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The article below was published in the daily newspaper International Herald Tribune, USA, on May 18, 1978.


Flying Object Baffles Computer With Maneuvers in Florida Sky

OCALA, Fla., May 17 (AP) -- "I've never seen anything like it," says Timothy collins, a Navy radar technician who tracked an unidentified flying object over the Florida sky. "And I don't want to see anything like it again."

He was among at least a dozen workers at the Navy's Pinecastle Electronic Warfare Range who said they spotted the brightly lit objects late Sunday. The Navy personnel, interviewed by the Ocala State-Banner, said one object seemed to hover, then turned abruptly and sped off. Computer-equipped radar could not follow the UFO, they said.

"The computer wouldn't handle it, said Lt. Cmdr. John Sullivan, commander of the range, used by the Navy to train its combat pilots in tactics for avoiding enemy weapons.

Robert clark, duty officer on Sunday night, said curious civilians began calling, including one man who said he and seven others had seen an object 50 or 60 feet in diameter with flashing lights.

The Naval Air Station at Jacksonville said no Navy planes were in the area.

"So we got out the binoculars and went up on the tower," Mr. Clark said. "We located an object due north, approximately 1,500 feet above the trees. We watched it for 15 or 20 minutes and it looked like it was pretty stationary."

Then, he said, the object came up on the radar.

"We locked in on it and then all of a sudden it was gone," he said.

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