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 Pilot Observes Unidentified Lights
Feb. 1, 1953
Terre Haute, Indiana

2130 EST
Duration ???
T-33 aircraft
United States
Military USAF
1 observer
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
Not listed in the Blue Book Unknowns this report is case #28, 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. Dan Wilson located the unsanitized, secret version of one of the documents. MAXW-PBB1-791 which replaced MISC-PBB2-898, but both are presented below.

Dan Wilson:
Feb. 1, 1953; Terre Haute, Indiana
2130 EST. A military aircraft (T-33) on a 270 heading 10 miles west of Terre Haute sighted a close group of moving lights changing color from red to blue, to green to yellow. The T-33 pilot estimated their altitude to range between 30,000 ft. to 15,000 ft. flying in a manner similar to conventional aircraft. Searchlights from the St. Louis area seemed to be following the unidentified lights.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530201terrehaute_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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