Bluebook Part 4
Jan. 1, 1953; Craig, Montana. 8:45
p.m. Witnesses: Warner Anderson and two women. A silver,
saucer-shaped object with a red glowing bottom, flew low over a
river and then climbed fast in a horizontal attitude. Ten second
Jan. 8, 1953; Larson AFB,
Washington. 7:15 a.m. Witnesses: men from the 82nd
Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, including the squadron commander;
all were on the ground. One green, disc- shaped or round object
flew southwest for 15 minutes, with a vertically bobbing motion
and sideways movements, below clouds.
Jan. 10, 1953; Sonoma, California.
3:45 p.m. or 4 p.m. Witnesses: retired Col. Robert McNab, and
Mr. Hunter of the Federal Security Agency. One flat object, like
a pinhead, made three 360* right turns in 9 seconds, made abrupt
90* turns to the right and left, stopped, accelerated to
original speed and finally flew out of sight vertically after
Jan. 17, 1953; near Guatemala City,
Guatemala. 3:55 p.m. Witness: geologist/salesman J.J. Sackett.
One brilliant green-gold object, shaped like the Goodyear blimp
with its length twice its height, flew 400 m.p.h. straight and
level, stopped, then went straight up with one stop. Sighting
lasted 22 seconds.
Jan. 28, 1953; Pt. Mugu, California.
1 p.m. Witness: R.W. Love, owner of Love Diving Co., engaged in
retrieving radio- controlled drones. An 18-20 white, flat disc
flew straight and level, overhead, for 6 minutes.
Jan. 28, 1953; Corona, California.
6:05 p.m. Witness: USAF T/Sgt. George Beyer. Five 25 green
spheres flew in V-formation, then changed to trail formation at
which time the end objects turned red. Sighting lasted 12
Jan. 28, 1953; Albany, Georgia. No
time given. Witnesses: radar maintenance personnel. Radar
tracked one stationary target for 20 minutes. A visual sighting
about the same time was explained. No further information in the
Feb. 3, 1953; Keflavik, Iceland.
5:25 p.m. Witnesses: radar operators. Four unidentified targets
were tracked for 24 minutes. No further data.
Feb. 4, 1953; Yuma, Arizona. 1:50
p.m. Witness: U.S. Weather Bureau observer Stanley Brown, using
a theodolite. One white, oblong object was tracked flying
straight up, leveling off and being joined by a second, similar,
object. The second twice flew away and returned to the first.
After 5 minutes, both were lost to sight behind clouds.
Feb. 17, 1953; Port Austin.
Michigan. 10:04 p.m. Witnesses: two officers and three airmen of
USAF AC&W squadron, visually and by radar. Visual object
appeared to larger and brighter than a star and changed color;
it was seen to move slowly for 5 minutes until 10:09 p.m. Radar
picked up a target at 10:08 p.m. moving in a similar direction
for 17 minutes, at similar speed.
Feb. 20, 1953; Pittsburg-Stockton,
California. #1 time unknown; #2, 10:30 p.m. Witnesses: USAF B-25
bomber pilots. #1 was a bright yellow light seen for 8 minutes.
#2 was a bright light which flew on a collision course, dimmed
and climbed away fast.
Feb. 24, 1953; Sherman, Texas. 7:43
p.m. Witnesses: Warrant Officer and Mrs. Alden. Two bright red,
round objects with big halos flew in small circles, climbed and
faded during a 3-7 second sighting.
Feb. 27, 1953; Shreveport,
Louisiana. 11:58 a.m. Witness: USAF airman/private pilot. Five
yellow discs made circular turns, fluttered, three of them
vanished, the other two flew erratic square turns for a total of
March 11, 1953; Hackettstown, New
Jersey. 4 a.m. Witness: Mrs. Nina Cook, an experienced private
pilot and wife of a Pan Am flight engineer. A large light,
blinking at 10-15 times per minute, moved up and down along a
March 14, 1953; north of Hiroshima,
Japan. 11:45 p.m. Witnesses: radar and visual observation by 10
crew members of U.S. Navy P2V-5 patrol plane. Groups of 5-10
colored lights, totalling 90-100, slowly moved aft off the left
side of the airplane, as detected visually and by airborne radar
for 5 minutes.
