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Mr. Warren Smith, 27 years old and two companions saw and took two color Photographs of an object described as shiny and approximately 25 feet in diameter.

Hikers near Calgary photograph a UFO in 1967

The following UFO photos are from the archives of Lt. Col. Wendelle C. Stevens, and the accompanying details have been reproduced as close to the original sighting report as possible.

3 July 1967, Highwood Ranger Station, 50 Miles SW of Calgary, Alta.

At about 17:30 PST on 3 July 1967, Mr. Warren Smith, 27 years old and two companions saw and took two color Photographs of an object described as shiny and approximately 25 feet in diameter.

1st picture taken in color and then redeveloped in black and white.

1st picture taken in color and then redeveloped in black and white.

Close up of the object.

Close up of the object.

Mr. Smith and his two companions were hiking in the rugged mountain terrain when all three of them reported seeing an object approaching from the East at an altitude of not more than 2,000 feet and a distance of not more than 2 miles. The observers were at an altitude of approximately 5,000 feet where there were winds of 15 mph.

“It was traveling towards us gradually losing altitude, passed in front of us, and as it passed slightly out of view behind some trees, it then reappeared and hovered in the open sky, and something of a much smaller size fell from the craft.” One of Smith’s companions reported, “It travelled towards us gradually losing altitude, and at a distance of not more than ½ mile it hovered for a moment, at which time some object fell from the craft. The fallen object was possibly one hundredth of the size of the parent craft. At tree top level the craft disappeared from sight. I am not sure at this point whether it became invisible, or dissolved, or merely sped out of sight at such a great speed that it was hard for the eye to follow. At any rate it was moving away from us at great speed when it disappeared from sight.”

2nd picture taken in color and then redeveloped in black and white.

2nd picture taken in color and then redeveloped in black and white.

Close up of the object.

Close up of the object.

Mr. Smith took two photographs in half 35mm format using an Olympus PEN EE. His color film was ASA 64 set 7 ft to inf.

The object was further described as “Circular, shiny, aluminum color, approximately 25 feet in diameter. It was first observed 2,000 to 2,500 feet above the observers, it banked and descended much lower, disappeared behind the trees, moving South at high speed.”

One of Mr. Smith’s companions stated, “No sound accompanied the sighting and no exhaust or colors of any kind were seen. What we saw was a disc-shaped object with a silvery tone to it, of a size of 30 to 40 feet in diameter, with a depth ratio of 4 to 1.”

The measurements, sizes, distances and angles of elevation are internally consistent and agree with the observed testimony of the witnesses. The Condon Committee analysis stated that based on the data reported, the object would have had a diameter of 35 + or – 14 feet and a thickness of 8 + or – 3 feet.

Scientific Study of Flying Saucers, Condon, Case No. 57

About Wendelle Stevens

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Lt. Colonel (USAF Ret.) Wendelle C. Stevens was one of the world’s best known UFO researchers. Born in 1923 in Round Prairie, Minn., he enlisted in 1941 in the US Army and was transferred to the Air Corps in 1942. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and subsequently in a classified project in Alaska to photograph and map the Arctic land and sea area, where the data collecting equipment onboard B-29s detected UFOs. Stevens also served as US Air Attaché in South America. He retired from the USAF in 1963 and worked for Hamilton Aircraft until 1972.

2 comments

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    The phenomenon called Unidentified Flying Objects
    has fascinated me since I was a `teenager—–
    From the George Arnold sightings in 1947, `till today,
    my interest is as sharp as ever—-
    One of the first books I acquired was written by George
    Adamski. One year after I wrote him, he answered me.
    His reply was a short typewritten note which he signed,
    and included 3 fotos he said were taken from Mount
    Palomar observatory. Readers are encouraged to estimate
    the current value of these mementoes ,and write me.

  2. avatar

    In 1967 I made face to face contact with ETs not grays. Leaving me with recontact as medicator as a go inbetweet person for communication and carry communications to and from as they taxe me to homebase and back full communications this year also can be made. This planet earth is only another planet of life.

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