A round, bright silver object, slightly larger than a pea held at arm's length, was first observed by Capt Hubert R. Martin, a pilot of the 13th FIS.
The object was first seen south of the base at an elevation of approximately 10°. The object moved to the north over the base at a high rate of speed. It then appeared to stop and seemed to be moving in a circular direction.
Then the object seemed to move up and out of sight in altitude.
Other observers were:
A1C William T. Stachwoicz, Tower Operator, A2C Edward L. Schmidt, Combat Alert Center Operator, and A2C Jesse J. Allen, Combat Alert Center Operator.
There were no weather balloons in the area according to the 9th Weather Squadron. The object was observed for approximately 1 hour and 27 minutes.