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Date: 1952: Allyn, West Virginia Abduction


Date: May 1952: UFO with Humanoids in Prospect Heights Illinois


Date: 1952: Canadian Naval Officer Has Close Encounter In Hawaiian Waters


Date: May 1, 1952
Location: Moses Lake, Washington   BBU 1174
Time: 0532 PST
Summary: Civilian AEC employees observed a slow moving wingless silver object at 5,000 feet altitude in the Hanford area. Sighting lasted 1 1/2 minutes.
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Date: 1952: Air Force Bomber Encounter’s Discs


Date: May 1, 1952
Location: George AFB and Apple Valley, California   BBU 1176
Time: 10:50 a.m.
Summary: 3 men on the arms range, plus Lt. Col. Lyle Albert Silvernail 4 miles away in Apple Valley saw 5 flat-white discs about the diameter of a C-47’s wingspan [95 ft] or length of P-51 [32 ft] fly fast about 1,000 mph at about 4,000 ft height, make a 90° turn in a formation of 3 in front and 2 behind, and dart around. Silvernail reported the sighting and was told radar was tracking the object(s) and fighters were being scrambled. Note: Recent informations suggests Silvernail confirmed a radar track. See link above. (15-30 secs 5+ witnesses 2 Full Moons ? RV?)
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Berliner; NICAP


Date: May 5, 1952
Location: Tenafly, New Jersey  BBU 1183
Time: 10:45 p.m.
Summary: Mrs. M. M. Judson saw 6-7 translucent, cream-yellow objects, one moved in an ellipse, others moved in and out. The objects were observed for approximately 4 to 5 minutes.
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Berliner


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Date: 1952: Barra da Tijuca, Brazil Photos


Date: May 7,1952
Location: Keesler AFB, Mississippi   BBU 1185
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Summary: Capt. Morris, a Master Sergeant, a Staff Sergeant, and an Airman First Class saw an aluminum or silver cylindrical object dart in and out of the clouds 10 times.
Source: Berliner


Date: May 8, 1952
Location: Atlantic, 600 miles E of Jacksonville, Florida   BBU
Time: 2:27 a.m.
Summary: Pilot Capt. Cent and copilot 1st Ofcr Gallagher of Pan Am Flight 203 flying DC-4 airliner at 8,000 ft on 180° heading from NYC to San Juan, Puerto Rico, saw brilliant white approaching from the left below the solid overcast at 10,000 ft. and streak by the left [?] wing at 1/8 to 1/4 mile, followed by 2 smaller orange balls of fire.
Source: NARCAP; McDonald list; Project 1947; Ruppelt pp. 133-4


Date: May 9, 1952
Location: George AFB, Calif.    BBU 1194
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Summary: 2 USAF F-86 pilots (Crown and another) in the air and a witness on the ground saw a round silver object.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: May 10, 1952
Location: Paphos, SW Cyprus    BBU
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Summary: British scientist and others saw a luminous circular object rise from sea level, waver back and forth for an interval before fading from sight directly overhead.
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date: May 10, 1952
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico BBU
Time: 2 [3?] p.m.
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Source: McDonald files; Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index


Date: May 10, 1952
Location: Paphos, SW Cyprus BBU
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Summary: British scientist and others saw a luminous circular object rise from sea level, waver back and forth for an interval before fading from sight directly overhead.
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date: May 10, 1952
Location: Ellenton, S.C. BBU 1198
Time: 10:45 pm.
Summary: Employees of DuPont Corporation at the Savannah River Plant, Atomic Energy Commission, saw four disc-shaped objects approach, then two other discs pass high overhead from different directions. They were luminous yellow-gold color, traveling at a high rate of speed. One disc approached at such a low altitude that it had to rise up to pass over some tall tanks at the facility. One witness reported that the objects were weaving from left to right while continuing on a steady course.
Source: FBI report.


