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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.

Catch-Me-If-You-Can UFO on Radar
August 25, 1955
Fordland, Missouri


Brad Sparks
August 25, 1955; Fordland, Missouri (BBU)
7:56 p.m. (CST) (McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
August 25, 1955; Fordland, Missouri
At 7:56 p.m. (CST) (26/0156Z), a blip appeared on a ground radar scope moving at about 1000 mph. After a few minutes the target began to slow down perceptibly to around 320 mph. A fighter plane, "Dropkick 17" was scrambled and was directed toward the target. When the fighter approached to within 5 miles of the target it faded. The target then popped up dead ahead 20 miles away. As the fighter DK 17 approached to 1/2 mile of target it faded away. From then on it was like a game, the target would pop up about 20 miles away and when the fighter would head toward it the target would fade away. This happened 10 to 15 times until DK 17 reported he was low on fuel. When DK 17 was about 50 miles away the UFOB began painting like a B-52 and was not moving. Radar personnel at the Fordland AFS were: 1st Lt.John N. Oliver, Director; A/2C J.L.Bossom, Radar operator; A/2C Issac N. Young, Radar operator. (Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/550825fordland_rep.htm (Dan Wilson)


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