Edmund C. Jaeger, a well known naturalist and reliable observer, records an unusual event in his field notes:
On January 20, 1951, at 4:30 a.m., he wakes in Palm Springs, California, to see a bluish/white, needle shaped object in the western sky at about 30°.
This is between the constellations Leo & Cancer.
As he observes the object for the next 90 minutes, it develops a head and tail and goes through various worm like shapes.
I never before heard or saw anything like it.
A writer of books on natural history, Jaeger was a scientist and a reliable observer.
The curious thing is that I could find no witnesses, no newspaper accounts, or other record of the event.