I don't have the book, but based on what you said is this it? (Found online)
Two of the most interesting case reports of 1964 involved three highly credible witnesses: two Nevada ranch owners and a South Carolina businessman. The second case was reported before the first case reached the newswires.
On June 25, 1964, rancher George W. Rogers, who lives in Spring Valley, near Ely, Nevada, was driving to Ely with his brother Bert. They noticed a peculiar device in the highway ahead of them. When they first saw it, the thing was beside the road and about four feet off the ground … they could only see the top of it … and their first thought was that it was a jeep off the road. Then it came up and over the road, resting briefly on a sort of slender pedestal which was about two feet long. By this time the men were within a few feet of the thing. They described it as resembling a pyramid-shaped top with the point tapering down to that two-foot-long pedestal. The top was slightly bulging or curved. The object was spinning rapidly.
George Rogers jumped out of the car and ran up to touch the object. As he drew near, the thing made a loud humming sound and shot into the air to a height of about ten feet, coming back down on the highway about forty feet away. George approached it three or four times, and always with the same result. George told authorities later: "It occurred to me that I was fooling around something that I didn't know anything about. Bert was yelling for me to get away from that thing. I decided that was pretty good advice so I went back and got into the car.
A moment later the object rose slowly and began to move rapidly away to the east, finally vanishing inthe distance as it passed over a ridge.
Both ranchers agreed that the thing they had seen was shaped like an inverted top. George, who had tried to touch it, said the sides were shiny, as though they were plastic and that there was a red insignia or emblem on the face which he was unable to make out clearly because of the spinning motion.
The Ely, Nevada Record carried the report of the strange inverted top in its issue of July 1.
In the Anderson, South Carolina, Independent, of July 1, 1964, we find an interesting sequel to the experience of the Rogers brothers of Ely, Nevada, a thousand miles to the northwest.
B.E. Parham of Wellford, South Carolina, is District Manager of Family Record Plan, Incorporated. He had been on a business trip to Atlanta, and was returning, in his late model Chevrolet hardtop, to his home in a suburb of Spartanburg. He was on Highway 59, driving about seventy miles an hour, and the time was about one o'clock in the morning. There was no other traffic near him at the time.
Parham told federal authorities:
"Suddenly everything lit up around me. I saw this bright object coming straight toward me. I thought I was gone—I thought it was a meteor that was going to hit me!"
At the last second it turned straight up and swerved high above the car, a maneuver that Parham says gave him the impression that it was curious about his headlights.
The engine of his car began to fade and he let the car roll to a stop beside the highway.
Said Parham: "The thing looked like an inverted top with sides about six feet long.There were little holes underneath it—it seemed to be propelled by yellow flames of some sort. When it came down low over my car the heat was stifling, and i thought the odor resembled formaldehyde. I rolled up the windows on my car and locked the doors. A few seconds the thing made a roaring sound and rose up and up until I couldn't see it any more. I really didn't want to see it. I just wanted to get away from there and I did.
Parham drove to the airport at Spartanburg and made his report to the Federal Aviation Agency employees there. They checked and found several spots on the top and hood of the car where some liquid had destroyed the paint. The Anderson Independent reported that, when the FAA checked the spots with a Geiger Counter, they found the spots radioactive.
Interrogators came and questioned Parham and they scraped the sticky spots off his car. Then they went away and left him to figure out the answers for himself.
It's the American way—where UFO's [sic] are concerned.
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Originally Posted by Carol Nistri
...Ill get that book later and give you the actual page number. If you look on page 131 you'll read of a case whereby the witnesses talks about a red emblem on the side of the ufo.