July 1, 1952: Ft. Monmouth, NJ. Started with case where three people saw
two F-94's chasing UFOs. Radar-tracked two UFOs and observers reported
two shiny objects. Report
July 2, 1952; Tremonton, Utah. Warrant Officer Delbert C. Newhouse and
his family saw and filmed group of UFOs in broad daylight. The films, once
Top Secret, were studied by Air Force and Navy. Report
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 13, 1952; Nr. Washington, DC. 4 p.m. EDT. National Airlines plane
en route to National Airport, about 60 mi. SW of the city observed a blue-white
ball of light hovering to the west. Object then "came up to 11,000 ft.
(and) then maintained a parallel course, on the same level, at the same
speed, until the aircraft pilot turned on all lights. Object then departed
from the vicinity at an estimated 1000 mph.
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,
July 15, 1952; West Palm Beach, Florida. 10:10 p.m. Witnesses: J. Antoneff
and two other persons. One discus-shaped object, grayish, 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
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 16, 1952; Hampton Roads, Va. 10:00 p.m. EDT. Government aeronautical
research engineer observed two amber-colored lights approaching from the
south at about 500 m.p.h. These slowed and made a U-turn, revolved
around each other at a high rate of speed, then joined by two other objects
from different directions, the four sped off to the south at about 500
m.p.h. "They moved jerkily when moving slowly. Their ability to make
tight circling turns was amazing." (UFOE, p. 57; Ruppelt, p. 210-211, gives
time as 2100 hrs.)
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; Washington, DC. 2:00 a.m. EDT. Radio station chief
engineer observed 6-7 bright orange discs moving in single file. Each in
turn veered sharply upward and disappeared. (UFOE, p. 160; Associated Press
story, July 19.)
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 10 seconds.
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 18, 1952; Lac Chauvet, France. Photos of daylight disc. Analysis
demonstrated that "the disk was distant from the camera, flying along a
straight and horizontal trajectory, and was not a fabrication".
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 5-7 minutes.
* July 19/20, 1952. Washington, DC. ARTC at National Airport began picking
up unidentified targets on radar. (UFOE, p.160; AFOSI; Ruppelt, p.211)
Occurred again on 26/27th. Report
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 20, 1952; Herndon, Va. 1:00 a.m. EDT. Capital Airlines flight
from National Airport called by control tower to check on unidentified
radar targets saw three objects, and three more between there and Martinsburg,
W. Va. "like falling stars without tails [which] moved rapidly up, down,
and horizontally. Also hovered." Chief CAA air traffic controller Harry
Barnes later said in a newspaper interview: "His [the pilot's] subsequent
description of the movement of the objects coincided with the position
of our pips [radar targets] at all times while in our range." (UFOE, p.
159; AFOSI; CAA evaluation report on radar-UFO sightings.)
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
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 hours.July 23, 1952; Pottstown, Pennsylvania. 8:40 a.m. Witnesses:
the two-man crews of three USAF F-94 jet interceptors. One large silver
object, shaped like a long pear with two or three squares beneath it, flew
at 150-180 kts. (170-210 m.p.h.), while a smaller object, delta-shaped
or swept back, flew around it at 1,000-1,500 kts. (1,150-1,700 m.p.h.).
Seen by crews for 1-4 minutes.
July 23, 1952; Altoona, Pennsylvania. 12:50 p.m. Witnesses: two-man
crews of two USAF F-94 jet interceptors at 35-46,000' altitude. Three cylindrical
objects in a vertical stack formation flew at an altitude of 50-80,000'.
Seen for 20 minutes.
July 23, 1952; South Bend, Indiana. 11:35 p.m. Witness: USAF pilot Capt.
H. W. Kloth. Two bright blue-white objects flew together, then the rear
one veered off after about 9 minutes.
July 24, 1952; Carson Sink, Nevada. 3:40 p.m. Witnesses: two USAF Lt.
Colonels McGinn and Barton in a B-25 bomber. Three silver, delta-shaped
objects, each with a ridge along the top, crossed in front of and above
the B-25 at high speed, in 3-4 seconds. Report
July 26, 1952; Washington, D.C. 8 p.m. until after midnight. Witnesses:
radar operators at several airports, airline pilots. Many unidentified
blips tracked by radar all over Washington area, at varying speeds. Pilots
spotted unidentified lights. Report
July 26, 1952; Kansas City, Missouri. 12:15 a.m. Witnesses: USAF Capt.
