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The St. George multiple-witnesses sighting and photograph, USA, 1965:
At 06:10 p.m. on the evening of October 21, 1965, Mr Arthur Strauch, 47, Deputy Sheriff of Sibley County, Minnesota, in the company of his wife, Mrs
Katherine Strauch (44), housewife; Gary Martin Strauch (16), high school student and son of Mr. and Mrs. Strauch; Donald Martin Grewe (26), a
technician, and his wife, Mrs Retha Ann Grewe (25), a registered nurse, were in the Strauch family car, returning to their homes in Gibbon, Minnessota
from a bow-hunting trip.
The sun had just set and the sky was clear. The moon had not risen, and Venus was clearly visible in the southeast.
As they were two miles west and two miles north of Saint George, Arthur Strauch was the first to spot a strange object which seemed to be 2000 feet
above the ground and a quarter of a mile distant, in the direction of the northwest. After watching for about ten minutes from the car, the group
drove down the road about a half-mile and stopped.
Mrs Grewe, Mrs Strauch, and Gary remained inside the car, while Mr Grewe and Mr Strauch got out to observe the object. Strauch observed it both with
the naked eye and through 7x35 binoculars. Thus his description was the most detailed:
"I have no idea what it was. All I can report is that it was different from anything I had ever seen in the sky. I'm positive it was a machine
driven by some inner power that has tremendous speed. The outline was unmistakable through my binoculars as that of a flying saucer."
"The rounded top of the dome was a metallic-silver gray that reflected the rays of the setting sun, turning the object into a large orange ball.
Surrounding the dome were four small portholes that emitted a bright yellow light. Just below the windows or ports was an area that glowed a light
blue. This light seemed to be a reflection of some inner light or perhaps exhaust. From the edge of the blue light's reflection to the edge of the
flat saucer-like surface the outer ring was rotating counterclockwise, causing it to throw off an aurora or halo of light that changed from orange to
white with an overall tinge of blue and green. The extreme outer edge of the saucer glowed a bright orange, and this part did not move or rotate."
At first they heard no sound. But then as the object flew over them, Grewe described the sound as a "whistling whine." Strauch called it a
"high-pitched whining sound, as made by an electrical motor starting up."
Strauch, from out of the car, snapped a photograph just as the object began to move. Strauch used a Kodak Instamatic 804 camera with Ektachrome X
color slide film. He had the focus set at infinity, and the shutter speed was set at 1/60th of a second.
Close up on the UFO in Deputy Strauch's picture.
Drawing made by Deputy Strauch
to indicate details he visually
saw with the binoculars.
The object then moved into the wind for what appeared to be several hundred feet and then stopped for a few seconds, at which time its lights changed
from a bright white to a dull orange, alternating several times.
It then moved toward the southeast at a high rate of speed and disappeared out of sight. As it passed over their head, the witnesses heard a
high-pitched whining sound. Arthur Strauch said:
"I do not believe that the light went out in the machine as we lost sight of it, but rather that it had such tremendous speed that it just
disappeared into space."
Testimony of the witnesses differs only in minor details, due to the investigators not checking at which phase of the sighting each estimate was
given: Arthur Strauch said the object appeared as large as a quarter held at arm's length, his wife said it was much larger than the evening star;
Gary Strauch said it was like a quarter held at arm's length, and so did Donald Grewe. Mrs Grewe said it was the size of "a large star."
In lack of any other explanation, in face of the multiple witnesses and the absence of any sign of photograph trickery, the famous "UFO debunker"
Philip Klass claimed that Strauch photographed "a plasma formation". "Plasma" was at the time Klass' "magic powder" to explain all UFOs that he
could not explain otherwise, although there is no such thing as self-sustained minutes-long manoeuvering plasma with port-holes.
A black and white reproduction of the photograph taken by Mr. Strauch,
the reports of the hearings at the US. House of Representatives of July 29, 1968.
This drawing was made by APRO from the indications given by Strauch.
The photograph and the drawing were supplied by the Aerial Phenomena Research
Organization to the 1968 House of Representative UFO Symposium.
In the late 90's, Lunar Models released a series of one-piece resin
models based on "classic" UFO descriptions. The UFO of the St-George case, molded from Deputy Sheriff Strauch's drawing, was N.5 in the series.
Report by Coral and Jim Lorenzen, APRO, in the APRO Bulletin, USA, 1966.
"The Scientist and the UFO", paper by Frank B. Salisbury, Utah State University, in BioScience, Volume 17, #1, pp. 15-24, January 1967.
Figures in "Symposium On Unidentified Fyling Objects - Hearings before the Committee On Science and Astronautics", U.S. House of Representatives,
19th Congress Session, July 29, 1968.
Statement by Frank B. Salisbury, Utah State University, "Symposium On Unidentified Flying Objects - Hearings before the Committee On Science and
Astronautics", U.S. House of Representatives, 19th Congress Session, July 29, 1968.
A few more reports from north and south of the border>> angel
Mar. 02, 1965 Brooksville (Florida). John F. Reeves, 65, retired, was
walking in the woods when he observed an object
10 m in diameter, 2m thick, saucer-shaped with an
outer rim and a stairway. After watching it for 10 min,
he saw a robotlike being, about 1.30m tall, wearing a
silver uniform, glass headgear, and then returned with a
The being walked walked to the craft, then returned with a
box that emitted a flash when pointed at the witness.
The object subsequently took off with a whistling
Mar. 04, 1965 Corvallis (Oregon). A farmer and his employee saw
from their car three yellow-orange spheres rapidly
rising. Oily spots were found in the field. (Atic
Mar. 08, 1965 Mount Airy (Maryland). Three persons saw a cigar-
shaped object with two fixed red lights, which flew
above them, avoided hitting the house at the last
moment, and was lost to sight in the northeast. (Per-
Mar. 15, 1965 Fort Myers (Florida). In the Everglades, 30 km east of
Big Cypress, James Flynn, 45, who was hunting, saw
a huge, lighted object 1 m above the swamp surface.
He watched it for 40 min, observing that it was con-
ical, twice as wide as it was high, and seemed built
from metal sections over one square m each. It
showed four rows of square windows, 70 cm wide.
Estimated diameter: 25 m. A yellow light shone
through the windows, and the object made a sound
of a transformer and wind. Flynn got within 2 m of
it and made a gesture. A beam of light from the
underside of the object struck him between the eyes
and he lost consciousness for 24 hours. He had lost
vision in the right eye, saw poorly with the left, went
to a doctor in Fort Myers, and spent five days in the
hospital. (Fate Sep.,65)
Apr., 1965 Monte Grande (Argentina). Felipe Martinez, 37,
reported that he was paralyzed during the landing of
a silent, large, egg-shaped object, from which emerged
a small man, about 1 m tall, wearing a helmet linked
to the object by three cables. The being spoke slowly
and with difficulty in, Spanish. (Humanoids 40)
Apr. 08, 1965 Kindrae (Minnesota). A 60-year-old man saw an
object 200 m away, in the northwest at 30 m altitude.
It turned east, then left toward the south. First seen
as a single, bright light, then two luminous sources
were visible through a "door" in the object, which
appeared metallic. Radio interference was noted.