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April, 5, 1952


San Francisco, California, United States


I spotted a chinese cooley hat shaped saucer.it made no sound..It was metallic,approx.50 feet in diam. observered for approx.3 minutes...clear skys..

Date Reported:

4/3/2005 11:04:07 AM

Sighting Time: 

11:30 am



No. of Witnesses: 



3 min...

No. of Object(s): 


Urban or Rural: 


Size of Object(s)

50 feet

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

close as 1000 ft.

Shape of Object(s)

Disk, and no lites as i recall...

Color of Object(s):

metallic , sliver graish...

Full Description & Details

The year was 1952,5th of April, Located sitting at Ocean Ave area, San Francisco,California...time approx.11:30 am...I was a mere 13 yrsl of age then outside in the backyard watering the lawn....It was a nice clear day that 5th of April the Object I spotted has been vivid in my mind these past 53 yrs...I observed the object for approx. 3 minutes..the object was approx. 50 feet in diameter...and flying with no sound to be heard....It looked like a shape of a chinese Cooley hat..and hovered over my head for a few seconds,and came close to me like 1000 ft up in the air!--it hovered then sped off to the pacific ocean...it was so clear that day you could see the Farallones Island West of San Francisco,Calif..It traveled very fast but, made no sound Barrier noise....It just vanished to the west of the Farallones Islands..I have found a photo of the object in project blue book..

Witness Background

This saucer shaped object was photographed and is in the book called: Project blue book----edited by brad Steiger.....and one photo of the homes behind me in my backyard at Ocean Ave. San Francisco, Calif..plus the saucer...this is what I had seen and reported to my mother..she thought I was carzy...........

Other Comments

I have spotted two craft in my life time...that I can truly say is for real ,and not of this earth.....1952--saucer shaped...day time sighting...and 1994, nite sighting...triangle shaped very ,very large,flew over my Ranch....and 5 witnesses....Mendocino, California..

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

my Mother..


Ron Franchi

Your Location: 

Grants Pass, Oregon



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