Go Back Report # 1302

08-30-1950

Aug. 30, 1950; S of Kippens, Newfoundland, Canada (BBU 790)         

2 and 4? p.m. (ADT). William Alexander, son Bill Alexander, and nephew Austin Alexander, fishing in a dory boat about 1½ miles offshore from Kippens, saw a black or yellowish-brown object thought to be a submarine, the size of a dory [about 20 ft.] about 1½ to 2 miles away [to the S?], about 3 miles offshore about 15-20 ft. above the water, the shape of a large aerial gunnery target balloon or a barrel with a pole or periscope trailing from its center line into the water, moving at 3-5 mph to the NNE [towards shore?]. Object disappeared over the horizon; briefly re-sighted from high ground ashore sometime later [about 4 p.m.?]. Reported to the USAF at 4:10 p.m. No smoke, exhaust, noise or markings. Helicopter search at 4:20 p.m. negative. [See earlier similar sighting from Sandy Point/Indian Head.] (Jan Aldrich)           

Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena): The 1977 UFO Chronology:            
http://www.nicap.org/waves/1950fullrep.htm

UFOCAT PRN – 16298          
UFOCAT URN – 16298
(USAF) Blue Book files counted in official statistics, +00790    

North America – Canada, Newfoundland. Body of water is St. George’s Bay.  
Kippens  
Latitude 48-27-00 N, Longitude 058-37-25 W (D-M-S)        
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kippens        

Sandy Point  
Latitude 48-32-57 N, Longitude 058-29-00 W (D-M-S) [populated place]          
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

Indian Head  
Latitude 54-26-45 N, Longitude 057-13-50W (D-M-S) [cape]   
Reference: http://www.canmaps.com/topo/places/a/aakmb.htm      





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