RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
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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.

Triangular Object Tracked By Gnd Radar & Observed By F-80
May 19, 1950
100 miles E. of Honshu, Japan

Brad Sparks:
May 19, 1950; 100 miles E of Honshu, Japan (BBU)
Two military aircraft pilots saw stationary kite-like object tracked by ground radar. (Project 1947; McDonald list)

Dan Wilson:
May 19, 1950; 100 miles east of Honshu, Japan (BBU)
At around 1030 hours an unidentified flying object was picked up on ground radar and two F-80 aircraft were vectored to the area to intercept the object. The object looked triangular in shape and had the dimensions of approximately 30 inches by 24 inches. The object looked to be made of some type of metal and was highly polished  There was a small brown object suspended below the object on a wire or string. The larger object looked too heavy to be suspended in the air without any means of propulsion of which none were visible. The F-80's made several passes at the object which appeared to stay at the same altitude of about 2,300 feet. The F-80's left the area at 1052 hours because of shortage of fuel. The object was seen on radar for approximately 22 minutes and seen visually for approx 12 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/500519honshu_rep.htm (Dan Wilson & Jean Waskiewicz)

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