Submission Date: November 11, 2014
Event Date: January 1962, 12 a.m.
FB4, CAT 3, Disc
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
Number of Witnesses: 2
Investigator: James Clarkson
Case Disposition: Unknown
Case Summary by Cassidy Nicholas
Retired B-747 captain comes forward to relay an incident that took place in the winter of 1962. According to the witness, he was piloting a DC-3 airplane over eastern Washington when he noticed what he first thought to be a B-52 descending into Fairchild Air Force Base. He soon became worried as the flight path of this unknown object seemed to be on a collision course with his aircraft.
The witness noted that the object was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed and then stopped suddenly and started to pace his airplane for approximately two minutes. Then the unknown craft suddenly accelerated and ascended in a northwesterly direction climbing at a 30 degree angle and disappeared out of sight. In the witnesses’ words, “It came down and stopped. It was incredible how fast it slowed and then how fast is accelerated.”