This sighting is from a collection of Keyhoe letters collected and
retyped by Ted Bloecher....Ted bugged Keyhoe to bring in his letters
from home and retyped them for the NICAP files. In addition
Ted went through the files and retyped any letters he found directed to
Keyhoe. Here is one below.
Rebecca LeTourneau retyped this up for us.
Copy of Witness' letter to Major Keyhoe, dated Jan. 27, 1961:
Jan. 27, 1961
Major Donald E. Keyhoe, U.S.M.C., Ret.
Dear Major Keyhoe:
May I say that I believe we have met
before. It seems to me that I met you
and Mrs. Keyhoe at a social function in
Detroit, probably in 1950 or 1951.
. . In any event, my object in writing
you was to first offer my thanks as
an interested and avid fan of yours. I
haven't missed an article or release
under your name. Secondly, I want to
relate my personal sighting of UFO's.
During the period from 1948 to 1950, I
was employed as a technician for the
Atomic Energy Commission at Los Alamos,
New Mexico. During the month of
May, 1949, the following event took
place. About 10:30 AM, during a week
day, my attention was attracted by a
group of men outside the laboratory in
which I was working. Joining them I
looked skyward and at an altitude of
approx. 9,000 ft. I observed 13 saucer
shaped objects in a perfect straight
line formation. During this observation
period of about forty five minutes,
several of the objects would suddenly
leave this formation and with a
tremendous burst of speed climb to what
I think was about 20,000 ft.
During this sighting, (witnessed by
hundreds of residents and workers, also
school children) may I add this
observance. The atmosphere was clear, not a
cloud in the sky and visibility
unlimited. Our oldest children who were
eleven and twelve at that time, related
this event in a school report when
we returned to California from this
base. They were called liars. Rather
than have them ridiculed, I asked them
not to mention it again. I have
served as Sr. Engineer in charge of
static testing the 2nd stage of the
"Minute Man" missile besides other
programs and I think I have the
technical ability to make such an
observation and report it as seen.
Everyone making these observations in
the past, including myself, must
either be stupid or our military
personnel must have very good reasons for
their denial of these stories. I feel
it is about time that the Air Force
should get off the fence and choose
sides. Isn't there a solution?
Just couldn't resist dropping you a
letter after reading the enclosed
article. Please excuse my rusty typing
and drop me a line when you have the
E. M. (Ernie) Hunt
(s) Ernie Hunt
1503 Monterey Rd.
South Pasadena, California
P. O. Box 391
Canterbury, CT 06331