Case # Roll # Date Time Nearest Island/Country Location Ocean Witness / Ship Type of Vessel BB Unknown Number of Objects Object Shape Object Size Object Lights/Color OL Code Object Motion/ Behavior Object Propulsion OB Code Distance to Object BB Classification OriginalReport Quality New Report Quality Sighting Duration No. of Witnesses Who Reported Total Quality Location+ Time Given? Angular Size Given? Duration*Elev* Direction Duration Given? Elevation and Direction Given? Angle of Observation Course Reporting Method Rule Invoked Priority Level of Naval Message Naval Message included in BB Files Copies of Report to Degree Symbol Latitude Degrees Latitude Minutes Lt Longitude Degrees Longitude Minutes Lg Comments
1 3 15-Oct-48 22:20 GMT Off Norfolk, VA 36°42'N  74°40'W A SS Gulfport Civil   1 Nearly as moon Not Reported Bright 1 Straight course Not Reported 2 Not Reported Probably balloon Poor Poor 50 min 1 Master of ship 0 1 0 0 1 0 Not Reported SE Direct to BB None N/A N/A Not Available ° 36 42 N 74 40 W  
2 7 04-Aug-50 10:00 EDT North Atlantic 39°35'N  72°24.5'W A MV Marcala Civil X 1 ovular cylindrical; elliptical 10 ft diameter? Shiny aluminum color and sparkled in the sunlight 6 Straight course 400 to 500 mph 2 50 to 100 ft above Water; closest to ship was 1000 ft Unknown VG Good 15 sec or 1.5 min? 3 Master of ship, 3rd Mate and Chief Mate 1 1 1 1 1 1 70 deg NE Investigated by 2 Intelligence Officers who wrote Information Report None N/A N/A State, Army, Navy, Air ° 39 35 N 72 24.5 W  
3 7 07-Aug-50 08/ 03:50 GMT (19:50 local) From San Francisco to Balboa, Panama Canal 21°50'N  108°45'W P MV Minerva Civil   1 Flaming aerial body half size of setting sun glowing frontal dark and backwards flaming body 1 Straight course; unbelievable speed Orange-yellow colored tail in the rear 2   Meteor Fair Fair Seconds 4 Master R. Wolport, Chief Mate, A.B. seaman, & Engineer 1 1 1 1 1 1 45 deg NE Civilian report to Ship Agents in Panama Canal/ Investigated by DIO, 15th Naval District None N/A N/A CIA, State, DI USAF, G2 USAF, JCincPac, ComNavFor Ger ° 21 50 N 108 45 W  
4 8 24-Feb-51 24/ 02:44 GMT 157.06' W  21.32' N 21°32'N  157°6'W P SS Hawaiian Logger  Civil   1 cylindrical  Not Reported Dark cylindrical object with reddish tail 6 Straight course; slower than meteor appeared like rocket in controlled flight 2   Insufficient Data Fair Poor Not Reported 1 Second Mate Froyland 0 1 0 0 0 0   ESE Spot Intelligence Report from Headquarters Pacific Division (MATS) by 14th Naval District ONI, C-3 Restricted Movement Report Center, Hawaiian Sea Frontier N/A N/A Office of Intelligence Officer, Pacific Division, MATS, Hickam AFB ° 21 32 N 157 6 W  
5 10 11-Jun-52 09:20 GMT (4:25 local) Returning from the Bahamas 33°0'  75°25' A SS Nassau Civil   1 rectangular 20 inches square rectangular yellowish body and a copper green tail  6 Straight course copper green tail (no exhaust trail) 2 6 to 10 miles from Ship; 200 yards above sea level Possibly Meteor Fair Fair 3-4 seconds 1 Civilian 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 to 10 miles from Ship; 200 yards above sea level E Civilian called USAF Inspector General AFR 205-1 N/A N/A Inspector General at the Coutner Intelligence Div., sent letter to Colletion Division, Directorate of Intelligence ° 33 0   75 25    
6 15 14-Sep-52 22:13 local North of Island of Bernholm during Operation Mainbrace in North Atlantic 55°29'N  14°52.5'E A Danish Destroyer - Operation Mainbrace Danish Navy X 3 3 objects moving in triangular formation; Bluish glowing triangle Not Reported Bluish glowing triangle with white light from exhaust 2 Object changed bearing from 320 to 240 in 5-10 seconds; 932 mph   3 1,000 meter Altitude Unknown Fair Poor Not Reported 1 Lt. Commander, 2nd in Command of Danish Destroyer 0 1 0 0 0 1 40-50 deg S Telegraph from CNO Washington DC None N/A N/A CINCLANFLT/ENT AFB/ ATIC WPAFB ° 55 29 N 14 52.5 E  
7 15 30-Sep-52 Not Reported Ocean Station UNCLE °'  °' A Ocean Station UNCLE from USCG Coast Guard   1 luminous grayish disc 500 to 600 ft in diameter luminous grayish disc 6 Hovered between the clouds a few minutes then started moving  started moving slowly then rapidly to 800 mph 6 Altitude = 5000 ft; 2 miles from ship Aircraft Good Poor few mintutes 3+ Coast Guard Commanding Officer, TANEY (WPG-37) George D. Symon 0 0 1 0 1 0 5000 ft Elevation two miles from ship None Reported USCG letter to WPAFB None N/A N/A Commander 12 th Coast Guard Distrit and then on to ATIC °             Case is of an actual Aircraft sighting that was confused as a flying disk.
8 19 10-Nov-53 21:00 GMT Off Coast of Greenland 60°10'N  37°50'W A MS Imanak Civil   1 Light as large as planet in flight As large as Big Planet Not Reported 1 Straight course Fast speed 2 High Altitude Insufficient Data Poor Poor 4 minutes 1 Captain of civilian ship 0 1 1 0 1 0   240 TRUE Danish Naval Headquarters to USAB Greenland ADOIN 1845 N/A N/A Emergency report to numerous AF Bases ° 60 10 N 37 50 W  
9 20 04-Apr-54 18:35 GMT 44.10' W  40.38' N 40°38'N  44°10'W A  MV El Cafetero Civil   1 Balloon-like Very large Not Reported 1 Moving against wind White smoke under object 2 Not Reported Probably Balloon Poor Poor Not Reported 2+ SGD Hein Pedersen Master of Ship; observed by several 0 1 0 0 0 0   SE Civilian contacted HQ USAF Washington DC who then forwarded to ATIC None N/A N/A COMAIRDEFCON ENT AFB Colorado ° 40 38 N 44 10 W  
10 21 12-Aug-54 12/05:55 GMT (20:55 local) Ship anchored off Yoron-Jima 27°2'N  128°27'E P SS Docteur Angier Civil X 1 100 ft diameter ellipse about length of 5 cent piece held at arm's length; then size of basketball when over ship Circle was bright blue, reddish at the inside of the circle and jet black inside the circle of light. 6 Approached ship, slowed down and rose rapidly None 3 200-300 ft above sea Unidentified VG Good but Duration Given Not Reported 2 Mr. Percharde & Kosei Makamoto 0 1 1 0 0 1 From 0 deg to 30 deg SW Civilians were interrogated by USAF Intelligence in Okinawa AFR 200-2 N/A N/A Report sent to 20th Air Force and FEAF ° 27 2 N 128 27 E Air Intelligence Information Report was filled out.
11 22 07-Apr-55 21:15 GMT 65.22'55" W  18.07'5" N 18°7'N  65°22'W A CTG 45.2 (Commander Task Group) USN   1 Circular larger than moon bluish silver 1 Hovered for 10 seconds, then departed   5   Insufficient Data Poor Poor 30 sec 40 40 men 0 1 1 0 1 0     Telegram from CTG 45.2 to COMCARISEAFRON Not Reported N/A No ENT AFB CJOLO/ ATIC ° 18 7 N 65 22 W  
12 24 21-Sep-55 23:00 GMT 36.3' N  73.55' W 36°3'N  73°55'W A SS Alcoa Pegasus Civil   1 Strange glowing     1 Upward slowly and circular motion   2 23 degrees Altitude Possibly Balloon (Moby Dick High Balloon) Fair Poor 10 minutes 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0 23 deg   Telegram from ship to CEOMEASTSEAFROM FLYOBRPT / AFL 200-5 N/A N/A DIRINTELL HQ USAF/ATIC/ ° 36 3 N 73 55 W  
13 24 21-Jan-56 08:04 GMT 210 miles SE Bermuda 29°40'N  62°0'W A Danish Ship, Danfjord Civil   1 round   like a star 1 Object was falling, then hovered for 2 seconds, then made abrupt right angle change to the North. tail like a red flame 6   Possibly Meteor Fair Fair 8 seconds 1 Ship's Second Mate 1 1 1 1 1 1 60 deg to 20 deg N All information was taken from the ship's Log. From District Intelligence Officer, 6th Naval District to Director of Naval Intelligence ONI Instruction 03820.19B & ONI Instruction 08320.17C   N/A   ° 29 40 N 62 0 W  
14 26 20-Sep-56 21/ 05:15 GMT 35 N  131.15' W 35°0'N  131°15'W P USS Takelma /         CTF 31 USN   1 rocket shape size of dime Black object with no lights 6 600 mph left vapor trail 2 Not Reported Insufficient Data Poor Poor 11 seconds 3 CO, OOD, Lookout 0 1 1 0 1 0   190 dgr True Telegraph from CTF 31 to RJEDEN/CINCONAD Not Reported   N/A   ° 35 0 N 131 15 W  
15 27 06-May-57 20:18 GMT 26.38'N  23.22'W 26°38'N  23°22'W A SS Hunters Point (Civilian Ship) Civil   1 circular shape   Black center 6 Straight course Brilliant fiery emission forming a ring around it 2 Not Reported Possible Comet Poor Poor Not Reported 3+ All mates and Radio officer (JB Morton -Master) 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 deg 57 min Altitude 282 dgr True Civilian report  - from HYDRT WashDC to HQ USAF None Routine N/A   ° 26 38 N 23 22 W  
16 29 05-Nov-57 23:40 GMT SSW of New Orleans 27°50'N  91°12'W A SS Hampton Roads Civil   1 Round glowing object Not Reported edges were brighter than center 1 Straight course   2 Not Reported Insufficient Data Poor Poor 10 minutes 5 Chief Mate, 2nd Mate, 3rd Mate, Radio Operator and Chief Eng.. 0 1 0 1 1 1 62 deg NNE From SS Hampton Roads to COMEASTSEAFRON then to USAF HQ MERINT N/A N/A   ° 27 50 N 91 12 W  
17 29 05-Nov-57 05:10 GMT 200 miles S of New Orleans 25°47'N  89°24'W A SS Sebago (USCG) Coast Guard   4 3 Radar Targets and 1 Egg shaped visual Brilliant planet   Radar Visual target was flying straight/ 2nd Radar target was Circular pattern/3rd Radar was hovering No vapor trails 2 R1 = 14 to 2 miles / R2 = 22 to 55 miles / R3 = 7 to 175 miles  / Visual =3 sec Meteor & anomalous radar propagation Good Good R1 = 1 min / R2 = 2 min / R3 = 17 min / Visual =3 sec 4 Ens. Wayne Schotley/ Navigator Lt. Donald Schaefer/ QM-1 Kenneth Smith/ Radarman Thomas Kirk 1 1 1 1 1 1 Visual sighting at 31 deg elev.  S and N From COMDR 657th ACWRON to COMDR ADC ENT AFB AFR 200-2 N/A N/A   ° 25 47 N 89 24 W Good follow up investigation was done.
