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.

Very Large Disc Sighted By Private Pilot
July 22, 1952
Near New Smyrna, Florida

5:46 p.m. EST
Duration 10 secs +
aircraft not mentioned
United States
2 observer
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
July 22, 1952; New Smyrna, Florida (BB)
5:46 p.m. EST. Unidentified object was sighted by private pilot off New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Objsct was describod as very large and round, travelling very fast in a northeasterly direction, at about 3,000 - 4.000 feet, with no visible means of propulsion. This report filed by intelligence officer, Lt. Col. Frank W. Allen, USAF, MATS, teletype FLYOBRPT submitted by Maxwell Flight Service Center.

Richard Hall:
July 22, 1952; New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
5:46 p.m. EST. Robert N.  Heintzelman, a private pilot, alerted by his wife, saw a very large hovering metallic-appearing disc at 3,000 to 4,000 altitude. After about 10 seconds, the disc abruptly shot away climbing at a steep angle in a northeasterly direction and disappeared. (NICAP report form based on a newspaper story says, "A private pilot and his companoion while flying along the coast...." )

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520722nsmyrna_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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