Go Back Report # 446



The Great UFO Wave of 1973:

May, 1973


Date: May 7 [Monday] sighting

Location: Pacific Ocean, Ten Mile, CA


Source: Fort Bragg, Calif. Advocate-News, May 10, 1973


"It's a bird, it's a plane, its..." Well, nobody knows for sure, but the search was on off Ten Mile Monday a.m. after Bob Curtis, fishing from his ferro-cement troller Kim, reported seeing something.


Fishing about three miles off the beach, Curtis saw a burning object hit the ocean. He called the Coast Guard Cutter Point Ledge, which responded. After searching for several hours, with the aid of a Coast Guard helicopter from San Francisco, the search was abandoned. All that was found was an oil slick and no reports of a missing plane have been received.


Wednesday morning the Point Heyer, standing in for the Point Ledge which is in San Francisco for three days for engine repair, was barely here when they received a call from the fishing vessel Lincoln. The 45-footer of Brookings, Ore., had suffered engine trouble about tne [sic-ten] miles north of Fort Bragg. It was towed to port at Novo. Wallis Durfee is the skipper.


End of article

This report is courtesy of:

Jan Aldrich

Project 1947

P. O. Box 391, Canterbury, CT 06331, USA


Reference for the above text is: Website: UFO Wave, 73: Article from Columbus newspaper: http://members.tripod.com/~task_2/Wave-May7a.htm


UFOCAT PRN - 120045

UFOCAT URN 120045 National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), Robert Gribble, Director


North America United States, California, Mendocino. Body of water is the Pacific Ocean

Ten Mile     Latitude 39-31-35 N, Longitude 123-46-35 W (D-M-S) [beach]

Fort Bragg  Latitude 39-26-45 N, Longitude 123-48-19 W [populated place]

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



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