This document is an investigation of a UFO seen by several witnesses and was also detected on radar. It is a bit confusing because it involves several
different reports from various witnesses at or near Holloman AFB in August of 1947.
In the Teletype, on page 2, sent by Col. Clingerman to the commanding officer of Holloman AFB, that J.W. Peoples was to be interviewed because he had
“information that would be of vital importance to the Intelligence Department”.
The next page is a letter explaining that during the interview it was a Lt. Warkley that was thought to have observed the high-speed radar returns.
In an attached statement on page 4, the radar operator, Lt. Warkley claims that there was a misunderstanding about the high-speed return and that it
was a Mr. P. Rosmovski of Watson Laboratories that reported seeing motionless objects at the same time they were observed on radar. He continues in
the letter, to describe how he observed the object through binoculars while tracking balloons with radar targets. He described it as a white spherical
object, and it moved at an “unprecedented rate of speed”, but it was a visual observation and not by radar. In the third paragraph, he said that
there were others in the radar tower that observed “round or flat-round objects that were unexplainable” (maybe at a different time?).
On the fifth page of the document, was another letter explaining that Dr. Peoples was not available for the interview, but they interviewed Joseph
Olsen, a civilian that also observed the object. He stated that the object was “definitely not a balloon”, and was round and white and moved at a
high rate of speed.
The letter continues to report that they also interviewed William A. Rhodes that had also reported seeing objects and had taken photographs of them.
Mr. Rhodes was an instructor for identifying aircraft in the previous war. He described what he thought was a large opening or vent on the object as
it turned and moved away from him.
The final page is a letter stating the conclusion of the investigation, that all agreed, “the object was very high, moved faster than any known
aircraft, possessed a rounded, indistinct form, and disappeared suddenly”. They were not going to recommend any further action, unless the number of
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FOIA: UFO over Holloman AFB, interview document