�FLYING SAUCER� FOUND
AT THOMPSONVILLE PART
OF A WEATHER BALLOON�
While cultivating a tobacco field yesterday on the Edward Lynch farm, Edward Lynch, Jr., and Edward Rochette found part of an object which, when inflated and in flight would closely resemble the alleged �saucers.�
From experience gleaned while in naval intelligence during the war, Rochette immediately identified the object as the upper half of a 50-inch weather observation balloon of the type in use at army weather observation posts. Rochette theorized that the balloon had exploded at a high altitude.
The heavy rubber bears gold lettering near the stem read: �Darex HDE81,
Chem. Co., Cambridge, Mass.� The makers name is blurred. The stem was securely
tied with elastic bands. While the rubber is dark grey in appearance, Rochette
said it would take on a silvery cast if inflated.
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