"Malmstrom AFB - UFO Sighting"
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By Paul of www.ufocrashsite.com
N M C C
THE NATIONAL MILITARY COMMAND CENTER
WASHINGTON DC 20301
8 November 1975
MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD
Subject: Unidentified Sightings
1. 0308 EST FONECON from NORAD Command Director: at 0253 EST
Malmstrom AFB Montana received seven radar cuts on the height-
finder radar at altitudes between 9,500' and 15,500'. Simultaneously,
ground witnesses observed lights in the sky and the sounds of jet
engines similar to jet fighters. Cross-tell with FAA revealed
no jet aircraft within 100NM of the sightings. Radar tracked the
objects over Lewistown, Montana at a speed of seven (7) knots.
Two F-106 Helicopters from the 24th NORAD Region were scrambled
at 0254 EST and became airborne at 0257 EST. At the time of the
initial voice report personnel at Malmstrom AFB and SAC sites
K1, K3, L3 and L6 were reporting lights in the sky accompanied
by jet engine noise.
2. 0344 EST FONECON, same source:
Objects could not be intercepted. Fighters had to maintain a
minimum 12,000' because of mountainous terrain. Sightings
had turned west, increasted speed to 150 knots. Two tracks were
apparent on height-finder radars 10-12 NM apart. SAC Site K3
reported sightings between 300' and 1,000' while site L-4 reported
sightings 5NM NW of their position. Sightings disapeared from
radar at position 4650N/10920W at a tracked speed of three (3)
3. At 0440 EST, NMCC intiated contact with the NORAD Command
director who reported the following:
0405 EST: Malmstrom receiving intermittent tracks on both
search and height-finder radars. SAC site C-1, 10NM SE of
Stanford, Montana, reported visual sightings of unknown objects.
0430 EST: Personnel at 4 SAC sites reported observing inter-
cepting F-106's arrive in area; sighted objects turn off their
lights upon arrival of interceptors, and back on upon their departure.
0440 EST: SAC site C-1 still had a visual sighting on objects.
4.NORAD stated that Northern Lights will sometimes cause phenomena
such as this on height-finder radars, but their check with weather
services revealed no possibility of Northern Lights.
5. NMCC notified Washington FAA at 0445 EST of the incidents
described above. They had not received any information prior to
6. 0522 EST FONECON with NORAD Command Director: At 0405 EST
SAC Site L-5 observed one object accelerate and climb rapidly
to a point in altitude where it became indistringuishable from
the stars. NORAD will carry this incident as a FADE remaining
UNKNOWN at 0320 EST. since after that time only visual sightings
WILMAN D. BARNES
Brigadier General, USA
Deputy Director for
ALL AREA DESKS
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