Wire to FEAF
|FROM CG FEAF, Tokyo, Japan||250315Z June 1952|
Unidentified flying objects similar to unidentified flying objects
have recently been reported. The first sighting made at 061123I
June 1952 at K-14 was a ground observation and the second sighting
was made by a pilot of the 18th Fighter Bomber group at 230608I
June 1952, over CV4359. In the case of the first sighting, the
object was described as having the appearance of a coin, dull
silver in color, appeared to be spinning in a clockwise direction,
and size was estimated as being seven times as long as it was thick.
The edges of this object were dark blue. It was reported for
shooting a course at an estimated speed of 300 knots, alternately
revolving 360 degrees in seven seconds and then proceding on a
spinning course for approximately 12 seconds. The object approached
K-14 from the north, paused momentarily, and then rose straight up
for 10 seconds, the exact altitude unknown, and then disappeared
into the sky. A few seconds later this object was again observed by
a second person at the same point of observation. The unidentified
object which was seen proceding at a rapid rate of speed from the
south to the north at an approximate 45 degree angle, pausing and
then returning in the same manner, each time passing in front of
the sun and traveling an equal distance to each side of it. The
time required to progress in one direction was three seconds. The
description of the second unidentified object was generally similar
to that of the first with the exception of the color, (which was
reported as black) and flight performance. The object was observed
at 12,000 ft. altitude descending rather irregularly at 6,000 ft.,
flew at that altitude for six or seven seconds, approached the
observer within 1500 ft., and then disappeared into the clouds. The
size of the object was estimated to be 15 to 20 ft. in diameter.
The speed was estimated to be approximately 250 mph.
This Air Force, D/I Comment: To date there has been no additional info obtained regarding these sightings. Therefore, positive identification cannot be made at this time. A continuous investigation is being conducted by Detachment 1, 6004th AIFF in order to arrive at some definite conclusion concerning this unusual type of sighting.
D/I FEAF Comment: No logical explanation can be definitely given to these sightings. The first sighting, with the object overhead, about noon, indicates the possibility of refracted light images of the sun through haze layers. The second sighting could possibly be due to light reflections on the clouds, so the report does not indicate whether the clouds were above or below the observed aircraft. Detachment No. 1, the 6004th AISF is attempting to assemble complete info on all such sightings. Receipt of complete info would enable better evaluation.