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 Crew Chase Four Lights
December 9, 1952
Madison, Wisconsin

5:45 p.m. local
Duration 10 mins
aircraft T-33
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Dec. 9, 1952; About 10 miles S of Madison, Wisc. (BBU 2267)
5:45 p.m. Capt. Bridges and 1st Lt. Johnson in a USAF T-33 jet trainer saw 4 bright lights, in diamond formation, fly at 400 mph heading 130 or about SE at about 8,000 ft. They followed the objects at 450 mph until passing (overtaking) them near 10 miles NE of Janesville, Wisc. (at 4247' N, 88 55' W) at 5:50 p.m., at which time they radioed the ADC 755th AC&W radar site "Soapberry," which could not detect objects, only the T-33. Objects continued on 90 E heading and T-33 followed until breaking off due to low fuel at 5:55 about 10 miles W of Racine, Wisc. (at 4245' N, 88 0' W). No silhouette visible even when objects seen against Milwaukee city lights. 10 mins. (Berliner; cf. Hynek-CUFOS re-eval; Jan Aldrich)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/521209madison_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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