??-??-1954 U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt
US Carrier Roosevelt Spots Three UFOs –
would like to divulge detailed information to you, I must first think of my
family. As an officer on the FDR, I
too witnessed a daytime
event involving a cigar-shaped craft that covered a span of at least
100 feet, a larger 300+ foot cigar, and two 50 foot (roughly) round discs.
Without stating my position, I will state that we attempted to engage the
craft with weaponry and, in the ten minutes of viewing and the 4 minutes of
this attempt, the
weapons would not allow themselves to be prepared for engagement.
attempted to prepare launch of aircraft at the conclusion of the event. I was
informed of the object when it arrived by [a] fellow
officer who engaged me in conversation concerning the proper procedure in
dealing with this type of event. At the 14 minute mark, the craft rapidly
traveled upward as two
small round objects exited the water. At the 21 minute mark, a much
larger cigar arrived from directly above the FDR and the two smaller disks entered the cigar, and then the
cigar once again departed upward at 23 minutes roughly. At [the] 26 minute mark, the cigar returned and dove into the water.
Thanks to MUFON
CMS (Computer Management System)
This reference: Filer’s
Files #22, 2007 by George Filer, Eastern MUFON Director, June 3, 2007.
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
NOTE regarding the date
of the above sighting-CF-:
next few years, [the] Franklin D. Roosevelt took part in intensive operations off the
Virginia Capes, along the east coast, and in the Caribbean, and made four
tours of duty in the Mediterranean. Assigned to extensive conversion at Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard, the
carrier sailed from Norfolk 7 January 1954. Too large to pass through the Panama Canal, she
rounded Cape Horn and
arrived at the shipyard 5 March. She
was decommissioned there 23 April 1954.
In February 1957, the recommissioned Franklin D. Roosevelt sailed to the Gulf of Maine for cold
weather tests of catapults, aircraft, and other carrier equipment, including
the Regulus guided missile.