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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/1/1957 16:00 (Entered as : 10/1957 16:00)
Reported: 11/14/2006 3:50:31 PM 15:50
Posted: 12/7/2006
Location: Nelchina (near), AK
Shape: Unknown
Duration:3 minutes maximum
((NUFORC Note: One of three credible reports from this same individual. The individual appeared on the Jeff Rense Radio program (( on November 14, 2006, to describe his sightings. We deem the witness to be an exceptionally capable witness. PD))

This incident occurred about October of 1956 or ‘57. At the time, I was Assistant station manager for a major airline in Anchorage as well as an experienced pilot.

One of my men and I went on a caribou hunting trip between Nelchina and Tazlina, Alaska, several hours drive from Anchorage. Without going into all of the minor details, we missed our hunting party and caught a ride into the bush with another party, hoping to find our group.

We were dropped off and we hunted the next morning and that evening we caught a ride back in a jeep with some other hunters. The trail we followed was on the top of a ridge about 600 feet above the valley.

At one point the trail zigzagged down the mountain ridge and at the bottom while heading to climb another smaller ridge, we became stuck in a wet swampy area. A few more hunters came down the trail and we all attempted to get the vehicles out. They became stuck too. Failing this, two of the nine guys who were now there walked out to the highway to get a bug swamp buggy to pull us out.

As we sat there talking, we saw and heard another jeep coming along the ridge. They became stuck on the top of the ridge. We could hear them pushing and pulling but they gave up and two of them walked down the trail to where we were. The other two stayed with their jeep and meat.

When these two were about half way down, we saw another light coming along the top of the ridge toward the stuck jeep. The vehicle made no sound, no engine noise whatsoever.

The vehicle stopped some distance behind the stuck jeep and sat there for about one minute.

All at once this object dropped or sped straight down the mountain ridge in seconds and it stopped instantly about ¾ of the way from the bottom and began moving on in the same direction it had been going while up on the ridge. It passed below the two hunters walking down the trail and continued on out of sight.

We could distinctly hear the men talking on the ridge with the jeep and the two who were walking down the trail. Yet we heard no sound from the object. It had a steady reddish orange light which did not blink or pulsate.

The moon at the time was full and the sky was covered with a thin overcast and scattered clouds moving below them permitting some light reflecting on the snow. So it was not completely dark. We could just see the outline of the jeep against the night sky.

None of us could tell the shape of the object which had sped so fast. The two men on top of the ridge did not see the object at all.

The side of the ridge was at about a 45 degree slope. The terrain was full of scattered alders and there is no way a vehicle could make that vertical decent at that speed through the alders and stop instantly and continue on a horizontal path.

None of us heard a sound of any type other than the jeep idling up on top the ridge and the other men talking. I think all of us had the hair on our necks standing straight out. None of us had any idea of what this object was. We could not tell if it was on the ground or if it was above the terrain.

And, yes we eventually were pulled out and got safely back to the highway.

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