RADCAT Case Directory
  Category 9, RADAR  
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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.

Bermuda Radar Case
July 3, 1954
Off Bermuda

Fran Ridge:
This report involves official radarscope photos of UFOs off Bermuda, taken on July 3rd, 1954. Project Blue Book "identified" these as a battleship and six accompanying destroyers but the experienced radar operator stated that the radar returns were definitely unidentified and unlike any ship returns he had ever seen. This report is not listed in the Blue Book "Unknowns."  Some of the images of the radarscope in the media and on the internet have been incorrect. One series of four shows the very same shot; with one duplicate, one cropped, and one blackened out. The giveaway was the event timer at the above right of each photo. I was able to locate all of the original shots and post them on the NICAP site. Dan Wilson recently posted a series of documents which Jean Waskiewicc made into two huge pdf files linked below.

Brad Sparks:
1:45-1:55 a.m. Radar scope photos of a geometric formation of 7 objects traveling SW [10-50 miles?]. [6 disc-shaped objects circled larger disc in the center at low altitude. B­ 56?? aircraft crew sighting?] (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
A B-36 flying over the Atlantic near Bermuda reported receiving peculiar radar returns on an APS-23 radar set. The returns consisted of a clear and well defined circular formation containing 7 and at times 8 objects. The returns were first observed by Capt. Charles C. Spahn, R.O. Spahn had 11 years Air Force service and 3,400 hours flying hours and 1,500 hours as a radar observer. Spahn did not think these returns were ships on the surface. He had tracked a couple of ships just hours before the returns showed up. Spahn says that the shape of the individual returns are not common to ships.

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