The Washington National Sightings

A CIA memo, following the wave of sightings over Washington, DC, in July 1952, illustrates the serious nature of the UFO problem. 

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

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Declassified by 058375
date 20 APR 1977

                                                                                        JUL 29 1952 

                                MEMORANDUM FOR:           Deputy Director/Intelligence  

                                 SUBJECT:                    Recent Sightings of Unexplained Objects  

                              In the past  several weeks a number of radar and visual 
                        sightings of unidentified aerial objects have been reported. 
                        Although this office has maintained a continuing review of 
                        such reported sightings during the past three years, a special 
                        study group has been formed to review this subject to date. 
                        O/CI will participate in this study with OSI and a report 
                        should be ready about 15 August. 

                                                                          RALPH L. CLARK 
                                                                       Acting Assistant Director 
                                                                          Scientific Intelligence 

                       OSI:FCD:RLC/mtw (28 July 52)  
                                  Opns/SI - 3 ; Chrono; Daily Reading File, 'Flying Saucer" File  
                                  AD/SI -2  

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