Tuesday, October 28, 2008

UK documents show US fighter scrambled to attack UFO

Recently declassified UK government documents show a US fighter was scrambled in 1957 to take down a UFO the size of an aircraft carrier, reports Reuters. The object hovered at times, but moved as fast as 7,600 mph, reports the pilot who was assigned to attack it, Milton Torres (now 77).

Torres locked onto the UFO and prepared to launch 24 rockets at it when it suddenly disappeared from the radar aboard his F-86 D Sabre.

The UK papers blame some UFOs on weather balloons, clouds or conventional aircraft, but whatever Torres was ordered to destroy remains unexplained.

Somebody up the chain of command was spooked. "On that night I was ordered to open fire even before I had taken off. That had never happened before," said Torres.

(Photo of F-86 D Sabre courtesy US Government)

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