DISTANT ENCOUNTER Case Directory
Category 1, Nocturnal Lights & Daylight Discs
Preliminary Rating: 5
|Distant Encounters may seem
less interesting at first, but many times they augment the value of
other incidents. Technically speaking, though, these are cases
where the object is farther than 500' and where depth perception
doesn't increase the value with large objects. Some of best UFO
encounters are considered distant only by definition.
This is apparently case #2 of Major Dewey Fournet's "motions study" UFOs cases as presented to the Robertson Panel in January of 1953, whereby he deduced that UFOs were guided by intelligence and the flight characteristics indicated that the intelligence was beyond "us". It is alsocase #15, on the official clearance list. of 41 formerly classified Air Technical Intelligence UFO reports cleared for Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe by Albert M. Chop, Air Force Press Desk.
May 13, 1952; Greenville, So. Carolina (BBU)
10:33 p.m. (EST). Mr. James Richardson and 3 other amateur astronomers set up telescopes at dark area of Furman University when they saw a diamond formation of 4 oval reddish-yellow or reddish-brown luminous objects nearly overhead and disappeared after 3 secs motion through 12° arc [or at 12° elevation?]. Apparent size of half dollar at arms length, 1/.4 turned and wobbling in flight. (BB Status Rpt; FUFOR Index)
Detailed reports and documents
reports/520513greenville_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)