Bluebook Part 6
Oct. 23, 1963; Meridian, Idaho. 8:35
p.m. Witnesses: several unnamed students, including Gordon. One
object shaped like a circle from below and like a football from
the side, hovered low over the observers, making a deep,
pulsating, loud, extremely irritating sound, for 6 minutes.
Oct. 24, 1963; Cupar Fife, Scotland.
No time given. Witnesses: A. McLean (12) and G. McLean (8). One
light moved for an unspecified length of time. No further
details in files. Note: Project Blue Book chief Maj. H.
Quintanilla told the youngsters, in a letter, that this was "one
of the most complete" of the unexplained cases for the year.
Dec. 11, 1963; McMinnville, Oregon.
7 a.m. Witness: W.W. Dolan, professor of mathematics and
astronomy, and dean of the faculty of Linfield College. One
bright, star-like light hovered, slowed, dimmed and flashed in 1
Dec. 16, 1963; 800 miles north of
Midway Island (40* N., 175* 54’ W.). 5:05 p.m. Witness:
unspecified persons aboard a military aircraft. One white light
blinked 2-3 times per second as it moved very fast across the
sky for 15 seconds.
April 3, 1964; Monticello,
Wisconsin. 9 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. R. Wold (he was a
graduate student in anthropology). Four huge red lights in a
rectangular formation, with a white light above, were near the
ground, tilted and flew away after 3-4 minutes.
April 11, 1964; Homer, New York.
6:30 p.m. Witnesses: physiotherapist W.B. Ochsner and wife. Two
cloud-like objects darkened; one shot away and returned during
the 30-45 minute sighting.
April 24, 1964; Socorro, New Mexico.
5:45 p.m. Witness: Socorro policeman Lonnie Zamora. Watched
object with flame underneath descend toward the desert. Two
small humanoids observed near vertical oval on ground. Later
watched object take off with a roar, go silent and fly away.
Burning and charred brush found at landing sight.
May 9, 1964; Chicago, Illinois.
10:20 p.m. Witness: J.R. Betz, U.S. District Court reporter.
Three light green crescent-shaped objects, about half the
apparent size of the Moon, flew very fast in tight formation
from east to west, oscillating in size and color for 3 seconds.
May 18, 1964; Mt. Vernon, Virginia.
5:15 p.m. Witness: civil engineer F. Meyers. One small, glowing
white oval split twice after moving from the right of the Moon
around to the left. Sighting lasted 17 minutes.
May 26, 1964; Cambridge,
Massachusetts. 7:43 p.m. Witness: P. Wankowicz, RAF pilot and
ex-Smithsonian satellite tracker. One thin, white ellipsoid (3.5
times as long as wide) flew straight and level for 3-4 seconds.
May 26, 1964; Pleasantview,
Pennsylvania. 11 p.m. Witness: Rev. H.C. Shaw. One yellow-orange
light, shaped like the bottom of a ball, was spotted in a field
and chased down the road for 2 miles.
June 13, 1964; Toledo, Ohio. 9:15
p.m. Witness: B.L. English, announcer for radio station WTOD.
Three glowing white spheres, glowing red on their sides, moved
slow, hovered and then moved in circles very fast, all the while
making a low, rumbling sound.
July 16, 1964; 15 miles south of
Houghton Lake, Michigan. 11:15 p.m. Witness: Northern Air
Service pilot K. Jannereth. Four white lights in a stepped-up
echelon formation, were joined by two more. They closed in on
the airplane, then rapidly slowed nd flew along with it for a
total of 5 minutes.
July 20, 1964; Littleton, Illinois.
4:45 a.m. Witness: J.J. Winkle. One 60’ diameter round-topped,
flat-bottomed object with a long acetylene-colored flame
shooting downward, flew straight and level, made a half loop,
then rose up. Sighting lasted l minute.
July 27, 1964; Norwich, New York.
7:30 p.m. Witness: Duabert, engineering supervisor. One aluminum
sphere with a luminous ring, remained stationary for 4-5
July 27, 1964; Denver, Colorado.
