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THE CUFONSM 1952 CIA UFO-RELATED DOCUMENT SAMPLER

This is the second installment of the recently released CIA UFO-related documents. This file contains the text of all eye-witness reports that were included in the 1000 pages CIA study (declassified in 1993).

INFORMATION REPORT NO. SO 57499x

COUNTRY: USSR (Uzbek SSR)
DATE DISTR. Feb. 11, 1952
HEADLINE: "Light Phenomena East of Tashkent"

NO. OF PAGES: 1
DATE OF SIGHTING: May - September 1947
REPORT NO SO-49149x

l. During the period from May to September 1947 three light phenomena happening at intervals of about 15 minutes were seen almost every night between 9 and 10 p.m. local time. The phenomena were watched from the PW camp in Pakhta Aral, about 50 km southwest of Tashkent (41deg.18min.N/69deg.15min.E) Uzbek S.S.R., in an east-southeasterly direction.

2. A darkened ball of fire was seen first; after about six seconds it reached the apex of a long-drawn out trajectory. During this time, the ball had developed a trail of fire. Its color, which was bright red at the apex point, changed color from pale green to white. Smoke trails, noises, or detonations were not noticed.

3. The distance of the trajectory from the point of observation was estimated at 60 to 30 km. * The trajectory ran approximately from southwest to northeast; its length to the apex, which was from 5,000 to 12,000 meters high, was estimated at about 80 km. At the apex the ball of fire seemed about one-fifth the diameter of the full moon.

* Field Comment: The measurements stated with respect to the trajectory must be received with reserve. It must be considered that neither the discharge nor the noise developed by the projectile were heard. For trajectory of phenomena see annex.

**Washington Comment: This is a re-interrogation of the informant of SO-49149x.

1 Annex: One sketch showing trajectory.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. OO-W-23602
INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS
COUNTRY: Belgian Congo
Date of SIGHTING: 1952
SUBJECT: Military; Scientific - Air
DATE of DISTRIBUTION: Aug. 6, 1952

PUBLISHED: Die Presse (Daily newspaper), Vienna, Austria
JOURNALIST: Fritz Sitte
PUBLICATION DATE: 29 Mar 1952
LANGUAGE German SUPPLEMENT TO

HEADLINE: "FLYING SAUCERS OVER BELGIAN CONGO URANIUM MINES"

Recently, two fiery disks were sighted over the uranium mines located in the southern part of the Belgian Congo in the Elizabethville district, east of the Luapula River which connects the Meru and Bangweolo lakes. The disks glided in elegant curves and changed their position many times, so that from below they sometimes appeared as plates, ovals, and simply lines. Suddenly, both disks hovered in one spot and then took off in a unique zigzag flight to the northeast. A penetrating hissing and buzzing sound was audible to the on-lookers below. The whole performance lasted from 10 to 12 minutes.

Commander Pierre of the small Elizabethville airfield immediately set out in pursuit with a fighter plane. On his first approach be came within about 120 meters of one of the disks. According to his estimates, the 'saucer" had a diameter of from 12 to 15 meters and was discus-shaped. The inner core remained absolutely still, and a knob coming out from the center and several small openings could plainly be seen. The outer rim was completely veiled in fire and must have had an enormous speed of rotation. The color of the metal was similar to that of aluminum.

The disks traveled in a precise and light manner, both vertically and horizontally. Changes in elevation from 800 to 1,000 meters could be accomplished in a few seconds; the disks often shot down to within 20 meters of the tree tops. Pierre did not regard it possible that the disk could be manned. Since the irregular speed as well as the heat would make it impossible for a person to stay inside the stable core. Pierre bad to give up pursuit after 15 minutes since both disks, with a loud whistling sound which he heard despite the noise of his own plane, disappeared in a straight line toward Lake Tanganyika. He estimated their speed at about 1,500 kilometers per hour.

Pierre is regarded as a dependable officer and a zealous flyer. He gave a detailed report to his superiors which, strangely enough, in many respects agreed with various results of research.

The sketch below shows the construction principle of the "flying saucers." The captions are, in part, purely conjecture based on reports by pilots who pursued the disks; in part, they were learned from secret research institutions. The central care contains the explosive (SP) and the installations for radar steerage (R). It has catapult knobs (KZ) and antennae (AN) as well as counter-pressure housing (GD). Around this core, a rim rotates which has jets (D) on its upper and lower side, plus fuel chambers (DB). The roller bearing is shown by the letter L. The launching occurs at a sharp angle in the manner of a discus throw; the revolutions per minute of the rim probably amount to 22,000. The jets on the bottom of the rim serve to propel the disk vertically upwards; lateral steerage results from switching on and off various jet groups.

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. OO-W-23682

INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS

COUNTRY: Germany DATE OF

INFORMATION 1952 SUBJECT Military; Scientific DATE: Aug. 1952

PUBLISHED: Daily Newspaper

WHERE
PUBLISHED Athens
DATE PUBLISHED: July 9, 1952
SOURCE I Kathimerini.
"FLYING SAUCERS IN EAST GERMANY"

Berlin, July -- Furnished with the sworn testimony of an eyewitness, Oscar Linke, a 48-year-old German and former mayor of Gleimershausen, West Berlin intelligence officers have begun investigating a most unusual "flying saucer" story. According to this story, an object "resembling a huge flying pan", and having a diameter of about 15 meters landed in a forest clearing in the Soviet Zone of Germany.

