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Date: 1952: Aliens and Abduction in Redding, California


Date: Fall 1952: Lost River Sinks, Idaho


Date: September 1952: Pointy-Head Alien in Sutton, West Virginia


Date: 1952: 3 white, odd shaped forms seen in Central Point, Oregon


Date: Sept. of 1952
Location: Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: Afternoon
Summary: Radar detected a 700 m.p.h. target near Kirtland AFB which slowed to 100 m.p.h.. Two F-86’s were scrambled. One fired on the UFO. Report ordered destroyed. Exact date unknown.
Source: Ruppelt


Date: Sept. 1, 1952
Location: Atlanta, Georgia BBU
Time: 9:43 p.m.
Summary: Mrs. William Davis and 9 others saw a light, similar to the evening star, move up and down for a long period of time.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 1, 1952
Location: Marietta, Georgia BBU 2022
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Summary: Mr. Bowman (ex-artillery officer) and 24 others saw a red, white, and blue-green object which spun and shot off sparks. An unidentified witness using binoculars saw 2 large objects shaped like spinning tops with red, blue and green colors, fly side by side, leaving a sparkling trail for 30 mins. 15-30 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 1, 1952
Location: Marietta, Georgia BBU
Time: 10:50 p.m.
Summary: Ex­AAF B-25 gunner saw 2 large white disc-shaped objects with green vapor trails fly in trail formation, merge, fly away very fast.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 1, 1952
Location: Yaak, Montana BBU 2023
Time: 4:45 a.m.
Summary: Visual sighting by 2 USAF enlisted men, radar tracking by 3 men using FPS-3 radar set. 2 small, varicolored lights became black silhouettes [of “dark, cigar-shaped object”?] at dawn, flew erratically. 1 hours.
Source: Berliner; cf. Ruppelt p. 194


Date: Sept. 2, 1952
Location: Tokyo, Japan BBU
Time:
Summary: Beginning at 2015 hours unidentified flying objects were picked up by the GCA unit at Haneda AFB and later contacted by GCI at Shiroi AFB. When first observed the target was 9 miles north of Haneda traveling at 40 to 60 mph on a heading of 90 degrees. During the next hour sightings were made on radar of targets ranging in number from 1 to 3. The targets produced a clearly visible echo on the PPI scope and about the size caused by a C-124 aircraft.
Source: McDonald list


Date: Sept. 2, 1952
Location: Chicago, Illinois BBU 2025
Time: 3 a.m.
Summary: Radar controller Turason (GCA) at Midway Airport tracked 40 targets flying in miscellaneous directions, up to 175 mph, 2 targets seemed to fly in formation with DC-6 airliner. 8 hours total.
Source: Dan Wilson, Berliner


Date: Sept. 3, 1952
Location: Tucson, Ariz. BBU
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Summary: Mr. Donald L. McCraven, an instructor pilot at Marana Air Base, and Mr. N. D. Thomas, observed an elliptical shaped object, dark in color which freely reflected sunlight. The object made three well-coordinated turns and made no perceptible sound. Tremendous speed was shown by the object while in a slight climb. The object was observed for approximately one and a half minutes. Project Blue Book evaluation: UNIDENTIFIED.
Source: Berliner, Dan Wilson


Date: September 4 1952: Sighting in Anost Saone-et-Loire France


Date: 1952: Creature in Weston West Virginia


Date: ept. 6, 1952
Location: Lake Charles AFB, Louisiana BBU 2045
Time: 1:30 a.m.
Summary: T/Sgt. J. E. Wilson and 2 enlisted men saw a bright star-like light move about the sky. 2 hrs.
Source: Berliner


