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Date: Summer (June) 1947
Location: 20 miles south of Malta, Mediterranean Sea
Time:
Summary: Anglers were raising their nets with a catch of fish when they saw an object floating on the water’s surface that looked like a black submarine. The men were frightened at the object’s appearance, saying that it looked like a monster. They quickly started the boat’s engine. Suddenly a bright light from the “submarine” lit up the whole area and “little men” began running over the deck of the object. The men could make out that the little men carried some sort of apparatus around their waists. They were about the size of a 10-year old boy. After a few minutes the little men entered the “submarine” which began to glow so brightly that the anglers could not see it anymore. It then apparently submerged.
Source: David Pace, UFOs over the Maltese Islands


Date: Summer 1947
Location: Dolores Remedios Cuba
Time: unknown
Summary: A woman had to be treated for nervous shock as she reported that while doing some laundry outside her home, she saw a large bright object shaped like two bowls put together land silently and a man about 2 metes tall emerged from the object. The man wore a shiny white outfit and some type of luminous headgear, he quickly approached the witness and pointing at her and at the ground he yelled something that sounded to her like ‘Terra” “Terra”! The witness fainted at this point and when she came to booth the man and the object were gone. Other independent witnesses thought there had been a “crash” of some sort and remembered that US and Cuban military forces had cordoned off an area and had called for heavy equipment and trucks to come in. Something of an unknown nature was taken from the site.
Source: Dr Sergio Cervera and personal interviews


Date: Summer 1947
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Time: 1100AM
Summary: The 4-year old witness was outside in the driveway of her house, which faced at an angle onto the street corner. All the driveways on the corner faced that way instead of straight out. She suddenly noticed a strange figure in the driveway of the house opposite to hers. It was about 6ft tall and was all in black. It had no arms that she could see and seemed to be pear-shaped with a large round head and long thin black legs. There was no face, only a glass-like face striated like a motorbike headlight. She thought that it was both queer and fascinating. It was at the same distance from that gate opposite as the witness was from her gate. The witness took a step towards it and it responded with a step. With each step the witness took, it seemed to copy the witness. But it seemed to be getting closer to the gate than the witness. The witness began to feel apprehensive at it stared at her with it’s glass face. All of the sudden the witness was overtaken by fear and ran screaming into the house. Her mother went out to look around but did not see anything, the bizarre creature had vanished.
Source: Fortean Times, “It happened to me”


Date: Summer 1947
Location: Near Shipdam Norfolk England
Time: afternoon
Summary: A young boy was playing in a wooded field when he caught sight of a silvery torpedo shaped craft in a clearing. Several four-foot tall humanoid figures stood next to the object. These were described as well built, wearing dark green close fitting coveralls. They had what appeared to be glossy black hair and seemed to be wearing dark wrap around visors. The beings seemed to be inspecting the craft and were moving about quickly.
Source: Sheridan Lane, Quest UFO Magazine Vol. 11 # 2


Date: Summer 1947
Location: Langley British Columbia Canada
Time: afternoon
Summary:  The 16-year old main witness and his younger brother were resting and reading at a creek that ran near their home when suddenly they heard a hum, and saw a silvery metallic object with a dome on top land right in front of them. A door opened and 5 grotesque creatures emerged. These resembled praying mantises and wore dull silver body fitted covering. The main witness stood up as one creature came up to him, looked at him, & took the book from his hand. The creature then put his hand on the witness’s shoulder and began reading his thoughts. The creature had large black eyes that appeared to emit a clicking sound. Soon the creature rejoined the others and they walked around the object as if inspecting it. The witness then heard a telepathic message telling him that they were leaving, not to look up. The object then shot up emitting a deafening noise. Both witnesses were extremely thirsty after the encounter.
Source: UFO BC Canada


Date: Summer 1947
Location: Jumilla Murcia Spain
Time: afternoon
Summary: The 12-year old witness was staying home alone one day when through an open window she spotted a small white oval shaped craft going over some nearby vineyards where there was no road. Moments later two men approached the house; these men were very short and wore white tight fitting garments. They asked for a glass of water and asked some very strange questions about the nature of time. That same night the two little men returned and told the witness to follow them, while her family slept. They led her to a round object, which had landed among the olive trees. She then apparently went through an in depth medical examination inside the object. During that time a normal looking woman with long dark hair was with her comforting and calming her. The witness feels that something was implanted in her.
Source: Antonio Ribera, Intl UFO Library Magazine Vol. # 2


