Go Back Report # 1585

September 1967: On the 10th, the three-man crew of a DC-6 airliner flying at 16,000 feet near the Pyrenees mountains—80 miles northwest of Barcelona, Spain—watched a cone-shaped object fly across their path at supersonic speed about 40 miles ahead. Then the craft slowed, changed direction, and zoomed toward the airliner. It passed half a mile beneath their plane before disappearing. "It was fantastic—I saw the object for three minutes and it was like nothing I had seen before," said Captain Fred Underhill, who had 26 years flying experience. First Officer Patrick Hope, 25, who sketched the object on a pad while it was in sight, said: "It was about 100 feet high and 80 feet wide, and shaped something like an ice cream cone pointed upward. It was apparently made of silvery metal. The top pointed part was quite clear, but below that it was an indistinct shape lost in some sort of haze." The sun was shining on one side of the craft.         
   Captain Underhill said: "I estimate that in the first minute I watched, the object must have traveled about 60 miles. This puts its speed at about 3500 miles per hour, faster than any aircraft I have ever seen before. It was not revolving. There was no sign of portholes, doors, or even a vapor trail." Flight Engineer Brian Dunlop, 28, who had clocked about 2500 flying hours, said: "The shape drawn by Hope is accurate. If it had been flying with the point forward, it would have been a good aerodynamic shape, but flying with the point upward goes against any known design.   

Reference for the above text is: MUFON UFO Journal, #233, September 1987, p. 19.        

UFOCAT PRN – 46279          
UFOCAT URN – 046280
NICAP investigation files, September 1967, B1 (news clip)    
UFOCAT URN – 088132 Flying Saucer Review, September 1967, p. 2 
UFOCAT URN – 090010 APRO Bulletin, September 1967, p. 6  
UFOCAT URN – 069589 UFO Investigator, publication of NICAP, December 1967, p. 1
UFOCAT URN – 046273 Special Report on 1968 cases by Patrick Huyghe, © 1969     
UFOCAT URN – 046274 Special Report on 1968 cases by Patrick Huyghe, © 1969     
UFOCAT URN – 046295 Special Report on 1968 cases by Patrick Huyghe, © 1969     
UFOCAT URN – 075952 UFO Nachtrichten, May 1971  
UFOCAT URN – 211120 MUFON UFO Journal, #233, September 1987, p. 19   
UFOCAT URN – 122129 Aircraft UFO Encounters by Dominique Weinstein, #036-02, © 1999
UFOCAT URN – 145153 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 11, © 2000        
UFOCAT URN – 145567 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 118-09, © 2000
UFOCAT URN – 046279 Condon Committee investigation files, V11    
UFOCAT URN – 095017 Contact U.K. (Title of Book), no © date           
UFOCAT URN – 193024 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (820), #638, no © date  
UFOCAT URN – 106248 Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos investigation files         

Europe – Spain, Tarragona      
Barcelona   Latitude 41-23-54 N, Longitude 002-10-27 E (D-M-S) [seat of a first-order administrative division]         
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    

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