UFOs of the Mini Kind by Nick Redfern

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UFOs, just like people, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. But, just recently, I have been doing a lot of research into sightings of UFOs of the very small kind. And, there are a lot of them. I’m working on a full paper on this matter right now – which will, of course, include significant data on relatively recent cases, many of which I’m convinced are not real UFOs, but actually classified Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs) of the military. But, none of that takes away the fact that “mini-UFOs” were seen decades ago, and which I don’t think were RPVs. And here’s just a couple from my files… Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton was a part of the elite group that comprised NASA’s original “Mercury Seven” astronauts. It was while flying in 1951, said Slayton, when he had his first, and as history would demonstrate, his only, close encounter with what some might conclude may have been an intelligently controlled vehicle that originated within the depths of another galaxy. Slayton explained the fascinating facts: “…I was heading back to Holman Field when all of a sudden I saw this white object about my altitude, at one o’clock…The closer I got, the more it looked like a weather balloon, and I’m thinking, that’s what it’s gotta be. Then I flew past it a little high, about a thousand feet off. It still looked like a three-foot diameter weather-balloon to me.” Due to the fact that, initially at least, he was pretty much convinced he had seen nothing stranger than a small weather balloon, Slayton chose to remain silent on the incident. That is, until only a few days later when, after casually telling his boss all about the event in question, Slayton was told quickly and decisively: “Get your ass over to Intelligence in the morning and give them a briefing.” Having duly done so, Slayton was quietly advised by his Air Force interviewers that on the very same day as his own sighting, a local company was flying high altitude, research balloons in the same area. While doing so, the balloon team had also seen a mysterious flying object that hovered in the skies before taking off at a high rate of speed. Slayton, always the balanced and careful thinker, preferred not to speculate on the affair, and could only conclude that: “My position is, I don’t know what it was: it was unidentified…It’s still an open question to me.” It is worth noting, contrary to what many might initially assume, UFOs are certainly not always reported as being gigantic in size. Indeed, many qualified observers have reported seeing very small vehicles of unknown origins in our skies – and not at all unlike the very one encountered by NASA astronaut Slayton. via Mysterious Universe.

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