Linke recently escaped from the Soviet Zone along with his wife and six children.

Linke and his 11-year-old daughter, Gabriella, made the following sworn statement last week before a judge: "While I was returning to my home with Gabriella, a tire of my motorcycle blew out near the town of Hasselbach. While we were walking along toward Hasselbach, Gabriella pointed out something which lay at a distance of about 140 meters away from us. Since it was twilight, I thought that she was pointing at a young deer.

"I left my motorcycle near a tree and walked toward the spot which Gabriella had pointed out. When, however, I reached a spot about 55 meters from the object, I realized that my first impression had been wrong. What I had seen were two men who were now about 40 meters away from me. They seemed to be dressed in some shiny metallic clothing. They were stooped over and were looking at something lying on the ground.

"I approached until I was only about 10 meters from them. I looked over a small fence and then I noticed a large object whose diameter I estimated to be between 13 and 15 meters. It looked like a huge frying pan.

"There were two rows of holes on its periphery, about 30 centimeters in circumference. The space between the two rows was about 0.45 meters. On the top of this metal object was a black conical tower about 3 meters high.

"At that moment, my daughter, who had remained a short distance behind me, called me. The two men must have heard my daughter's voice because they immediately jumped on the conical tower and disappeared inside.

"I had previously noted that one of the men had a lamp on the front part of his body which lit up at regular intervals.

"Now, the side of the object on which the holes had been opened began to glitter. Its color seemed green but later turned to red. At the same time I began to bear a slight hum. While the brightness and hum increased, the conical tower began to slide down into the center of the object. The whole object then began to rise slowly from the ground and rotate like a top.

"It seemed to me as if it were supplied by the cylindrical plant which had gone down from the top of the object, through the center, and had now appeared from its bottom on the ground.

"The object, surrounded by a ring of flames, was now a certain number of feet above the ground.

I then noted that the whole object had risen slowly from the ground. The cylinder on which it was supported had now disappeared within its center and reappeared on the top of the object.

"The rate of climb had now become greater. "At the same time my daughter and I heard a whistling sound similar to that heard when a bomb falls.

"The object rose to a horizontal position, turned toward a neighboring town, and then, gaining altitude, it disappeared over the heights and forests in the direction of Stockheim."

Many other persons who live in the same area as Linke later related that they saw an object which they thought to be a comet. A shepherd stated that he thought that he was looking at a comet moving away at a low altitude from the height on which Linke stood.

After submitting his testimony to the judge, Linke made the following statement: "I would have thought that both my daughter and I were dreaming if it were not for the following element involved: When the object had disappeared, I went to the place where it bad been. I found a circular opening in the ground and it was quite evident that it was freshly dug. It was exactly the same shape as the conical tower. I was then convinced that I was not dreaming."

Linke continued, "I had never heard of the term 'flying saucer' before I escaped from the Soviet Zone into West Berlin. When I saw this object, I immediately thought that it was a new Soviet military machine.

"I confess that I was seized with fright because the Soviets do not want anyone to know about their work. Many persons have been restricted to their movements for many years in East Germany because they know too much."

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. OO-W-23759

INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS CD NO.
COUNTRY: Spain, Tunisia; French Morocco
DATE of INFORMATION: 1952
SUBJECT: Military - Unconventional Aircraft
DATE of DIST. Aug. 27, 1952
PUBLISHED: Daily newspapers
LOCATION of PUBLICATION: Tangier; Algiers
NO. OF PAGES: 2
PUBLICATION DATE: 22 May - 16 Jun 1952
LANGUAGE: Spanish, French SUPPLEMENT TO
REPORT NO.

SOURCE: Newspapers as indicated. "FLYING SAUCERS IN SPAIN AND NORTH AFRICA"

"SMOKE TRAILING OBJECT OVER BARCELONA -- Tangier, Espana, 22 May 52" Barcelona, 21 May -- As I crossed Jose Antonio Avenue on my way to the newspaper office, I saw a strange object flying at high speed from the direction of Prat Airport, about 2,000 meters above ground, and leaving a wide smoke trail. It did not look like an aircraft (neither Prat nor Sabadell airport admitted any knowledge of the object), and unlike the so-called flying saucers, it was proceeding in a straight line, without emitting flashes of light or revolving on an axis. The object seemed to me to be rocket-shaped, and the smoke came out of two points close together, merging into a single streak.

My colleagues at the office saw the smoke but not the object. Over Badalona, about 10 kilometers-away, the object stopped trailing smoke, disappeared for a few seconds, and reappeared, again emitting smoke, several kilometers farther away. The newspaper office was soon flooded with telephone calls from people who had seen the object. A friend of ours took the picture of the smoke trail. -- Valentin Garcia

The picture shows a diagonal stripe of diminishing width and lighter in shade than the sky over the dark bulk of a building cornice. It is attributed to Francisco Andreu. The caption says that the picture was taken "on 17 May," although the report is dated 21 May.

