Go Back Report # 717


Case 158-- July 2, San Francisco, California: Sergeant David Menary, of the State Highway Patrol, was driving onto the Golden Gate Bridge from the Lombard Street approach shortly after 2:15 p.m. PST, when he and passenger Walter Castro saw six small objects plummet down past the bridge and into the Bay.         

   "They were close together
," Menary later reported, "about a foot apart. They were silver and shiny, about as big as a football but shaped round, like a basketball. They were falling, down, straight down, I couldn't estimate how fast. They fell into the Bay, east of the bridge. That's the last I saw of them." Castro, a San Rafael garage owner, confirmed Menary's description. Neither had any idea what they might be or where they may have come from.          

   Commenting on this report from his office in the Presidio, Army Major Steve Monroe brushed the sighting off. "I can see the same thing right now," he told reporters. "Friday is the Fourth of July, in case you've forgotten, and some of the boys are down on the waterfront trying out the fireworks." But as far as Sgt. Menary was concerned, what he and Castro saw fall into the Bay "were no fireworks."        

Reference for the above text is: Report on the UFO Wave of 1947 by Ted Bloecher, #158, © 1967.           


Date from previous text-CF-   

Finally that night State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Menary, of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge detail, reported seeing a dozen bright metal objects “about the size of a football” whiz overhead and fall into the sea.        

Reference for the above text is: Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript, 4 July 1947, “More Flying Discs Reported”          
Note: File copy lost. Need replacement
Need: San Francisco Chronicle dated July 03, 1947.     

UFOCAT PRN – 65954          
UFOCAT URN – NONE    San Francisco Chronicle dated July 03, 1947  
UFOCAT URN – NONE    Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript, 4 July 1947   
UFOCAT URN – 065954 Ted Bloecher investigation files, July 07, 1947           
UFOCAT URN – 011875 Report on the UFO Wave of 1947 by Ted Bloecher, #158, © 1967    
UFOCAT URN – 141545 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0144, © 1980          
UFOCAT URN – 162202 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 00769, © 2002        

North America – United States, California, San Francisco        
Golden Gate Bridge   Latitude 37-49-11 N, Longitude 122-28-44 W (D-M-S) [bridge - San Francisco north]   
San Francisco             Latitude 37-49-11 N, Longitude 122-28-44 W [populated place]       
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.           

North America – United States, California, San Mateo 
San Francisco Bay       Latitude 37-42-30 N, Longitude 122-16-49 W [bay]   
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.           

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