4925th Test Group Sees UFO
Fran Ridge:Two documents in our possession tell us that on March 22, 1950, eleven members of the 4925th Test Group (Atomic) witnessed a UFO northwest of Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, in broad daylight.
At least ten other documents found on the Blue Book Archive site attest to the fact that many other witnesses on the base also saw UFOs the day before. The actual documents are linked below. Synopses of each page or document are then presented for ease of reading, and are made with the references to the actual pages.
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70342 Page 20598 (Doc Page 1)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70343 Page 20599 (Doc Page 2)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70344 Page 20600 (Doc Page 3)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70345 Page 20601 (Doc Page 4)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70346 Page 20602 (Doc Page 5)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70347 Page 20603 (Doc Page 1)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70348 Page 20604 (Doc Page 2)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70349 Page 20605 (Doc Page 3)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70350 Page 20606 (Doc Page 4)
NARA Blue Book Microfilm Sequence 70351 Page 20607 (Doc Page 5)
The Spot Intelligence Reports were sent to the Director of Special Investigations, Headquarters, USAF Washington, DC. The official documents read:
(20598) "Unidentified Flying Objects were observed from Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, between 1300 and 1330 hours, on 21 March, 1950. Object was silver in color; size approximating that of a dime at arm's length; round in shape; more maneuverable than a jet aircraft; had no projections, left no trail or exhausts; had no effect on clouds; and there was no sound or odor detected. Details of this report set out the estimated angle of elevation, time of sight, etc., as was observed by various individuals. Reliability of information unknwon."
(20598-20599) At 1320 hours a S/Sgt (Wamsley) from the 1100th Special Reporting Group, Sandia Base, New Mexico was at a checkpoint 200 yards east of the Pit Area when he reported two objects, silver in color, approximately size of dime at arm's length, round, at a considerable distance in the East, heading southwest. The ten minute observation showed no conventional turns and the objects moved up and sideways in excess of jet speeds until both objects moved out of sight in the southwest.
(20599 - 20600) - At 1300 hours, another witness, (Sgt. Woods) from HQ & HQ Service Company, 8450th M.P. Group, Sandia Base, reported four, round, silver to shady gray objects to the northeast. His location was east side of the pit Area. Appeared to be more maneuverable than any known aircraft. The tactics used were similar to the change of positions during dog fights involving two aircraft. However, the way the objects changed position there seemed to be no similarity to the maneuverability of a conventional plane. Were more maneuverable, made right angle turns, also appeared to reverse (back up) the direction of flight. The duration apparently was about 30 minutes. These objects appeared to be at a great distance, approximately 40,000 to 60,000 feet.
(20600 - 20601)Mr. XXXXXXXXXX at Albuquerque, New Mexico reported objects in the east traveling southeast at 1315 hours. His position was from the Ordnance Area, Sandia Base. Two, white objects, smaller than a fist at arm's length at about one mile range were observed. One object changed direction to the east after completely circling the other object just prior to disappearing. Speed: Approximately 600-700 mph. Time in sight: Approximately 5 minutes.
(20601 -20602) These documents list four witnesses from the 4925th Special Weapons group. The event occurred between 1300 and 1330 hours and from a restricted area near Hanger P-400. Two bright silver objects were observed that appeared the size of a dime at arm's length. They were unable to estimate distance but they appeared as quite distant in the southeast. Objects were very maneuverable with zig-zag motions up and down, more maneuverable than jet aircraft. One maneuver described it as "sort of floated like a piece of large paper in the air." When simply moving along their speeds were similar to a fast-moving jet. After about a minute the two objects were out of range of vision.
(20603) - This was a sighting by the 1100th Special Reporting Group sighting similar to others. The document is very hard to read, but the two objects were silver; like a dime a arm's length; round in shape; more maneuverable than aircraft, observed for about ten minutes. This is apparently a report filed by one witness.
(20604 - 20605) These documents are a continuation of the above report but contains the beginning of another report by a Sgt.(Woods) at Hq. & Hq. Service Company. The time is given as 1300 hours and on the east side of the pit area. Similar descriptions because these Spot Intelligence Reports are the same incidents by different people in each group. The witness here described the tactics used as similar to the change of positions during dog fights involving two aircraft. Right angle turns were also reported. The duration apparently was about 30 minutes.
(20605 - 20606) A civilian witness from Albuquerque offered this information: He observed the two white objects at 1315 hours from the Ordnance Area of Sandia Base. Described as smaller than his fist at arm's length and in the east; 500-700 mph, one circled the other before departure. Five minute duration.
(20606 - 20608) Four witnesses from the 4925th near a restricted area at Kirtland, filed their report. Two unidentified aerial objects were observed from Kirtland AFB and Sandia Base, New Mexico, from a restricted area on the east side of hanger P-400. This incident occurred between 1300 and 1330 hours. These objects were silver in color, and approximating the size of a dime at arm's length and round in shape. These objects were more maneuverable than jet aircraft, had no projections, left no trail or exhaust, and made no sound. The objects were observed in the east approximately a mile away. One object made a complete circle around the other just prior to disappearing. The highest speed of the objects was estimated at 600 to 700 mph, but the total sighting time of all the maneuvers was around five minutes.
The next day there were more sightings, even more impressive. This time by eleven witnesses from the 4925th Test Group.