DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Reports of unidentified flying objects boomed last year,
reports Maj. Hector Quintanilla, director of Project Blue Book at Wright -
Patterson Air Force Base.
A total of 1,060 sightings were submitted to the air force during 1966, second
highest total since Blue Book began keeping tabs 2 years ago. The annual
average is 555; the record is 1,501 in 1952.
Of the 11,107 sightings since 1947, Quintanilla says, just 676 remain in the
unidentified category. Only 30 of those checked out last year haven’t been
Another 424 sightings are listed as having insufficient data for
The rest were identified as astronomical objects, aircraft, balloons,
satellites and other natural or manmade items such as missiles, rockets,
fireworks, clouds, birds, swamp gas, sparks, and a lighthouse.