8:20 p.m. Witness: A. Borsa. One white ball of fire, the size of
a car, climbed slowly, then speeded up. Sighting lasted 2-3
Aug. 10, 1964; Wake Island. 5:16
a.m. Witnesses: aircraft commander Capt. B.C. Jones and
navigator lst Lt. H.J. Cavender, in parked USAF C-124 transport
plane. One reddish, blinking light approached the runway,
stopped and made several reverses during 2 minutes.
Aug. 15, 1964; New York, New York.
1:20 a.m. Witness: S.F. D’Alessandro. One 10’x5’ bullet-shaped
object with wavy lines on the rounded front part and six pipes
along the straight rear portion, made a "whishhh" sound.
Witness’ dog growled during . sighting.
Aug. 15, 1964; Yosemite National
Park, California. 8:15 a.m. Witnesses: E.J. Haug, of the San
Francisco Orchestra and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music;
and C.R. Bubb, a high school mathematics teacher. Three bright
silver, round objects, in a stack formation, flew very fast,
changing positions within the formation. The sound of rushing
air was heard during the 3-4 second sighting.
Aug. 18, 1964; Atlantic Ocean, 200
miles east of Dover, Delaware. 12:35 a.m. Witnesses: Maj. D.W.
Thompson and First Pilot lst Lt. J.F. Jonke, on a USAF C-124
transport plane. One round, blurred, reddish-white object was on
a collision course with the C-124 from ahead and below. The
airplane evaded the object. Sighting las ted 2 minutes.
Sept. 10, 1964; Cedar Grove, New
Jersey. 7:09 p.m. Witness: chemist P.H. DePaolo. Four white
lights, 3-4 apart, were seen to the north, going west for 45
Nov. 14, 1964; Menominee Falls,
Wisconsin. 9:40 p.m. Witnesses: Dr. G.R. Wagner, MD; and two
girls. Three dim, reddish lights flew through a 160^ arc in 5-6
Nov. 19, 1964; 1,400 miles east of
Tokyo, Japan (34’ 55’ N., 164* 05’ E.). Witnesses: unidentified
military persons. One bright white flashing light was travelling
from horizon to horizon in 20 seconds.
Jan, 23, 1965; Williamsburg,
Virginia. 8:40 a.m. Witness: Mr. T.F. Mains. One mushroom or
lightbulb-shaped object, 75-80’ high, 25’ diameter on top and
l0’ bottom diameter; metallic grey with a red-orange glow on the
near side and a blue glow on the far side. The object made a
sound like a vacuum cleaner. The witness’ car electrical system
was affected as the object moved away at an altitude of 4’. The
sighting lasted 25 seconds.
March 4, 1965; Corvallis, Oregon.
9:23 p.m. Witness: W.V. Harrison. Three lights rose from the
ground, several seconds apart. The next day, an oily spot was
found at the site.
March 8, 1965; Mt. Airy, Maryland.
7:40 p.m. Witness: J.H. Martin, instrument maker for U.S. Bureau
of Standards. Six lights flew overhead slowly for 3 minutes.
April 4, 1965; Keesler AFB,
Mississippi. 4:05 a.m. Witnesses: USAF A/2c Corum, a weather
observer; confirmation by college student R. Pittman not clear
from available data. One 40’ black, oval object with four lights
along the bottom, flew in and out of the clouds for 15 seconds.
May 7, 1965; Oxford, Michigan. 7:30
p.m. Witness: M.E. Marshall. One light, like a satellite, split
into two parts, one of which was copperish color, then two more
joined up. One object may have been tumbling. Sighting lasted 1
July 6, 1965; Kiel, Wisconsin. 9:30
p.m. Witness: Mrs. E.R. Hayner. One flashing light, like a
satellite, was seen for less than 1 minute. No further data was
in the files.
July 25, 1965; Castalia, Ohio. 9:15
p.m. Witness: amateur astronomer M.D. Harris, 16. One bright
blue star crossed 90 of sky in 10-15 seconds.
Aug. 4, 1965; Dallas, Texas. 9:30
p.m. Witness: J.A. Carter, 19. One light flew fast, straight and
level for 12 seconds. No further data in files.
Aug. 4, 1965; Tinley Park, Illinois.
11:35 p.m. Witnesses: two unnamed 14 year olds. One light moved
around the sky for 16-17 seconds. No further data in files.
