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Project Blue Book unexplained cases:

May 24, 1949 - Case summary in the Blue Book Special Report #14:

I was unable so far to retrieve the usual Blue Book case number; the number 1119 in USAF's Special Report 14 underneath is another type of reference number, the serial of the IBM computer card on which some 4000 cases were encoded by USAF in 1955.


Case X (Serial 1119.00)

An employee in the supersonic laboratory of an aeronautical laboratory and some other employees of this lab, were by a river, 2-1/2 miles from its mouth, when they saw an object. The time was about 1700 hours on May 24, 1949. The object was reflecting sunlight when observed by naked eye. However, it then looked at it with 8-power binoculars, at which time there was no glare (Did glasses have filter?) It was of metallic construction and was seen with good enough resolution to show that the skin was dirty. It moved off in horizontal flight at a gradually increasing rate of speed, until it seemed to approach the speed of a jet before it disappeared. No propulsion was apparent. Time of observation was 2-1/2 to 3 minutes.

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