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X-FILE No. C045
ANALYSIS of ALVINSTON ARTIFACTS
Tuesday October 14, 1952
Intelligence Sightings of Unkown Objects Reel T3291
Record Group 24 Volume 17988 HQC-940-105 Part 1
The Toronto Globe and Mail on October 16, 1952 reports that two days earlier, on Tuesday,  plastic tubes fell from the skies over the Alvinston, Ontario area that were 2.5 by 4.5 feet wide. Responding to a request, the London RCAF station forwards a sample of the material found in the area to the RCAF station in Trenton, Ontario for analysis. Later WD Birch of the Defence Research Board would say it that they were from "Sky Hook" weather balloons.
 
DEFENCE RESEARCH BOARD M E M O R A N D U M -------------------
    10 November 52 DAI Room 2621 "A" Building Sighting of Unkown Objects 1 Refence is made to your memo of file S21-1-0 (Vol 2) (DAI) dated 23 October 52. 2 Regarding the plastic material found in the Alvinston area 14 October 52, information obtained is a follows: (a) The plastic material is polyethlene fabric of US manufacture. (b) the piece of plastic material are from a "Sky Hook" balloon used in cosmic ray research. (c) The balloon was probably released by General Mills, Chicago. 3 Futher investigation of the origin og this material is not warranted, (signed) (W.D. Birch) for Director of Scientific Intelligence

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