RADCAT Case Directory
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RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

Domed Disc Allegedly Fired At By USS Helm, Unsubstantiated
Oct. 9-10, 1942

Fran Ridge:
Oct. 9-10, 1942; Guadalcanal
10:00 AM. Radar/Visual involving 10 ships, including a Bagley-class destroyer DD-388, the USS Helm. During the Guadalcanal invasion U.S. Navy fleet radar detected an incoming unidentified object which also was observed through binoculars. When it approached within 3,000 yards gunners opened fire on it, whereupon the object made a sharp turn, accelerated and circled the entire fleet twice at very high speed at about 3,000 to 4,000 feet altitude. It was visually observed to be a silvery disc with dome on top, and portholes around the dome. (UFOCAT; Ref. 3; MUFON UFO Journal, No. 185, July 1983; tape-recorded witness interview.)

Kevin Randle:
I have the deck logs from the dates in question and there is no mention of the incident. This was originally published in the MUFON UFO Journal, but I have been unable to verify the information.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/421009_waterufo.net_item.php_id=1113.pdf (Carl Feindt)
MUFON Journal #185, July 1983 [pp 14-15] (Paul Cerny)

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