Go Back Report # 1664

1952, Date unknown; Jacksonville NAS, Florida           
11:00 p.m. Four sailors standing watch observed a black spearhead-shaped object suddenly appear approaching from Jacksonville traveling N [north] to S [south]. The reporting witness was the first to see it, then the other three. It stopped over NAS, with no slowing down, and then hovered for 15 seconds. While it hovered it looked like a dark spearhead in front of a dim yellow light. Two aircraft took off at the same time, however, the witness did not know if it was related to the object. Suddenly the object left at a high rate of speed to the S. Sighting was reported to the control tower that replied it was probably a weather balloon. (Reported in 2003)      

Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena): The 1952 UFO Chronology:

North America – United States, Florida, Duval 
Jacksonville    Latitude 30-13-04 N, Longitude 081-41-03 W (D-M-S) [military – Naval Air Station]      
Jacksonville    Latitude 30-19-56 N, Longitude 081-39-20 W [populated place]
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399

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