Form: 97 Initial Report
Date: 22, April 2005 22:05:09 -0500
From: Francis Ridge <>
Subject: Rocket-Like Probe seen Nr Newburgh, IN, March 4, 1950
Cat: 2

An Evansville Police Department Identification Officer reported to the FBI Field Office at Indianapolis, that a friend reported sighting an object near Newburg (sic), Indiana, at approximately 9 PM. The "rocket" appeared to be 10 or 12 inches in diameter traveling at rate of speed of an aircraft approximately 15 feet above and flying parallel to the ground. The man was driving east approximately two miles east of the junction of Indiana State Hwy 66 and 261 north of Newburgh, when he observed an object he believed to be a rocket at a distance of approximately 50-75 yards in front of his automobile. This object was flying across the highway in a northerly direction. He did not see any flames but he did see some smoke being emitted from the object.