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  Category 08, Photographic / Video Images 
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The Rhodes Photo Case
July 7, 1947
Phoenix, Arizona

Dan Wilson:
July 7, 1947; Phoenix, Arizona (BBU)
4:00 p.m. local time. Mr. William Albert Rhodes observed an elliptical-shaped object that spiraled down from 5000 feet to 2000 feet and then ascended at 45 degree angle. Two photos were taken of the object. Speed of the object was estimated at 400-600 mph. Size: 20-30 feet with visible canopy. Color: grey Sound: Noise like a jet on approach - no sound heard while in view.  Analysis based on camera data indicated a diagonal size of about 40-50 feet. (Project SIGN "Initial Report," chart, Incident No. 40)

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