"UNUSUAL OBJECT OVER TUNISIA" -- Algiers, Echo d'Alger, 4 Jun 52

On 3 June, at about 2000 hours, many inhabitants of Sousse saw a flying object traveling at dizzy speed from west to east and emitting a pale green light. CIA REPORT NO>: OO-W-23759
"FLYING SAUCER OVER MEKNES, MOROCCO -- Algiers, Echo d'Alger, 11 Jun 52"

Two witnesses reported a flying saucer appearing above Meknes at 1300 hours on 7 June 1952. One of them said that he saw a bright light in the sky moving at lightning speed. He was able to compare its speed with that of some T-33 planes flying near the Meknes base, for they seemed very slow by comparison. The unknown apparatus emitted a white, trail of smoke and made no sound. It drew near, described a parabola in the sky, stopped, and then disappeared toward Ifrane in the south.

"FLAMING DISC ABOVE TAOUIRT, MOROCCO -- Algiers, Echo d'Alger, 16 Jun 52"

On the morning of 15 June 1952, a strange phenomenon appeared above Taourirt, French Morocco. For 30 seconds, dock workers saw a disc of white flames surrounded by two circular strands, with smoke trailing behind it. The fiery object, which seemed to move earthward, vanished rapidly.

"SAUCER OVER CASABLANCA -- Algiers, Journal d'Alger, 16 Jun 52"

After Meknes and Marrakech, Casablanca had it's flying saucer on 15 June 1952. It was observed by Andre Assorin, a former pilot. The Meteorological Bureau claims that is has not seen this unusual apparition above Casablanca.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. OO-W-23845

INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS

COUNTRY: French Morocco; French West Africa DATE of INFORMATION: 1952
SUBJECT Military - Unidentified aircraft
DATE DISTRIBUTED: Sept. 2, 1952
PUBLISHED: Daily newspapers
LOCATION of PUBLICATION: Dakar; Casablanca
NO. OF PAGES 2
DATE PUBLISHED: 12 - 18 Jul 1952
LANGUAGE: French
SOURCE: Newspapers as indicated.
"UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS OVER MOROCCO AND FRENCH WEST AFRICA"

"EYEWITNESS REPORTS SAUCER OVER DAKAR - Conakry, La Guinee Francaise, 12 Jul 52"

France-Afrique Dakar weekly reports the statement of an eyewitness who claims to have observed a flying saucer above Dakar at 0608 hours on 3 July 1952.

According to this account, the object was flat and tapered in shape and issued forth bluish and reddish flames which were quite long and very clearly visible. The report further stated that the object was moving southward at a great rate of speed, at an altitude of approximately 1,500 meters. The report added that the stars were no longer visible at the time of the saucer sighting and that there were no aircraft in flight over Dakar at the time.

"FLYING OBJECTS SEEN IN MOROCCO -- Casablanca, La Vigie Marocaine, 16 Jul 52"

It is reported from Mechra bel Ksiri that on 12 July 1952, two flying saucers were seen by two policemen on night duty at Had Kourst. The saucers were elongated in shape, followed by a trail of white light, and traveled at a high rate of Speed from north to south.

On 13 July 1952, two inhabitants of Fedala reported having seen, at 2345 hours, a blue-green, ball-shaped object, followed by a short trail of light, and moving at a rather high rate of speed. According to the eyewitnesses, the object disappeared after about 3 or 4 seconds as though it had literally melted in the sky.

On 14 July 1952, a man and his wife reported having observed for about 30 seconds, at about 0900 hours, a mysterious flying object traveling from Ifrane in the direction of Meknes.

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Casablanca, Maroc-Presse, 16 Jul 52

Two inhabitants of Chichaoua report having seen three "white fires" in the sky at 2130 hours on 13 July 1952.

Meanwhile, it is reported from Louis Gentil that at 2130 hours on 12 July 1952, several persons saw a yellow flying disk, about 30 centimeters in diameter, moving very rapidly from east to west.

Unusual flying objects were also reported seen at Bouznikaou and Baulhaut between 2100 and 2200 hours on 13 July 1952.

"LUMINOUS OBJECT SEEN NEAR CASABLANCA -- Casablanca, Maroc-Presse, 15 Jul 52"

Forty persons have reported that at 2200 hours on 13 July 1952, they observed a "luminous flying object" in the vicinity of Casablanca.

"OVOID OBJECT SEEN TAKING OFF IN DAIET AOUA REGION -- Casablanca, Maroc-Presse, 18 Jul 52"

Inhabitants of the Daiet Aoua region, French Morocco, have reported seeing recently a "'blue, phosphorescent, ovoid, object" on the ground rise rapidly in the air, followed by a bluish trail. The observers estimated the object to be 20 meters long.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT NO. OO-B-55478

COUNTRY: Netherlands
SUBJECT: Flying Saucers
DATE of INFORMATION: SEP. 2, '52
NO. OF PAGES: 1

"On July 24 at about 6:30 a big formation of 'Flying Saucers' was seen above Arnhem.
Mrs.[ ] and her four children, two sons of 16 and 13 and two daughters of 12 and 10, saw them coming in 'V' formation from the North and they could see then for several minutes before they suddenly disappeared to the South."

