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.

Navion Encounters Flat-Bottomed Object / Tracked On Ground Radar
June 25, 1954
Indian Lake, Ohio

5:05 p.m. EDST
Duration 3-5 mins
aircraft Navion light plane
United States
2+ observers
Radar contact (G)

Brad Sparks:
June 25, 1954; Indian Lake, Ohio (BBU)
5:05 p.m. EDST. John Mark ,an experienced private pilot flying a Navion light plane at 6,200 feet altitude, observed one silver or aluminum round object with a flat bottom, raised front edge, inverted cone on top, and a diameter of about 40 feet, at 12,000 to 15,000 feet. The object flew horizontally at approximately 2000 mph, hovered, made a high-G pull up and then a steep climb into an overcast. Radar at Dayton, Ohio airport, tracked a very fast target (1980 mph) at same location. The observation lasted approximately 3-5 minutes. (Don Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Object reacted exactly as if it was listening to his radio transmission. Radar control sighted the object. (See BB docs in report below)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540625indianlake_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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