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This is a US confidential document, declassified under the Freedom Of Information Act.

Memo on flying discs interception at Hanson AEC in 1950:

Interest:

"Since 30 July 1950 objects, round in form, have been sighted over the Hanford AEC Plant," the first vital nuclear material production unit in the US. "Air Force jets attempted interception with negative results..."

A brief but compelling memorandum!

Document references:

Title:MEMORANDUM, Subject: Flying Discs
To:Memorandum For Record
Author:U. G. Carlan, Major, Survey Section
Date:August 4, 1950
Length:1 page
Classification:CONFIDENTIAL
CC:None

The transcription:

CONFIDENTIAL

MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD:

SUBJECT: Flying Discs

The following information was furnished Major Curlen by Lt Colonel Mildren on 4 August 1950:

Since 30 July 1950 objects, round in form, have been sighted over the Hanford AEC plant. These objects reportedly were above 15,000 feet in altitude. Air Force jets attempted interception with negative results. All units including the anti-aircraft battalion, radar units, Air Force fighter squadrons, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been alerted for further observation. The Atomic Energy Commission states that the investigation is continuing and complete details will be forwarded later.

[Signed]

U.G. CARLAN
Major, GSC
Survey Section

The scanned document:

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