18 29 06-Nov-57 20:20 GMT Off coast of N. Carolina 35°22'N  74°14'W A Civilian Ship Civil   1 Large pink illumination 1/4 Hemisphere   1 Like Ionized Gas   1   Aurora Poor Poor 10 min/ reappeared 4 min later N/A Not Available 0 1 0 0 1 0   N From COMCFECR to Air Tech Intel Center None N/A N/A   ° 35 22 N 74 14 W  
19 29 06-Nov-57 01:40 GMT North Atlantic Ocean Not Reported A Civilian Ship Civil   1 Bright red areas     1     1   Aurora Poor Poor Not Reported N/A Not Available 0 0 0 0 0 0   North in East West Direction BB Index Card Only None N/A N/A                  
20 32 16-Jan-58 12:00 Local Trindade Island - 600 miles East of Rio de Janeiro °'  °' A Almirante Saldanha Brazil Navy   1 Disk     6     3   Hoax Fair Poor Not Reported 3 Brazilian Navy 0 1 0 0 0 1 Available via Photos Available via Photos ONI Information Report based on report from US Naval Attaché at Rio None N/A N/A   °              
21 32 24-Apr-58 02:45 GMT SE of Newfoundland 45°5'N  49°45'W A SS American Hunter Civil   1 Streak Not Reported Mostly white; slightly orange 1 Straight course With a smoke trail 2 Not Reported Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 1 From OIN4271 to HQ 26th AIRDIV 0 1 0 0 0 0   SE to NW Telex to ATIC from HQ 26th AIRDIV Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 45 5 N 49 45 W  
22 32 25-Apr-58 23:33 GMT Atlantic Ocean 38°0'N  54°30'W A SS Cocle Civil   1 Cigar Not Reported Bluish Color 6 Straight course   2 Very High Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 From OFEIN-OI 126 - Message received from Eastern Sea Frontier by Master of ship 0 1 0 0 0 0   North Telex from COMCFECR to ATIC Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 38 0 N 54 30 W  
23 33 30-May-58 11:45 GMT Approx. 765 miles West of North Africa 24°42'N  32°46'W A USCG Ship Coast Guard   1 Shooting flame & white smoke Not Reported Shooting flame & white smoke 1 Falling   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 From CCGD Seven Miami FL 0 1 0 0 0 0   West Telex from USCG to HQ USAF Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 24 42 N 32 46 W  
24 33 02-Jul-58 21:15 GMT East of Ascension Island 10°20'S  9°25'W A SS African Planet Civil   1 Bright red missile Not Reported Bright red 1 Disintegrated in mid air Not Reported 2 Not Reported Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   East Message from ship was sent to Navy and relayed to Intell by Command Post.  Report collected by Staff Duty Officer Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 10 20 S 9 25 W  
25 33 17-Jul-58 09:10 GMT 76'5  16' 16°0'N  76°5'W A USCGC Santa Cecilia Coast Guard   1 Undetermined Not Reported Surrounded by White haze 2 Object heading east, then turned NE 3 white lights emanating from main body appeared to be two light rays, one at least 8 degrees in length 3 Not Reported Insufficient Data Poor Poor 8 min 4 Chief Radio Officer, Second Mate, and 2 ABS on bridge watch 0 1 0 0 1 0   varied NE Master sent message to USCG then US Coast Guard COMDT to Bolling AFB Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 16 0 N 76 5 W  
26 33 20-Jul-58 03:28 GMT 100-135 miles SE Azores 37°33'N  20°30'W AC USCG Cutter Eagle Coast Guard   1 Undetermined Mag greater than planet Bright object/ shined through overcast 1 High speed   2 Not Reported Meteor Poor Poor 10 sec 1 Not Reported 0 1 1 0 1 0   E USCG sent report to COM EAST AREA Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 37 33 N 20 30 W  
27 33 13-Aug-58 23:35 GMT North of Azores 45°20'N  31°0'W A SS Marine Progress Civil   1 White pulsating light Not Reported   3 Great speed and pulsating every 8 seconds   2 Overhead at great height Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 3 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   SSE From COMR ADC to COMDR ATIC/ Report from COMEASTAREA Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 45 20 N 31 0 W  
28 33 24-Aug-58 16:28 GMT East of Norfolk, VA 36°42'N  70°25'W A M/V Urania Civil   1 Bright Burning Object Not Reported Bright white light 1 Falling East to NE   2 Not Reported Insufficient Data Poor Poor 30-45 sec 1 2nd Officer Erik Lindquinst 0 1 0 0 1 0   NE Ship reported sighting to USCG New York then to COMEASTAREA Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 36 42 N 70 25 W  
29 34 17-Sep-58 8:05 GMT 48'00  35'00 35°0'  48°0' A Ocean Station Echo Coast Guard   1 Bright white light   Bright white 1 Constant position angle   2 Not Reported Insufficient Data Poor Poor 2 min 1 Not Reported 0 1 0 1 1 1 20 deg NE From OSE to COMESTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 35 0   48 0    
30 34 09-Oct-58 Not Given Gulf of Campeche, Mexico 19°41'N  93°31'W MX Shrimp-boat Kaskmer Civil   1 cylinder with cone 4 ft in diameter/ 4ft submerged and 4ft of cone shaped nose above water/ 8 ft long painted red 6 floating object   1 Close range Floating Buoy Good Poor 1 hour 1 Captain of Shrimp Boat 0 0 1 0 1 0 Floating   Capt. Walter Kirkconnel called USCG vessel by Radio Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 19 41 N 93 31 W Witness was never interviewed, but Air Force spent significant time investigating case.  NAVY and USCG did not care much for this case.
31 34 19-Oct-58 00:40 GMT Atlantic (From Norfolk VA to Bremen, Germany 46°7'N  19°25'W A MV Coolsingel Civil   1 2 spheres attached by tube between thumb and forefinger Very white bright sphere with lights like portholes  6 Came out of clouds, cross near across the ship, went back into clouds with short reddish tail like a rocket 3 Quite low/ below clouds (1,000 to 2,000 meters) Meteor Good Good 5 to 7 sec 2 J. Van Tiel - 2n Officer and Spanish sailor lookout J. Del Rio Fiera 1 1 1 1 1 1 Quite low/ below clouds (1,000 to 2,000 meters) Nearly  overhead 200 deg   MERINT N/A N/A   ° 46 7 N 19 25 W  
32 34 21-Oct-58 00:45 GMT East of Brazil - Atlantic Ocean 29°2'N  2°28'W A M/S Cometa Civil   1 Luminous object full moon but w/stronger light Object flared up for a moment now and then 1 Terrific speed   2   Probably Meteor Poor Fair 5 sec 2 3rd Mate and other crew 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 deg over horizon North Telegram received by Embassy CIA/ Commercial Telegraph from Norway Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 29 2 N 2 28 W  
33 34 06-Dec-58 21:08 GMT West of Alesund, Norway/ West of Namsos, Norway 62°30'N  5°4'E A Swedish Fishing Vessels: Vitofors and Kuikkjokk Civil   1 Strong greenish light     1 Great speed/ Object exploded or disintegrated in flight   2 Great height Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 2 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 1 20 deg over horizon West to SW US Naval Attached - Oslo Norway Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 62 30 N 5 4 E  
34 35 22-Feb-59 05:30 GMT 60 miles East of Puerto Rico 19°10'N  57°30'W A MV Colytto Civil   1 Round 3 ft in diameter Reddish-orange 1 Object was on collision course with ship, made gradual right turn before arriving overhead then gradually turned left and resumed original course steaming tail of gaseous flame 3 7,500 ft Missile Fair Fair 5 min, 1 min, and 45 sec 3 Second Mate  Mr. Vrie, Fourth Mate Mr. Bakker, Ordinary Seaman (Crew at Dutch merchant vessel) 1 1 1 1 1 1 7,500 ft overhead West From CMDR 5700th AB Group , Albrook AFB Canal Zone to ATIC AFR 200-2A N/A N/A   ° 19 10 N 57 30 W  
35 36 22-Apr-59 19:50 GMT Between Portugal and Morocco 35°56'N  8°1.5'W A SS Ocean Star King Civil   1 Fireball Very large   1 Curve track   2 25 deg altitude Meteor Fair Poor 4 sec 1 No Details 0 1 0 1 1 1 25 deg altitude North COMEASTAREA NY to ATIC Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 35 56 N 8 1.5 W  
36 36 29-May-59 01:30 GMT Hawaiian Islands - North Pacific 25°12'N  163°50'W Hawaii USS Newell USN   3 Flaming meteors     1 Object fell ahead of ship   2 From elevation 40 deg to about 10 deg Meteor Poor Poor 30 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 1 1 1 From elevtion 40 deg to about 10 deg Not Given From USS Newell direct Telex to ATIC Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 25 12 N 163 50 W  
37 36 31-May-59 09:00 GMT Hawaiian Islands - North Pacific 24°0'N  162°50'W Hawaii USS Plumas County steaming in company of USS Lincoln County and USS St. Clair County USN   1 White glow   first glowed dimly then brightened as if exploding then disappeared 1     2   Meteor Poor Poor 3 sec 3 3 ships simultaneously 0 1 0 0 1 0   E to W USS Plumas County (LST) Telex directly to ATIC WPAFB Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 24 0 N 162 50 W  
38 36 30-May-59 19:45 GMT Hawaiian Islands - North Pacific 21°40'N  149°24'W Hawaii USS Denald County USN   1 Bright meteor   brightened considerable as it fell 1   leaving red trail & finally disintegrating into shower of red pieces 2   Meteor Poor Poor 6 sec 1 No Details 0 1 0 1 1 1 Altitude= 43 deg WNW USS Denald County (LST) Telex directly to ATIC WPAFB Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 21 40 N 149 24 W  
39 36 09-Jul-59 01:00 GMT Ocho Rios, Bahamas / SE of Florida  21°13'N  68°24'W A SS Esso Stockholm Civil   1 rocket shape Large w/ lights when passing overhead 2   Heavy Tail 2   Missile Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 1 Altitude= 10 deg 120 deg From Coast Guard Division 7 in Miami, FL Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 21 13 N 68 24 W  
40 36 09-Jul-59 01:30 GMT Ocho Rios, Bahamas / SE of Florida  26°5'N  73°5'W A SS Caltex Auckland Civil   1 rocket shape   w/ three lights  2     2   Missile Poor Poor 10 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   East From Coast Guard Division 7 in Miami, FL MERINT N/A N/A   ° 26 5 N 73 5 W  
41 36 09-Jul-59 01:10 GMT Ocho Rios, Bahamas / SE of Florida  26°49'N  73°39'W A MS/S Allobrogia Civil   1 rocket shape   w/ three lights  over vessel 2     2   Missile Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   East From Coast Guard Division 7 in Miami, FL MERINT N/A N/A   ° 26 49 N 73 39 W  
42 36 28-Jul-59 04:13 GMT East of Florida 29°50'N  79°25'W A USS Robinson USN   1 bright white light Object grew larger as it moved across ship; size of a quarter white light surrounded by an orange glow 1 traveling upward   2 25,000 ft Missile Good Good 2.5 min 3 Student on Quartermaster Watch (Hoskins), OOD, and BM3 1 1 1 1 1 1 25,000 ft 250 deg Civilian from Naval Reserve reporting directly to ATIC Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 29 50 N 79 25 W The USS Robinson did not report this sighting to BB.  It was reported by a civilian.  Odd? Student filled out full ATIC UFO Report.
