Tuesday, 6 August 2019

UFO News Article:

26 May 1962
(Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser, UK)

Source: ufonewspaper.blogspot.com

The whole article:
“What was the object an airline pilot saw in the sky over Taunton on Monday? He is wondering whether it was a flying saucer.

Captain Gordon Pendleton was flying a Viscount airliner from Cork to Brussels when he saw the object.

‘I have never seen anything like it,’ he said. ‘It passed nearly 3,000 feet underneath me. I have always been sceptical about flying saucers.

‘If it had been a plane I should have seen the wings. It didn’t appear to have any.’

None of the 60 passengers, nor the two stewardesses saw the object.

The object was also seen by the plane’s first officer, Peter Murray, who described it as ‘large, brown and irregularly shaped.’ ‘It was smaller than a Viscount and travelling at more than 500 miles an hour,’ he said.

Captain Pendleton’s report was flashed from London Airport to the Air Ministry, where a spokesman later said it was being investigated.

Mr. Roy Julyan, chief air traffic controller at Filton, Bristol, aerodrome said: ‘There was a lot of cloud about, and at the height the thing was reported, no one would have seen it from the ground. I don’t believe in flying saucers, but there must be something in what the pilot has said.’ ”

The UFO incident occurred on 21 May 1962.

Wikipedia article: “Vickers Viscount”:

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Viscount 701 of Cambrian Airways at Bristol Airport, 1963
(text by Wikipedia) (wikipedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)

Satellite photo of Taunton, UK (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)

U.S. Government UFO Document:
DATE: 21 Jun 62/
LOCATION: Indianapolis, Indiana”

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

Source: NICAP.org

Quote from the document:
“Objs like stars, size & brilliande [sic] of 1st mag star. White. One & then 2 obsvd. 1st obsvd at 60dgr elev 40dgr azimuth moving to 10dgr elev 40 dgr azimuth descending toward the horizon disappearing behind clouds in 20-30 secs. Second two obsvd at 60dgr elev 40dgr azimuth & moved to 10dgr elev 210 azimuth. 10sec spacing between pair of objs in second sighting for 2 mins. See case file for complete info.

Unidentified See case file.”

Project Blue Book listed the case as “Unknown.”

NICAP.org also presents the other documents that pertain to the case.


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(ufocasebook.com image)

Aerial top/side view of gray B-52H flying over barren desert land.
(text by Wikipedia) (wikipedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)

UFO Case Directory
“Three Strange Lights Observed By B-52 Crew
June 21, 1962
Indianapolis, Indiana”


The whole UFO case report:
“4:00 a.m. local
Duration 3-4 mins
aircraft B-52
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
June 21, 1962; Indianapolis, Indiana (BBU 7957)
4 a.m. Lt. Col. H. King and tail gunner M/Sgt. Roberts, aboard a
B-52 heavy jet bomber, saw 3 bright, star-like lights, first one then
10 secs later 2 more. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
June 21, 1962; Indianapolis, Indiana (BBU 7957)
At 4 a.m., Lt. Col. H. King flying in a B-52 aircraft at 35,000 feet, first noticed a light at 75 degrees elevation at 40 degrees azimuth descending towards the NE horizon. This object was viewed for approximately 3 minutes. About 30 seconds after the first light appeared a second light appeared and then 10 seconds later a third light appeared both near the position of 60 degrees elevation at 40 degrees azimuth and moved to 10 degrees elevation at 210 degrees azimuth. These two objects were held visually for about 3 minutes. The tail gunner observed the first object only. The aircraft heading was 133 degrees. The tail gunner MSGT Roberts saw the first object near the horizon prior to its disappearance.”

NICAP.org presents U.S. government (Project Blue Book, U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.

Wikipedia article: “Boeing B-52 Stratofortress”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons,[5] and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles (14,080 km) without aerial refueling.[6]”

Aerial top/side view of gray B-52H flying over barren desert land.
(text by Wikipedia) (wikipedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)

Satellite photo of Indianapolis, Indiana (tageo.com)
(tageo.com photo)