1952 - There are 39 unexplained UFO reports recorded in the UFOCAT database for this day. Most are lacking any detail and so fall into the category of "insufficient information." All but five come from the United States . For a map of the distribution of those reports from the USA with known geographical coordinates, click here. Below are seven of the more interesting cases:
1952 - At 1:30 a.m. radar operators on the ground in Osceola , Wisconsin witnessed several clusters of up to 10 small radar targets and one large target. The small targets moved from southwest to east at 50-60 knots (60-70 mph), following each other. The large object moved at 600 knots (700 mph). One hour total time. The pilot of a F-51 Mustang in flight confirmed a visual sighting of one of the targets. (Source: Condon Committee investigation files; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1952 - At 12:30 p.m. USAF personnel near Ennis , Montana were alerted that UFOs were coming from the direction of Seattle , Washington and headed toward their position. Twelve of them saw two to five flat disc-shaped objects fly over. One hovered for 3-4 minutes, while the others circled it. The sighting lasted 30 minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 1747; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1952 - Langley AFB, Virginia . At 2:30 p.m. USAF Captain D.G. Moore, of military air traffic control, sighted a UFO coming toward the air base that flew at an estimated speed of 2,600 mph below an altitude of 5,000 feet. It was in sight for two minutes. Twenty minutes later Captain Moore and electronics technician W. Y. Hope tracked a UFO on radar moving away. The object stopped for two minutes, then moved away again very, very fast. Total duration four minutes. (Sources: Kevin Randle, Invasion Washington: UFOs over the Capitol; p. 275; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1952 -At 3:44 Herbert Mitchell and his employee in Merced , California sighted a dark, discus-shaped object, trailed two lengths behind by a silvery light. It tipped on its side, dove, hesitated, and then circled very fast. They watched it for two minutes. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 1738; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).
1952 - In Wichita , Kansas at 12:35 p.m. USAF shop employees Douglas and Hess saw a bright white circular craft with a flat bottom at the Municipal Airport . The object flew very fast, and then hovered 10-15 seconds over the Cessna Aircraft Co. plant. Their sighting lasted five minute sighting. (Sources: Project Blue Book files counted in official statistics, case no. 1739; Don Berliner, Project Bluebook UFO Unknowns).