Project Blue Book Case 1661
(12W2, 18/5A, Bx 35, RG 341 Records of the USAF (Project Blue Book)
"Washington National Sightings" - July 1952

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AF FORM 112 - PART 1                   [  RESTRICTED  ]
APPROVED 1 JUNE 1948               (CLASSIFICATION)
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COUNTRY                            REPORT NO.                          (LEAVE BLANK)
     U.S.A.                                        {IR-104-52}
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                                  AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT
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SUBJECT
    FLYOBRPT
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AREA REPORTED ON                                                FROM (Agency)
                         Two hundred (200) miles south
off Coast of New York City                                           91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing
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DATE OF REPORT                    DATE OF INFORMATION                 EVALUATION
  31 July 1952                                  26 July 1952                                        B2
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PREPARED BY (Officer)                                SOURCE
  MAJOR EDWARD O. WITTMER                   S/sgt.  David L. Walker
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REFERENCES (Control number, directorate, previous report, etc. as applicable)
  TWX, 91WDOI  2368-R  dtd 302115Z
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SUMMARY (Enter concise summary of report.  Give significance in final one-sentence paragraph.  
List inclosures at lower left.  Begin text of report on AF Form 112 - Part II.)
      Observor had three and one half (3 1/2) years experience as a gunner in the
United States Air Force and previous service in the United States Navy.

                                                                      APPROVED:
_____{1}____ INCLS.                                                        /s/  Dick M. Campbell
                                                                                            DICK M. CAMPBELL
                                                                                            Major               USAF
                                                                                            Wing Intelligence Officer
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NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE 
OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT 50 U.S.C  31 AND 
32 AS AMENDED.  ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANY 
MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.  IT MAY NOT BE 
REPRODUCED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY OTHER THAN UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 
AGENCIES EXCEPT BY PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE USAF.
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AF FORM 112 - PART II                           [   RESTRICTED    ]
APPROVED 1 JUNE 1948                       (CLASSIFICATION)
                                           AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT
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FROM (Agency)                                      REPORT NO.
    91st Strat. Recon Wing, Medium         {IR-104-52}                   Page    1       of     1       pages
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         1.  Three (3) different amber edges white flashing objects observed.  Travell-
  ing at approximately speed of sound each caused yellowish trail.  First object
  moved across sky in horseshoe path;  second appeared to drop vertically; and the 
  movement of the third not identifiable.
         2.  First object was sighted at twenty thirty (2030) hours Eastern Standard
  Time, 26 July 1952.  Second object about thirty (30) seconds later and third object
  about two (2) minutes later.  Total elapsed time for all sightings including inter-
  vals, four (4) minutes.
         3.  Visual observation from B-29 cruising speed at altitude 9,900 feet.  Unknown
to observer if radar received return on these objects but believed radar received
return from later object.
         4.  Observer was gunner on B-29 in formation of five aircraft, flying north
  approximately two hundred (200) miles off coast south New York city Area.  Objects
  thirty (30) to forty (40) miles distance south eastern horizon at undetermined
  height.  First object sighted at four (4) to five three zero (5:30) o'clock posi-
  tion; second object sighted four (4) o'clock position; third object sighted five
  (5)  to six (6) o'clock position.
         5.  Staff Sergeant David L. Walker, AF-57322115, of 301st  Wing,
  Medium, 353rd Bombardment Squadron, medium, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, 
  has three and one half (3 ) years gunnery experience in the Air Force and
  previous duty in the United States Navy.  He observed many meteors and falling
  stars both before and after seeing strange phenomenon on this mission.
        6.  Clear night with stars and moon shining brightly.
        7.  No known activity or meteorological condition account for sighting.
        8.  No physical evidence of fragments available.
        9.  The other members of crew were notified but identification by them not
  verified.
      10.  Formation of five (5) B-29's in formation.
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NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE 
OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT 50 U.S.C  31 AND 
32 AS AMENDED.  ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANY 
MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.  IT MAY NOT BE 
REPRODUCED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY OTHER THAN UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 
AGENCIES EXCEPT BY PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE USAF.
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WP3133                                     1952 JUL 23      23                                
DEDBO 73
PP JEPHQ  JEDWP  JEDEN  JEDMH  JESBA  555                          $$  PM 7 : 41
DE JEDBO  67
P  302115Z  ZNJ
FM COSTRATRCNWG  91 LOCKBOURNE  AFB  OHIO
TO JEPHQ/ DIR OF INTELLIGENCE  HQ  USAF  WASH  DC
JEDWP/AIR  TECH  INTELLIGENCE  CENTER  WRIGHT  PATTERSON  AFB  OHIO
JEDEN/CG  ADC  ENT  AFB  COLO
JEDMH  CG  SAC  OFFUTT  AFB  NEBR
JZSBA/CG  2AF  BARKSDALE  AFB  LA
[                                             ]  91WDOI  2368-R  PD AIR  TECH  INTELLIGENCE  CENTER
ATTN:  ATIAA-2C  PD FLYOBRPT
(PART ONE)  THREE DIFFERENT WHITE FLASHES ACRPOSS SKY LEAVING YELLOWISH
AMBER TRAIL CMA TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY TWO ZERO THREE ZERO EASTERN 
STANDARD TIME TWENTY
SIX JULY FOR APPROXIMATELY FOUR MINUTES PD ( PART THREE )  VISUAL
OBSERVATION FROM BRAVO TWO NINE OUT OF BARKSDALE AFB AT ALTITUDE NINE
NINE ZERO ZERO PD (PART FOUR) APPROXIMATELY TWO TWO ZERO ZERO MILES OFF
COAST SOUTH NEW YORK CITY AREA PD OBJECTS THREE ZERO TO FOUR ZERO MILES
DISTANCE SOUTH EASTERN HORIZON WITH UNDETERMINED HEIGHT (PART FIVE)
OBSERVER STAFF SERGEANT WALKER OF CREW NUMBER EIGHT SIX GOLF OSCAR
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BARKSDALE AFB CMA PRESENTLY HOSPITALIZED LOCKBOURNE AFB DUE VIOLENT AIR
POCKET PD (PART SIX) CLEAR NIGHT CMA STARS AND MOON SHINING BRIGHTLY PD
(PART SEVEN) NOT METEORS AS OBSERVOR HAS SEEN SUCH PHENOMENON PD
(PART EIGHT) NO EVIDENCE PD (PART NINE) IDENTIFICATION RADAR AND VISUAL
OTHER CREW MEMBERS IMPOSSIBLE PD (PART TEN) OTHER AIRCRAFT MISSION
FORMATION
30/21302 JEDBO

