The following is from a handwritten letter received by NICAP
(National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomena) on April 4, 1966.
Many times from many places I have postponed
writing to you. I presumed even you would not believe my story. I write to
you now because of an article I read recently in (author) Martin Caidin’s book Hydrospace,
while employed as a rigger on Shemya, a “two-by-four”
island in the Aleutians, the following happened.
It was my day off and I was wandering
around looking for blue fox burrows when a whirring, whining sound caused me
to look up.
About 300 feet above me, falling leaf-like towards the
water was a gray, bat-shaped craft. It was about 30 feet across. The
leading edge of its wing was spaced with round openings emitting a greenish-yellow
glow. Top center of the wing was a dome emitting a pulsating red glow from
inside. Underneath and aft of the wing was a long rod or shaft.
Around 75 feet above the water, this craft commenced
hovering for a few seconds, then fell off into a steep angled glide and
disappeared beneath the water. I gaped and waited quite some time for
it to surface - it never did.
In addition, on (sic-in) August 1949, while employed as a
brakeman on the Alaska Railroad, I sighted a similar craft --- minus the
protruding rod or shaft.
To conclude, I want you to know I have
not mentioned either case to anyone over the years. Why? (Perhaps) Hell! The
scoffers said---“Fox on Shemya---you’re nuts and
blue at that.”
Sir, the fox are there. Imagine! If I had used the “verboten” phrase
as stated, is a handwritten letter received by NICAP on April 4, 1966. My thanks
to CUFOS http://www.cufos.org/ for
forwarding a copy of it to me. –CF-
UFOCAT PRN – 61144 [DOS: 01-13-1952 – Source of date unknown-CF]
UFOCAT URN – 61144 NICAP case
investigation files – Letter dated April 1, 1966.
Ocean – United States, Alaska, Aleutian Island chain
Latitude 52-43-27 N, Longitude 174-07-08 E (D-M-S)
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 52.75
N, Longitude 174.08E (D.%)