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Nash-Fortenberry UFO sighting

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Nash-Fortenberry UFO sighting

The Nash-Fortenberry UFO sighting was an unidentified flying object sighting that occurred on July 14, 1952, when two commercial pilots (William B. Nash and William H. Fortenberry) claimed to have seen eight UFOs flying in a tight echelon formation over Chesapeake Bay in the state of Virginia.

UFOlogists say the pilots observation allowed for relatively precise measurements of the objects' motion and size when compared to known landmarks, and that the encounter was corroborated by several groups of independent ground witnesses. The case was listed in the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book as an "unknown."[1]


  1. ^ Thomas Thulien. Revisiting One of the Classics: The 1952 Nash/Fortenberry Sighting at the Wayback Machine (archived March 7, 2007)

External links

  • The Pilots' Tale at Saturday Night Uforia
  • UFO CASE REPORT: The Nash-Fortenberry Sighting (aircraft encounter with formation of UFOs) from
  • "We Flew Above Flying Saucers", by William B. Nash and William H. Fortenberry, from True magazine, 1967
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