Project Blue Book Status Report #7
(May 31, 1952) says target was also tracked by ground radar at
78 knots (90 m.p.h.) at 22,500’ and 25,000’ altitude.
March 24, 1952; 60 miles west of Pt.
Concepcion, California. 8:45 a.m. Witnesses: B-29 navigator and
radar operator. One target tracked for 20-30 seconds at
estimated 3,000 m.p.h.
March 29, 1952; 20 miles north of
Misawa AFB, Japan. 11:20 a.m. Witness: Brigham, pilot of AT-6
trainer. One small, very thin, shiny metallic disc flew
alongside the AT-6, then made a pass at an F-84 jet fighter,
flipped on edge, fluttered 20’ from the F-84’s fuselage and
flipped in the slipstream...all in 10 seconds.
April 4, 1952; Duncanville, Texas.
7:30 p.m. Witnesses: two radar operators of the 147th AC&W
Squadron. One object was tracked for one minute by radar at an
estimated 2,160 m.p.h.
April 5, 1952; Phoenix, Arizona.
l0:40 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Ryan, R.L. Stokes, D.
Schook. One large, dull grey circular object, followed by two
more, flew straight and level at high speed.
April 5, 1952; Miami, Florida. 9:15
p.m. Witnesses: L.E. VanDercar and 9 year old son. Four dark
circular objects with mostly fuzzy edges, crossed face of Moon;
each was half the apparent diameter of Moon. 2:59 p.m. Witness:
April 6, 1952; Temple, Texas. 2:59
p. 50-75 grey-white discs changed position within formation
continually, tilted in unison every 12-15 seconds during 3.8
April 12, 1952; North Bay, Ontario,
Canada. 9:30 p.m. Witnesses: Royal Canadian Air Force Warrant
Officer E.H. Rossell, Flight Sgt. R. McRae. One round amber
object flew fast, stopped, reversed direction, climbed away at
30’ angle during a 2 minute observation.
April 14, 1952; LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
12:35 p.m. Witness: unidentified CAL airline pilot. Several
light colored objects flew in V-formation. No further details in
April 14, 1952; Memphis, Tennessee.
6:34 p.m. Witnesses: U.S. Navy pilots Lt. jg. Blacky, Lt. jg.
O’Neil. One inverted bowl, 3’ long and 1’ high, with vertical
slots, flew fast, straight and level, 100 yards from observers’
aircraft for 45-60 seconds.
April 15, 1952; Santa Cruz,
California. 7:40 p.m. Witness: Mr. Hayes, brother of Master
Sergeant. Two faint objects observed flying fast along the
horizon for 6-8 seconds, using 20x spotting telescope.
April 17, 1952; Longmeadow,
Massachusetts. 8:30 p.m. Witnesses: S.B. Brooks, chemical
engineer J.A. Eaton. One round, deep orange object flew fast and
erratic, occasionally emitting a shaft of light to the rear
during a 40 minute sighting.
April 17, 1952; Yuma, Arizona. 3:05
p.m. Witnesses: group of Army weather observation students,
including several graduate engineers. One flat-white, circular
object flew with an irregular trajectory and a brief trail, for
about 7 seconds.
April 18, 1952; Yuma, Arizona. Time
unknown. Witnesses: two Army weather observation students. One
flat-white circular object flew for 5-10 seconds in a very
April 18, 1952; Bethesda, Maryland.
l1:30 a.m. Witnesses: R. Poerstal and three other men. Seven to
nine circular, orange-yellow lights in a 40^ V-formation flew
overhead silently for 4-8 seconds, from south to north.
April 18, 1952; Corner Brook,
Newfoundland, Canada. l0:l0 p.m. Witness: reporter Chic Shave.
One round, yellow-gold object flew south and returned during 1.5
April 18, 1952; 50 miles northwest
of Kyushu, Japan (129* 51’ E., 34’ 19’ N.). Witness: one radar
operator. Tracked unidentified target for 1 minute at 2,700
April 18, 1952; Corner Brook,
Newfoundland, Canada. 4 a.m. Witness: janitor C. Hamilton. One
yellow-gold object made a sharp turn and left a short, dark
trail during l minute sighting.
