Category: 08; Photographic Evidence
Subject:    AFOSI Case 175; Datil Observation Post Photographs Object
Date:        February 24, 1950
Location:  Datil, NM

Francis Ridge:
There is a listing in the original Blue Book unknowns which is item #642, for February 24, 1950 Albuquerque, New Mexico. But this is a different sighting, but on the same day and involves photographs. Both incidents are listed in the updated list by Brad Sparks.

7:30 PM (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 degrees) in diameter with a 3.785 degree trail, using 1-5 Cineflex camera with 3" focal length lens. (Sparks, FUFOR Index) Source: Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns - Brad Sparks

For reports, documentation, analysis or discussions - see below:
Incident at Datil, NM; Photo Unexplained - BB Microfilm Docs - Francis Ridge  
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