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 F-86 Pilots Sight Round Silver Object
May 9, 1952
George AFB, California

10:30 a.m. PST
Duration 10-13 mins
aircraft F-86's
United States
2 air/3 control tower observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
May 9, 1952; George AFB, Calif. (BBU 1194)
10:30 a.m. 2 USAF F-86 pilots (Crown and another) in the air and a witness on the ground saw a round silver object. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
May 9, 1952; George AFB, California
At around 10:30 a.m. PST, 2 F-86 pilots observed a silvery round object overhead and set out in pursuit. When the two F-86s reached an altitude of 36,000 feet the object appeared to be at least twice their height. Both USAF pilots observed the object to be motionless and then it accelerated in an easterly direction. The object also executed various port and starboard turns of 180 degrees and then it would hover motionless. The pursuit of the object continued for approximately 5 minutes when the aircraft ran low on fuel. The object was also observed by three experienced control towers operators. 

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520509georgeafb_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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