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Item # 581428
July 29, 1952
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, July 29, 1952
* Washington D.C. UFO Incident
* Flying Saucers (1st report)
This 14 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page: "Can't Find Saucers Despite Sightings Reported By Radar"
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, otherwise nice condition.
wikipedia notes: The 1952 Washington D.C. UFO incident, also known as the Washington flap or the Washington National Airport Sightings, was a series of unidentified flying object reports from July 13 to July 29, 1952, over Washington D.C. The most publicized sightings took place on consecutive weekends, July 19–20 and July 26–27.
Longtime ufologist Richard H. Hall, who served as the assistant director of NICAP and as the director of the Fund for UFO Research, writes:
The summer 1952 UFO sighting wave was one of the largest of all time, and arguably the most significant of all time in terms of the credible reports and hardcore scientific data obtained."
Category: The 20th Century