Go Back Report # 1245



     An "event" of January 1956 involved one of the first ocean-going saucers. On the 18th, lifeguards initiated a hunt for a glowing1 "saucer" that had been observed as it glided down from the sky, floated on the water, and then sunk [sic-sank] beneath the surface off Redondo Beach, California. The spot where the saucer went down was about seventy-five yards offshore and the water at that spot was about twenty-five feet deep. Despite a long search, however, the object was never found.

     The glowing object was first sighted by a night watchman at the Redondo Beach Edison Company plant and later by a half-dozen residents, including local police and Hermosa Beach law-enforcement officers. Captain Bill Stidham, who was in charge of the Redondo Beach lifeguard station and supervised the search attempt, said that at 8:15 A.M. he had rowed out to the glowing spot where the saucer went down, but had found nothing. He returned forty-five minutes later with three divers but by that time the glow was gone. A Redondo Beach policeman who rowed out to the scene with a Geiger counter said that the instrument did not register any abnormal radiation.

     All of the witnesses who observed this strange incident said that the object "frothed"2 as it sat on the water prior to sinking and that the surface of the water continued to glow after it had sunk.

     The fact that a Geiger counter was taken to the scene may have resulted from a press wire feature of the same day which reviewed Ruppelt's book and pointed out that in it Ruppelt stated "abnormal radiations" had been detected at the times and in the areas of unidentified flying object sightings.  

Reference for the above text is: UFOs: The Whole Story by Coral and Jim Lorenzen, pp. 69-70, 1969.    

Note 1: Glowing in the air and underwater is a signature of ionization by the UFO of both mediums.

Note 2: froth = to become bubbly, to foam, to spume

Reference: http://thesaurus.com/browse/froth


UFOCAT PRN - 65484

UFOCAT URN 065484 UFOs: The Whole Story by Coral and Jim Lorenzen, pp. 69-70, 1969         
UFOCAT URN 026235 Data-Net Report January 1970
UFOCAT URN 141122 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0135, 1980          
UFOCAT URN NONE    UFOs Over California by Preston Dennett, p. 84, 2005          
Computerized Catalog (N=3076), #????, by Jacques Vallee, no date         

North America United States, California, San Mateo

Redondo Beach     Latitude 37-26-25 N, Longitude 122-26-37 W (D-M-S)      
Hermosa Beach     Latitude 33-51-44 N, Longitude 118-25-58 W       
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399


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