Go Back Report # 62


[Note: date 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 newspaper’s 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]

UFOCAT 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

UFOCAT URN – NONE    UFOs: A History. Volume 1: July 1947 - December 1948 by Loren Gross,


UFOCAT 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

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

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 39.48 N, Longitude 123.77 W (D.%)

                                      Latitude 34.13 N, Longitude 118.33 W [URN 162425]          


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