Very often I’m asked why I am such a believer in the existence of a genuine UFO phenomenon, regardless of its ultimate point of origin – or points of origin. Well, the answer is very simple: there are certain cases that, despite rigorous study, it has proved very difficult to explain away in rational and down to earth terms. A classic example is a startling event that occurred back in the mid to late 1970s. It attracted high level, official attention and demonstrated that when it comes to UFOs, military firepower is no match for the true unknowns.

Strange and amazing things were afoot in the night skies of Tehran, the capital of Iran, on September 19, 1976. Those things revolved around nothing less than the pilot of the Iranian Air Force practically doing battle with a potentially hostile unidentified flying object. Not surprisingly, a U.S. Government file was created on the event.

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