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- July 30, 1952, the Roland Hughes sighting was the UFO encounter of Flight Sgt. Roland Hughes while engaged in a training flight over West Germany. Hughes reported that he was intercepted by what he described as a “gleaming silver, metallic disc” that paced his jet before accelerating away. What lended credibility to this case was that ground-based military radar tracked the UFO flying at impossible speeds.
- Huffington Post, UFO Sighting In 1952 Kicked Off Britain’s Behind-The-Scenes Flying Saucer Debate, 06/14/2012