Go Back Report # 1638



July 3, 1947; San Diego NAS, California           
12:45 p.m. Motor machinists Chief Robert L. Jackson and Chief William Baker reported three saucer-shaped objects twice the size of Navy aircraft, gleaming in sun like aluminum, flying about 400 mph, over ocean west of San Diego (Source: San Diego, CA, Union, 4 Jul 1947, Bloecher Case 194).          

Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP: The 1947 Sighting Wave:           


Case 194: San Diego, California           

Two Navy Chief Petty Officers, Robert L. Jackson and William Baker, were at the Naval Station when they observed three disc-like objects approximately 20 miles west of the Station, over the Pacific Ocean. The officers said the objects, flying at an estimated speed of 400 miles an hour, came in from the west and circled, then flew back out over the ocean. 

“They were about half-way from the horizon,” Jackson said. “They appeared to be round as saucers and were flying fairly close together in formation.” The wire service accounts of this report did not say whether a report had been made out to Navy officials.       

Reference for the above text is: Website: http://rr0.org/See:

UFOCAT PRN 65989          
UFOCAT URN - 065989
Ted Bloecher investigation files, News clip, San Francisco Examiner, 07-04-1947       
UFOCAT URN - 011899
Report on the UFO Wave of 1947 by Ted Bloecher, Case #194, © 1967          
UFOCAT URN - 141514 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0140, © 1980           
UFOCAT URN - 162220 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 00791, © 2002         

North America – United States, California       
San Diego Naval Air Station   Latitude 32-43-36 N, Longitude 117-10-57 W [military]
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399

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