FLYING SAUCERS From Under the Sea?
It was the wee hours of a warm, starlit night in the spring of the year 1953. Kenny Wilson, alone, strolled barefooted along the unspoiled beach near the sleepy fishing village of San Felipe on the Gulf of California where he and his brother-partner Allen had driven for a few days of respite from the "rat race" of the nightclub circuit. It seemed that everyone else in the world was asleep, but Kenny was too accustomed to the nocturnal life to reverse it now, and his mind, as he casually skirted the playful surf, smoking and enjoying the sky so heavy with stars, insisted on working, thinking up new material for his act.
Then something happened that made Kenny forget all about that glittering life "back in the states" to which he belonged:
At first he thought it was the moon, but only for a second; not only was the object too large and yellow, but it was moving with a steady, perceptible speed "about southeast," and was oblong or oval in shape.
Two things, according to Kenny, prevented as clear an observation of the object as one would desire: Kenny's own excitement at seeing a "UFO"---his heart was pounding "like a bass drum"---and the fact that the thing was blurred, as if from extreme vibration or oscillation, or surrounded by a close envelope of haze.
"As it drifted on out over the sea (Gulf), I was disappointed to think it was only a weather balloon with some kind of lighting device on the opposite side that played tricks with my eyes," Kenny said. "But then, all of a sudden, it was going the opposite direction, and while I was still trying to orient myself to the change, the thing flared real bright and rose straight up for what looked to be several hundred feet probably---and then disappeared altogether.
"I was still blinking my eyes when it appeared again off to the right, only now it was yellow again and descending slowly and steadily toward the sea. It wasn't actually falling because it slowed down as it approached the surface and hovered there a minute, about two blocks out.
"Then it disappeared again, like someone had pushed a switch. I didn't see it actually go into the water, but I don't know what else could have happened to it."
At this point Kenny started making fast tracks back to the beach hotel. But he concludes: "I was about halfway back when a bunch of breakers started washing in, like the wake from a ship passing close to shore---or from something big entering the water. That really shook me up, and I got to my room and had a drink. But it was the first one I'd had that night."
I cannot vouch for this story beyond the fact that the person ("Kenny Wilson") who told it to me asked that if I ever repeated it or sought to have it published, not to use his real name---which request I have complied with---and so it isn't likely to have been an attempt to gain publicity. And, as most readers of this magazine will be aware of, similar UFO reports are too numerous for one to doubt this or any other simply on the basis of it being "too fantastic." At least, in this article, we will assume that the mountain of testimony to the reality of "Unidentified Flying Objects" is not hoax or delusion---that flying saucers are real.
This reference: Ray Palmer’s Flying Saucers magazine, November 1961, p. 14-26, “Flying Saucers from Under the Sea?” by Will Carson.
UFOCAT PRN 101554
UFOCAT URN – 101554 Ray Palmer’s Flying Saucers magazine, November 1961, p. 14-26,
Flying Saucers from Under the Sea? by Will Carson.
UFOCAT URN – NONE Psychic Observer, Vol. 3, No. 11, November 1962 by George D.
North America – Mexico, State of Baja California
The Gulf of California is bounded by the peninsula of Baja California and Mexico.
San Felipe Latitude 31-00-00 N, Longitude 114-52-00 W (D-M-S)
UFO Location (UFOCAT) – Latitude 31.03 N, Longitude 114.83 W (D.% )