UFO History: The Lakenheath Pursuit
Supposed visual and radar contact with a UFO from two F-15 pilots over Lakenheath, England. This report goes back to 2007.
Published on Dec 11, 2012
Transcript Of Transmissions-
Aircraft 1 Pilot …alright dude no kidding. I just flew over I have a bulls-eye at zero zero eight for twenty -BREAK- I had a radar hit -BREAK- and I ahh, it was swinging looked like thirty knots err there was something there it looks like a uhh it didn’t look like a bird it looked like no kiddin’ a rock to me I -BREAK- kid you negative -BREAK- I have no idea what it was but uhh basically just -BREAK- heads up try to stay away from seventeen thousand keep your nugget on swivel I have no idea what it was -BREAK- I’m gonna’ use my radar to see if I can pick this object up again -BREAK- I’ve picked it up twice the first time I picked it up my radar broke lock so I thought it was just uhh some kind of bad lock or potential chaff -BREAK- I’m gonna’ turn back towards the ahh north for a little bit -BREAK-
Tanker – Fuel pick up trail -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- Thanks I’m gonna uhh -BREAK- start coming back towards the uhh west (faint) I think it was zero zero four for about twenty -BREAK- I’ve got it again it’s at seventeen seven -BREAK- three miles off my nose at sev..yeah seventeen seven I’m flying that way now. I’m gonna’ slow down -BREAK- I’m not gonna get below three hundred knots but uhh -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot …right towards you. Dude I can’t tell, something small
Aircraft 1 Pilot- very small black object I had it at seventeen seven -BREAK- He just flew right it just flew right over me -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Confirm the object appears stationary?
Aircraft 1 Pilot- Well I, I couldn’t tell cause it was -GARBLED-
Aircraft 1-WSO (faint) Think it was moving about thirty.
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Nearer eighty knots -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- Yeah my radar showed between thirty and sixty so I have no idea what it’s -BREAK- actually doing -BREAK- but it went from seventeen the first time I saw it to seventeen seven so it’s not falling -BREAK- I don’t think it was a bird -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot -UNINTELLIGABLE-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- What’s that?
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Were you taking a manual lock or was it an auto guns lock? -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot -TONE- I’m getting’ him on auto guns every time -BREAK- Putting in a bulls eye zero zero nine for fifteen -BREAK- Still at basically no airspeed on it -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Two is clean
Aircraft 1 Pilot -Say again -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Two’s clean -BREAK- Two’s locked! Bulls-eye at zero one two fifteen, eighteen thousand.
Aircraft 1 Pilot- alright I’m gonna’ uhh -BREAK- climb up slightly here. I wanna try and look at it then you follow in behind me if you can. -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- I’m at fourteen thousand.
Aircraft 1 Pilot- (Dual Transmission) UNINTELLIGIBLE. BREAK- Dude I have no idea what that is -BREAK- But he’s passed over me. -BREAK- Now I’ve got it uhh seventeen thousand feet eight miles off my nose -BREAK- Bulls-eye zero four nine for twenty -BREAK- Seventeen thousand I’m gonna’ get down to sixteen five -BREAK- Uh two point five miles off my nose right now -BREAK- seventeen thousand feet -BREAK- Yeah I’m not gonna be able to slow down as much as you are maybe you can slow down a little bit more, get a better look -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- (bass tone) UNINTELLIGIBLE -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- UNINTELLIGIBLE outmaneuver him -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Copy confirm you’ve merged weapons (?) -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- I am about to merge right now. I’m seeing him -BREAK- Underneath me now -BREAK- And I’m gonna’ get my airspeed back before I maneuver -BREAK- Are you locked or clean? -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- I’m no joy approaching line abreast with you two thousand feet high eighteen five -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- Copy that I’m gonna UNINTELLIGIBLE right hand turn -BREAK- You, you said you’re at eighteen? -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Yeah contact I’m at eighteen five now you’re six o’clock for about three miles TONE -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- Copy that -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- If we are well clear I will descend at this time -BREAK- Fox are we clear of this target? -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- I uhh -BREAK- I’m not sure. Again it stays between seventeen and eighteen so -BREAK- I, I believe I’m in the vicinity of it I’m not uhh a hundred percent positive -BREAK- UNINTELLIGIBLE -BREAK- I have visual now -BREAK- I’m gonna fly underneath you -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Copy I saw it that time and I cannot make out what it was -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot -TONE you didn’t see it? -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Confirmed
Aircraft 1 Pilot- Alright I’m gonna circle back around -BREAK- TONE Hopefully we’ll be able to see it through the HUD.
Aircraft 2 Pilot -We’ve got somebody else out here with it -BREAK-
Aircraft 1 Pilot- Yeah I see him -BREAK- Dude did you see anything? -BREAK-
Aircraft 2 Pilot- Negative
Note that the video is just stock footage and has nothing to do with the audio so do not try to correlate them, and pardon the transcript misspellings, they are not mine.
Now I am hoping there is someone in the audience who knows more about military radio procedure than I do, because parts of this do not feel correct to me, but I cannot say one way or the other. But here it is, make of it what you will.