Category 11 Case Directory
  SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT 
 
  Preliminary
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.

Four Navy Fighters Encounter 16 UFOs
May 14, 1954
Dallas, Texas

12:00 p.m. local
Duration ???
aircraft probably F9F Panther jets
United States
Military
4 observers
No EMI
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
May 14, 1954; Dallas, Texas (BBU)
USMC pilots of 4 fighter planes saw 4 formations of 4 round objects changing color from orange to white. (Weinstein; BB files??; UFOE, IV)

Dan Wilson: 
May 14, 1954. Near Dallas, Texas (BBU)
12:00 p.m. local. A flight of Marine Corps jets led by Maj. Charles Scarborough, was headed north in mid-afternoon. At a point 6 miles west of the city, Major Scarborough sighted 16 unidentified objects in groups of four, dead ahead but at higher altitude, 15 degrees above. He radioed Capt. Roy Jorgensen, whose jet he had in sight by its contrail. Captain Jorgensen, at higher altitude, saw the UFOs below his left wing. Just as the two pilots tried to box in the UFOs, Major Scarborough saw them fade from glowing white to orange and disappear, apparently speeding away due north. (See sketch) Based on Captain Jorgensen's position the UFOs were 3 miles ahead of Major Scarborough's plane, and 15 degrees above him. Triangulation shows that the UFOs were at about 32,000 feet.

Detailed reports and documents
articles/540514dallas_article.htm (Dan Wilson/NICAP UFOE excerpt)


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