4 Fliers Report 'Saucer' Hovering Over Atom Plant

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The Washington Post
July 7, 1952

DENVER, Colo., July 5 (UP) - Four Florida pilots report they saw a "flying saucer" hovering over the Hanford atomic plant at Richlands, Wash., yesterday.

Capt. John Baldwin of Coral Gables, Fla., who has 7000 hours of airline pilot experience, said the object was a "perfectly round disc, white in color and almost transparent with small vapor trails."

Baldwin said he saw the object below wispy clouds about 10,000 to 15,000 feet directly above him.

"The object was perfectly round and still at first," he said. "Then it seemed to back away from us and change shape. It became flat, gained speed and then disappeared quickly."

Baldwin's report was attested by Capt. George Robertson of Miami, D. Shenkel of Miami, and Steven Summers of Hialeah, Fla., all are employed by Conner Air Lines.