Aug. 19, 1965; Cherry Creek New
York. 8:20 p.m. Witnesses: Mrs. William Butcher, son Harold, 17,
and children. A large elliptical object, with a reddish vapor
underneath, came close to the ground, then shot straight up into
the clouds a few seconds later. Radio drowned out by static, a
tractor engine stopped. When the object was on the ground, a
steady beeping sound could be heard. Afterwards, a strange odor
was noticed, and the next day, a purplish liquid, 2"x2" marks
and patches of singed grass were found at the site. A bull
bellowed and tried to break its bonds.
Aug. 30, 1965; Urbana, Ohio. 10:30
p.m. Witnesses: M.A. Lilly, N. Smith, T. Nastoff. One white
ball, 5-8’ in diameter and trailed by a 2-3’ light, hit the road
100’ in front of the witness’ car, bounced and flew away.
Sighting lasted 3-4 seconds.
Sept. 3, 1965; Exeter, New
Hampshire. 2 a.m. Witnesses: Exeter Patrolmen Eugene Bertrand,
Jr. and David Hunt, and Norman Muscarello. One large, dark,
elliptical object with a row of red lights around it, moved
slowly and erratically around houses and trees, while lights
blinked in sequence. Farm animals were very noisy. Sighting
lasted about 1 hour.
Sept. 3, 1965; Damon, Texas. 11 p.m.
Witnesses: Brazoria County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Billy McCoy
and Deputy Robert Goode. One triangular object, 150-200’ long,
40-50’ thick at middle and dark grey, with a long, bright,
pulsing, purple light on the right side and a long blue light on
the left side. Came from distance to 150’ off highway and 100’
in the air. Purple light illuminated ground beneath object and
interior of police car. Driver felt heat on his left arm.
Initial sighting lasted 5-10 minutes. Second sighting.occurred
later that night.
Sept. 25, 1965; Chisholm, Minnesota.
9:55 a.m. Witness: Bett Diamon. Five orange lights in a row flew
fast and made an abrupt turn during the 1 minute sighting.
Sept. 25, 1965; Rodeo, New Mexico.
10 p.m. Witnesses: Dr. George Walton, physical chemist, and
wife. Two round white objects flew side-by-side, at 30-50’
altitude, pacing the witnesses’ car for 6 minutes.
Oct. 4, Middletown, Ohio. Wiitness:
Tucker. Case missing from official files.
Feb. 2, 1966; Salisbury, North
Carolina. 11:15 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Wise. One
silver, diamond-shaped object with several balls constantly in
very fast motion around it, and much light. Object hovered over
the trees for 3-4 minutes, while a dog barked, and then zipped
out of sight. Sighting lasted 1 hour.
Feb. 6, 1966; Nederland, Texas. 5:45
a.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. K.R. Gulley. One yellow, lighted
object at 500; altitude and a pulsating red glow on the lawn.
The house lights went out, and high frequency bothered the
witnesses’ ears. Sighting lasted 5-10 minutes.
March 20, 1966; Miami, Florida..
12:15 a.m. Witness: USAF Res. Maj. K.C. Smith, employee of NASA
at Cape Kennedy. One pulsating light which varied from white to
intense blue made a jerky ascent and then rapidly accelerated
away to the north after 5 minutes.
March 22, 1966; Houston, Texas. 1:30
a.m. Witness: S.J. Musachia. White flashing lights, and the air
full of smoke. Lit up witness’ apartment. Sound of "yen " heard
up close during 4 minute sighting.
March 23, 1966; Temple, Oklahoma.
5:05 a.m. Witness: W.E. Laxson. One large object, like a
wingless C-124 transport plane; 75’ long, 8’ high and 12’ wide;
with a bubble canopy on top. Sat on highway, a man dressed in
military work clothes entered, and it rose after about 40
March 26, 1966; Texhoma, Oklahoma.
Midnight. Witnesses: Mrs. P.N. Beer and Mrs. E. Smith. One
flashing light buzzed their car from the front then hovered.
Sighting lasted l0 minutes.
April 5, 1966; Alto, Tennessee.
11:55 p.m. Witness: W. Smith. One oval object with a dark top,
appeared cone-shaped when moving. It made a high-frequency noise
during the 2.5 hour sighting.
