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SUMMARY OF INQUIRIES AT SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE

The following is a summary of the NIDS investigator's attempts to elicit information from personnel on Scott AFB about the sighting. The interviews were attempted because the flight path of the object appeared to take it near Scott AFB. The attempts to gain information were unsuccessful.

INTERVIEW SUMMARIES

AFOSI Det 301
Scott, AFB, IL

On Saturday morning, 1-8-00, I called SA ****** at his home. SA ****** was the on-call duty agent for the OSI detachment on that day. I informed SA ****** of the sightings reported by the various local police departments and asked if he was aware of any similar sightings by air force personnel on Scott AFB. He said he wasn't aware of anything unusual going on. He informed me that there are no rare or unusual aircraft that fly out of Scott AFB. He said that Scott has C-5, C-130, C-141, and KC-135 aircraft only. SA ***** said he would look into the possibility of any base agencies knowing anything of the sighting and report back to me.

MSGT *********
Transportation Squadron
Scott AFB, IL

Msgt ****** is a member of the AFSPA. He was a former Security Police officer but is now the First Sergeant for the transportation squadron, having changed his air force specialty. Msgt ******** was aware of the UFO sighting, having seen and heard about it on the local news. He did not see it himself and said that no one in the transportation squadron was working that early on Wednesday morning.

SA ***********
AFOSI Det 301
Scott AFB, IL

On 1-10-00, I called SA ***** back concerning the checks he said he would make concerning the UFO sighting. He informed me that he checked with the flight tower, the office of public affairs, the security forces, other agents in the OSI, and the special agent in charge, (SAC), at the OSI office. No on had seen the UFO. I asked SA ******* if I could come to the OSI office and introduce myself and the institute that I worked for. He said there was nothing more he could tell me concerning the UFO, but that I was welcome to come over to the office.

SAC *******
AFOSI Det 301
Scott AFB, IL

On 1-10-00, upon invitation by SA *****, I went to the AFOSI detachment on Scott AFB. I was met by SA *******, who then became busy conducting his own interview concerning an unrelated air force matter. He left me seated in a waiting room. In a few minutes Special Agent In Charge (SAC) *******, and Deputy SAC ******* introduced themselves and invited me into the SACs office. After asking me to be seated, SAC asked me what it was that I wanted. I explained that I was working as an investigator for the National Institute for Discovery Science. I explained the mission of NIDS. I explained why I was in Illinois and what I was investigating. During the approximately twenty minutes that I was in his office, SAC was obviously not interested in anything I was saying. Deputy SAC ******* was friendly, courteous, and receptive to what I was saying. When I started my narrative, SAC ******, by his demeanor, indicated that he was unfamiliar with the subject. Several minutes later when I mentioned that I could not remember the name of the department that first went public with the information, he told me it was Millstadt. This indicated to me that he knew exactly what I was talking about and was aware of the reports. Why he chose to have me explain why NIDS was there when he knew the answer, is open to conjecture. When I was finished with my narrative, SAC ******, said that if I was through, he would show me to the door.


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