March 21, 1953; Elmira, New York.
3:05 p.m. Witness: Ground Observer Corps observation post. Six
discs in a group flew high and fast for a few seconds.
March 25, 1953; San Antonio, Texas.
3:05 p.m. Witnesses: USAF Capt. and Mrs. D.E. Cox. Several
lights, some of which moved straight, others which made 360^
turns for 1.5 hours.
March 27, 1953; Mt. Taylor, New
Mexico. 7:25 p.m. Witness: pilot of USAF F-86 jet fighter at 600
kts. (700 m.p.h.). One bright orange circle flew at 800 kts.
(900 m.p.h.), and executed three fast rolls. Pilot chased object
for 4 minutes.
March 29, 1953; Spooner, Wisconsin.
3:45 p.m. Witness: L.C. Gillette. One aluminum, circular object
flew high and fast, twice reversing its course. Note: Mr.
Gillette saw a similar object in 1938. Fifteen second sighting.
April 8, 1953; Fukuoka, Japan. 7:55
p.m. Witness: lst Lt. D.J. Pichon, pilot of USAF F-94B jet
interceptor. One bright blue light descended, accelerated, flew
parallel to the F-94, increased its speed and blinked out after
April 15, 1953; Tucson, Arizona.
5:45 p.m. Witness: S/Sgt. V.A. Locey. Three orange lights were
seen for: 3 minutes, 30 seconds, and a few seconds.
May 1, 1953; Goose AFB, Labrador,
Canada. 11:35 p.m. Witnesses: pilot and radar operator of USAF
F-94 jet interceptor, and control tower operator. One white
light evaded interception attempt by F-94 during 30 minute
May 27, 1953; San Antonio, Texas.
8:30 p.m. Witnesses: many unidentified civilians, including
Jacobson. Nine separate meandering lights were seen during 15
June 21, 1953; Naha, Okinawa. 7 p.m.
Witnesses: Nine Japanese and Okinawan weather observers. One
unidentified light moved slowly for 20 minutes. No further data
June 22, 1953; Goose AFB, Labrador,
Canada. Z:lO a.m. Witnesses: pilot and radar operator of USAF
F-94 jet interceptor. One red light, flying at an estimated
1,000 kts. (1,100 m.p.h.) eluded the chasing F-94 after 5
June 24, 1953; Iwo Jima, Bonin
Islands. 11:30 p.m. Witnesses: crew of USAF KB-29 aerial tanker
plane. Radar tracked an unidentified target which twice
approached to within .5 miles of the airplane, and once to
within 6 miles, during a 2 minute observation.
June 24, 1953; Simiutak, Greenland.
11:30 a.m. Witness: weather observer A/2c R.A. Hill. One red
triangle hovered and rotated for 15 seconds, then climbed for 5
Aug. 3, 1953; Amarillo, Texas. 12:04
p.m. Witness: Airport control tower chief C.S. Brown. One round
and reflective or translucent object flew straight, stopped for
7 seconds, sped along, stopped again, was joined by a similar
object and they flew off in different directions, after a total
of 56 minutes.
Aug. 20, 1953; near Castle AFB,
California. 9:05 p.m. Witnesses: crew of TB-29 bomber/trainer
plane. One greyish oval object made four passes at the airplane
(three times at 10-20 miles distance), then dived vertically as
if two objects.
Aug. 27, 1953; Greenville,
Mississippi. 9:45 p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilot, M/Sgt., others,
all on the ground. One meandering light was observed for 50
minutes. No further details in file.
