A former United States Air Force intelligence officer recounted in a new book an incident he claims resulted in the killing of an alien being in 1978.
Retired Air Force Major George Filer III informed writer John L. Guerra that on a day in January 1978, a 4-foot creature, grey and brown in shade with a big head, lengthy arms and a skinny body, was shot and killed at Fort Dix in New Jersey, The Asbury Park Press reported.
The book, titled “Strange Craft: The True Story of an Air Force Intelligence Officer’s Life with UFOs,” claims a navy police officer shot and killed the alien with a .45-caliber navy issued handgun.
The navy first noticed the alien after observing an oval-shaped blue-green craft hovering over a car, the Asbury Park Press experiences. The alleged alien died of gunshot wounds on the Air Force aspect of what’s now Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Filer informed the writer.
After the alien was shot and killed, a cleanup crew from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was flown in to retrieve the body, the Press reported.
When it involves aliens and unidentified flying objects, Wright-Patt typically comes up as a result of of its involvement in an operation referred to as “Project Blue Book,” stated base spokesman Daryl Mayer.
From 1947 to 1969, the Air Force investigated UFOs as half of the challenge, which was headquartered at Wright-Patt, in accordance with the Air Force Declassification Office. The challenge was terminated in December 1969.