In 1951, a series of strange UFO sightings occurred over the United States where USAF pilots, radar operators, and others attempted to establish the identities of unidentified aircraft. Relying on what was at the time still classified Cold War-era technology, in one striking incident in the summer of that year a group of radar operators in Washington almost succeeded.

This week on The Micah Hanks Program, after news and an update on strange signals being issued by Russia’s infamous UVB-76, we shift our attention to the communication problem with UAP, and how the use of the command and control “identification friend or foe” (IFF) system has led to more questions than answers in a handful of strange UAP incidents from over the years.

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

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