Date: Summer 1947: Near Lubbock, Wilson County, Texas Encounter


Date: June 1947
Location: Oradea, Bihor, Romania
Time:
Summary: Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Six objects were observed by one experienced male witness on a railroad (Schulhof).
Source: Hobana, Ion UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain Bantam Y8898, New York, 1975


Date: June 1947
Location: Oak Ridge Nuclear Facility, Tennessee
Time:
Summary: An object was observed and photographed. Air space violation. Photos conficated.
Source: Dolan, Richard M. UFO’s and the National Security State: An Unclassified History Volume One: 1941-1973 Keyhole Publishing Company, Rochester, 2000


Date: June 1947
Location: Sodra Hammarby, Sweden
Time: 10:00
Summary: A cigar-shaped object was observed. One cylinder was observed for over one minute. Plain tube-cylinder flies to the north, makes fast 90 degree turn and instantly accelerates rapidly to the east.
Source: Aldrich, Jan L. Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave UFO Research Coalition, Washington, 199


Date: June 1947
Location: Milo, Oregon
Time: 13:00
Summary: A cigar-shaped object was observed. One aluminum cigar-shaped object, about 40 feet across, was observed by three male witnesses on a highway for several minutes (Wright, R).
Source: NICAP


Date: June 1947 
Location: Aloha, Oregon
Time: Dusk
Summary: An unusual object was sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. One disc was observed by one female witness for five minutes (Krause).
Source: NICAP


Date: June 1 1947
Location: Bakersfield, California
Time: Daytime
Summary: . 20 objects were observed by one female witness (Parks).
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 1 1947
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Time: Night
Summary: Numerous luminous objects were observed by more than three witnesses (Nostrant).
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 2, 1947                                      BBU
Location: Rehoboth Beach (near Lewes), Delaware
Time: Daytime
Summary: Pilot Forrest Wenyon in aircraft flying N at 1,400 ft saw a silvery jar-shaped object 15 inches [?] in size cross in front of the plane at 1,000-10,000 mph heading E on a straight course at same altitude, with a silver-white fire exhaust. [Daytime meteor?] Sev secs.
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FOIA; Bloecher 1967


Date: June 8 1947
Location: Edwards AFB, California
Time:
Summary: Six objects were observed at an airfield.
Source: Vallee, Jacques


Date: June 8???, 1947 
Location: 20 mi S. of Malta
Time: Evening
Summary: Fishermen Pawlu Zammit and others on a boat 20 miles south of Malta were raising their nets with a catch of fish when they saw an object floating on the water’s surface that looked like a black submarine. The fishermen were frightened because they thought it looked more like a monster than a submarine, so they quickly pulled in their nets and started the boat’s engine. At that moment a bright light from the “submarine” lit up the whole area and “little men” began running over the deck of the object. The fishermen couldn’t make out much detail from their boat, but whenever the light illuminated the “little men,” they could see some sort of apparatus around their waist. When the witness was asked how tall these men were, he replied, “About the size of a 10 year old boy.” After a few minutes, the “little men” entered the “submarine” which began to glow so brightly that the fishermen couldn’t see the object. It then submerged.
Source: “UFOs fuq iI-Gzejjer Maltin” by David Pace


Date: June 11 1947
Location: Douglas, Arizona
Time: 23:00
Summary: An object was observed. It departed by rapidly flying straight up until lost to sight. One ball, larger than a star, was observed by one female witness for six seconds (Lorenzen). Landed remotely, rose rapidly from ground, vanished in less than 10 seconds among the stars.
Source: APRO


Date: June 12, 1947  BBU
Location: Weiser, Idaho
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Summary: Mrs. H. Erickson saw 2 high speed round objects glistening in the sun at high altitude headed SE in trail formation moving up and down twice and leaving a vapor trail that persisted for over an hour. Sev secs.
Source: McDonald list; FOIA; FUFOR Index; Bloecher 1967


Date: June 13 1947
Location: Fleur, France
Time: 23:30
Summary: At 11:30 p.m. west of Fleur, France a six-meter long, glowing orange cigar-shaped object surrounded by a bright halo landed in a storm. It stayed on the ground for five minutes in a storm, ascended quickly and shot away. 
Source: Lumieres dans la Nuit


