Feb. 17, 1949. Near Grants (at 35° 7' ±2' N,
107°47' ±2' W), Sandia Base, and near Albuquerque (at
35° 5' N, 106° 35' W), New Mexico. 5:57-6:06 p.m.
Green Oil Co. truck driver Herman Wilcox, at Chief's Rancho stop on Hwy
66, saw oval luminous white light with faint trail of white smoke in
the SW at about 225° azimuth moving S in vertical climb then
leveled off, then a gradual ascent, disappearing suddenly after several
secs, no clouds in the sky to obscure it. (BB Maxwell Microfilm
Roll 5, pp. 546-557, NARA Microfilm Roll 88, p. 401, Roll 91, p.
412; FOIA; Saunders/FUFOR Index) 9 mins 100+ 1 UNM Civil
Engr Prof / meteorite tracker (LaPaz assoc.)