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.

Sphere Circles Below T-6
Nov. 15, 1952
Pyongyang, North Korea

1:45 p.m. local time (1324 hours)
Duration 5-7 mins
aircraft T-6
North Korea
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 15, 1952; Near Pyongyang, North Korea (BBU)
USAF pilot flying T-6 aircraft was circled 3 times by a 10 ft silvery sphere. (Weinstein)

Dan Wilson:
Nov. 15, 1952; Near Pyongyang, North Korea (BBU)
Beginning at 1:45 p.m. Lt. Layten S. Bass pilot, and Lt. Richard I. Barnard, observer, flying a combat mission in a T-6 aircraft, observed a spherical-shaped object silver in color 8 to 10 feet in diameter flying close to the ground. The object circled three times to the left in a diameter ranging from 100 to 1000 yards while gaining considerable altitude. They lost sight of the object at approximately 18,000 feet in the glare of the sun. The speed of the object was estimated at 500-700 mph. Lt. Col Andrew Payton Operations Officer, 30th Weather squadron stated that there was little possibility of a weather balloon of any size performing as the object is reported doing under the prevailing conditions. The length of the observation was 5-7 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/521115pyongyang_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/521115pyongyang_haines.htm (Richard Haines)

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