29 July 1952
(St. Petersburg Times, Florida)
Quote from the article:
“While the politicians have been watching the none-too-mysterious conventions, some othe people, including the Air Force, have been watching a mysterious rash of flying saucers.
Furthermore, the Air Force, long skeptical about flying saucers, has now made some official and important admissions.
ADMISSION NO. 1 is that they have now detected something that looks like flying saucers on radar at the same time that people have claimed they saw flying saucers. In other words flying saucers are not just cloud freaks or hallucinations. If so they could not be detected on a radar screen.
ADMISSION NO. 1 is that flying saucers could possibly be space ships from another planet. The reason for this admission is that it will soon be possible for us to build a space ship to visit the moon if we are willing to spend money for research and construction.
Therefore if we are this close to interplanetary travel, Air Force officers admit that a more advanced civilization could be keeping this planet under surveillance through flying saucers.
ADMISSION NO. 3 — It has not been announced, but scientific observation posts have been set up in New Mexico, where we are testing guided missiles, to track flying saucers also. A number of flying saucers have been seen in the Southwest, and since trained specialists are already on the job in that area with the latest scientific gadgets, the Air Force has ordered them to watch for flying saucers and track them scientifically.
In addition, the Air Force has instructed its 24-hour air observers to watch not only for enemy planes but flying saucers. Furthermore, it has set up special cameras on its radar screens to keep a pictorial record of flying saucers or any other strange object flitting across the screens.
Finally, Wright Field, at Dayton, O., the center of all Air Force research, has been instructed to chart all flying saucer patterns, find out whether their light behavior is similar, and what characteristics they seem to have in common.
This was started only two months ago and no similar patterns have yet been reported, except for the peculiar fact that more flying saucers have been observed around U.S. atomic centers and around Wright Field than anyplace else. This could be because observers from another planet were interested in our atomic and air development, though the Air Force thinks it’s more likely to be because the population around these bases is more sensitive to something strange in the skies.
However, while Air Force officials are taking every precaution to solve the mystery they also warn that the first flying saucer was seen by the Prophet Ezekiel who reported seeing a flying wheel in the Heavens.”