Go Back Report # 1116


       A young boy and his mother are having a picnic in the summer of 1957, when their lives will be forever changed. This story takes place off the shores of a town by the name of Camden, Maine. 

      While enjoying the view of the sky and water of the Penobscot Bay area, which leads out to the Gulf of Maine, the witnesses become aware of a pinpoint in the sky that is growing and descending rapidly. Thinking at first that it is a plane, the reality of what it is becomes rapidly vivid. The craft is a silver, disc-shaped object and has what appears as a metallic dome. However, the shocking part is that it crashes into the bay at a rapid speed approximated at about 100 mph with very little disturbance of the water. In the witness’s own words: “It entered the water at a steep angle making no sound and barely a ripple or splash.” The distance to the craft from the shore is given as several hundred yards.        

       From a nautical chart of Penobscot Bay, the water depth in the area of the sighting is 60 feet or less. Yet the craft is estimated to be about 100 feet in diameter. The witness has stated that he expects that wreckage might be in the location of the assumed crash, however, I have cases where UFOs have entered shallower water and yet nothing was found.         

       The mother, who has just encountered the unbelievable, grabs her child and leaves the beach area as fast as possible. The child is sworn to secrecy, being told that “they would call us crazy, make fun of us, and cause us great discomfort in the community.”      

       The remaining witness, the boy now a man in failing health, has attempted to document his sighting for posterity. Having worked on KC-135's in the Air Force, he knows their wingspan to be 130 feet 10 inches, so his estimation of the size of the UFO he saw at 100 feet compared to the wingspan of a KC-135 is valid. 

       His sister also confirms that her mother, now deceased, had told her of the event at some point in her life and that her mother was not frightened by the event, but more astonished by the unbelievable.                                                                                                                                

This reference: Case investigation files of Carl Feindt dated 11-29-2007 and added to MUFON’s CMS (Computer Management System).          

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

North America – United States, Maine, Knox

Camden           Latitude 44-12-35 N, Longitude 69-03-53 W (D-M-S)

Penobscot Bay Latitude 44-11-14 N, Longitude 68-55-16 W

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


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