Form: 97 BB
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 09:49:47 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Air Intelligence Information Report, Sept 10, 1951, Sandy Hook
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/NARA-PBB89-1207-08.pdf

The original over-sized docs from the Blue book site are listed below text:

Text transcripts are provided after the document images.
  
AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT
 
REPORT NO. IR-3-51E
 
On 10 September 1951, Major Ballard and Lt. Rogers of the 148th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, spotted an unidentifed object over Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
 
On the same date a radar station at Ft. Monmouth reported two targets that were unidentified, traveling over 700 mph, and giving returns that could not be explained as being equipment malfunction, anomalous propagation, or anything but an actual target as described in attached report.
  
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Bruce K. Baumgardner
Lt. Colonel, USAF
Director of Intelligence 
 
 
http://www.bluebookarchive.org/page.aspx?PageCode=NARA-PBB89-1207

http://www.bluebookarchive.org/page.aspx?PageCode=NARA-PBB89-1208


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          SUBJECT:  UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT

          DATE OF REPORT: 21 SEPTEMBER 1951


              On 10 September, Major Ballard and Lt. Rogers were participating in a
          training flight from Dover AFB, Delaware to Mitchel AFB, New York (Direct),
          when they spotted an unidentified object over Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

               The time was 1135 EDT, and the weather was CAVU.  When spotted, the object
          was at an estimated altitude of 5,000 feet.  Flying at 10,000 feet the pilot
          immediately made a diving turn in his T-33 and followed and timed the object
          until it disappeared two minutes later.

               Both pilots observed the strange object, which appeared to be the size of
          an F-86 but much faster (900+ mph), disc-shaped, steady in flight with no
          visible means of propulsion, and shiny silver in color.

               At 1110 EDT a radar station at Ft. Monmouth plotted an unidentified, high
          speed (above 700 mph) object in approximately the same location.

               This headquarters has no information regarding natural phenomena, experi-
          mental aircraft or guided missiles that could have caused the observation.

               Request USAF evaluation of incident be furnished this headquarters.



                                                                                 BRUCE K. BAUMGARDNER
                                                                                 Lt. Colonel, USAF
                                                                                 Director of Intelligence

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              On 10 September, Major Ballard and Lt. Rogers of the 148th Fighter Interceptor
          Squadron, spotted an unidentified object over Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  Their T-33
          was at 20,000 feet, the object was well below, heading southwest.  Lt. Rogers was
          first to sight the object (1135 EDT) since Major Ballard was making a position
          report

               Lt. Rogers followed the object in a diving turn to the left descending to an
          altitude of about 16,000 fet with the object about 8,000 feet below and to the
          right of the aircraft.  Thereafter he tried to keep a course paralleling, but above,
          that of the object.

               As soon as Major Ballard completed his radio report he was notified of the
          strange object.  Both watched it make a 90 degree turn to the left and kept it under
          observation together while it covered approximately 20 miles before it disappeared
          out to sea.  (Refer to statements of pilots and map)

               Lt. Rogers, in control of the T-33, had the object in sight for about two
          minutes with the object covering a distance of about 35 miles; Major Ballard had the
          object in sight for less than a minute.  As to the weather and description of the
          object see attached statements.

               On the same date a radar station at Ft. Monmouth reported two targets that
          were unidentified, traveling over 700 mph, and giving returns that could not be
          explained as being equipment malfunction, anomalous propagation, or anything but
          an actual target as described in the attached report.  However, the possibility
          exists that the news item reporting the observation by the fighter pilots could
          could have caused the imaginations of the radar observers to run wild.  This is con-
          sidered remote in view of the number of observers witnessing the scope returns
          and the fact that four such incidents are reported in two days.  However, the
          possibility is being investigated and results will be submitted upon receipt.


                                                                                     BRUCE K. BAUMGARDNER
                                                                                     LT. Colonel, USAF
                                                                                     Director of Intelligence

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