Go Back Report # 1027

For the complete write-up of this case, with the original documents, please see Dr. Bruce Maccabee’s web site at: http://brumac.8k.com/RemarkableMeteors/Remarkable.html

Monthly Weather Review, March 1904-115:

Report from the observations of three members of his crew by Lieut. Frank H. Schofield, U. S. N., of the U. S. S. Supply:

Feb. 24, 1904. Three luminous objects, of different sizes, the largest having an apparent area of about six suns. When first sighted, they were not very high. They were below clouds of an estimated height of about one mile. They fled, or they evaded, or they turned. They went up into the clouds below which they had, at first, been sighted. Their unison of movement.

But they were of different sizes and of different susceptibilities to all forces of this earth and of the air.                                                                                                                                    

This reference: The Complete Books of Charles Fort, p. 298, © 1974 from the original The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort, © 1919. 


1904:   Circular UFOs Maneuvered Near Ship

One of the earliest formation cases was reported February 28, 1904, by a ship in the North Pacific off San Francisco. Three members of the crew of the USS Supply, at 6:10 a.m. local time, sighted an echelon formation of three "remarkable meteors" which appeared near the horizon below clouds, moving directly toward the ship. As they approached, the UFOs began soaring, rose above the cloud layer, and were observed climbing into space, still in echelon. The lead object was egg-shaped and about the size of six suns (about 3 degrees of arc). The other two were smaller and appeared to be perfectly round. They remained visible for over two minutes. [7] (Meteors, of course, do not travel in echelon formation, change course and climb, nor remain visible for two minutes).                                                                                                                     

This reference: The UFO Evidence by Richard H. Hall, p. 13, © 1997   

Note #7 in text is the same as Fort’s reference - Monthly Weather Review, March 1904-115:

UFOCAT PRN – 79662 [DOS: 02-24-1904]

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Monthly Weather Review, March 1904

UFOCAT URN – 085656 Book of the Damned by Charles Fort, p. 637, © 1919

UFOCAT URN – 010662 Flying Saucers Are Real by Donald Keyhoe, p. 61, © 1950

UFOCAT URN – 079279 Flying Saucers Have Landed by Desmond Leslie, p. 31, © 1953

UFOCAT URN – 010663 Flying Saucers From Outer Space by Donald Keyhoe, p. 228, © 1955

UFOCAT URN – 010666 Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques Vallee, p. 20, © 1965

UFOCAT URN – 010665 The Truth About Flying Saucers by Aimι Michel, p. 136, © 1967

UFOCAT URN – 120359 International UFO Reporter (CUFOS), May 1984, p. 4

UFOCAT URN – 010660 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0003 by L. Schoenherr, No © date.

UFOCAT URN – 010661 Computerized Catalog (N=3076), #0244 by Jacques Vallee, No © date

UFOCAT URN – 010664 Catalog Through 1950 by H. Edward Hill, #005, © date unknown    

UFOCAT PRN – 79662 [DOS: 02-28-1904]

UFOCAT URN – 010667 The UFO Evidence by Richard Hall, p. 013, © 1964

UFOCAT URN – 079662 Mysteries of the Skies by Gordon I. R. Lore, p. 90, © 1968

UFOCAT URN – 056687 The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry by J. Allen Hynek, p. 36, © 1972

UFOCAT URN – 071112 Beyond Earth: Man’s Contact With UFOs by Ralph Blum, p. 59, © 1974

UFOCAT URN – 120491 International UFO Reporter (CUFOS), September 1984, p. 14

UFOCAT URN – 150270 International UFO Reporter (CUFOS), September 1984, p. 14

UFOCAT URN – 146082 From Airships To Arnold: (1900-1946) by Richard Hall, p. 6, © 2000

UFOCAT URN – 010668 Condon Committee, No date of publication

UFOCAT URN – 010669 James E. McDonald investigation files # 002

UFOCAT URN – 052005 (USAF) Blue Book files counted in official statistics

UFOCAT URN – 061637 J. Allen Hynek investigation files

UFOCAT URN – 118624 UFO Calendar 1999, Feb. 24, 1999, No © date

UFOCAT URN – 181653 Remarkable Luminous Phenomena in Nature by William Corliss, p.280-07,

                                        © 2001       

North America - North Pacific off San Francisco, USA

San Francisco   Latitude 37-46-30 N, Longitude 122-25-10 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.

From ORIGINAL text – Position was: Latitude 35-58 N, Longitude 128-36 W (D-M). About 300 miles west – southwest of San Francisco.      

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 35.97 N, Longitude 128.60 W (D.%) [All except for the following]

                                      Latitude 38.93 N, Longitude 128.60 W [URNs 10662 & 10663]        


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