Category 11 Case Directory
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Top-Like Object Heats Up Piper Cub
May 5, 1958
Pan De Azucar, Uruguay

3:40 p.m. local
Duration ???
aircraft Piper Cub
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Richard Hall:
May 5, 1958; Pan De Azucar, Uruguay
3:40 p.m. An experienced pilot was flying his Piper Cub in the vicinity of Capitan Curbelo Naval Air Base when a brilliant top-like object (symmetrical above and below) suddenly approached his plane head-on. The UFO about 15-20 meters in diameter, stopped about 2,000 meters away and "... rocked twice, in a balancing motion." Rodriguez felt strong heat, so he removed his jacket and opened the aircraft windows. The UFO took off abruptly toward the sea "... at a fantastic speed," leaving a thin rapor trail. (Source: The UFO Evidence (1964) page 120)

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