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  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.

UFO Circles Fleet of Fourteen Ships / Tracked By Radar
Fall of 1951
Pacific Ocean, Off Korea


Fran Ridge:
Fall, 1951, Pacific Ocean off Korea
Night. UFO circles a U.S. task force of fourteen ships. Navy interceptors were scrambled. After hours of circling and out-maneuvering the jets, the UFO speeded up, leaving an interceptor behind. In less than ten minutes, the radarscopes showed it was two hundred miles away. (The NICAP source gives the time period as the fal of 1951; others only give the year).

NICAP Files:
Night. Lt. Cmdr, USN, was riding with a radar operator to check on his proficiency. They were flying at 5,000 feet, solid instruments, with their wingman flying a radar position about 3 miles astern and slightly to their right or left. The target, which was slightly larger than their wingman, was picked up on their scope, had been circling the fleet; it left the fleet and joined up on them a position behind their wingman. He reported the target to the ship and was informed that the target was also held on the ship's radars, 14 in number; and for them to get a visual sighting if possible, which wasn't because of the clouds. The target retained his relative position for approximately 5 minutes and then departed in excess of one thousand miles an hour. It departed on a straight course and was observed to the maximum distance of their radar which was two hundred miles. (NICAP files)

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