Form: 97 Research
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 06:15:16 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: Sept. 22, 1966; Deadwood, SD/ Near Minuteman ICBM Complex
Cat: 2

Sept. 22, 1966; Deadwood, SD
3:00 a.m. CDT. Police from several vantage points saw a large white hovering object, changing color to green, red, and back to white. <>When a spotlight was shone on it, the object would black out (light reaction). Two smaller white objects operating independently approached and hovered nearby. The large object bobbed around and emitted light beams toward the ground, and finally sped away. (Sagan & Page, 1972, pp. xxii-xxiii.)
Map showing the location of Deadwood, South Dakota, located near the Minuteman ICBM Complex, Ellsworth AFB, SD.


Ellsworth AFB
44° 08'N 103°06'W

Ellsworth AFB, located about 7 miles east of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Ellsworth hosted two generations of ICBMs and provides an outstanding
case study for understanding the difficulties and costs associated with
constructing a first-generation missile complex and how the experience
was applied to constructing a second-generation complex.
Minuteman ICBM Complex, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota