Form: 97 Initial Report
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:01:59 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: October 12, 1957; near Martha's Vineyard,  Massachusetts/ OSI Report Incl.
Cat: 1
To: Francis Ridge <>

October 12, 1957; near Martha's Vineyard, MA
3:20 p.m.  Three members of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Ronald A. Veeder, Capt. Scott Bray, and Capt. Eugene Mysona, with these three men were two fliers from Charleston, South Carolina, one a Air Force jet pilot. All five men where aboard Veeder's boat, the Sports Fisherman. At 3:20 p.m., a strange round object bearing southeast appoached the boat at high speed. As seen by Veeder and the others, through binoculars, the UFO appeared to be a sphere with sensing elements or spikes protruding from it. The tips of the "spikes" were red. The object hovered for about two minutes then took off to the southwest at a speed greater than any object the witnesses had ever seen. The sighting was reported to Otis AFB, Mass. (UFO Investigator / JULY - AUG 1960, page 6)
Project Blue Book evaluated this sighting as a balloon.

October 22, 1957
OSI sent information on this report to the Commander AF Cambridge Research Center, L.G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Mass.
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