The following newspaper article was published by The Bakersfield Californian August 19, 1949. The following is a transcription of the newspaper article:
2 HOT MINERS SPOT, CHASE DISC PILOTS
August 19, 1949
A grizzled desert prospector reported in Mojave that a “whizzing disc” crashed near Death Valley and that two little men jumped out and disappeared in the sand dunes, the International News Service says.
The prospector, Buck Fitzgerald, who claims he has lived in the Death Valley region long enough to know a flying disc when he sees one, said that his sidekick, Mace Garney, also witnessed the event.
“The flying disc, which was about 24 feet in diameter, whizzed past us going about 300 miles per hour.
“It crash-landed and two little men jumped out and started running when they saw us.
“The men looked human but they were very small – like dwarfs.
“We chased them over a sand dune but lost them. I don’t know where they went.”
The two prospectors allowed that with a temperature of 138 degrees, it was too hot to chase the little men for any great distance.
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This article was added to the UFO Research Archive 04/28/2019.