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FOIA: 2 Different Objects Photographed at Holloman AFB, NM 24MAY50

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posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 11:54 AM
Photographed Sightings Holloman AFB 24MAY50 Insufficient Data
This is a file describing two objects photographed on 24MAY50 which is lacking in evidence. One interesting report is from a Data Reduction Unit which has some information on their attempt to make a determination on what was photographed.

Document date: 1950-05-24
Department: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Document type: Report
pages: 3


Archivist's Notes: Last page of this three page file is very hard to read, which is unfotunate because this is the report of the incident which could give us some description of the event. The report said that photographs were taken but were not included in this file. Page three includes a snippet of a True magazine piece on the incident. There was no classification on this event due to insufficient data. Where are the photos?

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 12:17 PM
Something occurred on 24May1950 at a range near Holloman AFB. Two UFO were photographed, though the photos are not available in this document.

The best I can piece this together, there were two cameras aimed downrange in anticipation of a missile test firing. These cameras locked onto targets and began filming. One camera, designated station eight, filmed an unknown object for only 6 frames. The other camera, designated station 10, filmed a different object for 74 frames.

The True Magazine article that is partially reprinted doesn't shed any real information on this event, though if the article could be chased down from other sources, there might be some additional information.

Sadly, there's just not much to go with here.

posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by NGC2736

A better copy of pdf page 3 can be downloaded from

I couldn’t track down the True Magazine article but there are a few short summaries 'out there' in cyberspace…

The following has been taken from

May 24, Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, N.M.: During a bomb test, theodolite operators observed 8 unknown objects, then tracked and filmed 2 of them. Another theodolite station filmed one of the objects

Within the above article is a link to the ‘bluebook-unknowns’ #238

May 24, 1950. Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New
Mexico. During an MX-674 Tarzon controllable vertical
bomb test, Floyd Fannon and other USAF contract Land-
Air, Inc., Askania theodolite crew members saw 8 unidentified objects then separately tracked and filmed 2 of the objects down the North American Aviation missile firing range. Cinetheodolite station P-8 filmed one object to the NE for 6 frames (1.0 sec) moving uniformly to the S from azimuth 38°26’59.2” to 38°33’59.2” and elevation 47°32’20” to 47°25’50”. Cinetheodolite station P-10, located 5.6781 miles down range to the N (to azimuth 347.07723°) from P-8 and 7 ft higher, filmed another object, hence no triangulation possible, viewed to the E for 74 frames (14.6 secs) moving uniformly to the N from azimuth 86° 9’ 9.2” to 85°47’ 9.2” and elevation 25°48’ 0” to 25° 7’50”. (Sparks)


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