Disk Makes Five Passes At Control Tower

Disk Makes Five Passes At Control Tower

Date: June 21, 1950

Location: Hamilton AFB - Novato, CA

Corporal Roger G. Pryor, a control tower operator, and Staff sergeant Ellis R. Lorimer, another control tower operator, and Staff sergeant Virgil Cappuro, member of the airways communications staff, observed an object the airmen described as circular, thick in the center and tapering to the sides.

They used binoculars in following its course. The men said the disk was accompanied by a roar like thunder and the blue flame looked like an acetylene torch. They described its approach altitude at between 2,000' and 5,000'. The object made five passes near the base moving at speeds estimated to be between 1000 and 1500 mph.

The whole affair lasted for approximately 25 minutes.

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