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.

F-84 Encounters Object With "Legs"
March 31, 1953
Honshu, Japan

7:35 p.m. local time
Duration 30 mins
aircraft F-94
United States
1 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:  
March 31, 1953; Honshu, Japan (BBU)
7:35 p.m. (McDonald list; FUFOR Index)
Dan Wilson:
March 31, 1953; Honshu, Japan
7:35 p.m. local time. Major Eugene S. Williams flying an F-84 aircraft at 30,000 feet at a speed of 300-350 mph observed a very bright light about 20 degrees above the horizon on a magnetic bearing of 330 degrees. It appeared to be a round white object with a red leg protruding from the lower left side and a blue leg protruding from the lower right side. During the sighting the object seemed to drop to a lower altitude and grow bigger and brighter. It seemed to "pull off and leave" the pilot who had attempted to pursue the object after it had move from 330 degrees to 290 degrees. Major Williams chased the object for a period of 10 minutes, but it appeared to move out of sight. The total length of observation was 30 minutes. (Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530331honshu_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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