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Flying saucers over Belgian Congo uranium mines, 1952:

This is a news clipping document, recently released on the CIA web site. At this time CIA gathered UFO reports form all over the world, including newspaper articles which were summarized in reports such as this one.

This is CIA report is No. 00-W-23602, distributed on August 16 to the Air Force and the Navy, 1952, approved for public release on November 6, 1978.

Although unverified, this story is quite interesting.

Transcription:

PUBLISHED Vienna
DATE PUBLISHED 29 Mar 1952
LANGUAGE German

THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION

SOURCE The Press

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 Elisabethville district, east of the Luapula River which connects the Meru and Bangveolo 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 onlookers below. The whole performance lasted for 10 to 12 minutes.

Commander Pierre of the small Elizabethville airfield immediately set out in pursuit with a fighter plane. On his first approach he came within about 120 meters of one of the disks. According to the 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 of the center and several small openings could planly 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 aluminium.

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 had to give up pursuit after 15 minutes since both disks, with a loud whistling soud which he heard despite the noise of his own plane, disapeared in a straight line towards lake Tanganyika. He estimated their speed at about 1.500 kilometers per hour.

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

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