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.
No further investigation was conducted in this matter. (Written W-83894-)