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02-05-1960
CISU Case # 016
Location: Capo Passero (SR)
CISU Classification: B ( Objects that fall or dive into water )
Evaluation: Insufficient information

*** A disc was seen falling into the sea.                                                                                

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference: “Giornale d'ltalia” of 2/9/1960

                                    “Notiziario CISAER” Jan-May 1960
                                    “ItaCat” case no. 6002; “Roma” of 2/6/1960

                                    “La Torre di Babele” inaccurate date of 1963
                                     CrashCat case no. 023.

UFOCAT PRN – 125642. Ref. ITACAT-Verga Murizo. Seen 200 Meters off shore.
                                    Note: Date shown as 02-08-1960.

Europe – Italy, Siracusa

Capo Passero - Latitude 36-41 N, Longitude 15-09 E ( D-M )
This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board On Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., August 1956.


02-11-1960 a

       A UPI report published on the eleventh of February 1960 stated that at noon, EST, an object (presumed to be a Russian missile, but later denied) was spotted by U.S. Navy planes in the Russian impact area of the Pacific. The object went down into the sea.                                      

This reference: Invisible Residents, p. 40, © 1970 by Ivan T. Sanderson

Original reference: UPI, St. Petersburg, Fla. “Times”, 12 February 1960.

UFOCAT PRN – 77302

Pacific Ocean – No location given.


02-11-1960 b

CISU Case # 017
Location: Olbia (SS)
CISU Classification: B ( Objects that fall or dive into water )
Evaluation: Insufficient information
*** A four motor airplane was seen falling into the sea, but the searches found out that no aircraft had been lost                                                                                                             

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference: “La Torre di Babele” inaccurate date of 1963

UFOCAT PRN - NONE

Europe – Italy, Sassari

Olbia - Latitude 40-55 N, Longitude 9-31 E ( D-M )
This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board On Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., August 1956.


03-09-1960

       Two truck drivers, separately, about twenty-five miles east of Port Angeles, Washington, on the ninth of March, 1960, informed police that they had watched a large flaming object "half the size of a barrel" going down in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The fiery object, thought to be a plane, was not found, and no planes were reported missing or down in or near the area.               

This reference: Invisible Residents, by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 40, © 1970 by Ivan T. Sanderson.

         Secondary references: Unexplained Mysteries of the 30th Century by Janet and Colin Bord,

                                                            pp. 168, © 1989 by Janet and Colin Bord.

Original reference: Seattle “Times”, 9 March 1960

UFOCAT PRN – 73303

North America – United States, Washington & Canada, British Columbia

Port Angeles, Washington, USA. – Latitude 48-07 N, Longitude 123-26 W ( D-M )

    Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S.

    Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington,

    D.C. 1990.

Strait of Juan de Fuca – Located between Vancouver Island, Canada and Olympic National Park

    in Washington, USA. Approximately Latitude 48-15 N, Longitude 124-00 W

    Reference: The Hammond World Atlas, 2000, p. 170/C-3

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 48.1 N, 123.43 W ( D.% )


SPRG-1960

Syracuse (New York). Spring 1960:

       An electronics engineer was fishing when he heard a shrill, whirring sound and saw a round object, with a rotating light on top, land on the shore. The sound gradually stopped, an opening became visible, and two dwarfs with oversized heads came out with a hose and pumped water from the river. Later they appeared to play like children. Their bodies glowed with lights of changing colors.                                                                                                                        

This reference: http://maxpages.com/mapit/UFO_PHENOMENA

With thanks to my counterpart in Turkey – Sefer Murat Aksoy for advising me of this case.

Original: What we Really Know About Flying Saucers, by Otto Binder, p. 106, © 1967

UFOCAT PRN – 77512. From orig. ref. – River in Onondaga county, N.Y.

North America – United States, New York

Syracuse                      Latitude 43-25 N, Longitude 76-09 W ( D-M )

Onondaga county        Latitude 43-00 N, Longitude 76-10 W

Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990

UFO Location (UFOCAT) – Latitude 43.05 N, Longitude 76.15 W ( D.% )


09-23-1960

#509. Time: 2135

Sept. 23, 1960  Labrador. A Canadian ship reported that a cylindrical object with lighted portholes

came down, hit the ocean, and sank off the north coast of Labrador.                                               

This reference: Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, p. 279, © 1969 by Jacques Vallee.

Original Ref: ( Nachrichten – Jan., 61 & FSR 61, 4 )

UFOCAT PRN – NONE

North America – Canada, Labrador

Labrador, Coast of (Area) – Latitude 54.00 N, Longitude 60.00 W

Reference: Canada Gazetteer, Prepared by the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., November 1953.


??-??-1961a

Pacific Ocean—In the pre-dawn sky, a round object like a bright "ring" in the sky, with sharply, outlined edges, and a "very clear hole" in the center quickly outdistanced two Boeing 707's jet airliners, as well as many other planes, between Wake Island and Honolulu. The report said it came from the ocean, but the description is very similar to other reports of objects being seen over, near or under the seas.                                                                                                 

This Reference: George D. Fawcett, Psychic Observer, Vol. 3, No. 11 Southern Pines, N.C., November, 1962.

Original source not given.

Possible UFOCAT PRN 108329, Dated 09-25-1961, Ref. The UFO Investigator, November 1961, p. 1

Central Pacific Ocean

Wake Island – Latitude 19.17 N, Longitude 166.36 E

     Reference: http://www.travelgis.com/default.asp?framesrc=/wq/

Honolulu - Latitude 21.18 N, Longitude 157.51 W (North of the Marshall Islands)

     Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S.

    Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic  Names, Washington,

     D.C. 1990.


??-??-1961 b

     Atlantic Ocean--The U.S. Navy admitted tracking an unidentified sonar contact in the North Atlantic for two days. A Woburn member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena said it may be a submerged flying saucer from outer space.                              

This Reference: George D. Fawcett, Psychic Observer, Vol. 3, No. 11 Southern Pines, N.C., November 1962.

Original source not given.

UFOCAT PRN – NONE, but could be any of the following though:

PRN                 Date                Reference                   Witness Name Lat.                 Long.

34023             01-29-1961   Blue Book 44              US Navy          25.72 N           48.37 W

34139             03-05-1961   Blue Book 116                                    49.63 N           20.43 W

34166             03-15-1961   Blue Book 135                                    37.58 N             9.23 W

34301             05-16-1961   Blue Book 214                                    43.77 N           37.00 W

34933             12-14-1961   Blue Book 556                                    50.52 N           17.50 W

34935             12-16-1961   Blue Book 559            US Navy          61.25 N             6.75 W

North Atlantic Ocean – No location


02-13-1961

Mystery "Sub"

Durban, S. Rhodesia. On the 13th of February 1961, what appeared to be an unidentified submarine was spotted off the Natal Coast at Tongast and Umhloti between 3 and 4 a. m. An eyewitness said that shortly after 4 a. m. the sea off Umhloti was lit by a strange light disclosing, about two miles off shore, a ship with a conning tower and people walking on its deck. Credit Dorothy Lefter, from S. Rhodesia Evening Standard (Salisbury).                                                

This reference: The A. P. R. O. Bulletin, May, 1961, p. 6

       Secondary reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 51, 1970.

UFOCAT PRN – 81366 ( No Location ). Ref. – Sanderson

Africa – Republic of South Africa

Natal – The smallest of the four provinces of the Republic of South Africa, bounded on the east by the Indian Ocean, on the south by Cape Province, on the west by Lesotho, the Orange Free State, and Transvaal; and on the north by Swaziland and Mozambique.

Reference: The New Encyclopædia Britannica, p. 526-7, ©1986.

Natal, Cape                                          Latitude 29.52 S, Longitude 31.03 E

Tongast – Unable to locate in gazetteer or online

Umhloti Beach ( Umdloti Beach )          Latitude 29.39 S, Longitude 31.07 E

Reference: South Africa gazetteer, Prepared by the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1954.


02-27-1961

       The London Daily Express February 28 reported that three ships and a plane searched the day before for a mysterious object which, said Skipper Harold Harrison of the Fleetwood trawler Boston Gannet, "corkscrewed" over his vessel emitting smoke off Loch Snizort, Skye, and crashed in the sea. He thought it might have been a plane, but nothing was found and the search was called off.                                                                                                                                     

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 7, No 3, p.22 May/June 1961

ALSO ( For additional details )

UFOs and the Scottish Seas, By W. S. Robertson

       While I do not doubt that other sky sightings have featured in THE REVIEW'S World Round-Up columns, I would like to recall some happenings at sea which have been quite sensational compared to those up aloft ! My sources have mostly been reports appearing in the Scottish newspapers, Daily Record, Sunday Mail and Sunday Post.

       On February 27, 1961, the steamer Boston Gannet was plying between Lewis and Harris in the outer Hebrides, when its officers and crew witnessed a strange object twisting and turning and falling into the sea. Several ships raced to the spot at the mouth of Loch Seaforth, but found nothing: no aeroplanes were missing from airfields, and certainly no aircraft were reported missing from flights over Scotland. The mystery remained unsolved.                                              

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 36, May/June 1965, “UFOs and the

Scottish Seas, by W.S. Robertson.

    Secondary references: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 40, published 1970

                                         Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 3 Sept./October, 1971, p. 29

                                                “UFOs Ahoy!” by Janet Gregory.

Original: The London Daily Express February 28, 1961

UFOCAT PRN – 34103 (Luis Schoenherr, computerized catalog [N=3173] #1412)

       Note: Position error in this reference. The location was probably taken from what was

                the ships name “Boston Gannet” as the coordinates 42.36N, 71.06W ( D.% ) are

                very close to those given for the city of Boston, Mass. of 42-22 N, 71-04 W ( D-M )

                – CF
ALSO

UFOCAT PRN –74067 ( FSR Vol. 17, No. 3 – Janet Gregory) – No Location

Europe – United Kingdom

Loch Snizort     Latitude 57-34 N, Longitude 6.24-W. ( D-M )

Loch Seaforth  Latitude 57-54 N, Longitude 6.40-W.

Isle of Skye      Latitude 57-18 N, Longitude 6.15-W.

Lewis                                  Latitude 58-20 N, Longitude 6.35-W.

Harris               Latitude 57-55 N, Longitude 6.50-W.

Reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, Prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950

Note:  The Isle of Skye is located in the Inner Hebrides. In FSR Vol. 17 the location is given as between Lewis & Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Given these locations the ship was in the stretch of water called “Little Minch” between the two island groups, roughly Latitude 57-52 N, Longitude 6-25 W.


04-12-1961

CISU Case # 018
Location: Pescara
CISU Classification: B ( Objects that fall or dive into water )
Evaluation: Possible Meteorite
*** A red object disappeared after having touched the sea.                                                 

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference: Inquiry of E. Morricone of 7/18/1979
                                    AAW “UFO in Italy”; vol. 3 Upiar, p. 67.

UFOCAT PRN - NONE

Europe – Italy, Pescara

Pescara - Latitude 42-28 N, Longitude 14-13 E ( D-M )
This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board On Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., August 1956.


04-29-1961
"Head" Floats—Flies
       On April 29, 1961 at about 4:00 P.M., John P. Gallagher, a Newport, R.I. contractor was working at a home adjacent to Bailey's Beach. He observed something that, at first impression, seemed to be the head of a very red-faced man out for an early season swim.