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                     _Washington, D. C. - Night of 26/27 July 52_
            (Partially witnessed by Maj. Fournet and Lt Holcomb
                (AFOIN-2C5; remainder as reported to them)
General:
       This incident involved u/i targets observed on the radar scopes
at the Air Route Traffic Control Center and the tower, Both at
Washington National Airport, and the Approach Control Radar at
Andrews AFB.  In addition, visual observations were reported to
Andrews and Bolling AFB and to ARTC Center, the latter by pilots of
commercial a/c and one CAA a/c.  Two flights of interceptors were
dispatched from Newcastle, Del., but their official reports have
not been received by this office; comments on their conversations
with ARTC Center personnel are included herein.  It has been
impossible to collect all facts for a single report.  The Base
Intelligence  Officer, Bolling AFB, is submitting a report covering
the Bolling and Andrews aspects of the incident.  This report covers
the facts obtained from Washington National A/P personnel, the USAF
Command Post and the AFOIN Duty Officer Log.  As yet, the commercial
and CAA pilots who reported visuals have not been contacted, nor have
other potential sources been investigated.  Such action will not be
possible by this office.
          1.  Varying numbers (up to 12 simultaneously( of u/I targets
on ARTC radar scope.  Termed by CAA personnel as "generally, solid
returns", similar to a/c returns except slower.  No definable
pattern of maneuver except at the very beginning about 2150 EDT,
4 targets in rough line abreast with about 1  mile spacing moved
slowly together (giving about a 1" trace persistency at an estimated
speed of less than 100 mph)  on a heading of 110.  At the same time
8 other targets were scattered throughout the scope.  ARTC checked
Andrews Approach Control by telephone at 2200 EDT and ascertained
that they were also picking up u/I targets.  U/I returns were
picked up intermittently until about 27/0100 EDT, following which
weaks and sporadic (unsteady) returns were picked up intermittently
for another 3  hours.  Washington national Tower radar crew reports 
only one target positively u/i.  This return was termed a "very good
target" which moved across the scope from West to East at about 30
to 40 mph.  However, the radar operators stated that there could 
have been other u/I targets on their scopes, particularly outside
their area of a/c control, which they would not have noticed or
would have assumed to be a/c under ARTC Center control.  However,
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they noticed no other unusual (i.e. very slow or erratic) returns.
ARTC Center controllers also report that a CAA flight inspection {or}
Mr.  [                     ] flying a/c #NC-[   ] reported at 2246 EDT that he
had visually spotted 5 objects giving off a light glow ranging
from orange to white;  his altitude at time was 2200'.  Some
commercial pilots reported visuals ranging from "cigarette glow"
(red-yellow) to "a light" (as recorded from their conversations with
ARTC controllers).  At 2238 EDT the USAF Command Post was notified
of ARTC targets.  Command Post notified ADC and EADF at 2245, and
2 F-94's were scrambled from Newcastle at 2300 EDT.  ARTC controlled
F-94's after arrival in area and vectored them to targets with
generally negative results (flew through a batch of radar returns"
without spotting anything){!}  However, one pilot mentioned seeing
4 lights at one time and a second time as seeing a single light
ahead but unable to close whereupon light "went out" (these
comments from ARTC controllers).  One ARTC controller worked a
USAF B-25 (AF 8898 ?) for about 1 hr 20 mins about 2230 EDT.
B-25 was vectored in on numerous targets and commented that each
vector took him over a busy highway ir intersection.  Maj Fournet
(AFOIN-2A2) and Lt. Holcomb (USN, AFOIN-2C5) arrived at ARTC
Center at about 27/0015 EDT. Lt. Holcomb observed scopes and reported
"7 good, solid targets".  He made a quick check with airport Weather
Station and determined that there was a slight temperature inversion
(about 1 degree) from the surface to about 1000'.  However, he felt that
the scope targets at the time were not the result of this inversion
and so advised the Command Post with the suggestion that a second
intercept flight be requested.  (2nd intercept flight controlled by
ARTC, but no strong targets remained when they arrived.  They were
vectored on dim targets with negative results.)  Maj. Fournet and
Lt. Holcomb remained in ARTC Center until 0415, but no additional
strong targets were picked up; many dim and unstable targets
(assumed due to temperature inversion)  were observed throughout
the remainder of the period.
       2.  Intermittently between 26/2150 and 27/0100 EDT July 52.
Periods of observation vary.
       3.  Electronic:  VG-2 radar (ARTC) and ASR-1 radar (Tower).
Others visual from air (details unknown).
       4.  Radar located at Washington national Airport, Washington,
D.C. (Alexandria, Va.). {A}a/c #NC-12 believed to be in vicinity of Aberdeen/
Baltimore, Md., commercial a/c reporting visuals located in general
area vicinity Washington National A/P.
       5.  ARTC Center radar crew and controllers:
            Austin M. Stapf       )
            Lloyd Sykes            )
            James M. Ritchey   )
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            Harry Barnes            )             All are CAA employees with varying
            James M. Copeland )      levels of experience (ARTC radar in-
            Stewart Dawson      )      stalled Jan. 52).  All appeared to
            Phil Ceconi               )     be serious, conscientious and
            Mike Senkow           )     sincere although somewhat vague about
            Jerome Biron            )     details of their experience on 26/27
                                                   July.  Considered fairly reliable.
      Washington Tower radar operators:
          [                                ]  (2yrs radar)     )       Conscientious and sincere
        [                                     ]  (1 1/2yrs radar)    Direct manner.  Appeared
                                                                             sure of themselves.  Con-
                                                                             sidered very reliable.
      Observer in a/c #NC-[  ]   Mr. [                     ], reliability unknown.
Pilots of commercial a/c:  unknown.
      6.    Weather clear, scattered thins (alt unknown).
             Temperatures at 26/2200Z as reported by Washington national
Weather Station:
              Surface        25 deg C
                  800'          26
                3500           20
                4800           20    )
             10,000             7    )    Steady drop
             15,000             0    )
             22,000          -17    )      )    Constant
             22,800          -17           )
             23,000          -20
      7.    See 6.  Others negative
      8.    Negative
      9.    See 1.  Official reports not received.
    10.    Normal commercial traffic inbound and outbound Washington
National Airport plus some USAF a/c - all known and identified.
Remarks:
          ARTC crew commented that, as compared with u/I returns picked
up in early hours of 20 July 52, these returns appeared to be more
haphazard in their actions, i.e. they did not follow a/c around
nor did they cross scope consistently on same general heading.
Some commented that the returns seemed to be from objects "capable
of dropping out of the pattern at will".  Also that returns had
"creeping appearance".  One member of crew commented that one
object to which F-94 was vectored just "disappeared from scope"
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shortly after F-94 started pursuing.  All crew members emphatic
that most u/I returns were "solid".  Finally, it was mentioned that
u/I returns have been picked up from time to time over the past
few months but never before had they appeared in such quantities
over such a prolonged period and with such definition as was
experienced an the nights of 19/20 and 26/27 July 52.
        A transcrip{t} of a conversation between the towers at Washington
National and Andrews which took place at 2130 EDT July is attached.
The "Center" mentioned is the ARTC Center at Washington National.
The number of the National Airlines flight referred to is unknown.

