Case Directory - Category: 01; Distant Encounters
Subject:    The Killeen Base/Camp Hood Incidents
Date:        March 17, 1949
Location:  Camp Hood, TX

Francis Ridge:
UFOs have been seen where uranium and plutonium are mined and manufactured,  where bomb development takes place, and where the bombs are stored, such as Killeen Base. Even where the bombs are transported to the testing areas ( USS Curtiss).  Surprisingly, the Camp Hood/Killeen incidents are even listed in the Project Blue Book "Unknowns" (case319).
Brad Sparks:
7:52 p.m.  Capt. Horace McCulloch, Asst. G-2 of the 2nd Armored Division at the nuclear weapons storage site, was preparing the test firing of flares in order to prove recent sightings were mistakes when he and his men themselves saw aerial phenomena, 7 separate sightings by trained artillery observers in different locations enabled rapid triangulation of large, green, red and white flare-like objects flying in generally straight lines.  (FOIA)

Loren Gross:
After becoming a true bomb factory, Sandia (Base) shipped assembled bombs to Fort Hood, Texas, where there was a secure storage site guarded by the 12th Armored Infantry Battalion under the command of the Fourth Army...due to the difficulties previously mentioned (NCP-01 - Loren Gross), it wasn't until the spring of 1949 that the U.S. manufactured enough bombs to have a "stockpile." It is suggested that the "green fireballs" that appeared over Sandia in late 1948 bear a direct relationship to a sudden ramp-up of American nuclear weapon production. Also, later, in March,1949, when strange "flares" appeared around the "Q" area at Fort Hood, it is suggested that this interest by the UFOs was triggered by the recent arrival of the first shipment of atomic bombs which was stored as America's first nuclear bomb stockpile.

For reports, documentation, analysis or discussions - see below:

March 17, 1949, "Q" Area, AFWP, Camp Hood - BB docs - Dan Wilson
The Texas Sightings Page

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