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. OO-W-24108

INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS
COUNTRY: Algeria; Spain; French Equatorial Africa
DATE of INFORMATION: 1952
SUBJECT: Military - Unconventional aircraft
DATE DIST. Sep. 27, 1952
PUBLISHED: Daily and thrice-weekly newspapers
LOCATION of PUBLICATION: Tangier; Conakry; Oran; Casablanca
NO. OF PAGES 4 DATE PUBLISHED: April 22 through August 1, 1952
LANGUAGE: Spanish, French
SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO.:
SOURCE: Newspapers as indicated.

"'SAUCERS' SIGHTED OVER SPAIN AND FRENCH AFRICA GLOWING SPHERES SEEN OVER ALMANSA, SPAIN" -- Tangier, Espania, April 22, '52

Alamansa, 21 April -- At 0800 hours today, many persons saw a series of four glowing spheres crossing the sky, along the Murcia-Valencia trajectory at high speed and at a great height. The spheres looked like locks of wool of a vivid reddish color which changed to an intense yellow as they flew further away. They gradually disappeared in the distance. No unusual sound was heard. The spectacle lasted hardly a minute.

"ANDUJAR RESIDENTS REPORT SAUCER" -- Tangier, Espana, 1 Aug 52

The Cifra news agency reports that on the night of 30 July 1952, many residents of Andujar, Spain, saw what was presumed to be a so-called flying saucer. The object was red, round, and approximately the size of a desert dish. If flew noiselessly, at great speed, and left behind a long trail of very bright greenish light.

"LUMINOUS OBJECT SEEN OVER PORT GENTIL" - Conakry, La Guinee Francaise, 26 Jun 52

The master of a cargo ship anchored in front of the wharf of Port Gentil in Gabon, French Equatorial Africa reported that at 0240 hours on 1 June 1952 a mysterious object came up from the area behind Port Gentil, made a double loop, passed over the roadstead, and then dived toward the sea at great speed. He submitted the report to the local authorities and to the Administrative offices of his company. The following is a summary, of his story.

On 1 June 1952 at 0240 hours, the ship was riding at anchor in the roadstead of Port Gentil, heading 150 degrees. The northern sky was clear and starry; the southern, slightly cloudy. Visibility was excellent, a slight southwest breeze prevailed, and the sea was calm. There was a quarter moon.

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REPORT NO.: OO-W-24108

The first mate was at his forward post ready to weigh anchor while the master was on the bridge with the officer on duty. With the exception of the mooring lights, the ship was in complete darkness, thus permitting excellent night visibility.

At 0240, the first mate telephoned the master informing him that be had just sighted an unknown luminous object in the sky which came from Port Gentil and passed directly over the ship. Training his binoculars (Zeiss 7 x 50, for night vision) skyward, the master was able to see quite clearly, on the port quarter, a very bright and phosphorescent orange light, circular in shape and moving at a great speed in a seemingly straight-line course. Standing on the wing of the bridge, and with the aid of the gyro compass repeater, the master estimated its average direction to be about 10 degrees.

He followed the light quite easily in his binoculars for about 3 minutes and lost sight of it when it moved at great speed over the Prince buoy, about 7 miles from the ship. The master was unaware of any accompanying sound and admits that it was difficult to estimate the altitude of the object, yet he judged this to be 3,000-4,000 meters. Its diameter was that of a planet.

The first mate stated that before he telephoned the master, he saw that object come from the direction of Fort Gentil, stop, make a right turn, and resume its initial course. As it passed directly over the ship, it repeated the same sort of gyration.

The master stated that his 20 years of sea duty enabled him to affirm that what he saw was neither a known celestial phenomenon, such as a falling star or meteor, nor a current type of aircraft.

Furthermore, it was confirmed that there were no planes in the air that night over Port Gentil.

"STRANGE OBJECTS IN SKY OVER ALGERIA" -- Oran L 'Echo d 'Oran, 17 Jul 52

At 2300 hours on 15 July 1952, in the town of Boukanefis, two bakers clearly saw a plate-shaped flying object in the sky. It moved with unusual agility, giving off a greenish smoke and lighting up the sky. It seemingly did not alter its course as it increased its speed and disappeared toward the south.

Similarly, in Lamoriciere on 11 July 1952, one Thomas Martinez saw a sudden illumination above and at first took it to be a falling star. Actually, it seemed more like a meteor followed by two other bodies, all trailing a yellow cloud of smoke. Then, these disappeared and out of nowhere appeared an oval-shaped, longish ball of fire. Flying at a low altitude and clearly visible it rapidly followed a rectilinear course.

"STRANGE PHENOMENON WITNESSED FROM TWO POINTS IN ORAN" -- Oran, L'Echo d'Oran, July 26, '52

Recently (presumably 25 July 1952), several inhabitants of Oran reported seeing a flying saucer at approximately the same time.

At 1535 hours, Raoul Le Henaff, foreman of a local company, saw an incandescent white mass in the sky above Oran. It flew southwestward, traveling at an altitude of about 2,000 meters. There was no luminous exhaust and no smoke. After about 30 seconds, the phenomenon grew hazy and disappeared. The personnel of the company office and Palacio, an employee in the Algeronaphte factory? also saw the "saucer."

REPORT NO.: OO-W-24108

At 1537 hours, Maurice Dubessay, who works for L'Echo d'Oran, saw what appeared to be a brilliant disk going in a southwest direction at a great speed and at medium altitude. It disappeared after 5 seconds. In a similar time interval, Atias and Karsenty, two grocers, also saw the unknown object before it disappeared behind a cloud.

