RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
Rating: 5  


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.

Aircraft Has Radar Contact But No Visual
July 21, 1952
Beluga Lake, Alaska

Fran Ridge:
July 21, 1952; Beluga Lake, Alaska
12:20 p.m. Ac­cording to a brief statement included in the Project Blue Book files, Captain Henry S. Anthony, Jr., and First Lieu­tenant John T. Larkins were airborne in the Beluga Lake area when the first contact was made at 18,000 yards. Lock-on was accomplished at 12,000 yards and an intercept started. Target was level with the aircraft's speed greater than 100 knots to 6,000 yards. At this point the target disappeared and could not be re-­established. Pilot did not make visual sighting. A little less than an hour later, they made another at­tempt to contact the target. They had remained in the area searching for the UFO.

See report by Kevin Randle below. Also note Tom DeMary's note that gave us some of the details, and then Jean Waskiewicz's documents from footnotes.com that gave us the official report from the radar operator. Jean  also made us a transcription.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520721beluga_rep.htm (Kevin Randle)
reports/520721beluga_rep2.htm (Jean Waskiewicz)
docs/MAXW-PBB12-1130.pdf (Tom DeMary)

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