Category 11 Case Directory
SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
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aircraft not identified
2 ? observers
No radar contact
March 10, 1948: Aleutian Islands
While on a routine flight to Cape Air Force Base, Umnak Island, Alaska, the pilots of aircraft AF 2537 observed from 5 miles distance and 3000 feet a white vessel at 167° 50' W, 53° 27' N proceeding outbound from the shore of Umnak Island on a course of 30°. No curiosity arose upon the sighting of the vessel, except that it appeared to be proceeding exceptionally fast with a long narrow wake trailing behind. (Interest was taken on the above report for the following reason: the shape of the vessel as described by the pilot was identical to the description as submitted by the pilots of #1 sighting, who sighted an object which resembled a submarine.) The key word here is "resembled". See Keith Chester's comments below and the actual 5-page SECRET document.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/480422skunk.htm (Keith Chester)
docs/4803XXaleutian_isles_docs.htm [5-pages of docs transcribed](Rich Vitello)