Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 14:49:44 -0500
From: Francis Ridge <>
Subject: Aug. 6, 1962 Memorandum for Congressional Inquiry Division Says Object A Bolide
Cat: 9

Aug. 6 letter from SAF Maj. C. R. Hart says object was identified as a bolide:
The April 18th, 1962 event noted by Mr. Marbut was thoroughly investigated by the Air Force because of the unusual amount of public interest as well as the scientific potential. Depositions were taken from several well regarded individuals......Detailed study of the depositions have led to the conclusion that the object was a "bolide" that exploded as it neared the surface of the earth......Lt. Colonel Robert Friend and Dr. J. Allen Hynek conducted the investigation for the Air Force. Detailed reports are on file in this office.

Page ID (PID)  MISC-PBB2-1112
Collection  Other Official Microfilm
Roll Description  Misc Blue Book Files Roll 2
Document Code  N/A