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.

Inverted Bowl Passes Aircraft At 300'
April 14, 1952
Memphis, Tennessee

6:34 p.m. CST
Duration 45-60 secs
aircraft not given
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
April 14, 1952; Memphis, Tennessee (BBU 1112)
6:34 p.m. U.S. Navy pilots Lt. jg. Blacky, Lt. jg. O'Neil flying on 18° (about NNE) heading at 2,000 ft over NAS Range Station saw to their left an inverted bowl glowing bright red, 3 ft long and 1 ft high, with vertical slots, approaching at high speed on 300° heading, straight and level at 2,000 ft, passing 300 ft from their aircraft and below overcast at 4,200 ft. [Red glowing trail?] (Berliner; McDonald files; Jan Aldrich; cf. NARCAP)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520414memphis_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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