- Hi Brian,
- In light all the other military UFO experiences being
recently related, I thought it time to tell what my older brother saw in
summer 1967 at the Naval Air Station, Memphis Tennessee. Although designated
as NAS Memphis, the base is actually located adjacent to Millington TN.
- My brother was at the time, in training as a jet engine
mechanic. He was working in a hangar near the main runway one day in summer
1967. It was late morning, and a C-117 (updated version of the C-47, R4-D,
DC-3) was on final approach for a landing. As the plane came in over the
end of the runway, my brother and his fellow airdales noticed that there
was a silvery disk about 25-30 feet in diameter, above the cargo plane,
and following it in. The C-117 landed, and taxied to the end of the runway.
The disk was above the plane the entire way, accelerating up and out of
sight when the plane reached the point where it turned to taxi back to
it,s parking spot. At lunch, there was an excited buzz about the "UFO.
Seems almost everyone on base had seen the disk, and the scuttlebutt was
that the weather officer in the control tower had taken photos as well.
- After lunch everyone on the station was called, by unit,
to the base assembly hall to be "debriefed about the event. No information
or explanation was given for the silvery disk, but all were ordered not
to discuss the incident with anyone. Court martial was threatened for
anyone who disobeyed this order. No further word about the alleged photos.
It was assumed that they had been sent up channels.
- My brother did not divulge this story to me until the
late 1970s, when he had been out of the Navy for almost 10 years. To this
day, it gives him the creeps to talk about it. If there is anyone reading
this who was there at NAS Memphis on that summer's day, please contact
me C/O Brian Vike.
- I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the person
for getting this story out into the publics eye. Seeing there would have
been a good number of military folks on the base at the time of this incident
I am requesting that they please come forward and contact me. Also I want
everyone to know that I will not give out anyone's personal information
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