April 22, 1952; Naha AFB, Okinawa.
99 p.m. Witnesses: crew of B-29 bomber, on ground. One
elliptical object, followed by two and then another two, each
with a white light that blinked every 1-2 seconds as they
performed erratic maneuvers for 10 minutes.
April 24, 1952; Bellevue Hill,
Vermont. 5 a.m. Witnesses: crew of USAF C-124 transport plane.
Three circular, bluish objects in loose "fingertip" formation
twice flew parallel to airplane during 3-4 minute period.
April 24, 1952; Milton,
Massachusetts. 2:30 p.m. Witnesses: three Cambridge Research
Center electronics engineers, one named Buruish. Two flat, red
squares flew wobbly in level flight, climbed, levelled out
during 1.5 minute observation.
April 24, 1952; Clovis, New Mexico.
8:10 p.m. Witness: USAF light Surgeon Maj. E.L. Ellis. Many
orange-amber lights, sometimes separate, sometimes fused,
behaved erratically. Speed varied from motionless to very fast
during 5 minute sighting.
April 27, 1952; Roseville, Michigan.
4:15 p.m. Witnesses: H.A. Freytag and three male relatives,
including a minister. One silver oval rolled, descended and
stopped. Two silver cigar- shaped objects appeared, one
departing to the east and one to the west. A third silver
cigar-shaped object flew by at high speed. Sightings lasted 45
April 27, 1952; Yuma, Arizona. 8:30
p.m. Witnesses: M/Sgt. and Mrs. G.S. Porter (he was off-duty
control tower operator). Bright red or flame-colored discs,
appearing as large as fighter planes. Seven sightings of one
disc, one of two in formation during 2 hours. All seen below
April 29, 1952; Marshall, Texas.
3:30 p.m. Witness: private pilot R.R. Weidman. One round, white
object which flew straight, with a side-to-side oscillation for
April 29, 1952; Goodland, Kansas.
100 p.m. Witness: B-29 bombardier Lt. R.H. Bauer. One white
fan-shaped light pulsed 3-4 times per second for 2 seconds.
May 1, 1952; Moses Lake, Washington.
5:32 a.m. Witnesses: Two Atomic Energy Commission employees,
Eggan and Shipley. One silver object without wings flew straight
and level for 1.5 minutes.
May 1, 1952; George AFB, California.
10:50 a.m. Witnesses: three men on the arms range, plus one Lt.
Colonel 4 miles away. Five flat-white discs about the diameter
of a C-47’s wingspan (95’) flew fast, made a 90^ turn in a
formation of three in front and two behind, and darted around,
for 15-30 seconds.
May 5, 1952; Tenafly, New Jersey.
10:45 p.m. Witness: Mrs. M.M. Judson. Six or seven translucent,
cream-yellow objects. One moved in an ellipse, while the others
moved in and out.
May 7, 1952; Keesler AFB,
Mississippi. 12:15 p.m. Witnesses: Capt. Morris, a Master
Sergeant, a Staff Sergeant, and an Airman First Class. Ten
times, an aluminum or silver cylindrical object was seen to dart
in and out of the clouds during a 5-10 minute period.
May 9, 1952; George AFB, California.
5:20 p.m. Witness: A/lc G.C. Grindeland. One dull white,
arrowhead-shaped object flew straight and level for 10 seconds.
May 10, 1952; Ellenton, South
Carolina. 10:45 p.m. Witnesses: 4 duPont employees at the
Savannah River nuclear plant. Up to four yellow, disc-shaped
objects were seen on five occasions between 10:45 and shortly
May 14, 1952; Mayaquez, Puerto Rico.
7 p.m. Witnesses: Attorney and ex-USAF pilot Mr. Stipes, Sr.
Garcia-Mendez. Two shining orange spheres: one was stationary,
while the other darted away and back for 30 minutes.
May 20, 1952; Houston, Texas. l0:l0
p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilots Capt. J. Spurgin and Capt. BB.
Stephan. One bright or white oval object moved from side-to-side
while making a gradual turn for 90 seconds.
May 25, 1952; Walnut Lake, Michigan.