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                                                                                       July 26, 1952
                       "THE CUPLESS SAUCER"
Transcription for the record at WNA:
(2130 EDT 26 July)
Washington Tower:  Andrews Tower, do you read?  Did you have an airplane
                                 in sight west-northwest or east of your airport east-
                                 bound?
Andrews:  No, but we just got a call from the center.  We're looking
                  for it.
Washington:  We've got a big target showing up on our scope.  He's just
                       coming in on the west edge of your airport-the northwest
                       edge of it eastbound.
                       He'll be passing right through the northern portion of your
                        field on an east heading.  He's about a quarter of a mile
                        from the northwest runway-right over the edge of your
                        northwest runway now.
Andrews:  What happened to your target now?
Washington:  He's still eastbound.  He went directly over Andrews Fiels
                      and is now five miles east.
Andrews:  Where did he come from?
Washington:  We picked him up ourselves at about seven miles east, slightly
                       southeast, and we have been tracking him ever since then.  The
                       Center has been tracking him farther than that.
Andrews:  Was he waving his course?
Washington:  Holding steady course, due east heading.
Andrews:  This is Andrews.  Our radar tracking says he's got a big fat
                  target out here northeast of Andrews.  He says he's got two
                  more south of the field.
Washington:  Yes, well the center has about four or five around the 
                       Andrews Range station.
                       The Center is working a National Airlines - the center is
                        working him and vectoring him around his target.  He went
                        around Andrews.  He saw one of them-looks like a meteor.
                        (Garbled)..Went by him..or something.  He said he's got
                        one about three miles off his right wing right now.
                         There are so many targets around here it is hard to tell
                         as they are not moving very fast.
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Andrews:  What about his altitude?
Washington:  Well, must be over 8,000 feet as we don't have him in
                       radar any more.
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                                                                     ACTION
RA018
TYD051
TMA017
JEPFF  A4                                                                             {ATIC}
FP  JEPHQ  JEDWP  JEDEN  JEPBL  444
DE  JEPFF  7
P  270800Z  ZNJ
FM  CO  ANDREWS  AF   MD
TO  JEPHQ/DIR OF INTELLIGENCE  HQ  USAF  WASHDC
JEDWP/CHIEF  ATIC  WRIGHT  PAT  OHIO
JEDEN/CG  ENT  AFB  COLO
JEPBL/CO  HQ  BOLLING AFB  WASHDC
[                                    ]ANF  BGBO  76  PD FLYOBRPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH AF
LTR 200-5 THE FOLG RPT IS SUBMITTED:  ONE-SIZE UNDETERMINED.  TWO
SIGHTED.  APPEARED AS GLOW OF CIGARETTES.  NO SET FORMATION.  NO
ERRATIC MANEUVERS.  ESTIMATED TO BE TRAVELING AT 100 MPH.
TWO-2015E.  LENGTH OF TIME OBSERVED UNKNOWN.  DATE 26 JULY 1952
THREE-VISUAL.  SIGHTED FROM LOCKHEED LODESTAR, NATIONAL AIRLINES FLIGHT
NUMBER 42.  ALTITUDE OF OBSERVER 1700 FT, AIRSPEED APPROX 200 MPH.
FOUR-OBSERVER SOUTH OF WASH.  OBJECTS HIGH DIRECTLY OVERHEAD.
FIVE-OBSERVERS:  NATIONAL AIRLINES PILOT CAPTAIN [     ] RELIABILITY
EXCELLENT.  STEWARDESS, RELIABILITY GOOD.
SIX-SKY CLEAR, VSBY 10.  WINDS ALOFT:  200Z-210 DEG AT 7K,  4000-220
?T5,  6000-140 AT 5, 80000230 AT 7,  10000-310 AT 4,  12000-300 AT 7,
14000-310 AT 2,  16000-300 AT 6,  22000-300 AT 3,  25000-210 AT 10
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EIGHT-NONE
NINE-THORNDYKE NOTIFIED BY ANDREWS AT 2121E.
TEN-UNKNOWN AT PRESENT TIME.
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RA0190                           20  JUL  1952  1825                                         { 3.  C. Files }
WPE025E
                  YDB032                          ACTION
TYE042
TMA019
JEPFF  B15
PP  JEPHQ  JEDWP  JEDEN  JEPBL  4444
DE  JEPFF  9
F  270810Z  ZNJ
FM  CO  ANDREWS  AFB  MD
TO  JEHQ/DIR OF INTELLIGENCE  HQ  USAF  WASHDC
JEDWP/CHIEF  ATIC  WRIGHT  PAT  OHIO
JEDEN/CG  ENT  AFB  COLO
JEPBL/CO  HQ  BOLLING AFB  WASHDC
[                                    ]ANF  BGBO  77  PD FLYOBRPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH AF
LTR 200-5 THE FOLG RPT IS SUBMITTED:  ONE-SIZE UNDETERMINED.  THREE
SIGHTINGS.  NUMBER ONE-ANDREWS APCH CONT SIGHTED TEN TO TWELVE
UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS ON RADAR SCOPES.  NUMBER TWO-WASH ARTC SIGHTED
TEN TO TWELVE UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS ON RADAR SCOPES.  NUMBER THREE-
WASH ARTC SIGHTED FOUR UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS ON RADAR SCOPES.
TWO-NUMBER ONE SIGHTING AT 2054E.  NUMBER TWO SIGHTING AT 2057E.
NUMBER THREE SIGHTING AT 2223E.  NUMBERS ONE AND TWO SIGHTINGS REMAINED
IN WASH AREA IN EXCESS OF ONE HOUR.  ALL TIMES ON 26 JULY 1952.
THREE-ELECTRONIC, CPN-18 RADAR SETS.
FOUR-OBSERVED AT ANDREWS AFB AND WASH NATNL APRT.  OBJECTS IN NUMBER
THREE SIGHTING NEAR BELTSVILLE, MD, AND HERNDON, VA.
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PAGE TWO  JEPFF  9
FIVE-UNKNOWN
SIX-SKY CLEAR, SBY 10.  WINDS ALOFT:  2000-210 AT 7K,  4000-220 AT 5,
6000-240 AT 5,  8000-280 AT 7,  10000-310 AT 4,  12000-300 AT 7,  14000-310
AT 2,  16000-300 AT 6,  2000-300 AT 3,  25000-210 AT 10,  30000-180 QT 10.
SEVEN-UNKNOWN
EIGHT-NONE
NINE-THORNDYKE NOTIFIED ON NUMBERS ONE AND TWO SIGHTINGS AT 2103E;  OF
NUMBER THREE SIGHTING AT 2232E.  ACTION TAKEN UNKNOWN.
TEN-UNKNOWN AT PRESENT TIME.
27/0815Z  JUL  JEPFF                                                       {Cy 1}
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! several page of newspaper clippings  -  due to copyright restrictions these are not reproduced !
! but are listed below by newspaper, title,  and page !
 _The Washington Daily News_, Final Edition, Tuesday,  July 29 1952
    (Headline only page 1): "Aerial Whatzits Buzz D.C. Again:
    "Air Force Asks for Help; Our Town Was Buzzed Again," Page 3
    "Washinton's Aerial Whodunit," page 4
 
