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On 24 June 1947, Portland prospector Fred M Johnson reports several UFOs in the sky, in Cascade Mountains of Orgeon.

Fred Johnson claimed the compass hand on his watch moved from side to side during the sighting.

This incident is Case 69 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 41 of the books covered by that article.

This incident has featured in a list of twenty UFO cases produced by Bruce Maccabee in 1999 in response to a challenge to produce “the best evidence for an extraterrestrial origin for the UFO phenomenon”. 

 

Sections below:

1. Web Resources

2. Book References

3. Other material

 

Web Resources

For links to various relevant documents and articles online see: http://www.nicap.org/johnsondir.htm
http://www.project1947.com/fig/johns47.htm

There is a rapid turnover of UFO material on the Internet. Many links to material on UFO websites quickly become out of date. Therefore, instead of giving many links to specific webpages I have instead included below a search box which can be used to search various leading UFO websites at the same time. You can then click on tabs at the top of the search results to list only results from forums, only results from websites I have labelled as "skeptical" etc. I have included tabs for a couple of specific websites that I find particularly useful, including the valuable archives of the UFO UpDates email discussion List. The relevant websites are all listed in the discussion of the "UFO Searchillion" search engine in Section 2.4 of the "Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack" and continues to evolve...

 

The relevant search box is one of the two main tools on this website which are intended to help reduce the amount of reinvention of the wheel within UFOlogy. The other main tool is the collection of tables of references to discussion of UFO incidents, personalities and other matters in various books. Those tables can be sorted by author, length and date. I hope these tools are useful.

 

 

 

Book References

For discussion of Fred M Johnson’s report see the following:

 

Year

Discussion by:

 

No. of Pages

2003

Bartholomew, Robert E. and Radford, Benjamin in their “Hoaxes, Myths and Manias: Why We Need Critical Thinking” (2003) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 164, 177-178 (in Chapter 12) of the Prometheus softcover edition.

3

1988

Beer, Lionel in “Phenomenon“ (1988) (edited by John Spencer and Hilary Evans) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 31 of the MacDonald hardback edition (Part 1, in the unnumbered chapter entitled “ ‘It Seems Impossible, but there it is’ ”).

1

1967

Binder, Otto in his “What we really know about Flying Saucers” (1967) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 73-74 (in Chapter 6) of the Fawcett paperback edition.

2

1967

Bloecher, Ted in his “Report on the UFO Wave of 1947” (1967) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages I_4 (in Section I), IV_3 (in Section IV), Case 30 (in Section 5) of the privately published paperbound edition.

3

1995

Brookesmith, Peter in his “UFO: The Complete Sightings Catalogue” (1995) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 37-38 (in Chapter 2) of the BCA hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Blitz hardback edition, and in the Barnes & Noble hardback edition published under the title “UFO: The Complete Sightings”).

2

1967

Buckle, Eileen and Oliver, Norman in “The Scoriton Mystery: Did Adamski return?” (1967) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 15-16 (in Chapter 1) of the Spearman hardback edition.

 

2003

Clark, Jerome in his “Strange Skies: Pilot Encounters with UFOs” (2003) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 30-32 (in Chapter 1) of the Citadel softcover edition.

3

1992

Clark, Jerome in his “The UFO Encyclopedia: 1st edition: Volume 2 – Emergence of a Phenomenon” (1992) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 128-129 (in an entry entitled “Daylight Discs, 1947-1959”) of the Omnigraphics hardback edition.

2

1998

Clark, Jerome in his “The UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon from the Beginning - 2nd edition” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) in Volume 1:A-K at pages 141-142 (forming part of an entry entitled “Arnold Sighting”), 320 (in an entry entitled “Daylight Discs”) of the Omnigraphics hardback edition.

3

1992

Clark, Jerome in his “UFO Encounters” (1992) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 7 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “In The Beginning”) of the Publications International hardback edition.

1

1977

Collins, Jim in his “Unidentified Flying Objects” (1977) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 9-10 (in Chapter 1) of the Raintree hardback edition.

2

1954

Cramp, Leonard G in his “Space, Gravity and the Flying Saucer” (1954) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 67-69 (in Chapter 6) of the Werner Laurie hardback edition.

3

1997

Devereux, Paul and Brookesmith, Peter in their “UFOs and Ufology – the first 50 years” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 22 (in Chapter 1) of the Blandford softcover edition.

1

2000

Dolan, Richard M in his “UFOs and the National Security State: Volume 1: 1941-1973” (2000) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 47 (in Chapter 2) of the Keyhole softcover edition, at page 18 of the 2002 revised Hampton Road softcover edition.

1

1956

Guieu, Jimmy in his “Flying Saucers Come From Another World” (1956) (edited by Ronald Story) (edited by Ronald Story) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 18-19 (in Chapter 1), 176 (in Chapter 8) of the Hutchinson hardback edition.

2

1999

Hall, Michael David in his “UFOs : A Century of Sightings” (1999) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 37 (in Chapter 2) of the Galde Press softcover edition.

1

1995

Harbinson, W A in his “Projekt Saucer” (1995) at page 86 (in Chapter 5) of the Box Tree hardback edition.

1

1950

Heard, Gerald in his “The Riddle of the Flying Saucers: Is Another World Watching” (1950) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 20 (in Chapter 2) of the Carroll & Nicholson hardback edition.

1

1997

Hesemann, Michael and Philip Mantle in their “Beyond Roswell” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 3 (in Chapter 1) of the Michael O’Mara hardback edition.

1

1950

Keyhoe, Donald E in his “The Flying Saucers are Real” (1950) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 24 (in Chapter 3) of the Fawcett Gold Medal paperback edition, which has the same page numbering as the version available online at:

http://www.nicap.org/fsar/fsar-chapters.htm

1

1997

Maccabee, Bruce in “UFOs are Real – Here’s the proof” (1997) (by Ed Walters and Bruce Maccabee) at pages 207-208 (in Part 3) of the Avon paperback edition.

