In the early hours of the morning on the 13th of August 1956, an Air Force jet was scrambled to investigate an unidentified flying object (UFO) spotted over Lake Superior. The incident would later become one of the most well-known UFO sightings in US history.
The encounter began when the crew of a B-47 bomber aircraft noticed a bright light flying alongside them. The object was traveling at a speed of around 600 miles per hour and was described as being about 100 feet in diameter. The crew alerted the Air Defense Command, who immediately launched an F-89C Scorpion interceptor jet to investigate.
The F-89C quickly caught up to the UFO and attempted to make visual contact. According to the pilot, the object was circular and had a distinct red light on top. As the F-89C closed in, the object suddenly changed course and began to ascend rapidly, leaving the jet far behind.
Undeterred, the pilot continued to pursue the UFO, but soon found himself in a dangerous situation. The F-89C’s radar and radio equipment began to malfunction, and the pilot reported feeling a sudden force pushing the jet off course. He attempted to engage the aircraft’s weapons system, but the controls were unresponsive.
The pilot later described feeling as though he was being “toyed with” by the UFO. He said the object was able to outmaneuver the jet with ease, and seemed to be controlled by an intelligent force. Eventually, the F-89C was forced to break off the chase and return to base.
The incident over Lake Superior would go on to be studied by numerous investigators and researchers. Some have suggested that the object may have been a secret military aircraft, while others believe it was an extraterrestrial craft. Despite the many theories, however, the case remains unsolved to this day.
The Air Force jet chasing a UFO over Lake Superior has become one of the most famous UFO sightings in history, and continues to fascinate and intrigue people around the world. Whether the object was of extraterrestrial origin or not, the incident stands as a reminder of the many mysteries that still exist in our universe.