Go Back Report # 808


Feb. 19, 1962; Dauphin Island, Alabama (BBU)                       

3 witnesses driving S on the Dauphin Island toll bridge saw a reddish-orange object 1/3 the sun's diameter to the S about 10° elevation, changing shape from round to football or cigar shape then covered with fog. Car stopped for witness to call Dauphin Island AFS radar site, 693rd Radar Sq. which coincidentally had 2 USAF airmen driving N on the toll bridge and saw the object to the W, and thus object's location can be approximately triangulated at about 30°16' N, 88° 10' W, distance to civilian observers 2-5 miles depending on how far N when first seen, and actual size at least 30 ft. No radar contact reported.        

(Hynek-CUFOS-Willy Smith files)          

Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena): The 1962 UFO Chronology:            
Retrieval date: October 03, 2012        

UFOCAT PRN – 192347        
UFOCAT URN – 192347 A Comparative Unit by Robert Boyd, 1985      
UFOCAT URN – 217905 Chronology by Francis L. Ridge, 1962-007, no © date           

North America – United States, Alabama, Mobile
Dauphin Island   Latitude 30-15-20 N, Longitude 088-06-35 W (D-M-S)          [populated place]       

Dauphin Island   Latitude 30-17-32 N, Longitude 088-07-48 W [bridge]         
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399         

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