Date: June 14 [23?], 1947  BBU
Location: Bakersfield, Calif.
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Summary: Veteran pilot Richard Rankin and a young boy saw 10 “almost round” or Flying Flapjack-shaped objects in formation at 9,000 ft and 300-400 mph headed N on a straight level course, then 7 returned on reverse S course at 2:15 p.m.
Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index; Bloecher 1967


Date: June 15 1947
Location: Gering, Nebraska
Time: Daytime
Summary: One ball was observed by one witness (Ackley).
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 15 1947
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Time: 14:00
Summary: One object was observed by one witness briefly.
Source: Newspaper 


Date: June 15 1947
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Time: 21:30
Summary: Three fiery balls were observed by two experienced witnesses for ten minutes (Von Riper). Balls of light jump in and out among clouds “like clay pigeons”, not searchlight.
Source: Aldrich, Jan L. Project 1947: A Preliminary Report on the 1947 UFO Sighting Wave UFO Research Coalition, Washington, 1997


Date: June 1947
Location: Declo, Idaho
Time: 22:10
Summary: An object was observed. It zig-zagged through the air. One light was observed in a desert. Beam. Nocturnal light zig-zagged, beamed cone of light down. Flew to the north over lava field desert in remote desolate area
Source: Hatch, Larry


Date: June 16 1947
Location: Buffalo, New York
Time: Night
Summary: One object was observed by one witness (Sheehy).
Source: Newspaper 


Date: June 17 1947
Location: Bisbee, Arizona
Time: 10:30
Summary: John A. Petsche, electrical worker and another witness independently saw a disk-shaped object, which seemed to land near Tintown. One saucer was observed.
Source: Vallee Magonia Database


Date: June 17 1947
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Time: Dusk
Summary: Six objects were observed by two witnesses for over 60 minutes (Korn).
Source: Newspaper


Date: June 17 1947
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Time: 18:00
Summary: Three platter-shaped discs were seen hovering in the sky for a period of three hours over Bremerton, Washington from late in the afternoon until evening. The objects wavered as they flew, and shot off at extreme speeds toward the west. Platter shaped discs seen from afternoon until evening. Extreme speeds rapidly to the west. Waver.
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 17 1947
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Time: 23:00
Summary: One luminous round object was observed by one witness in a city (McGilvery).
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 18 1947
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Time: 13:00
Summary: Objects were observed and photographed. More than two shiny round objects were observed by seven witnesses in a city briefly (Sprinkle, E).
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 18 1947
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Time: Around 1600
Summary: One disc was observed by more than three female witnesses for over 15 minutes (Akins)
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 19 1947
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Time: Night
Summary: More than eight discs were observed by one witness (Taylor).
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 19 1947
Location: Webster Massachusetts
Time: 2230
Summary: An unidentified woman called the Telegram office and said that a 70-year old Webster relative had seen “something shoot by her window.” The relative said that the object was “a little bigger than the moon” and that “there was a slim man in what looked like a Navy uniform sitting in it.”
Source: Humcat quoting newspaper source


Date: June 20 1947
Location: Moses Lake, Washington
Time: 23:00
Summary: An object was observed. It moved with a falling-leaf motion. One blue-white oval object was observed by more than three witnesses on a highway (Edes).
Source: Bloecher, Ted R.


Date: June 20, 1947
Location: Hot Springs, NM
Time: 8:00 PM MST.
Summary: Woman and her daughter observed three revolving groups of three discs in triangular formation, straight course, S-NE
Source: Bloecher,17,II-9


Date: June 21, 1947
Location: Spokane, Washington (BBU)
Time: 11:50 [11:55 PST?] a.m.
Summary: Civilian woman [Mrs. Guy R. ?] Overman saw 8 [shiny silvery and slim-­bodied?] disk-shaped objects the size of a house fly at 600 mph [or slower than a 2-engine army plane?] traveling SSW at 7,000 ft one object below an aircraft, then fall with a dead-leaf motion and land before 10 witnesses on the shore of the St. Joe River, Idaho. Sev mins.
Source: Vallée Magonia 57; cf. FOIA; FUFOR Index; Bloecher 1967


