Cannon AFB Security Police Watch Numerous UFOs
Date: July 1976
Brian Vike's Note: The Cannon AFB sighting report below came
in through my submissions feed, the person reporting this event is
anonymous and I have no way of writing back to this person. I certainly
would like to chat to the witness over this event if he would be kind
enough to drop me a line to Brian Vike, at firstname.lastname@example.org Also
again I would like to request that any servicemen at the Cannon AFB
who witnessed these unusual events to please come forward with a detailed
report, or possible footage or photos which were taken this evening
as explained in the report below.
July 1976 at Cannon Air Force Base
The following events occurred 30 years ago. The exacts details have
become a little fuzzy, after all I haven't thought about this stuff
for 3 decades.
I arrived at Cannon Air Force Base in November of 1975. I remember
the night because there was about an inch of snow on the ground and
the next morning it was in the 70's. It's true what they say about
desert weather. LOL.
I was a member of the 27th SPS (Security Police) and the only event
that I can recall happening during January of 1976 was some talk of
a plane crash that was supposed to happen, but everyone had different
stories with different facts, so I passed them off as fairy-tales.
But early July 1976 is a different story.
I was working Security and we were on rotating shifts, something like
3 days on days then 2 off, 3 days on afternoons and 2 off, then 3
days on nights then 2 off. Anyways, it was my last day on nights and
I was on patrol with another Airman and we were back by the Portales
Gate (a remote gate that basic lead to the town of Portales, hence
the name) when my partner pointed at something in the sky and asked,
"what the hell is that". I saw a light in the sky that appeared
to be hovering maybe a couple hundred feet above the ground, just
outside the base. We pulled over to the side of the road and observed
it for a few minutes. It was blue on top, white in the middle and
green on the bottom. We finally called dispatched and asked them if
they could contact Flight Tower to see if they had any planes flying.
The response was that they did not have anything in the air. It was
about then that our dispatch got a call from the Clovis Police and
said that they could see some strange lights over the south side of
our base. They asked if we had anything in the air. The radio then
came alive with other reports all saying the same thing, the light
were being seen by others. The Flight Tower was contacted and their
radar showed nothing in the sky.
We told dispatch how close we were to the light, and soon 2 other
patrols were parked along side us watching it. One of them decided
to drive towards the light and we kept in contact with them, to direct
him, but as we gave directions and he got directly under the light
it could not be seen.
Suddenly the light just seemed to vanish, gone in a blink of an eye.
It did not fly away, it just disappeared.
The next night I was sleeping and it was approx 2:00 a.m. when I heard
a commotion coming from the hallway of my barracks. I got dressed
and followed everyone outside to see what was going on. In the skies
above us were approx: 12 lights that made a perfect circle around
the base. Each one was the exact same distance from the other, so
I knew that this could not be by accident. I wondered if it could
be related to the events I witnessed a few nights before. We watched
the lights for about an hour or so and then it was as if someone had
turned off the power to them, they went off one at a time in a circular
The next night, I could not fall asleep so I went outside to take
a walk around, hoping that would make me tired. As I was walking I
found myself looking up at the sky and the next thing I saw was a
single light appear, then another and another until all 12 lights
had come back on like the night before. I noted the time and it was
the exact time as the night before.
I ran back to my barracks, where the entire squad had assembled and
several people had movie cameras and were filming the sky. As they
did the night before, and at the same time, they went off one at a
time, just like they had come on.
I eagerly waited the next night for the lights to appear, but they
The next month in one of the "men" magazines that were being
sold at the time (I think it was (removed) magazine) had interviewed
the base commander for an article about the lights. So if you want
to read up on this, look for a back issue of (removed) magazine dated
August or later of 1976.
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