UFO Is Spotted on James River
unidentified flying object was spotted about 8:30 p.m. Saturday by Chad Rayfield, 17, Ferguson
High School senior, and several friends.
gave a vivid description of the object which he said was spotted by his party
at the James River Country Club.
estimated it was about
three times the size of an automobile, very bright, and moving speedily across the
was shaped like a triangle. At the base of the triangle was an orange light,
and there was a white light in the apex of the triangle.
were sledding when we spotted it, and then we ran down to the bottom of the
hill to get a closer look at it," Rayfield said.
"It was moving across the water
in the direction of Richmond. At first we though it was a boat, but we
called the bridge and was informed there wasn't a boat in that vicinity.
Rayfield said the object made no noise, and it was visible for about 20
This reference: News clip, Daily Press, Newport News, Va., Sunday, Jan. 31, 1965. With
thanks to The J.
Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/
UFOCAT PRN - 38417
UFOCAT URN – NONE
News clip, Daily Press, Newport News, Va., Sunday, Jan. 31, 1965
UFOCAT URN – 38417 (USAF)
Blue Book files counted in official statistics, 1965-054
UFOCAT URN – 61786 J.
Allen Hynek investigation files
North America – United States, Virginia, Newport News
James River Country Club Latitude
37-03-15 N, Longitude 76-30-31 W (D-M-S)
37-33-14 N, Longitude 77-27-37 W
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude
36.97 N, Longitude 76.41 W (D.%)