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Date: July 1952: Schenectady, New York Sighting


Date: July 1952: Point Defiance Park Washington Abduction?


Date: July 1952
Location: Washington
Time:
Summary: Wilbert Smith confirmed that a number of fragments from UFOs had been recovered and analyzed by his research group, including one that had been shot from a disc near Washington in July 1952. Smith, who held a top-secret clearance and liaised with his American counterparts at the time, was informed that the disc, which was about 2 feet in diameter, as glowing.
Source: Need To Know: UFOs, The Military and Intelligence by Timothy Good


Date: July 1, 1952
Location: Boston, New York
Time: 7:25 am.
Summary: Two silvery elliptical UFOs were observed visually near Boston, where an F-94 interceptor was sent up to investigate.
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Date: July 1, 1952
Location: Lexington, MA
Time: 7:30 AM.
Summary: Capt. Metcalf observed a milky white object shpaed like an “elongated oval” but “fatter than a cigar”, about 100 feet in length or slightly larger than a four-engine airliner, having indistinct outlines at the rear resembling either a very short exhaust or a blurred tail section, with a narrow ridge along the top side, but without wings or any other aerodynamic features.
Source: BB Files


Date: July 1, 1952
Location: Fort Monmouth, New Jersey BBU
Time: 9:30 am.
Summary: The objects moved south along the East coast and hovered near Fort Monmouth, N.J., for about 5 minutes at 50,000 feet. As radar at Fort Monmouth detected the objects, they put on a burst of speed and headed southwest toward Washington, D.C., confirmed visually. At about noon, a physics professor in Washington reported seeing a grayish UFO hovering and arcing back and forth across the sky.
Source: Ruppelt, pp. 200-202, Dan Wilson


utahDate: July 2, 1952
Location: Tremonton, Utah
Time:
Summary: Navy photographer Delbert C. Newhouse and his wife, while driving across the state, saw a group of 12-14 shiny silver objects milling around in the sky. Newhouse stopped and retrieved his 16 mm camera and filmed extensive footage of the objects. He and his wife both reported seeing some of the objects relatively close-up and they were shaped like one plate inverted atop another. When the film was returned to Newhouse following Navy and Air Force analysis, the frames showing the discs close-up had been deleted.
Source: The UFO Encyclopedia by Margaret Sachs.


Date: July 3, 1952
Location: Selfridge AFB, Mich. BBU 1380
Time: 4:15 a.m.
Summary: Witnesses not identified (civilians?) saw 2 big lights, about 20 ft diameter, fly straight and level at tremendous speed.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 3, 1952
Location: Chicago, Illinois   BBU 1382
Time: 11:50 p.m. 
Summary: Mrs. J. D. Arbuckle saw 2 bright pastel green discs fly straight and level very fast.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 5, 1952
Location: Elmendorf AFB, Alaska BBU
Time:
Summary:
Source: FUFOR Index


Date: July 5, 1952
Location: Hanford Atomic Works, Richland, Wash BBU
Time: 6 a.m.
Summary: Conner Airlines C-46 pilot Baldwin, another pilot and 2 copilots saw a perfect circular white disc above the Hanford site.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: July 5, 1952
Location: SSE of Norman, Okla. BBU 1390
Time: 7:58 p.m.
Summary: Oklahoma State Patrolman Hamilton in State Patrol airplane saw 3 dark discs [at 4,000 ft?] hover then fly away, silhouetted against a dark cloud. 15-secs.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 5, 1952
Location: Richlands, Washington
Time:
Summary: Four Florida pilots reported a flying saucer hovering above the Hanford atomic works, a sensitive scientific installation at Richlands, Washington. Captain John Baldwin, Captain George Robertson and pilots D. Shanbel and Steven Summers stated that the UFO was round and flat
Source: UFOs: A History(January-May, 1952)Loren E. Gross, “Memorandum for Mr. Levy. Prepared by the Inspector General, Directorate of Special Investigations, Hq. USAF, Washington, D.C. OSI Records. BLUE BOOK Files


Date: July 6-12, 1952
Location: Governors Island, New York [Elizabeth, NJ?] BBU 1397
Time: 11:00 p.m.
Summary: Charles Muhr [and Neff?] took 4 photos of some indistinct light admittedly not seen visually.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: 1952: Child Abduction in Evergreen, Colorado 


Date: July 9, 1952: UFO with occupants encountered in Hasselbach, Germany


Date: July 9, 1952
Location: Rapid City AFB, South Dakota BBU
Time: 3:35 p.m.
Summary: A sergeant and three airmen of the 717 Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing reported that three milky white discs were between 30,000 and 40,000 feet. The airmen were lying on there backs off the edge of the East-West runway when they observed the objects which appeared between 3 and 4 inches in diameter (at arm’s length), moving faster than any jet aircraft they have seen. Direction of travel: Northerly. The objects were seen one at a time with approximately one minute between sightings. Each object was observed for approximately 5 seconds. The significance of this report is just prior to the sighting a similar object was observed by other airmen at this station. (FUFOR Index) 3:30 p.m. Two more airmen at the east end of the East-West runway reported that an objects was observed at 20,000 feet or above. It was shaped like a disc and was grayish white and approximately 3 to 4 inches in diameter at arm’s length, traveling faster than any jet they have ever seen moving to the north. The object came from a southwesterly direction and crossed over the northwest corner of the airfield. The object seemed to stop and hover over an area north of the East-West runway. It would lose some altitude and then reportedly gain it right back.
Source: FUFOR Index