       Closer scrutiny, however revealed it to be a spherical object, red in color, bobbing lazily on the waves. John went up to the second floor for a better look at the object which was now about 200 yards from shore and drifting slowly out to sea. Just as he was about to lose interest the object suddenly rose from the water to height of about 60 feet and moved out to sea at a speed which John estimated to be about 100 M.P.H. He also expressed the opinion that the object was definitely controlled for it seemed to rise abruptly to a chosen altitude and move out at high speed in an unwavering straight line.         
       (The editor notes a remarkable similarity between the object here described and one which was reportedly wrestled with in Ireland).                                                                               
This reference: The A. P. R. O. Bulletin, July, 1961, p. 4
     Secondary reference: UFOs Over The Americas, by Jim & Coral Lorenzen, p. 51, Pub. 1968

UFOCAT PRN – 89743

North America – United States, Rhode Island
Bailey’s Beach is located in Newport, R.I. at the southeast part of town. Newport is about 5.5
miles long from north to south.
       Reference: AAA Road Atlas, 1991, p. 23, G-13 and G-I/16-18
Newport – Latitude 41-29 N, Longitude 71-19 W ( D-M )

Reference:      
http://www.astro.com/cgi-bin/atlw3/aq.cgi?country_list=;expr=Newport;lang=e&first_hit=41

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 41.49 N, Longitude 71.31 W ( D.% )


06-03-1961
( extract )
The Italian Scene-Part 4, by Gordon W. Creighton
       The literature of our subject is full of references to UFOs that are seen to enter the sea or to emerge from it. An Italian paper recently published it photograph of a huge disc above the sea off the coast of Brazil. The Brazilian doctor who had taken the picture said that a moment later the disc slipped silently into the sea. Similarly, passengers on a ship crossing the North Sea two or three years ago saw a large "submarine" type of craft plunge into the water. Here, then, is the third report, which was sent to the Turin Study Centre by a Signor Giacomo Barra, of 9 Via Fratelli Canepa, Savona:        

     "I went out in a motorboat with Giuseppe Pordoi, businessman, Filippo Marin, office employee, and Silvano Guardinfante, owner of the boat. When quite a good distance out to sea, we shut off the engine and sat there chatting and enjoying the morning breeze. It was
6:35 a.m. on June 3. 1961.
     "Suddenly the rocking motion of the waves increased, and tile boat began to roll badly. We looked around, thinking it must be due to the proximity of one of the many tankers that put into our port. But nothing of the sort. At a distance of a kilometre from us, the surface of the sea was bulging like an enormous ball, with long billows going out from it on all sides. Dumbfounded, we were still wondering what it was when, suddenly, a strange contraption rose up from the bulge of water. Perhaps it was one of the celebrated ' flying saucers,' for the lower part of it looked like a plate upside down, and the upper part ended in a cone. While it was emerging from the sea, the water was thrust away all round it, as by a cushion of air. After it had emerged completely from the sea, it stopped still for a few seconds, at a height of 10 metres or so, and then rocked slightly a few times. Then a halo formed round the base of it, and the thing shot away very fast across the sea and vanished towards the north-west."                                                                          
This reference, Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 11-12, July/August 1963
       Secondary reference: Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, p. 281, published 1969.
                                          Official UFO Magazine, May 1977, Vol. 2, No. 3 “Mysteries of the
                                          Deep” by Lucius Farish and Dale Titler, pp. 41 & 52. 1977
Original Ref: Settimana Incom. Jan. 6, 1963          

UFOCAT PRN 34356 
Ref. “the Reference For Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports” by Thomas Olson, 1966. Also FSR July 1963, p.11

CISU USOCAT #
019
 Location: Savona
CISU Classification: C ( Objects that come out of the water )
Evaluation: Insufficient information

*** A bubble of water was seen and from that an object of conic shape was seen coming out and after stopping in the air, went away.                                                                                          
       Original references: “Settimana Incom” of 1/6/1963
                                         R. Pinotti "UFO: Mission man” ed. p. 5

                                         Armenia, pp. 137-138
                                       “ItaCat” case no. 6101
                                         R. Pinotti “UFO Scacchiere Italia” ed. Oscar Mondadori, page 102
                                         AAVV “UFO in Italy”, vol. 3, ed. Upiar, page 72

Europe - Italy
Savona            Latitude 44-17 N, Longitude 8-30 E ( D-M )
Ligurian Sea     Latitude-43.30 N, Longitude 9-00 E
Reference: Italy and Associated Areas Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography,       
Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., August 1956

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 44.30 N, Longitude 8.47 E ( D.% )


07-06-1961
UFOs AHOY! by Janet Gregory
A similar case was reported from the Essex coast on July 6 in the same year. The crew of a pilot cutter radioed that they had seen an object drop into the sea eight miles away (in the North Sea twenty miles off Walton-on-the-Naze). Lifeboats were launched and other ships went to investigate, but once again nothing was found and no planes were reported missing.         
This Reference: Flying Saucer Review Vol. 17, No. 5 September/October 1971 p. 29

UFOCAT PRN 74068

Europe – United Kingdom
Walton-on-the-Naze    Latitude 51-51 N, Longitude 1-17 E ( D-M )
Essex (County)            Latitude 51-45 N, Longitude 0-30 E
Approximate position   Latitude 51-51 N, Longitude 1-30 E
Reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, Prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950

UFO location ( UFOCAT ) Latitude 51.81 N, Longitude 1.27 E ( D.% )


09-18-1961
       The 18th of September, 1961: Fourth Officer G. Gendall of the vessel Queensland Star, in the Indian Ocean, reported sighting a UFO through a cloud formation. White in color, it vanished into the clouds and then reappeared, dropping toward the sea. The object apparently entered the sea, as the water in the surrounding area grew intensely bright where the object had fallen. Particles of white matter continued to fall to the sea after the object had disappeared, and the sky and the water in the immediate vicinity were illuminated for several minutes.                                                                                                                                  
This reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 41 Pub. 1970. ©
Original reference: Unknown. Dated but otherwise unidentified news clipping.

UFOCAT PRN – 73307

Indian Ocean

Bounded by Africa in the west, India to the north, and Indonesia on the east.
Approximate Latitude 10.00 S, Longitude 80.00 E


09-24-1961
(extract)
      
Almost 80 miles to the east is the fishing harbor and resort of Leba, located on the open sea with several coastal lakes nearby. On a Sunday, September 24, 1961, Czaslaw Kawecki, a 28 year old textile tech­nician, was enjoying the last evening hours of his summer vacation. In the. morning, he would take the train home to Lodz. Kawecki wanted to have a final, leisurely look at the sea, so he decided on a night stroll back to his hotel. He removed his shoes and socks and, holding them with one hand, walked slowly through the sand dunes that separated the sea from Lake Lebsko. Occasionally he lingered on the shore to gaze at the shimmering waters lighted by a full moon. He glanced at his watch, saw that it was 11:35, and turned to walk toward Leba. Then, suddenly, he was almost startled out of his wits. Later, he told Szachnowski:
       "A sudden noise of rushing waters made me turn toward the sea again. And right in front of me, about 1000 feet from the shore, the surface was rising in one spot. It looked like a round hill--pushed up from beneath· Then, splashes of water gushed from the top and, like fountain jets, fell around the 'hole' in the waves. From this opening in the water emerged an object which at first I thought to be an elongated triangle .... "
      Kawecki admitted mixed feelings of excitement and uneasiness at this point, but he resolved to hold his ground and watch further developments.
       "The object rose a few yards," Kawecki continued, "and hovered above this same spot, But there was now a whirlpool of water rushing inward with a loud sucking and gurgling noise. The object itself was black and silent.
       "Suddenly there appeared a belt of steady white light (1) [see Figure 1] segmented by a number of convex dark streaks. This light made glowing reflections (2) on the lower rim of the object. It also lighted considerably the upper rim (3) and all the rest. Now it became apparent that 'the thing' had the shape of a huge inverted funnel with two rims, separated by a belt of segmented light. About halfway up the upper part was a thin strip (4) of something whiter



than the rest, on a rather dark body. The slits end of this 'funnel' had a rounded top, from which protruded a stump (5) thinning upward, and bent in the middle on one side.
"The stillness of the object lasted about a minute, then there appeared the glow of a second light under the object. (6) It was also a white one, but much stronger and sharper than that emitted by the segmented belt. Almost immediately the 'funnel' tilted slowly northwards--revealing the bottom. After remaining, in this position for about half a minute without changing, it glided about 50 yards eastward, stopped, but soon glided back and stopped again. All this time the bottom of the object was visible to me."
      
Kawecki took sharp notice of the unusual underside of the hovering body. He described its perimeter as dark and circular, like the wide rim of a funnel (7). [Figure 2] Toward the center of the underside was a wide ring of strong white light with many hook-shaped streaks upon it (8). Next was a dark ring with three evenly spaced triangular spikes (9). They extended over more than half the width of the lighted, streaked ring. Finally, in the very center was a disc that appeared to be made of highly polished silver or crystal (10). It reflected the light brilliantly.
       Kawecki felt certain there was some rotation involved with the underside. He could not be sure whether the spikes were moving or the dark streaks turned under them, but one or the other rotated.
       "Next, the light became bluish and more intense. Then the object moved toward the North and upward at about a 45 degree angle, at a speed not any faster than a jet airplane. It became a diminishing spot of light until it finally disappeared. There was no sound at all, and my entire observation lasted not more than four or five minutes.
       "I estimated the width of the object at about 16 feet and its length, without the antenna, at about 20 feet.
       "When the object disappeared, I realized that a young couple was standing a few paces from me, gasping in amazement. They, too, were returning to their hotel. As I talked with them, two men in their 50s came up to us from opposite directions. They were local people--probably fishermen--and rather shaken by the sighting. They went to inform the coast guard."         
This reference: Official UFO Magazine, May 1977, Vol. 2, No. 3 “Mysteries of the Deep” by Lucius Farish and Dale Titler, pp. 41 & 52. © 1977 by Countrywide Publications Inc.

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Possible original: Pamphlet published by Mr. and Mrs. H. Hinfelaar ( Date unknown), as stated in “Harmonic” by Captain Bruce Cathie, p. 153.

Other sources: Piece for a Jig-Saw, by Leonard G Cramp, pp. 129-130, © 1966 [no sketches].

                        Harmonic, by Captain Bruce Cathie, pp. 153-155, © 1968

UFOCAT PRN – 87689 Ref. “Piece For A Jig Saw” by Cramp. (Note: Dated as 09-??-1961)

Europe – Poland ( Baltic Sea )
Łeba                                        Latitude 54-45 N, Longitude 17-33 E ( D-M )
Łodz                                         Latitude 51-45 N, Longitude 19-28 E
Lake Łebsko (Jezioro Łeba)     Latitude 54-43 N, Longitude 17-25 E
Reference: Gazetteer of Poland, Vol. 1 (A-L), Published by the Defense Mapping Agency, Washington, D.C., August 1988.

UFO Location (UFOCAT)           Latitude 54.75 N, Longitude 17.5
3 E ( D.% )


10-14-1961
Flying Log?
       Mrs. Erwin Riley, a summer resident at Two Harbors, Minnesota, reported that at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 1961 she saw an object about the size of an ore-carrier (a large ship) skid into the water of Lake Superior about a mile from shore where it bobbed on the surface. She summoned a neighbor, Jack Ray. Ray, using binoculars, could see an object but couldn't make out what it was.
       The Lake County Sheriff was called but it was beginning to get dark and he could barely make out an object between swells. Thinking that it might be something dropped by an aircraft participating in AF exercises Saturday, Sheriff Falk called the Air Force and Coast Guard.
      
Shortly after he left the area, according to Mrs. Riley, the object rose into the air and traveled in a southeasterly direction "at about the speed of a car traveling on the highway." Coast Guard and air search Sunday morning found only a four-foot floating log.
      
E. R. Grummett, who forwarded this report, says that floating logs are fairly common in this area where they occasionally break away from log booms being floated to the paper mills at Ashland, Wisconsin. He informs us further that there are no ore boats under 600 feet in length operating on the Lakes anymore and offers the opinion that no floating log could be mistaken for an object the size of an ore boat a mile off shore.
      
A clipping from-the Duluth, Minnesota News-Tribune for 19 October quotes a letter from Mrs. John P. Vanicky of Hurley, Wisconsin in which she tells of sighting the same or a similar object, except that her sighting took place on the 15th, or Sunday. She said she was driving home from Marquette with. her sister Mrs. Norine Gribble when they first sighted the object in the air. They thought it was a jet plane at first and kept watching it. It was traveling too slow for a jet, however, and looked like a huge cigar with no lights. It was a "sort of brownish color," they said. Fire seemed to be streaming from the rear end of it which faded into a white streak. The time was between 5 and 5:30 p.m. at dusk, and it was traveling in a southeasterly direction. They stopped the car and watched it for about 20 minutes until it finally disappeared from sight. The white streak it left was visible for a much longer time. Mrs. Vanicky said that the explanation of a four-foot-long log did not satisfy her.
       In this instance we may have two similar sightings on two different days or the same or two objects on one day--take your choice. However, inasmuch as the object seen by Mrs. Riley was observed as it landed in the lake, we have this comment: We can accept the log explanation if someone can explain what the deuce the log was doing in the air in the first place. Mrs. Riley indicates that the object "or log" was not in free fall, but rather was "landing" or controlled. It later took off---smarter than the average log, we'll wager.                                                              
This Reference: The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, November 1961, p. 3
       Secondary Reference: Invisible residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 226, © 1970

UFOCAT PRN 76779

North America – United States, Minnesota
Two Harbors                Latitude 47-01 N, Longitude 91-40 W ( D-M )
Note: The second sighting is inland and not water related, therefore Lat. & Long. left out.
 Reference:
The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S.
Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington,
D.C. 1990.

