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.

B-25 Crew Encounters Rectangular Object / Close Encounter
June 7, 1952
E. of Albuquerque, New Mexico

11;18 a.m. MST
Duration ?
aircraft B-25
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
June 7, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico (BBU 1260)
11:18 a.m. Crew of B-25 bomber #8840 at 11,500 ft saw a rectangular aluminum object, about 6 ft x 4 ft, fly 250-300 ft below them. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
June 7, 1952; 25 miles east of Albuquerque, New Mexico
11:18 a.m. MST. Col. Harold A. Radetsky, and Lt. Col. George S. Baylan, Pilot and Co-pilot of a B-25 aircraft, observed a rectangular object with dimensions of 6' X 4' of metal construction, possibly aluminum, 25 miles east of Albuquerque. The object was at an estimated altitude  of 11,000 feet and was seen crossing the flight path of the B-25 which was at 11,500 feet. The object was estimated to be not more than 250-300 feet from the aircraft (BB files, Weinstein 342  03/21)

Fran Ridge:
As the BB number denotes, this is one of the cases the Air Force listed as unidentified. The object apparently was within close encounter range 250-300' from witbesses (CE=less than 500').

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520607albuq_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
NARA-PBB1-53 (Fran Ridge)
AVCAT/ACUFOE_Catalogs_List_of_sources.htm (Weinstein)

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