Category 11 Case Directory
Rating: 5  


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.

TB-29 Crew Files CIRVIS Report
August 20, 1953
Nr. Castle AFB, California

1:05 p.m. PST
Duration 2-3 mins
aircraft TB-29
United States
2 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 20, 1953. Near Castle AFB, Calif. (BBU 2686)
9:05 p.m. Crew of TB-29 bomber/trainer plane saw a greyish oval object make 4 passes at the airplane (3 times at 10-20 miles distance), then dive vertically as if two objects [?]. (Berliner)

Fran Ridge:
Richard Hall had mentioned this CIRVIS Report in a Journal of UFO History which  provided a small copy of the CIRVIS Report. He later attached a better copy to an email to me which can be seen in the link below. On May 5, 2007, Dan Wilson found seven Project Blue Book documents.

Dan Wilson:
Aug. 20, 1953; Near Castle AFB, Calif. (BBU 2686)
Time and date given on the Index Card are 20/2105Z which are August 20 at 1:05 p.m. PST.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/530820castleafb_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
CIRVIS Report/docs/hamilton530820doc.htm (Dick Hall)

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