June is traditionally a big month for UFO sightings. The famous Kenneth Arnold case took place on June 24, 1947. But there have been other, equally interesting UFO events that took place in June. Here's a sample...
June 16, 1909 -- Dong Hoi, Vietnam -- Van Thi Binh, 7, and her sisters were awakened by a whooshing sound at around 3 a.m. As they looked out the window, they saw a glowing "bolide" flying slowly in an eastward direction over the city. The bright white glow lit up the rooftops, and the "bolide" was seen by Vietnamese fishermen offshore. They watched it for 8 to 10 minutes before it abruptly dropped into the South China Sea. Although it couldn't possibly have been a bolide or detonating meteor (not at that slow speed!), it was written up as such in the French magazine L'Astronomie. (See the book ANATOMY OF A PHENOMENON by Jacques Vallee, page 28)
June 20, 1953 -- Brush Creek, near Willow Creek, California -- Two prospectors saw a UFO land in the meadow. An occupant came out of the object. He was described as 3 feet tall and wearing silvery gray tight-fitting garments and a hood or helmet. Ignoring the two astounded miners, the occupant carried a small silver pail to the creek, filled it with water, and then walked back to the UFO. Two minutes later, the UFO "shot into the sky without a sound."
June 30, 1954 -- Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada -- A British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Stratocruiser airliner, piloted by Capt. James Howard, approached Goose Bay at 9 p.m. local time, on its New York to London flight. Suddenly, Capt. Howard saw a large object "something like an inverted pear suspended in the sky." The UFO was accompanied by six saucers -- three forward, three aft. The Goose Bay tower told Howard that there were no other aircraft in the area. Capt. Howard and his co-pilot, Lee Boyd, watched as the large UFO reshaped itself "into what looked like a flying arrow -- an enormous delta-winged plane turning in to close with us." The large UFO paced the BOAC Stratocruiser for over 15 minutes before departing. Other witnesses included chief navigator George Allen, chief radio operator Douglas Cox, flight engineers Daniel Godfrey and William Stewart and stewardess Daphne Webster.
June 26, 1972 -- Port Beaufort, South Africa -- Farm worker Boer de Klerk was watering cattle in a krans (pasture) at Braeside, a large farm just outside Port Beaufort. Suddenly, he saw a plume of smoke in the sunny cloudless sky. The smoke drifted towards him and then exploded into a roaring fireball. Terrified, de Klerk dropped his bucket and ran to fetch the owner, Bennie Smit. Rounding up a group of his workers, Smit returned to the spot and found the bright orange fireball flying aimlessly around the pasture. As the men climbed the fence, the fireball halted, then backed away from them, and then climbed up, up and away.
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