TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA - 9 October 1951
On 9 October 1951 at 1342 CST, a CAA chief Aircraft Communicator observed a silver object pass directly overhead while he was at Hulman Municipal Airport, five miles east of Terre Haute, Indiana. The object was judged to be approximately the same size as a 50 cent piece held at arm's length. The object passed overhead at a very high rate of speed going in a southeasterly direction, passing from directly overhead to the horizon in about 15 seconds. There was no sound or vapor trails. The shape and general form of the object could be seen as the object passed over the horizon and out of sight.
(For related incident see Appendix IX.)
Clear, bright sun, no clouds or haze.
Status of investigation
Further details on the incident will be obtained but it is doubtful if any further information will indicate the possible identity of the object.