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Date: 1952: 3 “mummy like” beings seen in Peru 


Date: March 4, 1952
Location: 15 miles W of Ashiya AFB, Japan BBU
Time: 10:35 a.m. 
Summary: The pilot, 1st Lt. E.J. Weed, and crew, co-pilot 2nd Lt. T.G. Camidge and engineer S/Sgt. T. Dendy, of a USAF C-54 aircraft, 53rd Troop Carrier Squadron, observed a bright orange oval-shaped object. The object, approximately 50 to 100 feet in length and 50 foot thick, was flying at a terrific speed at an estimated altitude of 10,000 feet and was observed for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Lt. Weed further stated that the object was definitely not a jet aircraft.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: March 7, 1952
Location: Bet. Claremore and Tulsa, Okla.    BBU
Time: 1 a.m. 
Summary: USAF copilot of C-54 transport saw a bright light pass from right to left, lose altitude and blink out 3 times.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: March 10, 1952
Location: Oakland, Calif.
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Summary: An engineering metals inspector watched two dark wing (or hemisphere) shaped objects pass overhead, swaying back and forth like a pendulum.
Source: NICAP report.


Date: March 13, 1952
Location: Keflavik, Iceland
Time: 7:12 a.m. 
Summary: Eight separate unidentified radar sightings were made by a GCA team while working a C-47 aircraft on practice runs at Keflavik, Iceland. The first of the eight objects appeared at 0712Z (7:12 a.m. local time). The last object was observed at 8:09 a.m. The estimated airspeed of the objects was 250 knots and at estimated altitude of above 8000 feet. One report stated that one object crossed the scope at a speed much faster than an F-86.
Source: Dan Wilson


Date: March 14, 1952
Location: near Hawaii
Time: Evening
Summary: Navy Secretary Dan Kimball was flying to Hawaii when two disc-shaped craft streaked in toward his Navy executive plane. “Their speed was amazing,” he told Keyhoe later, in Washington. “My pilots estimated it between fifteen hundred and two thousand miles an hour. The objects circled us twice and then took off, heading east.” Note that Adm Arthur Radford was a witness in a second plane.
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Date: March 15, 1952
Location: Sandia Mtns. [Kirtland AFB?], New Mexico BBU
Time: 4:30 p.m. (MST). 
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Source: McDonald list; BB Rpt 7


Date:  March 20, 1952
Location: Centreville, Maryland. BBU 1074
Time: 10:42 p.m. 
Summary: WW1/WW2 veteran A. D. Hutchinson and son saw a dull orange-yellow saucer-shaped light fly straight and level very fast. 
Source: Berliner


Date: March 22, 1952
Location: 20 miles S of Yakima, Wash.   BBU 1076
Time: 6:05 p.m. 
Summary: USAF pilot and radar operator of F-94 jet interceptor made 2 sightings of a stationary red fireball that increased in brightness then faded over 45 secs. Note: Project Blue Book Status Report #7 (May 31, 1952) says target was also tracked by ground radar at 78 knots (90 mph) at 22,500 ft and 25,000 ft altitude.
Source: Berliner


Date: March 24, 1952
Location: 60 miles W of Pt. Conception, Calif. BBU 1077
Time: 8:45 a.m. [p.m.?] 
Summary: B-29 navigator and radar operator tracked unidentified target on airborne radar at about 3,000 mph.
Source: Berliner; Shough


Date: March 26 [?], 1952
Location: Ft. Stockton, Texas BBU 1079
Time: 2:10 am. 
Summary: SW of Pecos, NW of Stockton, Texas and Arizona [8:30 and 10:13 p.m. ?] USAF pilots of 4 B-50D’s [McClelland and 3 others] saw red and green running lights moving at high speed. 2nd sighting over Arizona at 10:13? Airborne radar scope photo. 
Source: Berliner; cf. Weinstein; FUFOR Index


Date: March 26, 1952
Location: Long Beach, California
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Summary: Cat 3. Two yellowish discs passed by slowly, “as they passed the radio was agitated twice”.
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Date: March 29, 1952
Location: 20 miles N of Misawa AFB, Japan BBU 1082
Time: 11:20 a.m.
Summary:  Lt. David C. Brigham, pilot of AT-6 trainer, saw a small, very thin, shiny metallic disc fly alongside the AT-6, then make a pass at an F-84 jet fighter, flip on edge, flutter 20 ft from the F-84’s fuselage and flip in the slipstream.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: March 29, 1952
Location: Butler, Missouri
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Summary: Chairman of Industrial Commission of Missouri saw cylinder-shaped, silver UFO
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Date: March 29, 1952
Location: Elizabethville, Belgian Congo.  BBU
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Summary: Two fiery discs were seen over uranium mines gliding in curves, changing orientation many times thus appearing as plates, ovals and lines. Discs suddenly hovered then took off in a zigzag to the NE. Commander Pierre of Elizabethville airfield took off in a fighter aircraft in pursuit and came within 120 meters (400 ft) of one disc. 
Source: McDonald files; Jan Aldrich


Date: March 29 [April 24?], 1952
Location:  Glen Burnie, Maryland. BBU
Time: 10:45 p.m. 
Summary: Donald F. Stewart [Steward?] and George Tyler III saw 50 ft flat silver disc with cupola/dome to one side, a porthole and hatch on the dome, neon-like lighting around the edges [strangely pulsating?], approaching car from ahead to the NE about 60° elevation, then hovered and “wavered slightly” for 3 [2?] mins several hundred feet off the ground, whirring sound like a vacuum cleaner, car engine died while object hovered. Witness got out of car with Thompson submachine gun considering whether to shoot the disc, companion urged him not to. Object suddenly turned up on edge seeming to “roll across the sky” faster than a jet to the SW disappearing about 3-1/2 miles away. Witness claimed car wires “magnetized” and paint cracked. Secy. AF Finletter interest, AFOSI investigation.        Hoax? 
Source: Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 196-8; Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index; Loren Gross Jan-May 52 pg. 25


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