Alert Crew Statement
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CHECK-LIST – UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS
1. Date 7 Jan 48 Incident # 48
2. Time between 7:20 and 7:55 P.M.
3. Location Wilmington, Ohio
4. Name of observers Gale F. Walter, Cpl James Hudson, M/Sgt Irvin H. Lewis, S.Sgt John P.
Haag, Sgt Harold E. Olvis & T/Sgt Leroy Ziegler and 4 members of the
5. Occupation of observer Control Tower operators
6. Address of observer Clinton County Air Base
7. Place of observation Clinton County AF Base Control Tower
8. Number of objects 1
9. Distance of object from observer N/S
10. Time in Sight 35 minutes
11. Altitude N/S
12. Speed terrific bursts of speed
13. Direction of flight SW
14. Tactics hung suspended in the air at intervals and then gained and lost altitude at seemingly terrific bursts of speed
15. Sound N/S
16. Size N/S
17. Color red
18. Shape cone
19. Odor detected N/S
20. Apparent construction “fire”
21. Exhaust trails gaseous green mist
22. Weather conditions heavy layer of clouds
23. Effect on clouds intense brightness of sky phenomenon pierced thru a heavy layer of clouds passing intermittently over the area
24. Sketches or photographs none
25. Manner of disappearance disappeared over horizon
26. Remarks (over)
Source: http://www.nicap.org/bb/USAF-SIGN1-514.jpg (http://www.bluebookarchive.org/page.aspx?PageCode=USAF-SIGN1-514)
A sky phenomena which had the appearance of a flaming red cone trailing a gaseous green mist appeared in the southwest skies of Wilmington, Ohio, between 7:20 and 7:55 P.M. Jan 7, 48.
The sky phenomena hung suspended in the air at intervals and then gained and lost altitude at what appeared to be terrific bursts of speed. The intense brightness of the phenomena pierced thru a heavy layer of clouds passing intermittently over the area and obscured other celestial phenomena.
NOTE: See account of an unnamed comet due in the northern hemisphere approx Jan 1. attached.
See incidents 48, 48b, 48c, 48d & 33, 33a, 33b, 33c, 33d, 33e, 33f, and Incidents 30 and 32.
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