24, 1947; 3:00 PM. Nr. Mt. Ranier, WA. Kenneth Arnold's sighting. Observed
from his airplane, he reported nine shiny objects in reverse echelon.
June 24, 1947; Cascade Mountains, Washington. Prospector observed group
of daylight discs overhead, compass wavered. Same time as Arnold case.Report
July, 1947; Roswell, New Mexico. The controversial, but very compelling
report of a crashed flying saucer and the recovery of the craft and occupants.
July 3, 1947; Harborside, Maine. 2:30 p.m. EDT. Witness: astronomer
John Cole of South Brooksville, Me. Watched 10-15 seconds while ten very
light objects, with two dark forms to their left, moved like a swarm of
bees to the northwest. A loud roar was heard.
July 4, 1947; over Emmet, Idaho. 8:17 p.m. PDT. Witnesses: United Air
Lines Capt. E.J. Smith, First Officer Ralph Stevens, Stewardess Marty Morrow.
Watched for 12-15 minutes while four objects with flat bottoms and rough
tops moved at varying speeds, with one high and to the right of the others.
July 6, 1947; Fairfield-Suisan Air Base, California. Daytime. Witnesses:
Army Air Forces Capt. and Mrs. James Burniston. Watched for 1 minute while
one object having no wings or tail rolled from side-to-side three times
and then flew away very fast to the southeast.
July 7, 1947; Rhodes Photo. William Rhodes of Phoenix, Arizona allegedly
saw a disk circling his locality during sunset and took two photographs.
The resulting pictures show a disk-like object with a round front and a
square tail in plan form. These photographs have been examined by experts
who state they are true photographic images and do not appear to be imperfection
in the emulsion or imperfections in the lens.
July 8, 1947; Muroc Air Base, California. 9:30 a.m. PDT. Witnesses:
lst Lt. Joseph McHenry, T/Sgt Ruvolo, S/Sgt Nauman, Miss Janette Scotte.
Watched for an unstated length of time while two disc-shaped or spherical
objects--silver and apparently metallic--flew a wide circular pattern,
and then one of them later flew a tighter circle. Report
July 9, 1947; Meridian, Idaho. 12:17 p.m. PDT. Witness: Idaho statesman
aviation editor and former (AAF) B-29 pilot Dave Johnson. Watched for more
than 10 seconds from an Idaho Air National Guard AT-6 while a black disc,
which stood out against the clouds, made a half-roll and then a stair-step
July 10, 1947; Harmon Field, Newfoundland, Canada. Between 3 and 5 p.m.
local time. Witnesses: three ground crewmen, including Mr. Leidy, for Pan
American Airways. Watched briefly while one translucent disc- or wheel-shaped
object flew very fast, leaving a dark blue trail and then ascended and
cut a path through the clouds.
July 29, 1947; Hamilton Air Base, California. 2:50 p.m. PDT. Witnesses:
Assistant Base Operations Officer Capt. William Rhyerd, ex-AAF B-29 pilot
Ward Stewart. Watched for unknown length of time while two round, shiny,
white objects with estimated 15-25 foot diameters, flew 3-4 times the apparent
speed of a P-80, also in sight. One object flew straight and level; the
other weaved from side-to-side like an escort fighter.
Sept. 3, 1947; Oswego, Oregon. 12:15 p.m. PDT. Witness: housewife Mrs.
Raymond Dupui. Watched for unknown length of time as 12-15 round, silver
objects flew an unstated pattern.
Oct., 1947; Dodgeville, Wisconsin. 11 unnamed civilian man. Watched
for 1 hour while an undescribed object flew counterclockwise circles.
Oct. 14, 1947; 11 mi. NNE of Cave Creek, Arizona. Noon MDT. Witnesses:
ex-AAF fighter pilot J.L. Clark, civilian pilot Anderson, third man. Watched
45-60 seconds while one 3-foot "flying wing"-shaped object, which looked
black against the white clouds and red against the blue sky, flew straight
at an estimated 380 m.p.h., at 8-10,000 feet, from NW to SE.
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