Date: 1952: Gerpinnes Belgium Sighting


Date: July 10, 1952
Location: Near Quantico, Virginia. BBU
Time: 8:18 p.m.
Summary: Pilot of National Airlines Flight 42, a C-60 aircraft, saw a very bright amber glow, stationary then climbing slowly till disappearance.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 10, 1952
Location: Korea_(near)
Time:
Summary: The crew of the Canadian destroyer Crusader saw two shiny discs and tracked them on radar.
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Date: July 12, 1952
Location: Annapolis, Maryland BBU 1431
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Summary: Insurance company president William Washburn saw 4 large, elliptical-shaped objects fly very fast, stop, turn 90° and fly away. 7-8 secs.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 12, 1952
Location: Northern Illinois
Time: 8:05 p.m.
Summary: Report of unusual flying objects (Reference to July 12, 1952, Arlington, Illinois [BBU]) Air Intelligence Information Report from 755th AC&W Squadron, Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Mr. J. M. Stark, Chicago, reported that at 2005 CST he saw a greenish object traveling in horizontal flight. Object came to stand-still, then moved away at a very high rate of speed. Mr. L Matheis, Chicago, sighted object going east then turned westward, yellowish in color. Mr. L. Schrenk, Chicago, sighted object going north, weaving at low altitude, reddish in color. Mr. A. Cressy, Chicago, saw an object going north, turned west, not a jet type aircraft. Received call from 31st Division through ADCC, radars picked up strange objects heading west and north at 3000 mph and above.
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Date: July 12, 1952
Location: Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Summary: Air Intelligence Information Report describes radar tracks by three different radars. 31st Division through ADCC reported that Mastiff (AN/FPS-3), Orgin (FPS-10), and Cousin (AN/6PS-6B) radars had picked up strange objects in several areas heading west and north at different altitudes, 3000 mph and above.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 12, 1952
Location: Belleville, Illinois BB
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Summary: J Five radar observations of unidentified objects were made at the 798th AC&W Squadron beginning at 8:30 p.m CST. Object one: 8:30 p.m., 355 degrees at 200 NM, speed 1600 knots. Object two: 8:35 p.m., 30 degrees at 20 NM, speed 1700 knots. Object three: 8:47 p.m., 6 degrees at 190 NM. Object four: 8:49 p.m., 330 degrees at 180 NM. Object five: 9:20 p.m., 280 degrees at 175 NM. Visual Sighting at 2110Z At 2110Z three airmen of the 798th AC&W Squadron, Belleville, Illinois, observed one very large round object of intense reddish orange color flying a straight course horizontal to the earth surface. The speed of the object was faster than any known aircraft. The object was observed for 20 seconds. One aircraft scrambled for observation purpose. The time given in the teletype (2110Z) may be incorrect. At around 2100 hours CST (9:00 p.m.), a large fireball-type object was seen by many witnesses in the Belleville/ St. Louis area. The object traveled in a straight line parallel to the ground from SE to the NW.
Source: Edwardsville Intelligencer, Illinois, July 14, 1952, page 1


Date: July 12 (13?), 1952
Location: Kirksville, MO BBU 1436
Time: 9 p.m.
Summary: Many radar controllers who were military officers saw several big radar blips tracked at 1,500 knots (1,700 mph). No visual sighting.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 12, 1952
Location: Arlington, Illinois BBU
Time: 9:04 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot of F-86 fighter in a flight of 2 F-86s with 62nd FI Sq after coming out of a right turn saw [and radar tracked?] an oblong yellowish lighted object with a trail flying in a straight course heading 240° about 15 miles away at 22,000 ft traveling 700 knots. F-86 pursued at max speed but object pulled away. Both pilots heard a strange radio transmission on their restricted comm channel during the pursuit saying the name of the pursuit pilot, Casey, in eerie tone. 20 secs.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 12, 1952
Location:
Time: 9:05 p.m.
Summary: American Airlines Convair pilot and copilot saw an object paralleling the plane then dropping down.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 12, 1952
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Time:
Summary: Air Force weather officer, many others at Montrose Beach saw large red object with small white lights on side reverse course directly overhead.
Source: UFOE, III


Date: July 12, 1952
Location: Dayton, Ohio BBU
Time: 9:13 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilots of 2 F-86’s with 97th FI Sq saw 2 brilliant round white lights hovering at 21,000 ft which then disappeared.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 13,1952
Location: 60 miles SW of Washington, D.C. BBU
Time: 4 a.m.
Summary:  National Airline Flight 611 Capt. William Bruen piloting airliner heading N from Jacksonville, Fla., saw round ball of bluish-white light hovering to the W then ascend to airliner altitude of 11,000 ft, then parallel course off left wing at about 2 miles distance, took off upwards at 1,000 mph when Bruen turned on all aircraft lights.
Source: Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 90­91; NARCA0P


Date: July 13,1952
Location: Osceola, WI
Time:
Summary: 674th AC&W Squadron. Eleven unidentified flying objects tracked on radar at speeds of 12,000 to 20,000 knots. (Knot = 1.15 mph)
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Date: July 13,1952
Location: Fordland, Missouri
Time: Time not given.
Summary: At the 797th AC&W Squadron at Fordland, Missouri, one object was observed on radar, very large at times, varied in size up to 3 degrees in width and at an estimated speed of 180 mph to 600 mph The object appeared to stop maneuvering as long as two minutes. The unknown object was carried from west to east and back west towards Kansas City and faded.
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Date: July 14, 1952
Location: near Okinawa
Time: 10:10 p.m.
Summary: at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, S/Sgt Eugene K. Chalmers and 2nd Lt. Phillip Galtieri, observed a spherical object to the north of the base. The object was moving straight down, but its course changed immediately as it moved to the northeast across the sky. When change of course occurred, the object appeared to slow down and almost stop in midair. The object then picked up considerable speed and vanished.
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Date: July 14, 1952
Location: Holloman AFB, New Mexico BB
Time: 10:20 MST.
Summary: Unidentified objects were observed over the missile test range at Holloman AFB, during a Hughes Aircraft project mission. Two hundred feet of 35mm. film was taken of two maneuvering objects at a high elevation angle to the NNE. Two other witnesses that were watching the B-29 on the mission through 6 power binoculars saw an object cross in front of the B-29 with about the same size and apparent speed as the project F-86 would have, but the object was not the F-86 which overtook the B-29 shortly thereafter. Mr. H. R. Morris and Mr. Floyd Fannon, on X-Band radar for the project observed something on their “A” scope which appeared like a jet going the opposite direction from the B-29. A bright object was observed passing through the field of vision by an optical tracker using a 20 power monocular scope near the radar site. The object was observed above the B-29 and going the same general direction, but much faster. The “Pip” on the radar “A” scope on X-band modified SCR-584 was about the size and apparent speed as a jet fighter would give at 35,000 feet, and was observed for a few minutes.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 14, 1952
Location: 20 miles S of McChord AFB, Wash BBU
Time: 11:50 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilots of 2 fighters from 318th FI Sq saw a strange object with red and green lights slowly rolling between the aircraft.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 14, 1952: The Nash-Fortenberry Sighting


Date: July 15 1952: Litchfield, Pennsylvania Sighting?


Date: July 15, 1952
Location: Pendleton, Oregon
Time:
Summary: 1952;
2055 zulu. Many civilians in 5 cars and an Oregon State Trooper observed a spherical-shaped object, 35-100 feet in diameter, silver in color, flying very fast at an estimated altitude of 4,000 feet. Object was moving eastbound and appeared to be dipping in flight. Object upon last visual contact at 2100Z, was heading due north. At 2155Z a strike force of six B-36 aircraft were over Pendleton, Oregon, heading north.
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Date: July 15, 1952
Location:
Time: 10:10 p.m.
Summary: J. Antoneff and 2 others saw a discus-shaped object, grayish, except when hovering, when it appeared muddy. Hovered over Palm Beach International Airport, then followed an SA-16 twin engined amphibious aircraft and flew away. 40-60 secs.
Source: Berliner, Dan Wilson, BB files


Date: July 16, 1952
Location: Beverly, Mass BBU 1501
Time: 9:35 a.m.
Summary: U.S. Coast Guard photographer Seaman Shell R. Alpert saw several bright lights through a window screen (no glass) from his position inside the air station photo lab while cleaning a camera, watched them for 5-6 secs, called out to another Coast Guardsman, Hospitalman 1st Class Thomas E. Flaherty from sick bay to see. Objects dimmed then brightened suddenly, Alpert grabbed a camera and filmed 4 roughly elliptical irregular blobs of light in formation through the screen, on Super XX cut film 4 x 5 inch format, lens set at infinity, aperture f/4.7, 1/30 sec exposure.
Source: Berliner; etc.