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 47.02 N, Longitude 91.40 W ( D.% )


03-11-1962
UFOs and the Scottish Seas, by W. S. Robertson
In 1962, the first report came on March 11, when an object was seen falling into the sea west of the main Shetland Islands. The Aith lifeboat was called out, but found no trace of wreckage. Then on March 24, ships were told to avoid an unidentified object in the sea between Orkney and Shetland! I wonder whether or not these objects were in the famous "Revolving Wheel" category.                                                                                                                                            
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, May/June 1965, p. 36
       Secondary reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, September/October 1971,
                                                p. 29, “UFOs Ahoy!”, by Janet Gregory.

UFOCAT PRN – 74069. Ref. FSR Vol. 17, No. 5. No Location.

Europe - United Kingdom
Shetland (Zetland) Islands      Latitude 60-30 N, Longitude 1-00 W ( D-M )
Orkney Islands                        Latitude 59-00 N, Longitude 3-00 W
Reference: United Kingdom, Gazetteer, Prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950


05-30-1962
Luminescence, Gulf of Siam
      
Second Officer C. J. Boyes and Midshipman M. Hibbert of the British S.S. Telemachus, Capt. J. K. Edmonds, Master, reported the following:
       At 1906 G.M.T. May 30, 1962, in lat. 7°2' N., long. 103°8' E., course 166° speed 16.5 knots, dim rays of light were observed. These rays appeared to be traveling across or under the water and came from a 210° direction and extended in a 120°-300° direction. They passed the ship at a rate of 3 per second. At 1910 G.M.T. these rays changed from parallel lines to curved lines which rotated around a center, which apparently was on the horizon, in a clockwise direction. The center was bearing 210°. At 1913 G.M.T., the rays became confused and at 1916 G.M.T. another group of rays, this time on the port bow, appeared. These rays were curved but rotated in a counter-clockwise direction about a center which appeared to be bearing 120°. At 1921 G.M.T. the lines became less well defined and slower in movement and passed the ship at a rate of 2 per second. At 1926 G.M.T. the rays disappeared altogether. The depth finder was turned on but showed the charted depth with no variations.
Wind N by W force 1, no swell, rippled sea, barometer 29.76 inches, temperatures: dry 84°F., wet 79°., sea 87° F.                                                                                                                           
This reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 99, © 1970
Original reference: Notice to Mariners, U.S.H.O., No. 38 (N.S.), 22 September 1962.

UFOCAT PRN 81390

UFO Location (UFOCAT)           Latitude 7.37 N, Longitude 103.3 E ( D.% )
Text Location                           Latitude 7-22 N, Longitude 103-18 E ( D-M )

Gulf of Siam ( is now the Gulf of Thailand ), off the coast of Vietnam would be approximately – Latitude 8.75 N, Longitude 104.7 E ( D.% )


07-19-1962
       An interesting clipping from Asheboro, N.C., dated July 19th, tells us of two women living in a rural district who heard a mysterious object making a whizzing sound through the tree tops, whereupon it apparently settled down in a nearby creek. The women heard the sound of bubbles as the thing, whatever it was, settled to the bottom of the creek. As far as anyone knows, it is still there ....                                                                                                                                 
This reference: Saucer News, September 1962, p. 24
       Secondary reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 226, 1970
Clipping from Asheboro, N.C., dated July 19th

UFOCAT PRN – NONE

North America – United States, North Carolina
Asheboro - Latitude 35.42 N, Longitude 79.49 W ( D-M )
References: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C., 1990


07-28-1962
Submarine Saucers
       From time to time through the years before saucers became newsworthy in 1947, various naval vessels reported the presence of huge "wheels of light" in the sea. Some of these have been documented by FATE magazine. Since 1947, several mystery submarines have been spotted which have not been successfully tracked or identified.        
       On October 25, 1962, the Los Angeles Times writer, Marvin Miles (Aerospace Editor) wrote a feature on "Soviet Subs." According to the article, on July 28 the skipper of a chartered fishing boat spotted lights in the darkness just before dawn about six miles southeast of Avalon, (on Catalina). He noted the lights were low in the water and apparently stationary as he swung his 46-foot craft through a change of course toward the tip of San Clemente. The lights were almost dead ahead by then and he trained his binoculars for a good look.         
       The fisherman was startled to see a squat, lighted structure in which several men were working, although the enclosure seemed empty of any objects. The skipper and another member of the crew viewed the strange sight. They described it thusly:       
       "It appeared to be the stern of a submarine. We could see five men, two in all-white garb, two in dark trousers and white shirts and one in a sky-blue jump suit. We passed abeam at about a quarter-mile and I was certain it was a submarine low in the water, steel gray, no markings, decks almost awash, with only its tail and odd aft structure showing."     
       The strange aspects of this encounter which qualified it for printing in this Bulletin were these: "Then it started toward us and I turned hard to keep clear," the skipper reported. "It swept past us at surprising speed and headed toward the open sea, still on the surface. There was no noise that I could discern, no trailing white wake, just a good-sized swell." 
       The skipper thought for a while it was just an American sub on the surface for a small repair, but the odd superstructure puzzled him, so he reported to Naval Intelligence. The Navy reacted fast, taking detailed statements, having the skipper study alien submarine silhouettes and carefully checked his log for course changes, times and distances involved.       
       The Los Angeles Times, after hearing about the incident, checked with the Navy, got a cryptic answer: "There's nothing to it." Washington, D. C. public information reacted the same.           
       Mr. Miles' feature went on to say that no identification was made, and described various types of known submarines. One bit of data was completely missing: What kind of U.S. or other submarine, could travel at high surface speed, leaving no wake, with a huge, mysterious swell. We have an idea.                                                                                                                               
This reference: The APRO Bulletin, May 1963, p. 2
 Secondary reference: UFOs Over The Americas, by J. & C Lorenzen, pp. 51-53, 1968
                                   
Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by J & C Bord, p169, 1989
Original: Los Angeles Times, October 25, 1962.

UFOCAT PRN – 65237 ( Reference – News Clip )


North America – United States, California
Avalon, Santa Catalina Island  Latitude 33-21 N, Longitude 118-20 W ( D-M )
San Clemente                          Latitude 33-26 N, Longitude 117-37 W
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. 1990.

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 33.35 N, Longitude 118.33 W ( D.% )


08-??-1962
      
Creighton gives an interesting example. "In an interview with journalists which appeared in various papers in August 1962, Sefior Vicente A. Bordoli, a truck driver living at Mar del Plata, stated that when driving southward along National Highway No. 3, which skirts the South Atlantic coast of the Argentine, he and his son Hugo Bordoli had frequently seen strange luminous craft both entering and leaving the sea. In his view these craft, veritable flotillas of them, are controlled by signals emanating from underwater bases, perhaps from large submarine mother-craft. Sefior Bordoli concluded his statement by saying: 'It is absolutely certain that in the depths of the Gulf of San Matias there is a flying saucer base.... '"                                                           

This Reference: Mysterious Visitors: The UFO Story by Brinsley Le Poer Trench, p. 25, published  ????
Original reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 11, No.s 6-9 “Argentina 1963-64” in four parts, also Vol. 15, No. 2, March April 1969 “Further reports of UFO bases”

UFOCAT PRN – 35817. Ref. Luis Schoenherr computerized catalog # 1535. Ref FSR

South America - Argentina
Mar del Plata                Latitude 38-00 S, Longitude 57-33 W ( D-M )
Gulf of San Matías        Latitude 41-30 S, Longitude 64-15 W
Reference: Argentina Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., February 1968.


08-01-1962
Sindbad the Sailor, Report No. 3
( Extract )
The account is taken from Lumièrese dans la Nuit (Contact Lecteurs), Series 3, No. 5 of January 1971
A lady correspondent of Lumières Dans La Nuit recently found out about these happenings when she had the opportunity to spend some time at the Mediterranean French fishing-port of Le Brusc, in the Dept. of Var (south-eastern France, between Marseilles and Nice). She was able to interview some of the men involved, having won their confidence, but only on condition that their names be not revealed

       "There were three of us, out in two boats. I was alone in my boat and my two companions were in theirs. It was eight years ago, on the night of August 1, 1962, and between 11.00 and 11.30 p.m. It was a very fine night, with a starry sky, a slight wind, and the sea quite calm. Suddenly, at about 300 metres from me, I saw a large metallic body, elongated in shape, and with a sort of chimney or turret in the middle. It seemed to be moving along slowly on the surface of the sea. Then finally it stopped. I said to my companions in the other boat: 'A submarine has surfaced over there quite close to us. It doesn't seem to worry them!'
       "One of the others replied: 'It must be a foreign sub. It's a model that I don't know.' Then there was some disturbance and waves around the submarine, and I was able to make out some frogmen coming out of the sea and climbing up onto the craft. We shouted to them. But at first they didn't even turn round to look at us. My two companions, who had also seen them, and had heard me hailing them, also called to them with their loud-speaker: 'Hi there, Mates! Snooty today, eh ? Are you from here ? Foreigners, eh maybe ? But anyway, give us an answer!'
       "The result was nil. There was no reply from their side. I had a good view of them. I counted about a dozen of them getting up onto the submarine. Then three or four of them did look round, and hesitated for a few instants, before vanishing into the ship.
       "Finally, before rejoining the rest, the last man turned towards us and raised his right arm above his head and waved it for a few instants in greeting, to say he had seen us, and then he disappeared into the craft like the rest.
       "Then we saw the machine rise right up out of the water and hang there just above the waves. Then we saw lights go on, red and green, and a beam of white light shot out and reached as far as our boats. This beam was from a searchlight, and gave off no heat or anything unpleasant.
       "Then the beam of light went out. Then the craft was lit up with an orange-sort of glow, and the red and green lights went out. The machine started to rotate very slowly, from left to right, and rose to about 20 metres above the sea.
       "It’s appearance was, as we now saw, like an oval or almost round dish, and of the dimensions of a medium-sized submarine. It hung there stationary for a few minutes. Then it began to rotate faster, its light grew brighter, and suddenly it shot off horizontally at high speed over the sea, amid a vast silence. Its light now took on the colour of red flame and it flattened out and came back right round over us in a beautiful curve while climbing all the while and increasing speed, and then it vanished as a tiny red dot among the stars. Within just a few moments while we watched it, it had become totally invisible to sight.
       "We remained there quite a while, flabbergasted, straining our eyes at the spot in the sky where that fantastic machine had disappeared.
       "Apart from the noise of the waves, we had heard no sound from it, and you can well imagine that we asked ourselves what it could possibly have been. It was not a submarine, nor a helicopter nor a seaplane, we would have certainly seen if it was any one of those.
       "Very much aware and sensitive as we were about ridicule and mockery we have never talked to anybody about that fantastic and mysterious encounter out at sea and we have kept silent about it right up until now, with the intention of telling you, and only you, about it."  
This reference: Flying Saucer Review Case Histories Supplement # 14, April 1973, pp. 13-15.
       Secondary reference: Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet and Colin Bord,
                                                     p. 166, 1989
Original reference: Lumieres dans la Nuit, January 1971.

UFOCAT PRN – 68311 ( No Location )

Europe – France ( Mediterranean Sea )
Marseilles         Latitude 47-04 N, Longitude 3-00 E ( D-M )
Le Brusc           Latitude 43-04 N, Longitude 5-48 E
Nice                  Latitude 43-42 N, Longitude 7-15 E
Reference: France Gazetteer, Published in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., September 1964


09-15-1962
DISC LANDING REPORTED IN NEW JERSEY --IN U.S. & ABROAD SIGHTINGS CONTINUE
(Extract)
       A series of New Jersey police sightings after a reported disc landing in a reservoir -- important because police and several newspapers openly rejected an attempted "hoax" explanation.
       The action began on September 15. At 5 p.m., two shiny discs were seen over Oradell, N.J. At 6 p.m., two shiny round UFOs were sighted by former Navy flying officer J. J. McVickers, just across the state line. At 7:50, NICAP member Victor Cipolla saw a glowing object descend toward Oradell, and other witnesses saw it dart back and forth near the reservoir. At 7:55, three teen-aged boys saw a bright oval-shaped ob­ject land in the reservoir, with a loud splash. A man working nearby also heard the splash, according to police. After a moment the strange device took off, climbed silently at high speed.


