The Olden Moore Case
November 6, 1957
Montville, OH

Jan Aldrich:
On 6 November 1957 about 11:20 p. m. EST, Olden J. Moore, a plasterer, was returning home when he saw a flattened spherical object with a conical projection on top descend toward a field [here there are reports of EME on the car which are wrong]. He watched the object for some time.   Then, got out of the car and walked toward it. He heard a humming or ticking sound.   He decided to leave the scene and get another witness.  When he returned with his wife the object was gone.  Above normal radiation  levels at the site were found by the local Civil Defense shortly after the sighting.

Other people reported sightings that night.  Mrs. Moore contacted the sheriff.  Moore was later interviewed by the sheriff, the press, Kenneth Locke, the local Civil Defense Director, and LTC (later COL) Friend of Project Blue Book. Plaster casts of the landing marks were made by a NICAP adviser.

It later leaked out that Moore had been taken to Washington, D. C. for questioning.  Moore would not immediately confirm this story.  In 1961 Don Berliner, later a NICAP official, interviewed Moore.  Moore said about two weeks after the sighting he had been taken to Youngstown AFB, Ohio, then, to Wright-Patterson AFB and flown to an airbase near Washington, D. C.  At Washington D. C., he was interviewed in the basement of what might have been the U. S. Court House.  He was given a brief tour of the historic and other sights while in Washington, D. C.  His interview was more like asking for corroboration of what was already known.  On the third day he was required to sign a statement that he would not tell anyone where he had been. Then, he was returned home.

The later released interview of LTC Friend's questioning sounds much like Moore's description of his Washington, D. C. experience.  Friend goes into a long description of bolide or other common object and asks Moore if that is what he saw.

Questions on Moore are similar to the ones for Stokes:

1) Have there been other interviews or newspapers stories on Moore? Or Kenneth Locke? Or Sheriff Robussky?

2) Is Moore still around?

Best regards,
Jan Aldrich
Project 1957