1947

1947

The [UAP] phenomenon reported is something real and not visionary or fictitious… extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and motion which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar… [which] lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, or remotely.

— Nathan Twining
Commander of Air Materiel Command, Lt. General US Air Force
Sep 23, 1947

We must insist upon full access to disks recovered. For instance, in the La case the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination.

— J. Edgar Hoover
First Director Of The FBI
Jul 10, 1947

I kept looking for their tails. They don’t have any tails. I thought well something is wrong with my eyes. They seemed to flip and flash in the sun just like a mirror. I’d be glad to confirm it with my hands on a bible because I did see it. Whether it has anything to do with our army or some foreign country, I don’t know.

— Kenneth Arnold
Pilot
Jan 1, 1947