Sept. 2, 1953; Sidi Slimane AFB,
French Morocco. 9:14 p.m. Witnesses: Lt. Col. William Moore and
lst Lt. J.H. McInnis, Dec. 24, 1953; El Cajon, California. 8:04
a.m. Witnesses: U.S. Navy Lts. J.B. Howard and L.D. Linhard,
flying F9F-2 jet fighters. Ten silver, oval objects flew at more
than 400 kts. (450 m.p.h.), straight and level, for 5 minutes.
Dec. 28, 1953; Marysville,
California. 11:55 a.m. Witness: Yuba County Airport Manager Dick
Brandt. One saucer, with a brilliant blue light, reflecting on a
nearby building, hovered briefly during the 1.5 minute
Jan. 28, 1954; Rangeley, Maine.
110-10:15 a.m. Witness: Wilhelm Reich. Two bright lights moved
into valley, and were seen against the mountain background, for
Feb. 26, 1954; Newburyport,
Massachusetts. 2:30 p.m. Witnesses: architect R.M. Pierce,
marine engineer George Avery and one other person. One silver
disc, with a white trail, made a loud roar for 30-60 seconds.
March 2, 1954; vicinity of
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 10 p.m. Witness: research engineer R.C.
Swengel. Three objects, each with two lights, flew straight and
level at medium speed for an unknown length of time.
March 5, 1954; Nouasseur, French
Morocco. 8 p.m. Witnesses: crews of USAF KC-97 aerial tanker
planes. One object or light made passes at KC-97s, the other
flew straight and level. Sighting duration unknown.
March 12, 1954; Nouasseur, French
Morocco. 9:35 a.m. Witness: USAF lst Lt. Robert Johnson, flying
an F-86 jet fighter. He chased an object at more than 530 m.p.h.
for 30 seconds, but was unable to catch it. It appeared to be
the size of a fighter plane but had neither tanks nor trails.
April 8, 1954; Chicago, Illinois.
4:30 p.m. Witness: Lelah Stoker. One white round-topped disc,
with a humanoid suspended beneath it, skimmed over the water,
landed, and an occupant in a green suit walked around. It then
took off very, very fast. Sighting lasted 30 minutes.
April 23, 1954; Pittsfield, Maine.
9:30 a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Robinson. One silver
dollar-shaped object with a dome and a flashing light made a
sound like a swarm of bees. It hovered and tilted, flew
horizontally, then rose vertically without tilting. Stones
underneath it moved. Four minute sighting.
April 24, 1954; Hartland, Maine.
6:10 p.m. Witness: D. Robinson. One large, silver, oblong object
with a dome and a flashing light flew straight and level and
then straight up. Total of 15 minutes under observation.
April 26, 1954; Athens, Georgia.
7:35 p.m. Witnesses: C. Cartey, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hopkins and
their daughter. Fifteen to twenty yellow objects in a
V-formation, flew from south to north for 10 seconds.
May 10, 1954; Elsinore, California.
12:40 p.m. Witness: U.S. Marine Corps Squadron Leader D.R.
Higgin, flying an F3D-2 jet fighter. One dark gunmetal
delta-shaped object, 22 long and 10 wide, with a fin on the
top, descended at a 25-30 angle under the lead airplane of a
formation, and over the airplane of Higgin. Sighting lasted a
May 11, 1954; Washington, D.C. 10:45
p.m. Witnesses: three USAF.air policemen at Washington National
Airport. Two bright lights were seen on three occasions to fly
straight and level, make 90* turns and fade. Each sighting
lasted about 45 seconds.
May 22, 1954; LaPorte, Indiana. 9:15
p.m. Witnesses: highway engineer R.W. Dring, engineer Geert
Tibma. One bright light made a shallow climb for 45 seconds.
May 31, 1954; Concord, New
Hampshire. 10:15 a.m. Witness: Mrs. L.K. Stevens. One very
white, elongated object flew very, very fast, and then blinked
out after 8-10 seconds.
