Go Back Report # 89
10-23-1952

10-23-1952  

UFO activity on October 23rd          

Forced landing?

       Did a flying saucer make a forced landing at sea? That was the question asked by the crew of a Gloucester, Massachusetts, fishing boat when they encountered something bizarre some 34 miles southeast of Seal Island off Nova Scotia in the Atlantic. The press interviewed the captain of the fishing vessel upon his return to port about the mysterious, fiery object seen bobbing on the water. The captain at first thought a ship was in distress, so he immediately altered course to effect a rescue:

       “Reaching the area, we could see nothing but this bright light,” he said. “Even with our searchlight we were unable to clearly make out what caused it. Because of the swell, water swept over the object repeatedly, causing a loud crackling noise.”

       After notifying the Coast Guard at Marchfield (sic-Marshfield), Mass., the fishermen remained in the vicinity a half hour watching the object which, Captain Cecilo said, “seemed to skip about on the surface of the water." 293                                                                                                  

This reference: UFOs a History-1952/6 Books, Book #5 by Loren Gross, p. 81

With thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO DATA BASE, see http://www.larryhatch.net

Note: Call # 293 - is shown as “Boston, Mass. October 23, 1952 (UP- United Press)” below

ALSO  

Water Saucer He Saw

By United Press

   BOSTON, Mass. Oct. 23—The crew of a Gloucester fishing boat wondered today whether a flying saucer had made a forced landing at sea.

   Capt. Cecilio J. Ceclio, 28 and his ten-man crew said they were about 34 miles southeast of Seal Island off Nova Scotia last night when they saw a “fiery object” bobbing about on the water.

   Capt. Cecilio said he turned his ship off course in belief another boat was in distress.

   “Reaching the area, we could see nothing but this bright light,” he said. “Even with our searchlight we were unable to clearly make out what caused it. Because of the swell, water swept over the object repeatedly, causing a loud crackling noise.

   After notifying the Coast Guard at Marshfield, Mass., the fishermen remained in the vicinity a half hour watching the object which, Captain Cecilio said, “seemed to skip about on the surface of the water.”

   The Coast Guard at Boston suggested the object might have been the remnant of a smoke bomb or the remains of a flare. It said Canadian planes might have been operating in the area on exercises.                                                                                                                                      

This reference: News clip: Wash. News, 10-23-1952 

UFOCAT PRN 129126

UFOCAT URN – 129126 UFOs a History-1952/6 Books, Book #5 by Loren Gross, p. 81

North America – Canada, Nova Scotia, Yarmouth

Seal Island       Latitude 43-24-00 N, Longitude 66-01-00 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames2.nrcan.gc.ca/cgi-bin/v8/sima_unique_v8?english?CBHTH?C

Map: http://142.227.51.1/educ/heritage/nslps/south_sh.htm           

North America – United States, Massachusetts, Plymouth

Marshfield        Latitude 42-05-30 N, Longitude 70-42-20 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.

UFO location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 43.17 N, Longitude 65.67 W (D.%)

NOTE: THIS IS VERY CLOSE TO THE POINT WHERE A MAJOR WATER-UFO EVENT OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 4, 1967, KNOWN AS “SHAG HARBOUR”! -CF-


 



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