Wednesday, 26 August 2020

U.S. Government UFO Document:
DATE: October 1947/
LOCATION: Dodgeville, Wisc”

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


Quote from the document:
“SOURCE: Civilian



No description, except that a ‘saucer’ was to the NW, moving slowly to the south. All at once in a sudden burst of speed it circled from right to left in a huge circle and moved toward the south at the same time. No soud, smell, or trail. Very high rate of speed in making the circles.”

Project Blue Book listed the case as “Unknown.”

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Satellite photo of Dodgeville, Wisconsin (

UFO Case Directory (Distant Encounters):
“Saucer Puts On Sudden Burst Of Speed
Oct., 1947
Dodgeville, Wisconsin”


Brad Sparks:
Oct., 1947; Dodgeville, Wisc. (BBU 91)
11 [a.m.?]. Unnamed civilian man saw an undescribed object fly counterclockwise circles. 1-hr. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Oct., 1947; Dodgeville, Wisc. (BBU 91)
11:00 p.m. local. A civilian observed a ‘saucer’ moving slowly to the south at an altitude of about 2 miles. All at once the object in a sudden burst of speed (faster than a plane) circled from right to left in a huge circle. Observation lasted about one hour.” presents U.S. government (Project Blue Book,
U.S. Air Force) documents that pertain to the UFO case.

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UFO Report:
“The 1947 UFO Sighting Wave –
A Comprehensive Chronological
Summary of the Period”

Created: 14 December 2005
Updated: 12 November 2018

Quote from the UFO report:
“This 26 page chrono involves a number of people. First of all, I want to thank Ted Bloecher. His 1967 work, the entire updated version, is available on the NICAP site (See below). Over a thousand incidents, many of which are included in the chronology below, are listed in the charts from ‘The Report on the UFO Wave of 1947’ (Reference 1).  We also wish to thank Wendy Connors and Mike Hall for allowing us to post their great book, ‘Alfred Loedding and the Great Flying Saucer Wave of 1947’. No 1947 work would be complete without the aid of Jan Aldrich of Project 1947. I want to thank all the members of the A-Team who made this possible. To view the 1947 sightings listed by Blue Book click here. Be sure to click on and read the two great books below. Finally, I want thank Loren Gross for thoughtfully and diligently collecting data many years ago for his UFO Histories and supplemental notes, in particular here the year 1947. And a big thanks to CUFOS and Mary Castnor for housing them on the CUFOS site.

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

July 4, 1947; Seattle, Washington
5:45 p.m. Photo by Frank Ryman. U.S. Coast Guard yeoman took first known photograph of UFO, a white circular object which moved across the wind. Photo shows round dot of light. (UFOE, VII, XII, Hall II 87, SIGN/Grudge Case 3, Project Blue Book # Bloecher Case # 257)”

Wikipedia article: “Seattle”:

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