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Fort Pierce News-Tribune
Fort Pierce, Florida
July 31, 1952
Page 6, column 5
Mysterious Light Over Miami Beach Is Photographed
MIAMI (AP) The Air Force will get statements and photographs of a
mysterious light seen over Miami Beach Tuesday night.
Ralph C. Mayher, Cleveland, O., and statements by Lt. Comdr. Joe
Gardner; Lt. Joe Mills and Lt. I. M. Blum, who reported seeing the
object, will be turned over to naval intelligence and sent to the Air
Force in Washington.
40 feet of film but only eight frames showed any image. The
photographs were made about 9:35 p. m. EST and Mayher said the object
had no diffused edges and was "very clear."
object about 9:50 p. m. for "only a few seconds" and described it as a
"very deep blue, round, large and very bright."
Miami, said they saw the object about the same time as Blum.
headed southeast and down. At first I thought it was a meteor but it
was on a converging course toward and under us. I saw it for five or
on a diagonal course at a terrific rate of speed until it reached his
altitude of 2,000 feet. He said he saw it only a few seconds.