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Project Blue Book unexplained cases:

Indianapolis, Indiana, July 29, 1948:

Blue Book case number: 185.

Project Blue Book lists this sighting as "unknown."

Case summary by Don Berliner:

July 29, 1948: Indianapolis, Indiana. 9:58 a.m:

Witnesses: James Toney, Robert Huggins, both employees of a rug cleaning firm.

One shiny aluminum object, shaped something like an airplane's propeller, with 10-12 small cups protruding from either blade. Estimated size 6-8' long, 1.5-2' wide. The object glided across the road a few hundred feet in front of their vehicle and apparently went down in a wooded area. Sighting lasted a few seconds.


Case summary in the Blue Book Special Report #14:


Case I (Serial 0573.00)

Two men employed by a rug-cleaning firm were driving across a bridge at 0955 hours on July 29, 1948, when they saw an object glide across the road a few hundred feet in front of them. It was shiny and metallic in construction, about 6 to 8 feet long and 2 feet wide. It was in a flat glide path at an altitude of about 30 feet and in a moderate turn to the left. It was seen for only a few seconds and apparently went down in a wooden area, although no trace of it was found.

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