RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
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RADCAT is a revitalized special project now being conducted jointly by NICAP & Project 1947 with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of RADCAT, Martin Shough, to create a comprehensive listing of radar cases with detailed documentation from all previous catalogues, including UFOCAT and original RADCAT.

Several Radar Contacts
Jan. 28, 1953
Albany and Dobbins, Georgia

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 28, 1953; Turner AFB, Dobbins, Georgia (BBU 2365)
9:40-10:00 p.m. (EST). USAF senior pilot at Moody AFB, Major Hal W. Lamb, apparently saw the setting planet Venus changing color and shape (at 267°-270° azimuth 3° elevation  dropping below horizon, his estimates varying from 250° to 295°-310° azimuth) while flying a T-33, also seen by Turner AFB tower operators (with time errors of about 10 mins). At about 9:40-9:48 (reported as 9:50-9:58) two GCA radar maintenance men at Turner AFB radar tracked 3 moving targets and a stationary target (at due W 270° azimuth 26 miles?). At 10:00 (reported as 10:10), the GCA reported 2 stationary targets at 17 and 27 (or 23­ 27?) miles both 300° azimuth. No visual confirmation though binoculars used. (Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 28, 1953; Albany, Georgia
At 9:50 p.m. EST, Albany radio called Turner AFB tower and asked the operators on duty to look west of the field and see if they observed any strange objects. A circular object changing colors from glowing orange to white was observed at 250 degrees azimuth 15 degrees above the horizon. The tower operators watched the object for a period of eight minutes until it disappeared. During this eight minute period GCA was contacted and two maintenance men were doing work on the radar and turned the set on and they reported that they picked up 3 or 4 objects on the scope, 3 moving and 1 stationary. These objects were at approximately 300 degrees at 27 miles. (Dan Wilson)

At 21:35 hours (9:35 p.m.) EST, a pilot flying a T-33 jet aircraft reported that he observed an unusually bright light NW of Albany, Georgia. At first the object appeared to be circular in shape and white in color. When the object was first sighted the T-33 was at 4000 feet and the object appeared to be slightly above the aircraft. At the end of the observation the aircraft was at 10,000 feet and the object appeared to be below the plane. The last 15 seconds of observation the object changed from circular in shape to triangular and then split in two triangles one above the other and then they disappeared suddenly. According to the sighting report radar contact was made with the object by Albany Airport. (Dan Wilson) 
Detailed reports and documents
reports/530128georgia_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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