Form 97-BB
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 16:12:44 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: July 8, 1947, Muroc Field, California
Category: 1
Ref: Other documents - Project 1947
To: Francis Ridge <>

Noon. Others witnesses (Black?) independently, including Muroc CO Col. Signa A. Gilkey and engineer Major Richard R. Shoop and wife saw from a different location 5-8 miles away to the N [?] the apparently same falling object, thin metallic aluminum colored and the size of a pursuit aircraft [50 ft?], reflecting sunlight and oscillating, descend to ground level, then rise again and move slowly off in the distance for a total of 8 mins. No sound or trail. [See sightings at Muroc earlier and later in the day and previous day.] 8-mins. (FOIA; Vallée Magonia 60)

Statement by Major Richard R. Shoop
Statement by Col. Gilkey, CO of Muroc Army Air Field
Date: 8 July 1947
Time: Approximately noon
Name of observer: Major Richard R. Shoop
Number of Objects: One
Time in sight: Eight minutes
Speed: Slowly
Size: Pursuit plane
Color: Aluminum colored surface 
Shape: Unconventional shape
Page ID (PID) :  USAF-SIGN1-19
Collection :  Project Sign
Roll Description :  Project Sign Roll 1
Frames  19 - 23