Occurred: 1951-01-20 04:30:00 Local
Location: Palm Springs, CA, USA
Shape: Cigar
Duration: one and a half hours
No of observers: 0
Reported: 2006-04-09 08:59:11 Pacific
Posted: 2006-05-15 00:00:00

01/20/51 Palm Springs CA light hour and a half bluish-white light of worm-like shape 04/09/06

Edmund C. Jaeger, a well-known naturalist and reliable observer, records an unusual event in his field notes:

On January 20, 1951, at 04.30, he wakes in Palm Springs, California, to see a bluish-white, needle-shaped object in the western sky at about 30 degrees. This is between the constellations Leo and Cancer.

As he observes the object for the next hour and a half, it develops a head and a tail and goes through various worm-like shapes. He comments: "I never before heard or saw anything like it."

A writer of books on natural history, Jaeger was a scientist and a reliable observer.

I am writing a book about him and would very much like to comment on this anomalous event. The curious thing is that I could find no witnesses, no newspaper accounts, or other record of the event.

May I have your guidance and comment on this?

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