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Share Shares The Vietnam War was not well-known for its UFO sightings, but there were stories passed around by servicemen in the combat area and by people back home. Some of these stories are much more believable than others, but all of them show that the human mind is always looking for explanations for odd events.
The lights turned seaward and came under fire from various ships in the area. Unfortunately, a US Navy swift boat got hit by friendly missiles and sank, killing five of the crew. Throughout the confusion, the F-4s tried to make contact with the floating lights.
But there were only a few inconclusive engagements. Later that night, the pilots returned to their base. The next morning, no wreckage of enemy helicopters was found, even though there was a flurry of antiaircraft fire trying to intercept the lights. Eventually, the incident was chalked up to atmospheric disturbances or possible helicopter activity.
Brown, commander of the 7th US Air Force, went on record after the war with his beliefs. Although the government had grouped all UFO sightings under the heading of enemy helicopter activity, Brown believed that the Hobart incident was a case of UFO interference in military operations. Although not interested in UFOs at the time that he shipped off to the front, Mazzola experienced sightings that made him believe in UFOs.
Later in the war, he even had a direct experience with a UFO. While on patrol, his squad got pinned down by enemy soldiers.
They stayed low and hid, hoping to find a way out of the mess. As they were trying to figure out a way home, they saw bright objects rise up over the paddy fields and hover in the air. When the objects rose in the air, they took fire from the American warships to the south.
But surprisingly, the Vietcong also started shooting at the floating lights. Neither side could touch the objects. Mazzola recalls seeing the shells explode just short of the lights, even though they were right on target.
Whatever the lights were, neither the Americans nor the Vietcong recognized them as friendly. The experience had such an effect on Mazzola that he founded an organization called the Scientific Bureau For Investigation after the war.
The incident is named after Major Larry Coyne, the commander of the helicopter involved. A four-man army reserve crew was conducting a routine training flight at meters 2, ft above Mansfield, Ohio, when they spotted a red light in the distance approaching their helicopter.
They braced for impactbut the object stopped right in front of the helicopter. Once the crew recovered from the collision scare, they realized that the object was shaped like a cigar. From the undercarriage, a green light illuminated the helicopter cabin.
After a few seconds, the strange object flew off. As the crew decided to return to base, they noticed that they had climbed a few thousand feet during the few seconds of the incident.
The climb occurred at a faster speed than they would normally be able to achieve.
But the climb was especially strange because the pilot had set the controls for a degree dive. All of the crew members confirmed the story, and people on the ground also stated that they had seen something strange near the helicopter.
In UFO circles, the Coyne incident is considered to be one of the most reliable UFO stories because multiple witnesses shared their stories. It remains one of the most interesting sightings of the Vietnam era. The Skylab 3 mission was plagued with problems, including a frequent loss of radio contact.
Right before the three astronauts on Skylab returned to Earth, they were out of radio contact and noticed something strange while gazing out of the wardroom window. Grabbing his camera, astronaut Owen Garriott took a picture of the object, which looked weird and squiggly.
After radio contact came back, the astronauts told CAPCOM that they had seen a red light oscillating outside the space station. Then it got washed out by the Sun and became invisible.
It was the closest, brightest object that they had seen during the mission. After returning to Earth, Garriott stuck by his story. In his debriefing, fellow astronaut Jack Lousma mentioned that this was the only satellite of the many observed during the mission that looked like something not from Earth.
In recent years, skeptics have chalked up the picture to debris or optical tricks, but it remains one of the earliest UFO sightings in space.
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