RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
Rating: 5  


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 Tracked / Jets Scrambled
June 12, 1954
Baltimore & Washington area

Dan Wilson:
June 12, 1954; Hyattsville, Maryland (BB)
11:30 p.m. EST, a large bluish-green oval or round shaped object was observed circling and hovering in the sky for at least 45 minutes by W. L Tatspaugk. Two F-86D fighters were scrambled. This may mean that an object was observed on radar. Hyattsville is approximately 2 miles NE of Washington DC. Docs do not confirm radar, but see newsclipping below.

Wilmington Morning News, July 9, 1954, article:
June 12, 1954; Baltimore and Washington area.
The Baltimore Filter Center had the object on radarscope for over two hours. 100 Mystery Objects Spotted Here, pages 1 and 4) Don Keyhoe wrote in ALIENS FROM SPACE: "On June 12, another giant ship---or the same one ---made a night appearance, hovering at 79,000 feet between Washington and Baltimore. Air Defense immediately scrambled jet fighters, to be ready if the alien spacecraft came down in firing range. For an hour the gigantic craft held its high altitude, while the AF jets circled helplessly beneath it."

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540612baltimore_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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