LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 17 (INS)
Flying Saucers in the area of the Nevada
site, where important new atomic tests are in progress,
were reported Thursday.
An Air Force technical sergeant and four
civilian workers at the Nellis Air Force Base, near Las Vegas,
they saw 18 circular objects flying an easterly course
carried them over or very close to the test site.
Those who reported seeing the objects
Orville Lawson, Rudy Toncer, sheet metal shop foreman, and
shop workers R.K. Van Houtin, Edward Gregory and Charles
The objects went by at 12:05 p.m. Van
saw them first and then called attention of the others to
The men watched the saucers for about 30
(Reference: The Salt Lake Tribune, Friday Morning, April
1952 - Nevada Proving Ground
||17:30 15 April 1952 (GMT)
09:30 15 April 1952 (local)
||Nevada Test Site (NTS), Area 7
|Test Height and Type:
||1109 Foot Airdrop from B-50
This device also used the Ranger Able U-235 core in a Mk
test device (weight 10,500 lb).
Note: Official fallout maps show the radioactive debris
from Test Baker on April 15, 1952, swirled around
days and was still in the area of the Nevada Test
April 17, 1952.
A part of the fallout cloud moved to the
southwest and was over Yuma, Arizona on April 17, 1952.
here on April 17 and 18, 1952, UFOs were reported.