Date: July 16, 1952
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia BBU
Time: 8 p.m.
Summary: NACA aeronautical engineer Paul R. Hill saw 2 amber-colored objects approach fro the S, turn W, reach overhead, begin a maneuver to revolve around a common center, change to a vertical plane [?] after a few orbits, were joined by 2 more objects and flew off to the S.
Source: McDonald list; Tom Tulien


Date: July 16 1952
Location: Washington D.C.
Time:
Summary:

Source: Look,


Date: July 16, 1952: Salem, Massachusetts


Date: July 17, 1952
Location: near Lockbourne AFB, Ohio
Time: Bt. 1:00 and 4:00 a.m.
Summary:  William W. Stevenson and William O. Havens, observed a circular object with an orange and green glow at an estimated 5000 feet in altitude 10 miles north of Lockbourne AFB, Ohio. The object would move from side to side and remain stationary for long periods of time. Both Stevenson and Havens were recently discharged from the USAF.
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Date: July 17, 1952
Location: Batesville, Mississippi
Time: 1:07 p.m.
Summary: State Highway Patrolmen observed two or three round blue fluorescent colored objects approximately 100 feet in diameter. One object was at approximately 11,000 feet in altitude, and the other object was at 3000 to 5000 feet in altitude. The objects seemed to stand still and then they made a gradual back and forth movement north to south. The objects were observed for approximately 30 minutes.
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Date: July 17, 1952
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota BBU 1479
Time:
Summary: Military (USAF?) witness(es).
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Date: July 17, 1952
Location: White Plains, New York BBU 1502
Time: 3:10 p.m.
Summary: Mrs. Florence Daley saw 2 round objects, bluish­white with brighter rims, fly in formation, making a sound like bombers, only softer (witness later said she heard many feminine voices coming from the objects).
Source: Berliner


Date: July 17, 1952
Location: Tsuiki Air Base, Kyushu, Japan
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Summary: A/2C Lyle R. Drenth, USAF, launched a 100 gram White balloon for a scheduled Pibal run. For the first 30 minutes the balloon moved in an easterly direction and then came back over the field in a south and westerly direction. This was observed by a theodolite. Drenth then turned over the theodolite to his helper. After recording the weather Drenth looked at the balloon again through the theodolite and observed a formation of twelve circular luminous objects moving in the same direction as the balloon.
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Date: July 18, 1952: Lac Chauvet UFO Photo


Date: July 18, 1952
Location: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Time:
Summary:  Details
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Date: July 18, 1952
Location: Patrick AFB, Fla. [CCL Item #16]
Time: 10:45 p.m.
Summary: Many witnesses at the Air Force Guided Missile Long-Range Proving Ground at 10:45 p.m. observed two amber-colored lights maneuvering west of the base, then a third approached rapidly from the west and flew overhead. Within 15 minutes two more objects passed overhead from the west, circled over the ocean and came back over the observers. They were not aircraft or balloons.
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Date: July 18 [17?],1952
Location: Lockbourne, Ohio BBU 1476
Time: 9:10 p.m.
Summary: T/Sgt. Mahone and A/3c Jennings saw an amber-colored, elliptical-shaped object with a small flame at the rear, periodically increasing in brightness, move very fast giving off a resonant beat sound. 1.5 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 18 [17?],1952
Location: Lockbourne AFB, Ohio BBU 1482
Time: 11 a.m.
Summary: Air National Guard employees saw a light like a big star that disappeared when an aircraft approached. Also seen the night[s?] of July 20, 22 and 23. 3-hours.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 18, 1952
Location: Miami, Florida BBU 1483
Time: 11 a.m.
Summary: E. R. Raymer and daughter saw an opaque, silvery bubble fly very fast at a right-angle to the wind direction. 10 secs.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 18 [21?], 1952
Location: Patrick AFB, Florida BBU 1485
Time: 9:45 p.m.
Summary: 3 USAF officers and 4 enlisted men saw a series of hovering and maneuvering red-orange lights moving in a variety of directions. 1 hour.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: July 18, 1952
Location: Denver, Colorado
Time:
Summary: American Airlines pilot watched unidentified lights speed back and forth.
Source: UFOE, V Carpenter Case AL


Date: July 19, 1952
Location: Savannah River, South Carolina
Time:
Summary: J1952;
Cat 2. Hundreds of employees from AEC witnessed UFO cavort.
Source:


Date: 1952: Customs Inspector Films Large UFO


Date: July 19, 1952
Location: River Edge, N.J.
Time:
Summary: Associated Press reporter Saul Pett about midnight saw an intensely glowing, non-blinking orange ball of light moving steadily overhead from the northwest to the southeast for 1-2 minutes. He said that it was moving too fast and too steadily for a balloon.
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Date: July 19, 1952: UFO in Washington DC


Date: July 19, 1952
Location: Probably Centreville, VA. BBSR14 didn’t give a location BBU
Time: 12 midnight.
Summary: Part-time farmer and hired hand saw 2 cigar-shaped objects, one hovering the other moving to the E then come back, both ascending vertically until disappearing. Both objects transparent (translucent?), lit from within, and emitted an exhaust from one end. Object shapes possibly more like elongated footballs. 3-4 mins.
Source: Battelle Unknown No. 4


Date: July 19, 1952
Location: Williston, North Dakota BBU 1492
Time: 2:55 a.m.
Summary: Experienced civilian pilot saw an elliptical-shaped object with a light fringe, descend fast, make a 360° then a 180° turn. 5 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 19, 1952
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Time: 6:28 a.m.
Summary: Mrs. Carolyn Smith, on duty as a volunteer ground observer aircraft spotter, observed two flying saucers heading northeast at 2000 feet altitude. The objects suddenly shot upward and went out of sight. Duration of the sighting was approximately 20 seconds. Saucers were large, round, bluish in color and emanated a blue jet exhaust.
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Date: July 19, 1952
Location: Elkins Park, Pa. BBU 1494
Time: 11:35 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot Capt. C. J. Powley and wife saw 2 star-like lights maneuver, hover and speed. 5-7 mins.
Source: BB files, Berliner


Date: July 19-20, 1952
Location: Washington Nat’l Airport, Washington, D.C. BBU [CCL Item 23]
Time: 11:40 p.m.-6 a.m.
Summary: Numerous visual, radar and radar-visual sightings by ground observers and pilots in the air. 6 hours 20 min..
Source: Sparks


Date: July 20, 1952
Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland.
Time:
Summary: In mid-evening Air Force radar tracked up to 10 UFOs for 15-20 minutes. The objects approached the runway, scattered, made sharp turns and reversals of direction.
Source: Air Force weather observer report to NICAP.