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                                       HEADQUARTERS COMMAND
                                        UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
                                         BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE
                                            WASHINGTON 25, D.C.                7D/BLB/jkm
HC  319-C                                                                                     14  AUG  1952
SUBJECT:  Report on Unidentified Flying Object (FLYOBRPT)  (Unclassified)
TO:             Director of Intelligence
                   Headquarters united States Air Force
                   Washington 25, D.C.
       The inclosed correspondence is forwarded in accordance with
paragraph 7e, AF Letter 200-5, dated 29 April 1952.
        FOR THE COMMANDING OFFICER:
                                                           /s/  C P McCarty
1 Incl:                                                     C. P. McCarty
   Ltr, 4th Dist. OSI,                                 Captain,  USAF
   Subj:  FLYOBRPT, dtd 4 Aug 52         Asst Adjutant general
When Incl ____1____ is withdrawn
or not attached, the classification of
[                           ] on this correspon-
dence will be canceled in accordance 
with par 25a, AFR 205-1.

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                               DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
                       HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
                                THE INSPECTOR GENERAL USAF
                  4TH DISTRICT OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS
                    BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE, WASHINGTON 25, D.C.
24-0-212                                                                                    4   AUG  1952
SUBJECT:  Unidentified Flying Object Observed
                   on 26 July 1952 over Annapolis, Maryland
                   Observer:  Major C. P. Carlson
                   SPECIAL INQUIRY
TO:             Commanding officer
                   Headquarters Command, USAF
                   Bolling Air Force Base
                   Washington 25, D.C.
                                        Attention:   Director of Intelligence

           1.    This office received the following information from S/A
DERRICK of the 109th CIC Detachment at Baltimore, maryland:
                          Major C.P. CARLSON, Post Chaplain, Edgewood
                 Arsenal, Maryland reported that on 25 July 1952, at
                 2230 hours, he saw a flying object over the vicinity
                 of Annapolis, Maryland.  The object appeared to be
                 flying at approximately 10,000 feet in a northwest
                 direction at what the Major described as being the
                 "speed of a jet aircraft."  The object appeared to
                 be a large ball of fire, made no noise and did not
                 maneuver.  It remained in sight for approximately
                 six seconds and then vanished into the air.  The
                 light intensity of this object was that of a "shoot-
                 ing star" but the object was much larger.
            2.  No action was taken in this matter by District office
#4 of the Office of Special Investigations.  The above is being
submitted for whatever action is deemed appropriate by your office.
                                          /s/  {Harold D. Collins}
                                                        {Lt Col USAF}
                                        {for} DONALD B. WHITE
                                                Colonel, USAF
                                                District Commander
cc:   Headquarters,  OSI
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                                         UNCLASSIFIED              SECURITY CLASSIFICATION (if any)
                DISPOSITION FORM                                           [                          ]
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FILE NO.                                                                    SUBJECT
                                                                                      (Uncl) material for Project Blue Book
 
TO  Chief, Air Technical       FROM  Dept of the Air Force        DATE  11 Aug 52   COMMENT NO 1
        Intelligence Center                      Hq USAF - AFOIN-2A2                      Maj Fournet/vg/71016
        Wright-Patterson AFB
        Dayton, Ohio
     1.      Inclosed are summary reports of observations as telephoned to AFOIN-2A2
during the past two weeks plus a report on radar observations at Washington
National Airport on the night of 26/27 July 52.  In all cases, the outline specified
for electrical messages in paragraph 7c of AFL-200-5 has been utilized for the
sake of expediency with appropriate notations as necessary.
     2.      No attempt has been made to follow-up on any telephone reports taken
by the Estimates Duty Officer nor was any attempt made to obtain great detail
in the other telephone reports.  Wherever possible, ageberal statement of
weather conditions, usually as reported by the observer, has been included.  In all
cases where pro-forma items are omitted, they are negative.
     3.     No further action is contemplated on any of these incidents.
             BY COMMAND OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF:
                                                                    /s/  {James P Buhetl  Maj USAF}
                                                                {for}  WILLIAM W. WILCOX
                                                                           Colonel, USAF
26  Incls:                                                             Chief, Policy and Management Group
      Rpts of U/I Flying Objects                             Office, Deputy Director for Estimates
      originated by AFOIN-2A2                                              Directorate of Intelligence


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NME  FORM NO   96   Replaces DA AGO Form 897, 1 Oct 47, which may be used.
           1 OCT 48                           16-54801-2   *   U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
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{ _ST 0745_ 
                                             ARTC  Radar
                                             ( 1st crew - til 2400 )
 *  [                                         ]      -    Vectoring 
 *     [                                         ]   -     Supvr   (Radar) 
      Raymond Nathan                    -     Deputy Dir  $$$$$
                                                              of Aviation   $/$
                                                              CAA
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Tower [    ]     G[       ]   [       ]
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{ [               ]
    2108  EST  ARTC  picked up between
4 & 12 obj.  No def obj.   2 jet intercep.
1135  ( jets on %ares )  vectoring in.
One pilot sited 1 lite ahead ( far ).
Couldn't contact.    1149 saw one lite
steady white.   10 mi E  Mt Vernon
Couldn't close.
0140  2 more jets.
 
