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This is a secret document, declassified because of the Freedom Of Information Act.

Atomic Energy Commission UFO incident report, 1950:


This is the last in a series of incident reports about unidentified flying objects over the AEC facility in Knoxville which we have been featuring the past two weeks. This report comes from the AEC itself and gives the accounts of security personnel who witnessed the incident on the day they witnessed it. There is nothing ambiguous about their report. By example,: "On October 16, 1950, at approximately 2:55 P.M., Trooper Isabell stopped us at this Installation and showed us an object in the north that was traveling toward the northwest. It looked to be about 2,000 feet in the air and a white-silverish looking color, rotating in a counter clockwise manner. It was round in shape and going in a rather fast motion."

The incident has many witnesses, seemingly the object was chased by a F-82 jet fighter at one point, but the interceptor was flying too low. While some characteristics of the object's shape are quite similar to thos of a weather or toy balloon, its manoeuvers are not really compatible with a balloon explanation.

This incident has never been resolved or explained by trvial causes.

Document references:

Title:Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Incident Report, re: Flying Object
To:Not noted
From:(Troopers) Lendelle Clark and Hank M. Briggs, AEC, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Date:October 16, 1950
Length:4 pages

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