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.

Circular Bright Light Observed by Air & Ground Observers
Jan. 28, 1954
Blackstone, Virginia

5:15 p.m. EST
aircraft C-47
United States
4 observers (1 air/4 gnd)
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 28, 1954; Blackstone, Virginia (BB)
5:15 p.m. EST. A circular bright light with an apparent bright metallic surface stationary at 30 degrees elevation in the north was observed by Marvin B. Smith, Jr. a former control tower operator in the Air Force, and three CAA employees. A C-47 identified as an USAF Evacuation Plane flew over the CAA station and was notified of the object and the pilot advised that he also saw the object, which he thought was at between 30 and 40 thousand feet in altitude. The object was observed for 31 minutes.

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