Date: July 20, 1952
Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland BB
Time: After midnight.
Summary: At around midnight various people in the Andrews Tower were talking about flying saucers. At this time T/Sgt John P. Izzo went up to the tower and heard Washington Center call the tower on the intercom advising that they had 5 unidentified targets over the Andrews range. Nothing appeared on the Andrews radar. A/1C William B. Brady gave the statement that Airman Goodman called the tower at around 12:05 a.m. and advised for him to look to the south immediately. When Brady looked he saw an object like an orange ball of fire trailing a tail at about two miles south and one half of a mile east of the Andrews range. The object made a circular movement and then took off at an unbelievable speed. Seconds later Brady saw another such object that made an arc like pattern and then disappeared. Later, Capt. Harold C. Way reported that Washington Center called and ask if Andrews radar had a target 3 miles north of Riverdale. Way checked the radar and there was a motionless target at the place Washington Center had indicated. It remained for about 25 to 30 seconds and then disappeared completely.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 20, 1952
Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland BBU
Time: 4:15 a.m.
Summary: Approach Control picked up one unidentified target on radar. The target was on the scope for thirty seconds before fading.
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Date: July 20, 1952
Location: Herndon, Virginia BB
Time: 3:00 a.m.
Summary: A Capital Airlines flight approaching Washington National Airport reported that an unidentified light was following it. Air Route Traffic Control radar tracked the UFO to within about 4 miles of the airport before it disappeared.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 20, 1952
Location: Lavalette, New Jersey BBU 1504
Time: 12:20-12:25 a.m. 
Summary: 3 independent groups of witnesses, including Seton Hall Univ. chemistry professor Dr. A. B. Spooner (on a yacht in the Delaware River near Philadelphia), saw 2 large orange-yellow lights with some dull red color fly in trail, turn and circle observers. First seen to the S at about 40° elevation, then E, N, W, and S again but at elevation 80°. Stellar magnitude about -3 to -5. AF pilot in Elk Park estimated 10°/min angular velocity accelerating up to 2°/sec. No sound. 5-6 mins.
Source: Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 73-77


Date: July 21, 1952
Location: Dobbins AFB, Georgia BBU
Time: 10:40 EST.
Summary: An unidentified blip made passes on a wind-finding target (balloon?) being tracked by a ground radar unit. The target was moving slowly at 52,000 feet when a second blip appeared on the radar and was seen moving towards the wind-finding target and passing through it. This happened three times as if the the new signal was playing with the wind target. Finally the unknown object stopped for a period of 3 to 5 minutes and then moved away.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 21, 1952
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Time: 1:03 pm. EDT.
Summary: Observers: Jacque Ayd & John Neuman. Altitude: 15,000 to 20,000 feet, cone-shaped, brilliant orange object dove to 2000 feet. Size of four engine aircraft dove with terrific speed toward the southwest. Time in sight: One minute Comments: No known aircraft in the area at the time of sighting
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Date: July 21, 1952
Location: Randolph AFB – Converse, Texas BBU 1522
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Summary: Wife of USAF Capt. J. B. Neal saw an elongated, fuselage-shaped object fly straight and level, make a right-angle turn, fly out of sight at 300+ mph.3-5 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 21, 1952
Location: Wiesbaden, West Germany BBU 1514
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot Capt. E. E. Dougher and WAF Lt. J. J. Stong, separated by miles saw 4 bright yellowish lights, seen by Dougher to separate, with 2 climbing and 2 flying away level in the opposite direction. Stong saw 2 reddish lights fly in opposite directions. 10-15 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 21, 1952
Location: Beluga Lake, Alaska
Time: 2120Z
Summary: July 21, 1952;
Ac­cording to a brief statement included in the Project Blue Book files, Captain Henry S. Anthony, Jr., and First Lieu­tenant John T. Larkins were airborne in the Beluga Lake area when the first contact was made at 18,000 yards. Lock-on was accomplished at 12,000 yards and an intercept started. Target was level with the aircraft’s speed greater than 100 knots to 6,000 yards. At this point the target disappeared and could not be re-­established. Pilot did not make visual sighting. A little less than an hour later, they made another at­tempt to contact the target. They had remained in the area searching for the UFO
Source: Kevin Randle


Date: July 21 [22?], 1952
Location: Rockville, Indiana BBU 1533
Time: 8:10 p.m.
Summary: Military officer and 2 enlisted men saw an aluminum, delta-shaped object with vertical fin, fly straight and level, then hover. 3 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 21, 1952
Location: San Marcos AFB, Texas BBU 1516
Time: 10:40 p.m.
Summary: Lt., 2 Staff Sgts. and 3 Airmen saw a blue circle with a blue trail hover then accelerate to near-sonic speed (700+ mph) after 1 min.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 21 [22?], 1952
Location: Holyoke, Mass BBU 1524
Time: After midnight.
Summary: 1 Mrs. A. Burgess saw a round, yellow, flashing light fly downward. No further information in files. (Berliner) Two other witnesses, Mrs O’Neil and Mrs. Kana, observed an object in the sky after 2400 hours on the same night. Both described the object substantially the same – an orange-yellow light that flashed downward to the northwest.
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Date: July 22, 1952
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico BBU 1538
Time: 10:50 a.m.
Summary: Control tower operator Don Weins and 2 CARCO pilots saw 8 large, round, bright aluminum objects fly straight and level, then dart around erratically. 25 mins. ()
Source: Berliner


Date: July 22 [?], 1952
Location: Stafford, Virginia BBU 1654
Time: 12 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot of C-54 transport saw a bright ovoid object hover then move in stops and starts, first approaching the plane then paralleling it.
Source: Berliner; Loren Gross


Date: July 22, 1952
Location: Brookley AFB, Mobile, Alabama BBU
Time: 2 p.m.
Summary: USAF Tech Sgt. and a civilian employee saw a barrel-shaped black object 3.5-4 ft diameter, emitting black smoke trail and a black puff of smoke flying about 5,000 ft above ground 1 mile away heading E then flying “perpendicular” (vertical?). 2 mins.
Source: Hynek-CUFOS-Willy Smith files


Date: July 22, 1952
Location: Uvalde, Texas BBU 1536 [CCL Item # 30] (BB)
Time: 2:46 p.m.
Summary: At 1446, Mr. Don Epperly, weather observer and station manager Trans-Texas Airlines, observed a large round silver object at an estimated altitude of 20,000 feet. The object was approximately 50 feet in diameter and had tremendous speed, estimated at being well over 1000 miles per hour.The object was observed for approximately 45 seconds before it disappeared.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 22, 1952
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Summary: Cat 11. A private pilot, alerted by his wife, saw a hovering metallic-appearing disc at about 5:45 p.m. After about 10 seconds, the disc abruptly shot away climbing at a steep angle and disappeared. (NICAP report form.) (Based on a newspaper story it says, “A private pilot and his companion while flying along the coast….” – Dick )
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Date: July 22, 1952
Location: 12 miles E of Peterson Field, Colo. BBU
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Summary: USAF ADC personnel in Cessna 140 and the pilot saw a round silver object disappear into clouds.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 22, 1952
Location: Near Braintree, bet. Boston and Provincetown, Mass. BBU 1556
Time: 10:20 and 10:47 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot and radar operator of F-94B jet interceptor saw a large round spinning object throwing off a blue light. At 10:47 p.m., same or different F-94B jet fighter chased blue green or green object circling at high speed, with airborne radar tracking and lock on. Another [?] F-94 intercepted 2 objects with flickering white light and swishing circling blue light which passed the jet, with airborne radar tracking and ground visual observation. [Confusion with Misawa case below??]
Source: Berliner; cf. Weinstein