 


       As McGuire AFB began an investigation, new reports came in. On September 21, four Hawthorne police officers watched a device with two beams like headlights hover over a quarry. Officer George Jediny, in a report to NICAP, said the UFO -- which he sketched as a disc -- seemed to revolve. The quarry night watchman, Wm. Stocks, said the UFO had also appeared the night before. When he drove a Jeep nearer to check up, the object maneuvered to keep out of the headlights. (Similar reaction often reported. )
       Just after midnight, September 24, the same or a similar device was seen over the quarry by over a dozen Hawthorne police officers and the chief reporter of the N. J. State Press, George Della Penta. When a police-car spotlight was pointed up at the UFO, it began to move. Before it left, Mr. Della Penta shot 18 feet of color film. (Analysis not completed. )
       Later, Oradell police received a letter signed "The Bergenfield Pranksters," purporting to be from some boys who said they faked the sightings with aluminum-coated model aircraft supported by helium balloons. This was promptly rejected by the police and newspapers that checked the facts, among them:
       The Newark Evening News, Science Writer Philip Del Vecchio. "It would have been impossible for them (the Bergen County boys) to put their model planes so high that they could be seen in Hawthorne... No object such as they could have put together could have moved at the lightning speeds attributed to the UFO. The light.., could not have been produced by amateurs. This newspaper makes an appeal to other residents ...with the assurance that reports will be treated with dignity.
       The Hawthorne Observer, rebuking those who accepted an unsigned letter from a town miles away, said it was time to treat the reports seriously.
The Riverdale Sunday Trend: "Suppose the real hoax is the letter purporting to explain the whole thing?"
       The Hawthorne News Record: "To imply so flippantly that our police officers spent almost half an hour looking at a balloon and then watched it speed away at an incredible rate -- all in quite an opposite direction from Oradell--is insulting."
       The Newark Sunday News: "Flying saucers are still a big mystery...are seen with great regularity by sane and logical inhabitants of the planet Earth. What they are and where they come from and what their mission is has not yet been satisfactorily explained."
       Regardless of the final outcome, these New Jersey sightings have shown that an increasing number of newspapers no longer accept quick brush-off answers to sightings by competent witnesses.                                                                                                                        
This reference: UFO Investigator ( NICAP ), Vol. 11, No. 6, October/November 1962, pp. 3-4.
   Secondary reference:.The APRO Bulletin, May 1963, pp. 1 & 3.
                                      UFO Investigator, a NICAP publication, Vol. 4, No. 5 p. 5, (March

                                                1968) with Thanks to the Donald E. Keyhoe Archives.
                                      Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, p. 287-278, 1969   

UFOCAT PRN 35885 – Reference NICAP Investigator, November 1962, p. 3
UFOCAT PRN 89693 – Reference APRO Bulletin, May 1963, p. 3 (Letter)
UFOCAT PRN 89692 – Reference APRO Bulletin, May 1963, p. 1 (Letter)

North America – United States, New Jersey
Oradell                         Latitude 40-78 N, Longitude 74-02 W ( D-M )
Hawthorne                   Latitude 40-57 N, Longitude 74-09 W
Harrington Park           Latitude 40-59 N, Longitude 73-59 W ( APRO Bulletin May ’63 )
Westwood                   Latitude 40-59 N, Longitude 74-02 W ( APRO Bulletin May ’63 )
San Braen quarry         Unable ( from APRO Bulletin May ’63 )
The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. 1990.

UFO Location (UFOCAT).. - Latitude 40.96 N, Longitude 74.03 W ( D.% )


12-14-1962

CISU Case # 020
Location: Intra (NO)
CISU Classification: C ( Objects that come out of the water )
Evaluation: Insufficient information

*** Two Objects surfaced out from a lake and after being still in the sky for 4 minutes disappeared.                                                                                                                          

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference: “The Paper of Misteries” no. 22 page 17

                                    “Cielo e Terra”, year 3, no. 36, April 1972.

UFOCAT PRN - NONE

Europe – Italy, Novara

Intra - Latitude 45-56 N, Longitude 8-34 E ( D-M )
This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board On Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., August 1956.


??-??-1963
       Sometime in 1963 the U.S. Navy conducted some exercises to train personnel in the detection and tracking of underwater craft. The maneuvers were conducted off Puerto Rico in the Atlantic some five hundred miles southeast of the continental United States. All reports seem to agree that there were five "small" naval vessels concerned, but in more than one account the aircraft carrier Wasp is stated to have been the command ship. There appear also to have been a number of submarines engaged in these exercises, and all vessels were intimately linked by advanced electronic communications systems. There were also aircraft, at least one of which trailed a detection device a little below the surface of the ocean from a line, while flying at very low altitude. The submarines are said to have been "fixed" for what is somewhat mysteriously called "silent running," a performance that cries out for further exposition.
       There then occurred a rather special and particular uproar which, at least as far as I have been able to ascertain, was initiated as follows. A sonar operator on one of the small vessels, otherwise listed as a destroyer, reported to his bridge that one of the submarines had broken formation and gone off in what appeared to be pursuit of some unknown object. This operator did not, of course, know if this was a "plant," since the maneuvers they were engaged in were exercises designed to train personnel in detection of enemy craft, and in such exercises decoys must of course always be employed. However, this operator's report was not at all within the limits of any such simulation. Trouble was that said unidentified subaqueous object was traveling at "over 150 knots"!
       The deck officer on watch immediately reported to the skipper, said to have been a lieutenant commander, and this officer was not amused. Nonetheless, after calling his communications boys on the intercom, he got in touch with the command vessel, the Wasp, but was further frustrated to find that their radio intake was virtually jammed with similar reports coming in from all the other ships and from the sonde-trailing aircraft. Then comes a curious note from more than one of the reports that I have. This is to the effect that no less than thirteen craft (including submersibles and aircraft, one must suppose) noted in their official logs that their underwater tracking devices had latched onto said high-speed submersible. All of which is said to have immediately been reported to C.O.M.L.A.N.T. in Norfolk, Va. At this point, all the reports become somewhat vague and obscure. Various numbers of people, in various numbers of ships, are alleged to have observed or heard the sonar blips caught by their own operators, and all to have concurred in the fact that this object was being driven by a single propeller at more than 150 knots.
      
The world record for a propeller-driven surface craft is 200.42 mph, but this was with a Rolls-Royce-engined hydroplane. The record for a diesel-engined surface craft is 60.21 mph. The all-time high was achieved by Sir Malcolm Campbell in his turbojet-engined Bluebird K.7, at 328 mph. The fastest speeds for submerged submarines have been achieved by the Skip-jack class of tear-drop-shaped nuclear vessels of the United States Navy. The semiofficial record is 45 knots (51.8 mph). Thus, the object recorded above beat anything that we can do at the present stage of our technological development, by nearly four times in speed.
       But that was not the whole story. It is said that the technicians kept track of this thing/or four days, and that it maneuvered round about, and down to depths of 27,000 feet. The record dive for a standard submarine is 6,250 feet, achieved by the U.S. Aluminaut on the 12th of November, 1967, twenty miles off the west coast of Grand Abaco Island in the Bahamas. The record for mere submersion is, however, the descent to 35,800 feet made by the little Trieste in the Pacific in 1960.  However, this craft could hardly move along at all, while the Skip-jacks cannot go down to more than a sixth of that depth. In other words, this thing was literally out of our world. What was it? Perhaps a more pertinent question is, Are these reports true? As I have said, I have been unable to obtain any confirmation of them. The authors who originally wrote of them are known and are respectable writers of factual matters, and they have specialized in underwater investigations, and apparently with much help and advice from naval authorities. This is thus, at least as far as I am able to state as of the time of writing, a dead end. We are then presented with the corollary question as to how possible and/or probable any such things as the item described above might be. Here we enter a really extraordinary world that, except in a very few abstruse quarters, has not up till now been brought to the attention of the general public. First, it transpires that this is by no means a unique case. Not only do the authors identified above constantly state that there have been numerous other reports of a similar nature by and to our Navy since that date, but that still others have been reported by several other navies. Second, there have been equally surprising reports made by both naval and commercial ship's officers, mostly giving names and dates, and going back more than a hundred years. Moreover, of those incidents which have occurred since this classic, several are outstanding and are very properly documented.                                                                                                             

This Reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, pp. 20-23, published 1970
Original Reference: “Hydrospace”, New York:EP Dutton, 1964;
      
Secondary reference: Ed Hyde, “UFOs-at 450 fathoms!”, Mans Illustrated, March 1966

UFOCAT PRN – 73270. Location – none

Atlantic Ocean

Location as given in the text “some five hundred miles southeast of the continental United States” (Florida) would place the ships more in the area of Cuba and Haiti, than Puerto Rico.


02-??-1963
      
In late February I963, 3-50 miles off tile north coast of Norway in the direction of Spitsbergen, a very strange radar/sonar event occurred. Ships from the British Royal Navy North Atlantic Fleet were engaged in exercises, and on this particular morning, the witness was in charge of the radar-sonar room on a frigate. A blip denoting a solid object appeared on the radarscope, and the indications were of an object 100-120 feet across at a height of 35,000 feet. It appeared suddenly, an impossibility for a conventional aircraft, but the witness said conditions were not favourable for the anomalous propagation of false targets. It was learned that the same target was also on the scope of the nearest ship, but outside the witness could not locate the object through binoculars, nor could he make contact with it by radio. Jets were sent up to intercept the object, and when they were 10-15 miles from it, the men in the radar-sonar room saw its radar blip make a steep angular descent at great speed, crossing all three radar screens and going below the radar horizon of 750-1000 feet, all in 2-3 seconds. Following loss of radar contact, an underwater target was picked up on sonar, indicating an object moving fast at about 10 miles distance, and in the same direction as the radar target had been moving. The object dropped into deeper water, moving fast in a zigzag path away from the ship, and after a few minutes contact was suddenly lost. The ship steamed to the point where the object had entered the sea, but nothing was seen and no further contact was made with it.                                   
This reference: Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet and Colin Bord, p. 164, Pub. 1989 by Contemporary Book, Inc.
See original text on Radar/Sonar page: Original reference: MUFON UFO Journal #199 pp. 7-9 by Walter N. Webb

UFOCAT PRN - None

Europe - Norway
Spitsbergen is part of a group of islands, now called Svalbard. The largest island in the group is western spitsbergen, where I have used the town/city of Longyearbyen to locate the latitude and longitude as the whole group of islands encompasses the area between 74 to 81 deg. Latitude and 10 to 35 deg. Longitude.
     Longyearbyen, Norway – Latitude 78-00 N, Longitude 16-00 E ( D-M )
http://www.astro.com/cgi-bin/atlw3/aq.cgi?country_list=&expr=longyearbyen&lang=e


03-12-1963
       According to the Honolulu Advertiser of the 13th of March, 1963, residents in Windward Oahu “observed” a light in the sky north of the island at about 6:30 P.M. yesterday. One resident said it was ‘very bright’ and appeared to descend slowly into the sea in a series of movements.” It was reddish and was visible for five or six seconds.                                                                         
This reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 41 © by Ivan T. Sanderson

Original reference: Honolulu Advertiser, 13 March 1963.

UFOCAT PRN – 73308 (No location)

Central Pacific Ocean – United States, Hawaiian Islands
The locals’ call the towns of Kailua and Lanikai the “Windward”.
Kailua   Latitude 21-24 N, Longitude 157-44 W ( D-M )
Lanikai Latitude 21-23 N, Longitude 157-43 W
Reference: Hawaiian Islands gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., September 1956.


