Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  


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.

Light Ascends, Paces Aircraft, Takes Off Vertically
July 13, 1952
Washington, D.C.

4 a.m.
Duration mins
aircraft not given
United States
1 observer
No Radar contact reported

Brad Sparks:
washington 1952 July 13
July 13, 1952. 60 miles SW of Washington, D.C. (BBU)
4 a.m. (EDT). National Airline Flight 611 Capt. William Bruen piloting airliner heading N from Jacksonville, Flor., saw round ball of bluish-white light hovering to the W then ascend to airliner altitude of 11,000 ft, then parallel course off left wing at about 2 miles distance, took off upwards at 1,000 mph when Bruen turned on all aircraft lights. (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 9091; NARCAP)

Fran Ridge:
A report was submitted, in accordance with JANAP 146, to: A. Secretary of Defense, B. Commanding Officer, Langley AFB, Virginia.
Detailed reports and documents
MAXW-PBB12-7-10.pdf (Dan Wilson & Fran Ridge)

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