TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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                                     Report Revision History

                                    Abstract and Daily chart

                                    Introduction                                                                                     iii

            Preface                                                                                             xiii           

   

  Section I - Summary of the period I (1 to 16)
     
  Reports Before June 1947 1
  The Importance of Arnold's Sighting 2
  Other Reports, June 1 – 24 3
  The Element of Fear 3
  After June 24 4
  Explaining the Inexplicable 4
  June Roundup 6
  The Buildup of July 1 – 3 7
  The July 4th Deluge 7
  The Voice of Confusion 8
  Crest of the Wave, July 6 – 7 10
  The Triumph of Ridicule 11
  The Crest Breaks, July 8 – 9 12
  Hoaxes and Mistakes 13
  Ebb tide, July 10 and After 14
  The Maury Island "'Mystery" 15
  Aftermath 16
  Addendum on CE III Reports New addition
     
  Section II - Patterns of Appearance and Behavior II (1 to 20)
     
  Loose Formations 1
  Straight-line Formations 2
  V and Triangular Formations 3
  Hovering Objects 6
  Abrupt Changes in Elevation 8
  Circling Maneuvers 9
  Sudden Stops and Reversals of Flight 10
  Various and General Maneuvers 10
  Low-swooping and Car-buzzing Reports 11
  Landings and Take-offs 12
  Protuberances: Domes, Fins or Knobs 13
  Appendages: Antennas, Legs, Propellers, or Tails 14
  Small Objects 16
  Torpedo or Cylindrical objects 16
  Cone-shaped objects 17
  Propeller shaped Objects 17
  V and Winged-shaped objects 18
  Satellite Object Reports 18
     
  Section III - Special Types of Witnesses III  (1 to 19)
     
  Businessmen 1
  Educators 1
  Meteorologists and Weather Observers 2
  Army and Army Air Corps Personnel 3
  Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Personnel 5
  Newsmen and Editors 6
  Doctors 8
  Airline, Military, and Private Pilots 9
  Police and Law-enforcement officers 14
  Public Officials 16
  Engineers and Technicians 17
  Scientists 18
     
  Section IV - Empirical Evidence IV  (1 to 6)
     
  Animal Reactions 1
  Fragments, Ashes, and Traces 1
  Electromagnetic Effects 3
  Photographs 3
     

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  Section V - Chronology and References (88 pages)
  Cross References to Section/Page Number New addition
      (1) Cross Reference by Case Number  
      (2) Cross Reference by Sighting Date  
  Terms Methods and Conventions Used 1
  Case Chronology     (Seperate pdf file) 2-76
  References Listed by Case Number 77-88
  Credits 88
 

Section V Addenda

New addition
     
  Section VI - UFO Cases Not in the Original Report New addition
     
     
  Appendix 1 to 14
  Additional Data on Sightings 1
  Listing of Newspapers Consulted, by States 7
  Listing of Books and Magazines Consulted 10
  Map of United States Time Zones for 1947 11
  Time Zone Chart 12
  Localities that Observed Daylight Saving Time 13
  Statistical Chart, by States, for June and July, 1947 14
     
  Index 1 to 7
     
 

ILLUSTRATIONS

 
     
  Maps  
     
  Map #1   (June  1 - 15)  Facing I - 2
  Map #2   (June 16 - 20) Facing I - 2
  Map #3   (June 21 - 23) Facing I - 3
  Map #4   (June 24) Facing I - 3
  Map #5   (June 25 - 26) Facing I - 4
  Map #6   (June 27 - 28) Facing I - 4
  Map #7   (June 29 - 30) Facing I - 5
  Map #8   (July  1 - 2)  Facing I - 5
  Map #9   (July 3) Facing I - 6
  Map #10 (July 4) Facing I - 7
  Local Map A  Portland, Oregon, July 4 Facing I - 8
  Local Map B  Bay Area, California, July 5 Facing I - 8
  Map #11  (July 5) Facing I - 9
  Map #12  (July 6) Facing I - 10
  Local Map C  Bay Area, California, July 6 Facing I - 11
  Local Map D  Birmingham, Alabama, July 6 Facing I - 11
  Map #13   (July 7) Facing I - 12
  Local Map E Chicago, Illinois, July 7 Facing I - 13
  Local Map F  Seattle, Washington, July 7 Facing I - 13
  Map #14   (July 8) Facing I - 14
  Map #15   (July 9  – 10) Facing I - 15
  Map #16   (July 11 – 15)  Facing I - 16
  Map #17   (July 20 – 30) Facing II - 1
     
  Drawings  
     
  Chart Illustrating Number of Cases Daily Frontispiece
  Case  39  -  June 24, near Mt. Rainier, Washington I - 3
  Case 306  -  July 5, Bethesda, Maryland II - 15
  Case  84  -  June 27, Seattle, Washington II - 20
  Case  46  -  June 24, Seattle, Washington II - 20
  Case 838  -  July 13, Gardner, Massachusetts III - 1
  Case 352  -  About July 5, Seattle, Washington III - 19
  Case 675  -  July 7, Phoenix, Arizona  (1)   (2) IV - 5
  Case 790  -  July 9 or 10, Morristown, New Jersey IV – 6
     
  Photographs  
     
  Case 257  -  July 4, Lake City, Washington Facing IV - 2
  Case 651  -  July 7, near Pontiac, Michigan  Facing IV - 3
  Case 683  -  July 7, Louisville, Kentucky   Facing IV - 4
  Case 675  -  July 7, Phoenix, Arizona  (1)   (2) IV – 5

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