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Date: November 1952
Location: UK
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Summary: An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object, about 300 feet across, was observed.
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Date: November 1952
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Summary: A child was burned when a strange disk, 25 cm in diameter, landed near Dublin. Traces found. One saucer, about 1 foot across, was observed by one child.
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Date: November 1952
Location: Damascus, Ohio
Time: Around 0100
Summary: Nocturnal lights were reported.
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Date: November 1952
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Time: Before 0800
Summary: An unidentified object was sighted, that had an extraordinary appearance or performance. One object, the size of a star, was observed in clear weather by three experienced male witnesses near a nuclear test site for 12 seconds (Bernac).
Source:Bernac


Date: November 1952
Location: East Molesey, UK
Time: 3:30 pm
Summary: A hovering object was observed. One object was observed (Rowley).
Source: Rowley


Date: 1952: Contact in Angatuba Mountains, Parana, Brazil


Date: 1952: Cubatao, Brazil


Date: November 1952
Location: Comanche, Texas
Time: 11:30 pm
Summary:  An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object, about 40 feet across, was observed by two witnesses, a married couple, for 20 minutes (Cowan)
Source:Cowan


Location: November 1, 1952: Heligoland Germany Crash


Date: November 2, 1952
Location: Milano Cathedral, Italy
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Summary: A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by one witness.
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Date: November 3, 1952: Laredo AFB, Texas BBU 2202


Date: November (December?) 4 , 1952
Location: Congaree AFB, Columbia, South Carolina BBU
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Summary:
Source: McDonald list


Date: November 4, 1952
Location: W Hokkaido, Japan BBU
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Summary: An object which flew in a straight line across the sky was reported
Source: FUFOR Index


Date: November 4, 1952
Location: Caribou, Maine BBU
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Summary: USAF pilot of T-6 saw a slow moving light of varying colors, stop and move.
Source: Project 1947

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

On 4 November 1952 a slow-moving light of varying colors was observed by both airborne and ground observers for a period of four hours from 1750 EST to 2130 EST. It was described by all observers as first stationary and then sinking down below the horizon. The colors were white, red, orange and blue-green. The object was first sighted by an Air Force captain and 1st Lt flying at 8,500′ on a heading of 360° in a T-6 a/c. The light appeared at a 7 o’clock position, elevation approximately 25°. Presque Isle AFB was contacted and several ground observations were made by the senior control tower operator from that base.

II. Discussion of Incident

An incoming Northeast Airlines flight at Presque Isle also sighted an object in the same relative position with many changing colors. The pilot stated that he thought it was a star. After thinking the sighting over. the crew of the T-6 as well as the control tower operator also came to this conclusion. It is true that a star or planet’s light under certain haze conditions will refract and change color. The disappearance of the object below the horizon can be attributed to the normal rotation of the earth.

III. Conclusion: Probably a bright star or planet.


Date: November 4, 1952
Location: Vineland, New Jersey BBU 2206
Time: 5:40 p.m.
Summary: Housewife Mrs. Sprague saw 2 groups of 2-3 whirling discs of light fly toward the SE. 30 secs.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

On 4 November 1952 a civilian woman (Mrs. Sprague) noticed two groups of two or three objects moving in a SE direction at a slow speed. The observation lasted 30 seconds and took place at 1730 EST. the objects were approximately 40° above the horizon with the observer looking S and appeared to be whirling like a lighted wheel.

II. Discussion of Incident

The source states that there were scattered clouds in an unusual formation and that she first noticed the objects between two banks of clouds. There is a slight possibility that the incident was caused by the afternoon sun reflecting off this cloud formation thereby causing a strange effect, but there is no way to substantiate this explanation. However, the report is so sketchy and incomplete that there is insufficient factual data for an evaluation. Added to this is the fact that only one rather inexperienced source observed the phenomenon.

III. Conclusion: Insufficient data.

Source: Berliner


Date: November 4, 1952
Location: Laval, France
Time: 06:00 am
Summary: Brilliant cigar-shaped UFO changes color and shape into disc, back to cigar, then fades away. At six o’clock in the morning, over a hospital in Laval, Mayenne department, France a brilliant cigar-shaped UFO changed color and then change shape into a disc-shaped object, then back into a cigar shape, and then faded away. The sighting lasted five minutes
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Date: November 4, 1952
Location:  Erding, Germany
Time: 1:00 pm
Summary: Dark and oval-shaped object, tumbling end-over-end. 

