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.

Naval Research A/c Encounters 6 Objects Nr Cosmic Ray Balloon
Feb. 1, 1954
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

3:15 p.m. CST
Duration 5 mins
aircraft Naval Research airc
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 1, 1954; 35 miles SW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (BBU)
3:15 [2?] p.m. Crew of USN Office of Naval Research aircraft heading E towards a cosmic-ray balloon at 90,000-100,000 ft and 15-30 miles away saw 6 objects fly over and around the balloon, hover then vertically ascend out of sight. (Hynek-CUFOS­ Willy Smith files)

Dan Wilson:
2:00 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. CST. According to the PROJECT 10073 RECORD CARD, photos were taken of these objects. See 6779839 & 6779877. The pilot of the plane indicates the time was 3:15 p.m. CST and the passenger indicates the time was 2:00 p.m. CST.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540201tuscaloosa_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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