by Nick Redfern June 9, 2018 (mysteriousuniverse.org)
• According to information provided to the investigating ufologist, Leonard Stringfield, by Air Force personnel ‘Jeffrey Morse’ (a pseudonym), in the early morning hours of January 18, 1978, ‘Morse’ was on duty at the McGuire Air Force Base (southeast of Trenton, New Jersey). There had been a number of UFO sightings at the base and at nearby Fort Dix. A NJ State Trooper arrived at a rear gate requesting permission to access the runway area which led to the very back of the air field and connected with a heavily wooded area which was part of the Fort Dix training area.
• The Trooper informed ‘Morse’ that a Fort Dix Military Policeman had been pursuing a low flying oval-shaped object with a glowing bluish-green color. A humanoid figure had suddenly appeared in front of the Fort Dix MP’s car. It was four feet tall, grayish-brown, with a fat head, long arms, and slender body. The MP panicked and fired five rounds from his .45 caliber pistol into the creature, and one round into the glowing UFO above. The UFO fled straight up and joined with eleven other UFOs high in the sky. The humanoid being ran into the woods towards the AF base’s fence line. By this time several patrols were involved.
• “We found the body of the thing near the runway. It had apparently climbed the fence and died while running. It was all of a sudden hush-hush and no one was allowed near the area. We roped off the area and AFOSI came out and took over. That was the last I saw of it. There was a bad stench coming from it too. Like ammonia smelling but wasn’t constant [in] the air,” stated ‘Morse’.
• Later that day, a team from Wright-Patterson AFB came, crated the being in a wooden box, sprayed something over it, and put it into a bigger metal container. They loaded it into a transport plane and took off. Nothing more was said. No report was made. Base personnel were told not to talk about it or they would be court-martialed.
• ‘Morse’ provided Stringfield and fellow researcher Richard Hall with a photocopy of a military document that detailed the shooting of the alien. Unfortunately, the document could not be authenticated and the Air Force has officially denied the incident.
Now and again, I get asked for my views on an extremelycontroversial UFO case that first surfaced back in 1980. It all revolved around the supposed shooting of an extraterrestrialcreature on a military base in New Jersey. The statement was made to the late UFO researcher, Leonard Stringfield, who was a long-time collector of stories of crashed UFOs and dead aliens. It’s a story told by the key source, a man that Stringfield gave the pseudonym of “Jeffrey Morse.” On September 23, 1980 Stringfield received a communication in the mail from “Morse,” who claimed a military background and who had a startling tale to tell. It began as follows:
“In January of 1978, I was stationed at McGuire AFB, N.J. One evening, during the time frame of 0300 hrs. and 0500 hrs., there were a number of UFO sightings in the area over the air field and Ft. Dix MP’s were running code in the direction of Brownsville, N.J. A state trooper then entered Gate #5 at the rear of the base requesting assistance and permission to enter. I was dispatched and the trooper wanted access to the runway area which led to the very back of the air field and connected with a heavily wooded area which is part of the Dix training area. He informed me that a Ft. Dix MP was pursuing a low flying object which then hovered over his car. He described it as oval shaped, with no details, and glowing with a bluish-green color. His radio transmission was cut off. At that time in front of his police car, appeared a thing, about 4 feet tall, grayish, brown, fat head, long arms, and slender body. The MP panicked and fired five rounds from his .45 cal. into the thing, and one round into the object above. The object then fled straight up and joined with eleven others high in the sky. This we all saw but didn’t know the details at the time. Anyway, the thing ran into the woods towards our fenceline and they went to look for it. By this time several patrols were involved.
“We found the body of the thing near the runway. It had apparently climbed the fence and died while running. It was all of a sudden hush-hush and no one was allowed near the area. We roped off the area and AFOSI came out and took over. That was the last I saw of it. There was a bad stench coming from it too. Like ammonia smelling but wasn’t constant [in] the air. That day, a team from Wright-Patterson AFB came in a C141 and went to the area. They crated it in a wooden box, sprayed something over it, and then put it into a bigger metal container. They loaded it in the plane and took off. That was it, nothing more said, no report made and we were all told not to have anything to say about it or we would be court-martialed.
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