Sunday, 17 November 2019

UFO News Article:
“Flying Object Chased 86 Miles”

18 April 1966
(News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio)


Quote from the article:
“ ‘We were close, closer than I ever want to be again,’ said a deputy sheriff who chased a flying object from Portage County into Pennsylvania.

Hundreds of persons in Ohio and Pennsylvania reported seeing the ‘brilliant and shiny’ object early Sunday morning (17 April 1966).

Police Chief Gerald Buchert of Mantua, about eight miles north of Ravenna, said he took a picture of the object from his front yard but the Air Force told him not to release it.

Buchert said it looked like ‘two table saucers put together.’

Portage County Deputy Sheriff Dale Spaur sad he and his partner, W. L. Neff, ‘were close’ to the object in separate cars and chased it 86 miles for an hour and a half, from near Ravenna to Conway, Pa., near Pittsburgh.”

Photo text:
UFO LOOKED LIKE THISPortage County deputy sheriff Dale Spaur indicated that the shape of a flying object he chased early yesterday looked like the head of a flashlight. Spaur and his partner, W. L. Neff, said they drove 86 miles following the object through eastern Ohio before losing it near Conway, Pa. ‘Somebody had control over of it,’ Spaur said. ‘It can maneuver.’ ”

Wikipedia article: “Ravenna, Ohio”:

Related posts:

UFO photographed (by Police Chief Gerald Buchert) 
in MantuaOhio, on 17 April 1966
(Easynow’s UFO Forum/ image)

Satellite photo of Ravenna, Ohio (
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UFO News Article:
“Widely Scattered Sightings – UFO Reports Grow”

25 March 1966
(The Raleigh Register, Beckley, West Virginia)


The whole article:
“Scores of persons – from Maine to the Rockies—reported today that they, too, had seen unidentified flying objects (UFO). A woman in Illinois said a triangular object with red, orange and white lights hovered over her car for more than one hour.

An investigator for the Air Force scheduled a news conference to make known his findings on the multiplying number of reports of the mysterious objects.

Mrs. Robert Gorisek, of La Salle, Ill., said the object hovered over the car in which she and several other persons were riding as they drove home from work through several towns.

Richard Saimas, of Des Moines, Iowa, said an object with pinkish glow and a white center hovered about 200 feet over a drive-in near his home.

In Ohio, two deputy sheriffs saw a round, red glow ‘about as big as a car’ just above the skyline in Toledo.

Wisconsin Also Infested

In Wisconsin a series of objects ranging in size from a basketball to a baseball and in color from pinkish green to bluish green were reported at Wausau. Six policemen watched at Tomah, Wis., as an object changed colors from white to green as it pitched and yawed in the sky, they said.

A Bangor, Maine, man told authorities he fired his pistol at a glowing object—and hit it.

‘I could hear the elderberry bushes scraping as the thing came toward me,’ said John King, 22. He said he fired four times and the object, he said it was about 60 feet long, zoomed skyward.

Police said King was visibly distraught when he related the incident to them.

The reports began a week ago in the Midwest, and from there have come the most numerous reports of sightings—more than 200 persons say they saw mysterious objects since Sunday. Four squad cars of deputies watched one for 45 minutes Thursday night in the Ann Arbor, Mich. Area.

A truck driver told police in Niles, Mich., that  a strange blinking object shadowed his truck for 15 miles early today.

The driver Ralph Conte, Akron, Ohio, said the object had red, green and white lights and followed silently alongside his truck as he drove from Cassopolis, Mich., to Niles.

Conte told Berrien County deputies the object slowed when he slowed, blinked his lights when he blinked his, then finally veered away and vanished. Police said Conte obviously was serious.

Dr. H. [sic] Allen Hynek, a Northwestern University astrophysicist who is chief investigator for the Air Force’s Project Blue Book to trace UFO reports, called a news conference in Detroit today to report on his investigation of the Michigan sighting reports.