9:15 p.m. Witnesses: seven persons, including John Hoffman, his
family and friends. One large white circular object having dark
sections on its rim, flew straight and level for 30 minutes,
appearing red when behind a cloud.
May 28, 1952; Saigon, French Indo
China. 10:30 a.m. Witnesses: many in crowd watching a ceremony.
One white-silver disc-shaped object flew straight and fast for 2
May 28, 1952; Albuquerque, New
Mexico. 1:45-2:40 p.m. Witnesses: two city fire department
employees. Two circular objects--one shiny silver and the other
orange or light brown-- were seen three times performing fast
May 29, 1952; San Antonio, Texas. 7
p.m. Witness: USAF pilot Maj. D.W. Feuerstein, on ground. One
bright tubular object tilted from horizontal to vertical for 8
minutes, then slowly returned to horizontal, again tilted
vertical, accelerated, appeared to lengthen and turned red. The
entire sighting lasted 14 minutes.
June 1, 1952; Rapid City, South
Dakota. 6 p.m. Witnesses: A/lc Beatty and two civilians. At
least five long silver objects flew in a neat box formation with
a leader for 15-20 seconds.
June 1, 1952; Walla , Washington. 1
p.m. Witness: ex-military pilot Reserve Maj. W.C. Vollendorf.
One oval object with a "definite airfoil" performed a fast climb
for 7 seconds.
June l, 1952; Soap Lake, Washington.
3+ p.m. Witness: Ray Lottman. Three glimmering objects flew
straight and level for 10 minutes.
June 2, 1952; Bayview, Washington.
5:02 p.m. Witness: Larry McWade. One purple object seen for
unknown length of time. No further information in files.
June 2, 1952; Fulda, West Germany.
Time unknown. Witness: lst Lt. John Hendry, photo-navigator on
an RB-26C reconnaissance bomber. One porcelain-white object flew
very fast for an unknown length of time.
June 5, 1952; Lubbock, Texas. 11
p.m. Witnesses: Dan Benson, Mr. Bacon. A total of eight yellow
circular objects, like large stars, were seen during 45 minutes.
The first two were in a trail formation, the others were seen
June 5, 1952; Albuquerque, New
Mexico. 6:45 p.m. Witness: S/Sgt T.H. Shorey. One shiny round
object flew 5-6 times as fast as an F-86 jet fighter for 6
June 5, 1952; Offutt AFB, Omaha,
Nebraska. 11 p.m. Witnesses: 2nd Lt. W.R. Soper, a Strategic Air
Command top secret control officer and former OSI agent; and two
other persons. One bright red object remained stationary for 4.5
minutes before speeding away with a short tail.
June 6, 1952; Kimpo AFB, Korea. Case
missing from official files.
June 7, 1952; Albuquerque, New
Mexico. 11:18 a.m. Witnesses: crew of B-25 bomber #8840 at
11,500’. One rectangular aluminum object, about 6’x4’, flew
250-300’ below the B-25.
June 8, 1952; Albuquerque, New
Mexico. 10:50 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Markland. Four
shiny objects flew straight and level in a diamond formation.
June 9, 1952; Minneapolis,
Minnesota. Case missing from official files.
June 12, 1952; Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
7:30 p.m. Witnesses: U.S. Army Major and Lt. Colonel, using
binoculars. One orange ball with a tail flew with a low angular
June 12, 1952; Marakesch, Morocco.
11:26 a.m. Witness: T/Sgt. H.D. Adams, operating an SCR-584
radar set. One unidentified blip tracked at 650 kts. (750
m.p.h.) at greater than 60,000’ altitude.
June 13, 1952; Middletown,
Pennsylvania. 8:45 p.m. Witness: R.S. Thomas, Olmstead AFB
employee and former control tower operator. One round, orange
object travelled south, stopped for 1 second, turned east,
stopped 1 second, and went down.
June 15, 1952; Louisville, Kentucky.
11:50 p.m. Witness: Edward Duke, ex-U.S. Navy radar technician.
One large, cigar- shaped object with a blunt front, lit sides
and a red stern, maneuvered in a leisurely fashion for 15
June 16, 1952; Walker AFB, New
Mexico. 8:30 p.m. Witness: USAF maintenance specialist S/Sgt.
