Kopf joined the Navy in 1969 and worked in communications
part of the time on the USS JFK which was carrying nuclear
weapons. He worked for the NSA from 1980 till 1997. In
his testimony, he tells how in the summer of 1979, all
the electronics and communications on board the USS JFK
stopped functioning when a huge glowing orange-yellow
UFO hovered above. He personally saw this pulsating UFO,
as did a number of others.
picture of the incident
eight teletype machines were printing randomly and the
ship went to battle-station alert for two hours. A radar
operator friend of his told him that the radar screens
were glowing and then went black - they couldnt
detect anything. A few days after this incident the Commanding
Officer and Executive Officer came on the ship-wide closed
circuit TV system and reminded the crew that certain events
that take place on board the ship are considered classified
and should not be discussed with anyone. When the ship
finally returned to Norfolk, VA, men in suits arrived
to interview various crewmembers.
eight teletypes were just typing complete garbage. Totally
incoherent. I had seen one or two mistakes in the messages
but never anything this extensive. So I immediately called
the facilities control on the intercom to inform them
that my broadcast was out and they informed me that they
were busy because all communications had just gone out,
ship-wide. This had never occurred before.
had an intercom and a pneumatic tube system that went
between the communications room to the signal bridge,
which is located at the very top of the island structure
of the carrier. And we heard a very excited voice come
on yelling that "God was here. It was the end of
the world." And we looked at each other and thought
that that was strange. What was going on there? Another
few seconds went by and another voice came on, more controlled.
This person said that there was something over the ship.
Well, I looked at a friend of mine, a shipmate, and he
looked at me and we decided to go have a look
So we exited the Communications Center and went to the
catwalk on the port side of the ship on the edge of the
flight deck and we observed a large glowing sphere over
the ship. It was hard to decide what size this thing was
because there was no perspective. It was late in the evening.
The sun had gone down, it was twilight, but it looked
After that, I talked to a few shipmate friends that I
had on the ship. One in particular worked in the radar
department and he was on watch during the incident. He
told me that all the radar screens were glowing- and then
nothing. They couldnt detect anything on radar.
We stayed up most of the night talking about it.
heard that the compasses were not working on the bridge
and that the radar navigational system had gone offline
few days later the Commanding Officer and the Executive
Officer came on the closed circuit television system that
we had on board. It was the only way that they could address
the crew of 5,000. He [the Commanding Officer] looked
at the camera - and I will never forget this - and he
said, "I would like to remind the crew that certain
events that take place on board a major naval combative
vessel are considered classified and should not be discussed
with anyone without a need to know." And that was
all he said
The UFO was only over the ship for maybe five minutes
or less however the ramifications of the disruptions lasted
for at least an hour. That is why we stayed at battle
stations for two hours. I guess they were waiting to see
if it came back. And they were still trying to restart
systems and get things back to fully operational. It took
them probably at least an hour.
were no aircraft in the air. They were all on board when
the incident started. They kept two F-4 Phantoms, which
were called a Ready CAP, Combat Air Patrol. From what
I heard, they would not operate. They were trying to start
those jets and from what I heard, they wouldnt start.
They were out of commission
We had an organization on this ship called IOIC, Integrated
Operations Intelligence Communications, something to that
effect. I heard that they were out there taking pictures
of this thing during the event.
am convinced that somebody in the government knows a lot
more than we know. I have my own theories as to why it
is being hidden. I think that there are many reasons that
the information is being kept from the public.
probably feel that the general public couldnt handle
the knowledge of extraterrestrials visiting. I think that
they have information that would seriously undermine the
economy of the country. I think there are devices that
could produce energy at very low cost and with no pollution
but corporate greed would prohibit that.
would be the part that would bother me the most about
the cover-up. I think of all the pollution that there
is and all that could have been saved