reply to post by Scramjet76
Thanks for that Scramjet.
Amazing how object comparison works so much better for us that just measurement figures. You certainly have a knack for it.
I ran through the rest of my sightings collection for that year and found a few more to contribute.
May 5 1947 - Tucson, Arizona
Mrs. H.G. Olavick and Mrs. Down of Tucson, recalled she witnessed ten flying discs make some curious aerial maneuvers near Tucson.
One of those objects appeared larger than the other nine discs, perhaps as big as 100 feet in diameter.
Viewed with her husband, they both agreed at the time that the discs must be some sort of new high performance military aircraft. As they watched, the
nine smaller craft began "playing around the cloud" in violent aerial maneuvers for about seven minutes as if making mock dogfights.
Finally regrouping in a V formation behind the larger craft, they flew off with tremendous acceleration toward the northeast.
(Source: Letter dated August 3, 1967 from Dr. James E. McDonald to UFO researcher Ted Bloecher.)
June 29 - Jacksonville, Oregon - 1:00 P.M. PST
Peter Vogel, M.D., and his wife, eight other members of the Vogel family, and about ten others saw a V-formation of oval objects in the sky above
Ashland, 15 to 20 miles southeast of Jacksonville.
The formation was traveling northwest toward Medford. There were nine objects.
According to Dr. Vogels' wife, when first seen the objects were "as white as snow geese", as they came closer they became blue-white, "like a
They were sharply outlined and seemed to be solid; "also translucent, like a light, pebbled, frosted bulb."
The size of the individual objects was estimated as more than twice the diameter of the full moon
There was no sound, and no vapor trails.
When the objects seemed to be over the tower of Medford airport, they each made a spiral ascent, one after the other, and each went behind a cloud
that had not been there before and which the objects themselves "seemed to produce."
The objects did not reappear, but the cloud "stayed an oval and stationary shape for over an hour."
June 29 - Clarion, Iowa - 4:45 P.M. CST (2:45pmPST)
Bus driver Dale Bays, traveling from Des Moines to Mason City, Iowa, observed flying discs outside Clarion.
At first he saw only one oval object pass across the sky moving south-southwest at about 1,200 feet. Then four similar objects followed.
Bays quickly stopped and got out for a better look. Taking in the view of the countryside, he turned around and spotted in the opposite direction a
flight of thirteen more discs.
This formation was at about the same altitude as the first objects and judged to be traveling 300 miles per hour.
They looked like "inverted saucers," "oval" in appearance.
He guessed that they were anywhere from 175 to 250 feet in diameter and around twelve feet thick
Their color appeared a "dirty white" and he said they made a "motor or dynamo" type of noise while passing overhead. After a couple of minutes the
discs were then lost from sight to the north-northwest.
June 30 1947 - Norwood, Ohio - Night
Cincinnati Times-Star (Ohio) 7/7
Mrs. H. W. Stockwell reported that she saw a group of seven disc-like objects in the sky over Norwood.
One of the discs was much larger than the rest and she estimated its size to be at least
"a mile in diameter."
She did not mention the sighting until a week later because she said she felt "a little silly about it. Now I think that if they are dangerous,
everybody should know about them."