Date: Autumn 1947
Location: Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina
Summary: A local Indian named Chuima reported seeing several oval shaped objects along with an object in the shape of a train hovering above and near a local lagoon. There was an uncanny silence in the air. He could see several short child-like figures walking near the object seemingly in the air. The entities seemed to be picking up round black “rocks” and passing them among each other.
Source: Proyecto CATENT, Argentina
Date: September 1947
Location: West Yaroslavl Province, Russia
Summary: 3 or 4 local peasant women were returning to their village from the lake with sacks of cranberries when suddenly they noticed a fire in the forest and several “men” seating near it. One of the women put her sack on the ground and approached the fire. The men did not react to her presence. When she came closer she was stunned to see that those “men” were child-sized dwarfs with greenish faces. When they saw her, they all jumped up and ran from the area. The next day, other villagers found unusual “alien” footprints resembling horseshoes with 3 calks. Apparently the greenish were hoofed.
Source: Valeriy A Kukushkin, Yaroslavl UFO Group “Chimeras of the X location” Moscow 1997
Date: Sept. 3, 1947
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon. BBU # 85
Time: 12:15 p.m. (PDT).
Summary: Housewife Mrs. Raymond Dupui saw 12-15 round, silver objects fly an unstated pattern for unknown length of time.
Source: Berliner; FOIA
Date: Sept. 8, 1947
Location: Logan [Salt Lake City?], Utah BBU
Time: 10:30 or 11 p.m
Summary: Anderson and Hall saw 5 groups of a total of 12 [?] white or yellowish objects traveling at high speed to the N at 2,0003,000 ft height, faster than birds, size of pigeons [?]
Source: Battelle/BBSR14 ?; Mary Castner/CUFOS
Date: Sept. 13, [11? 12?], 1947
Location: Midway Island to Oahu, Hawaii, past Necker Island BBU
Time: 6:58 p.m.
Summary: Pan Am airline crew [military air flight?] saw a bright light with no blue or red tinge split in 2 move towards the plane then disappear [first heading 350° then 109° at 9,50010,000 ft traveling at 1,000 knots or about 1,200 mph]. [Possible meteor?]
Source: McDonald list; Project 1947; FOIA; FUFOR Index; Mary Castner/CUFO
Date: Sept. 16, 1947
Location: Fukuoka, Japan
Time: Time not given
Summary: MEW radar station. A target was picked up at a range of 89 miles on a bearing of 040 degrees (Point C). Target was tracked on an incoming course to a range of 19 miles and a bearing of 045 degrees at which point it faded out. The nearest known operational U.S.S.R. air bases are on the east coast of Korea at 39° 10′ North Latitude and 127 degrees 29′ East Longitude and Haeju on west coast of Korea at 38° 02′ North Latitude and 125 degrees East Longitude. The range to these oases from Fukuoka is 360 nautical miles. Genzan is classified as having permanent runways of 4500-6000 foot length, and was highly operational by the Japanese. Haeju has one runway of approximately 4000 foot length, probably surfaced. It is therefore reasonable, to assume that the U.S.S.R. is utilizing the facilities at these bases to the utmost, since the location is strategically between Vladivostok to the north and the U.S. occupied areas of Korea to the south. A recent report from the U.S. XXIV Corps, evaluated F-3, states “a new type aircraft on Haeju airstrip North Korea. “‘This aircraft emitted black smoke on take-off, but was not identified as jet propelled.” Speed: 840 – 900 mph (730-780 knots); altitude: 10,000 – 20,000 feet.
Source: Item “c.” from SECRET AAF letter, Fran Ridge, Jan Aldrich.
Date: Sept. 17, 1947
Location: Ft. Richardson, Alaska BBU
Summary: [Army officer saw a 2-3 ft silver sphere traveling S at tremendous speed below the 10,000 ft cloud cover.]
On September 23, 1947, the chief of the Air Technical Intelligence Center, one of the Air Force’s most highly specialized intelligence units, sent a letter to the Commanding General of the then Army Air Forces. The letter was in answer to the Commanding General’s verbal request to make a preliminary study of the reports of unidentified flying objects. The letter said that after a preliminary study of UFO reports, ATIC concluded that, to quote from the letter, “the reported phenomena were real.” The letter strongly urged that a permanent project be established at ATIC to investigate and analyze future UFO reports. It requested a priority for the project, a registered code name, and an over-all security classification. ATIC’s request was granted and Project Sign, the forerunner of Project Grudge and Project Blue Book, was launched. It was given a 2A priority, A being the highest priority an Air Force project could have.
Source: McDonald list; Mary Castner/CUFOS
Date: September 20, 1947
Location: off the coast of San Diego, California
Time: 11 [a.m.?].
Summary: The Coast Guard were told that a flaming object had fallen into the sea off that coast, but no check of airports revealed any missing liner or plane, and the Observatory at Griffith Park did not think it was any sort of meteor. Further inquiry elicited the fact that the object maneuvered, and for some time.
Source: Carl Feindt