1952.1206 Gulf of Mexico incident
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On 6 December 1952, the crew of a USAF B-29 over the Gulf of Mexico reported several unknowns were seen on the airborne scopes and some flashes of light were also seen visually about 190 miles from Galveston. Incident involved the pilot (Captain John Harter), the radar officer (Lieutenant Sid Coleman), the navigator (Lieutenant Cassidy), Master Sergeant Bailey and Staff Sergeant Ferris. (Commonly referred to as “the Gulf of Mexico incident”).

 

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/gulfdir.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 Many links to material on UFO websites quickly become out of date.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.

 

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Book References

The table below includes references to relevant discussions in UFO/SETI books noted by Isaac Koi during a review of approximately 963 UFO/SETI books during the period 2003-2006 (with a few later additions). The table can be sorted by author, date and length of discussion by clicking on the relevant word in the top line of the table.

Many of the tables of references on this website are considerably longer than the references to books found on most other UFO websites. Indeed, some are probably the longest that have been collated in relation to some events and personalities. Together with the "UFO Searchillion" search box, I hope that these tables are found to be a useful contribution to UFOlogy.

For discussion of the Gulf of Mexico B-29 incident see the following:

 

Year

Discussion by:

 

No. of Pages

1996

Blundell, Nigel in his “World’s Most Amazing UFO Visits” (1996) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 27 of the Select softcover edition.

1

1995

Brookesmith, Peter in his “UFO: The Complete Sightings Catalogue” (1995) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 55 (in Chapter 3) 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”).

1

1969

Condon Report (“Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects”, Edward U Condon (Director) and Daniel S Gillmor (Editor) (1969)) as radar incident 103-B at pages 220-223 (in Section 3, Chapter 5 “Optical and Radar Analyses of Field Cases”, by Gordon D Thayer) of the uncorrected version submitted to the Air Force (with the same page numbering in the 3 volume paperbound edition distributed by the National Technical Information Service, US Department of Commerce) at pages 148-150 of the Vision hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Bantam paperback edition). The first of these editions has the same page numbering as the edition available free online at the following links:

http://www.project1947.com/shg/condon/contents.html

4

1992

Davenport, Marc in his “Visitors from Time” (1992) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 76-77 (in Chapter 6) of the 1994 revised Greenleaf softcover edition.

2

1956

Gibbons, Gavin in his “The Coming of the Space Ships” (1956) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 28-29 (in Chapter 3) of the Neville Spearman hardback edition.

2

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 125-126 (in Chapter 5) of the Hutchinson hardback edition.

2

2000

Hall, Michael David and Connors, Wendy Ann in their “Captain Edward J Ruppelt : Summer of the Saucers - 1952” (2000) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 203 (in Chapter 7) of the Rose Press softcover edition.

1

1999

Hall, Michael David in his “UFOs : A Century of Sightings” (1999) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 205 (in Chapter 4) of the Galde Press softcover edition.

1

2001

Hall, Richard in “The UFO Evidence: Volume 2 – A Thirty Year Report” (2001) (edited by Richard Hall) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 1 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “Master Chronology”), 413-414 (in Section 10) of the Scarecrow Press hardback edition.

3

1995

Hill, Paul R in his “Unconventional Flying Objects : A Scientific Analysis” (1995) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 42-43 (in Chapter 2) of the Hampton Roads softcover edition.

2

1976

Holzer, Hans in his “The UFOnauts” (1976) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 125-126 (in Chapter 5) of the Fawcett Gold Medal paperback edition.

2

1972

Hynek, J Allen in his “The UFO Experience” (1972) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) (in Chapter 7) at page 70 of the Henry Regnery hardback edition (with same page numbering in the Abelard-Schuman hardback edition) at page 81 of the various Ballantine paperback editions, at pages 97 of the Corgi paperback edition. Included in a table indicating an assessment of Strangeness Rating/Probability Rating of 2/8 as RV-10 in Appendix 1 at page 237 of the Henry Regnery hardback edition (with same page numbering in the Abelard-Schuman hardback edition) at page 267 of the various Ballantine paperback editions, at page 291 of the Corgi paperback edition.

1

1992

Jackson, Robert in his “UFOs” (1992) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 11 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “Where it all started”) of the Smithmark hardback edition.

1

1973

Keyhoe, Donald E in his “Aliens from Space” (1973) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 135 (in Chapter 9), 229 (in Chapter 15) of the Signet paperback edition, pages 157 and 257-258 of the Panther paperback edition.

2

1953

Keyhoe, Donald E in his “Flying Saucers from Outer Space” (1953) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 161-167 (in Chapter 9) of the Henry Holt hardback edition, pages 162-168 of the Tandem paperback edition.

7

1960

Keyhoe, Donald E in his “Flying Saucers: Top Secret” (1960) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 160 (in Chapter 11) of the G P Putnam hardback edition.

1

1955

Keyhoe, Donald E in his “The Flying Saucer Conspiracy” (1955) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 33 of the Hutchinson hardback edition (in Chapter 3).

1

1961

Maney, Charles And Hall, Richard in their “Challenge of Unidentified Flying Objects” (1961) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 18 (in Part 1, Chapter 2, in a quote from NICAP’s “confidential report to Congress” (1960.0621)) 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 72 (in Chapter 3) of the Evans hardback edition.

1

1963

Menzel, Donald and Boyd, Lyle in their “The World of Flying Saucers” (1963) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 5-6 of the Doubleday hardback edition (Chapter 1).

2

1956

Michel, Aime in his “The Truth about Flying Saucers” (1956) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 88-91 (in Part 1, Chapter 5) of the Robert Hale hardback edition, at pages 95-98 of the Pyramid paperback edition.

3

1964

NICAP in its “The UFO Evidence” (1964) (edited by Richard Hall) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 15-16 (in Section 2) of the privately published paperbound edition, with the same page numbering in the 1997 Barnes & Noble paperbound reprint. Available free online at: http://www.nicap.org/ufoe/section_2.htm

2

2003

Sparks, Brad in version 1.7 of his “Comprehensive Catalog of 1,500 Project BLUE BOOK UFO Unknowns” (2003) as Case Number 700 on page 100 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

1

1991

Spencer, John in his “UFOs: The Definitive Casebook” (1991) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 32 (in the unnumbered section entitled “North America”, in the chapter entitled “Database”) of the Hamlyn hardback edition.

1

1965

Vallee, Jacques in his “Anatomy of a Phenomenon” (1965) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 63 (in Chapter 3) of the Henry Regnery hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Tandem paperback edition), page 69 of the Ballantine Books paperback edition.

1

1994

Watts, Alan in his “UFO Quest” (1994) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 17 (in Chapter 2) of the Blandford softcover edition.

1

1968

White, Dale in his “Is Something Up There?” (1968) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 102-108 (in Chapter 9) of the Scholastic Book Services paperback edition.

7

 

Other Material

Listed as Project Blue Book Case Number 2265 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-PBB1-88 (page 88 of 1014) at the link below.

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-PBB2-321 (page 321 of 1352) at the link below.

http://www.bluebookarchive.org

 

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