Category 11 Case Directory
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AVCAT is a special project being conducted by NICAP, with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of AIRCAT, Dr. Richard Haines, and other sources, to create a comprehensive listing of sightings from aircraft with detailed documentation from these sources, including Projects SIGN, GRUDGE & BLUE BOOK.

Flat Object With Fin Observed By F-51 Pilot
July 8, 1947
40 mi S of Muroc AAF  Base, California

4:00 p.m. local
aircraft F-51
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
July 8, 1947; 40 miles S of Muroc Army Air Field (BBU)
4 p.m. The pilot of an F-51 was flying at 20,000 feet about 40 miles south of Muroc Air Base when he sighted a "flat object of a light reflecting nature." He reported that it had no vertical fin or wings. When he first saw it, the object was above him and he tried to climb up to it, but his F-51 would not climb high enough. All air bases in the area were contacted but they had no aircraft in the area. [See previous Muroc sightings.] (Exact and complete quote from Ruppelt p. 22)

Detailed reports and documents
docs/470708muroc_swords_docs.pdf (Mike Swords)

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