Go Back Report # 373
10-13-1967

10-13-1967  

Note: The following sighting was also reported by Jacque Vallee in “Passport to Magonia” with a date of 10-27-1967, which I believe was due to a misunderstanding of which “Friday” the newspapers were talking about However I believe that the following is the most accurate version of it, as the source is, newspaper articles from India, and several more villages are mentioned. –CF-         

As far as dates mentioned in the news clips go – October 1967:

Oct. 13 Friday

Oct. 17 Tuesday

Oct. 18 Wednesday

Oct. 19 Thursday

Oct. 20 Friday – 1 week later.

Oct. 23 Monday

Oct. 27 Friday – 2 weeks later.

Flying saucer seen near Shillong

Shillong, Oct. 18 (PTI)1         

       A mysterious saucer shaped flying object is said to have landed in a running stream, close to the dak bungalow of the Dympep village, about 16 miles from Shillong, on the road to Cherrapunjee on the evening of Friday last, according to reports reaching here yesterday.

       A senior police officer stated yesterday that, the police were making an on-the-spot inquiry.

Emitting colours

These reports stated that the "flying saucer" was first noticed by the villagers of Laitkroh, about two miles away from Dympep village where the object is reported to have spun like a top about 500 feet above the earth, emitting bright red and green colours. Its diameter was roughly 20 to 30 feet. The object remained for three or four minutes in one position in the sky and then hovered on to another spot closeby where it again spun above the earth for a few minutes. It then flew over the dak bungalow area and landed in a stream.  

Reports quoting eye-witnesses stated that the object sucked and churned the water with loud and deafening explosions. From the stream the object spiralled up and flew towards Mawkdok village, about three miles away, and then towards the dense woods before finally vanishing from sight.      

First reports indicate that the mysterious object, In Its passage through the forest, breeze-swept everything in its path, and some trees bore marks resembling saw cuts.       

It is also reported that the air was very hot in the close vicinity of the object even after it had left. The strange phenomenon lasted about half an hour.     

These reports have aroused keen public Interest in Shillong, the hill capital of Assam and at Cherrapunjee, especially in the light of a similar news report from Canada two days ago. (A Reuter report from Calgary (Alberta) had stated that multicoloured objects like flying saucers terrorised the Calgary district and that the Canadian air force had stepped up a probe into flying saucers).                                                                                                                                   

This reference: THE INDIAN EXPRESS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1967

With Thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/ 

ALSO

I.A.F. Probe into Assaam Flying Saucer Mystery

SHILLONG, Oct. 18.

       Police inquiries yesterday into the appearance of a mysterious saucer-shaped flying object in the Khasi Hills of Assam last Friday revealed that considerable damage has been done to the dense vegetation in the forest through which the flying object is reported to have passed before disappearing from sight.          

       The villagers of nearby area roughly half way between Cherrapunjee and Shillong, testified that they heard three loud explosive sounds during the half-hour the saucer was hovering about in the neighbourhood.  

       The eastern wing of the Indian Air Force is reported to be probing into the mysterious incident.          

       It was reported yesterday that a mysterious saucer-shaped flying object is said to have landed in a running stream, close to the dak bungalow of Dympep village, about 16 miles form Shillong, on the road to Cherrapunjee, on the evening of Friday last.

       The report stated that the “flying saucer" was first notice by the villagers of Laitkroh, about two miles away from Dympep village where the object is reported to have spun like a top about 500 feet above the earth, emitting bright red and green colours. Its diameter was roughly 20 to 30 feet. The object remained for three or four minutes in one position in the sky and then hovered on to another spot close-by where it again spun above the earth for a few minutes. It then flew over the dak bungalow area GT and landed in a stream.   

       It is also reported that the air was very hot in the close vicinity of the object even after it had left. The strange phenomenon lasted about half an hour.          

       These reports have aroused keen public interest in Shillong, the hill Capital of Assam and at Cherrapunjee, especially in the light of a similar news report ft from Canada two days ago. (A Reuter report from Calgary (Alberta) had stated that multicoloured objects like flying saucers terrorised the Calgary district and that the Canadian Air Force had stepped up a probe into flying saucers).—PTI.                                                                                                                          

This reference: The “HINDU” MADRAS, Oct. 19th, 1967.

With Thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/ 

ALSO

Flying Object damages forest

SHILLONG, Oct. 19 (PTI)         

       Police inquires on Tuesday into the appearance of a mysterious saucer-shaped flying object in the Khasi Hills of Assam last Friday revealed that considerable damage had been done to the dense vegetation in the Lum Swer forest through which the flying object was reported to have passed before disappearing from sight.                                                                                    

This reference: The Indian Express, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh, Undated news clip

With Thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/ 

ALSO

'Flying Saucer' in Assam Village

       A mysterious saucer-shaped flying object is said to have landed in a running stream, close to the dak bungalow of Dympep village, about 16 miles form Shillong, on the road to Cherrapunjee, on the evening of October 13 according to reports reaching Shillong.

       These reports stated that the "flying saucer" was first noticed by the villagers of Laitkroh, about two miles away from Dympep village where the object is reported to have spun like a top about 500 feet above the earth, emitting bright red and green colours. Its diameter was roughly 20 to 30 feet. The object remained for three or four minutes in one position in the sky and then hovered on to another spot close-by where it again spun above the earth for a few minutes. It then flew over the dak bungalow area and landed in a stream.  

       Reports quoting eye witnesses stated that the object sucked and churned the water with loud and deafening explosions. From the stream the object spiralled up and flew towards Mawkdok village, about three miles away, and then towards the dense woods before finally vanishing from sight.  

