds, that’s when he picked up the phone and called me. He says that when they heard me start screaming, they sprinted the block and a half to the apartment.

    Needless to say, none of us went out that night and my boyfriend and his buddy stayed with us through the weekend. My roommate refused to go back to her room till it was well after daylight, she closed and locked the window and drew the blinds shut. She says that it’s the only way that she felt secure to be in there after dark.

    I’m still weary about coming home or going out after dark; even though I know I have to do it for both school and work. I hope that what ever it was, was sufficiently scared off by two insanely screaming college students and that I hope that I NEVER see it again. I don’t think that neither I nor my roommate will ever be the same again after this.

    There is one interesting fact; my boyfriend told me when I saw him on Tuesday that a few students around the campus (UIC) had been talking about a large bat that some people had seen on Friday night. A lot of the people who spoke about it were spooked by it. I never figured that anything like this would or could be seen in a city as large as Chicago , or a campus as busy and bustling as UIC.

    It totally makes me wonder what it truly was and if it meant us an harm.

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