|Occurred : 9/15/1982 06:00 (Entered as : 09/15/1982 6:00AM)
Reported: 12/21/2004 6:47:09 PM 18:47
Location: Republic of South Korea,
|Cone shaped, silver, smooth craft with lights hovering through military field site.
While stationed in South Korea as an aviation helicopter maintenance mechanic, my unit was deployed to the field for a major training exercise. I was at the field dining facility at about 6:00AM and noticed the fog rolling into the valley that our unit was set up at. I noted that due to the fog, that there would be no flying that morning until the fog cleared. The sun had come up and it was daylight. As I was watching the fog move I noticed that the fog began to part as if something was disturbing the air. Out of the fog came a cone and top shaped object of silver color, smooth skin, and had rotating green, blue and red lights at the top and at the bottom. The craft made no jet engine noise or internal combustion engine noise whatsoever. I did detect a slight humming noise but the craft was about 1/2 mile away and I could not hear it well. The craft hovered slowly at about 10 to 15 KIAS (knots indicated airspeed) and did not deviate at all from its course. It slowly passed over our training site and then moved up into the valley and then disappeared into the fog. I looked over at the Dining Facility Manager, a senior NonCommissioned Officer of the US Army, and asked him if he just saw what I saw. He nodded in agreement and then stated, "We didnt see nothing" and then turned around and walked away and never mentioned it again. I detected no military markings, weapons, or any type of surveillance equipment. I detected no US Flag markings or any International Flag markings or International Number designators on the skin of the aircraft at all. It left no fuel vapor and it left no exhaust smoke as a jet engine would or an internal combustion engine would. In the area were 18 US Army Attack Helicopters, 12 US Army Observation Helicopters and over 250 US Army personnel. When I mentioned this incident to my squad leader he just laughed it off and told me that it was probably something from North Korea checking us out. I explained to my squad leader that it was not a military aircraft. He told me to forget about it. To lend credence to this incident, I made the military my career and retired as a Senior First Sergeant/Master Sergeant of Army Aviation. I also had for over 15 years a US Government Secret Security clearance that was renewed every 5 years after a thorough NSA background check. To me and to the dining facility manager this was something that neither of us were familiar with and knew that it was not something that could be classified as a military aircraft or top secret spy platform.
((NUFORC Note: Date of sighting is approximate. PD))