Go Back Report # 1331



James McCampbell


     That diesel engines can be disrupted was probably first observed on a fishing boat plying Hawk Inlet, Alaska on December 16, 1958 (Case 3). The UFO had been seen the previous day floating on the water about ¼ mile away. When it appeared about 70 ft. above the mast, the fisherman radioed the Coast Guard. About 5 minutes later, the “boat's power” failed and the radio went dead. An auxiliary diesel generator was barely running but it came back to normal as the UFO flew away.5

     The description of this case is less than explicit but the language would ordinarily be taken to mean that the boat's propulsion system failed. It would be rare, indeed, for a boat with a diesel generator to be powered by other than a diesel engine thereby requiring the storage of two different kinds of fuel. Nevertheless, it is quite clear that the diesel generator malfunctioned, a detail that will be seen in other cases.      

Note 5:  Summary in Falla, Geoffrey, "Vehicle Interference Project," p. 49, The British UFO Research Association, publication date unknown but later than July 1978. Original source was APRO Bulletin, May/June, p. 6, 1969.        

Reference for the above text is: MUFON UFO Journal, #203, March 1985, p. 4.       


UFOCAT URN – NONE APRO Bulletin, May/June 1969, p. 6

UFOCAT URN – NONE MUFON UFO Journal, #203, March 1985, p. 4     

North America – United States, Alaska, Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Hawk Inlet   Latitude 58-07-48 N, Longitude 134-45-44 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399


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