This is what BRuce Maccabee said about it:
>I studied this case when I first came upon it back in the '70's.
>The lack of multiple photos is disappointing. It would be nice
>if there were a photo taken from a distance showing the beam
>going up at a slant angle, similar to the photo from the BOLA
>(Battle of Los Angeles) case where several searchlight beams
>converge on.... something.
>Also, the Norwood case was particularly frustrating to read
>because the detection of the object was a repeatable event for
>several days, yet there was no really scientific study of it.
Actually, the Battle of LA was the first sighting that came to mind after reading the report. Honestly, i also think that it's extremely disappointing that despite the sightings took place so many times, there's some relative lack of evidences: yes, there's something, but of course not what you would expect in case of multiple-witnessed sighting that took place for days and days
But there's a reply by Kenny Young to Bruce Maccabee that raises some doubts about the real reason of the lack of images: basically he implies that some cover up took place
Not so, according to the available information. Dr. Dare A.
Wells, UC physicist, and Professor Paul Herget, U.S. astronomer
(and later "vanguard" of the nation's space program) were
present in Norwood for several 'viewings.'
Herget was present on October 23 and December 20. On the evening
of December 20, Norwood mayor Ed Tepe was there and told Leonard
Stringfield, in an interview several years later, that Herget
and Wells worked closely with two AFOSI agents strangely named
"Eichleberger" and Eichlbarger."
Using the searchlight, a telescope, camera and protractor,
Herget and Wells calculated the object as holding a position 10-
miles up and comprised a mass of 10,000 feet in diameter.
New information on this case suggests that The Cincinnati
Astronomical Society (who we know to be Herget) alerted Wright
Field in nearby Dayton, Ohio and the 123rd Aircraft Control &
Warning Squadron, headquartered at Lunken Field in Cincinnati,
was instructed to check the radar for the object. This
information, according to recent testimony from a squadron
member, informs that the object was confirmed on radar and
closely watched 'round the clock' as it held its position over
Norwood for 30 days prior to its rapid departure out into space
(more info on this to be coming soon, KY)
I suggest to read the full reply.
Kenny Young was searching for people who may have seen the UFO in question: it would be interesting to know what he achieved: he was most likely the person who knew more about the case: see
Cincinnati Enquirer On Norwood 'Searchlight UFO' Of 1949
Unfortunately, he passed away on January 31st 2005 due to leukemia
Here's the relevant TheBlackVault entry:
His site ( home.fuse.net... ) is gone now, i couldn't retrieve it even with web archive.
But I could find this, though, after some search:
which seems to be his last website. Regarding the incident in question, there's some "coming soon" sentence, but i higly doubt anything will come neither the sooner nor the later
[edit on 17/9/2009 by internos]