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.

Two Discs Over Uraniam Mines / Jet In Pursuit
March 29, 1952
Elizabethville, Berlgian Congo

Time ???
Duration 15 min+
aircraft fighter
observer 1 air / sev gnd
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
March 29, 1952; Elizabethville, Belgian Congo. (BBU)
This is the date this information was published and not the date of the incident. "Recently two fiery discs were sighted over the uranium mines located in the southern part of the Belgian Congo. The discs with a diameter of approximately 12 to 15 meters traveled in a precise and light manner, both vertically and horizontally. Changes in elevation from 800 to 1,000 meters were accomplished in a few seconds. The discs often moved down to within 20 meters (400') of the tree tops. Commander Pierre set out in pursuit of the objects in a fighter plane. On his first approach he came to within about 120 meters of one of the discs. Suddenly the discs hovered in one spot then took off in a unique zigzag flight to the northeast at an estimated speed of 1,500 kilometers per hour. Pierre gave up his pursuit after about 15 minutes." ( (McDonald files; Jan Aldrich, Dan Wilson)

Fran Ridge:
By January 1948 talks resulted in the U.S. getting all of the uranium from the Congo for the next two years, 1948-49, plus an option on uncommitted ore that had already been shipped to Britain. This generous settlement was achieved by allowing British scientists access to a number of nuclear secrets.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520329elizabethville_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
articles/520329congo_article.pdf (Dan Wilson)

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