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Date: Sometime in August, 1947
Location: Danforth, IL
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Summary: Labeled a hoax by Col. McCoy, this object found on Illinois farm was neither a crashed disc nor a portion of a Mogul balloon.
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Date: 1947: Saranac Lake New York


Date: 1947: Metal Found in ‘Disc’ Probe Reported On Plane – Article


Date: Aug. 4,  1947
Location: NW of Bethel, Alaska       BBU
Time: Sunset
Summary: Pilot Capt. Jack Peck and copilot Vince Daly flying a DC-3 saw a smooth surfaced black object larger than a DC-3 with no visible means of propulsion cross their flight path at 500-1,000 ft height. They averted collision, then turned in pursuit at 170 mph but the object flew out of sight [to the NW at about 500 mph].
Source: [Additional witness Johnston??] (FOIA; Project 1947; FUFOR Index)


Date: Aug. 4,  1947
Location: 10 miles NW of Boston, Mass. (BBU)
Time: 4 p.m.
Summary: Pan Am airliner pilot Powell and navigator White saw a bright orange or deep-gold colored cigarette-shaped (or elliptical) object 15 ft long 2-3 ft wide flying at 150 (or 175) mph at 7,000 ft to the E at about 110° magnetic.
Source: Project 1947; McDonald list; FOIA; FUFOR Index


Date: August 8 1947
Location: Modesto, California
Time: 2200
Summary: His grandmother awakened the 9-year old witness when they saw a bright bluish light from behind their cottage. He ran out back and saw a large disc-shaped object hovering overhead ringed with multi-colored lights. His next memory was of was of waking up again and trying to explain how did the vegetable garden in the back of the house suddenly dried out; the whole garden was ashen and dry. His skin was also sunburned and he had a small puncture wound on his head from where blood was oozing out..
Source: NUFORC


Date: August 9 1947
Location: Rock Garden, California
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Summary: Aubrey V. Brook repeatedly shot at a flight of some score of white airborne objects which he asserted were designed after the fashion of Valentine hearts. His attack on the flight was not very effective — probably due to the fact that he estimated that they were several thousand feet above him.

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Date: August 11 1947
Location:  St. Louis, Missouri
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SummaryThe witness was  a veteran commercial pilot who later became an A&E mechanic with aviation inspection authorization. He was seeing some dark specks growing in the sky going South and North in vertical Vee formation with one on a point and the others stepped above and below in trail. The location of the sighting was the outskirts of St. Louis, during softball game.The objects were soon discerned as disc-shaped, nine in number, approaching at some 25,000 feet and doing about 1,000 mph in the cloudless, cobalt-blue heavens. At arm’s length the discs appeared to be the size of grape. Dark on one side and light colored on the other, the objects flipped in unison every two seconds. Both teams and some 25 spectators watched with great interest. The ballplayers were an excellent collection of witnesses with one team consisting entirely of aircraft ground instructors and the other team made up of pilot and aircraft mechanic students. 230

Source: UFOs: A History 1947, Loren Gross


Date: August 13 1947
Location: New Mexico Desert
Time: unknown
Summary: Six Native Americans discovered a still smoldering metallic disc shaped object that had apparently crashed in the desert. Inside they found an alien creature (not described) that was injured, but still alive. Hearing the approach of military troops, the men decided to keep the being from capture and care of him themselves. Taking him to their home, they found the being could communicate with them through a crystal device that conveyed images. The Indians called the being the “Star Elder”.
Source: Jim Marrs, Alien Agenda


Date: Aug. 13, 1947
Location: 40 miles SW of Twin Falls [at Salman Dam]. Idaho    BBU
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Summary: County Commissioner L. W. Hawkins and Mr. Brown while fishing saw 2 disc-shaped objects 6 ft diameter reflecting light and making the echo of a motor, at 4,000-6,000 ft flying at high speed.
Source: FOIA


Date: August 13 1947: Disc Zooms Down Snake River Canyon, Idaho   BBU


Date: Aug. 14, 1947
Location: Harmon Field, Newfoundland, Canada                    BBU
Time: 10:40 a.m.
Summary: 3 AAF airmen with the 147th AACS Sq. saw 2 small crescent-shaped objects pass over them on a zigzag path at 2x jet speed [1,200 mph?] heading W at about 1,200 ft disappearing into clouds, a few secs later a same or similar object emerged from the clouds and continued to the W.
Source: FOIA


Date: Aug. 14, 1947
Location: 5 miles S of Placerville, Calif.     BBU
Time: 4 p.m.
Summary: Insurance adjuster Switzer saw a metallic highly-polished chromium surface object 4-6 ft wide 10-14 inches thick, rounded slightly on top larger in the front, leaving a white trail, at 500-1,000 ft height traveling at high speed
Source: FOIA


Date: August 14 1947: Villa Santina Encounter


Date: August 14 1947
Location: Tiana Italy
Time: night
Summary: An elderly shepherd saw a large fiery orange colored object, with multicolored lights land 400 meters away on a field. Soon an opening became visible on the object. A small humanoid then came out. The humanoid walked around the craft then proceeded to pick up some stones from the ground. Soon he re-entered the object, which shot up into the sky at incredible speed. Burnt vegetation and rocks were found at the site.
Source: Itacat


Date: Aug. 15-20 (approx.), 1947
Location: Rapid City Air Base [Weaver?], South Dakota (BBU)
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Summary: Major Hammer sitting in the parking lot near the flight line shortly after dark saw to the NW about 12 elliptical objects about the span of a B-29 (140 ft) with a yellow-white luminous glow in a tight diamond formation, approaching in a shallow descent, level off at about 5,000 ft altitude [height?] at 300-400 mph, make a gentle 110° turn to its right about 4 miles away climbing to the SW, accelerating rapidly. No sound or trail. 1 min?
Source: FOIA


Date: Aug. 18, 1947
Location: Near Mountain Home, Idaho                   BBU
Time: 12 p.m.
Summary: United Airlines Flight 147 pilot and copilot saw 2 “skeet target” shaped objects flying under the plane
Source: Project 1947


Date: Aug. 19, 1947
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho                                            BBU
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Summary: Housing Authority Executive Director Hedstrom saw 55 [?] [luminous?] objects in horizontal flight looking like electric lights headed NE at tremendous speed.
Source: FOIA


Date: Aug. 28, 1947
Location: Fukuoka, Japan
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Summary: MEW Radar Station. A target was picked up in orbit at a range of 26-30 nautical miles on a bearing of.20 to 30 degrees. Target then took a heading of 023 degrees and vvas tracked to a range of 54 nautical miles where it faded.The target was in a climb on this outbound course and the weather at the time was such that the climb would have to be made on instruments. Speed:  390-415 knots; altitude: 1500 feet.
Source: Item “b” from SECRET letter, Fran Ridge, Jan Aldrich


Date: Late Aug. 1947
Location: Alamogordo [Holloman] Army Air Field, New Mexico    BBU 83
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Summary: AMC Watson Labs Project MOGUL communications officer Lt. H. G. Markley while watching 2 balloons with radar reflector to the SE in 10x binoculars saw traveling at “unprecedented rate of speed” a round white object in horizontal light S to N several thousand feet over the tops of Sacramento Mtns. [Case falsely explained by AF as false radar targets when no radar observation was involved.]
Source: FOIA; Mary Castner/CUFOS; Loren Gross Aug-Dec 1947 SUPP p. 28; July-Dec 1949 orig


Date: August (late), 1947
Location: Vaughn (near), New Mexico
Time: 8:00 pm
Summary: Basketball-Sized object explodes near colonel.
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