WORK CREW SPOTS FLYING SAUCERS OVER A-TEST SITE
LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 17 (INS)
Flying Saucers in the area of the Nevada test
site, where important new atomic tests are in progress,
were reported Thursday.
An Air Force technical sergeant and four
civilian workers at the Nellis Air Force Base, near Las Vegas, said
they saw 18 circular objects flying an easterly course whcih
carried them over or very close to the test site.
Those who reported seeing the objects were T/S
Orville Lawson, Rudy Toncer, sheet metal shop foreman, and sheet metal
shop workers R.K. Van Houtin, Edward Gregory and Charles Ruliffson.
The objects went by at 12:05 p.m. Van Houtin
saw them first and then called attention of the others to them.
The men watched the saucers for about 30 seconds
(Reference: The Salt Lake Tribune, Friday Morning, April 18, 1952,
1952 - Nevada Proving Ground
||17:30 15 April 1952 (GMT)
09:30 15 April 1952 (local)
||Nevada Test Site (NTS), Area 7
|Test Height and Type:
||1109 Foot Airdrop from B-50
This device also used the Ranger Able U-235 core in a Mk 4 based
test device (weight 10,500 lb).
Note: Official fallout maps show the radioactive debris
from Test Baker on April 15, 1952, swirled around for two
days and was still in the area of the Nevada Test Site on
April 17, 1952.
A part of the fallout cloud moved to the
southwest and was over Yuma, Arizona on April 17, 1952. It was
here on April 17 and 18, 1952, UFOs were reported.
PROJECT BLUE BOOK UNKNOWNS
April 17, 1952; Yuma, Arizona. 3:05 p.m. Witnesses: group of Army
weather observation students, including several graduate engineers. One
flat-white, circular object flew with an irregular trajectory and a
brief trail, for about 7 seconds.
April 18, 1952; Yuma, Arizona. Time unknown. Witnesses: two Army
weather observation students. One flat-white circular object flew for
5-10 seconds in a very erratic manner.
It is most interesting that 18 UFOs were reported
near the Nevada Test Site on April 17, 1952 where nuclear fallout was
falling from the sky, and on October 30, 1951, 18 UFOs would be seen at
the Nevada Test Site again, where fallout was falling.
Signed, Daniel Wilson