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First it was not an airplane door! It was so weird looking, and there had been many sightings around Lincoln. The Air Force Base even took flight more than once. The Air Force Safety Officer told my father they would take care of this. My father said there are no rivets, no hinges, no door knob, and the safety Officer a Lieutenant said "You farmers farm, leave intelligent matters to us" THAT was it, my dad had been a Navy Pilot but Army got him first when WW-2 started, He now was Colonel in Army Reserves, head of Army for 1/2 of State. My dad pulled out his wallet showed him military ID, said "You will call me SIR" My dad asked him if he could fly a plane, he said no, my dad said he was a Navy pilot also.( I have this posted) Then lectured him about not degrading farmers. Well the door had blue upholstery, but it was flowing kind of, we were not allowed to touch it. The metal shined like polished sterling. Later in life I asked my dad about it. He was head of Army, and went to Air Force Base. He never said anything about it to me. Epson lived in Ne., she probably knows about the sightings! The door bent some asparagus stalks down! I asked my dad if the asparagus would live! He said yes but they will probably be vegetables the rest of there life!!! haha Maybe aliens like asparagus! My dad said there was good money in asparagus if you count your tips! haha

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  1. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Thanks! They are out there!! haha
  2. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Epson knows about flying saucers also around Lincoln!!! True!
  3. toracat toracat, 2 years ago

    September 8, 1958 - Omaha, NE

    1. UFO first appeared as vapor streak, bright flare of light. Then turned red-orange, solid shape
    became distinct. Black specks appeared, cavorted, near lower end.

    2. Specks disappeared, object tilted to 45 degrees from horizontal, began moving slowly WSW.

    3. Object tipped to horizontal, then as it moved into distance tilted upwards again.

    SAC Officers Watch UFO With Satellite Objects

    At SAC headquarters in 1958, a group of officers, airmen and missile engineers observed an elongated UFO with satellite objects for about 20 minutes. The case was reported to NICAP by Major Paul A. Duich, USAF (Ret.), one of the witnesses, who was then on active duty. Until recently, Major Duich was an Air Force Master Navigator, accumulating 4000 flying hours and 300 combat hours. During World War II he was one of those who saw "foo-fighters," while crew member of a B-29 making bomb runs on Japan.

    The time was approximately 1840. The date: 8 September 1958. I had just ordered dinner at the Officers Club, Strategic Air Command Headquarters, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska. I excused myself from my friend and co-worker, Major __________ , and went out the side door to cross the open space between the club and the Visiting Officers Quarters next door. I wanted to buy a newspaper in the lobby of the VOQ to read after dinner.

    As I crossed the open area, something caught my eye. Glancing up and to the west, I noticed what appeared to be a short vapor trail in an otherwise clear, blue sky. There were no clouds. The sun had just set. I continued walking but somehow that vapor trail didn't register properly. I have seen thousands of vapor trails but this one was peculiar. I did a double take at that point for suddenly the short 'vapor trail' became a brilliant Source of light, much the same as a magnesium flare. I stopped dead in my tracks and watched.

    The light was intense, but the "vapor trail" hung motionless. Even a short trail shows generation and dissipation as the aircraft moves across the sky. I watched for several minutes-- maybe 2 or 3--before I called to another officer: "Hey, what do you make of that?", pointing to the spot in the sky. He replied, "Looks like a short vapor trail." I pointed out that it wasn't moving or growing or diminishing in size. He stopped to gape and several others joined us.
  4. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    There were a lot of sightings! 8 September 1958 18:40
    Offutt AFB, Nebraska, USA

    USAF Major incident.
    AF Major, others, see rocket-like UFO with satellites. Cigar-shaped objects were observed. More than three cigar-shaped objects were observed by 25 male experienced military witnesses near a missile for 20 minutes (Duich).

    Hynek rating: NL: Nocturnal Lights
    Vallee rating: MA1: A UFO has been observed which travels in a discontinuous trajectory. i.e. vertical drops, maneuvers or loops.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Very interesting story, I really like how your Dad set the Air Force Safety Officer straight in regards to being disrespectful to farmers. He probably said lots of yes sir's after your Dad pulled out his ID.
  6. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    He did! The whole episode that day was better than "Bonanza" or "Have Gun Will Travel"!!! haha
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Lot's of back peddling & stammering on the lieutenants part!!! haha

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