reply to post by AboveTopSecret.com
--Witness: Mr. Enrique Flores
--Date of Sighting: 5 December 1949
--Time of Sighting: 10:40PM MST
--One object sighted.
--No celestial phenomenon or planets that may account for the sighting.
--Appeared to be about 8 miles away at time of sighting.
--Object only viewed for 1 second.
--Object blue with yellowish red toward the tail. Appeared to be a streak of light.
--Was travelling from East to West in a smooth arc downward.
--Object appeared to hit the ground in the northern part of Tularosa, New Mexico. Stayed bright until it appeared to hit ground.
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--Name: S/A Robert R. Johns
--Date of Sighting: 13 December 1949.
--Time of Sighting: Between 8:08 and 8:17PM
--One object observed.
--No observable celestial phenomenon or planets to account for sighting.
--Estimated maximum of 75 miles from observer and 5000 ft above the ground.
--Length of sighting: Approx. 9 minutes.
--Object changed color from white to amber, to red and to green; However, not in the order listed.
--During time of sighting, a flame appeared to shoot out from various positions of object.
--When object disappeared from view, it faded out to a bright green color.
--Circular in shape.
--Object did not appear to be moving during first 5 minutes of observation, then it began to slowly move downward and to the right.
--Object picked up speed in last 3/4 second in view.
--Is noted that object travelling behind mountain range, building or any other obstacle was NOT cause for it's disappearance.
--Witness had observed several "shooting stars" of a green color within the past year and at the time was acutely concious of obtaining correct
information during sighting.
--Name: Rev. George A. Stracke
--Date: 16 December 1949
--Reference is made to previous reports concerning sightings from this district of unidentified aerial objects.
--Object was at approx. 500 feet altitude and approx. 5 miles away.
--Appeared to be a charred parachute or cargo net dropping rapidly.
--Due to shortage of personnel, large work load, distance and expense of travel involved, indicated lead will not be developed.
My notes: Based off of reports, witnesses seem to be believed reliable. First sighting could well have just been a shooting star. Second sighting,
however, seems, at the least, strange.