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Gray Oval Sighted By 3 Fighter Aircraft
Jan. 29, 1953
Presque Isle, Maine

9:55 a.m. EST
Duration  8 mins
F-94B aircraft
United States
4 + observers
Possible radar contact

Fran Ridge:
This report is case #4, 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.

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 29, 1953; Presque Isle, Maine (BBU)
[9:55 a.m. (EST) ?] Three or more fighters (at least one F-94) saw gray oval UFO (from 7th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and other squadrons). Radar tracking ? by Air Defense Direction Center. (Hynek UFO Rpt p. 58)

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 29, 1953; Houlton near Presque Isle, Maine
9:55 a.m. EST. A  small gray oval-shaped object was seen by 2nd Lt. Fred T. Goetting, pilot of an F-94B fighter jet. Goetting pointed out the object to his Radar Observer, Lt. Howard C. Kelly. The object appeared to be 10 degrees above the F-94B which was at 23,000 feet. Goettering attempted to intercept the object at a speed of 0.8 Mach. This chase continued for 8 minutes without the F-94 gaining on the object. At this time the chase was  broken off because of low fuel. According to the AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT, the object was also sighted by at least two fighter aircraft from other squadrons.

Martin Shough:
A nice example of an utterly ludicrous BB explanation. A "dark grey oval", 3/4 the apparent size of a dime at arm's length, which explicitly did not shine or emit or reflect light of any kind, pursued for 4 mins, in bright daylight, on a continuous heading of 70deg. Conclusion "Venus, at 100deg".  Stunning.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530129presqueisle_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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