Carrying Nuclear Weapons Buzzed by UFO
April 7, 1954
In 1998 I established the Nuclear Connection Project
and this was one of over 200 incidents we discovered. It had been
investigated by Robert Hastings and Dan Wilson. Many historical documents
were located and some of the witnesses have been interrogated. Larry Hatch
(NCP - Nuclear Connection Project member) provided the printout:
#057 DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY docm#
DNA 6035F: Castle Series
Nuclear Weapons Tests. pp. 64+274+341 c/o Daniel Wilson,
15 Parkview Dr., Painesville, OH 44077
In this incident an unidentified, luminous object passed low and fast
over the ship from bow to stern. The Curtiss (see photo above), was not an aircraft carrier but an airplane tender ship
(AV-4) refurbished for carrying components for nuclear weapons for the upcoming
tests at Operation Castle at Eniwetok Atoll. There were six shots. The crews
of the Bairoko,
Estes, PC 1546, Phillip, and
other ships at Operation Castle were caught in the heavy fallout of the
runaway thermonuclear detonation of Bravo. These once secret documents prove
an exposure to radiation far in excess of that allowed for other JTF 7
From Table 60, operational activities during the CASTLE
test series, CASTLE SERIES, DNA 6035F, 1 April 1982, page 341 is from the
logbook of the USS CURTISS, Shot
KOON 7 Apr 1954.
"Steamed independently in operating area BG
"At 1138 anchored berth N-6, Bikini; at 1948 left
berth en route to Eniwetok; at 2305 an unidentified, luminous object passed
over ship from bow to stern, yellowish-orange in color, traveling at a high
rate of speed and a low altitude."
Captain Edward Ruppelt:
Some people in the Pentagon had the idea that there were
beings, earthly or otherwise, who might be interested in our activities in
the Pacific, as they seemed to be in Operation Mainbrace.
Consequently, Project Blue Book had been directed to get transportation to
the test area to set up a reporting net, brief people on how to report, and
analyze their reports on the spot.
If that's not enough, there is even more reason to
believe that the U.S. Government knew that UFOs might appear at Operation
Castle in the spring of 1954. One 1004-page document attests to this on pages
555 and 556. From Ref. 1
below (See URL in “This reference-CF-),
CIRVIS [Communication Instructions for Reporting
Vital Intelligence Sightings] reporting and JANAP 146 are mentioned.
These are also mentioned in another document on Page 59 of 65 under
Paragraph 3, Simulated Combat Training, in Ref. 2 below (See URL in “This reference-CF-), and includes
mention of AF Letter 200-5. Copies of those regulations are on the NICAP
site: AF Letter 200-5 and JANAP 146.
This reference: http://www.nicap.org/docs/castle/castdir.htm NICAP Website.
UFOCAT PRN – 20262 [Regarding the nuclear
UFOCAT URN – 20262 Nuclear Explosions 1945-1972:
Basic Data by Iwo Zander, © 1973
– Pacific Ocean somewhere near the Marshall Islands.
09-00=00 N, Longitude 168-00-00 E (D-M-S)
UFOCAT Location Latitude 11.48
N, Longitude 165.367 E (D.%)