Richard Clark Interview, 11 July 2003

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RC:The 52. We could have probably interpolated roughly how big it was, but we didn't... because the crew said, you know, we got this... and I can't remember what they thought it was as far as to size, but they thought it was...
TT:Oh, bigger than a KC-135—
RC:Yeah, well, we thought it was bigger than the 52, but, you know, we didn't see any reason to try to figure out. I mean, you got these scope lines and here's the blip, and even in a best-case scenario, we couldn't even come within 100 ft. of its size based on the scope.
TT:Let's get to when the B 52 lands after their incident. You probably didn't know anything about it before then, right?
RC:No, we didn't know anything about it. We got there, we heard about it, you know, we went over to the photo lab because they were processing the film and we got hard prints as well as—
TT:So it was ready when you came in the morning?
RC:Yeah, the prints weren't ready. I got there at 7:30 every day, so no the prints weren't ready and the film, they had just started processing it.
TT:The film comes out as a negative.
TT:And, now you have film readers there that you can put a roll in like a microfilm machine and you can hand roll it?
RC:Yeah, you hand roll it, and basically, the film is like so [indicating the width of 35 mm film], and the screen is like so [indicating a size about 3 ft. square]. You get a big picture of each individual—
TT:High resolution?
RC:No, fuzzy. You know, they didn't have the projection techniques that they have today, 35 years ago, but it was still good, but it's not your projection techniques that they'd have today by any stretch of the imagination.
TT:OK, so you heard about it first thing in the morning, when did you guys order the film—at that point?

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