43 36 09-Sep-59 07:20 GMT 10 miles East of Florida 25°50'N  80°1.5'W A CGC Androscoggin Coast Guard   1 two stage rocket     6 Altitude and speed high   2   Missile Poor Poor 3.0 min 1 USCG 0 1 0 0 1 0   SE From USCGC Androscoggin to COMEASTSEAFRON MERINT N/A N/A   ° 25 50 N 80 1.5 W  
44 37 30-Sep-59 10/1/ 01:30 GMT West Coast of Florida 28°12'N  85°15'W FL CGC Nemesis Coast Guard   1 Brilliant Flare     1     2   Flare Poor Poor 30-40 min 3+ USCG + numerous other fishing vessels 0 1 0 1 1 1 25 deg altitude SE USCG Cutter to USCG Dist. 7th then to CINCONADCOM Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 28 12 N 85 15 W  
45 37 06-Oct-59 6:01 GMT Approx. 115 miles East of Cape Canaveral, FL 28°54'N  78°28'W A MV Defender Civil   1 Glowing object surrounded by reddish yellow halo or light   Flashing white light seen for a few seconds 3     2 Altitude = 28,000 ft Missile Poor Poor Not Reported 1 USCG 0 1 0 0 0 0   East by North USCG to CG Dist. 7th then to CINCONADCOM Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 28 54 N 78 28 W  
46 37 21-Oct-59 05:07 GMT 380 miles East of Langley AFB, VA °'  °' A USS Skywatcher USN   1 Tear Shape   Bluish White 1 Appeared to burn out with vapors following 2   Meteor Poor Poor 10 sec 1 Seaman W.J. Lawrence 0 1 0 0 1 0   West From COMDR NAYDS McGuire AFB New Jersey to ATIC AFR 200-2 N/A N/A   °              
47 37 01-Nov-59 23:20 GMT Atlantic Ocean 31°14'N  61°57'W A MV Rio de LaPlata Civil   1 Bright object   White blue of great intensity 1   red gas wake remained for 20 min 2 Altitude = 22 deg Meteor Poor Poor 20 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 1 1 1 Altitude = 22 deg Falling From ship to CG District 5 then to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 31 14 N 61 57 W  
48 37 08-Nov-59 08:25 GMT NE of Hawaii 37°8'N  169°52'W P SS City of Almaco Civil   1 Bright object   Emitted 3 flashes 3 Object made low arc and  struck water   2 4 miles North of position Probably Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 3 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   Falling From ship to Hawaii Air Defense Division MERINT N/A N/A   ° 37 8 N 169 52 W Object hit water
49 37 17-Nov-59 04:40 GMT 320 miles East of Nanteo, NC Not Given A USS Skywatcher USN   1 Tear drop shape size of pea Greenish light 1 Faded out with added brightness Smoky trail 2   Meteor Poor Poor 1 to 1.5 sec 2 P.N. Frederick (Standby Lookout) & A.P. Narvesan (Security Watch) 0 1 1 0 1 0   South From ship to COMDR NY Air Def Sect McGuire AFB NJ then to ATIC AFR 200-2 N/A N/A   °              
50 37 25-Nov-59 00:45 GMT Atlantic Ocean 11°55'N  73°15'W A SS Santa Monica Civil   1 Bright fiery object     1 Exploded and burst like roman candle   2   Meteor Poor Poor 4 sec 1 Master of ship 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev = 45 deg East From Ship to COMEASTSEAFRON MERINT N/A N/A   ° 11 55 N 73 15 W  
51 37 10-Mar-60 02:34 GMT Gulf of Mexico 26°29'N  87°47'W A USCG Cutter Cahoone Coast Guard   1 Flash   bright light 1   with trail 2   Probably Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 3 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 1 Altitude = 40 deg South From CG Cutter to COMDR 2047th AACS AACS SQ Maxwell AFB Alabama Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 26 29 N 87 47 W  
52 38 01-Apr-60 09:12 GMT ENE of Hawaii 26°0'N  147°17'W P SS Lurilane Civil   1 Very bright object   lighted sea for 12 miles 1 lower and slower than meteor   2   Meteor Poor Poor 10 sec 1 Ship 0 1 0 0 1 0   Descending Ship report sent to Hawaii DEF Div Wheeler AFB MERINT N/A N/A   ° 26 0 N 147 17 W  
53 38 08-Apr-60 07:30 GMT West of Hawaiian Islands 25°34.5'N  179°53'E P Commander Task Unit 32.0.4 USN   1 Bright object tail was 10 deg long; body appeared to be about the size of a dime Blue and red object with blue tail 1 disappeared over clouds   2   Probably Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Altitude = 25 deg SE to NE From CTU to CINCPACFLT Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 25 34.5 N 179 53 E  
54 38 11-May-60 07:06 GMT WSW of Hawaiian Islands Not Reported P USS Navasota USN   1 Meteor like object tail same size as head/ pea size red head and bluish white tail 1 Diminished in brilliance until it disappeared   2   Probably Meteor Poor Poor 5 sec 1 No Details 0 0 1 0 1 0   South From NAVASOTA to PACAF OPNAVINST 3820.9 / CINCPACFLTINST 3820.3 N/A N/A   °              
55 38 25-Jun-60 00:34 GMT Vicinity of Ascension Island Not Reported A Operations Range Vessel - ORV Whiskey USN   1 Bright glow    Light was white or yellowish and appeared to radiate in 360 deg circle 1     1 100 yards from Data Cassette to be recovered in the ocean Flare Good Poor 10 sec 5 1 Aircrafts with 2 witnesses and one ship with 3 witnesses; PAA Diver, RCA Photographer & Recovery Specialist 0 1 0 1 1 1 Floating 100 yards from boat and 25 deg off starboard Manager of Operations Planning sent letter to   AF Missile Test Center , Patrick AFB , Florida Not Reported N/A N/A   °             Interesting case of UFO floating on water and then taking off.  Poor Data Quality Report but good investigation.
56 38 25-Jun-60 00:15 GMT Vicinity of West Indies 18°0'N  54°10'W A ESSO Manchester Civil   1 Fairly brilliant Brighter than Mars Yellow 1 Climb at fast speed   2   Missile - Titan Missile from Cape Canaveral Poor Poor Not Reported 7 4 MERINT Reports from Sea / 1 from Airlines /1 from Nassau Cay/ 1 San Juan CG 0 1 1 0 0 0   120 deg Ship to COMEASTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 18 0 N 54 10 W Excellent example of Merint Reports Working to describe UFO
  38 25-Jun-60 00:12 GMT Vicinity of West Indies 22°6'N  69°1'W A FPZT Junon Civil   1 UFO     N/A     N/A   Missile Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   W to E Ship to COMEASTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 22 6 N 69 1 W  
  38 25-Jun-60 00:15 GMT Vicinity of West Indies 29°23'N  65°35'W A Polyclipper Leap Civil   1 Bright body     1     2   Missile Poor Poor 10 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   110 deg Ship to COMEASTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 29 23 N 65 35 W  
  38 25-Jun-60 00:17 GMT Vicinity of West Indies 26°5'N  69°28'W A SS Soya Pacific Civil   1 Satellite     1     2   Missile Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0     Ship to COMEASTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 26 5 N 69 28 W  
57 38 05-Jul-60 16:30 GMT 145'50E  39'20N = Aircraft Location 23°59'N  175°20'E P NWA Civilian A/C and Navy Ship USS Noble USN   1 Steady white light size and shape of faint star   1 High rate of speed   2   Missile Poor Poor Not Reported 3 Pilot from Northwest Airlines and US Navy Ship (Quartermaster and Seaman) 0 1 1 0 0 1 Alt = 30 deg NW to SE Ship report to CINCPACFLT Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 23 59 N 175 20 E Missile was USSR Rocket/ Reports sent to Cambridge Research Center (Project Space Track) - Laurence G. Hanscom and to Moon Dust
58 39 29-Jul-60 19:04 GMT Atlantic Ocean Location Not Given A SS Exilona Civil   1 Oblong   silver gray 6   Contrail lasted 3 hrs 2   Missile Poor Poor 3 min 1 Master of ship 0 0 0 0 1 0     Ship to COMASDEFORLANT Not Reported       °             Polaris Test 2793
59 39 06-Aug-60 23:00 GMT Atlantic off Florida 29°57'N  79°42'W A USCG Ship Bethex Coast Guard   1 White colored flare   with green projectile 20 ft from flare 2 Stationary Projectile being 3 inches in diameter and 3 ft long 1 2 to 3 miles NE of flare Sonobuoy Poor Poor 2 hours 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0     From Coast Guard Seven to COMDR 32 NORAD RGN DIR of Intell Dobins AFB GA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 29 57 N 79 42 W ASW Force Jacksonville conducting search
60 39 10-Aug-60 22:54 GMT Atlantic Ocean 24°10'N  49°17'W A NRI Itacielo Civil   1 Green light     1 Moving Fast Followed by white smoke 2   Missile Poor Poor 11 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 1 1 1 Alt = 41 deg NW to SE From ship to COMANDER East Area MERINT N/A N/A   ° 24 10 N 49 17 W Missile test from Cape Canaveral Test 2818
61 39 26-Aug-60 19:40 GMT North of Midway Island 33°55'N  137°32'E P USS Higbee USN   1 Object w/brightness of 1st mag star     1     2   Echo I Poor Fair 10 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Alt = 10 deg SW to NE From USS Higbee to COMSEVENTHFLT/ 5th AF Japan / From COMBARPAC to ATIC CIRVIS Not Reported Yes   ° 33 55 N 137 32 E Evaluated by Navy as possible Communications balloon of satellite - why sent to ATIC
62 39 29-Aug-60 11:16 GMT  Vicinity of Taiwan 24°41.5'N  119°38.8'E FA USS Boyd USN   1 Round size of pinhead white object; bright as planet 1 Disappeared over horizon   2   Echo I Poor Fair 4 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Alt = 35 deg NE From Ship to US Taiwan JOC Taipei Taiwan CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3   N/A   ° 24 41.5 N 119 38.8 E  
63 40 03-Sep-60 11:24 GMT Vicinity of Taiwan 24°20'N  114°0'E FA USS Boyd USN   1 Round size of pinhead white object; bright as planet 1 Disappeared in low clouds   2   Echo I Poor Poor 11 min 3 Capt. B.U. Smith, CDR H.C. Behner, and Watch Personnel 0 1 1 0 1 0   ESE   CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3   N/A   ° 24 20 N 114 0 E  
64 40 08-Sep-60 08:15 GMT North of Hawaiian Islands 30°0'N  162°39.5'W P USS Newell USN   1 Brilliant Object   Yellow green 1 Traveling S to N   2   Probably Meteor Poor Poor 5 sec 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   N From ship to COMBARPAC MERINT   N/A   ° 30 0 N 162 39.5 W  
65 40 16-Sep-60 10:10 GMT Close to Puerto Rico 11°15'N  78°53'W PR SS Santa Ana Civil   1 UFO     N/A Lost from sight in low clouds   N/A   1960 Epsilon Reentry Poor Poor Not Reported 1 Ship 0 1 0 0 0 1 Alt = 3.2 deg From 20 deg to 80 deg From Ship to COMASDEFORLANT MERINT   N/A   ° 11 15 N 78 53 W This report is buried in the Sep.15,1960 report from Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico.  Time is different not 00:30 GMT
  40 16-Sep-60 10:00 GMT Close to Puerto Rico 19°20'N  75°3'W PR USS Geiger USN   1 Disk Shape Large Brightly illuminated 6 200 mph/ appeared hovering at times and changing direction   6   1960 Epsilon Reentry Poor Poor 30 min 1 Ship 0 1 0 0 1 0 Medium Altitude E From Ship to COMASDEFORLANT MERINT   N/A   ° 19 20 N 75 3 W This report is buried in the Sep.15,1960 report from Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico.  Time is different not 00:30 GMT
66 40 24-Sep-60 00:55 GMT Off North Coast of Labrador (2nd ship at 57'20"N 60'30"W) 58°35'N  62°40'W A SS Gannet & SS Algareen Civil   1 Cylinder-like Larger than Aircraft with 5 port holes like lights along side.   6 Object approached the surface of the ocean at an angle, hit, and disappeared under the water. No Exhaust 2 15 miles south of ship Probably Meteor Fair Poor Not Reported 2 3rd Mate on the Gannet and First Mate on the Algareen 0 1 1 0 0 1 Alt = 45 deg ends a 0 deg E to W Canadian Ships reporting to COMDR Goose NORAD Sector Gosse AFB Labrador Canadian   N/A   ° 58 35 N 62 40 W Canadian Dept. of Transport sent ship to search area. Ship was the Nanook.  Object hit water.