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

Three airmen observed an object described as being dark and oval-shaped. It appeared to be tumbling end-over-end as it traveled eastward at a low speed. Object appeared to be low. The time of the sighting was 1500Z. Weather at the time of the sighting was scattered clouds at 2,500′ and an overcast at 1,500′. Winds at 1,000′ were from 310° at 10 knots and at 5,.000. winds were from 300° at 6 knots.

II. Discussion of Incident

If balloons are launched at 1500Z in Germany as they are in the U.S., this could very well be a balloon. The observers say it was traveling East, which is with the wind.

III. Conclusion: Probably a balloon launched from the air depot.

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Date: November 5, 1952
Location: Ouarsenis-Montenotte, Algeria
Time: 3:30 pm
Summary:  An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed.
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Date: November 7, 1952
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Time: 4:45 pm
Summary: Bright, circular object, stationary in the sky. 

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

Civilian source reported observing a bright, circular object, stationary in the sky east.of Auburn, Alabama, at 1645 GST on 7 November 1952. Weather at the time of the sighting was scattered clouds at 12,000′, broken clouds at 25,000′. Visibility 4 miles due to smoke.

II. Discussion of Incident

Source stated object looked like a star. It is possible that the objeot observed was a star. At 1615 CST it is dark enough to see the brighter stars. Sunset was at 1645 CST. III, Conclusions

Probably a star.

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Date: November 8, 1952
Location: Brinson, Georgia
Time: 08:00
Summary: Farmer incident. A daytime disc was observed by one witness in a forest.
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Date: November 8, 1952
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Time: 5:15 pm
Summary: Many people observed a silver colored spherical or oval shaped object

Project Blue Book Assessment:

Auburn, Alabama – Columbus, Georgia

I. Description of Incident

At approximately 1715 EST on & November 1952 many people in the Columbus, Georgia, and Auburn, Alabama, area observed a silver colored spherical or oval shaped object. The outer edge was described as translucent and emitting a green light. There were two bright spots on the object.

II. Discussion of Incident

Many of the sources who observed the object stated that it was a balloon. Some made observations through telescopes.

III. Conclusions

Probably a balloon.

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Date: November 8, 1952
Location: Tierra Amarilla AFS, New Mexico BBU
Time: 6:05 p.m. MST
Summary: An unidentified radar target first appeared at 143 degrees and 45 miles from the radar station of the 767th AC&W Squadron heading outbound to a point 100 miles from the station. The object was traveling at an estimated speed of 600 to 1500 mph and an estimated altitude of 40,000 feet. The object then returned on the reciprocal heading to a point 65 miles from the station. The object then stopped and hovered for approximately 2 minutes and then proceeded outbound to a point 100 miles from the station. At this point radar contact was lost. The radar was an FPS-3 radar. The object was under radar surveillance for approximately 10 minutes.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

At 0105Z on 9 November 1952, a radar at El Vado, New Mexico, first observed a “blip” 20° wide, 45 miles and 145° from the station. The “blip” was clocked at front 600 to 1400 mph as it went off the scope at 130 miles. It soon returned on the same azimuth, came to within 65 miles of the station, hovered approximately two minutes, turned. and went off the scope again. It was observed a total of ten minutes.

During the sighting, the frequency of the radar set was changed 20 megacycles with no apparent change in the target.

II. Discussion of Incident

Many similar types of returns have been shown to be due to certain atmospheric conditions. It is very possible that this return was due to weather.

III. Conclusion

Weather caused the unusual radar return.

Source: McDonald list, FUFOR Index, Dan Wilson


Date: November 8, 1952
Location: Rouffignac Grotto, France
Time: 7:10 pm
Summary: Nocturnal lights were reported at a mountain for over one minute.
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Date: November 10, 1952
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Time: 9:50 pm
Summary:  Civilian observed two lights east of Washington National Airport.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

Civilian sources reported that they used 6-power binoculars to observe two lights that appeared to be east of Washington National Airport. The lights ware observed at 2150 EST on 10 November 1952 for a period of one hour. There was no apparent movement but they grew alternately brighter and dimmer. The lights were close enough together to be included in the field of view of the binoculars.

Weather reported to be 0-0 at Bolling AFB at 2200 EST but source stated there was no fog where he was.

II. Discussion of Incident.

The data in the report is too sketchy for a complete evaluation, but it is possible two exceptionally bright stars were observed.

III. Conclusion

Possibly astronomical.

