Go Back Report # 233


"Head" Floats—Flies 

       On April 29, 1961, at about 4:00 P.M., John P. Gallagher, a Newport, R.I., contractor, was working at a home adjacent to Bailey's Beach. He observed something that, at first impression, seemed to be the head of a very red-faced man out for an early season swim.

       Closer scrutiny, however, revealed it to be a spherical object, red in color, bobbing lazily on the waves. John went up to the second floor for a better look at the object which was now about 200 yards from shore and drifting slowly out to sea. Just as he was about to lose interest, the object suddenly rose from the water to [a] height of about 60 feet and moved out to sea at a speed which John estimated to be about 100 M.P.H. He also expressed the opinion that the object was definitely controlled, for it seemed to rise abruptly to a chosen altitude and move out at high speed in an unwavering straight line.         
       (The editor notes a remarkable similarity between the object here described and one which was reportedly wrestled with in Ireland.)                                                                               

This reference: The APRO Bulletin, July, 1961, p. 4      

UFOCAT PRN – 89743 [DOS: 04-29-1961]

UFOCAT URN – 152151 The APRO Bulletin, July 1961, p. 4

UFOCAT URN – 089743 The APRO Bulletin, July 1961, p. 4

UFOCAT URN – NONE     Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, March/April 1962, pp. 25-26 (per


UFOCAT URN – 056817 UFOs over the Americas by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, p. 51, © 1968

UFOCAT URN – 073305 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 40, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 134381 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0940, © 1980

UFOCAT URN – 034252 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1436 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

UFOCAT PRN – 89743 [DOS: 09-29-1961]

UFOCAT URN – 101809 Flying Saucer Magazine (Palmer), May 1963, p. 33    

North America – United States, Rhode Island

Bailey’s Beach is located in Newport, R.I., at the southeast part of town. Newport is about 5.5 miles long from north to south.-CF-

Bailey’s Beach  Latitude 41-27-23 N, Longitude 71-18-47 W (D-M-S)

Newport           Latitude 41-29-24 N, Longitude 71-18-46 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/redirect.html  

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 41.49 N, Longitude 71.31 W (D.%)           


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