Army Given Flying Disc, Is Report: Object Is Found Near Roswell, New Mexico

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Oroville (CA) Mercury-Register
July 8, page 1

ROSWELL, N. M., July 8.--(U.P.)--Possession of a "flying disc" was disclosed today by the intelligence office of the 509th bomb group of the Roswell army airbase.

Officers at the base say that the "disc" was flown in a Superfortress to "higher headquarters" undisclosed.

The intelligence office reported that it gained possession of the "disc" through the cooperation of a Roswell rancher and George Wilson [sic], sheriff at Roswell.

The disc landed on a ranch near Roswell sometime last week. Not having telephone facilities, the rancher, whose name has not yet been obtained, stored the disc until such time as he was able to contact the Roswell sheriff's office.