                                             ! inverted !  Al  Chop   TE  268$}
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{ [                       ]                                                7/27/52
 [                    ]  had written  [                        ]
in his book by time Mr  J T $ $
requested his departure from Control
Room.  (ref  F-94's - 1st intercept)
may also have overheard frequency on which controlled
             ^
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       od memo 7/28}
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{        _Hold_             [                      ]  $$$
                                    D/Chief of Staff, Operations
Memorandum for _Chief of Staff_
SUBJ:  Possible Compromise of Air Defence
            Code and/or Communications
      1.  On the night of 26/27 July 52 the
CAA radar at Washington National Airport
picked up a number of unidentified 
targets in all quadrants and intermittently
for a period of about 3 hours.  F-94
interceptors were dispatched in two flights
to attempt an intercept, and at certain
times were controlled by the CAA Air
Route Traffic Control Center at Washington
National.
      2.  Mr [              ], Time-Life correspondant
was in the Control Center at the time
                                    of the first intercept flight
that intercept  control ^  was assumed by
the Center.  An interview with Mr. [              ]
M.  [         ], CAA Flow Controller at the time established
that Mr. [        ] apparently overheard the intercept
code "Shirley Blue" and wrote this information
in his notes.  Mr. Stapf also believes that
Mr. [    ] may have overheard the
radio frequency which was being used
to control the intercept.
3.  Another Life correspondent established
that the first flight of interceptors was 
based at Newcastle, Delaware.
4.  It is not known whether the above}
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{constitutes a compromise of the Air
Defense code and/or communications, but
is being forwarded for information.}
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{_Mr [               ] Lister "G"_           (Tower)       7/28/52
Portion:  _extract log_
             (all times EST)
Approx 2030:  Center advised u/i tgts
Saw one u/I across scope W - E (picked
up on E side of scope), very good tgt, 30 - 40 mph.
Could have been other tgts, particularly outside
of area of control, but wouldn't have spotted
because would have assumed normal a/c.
However, no other unusual (slow, etc) tgts
noticed.
Exper:  controller 5 yrs; radar 2 yrs.}
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{_Mr. [                  ] [                                   ]                     7/2$/52
Same as first sentence for Woodall
except W side of scope.  However, genl
as for W
Exper: [    ] controller 9 yrs; radar 1 1/2 yrs.}
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{_Atic:  [        ]_                        _EST_
2015:  Mr. [        ] notified Flt Inc of u/i tgts
2050: about 12 u/I traces : -
          4 tgts (well defined, $$ell, 1" long, < 100 mph)
        in NW quadrant on SE course (110) 
         about 1  mi apart.  Others scattered
          throughout scope.
2100: Andrews checked - they were also 
          picking them up.  (still about 12 tgts)
2146: NC 12 (CAA Flt Inspec, Mr [                ]
          reported 5 obj. that were giving
          (call tomorrow) (Thorpe) for typed
            cy of log)}
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{_Mr. [            ]_
Believed differently fm those of 17/20 july
(did not appear to be following a/s as
before, also, genl direc of tvl was SE as
opposed to "aa-direc" tvl previous incident}
Return was just as good as previously
more targets this time than last; more
bunched than previously (some appearance
of groups).  Slower speed (30 - 40 mph)
About 20 mins after initial, tower
confirmed orange glow in E.
Cap Airlines got visual (later) plus 4 or more
Another Cap a/l made visual (lite "at
phenomenal speed" but radar tracked 
him until 4 mi fm touchdown.
Appearance of low alt & dropping out
of radar pattern at will.
When obj being chased by Redman Ldr
obj suddenly disappeared fm ARTC scope.
Comment: Acted as tho monitoring Shirley Blue
                   frequency.
Exper: 7 mos on radar controller t$$ll$}
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{_Mr: [          ]_
East (cor?)
   T/O at 2008.  Had to try to 
vector thru no. of images.  Batches
well defined but smaller than reg . tgts.
35 - 90 mph.  All that he saw yvlg. NW ... SE
United vectored in & saw pulsating red-yellow
lite.
Impression of low alt possible because
of "dropping out", creeying appearance, etc.
Tgts were "solid" returns.
All pilot's reports very vague in description
7 mos radar exper; 6 yrs traffic control.}
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{_Mr: [                            ]
$$rd w/ Andrews.
All hdg genly SE (some E, some S, etc.)
Similar to a/c return except slower (solid line
trace)
                                       landing at
Started wkg B-25 # out of # ^ Bolling at about 2:30 est.
         B-25 (AF 88982)
While # Redman ldr # circled twice (6 - 7 mi diam)
obj remained within & moved only 2 - 3 mi.
Vectored B-25 for 1:10 or 1:20. (Pilot
mentioned each vector took him over busy
hiway or intersection)
Andrews reportde visual w/ glasses S of Andrews
est 6 mi, blue-white lite, jerky motion ,
2000' alt est
Only about 2/3 of tgts in Andrews area
picked up by Andrews radar.
Tgts varied in intensity - some good, some
poor.  Faded often.}
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{_0300Z_  _20 July_     _(2300 EDT_  _19 July)_
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                     _0C_
Surface           26
  800'               27
     |
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     |    fall
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     |
     |  Constant 
     |    temp
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 9500'               13
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     |  Constant 
     |    fall
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23,000             -15
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   NA  4830
     A/P  Wea Sta
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          When  "   increases w alt = inversion
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2200Z  (1800 EDT)    26 July
Surf                 25
 800'                26
3500                20
4800                20
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    |   Steady
    |     drop
    |
10,000             7
    |
    |   Steady
    |     drop
    |
15,000             0
|   |
    |   Steady
    |     drop
    |
22,000  \  constant     -17
22,800  /    temp         -17
23,000                        -20
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AF FORM 112 - PART 1             [                   ]
APPROVED 1 JUNE 1948     [ CLASSIFICATION ]
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COUNTRY                            REPORT NO.                          (LEAVE BLANK)
      U.S.A
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                       AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT
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SUBJECT
   FLYOBRPT
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AREA REPORTED ON                                                FROM (Agency)
   Andrews AFB, Wash 25, D.C.                                      Wing         Intelligence Section
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DATE OF REPORT                    DATE OF INFORMATION                 EVALUATION
  29 July 1952                                  26 July 1952                                        { UNK }
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PREPARED BY (Officer)                                SOURCE
  EDWARD R. VAN SANT, Capt, USAF           See summary
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REFERENCES (Control number, directorate, previous report, etc. as applicable)
 
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SUMMARY (Enter concise summary of report.  Give significance in final one-sentence paragraph.  
List inclosures at lower left.  Begin text of report on AF Form 112 - Part II.)
          1.   Unidentified objects were sighted between 2000E and 2300E on 26 July 1952.
  The sightings were visual and radar.
          2.  Targets seen on the radar scope are the only positive reports.


