|Occurred : 6/15/1968 20:00 (Entered as : 06/15/1968 20:00)
Reported: 8/22/2005 10:21:57 AM 10:21
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
|Bright object observed hovering over a radar site by pilots, Air Force officers and tower personnel.
I was an Air Force officer stationed in Battle Creek, MI at an Air Defense Command operations center.
I received a call from the Operations Officer at one of our radar sites next to the Pittsburgh airport. He reported a very bright circular object directly over the radar site. It was sitting still.
We could not scramble the F102s that were assigned to Pittsburgh airport because they had participated in a live mission that day and were on a "stand-down". We scrambled two F106s out of Selfridge AFB in Michigan and sent them to Pittsburgh.
By the time they arrived in the area the light had disappeared.
The object was also observed by tower personnel at the airport and by commercial airline pilots arriving at Pittsburgh
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))