29 March 1966
(Lodi News-Sentinel, California)
The article reports on the many UFO incidents that were witnessed in the United States in March 1966.
Several of the UFO incidents were observed by police officers.
Quote from the article:
“Police officers in six North Carolina towns saw an object streak from east to west. Newton police officer Melvin Barlowe said it looked like ‘a big blue bolt of fire with fire arching off the edges.’
‘We don’t have anything around here that could catch it,’ he said. ‘No swamp gas or nothing like that could move that fast.’ ”
NOTE: The newspaper date is 29 March 1966.
Satellite photo of Newton, North Carolina (tageo.com)