U.S. Government UFO Document: “SUBJECT: Visit to WADC”

4 November 1952
(Project Blue Book, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.)
Source: Fold3.com, Lindon, Utah.
Quote from the document:
Facts and Discussion
1. On 4 Nov 1952 Capt E. J. Ruppelt and Lt R. M. Olsson visited Col Hood, chief of the Nuclear Powered Aircraft Branch of WADC. Previous to this visit, Col Hood had contacted ATIC in regard to certain sightings of UFO’s at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, in which he and a Naval officer had attempted to obtain correlation between sightings and peaks in radiation backgrounds.
2. Col Hood stated that in Jul 1950, the person who was then head of the Physics Department at Vanderbilt University (Col Hood could not recall his name, but stated he would find out and notify ATIC) said that he believed there might be some correlation between sightings of UFO’s and increases in radiation. Col Hood and a Naval officer became interested and attempted to correlate these occurences.”

3. … Col Hood stated that approximately three times per month, peaks would be recorded on the tapes, sometimes on either the alpha counter or gamma counter and sometimes on both simultaneously. They took these peaks and the unknown radar pickups and in some cases were able to correlate them. No written record was made or kept, consequently, the percent correlation is not known.”

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