There was a series of occurrences in the summer of 1910. Early in July, the crew of the French fishing smack Jeune Frédéric reported having seen, in the sky off the coast of Normandy, a large, black, bird-like object. Suddenly it fell into the sea, bounded back, fell again, and disappeared, leaving no findable traces. Nothing was known of the flight of any terrestrial aircraft by which to explain.
Reference for the above text is: The Complete Books of Charles Fort, p. 639, © 1974, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, from his original book Lo!, © 1931
Original source: London Weekly Dispatch, July 10, 1910
Note: Date is the publishing date of the paper
Disappears Beneath the Waves
A mysterious accident is reported in a telegram to the Petit Parisien from Calvados. While fishing at that port several fishermen saw an aeroplane dip into the sea. It righted itself and commenced to rise. It repeated this performance three times, and finally disappeared beneath the waves.
The fishermen made for the spot in the hope of rendering assistance, but could find no trace of the machine or its occupants.
Reference for the above text is: E-mail from Chris Aubeck to me (CF) dated March 20, 2013.
Original reference: Monday 04 July 1910, Evening Telegraph, Angus, Scotland.
UFOCAT PRN – 68676
UFOCAT URN – NONE The Complete Books of Charles Fort, p. 639, © 1974, from his original book Lo !, © 1931
UFOCAT URN – NONE Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century by Janet & Colin Bord, p. 165, © 1989.
UFOCAT URN – 68676 World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports by Peter Rogerson, #0078, no date of publication.
Europe – France, Basse-Normandie. Body of water is the English Channel
Calvados Latitude 49-10-00 N, Longitude 000-30-00 W (D-M-S) [second-order administrative division]
Normandy Latitude 49-00-00 N, Longitude 000-00-00 W [region]
Print this Page