Date: May 10, 1952
Location: Ellenton, South Carolina
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Summary: Four employees of the DuPont Company, employed at the Savannah River Plant saw eight “disc-shaped” objects approach the Ellenton, South Carolina plant. The AEC in Washington was advised.
Source: Look Magazine, June 24, 1952 issue, “Hunt For The Flying Saucer”


Date: May 11, 1952
Location: George AFB, Calif.   BBU
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Summary: Grendilund.
Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index


Date: May 12, 1952
Location: 40 mi. west of Roswell, NM
Time: 9:45 PM
Summary: Restricted document shows an unidentified flying object was sighted at 2145 hours UST. The object was blue-green in color and its estimated altitude above the terrain was 30,000 to 40,000 feet. The object traveled three times over approximately the same triangular course. Rate of speed could not be precisely estimated but was faster than that of jet aircraft. Intensity of color brightness varied with the objects altitude.
Source: AF Form 112, Fran Ridge


Date: May 13, 1952
Location: El Centro Naval Air Station, California   BB
Time: 3:15 a.m.
Summary: An F9F pilot taking off from El Centro NAS saw what appeared to be a shooting star diving at an angle of 60 degrees. At around the same time there was a report from the El Centro Sheriff’s Office of five “Flying Saucers” as large as B-36’s with a light underneath. They disappeared to the southwest at terrific speed. All told there were four separate reports of unidentified aerial object in the El Centro area on this date.
Source: Blue Book docs, Dan Wilson


Date: May 13, 1952
Location: George AFB, California    BB
Time: 2:25 p.m.
Summary: A pilot and an observer in an T-6G aircraft flying at 10,500 feet altitude observed a white or silver round object at an estimated altitude of 45,000 feet. The passenger stated that he was looking at the object almost directly overhead when it disappeared very fast, almost like a light being turned off. The object was observed for approximately 30 minutes.
Source: BB files, Dan Wilson


Date: 1952: Engineer observes object over National City, California


Date: May 13, 1952
Location: Greenville, So. Carolina   BBU Chop Clearance List Item # 15.
Time: 10:33 p.m.
Summary: Richardson and 3 other amateur astronomers set up telescopes at dark area of Furman University when they saw a diamond formation of 4 oval reddish-yellow or reddish-brown luminous objects nearly overhead and disappeared after 3 secs motion through 12° arc [or at 12° elevation?]. Apparent size of half dollar at arms length, 1/4 turned and wobbling in flight.
Source: BB Status Rpt; FUFOR Index|Incorrectly listed on Chop Clearance as May 18, 1952


Date: May 14, 1952
Location: George AFB, Calif.  BBU
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Summary: Same as May 13?
Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index


Date: ay 14, 1952
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico BBU 1213
Time: 7 p.m.
Summary: Attorney and ex-USAF pilot Mr. Stipes and Sr. Garcia­Mendez saw 2 shining orange spheres: one was stationary, while the other darted away and back for 30 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: May 15, 1952
Location: S of Changsong-ni and N of Nangnim Mountain, North Korea BBU
Time: 11 a.m.
Summary: USAF Lt. McCarthy and another pilot flying two F-86E jets, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, 25th FI Sq, at 30,000 ft, airspeed 500 knots, on 280° heading. Sighted a silvery oval­shaped object larger than a MiG jet airplane at 9 o’clock position below, to the S, at estimated altitude of 8,000-10,000 ft, about 1,200-1,500 mph, and about 20 miles away. Object on S to N straight flight path in a “rolling maneuver,” disappeared at about 3 o’clock position to N.
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date: May 15, 1952
Location: S of Changsong-ni and N of Nangnim Mountain, North Korea BBU
Time: 6:35 p.m.
Summary: USAF F-51 fighter pilot of 18th Fighter Bomber Group flying F-51 at 9,000 ft on 180° heading at 240 mph sighted 50 ft diameter silver object at 1 o’clock position moving to 3 o’clock at 1,000 mph at about the same altitude, which then started a steep climb, but at the top of the loop the object resumed a horizontal course (heading 360° or N) wavered momentarily, descended and disappeared into the haze which reached an altitude of about 7,000-8,000 feet.
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date: May 15, 1952
Location: Georgetown, Washington, D.C    BBU
Time: 10:25 p.m. | 9:35? 9:50? p.m.
Summary: USN Lt. H. W. Taylor and Lt. P. G. R. and two girls saw soft golden glowing oval object on straight level path heading S moved through 70° arc.
Source: McDonald files; Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index


