Coast Guard Searches for UFO

Found an interesting story from the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Here’s some excerpts and you can visit the site for more.

Several Kodiakans saw something fall from the sky Tuesday morning that may have landed in mountainous terrain on Kodiak Island. The incident prompted 911 calls and a helicopter search was launched from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, but no crash site was found.

The pre-dawn lightshow happened about 6:45 a.m. and could be seen from several places on Kodiak Island. Some witnesses described a light moving across the sky toward the Gulf of Alaska. Others saw an explosion and red tracers. The light was bright enough to be seen from Kodiak city and Chiniak, about 20 miles away across Chiniak Bay.

Alaska State Troopers also reported sightings at about the same time on the Kenai Peninsula.

Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai saw the light while on his way home from a morning workout.“I was headed home from the gym and I saw flashes in the sky that looked like lightning, and I was trying to figure out what it was,” Kamai said.

Kodiak police dispatch contacted fire departments on the Coast Guard Base and in Womens Bay.

Rescue workers assembled at a mountain chalet on Anton Larsen Road while a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter focused on an area north of the road where witnesses directed the search. The flights turned up nothing.

“They did a low-altitude flyover, looking for any signs of fire or pitting. Then they did a higher-altitude flyover and they still did not see anything,” Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm, a Coast Guard spokesman, said.

No emergency distress signals were received that coincided with the sightings, Brahm said.

Alaska State Troopers went further, trying to confirm from space agencies if a satellite had gone missing, trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said. Ipsen said troopers in Kodiak specifically contacted authorities in charge of YES-2, an experimental satellite that reportedly malfunctioned.

“We do not have anyone saying they have a missing satellite, but that doesn’t mean there is not one out there,” Ipsen said.

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