In regard to the 12 & 21 Oct 1949 cases at Mt. Palomar
Observatory in the NICAP chronology and Sparks' "BB Unknowns" list: The
25 Nov 1949 "case" in the Blue Book Archive contains some material on
this incident. It is not actually a case file, but a collection of
correspondence related to the potential
atomic powered UFOs by geiger counter equipment, which was put
together in 1952. There are several pages about the events and
witnesses at Mt. Palomar.
The witness on the Blue Book project card is identified as "Focke,"
which is not correct. Focke was neither a UFO witness nor a UFO
He was Dr. Albert B. Focke, a scientist working on the cosmic ray
detection experiment which was located at Mt. Palomar. Dr. Focke was
chief scientist of the Naval Electronics Laboratory in San Diego (I
don't know if he was such in 1949), and he was later chief scientist at
Point Magu Naval Missile Test Center. I know Dr. Focke's son, who
unfortunately does not know anything about the Mt. Palomar events.
Maxwell Roll #7, page 907-953.
| Page ID
| Roll Description
|| Maxwell Blue Book 7
| Document Code