10-??-1963

CISU Case # 021
Location: San Menáio (FG)
CISU Classification: B ( Objects that fall or dive into water )
Evaluation: Possible Fragment of a satellite
*** An object plunged into the sea and there were a series of fruitless searches to recover it

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference: “La Torre di Babele” imprecise date of 1963

UFOCAT PRN - NONE

Europe – Italy, Foggia

San Menáio - Latitude 41-56 N, Longitude 15-58 E ( D-M )
http://www.astro.com/cgi-bin/atlw3/aq.cgi?country_list=&expr=san+menaio&lang=e



10-31-1963
DISC SUBMERGED IN BRAZILIAN RIVER
       On the 31st of October 1963, Rute de Souza, 8-year-old daughter of Elidia de Souza who live near Iguape, Brazil, heard a strange and increasing roar and on looking to see where it came from, was terrified to observe a silvery object coming toward the river near her house, The object soared over her house, then above her, struck a palm tree near the top and began to "writhe" and struggle in the air above the river Then it fell into the Peropava River near the opposite shore.
       Rute began to run to her house to tell her Mother, and met her Mother coming out. Mrs. de Douza had also heard the roar and ran to investigate. Shortly Raul de Souza, Rute's uncle, came upon the scene. He, too, had heard the roar where he was working about 300 feet from the house, All three stood in amazement as they watched the water "boil up" in the spot where the disc had fallen. The water continued to surge up, followed by an eruption of muddy water and then mud.
       On the opposite shore of the river fishermen including Japanese Tetsuo Ioshigawa had witnessed the event and it was from Ioshigawa that investigators and reporters obtained sufficient description that led to the estimation of size of the object--about 25 feet in diameter. All described the disc as like polished aluminum and shaped like a "wash basin." The object appeared to be at about 20 feet altitude when it hit the tree. It was in level flight until that time and after it struck it began its gyrations which led to the conclusion of the witnesses that it was experiencing trouble of some sort.
       During the ensuing weeks, divers of various sorts began to attempt a salvage operation. At first, divers using only face masks tried but failed, to be followed by Scuba divers and eventually a professional deep sea diver with full diving suit and air compressor came to attempt to locate the disc. At last report, nothing had been found and all the divers complained of the hampering effect of the mud at the bottom of the river. The Peropava is 12 feet deep at the point where the disc sank and has a muddy bottom comprised of about 15 feet of mud and clay. If the disc sank through the water and in turn the mud as the boiling up of water and then mud seem to indicate, it may have proceeded through the muddy river bed to solid rock underneath.
       In order to fully assess the meaning of this incident which is pretty well established as having occurred, we must take into consideration all of the factors. Although mine detectors were used and the Brazilian equivalent of the Civil Engineers attempted finding and salvaging the disc, reports do not indicate any success of any kind, not even the location of the disc.
       We must consider the possibility that the disc, after settling to the bottom, either proceeded through locomotion of some sort away from its initial resting place and is not now in the original spot. If so, it could be anywhere in that river. Also, the size indicates that it may have been manned and if so perhaps repairs could be affected under water and escape from the river and the mud accomplished during the night hours, at some spot more isolated than where it originally sank.
       UFOs of various types have been seen going into and coming out of the water so we must not assume that this particular disc is necessarily trapped even though it is a tempting assumption to make. Time will tell and it may be that the disc will be pulled out of the river eventually. It may be, too, that other UFOs have already come to the disc's aid and have either destroyed or salvaged it
       The only similar incident We have logged in APRO files is the incident which took place off the coast of Venezuela on the 13th of December 1956. A Swedish ship wired the harbor control at La Guaira saying that a strange, cone-shaped object was falling vertically into the sea, that it was very brilliant and gave off "strange glares." The time was 9:50 p. m. and the object was seen by the Captain and several of the crew. When the object hit the water an explosion was heard, then the sea where the object fell became brilliantly colored. After the colors subsided the sea became very disturbed with a "boiling motion," which continued for some time.
       It is not known whether or not the object was in trouble in this incident but there is a similarity between the foregoing sighting and the disc which fell into the Peropava River.    
This reference: THE A.P.R.O. BULLETIN, January 1964, p.2
     Secondary references: Piece for a Jig-Saw, by Leonard G. Cramp, p. 130, 1966, England

                                                Flying Saucers-Serious Business by Frank Edwards, 1966
                                                            Note: wrong date – 10-31-1958.
                                          Passport to Magonia, by Jacques Vallee , p. 295, published 1969.
                                          Invisible Residents, by Ivan T. Sanderson, pp. 74-76, pub. 1970
                                          Official UFO Magazine, May 1977, p41
                                          Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by J & C Bord, p. 171,
                                                published 1989

UFOCAT PRN – 87690, Ref. Piece for a Jig-Saw, by Leonard G. Cramp. No location

South America - Brazil
Peropava River.Latitude 24.39 S, Longitude 47.31 W
Iguape             Latitude 24.43 S, Longitude 47.33 W
Reference: Brazil Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., January 1963


11-20-1963  (Wednesday was the 20th)

Mystery at sea

       We are indebted to Mr. Harry Lord for having sent us the following cutting from the “Northern Echo”, dated November 22, 1963:

       "The Aberdeen collier Thrift arrived in Blyth at noon yesterday eight hours overdue after an unsuccessful search off Girdleness for a mystery object, which disappeared into the sea three miles astern of the ship. The Thrift was heading south for Blyth when shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening four members of her crew including the skipper, Capt. J. Murray, saw a 'flashing red light' which passed within a mile of her port side, 15 to 30 ft. above sea level, and suddenly disappeared three miles astern.
       "Capt. Murray alerted Stonehaven radio, put his vessel about and made for the spot where the light had vanished. The collier had two radar contacts on her screens, but when she reached
within a quarter of a mile of them, they disappeared. The Thrift searched for three hours, circling the area several times and was joined by lifeboats from Aberdeen and Gourdon, a Shackleton from RAF Kinloss. which dropped flares on to the surface, and a B.P. transporter. They discovered no traces of wreckage, however.
       "The Thrift gave up the search at 8.50 p.m. and went to Blyth, being further delayed because of bad weather.
       ‘We could not make out what the light was.' said Capt. Murray. It passed about three quarters of a mile off our port side, flashing brilliantly until it disappeared. It made no noise at all, yet we could hear the Shackleton when it was miles away. Judging by the way the radar contacts disappeared from our screen it seems that whatever was there must have sunk before we could get to it. We found no trace of wreckage during our search, but something definitely fell into the water.' "                                                                                                                                    
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 22, March/April 1964.           
     Secondary references: Invisible Residents, by Ivan T. Sanderson, pp. 41-42, © 1970
                                          Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5 Sept./Oct. 1971, pp. 29-30
Original reference: “Northern Echo”, dated November 22, 1963

UFOCAT PRN – 87088. Location - none

Europe – United Kingdom
Girdle_ness      Latitude 57-08 N, Longitude 2-03 W ( D-M ) [ Cape ]
Blyth                Latitude 55-07 N, Longitude 1-30 W
Reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, Prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950


12-02-1963
Lake Searched for Object
      
Three Coast Guard boats scoured Lake Erie waters near Dunkirk, New York on the 3rd of December, 1963, in search of what several observers reported was a glowing object which passed through the sky and then plunged into the lake on the night of 2 December. Some observers felt the object looked like an airplane explosion, others thought it looked like a meteor. There were no reports of missing planes or distress calls from same, and the Coast Guard, after completing their search, announced that they had not sighted any plane or unusual object in the water.                                                                                                                                       
This reference: The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, September 1964, p. 6
      Secondary reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, published 1970., p226

UFOCAT PRN – 76785

North America – United States, New York
Dunkirk – Latitude 42-29 N, Longitude 79-20 W ( D-M )
Reference:
The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. 1990

UFO Location (UFOCAT)
– Latitude 42.48 N, Longitude 79.30 W ( D.% )


01-09-1964

CISU Case # 022
Location: Sant'Eufemia Lamezia (CZ)
CISU Classification: D ( Objects on the waters surface )
Evaluation: Possible ROV
*** Some people saw an object on the surface of water and after touching it with a oar received an electric shock.                                                                                                                  

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference: “Rome” of 1/12/1964
                                    “ItaCat” case no. 6402
                                    “II Messaggero” of 1/10/1964

                                    “II Secolo” of 1/10/1964
                                    “II Mattino” of 1/18/1964
                                     AAW “UFO in Italy”, vol. 3, ed. Upiar, pp. 120-121
                                     A. Perego "The extraterresrtian have come back”, ed. CISAER, p. 43-44
                                     R. Pinotti “UFO: Scacchiere Italia” ed. Oscar  Mondadori, p. 100
                                    “II Mattino dei Giovani” of 12/12/1984
                                    “Il Giornale d'Italia of 6/10-11/1965
                                    “Clypeus” no. 1 of January 1965

UFOCAT PRN – 107007. Ref. Flying Saucer, January 1966, p. 62 by Roberto Pinotti
                                    Sighting dated as 01-EE-1964.

Europe – Italy, Catanzaro

Sant'Eufemia Lamezia - Latitude 38-55 N, Longitude 16-15 E ( D-M )
This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board On Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., August 1956.


01-23-1964
THE “FIRST” OFFICIAL “UNKNOWN” – THE ELECTROMATIC
LIGHT WHEEL NEAR GROOTE EYLANDT
According to the summary we have to wait until January 23rd, 1964, for the first official “unknown” in the RAAF Directorate of Air force Intelligence (DAFI) files. For a list of “Aerial sightings” it is unusual for it was reported as located in water. The summary describes the report as follows:

“Seen at sea by crew of a vessel NE Point of Groote Eylandt, WA.
Large lights in water, made compass go ‘Haywire’. Shadow in center of
lights rotated clockwise, causing lights to pulsate.”

Biologist, Ivan T. Sanderson, lists it in his book Invisible Residents – A Disquisition upon Certain Matters Maritime, and Possibility of Intelligent Life under the Waters of this Earth in a listing of submarine ”Lightwheels“. Sanderson sourced his brief listing from a newspaper article.
       The Air Force Intelligence files hold a report of the unusual sighting made by the crew of the landing craft Loellen M. The incident was located between Cape Grey and the northeast point of Groote Eylandt, a large island on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory. The official summary incorrectly lists the incident as occurring in ‘WA” (Western Australia). The report mentions that the vessel encountered a number of submarine “light patches”:

C. W____ turned on the compass light and found the vessel approx 60°off course. The compass went ‘ Haywire ‘.

As soon as he had corrected the vessel as best he could, he switched off the compass light and found the un-natural light was about 6ft. on the Starboard side. The light was in the water. It was described as a ghostly white light, in the center was a shadow which rotated in a clockwise direction causing the light to pulsate. The light appeared to draw away to the stern. It is estimated that it was miles across and a few hundred yards through…
       “The light on the water passed about 100 yds to port. As the barge began to return to course, another light was seen coming at the barge at an angle of about 45° which [sic? – with?] the Bow. It came to within inches of the starboard side and appeared to rebound at 45° with the stern and moved away. It disappeared in a few seconds …”
       “All lights were the same colour, with this strange rotating shadow, causing the lights to pulsate. The pulsations timed at 12 for 9 seconds, then completely irregular, then settled down to 12 for 9 seconds.
       “The compass swung out of control, but became worse as the light approached …
       This is a fascinating report but its origins may lie in some form of extraordinary bioluminescence.                                                                                                                    
This reference courtesy of UFO researcher Bill Chalker of Australia and his contribution to web site: http://www.project1947.com/forum/bcoz5.htm#groote
   Secondary reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 112, © 1970 by Ivan

                                         T. Sanderson, whose original reference was “Some Australian

                                         Sightings” (taken from Department of Air files), bylined by John

                                         Hallows, in an unidentified Australian newspaper (probably

                                         Victoria).
                                         UFOs Over the Southern Hemisphere, by Michael Harvey, p. 204, 1975

* The paper in question is “The Australian” of May 15, 1968., as relayed to me in an e-mail by Bill Chalker.

UFOCAT PRN –  81400  (Sanderson) No Location
UFOCAT PRN –135236  (Harvey)        No Location

Australia - Western Australia 
Groote Eylandt             Latitude 14-00 S, Longitude 136-40 E ( D-M ) [Island]
Cape Grey                    Latitude 13-00 S, Longitude 136-40 E
Gulf of Carpentaria      Latitude 14-00 S, Longitude 139-00 E
Reference: Australia Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957


04-13-1964
ENGLAND
Walthamstow "object from space"

       The “Walthamstow Guardian” reported a most unusual incident in its April 17 issue: "An unidentified flying object hurtled through the air above Walthamstow, scythed down telephone wires, etched a deep scar in the concrete edge of the River Lea towpath and plunged into the peaceful waters.

       "That was the report received by police just before nine o'clock on Monday night (April 13). It came from Walthamstow bus driver Bob Fall, a down-to-earth man of 26, who lives with his wife and two children at 47, Upper Walthamstow Road.

       "A police search party went straight to the spot, just off Ferry Lane. They found the phone wires down but a search of the banks revealed nothing. The river was dragged--in vain.

       "And this week Bob Fall told ‘The Guardian” what happened as he drove his 123 bus towards Tottenham on Monday. He said, 'I just glanced into the sky and saw something coming towards me very, very fast. It flew straight across the road and, had I been a few yards further forward, it would have hit the top deck of the bus. I saw it cut through the telephone wires and there was a loud crash as it struck the bank.

       "At first I thought the back win­dows of the bus had come in and, as I turned around, I saw all the passengers looking out towards the river. There was a big splash in the water. I stopped as soon as I could to report it.

