Both See Huge 'Saucer’
UFO Startles Telephone Pals
Norman W. Rice and Mrs. Carroll Weston Jr. have joined a select but growing
initiation occurred when they did too see a flying saucer. And they saw it at
close quarters about two miles apart.
Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Weston, close and good friends, were chit-chatting
on the telephone about 10.30 A. M. Thursday.
Suddenly Mrs. Rice, who lives in Severna Park, said to Mrs. Weston,
who lives in Linstead, "I can't hear you very well, as there is this
very loud noise coming from over my roof."
VERY LOUD NOISE got louder and louder until Mrs. Rice could put
it off no longer and told Mrs. Weston to hold the phone while she went to
have a look-see.
there it was, that huge oval-shaped flying saucer.
Ohmygosh. She flew back to the phone.
"You'll never believe me, but I just saw a flying saucer. It's right
over the house. Can you hear that awful noise?"
Weston was maybe thinking her friend had gone round the bend and she laughed.
she didn't laugh long.
MRS. RICE'S URGINGS, she decided to placate her old friend and went
outside to prove to herself that there really aren't such things as flying
oh, she thought. What is that mushroom thing coming at me?
Yup, it was Mrs. Rice's flying saucer, or at least it was one which
looked just like it.
two women decided to draw what they had seen before meeting at Mrs. Rice's
house for some serious talking.
THEY COMPARED the pictures they had drawn, the two shapes
were almost exactly alike.
the two women saw was a roundish, mushroom-like thing. There was a round dome
separated from the flat body of the object by a band of clear, glass-like substance.
object was grayish-green in color and very dull with no reflection. There
were no obvious propellers or other sources of motivation.
women agreed that there was a fin on the top of the dome and that the thing
was about as big as a small plane.
MRS. RICE SAID THAT the
object "made two passes over my house" so low that the snow in the backyard was kicked
up in swirling eddys (sic).
it disappeared down the Severn River.
made several phone calls around their neighborhoods and most of the people
agreed that there had been a tremendous racket about the time Mrs. Rice and
Mrs. Weston were seeing the object. One, a Mrs. Smith, said she had seen the
Rice called her husband and he put the kibosh on any laughs anyone may have.
wife is a sober, sensible person. She doesn't go around seeing things and
then talking about it."
reference: News clip, News–American, of Baltimore, Maryland, published
February 24, 1967.
NOTES — Telephone Interview
Sighting — 10 a.m., 24 February
1967, Severna Park, Md.
Witnesses: Mrs. Carroll Weston, 16
Boone Trail, Linstead, Severna Pk., Mi. and Mrs. Bernard
Rice, 45 Hatton Dr.,
Severna Pk., Md. 21146
Greenish-gray object size of small
plane, circled houses of witnesses, threw shadows on ground. When first seen by Mrs. Weston
was about 30' off ground. Had short, stocky wings, fin at back, front
rounded, mushroom-shaped, another fin in center of mushroom. As object came
down very slowly, making circles, family dog became highly agitated. At one time, appeared no more than 100’ away,
made roaring noise, a "shattering noise, like a plane crashing." Was sunny, but snow "was
in the air all over the place."
Note: 97s sent to witnesses.
notes were taken by Mr. Gordon Lore in a telephone interview with Mrs.
Weston, and include information not included in the News clip article.
With Thanks to THE J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/ for finding these
PRN - 43604
URN – NONE News clip, News–American,
of Baltimore, Maryland, published
February 24, 1967.
URN – 43604 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J. Vallee # 819 © 1969
URN – 43603 Data-Net Report, April 1970
URN – 43605 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #2648 by L Schoenherr. No © date.
America – United States, Maryland
39-03-53 N, Longitude 76-33-39 W (D-M-S) [Linstead-on-the Severn]
Severna Park Latitude
39-04-13 N, Longitude 76-32-44 W
UFO Location (UFOCAT) –