"SAUCERS OBSERVED IN TWO AREAS OF ORAN" -- Oran, L'Echo d'Oran, July 28, '52

On 26 July 1952, people in two areas of Oran reported seeing unusual flying objects, described as 'saucers.'
At about 2300 hours, three women in the Eckmuhl district of Oran noticed a large, orange-red, luminous patch in the sky, of the size of a duck's egg, but flatter. Traveling from east to west, it appeared to halt for a second then vanished.

Three trustworthy individuals living on the Tiaret plateaus saw an unusual object at 1045 hours. The local parish observed it for about 40 seconds and described it as a shining, cigar-shaped mass without a smoke trail. It disappeared toward the northwest. A teacher and his wife gave a similar description, adding that the object had a dark center, was in an oblique position, and moved at an altitude of about 3,000 meters. No one heard any sounds of a motor.

CITES SEVERAL APPEARANCES OF FLYING SAUCERS IN ALGERIA --
Casablanca, La Vigie Morocain, 31 Jul 52

On the evening of 29 July 1952, two new flying saucers were sighted. The first, appearing at 2050 hours over Mostaganem, was visible only a few seconds. The second one appeared at 2300 hours at Ain Teledes. It flew above the city for about a minute, emitting a whitish trail of smoke. The manner in which it attained various altitudes revealed a surprising maneuverability. When it appeared, it was headed south.

This is the fifth time in a matter of weeks that this phenomenon has been noted in the Department of Oran. A saucer appearing to be about the size of a teacup was observed by two policemen over Frenda (at the east end of Oran Department). It consisted of a dark nucleus within a luminous mass. Near Tlemcen, motorists noted a strange cigar-shaped object at a height of 600 meters. There was a luminous cloud in its wake. And finally, at Lamoriciere, about 40 kilometers from the Abdellys area, motorists saw a phosphorescent disk for a brief period of time.

"POINTS TO FREQUENCY OF FLYING-SAUCER REPORTS IN ORAN DEPARTMENT" -- Oran, L'Echo d'Oran, July 31, '52

After it had received and published a series of flying saucer reports, the newspaper _L'Echo d'Oran_ carried a review of the occurrences, as well as several late reports. The following is a summary of the article.

Our correspondents have sent us word of saucers appearing everywhere in Oran Department during the past few days. This seems to be the saucers' favorite area, one which is no doubt salutary for their development. They have appeared here with greater frequency than in France or the US. It is impossible, moreover, to doubt the veracity of the observers, since they include policemen, colons, a priest, and a cadi.

REPORT NO.: OO-W-24108

At 0400 hours today, Raymond Botella, a Public Works Department employee in Tlemcen, saw a flying object moving rapidly north and trailing a whitish smoke cloud. A half hour before, the mysterious saucer had been seen in Oued Taria, traveling at the same speed and, like the saucer observed yesterday, making abrupt turns and changes of direction.

On the night of 30 July, in Sainte Barbe du Tlelat, a police adjutant, two policemen, and a cadi observed a luminous flying object for about 30 seconds. The daily police reports will henceforth include all such observations by the police.

In the morning of 30 July, a resident of Algiers saw, for several seconds, a shining black disk on the horizon. It made a rapid vertical descent, then suddenly moved in a horizontal direction.

Two observations were made in Lodi. On 25 July, at about 2130 hours, a yellowish object flew at a dizzy speed in the sky, and on 28 July, at 2150 hours, a much larger object appeared for several seconds; it bad the shape of an inverted cone.

"OBSERVE UNUSUAL FLYING OBJECT FOR OVER A MINUTE" -Oran, L'Echo d.'Oran, Aug. 1, '52

At 1130 hours on 31 July 1952, an Oran resident and his wife, while driving on the road between Saint Denis Du Sig and Le Tlelat, saw something flying in the sky about 1,000 meters up. They stopped the car and watched its course for about 1 1/2 minutes. It was spindle shaped and tapered at both ends. It differed from ordinary aircraft in that it showed no exhaust smoke, made no noise, and bad a great speed.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. OO-W-?????
INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS
COUNTRY: Norway DATE OF
INFORMATION 1952
SUBJECT: Military - Air, unidentified objects
DATE DIST. NOVEMBER 13, 1952
PUBLISHED: Four-times weekly newspaper
LOCATION of PUBLICATION: Harstad
NO. OF PAGES: 1
DATE PUBLISHED: Sep. 20, 1952
LANGUAGE: Norwegian

SOURCE: Harstad Tidende.

"UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT OVER NORWEGIAN TOWN"

On 18 September, at 1400 hours, three forestry workers who were working right outside Kirkenes noticed a flat, round object hovering motionless at about 500 meters altitude. The object appeared to have a diameter of 15-20 meters. After the workers had observed the object for a while, it suddenly flew away at great speed in a northwesterly direction.

It appears that only these three workers saw the object; they swear, however, that their report is true.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. OO-W-24639

INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS

COUNTRIES: Spain, French Morocco, Algeria, Tangier, French West Africa; Union of South Africa

SUBJECT: Military - Unconventional aircraft
DATE DIST.: November 24, 1952
WHERE French Morocco; Algeria, Tangier
PUBLISHED French West Africa

NO. OF PAGES: 4
DATE PUBLISHED: July 17 - October 8, 1952
LANGUAGE French, Spanish SUPPLEMENT TO

REPORT NO.
SOURCE: Newspapers as indicated.

