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FOIA: OSI Investigation Report of 11,12OCT49 Sightings at Holloman AFB

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posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:28 AM
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NM_OCT_12_1949.pdf
Investigative File of Sightings from 11, 12OCT49 at Holloman AFB
Investigation of sightings of a round aluminum/white round object travelling at very high speed on October 11, 12, 1949 at Holloman AFB

Document date: 1949-10-26
Department: USAF IG OSI
Author: Lt COL Doyle Rees
Document type: Report of Investigation
pages: 14

 

Archivist's Notes: Only a couple of pages are poor, this sighting did not appear to have a determination. The report states the objects sighted were moving against the prevailing wind, the witnesses were classified as credible, and the investigation showed that no known aircraft were in the area. Possibly incident #488
 




posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 03:35 AM
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Page 1: Report sent from USAF District Commander Ree to the Commanding General of Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Subject- Unidentified Aerial Objects Special Inquiry
This page tells the recipient at Wright-Patterson that the report is to do with Unidentified Aerial Objects in the W. Texas, AZ, NM area. It lists what's attached to the report and confirms that future developments will be forwarded to Wright-Patterson.

Page 2: Difficult to read.

Page 3: Details of sighting by a Staff Sergeant Clifford B. Hart at Holloman AFB.
a. Date of sighting- 12 October 1949
b. Time of sighting- 11:15 MST
c. Where sighted- ground
d. Number of objects- one
e. Observable celestial objects- none except sun
f. Distance from observer- 5-10 miles, 45-80 deg of elevation, 35,000 ft altitude if object was size of B-29 aircraft.
g. Time in Sight- 45-60 seconds
h. Appearance of object- White round ball, appeared like aluminum construction. Size not legible.
i. Direction of flight- appeared from the south and veered off to the northeast.
j. Tactics of maneuver- none
k. Evidence of exhaust- none
l. Effect on clouds- none
m. Lights- none
n. Supports- none

Page 4: Continuation of page 3 sighting details.
o. Propulsion- none evident
p. Control and stability- evidently good
q. Air ducts- none
r. Speed- est 1500 mph
s. Sound- none
t. Manner of disappearance- faded from viewer
Document then goes on to give background on the observer (Sgt. Hart).
This included an AF ID#, address, occupation, place of business, hobbies, ability to determine, reliability, additional notes, and additional witnesses. There were 2 aircraft mechanics who also witnessed the sighting and corroborated Hart's story.

Page 5: Report of checks being made at both Holloman AFB and White Sands Proving Ground regarding possible radar sightings of the object. Checks were negative.
Teletype sequences of local weather conditions at the time of sighting were also obtained and listed here.
All flight schedules were checked to see if aircraft were in the area during the sighting. Checks were negative.
Checked with weather stations (at Holloman and White Sands) and technical divisions at White Sands to see if any technical device had been sent aloft. The Electronics and Atmospheric Section at Holloman did release a weather balloon but it traveled in a different direction (than object).

Page 6: Not much to read.

Page 7: An undeveloped lead of an object which disappeared in the direction of Fort Sumner.

Page 8: Official typed two paragraph description (in letter format) of Sgt Hart's sighting, including Hart's signature.

Page 9: Official typed two paragraph description (in letter format) of Sgt Denning's sighting, including Denning's signature. Denning was the aircraft mechanic who witnessed the object and corroborated Hart's story.

Page 10: Difficult to read.

Page 11: Details of sighting by a Master Sergeant Ralph M. Stevens at Holloman AFB.
a. Date of sighting- 11 October 1949
b. Time of sighting- 10:45-11
c. Where sighted- ground
d. Number of objects- one
e. Observable celestial objects- none except sun
f. Distance from observer- Horizontally unable to determine, 60-90 deg elevation, if size of B-29 appeared to be 150,000
g. Time of sight- 10-15 sec
h. Appearance- White color, roundish shape, size was 2 inches in diameter at arms length
i. Direction of course- NW to SE, straight course
j. Tactics of maneuver- none
k. Evidence of exhaust- none
l. Effect on clouds- none
m. Lights- none
n. Supports- none

Page 12: continuation of page 11 sighting details.
o. Propulsion- none evident
p. Control and stability- stable
q. Air ducts- none
r. Speed- faster than any object observed by Stevens except for a falling star.
s. Sound- none
t. Manner of disappearance- faded from view
Document then goes on to give background on the observer (Sgt. Stevens). This included an AF ID#, address, occupation, place of business, hobbies, ability to determine, reliability, additional notes, and additional witnesses. Sgt Marion H. Graves also witnessed an object traveling at such speed that it appeared as a streak.
Stevens was said to be recording data on an observation balloon. He stated object was so fast that it precluded being caused by winds and it moved in opposite direction of prevailing winds as indicated by balloon. Checked with weather stations (at Holloman and White Sands) and technical divisions at White Sands revealed no testing devices had been sent aloft and there was no confirmation of sighting on radar.

Page 13: Not much to read.

Page 14: Page 8: Official typed two paragraph description (in letter format) of Sgt Stevens' sighting, including Stevens' signature.



posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 10:43 AM
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Sgt. Hart seems to have been a very sound observer. He gives a lot of details that could have been missed if one weren't really good at this sort of thing.

While there is nothing extraordinary about this sighting, it is one that would have been hard to debunk, given the credibility of the witness. It also shows a then ongoing pattern of UFO flyovers of the area.



posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 08:36 AM
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Right, he's a pretty good observer. I'd like reports like these to be FOIA'd in the future, so no one with a rational mind can deny it.

Damn, open your eyes!



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