UFO Sightings by Engineers

 

            In addition to the detailed report by the crew of General Mills balloon technicians headed by aerologist Charles B. Moore on April 24, 1949 (Section I), dozens of professional engineers and technicians have reported UFOs.  As indicated in these sample cases, their backgrounds include a cross-section of technical fields.  Many are uniquely qualified to evaluate the appearance and performance of aerial phenomena in comparison to known devices or atmospheric effects.                                   (All reports on file at NICAP)

 

Date & Location

Witnesses Date

Field

Description

7-6-47; S. Central

Wyoming

David A. Kenney,

two others

Instruments Engineer,

Aviation Co.

Oval UFO in steady flight at high altitude

 

7-8-47; Muroc,

California

Several

 

Aircraft technicians

 

Oval object, apparently rotating.  [Section II]

 

Summer 1948,

Erie, Penna.

Victor G. Didelot

 

Aircraft Instrumen-

tation

Elliptical or oval UFO, sudden vertical ascent.

 

4-24-49; White Sands,

N.M.

Charles B. Moore,

Jr., others

Aerology, balloon

technicians

Elliptical UFO tracked with theodolite.  [Section II]

 

6-10-49; White Sands,

N.M.

Guided missile

unit

Missile tracking

 

Two white round UFOs paced missile.  [Section II]

 

1-16-51; Artesia

New Mexico

Six

 

Balloon technicians

 

Two discs, approached rapidly, circled balloon.  [Section I]

 

8-51; Central

New Mexico

Alford Roos

 

Mining engineer

 

Two discs descended, hovered, shot away.

 

10-10/11-51; near

Minneapolis, Minn.

J.J. Kaliszewski,

others

Aeronautical research

 

Maneuvering UFOs observed during balloon tracking flights.

 

3-10-52; Oakland,

California

Clarence K.

Greenwood

Inspector Engineering

Metals

Two hemispherical discs, one in oscillatory flight.

 

4-8-52; near Big

Pines, California

H.L. Smith

 

Staff Engineer

television

Reddish disc-like UFO with raised portion like dome on top,

observed through binoculars.

4-23-52; Lexington,

Massachusetts

R.C. Munroe

 

Engineering Standards

UFO accelerated to meteor-like speed.

 

5-13-52; National City,

California

Donald R. Carr,

six others

Aeronautical engineer

 

Circular UFO descended at meteor-like speed, circled.

[Section I]

7-16-52; Hampton,

Virginia

Paul R. Hill

 

Aeronautical research

engineer

Four maneuvering lights rendezvoused, sped away.

 

7-27-52; Manhattan

Beach, California

 

Former Navy

pilot, seven others

 

Aeronautical engineer

 

 

Large object separated like “stack of coins” into 7 round

UFOs; three took V-formation, others followed in pairs

flying abreast.  [From USAF Intell. Report]

8-6/7-52; Kerkrade,

Holland

Will Jansen

 

Marine engineer

 

Detailed observation of two domed discs.  [Section X]

 

9-30-52; Edwards AFB,

California

Dick Beemer, two

others

Aviation photography

 

Two flattened spherical UFOs, hovering, turning sharply at

variable speeds.

10-54; Cherry Valley,

New York

Maj. A.B. Cox

 

Chemical & mechanical

engineer

Disc, 90 degree turn, ascended at steep angle.  [Section I]

 

8-56; Boulder City,

Nevada

E.F. Carpenter

 

Aviation research

technician

Six discs in V-formation.

 

11-11-57; San Fernando,

California

Harold R. Lamb,

3 others

Rocketdyne engineers

 

Three oval UFOs ascending, est. speed:  5000 mph.

 

8-11-58; Chautauga

Lake, New York

 

Dr. Fred C. Fair,

one other

 

Professor Emeritus of

engineering, N.Y.

University

Several observations; one apparent oval object.

 

 

9-4-60; Lexington,

Kentucky

 

John R. Cooke

 

 

Electronics, former

USAF radar

technician

Glowing sphere, passed from horizon to horizon.

 

 

10-30-61; Ligonier,

Pennsylvania

Carl H. Geary, Jr.

 

Engineer, Carrier

Corp. division

Four discs with lights like portholes.  [Section I]