Date: ept. 6, 1952
Location: Tucson, Ariz. BBU 2048
Time: 4:55 p.m.
Summary: Ex-Congresswoman Mrs. Isabella King and Bill McClain saw an orange teardrop-shaped object whirl on its vertical axis, descend very fast, stop, retrace its path upwards, while whirling in the opposite direction. 1.5 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 7, 1952
Location: San Antonio, Texas BBU 2049
Time: 10:30 p.m.
Summary: Chemist J. W. Gibson and others saw an orange object or light (color temperature 2,000° F.) explode into view. 3-20 secs.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 7, 1952
Location: San Antonio, Texas BBU 2052
Time:
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Source:NARA


Date: Sept. 9, 1952
Location: Rabat, French Morocco BBU 2062
Time: 9 p.m.
Summary: USAF Intelligence civilian illustrator E. J. Colisimo saw a disc with lights along part of its circumference, fly twice as fast as a T-33 jet trainer, in a slightly curved path. 5 secs.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 9, 1952
Location: Portland, Oregon
Time:
Summary: Two oval objects observed in searchlight beam.
Source: UFOE, XII


Date: Sept. 12, 1952
Location: Allen, Maryland BBU 2077
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Summary: GOC observers Mr. and Mrs. David Kolb using binoculars saw a white light with red trim and streamers fly NE. 35 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: September 12 1952: The Flatwoods Monster


Date: September 13 1952
Location: Frametown West Virginia
Time: 2000
Summary: Mr. Mrs George Snitowski and their little girl suddenly found their car stalled, and an unpleasant smell (ether mingled with sulfurous smoke) filled the air. Thinking a chemical plant might be burning, Mr. Snitowski got out of the car and searched for what smelled so badly. Looking down the slope of the highway, he saw a large globe moving slowly back and forth, hovering over the ground, and giving off a soft, violet light. George moved closer and felt the “sensation of thousands of needle-like vibrations” on his skin. Then he got sick and staggered back to the car. Edith Snitowski screamed and yelled that something was behind him. He turned to see “a figure about eight or nine feet tall with a big head, bloated body, and long, spindly arms gliding rapidly” toward him. The couple, safely inside the car, locked it quickly. Terrified, they watched as one of those long spindly, arms stretched across their windshield. The end was forked. The couple crouched in horror. When George looked up, he saw the monster gliding away. Waiting and waiting, they finally saw a glowing globe, swaying back and forth, lift above the trees and take off into the sky, leaving a luminous trail. A gas station attendant found a V-shaped burned brown spot on the car hood.
Source: Paul Lieb, Jacques Vallee & Mark Hall


Date: Sept. 13, 1952
Location: Near Allentown, Penna. BBU 2085
Time: 7:40 p.m.
Summary: Private pilot W. A. Hobler, flying a Beech Bonanza at 10,000 ft from Allentown to the Caldwell-Bright Omni station, saw a 3 ft object, shaped like a fat football, flaming orange-red color, at his 11 o’clock high position about 450-600 ft away descend at a 30° angle on a collision course, Hobler made a sharp climb to avoid it, object then pulled up in a 65° climb in front of Hobler’s airplane, Hobler made a rapid 180° right turn but lost the object traveling at about 700 mph. 15 secs.
Source: Berliner; NARCAP


Date: Sept. 14, 1952
Location: Santa Barbara, Calif. BBU 2086
Time: 8:40 p.m.
Summary:  USAF C-54 transport pilot Tarbutton saw a blue­ white light travel straight and level, then fly up. 30 secs. (Berliner)
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Date: Sept. 14, 1952
Location: North Atlantic between Ireland and Iceland.   BBU 2087
Time:
Summary: Military personnel from several countries aboard ships in the NATO Operation MAINBRACE exercise. Sightings include a blue-green triangle flying 1,500 mph and 3 objects in triangular formation giving off white light exhaust at 1,500 mph.
Source: Berliner, Wilson, Ridge, BB files


Date: Sept. 14, 1952
Location: White Lake, South Dakota BBU 2089
Time: 7 p.m.
Summary: GOC observer L. W. Barnes, using binoculars saw a red, cigar-shaped object, with three puffs behind it, fly W, then S, then was gone. 30-40 mins.
Source: Dan Wilson, Don Berliner


