Muroc AFB Incident
Muroc, California
July 8, 1947


Series of sightings over MUROC AFB and Rogers Dry Lake, secret test base, California: 
 

Morning:    Two spherical or disc-like UFOs joined by a third object. (XII) Crew  of technicians saw white-aluminum UFO with distinct oval outline descending, moving against wind, (II). 

Afternoon: Thin "metallic" UFO climbed, dove, oscillated over field, also seen by test pilot in vicinity. (XII) F-51 pilot watched a flat object "of light-reflecting nature" pass above his plane. No known aircraft were in the area. (XII)

Section II: Technicians at Secret Test Base Observe Mechanical UFO 

At Muroc AFB (now Edwards AFB) and adjacent Rogers Dry Lake, scientists and engineers test and develop the latest aircraft, including secret projects. Although familiar with anything that flies, the base technical personnel had no explanation for the UFOs which maneuvered over the area July 8, 1947. Twice that morning, disc-shaped objects were observed cavorting overhead. Then about 11:50 AM, a crew of technicians at Rogers saw a round white, apparently metallic object descending, moving west northwest against the wind. They observed thick projections on top which crossed each other at intervals, suggesting either rotation or oscillation. In their official report they stated: 

"It was man-made, as evidenced by the outline and functional appearance." (5) 

Source: The UFO Evidence, page 130

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