Utah UFO Color Film
July 2, 1952
One frame from the Utah film showing maneuvering discs.
NICAP UFO Evidence::
Warrant Officer D.C. Newhouse, USN, obtained 16 mm
color movies of a group of UFOs which he and his wife
observed visually near Tremonton, Utah. At relatively
close range, UFOs appeared flat and circular "shaped
like two saucers, one inverted on top of the other." Mr.
Newhouse unpacked his Bell and Howell Automaster camera,
with 3-inch telephoto lens, from the trunk of his car
and obtained about 1200 frames of the UFOs on Daylight
Kodachrome film. During the filming, Mr. Newhouse
changed the iris stop of the camera from f/8 to f/16.
The film was submitted to Navy authorities, who
forwarded it to the Air Force at ATIC in Dayton, Ohio,
where it was studied for several months. According to
Mr. Newhouse, frames of the movie showing a single UFO
moving away over the horizon (hence providing some
ranging information) were missing when the film was
returned. The hypothesis that the objects were out of
focus sea gulls was considered by the Air Force, but
could neither be confirmed nor denied. The report of
Photogrammetric analysis by Dr. Robert M.L. Baker, Jr.,
Douglas Aircraft Corporation (which included a study of
the 1950 Montana film) also examined this possibility.
He states: "The motion of the objects is not exactly
what one would expect from a flock of soaring birds (not
the slightest indication of a decrease in brightness due
to periodic turning with the wind or flapping)." Dr.
Baker reports that no definite conclusion could be
reached, but "the evidence remains rather contradictory
and no single hypothesis of a natural phenomenon yet
suggested seems to completely account for the UFO
Source: UFO EVIDENCE, NICAP, 1964, page 88
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