From: Robert Powell <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:18:25 -0500
Subject: Conference on Green Fireball Problem at Los Alamos, Jan. 16, 1949
To: Fran Ridge <>

The following pdf file contains the testimony of the individuals who took part in this conference, now on file at NICAP:.

detailed on pages 23-53 of

In attendance were representatives from the Fourth Army, Armed Forces Special Weapons Project; the Univer sity of New Mexico; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; University of California; U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; Geo physical Research Division, Air Material Command, USAF; and the Office of Special Investigations (IG), USAF. Of these represen tatives, three names were well known. There was Dr. Lincoln La Paz of the University of New Mexico; Dr. Edward Teller, scientist who would later become known as the "father of the Hbomb" for his significant contribution to the development of that ghastly weapon; and Dr. Joseph Kaplan, world renown authority on the physics of the upper atmosphere.

This offshoot of the conference was the Project TWINKLE, scheme to gain more accurate information on any more "peculiar meteors" by establishing number of cinetheodolite stations to film anything unusual in the atmosphere, especially fast moving objects.