Pensacola, Florida (PNJ) — After nearly four decades of keeping mum about a close encounter with a UFO over Pensacola, a retired Marine Corps pilot is telling his story in a newly released book.
On the night of Feb. 6, 1975, then Marine Reserve Squadron Capt. Larry Jividen was piloting a T-39D Sabreliner combat trainer and utility aircraft with a crew of five aboard.
The two-hour flight, which began around sunset, took off and landed at Pensacola Naval Air Station. As the Sabreliner was returning from the training mission,
Jividen said noticed the aircraft was being paced by a circular red light.
“He was the one individual I thought would be credible to tell the story to,” Jividen said.
After being featured in Alexander’s new edition, which was released March 28, and a recent Huffington Post story, Jividen is in the national UFO spotlight.
Jividen lived in the Pensacola-area from 1969 to 1976 while he was a flight instructor for the Marine Corps aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station.