Date: July 22, 1952
Location: Boston, Mass BBU
Time: 10:25 p.m.
Summary: F-89 crews attempted to intercept UFO observed visually. No radar contact. Afterburners used with no success.
Source: BB files; FUFOR Index


Date: 1952: Borneo, Indonesia


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Culver City, Calif.
Time:
Summary: Several aircraft plant employees saw a bright silvery elliptical object that moved northwest, then stopped and hovered. Two small discs emerged and circled around the area before rejoining the mother ship. The object then climbed straight up out of sight at tremendous speed.
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Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Nahant, MA
Time: 2:15-218 a.m.
Summary: A Seaman on watch at Nahant Coast Guard Station observed two (2) bluish lights approximately 5 feet in diameter, appearing as flat, disc-shaped objects having no aerodynamic features and moving without sound or exhaust trail at a speed faster than a four-engine airliner at an altitude of 1,100 to 2,000 feet. When they were at a distance of approximately 1 1/2 miles from the point of observation, they executed an extremely sharp turn, described by observer to be similar to the path of a ball bouncing off a wall.
Source: BB files


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Santa Cruz, California BB
Time: 4:10 a.m.
Summary: Three or more circular lights were seen high in the sky changing colors from blue to red to purple. Two of the objects circled overhead and then sped away at high speed then returned to hover overhead. The lights were observed from 4:10 to 4:54 a.m. Page two of the teletype message states: (3) “Visual with possible GCI radar sighting PD”.
Source: Dan Wilson, BB files


Date: July 22 – 23, 1952
Location: Trenton, New Jersey BBU 1572
Time: 10:50 p.m. 12:45, 1:28-3:47 a.m.
Summary: Crews of several USAF F-94 jet interceptors from Dover AFB, Del., made 13 visual sightings and one radar tracking of blue-white [orange?] lights. White, green and blue lights were seen by ground observers and F-94 pilots moving in arcs and blinking out suddenly. F-94 crew got radar lock on at 30,000 ft away of object the size of an F­94, at 9,000 ft away the object made a sharp right turn, suddenly dropped in height and disappeared. Other sightings in the Dover-Trenton area. 2 hrs.
Source: Berliner; Loren Gross


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Jamestown, Rhode Island BBU
Time: 7:36 a.m.
Summary: USN radar tracked high speed target heading N at 42,000 ft and confirmed by ADC radar at Camp Hero, N.Y. F-94’s and F-86’s scrambled unsuccessfully.
Source: McDonald list; Loren Gross, Dan Wilson


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Pottstown, Pa BBU 1554
Time: 8:40 a.m.
Summary: 2-man crews of 3 USAF F-94 jet interceptors saw a large silver object, shaped like a long pear with 2-3 squares beneath it, fly at 150-180 knots (170-210 mph), while a smaller object, delta-shaped or swept back, flew around it at 1,000-1,500 knots (1,150­1,700 mph)
Source: Berliner


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Summary: A red object, size undetermined, was sighted southwest of Alexandria, Virginia. The object hovered for 10 minutes, then disappeared in a westerly direction at a high rate of speed. The witnesses were a County Policeman, two airmen and a civilian. (BB docs) (Note: The Alvin Moore “Fragment” was found at Vienna, Virginia, which is WNW of Alexandria. Alexandria is where the red object was seen on July 23, 1952. The object was last seen moving to the west).
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Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Nr. Washington, DC
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Summary: JAir Force jet shoots at UFO. Wilbert Smith (Canadian Project Magnet) admitted that a number of fragments from UFOs had been recovered and analyzed by his research group, including one that had been shot (by AF jet) from a UFO near Washington (Alvin Moore fragment). Said Smith: “I was informed that the disk was glowing and was about two feet in diameter. A glowing chunk flew off and the pilot saw it glowing all the way to the ground. He radioed his report and a ground party hurried to the scene. The thing was still glowing when they found it an hour later….”
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Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Altoona, Penna BBU 1567
Time: 12:50 p.m.
Summary: 2-man crews of 2 USAF F-94 jet interceptors at 35,000­46,000 ft altitude saw 3 cylindrical objects in a vertical stack formation fly at an altitude of 50,000­80,000 ft. 20-mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Long Beach, California BB
Time: 1:50 p.m.
Summary: The witness Collinson located at the Naval Shipyard observed a orange red oval elliptical shaped object overhead moving at a high rate of speed. The object at an estimated altitude of 4,000 feet did a zigzag maneuver and was in view for about 16 seconds. The object appeared as large as a nickel held at arm’s length.
Source: Blue Book files/Dan Wilson


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: near Springfield, Ohio
Time: Bt. 8:05 and 10:15 p.m.
Summary: July 23, 1952,
two lights, some described them as white globes, were seen high in the sky. Jet aircraft were seen near where the lights were seen and later it was learned that the 97th Fighter Squadron had scrambled some of its planes and they were investigating the incident. At 8:05 p.m. (2055), Major A. S. Griffin, Base Comptrollers Office, called in a report that while he was at the scout camp near Yellow Springs, Ohio, at almost dark, he had seen three lights high above the Springfield Municipal Airport. He watched the object through field glasses and he said there were two jets that appeared to be investigating.
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Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Lockbourne AFB, OH
Time:
Summary: J This case was investigated by OSI. Numerous witnesses observed four (4) objects hovering in the vicinity of the Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, Ohio. The objects were round and fluorescent white in color. Two F-84 jets were dispatched from Lockbourne AFB, but were unable to identify the objects. Approximately 90 per cent of the personnel at the base observed the objects. Later through means of triangulation the objects were determined to be at 75,000 feet in altitude.
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Date: July 23, 1952
Location: E of Misawa AFB, Japan BBU
Time: 8:20 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot flying F-94 jet fighter chased blue-green fireball.
Source: Weinstein


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: South Bend, Indiana BBU 1578
Time: 11:35 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot Capt. H. W. Kloth saw 2 bright blue-white objects flying together, then the rear one veered off. 9 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 23, 1952
Location: Braintree, Mass
Time:
Summary: Cat 9. G,A,V
Source:


Date: July 24, 1952: Carson Sink, Nevada Sighting


Date: July 24, 1952
Location: Travis AFB, Calif. BBU 1588
Time:
Summary: (NARA)
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Date: July 24, 1952
Location: MacDill AFB, Florida. BBU
Time: 10:45 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot and copilot of bomber with 364th Bomb Sq saw high speed object over MacDill AFB tracked by ground radar.
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list