Date: June 21 1947: Maury Island Incident


Date: June 23, 1947
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Time:
Summary: Railroad engineer saw 10 shiny disc-shaped objects, very high, fluttering along in a string toward NW.
Source: UFOE, XII


Date: June 24 1947: Kenneth Arnold Sighting


Date: June 24, 1947
Location: Richland, Washington
Time: 2:30 p.m
Summary: L. G. Bernier, observed three flat objects that were faster that P-38’s. The objects were flying on a level course to the northwest.
Source: Ted Bloecher/Dan Wilson


Date: June 24, 1947
Location: Mt. Adams, Wash. (BBU 12)
Time: Afternoon
Summary: .Just about the time that Kenneth Arnold lost sight of his objects, Fred Johnson, listed as a prospector, reported watching five or six disc-shaped craft as they flew over the Cascade Mountains. He said they were round with a slight tail and about 30 feet in diameter. They were not flying in any sort of formation and as they banked in a turn, the sunlight flashed off them. As they approached, Johnson noticed that his compass began to spin wildly. When the objects finally vanished in the distance, the compass returned to normal.
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Date: June 24 1947
Location: Near Pendleton Oregon
Time: afternoon
Summary: The same day as the Kenneth Arnold sighting, a man driving down a remote rural road heard a loud humming sound and driving over a rise he saw on a nearby field a large disc shaped craft hovering six-feet off the ground. He could also see two short figures wearing green suits and white helmets standing right underneath the object. The figures suddenly vanished and the craft then shot towards the Columbia River, made a big circle then flew towards the mountains.

Source: Bob Gribble, Mufon UFO Journal # 290


oregonian1947_cropDate: June 24 1947
Location: Diamond Gap, Washington
Time: 3:00 PM.
Summary: A member of the Washington State forest service was on fire watch at lookout tower at Diamond Gap, a small settlement near the town of Salmon, just south of Mount Rainier, noticed something in the sky which he said were: “. .flashes in the distance quite high up in the east (and they] .seemed to be going in straight line and made strange noise, higher pitched than most airplanes make.” 
Source: Newsclipping. Loren Gross, UFOS: A History 1947, page 8


CaptureDate: June 24, 1947
Location:  10-12 mi. E of Joliet, Illinois
Time: 1:50 p.m.
Summary: Charles Kastl, 60, an employee for 38 years with the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railroad, was walking along a highway to work when he spotted about nine speeding discs in the air.  He described them as a string of flat circular objects “going faster than anything I’ve ever seen.” Kastl said he could see no connecting link between them, but they acted as though the leading disk had a motor in it to power the others because when it flipped, the others would too. When it would right itself, the others would right themselves.They were appeared to be very high (4,000′ ???) and heading N-S.
Source: The Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 28, 1947  UFOE, XII


470627woodland_manDate: June 27, 1947
Location:  Woodland, Washington
Time:
Summary: Two groups of loosely-bunched objects rocking back and forth as they flew over noiselessly, were reported seen over this small southwest Washington town during the afternoon. The report was phoned in to the Portland Oregon Journal late the same afternoon by the witness, Clyde Homan, manager of Tulips, Inc., a bulb-growing farm two miles south of Woodland, near the Columbia River.
Source: Bloecher 1967


Date: June 28, 1947
Location: Rockfield, Wisconsin                                      BBU
Time: 3:45 CST
Summary: Marion Beuschler and her brother a farmer saw 7-10 saucer-shaped objects fly overhead heading S at high speed
Source: McDonald list; FOIA; FUFOR Index; Bloecher 1967


Date: June 28, 1947
Location: 30 miles NW of Lake Mead, Nevada     BBU
Time: 1:15 p.m. or 3:15
Summary: AAF pilot Lt. E. B. Armstrong from Brook AAF, San Antonio, Texas, flying F-51 fighter at 6,000 ft saw a tight formation of 5-6 white circular 3 ft objects off his right wing heading 120° [about ESE] at 6,000 ft at 285 mph.
Source:Ruppelt p. 19; FOIA; FUFOR Index; Bloecher 1967


Date: June 28 [26?], 1947
Location: Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama      BBU
Time: 9:20-9:45 p.m.
Summary:  4 AAF officers including 2 pilots and 2 intelligence officers, Capt. W. H. Kayko, Capt. J. H. Cantrell, Capt. Redman, 1st Lt. T. Dwwey, saw a bright light just above the SW horizon travel towards them in a zigzag with bursts of high speed, when directly overhead it made a sharp 90° turn and lost to view in the S [SW?]. 25-mins.
Source: Ruppelt p.19; FOIA; FUFOR Index; Bloecher 1967


