Go Back Report # 438



     Seven days later, on March 21, Mrs. Jean Coleman and Mrs. Cathy Leach were crossing the Clearwater Dam about 9:00 P.M. when they saw an object rise out of the lake. Theirs is one of the most spectacular sightings reported.

     They were first alerted by a "red flash" on the lake. Stopping their car, they got out to see blinking lights ascending. Each time a red light flashed, the object got brighter.

     "We could see it climbing," Mrs. Coleman said. "It looked like the lights were red, white and yellow. There was no sound. We tried to make out the shape but each time the lights went out we could see nothing . . . We watched it for four or live [sic-five] minutes until it circled out of sight."

     Ken Johnson, owner of the Piedmont Boat Dock, confirmed the women's story. Shortly be- fore they saw the UFO leaving the water, unnamed campers told Johnson they had seen a "bright light moving right under the surface of the lake." These latter "aimed a flashlight beam at the traveling light and it went out immediately."

     Later in March two divers from the East Side Divers Supply Company of Granite City, Ill., made three attempts to explore the lake for evidence of the underwater UFO. Unfortunately, unusually heavy spring rainfall (seven inches in March) had raised the water level 30 feet above normal. The lake was extremely murky and the divers found nothing in its depths.


This article is courtesy of researcher Jerry Hamm, from Napoleon, OH.


Reference for the above text is: Website: The Great UFO Wave: October, 1973:





Wednesday night, Mrs. Coleman and a friend, Kathy Leach, parked out on the dam, which is elevated and is a clear area, to see what else they could see. They saw it again, a flashing red light that seemed to rise out of the lake. That was about 9 o’clock.


Reference for the above text is: The Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO. Dated 03-24-1973.

With thanks to Barry Greenwood for supplying the source.


UFOCAT PRN – 100660

UFOCAT URN – 100660 Newspaper Clipping, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, March 23, 1973

UFOCAT URN – 098868 The BUFORA Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 1973, pp. 39-40

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Fate magazine, May 1974, Vol. 27, No. 5, p. 96

UFOCAT URN – 132903 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0587, © 1980

UFOCAT URN – 075056 Missouri Cases from Ted Phillips case investigation files, #501

UFOCAT URN – 084087 UFO Register #5 by J. Bernard Delair, p. 169, no © date

UFOCAT URN – 064118 Missouri Cases from Ted Phillips case investigation files, #396

UFOCAT URN – 064119 Missouri Cases from Ted Phillips case investigation files, #397

UFOCAT URN – 166582 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 09876, © 2002


North America – United States, Missouri, Wayne

Clearwater Dam           Latitude 37-08-05 N, Longitude 090-46-17 W (D-M-S) [dam]

Clearwater Lake           Latitude 37-08-48 N, Longitude 090-47-25 W [reservoir – Reynolds County]

Clearwater Lake Dam   Latitude 37-38-18 N, Longitude 091-05-36 W (D-M-S) [dam – Iron County]

Piedmont                      Latitude 37-09-16 N, Longitude 090-41-44 W [populated place] 

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399



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