67 40 18-Oct-60 09:26 GMT NE of Bermuda 37°14.8'N  59°3.5'W A USS Mullinnix (Part of Task Group 20.9) USN   1 Bright Light Same size and intensity as Cappella   1 Stationary for 5 min then moved to NE   5   Insufficient Data Poor Poor 10 min 1 Only 1 witness amongst group of ships 0 1 1 0 1 0   NE ONI Report by LCDR USN H.C. Qudley Not Reported   N/A   ° 37 14.8 N 59 3.5 W  
68 41 05-Dec-60 11:48 GMT Japan 34°7'N  140°27'E P USS Gunston Hall USN   1 Spherical object size of pea bright red 1 Fell straight down; appeared to breakup and extinguish rapidly. tail streaming behind diminishing in brightness, length about  width of silver dollar 2   Meteor Fair Fair 4-5 sec 2 A.H. Clark Lt. USN on Duty as officer of the Deck and V.A. Walker GMC USN Junior Officer of the Deck 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 50 deg N Ship report to 5th Air Force Fuchu Air Station Japan; Naval Message to PACAF Hickam AFB/CINCPACFLT/CNO Moon Dust Priority Yes   ° 34 7 N 140 27 E Ship sends report to Moon Dust Command and Project Space Track
69 41 06-Dec-60 11:18 GMT Japan 33°50'N  142°20'E P USS Gunston Hall USN   1 Bright object Pinhead size Incandescent white with white tail 1 Disappeared by breaking up and extinguishing Tail length about width of baseball 2   Probably Meteor Fair Fair 2 sec 2 J.S. Eckenrod LTJG USN on Duty as Officer of the Deck and by 4 deck seaman on watch 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 30 deg WSW Naval message from ship to CG USAFPAC/Others Not Reported Priority Yes   ° 33 50 N 142 20 E  
70 41 19-Dec-60 09:21 GMT SE Guam 11°41'N  147°4'E P USS Haverfield USN   1 Satellite like   1st Magnitude star 1 Straight Flight   2   Satellite Fair Fair 19 min 3 CO, XO, OMD-PSOS 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev = 15 deg SE Ship to Andersen AFB Guam then ATIC based on AFR 200-2 CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3   N/A   ° 11 41 N 147 4 E  
71 41 10-Jan-61 17:44 GMT Atlantic 19°48'N  73°40'W A USS Franklin D. Roosevelt USN   1       N/A Speed = 3960 knots   N/A Picked by Radar SPS 12 Track Missile Poor Poor 1 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   South   CINCLANTFLT INST 03360.2C   N/A   ° 19 48 N 73 40 W Polaris Missile from Cape Canaveral
72 41 14-Jan-61 05:17 GMT Pacific Ocean 53°35'N  162°0'W P SS Ocean Mail Civil   1 Bright object   Great brilliance 1 Moving Easterly    2   Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 1 Master 0 1 0 0 0 1 Elev. = 55 deg East Ship report to COMNAVDEFEASTPAC MERINT Operational Immediate Yes   ° 53 35 N 162 0 W  
73 41 24-Jan-61 22:05 GMT 3 Ships in Atlantic - US East Coast 23°55'N  58°25'W A SS Zephyros Civil   1 Illuminated body   Surrounded by cloud of smoke 1 Falling   2   Missile Poor Poor 3 min 1 Master 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev = 60 deg SE   MERINT   N/A   ° 23 55 N 58 25 W Cape Canaveral fired Atlas rocket a few minute before sighting
  41 24-Jan-61 22:05 GMT 3 Ships in Atlantic - US East Coast 24°15'N  56°25'W A German Tanker Arie Boettger Civil   1 Irregular flying object   Glowing and smoking 1     2   Missile Poor Poor 5 min 1 Master 0 1 0 0 1 0   NW to SE German Tanker Ship to USCG in New York then to COMEASTAREA MERINT   N/A   ° 24 15 N 56 25 W Cape Canaveral fired Atlas rocket a few minute before sighting
  41 24-Jan-61 22:08 GMT 3 Ships in Atlantic - US East Coast 29°14'N  49°57'W A SS Andalien Civil   1 Strange brilliant object   like moon with big blue-white luminescence 1 Running speedy in sky 265 deg to 230 deg   2   Missile Poor Poor 5 min 1 Master 0 1 0 0 1 0 Elev. = 20 deg   Ship to USCG in New York then to COMEASTAREA MERINT   N/A   ° 29 14 N 49 57 W MERINT appears to work/ when rockets are launched reports go to USCG then to ATIC
74 41 29-Jan-61 09:12 GMT Atlantic 25°43'N  48°22'W A USS Pecos USN   1 Apparent satellite   Same magnitude as Vega 1 Traveling very fast   2 Very High Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0   130 deg True Ship to COMASDEFORLANT NORVA  MERINT N/A N/A   ° 25 43 N 48 22 W  
75 41 06-Feb-61 11:00 GMT Philippine Sea 20°0'N  134°0'E P SS Master Daskalos Civil   1 Bright object Huge like shooting star 1 Falling in EW direction breaking into 2 pieces Burning up in atmosphere 2   Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 1 Radio Officer 0 1 1 0 0 0   East to West Ship to COMWESTSEAFRON Not Reported Priority Yes   ° 20 0 N 134 0 E Report was duplicated in BB under Feb 6 and Feb 8, 1961(Correct date is Feb 6)
76 41 08-Feb-61 19:57 GMT 149'42  23'34 23°34'N  149°42'W P USS John S. McCain USN   1 Bright object    White with appearance of 1st mag star 1 Object was seen again 2 hour and 8 min later   2   Satellite Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 30 deg NE Ship to CINCPACFLT Not Reported Routine Yes   ° 23 34 N 149 42 W  
77 41 11-Feb-61 05:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 9°36'N  145°15'W P SS Lone Star Civil   1 Round white object     1 Moving slowly   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 1 Elev. = 50 deg 45 deg Ship radio telephone to COMNAVDEFEASTPAC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 9 36 N 145 15 W  
78 41 21-Feb-61 01:05 GMT 150 nmiles East of Cape Canaveral 28°15'N  77°41'W A SS Erihio  Civil   1 Object was bright and circular 1 ft in diameter Amber colored object 6 Rising to sky very rapidly; followed by 2 wings forming 1 parabola in center of which was main body   2   Probable Missile Poor Poor 90 sec 6 Master plus 5 crew members 0 1 1 0 1 0   SW to NE Ship report to Coast Guard Division Seven MERINT N/A N/A   ° 28 15 N 77 41 W Cape Canaveral launched a Titan missile at 01:00 GMT
79 41 28-Feb-61 22:25 GMT Atlantic Ocean 52°40'N  34°55'W A USCG Cutter Barataria Coast Guard   1 Bright object   Brightness of 1st mag star 1 Straight course   2 High altitude Satellite Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 10 deg SE From USCG Cutter to OS Charlie then to COMEASTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 52 40 N 34 55 W  
80 41 05-Mar-61 00:10 GMT Atlantic Ocean 42°55'N  43°30'W A MSTS American Angler Civil   1 Bright object   Brightness of 1st mag star 1 Orbiting object   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0     From Ship to CG Radio Station Argentia then to COMEASTAREA Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 42 55 N 43 30 W  
81 41 05-Mar-61 19:00 GMT Atlantic Ocean 49°38'N  20°26'W A M/V Prince Willem Van Oranj Civil   2 Missile like     5 One going about 90 deg the other 100 deg Streaks of smoke still visible 1 hr later 2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor 40 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0     From ship to Coast Guard NY then to COMEASTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 49 38 N 20 26 W  
82 42 15-Mar-61 19:42 GMT Atlantic Ocean 37°35'N  9°14'W A USS Card USN   1 Bright object   Magnitude 1.7 1 Straight course   2 High altitude Insufficient Data Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 27 deg Bearing 263 deg Merint Report to CINCLANTFLT MERINT N/A N/A   ° 37 35 N 9 14 W  
83 42 03-Apr-61 02:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 34°34'N  132°15'W P SS President Grant Civil   1 Elongated object     N/A High rate of speed   N/A   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   NE   MERINT N/A N/A   ° 34 34 N 132 15 W  
84 42 13-Apr-61 19:55 GMT Far East 28°51'N  131°45'E P USS Coral Sea USN   1 Round object; bright light   Brighter than most stars 1 Moving bright light very fast No trail or exhaust 2   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 10 deg W to E Naval Message to 5th AF CINCPACFLT 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 28 51 N 131 45 E  
85 42 26-Apr-61 11:40 GMT East Indies 4°20'N  111°3'E A USS Eversole USN   1 White object   2nd Mag star 1 Straight course   2   Satellite Fair Fair 12 min 4 CO, OOD, JOOD, and Lookout 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 15 deg E Naval Message from ship to CNO & USAF Pac Hickam AFB Not Reported Operational Immediate Yes   ° 4 20 N 111 3 E  
86 42 09-May-61 18:45 GMT Far East 22°22'N  124°0'E P USS James E. Kyes USN   1 Bright round object size of pin head White 1 Straight course; Speed approx. 10 deg arc per min   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 2 OOD and JOOD 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 33 deg 120 deg Ture Naval Message from ship to COMNAVFORJAP CINCPACFLT 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 22 22 N 124 0 E  
87 42 13-May-61 11:50 GMT East Indies 4°14.5'N  106°18.5'E A USS Saint Paul USN   1 Round size of second mag star White 1 Traveled at high rate of speed across sky   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor 1.5 min 5 LCOL R.E. Dunlap USAF , LCDR GA Murphy USN, LT R. Karger USNR, LT G.E. King USN, LT NHS Walczak USN 0 1 1 0 1 0 Elev. = 60 deg then to 15 deg   Naval Message from ship to Clark AFB CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 4 14.5 N 106 18.5 E  
88 42 14-May-61 08:00 GMT Atlantic Ocean 14°10'N  95°10'W A SS Penmar Civil   1 Bright object Bright as 1st mag star   1 Object with controlled flight too high to note shape or size; stopped twice, then made easy turn and headed S Had neither rocket nor meteor 6   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 40 deg N then S Report from ship to COMWESTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 14 10 N 95 10 W  
89 42 16-May-61 00:30 GMT Atlantic Ocean 56°17'N  50°52'W A Civilian Ship - United States Lines Civil   1 Bright Object     1 Straight Course; high speed   2   Possible Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0 Not Reported   Ship radio to Ocean Station Bravo.  OSB telex to COMEASTAREA then to CINCLANTFLT MERINT N/A N/A   ° 56 17 N 50 52 W  
90 42 16-May-61 05:31 GMT Atlantic Ocean 43°46'N  37°0'W A Navy CINCLANT Fleet USN   2 two white lights   White blinking light 4 Speed est. Mach 2   2 80,000 ft Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   217 deg Telex Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 43 46 N 37 0 W  
91 42 01-Jun-61 08:45 GMT Far East 34°2'N  164°17'E P Ocean Station Victor Coast Guard   1 Star like object   Brighter than star 1     2 High altitude Echo I Satellite Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 70 deg then 19 deg ESE /120 deg True Ship report picked up by CG District Fourteen - Naval Message from OSV to COMWESTAREA MERINT Flash/ EMERGENCY Yes   ° 34 2 N 164 17 E  
92 42 02-Jun-61 11:00 GMT Off San Clemente Island, Wilsons Cove °'  °' CA MV Morning Star Civil   1 Round to Oblong/ Changing back and forth   Bright Incandescent bluish tinge 1 Speed faster than star but slower than A/C/ Disappeared into cloud   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor 15 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   East to West Merchant Vessel sent via Coast Guard then to COMNAVDEFEASTPAC MERINT N/A N/A   °              
93 42 10-Jun-61 11:25 GMT 131'27  17'53 17°53.5'N  131°27'E P USS Rowan USN   1 Bright object   Brilliance of 1st Mag star 1 Moving at orbital speed   2   Echo I Satellite Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 60 deg to 25 deg SE Naval Message from ship to COMSEVENTHFLT Not Reported Priority Yes   ° 17 53.5 N 131 27 E  
94 42 10-Jun-61 11:18 GMT Far East 19°25'N  116°20'E P SS Korean Bear Civil   1 Bright object   Brilliant as Jupiter 1   Emitted fire and fragments while continuing on course 2   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev.  = 60 deg to 20 deg SE Report from ship to Naval Defense Forces Eastern Pacific Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 19 25 N 116 20 E  
95 42 06-Jul-61 14:35 GMT Pacific Ocean 22°40'N  154°14'W P SS Gisna Civil   1 Brilliant object White, same brilliance as star Vega   1     2   Probably Echo I Satellite Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 22 deg to 12 deg ENE M/V Ship report to Coast Guard District 14 then to Hawaii Air Defense Division Wheeler AFB Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 22 40 N 154 14 W  
96 42 11-Jul-61 01:50 GMT Atlantic Ocean 30°30'N  76°25'W A SS Pueblo Civil   1 Diamond shape   with light at each point 2 red and 2 white 2 Very high speed   2 Medium altitude Aircraft Poor Poor Not Reported 1 Master 0 1 0 0 0 0   East Ship report to Coast Guard District 5 then to CINCLANTFLT MERINT N/A N/A   ° 30 30 N 76 25 W  
97 42 13-Jul-61 00:40 GMT Atlantic Ocean 23°16'N  69°27'W A SS Olympic Breeze Civil   1 Fireball     1 Object exploded with a big bang then extinguished itself and a circular white cloud was spreading blown by wind Particles fell into sea 1   Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0     Merint Report from ship to COMGANTS MERINT N/A N/A   ° 23 16 N 69 27 W  
98 42 18-Jul-61 14:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 0°49'S  170°24'W P SS M. E. Lombardi Civil   1 Steady white light     1 Straight course motion   2   Satellite Poor Poor 20 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev. = 20 deg then to 15 deg SSE Merint Report from ship to COMWESTSEAFRON MERINT N/A N/A   ° 0 49 S 170 24 W  
99 43 24-Jul-61 07:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 24°50'N  152°20'W P SS Flying A California Civil   1 Bright object   white; brilliance of 1st mag star 1 Straight course motion   2   Satellite - Echo I Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 50 deg then 60 deg NNE Merint Report to COMHAWSEAFRON MERINT N/A N/A   ° 24 50 N 152 20 W  
100 43 31-Jul-61 07:21 GMT Pacific Ocean 28°13'N  121°16'W P USS Lansing USN   1 Round Size of pinhead White object; bright as 1st mag star 1 Straight course passed over the ship   2   Echo I Satellite Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 90 deg to 0 deg ENE Ship report to Hawaii Air Def Division Kunia Annex Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 28 13 N 121 16 W  
