On this day in 1952,  the phenomenon known as the “1952 Washington UFO Incident” concluded after a rash of UFO sightings occurred above and around the capitol. The alleged “Flying Saucers” were observed by thousands of witnesses including military personnel, government officials, and members of the media. On multiple occasions they were engaged by Air Force  F94 fighters, only to vanish in a blink. Ultimately, the Air Force explained the widely-observed phenomenon as  a mirage caused by a temperature inversion.

A statement made by Major General John Samford seems eerily consistent with the Air Forces 2023 position on UFO/UAPs