3 December 2005
At 10:20 PM, the witness and his dog went
outdoors. The witness heard an
intense clicking sound
coming from the sky and saw a dark object as it moved against
stars. The witness described his dog’s reaction as follows: “My dog was with me and directed her
attention in the general direction of this object’s flight
course. She had been romping with
coming out of the house but without spoken word [she] stopped
attention to the previously described area [dark object flight
This sighting is listed as a Blue Book unknown.
station reported thin/broken clouds at 20,000 feet, 12 mile
and surface winds as north at 9 mph.
The witness reported his area (1 mile west of Merced and 7
of Castle AFB) was more sheltered and had no appreciable surface
The witness is a Major in the Active USAF
Reserves. He is a
pilot, with 2200 hours flight time, including night flying in
sighting to the Intelligence
Officer at Castle Field.
sighting: 35-45 seconds
(including sound and
The witness came outdoors with his dog
heard a “clicking
noise of considerable intensity.”
locating the sound as coming from the sky about 40 degrees
shape moving against the background of stars in a flight path to
He described the object as a solid mass
estimated as 4-5 feet in diameter and whose altitude he estimated
considerably less than 1,000 feet.
two occasions the reflection of streetlights, located ½ block
witness, made the object appear to have a dull-surface and one of
Also, the reflection of the
off the surface of the object made the witness think that the
No exhaust trail was seen.
No lights or flame observed.
No whistle or roar, only a clicking
that maintained the same pitch and speed, but altered in loudness
The clicking sound was
beaters of a home mixer that were not properly meshed.
The dark object moved slowly going the West
90-degree-arc turn to the South or SW.
The clicking sound became louder on the new heading. The clicking sound stopped when it was
loudest (seemingly overhead relative to the witness) and the
to detect the object after the sound ceased.
No EM effects or physiological effects were reported.
Memorandum to Director, FBI, from SAC, Los Angeles, dated
May 13, 1949.
Copy of the memorandum
came from MUFON Files with thanks to John Schuessler.
Memo copied below: