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FBI WASHINGTON DC 12-5-50  4-47PM GAR

SAC, KNOXVILLE URGENT

DETECTION OF UNIDENTIFIED OBJCXXX OBJECTS OVER OAK RIDGE AREA, PROTECTION OF VITAL INSTALLATIONS. REURTEL DECEMBER FOUR LAST REGARDING POSSIBLE
RADAR JAMMING AT OAK RIDGE. ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO OBTAIN ALL FACTS CONCERNING POSSIBLE RADAR JAMMING BY IONIZATION OF PARTICLES IN ATOXXX

ATMOSPHERE. CONDUCT APPROPRIATE INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER INCIDENT OCCURRING NORTHEAST OF OLIVER SPRINGS, TENNESSEE, COULD HAVE HAD ANY
CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED RADAR JAMMING. SUTEL IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS.

HOOVER

END
CORRET LAST WORD FIRST LINE PLS

PROTECTION

OK D FBI KX OLO

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#1705: 1950/12/15  0:0  10  84:15:20W  35:59:20N  3331  NAM USA TNS  6 8
OAK RIDGE,TN:UID BLIPS ALLO RDR SCREENS:FULL FIGHTER INTERCEPT finds nothing
Ref# 134 GROSS,L.:UFOs a HISTORY-1950/3 books Book # 3  Page 67 MIL. BASE

RADAR  TARGETS  OVER  AEC PLANT
Knoxville, Tennessee.
December 14, 1950



A. Location and Time of Sighting: From 1605 hours for about three (3) hours, on 14 December 1950, on the Radar Scopes of the 663rd AC and W Squadron, McGhee Tyson Airport,
Knoxville, Tennessee.

B. Weather at the Time: At 1600 hours on 14 December 1 950-"Ceiling- 2100 feet; Broken overcast; Seven (7) miles visibility; temperature, 37 degrees F.; and Wind-Southwest at thirteen (13)
miles per hour.

C. Names, Occupations, and Addresses of Witnesses: Personnel of the 663rd AC and W Squadron, 30th Air Division, McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, Tennessee, who were on duty at the
time. Their occupations are Radar operators, Supervisors and experts.

D. Photographs of Objects, if available: No photographs taken. See "F" below.

E. Objects Sighted: A group of targets blanketed the Radar Scopes in the area directly over the government Atomic Energy Commission projects at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. These objects
could not be identified from the radar image and a perfect fighter interception met with negative results.

F. Any other pertinent information: Lt. Robinson of the 663rd AC and W Squadron, McGhee-Tyson Airport, Knoxville, Tennessee took photographs of the scope readings with a personal, four
(4) by five (5) Speed Graphic Camera, using Plus-X civilian procured film, a lens opening of F-2.5, and a shutter speed varying from twenty (20) to forty-five (45) seconds. The negatives were
printed and forwarded to the 30th Air Division, Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan, which installation printed the negatives and sent copies thereof to the 663rd AC and W squadron. The
numerous targets can be readily identified from the permanent radar echos by comparing the photographs.

Source: FBI, Clear Intent, 173

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#1707: 1950/12/18  8:20  10  84:17:0W  36:1:0N  3333  NAM USA TNS  6 8
OAK RIDGE,TN:3+OBSs:CIRC.NLT CHANGES SHAPE+BRILLIANCE:FADES TO A STAR >NW?
Ref# 26 FAWCETT+GREENWOOD:  UFO COVERUP.     Page No. 174 MIL. BASE

ARMY SENT REPORT TO FBI
Sighting by employees of the Nuclear Energy for
Propulsion of Aircraft project (NEPA)
Oak Ridge, TN
Dec. 18, 1950






On December 18,1950, at sometime between 0820 and 0830, the following NEPA employees were riding in a vehicle on the Turnpike within the Controlled Area toward the NEPA Project
approximately one mile short of the "Y" cutoff to White Wing entrance. The passengers, with the exception of . . . who did not attempt to participate in the viewing, observed a light emanating in
the shape of a circle, of an intensity much greater than that of a bright moon, through the windshield of the vehicle. The viewers had the impression that there was form in connection with the
light rather than merely a point source. The light was white in appearance and did not show any signs of refraction into a band or continuous spectrum. It appeared to be from 15 to 30
degrees elevated above the horizontal and on an azimuth between west and northwest, and appeared to be traveling in a northwesterly direction. The impression of it traveling is due to the
fact that the object appeared to diminish considerably in size during the approximate thirty seconds during which it was viewed.

The vehicle remained in motion and in following the course of the road, changed its relative position so that the object was viewed during the last few seconds from the side windows. As the
vehicle proceeded down the road a nearby ridge obstructed the view of the object, and although the vehicle completed the turn toward K-25 at the "Y" intersection and the passengers had a
relatively clear view at points along the road, the object was not viewed again. The observers were unable to estimate approximate size, speed, or vertical elevation; and, therefore, were not
certain whether the object was over the Controlled Area or a considerable distance away. There was no vapor trail or any other visible condition within the vicinity of the object and there were
no clouds which could have obscured it. The observers were unable to identify the object in terms of mass or shape, other than the circular appearance of the light. However, the circular area
appeared to darken, starting at approximately 7:00 to 9:00 o'clock along the perimeter and continuing to darken along the perimeter and inner area until the light was concentrated in
approximately 1:00 to 3:00 o'clock position of a very small diameter, at which point it appeared somewhat similar to a large star.

The observers were not in complete agreement as to whether the object was moving at a speed which caused it to diminish in size or actually was diminishing in size without any great velocity
of travel due to the darkening effect described above.

Source: US Army Report to FBI, Clear Intent, 174

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ANOTHER  RADAR  REPORT
Oak Ridge Controlled Area
December 20, 1950

FBI Report:

Object sighted: The radar log of the 663rd AN and C Squadron, McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, Tennessee contained the following entry: "20 December 1950.1247 hours. Small paint in
area (Oak Ridge Controlled Area). Very very slow. Made perfect intercept (with F-82 Fighter aircraft) and orbit surrounding small smoke cloud.

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2049: 1952/6/21  23:0  15  84:18:0W  36:0:0N  3333  NAM USA TNS  6 10
OAK RIDGE,TN:RDR+GOC+AIR OBS:20cm NLT ovr AEC SITE:ELUDES F47:8km
ALT:BLINKS
Ref# 29 RUPPELT,E.J.:The REPORT ON UFOS.     Page No. 43 MIL. BASE

RV NEAR OAK RIDGE AEC PLANT
June 21, 1952

On June 21, 1952, at 10:58 PM, a Ground Observer Corps spotter reported that a slow-moving craft was nearing the AECs Oak Ridge Laboratory, an area so secret that it is prohibited to
aircraft. The spotter called the light into his filter center and the filter center relayed the message to the ground control intercept radar. They had a target. But before they could do more than
confirm the GOC spotter's report, the target faded from the radarscope.

An F-47 aircraft on combat air patrol in the area was vectored in visually, spotted a light, and closed on it. They "fought" from 10,000 to 27,000 feet, and several times the object rnade what
seemed to be ramming attacks. The light was described as white, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, and blinking until it put on power. The pilot could see no silhouette around the light. The similarity to
the Fargo case was striking.

In each of these instances, as well as in the case narrated next, the sources of the stories were trained airmen with excellent reputations. They were sincerely baffled by what they bad seen.
They had no conceivable motive for falsifying or "dressing up" their reports.

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt

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#2840: 1953/7/19  15:0  8  84:17:0W  36:2:0N  3331  NAM USA TNS  7 9
OAK RIDGE,TN:1+2 SLNT BLK GLOSSY SCRS CIRCLE:SHOOT>E/XTREME
SPEED:/MFJ#242+205
Ref# 160 MUFON UFO JOURNAL   (by issue no.)   Issue No. 205 MIL. BASE

CONFIDENTIAL
HEADQUARTERS
TENNESSEE MILITARY DISTRICT
NASHVILLE 4, TENNESSEE
TMIN 381                                                                                                       27 July 1953

SUBJECT: Air Space Violation at Oak Ridge, Tennessee

THRU:  Commanding General
      Third Army
      Fort McPherson, Georgia
      ATTN: AC of S. G2

TO:       The Adjutant General
      Washington 25 D.C.

1. Reference: Section VIII, paragraph 73b, AR 380-5.

2. The following report of unidentified objects by Norman H. Brown, Acting Chief, Review and Analysis Section, AEC, has been received from the Senior Instructor, USAR Instructor Group, Oak
Ridge, Tennessee, and is transmitted herewith in accordance with directive cited in paragraph 1, above:

"At approximately 3:00 P.M. on July 19, 1953, an F-86 aircraft was observed flying over the Oak Ridge residential area, making circles at what appeared to the writer to be approx imately
2,500 or 3,500 feet. The F-86 flew over the area in this manner for approximately ten or fifteen minutes. The writer, together with his wife, observed the aircraft through a pair of six power field
glasses. After the aircraft flew in what appeared to be the direction of Knoxville, Tennessee, a black object moved out of a high white cloud, directly over the area the F-86 had been flying.
This object began to travel, at a tremendous speed, in a large circle. This action on the part of the unknown object continued for at least five minutes. During the circle of this object, it
appeared at times to be in the shape of a cigar and at other times round.

"This object was extremely black in color, having an appearance of a deep black metal exterior with a fine gloss. It did not leave a vapor trail or were there any lights of shine noticed. No sound
was heard. The object flew east at a tremendous speed for what appeared to be approximately three miles where it stopped. The object was then joined by two more of these same objects. A
formation similar to a spread "V" was formed and the objects, at a tremendous speed flew in an eastward direction.

3. Further information will be reported as received.

FOR THE CHIEF:


                                                                                          Captain, ASC
                                                                                          Asst. Adjutant

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