Go Back Report # 607


Another incident, which is similar to the Tioga County affair, allegedly took place on July 16, 1964, at Conklin, New York. Five young boys claimed they saw a spaceman and his craft just 2 miles from their homes. The field where the incident took place is favored by youngsters because of a proliferation of huckleberry bushes. When questioned closely and threatened with punishment for fibbing, they broke into tears, but none of them would retract their original claims.

The boys were Edmund and Randy Travis, nine and seven years old, Floyd Moore, ten, Billy Dunlap, seven, and Gary Dunlap, five. Mrs. Travis said she first learned of the experience when three of the boys came running to her house shortly after 12:30 p.m. seeking a jar of water. "They said they were taking some water over to the spaceman," she said. "They said they couldn't understand what he said but it sounded like he needed water." An adult was sent after the other two boys and met them walking home from the field. They at first denied seeing the spaceman, afraid of a spanking because they didn't think anyone would believe them. They were separated from one another and questioned.

When Mrs. Travis finally convinced them they should tell what they had seen, this is what they told. They had come upon the creature in the field. He was about the size of a "little boy," had a human-looking face, and was wearing a black suit and black helmet. The helmet had antenna-like wires on top and white lettering (unidentified by the children) across the front. He was wearing a plastic or glass lens over his eyes and was making a peculiar noise which sounded like it came out of a pipe. They described it as similar to the noise made by a kazoo.

The spaceman walked toward the vehicle. Part of it was obscured by bushes, but what they saw was shiny "like a car bumper." He stepped up on top of it, and it was then that the children asked if he needed help or water. Then the creature seemed to "fall backward" from the top of the vehicle. At this point the children left the field and ran toward home. An observer who visited the field later noticed matted foliage where the boys said the vehicle had been. There were also three depressions around the matted area as though whatever had crushed the foliage was supported by columns or legs.

This reference: Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence by C. Lorenzen p. 133-4, 1966

UFOCAT PRN - 61094

UFOCAT URN 069350 Newspaper clipping, Binghamton Press, July 17, 1964

UFOCAT URN 108443 UFO Investigator, publication of NICAP, August 1964, p. 6

UFOCAT URN 182215 Flying Saucer Magazine (Palmer), October 1966, p. 30

UFOCAT URN 037768 Flying Saucers: The Startling Evidence by C. Lorenzen, p. 133, 1966

UFOCAT URN 060861 The Humanoids: FSR Special Edition #1 by Charles Bowen, p. 59, 1966

UFOCAT URN 037767 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee, # 617, 1969

UFOCAT URN 037766 Data-Net Report, March 1970, p. 5

UFOCAT URN 068202 Flying Saucer Review, March 1970, p. 23

UFOCAT URN 088889 Encounters with UFO Occupants by Coral Lorenzen, p. 183, 1976
UFOCAT URN 082193 Physical Traces Associated with UFO Sightings by Ted Phillips, p. 177,
CUFOS, 1979

UFOCAT URN 150342 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0834, 1980

UFOCAT URN 145022 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 2, 2000

UFOCAT URN 152365 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall, p. 471, 2000

UFOCAT URN 165338 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 06550, 2002

UFOCAT URN 037765 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1652 by L. Schoenherr, no date

UFOCAT URN 061094 Walter N. Webb investigation files, # 042 [On-site investigation]

UFOCAT URN 064306 Ted Phillips investigation files, #177

UFOCAT URN 115713 HUMCAT: Catalogue of Humanoid Reports, A0087 by D. Webb, no date

UFOCAT URN 192268 UNICAT computer database by Willy Smith, (727), #370, no date

North America United States, New York, Broome

Conklin Latitude 42-02-03 N, Longitude 75-48-14 W (D-M-S)

Binghamton Latitude 42-05-55 N, Longitude 75-55-05 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 42.03 N, Longitude 75.82 W (D.%)

Latitude 42.05 N, Longitude 75.88 W [URN 165338]

Latitude 42.10 N, Longitude 75.91 W [URN 108443 & 182215 both



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