Category 7, ENTITY
Preliminary Rating: 5
March 23, 1966; Temple, OK (BBU 10270)
5:05 a.m. Sheppard AFB instructor Eddie Laxson was driving W on US Hwy 70 he found the road blocked by a wingless aircraft, perch fish-shaped, landed in the road, about 75 ft long, nearly 8 ft high, 12 ft wide, with a Plexiglas bubble on top, bright lights forward and aft. Laxson stopped his car about 300 ft away and walked toward the object to 50 ft away, noticing a labeling on its side like "TLA138" or "TLA738" [or "TL 4768"]. He saw a "man" wearing a baseball cap or mechanic's hat climbing steps or ladder on the object and soon after it lifted off with a hissing or drilling sound and headed off SE at about 700 mph. No landing traces. Laxson found another witness C. W. Anderson a mile down the road. (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 208-210; Vallée Magonia 734)
This one is really strange. Even Blue Book listed this as an unknown. I wonder if this is what Lawson really saw or what somebody wanted him to see?The Blue Book docs mention the other witness. This incident occurred two years after the Socoro landing/entity case.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/660323temple_report.htn (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)