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.

F-84 Encounters Two Silver Balls
Aug. 24, 1952
Bt. Hermanas, NM & Elpaso, TX

10:15 a.m. MST
Duration 10 mins
F-84G aircraft
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
This just might be #17 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 case #32, 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:
Aug. 24, 1952; Bt. Hermanas, New Mexico & El Paso, Texas (BBU 1961)
10:15 [10:20?] a.m. Georgia Air National Guard F-84G jet fighter pilot Col. G. W. Johnson saw two 6 ft silver balls in abreast formation, one turned grey rapidly, the other slowly. One changed to long grey shape during a turn. 10 mins. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Bt. 10:00 - 11:00 MST. An Air Force colonel flying an F-84G jet observed two objects in the vicinity of Hermanas, N. M. (31 deg 50 min N/108. deg 2 min W). The objects appeared to be round in shape, silver in color and approximately 6' in diameter. He observed them to be approximately two miles from him. There was no visible means of propulsion. One object seemed to change its shape to a long gray object while in a right turn. The second object also seemed to change shape when it accelerated very rapidly. The objects disappeared 3 minutes from when first observed. After approximately 7 minutes, the objects reappeared, at which time observer was over El Paso, Texas. One object seemed to climb straight up 2,000-3,000 feet and was joined by the other in close formation. The ATIC checked all possibilities of known objects in air in the vicinities of the two sightings with negative results. Conclusion: Unknown.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520824hermanas_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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