From: "Martin Shough" <parcellular@btinternet.com>
To: <currentencounters@currentencounters.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 17:07:13 -0000
Subject: Re: [Current Encounters] April 20, 1952;



It ought to be noted that this case is a significant one because it was one of the 12 good unknowns selected as the basis for a "model" UFO by the Battelle Memorial Institute study:

STUDY NO. IO2-EL-55/2-79

ANALYSIS OF REPORTS OF UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECTS

PROJECT NO. 10073

5 MAY 1955

See p.78-9 of the Battelle report:

"Case II (Serial 4508.00)

A naval aviation student, his wife, and several others were at a drive-in movie from 2115 to 2240 hours on April 20, 1952, during which time they saw several groups of objects fly over. There were from two to nine objects in a group and there were about 20 groups. The groups of objects flew in a straight line except for some changes in direction accomplished in a manner like any standard aircraft turn. The objects were shaped like conventional aircraft. The unaccountable feature of the objects was that each had a red glow surrounding it and was glowing itself, although it was a cloudless night."

The questionnaire in the file completed by the witness is Battelle's, the second version shown on p.267 as

EXHIBIT B2 - TENTATIVE OBSERVERS QUESTIONNAIRE

Martin Shough


----- Original Message ----- From: "francis ridge" <nicap@insightbb.com>
To: <currentencounters@currentencounters.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:54 PM
Subject: [Current Encounters] April 20, 1952; Flint, Michigan (BBU): DECAT



April 20, 1952; Flint, Michigan (BBU)
From 9:15 p.m. to 10:35 p.m. EST, Edmund Kogut, Naval Aviator, USNR, Shirley Kogut (wife), Alvin Confer, and others at a drive-in movie saw approximately 20 groups of aircraft-shaped objects moving south to north at high speed. Some of the flights numbered 2-3-4-6 and 9 objects. Each group of objects was in sight for approximately 6 to10 seconds. Each object glowed red to light cherry red extending over the entire object.

has been added to DECAT.

Fran