101 43 04-Aug-61 08:50 GMT Pacific Ocean 42°30'N  173°8'W P USS Forster USN   1 Round Size of pea White object; bright as 1st mag star 1 Straight course passed overhead   2   Probably Satellite Poor Poor 15 min 8 V.L. McBeth SA USN Lookout, OOD, CO, and 5 bridge watch standers 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 8 deg to 90 deg NE Naval Message from ship to CINCPACAF CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 42 30 N 173 8 W  
102 43 06-Aug-61 08:00 GMT Far East 22°27'N  175°19'E P Civilian Ship - United States Lines Civil   2 Bright objects   Light Pulsating 4 2 objects; one behind the other pulsating; speed = 9 times of echo   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor 10 sec 3 Civilian and 2 AB's while on watch 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev. = 53 deg North to South   Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 22 27 N 175 19 E  
103 43 18-Aug-61 16:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 24°53'N  150°22'W P SS Lurline Civil   1 Vapor trail     N/A Moved southerly over vessel and spread rapidly Vapor Trail from horizon to horizon 2 Low altitude vapor trail Probably Missile Poor Poor 5 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   South Merint Report to Hawaii Air DEF Division Kunia MERINT N/A N/A   ° 24 53 N 150 22 W Down rage from Vandenberg
104 43 04-Sep-61 07:34 GMT Pacific Ocean 34°47'N  166°19'W P NAVAIR/SAR Ship Civil   1 Star like Size and brightness of 1st Mag star White 1     2   Satellite Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 10 deg East Merint Report to Hawaii Air DEF Division Kunia MERINT N/A N/A   ° 34 47 N 166 19 W  
105 43 13-Sep-61 10:00 GMT East Coast of US 32°0'N  68°54'W A USS Sarsfield USN   1 White light similar to planet.  Resembled small disc. Expanded rapidly then exploded forming thin orange-colored mass 3 time diameter of sun.   1 light approached rapidly from North above and behind low cumulus cloud bank.     2   Rocket Launch Good Good 5-7 sec 4 Navigator, OOD, JOOD, and Lookouts 1 1 1 1 1 1   S Naval Message from ship to CNO/CINCLANTFLT Not Reported Routine Yes   ° 32 0 N 68 54 W Confirmed NASA Experimental rocket launch from Wallops Island, Virginai. Release of Sodium Material over 100 miles up
  43 13-Sep-61 09:39 GMT East Coast of US 36°25.5'N  71°30'W A USS Randolph USN   1 Small elongated orange colored light; then round silverish light appeared 6 to 8 times diameter of moon Light became large and brighter resembling hazy moon.  It blossomed out in a burst of bright orange light globular in shape 1     1   Rocket Launch Good Good 5-7 sec 2 A.E. Clarke QM1 USN, JOOD LTJG T.M. Atkins 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 45 deg to 70 deg 320  deg true to 40 deg Naval Message from ship to CNO/CINCLANTFLT Not Reported Routine Yes   ° 36 25.5 N 71 30 W Confirmed NASA Experimental rocket launch from Wallops Island, Virginai. Release of Sodium Material over 100 miles up
106 44 23-Oct-61 14:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 58°14'N  143°55'W P MV Chena Civil   1 White flash     1   No Tail 2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 2 Captain and Pilot 0 1 0 0 0 0   N Naval Message from CCGD 17 to COMALSEAFRON AFR 200- and OPNAV INST 3820.9/ CGD17 Operations Instruction 29-61 Priority Yes   ° 58 14 N 143 55 W  
107 44 23-Oct-61 15:09 GMT Pacific Ocean 58°46'N  144°29'W P USS Harris County USN   1 Bluish white flash     1 Straight course  Meteor type tail or trail of smoke 2   Meteor Poor Poor 3 sec 2 Lookout & Officer on watch 0 1 0 0 1 0 65 deg   Naval Message from CCGD 17th to COMALSEAFRON AFR 200- and OPNAV INST 3820.9/ CGD17 Operations Instruction 29-61 Operational Immediate Yes   ° 58 46 N 144 29 W  
108 44 30-Oct-61 03:59 GMT Pacific Ocean 30°30'N  158°35'E P USS Noble USN   1 Object w/brightness of 2nd mag star     1 Straight course ; observed to make slight changed of course to the right   3   Satellite Echo Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 66 deg SE Naval Message from USS Noble to COM HAW SEAFRON Not Reported Operational Immediate Yes   ° 30 30 N 158 35 E  
109 44 03-Nov-61 04:58 GMT Pacific Ocean 24°15'N  170°15'W P USS Durant USN   1 Round object Pin-head size White 1     2   Echo I satellite Poor Fair 8 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 70 deg NE Naval Message from USS Durant to COMHAWSEAFRON Not Reported Operational Immediate Yes   ° 24 15 N 170 15 W  
110 44 09-Nov-61 06:30 GMT Far East 30°5'N  175°0'E P USC GC Winnebago Coast Guard   1 Star-like object   Brightness of 2nd mag star 1 Straight course    2   Echo I satellite Poor Poor 15 min 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 1 0   NE Merint report from CGC Winnebago to CRMEDWESRQ UCH to COMHAWSEAFRON MERINT N/A N/A   ° 30 5 N 175 0 E  
111 44 12-Nov-61 04:31 GMT Pacific Ocean 28°34'N  163°42'W P USS Durant USN   1 Round object Pin-head size White 1 Straight course    2   Echo I satellite Poor Poor 9 min 3 LCDR USN, LTJG USNR OOD, QMI USN ASST NAV 0 1 1 0 1 0   NE Merint report from USS Durante to Haw AIR DEF DIV Kunia Annex Hawaii MERINT N/A N/A   ° 28 34 N 163 42 W  
112 44 15-Nov-61 22:32 GMT Atlantic Ocean 28°4'N  69°5'W A SS Venture Civil   1 Cone shaped object   Extreme brilliance; sparks emitted from below object 6 Tail executing slow parabolic curve With comet tail 2   Missile - Transit 4B Poor Poor 4 min 1 Master o fship 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev. = 40 deg then to 20 deg SE Merint report from civilian ship to CCGD 7 (Coast Guard District 7) MERINT N/A N/A   ° 28 4 N 69 5 W  
113 44 18-Nov-61 05:24 GMT Pacific Ocean 40°12.5'N  173°45'W P USS Durant USN   1 Round object Size of pinhead White object  blinking as A/C warning beacon 3 Straight course    2   Aircraft Poor Fair 3 min 3 BM3 USN Watchstander, LTJG AJN OOD, LCDR USN CO 1 1 1 1 1 1 Stop at Elev. = 30 deg N Telex to COMHAWSEAFRON Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 40 12.5 N 173 45 W  
114 44 05-Dec-61 05:14 GMT Pacific Ocean 40°32'N  166°59'W P USS Wilhoite USN   1 Round object Size of planet   1 Straight course    2   Probable Satellite Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 8 HSN USN Lookout, CO, XO, OOD and 4 others 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 20 deg S Naval message from USS Wilhoite to USAF PAC/CINCPACFLT/Other ; then MERINT report sent by HAW AIR DEF DIV KUNIA Annex to Hickam AFB CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3/ MERINT Priority Yes   ° 40 32 N 166 59 W Example of both Naval Message and MERINT being sent by Navy.  This ship was a Barrier ship.
115 44 15-Dec-61 00:40 GMT Atlantic Ocean 50°31'N  17°30'W A USS General W.O. Darby USN   1 Missile like   Blue-white-red-green  2 Sparking observed when object crossed bow; maintained glide path   2   Insufficient data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   NW Merint report from USNS GEN WO Darby to COMASWFORLANT MERINT N/A N/A   ° 50 31 N 17 30 W  
116 44 15-Dec-61 18:25 GMT Pacific Ocean 40°0'N  174°0'W P USS Lansing USN   1 Bright object like satellite   Object with 2nd mag star brightness 1 Straight course    2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor 5 min 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 1 0 Elev. = 75 deg then 80 deg   Merint report from USS Lansing to Air Div Kunia Facility Hawaii MERINT N/A N/A   ° 40 0 N 174 0 W  
117 44 20-Dec-61 18:25 GMT Pacific Ocean 40°7.5'N  173°5'W P USS Durant USN   1 round object size and mag of Venus   1 Straight course    2   Probable Satellite Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 4 CO, Navigator, QM1, and Asst. Navigator 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 62 deg then to 30 deg NE Naval message from USS Durant to Hickam AFB Hawaii/ COMALSEAFRON/ Others; then MERINT report from HAW AIR DEF DIV KUNIA Annex Hawaii to USAF MERINT Priority Yes   ° 40 7.5 N 173 5 W Example of both Naval Message and MERINT being sent by Navy Used 7X50 Binoculars
118 44 14-Jan-62 18:51 GMT Pacific Ocean 31°31'N  171°52'E P US CGC Winnebago Coast Guard   1 Satellite like     1     2 Altitude very high Echo Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0   NE Merint Report from USC GC Winnebago to COMHAWSEAFRON MERINT N/A N/A   ° 31 31 N 171 52 E  
119 44 15-Jan-62 11:15 GMT Atlantic Ocean 38°30'N  74°20'W A SS President Van Buren Civil   9 9 Blue-green objects   Size of 1st and 2nd Mag Stars; varying in brilliance and had red halos 5 Flying together in various random patterns; Objects flew on various courses, NNE then E then SE then S   3 Medium to high altitude Probably Aircraft Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0   NNE then E then SE then South Ship notified CG District 5/ Telex from CCGD Five to CINCLANTFLT/ USAF Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 38 30 N 74 20 W Odd report does not seem to match A/C explanation.  Also seen in Jamaica according to Memo attached
120 44 29-Jan-62 23:40 GMT From South Carolina to Puerto Rico 32°6'N  67°5'W A SS Federal Monarch Civil   1 Globular object  1/4 diameter of moon resembling cluster of flashing lights 4    with trail of luminous haze 2   Missile Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 25 deg SE SS Federal Monarch reports to USCG NY who reports to COMEASTAREA Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 32 6 N 67 5 W Case shows that Merint and AFR -200-2 worked.
  44 29-Jan-62 23:38 GMT Submarine Base in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico A CGC Sagebrush Coast Guard   1 Cone shaped loom; L shaped lights; appeared triangular in shape Brightness of 1st Mag star  had 2 lights flashing and a halo type cloud encircled the object 4     2 Est. 50,000 ft Missile test AFMTC Test 119/1 Poor Fair 5 min 12 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 30 deg E CGC Sagebrush located at sub base tender in PR to COMGANTS Not Reported N/A N/A   °             Six reports: 4 aircrafts and two ships.  Very well documented incident overall, while each report is poor.  Confirmed case of Missile launch Test AFMTC 119/1
121 44 02-Feb-62 21:45 GMT Atlantic Ocean 48°12'N  28°26'W A SS American Shipper Civil   1 Bright object     1 Straight course ; 90 arc in 6-7 sec With a long and bright tail visible through clouds 2   Meteor Poor Poor 6-7 sec 2 Captain WA Woodman and 2nd Officer HW Schonn 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev. = 20 deg then to 5 deg SE From Ship to Ocean Station Delta.  Naval Message from OSD to Govt. Hydro Office Not Reported Routine Yes   ° 48 12 N 28 26 W  
122 44 13-Feb-62 07:32 GMT Pacific Ocean 29°10'N  163°20'W P USS Lansing USN   1 Satellite - Echo I   Brightness of 1st Mag Star 1     2 High Elevation Echo satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0   SE Telex & Naval Message from Air Div Kunia Facility Hawaii to ATIC Not Reported Operational Immediate Yes   ° 29 10 N 163 20 W  
123 44 21-Feb-62 09:10 GMT Pacific Ocean 21°16'N  121°40'E P USS Vernon County USN   2 Spherical Pea size White 5 Small object above and right of large object   2   Satellite - Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 4 Longton (CO), Psassantino (XO), Yates (OOD), and Hammond (QM2) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 22 deg then 05 deg E and SE Naval message from USS Vernon to CG Fifth AF PACAF CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 21 16 N 121 40 E Seen with 25X Telescope
124 44 22-Feb-62 10:23 GMT Pacific Ocean 21°16'N  121°40'E P USS Noble USN   1 Bright object   Brightness of 1st Mag Star 1 Straight course    2   Echo I Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 4+ Navigator, CO, OOD, JOOW and 1,000+ men 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 35 deg then 20 deg SE Naval message from USS Noble to USAF PAC / 5th AF FUCHU AS Japan Not Reported Operational Immediate Yes   ° 21 16 N 121 40 E  
125 45 26-Feb-62 01:05 GMT Pacific Ocean 9°14'N  90°32'W P SS Hawaiian Retailer Kroz Civil   1 Bright object     1 Straight course    2   Echo I Satellite Poor Poor 3 min 1 Dobbs 2nd Officer 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev. = 59 deg then 34 deg SE Merint report from ship to COMWESTSEAFRON Navy San Francisco MERINT N/A N/A   ° 9 14 N 90 32 W  
126 45 05-Mar-62 08:25 GMT Pacific Ocean 58°28'S  174°4'E P USS Arneb USN   1 Bright object   Brightness of 1st Mag Star 1 Straight course motion   2   Echo I Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 20 deg E Naval Message from USS Arneb to COMNAVSUPPFOR Antarctica Not Reported Deferred Yes   ° 58 28 S 174 4 E  
127 45 17-Mar-62 13:34 GMT NE of Hawaiian Islands 32°48'N  118°45'W P USS Estes USN   1 Ball of flame Size of dime Light blue 1 Straight course  with tail 5 times length 2   Meteor Fair Fair 2 sec 3+ CO, EO and others 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 30 deg to 25 deg E Naval message from USS Estes to CG Vandenburg AFB CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Routine Yes   ° 32 48 N 118 45 W  
128 45 03-Apr-62 07:00 GMT Atlantic Ocean 40°55'N  46°48'W A USS Lt. Geo W.G. Boyce USN   1 Bright object   Brightness greater than 1st Mag Star 1 Straight course  & high speed 1,000 MPH   2 Extremely high altitude Satellite Poor Poor 6 min 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 1 0   E Merint Report from Ship to EASTSEAFRON MERINT N/A N/A   ° 40 55 N 46 48 W  
129 45 07-Apr-62 17:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 22°40'N  125°0'E P USS Noble USN   1 Bright object   Brightness of 2nd Mag star 1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 3+ OOD, JOOD, and bridge watch personnel 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 10 deg then 5 deg NNE Naval Message from USS Noble to Hickam AFB Not Reported Operational Immediate Yes   ° 22 40 N 125 0 E Used sextant and binoculars.
