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March, 2013

In 1964–65, Airman Third Class Gary L. Ames was an Air Policeman, assigned to the 42nd Combat Defense Squadron, at Loring AFB, Maine. In 2006, he told me,

I have memories of a UFO incident which occurred in late-October to mid-November 1964. At least one other AP also saw the object.

At the time of the sighting, I was posted near the east side of the runway, about 500 yards from the south end of it, which was not typical. Most of my posts were near B-52s or KC-135s on alert. But that night, I was posted along the base perimeter, about 50 yards beyond the edge of the runway, far away from alert aircraft. I was posted there due to a temporary shortage of dog handlers which usually patrolled the area.

The startling story, titled "What Were Those Mysterious Craft?", was published decades ago, on January 19, 1979. Based on declassified U.S. government documents, the objectively-written article by reporters Ward Sinclair and Art Harris—appearing on Page A1—provided a tantalizing peek at long-suppressed information having national security implications.

In contrast, the absurd article the Post ran in response to my September 27, 2010 UFO-Nukes Connection press conference in Washington D.C. basically ridiculed the whole idea of UFOs monitoring our missile sites and instead extolled the virtues of free cookies.

Let me explain.