US pilots saw cigar-shaped UFO but government destroyed the files
Two American pilots saw on July 24, 1948, a cigar-shaped UFO over southwest Alabama. Why has the air force destroyed the report is a big mystery.
On a summer morning at around 2.45 AM, pilots Clarence S. Chiles and co-pilot John B. Whitted flew in their twin-engine propeller plane the Eastern Air Lines DC-3.
5,000 feet high, with 20 passengers on board, the pilots flew from Houston to Atlanta. But the routine flight becomes an unforgettable experience, according to the official story.