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.

T-33 Encounters Object Size Of Dime
Sept. 27, 1952
Hempstead, Texas

0905 hours MT
Duration 2-3 min
aircraft T-33
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 27, 1952; Hempstead, Texas (BBU)
2 USAF T-33 pilots saw a white-silver circular flat disc flying erratically at 600-700 mph. (Weinstein)

Dan Wilson:
Sept. 27, 1952; Hempstead, Texas
9:05 a.m. CST. 1st Lt. James E. Fahnauer, an instructor, and a Cadet student, both of the 3530 Pilot Training Group were flying in a T-33 jet aircraft  at 40,000 feet. Lt. Fahnauer saw a white circular object the size of a dime almost directly overhead. He called the student's attention to the object. The object was estimated to be 15,000 to 25,000 feet above them. The object moved erratically at a very high rate of speed to the south or southeast. The speed of the object was estimated at 600 to 700 mph. Once or twice the object seemed to bank to the vertical at which time it appeared to be flat. There did seem to be a faint misty area to the rear of the object. The object was observed for 2 to 3 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520927hempstead_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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