Monday, 2 September 2019

UFO News Article:
“No Enemy Contact, but UFO? Maybe…”

27 June 2010
(The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, California)


In this news article, Major Bob Schneck, U.S. Army Air Corps (Ret.), recounts a UFO sighting over Newfoundland, Canada, in July 1955.

Then First Lieutenant Schneck was flying one of the two KC-97 tankers that had just finished refuelling B-47 bombers bound for England, when he sighted the UFO.

Quote from the article:
“It looked like ‘A big white spot that’s way off in the distance,’ he said, describing the UFO. ‘It moved very fast, back and forth. It’s something you’ve never seen before it would zoom across the horizon.’

The speed of the UFO was estimated to be 1,500 mph.”

I also reported about this article on 27 June 2010.

Map of Newfoundland, Canada (text by Wikipedia)
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Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter (
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UFO Report:
“1900-1938 UFO Sighting Chronology”

Created: 18 December 2006
Updated: 6 April 2016

Quote from the UFO report:
“This report is derived from three major sources: 1) the Magonia Database, sightings catalogued by Jacques Vallee and presented in his great work, Passport to Magonia, and,  2) The UFO Evidence, 1964, Richard Hall, and, 3) Strange Company (2007), Keith Chester. This report deals only with sightings AFTER the turn of the 20th Century and up to the end of 1938. For the WWII years (1939-1946) click here. The illustration used above came from Jim Klotz’ wonderful web site, All of the beautiful magazine covers that can be found on the site were produced during this period, and are a must-see.

Our thanks for ALL these chronologies must go to our documentation team: Richard Hall (The UFO Evidence, 1963, and Vol. II The UFO Evidence, 2001), William Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson (archive researcher), and Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns). Last, but not least, our thanks to Jean Waskiewicz who created the online NICAP DBase (NSID) that helped make it possible to link from the cases to the reports themselves. .

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

Early 20th Century Sightings up to, and including, the year 1938

May 13, 1909; King’s Lynn, England
9:45 PM. A cigar-shaped object illuminated the terrain brightly in King’s Lynn. A witness’s attention was drawn to the object by a ‘whirring noise’ and seeing the ground lit up like day. Looking up, he saw the airship-like object speed overhead, two men visible in an undercarriage, and disappear in the distance within a few minutes. (Hall, 2000, p. 7)

May 19, 1909; Wroxsam (Wroxham) [my addition], Norfolk, England
23:30. A lone motorcyclist observed a globular light traveling in a straight trajectory overhead. During its passage, the motocycle headlamp failed to operate. He stopped his machine when this occurred, but the headlamp began to operate again after the UFO’s passage. (Rodeghier; East Anglican  Daily Times, May 21, 1909)

May 18, 1909; Caerphilly, Wales
11:00 p.m. Mr. Lethbridge was walking along a road near the mountains when he saw on the grass a large tube-like machine. Aboard were two men wearing furs and talking excitedly in a language the witness could not understand. The grass was found depressed at the site after the object had flown off. (Magonia #36, 198; Anatomy 21)

June 16, 1909; Donghoi (Dong Hoi) [my addition], Annam
4:10 a.m. An elongated object following a west to east trajectory flew over the town. It gave off a strong light and was seen by two fishermen to plunge into the sea 6 km away from the coast, after a steady flight of about 9 min. (Magonia #37, Anatomy 21)

Dec. 22, 1909; Worcester, Mass
‘Mysterious Airship’ emitting a bright beam of light appeared moving SE to NW, hovered over city, moved away. Seen again two hours later; hovered, moved away to south and turned east. Observed over Boston and Lynn, Mass, next night. [N.Y. Tribune, 12-23-09; N.Y. Sun, 12-24-09]”

Satellite photo of Wroxham, UK (
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