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.

Beech Bonanza Encounters Fat Football
Sept. 13, 1952
Nr. Allentown, Pennsylvania

7:40 p.m. local EDT
Duration  15 secs
aircraft Beech Bonanza
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 13, 1952; Near Allentown, Penna. (BBU 2085)
7:40 p.m. Private pilot W. A. Hobler, flying a Beech Bonanza at 10,000 ft from Allentown to the Caldwell-Bright Omni station, saw a 3 ft object, shaped like a fat football, flaming orange-red color, at his 11 o'clock high position about 450-600 ft away descend at a 30 angle on a collision course. Hobler made a sharp climb to avoid it, object then pulled up in a 65 climb in front of his airplane. He then made a rapid 180 right turn but lost the object traveling at about 700 mph. 15 secs. ? (Berliner; NARCAP)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520913allentown_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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