Friday, 15 September 2017
4 January 1952
) Watsonville, California
Source: theufochronicles.com, 19 February 2016
Quote from the article:
“Flying saucers are with us again.
First report of the saucer came at 5:10 a.m. when deputy sheriff’s in two cars sighted it over the city of
Deputies Al Bolman and Jim Mattney were patrolling in one car and reported it first. A few minutes later Lieut. Thomas Martin and deputy Ed Atkinson, also in the area spotted it.
‘At first we thought it was an airplane on fire,’ the deputies reported. ‘But it was throwing sparks and flame from both ends, cruising along apparently under control at about
1,000 feet.’ They
estimated its speed at more than 700 miles per hour.
The craft swung in a wide arc over
and then headed for Fort
Military police were alerted at the fort, but personnel were unable to pick the saucer up on radar, they reported.
After leaving the
area the saucer was seen cruising along the west side of the Gabilan range of
mountains. At 5:24 a.m. Fort Ord
police reported that officers and citizens in that area had spotted the flying
It was last seen shortly thereafter dropping below Johnson’s canyon east of Gonzales.
At the naval air station at
, Lt. Comdr. Paul McGinnis said a
telephone call from the Register-Pajaronian was ‘the first I’ve heard of the
Comdr. McGinnis said that ‘considering the large number of military airfields in the area it is very possible that a large jet plane was in the area.’
The defense command would not say whether any unscheduled aircraft were authorized to fly over the Monterey-Fort Ord area at that hour.”
Satellite photo of
(tageo.com) Monterey, California
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