The conference was scheduled for 1 p.m. EST.

Ben Bos, a Holland, Mich., business man, told police he saw a strange object resembling a rainbow hover over a park area below his home. It appeared Wednesday night and again Thursday morning, he said.

The mysterious night-flyers were spotted Thursday near Trinidad, Colo., not far from the buried $88 million North American Air Defense Command post. Louis di Palo, a local postman, said he watched three of the objects through binoculars.

As is usual in cases of unidentified flying object sightings, the Air Force said it saw nothing on its sophisticated radar.”

Map of U.S.A. (
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Google Website Search:
Focus On the UFO Incidents That Have Occurred At the Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Selfridge AFB Radar Station Through the Years


Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Selfridge AFB Army Air Defense Command Post are located near Mount Clemens, Michigan.

It is possible to use brilliant – second to none UFO websites like to find the total (or near total) number of UFO cases that have occurred at or near a specific military base, facility or installation.
(Search term: Selfridge)

Wikipedia article: “Selfridge Air National Guard Base”:

Quote from the above Wikipedia article:
Selfridge Air National Guard Base or Selfridge ANGB (IATA: MTC, ICAO: KMTC, FAA LID: MTC) is an Air National Guard installation located in Harrison Township, Michigan, near Mount Clemens. Selfridge Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entry into World War I in April 1917.[1]

Units and organizations

The host organization is the 127th Wing (127 WG) of the Michigan Air National Guard, but a variety of Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Army Reserve, Army National Guard and active duty Coast Guard units use the facility as well.[2] In 1971, Selfridge ANGB became the largest and most complex joint Reserves Forces base in the United States, a position it held until surpassed by NAS JRB Fort Worth (former Carswell AFB) in the late 1990s.

"U.S. Army Garrison-Selfridge serves the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) supporting tank construction in the Detroit area."[3] Civil Air Patrol civilian organizations at Selfridge are the 176th Selfridge Composite Squadron and the headquarters of the Michigan Wing.

Selfridge is home to Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines and Marine Wing Support Group 47 (MWSG-47.)[4][5]”

Wikipedia article: “Selfridge AFB radar station”:

Quote from the Wikipedia article:
“The Selfridge AFB radar station is a United States military facility in Michigan. It began operations in 1949 with a Bendix AN/CPS-5 Radar test that tracked aircraft at 210 mi (340 km).[citation needed] A height finder MIT AN/CPS-4 Radar was added by March 9, 1950;[2] and the station was site L-17 of the Lashup Radar Network and site LP-17[when?] of the subsequent network during construction of the Air Defense Command permanent network. The 661st Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron was activated at Selfridge in 1951, and with a pair of General Electric AN/CPS-6 Radars,[clarification needed] the station became site LP-20 of the permanent ADC network in 1952. In 1957 the station added a height finder General Electric AN/FPS-6 Radar. The station became part of the Semi Automatic Ground Environment radar network in 1959, supplying radar tracks to SAGE data center DC-06 at Custer Air Force Station, Michigan, for directing interceptor aircraft and CIM-10 Bomarc air defense missiles.

By 1960, the AN/CPS-6 radar had been replaced by a Bendix AN/FPS-20 Radar for general surveillance, and the site had an additional General Electric AN/FPS-6A height-finder radar. A Sperry AN/FPS-35 radar installed at the station's tower in 1961 became operational in 1962, and the AN/FPS-6A height-finder was replaced with an Avco AN/FPS-26A Radar c. 1963. On 31 July 1963, Selfridge AFB was redesignated as NORAD site Z-20.

The 661st AC & WS also operated Gap Filler sites with Bendix AN/FPS-18 Radars before deactivating on July 1, 1974. The radar station was shared with the United States Army for Nike missile command-and-control.

