The intelligence office stated that no details of the saucer's construction or its appearance
had been revealed. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wilmot apparently were the only persons in Roswell who seen
what they thought was a flying disk. They were sitting on their porch at 105 South Penn. last
Wednesday night at about ten o'clock when a large glowing object zoomed out of the sky from the
southeast, going in a northwesterly direction at a high rate of speed. Wilmot called
Mrs. Wilmot's attention to it and both ran down into the yard to watch. It was in sight less then
a minute, perhaps 40 or 50 seconds, Wilmot estimated. Wilmot said that it appeared to him to be
about 1,500 feet high and going fast. He estimated between 400 and 500 miles per hour.
In appearance it looked oval in shape like two inverted saucers, faced mouth to mouth, or like two
old type washbowls placed, together in the same fashion. The entire body glowed as though light
were showing through from inside, though not like it would inside, though not like it would be
if a light were merely underneath. From where he stood Wilmot said that the object looked to be
about 5 feet in size, and making allowance for the distance it was from town he figured that it
must have been 15 to 20 feet in diameter, though this was just a guess. Wilmot said that he heard
no sound but that Mrs. Wilmot said she heard a swishing sound for a very short time. The object
came into view from the southeast and disappeared over the treetops in the general vicinity of
six mile hill.
Wilmot, who is one of the most respected and reliable citizens in town, kept the story to himself hoping that someone else would come out and tell about having seen one, but finally today decided that he would go ahead and tell about it. The announcement that the RAAF was in possession of one came only a few minutes after he decided to release the details of what he had seen.