Were Old Military Tracking Radars Responsible For Taking Down UFOs?

  • July 8, 1947 the Roswell Army Air Force claimed that they had captured a flying saucer.
  • March 25, 1948 a strange flying spacecraft is recovered on a mesa near Aztec, New Mexico.
  • Two mysterious objects fell from the sky outside of Kingman, Arizona in 1953.
  • During the Summer of 1964 an unknown object crashes into some railroad tracks outside of Ely, Nevada before exploding on the side of a nearby hill.

One may be wondering what the significance is with those alleged crashes and why I listed them. All of the crashes that i noted are located within close proximity to military radar installations. I believe that these old radar installations interfered somehow with the flying saucers and caused them to crash. Before I dive deeper into my evidence and why I think that, i’m going to give a little bit of history.

Spitfire: the Only Fighter Built Throughout WWII
World War II Spitfire Fighter

Starting at around World War II the United States realized that the threat of an air attack from another country was a very real possibility. Before the war, airplanes weren’t as advanced and capable of flying the longer distances or the amount of destruction as they were during the 1940’s which meant that an air defense system wasn’t a real top priority. Once the war started, the United States decided it was time to develop a more advanced air defense system that would not only track enemy aircraft, but also tell us what their movements were. Many of the earlier radar tracking facilities were located in and around the southwestern portion of the country because of the wide open spaces and the abilities to test these systems without large populations.

Mushroom cloud from nuclear explosion
Trinity Site Explosion


The Manhattan Project was one of the most top secret projects of World War II. The first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945 at the Trinity Site located within the White Sands Missile Range. Two radar tracking facilities were discovered by Aztec UFO investigator Scott Ramsey and were said to have been in operation at the range at the time of the bomb testing. The purpose of the radar tracking facilities was to watch the skies above the area where the military was testing the atomic bombs and keep it safe from enemy attack.

Thanks for visiting Kingman downtown street sign located on historic route  66 Photograph by Miroslav Liska
Kingman, Arizona

Kingman, Arizona had it’s own radar tracking facility which was built in the early 1950’s about one mile southwest of town. The facility had two missions; a ground control intercept mission and an early warning mission. When the facility would get buzzed by an aircraft approaching their airspace, the early warning system would identify and track the aircraft. If the approaching aircraft was a threat, the ground control intercept mission would guide Air Force jets to the location of the enemy aircraft.

The old radar tracking site on Kimberly Mountain in the fog

The development and testing of the X-15 rocket plane above northern Nevada required the construction of an advanced radar tracking facility to monitor progress of the program dubbed “High Range.” Construction of the facility began on the peak of Kimberly Mountain in the mid-1950’s and was completed in 1959. The radar tracking facility was primarily used for the X-15 program but was later used for other projects. The X-15 mission ran from 1959 until 1969. (A more in-depth description can be read under the UFO Incidents tab).

The 1940’s – 1960’s were a time when the United States military was in its early days of military radar tracking technology. These systems were still being perfected and kinks were being worked out. Although it was effective, it was still primitive by today’s standards. Many of these radar tracking stations used very high-powered radar towers with little or no shielding to prevent sickness. Since much of the technology that was being used was new and practically experimental at the time, nobody really knew the long-term effects of using this equipment or how it would react to different types of aircraft.

As stated before, I personally believe that the high-powered radars used in the 1940’s – 1960’s era did cause some flying saucers to crash. If we were having problems with sickness and interference with our own terrestrial aircraft / operators, who is to say that these devices wouldn’t do the same things to flying saucers? They would be hit by the same high doses of radiation just like our own aircraft / operators would. I don’t have all of the answers as to what specific mechanisms the radar affected causing the crashes, but there is a clear trail of evidence supporting that the old radar tracking stations had something to do with the downing of at least 5 unknown objects.

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