Project Moondust and Operation Blue Fly
PROJECT MOONDUST AND OPERATION BLUE FLY: THE RETREIVAL [sic] OF OBJECTS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN
These excerpts come from that paper and intrigue. (We have the whole paper but as it is copyrighted, I can't provide it here, but you might find it online, via Google.)
In 1968, Project Moon Dust recovered four unknown objects in Nepal. Also in 1968, a “dome-shaped object” with no identification marks was retrieved underwater off Cape Town, South Africa. The metal object had been subjected to extreme heat and showed no signs of corrosion. NASA determined it was made of “almost pure aluminum” and stated that the NASA analysis of the sample and photographs “does not otherwise provide a clue as to its origin or function although it is possible it is a space object of US origin.”
In 1970, Moon Dust investigated a metal sphere that fell “with three loud explosions and then burned for five days” in South America. It had “ports” which had been melted closed. A May 1970 State Department document describes a fallen, unidentified object in Bolivia, depicted in the newspapers as metal and egg-shaped. The Department expresses a desire to assist the Bolivian Air Force in the investigation. “The general region had more than its share of reports of UFOs this past week,” the document notes. It says that Panama and Paraguay checked with appropriate government agencies and “no direct correlation with known space objects that may have reentered the earth’s atmosphere near May 6 can be made.”
There is little follow-up on such alleged retrievals, as ufologists are generally inept at research of UFO events.
But there seems to be grist for study in such notations, as those from Ms. Kean's paper.