Friday, April 1, 2011

WTFWiki 4: 1976 Tehran UFO incident

Before we get to this next one, I should probably admit at this point that I think most UFO or alien encounters are bullshit.  With that said, this is probably the most unsettling UFO sighting I've ever read about. 

1976 Tehran UFO incident

From Wikipedia:

"The 1976 Tehran UFO Incident was a radar and visual sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) over Tehran, the capital of Iran, during the early morning hours of 19 September 1976. The incident is particularly notable for the electromagnetic interference effects observed upon aircraft coming within close proximity to the object: two F-4 Phantom II jet interceptors independently lost instrumentation and communications as they approached, only to have them restored upon withdrawal; one of the aircraft suffered temporary weapons systems failure, while preparing to open fire.
The incident, extensively recorded in a four-page U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report distributed to at least the White House, Secretary of State, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), remains one of the most well-documented military encounters with anomalous phenomena in history, and various senior Iranian military officers directly involved with the events have gone on public record stating their belief that the object was not of terrestrial origin."
Please tell me Will Smith was there and punched one in the face.

Like I said, I'm a bit skeptical when it comes to alien encounters.  This one, however, is pretty well documented and generally creepy. These guys were fully trained fighter pilots, not drunk redneck farmers.  I wonder what the hell the aliens were doing in Iran anyway?

What do you guys think?  Legit or not?



  1. I've heard of this one before, could quite possibly be either the United States or the Soviet Union testing stealth capabilities, or actual UFOs

  2. I'm really interested in UFOs and alien sightings so I believe this as fact since wouldn't it be more interesting to just believe it?

  3. Actually there's so many things we don't know. We haven't even scratched the surface of our knowledge. We only use less than 50% of our total brain. Makes you wonder if we were at 100%.