Category 11 Case Directory
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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.

Jets Scrambled From Kirtland
July 29, 1952
Los Alamos, New Mexico

10:00 a.m. MST
Duration ???
Jet interceptor aircraft
United States
Multiple observers
No radar contact "reported"

Fran Ridge:
This is apparently case #13 of Major Dewey Fournet's "motions study" UFOs cases as presented to the Robertson Panel in January of 1953, whereby he deduced that UFOs were guided by intelligence and the flight characteristics indicated that the intelligence was beyond "us".
This report is also case #18, on the official clearance list. of 41 formerly classified Air Technical Intelligence UFO reports cleared for Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe by Albert M. Chop, Air Force Press Desk.

Brad Sparks:
July 29, 1952; Los Alamos, New Mexico (BBU)
10 a.m. Several Los Alamos Scientific Lab and other witnesses saw white object moving E to W, about 1.8°/sec angular velocity, with gyrating or fluttering motion. 2 jet interceptors from Kirtland AFB arrived about 5 mins later chasing object W to E, all 3 leaving contrails. At 10:57 a.m. light-brown egg­shaped object with wings was sighted hovering then shot off to the NW disappearing in 3 secs. 30 secs. (Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 61-64)

Dan Wilson:
July 29, 1952, Los Alamos, New Mexico
At 0949 MST, several pilots and guards from Los Alamos observed a UFO. Fighters in the Los Alamos area vere diverted to the area of the sighting and visually vectored toward the object. The object disappeared but reappeared in front of the fighters, made a 36O degree turn, came around in back of the fighters, followed for two minutes and disappeared. (*)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520729alamos_haines.htm (Richard Haines)
Jets Scrambled From Kirtland - MISC-PBB1-520-523 (Dan Wilson)
Fighters Involved - NARA-PBB85 672, 703 (Dan Wilson) *
Fighters Diverted - MISC-PBB1 532-535 (Dan Wilson)
Project Blue Book Files - Sightings At Los Alamos (J. Allen Hynek)
articles/520729losalamos_article.htm (Dan Wilson)

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