discrepancy Monday, July 8, 1947 Monday was July 7th according
to Calendars 1800-2050]
This writer was intrigued, therefore,
when a survey of local California newspapers turned up the following letter
to the editor of the San Rafael Independent,
which was printed in the newspapers July 10, 1947 edition. The letter read:
We are spending the summer at Fort
Bragg (California) and yesterday while surf fishing three miles north of town, we observed a flat, glistening object approach us
from the ocean. We could not estimate its height as it was dropping rapidly and finally hit the
water approximately a quarter of a mile off shore.
The enormity of the splash led us to believe that it
was a heavy object. It was traveling at a high rate of speed, and just
before it hit the water, we heard a humming sound.
The object floated for a few minutes
and then, as we were unable to see any longer, we assumed that it had sunk.
It was about the size of a large truck tire, but at that distance we could
not swear that it was perfectly round.
This incident occurred at 3:10 p.m. Monday, July 8, 1947.
Don Wisher and Vic
Levin (both residents of San Anselmo).
This reference: Proceedings of the CUFOS
Conference, p. 85, 1976
UFOCAT PRN 140654 [DOS: 07-07-1947]
URN 162425 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 01003, © 2002
UFOCAT PRN 140654 [DOS: 07-08-1947]
UFOCAT URN NONE San Rafael
Independent, July 10, 1947
UFOCAT URN 091959 Proceedings
of the CUFOS Conference: 1976, © 1976
UFOCAT URN 140654 A
Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart,
#0103, © 1980
URN NONE UFOs: A History. Volume
1: July 1947 - December 1948 by Loren Gross,
URN NONE UFOs Over California by
Preston Dennett, p. 83, © 2005
North America United States, California
San Rafael Latitude 37-58-25 N, Longitude
122-31-48 W (D-M-S)
Fort Bragg Latitude
39-26-45 N, Longitude 123-48-15 W
San Anselmo Latitude
37-58-29 N, Longitude 122-33-38 W
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 39.48 N, Longitude 123.77 W
Latitude 34.13 N, Longitude 118.33 W [URN 162425]