Radar Controllers At White Sands

1187 WordsApr 23, 20175 Pages
During the night of July 1, 1947, the 509th airfield base in New Mexico was on high alert. They were catching blips of something, something that moved too fast to be any earthly aircraft. The small flashing dots would start at one corner of the radar and dart to the opposite, moving at impossible speeds. They ran multiple tests to see if what they were seeing was really happening, and every test showed it was. They confirmed it with radar controllers at White Sands , but there was little else they could do besides track the blips. For the rest of that night and the following day, Army Intelligence continued to be on high alert. Multiple surveillance flights were run over New Mexico, and though there were no physical sightings of…show more content…
The army officers of both White Sands and the 509th believed the aircraft to be Russians, spying on the country’s first nuclear bomber base and its guided-missile launching site. The Army Counterintelligence sent their best World War II Operatives to Roswell. CIC personnel began to show up when the reports of strange radar blips where file through the intelligence and they kept coming as the reports piled up. On the day of July 4, 1947, the blips appeared to be changing shape. As they moved back and forth on the radar, they seemed to be pulsating, glowing very bright and then dimming. The pattern of its movements suddenly changed as it darted to the lower left-hand quadrant of the screen, disappeared for a moment, and then exploded in a magnificent white fluorescent light and evaporated before the officers’ eyes. The radar screen was clear. The pulsating blips were gone. All the officers, radar controllers and CIC personnel, stared at each other with the same thought clawing in their minds; The object, whatever it was, had crashed terribly. The response of the military was enacted within seconds. They need to get that thing that had crashed in the desert and they needed to get it before anyone else got to it. The crash-and-retrieval team had already mobilized to locate and secure the object before the
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