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 - Ups tate Saucer A Hoax? Horseheads W An object...
Ups tate Saucer A Hoax? Horseheads W An object de scribed as resembling a "flying saucer was found on a farm on the outskirts of this village today. Whether it was a hoax was un certain. The object was described by a veterinarian as silver-colored, about four feet in diameter, flat on one side and a raised surface on the other and made of a sub stance resembling heavy cardboard or papier mache. RADIO TUBE The veterinarian, Dr. Morris Blostein, said a radio tube bear ing an American trade mark was inside. On each side of it, he said, were radio coils. Found beneath the object was a charred fragment of a fuse ap parently made in England, said Dr. Blostein. It was described as about an inch in diameter and an inch and a half long. At Buffalo, the Federal Bureau of Investigation expressed belief it was "strictly a hoax." "Investigation by the Elmira Police Department indicates it was strictly a home-made project." said an FBI spokesman. "Some body was having a little fun. RAILROAD FLARE "It looks like they put together some corrugated cardboard, loose wires and a radio tube. The fuse was a railroad flash flare." Dr. Blostein said there was a one-foot square area of scorched grass under the "saucer." "I personally think it might have been dropped from an air plane, but it looked crude enough to be somebody s hoax, he said. Dr. Blostein said the object was found about 8 a. m. today on the Royal Douglass farm by Ernest M Ferris, a neighbor.

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  1. Press and Sun-Bulletin,
  2. 09 Apr 1950, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 4

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