Form: 97BB
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 18:44:35 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: July 8, 1947, Area #3 Rogers Dry Lake, Calif.
Cat. 1
Ref: Other documents - Project 1947
To: Francis Ridge <nicap@insightbb.com>

11:50 a.m.-12 noon. AAF experimental test pilot Capt. John Paul Strapp, Mr. Lenz from Wright Field and 2 others in an observation truck at Area 3 of Rogers Dry Lake for a P-82 ejection seat test saw a round silver or aluminum-white object at first thought to be a parachute, about 25 ft wide, falling from a height below the 20,000 ft of the test aircraft at 3x the rate for an ejection seat test, drifting horizontally toward Mt. Wilson (to the S) at less than 50-80 mph, which when close to horizon appeared to have an oval outline with 2 thick fins or knobs on the upper surface which seemed to rotate or oscillate, no propellers, slowly disappearing below the mountain tops in the distance after 90 secs.
 
Witnesses: Strapp, Mr. Lenz, and two others.

Time: 11:50
Observer: Capt. John Paul Strapp, sitting in observation truck
Number of objects: One
Time in sight: 90 seconds
Altitude: Lower than 20,000
Speed: Slower than the minimum velocity 50-80 aircraft
Cloor: Silver
Shape: Resembled a parachute at first then assumed ovular shape
 
   Four other witnesses sitting in the observation truck observed the object and made remarks about.
 
  One of the observers was Mr. Lens, Civilian, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio
 
 
http://www.bluebookarchive.org/page.aspx?PageCode=MAXW-PBB2-1108
 
 
 
PAGE INFO
Page ID (PID) :  MAXW-PBB2-1108
Collection :  Maxwell Blue Book
Roll Description :  Project Blue Book Roll 2
   
 
Frames  1108 - 1109