Date: Sept. 14, 1952
Location: Olmsted AFB, Penna. BBU 2093
Time: Time not known.
Summary: Pilot of Flying Tiger Airlines airplane N67977 saw a blue light fly very fast on a collision course with the airliner. Note: the summary card attached to the file showed completely different information. ()
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 14, 1952
Location: El Paso, Texas. BBU 2092
Time: 11:30 p.m.
Summary: three civilians (1 engineer) observed six groups of luminous spherical or disc-shaped objects traveling in an arc to an inverted “Y” formation at an estimated speed of 4,000 mph at an estimated altitude of 10-12 miles. Maneuvers were erratic and included hovering and extremely high speed. Project Blue Book Evaluation: UNIDENTIFIED.
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Date: September 14 1952: Remedios, Santa Clara, Cuba


Date: 1952: Charleston West Virginia Sighting


Date: September 15 1952: Wheeling West Virginia Monster


Date: Sept. 14-15, 1952
Location: Ciudad Jaurez, Mexico BBU
Time: 11:30 p.m. – 1:20 a.m.
Summary: Consulting engineer R. J. Portis and 3 others saw 6 groups of 12-15 luminous spheres or discs, which flew in formations varying from arcs to inverted-Y’s, very fast. 1 hr. 50 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 16, 1952
Location: Portand, ME BBU 2099
Time: 6:22 p.m.
Summary: Crew of U.S. Navy P2V Neptune patrol plane saw a group of 5 lights in circular formation at the same time a long, thin blip was tracked on radar. Note: Possible USAF KC-97 airplanes involved in a refueling operation. 20 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 16, 1952
Location: Warner-Robbins AFB, Georgia BBU 2100
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Summary: 3 USAF officers and 2 civilians saw white lights fly abreast at 100 mph. 15 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 16, 1952
Location: Belle Glade, Florida.
Time:
Summary: Circular object with row of lights on underside passed low overhead; cattle bolted.
Source: UFOE, XII


Date: Sept. 17, 1952
Location: Tucson, Ariz. BBU 2105
Time: 11:40 a.m.
Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hollingsworth saw 2 groups of 3 large, flat, shiny objects fly in tight formations, the first group slow, the second faster. 2 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 20, 1952
Location: Denmark & Norway BBU
Time: 4:00 p.m. +.
Summary: Spherical UFO photographed from U. S. Navy aircraft carrier participating in “Operation Mainbrace,” NATO maneuvers. [UFOE, XII] Personnel of the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier participating in the Mainbrace maneuvers, observed a silvery, spherical object which was also photographed. (The pictures have never been made public). The UFO was seen moving across the sky behind the fleet. Reporter Wallace Litwin took a series of color photographs, which were examined by Navy Intelligence officers. The weather man aboard said a balloon was launched at 3:30 p.m. and it rose up and out of sight in the overcast in about 50 seconds. [incorrect date in UFOE as Sept. 19]
Source: Richard Hall, Dan Wilson


Date: Sept. 20 [19? 21?], 1952
Location: Topcliffe RAF Station, Yorkshire, England, UK. BBU
Time: 10:53 a.m. [4:14 p.m.?]
Summary: Operation MAINBRACE Meteor jet fighter (flown by Flight Lt. John W. Kilburn and Flight Lt. Cybulski ?) was descending to land at 5,000 ft when they saw a slow-moving circular silver [or white?] object about 5 miles behind them at about 15,000 ft following a similar course then swinging like a “falling sycamore leaf” or pendulum and began descending. As the Meteor turned towards Dishforth the object followed, then stopped falling leaf motion and descent, began rotation on its axis, suddenly accelerated at “incredible speed” faster than a meteor to the W then turned to SE [and disappeared]. Ground ? observers included Flying Officer Paris, Master Signaller Thompson, Higgins ? and 5 other aircrew [on the ground?]. (Jan Aldrich; Ruppelt pp. 195-6; 15-20 secs +
Source: NICAP; FUFOR Index


Date: September 21, 1952.
Location: Morocco
Time:
Summary:
Source: The UFO Encylcopedia by Margaret Sachs.


