Stories - Chiles-Whitted UFO Encounter

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Sighting of the first kind on 24 July 1948 in Alabama

The Chiles-Whitted UFO Encounter is alleged to have occurred on July 24, 1948 when two American commercial pilots reported that their DC3 had nearly collided with a strange torpedo shaped object flying near them. It was an important UFO sighting for several reasons: it was perhaps the first that occurred at close distance (allegedly within a few hundred feet); and it was reported by two very experienced pilots, Clarence Chiles and John Whitted. Both pilots had been decorated for their service as airmen during World War II, and both were regarded as valuable, respectable employees of Eastern Airlines. Chiles, in particular, was highly esteemed by his peers and by his employer. It was a pivotal case for the personnel of the U.S. Air Force's Project Sign, and was a main reason they championed the extraterrestrial hypothesis as the best explanation for UFOs.
Category: UFOs / Sightings
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