Jets Scramble Over Washington In UFO Chase

Jets Scramble Over Washington In UFO Chase
Vol: 10 Issue: 27 Saturday, July 27, 2002

Two Air Force F-16s were scrambled early Friday morning to investigate a low-flying, unknown aircraft close to the restricted flight zone over Washington, according to an official at the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

A Pentagon official said that an aircraft appeared on radar in the 15-mile restricted flight zone around Washington.

“The pair of jets were scrambled from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland at about 1 a.m. Friday to investigate reports of an aircraft in the Washington, D.C. Temporary Flight Restriction Area,” said Maj. Barry Venable, a spokesman for NORAD.

Military officials say they do not know just what the jets were chasing, because whatever it was disappeared. “There are any number of scenarios, but we don’t know what it was,” said Maj. Barry Venable, another spokesman for NORAD.

Radar detected a low, slow-flying aircraft about 1 a.m. Friday, according to a military official. Controllers were unable to establish radio communications with the unidentified aircraft, and NORAD was notified.

When the F-16s carrying air-to-air missiles were launched from Andrews, the unidentified aircraft’s track faded from the radar, the military official said, speaking on condition that he not be identified.

Pilots with the D.C. Air National Guard’s 113th Air Wing, which flew the F-16s from Andrews, reported nothing out of the ordinary.

A witness quoted by the Atlanta Journal Constitution described it this way. “It looked like a shooting star with no trailing mist,” Renny Rogers said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Well, Maybe Once

Saturday night, July 19, 1952 was one of the most famous dates in the bizarre history of UFOs. Before the night was over, a pilot reported seeing unexplained objects, radar at two local Air Force bases — Andrews and Bolling — picked up the UFOs, and two Air Force F-94 jets streaked over Washington, searching for flying saucers.

Then, a week later, it happened all over again — more UFOs on the radar screen, more jets scrambled over Washington.

Across America, the story of jets chasing UFOs over the White House knocked the Korean War and the presidential campaign off the front pages of newspapers.

Captain S.C. “Casey” Pierman, a pilot with 17 years of experience, described them fifty years ago last weekend as, “falling stars without tails.”


It was noted back in 1952 that, “when newspapers stopped writing about the UFOs, people stopped reporting UFOs.” While not entirely true, the hysterical sightings that spiked shortly after the Washington ‘blue light’ episode dropped by 80%.

Fifty years later, to the day, the same mysterious blue lights made another appearance over Washington.

They were tracked by NORAD, so that kills any ‘mirage’ explanation. They were seen by hundreds of witnesses on the ground, so that ends any plausible equipment malfunction in NORAD’s computers.

NORAD felt the threat level sufficient to scramble fighters — while admittedly a routine response in the New Normal, the blue lights were real enough to cause the scramble order to be issued.

So what are they? Are they extraterrestrials who are trying to make contact with earth? Why don’t they land, then? And where have they been for EXACTLY fifty years?

On the other hand, if they are extraterrestrials who want to keep their presence a secret, why don’t they turn out their lights? And why fly over the most heavily defended city on the face of Planet Earth?

Now, and for the record, I don’t believe in little green men from Mars. I don’t believe that life exists outside of Planet Earth.

The reason is sin. Sin is that which ought not to be. Our planet is a quarantine area, keeping sin isolated. Man is born with a sin nature and remains in quarantine. Other created beings would require a similar quarantine to keep from infecting the universe.

But at the same time, one cannot dismiss the eyewitness testimony, the NORAD records, the scrambling of jets and so forth as being ‘temperature inversion’ — hot air — over Washington.

We are living in the last days. The Bible says that our planet is also the battlefield in an ongoing spiritual war that, during the Tribulation period, rips through the membrane between the dimensions, when the angelic war spills over into the here and now.

The antichrist does amazing things, the false prophet calls down fire from heaven, beasts with stings in their tails that look like giant locusts. . .you get the idea.

I believe something overflew Washington, and it certainly could be extra-terrestrial, but only in the sense it is not of earthly origin.

Ezekiel describes the ‘living creatures’ that surrounded the ‘whirlwind’ out of which God spoke to him.

“As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl:(dark blue) and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.” [Ezekiel 1:13-20]

Jesus said that there would be certain specific signs — milemarkers, so to speak — that we can use to determine how far along the road we are to the time of His coming.

(He was answering the question, “what will be the sign of Thy coming and of the end of the world?”)

“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” [Luke 21:24-28]

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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