Washington F-16 Scramble to chase UFO - FOX Transcript
- From: Kenny Young <ufo@...>
To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@...>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 22:21:32 -0700
Subject: F-16 Scramble - FOX Transcript
Many thanks to FOX NEWS Channel for their sober reportage and
investigation (ongoing, hopefully) of the F-16 scramble near
Andrews AFB on July 26, 2002. The following transcript is a
word-for-word rundown of their report, as I caught on video as
it was broadcast. Note the clear emphasis the reportage placed
on the discrepancies from ground witness testimony vs. (alleged)
pilot testimony. Again, thanks to FOX News for some cutting edge
Transcript of FOX NEWScast, dated JULY 26, 2002 around 7:40 p.m.
SHEPARD SMITH: The night time skies over the nation's capital
alive with blue and orange lights streaking across the sky, so
say a lot of panicked people who called in to a radio station,
no joke here. American fighter jets in hot pursuit... NORAD
confirmed to FOX News that 2 F-16s did scramble, but found
nothing! A mystery in the sky above Andrews Air Force Base...
that's the one The President uses. Fox report now from Brian
Wilson live in our D.C. newsroom. Brian?
BRIAN WILSON: Fair to say, Shepard. A lot more questions than
answers at this point, but something strange was going on in
the Maryland night sky.
Here is what we know; 1:00 a.m. the folks at NORAD saw something
they couldn't identify in Maryland airspace, not far from the
nation's capitol. The track it was taking caused them some
concern so they scrambled 2 DC Air National Guard jets to check
Now, DC Air National Guard confirms that 2 F-16s from the 113th
Wing were vectored to intercept whatever it was that NORAD was
worried about. However, when the pilots got where they were
supposed to be, they said they didn't see anything when they
arrived on the scene.
Now the folks at NORAD would not provide details about the exact
location, direction or speed of the object they were tracking.
Now independently, a number of folks who live in Waldorf,
Maryland, which is not far from Andrews Air Force Base and not
far from the nation's capitol, called local radio station WTOP
to say that about the same, they witnessed a fast moving, bright
blue light in the sky. They go on to claim that the light was
being chased by military jets.
One witness tells the radio station that the jets were right on
its tail. Quote: "as the thing would move, a jet was right
behind it..." end of quote.
An investigation is underway. But National Guard spokesman
Captain Sheldon Smith says, and this is another quote, "We don't
have any information about funny lights."
By the way, this just happens to be the 50th anniversary of a
series of still-unexplained sightings over the nation's
capitol, a story that made banner-headline news in 1952.
Shepard, we'll continue to watch for this.
SHEPARD SMITH: And now it can be told... Brian Wilson, live in
END OF TRANSCRIPT
Typed from videotape of FOX NEWS 7:00 p.m. E.D.T. newscast
Kenny Young, 7-27-02