On the evening of November 23, 1953, US Air Defense radars picked up a blimp and set Felix Moncla to investigate the Kinross UFO, but he never returned.
Air Defense Command radar operators at the Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan spotted something on radar that was unusual. Following protocol, an F-89C Scorpion het was dispatched from Kinross Air Force Base to investigate over Lake Superior.
The Scorpion was piloted by First Lieutenant Felix Moncla and that dispatch was the last he’d ever be ordered to do, as that was the start of the still unexplained Kinross UFO Incident.
With Second Lieutenant Robert L. Wilson acting as the Scorpion’s on-board radar operator, they took off into the evening skies, but with Wilson struggling to track the unidentified aerial object on the Scorpion’s radar, ground radar operators took over and gave Moncla directions mid flight.
Eventually closing in on the aerial object at an altitude of around 8,000 feet, ground control tracked two blips on the radar, one being Moncla and Wilson and the other being the mysterious aerial object. Unlike the Tehran UFO incident from 1976, things took an unexpected turn moments later.
As ground control watched the two blips grow closer together, the two became one and the blips seemed to merge on radar. Assuming Moncla had flown below or above the aerial object, they expected to see the two blips separate shortly after, but that didn’t happen and there was a cause for concern that the two aircraft had collided.
The single blip continued on its previous course and it was assumed that Moncla was following it, directly above or below and the two crafts were showing as one. Ground control attempted to contact Moncla and Wilson whilst in-flight, but they failed to reach him and the single blips faded from radar.
Here’s what’s really strange… That’s the end of the Kinross UFO Incident. Seriously.
Moncla and his jet never appeared back on radar and were never seen again despite an immediate search and rescue operation by the USAF and the RCAF on land and sea. The pilots and the jet vanished without a trace and 70 years later the incredible UFO case is still unexplained.