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"The discrepancy between what was reported and the Blue Book evaluation is so great as to be laughable"
Gray Oval Sighted By 3 Fighter Aircraft
Jan. 29, 1953
Presque Isle, Maine
A nice example of an utterly ludicrous BB explanation. A "dark grey oval", 3/4 the apparent size of a dime at arm's length, which explicitly did not shine or emit or reflect light of any kind, pursued for 4 mins, in bright daylight, on a continuous heading of 70deg.
Conclusion "Venus, at 100deg".
The Laredo / "Earl Fogle" Case
Dec. 4, 1952
This case is a Gorman-like aerial duel UFO case from Laredo, Texas, Dec 4, 1952, from the BB files (via Jan Aldrich and BB Archive).
This is a classic example of Ruppelt falsifying case details he was personally familiar with to force a UFO Unknown into a phony IFO category, one he knew for a fact was utterly false. Ruppelt personally sent the TWX on Dec 10 that resulted in the Dec 15 Air Intelligence Information Report on Dec 15 with the full pilot report and the investigator data that revealed that the Weather Bureau balloon had been released at 2053 CST. Ruppelt's handwriting is on one BB typed summary correcting a word.