April 5, 1966; Lycoming, New York. 3
a.m. Witness: Lillian Louis. One vapor-like sphere hovered and
spun at low altitude, shooting its exhaust onto the ground
below. Sighting of 1 minute.
April 30, 1966; Sacramento,
California. 3:15 a.m. Witness: Anita Miller. One light moved
around the sky for 2.5 hours. No further detail in files.
May 7, 1966; Goodfellow AFB, Texas.
9:55 p.m. Witness: A/3c W.L. Whitehead. One short, cylindrical
object with pointed ends and a yellow light at one end and blue
light at the other, flew straight and level for 35 seconds.
June 6, 1966; Spooner, Wisconsin.
9:30 p.m. Witness: Dorothy Gray. Two domed discs with sparkling
upper surfaces and square windows in their tops, revolved above
a lake, apparently causing strange behavior of the lake water
during the 25 second sighting.
June 8, 1966; Kansas, Ohio. 6:45
a.m. Witness: Max Baker. One bright silver, cigar-shaped object,
as long as an airliner, buzzed the witness’ car. Sighting lasted
June 18, 1966; Burnsville, North
Carolina. 12:30 a.m. Witnesses: members of a Boy Scout group,
including Sterrett. One bell-shaped object with three flashing
red lights hovered for 5 hours and was then joined by six
June 27, 1966; 400 miles east of
Wake Island (19* N., 172* E.). 4 a.m. Witness: Radio Officer
Steffen Soresen, of the S/ Mt. Vernon Victory. One "cloud"
expanded with a light inside, and then accelerated away after
July l1, 1966; Union, Pennsylvania.
7:45 p.m. Witnesses: Carl Wood and Charles Hawthorne. One large
(100’ wide, 20’ high) bright red object with small windows and
yellow lights. The object emitted a humming noise, seemingly
from the outside, and a qrinding noise which seemed to come from
inside. Observed for 1 hour.
July 25, 1966; Vanceboro, North
Carolina. 1 a.m. Witness: college student James Clark. One
object which changed color from orange to red to blue to green
and back to orange. Followed witness’ car at high speed, then
stopped and hovered over the car. Rose and flew up and out of
sight in less than 5 seconds. Entire sighting involved about 1
July 31, 1966; Presque Isle State
Park, Pennsylvania. 7:25 p.m. Witnesses: Douglas Tibbetts, 16;
Betty Klem, 16; Anita Haifley, 22; and Gerald Labelle, 29.
Square or hexagonal object with edges lit or reflecting light,
came tumbling down from right to left. Stopped 5-10’ above the
beach and settled heavily down; circle of spotlights at top were
visible when it was on the ground. Sighting lasted 5 minutes. .
Aug. 19, 1966; Donnybrook, North
Dakota. 4:50 p.m. Witness: U.S. Border Patrolman Don Flickenger.
Round disc with domed top, 30’ in diameter and 15’ high, colored
white, silvery or aluminum. Moved across a valley from the
southeast, hovered over a reservoir, appeared to land in a small
field, then rose up into clouds very rapidly. Sighting lasted 5
Aug. 23, 1966; Columbus, Ohio. 77
p.m. Witnesses: Broomall and Gilpin. One circular, luminous
white object split into five objects and all streaked away
toward the west. Sighting lasted 15 minutes.
Aug. 26, 1966; Gaylesville, Alabama.
8:50 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. Funk and their three children.
A cluster of four small, glowing, orange-yellow lights in a
triangular formation, moved from east to west for 4.5 minutes.
Sept. 1, 1966; Willsboro, New York.
2:45 p.m. Witness: T.H. Ridman. One oval object with lights that
flashed red and white and occasionally blue, travelled west,
then disappeared downward. It returned, several minutes later,
at which time a loud noise was heard. The entire sighting lasted
Sept. 6, 1966; Suffolk County AFB,
New York. 6:50 p.m. Witnesses: Stahl and Ladesic. One white
cylinder of light came from the east at high speed, stopped and
hovered for 3 minutes, and then turned and slowly disappeared.
Sighting lasted 8 minutes.
