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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.

Airliner Investigates Strange Object
June 26, 1954
Cincinnati - Dayton - Columbus, Ohio

7:30 a.m. EST
Duration  mins
aircraft airliner
United States
observers, over 60
No radar contact

Dan Wilson:  
June 26, 1954; Cincinnati - Dayton - Columbus, Ohio (BB)
7:30 a.m. EST. Six reports received of a round silvery object, all but one were received from Cincinnati ARTC. At around 7:30 a.m., a metallic blob was seen high in the sky near Columbus. According to a newspaper article a crew of an airliner was alerted to investigate and the crew circled under the object while the passengers took a look at the strange object. Zanesville Radio advised at 5:55 a.m. sighting round silvery object on azimuth of 80 degrees.  At 1035Z (5:35 a.m. EST) a Air Force charter flight, No. 46 AF 23-24 to Wilmington, Delaware, flying at 3,000 feet observed an object in the Zanesville, Ohio area. The object was at approximately 18,000 to 20,000 feet. (Dan Wilson, BB files).

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540626ohio_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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