       "A police spokesman said that four ducks had been disturbed while the river was being dragged and that these, flying in line, could have been the object. He stressed that the river was only four to six feet deep in this part.

       "But Mr. Fall discounted this theory. 'The thing was at least nine feet long, probably more, cigar-shaped and silver,' he said, 'If it had been a bird or birds I must have seen the wings. Besides, it was going too fast'."                                                                                             
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 21, July/August, 1964.

       Secondary reference: Invisible residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 226, 1970

                                          Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 29-30, Sept./Oct. 1971

Original reference: Newspaper “Walthamstow Guardian”, April 17 issue, 1964

UFOCAT PRN – 74073

Europe – United Kingdom
Walthamstow  Latitude 51-36 N, Longitude 0-02 W ( D-M )
Tottenham       Latitude 51-36 N, Longitude 0-04 W
River Lea          Latitude 51-31 N, Longitude 0-02 W
Reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, Prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Lat. 51.57 N, Long. 0.02 W ( D.% )


08-20-1964
       The 20th of August, 1964: Two boys, Pat and Cliff Irwin of Richland, Washington, reported to the Coast Guard that a red-and-white plane had crashed in the sea off Oysterville, leaving a red-and-white smoke trail. The Coast Guard duly checked but found nothing; no planes were missing?
This reference: Invisible Residents, by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 42, © 1970
Original reference: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 21 August 1964

UFOCAT PRN – 73310

North America – United States, Washington
Oysterville        Latitude 46-33 N, Longitude 124-02 W ( D-M )
http://www.astro.com/cgi-bin/atlw3/aq.cgi?country_list=&expr=oysterville&lang=e
Richland           Latitude 48.17 N, Longitude 119.17 W
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. 1990

UFO location ( UFOCAT ) - Latitude 46.28 N, Longitude 119.29 W ( D.% )


09-??-1964  ( Included because of effect on water )
RECENT 1st Person Witness Report.
9-64: Colonie, N.Y., Albany County
       Three boys were target practicing at a sand pit in Colonie when they noticed a strange light moving slowly over the tree tops on the hill opposite. The light was silent and approached slowly until it was within 200 feet and they could make out a circular object with a bubble top. The edge was rimmed in lights and another light was at the top of the object. As the object passed over the water of a small pond, they saw three foot waves erupt beneath the object. The three boys then ran from the site.                                                                                                           
This reference: e-mail received from Larry Clark MUFON-FI, February 26, 2000,
http://www.nymufon.org
Originial Reference: MUFON file.

UFOCAT PRN – None

North America – United States, New York
Colonie – Latitude 42-43 N, Longitude 73-50 W ( D-M )
Reference: http://www.astro.com/cgi-bin/atlw3/aq.cgi?country_list=&expr=colonie&lang=e


09-20-1964

[Note: Possible date error, 30th, see references below]
(extract p. 4)
       Two months later this same Gulf of San Jorge was the scene of yet another phenomenon of similar outline. An individual known and respected for his honesty, who requested that his name not be revealed, reported that on September 30, 1964, while he was driving at night to the city of Comodoro Rivadavia coming from Caleta Oliva, he saw appear at the edge of the city some strange objects (3 or 4) that described parabolas and descended one after another into the sea. The unusual spectacle caused the witness to stop his vehicle so as to carefully observe the flames which the objects were leaving as they passed.
       After resuming his journey and having traveled some distance from the initial point of observation, he noticed other luminous objects -- or perhaps the same objects -- emerge from the surface of the water and then circle around at a dizzy speed, and within an outline of shining light again climb up and finally disappear into the sky.                                                          
This reference: The MUFON Journal, Vol. #130, pp.3-5 September 1978 “Are UFOs Operating from underwater bases off the coast of Argentina” by Joseph M. Brill.
       Secondary reference: Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet and Colin Bord,
                                                pp. 170-171. Published 1989

Note: Both references above show the date as the 30th
Original reference: GEPA, Phenomenes Spatiaux #18, p. 12 December 1968. Sighting date 09-20-1964

UFOCAT PRN – 76692. Ref. Phenomenes Spatiaux #18. Note: Possible typo - Date discrepancy – this reference shows 09-20-1964.

South America - Argentina
Comodoro Rivadavia    Latitude 45-52 S, Longitude 67-30 W ( D-M )
Gulf of San Jorge          Latitude 46-00 S, Longitude 67-00 W
Caleta Oliva                 Latitude 46-26 S, Longitude 67-32 W
Reference: Argentina Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., February 1968.

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 45.83 S, Longitude 67.50 W ( D.% )


11-??-1964
Witness says UFO came out of water
MUFON investigator Robert D. Neville has submitted the following account of his interview with Frank S. Kinsey, conducted Nov. 3, 1973:
       It... "was about ten years ago," (Circa 1964) Mr. Kinsey begins. “It was down behind the hills in Ventura, Ca., where the government put in a new dam up there." (Casitas Dam.) "It was a drizzly day--cloudy." He estimated the time of day as 11 a.m. “My brother-in-law took me up there. We were standing there, chatting for about ten or fifteen minutes and then, all of a sudden, I heard sort of a loud noise and water splashing, and I looked out into the lake and here's this object coming out of the water.
      
"I was so flabbergasted... I was speechless to think I could see something like that which I've never seen before...And it was a round object and it looked like it had a cone on top, where a person was looking out at us. I had a camera around my neck, but I completely forgot the camera due to the fact that I was so astounded to see something like this coming up out of the water. It came out of the water, I'd say about twenty or thirty feet, and hovered … By that time, my brother-in-law and I got to talking and .., I happened to remember that I had my camera...and just as I was getting the camera up to my eyes, this object started moving away, and I just barely got it near the edge of the film; then, within a few seconds it disappeared out over the mountains…I'd say about ten or fifteen miles away.
       “...As it was speeding up, it started changing colors, from a real dark lavender color up to a real bright orange-yellow, and that's the last I saw of it.”
       Describing the object in more detail, Mr. Kinsey added that the main body was cylindrical in shape, drum like, with the "observation cone on top" in which he saw windows or portholes. Mr. Kinsey noted that the object appeared to be about 20 or 30 feet in height, and that inside it "looked like a being looking out at us," a humanoid form.  "I could see the eyes staring at us. I happened to have a pair of binoculars with me at the time. I picked them up and looked and could see a person looking out at me.
       "It looked like it was a real thick heavy glass of some kind, or maybe it might have been a plastic of some kind--you know, never seeing anything like that before.” Mr. Kinsey noted that the object or a portion of the object appeared to be rotating rapidly upon its axis. "What was moving on the object was the outside cylinder. It was turning around at a very high rate of speed...It made an awful loud noise like a jet taking off. The faster it turned, the louder the noise got…it was awful to the ears.
       "The center part up on top that looked like (it had) portholes to it, that was absolutely still. The faster it turned (the more) it changed color, as though it were transparent and lights were going through it.
       "When it came up out of the water, it was like a funnel sucking up water. It brought the water up with it due to the fact that it was whirling so fast.
       "...It looked to me as though it were well insulated and well made...It had a gleam to it, it had a shine to it, like nothing I've ever seen. I've seen a lot of metals here on earth that had a high gloss, but nothing like this that I've ever seen.”
       "I've kept my mouth shut all these years due the fact that people ridicule people..."
It should be noted that Mr. Kinsey was an Air Force pilot during World War II. He is a very respected member of the community and a very outspoken and direct individual. In this investigator's opinion, Mr. Kinsey's familiarity with conventional aircraft and his unquestioned honesty and sincerity provide this report with a high degree of credibility in spite of its very unusual content.
       The only other known witness to the sighting (Mr. Kinsey's brother-in-law) is now deceased.

       The above photo was taken of a UFO (object in upper left) after the object came out of the water near Casitas Dam according to the witness and photographer, Frank S. Kinsey. The photo which was taken about ten years ago and revealed only recently, was reportedly taken on infrared film using a Super D Topcon 35mm camera with a 33mm 2.8 wide angle lens set at f/8. The shutter was set at 1/25. This photo is currently being analyzed by MUFON consultant Adrian Vance for authenticity. Results of this analysis will be published when received.                    
This Reference: Skylook (The original MUFON Journal), September 1974. p. 8
       Secondary reference: Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet and Colin Bord, pp. 176-7, published 1989. NOTE: Date (November) taken from this reference, although the only allusion to November is the interview date.

UFOCAT PRN – NONE  (probably due to a lack of a specific date.)

North America – United States, California
Ventura            Latitude 34-17 N, Longitude 119-18 W ( D-M )
Casitas Dam    Latitude 34-22 N, Longitude 119-20 W
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. 1990

Construction of Casitas Dam began in July 1956 and was completed in March 1959.
Reference : http://dataweb.usbr.gov/dams/ca10139.htm


??-??-1965

CISU Case # 024
Location: Cattòlica (RN)
CISU Classification: C ( Objects that come out of the water )
Evaluation: Insufficient Information
*** Five objects disc shaped have been seen emerging from the sea and going away with an inclination of 45 degrees.                                                                                                       

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference:  R. Pinotti “UFO: Missiona Uomo (mission man)” ed. Armenia, p.137
                                     R. Pinotti "UFO: scacchiere Italia" ed. Oscar Mondadori, page 101

                                    “ItaCat” case no. 6501.

UFOCAT PRN – Possibly 125660 – ITACAT by Verga Maurizio dated as 08-??-1965

Europe – Italy, Rimini

Cattòlica - Latitude 43-58 N, Longitude 12-44 E ( D-M )
This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board On Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., August 1956.


01-11-1965
       The Seaside (Oregon) Signal on the 12th of January, 1965, noted that Mrs. Paul Zimmerman Gearhart and her two sons saw a triangular UAO which came slowly out of the southeast an then “suddenly plunged into the sea some miles off shore" at Tillamook Head. It left two trails of fire behind.                                                                                                                                        
This reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 42, Pub. 1970
Original reference: The Seaside (Oregon) Signal, 12th of January, 1965

UFOCAT PRN – 73312

North America – United States, Oregon
Tillamook Head - Latitude 45-56-47 N, Longitude 123-59-30 W ( D-M-S )
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. 1990

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 45.44 N, Longitude 123.85 W ( D.% )


01-12-1965
USO in Kaipara Harbour (New Zealand)
On January 12, 1965, Captain K., an airline pilot, carried out a “positioning” flight (no passengers) from Whenuapai (Auckland's airport) to Kaitaia (north of Auckland). The crew com­prised Captain K., first officer and operations officer. They left Whenuapai at 11 a.m., and were to reach Kaitaia by 12.10 p.m. Captain K. decided to fly visually, following the coast line at low altitude. On approaching the southern end of Kaipara Harbour (just north of Helensville) he dropped 500 feet to have a closer look at anything on his flight path. The plane was a DC3. The tide in the harbour was well out and the water over the estuaries and mudflats quite shallow. When about one third of the way across the harbour, he spotted in an estuary what, at first glance, he took to be a stranded grey-white whale. He veered the aircraft slightly to port in order to fly more directly over the object, and on approaching it, he saw that what he had mistaken for a whale was a metallic structure of some sort. He observed the following details:
1. It was perfectly streamlined and symmetrical in shape.
2. It had no external control surfaces or protrusions.
3. It appeared metallic and there was a suggestion of a hatch on top, streamlined in shape, not quite halfway along the body as measured from the nose.
4. It was resting on the bottom of the estuary and headed towards the south as suggested by the streamlined shape.
5. The shape was not that of a normal submarine.
6. Captain K. estimated its length at 100 feet, with a diameter of 15 feet at the widest part.
7. The object rested in no more than 30 feet of water and the craft was very clearly defined. Captain K. did not alert the other two crew members, having been ridiculed over the years for various other reports. However, in May he re­ported to Navy Intelligence, who confirmed that due to inaccessibility of the estuaries, the craft sighted could not possibly have been a conventional submarine. Although the Navy may have checked the spot, we are unaware of it.
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, July/August 1966, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 28-29

Submarine Craft in Australasian Waters by H. J. Hinfelaar
       Secondary reference: Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet & Colin Bord,
                                               p. 168, published 1989.