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Date: November 11, 1952
Location: Lott, Texas, USA
Time:  3:40 pm
Summary: Unidentified objects were sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. Two objects were observed by two witnesses.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

Two civilian men reported observing two objects at 1540 CST on 11 November 1952. The objects were described as being non-metallic in appearance, globe-shaped, and of a cloud grey color. The two objects appeared to be connected by a “wispy, cloud-like” band. The objects appeared at a 75° elevation, 20° azimuth, moving in a general ESE direction to about 95° azimuth; it then turned NNE. The weather was clear with winds from the WNW of 15 knots at 19,000′ and 35 knots at 39,000′.

II. Discussion of Incident

Source is known to be very enthusiastic about this subject, he has made four sightings. A balloon was released from the James Connally AFB at Waco, Texas, at 1500 CST. The winds at 39,000′ were from the WNW and according to source’s description the object was traveling approximately with the wind. Lott, Texas, is about 30 miles SSW of Waco and with 35 knot winds, the balloon could be in view at Lott 40 minutes after the scheduled launch. No data on the length of time observed is given.

III. Conclusion: Probably a balloon.

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Date: November 11, 1952
Location: Chatham, England, UK
Time: 4:15 – 4:20 pm
Summary:  Oval tailed body seen by over 60 observers for a ten-minute period in a 25 mile area between Chatham and Dover, England.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

Chatham, England – Dover, England 11 November 1952

I. Description of Incident

At 1615Z (local time) on 11 November 1952, approximately 40 civilians observed an object which they reported first to be oval-shaped,then changing to a conical shape, then changing back to an oval shape. It disappeared in a bright flash. The color and apparent size and speed was not reported. There was no sound. The observers were located at 51°26 N – 00°45 E. The object was observed to the SE and was seen several times over a five-minute period. At 1620Z on the same day, a police sergeant and 20 police recruits observed an object described as a slowly moving small oval “nucleus.1 (i.e., body) brilliant reddish-white, and with a long fiery tall ten times the diameter of the main body. The observers were located at 5l°05 N – 01°10’E. It was first seen on the western horizon, moving to the north. The object disappeared into a heavy stratus cloud layer after being observed for ten minutes.

II. Discussion of Incident

A plot shows that the police that made the observation were 21miles south and 29 miles west of the civilians. The civilians reported making their observation to the SE and the police stated that what they saw was west of them traveling to the north. There is a time discrepancy of five minutes in the reported times but this is not unusual since there could very well be errors in estimating the time or in a difference between two watches or clocks. It can be reasonably assumed that both parties observed the same thing. The data received is very sketchy but indicates that the object may have been the vapor trail of a jet aircraft. More details on the sighting would be necessary before a definite conclusion can be reached, however.

III. Conclusion: Insufficient data for evaluation.

Source


Date: November 12, 1952
Location:  Jutland, Denmark
Time: 12:00
Summary: Mystery aircraft, An aircraft-like object was observed. One aircraft-like object was observed at an airport.
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Date: November 12, 1952
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico BBU 2219
Time: 10:23 p.m.
Summary: AESS security inspector saw 4 red-white-green lights fly slowly over a prohibited area. 15 mins.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

A security guard at Los Alamos reported observing four, blinking, red, green, and white or yellowish lights. The lights appeared to be stationary or moving very slowly to the north. They were observed continuously for 16 minutes and first seen at 2223 MST. The weather was CAVU. A fighter aircraft was put in readiness to scramble, but was not scrambled since no radar contact was made.

II. Discussion of Incident

The time, 0533Z, is two hours and 33 minutes past the scheduled 0300Z weather balloon launch at Albuquerque. This balloon drifted east and was very probably out of the area at the time of the sighting. It is possible that another weather balloon drifted into the area, although in general lights on these balloons last only about one hour. In addition, weather balloons carry only one light. The low speed, absence of radar contacts. and the fact that the area is a prohibited flight area discount the possibility of an aircraft. It is also possible that a large research type balloon was in the area, although ATIC has no such flights recorded.

III. Conclusion: Possibly a balloon.

Source: Berliner


Date: November 13, 1952
Location: Opheim, Montana BBU 2220
Time: 2:20 a.m.
Summary: Crew of USAF 779th AC&W station tracked an unidentified target on FPS-3 radar at 158,000 ft altitude (30 miles) and 240 mph. 1 hr 28 min.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

At 0243 MST on 13 November 1952 a weather observer taking a theodolite reading on a weather balloon at Glasgow, Montana, reported he observed five oval-shaped objects with “lights all around them” flying in a V-formation. Each object seemed to be changing position vertically by climbing or diving, as if to hold formation. The speed appeared to be very fast, the total time of observation being 20 seconds. The reported objects came from the NE, went straight over the center of the town, made a 90° turn, and departed toward the SW. At 0220 MST an AC&W Station obtained an unidentified radar trade beginning at 47°48 N – 108°05 W and lost it at 47°38 N – 105°05’W. The altitude was estimated to be 153,000′ and the speed was 210 knots.

