Air intelligence information report
FOIA: Roswell NM Sighting 17SEP50 (Poss A/C)?
Roswell NM Sighting 17SEP50
This is a report of a sighting at Rowell NM of a fast moving circular object which was classifed as (Poss:A/C).
Document date: 1950-09-17
Department: 509th Bomb Wing
Author: LTC Tootelian Wing Intelligence Officer
Document type: Report
A circular craft approximately ten feet in diameter was seen by an Air man on the ground on 17th Sept. 1950 at Roswell, NM.
The Speed of the craft is reported to be fast; this craft appeared to be blue-white in colour and at an approximate height of eight thousand feet, and
had made a sharp turn to the right.
A more in-depth description of this sighting.
At approximately 2100 hours on 17 September 1950 while on guard duty on the 30th Ramp Area, I saw a bluish white light appear south east of the Base
approximately ten (10) miles distance. This object was headed northwest at a fast rate of speed. It appeared to be about ten (10) feet in diameter and
circular in shape.
At approximately two (2) miles northwest of the Base the object veered sharply to the right and then disappeared from sight. No sound could be heard
from this object,
It appeared to be approximately eight thousand (8,000) feet high.
The following listed airmen also saw the same object at the same time;
Sergeant (sp)Edyrin Stoneburner, Sergeant Monnie B. Gore, Corporal James Knight and Private First Class Robert ?. Jones.
A check with Base Operations revealed that there were no aircraft in the local area at this time.
A check with the Base Weather Station revealed that the ceiling was twenty-three thousand (23,000) feet and that visibility was fifteen (15) miles.
The Early Warning Radar Station at this Base was inoperative at the time of this observation.