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Originally posted by Zcustosmorum
This is a truly remarkable case
Edward's Airforce base - 1965. UFO Spotted! This is the audio recording of the 1965 when the "Ufo's invaded" Edwards airforce base. Listen to what the gaurds and watch towers are saying back ... by Mixaski | 3 years ago | 2,308 views
Case 41. Edwards AFB, May 3, 1957
Occasionally, one could argue, UFOs ought to come into areas where there were persons engaged in photographic work, who were trained to react a bit faster, and who would secure some photos. One such instance evidently occurred at Edwards AFB on the morning of 5/3/57. I have managed to locate and interview three persons who saw the resultant photos. The two who observed the UFO and obtained a number of photos of it were James D. Bittick and John R. Gettys, Jr, both of whom I have interviewed.
They were at the time Askania cameramen on the test range, and spotted the domed-disc UFO just as they reached Askania #4 site at Edwards, a bit before 8:00 a.m. that day. They immediately got into communication with the range director, Frank E. Baker, whom I have also interviewed, and they asked if anyone else was manning an Askania that could be used to get triangulation shots. Since no other camera operators were on duty at other sites, Baker told them to fire manually, and they got a number of shots before the object moved off into the distance. Bittick estimated that the object lay about a mile away when they got the first shot, though when first seen he put it at no more than 500 yards off. He and Gettys both said it had a golden color, looked somewhat like an inverted plate with a dome on top, and had square holes or panels around the dome. Gettys thought that the holes were circular not square. It was moving away from them, seemed to glow with its own luminosity, and had a hazy, indistinct halo around its rim, both mentioned.
The number of shots taken is uncertain; Gettys thought perhaps 30. The object was lost from sight by the time it moved out to about five miles or so, and they did not .see it again. They drove into the base and processed the film immediately. All three of the men I interviewed emphasized that the shots taken at the closer range were very sharp, except for the hazy rim. They said the dome and the markings or openings showed in the photos.
The photos were shortly taken by Base military authorities and were never seen again by the men. In a session later that day, Bittick and Carson were informed that they had seen a weather balloon distorted by the desert atmospheric effects, an interpretation that neither of them accepted since, as they stated to me, they saw weather ballons being released frequently there and knew what balloons looked like. Accounts got into local newspapers, as well as on wire services (Ref. 44). An Edwards spokesman was quoted in the Los Angeles Times as saying, "This desert air does crazy things," An INS wire-story said, "intelligence officers at Edwards ... would say almost nothing of the incident."
Originally posted by DetectiveFork
Sorry to revive an old topic, but I've been trying to find the photos of the Edwards Air Force Base UFO (or weather balloon...) that suppoesdly were printed in the book "Project Blue Book" by Brad Steiger. If these are available online, can you point me to them?
While the United States Air Force was offering the American people pat denials that UFOs were "serious business," it was conducting intensive, highly secret inquiries into all UFO reports.
These inquiries were carried out by responsible Air Force personnel and respected civilian scientists.
When their conclusions did not support the official position, the findings were suppressed.