Published: 4:22 PM 4/20/2015
... resulted in him logging strange sightings of alien craft.
A SENIOR Vietnam vet who claims to have seen several UFOs during his service says there were several confrontations between alien spacecraft and the military during the conflict.
By JON AUSTIN
George Filer explains that he was a former Air Force Intelligence Officer required by US authorities to record sightings and information on UFO activity during the 1960s and 70s.
He is the latest in a number of ex-military and NASA veterans to come forward with stories of UFO and alien encounters.
Mr. Filer claims while stationed in Vietnam during the War he had “top secret clearance” and gave daily reports to General George S Brown, the deputy commander for air operations during the conflict.
Initially his reports consisted of strategic intelligence, but the retired officer claims it often resulted in him logging strange sightings of alien craft and contact between them and US troops and airplanes.
He told the Huffington Post: "The military was interested in UFOs because they had capabilities far above anything that we had, and they wanted to find out what the technology was and, frankly, who they belonged to.
“Frequently, the Vietcong or North Vietnamese would be attacking an outpost and I would explain that (to Brown), and we would have ground-air support, particularly at night where we’d go in there with these gunships, and I would give briefings on all of that. Some of the time, there would be unidentified craft over the demilitarized zone.”
Mr. Filer insists his experience and reports from other military personal went beyond just distant UFO sightings and there were unidentified craft "engaging" with US jets.
"You’d have an aircraft flying along, doing around 500 knots and a UFO comes alongside and does some barrel rolls around the aircraft and then flies off at three times the speed of one of the fastest jets we have in the Air Force
George Fiver, former US intelligence officer based in Vietnam."
He added: "You’d have an aircraft flying along, doing around 500 knots and a UFO comes alongside and does some barrel rolls around the aircraft and then flies off at three times the speed of one of the fastest jets we have in the Air Force. So, obviously, it has a technology far in advance of anything we have."
He claimed much of it was reported to him unofficially as someone expressing "too much interest" could have ruined their career.
Mr. Filer claims the sightings continue today with veterans of the most recent war in Afghanistan also reporting sightings to him through his UFO research website.
He claims, in another reported 1968 Vietnam UFO encounter, an American patrol boat radioed in that they were being followed by “two glowing circular” UFOs as the boat made its way through the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam.
A second patrol boat then saw a flash, followed by an explosion that reportedly destroyed the boat that had initially reported the UFOs stalking them, he insisted.
The UFO buff, who runs www.nationalufocenter.com, also tells of a notable incident over the UK when he was navigator on a refueling tanker in 1962, came face to face with a massive unidentified object.
He described being in the North Sea when London Control asked if his crew would intercept an unidentified object over Stonehenge.
Mr. Filer reported “seeing lights around it, outlining the shape of a cylinder, like a cruise ship,” before it "rapidly ascended and disappeared."
Last month Clark C McClelland, who says he worked with NASA as an aerospace engineer for 35 years from 1958 to 1992, maintained he had a number of sightings including allegedly seeing a nine-foot tall alien in a space suit interacting with two NASA astronauts on the Space Shuttle while he observed the mission from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 1991.
He also told how he lost his pension and was living on welfare following his disclosures also made on his own website www.stargate-chronicles.com.