On This Day – February 4
1953 - At 1:50 p.m. U.S. Weather Bureau observer Stanley H. Brown in Yuma, Arizona, using a theodolite, sighted a dull white, oblong object that was tracked flying straight up vertically, then leveling off and being joined by a second, similar looking object. The second UFO twice flew away and returned to the first. The two dull white objects maneuvered errratically [sic], then in unison against the wind, one degree apart. A thin mist was seen around the edges of the objects. After five minutes both objects were lost to sight behind some clouds. A Project Blue Book unknown.
(Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case # 2388; UNICAT case # 795, citing Dr. James E. McDonald; Richard Hall, The UFO Evidence, p. 40; Donald E. Keyhoe, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, p. 240; Project Blue Book Report #10, February 27, 1953; Richard F. Haines, Project Delta, p. 78).
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At 1:50 PM a meteorological aide for the U.S. Weather Bureau in Yuma, Arizona, was searching for a lost weather balloon with the aid of a theodolite when he sighted a solid white, oblong object. The size of the object consisted of one minute of arc. The object appeared to be ascending straight up, then leveled off and at this point was joined by a second object of exactly the same description. The second object left the field of the theodolite twice but returned each time to join the original. They both disappeared simultaneously. The objects remained in vision for five minutes. The observer said that the objects rose more rapidly than any balloon he had ever seen and furthermore moved against the prevailing westerly wind.
Reference for the above text is: MUFON UFO Journal, #238, February 1988, p. 21, “Looking Back” by Robert Gribble.
UFOCAT PRN 18979
North America – United States, Arizona, Yuma
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