June 1, 1954; from 400 miles south
to Minneapolis, Minnesota. 9 p.m. Witnesses: crew of USAF B-47
jet bomber at 34,000 altitude. One object with running lights
flew at 24-44,000 altitude for 1 hour.
June 8, 1954; Texarkana, Texas. 1
a.m. or 2:30 a.m. (file not clear). Witness: L.T. Prewitt,
employee of Red River Arsenal. One golden yellow light flew over
his house, making a "shhh" or buzzing sound for 2 minutes. 9:09
p.m. Witness: USAF pilot
June 10, 1954; Estacado, Texas. 9:09
p.m. Witness: USAF pilot Capt. Bill McDonald, in flight. One
white light descended at 45^ from great altitude, passed under
his aircraft, made two 360 turns and went out after 30 seconds.
June 22, 1954; Miami Beach, Florida.
9 p.m. Witnesses: U.S. Marine Corps Maj. E. Buchser and Maj. J.V.
Wilkins. One meteor- like object descended, stopped, and became
extremely bright. Sighting lasted 7 minutes.
June 24, 1954; Danvers,
Massachusetts. 12:45 p.m. Witness: R.B. Tomer, director of
commercial engineering for CBS-Hytron. One white,
elliptical-shaped object covered 45^ of sky in 30 seconds.
June 25, 1954; Indian Lake, Ohio.
5:05 p.m. Witnesses: experienced private pilot John Mark, flying
Navion lightplane; radar at Dayton, Ohio airport, tracked very
fast target at same location. One silver or aluminum round
object with a flat bottom, raised front edge, inverted cone on
top, and a diameter of about 60. Flew horizontally, hovered,
made a high-G pull up and then a steep climb into an overcast.
Sighting lasted 3-5 minutes.
July 18, ; Normandy, Missouri. 8:40
p.m. Witness: A.T. Chamblin. One greenish-white disc was seen
for 30 minutes.
July 25, 1954; Middle Sister Island,
on U.S.-Canadian border in western Lake Erie. 7:12 p.m. Witness:
attorney L.B. Tussing. One black cylinder, 12 times long as
wide, moved fast along the surface of the lake.
July 30, 1954; Los Angeles,
California. 10:15 a.m. Witness: Hughes Aircraft test pilots
Englert and Peterson, flying a B-25 bomber. One metallic,
pencil-shaped object flew slowly or hovered for an unstated
length of time.
Aug. 2, 1954; Westlake, Ohio. 5:17
p.m. Witness: ex-AAF B-17 gunner (19 missions) N.E. Schroeder.
One thin, bright ellipse, like polished metal, hovered for 5-8
seconds, dropped down 3,000 in 3 seconds, hovered again and
faded out after a total of 20 seconds in view.
Aug 6, 1954; San Antonio, Texas. 6
p.m. Witness: mechanical engineer L.H. Hormer. One intensely
white elliptical light changed to yellow, then orange, then
pink, four or five times while flying straight and level for 5
Aug. 11, 1954; Yoron Jima, near
Okinawa. 8:55 p.m. Witness: P.L. Percharde, electrical engineer
and assistant manager of Moeller Shipwrecker Co., of Okinawa. A
line of blue lights, underneath. a blue circle with a black
center. Flew over ship and climbed, illuminating and agitating
Aug. 15, 1954; San Marcos, Texas.
10:20 p.m. Witnesses: USAF Maj. W.J. Davis, Capt. R.D. Sauers,
flying a C-47 transport plane. One dark blue oblong object paced
the C-47, veered away, then crossed in front of it. Five minute
Aug. 24, 1954; Egilstadir, Iceland.
8:30 p.m. Witness: one unnamed farmer. A cylinder, 2-2.5 long,
4-5 in diameter, made a loud whizzing sound, flew straight and
level fast, then slow, then fell into sandbar.
Aug. 26, 1954; Danville, Virginia.