Date: Jun 29, 1947
Location: Camp Little, Arizona
Time: afternoon
Summary: Luis Bazurto and Armando Macias sitting w/ families in their front yard, see about six disks fly in at great speed from the west and disappear toward the northeast.
Source: Nogales Herald, 7/3; Phoenix Gazette, 7/3


Date: Jun 29, 1947
Location: Tucumcari, NM
Time: 11 pm
Summary: Mrs. Helen Hardin reported July 8 seeing flying saucer from her front porch traveling east to west at high speed. It was slightly yellowish, looked about half the size of the full moon. She watched it for about 6 seconds. It was low in the sky and appeared to go down to the ground outside of town. She thought it might be a meteor, but it didn’t fall as fast as meteors, and she also noticed a whirling motion as it neared the ground.
Source: Originally Tucumcari, Daily News, 7/9; reported in Bertlitz & Moore, The Roswell Incident


Date: June 29, 1947
Location: Des Moines, Iowa      BBU
Time: 3:45 [4:45 CST?] p.m.
Summary: Bus driver Dale Bays saw a single file line of 4 [18 ?] “dirty white” round objects between circular and oval in shape, inverted saucer shape about 175-250 ft diameter 12 ft thick, at about 1,200 ft height traveling about 300 mph to the SSE, sound of electric motor or dynamo. Another group of 13 objects seen heading SSE to NNW [later?]. Few mins
Source: Battelle/BBSR14 ?; Mary Castner/CUFOS; FUFOR Index; FOIA; Bloecher 1967


Date: About June 29, 1947
Location: Jacksonville, Oregon
Time: About 1:00 p.m
Summary: A V-formation of UFOs seen by a group of people on a Sunday either at the end of June or early in July. The date, believed to be June 29, had not been definitely established. A group of people west of Medford, just above the California border. The formation was traveling northwest toward Medford, east of the observers. There were nine objects. According to one witness, when first seen the objects were “as white as snow geese”;  as they came closer they became blue-white, “like a fluorescent-bulb light.” They were sharply outlined and seemed to be solid; “also translucent, like a light, pebbled, frosted bulb.” The size of the individual objects was estimated as more than twice the diameter of the full moon — presumably when the objects were nearest to the witnesses, although this is not stated definitely.
Source: Reference 1, Section II, Page 3


Date: June 29, 1947   BBU
Location: About 20 [15?] miles ENE of Las Cruces, New Mexico
Time: About 1:15 [1:20?] p.m.
Summary: Rocket scientist-engineer Dr. Carl J. Zohn, Admin Asst., Rocket Sonde Section, USN Naval Research Lab (NRL) temporarily assigned to White Sands Proving Ground (WSPG), NRL scientist Curtis C. Rockwood and his wife, and WSPG technician John R. Kauke, were driving in a car from Las Cruces to WSPG headed NE when they saw to their right front [E] a rotating silvery or shiny disc or sphere with no appendages, wings, tail, propellers, reflecting sunlight [pulsating?], crossing the sky at high speed heading N at about 8,000-10,000 ft which suddenly disappeared in mid-air in a clear cloudless sky. Kauke had stopped the car and briefly saw a short vapor trail at one point not reported by the others. Zohn on the passenger side rolled the window for an unobstructed view. Nearly 60-secs
Source: FOIA; cf. Ruppelt, p. 20; FUFOR Index; Randle-Schmitt; Bloecher 1967; etc


Date: June 30, 1947   BBU
Location: Near S rim of Grand Canyon, Ariz.
Time: 9:10 a.m. (MST?).
Summary: Navy Lt. William G. McGinty flying P-80 from Williams AAF at 30,000 ft heading S saw 2 gray, circular objects about 8 or 10 ft diameter, diving at “inconceivable” speed from about 25,000 ft, which appeared to land 25 miles S of the Grand Canyon
Source: Vallée Magonia 59; cf. Project 1947; FOIA; FUFOR Index; Bloecher 1967


Date: end of June 1947: Bahamut Kokchetav Region, Kazakhstan Encounter


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