Date: July 24, 1952
Location: Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
Time: 11:20 p.m. (0820Z July 25).
Summary: 1st Lt. Jones, pilot, and 2nd Lt. Aubrey M. Brenner, radar observer, while flying in an F-94 SE of Talkeetha, Alaska, made radar contact which appeared larger than an F-94 at 14,000 yards. Lock-on was accomplished at this time with a target speed of 40 knots greater than of the aircraft. Aircraft speed was increased to 350 knots in a 4200 feet per minute climb. The target was still pulling away at over 100 knots. After a climb to 18,500 feet the target appeared to level off and increase speed. The chase was broken off at this time.
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Date: July 24, 1952
Location: Clovis, New Mexico
Time: 2130 hours.
Summary: 140th Fighter-Bomber Wing. First page of document states that unidentified flying objects similar to types reported seen over “Operation Desert Rock” (Oct. 30, 1951) were observed by an officer of this wing on July 24, 1952.
In late July the 1952 wave reached some kind of a peak, with fantastic sightings happening one after the other. All across the United States from July 25 through early August, Air Defense Command radar detected unknown objects flying through the skies, and jet interceptors scrambled to pursue them saw unidentified luminous objects exactly where both ground and airborne radar showed them to be. These sightings had profound implications for national defense, and accordingly were treated with great urgency. A lot of the details were kept secret from the public, but the cat was out of the bag on publicity because too many highly credible people were reporting sightings and the news media were looking for answers.
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Date: July 24 1952
Location: Serchio River, Italy
Time:
Summary: Discoid UFO some 60 feet in diameter hovering for 10 minutes over river. The UFO directed a greenish “ray” at the fisherman, who felt an electric shock as the ray hit him. A mysterious stranger with foreign accent tried to intimidate witness several days later.
Source:The Definitive Guide To Unidentified Flying Objects And Related Phenomena By David Ritchie.


Date: July 25 1952: San Pietro a Vico Italy Encounter


Date: July 25, 1952
Location: Manassas, Virginia BB
Time: 12:00 a.m
Summary: /July 25, 1952;)
A bright light was observed in the sky east of Manassas by members of the 647th AC&W Squadron. The object was extremely bright. The object was in view for approximately 4 hours. Two F-94 pilots from the 148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron were scrambled to intercept an object. The two F-94 pilots sighted the object but estimated the altitude to be far beyond the capability of their aircraft. Number of observers: At least 2 from the air/ several (11) from the ground.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 25, 1952
Location: Wilmington, Delaware BBU
Time: Afternoon
Summary: VA employee saw 2 discs reflecting light in a climb.
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Date: July 25, 1952
Location: Osceola, Wisconsin BB
Time:
Summary: Numerous unidentified objects were picked up on radar by the 674th AC&W Squadron in the morning. Speeds varied on the radar scope between 14,400 knots and 20,000 knots. There was correlation between these electronic sightings and visual sightings made by pilots of the 109th Fighter Squadron from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Source: BB files, Dan Wilson


Date: July 25, 1952
Location: Kirtland AFB, New Mexico BBU 1637
Time: 12:05 a.m.
Summary: The Air Intelligence Information Report was filled out in accordance with AFL 200-5. It states that Airman 1st Class J. M. Donaldson was standing near the Service Club when he saw 8, 9, or 10 bright orange objects flying in a triangular formation, with the wedge appearing to be open. At ground level they were at 30-degree elevation, north of his position and moving W to E. The speed of the objects was faster than any aircraft he had ever seen and he observed them for about 3 or 4 seconds. He never saw any exhaust or trail. Ceiling was unlimited, visibility approximately 50 miles, winds N at 16 mph. Reliability of witness considered excellent. Listed as Unidentified.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 26, 1952
Location: Hampton, and bet. Newport News and Langley AFB, Virginia BBU
Time: 12:15-12:45? a.m.
Summary: Ground observers saw a brilliant luminous alternately bright silver, red and green object hovering over the James River Bridge at about 1,500 ft for 1/2 hour, then ascend towards the E where seen by Langley AFB tower. USAF crews of 2 F-94’s and ground observers saw 4 round silver/bluish objects in V­formation shoot straight up and disappear at 5,000 ft, one tracked by USN ground radar at Norfolk and by airborne radars.
Source: Weinstein; Project 1947? Condon Committee?


Date: July 26, 1952
Location: Kansas City, Missouri. BBU 1628
Time: 12:15 a.m.
Summary: USAF Capt. H. A. Stone, men in control towers at Fairfax Field and Municipal Airport, saw a greenish light with red-orange flashes descend in the NW from 40° to 10° elevation. 1 hr.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 26, 1952
Location: Langley, VA
Time: 1430 hours
Summary: Capt. Daniel G. Moore and T/Sgt Edward W. Reamer (Reemer?) of the 1907-7 AACS Det., Langley AFB, observed an unidentified target on a radar scope approaching Langley AFB from the south from a distance of 15 miles. Speed of the target was determined to be 2,600 miles per hour at an altitude below 5,000 feet. At 1450 hours an unidentified target was observed on a radar scope. The target stopped and hovered for 2 minutes and then resumed its flight at an extremely high speed.
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Date: July 26, 1952
Location: Williams, Calif. BBU Missing
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Summary: J[N Calif. F-94C intercept case involving large orange­ yellow object moving fast and slow, tracked by airborne and ground radars?? (Weinstein)] Air Defense Command radar detected a UFO, F-94 jet interceptor scrambled, locked onto the object with its radar, crew saw a yellow-orange light. As confirmed by ground and airborne radar, the UFO played tag with the F-94, alternately accelerating away when it got close, then slowing down until it caught up again.
Source: Ruppelt, pp. 222-223.


Date: July 26, 1952
Location: Plainview, Texas BBU
Time: 7:17 p.m.
Summary: The observers in a T-33 were Maj. Eldon A. Klapal and 1st Lt. Jack Chadurgian on a flight from Kelly AFB to Denver, Colorado. The object illuminated a brilliant white light while hovering and when moving flickered orange and/or bluish color
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Date: July 26 – 27, 1952
Location: Andrews AFB and Washington National Airport, Wash., D.C. BBU 1661
Time: 8 p.m. [9:50? p.m. EDT]
Summary: until after 12 midnight [1:00? a.m. EDT]. Radar operators at several airports, airline and F-94 fighter pilots, sighted and tracked many unidentified blips and/or lights all over Washington area, at varying speeds. 3 hrs. 10 mins. (Berliner)”I saw several bright lights. I was at my maximum speed, but even then I had no closing speed….Later I chased a single bright light which I estimated about 10 miles away. I lost visual contact with it [at] about 2 miles.” — Lt. William Patterson, F-94 pilot who chased UFOs over Washington, D.C.
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Date: July 26, 1952
Location: Atlantic 200 miles S of New York City, New York BBU
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Summary: USAF B-29 gunner, 301st Bomb Wing, saw 3 amber edged [?] white flashing objects traveling at Mach 1.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 26, 1952
Location: Florence, South Carolina BBU
Time:
Summary: J 10:04 [10:10?] p.m. Eastern Airlines Flight 606 Constellation pilot and 2 crew members saw a steady white light traveling at high speed in a straight line at 22,000 ft.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 27 [25?],1952
Location: Wilmington, Delaware BBU 1664?
Time:
Summary: At 2300Z Mr. James R. Thomas observed one cylindrical object with a domed top and bottom moving northwest to southeast. The object appeared to move in an upright position. The object disappeared suddenly. Sighting lasted for approximately 90 seconds.
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Date: July 27, 1952
Location: 10 miles SSW of Columbus, Ohio BBU
Time: 12:05 a.m.
Summary: USAF pilot & crew chief of B-25 with 3 Pentagon Colonels on board saw a white light with 4 flashing lights stationary then move.
Source: Project 1947


