Form: 97 BB
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 13:00:42 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: Project "SIGN" files sent to the Navy / DEC 13 1948
Cat: 11
To: Francis Ridge <>

This document is interesting for a number of reasons.

But first, anyone know about the Nov 4 letter?


Brad Sparks:
Yes but possibly only through this reply.  I think the Navy was asking for the latest on the flying discs investigation.  I suspect that AMC deferred to the AFOIN Requirements Division to say whether the Navy request should be complied with (AMC screwed it up there was no such thing as an "Office of Intelligence Requirements" just because the office symbol was AFOIR, the "O" was for AF Operations under DCS/Operations not "Office"). 

What no one realizes from any of this nebulous cover memo was that the SIGN "Interim Report" mentioned was the Ghost of the EOTS, the Interim Report of Nov 30, 1948, which said UFO's may be inter-planetary.  We have a couple short quotes only because this Navy copy got to the Naval Bureau of Ordnance where Dr Richard Dow quoted it in a Jan 1949 memo that made it to the CIA where I then got it.

Also note that the Incident SUMMARIES (not full case files which were too voluminous and had to be microfilmed) for 1-172 were attached as Appendices A and B to the Sign Interim Report. 


Letter to:
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
DEC 13 1948
SUBJECT: Project "Sign"
RE: Project "SIGN" files sent to the Navy
W. R. Clingerman, Col, USAF for
H. M. McCoy
Colonel, USAF
Chief, Intelligence Department