Sparks. Five or six greyish discs, in a half-moon formation,
flew at 500-600 m.p.h. for l minute.
June 17, 1952; McChord AFB,
Washington. Between 7:30 and 10:20 p.m. Witnesses: many and
varied. From one to five large silver-yellow objects flew
erratically, stopped and started for about 15 minutes.
June 17, 1952; Cape Cod,
Massachusetts. 1:28 a.m. Witness: pilot of USAF F-94 jet
interceptor. A light like a bright star crossed the nose of the
airplane while being observed for 15 seconds. No further
information in the files.
June 18, 1952; Columbus, Wisconsin.
9 a.m. Witness: R.A. Finger. One crescent-shaped object hovered
for several seconds and then sped away.
June 18, 1952; Walnut Lake,
Michigan. 10 p.m. Witnesses: Marron Hoffman and four relatives,
using 4x binoculars. One orange light was observed zigzagging
and then hovering for an unspecified length of time.
June 19, 1952; Goose Bay, Labrador,
Canada. 2:37 a.m. Witness: 2nd Lt. A’Gostino and unidentified
radar operator. One red light turned white while wobbling. Radar
tracked a stationary target during the 1 minute sighting.
June 19, 1952; Yuma, Arizona. 2 p.m.
Witness: USAF pilot John Lane. One round, white object flew
straight and level for 10 seconds.
June 20, 1952; Central Korea. 3:03
p.m. Witnesses: four Marine Corps Captains and pilots of F4U-4B
Corsair fighter planes. One 10-20’ white or silver oval object
made a left-hand orbit at terrific speed for 60 seconds.
June 21, 1952; Kelly AFB, Texas.
12:30 p.m. Witness: T/Sgt. Howard Davis, flight engineer of B-29
bomber at 8,000’ altitude. One flat object with a sharply
pointed front and rounded rear; white with a dark blue center
and red rim, trailed sparks as it dove past the B-29 at a
distance of 500’, in l second.
June 22, 1952; Pyungthek, Korea.
10:45 p.m. Witnesses: Two Marine Corps Sergeants. One 4 ft.
diameter object dove at a runway shooting red flames, hovered
briefly over a hill, turned 180 , flashed twice and was gone.
June 23, 1952; Spokane, Washington.
4:05 p.m. Witness: Airport weather observer Rex Thompson. One
round disc with a metallic shine flashed, and fluttered like a
flipped coin for 5-7 minutes.
June 23, 1952; McChord AFB,
Washington. 9 p.m. Witness: 2nd Lt. K. Thompson. One very large
light flew straight and level for 10 minutes. No further
June 23, 1952; Kirksville, Missouri.
Case missing from official files.
June 23, 1952; Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
3:30 a.m. Witness: secretary Martha Milligan. One bullet-shaped
object with burnt-orange exhaust flew straight and level for
June 23, 1952; Owensboro, Kentucky.
10:00 a.m. Witness: National Guard Lt. Col. O. L. Depp. Two
objects looking like "giant soap bubbles", reflecting yellow and
lavender colors, flew in trail for 5 seconds.
June 23, 1952; Location unknown, but
information came via Japan Hq. "CV 4359". 6:08 a.m. Witness:
USAF pilot of the l8th Fighter-Bomber Group. One black
coin-shaped object, 15-20’ in diameter, made an irregular
June 25, 1952; Chicago, Illinois.
8:30 p.m. Witnesses: Mrs. Norbury, Mr. Matheis. One bright
yellow-white, egg-shaped object which sometimes had a red tail,
made seven circles in 1 1/2 hours.
June 25, 1982; Japan-Korea area.
Case missing from official files.
June 26, 1952; Terre Haute, Indiana.
2:45 a.m. Witness: USAF 2nd Lt. C. W. Povelites. Undescribed
object flew at 600 m.p.h. and then stopped. No further
information in files.
June 26, 1952; Pottstown,
Pennsylvania. 11:50 p.m. Witness: assistant manager of airport.
