Historic UFOs
Disc Mystery Still Unsolved
From Frank Warren

The San Diego Union August 4, 1947
Disc Mystery Still Unsolved
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 3 (INS)- United Air Lines was still mystified tonight by a report that one of it's pilots, Capt. E.H. Smith, had given the pilot and co-pilot killed in an Army bomber crash Friday six "pieces of metal or lava" from a "flying disc" to take back to Hamilton Field, Calif. A United spokesman said he knew nothing about the pilot's story.
( At Boise, the Idaho Statesman printed a story that Smith had telephoned the newspaper from Tacoma where he went to investigate a disc or some object striking a boat. The United pilot reported a flight of "flying discs" several weeks ago.)
Smith, when questioned yesterday, would say only "that he was in Tacoma on personal business and couldn't talk." He checked out of his hotel room today and apparently had left the city.
It was verified at the hotel, however, that Smith had put in a call to Boise by telephone yesterday.
(At Hamilton Field, a 4th Air Force officer verified that Capt. William L. Davidson, of San Francisco, and Lt. Frank M. Brown, of Vallejo, killed in the crash near Kelso, Wash., Friday, had flown north to talk with Smith and others concerning the "discs."
(However, the Air Force official said the report their ill-fated bomber was returning with "classified" or secret material is "just a flight of fancy.")


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