posted on Nov, 24 2007 @ 11:31 AM
A solid, workman like report by a man the interviewer described as "dependable...steady and earnest". It seems that on the morning of September
19th, 1949, 1st Lt. James W. Eskridge was in the bombardier's compartment of a B-29flying at 35000 ft, somewhere west of Los Cruses, New Mexico, when
he saw a UFO.
He described the object as "cigar shaped" and very bright. He estimated that it was about the size of a B-36, some 20-25 miles distant. The object
was moving slowly southward :toward Mexico". After about four minutes of observation, the UFO "seemed to fade away".
Follow up investigation showed that neither military or civilian aircraft were reported in the area, and that no balloons had been launched by the
military around that time frame. Wind directions seem to also rule out a balloon as being the object moving south.
As a side not, in many of these reports there is a question asked that sparks some interest as an investigator. The question of polarized glasses. Did
the military have some reason to think that certain types of glasses were more often worn in these cases than others?