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  Category 08, Photographic / Video Images 
Rating: 5  


Two Objects Filmed During Shrike Missile Test
Aug. 30, 1950
Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 30, 1950; Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico (BBU)
10:45 a.m. During a Bell Aircraft MX-776 Shrike missile test (for the later Rascal air-to-ground strategic missile) USAF M/Sgt and eight Bell Aircraft employees on base saw two glaringly bright circular to elliptical unidentified objects maintaining relative position to each other following the B-50 launch aircraft from above on both the dry run and hot run prior to missile release. Objects gave "strong glare at all times" not reflected sunlight, maneuvered at high estimated speeds up to 10x the B-50 or roughly 2,500 mph for short distances, left no vapor trails, hovered, accelerated rapidly, made abrupt "square" turns with apparent size changing to indicate ascent and descent. (Sparks; Jan Aldrich; McDonald files) 30 mins

Detailed reports and documents
reports/500830holloman_report1.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/500830holloman_report2.htm (Loren Gross) 
NCP-13: White Sands Films, Mirarchi, and Project Twinkle (Bruce Maccabee)
NCP-12: The White Sands Proof (Bruce Maccabee)
nmexico/sandsmiscl.htm (Dan Wilson)

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