Original reference: Spaceview No. 43


01-29-1965
       On the 29th of January, in Monterey, Calif., Mayor George Clemens and his family spotted a very bright light performing "aerobatics" in the northern sky. It hovered a while, then shot straight up at high speed for about five hundred feet, then faded and dropped down and hovered again. Then it dropped further down toward the water and disappeared. This was also seen by a local flyer in the air at the time. The Coast Guard investigated but found nothing and had no explanation.                                                                                                                            
This reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, pp. 42-43, Pub. 1970
Original Reference: Monterey Peninsula Herald, 30 January 1965

UFOCAT PRN – 73313

North America – United States, California
Monterey – Latitude 36-36-01 N, Longitude 121-53-37 W ( D-M-S )
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. 1990

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 36.60 N, Longitude 121.90 W ( D.% )


02-12-1965
(Extract)
UFOs AHOY!  by Janet Gregory
       Only a few days afterwards, a "ghost plane" was seen to dive into the sea near Minehead on the North Devon coast. On February 12, 1965, four witnesses saw the object from two different points along the coast. A lifeboat, two RAF helicopters and a Shackleton failed to find anything after a search of an hour and a half, and no planes were reported missing. The "ghost plane" may have been seen inland before it reached the sea, for a strange low-flying plane was reportedly seen over Swainswick, near Bath in Somerset. The sighting of the plane, ash-grey and flying about one hundred feet above the road in a west to south-west direction, was described by the witness as follows. "The plane was so unusual that it attracted our attention. There was definitely something abnormal about it. It did not seem to be distinct, but had a misty appearance, yet there was no mist or fog about. It came from behind some trees. Then it literally just disappeared before our eyes. The strange part was that it made no sound, and did not appear to have an engine. But it was certainly not a glider." Shades of John Keel ?                   
T
his Reference: Flying Saucer Review Vol. 17, No. 5 September/October 1971 pp. 29/30
Original: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 16, Nos. 3 &4 “Mystery aeroplanes of the 1930s” by John Keel, and Vol. 17, No. 4

UFOCAT PRN – 74076

Europe - United Kingdom
Minehead         Latitude 51-12 N, Longitude 3-29 W ( D-M )

[The “Sea” would be the “Bristol Channel and Bridgwater Bay]
Devon              Latitude 50-45 N, Longitude 3-44 W
Swainswick      Latitude 51-24 N, Longitude 2-21 W
Bath                 Latitude 51-23 N, Longitude 2-21 W
Somerset         Latitude 51-05 N, Longitude 3-00 W
Reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, Prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 51.22 N, Longitude 3.48 W ( D.% )


04-11-1965
The Wonthaggi (Australia) USOs
On April 11, 1965, two men had gone to the beach at Wonthaggi, 82 miles from Melbourne, to inspect a wrecked fishing boat. While on the cliffs they saw two objects about half a mile off shore and watched them for 15 minutes. One of the men, Mr. R. Banks, said, "We saw two strange craft, half a mile off shore and about 100 yards apart. Their strange appearance had us baffled, so we sat down and watched them. They turned away from one another and headed out to sea. While they were going away they disappeared, and then we realized they were submarines and only their conning-towers had been showing ". The sighting was reported to the Navy and a naval spokesman commented as follows: -“A preliminary investigation of the report suggests, in view of the locality and configuration of the coastline, that the objects are unlikely to have been submarines. "--It was also stated that the objects could not have been either British or American submarines, as 'the Royal Navy submarines operating in Australia were in Sydney, and that any movements of American craft in or near Australian waters were generally reported to the, Royal Australian Navy.                                                                                                      
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, July/August 1966, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 29 Submarine Craft in Australasian Waters by H. J. Hinfelaar .
       Secondary references: Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet & Colin Bord,
                                                p. 167-168.
Original reference: Spaceview No. 43

UFOCAT PRN – 87234

Australia - Victoria
Wonthaggi       Latitude 38-37 S, Longitude 145-32 E ( D-M )
Melbourne        Latitude 37-50 S, Longitude 145-00 E
Reference: Australia Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 38.63 S, Longitude 145.62 E ( D.% )


04-15-1965

(extract)
Three Sightings North of Brisbane
Three sightings of a submarine north of Brisbane, Queensland, were reported over a period of 5 days.
     On April 15, 1965, two youths reported seeing a cylindrical or oval-shaped object three-quarters of a mile off Coolum. All reported sightings were investigated by an expert submariner from Sydney, but no comments have been made.                                                                  
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, July/August 1966, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 29
Submarine Craft in Australasian Waters by H. J. Hinfelaar
Original reference: Spaceview No. 43

UFOCAT PRN – 87235 (No location)

Australia - Queensland
Brisbane          Latitude 27-30 S, Longitude 153-01 E ( D-M )
Coolum            Latitude 26-33 S, Longitude 153-05 E
Reference: Australia Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957


04-18-1965

(extract)
Three Sightings North of Brisbane
Three sightings of a submarine north of Brisbane, Queensland, were reported over a period of 5 days.
       On Sunday night, April 18, 1965, two fishermen were chased by a big vessel off Mooloolaba, near Brisbane. They said the craft was 100 feet long, had a small bridge and had a cabin or cowling on its stern. All reported sightings were investigated by an expert submariner from Sydney, but no comments have been made.                                                                              
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, July/August 1966, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 29
Submarine Craft in Australasian Waters by H. J. Hinfelaar
Original reference: Spaceview No. 43

UFOCAT PRN – 87236 (No location)

Australia - Queensland
Mooloolaba      Latitude 26-41 S, Longitude 157-03 E ( D-M )
Brisbane          Latitude 27-30 S, Longitude 153-01 E
Reference: Australia Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957


06-??-1965

CISU Case # 023
Location: Sant'Eufemia Lamezia (CZ)
CISU Classification: D ( Objects on the waters surface )
Evaluation: Insufficient information

*** Objects that emenated blue lightning; perhaps we deal with the same case no. 022.

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference: “Il Giornale d'ltalia” of 6/10-11/1965

UFOCAT PRN - NONE

Europe – Italy, Catanzaro

Sant'Eufemia Lamezia - Latitude 38-55 N, Longitude 16-15 E ( D-M )
This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board On Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., August 1956.


06-06-1965
The Fraser Island (Australia) incident
       On June 6, 1965 private aircraft pilot, Mr. C. Adams, and a television cameraman Mr. Les Hendy, reported seeing four or five “mysterious objects” floating in the sea 3 miles east of Fraser Island, 150 miles north of Brisbane, at about 11.30 a.m. Mr. Adams first noticed two of the objects from a distance of about 8 miles while flying over Fraser Island. The weather was clear and the objects appeared to resemble two big dark-coloured logs. They were narrow and up to 100 feet long. As he steered toward them two or three similar but smaller objects appeared near the other two. They did not appear to move, but seemed to “sort of submerge" when the plane was about one mile away from them. From the air they appeared to be lying just below the surface and when “submerging” from sight seemed to do so without disturbing the surface. Mr. Adams was certain that the objects were too big to be fish or sharks, and the wrong shape to be whales. Mr. Hendy regretted that they were too far away from him to film them. Several experts got their heads together and decided that the objects sighted were migrating whales. However, their explanation was soon squashed when part-owner of the Seabrae Hotel--Mr. G. Sampson--and Mrs. V. Grady reported that they had sighted a similar object on the very same day, half-a-mile out between Redcliffe Pier and Redcliffe Point. They watched it for 10 minutes. It was long and black and there appeared to be a black balloon suspended over it. A Fisheries Dept. spokesman commented that it was unlikely to be a whale, because they very seldom come into Morton Bay.                                                                                                                              
This reference: Flying Saucer Review Vol. 12, No. 4, p. 29 July/August 1966, “Submarine Craft in  Australian Waters”, by H.J. Hinfelaar
       Secondary references: Unexplained mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet & Colin Bord,
                                                p. 168, published 1989..
Original reference: Spaceview #44

UFOCAT PRN 87238 (Location – None )

Australia - Queensland
Fraser Island 3 listings, closest to the other points mentioned being:
                        Latitude 25-15 S, Longitude 153-10 E ( D-M )
Redcliffe Point  Latitude 27-14 S, Longitude 153-07 E
Moreton Bay    Latitude 27-15 S, Longitude 153-15 E
Brisbane          Latitude 27-30 S, Longitude 153-01 E
Redcliffe Pier    No listing in the gazetteer.
Morton Bay      I believe is a spelling error. There is a Morton, but only as a city, NO Bay (See Moreton Bay, above )
Reference: Australia Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957


06-21-1965
1965 Report Listings ( Extraction )
For the benefit of members who are doing statistical studies, we include here a brief description of 1965 reports not given space elsewhere in the Bulletin. They are arranged chronologically  and all are considered to be good UAO cases.
    
21 June. East of Traser Isand off Maryborough, Australia.  Long, slender metallic appearing object seen submerged just under surface of water by pilot, 11:30 a. m. As plane approached object submerged out of sight.                                                                                               
This reference: The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, January-February 1966, p. 8
With thanks to Larry Hatch’s  *U* UFO Database,
see http://www.larryhatch.net

UFOCAT PRN – NONE

Australia - Queensland
Note: There are two Maryborough’s in Australia. One is inland and not opposite any island. The other is opposite “Fraser” island not Traser island.
Maryborough   Latitude 25-32 S, Longitude 152-42 E ( D-M )
Fraser Island   Latitude 25-31 S, Longitude 153-8 E
Reference: Australia Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957


07-06-1965
‘CIGAR’ PASSES A FEW HUNDRED FEET ABOVE NORWEGIAN SHIP
Gordon Creighton has translated from the Norwegian newspaper Moss Dagbled of December 27,1965. the following remarkable account of another sighting which took place not many miles S.W. of the Azores three days before and may relate to the self-same UFO.
       Chief Mate Torgrim Lien of the T.T. Jawesta, owned by the Jahr "Shipping Company, had a curious experience while his ship was en route last summer from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, to the Canary Islands. Lien saw a so-called ‘flying saucer' only 200.4. metres above the ship. The incident took place in the North Atlantic on July 6, and a report on it was sent to various authorities; including the Geophysical Institute in Bergen. This report has never been published in any news­paper until now... The report is considered to be a very good one.
            THE REPORT (from Ship's Log)
       T.T. Jawesta. North Atlantic. July 8, 1965. Report Regarding Unidentified Flying Object. On Tuesday July 6 1965, while en route from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. at 2152 hours GMT, the ship's position being 24° 40’ N 31°15’ W, with wind from N.E,, strength 5, Low cloud ceiling traveling with the wind. Barometer 1023. Temperature 23° Celsius.
      
"At 2152 GMT (1852 ship's time), the look-out on the port side of the bridge reported a bright object in the sky moving in a northerly direction. When I got around to the port side I saw an intense blue fiery tongue which was approaching the ship at tremendous speed. I ran to the telephone and rang the captain and without waiting for an answer I seized binoculars and ran out on to the starboard side and saw the object through the binoculars as it passed over the ship. It passed straight abaft of the ship and at a height of from 200 to 400 metres, under the low clouds.
       "It was bright like a star, and the moonlight was shining through between the low clouds and I could clearly see the outlines of the upper part of it. Its shape was that of a cigar, and I could clearly see a row of square windows and the faint golden-orange coloured light from inside it. There was no sign of  wings or rudder. The object had a bluish tongue of fire behind it, which was most concentrated near the tail, fanning Out a little further back.
       “A little farther back still, behind the body, I could see a tremendous number of globes, and from every globe there was streaming out a blue beam, away from the body.
       "The length of the fiery tongue would, I should think, have been about 100 metres The object seemed to be far bigger than any aircraft known up to this present day,
       "Its speed was tremendous and it was visible for about 30 to 40-seconds. It was moving at the time in N-S direction, its approximate course being 180°.
       "Despite its enormous speed and the closeness of its passage, we could not hear the least sound from it.,
       "The look-out on the port side seaman Hernandez Ambrosio, maintained that it seemed as though the object had come up out of the sea, and that it was travelling northwards and then suddenly changed course towards us.
       “The helmsman, ordinary seaman Narciso Gulllén, saw the object just after it had passed over the ship. And on the poop, fitter Juan Hernandez and mess-hand Ignacio Suarez also saw it. Their accounts tally with mine.
      
"I can say with complete certainty that it was no question of an aircraft of conventional type, or rocket, or meteor, or ball lightning.
       "I shall be glad to hear the opinion of an expert on this phenomenon.
                                                                       (Signed ) Torgrim Lien
                                                                        Chief Mate, on duty at the time.
      
