27, 1961; Bark River, Michigan. 10:15 p.m. Witness: Mrs. LaPalm. One fiery-red,
round object, preceded by light rays, slowed and descended, while her dog
howled. Sighting lasted 10 minutes.
Spring, 1961; Kemah, Texas. Case missing from official files.
April 24, 1961; 200 miles SW of San Francisco, California (35' 50' N.,
125' 40 W.). 3:34 a.m. Witnesses: aircraft commander Capt. H.J. Savoy and
navigator lst Lt. M.W. Rand, on USAF RC-l2lD patrol plane. One reddish-white,
round object or light, similar to satellite. Observed for 8 minutes.
May 22, 1961; Tyndall AFB, Florida. 4:30 p.m. Witnesses: Mrs. A.J. Jones
and Mrs. R.F. Davis. One big silver dollar disc hovered and revolved, then
suddenly disappeared after 15 minutes.
June 2, 1961; Miyako Jima, Japan. 10:17 P.m. Witnesses: lst Lt. R.N.
Monahan and Hazeltine Electric Co. technical representative D.W. Mattison.
One blue-white light flew erratic course at varying speed, in an arc-like
path for 5 minutes.
July 7, 1961; Copemish, Michigan. 11 p.m. Witness: waitress Nannette
Hilley. One large ball flew slow, split into four after 45 minutes. Four
flew close formation, descended and flew away to the west. Total sighting
lasted 1 hour.
July ll, 1961; Springfield, Ohio. 7:45 p.m. Witnesses: ex-air navigator
G. Scott, Mrs. Scott, and neighbors. One round, bright light like shiny
aluminum, passed overhead in 20 minutes.
July 20, 1961; Houston, Texas. 88 a.m. Witnesses: Trans-Texas Airlines
Capt. A.V. Beather, flying DC-3, plus vague report from ground radar. Two
very bright white light or objects flew in trail formation for 30 minutes.
Aug. 12, 1961; Kansas City, Kansas. 9 p.m. Witnesses: college seniors
J.B. Furkenhoff and Tom Phipps. One very large oval object with a fin extending
from one edge to the center; like a sled with lighted car running boards.
Hovered at 50' altitude for 3-5 minutes, then flew straight up and east.
* September 19, 1961; After 10:00 PM. White Hills, NH. The Betty and
Barney Hill abduction incident. Report
Nov. 21, 1961; Oldtown, Florida. 7:30 p.m. Witnesses: C. Locklear and
Helen Hatch. One round, red-orange object flew straight up and faded after
Nov. 23, 1961; Sioux City, Iowa. 9:30 p.m. Witness: F. Braunger. One
bright red star flew straight and level for 15 minutes.
Dec. 13, 1961; Washington, D.C. 5:05 p.m. Witnesses: C.F. Muncy, ex-U.S.
Navy pilot W.J. Myers, and G. Weber. One dark diamond-shaped object with
a bright tip flew straight and level for 1-3 minutes.
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