Form: 97 NCPDIR
Date: Updated 19 Feb 2006
From: Francis Ridge, Coordinator
Cat: 10
Distribution: NCP, CE, SHG, Media

Nuclear Connection Project

Subject: UFO Over Titan Missile Silo; Oracle, Arizona; August 7, 1962

#5805: 1962/8/7  23:50  8  110:46:20W  32:36:40N  3323  NAM USA ARZ  6 7 
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Ref# 210 The APRO BULLETIN. (J & C Lorenzen)  Volume 11 Issue 2 MIL. BASE

" was the beginning of a new trend--the things seemed to be showing themselves more often and in the vicinity of important landmarks, as in the case we will now relate that took place on the night of August 7 [1962] at a Titan missile site in the vicinity of Oracle, Arizona.  The case was never published in the press for reasons that will become obvious, but nevertheless it was possible for APRO to obtain the basic information:

"Our first informant refused to give his name for publication for fear of some kind of official reprisal for talking about the incident, but within five weeks we were able to obtain corroborating information from two other witnesses, both of whom are known to us but who must also remain anonymous. About midnight that night one of the night crew who was outside the complex spotted a brilliant light which seemed to be getting larger and larger.  He soon realized the thing was descending directly over the site, so he went inside and told another man who came out and watched with him.  Before long the object had become so large that both of the men were frightened and went back inside the complex where they informed Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at Tucson by telephone.

"Two jet interceptors came streaking in from the direction of the base, but as they approached, the object took off fast toward the north and was out of sight within seconds.  The jets circled the area and headed back for the base.  Minutes later, the "visitor" was back again, descended toward the silo, then took off vertically and dwindled to nothingness overhead.  The object was described by all as having an appearance similar to that of the full moon.  Other testimony indicated that a similar object was seen either the night before or the night after this incident." (See below)

Source:  Coral and Jim Lorenzen, _UFOs The Whole Story.  New York: Signet, 1969. p235

Project Blue Book Master Index 1-15 August 1962
August 7  Tuscon, Arizona     News Clipping
Titan II ICBM Launch Facilities
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