Date: Sept. 21?, 1952
Location: North Sea near England, UK. BBU
Time:
Summary: Operation MAINBRACE sighting by 6 British pilots in a formation of Meteor jets who pursued shiny spherical object but lost it in 1-2 mins then it reappeared following one of the jets which turned to pursue but the object outmaneuvered the jet. Several mins.
Source: Ruppelt p. 196; BB files??; FUFOR Index ?


Date: Sept. 22, 1952
Location:
Time:
Summary: Police observed 3-4 UFOs maneuvering erratically.
Source: UFOE, VII


Date: Sept. 23, 1952
Location: Gander Lake, Newfoundland, Canada BBU 2119
Time:
Summary: No time shown. Pepperrell AFB operations officer and 7 other campers saw bright white light, which reflected on the lake, fly straight and level at 100 mph. 10 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 24, 1952
Location: Aurora, Colo. BBU
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Summary: USAF T/Sgt. B. R. Hughes saw 5-6 circular objects, bright white but not shiny, circle in trail formation. [Same as Denver Sept. 30 case?] 5-6 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 24, 1952
Location: Charleston, West Virginia BBU 212
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Summary: Crew of USAF B-29 bomber saw a lot of bright, metallic particles or flashes, up to 3 ft in length, stream past the B-29. 15 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 24, 1952
Location: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba BBU
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Summary: USN crew of TBM-18 chased an orange light with greenish tail.
Source: Weinstein


Date: Sept. 26, 1952
Location: 400 miles NNW of Azores Islands BBU 2126 [CCL Item # 22]
Time: 11:16 p.m. P
Summary: ilot, copilot, engineer and aircraft commander of USAF C-124 transport plane saw 2 distinct green lights to the right and slightly above the C-124, at one time seemed to turn toward it, the lights alternated leading each other. 1 hr +
Source:Berliner


Date: Sept. 27, 1952
Location: Hempstead, Texas BBU
Time:
Summary: 2 USAF T-33 pilots saw a white-silver circular flat disc flying erratically at 600-700 mph.
Source: Weinstein


Date: Sept. 27, 1952
Location: Inyokern, Calif. BBU 2128
Time: 10 p.m.
Summary: 2 couples, using a 5x telescope saw a large, round object, which went through the color spectrum every 2 secs, fly straight and level. 15 mins.
Source:  Berliner


Date: Sept. 28, 1952
Location: Tsushima Island, Japan BBU
Time:
Summary:
Source: McDonald list


Date: Sept. 28, 1952
Location: Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada BBU
Time:
Summary: An object resembling an aircraft traveling north to south at approximately 120 mph, was seen on GCA radar as it passed 1 1/2 miles east of runway 27. The object had to be at an altitude of less that 4000 feet due to the limitations of the GCA unit. The signal on the scope was strong and clear.
Source:  McDonald list


Date: Sept. 29, 1952
Location: Rochester, England, UK [?]. BBU 2136
Time: 3:55 p.m.
Summary: Witnesses unknown, but report came via the Rochester Police Dept., of 2 flat objects hovering then speeding away. 3 mins.
Source: Berliner


Date: Sept. 29, 1952
Location: Southern Pines, North Carolina BBU 2140
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Summary: U.S. Army Res. 1st Lt. C. H. Stevens and 2 others saw a green ellipse. with a long tail, orbiting. 15 mins.
Source:  Berliner


Date: Sept. 30, 1952
Location: Edwards AFB, California
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Summary:
Aviation photographer, others, observed two discs alternately hovering and darting around.
Source:  UFOE, VI


Date: Sept. 30, 1952
Location: Denver, Colo. BBU 2138
Time:
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Source: NARA Same as Sept. 29 Aurora case?


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