       First reports indicate that the mysterious object, in its passage through the forest, breeze-swept everything in its path and some trees bore marks resembling saw cuts.

   It is also reported that the air was very hot in the close vicinity of the object even after it had left The strange phenomenon lasted about half an hour.      

       These reports have aroused keen public interest in Shillong, the hill Capital of Assam and at Cherrapunjee, especially in the light of a similar news report from Canada some days ago. (A Reuter report from Calgary (Alberta) had stated that multi-coloured objects like flying saucers terrorised the Calgary district and that the Canadian Air Force had stepped up a probe into flying saucers).                                                                                                                                   

This reference: The HINDU weekly review, MADRAS, MONDAY, OCT. 23, 1967.

With Thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/ 

ALSO

Shillong saucer

       Very few reports ever reach this REVIEW from the Indian sub-continent, so it was particularly interesting to read these accounts from “The Times of India” of October 18 and 19 respectively:--

       "Shillong, October 17: An object resembling a flying saucer was noticed on Friday evening near Laitkor village, 18 miles from Shillong, the police said here today. The object was reportedly seen racing across the sky with a loud report, According to some villagers, trees past which the object had cut its way carried marks that looked like saw cuts.

       "P.T.I. adds: The object is said to have landed in a running stream, close to the dak bungalow of Dympep village, 16 miles from Shillong, on Friday evening.

       "The flying saucer was first noticed by Laitkor villagers, where it was reported to have spun like a top 500 feet above the earth, emitting bright red and green lights.

       "Reports quoting eye-witnesses stated that the object sucked and churned the water with loud and deafening explosions. From the stream, the object flew towards Mawkdok village, three miles away, and then towards the dense woods.--P.T.l,"         

       "Shillong, October 18: Police inquiries yesterday into the appearance of a mysterious saucer-shaped flying object in the Khasi Hills of Assam last Friday, revealed that considerable damage has been done to the dense vegetation in the Lum Swer forest through which the flying object is reported to have passed before disappearing,

       "The villagers of nearby area, roughly half-way between Cherrapunjee and Shillong, testified that they heard three loud sounds during the half an-hour while the 'saucer' was hovering about in the neighborhood.

"The eastern wing of the Indian Air Force is reportedly probing into the mysterious incident.--P.T.l,"  

       An explanation followed in “The Times of India” of October 20, from which we quote the opening paragraphs:--

       "The appearance of a mysterious object, said to resemble a 'flying saucer', at Laitkorh village in Khasi hills on Friday, has been explained as a meteorological phenomenon.

       "An inquiry conducted by a magistrate, Air Force authorities and the police reached the conclusion that the episode was ‘a meteorological phenomenon termed a whirlwind of high intensity’ but of a local nature only."

--Credit: Jal N. D. Tata of Bombay.                                                                                          

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 33, January/February 1968. 

Note 1: P.T.I. = Press Trust of India:

News agency sharing Indian news as well as international, business, and sports.   

UFOCAT PRN – 46581 [DOS: 10-13-1967]

UFOCAT URN – 46581 NICAP Investigation Files         

UFOCAT PRN – 46982 [DOS 10-27-1967]

UFOCAT URN – 46982 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee # 892 © 1969

UFOCAT URN – 46983 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #2696 by L Schoenherr. No © date.

UFOCAT PRN – 69593 [DOS 10-13-1967]

UFOCAT URN – 69593 UFO Investigator (NICAP), December 1967, p. 3.        

UFOCAT PRN – 69594 [DOS 10-13-1967]

UFOCAT URN – 69594 UFO Investigator (NICAP), December 1967, p. 3.

UFOCAT URN – 88265 Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 33, January/February 1968.

UFOCAT URN – 82334 Physical Traces Associated With UFO Sightings by Ted Phillips, p. 606,

                                     CUFOS © 1979          

UFOCAT PRN – 76813 [DOS 10-17-1967]

UFOCAT URN – NONE  The Times of India of October 18, 1967

UFOCAT URN – NONE  The Times of India of October 19, 1967

UFOCAT URN – NONE  The Times of India of October 20, 1967

UFOCAT URN – 46608 Special report on 1968 cases by Parrick Huyghe © 1969

UFOCAT URN – 76813 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 228-140, published 1970

UFOCAT PRN – 108237 [DOS 10-13-1967]

UFOCAT URN – 108237 UFO Investigator (NICAP), March 1968, p. 5. Note: city misspelled

                                     “Oympep”, should be “Dympep”        

Sothern Asia – India, Meghalaya

City of Shillong             Latitude 25-34 N, Longitude 91-53 E (D-M)

Cherrapunjee              Found – Cherrapunji:

Cherrapunji                  Latitude 25.18 N, Longitude 92.42 E

Reference: Gazetteer of India and Pakistan Vol. 1, Nov. 1950, Sheet #78    

Village of Dympep        Latitude 25-25 N, Longitude 91-45 E

Village of Laitkor          Latitude 25-30 N, Longitude 91-50 E (D-M)

Village of Mawkdok      (Possible misspelling of one the following three?):

Mawdoh                       Latitude 25-40 N, Longitude 91-20 E

Mowdok                       Latitude 21-30 N, Longitude 92-35 E

Mawdon                       Latitude 25-10 N, Longitude 91-30 E

Khasi Hills of Assam – Khasi is a state (Three villages named Kasi found):

Kasi                              Latitude 30-10 N, Longitude 67-00 E

Kasi                              Latitude 21-15 N, Longitude 73-40 E

Kasi                              Latitude 23-35 N, Longitude 81-50 E

Reference: Thanks to – Marcel Fortin, University of Toronto Map Librarian     

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 25. 57 N, Longitude 91. 88 E (D.%) 


 



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