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.

U.S.S. Dyess Tracks Object at 3,000 MPH
March 1951
Off Cape May, New Jersey


Fran Ridge:
11:30 PM. This was Dr. Willy Smith's UNICAT Case #796. It was during the Korean War and a naval destroyer was on the alert for bombers coming in from the northeast, east and south­east. It was plotting all aircraft going north and south along the coast and in as far as the Appalachian Mountains. About 11:30 one night in March 1951 -- Robert Wood couldn't remember the exact date ­ he tracked an object coming in from due east at a speed of 85 to 90 knots and an altitude of 3,000 to 4,000 feet. It got within about 30 miles of the destroyer and just stopped and hovered. Wood informed the bridge, which informed the captain, and he instructed them to head out toward the object. About half an hour later, when the ship was within 15 miles of the object, the object suddenly took off on a northerly course very rapidly. Its speed was estimated at about 5,000 kms an hour. The object got to within 35 to 40 miles south of Nantucket Island and suddenly went straight up into the atmosphere. Altitude-determining radar tracked the object up to 100 miles above the earth and still going straight up. A report was made to the Pentagon, but Wood said he never heard anything back.

Detailed reports and documents
The interview of Robert Wood by Bob Pratt
RA1. Off Cape May, New Jersey, 1951, February (3 pages) - Jan Aldrich (pdf)


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