Reports released by Air Force detail UFO sightings in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO – Reports were released by the United States Air Force that detail UFO sightings in San Diego.

John Greenewald, a UFO enthusiast, spent nearly 20 years filing Freedom of Information Act requests for the federal government’s files on UFOs, the USA Today reported. Thousands of reports from a project called “Project Blue Book” were released, according to the USA Today.

“Project Blue Book was based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. Between 1947 and 1969, the Air Force recorded 12,618 sightings of strange phenomena — 701 of which remain ‘unidentified,” the USA Today reported.

Mentioned in some of the reports are places around San Diego County.

One report filed on May 13, 1952 stated an observer in National City saw a “white sphere oscillating” and it “emitted red tail.”

The observer noted “a certain erratic quality to the flight of the object in which appeared to have a self-luminous or fluorescent quality.” “The object seemed to dart from side to side in an oscillating motion without diminishing forward speed.”

The report goes on to state that local FAA towers reported no radar paints of any unusual objects were reported by the FAA. No physical evidence was found.

Also included in the report are scanned stories from local newspapers with headlines like “SkyGazers See Something” and “Air Force Investigating Local Reports of UFOs”.

Audio tapes with interviews on them concerning the sightings from August 1966 were also taken as part of the USAF investigation, but they were not included with the report.

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