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.

AF Secretary Harold Talbott Sighting
March 24, 1954
Fresno, California

CST ???
Duration ???
aircraft not identified
United States
sev observers
No radar contact

Fran Ridge:
March 24, 1954; Fresno, California
The alleged description of the encounter is: Talbott is in a plane flying over California on his way to Palm Springs. When over Fresno, he and several others on the plane purportedly saw a large metal object following their plane about 1,000 feet below and 1,000 feet behind. The pilot was ordered to turn around, but the UFO outmaneuvered them and raced off.  Loren Gross mentioned that Deputy ATIC Commander John O'Mara confirmed the sighting to Leonard Stringfield in a phone interview.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540324fresno_report.htm (Michael Swords)
SecAF Talbott UFO Sighting March 24 1954 in CRIFO Newsletter June 4 1954.pdf
SecAF Talbott UFO Sighting in Loren Gross History 1954 Jan-May -- newsclip.pdf

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