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Four Objects Over
Kansas City Kansas
We are indebted to Frank Inderwiesen
for the following detailed account of four
UAO in flight over Kansas City, Kansas. Mr.
Inderwiesen, an electronics engineer on
business in this vicinity, had heard of us
and stopped for a chat, meanwhile relating
On 23 May, John Campbell, Theodore
Cox, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Barnett, all
employees of the main Quindaro Power
Plant, observed four round, bluish-silver
objects in the sky. Campbell and Cox
were getting ready to do some painting,
saw the objects and called to Mr. Wilson,
head custodian and Mr. Barnett, the janitor,
and they also observed the objects.
As they came into view, the objects
were in a "box" formation with the first
two objects about one diameter of the
object apart, and the second two objects,
also abreast of each other, spaced the
same but about 6 or 7 diameters to the
rear of the leaders. The observers estimated
their speed to be between 300 and 500 mph,
based on observations of the speed of B-47s
they had watched. Suddenly the rear pair of UAO
flipped on edge, made a tight turn and headed
northwest. The two forward objects continued on
for a space, then flipped on edge, accelerated to
catch up, then resumed formation with the others
and the whole formation went out of sight. The
UAO to the left in the rear formation was described
as red, somewhat like a red neon sign, on top, and
this red top was on the inside of the turn when the
turn was made.
The observers said the objects appeared to be very
thin when viewed on edge, as compared to the
diameter. There was no sound and no trail. A TWA
constellation was at about 2,000 feet in the sky,and
the UAO appeared to be much higher. Surface winds
were front the north.
The pairs of UAOs, after flipping on
edge, made a tight turn in a formation
like the two car wheels of an automobiles
would make in executing a turn.
Also it was noted that the objects did
not completely return to a horizontal
position after the turn, but remained
slightly tilted as they faded into the
distance. The total time the UAOs were
in view was estimated at one and one half to two
minutes. The apparent size estimate is compared
to a 50 cent piece at a distance of 5 feet from the
eye. The time: 8:30 a. m.
None of the observes were flying saucer enthusiasts
prior to this observation. Their supervisor, Mr. Peterson,
vouched for the character of the observers, and missed
seeing the UAOs by seconds, himself.