posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 07:07 AM
3 minute observation of star-like object reported by members of project gopher, 50 miles se of holloman air force base, new mexico, on 22 jan 1951.
conclusion on form is ticked 'other' with the comment 'gas from balloon' typed in
the observation was made from a c-47 at 70 thousand feet, tracking the gopher balloon.
page 2 is illegible.
page three is the account given by usaf captain ernest spradley. it recounts their observation of a flat, round milky coloured object which traveled
alongside the pear shaped balloon. it appeared about the same size and maintained the same distance and position to the balloon for 3 minutes when
the crew lost sight of it. after moving to the astro dome position it was sighted again by two others who watched as the object descended, made
several bright flashes and then .ed west where it disappeared. not long after, the balloon started to descend.
page four contains two newspaper clippings (strangely they are both the same newspaper with possible different dates though it is too illegible to
tell) where the story appears to have changed slightly. the height and observation time are different as is the description of the object. quotes
from the witnesses remain the same though.