                            Statements by:
                           1.  T/Sgt Spiewakowski
 __4__ INCLS.    2.  T/Sgt Harrison
                           3.  Lt Palmer  (A.O.)
4.  Lt Carlson
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DISTRIBUTION OF ORIGINATOR
                                              1 cy oa Command level
                                              1 cy Dir of Intelligence, Hq USAF, Wash 25, D.C.
                                              1 cy Chief Air Tech Intel Cntr, AT 1A-A-2C, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
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NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE 
OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT 50 U.S.C  31 AND 
312AS AMENDED.  ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANY 
MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.  IT MAY NOT BE 
REPRODUCED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY OTHER THAN UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 
AGENCIES EXCEPT BY PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE USAF.
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                                                     (CLASSIFICATION)  
                                                                    16-55576-I      U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFFICE
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AF FORM 112 - PART II        [   RESTRICTED    ]
APPROVED 1 JUNE 1948     (CLASSIFICATION)
                                    AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT
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FROM (Agency)                                      REPORT NO.
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         1.    The following report is submitted in compliance with par 7d, AF Letter
200-5, dated 29 April 1952.
         2.    On the evening of 26 July 1952 between 2000E and 2300E a number of unidentified
objects were reported in the vicinity of Washington D.C.  Only two persons saw these
objects visually.  All others were sighted on radar scopes at Washington ARTC and
Andrews Approach Control.
        3.     At 1500E 28 July 1952, Mrs. [                                                   ] St., Chevy Chase,
Md., called Andrews Operations to reporting that she had seen an unidentified object
between 2130E and 2200E on the 26th of july 1952.  She states she was sitting on the
deck on her boat in the Rhodes river, Lat. 39 degrees 51' N., Long. 76 degrees 32' west,
looking to the SW, when she saw a large fuzzy light streak across the sky just above the
horizon.  This light was from yellow to yellow-green in color and moved in a straight 
line.  She saw it for only a few seconds.  This light did not appear solid to her,
looked closer than the stars and made no noise.  The objects were also seen visually
by M/Sgt Harrison, a GCA Operator at Andrews AFB.  His reliability is excellent.  Their statements
are attached.  Statement of A.O. is attached.
       4.    The size of the objects is unknown.  The number varies from one to many
(number unknown).  Colors are described as bluish white, yellow, and yellow-green,
visual sightings traveled in a straight line.  Electronic sightings moved very
erratically.  No apparent formation was observed.
       5.    The weather at the time of the sightings was:  Sky clear, visibility 10,
temp. 78, dew point 76, wind S, at 10 MPH, altimeter 30.13, winds  aloft:  2000 - 210
at 7K, 4000 - 220 at 5, 6000 - 240 at 5, 8000 - 280 at 7, 10000 - 310 at 4, 12000 - 300 at 7,
14000 - 310 at 2, 16000 - 300 at 6, 20000 - 300 at 3, 25000 - 210 at 10, 30000 - 180 at 10.
       6.     No meteorological condition was known to exist.
       7.     No physical evidence available.
 
       8.     Thorndyke alerted.
       9.     Aircraft known to begin the area are as follows:
               AF 8898 - Pilot - Phillips, W. Capt. AO 266841, Maryland university
               AF 7018 - Pilot - Henry, S.W. Col, 3907A, Hq. USAF
               AF 7474 - Pilot - Schweickart, G.R., Capt AO 208220, Hq, USAF
               AF 6121 - Pilot - Smith, C.B., Capt, 17730A, 1025th AB Sq, Wash Natl.
               AF 045V - Pilot - Bone, G.W., Capt, AO 742409, 1111th SAM Sq, Bolling
               AF 045V - Pilot - Ballard, Capt, 22718A, 1734th ATG, Kelly AFB.
               AF Jet 6554 - Pilot - Whitehead, Capt, AO 838035, Wichita, AFB.
               AF 1042 - Pilot - Grindle, F., Capt, AO 2085971, 1050th ARG, Andrews AFB.
               AF 5999 - Pilot - Sudbury, D., Maj, 6201A, Hq MATS, Andrews AFB.
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NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE 
OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT 50 U.S.C  3X AND 
3X AS AMENDED.  ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANY 
MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.  IT MAY NOT BE 
REPRODUCED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY OTHER THAN UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 
AGENCIES EXCEPT BY PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE USAF.
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                                                       [                        ]                                 Andrews AFB
                                                                                                                   Wash 25, D.C.
                                                                                                                    28 July 1952
                                                       S-T-A-T-E-M-E-N-T
                         Happenings of Saturday 26th July 52  ( 2023 - 2121E )
                         While standing in front of GCA unit I observed a bluish white light
                move from vicinity of range in a NNE dir at an incredible rate of speed -
                about 45 sec later I observed another light moving from over the vicinity
                of the range to the NW.  About one min later while walking toward AAPC
                from the GCA unit I saw the same kind of light moving from the NE toward
                the range station.  These lights did not have the characteristics of shooting
                stars.  There was no trails and seemed to go out rather than disappear,
                and traveled faster than any shooting star I have ever seen.
                                                                               /s/  M/Sgt Harrison
 
