SEATTLE (AP) — The second instance of observation of
unidentified objects at high altitude was reported Thursday by X-15 pilot Joe
Walker told a scientific conference that films taken during his recent flight
to a record height of 246,700 feet showed the presence of five or six objects
of undetermined size at some distance from the plane.
The film was taken by a camera mounted on the X-15’s fuselage.
The mysterious objects, apparently disk-shaped, showed up on the film as the
X-15 arced over the top of its flight and headed back toward earth.
“I don’t feel like speculating about the nature of these objects,” Walker
said. “All I know is what appeared on the film in later study. I saw nothing
myself during the flight of this nature.”
Walker mentioned the objects only briefly in a panel discussion at the second
annual conference on the peaceful uses of space.