Date: July 27, 1952
Location: Selfridge AFB, Mich. BBU 1680
Time: 10:05 a.m.
Summary: 3 B-29 bomber crewmen on ground saw many round, white objects fly straight and level, very fast. Two at 10:05, one each at 10:10, 10:15, 10:20.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 27, 1952
Location: Ann Arbor, Mich
Time:
Summary: u Biologist reported “flotilla” of rocket-like UFOs.
Source: UFOE, VI


Date: July 27, 1952
Location:
Time: 6:35 p.m.
Summary: A group of eight witnesses including pilots and engineers observed a large silvery object moving rapidly at high altitude, then making a turn. As they watched, the object separated into seven discs which then formed into groups, circled, and sped out of sight. It appeared as if a stack of coins had smoothly separated, the pilot told investigators.
Source: Air Force Intelligence report.


Date: July 27, 1952
Location: Belleville, Illinois BB
Time: Bt. 7:20 p.m. and 8:30 p.m CST.
Summary: Four objects were observed on ground radar equipment (FPS-3) of the 798th AC&W Squadron. The objects were elliptical in shape and the target return was comparable with B-50 or B-36 echos. The speed of the objects was estimated at 2,800 to 3,200 knots and the direction of travel was from south to north and north to south.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 27, 1952
Location: Washington, D.C.
Time: 7:30 p.m
Summary: J Both Air Force personnel and National Airport employees observed a large round object reflecting sunlight as it hovered over the U.S. Capitol Building. After about one minute the object …wavered then shot straight up disappearing from sight.
Source: Air Force intelligence report


Date: July 27, 1952
Location: The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Time: 2000 hours on July 27 and 0200 hours July 28, 1952
Summary: Mrs.XX observed a white light immediately over the Pentagon, then it made a direct descent toward the Pentagon, stopped and veered off.
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Date: July 27, 1952
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas BBU 1684
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Ellis saw 2 disc-shaped objects, illuminated by a phosphorus light, fly at an estimated 1,000 mph.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 28, 1952
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Time: 0031 to 0237 Hours.
Summary: FLYOBRPT. Mr. S. Robert Tralins observed 17 shooting lights moving in varied directions at extremely high speed. The observer holds a private pilot’s license.
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Date: July 28, 1952
Location: McChord AFB, Wash BBU 1708
Time: 2:15 a.m.
Summary: T/Sgt. Walstead and S/Sgt. Calkins of the 635th AC&W Sq ADC radar site saw a dull, glowing, blue­green ball, size of a dime at arms’ length, fly very fast, straight and level.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 28, 1952
Location: Hallock, Minn. BBU
Time:
Summary:
Source: FUFOR Index


Date: July 28, 1952
Location: Osceola, Wisconsin
Time:
Summary: Wisconsin-Minnesota. Ground Control Intercept radar, Air Force pilot, plane spotter of G.O.C., tracked several UFOs.
Source: UFOE, VIII


Date: July 28, 1952
Location: Heidelberg, West Germany BBU 1700
Time: 10:20 p.m.
Summary: JSgt. B. C. Grassmoen and WAC PFC A.P. Turner saw a saucer-shaped object having appearance of light metal giving off shafts of white light, fly slow, make 90° turn and climb away fast. 4-5 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 28-29, 1952
Location: 20 miles W of Port Huron, Mich (BBU) [CCL Item #17]
Time: 9:40-10 p.m.
Summary: An Aircraft Control and Warning Station in Michigan, July 29, 1952, reported an extremely important case: Ground Control Intercept tracked UFO by radar, target speed 550 knots. Chased by F-94s; one got a radar lock-on; bright flashing light seen at the same time, same position. Although numerous incidents involve clearer, closer encounters, this was one that convinced a lot of people simply because of what the UFO apparently did. (See Digesting the Data below) This was item # 17 on the Chop clearance list. Surprisingly, the case is not listed among the Blue Book “unknowns”, but there were no less than six “unknowns” on that very day. Two days prior to this was the Selfridge ADC attempted intercept mission. Less than a week later, the Port Huron case was upgraded to SECRET.
Source:


Date: July 28 1952: Mormon Mesa, Nevada Encounter


Date: July 28 1952
Location: New York, N.Y.
Time:
Summary:
Source:The Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters Edited by Ronald D. Story


Date: July 28, 1952
Location: McGuire AFB, New Jersey BBU 1707
Time: 6 a.m.
Summary: GCA radar operator M/Sgt. W. F. Dees, and persons in the base control tower. Radar tracked a large cluster of very distinct blips. Visual observation was of oblong objects having neither wings nor tail, which made a very fast turn, at one time in echelon formation. 55-secs.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 31, 1952: Passaic, New Jersey Photo


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Osceola, Wisc. BBU 1731
Time: 1:30 a.m.
Summary: Radar operators on ground and pilot of F-5l Mustang in flight. Several clusters of up to 10 small radar targets and one large target. Small targets moved from SW to E at 50-60 knots (60-70 mph), following each other. Large target moved at 600 knots (700 mph). Pilot confirmed one target. 1 hr. Dummary says photos were taken. (Berliner)


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Washington, D.C.
Time:
Summary: CAA radar in the early morning tracked 8 to 12 UFOs at a time traveling about 100-120 m.p.h. in a 10-mile arc around the Nations Capital. When an Eastern Airlines pilot tried to check on the radar targets at CAA request at 3:00 a.m., he saw nothing. The targets disappeared from CAA radar screens when the airliner approached, then came back in behind him after he passed through the area.
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Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico BBU
Time:
Summary: 4 weather observers including base weather officer sighted several high-speed discs through theodolite.
Source: Hynek UFO Rpt. pp. 114-5


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico BBU   CCL Item #18]
Time: 10 a.m.
Summary: Several Los Alamos Scientific Lab and other witnesses saw white object moving E to W, about 1.8°/sec angular velocity, with gyrating or fluttering motion. 2 jet interceptors from Kirtland AFB arrived about 5 mins later chasing object W to E, all 3 leaving contrails. At 10:57 a.m. light-brown egg­shaped object with wings was sighted hovering then shot off to the NW disappearing in 3 secs. 30 secs.
Source: Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 61-64


