Wednesday, 23 January 2019

UFO Statistics:
“UFO Sightings Map: North America 1953 – 1956”

By Larry Hatch

Source: Internet Archive, San Francisco, California

The whole article:
“Between the great North American UFO Waves of 1952 (810 listings) and 1957 (318) lie four years of relative quiet, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956 .. averaging about 230 events each.

All four years are combined on this map.

Compare eastern and western Texas. A string of sightings shows along the highway US 85 corridor in Colorado, now I-25. Activity remains along US 99, now I-5 parallel to the West Coast. Arizona finally shows activity to rival New Mexico.

Sightings spring up in sparely populated parts of Minnesota and the Dakotas. Indiana and Ohio and New England remain fairly busy.

Geographically, sightings are more evenly distributed than in the major wave years.”

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UFO Sightings Map: North America 1953 – 1956
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UFO Letter:
Edward J. Ruppelt’s 13 February 1956
Letter To Max B. Miller


Edward J. Ruppelt was director of Project Blue Book from March 1952 until late 1953. Before that, he was director of Project Grudge from late 1951 until it became Project Blue Book in March 1952.

Project Blue Book ran until January 1970.

Ruppelt achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Max B. Miller was the founder of Flying Saucers International 
(Los Angeles, California) and editor of “Saucers,” the organisation’s magazine.

Wikipedia article: “Edward J. Ruppelt”:

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The late Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, U.S. Air Force,
Director of Project Blue Book (1952-1953)
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U.S. Government UFO Document:
DATE: 1 November 1956/
LOCATION: 60 Miles E of St Louis, Mo.”

(Project Blue Book, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)


Quote from the document:
“One object, a round light, size of F-94 A/B light, color very light yellow. No sound heard, Estimated speed of more than 1200 knots. WX CAVU winds at 35,000 ft fm 290 dgr at 75 knots.

In view of the reliability of the observers, this sighting will be an unknown until further data becomes available.”

The case is listed as “Unknown.”

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Satellite photo of St. Louis, Missouri (
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