II. Discussion of Incident

If these data are plotted it shows that it is doubtful that the track observed on radar and the reported visually observed objects were the same. While the radar blip was going straight east, south of Glasgow (Glasgow being north of the radar track), the observer saw something come in from the NW, turn, and go to the SE over his position. Since, the objects were reported directly over the observer and no sound was heard, it is doubtful as to whether the objects were aircraft.

III. Conclusion: This was not a combination radar-visual sighting of the same object. There are no conclusions as to the nature of the reported visual sighting. The radar track, however. could be due to weather.
Source: Berliner


Date: November 13, 1952
Location: Glasgow, Montana BBU 2220
Time: 2:43 a.m.
Summary: U.S. Weather Bureau observer Earl Oksendahl saw 5 oval-shaped objects, with lights all around them, fly in a V-formation for about 20 secs. Each object seemed to be changing position vertically by climbing or diving as if to hold formation. Formation came from the NW, made a 90° turn overhead, and flew away to the SW. 20 secs +.
Source: Berliner


Date: November 15, 1952
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Time: 02:40
Summary:  AF captain and his wife observed a white or pale blue object making a noise as loud as “six or more jets at low altitude”. Explanation: Aircraft.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

At 0240 EST an AF captain and his wife observed some type of light they, could not identify. Their attention was called to the object by its loud noise, described as similar to a flight of “six or more jets at low altitude”. The light was white or pale blue and passed slightly to the east of the observer’s zenith on a southerly heading. No wing tip lights were noted. After about seven or eight seconds the light made a left turn then started a steep climb. The light went out shortly after the climb was started.

II. Discussion of Incident

No follow-up was made on this incident. however, the description could well be that of an F-94 aircraft with its afterburner on and flying blacked out.

III. Conclusion

Possibly aircraft.

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Date: November 15, 1952
Location:
Time:
Summary: USAF pilots flying T-6 aircraft was circled 3 times by a 10 ft silvery sphere.
Source: Weinstein


Date: November 15, 1952
Location: Wichita, Kansas BBU 2224
Time: 7:02 a.m.
Summary: USAF Maj. R. L. Wallander, Capt. Belleman, A/3c Phipps saw an orange object (a blue streak?) varied in shape, as it made jerky upward sweeps with 10-15 sec pauses. 3-5 mins.

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

At 2025 CST on 15 November 1952. en AF major with 5,000 hours flying time was engaged in watching pilots under his command shoot landings in a B-47. He, another rated officer, and several airmen observed what appeared to be an elliptical, blue-white light with an orange or red tail. the object moved erratically at a speed greater than that associated with a T-33 or B-47. the object was first observed to the north traveling rapidly on a heading of about 1.5°, then it suddenly appeared to stop. When the object stopped, the orange glow appeared to be on what had been the leading edge of the object. The object moved out again on a heading of 45° to a position NNW of the airport, then stopped again for two minutes. It finally disappeared to the north. It was in view a total of five to ten minutes.

The weather was CAVU. The winds were:
19,000′ – 265° / 35kts
24,000′ – 265° / 40kts
34,000′ – 265° / 40kts
39,000′ – 235° / 64kts

II. Discussion of Incident

Two lighted weather balloons were launched at 2030 CST. Although there is a discrepancy of 5 minutes in time between the sighting and the balloon launches, the description of the object, the described course, etc., fits that of a balloon.

It is believed that the reported object was one of the weather balloons.

III. Conclusion

Probably a balloon.

Source: Berliner


Date: November 15, 1952
Location: Wichita, Texas BBU
Time: 8:25 p.m.
Summary: USAF B­47 crew and passengers saw an elliptical blue-white object with orange or red tail, moving erratically. Project Blue Book “unidentified” case. Elliptical blue-white light, with orange or red tail, moved erratically. A flying disc was observed. One blue-white elliptical was observed by military witnesses in a city for over five minutes.
Source: (BB Status Rpt?) [Same case as above??]


