Submission Date: July 8, 2009
Date of Event: March, 1956
AN4, CAT 3, Circle
Location: Ventura County, California
Number of Witnesses: 2
Investigators: Cinde L. Costello
Case Overview by Cassidy Nicholas
Returning from an evening out, a young Sailor and his date encountered something that would change
both their lives. It was March of 1956, Santa Monica, California. The couple was driving down the coast highway in Santa Monica to return to his stationed Port Hueneme Naval Base when they noticed two young boys on the side of the road, both dressed in proper Naval Uniform.
Concerned, as the hitchhikers appeared to be very young, (the witness guessed their age of 14 years or younger) the couple pulled over and offered the boys a ride.
While driving, the witness asked the young sailors where they were headed. The boys responded that they were on their way to the Coos Head Naval Base in Charleston, Oregon. At this point, the witness became confused, because he had never heard of the Naval Base, but decided upon no further questions. When they arrived at a turn off, the witness stated that his young passengers exited the vehicle and were wished a safe journey.