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  Category 08, Photographic / Video Images 
Rating: 5  


The Ditter Photo Hoax
November 11, 1966
Zanesville, Roseville, Ohio

Fran Ridge:
November 13, 1966; Zanesville, Ohio
A local barber and amateur astronomer Ralph Ditter took "several "spectacular" UFO photos. Later, NICAP and Raytheon (not RAND as some had reported) dealt with the photographic analysis of the photos and that the photos were not taken in rapid succession, but approximately one hour and ten minutes had elapsed between photos. Also, the numbers on the backs of the photographs were out of sequence with Mr. Ditter’s story.

Detailed reports and documents
661113_The_Zanesville_Ohio_Photographs.pdf (MUFON Ohio)
661113zanesville_report.htm[Comment on Ohio invesitgation] (Brad Sparks)
661113_Zanesville_Report (NICAP UFO Investigator - Oct, 1967) (Mary Castner) (Mary Castner) (Mary Castner) (Mary Castner)

Fotocat Entry (Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos)
The UFO Investigator
, Vol III, No 11, January-February 1967, p 7; and Vol IV, No 2, October 1967, p 5. The APRO Bulletin, January-February 1967, p 5. Gardner Soule, UFOs & IFOs, G.P. Putnam´s Sons, 1967, p 48. Max B Miller (ed), Flying Saucers Pictorial, Arizill, 1967, p 45. Scientific Study of UFOs, Daniel S. Gillmor (ed), Dutton, 1969, p 36. Stuart Nixon, UFO Quarterly Review, Vol II, No 1, January-March 1974, pp 18-19. G. de Turris and S. Fusco, Obiettivo sugli UFO, Mediterranee, 1975, p 150. M. Machlin and T. Beckley, UFO, Quick Fox, 1981, p 82. Oscar A. Galíndez, Los Ovni ante la Ciencia, CADIU, 1971, plate.   Robert Moore, An Introductory Guide to UFOs, BUFORA, 2005, p 32. Michael Hesemann, UFOs. Besucher aus dem Weltall, Könemann, 2001, pp 86-87. Raytheon, June 1967. Brian C. Cannon, Canadian UFO Report, Vol 1, No 3, May-June 1969, pp 15-16.  Flying Saucers, UFO Reports, No 2, 1967, pp 4-5. Anthony Bragalia,  Flying Saucers and UFOs, 1, 1967 (KMR), p 21. The TRUE Report on Flying Saucers, 1, 1967, cover. Jerome Clark, The UFO Encyclopedia, Volume 3, Omnigraphics, 1996, p 254.  GSW Summer News Bulletin, August 1976, pp 2-3.

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