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X-FILE No. C010
SAMPLE UFO INITIAL SIGNAL
DATE: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 1953
REF: Reel T-3291 Record Group 24 Vol 17984 HQC-940-105 Part 1
A sample RCAF initial signal for Unidentified Flying Object Report (FLYOBRPT).


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         Attachment 2

         Sample of Preliminary Signal

         TO: CANAIRDEF COC/INTELLIGENCE

         FLYOBRPT

         (1)  ONE SIVER DISC, SIZE UNKNOWN, NO TRAIL OR EXHAUST,
         SPEED ESTIMATED 500 KNOTS, NO SOUND, LEVEL FLIGHT CHANGED
         TO STEEP CLIMB AND FADED FROM VIEW(.)

         (2)  12/1255 AST, OBSERVED ESTIMATED FOUR MINUTES (.)

         (3) OBSERVED VISUALLY BY ONE OBSERVER THRU AIRCRAFT CANOPY
         AND BY OTHER OBSERVER THRU GLASS OF CONTROL TOWER (.)

         (4)  ONE OBSERVER IN CONTROL TOWER AT CHATHAM (.) OTHER
         OBSERVER IN HARVARD IN TRAFFIC PATTERN ONE MILE NORTH OF
         TOWER (.)  OBJECT DUE SOUTH OF TOWER, DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE UNKOWN
         BUT REPORTED AS JUST ABOVE HORIZON (.)  OBJECT TRAVELLED
         FROM EAST TO WEST PARALLEL TO COURSE OF HARVARD, CLIMBED
         SHARPLY AT ESTIMATED 60 DEGREE ANGLE, FADED, AND WAS LOST
         TO VIEW IN SUN (.)

         (5)  FLYING CONTROL OFFICER F/O JP JONES, FOUR YEARS IN
         THIS DUTY, AND F/L RG SMITH, NINE YEARS FLYING EXPERIENCE (.)
         BOTH OBSERVERS CONSIDERED HIGHLY RELIABLE (.)

         (6)  WEATHER CLEAR, WINDS LIGHT, DETAILED WEATHER INFO
         WILL FOLLOW (.)

         (7) NEGATIVE

         (8) TWO PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY F/O JONES BEING DEVELOPED (.)

         (9) NEGATIVE (.)

        (10) EXPEDITOR REPORTED FIFTEEN MILES SOUTHWEST (.)  PILOT
         DID NOT OBSERVE OBJECT (.)