Go Back Report # 533
08-27-1978

08-27-1978  
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Experienced Witnesses
(Extract)          
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       Later that night-actually during the early morning hours of August 27 -a woman socialite from a very illustrious family from Wellfleet, also on Cape Cod, had awakened at 4:22 A.M. to use the bathroom and noticed a light source through her bedroom window. She glanced and saw an object with curved sides flying silently from the bay side toward the ocean, its speed slower than that of a conventional aircraft. It emitted a vaguely glowing vapor and carried a number of lights that reminded her of a neon theater marquee.

       Later in the day, several hours after Arthur's UFO experience, another sighting was made by a trained observer from Cape Ann, just 40 miles up the coast. The witness was Robert L. Sampson, age 48, who has a master's degree in biology and physics and teaches physics at the local high school. He works for the Civil Defense as a radiologist, and received training in aircraft identification during his tour of duty as a radar-sonar operator with the U.S. Navy:  
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       I had been working in my backyard and was taking a rest, sitting in a chaise on my patio. The mackerel sky and cloud formation were interesting. I spotted an orange circle towards the North, which was too low for aircraft in our vicinity to be at. When I first saw the object, it looked like an orange ball that was falling. Then, as it came into view, it looked like a target sleeve we used during navy gunnery practice, but there wasn't any aircraft towing it, The object moved from north to south. It did not veer from its trajectory and disappeared beyond the tree line. It was in sight for a period of ten seconds and traversed an arc of about 120 degrees ... I was amazed at the utter silence of the object. It was smaller than an F-100 jet fighter at the same altitude ….I could see no apparent controls like rudder, or wings, or ailerons.          
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       Bob estimated that at its closest point, the strange cylindrical object was about 2,000 feet away. It appeared to be on a gently descending flight path that would have caused it to enter the ocean.                                                                                                                                          
This reference: Casebook of a UFO Investigator, by Raymond Fowler, p. 77 © 1981

With Thanks to Ray Fowler for permission to post this material, and to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO DATABASE, see http://www.larryhatch.net     
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UFOCAT PRN – 109572

UFOCAT URN – 109572 MUFON UFO Journal, August 1978, p. 5. On site investigation.

UFOCAT URN – 110552 International UFO Reporter (CUFOS), December 1978, p. 15

                                        On site investigation.

UFOCAT URN – 152845 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0969, © 1980

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Casebook of a UFO Investigator, by Raymond Fowler, p. 77 © 1981
UFOCAT URN – 191791 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith (727) #113 No © date.  
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UFOCAT PRN – 109572

UFOCAT URN – 109572 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 12787© 2002        
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North America – United States, Massachusetts

Wellfleet          Latitude 41-56 N, Longitude 70-02 W (D-M) [County – Barnstable]

Cape Ann         Latitude 42-39 N, Longitude 70-36 W

Reference: the National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, Washington, D.C., 1990.  
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UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 42.05 N, Longitude 70.18 W (D.%) 
                                      
Latitude 42.20 N, Longitude 70.20 W [URN 109572]

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