A TRUE COPY
 /s/ Clyde E. Mahaffee Jr.
      CLYDE E. MAHAFFEE JR.
 WOJG, USAF
 Admin. Operations Officer
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                                                       [                        ]                                 Andrews AFB
                                                                                                                   Wash 25, D.C.
                                                                                                                    28 July 1952
                                                      S-T-A-T-E-M-E-N-T
                         Happenings of Saturday 26th July 52
                         At 2023E Wash Center called requesting info as to whether we were
                observing many unidentified targets in the immediate area, on our radar
                equipment.  We observed & noted a great many targets some of which later
                were identified as aircraft (conventional).  We continued to maintain a
                sharp lookout & observed targets following very erratic courses, sometimes
                appearing to stop, then reverse course, accelerating momentarily, & then
                slowing down.  Target sightings were all coordinated with W.A.R.T.C. &
                verified, using radar facilities.  Another pecularity noted was the
                sudden disappearance of targets of targets then suddenly reappearing 8 - 10 mi farther
                along the same course.  A couple aircraft however I am uncertain of results as
                this was handled by Wash. Radar.  We had targets in vicinity of ADW ( R ),
                the field, & the SHZ vicinity, also NW of us targets were present in great
                No's.  the only area relatively free was the S.W.  Andrews tower personnel
                were advised of positions & were attempting to make visual sightings -
                results Unkn.  The biggest problem appeared to be the large No. of targets
                present which made it difficult to have any definite targets singled out
                for checking.
                                                                            /s/  T/Sgt H. Spiewakowski
                A TRUE COPY
           /s/ Clyde E. Mahaffee Jr.
               CLYDE E. MAHAFFEE JR.
               WOJG, USAF
               Admin. Operations Officer
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           AIR TECHNICAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER
           WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE
                                        OHIO
                                                                                  18 AUG 1952
Mrs. [                       ]
[                         ] Street
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Dear Mrs. [              ]
        Your recent report of unidentified aerial phenomena has been
received by the Air Technical Intelligence Center.  Inclosed is a
questionnaire, which, when completed by you and returned in the
inclosed, self-addressed envelope, will aid in standardizing the
data and will provide a complete record of the occurrence.
    Your interest in reporting the matter and your public spirited
desire to be of service are greatly appreciated.
                                                 Sincerely yours,
                                          /s/ Robert E. Kennedy
2 Incls                                       ROBERT E. KENNEDY
a/s                                            Major, USAF
                                                 Air Adjutant General
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                       _OBSERVERS_QUESTIONAIRE_
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1.   When did you see the object:
      1.1    Date:  {26}      {July}       {1952}
                        Day      Month        Year
      1.2    Time of day:  {10:30}     {11:00}  A.M. or *P.M.*  (Circle One)
                                        Hrs.           Min.
      1.3    Time Zone:    (Circle One)
                       a.  *Eastern*                          d.  Pacific
                       b.  Central                              e. Other    _____________
                       c.  Mountain
                        (Circle One):      a.   *Daylight Saving*
                                                  b.   Standard
      1.4  _Circle_one_ of the following to indicate how certain you are
               of your answer to the above question 1.2:
                      a.   *Certain*                          c.   Not very sure
                      b.   Fairly certain                    d.   Just a guess
2.   Where did you seee the object?
              _[                        ]_        _[                                 ]_ _{Ind.}_   _{U.S.A.}
                  Postal Address                    City or Town              State        Country
3.   Where were you located when you saw the object:
           (Circle One):  a.    Inside a building                   d.   In an airplane
                                 b.   In a car                                 e.   *At sea*
                                 c.   Outdoors                               f.   Other _{On a boat}_
       3.1  Were you:
                     (Circle One):   a.    In the business section of a city?
                                            b.   In the residential section of a city?
                                            c.   In open countryside?
                                            d.   Flying near an airfield?
                                            e.   Flying over a city?
                                            f.   Flying over open country?
                                            g.  Other  _{Anchored in the Rhode River}_
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4.   How did you happen to notice the object?  _{I was sitting alone}_
       _on the deck looking in the direction it_
       _appeared and disappeared_________
5.   When did you report to some official that you had seen the object?
       _{28}_       _{July}_        _{1952}_
         Day            Month            Year
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                                           _SECTION_B_
6.   What were you doing at the time you saw the object?  _______________
        _{Sitting on deck}________
       6.1   What had you been doing for the 30 minutes before you saw the
               object?  Try to list the activity or activities, and the
               approximate amount of time spent on each.
               _{Putting children to bed}__
               _{Cleaning up}__________
               ______________________-
7.    Were you moving at any time while you saw the object?  (Circle One):
      _Yes_   or   *_No_*
 
        IF you answered _YES_, then complete the following questions:
        7.1   What direction were you moving?
                       (Circle One)       a.   North                e.   South
                                                 b.   Northeast         f.    Southwest
                                                 c.   East                 g.   West
                                                 d.   Southeast        h.   Northwest
       7.2   How fast were you moving?    _____________ miles per hour.
       7.3   Did you stop at any time while you were looking at the object?
               (Circle One):      _Yes_   or   _No_
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8.   What direction were you facing when you first saw the object?
      (Circle One)         a.   North                              e.   South
                                  b.   Northeast                       *f.   Southwest*
                                  c.   East                                g.   West
                                  d.   Southeast                       h.   Northwest
      8.1   What direction were you facing when the object disappeared?
              (Circle One)        a.   North                        e.   South
                                         b.   Northeast                 *f.   Southwest*
                                         c.   East                          g.   West
                                         d.   Southeast                 h.   Northwest
      8.2  _Circle _one_ of the following to indicate how certain you are of
              your answer to the above questions.  (8 and 8.1)
                               a.   *Certain*             c.   Not very sure
                               b.   Fairly certain       d.   Just a guess
9.   Were you wearing eye glasses when you saw the object?  (Circle One):
       _Yes_   or   _No_
10.   How was the object seen?
        (Circle One):            a.   Through window glass      e.   Through theodolite
                                        b.   Through windshield           f.   Through sun glasses
                                        c.   Through binoculars          *g.   Through open space*
                                        d.   Through telescope            h.   Other  _____________-
11.   What do you remember about the weather conditions at the time you saw
         the object?
         11.1   CLOUDS   (Circle One)                       11.3    WEATHER   (Circle One)
                   a.  *Clear sky*                                                a.  *Dry*
                   b.   Hazy                                                        b.   Fog, mist or light rain
                   c.   Scattered clouds                                      c.   Moderate or heavy rain
                   d.   Thick or heavy clouds                             d.   Snow
                   e.   Don't remember                                        e.   Don't remember
         11.2   WIND  (Circle One)                             11.4   TEMPERATURE  (Circle One)
                   a.  *No wind*                                                 a.  *Cold*
                   b.   Slight breeze                                            b.   Cool
                   c.   Strong wind                                              c.   Warm
                   d.   Don't remember                                        d.  *Hot*
                   e.   Don't remember
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                                                    _SECTION_C_
12.   Estimate how long you saw the object?  __{X}__    __{X}__    _{1 or 2 sec}_
                                                                        Hours        Minutes        Seconds
        12.1  _Circle_one_ of the following to indicate how certain you are of
                 your answer to Question 12:
                                   a.   Certain                    c.   Not very sure
                                   b.  *Fairly sure               d.   Just a guess
13.   Did the object look:  (Circle One)     _Solid_  or  _*Transparent*_
14.   Did the object at any time:
                                                                  (Circle One for each question)
             14.1   Change direction?             _Yes_     _*No*_   _Don't Know_
             14.2   Change speed?                 _Yes_     _*No*_   _Don't Know_
             14.3   Change size?                     _Yes_     _*No*_   _Don't Know_
             14.4   Change color?                   _Yes_     _*No*_    _Don't Know_
             14.5   Break up into parts or
                       explode?                            _Yes_     _*No*_    _Don't Know_
             14.6  Give off smoke?                  _Yes_    _*No*_     _Don't Know_
             14.7  Change brightness?            _Yes_     _*No*_     _Don't Know_
             14.8  Flicker, throb or
                      pulsate?                              _Yes_     _*No*_     _Don't Know_
             14.9  Remain motionless?            _Yes_     _*No*_     _Don't Know_
15.   Did the object give off a light?  (Circle One):  _*Yes_   _No_  _Don't know_
        15.1   IF you answered YES, what was the color of the light?  _{yellow green}_
16.   Tell in a few words the following things about the object?
        16.1   Sound __{No sound}____________________
        16.2   Color __{Yellowish green}_________________
17.   IF there was MORE THAN ONE object, then how many were there? __{------}__
        Draw a picture of how they were arranged, and put an arrow to
        show the direction they were traveling.
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18.   Did the object at any time:
        18.1   Move behind something?    (Circle One)    _Yes_          _*No*_      _Don't_know_
                  IF you answered YES, then tell what it moved behind.
 
