Twenty years ago this October, military contractors working for Boeing reported ‘a gigantic floating red square’ UFO — over 100 yards long — hovering in the morning air over a launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The eerie 2003 event first exploded into public view this July, in sworn testimony before Congress, but now an ex-US Air Force security officer has come forward to detail his official, rapid-response investigation into the UFO on the day it occurred.
‘This is not a joke,’ ex-USAF senior patrolman, Jeff Nuccetelli, told the Merged podcast Tuesday. ‘These are contractors with top secret clearances.’
Nuccetelli also revealed a second reported encounter with the ‘red square,’ in which two of his fellow USAF police patrol officers ‘got buzzed by the UFO.’
‘When I showed up, it’s just mayhem,’ as Nuccetelli recalled it. ‘Everybody’s excited. They’re scared. Everyone’s freaked out.’
ex-US Air Force security officer Jeff Nuccetelli has come forward to detail his official, rapid-response investigation into a 100-yard long, ‘red square’ UFO as it occurred in October 2003. Nuccetelli said the UFO had over half a dozen witnesses and ‘at least 80 people’ on base knew
The never-before-public second sighting of the gigantic ‘red square’ UFO took place above Vandenberg AFB’s Space Launch Complex 4 (SLC-4), leased today by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Above, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg with a satellites payload in 2018
To the best of his recollection, Nuccetelli interviewed ‘about six people’ then posted to guard SLC-4, with his superior officer, or flight chief, alongside him: ‘Basically what they described was this object came in, was moving strangely, erratically. It got bigger and brighter as it came’
‘I’m getting ready to jump in the car,’ Nuccetelli told Merged host, retired US Navy fighter pilot Lt. Ryan Graves, ‘and then all hell breaks loose and they start screaming over the radio, ‘It’s coming right at us. It’s coming right for us. Now it’s right here.”
‘It was hard to hear,’ the former USAF patrol officer said, ‘because they were screaming and they were scared.’
The veteran Air Force security official told that podcast that he had high confidence in the half a dozen fellow USAF police who witnessed the giant red UFO’s flyby.
‘These guys are trained observers,’ Nuccetelli emphasized to Lt. Graves, founder of the new nonprofit, Americans for Safe Aerospace, which is devoted to resolving flight safety concerns around such ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ (UAP).
‘They’re posted out there, you know, 24/7,’ Nuccetelli continued. ‘They know what aircraft look like. They know what fishing boats look like.’
‘I didn’t feel like they were just jumping the gun, because there had been a UFO.’
Nuccetelli told his story to retired US Navy fighter pilot Lt. Ryan Graves, host of Merged and founder of the new nonprofit Americans for Safe Aerospace, which is devoted to resolving flight safety concerns around such ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ (UAP)
Three Boeing contractors, Nuccetelli said, signed sworn statements that they saw the UFO, ‘a big square object, the size of a football field, silently floating over the launchpad, red in color, glowing,’ at low altitude. Above, right, a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch from October 29, 2023
Netflix’s brand new UFO docu-series ‘Encounters,’ premiering today, started off with a literally massive sighting: ‘a large object one mile long and half a mile wide,’ per reports, ‘moving away at high speed’ and ‘soundless.’ Engineer Robert Powell analyzed 2.8 million radar returns from this 2008 UFO case out of Stephenville, Texas, interviewing many of the events’ 300-or-so eyewitnesses. Powell has now told the DailyMail.com that the FAA has stopped releasing this class of raw data to the public, following his success spotting this UFO with the agency’s radar
Despite controversy over the Pentagon UFO office’s reliability, and a heated public feud between its director, physicist Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick and UFO whistleblower David Grusch, Nuccetelli told Merged his AARO experience was really positive