08-25 & 26-1952
Carpenters “See” Saucer Dive into Lake
WATKINS GLEN, N. Y. (U.P.)
Three carpenters yesterday swore they saw a
flying saucer dive into Seneca Lake at Watkins Glen. The carpenters said the
saucer flashed "like a bright sheet of silver" across the horizon and then took a nosedive into
the lake, kicking up a 10-foot splash. But state police said as far as
they are concerned, they are not going to investigate. They pointed out that
the lake is 200 feet deep in some places, and they do not intend to waste
their time with any grappling operations.
source: The original RomeikE press clipping, from The Herald, Sharon,
PA., dated August 27, 1952.
REPORTED SEEN OVER VILLAGE, PLUNGING INTO SENECA
two “flying saucers” over the village was made by Mrs. Marion Granston of 315
N. Glen Ave., Monday morning.
that the two saucers were seen at 9:30 just over the “top of our elm tree.”
“They were like big silver balls gliding
through the air,” she added. “They were very plain.”
“balls” disappeared over Seneca Lake after proceeding eastward, the woman
added that neighborhood children could also plainly see the “saucers.” She
identified them as William, Ronald, and Robert Pierce, who lived nearby. They
called Mrs. William Pierce, Sr., but she came out too late to see the discs.
who reported the occurrence to newsmen, was told to call Civil Defense
headquarters at the office of Atty. Lafayette Argetsinger, Jr.
“flying saucer” was reported to have plunged into Seneca Lake Monday morning.[which was the 25th]
was reported by three workmen who said the object fell into the lake about
150 feet offshore near Glen Eldridge on the east side of the lake about five
miles from the village. They said it splashed water about 8 or 10 feet into
all carpenters, were Ray Andrew, Alfred Sullivan, and Clayton Crout. They
told state police that while working near the lake, they saw a “bright object
like a sheet of steel come through the air.”
“Suddenly it crashed into the lake,” they said, “and
splashed water 8 to 10 feet high.” In the Tompkins County village of
Trumansburg, due northeast of here, several persons reported that they saw
five jet planes pursuing a flying saucer.
U.S. Air Force officials at Hancock
Field, Syracuse, said that jet planes from the base of the 32nd Air Division
Defense here were on maneuvers in the Schuyler County area of Watkins Glen
but said they did not know they were chasing flying saucers.
Air Force officials said they would
investigate the Seneca Lake incident. Air spotters in the Schuyler area said
they did not sight anything unusual in the area during the day. This is the
first time that flying saucers have been reported in Schuyler County.
This source is the
original: Watkins Glen, N.Y., Express,
dated August 27, 1952.
UFOCAT PRN – 18781 [DOS: ??-??-1952]
UFOCAT URN – 18781 Computerized
Catalog (N=3173), # 2227 by L. Schoenherr, no © date
UFOCAT PRN – 60034 [DOS:
UFOCAT URN – 60034 Newspaper
clipping, no date of publication given
UFOCAT URN – 76769 Invisible Residents by Ivan T.
Sanderson, p. 226, ©1970. Note: His
date is really the date of his newspaper
reference – the Buffalo, NY
News of 26 August 1952. Monday as referred to in the
text was 25 August.-CF-
UFOCAT URN – NONE Watkins Glen, N.Y., Express, dated August
27, 1952 (Wednesday)
UFOCAT PRN - 76769 [DOS:
UFOCAT URN – NONE The Herald, Sharon, PA., dated August 27,
UFOCAT URN – 71054
World-Wide Catalog of Type 1 Reports, #0250 by Peter Rogerson,
no © date.
UFOCAT URN – 163636 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002
North America – United States, New York, Schuyler
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 42.38 N, Longitude
76.87 W (D.%)