Case Directory - Category: 08; Photographic Case
Subject:    AFOSI Case 175; UAO Photographed Over Datil
Date:        February 24, 1950
Location:  Datil, NM

Francis Ridge:
Not listed in the original BB Unknowns, this incident is listed in the Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns by Brad Sparks. The incident occurred at 7:30 PM, but there were six other sightings that day.

Feb. 24, 1950. Datil, New Mexico (34.15° N, 107.85° W). 7:30 p.m. (MST). Stanfield and other Holloman AFB Photographic Branch project staff for tracking aerial phenomena at the Datil observation post saw and photographed a circular luminous object 15.31 arcmins (0.2552°) in diameter with a 3.785° long trail, using 1-5 Cineflex camera with 3-inch focal length lens. (Sparks; FUFOR Index)

For reports, documentation, analysis or discussions - see below:

January 1950 Sightings - BB Microfilm - List case UNIDENTIFIED
Object seen over Los Alamos (Same time frame) - BB Microfilm - Francis Ridge
Incident at Datil, NM; Photo later that evening Unexplained - BB Microfilm - Francis Ridge
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