|07-07-1947||July 7, 1947;
PacificOcean off Fort Bragg, California
3:10 p.m. Two witnesses were surf fishing and observed a flat, glistening object approach them from the ocean. They could not estimate its height as it was dropping rapidly and finally hit the water approximately a quarter of a mile off shore with an enormous splash. It was traveling at a high rate of speed, and just before it hit the water, they heard a humming sound. The object floated for a few minutes and then appeared to have sunk. Estimated to be the size of a large truck tire.
date discrepancy Monday, July 8, 1947 Monday was
July 7th according
writer was intrigued, therefore, when a survey of
local California newspapers turned up the following
letter to the editor of the San Rafael Independent,
which was printed in the newspapers July 10, 1947
edition. The letter read:
We are spending the summer at Fort Bragg (California) and yesterday while surf fishing three miles north of town, we observed a flat, glistening object approach us from the ocean. We could not estimate its height as it was dropping rapidly and finally hit the water approximately a quarter of a mile off shore.
The enormity of the splash led us to believe that it was a heavy object. It was traveling at a high rate of speed, and just before it hit the water, we heard a humming sound.
The object floated for a few minutes and then, as we were unable to see any longer, we assumed that it had sunk. It was about the size of a large truck tire, but at that distance we could not swear that it was perfectly round.
This incident occurred at 3:10 p.m. Monday, July 8, 1947.
Don Wisher and Vic Levin (both residents of San Anselmo).
of the CUFOS Conference, p. 85, 1976
UFOCAT PRN 140654 [DOS: 07-07-1947]
UFOCAT URN 162425 *U*
UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 01003, ©
UFOCAT PRN 140654 [DOS: 07-08-1947]
UFOCAT URN NONE San Rafael Independent, July 10, 1947
UFOCAT URN 091959 Proceedings of the CUFOS Conference: 1976, © 1976
UFOCAT URN 140654 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0103, © 1980
UFOCAT URN NONE UFOs: A History. Volume 1: July 1947 - December 1948 by Loren Gross,
UFOCAT URN NONE UFOs
Over California by Preston Dennett, p. 83, © 2005
North America United States, California
San Rafael Latitude 37-58-25 N, Longitude 122-31-48 W (D-M-S)
Fort Bragg Latitude 39-26-45 N, Longitude 123-48-15 W
San Anselmo Latitude 37-58-29 N, Longitude 122-33-38 W
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 39.48 N, Longitude 123.77 W (D.%)
Latitude 34.13 N, Longitude
118.33 W [URN 162425]