Thank you, OP! I've been doing a little reading/research into Roswell and this is a great find! Most appreciated.
I made a transcription of the article for you.
Tuesday, July 8, 1947
RAAF Captures Flying Saucer in Roswell Region
Roswell Hardware Man and Wife Report Disk Seen
The intelligence office of the 509th Bombardment group at Roswell Army Airfield announced today, that the field has come into the possession of a
According to information released by the department, over authority of Maj. J. A. Marcel, intelligence officer, the disk was recovered on a ranch in
the Roswell vicinity, after an unidentified rancher notified Sheriff Geo Wilcox, here, that he had found the instrument on his premises.
Major Marcel and a detail from his department went to the ranch and recovered the disk, it was stated.
After the intelligence office here had inspected the instrument it was flown to "higher headquarters."
The intelligence office stated that no details of the saucers construction or its appearance had been revealed.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilmot apparently were the only persons in Roswell who have seen what they thought was a flying disk.
They were sitting on their porch at 105 South Penn. last Wednesday night at about ten minutes before ten o'clock when a large glowing object zoomed
out of the sky from the southeast, going in a northwesterly direction at a high rate of speed. Wilmot called Mrs. Wilmot's attention to it and both
ran down into the yard to watch.
It was in sight less than a minute, less than 40 or 50 seconds, Wilmot estimated.
"Wilmot said that it appeared to him to be about 1500 feet high and going fast. He estimated between 400 and 500 miles per hour.
In appearance it looked oval in shape like two inverted saucers, faced mouth to mouth, or like two old type washbowls placed together in the same
fashion. The entire body glowed as though light were showing through from inside, though not like it would be if a light were merely underneath.
From where he stood Wilmot said that the object looked to be about 5 feet in size, and making allowance for the distance it was from town he figured
that it must have been 15 to 20 feet in diameter, though this was just a guess.
Wilmot said that he heard no sound, but Mrs. Wilmot said she heard a swishing sound for a very short time.
The object came in view from the southeast and disappeared over the treetops in the general vicinity of six-mile hill.
Wilmot, who is one of the most respected and reliable citizens in town, kept the story to himself hoping that someone else would come out and tell
about having seen one, but finally today decided that he would go ahead and tell about seeing it. The announcement that the RAAF was in possession of
one came only a few minutes after he had decided to release the details of what he had seen.
(Hope this is helpful! I'll add the blurry part in the middle if you U2 me the text!) :-)
edit on 14-2-2013 by AboveBoard because: Added text from OP to fill in the blank in the middle... :-)
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AboveBoard because: oops!