Pair Observes UFO

Pair Observes UFO

Date: July 29, 1947

Location: Hamilton Field, Novato, CA

Assistant Base Operations Officer Captain William H. Ryherd and ex B-29 pilot First lieutenant Ward Stewart saw for an unknown length of time, 2 round, shiny, white objects with estimated 15' to 25' diameters, fly 3 to 4 times the apparent speed of a P-80.

Also the insight, or at 750 mph, at 6,000' to 10,000' heading South or southeast at 120°.

One object flew straight and level, the other weaved from side to side like an escort fighter.

Captain Edward J Ruppelt:

By the end of July 1947 The UFO security lid was down tight.

The few members of the press who did inquire about what the Air Force was doing got the same treatment that you would get today if you inquired about the number of thermonuclear weapons stock piled in the U.S. atomic arsenal.

At ATIC there was confusion almost to the point of panic.

Michael Swords:

As July changed into August, Lieutenant colonel George D. Garrett, General Schulgen, and FBI's liaison officer to the Army Air Force/Air Force S. Wesley Reynolds became confused by a lack of interest and pressure emanating from the high echelons of the Pentagon.

The previous year they had gone through an investigative furor about a subject that they considered being similar to the flying disks when hundreds of ghost rocket reports came out of Sweden and other European countries.

In 1946, the top brass had exerted continuous pressure to find an answer, but now it had gone completely quiet.

This puzzling void has been termed the silence from the topside.

It was very peculiar to Garrett and the FBI.

Their mutual suspicion was that the very highest officials knew what this phenomena was already.

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