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico [CCL Item # 19]
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Summary: Witness saw a flight of luminous objects, at least 10, pass over Albuquerque. “Whatever they were, they made a “flying saucers” believer out of me. They resembled nothing I has seen before. Their flight was soundless and graceful. At first they appeared overhead.They were clustered together in no apparent pattern, heading north.Then they shifted to a perfect V. the shift was done with precision. The formation resembled a flight of geese. Within a few seconds they formed a new pattern ­ two rows with the objects in front spaced at exact intervals. The “saucers” in the second row were spaced evenly between those in the first row.”
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Wichita, Kansas BBU 1739
Time: 12:35 p.m.
Summary: J USAF shop employees Douglas and Hess at Municipal Airport saw a bright white circular object with a flat bottom fly very fast then hover 10-15 secs over the Cessna Aircraft Co. plant. 5 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Ennis, Montana
Time: Bt. 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. MST.
Summary: The sighting at Ennis, Montana was made by Ben Shaffer and about 11 other witnesses. At a time between 1400 and 1500 hours MST, Shaffer saw an object hovering over a mountain while driving his car. He stopped the car. The object then formed a cloud around itself. Shortly after three smaller disc like objects came bursting out of the cloud from different angles at an estimated 200 mph. The objects accelerated into an arc and disappeared. Shaffer had eight-power binoculars when he was watching this action. Shaffer stopped two other cars, one from Ohio had 50-power binoculars. Now there were about 12 observers watching with the naked eye and through binoculars. After the 3 disc like objects had left the cloud 5 objects appeared on the right side of the cloud in V formation traveling slowly and then each of these objects formed a small cloud around themselves. Then these objects one at a time entered the big cloud one behind the other. There were no other clouds visible in the sky within range of vision. During this time Shaffer took colored moving pictures with a Bell and Howell camera and still pictures with a Kodak Retina camera. Shaffer turned the undeveloped films over to Major McCarthy of the 29th Air Division at Great Falls AFB, Montana. After watching this phenomenon for about 30 minutes another cloud formed to the left of the highway and the same phenomenon occurred with objects leaving and returning.
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Date: 1952
Location: Ennis, Montana BBU 1747
Time: 3:40 p.m. MST.
Summary: USAF personnel, alerted that UFO’s were coming from the direction of Seattle, saw 2-5 flat disc-shaped objects, one hovered 3-4 mins, while the others circled it. Sighting length of 30 mins not explained further. Sgt. Boden at Great Falls AFB, Mont., heard a transmission from McChord AFB, Seattle, Washington of ‘flying saucers’ hovering there and that the saucers were headed towards Great Falls AFB, Montana. The transmission was over Plan 62 Voice Circuit Several people heard this transmission which was cut off right after ‘flying saucers’ was mentioned. Later McChord AFB denied making such a transmission. There were about 50 witnesses to this event. 30 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Langley AFB, Virginia BBU 1732
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Summary: USAF Capt D. G. Moore, military air traffic controller, tracked an object on an AN/MPN-1C radar set for two minutes below 5,000 ft altitude, heading toward the air base. It was approaching Langley from the South from a distance of approximately 15 miles. The unidentified target was moving extremely fast and disappeared from the radar sccope at 8 miles south of Langley AFB. Speed was determined to be approximately 2,600 miles an hour (speed determined by seven (7) sweeps of the radar scope.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Merced, Calif. BBU 1738
Time: 3:44 or 4:35 p.m.
Summary: Herbert Mitchell and employee saw a dark, discus ­shaped object, trailed by a silvery light 2 lengths behind, tipped on its side, dive, hesitate then circle very fast. 2 min.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Miami, FL
Time: 9:30 PM.
Summary: Mayher movie Ralph Mayher, using 16 mm film exposed at 24 frames per second, obtained good footage of a high speed UFO. Retaining a few frames for personal study, Mr. Mayher submitted the main portion of the film to the Air Force for analysis. The film was never returned and no analysis report was ever released. Enlargements of a few frames show a fiery looking roughly circular object, symmetrical, with two small peaks or projection on opposite sides of the disc.
Source: UFOE VIII, BB docs


Date: July 29, 1952
Location: Port Huron, Michigan
Time: 9:40 p.m. CST
Summary: an Air Force radar station plotted an unidentified target moving at 550 knots. An F-94 in the area was asked to investigate, and its airborne radar locked onto the UFO which appeared as a bright flashing colored light. The object, showing on ground radar along with the F-94, outdistanced the interceptor.
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Date: July 30, 1952
Location: San Antonio, Texas BBU 1758
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Summary: George and Everett Nye observed one round object giving off a bright luminous color like a glittering diamond. The object hovered directly overhead at approximately 5,000 feet and upon approach of a C-97 aircraft it made a rapid ascent to approximately 10,000 feet. The object then moved off laterally at a tremendous rate of speed many times faster that conventional aircraft. The observers also stated that the object was larger than a conventional aircraft. The object was observed for approximately 30 minutes
Source: Berline, Dan wilson


Date: July 30, 1952
Location: Atlanta, Georgia BBU
Time:
Summary:
Source: FUFOR Index


Date: July 30, 1952
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico BBU 1755
Time: 11:02 p.m.
Summary: Kirtland AFB USAF 1st Lt. George Funk saw a stationary orange light. No further details in files. 10 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: July 30, 1952
Location: Keesler AFB, Mississippi
Time: At 11:55 p.m. CST
Summary: Capt. Eugene P. Daspit and T/Sgt James E. Hansen sighted an unusual object on the PPI scope of an AN/CPS-5 radar set at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. The radar target was teardrop shaped and was first sighted at an azimuth of 335 degrees approximately 43 miles distant. The target moved very slowly south for approx. two minutes, then it stopped for approx. four minutes. It then began to move slowly north for three minutes, then stopped for two minutes and disappeared. After approx. three minutes the target reappeared and began moving north at a more rapid pace and disappeared completely at a distance of 50 miles from the radar site.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: July 30, 1952
Location: Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico BBU
Time: Bt. 9:10 and 9:20 p.m. MST.
Summary: A/1C Scott C. Owen observed a bright white light, the intensity of which changed from bright to dim to bright and made a 180 turn in a wide arc. The light was moving ESE flying straight and level until approximately 80 degrees of the turn was made. The object then came to almost a complete stop momentarily, gained speed, started climbing , leveled off and faded from sight. No sound was heard from the object. The speed of the object appeared to be faster than a jet aircraft. The length of the sighting was approximately 1 minute.
Source: FUFOR Index, Dan Wilson


Date: July 31, 1952
Location: 15 miles E of Yokota AFB, Japan BBU
Time: 10:10 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot Leach and copilot Kato of C-47 with 548th Tech Recon Sq saw an object at 7,000 ft off their left wing.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: 1952: Bernina Mountains, Italy 


Date: July 31, 1952: Passaic, New Jersey Photo


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