Orange Ball With Tail

Orange Ball With Tail

Date: June 12, 1952

Location: Fort Smith, AR

U.S. Army Lt. Col. William L. Wilkins & Major Kenneth W. Washbourne observed an object in the northern sky. The object was travelling generally in a western direction and was almost directly north of their position. It was at an angle of approximately 30 degrees above the horizon and appeared to maintain a constant altitude. It appeared to have an orange glowing head and a well defined tail of smoke or vapor.

The object was observed for a period of time, from 10 to 15 minutes, until it disappeared below the horizon to the west.

The object was viewed through a pair of German Field glasses 7x50 and the color appeared a little deeper in view than when observed by the naked eye.

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