The second incident occurred at Salmon Darn [sic-Dam], Idaho, on August 13, 1947. When I heard the date, it sounded familiar. I checked my sightings file and saw it was the same day as the strange affair at Twin Falls, Idaho.
In the Twin Falls case, the disk was sighted by observers in a canyon. There was one interesting difference from the usual description. This disk was sky-blue, or else its gleaming surface somehow reflected the sky because of the angle of vision. Although it was not close to the treetops, the observers were amazed to see the trees whip violently when the disk raced overhead, as though the air was boiling from the object's swift passage.
At Salmon Dam, that same day, two miners heard an odd roaring sound and stared into the sky. Several miles away, two brightly gleaming disks were circling at high speed.
"It was like two round mirrors whirling around the sky," one of the men was later quoted as saying. "They couldn’t have been any ordinary planes, not round like that. And they were going too fast."
During this part of my trip, I also was told that one saucer had fallen into a mountain lake. This came to me secondhand. The lone witness was said to have rushed over to his car to get his camera as the disk approached. When it plunged toward the lake, he was so startled that he failed to snap the picture until the moment it struck. This story sounded so flimsy that I didn't bother to list it.
Months later, a Washington newsman confirmed at least part of the lake story. When he first related it, I thought he had fallen for a gag.
"I heard that yarn," I said. "Don't tell me you believe it?"
I come from Idaho," he told me. "And I happen to know the fellow who took the picture. Maybe it wasn't a disk, but something fell into that lake."
"Did you see the picture?"
"Yes, at the Pentagon." At my surprised look, he added, "That was long before they clamped down. Iwas talking to an Air Force officer about this lake thing, and he showed me the picture."
"What did it look like?"
"You couldn't tell much about it—just a big splash and a blur where something went under. Maybe a magnifying glass would bring it out, but I didn't get a chance to try it."
It was early in 1950 when he told me this. I asked at the Pentagon if this picture was in the Wright Field files, and if so whether I could see it. My inquiries drew blank looks. No one remembered such a photograph. And even if it were in the Project "Saucer" files, I couldn't see it.
This was more than two months after Project "Saucer” had been officially closed and its secrets presumably all revealed.
Reference for the above text is: Book: The Flying Saucers Are Real by Donald Keyhoe, pp. 80-81, © 1950.
UFOCAT PRN – 13147 [Time - afternoon]
UFOCAT URN – 013147 (USAF) Blue Book files counted in official statistics, August 1947 report form
UFOCAT URN – 013162 Project Grudge/Blue Book Special Reports 1-12, #00076
UFOCAT URN – 220133 UFO FBI Connection: The Secret History of the Government’s Cover-Up by Bruce Maccabee, Ph.D., pp. 13-14, © 2000
UFOCAT PRN – 13149 [Time - 0930]
UFOCAT URN – 013154 Flying Saucers Are Real by Donald Keyhoe, p. 027, © 1950
UFOCAT URN – 013156 Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques Vallee, p. 051, © 1965
UFOCAT URN – 013155 Challenge to Science by Jacques Vallee, p. 119, © 1966
UFOCAT URN – 104034 APRO Bulletin, December 1977
UFOCAT URN – 109783 UFO Investigator, publication of NICAP, February 1978, p. 4
UFOCAT URN – 013157 Computerized Catalog (N=3076), #358 by Jacques Vallee, no © date
UFOCAT PRN – 13162 [Time - day]
UFOCAT URN – 013161 Flying Saucers Are Real by Donald Keyhoe, pp. 80-81, © 1950
UFOCAT URN – 013160 Ted Bloecher investigation files, no date
UFOCAT PRN – 85908 [Time - day]
UFOCAT URN – 085908 Coming of the Saucers by Kenneth Arnold, p. 171, © 1952
UFOCAT URN – 134972 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0080, © 1980
UFOCAT URN – 085767 UFO Register by J. Bernard Delair, p. 032-017, 1975, © Contact International (UK)
UFOCAT PRN – 109784 [Time - 1300]
UFOCAT URN – 013158 (USAF) Blue Book files counted in official statistics, August 1947
UFOCAT URN – 054666 Project Grudge/Blue Book Special Reports 1-12 (Booklet), May 1955
UFOCAT URN – 013159 UFO Investigator, publication of NICAP, January 1958, p. 24
UFOCAT URN – 013153 The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports by Thomas Olsen, #003, © UFOIRC 1966
UFOCAT URN – 077310 What We Really Know About Flying Saucers by Otto Binder, p. 019, © 1967
UFOCAT URN – 013151 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee, # 0062, p. 192, © 1969
UFOCAT URN – 013150 Data-Net Report, September 1970
UFOCAT URN – 104035 APRO Bulletin, December 1977
UFOCAT URN – 107301 Hynek UFO Report by J. Allen Hynek, p. 034, © 1977
UFOCAT URN – 109784 UFO Investigator, publication of NICAP, February 1978, p. 4
UFOCAT URN – 156520 Project Blue Book Special Report No. 14 by Battelle Memorial Institute, 1979, p. 085
UFOCAT URN – 147897 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0084, © 1980
UFOCAT URN – 220132 UFO FBI Connection: The Secret History of the Government’s Cover-Up by Bruce Maccabee, Ph.D, pp. 13-14, © 2000
UFOCAT URN – 162609 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 01239, © 2002
UFOCAT URN – 013152 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0166 by L. Schoenherr, no © date
UFOCAT URN – 013148 Ted Bloecher investigation files, no date
UFOCAT URN – 013149 Project Grudge/Blue Book Special Reports 1-12, #00075
UFOCAT URN – 068780 World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, #0182 by Peter Rogerson, no © date
UFOCAT URN – 190961 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (820), #005, no © date
UFOCAT PRN – 162608 [Time - 0930]
UFOCAT URN – 162608 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 01238, © 2002
North America – United States, Idaho, Twin Falls
Salmon Dam Latitude 42-12-44 N, Longitude 114-44-03 W (D-M-S) [dam]
Twin Falls Latitude 42-33-47 N, Longitude 114-27-39 W [populated place]
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