Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  


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.

Two F-94's Encounter Controlled Object
Oct. 29, 1952
Hempstead, Long Island

2 a.m. Local
Duration 20 mins
F-94 aircraft
United States
Military, USAF
2 crews observers 4 ???
No radar contact *

Fran Ridge:
This report is case #5, 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:
Oct. 29, 1952; Hempstead, Long Island, New York (BBU)
5:10 a.m. EST. Two USAF F-94 jet fighter crews saw a white luminous object maneuvering at high speed.20 mins.  (Weinstein; BB files)

We couldn't find a radar track in this case because there were strangely conflicting assertions that some or all radars, ground and air, were mysteriously "inoperative," frankly unbelievable for a major ADC radar site like Montauk which was the main air defense bulwark for the East Coast and NYC in particular and which had at least 4 radars, not all of which could possibly have been inoperative at exactly the same time (except perhaps if there had been a power blackout but even then wouldn't they have had backup generators at a major ADC site?).  (Sparks)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/521029hempstead_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/521029hempstead_clearer Footnotes Docs_report.htm (Jean Waskiewicz)

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