Sept. 9, 1966; Franklin Springs, New
York. 9 p.m. Witness: Jacobson. One solid object, larger than an
army tank, with lights all around it, made a low humming sound
and disappeared into woods at the end of the 30 minute sighting.
Sept. 13, 1966; Gwinner, North
Dakota. 7:30 a.m. Witness: Rotenberger. One silvery-grey ellipse
with a clear bubble protruding from its top, hovered about a
mile away, then landed within 300 yards and took off very fast.
It made a low-pitched whine during the 5 minute sighting.
Sept. 28, 1966; Wilmington, Ohio.
3:38 p.m. Witness: Clarke. Three round, oval-shaped,
aluminum-colored objects with rotating rings around them. Two
remained stationary, while the third varied its altitude during
the 90 second sighting.
Oct. 5, 1966; Osceola, Wisconsin.
Witnesses: several members of one family. One small, bright
orange, moon-shaped object remained stationary in the northeast
for about 20 minutes, then suddenly took off very fast to the
Oct. 23, 1966; Southhampton, Long
Island, New York. 6 p.m. Witness: Mr Acquino. One object with
arms in front of it which sparkled like an arc-light. Traveled
south along some power lines, then turned southwest. Made a
slight humming sound during the 4 minute sighting.
Oct. 26, 1966; Cold Bay Air Force
Station, Alaska. No time given. Witness: civilian control tower
operator Ralston. One white object approached runway at 50’
altitude. Runway lights were then turned on, and object
accelerated and climbed away so fast that witness was unable to
use binoculars. Sighting lasted 3 seconds.
Nov. 8, 1966; Saginaw, Michigan. At
night. Witness: college graduate Annis. A group of lights that
flashed and changed color hung stationary, almost touching the
road, and would abruptly vanish during the 5 minute sighting.
Dec. 25, 1966; Monroe, Oregon. 33
a.m. Witnesses: civilians and military persons. Three round
objects, as large as cars, gave off vapor, then became three
bright reddish-orange lights. Blast at beginning of 90 minute
sighting pushed one witness against a car.
Feb. 6, 1967; Odessa, Delaware. 8:45
p.m. Witnesses: Donald and Marie Guseman. One large,
Saturn-shaped object--5O’ in diameter and 20’ high--with two
bright lights, a green light on one side and a red light on the
other. Hovered motionless over the trees, then slowly moved
north and suddenly disappeared after 2 minutes.
Feb. 12, 1967; Grand Rapids,
Michigan. 3:40 a.m. Witness: Mr. Lou Atkinson. Four fluorescent,
football-shaped objects, a dull, almost grey luminous color;
flew northeast in a very rigid formation for 4-10 seconds. Made
a chirping noise.
Feb. 16, 1967; Stoughton, Wisconsin.
9:11 p.m. Witness: Miss Lynn Marsh. One light with faded edges
seemed to follow observer in her car for 5-6 minutes.
Feb. 20, 1967; Oxford, Wisconsin.
3:10 a.m. Witness: USAF veteran/truck driver Stanton Summer. One
orange-red object flew parallel to truck for 2 minutes.
Feb. 27, 1967; Grand Haven,
Michigan. 8:19 p.m. Witnesses: Sheriff Grysen, wife and others.
Large white light, with smaller red and green lights seen to the
sides. Made almost instantaneous 90^ turn to left, shot out over
road and stopped, moving too fast to follow. Sighting lasted 1
hour, 11 minutes.
March 6, 1967; Benton Harbor,
Michigan. 12:01 a.m. Witnesses: Jerome Wolanin, assistant news
director of radio station and former policeman, and wife. One
round saucer or oval-shaped object with red, green and yellow
lights around bottom rim which pulsated red. Flew level, east to
west, and was joined by second object from west. First object
opened top, second came over and hovered for 30 seconds and
disappeared. Sighting lasted more than 40 minutes. Objects made
March 6, 1967; Galesburg-Moline,
Illinois. 4:25 a.m. Witness: Deputy Sheriff Frank Courson. One
object shaped like a rubber cup which is placed under furniture
leg, with a dome set in the cup. Bottom of object spun rapidly,
rim pulsated red. Approached witness and passed overhead at low
altitude, making a hieeing sound.
March 9, 1967; Galesburg, Illinois.
