Category 7, ENTITY
Preliminary Rating: 5
Nov. 2, 1957; 3 miles W of Canadian, Texas (BBU)
3:30 a.m. Calvin and other military/civilian witnesses saw a submarine-shaped object, red and white, 2-3x car length (40-60 ft) and about 10 ft high, at ground level. A figure was seen near the object, compared to a white flag [?]. When a car stopped nearby, a flash of light from the object coincided with the sudden failure of the headlights. (Vallée Magonia 418; FUFOR Index)
Primary witness, the driver, was U. S. Civil Service employee from Vance AFB, Oklahoma. The military witness was a Sgt. from the 386th Fighter Bommer Squadron, Cannon AFB, New Mexico. The driver rounded a curve and went over a slight knoll in the road when his headlights (no other car there that I can see) lighted an object settling in a field just off the road. Almost immediately a flash of light lit up the car and his headlights went out and he drove about a hundred feet past the object before he stopped the car. He then started to put his car in reverse and changed his mind and the headlights came back on. He then drove forward while the object remained in the same spot he had first seen it. Project Record Card says "appeared to be a white flag extending from the top of the object, or being held by a figure standing near the object." Submarine shape included the coning tower positioned midway along the length of the object. Total time observed: 3 mins.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/571102canadian_report.htm (Dan Wilson)