Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2005 21:48:01 +0100 (BST)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: May 18, 1954, fallout and the UFOs
To: Francis Ridge, Coordinator, Nuclear Connection Project <nicap@insightbb.com>

On May 18, 1954, an area of radioactive fallout is over the southwestern United States. This can be seen from Figure A 159 on page 193 of 223 in sequence from the document: WORLD-WIDE FALLOUT FROM OPERATION CASTLE (DELETED)  
 
On May 18, 1954, two extraordinary events occurr in southern California, and New Mexico, where nuclear fallout is raining down.
 
 
May 18, 1954, six or seven miles southeast of Lake Elsinore, California, at 12:48 P.M., RAF Squadron Leader Donald R. Higgin, assigned to USMC All Weather Fighter Squadron at El Toro MCAS California, was flying an F3D-2 jet fighter at 15,000-16,000 feet on a heading of 240* magnetic at 300 knots IAS and descending, he suddenly saw a dark blue almost black gun-metal delta shaped object about 22 feet long and 20 feet wide, with a 3 fins of equal size and shaped, at his 11 o'clock position just above the cockpit of his wingman flying another F3D-2 about 250 feet away. Object was on a headon collision course but before Higgin could radio warning it passed under his wingman and between their aircraft. (Jan Aldrich) 

Reference: Comprehensive Catalog of 1,500 Project Blue Book Unknowns, by Brad Sparks.)
 
May 18, 1954, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, two witnesses saw a house-size lens-shaped object land near railroad tracks, kicking up a small sand storm in the desret. One witnesses approached it then ran away in fear. ( Vallee, Magonia 129 )

(Reference: Comprehensive Catalog of 1,500 Project Blue Book Unknowns, by Brad
Sparks.)
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Red Star is location of Lake Elsinore, California.
 

 

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General information

<>Cannon Air Force Base, a major Air Combat Command installation, lies in the high plains of eastern New Mexico, near the Texas Panhandle. The base is eight miles west of Clovis, New Mexico, and is 4,295 feet above sea level.

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Daniel Wilson