Category 11 Case Directory
SIGHTINGS FROM AIRCRAFT
Preliminary Rating: 5
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|8:45 p.m. EST
Duration 3-5 secs
No radar contact
October 23, 1954; Olmstead AFB, Pennsylvania (BB)
8:45 p.m. EST. The pilot of a T-33 jet aircraft observed a blue round object the apparent size of a baseball held at arm's length. The object made a 10 o'clock fighter pass from the left down in front of nose of aircraft making loop and pursuit curves. There was another sighting one hour later. Location of observers: 3410N 8130W (South Carolina) / 3450N 7905W, (North Carolina). The length of the observation was 3-5 seconds. The location given on the PROJECT 10073 RECORD is Olmstead AFB, Penn., a Flight Service Center.
A very borderline case, but the maneuvers (if correct) eliminate a meteor.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/541023olmsteadAFB_report.htm (Dan Wilson)