Today in Unidentified Flying Objects
39 years ago today, Jimmy Carter, the man who would be elected President of the United States 7 years later, reported to the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena that he had seen a UFO in 1969. Carter described viewing “the darndest thing I’ve ever seen”, along with about 10 other people, outside a Lion’s Club meeting that was about to start.
Speaking later, during his presidential election, Carter said, “It was big, it was very bright, it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing’s for sure I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified objects in the sky. If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and the scientists.”
The UFO Stalker web site claims four UFO sightings took place in the United States yesterday.
In Riverside, California, a person reported seeing 5 “satellite like” objects, but “slower than most satellites” through binoculars, each a dull white or blue, changing directions together and then heading toward Palomar.
In Vacaville, California, near Travis Air Force Base, a person reported seeing an orange light with red lights moving around it, with what looked like “sparkles of fire” dropping from the object. A few minutes later, the person reported the smell of “burning metal”.
In Orangevale, California, a person sitting in a hot tub saw a cone shaped object with two projecting arms fly into view, and thought that at first it might be an owl, but noticed that it had no wings. Also, the person judged the object to be moving at about twice the speed of a Thunderbird jet. The object was low enough in the sky to be illuminated by the street lights on the ground. The sighting lasted only 3 to 4 seconds.
In San Antonio, Texas, a person reported seeing a bright light in the sky, at first not moving, but then beginning to move in circles “at high speeds”.