|TO:||DIRECTOR, FBI||DATE: August 12, 1947|
Reference is made to Bureau bulletin No. 42, Series 1947,
dated July 30, 1947, Section (B), which advises that all reports
concerning flying discs should be investigated by field offices.|
Prior to the receipt of these instructions, two instances were called to the attention of this office concerning flying discs. One report was received July 7, 1947, the details of which are set forth in Milwaukee letter to the Bureau dated July 8, 1947, entitled, "Flying Discs or Saucers, Miscellaneous, Telephone Call from Mr. Fletcher at the Bureau at 8:30 a.m., 7-7-47." No investigation was conducted concerning this report.
The second report was received by this office at 1:20 p.m. July 11, 1947, from XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX who is in charge of the Civil Air Patrol of Wisconsin, an auxiliary of the Armed Air Forces. on that occasion XXXXX XXXXXXX calling from Black River Falls, Wisconsin, telephonically advised this office that an object in the shape of a disc, ninteen inches in diameter had been found July 10, 1947, by one XXXXX XXXXX city electrician on the Jackson County fairgrounds, near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, about 3:30 p.m. The disc might be made of a substance such as cardboard covered by a silver airplane dope material. The contraption has a small wooden tail like a rudder in the back and inside of the disc is what appears to be an RCA photo-electric cell or tube. Also inside the disc is a little electric motor with a shaft running to the center of the disc. At one end of the shaft is a very small propeller. In XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXX stated that he desired to return the contraption to Milwaukee and eventually turn it over to the Army Air Forces, but that the finder, XXXXXXXX apparently wanted to get some publicity on his find and wanted it returned to him.
This information was telephonically called to the attention of Assistant Director D. M. LADD of the Bureau on July 11, 1947.
Subsequently, SAC H. K. JOHNSON telephoned Colonel XXXXXXXXXX in charge of Counter Intelligence, Fifth Army, Chicago AC of S G-2 Headquarters Fifth Army, East Hyde Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, who stated he would contact XXXXXXXXX of Black River Falls Wisconsin.
NOV 18 1964
The above constitutes the only two instances in which this office was contacted concerning flying discs. Unless contrary instructions are received from the Bureau, this office does not contemplate taking any further action in connection with the above two cases, but will fully investigate all future reports concerning flying discs.