"The report is confirmed by a number of the ship’s crew who themselves also saw the peculiar flying object. The report was accompanied by a sketch, which however we unfortunately did not find clear enough for reproduction in our newspaper. The original report and sketch were sent to the Geophysical Institute at Bergen by the Ship’s Captain, H. A. Trovik.
       “What the Institute's reply about it was, we do not know at present."
Credits to Dr. P. M. H. Edwards and to Nils J. Jacobsen who each supplied a copy of the original news item.                                                                                                                              
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 12, No. 5, September/October 1966, p. 32
       Secondary Ref.: Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, p. 308, published 1969
                                 Invisible Residents, by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 23, published 1970.
                                 Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet & Colin Bord,
                                      p. 165, published 1989.
Original: Gaceta Ilustrada, July 31, 1965 and Norwegian newspaper Moss Dagbled of December 27,
1965

UFOCAT PRN – 38876

Atlantic Ocean
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela - Latitude 10.13 N, Longitude 64.38 W ( D-M )
     Reference: Venezuela gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the
     Interior, Washington, D.C., August 1961
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Latitude 28.27 N, Longitude 16.14 W ( D-M )
     Reference: Spain and Andorra gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department
     of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1961

UFO location (UFOCAT) – Latitude 24.67 N, Longitude 31.25 W ( D.% )


07-31-1965 [ Note - date discrepancy with 08-03-1965 ]
August Wave over Oklahoma
       Another interesting sighting was made on Saturday afternoon, July 31, in the northwest section of Oklahoma City, and not far from IIOUFO's International Headquarters.
       It is hard to top a fisherman's story, especially this one: A man was fishing at city-owned Lake Hefner, when the alarm "thar-she-blows" was sounded. This time, however, a whale-sized flying saucer was sighted.
       The fisherman fell back in sheer horror as a large "saucer-shaped" object, with a dome on top, and a flat bottom, rose out of the lake. The object hovered, momentarily, and then flew off. The fisherman was admitted to an Oklahoma City hospital in a state of shock.                     
This reference: Identified Flying Objects, by Robert Loftin, pp. 58-59, © 1968

With thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO Database, see http://www.larryhatch.net

UFOCAT PRN – Probably the same as 39229, No location. Date of sighting 08-03-1965. Reference – Passport to Magonia, by Jacques Vallee, p. 311, Item # 669 © 1969. His reference being “Spaceview” Issue number not given.

North America – United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Latitude 35-28 N, Longitude 97-31 W ( D-M )
Lake Hefner     Latitude 35-35 N, Longitude 97-36 W
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990


08-??-1965
       In August 1965, a crewman aboard the steamship Raduga, was navigating in the Red Sea, observed an unusual phenomenon. At about two miles away, a fiery sphere dashed out from under the water and hovered over the surface of the sea, illuminating it. The Sphere was sixty meters in diameter, and it hovered above the sea at an altitude of 150 meters. A gigantic pillar of water rose as the sphere emerged from the sea and collapsed some moments later.                  
This Reference: The Soviet UFO Files, by Paul Stonehill, p. 58. © 1998
& Web site http://www.ufomind.com/misc/1998/dec/d14-001.shtml

UFOCAT PRN – None

Red Sea
Bounded by Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea on the west and Saudi Arabia and Yemen on the east. Approximate location Latitude 21-0 N, Longitude 38-30 E ( D-M )


08-03-1965 a
[ Note - date discrepancy with 07-31-1965 ]
#669 Lake Hefner (Oklahoma), 8/3/1965:
       A young man saw an object rise from the lake area.                                                       
This reference: Passport to Magonia, by Jacques Vallee, p. 311 © 1969
 With thanks to my counterpart in Turkey – Sefer Murat Aksoy for advising me of this case.
Original: Spaceview

UFOCAT PRN – 39229 ( No Location)

North America – United States, Oklahoma
Lake Hefner – Latitude 35-35 N, Longitude 97-36 W ( D-M )
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990


08-03-1965 b
      
On the evening of the 3rd of August, 1965, the Barking Sand tracking station on Kauai Island, Hawaii, reported a rocket-type object that crashed into the ocean about ten miles south of the island. Other islanders reported the object to have fallen "like a rock," while United Air Lines pilot L. L. Jones described it as yellow-green with an "overgrown falling star" appearance. It disintegrated just above the water. Navy officials on duty said, "Officially we don't know what it was."                                                                                                                                               
This reference: Invisible Residents, by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 43, published 1970. © 1970 by Ivan T. Sanderson
Original reference: UPI, in Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 4 August 1965; and The San Francisco Examiner, 5 August 1965.

UFOCAT PRN – 73315 ( No location )

Central Pacific – United States, Hawaii
Barking Sand               Latitude 22-04 N, Longitude 159-47 W ( D-M )
Kauai Island, Hawaii    Latitude 22-03 N, Longitude 159-30 W
Reference: Hawaiian Islands gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., September 1956.


08-23-1965
UFOs AHOY! by Janet Gregory
       A "misty nebulous ball shape in a grey-blue colour" attracted the attention of a witness at Eastbourne, Sussex, on August 23, 1965. The object seemed to skim across the sea without noise, and was seen at around 9.30 p.m. Just before 10.00 p.m., the inshore rescue boat was launched after receiving a report that a "long white object" was floating offshore. Nothing was found.                                                                                                                                     
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 30, September/October 1971

UFOCAT PRN - 74078

Europe -
United Kingdom
Eastbourne – Latitude 50-48 N, Longitude 0-15 E ( D-M )
Reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, Prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 50.77 N, Longitude 0.28 E ( D.% )


08-29-1965
      
In Melbourne, Australia, a number of strange lights were seen in the western sky on the night of the 29th of August; but one witness said that an object shaped like a half-moon flashed across the western sky and then disappeared into Port Phillip Bay.                                      
This reference: Invisible residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 43, © 1970 by Ivan T. Sanderson
Original reference: Melbourne Age, 30 August 1965

UFOCAT PRN – 73316

Australia - Victoria
Port Phillip Bay - Latitude 38-07 S, Longitude 144-48 E ( D-M )
Reference: Australia Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957

UFO location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 37.75 S, Longitude 144.97 E ( D.% )


09-10-1965
Sindbad the Sailor, Report No. 4
( Extract )
The account is taken from Lumièrese dans la Nuit (Contact Lecteurs), Series 3, No. 5 of January 1971
A lady correspondent of Lumières Dans La Nuit recently found out about these happenings when she had the opportunity to spend some time at the Mediterranean French fishing-port of Le Brusc, in the Dept. of Var (south-eastern France, between Marseilles and Nice). She was able to interview some of the men involved, having won their confidence, but only on condition that their names be not revealed

       The informant states: "It happened 4 ½ years ago, that is to say on September 10, 1965. I was out alone in my boat; it was a mild night, with a starry night, and the sea calm
. It had gone midnight when I saw a great big light developing very rapidly at sea-level. It rose up very high into the sky. It was red, and when I saw it at first my thought had been that it was a ship on fire, but I saw no flames or smoke from it. It was more like an immense flare, with a little vapour around it. It changed colour, passing first from red to orange, and then green, and then blue, and then orange again. I heard no sound of any explosion, it all happened in absolute silence. Then this light or glow split up into several parts and then gradually they faded away bit by bit till the whole sky was black again. The sighting had lasted 15 minutes. I have never found out what the glow could have been or from where it could have come. I made enquiries to find out if a boat had been on fire or had exploded in the area, but I was told that there had not been, nor had there been any flares or fireworks, I never found out what it was."                                                                                                                          
This reference: Flying Saucer Review Case Histories Supplement, 14 April 1973, pp. 13-15.

UFOCAT PRN – 68312 ( No Location )

Europe - France
Marseilles         Latitude 47-04 N, Longitude 3-00 E ( D-M )
Le Brusc           Latitude 43-04 N, Longitude 5-48 E
Nice                  Latitude 43-42 N, Longitude 7-15 E
Reference: France Gazetteer, Published in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., September 1964


11-13-1965
Strange undersea craft off Rugged Island New Zealand
      
The date was Saturday, November 13, 1965, when two Bluff fishermen, Mr. R. D. Hanning, aged 41, skipper of the fishing craft Eleoneai, and Mr. W. J. Johnson, made the sighting.
      
They had set out from Bluff, the port of Invercargill, to tend to tray pots in the area of Stewart Island, ,the southernmost part of New Zealand. At 11.30 a.m. they were about half a mile off Rugged Islands, the north-western point of Stewart Island, when they saw a strange craft come out of the water.
       Its tapered structure rose about 15 feet above the surface, and measured about 5 feet high at the top and 12 feet at the water line. Then, about 30 feet away from it, there was another object, box-shaped, about 10 feet long and 5 feet high. There was no sign of any periscope or railing and nothing but the "tower" and "box" were visible. The water was smooth and the object was in clear view only about 300 yards away. (The object’s position was only 500 yards off Rugged Islands).
      
The men had it in sight for 10 to 11 seconds, when suddenly there was a great surging of water like a tide boil and both objects disappeared. Both men were rather 'startled at this display and in fact were somewhat frightened by it. They hung around for a few minutes, decided not to investigate and steamed off. The water---at the spot from which they made the sighting--was about 30 fathoms deep to a sandy bottom, although the coast near Rugged Islands is rocky and rugged.
       Late that Saturday afternoon the Eleoneai put into an anchorage, and after having discussed the sighting again during a meal, Hanning and Johnson called Awarua Radio and asked whether any submarines were known to be in the area. They related their experience and the next thing they received was a message from the Navy.
       On returning to Bluff on the Tuesday following, the men were interviewed by the Navy. Hanning then made the statement that he had seen a submarine once at Bluff and had looked at pictures of others. He was emphatic, however, that the object they had seen looked quite different and that they could not have mistaken it for whales or logs, of which they had seen any amount. It was then that they described the object as being black or brown in colour, without any markings.
      
The Press suggested that the men had seen part of a Russian nuclear submarine and that they had been sworn to secrecy by the Navy Authorities. However, the men, as well as the Navy, denied this. The Navy, through its spokesman, the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff stated that "it was most unlikely that the object---whatever it might have been ---was a submarine, because it would have been operating in an area, where there were rocks, a definite submarine hazard. Besides, there was no logical reason for any submarine to be in that area”.
      
Our efforts to obtain additional information from the two fishermen has proved unsuccessful, and we feel that the witnesses are loath to have further publicity.                                         
This reference: From Flying Saucer Review Vol. 12, No. 4 July/August 1966, pp. 28-30
       Secondary references: Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet & Colin Bord,
                                                p. 168, published 1989.
Original reference: Submarine Craft in Australian Waters, by H.J. Hinfelaar, published in the journal Spaceview (No. 47 of February/March,1966)

UFOCAT PRN – 87240

Central Pacific Ocean - New Zealand
Bluff                             Latitude 46-60S, Longitude 168-33 E ( D-M )
Invercargill                   Latitude 46-40S, Longitude 168-35 E
Stewart Island             Latitude 47-00S, Longitude 167-83 E
Rugged Islands            Latitude 46-70S, Longitude 167-71 E
Reference: http://www.calle.com/world/newzealand/index.html

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 46.35S, Longitude 167.67 E ( D.% )


12-02-1965
      
On the afternoon of the 2nd of December, 1965, Mrs. Irwin Cohen of San Pedro, Calif., reported that she and her son took pictures of a glowing red-orange object that went into the ocean. She said that steam rose from the object as it hit. They thought it was probably a Navy missile; the Navy does not seem to have commented on the incident.                                  
This reference: Invisible residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 43, 1970. © 1970

Original reference: San Pedro News Pilot, 3 December 1965

UFOCAT PRN – 73317

North America – United States, California

San Pedro - Latitude 33-44 N, Longitude 118-17 W ( D-M )
Reference:http://www.astro.com/cgi-bin/atlw3/aq.cgi?country_list=&expr=san+pedro&lang=e

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 33.74 N, Longitude 118.28 W ( D.% )


12-12-1965
CISU Case # 025
Location: Capri (NA)
CISU Classification: B ( Objects that fall or dive into water )
Evaluation: Probable parachute

*** An object similar to a parachute was seen falling into the sea.                                       

This reference: USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) © 1996 by Marco Bianchini. http://www.cisu.org/

      Original reference: “Corriere di Informazione” of 12/13-14/1965

                                    “Corriere della Sera” of 12/14/1965
                                    “Carlino Sera” of 12/13/1965
                                    “Roma” of 12/13/1965

                                     Crashcat case no. 075

UFOCAT PRN - NONE

Europe – Italy, Napoli

Capri - Latitude 40-33 N, Longitude 14-14 E ( D-M )
This reference: Italy Gazetteer, United States Board On Geographical Names, Department of the Interior, Washington D.C., August 1956.