Fran Ridge:March 29, 1952; Glen Burnie, Maryland. (BBU)
10:45 p.m. Witnesses Donald F. Stewart and George Tyler III, while riding in a car, observed an object described in detail as a 50 ft flat silver disc with cupola/dome to one side, a porthole and hatch on the dome, approaching their car from ahead to the NE at about 60° elevation,, The edges of the disc were a pale green luminescense (neon-like) and had a luminous aftertrail. The object hovered over their car, "wavered slightly", for approximately 2 minutes, and the auto engine died. They noticed a whirring sound like a vacuum cleaner. One witness got out of car with a Thompson submachine gun considering whether to shoot the disc, companion urged him not to. Object suddenly turned up on edge seeming to "roll across the sky" faster than a jet to the SW disappearing about 3-1/2 miles away towards Annapolis. Witness claimed car wires "magnetized" and paint cracked. Documents labeled "SECRET INFORMATION". Secy. AF Finletter interest, AFOSI investigation. Hoax? 3 mins. (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 196-8; Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index; Loren Gross Jan-May 52 pg. 25)
A News-Post Telephone reporter said he heard a dozen similar reports on Saturday evening March 29, 1952, and dismissed them all as hallucinations. Investigations later revealed that George Mason and John Mason on April 19, 1952, between 10 and 11 P.M., observed an airborne disk 50 feet in diameter 200 feet in the air over Stoney Creek Bridge. The disk had luminescent edges and gave off an unsteady green exhaust. The disk took off with the speed of a jet plane toward Annapolis.
reports/520329glenburnie_report.htm (21 docs) (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)
reports/520329glenburnie_report2.htm (Fran Ridge & Jan Aldrich)