Case Directory - Category: 1; Distant Sightings
Subject:    AFOSI Case 209; 690th AC&W Members Report Metallic Cylinder
Date:        May 1,  1950
Location:  Kirtland AFB, NM

Francis Ridge:
This report is not an original BB unknown, and has not yet been included in the Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns by Brad Sparks. However, it is listed in the AFOSI Catalog by Dr. Lincoln LaPaz. Details can be found at the link at the bottom of this directory. The Spot Intelligence Report, dated 2 May, briefly describes the sighting:

On 1 May 1950, at approximately 1510 hours, Sgt. Jean W. Ortman, AF-16274854 and Pvt. Edward B. Hitchcock, AF-11202257, both members of the 690th AC&W Squadron, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, observed a silver metallic object of a cylindrical shape. Said object was viewed for a second at which time it disintegrated. This observation was made from the Orderly Room, 690th. Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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

OSI Case 209, NARA-PBB91-Docs 387-389 - BB Microfilm - Francis Ridge
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