Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kinross: Unsolved UFO Mystery




In 1953, a fighter plane leaving Kinross AFB went missing with pilot and crew. In 2005, this photo showed up supposedly of the plane at the bottom of Lake Superior found by a wrecking company. The plane originally was scrambled to chase something seen on radar and then wasn't heard from again, leaving a mystery.

Here's the official accident report "Aircraft took off at 2322 Zebra 23 Nov 53 on an active Air Defense Mission to
intercept an unknown aircraft approximately 160 miles Northwest of Kinross Air Force Base. The aircraft was under radar control throughout the interception. At approximately 2352 Zebra the last radio contact was made by the radar station controlling the interception. At approximately 2355 Zebra the unknown aircraft and the F-89 merged together on the radar scope. Shortly thereafter the IFF signal disappeared from the radar scope. No further contact was established with the F-89. (The next 16 or so letters as well as the entire next sentence have been blacked out by Air Force censors) An extensive aerial search has revealed no trace of the aircraft. The aircraft and its crew are still missing. Radar operators claim that the F-89 and the unknown object seemed to merge on their radar screens. At about the same time as the "blips" seemed to collide, both voice and identification friend or foe (IFF) contact were lost. According to reports, after the two objects came together, only one object, the original rogue object remained and it appeared not be affected as it continued on its original course and speed. A large scale search was immediately launched. Its important to note that the aircraft was lost in late November and although the weather was stable, it was winter, snow covered the ground and the water of Lake Superior was freezing."
 

 It is unknown at this point if the radar footage is a hoax or not. The Canadian government has not been forthcoming with allowing close research. For now, the mystery remains.

 What happened to that pilot and crew???

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating. I had never heard of this before, but now I will go and look more of this up online. Thanks, Autumn!

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