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Officers recall Vietnam UFO encounters

ole timer Apr 24, 2015

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    UFOs were reported by pilots during the Vietnam War

    US military personnel reported several unusual incidents involving UFOs during the war in Vietnam.

    One such encounter allegedly took place in 1968 when the crew of an American patrol boat came across two strange luminous objects in the sky over the zone dividing North and South Vietnam.

    Roughly circular in shape, the objects were later seen again by a second patrol vessel whose crew witnessed them hovering above the first. A few moments later a sudden flash of light was observed and the boat was seen exploding in to a ball of flames. No further trace of the two objects was ever found.

    Another source of UFO stories during the war in Vietnam was Capt. George Filer, an Air Force intelligence officer who was tasked with submitting daily reports to Gen. George S. Brown.

    "You'd have an aircraft flying along, doing around 500 knots and a UFO comes alongside and does some barrel rolls around the aircraft and then flies off at three times the speed of one of the fastest jets we have in the Air Force," he said.

    "So, obviously, it has a technology far in advance of anything we have."

    Filer would later go on to collect and release details of UFO sightings from all over the world.

    "People tell you a lot of things that they don't put in writing or sign their name to," he said. "There was always this part of UFOs that, if you got too interested, it could mess up your career