7:10 p.m. Witnesses: two housewives. One object shaped like a
pancake with a rounded top; object was pulsating red, with red
lights around its rim. Approached witnesses and seemed to
explode with a brilliant white light that lasted 10 seconds and
almost blinded them. Then it accelerated to the north and
March 9, 1967; Onawa, Iowa. 9:05
p.m. Witness: Jack Lindley. One bright white, saucer-shaped
object, as big as a jet airliner, flew straight and fast to the
east for 2 minutes.
March 22, 1967; Wapello, Iowa. 10:20
p.m. Witness: Douglas Eutsler, 15. Fluorescent, solid,
multicolored lights stood still, then flew away at high speed
after 1 minute.
March 24, 1967; Belt, Montana. 99
p.m. Witness: truck driver Ken Williams. One dome-shaped object,
emitting a bright light, landed in a ravine. As the witness
approached, it took off and settled back, hidden from the
highway. Sighting lasted several minutes.
March 26, 1967; New Winchester,
Ohio. 4 p.m. Witnesses: man, woman, three boys. One oval object,
which looked like copper or brass with the sun shining on it,
flew from southeast to northwest with tumbling motion for 30
May 17, 1967; Rural Hall, North
Carolina. 8:30 p.m. Witness: Red Ledford. One round,
orange-colored object, similar in size to a small aircraft,
zigzagged back and forth over a jet that was heading northeast
for 5 minutes.
June 24, 1967; Austin, Texas. 3:12
a.m. Witness: artist Ray Stanford. One solid, blue-white,
elliptical object flew from northwest to northeast and stopped,
seemingly in response to flashlight signal, for 1.5 minutes. The
object then proceeded along its original path at high speed and
disappeared behind clouds. Sighting lasted 9 minutes.
June 29’ 1967; Scotch Plains, New
Jersey. 1:30 a.m. Witness: truck driver Damon Brown. One
oyster-shaped object--2OO’ wide, and 25-30’ thick--with a huge
red light at each end and one on the bottom, and a row of blue
lights along the bottom. Circled m.n aircraft, hovering then
moving rapidly, and then followed the witness’ car for about
500’, veered south and departed at great speed after 8-10
July 10, 1967; Lizelia, Mississippi.
5:50 p.m. Witness: golf pro Harold Washington (Capt, USMC,
ret.). One object with a dome, the top colored gunmetal blue,
the bottom the color of old lead. Moved east, crossed the
highway tilted upward, moved to the right, accelerated and
disappeared into the clouds after 3-5 seconds. Object made a
Oct. 18, 1967; Lake Charles,
Louisiana. 9 p.m. Witness: John Herbert. One bright, fiery ball
flashed four times while moving east, just above the tree tops.
Sighting lasted 1 minute.
Feb. 9, 1968; Groveton, Missouri.
4:20 a.m. Witness: Mr. R.W. Bland. One object, 100’ in diameter,
with concave sides having "portholes" in the center of each gave
off yellow-green light. Hovered 25’ above ground, then moved
rapidly toward the southwest. Gave off pulsating sound, like a
length of wire whirled at high speed above the head. Sighting
lasted 1-5 minutes.
Sept. 15, 1968; near Ocala, Florida.
9:30 p.m. Witness: missionary pilot Jay Cole, flying a Beech
C-45 twin-engined utility plane. One light performed aerobatics
for 15 minutes and then vanished. A second light appeared,
heading toward them on a collision course, made a 90* turn and
disappeared. Later, ground radar told them a target was
following them. Sightings lasted 15 minutes.
Nov. 23, 1968. Newton, Georgia. 8:05
p.m. Witness: Mr. Jones, accountant. One oblong light, 120-150’
wide. Hovering 75’ above the ground, it emitted a beam that lit
the ground. Radio gave off static, then car engine stopped.
Light flew away vertically and car engine restarted itself.
Sighting lasted 3-4 minutes.
Jan. 17, 1969; Crittenden, Virginia.
3:24 a.m. Witness: Mr. Roman Lupton, test facility mechanic.
Several amber lights--one of them blinking--in an elliptical
formation, flew forward slowly while moving up and down, then
turned and disappeared after 2 minutes. Made a humming sound.