Nov. 11, 1957; San Fernando Valley, Calif.
Rocketdyne engineers observed three UFOs climbing at high speed. [UFOE,
During a large flurry of UFO sightings in November 1957, four engineers
for Rocketdyne, near Canoga Park, California, observed three UFOs
flying in formation in bright daylight. One of the engineers, Harold R.
Lamb, Jr., filled out a NICAP report form. [10.]
November 11, 1957: at 4:20 p.m. the group was driving in a
generally ESE direction from the Rocketdyne SanSu facility toward
Canoga Park, with the late afternoon sun to their back. One of the men
happened to look up and saw three shiny objects crossing their path,
from NE to SW. He alerted the others, and they all clearly saw a large
narrow oval object (almost cigar- shaped) accompanied by two smaller
nearly circular objects (slightly oval, as if discs viewed at an
angle). The large UFO was silvery on top, but bright orange underneath,
possibly reflecting sunlight. The two smaller UFOs were solid silver
colored. Keeping the same positions relative to each other, a V with
one of the smaller objects slightly ahead and one slightly behind the
large object, the three UFOs accelerated and climbed away into the
The four men compared notes, and arrived at a consensus of opinion
that the UFOs were first seen at about 10,000 feet altitude, climbing
to 30,000 feet, at an estimated 5000 mph.
Map showing the location of Canoga Park,
California, approximately 10 miles east of the Santa Susana Field
Laboratory (Rocketdyne SanSu facility)