"Tehran UFO Project": Electric Room 36/50
An archival presentation of documents, articles and films relating to the Tehran 1976 UFO Incident, by Electric Room's team, Ashkan Zahraei and Alireza Fatehie Boroujeni
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Dastan is pleased to announce “Tehran UFO Project”, a presentation by Electric Room’s team, Ashkan Zahraei and Alireza Fatehie Boroujeni, at Electric Room. The show will be open to public view from June 8 to June 13, 2018.
The project is a rereading of a historical incident from 1976. The incident was a radar and visual sighting of an unidentified flying object (UFO) over Tehran. The incident is particularly notable for the electromagnetic interference effects on aircraft near the UFO. Two F-4 jet interceptors independently lost instrumentation and communications as they approached, only to have these restored when they left. One F-4 also lost its weapons systems when it was about to fire on the object. The incident is well documented in a U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report with a distribution list that included the White House, Secretary of State, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Agency (NSA), and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Various high-ranking Iranian military officers directly involved with the events have also gone on public record stating their belief the object was an extraterrestrial craft.
The current Electric Room project seeks to present documentations, articles and films about this incident and create a discourse based on it. Although the incident created one of the most detailed archives in UFO sightings history, not much dialog has been created around it in Iran.
The archive can also be accessed via the following link: