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Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R000$09ID244GOVERNM ENT memorandum DATE: 29 May 1987 REPLY TO ATTNOFt DT-S (Ops) r rvAr6ws 0 ~j-pcr-5 )?6" ' V//Pr 1. (S/SK/WNINTEL) In response to a request for information SG1A concerning six separate SUN STREAK sources were tasked during the period 4 to 12 May 1987. 2. (S/SK/WNINTEL) The following is provided as raw, unevaluated information. These sources have provided reliable information in the past but the veracity of this data cannot be established by this office due to the lack of sufficient target background data. a. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Source #00 was interviewed twice and stated substantially as follows: a rocky, des scrub type environment with gullies and During the irs interview source reported that the itSe"ws ~//~~ ls. Structures were present which had an o icialT military, government feel (not further identified). An o was also present which may be mounted on something 'ect 1 kkee s hock absorbers L as"~connec ed with the t- _ cif mo n 'o ir u (meaning Fiat the object P tself does. no necessar move hrough the air). WARNING NOTICE: SENSITIVE INTELLIGENCE SOURCES AND METHODS INVOLVED HANDLE VIA SKEET CHANNELS ONLY SPECIAL ACCESS REQUIRED 21 CLASSIFIED BY: DIA-DT DECLASSIFY BY: OADR Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : C/~1~IA-RDP96-00789R0020003100Q f7l. P PT R(41CFR)101-11.6 50 10-114 roved For Release 2000/ QlRP6-00789R00200031 0002-4 pp Outside, during t:he hours of darkness, a crew (not further identified) was adjusting,packieparing and loading th oWect. There were some lights shining on the object, but limited so as not to attract attention; :# he.--idea of r,ght>:masking of =the activity. There was a .sense of urgency, a time window w erein activity may not be started ,or-to a g ven time and must be terminate pr or o a,_ given time. The time available was severely limited. ,.Aj _ event occurred durin this time, during wh c most. people were away from -the o ject except for possibly one man. The event, which occurred sometime in the past (not further icl"e-n'btified), entailed the object being_run u and run down (not further identified). It performed and en was stopped. At another time, closer to the present, another event associated with Q.Wect took place. People oerved this from a great distance, asTf it were a fire oo_wer demonstra lion. The event seemed toes an effects to t the significance of which was partially the unusual distance involved. A tar et structure was involved and the object was connected a destruction.' During the test small .:puffs appeared around-the target prior to an intense, -bright, burning magnesium-like sparkinZ,which appeared to climb from the base of the structure to the top destroying it -ii-long t h e way, leaving only f ramework behind w h e r e so d was a ore. There was no visible path from the source object to the target structure. This unseen Rath did not seem to be line-of ht. During this event the object i#se rest-67 on a-siat place afFd ere were no people around it. The actual effects that were delivered in this pr-ocess involve waves and pushing and nulling of minute com eats, perhaps molecules, producins? small bends. The aggregate effects, however, were extreme. The effect- causing phenomenon itself (from the object to the target) had some degree of directability but exactly how much and how accurate might be, was not certain perhaps because this effect-causing phenomenon was noo v sible. The results of this particular test although not perfect and perhaps providing mixed results, made thos"e? present ecstatic for the fact that theme happened at all. During the secon interview source reported that the effect- ''n enomenon, which was not visible during travel, arrived at (traveled to?) the target from a disc i n -al-most..paraIIel. to the horizon. It followed a wiggly--course?to ,the- the-target, kike a I htnin olt. There was a sense o wo comEnnents involve --a- designator and a cause. The causal o& ect was funny-shaped with vars protrusions, angles, and substructures. It was su orted on legs/ou?riggers/landing gear, as if it were spring oaded or bouncy. There was little internal empty space; wires, cables, circuits, electronic parts, guiding/controlling/ Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002000310002-4 7 r.Pr 1 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002000310002-4 projecting mechanisms, and perhjs Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) circuits. Because the system operated so rapidly, specially designed IFF was necessary to prevent accidental destruction of friendly or neutral targets. Part of the object was capable of rotating or affecting rapid directional changes, perhaps Bluing or elevation. The abject ma e a w rring.sound, and seeme o e m bile or able, and was self contained but required replenishment after prolonged use. Sglids (not further identified) were required that were involved in sublimat on, (solid-to- vvapor) reactions. There was a very involved process of recharging a spent unit, unit-for-unit replacement, a corm- sec ng, disconnecting and switching. Again, when the object was in use there was an instantaneous effect.; crackling sound burninz. ver bright as ing - like we ng or spar s, acrid smells, charring fusing, burning .~- and spalling. Additional y, the -system was not always ependable; there were design bugs and mixed mess . It o i per' embarrassingly f function, usually because of a sub-system pro em (not further identified). It was so complex that optimum performance parameters were seldom completely met. Designers were working to correct shortcomings but this was problematic because of certain physical principles having to do with operating capa ties (not ur er identified). (Several days after the formal interviews source was asked to clarify some comments. During this period source stated that he energetic like a laser s particle beam wda n, or physical like an artillery shell or missile, even something. stranger ;like& loll lightning.)) Source provided no further amplifying information which could be construed to concern the nature and scope of the SG1A project's potential for success, or the project's strengths and weaknesses. b. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Source ,011 wa?interviewed twice and stated substantially as follows: During the first interview source reported that the site involved'-ear d concrete structure.: Inside, just below ?ground-level, was a conrcal object "the sides of w is were mace of a hard plas-tic or graphite like material. Something inside t`he object was urnin or spinning like a . At some time in the %future ie o ou si o'f the structure. Associated with this object was ant which was characterized by a red/orange/yellow range/yellow glowing mass Approved For Release 20@/U/08': lA-RPD 96-00789R002000310002-4 b \L.... 1 = s ome-shaped structure w ich ended in mith the surrnnnrf;.,.r ,`::. a The During the first interview source reported that the to involved a (ear t d r -- - , pu ng as if so: thing was produce from a break or hoI?e ina solid surfacE (not furThe-r identified). a.. c~YC[:1AiCilS. yr series o ex eriments w ch appear to have CV-en p to wi ijn this s rude re. These experiments involved an object a bore floor. During one of the experiments a s~ cien pressure a pened in the area between the obL!ct and the floor no uather described). Ili-e- inside of the structure jppeare rk during Vhe experiment except for an area around this o ect which was wh1te and red a.+d very bright. This experiment seemed to the first in a~series o steps. This experimental step may have been attempted several times in the past but this time ,it was suc,essful (not further explained). In the recent past, '7or possibly near future), a test takes place in the open. In connection with this test there wF a pr p ess of extrusion a drawin or lli During the s,tcond interview source described an open area below ground within which there was a bluish corona- i ra i urin :.+.~.est. This s conducted during the hours of, - I?rop:tn Oise was associated with this event. At a later point in time there was another even uring this event Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002000310002-4 movi in a curving arc during what appeared to be the urs of darkesss. There was an event (not fur eer identified) prior to this one. During the second interview source described an eft which, involved.a brilliant igh-ite flash and ressureTshock wave and which occurred at, or just above group eve . ~""TFe t'ar'get area was open and `similar to ra ocI d ert- environment .,.,- The event was similar to but no exec y like a typica explosion (not further identified). The perpetrators of th s event felt relieved that it was not a failure,,, but also felt, that it produced unex ected unusual or confusing results (not further iden ified). After the formal interview source provided a attached sketch (TAB A) which does not necessarily reflect his impressions during the interview, but rather his own concept of the situation at hand. Source provided no further amplifying information which could be construed to concern the nature and scope of the SG1A project's potential for success, or the projec s strengths and weaknesses. c. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Source 1 #018 Vas interviewed twice and stated substantially as follows: Approved For Release RlERTP96OO789ROO2OOO3l 0002-4 ~NLT . Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002000310002-4 there was a very sm`],,,~ , possibly fractions of an inch, column of in.tensQ. i ht beneath the Around which was accompanied b a loud ing/poppirra / o sound and, again, the fuzz blu s li t sprea in out into the open area around it. There was no sense o explosion in connection with this phenomenon. Above ground and centered over this area a very big (miles in diameter) frisbee-shaped, translucent, whitish cloud suddenly appeared and the sound of whump came from under rgroound (see TAB B). SG1A Interviewer Note: Source felt he was perceiving an d test but felt strongly that it was not a nuclear Lest. Source provided no further amplifying information which could be construed to concern the nature and scope of the SG1A project's potential for success, or the project's strengths and weaknesses. d. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Source #021was interviewed twice and provided the followin information, much.of which does not appear to be relevant to During both interviews source described an iso] ated barren area with a ,warm dry climate and to atu, 'A major portion osone structure was un er roun ien?asked 15 may=fie ~ an oc tpril 1987 to o~iesc-r occurrence auri~ng the period 15 May 1987, source described an underground rumblin /ex losio which resulted in physical destruction ,a ran is personnel activity. Source's first impression of the cause of this rumbling/explosion was that a mistake or miscalculation had been made. During the second interview, however, source's opinion was that the rumbling/explosion was the result of internal sabotage involy n the release of pressure from a pip Source provided no further amplifying information which could be construed to concern the nature and scope of Project ROSE, the project's potential for success, or the project's strengths and weaknesses. During the first interview source described an isolated natural area with a circular area/structure which appeared to Ee bo --"mN'nmade and natural.._.__mm may have been. a;..? nati raT "sT:riacLure used by man, a hidden area, or perhaps a sLr.uctur.e.that was not always occupied. This area/gtructure had a rim and was slanted. Sometimes there was a`'shooting` off within this area which made the area hotter. Inside and underground i,n'this area/structure"t~h6re-were men who were stated substantially as follows: e. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Source.,]#079 \was interviewed twice and Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002000310002-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002000310002-4 moving about, walking, observing and overseeing (not further'. ined). There were two important underground areas. l a exp The first gave impression ight comin~t :_.rom e Area was dark. keener down under the e) d b ..??.r. sour area/structure. in an area %U:nspec:if ie was an objgct that was rotating and ini g1ve a moving b~?ds. This object fired and then the firings vanished. This object could not hitphigh t-+ des but coyid hit fast (not further explained). At some point in the fu ure no specified) this object looked better (not further explained) and was bigger. At this point in the future the now apparently outside, was working correctly vice /d , e object n that it was straight, more precise, more refined, reaching out; it was able to emit out better, moved in a side-circular way and no longer backwards. It (?) was r__1_ r. as still not hitting high altitudes but was able to reach out at further distances, more precise. The inner workings fit better. There were no problems. ADMIN NOTE: Much of the above information was volunteered by source without being specifically directed or questioned by the interviewer. Later in the interview, however, when directed to locate an object of interest at the site, source continued: Something moveable, spinning, part of it was shooting off, coming up and around. The shooting off di'd not go very high; it 'was damaging at low _levels, _damaging up. close. It did not have the power from far away but the movement was fast and made up for it knot further explained) . Source' also described other characteristics of the object/device but it was not certain (to source) that this was the same device cited above (perhaps because the descriptions covered a period of time during which the object/device may have changed configuration). In this second series of descriptions the device/object was.rou4d, spinning, backwards, firing out, moving around, black, with a heavy interior. It had a moveable inner working that could spit out and make the boom (not further identified). It only fired low but it was fast. It t out and it did not need a person for t rou go itself. It did not go high, so it did not present a high (altitude?) threat but he threat was intended. During the second interview source was directed to describe an occurrence (of special interest) at the site. Source began by saying that there were men who were sent out to borders or bordering posts. These men were here only during the day. There was an object,.a very big object, placed in a green area, a different area from the brown rocky area (a possible reference to the structure/area described in the first interview). The object was tall, rather simple in design and had a component that was spinning which could be Approved For Release R002000310002-4 r n Approved For Release 200'+9f . IA- P 6-00789R002000310002-4 placed inside the object and taken out. Men left (this object?) the green area with things packed on there backs. A fig obje hit the top of a structure (not further en e to what structure , where. Men then moved closer to the structure. It was hot and melting and could have (may have) caught fire. The plans for the occurrence were not elaborate. The plans for the timing and the precision were correct. ADMIN NOTE: Again, much of the above information was volunteered by source without being specifically directed or questioned by the interviewer. Later in the interview, however, when asked to elaborate, source continued: The object in the green area moved sideways or changed direction. The middle part was spinning and the top part shot out. It operated because o its align ent; it shot in a straight line. What may have been another object (or an a'uncit 3-V' closely related object) was described by source as moving fast and speeding across. It was a small object, not big, moveable, and was operated independently. It went out knowing where it was going before it left, followed a path and hit a structure. The area was circled first, watched to know what was there. The small object hit on tie with precision; it was not a miss. It was perms feces The concept of shootin out by one of the objects described by source was further clarified as, "From the green area, went right on path, no viancefrom the system, line of sight only, line of sight followed, nothing went wrong." Source provided no further amplifying information which could be construed to concern the nature and scope of the SG1A project's potential for success, or the project's strengths and weaknesses. . (S/SK/WNINTEL) Source t101_was interviewed twice and stated substantially as follows: During the first interview source(escribed a structure which looked like (shaped like?) a giant Christman tree located in an open area. Somewhere a se (not further identified) there was a weindsh Aped (structure?). To the north (?) there was a large Wite-dome and to the west (?) a large mirror or something tharreflectedback, reflected li . Flashes o -light come ac ; it was shiny, reflecting, cirrcul r. Back at the giant Christmas tree th~ere was a depression like a crater, a;mapmade crater, with a-l.fla.t_?structure. is structure was long, low, with square corners and was hardened, reinforced entirely functional and devoid ofbeauty, like an unpain#ed'bunker. When the interviewer asked the source to consider an occurrence Approved For Release` D1~96-00789R002000310002-4 Approved For Release . C A- P 6-00789R002000310002-4 during the time period 27 April 1987 to 15 May 1987, source continued: Monitoring an n test nf some sort which iUvolved precision mechanical sounds, periodic checking by people in white coatswith--clipboards who were walking on what appeared to be big catwalks inside a large enclosed area. This area seemed similar to the inside of an aircraft' carrier with intertwined lattice framework-affairs goin from level to level. An area a long wa down under round was im orta nt in some way (not furthr explained).-- xp ai,ned 7 The meta iriistas tree fell down. It broke in two, two thirds of the way up. The bottom part fell into itself and down. People were looking up and there was a roarin and flames before the collapse as if something shit i , but there was no-7-Explosion. It was as if a big hand drove it down or bucklecl it down. There was a lot of Lower here, potential energy here, a lot of tension, mechanical to sion. There was a rapid chain of events like it began to buckle first then exploded. It looked almost like payiurain silo in Iowa be" n blown, apart. (Note: From t iT5 p nt on t -e source refers to this structure as the silo and not the Christmas tree.) The cause of all this has something to do with a thing on high mechanical legs, like tripod legs (not further identified). During the second interview the ,-source was told that the concepts of monitoring and a test were of interest. The source stated that the area was reminiscent of .the.... Lancaster/Barstow Californ ap eser ere.. was an ugly n er like structure 1ns e a berm. This structure s primary component was and rP erop'nd. There was a crescent shape (array) of me~Eallic (poles with) crosses . .. 'interconnected (to one another) and (all) facing in (towards the curve of the crescent). At the end of the crescent was a hugh metallic coffee pot shaped structure. This structure had tsome ing) to do with a tremendous amount of kinetic euar (see further description below) that was kept -circulating (within the, structure). There was testing and. monitoring going on at this locatiozfa After a final check, men (in the area) moved out of the way. There was (an impression of) somet s it into the sky which went to apogee, curved toward, and n s broken in-to two components by a bolt see further description ) which may have come' roi"m the hugh coffee pot structure. This (incident/test) was a success. An individual in the bunker was able to control the perceived size of the success by manipulating th figures/statistics. The primary prospects for success for the coffee pot were long range. Pressure, however, may be exerted to emphasize the short range goals at the expense of the long range picture. There was the hint of subterfuge with one of the personnel here (not further identified). The coffee pot had something to do X Approved For Release 2c0 / LCIA-_RDP96-00789R002000310002-4 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 `CIA=R'DP9-6-Ob789ROO2000310002-4 with (the concept of) bracketing (as used in the targeting of artillery rounds) and it may be connected in some w with a p worm n the sky (see further description below). The energy associated with the coffee pot was like a muscle at rest, like an o Ject pushing up against another object causing a tremendous potential energy, coiled energy, greater than the sum of the par s, a energy ncreased geometrically as opposed to arithmetically. (Note: None of these descriptives should be taken literally. The source was obviously trying to explain a c nce t for which there were no appropriate words.) The energy was built up and stored in a way, recirculated, but 'e potential was al-ways there.This energy was as ociated with the bottom portion of the coffee pot. The energy was kept circulating different than a storage battery; tH_e-en-e'PT7-v= always there. There was a thick