From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul> Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:25:15 +0700 (GMT+07:00) Archived: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:53:25 -0500 Subject: 1956 Radar Witness Report Manitoba Canada Radar Report - 916th AC&W Site, Beausejour & Milner Ridge, Manitoba, Canada - Fall 1956 This sighting from 1956 was in response to one of my Project Blue Book radar reports. It is an example of the unreported radar sightings. Terry ----- Lee, Thank you for your reply. The Fall of 1956 is a bit earlier than the U-2 program or at least before longer flights were accomplished. I picked this up from Wikipedia: The first flight occurred at the Groom Lake test site (Area 51) on August 1, 1955. There is probably no where to unofficially report an older UFO report. I could pass this along to the UFO UpDates mailing list. This would not have your name or identifying information. Maybe the HRI was the AN/FPS-6 in use at that time. See: http://tinyurl.com/b4szqmu If I may I will send this along. Terry ----- (USAF Radar Station Veterans) Re: Project Blue Book - Amplifying Air Intelligence Information Report Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:32 pm (PST) Posted by: "Lee" stookguy This is what I contributed to a researcher some years ago. When I saw the project Blue Book heading I decided to send this along. I was in the United States Air Force. I was stationed at the 916th AC&W Site located near Beausejour and at Milner Ridge, Manitoba. It was in the fall of 1956 when this happened. You are probably wondering how an American was stationed there. During that era, we were in the middle of the cold war with the Warsaw Pact. Missiles were pointed over the pole and threats, real or imagined were on everyone=C2=92s mind. I was on duty in the radar operations building manning the scopes and calling in plots of aircraft in the area. I noticed a return in the Northeast quadrant approx 175 miles from the site. It was a strong return, therefore I was convinced it was an aircraft. The next trace showed it very far from the first plot. Since there was no other traffic in that area and seldom any was there, I suspected I had a false signal. In order to confirm, I checked the HRI (height/range indicator). In plotting the track thru dead reckoning, I saw the return at 75,000 feet. When it came up on the scope again, I set another dead reckon and spotted it again at the same altitude. The speed was in the range of 6,000 to 7,500 knots. That was faster than any known aircraft at the time. If I had not confirmed its location on the two independent systems, I would have just passed it off as a malfunction. I did track it for about 10 minutes. It flew a fairly straight course with some variation but always at the same altitude. The closest it came to our location was in the vicinity of MacArthur Falls area. I reported this to the controller who called it a malfunction. I did not think he was convinced until the next day when I was called in to his office and instructed not to disclose what I claimed to have seen. I have thought many times about what happened but rarely mentioned it for fear of being labeled some sort of nut. I am a rational, reasonably intelligent person who would gain nothing by fabricating this story. Terry W. Colvin Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand http://terrycolvin.freewebsites.com/ [Terry's Fortean & "Work" itty-bitty site] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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