Form 97-BB
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 19:56:13 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: March 29, 1952, Glen Burnie, Maryland, (BBU)
Category:  2
To: Francis Ridge <>

The following pdf file contains all of the 21 resized Project Blue Book documents mentioned below and is now housed on the NICAP site for security reasons.

The original over-sized docs from the site are listed below:

Frames 1161-1181, commencing with BB document #

Lou Corbin was involved in this reported UFO at Glen Burnie, Maryland, on March 29, 1952.  Corbin interview Donald F. Stewart according to the documents. Some aspects of this case point towards it being a hoax and other aspects such as the the car engine died when the object hovered overhead point to this being a real event.At this time there were very few reports of engines stalling in the presence of a UFO.

March 29 [April 24?], 1952. Glen Burnie, Maryland. (BBU)
10:45 p.m. Donald F. Stewart [Steward?] and George Tyler III saw 50 ft flat silver disc with cupola/dome to one side, a porthole and hatch on the dome, neon-like lighting around the edges [strangely pulsating?], approaching car from ahead to the NE about 60 elevation, then hovered and "wavered slightly" for 3 [2?] mins several hundred feet off the ground, whirring sound like a vacuum cleaner, car engine died while object hovered. Witness got out of car with Thompson submachine gun considering whether to shoot the disc, companion urged him not to. Object suddenly turned up on edge seeming to "roll across the sky" faster than a jet to the SW disappearing about 3-1/2 miles away. Witness claimed car wires "magnetized" and paint cracked. Secy. AF Finletter interest, AFOSI investigation. Hoax? (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 196-8; Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index; Loren Gross Jan-May 52 pg. 25)