Three sightings of flashing lights: two lights separated by 2
miles, with the leader flashing steadily and the other
irregularly; two similarly flashing lights, but with l mile
separation; finally a single light. Speed estimated at 150-250
m.p.h.. Total of 1/2 hour.
June 27, 1952; Topeka, Kansas. 6:50
p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilot 2nd Lt. K. P. Kelly and wife. One
pulsating red object which changed shape from a circular to a
vertical oval as it pulsed. Was stationary for about 5 minutes,
then went out.
June 28, 1952; Lake Kishkanoug,
Wisconsin. 6 p.m. Witness: G. Metcalfe. One silver-white sphere
became an ellipse as it turned and climbed away very fast. 10
June 28, 1952; Nagoya, Japan. 4:10
p.m. Witness: Capt. T. W. Barger, USAF electronics
countermeasures officer. One dark blue elliptical-shaped object
with a pulsing border flew straight and level at 700-800 m.p.h..
June 29, 1952; O’Hare Airport,
Chicago, Illinois. 5:45 p.m. witnesses: three USAF air
policemen. One bright silver, flat oval object surrounded by a
blue haze, hovered, then moved very fast to the right and to the
left, and up and down for 45 minutes.
July 3, 1952; Selfridge AFB,
Michigan. 4:15 a.m. Witnesses not identified. Two big lights,
estimated at 20’ diameter, flew straight and level at tremendous
July 3, 1952; Chicago, Illinois.
11:50 p.m. Witness: Mrs. J. D. Arbuckle. Two bright pastel green
discs flew straight and level very fast for 6 seconds.
July 5, 1952; Norman, Oklahoma. 7:58
p.m. Witness: Oklahoma State Patrolman Hamilton in State Patrol
airplane. Three dark discs hovered and then flew away,
silhouetted against a dark cloud. 15 seconds.
July 6-12, 1952; Elizabeth, New
Jersey. 11:00 p.m. Witness: Charles Muhr. Four pictures taken of
some indistinct light which was admittedly not seen visually,
but which appeared on the negatives.
July 9, 1952; Colorado Springs,
Colorado. 12:45 p.m. Witness: USAF pilot Maj. C. K. Griffin. One
object shaped like an airfoil less its trailing edge, luminous
white, moved slowly and erratically for 12 minutes.
July 9, 1952; Kutztown,
Pennsylvania. 6:30 p.m. Witness: farmer John Mittl. One
aluminum, oval-shaped object changed direction and attitude,
finally tipping on end and departing after 20 seconds. Case file
includes three vague photographs.
July 9, 1952; Rapid City AFB, South
Dakota. 3:35 p.m. Witnesses: S/Sgt. D.P. Foster and three other
persons. Three times, a single white, disc-shaped object sped
by, straight and level, in 5 seconds.
July 12, 1952; Annapolis, Maryland.
3:30 p.m. Witness: insurance company president William Washburn.
Four large, elliptical-shaped objects were seen to fly very
fast, stop, turn 90* and fly away in 7-8 seconds. .
July 12, 1952; Kirksville, Missouri.
9 p.m. Witnesses: many radar controllers who were military
officers. Several big blips tracked on radar at 1,500 kts.
(1,700 m.p.h.). There was no visual sighting.
July 14, 1952; Norfolk, Virginia.
8:12 p.m. Witnesses: Pan American Airways First Officer William
Nash, Second Officer William Fortenberry. Eight large, round,
glowing red objects maneuvered below their airliner, in
July 15, 1952; West Palm Beach,
Florida. 10:10 p.m. Witnesses: J. Antoneff and two other
persons. One discus-shaped object, greyish, except when
hovering, when it appeared muddy. Hovered over Palm Beach
International Airport, then followed an SA-l6 twin-engined
amphibian and flew away after 40-60 seconds.
July 16, 1952; Beverly,
Massachusetts. 9:35 a.m. Witness: U.S. Coast Guard photographer
Shell Alpert. Four roughly elliptical blobs of light in
formation photographed through window of photo lab.
July 17, 1952; White Plains, New
York. 3:10 p.m. Witness: Mrs. Florence Daley. Two round objects,
bluish-white with brighter rims, flew in formation, making a
sound like bombers, only softer. Note: Later, the witness stated
she heard many feminine voices coming from the objects.
