1950s became the peak for UFO sightings. But the events of 1952 were remembered especially clearly, as strange objects were seen over the White House. We described the details of the story in the article “What unidentified objects were seen in Washington in 1952”, and now let us imagine the hype that has spread in American newspapers.
For several weeks of July, dozens of UFOs were fixed over Washington (Colombia). They were seen not only by local residents, but also by professional pilots and radar operators. Of course, all these observations did not pass by the newspapers. Moreover, even the smallest print publications tried to highlight events, collecting in parts retellings, telegraph messages and rumors.
The News-Star Newspaper (Monroe, Louisiana) - July 21, 1951
Excerpt: “The United States Air Force investigated reports that several flying saucers were spotted with the help of a radar in the backyard of the White House. UFOs were recorded not only on the radar, but also in messages from two pilots and local residents, who saw eerie lights that night.
Captain and pilot Pierman from Detroit tried to be careful in his report and did not associate flying saucers with aliens. He described them as falling stars without tails. But he added that he had previously observed falling stars, but specific objects seemed to him faster. He said that these are definitely not planes ”.
Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Newspaper - July 29, 1952
Excerpt: “Radar showed that the sky over the American capital was filled with a UFO on Tuesday. However, the airliner pilots did not see anything. A representative of the Civil Aviation Administration said that up to 12 UFOs were simultaneously on the radar screen. Tuesday was the third day of observation in two weeks. ”
Scranton (Pennsylvania) Newspaper - July 29, 1952
Excerpt: “Today, the US Air Force announced that jet fighters received orders to maintain a 24-hour state of alert throughout the country. They were ordered to shoot down UFOs if they suspect a hint of a threat. ”
The newspaper of the city Kalispell (Montana) - July 31, 1952
Exposure: “The object looked like a bright orange sphere with a rust tinge. He flew incredibly quiet and fast. This is definitely not a balloon ... It is now rumored that Boeing in Seattle is developing flying saucers or some other secret project. Rumor has it that small parts are made by many subcontractors, and finished products are collected in secret warehouses. There are also rumors that the UFOs were created by Russians or they were objects from other planets. Some were even shot down by the US military. Perhaps the Air Force representatives repaired the alien technology and are now testing them. ”
San Rafael (California) Newspaper - July 29, 1952
Excerpt: “UFO reports for several days continue to flow to the police, the Air Force and the weather bureau. In Florida, the Navy said it was investigating reports from several sailors who saw an unidentified object. Near Cleveland, three observers saw lights passing by that quickly changed color and evaded the clouds. ”
Journal of Akron (Ohio) - July 30, 1952
Excerpt: “One of the witnesses is confident that the Russians and their secret technologies are to blame for everything. Others blame the US government for doing secret experiments. But there are those who insist on aliens. ”
Newspaper Salt Lake City (Utah) - July 23, 1952
Excerpt: “On Tuesday, representatives of the Soviet embassy denied any connection with the flying saucers seen in Washington. But some doubt, because first they received the answer “We do not know”, and only after a couple of hours they answered with a categorical refusal ”.
Hazleton Newspaper (Pennsylvania) - July 30, 1952
Excerpt: “This was the third UFO sighting on the radar in 10 days. Radar recorded in the sky strange objects that can not be explained by natural phenomena. So the UFO is not a mass fantasy. The Air Force continues to deny any rumors about aliens from Mars or technology from enemy countries. ”
Newspaper of the city of Paris (Texas) - July 30, 1952
Excerpt: “Air Force representatives continue to check UFO reports. But while they have only one exact conclusion - the objects do not seem to be a threat to national security. Most of the observations of the military attributed to weather phenomena ".
Rhinelander Newspaper (Wisconsin) - July 30, 1952
Excerpt: “Most of the objects were identified as false hoaxes, ordinary planes, electrical or meteorological phenomena. Two generals added that the hot weather of recent weeks may be associated with an outbreak of UFO reports. They point to a temperature inversion that is caught by a radar. ”
Versions, theories and explanations can be found in the previous article “What unidentified objects were seen in Washington in 1952”.