Date:      February 23, 2016
From:     Rich Vitello
May 10, 1952, Employees of the DuPont Company, Savannah River Plant, Ellenton, South Carolina
Source:   UFOs A History,  Gross Report 271, pages 75 and 76
Distr.      Fran Ridge, CE, A-Team

"Atomic spies?"

A security information message forwarded from South Carolina via the Federal Bureau of Investigation, alerted the Air Force to some activity in the Ellenton area. The information furnished stated:

"At approximately 2245 hours May 10, 1952, four employees of the DuPont Company, employed at the Savannah River Plant, Ellenton, South Carolina, saw four disc shaped objects approach the 400 area from the south, disappearing in a northerly direction "At approximately 2305 hours, the same employees saw two similar objects approach from the south and disappear in a northerly direction.  "At approximately 2310 hours, one similar object approached from the northeast and disappeared in a southwesterly direction. One more object sighted about 2315 hours traveling from south to north Employees described objects as being about fifteen inches in diameter, having yellow to gold color
A-l of these objects were traveling at a high rate of speed and at high altitude without any noise. "Eighth object approached the 400 area from northeast; was traveling at altitude so low it had to rise to pass over some tall tanks in 400 area.  This object was also flying at high rate of speed and was noiseless.  "Witnesses stated that they observed objects weaving from left to right but seemed to hold general course; also stated that due to speed and altitude they were only visible for a few seconds.  "The Atomic Energy Commission in Washington was advised."271

The disturbing thing about this incident is that of all the areas in South Carolina, UFO's were being reported swooping over a Hydrogen Bomb factory. We could ask the same question posed back in December 1950 by a local Ellenton newspaper which asked if UFO reports in the area indicated the presence
of aerial "spies."