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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/1968 21:00 (Entered as : 07/04/69 21:00)
Reported: 9/10/1999 17:10
Posted: 9/12/1999
Location: Otis Air Force Base, MA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
A high-altitude point-source of light was observed by telescope and binoculars for 15-20 min. by Air Force pilot officers from ground location and confirmed by radar reports as slow, at very high altitude and not ours.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))


Date correction of original sighting report (1968 not 1969) of UFO over Otis AFB; F-4s chased off UFO.

The incident posted on 9/12/99, regarding the 7/4/1969 sighting over Otis AFB was accurate, except the correct year was 1968.

I was with the 552nd Air Police Squadron and on the evening of 7/4/1968, I was guarding the Falmouth Gate-one of the three perimeter gates. That evening was uneventful until ~2100 hours.I received an urgent phone call from my Sergeant, who ordered me to close the Falmouth Gate, adding that we had been placed on Full Base Alert!

After approximately 1 hour, he called back to say that the Alert was over and to re-opened the Gate. Later,the SGT came out and informed me that there had been an actual UFO hovering over our underground missile site; that our F-4 jets had scrambled and were on an intercept course. The intruder then initiated a 360`maneuver, accelerated at an unimaginable speed and was gone.