Date: May 18, 1952
Location: Greenville, S.C.; Chop [CCL Item # 15]
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Summary: Four amateur astronomers observed a diamond-shaped formation, oval shaped objects, wobbled in flight.
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Date: May 19, 1952
Location: 30 miles SW of San Angelo, TX BBU
Time: 7:48 p.m.
Summary: USAF 31st Strategic Recon Sq pilot and crew of RB­36 flying at 18,000 ft on a 301° heading at 214 mph TAS, Capt. Gerard A. Sharrock, Capt. Jack L. Bailey, Capt. Bernice O. Bowers, 1st Lt. Constantine G. Kollinzas, 2nd Lt. Norman V. Stewart, S/Sgt. John J. Fisher, S/Sgt. William O. Warr, A/1c Robert Schick, saw 7 bright white circular or doughnut shaped white contrails, like lenticular clouds, stacked vertically about 10°-20° elevation estimated distance 50-75 miles height ranging from 25,000 to 60,000 ft about 1 mile wide. Sighted through 6x binoculars and photographed in 6 frames with 35 mm camera by Bailey, also seen by radar station ground observer alerted by radio. Contrails persisted for at least 15­20 mins possibly 1 hr. Last seen when RB-36 was at 30°53′ N, 101°20′ W.
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date: May 20, 1952
Location: George AFB, Calif.      BBU
Time: 1:25 p.m.
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Source: McDonald list; FUFOR Index


Date: May 20, 1952
Location: Houston, Texas. BBU 1219
Time: 10:10 p.m.
Summary: Sighted from the ground. USAF pilots Capt. J. Spurgin and Capt. B. Stephan [Steven?] saw a bright or white oval object move from side-to-side while making a gradual turn.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: May 22, 1952
Location: Falls Church [or Alexandria], Virginia BBU
Time: Bet. 1 and 2 a.m.
Summary: Top CIA official and several dinner guests, including a retired general, noticed noiseless red light approach from W at about 5,000 ft then suddenly climb almost vertically in the SE, stop, level out for a few secs, go into near vertical dive, level off, disappear to the E.
Source: Ruppelt pp. 135-6; BB Status Rpt 7; Jan Aldrich


Date: May 23, 1952
Location: Union of S. Africa
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Summary: South African headquarters announced radar had tracked an unidentified object near the Cape at over 1000 mph. “Radar operators picked up an unknown object which passed over the Cape six times at a speed definitely exceeding 1,250 miles an hour. Each time it passed it was within radar range, for sixteen seconds at distances varying from 35,000 to 50,000 feet, and altitudes between 5,000 and 17,000 feet.”
Source: Michel/McDonald|Prescott Evening Courier, May 22; UFOE, VIII


Date: May 23, 1952: Strange Couple in Burbank California


Date: May 23, 1952
Location: Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico  BBU
Time: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Summary: May 23, 1952; )
USAF CO of 135th AC&W Sq ADC radar site, Lt. Col. Orlando W. Stephenson Jr., and other staff of radar site, Senior Director Lt. William J. Hopkins, Capt. Clarence R. Holloway, Lt. Edwin G. Kenyon, Philco radar tech rep John B. Cooper, and at least one other witness (door guard), saw a silvery or aluminum color flat on the bottom, slightly rounded on top, the highest part off center to the left, in the W at 268° azimuth 2° elevation at an estimated height of about 1,000-3,000 ft at 10-20 miles distance, seen through transit telescope, 7x 50mm binoculars and possibly theodolite [?]. Object reflected sunlight at varying irregular intervals of brightness for 3 secs to 2-3 mins and then dark or invisible for similar periods, headed to the right descending below the horizon at 271° azimuth about 0° elevation. Radar and 93rd FI Sq F-86D fighter interception unsuccessful.
Source: Jan Aldrich


Date: May 24, 1952
Location: Zuni, New Mexico    BBU
Time: 1:27 a.m.
Summary: MPilot of TWA airliner Brass saw 2 reddish torpedo-shaped objects appear in front of the aircraft.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: May 25, 1952
Location: Randolph AFB, Texas. BBU
Time: 9:27 p.m.
Summary: USAF navigator in charge of navigation section of Combat Crew Training School, Capt. J. S. J., his wife, and pilot Lt. P. H., saw a group of about 12 orange-white tear-drop shaped lights, points forward, in 3 groups of 4 objects moving from W to E at high speed 2,000 mph at 10,000 ft at 70° elevation. Heard deep soft intermittent noise.
Source: McDonald files; Jan Aldrich; cf. Ruppelt p. 140; FUFOR Index


