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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.

Object Detected on SCR-584
October 12, 1953
Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska


Brad Sparks:
Oct. 12, 1953.  Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska.  9:05 p.m. (CST).  S/Sgt Harold A. Washington and Airman 2nd Harold M. [o W?] Napier, 1st Weather Group, Base Weather Station, Offutt AFB.  Target appeared in SCR584 radar A scope in NE, 54  elevation, height 22,500 ft [~4 miles ground range] on a 250 heading for 10 minutes.  Gradually changed heading to 70, height increasing to 37,000 ft [~7 miles], disappearing at 10,000 yards slant [ground?] range [~6 miles] at azimuth 70.  Possible weather balloon IFO (radar size similar) drifting at about 10-17 [?] mph and rising at about 400 ft/min (very slow for normal 100 ft/min standard ascent rate).  Initial heading opposite of wind direction from 190  to 240  at 20,000 to 30,000 ft (5-19 knots).  (Sparks;  McDonald list;  Saunders/FUFOR Index)  36 mins.

Detailed reports and documents
docs/531013OffuttAFB.pdf (Dan Wilson)


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