"SIGHTINGS OF UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS OVER SPAIN AND AFRICA, JULY - OCTOBER 1952"

"DISKS APPEAR OVER MARRAKESH" -- Rabat, L'Echo du Maroc. July 17, 1952

Marrakesh (special correspondent) -- At 2100 hours presumably on 16 July 1952, many people saw a large, luminous disk flying horizontally, with a leaping and bounding motion. Then, there was a burst of light. A second disk of smaller dimensions appeared, going off horizontally toward the southwest. The whole appearance lasted about one minute.

From several points of the Marrakech region, luminous disks were seen traveling at a dizzy speed.

On 14 July, flying saucers had been seen over the Ifrane region, flying toward Meknes.

LUMINOUS DISK OR BALL SEEN OVER MOULAY BOUSSELHAM.-- Rabat, L'Echo du Maroc, 5 Aug 52

On 2 August 1952, at about 2045 hours, a group of five trustworthy persons saw a luminous disk or ball in the sky over Moulay Bousselham, French Morocco. The object, red in the center and bluish around the edge, flew very rapidly from southeast to northwest, remaining visible for at least 2O seconds before it disappeared over the horizon.

LUMINOUS OBJECTS SEEN OVER ALGERIA -- Oran Republicain, 16 Aug 52

In Ain Sefra, on the night of 12 August 1952, a railroad agent observed a ball of fire suddenly appearing against a background of clouds, racing across the sky from east to west and leaving behind a luminous pink trail. Apparently increasing in volume, the object stopped suddenly, became bright red, and seemed to explode, but the observer did not bear any noise.

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REPORT NO.: OO-W-24639

At 2115 hours on 14 August 1952, two persons in the city of Constantine saw a luminous object flying at high speed toward Guelma. According to the witnesses, the apparatus, which had no resemblance to a flying saucer, emitted a very bright light. At the time this happened, the local weather bureau had not launched any weather balloons.

The same day, at 1920 hours, many people at the docks of Philippeville saw in the sky an enormous red disk going from north to west, leaving behind a greenish trail.

SAUCER-LIKE CRAFT SEEN IN SPAIN -- Tangier, Espana, 12 Aug 52

According to the Cifra news agency, on the evening of 10 August 1952, a resident of Cuenca, Spain, while walking along the Cuenca-Madrid road, saw an object similar to the so-called flying saucers. It crossed the sky at high speed in a matter of seconds. The object was round and gave off two luminous trails.

OBSERVE TWO STRANGE FLYING OBJECTS IN SPAIN -- Tangier, Espana, August 22, 1952

Several inhabitants of Puerto Real, 6 kilometers from San Fernando, recently saw two elongated oval objects in the sky approaching each other from opposite directions. When it seemed that they were about to collide, each object made a right turn, picked up speed, and then disappeared. The objects flew at a great height, seemed lead-gray in color, and appeared to be piloted.

LUMINOUS OBJECT SEEN OVER MALLORCA -- Tangier, Espana, 4 Sept. '52

On 3 September, 1952, late at night, four professors of the Seraphic Seminary in Palma, Mallorca Island, noticed a luminous disk in the sky, traveling from west to east. They said that it could not have been a shooting star and that they were giving the report as objectively as possible in its barest details to provide another item for the study of the flying saucer phenomenon.

"TWO METEOROLOGISTS SEE SAUCERS IN UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA" -- Oran, L'Echo d'Oran, 8 Sep 52

On the morning of 6 September 1952, a meteorologist was taking weather observations in Durban, Union of South Africa, when he saw a white object moving smoothly across his field of vision. After two more had appeared and passed in the same manner, he called a co-worker, with whom he observed three more saucers. He was able to follow one of them with a theodolite, which indicated that the object was at a high altitude. It had about the same shape as a weather balloon which was then at an altitude of only 3,500 meters. The spherical objects appeared to be at an altitude above 6,500 meters.

Both men have been meteorologists for some time (the second man is the director of the weather bureau at Natal). Their information was written into the records of the local meteorological office.

THOUSANDS WITNESS SAUCER OVER MOROCCO AND TANGIER

-- Casablanca, Maroc-Presse, 22 September, 1952

On 21 September 1952, at about 1820 hours, an unusual object, possibly a saucer, flew at great speed over Casablanca. Shortly afterwards, about 15 telephone calls were received from local residents, and our Tangier correspondent

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The inventor claimed that the craft, equipped with motors, has a diameter of 40 meters and can rise and descend vertically or remain motionless in the air. He estimated its maximum speed as 4,000 kilometers per hour.

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MEMORANDUM FOR: Chief

SUBJECT: Observation of Flying Object Near

During my trip inside the [ ] as a member of [ ] party, I was one of four persons who observed an unusual flying object in the [ ] area. Following are the details of my own observation of this object, to the best of my recollection.

