Go Back Report # 435


Amin Sees African UFO

       KAMPALA, Uganda (UPI) - President Idi Amin saw an unidentified flying object splash down in Lake Victoria Saturday and then take off like a “gentle rocket,“ Radio Uganda said Sunday.           

       The radio said Amin was among a number of people who saw “a spectacular object covered with something like smoke1 descending at about noon into the lake, some 10 miles away.  

       “After some seven minutes, the object was seen lifting off like a rocket being fired but moving gently,” the radio said. “When disappearing into the sky, the last portion of it was seen like the tail of a big snake.”    

       According to the radio, Amin said the object was of “great significance” and “a sign of good luck to Uganda.” He added that all those who had seen it should attend prayers.                           

Original reference: Newspaper clipping from “The Province”, Vancouver. B.C., Canada. Monday, March 5, 1973 

Note 1: This “something like smoke”, is possibly created by the UFO due to the heat of its field causing “steam” thus giving the impression of smoke –CF-   


Other References containing text of the same nature, from the same radio report, in my file:

Original reference: Newspaper clipping from “The Boston Globe”, Boston, Mass., March 5, 1973.

Original reference: Newspaper clipping from “The Los Angeles Times, California, March 5, 1973

Many thanks to Barry Greenwood for all of the above clippings.        

Also carried in: Arkansas Gazette, Mon., March 5, 1975 and the Seattle P.I., March 5, 1973. With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/          

UFOCAT PRN – 100639 [DOS 03-03-1973]
UFOCAT URN – 100639 Newspaper Clipping, March 05, 1973
UFOCAT URN – 063545 UFO Investigator, Publication of NICAP, April 1973, p. 3
UFOCAT URN – 093048 APRO Bulletin, January 1973 (Date prior to sighting?-CF-), p. 10
UFOCAT URN – 062912 Data-Net Report, February 1973, p. 17
UFOCAT URN – 084055 UFO Register by Delair J Bernrd, p. 137. No © date.
UFOCAT URN – 178667 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 10391 © 2002       

UFOCAT PRN – 100639 [DOS 03-04-1973]
UFOCAT URN – 076391 UFO Nachtrichten, April 1973

Africa - Uganda,

Kampala           Latitude 0-19 N, Longitude 32-35 E (D-M)

Entebbe           Latitude 0-04 N, Longitude 32-29 E (Harbour & Bay)

Lake Victoria    Latitude 1-00 N, Longitude 33-00 E

Reference: Uganda gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.        

UFO location  (UFOCAT) Latitude 0.32 N, Longitude 32.58 E (D.%)

                                      Latitude 0.00 N, Longitude 32.73 E [URN 178667]   


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