By Jamie Seidel
IT WAS a UFO scare unlike any other. Fighter jets raced to intercept it. Now tapes of the confusion have been released.
There’s something out there ... at least three commercial airliner pilots reported seeing the unidentified flying object after it vanished from air traffic control radars.
Armed response ... since the events of September 11, 2001, the US has kept fighter jets on alert around the country to respond to aircraft behaving strangely.
Puzzling pieces ... Parts of the recordings of the air traffic control response to the unidentified flying object in October appear to have been ‘redacted’.
Air traffic control recordings span the whole event — from first sightings through to air safety inquiries made immediately after the incident.
A next-generation stealth concept design is superimposed over a photograph of the US Air Force's B-2 ‘Spirit’ bomber, set to be retired by 2030.