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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.

Five Radar Tracks In 50 Minutes
July 12, 1952
Belleville, Illinois

Dan Wilson:
July 12, 1952, Belleville, Illinois (BB)
Five radar observations of unidentified objects were made at the 798th AC&W Squadron beginning at 8:30 p.m CST. Object one: 8:30 p.m., 355 degrees at 200 NM, speed 1600 knots. Object two: 8:35 p.m., 30 degrees at 20 NM, speed 1700 knots. Object three: 8:47 p.m., 6 degrees at 190 NM. Object four: 8:49 p.m., 330 degrees at 180 NM. Object five: 9:20 p.m., 280 degrees at 175 NM. Visual Sighting at 2110Z  At 2110Z three airmen of the 798th AC&W Squadron, Belleville, Illinois, observed one very large round object of intense reddish orange color flying a straight course horizontal to the earth surface. The speed of the object was faster than any known aircraft. The object was observed for 20 seconds. One aircraft scrambled for observation purpose. The time given in the teletype (2110Z) may be incorrect. At around 2100 hours CST (9:00 p.m.), a large fireball-type object was seen by many witnesses in the Belleville/ St. Louis area. The object traveled in a straight line parallel to the ground from SE to the NW.  (Reference: Edwardsville Intelligencer, Illinois, July 14, 1952, page 1)

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reports/520712belleville_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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