130 45 12-Apr-62 00:45 GMT Atlantic Ocean 31°11'N  65°43'W A USS Maloy USN   1 Bright object   White 1 Straight course , speed = 1,000 MPH   2   Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   310 deg Naval message from USS Maloy to CINCLANTFLT Not Reported Flash Yes   ° 31 11 N 65 43 W  
131 45 12-Apr-62 15:31 GMT Pacific Ocean 10°52'N  149°59'W P USS Newell USN   1 Small star Small pea White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 3 Morin (XO), Southwick (OOD), Simmons (SM2) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 28 deg to 20 deg 150 deg Naval message from USS Newell to USAF Pack Hickam AFB CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Emergency Yes   ° 10 52 N 149 59 W  
132 45 19-Apr-62 11:24 GMT Pacific Ocean 14°59'N  149°2'E P USS Thomaston USN   1 Round object Pea size White 1 Straight circular course No Tail 2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 45 deg to 25 deg SE Naval Message from ship to CNO & CINCPACFLT Not Reported Routine Yes   ° 14 59 N 149 2 E Used binoculars.
133 45 22-Apr-62 07:50 GMT Near Wake Island 18°45'N  166°0'E P USS Thomaston USN   1 Round object Pea size White 1 Straight circular course; Fast speed No Tail 2   Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 5 OOD, JOOD, OPS Officer, Lookout and Quartermaster 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 35 deg then 10 deg NE Naval message from ship to CINCPACFLT Not Reported Priority Yes   ° 18 45 N 166 0 E  
134 45 22-Apr-62 16:16 GMT Near Wake Island 19°6'N  168°12'E P USS Thomaston USN   1 Round object Pea size White 1 Straight circular course Short reddish tail 2   Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 4 OOD, JOOD, Lookout and Quartermaster 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 48 deg to 4 deg SE Naval Message from ship to CNO/CINCLANTFLT Not Reported Priority Yes   ° 19 6 N 168 12 E USS Thomaston reported satellites 3 times, then never again.  Did the Captain learn about satelittes?  How come no other ships reported satellites.  Reporting seems to be totally arbitrary.
135 45 23-Apr-62 07:15 GMT Near Midway 27°9'N  176°34'E P COMPHIBRON One USN   1 Star like   White 1 Straight course    2   Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 2 Rohan (Navigator) and Burdick (QM2) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 40 deg to 30 deg E Naval message from COMPHIBRON ONE to CG Fifth AF CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 27 9 N 176 34 E  
136 45 26-Apr-62 08:04 GMT Pacific Ocean 30°0'N  138°30'W P A/C and Ocean Station November Coast Guard   1 Flare like   Green 1 Straight course    2   Meteor Poor Poor 5 sec 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   E Telex from Air Div Kunia Facility Hawaii to PACAF Hickam AFB CIRVIS N/A N/A   ° 30 0 N 138 30 W  
137 45 02-May-62 04:20 GMT 137'19  28'31 28°31'N  137°19'W P Ship Report from Hawaii Base USN   1 Falling Star like object Brightness of 1st Mag star White 1 Straight course  Small tail 2   Meteor Poor Fair 5 min 3 2 Navigators and Quartermaster 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 20 deg from 18 deg to 30 deg Telex from Air Div Kunia Facility Hawaii to PACAF Hickam AFB Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 28 31 N 137 19 W  
138 45 02-May-62 05:25 GMT Pacific Ocean 28°23'N  137°30'W P COMPHIBRON One USN   1 Bright object Larger than 1st Mag Star Red, white and blue 2 Straight course    2   Insufficient data Poor Fair 5 min 1 Furgerson (Staff Watch) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 10 deg to 14 deg S Naval message from COMPHIBRON ONE to WADF Hamilton CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 28 23 N 137 30 W 25 min duration is too long for plane or satellite? Observed with 20 Power Glass
139 45 11-May-62 02:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 42°50'N  155°20'E P SS Washington Bear Civil   2 4 engine aircraft with red markings Mid wing swept tail Red V on tail and red star 6 Flew low over ship; 100 ft above surface then pull up  to steep climb   3   Aircraft Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0     Merint report from ship to Ocean Station Victor/ Naval Message from OSV to COMWESTAREA CCGD MERINT Emergency Yes   ° 42 50 N 155 20 E Why is Soviet A/C reported to Blue Book?
140 45 14-May-62 07:10 GMT Pacific Ocean 5°21'N  157°28'W P USS Forster USN   1 Round Solid with glow Size of 1st Mag Star Orange white with yellowish cast 1 Straight course  No Tail 2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 3+ OOD, Boatswain of watch, Lookout, and entire bridge watch 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 50 deg then to 52 deg S to SE Naval message from ship to USAF PAC CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 5 21 N 157 28 W  
141 45 17-May-62 08:35 GMT Pacific Ocean 30°30'N  174°17'E P CGC Winnebago Coast Guard   1 Satellite looking   White 1 Straight course ; 2,000 MPH   2   Echo I Poor Poor 15 min 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 1 0   130 deg T Merint Report from Ship to CINCPACFLT MERINT N/A N/A   ° 30 30 N 174 17 E CINCNORAD evaluated it as satellite 
142 45 22-May-62 06:45 GMT Pacific Ocean 25°29'N  172°52'W P USS Stone County USN   1 Bright shiny object     1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 1 Elev. = 25 deg then 0 deg SE Merint report from Ship to Air Div Kunia Facility Hawaii MERINT N/A N/A   ° 25 29 N 172 52 W  
143 45 13-Jun-62 17:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 8°8'N  105°5'E P USS Mathews USN   1 Bright object; pear shaped Brighter than 1st Mag Star; 2 to 3 times the size of any planet Brighter than Venus; white cloudy glow appeared to grow around center 1 Object disappeared and reappeared; gaining altitude rapidly; object appeared to be superimposed upon a course of 4 or 5 small lights   3   Formalhaut Star Poor Poor over 5 hours 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 1 0 Elev. = 0 deg then 73 deg   Naval message from USS Mathews to CINCPACFLT Not Reported Deferred Yes   ° 8 8 N 105 5 E Description of behavior was explained as distortions due to atmospheric phenomena
144 46 04-Jul-62 09:08 GMT Pacific Ocean 11°45'N  174°52'W P USS Forster USN   1 Round object 1st Mag Star Solid glow; bluish white 1 Straight course  No Tail 2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 3 OOD, CO, and Bridge Watch 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 45 deg then 05 deg NE Naval Message from Ship to CINCPACFLT HICKAM CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 11 45 N 174 52 W  
145 46 06-Jul-62 05:30 GMT Pacific Ocean FM 005/ 061 P USS Falgout USN   1 Round; Star like object Bright as 1st Mag star White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 5 Lookouts, OOD, CO and Navigator 1 0 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 50 deg to 0 deg NE MERINT Report CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   °             CO says that all observers have seen satellies before; then why report this one?
146 46 12-Jul-62 10:50 GMT Pacific Ocean 33°22'N  165°44'W P USS Wilhoite USN   1 Round object 2nd Mag star White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo  Poor Fair 5 min 4 OOD, Lookouts, and CO 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 38 deg to 14 deg East MERINT Report from Ship to COMWESTSEAFRON MERINT Emergency Yes   ° 33 22 N 165 44 W Inconsistency between reporting method used in Pacific some CO use Merint others use CINCPAFLT INST
  46 12-Jul-62 12:55 GMT Pacific Ocean 32°52.2'N  165°23'W P USS Wilhoite USN   1 Round object 2nd Mag star White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo  Poor Fair 5 min 3 OOD and Lookouts 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 75 deg to 11 deg East MERINT Report from Ship to COMWESTSEAFRON MERINT Routine Yes   ° 32 52.2 N 165 23 W Why is USS Wilhoite sending 2 Merint reports on Satellite?
147 46 13-Jul-62 05:40 GMT Pacific Ocean 18°25'N  55°47'W P USS Falgout USN   1 Round Brightness of 1st Mag Star; pinhead White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo  Poor Fair 5 min 4 OOD, Lookouts, and CO 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 38 deg to 5 deg ENE Naval Message from ship to CINCPACAF Hickam CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 18 25 N 55 47 W  
148 46 14-Jul-62 02:15 GMT South Pacific - East of the Marques Islands 6°9'S  110°38'W P SS Southern Eagle Civil   1 Satellite looking   Luminous object 1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Poor 1 min 1 Master of Ship 0 1 1 0 1 0   S to N Civilian Merint Report MERINT N/A N/A   ° 6 9 S 110 38 W  
149 46 18-Jul-62 14:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 0°49'S  170°24'W P SS ME Lombardi Civil   1 Satellite looking   White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 20 deg then 15 deg NNW to SSE Civilian Merint Report to COMWESTSEAFRON MERINT N/A N/A   ° 0 49 S 170 24 W  
150 46 29-Jul-62 10:47 GMT Pacific Ocean 34°42'N  163°42'E P Ocean Station Victor Coast Guard   1 Bright object Brighter than 1st Mag Star Blue white 1 Straight course    2   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 80 deg S OSV Report to Air Div Kunia Facility Hawaii Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 34 42 N 163 42 E  
151 46 29-Jul-62 21:18 GMT Atlantic Ocean 31°6'N  32°18'E A MS Ferngate Civil   1 Bright star like or satellite     1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 1 First Officer Nygard 1 1 1 1 1 1 Down to Horizon East Civilian ship to Navy Hydrographic Office then to NASA then to BB Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 31 6 N 32 18 E  
152 46 31-Jul-62 09:10 GMT Pacific Ocean 34°0'N  163°50'E P CGC Matagorda Coast Guard   1 Bright object Brighter than 1st Mag Star White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 50 deg ESE From USCG ship to COFS USAD and COMWESTAREA Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 34 0 N 163 50 E  
153 46 08-Aug-62 08:35 GMT Pacific Ocean 33°52'N  163°56'E P Navy Ship - Name not reported USN   1 Bright object Brighter than 1st Mag Star White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. =  79 deg SE Telex from NIFV to HBDR Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 33 52 N 163 56 E  
154 46 22-Aug-62 15:35 GMT Pacific Ocean 4°12'S  154°4'W P USS Durant USN   1 Bright object; star like 1st Mag Star   1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 2 Ike (Exec) and Harris (OOD) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 43 deg to 25 deg NE Naval Message from USS DURANT to Hickam AFB CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 4 12 S 154 4 W  
155 46 23-Aug-62 05:05 GMT Pacific Ocean 7°18'S  153°41'W P USS Durant USN   1 Bright object Brightness of 2nd Mag star   1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 2 Davidson (BM of Watch) and Lookout 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 30 deg to 25 deg NE Naval Message from USS DURANT to Hickam AFB CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 7 18 S 153 41 W  
156 46 23-Aug-62 06:11 GMT Pacific Ocean 7°34'S  153°39'W P USS Durant USN   1 Bright object Brightness of 2nd Mag star   1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 3 Laipply (LTJG), IKE (OOD), Mclennan (JOOD) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 20 deg to 56 deg S Telex from Air Kunia Facility to ATIC Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 7 34 S 153 39 W Used 7X50 Binoculars
157 46 29-Aug-62 17:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 35°4'N  144°10'E P CGC Matagorda Coast Guard   1 Bright object Less than 1st Mag Star   1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 10 deg N Telex from CGC Matagorda to COMWESTAREA and COFS USAF then from Kunia Air Div to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 35 4 N 144 10 E  
158 46 30-Aug-62 08:20 GMT Pacific Ocean 23°34'S  163°44'W P USS Durant USN   1 Bright object Size of Venus   1 Straight course  but speed seemed irregular   2   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 5 min 2 Simpson (OOD) and Dale (Lookout) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 5 deg to 10 deg East Naval Message from USS Durant to Hickam AFB CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 23 34 S 163 44 W  
159 46 01-Sep-62 21:30 GMT Atlantic Ocean 3°8'S  35°56'W A SS Hyperion - Civilian Greek Tanker Civil   1 Rocket   White star like color 1 Very Fast, straight like motion   2   Rocket or Missile Poor Poor 2 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   NE Ship report to Coast Guar Station in San Juan then to CG District 7 then to COMCARIBSEAFRON Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 3 8 S 35 56 W  
160 46 02-Sep-62 18:19 GMT Pacific Ocean 34°35'N  163°3'E P Ocean Station Victor Coast Guard   1 Bright object   Bright as 1st Mag Star 1 Straight course    2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 38 deg NE Telex from OS Victor to COFS USAF, COMWESTAREA, others Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 34 35 N 163 3 E  
161 46 10-Sep-62 20:52 GMT South China Sea 22°29'N  118°8'E P SS Illinois Civil   1 Satellite junk burning     1 Passed in front of ship and disappeared into clouds Sparks trailing object 2   Meteor Poor Poor 4-6 sec 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   North Marine Data Report sent to Naval Oceanographic Office by ship, then forwarded to NASA, then ATIC Marine Data Report to HO N/A N/A   ° 22 29 N 118 8 E It is odd that Marine Data Reports to HO become BB Cases in 1962 but in 1952 HO Bulletins were not considered BB Cases.
