Youth Reports UFO Sighting
small Palos Verdes Riviera boy thinks was a flying saucer is believed to have
been a Navy target missile that crashed into the sea Thursday off San Nicholas Island.
Mrs. Irwin Cohen of 3648 Vigilance
Place said her son, Martin, took pictures of a glowing orange and red object as it sank into the sea
late in the afternoon.
at Point Mugu Navy Missile Test Range reported a Regulus II target missile crashed into the ocean three
miles northeast of the island when it ran low of (sic-on)
fuel at about 4 p.m.
said the 57-foot winged missile had been used for target practice by Navy jet
fighters off the coast.
said she and Martin were in their yard and looking out to sea when they spotted something
glowing in the ocean.
"You could see steam
rising from the object," she said. "My son grabbed his
binoculars and a camera and took two fast pictures."
said her son is all excited and is sure he saw a flying saucer.
probably telling all his friends in school about how he took pictures of an unidentified
flying object," she said.
call was made to the Coast Guard, who telephoned Pt. Mugu
and [was] told about the missile splash.
officials said a helicopter on a training flight was diverted to the area,
but the pilot radioed there was no wreckage floating.
said the Regulus II has a 20-foot, razor-thin wingspan
and was originally designed to carry a warhead up to 1,000 miles to a
target. It is also capable of speeds the speed of sound.
This reference: News Clip, News-Pilot, San Pedro, Calif., dated December 03, 1965
UFOCAT PRN – 73317
UFOCAT URN – NONE
San Pedro News-Pilot, 3 December 1965
UFOCAT URN – 073317 Invisible Residents by Ivan T.
Sanderson, p. 43, © 1970
UFOCAT URN – 141594 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by
George Eberhart, #0147, © 1980
UFOCAT URN – 165567 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, # 07021, © 2002
North America – United States, California, Los Angeles
San Pedro - Latitude 33-44-09 N, Longitude 118-17-32 W
UFO Location (UFOCAT) -
Latitude 33.74 N, Longitude 118.28 W (D.%)