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  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.

Radar Tracks Object For 17 Minutes
Feb. 17, 1953
Wurtsmith, Port Austin, Michigan

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 17, 1953. Wurstsmith, Port Austin, Mich. (BBU 2419)
10:04-10:25 p.m. (EST).  2 officers and 3 airmen of USAF 754th AC&W squadron saw an object larger and brighter than a star in the W or WNW, changing color, moving slowly until fading out at 10:09.  Venus was setting on the horizon at about 10:10 at azimuth ~280.   Radar tracked a target at 10:08 at 9-10 nm range on upper beam only (1297 MHz) of FPS-3 search radar at 300 azimuth moving S for 22 mins, at 55-60 knots (63-69 mph), approaching to ~9 nm range, until disappearing in ground clutter at 10 nm range at 210 azmith at 10:30.  Possible helicopter (?) but ADC found no helicopters were flying in the area of sighting.  (Sparks;  Berliner)   

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530217portaustin_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)

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