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.

GCA Paints Stationary Target
August 28, 1952
Brookley AFB, Mobile, Alabama

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 28, 1952; Chickasaw and Brookley AFB, Mobile, Alabama (BBU 2006)
9:30-10:20 p.m. 3 civilians in Chickasaw reported to duty officer USAF Capt. at Brookley AFB seeing multiple red stationary and maneuvering objects to the S and one moving from S to W, all over the direction of Brookley. AFOSI agent arrived in Chickasaw at 9:50 to investigate and saw the same 4 objects to the S and SW estimated 8-12 miles distance, one fiery red object stationary for 15 mins then drifted 15°-20° to the right then stationary again. Radar operator visually spotted red-green object over Chickasaw to the N. USAF duty officer and control tower operators saw one object to the SW at 240° azimuth to the right and lower than the moon [which was at about 214° azimuth 22° elevation], and another object to the W at 280° azimuth at 10°-20° elevation the latter was confirmed by GCA's MPN-1 radar as a stationary target at 280° azimuth 4 miles range 4,000 ft altitude [= 11° elevation]. AFOSI officer, and others saw one object explode, one do a figure-8 maneuver, etc., 4­ 6 objects larger than a star or planet varying from fiery red, red-blue, red-green and sparkling diamond appearance, a civilian AF employee saw a flat oval shape. 50-mins. (Berliner; cf. Hynek-CUFOS-Willy Smith files).

Dan Wilson:
The control tower operator, Irl A. Whittaker, at Brookley AFB, in his statement said that the GCA operator reported that he had a blip on his scope at about 280 degrees angle from the station at approximately 4000 feet. The GCA picked up another object on the scope at 240 degrees. The officer of the day requested aircraft coverage at this point. The only aircraft taking off was a B-29 #554A going to Maxwell AFB. The aircraft commander was notified accordingly and he said he would take a look, however, he failed to contact the tower afterwards. (43 docs submitted below)

Detailed reports and documents
docs/520828ChicksawAndBrookleyAFBDocs1.pdf (Jan Aldrich/Dan Wilson)
docs/520828ChicksawAndBrookleyAFBDocs2.pdf (Jan Aldrich/Dan Wilson)

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