Date: May 25, 1952
Location: Walnut Lake, Mich BBU 1227
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Summary: John Hoffman, family, friends [and others?] saw a large white circular object having dark sections on its rim, fly straight and level, appearing red when behind a cloud. [Same witness(es) as in April 27, June 18, 1952, cases??]
Source: Berliner


Date: May 25, 1952
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Time: 11:30 p.m.
Summary: Radiation was detected. Earlier, at 09:58 hours, an unknown object was detected on radar traveling 1800 mph, at Tierra Amarillo AFS, New Mexico. The object passed directly across the Los Alamos area.
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Date: May 26, 1952
Location: North Korea BBU
Time: 3:20 a.m.
Summary:
USAF pilot and radar observer flying in an F-94C jet fighter saw and radar tracked a bright white object that accelerated to high speed, and tracked by ground radar.
Source: Weinstein; FUFOR Index


Date: May 23 1952
Location: Burbank California
Time: afternoon
Summary: Orfeo Angelucci was driving home from work when he began experiencing a tingling sensation. A luminous disc appeared ahead of him, then shot away, leaving behind two glowing spheres in front of his car. A pleasant voice called him from his vehicle and then he saw a man and a woman of noble appearance materialize before him as if on a screen. They gave him a goblet and he drank from it, it relieved his unpleasant sensations. After a short conversation the beings promised to return and disappeared.
Source: Orfeo Angelucci, Secret of the Saucers


Date: May 28, 1952
Location: Saigon, French Indo-China BBU 1232
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Summary: Many in crowd watching a ceremony saw a white-silver disc-shaped object fly straight and fast.
Source: Berliner, Dan Wilson


Date: May 28, 1952
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico BBU 1233
Time: 1:45-2:40 p.m.
Summary: City fire department employees Romero and Atterbury saw 2 circular objects, one shiny silver and the other orange or light brown, 3 times performing fast maneuvers.
Source: Berliner


Date: May 28, 1952
Location: E of Albuquerque, New Mexico BBU 1233b
Time: 8:10 p.m.
Summary: During a night refueling mission USAF crews of five B-29 bombers reported seeing green spherical objects. The primary sighting took place near Albuquerque and involved three B-29s flying at 15,000′. Another sighting was made at around 11:30 p.m. local time, at an area 10 miles southwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma. That crew was flying at 25,000′. Three hours later the final sighting took place near Enid, California, also with a B-29 at 25,000′. The aircrews making these reports expressed the opinion that the objects were not meteorites.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: May 29, 1952
Location: Near the Florida Keys
Time: approximately 1700 hours
Summary: Two elliptical in shape objects larger than a fighter type aircraft were observed from the USN aircraft carrier Oriskany CV-34. One observer watched the objects through a telescope. The Radar Officer viewed the objects on the radar scope. The objects appeared to have a bubble on the top. Each object was leaving a white vapor trail. The objects’ course paralleled that of the carrier.
Source: Blue Book Microfilm


Date: May 29, 1952
Location: San Antonio, Texas BBU 1236
Time: 7 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot Maj. D. W. Feuerstein [Weinstein?], on ground, saw a bright tubular object tilt from horizontal to vertical for 8 mins, then slowly return to horizontal, again tilt vertically, accelerate, appear to lengthen and turn red.
Source: Berliner; FUFOR Index


Date: May 30, 1952
Location: Japan Sea, S of Oshima island, Japan    BBU
Time: 7 p.m.
Summary: 3 USAF crew members of C-54 transport plane saw a round black object first motionless then moving rapidly to the W.
Source: Project 1947; FUFOR Index


Date: May 31, 1952
Location: S of Chorwon, South Korea   BBU
Time: 3:45-55 a.m.
Summary: Bright object to NE fell from about 3,500-3,600 ft to 2,000-2,600 ft height then ascended to 3,000-4,000 ft, headed E about 1/2 mile with jerky motion, stopped, reversed coursed to NE again at a speed of about 100-150 mph, reversed again heading E, climbed at 25° angle increasing to 45° angle away in 3-4 secs accelerating with jerky motion to disappearance. Second guard at different location Post 6 saw same but also heard “pulsating sound” and saw disc shape. Duration 2 mins. At about 3:50 a.m. 319th FI Sq F-94 interception of white-bluish round object on airborne radar for 9 mins at 500 mph at 6,000 ft height heading 90° initially, maneuvering down to 1,000 ft then up to 28,000 ft. disappearing on 45° heading.
Source: Hynek UFO Report


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