RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR


RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

Target Suddenly Enlarges
June 19, 1952
Goose Bay, Labrador

Brad Sparks:
June 19, 1952.  Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada (BBU 1308)
2:37 a.m.   2nd Lt. A'Gostino and unidentified radar operator saw a red light turn white while wobbling.  Radar tracked a stationary target that suddenly enlarged then returned to previous size, possibly a disc rotating to present wider reflective surface. 1 min.  (Sparks;  Be rliner;  cf. Ruppelt p. 146)

Donald Keyhoe:
On the night of June 19, 1952, Goose Bay Air Force Base, in Labrador, came in for a brief observation. Just as radar men picked up a UFO track, ground men outside saw a strange, red-lighted object come in over the field. The radar blip suddenly enlarged, as if the device had banked, exposing a larger surface to the radar beam. At the same moment the watching airmen saw the red light wobble or flutter. After a moment the light turned white and quickly disappeared. Apparently the unknown craft had gone into a steep climb. (Keyhoe, Flying Saucers From Outer Space, 52; NICAP UFO Evidence, 77; from a USAF Intelligence Report *)

Fran Ridge:
The document we located tells us there were probably two separate incidents. One was a visual; the other was a radar track. Nothing to indicate a simultaneous radar/visual as keyhoe reported.
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