Tuesday, 27 March 2018

UFO News Article:
“Radar Sees ‘Flying Saucers’
Near Capital A Second Time”

28 July 1952
(The Herald Statesman, Yonkers, New York)

Source: fultonhistory.com

The whole article:
“Radar—which normally doesn’t  show something that isn’t there— has picked up ‘flying saucers’ near the nation’s capital for the second time within a week.

Jet fighter pilots searched the skies without directly contacting anything during the six hours that four to 12 unidentified objects intermittently appeared on radar screens at Washington National Airport and nearby Andrews Air Force Base.

One pilot said he saw four lights approximately 10 miles away and slightly above him but they disappeared before he could overtake them. Later, the same pilot said, he saw ‘a steady white light’ five miles away that vanished in about a minute.

So far as could be determined, this was the first time jets have been sent on the trail of such sky ghosts.

Officials carefully avoided mentioning ‘flying saucers’,  just as they did when radar picked up seven or eight unidentified objects near Washington last Monday. But the Air Force was expected to add the report to its long list of saucer sightings, which officials say are coming in faster than at any time since the initial flurry in 1947.”

Wikipedia article: “1952 Washington, D.C. UFO incident”:

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The Washington Post headline, 28 July 1952:
“ ‘Saucer’ Outran Jet, Pilot Reveals”

Satellite photo of Washington, D.C. (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)