Interestingly, the type of information that Ruppelt suggested had already been provided by some of the very best of the sightings available in the Blue Book files. For example, in 1949, a technical crew in New Mexico, using various scientific equipment made observations of a high flying disk. They provided exact measurements and the sighting was forwarded to Project Blue Book. It was labeled as an "Unidentified."
Reporter: What percentage of your unexplainable ones that you’ve got are around
Ruppelt: A few of them.
Reporter: Is it the same pattern?
Ruppelt: I wouldn’t say that every sighting around an atomic installation is unexplained. There’s really no -- I don’t quite follow you.
Reporter: His question is what percentage of the unexplainable percentage of the sightings are grouped around atomic energy --
Ruppelt: We’ve never broken it down.
Reporter: Is it uniform to the general percentages?
Ruppelt: It followed the general percentages. In other words, if twenty per cent of the sightings are unexplained, twenty per cent of the sightings around Los Alamos are --
Ruppelt: -- unexplained; right.
Reporter: What percentage of these have come from
technical men in science at these installations?
Ruppelt: It varies with the type of people. In other words, at Los Alamos most of the people are fairly technical people. However, you run the guards in a place like that. Now, that may be another factor. All those installations have guards that stay out twenty-four hours a day and those people are in a better position to observe than other people.
Reporter: Have many of the scientists though, for instance at Los Alamos, the scientists or technical people, reported these things?
Ruppelt: Yes; they have. We have reports from very high technical people.
Reporter: If your reports, some of them, come from these technical people, what type of information would they Air Force like to have?
Ruppelt: The Air Force wold like to have -- can I answer that, sir?
Samford: Go ahead.
Ruppelt: The Air Force would like to have a size, speed and altitude and what-have-you on these things.
Reporter: Number of men inside it?