6:15 a.m. Witness: Rev. W.L. Shelton. Two domed ellipses, 20
long, 8 thick, 10 at ends; glowing silver or orange. Hovered,
then climbed side-by- side while getting brighter. Observed for
Aug. 27, 1954; Dorchester,
Massachusetts. 1 p.m. Witness: E.A. Srazdes. Seven large, white,
teardrop-shaped objects turned blue. Flew in line formation and
increased speed during the 2 minute sighting.
Aug. 29, 1954; Prince Christian,
Greenland. 11:05 a.m. Witnesses: lst Officer H.G. Gardner,
engineer J.V.D. Whitisy, flying Royal Dutch Airlines DC-4 (PH-DBZ).
Three or four dark, lens-shaped objects veered north and changed
position in formation during the 10 minute sighting.
Sept. 4, 1954; Butler, Missouri. 3
a.m. Witness: J. Faltemeier, CAA communications specialist.
Twenty-thirty lights, as if on a string, flew straight and level
for 1.5 minutes.
Sept. 5, 1954; Butler, Missouri.
12:23 a.m. Witness: J. Faltemeier, CAA communications
specialist. One silver or white object with a slightly
swept-back leading edge and a following exhaust, flew straight
and level, then veered southwest to south after 30 seconds.
Sept. 18, 1954; Kimpo Air Base,
Japan. 5:55 a.m. Witnesses: two control tower operators, a
weather forecaster and a weather observer. One round object,
like polished aluminum, flew straight and level for 11-13
Sept. 21, 1954; Barstow, California.
1 a.m. Witnesses: two local policemen, four U.S. Marine Corps
police, one highway patrolman. One red-orange ball giving off
sparks, and a smaller light, made a zigzag descent and then
hovered. Total of 20 minutes.
Sept. 21, 1954; Santa Maria, Azores
Islands. 9:45 p.m. Witness: airport guard. One 10x5 light
metallic blue, pecan-shaped object with a clear glass or plastic
nose having a door, and with poles or aerials on the nose.
Humming or whining, it hovered, landed vertically, 50 away. A
blond man, 5 10" tall appeared, spoke in a strange language,
patted the guard on the shoulder, got in the object, hooked up
his harness, pushed a button, took off with the objects nose
pointed up, then levelled off and climbed vertically. Sighting
lasted 2-3 minutes.
Sept. 22, 1954; Marshfield,
Missouri. 9 a.m. Witnesses: private pilot J.N. Williams, E.J.
Ash. A thin, translucent tan asymmetrical boomerang-shaped
object revolved, then tumbled down behind some trees. Marks were
found in the dirt. Sighting lasted 15 minutes.
Sept. 23, 1954; Gatlinburg,
Tennessee. 9:45 a.m. Witness: Dave Owenby. Two bright silver,
wheel-shaped objects flew from north to south in trail for 2
Oct. 13, 1954; Nouasseur, French
Morocco. 10:05 a.m. Witness: weather observer, following a
balloon with his theodolite. One round, flat, silver object flew
straight and level for 30 seconds.
Oct. 15, 16 and 17, 1954;
Kingfisher, Oklahoma. 8:45 p.m. Fifty objects with illuminated
bottoms were seen flying in a V-formation, very fast, on
successive nights. Only data is on summary card.
Oct. 28, 1954; Miho Air Base, Japan.
5:32 p.m. Witnesses: USAF pilots Lt. Col. O.C. Cook and Lt. J.W.
Brown, on ground using 7x50 binoculars. One brilliant white,
round-oval object climbed in front of clouds, brightened, turned
90 to the north. Seen for 45 seconds.
Oct. 29, 1954; Terciera Islands,
Azores. 9 p.m. Witnesses: four Portuguese nationals. One object,
shaped like a stovepipe with a center bulge and short wings (10
long, 3 in diameter, 3 wings) having concave wingtips, and
grey colored. Made a gargling sound when hovering, then
disappeared in the glare of airplane landing lights. Sighting
lasted 4-5 minutes.