1. Our trip from [ ] by train was planned according to timetables available in [ ] and we were originally scheduled to leave [ ] during daylight. Apparently the [ ] officials responsible in [ ] did not know about certain changes which had been made in the train schedules, and our schedule was altered in [ ] We left [ ] at about 1800 hours on Tuesday, [ ] Our accommodations were in a "soft" sleeping car of the international type, consisting of six two-person compartments. The car was occupied as follows:

Compartment 1. - Porter
2. - Probably empty
3.
4. - Myself and a [ ], an American civilian who was [ ] traveling on private business.

5. - A [ ] general who wore a hat with a [ ] 6. - A young civilian, about 26 years old, probably [ ]

The car was arranged with compartments all on one side, the left side as one faced forward, with an aisle on the right side. There were windows in the compartments and on the outside of the aisle, but not in the aisle wall of the compartments. However, during the time of the observation, the door to my compartment was open, so that movement of persons in the aisle would have been observable. My recollection is that the window of my compartment may have been open a little way from the top. Prior to the time of observation, [ ] were all together in compartment 4.

2. From [ ] the train traveled slowly along the [ ] in a generally southern direction. Before the train turned at [ ] [ ] went to his own compartment to rest and turned off the light in Compartment 3. At [ ] the train turned westward.

3. About ten minutes after we had passed [ ] returned to Compartment 4, and, with great excitement, said, "I just saw a flying saucer!" The time was then about 1910 hours. When asked where he had [ ] [ ]

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seen it [ ] went to the window of the compartment, saying, "Turn off the lights." [ ] also went to the window, and I looked over their shoulders [ ] said, "I just saw it coming up." When the lights were off, I saw through the window, to the south of the train, an object resembling a searchlight at the end of the horizon, perhaps a little above the horizon. It did not throw a beam but instead glowed with a reddish light, something like the glowing of an electric hot plate. It looked like a circular light standing on edge, facing the train, and perhaps tilted slightly downward. I had the impression that the searchlight was at a distance of perhaps four to six miles. The land was flat and without buildings, installations, or special vegetation. At the time of observation, twilight had fallen and the first few stars were out but it was still light enough to see for some distance. The sky was clear, with no clouds.

4. At this pint I said, "I don't see it." [ ] said, "Here, it's coming again"; and the others said "Yes, it's coming up. It's whirling." I then noticed an object slightly to the right of the searchlight. It had two shining eyes and seemed to be rising vertically. It then seemed to change course and to approach the train on more of a horizontal course but still ascending slightly (traveling northward). I am not certain whether the body of the object changed position, but the eyes, which seemed to be fixed on the side of the object facing the train during the ascent, continued to face toward me. The eye on the left was brighter than the other but both gave a white light, glowing like a firefly rather than casting a beam. On the horizontal course, the object gave the impression of gliding. No noise was heard and no exhaust glow or trail was seen by me. When the object appeared to be about to pass over the train, I ran to the other side of the train in order to look out the window on the aisle side, but I saw nothing. The observation lasted about six or seven seconds, maybe less. The porter was standing in the corner of the aisle, forward, near Compartment 6, but did not seem to be looking out the window at the time.

5. After the object had passed, we turned on the lights in the compartment, and [ ] said, "We saw a flying saucer.[ ]

] I wanted you boys to see it so that I would have witnesses." Everyone in the compartment was convinced that we had seen something real and unusual. I asked if it could have been some kind of airplane and the others replied, "No, there was no resemblance."

6. A few minutes later, [ ] returned to his compartment. [ ] [ ] then suggested that I, as interpreter, ask the porter the name of the last station we had passed. I was reluctant to do so for fear of arousing the porter's suspicion. However, [ ] insisted and, about five to seven minutes after the observation, I approached the porter in the aisle and in a roundabout way approached the question of the names of the last and next stations, whether they were large , and how long we [ ]

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would stop at the next station, commenting that we should like to obtain some water or tea. The porter answered in only general terms, not naming the stations, but saying, "The next station will be a longer stop and you will be able to get off to buy something." I returned to the compartment and told [ ] that the porter had seemed a little reluctant to give any details. A few minutes later the porter came into Compartment 4 and pulled down the window shade, saying [ ] (Its better this way). He also pulled the shades on the aisle windows, but I do not recall his entering the [ ] compartment to pull the shades. After the stop at the next station, he gave me the name of the station: [ ] [ ] The porter may have shown some slight excitement when he pulled the shades, but I do not believe that that his excitement was connected with our observation. I believe that the excuse may have been his failure to follow the standard rule on [ ] trains to pull the shades as soon as it became dark. He was late in doing this, and no doubt we were passing through some restricted area where such instructions must be observed strictly. I do not believe that either of the passengers in the car tipped off the porter that something important had happened. before dark, the [ ] in Compartment 5 had asked the porter to prepare his bed because he had to get up at 0200 hours to get off the train. As far as I know, he went to bed quite some time before the occurrence. The civilian from Compartment 6 was seen in the aisle sometime after the occurrence but not at the time of the occurrence.

