|Occurred : 6/1/1973 21:00 (Entered as : 1973 21:00)
Reported: 8/28/2007 12:09:02 PM 12:09
Location: Austin, TX
|Played with by a UFO
Returning from an night practice low level photo training mission in a RF4C as we were nearing Austin, Texas, at as I remember around 15,000ft, I noticed in the distance a light that would instantaneously and abnormally change positions ahead and below me.
I asked my Weapons Systems operator behind me if he happened to notice that and he responded very positively that he did.
It was a clear and beautiful evening with no clouds and a bright moon. I told my back seater that I would maneuver to try to intercept what ever it was doing that. It wasn't long before what ever it was was seemed to be playing games with me for it would be here and there and when I would go towards where ever I thought it would be, it would be gone.
We continued this for maybe a few minutes and by this time were somewhere Northwest of Austin and somewhere around 10,000 to 15,000 for our directions and altitudes kept changing due to this light in the sky I was trying to catch up with.
Suddenly in the distance before me the light made a tracking 180 degree turn and was obviously returning directly headon into us. I made a comment to my back seater "Damn "___" I think we've pissed it off. I pushed the stick rapidly forward to avoid what I thought surely was going to be a midair collision. The instant I knew we had avoided the collision, I immediately went into afterburning to initiate a high g turn for that really angered me.
It may have just been my imagination, but as whatever it was we had just missed seem to give our aircraft a compression push downward. That may have been from my own action of abruptly pushing the stick forward and then going into afterburner.
To continue, craning my head back during the high g turn, there is no doubt to me I saw an eerie blue glow quickly fading away from me. For a brief a moment I thought the thing was gone and my back seater and I began a rather spirited conversation about the preceeding events.
I made calls to other aircraft in flight as well as both control towers in the area, BUT none had seen anything unusual. Had almost called it a night when we both saw what looked like a firey crash just off of Robert Mueller airport.
I immediately called the control tower, but they said that all was normal and they saw nothing. We circled just north of the airport for we both confirmed with each other what we had seen.
Suddenly, from off the airport the way it went in, we saw a spectacular show of something shooting into the sky to the north. I again called the control tower but they saw nothing.
I pushed the throttle forward and flew in the direction of the thing we saw leaving the ground.
Suddenly before us and about over the city of Georgetown, the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my life happened. This thing we were pursuing stopped in mid air and lit up like with flashing lights and what looked like a classically described UFO, Oval in shape with portals and flashing and beaming lights coming from it.
My backseater and I confirmed together all we were seeing. I told my back seater, as I remember, "---" this is too much. We need to bring this thing down -- it is too important to let it escape. I am going to try to give it a glancing blow and think we will be ok, but be ready to eject if you have to.
I again went into afterburner and aimed for that UFO. It suddenly went completely dark and the next thing we knew, we watched as it left an almost vertical path upward and we knew at the speed it was going, there was nothing we could do about it.
Within a few seconds it was gone and mixed in with the heavenly stars above. Our fuel by this time demanded we land.
We did not make a report. What was there to report that just the 2 of us experiencedd???
YES, we are being monitored and examined by a superior existence somewhere in this Universe.
((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that date of the event is approximate. PD))