07-18-1946  

Observations of unidentified submarine objects in Norway

by Ole Jonny Brænne  

       On Thursday, July 18, 1946, a "ghost rocket" crashed into Lake Mjøsa (in southeastern Norway). Between 12 and 12:30 p.m., several witnesses observed a V1-like object coming in low from the west at about 50 meters' height. The witnesses first heard a strong whistling sound, not exactly like that associated with known aircraft. The object flew so low as to cause the trees to sway. It impacted in Lake Mjøsa about two kilometers from the western shore and seven kilometers from Minnesund, where the depth is 300-400 meters. It was cigar-shaped, about 2.5 meters long, with about one-meter-long wings placed one meter behind the nose. The front and back parts were shining like metal, but the middle section including the wings was dark. The wings seemed to flap a little, as if made of fabric. No fire, exhaust, or light was seen.

       When it hit the lake, the water splashed several meters into the air. There was no explosion. The sky was clear, and the water quickly calmed. Some witnesses thought they saw two objects, one in front of the other. The Norwegian Defense High Command conducted an investigation according to press reports of the period, but the documents have never been recovered. There is a distinct possibility that all documents on the 1946 ghost-rocket wave have been destroyed. If so, this is a disaster for UFO historians, who will be left with only newspaper accounts as source material.                                                                                                                                           

This reference: IUR, January/February 1995, pp. 12-13 & 17

Ole Jonny Brænne is associated with UFO-Norway, that nation's leading UFO-research group.

Need: FSR Vol. 15, No. 2, March/April 1969, p.18.

UFOCAT PRN – 67984 [DOS: 07-18-1946] Note: The date of the case in the following references seems a bit confused. All have the witness’s name as Skaug except URNs 062344 and 067984 in which the name is spelled (or misspelled) as Skang. The date of the 19th might be the newspaper publishing date and there is only one that has the 20th, so I feel that the 18th is the correct date.-CF-   
UFOCAT URN – 120977 UFOs: A History: 1946 by Loren Gross, p. 18, © date unknown.

UFOCAT URN – NONE   IUR, January/February 1995, pp. 12-13 & 17

UFOCAT URN – 174314 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002    

UFOCAT PRN – 67984 [DOS: 07-20-1946]

UFOCAT URN – 067984 Flying Saucer Review, March 1969, p. 18 by Overbye Bjorn, © 1969 

UFOCAT PRN – 130533 [DOS: 07-19-1946]

UFOCAT URN – 011388 Catalog Through 1950 by H. Edward Hill, #118, © date unknown
UFOCAT URN – 062344 Computerized Catalog (N=3076), #????, by Jacques Vallee, no © date
UFOCAT URN – 068761 World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, #0163 by Peter Rogerson,
                                       no © date.
UFOCAT URN – 118477 World Atlas of UFOs by John W. Spencer, p. 80, © 1992
UFOCAT URN – 138545 AFU Sweden, G065, no date  

Europe – Norway, Hedmark

Lake Mjøsa      Latitude 60-40 N, Longitude 11-00 E ( D-M )

Minnesund       Latitude 60-23 N, Longitude 11-14 E

Reference: Norway Official Standard Name Gazetteer, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., May 1963           

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 60.75 N, Longitude 11.00 E (D.%)