List of Air
Technical Intelligence UFO sightings and other information secured and
cleared for me by Mr. Albert M. Chop, Air Force Press Desk.
- Laredo Air Force Base, Tex.,
December 4, 1952. Air Force pilot's "fight" with a UFO.
Atlantic area, August 29,
1952. Three disc-shaped objects seen during tracking of a balloon.
- Santa Ana,
January 9, 1953. B-29 pilots saw rapidly moving UFO lights,
bluish-white, in formation.
January 29, 1953. Pilots of an F-94 and two other fighter aircraft
sighted a dark gray object, with a very definite oval shape.
- Hempstead, L. I.,
October 29, 1952. Two F-94s; very strong statement on object's
maneuvering, high speed that it seemed to be controlled.
Tex., January 6, 1953. Strange lighted object seen by CAA tower
operator and others.
- Goose Bay Air Force Base,
Labrador, December 15,
1952. Two Air Force crews got a momentary radar lock on a strange
object. One pilot had seen similar object before, on November 26,
- Gulf of
Mexico area, December 6,
1952. B-29 training flight. Radar and visual reports, accurate
details, double-checked; speeds computed showed UFO making 9,000
Minn., October 11, 1951. Extremely important sighting by two airborne
balloon observers, General Mills-Navy balloon project; observers
were in a plane, sighted two smoky-gray cigar-shaped objects moving
at terrific speed. Also one of the objects was sighted and briefly
seen in a theodolite by a ground observer.
- March Air Force Base, Calif.,
September 23, 1951. F-86s trying to intercept a strange object in
controlled orbit at 50,000 feet or higher.
- Terre Haute,
lnd., October 9, 1951. CAA
communicator report; silvery object seen overhead, moving at high
speed. (See next case.)
lnd., October 9, 1951.
Private pilot sighted silvery object at (estimated) 5,000 feet.
Rotating lights case. December 29, 1952. Extremely accurate details,
with ground and airborne radar and visual confirmation; three plane
crews confirmed position, movements, and speeds.
Michigan area, November
24, 1951. UFO observed from four locations, faster than any jet.
S. C, May 13, 1952. Four
amateur astronomers observed a diamond-shaped formation, oval-shaped
objects, wobbled in flight.
- Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.,
July 18, 1952. Three officers, four airmen, saw a series of UFO
lights. Objects hovered, speeded up, stopped, turned.
- An Aircraft
and Warning Station in Michigan, July 29, 1952, reported an extremely important case: Ground
Control Intercept tracked UFO by radar, target speed 550 knots.
Chased by F-94s; one got a radar lock-on; bright flashing light seen
at the same time, same position.
- Los Alamos, N. M.,
July 29, 1952. Several pilots and a Los Alamos guard saw a UFO,
metallic in color, in straight, fast flight. Object made a
360-degree turn behind fighters trying to intercept it.
N. M., July 29, 1952. Air
Force reserve colonel at Los Alamos saw a strange ellipse-shaped
light; indicated its rapid speed.
Bellefontaine, Ohio, August 1, 1952. Two F-86s chased a strange round object, got
- Truth or
Consequences, N. M. Three
cylindrical objects sighted.
- Azores, September 26,
1952. Strange green lights seen by Air Force crews approaching the
D. C, July 19-20 and July
26-27, 1952. The Washington Airport cases, radar and visual
- Norfolk, Va.,
July 14, 1952. Pan American pilots' extremely accurate report to
ATIC on several lighted objects maneuvering and flying at terrific
August 27, 1952. ATIC states basic details and soil sample forwarded
from town where sighting occurred. Object reported hovering over
open field; bluish lights seen through ports; swift ascent when
observed. Soil sample broken up, unable to analyze for
- Yuma County
Airport, February 4, 1953.
Theodolite tracking of two elliptical-shaped objects.
- Fort Worth,
February 13, 1953. B-36 radar tracking and visual sightings of
strange flying objects.
- Terre Haute,
lnd., February 1, 1953.
Sighting of a UFO by a T-33 pilot.
April 19, 1952. A T-6 pilot, Lieut. D. C. Brigham, reported to ATIC
the sighting of a small disc-shaped object closing in on a fighter,
maneuvering around it.
- Uvalde, Tex.,
July 22, 1952. Details on separate list.
July 27, 1952. The "stack of coins" sighting.
Hermanas, N. M., August
24, 1952. F-84 pilot observed two strange objects (disc-shaped and
maneuvering at high speeds).
- Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif.,
August 3, 1952. Sighting of a series of UFOs; extremely accurate
report of maneuvers, speeds.
February 6, 1953. A B-36 report, very accurate sighting description,
showing object circled as B-36 approached it, and light commenced
flashing at short intervals.
- Truk Island,
February 6, 1953. Shiny, metallic-looking object sighted by officer
in charge of weather station.
- Korean area,
February 7, 1953. Radar picked up a UFO; an F-94 was scrambled,
pilot saw bright orange-colored object, which changed altitudes,
pulled away at high speed.
11, 1953. UFO sighted by crew of an Air Force C-119, closed in, fell
back, paced plane for long period.
report on case, in February, 1953, where a man named Booth fired at
an apparently hovering lighted object. (Possibility he fired on a
Navy blimp is being investigated.)
Preliminary report on a sighting in August, 1952; rotating-light UFO
seen by ground observers including police. When police officer
tilted scout-car spotlight upward, object seemed to descend toward
it. Light was hurriedly turned off, and object rose to former
height, continued rotating.
- Erie, Pa.,
February 22, 1953. Former Navy gunner, now plane spotter, reported
silvery disc, with very brilliant glow, estimated to be at least 150
feet in diameter.
- Panama, Canal Zone,
November 25-26, 1952. Two UFOs, tracked by defense radar, no visual
- Series of
questions in regard to Dr. Donald Menzel's theories. Answered by
regarding claims of Henry J. Taylor, U.S. News and World Report,
Dr. Urner Liddel, Frank Scully, Dr. Anthony Mirachi. Answered by
- Questions on
Tremonton, Utah, pictures; existence known from outside source,
confirmed by Air Force, including confirmation by Intelligence
officers at showing of the McLean pictures.
- Summary of
early Air Force investigation; admission by Albert M. Chop that
early phase was not well handled, but attitude now changed, with a
very serious approach.
- Fact that an
increasing number of Air Force personnel, including officers both in
and out of Intelligence and the Project, are convinced that the
saucers are interplanetary in origin, unless some strange natural
phenomena. (This statement was cleared before the official statement
made to Henry Holt and Company.)
- Fact that
classified briefings are given by Intelligence to various important
officials (as indicated by the Finletter report).
- Fact that
various highly reputable scientists, astronomers. Astrophysicists,
engineers, aeronautical experts, guided missile and rocket experts,
etc., are used by the Project in analyzing reports and other
- Fact that I
helped the Air Force secure the McLean pictures for analysis.
- Fact that Col.
William C. Odell submitted an article (through Mr. Chop) indicating
possible exodus from another planet; that he was not allowed to use
his rank in connection with it, and that after discussing the matter
with True magazine I returned the manuscript to the colonel
(again through Mr. Chop).
- Clearance of
the Tremonton, Utah, case, and the facts I previously had confirmed.
itemized list bears the following notation:
initialed, the above is the true account of subjects discussed, opinions
expressed, and material cleared for publication."
(Signed) Albert M. Chop.