4 March 1980
(Ludington Daily News, Michigan)
The article reports on the UFO research work of Maryland resident John Lutz:
Quote from the article:
“On a cold, crisp night last December, the phone rang at a suburban police station. The caller told officers he had just seen something strange in the sky.
The man said the thing was a dullish red color when he first spotted it, then it changed to blue. About the time the object changed color, he said, his car started running funny.
Twenty minutes later, a second man called Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Traveling in the same area of Baltimore County as the first caller, he said he had seen something that looked like a rocket sitting in a field.
As he watched, the thing rose from the ground and took off, he said.”
Lutz also mentions a February 1978 Maryland(near Hagerstown) airplane crash that could possibly be UFO related.
NOTE: The newspaper date is 4 March 1980.
Map of Maryland(lib.utexas.edu)