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Need to read! 1952 CIA Document re Flying Saucers sighted...?

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posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 11:59 PM
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I came across this today researching 2nd August 1952 ( husbands birthdate) and was amazed to read all these reports! One comment cracked me up no end as one part of the report stated:

" so called flying saucers"

www.foia.cia.gov...

I will come back with a taste of the article but it was great reading all the reports from a huge part of the Middle East/Africa when contact with the Internet and even telephones was very limited compared to today. Meaning collaboration was much more difficult!


ETA: Cant add text, it is a PDF file!
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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Yep! Internet access would be a bit limited in 1952

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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by Bob Down Under
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Yep! Internet access would be a bit hard in 1952


ok...my bad!!
So I consider myself soundly spanked for the faux pas. Of COURSE there was no internet. Sigh....how far we have come that I even mentioned it. lol


ETA: ( from another downunder....does that count??
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 12:13 AM
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No probs I was just mucking around I knew what you ment


Thanks for sharing



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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Apologies if this has been visited/posted before...but having a look around the 'Net for further info this came to light.

www.wanttoknow.info...
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posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by annella
" so called flying saucers"

www.foia.cia.gov...
Thanks for posting this interesting info. Some are very likely to be meteors, but others are truly inexplicable. The one object the pilot reported only 30 meters away is an incredibly close distance estimate, though you'd think if he saw it that closely he'd be able to give more details. But not many details are provided so i wonder if it was really that close.


Originally posted by annella
Apologies if this has been visited/posted before...but having a look around the 'Net for further info this came to light.

www.wanttoknow.info...
This is interesting also, and like so many of these old declassified documents, it shows that the officials had no more idea about what these things are than the average person does.



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:44 AM
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Just checking the FBI links after reading your post ( thank you!)...and saw this but cant read it!! Involves Hoover so if anyone can decipher this or change it to make it legible Im sure many apart from me would be grateful!


foia.fbi.gov...



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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ETA: ( from another downunder....does that count?? )


Yes, we like to spank our own mate..


BTW, good read..



posted on Dec, 21 2010 @ 03:05 AM
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Thanks for posting...it's a new file for the pile. A couple in there would be identified as bolides today, I think. This one is an interesting report...



It isn't the first time that UFOs have been tracked with a theodolite. In the 50s there were 4 reels of UFO footage taken through a cine-theodolite. The above report reminds of one that 'got away' in the Condon Report in the sense that a trained observer is making the report...


I saw the object between 12:15 and 12:20 p.m from the grounds of the........Observatory. It was moving from the Southeast to the Northwest. It was extremely prominent and showed some size to the naked eye, that is, it was not merely a pinpoint. During the last half of its visibility I observed it with 4-power binoculars. At first it looked like a parachute tipped at an angle to the vertical, but this same effect could have been produced by a sphere partly illuminated by the sun and partly shadowed, or by a disc-shaped object as well. Probably there are still other configurations which would give the same impression under proper inclination and illumination. I could see it well enough to be sure it was not an airplane (no propeller or wings were apparent) nor a bird. I saw no evidence of exhaust gases nor any markings on the object.

Most fortunately the object passed between me and a small bright cumulus cloud in the Northwest. Thus it must have been at or below the cloud level. A few seconds later it disappeared, apparently into the cloud. Against the sky it was very bright but against the cloud it was dark. This could be produced by a grey body which would be bright against the relatively dark sky, but dark against the bright cloud. Alternatively, if the object were half in sunlight and half shadowed the sunlit part might have had no detectable contrast with the cloud while the shadowed part appeared dark I immediately telephoned the U.S. Weather Bureau (2-3 miles S.W. of the Observatory). They were estimating the cloud to be 6000 feet above the ground. Now estimates of cloud heights are rather risky, so I obtained their observations of temperature and dew point, and from the known lapse rates of these quantities in a convective atmosphere, calculated the cloud base to be at 12,000 feet. I believe this latter figure to be the more accurate one because later in the afternoon the cumulus clouds thickened but at all times remained well above the tops of our nearby mountains. These are about 6000 feet above us.

Thus, having some idea of the object's elevation and its angular diameter through the binoculars (about equivalent to a dime seen at 50 feet with the naked eye), I calculated its size to be 3 to 5 feet for a height of 6 - 12 thousand feet, and a zenith angle of about 45o. This size estimate could easily be in error by a factor or two, but I am sure it was a small object.

The clouds were drifting from the SW to the NE at right angles to the motion of the object. Therefore, it must have been powered in some way. I did not time it but for that elevation I would estimate its speed to be about 100 miles per hour, perhaps as high as 200 m.p.h. This too means a powered craft. However, I could hear no engine noise.
Condon Report: sighting that predates the Condon Committee

Despite this accurate account, it was dismissed as 'maybe airborne debris.'

Another similar report through a theodolite occurred in New Mexico in '49...



ETA: just saw your signature; Gibran is one of my favourite writers.

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