cool fluid and there was something that took the place of gushes (as in'electric motor brushes). When things passed by the brushes there was energy but this thing (that took the place of the brushes) did it differently. When the energy flowed by there was more efficiency since the brushes had been replaced. The bottom part was cylindrical in a way; it fed into itself or built onto itself. Source was directed to describe the entire se uence of events again to include further descriptions of the imaof },h bolt. Source's description was essentially as follows: "It was like a light bolt, of light, like something hit this, maybe the coffee pot hits this; it is confusing." "Something starts to go into orbit, starting to go into the arc when it is hit (and into pieces." "Something is climbing, curving; it meets something like a bolt." "(The) bolt is coming down from ?.h. , ky, something in t hem ; . " "(The bolt) originates from something in the air, (something) that drifts." "The bolt comes down from above, higher up. "Something higher up h s "The bolt is white, almost opaque, extremely rapid, directed,- channeled. " "I'm stil410 confused." Source' was again directed to perceive the entire sequence of events pertaining to this incident and to describe all the components at the site in their relative spatial and functional location as pertained to the incident. Source's description of this incident then went essentially as follow: "(Within) the coffee pot (there is) a building u of egaLg..y?" "(At) the ugly bunker (there) is moni oring, reporting, relaying information, watching (all of which form the) primary focus of the human activity (in the bunker)." "At the silo there is waiting, bouncing back and off (not further identified). Back at the coffee pot (there is) a U Approved For Release `~" 9ROO2000310002-4 Approved For Release 2000/dam ,.1A RDP..96.00789R002000310002-4 SG1 E release of energy, _cl _mb_i_ng, cl i_mbing. " "The bunker (is) monitoring, intersecting, almost aiming, digitalizing, computing, recording, checking. Over at the silo (there is) monitoring, reaching, kicking back out." "(At the bunker) men running around but like in a drill, no panic." "Whatever the hell is going on it was successful in a way that points the way to (the) future." "This is a step not a final conclusion." to address specific tasking questions. The following information was related: Potentials for success: A two path answer - long and short range. Given certain constants and licenses, chances for success and broadening or crossing over into other areas were very good. Immediate success was less important except as a stepping stone for the long range, although immediate success was also likely. The concept of success was modified up or down by the manipulation of data thus making success relative. One needed a correlation, a small success to compare it against. Strengths: Newness. its novelty, speed. It was difficult to ` detect, difficult to counter. It opened the way for many other areas. It was bulky and took time to prepare and to build energy. At this point reliability could only be assured with extraordinary preparation. Under routine conditions reliability decreases. It was costly. It required a large number of these coffee pot%'. ' Politically it was difficult too justify in a way for it was a concept whose benefit as a long way down the road. Interviewer Note: Source became very confused during the interview and was unable to clearly and sequentially trace the various components utilized in this incident. Even with this "failure" the source was able to convey the impression of a high- tech test of some sort in which an overhead platform was involved in conjunction with a ground based system of tremendous energy output. The result was the interception of a fast moving object in orbital or sub-orbital flight. The test was a success and the potential for future successes was apparently great. Source provided no further amplifying information which could be Approved For Release 2QO0/&/ ; 4-R.C?.R96-00789R002000310002-4 Approved For-Release 96-00789R002000310002-4 construed to concern the nature and scope of the SG1A project's potential for success, or the project's strengths and weaknesses. 3. (S/SK/WNINTEL) The above SUN STREAK sources, although not in complete agreement,, seemed to have collectively described an incident (test) which involved several different locations or structures, one or more of which may have been in flight. The test involved energy or projected a some sort and resulted in the des uc ion o a target by unusual burning or a peculiar explosive effect. 4. (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 directly to arrange for an appointment to review appropriate transcript. SKEET transcripts are not releasable outside the confines of the SUN STREAK office. 5. (S/SK/WNINTEL) Enclosed herewith is an Intelligence Evaluation Sheet (IES) (TAB C). Please annotate one appropriately for each source (make necessary copies) and return the sheets to DT-S (Ops) within 30 days of receipt of this report. Care and diligence in annotating this IES will aid in the refinement of SUN STREAK assets and thereby enhance SUN STREAK's ability to provide Wgm3information of intelligence 3 Enclosures TAB A & B Sketches TAB C IES Approved For Release 2000/08/08 CiAA-P96-00789R002000310002-4