Nov. 15, 1954; Augusta, Maine. 44
p.m. Witness: N. Gallant, manager of radio station WFAV. Ten
gold, circular objects flew in vertical V-formation, straight
and level for 3 minutes.
Nov. 19, 1954; Corvallis, Oregon.
4:15 p.m. Witness: P.J. Gunn, assistant professor of art at
Oregon State University and ex-U.S. Navy aviation cadet. One
bright white light hovered 8.5-9 minutes, then crossed 20 of sky
in 3-3.5 minutes.
Nov. 28, 1954; Manilla, Phillipine
Islands. 10:50 a.m. Witness: one anonymous medical doctor. One
flat-bottomed, domed object (65-70 across, 18-20 high), bright
orange with yellow discs attached and an exhaust trail. Flew
north, stopped, reversed its course during 4 minute sighting.
Dec. 3, 1954; Gulfport, Mississippi
12:12 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Mellen. One translucent
grey, round, flat object rotated on its vertical axis at high
r.p.m. for 30 seconds.
Dec. 7, 1954; Cape Province, South
Africa. 1:15 p.m. Witness: weather officer, using a theodolite.
One white, semi-circular, flat object with a dome flew from west
to east, then turned north. Sighting lasted 7 minutes.
Jan, 1, 1955; Cochise, New Mexico.
6:44 a.m. Witnesses: instructor and student pilot in USAF B-25
bomber/trainer. A metallic disc, shaped like two pie pans
face-to-face, and 120- 130 in diameter, paced the B-25, showing
both its edge and its face, for 5-7 minutes. Only item in case
file was summary form.
Jan. 26, 1955; Lakeland, Florida.
6:15 p.m. Witness: J.M. Holland. A black smoke trail made a
circle. There was an explosion and some objects fell. No further
information in file.
Feb.l, 1955; 20 miles east of
Cochise, New Mexico. 7:55 p.m. Witnesses: Instructor Capt. D.F.
Ritzdorf, aviation cadet F.W. Miller in TB-25 bomber/trainer.
One red and white ball hovered off the left wing of the TB-25
for 5 minutes, then made a very fast climb. Total time of
sighting was 8 minutes.
Feb. 2, 1955; Miramar Naval Air
Station, California. 11:50 a.m. Witness: USN Cmdr. J.L.
Ingersoll. One highly polished sphere, with reddish-brown
coloring, fell, then instantly accelerated to 1,000-1,500 m.p.h.
Feb. 10, 1955; Bethesda, Maryland.
10:03 p.m. Witness: E.J. Stein, model maker at U.S. Navy ship
design facility. One object, shaped like a small portion of the
bottom of the Moon, with a radiant yellow color, hovered for 30
seconds. Its bottom changed to a funnel shape. Total sighting
lasted 1.5-2 minutes.
April 30, 1955; Travis County,
Texas. 7:30 a.m. Witness USAF Wing Intelligence Officer Maj.
L..J. Pagozalski. Four black objects in a cluster made a
whooshing sound like a zephyr. Sighting lasted 2-3 seconds.
May 4, 1955; Keflavik, Iceland.
12:38 p.m. Witnesses: Lt. Col. E.J. Stealy, lst Lt. J.W. Burt.
About 10 round, white objects, one of which left a brief smoke
trail, flew in an irregular formation, some of them making
erratic movements during the 5-8 second sighting.
May 23, 1955; Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Midnight. Witnesses: USAF Airman/Basic I.J. Shapiro and E.C.
Ingber. During a 5 minute period, two slender, vertical
rectangles were seen low on the horizon, and two ovals with tops
(dark, with dark blue illumination) flew higher.
July 29, 1955; Columbus, Nebraska.
10:45 p.m. Witness: Morrice Raymond. Four orange flashing lights
and one whIte flashing light moved up and down like yo-yos for
Aug. 11, 1955; Iceland. 11:45 a.m.
Witness: 2nd Lt. E.J. Marlow. Twelve grey objects, from cigar to