November 11, 2008
Submitted to the UFO Casebook by:
Motion Pictures Special Effects and 3D Game Development
The UFO America team travels to Washington D.C. to meet with former Air Force One engineer, Wilbur Allen who claims to have photographed UFOs flying over the US Capitol Building on July 16, 2002.
An investigation conducted by the Capitol Police and a report made by Renny Rogers, another D.C. resident claiming he witnessed two F-16s chasing a UFO within days of Wilbur's sighting, add to the mystery.
A nighttime reenactment is conducted by the team at the capitol to recreate Wilbur Allen's photographs. Video footage of ground and air traffic is also captured for analysis.
The case becomes more intriguing with its uncanny connection to a historic UFO event which took place exactly fifty years earlier.
On the night of July 19, 1952 the phones in the Pentagon rang nonstop with reports of flying saucers hovering over the U.S. Capitol.
The objects, witnessed by pilots in the area, were tracked for hours by both military and commercial radar personnel. Howard Cocklin was in charge of the control tower at Washington International Airport that night to witness the events first hand.
Now at age 82, Howard is ready to share his personal account of the UFO encounter that made newspaper headlines around the world.
UFO America also uncovers a little known story about Secretary of State Cordell Hull showing his cousin Rev. T. H. Holt alien bodies in the basement of the Capitol.