1952 - The Second Wave
An Intensified Survey

In addition, the Air Force Special Weapons Command was established at Kirtland in 1949 and was redesignated the Air Force Special Weapons Center in 1952 to help develop advanced nuclear weapons. 

1952/4/30  8:30  2  106:22:0W  35:4:0N  3333  NAM USA NMX  7 6 
TIJERAS CANYON,NM:PROFESSOR:SML SLVR SCR HVRS:GOES SLOWLY >N INTO CLOUD:NFD 
Ref# 85 LESLIE,D & ADAMSKI,G:FS HAVE LANDED: Page No. 64 DESERT 

1952/5/1  5:30  2  119:18:0W  47:8:0N  3333  NAM USA WSH  6 7 
MOSES LAKE,WA:2 AEC MEN:WINGLESS SLVR UFO S/L FOR 1.5min:SHAPE UNK:NFD 
Ref# 185 BERLINER,DON: The BLUEBOOK UNKNOWNS  Page No. 8 TOWN &CITY 

1952/5/10  15:0  15  106:4:0W  32:20:0N  3333  NAM USA NMX  7 8 
KIRTLAND AFB,NM:AF COL+1:SLVR SCR >NE/5min:2nd SAME FLIPS+FLIPS >NE:/BBK REPt 
Ref# 136 GROSS,L.:UFOs a HISTORY-1952/6 books Book # 1  Page 76 MIL. BASE 

1952/5/10  22:50  30  81:40:0W  33:15:0N  3333  NAM USA SCR  8 8 
S/ELLENTON,SC:BBK#1198:8 SML SCRS/SAVANNAH H-BOMB PLANT:1>SW:1>N:/r136#1p75 
Ref# 195 FLYING SAUCER REVIEW: (London)       Volume 35 Issue 2 MIL. BASE

Report - May 10, 1952; South Carolina; UFO Incident at Savannah River (AEC) Plant 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 
28 May 1952 
1:45-2:40 p.m. 
Witnesses: Two city fire department employees. Two circular objects--one shiny silver and the other orange or light brown-- were seen three times performing fast maneuvers. 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 
5 June 1952 
6:45 p.m. 
Witness: S/Sgt T.H. Shorey. 
One shiny round object flew 5-6 times as fast as an F-86 jet fighter for 6 seconds. 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 
7 June 1952 
11:18 a.m. 
Witnesses: Crew of B-25 bomber #8840 at 11,500'. One rectangular aluminum object, about 6'x4', flew 250-300' below the B-25. 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 
8 June 1952 
10:50 a.m. 
Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Markland. 
Four shiny objects flew straight and level in a diamond formation. 

Report 1952/6/21  23:0  15  84:18:0W  36:0:0N  3333  NAM USA TNS  6 10 
OAK RIDGE,TN:RDR+GOC+AIR OBS:20cm NLT ovr AEC SITE:ELUDES F47:8km ALT:BLINKS 
Ref# 29 RUPPELT,E.J.:The REPORT ON UFOS.     Page No. 43 MIL. BASE 

1952/6/23  3:30  1  84:16:20W  35:59:40N  3333  NAM USA TNS  7 6 
OAK RIDGE,TN:1 OBS:BULLET OBJ TRAILS BURNT ORG SMOKE/30sec+:S/L FLITE 
Ref# 185 BERLINER,DON: The BLUEBOOK UNKNOWNS  Page No. 11 MIL. BASE 

1952/6/28  13:20  1  106:38:0W  35:2:0N  3333  NAM USA NMX  7 7 
nr KIRTLAND AFB,NM:2 SCRS SEEN 30sec/2 OBS:1 >E,OTHER >SSE:INSTANT ACCEL. 
Ref# 0 HYNEK,J:UFO EXPERIENCE:A Sci.Inquiry Page No. 69 MIL. BASE 

Report 1952/7/5  6:0  10  119:30:0W  46:32:0N  3333  NAM USA WSH  7 9 
HANFORD,WA:4 PILOTS:SCR 2.7km OVR ATOMIC PLANT:CHANGES SHAPE:/r242p38 
Ref# 210 The APRO BULLETIN. (J & C Lorenzen)  Volume 1 Issue 2 MIL. BASE 

1952/7/12  0:0  10  119:33:0W  46:35:0N  3331  NAM USA WSH  7 9 
HANFORD,WA:2 YEL GLOBES OVR AEC FACILITY:AF INVESTIGN CONFIRMS:/r95v5#3 
Ref# 195 FLYING SAUCER REVIEW: (London)       Volume 35 Issue 2 MIL. BASE 

1952/7/22  10:50  25  106:21:0W  35:48:0N  3333  NAM USA NMX  7 8 
SSW/LOS ALAMOS,NM:BBK#1538:UID:ATC++:LARGE VFAST UFOS:SUDDEN TURNS+REVERSALS: 
Ref# 136 GROSS,L.:UFOs a HISTORY-1952/6 books Book # 3  Page 5 DESERT 

Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 
26 July, 1952 
12:05 a.m. 
Witness: Airman lst Class J.M. Donaldson. 
Eight to ten orange balls in a triangular or V-formation flew very fast for 3-4  seconds. 

1952/7/29  10:0  10  106:17:20W  35:52:20N  3333  NAM USA NMX  8 10 
LOS ALAMOS CANYON,NM:6 SEP OBS:YEL UFO OVR BASE:JETS CHASE+VICE VERSA:E>>W 
Ref# 55 HYNEK,J.A.: THE HYNEK UFO REPORT     Page No. 61 IN-FLIGHT 

1952/7/30  0:20  15  106:35:0W  35:2:0N  3333  NAM USA NMX  7 9 
KIRTLAND AFB,NM:BBK#1637?:2 SEP MIL OBS:ODD NLT:2 SEP.RDRS CANT PLOT IT. 
Ref# 136 GROSS,L.:UFOs a HISTORY-1952/6 books Book # 3  Page 63 MIL. BASE 

Report - September, 1952; Operation Mainbrace Sightings Ruppelt's version Sightings in the North Sea area/military exercise 

1952/11/12  22:20  16  106:17:40W  35:52:0N  3333  NAM USA NMX  6 7 
LOS ALAMOS,NM:BBK#2219:UID:4 OBJS >>N/RESTRICTED AIRSPACE:BLINK+GLOW:NO RDR 
Ref# 136 GROSS,L.:UFOs a HISTORY-1952/6 books Book # 6  Page 19 MIL. BASE 

1952/11/21  18:20  1  81:52:0W  33:16:0N  3333  NAM USA GRG  4 7 
SAVANNAH R. AEC,GA:2 OBS:RED FBL PASSES OVR H-BOMB PLANT:SEEN 30s:>>SSE 
Ref# 136 GROSS,L.:UFOs a HISTORY-1952/6 books Book # 6  Page 35 MIL. BASE 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 
27 November 1952 
12:10 p.m. 
Witnesses: Pilot and crew chief of UAAF B-26 bomber. 
A series of black smoke bursts (4-3-3-4-3), similar to antiaircraft fire, was seen over a 20 minute period.C. 12:30 a.m. Witnesses: radar 

1952/12/10  19:20  15  118:41:40W  47:19:20N  3333  NAM USA WSH  8 8 
ODESSA+HANFORD,WA:F94S+GND+AIR RDRs:LRG WHT OBJ:PINK PORTHs:FAST 180ÝTURNS 
Ref# 37 CONDON,Dr Edward: SCIENTIFIC STUDY.. Page No. 140 IN-FLIGHT  

Report - December 10, 1952; Washington, DC. Hanford AEC Plant, RV 

 1953-1956 : A Continued Watch

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