162 46 16-Sep-62 06:20 GMT Pacific Ocean 37°20'N  124°8'W P SS Californian Civil   1 Meteor like; bright object   Yellowish green  flare 1 Straight course    2   Meteor Poor Poor 3 sec 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   West MERINT Report by ship MERINT N/A N/A   ° 37 20 N 124 8 W  
163 46 16-Sep-62 18:35 GMT Pacific Ocean 33°55'N  163°48'E P CGC USS Matagorda Coast Guard   1 Bright spherical object   Bright as 1st Mag star 1 Straight course    2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0   East Telex from CGC Matagorda to COMWESTAREA and COFS USAF Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 33 55 N 163 48 E Method most likely MERINT since ship used MERINT procedure before
164 46 05-Oct-62 05:08 GMT Pacific Ocean 11°5'N  165°19'W P USS Lansing USN   1 Bright object   Star like 1 Great speed; straight course   2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 60 deg to 45 deg NE From ship to CTU 8.3.6 MERINT - JANAP 146D Emergency Yes   ° 11 5 N 165 19 W  
165 47 27-Oct-62 23:15 GMT 50.5 miles East of Cape Canaveral 28°27.5'N  79°34.5'W A M.V. Boxhill Civil   1 Ball shaped   orange light 1 Ascending Eastward Tail of light had 3 colors: red, white and blue 2   Missile Poor Poor Not Reported 3+ Chief Officer, Captain, and other officers 0 1 0 0 0 1 Elev. = 2 deg then 40 deg East Marine Data Report sent to the US Navy Hydrographic Office then to ATIC Marine Data Report to HO N/A N/A   ° 28 27.5 N 79 34.5 W Launch of Explorer XV from Cape Canaveral at 23:15 GMT placed 1962 Beta Lambda into orbit.
166 47 02-Nov-62 02:50 GMT Atlantic Ocean 43°25'N  67°0'W A T.M.S. Irvin Glenn Civil   1 Bright object Half size of moon to size of orange Greenish 1 Straight downward   2   Meteor Poor Fair 5 sec 1 Second Officer 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 45 deg to 3 deg Descending Letter from Second Officer to US Gov. forwarded to ATIC Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 43 25 N 67 0 W Angular size of an orange in front of ship is big!
167 47 17-Nov-62 09:20 GMT Pacific Ocean 11°59'N  160°49.5'W P MV Aconis Civil   1 Bright object   Red 1 Breaking up and falling   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 1 Elev. = 20 deg Falling Civilian Merint Report got to ATIC via Air Div Kunia Facility MERINT N/A N/A   ° 11 59 N 160 49.5 W  
168 47 20-Nov-62 10:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 23°46'N  69°19'W P US CAGS Hydrographer Civil   1 Brilliant object   Brightness of Jupiter 1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Poor 6 min 1 COS 0 1 1 0 1 0   NE Letter from US Dept. of Commerce Coast and Geodetic Survey ship Hydrographer to the US Navy Hydrographic Office then to NASA then to ATIC US Hydrographic Office N/A N/A   ° 23 46 N 69 19 W  
169 47 23-Nov-62 20:23 GMT Pacific Ocean 16°8'N  131°58'W P USS Tulare USN   1 Round Pea sized White 1 Straight course ; high speed   2   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 35 deg then 20 deg SE Naval Message from USS Tulare to Clark AFB Not Reported Routine Yes   ° 16 8 N 131 58 W  
170 47 03-Dec-62 18:30 GMT 29'45  64'45 64°45'N  29°45'W A Navy Ship USN   1 Burning object     1 Disintegrating; straight course  Trailing fire 2   Meteor Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   West Naval Message from COMBARFORLANT to USAF HQ Not Reported Operational Immediate Yes   ° 64 45 N 29 45 W  
171 47 04-Dec-62 03:45 GMT Gulf of Mexico 25°5'N  85°4'W A SS Esso Lima Civil   1 Rocket like     1 Straight course  Vapor trail shooting upward 2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 1 Elev. = 15 deg then 30 deg South Merchant Vessel Merint Report went to US CG District 8 which then send Naval Message to CINCNORAD, COMEASTSEAFRON, & Others CIRVIS Operational Immediate Yes   ° 25 5 N 85 4 W  
172 47 31-Dec-62 05:05 GMT Pacific Ocean 2°18'N  162°9'W P CGC USS Matagorda Coast Guard   1 Bright object Bright as 2nd Mag Star   1 Straight course    2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 39 deg 55 deg Merint report from USS Matagorda to Air DIV Kunia Facility then to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 2 18 N 162 9 W  
173 47 19-Jan-63 13:51 GMT Pacific Ocean 43°59'N  124°51'W P Oregon State University Oceanographic Ship Civil   1 Round bright light small particle black particle followed by a ball of fire 1 Fell into water Followed by a ball of fire 2   Meteor Poor Poor 2 sec 1 Captain Ben Gertulla 0 1 0 0 1 0 Not Reported SW Captain reported to Portland Air Defense Sector via Dept. of Oceanography - OSU, then to ATIC Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 43 59 N 124 51 W  
174 47 31-Jan-63 06:00 GMT Atlantic Ocean 33°30'N  56°55'W A SS Dunkirk and 3 Air Visuals Civil   1 Bright flash   White 1 Moving in southern sky toward horizon then explosion light up sea for 5-10 sec Short tail of sparks or debris 2   Meteor Poor Poor 5-10 sec 4 3 Air Visuals and one Merchant Vessel reported via Ocean Station Echo 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev. = 40 deg to 0 deg Exploding Telex from OS Echo to COMEASTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 33 30 N 56 55 W  
175 47 07-Feb-63 12:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 15°34'N  100°48'W P USS Marysville USN   1 Satellite      1 Orbital motion   2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 42 deg NE Letter from CO of USS Marysville to US Naval Oceanographic Office then to NASA then to ATIC US Oceanographic Office N/A N/A   ° 15 34 N 100 48 W  
176 47 16-Mar-63 07:05 GMT Pacific Ocean 3°45'S  168°19'W P USS Durant USN   1 Blinking light Pea White 3 Straight course ; blinking period of 35 and 20 sec   2   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 5 min 1 Lookout 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 0 deg S Naval Message from USS Durant to Hickam AFB then to COMHAWSEAFRON CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 3 45 S 168 19 W Used 7X50 Binoculars
177 47 19-Mar-63 01:40 GMT Atlantic Ocean 17°55'N  57°40'W PR SS Plainsman Civil   1 Object exploded in sky     1 Object fell into water and exploded again   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   Fell into water MERINT report from ship to US Coast Guard in PR then to COMCARIBSEAFRON then ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 17 55 N 57 40 W Object fell in water.
178 47 28-Mar-63 02:24 GMT Pacific Ocean 32°17'N  117°22'W P USS Sculpin USN   1 Circular Head of Pin Bright as star; no A/C lights 1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 3 Lt. Parks,Lt. JG Howse, Lt. Akers 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 53 deg to 30 deg East Naval Message from USS Sculpin to March AFB, Calif.; Telex from CINCPACFLT to ATIC CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Operational Immediate Yes   ° 32 17 N 117 22 W Used binoculars.
179 47 28-Mar-63 21:50 GMT Atlantic Ocean 35°0'N  48°0'W A USCG USS McCullogh Coast Guard   1 Star like     1 Fast moving star   2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 62 deg to 15 deg 60 deg Naval Message from USCG Cutter to CINCLANTFLT Not Reported Flash Yes   ° 35 0 N 48 0 W  
180 47 16-Apr-63 06:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 24°43'N  166°23'W P USS Cossatot USN   1 Star like object   Glowing object 1 Straight course ; very fast   2 20,000 ft Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 20 deg East Telex from COMHAWSEAFRON to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 24 43 N 166 23 W  
181 47 18-May-63 07:57 GMT Pacific Ocean 46°15'N  174°15'W P USS Savage USN   2 Bright object; like satellite 2nd Mag star   1 Like falling star; same object appeared 1.5 hours later on same course   2   Meteor Poor Poor 10 sec 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 1 0   80 deg Telex from NOBARPAC to ATIC MERINT - JANAP 146D N/A N/A   ° 46 15 N 174 15 W  
182 47 21-May-63 20:10 GMT Atlantic Ocean 40°2'N  10°17'E A USS Gearing USN   1 Rocket     1 Object was climbing produced red vapor trail 2   Missile Poor Poor 2 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   Not Reported Letter from USS Gearing to COMSIXTHFLT Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 40 2 N 10 17 E  
183 47 26-May-63 09:00 GMT Gulf of Mexico 29°14'N  93°25'W A Tug Sandra Civil   1 Bright object   Bluish white light 1 Erratic course; very high rate of speed   3   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   NE Ship reported to Coast Guard then Naval Message from CG District 8th to CINCNORAD, COMEASTSEAFRON, others MERINT Emergency Yes   ° 29 14 N 93 25 W  
184 48 30-May-63 07:41 GMT Hawaiian Islands 30°50'N  169°0'W P USS Lansing USN   1 Bright object 2nd Mag star   1 Object disappeared and reappeared twice   3 High altitude Insufficient Data Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 45 deg then 12 deg NW Merint report sent from ship to COMBARPAC.  Telex reports to ATIC from COMPARPAC and AIR DIV Kunia Facility Hawaii MERINT    JANAP 146D N/A N/A   ° 30 50 N 169 0 W  
185 48 13-Jun-63 16:54 GMT Pacific Ocean 34°0'N  164°0'E P USS Chautauqua Coast Guard   1 Round bright object   White 1 Ascending with red trace 2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0 low on horizon Ascending Merint report from ship to Ocean Station Victor and from OSV to CINCPACFLT MERINT N/A N/A   ° 34 0 N 164 0 E  
186 48 14-Jun-63 23:01 GMT Ocean Station Echo Position Not Given A Ocean Station Echo Coast Guard   1 Satellite 1st Mag Star   1 Moving NE   2   Satellite - Echo I Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 0 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 75 deg NE Merint report from OSE to COMEASTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   °              
187 48 16-Jun-63 11:20 GMT Pacific Ocean 39°9'N  152°6'E P SS Tetela Civil   1 Bright object   Irregular flashing light 1 Did not appear to be on straight course   3   Probably Aircraft Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   E Merint Report from SS Tetela to USCGC Chautauqua to CINCPACFLT MERINT N/A N/A   ° 39 9 N 152 6 E  
188 48 17-Jun-63 06:31 GMT Pacific Ocean 28°30'N  162°20'W P USS Lansing USN   1 Bright object Similar to 1st Mag Star Similar to Planet Venus 1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo 1 Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 85 deg to 5 deg NE Merint Report from ship to COMBARPAC & from Air Div Kunia Fac. Hawaii MERINT    JANAP-146D N/A N/A   ° 28 30 N 162 20 W  
189 48 17-Jun-63 08:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 28°0'N  162°0'W P USS Lansing USN   1 Bright object Similar to 1st Mag Star   1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo 1 Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 20 deg to 35 deg NE Merint Report from ship to COMBARPAC then to Air Div Kunia Fac. Hawaii HADOC-D 1074 MERINT    JANAP-146D N/A N/A   ° 28 0 N 162 0 W  
190 48 17-Jun-63 16:38 GMT Pacific Ocean 36°25'N  155°52'E P USS Halsey Powell USN   1 Spherical Baseball at arms length White object with intense light 1 Traveling at high speed No Tail 2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 3 Fisher (OOD), Stewart (BM3), & Varlamos (SN) 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 85 deg to 0 deg SE Naval Message report from ship to CINCPACFLT OPNAV INST 3820.9 Priority Yes   ° 36 25 N 155 52 E  
191 48 20-Jun-63 09:30 GMT Between Japan and CA 39°18'N  175°28'W P MS Ascanius Civil   7 Bright objects   like satellite 1 Straight course ; seen seven times   2   Echo I satellite Poor Poor Not reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0   SE Ship Visit Report collected by Nautical Information Branch of USN Oceanographic Office sent to NASA then ATIC US Oceanographic Office/ Ship Visit Report N/A N/A   ° 39 18 N 175 28 W US Nautical Informations Branch will send NASA a memo on a Satellite sigthing and then ATIC will add it as a UFO case!!
