From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:25:04 -0400 Fwd Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:35:03 -0400 Subject: Radar UFOs Over DC Area? The Washington Post, on May 12, published a short list of "incursions" over the DC area. This was part of a much l;onger story on the pilot who nearly got x'd out by an F-16 as the plane headed toward the White House. "RECENT AIRCRAFT WARNINGS - from January 2003 to July 2004 more than 2,000 radar "tracks of interest" were detected over Washington airspace leading to 350 scrambles of customs aircraft based at Reagan National Airport, according to the Department of Homeland Security." You will recall the sighting of a blue light in conjunction with a scramble almost two (?) years ago (discussed on Ufo UpDates). No doubt, this one is included in the statistics. The newspaper also lists several examples including planes that approached on Jun 9, 2004, Nov 10, 2003 and Jun 19, 2002. However the most ufologicially interesting example is this: "April 27, 2005: President Bush is taken to a White House bunker and Vice President Cheney is evacuated from the executive complex when an unidentified radar target approaches to within seven miles of Reagan National Airport. Authorities conclude that the radar blip was caused by clouds or a weather anomaly." Would be interesting to know the actual technical data on this "radar blip": duration, distance traveled, speed, direction, date, time, etc. The way it first was detected and the manner in which it was last detected and the strength. All of these together would provide sufficient information to estimate whether or not the "cloud or weather anomaly" made any sense. For example, if it moved at more than 100 mph, like a small plane, it wouldn't be a cloud.
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