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.

C-124 Crew Encounter Three Circular Objects
April 24, 1952
Bellevue Hill, Vermont

5:00 a.m. EST
Duration 2-3 mins
aircraft C-124
United States
observers crew
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
April 24, 1952; Belleview Hill, Vermont (BBU 1147)
5 a.m. Crew of USAF C-124 transport plane saw 3 circular, bluish objects in loose fingertip formation, 2 flying parallel to the plane. (Berliner; Project 1947)

Rich Vitello:

Loren Gross provided more details on this incident. "In keeping with the north to south shift, when a C-124 type aircraft out of Biggs Air Force Base, Texas, encountered UFO's on April 24th, it was not over Texas but over Vermont. Cruising at 11,000 feet and on heading of 73 degrees magnetic, the Air Force C-124's crew noticed something 20 degrees to their right and just above the horizon. Visibility was unlimited and the men had no trouble making out: three objects in loose fingertip formation that were flying on a parallel course. This continued for two to three minutes before the objects were lost from sight. Immediatelv thereafter off the left of the C-124 more objects were seen and were in view for another minute before disappearing. The crew of the C-124 said the objects were round in shape and blue in color. They appeared capable of very high speed since they were rapidly faded from sight, and if the objects were the estimated distance of 50 miles then the UFO's must have been quite large in size." (Gross, UFOs A History 1952, Ref. 217, "Air Intelligence Information Report," by Major Lionel A. Proulx, Director of Intelligence, 11th Bomb Wing, BLUE BOOK Files.])

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520424bellevue_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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