Form 97BB
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 04:18:13 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: Not the Planet Venus
To: Francis Ridge <>

On 8 Nov 1948 the RESTRICTED documents below show that nine months AFTER the Mantell incident it was listed as unexplained.

SUBJECT: Godman Field Air Force Base Sightings - 7 Jan 1948 and 19 Aug 1948
1. Re Sighting of 7 Jan 1948 : Reference is made to your conversation with Capt. Sneider on 19 October 1948 concerning your desire for a check on the position and visibility of Venus on 7 Jan 1948 between the hours 1330 and 1350 as compared to the position of an unidentified aerial object.
4. The evidence obtained from MCREXE44 conclusively proves that this object was not the planet Venus.

 Page ID (PID)  USAF-SIGN7-26
Collection  Project Sign
Roll Description  Project Sign Roll 7
Document Code  N/A
but first
Frame 848

Frames  26 - 28 (28 being duplicate statement from Frame 848
Frame 26

 Frame 27

 Frame 28