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inoidont v72 — Alaska — 1S47 (oract data not kr.ovvn) 



Fron tho scanty inror;no.tion availaolo, it a)poars i^>“ 
protalilo that tnis object \/as astronor-lcal , unlocc tho report 
rii..ros''.;its a lil'iily _;arblec) anil suu j'JOtivo aoomir.t oi a da; li -,lit 
.■.otoor. (1-ho tLiO of tl;e si ;htin; is Aofc ;iv.in, but it is assa:.iod 
from fuel dosoriotion of tno i.ioidoiit ti.ut it ousurrod during day- 



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\o»ld bo noted as a /.iittoi- of ^;o 



narttl record that co ;o 



of tho ro, sorts raaoivod at obson-atorlos of rooo,viii:od firab&ll 
falls aro so bl,d<ly colored and ^arblod that If t.ia aatrcnoccr ‘did 
not hJtvo Inda^.onJarit cvldonco of tho identity of the object. It 
v;ould bo ici-josaitlo to dotorr. Ir.o fro:- those ronorts. 





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H3ACQUARTSRS, AIR ^JSATHEH SERVICE Andr«^s Air Foro# Ba3*», With- 



In^on 25, D* C* 

TOi Coa?rATidlng OoBoral, Air Viafc«ri«l Coanand, ??rlj'ht*pa.tt<»r 80 n 
Air Force Bate, Dayton, Ohio 
ATTNj* KCL\S0 



Ir-vectl^jatlorB b\' this Jteadi^uartors reveal that a synoptic 
Y.'aathsr balloon could have boor, at the location v»hore si-htin^a 
'Tfore reported In’ the follov<inc Iroidonts, In cor\pllin^ this 
llet oonaidorat Ion v»as given to the wind diroctlon and speed at 
the surface and aloft at the schodulod tirna of balloon release, and 
t!ie location of the neeo'eat weather station making balloon obser- 
vationa. 



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FOR Tins CHIEF AIR TrSATIISR SERVICE 



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Lt. Col., USAF 
Adjutant General 



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KEAD^iUiHTSTS 
AIR VATEHI3L COitlLUTO 
Wrlght-Pattaraon Air Foroa 

D*tyton, Ohio 



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Chiof, Air T»eathor Sorvlo©, 
•Andrc'ivs Air Force BAsa, 
VTAshlnj^on 25, D- C. 

AT'nij DSS 



!• Projaov ^SICK t» reej>or;3ible for tho collaotlon, in^vesui- 
f>tlon and into rpr« tat Ion of data relative to ol^tlnc of unidontlflad 
flying ohjaotfl, Attao!iod Incident Sut-s^r loa 1 tl-^-u 172 from the file* 
of Projeot are forwarded for study and it^oo-aosnuatiora ac to 

which* of the Incidents nay be ellolnated as ballocrns released on routine 
irtyjioptio ascents by th^ Air V?eathar Servloe, hh« Kavy /varologioal 
fterrloe or the united States 77«ath«r Bureau. The «ur:vnsriee attached 
«r>»^y h*t retained In your head< 4 uart<ira for *workla»’ and reference purposes, f 



2. The Air Ifeathor Service is tho only "t^enoy of its type that 
has been aeted to assist in the acooanli3hx.ient of Projsot except 

that t!^a United States Tfeatbor Duresu has provided Inforn^atlon on bail 
Il4;htnlnf5. Research projects In whloh balloons sre used and *^hloh are 
oonduoted or sponsored by the Amy, ifavy or United dfeatsa Air Foroe are 
oheo’i»d by the Intelligence Dejertcaant of this Conxand. These oheolcj 
eisus’ially tzada direct from the Projsot "3I0!I" Offloe, liCXAJlO-3- These 
oheolcs are dtafclnot froa the oh^ok of oynoptlo balloon fllghtj c*ds by 
•weather Mervlce stations of tha/Alr Force, tlte .'levy and t\ys De-jartziont 
of Coomarce. (U. 3.,:Teathar 3ti*‘9'vu) ra^ueatsvl of Air Tfaather Sarrlos. 



3. It is th* opinion of this office, t^\at the below listed Inoi- 
dents are those having the ©roateit possibility of being balloons. This 



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the ijosaibillty that 


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Hq AiX, Chi«f, Air S^rvloo, Waablcgton 25, D* C. 

subji projfiot 



Th« form usod li3 in^rro;s^tii 2 ^ wlt»ajea to «lf;htlns3 ii 
laolo'sad as « icatter of Intaroat* Commant a« to poaolbla InproToaant 
of tha •’EasartlaX El*?ttanta of luformtion** In rsgard to routlro 
eynoptlo balloon flichta i« invltad* 

5» It la raquaatad that oorraspondonca bo forwardod to tha * 
Copjnandlng Goaaral, Hoadquartora, Air yatariel Conciand, attontlon 
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FOR-TIS’CO'^iUOraS G^miua.t 



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Capt Trakowaki, Goophyaloa 
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Dr HYirEK»S EVALUATION'S EXTP^CTED FROM PROJECT GHUDi^i REPORT. 



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Hlph probAbllity: 
1^26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 
9a, 9G. 97, 93, XOl 
147, U8. IbS, 171, 
219, 238. 



33, 34, 18, 49, 59, 60, 66, 60, 70, 94, 
102, 103, 104, US, 119. 132, 13C, 140, 
1B4, 13b, 137, 197, 203, 204, 208, 215, 



lair or low probability 1 
#19, 20. 23, 24, 23. 3b, 35, 46, £0, C3, 
112, 120, 121. 129, 130, 144. U3. 16.>, 
199, 202, 205, 220, 23U, 240. 



G7, 00, 82, S3, ICO, 
ISG, 167, 17b, 192, 



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bon-aatrononloBl but su[»j;©dtlve ol‘ other expUiiationn 



Balloons or ordinary elrorai'tz 
i^3, 11. 22, 41, 42, 53. 54. 73, 81, 
12G, 131, 138, 141, IV., 155, 156, 

169. 171, 173. 173, lUO, 182, 138, 

200, 201, 209, 21u, 217, 222, 235, 



03, 91, >2, 113, 114, lib, 
157, \bU, ISO. 161, 1G3, 
190, 194. 19b. 196, 19d, 
237. 23 j. 



Konkot*. flarea 
j/4. 6. S. 7, 8, 
103, 109, 133, 



or falling bodies; 
9. 12, 13. M. 15. 
170, 211. 218. 



IS, 25, 56. 65, 73, 106, 107, 



^'lf(oell4Lns^lua (reflact Iona, auroral 8traaj->*ira, birda, eto.}i 

GO, 123. 124. 128, 145. 164, 131, 189, 214. 221, 231, 234. 



3. Hon-aatronot-loal, with no oxpltuiatiou OTldent 

a. Laok of avidenoa praoludoa axplajmtloni 
#38, 44, 4b, 47, 55, 57, 86, d7. 63, 

125. 127. 137, 159, 149, ISO. 177. 179, 
229, 232, 233. 



90, 99. 110, 117, U8, 
191. 20n, 212, 213, 






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a-l» 10, 17, 21, 2^. 37, 40, 
75, 76, 7V, 79, 84, lOS, 111, 
Ida, 172, 176. 133, IR6, 193, 
227, 23S. 2U. 242, 243. 244, 



oi, 53, oU, 61, 63, 
122. 135. Ivl, 152. 
207, 215. 2^5, 224, 
134. 



6-., :o. 71 
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226, cZd. 



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