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.

B-29 Bomber Crew Watch V-Formation
Jan. 9, 1953
Santa Ana, California

7:27 p.m. PST
Duration 5-secs
B-29 aircraft
United States
observers, 2
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
This report is case #3, 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. Jan. 9, 1953; Santa Ana, CA. The crew of a B-29 bomber watched a V-formation of blue-white lights bank near the bomber, then climb away. (UFOE, III)

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 9, 1953; Santa Ana, Calif. (BB)
At 7:27 p.m. PST, two observers watched a V-formation of blue-white lights approach their B-29 air refueling aircraft at a rapid rate of closure. The lights appeared to hold the same position momentarily and then made a slight rise and disappear. The observers were 1st Lt. Lowell D. Brandt, USAF, Aircraft Commander, and 1st Lt. Charles C. Loveless, USAF, co-pilot. The length of the observation was approximately 5 seconds.

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reports/530109santa_ana_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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