In 1960, Army Air Defense Command Post (AADCP) D-15DC was constructed for coordinating Nike surface-to-air missile launches from numerous Michigan batteries from Algonac/Marine City (D-17) south to Carleton (D-57) & Newport (D-58). The AADCP closed when the Army deactivated the remaining D-06, D-58, & D-87 batteries in April 1974 at Utica, Newport, and Commerce/Union Lake.”

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Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan (
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Satellite photo of Mount ClemensMichigan (
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UFO Case Directory (Distant Encounters):
“Subject: July 3, 1952. Selfridge AFB,
Mich. 4:15 a.m. (BBU 1380)”


Quote from the web page:
“Form: 97 Initial Report

Cat: 1 [Distant Encounters]

Witnesses not identified (civilians?) saw 2 big lights, about 20 ft diameter, fly straight and level at tremendous speed. (Berliner)”

The e-mail was sent from Daniel Wilson to Francis L. Ridge on 
10 February 2007. presents U.S. government (Project Blue Book, U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.

Project Blue Book listed the case as “UNIDENTIFIED.”

As far as I am able to find out, does not present this PBB case on its website.

Wikipedia article: “Selfridge Air National Guard Base”:

Wikipedia article: “Selfridge AFB radar station”:

Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Selfridge AFB Army Air Defense Command Post are located near Mount Clemens, Michigan.

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Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan (
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Satellite photo of Mount Clemens, Michigan (
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UFO Documentary Film Segment:
“Video Evidence Of UFO Activity
Dismissed By Government |
UFOs: The Lost Evidence”

Published: 8 October 2019
(Discovery, Inc., New York City, New York)

Source: Discovery UK (YouTube channel)

A large part of this documentary segment reports on the 1952 UFO film of Delbert C. Newhouse, a U.S. Navy Warrant Officer and Chief Photographer.

Quote from’s web page, “The Tremonton, Utah / Newhouse Color Film – July 2, 1952 – Tremonton, Utah
(UFO case directory (IMCAT)):
Fran Ridge:
July 2, 1952; Tremonton, Utah (BBU)
11:10 a.m. Navy photographer Delbert C. Newhouse and his wife, while driving across the state, saw a group of 12-14 shiny silver objects milling around in the sky. Newhouse stopped and retrieved his 16 mm camera and filmed extensive footage of the objects. He and his wife both reported seeing some of the objects relatively close-up and they were shaped like one plate inverted atop another. When the film was returned to Newhouse following Navy and Air Force analysis, the frames showing the discs close-up had been deleted. What Newhouse and his wife saw BEFORE he was able to get the camera out and running, reportedly, were structured objects, described as ‘gunmetal-colored objects shaped like two saucers, one inverted on top of the other.’ (*) The Air Force and the Navy, considering Newhouse’s credibility, spent considerable time and money on the analyses and to classify the Utah Film as ‘Secret’.  Also noted by the analysts was the absence of any evidence to indicate birds such as fluttering. Air Force & Navy analysis: ‘Birds and balloons immediately eliminated, within a five mile radius, aircraft could have easily been determined. In excess of five miles the objects were moving faster than aircraft could achieve, except in straightline speed runs.’ And, surprisingly, an FBI letter documents the importance placed on this incident. **

Update 17 Nov. 2013
Fran Ridge:
Several years ago I had a taped telephone interview with Newhouse and he stuck to his story throughout. At the very least this was a good daylight sighting with two witnesses (one very reputable) and good motion picture footage that neither the Air Force, nor the Navy, nor others could logically explain. The tape was lost went my basement flooded. My last contact with him was a letter dated May 29, 2005. *** Newhouse passed away August 11, 2006 in Portland, Oregon.”

I also reported about this UFO case directory on 2 October 2019.

Wikipedia article: “Discovery, Inc.”:

Freeze-frame of the 2 July 1952 Tremonton, Utah, UFOs
(filmed by Delbert C. Newhouse, Warrant Officer and
Chief Photographer, U.S. Navy ( image)

Delbert C. Newhouse (left)
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