Go Back Report # 727



I can certainly believe the story about the Wanaque Reservoir, and after I tell you my story, you can see why I believe it.

It was about 2 p.m., one hot August day in 1959. The temperature must have been around 104 degrees. My father had been living with my wife and me in Tulsa, Okla. His own home was in Hominy, about 40 miles northwest. To get there we had to go north on Highway 11 to Skiatook and then take Highway 20 west from there. I had reached a point about 300 feet from the bridge when my car sputtered, then died completely. I had seen that there was a car across the bridge and a man was outside the car with the hood up as though he was having engine trouble.

When my car came to a stop, we were sitting about the center of the bridge. My father was looking to the north, up the creek. He said, "My God, what in the world is that thing down there over the water?" I saw a huge, round object, hovering 6 feet over the water. This machine was about 50 feet across at the middle and, from where I was sitting, looked perfectly round. There was a dome that started about 3 feet from the edge all around. By looking at an aluminum hat, you can tell what the shape was. There was a hose or something reaching from the bottom of the machine to the water that appeared about 6 to 8 inches in diameter. It looked to be a flexible metal hose.

Dad was getting nervous, but I did not, or could not move. The car wouldn't start and I didn't want to get out. I felt safer in the car. We must have sat there for five minutes, and the more I looked, the more I felt at ease. It was as if we were watching a horse graze in a pasture, but this was much more fascinating. Dad knew that I had been reading UFO books and he said, "That looks like one of your flying saucers down there." Then the hose started rising from the water, being drawn into the machine. Without making any sound, the object started to rise. When it was 10 feet from the water, it sort of glided north, leaving the water badly disturbed. It moved slowly and soundlessly. The water seemed to part until there was a ditch in the water about a foot deep as though there was a force blowing on the water. The machine finally rose above the tree tops and went out of sight.

I found that my car would start after some grinding of the starter. I went on across the bridge and stopped near the other car. I told him to see if his would start. He turned the switch and the motor kicked right off. I saw that this man was not in a position to see what Dad and I had seen. The trees hid the object from his view. I will never forget that experience as long as I live.

My father asked me not to say anything about what we had seen because he knew what a hard time people had getting others to believe their stories. I asked him if he ever had seen anything like that before. He told me that when he was a boy, his father sent him to the pasture to bring in the cows. He saw an object in the sky, exactly like the one we had seen, lowering itself to the ground. When the object was 20 feet off the ground, a rope was lowered from the underneath side and dropped down over a calf's head. The calf was jerked from the ground and bellowed one time before its neck snapped.

Dad ran back into the house and told his father what had taken place. He told me he took a whipping for it for two reasons: one, for telling such a yarn and the other for refusing to go back outside and open the gate for the cows. He had never mentioned the incident to any of us before because he realized how fantastic it would sound. But believe me, I could believe him after what we had seen that day on Highway 20.

James Blaine

Tulsa, Okla.

This reference: Flying Saucer UFO Reports, #4, p. 5, 1967, Dell Publishing Co. With thanks to CUFOS for helping to find it. http://www.cufos.org/

UFOCAT PRN - 127054

UFOCAT URN 127054 UFO Reports Involving Vehicle Interference by Mark Rodeghier, p. 52,
CUFOS 1967

UFOCAT URN NONE Flying Saucer UFO Reports, #4, p. 5, 1967, Dell Publishing Co.

UFOCAT URN NONE The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: UFOs: A History. 1959 by Loren
Gross, April-June, p. 59

UFOCAT URN 164999 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 05785, 2002

North America United States, Oklahoma, Washington County

Tulsa Latitude 36-09-14 N, Longitude 95-59-33 W (D-M-S)

Hominy Latitude 36-24-51 N, Longitude 96-23-42 W

Skiatook Latitude 36-22-06 N, Longitude 96-00-04 W

Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C., 1990

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 36.36 N, Longitude 96.00 W (D.%)


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