2

2000

Maccabee, Bruce in his “UFO-FBI Connection” (2000) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 10-11 (in Chapter 2) of the Llewellyn softcover edition.

2

1961

Maney, Charles And Hall, Richard in their “Challenge of Unidentified Flying Objects” (1961) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 71 (in Part 2, Chapter 6, by Charles Maney) of the privately published hardback edition.

1

1998

Mannion, Michael in his “Project Mindshift” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 49 (in Chapter 2) of the Evans hardback edition.

1

1999

Matthews, Tim in his “UFO Revelation” (1999) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 45 (in Chapter 3) of the Blandford softcover edition.

1

1953

Menzel, Donald in his “Flying Saucers“ (1953) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 24-25 of the Putnam hardback edition (in Chapter 3).

2

1956

Michel, Aime in his “The Truth about Flying Saucers” (1956) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 17-18 (in Part 1, Chapter 1) of the Robert Hale hardback edition, page 16 of the Pyramid paperback edition.

1

2002

Nixon, Neil in his “Pocket Essentials : UFOs” (2002) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 23 (in Chapter 1) of the Pocket Essentials softcover edition.

1

1966

Olsen, Thomas M in his “The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports” (1966) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 3_2 (in Chapter 3) of the UFOIRC spiral-bound edition.

1

1967

Palmer, Raymond A in his “The Real UFO Invasion” (1967) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 9-10 (in the Introduction) of the Greenleaf paperback edition.

2

1991

Randle, Kevin D and Schmitt, Donald R in their “UFO Crash at Roswell“ (1991) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 14 (in Part 1) of the Avon paperback edition.

1

1997

Randle, Kevin in his “Conspiracy of Silence” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 12-14 (in Chapter 1) of the Avon paperback edition.

3

1997

Randle, Kevin in his “Project Bluebook Exposed” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 30-33 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “June 24, 1947”) of the Marlowe softcover edition.

4

1998

Redfern, Nicholas in his “The FBI Files” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 30-32 (in Chapter 2) of the Simon & Schuster softcover edition, with the same page numbering in the Pocket Books paperback edition.

3

1950

Scully, Frank in his “Behind the Flying Saucers” (1950) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 82-83 (in Chapter 7) of the Henry Holt hardback edition.

2

1997

Shawcross, Tim in his “The Roswell File” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 114 (in Chapter 6), 142-144 (in Chapter 8) of the Bloomsbury softcover edition.

4

2003

Sparks, Brad in version 1.7 of his “Comprehensive Catalog of 1,500 Project BLUE BOOK UFO Unknowns” (2003) as Case Number 8 on pages 5-6 of the PDF edition (with the same page numbering in the Microsoft Word edition). Both editions are available online, respectively at the following links:

http://www.CUFOS.org/BB_Unknowns_1_7.pdf

http://www.nicap.org/bluebook/CufosBBUnknowns.doc

2

1949

US Air Force “Memorandum for the Press NO. M 26 – 49” entitled “Project Saucer” (1949.0427) at page 5. Available online at: http://www.project1947.com/fig/projsauc.htm

1

1994

Vesco, Renato and Childress, David Hatcher in their “Man Made UFOs 1944-1994 – 50 Years of Suppression” (1994) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 6-7 (in Chapter 1) of the AUP softcover edition.

2

1971

Vesco, Renato in his “Intercept Ufo” (Formerly published as “Intercept - But Don't Shoot”) (1971) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 6-7 (in Chapter 1) of the Zebra paperback edition.

2

1954

Wilkins, Harold in his “Flying Saucers on the Moon” (1954) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 54 (in Chapter 4) of the Peter Owen hardback edition, at page 51 of the Ace paperback edition published under the title “Flying Saucers on the Attack”.

1

 

Other Material

Official US documents about this incident can be found online. See the material on the ambitious “Project Blue Book Archive” website in relation to Project Sign Incident Number 68 and also Project Blue Book Case Number 12, which commences at the links provided (and continues on the pages which follow them).

Listed as Project Sign Incident Number 68 in the microfilm records of Project Sign. The relevant case file is included on Roll Number 1 of the Project Sign microfilm collection, at the link below from the page with the unique Page ID (“PID”) of USAF-SIGN1-675 (page 675 of 716) to the page with the PID of USAF-SIGN1-684 (page 684 of 716).

Listed as Project Blue Book Case Number 12 on the redacted US National Archives and Records Administration (“NARA”) microfilm records of Project Blue Book, released to the National Archives in 1975 – see National Archives Microfilm Publication T1206 roll number 1. An image of the relevant index page has been given the unique Page ID (“PID”) of NARA-PBB1-12 (page 12 of 1014) at the link below. The relevant case file is included on National Archives Microfilm Publication T1206 roll number 1 – at the link below from the page with the PID of NARA-PBB1-601 (page 601 of 1014) to the page with the PID of NARA-PBB1-610 (page 610 of 1014).

Listed (without a Project Blue Book Case Number) on the unredacted Maxwell Air Force Base (“Maxwell”) microfilm records of Project Blue Book – see Maxwell microfilm roll number 30,363. An image of the relevant index page has been given the unique Page ID (“PID”) of MAXW-PBB2-243 (page 243 of 1352) at the link below. The relevant case file is included on Maxwell microfilm roll number 30,363 – at the link below from the page with the PID of MAXW-PBB2-817 (page 817 of 1352) to the page with the PID of MAXW-PBB2-826 (page 826 of 1352).

http://www.bluebookarchive.org

 

 

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