|Occurred : 7/10/1968 23:00 (Entered as : 07/10/1968 23:00)
Reported: 5/14/2004 8:37:27 PM 20:37
Location: Quantico Marine Base, VA
|I was assigned as Duty Controller at CGAS Eliz. City, N.C. when the Duty Radioman called me with a report of UFO.
One craft, approx 30' LOA, glowing white with two yellow port holes and a flashing green light below. The voice I heard in the Control Tower identified himself as a USMC Captain, the Duty Officer. He said there were four or five other observors in the tower with him. At one later point the object departed (tracked by Washington FAA Center) and proceeded down the Potomac River (north bound), climbed to an alt of approx 1000' AGL and speed of about 100 kts. It was tracked by the Center to a position directly over the White House where observers saw it turn upward at a high angle of attack and flash out of sight. The object was later reported (according to Washington Center) by a NW airlines B-727 at FL330 NE of WashDC enroute NYC. It tracked the airliner for a few seconds then turned and flashed out of sight.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))