Form: 97 BB
Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 22:52:22 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Statements on UFO sighting over Sandy Hook, NJ
Cat: 11
To: Francis Ridge <nicap@insightbb.com>




The following pdf file contains all of the resized Project Blue Book documents below and is now housed on the NICAP site for security reasons.

http://www.nicap.org/docs/MAXW-PBB8-1511-12.pdf

The transcriptions and original over-sized docs from the Blue Book site are listed below:


Statements on a sighting of an unidentified object over Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on September 10, 1951. Text transcripts are provided after the document images. 
 
1st Lt. Wilbert S. Rogers, USAF
Major E. Ballard Jr., USAF
 
http://www.bluebookarchive.org/page.aspx?PageCode=MAXW-PBB8-1511

http://www.bluebookarchive.org/page.aspx?PageCode=MAXW-PBB8-1512


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S T A T E M E N T


                                                                                                      17 September 1951


               While participating in a training flight from Dover AFB, Deleware to
          Mitchel AFB, New York, over Asbury Park, New Jersey, I sighted an unidenti-
          fied object over Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  I was pilot of a T-33 type air-
          craft, cruising at 20,0000 feet, making good a 450 mph.  At the time of
          sighting of the object, Major Ballard was making a position report to Sam
          Worth, Controller. While Major Ballard was making his position report, I
          started timing the object from the time I saw it and followed it in a
          descending turn to the left.  About 45 seconds after I first sighted the
          object, I called Major Ballard and pointed out the object to him.  The
          object continued a port turn, disappearing out to sea south of Asbury Park,
          N. J.  From the time I first sighted the object until it disappeared, two
          minutes elapsed, with the object covering a distance of about 35 miles.

               The size of the object was approximately that of a fighter plane, 30
          to 50 feet in diameter.  The object was silver or metallic in color, had
          no markings, exhibitted no exhaust or trail.  Most of the time during which
          I had the object in sight, it appeared to be circular in shape, however,
          at one time I saw it edgewise where it gave a flat appearance.  The design
          of the object could be said to be identical to a discus as is used in track
          events.  I could not say whether or not the object was spinning.  Through-
          out the time of my observation, the object was to my left and considerably
          below our altitude.  When first sighted I would guess that it was between
          5 and 8,000 feet over Sandy Hook, as is noted on the attached map.  It
          appeared to be descending when I first saw it at Sandy Hook and appeared
          to level out in flight just north of Red Bank, New Jersey and continued
          on at the same altitude until it disappeared.  At the point of our first
          sighting of the object, I started a descending 360 degree turn to the left
          from 20,000 feet to 17,000 feet, gaining airspeed from 450 mph to 550 mph
          on a course paralleling that of the object until it was lost from sight.

               In our training and daily practice as intercept pilots, we must note
          accurately the times at which the object of the interception is first
          sighted.  I did this automatically when I first sighted the object over
          Sandy Hook and noted the time to be approximately 1135 EDT, 10 September 1951.
          Although we were on a direct course for the destination of Mitchael AFB at
          20,000 feet at the time of the sighting, I was so amazed at the speed of
          the object that I immediately started the turn to the left and waited for
          Major Ballard to get through with the radio conversation he was having with
          Sam Worth so I could point the object out to him.  As soon as he completed
          the radio check in, I called the object to his attention and we both watched
          it make a 90 degree turn to the left and kept it under observation together
          while it covered approximately  20 miles and disappeared out to sea.  The ob-
          ject appeared to be banking as its course described a gradual 90 degree turn
          to the left.


          A CERTIFIED TRUE COPY:

          J. L. HUDELSON                                               s/t/  WILBERT S. ROGERS
          Major, USAF                                                             1st Lt., USAF

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                                                                                                      17 September 1951


               Lt. Rogers pointed out the object to me. I sighted the object
          near Freeport, N.J. The object was in a bank to the left, turning
          to approximately 120 degrees. I saw the object was round and silver
          in color. Lt. Rogers continued a port turn and I lost sight of the
          object as it disappeared out to sea.


          A CERTIFIED TRUE COPY:

          J. L. HUDELSON                                               s/t/  E. BALLARD JR.
          Major, USAF                                                             Major, USAF

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