UFOs Over Oak Ridge Nuclear Plant

Declassified FBI files from 1950 describe detection of an apparent suqadron of unknown objects tracked over Oak Ridge installation on October 12th, stating:

“USAF radar installation at Knoxville…picked up indications of eleven objects and perhaps more traveling across controlled area of Atomic Energy installation at Oak Ridge…Altitude of objects varied from one thousand to five thousand feet…and density from reading made by light aircraft equal in size to C-47, speed from one hundred to one hundred twenty-five miles per hour…No reasonable explanation for radar readings yet developed although operators are experienced reliable personnel and radar set is in perfect operating condition. Bureau will advise of further developments.”

Four days later, the FBI received details of another similar incident; a visual sighting, which led to a report signed by troopers Lendelle Clark and Hank N. Briggs, in which we read:

“…at approximately 2:55 p.m. Trooper [John L.] Isabell stopped us at this installation and showed us an object in the north that was traveling toward the northwest. It looked to be about 2,000 feet in the air and a white-silverish looking color, rotating in a counter clockwise manner. It was round in shape and going in a rather fast motion. This object was at a high altitude and seemed to come in sight and then disappear. It looked about the size of a ball and round at every angle we looked at it.”

…This object was slowly circling in a wide circle and spinning very fast, that is, the object was spinning around and around. The object drifted toward the southwest and in just a few minutes it reappeared at a very high altitude going back into the northeast and going very fast…”

In mid-October, there was a report produced by trooper E.D. Rymer and Captain J.J. Zarzecki, described in the following way:

“…about the size of a four or five passenger plane. The object had a smoke trail the same cross-sectional size of its body and about one quarter of a mile long. The smoke was grayish in color. The color of the body of the object was silver metallic…When first observed, it was describing an arc toward the ground…While I was making the phone call, Captain Zarzecki watched the object continue downward to 1,500 feet. At that altitude, a second object was noticed alongside the smoke trail. The second object was the same size and shape and was about 50 feet behind the first object…”

…The object was hovering about 5 or 6 feet above the road in a completely stationary position. I went toward the object and the object started moving southward as I moved toward it…It moved straight up to about 12 feet then described a horizontal movement southward across the fence, then it again moved straight up at about sixty feet where it again moved over a light pole and a willow tree…As it moved away it got larger in size and again assumed a pear or bladder shape. The object continued in this manner until it had passed over the ridge south of Solway road and disappeared.”

The FBI summarized their assessment (or lack thereof!) of the 1950–1951 sightings in the following way:

“The opinions of the Security Division, AEC Oak Ridge; Security Branch, NEPA Division, Oak Ridge; AEC Security Patrol, Oak Ridge; FBI Knoxville; and the OSI, Knoxville, Tennessee, fail to evolve an adequate explanation for OBJECTS SIGHTED OVER OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE [Note from Nick: the capitals are in the original document].

…the possibilities of practical jokers, mass hysteria, balloons of any description, flights of birds, falling leaves, insect swarms, peculiar weather conditions, reflections, flying kites, objects thrown from the ground, windblown objects, insanity, and many other natural happenings have been rejected because of the simultaneous witnessing of the objects with the reported radar sightings; because of the reliability of the witnesses; because of the detailed, similar description of the objects seen by different persons, and because of impossibility…”

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