Sunday, 27 October 2013

UFO News Article:
“Winchell Says Flying Saucer
Mystery Seen First in 1913”

7 July 1947 
(San Jose Evening News, California)

The article is written by New York columnist Walter Winchell:

The article reports on R. Dewitt’s 1947 book (presents two UFO cases), “Forgotten Mysteries.”

The first report focuses on the UFO research work (!) of Astronomer Professor Chant of Toronto (Canada) and a 
9 February 1913 UFO incident (30 or 32 UFOs) Chant researched.

The second report informs about some ‘unusual lights’ which were sighted from the British ship, H.M.S. Caroline on 24 February 1893, at 10:00 p.m. The incident occurred in the East China Sea, between Shanghai and Japan.

The interesting thing about the book is that it was published months before the start of the 1947 U.S. UFO wave.

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UFO News Article:
“Around A Long Time –
Naval Officer Spotted Flying Saucer In 1922”

4 June 1952 (The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, Canada)

Quote from the article:
“Rear-Admiral R. E. S. Bidwell, a sub-lieutenant aboard the HMCS Aurora at the time, said he saw one near Barbados on the night of January 6, 1922.

Writing in ‘Crow’s Nest,’ a Canadian Navy publication, the admiral told of seeing ‘a green light, about the size of a soccer ball and travelling very rapidly in level flight about 500 feet in the air.’

The incident so struck the then junior officer that he recorded it in his Midshipman’s Log. It read:

‘Extraordinary incident took place at 10 p.m. when we were just off the north west corner of Martinique. A brilliant green light appeared on port bow. Looked quite close and was moving rapidly astern. It went out, came on again, and then finally went out. Its movement was quite even, not a trajectory, but level. I can’t explain it.’ ”

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