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September 20, 1986
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Approved For Release A DATE: 20 Sep 86 REPLYTO DT-S (Ops) ATTN OF: SUBJECT: SUN STREAK Operations Report CY 8606 (U) SG1A memorandum 1. (S/SK/WNINTEL) In response to your request for information concerning what was - SG1A which was described as similar to extremely brilliant lightning WNINTEL) Source #03 confirmed the occurrence of an explosion on inside a thunder cloud in the evening. Source.#03 stated substantially as follows: A group of people, males and females were observing an occurrence involving a large area above ground. They were observing from a distance (not further identified). It created brilliant, intense, pure light and light colors (not further identified) and the physical sensation of "something neither solid nor liquid rushing passed" (not further identified). The military (not further identified) were interested in this project "to see if useful applications exist" (not further identified) but civilian representation and control was extensive (not further identified). Something about the occurrence (rocket explosion) was unexpected or unanticipated, perhaps occurring earlier than expected or the effect was more pronounced than expected (not further identified). Source #03 provided no further amplifying information in response to your request. b. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Source #18 was unable to confirm the occurorence of an explosion. Source #18 did, however, describe what could be construed to be a rocket near a land/ water i:ih:terf,ace., Source #18 was unable to provide any further amplifying information in response to your request. SG1Ac. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Source #21 confirmed the occurrence of an explosion. on which was described as being a very large event involving bright glinting light in radiating rays. Source #21 stated substantially as follows: An event was brought about in a "civilian/military scientific environment" (not further identified). Two (types?) of people associated with the event had differing perspectives. One was purely scientific and looked at this (event) as the beginning of future possibilities (not further identified), while the other was more concerned with the tactical/strategic ramifications (not further identified) and the effects it (the explosion?) could produce on others. Source #21 provided no further amplifying information in response to your request. WARNING NOTICE: SENSITIVE INTELLIGENCE SOURCE AM METHODS INVOLVE12 Approved For Release 2000 -IDP96-00789R000100180013-8 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT co I -00789R000100,0k(-,PFR) 101-11.6 .P96-00789R000100180013-8 11; d. (S/SK/WNINTEL Source #101 tended to confirm the occurrence of an explosion on which was described as an event having something to do with energy and verying in size (getting) larger and larger. Source #101 was unable to provide any further amplifying information which could be construed to be relevant to your request for information. 2. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Direct access to raw transcript information is limited to personnel with SKEET access only. If access to this information is necessary, contact DT-S (Q-,) directly to arrange for an appointment to review appropriate transcripts. SKEET documents are not releasable outside the confines of the SUN STREAK office. 3. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Enclosed herewith is an Intelligence Evaluation Sheet (IES). Please annotate it appropriately and return it to DT-S (Ops) within 30 days of receipt of this SUN STREAK Operations Report. Make copies for each Source when necessary. Care. and diligence in annotating this IES will aid in the refinement of SUN STREAK assets and thereby enhance SUN STREAK ability to provide further information of intelligence value. SG1J 1 Enclosure Intelligence Evaluation Sheet Approved For Release 20S r ~'E 96-00789R000100180013-8 _f. JR SG1A Approved For Release 2 '