One of the still unclear incidents was the clash between UFOs and military aircraft in 1976, the comparison between these unidentified flying objects with the Phantom jets of the Iranian Air Force in the vicinity of Tehran still has unclear aspects even today. .
This happened when on September 19, 1976, the command center of the Royal Iranian Air Force identified an unidentified flying object in the sky over Tehran. The focus of this incident was the unknown electromagnetic effects of the unidentified flying object on the electronic systems of Iranian fighters.
The two Phantom F-4 jets that independently intercepted the unidentified flying objects (UFOs) had all their electronic and communication systems out of order and in one case the aircraft was unable to fire its missiles at the target. Both had to move away from the flying object. The incident was quickly brought to the attention of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and a number of Iranian officers who were directly involved in the accident and therefore were interrogated.
At around 12:30 pm on September 19, 1976, the Imperial Air Force Command Center in Iran received several short calls from the Shemiran area north of Tehran, some of which reported seeing a bright flying object in the sky. Was it a helicopter? When the Air Force Command Center made sure that no helicopters or aircraft belonging to the Air Force or other organizations were present in the area, Commander Humafar Nader Yousefi, Deputy Commander of Air Force Operations the third person in the area was contacted. heads of the Royal Iranian Air Force.
Around 01:30 of morning, an F-4 Phantom aircraft takes off from Shahrokhi Air Base (Hamadan) traveling at maximum speed towards Tehran to the location of the unidentified flying object, at a distance of 70 miles (112 km). The pilot identifies an illuminated object with the naked eye (probably emits a lot of light so that it is detected at a considerable distance) and moves towards the unidentified object, at a distance of 25 miles (40 km).
Suddenly all the navigation devices from the compass to the aircraft’s electronic systems along with the communication systems go out of order, and the helpless and astonished pilot decides to return to Shahrokhi’s base after a futile attempt to control the devices, but all systems of guide and communication do not respond. The plane returns to normal on the way back to base only after moving away from the unidentified object.
At 01:40 on morning, the second Phantom jet piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Parviz Jafari takes off to identify the unknown object. Colonel Jafari and the plane’s co-pilot spot the unidentified light object both visually and with the aid of radar at a distance of 27 miles. This bright object is large, resembles a Boeing 707 airplane, and is currently moving south at 150 miles (240 km) per hour. The unidentified object sometimes moves and is sometimes fixed in the sky. When Colonel Parviz Jafari was 40 km from the unidentified object he describes his visual observations as follows:
It is difficult to determine the exact size of the luminous object due to the large amount of light emitted by it. The colors of this object alternate between blue, green, red and orange and its color change is regular, the colors change rapidly. The interval between color changes is very short and there is no more than one second between color changes.
At the same time as the plane was moving south and the unidentified bright object was moving, an unidentified object smaller than the original large object exited the larger one and moved at high speed towards the plane of Colonel Jafari.
Colonel Jafari, thinking he is being attacked, intercepts the second object and decides to attack it using a side-winder missile, but when the missile is launched, all missile control and communication systems suddenly stop.
Seeing this situation, the
pilot turns and runs away from the crash at immense speed, the second unidentified
object meanwhile chasing the plane for a short time for a distance of 5 miles.
Meanwhile, all civilian aircraft that were approaching Mehrabad Airport at that time and which were in contact with the Mehrabad Airport Watchtower all claimed to have lost contact with the Airport Control Tower.
With considerable effort the colonel and the co-pilot as all the aircraft’s electronic systems go out of service, manage to get closer to the unidentified object described in the observations as an oval-shaped cylinder with less light than its mothership and flashing lights. Describes how to have a belt around it.
The next day, the pilots of the Phantom used a helicopter to fly over the area to find a possible landing site for the unidentified flying object, but found no trace.
United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Report Form:
A) This case includes various
testimonies also from civilian personnel of the Mehrabad airport.
B) A large number of witnesses in general, and also a number of Air Force military personnel with sufficient knowledge and experience have testified to the existence of this unknown object.
C) All of this has been observed and confirmed by radar.
D) Unknown electromagnetic effects have been confirmed by two planes and the control tower of Mehrabad airport.
E) According to the criteria and documents available, the case in question can be considered a contact with an unidentified flying object (UFO).
Yedi (Yadollah) Nazeri, one of the pilots of the first Phantom jet, believes that unidentified flying objects (UFOs) can travel at speeds of several thousand miles per hour. “: The performance of these objects was beyond our speed and power, and the F-4 certainly couldn’t reach these unidentified flying objects.
No country has yet been able to build such flying devices with such power and speed. This incident occurred in Tehran, but Egyptian pilots also appear to have seen an unidentified object like the one on the Mediterranean Sea, at the same time it seems that another unidentified bright object appeared in Lisbon, Portugal.
I say that this flying object
is from another planet.
The then chief of the Mehrabad watchtower, Hossein Pirozi, said that the smallest unidentified flying object that flew over the Mehrabad airport at an altitude of about 2,200-2,500 feet, was like a cylinder with lights around it. , and when the unidentified flying object flew over the airport, the control tower and all systems reported failures to the point that they had no connection with the others.
The day after the incident, General Abdullah Azarbarzin, one of the deputy commanders of the Royal Air Force, spoke with everyone present at the incident and prepared a full report of the events, in which he wrote that all witnesses believed that no country had a technology so advanced that these unknown objects were not created by man.
This report, along with other documents, was delivered to Commander Hatami (one of the Shah’s military advisers), after consulting with the latter, the Iranian leaders asked for help from a group of US military advisers present in Iran through a senior official of the Air Force named General Richard Scord (United States Military Advisor to Iran).
After learning of the incident, General Richard Scord, given the sensitivity of the Iranian authorities, found himself puzzled for the first time, given the importance of the issue for the United States. It was not known whether the intercepted objects were from the Soviet Union which had acquired such advanced technology as to threaten the security of the United States.
If that were the case, disaster would have happened. Washington authorities were notified of the incident and Dr. Bruce Maccabi, a leading researcher in this field, along with several research groups from the US Air Force and intelligence agencies, were sent to investigate the matter in Iran. The nature of the accident that took place still remains uncertain.
Here it is the declassified files.