Go Back Report # 713


Location: Killary Harbor, Ireland

Date: late February 1913 Time: unknown

A Mr. Collins was aboard his yacht when he saw a strange "aero-plane" like object approaching from the sea. It suddenly ditched into the water near the shore. Collins then approached the craft, which was now apparently at the shore. He saw three occupants apparently working on the object. Two were tall, heavy set, blond haired and light complexioned. Thinking they were or (sic - of) German origin, he asked if they needed any help in German. One of the men responded in French, claiming he could not understand, and then, in no uncertain terms, told the witness to leave the area. Collins quickly left and did not see the craft depart.

This reference: HUMCAT addition # 3425. Source: Nigel Watson

With thanks to Chris Aubeck for bringing it to my attention.


Europe Ireland, Mayo County

Killary Harbor Latitude 53-37 N, Longitude 9-48 W (D-M)

Reference: Preliminary Gazetteer of Ireland, prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., December 1950


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