7. I cannot describe the shape of the object which we observed, inasmuch as I observed no silhouette. I had the impression of a short object, probably shorter than an airplane, but in no way did I obtain an impression of the silhouette of an airplane. Perhaps the object could have had short wings. I am not certain whether it was or was not disc-shaped or circular. It appeared to me that the object at first was farther from the train than the searchlight. At all times, the searchlight appeared to be larger than the object and stationary. I cannot estimate the altitude reached by the object, but it was very high. I cannot estimate the speed at which the object traveled. It did not seem to be traveling very fast. On its horizontal course, it seemed to be sliding smoothly, and it seemed to be moving more slowly as it approached the train than when first observed. It definitely did not whiz by at an unusual speed. I did not hear any noise which might have been associated with the object, and I believe that the sound of an airplane engine could have been heard over the train noises. I best observed the eyes of the object when the object approached the train. They were distinctly two in number, set apart at a fixed distance, but I cannot estimate how far apart they were. I observed no other, small lights on the object. I do not recall seeing any military traffic or installations of significance within half an hour either side of the point of observation.

8. Only [ ] and I were debriefed in [ ] and at that debriefing [ ] was the principal speaker; I provided only a few supplementary

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- 4 - details. [ ]was not debriefed on the subject. Except for the debriefing in [ ] I have not discussed this matter with other members of [ ] party since the occurrence.

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Interrogation of [ ]

1. The train was about one hour and ten minutes out of [ ] The train had traveled for about ten minutes after it turned east away from the [ ] The time was about 7:10 PM.

2. The object was sighted out of the left side of the train. The landscape was a bare plain to the horizon.

3. The train was moving at about 30 mph.

4. The lights had been turned on in the train but it was not yet completely dark outside.

5. The sky was clear.

6. [ ] was resting in one compartment which was dark.

7. [ ] were in second compartment with lights on.

8. [ ] came into compartment and announced that he had seen a flying saucer.

9. The lights were extinguished and all looked out the window.

10. [ ] saw a search light which was described as a glow. There was no beam.

11. When the object was pointed out to him he saw two white lights, like eyes, rise vertically and then move rapidly over the train. He looked out the opposite side of the train but could see nothing.

12. The body of the object appeared only as a darkened object against the sky. It may have been square or round, he was not sure.

13. The lights were not quite equally spaced on the span of the object, being somewhat closer together than the distance to the tips.

14. There appeared to be stub wings on the object.

15. The object appeared to be about 1/3 the size of the searchlight.

16. It was not possible to estimate the distance to the object.

17. The total time of sighting was estimated to be about 5 seconds.

18. About 10 minutes after the sighting, the steward came in the compartment and pulled the shade down. When they protested he said it [ ]

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better this way. Source got the impression that they were passing a restricted area, however, he stated that it was customary to lower the shades when the lights were on. 19. Source went to see if he could learn the name of the station the had passed about 10 minutes before, but had no success. - 2 - [ ] [ ] ****************************************************************************************** The following five pages are hand-written on legal-sized notes concerning the interview with [ ] [ ]

1. The train left [ ] at about 6:00. It was still light enough to take color photos

2. about an hour & 10 minutes late ten minutes out of the station after the train turned away from the Sea the sighting occurred.

3. The [ ] was in one compartment with the lights out. Alone ^ the Col, Mr [ ] and Mr [ ] were in the adjacent compartment with the lights on. It was getting dark but the horizon was light.

4. The witness rushed in to their compartment and announced that he had seen a flying saucer. The lights were extinguished and all looked out the window. For a moment they saw nothing, then the witness said "there it is."We all saw a shadowy object against the sky slightly above the horizon moving upward. The object appeared to rotate slowly. There were several lights or jets visible on the periphery.

There was a light on top of the object. The object was a flat circular shape with a bulge upwards, described as similar to a partially inflated balloon. The object moved upward rotating slowly, it stopped rotating and moved rapidly over the train

The forward speed was faster than a jet. It did not appear to increase in size as it moved over the train. There were no wings on the object and it was said not to be an unconventional airplane. No estimate of distance could be made. Its size was thought to be about as large as a fighter. There were two search lights to the left with the beams horizontal. The lights appeared to be diffused. The lights were not thought to be associated with the object.

The object appeared to be about 30 degrees ahead of the view & crossed the train at about 90 degrees. The train was moving about 30 MPH.

I saw it. Turned off lights, Rose short acc Reached alt & took off. No noise. Slow revolved dark object flame revolved. afterglow after ??????. turned very slow Spinning like a top Time Two search lights. one || to ground other at an angle || to ground Not in S? rays. Faster than jet. To large for wicket. Revolving stopped & obj moved rapidly forward. Looked like deflated balloon Several jets around rim White light on top. Side bright white. Searchlight 1 mile.

Left 6:00 PM Dark at 6:30 6:45 - went to compartment Compt door open - 10 min after train turned. Light

Light enough to take color pictures of object spinning light on top light on side spinning

6 - 7 seconds flight time.

helicopter

100 yards from large jet bomber. much larger than transport. Regular base. got a picture. 25 - 50 sleeker lights.

The object as sighted by [ ]

1. The object was in the air rising slightly above the horizon when first seen.

2. It appeared as a shadowy object which slowly rotated as it ascended. The object was round and appeared like a partially inflated balloon. It had a light on the top. There were several lights or jets on the outer edge.

The object moved upward stopped rotating slowly, ^ & then rapidly moved across the train faster than a jet.

3. The object was reported to be about 30 degrees ahead of the train & crossed directly over at 90 degrees. The train was moving at about 30 MPH. This would make the speed of the object about 60 MPH. Even if only 10 ? ???????? train ????. object was

     


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