Date: 20 Feb 2006 9:31 PM
From: Tom DeMary
Subject: 23 Documents on Rogue River, Oregon,  Incident, May 24, 1949, MAXW-PBB5-863-890
To: Francis Ridge <> 

The following pdf files contains all of the resized Project Blue Book documents below and are now housed on the NICAP site for security reasons.
The original over-sized docs from the site are listed below:
I just found 23 pages of the Rogue River case misfiled with another case in the Blue Book Archive. Some pages from the case are filed at their correct date (24 May 1949) and these pages are already indexed in the's summary of the case.

beginning with:
then MAXW-PBB5-890-895
These pages are intermingled with the 24 March 1949 file for Bend, Oregon. Some of the contents are probably quoted in Maccabee's paper on Rogue River, but above pages are part of the original source. They are light, but readable. Pardon me if this is old news.

First set: Rogue River near Gold Beach, Oregon, 5/24/49
insert 8 March 2009 update

Dan Wilson wrote:
Earlier in the month three disc-shaped objects were observed and described as:
Circular and flat, appearance of a pancake.

May 2, 1949. Elko, Nevada (BBU)
11:40 a.m. CAA radio operator Mr. Small using field glasses saw 3 flying discs 30 ft diameter at 14,000 ft moving (heading?) SW at 300-400 mph make a left turn and depart ahead of a United airliner taking off from Elko airport. (FOIA; FUFOR Index) 3-4 mins

May 2, 1949. Elko, Nevada (BBU)
Time: 1015 PST
Observer: Mr. Marvin Leroy Small, Airplane Communicator, CAA
Number of objects: Three
Altitude: 14,000 feet
Shape: Circular and flat, appearance of a pancake
Color: Appearance of oxidized aluminum
Speed: 250 - 300 MPH
Direction of travel: Southwest veering to south southwest
Maneuvers: Straight flight for approximately 2 minutes, objects then veered
                    left and appeared to accelerate, tilted.
Comments: Interview indicated that Marvin Small considered truthful and