                  ___________________________________________ 
        18.2   Move in front of something?   (Circle One)    _Yes_          _*No*_      _Don't_know_
                  IF you answered YES, then tell what it moved behind.
 
                  ___________________________________________ 
        18.3  Blend with the background?   (Circle One)    _Yes_          _*No*_      _Don't_know_
19.   Which of the following objects is about the same _actual_ size as the
         object you saw?    (Circle One):
                     a.   Pea                                  f.   Automobile
                     b.   Baseball                           g.  Small airplane
                     c.   Basketball                        h.   Large airplane
                     d.  *Bicycle wheel*                 i.   Dirigible
                     e.   Office desk                      j.   Other  _____________
19.1   _Circle_one_ of the following to indicate how certain you are
             of your answer to the above question 19.
                 a.  *Certain*                               c.   Not very sure
                 b.   Fairly certain                        d.   Just a guess
20.  Try to tell the following things about the object:
        20.1   How high above the earth was it?   __{2000}__  feet.
        20.2   How far was it from you?  _________  feet or  ___{5}___  miles
        20.3   How fast was it going?  _____________ miles per hour.
        20.4  _Circle_one_ of the following to indicate how certain you are
                  of your answer to the above questions:
                      a.  *Certain*                              c.   Not very sure
                      b.   Fairly certain                       d.  *Just a guess*
21.   How did the object disappear from view?
           (Circle One):    a.  *Suddenly*                       c.   Other: ____________
                                   b.   Gradually                        d.   Don't remember
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                                                 _SECTION D_
22.   In the following sketch imagine your eye at the point shown.  Place an
        "A" on the curved line to show how high the object was above the horizon
        when you _first_ saw it.  Place a "B" to show where it was when you
       _last_ saw it.
                                                 Overhead
                                                        |
                                                        |**
                                                        |       **
                                                        |            **
                                                        |                *{A + B}
                                                        |                  **
                                                        |--------------------*------------------       Horizon 
                                                  Your eye 
23.   In the following sketch place an "A" at the position at object was
        when you first saw it, and a "B" at its position when you last saw it.
                                                                Overhead
                                                                   *  *  *
                                                               *             *
                                                        {A}*                  *{B}
                                                            *                    *
                                        Horizon  -------------------------------------   Horizon
                                                                 Your eye
24.   Draw a picture that will show the motion that the object made.  Place
        an "A" at the beginning of its path and a "B" at the end of its path.
                     {A ------------------------------------------------------------ B}
                      {--------------------------- Horizon --------------------------}
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25.   Draw a picture that will show the shape of the object.  Label and include
        in your sketch any details of the object that you saw, and place an arrow
        beside the drawing to show the direction the object was moving.
                       * * *
                   *           *
                 *               *   ------------------>
                 *               *  
                   *           *
                       * * *
                       {large, round, fuzzy ball of light}
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                                         _SECTION E_
26.   Was this the first time that you have seen an object like this?
        (Circle One):   *Yes*      No
        26.1   IF you answered NO, then when, where, and under what conditions
                  did you see the other ones? _______________________________
                  ______________________________________________________
                  ______________________________________________________
27.   In your opinion what do you think the object was and what might have
        caused it?
        {It appeared to me to be a large ball}
        {of light and the unusual was that it}
        {seemed to travel in its own orbit.}
28.   Give the following information about yourself:
        NAME: _[{             }]_____   _[{           }]___    __[{           }]___
                         Last Name             First Name            Middle Name
        ADDRESS [{                            }]  [{           }]      __{15}__   ___{Ind.}__
        TELEPHONE NUMBER  [{                         }]
        What is your present job?   ____{Housewife}_________
        Age ___{40}____
        Sex  __{F}______
        Last School Attended __{Fairfax_Hall}_______
        Year of alst attendance at this school  _{1931}__
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29.   Was anyone else with you at the time you saw an object?
        (Circle One):     _Yes_   or   _*No*_
        29.1   If you answered _YES_, did they see the object too?
        (Circle One):     _Yes_   or   _*No*_
        29.2  Please list their name and addresses::


30.   Please add here any further comments which you believe are important.
        Use additional sheets of the same size paper if necessary.
        {I thought that it was some sort}
        {of reflection or electrical discharge from}
        {a radar, because of it's speed and too}
        {it seemed to be traveling in it's own}
        {orbit.  The distance above the horizon,
        {it's sudden appearance & disappearance}
        {and the distance from me all made me}
        {feel that it had something to do with}
        {radar.  It made no sound & was definitely}
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        {a reflection or discharge of some sort.}
        {The night was perfectly clear, many}
        {stars, but no moon, I believe.  It had}
        {no resemblance to any sort of star.}
        {It did not fall toward the earth, as}
        {a star, nor did it go away from the }
        {earth, as a projectile.  It seemed to be}
        {traveling in a straight line, above the}
        {horizon, in an orbit of it's own.}
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