Date: November 15, 1952
Location: Pommard, Bourgogne, France
Time:  08:35
Summary: An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object, about 1 foot across, was observed.
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Date: November 15, 1952
Location: Pyongyang, North Korea
Time: 13:07
Summary: When first seen 10 feet silver orb was below pilot, rapidly to the north for 5 miles. Made 180 degree turn rapidly to the south, climbed. When plane banked toward UFO, it banked into a left-hand orbit around the aircraft. No radar. During the Korean War , two Americans flying in a T-6 aircraft over Pyongyang Sector CT 7943 at 1:07 p.m. local time saw a 10 foot diameter silver sphere below their plane. It flew north for 5 miles, then made a 180 degree turn to the south and climbed in altitude. When the plane banked toward the UFO, it banked into a left-hand orbit around the aircraft.
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Date: November 15, 1952
Location: Bower’s Beach, Delaware
Time: 18:45
Summary: Two civilian sources observed a “deep orange glow with intermittent white lights”

Project Blue Book Assessment:

I. Description of Incident

Two civilian sources reported observing a “deep orange glow with intermittent white lights”. One observer was in Bower’s Beach, Delaware,. and one in Frederics, Delaware, Both observers saw the light generally south of their positions. It was first observed at about 1845 EST and was in view for ten minutes. It apparently had no lateral motion. since one observer lined up the object on a fixed reference point and he could not notice any motion.

Weather at the time was scattered clouds at 600′ and an overcast at 5,000′. Visibility was seven miles.

II. Discussion of Incident

Since there was an overcast, any astronomical body can be ruled out.

Aeronautical charts show that in the general direction of the sighting and 10-12 miles away there is a reserved air space or caution area used by the Navy. Some activity in this area, such as a flare, could have been seen.

III. Conclusion

Possibly a flare.

Source:


Date: November 15, 1952
Location: Mcandrew AFB, Newfoundland, Canada
Time: 20:45
Summary: An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object was observed by several military witnesses at an airfield for six seconds. Explanation: Balloon.
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Date: November 16, 1952
Location: Nr. Landrum, S. C.
Time:
Summary: Hundreds of people saw a huge disc, watched through binoculars by air-traffic controller.
Source: UFOE

 


Date: 1952: Castelfranco, Emilia Romagna, Italy Encounter

 


Date: 1952: George Adamski’s Blythe California Sightings


Date: November 20 1952
Location: 10 miles E of Salton Sea, California BBU
Time: 8:05 p.m. MST.
Summary: A USAF pilot flying a B-50 at 16,000 feet on a heading of 275 degrees sighted an object at 11 o’clock to his position. The object was stationary and was ranging in color from white to red to green. The object then started in motion in a NW heading and disappeared like turning out a light.
Source: Project 1947

 


Date: November 21 1952
Location: Caribbean Sea BB
Time: 5:10 a.m. EST.
Summary: A large object, light red in color, too large and too bright to be another aircraft flew parallel to plane (Lacsa Airliner?) same altitude and air speed and disappeared after about 20 minutes. A CIRVIS Report was made.
Source: BB files, Dan Wilson


Date: November 24 1952
Location: Annandale, Virginia BBU 2246
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Summary: N L. L. Brettner saw a round, glowing object fly very fast, make right angle turns and reverse course. 1 hr.
Source: Berliner

 


Date: November 25 1952
Location: White Sands, New Mexico BBU
Time:
Summary:
Source: McDonald list


Date: November 25 1952
Location: Panama Canal, Panama [CCL Item # 41] (BB)
Time: 6:06 P.M. to 11:47 p.m.
Summary: Two objects traveling at an estimated speed of 275 mph were detected by radar attached to antiaircraft guns. The objects remained over the Canal Zone for 5 1/2 hours. Three Air Force bombers and a Navy patrol plane were sent up but were unable to catch the elusive objects. Maneuvering from 1000 feet to 28,000 feet in altitude.
Source: NARA-PBB92-585; UFOE, VIII

 


Date: November 26 1952
Location: Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada BBU
Time: 2:30 a.m.
Summary: F-94 chased maneuverable disc that changed color from white [orange?] to red, as it climbed and turned.
Source: McDonald list; NICAP; Project 1947


Date: November 27 1952
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico [S of Prescott, Ariz. ?] BBU 2249
Time: 12:10 p.m.
Summary: Pilot and crew chief of USAF B-26 bomber saw a series of 20 ft black smoke bursts (4-3-3-4-3), similar to antiaircraft fire. 20 min.
Source: Berliner

 


Date: November 30 1952
Location: Washington, D.C BBU 2253
Time: 12:30 a.m.
Summary: Radar 1 operators [?] at Washington National Airport. Radar trackings similar to those of July 26, 1952. Military witness(es) [?].
Source: Berliner

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