X-FILE No. C052
THE 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
Department of National Defence
Royal Canadian Air Force
London, Ont, 17 October, 1952
Air Officer Commanding,
Training Command, RCAF,
Trenton, MPO 303, Ont.
Items Dropped from Aircraft
1 Reference is made to your signal A1926 d/17 Oct
requesting that a sample of the material which was dropped
in the Alvinston area be forwarded to your headquarters.
This sample is enclosed.
2 From a preliminary investigation this material
apparently fell from the skies during the weekend of 12 Oct.
Portions of the material have been found by farmers and
townspeople on a line running from Inwood to Melbourne. The
material has not as yet been definitely established, but it
is thought that it might have been the outer cover to a
weather balloon possibly released from the Selfridge Air
Base. If necessary, I will despatch officers to the area to
obtain statements from the various farmers, Ontario Provincial
Police, etc., concerned. I doubt, however, if such an investi-
gation would prove fruitful.
(J.A. Sproule) W/C
CO, RCAF Stn, London.
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