July 17, 1952; Lockbourne, Ohio. 11
a.m. Witness: Air National Guard employees. One light like a big
star was seen for 3 hours, but disappeared when an aircraft
approached. Also seen the night of July 20, 22 and 23.
July 18, 1952; Lockbourne, Ohio.
9:10 p.m. Witnesses: T/Sgt. Mahone, A/3c Jennings. One
amber-colored, elliptical-shaped object with a small flame at
the rear, periodically increased in brightness. It moved very
fast for l 1/2 minutes, giving off a resonant beat sound.
July 18, 1952; Miami, Florida. 11
a.m. Witnesses: E. R. Raymer and daughter. One opaque, silvery
bubble flew very fast at a right-angle to the wind direction for
July 18, 1952; Patrick AFB, Florida.
9:45 p.m. Witnesses: three USAF officers and four enlisted men.
Over an hour period, a series of hovering and maneuvering
red-orange lights were observed moving in a variety of
July 19, 1952; Williston, North
Dakota. 2:55 a.m. Witness: one experienced civilian pilot. One
elliptical-shaped object with a light fringe, travelled down
fast, made a 360* and then a 180* turn in 5 minutes.
July 19, 1952; Elkins Park,
Pennsylvania. 11:35 p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilot Capt. C.J. powley
and wife. Two star-like lights maneuvered, hovered and sped for
July 20, 1952; Lavalette, New
Jersey. 12:20 a.m. Witness: Seton Hall Univ. chemistry professor
Dr. A.B. Spooner. Two large orange-yellow lights with some dull
red coloring flew in trail, turned and circled for 5-6 minutes.
July 21, 1952; Weisbaden, West
Germany. 6:30 p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilot Capt. E.E. Dougher, WAF
Lt. J.J. Stong, situated miles apart. Four bright yellowish
lights were seen by Dougher to separate, with two climbing and
two flying away level in the opposite direction. Stong watched
two reddish lights fly in opposite directions. Sightings lasted
about 10-15 minutes.
July 21, 1952; San Marcos AFB,
Texas. 10:40 p.m. Witnesses: one Lieutenant, two Staff
Sergeants, three airmen. One blue circle with a blue trail was
seen to hover and then accelerate to near-sonic speed (700+
m.p.h.) after 1 minute.
July 21, 1952; Converse, Texas. 4:30
p.m. Witness: wife of USAF Capt. J. B. Neal. One elongated,
fuselage-shaped object flew straight and level, made a
right-angle turn and went out of sight at more than 300 m.p.h.,
all in 3-5 seconds.
July 21, 1952; Rockville, Indiana.
8:10 p.m. Witnesses: one military officer, two enlisted men. One
aluminum, delta-shaped object with a vertical fin, flew straight
and level, and then hovered during a 3 minute sighting.
July 22, 1952; Holyoke,
Massachusetts. After midnight. Witness: Mrs. A. Burgess. One
round, yellow, flashing light went downward. No further
information in files.
July 22, 1952; Los Alamos, New
Mexico. 10:50 a.m. Witnesses: control tower operator Don Weins,
and two pilots for Carco. Eight large, round, bright aluminum
objects flew straight and level, then darted around erratically
during 25 minutes.
July 22, 1952; Uvalde, Texas. 2:46
p.m. Witness: Don Epperly, Trans Texas Airlines station manager
and weather observer. One large, round, silver object flew at
more than 1,000 m.p.h. for 45 seconds, while gyrating.
July 22, 1952; between Boston and
Provincetown, Massachusetts. 10:47 p.m. Witnesses: pilot and
radar operator of USAF F-94 jet interceptor. One round blue
light passed F-94, spinning.
July 22, 1952; Trenton, New Jersey.
10:50 p.m. t.o 12:45 a.m., July 23. Witnesses: crews of several
USAF F-94 jet interceptors from Dover AFB, Del. Thirteen visual
sightings and one radar tracking of blue-white lights during two
July 23, 1952; Pottstown,
Pennsylvania. 8:40 a.m. Witnesses: the two-man crews of three
USAF F-94 jet interceptors. One large