Earlier, on 20 September 1947, the Coast Guard at San
Diego, Calif., were told
that a flaming object had fallen into the sea off that coast, but no
check of airports revealed any missing liner or plane, and the Observatory at
Griffith Park did not think it was any sort of meteor. Over Toronto, Canada,
on the same day, two people photographed an object like a yellow ball with a
trail of streamers. The photos showed an oval white spot trailing two milky
I am told
that the U.S.
military and naval authorities were so perturbed by these frequent reports
that came from responsible people, that orders came from high quarters that
every effort should be made to trail these mysterious phenomena.
This reference: Flying
Saucers on the Attack by Harold T. Wilkins, pp.
77-78, © 1954.
Note: Sanderson uses the above text in
his book but adds this important information . . . :
. . . Odd indeed, since it sounded very much like a
meteor, and this is normally orthodoxy's first line of defense in such a
case. However, further inquiry elicited the fact that the damned thing maneuvered,
and for some time, and had thereby considerably peeved the Coast Guard.
This reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 36, © 1970
UFOCAT PRN - 13215
UFOCAT URN – 013215 Flying Saucers on the Attack
by Harold T. Wilkins,
p. 77, © 1967
UFOCAT URN – 073284 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson,
p. 36, © 1970
UFOCAT URN – 141510 A Geo-Bibliography of
Anomalies by George
Eberhart, #0140, © 1980
UFOCAT URN – 013214 Catalog Through 1950 by H. Edward
Hill, #194, © date unknown
UFOCAT URN – 068782 World-Wide
Catalog of Type 1 Reports, #0184 by Peter Rogerson,
no © date.
America – United States,
San Diego Latitude
32-42-55 N, Longitude 117-09-26 W (D-M-S)
Park Latitude 34-08-09 N, Longitude
Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 34.12 N, Longitude 118.28 W (D.%) [Griffith Park]
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude
32.72 N, Longitude 117.18 W (D.%) [San Diego]