January 3, 2012

Examined: The RB-47 UFO Case

RB-47Early last year, well known UFO skeptic Tim Printy was challenged to try and deconstruct the famous RB-47 UFO case and publish his findings in his [quite brilliant] UFOlogy publication “SUNlite“.

The RB-47 UFO incident is considered by many UFOlogists to be the number 1 case of its kind and is often cited as the best evidence that something really is “out there”.

In a nutshell, the story revolves around a US Air Force RB-47 Boeing Stratojet reconnaissance plane which was allegedly followed by an unidentified object for hundreds of miles while on a training flight.

Tim approached a number of UFO skeptics about the matter, including the researchers here at Reality Uncovered, and decided to review the case materials in order to see what might have been overlooked or incorrectly reported. What followed was a comprehensive and exhaustive investigation, the results of which have now been published in the latest issue of SUNlite.

From the article:

This case is a rather extensive event that is composed of two to three separate incidents that UFOlogists have linked together over the years as proof that a UFO was monitoring the movements of a USAF RB-47 aircraft through the southern United States. The UFO was seen by the flight crew and its electronic signature was monitored by the intelligence officers inside the plane. It was also reportedly tracked by ground radar as well. This makes it an important case for UFOlogists because it contains visual observation and confirmation of these observations with electronic data.


I felt there was little hope of finding an acceptable explanation for this case because of its status in UFOlogy. It was already voted by many as the best UFO case ever, which means that no matter what I proposed, I seriously doubted that UFO proponents would accept it. I would also be vilified/ridiculed for having the nerve to suggest any explanation was plausible. Despite these concerns, I received positive feedback and felt the endeavor would be worth the effort.

In our opinion, the article is as good a piece of research and investigative writing as you are likely to find anywhere. Tim highlights many areas where previous explanations have fallen short, showing exactly how and why that is so. It is important to note that Tim himself does not consider this work to be conclusive. However, considering over fifty years have passed since the incident happened, it is our belief this is as conclusive as you are ever likley to see.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below, or in the forum here at RU where Tim is continuing the discussion.

Filed under: UFOlogy,Ufology History,UFOs — Tags: , , — Stephen Broadbent @ 1:06 am

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