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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.

Goose Bay Radar (BBU)
Oct. 31, 1948
Goose Bay, Labrador

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 06:15:48 -0500
Fran Ridge:
This is all we had until our recent doc search:
Oct. 31, 1948; Goose Bay AFB, Labrador, Canada (BBU) (McDonald list) Further research turned up 17 documents (see below) This was .Incident #195, the object reported in this incident has no astronomical explanation; speed was too slow and time in sight too long. The object, observed on a GCI radarscope with PPI.. If the speed indicated the radial velocity of the object or true space velocity it is obviously too slow for conventional aircraft. One document mentioned the target was as large as an aircraft and was observed for a total of 8-1/2 minutes. There was no visual sighting but eight witnesses were involved in the radar tracking.

Quote from BB Doc:
1535Z. The GCA unit was in operation on runway #35. The Canadian Air Vice Marshal Plant, the CO's of both bases and their party visited the GCA unit. and were given a brief explanation of GCA and how it works when a target was spotted on Search Scope #1. The tower was called for the number of aircraft in the air. Tower stated there were no aircraft in the air. Target was called to the attention of both CO's and was viewed for about six minutes until it faded into the ground clutter about 6 miles from the field. The object first appeared to be about 3 miles south of the field and was traveling a SW heading. The blip travelled at a speed of approximately 25 mph. It faded into the ground clutter about 6 miles from the field. There were no clouds in the sky, yet after making a visual heck nothing could be seen.

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