RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
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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.

Navy Ground Radar / & Airborne Radars Track UFOs
July 26, 1952
Norfolk, Hampton and bet. Newport News & Langley, Virginia

Brad Sparks:
July 26, 1952; Hampton, and bet. Newport News and Langley AFB, Virginia (BBU)
12:52 a.m. (radar) 12:15-12:45? a.m. Ground observers saw a brilliant luminous alternately bright silver, red and green object hovering over the James River Bridge at about 1,500 ft for 1/2 hour, then ascend towards the E where seen by Langley AFB tower. USAF crews of 2 F-94's and ground observers saw 4 round silver/bluish objects in V­formation shoot straight up and disappear at 5,000 ft, one tracked by USN ground radar at Norfolk and by airborne radars. (Weinstein; Project 1947? Condon Committee?)

Dan Wilson:
July 26, 1952; Hampton, and bet. Newport News and Langley AFB, Va. (BBU)
12:52 a.m. (radar) At 12:15 a.m. EST, a luminous rotating object was sighted by many witnesses over and  near Newport News, Virginia. The object was apparently at a height of approximately 1500-2000 feet over the James River Bridge. At around 1:45 a.m., two airmen on duty at the Langley AFB Control Tower saw a bluish colored object to the WSW at 240 degrees azimuth. This was in the same general direction as the sightings at Newport News. This object moved straight up. Earlier at 12:52 a.m., the Naval Radar at Norfolk said they detected four objects that seemed to be stationary. This contact was maintained for 4 minutes. At around 1:25 a.m. two F-94 fighters from the 148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron were scrambled from Salisbury ADIZ, Fort Eustis, Va., and they reported radar contact at 10,000 feet with four objects in a V-formation. Contact was lost after about three 3 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520726norfolk_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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