192 48 21-Jun-63 00:42 GMT Gulf of Mexico 15°56'N  81°5'W A MV Pensacola Civil   1 Bright object object as bright as Polaris in flight   1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 16 deg to 5 deg NE Marine Data Report from civilian ship collected by NIB and sent to NASA US Oceanographic Office/ Marine Data Report N/A N/A   ° 15 56 N 81 5 W  
193 48 21-Jun-63 08:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 33°12'N  168°33'E P USCGC Matagorda Coast Guard   1 Bright object Object bright as 1st mag star   1 Straight course    2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 47 deg 340 deg true Merint Report from CG ship to USAFHQ/Others MERINT N/A N/A   ° 33 12 N 168 33 E Insufficient data because duration is missing and direction of travel does not match Echo Sat
194 48 04-Jul-63 11:25 GMT Far East 26°4'N  127°53'E P USS Cook USN   1 Bright object 1st mag star; pinpoint   1 Straight course    2   Possible 1961 Beta Theta Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 4 Griffin (CO), Morandini (OOD), Gaddy (Lookout), Hines (VJOOD) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 10 deg to 17 deg NE Naval message from USS Cook to COMNAVPHIL CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Operational Immediate Yes   ° 26 4 N 127 53 E  
195 48 04-Jul-63 13:10 GMT Far East 25°2'N  127°15'E P USS Cook USN   1 Bright object 1st mag star moving   1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 5 Griffin (CO), Morandini (OOD), White (XO), Hines (VJOOD), Caudel (BM1) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 10 deg to 54 deg SE Naval message from USS Cook to 5th AF FCHPHAS Japan CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Operational Immediate Yes   ° 25 2 N 127 15 E  
196 48 15-Jul-63 12:06 GMT Far East 22°2'N  117°0'E P USS Marshall USN   1 Bright object 1st mag star moving White 1 Straight course    2   Satellite - Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 2 Hopper (CO), Butler (OOD) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 60 deg to 20 deg SE Naval message from ship to CLARK AFB CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Priority Yes   ° 22 2 N 117 0 E Used BIOCCFWIR
197 48 21-Jul-63 09:10 GMT Pacific Ocean 15°34'N  115°8'W P MS Yugala Civil   1 Ball like   Glaring white; conical reflection seen on sea surface 1 Straight course  Conical tail with lower part white, upper part flaming red 2 10 miles Meteor Poor Poor 3 sec 1 2nd officer 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev. = 20 deg to 10 deg 260 deg T Merint report from ship to COMEASTAREA and then to COMWESTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 15 34 N 115 8 W  
198 49 25-Aug-63 07:15 GMT Atlantic Ocean 35°02'N  48°15'W A Ocean Station Echo Coast Guard   1 Satellite     1     2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0   120 deg Telex from OS ECHO to COMEASTAREA Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 35 02 N 48 15 W Reports states it is satellite; why send Telex to AF?
199 49 25-Aug-63 08:00 GMT Pacific Ocean 31°57'N  174°25'E P USCGC Matagorda Coast Guard   1 Bright light 2nd Mag star flashing 1 Course change from 130 deg to 150 deg.  Not clear   3   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 40 deg to 50 deg 130 deg then to 150 deg Telex from USCG Cutter Matagorda to COFS USAF/ CG Div. 14 & others MERINT N/A N/A   ° 31 57 N 174 25 E  
200 49 21-Sep-63 03:43 GMT Pacific Ocean - Off Coast of Oregon 45°22'N  135°34'W P Picket Vessel PV-3 from Portland Air Defense Sector and Civilian Airliner USN   1 Brightly glowing round object 1st Mat Star Red 1 Passed overhead; straight course   2   Satellite - Echo I Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 30 deg East Telex from POADS ADAIR AFS Oregon to ATIC AFR 200-2 N/A N/A   ° 45 22 N 135 34 W Picket -- Advanced or distant radar guard ship from the Navy but working with the Air Defense Command
201 49 23-Sep-63 10:25 GMT Pacific Ocean 18°02'N  161°3'E P USS Deliver USN   1 Bright streak Basket ball; Brilliance lit up ship and horizon Blue with red sparks and long streak 1 Descended in a straight course   2   Meteor Poor Poor 1-2 sec 4 OOD, BM, & two Lookouts 0 1 0 1 1 1 Elev. = 30 deg to 0 deg Descending Naval Message from ship to CINCPACFLT Not Reported Immediate Yes   ° 18 02 N 161 3 E  
202 49 25-Sep-63 05:25 GMT Pacific Ocean 35°05'N  152°6'W P SS Sunny Lady Civil   1 Bright light     1 Straight course   2   Satellite Poor Poor 10 min 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 1 0   East Radio Communication from ship to COMNAVDEFEAST PAC then to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 35 05 N 152 6 W  
203 49 25-Sep-63 11:06 GMT Pacific Ocean 34°14'N  125°29'W P USS Lowe USN   1 Round object 1st Mag star Red  1 Straight course with luminous vapor swirling about object; Vapor is 20X size of object 2   Missile Fair Fair 4 min 4 LTJR RJ Sands - USN OOD, LCDR RJ Edris - USN CO, ENS JE Benton- USN JOOD, ER BM2 - USN BMOW 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 0 deg to 25 deg West Naval Message from USS Lowe to COM $ AF HAM AFB California CINCPACFLT INST 3820.3 Immediate Yes   ° 34 14 N 125 29 W 7X50 and 9X54 Binoculars used
204 49 09-Oct-63 03:30 GMT Pacific Ocean 32°07'N  117°17'W P USS Calvert USN   1 Bright light Magnitude of Jupiter   1 Straight course   2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 2 Kennedy (Navigator) and Austing (SN) 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 15 deg East Ship letter to USN Hydrographic Office, then HO Nautical Information Branch to NASA then to ATIC US Oceanographic Office Publication 606 N/A N/A   ° 32 07 N 117 17 W  
205 49 04-Nov-63 05:46 GMT Pacific Ocean 40°00'N  174°0'W P SS Falgout Civil   1 Bright light   Star like or planet like 1 60 deg arc in 45 seconds   2   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 15 deg NE Civilian Merint report to Air Div Kunia Facility HAW then to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 40 00 N 174 0 W  
206 49 11-Nov-63 05:53 GMT 173'  40' 40°00'N  173°40'W P SS Falgout Civil   1 Bright light   Star like or planet like 1 45 deg arc in 55 seconds   2   Insufficient Data Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 25 deg 185 deg MERINT Report to COMBARFORPAC then Kunia then ATIC MERINT JANAP 146-D N/A N/A   ° 40 00 N 173 40 W  
207 49 02-Dec-63 17:50 GMT Farallon Islands Pacific Not Given CA USS Firedrake USN   1 Missile like object     1 Object made turn from SW and headed in South direction Trailing plume similar to Regulus type missile 3 50 miles from object; elevation was 10,000 ft to 30,000 ft Missile Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   SW to S Naval Message from USS Firedrake to COMCENSECTESTSEAFRON/ MERINT evaluation from COMNAVDEFEAST PAC MERINT Immediate Yes   °             Possible classified launch according to BB but not confirmed. Tracked with binoculars.
208 49 10-Dec-63 05:40 GMT Atlantic Ocean 40°20'N  17°40'W A USS Savage USN   1 Spherical   pulsating white 3 Straight course   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 2 OOD and Lookout 0 1 0 0 0 0   East Telex from Air Div Kunia to ATIC with Merint report JANAP 146-D MERINT N/A N/A   ° 40 20 N 17 40 W  
209 49 26-Jan-64 19:11 GMT Pacific Ocean 35°58'N  164°15'E P USS Matagorda Coast Guard   1 Bright light 1st Mag Star White 1 Straight course   2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 30 deg 170 deg Telex from CGC Matagorda to USAF Headquarters/CCGD 14/others MERINT N/A N/A   ° 35 58 N 164 15 E MERINT believed to be satellite, then why send report
210 49 05-Feb-64 00:09 GMT Atlantic Ocean 65°00'N  28°43'W A Navy Commander Task Group USN   1 Bright light     1 Straight course   2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   20 deg Telex from COMBAREFORANT to CNO/CINCLANTFLT/others Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 65 00 N 28 43 W  
211 50 17-May-64 06:30 GMT Atlantic Ocean 38°02'N  42°38'W A SS President Jackson Civil   1 Bright object     1 Straight course flying   2 Medium altitude Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 0   SE Telex from COMASWFORLANT to CINCNORAD MERINT N/A N/A   ° 38 02 N 42 38 W  
212 50 18-May-64 02:00 GMT Far East 34°00'N  164°00'E P Ocean Station Victor - Radar Sighting Coast Guard   1 Radar detection only     Radar Change courses; speeds of 150 knots   3 29 to 70 miles Aircraft Poor Poor 39 min 1 Radar Detection Case 0 1 0 0 1 0   280-330 deg Telex from OSV to CINCPACFLT/ CINCNORAD/ COFS USAF/ Others MERINT N/A N/A   ° 34 00 N 164 00 E Radar case of Aircraft - why send to BB? Specially when there was no anomalous behaviour
213 50 18-May-64 04:45 GMT Pacific Ocean 30°00'N  140°00'W P Ocean Station Victor Coast Guard   1 Satellite     1 Straight course   2   Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 1 No Details 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 40 deg to 50 deg NE Telex from OSV to COMWESTAREA MERINT N/A N/A   ° 30 00 N 140 00 W MERINT report reporting a satellite.
214 51 06-Jun-64 22:00 GMT 600 miles NW of Ascension Not Given A SS Norma C. Penn Civil   1 Bright light Bright as brightest star; similar to Star Rigel Appeared to flash; white light 1 Erratic motion; object in flight crossing own path; Stood still; suddenly speed up and move away; flash or flicker; disappear and reappear   6   Star Vega Good Good 8 min 3 Master, 2nd Officer and 3rd Officer 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 60 deg Northerly; 110 deg Captain reported sighting to US Consul in South Africa who then send letter to US Air Attaché then to ATIC ATIC forms N/A N/A   °             Witness filled out a complete UFO report from ATIC
215 51 25-Jul-64 08:05 GMT Pacific Ocean 41°27'N  164°16'W P SS Dona Maru Civil   1 Flare rocket   Blue 1 Rising and falling from horizon   3   Flare Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 0 0 0 1 Rising and falling from Horizon 130 deg Merint report to Air Division Kunia Facility then Telex to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 41 27 N 164 16 W  
216 51 26-Jul-64 02:58 GMT Pacific Ocean 15°01'S  132°31'W P Greek Steamer SS Frixos Civil   3 Twin satellites Bright as planet Jupiter One was red and green; the other was red and white; third was white 5 Orbital motion; distance between 2 objects was steady; after 2 min another satellite joined   2   Aircraft & Satellite Poor Fair 5 min 1 Chief Officer 1 1 1 1 1 1 Elev. = 19 deg 2-West  1-NE Merint report to COMWESTAREA then to Air Division Kunia Facility then Telex to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 15 01 S 132 31 W  
217 52 05-Aug-64 04:43 GMT Pacific Ocean 30°00'N  140°00'W P US CGC Pontchartrain Coast Guard   1 Bright light   Satellite like 1 Straight course   2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 66 deg then 32 deg 20 deg Merint report from USCG Cutter to CINCNORAD then to ATIC MERINT N/A N/A   ° 30 00 N 140 00 W  
218 52 11-Aug-64 05:01 GMT 168'00  35'10 35°10'N  168°00'W P USS Newell USN   1 Bright object 1st Mag Star Satellite like 1 Straight course   2   Satellite Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 1 Elev. = 30 deg 60 deg Telex from COMBARFORPAC to COMHAWSEAFRON MERINT JANAP 146-D N/A N/A   ° 35 10 N 168 00 W Telex says CIRVIS but it meant MERINT
219 52 25-Oct-64 01:30 GMT Atlantic Ocean 66°00'N  27°40'W A Navy Ground Visual / Ship Unknown USN   1 Satellite   Satellite like 1 Straight course   2   Insufficient Data Poor Poor Not Reported 1 No Details 0 1 1 0 0 0 Not Reported 270 deg Telex from ADMINO COMBARFORLANT to CNO/CINCLANTFLT/ CINCNORAD Not Reported N/A N/A   ° 66 00 N 27