Category 4, ANICAT (Animal Reaction Catalog)
Preliminary Rating: 5
This report is case #38, 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. Listed then as Feb. ?, 1953, ???, South Carolina.Preliminary report on case where a man named Booth fired at an apparently hovering lighted object. (Possibility he fired on a Navy blimp was being investigated.) Joan Woodward established exact date & location; news article had the time of the sighting as 15 mins after reaching his home..
Jan. 29, 1953; Conway, South Carolina (BBU)
11:30 p.m. Mr. Boothe heard commotion of animals, grabbed gun, saw oblong-shaped lighted object 10 ft above trees slowly moving or stationary, low humming sound. Boothe shot at the object 2x, first bullet bounced off with metallic sound, at second shot object tilted slightly went up at 65° angle to the W at 600-700 mph and disappeared. Cattle deaths claimed connected by townspeople. (Jan Aldrich/CUFOS files)
Lloyd C. Booth said he reported it to the Air Force at Myrtle Beach. An Army Intelligence man came, not a USAF man. He said the man interviewed him very carefully, but never came back, and he never heard again from any military authorities. I get the feeling that this was such a good close up encounter that the Air Force wanted to keep a distance from this case - act like they are not interested in it.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/530129conway_woodward.htm (Joan Woodward, AR Specialist)
reports/530129conway_keyhoe_lore.htm (Keyhoe/Lore; Strange effects From UFOs)
reports/530129conway_nicap.htm (NICAP files, McDonald Letter)
reports/530129conway_report.htm (Dan Wilson, BB Docs)
articles/530129conway_article.htm (Dan Wilson & Jean Waskiewicz)
reports/530129conway_haines.htm (Richard Haines/Jean Waskiewicz)