The unidentified object was sighted at 1135 DST over Sandy
Hook, New Jersey, Monday September 10th. The object was
round and flat or discus-shaped, 30-50 feet in diameter, at
approximately 8000 feet in altitude, speed calculated at 35 miles in
two minutes, and disappeared out to sea. The observers, 1st Lt. Wilbert
S. Rogers and Major Ezra Ballard , Jr., were in a T-33 jet at
20,000 feet altitude over Point Pleasant, New Jersey, at 450 MPH
increasing to 500 MPH.
Signed Wilbert S. Rogers
1st Lt. USAF
SUBJECT: Reporting of Information on Unconventional Aircraft
TO: Commanding General
Air Material Command
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
1. The following report is in accordance with ADC Letter 200-1,
of Information on Unconventional Aircraft:
a. The unidentified object which was sighted at about 1135
September 10th was round and flat in shape. The size of
unconventional object is estimated to be the size of a fighter or
bomber, 30-50 feet in diameter. Only one object was sighted and
or trail was observed at any time. The estimated speed of
calculated by distance of 35 miles in ten minutes. Only
was the object seen edgewise and it appeared definitely discus-
rest of the time it was in a port turn, disappearing as it
went out to
b. Time of observation was between 1135 and 1140 DST. Dur-
the observation was about two minutes.
c. The manner of observation was visual. The object was
from an Air Force T-33 which was on a routine training flight
Air Force Base. The T-33 was cruising at 20,000 feet making
450 miles per hour when the object was sighted at least
below at eleven o'clock position. After making a gradual 120
descending turn to 17,000' the T-33 was going over 500
hour when the object disappeared out to sea.
d. The observers were above and due south of the object when
first sighted. Observer plane was over Point Pleasant and the
over Sandy Hook, N.J. when it was first sighted. The object
southwest over Red Bank and started a gradual port turn to about
degrees, crossing just south of Point Pleasant and disappearing out to
e. The observers were 1st Lt Wilbert S. Rogers and Major
Jr. Both men are experienced fighter pilots.
f. Weather ceiling for Mitchell Air Force Base at 1:30,
September was 20,000 and seven mile visibility. Pilot reports
point of sighting object.
g. No meteorological conditions which might account for the
h. No photographs were possible.
i. Observer turned to chase the object but could not stay
j. Local aircraft airborne during the observation is unknown.
WILBERT S. ROGERS
1st Lt USAF
Air Defense Command
Ent Air Force Base
Colorado Springs, Colorado
ATTN: Director of Intelligence