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  Category 08, Photographic / Video Images 
Rating: 5  


The Tremonton, Utah / Newhouse Color Film
July 2, 1952
Tremonton, Utah

Fran Ridge:
July 2, 1952; Tremonton, Utah (BBU)
11:10 a.m. Navy photographer Delbert C. Newhouse and his wife, while driving across the state, saw a group of 12-14 shiny silver objects milling around in the sky. Newhouse stopped and retrieved his 16 mm camera and filmed extensive footage of the objects.  He and his wife both reported seeing some of the objects relatively close-up and they were shaped like one plate inverted atop another. When the film was returned to Newhouse following Navy and Air Force analysis, the frames showing the discs close-up had been deleted. What Newhouse and his wife saw BEFORE he was able to get the camera out and running, reportedly, were structured objects, described as "gunmetal-colored objects shaped like two saucers, one inverted on top of the other." (*) The Air Force and the Navy, considering Newhouse's credibility, spent considerable time and money on the analyses and to classify the Utah Film as "Secret".  Also noted by the analysts was the absence of any evidence to indicate birds such as fluttering. Air Force & Navy analysis: "Birds and balloons immediately eliminated, within a five mile radius, aircraft could have easily been determined. In excess of five miles the objects were moving faster than aircraft could achieve, except in straightline speed runs." And, surprisingly, an FBI letter documents the importance placed on this incident. **

Update 17 Nov. 2013
Fran Ridge:
Several years ago I had a taped telephone interview with Newhouse and he stuck to his story throughout. At the very least this was a good daylight sighting with two witnesses (one very reputable) and good motion picture footage that neither the Air Force, nor the Navy, nor others could logically explain. The tape was lost went my basement flooded. My last contact with him was a letter dated May 29, 2005. *** Newhouse passed away August 11, 2006 in Portland, Oregon.

Detailed reports and documents
May 29, 1999 note and check from Newhouse.pdf (Fran Ridge) Video clip of Utah AND Montana (NICAP/You Tube)
reports/utah6/Synopsis of Case (NICAP UFO Evidence)
reports/utah1/The Full Story (Kevin Randle)
The Newhouse Visual Sighting; A Significant Day Disc Encounter (Fran Ridge) (*)
videos/520702newhouse_short.wmv [Newhouse on camera] (Jean Waskiewicz, U.F.O. doc 1956)
reports/utah2/The Newhouse Testimony [Transcript] (On-Camera)
[Analysis] The Early Analyses (Ridge)
[Analysis] 520702newhouse_Baker Report [pdf] (1968 Hearings)
[Analysis] 520702tremonton_CondonRpt_Case 49 [pdf] (Hartmann)
reports/utah_keyhoe/Nov 27, 1957 letter to Keyhoe from AF Press Desk
reports/utah4/Update: May 4, 1970 letter to Art Lundahl
reports/utah_fbi_doc/FBI Document  **
reports/MAXW-PBB11-386-393, 405-418 (Fran Ridge)
reports/MAXW-PBB11-438-484, 226 & 411 (Fran Ridge)
reports/utah7/Recent letter from Newhouse (Fran Ridge)
reports/utah8/Michael Swords Comments on the Utah Film
reports/utah_keyhoe/Keyhoe's Understanding of the (Tremonton) Case in Feb. 1953 (Mike Swords)
WHOWAS/Lundahl_A.htm (Mike Swords)
reports/520702newhouse_olmos.htm [photocat] (Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos)
An Isophotal Contour Densitometer (pdf file)

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