Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 16:54:01 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: Jan 16, 1951; Artesia, New Mexico.
To: Francis Ridge <>

Jan. 16, 1951; Artesia, New Mexico. Time unknown. Witnesses: Two members of a balloon project from the General Mills . Aeronautical Research Laboratory, the manager of the Artesia Airport, and three pilots. The balloon crew was observing their 110' balloon at an altitude of 112,000' when a dull white, round object was spotted. It appeared larger than the balloon, but made no movement. Later, the balloon crew and the others saw two objects from the airport; flying side-by-side, they circled the balloon and flew away to the northeast. The second observation lasted about 40 seconds. Note: there is confusion over the date of this case, with some USAF records showing it as 1952; however, 1951 appears to be correct.
Jan. 16, 1951; Artesia, New Mexico
Case Missing from Project Blue Book Files
Page ID (PID) : MAXW-PBB8-847
Collection : Maxwell Blue Book
Roll Description : Project Blue Book Roll 8
Frame  847