H. A. Stone, men in control towers at Fairfax Field and Municipal Airport.
One greenish light with red-orange flashes was seen for 1 hour as it descended
in the northwest from 40* elevation to 10* elevation.
July 26, 1952; Andrews AFB, Maryland. This was a continuation of the
extensive sightings and radar tracking reports reported throughout the
Washington, D.C. area, all night long.
July 26, 1952; Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. 12:05 a.m. Witness: Airman
lst Class J.M. Donaldson. Eight to ten orange balls in a triangular or
V-formation flew very fast for 3-4 seconds.
July 26, 1952; Williams, California. Case missing from official files.
July 27, 1952; Selfridge AFB, Michigan. 10:05 a.m. Witnesses: three
B-29 bomber crewmen on ground. Many round, white objects flew straight
and level, very fast. Two at 10:05, one at 10:10, one at 10:15, one at
10:20. Each was seen for about 30 seconds.
July 27, 1952; Wichita Falls, Texas. 8:30 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs.
Adrian Ellis. Two disc-shaped objects, illuminated by a phosphorus light,
flew at an estimated l,000 m.p.h. for 15 seconds.
* July 28, 1952; Wisconsin/Minnesota. 2:30 a.m. USAF jets chased UFO
by ground radar, UFOs sped up and evaded interceptors. Speed 60-600 mph.
July 28, 1952; Heidelberg, West Germany. 10:20 p.m. Witnesses: Sgt.
B.C. Grassmoen, WAC Pfc. A.P. Turner. One saucer-shaped object having an
appearance of light metal and giving off shafts of white light, flew slow,
made a 90^ turn and climbed away fast after 4-5 minutes.
July 28, 1952; McGuire AFB, New Jersey. 6 a.m. Witness: Ground Control
Approach radar operator M/Sgt. W.F. Dees, and persons in the base control
tower. Radar tracked a large cluster of very distinct blips. Visual observation
was of oblong objects having neither wings nor tail, which made a very
fast turn and at one time were in echelon formation. Entire episode lasted
July 28, 1952; McChord AFB, Washington. 2:15 a.m. Witnesses: T/Sgt.
Walstead, S/Sgt. Calkins of the 635th AC&W Squadron. One dull, glowing,
blue-green ball, the size of a dime at arms' length, flew very fast, straight
July 29, 1952; Osceola, Wisconsin. 1:30 a.m. Witnesses: radar operators
on ground, pilot of F-5l Mustang in flight. Several clusters of up to 10
small radar targets and one large target. Small targets moved from southwest
to east at 50-60 kts. (60-70 m.p.h.), following each other. The large one
moved at 600 kts. (700 m.p.h.). One hour total time. Pilot confirmed one
July 29, 1952; Langley AFB, Virginia. 2:30 p.m. Witness: USAF Capt D.G.
Moore, of military air traffic control system. One undescribed object flew
at an estimated 2,600 m.p.h., below 5,000' altitude, toward the air base
for about 2 minutes.
July 29, 1952; Langley AFB, Virginia. 2:50 p.m. Witnesses: Mr. Moore,
Gilfillan electronics representative W. Yhope. One radar target tracked
moving away, stopped for 2 minutes, again moved very, very fast. Four minutes.
July 29, 1952; Merced, California. 3:44 or 4:35 p.m. Witnesses: Herbert
Mitchell and one employee. One dark, discus-shaped object, trailed by a
silvery light 2 lengths behind, tipped on its side, dove, hesitated and
then circled very fast during the 2 minute sighting.
July 29, 1952; Wichita, Kansas. 12:35 p.m. Witnesses: USAF shop employees
Douglas and Hess at Municipal Airport. One bright white circular object
with a flat bottom flew very fast, and then hovered 10-15 seconds over
the Cessna Aircraft Co. plant, during the 5 minute sighting.
July 29, 1952; Ennis, Montana. 12:30 p.m. Witnesses: USAF persons, alerted
that UFOs were coming from the direction of Seattle, Wash. Two to five
flat disc-shaped objects: one hovered 3-4 minutes, while the others circled
it. Sighting length of 30 minutes not explained further.
July 29, 1952; Central Michigan. Radar visual that raised some eyebrows.
July 30, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico. 11:02 p.m. Witness: USAF lst
Lt. George Funk. One orange light remained stationary for 10 minutes. No
further details in files.
July 30, 1952; San Antonio, Texas. 10 a.m. Witnesses: E.E. Nye and one
other person. One round, white object flew slow and then sped away after
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